Investigators from the FBI searched the Penn Biden office for classified material back in November, it was revealed Tuesday
Investigators from the FBI searched the office that President Biden used to maintain at a DC think tank – days after his own lawyer identified classified material there, it was revealed Tuesday.
The White House and the Justice Department did not disclose the search, which was reported by CBS News, despite the White House’s claim of ‘transparency’ over the rolling discoveries of classified material.
It was not immediately known if any additional documents marked classified were uncovered during the search, which took place in mid-November.
On November 2, days before the mid-term elections, a Biden attorney discovered 10 documents marked ‘classified,’ then contacted the National Archives, which alerted the Justice Department. It comes as the Biden Administration is facing new pressure from Democrats to disclose the contents of classified material found at Biden’s home and office.
McCarthy: 47% of Federal Workers Aren’t in Office, We’re Going to Vote to Make Them Return
On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Bottom Line,” Speaker of the House Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) stated that it’s ridiculous that 47% of the federal government workforce is still working remotely and stated that the House is going to pass legislation “to end this pandemic” and require federal government employees to return to the office and “provide the service that the taxpayers are paying them for.”
McCarthy said, “[F]ederal workers got the same raise as those in the military, over 4% before. And the real challenge here though is, we’re putting a bill on the floor to end this pandemic. Do you realize that 47% of the federal employees are still not in for work? When we took the majority and I became Speaker, one of my first actions was to make members of Congress…come back to work. For the first time in history, members of Congress didn’t have to show up, and they kept getting paid. I think people have to show the work ethic. I think people should show up to work. And we’re going to pass that bill this week that brings those federal employees back to work to provide the service that the taxpayers are paying them for.”
BREAKING: Rep. Comer Announces Biden is Under Investigation for “Influence Peddling With Our Adversaries”
Biden continues to be under the spotlight over his classified document scandal. Now, he’s being called out again.
Rep. James Comer, Chair of the House Oversight Committee, said he considered the investigation into President Biden’s handling of classified information as a top priority.
This follows the FBI’s discovery of notebooks at his Delaware home potentially containing classified material. Comer appeared on “Fox & Friends First” Monday to discuss the discovery and the ongoing investigation’s significance.
Comer stated that the National Archives will appear before the committee this week to address questions regarding classified materials found in Biden’s Delaware home and former office at a Washington, D.C. think-tank. When questioned if it’s common for former Vice Presidents, like Biden, to take their notebooks when they leave office, Comer replied “No, Biden’s handling of classified documents is not normal.”
Comer continued to say the following:
Gmail creator says ChatGPT will destroy Google’s business in two years
The popularity of ChatGPT, the online chatbot built by OpenAI, has brought many to question the survival of search engines such as Google. Paul Buchheit, the creator of Gmail, has also dropped his opinion on the matter, and he thinks that Google’s business will last a maximum of two years, he tweeted.
Launched in November last year, ChatGPT has become the favorite destination to ask questions among millions of users. Instead of delivering a response to a search result that runs into tens of pages, ChatGPT answers the questions in a conversational style, making it easier for the user to ask follow-up questions, too.
Many have wondered if this could draw the curtains on Google’s main product, the search engine, much like how Google closed shop for Yellow Pages years ago. Interesting Engineering had previously reported that the instant success of ChatGPT sent Google top executives into a huddle, and the company is now focusing on its artificial intelligence (A.I.) products.
Is the end near for Google?
The company has built its business largely around its most successful product; the search engine could soon face a crisis. As Paul Buchheit elaborated in his tweet, technology like A.I. can eliminate the need for search engine result pages, which is where Google makes most of its money.
Google charges advertisers a fee for displaying their products and services right next to the search results, increasing the likelihood of the provider being found. In 2021, the company raked in over $250 billion in revenue, its best-ever income in its nearly 25-year-old existence.
However, with ChatGPT’s introduction, Google could quickly be pushed into irrelevancy as users throng for more simplistic answers than indexed pages. Even if Google were able to push A.I. products developed in-house into the market almost immediately, Buchheit does not see a way it could do so without destroying the most valuable part of its business.
CNN hits 9-year low in ratings as Americans REJECT fake news
Nielsen ratings reveal that CNN brought in just 444,000 average primetime viewers between January 16 and January 22
CNN has seen better days. The former cable news powerhouse has seen ratings drop at a rate not seen in nearly a decade, and despite being under new management, is still struggling to attract viewers.
Current Nielsen ratings reveal that CNN brought in just 444,000 average primetime viewers between January 16 and January 22. Just 93,000 of those were in the 25-54 news demographic. This is the first time since May 2014 that the network has not passed the 450,000 viewer threshold, reports The Wrap.
In that same period, Fox News drew in 1.5 million viewers with 176,000 being in the 25-54 demo. MSNBC brought in 629,000 total viewers with 69,000 in the demographic. In primetime, Fox News eclipsed the 2 million mark.
CNN, now known for being a corporate mouthpiece that is willing to spread DNC propaganda like the Russiagate hoax, has recently gone through a purge and remodeling that saw Don Lemon demoted, starchy broadcaster Bryan Stelter fired, and has also had to split from other broadcasters like Chris Cuomo, who was terminated in December 2021.
Utah becomes latest state to ban sex change surgery for children under 18 and restrict puberty blockers ‘to better understand the science and consequences’
- Utah will stop trans teens from receiving hormone therapy and surgeries
- It joins a growing list of states to place restrictions on this care for minors
- READ MORE: Some teens who receive these surgeries later experience regret
Utah has become the latest state to restrict access to ‘gender-affirming care’ for minors.
Gov Spencer Cox, a Republican who has held the office since 2021, signed Senate Bill 16 on Saturday, which will outright ban sex change surgeries for anyone under 18.
The bill will also prevent children from starting hormone therapy – including puberty blockers – without a formal diagnosis of gender dysphoria.
Utah joins a growing list of states that have moved to ban or restrict this type of care for minors, along with Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida and Texas.
There is growing concern that access to life-altering treatments has become to easy for trans children who are often vulnerable and suffer from other health problems.
A recent study suggested that more than half of women who receive ‘bottom surgery’ even need medical care years down the line because of the intense pain.
‘While we understand our words will be of little comfort to those who disagree with us, we sincerely hope that we can treat our transgender families with more love and respect as we work to better understand the science and consequences behind these procedures,’ Gov Cox said in a statement.
An estimated 2,100 Utah teens between 13 and 17 identify as trans, according to a report by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
The number of Americans identifying as trans has rocketed in recent years, though.
The same UCLA report found the number of Americans who identified as trans nearly doubled from 2017 to 2020, with 300,000 now identifying as such.
This rise has been strongest among young people, and that is where legislators have so far focused their efforts.
Around 1.5 percent of American teens identify as trans, the highest of any age group.
Many trans-identifying children will undergo hormone treatments, hoping to prevent themselves from developing sex-based characteristics linked to their birth gender.
These often include puberty blockers, which push back the start of the process, and medication that boosts either estrogen or testosterone levels.
Puberty blockers are used to pause puberty and consider whether they want to transition.
By stopping the body’s production of sex hormones, gendered characteristics like a deeper voice in men or the development of breasts in women can be halted.
The long-term effects of these drugs are not fully understood, but they are believed to be safe.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the drugs to stop precocious puberty – when a child goes through the process earlier than when is healthy – but are used off-label for trans care.
Hormone therapy can then trigger desired sexual characteristics in a trans teen.
By giving a person born as a female testosterone, or a person born male estrogen, they will instead develop traits that match their wanted gender.
The long-term consequences of taking these drugs in youth has not yet been determined, leaving many experts fearful of the recent increase in their use.
Gender-affirming operations, often called top or bottom surgery, will either make changes to a child’s genitalia or chest to match that of their new sex.
These are irreversible and can leave a person infertile.
Utah has joined a slew of states that have restricted, or soon will, trans care in the US.
In 2021, former Arkansas Gov Asa Hutchinson’s, a Republican, veto of a law banning trans-care in the state was overridden by a GOP-led state legislature.
The law also banned private insurers from covering trans care for minors.
Months later, four families and two physicians in the state filed a suit against the state, arguing the law violated the 1st and 14th amendments to the US Constitution.
Courts have placed a stay on the restrictions for now. They are expected to rule against the state and remove them all-together in the coming months.
The above map shows the population of transgender adults and children across America in 2020, according to the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles. Its estimate for children aged 13 to 17 has doubled since 2017. It shows the highest population is in southern states, followed by those along the east coast.
Under instruction from Gov Ron DeSantis and Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo, Florida’s medical board blocked trans care for minors late last year.
Following the decision, any physician in the state who provides this type of care could be stripped of their medical credentials.
‘More and more experts, states and countries around the world are pausing these permanent and life-altering treatments for new patients until more and better research can help determine the long-term consequences,’ Gov Cox said of his state’s law.
The change in Utah has been opposed by the state’s chapter of the ACLU, which argues it violates constitutional rights.
‘The damaging and potentially catastrophic effects this law will have on people´s lives and medical care and the grave violations of people´s constitutional rights it will cause,’ the organization wrote in a letter to Gov Cox.