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Donald Trump received a warm welcome from fans in South Carolina after heading to Williams-Brice Stadium for the school’s rivalry football matchup with Clemson.

The 5-6 Gamecocks were hosting the 7-4 Tigers in the conservative-leaning state that former US President Trump won in both 2016 and 2020.

While the bulk of voters in South Carolina are Republicans, USC also happens to be in Richland county, which overwhelmingly voted for his presidential rivals Joe Biden in 2020 and Hillary Clinton in 2016.

However, fans in attendance at Saturday night’s Palmetto State rivalry game were certainly pleased to see Trump, who drew cheers as he waved to the crowd from his seat before the game.

When he first arrived at the venue, fans who gathered for the annual Palmetto Bowl, the state’s biggest sporting event of the year, could be heard chanting ‘We want Trump! We want Trump!’


The 77-year-old was seen lapping up the reception in fan footage from Williams-Brice Stadium, where he was aiming to upstage Republican opponent Nikki Haley on her home turf.

Haley, a Clemson alumna and trustee who was twice elected South Carolina governor, did not attend.

Trump – who was a guest of Gov. Henry McMaster, Haley’s successor – also walked out onto the field at the halftime break, which sparked a similarly rapturous reception from the home crowd.

His entourage on the night, which entered through a veritable tunnel of Trump supporters on its way to a private suite, also included South Carolina’s senior U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, giving the former president a show of local political force at a game featuring Haley’s alma mater, Clemson, where she is also a member of the board of trustees.

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    SCOTUS Unanimous: States Can’t Boot Trump from Ballot



    The Supreme Court issued a ruling on Monday that determined the state of Colorado cannot remove former President Donald Trump from the primary ballot using Section 3 of the 14th Amendment.

    All nine justices agreed with the decision. Colorado’s primary is set to take place on Tuesday, March 5.

    “BIG WIN FOR AMERICA!!!” Trump said in a post to Truth Social.

    Colorado voters challenged Trump’s eligibility over his actions leading up to the U.S. Capitol breach on January 6, 2021.

    The Colorado Supreme Court issued a 4-3 ruling in December that found Trump to be disqualified from holding the office of the presidency.

    Citing Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, an insurrection clause dating back to the Civil War, the ruling said Trump should not appear on the primary ballot.

    Two other states — Maine and Illinois — also moved to bump Trump from the ballot using Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, but the Supreme Court decision on Monday ends those efforts as well.

    “States have no power under the Constitution to enforce Section 3 with respect to federal offices, especially the Presidency,” the Supreme Court said.

    Trump, who is running for another term in the White House for a second time this year, is the clear GOP frontrunner as he holds a wide delegate lead over his next closest rival, Nikki Haley.

    The Dhillon Law Group, led by founder and managing partner Harmeet Dhillon, served as counsel of record for Trump’s case to keep him on the ballot in Colorado.

    “Today’s unanimous Supreme Court decision underscores the bedrock principles of our democracy and the rule of law. This victory is not just for President Trump but for the integrity of our electoral system and the rights of voters across the country,” Dhillon said.

    “The attempt to use the 14th Amendment in this manner was a dangerous overreach that, if left unchallenged, could have set a perilous precedent for future election,” she added. “We are proud to have defended the constitutional rights at stake and grateful for the Supreme Court’s unequivocal affirmation of these fundamental principles.”

    Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, a Democrat, also reacted to the ruling on Monday with a post to X.

    “I am disappointed in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision stripping states of the authority to enforce Section 3 of the 14th Amendment for federal candidates,” Griswold said. “Colorado should be able to bar oath-breaking insurrections from our ballot.”

    Despite the unanimous decision on the topline issue in the case, only five of the justices agreed that the only way to enforce Section 3 is through Congress. Conservative Justice Amy Coney Barrett joined with her liberal colleagues in opposing this view.

    In a separate matter, the Supreme Court announced on Wednesday that it was taking up the issue of whether Trump can invoke presidential immunity to shield himself from federal prosecution in a 2020 election case brought by special counsel Jack Smith.

    The Supreme Court scheduled an oral argument for the week of April 22, 2024, raising doubts among legal experts that a trial in the case brought by Smith could be held before the election in November.

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    Haley Ends Trump’s Undefeated Run with Victory in DC Primary



    Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley notched her first victory of the 2024 primary campaign, besting former President Trump in Washington, D.C.

    Haley won the contest with nearly 63% of the vote, according to an Associated Press call of the race about 90 minutes after polls closed Sunday. The results mean the former South Carolina governor will walk away with 19 delegates.

    Sunday’s primary had a lower turnout than in 2016. The tally now stands at 244 for Trump and 43 for Haley.

    Washington, D.C., represented Haley’s possible best shot at notching a victory and ending Trump’s undefeated primary streak. While Trump won the district in an uncontested 2020 primary, he finished a distant third behind Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich during the 2016 primary. The district also leans heavily Democrat, with President Biden garnering 92% of the Washington, D.C., vote in the 2020 election.

    Trump has so far made easy work of this year’s GOP primary, notching victories in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, Virgin Islands, South Carolina and Michigan. The seemingly easy stream of wins has solidified the former president’s front-runner status in the race, with the campaign telling Fox News Digital ahead of the results that they have already begun to look forward to the general election.

    “Republican voters have delivered resounding wins for President Trump in every single primary contest and this race is over,” a spokesperson for the campaign said. “Our focus is now on Joe Biden and the general election.”

    The former president held a commanding lead ahead of the Washington, D.C., primary with 10 times as many delegates as Haley before his first loss on Sunday. Trump maintains his strong lead going into the most important week on the primary calendar despite Haley gaining 19 delegates with her victory in the nation’s capital.

    The former South Carolina governor is the only other contender in the field, vowing to stay in the race despite a recent loss in her home state of South Carolina.

    The Haley campaign looks to carry the momentum to Monday’s contest in North Dakota, where 29 delegates are up for grabs, and this week’s Super Tuesday, when voters in 15 states head to the polls to determine who gets a share of 865 total delegates. Haley has invested heavily in Super Tuesday; last week, her campaign announced a seven-figure ad buy in various states set to vote that day.

    The magic number toward securing the GOP nomination is 1,215 delegates, meaning no candidate can become the presumptive nominee after the upcoming week’s primaries are over.

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    FBI Hunts Iranian Secret Agent Who Plotted to Assassinate Mike Pompeo



    The FBI has launched an urgent manhunt for an Iranian secret intelligence official accused of plotting to assassinate Trump-era officials.

    Federal agents say Majid Dastjani Farahani has been trying to recruit allies to murder current and former US government officials as revenge for the US assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.

    In an urgent notice on Friday, the FBI office in Miami asked for information on Farahani, who is said to speak Spanish and frequently move between Iran and Venezuela, where the ruling regime is friendly with Iran.

    ‘Farahani is wanted for questioning in connection with the recruitment of individuals for various operations in the United States, to include lethal targeting of current and former United States Government officials as revenge for the killing of IRGC-QF Commander Qasem Soleimani,’ the FBI said.

    ‘Farahani also reportedly recruited individuals for surveillance activities focused on religious sites, businesses, and other facilities in the United States. Farahani acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security.’

    The FBI has asked anyone with information to contact their local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or consulate.

    Iran vowed to take revenge on the US following the assassination of Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s Quds Force, the overseas arm of the elite Revolutionary Guards.

    Soleimani was killed in Iraq in a drone strike in January, 2020, ordered by then-president Donald Trump.

    Aside from Pompeo, the FBI also believes Iran is also targeting Brian Hook, Trump’s envoy to Tehran, the agency told Semafor.

    Both Pompeo and Hook are currently under around-the-clock security due to the increased threat level.

    Farahani was sanctioned by the Treasury department in December, which claimed he works for Iran to ‘aggressively target and stifle opponents and dissenting voices.’

    ‘The regime’s efforts to silence its opponents extend far beyond its borders, where Iran has carried out acts of transnational repression, including rendition and lethal plotting against activists, journalists, and foreign government officials,’ the Treasury department said.

    It’s not the first time Tehran plots to assassinate former US government officials.

    In 2022, the Department of Justice indicted several members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard for plotting to kill Trump’s former national security adviser, John Bolton.

    Meanwhile the links between Iran and Venezuela have increasingly become more evident, as Iran uses the South American nation as a friendly base in the western hemisphere.

    In 2021, two men were arrested in New York City after they targeted Iranian dissident Masih Alinejad in a failed kidnap attempt.

    The FBI said the two Iranian agents planned to lure Alinejad, an American citizen, from her home in Brooklyn to Venezuela, where they would capture her and send her back to Iran.

    The Iranians had a live feed of her home and researched how to get the author out of New York, according to the charging documents. One of the four researched a service offering ‘military-style speedboats for self-operated maritime evacuation out of New York City, and maritime travel from New York to Venezuela, a country whose de facto government has friendly relations with Iran,’ the Justice Department said.

    The conspirators, who remain at large, had also plotted to lure a person in the UK and three others in Canada to Iran, an indictment said. They had all also been critical of Iran.

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    Secret Biden Flights from Latin America Dump 320,000 Illegals Into US Cities



    Efforts by open-border Democrats to blame the growing big-city migrant crisis on Texas and its program of busing illegal immigrants north are being upstaged by a new investigation showing that President Joe Biden has secretly flown hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants from Latin American airports to 43 U.S. cities.

    The unusual program, kept from the public, involved at least 320,000 illegal immigrants the administration admits are “inadmissible” immigrants, far more than previously reported.

    Despite facing a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit from the Center for Immigration Studies, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection has refused to identify the 43 airports it is dumping immigrants at after direct flights from Latin America.

    “While large immigrant-receiving cities and media lay blame for the influx on Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s busing program, CBP has withheld from the Center — and apparently will not disclose — the names of the 43 U.S. airports that have received 320,000 inadmissible aliens from January through December 2023, nor the foreign airports from which they departed,” a CIS report shared with Secrets said.

    New in its investigation is the administration’s claims it is keeping the cities secret because it is concerned “bad actors” might “undermine law enforcement efforts to ‘secure the United States border’ if they knew the volume of CBP One traffic processed at each port of entry,” the center said, citing an email it received.

    The program at issue is Biden’s scheme of letting illegal immigrants use an app to gain access to the U.S. without having to travel through Mexico.

    “The program at the center of the FOIA litigation is perhaps the most enigmatic and least-known of the Biden administration’s uses of the CBP One cellphone scheduling app, even though it is responsible for almost invisibly importing by air 320,000 aliens with no legal right to enter the United States since it got underway in late 2022,” said Todd Bensman, the report’s author.

    “Under these legally dubious parole programs, aliens who cannot legally enter the country use the CBP One app to apply for travel authorization and temporary humanitarian release from those airports. The parole program allows for two-year periods of legal status during which adults are eligible for work authorization,” he wrote.

    “Upon receiving authorization from Washington, they buy air passage to U.S. international airports where CBP personnel process them for release in short order. All are said to be responsible for paying for their own airfare,” Bensman explained. That can be thousands of dollars less and less dangerous than traveling through Mexico to the California, Arizona, or Texas border.

    The direct flight program is in addition to another one that gives CBP One users a green light into the U.S. That program, the report said, “has brought in another 420,000 immigrants from nearly 100 nations from May 2021 through December 2023.”

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    Jack Teixeira Accepts Up to 16-Year Prison Sentence for Pentagon Leak



    Pentagon leak suspect Jack Teixeira agreed to accept a prison sentence of up to 16 years for leaking highly classified Pentagon documents.

    Prosecutors say the leak exposed sensitive information to the United States’ adversaries, including details about troop movement in Ukraine and an adversary’s plans to attack U.S. troops serving abroad.

    Disclosures of this kind “blinds us to threats from hostile nations and terrorist groups,” said Assistant Attorney General for National Security Matt Olsen.

    Teixeira, a former Air National guardsman, accepted responsibility for leaking information about the U.S. government’s relations with its adversaries and allies.

    Teixeira pleaded guilty to six counts, charging him with “willful retention and transmission of national defense information,” according to court documents.

    He’s expected to serve between 11 and 16 years in prison, followed by three years of supervision.

    The U.S. attorney agreed not to charge him with further violations of the Espionage Act.

    “Jack Teixeira will never get a sniff of a classified piece of information for the rest of his life,” said Joshua Levy, acting U.S. attorney for the district of Massachusetts.

    Teixeira is expected to participate in a “satisfactory debrief” with intelligence community members, the Defense Department and/or the Justice Department.

    In addition to his prison sentence, Teixeira was fined $50,000.

    Teixeira came from a military family and was stationed at the Otis Air National Guard Base in Massachusetts.

    He worked as an IT specialist responsible for military communications networks.

    He shared documents on a Discord server.

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    EVs Release More Toxic Emissions Than Gas-Powered — Worse for Environment



    Electric vehicles may release more pollution than gas-powered vehicles, according to a report that has recently resurfaced.

    The study, which was published in 2022 but has begun circulating again after being cited in a WSJ op-ed, found that brakes and tires release 1,850 times more particulate matter – which is air pollution – compared to modern tailpipes which have filters that reduce emissions.

    It found that EVs are 30 percent heavier on average than gas-powered vehicles, which causes the brakes and tire treads to wear out faster than standard cars and releases tiny, often toxic particles into the atmosphere.

    EV batteries weigh about 1,000 pounds, and can result in tire emissions that are nearly 400 times more than tailpipe emissions.

    Particle pollution can increase health problems including heart disease, asthma, lung disease and in extreme cases, can lead to hospitalization, cancer, and premature death.

    It comes as California is working to impose a complete ban on all gas vehicles by 2035, claiming that exhaust emissions are the root cause of pollution even though the air pollution released from brakes and tires are 400 times greater.

    New gasoline-powered vehicles don’t release the same amount of emissions as older vehicles, emitting only one percent of all particulate matter (air pollution) in California, with the majority of emissions coming from older vehicles.

    New gasoline cars are created to be ‘cleaner,’ by updating the trims of their internal combustion engines to include particulate filters that reduce emissions to below 1/1000th of a gram per mile.

    The EVs increased weight due to their lithium-ion batteries cause the tire treads to wear faster, ultimately producing more emissions.

    The study, conducted by the firm Emissions Analytics, said the main difference between tailpipe and tire emissions is that the majority of particulate emissions released from the tire go directly into the soil and water, while exhaust negatively affects the air quality.

    The effects of tire composition come down to the materials the tire is made from, the study reported.

    Light-duty tires are typically made from synthetic rubber which is developed using crude oil natural rubber adds fillers and additives, some of which are recognized carcinogens.

    Emissions Analytics tested the tire wear on both EV and gas-powered vehicles after driving them at least 1,000 miles.

    The researchers used a sampling system to collect particles immediately behind each tire and then measured the size of the particles emitted from the tread.

    It found that the greater the vehicle’s mass and weight, the more rapidly the tire particulate emissions would be released due to the increased torque between the tires and the road.

    A separate 2020 report by the Emissions Analytics firm said that tires are likely to be a major concern in the coming years as ‘consumers switch to bigger and heavier cars.’

    ‘Research shows they contribute to microplastic marine pollution, as well as air pollution from finer particles,’ the report continued.

    The average Hyundai electric vehicle weighs more than 3,700 pounds compared to the gas-powered alternative which weighs 3,000 pounds.

    Meanwhile, Volvo’s EV weighs 4,662 pounds while its gas-powered vehicle weighs 3,726, but the Ford F150 EV truck comes in at a whopping 6,000 pounds, 2,000 pounds more than the gas option.

    California claims that banning gas vehicles would protect public health from airborne pollutants like dust, dirt and soot, calling EVs ‘zero-emission vehicles,’ but the heavier weight drastically impacts how quickly tire tread wears out.

    Yet, the state’s proposal, submitted by the Air Resources Board, suggested that tire treads on EVs and gas vehicles wear out at the same rate, which was criticized by the public, but the state said ‘it would be speculative to project’ that EVs would not weigh less in the future.

    It added that future EV models’ weight could be ‘offset’ with ‘weight reduction in other components or the vehicle body,’ – although the agency did not provide examples about how the weight would be reduced.

    California has claimed that EVs produce zero emissions because they don’t have a tailpipe, but that is reportedly misleading, because the substantial electricity used to power the cars creates additional particulate pollution.

    ‘Coal tends to be the critical factor,’ Jeremy Michalek, a professor of engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, told The New York Times.

    ‘If you’ve got electric cars in Pittsburgh that are being plugged in at night and leading nearby coal plants to burn more coal to charge them, then the climate benefits won’t be as great, and you can even get more air pollution.’

    Additionally, lithium-ion batteries which power EVs are made of materials including cobalt and lithium, which have been linked to environmental concerns.

    Mining cobalt emits toxic chemicals and gases that leak into the environment and extracting metals from the ore emits sulfur oxide and pollutes the air.

    Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated the national air quality standards with a new rule to reduce the amount of air pollution.

    ‘Today’s action is a critical step forward that will better protect workers, families and communities from the dangerous and costly impacts of fine particle pollution,’ said EPA Administrator Michael Regan.

    ‘The science is clear, soot pollution is one of the most dangerous forms of air pollution and it’s linked to a range of serious and potentially deadly illnesses, including asthma and heart attacks.’

    EVs are beneficial for the environment because they have no tailpipe emissions so they produce less greenhouse gases than the average gas-powered car.

    According to the EPA, over an EVs lifetime, the total greenhouse gas emissions associated with the manufacturing, charging, and driving the vehicle is typically lower than the standard vehicle.

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    Philly Arrest by State Trooper Turns Into Major LGBT Drama



    Philadelphia’s head of LGBT affairs and her husband were arrested by a state trooper Saturday, in what the mayor is calling a “very concerning,” interaction, according to a video circulating on social media, which was confirmed by police.

    Celena Morrison – the executive director of the City’s Office of LGBT Affairs – recorded a portion of the arrest of her husband, Darius McLean, on the Vine Street Expressway, her sister told CNN Sunday.

    Morrison can be heard on the video repeatedly saying, “that is my husband,” as McLean is on the ground.

    Morrison can then be heard saying, “I work for the mayor.”

    “It’s cause I’m Black,” McLean says in the video.

    The unnamed trooper responds, “It’s not cause you’re Black.”

    The officer shown in the video then walks toward Morrison and the camera goes unstable.

    A police report of the Saturday incident said the two individuals were both resisting arrest at the time of the traffic stop.


    The unnamed state trooper seen in the video initiated the traffic stop for the driver of a grey Infiniti sedan, according to the report, due to “multiple Vehicle Code violations.” A green Dodge sedan pulled up and parked behind the trooper’s vehicle shortly thereafter.

    The person driving the Dodge became “verbally combative” when the trooper approached, the report said.

    “The individual refused multiple lawful orders made by the trooper and the trooper subsequently attempted to place the individual under arrest. The individual resisted arrest on multiple occasions,” the report said.

    The driver of the Infiniti then began interfering with the arrest of the driver of the Dodge, the report said.

    “Both individuals were subsequently arrested for Resisting Arrest, Obstruction of Justice, Disorderedly Conduct and other related charges,” the report said.

    The report does not list Morrison or McLean by name.

    LaTasha Morrison Sinclair, Morrison’s sister, posted the arrest video on Facebook. The video is no longer public as of Sunday afternoon. It is unclear if Facebook or Sinclair took the video down.

    State police are not releasing the name of the trooper in the video at this time.

    Joe Grace, the communications director for the mayor’s office, said, “please … give our City official some time and space.”

    On Saturday, Mayor Cherelle Parker called the interaction “very concerning.”

    “Earlier today, a Pennsylvania State Police trooper executed a car stop on the Vine Street Expressway in Philadelphia, reportedly for a Motor Vehicle Code violation.

    “Celena Morrison, the City’s executive director of the Office of LGBT Affairs, was in the vehicle that was stopped,” Parker said.

    “A video circulating on social media that depicts a portion of the incident is very concerning to me, and I will have no further comment until the investigation has been completed.”

    A spokesperson for the Pennsylvania State Police said its office is still investigating.

    “Several misdemeanor and summary charges were filed but initially declined by the Philadelphia DA Office pending additional review of the incident,” Myles Snyder, communications director for Pennsylvania State Police, said. “Multiple traffic violations to include expired/suspended registration, following too closely.”

    A spokesperson with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office said no charges have been filed as a result of the incident, but that the investigation is ongoing.

    “The District Attorney’s Office has made no charging decision pending a thorough, even-handed investigation. As our office continues to investigate all aspects of the incident on the Vine Street Expressway on Saturday, we encourage members of the public who have truthful information about this incident to contact the DA’s Special Investigations Unit at [email protected] or 215-686-9608.”

    “As this is an active and ongoing investigation, we have no additional comment at this time,” the spokesperson added.

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    Jason Kelce Breaks Down in Tears as He Announces NFL Retirement After 13 Years



    The veteran Eagles center, who’s spent his entire 13-season career in Philadelphia, is retiring from the NFL, he announced on Monday in an emotional, tearful press conference .

    “It took a lot of hard work and determination getting here. I have been the underdog my entire career, and I mean this when I say this, I wish I still was,” Kelce said.

    Kelce shared anecdotes from his youth football days, college career and his run with the Eagles, regularly stopping as he became overwhelmed with emotion.

    He also paid tribute to Eagles fans, thanking them for allowing him to represent the city.

    “No one celebrates their own like the city of Philadelphia,” Kelce said. “Athletes become demigods in this city.”

    Kelce, 36, shared earlier Monday that he reached a decision about his playing future in a post on X.

    “No Keg videos this year, I have come to a decision and will address it at a press conference this afternoon,” he wrote.

    Kelce was referring to the March 2022 video of him announcing his return to the Eagles on a one-year deal which began with him filling up a cup of beer from a keg.

    A sixth-round pick (No. 191 overall) by the Eagles in the 2011 NFL Draft out of Cincinnati, Jason has six All-Pro selections and seven Pro Bowls under his belt.

    He won Super Bowl LII in 2018 with the Eagles and helped Philadelphia reach the Super Bowl in February 2023, when he faced Travis and the Chiefs in a 38-35 loss in Glendale, Ariz.

    Kelce holds the franchise record for most consecutive starts at 157, having not missed a game since 2014.

    Kelce’s brother Travis, the star Chiefs tight end, was in the front row for the press conference and also cried.

    After his roughly 45-minute monologue was done, Kelce hugged Travis, his parents Donna and Ed and kissed his wife Kylie.

    Prior to the announcement, the father off three spent time with Travis in Philadelphia.

    The brothers attended a fundraiser to raise money for cancer survivors after a young man named Brendan McDermott, 38, passed away on May 31 after losing his battle to colorectal cancer, and met with firefighters and other first responders.

    Kelce, who played on a one-year deal in 2023 and could have became a free agent next week, was the focus of retirement speculation following Philadelphia’s stunning first-round playoff ouster in January, a crushing 32-9 loss to the Buccaneers in the wild-card round.

    It came after the Eagles lost six of their final seven games following a 10-1 start.

    Kelce reportedly told his teammates in the locker room after Philadelphia’s wild-card loss that he is retiring.

    Afterward, the All-Pro center repeatedly said he would announce his decision when the time is right.

    Travis weighed in on his brother’s future during last month’s Super Bowl festivities in Las Vegas — where Kansas City became repeat champions in a 25-22 win against the San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 11.

    “I’ll tell you what, I think it’s still up in the air whether or not he’s going to continue to play football,” he told 11-year-old reporter Jeremiah Fennell.

    When asked if his older brother would play in the Eagles’ international game in Brazil next season, Travis replied, “I think he’s got some football left in him.”

    A week later, the brothers were celebrating the Chiefs’ Super Bowl win with Travis’ girlfriend, Taylor Swift in Las Vegas.

    Jason has been open about the toll football has taken on his body toward the end of his career, and how his wife Kylie Kelce has been supportive of every step of the way.

    The couple, who tied the knot in April 2018, share three daughters, Wyatt, 4, Elliotte, 2, and Bennett, who turned one in February 2023.

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    Haiti Gang Prison Attack Triggers Massive Jailbreak, at Least a Dozen Dead



    Armed gangs in Haiti’s capital released roughly 4,000 inmates from the country’s largest prison after a days-long gun battle with police on Sunday.

    The vast majority of the 4,000 men held in the Port-au-Prince jail successfully escaped, according to reports from local media. Many of the inmates were gang members charged in connection with the 2021 assassination of Hatian President Jovenel Moise.

    Armed gangs launched their attack against the prison earlier this weekend when Prime Minister Ariel Henry left the country on a visit to Kenya, seeking assistance in the fight against domestic gangs.

    Gang leader Jimmy Cherizier, a former police officer, called on various armed groups to overthrow Henry’s regime. Gangs attacked both the National Penitentiary and the country’s main container port.

    “All of us, the armed groups in the provincial towns and the armed groups in the capital, are united,” Cherizier said.

    Henry had vowed to step down from his position by the end of February, but he argued the gang violence needed to be overcome before free and fair elections could be held.

    Haiti has not held an election since 2016.

    Henry succeeded in negotiating an agreement in Kenya on Friday.

    Kenya had agreed in October to lead a U.N.-authorized international police force to Haiti, but the Kenyan High Court in January ruled the plan unconstitutional, in part because of a lack of reciprocal agreements between the two countries.

    Last week’s agreement ensures that Kenya will send 1,000 police officers to the troubled Caribbean nation to help combat ongoing gang violence.

    Kenyan President William Ruto said in a statement that he and Henry witnessed the signing of the reciprocal agreements between the two countries on Friday.

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    Speaker Johnson Releases Over 5,000 Additional Hours of Jan. 6 Footage



    House Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) and House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) announced Friday the release of 5,000 hours of CCTV footage of the Jan. 6, 2021, protests. This release coincides with Blaze Media investigative journalist Steve Baker’s FBI-compelled surrender in Dallas over his Jan. 6 reporting.

    According to the Republican congressmen, this release is but a trickle compared to the coming flood, as far more footage will be released in the coming weeks and months. Additionally, at the direction of Johnson, faces will not be blurred in the footage in the interest of “getting this work completed as responsibly and efficiently as possible.”

    Already, the footage Loudermilk made available to Steve Baker has served to greatly undermine the Jan. 6 narrative advanced by Democratic lawmakers and their allies in the media.

    Weeks after uncovering various damning irregularities in the story told by and about U.S. Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn, Baker confirmed in January — on the basis of Jan. 6 footage — that the so-called passerby who discovered the pipe bomb at the DNC happened to be a United States Capitol Police plainclothes officer.

    In his continued deep dive, Baker also found troubling indications that something was off about the pipe bomb investigation from the outset.

    On the basis of closed-circuit TV video footage made available to him by Loudermilk, Baker noted how three cameras controlled by the U.S. Capitol Police and customarily pointed at the DNC office building were strangely turned away from the scene just after the discovery of the alleged explosive device. Despite the cameras’ averted gazes, Baker nevertheless highlighted curious details about various law enforcement agencies’ responses to the discovery of the pipe bombs as well as about the investigation that followed.

    The release of additional vantages on the Jan. 6 protests and the incidents in the surrounding area may serve to lend additional insights into what actually took place on that fateful day.

    Videos have been uploaded and now appear on the House Subcommittee on Oversight’s Rumble page. Subsequent releases will similarly be reviewed to ensure that footage does not contain sensitive security information.

    “House Republicans again commend Chairman Loudermilk and the entire Committee on House Administration for their ongoing commitment to ensuring that there is full transparency surrounding the events of January 6,” Johnson said in a statement obtained by Blaze News.

    Last year, Johnson indicated he would release 44,000 hours of footage from the Jan. 6 protests, noting that doing so would “provide millions of Americans, criminal defendants, public interest organizations, and the media an ability to see for themselves what happened that day, rather than having to rely upon the interpretation of a small group of government officials.”

    In his statement Friday, Johnson stressed that the “ongoing work is especially necessary considering the deeply flawed prior investigation conducted by the partisan January 6 select committee, which instead of delivering transparency, has contributed to defendants, public interest groups, and the media having to rely upon the interpretation of a small group of government officials.”

    “My subcommittee’s investigation has always been about providing the American people with full transparency and complete accountability about what really happened on January 6, 2021,” said Rep. Loudermilk. “As such, we have been working tirelessly to make public all U.S. Capitol Police CCTV footage from that day.”

    Loudermilk lauded Johnson for his continued support of the subcommittee’s efforts and for his “resolute commitment to full transparency for the American people.”

    “Today’s decision will significantly expedite CCTV footage releases, all of which will be made available to the American public within the next few months, without blurring or editing,” added the Georgia congressman.

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    Laken Riley’s Mother Speaks Out for First Time Since Her Daughter’s Murder



    Laken Riley’s mother, Allyson Phillips, on Saturday shared a public message for the first time since her daughter’s Feb. 22 murder, calling it an “avoidable tragedy” in a Facebook post.

    Riley, a 22-year-old nursing student at Augusta University, was killed while jogging on trails around the University of Georgia campus. Jose Antonio Ibarra, a 26-year-old Venezuelan national who was living illegally in the United States, has been charged in her murder, which police described as a “crime of opportunity.”

    “As I sat down to write this message, I really just have no words,” Phillips wrote on Facebook. “My family has faced the most devastating, unimaginable loss that anyone could ever be force [sic] to endure. I would like to thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for being with me and my family during this heartbreaking time. I encourage everyone to have a personal relationship with Jesus. I give Him all the glory for getting us through this.”

    She added that “[i]t would be really easy to lose our faith in mankind because of this senseless and avoidable tragedy,” but said her family has received an overwhelming “amount of love, support and help” during what she described as a “horrific nightmare.”

    “I can’t begin to tell you all how much we appreciate all of the text, calls, flowers, meals, groceries, bows, pictures, personal gifts, memorials, gift cards and donations to Laken’s foundation,” she said. “We are beyond grateful for everyone who has stepped up to be here for us through this difficult time. The outpouring of love has been so enormous – that I felt this was the best way to thank you all in a timely manner. I hope that each and every one of you know how much we love you and appreciate all you have done.”

    Phillips asked the public to “continue to pray” for her family as they “put one foot in front of the other moving forward.” She also changed her profile picture to a photo of a black and red heart – UGA’s colors – featuring Laken’s name, along with the hashtag #sayhername.

    Phillips laid her daughter to rest on a rainy Friday afternoon in Woodstock, Georgia.

    “When the world loses someone like Laken, whose light consistently shined so bright, it seems that much darker in their absence,” Woodstock City Church lead pastor Samer Massad said in a Friday statement to Fox News. “Laken was special. She was a gift to anyone who knew her. Smart, kind, compassionate, and thoughtful don’t even begin to scratch the surface. She was a loving daughter, sister, and friend. She had a gift for making anyone she was around feel comfortable and seen. But the most special thing about Laken was her faith in Jesus.”

    Jose Ibarra and his brother, Diego Ibarra, lived together in an apartment complex in Athens located about a five-minute walk from the approximate scene near Lake Herrick on UGA’s campus where Riley was killed.

    Jose entered the United States through the U.S.-Mexico border in 2022 and was freed on border parole. He initially lived in New York City before moving to the Georgia college town.

    He is charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, kidnapping, hindering a 911 call and concealing the death of another.

    Diego Ibarra was fired from a dishwashing job at UGA after presenting fake green card documents, the school previously told Fox News Digital.

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    Hunter Biden’s Chinese Legal “Client” Claims First Son Earned $1 Million for No Work — And Now Threatens to Sue if Not Paid Back



    Hunter Biden was paid $1 million by Chinese firm CEFC to act as attorney for their employee, Dr Patrick Ho, but now Ho is threatening to sue the first son within seven days unless he gets the money back — because he claims Hunter did no legal work for him.

    Ho sent a legal letter to Hunter last week requesting that their attorney-client agreement be terminated immediately and threatening legal action unless he receives a detailed list of services provided by Hunter and reimbursement for the unused funds, as laid out in the 2017 contract.

    Ho’s letter, sent by Hong Kong law firm Huen & Partners to Hunter’s attorney Abbe Lowell in Washington, DC, set a deadline of seven days for the repayment of any remaining funds.

    “Patrick says he paid him, and that Hunter never did anything for him,” a friend of Ho’s told The Post, “and that according to the contract the money should be reimbursed.”

    The $1 million legal retainer was wired from CEFC in China to CEFC’s Hong Kong HSBC account, and then, on November 2, 2017, to the American bank account of Hudson West III (HWIII) the firm Hunter co-owned with CEFC, and then to Hunter’s private firm, Owasco, according to his California tax indictment.

    Ho was arrested in New York on November 18, 2017, as he got off a plane from Hong Kong.

    The former Hong Kong Home Affairs secretary was convicted in 2019 for paying bribes to the presidents of Chad and Uganda. He was sentenced to three years’ jail before being deported to Hong Kong.

    According to Ho, Hunter, 54, pocketed the $1 million but did no legal work for him, other than call another attorney, Edward Kim, and turn up half an hour late for a meeting with Ho and Kim at the Manhattan Correctional Center the morning after Ho’s arrest.

    Hunter didn’t visit Ho, 74, even once in jail, Ho has told friends bitterly.

    Hunter’s name does not appear as an attorney on record for the Patrick Ho case in the Southern District of New York.

    Under oath, Hunter told Delaware district judge Maryellen Noreika, during his failed plea hearing of July 26, 2023, that he received the million dollar payment as “payment for legal fees for Patrick Ho,” through “my own law firm”.

    Noreika wanted more detail: “Who is that payment received from, was that the law firm?”

    Hunter: “Received from Patrick Ho, Your Honor.”

    Noreika: “Mr. Ho himself?”

    Hunter: “Yes.”

    Noreika: “Were you doing legal work for him and apart from the law firm?”

    Hunter: “Yes, Your Honor. Well –.”

    Sniffing danger, Hunter’s lawyer Chris Clark stepped in at this point: “That wasn’t through Boise Schiller, Your Honor, Mr. Biden was engaged as an attorney.”

    Noreika: “Right. So that’s why I asked. You were doing work for him –.”

    Hunter: “My own law firm, not as counsel.”

    Noreika: “So you had your own law firm as well?”

    Hunter: “I think Owasco PT acted as a — acted as a law firm entity, yeah.”

    Noreika: “Okay.”

    Hunter: “I believe that’s the case, but I don’t know that for a fact.”

    Ho, who has been keeping a close eye on Hunter’s travails from Hong Kong, according to his friend, was “baffled” by Hunter’s responses to Noreika. He was stuck with a massive legal bill for Kim’s representation, which he had to pay out of his own pocket.

    A copy of the attorney engagement agreement that Hunter signed on September 18, 2017, was on his abandoned laptop, and also was obtained by IRS investigator Joe Ziegler from an electronic email search warrant to Google.

    Ziegler testified to the House Ways and Means Committee last year that, “The evidence … indicates that this $1 million payment was not for legal fees and was misrepresented by the Delaware U.S. Attorney’s Office in the statement of facts, and that its ultimate purpose was still under investigation by DOJ.”

    Ho’s letter was sent days after the president’s brother Jim Biden testified to the impeachment inquiry about telling the FBI that CEFC chairman Ye Jianming was a “protege” of China’s President Xi Jinping, a statement that was not welcomed in Beijing, according to Ho’s friend, who said Xi and Ye have “no relations.”

    Ye was arrested in China in February 2018 under the direct orders of President Xi, according to Chinese news agency Caixin. He has not been heard from since.

    Hong Kong has been a Special Administrative Region of China since 1997 and is subject to increasing control from Beijing.

    CEFC paid Hunter a total of $7.2 million between March 2017 and March 2018. Chairman Ye also gave Hunter a 3.16-carat diamond in February 2017, along with a grading report that listed it as a “round brilliant” of Grade F with prime “VS2” clarity and “excellent” cut, putting its estimated value at $80,000, which also was the price claimed by the divorce attorney for Hunter’s ex-wife Kathleen. Photographs of the stunning stone and grading report appear on Hunter’s laptop.

    Hunter testified to the impeachment inquiry last week that he gave the diamond to his uncle, Jim Biden. Jim testified that he “threw it in the trash.” Jim also testified that there was another diamond or diamond “ring” given to Hunter in 2015 or 2016 on behalf of CEFC by a fellow father of a student at exclusive Sidwell Friends school in Washington.

    The Ho-Hunter attorney engagement agreement stipulated: “Attorney will perform the legal services called for under this agreement, keep Client informed of progress and developments, and respond promptly to Client’s inquiries and communications.”

    Legal services included: “conferences, court sessions, depositions preparation and participation; correspondence and legal documents review and preparation; legal research; and telephone conversations . . .

    “If at the conclusion of this agreement, the total amount of Attorney fees and costs is less than that of the retainer sum, the remaining amount will be reimbursed to the client.”

    Ho’s letter was emailed by CEFC’s Mervyn Yan to Hunter, Jim Biden and Jim’s wife Sara on October 10, 2017, Ziegler testified. Jim testified that he “didn’t know” if Hunter was representing Ho.

    Ho headed up CEFC’s nonprofit arm, a think tank also called CEFC, which was granted “special consultative status” by the United Nations.

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    Report: Nasrallah’s Grandson Killed by Israeli Strike in Lebanon



    The grandson of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, Abbas Ahmed Halil, was one of the three Hezbollah terrorists killed on Saturday by an IDF strike in Neqoura in south Lebanon, according to a report by the Syrian radio channel Voice of the Capital on Sunday.

    This is yet to be confirmed by official sources, but the report cites the same attack in which the IDF announced that three Hezbollah operatives were killed in a vehicle in southern Lebanon after it was attacked by an Israeli drone strike.

    The Hezbollah-affiliated newspaper Al-Manar also airstrike in the village of Kila in southern Lebanon and artillery strikes in the villages of Aitaroun and Belida, which are close to the border with Israel.

    Israel-Hezbollah aggression has been continuous since October

    Israeli strikes since October have killed more than 200 Hezbollah fighters and some 50 civilians in Lebanon, while attacks from Lebanon into Israel have killed a dozen Israeli soldiers and five civilians.

    Tens of thousands of Israelis and Lebanese have fled villages on both sides of the frontier.

    Hezbollah signaled this week that it would halt its attacks if Israel’s Gaza offensive stops, but it is also ready to keep on fighting if the Gaza war continues.

    On Friday, Hezbollah announced the deaths of four members killed in Lebanon.

    Lebanon’s caretaker prime minister Najib Mikati told Reuters on Thursday a halt to fighting in Gaza as early as next week would trigger indirect talks to end hostilities at the border.

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    Leaked Audio Obtained by Russia Reveals Germany Considered Giving Ukraine Missiles to Destroy Crimean Bridge



    Germany’s air force commander gathered his top officers for a secret meeting last month to discuss the possible delivery of his country’s most powerful guided missiles to Ukraine.

    The long-range weapons could be used to destroy the Kerch Bridge, which links Russia to the occupied Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, the German officers said.

    What they didn’t know: Russian spies recorded their conversation, which revealed classified details about Western involvement in Ukraine. A 38-minute audio tape of the discussion was posted online late Friday by the head of Russian state-run broadcaster RT.

    Senior German officials confirmed the authenticity of the recording to The Wall Street Journal and said the meeting took place on the commercial platform WebEx, an online conferencing tool, which isn’t encrypted to the armed forces’ standard for confidential communication. One officer dialed in with his cellphone from a Singapore hotel room.

    The meeting focused on how Germany might organize delivery and operation of Taurus long-range cruise missiles should they be sent to Ukraine. German leader Olaf Scholz has declined to send the Taurus despite pleas from Kyiv and pressure within his own government.

    Also in the recording were officials saying that Britain, France and the U.S. keep troops in Ukraine to help operate sophisticated Western weapons systems, something those countries have denied.

    The leak delivered a propaganda win for the Kremlin, sparked a furor in Germany and could strain relationships with Germany’s North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies.

    It was also the latest in a string of incidents highlighting German vulnerability to Russian spying. A senior officer in Germany’s BND foreign intelligence service was recently arrested on allegations that he was spying for Moscow.

    Officials familiar with the German investigation of the audiotape leak said that WebEx is widely used by the military and other sensitive departments in the German government. “This should be a wake-up call,” one senior official said.

    Last week, Scholz said Taurus missiles can’t be given to Kyiv because they would require German troops to help operate them. Officers in the leaked call, however, discussed how Ukrainians could be trained to use the system on their own.

    Scholz has long been under international and domestic pressure to deliver the weapon. Britain at one point offered to take over and deliver the system in order to help the chancellor maintain his policy that Germany must not directly be drawn into military operations.

    The leak now makes it less likely that Germany will deliver the weapon, politicians and analysts said.

    Following the leaks, Russian officials attacked Germany for discussing detailed attacks on Russian targets and threatened with retaliation should Berlin become part of the war effort.

    The leak was very serious and would be investigated “very meticulously, very intensively and very quickly,” Scholz told reporters during a visit to the Vatican on Saturday.

    On Sunday, Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said he had launched an investigation into what he called a hybrid attack by Russia aimed at spreading disinformation. WebEx was suitable for communications below a certain confidentiality level, he said, and the investigation would establish whether the officers breached that protocol.

    Pistorius said that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s propaganda machine was using the leak to falsely claim that Germany was getting directly involved in the war.

    “This is designed to divide us and undermine our determination… we mustn’t play into Putin’s hands,” he said.

    In the recording, Germany’s air force chief, Gen. Ingo Gerhartz, tasked top aides with preparing a presentation for the defense minister on how Germany could deliver the Taurus to Ukraine—and how Kyiv could use it to destroy targets including ammunition depots and the Kerch Bridge.

    Ukraine operates similar Western missiles—the British Storm Shadow and France’s SCALP. Kyiv has used them to hit the bridge before but failed to do lasting damage. Experts say the more powerful and further-reaching Taurus, a German-Swedish air-launched missile, could knock down the bridge.

    German officers in the recording indicated that they had analyzed in great detail how to attack that key piece of infrastructure, and said it would take 10 to 20 Taurus missiles to evade Russian air defenses and destroy the bridge.

    “There is no real reason to say we can’t do this; it only depends on the political red lines,” Gen. Gerhartz is heard saying.

    Germany has a stockpile of around 600 Taurus missiles, of which some 500 are believed to be operational. Gen. Gerhartz is heard saying that Germany could afford to supply 100 missiles to Ukraine, delivered in two tranches.

    He added that Britain and France were putting pressure on Germany to deliver cruise missiles because they themselves had depleted their stockpiles.

    On the leaked call, Gen. Gerhartz said there was no point giving more than 100 missiles to Ukraine because the weapon can’t make any significant impact on the battlefield since Ukraine is running short of troops to gain or even hold territory.

    Destroying the bridge linking Russia to Crimea would be strategically and politically important but Ukraine would likely be unable to follow up with a ground offensive, he said.

    “This will not change the course of the war, we must be clear about that,” Gen. Gerhartz is heard saying.

    Taurus missiles fly low to evade radar and use GPS, satellite imaging as well as artificial intelligence-enabled infrared cameras to observe the terrain and navigate to a target without contact with an operator.

    According to the leaked conversation, Ukraine would need six hours to launch a missile after receiving intelligence on a new target if its personnel were properly trained and had access to all needed data.

    Germany’s air force has modeled the terrain around the battlefield for the weapon system and could easily help Ukrainian troops evade aerial defenses around key targets including the Kerch Bridge, officers said in the conversation.

    That topographical data is described as “for German eyes only” and sharing it could breach the limits imposed by the German government on its involvement in the conflict, one officer is heard saying.

    Training Ukrainian operators would take between two weeks and four months depending on the level of precision and the complexity of the task they would be facing, officers taking part in the recorded conversation said.

    Gen. Gerhartz, the only NATO air chief who personally pilots jet fighters, can be heard saying that the chancellor insisted that any delivered missile should be operated without any participation of Berlin’s armed forces.

    One participating general is heard saying the missiles could relatively easily be fitted onto Ukraine’s Su-24 jets, which are already equipped to deploy Storm Shadow missiles. They could also easily be fitted onto F-16s that Ukraine is expected to receive from NATO this year.

    U.S. military personnel in Ukraine could aid local troops in handling the Taurus, Gen. Gerhartz is heard saying. “Many people with American accents run around in civilian clothes” in Ukraine, he is heard saying.

    A spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Moscow had demanded immediate answers from Berlin.

    “Our historic adversaries, the Germans, have once again turned into our archenemies,” Russia’s former President and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, now vice-chair of the Russian Security Council, posted on social media.

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    J.R. Majewski Suspends Campaign Following Controversial Remarks



    Republican congressional candidate J.R. Majewski suspended his campaign for Ohio’s 9th Congressional District over the weekend following recent controversial remarks that he had made about the Special Olympics.

    Majewski, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump in his prior congressional bid in 2022, said that Trump did not ask him to drop out of the race.

    “It has been the honor of my lifetime to receive so much support from my America First neighbors, powering me to a strong lead in this Republican primary,” he said in a statement on Saturday.

    “While I know I would win, and have a great shot in the general election now that my record has been cleared, it is inevitable that the Deep State will do whatever it takes to fight against me. Even going as far as attacking my family and once again accusing me of stolen valor.”

    “Earlier this week, I reaffirmed my dedication to fighting for those who feel as if their voices are being ignored by the DC Elite,” he added.

    “Well, the best way to do that is to dedicate all of my energy to the one man who I know will crush the Deep State. That man is President Donald J. Trump.”

    During an appearance on a right-wing podcast last month, Majewski said: “Shout out to all the Democrats living in mom’s basement that like to talk s*** on the internet. You know, no matter how hard you try, arguing on the internet, it’s like being in the Special Olympics. No matter how good you perform, you still have … you’re still f***ing retarded at the end of the day.”

    “Yeah, that’s gonna get clipped and ran against me in the general election,” Majewski immediately conceded after making the remarks.

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    Haley Walks Back Pledge to Support Trump if He’s the GOP Nominee



    Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley didn’t commit Sunday to endorsing former President Donald Trump in the 2024 race if she were to drop out.

    Haley, who has vowed to stay in the race at least through Super Tuesday, had previously signed the Republican National Committee’s loyalty pledge saying she would back whoever wins the GOP nomination.

    The pledge was one of the requirements from the RNC for candidates to become eligible to participate in a series of GOP debates before primary season began.

    Trump, the GOP frontrunner in the race, notably abstained from signing the pledge and did not participate with his fellow candidates in any of the debates.

    “I truly am not thinking about any of that,” said Haley of a future endorsement on NBC’s “Meet the Press” in an interview that aired Sunday.

    “If you talk about an endorsement, you are talking about a loss,” she said. “I don’t think like that. When you’re in a race you don’t think about losing.

    You think about continuing to go forward. What I can tell you is I don’t think Donald Trump or Joe Biden should be president.”

    “Meet the Press” moderator Kristen Welker then brought up the pledge Haley signed, and asked if the former South Carolina governor still felt bound by it to support the GOP nominee.

    Haley said that at the time of the debate, candidates had to say yes and sign the pledge to get on the stage. That RNC “is now not the same RNC.”
    “I think I’ll make what decision I wanna make, but that’s not something I’m thinking about,” Haley added.

    Last June, Haley slammed Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis — a GOP presidential candidate at the time — for not committing to support the Republican nominee, saying it was “absolutely irresponsible.”

    The RNC has been in the thick of a leadership shake-up, with its chairwoman Ronna McDaniel set to step down on March 8.

    McDaniel resigned after a pressure campaign from Trump, who recently issued a trio of endorsements for his allies.

    Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump and his campaign senior adviser Chris LaCivita, are among the three people the former president endorsed for leadership roles in the RNC.

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    Arizona Rancher Says He Has Found 17 Dead Bodies, Rape Trees, Migrants Crawling on His Property



    A fourth-generation Arizona rancher who owns 1,600 acres of land that spans 10.5 miles along the southern border said he has found 17 dead bodies, rape trees, and illegal aliens crawling on his property.

    John Ladd, 68, has been outspoken about Biden’s border crisis over the years.

    He described what it’s like to live on the border under the Biden Regime which openly favors the illegal invaders and punishes American citizens.

    “That’s a rape tree,” Ladd told The Daily Mail, pointing to a tree on his property covered with women’s underwear, which cartel smugglers use as ‘trophies.’

    “Almost all the women who come across get raped by their guides, who then throw their underwear in the trees,” he added.

    Ladd carries a firearm at all times to protect his property and cattle. His family has kept up the ranch for 127 years.

    “I’m in favor of having American citizens and private property owners have more control over their destiny. That’s the bottom line,” Ladd said.

    Ladd told the Daily Mail of the invaders: “They’re military-age males in camouflage, Balaclavas and a cell phone. They don’t want to get caught.”


    The Daily Mail reported:

    John Ladd’s phone is an archive of life on a ranch beside the Arizona border with Mexico.

    Ladd, 68, has been a rancher all of his life. In the past 30 years he has learned about such savage displays, as well as the patterns of migrants who cross the border and the cartels who control turf on the other side.

    His 16,000 acres lie in the busiest part of the entire border. Border Patrol agents in the Tucson sector recorded 250,000 apprehensions in just the first four months of the fiscal year — almost a 200 percent increase on last year.

    His family has kept cattle here for four generations or 127 years.

    These days he keeps count of the dead bodies he has found on his land — 17 in total (not counting those found on the 60ft strip of federal land at the border). They are migrants who succumbed to the desert heat in summer or the cold in winter or whose hearts gave out or the victims of violence.

    One Arizona rancher who decided to defend his wife and property from illegal invaders was arrested and charged with second-degree murder and aggravated assault.

    George Alan Kelly, 74, was arrested for killing Gabriel Cuen-Butimea, on his Arizona ranch in Kino Springs just outside of Nogales, Mexico on January 30, 2023.

    According to reports, Gabriel Cuen-Butimea has a history of illegally crossing into the United States and multiple deportations.

    According to the defense lawyers, Mr. Kelly fired warning shots after he saw a group of men dressed in camouflaged clothing point an AK-47 right at him.

    George Alan Kelly was careful to shoot above their heads, the lawyers said.

    The rancher later discovered the deceased illegal alien, who is likely a cartel smuggler, when he went to go check on his horse.

    Kelly was initially charged with first-degree murder, but a judge recently downgraded his charge to second-degree murder during an evidentiary hearing in court.

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    FBI Launches Probe After Alaska Fishermen Discover Possible Debris of Chinese Spy Craft



    The FBI is investigating possible debris from a Chinese spy craft that flew over Alaska early last year after a fisherman reported the curious finding on Friday.

    An Alaskan fishing vessel recovered the debris days ago and is expected to return to the coast sometime this weekend and turn it over to the FBI for examination, according to ABC News.

    “The FBI is aware of debris found off the coast of Alaska by a commercial fishing vessel. We will work with our partners to assist with the logistics of the debris recovery,” the FBI said in a statement on Friday.

    FBI sources emphasized to the outlet that it has yet to determine whether the craft if of foreign origin, but the recovered material is being taken to the FBI lab in Quantico, as was material recovered from a confirmed Chinese spy balloon last year.

    President Biden’s administration was met with a firestorm last year after U.S. intelligence tracked a Chinese balloon as it entered U.S. airspace over Alaska and then crossed the entire continental U.S. before being shot down just off the coast of South Carolina.

    U.S. intelligence admitted at the time that the balloon was not an isolated incident, and the debris recovered in Alaska this week may be of the same origin.

    The U.S. intercepted another high-altitude balloon over Utah in late February, but officials said they determined it was a hobbyist balloon and it eventually left U.S. airspace.

    “The balloon was intercepted by NORAD fighters over Utah, who determined it was not maneuverable and did not present a threat to national security. NORAD will continue to track and monitor the balloon,” NORAD said. “The FAA also determined the balloon posed no hazard to flight safety. NORAD remains in close coordination with the FAA to ensure flight safety.”

    China initially claimed that last year’s balloons were merely weather balloons that blew off course and sailed into U.S. airspace. U.S. authorities deemed that to be untrue, noting surveillance equipment found on the craft.

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    Trump Wins Missouri, Idaho Caucuses, Sweeps Michigan GOP Convention



    Former President Donald Trump continued his march toward the GOP nomination on Saturday, winning caucuses in Idaho and Missouri and sweeping the delegate haul at a party convention in Michigan.

    Trump earned every delegate at stake on Saturday, bringing his count to 244 compared to 24 for former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley. A candidate needs to secure 1,215 delegates to clinch the Republican nomination.

    The next event on the Republican calendar is Sunday in the District of Columbia. Two days later is Super Tuesday, when 16 states will hold primaries on what will be the largest day of voting of the year outside of the November election. Trump is on track to lock up the nomination days later.

    The steep odds facing Haley were on display in Columbia, Missouri, where Republicans gathered at a church to caucus.

    Seth Christensen stood on stage and called on them to vote for Haley. He wasn’t well received.

    Another caucusgoer shouted out from the audience: “Are you a Republican?”

    An organizer quieted the crowd and Christensen finished his speech. Haley went on to win just 37 of the 263 Republicans in attendance in Boone County.

    Here’s a look at Saturday’s contests:


    Michigan Republicans at their convention in Grand Rapids began allocating 39 of the state’s 55 GOP presidential delegates. Trump won all 39 delegates allocated.

    But a significant portion of the party’s grassroots force was skipping the gathering because of the lingering effects of a monthslong dispute over the party’s leadership.

    Trump handily won Michigan’s primary this past Tuesday with 68% of the vote compared with Haley’s 27%.

    Michigan Republicans were forced to split their delegate allocation into two parts after Democrats, who control the state government, moved Michigan into the early primary states, violating the national Republican Party’s rules.


    Voters lined up outside a church in Columbia, home to the University of Missouri, before the doors opened for the caucuses. Once they got inside, they heard appeals from supporters of the candidates.

    “Every 100 days, we’re spending $1 trillion, with money going all over the world. Illegals are running across the border,” Tom Mendenall, an elector for Trump in 2016 and 2020, said to the crowd. He later added: “You know where Donald Trump stands on a lot of these issues.”

    Christensen, a 31-year-old from Columbia who came to the caucus with his wife and three children age 7, 5, and 2, then urged Republicans to go in a new direction.

    “I don’t need to hear about Mr. Trump’s dalliances with people of unsavory character, nor do my children,” Christensen said to the room. “And if we put that man in the office, that’s what we’re going to hear about all the time. And I’m through with it.”

    Supporters quickly moved to one side of the room or the other, depending on whether they favored Trump or Haley. There was little discussion between caucusgoers after they chose a side.

    This year was the first test of the new system, which is almost entirely run by volunteers on the Republican side.

    The caucuses were organized after GOP Gov. Mike Parson signed a 2022 law that, among other things, canceled the planned March 12 presidential primary.

    Lawmakers failed to reinstate the primary despite calls to do so by both state Republican and Democratic party leaders. Democrats will hold a party-run primary on March 23.

    Trump prevailed twice under Missouri’s old presidential primary system.


    Last year, Idaho lawmakers passed cost-cutting legislation that was intended to move all the state’s primaries to the same date in May. But the bill inadvertently eliminated the presidential primaries entirely.

    The Republican-led Legislature considered holding a special session to reinstate the presidential primaries but failed to agree on a proposal in time, leaving both parties with presidential caucuses as the only option.

    “I think there’s been a lot of confusion because most people don’t realize that our Legislature actually voted in a flawed bill,” said Jessie Bryant, who volunteered at a caucus site near downtown Boise. “So the caucus is really just the best-case scenario to actually get an opportunity to vote for a presidential candidate and nominate them for the GOP.”

    One of those voters was John Graves, a fire protection engineer from Boise. He said the caucus was fast and easy, not much different from Idaho’s usual Republican primary. He anticipated the win would go to Trump.

    “It’s a very conservative state, so I would think that Trump will probably carry it quite easily,” Graves said. “And I like that.”

    The Democratic caucuses aren’t until May 23.

    The last GOP caucuses in Idaho were in 2012, when about 40,000 of the state’s nearly 200,000 registered Republican voters showed up to select their preferred candidate.

    This post was updated.

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    Disturbing Video Shows Teens Sucking, Licking Each Other’s Toes at School-Sanctioned Event



    An Oklahoma high school is under investigation after a viral video of students sucking and licking one another’s toes at a school-sanctioned fundraiser exploded this week.

    The disturbing footage shows at least four kids from Deer Creek High School lying on their stomachs on what appears to be a gymnasium floor furiously lapping up peanut butter off their peers’ bare feet.

    “He is devouring those!” one student can be heard saying, as others cheer in the background and an MC moderates the bizarre competition.

    The video racked up nearly 50 million views on social media in just 24 hours — and led to a formal investigation by the Oklahoma State Department of Education.

    “This is disgusting. We are cleaning up this filth in Oklahoma schools. Our agency is investigating,” state Superintendent Ryan Walters said on X.

    The video was filmed Thursday at the Clash of Classes assembly, which was part of the high school’s week-long fundraiser for a local coffee shop that employs people with special needs, according to the Deer Creek School District.

    Students from 9th through 12th grade volunteered to participate in a plethora of class competitions that their peers paid to attend — including the toe-sucking tournament.

    Administrators initially applauded its students for their involvement in its Wonderful Week of Fundraising, which raised $152,830.38 — but later apologized to its student body and parents.

    “There is a video circulating on social media of one of the activities that involves students only during this assembly that has, unfortunately, gained national attention,” the district Saturday said in a letter shared with The Post.


    “We want to stress to our community that much of the information accompanying this video is inaccurate. However, through this specific game we failed to uphold the dignity of our students and the proud image of our community. We have a responsibility to protect our Antlers and showcase them in a positive light. In regards to this one particular activity, we fell short and for that we greatly apologize.”

    “Thank you for standing with us and helping us to weather this storm and move forward together. “

    Despite several students eagerly participating in the games, the peanut butter toe-licking left others feeling unsettled.

    “It was surprising,” an anonymous student told Fox 25, which originally obtained the footage.

    “I didn’t think they were going to do all that. I was just shocked. I didn’t really have like a feeling. I was kind of disgusted, and then kind of glad I wasn’t over there.”

    One parent described the competition as “excessive,” while another accused the school of not thinking things through.

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz called the activity “child abuse” on X, to which Walters replied: “Completely agree. We are stopping this in Oklahoma.”

    Walters’ office could not immediately share the status of the investigation.

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