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Kentucky Community Comes Together to Benefit Families Displaced by Apartment Fire

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A Kentucky community has come together to support five displaced families after a fire destroyed their apartment complex last weekend.

The fire came after an alleged domestic dispute when 30-year-old Logan Browning allegedly forced entry into his ex-girlfriend’s residence at the Richmond Manor Apartments on January 8 around 9:00 p.m., WKYT reported. He allegedly attacked her and stole her gun before she and her three young children got away as officers arrived.

Authorities say Browning barricaded himself inside the apartment and began shooting out of the window, which led to police evacuating the building and neighboring apartments, according to WTVQ. An intense four-hour standoff with authorities ensued.

“Police said Browning set fire to the upstairs part of the apartment in the early hours of Sunday morning,” WKYT stated. “Police said that’s when he left out the backdoor with the handgun on him.”

Photo of Logan Browning provided by Richmond Police Dept.

Photo of Logan Browning provided by Richmond Police Dept.

Browning was taken into custody and faces a slew of charges, according to WTVQ:

He has been charged with: Burglary 1st degree, Robbery 1st degree, Arson 1st degree, Possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, Assault 2nd degree – domestic violence, Criminal mischief 1st degree (8 counts), Wanton endangerment 1st degree-police officer (9 counts); and Wanton endangerment 1st degree (5 counts).

His alleged actions have left five families without a residence, the Richmond Register reported. In the aftermath of tragedy, citizens in Richmond and Madison County are rallying to support the victims, which include several single mothers and their children.

Brandi Burchett King, who knows one of the affected families, along with Jessica Blankenship and Greg Adams, put together the Champions for a Cause Concert and a silent auction to benefit the victims, the Richmond Register said.

“The whole reason behind it is to help these families who lost everything,” King told the Richmond Register. “It’s a simple fact that — especially in a low income community — it is hard to get back on your feet.”

The concert will feature musical acts that were sought out by King and others. She noted that the response from the performers was overwhelming when she reached out to them.

“This shows there are good-hearted people that would help others at any given notice,” King said. “With everything that is going on in the world, these people, at the drop of a hat, said they would give 30 minutes of their time.”

The silent auction and concert are set to take place Sunday at Champions Bar and Grill in Richmond from 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and will feature 12 performances by musicians, according to the event’s Facebook page.

“Music touches peoples’ souls,” King told the Richmond Register. “You can have nothing, but you can still have music and that can make you feel so much better. With this event, people will be able to hear the music and do something to help those in their community.”

Tickets for the event cost $10 each.

The Richmond Register reported:

In addition to the artists who have donated their time and musical talents, King said the outpouring of donations from the business community in the city has been tremendous.

Champions Bar and Grill is donating the facility’s use for free and will have their employees helping also. Colonel Station Food Truck will also be set up to feed those in attendance with 15% of their profit donated back to the event.

“I have spoken with all five of the ladies, and these girls are in tears and awe that Madison County is willing to help donate things, the facility, and the musicians who are performing,” King said. “The need of this event is to get these families homes, the whole goal is finding permanent placement.”

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Joe Biden Website Promises to Ship Four Free Coronavirus Tests to Residents Within 7-12 Days

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The White House announced Tuesday President Joe Biden’s website for Americans to request free coronavirus tests was now live.

Officials said the website, covidtests.gov, was live but still remained in the beta phase of the programming and testing process.

The president expects to officially launch the website on Wednesday as he also plans to hold an official press conference at the White House to mark his upcoming one-year anniversary as president.

Families can request four free coronavirus tests on the website after putting in their name and address.

The government will begin shipping the test within 7-12 days, according to a notice on the website.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki acknowledged during the daily briefing that the website was live, but only operating in a limited capacity.

“We can’t guarantee there won’t be a bug or two,” she said.

Biden is struggling to catch up on testing, despite being in charge of the pandemic for a year as president.

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Joe Biden replaces the mask he wears. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Many Americans trying to travel and gather with family over the Christmas holiday were unable to get access to tests or faced long waits in line for several hours at testing centers.

Biden was initially defensive about his administration’s performance, scoffing at questions from reporters during a December event on fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

“What took so long is it didn’t take long at all,” he said, complaining the omicron variant of the virus caught everyone off guard.

Despite Biden’s efforts to ramp up and increase testing capacity, state governors have called out the federal government for making it harder to get tests for their residents.

“You know, so now it’s sort of hijacking the tests that we already had plans for, and we’re now getting some of those providers to tell us they no longer have the rapid tests,” Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said in an interview on CBS on Sunday.

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Survey: Global Majority Feel Misled by Media, Business, Political Leaders

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The majority of people across the globe feel that are being misled by journalists, government leaders, and business executives, according to Edelman’s 2022 global “Trust Barometer.”

The survey found that 67 percent of people globally are “convinced” they are being “purposely” misled by journalists and reporters, which is up eight percent from 2021.

Additionally, 66 percent think their country’s government leaders “purposely” mislead them, which has risen nine percent from 2021, while 63 percent said business leaders “purposely” mislead them, which has increased seven percent from 2021.

When respondents were asked about trust,  46 percent said they do not trust journalists, which has risen one percent from last year.

Additionally, 42 percent said they do not trust the county’s government leaders, which has risen one percent from last year. 49 percent said they do not trust CEOs, which has grown one percent from last year.

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 08: U.S. President Joe Biden stops to talk to reporters before departing the White House December 08, 2021, in Washington, DC. According to the White House, Biden is traveling to Kansas City, Missouri, to talk about how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will aid in the repair and construction of roads and bridges, update public transit, create jobs, and other benefits.

WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 08: U.S. President Joe Biden stops to talk to reporters. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

However, 66 percent of the respondents said they trust their own CEO, which has risen three percent since 2021.

The survey also found that 76 percent “worry about false information or fake news being used as a weapon,” which has risen four percent since last year.

Edelman’s survey had 31,050 respondents globally, spanning 27 countries. The survey was taken between November 1 and 24 of last year and had a margin of error plus or minus 0.6 percent points.

Jacob Bliss is a reporter for Breitbart News. You can follow him on Twitter.

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Nolte: Congressional Generic Ballot Has GOP Up 9 Points over Democrats

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“The 2022 midterm elections are now 294 days away, and Republicans maintain a strong lead in their bid to recapture control of Congress,” notes Rasmussen Reports.

“[I]f the elections for Congress were held today, 48% of Likely U.S. Voters would vote for the Republican candidate, while 39% would vote for the Democrat,” the pollster reported. “Just four percent (4%) would vote for some other candidate, but another nine percent (9%) are not sure.”

Rasmussen showed these same results back in December.

Rasmussen is not only one of the most respectable and reliable pollsters out there and has been for two decades; these results track with what we see everywhere.

To begin with, His Fraudulency Joe Biden’s approval rating sits in the low 40s, while his disapproval rating is in the 50s. On top of that, Gallup just released a poll that showed a 14 point swing to Republicans over 2021.

Other pollsters show the generic ballot closer, but those pollsters are not as reliable as Rasmussen. What’s more, history has shown us that the Republican party can enjoy sweeping victories even when they are tied or close in this specific poll.

For example, in 2014, there was a huge red wave, even though the GOP was only up an average of 2.4 points. In 2010, the GOP swamped the Democrats, and the generic poll only had Republicans up by two points. As is the case with almost all polls, the Republican party tends to outperform the polling while Democrats tend to underperform.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 02: People visit a voting site at a YMCA on Election Day, November 02, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Over 30,000 New Yorkers have already cast their ballots in early voting for a series of races including the race for mayor in which Democrat Eric Adams is running against Republican and Curtis Sliwa. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

People visit a voting site at a YMCA on Election Day, November 02, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Even the left-wing serial liars over at NBC News are using the word “shellacking” to describe what’s coming for the Democrat party in this year’s midterms:

Over the last 30 years, the NBC News poll has given us a good idea if the president’s party is headed for an exceptionally good midterm election, a shellacking, or somewhere in-between.

And right now, the arrows are pretty much pointing in the “shellacking” territory for President Biden and the Democrats as we debut our Midterm Meter, which will use our poll to gauge the overall political environment for the president’s party.

NBC points out that right now, a whopping 71 percent of the public say the country’s on the wrong track, Joe Biden’s job approval sits at 52 percent, and…

In 1994, 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018 — when the president’s party suffered big losses — overwhelming majorities said the country was headed on the wrong track before the election; each president’s job rating was below 50 percent; and the president’s party trailed on the generic ballot.

Joe Biden and his Democrat party are in full control of the federal government. The result is chaos, misery, and disease: empty store shelves, a spike in violent crime, record inflation, a southern border in chaos, and a raging coronavirus. Additionally, Russia, North Korea, and China are getting adventurous, and who knows how many American hostages are still stuck in Afghanistan?

Add to that the culture wars Democrats have launched to include racism and gay porn in public school curriculum and to force all of us to believe a man can magically transform into a woman.

As I’ve said before, this country is on the verge of something more than a shellacking. Instead, we are headed for a significant political realignment.

Follow John Nolte on Twitter @NolteNC. Follow his Facebook Page here.

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