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Sen Hawley Destroys Biden Energy Secretary on Soaring Gas Prices

On Thursday morning in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm repeatedly refused to acknowledge that the Biden administration’s war on U.S. energy had caused gas prices to rise since the “resident” took office and started cracking down on domestic energy production.

Even after Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri laid out the proof of the Biden administration’s anti-fossil fuel policies that have limited supply and driven up costs, Granholm still wouldn’t accept any responsibility for the soaring cost of gas as the national average for regular unleaded hit another all-time high on Thursday morning. 

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One-Click Bitcoin Payments Are Now Available In 30 Countries

Primer, a global payment infrastructure provider, now allows merchants worldwide to accept bitcoin as payment through a 1-click checkout function through a partnership with OpenNode according to a press release.

OpenNode is a bitcoin payments infrastructure provider and with Primer’s leading commerce automation platform, users across the world will be able to access seamless payments using bitcoin.

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While Iowa Law Bans CRT In Campus Trainings, It’s Still Taught Inside The Classroom

While critics of bans on critical race theory in higher education have claimed such laws would prohibit professors’ academic freedom, one class at the University of Iowa illustrates scholars are still very free to teach students about the controversial topic.

Next fall, the University of Iowa will offer “Identity and Social Issues,” an English class that covers the transnational literature and postcolonial studies distributional requirement for the major. The course’s official page describes the class as based in “Critical Race Theory.”

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Biden Puts Disinfo ‘Mary Poppins’ On Ice, Scraps Orwellian DHS Board

The Biden administration has “paused” its controversial plans to create a Disinformation Board, causing its would-be leader to resign. 

In a statement Wednesday, Nina Jankowicz, the “disinformation expert” tapped to head the panel, said that “[w]ith the Board’s work paused and its future uncertain, and [sic] I have decided to leave DHS [the Department of Homeland Security] to return to my work in the public sphere.” Jankowicz’s departure and the decision to scrap the board was first reported by the Washington Post.

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Pennsylvania Election Thrown Into Chaos Due to Unexpected ‘Error’ Affecting Mail-In Ballots

The Pennsylvania primaries have been thrown into disarray after an election “glitch” caused an issue for thousands of mail-in ballots.

“An error by a company that prints ballots for several Pennsylvania counties made thousands of mail-in ballots unreadable Tuesday as voters were deciding hotly contested primaries for governor and U.S. Senate in one of the nation’s most important battleground states,” PBS reported.

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Twitter Exec Mocks Elon Musk’s Free Speech Commitment, Jokes About Asperger’s

On Tuesday night, Project Veritas released part two of their bombshell Twitter exposé. This time they got lead client partner Alex Martinez on camera saying that Twitter as a company cares more about ideology than making money. But simultaneously, the employee expresses the thought that Twitter’s rules are what keeps advertisers happy.

“As an advertiser, as my business is what I do everyday and why I go out is like, we want [Twitter] to be as fair and transparent and accurate as possible. And if that means there’s a level of censorship to make it correct. Quote, unquote again. And what does correct mean? I guess, like, it just kind of goes into the idea of like, well, what is correct?”

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Russia Will Inevitably Legalize Crypto Payments Says Trade Minister

Russia will legalize crypto payments “sooner or later” according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Denis Manturov.

The country’s government has been exploring various crypto adoption plays throughout 2022, but is yet to finalize any concrete policy concerning digital asset payments. However, its legalization has been recommended by Russia’s finance ministry via its “On Digital Currency” bill from April.

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Jeff Bezos Lashes Out at Joe Biden and The Democrats

Years after he avoided responding to attacks from politicians on all sides, the second richest man in the world has decided to fight back. As a challenger determined to bring down the defending champion, Bezos has chosen to be on the offensive. It is he who will dictate the fight by engulfing himself in any opening that his opponent will give him. His tactic is clear: takes a page out of Elon Musk’s book.

In two days, in two successive attacks, Bezos accuses the Biden administration of “misdirection.” Interestingly, the mogul’s attacks come as CEOs grapple with the impact of their policy interventions following the Florida governor’s decision to sanction Disney for taking a stand against the “Don’t Say Gay” bill in the state.

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Trump Starts Hiring For Netflix Competitor, TMTG+

President Trump’s social media and technology company, Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG), has posted two new job openings for its TMTG+ streaming service.

TMTG+ is expected to provide entertainment, news, documentaries, podcasts, and more. The job openings, which were posted Wednesday, add that content on TMTG+ will be “rooted in free speech.”

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Poll: One-Quarter of Americans Falsely Believe Overturning Roe Would Make Abortion Illegal Nationwide

One quarter of Americans falsely believe that overturning Roe v. Wade would make abortion illegal nationwide, but the vast majority realize that doing so would kick the decision back to the states, a University of Massachusetts Amherst survey released Thursday found. 

“It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives,” the draft opinion, reportedly penned by Justice Samuel Alito, reads.

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Buy The Dip, Or Wait For Max Pain? Analysts Debate Whether Bitcoin Price Has Bottomed

It has been a rough week for the cryptocurrency market, primarily because of the Terra ecosystem collapse and its knock-on effect on Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) and altcoin prices, plus the panic selling that took place after stablecoins lost their peg to the U.S. dollar.

The bearish headwinds for the crypto market have been building since late 2021 as the U.S. dollar gained strength and the United States Federal Reserve hinted that it would raise interest rates throughout the year.

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Hawley Introducing Measure To Strip Disney Of Copyright Protections

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced legislation on Tuesday that would strip “woke corporations like Disney” of special protections enabling companies to hold copyright material for decades.

“Thanks to special copyright protections from Congress, woke corporations like Disney have earned billions while increasingly pandering to woke activists,” Hawley said in a statement. “It’s time to take away Disney’s special privileges and open up a new era of creativity and innovation.”

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Elon Musk Sends Twitter Stock Into Frenzy After Saying Deal For Site ‘Temporarily On Hold’

Elon Musk sent Twitter’s stock on a rollercoaster ride early Friday as he claimed that his $44 billion deal to take over the site was “temporarily on hold” — then insisted hours later that he was “still committed” to the buyout. 

“Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed represent less than 5% of users,” the Tesla CEO said in an early Friday tweet at 5:44 a.m. 

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