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Republican Rep. Chris Stewart to Resign, Shifting Utah Politics and Narrowing GOP Majority

In a significant development for Utah politics and the Republican Party, R-Utah Rep. Chris Stewart, a six-term lawmaker representing Utah’s 2nd Congressional District, is reportedly planning to resign from Congress before the end of the year. The decision is said to be driven by his wife’s illness, which necessitates his departure from the House of Representatives.

The resignation of Rep. Stewart would leave a vacant seat on the House Appropriations and Intelligence committees and further narrow the already slim GOP majority, reducing it to just four seats.

Furthermore, under Utah law, the governor must call for a special election to fill the House vacancy. Once Stewart formally announces his resignation, Republican Gov. Spencer Cox will have seven days to determine the schedule for a special election. Unless the state legislature allocates funds for a separate election, the dates for the special election are likely to coincide with this year’s municipal primary and general elections, according to reports from Fox News.

Given the district’s historical Republican leanings, a Republican candidate is anticipated to be favored. Utah’s 2nd Congressional District, which encompasses western Utah from the Salt Lake City metro area to St. George, is a stronghold for the GOP. Stewart secured a resounding victory, defeating Democratic challenger Nick Mitchell by a substantial margin in the 2022 midterms.

Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, will face tight margins when rallying votes as he can only afford to lose three Republican votes on any legislation. Existing disagreements within the Republican Party have already jeopardized the passage of certain bills.

Rep. Stewart’s retirement not only has implications for Congress but also reshapes the political landscape in Utah. Speculation had surrounded Stewart’s potential bids for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Mitt Romney. The plans have seemingly come to a halt due to his wife’s illness which in term is providing opportunities for other Republicans to enter the political fray.

This announcement marks the second time in six years that a Utah congressman has resigned, following former U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s departure from office in 2017. Chaffetz’s resignation led to a special election and created a vacancy in the crucial position of House Oversight Committee chairman.

As Rep. Stewart prepares to step down from his congressional duties, attention turns to the upcoming special election and the potential impact it will have on Utah’s political landscape and the dynamics within the Republican Party.

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The Sara Carter Show: UFOs May Be Probes Controlled by AI

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Are we truly alone in the vast expanse of the universe? Can the technology we’re creating revolutionize our lives while simultaneously spiraling out of control? Join Sara Carter, Fox News contributor, as she delves into these profound questions on her captivating podcast, The Sara Carter Show.

Prepare to embark on an extraordinary journey as our federal government invests significant time and resources in investigating the enigmatic phenomena known as unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP’s).

Witnessed near nuclear sites and reported by military personnel, these UAPs exhibit baffling behaviors that defy earthly explanation. Uncover the truth behind these mysterious encounters and explore the profound implications of intelligent life existing beyond our planet.

Brace yourself as Sara uncovers the astonishing claims of a Stanford University professor who believes that extraterrestrial beings are already among us, shaping our world in unimaginable ways.

Prepare to have your perspectives challenged and your mind opened to extraordinary possibilities. Sara dives deep into the incredible potential of artificial intelligence, an ever-evolving force poised to reshape our future. Discover the relentless surge of AI’s capabilities and its promises, but also delve into the unsettling realization that our very own Pentagon might be turning a blind eye to the grave implications of adversaries leveraging AI to enhance their military might.

Join Sara in exploring the frontiers of knowledge, as she fearlessly investigates the mysteries of the universe and the technological revolutions that both captivate and unsettle us. Stay tuned for thought-provoking discussions and enlightening insights that will leave you pondering the immense possibilities that lie ahead.

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Ten cartel members killed, cops injured, in Mexico border state shootout

In a shocking turn of events, both Moscow and Kyiv became the targets of multiple drone attacks, marking a significant escalation in the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine. While details are still emerging, the situation is fraught with conflicting narratives and escalating tensions.

According to Russian officials, at least eight drones targeted Moscow, specifically hitting exclusive neighborhoods where senior officials reside. The defense ministry claims that all eight drones were successfully intercepted, with some being suppressed by electronic warfare and others shot down by the Pantsir-S missile system. The ministry said, “Three of them were suppressed by electronic warfare, lost control and deviated from their intended targets. Another five drones were shot down by the Pantsir-S surface-to-air missile system in the Moscow region.” There were no serious injuries reported in Moscow.

However, the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, was not spared from the assault either. Ukrainian officials reported an overnight drone attack, resulting in one confirmed fatality and buildings catching fire due to falling debris. Ukrainian air defenses intercepted over 20 drones during the attack.

Both Russia and Ukraine have traded accusations over the origins and motives behind these drone attacks. Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking on Russian TV, claimed that the attack was in response to alleged Russian aggression against Ukraine’s military intelligence HQ. He described the Kyiv regime’s actions as terrorism and accused them of provoking Russia into a reciprocal response.

Meanwhile, the Ukrainian government denied any direct involvement in the attacks but expressed satisfaction at witnessing events unfold. Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak even predicted a rise in similar incidents.

The international community has been cautious in responding to these developments. The US State Department reiterated that it does not support attacks inside Russia and is still gathering information about the drone strikes. However, Russia’s foreign ministry criticized Western support for Ukraine, accusing it of pushing the Ukrainian leadership toward reckless criminal deeds.

Furthermore, the unprecedented nature of these drone attacks raises concerns about the effectiveness of air defense systems in both Moscow and Kyiv. While Russian authorities claim that their defenses dealt satisfactorily with the threat, President Putin acknowledged that improvements are needed to detect and counter low-altitude drones.

As tensions continue to escalate between Russia and Ukraine, the situation remains volatile and unpredictable. The conflicting narratives and lack of independent verification complicate efforts to fully understand the events surrounding these drone attacks. The international community watches with growing apprehension as the conflict between the two countries enters a new and dangerous phase.

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Beyond the Border: Migration Is Being Weaponized to Control Us

You know the Biden administration is refusing to protect our border and that several million illegal aliens have poured into our nation since Biden took office. But why? Is this about importing people who will likely vote for Democrats or inexpensive labor? It is, in part, but there is so much more to the story.

Sara brings in independent journalist and longtime war correspondent Michael Yon to discuss the weaponization of migration from Latin America to the United States. Yon tells us why the real number of people illegally entering our nation is at least 300,000 per month and probably much higher.

He also slams Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for doing virtually nothing about the invasion of the U.S.. Despite Abbott’s statements and shipping of migrants to sanctuary cities, Yon says Abbott is basically doing the bidding of the World Economic Forum, which envisions a borderless, global society.

This is the first episode in a three-part series with Sara and Michael Yon. The other portions of the conversation will follow in the coming weeks and will focus on how the weaponization of migration is just one element of a major threat to our nation. In the next section of the conversation, they’ll examine how the international effort to run farmers off their land in the Netherlands and elsewhere directly impacts you and your family.

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Drone Attacks Target Moscow, Kremlin retaliates

In a shocking turn of events, both Moscow and Kyiv became the targets of multiple drone attacks, marking a significant escalation in the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine. While details are still emerging, the situation is fraught with conflicting narratives and escalating tensions.

According to Russian officials, at least eight drones targeted Moscow, specifically hitting exclusive neighborhoods where senior officials reside. The defense ministry claims that all eight drones were successfully intercepted, with some being suppressed by electronic warfare and others shot down by the Pantsir-S missile system. The ministry said, “Three of them were suppressed by electronic warfare, lost control and deviated from their intended targets. Another five drones were shot down by the Pantsir-S surface-to-air missile system in the Moscow region.” There were no serious injuries reported in Moscow.

However, the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, was not spared from the assault either. Ukrainian officials reported an overnight drone attack, resulting in one confirmed fatality and buildings catching fire due to falling debris. Ukrainian air defenses intercepted over 20 drones during the attack.

Both Russia and Ukraine have traded accusations over the origins and motives behind these drone attacks. Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking on Russian TV, claimed that the attack was in response to alleged Russian aggression against Ukraine’s military intelligence HQ. He described the Kyiv regime’s actions as terrorism and accused them of provoking Russia into a reciprocal response.

Meanwhile, the Ukrainian government denied any direct involvement in the attacks but expressed satisfaction at witnessing events unfold. Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak even predicted a rise in similar incidents.

The international community has been cautious in responding to these developments. The US State Department reiterated that it does not support attacks inside Russia and is still gathering information about the drone strikes. However, Russia’s foreign ministry criticized Western support for Ukraine, accusing it of pushing the Ukrainian leadership toward reckless criminal deeds.

Furthermore, the unprecedented nature of these drone attacks raises concerns about the effectiveness of air defense systems in both Moscow and Kyiv. While Russian authorities claim that their defenses dealt satisfactorily with the threat, President Putin acknowledged that improvements are needed to detect and counter low-altitude drones.

As tensions continue to escalate between Russia and Ukraine, the situation remains volatile and unpredictable. The conflicting narratives and lack of independent verification complicate efforts to fully understand the events surrounding these drone attacks. The international community watches with growing apprehension as the conflict between the two countries enters a new and dangerous phase.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez heckled and booed at Town Hall

On June 20, Special Counsel John Durham will testify appear before the House Intelligence Committee in a closed-door briefing. The next day, he will testify in front of the Judiciary Committee about his 300-page reportdetailing his investigation into the FBI probe of alleged collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russian officials.

The news broke Friday that Durham will be testifying on the report, which found the Department of Justice and the FBI did not have “any actual evidence of collusion” between Russian officials and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Instead, the agencies began their Crossfire Hurricane investigation based on “raw, unanalyzed, and uncorroborated intelligence,” the report said. “Based on the review of Crossfire Hurricane and related intelligence activities, we conclude that the Department and the FBI failed to uphold their mission of strict fidelity to the law in connection with certain events and activities described in this report,” Durham wrote.

The report also confirmed that the FBI did not give due consideration to the possibility that the Steele Dossier, which was used to obtain a FISA warrant to surveil Trump campaign aide Carter Page, was Russian disinformation.

FBI leaders displayed “serious lack of analytical rigor,” according to Durham, and they relied significantly on. “investigative leads provided or funded (directly or indirectly) by Trump’s political opponents,” referring to staffers and allies of then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, whose campaign funded the Steele dossier through its law firm Perkins Coie.

National Review reminds readers, “The dossier was created by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele and accused Trump and his campaign aides of collaborating with Kremlin officials.”

Durham released his report nearly four years after then-attorney general Bill Barr tasked him with investigation the origins of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation.

The FBI responded to the report in saying that the “conduct in 2016 and 2017 that Special Counsel Durham examined was the reason that current FBI leadership already implemented dozens of corrective actions, which have now been in place for some time.”

“Had those reforms been in place in 2016, the missteps identified in the report could have been prevented,” the bureau said. “This report reinforces the importance of ensuring the FBI continues to do its work with the rigor, objectivity, and professionalism the American people deserve and rightly expect.”

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June Daily Prayer Watch

This is a reprint from "Every Home For Christ," a publication of Francis Frangipane. A Godly man with a love for Jesus.

Every Place

Going into all of the world means we must share the truth and love of Jesus everywhere. Take one look at the New Testament, and you see life-altering conversations happening everywhere. These moments happened with families in homes, with beggars in courtyards, and with tax collectors in marketplaces.
Today, spiritual conversations happen in homes, workplaces, events, streets, and even online. People can encounter Jesus anywhere. We meet people where they are, and many times, that starts at home.
Of course, we know thought-provoking spiritual conversations aren’t limited to front porches and living rooms. We train believers to understand that the love of God can be shared in any place. We can share the gospel at a mailbox in the suburbs, at a rural village well, or in a cubicle in a skyscraper.
The mandate Jesus gave us to go into the world is just as important today as it was when it was first spoken. We cannot wait for others to come to us. We must travel far and wide to every place and take the love of Jesus across the world.

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Durham to testify before House Judiciary Committee

On June 20, Special Counsel John Durham will testify appear before the House Intelligence Committee in a closed-door briefing. The next day, he will testify in front of the Judiciary Committee about his 300-page reportdetailing his investigation into the FBI probe of alleged collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russian officials.

The news broke Friday that Durham will be testifying on the report, which found the Department of Justice and the FBI did not have “any actual evidence of collusion” between Russian officials and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

Instead, the agencies began their Crossfire Hurricane investigation based on “raw, unanalyzed, and uncorroborated intelligence,” the report said. “Based on the review of Crossfire Hurricane and related intelligence activities, we conclude that the Department and the FBI failed to uphold their mission of strict fidelity to the law in connection with certain events and activities described in this report,” Durham wrote.

The report also confirmed that the FBI did not give due consideration to the possibility that the Steele Dossier, which was used to obtain a FISA warrant to surveil Trump campaign aide Carter Page, was Russian disinformation.

FBI leaders displayed “serious lack of analytical rigor,” according to Durham, and they relied significantly on. “investigative leads provided or funded (directly or indirectly) by Trump’s political opponents,” referring to staffers and allies of then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, whose campaign funded the Steele dossier through its law firm Perkins Coie.

National Review reminds readers, “The dossier was created by former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele and accused Trump and his campaign aides of collaborating with Kremlin officials.”

Durham released his report nearly four years after then-attorney general Bill Barr tasked him with investigation the origins of the Crossfire Hurricane investigation.

The FBI responded to the report in saying that the “conduct in 2016 and 2017 that Special Counsel Durham examined was the reason that current FBI leadership already implemented dozens of corrective actions, which have now been in place for some time.”

“Had those reforms been in place in 2016, the missteps identified in the report could have been prevented,” the bureau said. “This report reinforces the importance of ensuring the FBI continues to do its work with the rigor, objectivity, and professionalism the American people deserve and rightly expect.”

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Who Is My Neighbor?

This is a reprint from "Every Home For Christ," a publication of Francis Frangipane. A Godly man with a love for Jesus.

Every Place

Going into all of the world means we must share the truth and love of Jesus everywhere. Take one look at the New Testament, and you see life-altering conversations happening everywhere. These moments happened with families in homes, with beggars in courtyards, and with tax collectors in marketplaces.
Today, spiritual conversations happen in homes, workplaces, events, streets, and even online. People can encounter Jesus anywhere. We meet people where they are, and many times, that starts at home.
Of course, we know thought-provoking spiritual conversations aren’t limited to front porches and living rooms. We train believers to understand that the love of God can be shared in any place. We can share the gospel at a mailbox in the suburbs, at a rural village well, or in a cubicle in a skyscraper.
The mandate Jesus gave us to go into the world is just as important today as it was when it was first spoken. We cannot wait for others to come to us. We must travel far and wide to every place and take the love of Jesus across the world.

There are some authors that will leave a mark. Be sure to check out Francis Frangipane's book, "The Three Battlegrounds."

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Waves Of Military-Aged, Chinese Males Are Surging Our Border

After President Biden recently pledged that US-China relations will “thaw very soon,” an unnamed Chinese diplomat countered to NBC News that “[t]he bilateral relationship has once again encountered a freeze.” Despite President Biden shrugging off the recent spy balloon incident as a “silly balloon,” Chinese officials have expressed continued concernabout the ongoing FBI investigation into the matter. Additionally, China is concerned about the publicization of its covert police stations around the world, which the above unnamed Chinese diplomat called “false accusations.”

But there are many more obstacles preventing a thaw than spy balloons and covert police stations. Namely, China is continuing its propaganda campaign that the US is antagonistic and that it is the US that must take initiative in conceding to a long list of China’s “core interests.” China also outright rejects the G7, EU, and US diplomatic olive branch of pursuing relations with China through “de-risking” (instead of the harsher “de-linking” or “de-coupling”), calling such a framework racist and incompatible with the global economy.

China Continues to Accuse the US of Instigating Poor Relations

Despite the wishful thinking of some, China itself will not allow a thaw in relations as it continues to accuse the United States of being toxic, antagonistic, and malevolent towards China. “Hawkish Washington decision-makers” are “warmongers” that view US-China relations with “zero-sum paranoia” and engage in “toxic demagoguery,” according to Xinhua. Mao Ning, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, questioned the “sincerity and significance” of existing communications between China and the United States, as the US is “us[ing] any means to suppress and contain China and impose sanctions [which Ning later clarified as “illegal” and “unilateral”] on Chinese officials and enterprises,” according to Global Times. According to “a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman” as cited by China Daily, “communication for communication’s sake will be of little help, because Beijing is frustrated that Washington is on the one hand calling for communication, while on the other hand trying to suppress China by foul means.”

China Continues to Insist that the US Take Initiative in Mending Fences

According to the state-run press in China, it is the United States that must take the initiative in bringing about better US-China relations. Ning stated that it was up to the US to lift sanctions and create favorable conditions for better US-China relations, according to Global Times. According to that same article, “some experts” believe that “…the necessary conditions for US-China relations to ‘thaw’ is Washington respecting Beijing’s core interests and fulfilling its commitment instead of ‘saying one thing and doing another.’” According to a Chinese academic, as quoted by Global Times, “if Washington really wants to see a ‘thaw’ in US-China relations, it should stop provoking China on the Taiwan question, remove unilateral tariffs on Chinese products, lift sanctions on Chinese institutions, and reduce obstacles for people-to-people exchanges.”

China Rejects “De-Risking” Framework for a China-West Détente  

According to Global Times, China will not entertain the seemingly moderate G7/EU/US’ “de-risk, not decouple” economic approach to China, deriding it as a “newly fashionable term.” In a recent visit to Berlin, Chinese foreign minister Qin Gang expressly rejected the “de-risking” model. Gang stated that China offers “opportunities, cooperation, stability and reassurance rather than crisis, confrontation, turbulence and risks,” and that “de-risking” is essentially “phasing out opportunities, cooperation, stability, and development,” according to China Daily. Another China Dailyarticle suggested that such an approach is racist, calling it “de-[S]inicization in the name of de-risking.” The same article also expressed wariness that de-risking “may lead to interference with the market mechanism or even a deviation from market economy rules,” a laughable concern coming from a state-run newspaper of Communist China.

While some in the Biden administration, including the president himself, appear to believe that US-China relations are on the mend, Chinese propaganda and statements from Chinese officials and academics are evidence to the opposite. The ball is in China’s court, not the US, to de-escalate tensions.

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