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TikTok’s Latest Assault: Ripping Off American Artists and Songwriters

Americans are by now broadly aware of the threat posed by Chinese-owned TikTok, including its threat to U.S. national security.

In recent days, we’ve witnessed in real time another emerging TikTok threat reaching the headlines:  The threat it poses to intellectual property protections, which undergird America’s status as the most artistically and musically productive and influential nation in human history.

Universal Music Group, however, has decided to stand up and fight back by removing its catalog of songs – including artists like Taylor Swift, Drake and Billie Eilish – from TikTok.

Tone-Deaf TikTok has built its aggressive worldwide empire largely on the backs of music created by American artists, as even its corporate leadership openly admits.  As TikTok’s very own…[more]

February 08, 2024 • 12:44 PM

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Notable Quotes
On a Top Biden Immigration Adviser's Ties to Groups That Want to ‘Abolish’ ICE:

"A senior Biden administration immigration policy adviser has a history of working with organizations that have advocated to 'abolish' U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to documents from activist groups reviewed by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

"Ramzi Kassem, who joined the White House in 2022 as the senior policy advisor for immigration at the Domestic Policy Council, helped produce research reports with anti-ICE groups for the City University of New York’s Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR), a group he founded in 2009. He and his organization directly collaborated with, and still list as partners, several groups that have pushed to scrap ICE altogether as well as defund police departments."

Read the entire article here.

— Jennie Taer, Investigative Reporter at The Daily Caller
— Jennie Taer, Investigative Reporter at The Daily Caller
Posted June 29, 2023 • 08:22 AM
On President Joe Biden:

"When Democrats settled on Joe Biden as their candidate in 2020, they seemed to think he would be perfectly fine. He wasn't completely crazy, he seemed moderate, he was happy enough to hide away in his basement to make the campaign all about President Trump, and he had enough experience in Washington to go along the established order that the nabobs of the capital city prefer.

"But like Taylor Swift pointed out in her 2008 hit song, sometimes Mr. Perfectly Fine turns out to be a disaster. Or as one friend of mine likes to put it, everything is fine until it is not fine.

"Biden has had some bad breaks in his life, and we should acknowledge the tragedy that he has had to endure up front. But when it comes to politics, Biden has been far luckier than good."

Read the entire article here.

— Feehery, Partner at EFB Advocacy and Former Spokesman for House Speaker Dennis Hastert
— Feehery, Partner at EFB Advocacy and Former Spokesman for House Speaker Dennis Hastert
Posted June 28, 2023 • 08:17 AM
Reporting On Possible DOJ Interference with the Hunter Biden Probe:

"Jonathan Turley said Monday that 'somebody's lying' about whether U.S. Attorney David Weiss was prevented by the Justice Department from seeking felony charges against Hunter Biden.

"Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee released transcripts Thursday of depositions from Internal Revenue Service (IRS) whistleblowers who said Attorney General Merrick Garland and IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel lied to Congress about interference with the Hunter Biden probe. The whistleblowers said Weiss sought special counsel status and was denied permission to file felony charges against Biden in the District of Columbia and in California.

"'The different accounts that we've heard about what happened in this investigation cannot be reconciled,' Turley told 'America Reports' co-host Sandra Smith. 'Somebody's lying, and there is real criminal and impeachable conduct that could be raised and that means Congress' power is at its apex, and they can move forward and it needs to move forward and it has a full array of powers to do that with'"

Read the entire article here.

— Harold Hutchison, The Daily Caller
— Harold Hutchison, The Daily Caller
Posted June 27, 2023 • 07:52 AM
On President Biden's Border Crisis:

"More than 200,000 immigrants were arrested after illegally crossing the southern border in May, according to the most recent numbers released last week by the Department of Homeland Security. That is a slight decline from the 211,000 arrested in April but still far short of the completely fabricated 70% decline the White House has been feeding to the press.

"The reality is that the 204,561 illegal immigrants encountered on the southern border last month is almost 10 times the number apprehended in former President Donald Trump's last May in office, and it is still far more than local border communities and sanctuary cities across the country can handle.

"...[T]his steady flow of illegal immigrants is straining community resources thousands of miles from the border. Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser has declared a state of emergency to deal with the constant influx of illegal immigrants. It is estimated that New York City will spend $4 billion on housing for illegal immigrants alone. And Illinois's healthcare spending on illegal immigrants has ballooned from $200 million a year to over $1 billion."

Read the entire article here.

— Washington Examiner Editorial Board
— Washington Examiner Editorial Board
Posted June 26, 2023 • 08:09 AM
Reporting On Biases and Apparent Conflicts of Interest of 'Experts' Bashing U.S. Supreme Court Justices:

"Legal and ethics 'experts' quoted in recent articles targeting conservative justices on the Supreme Court for alleged ethics violations have strong connections to prominent Democrats like President Biden and former President Bill Clinton, but those details were not made apparent in the recent stories.

"In a Tuesday story titled 'Justice Samuel Alito Took Luxury Fishing Vacation With GOP Billionaire Who Later Had Cases Before the Court,' which was published by ProPublica, an individual named Kathleen Clark was quoted in a portion of the piece pertaining to disclosure matters and cited as an 'ethics law expert at Washington University in St. Louis.'

"But the publication failed to disclose that Clark -- who has lent quotes to other ProPublica articles in the past -- formerly worked for the Senate Judiciary Committee as a counsel while then-Senator Biden was chairman, according to Clark's resume, which was obtained from the Washington University in St. Louis' School of Law website.

"Additionally, Clark worked under now-President Biden the same year he led what several Republicans consider to be a smear campaign against Justice Clarence Thomas during his confirmation process in 1991. That information was not disclosed by Clark or ProPublica."

Read the entire article here.

— Kyle Morris and Cameron Cawthorne, Fox News
— Kyle Morris and Cameron Cawthorne, Fox News
Posted June 23, 2023 • 07:50 AM
Reporting On Special Counsel John Durham's Testimony that the FBI Failed to Consider Intelligence Linking Hillary Clinton to Efforts Trying to Tie Then-Candidate Donald Trump to Russia:

"Special Counsel John Durham testified Wednesday that the CIA in 2016 received intelligence that suggested Hillary Clinton had approved a plan to tie then-candidate Donald Trump to Russia -- intelligence that the FBI ignored.

"Durham testified publicly for the first time before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, just weeks after releasing a report that found the Justice Department and the FBI never should have launched the Trump-Russia investigation.

"When asked about his findings, Durham said the FBI failed to 'sufficiently scrutinize information it received' and did not 'apply the same standards to allegations it received about the Clinton and Trump campaigns.'

"'The FBI was too willing to accept and use politically funded and uncorroborated opposition research, such as the Steele dossier,' Durham said. 'The FBI relied on the dossier and FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) applications, knowing there was likely material originating from a political campaign or political opponent.'"

Read the entire article here.

— Brooke Singman, Fox News
— Brooke Singman, Fox News
Posted June 22, 2023 • 08:18 AM
On Hunter Biden's Plea Deal with Federal Prosecutors:

"Hunter Biden's plea deal with federal prosecutors shields him from prison and other serious legal consequences if the judge accepts it, riling conservatives and even independent legal experts who saw it as fresh evidence of a dual system of justice. But it also opens a new chapter of political peril for his father.

"Joe Biden can no longer claim everything was legal in the family business now that his son is admitting to willful tax evasion. His administration also faces fewer excuses to withhold evidence of an alleged coverup in the Justice Department pursuit of the first son now that the case is wrapped up.

"And legal experts say Hunter Biden also may be compelled to testify before Congress and lose the right to invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.

"'His own lawyer is saying this deal shields him from any further legal liability and that creates a reasonable basis to say his liability is over,' famed Harvard law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz told Just the News on Tuesday. 'He may still try to claim he has some unknown peril but it creates a situation where he can be forced to testify.'

"But well before any testimony from Hunter Biden, other bombshells await President Joe Biden."

Read the entire article here.

— John Solomon, Chief Executive Officer and Editor in Chief of Just the News
— John Solomon, Chief Executive Officer and Editor in Chief of Just the News
Posted June 21, 2023 • 08:36 AM
Reporting On a Newly Declassified Report Confirming the Buying of Americans' Personal Data by Intelligence and Law Enforcement Agencies:

"A newly declassified report confirms U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies have been buying up personal data on American citizens, raising bipartisan alarm about privacy and civil liberties.

The report compiled by a panel advising the Director of National Intelligence was completed back in January 2022 but was classified before being requested to be made public this month by Democrat Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden.

The report details how U.S. agencies have been buying massive datasets on Americans. The Internal Revenue Service purchased access to a database that stored the location data of millions of Americans’ phones to try to catch tax cheats, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Similar phone location data was obtained and used by Homeland Security for immigration purposes."

Read the entire article here.

— Charlotte Hazard, Just the News
— Charlotte Hazard, Just the News
Posted June 20, 2023 • 08:32 AM
On the Origins of Covid-19:

"Evidence that COVID came from a Chinese lab mounted toward a conclusive level last week: Multiple government sources' say the very first people infected by the bug were Wuhan Institute of Virology researchers, a new report reveals.

More, they were allegedly modifying a close relative of the virus with a key feature unique to it.

The report -- by Michael Shellenberger, Matt Taibbi and Alex Gutentag, posted on the outlet Public -- names Ben Hu, Yu Ping and Yan Zhu as WIV scientists who developed COVID symptoms as early as November 2019, a month before the world even heard of the outbreak, and who now appear to be 'patients zero.'

A source said officials were '100%' certain these three were the ones who developed the symptoms."

Read the entire article here.

— New York Post Editorial Board
— New York Post Editorial Board
Posted June 19, 2023 • 07:53 AM
On President Biden's Iran 'Deal':

"According to news reports, Biden is prepared to authorize billions of dollars in payments to Iran in exchange for the release of U.S. prisoners, a halt to militia attacks on U.S. forces in Iraq and Syria, cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, a moratorium on ballistic missile sales to Russia, and a freeze on uranium enrichment at 60 percent (90 percent enriched uranium is considered weapons-grade). Biden will say this perverse arrangement is necessary to free innocents and prevent the outbreak of war. What he won't be able to do is call it a deal.

"Biden can't call the agreement a deal because he wants to avoid congressional review. The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 forbids the president from relieving nuclear-related sanctions on the Islamic Republic without congressional approval. The administration's end-run around the law is clever. It is also pathetic.

"This deal that dare not speak its name will have no force. It will rely entirely on the goodwill of the 84-year-old Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, a grizzled trickster and ally of Vladimir Putin. The New York Times reports that Khamenei has authorized the deal because it leaves Iran's nuclear infrastructure in place. The second Biden begins to doubt the wisdom of paying further ransom money, Khamenei will start spinning his centrifuges once more. And if paramilitaries controlled by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps fire mortars on Americans -- well, he could say the bloodshed came from militants over whom he exercises no control."

Read the entire article here.

— Matthew Continetti, Founding Editor at Washington Free Beacon and a Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute
— Matthew Continetti, Founding Editor at Washington Free Beacon and a Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute
Posted June 16, 2023 • 07:52 AM
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"Mitch McConnell changed the direction of the world. He stopped the destruction of the Republican Party by opposing, delaying and weakening and ultimately defeating the drive for 'campaign finance reform' that would have left union bosses as the sole power in America. Senator McConnell herorically sculpted the present Supreme Court and saved the second amendment, religious liberty and free speech.…[more]
— Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform
Liberty Poll   

Assuming that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., is able to get on most 2024 ballots as a third-party or independent candidate for President, from which major party candidate do you believe he will take the most votes?