BY MIKE HUCKABEE
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To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die, a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
Please join me in offering prayers for House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, who announced this morning that he’s been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. He called it a “very treatable” form of blood cancer, and said he has begun treatments. He said he expects to work through this period.
Rep. Scalise is no stranger to health struggles, having survived a near-fatal shooting by a deranged leftist. We wish him a full and swift recovery.
Please join me in praying for all those in the path of Hurricane Idalia, and if you are among them, please watch the news closely and take all precautions to keep yourself, your family and your pets safe.
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez drops out of presidential race
It seemed for a while as if every Republican in America except me was going to run for President, but now, the first one has already dropped out. Miami Mayor Fracis Suarez has suspended his campaign. I suspect this was never a serious run but just a trial to get his name known nationally. I’ll let you decide whether it worked.
Before we let the second anniversary of the tragically botched Afghanistan pullout pass, give your attention to these enraged Gold Star families who testified to the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday. They lost their loved ones in a terrorist bombing that never would have happened if anyone competent were in charge (the alleged bomber had been spotted earlier that day, but nobody could decide who had the power to give the order to take him out and he disappeared.)
You must read the statement of the father of Marine Cpl. Daegan W. Page, who is fed up with being lied to about everything: about why his child was killed, about our relationship with the Taliban, and about President Biden being such a caring “family man.” He said after the way Biden has treated these Gold Star families, that campaign slogan will never work again, adding, “There cannot be anything more cowardly and disgusting with how you treated us. You are a disgrace to the nation.”
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The border is not closed
The Biden Administration keeps claiming that the border is closed, even though it has literally welded the gates open to let illegal migrants pour in and is selling the border wall materials as scrap metal.
Biden’s Department of “Homeland Security” under Alejandro Mayorkas issued NTA’s (Notices to Appear in court) to more than 820,000 border crossers just between January 1st and July 31st of this year alone. As RFK Jr. pointed out in our interview, those court dates are now seven years in the future, even if they bother to show up (which most won't.)
And on the eve of September 11th, the FBI is scrambling to find more than a dozen Uzbek nationals who entered seeking asylum earlier this year, after the feds discovered that they traveled to our border with the help of a smuggler tied to ISIS. At least there’s no evidence yet that they are terrorists themselves, but that’s the type of thing we used to find out BEFORE we let them into the US.
When border state Governors began busing some of the flood of illegal entrants to northern blue cities and states who actually voted for this insanity, the leaders there and their media bootlicks dismissed the action as “petty” and “childish.” As the full buses kept coming, they whined that it was “cruel” and “inhumane.” And now that they’ve gotten a taste of the results of the policies they thought they'd only be inflicting on border states, and with their parks and hotels overrun with unvetted illegal immigrants and their social services facing bankruptcy, they’re learning that the term they were looking for all along was “effective.”
The New York Post reports that New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hocul are demanding emergency aid from Biden to deal with the illegal border invasion that he created. What they got in return was a “stunningly arrogant” letter from DHS Secretary Majorkas, giving them advice on how to deal with it and bragging about what the Administration has already done for them, like “allowing” access to a JFK Airport hangar to house 800 migrants.
Antonio Majorkas giving advice to anyone on how to do their job is like Dylan Muvaney giving tips on how to sell beer.
This is why people say that when students leave college, they finally enter the real world:
In an infuriating court ruling, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by some members of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at the University of Wyoming. They sued the school for allowing “transgender” student Artemis Langford to join the sorority and live in their group house. They say Langford claims to “identify” as female, but has made little effort to resemble a female. He’s large and intimidating, and the women claim he frightens them by peeping and staring at them in intimate situations while visibly aroused.
The sorority, whose leaders are all-in on the “anybody is a woman who claims to feel like it” madness, asked for the suit to be dismissed. The judge ruled that since the national sorority and the UW chapter voted to admit Langford, the school didn’t violate any policies by letting him join. And it wasn’t within the court’s duties to define “woman” in this case: “The delegate of a private, voluntary organization interpreted ‘woman’, otherwise undefined in the nonprofit's bylaws, expansively; this Judge may not invade Kappa Kappa Gamma's freedom of expressive association and inject the circumscribed definition Plaintiffs urge."
So if you don’t want yourself (or your daughter) having some dangerous-looking male leering at her when she comes out of the shower, make sure she doesn’t go within 50 yards of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. With this ruling, I suspect it may soon look more like the Delta fraternity in “Animal House.”
How Bidenomics is hurting American families
VP Kamala Harris tried stumping for more abortion access by reminding people that "[m]ost Americans are a $400 unexpected expense away from bankruptcy." But all that did was remind people of how much Bidenomics is killing them financially. This article takes a closer look at that. Prepare to be shocked.
If you wonder why you can’t cover a $400 medical bill or are borrowing against your 401K or buying groceries with a credit card, you can thank Biden and the Democrats. When Biden took office, Americans had $2.3 trillion in personal savings. With the post-pandemic economy rebounding, that shot up to $5.7 trillion. But since the 2021 passage of Biden’s laughably-titled “American Rescue Plan,” personal savings have plummeted by nearly $5 trillion to only $862 billion. Just in the past year, the average US household has lost $33,000 in real wealth.
So what is Harris promising here? Reelect them and they’ll at least keep abortions cheap because you won’t be able to afford another child?
Related: If you’re one of the rare Americans who’s doing well enough to afford to put more money into your retirement account, the IRS is delaying a rule that would’ve prevented that. More info here:
I was saddened to hear that Joe Wurzelbacher, aka “Joe The Plumber,” has died at 49 of pancreatic cancer.
Joe became an inadvertent celebrity, political figure and lightning rod for the left during the 2008 presidential race when, during a campaign stop, he asked Barack Obama about his tax plan and whether small business people like himself would have to pay more. It was the kind of simple question that every candidate should be prepared to answer, but the media were aghast: you do not question the Lightbringer, you merely worship him! So they went after Joe the way Twitter cancel culture mobs these days go after anyone who voices common sense.
Joe, however, did not let them bully him into silence, and he became a well-known voice for working people during that race and beyond.
This story has more about Joe, plus a link to a fundraiser to help his widow and young children. Please check it out.
Also, my condolences and prayers for the family of New Hampshire Republican activist Alexander Talcott. He was found dead in his home in Durham with a stab wound in his neck. It’s been ruled a homicide, and the police are investigating.
Remember that photo of a teenage Bill Clinton shaking hands with JFK that his campaign made such a big deal out of? Well, I like this even better.
A 20-year-old clip has surfaced from MSNBC of a teenaged Vivek Ramaswamy asking then-presidential candidate Al Sharpton, "Of all the Democratic candidates out there, why should I vote for the one with the least political experience?"
Sharpton replied that he had lots of political experience that just wasn’t in elected office and that Bush’s elected experience didn’t make him a good President. Ramaswamy says now, "I’ll give the 18-year-old version of myself a pat-on-the-back for eliciting the most sensible words ever to come from that man’s mouth."
Of course, I would’ve said it’s a trick question. The correct answer is, “You shouldn’t vote for any Democratic candidate.”
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If you missed my interview with Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who might be the last prominent Democrat politician with any sense at all, then you have to watch this. Among other important topics, we discussed border security and the disaster Biden has made of it. RFK did what our “border czar” Kamala Harris has never done: he actually went to the border and watched what’s happening there, as buses filled with 55 illegal entrants apiece, all paying the Mexican cartels to bring them, arrive over and over, all day long, day in and day out.
Sources say there ARE recordings that will end Biden’s campaign
First, in an update to our story yesterday about Jay Bratt, top aide to Trump Special Counsel Jack Smith, repeatedly visiting the White House, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan of Ohio has written both the DOJ and White House chief of staff to provide records of these interactions, citing concerns about Smith’s “impartiality.” I’m sure they’ll get right on that.
Meanwhile, investigative reporter John Solomon of JUST THE NEWS, probably the best longtime source of information on the Biden/Burisma scandal, offered his perspective yesterday on the growing story about Joe Biden’s use of pseudonyms in communications with son Hunter about Ukraine.
It was in 2021, he told Sean Hannity, Tuesday night, that his team found the first communications on Hunter’s laptop and from the State Department that showed Joe Biden using the pseudonyms. “There was an indication that this was larger; that’s why we put the FOIA [Freedom Of Information Act request] in,” he said. To do this, JUST THE NEWS was working with the Southeastern Legal Foundation, the group that is now suing to get the approximately 5,400 emails at issue.
So, why would a White House staffer be cc-ing Hunter Biden on a planned call with a foreign leader that Joe Biden was going to make, which happens to involve the company that had hired Hunter to be on its board?
Solomon described an earlier episode in which Joe Biden forwarded some highly sensitive information to his private email account (“John L. Stevens?”) and copied to Hunter. Received from a U.S. Embassy, it had concerned ongoing negotiations for the impending release of a U.S. hostage/prisoner in Turkey. So, why was Hunter, a so-called “private citizen,” copied on this?
“I think we’re going to see more instances like this,” he said. “I’ve talked to people around Joe Biden, who say, ‘Yeah, this happened from time to time. Sometimes the boss would instruct this, sometimes his aides would do this, but we would do it…”
Solomon pointed out that these would have been classified emails. “While the scope and size is similar to Hillary Clinton’s email problem, different types of email thus far, but...sending something that’s a sensitive communication from the embassy to your non-government, drug-addicted, global crusading, money-making son is probably not a good practice.”
“And I think these are some of the many issues that [Wisconsin Sen.] Ron Johnson and [Iowa Sen.] Chuck Grassley first brought to attention in 2020. The Bidens were a national security risk.”
Another problem, he said, is Hunter’s many flights with his father on Air Force Two. He apparently scored deals, as with Beijing, while on some of these trips.
“The Biden presidency is the place where all our conspiracy theories come true,” Solomon said. “Each one of those things that were dismissed years ago are now true. It’s a real problem for the President. It really is a credibility problem for him.”
Reading Solomon’s latest news stories these days feels like deja vu, because he was covering them several years ago. (We passed them along at the time, but precious few did.) Here’s a new one that describes Biden’s trip to Ukraine, “where he planned to deliver a momentous shock to the U.S.-Ukraine relationship” by threatening then-President Petro Poroshenko that the U.S. would withhold $1 billion in loan guarantees unless they fired lead prosecutor Viktor Shokin.
But the story is much more fleshed-out today. For one thing, we see the involvement of then-assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland. “A U.S. intervention into the domestic affairs of an ally like Ukraine was rare and intrusive,” Solomon said, “and the meddling has had years of fallout.”
President Obama must have known about the shift in Ukraine policy, the plan to push for Shokin’s firing, before Biden left on his trip. In testimony to Senate investigators, Geoffrey Pyatt, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, said there would’ve been a “deputies’ or principals’ level discussion” before Biden left on Air Force Two. “I would imagine,” he said, “based on my conversations with him, that the Vice President also would have a discussion with the President, and saying, ‘Hey, boss, this is what I’m doing,’ and, you know, take it from there.”
Just changing the policy towards a foreign country, in itself, is not illegal. But, as JUST THE NEWS has reported, career officials at State, Treasury and Justice actually had recommended that Ukraine get the $1 billion loan guarantee, because they saw Shokin’s office making progress in its investigation. Why would Joe Biden not follow their recommendations (and adhere to our promise), other than the fact that his son was on Burisma’s board when they desperately needed Shokin gone?
As one embassy official, George Kent, said at the time in a classified email, Hunter’s association with Burisma directly “undercut” America’s anticorruption efforts in Ukraine.
For when you have time, a pair of detailed, MUST-READ stories from Solomon place then-VP Biden’s and Hunter Biden’s actions regarding Viktor Shokin’s investigation of Burisma Holdings and Mykola Zlochevsky (Hunter’s boss) on parallel tracks. Many of the documents used to reconstruct this story “were not public during Donald Trump’s first impeachment and conflict with the Democrat narratives that have dominated since.”
Here’s the story in timeline form, leading up to Shokin’s firing, with dates, people and places...
Yesterday, we reported that the Nation Archives had admitted, in response to a FOIA request, that it had about 5,400 emails written under at least three Joe Biden pseudonyms and copied to Hunter. Turns out, there might be as many as six accounts. And, in an update, the Archives is now refusing to turn “certain emails” over. They’re saying that some would require permission from not only President Biden but --- get this--- even President Obama. (That’s the breaking news from the House Oversight Committee; more on it tomorrow.) And sorting through the emails, they say, will take years --- never mind that they have about 3,000 employees who could prioritize this task and do it quickly. This is one reason why we need an impeachment inquiry.
Some of the emails, of course, are on the laptop and have been reported by the U.K DAILY MAIL. On May 26, 2016, Biden aide John Flynn wrote “Robert L. Peters” with a cc to Hunter Biden: “Boss --- 8:45AM prep for 9AM phone call with Pres Poroshenko…” followed by the rest of the day’s schedule. (That was back when Joe didn’t “put a lid” on his day at noon.)
Jonathan Turley sees a change in how the media are perceiving all this. As he told FOX NEWS’ Jesse Watters, “Now the media’s willing to accept that indeed Hunter Biden was running an influence peddling operation. But they insist he was just selling the ‘illusion’ of influence and access.” This is when, as he says, “the emails could go a long way to determine what was a ‘deliverable’ and whether it went beyond an illusion.” We would add that the Viktor Shokin firing, at that point, could hardly be seen as anything but a deliverable, and Biden delivered like UPS.
Over at NEWSMAX, Greg Kelly reports that there is “incontrovertible evidence” of President Biden’s corruption and it’s about to be made public. His sources, whom he won’t identify as currently either in or out of government, tell him this “won’t happen before Labor Day,” but the evidence, in the form of a recording, will be made public before the end of October.
Kelly says that once this is revealed, Biden will not be able to be the nominee for President. (Well, we always knew there would be something to take him out of contention.) He might be able to remain as President, but “probably not.” His sources say the White House is aware of the recording (or recordings, plural), and is worried about it.
Kelly didn’t suggest this, but perhaps someone located those recordings that Burisma founder Mykola Zlochevsky allegedly said he made of Hunter and his dad.
You’d think the recorded call between then-VP Biden and then-Ukrainian President Poroshenko (made by Poroshenko) about firing Shokin, in the context we have today, would be enough. Kelly plays it during the segment…
Finally, Hungarian President Viktor Orbin, in an interview with Tucker Carlson, made some illuminating comments about our own country’s weaponization of the justice system. “To do what’s going on now in your country,” he said, “to use the justice system against the political opponents, in Hungary I think it’s impossible to imagine. That was done by the Communists.”
When asked what the next move should be to accomplish peace, he said, “Call back Trump.” Yes, that’s what he said, and it sounds like a really good idea. “Because, you know, you can criticize him for many reasons,” Orbin said, “I understand all the discussion, but, you know, the best foreign policy of the recent several decades belonged to him.” And he expounded on that.
This fascinating interview is a must-see, not just for that, but for his insight specifically into the Ukraine-Russia conflict. His own country is in a very precarious position.
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