ALERT: Pete Buttigieg Has Been on Secret Paid Leave Since August as Infrastructure Bill Fizzles, Supply Chain Crisis Escalates

“Can Pete Buttigieg have it all?”

So reads the subject line of Thursday’s edition of Politico‘s “West Wing Playbook” newsletter, which includes a bombshell revelation about the wunderkind secretary of transportation:

While U.S. ports faced anchor-to-anchor traffic and Congress nearly melted down over the president’s infrastructure bill in recent weeks, the usually omnipresent Transportation secretary was lying low.

One of the White House’s go-to communicators didn’t appear on TV. He was absent on Capitol Hill during the negotiations over the bill he had been previously helping sell to different members of Congress. Conservative critics tried (unsuccessfully) to get

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Rubio Calls on Biden to Fire Climate Envoy Kerry Over Chinese Investments

Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) called on the Biden administration to fire climate envoy John Kerry over his China investments on Friday, saying the financial activities raise “serious questions as to whether Kerry can negotiate in good faith with Beijing on climate change.”

Rubio’s comments came in response to a Washington Free Beacon report on Thursday that Kerry and his wife disclosed a stake worth at least $1 million in a Chinese investment group that is a top shareholder of a Chinese tech company blacklisted by the United States for human rights violations.

The company, YITU Technology, helped develop facial

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Food Shortages Disrupt School Lunches

National supply-chain shortages have disrupted meal programs in schools, causing some schools to ask parents to pack food for their children.

Raw foods have been particularly affected by the shortages, according to Randy Jones, who helps coordinate food purchases for Wisconsin schools.

“It’s impacting everything from food items, which are common, like, you have your beef, your chicken, and non-food items, such as serving trays and plastic ware, and things of that nature,” Jones told Milwaukee’s WISN 12.

The public school district in Menomonee Falls, Wis., sent parents a message warning them that “some food and/or beverage products normally provided

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As Border Crisis Mounts, First Lady Boosts Group That Helps Illegals Avoid Arrest

As the crisis at the southern border becomes a political liability for her husband, first lady Jill Biden (Ed.D.) promoted a private school run by a Democratic donor that advises illegal immigrants on how to avoid arrest.

Biden visited El Centro Academy in Kansas City, Kan., on Tuesday at the request of Rep. Sharice Davids (D., Kan.), according to El Centro president and CEO Irene Caudillo, who has made political contributions to both Davids and the Biden campaign. El Centro’s nonprofit arm dabbles in more than reading, writing, and arithmetic. It has published a series of videos that instruct illegal

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Biden Admin Blocks Bipartisan Lawmakers From Accessing Afghan Evacuee Holding Site

The Biden administration on Thursday blocked a bipartisan delegation of House lawmakers from entering and inspecting a U.S.-run military facility near Doha, Qatar, where thousands of Afghan evacuees are being stationed prior to their possible relocation to America, according to a GOP lawmaker who participated in the visit.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R., Calif.), who was part of a delegation that included House Foreign Affairs Committee members, told the Washington Free Beacon that lawmakers were barred from entering Camp As Sayliyah, an American-controlled compound where thousands of Afghan refugees are still being held since being airlifted to safety.

Issa’s office spent

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US Rejoins UN Rights Council Days After Council Endorsed Anti-Semitic Hate Fest

The Biden administration on Thursday rejoined the U.N. Human Rights Council, just days after the council overwhelmingly voted to endorse an anti-Israel resolution that several Western nations boycotted due to its anti-Semitic nature.

The United States was elected to the body just three days after the Human Rights Council by a 32-10 vote endorsed the “Durban Declaration,” a resolution that affirms support for the notoriously anti-Israel 2001 Durban Conference and its conclusion that, of all nations, only Israel is guilty of racism.

The Durban Conference, which the United Nations has endorsed repeatedly during the past 20 years, was called the

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British Conservative Lawmaker Stabbed to Death in Church

LEIGH-ON-SEA, England (Reuters)—A British lawmaker from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party was stabbed to death on Friday in a church by a man who attacked him at a meeting with voters from his electoral district.

David Amess, 69, the member of parliament for Southend West in Essex, eastern England, was targeted at around midday at a meeting at the Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea.

Armed police swooped in on the church and said a man had been arrested. Police said they were not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Emergency services fought to save his

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The Politics of Parental Revolt

Glenn Youngkin

A single exchange may decide the Virginia governor’s race. At one point during a September 28 debate, Republican Glenn Youngkin slammed his opponent, former Democratic governor Terry McAuliffe, for vetoing a 2017 bill that would have allowed parents to remove their children from courses studying sexually explicit material. McAuliffe shrugged off the criticism. “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach,” he said.

If you live in Virginia, as I do, then you have heard McAuliffe saying those words approximately a gazillion times on television, where they are replayed ad nauseam in one of Youngkin’s most

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Nike CEO Praises Exec for Confessing to Murder

The CEO of Nike praised top executive Larry Miller for admitting in a Wednesday interview that he murdered a teenager in 1965.

Miller’s “story is an example of the resilience, perseverance, and strength of the human spirit,” CEO John Donahoe wrote in a statement about his colleague. Miller, the chairman of Nike’s Jordan brand, told Sports Illustrated that when he was a 16-year-old member of Philadelphia’s Cedar Avenue gang, he killed 18-year-old Edward White, a presumed member of the rival 53rd and Pine gang, in retribution for the killing of a friend.

“Miller did not know the victim, or whether

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Granholm Grants Interview to Dem Megadonor Donald Sussman’s Daughter

Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm set aside time amid the energy crisis for a lengthy Instagram conversation with the daughter of a Democratic megadonor who spent millions of dollars to get President Joe Biden in the White House.

Granholm sat down for an interview last week with Emily Tisch Sussman, the daughter of liberal hedge fund manager Donald Sussman. The liberal financier spent more than nearly anyone in support of Biden’s presidential campaign, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, donating more than $23 million in support of Democratic candidates and liberal groups during the 2020 cycle alone.

Granholm’s interview

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