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(RepublicanWire.org) – On the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s famous vow to put a man on the moon by the end of the 1960s — President Biden re-announced his cancer “moonshot” goal to cut in half deaths from the related diseases by 2047.

Kennedy’s 1962 plan to put a man on the moon was accomplished within seven years.

“The goal is to cut cancer death rates by at least 50% — at least 50% in the next 25 years, to turn more cancers from death sentences into chronic diseases people can live with,” Biden said in a speech in Boston.

Biden sought to tie himself to Kennedy’s legacy and was even introduced by JFK’s daughter Caroline Kennedy, the current US ambassador to Australia.

The White House previously outlined a cancer “moonshot” vision in February, but re-upped the initiative to take advantage of publicity around the Kennedy speech’s anniversary.

“Today, I signed an executive order that directs the federal government to ensure biotechnologies invented in the United States of America are made in the United States of America,” said Biden.

Biden’s speech was full of gaffes and awkward moments.

At one point Joe Biden pointed to cancer patients sitting on the balcony and told them not to jump.

Joe Biden also mispronounced the name of the Director of the National Cancer Institute, Monica Bertagnolli: “Monica, you can call me Bid-in,” he said trying to recover from the gaffe.

In the end, Biden got lost and had no idea where to go after his speech.

Every time Biden speaks in public, it reveals that he is not well.

(RepublicanWire.org) – Dr. Anthony Fauci said Thursday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) should have the authority to mandate mask wearing regardless of whether it is in compliance with the law.

After a circuit court judge in Florida ruled that the CDC could not impose a mask mandate on public transportation Monday, Fauci blasted the decision in an interview with CNN’s Kasie Hunt released Thursday. The top medical advisor to President Joe Biden said he was “surprised and disappointed” that a court would step in on a public health issue.

“Those types of things really are the purview of the CDC, this is a public health issue,” Fauci said. “For a court to come in, and if you look at the rationale for that it really is not particularly firm, and we are concerned about that, about courts getting involved in things that are unequivocally public health issues.”

“This is a CDC issue, it should not have been a court issue,” he continued.

Fauci said it was “perfectly logical” for the CDC to continue to extend the mask mandate for travel, even as all 50 states and most localities have dropped mask ad vaccine mandates, because the U.S. is going to see an “inevitable” increase in cases of COVID-19 soon.

“For a court to come in and interfere in that, is really unfortunate. It’s unfortunate because it’s against public health principles, number one,” Fauci added. “Number two, it’s because that’s no place for the courts to do that. This is a CDC decision, and that’s very bad precedent when you have courts making a decision, and looking at what the basis of the decision was, it was not sound.”

Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle, a Trump-appointed federal judge, ruled that the CDC’s order exceeded the agency’s authority under the Administrative Procedure Act. Fauci did not elaborate on why he is in legal disagreement with a federal judge.

The Biden administration intends to appeal Mizelle’s decision. After the ruling, every major U.S. airline made masking on flights optional.

(RepublicanWire) – Three Republican-led states have filed a lawsuit against the Biden Administration to prevent the repeal of Title 42.

Title 42 was an order implemented by the Trump administration in March 2020, with bipartisan support, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been used to rapidly expel both lawful and unlawful migrants at the southern border due to health concerns without any immigration process.

Theresa Cardinal Brown, director of immigration and cross-border policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center, said unlawful migrants expelled under Title 42 face “no legal consequence.”

Brown said without Title 42, “There would be a consequence that would make it harder for them to come back legally under immigration law. So, by using Title 42, there was no consequence, and therefore what we saw was many immigrants, particularly Mexicans, who had been expelled back to Mexico, simply trying again,” ultimately fueling a significant increase in repeat border crossings.

The attorneys general of Arizona, Louisiana, and Missouri filed the lawsuit to block the Biden administration’s plan to end the order on May 23. They argue that repealing the ordinance would be unlawful and detrimental to the states. The lawsuit was filed in a U.S. District Court in Louisiana.

“This suit challenges an imminent, man-made, self-inflicted calamity: the abrupt elimination of the only safety valve preventing this administration’s disastrous border policies from devolving into an unmitigated catastrophe,” the complaint reads.

Attorney General Mark Brnovich of Arizona claimed that if Title 42 is repealed, half a million unlawful migrants will cross the southern border in one month.

“Literally, if the Biden administration rescinds this policy, it will result in more than half a million people it’s estimated to illegally cross our border in just one month. That’s like the entire population of Baltimore, Atlanta, Georgia,” Brnovich told Fox News on Monday morning.

“We want to stop the Biden administration from rescinding Title 42. Because it may be one of the most boneheaded decisions of this administration, and they have done a lot of dumb things,” he added.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced last week that it would be rescinding the ordinance effective May 23. In February, 55% of the approximately 164,000 lawful and unlawful migrants encountered at the southern border were expelled under Title 42. Overall, Title 42 has been used to remove lawful and unlawful migrants more than 1.7 million times since its implementation, according to the Migrant Policy Institute.

“After considering current public health conditions and an increased availability of tools to fight COVID-19 (such as highly effective vaccines and therapeutics), the CDC Director has determined that an Order suspending the right to introduce migrants into the United States is no longer necessary,” the CDC announced in a statement.

Supporters of repealing Title 42, like the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), argue that the order denies immigrants seeking asylum due process.

“For nearly two years, the Biden and Trump administrations have used the unlawful Title 42 expulsion policy to categorically deny tens of thousands of people their right to seek asylum and return them to dangerous conditions where they face kidnapping, torture, and persecution,” said the NILC in a March press release.

However, Republicans and some Democratic lawmakers disagree with repealing the ordinance, stating that it would result in an increase of people arriving at the southern border. The Biden Administration and the Department of Homeland Security have even conceded that repealing Title 42 will lead to an “influx” of lawful and unlawful migrants crossing the southern border.

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Friday claimed that DHS has “put in place a comprehensive, whole-of-government strategy to manage any potential increase in the number of migrants encountered at our border.”

“We are increasing our capacity to process new arrivals, evaluate asylum requests, and quickly remove those who do not qualify for protection,” Mayorkas said in a statement. “We will increase personnel and resources as needed and have already redeployed more than 600 law enforcement officers to the border. We are referring smugglers and certain border crossers for criminal prosecution. Over the next two months, we are putting in place additional, appropriate COVID-19 protocols, including ramping up our vaccination program.”

U.S. Representatives Henry Cuellar and Vincente Gonzalez, both Texas Democrats, joined a dozen Republican lawmakers from their state in writing a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra urging against repealing the order.

“We understand that this legal authority is temporary and tied to the COVID-19 public health emergency, but DHS appears unprepared to handle a likely unprecedented increase in apprehensions along the southwest border,” ​the Texans wrote in the letter.

U.S. Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly, both Democrats from Arizona, also wrote a letter expressing similar concerns and said they spoke with the DHS about not repealing Title 42 until there are other safeguards at the border.

“We spoke with the @DHSgov Secretary about the administration’s Title 42 contingency plans following our letter to the President urging him not to end Title 42 without a comprehensive plan to support border communities,” Sinema tweeted on March 30.

“While it’s difficult to identify President Biden’s most irresponsible move since taking office, rescinding Title 42 is certainly up there,” Brnovich said. “It’s a ridiculously poor decision with a bad intention for border states and American communities across the country. This administration’s reckless pandering to the far Left and complete abdication of its responsibility to public safety cannot be allowed to continue.”     

(RepublicanWire.org) – Whether you refer to it as “feelings over facts,” “pushing a narrative” or “doublespeak,” progressives are constantly reminding us that their actions are of little consequence and what matters is how those actions are perceived.

Valerie Biden Owens, younger sister to President Joe Biden, is reported to demonstrate this premise in her new memoir, “Growing Up Biden: A Memoir,” where, in addition to discussing her career as a political strategist, her role as chair of the University of Delaware’s Biden Institute and her influences to her brother’s policies, she attempts to argue that Democrats, not Republicans, are the “pro-life” party.

In advance of the book’s Tuesday release, Fox News Digital acquired a copy of the memoir and revealed Owens’ stance on the unfortunate language choice that her party had settled on regarding the issue of abortion.

“Like many women,” Owens wrote, “I harbored complicated feelings on the topic. I’m pro-choice, but I remain convinced that Democrats chose the wrong term for our side of the issue.”

“We should have been pro-life,” she argued, “for we are the ones advocating for a better life, a life in which a mother gets to determine her future and that of her child.”

In support of her claim, Owens went on to state that, “Sometimes, I even accidentally say I’m pro-life, because that’s what it feels like the pro-choice position should have been called.”

Despite how Owens reports she feels, her own language negates her opinion. The pro-choice crowd do not contend that the unborn are, as she herself put it, a child. The sterile terminology of “fetus” is always preferred as the clinical connotation detaches the genuine pro-life argument that abortion is murder.

For Owens to suddenly argue that ending the life of a child would be “advocating for a better life” for that child would readily be considered inhumane and barbaric, and yet she stands by her statement.

Meanwhile, according to a poll conducted by the Wall Street Journal, those in favor of bans on abortion beyond 15-weeks of pregnancy outweigh the opposition to such restrictions.

48 percent, in fact, say they would strongly support or somewhat favor such a ban while on 43 percent would oppose this type of abortion restriction. As Owens presented the issue as a partisan one, it is crucial to note that the poll found only 21 percent of Democrats favored a ban on abortion after 15 weeks.

75 percent of Republicans favor enforcing this level of prohibition.

Considering the Biden Institute’s focus includes promoting progressive ideologies like economic and social justice, it’s no wonder that the chair is so far removed from the reality of her opinions that tend to center around shifting personal responsibility off onto someone else.

Owens did exactly that in defending her nephew Hunter Biden in her memoir where she portrays him as a guiltless victim. She also blames all of her brother’s recent failings on former President Donald Trump and his supporters writing, “Trump and his right-wing followers have continued to do whatever they can to discredit the family and therefore to bring Joe down.”

(RepublicanWire.org) – In no surprise to conservatives, the GOP-led state of Florida outperformed Democrat-controlled California and New York when it came to their coronavirus responses, according to a comprehensive new study.

The conclusions vindicate the leadership of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who was relentlessly vilified by Democrats and their corporate media allies over his pragmatic, science-based management of the pandemic.

In its 20-page report, the Committee to Unleash Prosperity said the states that followed the most draconian COVID-19 policies, such as closing schools and shutting down businesses. These states lagged behind states such as Florida that followed a commonsensical approach to the pandemic.

The study was authored by Wall Street Journal writer Stephen Moore, University of Chicago economist Casey Mulligan and free-market policy analyst Phil Kerpen.

The research compared COVID-19 outcomes in all U.S. states based on three major variables: health outcomes, economic performance throughout the pandemic and impact on education.

According to the study, the outcomes in New York, New Jersey and California “were among the worst” in all three categories: mortality, economy and schooling.

In contrast, the best outcomes occurred in Utah, Nebraska, Vermont, Montana, South Dakota and Florida. All six states are led by Republican governors.

As a reminder, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned in disgrace in August 2021 amid reports that he had ordered coronavirus patients to be admitted into nursing homes, resulting in the deaths of thousands of senior citizens.

Similarly, California Gov. Gavin Newsom came under fire for closing beaches and playgrounds in contravention of scientific studies showing that outdoor coronavirus transmission was negligible.

Newsom was also caught several times defying his own oppressive mask mandates.

This study proves that the policies of the left were an epic and utter failure.

(RepublicanWire.org) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested on Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin may be suffering from some physical ailment as the result of COVID-19.

While speaking with MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell, Pelosi weighed in on whether something deeper was behind Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“I don’t know what is the matter there,” Pelosi began. “I’ve talked to head of state who have met with him, and they just take at face value the evil that he is putting forth is something that we have to deal with, they’re not making a diagnosis of his health.”

Pelosi then suggested that some have speculated about whether or not there was an underlying cause with Putin.

“Some people say he has cancer, and some people say brain fog from COVID. Other people just think he’s a complete raging bully. But whatever it is, the people of Ukraine are paying the price for it,” she added.

As noted in a report from The Hill, the White House has also openly questioned Putin’s mental state.

“Experts, analysts, lawmakers, and even administration officials have speculated that Putin’s isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic has raised his paranoia. They’ve pointed to decisions he’s made such as the invasion itself and his move on Sunday to put his nuclear forces on alert in suggesting he is not making rational decisions,” The Hill reported.

During an interview on ABC News, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked about Putin’s mental state and whether she had any information to share.

Psaki didn’t offer any specifics, but it’s telling that she was even asked about it.

“I’m not going to make an assessment of his mental stability, but I will tell you, certainly the rhetoric, the actions, the justification that he’s making for his actions are certainly deeply concerning to us,” she said.

Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who serves on the Senate Intelligence Committee, issued a dire warning about Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The senator said he believed that “something is off” with Putin, who he said has become “even more dangerous” than he was before, in a tweet shared on Twitter on Monday.

“I wish I could share more, but for now I can say it’s pretty obvious to many that something is off with #Putin He has always been a killer, but his problem now is different & significant It would be a mistake to assume this Putin would react the same way he would have 5 years ago,” the senator said.

The indication is that Rubio has some classified information that he cannot share.

The senator has more to say about Putin and how important it is for him to be perceived as strong.

“This is the most dangerous moment in 60 years #Putin’s is facing a humiliating military fiasco & he has triggered extraordinary consequences on #Russia’s economy & people that will not be easy to reverse,” he said. “And his only options to reset this imbalance are catastrophic ones.”

“Understand for #Putin being seeing [sic] as ‘strong’ is essential #UkraineRussiaWar has been humiliating. He is using cluster bombs & other terror tactics to break the will to resist,” the senator said.

“DANGER #Putin’s legitimacy built on image as the strong leader who restored #Russia to superpower after the disasters of the 90’s Now the economy is in shambles & the military is being humiliated & his only tools to reestablish power balance with the West is cyber & nukes,” he said in a dire warning.