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Oregon Senators Call for Investigation Into Alleged COVID-19 Statistical Manipulation

By Tammy Hung Oregon state Sens. Kim Thatcher and Dennis Linthicum, both Republicans, have petitioned Acting U.S. Attorney Scott E. Asphaug to launch a grand jury investigation into the measurement of COVID-19 statistics by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Thatcher and Linthicum submitted the petition in a letter (pdf) on Aug. 16 […]

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Oregon Police and Firefighters Sue Governor Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

By Tom Ozimek A coalition of Oregon police officers and firefighters have sued Gov. Kate Brown over a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for state employees. The plaintiffs—including the Oregon Fraternal Order of Police and the Kingsley Firefighters Association—argued in a lawsuit filed Friday in a Jefferson County court (pdf) that Brown’s executive order violates a number of laws and want it blocked. […]

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Oregon Governor Encourages People to Call Police on Neighbors Who Violate COVID-19 Restrictions

By GQ Pan Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said ahead of Thanksgiving that people in her state should call the police if they find out their neighbors are violating the latest public health restrictions, which includes lowering the number of people at private gatherings to six. “Look, this is no different than what happens if there’s a party down the street […]

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Oregon drivers stopped at gunpoint by groups protecting wildfire ravaged properties from looters: sheriff

By Danielle Wallace | Fox News The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office responded to more than 330 calls for service over the past week – a 400% increase from the previous week. Oregon drivers have been illegally stopped at gunpoint by armed groups patrolling evacuation zones over the past week as massive wildfires sweep through the West, destroying more than 1 million acres in […]

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Bend, Oregon activists block ICE bus, prompting federal agents’ response

By Brie Stimson | Fox News The protest spanned hours, as two unmarked ICE buses were blocked by protesters. Federal agents in Bend, Ore., clashed with hundreds of protesters late Wednesday night after an hours long standoff sparked by the arrest of two men by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, who said they were a “threat to the public.” Bend’s episode, which is […]

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Officials Agree Social Security, Medicare Are in Deep Trouble, but Solutions Mean Tough Choices

By Mark Tapscott Social Security will be unable to pay full benefits a year earlier than previously projected, while Medicare’s insolvency date remains just five years away, according to the latest trustee reports. But nobody in the nation’s capital is stepping up with proposals to fix the two largest federal entitlement programs. Between them, Social Security and […]

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Millions of Americans Set to Lose Pandemic Unemployment Benefits Next Week, No Signs of States Extending

By Tom Ozimek Millions of Americans are set to lose their federal pandemic unemployment benefits as a Sept. 6 deadline approaches for an end to the emergency programs, with dim prospects for any extensions in light of surging demand for workers and reports that states are not moving to extend them. Around 7.5 million Americans are set […]

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COVID Vaccine Injury Reports Jump by 27,000 in One Week, FDA Pulls ‘Bait and Switch’ With Pfizer Vaccine Approval

By Megan Redshaw VAERS data released Friday by the CDC showed a total of 623,343 reports of adverse events from all age groups following COVID vaccines, including 13,627 deaths and 84,466 serious injuries between Dec. 14, 2020 and Aug. 20, 2021. The Defender is experiencing censorship on many social channels. Be sure to stay in touch […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness Dropping as Number of ‘Breakthrough’ Infections Rise: Studies

By Zachary Stieber COVID-19 vaccines are declining in effectiveness against infection protection as the number of so-called “breakthrough” infections rise, according to two studies published Tuesday. COVID-19 is the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. Participants in an ongoing study called HEROES-Recover, which has cohorts across the United States, initially enjoyed strong protection […]

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States Set to Begin Redistricting After Census Publishes 2020 Data

By Masooma Haq Most states have had to delay their redistricting efforts because of the U.S. Census Bureau’s pandemic-related challenges. On Thursday, the Bureau officially released its 2020 census data, which sets states up to begin quickly drawing up their districts ahead of state and federal elections. The 2020 Census data shows overall population growth, with the […]

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New Identity Authentication Requirement for Unemployment Spreads Across the Country

By Beth Brelje Pennsylvania now requires individuals filing for unemployment compensation to prove their identity before receiving payments. In an effort to prevent fraudulent claims which have plagued the online unemployment system, Pennsylvania has hired ID.me, a McLean, Virginia-based company, to authenticate users. Since 2020, some 27 states have hired ID.me for unemployment verification, including […]