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Last week, Twitter activist Tariq Nasheed live-streamed a video titled "Tariq Nasheed: Abolish The FBI?"

Days later, the FBI showed up at Tariq's door asking "random questions."

Apparently that wasn't the FBI's first visit to Tariq's home in recent days.

The midterm elections are coming up in November - and Tariq is talking too much about the wrong subjects.

In this new post-COVID America, activists like Tariq can be silenced or disappeared.

Joe Biden signed a new bill into law giving federal agencies the money and manpower to silence people like Tariq who talk too much.

The thought police showed up at Tariq's door to make sure he understands that his way of thinking is not approved by the government. Especially this close to midterms.

They are in control, and they plan to stay in control by any means necessary.

If they can raid a former US president's private residence, Tariq doesn't stand a chance.

As the late, great Whitney Houston once said: "Watch what you say!"
 

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Former news anchor Kari Lake won the Republican primary for Arizona governor on Thursday.

Lake was ahead by double digits in the polls leading up to the primary. But lawyer and businesswoman Karrin Taylor Robson surged ahead after election officials counted mail in ballots.

Lake came from behind to win the primary on Thursday night when Maricopa County released results from thousands of mail in ballots "dropped off" at the polls on Tuesday, according to The Associated Press.

The AP claims Republicans are unhappy that Lake won, because they are trying to move past the Donald Trump era.

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Lake quit her job as a popular news anchor at Phoenix television station KSAZ-TV after 22 years. She announced her campaign for governor on June 1, 2021 and described herself as a "Trump candidate."

Lake, who donated to Barack Obama's campaign for president, said she would not have certified President Joe Biden's 2020 victory.

"Arizonans who have been forgotten by the establishment just delivered a political earthquake," Lake said in a victory statement on Thursday night.

The mom-of-2 will next face Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs in the November election for governor of Arizona.

The Associated Press and other liberal news outlets despise Lake because she is anti-establishment and an unrepentant Trump supporter.

Watch Lake diss a CNN reporter in a video that went viral earlier this year.
 

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Former President Donald Trump suggested the U.S. should not swap detained WNBA star Brittney Griner for a Russian arms dealer.

Trump made the statement during an interview on the Clay Travis & Buck Sexton Show. He insinuated that he would not swap "spoiled" Griner for the "Merchant of Death" Viktor Bout because it "doesn't seem like a very good trade."

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Griner was detained at a Moscow airport on February 17 after officials discovered vape cartridges containing cannabis oil in her luggage. She pled guilty in July.

"She knew you don't go in there loaded up with drugs, and she admitted it," Trump said. "I assume she admitted it without too much force because it is what it is, and it certainly doesn't seem like a very good trade, does it? He's absolutely one of the worst in the world, and he's gonna be given his freedom because a potentially spoiled person goes into Russia loaded up with drugs."

Viktor Bout was accused of conspiracy to kill Americans. He was convicted in New York in 2012 and sentenced to 25 years in a federal prison.

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Trump continued: "She went in there loaded up with drugs into a hostile territory where they're very vigilant about drugs. They don't like drugs. And she got caught. And now we're supposed to get her out — and she makes, you know, a lot of money, I guess. We're supposed to get her out for an absolute killer and one of the biggest arms dealers in the world. Killed many Americans. Killed many people."

In 2017, Trump asked China's president to help UCLA men's basketball player LiAngelo Ball and two other players who were caught stealing from a Louis Vuitton store.

After they returned to the US, the three athletes held a press conference where Ball thanked Trump for his help.
 

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Convicted sex offender Ghislaine Maxwell was transferred to a low-security Club Fed-style prison in Florida.

According to the NY Post, Federal Bureau of Prisons records show that Ghislaine is housed at the Federal Correctional Institution in Tallahassee, Florida as of Monday morning.

Last month, the 60-year-old British socialite was sentenced to 20 years in prison for trafficking and grooming girls with the late financier Jeffrey Epstein.

The transfer is surprising because the sentencing judge ordered Maxwell to serve her prison time at the harsh Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Danbury, Connecticut, 55 miles north of NY.

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Legal analysts believe former President Donald Trump pulled strings to get his pal transferred to a minimum security prison in sunny Florida to serve her sentence.

Trump resides at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida with his wife, Melania, and son Barron.

Maxwell's new home is a far cry from her former digs at the rat and maggot-infested facility in Brooklyn where she lived for two years.

At FCI Tallahassee, Maxwell can do yoga, workout in a high-tech gym and watch movies.

She will dine with other inmates in a cafeteria where the meals are planned by a licensed nutritionist. And she can also work off calories on a running track outside.

She will get plenty of sun and freedom of movement rather than the solitary confinement she endured in Democrat-controlled New York.

According to the Post, Maxwell will wear a uniform of khaki pants and a matching shirt, or she can wear a dress if she prefers.

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Ivana Trump's death is determined to be accidental, according to an autopsy report released on Friday. She died as a result of "blunt impact injuries to the torso."

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A law enforcement source told Fox News that police responded to a call from someone requesting a wellness check because he hadn't seen her in a while.

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According to the NYPD, Ivana Trump was found unresponsive at the bottom of the stairs just after 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the autopsy was completed on Friday.

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In a post on his social media platform, Truth Social, former President Donald Trump remembered his first ex-wife as a "wonderful, beautiful, and amazing woman, who led a great and inspirational life."

"Her pride and joy were her three children, Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric," he wrote. "She was so proud of them, as we were all so proud of her."

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Ivana and Trump married in 1977 and divorced in 1992 after Trump had an extramarital affair with socialite Marla Maples.

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Ivana is pictured with her children (L-R): Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump in a photo dated September 21, 2015.

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Don Lemon trended in the U.S. on Thursday for saying news journalists must set aside their journalistic standards and treat all Republicans as "dangerous to society".

Appearing on CNN's "New Day" on Thursday morning, Lemon urged the news media to hold Republicans to a different standard than Democrats.

Lemon, a Democrat, said journalists should acknowledge all Republicans are dangerous to America.

"We sit around and we talk about these things and we want to give this false equivalence to Democrats and Republicans. That is not where we are right now. Republicans are doing something that is very dangerous to our society and we have to acknowledge that. We have to acknowledge that as Americans, we must acknowledge that as journalists because if we don't, we are not doing our jobs."

Lemon expressed outrage that Republicans are ignoring CNN's news coverage of the ongoing hearings into former President Trump's role in the January 6, 2021 protests in the nation's Capitol.

"They have a lot to answer for," Lemon told "New Day" hosts John Berman and Brianna Keilar.

"They have to answer for those questions if they come here on CNN," he said. "They must answer for that. If they go on MSNBC, they must answer for that. If they go on ABC, they must answer for that. And they cannot expect to be coddled when they go on to a news organization or if they step in front of a crowd of supporters or voters or Americans."

Question: Do you believe the news media should favor Democrats over Republicans?

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Ivana Trump, ex-wife of former President Donald Trump, has died of a cardiac arrest at age 73, the family told ABC News on Thursday.

Ivana Trump is mother to Trump's eldest children, Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric.

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"Our mother was an incredible woman — a force in business, a world-class athlete, a radiant beauty, and caring mother and friend," the family said in a statement.

"Ivana Trump was a survivor. She fled from communism and embraced this country. She taught her children about grit and toughness, compassion and determination. She will be dearly missed by her mother, her three children and ten grandchildren."

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Paramedics responding to a call for a cardiac arrest found an unresponsive 73-year-old woman in the Upper East Side apartment where Ivana Trump lived just after 12:30 p.m. Thursday, according to a statement from the FDNY.

In a post on his social media platform, Truth Social, Trump remembered Ivana as a "wonderful, beautiful, and amazing woman, who led a great and inspirational life."

"Her pride and joy were her three children, Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric," he wrote. "She was so proud of them, as we were all so proud of her."

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Donald Trump (right) fired back after Elon Musk (left) said it was time for him to "Sail into the sunset."

The former U.S. President slammed Musk after the Tesla founder suggested it was time for him "to hang up his hat & sail into the sunset."

Trump told Musk to focus on that $$$ lawsuit filed against him by Twitter.

As you know, Musk called off his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter.

Twitter responded by filing a massive lawsuit against Musk.

In several posts on Trump's own social media platform, Truth Social, Trump took credit for Musk's many successes.

Trump bragged that the Tesla executive had told him he voted for Trump.

"When Elon Musk came to the White House asking me for help on all of his many subsidized projects, whether it's electric cars that don't drive long enough, driverless cars that crash, or rocketships to nowhere, without which subsidies he'd be worthless, and telling me how he was a big Trump fan and Republican, I could have said, 'drop to your knees and beg,' and he would have done it," Trump wrote.

"Now Elon should focus on getting himself out of the Twitter mess because he could owe $44 billion for something that's perhaps worthless. Also, lots of competition for electric cars!"

Trump launched Truth Social as a Twitter alternative after the social media platform banned him in 2020 while he was a sitting president.

In previous posts on Truth Social, Trump hinted that Musk only purchased Twitter to compete with him.

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A new poll shows Black support for the President of the United States is declining.

According to the Washington Post, a poll released Thursday found that Joe Biden's approval rating with Black Americans is just 56%. That's a drop of more than 30% from July 2021.

Black Florida voters say their ability to save money has declined under Biden. They said high gas prices, spiraling crime, and the current economy may be factors in their decision not to vote for Joe Biden in 2024.

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While a few Black voters in Florida said they hated Trump, they also noted that life was easier under Trump.

"All I know is when Trump was President, I had a few more dollars in my pocket," said one Florida voter.

Another voter said, "You might not like Trump, I think he is an ass sometimes, but the things he did benefited more people in the US. More high paying jobs, above living wage (at least in my area)."

To his credit, Biden has followed through on support for HBCUs and expanding the federal judiciary including nominating the first Black woman Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.

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Donald Trump is not a fan of England's Duke of Sussex and his wife Meghan Markle. The former U.S. president urged Queen Elizabeth II to strip Harry and Meghan Markle of all their royal titles for disrespecting the throne.

Trump described the Duke of Sussex as being "whipped like no person I think I've ever seen" (except for Will Smith). He added that Meghan was leading Harry "around by his nose".

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Trump told British journalist Piers Morgan: "Harry is whipped - do you know the expression, whipped? I won't use the full expression. But Harry is whipped like no person I think I've ever seen. I'm not a fan of Meghan, I'm not a fan, and I wasn't right from the beginning. I think poor Harry is being led around by his nose.

Trump's comments comes after Harry and Meghan stopped off in England to visit the Queen before attending his Invictus Games in the Netherlands. It was their first public appearance together in England since they denounced their duties and fled to Canada then America in search of fame.

America has not welcomed Harry and Megan with open arms. Their Netflix content has been described as "boring" and the public has shown little interest in their Spotify podcast.

Britains are still outraged that Harry did not attend his grandfather Prince Philip's memorial service last month. Prince Philip died of natural causes on April 9, 2021 at age 99.

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CNN's $300 million streaming service CNN+ has shut down just one month after it launched. The shut down comes after the streaming service failed to sign up more than 150,000 subscribers in 30 days.

Jemele Hill is among 300 CNN+ employees who are now out of work. The troubled sports journalist has a history of job suspensions and terminations due to her unsolicited opinions on social media.

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Cari Champion, left, and Jemele, center, were hired by CNN+ in February to host a show about sports, entertainment, politics, etc.

Their show didn't even get a chance to air. CNN+ never put their show on the programming schedule.

A disappointed Jemele took to Twitter.com on Thursday to acknowledge people laughing at her expense:

"Some of y'all are going to try to get jokes off at my expense but I'm going to be fine — it's called a contract, learn about it. But there are people who are part of our show staff who do not have the same protection. Good people will be out of work. But go off tho."

CNN+ staffers were left furious and anxious after leaving their stable jobs to work for the streamer.

"Everyone is aghast and furious." a source told The New York Post.

"Many people left their stable jobs to go to CNN+ and then they pull it right after launch?" the source said.

"The big people will likely be saved, but what about everybody else, the people who do the real work?"

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Veteran news journalist Sara Sidner moved from Los Angeles to NY for the opportunity to host her own show on CNN+.

"This is mind-blowing, to be perfectly honest," she tweeted on Thursday about CNN+'s demise.

She later tweeted: "It's over. It's been the shortest most amazing ride #CNNPlus team."

CNN's critics - including Donald Trump and Fox News - celebrated the failed venture.

The former president called CNN+ "an empty desert."

CNN has promised to place some of the unemployed in other positions within the organization. But Jemele probably won't be among them.

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Former President Donald Trump lost a breach of contract lawsuit against Omarosa Manigault Newman and was ordered to pay $1.3 million in legal fees.

Omarosa, who was fired in 2018 as the White House Director of communications, wrote a tell-all book about her experience working in the White House.

In her book titled "Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House," Omarosa called her former boss a "racist, a bigot, and a misogynist".

Trump filed a lawsuit against Omarosa for violating the terms of her non-disclosure agreement.

However, an arbitrator ruled against Trump, saying the wording of the NDA was "highly problematic," and Omarosa was incapable of understanding when she was in breach of contract.

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Additionally, the arbitrator said Omarosa signed a NDA while she worked on Trump's presidential campaign. But she did not sign one when she worked in the White House.

The Arbitrator ordered Trump to pay Omarosa $1.3 million to cover her legal fees.

After the ruling was announced, Omarosa, who says she is a first year law student, tweeted:

"First year law student vs. #45’s entire legal team. (David vs. Goliath)... Now pardon me as I get back to studying for my Contract Law final exam."

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Former President Donald Trump called into "Varney & Co." on the Fox Business Network to discuss the Russia/Ukraine conflict on Tuesday.

During the call, host Stuart Varney continuously pressed Trump to say the "n-word."

Trump avoided using the n-word until around the 6-minute mark of the video when he discussed Russian President Vladimir Putin threatening Ukraine and the United States.

"I hated to do it, but I rebuilt our nuclear capabilities," Trump said. "Now we have brand new stuff that's immensely powerful. And hope to God you never have to use it because that would be the tragedy of all tragedies."

He continued: "But I listen to [Putin] constantly using the n-word, that's the n-word, and he's constantly using it, the nuclear word... And they say 'Oh, he's a nuclear power.' But we're a greater nuclear power."

Speaking directly to the Biden administration, Trump said, "You should say 'Look, if you mention that word one more time, we're going to send [nukes] over and we'll be coasting back and forth up and down your coast.' You can't let this tragedy continue. You can't let thousands of people die."

The former president said he had a good relationship with Putin, but the Russian president is a "different" man now. Trump suggested Putin may have a mental issue.

Trump was adamant that Russia would not have invaded Ukraine if he was still in office.

"Someday you and I will sit down and I'll tell you why," Trump told Varney before the video ended abruptly.

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The White House reports Russian forces are on the verge of capturing Ukraine's capital, Kyiv, despite the United States and its allies levying huge sanctions on Russia.

The White House announced late Thursday that Russia's military forces were 20 miles outside of Ukraine's capital, Kyiv.

There are reports that 450 Russian soldiers were killed on Day 1 of WW3, and hundreds of military equipment were captured by Ukraine forces. However, Ukraine's losses are believed to be much worse.

The sanctions imposed by the U.S. on Russia have not slowed its attack on Ukraine and Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin's plan to capture the capital.

Early Friday, Ukrainian Pres. Volodymyr Zelensky announced, "Russia's sabotage forces have entered the capital. Me and my family are remaining."

Zelensky confirmed ballistic and cruise missiles hit Kyiv overnight, and he wondered aloud whether help was on the way.

"We are left alone in defense of our state. Who is ready to fight with us? I don't see it. Who is ready to guarantee Ukraine's accession to Nato? Everyone is afraid. I asked the 27 leaders of Europe whether Ukraine should be in Nato. I asked directly. They are all afraid. And we are not afraid."

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Zelensky (L) is pictured with U.S. Pres. Joe Biden at a White House meeting on Sept. 1, 2021.

During a press conference from the White House on Thursday, Biden said, "Our forces are not and will not be engaged in a conflict with Russia in Ukraine. Our forces are not going to Europe to fight in Ukraine."

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When Biden first took office in Jan. 2021, he removed sanctions imposed on Russia by the outgoing Trump administration. That opened the door for Putin's military action in Ukraine.

Former Pres. Donald Trump wrote an executive order imposing sanctions on any company that helped Russia's state-owned gas company, Gazprom.

Biden removed those sanctions and handed Russia back its pipeline (while simultaneously shutting down America's oil pipeline). Biden allowed Russia to extend its pipeline into Eastern Europe, and along with it, the power to invade Eastern Europe.

In the face of massive military losses, Putin offered to begin to negotiating "terms of surrender" for Ukraine.

"We are not afraid to talk to Russia," said Zelensky in response. "We are not afraid to talk about security guarantees for our state. We are not afraid to talk about neutral status. But what security guarantees will we have? But which countries will give them?"

Putin said the "final straw" that led to the invasion of Ukraine was Zelensky's announcement of his intent to restore Ukraine as a nuclear power.

Meanwhile, the world is watching to see if China will invade Taiwan.

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While we wait for American abolitionist Harriet Tubman to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, the U.S. Mint has begun shipping quarters featuring legendary poet Maya Angelou.

According to Politico.com, the new U.S. quarters are part of an effort to increase representation of Black Americans on U.S. currency.

Angelou, who died in 2014, is best known for her autobiographies and poetry, including "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings," about her teenage experiences.

Angelou recited her poem "On the Pulse of Morning" at the first inauguration of Bill Clinton, making her the first Black poet to perform a poem at a presidential inauguration.

Politico claims The Trump administration halted the efforts to place Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. Former President Donald Trump reportedly called the efforts to replace Jackson "pure political correctness".

Shortly after Joe Biden's inauguration in January 2021, press secretary Jen Psaki said the administration would speed up the process of putting Tubman's likeness on the $20 bill.