News from Around the Web for Mar 4, 2024

News From Around the Web


#10 Kaplan Poll: Gaetz Leads Florida Republican Pack in 2026 Governor's Race to Succeed DeSantis - Neil W. McCabe for RedState
The Republican congressman representing the Florida Panhandle leads the pack of potential GOP 2026 gubernatorial primary rivals, according to a newly released Kaplan Strategies poll of 1,151 likely Florida Republican voters. 

“Matt Gaetz is in the early lead with the support of 16 percent of Republicans going into 2026,” said Doug Kaplan, the Florida-based pollster, who famously nailed the 2016 percentages between former first lady Hillary R. Clinton and New York City developer Donald J. Trump, when Kaplan was running polls for Gravis Marketing. Following Gaetz in the top three was Rep. Byron Donalds at 13 percent and state Attorney General Ashley Moody at 10 percent, Kaplan said. The poll, conducted Feb. 27 through Feb. 28, carries a 2.9 percentage point margin of error. “Fifty-one percent of Republican voters are undecided, so the race is still wide open, he said...

#9 Ruling on Deters-Massie Lawsuit Expected March 15 - Rebecca Hanchett for Link NKY

A Lewis circuit court judge is expected to rule on March 15 on a motion tied to U.S. congressman Thomas Massie’s qualification for reelection amid a legal challenge from primary opponent Eric Deters.  Lewis and Greenup Circuit Judge Brian McCloud said in court Friday he plans to rule March 15 on Massie’s motion that the court find Massie “a bona fide candidate” for reelection to the 4th U.S. House District, Massie attorney Chris Wiest told LINK NKY. Other motions are also pending. Deters — a former Northern Kentucky attorney representing himself in the case — filed a lawsuit challenging Massie’s qualification for reelection back on Feb. 22... 

#8 Nikki Haley Wins DC Primary, First Victory for Campaign - Natalie Allison for Politico and AP News

Nikki Haley won her first presidential primary on Sunday. She just had to wait for the D.C. insider crowd to vote. Haley defeated Donald Trump in the Washington, D.C. Republican primary, a contest that took place over the weekend in a downtown hotel just steps away from the heart of D.C.’s lobbying hub. Haley carried nearly 63 percent of the vote, according to D.C. party officials...


 

#7 Helium Discovered in Minnesota as US Supplies Dwindle - Stephen Sorace for Fox Business News
A potential helium reservoir was discovered in Minnesota last week after drillers bored deep beneath the forest floor of the state’s Iron Range as supplies of the noble gas dwindle in the U.S. Pulsar Helium Inc., a Canadian-based company, announced in a news release on Thursday that its team encountered gases with concentrations of up to 12.4% helium when its drilling rig reached a total depth of 2,200 at the Topaz Project drill site. Helium
concentrations above 0.3% are considered economically viable. 
Thomas Abraham-James, Pulsar’s president and CEO, said he is "delighted" about the "outstanding result." "It is a big day for helium exploration, confirming the original discovery in the new jurisdiction of Minnesota. I look forward to keeping the market updated with further results as they are received," Abraham-James said...
#6 IRS to Begin Mailing Compliance Letters to Over 100,000 Americans Thanks to Biden's Inflation Reduction Act - Jack Davis for The Western Journal

The Internal Revenue Service is sending out more than 125,000 compliance letters to Americans it says have not paid taxes. The effort is part of how the IRS is spending money it was given under the Inflation Reduction Act, according to an IRS news release. The CP59 notices of a failure to file will cover tax years from 2017 through 2021. The IRS said it would send 25,000 letters to Americans with more than $1 million in income who did not file a return. More than 100,000 letters will go to individuals with incomes of between $400,000 and $1 million who did not file. The IRS noted that because some people will get more than one letter, the number of letters will exceed the number of individuals told to pay up...

#5 New California Bill Would Make Illegal Immigrants Eligible for First-Time Homebuyer Loans - Alba Cuebas-Fantauzzi for Fox News

Joaquin Arambula, a Democratic assemblyman from California, introduced Assembly Bill 1840 earlier this year, which could create an alternative way for illegal immigrants to achieve homeownership. The bill is set to expand eligibility criteria for a state loan program to expand these loans to include undocumented migrants who are first-time buyers. Arambula’s update to the bill states, "An applicant under the program shall not be disqualified solely based on the applicant’s immigration status."

#4 Esteemed Molecular Biologist Warns of 'Smoking Gun' Evidence COVID-19 was Engineered by Researchers at Chinese Lab - Paul Sacca for Blaze Media

An esteemed molecular biologist has come forward to warn of "smoking gun" evidence that COVID-19 not only originated from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology but was engineered by researchers at the Chinese lab. Richard H. Ebright, Ph., is a molecular biologist at Rutgers University and is on the Board of Governors Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University and Laboratory Director at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology. The Harvard Junior Fellow earned the Searle Scholar Award, was named a Johnson & Johnson Discovery Research Fellow, was awarded the Walter J. Johnson Prize, was named Infectious Diseases Society of America Fellow, and took home the National Institutes of Health MERIT Award...

#3 Trader Joe’s Issues Recall Of Chicken-Soup Dumplings - Julianna Frieman for The Daily Caller and Eyewitness News 7

Trader Joe’s issued a recall Saturday of a customer-favorite, steamed chicken soup dumplings, which may contain plastic. The grocery chain of 568 stores nationwide urged customers to check their purchases to see if they are included in the recall of 61,000 pounds of product, according to a company statement. “We are recalling Trader Joe’s Steamed Chicken Soup Dumplings (SKU# 54988) with the best by date 03.07.25 and lot code C1-1 or C1-2 due to the potential presence of foreign material (plastic),” the statement read...

#2 DARPA’s Meals from Microbes: The Future of Food and the Scheme to Get There - Tracy Beanz and Michelle Edwards for The HighWire

At the beginning of Episode 56 of the “Voices from DARPA” Podcast, an unnamed man declares, “A DARPA program manager quite literally invents tomorrow.” Another eager mouthpiece adds, “DARPA is not one person or one place; it’s a collection of people that are excited about moving technology forward.” The podcast is titled “The Future of Foods: Meals from Microbes.” The DARPA gang explains that creating foods from microbes will save resources on the battlefield. But the idea of making food from microbes—to be clear, they mean turning military waste, including plastics, into food—is downright alarming. Undoubtedly, as its decade-long development of the mRNA jabs thrust upon society, these synthetic foods invented by Darpa are not just for the military. No, indeed, these concoctions are the roadmap for the future, in lockstep with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals...

#1 Trump Can Stay On All State Ballots, Supreme Court Unanimously Rules - Alison Durkee for Forbes

Former President Donald Trump will not be disqualified from Colorado’s presidential ballot under the 14th Amendment, the Supreme Court ruled Monday, killing critics’ legal efforts to disqualify Trump for being an “insurrectionist” as justices ruled states can’t unilaterally remove him from the ballot...

 

 And Now for Something Special smiley

Couple Buys 1960s Home, Finds Secret Room and Shocking Note Nobody Knew About - Adelle Nazarian for The Western Journal and IJR

Nicole Halliday and her partner, Blair, purchased a home together in Scotland. Among several surprises they found while renovating was a vintage collection of red wines worth a small fortune, which undoubtedly sweetened the deal. However, the rock-bottom price of the home 62 years prior to their purchase was probably the most shocking discovery of all. The couple shared their journey over social media and it has so far garnered over 3.3 million views, according to the U.K.’s Daily Mail...

 

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