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    6/4/24: Biden Shamelessly Copies Trump Border Policy, Hunter Biden Trial Begins, Wall St Panics Over GameStop Stock, Fauci Perjury In Congress

    enJune 04, 2024

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    • Podcasts, Politics, and SportsThe third season of Eating While Broke podcast returns with real stories and life lessons from notable guests. Meanwhile, baseball fans can secure Tigers tickets and politics continues to heat up with immigration debates and legal controversies.

      The third season of the podcast "Eating While Broke" is back, bringing real stories and life lessons from notable guests like Van Lathan, DC Youngfly, and more. The podcast, presented by State Farm, is available on the Black Effect Podcast Network, IheartRadio, Apple Podcasts, and the Iheartradio app. Meanwhile, baseball fans can keep their traditions going by securing Detroit Tigers tickets through Ticketmaster. President Biden is expected to sign an immigration executive order, which could effectively end asylum as we know it, sparking controversy and political debate. Biden's son Hunter is also facing gun charges in court. In other news, Roaring Kitty's return to the stock market has left many on Wall Street unhappy, and Fauci was grilled in a hearing. The FBI raided a corporate landlord over a price fixing scandal, and there are indications of who may be standing in the way of ending the Biden ceasefire proposal and returning hostages. Breaking Points is thinking of ways to expand coverage for the critical 2024 election, and they rely on premium subs to do so. President Biden's decision to sign the immigration executive order is seen as a political move, validating past criticisms that he could implement such policies unilaterally. The most controversial part of this decision is the ban on migrants who cross the southern border illegally from claiming asylum. This decision is unlikely to survive legal scrutiny and comes directly out of political calculation and cowardice.

    • Biden's asylum seeker policyThe Biden administration's executive order limiting asylum seekers faces moral, practical, and political challenges, and its similarity to the previous administration's policy may not survive legal scrutiny, potentially demoralizing the Democratic base and not appeasing hardline immigration supporters

      The Biden administration's recent executive order aimed at limiting asylum seekers at the southern border is facing criticism on multiple fronts. Morally, it's opposed due to the financial strain preventing effective implementation. Practically, it's unlikely to survive legal scrutiny as it mirrors a controversial move by the previous administration. Politically, it's viewed as a failure as it doesn't appease hardline immigration supporters and risks demoralizing the Democratic base. The polls indicate that immigration is a major concern for Americans, with a growing minority expressing concerns about its impact on various issues. The political stalemate persists, and the Biden administration's hypocritical use of the same controversial section of US code as the previous administration adds to the controversy.

    • Immigration policiesBiden's immigration policies face criticism for being hypocritical, potentially illegal, and potentially harming approval ratings despite addressing border security and asylum reforms

      President Biden's recent immigration policies, which include funding for border security measures and an end to some asylum policies, have been criticized as hypocritical and potentially illegal. These policies, while similar to those of the previous Trump administration, have been met with opposition from both sides of the aisle, with many Democrats declining to attend a White House event on the issue due to scheduling conflicts. The political climate around immigration remains complex, with Americans expressing a desire for both increased border security and more legal pathways to citizenship. Critics argue that the current asylum process is broken and needs reform, but the implementation of these new policies may not survive legal scrutiny and could harm Biden's approval ratings, particularly in key swing states where Democratic senators are running behind him. The situation highlights the challenges of navigating immigration policy in a politically divided climate.

    • Democratic senators' stance on immigrationSome Democratic senators distance themselves from Biden on immigration due to political considerations, not a commitment to humane policy, and focusing on immigration could harm Biden's campaign

      The popularity of the issue of immigration among certain Democratic voters, particularly in the swing states, has led some senators to distance themselves from President Joe Biden on this issue. This is not due to a principled stand in favor of humane immigration policy, but rather a recognition that Biden is a toxic figure for their political brand. However, focusing the political conversation on immigration could be detrimental to Biden, as it is not a favorable issue set for him. The recent signing of an executive order on immigration and the resulting media attention may therefore harm his campaign, despite the illegality of the order. Another issue that negatively impacts Biden's popularity is his stance on Israel. Overall, Democrats are navigating a complex coalition of issues and voter groups, and their actions on immigration and other hot-button issues may not always align with their stated principles.

    • Biden family scandalsHunter Biden's trial on gun and tax charges raises questions about his honesty and potential misuse of his father's influence, potentially embarrassing the Biden administration and impacting public perception of empathy and integrity.

      Hunter Biden's ongoing trial on gun and tax charges raises questions about his honesty and potential misuse of his father's influence. The gun charge, which involves Hunter admitting to drug use at the time of purchase but pleading not guilty, seems particularly damning with evidence from the FBI and DOJ. The situation is politically sensitive due to Joe Biden being Hunter's father and the president, leading to potential embarrassment for the administration. While some may argue for leniency due to Hunter's struggles with addiction, others see it as an example of legalized corruption and a misuse of privilege. Regardless of the outcome, the trial could impact public perception of the Biden administration, particularly regarding issues of empathy and integrity.

    • Market manipulation, Hunter BidenThe Hunter Biden issue could impact the US election, while market manipulation incidents, such as the NYSE glitch and GameStop situation, raise concerns about the integrity of financial markets and what is considered acceptable behavior

      The Hunter Biden issue could be inconsequential for the US election, but it's an uncomfortable situation for Joe Biden. Republicans risk overplaying their hand and being seen as tone deaf regarding this matter. Meanwhile, in the world of finance, the integrity of the markets was questioned after a 99% drop in stocks, including Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, due to a glitch at the New York Stock Exchange. This incident, along with the ongoing situation with Keith Gill and GameStop, raises questions about market manipulation and what is tolerated in financial markets. While Gill's actions may not be insider trading, the question remains whether such behavior should be allowed. These events highlight the importance of transparency and the potential vulnerabilities in financial markets.

    • Market manipulation double standardIndividuals face scrutiny and potential punishment for market manipulation, while insiders and Wall Street institutions often go unchecked, creating an unfair and rigged system

      There is a perceived double standard when it comes to market manipulation in the financial industry. While actions by individuals outside the elite circle, like Roaring Kitty, are scrutinized and potentially punished, insiders and Wall Street institutions engaging in similar behavior are often overlooked. This disparity was highlighted in the discussions surrounding GameStop's stock price and the subsequent investigations into market manipulation. The fear is that this creates an unfair and rigged system, where only certain players are allowed to manipulate the market. This is particularly concerning when large financial institutions, like Morgan Stanley, consider punishing individual investors for their actions, while turning a blind eye to potential manipulation by their clients or industry peers. The lack of consistent enforcement of market manipulation rules contributes to a growing sense of distrust and anger towards the financial industry.

    • Dr. Fauci's inconsistencyDespite denying suppression of lab leak theory, Dr. Fauci's influence on a paper promoting zoonotic theory and downplaying lab leak raises questions about potential inappropriate use of power in scientific research.

      During a Congressional hearing, Dr. Fauci denied suppressing the lab leak theory regarding the origin of COVID-19, despite previously dismissing it as a conspiracy theory. However, reports and documents obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests and subpoenas suggest that Dr. Fauci and his institute had a significant influence on a paper promoting the zoonotic theory, while downplaying the possibility of a lab leak. This inconsistency raises questions about Dr. Fauci's claims and the potential for inappropriate use of power and influence in scientific research.

    • Fauci's Policy Failures, Potential PerjuryDr. Fauci, former NIAID head, allowed risky research to China, may have lied about it, and is pushing to change definition of gain-of-function research to conceal truth. Evidence suggests COVID-19 may have originated from lab leak, but it's being downplayed as conspiracy theory.

      Dr. Anthony Fauci, the former head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), oversaw a policy failure of historic proportions by allowing high-risk virology research to be exported to China, where it may have contributed to the COVID-19 pandemic. During a recent congressional hearing, it was revealed that Fauci may have lied about the nature of this research, potentially committing perjury. Despite this, there is a push to change the definition of gain-of-function research in order to conceal the truth. The scientific community, media, and Fauci himself have downplayed the possibility of a lab leak as a conspiracy theory, despite mounting evidence to the contrary. It is concerning that a bureaucrat with such vast power and influence can make false statements with seemingly no consequences, potentially redefining regulatory frameworks to cover up their mistakes. The zoonosis theory, which suggests that COVID-19 is of natural origin, is being challenged by some experts who question the analysis used to support it. The data used to support the wet market theory, which is the prevailing narrative, has been criticized for being compromised and biased. For more information and updates on this story, follow Emily A. Carson on Twitter or visit US Right To Know.

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