Mortgage Rates Soar to Highest Point in 23 Years as Americans Struggle to Buy Homes

Mortgage rates have continued to rise for the seventh straight week, reaching their highest point in over 23 years, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).

The average 30-year mortgage rate for Americans reached 7.9% on Wednesday, up from 7.7% just one week ago, the highest point since September 2000, according to a press release from the MBA. Mortgage applications sank even further following the high rates, with application volume declining 1% from the previous week when seasonally adjusted, the lowest weekly pace since 1995.

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Biden Approval Sinks to 37 Percent, Down 11 Points with Democrats: Poll

President Joe Biden’s approval rating has dipped below the 40% mark in a recent survey, with even Democrats giving the commander-in-chief lower marks.

Overall, Biden earned a 37% approval rating in the October iteration of the Gallup survey. That figure marked a four-point drop from the same survey in September.

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Americans’ Distrust of Corporate Media Climbs to Record High: Poll

Distrust in corporate media among Americans has soared to a record high, according to polling published by Gallup.

The amount of Americans who trust legacy media “a great deal” or “a fair amount” to cover the news “fully, accurately and fairly” plunged to 32%, tied for the lowest since 2016, according to the poll. The highest ever percentage of Americans — 39%— state they do not trust the media whatsoever, and this figure has consistently risen since 2018.

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Repeat COVID Vax Worsens Immune Response, Could ‘Enhance’ Dengue, International Research Suggests

With regulators worldwide on the defensive for approving mRNA COVID-19 vaccines associated with seizures and heart inflammation in low-risk groups, and confirmed to be contaminated with DNA in large-scale batch production, more science is filling in the gaps left by governments.

Dutch government-funded researchers confirmed the peer-reviewed work of two sets of German counterparts who found repeat vaccination spurs a “class switch” to inferior antibodies that moderate rather than neutralize SARS-CoV-2 infection, in a much larger study awaiting peer review.

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Infrastructure Crisis Escalating in Pennsylvania Public Schools

Lead paint, coal furnaces, hallway instruction, classrooms partitioned with teetering stacks of books and supplies, students and teachers struggling to work in unabated heat during sweltering weather — these are all images invoked by testifiers before the Basic Education Funding Commission over the last few months.

Experts say this barely scratches the surface of a massive infrastructural crisis across the state.

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Commentary: Working Class Is Fully Aligning Behind the GOP

There was a time when the Democratic Party maintained a moderately believable facade as the voice of the middle class, claiming to represent the interests of blue-collar families and rural America while condemning Wall Street elitists, but that political dichotomy belongs back in the 2010s.

The modern Democratic Party is now inarguably the party of coastal elitism, censorship, and distain for the working class, with Democrats concentrating themselves into a few extremely wealthy regions with economic and political climates that do not represent the rest of country.

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Commentary: Diversity Means Divide and Conquer

By now, everyone should have noticed how ubiquitous the word “diversity” is, often alongside partner terms such as “equity“ and “inclusion,“ making the acronym “DEI.”

Though “diversity” sounds benign and technically only means varied, different or differentiated, its modern usage appears to mean more. How much more may be the difference between something benign and something malignant.

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Another Offshore Wind Company Expects Huge Losses

Another offshore wind company has announced that it is expecting to take considerable losses as the industry continues to struggle, Bloomberg News reported Tuesday.

General Electric anticipates that it will lose $1 billion on its offshore wind operations this year, and that it expects to lose a similar amount next year, GE’s CEO said Tuesday, according to Bloomberg. The announcement is the latest sign of trouble for the offshore wind industry, which has seen other leading companies take substantial losses as supply chain woes, inflation, logistical problems and higher borrowing costs have eaten into profit margins.

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NBC News Announces Moderators for the Third GOP Primary Debate

NBC News announced Wednesday evening that its own Lester Holt and Kristen Welker will moderate the Republican National Committee’s (RNC’s) third GOP primary debate on Nov. 8 alongside Salem Radio Network’s Hugh Hewitt.

Holt is the anchor of NBC Nightly News, Welker moderates Meet The Press and Hewitt hosts The Hugh Hewitt Show, where he has interviewed various Republican primary candidates. The RNC is requiring 2024 hopefuls to surpass a 70,000 unique donor threshold, with at least 200 per 20 different states or territories, and has also upped its polling criteria for the candidates to make the third debate stage.

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