News from Around the Web for May 9, 2024

News From Around the Web

#10 All 50 Governors Oppose Biden Proposal on Authority Over the National Guard - Karah Rucker for Straight Arrow News, and Tony Seruga on X

Fifty governors have signed letters in opposition to a Biden administration proposal that would change who has control over a state’s national guard. A new Pentagon proposal, supported by the White House, would partially change that. It’s a governor’s job to handle the state’s National Guard, deploying members within their own state or to others in times of crisis. The Pentagon’s proposal would give the Air Force secretary the sole authority to move Air National Guard members from any state to Space Force units in an effort to build the service’s Space Force. The secretary said the proposal impacts 13 space units — about 1,000 Air National Guard members...

#9 Judge Rules New York Measure for Abortions up to Birth Won’t Appear on November Ballot - Kate Anderson for LifeNews, and the Gateway Pundit on X

A New York judge ruled Tuesday that a proposed abortion amendment could not appear on the ballot this November, according to The Associated Press. The New York Legislature passed the Equal Protection of Law Amendment in 2023, which prohibits discrimination based on “pregnancy outcomes” or “gender expression,” according to the AP. State Supreme Court Justice Daniel J. Doyle stated that lawmakers approved the language of the amendment before state Democratic Attorney General Letitia James was able to issue a written opinion on the proposal, and therefore determined that the amendment could not be placed on the ballot. New York law requires that the attorney general issue a written opinion on any amendments within 20 days of the legislation being referred, according to Pace University...

#8 Take Control: Like Other Gov’t Agencies, the FCC Manipulates and Conceals Data Affecting Our Health - Tracy Beanz and Michelle Edwards for The HighWire

It’s official—the FCC can now be added to the exhaustive list of government agencies that knowingly conceal essential information from Americans, impacting their ability to make choices necessary for optimal health. In step with the CDC, FDA, NIH, and numerous others who put their greedy agendas ahead of the people they are entrusted to protect, the Environmental Health Trust (EHT) recently revealed that the FCC intentionally hid test results showing that radiation exceeded federal limits when smartphones were near the human body, such as in a pants pocket...

#7 Democrats’ Chicken Little Routine Has Climate Concerns Falling - Zachary Faria for Washington Examiner

Fewer people are viewing climate change as a serious threat in the future, perhaps because climate activists and Democratic politicians keep telling everyone that the sky is falling. According to a Monmouth poll, the share of people who think climate change is a “very serious” problem has dropped from 56% in 2021 to 46% in 2024. Contrary to Democratic talking points about how the youth want us to “save the planet” for their future, that drop is actually driven by the youngest demographic. The percentage of people between 18-34 years old that call the problem “very serious” dropped from 67% to 50%...

#6 FBI Confirms It’s Restarting Online Censorship Efforts Ahead Of 2024 Election - Shawn Fleetwood for The Federalist, and Amuse on X
On Monday, Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, told reporters that federal agencies such as the FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) restarted discussions with Big Tech platforms. According to NextGov/FCW, this coordination will focus on “removing disinformation on their sites as the November presidential election nears.” Warner claimed these talks resumed in March, around the same time oral arguments in Murthy v. Missouri — which centers on the feds’ censorship efforts — were heard before the U.S. Supreme Court. When pressed on the validity of Warner’s remarks, an FBI representative confirmed to The Federalist that the agency has resumed communications with social media companies ahead of the 2024 election...

#5 Failed Crypto Giant FTX Has Recovered Billions More Than It Needs to Pay back Bankruptcy Victims - Shannon Thaler for The New York Post, and Yashar Ali on X

Fallen cryptocurrency exchange FTX has raked in billions of dollars more than it needs to fully pay back customers who lost funds in its November 2022 collapse. In a rare twist versus typical US bankruptcy proceedings, FTX — whose downfall recently spurred a 25-year prison sentence for its former CEO, Sam Bankman-Fried — also has enough money to cover interest, according to Bloomberg. Once it finishes selling all of its assets, FTX will have as much as $16.3 billion in cash to distribute versus about $6.4 billion earlier this year, the company said in a statement. The firm owes more than 2 million customers and other non-governmental creditors about $11 billion...

#4 Exclusive: GOP Reps Introduce Legislation to Block Biden Admin From Handing Healthcare Coverage to Illegal Immigrants - Nicole Silverado for The Daily Caller, and House Homeland GOP on X

Republican Reps. August Pfluger of Texas and Michelle Fischbach of Minnesota introduced legislation Wednesday to block taxpayer-funded healthcare for illegal immigrants, the Daily Caller exclusively learned. The representatives introduced a Congressional Review Act to “strike” President Joe Biden’s finalized extensions of Obamacare to tens of thousands of illegal immigrants covered under Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Pfluger’s office told the Caller. The new rule intends to modify the definition of “lawfully present,” which previously prohibited DACA recipients from receiving healthcare, The Washington Post reported. The Texas representative called the Biden administration’s policy a “slap in the face to the rule of law.”

#3 State AGs Push Biden Not To Hand Over Vast Pandemic Powers To WHO - Reagan Reese for The Daily Caller, and Dr. Kat Lindley and The Patriot Voice on X

A band of state Attorneys Generals are urging President Joe Biden not to hand over several vast pandemic powers to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Daily Caller first learned. Led by Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen, 22 state attorneys generals wrote a letter to Biden, obtained exclusively by the Daily Caller, voicing their concern over potential plans to give the WHO a series of powers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. World governments have been discussing the amendments that would give the WHO more leeway to help “prevent, prepare for and respond to pandemics.” 

#2 US Senators Urge Postal Service to Pause Delivery Network Consolidation - Dave Shepardson for Reuters and Senator John Tester on X
A bipartisan group of 26 senators on Wednesday urged the U.S. Postal Service to pause planned further consolidation to its processing and delivery network, warning it could slow mail deliveries.
The letter, seen by Reuters and led by Senator Gary Peters, who chairs the committee overseeing the USPS, urged a halt until the impacts are studied by the Postal Regulatory Commission. There has been mounting anger in Congress about changes that USPS has said are necessary to cut projected financial losses...

#1 BRICS Struggles With Identity and Influence as It Adds New Member Countries - Wendi Strauch Mahoney for UncoverDC and Mario Nawfal and BRICS News on X
BRICS (now BRICS+) is a heterogeneous geopolitical bloc of member nations that seeks to assert itself on the global stage while challenging existing economic and global power structures. The BRICS acronym represents five countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. The first four countries were the first to assemble, with South Africa joining later in 2010. In 2001, Jim O'Neill optimistically coined the term BRICS because he believed the original member countries would grow in influence on the world stage both economically and politically. O'Neill was the chief economist at Goldman Sachs at the time.


And Now for Something Special smiley

‘They Never Thought I’d Speak, Let Alone Sing' - BBC News

Despite being born unable to breathe, 18-year-old Brodie Brown from Stirling has defied the odds by winning awards for two of his songs at the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. He was born with a rare condition called Cystic Hygroma which saw him need over 70 operations over the course of his childhood. This took a toll on his mental health and he had a breakdown when he was aged 14. He was then gifted a bass guitar from The Fratellis for his 15th birthday, which ignited his passion for music and songwriting. He has gone on to win awards for his talent, proving that resilience triumphs over adversity...

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