Trump Files Defamation Suit Against CNN
“Former President Donald Trump is suing CNN for defamation and asking for compensatory damages in excess of $75,000 and punitive damages of $475 million, according to a lawsuit filed Monday,” CBS News reports. “Trump is claiming that the cable news giant has harmed his reputation with ‘false, defamatory, and inflammatory mischaracterizations of him’ and that CNN’s conduct ‘is intended to interfere with [his] political career,’” the network states.
Deliberate Comparison to Hitler? “In particular, Trump argues that he’s entitled to hundreds of millions of dollars in punitive damages because of CNN’s use of the term the ‘Big Lie’ to describe Trump’s ‘stated concerns about the integrity of the election process for the 2020 presidential election.’ Trump’s lawyers say that the ‘Big Lie’ “is a direct reference to a tactic employed by Adolf Hitler and appearing in Hitler’s Mein Kampf.” Meanwhile, Chris Wallace is CNN’s latest ratings disaster…
New Supreme Court Term: Conservatives are Hoping for a Repeat Win – Conservative eyes turn to SCOTUS in anticipation. Big questions to be answered…
Democracy and Progressivism: A Contradiction in Terms – Leftists’ claim to be protectors of our way of life is a cruel joke. No room for populism…
Election Integrity Censorship Scheme Exposed – What could possibly go wrong with such an idea? Any safe spaces for free speech?
Polling Is Vanity, Turnout Is Sanity – LN Radio Videocast – The enthusiasm gap no one is talking about. Who has the electoral edge?
North Korea Launches Missile Over Japan
“North Korea flew a missile over Japan for the first time since 2017, Seoul and Tokyo officials said, a significant escalation that led to Japan issuing warnings for citizens to take shelter,” The Wall Street Journal reports. “A single intermediate-range missile was launched at 7:23 a.m. local time from the North’s Chagang Province, bordering China, South Korea’s military said. The missile flew about 2,800 miles, hitting an altitude of roughly 603 miles, according to Japanese and South Korean assessments,” the paper details.
‘Outrageous Act’: “The Japanese government issued warnings for citizens living in the projected path of the missile to take cover as it flew past northern Japan before falling into the Pacific Ocean, Tokyo officials said. North Korea has launched a series of short-range weapons in recent weeks, but Tuesday’s launch appears to be its longest-range launch since testing an intercontinental ballistic missile in May. ‘This is an outrageous act following the recent repeated launches of ballistic missiles and we strongly denounce it,’ Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said.” Is a gaffe-prone Joe Biden up to another foreign policy challenge?
Report: Biden Tells Al Sharpton He Is Running Again in 2024
“President Joe Biden told the Rev. Al Sharpton that he will seek a second term in a private conversation at the White House last month, Sharpton informed his National Action Network staff in Washington later that day,” NBC News reports. “‘I’m going to do it again,’ Biden said as he posed for a photograph in the Roosevelt Room with Sharpton, who is also an MSNBC host, according to an official of Sharpton’s National Action Network who recounted Sharpton’s description. ‘I’m going,’” the network writes.
Two-Termer? “While Biden allies have said he will seek re-election, he has shied away from declaring it unequivocally… His remarks to Sharpton at the tail end of a meeting with the leaders of several of the country’s most prominent civil rights organizations represent a stronger assertion that he will be on the ballot again.” Democrat alternatives aren’t looking much better…
Latest Biden Tale: ‘I Was Sort of Raised in the Puerto Rican Community’ Politically
“President Biden told an audience in Puerto Rico Monday that ‘I was sort of raised in the Puerto Rican community at home, politically’ – despite the fact that only about 2,000 people of Puerto Rican ancestry lived in Delaware when he was launching his career five decades ago,” The New York Post reports. “Biden has a habit of inflating his personal connection to audiences and made the claim while pledging Hurricane Fiona recovery aid during a trip to Ponce on the island’s southern coast,” the paper notes.
He Said It: “We have a very, in relative terms, a large Puerto Rican population in Delaware relative to our population,” Biden exclaimed. “We have the eighth largest black population of the country and between all minorities we have 20% of our state [that] is minority. And so I – I was sort of raised in the Puerto Rican community at home, politically.” A career politician desperately wants to be seen as a man of the people…
Elon Musk Embroiled in Twitter Feud With Ukraine President After Posting Peace Plan on Twitter
“Billionaire Elon Musk on Monday asked Twitter users to weigh in on a plan to end Russia’s war in Ukraine that drew immediate condemnation from Ukrainians, including President Volodymyr Zelensky, who responded with his own poll,” Reuters reports. “‘Which @elonmusk do you like more?,’ Zelensky tweeted, offering two responses: one who supports Ukraine, one who supports Russia,” the wire service relates.
Ukraine Can’t Win? “Musk, the world’s richest person, proposed United Nations-supervised elections in four occupied regions that Moscow last week moved to annex after what it called referendums. The votes were denounced by Kyiv and Western governments as illegal and coercive. ‘Russia leaves if that is will of the people,’ Musk wrote. He said he didn’t care if his proposal was unpopular, arguing that he did care ‘that millions of people may die needlessly for an essentially identical outcome.’ ‘Russia has >3 times population of Ukraine, so victory for Ukraine is unlikely in total war. If you care about the people of Ukraine, seek peace,’” his post read. What is Vladimir Putin thinking?