DeSantis Calls For Change at RNC, Praises Harmeet Dhillon
The Republican National Committee will elect its new chairperson today. On Thursday, surging GOP star Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis jumped into the fray and delivered a blow to incumbent Ronna McDaniel.
Big Boost For Dhillon? “We’ve had three substandard election cycles in a row, ‘18, ‘20, and ‘22, and I would say of all of those, ‘22 was probably the worst given the political environment of a very unpopular President Biden – huge majorities of the people think the country’s going in the wrong direction,” DeSantis told Turning Point USA president Charlie Kirk. “I think we need a change,” he added. “I think we need to get some new blood in the RNC. I like what Harmeet Dhillon has said about getting the RNC out of D.C.” Showdown ahead: How will Trump ‘handle’ DeSantis?
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Rep. Katie Porter Reacts to Adam Schiff Joining Her in Pursuit of Feinstein Senate Seat
Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) earlier this month became the first major Democrat to announce that she would be running for the Senate seat currently held by 89-year-old incumbent Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), despite Feinstein not having ruled out seeking another term in 2024. On Thursday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who has long been seen as coveting the position, threw his hat into the ring as well.
Primary Push to the Left: “I very much view myself as a progressive,” Schiff told Politico as he seeks to shore up his standing with the hard left members of his party in California. “I am a member of the Progressive Caucus… he is not,” Porter retorted to a reporter for The Hill. Feinstein, meanwhile, gave her take on facing a primary challenge if she decides not to retire. “Oh, I think it’s fine. I think people should if they want to run, run. For me, I just need a little bit more time,” she said Wednesday. Feinstein added that she would make a decision “probably in a couple of months.” Plenty of ambitious California Democrats are looking to replace Feinstein…
Colorado Appeals Court Rules Against Christian Cakeshop Owner
A Colorado Court of Appeals on Thursday ruled against Christian baker Jack Phillips over his refusal to bake a birthday cake for a customer who was celebrating a gender “transition.” Autumn Scardina requested a pink cake with blue frosting and no message but informed a bakery employee that the cake was meant to proclaim his becoming a transgender “female.”
You Will Bake the Cake: “We conclude that creating a pink cake with blue frosting is not inherently expressive and any message or symbolism it provides to an observer would not be attributed to the baker,” Judge Timothy Schutz wrote in the court’s ruling. “One need not agree with Jack’s views to agree that all Americans should be free to say what they believe, even if the government disagrees with those beliefs,” Jake Warner, senior counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, which is representing Phillips, said in a statement. Care to guess which side the ACLU is on?
Southwest Airlines Reports $800 Million Loss From December Meltdown
Southwest Airlines on Thursday put a dollar figure to the business cost of its massive flight cancellation fiasco last month, and it is a staggering one. “Due to the operational disruptions in late December, which resulted in more than 16,700 flight cancellations, we incurred a fourth quarter pre-tax negative impact of approximately $800 million (or approximately $620 million on an after-tax basis), which resulted in a fourth quarter 2022 net loss,” CEO Bob Jordan said in a company statement.
Still Exuding Optimism: “Based on current revenue and cost trends, we currently expect a first quarter 2023 net loss. However, we are encouraged by current booking trends in March 2023,” Jordan continued. “Our 2023 plan continues to support solid profits with year-over-year margin expansion for full year 2023. We remain intent on achieving the long-term financial goals outlined at our December 2022 Investor Day.” Biden pulls air marshals from the skies to babysit migrants…
Horned Pagan Statue Honoring RBG Placed Atop NYC Courthouse
“A statue of a horned feminine figure emerging out of a lotus, supposedly symbolizing ‘femininity’ and paying homage to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who fought for abortion, now sits atop the New York City courthouse,” Breitbart reports. “The artist, Shahzia Sikander, created the statue ‘NOW,’ which sits on top of the courthouse alongside other statues representing lawmakers throughout history. The statue itself appears as the body of a woman emerging from a lotus, which is often associated with the pagan Egyptian god Nefertem as well as the Hindu gods Vishnu and Brahma,” the news site notes.
‘Symbolic Of a Deeper Truth’: “It also features Ginsburg’s well-recognized laced collar – a ‘nod’ to the late-Justice, according to the artist – which sits below the figure’s braided horns, which the artist herself affirmed are, in fact, horns. ‘The lotus, with its plethora of meanings and abstract ideas, is symbolic of a deeper truth beyond its form, alluding to perception as illusion. Popular in images in many cultures, it also expresses intangible ideas of humility, awakening, and clarity,’ Sikander claimed in the artist notes.” High-dollar publishing deals make a mockery of Supreme Court ethics rules…
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