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Geofencing Warrants Are a Threat to Privacy

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By BONNIE KRISTIAN The House committee investigating the events of January 6, 2021, is  nearly finished  with its work, and a jury convicted a key figure in the attack on the Capitol of  seditious conspiracy  this week. Nearly  900 other  criminal prosecutions of alleged rioters remain underway, and one case has shed troubling new light on how the FBI investigated these defendants. The suspect's name is David Rhine, and what makes his case unique,  per  Wired  and  Emptywheel , is his lawyer is the first to present a potentially successful challenge to the geofencing warrant the FBI used to place some defendants inside the Capitol building during the attack. A previous  Wired   report last year  found 45 federal criminal cases citing the warrant, which required Google to provide the FBI with data on devices using its location services inside a set geographic area—in this case, in or very near the Capitol. Rhine's case has revealed just how expansive the FBI's

Republicans Play the Sucker With Lame-Duck Amnesty Bill Because They Aren't Tired of Losing Yet

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By Bonchie Who didn’t see this coming? Republicans in the US Senate (at least some of them) have come to a tentative agreement on a lame-duck amnesty bill that would legalize two million illegal immigrants while offering essentially nothing to help curtail the current border crisis. This latest attempt at betrayal follows a series of GOP capitulations over the course of the Biden presidency, from the infrastructure bill to gun control, to the Respect for Marriage Act. Apparently, Republican leadership is convinced that the way to win elections is to just keep giving Democrats what they want. You know, because it worked so well for the 2022 mid-terms. My colleague over at Townhall, Matt Vespa, wrote a  piece  discussing the details of this new amnesty plan (originally reported by  The Washington Post ), and they are exactly what’d you expect. A white paper laying out this Tillis-Sinema blueprint is circulating on Capitol Hill, congressional aides and advocates plugged into the talks

Sen. John Kennedy Campaigns for Herschel Walker As Only He Can

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By Sister Toldjah We’ve written  before  about Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) and how he is an absolute  national treasure . And on Sunday, he proved it all over again when he  went to Georgia  to stump for Georgia Republican Senate nominee Herschel Walker, who is locked in a close race with Democrat Sen. Raphael Warnock ahead of the Tuesday runoff in the remaining Senate race yet to be decided. During his remarks, Kennedy painted Democrats in Washington, D.C. as “woke” out-of-touch elitists who think they are “smarter and more virtuous than the American people” – “high-IQ stupid people” who “walk around with Ziploc bags of kale that they can eat to give ’em energy.” “Most of them are members of the berserk wing of the Democratic Party,” Kennedy also noted before launching into why Walker’s critics including  President Joe Biden  and former President Barack Obama, the latter of who was campaigning for Warnock  last Thursday  in the Peach State, were wrong about Walker. Watch (first vide

Is this the Supreme Court case that will drain the swamp?

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By Paul Dowling "The Question: How can you support, and defend, the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic?  Answer: You investigate.  If there are claims that there is a threat, even if you don't believe there is a threat, you investigate.  How else can you determine if there is a threat unless you investigate?  You can't.  Were there claims of a threat to the Constitution?  Yes.  Where did these serious claims come from?  100 members of Congress.  What was the threat?  That there were enemies of the Constitution who successfully rigged the 2020 election.  Is this lawsuit about a rigged election?  No, it's about the members of Congress who voted AGAINST the investigation thereby thwarting the investigation.  Was this a clear violation of their oath?  YES."   —Question of Law in the Supreme Court  case  known as  Brunson v. Alma S. Adams; et al. (Biden, Harris, Pence & 385 Members of Congress) They Broke Their Oaths Loy, Ra

What To Do When the Director of National Intelligence Is Not So Intelligent?

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By Larry Johnson I am not suggesting that Avril Haines, Joe Biden’s Director of National Intelligence, is stupid. But I do believe, based on her performance at the Reagan National Defense Forum at the Reagan Library, that she is not the brightest bulb in the tanning bed. If she is telling Biden the nonsense that she was dishing to Andrea Mitchell, and Biden is believing it, then the Biden Administration and the American people are in for a rude awakening in the coming weeks. Here is the video of some of her remarks: What a maroon! Let’s start with this headline from the NY Post based on Avril’s delusional comments —  Ukraine may have brighter future as Russia struggles to resupply fighting forces . What?!! Apparently Ms. Haines is so busy reading “intelligence” reports that she is unaware that it is Ukraine, not Russia, begging for more weapons and ammunition and most NATO countries are pleading poverty,  with no more to send : France has unofficially admitted that it is unable to

What if MAGA Shrugged?

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By J.B. Shurk Congressional lizards posing as “leaders”  met with China Joe  in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, and the wretched gerontocracy that rules over us looked happy as clams to be reunited after the political theater of the midterms.  Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Kevin McCarthy, and Turtle McConnell all sported sly, devilish grins that suggested they got exactly what they wanted in last month’s elections.   In undermining MAGA candidates, Turtle’s iron-fisted control over his Republican minority remains absolute.  Up-Chuck and Child-Sniffer Joe still hold the Senate and retain the power to ram more lawless federal judges through confirmation (with Lindsey Graham’s obedient assistance, of course).  Middling McCarthy has such a weak House majority that he will end up playing so much ball with Democrats in the name of “compromise” that “selling out” will continue being Republicans’ favorite sport.  And wicked witch San Fran Nan gets to booze off into the sunse