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RNC Unanimously Votes To Leave Commission On Presidential Debates

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On Thursday, the Republican National Committee (RNC) unanimously voted to withdraw from the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) and require Republican presidential candidates to attest in writing that they will only appear at party-sanctioned primary and general election debates.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the resolution passed by the committee says, in part, “Any presidential primary candidate who does not agree in writing, or who participates in any debate that is not a sanctioned debate, shall not be eligible to participate in any further sanctioned debates.”

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel released a statement explaining that the move was made in response to bias from the CPD.

“Debates are an important part of the democratic process, and the RNC is committed to free and fair debates,” the statement said. “The Commission on Presidential Debates is biased and has refused to enact simple and commonsense reforms to help ensure fair debates including hosting debates before voting begins and selecting moderators who have never worked for candidates on the debate stage.”

“Today, the RNC voted to withdraw from the biased CPD, and we are going to find newer, better debate platforms to ensure that future nominees are not forced to go through the biased CPD in order to make their case to the American people,” the statement added.

In a press release, the RNC detailed the decision and the reasoning behind it.

“Restoring faith in our elections means making sure our candidates can compete on a level playing field,” the press release said, adding that the “change is the culmination of a year-long process.”

“To be clear: we are not walking away from debates. We are walking away from the CPD,” the RNC explained. “It is biased and does not serve the interest of the American people.”

The RNC then gave examples of the CPD’s bias:

  • Waiting until 26 states had begun early voting before hosting the first presidential debate in 2020.
  • Making unilateral changes to previously agreed-upon debate formats and conditions, in some cases without even notifying the candidates.
  • Selecting a moderator in 2020 who had once worked for Joe Biden.
  • Failing to maintain the organization’s strict nonpartisanship, with a majority of its Board Members publicly disparaging the Republican-nominee.
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  1. Debbie Hancock

    April 14, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    Republicans are no more! I was a R for 50 years and from what I’ve observed, I don’t trust most republicans. Anyone who kisses the devil and idolize’s power that is Trump backed, probably vote R again, BUT not for that crazy ass Trump is OUT OF PICTURE! I’ve watched the criminal behavior of him and all his buddies in the White House, appalling, laughable and disgusting

  2. Angela Massey

    April 15, 2022 at 10:14 am

    It’s about time they left that corrupt organization.

  3. Ronald Milstein

    April 17, 2022 at 11:40 am

    As songwriter Billy Idol said.. [I’m] “Dancing with myself”

  4. Jean Carlos Delgado Algarin

    April 17, 2022 at 5:03 pm

    Best non biased way of solving this is to allow all party candidates share the stage for the presidential debates leading to the general election. The people are tired of just seeing the 2 mainstream parties debate and make their cases to the American people, it should be all registered parties (Libertarians, Green Party, etc) because if in every primary you can have almost 20 candidates of one party, what difference would it be to have the one official candidate of each party sharing the stage and having that equal opportunity of making their case to the People.

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National Gas Prices Could Hit $6.20 Per Gallon By August

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National gas prices could surge to well over $6 per gallon by the end of the summer, according to analysts at JPMorgan.

Natasha Kaneva, head of global oil and commodities research at JPMorgan, wrote in a research document that the United States was going to face a “cruel summer” as gas prices are expected to dwarf their already record highs.

“With expectations of strong driving demand — traditionally, the U.S. summer driving season starts on Memorial Day, which lands this year on May 30, and lasts until Labor Day in early September — U.S. retail price could surge another 37% by August to a $6.20/gallon national average,” she wrote.

“Typically, refiners produce more gasoline ahead of the summer road-trip season, building up inventories,” the analysts said. However, over the last month, “gasoline inventories have fallen counter seasonally and today sit at the lowest seasonal levels since 2019.”

The report comes the same week that the United States set a new record for gas prices with the average cost per gallon rising over $4 per gallon in all 50 states for the first time ever, according to a report from the American Automobile Association (AAA).

“The high cost of oil, the key ingredient in gasoline, is driving these high pump prices for consumers,” said AAA spokesperson Andrew Gross. “Even the annual seasonal demand dip for gasoline during the lull between spring break and Memorial Day, which would normally help lower prices, is having no effect this year.”

As explained in the report, “total domestic gasoline stocks decreased by 3.6 million bbl to 225 million bbl last week. Gasoline demand also decreased slightly from 8.86 million b/d to 8.7 million b/d. Typically, lower demand would put downward pressure on pump prices. However, crude prices remain volatile, and as they surge, pump prices follow suit. Pump prices will likely face upward pressure as oil prices stay above $105 per barrel.”

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Pro-Abortion Extremists Threaten To Burn Down Supreme Court, Murder Justices, DHS Memo Reveals

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Pro-abortion extremists are reportedly threatening to burn down the Supreme Court building and murder justices and their clerks following the leak of a draft of the Supreme Court’s majority opinion intending to overturn Roe v. Wade.

According to a May 13 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memo obtained by Axios, the “U.S. government is bracing for a potential surge in political violence once the Supreme Court hands down the ruling that’s expected to overturn Roe v. Wade… Law enforcement agencies are investigating social-media threats to burn down or storm the Supreme Court building and murder justices and their clerks, as well as attacks targeting places of worship and abortion clinics.”

The memo says the threats “are likely to persist and may increase leading up to and following the issuing of the Court’s official ruling.”

However, the memo notes that the “mere advocacy of political or social positions, political activism, use of strong rhetoric, or generalized philosophic embrace of violent tactics does not constitute domestic violent extremism or illegal activity and is constitutionally protected.”

A DHS spokesperson told Axios that the department “is committed to protecting Americans’ freedom of speech and other civil rights and civil liberties, including the right to peacefully protest.”

“[The] DHS is also committed to working with our partners across every level of government and the private sector to share timely information and intelligence, prevent all forms of violence, and to support law enforcement efforts to keep our communities safe,” the spokesperson added.

Earlier this month, a draft of a Supreme Court’s majority opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked to Politico.

In the draft, Justice Samuel Alito writes that “Roe and Casey must be overruled. The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision, including the one on which the defenders of Roe and Casey now chiefly rely—the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.”

Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” Alito added. “Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences. And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and de

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