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Newton Leroy Gingrich (/ˈɡɪŋɡrɪtʃ/; né McPherson; born June 17, 1943) is an American politician and author, born in Pennsylvania, later representing Georgia in Congress, and ultimately serving as 50th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. He represented Georgia's 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1979 until his resignation in 1999. In 2012, Gingrich was a candidate for the Republican Party presidential nomination.

MarkPantano.com

Published  1 month ago

Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich observed that current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appears to be losing control of the House of Representatives. Watch:

HuffPost

Published  1 month ago

Fox News said Jeanine Pirro’s Islamophobic comments don’t reflect the network’s views. History shows it does.

Gingrich 360

Published  1 month ago

Join professor, historian, futurist and former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich as he shares his lifetime of knowledge and access to the world’s most interesting minds in a new weekly podcast that covers all aspects of our society.

From history to health, national security to science, Newt’s World, offers stories, conversations, and context to uncover new perspectives, knowledge, and insight.

Newt’s World explores the past, present, and future to understand where we’ve been and where we are going.

Welcome to Newt’s World, a podcast for independent thinkers.

Fox News

Published  1 month ago

New billboards slamming Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have popped up in Times Square, continuing to criticize the freshman lawmaker for Amazon's decision to pull part of its planned second headquarters out of New York.

anncoulter

Published  2 months ago

The single most important issue in this election is ending the national nightmare of Obamacare. If Obamacare is not stopped, it will permanently change the political culture of this country. There will be no going back. America will become a less productive, less wealthy nation. What wealth remains will have to be plowed into Obamacare -- to the delight only of the tens of thousands of government bureaucrats administering it. There won' t be one moment marking the end of America. Everything will just

The Atlantic

Published  2 months ago

The conservative columnist tries to cultivate a reputation for telling brutal truths. As yet, she hasn't lived up to it.

Ann Coulter's defenders insist that she has a great sense of humor and a sharp analytic mind but that her politically correct critics can't handle her brutal honesty. To see why they're wrong, look at her latest. "The mainstream media keep pushing alternatives to Mitt Romney not only because they are terrified of running against him, but also because they want to keep Republicans fighting, allowing Democrats to get a four-month jump on us," she writes. "Meanwhile, everyone knows the nominee is going to be Romney. That's not so bad if you think the most important issues in this election are defeating Obama and repealing Obamacare."

There is in fact an element of telling hard truths here, and what passes as bravery in right-wing pundit land. "Instead of sitting on our thumbs, wishing Ronald Reagan were around, or chasing the latest mechanical rabbit flashed by the media, conservatives ought to start rallying around Romney as the only Republican who has a shot at beating Obama," she goes on to write. "It's fun to be a purist, but let's put that on hold until Obama and his abominable health care plan are gone, please." This is heresy among the extremist fan base she's cultivated.

So credit where it's due.

But wait a minute.

Is she seriously asserting that it's "the mainstream media" that "keeps pushing alternatives to Mitt Romney"? Come on. First, is there a conservative media organization in America that hasn't been looking for an alternative, often with desperation?

Second, what political reporters and editors are doing is covering whoever rises in the polls. The absurd challengers that keep dominating headlines for a few weeks at a time are the ones that likely GOP voters are elevating by affirming, "Yeah, Michele Bachmann/Rick Perry/Herman Cain/Newt Gingrich is my candidate." It's appropriate for media workers to respond by saying, "Okay, if Republicans think they want X, we're going to dig deeper into X's candidacy." One role of the press is to inform voters about candidates in whom they signal interest.

I understand the role the MSM-bashing plays in Coulter's column. She felt like she had to throw the base some red meat to go along with the Romney endorsement. But she is smart enough to know that there is no conspiracy. Despite her reputation for telling unspeakable truths, Coulter is actually nakedly strategic in her willingness to tell readers lies they want to hear, whether to goose her sales or make more palatable a heretical argument about which she actually cares. Her shameless propaganda streak bothers me more than her political incorrectness.

The willingness of people like Coulter to casually pass along lies and self-serving victim narratives to the conservative base is one reason why its candidates this cycle are so self-defeating and absurd. I'll respect her "hard truth" columns a lot more when they're stripped of pandering.

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mcclatchydc

Published  2 months ago

As debate in public rages about illegal immigration and a border wall, Jared Kushner has been holding private meetings in the West Wing on ways to overhaul the legal immigration system, according to six people familiar with the conversations and documents obtained by McClatchy.

Conservative Review

Published  2 months ago

We’re now $22 trillion in debt, yet despite all that red ink, the Mexican cartels have control of our border and we’re not one bit closer to spending money on our own security. We’ve gone into deep debt for everything except the core function of the federal government.

It feels like it was yesterday when I was watching the news as a kid with my parents in 1995, listening to Newt Gingrich, during the infamous shutdown fight, warn about the dire consequences of crossing the $5 trillion debt milestone. It feels like it was yesterday when I was writing press releases for candidates in “the year of the Tea Party” on how Obama and the Pelosi Congress took the debt to $14 trillion in such a short period of time. Now, over eight years into varying degrees of GOP control of Congress and the White House, we have crossed the $22 trillion mark, expanding the debt more rapidly than at any time in our history. Whereas the debt exploded by $5 trillion during Bush’s eight-year tenure, a shocking figure at the time, it has now increased $8 trillion just since Republicans controlled the House in 2011 and by $4 trillion over the past four years, since they controlled at least two of the three political organs of government.

Now, the only question Republicans have is how many pennies of border security they will fight for, while refusing to challenge any of the nonessential and even harmful programs of the federal government. The GOP platform on debt and spending is a lie from top to bottom, as Republicans plan to pass more budget bills allowing us to blow through the budget caps without any effort to systemically reform the way we budget.

Now that Republicans are planning to cave on border funding, can they at least force a confrontation with Democrats over spending levels for functions of government that are nowhere near as important as border security? Thus, departments like HUD, which were able to completely shut down for a month with nobody noticing, will continue to enjoy record spending. We will continue to provide security for Kabul and Baghdad with the beefed-up military budget since last year’s budget deal, but no funding for our border or meaningful use of the military to protect our own sovereignty from the daily incursions by the most brutal cartels on earth.

Why even have a Republican Party any more?

Even more indefensible, unlike during the end of Bush’s years and the beginning of Obama’s tenure, when we first began accruing trillion-dollar annual deficits, we are not facing a deep recession. In fact, we are enjoying the most robust period of job growth since the late 1990s, and revenue is at a record high baseline.

Let it be known for all of time that dire predictions of revenue slumping as a result of the tax cuts were fake news. The entirety of the current deficit problem is due to increased spending. According to the latest monthly report released by the Treasury Department yesterday, spending was up 9.6 percent for the first three months of fiscal year 2019 relative to the first three months of FY 2018. What about revenues? They actually rose slightly by 0.2 percent, despite some declines in certain revenue categories. This is an important statistic, because it is the first clean metric we have comparing a period of time with the tax cuts in full implementation to a period before the tax cuts.

Moreover, some of the increased tax revenue from more payroll taxes likely would not have occurred without the job creation spawned by the tax cuts. If you isolate the revenue tallies for individual and corporate taxes, the government obviously did lose some revenue in certain categories, but it was made up by a $15 billion increase in payroll tax revenue (FICA, Social Security taxes), in addition to increased revenue from excise taxes.

The annual deficit after just three months stood at $319 trillion, well on pace to smash the trillion-dollar deficit mark for the first time in a booming economy.

Thus, this bipartisan era of debt is worse than anything we’ve seen this generation, and it is all happening with record revenue and a booming economy – with no world war consuming our economy and budget.

Thanks to Republican-approved budget deals, for the first three months of the fiscal year, outlays for HHS are up 12.5 percent, outlays for the Department of Education spiked 23 percent, and outlays for the Department of Commerce have doubled! Meanwhile, outlays on Homeland Security have actually been down by 30 percent because of less disaster spending under FEMA than last year. But it’s not like we went on a spending binge for Border Patrol and ICE. Outlays on military spending are up 8.45 percent, but again, what is the purpose of the military if we use it everywhere else in the world except against those who most directly harm us at our own border?

All of this spending is creating a crisis with interest payments on the debt. Net interest payments for the first quarter are up to $100 billion. That is an annualized pace of $400 billion, almost twice the level it has been in recent years. And this is just the beginning.

What is driving the most debt? The issue where Republicans now agree with Democrats: socialized medicine. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is now bashing the Freedom Caucus for opposing the key element of Obamacare responsible for driving up the cost of insurance, thereby generating the massive spending and the monopoly created by the health care industry.

Health care is the 800-pound gorilla in the room. Federal spending on health care (not including state expenditures) is projected to be $17 trillion over the next 10 years, dwarfing the cost of Social Security and the military. By 2047, health care spending will be about 25 percent greater than the insolvent and crushing cost of Social Security. As such, health care in itself is the largest driver of the other great crisis, as noted: the mushrooming cost of the interest on the debt itself. Health care spending alone will be greater than all the revenue from payroll taxes and corporate income taxes combined and almost as large as individual income tax revenue.

This is all going to the creation of a monopoly in a circuitous death spiral of price inflation and increased government spending. It’s no mystery why our national expenditures on health care have popped from $27 billion in 1960 to over $3.3 trillion today. Assuming health care would rise at the same rate as the rest of the economy, that number would be under $250 billion today. If we flushed $1.6 trillion down the toilet every year, we’d come out with a better result because we’d just waste money. Now, we are taking that wasted money and artificially inflating the cost of health care to the point that nobody can afford it without government continuing the death spiral of spending, monopolizing, and price inflation.

Yet Republicans have acquiesced to every degree of this baseline and are only debating how much more socialized medicine they will countenance while fake-fighting the rest. Then they will say we have to agree to the new socialized medicine in order to fight the next plan. Rinse and repeat.

Now, instead of looking to cut spending elsewhere, Republican senators met with Ivanka Trump to see how they can create a new entitlement of paid family leave like they have in Europe, but of course without adding to the deficit and distorting our job market! They will find a “conservative way” to agree to Democrats.

With the deficits for FY 2019 skyrocketing just as much as the illegal immigration numbers, at some point conservatives need to asses their rate of return on the Republican Party.

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I Love My Freedom

Published  2 months ago

It's been a wild week. If you thought it the Left couldn't get any crazier after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called for an end to cows, airplanes and gas cars, you were wrong. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.,

MAGA Daily Report

Published  2 months ago

Newt Gingrich called out Don Lemon the other day and accused him of being hostile to America.

Don Lemon, never known for shying away from controversy, is firing back today at the former Speaker. From The Hill:

CNN anchor Don Lemon fired back at former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) after Gingrich said Lemon was “hostile to America.”

Gingrich on Tuesday tweeted that Lemon was “hostile to America” after he pressed singer Gladys Knight on her decision to sing the national anthem at Sunday’s Super Bowl.

Lemon responded to Gingrich on Friday, writing that he was breaking his “rule of not responding to Twitter trolls” in doing so.

“Ms. Knight, who I greatly admire & have interviewed before, was well aware of the anthem controversy & chose to speak with me about it,” Lemon wrote.

“Not asking her about it would have been a dereliction of journalistic integrity,” he continued. “We can respect someone, ask tough questions & hold them to account. It’s the American way. Republicans, lately, should try it.”

Knight sparked criticism with her decision to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl amid controversy surrounding the event.

Many artists chose to boycott the Super Bowl in response to the NFL’s treatment of former player Colin Kaepernick, who sparked the movement of players kneeling in protest during the national anthem to protest police brutality.

1- Newt, I’m breaking my rule of not responding to Twitter trolls just for you. You’re welcome. Just so you know Ms. Knight, who I greatly admire & have interviewed before, was well aware of the anthem controversy & chose to speak with me about it. https://t.co/xWE9Vnqts7

— Don Lemon (@donlemon) February 8, 2019

Lemon even asked the famous singer if singing the anthem in such a politically charged environment would ruin her career. What a question, huh?

2 Not asking her about it would have been a dereliction of journalistic integrity. We can respect someone, ask tough questions & hold them to account. It’s the American way. Republicans, lately, should try it. By the way, don’t play me, play lotto. Your odds are better. https://t.co/beU3kj6yMY

— Don Lemon (@donlemon) February 8, 2019

She replied:

“People are going to have their opinions about whatever, and all I can deal with right now is what my heart says.”

“I just want them to know that we have a country that’s worth standing up for.”

USA TODAY

Published  2 months ago

Presidents have long named friends and political allies to government posts; Trump is the first modern president to also appoint his paying customers.

MAGA Daily Report

Published  2 months ago

This is just stunning and shows you exactly what is wrong with the Democratic party. They are lemmings and you must toe the party line or else.

The sad thing is they demand this fealty even when the party line is wrong, wrong for them and wrong for the country.

But off they go, heading over the cliff unaware of what they do. From The Gateway Pundit:

A video clip from President Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night shows Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-NV) appearing to give a profane warning to Sen. Krysten Sinema (D-AZ) for giving Trump a standing ovation during his speech as he spoke about the passage of Right to Try legislation last year.

Sinema was already out of step, having worn a pink dress rather than the white protest message attire worn by Rosen (on Sinema’s right with her arm in a sling) Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and dozens of other Democrat women at Trump’s speech to a Joint Session of Congress.

In the clip, Sinema is seen standing and applauding Trump while all her fellow Democrats near her sit stone-faced and not applauding.

Rosen slowly stands up right next to Sinema and with a sideways glance appears to mutter, “Watch your ass”, at Sinema, then sternly looks away. Sinema acknowledges Rosen with a defiant nod and stays standing. Sinema and Rosen are both freshmen senators having been elected last November.

The line Sinema gave a standing ovation to Trump was, “And to give critically ill patients access to lifesaving cures, we passed, very importantly, Right to Try.”

She's like that out of control new friend in the group that hasn't learned the rules yet. pic.twitter.com/xgB4143psD

— MAGA MICHELLE AGGRESSIVELY SMIRKING (@Trump454545) February 6, 2019

There’s so much we agree on as Americans. We must cut red tape for businesses, grow jobs, and work together to bridge manufactured partisan divides. I’ll continue to stand up for #AZ against this unnecessary trade war and keep working with anyone to get results for Arizona.

— Kyrsten Sinema (@SenatorSinema) February 6, 2019

Newt Gingrich echoed the Senator from Arizona writing for Fox:

Every once in a while a speech is so effective and powerful it changes the trajectory of history.

President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address was that kind of speech.

If you have not seen it, you should watch it online. Reading it will only convey 10 percent of its power. It was the interaction of the president with the members of Congress and the audience in the galleries that was so compelling.

As a former Speaker of the House who had to stand and applaud President Bill Clinton when he said, “The era of big government is over,” I knew exactly what was going on in Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s mind. She had to sit and be pleasant while her major opponent got her own party to repeatedly stand with enthusiastic applause. She had to listen politely to the person she spends every day attacking. The vice president is always a happy and a solid cheerleader. When I was Speaker, Al Gore would sit next to me and enthusiastically applaud everything President Clinton said. Last night, Mike Pence was cheerfully standing and applauding as often as possible. Having the opposition party’s top cheerleader sit next to you just makes the Speaker’s job harder.

Speaker Pelosi at times could not help herself. She would conspicuously pick up the speech text and read it to find out how much longer she had to remain disciplined and pretend to be a good hostess (the president is the guest of the House). When even her most radical new members began standing and applauding, she must have experienced a bit of despair.

I knew the speech would become historic when, even before it ended, I saw a tweet from Jerry Falwell Jr. proclaiming, “Best State of the Union speech in my lifetime delivered by the best @POTUS since George Washington and it’s not even over yet! God bless @realDonaldTrump!”

Fox News

Published  2 months ago

Every once in a while a speech is so effective and powerful it changes the trajectory of history. President Trump’s 2019 State of the Union address was that kind of speech.

Rantt

Published  2 months ago

Trump and the GOP have lied about our immigration system for years. It’s time for the media to set the record straight.

AP News

Published  2 months ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing clear political peril, President Donald Trump will deliver his second State of the Union address at a moment when his bully pulpit is uncertain and his negotiating skills in question after a monthlong government shutdown that exposed fractures in his party and sent his poll numbers tumbling. Trump hopes to use his Tuesday speech to reset his agenda and begin to gear up for his 2020 re-election campaign. But even as the president promises a theme of unity, his performance is likely to draw cheers from one side of the deeply divided Congress and stony silence from the other.

Crooks and Liars

Published  2 months ago

An item in the indictment of Roger Stone states that in August, 2016, Jerome Corsi urged Stone to “start suggesting” Hillary Clinton was feeble and had had a stroke. It just so happens that’s exactly what Sean Hannity did shortly thereafter. Was Hannity caught up in the Russia conspiracy to win the election for Trump? We don’t know yet.

Item 13 c., beginning on Page 4 of the indictment states (with my emphases added):

On or about August 2, 2016, Person 1 emailed STONE. Person 1 wrote that he was currently in Europe and planned to return in or around mid-August. Person 1 stated in part, “Word is friend in embassy plans 2 more dumps. One shortly after I’m back. 2nd in Oct. Impact planned to be very damaging.” The phrase “friend in embassy” referred to the head of Organization 1. Person 1 added in the same email, “Time to let more than [the Clinton Campaign chairman] to be exposed as in bed w enemy if they are not ready to drop HRC. That appears to be the game hackers are now about. Would not hurt to start suggesting HRC old, memory bad, has stroke – neither he nor she well. I expect that much of next dump focus, setting stage for Foundation debacle.”

Person 1 is believed to be Corsi; Organization 1 is obviously Wikileaks.

Coincidentally, Hannity began baselessly suggesting Clinton had suffered a stroke and was suffering from seizures less than a week later.

My earliest indication is on August 8, 2016, when Hannity cited a Drudge Report headline, “detailing Hillary Clinton's history with falls and speculating that the former Secretary of State could be experiencing a serious undisclosed medical condition.”

Two nights later, on August 10, Hannity unsuccessfully pressed two medical doctors to diagnose Clinton as having suffered seizures, based on her behavior with a group of reporters in a video. “This looks like violent, out of control movements on her part,” Hannity insisted. One of those reporters in the video, AP’s Lisa Lerer, later came forward to say that she thought Clinton was deliberately exaggerating her response for comic effect, not having any kind of health problem. She also noted that nobody from Fox had ever asked for her eyewitness account.

On September 7, 2016, Hannity had better luck getting Herman Cain to diagnose Clinton. “This shows that [Clinton’s] staff is pushing her out there despite her physical condition. She needs to get medical help,” “Dr.” Cain asserted.

On September 14, 2016, Hannity sought medical diagnoses from two anti-Clinton authors. One, a former Secret Service agent who wrote a discredited anti-Clinton book, said he’s an “expert on observation” and on “Secret Service procedures” and, therefore, a video clip of Clinton stumbling into a van “disturbs me greatly.” “You’re saying there’s something seriously wrong with her,” Hannity said eagerly. The other guest, discredited Hillary-hater Ed Klein, claimed “friends and associates” had told him that Clinton “frequently faints or swoons” and that is “just the tip of the iceberg of something that’s been going on for a long time.”

On September 23, 2016, Hannity played some of his favorite video clips and said to his political panel, “She seems unhinged! … What is that? … “I think there’s something wrong here … Watch all of a sudden her head twitching and twitching and twitching.”

On September 25, 2016, Hannity fruitlessly prodded Newt Gingrich to diagnose Clinton: “Watch this twitching that she does! One, four, five, six and does it again! ….Boom, boom, boom! … Add that to the deep-vein thrombosis, the cerebral venal thrombosis. Add that to her collapse and all the other health issues she’s had. What do you think’s going on here?”

On August 15, 2016, Newsweek’s Kurt Eichenwald condemned Hannity’s behavior in a column titled, “SEAN HANNITY: APOLOGIZE TO THOSE WITH EPILEPSY, OR BURN IN HELL.” Eichenwald, an epileptic himself, noted that Clinton’s behavior in no way resembled a seizure and condemned Hannity for promoting falsehoods about what a seizure might look like. Even worse was Hannity’s suggestion that someone with epilepsy was unfit for the presidency.

So it was no surprise that the passage about Clinton’s health in the Stone indictment also caught Eichenwald’s attention. In a series of tweets yesterday, he argued that, whether wittingly or unwittingly, Hannity became part of the Russian conspiracy to elect Trump.

Eichenwald highlighted how that August email, in which Corsi urged Stone to start “suggesting HRC old, memory bad, has stroke” was in preparation for a damaging October document dump that was expected to focus on Clinton’s health. However, it’s not at all clear that Hannity knew what Wikileaks was up to, much less the machinations of Russia.

It seems quite possible to me that someone on the Trump team merely told Hannity they wanted to target Hillary about her health and he happily complied or that he merely adopted the strategy as his own, after seeing it on Drudge first.

However, it’s also quite possible that Hannity knew what was going on, at least to some extent, and was a willing participant.

In any event, if Fox didn’t see a need to provide a full explanation of Hannity’s relationship with Trump and the Trump campaign previously, the Stone indictment ought to be a wake up call that the network better get to it now.

Republished with permission from Newshounds.us

SFChronicle.com

Published  2 months ago

In the end, President Trump learned two lessons in Politics 101 the hard way from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: People who own shutdowns never win them. And if he ever was Washington’s unquestioned alpha politician, he’s not anymore. Even according to some conservatives. In agreeing Friday to end the partial government shutdown with no promise his southern border wall will ever be funded, Trump found out what divided government means. If the other party controls one chamber of Congress, as Pelosi’s Democrats now do for the first time in Trump’s presidency, nothing happens without negotiations.

Koke: Koke Report Front Page News

Published  3 months ago

FBN’s Kennedy on how Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) announced that she will run for president in 2020.

National Review

Published  3 months ago

Whether or not they like Trump, millions of voters still think the president is all that stands between them and socialism, radical cultural transformation, and social chaos.

Mail Online

Published  3 months ago

Longtime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen returned to his Manhattan apartment after suffering some kind of physical injury – with his arm appearing to be in a sling on a day President Trump branded him a liar.

Breitbart

Published  3 months ago

On Friday's broadcast of HBO's "Real Time," host Bill Maher stated he believes the BuzzFeed story about President Trump ordering Michael Cohen to lie to | Clips

Fox News

Published  3 months ago

Let’s look at a case study in Justice Department and news media bias: the treatment of President Trump compared with the treatment of Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California.

Fox News

Published  3 months ago

The mass rape and violence inflicted on women and children as they try to cross the U.S.-Mexico border is not a “manufactured crisis,” as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., claim.

For years, the Democrats have portrayed themselves as the true champions of social justice and women's rights – but their response to President Trump’s address to the nation Tuesday showed that their concern for victims is just empty rhetoric.

In a historic address from the Oval Office, the president revealed some harrowing statistics about border security, stating that “20,000 migrant children were illegally brought into the United States” in the last month alone, while roughly one-third of the women who attempt to cross our border illegally are sexually assaulted at some point along the journey.

NEWT GINGRICH: WHY TRUMP MUST WIN THE BORDER FIGHT -- HE CAN'T WALK AWAY WITHOUT A DEAL

“These children are used as human pawns by vicious coyotes and ruthless gangs,” the president said. “One in three women are sexually assaulted on the dangerous trek up through Mexico. Women and children are the biggest victims by far of our broken system.”

According to some reports, the statistic is even worse than that. A 2017 investigation estimated that 80 percent of women and young girls attempting to cross the U.S. border illegally fall victim to rape along the way.

In their shocking response to the president's passionate appeal for border security, however, Pelosi and Schumer insisted that the humanitarian crisis President Trump described doesn't actually exist.

“This is the tragic reality of illegal immigration on our southern border,” President Trump said during his speech. “This is the cycle of human suffering I am determined to end.”

In their shocking response to the president's passionate appeal for border security, however, Pelosi and Schumer insisted that the humanitarian crisis President Trump described doesn't actually exist.

“Most presidents have used Oval Office addresses for noble purposes,” Schumer said. “This president just used the backdrop of the Oval Office to manufacture a crisis, stoke fear, and divert attention from the turmoil in his administration.”

Manufacture a crisis? Stoke fear? That might just be the most hypocritical argument the Democrats have ever made.

For over a decade, the Democratic Party has prioritized the issue of sexual assault as an urgent issue for government to address, most prominently by claiming that “toxic masculinity” is fueling a “rape culture” on college campuses.

In fact, Pelosi herself called on the U.S. government to combat the “scourge” of sexual assault at American colleges and universities back in 2015, declaring that “violence against women is something that has to be put to rest wherever it occurs” and even calling the problem an “an epidemic.”

Evidently, Pelosi believes the need to combat sexual assault “wherever it occurs” does not apply to the southern border, where it occurs with horrifying regularity.

Think about that for a minute and try not to feel sick to the bottom of your stomach. The Democrats are fighting tooth and nail to maintain a crippled immigration system that enables the assault and rape of women and children regularly. They don’t care about victims – just potential voters.

If the Democrats really wanted to be champions of women’s rights and social justice, they would have embraced President Trump’s offer to address the ongoing tragedy on the border. Instead, Schumer and Pelosi dismissed the plight of those victims rather than acknowledge that the president made a valid point.

Pelosi and Schumer claim they support border security, but they sacrificed whatever credibility they might once have had by abandoning their concern for victims of sexual violence as soon as it stopped being politically advantageous.

Fox News

Published  3 months ago

The extraordinary story published Friday night in The New York Times headlined “F.B.I. Opened Inquiry into Whether Trump was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia” tells us how deeply sick the Washington establishment has become.

A group of bureaucrats – elected by no one – sat in a room and decided they would investigate the new president of the United States for possible treason. Let me repeat: treason. This is, after all, the implication of this investigation.

This group of bureaucrats reports to no one in elected authority. In a Justice Department where employees gave 97 percent of their presidential campaign contributions to Hillary Clinton, the hostility toward – and fear of – newly elected President Trump was deep.

NEWT GINGRICH: MUELLER PROBE HAS GONE FROM A WITCH HUNT TO AN INQUISITION OF TRUMP AND ALLIES

The senior members of the Justice Department (all promoted under the Obama administration) were clearly prepared to go all-out to repudiate the verdict of the American people in the 2016 election.

Further, these were Justice Department bureaucrats who had ignored the Clinton Foundation scandals, minimized the investigation into the Clinton email and Internet scandal, and ignored former President Clinton collecting money from Russians overseas while his wife was secretary of state.

Suddenly, these hitherto passive, dispassionate, and tolerant “law enforcement” bureaucrats were galvanized into investigating a president for possible treason.

When they made this decision, who did they share it with? Obviously, they could not go to President Trump, since he was the target of their investigation.

In an orderly world, they might have gone to Vice President Mike Pence and briefed him. Pence, after all, was a member of the U.S. House and governor of Indiana before he was vice president. There is no taint of any scandal involving anything Pence has ever done.

If these Justice Department anti-Trump fanatics were afraid to go to the White House, they could have briefed the leaders of the Judiciary and the Intelligence committees in the House and Senate. At that point they would have had some potential reality check.

President Trump was not betraying the Constitution. There is no evidence he ever considered betraying his country for the Russians. It is the Justice Department bureaucrats who have been betraying the Constitution.

As President Trump’s former attorney John Dowd said Saturday: “The (New York) Times story is an unwitting disclosure and verification of the utter corruption of their oaths by (fired FBI Director James) Comey and his colleagues to undermine the free election of the President of the United States. It was apparently done under the supervision of the Deputy Attorney General, who was reportedly ready to wear a wire to ensnare President Trump. This is the stuff of banana republics and dictatorships. This despicable, unlawful, official conduct undermines our entire federal criminal justice system which protects our liberty as a free people.”

This rogue investigation eventually mutated into the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller that has ruined lives, kept Americans in solitary confinement, and coerced confessions through threats of life-destroying and financially bankrupting prosecutions.

President Trump was not betraying the Constitution. There is no evidence he ever considered betraying his country for the Russians. It is the Justice Department bureaucrats who have been betraying the Constitution.

Leaking this report to The New York Times rather than submitting it to the Congress is just one more example of the willingness of Justice Department officials to violate the rules and undermine the rule of law in favor of the rule of power. It also lays bare their alliance with the liberal media to undermine and, if possible, destroy the duly elected president of the United States.

Washington Press

Published  3 months ago

A group of nine Republican Senators just filed a bill aimed to end government shutdowns forever, starting with President Trump’s ongoing and soon-to-be-longest-in-history border wall shutdown.

The End Government Shutdowns Act would automatically fund the government if appropriations bills are not passed on time by October 1st, but reduce funding levels by 1% every 90 days if Congress can’t finish passing its funding bills.

Alaska’s radio WTUU reports:

The bill, called the End Government Shutdowns Act, was introduced Friday by U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Rob Portman (R-OH), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Steve Daines (R-MT), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Mike Enzi (R-WY), John Barrasso (R-WY), Jim Risch (R-ID), and Mike Lee (R-UT).

According to them, the bill will “permanently prevent the federal government from shutting down, ensuring that essential government services aren’t disrupted and protecting taxpayers who must bear the resulting cost.”

“Shutdowns don’t work. Yet we’re seeing them happen time and time again,” Sen. Daines said in a press release. “The End Government Shutdowns Act will hold Congress accountable to funding the government and ensure that hardworking folks aren’t paying the price for the partisan, political games being played in DC.”

Having a group of nine Republican Senators who want to finally put an end to their party’s frequent extortion tactic of shutting down government represents a major break inside the Republican Party’s three-vote Senate majority.

GOP leader McConnell has stubbornly stymied all attempts at voting on government reopening legislation passed by the body just last month, dutifully enabling the President’s disgraceful border wall tantrum.

It’s ironic that Republicans are proposing to kill shutdowns forever, since it has been their weapon of choice for nearly forty years. Enabled by a 1980 decision by Pres. Jimmy Carter’s Attorney General, it was Republican President Ronald Reagan who began the political tactic of using the veto to shut down large parts of the government when he didn’t get his way. Even then, critics accurately pointed out that government shutdowns cost more money than Republicans fight about.

But it was Republican ex-Speaker Newt Gingrich who turned the government shutdown into the GOP’s political weapon of choice, beginning in 1990 and continuing through the Clinton presidency, which was when the GOP set the previous record of a 21-day stoppage of payments.

Republicans revived Gingrich’s politics of extortion after the Tea Party election of 2010 and since then have used both the archaic economy-destabilizing “debt ceiling” and the government shutdown as their twin tools of extortion.

As the 38-year history of the government shutdown demonstrates amply, it’s nothing but a Republican Party weapon of mass extortion.

If this Senate GOP-sponsored End Government Shutdowns Act passes, it would represent a sharp rebuke to the Republican Party’s political extortionists and provide a small silver lining for weary and frustrated American federal workers, who still see no light at the end of this dark and stupid tunnel.

Add your name to support the effort to prevent Trump from pardoning himself and his corrupt cronies!

CNBC

Published  3 months ago

In recent weeks, Kasich, whose two-term tenure as Ohio's governor ends Monday, has signaled to close advisors and some donors that he's looking to sign with either CNN or MSNBC he finishes his tenure as Ohio's governor.

Zero Hedge

Published  3 months ago

"We believe CNN declined a report from KUSI because we informed them that most Border Patrol Agents we have spoken to told us the barrier does in fact work." 

TheBlaze

Published  3 months ago

A San Diego television station reportedly caught CNN attempting to push an anti-border wall narrative on Thursday when CNN didn't hear what they wanted to hear in requesting a report from the station.

What are the details?

The station, KUSI-TV, reported that someone from CNN called the KUSI newsroom for a local perspective of the fiery debate centered on the U.S.-Mexico border.

KUSI reportedly provided previous reports that the border wall had been every effective after CNN asked for the "local view" on the border wall.

According to KUSI, CNN reportedly "declined to hear" from them after positing a pro-wall argument.

KUSI's Mike McKinnnon III wrote, "Thursday morning, CNN called the KUSI Newsroom asking if one of our reporters could give them a local view of the debate.

"KUSI offered our own Dan Plante, who has reported dozens of times on the border, including one story from 2016 that was retweeted by former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, and posted on DrudgeReport.com," McKinnon added.

The report went on to express that the station believes CNN declined to use the report "because we informed them that most Border Patrol agents we have spoken to told us the barrier does, in fact, work."

McKinnon added, "We have continuously been told by Border Patrol agents that the barrier along the southern border helps prevent illegal entries, drugs, and weapons from entering the United States, and the numbers prove it."

Anything else?

The station also shared a video report on the CNN request on Twitter.

The video's caption stated, "Thursday morning, @CNN called the KUSI Newsroom asking if a reporter could give them a local view of the debate surrounding the border wall and government shutdown. After we informed them about our past reports, they declined to hear from us."

Thursday morning, @CNN called the KUSI Newsroom asking if a reporter could give them a local view of the debate surrounding the border wall and government shutdown. After we informed them about our past reports, they declined to hear from us.

More info: https://t.co/RX4mB6EdNE pic.twitter.com/r0SAvWxFIm

— KUSI News (@KUSINews) January 11, 2019

TheHill

Published  3 months ago

A San Diego television station on Thursday said that CNN had asked for a "local view" and then "declined to hear from us" after past reports from the station showed that a border wall was effective.

Immigration, the partial government shutdown and President Trump's proposed border wall have all been topics dominating the cable news landscape since the shutdown began three weeks ago.

"Thursday morning, CNN called the KUSI Newsroom asking if one of our reporters could give them a local view of the debate surrounding the border wall and government shutdown," a report by KUSI, an independent station in San Diego that began airing in 1982, begins.

"KUSI offered our own Dan Plante, who has reported dozens of times on the border, including one story from 2016 that was retweeted by former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, and posted on DrudgeReport.com," it continues while linking to a border fence tour report.

"We believe CNN declined a report from KUSI because we informed them that most Border Patrol Agents we have spoken to told us the barrier does in fact work," it concludes. "We have continuously been told by Border Patrol Agents that the barrier along the Southern border helps prevent illegal entries, drugs, and weapons from entering the United States, and the numbers prove it."

The Hill has reached out to CNN for comment.

The partial government shutdown over funding for the wall reached its 21st day on Friday. Trump has demanded $5 billion for the wall while Democrats have offered $1.3 billion for border security measures.

Trump is said to be strongly considering a national emergency declaration as it appears a funding bill getting through Congress with his demands is unlikely. Some legal scholars and Democrats have argued the president does not have the authority to make such a declaration.

Fox News

Published  3 months ago

CNN’s new slogan is “Facts First” -- that’s after years of calling themselves “The Most Trusted Name in News.” No matter how they rebrand themselves it doesn’t make them any more believable.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  3 months ago

BUSTED! Local KUSI News just DESTROYED CNN’s last bit of remaining credibility! CNN asked local McAllen, Texas KUSI newsroom for the community’s view on the border wall with Mexico. KUSI reporter Dan Plante told them it’s not an issue in the community and the current barrier does in fact work! So CNN buried the story. […]

McKinnon Broadcasting

Published  3 months ago

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Thursday morning, CNN called the KUSI Newsroom asking if one of our reporters could give them a local view of the debate surrounding the border wall and government shutdown.

KUSI offered our own Dan Plante, who has reported dozens of times on the border, including one story from 2016 that was retweeted by former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, and posted on DrudgeReport.com. The Border Fence Tour is below.

We believe CNN declined a report from KUSI because we informed them that most Border Patrol Agents we have spoken to told us the barrier does in fact work.

We have continuously been told by Border Patrol Agents that the barrier along the Southern border helps prevent illegal entries, drugs, and weapons from entering the United States, and the numbers prove it.

Some of KUSI’s most recent border reports from can be seen below:

November 26, 2018: Hundreds of additional troops headed towards San Ysidro border crossing

November 14, 2018: US hardens border at Tijuana to prepare for migrant caravan

October, 22, 2018: Exclusive look inside drug tunnel between U.S. and Mexico

We Build the Wall, Inc.

Published  3 months ago

Brian Kolfage, – Mr. Kolfage was born in Detroit and grew up in Waikiki, Hawaii. The Air Force sent him to Iraq in 2003. He was hand-picked to perform security for high profile missions in direct support of IRAQI FREEDOM where he performed high risk combat convoy security operations ensuring all assets remained safe and secure, with zero loses. On September 11, 2004, during his second tour, his airbase in Balad, Iraq fell under rocket attack. He was thrown into the air, losing both of his legs and his right arm instantly. He remained conscious the entire time. The doctors at Walter Reed National Medical Center began to prepare Mr. Kolfage’s family for his death. He remained in a coma for three weeks but made a miraculous recovery. With incredible determination, He walked out of Walter Reed only 11 months after being injured. In 2005-2007 he worked as a United States Air Force civilian overseeing personnel security by administering the foreign travel program: briefed/outlined potential known security threats abroad–zero incidents. He masterfully oversaw a security/force protection training program for 105+ personnel. In 2017, Mr. Kolfage cofounded Military Grade Coffee Company which became a top 50 grocery product on Amazon in 1 year. He worked on Congresswoman Gabby Gifford’s Veterans Advisory Committee, from 2009- 2011. Mr. Kolfage is the most severely wounded Airman to survive any war. He is driven by his love for life, his country and his family. In 2014, he earned his bachelor’s in architecture design at the University of Arizona.

John Daniel Moran, Jr. -Mr. Moran is an American businessman, entrepreneur and industrialist best known for his role as President & CEO of Moran Industries, Inc., a premier warehousing, logistics and transportation company based in Pennsylvania that was founded in 1975. Moran Industries holds over 5 million square feet of warehousing space and is the only logistics company in central Pennsylvania to control thirteen rail heads. The company maintains relationships with many Fortune 500 and household, name brand companies. In addition to his duties at Moran Industries, Inc., Moran serves as the manager to multiple limited liability companies that conduct business in the areas of commercial real estate construction, development, and management. He is also involved in the ownership of marine and aerospace asset based companies as well as companies involved in the development and exploration of natural gas wells and pipelines in the Pennsylvania Marcellus shale formation. In 1987, Moran graduated from Kings College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and began his career at Moran Industries, Inc. While at Moran Industries, he developed a focus on providing economic opportunities to the communities in which he conducts business operations. He has served on the Industrial Properties Corporation Board for Union County and is a former member of the Board of Directors for Guaranty Bank Corporation. Additionally, his lifelong commitment to redeveloping Brownfields has led to the creation of more than 2,500 family sustaining jobs. For these efforts, Moran was awarded the Adam Smith Award for Excellence in Economic Leadership and Development in 2014. Moran actively participates in community focused initiatives. Previously, he served on the Board of Directors for Geisinger Health System Foundation and the Board of the Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land. Additionally, he served on the bipartisan Federal Judicial Nominating Committee created by the late Senator Arlen Specter and the late Senator John Heinz, which is responsible for making recommendations regarding vacancies in the federal judiciary. Moran currently serves on the Board of the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Moran is a close economic advisor to numerous local, state, and federal candidates and elected officials. He also served alongside Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett as the Private Sector co-chair of the Team PA Foundation, a nonpartisan & nonprofit organization established in 1997 to connect private and public sector leaders to propel economic progress for Pennsylvania.

Dr. Robert S. Spalding III, Brig Gen, USAF (Ret)- Dr. Rob Spalding is an accomplished innovator in government and a national security policy strategist. He has served in senior positions of strategy and diplomacy within the Defense and State Departments for more than 26 years. He was the chief architect of the framework for national competition in the Trump Administration’s widely praised National Security Strategy (NSS), and the Senior Director for Strategy to the President. Dr. Spalding is globally recognized for his knowledge of Chinese economic competition and influence, as well as for his ability to forecast global trends and develop innovative solutions. Dr. Spalding’s relationship with business leaders, fostered during his time as a Military Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, allowed him to recommend pragmatic solutions to complex foreign policy and national security issues, which are driving positive economic outcomes for the nation. Dr. Spalding’s groundbreaking work on competition in Secure 5G has reset the global environment for the next phase of the information age. Dr. Spalding is a skilled combat leader, promoter of technological advances to achieve improved unit performance, and a seasoned diplomat. Under Dr. Spalding’s leadership, the 509th Operations Group—the nation’s only B-2 Stealth Bomber unit—experienced unprecedented technological and operational advances. Dr. Spalding’s demonstrated acumen for solving complex technological issues to achieve operational success, was demonstrated when he led a low-cost rapid-integration project for a secure global communications capability in the B-2, achieving tremendous results at almost no cost to the government. As commander, he led forces in the air and on the ground in Libya and Iraq. During the UUV Incident of 2016, Dr. Spalding averted a diplomatic crisis by negotiating with the Chinese PLA for the return of the UUV, without the aid of a translator. Dr. Spalding has written extensively on national security matters. He is currently working on a book concerning national competition in the 21st Century. His work has been published in The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Foreign Affairs, The American Interest, War on the Rocks, FedTech Magazine, Defense One, The Diplomat, and other edited volumes. His Air Power Journal article on America’s Two Air Forces is frequently used in the West Point curriculum. Dr. Spalding is a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has lectured globally, including engagements at the Naval War College, National Defense University, Air War College, Columbia University, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and other Professional Military Educational institutions. Dr. Spalding received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Agricultural Business from California State University, Fresno, and holds a doctorate in economics and mathematics from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He was a distinguished graduate of the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, and is fluent in Chinese Mandarin.

Erik Prince – Erik Prince is an American businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL officer that founded the government services and security company Blackwater USA, now known as Academi. He served as its CEO until 2009 and later as chairman, until Blackwater Worldwide was sold in 2010 to a group of investors. Prince currently heads the private equity firm Frontier Resource Group and is chairman of Hong Kong-listed Frontier Services Group Ltd. He is the brother of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

Tom Tancredo – Mr. Tancredo is an American politician from Colorado, who was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in 1976 and resigned in his third term to accept a position in the Reagan Administration as the Regional Representative for the United States Department of Education and was reappointed by George H. W. Bush. He was then elected to the United States Congress representing the state’s sixth congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1999 to 2009 as a Republican. He ran for President of the United States during the 2008 election and was the Constitution Party’s nominee for Governor of Colorado in 2010 and received 617,030 votes (36.7%), coming in second place, well ahead of the Republican Party nominee, who got about 11% of the vote. Mr. Tancredo has been referred to as Congress’ most vociferous critic of current immigration policy.

“Sheriff” David Alexander Clarke Jr.- Sheriff Clarke is a former law enforcement official. His career in law enforcement began in 1978 at the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD). He rose through the ranks in his 24 years with the department. He was a patrol officer for eleven years and then a homicide detective; he was promoted to lieutenant of detectives in 1993 and captain in 1999. In 2002, He was appointed to the position of Sheriff by Governor Scott McCallum and later elected that same year to his first four-year term. He was reelected in November 2006, 2010 and 2014. He served in that position until 2017. On February 28, 2017, He published a book titled Cop Under Fire: Moving Beyond Hashtags of Race, Crime and Politics for a Better America. Even as a registered democrat he is an extremely strong and vocal supporter of securing the southern border and the Trump administration’s immigration policy. He has stated that ICE and the border patrol isn’t enough and that local citizens need to be prepared able to protect themselves from violent crimes that are committed by illegal aliens.

Kris Kobach – served as the Secretary of State of the State of Kansas from 2011-2019. A leader in the national effort to stop voter fraud, he drafted and pushed for the Kansas Secure and Fair Elections (SAFE) Act of 2011, which made Kansas the first state in the Union to combine photo ID requirements at the polls, equivalent ID requirements for mail-in ballots, and proof of citizenship at the time of registration. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Kobach served as an informal advisor in immigration and border security to then-candidate Donald Trump. After the 2016 election, he served on the Trump Transition team, helping to launch the Trump Administration’s immigration reforms. In 2017, President Trump tapped Kris Kobach to lead the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity, along with Vice President Mike Pence. Kobach received his B.A. degree with highest distinction from Harvard University in 1988. He graduated at the top of his class in the Harvard Government Department. In 1988, the British government awarded him a Marshall Scholarship, which took him to England for post-graduate study. In 1992 he received his Doctorate in Political Science from OxfordUniversity. In 1995 he received his J.D. from YaleLawSchool. He served as a law professor at the University of Missouri—Kansas City School of Law from 1996 to 2011. As a professor, he taught constitutional law, immigration law, legislation, and legal history. In 2001, he was awarded a White House Fellowship, which took him to Washington, DC, to work for the Bush Administration in the office of U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft. He was later appointed Counsel to the Attorney General. In that capacity, he served as the Attorney General’s chief adviser on immigration law and border security. He returned to Kansas in 2003. Since 2001, Kris Kobach has been a leading figure in the battle to reduce illegal immigration. He co-authored Arizona’s SB 1070 immigration law of 2010, Arizona’s Legal Arizona Workers Act of 2007, and Alabama’s HB 56 of 2011, as well as numerous other state and local laws that discourage illegal immigration. He has defended these laws in courts across the country. He also represented the 10 ICE agents who sued the Obama Administration to stop the illegal DACA executive amnesty in 2012. Kris Kobach is a regular columnist for Breitbart.com and is seen frequently on FOX News Channel and other national news networks. He and his wife, Heather, have five daughters, Lilly, Reagan, Molly, Charlie, and Josie; and they reside on a farm in Lecompton, Kansas.

Mary Ann Mendoza– Ms. Mendoza lost her son Brandon in 2014, after his police car was hit by an intoxicated driver who was in the U.S. illegally. She is one of several parents who have been meeting with President Trump about how to tighten restrictions on immigrants in the country illegally. She is recognized as one of Trump’s “Angel Families,” a group of individuals that have had members of their families murdered/killed by illegal immigrants. She has aggressively petitioned for taking the 136 billion dollars the U.S. gives annually to illegal immigrants for health care, food, education, and housing and use it to build the border wall.

Steve Ronnebeck– Mr. Ronnebeck lost his 21-year-old son Grant who was killed for a pack of cigarettes by an illegal immigrant in 2015. Grant’s story in Mr. Ronnebeck’s own words, “January 22nd, 2015, Grant was at work on his overnight shift. An illegal alien came in, wanted to buy cigarettes, dumped a jar of change out on the counter. Grant went to count the change and wasn’t counting fast enough, so basically, this man pulled a gun. Grant did everything he was supposed to do and gave him the cigarettes. The man went ahead and executed him and shot him point blank in the face.” Mr. Ronnebeck was invited on Friday June 22, 2018, to a Trump hosted an event at the White House for those that are relatives of victims killed by illegal immigrants. He founded the Ronnebeck Institute to study immigration policy, border security and criminal activity.

Sara Carter – Sara A. Carter is a Fox News Contributor and the Executive Director & Founder of the Dark Wire Investigation Foundation. She writes award winning stories for her website SaraACarter.com. She offers expertise as a national and international award winning investigative reporter whose stories have ranged from national security, terrorism, immigration and front line coverage of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. She was formerly with Circa News, Los Angeles News Group, The Washington Times, The Washington Examiner and wrote numerous exclusives for U.S.A. Today, U.S. News World Report, and Arutz Sheva in Israel. Her work along the U.S. Mexico border paved a new path in national security related stories in the region. Her investigations uncovered secret tunnel systems, narcotics-trafficking routes and the involvement of Mexican federal officials in the drug trade. She has also spent nearly a decade covering the war in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan since 2008. She has garnered two National Headliner Awards and in 2008, she was awarded the Society of Professional Journalists nationally recognized Sigma Delta Chi award for her multiple-part series in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico that uncovered the brutality of the Gulf and Sinaloa Cartel wars along the border. Ms. Carter, who speaks Spanish fluently, is the daughter of a Cuban immigrant mother and her father was a Marine and veteran of two wars. She has six beautiful children and is married to a war-hero and incredible husband, who was blinded while on a mission fighting terrorists in Afghanistan for the Defense Department.

Dustin Stockton – Mr. Stockton is a political strategist, speaker, writer, grassroots advocate known to stir up populist movements. Born and raised in Northern Nevada, he is the proud Father of four children. As a Tea party organizer, he designed and implemented plans that created hundreds of rallies, tens of millions of dollars in independent expenditure election campaigns for candidates, and he made leading contributions to the design of several communication platforms to bypass mainstream media. He has been working for nearly a decade to build the world’s most effective political organization to push the kind of robust policy agenda President-Elect Trump is proposing including founding America First Project. During his political career, he has delivered live speeches to more than a million people, raised tens of millions for candidates and organizations like Newt Gingrich and TheTeaParty. Mr. Stockton’s articles, videos, and emails for Breitbart.com, Gun Owners of America and others have been read and viewed by millions with many being featured on Drudge, Rush Limbaugh, and TV News. He has professionally advised dozens of House and Senate candidates on messaging, campaign structure, and strategy and other political influencers like Herman Cain and Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Tiffiny Ruegner– Political strategist, speaker, editor, political writer, activist organizer and mother of 3 & foster mom. 2009-2013; Worked for various organizations like National Field Director for Tea Party Express, National E.D. for the TeaParty.net, Executive Director for Women Warriors PAC, National Field Director for Western PAC creating an undeniable presence for each through radiothons, press conferences, four National bus Tours including ‘mega rallies’ like Showdown in Searchlight and other media stunts for ‘dark horse’ candidates such as Scott Brown- MA, Senator Mike Lee- UT, Congressman Raul Labrador-ID, Joe Miller- AK, Christine O’Donnell- DE, and non-candidates like Sarah Palin, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Andrew Breitbart and others. She has consulted with organizations like Cain Solutions, ACU- CPAC, Eagle Forum, Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama and presidential candidates like Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain, including becoming State Director and campaign Advisor (NV) for Newt Gingrich in Nevada presidential primary. 2013-2018; co-founder of Right Wing News helped grow the 10,000 Facebook page organically to 3.5 million and website traffic increase from 500,000 per month to over 20 million per month. Advised and assisted Brian Kolfage conceptualize and organize Fight4FreeSpeech.com which led to the We Build the Wall campaign.

Jennifer Lawrence – Media liaison, activist, campaign operative and journalist. As an activist, she’s traveled to nearly every corner of America building a national grassroots network. As a campaign consultant, she has advised Presidential candidates, House and Senate campaigns, and a variety of Political Action Committees and non-profits like the Latino National Republican Coalition of NY. She spent much of the 2016 Presidential Election covering the candidates as a full-time reporter for Breitbart News where her videos and articles were featured on the election’s most influential news site. She is a native of New York and a graduate of the same military high school as President Donald Trump, the New York Military Academy and is also the Executive Communications Director for NYMA Alumni Association. She studied and received a degree with honors in women’s studies at the University of Colorado Boulder and State University of New York, Purchase College. She was the London Center’s first intern and has continued her work with Generals, foreign diplomats, and other high-ranking officials seeking ways to contribute to complex National Security and Foreign Policy Issues through her media expertise.

Amanda Shea– Social media director, political commentator, journalist. Ms. Shea studied political science at the University of Utah where she interned at talk radio station 570KNRS as a broadcast assistant and news writer. During this time, she focused her attention on mastering multiple social media platforms within politics. Amanda began working for various news outlets like Biz Pac Review and others while also running her up and coming business Shea Media LLC. Her success as a writer soon caught the attention of Senior Airman Brian Kolfage, Jr who operated his own conservative news website, and brought her onto his team. Within the first month of contributing to his site, profits quadrupled. Traffic continued to climb every month for the next six months when the two decided to become business partners and an unmatched social media force. Their total social media footprint on Facebook grew to over 10 million followers until Facebook shut them down which led Ms. Shea to her current projects Fight4FreeSpeech.com and WeBuildtheWall.US

YourVoice America

Published  3 months ago

THE GATEWAY PUNDIT: CNN asked local McAllen, Texas KUSI newsroom for the community’s view on the border wall with Mexico.

KUSI reporter Dan Plante told them it’s not an issue in the community and the current barrier does in fact work!

So CNN buried the story.

They refused to air the report!

On Thursday night KUSI called them out!

This was JUST DEVASTATING!

KUSI reported:

Thursday morning, CNN called the KUSI Newsroom asking if one of our reporters could give them a local view of the debate surrounding the border wall and government shutdown. KUSI offered our own Dan Plante, who has reported dozens of times on the border, including one story from 2016 that was retweeted by former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, and posted on DrudgeReport.com. The Border Fence Tour is below.

We believe CNN declined a report from KUSI because we informed them that most Border Patrol Agents we have spoken to told us the barrier does in fact work. We have continuously been told by Border Patrol Agents that the barrier along the Southern border helps prevent illegal entries, drugs, and weapons from entering the United States, and the numbers prove it.

Source: BUSTED! CNN Asks Local TX KUSI Reporter for View on Border Wall — Declines Segment After Reporter Says the Wall Works (VIDEO)

We Build the Wall, Inc.

Published  3 months ago

Brian Kolfage, – Mr. Kolfage was born in Detroit and grew up in Waikiki, Hawaii. The Air Force sent him to Iraq in 2003. He was hand-picked to perform security for high profile missions in direct support of IRAQI FREEDOM where he performed high risk combat convoy security operations ensuring all assets remained safe and secure, with zero loses. On September 11, 2004, during his second tour, his airbase in Balad, Iraq fell under rocket attack. He was thrown into the air, losing both of his legs and his right arm instantly. He remained conscious the entire time. The doctors at Walter Reed National Medical Center began to prepare Mr. Kolfage’s family for his death. He remained in a coma for three weeks but made a miraculous recovery. With incredible determination, He walked out of Walter Reed only 11 months after being injured. In 2005-2007 he worked as a United States Air Force civilian overseeing personnel security by administering the foreign travel program: briefed/outlined potential known security threats abroad–zero incidents. He masterfully oversaw a security/force protection training program for 105+ personnel. In 2017, Mr. Kolfage cofounded Military Grade Coffee Company which became a top 50 grocery product on Amazon in 1 year. He worked on Congresswoman Gabby Gifford’s Veterans Advisory Committee, from 2009- 2011. Mr. Kolfage is the most severely wounded Airman to survive any war. He is driven by his love for life, his country and his family. In 2014, he earned his bachelor’s in architecture design at the University of Arizona.

John Daniel Moran, Jr. -Mr. Moran is an American businessman, entrepreneur and industrialist best known for his role as President & CEO of Moran Industries, Inc., a premier warehousing, logistics and transportation company based in Pennsylvania that was founded in 1975. Moran Industries holds over 5 million square feet of warehousing space and is the only logistics company in central Pennsylvania to control thirteen rail heads. The company maintains relationships with many Fortune 500 and household, name brand companies. In addition to his duties at Moran Industries, Inc., Moran serves as the manager to multiple limited liability companies that conduct business in the areas of commercial real estate construction, development, and management. He is also involved in the ownership of marine and aerospace asset based companies as well as companies involved in the development and exploration of natural gas wells and pipelines in the Pennsylvania Marcellus shale formation. In 1987, Moran graduated from Kings College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and began his career at Moran Industries, Inc. While at Moran Industries, he developed a focus on providing economic opportunities to the communities in which he conducts business operations. He has served on the Industrial Properties Corporation Board for Union County and is a former member of the Board of Directors for Guaranty Bank Corporation. Additionally, his lifelong commitment to redeveloping Brownfields has led to the creation of more than 2,500 family sustaining jobs. For these efforts, Moran was awarded the Adam Smith Award for Excellence in Economic Leadership and Development in 2014. Moran actively participates in community focused initiatives. Previously, he served on the Board of Directors for Geisinger Health System Foundation and the Board of the Franciscan Foundation for the Holy Land. Additionally, he served on the bipartisan Federal Judicial Nominating Committee created by the late Senator Arlen Specter and the late Senator John Heinz, which is responsible for making recommendations regarding vacancies in the federal judiciary. Moran currently serves on the Board of the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Moran is a close economic advisor to numerous local, state, and federal candidates and elected officials. He also served alongside Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett as the Private Sector co-chair of the Team PA Foundation, a nonpartisan & nonprofit organization established in 1997 to connect private and public sector leaders to propel economic progress for Pennsylvania.

Dr. Robert S. Spalding III, Brig Gen, USAF (Ret)- Dr. Rob Spalding is an accomplished innovator in government and a national security policy strategist. He has served in senior positions of strategy and diplomacy within the Defense and State Departments for more than 26 years. He was the chief architect of the framework for national competition in the Trump Administration’s widely praised National Security Strategy (NSS), and the Senior Director for Strategy to the President. Dr. Spalding is globally recognized for his knowledge of Chinese economic competition and influence, as well as for his ability to forecast global trends and develop innovative solutions. Dr. Spalding’s relationship with business leaders, fostered during his time as a Military Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, allowed him to recommend pragmatic solutions to complex foreign policy and national security issues, which are driving positive economic outcomes for the nation. Dr. Spalding’s groundbreaking work on competition in Secure 5G has reset the global environment for the next phase of the information age. Dr. Spalding is a skilled combat leader, promoter of technological advances to achieve improved unit performance, and a seasoned diplomat. Under Dr. Spalding’s leadership, the 509th Operations Group—the nation’s only B-2 Stealth Bomber unit—experienced unprecedented technological and operational advances. Dr. Spalding’s demonstrated acumen for solving complex technological issues to achieve operational success, was demonstrated when he led a low-cost rapid-integration project for a secure global communications capability in the B-2, achieving tremendous results at almost no cost to the government. As commander, he led forces in the air and on the ground in Libya and Iraq. During the UUV Incident of 2016, Dr. Spalding averted a diplomatic crisis by negotiating with the Chinese PLA for the return of the UUV, without the aid of a translator. Dr. Spalding has written extensively on national security matters. He is currently working on a book concerning national competition in the 21st Century. His work has been published in The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Foreign Affairs, The American Interest, War on the Rocks, FedTech Magazine, Defense One, The Diplomat, and other edited volumes. His Air Power Journal article on America’s Two Air Forces is frequently used in the West Point curriculum. Dr. Spalding is a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has lectured globally, including engagements at the Naval War College, National Defense University, Air War College, Columbia University, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and other Professional Military Educational institutions. Dr. Spalding received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Agricultural Business from California State University, Fresno, and holds a doctorate in economics and mathematics from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He was a distinguished graduate of the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, and is fluent in Chinese Mandarin.

Erik Prince – Erik Prince is an American businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL officer that founded the government services and security company Blackwater USA, now known as Academi. He served as its CEO until 2009 and later as chairman, until Blackwater Worldwide was sold in 2010 to a group of investors. Prince currently heads the private equity firm Frontier Resource Group and is chairman of Hong Kong-listed Frontier Services Group Ltd. He is the brother of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

Tom Tancredo – Mr. Tancredo is an American politician from Colorado, who was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in 1976 and resigned in his third term to accept a position in the Reagan Administration as the Regional Representative for the United States Department of Education and was reappointed by George H. W. Bush. He was then elected to the United States Congress representing the state’s sixth congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1999 to 2009 as a Republican. He ran for President of the United States during the 2008 election and was the Constitution Party’s nominee for Governor of Colorado in 2010 and received 617,030 votes (36.7%), coming in second place, well ahead of the Republican Party nominee, who got about 11% of the vote. Mr. Tancredo has been referred to as Congress’ most vociferous critic of current immigration policy.

“Sheriff” David Alexander Clarke Jr.- Sheriff Clarke is a former law enforcement official. His career in law enforcement began in 1978 at the Milwaukee Police Department (MPD). He rose through the ranks in his 24 years with the department. He was a patrol officer for eleven years and then a homicide detective; he was promoted to lieutenant of detectives in 1993 and captain in 1999. In 2002, He was appointed to the position of Sheriff by Governor Scott McCallum and later elected that same year to his first four-year term. He was reelected in November 2006, 2010 and 2014. He served in that position until 2017. On February 28, 2017, He published a book titled Cop Under Fire: Moving Beyond Hashtags of Race, Crime and Politics for a Better America. Even as a registered democrat he is an extremely strong and vocal supporter of securing the southern border and the Trump administration’s immigration policy. He has stated that ICE and the border patrol isn’t enough and that local citizens need to be prepared able to protect themselves from violent crimes that are committed by illegal aliens.

Kris Kobach – served as the Secretary of State of the State of Kansas from 2011-2019. A leader in the national effort to stop voter fraud, he drafted and pushed for the Kansas Secure and Fair Elections (SAFE) Act of 2011, which made Kansas the first state in the Union to combine photo ID requirements at the polls, equivalent ID requirements for mail-in ballots, and proof of citizenship at the time of registration. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Kobach served as an informal advisor in immigration and border security to then-candidate Donald Trump. After the 2016 election, he served on the Trump Transition team, helping to launch the Trump Administration’s immigration reforms. In 2017, President Trump tapped Kris Kobach to lead the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity, along with Vice President Mike Pence. Kobach received his B.A. degree with highest distinction from Harvard University in 1988. He graduated at the top of his class in the Harvard Government Department. In 1988, the British government awarded him a Marshall Scholarship, which took him to England for post-graduate study. In 1992 he received his Doctorate in Political Science from OxfordUniversity. In 1995 he received his J.D. from YaleLawSchool. He served as a law professor at the University of Missouri—Kansas City School of Law from 1996 to 2011. As a professor, he taught constitutional law, immigration law, legislation, and legal history. In 2001, he was awarded a White House Fellowship, which took him to Washington, DC, to work for the Bush Administration in the office of U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft. He was later appointed Counsel to the Attorney General. In that capacity, he served as the Attorney General’s chief adviser on immigration law and border security. He returned to Kansas in 2003. Since 2001, Kris Kobach has been a leading figure in the battle to reduce illegal immigration. He co-authored Arizona’s SB 1070 immigration law of 2010, Arizona’s Legal Arizona Workers Act of 2007, and Alabama’s HB 56 of 2011, as well as numerous other state and local laws that discourage illegal immigration. He has defended these laws in courts across the country. He also represented the 10 ICE agents who sued the Obama Administration to stop the illegal DACA executive amnesty in 2012. Kris Kobach is a regular columnist for Breitbart.com and is seen frequently on FOX News Channel and other national news networks. He and his wife, Heather, have five daughters, Lilly, Reagan, Molly, Charlie, and Josie; and they reside on a farm in Lecompton, Kansas.

Mary Ann Mendoza– Ms. Mendoza lost her son Brandon in 2014, after his police car was hit by an intoxicated driver who was in the U.S. illegally. She is one of several parents who have been meeting with President Trump about how to tighten restrictions on immigrants in the country illegally. She is recognized as one of Trump’s “Angel Families,” a group of individuals that have had members of their families murdered/killed by illegal immigrants. She has aggressively petitioned for taking the 136 billion dollars the U.S. gives annually to illegal immigrants for health care, food, education, and housing and use it to build the border wall.

Steve Ronnebeck– Mr. Ronnebeck lost his 21-year-old son Grant who was killed for a pack of cigarettes by an illegal immigrant in 2015. Grant’s story in Mr. Ronnebeck’s own words, “January 22nd, 2015, Grant was at work on his overnight shift. An illegal alien came in, wanted to buy cigarettes, dumped a jar of change out on the counter. Grant went to count the change and wasn’t counting fast enough, so basically, this man pulled a gun. Grant did everything he was supposed to do and gave him the cigarettes. The man went ahead and executed him and shot him point blank in the face.” Mr. Ronnebeck was invited on Friday June 22, 2018, to a Trump hosted an event at the White House for those that are relatives of victims killed by illegal immigrants. He founded the Ronnebeck Institute to study immigration policy, border security and criminal activity.

Sara Carter – Sara A. Carter is a Fox News Contributor and the Executive Director & Founder of the Dark Wire Investigation Foundation. She writes award winning stories for her website SaraACarter.com. She offers expertise as a national and international award winning investigative reporter whose stories have ranged from national security, terrorism, immigration and front line coverage of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. She was formerly with Circa News, Los Angeles News Group, The Washington Times, The Washington Examiner and wrote numerous exclusives for U.S.A. Today, U.S. News World Report, and Arutz Sheva in Israel. Her work along the U.S. Mexico border paved a new path in national security related stories in the region. Her investigations uncovered secret tunnel systems, narcotics-trafficking routes and the involvement of Mexican federal officials in the drug trade. She has also spent nearly a decade covering the war in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan since 2008. She has garnered two National Headliner Awards and in 2008, she was awarded the Society of Professional Journalists nationally recognized Sigma Delta Chi award for her multiple-part series in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico that uncovered the brutality of the Gulf and Sinaloa Cartel wars along the border. Ms. Carter, who speaks Spanish fluently, is the daughter of a Cuban immigrant mother and her father was a Marine and veteran of two wars. She has six beautiful children and is married to a war-hero and incredible husband, who was blinded while on a mission fighting terrorists in Afghanistan for the Defense Department.

Dustin Stockton – Mr. Stockton is a political strategist, speaker, writer, grassroots advocate known to stir up populist movements. Born and raised in Northern Nevada, he is the proud Father of four children. As a Tea party organizer, he designed and implemented plans that created hundreds of rallies, tens of millions of dollars in independent expenditure election campaigns for candidates, and he made leading contributions to the design of several communication platforms to bypass mainstream media. He has been working for nearly a decade to build the world’s most effective political organization to push the kind of robust policy agenda President-Elect Trump is proposing including founding America First Project. During his political career, he has delivered live speeches to more than a million people, raised tens of millions for candidates and organizations like Newt Gingrich and TheTeaParty. Mr. Stockton’s articles, videos, and emails for Breitbart.com, Gun Owners of America and others have been read and viewed by millions with many being featured on Drudge, Rush Limbaugh, and TV News. He has professionally advised dozens of House and Senate candidates on messaging, campaign structure, and strategy and other political influencers like Herman Cain and Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Tiffiny Ruegner– Political strategist, speaker, editor, political writer, activist organizer and mother of 3 & foster mom. 2009-2013; Worked for various organizations like National Field Director for Tea Party Express, National E.D. for the TeaParty.net, Executive Director for Women Warriors PAC, National Field Director for Western PAC creating an undeniable presence for each through radiothons, press conferences, four National bus Tours including ‘mega rallies’ like Showdown in Searchlight and other media stunts for ‘dark horse’ candidates such as Scott Brown- MA, Senator Mike Lee- UT, Congressman Raul Labrador-ID, Joe Miller- AK, Christine O’Donnell- DE, and non-candidates like Sarah Palin, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Andrew Breitbart and others. She has consulted with organizations like Cain Solutions, ACU- CPAC, Eagle Forum, Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama and presidential candidates like Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain, including becoming State Director and campaign Advisor (NV) for Newt Gingrich in Nevada presidential primary. 2013-2018; co-founder of Right Wing News helped grow the 10,000 Facebook page organically to 3.5 million and website traffic increase from 500,000 per month to over 20 million per month. Advised and assisted Brian Kolfage conceptualize and organize Fight4FreeSpeech.com which led to the We Build the Wall campaign.

Jennifer Lawrence – Media liaison, activist, campaign operative and journalist. As an activist, she’s traveled to nearly every corner of America building a national grassroots network. As a campaign consultant, she has advised Presidential candidates, House and Senate campaigns, and a variety of Political Action Committees and non-profits like the Latino National Republican Coalition of NY. She spent much of the 2016 Presidential Election covering the candidates as a full-time reporter for Breitbart News where her videos and articles were featured on the election’s most influential news site. She is a native of New York and a graduate of the same military high school as President Donald Trump, the New York Military Academy and is also the Executive Communications Director for NYMA Alumni Association. She studied and received a degree with honors in women’s studies at the University of Colorado Boulder and State University of New York, Purchase College. She was the London Center’s first intern and has continued her work with Generals, foreign diplomats, and other high-ranking officials seeking ways to contribute to complex National Security and Foreign Policy Issues through her media expertise.

Amanda Shea– Social media director, political commentator, journalist. Ms. Shea studied political science at the University of Utah where she interned at talk radio station 570KNRS as a broadcast assistant and news writer. During this time, she focused her attention on mastering multiple social media platforms within politics. Amanda began working for various news outlets like Biz Pac Review and others while also running her up and coming business Shea Media LLC. Her success as a writer soon caught the attention of Senior Airman Brian Kolfage, Jr who operated his own conservative news website, and brought her onto his team. Within the first month of contributing to his site, profits quadrupled. Traffic continued to climb every month for the next six months when the two decided to become business partners and an unmatched social media force. Their total social media footprint on Facebook grew to over 10 million followers until Facebook shut them down which led Ms. Shea to her current projects Fight4FreeSpeech.com and WeBuildtheWall.US

Daily Wire

Published  3 months ago

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A local news station in San Diego says that CNN contacted them for a "local view" from one of their reporters Thursday but lost interest upon learning that most Border Patrol Agents the station's reporters have interviewed have confirmed that a southern border barrier is effective in reducing illegal immigration.

KUSI News, "San Diego's more local news station," said in a report Thursday that CNN contacted them earlier that day interested in getting a "local view" from one of their reporters, particularly on whether the wall works, to supplement their coverage on the current government impasse over funding for the border wall, a key component of President Trump's attempt to curb illegal immigration.

"Thursday morning, CNN called the KUSI Newsroom asking if one of our reporters could give them a local view of the debate surrounding the border wall and government shutdown," the outlet reports. "KUSI offered our own Dan Plante, who has reported dozens of times on the border, including one story from 2016 that was retweeted by former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, and posted on DrudgeReport.com."

So why did CNN decline the "local view" they said they wanted? "We believe CNN declined a report from KUSI because we informed them that most Border Patrol Agents we have spoken to told us the barrier does in fact work," KUSI's Mike McKinnon III reports. "We have continuously been told by Border Patrol Agents that the barrier along the Southern border helps prevent illegal entries, drugs, and weapons from entering the United States, and the numbers prove it."

You can view some of their past reports here.

Here's the station's report on CNN's alleged sudden disinterest in a "local view" on the border wall (h/t The Hill):

As The Daily Wire has chronicled, left-leaning news outlets haven't tried very hard to hide their partisan position on the border wall question, a position which happens to align with the Democratic Party. Fact-check after fact-check by mainstream outlets, including The Washington Post, responded to Trump's first national Oval Office address Tuesday on the border crisis by working overtime to label his claims as "misleading."

As an example, here's how WaPo's Salvador Rizzo began his overtly one-sided "fact-check": "The first misleading statement in President Trump’s Oval Office address Tuesday night came in the first sentence." As that opening line suggests, the "fact-check" goes on to try to find anything Trump stated that could be deemed "misleading," while downplaying or outright ignoring his factual claims. One of those claims included: "In the last two years, ICE officers made 266,000 arrests of aliens with criminal records, including those charged or convicted of 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000 violent killings." WaPo called that "misleading" because about quarter or so of the 266,000 arrests were for immigration-related charges, a defense that was met with derision from conservatives.

Fox News

Published  3 months ago

The result was not as lopsided as the Clemson annihilation of Alabama in the National Championship game Monday night, but the outcome of the first head-to-head television effort of the new Congress was decisive. President Trump clearly gained ground and Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer lost ground.

Part of President Trump’s advantage was structural. Presidents almost always do better than Congressional leaders in a nationally televised setting. The emotional power of the Oval Office and the authority of the presidency have given every president in my lifetime a huge advantage over their congressional opponents.

Smart congressional leaders never pick themselves to respond. Ideally, they pick someone who offsets the president’s strengths. On Tuesday night, a young Hispanic member of Congress or representatives from border states, speaking with intensity and sincerity would have been 100 times better than the Nancy and Chuck show.

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To a degree no one could have anticipated, the two Democrats just looked bad. A friend of mine who consults on political media wrote me: “Trump should pay these guys to speak to the nation. They look like mummies risen from an ancient tomb. It’s like [an] SNL sketch.”

The self-destructive appearance of Pelosi and Schumer reminded me of “The Ev and Charlie Show” named for Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen and House Republican leader Charles Halleck. They tried to compete with President John F. Kennedy, who was a young charismatic master of television, and they ended up being ridiculed and becoming a symbol of ineffective old politics. Nancy and Chuck were building that reputation last night with their appearance.

President Trump had an advantage in simply having the clearer, better case. He used facts and references that built the argument for protecting our southern border as a matter of protecting Americans. The party that wants to protect Americans will almost always win against a party that wants to risk American lives for ideological and political objectives.

When the president asserted that, “In the last two years, ICE officers made 266,000 arrests of aliens with criminal records – including those charged or convicted of 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes and 4,000 violent killings,” he was being the commander-in-chief defending Americans from danger. The liberal media will do all it can to debunk and undermine this claim. However, every time an illegal immigrant kills or attacks an American, the public will move a step closer to President Trump.

The president’s claim that we need a physical barrier for our national security was also reinforced by professionals with years of experience on the border. When President Obama’s chief of U.S. Border Patrol, Mark Morgan, goes on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to defend Trump, it is clear where the argument is heading. Consider what Morgan said:

MORGAN: The President is right, the President of [the] Border Patrol council is right, [and] the other day when they had the national press conference and they got up and they said the wall works, they’re [sic] right. And it’s not based on a personal political ideology. That’s based on historical data and facts that can be proven.

CARLSON: So why do you think people oppose it?

MORGAN: That, I think, is a political point that they are trying to make. I personally, in my experience and I was also with The FBI for 20 years, I was special agent in charge of the El Paso Division right on the border. Tucker, I cannot think of a legitimate argument why anyone would not support the wall as part of the multilayered border security.

When President Obama’s head of the Border Patrol says the argument Pelosi and Schumer are making is not legitimate and only serves a political point, the Democrats are walking on very thin ground. They could rapidly find themselves in quicksand as the party which is unwilling to protect Americans.

There is more law enforcement support for President Trump’s proposed control of the southern border. Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot said that the fence and other security measures under the Secure Fence Act of 2006 dramatically impacted crime. “We were able to reduce [ancillary crimes] by 91 percent,” Wilmot told the Epoch Times. “The deaths in the desert, the rapes, the robberies, the homicides, the burglaries, the thefts.”

President Trump gained ground when he alluded to Senator Schumer’s vote in favor of the Secure Fence Act (which was also supported by Senators Clinton and Obama and has substantially reduced crime in Yuma, Arizona). Schumer can claim it was a different time and different circumstances, but it undermines his own hostility to a fence and makes it look like opposition to Trump rather than a principled position.

The president also helped his cause when he drew a strong distinction between legal migration and lawbreaking: “America proudly welcomes millions of lawful immigrants who enrich our society and contribute to our nation. But all Americans are hurt by uncontrolled, illegal migration.”

This was the president’s first Oval Office address to the nation. Compared to the debut of the Nancy and Chuck Show, the president can feel good that he has advanced the cause of securing the border while his opponents have further driven home how negative and lacking in solutions they are.

Clearly, on balance, it’s Trump 1, Pelosi-Schumer 0. Not a bad start on this new Congress.

MSNBC.com

Published  3 months ago

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) didn’t raise any objections three weeks ago when the Senate approved – by way of a voice vote – a spending package that would’ve prevented a government shutdown, without funding for a medieval border wall. At the time, the White House assured senators that Donald Trump would sign the bill and keep the government open.

A day later, conservative media told the president to change course, and he did – which point the South Carolina senator changed right along with him. In fact, yesterday, Graham appeared on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” and defended his party’s posture in a rather unusual way.

Graham said Republicans are “not going to put any offers on the table as long as people in charge of these negotiations accuse all of us who want a wall of being a racist and see our Border Patrol agents as gassing children. Until you get that crowd put to the sidelines, I don’t see anything happening.”

“Why would you negotiate with someone who calls you a racist?” Graham said.

The senator added, “I think we’ll have offers on the table when we find somebody that’s not crazy to deal with.” In the context of the interview, Graham’s comments seemed to be directed at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

The comments may have been a bit more candid than the Republican lawmaker intended. To hear Graham tell it, as the GOP’s shutdown continues into its third week, his party is reluctant to even propose possible solutions. That’s not an especially sound position given the fact that House Dems have already passed a resolution to the shutdown – the same one that Graham and other Senate Republicans approved of as recently as Dec. 19.

But it was that other line from Graham that stood out for me: “Why would you negotiate with someone who calls you a racist?” So, are we to believe Republicans might work constructively toward ending their shutdown if Democrats stopped hurting GOP leaders’ feelings?

If this seems at all familiar, it’s because we’ve been here before. In 1995, in the midst of the longest government shutdown in American history, then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) publicly confessed he’d shut down the government in part because then-President Bill Clinton had seated him toward the back of Air Force One following Yitzhak Rabin’s funeral in Israel.

“This is petty,” Gingrich acknowledged at the time. But, he added, “You’ve been on the plane for 25 hours and nobody has talked to you, and they ask you to get off the plane by the back ramp…. You just wonder, where is their sense of manners? Where is their sense of courtesy?” The Republican Speaker concluded, “It’s petty, but I think it’s human.”

The Gingrich “cry baby” meme soon followed.

More than a decade later, in 2008, as the global economy crashed, the House was poised to approve a rescue plan for the financial industry, but Republicans balked in the 11th hour, saying they were offended by Nancy Pelosi’s speech on the economic crisis. The top three leaders of the House Republican caucus – all of whom supported the legislation – held a press conference to say, earnestly and sincerely, that Pelosi’s “partisan” speech led at least a dozen House Republican lawmakers to vote against a package they would have otherwise supported.

It was a stunning admission: GOP leaders effectively said their own members voted against the nation’s interests during a crisis because Nancy Pelosi had hurt their feelings.

I’ll never forget then-Rep. Barney Frank’s (D-Mass.) response to the Republicans’ argument:

“Frankly, that’s an accusation against my Republican colleagues I would have never thought of making. Here’s the story: there’s a terrible crisis affecting the American economy. We have come together on a bill to alleviate the crisis. And because somebody hurt their feelings, they decide to punish the country. I mean, I would not have imputed that degree of pettiness and hypersensitivity. […]

“Think about this. ‘Somebody hurt my feelings, so I will punish the country.’ That’s hardly plausible. And there are 12 Republican members who were ready to stand up for the economic interest of America, but not if anybody insulted them. I’ll make an offer. Give me those 12 people’s names and I will go talk uncharacteristically nicely to them and tell them what wonderful people they are and maybe they’ll now think about the country.”

A decade later, Republicans have shut down the government, and Lindsey Graham asked a national television audience, “Why would you negotiate with someone who calls you a racist?”

If Democrats agreed to say nice things about Republican views on race, would the GOP end the shutdown? If Nancy Pelosi were uncharacteristically nice to Republican leaders, would GOP policymakers agree to take the same position they held a few weeks ago?

Breitbart

Published  3 months ago

The shutdowns of yore, however, were attended by a least some sense of national crisis. Not so the current shutdown.

Breitbart

Published  3 months ago

Pity poor Nancy Pelosi.

The California Congresswoman reclaimed the Speaker’s gavel this week after a campaign against her Democratic Party rivals and critics that was so terrifyingly and efficiently brutal that it even impressed Breitbart’s Matt Boyle. To those with a cinematic frame of mind it recalled The Godfather’s baptism of fire sequence depicting Michael Corleone relentlessly eliminating rivals for his family’s control of American organized crime.

As is now traditional when an opposition party seizes control of the House of Representatives, the Democrats promptly shut down the federal government. In fact, somehow the Democrats shut down the government even before formally taking control of the House. This was accomplished through the machinations of Chuck Schumer, the New Yorker who leads the Democratic minority in the U.S. Senate, nearly a week before Pelosi’s ascension, a timeline that Capitol Hill sources insist was in no way Schumer’s clever ploy to deprive Pelosi of the time-honored oppositional House majority leadership role of leading the shutdown enjoyed by Speakers Newt Gingrich in 1995 and 1996 and John Boehner in 2013.

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The shutdowns of yore, however, were attended by a least some sense of national crisis. Not so the current shutdown. It has barely shown up as a blip on the radar screen of our public life. Netflix’s claims about the viewership of “Birdbox” garnered more attention and more controversy. Even the last shutdown, initiated by Schumer and Pelosi a year ago, at least had a pretense to consequence.

Down on Wall Street, no one appeared to notice the government had been mothballed. The drama of the week revolved around trade negotiations, Federal Reserve policy, and Apple falling far from the China tree. The market tanked, tanked again, and then tanked some more. But no one pretended the shutdown had entered into their calculation of the proper value of equity shares. And when the market rallied on Friday, thanks to the addition of 312,000 jobs in December and Jerome Powell seeming to retreat to a view of monetary policy much closer to that of Donald Trump and CNBC’s Jim Cramer, it only highlighted the irrelevancy of the shutdown.

Not that shutdowns have ever had a big impact on stocks. If anything, stocks tend to rally by the end of shutdowns–although this may be simply a reflection that at any given point of time stocks tend to be higher than they were at most points in the past.

But they were at least shown some attention and deference. Wall Street analysts had to set out to reassure clients that shutdowns did not tend to produce anything bad for stocks. Brokers, back when we still called them that, had to entertain calls from clients worried about what it all meant. Mark Haines would interview men in ties and women in skirt suits and respectable pumps about what they thought the shutdown would mean for, say, the consumer discretionary sector.

Even the calm at least had the courtesy to greet the shutdown with a shrug.

Not this time. Conversations with financial advisers, as the brokers are now known, reveal that there has been no hue and cry from the heartland’s investors or retirees about the shutdown. Not even some concerned text messages. You would have had to watch CNBC in slow motion to catch a mention of the shutdown. And even as Pelosi and Schumer revealed that Trump had told them the shutdown could last for years, the market relentlessly rallied on Friday.

Pelosi’s first act as new Speaker, managing the shutdown for the House majority, was less than irrelevant on Wall Street in the first week of 2019. It was as if the thing that has consumed her first days in office were not happening at all.

MAGAVoter

Published  3 months ago

A local news station in San Diego is calling out CNN for “propaganda news.”

The San Diego station reports that CNN contacted them, asking to get a local reporters view on the “border wall” story, but then quickly changed their mind after the station indicated that the wall works in their community.

Business Insider reported that Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi calls the wall ineffective, and immoral.

Wall funding being on the table in a Democratic-controlled House is not likely either, as Pelosi called the construction of border wall “immoral, ineffective, expensive.”

“[Trump] also promised Mexico would pay for it, so even if they did, it’s immoral still and they’re not going to pay for it,” she said.

Watch the video:

Thursday morning, @CNN called the KUSI Newsroom asking if a reporter could give them a local view of the debate surrounding the border wall and government shutdown. After we informed them about our past reports, they declined to hear from us.

More info: https://t.co/RX4mB6EdNE pic.twitter.com/r0SAvWxFIm

— KUSI News (@KUSINews) January 11, 2019

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SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Thursday morning, CNN called the KUSI Newsroom asking if one of our reporters could give them a local view of the debate surrounding the border wall and government shutdown.

KUSI offered our own Dan Plante, who has reported dozens of times on the border, including one story from 2016 that was retweeted by former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, and posted on DrudgeReport.com.

We believe CNN declined a report from KUSI because we informed them that most Border Patrol Agents we have spoken to told us the barrier does in fact work.

We have continuously been told by Border Patrol Agents that the barrier along the Southern border helps prevent illegal entries, drugs, and weapons from entering the United States, and the numbers prove it.

Daily Kos

Published  3 months ago

2019 is going to be great. 2020 even better. Yeah, the shutdown sucks, but I imagine it can only last so long—Trump’s 54,000 border patrol agents are currently not getting paid, nor are the farmers who can’t get their bailout payments until the furlough ends. Trump will cave, and it's not going to get any better for him.

Several months ago, House leaders impressed upon the Donald the need to fix the damage done by Newt Gingrich. Back in the day, he took away staff from committee chairs to consolidate his own power. He figured he could outsource policy-making to lobbyists and right-wing think tanks—which is exactly how the GOP runs Congress. The big problem here is that oversight and investigations are hard to run with limited staff, and Hillary Clinton is not going to investigate herself.

Back in late August, Donald—living in his ego-inflated bubble--kept insisting that there would be a “red wave” and listened to pundits who told him that not only would the Democrats not take the House, but the GOP was likely to gain seats. That was the selling point for Congress to get their staff funding. The extra staff would be critical for conducting hearings and investigations, which would be “handy for investigating Hillary Clinton’s emails.”

Trump approved the extra $129 million for staff.

Donald Trump Is Handing House Democrats a Loaded Gun

When Democrats assume control of the House on January 3rd, they will have $129 million more to spend on staff than their predecessors in the 115th Congress did—money they can use to hire more personnel to, among other things, investigate the Trump administration.

And that, by the way, is exactly what she is doing:

Pelosi is on a hiring spree, looking to hire a "batch of attorneys" as they prepare for the largest congressional investigation of a sitting president in modern history https://t.co/KgXVbAEkBz

â TheSeminoleDemocrat (@TheSemDem) December 29, 2018

As the clip states, the House Judiciary Committee is running multiple ads for lawyers with expertise in criminal law, immigration law, constitutional law, antitrust law, and bankruptcy law, just to name a few. Legislators are saying that applications are pouring in. (As a commenter noted, people actually want to work for Democrats.)

Given that every week there’s a new Trump scandal, they are going to be busy:

BREAKING: NJ AG has evidence that managers at TrumpâÂÂs golf club gave fraudulent green cards & Social Security numbers to employees. When evidence was uncovered the AG didnâÂÂt trust Sessions, so they contacted Mueller. Now the FBI & Mueller are investigating the immigration crimes.

â Scott Dworkin (@funder) December 29, 2018

REMINDER: "The Prague meeting is more than the vaunted âÂÂsmoking gun.â It would constitute proof of TrumpâÂÂs collusion with the Kremlin to secure his election, something most Americans would fairly label treason."https://t.co/CuE6xxMKbx

â John Schindler (@20committee) December 27, 2018

On the flip side, the GOP just closed their investigation into Hillary’s emails and had to admit they had absolutely nothing. However, during this same time period, with the GOP and Trump obstructing in every way, Mueller’s team has managed to get either indictments or guilty pleas from 35 people and three companies. Just imagine what the Democratic House is going to find, now that they have subpoena power, staff, funding, and a toothless GOP that can no longer obstruct.

It has also been pointed out that Nancy could even put some funding aside in reserve, just in case Trump tries to fire Mueller and his team.

It’s almost sad that Trumpy really did think that the shutdown would “distract” Nancy from focusing on his Russian collusion and multiple crimes. Wrong again. Nancy knows a thing or two about multi-tasking. Trump is a toddler who can’t concentrate on a single thing--he can’t even drink out of a cup with one hand. It’s really not fair to pit these two against each other.

But I’m already having so much fun watching.

POLITICO

Published  4 months ago

"We must wait to see the entire picture and then engage the American people about how we go forward," the incoming House speaker told POLITICO.

latimes.com

Published  4 months ago

Trump is increasingly alone as aides leave, friends flip and investigations advance. A prosecution immunity agreement with AMI and Trump’s struggle to find a new chief of staff highlight his growing legal and political problems as he girds for subpoenas from House Democrats and other threats.

Breitbart

Published  4 months ago

During Sunday’s “The Cats Roundtable” on New York AM 970, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich reacted to former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe revealing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein conducted a push to remove President Donald Trump from office.

Gingrich called the plot “one of the great scandals in American history.”

“[I]f you look at things like McCabe and this whole FBI thing, which is, I think, one of the great scandals in American history,” Gingrich argued to host John Catsimatidis. “The whole idea that your most important law enforcement institution had people who were actively plotting in effect to overturn the elected president of the United States. The more we hear from McCabe and Comey on this, the clearer it is that this was an agency that was so corrupt and so out of control that I think if Hillary Clinton had won, there is no telling what would have happened to our freedom.”

Gingrich added that his hope is new Attorney General William Barr will look into how the FBI treated Hillary Clinton and her staff.”

“I’m hoping that [Barr] is going to look very carefully at everything going back to 2015 and the whole treatment of the Clintons and the treatment of the Clintons’ staff,” he said. “I mean, all these different pieces out there, the more we learn about them the sicker they are. … If it is true, as McCabe and others suggest, that Rosenstein was involved in a serious conversation about whether or not to apply the amendment to take away the president’s authority, I don’t see any way you could avoid dismissing him.”

100PercentFedUp.com

Published  4 months ago

Republican Newt Gingrich is a public figure the media and the left love to hate. He’s outspoken, he doesn’t care about hurt feelings, and he’s smart as a whip… He sounds like the perfect compliment to our current President. If the chatter on Twitter by White House correspondents is correct, Trump loyalist, Newt Gingrich, might […]

Big League Politics

Published  4 months ago

President Donald Trump’s upcoming government shutdown for Wall funding is going to be the most fun government shutdown ever, because it will be Trump’s first shutdown.

The Ted Cruz shutdown over Obamacare was pretty exciting, but it ultimately failed. Obviously the Newt Gingrich shutdowns were great and effective at pushing weak-willed Bill Clinton to the right. But this Trump shutdown is shaping up to be pretty epic. Hopefully he has people around him who realize that government shutdowns are not a big deal at all and the president should just sit back and enjoy it.

All government shutdowns do is demonstrate to the world how worthless the American federal government really is.

The New York Times pathetically tries to insinuate that Trump made a mistake by taking credit for the upcoming shutdown. But they are completely out of touch and they don’t realize that Trump’s MAGA base is already breaking out the popcorn for this awesome event.

The Times reported: “I will take the mantle,” Mr. Trump told the two Democratic leaders in the Oval Office, saying he would proudly close parts of the executive branch if he did not get his way. “I’m not going to blame you for it,” he continued. “The last time you shut it down, it didn’t work. I will take the mantle of shutting down, and I’m going to shut it down for border security.”nA smiling Mr. Schumer seemed more than satisfied with Mr. Trump’s retort. “O.K., fair enough,” he said.

New York Times passage ends

Yeah, okay, whatever.

First of all, so long as the President makes sure that the military stays active during the shutdown, these things don’t do any damage.

The media will tell sob stories about the poor government workers who get unpaid time off. Oh boo hoo. How much is a few days (weeks? months?) of salary worth when they live as servants in a globalist system where our borders are being erased.

This shutdown is going to rock so hard.

Dallas News

Published  4 months ago

As special counsel Robert Mueller's team probes deeper into potential collusion between Trump officials and representatives of the Russian...

Gingrich Productions

Published  4 months ago

Newt joins Sean on Hannity to discuss the release of the Flynn memo by the Special Counsel.

TheWrap

Published  4 months ago

Whoopi Goldberg is responding to Judge Jeanine Pirro's accusations that "The View" host told her to "get the f--- out" when she was a guest on the show

The Atlantic

Published  4 months ago

Newt Gingrich effectively called for the deportation of all practicing Muslims from the United States Thursday night. His suggestion, which would almost certainly be unconstitutional, represents perhaps the most sweeping call for a religious test proposed by a mainstream political figure over the last few years, which have seen a strong backlash against Islam.

“Let me be as blunt and direct as I can be. Western civilization is in a war. We should frankly test every person here who is of a Muslim background, and if they believe in sharia, they should be deported,” Gingrich said on Fox News. “Sharia is incompatible with Western civilization. Modern Muslims who have given up Sharia—glad to have them as citizens. Perfectly happy to have them next door.”

Gingrich continued by saying that anyone who visited a website associated with ISIS or Al-Qaeda should be prosecuted as a felon.

Gingrich has a tendency to speak off the cuff, often saying outrageous things, so it’s hard to tell how considered the comment was. But it represents a grave misunderstanding of both the First Amendment and “sharia,” an oft-blurred term.

On the first count, it’s hard to imagine Gingrich’s suggestion passing anything resembling constitutional muster. Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has advocated for a ban on Muslims entering the United States, and legal opinions diverge on that; some scholars believe that such a prohibition might be upheld in courts, based on immigration laws. What Gingrich is suggesting is radically different. He would not only change who the United States allows in; he would apparently seek to deport those already resident, including perhaps American citizens, “of a Muslim background,” and he would do so on the basis of a religious test, despite the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom to practice religion. (Would Anglo-Saxon or African American converts to Islam be spared?)

Such an approach would also be difficult to enforce. What would prevent a believer from simply lying? As many an anti-Islam campaigner has pointed out, Shia Islam grants believers a dispensation to conceal their faith in the face of persecution. In some cases—the Spanish Inquisition comes to mind—elaborate tests have been devised to sniff our secret Muslims and Jews, but those tests were both unscientific and obviously brutal; and even so small colonies of Muslims persisted in Spain, perhaps as late as the 1980s.

Are there any precedents for this in American history? The common parallel cited is the internment of Japanese Americans at the start of World War II, an incident that has been widely regarded as black mark on the nation’s history, if one that Trump has cautiously defended. But even that ban was based on ethnicity tied to a nation with which the U.S. was at war, not a religious identity spanning the globe.

Gingrich’s suggestion also represents a common if serious misunderstanding of sharia. “Sharia” is often used as a shorthand for radical Islamism, but Gingrich shows the limitation of that approach. To suggest that Muslims are acceptable as long as they don’t believe in sharia is a little like saying Christians are OK as long as they don’t believe the Gospel. In other words, any practicing Muslim believes in sharia. It’s simply a code of behavior and law in the religion, just as in any other religion. And just as there are Christians whose religious beliefs run the gamut from casual belief and church attendance on Christmas and Easter to those who commit violence and murder in the name of their religion, there is a range of Muslim beliefs that fit under the rubric of sharia. Might a reasonable Christian disavow someone like Eric Rudolph, insisting he represented a perversion or misunderstanding of what Jesus taught? Of course. But then most American Muslims would (and do) say the same of Islamist terrorists.

Gingrich’s latest comments are related to things he’s said before. In 2006, for example—at a dinner celebrating the First Amendment, no less!—the former House speaker argued that freedom of speech needed to be reconsidered in light of the threat of terrorism. Gingrich spoke out against the so-called Ground Zero Mosque, a proposed Islamic center in lower Manhattan, and he has advocated for banning the use of sharia in American courts. My colleague Conor Friedersdorf in 2012 rounded up some of Gingrich’s comments about Islam and Muslims, arguing that if they had been made about any other religious group, Gingrich would have been drummed out of polite circles.

But the idea of deporting any believing Muslims, including apparently U.S. citizens, is a major leap. It puts him well beyond even Trump, who previously said he might support a registry for Muslims but was unable to explain how such a registry would differ from Nazi Germany’s policies toward Jews. Gingrich has been said to be a top contender to be Trump’s running mate, but on Thursday it began to appear that Trump would instead choose Indiana Governor Mike Pence. In the wake of the Nice attacks, Trump postponed his announcement, which had been planned for Friday morning. Should he decide the attacks demand a more bellicose, anti-Islam vice-presidential candidate, Gingrich has made the case for himself.

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National Review

Published  4 months ago

Since Max Boot was reborn in the age of Trump, he’s decided that conservatism — pretty much all of it — was corrupt from the start.

Max Boot and I agree on quite a few things with regard to Donald Trump and even a couple of things about today’s GOP. So I understand — and empathize with — his account of how the rise of Trump could cause him to take a rigorous personal inventory and prompt him to embark on his “ideological journey.” But I find the spectacle of it quite ugly.

I have many problems with Max’s approach, but I will focus on two. First, he essentially admits — in his book and in interviews — that he didn’t do much firsthand analysis of conservatism and many conservative positions. The election of Donald Trump caused him to question the conservative movement he’d aligned himself with since he was a teenager, and:

Upon closer examination, it’s obvious that the history of modern conservatism is permeated with racism, extremism, conspiracy-mongering, isolationism and know-nothingism. I disagree with progressives who argue that these disfigurations define the totality of conservatism; conservatives have also espoused high-minded principles that I still believe in, and the bigotry on the right appeared to be ameliorating in recent decades. But there has always been a dark underside to conservatism that I chose for most of my life to ignore. It’s amazing how little you can see when your eyes are closed!

On most public controversies, he outsourced his convictions to those on the right he trusted or to conservative conventional wisdom and merely focused on his core issues. His adherence to a conservative party line was “a process of indoctrination — largely self-indoctrination, I should add — that took decades and that I am only now escaping.”

On one level, I don’t have a huge problem with Boot’s reliance on others. Every columnist, on both the right and the left, relies on experts, authorities, and colleagues they trust to do some of the heavy lifting for them. Whenever I write about guns, I always try to talk to someone like Charlie Cooke. When I write about North Korea, I make sure to talk to or read Nick Eberstadt. I don’t see this as “indoctrination” but education — and argumentation — because I will try to listen to the other side as well.

It’s also worth noting that I don’t recognize the ideological monolith Boot has discovered in hindsight. Indeed, at National Review, we’ve always celebrated the fact that conservatives are far more ideologically heterogeneous than the stereotypes (that was the original idea for the Corner — to show how conservatives could disagree with one another). And it should be admitted, forthrightly, that National Review has its own baggage on issues of race and other topics (as does, for example, The New Republic and virtually every old intellectual journal).

Regardless, it’s fine if Boot didn’t know much about conservative intellectual history and just took it on faith or extrapolated from the non-racists he worked among that they in fact represented his cause. And it’s even good that he admits it now. But since Boot has become reborn in the age of Trump, he’s decided that conservatism — pretty much all of it — was corrupt and he just never noticed. He has simply gone from defending one stereotype to attacking another. As Charlie puts it in his review of Max’s book:

Boot could quite easily have said, “The Republican party has been ruined by Donald Trump; conservatism has been hijacked by Trump, but also by people more extreme than I am; in consequence, I shall continue to believe what I believe, but I cannot be a part of either political party.” For some reason, however, he elects not to take this path and instead to attempt to retcon the whole conservative enterprise. By the last chapter, Boot has decided that all of conservatism is terrible — and that, in its non-Eisenhower form, it always has been. Conservatism, we learn, has not been hijacked by Donald Trump; it is Donald Trump, and so is everyone who helped found it. William F. Buckley Jr. was Donald Trump. Barry Goldwater was Donald Trump. Newt Gingrich was Donald Trump. Even George H. W. Bush was Donald Trump when campaigning. The good conservatives were the ones who ran away from conservatism when in office. Reading the book, one gets whiplash. Is the GOP bad because Trump has disgraced it? Or is it unappealing to Boot anyway? He’s not quite sure.

Leave aside the fact I don’t agree with Boot’s history of conservatism, nor am I inclined to outsource my judgment to his given how his emotions so clearly are in the driver’s seat. Nor am I moved by his constant conflation of the GOP with intellectual conservatism. It is the second part of my problem with Boot’s approach that bothers me the most. He is constantly boasting about his virtue while often claiming anyone who still holds the conservative positions he once did must be doing so in bad faith or be suffering from ideological indoctrination of the sort he suffered from. In fairness, he will sometimes check himself with a “to be sure” qualification about how there are a handful of “good conservatives” out there, but they are always the exceptions to the rule.

For instance, his Washington Post column on Tuesday was titled “I was wrong on climate change. Why can’t other conservatives admit it, too?” You would think with a headline like that, the column itself would provide an argument about conservatives. Instead we get a whole column demonstrating his commitment to liberal party line on climate change and a single paragraph of raw assertion tacked on at the end:

I’ve owned up to the danger. Why haven’t other conservatives? They are captives, first and foremost, of the fossil fuel industry, which outspent green groups 10 to 1 in lobbying on climate change from 2000 to 2016. But they are also captives of their own rigid ideology. It is a tragedy for the entire planet that the United States’ governing party is impervious to science and reason.

I see. So everyone on the right whom Boot once agreed with — at the Wall Street Journal and elsewhere — either is lying because they’ve whored themselves out to the fossil-fuel industry, or is an ideologically blinded zealot “impervious to science and reason.” And he knows this . . . how? Mind reading? Clearly — or at least presumably — he didn’t know this when he himself was a climate-change skeptic. Instead he’s discovered the truth about everyone who holds something like his old position only after he’s decided they’re all terrible in other ways, too.

There are a lot of different views on climate change on the right. (I myself am mostly in the Matt Ridley “lukewarmer” camp.) But he ignores all of the competing views in favor of an argument that amounts to little more than fan service for liberal readers. One can believe that climate change is a real concern, with some legitimate science on its side, while also believing there is a range of available policy options that do not conform to the liberal party line and declining to act in a spirit of righteous panic. (Noah Rothman notes how the enlightened position on climate change must always be even more “hysteria.”) Acknowledging this is not an option for Boot because he is a modern Diogenes, carrying his lamp by day in search of the last honest man on the right. But since he departed, there are none to be found.

LifeZette

Published  5 months ago

The Florida recount travesty, in which supervisor Brenda Snipes is involved, has now spurred seven lawsuits so far

The Gateway Pundit

Published  5 months ago

Guest post by Mike LaChance at American Lookout: Lindsey Graham appeared on the Hannity show this week and said that Democrats will do basically anything to win the seats they’re contesting. He is right, of course. We are seeing it play out in Florida, Georgia, Arizona and California. IJR reported: ‘There’s Nothing Democrats Won’t Do […]

RedState

Published  5 months ago

Democrats have made it clear that, when it comes to gaining power, they can no longer be trusted to do the right thing. We have to wonder how many close elections, rightly won by a Republican...

Daily Intelligencer

Published  5 months ago

Trump’s anti-democratic impulses have shaped American public life for two years now. Election Day is a chance to shift that dynamic.

WayneDupree.com

Published  5 months ago

Former Speaker Of the House Newt Gingrich came out swinging on Saturday with a special op-ed after a New York Times reports regarding Pres. Trump.

The New York Times claims that the FBI opened a counterintelligence probe on Pres. Trump to investigate the potential of him working with Russia. The story: “F.B.I. Opened Inquiry into Whether Trump was Secretly Working on Behalf of Russia,” was published on Friday evening when everyone was on their way home. This is usually called the Friday evening dump. It’s mainly for politicos and super newsy nerds. Regular Americans don’t have time for these things and DC knows it.

A group of bureaucrats – elected by no one – sat in a room and decided they would investigate the new president of the United States for possible treason. Let me repeat: treason. This is, after all, the implication of this investigation.

This group of bureaucrats reports to no one in elected authority. In a Justice Department where employees gave 97 percent of their presidential campaign contributions to Hillary Clinton, the hostility toward – and fear of – newly elected President Trump was deep.

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The senior members of the Justice Department (all promoted under the Obama administration) were clearly prepared to go all-out to repudiate the verdict of the American people in the 2016 election.

Further, these were Justice Department bureaucrats who had ignored the Clinton Foundation scandals, minimized the investigation into the Clinton email and Internet scandal, and ignored former President Clinton collecting money from Russians overseas while his wife was secretary of state.

Suddenly, these hitherto passive, dispassionate, and tolerant “law enforcement” bureaucrats were galvanized into investigating a president for possible treason.

When they made this decision, who did they share it with? Obviously, they could not go to President Trump, since he was the target of their investigation.

This news is more evidence that Democrats have no grasp of business – they can’t comprehend that large scale real estate developers (such as Trump) frequently build internationally, including in Russia, which runs a Capitalist economy also.

Dems instead believe that Russia is an “enemy” and likely since Democrats are basically dishonest also, believe that everyone else lies and is corrupt too. Attempting to develop real estate is Russia isn’t a crime or “collaborating with the enemy” even though Democrats, because they typically have the mentality of a twelve year old – believe it is “dealing with the enemy.”

Robert Mueller should have targeted at least a 1/2 dozen or so of the rotten Democrat crooks just for appearance sake. Now the whole country knows this is a dirty democrat coup attempt against a duly-elected President.

To be fair, if a Democrat is ever elected to sit in the Oval office again, a Special Council should immediately be formed for the sole purpose of creating or finding any crimes committed by him or anyone who has ever had any connection or contact with the him/her, with the sole purpose of imprisoning or impeaching him/her.

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Conservative Tribune

Published  5 months ago

In just a few days, immigrants who are not yet citizens will go to the polls in San Francisco and legally vote.

This is the first election under a new law that allows non-citizens to vote in the city’s school board elections. To date, only 35 non-citizens have registered to vote, although California allows voters to sign up on election day, The Associated Press reported.

Those who supported the measure said that because the children of non-citizens are in the city’s schools, voting rules needed to change.

“As a parent myself and a former member of the SF Board of Education it is critical that the voices of all parents are at the table particularly those that have historically been denied a voice in the process,” said Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer of District 1, according to the New York Post.

Fewer said non-citizens have been restrained from exercising their vote by the temper of the times.

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“We’re in an unprecedented arena of animosity toward our immigrant community, and that has really stopped people from voting,” she said.

Harmeet Dhillon, an attorney and member of the National Republican Committee, said the new step is flat-out wrong.

“Voting is a sacred privilege and a sacred right of citizens. It should not be trivialized for political gain,” she said.

In an Op-Ed for Fox News, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said the San Francisco law is part of a dangerous political trend.

” …the long-range plans Democrats have for a ruling majority depend on continuous law-breaking to get enough non-Americans to vote. The Californians who don’t support the radical views of Democrats can simply be eclipsed by non-citizen voters supporting the Democrats,” he wrote.

Gingrich said Congress should make the issue plain.

“A sound immediate step would be for Congress to pass a law reaffirming that you must be an American citizen to vote in all American elections. Let’s see how many Democrats would oppose this simple requirement,” he wrote.

The Public Interest Legal Foundation has found that, legal or not, non-citizens are registering in states such as Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virginia.

The group found that in Virginia, about 5,600 voters on the rolls were not citizens, and that a third had voted in past elections.

“Our voter registration system masks non-citizens and allows the opportunity to vote until they decide to self-report at their own peril. All of this could have been prevented if states actually verified citizen eligibility upfront,” said Logan Churchwell, communications and research director for the foundation.

Voter rolls have become controversial. Late last year, the conservative activist group Judicial Watch sued California because 11 counties in the state had voter registration percentages greater than 100 percent of the “age-eligible” population, according to a news release from the group.

“California may have the dirtiest election rolls in the country,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said. “Federal law requires states to take reasonable steps to clean up their voting rolls. Dirty voting rolls can mean dirty elections. This lawsuit aims to ensure that citizens of California can have more confidence that their elections are fair and honest.”

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I Love My Freedom

Published  5 months ago

Sometime this weekend, the first National Guardsmen will arrive on the U.S. border with Mexico to offer support for a "secret mission." This weekend, 150 National Guardsmen from Texas will arrive at the border. In addition

Gingrich Productions

Published  6 months ago

Newt discusses Nancy Pelosi's criticism against Trump's border wall on Mornings with Maria.

Sean Hannity

Published  6 months ago

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich stopped by ‘Hannity’ Wednesday night to weigh-in on the 2018 midterms; predicting the entire election will hinge on two key issues: Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s brutal confirmation battle and the approaching “migrant caravan.”

“We’re better off, but that’s not what this election is about. This election is a life-and-death struggle with a left-wing movement that wants to radicalize America,” said Newt.

“Sometimes politicians and their consultants do all this planning and history just picks things up and changes everything. I think two words are going to define the 2018 election: One is ‘Kavanaugh’ and the other is ‘caravan,’” he added.

Washington Examiner

Published  6 months ago

The Trump administration’s often overlooked list of achievements has surpassed those of former President Reagan at this time and more than doubled since the last tally of accomplishments after his first year in office, giving President Trump a solid platform to run for reelection on.

Gingrich Productions

Published  6 months ago

Newt discusses the decision Americans have this November on America's Newsroom.

dailycaller

Published  6 months ago

The Daily Caller

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True Pundit

Published  6 months ago

South Carolina Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy said the information in a batch of Russia investigation documents that President Donald Trump was considering for declassification will prove “embarrassing” for the Department of Justice, FBI and former CIA Director John Brennan.

Gowdy made the remarks in an interview with Fox News on Thursday. The next day, President Donald Trump retracted his order to the Justice Department to declassify and release the documents. But the Republican left open the possibility that the records could be released down the road.

But Gowdy, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, provided a preview of what to expect from the documents if they are eventually released.– READ MORE

.@newtgingrich: “Brennan should never have been director of the Central Intelligence.” pic.twitter.com/oaGTgGsNAr

— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 20, 2018

Monday, former Speaker Newt Gingrich ripped former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) John Brennan, saying he “should never have been” in that position.

Gingrich argued on “Fox & Friends” that Brennan is political, “lacking in common sense” and lied about what happened in Benghazi.

“Frankly, Brennan should never have been director of the Central Intelligence,” stated Gingrich. – READ MORE

Fox News

Published  7 months ago

This week, Texas Republicans won a special election for a state Senate seat in a district along the Mexican border. Every Republican campaign in the country should study this race carefully.

Sean Hannity

Published  7 months ago

A Republican candidate for Texas Senate stunned political insiders across the Lone Star State this week, winning a seat held by Democrats for 139 years and raising serious questions over the liberal dream of “flipping” Texas blue.

Republican Pete Flores defeated Democrat Pete Gallego in dramatic fashion Tuesday, turning a reliably Democrat district red in a region that voted for Hillary Clinton by 12% over Donald Trump during the 2016 election.

“I owe this first to God and then to the grassroots in all of our counties in Senate District 19,” Flores said. “Primarily this is an example of what happens when you have a united front and a grassroots effort. So now it’s time to go to work.”

“Flores, a political newcomer competing against a seasoned former Democratic congressman, won in a district that is 73 percent Hispanic and African American – despite virtually all political analysts’ expectations,” added former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.

“Republicans everywhere should also study this Texas state special election and make the 2018 midterms a big choice election for all American voters. And with only 48 days left until November 6, they must act now,” he added.

Read the full report at Fox News.

New York Post

Published  7 months ago

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‘It’s the Lord of the Flies on LaSalle Street,” wrote columnist John Kass. In case the references are unclear, whether because high schools haven’t been assigning the William Golding novel in the last few decades or because out-of-towners unaccountably don’t realize that Chicago’s City Hall front is on LaSalle Street, Kass was writing about Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s announcement that he won’t run for a third term next February.

Should readers from outside Chicagoland care? Yes, because Emanuel’s surprise exit is a sign of the unworkability of policies that will go national if Resistance Democrats oust Donald Trump, and indeed of some policies embraced by Trump as well.

Emanuel will be leaving office as a frustrated and unsuccessful mayor, even though he is one of the great political talents of his generation. Former Clinton fundraiser and White House staffer, Chicago congressman and chairman of House Democrats’ campaign committee when they overturned a Republican majority in 2006: He’s done it all.

He gave up a House leadership post to be Barack Obama’s first White House chief of staff; he gave that up to run for mayor — the job that every traditional Chicago politician considers far more important than anything “out of town” (said with a derisive curl of lip).

Emanuel’s decision — and his robust victory margin — suggested that he intended to stay at 121 North LaSalle Street about as long as the 20-plus years of the ally he replaced, Richard M. Daley, and Daley’s father before him. Instead he’ll serve just eight.

Emanuel inherited a city whose electorate was divided roughly equally between blacks on the South and West sides, Hispanics on the West and Northwest sides and gentry liberals running ever farther inland from the lakefront. It had a great economic heritage and enjoyed robust growth in the 1990s.

It has been downhill since. Chicago and Illinois have been hobbled by metastasizing pension obligations, frozen in place by state courts and state House speaker Michael Madigan. Taxes have been rising: Shoppers on North Michigan Avenue pay the nation’s highest taxes.

Chicagoans have been voting with their feet. Metro Chicago has by far the highest percentage of domestic out-migration of any major metropolitan area, and net outflow this decade is 5 percent of its 2010 population. In particular, blacks have been leaving metro Chicago for Atlanta and other points south.

Emanuel’s electoral base has been lakefront liberals plus a plurality of whichever minority group hasn’t produced his main opponent. That was blacks in 2015, but his standing with black voters has been hurt by his concealment during electoral season of the videotape of a police shooting of a young black man.

At the same time, Emanuel acquiesced in Obama administration oversight of the city’s police department. And police officers’ retreat from proactive policing has led to enormous increases in shootings and homicides.

I happened to be in Chicago in the early weeks of December 2008 and saw the celebratory air of a city festooned with posters hailing the new president — the first president Chicago ever produced. But after leaving office in January 2017, Obama has not moved back to Chicago and recently only visited briefly. Hope and change is not in the air.

Chicago is one of the great creations of mankind: a frontier post in 1833 that was one of the world’s great cities just 60 years later, showing off in the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 its new lakefront parks, its new electric light systems, its sanitary canal channeling wastewater away from Lake Michigan, its pioneering skyscrapers and enormous stockyards and factories.

Now the economic foundations of the metropolis are being drained and undermined to provide the generous pensions of long-retired public employees, many of them now in income-tax-free Florida, while public schools are closed, services reduced, police patrols pulled back.

That looks like a future of decline for Chicago, and maybe for America, too. Democrats have shown zero interest in reducing the entitlements of retirees, not since President Bill Clinton broke off negotiations with House Speaker Newt Gingrich amid the impeachment crisis of 1998. Ditto Donald Trump, and no Republican seems to be raising the issue, as President George W. Bush did in 2005.

It’s not a good sign — like a cold wind coming off Lake Michigan — that even as shrewd and well-connected a politician as Rahm Emanuel doesn’t see a viable way forward.

I Love My Freedom

Published  8 months ago

With the midterm elections rapidly approaching and the relentless deep state dirty cop Robert "Bob" Mueller showing no signs of wrapping up his sweeping witch hunt, it's hard to not see that things are coming

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Published  8 months ago

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Fox News

Published  8 months ago

There is now no excuse for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to ask to interview President Trump.

Fox News

Published  8 months ago

A few weeks ago, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) wrote an article for Vox explaining the movement’s goals – to end capitalism and radically change America.

American Greatness

Published  8 months ago

This article is adapted from Dinesh D’Souza’s new book Death of a Nation, out July 31 from St. Martin’s Press. His movie of the same title opens nationwide on Friday, August 3. An interesting phenomenon in politics is

Sean Hannity

Published  8 months ago

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich stopped by ‘Hannity’ Thursday night to weigh-in on Robert Mueller’s never-ending Russia investigation; saying the Attorney General needs to intervene immediately.

“98 or 99 percent of what Mueller’s doing is not covered by Sessions’ recusal over the Russian campaign investigation. Sessions -if he did his job- could intervene tonight or tomorrow, it would be totally within his authority and he should,” said Newt.

“The President should take every example of what we’re talking about and simply declassify it. I want to see every decision memo about Benghazi where the Obama team consciously decided to lie to the American people,” he added.

Watch Gingrich on ‘Hannity’ above.

WSJ

Published  8 months ago

Donald Trump’s approval rating edged higher during a week in which he faced withering criticism following a summit with Vladimir Putin, signaling that he is positioned to weather the latest controversy.

The Federalist

Published  8 months ago

America can still be America without the intelligence bureaucracy we have today, or with our intelligence-gathering back in the control of the Pentagon.

Medium

Published  9 months ago

Saul Anuzis — who met Maria Butina several times — has connections and experience that would have likely interested her

Conservative Tribune

Published  9 months ago

Fox News

Published  9 months ago

President Trump said Tuesday that he accepts the U.S. intelligence agencies’ findings that Russia meddled in the 2016 election, but pushed back on critics of his meeting and press conference with Vladimir Putin.

gellerreport

Published  9 months ago

Facebook Twitter Google+ Trump doesn’t owe anyone anything. Strzok, Mueller, Page etc. Intel agencies went after Trump. They meddled in election. They spied on him. They publicly humiliated him. He doesn’t owe them jack. As for the left, where were they when the Reds were a real threat in 21st-century? https://t.co/WmH9UVcPbc — Pamela Geller (@PamelaGeller)...

Conservative Tribune

Published  9 months ago

'We have no reason to tolerate barbarians.'

Breitbart

Published  10 months ago

Washington (AFP) – Donald Trump’s personal lawyer on Sunday called for an investigation into special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, claiming it was tainted from the outset under former FBI director James Comey. “We want the Mueller probe to be investigated the way the Trump

Yahoo

Published  10 months ago

Donald Trump's personal lawyer on Sunday called for an investigation into special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, claiming it was tainted from the outset under former FBI director James Comey. Giuliani's comments were the latest in a barrage of attacks on the probe by the president

Yahoo

Published  10 months ago

Donald Trump's personal lawyer on Sunday called for an investigation into special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, claiming it was tainted from the outset under former FBI director James Comey. Giuliani's comments were the latest in a barrage of attacks on the probe by the president

Sean Hannity

Published  10 months ago

A local television station based in San Diego claimed Thursday that CNN refused to air their “view” on border security due to previous reporting on how “effective” a border wall has been for the region.

“A San Diego television station on Thursday said that CNN had asked for a ‘local view’ and then ‘declined to hear from us’ after past reports from the station showed that a border wall was effective,” reports the Hill.

“Thursday morning, CNN called the KUSI Newsroom asking if one of our reporters could give them a local view of the debate surrounding the border wall and government shutdown,” claimed a report from KUSI.

“KUSI offered our own Dan Plante, who has reported dozens of times on the border, including one story from 2016 that was retweeted by former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, and posted on DrudgeReport.com,” the report added.

“We believe CNN declined a report from KUSI because we informed them that most Border Patrol Agents we have spoken to told us the barrier does in fact work,” it confirmed.

Read the full report at The Hill.

Fox News

Published  1 year ago

Trump is right to fight for $5 billion for a border wall. Democrats can end the government shutdown by giving him the wall money.

Dan Bongino

Published  1 year ago

A local San Diego television station has publicly called out CNN, saying the network declined to work with the station after discovering they reported that most Border Patrol agents say a border wall or barrier would be effective.

KUSI said CNN called its newsroom on Thursday morning asking if one of its reporters could provide the network with a “local view” of the border wall debate and the government shutdown.

KUSI offered their reporter Dan Plante, who had reported dozens of times on the border, “including one story from 2016 that was retweeted by former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, and posted on DrudgeReport.com.”

“We believe CNN declined a report from KUSI because we informed them that most Border Patrol Agents we have spoken to told us the barrier does in fact work,” states the TV station.

Thursday morning, @CNN called the KUSI Newsroom asking if a reporter could give them a local view of the debate surrounding the border wall and government shutdown. After we informed them about our past reports, they declined to hear from us.

More info: https://t.co/RX4mB6EdNE pic.twitter.com/r0SAvWxFIm

— KUSI News (@KUSINews) January 11, 2019

“We have continuously been told by Border Patrol Agents that the barrier along the Southern border helps prevent illegal entries, drugs, and weapons from entering the United States, and the numbers prove it.”

Instead of working with KUSI, it appears CNN decided to have its own Jim Acosta to report on the border wall…which, as you may know, backfired spectacularly.

Forbes

Published  4 years ago

Rev. Al Sharpton Owes Big Taxes, and some of his lessons are fundamental.

Breitbart

Published  6 years ago

Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich observed that current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appeared to be losing control of the U.S. House of Representatives.

According to Gingrich, Pelosi is being forced to change House rules to maintain control of the body.

“Look, she is losing control of the House,” Gingrich said of the divisions within the House’s Democratic caucus. “They may be forced in a desperation move to change the House rules, to block Republicans from offering anything which would, I think, lead to chaos. But she can’t get her party to stay together. And if you’re a moderate district, if you’re in a district that Trump carried, or if you’re in a district that’s heavily Jewish, and you’re watching the Democrats go crazy, and you are a Democratic freshman running for reelection, this has to be a really decisive moment.”

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