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‘I Like It’ DeSantis Acknowledges Trump’s Newest Nickname


    Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me…

    It’s going to take more than name-calling to upset Ron DeSantis. The Florida Governor recently acknowledged former President Donald Trump’s “Ron DeSanctimonious” nickname, admitting he kind of likes it.

    “I don’t know how to spell the sanctimonious one. I don’t really know what it means, but I kinda like it, it’s long, it’s got a lot of vowels,” DeSantis told television host Piers Morgan in an interview. “We’ll go with that, that’s fine.” 

    “I mean, you can call me whatever you want, just as long as you also call me a winner because that’s what we’ve been able to do in Florida, is put a lot of points on the board and really take this state to the next level,” he added.

    However, the former president has also workshopped other nicknames for DeSantis.

    After rejecting “Meatball Ron,” Trump reportedly floated “Ron DisHonest,” “Ron DeEstablishment,” and “Tiny D,” but appeared to favor the original “DeSanctimonious” nickname.

    “To me, it’s just background noise,” DeSantis said of Trump’s jabs. “It’s not important for me to be fighting with people on social media. It’s not accomplishing anything for the people I represent.”

    Trump has taken aim at DeSantis in recent weeks as speculation continues to mount that the Florida Governor will soon announce his own 2024 campaign.

    On Wednesday, Trump responded to DeSantis’ interview with Morgan on Truth Social.

    “While I am fighting against Radical Left Lunatics, Persecutors, and unfair Prosecutors who want to destroy us all, Ron DeSanctimonious is not working for the people of Florida as he should be, he is too busy chatting with a Ratings Challenged TV Host from England, desperately trying to rescue his failing Campaign—But it’s my fault, I put him there!” he said.

    President Biden Issues First Veto Over Influence from ‘MAGA Republicans’

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      On Monday, President Joe Biden vetoed a bill for the first time in his presidency on Monday, arguing the legislation was overly influenced by “MAGA Republicans.”

      The Republican-led legislation prevented Biden’s administration from taking environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) issues into account when making investment decisions. GOP lawmakers argue ESG is a measure of a corporation’s loyalty to “woke” cultural movements and should not be taken into account.

      “I just vetoed my first bill. This bill would risk your retirement savings by making it illegal to consider risk factors MAGA House Republicans don’t like. Your plan manager should be able to protect your hard-earned savings — whether Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene likes it or not,” Biden announced in a Monday tweet

      House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R) responded to the President’s veto, accusing him of prioritizing woke corporations over workers.

      According to Fox News, under the rule fiduciaries who make investment decisions for the retirement plans of more than 150 million people would be explicitly permitted under federal guidelines to consider companies’ approach to climate change and other social issues, instead of focusing on only profitability and return on investment for retirees.

      Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) blasted Biden for the veto on Monday, saying Biden was placing “radical” social agendas over the American people.

      “This Administration continues to prioritize their radical policy agenda over the economic, energy and national security needs of our country, and it is absolutely infuriating,” Manchin wrote in a statement. “West Virginians are under increasing stress as we continue to recover from a once in a generation pandemic, pay the bills amid record inflation, and face the largest land war in Europe since World War II. The Administration’s unrelenting campaign to advance a radical social and environmental agenda is only exacerbating these challenges.”

      “President Biden is choosing to put his Administration’s progressive agenda above the well-being of the American people,” he added.

      Florida Governor Breaks Silence on Potential Trump Arrest


      Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is finally addressing former President Donald Trump’s remarks over the weekend that Manhattan prosecutors plan to arrest him on Tuesday.

      During an event Monday, DeSantis slammed George Soros-backed prosecutor Alvin Bragg’s highly politicized yearslong witchhunt into the former president.

      “I’ve seen rumors swirl. I have not seen any facts yet, and so I don’t know what’s going to happen,” said DeSantis, a likely 2024 Republican presidential hopeful. “But I do know this: The Manhattan district attorney is a Soros-funded prosecutor and so he, like other Soros-funded prosecutors, they weaponize their office to impose a political agenda on society at the expense of the rule of law and public safety.”

      “But what I can speak to is if you have a prosecutor, who is ignoring crimes happening every single day in his jurisdiction, and he chooses to go back many, many years ago to try to use something about porn star hush-money payments, that’s an example of pursuing a political agenda and weaponizing the office,” he said.

      DeSantis also noted that his office would not be involved in the case “in any way,” signaling that he has no plans to help Trump fight extradition to New York should he face charges.

      Prosecutors are expected to charge Trump with a felony by arguing that the alleged crime was committed to hide an illegal campaign contribution. The potential problem for Trump centers around how his company reimbursed former attorney Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty to related charges and served time in prison.

      The payment to Daniels was listed as a legal expense and Trump’s company cited a retainer agreement with Cohen. The retainer agreement did not exist and the reimbursement was not related to any legal services from Cohen, thus setting up a potential misdemeanor criminal charge of falsifying business records. A report by NBC News said that Trump personally signed several of the checks to Cohen while he was serving as president.

      Prosecutors can elevate the misdemeanor to a felony if they can prove that Trump’s “‘intent to defraud’ included an intent to commit or conceal a second crime.”

      Prosecutors argue that the second crime is that the $130,000 hush payment was an improper donation to the Trump campaign because the money was used to stop a story for the purpose of benefiting his presidential campaign.

      Axios Fires Reporter After Calling DeSantis Press Release ‘Propaganda’

        Ron DeSantis via Gage Skidmore Flickr

        A reporter was fired from the new outlet Axios after calling a news release from Florida’s Department of Education “propaganda” in an emailed response to the department.

        “This is propaganda, not a press release,” Tampa Bay reporter Ben Montgomery said in a reply to a release from Florida’s Department of Education about an event with Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), according to a screenshot posted Monday by the department’s communications director.

        DeSantis’s deputy press secretary Jeremy Redfern replied to the screenshot: “Is this a journalism?”

        Axios’ Editor-in-Chief Sara Kehaulani Goo confirmed that Montgomery is no longer with Axios but declined to discuss the conditions of his departure. Montgomery’s last article listed on Axios’ site is dated Tuesday. 

        Montgomery shared a post from Vanity Fair staff writer Charlotte Klein that said he’d been fired over the email but didn’t comment on the news directly, instead offering a cheeky response to the recent change, “Some personal news: I made crepes this morning for the first time in years. Strawberry compote and whipped cream. They were delicious.”

        The press release Montgomery was commenting on announced that DeSantis would host a roundtable discussion “exposing the diversity equity and inclusion scam in higher education.” The Florida governor in the release argued “the woke mob” is pushing “political indoctrination” onto students.

        Ex-Project Veritas Boss Reveals ‘Big Announcement’

          Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC via Wikimedia Commons

          What will James O’Keefe do next?

          The recently ousted boss of investigative journalism operation Project Veritas has just launched a new business venture.

          On Twitter, O’Keefe had hinted he planned to reveal his latest venture on Wednesday.

          “The Ides of March have come. We launch today.” O’Keefe tweeted.

          “The Ides of March” is a reference to the death of ancient Roman dictator Julius Cesar, who was assassinated on the Ides of March in 44 BC by political allies. O’Keefe was ousted last month by Project Veritas’ board of directors over claims of employer abuse.

          American Liberty News previously reported that O’Keefe’s allies revealed that he read his resignation letter in front of his former team and board members at Project Veritas’ Mamaroneck, New York headquarters. (RELATED: James O’Keefe Gone as Head of Project Veritas)

          Earlier this week, O’Keefe called on his supporters to “enlist in his army,” instructing individuals to purchase hidden cameras and send a message to a protected email account.

          Project Veritas regularly uses tactics like hidden cameras during sting investigations.

          During a recent appearance at CPAC, O’Keefe strongly hinted that he may set up another investigative journalism group. (RELATED: James O’Keefe Reemerges at CPAC, Hints at Next Steps)

          “Courage is the virtue that sustains all others, and without that you really can’t do journalism,” he said. “I’m not stopping or giving up.”

          On Wednesday, O’Keefe announced the launch of O’Keefe Media Group

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          Treasury Department To Hand Over Suspicious Activity Reports Related To Hunter Biden Probe To GOP-Led Committee

            President Joe Biden hugs his family during the 59th Presidential Inauguration ceremony in Washington, Jan. 20, 2021. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris took the oath of office on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. (DOD Photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Carlos M. Vazquez II)

            The Department of Treasury has finally agreed to hand over suspicious activity reports (SARs) related to Hunter Biden’s foreign business deals to the House Oversight Committee.

            Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) initially requested information about the Biden family and their associates’ business transactions flagged by U.S. banks in January.

            Under federal law, when banks suspect suspicious overseas activity by an account holder, it submits a “suspicious activity report” or “SAR” to the Treasury Department. 

            However, the Department’s delay in responding to the requests triggered an investigation into the matter and prompted Comer to hold a March 10 hearing to examine the Treasury Department’s sudden refusal.(RELATED: Why Did Treasury Cover Up Suspicious Activity By Biden Family? Congress Is Now Investigating)

            “Biden’s Treasury Department continues to make excuses for its failure to provide the suspicious activity reports that are critical to our investigation of the Biden family’s business schemes,” said Comer in a statement last week.

            On Tuesday, the Kentucky Congressman announced the sudden change according to Fox News.

            “After two months of dragging their feet, the Treasury Department is finally providing us with access to the suspicious activity reports for the Biden family and their associates’ business transactions,” Comer said. “It should never have taken us threatening to hold a hearing and conduct a transcribed interview with an official under the penalty of perjury for Treasury to finally accommodate part of our request.”

            Hunter Biden is faced federal investigations into his finances since 2018.

            Earlier this month, Comer called on Treasury Department official Jonathan Davidson, who serves as assistant secretary for legislative affairs, to appear for a transcribed interview “to explain why “the agency had not provided the requested information.”

            However, Davidson’s interview has now been postponed because the Department has fulfilled the request.

            Earlier this month, Davidson responded to Comer’s letter explaining the Treasury Department’s process to ensure that the “law enforcement sensitive material is identified and handled appropriately,” but said the process was “well underway” to respond to the committee’s request. 

            “The Department has been working to complete all necessary review, including consultation with law enforcement agencies,” Davidson wrote in the March 3 letter to Comer. “These processes ensure that sensitive material extraneous to the Committee’s inquiry is not inadvertently disclosed and that law enforcement sensitive material is identified and handled appropriately.” 

            Davidson explained that “review of law enforcement sensitive materials is a standard aspect of the process of providing Congress with access to BSA-protected information.” 

            “All of these processes—which are designed to ensure proper protection of potential or ongoing investigations and other law enforcement interests—are already well underway for your request, but they take time,” Davidson wrote. “The Department is working to complete these processes as soon as possible and consistent with the timeframes for processing similar requests in the past, including requests received from committee chairs in the prior Congress that took months to complete.” 

            Report: Mitch McConnell Released from Hospital

              Mitch McConnell via Gage Skidmore Flickr

              Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was released from the hospital Monday afternoon and is recovering from a concussion.

              Communications Director David Popp said in a statement that McConnell’s medical team discovered he suffered a “minor rib fracture” after his fall at a D.C. hotel last week, for which he’s also receiving treatment. But the Kentucky Republican’s concussion recovery was “proceeding well.”

              Per POLITICO:

              “At the advice of his physician, the next step will be a period of physical therapy at an inpatient rehabilitation facility before he returns home,” Popp said.

              The statement did not disclose when McConnell will return to the Senate.

              McConnell was taken to the hospital last week after falling at a dinner for the Senate Leadership Fund, a Super PAC he is closely aligned. (RELATED: Mitch McConnell’s Office Provides Update Following Hospitalization)

              “Leader McConnell tripped at a dinner event Wednesday evening and has been admitted to the hospital and is being treated for a concussion. He is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days of observation and treatment,” his office announced last Thursday.

              Stacey Abrams Lands New Job After Election Loss

                Office of U.S. House Speaker, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

                Is Stacey Abrams looking for the exit ramp after suffering another brutal defeat?

                The two-time failed Georgia Democrat gubernatorial candidate announced she will be joining environmental advocacy dark money group, Rewiring America which is pushing to regulate and ban natural gas-powered stoves.

                Announcing her new role with Rewiring America, the group attributed her success to being a “political leader, voting rights activist, and bestselling author.”

                According to Fox News, through her role, Abrams will “launch and scale a national awareness campaign and a network of large and small communities working to help Americans go electric,” according to the group.

                “She will also guide the organization as it builds the tools and capacity to connect Americans and their communities to machines, installers, Inflation Reduction Act incentives, and jobs in the clean energy transition,” the group added of Abrams.

                “Growing up on the Gulf Coast, not far from a significant concentration of the petrochemical industry, I’ve seen the environmental and health injustices that visit communities isolated from political power and economic opportunity,” Abrams said in a statement. “We are at an inflection point, where families in the South and across the country live too close to the economic edge, and every dollar saved now changes their future. But few understand how much money they can save with a little help to upgrade their homes and vehicles.”

                “I’m excited to join Rewiring America to share the benefits of electrification and ensure families get their fair share,” she added. “I look forward to working together as we build the tools that will transform everyday Americans from energy consumers to energy moguls in their own communities.”

                Trump’s Song With J6 Prison Choir Reaches No. 1 On iTunes


                  Donald Trump…real estate mogul, businessman, family man, politician, and now the No.1 recording artist. What can’t the man accomplish?

                  Over the weekend, Former President Donald Trump’s new debut single with the J6 Prison Choir, “Justice for All” soared to the number one spot on the iTunes charts.

                  “J6 Prison Choir consists of individuals who have been incarcerated as a result of their involvement in the January 6, 2021 protest for election integrity after President Donald J. Trump stated ‘I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard,’” the J6 Prison Choir website states. “The J6PC continues to make their voices heard through the power of music and sings ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ every evening before bed.” 

                  The song was released on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube. Proceeds from the song go to “certain J6 families in need,” a press release from Kash Patel, a former Trump security official who played a role in recording the song, said. (RELATED: Former Trump Adviser, Kash Patel Joins Matt Whitaker’s Podcast)

                  “We basically broke the music industry is what we did here, because we put America First values back front and center,” Patel told Breitbart News. “And we said we’re going to use free speech platforms like Truth Social and Rumble, and then we’re going to debut a song that speaks to what’s on so many Americans’ minds.”

                  The J6 Prison Choir reportedly asked former President Trump to take part in the project. A campaign adviser told CNN the song “doesn’t have anything to do” with Trump’s presidential campaign. 

                  The song released in March is a tribute to the prisoners of the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. It includes roughly 20 prisoners singing the national anthem and a recitation of the pledge of allegiance by former President Trump. The ending of the song includes the prisoners chanting, “USA!”

                  Mitch McConnell’s Office Provides Update Following Hospitalization

                  Mitch McConnell via Gage Skidmore Flickr

                  Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) office is releasing more details on the senior’s sudden hospital visit.

                  The 81-year-old Senator fell at a dinner event on Wednesday evening at the Waldorf Astoria for the Senate Leadership Fund, a super PAC closely affiliated with the leader. He is being treated for a concussion and will stay in the hospital for the next few days for treatment and observation, according to reports from The Hill.

                  “Leader McConnell tripped at a dinner event Wednesday evening and has been admitted to the hospital and is being treated for a concussion. He is expected to remain in the hospital for a few days of observation and treatment,” his office announced Thursday, breaking hours of silence after revealing Wednesday evening that the GOP leader had tripped and injured himself at a local hotel.  

                  “The Leader is grateful to the medical professionals for their care and to his colleagues for their warm wishes,” McConnell’s office said.

                  McConnell won election to a seventh term in 2020 and is next up for reelection in 2026.  

                  Critics of the senior lawmaker wasted no time before offering their distasteful remarks.

                  However, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer offered prayers for McConnell and his family in his opening remarks on Thursday. Sen. Schumer said he spoke with the Republican Senator Thursday morning and wished him a full and speedy recovery.

                  Controversial conservative influencer Laura Loomer offered her own crass remarks on Twitter.

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