Misinformation a Growing Threat to Democrats Anxious About Their Standing With Latino Voters

Misinformation represents a growing threat to Democrats, who are anxious about their standing with Latino voters after surprise losses last year in places like South Florida and the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.

Heading into a midterm election in which control of Congress is at stake, lawmakers, researchers and activists are preparing for another onslaught of falsehoods targeted at Spanish-speaking voters as was targeted at Joe Biden in his run. And they say social media platforms that often host those mistruths aren’t prepared.

Biden ordenó arrestar a padre de una joven violada por un trans,” read one of several misleading articles, translating to “Biden ordered the arrest of a father whose daughter was raped by a trans.”

The mistruth was spun from an altercation during a chaotic school board meeting months earlier in Loudoun County that resulted in the arrest of a father whose daughter was sexually assaulted in a bathroom by another student. The father claimed the suspect was “gender fluid,” which sparked outcry over the school’s policy allowing transgender students to use bathrooms matching their gender identity. The White House was not involvedin the meeting.

“For a lot of people, there’s a lot of concern that 2022 will be another big wave,” said Guy Mentel, executive director of Global Americans, a think tank that provides analysis of key issues throughout the Americas.

Maria Teresa Kumar, president and CEO of Voto Latino, a nonprofit that mobilizes Hispanics to become politically engaged said, “It has everything to do with trust in institutions. Trust in government. Eroding that trust will transfer not just to voting in the midterms, but just overall disengagement from your government.” She works to combat misinformation.

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Sean Parnell Loses Custody Battle of his Three Children; Wife Cites Abuse

Sean Parnell was endorsed by former president Donad Trump for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania. Parnell was led to suspend his campaign after losing a court battle for custody of his three children. His estranged wife cited abuse by Parnell and the judge leaned in her favor.

The decision by a judge in Butler County came two weeks after Parnell took the stand to deny allegations by his estranged wife that he had hurt her and the children.

The judge, James Arner, wrote in an order Monday that Parnell’s estranged wife, Laurie Snell, will have sole legal custody of the school-age children, as well as primary physical custody. Parnell will have physical custody on three weekends per month, Arner wrote.

Snell was “the more credible witness,” Arner summed up in his 16-page opinion, saying she could remember and describe details in a convincing manner.

In a statement, Parnell said he was devastated by the judge’s decision, and planned to ask the judge to reconsider, but that he cannot continue his campaign.

Parnell’s withdrawal represents a major blow to Trump, who had enthusiastically endorsed Parnell in September with the encouragement of his eldest son.

Parnell’s candidacy was a constant presence in the custody case, with the judge noting in his opinion that Parnell argued that Snell “is motivated to embarrass him in public and damage his political career,” while Snell argued that Parnell “is motivated to preserve a public image and his political career.”

Parnell’s testimony, rather, the judge found “less credible,” saying Parnell was “somewhat evasive” and simply denied Snell’s allegations.

In addition to Parnell, Trump has endorsed several other candidates who have faced allegations of assaulting women, including former White House staffer Max Miller. Miller has denied the charges.

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President Biden Picks Shalanda Young and Nani Coloretti, Two Women of Color, to Lead White House Budget Office

If confirmed by the Senate, Shalanda Young would be the first Black woman to lead the Office of Management and Budget while Nani Coloretti, who is Filipino American, would become one of the highest-ranking Asian Americans in the Biden administration. Continue reading “President Biden Picks Shalanda Young and Nani Coloretti, Two Women of Color, to Lead White House Budget Office”

Matthew McConaughey Announces He Will Not Run For Texas Governor

Matthew McConaughey announced Sunday evening he will not be running for the Governor of Texas.

“As a simple kid born in the little town of Uvalde, Texas, it never occurred to me that I would one day be considered for political leadership,” McConaughey said. “It is also a path that I’m choosing not to take at this moment.”

In a three-minute video posted onto his personal Instagram page, the Oscar-winner talked about the values of service and what he’s learned in the interim while considering to run for political office.

“What have I learned? That we have some problems we need to fix, that our politics needs new purpose, that we have divides that need healing, that we need more trust in our lives. We got to start shining a light on our shared values, the ones that cross party lines, the ones that build bridges instead of burn them, that our children are our greatest asset,” McConaughey reflected.

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Source: Deadlines

Michael Cohen says Trump will not run in 2024

Donald Trump’s pollster thinks he will run for the White House again in 2024, with a path to victory through five states he lost to Joe Biden in 2020: Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.

But Michael Cohen, Trump’s former attorney and fixer who is fresh out of house arrest, thinks he will not.

“His fragile ego cannot stand to be considered a two-time loser,” Cohen said on Monday.

Trump lost the five states in question by narrow margins – defeats he refuses to accept, continuing to promote the lie that Biden won thanks to electoral fraud, which led to deadly violence at the US Capitol on 6 January.

Politico obtained a memo from Trump’s pollster, Tony Fabrizio, which said a poll carried out for the former president’s fundraising committee put him up over Biden in all five states, by margins ranging from three points in Georgia to 12 in Michigan.

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Source: the Guardian

Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible #365: 2 Samuel 16 with Daniel Whyte III

This is Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International with the Whyte House Daily Reading of the Chronological Bible Episode #365, where I read the Holy Bible in the King James Version each day in chronological order. This unique viewpoint allows you to read the whole Bible as a single story and to see the unfolding of God’s plan in history. Today we are reading 2 Samuel 16.

2 Samuel 16
1 And when Da’-vid was a little past the top of the hill, behold, Zi’-ba the servant of Me’-phi-bo’-sheth met him, with a couple of asses saddled, and upon them two hundred loaves of bread, and an hundred bunches of raisins, and an hundred of summer fruits, and a bottle of wine.

2 And the king said unto Zi’-ba, What meanest thou by these? And Zi’-ba said, The asses be for the king’s household to ride on; and the bread and summer fruit for the young men to eat; and the wine, that such as be faint in the wilderness may drink.

3 And the king said, And where is thy master’s son? And Zi’-ba said unto the king, Behold, he abideth at Je-ru’-sa-lem: for he said, To day shall the house of Is’-ra-el restore me the kingdom of my father.

4 Then said the king to Zi’-ba, Behold, thine are all that pertained unto Me’-phi-bo’-sheth. And Zi’-ba said, I humbly beseech thee that I may find grace in thy sight, my lord, O king.

5 And when king Da’-vid came to Ba’-hu-rim, behold, thence came out a man of the family of the house of Saul, whose name was Shim’-e-i, the son of Ge’-ra: he came forth, and cursed still as he came.

6 And he cast stones at Da’-vid, and at all the servants of king Da’-vid: and all the people and all the mighty men were on his right hand and on his left.

7 And thus said Shim’-e-i when he cursed, Come out, come out, thou bloody man, and thou man of Be’-li-al:

8 The Lord hath returned upon thee all the blood of the house of Saul, in whose stead thou hast reigned; and the Lord hath delivered the kingdom into the hand of Ab’-sa-lom thy son: and, behold, thou art taken in thy mischief, because thou art a bloody man.

9 Then said A’-bi-shai the son of Zer’-u-i-ah unto the king, Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? let me go over, I pray thee, and take off his head.

10 And the king said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zer’-u-i-ah? so let him curse, because the Lord hath said unto him, Curse Da’-vid. Who shall then say, Wherefore hast thou done so?

11 And Da’-vid said to A’-bi-shai, and to all his servants, Behold, my son, which came forth of my bowels, seeketh my life: how much more now may this Ben’-ja-mite do it? let him alone, and let him curse; for the Lord hath bidden him.

12 It may be that the Lord will look on mine affliction, and that the Lord will requite me good for his cursing this day.

13 And as Da’-vid and his men went by the way, Shim’-e-i went along on the hill’s side over against him, and cursed as he went, and threw stones at him, and cast dust.

14 And the king, and all the people that were with him, came weary, and refreshed themselves there.

15 And Ab’-sa-lom, and all the people the men of Is’-ra-el, came to Je-ru’-sa-lem, and A’-hith-o-phel with him.

16 And it came to pass, when Hu’-shai the Arch’-ite, Da’-vid’s friend, was come unto Ab’-sa-lom, that Hu’-shai said unto Ab’-sa-lom, God save the king, God save the king.

17 And Ab’-sa-lom said to Hu’-shai, Is this thy kindness to thy friend? why wentest thou not with thy friend?

18 And Hu’-shai said unto Ab’-sa-lom, Nay; but whom the Lord, and this people, and all the men of Is’-ra-el, choose, his will I be, and with him will I abide.

19 And again, whom should I serve? should I not serve in the presence of his son? as I have served in thy father’s presence, so will I be in thy presence.

20 Then said Ab’-sa-lom to A’-hith-o-phel, Give counsel among you what we shall do.

21 And A’-hith-o-phel said unto Ab’-sa-lom, Go in unto thy father’s concubines, which he hath left to keep the house; and all Is’-ra-el shall hear that thou art abhorred of thy father: then shall the hands of all that are with thee be strong.

22 So they spread Ab’-sa-lom a tent upon the top of the house; and Ab’-sa-lom went in unto his father’s concubines in the sight of all Is’-ra-el.

23 And the counsel of A’-hith-o-phel, which he counselled in those days, was as if a man had enquired at the oracle of God: so was all the counsel of A’-hith-o-phel both with Da’-vid and with Ab’-sa-lom.

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When I was a teenager I wanted to get wisdom and knowledge, so I set out to read the big family Bible that many families had in those days. But I couldn’t get past Genesis 2 before I got bored with reading the Bible. I found out later in life that you have to believe on Christ and get saved before you can understand the Bible. So here is how I became a Christian and how you can too:

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 18:8: “Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now that is bad news, but here’s the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will.

Romans 10:9 & 13 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved… For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the Cross for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead, and you want to trust Him for your Salvation today, please pray with me this simple prayer: Holy Father God, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. I am sorry for my sins, and today I choose to turn from my sins. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. I trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and I choose to follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

If you believed in your heart that Jesus Christ died on the Cross, was buried, and rose again, allow me to say, congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour! For more information to help you grow in your newfound faith in Christ, go to Gospel Light Society.com and read “What To Do After You Enter Through the Door”. Jesus Christ said in John 10:9, “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.”

If you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior today, please email me at dw3@gospellightsociety.com and let us know. There is some free material that we want to send you. If you have a prayer request, please e-mail that to us as well, and we will pray for you until you tell us to stop.

God loves you. We love you. And may God bless you.

Biden is back in power after handing reins to Kamala for 85 minutes during his colonoscopy: Psaki says President called Harris from Walter Reed to say he can resume duties, is in ‘good spirits’ and now finishing his physical

Vice President Kamala Harris was in charge of the country for a brief period on Friday morning when President Joe Biden went under anesthesia for a colonoscopy being conducted as part of his annual physical.

Biden took power back at 11:35 a.m. EDT, after speaking with Harris and White House chief of staff Ron Klain. He reliquished power at 10:10 a.m. EDT, leaving Harris in charge of the country for one hour and 25 minutes.

‘.@POTUS spoke with @VP and @WHCOS at approximately 11:35am this morning. @POTUS was in good spirits and at that time resumed his duties. He will remain at Walter Reed as he completes the rest of his routine physical,’ White House press secretary Jen Psaki wrote on Twitter.

The White House said Harris worked out of her office in the West Wing, meaning she was not in the Oval Office as she assumes presidential power. Harris takes over amid reports she is being sidelined by the administration, which the White House has vigorously denied.

Harris, the first female and first black vice presidential, made history with her time holding presidential power.

Psaki called it ‘another chapter’ in the history Harris’ selection as VP has made. ‘I think that will be noted for many women, young girls across the country,’ she said during her daily press briefing.

President Biden headed to Walter Reed for his physical as the Democrats passed his $1.75 trillion Build Back Better spending bill and days after a poll said American voters were split on whether he is mentally fit and healthy enough to handle the presidency.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends regular screenings for colon cancer starting at age 45. A colonoscopy can last about an hour. George W. Bush was the last president to undergo a colonoscopy with anesthesia while in office. And he transferred power to then Vice President Cheney in both 2002 and 2007 when he under went the procedure.

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Source: Daily Mail

House PASSES Biden’s $1.75T social and climate spending package – while president has colonoscopy: One Democrat votes no, Republicans walk off in protest and White House celebrates with ‘Let’s Go BBBrandon’ tweet

The House of Representatives passed President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better social spending bill Friday morning, with a vote of 220 to 213.

Just one Democrat, Rep. Jared Golden, defected and voted with the Republicans.

The bill includes universal pre-K, expanded Medicare access to hearing aids, four weeks of paid family and medical leave, child care cost reductions and a number of provisions to combat climate change.

Biden wasn’t immediately able to celebrate the accomplishment, as he was at Walter Reed for his first annual physical as president, and underwent a colonoscopy – leaving Vice President Kamala Harris in charge for 85 minutes.

House Democrats, however, were doing happy dancing and taking selfies. When the bill got passed the 218 threshold, meaning it would pass, chants of ‘Build Back Better’ broke out. Democratic members yelled ‘Nancy, Nancy, Nancy,’ as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was leaving the dais after chairing the final count.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Biden was able to call Pelosi Friday morning to congratulate her on the bill’s passage.

And White House deputy press secretary Andrew Bates trolled Republicans by tweeting, ‘Let’s go BBBrandon!!!’ which has become code on the right for ‘f**k Joe Biden.’

The Build Back Better bill now heads to the Senate.

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Source: Daily Mail