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- The Biden administration has thrown its weight behind a proposal to waive intellectual property rights related to COVID vaccines. While the decision has a lot of political support, drug companies suggest that such a move would create a shortage of limited ingredients.
- Rep. Liz Cheney published an op-ed in which she claimed the Republican Party is at a “turning point” in its relationship with President Donald Trump. Trump himself has hinted strongly that he may be returning to the Big Show. As Liberty Nation’s Leesa K. Donner points out, “fascinating political theater is Donald Trump’s stock in trade.”
The Fourth Estate is in a frenzy to cut down potential 2024 GOP hopefuls. It seems that anyone who may be a threat to the Democrats is fair game among the activist media. In fact, it appears the only Republicans who can catch a break are Liz Cheney and Mitt Romney, both of whom have falling popularity in an increasingly America First focused party.
Behind the scenes, pressure is mounting on Justice Breyer to retire. Although the White House has said it will be up to him when he finally steps down, the fact that there are already two replacements being touted suggests this will come sooner rather than later. With a 6-3 split in the Supreme Court at present, Breyer’s retirement won’t impact the overall totals, but it would put a younger person in place for the next several decades. As Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY) said last month, referring to RBG remaining on the court: “My goodness: Have we not learned our lesson?”
“Everything I’m proposing that be done to generate economic growth and employment and put us in a position where we can out-compete any other country in the world with research and development and moving ahead, I pay for.”
President Joe Biden – May 5, 2021 – Explaining that he, not the American taxpayer, foots the bill for his proposals.