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“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” —Thomas Jefferson

“It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error.
It is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.”
—Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson
“Immigrants soon find their place in urban life, they soon adopt, externally, town manners and opinions, but for a long time they remain foreign to civic thought. One cannot make a social philosophy one’s own as easily as a new costume. . . More menacing than barbarians storming the walls from without are the seeming citizens within – those who are citizens in gesture, but not in thought.”
—Ludwig von Mises, Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis, p. 38 (1922)
“Just because you do not take an interest in politics
doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.”
—Pericles, Greek statesman, 495–429 BC

“I am certain that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of
individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.”
F. A. Hayek, Economic Freedom and Representative Government (1973)

Truth is always stranger than fiction because fiction has to make sense. — Mark Twain

The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. — H. L. Mencken

"Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and, if true, of infinite importance.
The one thing it cannot be is moderately important." — C.S. Lewis

To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil,
and in some small way to become evil oneself. —Theodore Dalrymple 

"Economic power is exercised by means of a positive, by offering men a reward,
an incentive, a payment, a value; political power is exercised by means of a negative,
by the threat of punishment, injury, imprisonment, destruction.
The businessman's tool is values; the bureaucrat's tool is fear."
—Novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand

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Inspector General Bombshell:
Why Obama AG Loretta Lynch May Be in Legal Jeopardy

Hidden within the OIG report on McCabe's leak to Barrett of the WSJ, is an astronomically damning correlation between Loretta Lynch, the NY Field Office of the FBI, McCabe, and the NYPD. On September 28, 2016, McCabe is made aware of the information they found regarding Hillary Clinton on Anthony Weiners laptop in an unrelated "sexting" case they are investigating. McCabe (amongst other atrocities) sits on this information for an entire MONTH before there begins to be unrest within the local office and the force.

The Al Gore Effect Comes to Minnesota
John Hinderaker
The March For Science “movement” – it gives off a strong odor of Astroturf – covers a broad range of left-wing talking points. But first among them is global warming. When the organizers of the Minnesota March For Science planned their event for April 14, featuring an alarmist weatherman as a speaker, they no doubt thought they were beyond the risk of the Al Gore Effect. They were wrong.


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Week ending 15 April 2018

Loretta Lynch Releases Statement Slamming Comey Before Interview
On Sunday, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch released a statement slamming former FBI Director James Comey just hours before a blockbuster interview of him with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos is set to air. In a 330-plus word statement, Lynch highlighted what she claims are her career accomplishments before turning her attention to Comey’s upcoming interview.
DOJ Insp. Gen. Releases Explosive Report That Led to Non-Political Firing of ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe
Andrew McCabe, onetime acting FBI director, leaked a self-serving story to the press and later lied about it to his boss and federal investigators, prompting a stunning fall from grace that ended in his firing last month, says a bombshell report released Friday by the Justice Department's internal watchdog. The report, handed over to Congress on Friday and obtained by Fox News, looked at a leak to The Wall Street Journal about an FBI probe of the Clinton Foundation.
Read the full report
GOP Chairmen Demand Comey Memos ‘Immediately’
Republican chairmen of three House committees are demanding the Justice Department provide copies of memos James Comey wrote following his interactions with President Donald Trump when he served as FBI director. “There is no legal basis for withholding these materials from Congress,” according to a letter from Virginia Rep. Bob Goodlatte, South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, and California Rep. Devin Nunes sent to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Friday.
Alan Dershowitz:
Today is a 'very dangerous day for lawyer-client relations'

Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz warned Monday that special counsel Robert Mueller's decision to raid President Trump's personal lawyer's office is an assault on the privileged lawyer-client relationship. Dershowitz said on Fox News that he believes the decision to raid Michael Cohen's office would be a sign that Mueller is trying to turn Cohen against Trump. "If this were Hillary Clinton being investigated and they went into her lawyer's office, the ACLU would be on every television station in America, jumping up and down," he added.
The New Yorker Decries Chick-fil-A’s ‘Creepy Infiltration’ of NYC Because of ‘Pervasive Christian Traditionalism’
The New Yorker honed in on a serious threat to the lives of all New Yorkers: the arrival of Chick-Fil-A in their homey little corner of the universe. In a 1400-word diatribe titled “Chick-Fil-A’s Creepy Infiltration of New York City,” one Dan Piepenring wrote that New Yorkers should not accept the intrusion of a popular restaurant serving chicken because the owner happens to be a religious Christian.
The mere whiff of Jesus means that New York must cast out Chick-fil-A
Mayor de Blasio Aide Busted with 9mm Gun In Car;
Serial Number Defaced, Shell Casings on Floor

This de Blasio administration official set one heckuva bad example for the teens she was hired to keep out of jail. Reagan Stevens, a deputy director in the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice, and two young men were arrested for illegal weapons possession while sitting in a double-parked car near the scene of a Saturday night shooting in Queens, cops said.
Comey on Letter About Hillary Clinton Email Investigation:
I Thought She Would Win, ‘I’m Sorry’ She’s Angry with Me

Former FBI Director James Comey writes in his new book he expected Hillary Clinton to defeat Donald Trump in the 2016 election, saying he was "sorry" she was angry with him for his handling of her private email investigation. Clinton has consistently assigned blame to Comey for her loss, pointing to his October 28, 2016, letter to Congress announcing newly discovered emails related to her use of a private email server as secretary of state.
Iranian Drone Shot Down in Northern Israel in February was
Armed with Explosives

Israel revealed on Friday that an Iranian drone shot down in Israeli airspace in February after launching from an airbase in Syria was carrying explosives. The base was attacked on Monday, allegedly by Israel, in a strike that reportedly targeted Iran’s entire attack drone weapons system – prompting soaring tensions between Israel and Iran. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used a speech on Holocaust Remembrance Day this week to warn Iran: “Don’t test the resolve of the State of Israel.”
Donald Trump, Allies Praise 'perfect' Syria Strikes as
Moscow Seethes

U.S. President Donald Trump and his allies in Britain and France on Saturday hailed their joint surgical strikes in Syria over the regime's alleged use of chemical weapons, and warned Damascus that another such attack would be met with renewed firepower. The narrowly targeted pre-dawn operation, which took aim at three chemical weapons facilities, earned quick scorn from Russia, but Moscow's push for condemnation of the strikes at the UN Security Council fell far short.
Canada's Border Crisis? It's Still Happening In 2018
The problem of illegal immigration into Canada is getting worse. You wouldn’t know it from watching the evening news or reading a national newspaper, but a steady stream of illegal migrants continues to sneak across unpatrolled sections of our southern border. Liberal journalists may feel uncomfortable telling the story, but the numbers don’t lie.
Opposition to Immigrant Sanctuary Spreading in California
Since the Jeff Sessions-led Department of Justice sued California last month over its so-called "sanctuary state" law limiting police collaboration with immigration agents, at least a dozen local governments have voted to either join or support the lawsuit or for resolutions opposing the state's position. Those include the Board of Supervisors in Orange County, which has more than 3 million people.
New Study Finds Red States Have Best Economic Outlook in 2018
Philip Wegmann
Go somewhere with low tax burdens, light regulation, and limited government, young man. Grow up with your country in a red state. That’s the conclusion of the annual “Rich States, Poor States” report from the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council, set to be released Tuesday. Nine of the ten states with the best economic outlook for 2018 are red, mirrored inversely by nine of the ten states with the worst economic outlooks that are blue.
29-yr-old Suspect Accused of Killing Yarmouth Officer
Had History of Criminal Offenses

History? This guy makes Al Capone look look like a saint. 114 priors and he’s out walking around to kill cops? Evidently the Attorney General of Massachusetts is more interested in banning AR-15’s than locking up criminals.
‘I would have taken the shot’: Iredell Man Holds
Would-Be Burglar at Gunpoint Until Deputies Arrive

Homeowner Owen Turman said that while the suspect lay on the ground, he began rummaging through his pockets. He kept trying to take needles out of his pockets and throw them under Turman’s vehicle, Turman recalled. “Look, man, you’re making me nervous,” Turman recalled telling the man before ordering him to stop.
Oklahoma Senate OK’s Self-Defense Act for ‘Places of Worship’
A proposal to expand the Self-Defense Act to places of worship received key approval from the Oklahoma Senate on Thursday, which could lead to gun owners feeling more comfortable bringing their firearms to church. House Bill 2632 passed the Senate by a vote of 42-1. Lawton Democrat Randy Bass was the sole vote against the measure.
One less gun free zone
'We must speak' – Gun Rights Activists Rally in Kalispell, MT
About 200 people gathered Saturday at Kalispell’s Depot Park for a “Rally for Our Rights,” where speakers and gun rights advocates demonstrated in support of gun ownership, and where students called for solutions for protecting schools without resorting to gun control. The rally, which was student-organized and led, gave voice to those who have felt their right to own guns threatened by the nationwide marches and politicians calling for gun reform...

Week ending 8 April 2018

Don't Let the Left Do it to Pruitt
David Limbaugh
The left's crusade against Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt should be seen for what it is – a witch hunt. We don't need any more conservatives hanged by leftists who major in criminalizing political differences and minor in slander. This conspiratorially organized assault against Pruitt is precisely what Barack Obama and his friends mean by community organizing.
Trump is Cutting Old Gordian Knots
Victor Davis Hanson
The proverbial knot of Gordium was impossible to untie. Anyone clever enough to untie it would supposedly become the king of Asia. Many princes tried; all failed. When Alexander the Great arrived, he was challenged to unravel the impossible knot. Instead, he pulled out his sword and cut through it. Problem solved.
Parkland Teacher: School Ignored Suggestions
After 2017 Threat Assessment of Campus

A Marjory Stoneman Douglas teacher says a threat assessment was performed at the high school just a few months before the deadly massacre, but school officials failed to heed the recommendations that followed. "This threat assessment was done by a retired Secret Service agent and it was known that he was going to do this assessment by the Safety Committee but that no one else at Stoneman Douglas would be aware of it including administration except for that one administrator on the committee," the staffer said.
44 Dems, Including Wasserman Schultz,
Exempted Pakistani IT Aides from Background Checks

Every one of the 44 House Democrats who hired Pakistan-born IT aides who later allegedly made "unauthorized access" to congressional data appears to have chosen to exempt them from background checks, according to congressional documents.
GOP’s Tax Cut Isn’t a Gift to the Rich, Analysis Finds
The top 20 percent of wage earners will pay 87 percent of all federal income taxes in 2018, according to a new analysis by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. That’s up from about 84 percent last year. The increase comes thanks to the tax-reform bill passed in December, which kept the progressive structure of the US tax code.
BET Founder: Trump's Economy is
Bringing Black Workers Back Into the Labor Force

In January, the Labor Department reported the unemployment rate among black workers was at its lowest since at least the early 1970s, when the government began tracking the data. The unemployment rate for black Americans spiked in January and then fell in February. The rate was unchanged in March at 6.9 percent. "When you look at that [January report], you have to say something is going right," said Johnson, a Democrat and founder and chairman of The RLJ Cos.
Pelosi: Democrats Will Repeal the
GOP Tax Law When We Retake the House

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that Democrats would indeed repeal the GOP tax law if they are successful in retaking the House of Representatives this November during a town hall on Wednesday. The moderator of the event asked Pelosi if Democrats would re-write the tax bill from scratch or focus on reversing specific elements. "One of our complaints about what they did with the tax bill is they did it in the dark of night with the speed of light," Pelosi said.
Brilliant Nancy. Absolutely brilliant!
Responding to Trump's Call,
Mattis Authorizes 4,000 National Guard Troops for U.S.-Mexico Border

A newly signed memo authorizes the use of Title 32 and Defense Department dollars for up to 4,000 National Guard personnel to support the Department of Homeland Security’s “southern border security mission while under the command and control of their respective governors through September 30, 2018.” Troops will be armed only in “circumstances that might require self-defense," according to the memo.
Democrat Rep. Nydia Velazquez Denounces Courthouse Arrest of
Illegal Immigrant Facing Domestic Violence Charges

Diogenes Pinzon, an illegal immigrant with a long criminal history, was in court fighting domestic violence charges in connection with allegations that he robbed and threatened his girlfriend in May 2017. The 38-year-old Pinzon has been arrested 15 times since 2005, authorities say. Velazquez joined a chorus of immigration activists who cried foul because ICE agents had quietly entered the courthouse to carry out the arrest.
This is how Dems stand for women
Horse Trailer Overturns While Hauling 18 Illegals
The crash occurred in the westbound freeway lanes west of Crestwood Road about 11:50 a.m. A woman who was driving behind the Ford F-250 in the fast lane told investigators that the two-axle, four-horse trailer being hauled by the pickup began to fishtail, according to the California Highway Patrol. The pickup driver was unable to maintain control and drifted off the freeway. The trailer then separated from the truck and tipped onto its right side, said CHP Officer Travis Garrow.
Scott Pruitt is Trump's Biggest Asset.
That's Why the Left Wants Him Gone

Mollie Hemingway
After Donald Trump, the individual in DC with the biggest target on his back is Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt. When he was attorney general of Oklahoma, he sued the EPA more than a dozen times to get the powerful regulatory agency to stay within its legal authority. His nomination was deeply concerning to radical environmentalists inside and outside the media. As a result, he and his team have been under a microscope since even before his confirmation in early 2017.
Collusion: Bill Clinton Admits He Tried to Help Peres Beat
Netanyahu in Israeli 1996 Elections

In an interview broadcast on Israel's Channel 10 news on Tuesday, the former president, who has not made a secret of his difficult relationship with Netanyahu, admitted intervening on Peres's behalf in the elections that were held six months after the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin because, he said, he saw Peres as more supportive of the Israeli-Palestinian peace effort.
When Will the Media Accept That Trump is Not a Criminal Target?
Jonathan Turley
In terminal medical cases, doctors often deal with patients who move through "stages" that begin with denial. These so-called Kübler-Ross stages can be a long road toward acceptance. A weird form of Kübler-Ross seems to have taken hold of the media. Rather than refusing to accept indicators of impending death, many journalists and analysts seem incapable of accepting signs that the Trump presidency could survive.
Study: Only 10% of D.C. 'March for Our Lives' Protesters
Were Teenagers

Research by University of Maryland sociologist Dana R. Fisher has revealed that about than 10% of the participants in the main "March for Our Lives" anti-gun protest in Washington, DC, on Saturday were under 18 years old.
The average age of participants, Fisher said, was "just under 49 years old."
How a Generation Lost Its Common Culture
Patrick Deneen, Ph.D.
My students are know-nothings. They are exceedingly nice, pleasant, trustworthy, mostly honest, well-intentioned, and utterly decent. But their brains are largely empty, devoid of any substantial knowledge that might be the fruits of an education in an inheritance and a gift of a previous generation. They are the culmination of western civilization, a civilization that has forgotten nearly everything about itself, and as a result, has achieved near-perfect indifference to its own culture.
American Journalists are Hysterical Knuckleheads
Andrew Klavan
This column has, on occasion, been disparaging toward American journalism, but only because it is now populated by the biggest bunch of knuckleheads ever to be assembled outside of Knucklehead City on the planet Knucklehead. Remember the sitcom news anchor Ted Baxter with the big voice and the slick haircut and minuscule IQ? Well, if you added the emotional stability of a three-year-old having a temper tantrum, you would have your typical American journalist and commentator, not just on cable but at the networks and newspapers too.
The Push for Common Sense Gun Laws Lacks Common Sense
Kim Stolfer
In 1784, Edmund Burke made this statement, "The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion." We are witnessing the modern-day exemplification of that profound statement in the manipulation of public opinion (delusion) in the March for our Lives in DC and around this nation.
Democrat Congressman: A Gun Ban is Not 'Feasible Right Now.'
Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) said on Sunday that he does not support an assault weapons ban and does not believe a gun ban can pass Congress right now. Asked by "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos whether he would support an assault weapons ban like his colleague Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), Jones said it's not feasible and they should instead focus on policy goals that can be accomplished.
David Hogg, Child Media Star
Survivor Not, Proximitist Yes

Michael Shannon
Caught in the whirlwind of adoring television interviews, newspaper profiles, rally speeches and teenage groupies, David Hogg has not had time to ruminate on one of the great truths of our media-driven age: The long arc of history doesn't bend toward justice. For individuals, it bends toward obscurity. In other words: David Hogg, meet Sandra Fluke.
London's Mayor Declares Intense New 'Knife Control' Policy,
Stop and Frisk

An epidemic of stabbings and acid attacks in London has gotten so bad that London mayor Sadiq Khan is announcing broad new "knife control" policies designed to keep these weapons of war out of the hands of Londoners looking to cause others harm. The "tough, immediate" measures involve an incredible police crackdown, a ban on home deliveries of knives and acid, and expanding law enforcement stop-and-search powers so that police may stop anyone they believe to be a threat, or planning a knife or acid attack.
Student Shot FIVE Times While Saving the Lives of His Classmates Blames the Sheriff and Superintendent for Not Doing Enough
A student gravely wounded while saving his classmates' lives by blocking a door during the Florida school massacre said Friday that the county sheriff and school superintendent failed the victims by not arresting the shooter before the attack and by allowing him to attend the school.
South Carolina Woman Shoots, Kills Intruder
Armed with Shotgun After Home Invasion

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said a Gaffney man was shot and killed during an alleged home invasion early Friday morning. Fowler said a woman shot and killed Charles Shannon Alley, 41, of Tansi Trail after he forced his way into a home while armed and began fighting with another man in the house.
Good woman with a gun
Ohio Teens Who Killed Man By Throwing Sandbag Off Overpass
Avoid Juvenile Detention

Four teens who killed a 22-year-old man by throwing a sandbag off an overpass in Toledo, Ohio will not go to juvenile detention, the Toledo Blade reports. Marquise Byrd, 22, of Michigan, was killed on Dec. 19, 2017 when the four teen boys threw rocks and sandbags onto Interstate 75 near downtown Toledo. His killers were all 13 or 14 at the time.
Advocacy Group Pushes Navy to Remove Bible from
Okinawa POW/MIA Display

A nonprofit group dedicated to safeguarding servicemembers’ constitutional right to religious freedom has lodged a formal complaint with the Navy after a Bible was spotted in a POW/MIA “Missing Man” table display at U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa. The complaint was filed Thursday by the New York-based Law Office of Donald Rehkopf Jr. on behalf of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation and 26 families on Okinawa.
Former Brazilian President Called
“Most Popular Politician On Earth” By Obama Charged with Corruption

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva told thousands of supporters Saturday that he would turn himself in to police, but also maintained his innocence and argued his corruption conviction was simply a way for enemies to make sure he doesn’t run – and possibly win – re-election in October.
CNN Mocked for Glorifying JFKs 'legendary' Infidelity
After Harping On Sex Allegations Against Trump

CNN was slammed for hypocrisy over the weekend when the network glorified President John F. Kennedy's many infidelities after spending significant coverage painting President Trump as a monster for an alleged affair that occurred prior to his political career. While promoting "The Kennedys," CNN hailed the 35th president's "legendary love life," before asking, "Did one of his affairs connect him with the mob?"

Week ending 1 April 2018

Flashback 30 Years: Guns Were in Schools ... and Nothing Happened
J. Christian Adams
The millennial generation might be surprised to learn that theirs is the first without guns in school. Just 30 years ago, high school kids rode the bus with rifles and shot their guns at high school rifle ranges. After another school shooting, it's time to ask: what changed? Those who have been so busy destroying the moral backstops in our culture won’t want to have this conversation. They’ll do what they do – mock the truth.
The Distortions of Our Unelected Officials
Victor Davis Hanson
We cynically expect our politicians and even presidents to fabricate, but we idealistically (and naively) assume that career government servants do not. A common strategy of the deep state careerist is the psychological tactic known as "projection." To square their own circles of lying, our so-called best and brightest loudly accuse others of precisely the sins that they themselves commit as a matter of habit.
Christians Celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter
as the World Debates Its Meaning

Christians across the world are celebrating the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead 2,000 years ago, a claim so outrageously bold that some nonbelievers wonder how anyone could believe it. Yet billions of Christians have based their lives on it for 20 centuries.
"Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and, if true, of infinite importance. The one thing it cannot be is moderately important."
—C.S. Lewis
U.S. Third-Quarter Economic Growth Fastest in Three Years
The U.S. economy grew faster than initially thought in the third quarter, notching its quickest pace in three years, buoyed by robust business spending on equipment and an accumulation of inventories. Gross domestic product expanded at a 3.3 percent annual rate last quarter also boosted by a rebound in government investment, the Commerce Department said in its second GDP estimate on Wednesday.
U.S. Jobless Claims Decline to Lowest Level Since January 1973
U.S. filings for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week to the lowest level since January 1973, further evidence that the labor market remains tight, Labor Department figures showed Thursday. Claims at the lowest level in 45 years underscore a persistent shortage of qualified workers that has made employers reluctant to fire staff. Applications for jobless benefits below the 300,000 tally are typically considered consistent with a healthy labor market.
IG Investigating FBI Abuses of FISA in
Trump Campaign Surveillance

The Justice Department's inspector general said Wednesday that he is investigating whether the FBI overstepped its bounds when it conducted secret surveillance of a Trump campaign figure in 2016 and 2017, and whether the FBI bungled its handling of the anti-Trump "Steele dossier." Republicans last week revealed that the dossier played a significant role in getting the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court to approve wiretaps of Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign.
Minneapolis FBI Agent Charged with
Leaking Classified Information to Reporter

A Minneapolis FBI agent who started his career with the agency as an intern in 2000 has been charged with leaking classified information to the news website The Intercept. Terry James Albury's attorneys, JaneAnne Murray and Joshua Dratel, said in a statement that their client, the only African-American FBI field agent in Minnesota, was "driven by a conscientious commitment to long-term national security and addressing the well-documented systemic biases within the FBI."
Why It's Good News That McMaster Is Out and Bolton Is In
Robert Spencer
The Left is in hysterics over John Bolton replacing H.R. McMaster as President Trump's national security adviser: He will start a war with Iran! He once wrote a foreword for a book written by Pamela Geller and me! He is a right-wing extremist! Back in the real world, however, Bolton replacing McMaster is a victory for realistic analysis of the jihad threat, and a defeat for the fantasy-based policymaking that has prevailed throughout the Bush and Obama eras, and beyond.
New Docs Show Collusion Between Dems, FBI, CIA on
Trump-RUSSIA Probe

Liz Sheld
What a surprise. New evidence was released yesterday that shows how close the FBI, CIA and Democrats were during the "early stage" of the Trump-RUSSIA investigation. By "early stage" I mean during the 2016 presidential campaign. One could say they were "plotting."
London Murder Rate is HIGHER
Than New York's for the First Time Ever

London's murder rate has overtaken New York City's for the first time ever as the twelfth person has been killed in just 19 days. February marked the first month in history books that London had more murders than the American city with a total of 15 homicides. Out of the 15 killed, nine were aged 30 or younger. In March, there were 22 murders, which is likely to match if not beat out New York's numbers.
Now it's EVIL knives, not EVIL guns!
CNN Host Acknowledges Not Fact Checking All False Claims
Made by Young Gun Control Activist

In an "S.E. Cupp Unfiltered" interview transcribed by Newsbusters, host S.E. Cupp asked Stelter about the media's habit of boosting students pushing gun control in the wake of the Parkland, Florida school shooting. "Brian, we as a business have been giving these kids a lot of coverage. All the networks have in some way or another," Cupp said.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas Teacher Says Many Students Feel
They are Misrepresented by David Hogg

America knows Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students through mainly a handful of pro-gun control activist students, but according to a faculty member of the school where the deadly shooting took place, many other students say the most visible activists do not represent them.
Just False: Cuomo Bizarrely Claims
‘No One’ Wants to Repeal the 2nd Amendment

What world is Chris Cuomo living in? The liberal CNN anchor on Wednesday falsely tweeted that "no one [is] calling for" a repeal of the Second Amendment. Except liberal politicians and journalists are expressly doing just that. The cable journalist has been lobbying for gun control on Twitter and fighting with pro-Second Amendment conservatives.
WashPost Throws '4 Pinocchios' at Deputy DNC Chair on
Claim of No Meetings with Farrakhan

Fact Checking the Fact Checkers
The Washington Post broke into reporting on Louis Farrakhan and the Democrats on Sunday with a "Fact Checker" column by Glenn Kessler. On page A-4, Kessler gave Rep. Keith Ellison – deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee – a "four Pinocchios" rating for insisting he had no involvement with Farrakhan since 2006. Here are some of Ellison's denials:
Media Research Center Announces
'Fact-Checking the Fact-Checkers' Project

The Media Research Center (MRC) on Tuesday announced its new project Fact-Checking the Fact-Checkers. As major news outlets increasingly rely on leftist "fact-checkers" to verify the credibility of news, the MRC will ensure the fact-checkers themselves are reliable, or exposed as liberal partisans if they aren't. While fact-checking the accuracy of news is needed, often it is used as a medium to push a political agenda. Many fact-checking groups routinely cast judgments while failing to disclose their own liberal bias, and the public is on to it.
ANALYSIS: Constitution Compels
Sessions Dismiss Mueller from Non-Campaign Cases

Robert Barnes
Paul Manafort's legal team brought a motion to dismiss on Tuesday, noting that Rosenstein could not appoint Mueller to any investigation outside the scope of the 2016 campaign since Sessions did not recuse himself for anything outside the campaign. I agree with this take on Mueller's authority. If we follow that argument that would mean Sessions himself has exclusive authority to appoint a special counsel for non-collusion charges, and Sessions has taken no such action.
The FBI's Outrageous Handling of Pulse Nightclub Shooter
Omar Mateen – What the Heck's Going On?

Tammy Bruce
The extraordinary revelation by prosecutors in the trial of the Pulse nightclub shooter's widow, Noor Salman, that the father of her now-dead terrorist husband was an FBI informant for 11 years. Almost immediately after the terror attack that left 48 dead and 58 wounded, much like the Parkland shooting, Americans learned that every element of the system worked, except the FBI.
Did Facebook's 'favors' for the Obama Campaign
Constitute a Violation of Federal Law?

Hans A. von Spakovsky
Controversy continues to swirl around how the consulting firm Cambridge Analytica obtained personal data from over 50 million Facebook users without their knowledge and used it to target ads to individuals in an effort to help Donald Trump be elected president in 2016. But a more serious case of apparent misconduct involves Facebook data going to a different presidential campaign – this time in 2012. In this case, which is getting far less attention, Facebook reportedly voluntarily provided data on millions of its users to the re-election campaign of President Obama.
NRA Says It Didn't Receive Any
Illegal Foreign Money for 2016 Presidential Race

The NRA sent a detailed letter last week to Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat and member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, in response to a Jan. 18 McClatchy news story that strongly implied an illegality occurred. It said the FBI was investigating whether a Kremlin- and mob-connected Russian banker named Alexander Torshin had funneled huge sums of money into the NRA's political action committee.
NRA Says Ali Velshi is Not and Has Never Been
Counted as a Member, Despite Claim

The National Rifle Association told the Washington Free Beacon that MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi is not currently counted as one of its members and never has been, despite the anchor's on-air claim that the group conspired to count him as one in order to inflate their membership numbers. Velshi has claimed on air, without presenting any supporting evidence, that the NRA is secretly counting him as a member.
An NBC anchor making false claims? Shocking!
Federal Court Delivers the Coup de Gras to Contraception Mandate
A Long Legal War On Religious Liberty is Finally Over

Most Americans probably believed that the notorious HHS contraception mandate had been effectively nullified after the Supreme Court ruled against the Obama administration in Hobby Lobby v. Burwell and Zubik v. Burwell. But deep state holdovers at the Justice Department, like those Japanese soldiers who refused to surrender for decades after the end of WWII, continued to pursue the lost cause even after the Trump administration took office.
Fine, Don't 'Defund' Planned Parenthood. Do This Instead.
Sarah Rumpf
Take all of the money we send to Planned Parenthood clinics, and instead, send the money to medical clinics that provide services to the poor. Congress has proven they have little appetite for cutting spending, so fine, just take the money we are giving to these abortion clinics and instead, send it to other health clinics in the exact same towns. Dollar for dollar, take it from the abortion clinic and just send it down the street.
This Cancer 'Vaccine' Cured Tumors in Mice, and
Human Trials Have Now Started

An injectable "vaccine" delivered directly to tumors in mice has been found to eliminate all traces of those tumors, cancer researchers have found – and it works on many different kinds of cancers, including untreated metastases in the same animal. Scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine have developed the potential treatment using two agents that boost the body's immune system, and a human clinical trial in lymphoma patients is currently underway.
'No justice! No Peeps!' Pension Fight Divides Pa. Town;
Issue Would Affect Multiemployer Union Pensions Around the U.S.

On April 1, hundreds of millions of marshmallow chicks and bunnies called Peeps will peer out from Easter baskets at American children. They are a pastel symbol of Easter joy, but behind the wax-eyed candy is a company at war with its union workforce over rising pension costs – an escalating legal tangle that could soon upend the retirement plans of 10 million Americans.
Oregon Man Who Allegedly Raped Teen Girl is
TWICE-Deported Illegal Alien

A Guatemalan national who allegedly raped a teenage girl had been deported twice before his latest arrest in Oregon, federal officials said Monday. Anastacio Eugenio Lopez Fabian, 24, was arrested in Seaside, Ore., on Feb. 14, after investigators determined he had sex several times with a girl younger than 14, reported The Daily Astorian. That same day, he was released after posting $25,000 bail.
In Response to California Sanctuary Law,
Orange County Sheriff Makes Public Inmates' Release Dates

The Orange County Sheriff's Department, whose leadership opposes the new California sanctuary law that limits cooperation with federal immigration officials, announced Monday that it is now providing public information on when inmates are released from custody. As of Monday, March 26, an existing "Who's in Jail" online database includes the date and time of inmates' release – a move agency officials say will enhance communication with its law enforcement partners.

Week ending 25 March 2018

Could France's Islam Problem Happen Here?
Roger L. Simon
Remember radical Islam or Islamism or Islamic terror or whatever you want to call it? In the welter of calamities (sometimes pseudo-calamities) that are occurring, or we are told are occurring, in this country on a daily basis, it seems to have been forgotten or ignored. This despite its civilizational implications. Even the near-defeat of ISIS as a state is met with a yawn.
Trump Scrapping Obama-era Rule That Turned Schools Into ‘war zones’
Paul Sperry
The Trump administration plans this summer to scrap a controversial Obama-era discipline rule forced on schools to close racial gaps in suspensions and arrests but that critics say pressures educators to turn a blind eye to escalating bad behavior. The federal directive, issued jointly in 2014 by the U.S. departments of Education and Justice, warned public school districts receiving federal funding – including New York City – that they could face investigation and funding cuts if they fail to reduce statistical “disparities” in discipline by race.
Germany Selling Iran Chemical Weapons Tech, Boosting
Anti-Israel Efforts as U.S. Dems Block Trump Ambassador

U.S. officials are increasingly alarmed by a congressional block on President Donald Trump's pick to be the next ambassador to Germany, a holdup that comes as Berlin pursues a host of anti-Israel measures and is growing closer to Iran, according to multiple administration insiders who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.
Coal Country is Back, Along with Signing Bonuses and Pay Raises
Like a mountain stream reviving after a drought, money is trickling into Appalachia again – at least, for now. It begins with a trio of global forces: Chinese production curbs, President Donald Trump's anti-regulatory policies and investor bets that have, over the last year, doubled the market value of publicly traded U.S. coal companies, to $15 billion.
Growing Questions About CNN's Airport Monopoly as
Network Veers Left

The CNN Airport network dates back to when CNN was known for straightforward news programming – and has been a fixture at airports since before competitors MSNBC and Fox News even existed. But critics are now asking if busy travelers should be subjected to CNN's increasingly ideological programming – at gates, bars, food courts and baggage claims – which can include on-screen chyrons or subtitles that gleefully mock President Trump. Many travelers have even taken to Twitter and started online petitions to urge airports to change the channel.
Obama's Former Campaign Director Makes Bombshell Claim:
Facebook Was "On Our Side"

Tyler Durden
The recent controversy and escalating scandal over Facebook's decision to ban Trump-linked political data firm Cambridge Analytica over the use of data harvested through a personality app under the guise of academic research has opened a veritable Pandora's box of scandal for the Silicon Valley social media giant.

Funny, When Obama Harvested Facebook Data
On Millions of Users to Win in 2012, Everyone Cheered

Investor's Business Daily
Facebook faces what some are calling an "existential crisis" over revelations that its user data fell into the hands of the Trump campaign. Whether or not the attacks on the social media giant are justified, the fact is that the Obama campaign used Facebook (FB) data in the same way in 2012. But the reaction from the pundits and press back then was, shall we say, somewhat different.
The March for Our Lives Forms Up a Dark Money Group to
Hide Its Donors

The March For Our Lives against gun violence, organized by kids for kids, quietly registered as a 501(c)(4) with the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, The Washington Free Beacon reports – a designation that allows the March to keep its big money donors secret from prying eyes. One thing is clear from the March's paperwork: the kids are definitely no longer in charge. It was already evident that major leftists organizations were dictating the March's agenda and schedule.
Board of directors reads like a who's who of progressive activists
Meet Hillary Clinton's Other, Much More Powerful and
Shadowy Oppo Research Firm – Hakluyt

Mark Tapscott
Whereas Fusion GPS was created by three former Wall Street Journal reporters with links to the U.S. intelligence community, Hakluyt – with offices in London, New York, Singapore, Tokyo and Sydney – was founded by an enterprising trio of former British intelligence operatives with deep connections throughout the world's official and corporate corridors of power and influence.
NOAA Data Tampering Approaching 2.5 Degrees;
Nearly 50% of Monthly Temperature Data "Adjusted"

NOAA's U.S. temperature record shows that U.S. was warmest in the 1930's and has generally cooled as CO2 has increased. This wrecks greenhouse gas theory, so they "adjust" the data to make it look like the U.S. is warming. The NOAA data tampering produces a spectacular hockey stick of scientific fraud, which becomes the basis of vast amounts of downstream junk climate science.
"Science" doesn't get any worse than this
Why Natural Gas Has to be Imported to New England
“the state’s inward-looking environmental and climate policies”

Earlier this year, New England – located just a few hundred miles from the Marcellus Shale, one of the world’s largest natural gas fields – was forced to import a cargo of Russian liquefied natural gas. This was necessary because anti-energy activists have convinced local elected leaders to block new energy infrastructure, including pipelines that could bring American gas to the region.
Scott Pruitt Will End EPA's Use of
'Secret Science' to Justify Regulations

"We need to make sure their data and methodology are published as part of the record," Pruitt said in an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation. "Otherwise, it's not transparent. It's not objectively measured, and that's important." Pruitt will reverse long-standing EPA policy allowing regulators to rely on non-public scientific data in crafting rules. Such studies have been used to justify tens of billions of dollars worth of regulations.
Gasoline – Not Corn Alcohol – Belongs In Our Fuel Tanks!
Merrill Matthews
President Trump frequently boasts of his success in rolling back costly and harmful regulations. Let's hope that effort includes the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The RFS is the latest phase in Congress's decades-long support for the ethanol industry. The problem is that support has outlived its usefulness.
Wind Turbines are Neither Clean Nor Green and
They Provide Zero Global Energy

Matt Ridley
Here's a quiz; no conferring. To the nearest whole number, what percentage of the world's energy consumption was supplied by wind power in 2014, the last year for which there are reliable figures? Was it 20 per cent, 10 per cent or 5 per cent? None of the above: it was 0 per cent. That is to say, to the nearest whole number, there is still no wind power on Earth.
House Probe Accuses Clapper of Misleading Congress
Report says FBI Improperly Charged Flynn with Lying

A House Intelligence Committee investigation of Russian election meddling has concluded that former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper misled Congress about disclosing information to CNN. Despite 472 days of investigation and thousands of witnesses, the committee stated in its list of final conclusions and recommendations that it found no evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump, his campaign aides, and Russia.
CNN's Clapper Suggests His 'Evil Twin'
Gave Inconsistent Testimony to Congress

Do you remember when CNN's James Clapper was caught lying to the Senate Intelligence Committee in 2013 when he was still the Director of National Intelligence in response to a question about whether the NSA collected data on millions of Americans? Well, the good news for Clapper is he might be exonerated since it could be that it was not him but his "evil twin" that was the one who was doing the lying.
‘Fresh Testimony’ on Clintons in Uranium One Scandal
Rick Moran
This is a story that will not die easily, because there are actual dots that connect and lead – or give the appearance to leading – to the Clinton Global Initiative and Hillary Clinton's secretary of state office. The Uranium One scandal is a kickback, bribery, and corruption affair that sent several Russian and American officials in the uranium industry to jail. But the connection between the Russians and the Clinton Foundation has always interested investigators because you can draw a line from Russian donations to the foundation and the decision to sell the Uranium One mining company to Russia.
House Ethics Panel Orders Payments from
U.S. Reps. Bobby Rush, Luis Gutierrez

Ending congressional investigations pending for years, the House Ethics Committee on Thursday determined that, in separate cases, U.S. Reps. Luis Gutierrez and Bobby Rush, Illinois Democrats, violated House rules and ordered payments made to the U.S. Treasury. The 10-member House ethics panel – evenly divided between Republicans and Democrats – also handed Rush and Gutierrez each a public reprimand called a “reproval.”
President Trump Issues Order to Ban Transgender Troops from
Service Except in 'limited Circumstances'

"Among other things, the policies set forth by the Secretary of Defense state that transgender persons with a history or diagnosis of gender dysphoria – individuals who the policies state may require substantial medical treatment, including medications and surgery – are disqualified from military service except under certain limited circumstances," a memo released by the White House on Friday night said.
Raw Video of Farrakhan and Maxine Waters Leaks,
Leaves Her in Difficult Position

In 2006, "the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity held hearings in New Orleans and Gulfport, Miss., on the federal government's response to Hurricane Katrina," wrote Jeryl Bier for the Wall Street Journal. "After the New Orleans hearing, at least four CBC members headed to St. Augustine Church to meet Mr. Farrakhan, who had attended part of the hearing." Farrakhan is well known for his anti-Semitic and racist remarks.
To date none have denounced Farrakhan
U.S. Cardinal: Democratic Party
'Now Slams The Door' On Catholics

Cardinal Timothy Dolan lamented that the Democratic party has slammed the door on Catholics by opposing religious education and any pro-life stance. Dolan, the archbishop of New York, made the remarks in a Thursday op-ed entitled "The Democrats Abandon Catholics," published in the Wall Street Journal with the subheading, "If you value religious education or life's sanctity, you're not welcome in the party."
Guns and Women: A Growing Trend
John Carter – WBTV
There is a growing trend across the country and it's being felt here in Charlotte. The number of women buying and shooting guns is growing. I went to a local gun range where I talked to women and got their thoughts on the trend.
Oregon Initiative Bares Prohibition Agenda of Anti-Gunners
The language of newly-filed Initiative 42 in Oregon has bared the true intent of gun control by requiring that so-called "assault weapons" be sold, surrendered, registered or removed from the state, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today. The initiative, filed by a Portland-based "interfaith religious group" needs 88,000 signatures by July 6 to be placed on the November ballot in Oregon. Under the measure, if legal gun owners don't turn in, dispose of or register their semi-auto rifles, they would face felony charges.
Students in One Pennsylvania County Will Be Armed with
Rocks in Case of School Shooting

The superintendent of the Blue Mountain School District is in the spotlight after telling lawmakers in Harrisburg his students protect themselves against potential school shooters with rocks. "Every classroom has been equipped with a five-gallon bucket of river stone. If an armed intruder attempts to gain entrance into any of our classrooms, they will face a classroom full students armed with rocks and they will be stoned," said Dr. David Helsel, testifying to the House Education Committee last week in Harrisburg.
University of Wisconsin Campus Proposes Elimination of Majors
Such as English, History in Effort to Increase 'Bottom Line'

Under the proposal, the school would expand areas such as marketing, management, graphic design and computer information systems – areas that "have demonstrated value and demand in the region," according to the school. The school's administration is framing the idea as a way to increase its declining enrollment and to deal with a multimillion-dollar deficit, according to the Washington Post.
Homeschooling: The Best Hope for America's Future
Lloyd Marcus
Please correct me if I am wrong. But all I see is parents passively allowing Leftists to mold and shape students into their image. God commanded parents. "Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it."Proverbs 22:6 Where is the outrage over government usurping authority to dictate the morals, principles and values instilled in your child, overruling God-ordained parental authority?
Girl Scout Cookies Crumble
Liberty Counsel
Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA) has become a politically divisive, pro-abortion organization that has abandoned its mission years ago. GSUSA is the largest member organization of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), which aggressively promotes abortion and promiscuous sex on behalf of its 10 million members.
Teacher Who Called Military 'Lowest of the Low' is Fired
Some people hate the military. They're wrong, of course, to live under the very protection the military provides while criticizing the way in which they provide it. And the irony is lost on them that the military ensures their right to freedom of expression – which includes their right to express hatred for the military. But that doesn't give a teacher the right to go on a profane rant in front of a classroom full of high school students.

Week ending 18 March 2018

The Reckoning of the FBI Has Begun
Roger L. Simon
Friday's firing of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, based on a report from the Office of Professional Responsibility, is only the beginning of what is likely to be the most explosive series of revelations in American history. Forget Watergate. It will be the distant past once the Inspector General's reports – there apparently will be more than one – start to come out.
McCabe Just Made Life Tough for Comey and the Special Counsel
Jonathan Turley
Following his termination late Friday night, former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe declared that he was "singled out" after "unrelenting" attacks by President Trump and critics. McCabe's objections are less than credible, given the virtually unprecedented recommendation of career officials to fire the one-time acting FBI director. However, McCabe may have rectified his "singled out" status with his long statement criticizing his termination: In the middle of it is a line that could be viewed as incriminating fired FBI director James Comey, not just in leaking sensitive information but also in lying to Congress.
Appeals Court Backs Texas, Trump In Sanctuary City Fight
States have the power to punish sanctuary cities within their borders and to force local police and sheriff's departments to cooperate in turning illegal immigrants over to the federal government for deportation, an appeals court ruled Tuesday in upholding a Texas law. The 3-0 decision by a panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals marks a major victory for President Trump, who has demanded sanctuary cities be punished for thwarting the federal government and protecting illegal immigrants.
Farrakhan Link to Black Caucus Members,
Women's March Leader Draws Outrage

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus and Women's March co-President Tamika D. Mallory have come under fire this month for failing to condemn Louis Farrakhan after revelations that they met with or appeared at events with the notorious anti-Semite. The Republican Jewish Coalition has called on eight black lawmakers to resign over their Farrakhan association. Not all have commented, but those doing so have been careful to denounce anti-Semitism without condemning the Nation of Islam leader himself.
Calls to oust the 'hateful eight'
Dershowitz: Democrats Have to Fire Ellison Over Farrakhan Lies
Friday on Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends," Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) should be "fired immediately" as deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) over lies about his relationship with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. Dershowitz said, "I think Keith Ellison has to be fired immediately as deputy chairman of the DNC. Not only has he become close to Farrakhan, but he has lied to the American public about ending his relationship with Farrakhan."
Andre Carson Won't Rule Out Future Meetings with Louis Farrakhan
Andre Carson doesn't shy away from speaking his mind. Indianapolis' Democratic congressman regularly blasts political opponents with clear, forceful criticism. He also fires back at his critics with a bluntness that leaves no question about what he thinks. Carson – on matters that don't involve Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan – is straight-forward, plain-spoken, passionate.
Former FBI Agent:
Lack of Candor 'Number One' Reason People Get Fired

Attorney General Jeff Sessions decided to fire McCabe on Friday night after reviewing an inspector general report about the Clinton investigation. McCabe is accused in that report of lacking candor, specifically about whether or not he authorized sensitive information to be disclosed to a reporter.

Trump's Lawyer Calls for
'manufactured' Russia Probe to be Shut Down

"I pray that Acting Attorney General Rosenstein will follow the brilliant and courageous example of the FBI Office of Professional Responsibility and Attorney General Jeff Sessions and bring an end to alleged Russia Collusion investigation manufactured by McCabe's boss James Comey based upon a fraudulent and corrupt Dossier," he said in a statement to Fox News.

Constitutional Law Expert Slams McCabe:
Should be 'Worried About Prison'

Colin Kalmbacher
As news and excited reactions pour down the collective American brainstem in a semi-rigorous attempt to make sense of Andrew McCabe's firing, one liberal legal expert and constitutional law professor is simply not there for partisan response efforts. Instead, it appears McCabe's ouster was in line with the law and he should probably be thankful he's not facing criminal charges for the behavior that led to said ouster.

Former CIA Director John Brennan
Has Meltdown Over McCabe Firing

Former CIA Director John Brennan tore into President Trump for celebrating the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, saying Trump will be remembered as "a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history." "You may scapegoat Andy McCabe, but you will not destroy America…America will triumph over you," Brennan tweeted at Trump.
Obama Aide Started Christopher Steele-FBI Alliance
A senior Obama State Department official gave the green light to an FBI agent in 2016 to meet with dossier writer Christopher Steele, a new book says. The two met at Mr. Steele's London office, touching off a relationship that would fuel the ongoing investigation into possible Donald Trump-Russia election collusion that shows no sign of ending.

Obama Paid $972,000 Since April 2016 to
Law Firm Used Before to Pay Fusion GPS

Former president Barack Obama's official campaign organization has directed nearly a million dollars to the same law firm that funneled money to Fusion GPS, the firm behind the infamous Steele dossier. Since April of 2016, Obama For America (OFA) has paid over $972,000 to Perkins Coie, records filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) show.
New Jersey Prepares to Raise Taxes on
"Almost Everything" as it Nears Financial Disaster

Tyler Durden – Zero Hedge
Unfortunately, being the not so proud owner of the most distressed and underfunded public pension fund in the U.S. is just the start of New Jersey's monetary woes, and as Bloomberg reports, New Jersey's fiscal situation is so dire that new Governor Phil Murphy has proposed taxing online-room booking, ride-sharing, marijuana, e-cigarettes and Internet transactions along with raising taxes on millionaires and retail sales...
NJ's democrats can't even agree how to best fleece the rich
IRS Found 1.2 Million Cases of Identity Theft by Illegal Immigrants
The Internal Revenue Services documented over 1.2 million cases of illegal immigrants filing tax returns with illegitimate social security numbers in 2017... "We identified 1,227,579 electronically filed tax returns, processed in FY 2017 through April 18, 2017, in which the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number on the return does not match the Social Security Number on the Form W-2," the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration told
Trump Administration Accuses California of "Bankrolling"
Human Smuggling Operations

The Trump administration on Monday accused the California state officials of "bankrolling" criminal human smuggling rings via so-called sanctuary policies. "We're giving them a selling point," said an administration official. "We're lining their pockets. Sanctuary cities are bankrolling the very criminal organizations that can smuggle terrorists, that smuggle weapons, that smuggle drugs and have killed border patrol agents."
Stopping the Drift Toward Multilingualism
Why Congress Must Pass the English Language Unity Act

Stephen Guschov
Public opinion surveys in recent years show the large majority of Americans of all backgrounds and political persuasions support English as our official language of government. In light of this overwhelming national sentiment, there is an urgent need to respond to the alarming disconnect that undermines America's traditional process of assimilation. In order to become a citizen, you must prove you are proficient in the English language.
English is the official language in 54 countries
Unbelievable: Kate Steinle's Killer
Launches New Battle to Sue America and Stay in the U.S.

Monica Showalter
After firing a stolen gun and killing Kate Steinle on the San Francisco waterfront in 2015, and then getting away with it in front of a leftwing jury which signaled motivation to strike back at President Trump, do you think Jose Ines Garcia-Zarate, is going away quietly? Do you think the five-times-deported illegal alien drug dealer and transient, with a record of seven felonies, will just allow himself to be deported, and then come back as he always does?
Obama DOJ Forced FBI to Delete 500,000 Fugitives from
Background Check Database

The Justice Department under Barack Obama directed the FBI to drop more than 500,000 names of fugitives with outstanding arrest warrants from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, acting FBI deputy director David Bowdich testified Wednesday. Fugitives from justice are barred from buying a firearm under federal law. But what is a fugitive from justice? That definition has been under debate by the FBI and the ATF.
Schwarzenegger to Sue Big Oil for 'First Degree Murder'
Arnold Schwarzenegger's next mission: taking oil companies to court "for knowingly killing people all over the world." The former California governor and global environmental activist announced the move Sunday at a live recording of Politico's Off Message podcast here at the SXSW festival, revealing that he's in talks with several private law firms and preparing a public push around the effort.

Schwarzenegger Used Private Jet for
Daily Commutes to California's Governor's Mansion

Arnold Schwarzenegger is going after modern energy use claiming specifically that he wants to take oil companies to court "for knowingly killing people all over the world" through alleged "global warming" impacts. But before Schwarzenegger files his court case against oil companies, he may have to prepare to appear as a defendant in his own case!
Gore Travels to Dubai, Warns:
‘Global warming’ Triggering ‘flying rivers, rain bombs’

Marc Morano
Former Vice President Al Gore is at it again. Gore is attempting to link extreme weather to man-made climate change, this time warning of “flying rivers” and “rain bombs.” But in a new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change, Gore is accused of engaging in scientifically baseless “weather porn” for attempting to link every bad weather event to “global warming.
Too Late, Germany Realizes Its Mistake
Michael Walsh
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's disastrous decision to throw open an essentially defenseless western Europe to hordes of military-age males from the Islamic ummah will go down in history as one of Christendom's greatest blunders, either a triumph of wishful childless-feminist thinking or a malevolent act of epic proportions.
Here's the Abuse We Warned About
The Inevitable Consequence of Transgender Rights Silliness

Eric Erickson
A man with a violent criminal record in Alaska got kicked out of a shelter after getting drunk and becoming belligerent. So he went to a battered women's shelter and demanded entry, claiming he identified as a woman. The battered women's shelter is a faith based organization and it denied him entry. He is now suing battered women's shelter for not taking him in.
Bill That Protects Freedom of
Those for and Against Same-Sex Marriage Angers Some on Left

Sen. Mike Lee has introduced a religious freedom bill that is designed to protect Americans who believe in traditional marriage from punishment by the government. "What an individual or organization believes about the traditional definition of marriage is not – and should never be – a part of the government's decision-making process when distributing licenses, accreditations, or grants," Lee, R-Utah, said in a statement.
Sex Reassignment Doesn't Work. Here is the Evidence.
Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D.
Sex "reassignment" doesn't work. It's impossible to "reassign" someone's sex physically, and attempting to do so doesn't produce good outcomes psychosocially. Medical evidence suggests that sex reassignment does not adequately address the psychosocial difficulties faced by people who identify as transgender. Even when the procedures are successful technically and cosmetically, and even in cultures that are relatively "trans-friendly," transitioners still face poor outcomes.
FBI, County Sheriff, Police, High School Staff All Knew About
17-yr-old Well Before Murder of One and 2 Attempted Murders

A week before Corey Johnson confessed to stabbing three people – one of them fatally – in a Palm Beach Gardens home, authorities were discussing pending federal criminal charges against the 17-year-old, according to a Jupiter police report. 
More: Read Koran for 'courage'
Texas Teachers Go to Gun School:
Weapon Training Classes for Educators Fill Up Fast

Teachers in Texas have been learning how to fire a gun in the wake of the Parkland, Florida school shooting that killed 17 including three educators. Sixteen teachers and school staff from the northern part of the state were given an entire day of training on Saturday. They were shown by a former Irving police officer how to handle a weapon in the event of an active shooter situation.
Meow Baby! Mountain Lions Are Popping Up
All Over the Bay Area – and Beyond

They are suspected of making off with a small dog in Pescadero. They're being blamed for mysterious sheep deaths in Sonoma County. And local outdoors writer Tom Stienstra even found one lurking outside the back door of his Northern California house the other day. They're mountain lions. And lately they seem to be making a ton of cameo appearances all over the Bay Area and up and down the state.
You just may want an AR-15
Here Are 8 Stubborn Facts on Gun Violence in America
John G. Malcolm and Amy Swearer
As emotions morph from grief to anger to resolve, it is vitally important to supply facts so that policymakers and professionals can fashion solutions based on objective data rather than well-intended but misguided emotional fixes. Are there ways to reduce gun violence and school shootings? Yes, but only after objectively assessing the facts and working collaboratively to fashion commonsense solutions.
California Billionaire is Hidden Hand Behind Florida Protests
The invasion of the state of Florida by hordes of anti-gun activists seeking to capitalize on the tragic mass murder at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is an example of how big liberal money and ideology is destroying this country from within. The ongoing refusal of the California crazies to accept the results of a legitimate election has led to the mobilization of tens of thousands of interchangeable morons who show up in mass street protests with the only difference being the signs that they are carrying.

Week ending 11 March 2018

Assault Rifle question
Bill and Hillary: Today's Julius and Ethel Rosenberg?
William F. Marshall
In a recent interview on Secure Freedom Radio, I discussed with Frank Gaffney some of my research at Judicial Watch into Bruce and Nellie Ohr, the dynamic Democrat duo who lie at the heart of the Hillary Clinton-DOJ-FBI-Fusion GPS conspiracy (the "Clinton Conspiracy") to throw the presidential election to Hillary and, failing that, to undermine the Trump presidency with fabulist claims of "Russian-Trump collusion."
The Politicization of the FBI
Joseph E. diGenova
Over the past year, facts have emerged that suggest there was a plot by high-ranking FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) officials in the Obama administration, acting under color of law, to exonerate Hillary Clinton of federal crimes and then, if she lost the election, to frame Donald Trump and his campaign for colluding with Russia to steal the presidency. This conduct was not based on mere bias, as has been widely claimed, but rather on deeply felt animus toward Trump and his agenda.
Student's Anti-gun Armband Protest
Stirs Reminders of Jack Boots and Brown Shirts

Ed Driscoll
What could go wrong? “David Hogg, one of the survivors of the Valentine’s Day Massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, has been a vocal proponent of gun control as a means of protecting school kids. Now, his sister, Lauren Hogg, is attempting to stir the national debate with her ‘armbands for change’ movement.”

Parkland Survivors Attack Dana Loesch's Children
NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch has been targeted by the Parkland survivors for major online bullying and abuse. These are the same students who have sat in school seminars being taught about the dangers of "bullying." She has been demonized, mocked, ridiculed and threatened with physical violence. Now, Loesch's children are being targeted for bullying by Parkland survivor Lauren Hogg.
U.S. Household Net Worth Pushes Further Into
Record Territory, $100 Trillion

Household net worth – the value of all assets such as stocks and real estate minus liabilities like mortgage and credit-card debt – rose more than $2 trillion last quarter to a record $98.746 trillion. U.S. households also saw their net worth rise to nearly seven times their disposable personal income in 2017, swelling past earlier pre-recession peaks.
Democrats Release Tax Hike Plan
Forbes – Ryan Ellis
This week, Congressional Democrats released a detailed tax hike plan that they promised to implement if given majority control of the House and Senate after the 2018 midterm elections. So much for the crocodile tears about the deficit–Democrats want to raise taxes not to reduce the debt, but rather to spend that tax hike money on boondoggle projects.
Democrats’ Tax Plan: Back to the Future?
John Hinderaker
The Democrats have rolled out the tax plan on which they intend to run in November. It is, I think, revealing. The Democrats’ tax plan is one more indication of how out of ammo they are. After years of opposing GOP tax cuts, they now admit that their position was, and is, untenable. The best they can say for their proposal is that it leaves most of the Trump tax cuts in place.
7 House Democrats Have Direct Ties to Notorious Anti-Semite
If They Were Republicans This Would Be Front-Page News

At least seven House Democrats are known to have direct ties to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, a notorious anti-Semite and racist who has called Jews "satanic" and said white people "deserve to die." California Reps. Maxine Waters and Barbara Lee, Illinois Rep. Danny Davis, Indiana Rep. Andre Carson, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, New York Rep. Gregory Meeks and Texas Rep. Al Green have all attended meetings with Farrakhan while in Congress, according to photos, videos and witness accounts of the meetings reviewed by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Gowdy, Goodlatte Demand Appointment of Special Counsel,
Citing FISA Abuses

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and Rep. Trey Gowdy on Tuesday demanded the appointment of a special counsel to investigate “conflicts of interest” and decisions “made and not made” by current and former Justice Department officials in 2016 and 2017, noting that “the public interest requires” the action. “Matters have arisen –both recently and otherwise – which necessitate the appointment of a Special Counsel. We do not make this observation and attendant request lightly,” Gowdy and Goodlatte wrote.
House Republicans Expand Dossier Probe,
Seek Info from Obama Officials

House Republicans are expanding their investigation of the Trump dossier, seeking answers from Obama administration officials including a former staffer for Vice President Joe Biden whose husband works for the firm behind the controversial document, Fox News has learned. A source familiar with the matter confirmed to Fox News that Shailagh Murray, who was Biden's former deputy chief of staff and communications director before serving as a senior adviser to President Obama, will be sent a questionnaire Friday.
Another Husband-Wife Team Linked to
Fusion GPS Found in Russia Collusion Probe

Investigators on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence appear to have uncovered a second husband-wife team who provided a conduit for opposition research by Fusion GPS into the highest levels of former President Barack Obama’s White House... Shailagh Murray, a former Obama policy adviser who previously served as deputy chief of staff and communications director for Vice President Joe Biden, is married to Neil King, Jr. – who works for the shadowy [Fusion GPS].
Australian Diplomat Whose Tip Prompted FBI's Russia-probe
Has Tie to Clintons

Lawmakers say the FBI didn't tell Congress about Alexander Downer's prior connection to the Clinton Foundation. Republicans say they are concerned the new information means nearly all of the early evidence the FBI used to justify its election-year probe of Trump came from sources supportive of the Clintons, including the controversial Steele dossier.
"The Clintons' tentacles go everywhere."
Trump's Popularity Hits New Heights – and Dems Run Scared
Monica Showalter
In agonizing, painful, miserable news for the Trump-hating left, a new Marist poll finds that President Trump's popularity has reached a new high at 42% approval, the highest it's been since he took office... At the same time, Trump's disapproval rate, now at 50%, fell four percentage points from 54%. The voters that the Trump haters the left has fed from for the past year, is shrinking. Something has changed.
Trump's Sanctions and Hardline Rhetoric
Brought North Korea to Negotiating Table, Experts Say

President Trump may have just forced North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un to come the negotiating table…with maybe just a little help from Twitter. Experts say that Trump's strategy dealing with the rogue regime – a combination of tweeted warnings and mockery, tough sanctions and pressure on China and others to tow the line – is bearing fruit. Evidence came this week, when Kim told a delegation from South Korea his regime is willing to discuss nuclear disarmament with the United States.
MS-13 is ‘taking over the school,’
One Teen Warned Before She was Killed

The old minivan appeared near the school on a Tuesday morning, its Illinois plates the only thing out of place in the blue-collar suburbs of central Long Island. But as backpack-toting teenagers passed by on their way to Brentwood High, the van’s doors suddenly swung open. Out sprang members of the violent street gang MS-13, armed with baseball bats.
GA Town Requires Gun Ownership:
'Something for a Potential Criminal to Think About'

As the gun control debate rages on, one Georgia town has a local law mandating that “every head of household residing in the city limits is required to maintain a firearm.” The law was enacted in Kennesaw, Georgia – a town of about 33,000 people 25 miles northwest of Atlanta – in 1982, and the community has historically had a low rate of violent crime.
Gun Confiscation Coming as Illinois Bill Requiring 18-20-Year-Olds to Hand Over Certain Semi-Automatic Firearms Moves to Senate
A bill requiring 18-20 year olds to hand over or transfer ownership of heretofore legally possessed "assault weapons" is gaining sponsors in the Illinois Senate after passing the House last month. The bill, HB 1465, was sponsored in the House by Rep. Michelle Mussman (D-Schaumburg) and passed by a vote of 64-51 on February 28.
Crime at University of Kansas Down After 6 Months of Campus Carry
Six months into a campus carry rule at the University of Kansas that liberals were sure would result in bloody gunfights and grueling body counts, the actual crime statistics are telling an altogether different story. From 2016 to 2017, crimes reported on campus went not up, but down, according to a Friday university police announcement reported by the Lawrence Journal-World.
Will Congress Finally Get Tough on Junk Science?
The UN's IARC Cancer Committee is the Canary in the Coal Mine

Paul Driessen
A growing problem for modern industrialized Western societies is the legion of government agencies and unelected bureaucrats and allied nongovernmental organizations that seem impervious to transparency, accountability or reform. Their expansive power often controls public perceptions and public policies. Prominent among them are those involved in climate change research and energy policy.
Cancer Claim for Monsanto's Roundup Gets Judge's Scrutiny
Claims that the active ingredient in the widely used weed killer Roundup can cause cancer have been evaluated by international agencies, U.S. and foreign regulators and the product's manufacturer – agribusiness giant Monsanto. Now, a federal judge in San Francisco is conducting his own review during an unusual set of court hearings that began Monday. It has big stakes for Monsanto and hundreds of farmers and others who have sued the company.
Monsanto’s Roundup (glyphosate) No Carcinogen, Concludes EPA
EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs – December 12, 2017
An extensive database exists for evaluating the carcinogenic potential of glyphosate, including 63 epidemiological studies, 14 animal carcinogenicity studies, and nearly 90 genotoxicity studies for the active ingredient glyphosate. These studies were evaluated for quality and results were analyzed across studies within each line of evidence. The available data at this time do no support a carcinogenic process for glyphosate. Overall, animal carcinogenicity and genotoxicity studies were remarkably consistent and did not demonstrate a clear association between glyphosate exposure and outcomes of interest related to carcinogenic potential.
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EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs
Consumer Group Implores Supreme Court to Defend Consumers' Right to Buy Eggs, Meat – Claim Restrictions Violate Constitution
The Center for Consumer Freedom is supporting legal challenges brought by several states concerning laws in California and Massachusetts that discriminate against conventionally produced eggs, pork and veal. The Center for Consumer Freedom has filed amicus briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court, imploring the justices to hear two lawsuits challenging laws in California and Massachusetts that hinder sales of eggs and meat products from other states.
Nobody is Truly Transgender Because Sex Change is
‘Physically Impossible,’ Writes Philosopher

Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
A person can pretend to be a member of the opposite sex, Dr. Anderson notes, but it will never be more than play-acting since one’s biological sex is a physical reality outside the individual’s control. “Modern science shows that our sexual organization begins with our DNA and development in the womb, and that sex differences manifest themselves in many bodily systems and organs, all the way down to the molecular level,” Anderson writes.
“Biological sex,” is the only kind of sex there is.
To Combat Iguana Problem, Researchers Bash In Reptiles’ Heads
Researchers are on a critical mission in the heart of Broward County – bashing in the brains of iguanas in an attempt to eliminate the reptiles that have overtaken South Florida. A 15-member team from the University of Florida is using a tool called a captive bolt gun that sends a bolt into the brain, similar to what is used in the livestock industry. 
Another Fake Global Warming Scare is Busted
Thomas Lifson
A favorite technique of the propagandists of the Global Warming scare is to find cute and cuddly creatures that they can claim are "threatened" by global warming. For years, an iconic picture of a polar bear on an ice floe was used to frighten children into clutching their stuffed teddy bears and demanding Mommy and Daddy act to save them. Ever eager NASA published a warning less than two years ago: "Climate change may shrink Adélie penguin range by end of century."
U.S. Navy Canceling Program to Turn Destroyers 'Green';
Technology Fails to Match Hype

The Navy is canceling a program to install fuel-efficient hybrid electric drives in 34 destroyers, leaving only one destroyer with the technology, the Navy confirmed in a statement. Citing "department priorities," the service requested $6.3 million for 2018 to finish the installation on the destroyer Truxtun, but has zeroed out funding in 2019 and in the out years. The service has spent about $52 million on the program to date. The whole program was expected to cost $356.25 million, according to the Navy's FY2017 budget submission.
Trump Organization Says It Has Donated $151,470 In Profits from
Foreign Government Patrons

The Trump Organization has donated $151,470 in foreign government profits at its hotels and similar businesses last year to the U.S. Treasury, an executive said in a statement Friday. George Sorial, the executive vice president and chief compliance counsel, said the Feb. 22 voluntary donation fulfills the company's pledge to donate profits from foreign government patronage while Donald Trump is president.
James Clapper Avoids Charges for 'clearly erroneous'
Surveillance Testimony as Statutes Expire Monday

Former intelligence chief James Clapper is poised to avoid charges for allegedly lying to Congress following five years of apparent inaction by the Justice Department. Two criminal statutes that cover lying to Congress have five-year statutes of limitations, establishing a Monday deadline to charge Clapper, who in retirement has emerged as a leading critic of President Trump.

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