News from Around the Web for Mar 13, 2024

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#10 Federal Judge Sides With Trump, Allows More Time to File Motions - Jack Phillips for Epoch Times

The federal judge overseeing the Trump classified documents case handed defense lawyers a win on Monday, allowing a 10-day extension to file motions. In a paperless order on Monday, U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon granted former President Donald Trump a 10-day extension, meaning that he shall file a reply to their pretrial motions by March 24. His lawyers had made the request this week, arguing that they are preparing for a separate criminal trial in New York over state charges that he allegedly falsified business records at the end of the 2016 election...

#9 Big Tech Deplatforms Anti-Deplatforming Conference - Peter Gietl for The Blaze

Under the glaring Las Vegas sun, a conference called RePlatform took place last Friday at the Horseshoe Casino. The conference showcased companies fighting the trend of giant corporations de-banking and deplatforming dissenting views. In an ironic twist, the conference was deplatformed by a Big Tech company. Stripe, one of America's major payment processors, has withdrawn its services from the Freedom Economy Conference RePlatform Vegas. Despite this setback, the conference proceeded as planned Friday, March 8, to Sunday, March 10, in Las Vegas. The event aimed to connect companies, investors, and consumers within the parallel economy in response to the deplatforming efforts of corporate America...

#8 Colorado’s Ken Buck Resigning from Congress at End of Next Week in Blow to GOP Majority - Nick Gilbertson

“It has been an honor to serve the people of Colorado’s 4th District in Congress for the past 9 years,” Buck wrote. “I want to thank them for their support and encouragement throughout the years.” “Today, I am announcing that I will depart Congress at the end of next week,” he continued. “I look forward to staying involved in our political process, as well as spending more time in Colorado with my family.” Buck was one of eight Republicans who voted in favor of the motion to vacate former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). He also opposed Judiciary Chair Jim Jordan’s (R-OH) bid to be McCarthy’s successor and announced soon thereafter that he would not seek reelection. In late December, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) revealed she would be running for reelection in Buck’s district, blaming Democrat “dark money” for trying to unseat her in the Third Congressional District, which she currently represents...

#7 President Joe Biden Has Won Enough Delegates to Clinch the 2024 Democratic Nomination - Zeke Miller for AP News

President Joe Biden, who took office aiming to steady a nation convulsed by the coronavirus pandemic and the Jan. 6 insurrection, clinched a second straight Democratic nomination Tuesday and set up an all-but-certain rematch with the predecessor he blames for destabilizing the country. Biden became his party’s presumptive nominee when he won enough delegates in Georgia. That pushed Biden’s count past 1,968 for a majority of delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago this August, where his nomination will be made official. Former President Donald Trump is expected to clinch the Republican nomination shortly...

#6 Appeals Court Considers Ghislaine Maxwell’s Bid to Overturn Prison Sentence - Kaelan Deese for the Washington Examiner

A federal appeals court on Tuesday will weigh Ghislaine Maxwell‘s bid to overturn her 20-year prison sentence for helping the disgraced late financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse teenage girls. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit is slated to hear oral arguments over Maxwell’s appeal after her attorneys filed to have her conviction overturned. Arguments are scheduled for 2 p.m. ET, according to the docket reviewed by the Washington Examiner, and the court is not expected to rule immediately...

#5 Florida Wins: Lawsuit Against Parental Rights in Education Act to Be Dismissed; Law Remains in Effect - Florida Gov and Jennifer Cabrera for Alachua Chronicle on X

Today, the Office of Governor Ron DeSantis announces a major win against the activists who sought to stop Florida’s efforts to keep radical gender and sexual ideology out of the classrooms of public-school children in kindergarten through third grade (5- to 9-year-olds). In 2022, Governor Ron DeSantis stood up to activists and extremists who mobilized to smear and stop the Parental Rights in Education Act...

#4 US Supreme Court Maintains Hold on SB 4, Continues Mulling Texas' Sweeping Immigration Law - Hogan Gore for Austin American-Statesman

The U.S. Supreme Court is extending a hold on a new Texas law that grants state law enforcement officers authority to arrest and deport migrants as the high court continues to consider the policy, which civil rights groups and federal officials have called unconstitutional. In a brief order Tuesday, Justice Samuel Alito extended the court's stay on Senate Bill 4, keeping the law from taking effect until at least 4 p.m. March 18. Gov. Greg Abbott signed SB 4 into law in December, and it was set to go into effect March 5 before rights groups and the Justice Department challenged the new legislation's constitutionality...

#3 Biden’s $7.3 TRILLION Budget Is DOA In House, Massive Tax Increases Proposed So Biden Can Spend Even MORE Money - Anthony B. Sanders for Confounded Interest

Every little thing Biden touches turns into a disaster. Like the Federal Budget(consider it the fiscal version of the Afghanistan withdrawal). Following yesterday’s release of Biden’s $7.3 trillion budget, the Biden administration bragged about lowering the deficit by $3 trillion over the next decade – an average of 0.8% of GDP over that period.  This would consist of roughly $2.6 trillion over 10 years in additional spending programs, offset by around $4.8 trillion in tax increases over the same period. Most of the tax and spending proposals have been included in prior budget proposals from the White House, according to Goldman’s Alec Phillips, however, there are several new items.

#2 RFK Jr. is Considering Aaron Rodgers and Jesse Ventura as Possible Running Mates - NBC News and The Chief Nerd on X

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is considering a shortlist of candidates for his running mate that includes New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers and former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, NBC News confirmed Tuesday. Kennedy said in an interview last month that he would most likely name his VP pick within the next 30 days. The self-imposed deadline passed in early March with no announcement. "He’s considering Aaron Rodgers and Jesse Ventura as running mates along with others on a shortlist," a spokesperson for the Kennedy campaign said Tuesday. "No other details

#1 Robert Hur Defends Special Counsel Report at Tense House Hearing on Biden Documents Probe - CBS News and Simon Ateba and the Daily News Opinon on X

Former special counsel Robert Hur, who led the investigation into President Biden's handling of classified documents, testified Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee, where lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have leveled heavy criticism against Hur's report that ultimately vindicated the president but included some highly critical conclusions.  In a tense hearing, Hur fielded frustrations from both Democrats and Republicans, who took issue with the former special counsel's report and accused him of acting in a partisan manner. Almost immediately, it became clear that Hur had few allies in the room as lawmakers launched into a laundry list of often-conflicting critiques on Tuesday. Members of both parties invoked comparisons between Mr. Biden and former President Donald Trump. "What I've observed in this hearing is that one side thinks you're trying to get Trump elected, and the other side thinks you're trying to get President Biden elected," said Rep. Ken Buck, a Colorado Republican. "Welcome to Congress."


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