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“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.”
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individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.”
F. A. Hayek, Economic Freedom and Representative Government (1973)

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The businessman's tool is values; the bureaucrat's tool is fear."
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After Trump Won, Google Cried in its Safe Space –
How the Heck Can We Trust Them Now?

Brent Bozell
CFO Ruth Porat says: "We have an obligation to fight for what is right. And that is one of the many things that makes this company so beautiful... Our values are strong! We will fight to protect them, and we will use our great strength and resources that we have to continue to advance really important values." Google has responded with yet another "What? Us?" denial.

Bruce Ohr: Mueller Inquisition is Peter Strzok's "Insurance Policy"
L.J. Keith
Peter Strzok's co-conspirator and lover Lisa Page, though still combative, was much more forthcoming in her testimony to the committee. She said that that Strzok's emails and texts meant "exactly what they say they mean." When he said he would try to stop Trump, he meant it. When he said he had concocted an "insurance policy "with Andrew McCabe in "Andy's office" he was referring to using the fake Russian dossier to knowingly frame Donald Trump and create the basis for the Mueller investigation.


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Week ending 16 September 2018

Boom Times: 72% Blue Collar Are
'optimistic about future,' 67% 'happy'

That recession driven grimness hanging over the workplace has lifted and now workers of all shades are feeling good about their future. A new survey provided to Secrets said that 72 percent of blue collar workers and 76 percent of white collar workers are optimistic about their future. What's more, half feel that it would be easy to find another job if they needed or wanted to.
U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Drop to Near 49-Year Low
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, hitting its lowest level in nearly 49 years and pointing to robust labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 204,000 for the week ended Sept. 8, the lowest level since December 1969, the Labor Department said on Thursday.
Kavanaugh Confirmation Process Has Been
'An Intergalactic Freak Show,' Sen. Kennedy Says

Sen. John Kennedy called the confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh “an intergalactic freak show” and said he was embarrassed for Congress by the accusations of sexual misconduct leveled at the Supreme Court nominee. “So far, it’s pretty much been an intergalactic freak show,” Kennedy, R-La., told Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.” “Most Americans are looking at this – most mainstream Americans – and they’re thinking that Congress has hit rock bottom and started to dig.”

Feinstein's Handling of Kavanaugh Letter
Shows Complete Disregard for Truth and Justice

Judge Jeanine Pirro
Dianne, as a ranking member of the committee interviewing Kavanaugh, how could you possibly let a moment pass without addressing the issue when Kavanaugh was right in front of you [during the confirmation hearing] and would have had the opportunity to respond? What were you thinking? Are you stupid? Why would you let it go? Let me tell you why you let it go, Dianne. Because even you didn't believe it. What other reason could there be?

Kimberley Strassel Picks Apart Feinstein's Kavanaugh Letter:
'Timing Here Cannot Be Ignored'

Virginia Kruta
California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein issued a statement on Thursday alluding to a letter she received that raised concerns about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh – but the Wall Street Journal's Kimberley Strassel suggested that the whole scenario didn't exactly add up.

Justice Ginsburg Rips 'Highly Partisan' SCOTUS Confirmations
"The way it was, was right - the way it is, is wrong." Justice Ginsburg told a George Washington University Law School event aired on C-SPAN. "The atmosphere in '93 was truly bipartisan. The vote on my confirmation was 96-3, even though I had spent about 10 years of my life litigating cases under the auspices of the ACLU, and I was on the ACLU board and one of their general counsels."

Dem Senator Chris Coons Defends
"Well Justified" Harassment of GOP Senators Over Kavanaugh

Leftists Inundate Senator Collins' Office with
Threatening Voicemails, Giant Penis Cutout

Leftist and abortion enthusiasts against the confirmation of Kavanaugh have ramped up efforts to try to persuade Collins to oppose the qualified judge, including crowdfunding over a million dollars and threatening to give the money to the campaign of a Collins opponent in 2020. Now the threatening voicemails and vulgar demonstrations are pouring in, too.

Democrats Hoping for Another Anita Hill
Jeff Crouere
During this age of Trump Derangement Syndrome, Democrats sink to new levels of lunacy every day. As Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) continues to encourage liberals to harass Trump administration officials and supporters, several crazed activists have gone too far. This week, a GOP office in Wyoming was set on fire by an arsonist, likely a far-left Democrat extremist. Even worse, a Republican congressional candidate in California was almost stabbed to death by a liberal activist who attacked him at a festival.
Residents of New Mexico Compound Indicted on Federal Charges
Five residents of a ramshackle desert compound were indicted Tuesday on firearms and conspiracy charges. Federal prosecutors in New Mexico say the group was preparing for violent attacks on government, military, educational and financial institutions. Prosecutors said the five, all members of an extended family, established a training camp and firing range in Amalia, New Mexico, where they stored firearms and ammunition and engaged in firearms and tactical training "as part of their common plan to prepare for violent attacks."
Bumbling DA had set them free!
Millions of Water Bottles Found Rotting in Puerto Rico as
San Juan Mayor Continues to Bash Trump on CNN

Abandoned water puts the lie to Puerto Rico claims
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz has repeatedly attacked President Donald Trump over the U.S. government's response in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, even as 12 million bottles of water were discovered this week rotting on an airport runway in Puerto Rico. The revelation comes at roughly the same time that Yulin Cruz appeared on CNN to bash Trump and also attacked the president in a series of tweets this week.
Kamala Harris is Rapidly Gaining a Reputation as the
Most Dishonest Senator

Sen. Kamala Harris', D-Calif., attempts last week to upend Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearings with outright fabrications would make even former Nevada senator and noted smear artist Harry Reid blush. In fact, if we were to gauge who is the biggest liar right now in the U.S. Senate, Harris has jumped into the lead and seems to be consolidating her position. You don't need to take conservatives' word for that either.
Trump, Pompeo Bash Ex-Secretary of State Kerry On Iran Talks
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unloaded Friday on his Obama-era predecessor John Kerry for "actively undermining" U.S. policy on Iran by meeting several times recently with the Iranian foreign minister, who was his main interlocutor in the Iran nuclear deal negotiations. In unusually blunt and caustic language, Pompeo said Kerry's meetings with Mohammad Javad Zarif were "unseemly and unprecedented" and "beyond inappropriate."
Google Execs Caught On Video
Bashing Trump Supporters After 2016 Election

A leaked video from a Google "all hands meeting" following the 2016 presidential election shows the tech giant's top executives voicing their opposition to Donald Trump and making disparaging remarks about the newly-elected president's supporters. In an hour-long video exclusively obtained by Breitbart, Google executives say they are "deeply offended" by Trump's victory and suggest that his supporters were motivated by "fear," "xenophobia," and "hatred."

Kevin McCarthy:
Breitbart's Exposure of Leaked Google Video Calls for Hearing

"It's time for [Google] to come into a hearing," McCarthy told Family Research Center's Tony Perkins on his Washington Watch radio show. "Google controls 90 percent of all Internet searches… They control what we're seeing." "The whole [thing] sounded like a progressive therapy session," Perkins, president of FRC said. "It was an admission when [a Google executive] said even conservatives in the building were afraid to speak up in conversation"
Collusion: Google Attempted to
Rig 2016 Election for Hillary Clinton, Email Chain Reveals

Jay Greenberg
A leaked email chain has revealed that senior executives at Google attempted to rig the 2016 U.S. presidential election for Hillary Clinton. The emails were obtained by Fox News's Tucker Carlson and show a clear attempt by the tech giant to influence the election in favor of the Democrats.
Why People Think the Press is Full of Lies, Part 4,327,215.
Headline: Nikki Haley's View of New York Is Priceless. Her Curtains? $52,701.
Scroll down – keep scrolling – and you eventually get to this: "A spokesman for Ms. Haley said plans to buy the curtains were made in 2016, during the Obama administration.
Ms. Haley had no say in the purchase, he said."
Bob Woodward's Trail of Accuracy Issues Lies
J.P. Travis
Now that he has a book negative about Trump, the mainstream media talks about his "long and storied history of credibility." But they ignore all the times he was caught lying in the past. Remember when Woodward said he was alone in the room with dying former CIA Director William Casey and the unconscious man suddenly sat up in bed and made a confession? Casey's family and protection detail said it never happened – they wouldn't even let the creep in the room. Remember when...

Bob Woodward Has a Trail of Accuracy Issues
That Nobody is Talking About

Peter Hasson
"There is now convincing evidence that 'Deep Throat' was indeed a fabrication. Bob Woodward has provided it himself," [L. Patrick] Gray wrote in the book, a copy of which was reviewed by The Daily Caller News Foundation. "'Deep Throat' could not be the single individual Woodward always claimed him to be" but instead was a "composite fiction," Gray charged.
Illegal Immigrants Cited in Theft of 39 Million Social Security Numbers;
Obama Admin Stopped Sending "no match" Letters to Employers

The Immigration Reform Law Institute said that from 2012 to 2016 there were "39 million instances where names and Social Security numbers on W-2 tax forms did not match the corresponding Social Security records." The group said that there is a "thriving black market" used by illegal immigrants to get Social Security numbers needed to get a job.
The Coming Decarbonization Tsunami
Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris
In an unfortunately all too successful attempt to scare people, [Al] Gore and his cohorts began using "carbon" as a synonym for carbon dioxide, knowing it would conjure up visions of soot, lamp black and coal dust. Aside from the fact that CO2 contains a single molecule of carbon, it has about as much in common with elemental carbon as lightning does with lightning bugs.
Washington State In Legal Battle with 6 States
After it Refuses to Build Coal Export Terminal

Washington State is denying the states the permits required to build a large coal export terminal along the Columbia River. The states have sued and Washington filed a motion for dismissal. But U.S. District Court Judge Robert Bryan rejected Washington State's motion, setting the stage for a legal showdown over who really gets final say over which products flow through the nation's sea ports.
Keep Carbon Taxes in the Ground
Paul Driessen
The House of Representatives recently passed a sense of Congress resolution that a carbon tax would kill jobs, damage the revitalized U.S. economy, and disproportionately impact poor, minority and working class families. The vote also reflects the fact that America is still over 80% dependent on fossil fuels – and helps explain why a misguided Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) was able to convince only one colleague (Brian Fitzpatrick, R-PA) to cosponsor his carbon tax bill back in July.
Report: Americans Spend $16.9 Billion on Target Shooting
A just-released "Target Shooting in America: An Economic Force for Conservation" report from Southwick Associates estimates U.S. target shooters  pay $14 million a day in taxes – enough in state and local levies throughout the year to fully underwrite the employment of 46,000 firefighters. "The total $16.9 billion spent on target shooting adds $19.5 billion to our country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Licensed Gun Owner Aids Illinois Cops in Shootout with Suspect;
1 Officer Injured

A licensed gun owner was hailed Thursday for his role in helping police in suburban Chicago stop a suspect who was firing an automatic weapon, officials said. Officials commended the unnamed civilian for his actions as they stood outside a hospital where Cicero police Officer Luis Duarte, 31, was undergoing surgery for four gunshot wounds suffered during the shootout, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Woman Threatened By Teen with Knife Demanding Sex at Walmart,
Concealed Carry Holder Steps In

A woman at a Walmart claims he then said, "I want you to have sex with me. I have a knife in my pocket," before showing her a knife. "Are you threatening me with a knife if I don't have sex with you?" she said she asked the boy. "Yes," he responded.
Good guy with a gun – again!
Did France's Gun Control Hurt Its Resistance to the Nazis?
Robert VerBruggen
The French came closer to having a Second Amendment than one might imagine. Indeed, they could have had one more clearly written than ours: Just a month after the storming of the Bastille in 1789, a draft of the Declaration of Rights stated that "every citizen has the right to keep arms at home and to use them, either for the common defense or for his own defense, against any unlawful attack which may endanger the life, limb, or freedom of one or more citizens." Alas, it was not to be.
'What was your most unusual sex act?'
Cincy Police, Fire Recruits Asked About Sex

Cincinnati police and firefighter recruits are asked to describe their "most unusual sex act" in a questionnaire that can later become accessible to the public. The questions are part of the Fire and Police departments' pre-employment process. They raise concerns for some that new recruits are being asked to divulge private, probing details about their sexual history.
Computer Model: Death Toll in Puerto Rico from
Hurricane Maria Officially Raised to 2,975 from 64

The estimate of 2,975 was determined using a mathematical model based on historical patterns, with adjustments made for age and sex, researchers said. That sum is more than 4,500 percent higher than the original estimate of 64. Deaths long after the storm counted... "We thought we would capture all the deaths if we looked at the period between September 2017 and February 2018, but in reality, even in February, there was still some excess deaths among the poor and the elderly."
Don't Call the Alamo's Defenders 'heroic,'
Texas School Curriculum Panel Urges

A panel advising the State Board of Education on what seventh-graders should learn in their social studies courses has urged deleting the label "heroic" from a curriculum standard about the Alamo's defenders. The proposed tweak to a directive about what teachers should teach about Texas history and the state's most iconic battle infuriated several state politicians, including Gov. Greg Abbott, who characterized the nonbinding advice as political correctness run amok.

Week ending 9 September 2018

Anonymous NY Times Op-Ed is a
Liberal Media Attack On President Trump

Newt Gingrich
In its fervor to attack the White House – and influence the midterm elections – the New York Times happily eschewed basic journalistic standards and offered its page and waning credibility to a nameless, disgruntled, elitist coward who seems to believe he or she has the moral authority to ignore and undermine the elected leader of the free world.
Left or Liberal?
Prager U
Tell the average American you're a liberal and they'll assume you're on the political left. Yet, leftists and liberals hold very different positions on key issues. In this video [6-min.], Dennis Prager explains how the tenets of liberalism like a belief in capitalism and free speech have more in common with conservatism than with the identity politics and racial resentment preached by the left.
Linda Sarsour Calls for People to Stop 'Humanizing' Jews
Far-left Islamic activist Linda Sarsour made strong anti-Semitic remarks during a speech this month at the annual Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) convention in Houston, Texas – calling for the dehumanization of Israelis. Sarsour, who has a long history of anti-Semitism, received a ringing endorsement from Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez this week after she was arrested for disrupting Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearing.
Flashback: Obama Prosecuted Staff Leakers,
Gave Lie-Detector Tests, ‘paranoid’

Paul Bedard
According to reports at the time from even New York Times journalists, no administration was tougher on leakers and punishing to the media than Obama’s, a saga reinforced by reporters who have called Trump’s team more forthcoming. Criticism of Obama’s attacks on the media and leakers did not just come in tweets and TV appearances by journalists but in an official report from the Committee to Protect Journalists, authored by former Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr.
Why Trump's Record Trumps the Media's Spin
Christian Whiton
I’m quite familiar with the methods the media uses to get unattributed disgruntled junior staff to convey the agenda it desires, which is what’s happening here. I’m also familiar with the nature of an administration, in which many people who “work for the president” or “work in the White House” may have never met the man who sits in the Oval Office, and who certainly have never provided (or withheld) advice or information that matters to government policy.
Jobless Claims Fall to 203,000.
They Haven't Been This Low Since Dec. 6, 1969

The rate of layoffs in the U.S. as measured by initial jobless claims fell by 10,000 to 203,000 in the week before the Labor Day holiday, touching the lowest mark since the final weeks of 1969. Economists polled by MarketWatch had forecast a 212,000 reading. The monthly average of new claims, meanwhile, declined by 2,750 to 209,500, the government said Thursday.

Trump's Tight Labor Market
Wins U.S. Construction Workers Higher Wages

American construction workers are seeing their wages rise in the blue collar industry as President Trump's "Buy American, Hire American" tightened labor market forces business to find and employ disenfranchised U.S. workers, rather than importing foreign workers.

High Career and Life Satisfaction Among
American Blue-Collar Workers

The vast majority of U.S. blue-collar workers say their lives are headed "in the right direction," according to the results of a poll released this week. Eighty-five percent of these workers in America are optimistic regarding the direction of their lives, and 86 percent are satisfied with their jobs, according to the survey commissioned by Express Employment Professionals.

American Manufacturers Growing at Fastest Pace in 14 Years
The numbers: American manufacturers are on a roll: Business conditions surged in August to a 14-year high, according to a a survey of industry executives. The Institute for Supply Management said its manufacturing index jumped to a 14-year high of 61.3% last month from 58.1% in July. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had forecast the index to total 57.9%.

Thanks to GOP Tax Cuts,
Utilities Are Lowering Rates – Latest Count 120

Thanks to the tax cuts passed by the Republican House and Senate and signed by President Donald Trump, at least 120 utilities across the country are lowering rates for customers, according to a report from Americans for Tax Reform. This means lower electric bills, lower gas bills, and lower water bills for Americans. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act cut the corporate rate from 35% to 21%. Utility companies are passing on the tax savings in the form of lower rates for customers.
Paul Ryan: House to Make Individual Tax Cuts Permanent
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., announced Wednesday that the Lower Chamber will vote later this month to make the individual tax cuts signed in December permanent, the Washington Examiner reports. Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., added, "We will make those tax cuts permanent."
WSJ Claims Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey,
Personally Decides Who is Blacklisted

Steven Ahle
This could be interesting. Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey will be testifying this week to at least two House committees on Twitter's shadow banning. As if that weren't bad enough, the Wall Street Journal has published a report that claims Dorsey personally decides who gets blacklisted. If that is true, that means his previous testimony to Congress and his public comments are nothing but lies.
Labor Day 2018:
To Drain the Swamp, You Must Be Able to Fire the Swamp

Richard Manning
If you want to drain the swamp, you need to be able to fire the swamp. President Trump, Congress and public employee unions (the defenders of the swamp) all know this. You need to know this because this Labor Day the battle over public funding of public employee union expenses and the ability to fire incompetent federal employees should matter to everyone. Fortunately, the protection for the swamp is beginning to show cracks.

The Government Needs to Hold
More Federal Employees Accountable for Misconduct

Rep. Louie Gohmert
Washington dysfunction runs deep. True change must uproot systemic injustices and remove those in government who perpetuate them. This is the essence of the MERIT (Modern Employment Reform, Improvement, and Transformation) Act – a piece of legislation I am proud to co-sponsor. The MERIT Act allows for the expedited removal of federal employees who have either engaged in misconduct or who are failing to perform their duties.
Fixing Washington - The MERIT Bill
Fixing Washington Begins with Common Sense Bureaucratic Reform
Congressman Daniel Webster
One critical part of draining the swamp is firing ineffective, inefficient, and unelected bureaucrats. Earlier this year, President Trump signed three common sense executive orders designed to make it easier to fire bad federal employees and rein in government employee unions. Unfortunately, an Obama-appointed district judge just struck down important parts of these executive orders. I've joined with several of my Republican colleagues to introduce and support the Modern Employment Reform, Improvement, and Transformation Act (MERIT Act).
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The MERIT Bill in PDF
Playing the Victim:
Russian Hacking is the Left’s Favorite Piece of Propaganda

The economy is booming, GDP is growing, the stock market is soaring, hitting historic high while unemployment rates hit historic lows. Job-stifling regulations are being eliminated. Homeland security is improved due to strict immigration policy and border protection. United States energy dominance and independence are boosted. Significant achievements are being made in the promotion of the international fair trade. The list of achievements of the Trump administration is long. What should we do to this president, though? Impeach him, of course – according to Democrats. Because of Russia … or something.
Now We Know: Obama DID Sign Off On Spygate
Many have long suspected that the operation to frame GOP candidate-turned-POTUS Donald Trump with a phony "Russian collusion" allegation that included the insertion of spies into his 2016 campaign could not have gone off without the full knowledge and approval of President Barack Obama. A development over the week all but proves that POTUS Obama was indeed the master of ceremonies, if not the ringleader himself.
Man Seen Handing Out Money to Kavanaugh Protester
'Works for Soros-Funded Org'

Internet sleuths claim they managed to identify the man seen handing out cash to a protester outside of the hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh in Washington DC on Tuesday. You'll never guess which international billionaire he allegedly works for! The man handing money to the Kavanaugh hearing protester is Vinay Krishnan. Consultant/organizer at Center for Popular Democracy. An Organization ON THE RECORD as have received funding from George Soros.
Doctors from TX Attending Kavanaugh Hearing Saw
'Protesters' Being Paid Cash for Planned Disruption

... then there were the aspiring impromptu "protesters" encountered by three doctors visiting from Texas. The doctors, who stood in line with them outside, told interviewer Adam Schindler that they witnessed organized activists with a literal bag of cash paying the rent-a-mob to shriek, act out, and disrupt the hearing.
Sen. Feinstein Dropped an Absurd Fake Abortion Stat
During Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing

Feinstein unloaded a whopper of a false claim Wednesday during Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearing. She claimed that approximately 1.2 million women died from illegal abortions in the 20 years preceding the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision, which legalized abortion nationwide.
Kamala Harris Suggested Kavanaugh Spoke to Trump's Law Firm
About Mueller. She was Lying, of Course.

Ben Shapiro
So no, she has no evidence. But that didn't stop her from leveling the accusation, to the celebration of the press. This makes Harris one of two major liars in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing – the other being Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) who claimed he had released classified documents at peril of life and limb (he didn't) and that those documents contained bombshells (they didn't).
EPA Announces Replacement for Clean Power Plan
The proposed Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule would require improvements in coal power plant efficiency and establish guidelines for states to address greenhouse gas emissions from coal power plants. "The Obama administration's so-called 'Clean Power Plan' offered a typical story from that era," said McConnell. "An innocent-seeming name. A pleasant-sounding objective. But underneath, an intrusive regulatory regime built not on effective policy but on far-left ideology.
The Misguided Affordable Clean Energy Rule
 Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris
To increase government control over the economy, the Obama White House strongly supported the climate scare: the unfounded crusade to restrict CO2emissions. The impact was and would be profoundly harmful. As MIT atmospheric meteorologist Richard Lindzen has said, “Controlling carbon is a bureaucrat’s dream. If you control carbon, you control life.”
Endangerment Finding delenda est
Paul Driessen
As the Punic Wars dragged on, Cato the Elder reportedly concluded every speech to the Roman Senate by proclaiming "Carthago delenda est" – "Carthage must be destroyed." Ample evidence suggests that the Obama era Environmental Protection Agency's "Endangerment Finding" was devised in violation of basic scientific and transparency principles that ignored or excluded extensive evidence that contradicted its preordained outcome.
Texas Officials Scuttle Giant Wind Project
Saves Taxpayers Million$ in Tax Credits

By a unanimous vote, the Texas Public Utility Commission (PUC) rejected what would have been the largest wind-energy project ever constructed in the United States. In handing down its July 26 decision, the PUC said American Electric Power's (AEP) $4.5 billion, four-state Wind Catcher project did not offer sufficient verifiable benefits to Texas ratepayers.
Insp. General Faults Obama EPA's Response to Flint Water Crisis
Although the July IG report concludes state and local officials also share responsibility for Flint's drinking water fiasco, IG Arthur A. Elkins said the EPA's slow reaction to the crisis under President Barack Obama needlessly worsened the problem. "This report urges the EPA to strengthen its oversight of state drinking water programs now so that the agency can act quickly in times of emergency."
Study Draws Transgender Ire: Peer Pressure and
Prior Psychiatric Illness Linked to Gender Issues in Teens

Dr. Susan Berry
A new study that has drawn criticism from transgender activists finds most teens "come out" as transgender after belonging to a peer group in which multiple friends identify as trans. Additionally, the study shows most young people announcing they are transgendered have already been identified with at least one mental health disorder.
Cops Shot Jihadist Who Stabbed U.S. Tourists in Amsterdam
Just Nine Seconds After He Began His Attack

Police shot a jihadists knifeman who stabbed two U.S. tourists in Amsterdam just nine seconds after he began his attack, it has emerged. A 'spotter' had been tracking the 19-year-old, named as Jawed Santani, when he pulled out a blade and attacked the two 38-year-olds at the Dutch capital's central station last week. Amsterdam's police chief Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg said an officer trained to spot pickpockets and potential terrorists noticed the Afghan's 'abnormal behavior at the station.
The TSA needs to hire 'spotters'
‘In God We Trust’ Sign Offended Teachers,
A Florida School District Came Up with a Fix

Palm Beach County teachers who were offended by an “In God We Trust” sign displayed in front offices prompted the school district on Wednesday to come up with a new way to comply with a recently approved state law. The School Board agreed to use the state seal, which also says “In God We Trust,” in place of Palm Beach County’s homemade design, which posted the words in bold capital letters.
How Colleges Are Ripping Off a Generation of Ill-Prepared Students
Walter Williams
Earlier this month, the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress, aka the nation's "report card," was released. It's not a pretty story. Only 37 percent of 12th-graders tested proficient or better in reading, and only 25 percent did so in math. Among black students, only 17 percent tested proficient or better in reading, and just 7 percent reached at least a proficient level in math.
Democratic Socialist Julia Salazar's Brother Reveals
Truth About the Childhood She Called 'hardscrabble'

Avowed socialist Julia Salazar grew up in a succession of sprawling waterfront homes enjoying all the trappings of middle-class life, from boats and luxury cars to pedigree pets and private school, can reveal. The 27-year-old Democratic candidate for the New York Senate has come unstuck in recent days after she was outed as a former Republican and accused of faking her hardscrabble immigrant backstory.
Is lying about your background a Democrat requirement?

Week ending 2 September 2018

This Opinion Just In…
Dr. Mueller’s Endless Surgery Defines Malpractice

Deroy Murdock
In his best-selling book, The Russia Hoax, my Fox News colleague Gregg Jarett explains in graphic detail how Mueller’s probe was born illegitimate. The special-counsel statute requires that investigations begin with enough evidence of specific lawbreaking to establish reasonable suspicion of criminality. Only then may a special counsel proceed and determine if federal statutes were violated.
Masculinity Is Good
Eric Metaxas
Male and Female God created us. That means He created masculinity and femininity as well. Lose one or the other, and bad things happen. At UCLA, students recently formed the Toxic Masculinity Committee – designed to help men understand, among other things, that their innate drive for aggression is a bad thing.
Justice Department Discloses
No FISA Court Hearings Held on Carter Page Warrants

Judicial Watch today announced that in response to a Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit, the DOJ admitted in a court filing last night that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court held no hearings on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) spy warrant applications targeting Carter Page, a former Trump campaign part-time advisor who was the subject of four controversial FISA warrants. "It is disturbing that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance courts rubber-stamped the Carter Page spy warrants and held not one hearing on these extraordinary requests to spy on the Trump team," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
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Email Logs Reveal Correspondence Between Clinton Associate,
Fusion GPS, and Russians at Trump Tower Meeting

Attorney Edward Lieberman, whose late wife Evelyn served as Hillary Clinton's chief of staff, exchanged numerous emails with the co-founder of the controversial Fusion GPS firm and Russian participants in the infamous June 9, 2016, Trump Tower meeting, documentation provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee shows. Now the email logs provide a paper trail connection between Lieberman, Fusion GPS, and two of the Russian participants in the Trump Tower confab.
The tower meeting was a setup from the very beginning
Dots Connecting Quickly: Bruce Ohr Worked with Andrew Weissmann, While Nellie Ohr Worked for Fusion GPS in 2015…
Last Sunday Representative Darrell Issa was being interviewed by Maria Bartiromo about the testimony of Bruce Ohr when Issa innocuously said that Nellie Ohr was working for Fusion GPS in 2015. Previous to that statement by Issa the timeline for Nellie Ohr working with Fusion GPS began in April of 2016 (simultaneous to Fusion beginning the contract work for the Clinton Campaign and sub-contracting of Chris Steele). If the 2015 date was correct, this was a big deal; a VERY BIG deal.
GOP Rep Touches Off Firestorm with Claim FBI Leaked Info,
Used Stories to Get FISA Warrants

A Republican congressman touched off a firestorm Tuesday after claiming on Twitter that his office had information suggesting the FBI leaked information to the press and used the resulting articles to help obtain surveillance warrants. "We've learned NEW information suggesting our suspicions are true: FBI/DOJ have previously leaked info to the press, and then used those same press stories as a separate source to justify FISA's," House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, R-N.C., tweeted overnight.
Did the FBI Cover Up Evidence That China Hacked
Clinton's State Dept. Emails?

Investor's Business Daily
More than three years after Hillary Clinton admitted that she'd used an unsecured private email server to handle classified emails while secretary of State, and two years after the FBI exonerated her, we finally learn what we should have known all along. That China apparently had unfettered access to all her emails, including many that were highly classified.
Jobless Claims Lower than Expected,
Four Week Average Hits LOWEST LEVEL SINCE 1969

The number of Americans filing new applications for state unemployment benefits rose by less than expected last week, suggesting that the labor market is still very vigorous. Jobless claims are an indication of layoffs and have been closely watched this year for signs that trade disputes might weigh on the U.S. labor market. So far, there are no signs that tariffs have cost the U.S. economy any jobs.
U.S. Economy Logs Best Performance in Nearly 4 Years
U.S. economic growth was a bit stronger than initially thought in the second quarter, notching its best performance in nearly four years, as businesses boosted spending on software and imports declined. Gross domestic product increased at a 4.2 percent annualized rate, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday in its second estimate of GDP growth for the April-June quarter.
Report: China Hacked Hillary Clinton's Private Email Server,
Got Nearly All Her Emails

A Chinese-owned company operating in the Washington, D.C., area hacked Hillary Clinton's private server throughout her term as secretary of state and obtained nearly all her emails, two sources briefed on the matter told The Daily Caller News Foundation. The Chinese firm obtained Clinton's emails in real time as she sent and received communications and documents through her personal server, according to the sources, who said the hacking was conducted as part of an intelligence operation.
Department of Education Wildly Overstates
Number of School-Related Shootings in New Survey

The Department of Education reported there were 235 school-related shootings in the U.S. during the 2015-16 school year, but NPR could confirm less than 5 percent of the incidents occurred in a new report. Of the 235 school-related shooting incidents, NPR only confirmed 11 of them. The huge discrepancy calls into question the reliability of data disseminated by the government on the pressing issue of school safety.

Gov't Grossly Inflates Stats on School Shootings
Nate Jackson
We're shocked – shocked – to note that the Leftmedia hyperventilation about the epidemic of school shootings is based on false information. Some might call it "fake news." Back in February, we noted another study debunking the idea of an epidemic of school shootings. In fact, there are one-quarter as many school-shooting deaths now as in the early 1990s.
This is important and under-reported
Coal Hits the Political Fan in Germany
David Wojick, Ph.D.
Germany's "climate chancellor" Angela Merkel has shocked the climate alarmist world by declining to support tighter Paris Agreement emission targets for the European Union. Her place as the leading EU alarmist was already threatened when Germany admitted that they could not meet their 2020 target and now it is probably gone for good.
Florida's Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate
Under Attack for Tallahassee Corruption Probe

Andrew Gillum, who engineered a surprising upset victory in Florida's Democratic primary this week, is picking up endorsements, money and plenty of national attention in the aftermath of his win. But as the Tallahassee mayor mounts his bid to become Florida's first black governor, he is already coming under swift attack from Republican opponents who are trying to use a slow-moving corruption investigation into Tallahassee city government to portray Gillum as untrustworthy.
Dem Socialist Candidate's Brother and Mother Say
She's Lied About Her Upbringing

The brother and mother of a New York City democratic socialist candidate, Julia Salazar, went on the record to dispute many of the biographical claims she has made throughout the campaign. Despite claims of being a poor Jewish immigrant, she was in fact neither poor, nor Jewish, nor an immigrant.
Stop Hiding Behind Your Skin Color When Running for Office
Was Ron DeSantis' "monkey it up" comment a racist "dog whistle" against his Florida gubernatorial challenger Andrew Gillum? Gillum and the Left seem to think so, but Andrew Klavan believes this is all a strategy the Left employs against their political opponents, one he thinks will backfire big time in Florida. "My rule is this: if you are running for office, if you are asking the American people for power, you cannot hide behind the color of your skin. You got to play the game on the same field as everybody else," Klavan said.

The Press Disgraces Itself in Pursuit of Ron DeSantis
Charles C. W. Cooke
This was not an honest mistake. On the contrary: Those who sold this lie knew exactly what they were doing, and they knew exactly why they were doing it. They did it to mislead, willfully, for clicks and for political advantage. It is a lie of the sort that is to be expected from explicitly political players, but not from those who believe they are Woodward and Bernstein in a firefighter's hat. If politicians ought to be careful because otherwise the press will lie, then the press is rotten to the core.

Left-Wing Media Claims FL GOP Candidate Said 'Monkey it Up' in Reference to Black Dem Candidate. He Didn't.
Yet again, left-wing media outlets are using an out-of-context quote to claim a Republican is using racist dog whistles. Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) won his GOP primary for governor Tuesday night. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a black progressive, won the Democratic primary. Shortly after the race was called for Gillum, DeSantis was on Fox News discussing the Bernie Sanders-endorsed candidate's surprise win.

Democrats are All Monkeyed Up
Nate Jackson
"That's racist!" Conservatives and Republicans are far too familiar with this accusation being viciously thrown about by Democrats and the Leftmedia. So it's no surprise that Florida Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron DeSantis has been smeared with it. DeSantis's "crime"? Saying the word "monkey" when discussing the policies of his socialist opponent, Andrew Gillum. You see, Gillum is also black, which is irrelevant to anyone but the race-baiters.
This fake news trend is borderline criminal
FLASHBACK: Here's a Long List of Top Democrats Saying
“Monkeying Around”

Katie Pavlich
Yesterday a firestorm erupted when Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis said during an interview on Fox News, "The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting the state." His Democrat opponent Andrew Gillum and his friends in the leftist media immediately pounced, saying the use of the term was a "racist bullhorn."
FBI Arrests Five New Mexico Compound Suspects
Days After Multiple Charges Were Dropped

The FBI announced Friday that it had arrested all five New Mexico compound suspects, days after multiple charges were dropped. The suspects were now being charged with violating federal firearms and conspiracy laws. The announcement comes after local prosecutors dropped charges in the death of a 3-year-old boy at the compound site. Taos County District Attorney Donald Gallegos said Friday his office would now seek grand jury indictments involving the death.
America Doesn't Actually Lead the World in Mass Shootings;
Flawed Study's Author Refuses to Reveal Source Material

John Lott and Michael Weisser
The claim that the U.S. has by far the most mass public shootings in the world drives much of the gun-control debate. Many argue that America's high rate of gun possession explains the high rate of mass shootings. But this isn't nearly correct. The whole episode should provide a cautionary tale of academic malpractice and how evidence is often cherry-picked and not questioned when it fits preconceived ideas.
Yahoo! Mail Admits It Scans Emails to
Collect Data to Sell to Advertisers

While the tech companies harvest our data to sell ads, in recent years email services have been off limits. That limit has just been crossed with the disclosure that Verizon is now promoting a new service to advertisers where they continually scan the 200 million inboxes of Yahoo Mail users. Yahoo Mail is a part of Yahoo that Verizon recently acquired under their Oath brand.
Google is Not a Search Engine;
Twitter and Facebook Aren't Social Media

Selwyn Duke
That's the headline and a little known truth. And it should be shouted from the mountaintops and to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, by our representatives, when he testifies before Congress September 5. That Google is no search engine should also be emphasized now with the revelation that 96 percent of its "Trump" news comes from liberal media outlets. Why should we care about this? Because, says an expert, Google and Facebook (and Twitter, I'll add), have the power to shift "upwards of 12 million votes" in November's midterm elections.
CENSORED! How Online Media Companies Are Suppressing Conservative Speech
Ashley Rae Goldenberg and Dan Gainor
Like it or not, social media is the communication form of the future – not just in the U.S., but worldwide. Just Facebook and Twitter combined reach 1.8 billion people. More than two-thirds of all Americans (68 percent) use Facebook. YouTube is pushing out TV as the most popular place to watch video. Google is the No. 1 search engine in both the U.S. and the world. War is being declared on the conservative movement in this space and conservatives are losing – badly.
Suspected MS-13 Member Broke Into Sleeping Girl's Bedroom,
Raped the 11-yr-old

A purported member of the MS-13 gang broke into the bedroom of a sleeping 11-year-old Brooklyn girl and raped her in her bed, cops said Saturday as the suspect was taken into custody. The suspect – identified by police sources as El Salvadoran immigrant Julio Cesar Ayala, 18, who lives nearby – had allegedly climbed onto the roof of the girl's apartment building.
China is Treating Islam Like a Mental Illness
Sigal Samuel
One million Muslims are being held right now in Chinese internment camps, according to estimates cited by the UN and U.S. officials. Former inmates – most of whom are Uighurs, a largely Muslim ethnic minority – have told reporters that over the course of an indoctrination process lasting several months, they were forced to renounce Islam, criticize their own Islamic beliefs and those of fellow inmates, and recite Communist Party propaganda songs for hours each day.
Muslims Burn Alive Christian Pastor and His Family,
Burn 95 Houses in Nigeria

Fulani Muslim militants launched raids on eight villages in central Nigeria this week, burning alive a Christian pastor along with his wife and three of their children. In the village of Abonong in Plateau State, the Islamic raiders, armed with machetes and AK47 rifles, looted and destroyed 95 houses, along with farmland and three churches. They killed Pastor Adamu Gyang Wurim and his family by setting fire to their house while they were inside and shot the pastor's wife in the bathroom.
Broad Investigation Into Sexual Misconduct at
NBC News to Reveal Much More

Kimberly Ross
The journalist at the center of the [Weinstein] investigation, Ronan Farrow, went on to receive a Pulitzer Prize for his work ... Reportedly, executives at NBC News, where he had been employed, worked to halt Farrow's research and reporting into the entertainment mogul's predatory ways. Now, it's being reported that there is more on the horizon for NBC in the form of an exposé about additional misdeeds at the network.
Dem Socialists Pushing to Infiltrate Schools Because
'They Can't Win in the Battle of Ideas'

Radio host Michael Knowles said on "Fox & Friends" that Democratic Socialists are urging Socialists to become teachers because they can't win a "fair fight." A pamphlet by the Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA), in conjunction with the Democratic Socialist Labor Commission, outlines a push for socialists to "take jobs as teachers" as a way to move teachers unions "in a more militant and democratic direction."
CAIR in the Classroom:
Islamist Group Partnering with Public Schools

Cinnamon Stillwell
In 1993, Ibrahim Hooper, director of strategic communications for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), said that, "I wouldn't want to create the impression that I wouldn't like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future. But I'm not going to do anything violent to promote that. I'm going to do it through education." Twenty-five years later, CAIR could be making headway on that goal, through its relationships with U.S. public school districts in at least three states.
This Stunning List of CNN Screw-Ups is
Longer Than a CVS Receipt [h/t Instapundit]

Amber Athey
Despite CNN's assertion this week that it "does not lie," the network has an extensive history of bungled reporting – some of which has gone uncorrected. President Donald Trump called out CNN for its questionable report on his son's 2016 Trump Tower meeting with the Russians, insisting that "CNN is being torn apart from within based on their being caught in a major lie and refusing to admit the mistake." The following list details 20 additional stories that CNN has bungled following the rise of Trump.
How to Solve the Plastic Crisis
Just 8 Countries Are Responsible for Most Ocean Plastic

Since Jan. 1, when China stopped accepting the rich world's recyclable plastic waste, it's gotten a ton of criticism for worsening the already deep crisis of ocean plastic pollution. But China isn't the only culprit here. This is a crisis made – and growing worse – throughout developing Asia. Just eight countries in the region are responsible for about 63 percent of total plastic waste flowing into the oceans. Little of that junk has been exported by rich economies.
The Charity-to-Abortion Funding Pipeline
United Way Gave $2,756,799 to Planned Parenthood in 2016

Jordan Candler
Most people define charity as helping to buoy someone's livelihood, not end it. Unfortunately, that's not how all "charities" operate. United Way is one such philanthropic organization whose functions are sometimes profoundly antithetical to the moral convictions of those who offer financial assistance. Abortion, for example, is loosely but undeniably embedded in United Way's mission.
The Real Tragedy in the Story of the 9-Year-Old
Who Killed Himself After 'coming out as gay'

Howard Portnoy
According to Denver Fox affiliate KDVR, a 9-year-old is dead by his own hand after announcing to classmates that he was gay and being heckled. The child's mother, Leia Pierce of Denver, found her son, Jamel Myles, dead in her home last Thursday... We live in an era where sex education is taught in schools as early as kindergarten and where "alternative lifestyles" are a regular topic. A school district in California announced in April that parents could not opt their children out of a new LGBT curriculum.

Week ending 26 August 2018

You're Surrounded Mr. Mueller, Give Yourself Up;
The Truth is Becoming Too Big to Hide

Elizabeth Vaughn
Thanks to the painstaking efforts of lawmakers such as Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), the release of the DOJ Inspector General's report in June and the tireless pursuit of documents by Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch, a picture of unimaginable deception of breathtaking proportions is emerging before the eyes of an astonished electorate.
Media Takes a Lesson from Karl Marx
Jeff Charles
Karl Marx gave some interesting advice to his activist followers: "Accuse your enemy of what you are doing, as you are doing it to create confusion." These words certainly ring true today when you see leftists portray President Trump as an enemy of the free press. They have compared the president to a dictator cracking down on journalists who report negative stories about him. However, it is not difficult to see that the left has threatened freedom of the press far more vigorously than Trump or his supporters have.
'Congress Needs to Act': Iowa Sen. Ernst Calls for Passage of
Sarah's Law After Mollie Tibbetts' Murder

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) said Wednesday on Outnumbered Overtime that Sarah's Law has been reintroduced to Congress after the murder of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts. The proposed law would require an illegal immigrant charged with a crime that resulted in someone's death to be detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). It was named after another Iowan, Sarah Root, who was killed in a crash involving a car driven by an illegal immigrant in 2016.
S&P 500 Touches All-Time High,
Ties Record for Longest Bull Market

The S&P 500 hit an all-time high on Tuesday and tied the record for the longest bull market ever as investors bet that the strengthening economy and booming corporate profits seen under President Donald Trump's first two years would continue, despite recent trade battles. "Nobody believed in this bull market and they still don't," said Marc Chaikin, CEO of Chaikin Analytics.
Atlanta Fed Lifts GDP Growth Estimate to 4.6 Percent
The U.S. economy is growing at a 4.6 percent annualized rate in the third quarter following the government's data on new-home sales and costs, the Atlanta Federal Reserve's GDPNow forecast model showed Friday. Friday's Atlanta Fed estimate is higher than the last estimate of 4.3 percent on August 16.
The Media's Hatred of Trump is Only Hurting Itself
Michael Goodwin
This month marks the two-year anniversary of one of the most important articles ever written on journalism. New York Times media columnist James Rutenberg began with a question: "If you're a working journalist and you believe that Donald J. Trump is a demagogue playing to the nation's worst racist and nationalistic tendencies, that he cozies up to anti-American dictators and that he would be dangerous with control of the United States nuclear codes, how the heck are you supposed to cover him?"
‘the struggle for fairness is over’
96% of Google Search Results for 'Trump' News
Are from Liberal Media Outlets

Paula Bolyard
Is Google manipulating its algorithm to prioritize left-leaning news outlets in their coverage of President Trump? It sure looks that way based on recent search results for news on the president. Conservatives and Trump supporters have for the last several years questioned whether Google was deprioritizing conservative news sites, hiding them from users who utilize their search engine.
The Media Keep Falling Into the Trump Trap
Reporters Foolishly Act Like Liberal Political Activists

Jason L. Riley – Wall Street Journal
Donald Trump has long demonstrated a knack for getting his political opponents to make fools of themselves. Sen. Marco Rubio learned this the hard way on the 2016 campaign trail when he tried to out-Trump Mr. Trump. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former CIA chief John Brennan got caught in the trap last week. Mr. Cuomo took issue with Mr. Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again,” telling an audience full of Democrats that “we’re not going to make America great again – it was never that great.” The audience booed.
U.S., Mexico Said Poised to Reach NAFTA Deal Soon as Monday
The U.S. and Mexico are close to resolving bilateral differences on NAFTA and may wrap up as soon as Monday, said three people familiar with the progress, clearing the way for Canada to possibly return to talks to update the three-nation trade pact. The nations achieved significant breakthroughs in the past several days on the critical issues of automobiles and energy, according to the people, who asked not to be named discussing private talks.
Despite Assurances, Vast Bulk of Weiner (Clinton) Laptop Emails
Were Never Examined – Barely a Few Thousand Were Reviewed

Paul Sperry
James Comey told Congress that "thanks to the wizardry of our technology," the FBI was able to eliminate the vast majority of messages as "duplicates" of emails they'd previously seen. Tireless agents, he claimed, then worked "night after night after night" to scrutinize the remaining material. But virtually none of his account was true, a growing body of evidence reveals.
The Communist Who Launched Keith Ellison's Career
Keith Ellison's political career began with controversy over his links to the Nation of Islam's Louis Farrakhan, connections that continues to dog him to the present day despite his repeated disavowals. But less commonly known is another radical association of Ellison's: a decade-long relationship with Marxist University of Minnesota professor and 1974 Communist Party gubernatorial candidate in Minnesota, Erwin Marquit.
Voters Say Next Democratic Nominee
Likely to Put World Before America

Voters agree with President Trump that America should come first on the world stage but don't think the Democratic party's next presidential nominee is likely to agree. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that, when thinking about problems in the world, 52% of Likely U.S. Voters are more interesting in finding a solution that most benefits the United States.
Republicans Block Senator Rand Paul's Effort to
Defund Planned Parenthood

Senator Paul was attempting to add an amendment to the appropriations bill funding the departments of Labor and Health and Human Services, to stop Planned Parenthood from receiving federal funding. There are a limited number of amendments that can be added to a bill, so to fill up space, GOP leadership inserted a useless amendment that would change funding in a program by $1.
ATF Data Undercuts Claim
Gun-Controlled Cities Get Guns from Surrounding States

The left has long claimed that the failures of gun control in cities like Baltimore or Chicago can be chalked up to lax gun laws in surrounding states. But the ATF's latest data defeats such claims. The Baltimore Sun reports that the ATF was asked to trace the origin of 8,600 guns from crime scenes last year. The federal agency was able "to determine where nearly 5,900 of the firearms were sold," and nearly half of those firearms were purchased in Maryland.
Oh! The inconvenient truth!
Farm That Hired Cristhian Rivera, Mollie Tibbetts' Suspected Killer,
Did NOT Use E-Verify System, Official Says

The Mexican national accused of murdering college student Mollie Tibbetts in Iowa last month lived in the United States illegally for several years – and worked for a farm that used Social Security Administration data in part to vet potential employees, according to officials there. However, Yarrabee Farms co-owner and manager Dane Lang clarified Wednesday afternoon that the farm did not use a federal E-Verify check on suspect Cristhian Rivera, despite the company's claim earlier in the day that it did.
You've Heard of Mollie Tibbetts – What About All the Others?
Brendan Kirby
ICE arrested 127,000 criminal aliens in fiscal year, but few of them received much news coverage. "I don't think people have any appreciation of the huge numbers of crimes ICE deals with," said Matthew O'Brien, director of research at the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).

'Sanctuary' Illinois Wouldn't Deport Illegal Alien
Who Then Raped Three Women; Ignored ICE Detainer

An illegal alien was sentenced to 80 years in prison for the brutal beatings and rapes of three women in three years. It is the maximum sentence allowable. He must serve 85 percent of his time and the sentences are to be served consecutively. Illinois officials gave sanctuary to this predator and ignored a 2012 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer request.

Five Other Heinous Illegal Alien Crimes
You Didn't Hear About This Week

Mark Tapscott
Why are liberal mainstream media figures afraid to tell Americans all the facts about who enters our country? Sadly, journalists working for major mainstream media outlets totally ignore many more crimes illegal aliens commit in this country. Here are just five examples from the past month.

Bet They Didn't Tell You About
These Four Illegal Alien Crimes, Either

Thanks to the tragic murder of 20-year-old Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts, a national debate is now intensifying about crimes committed in the U.S. by illegal aliens and whether they are more or less dangerous to law-abiding citizens. That debate is far from resolved – but what is clear is that many of the crimes committed by illegal aliens go unreported by the national mainstream media.

Previously Deported Illegal Alien
Arrested for Slashing Throat of Woman In Massachusetts

The man charged with fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend in the Shakopee apartment they once shared before slashing his own throat has a criminal history that led to his deportation to Mexico as an illegal immigrant several years ago, federal officials said Tuesday. Enedelia Perez Garcia, 27, died in the apartment on Aug. 12 from "multiple stab wounds all over her body," according to a second-degree murder charge filed Monday against Fraider Diaz-Carbajal, 35.
Homosexual Couple Married by Justice Ginsburg
Accused of Drugging, Raping Student

A man claims that a prominent homosexual couple whose wedding was officiated by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg drugged and raped him in 2010. "When they came back from eating somewhere, I think they asked if I had a good time," Schultz alleges. "I remember David saying, 'Don't worry about the BB thing, I'm totally negative.' BB in this case meant bareback, otherwise known as raping me without a condom."
Iraqi Man Charged with Sex Crimes Against
11-Yr Old Child – Had Two Previous Cases Dismissed

A North Carolina man was arrested Monday in connection to the sexual assault of a minor in Horry County on or between June 2012 and June 2013, according to a news release from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. Ehab Mohamed Elmenshawi, 41, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor under 11.

Guatemalan Man Jailed in Attempted Kidnapping of Alabama Woman, Trying to Entice Teen in Car for Sex
The victim, whose name and age aren't being released, was jogging on the park's track when police say the suspect – later identified as Castro-Gabriel – grabbed her and pulled her to the ground by her ponytail. He then dragged her to his car which was parked close to the track, Poe said. "He was dragging her to the car, opened the door and she continued to kick him and broke free and ran away,'' the chief said.
Socialism as a Hate Crime
James Piereson
Why isn't socialism a "hate crime"? After all, the evidence for its malignant effects is obvious to anyone with sufficient curiosity to look at the historical record. The socialist movement has been responsible for the murder, imprisonment, and torture of many millions, and perhaps hundreds of millions, of innocent people during its heyday in the twentieth century.
Noncitizens Across U.S. Find It Easy to
Register to Vote, Cast Ballots

Noncitizens are signing up to vote in states including Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virginia... A Russian national or any other noncitizen can easily influence a U.S. election by simply registering to vote in California – just ask Elizaveta Shuvalova. "This is definitely a shocker to me. It is like an identity fraud because this is not coming from my end," said Ms. Shuvalova.
'They have diluted and defiled a beloved television show': Sesame Street Sues Over 'obscene' New Movie, The Happytime Murders
The producers of the children's TV show, filed a lawsuit in federal court in New York on Thursday, claiming that the promotion of the R-rated film makes unauthorized use of the Sesame Street mark with the tagline, No Sesame. All Street. The lawsuit stated, as reported by TheWrap: 'Defendants' widely-distributed marketing campaign features a just-released trailer with explicit, profane, drug-using, misogynistic, violent, copulating, and even ejaculating puppets...
New Study Reveals Most People Don't Want to Date Transgenders… LGBT Activists Claim That's Proof of "Discrimination"
Ethan Huff
A presumably large sum of money was recently spent on conducting a full-scale study to determine whether or not the average normal person is interested in dating a transgender. And the results are about as enlightening as learning that the sky is blue. Published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, the paper reveals that the vast majority of society has absolutely no interest in being intimately involved with people who erroneously believe that they're something other than what their biological body parts dictate.
CNN's Jim Sciutto Busted for
Two Fake News Scoops in One Week

CNN's Jim Sciutto has had two big scoops debunked as very fake news in just one week. Sciutto, CNN's chief national security correspondent, joined the far-left network after serving in Barack Obama's White House for a few years. His bias and dishonesty has made already him a laughingstock on more than one occasion, but this was an especially bad week for the anti-Trump activist. Naturally, though, CNN has neither updated or corrected Sciutto's very fake news.
Lanny Davis Admits He Lied to the Media About
Major Trump Tower Report; CNN Fails to Issue a Correction

Michael Cohen's attorney Lanny Davis admitted on Thursday that he erroneously confirmed a CNN report about Trump's knowledge of the 2016 Trump Tower meeting with the Russians. CNN reported on July 27 that Cohen was prepared to tell Special Counsel Robert Mueller that the president had advance knowledge of the Trump Tower meeting. On Wednesday, Davis said that the reporting was "mixed up" and that his client had no information regarding when Trump knew about the meeting.
Incredible! Check Out This New Police Tech That
Allows Cops To Lasso Crooks Spiderman-Style

Police are often faced with a situation in which a person struggling with mental illness or high on drugs presents a threat to the safety of others or themselves. If only there was a way to take them down without using lethal force. Officers from several suburban precincts gathered last week at the Buffalo Grove Police Department to test a new tool called the "BolaWrap." Las Vegas-based Wrap Technologies showed off a hand-held device that shoots out an 8-foot Kevlar tether from as far to 25 feet – wrapping up a dangerous person without the use of lethal force.
IRS, Treasury Move to Thwart Blue-State Tax Evasion Schemes
Remember when California, New York, Connecticut, Maryland, and New Jersey moved to counteract the GOP's 2017 tax law, claiming the bill unfairly targets states that are primarily left-leaning? Well, the IRS and the Treasury Department this week rolled out a counter-counterattack. Their new rule that "targets legislation in those states that would allow taxpayers to claim a charitable deduction for state and local tax payments above the $10,000 limit set in the tax cuts passed by Congress last year," the Los Angeles Times reports.
Flashback: FEC Hit with Lawsuit Over Ignoring Civil Complaint
Accusing Clinton, DNC In Election Money Laundering

The Hillary Clinton Campaign and the Democratic National Committee allegedly used state chapters as strawmen to launder as much as $84 million in an effort to circumvent campaign donation limits, and the Federal Election Commission ignored complaints exposing the practice, a lawsuit filed Monday claims. The Committee to Defend the President (CDP), a political action committee formally known as Stop Hillary PAC, filed its complaint with the FEC in December 2017...

Bombshell: FEC Records Indicate Hillary Campaign
Illegally Laundered $84 Million

The press continues to feed the dying Russia collusion conspiracy theory, spending Friday's news cycle regurgitating Democrat talking points from the just-filed Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act lawsuit against the Trump campaign, WikiLeaks, and Russia. Yet the mainstream media took no notice of last week's federal court filing that exposes an $84 million money-laundering conspiracy the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign executed during the 2016 presidential election in violation of federal campaign-finance law.
Five States Win $839 Million Obamacare Lawsuit
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is leading a five-state coalition that on Thursday won an $839 million judgment against the federal government in an Obamacare lawsuit, a massive blow to the Obama administration's namesake legislation. The Affordable Care Act (ACA, better known as Obamacare) requires medical providers to pay a Health Insurance Provider Fee (HIPF).

Week ending 19 August 2018

Russian Collusion: It Was Hillary Clinton All Along
Investor's Business Daily
It's beginning to look as if claims of monstrous collusion between Russian officials and U.S. political operatives were true. But it wasn't Donald Trump who was guilty of Russian collusion. It was Hillary Clinton and U.S. intelligence officials who worked with Russians and others to entrap Trump. That's the stunning conclusion of a RealClear Investigations report by Lee Smith, who looked in-depth at the controversial June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between officials of then-candidate Donald Trump's campaign staff and a Russian lawyer known to have ties with high-level officials in Vladimir Putin's government.
2016 Trump Tower Meeting Looks Increasingly
Like a Setup by Russian and Clinton Operatives

Lee Smith
The June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between high-ranking members of the Republican presidential  campaign staff and a Russian lawyer with Kremlin ties remains the cornerstone of claims that Donald Trump colluded with Russia to steal the election. A growing body of evidence, however, indicates that the meeting may have been a setup – part of a broad effort to tarnish the Trump campaign involving Hillary Clinton operatives employed by Kremlin-linked figures and Department of Justice officials.
Judicial Watch Uncovers Five More Clinton Emails Containing Classified Material on Her Unsecure, Non-'' Email System
Judicial Watch today released two batches of newly uncovered emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from the U.S. Department of State sent and received over her unsecure, non-"" email system. Five emails contain classified information. The documents are part of the accelerated schedule of production ordered by U.S. District Court Judge James E. Boasberg, which requires the State Department to complete processing by September 28, 2018...
Shadow Ban:
Prager U Reveals Immediate 99.9999% Drop in Facebook Reach

Conservative non-profit group PragerU appears to be facing Facebook censorship, as many recent posts from group are suffering from a 99.9999 percent drop in engagement based on Facebook's own dashboard. The Social Media Masters of the Universe also pulled down two Prager U videos, which it labeled "hate speech."
Trump: Some Journalists 'Very Angry', Called to Apologize for
'fake' New York Times Story on Don McGahn

President Trump tore into the New York Times in a torrent of angry tweets on Sunday, claiming "some members of the media" had expressed frustration with the newspaper's coverage of White House counsel Don McGahn's cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller's federal Russia investigation. "Some members of the media are very Angry at the Fake Story in the New York Times. They actually called to complain and apologize – a big step forward," Trump wrote on Twitter.
Trump at 36 Percent Approval Among African-Americans
Even as cable news networks debate reports of the existence of a recording of President Donald Trump using a racial slur, a new poll from Rasmussen Reports says that the president's approval rating among African-Americans is at 36 percent, nearly double his support at this time last year. "Today's @realDonaldTrump approval ratings among black voters: 36%," Rasmussen said in a tweet. "This day last year: 19%."
Rudy Giuliani Taunts John Brennan Over Lawsuit Threat:
'I'd Love to Have Brennan Under Oath'

Former CIA director John Brennan said Sunday he’s considering suing the Trump administration for revoking his security clearance, prompting Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani to respond: Bring it on. “Then we take his deposition right away. As the plaintiff he’d have to go first. I’d volunteer to do that case for the president. I’d love to have Brennan under oath for I don’t know, how many days – two, three days? We’ll find out about Brennan,” Mr. Giuliani told Fox’s “Sunday Futures with Maria Bartiromo.”

Special Ops Shoot Down Brennan and His Defenders:
'You put your politics before us'

John Brennan rallied numerous high-powered defenders to his corner over his security clearance clash with President Trump, but some well-known special ops heroes are firing back suggesting the former CIA director got what he deserves. Kris “Tanto” Paronto, a former Army Ranger and private security contractor who was part of the CIA team that fought back during the 2012 Benghazi terror attack, accused Brennan of putting his “politics” before those in the field.

Sen. Rand Paul: John Brennan Leaked the
Name of an Agent We Had In Yemen

Paul has written an op-ed at Breitbart explaining why he thinks Brennan is a unique danger. Clear evidence concerning the bias of multiple, high-ranking current and former intelligence community officials should make us think twice about letting retired intelligence officials keep access to classified information, especially if they become talking heads on television after leaving public service.

Judicial Watch Sues for Communications Between
Harry Reid and John Brennan!

Judicial Watch is suing for all communications between Harry Reid and John Brennan in relationship to the Clinton dossier. They applied for the information through the FOIA but the DOJ didn't even acknowledge the request. This is the typical response from the Deep State. They know they will have to release the information, but they stall for months while it's being adjudicated.

Kris Paronto Calls Out John Brennan for Making
Benghazi Heroes Sign NDAs, Then Lying About It

What exactly did John Brennan and the CIA do? They gave Kris Paronto and another survivor NDAs to sign at the memorial service for their comrades, Ty Woods and Glen Doherty. Not only did they do that but then Brennan lied that they did that.
DNC Gives Statement On Keith Ellison Allegations;
Ex-Official Calls for Suspension

The Democratic National Committee released its first statement on Tuesday regarding the abuse allegations recently made against Deputy Chairman Keith Ellison – conveniently waiting till just hours before polls closed in Minnesota's primary elections. The DNC has come under intense fire this week for not addressing the allegations sooner as they ignored requests for comment from CNN, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.
Ellison Accuser: He Grabbed Me and Said
'B****, Get the F*** Out of My House'

Keith Ellison's ex-girlfriend Karen Monahan was interviewed on CBS News Thursday, and she claimed Ellison hurled profane insults and dragged her out of bed after accusing her of not listening. Ellison has denied the charge, which came to light last week when Monahan's son posted about the alleged incident on Facebook, and on Tuesday he won the Democratic primary for Minnesota attorney general.
Story can be told now AFTER the election
Robby Mook:
Democrats Should Stop Campaigning with Keith Ellison

Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign manager, said Thursday that Democrats should cease campaigning for Democratic National Committee deputy chairman Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) after allegations of domestic abuse surfaced against the Minnesota Attorney General candidate. Mook, appearing on CNN to discuss the explosive accusations against Ellison, said the Minnesota lawmaker must be held "accountable" if the allegations are factual.
WHAT? Laura Loomer Says AG Nominee
Keith Ellison DOESN'T Have a Law License!

Ace investigative reporter Laura Loomer has discovered that accused sexual abuser Rep. Keith Ellison, who just became the Democratic nominee for the Minnesota attorney general's office, no longer has a license to practice law. "As your next attorney general, I will be a people's lawyer who will hold those in power accountable when they step on your rights," Ellison said in campaign ads.
Political Hypocrisy: Dem Candidate Cisneros Invested in Oil Sector Despite Campaigning Against It
Gil Cisneros, a Democrat running in California's toss-up 39th Congressional District, has investments in more than 30 companies in the oil and gas sectors through his personal foundation, including one company that paid the U.S. government millions in settlements after bribing officials at an Uzbek state-controlled oil firm, according to a review of his foundation's tax forms. In spite of this, Cisneros has been campaigning against the industry as part of his plan to defend the environment and combat climate change.
Sen. Warren Reveals Democratic Socialists' Hidden Agenda
Kerry Jackson
Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders has defended his statist agenda by claiming that the democratic socialism he supports isn't the brutal, murdering socialism of Cuba, the Soviet Union, Red China, and North Korea. His inspiration, he says, is the velvet democratic socialism of Scandinavia. But that's not what socialists truly want. Their ultimate goal is to rule their fellow man. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat, made this quite clear...
Iran's Leadership Has No Solutions, and the People Know It
Nikoo Amini
In the Islamic Republic's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei makes all the key decisions and takes a public stance on all vital and strategic issues regarding Iran. He has the last word. He makes his public views known either in Friday Prayer sermons or in meetings with government officials. Last week, Khamenei made two public speeches and talked about the explosive state of the country. Not a day goes by that Iran's officials and parliament members don't talk about their concerns over the unstable state of the society and their fear of protests.
Media Omits Key Detail About ICE Arresting Man
Who Took Wife to Hospital for C-Section

On Saturday, dozens of media outlets reported that federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested an illegal alien who was taking his wife to the hospital to deliver their baby – but they conveniently left out one key detail: the man was a wanted murder suspect. Agents arrested murder suspect Joel Arrona-Lara when he stopped to get gas while taking his wife, Maria del Carmen Venegas, to the hospital so she could give birth.
Judge Says Gov't Does Not Have to Accept New DACA Requests
U.S. District Judge John Bates said the government does not have to accept new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) requests, on Friday, going back on his initial order from Aug. 3. Illegal immigrants who were brought over as children, known as “Dreamers,” can renew their DACA applications, but no new requests will be processed, The Associated Press reported.
Despite ICE Hold, California Sheriff Released Mexican Child Rapist
An illegal immigrant wanted on child abuse charges in Ventura County was released from custody in January despite an ICE hold, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions noted Wednesday while announcing a lawsuit against California for its sanctuary state policies. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department confirmed Wednesday that it was searching for 34-year-old Jose Vaca of Moorpark for charges of sexually abusing a 13-year-old.
Man Attempting Armed Robbery Dies After Customers Shoot Him
A man attempting to commit armed robbery of a northeast side gas station died on Saturday night after two customers inside the business shot him, according to police. Around 6:27 p.m. Saturday, IMPD received a report of an attempted robbery in progress at the GetGo gas station ... Officers arrived to find a male suspect had been shot by two of the customers at the gas station. He died at an area hospital.
Trump Administration to ‘Make Coal Great Again’ by
Ditching Obama-Era Rules That Punished Consumers

President Obama used the Environmental Protection Agency as a weapon against American consumers every chance he got, targeting energy production in particular. His administration’s “war on coal” nearly killed off the industry entirely as a raft of EPA regulations targeting coal-fired electric plants made building new ones impossible and operating old ones far more expensive – costs that were, of course, passed along to consumers.
Obama Carbon Colonialism and Climate Corruption
Continue – 3-part Series

Paul Driessen and David Wojick, Ph.D.
It's horrible enough that the World Bank, multilateral development banks and radical environmentalist pressure groups actively deny the poorest families on Earth access to the energy, agricultural and disease control technologies that have made health and living standards so good and life spans so long for so many people. For the Trump USAID to perpetuate Omaba's carbon colonialist policies simply defies belief.
Emails Reveal High School Teachers Plotting to
Hide Their Political Bias from Parents

Shortly after President Trump's inauguration, a group of public school history teachers in the posh Boston suburb of Newton pledged to reject the "call for objectivity" in the classroom, bully conservative students for their beliefs, and serve as "liberal propagandist[s]" for the cause of social justice. This informal pact was made in an exchange of emails among history teachers at Newton North High School, part of a very rich but academically mediocre public school district with an annual budget of $200 million...
More Than 300 Priests Listed In Pennsylvania Report On Catholic Church Sex Abuse, More Than 1,000 Victims Identified
More than 300 Catholic priests across Pennsylvania sexually abused children over seven decades, protected by a hierarchy of church leaders who covered it up, according to a sweeping grand jury report released Tuesday. The investigation, the broadest inquiry into church sex abuse in U.S. history, identified 1,000 children who were victims, but reported that there probably are thousands more.
Wisconsin Bishop Decries ‘Homosexual Subculture within the
Hierarchy of the Catholic Church’

“For too long we have diminished the reality of sin – we have refused to call a sin a sin – and we have excused sin in the name of a mistaken notion of mercy,” Bishop Robert C. Morlino writes in the Catholic Herald. To be clear, in the specific situations at hand, “we are talking about deviant sexual – almost exclusively homosexual – acts by clerics,” he states, referring to a recent report from a Pennsylvania grand jury as well as scandals involving a Honduran seminary, Chilean clergy and bishops, and a prominent U.S. cardinal.
The PA Catholic Sex Abuse Horror
Rod Dreher
The Pennsylvania grand jury report is out. It examines 70 years of child sex abuse by Catholic priests in six of the state's eight dioceses, and 70 years of cover-up. Josh Shapiro, the state Attorney General, said in his press conference this afternoon that "over one thousand child victims" were identified in the investigation, but grand jury estimates there were thousands more.
Wash. State Court Ruling Disqualifies Gun-Control Initiative from Ballot
"A few billionaires donated millions of dollars to buy the signatures to get this fraudulent initiative on the ballot," Gottlieb said. "But they couldn't buy the court. The initiative process has no place for deceit and deception. The so-called Alliance for Gun Responsibility acted totally irresponsible in circulating this initiative to the voters, and it not only cost them millions of wasted dollars but their credibility as well."
Late Father Taught Teen Daughter How to Shoot,
She Just Saved Her Mother's Life Because of It

A teenage girl drew upon gun training from her late father to fatally shoot an abusive boyfriend who was strangling her mother earlier this month in North Carolina, a prosecutor said Friday. Steven Kelley, 46, was found dead by deputies who responded... to a call about a shooting, authorities said. He was shot twice and killed by his girlfriend's 15-year-old daughter after he attacked the woman and threatened to kill her and her three children in the home they all shared, the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office said.

Week ending 12 August 2018

Did DiFi Collude with China for 20 Years?
Lee Cary
The first cousin of Fake News is Ignored News. Ignored News happens when the liberal media suppresses-in part or in full-a story that's unfavorable to a Democrat politician, political operative, or politically active celebrity in the entertainment, educational or business venues. Ignored News has no competition because it's, well, largely ignored. Or, if it's distributed, it's only "up" for a short time on a secondary news platform. It’s not every day that a foreign spy is discovered working for a senior U.S. Government official – especially one with access to many of the nation’s secrets. So how come this isn’t BIG NEWS?
Big Lies About Charlottesville –
No, White Nationalists Are Not on the Right

Dinesh D'Souza
So the white nationalists are once again coming to Charlottesville. Get ready not only for some bombastic theatrics, but also for a replay of the progressive media's Charlottesville narrative: Hey, look at those racists in MAGA hats! This proves that, whatever the history of Democratic Party bigotry, racism today is in the Trump column. Bigotry now is on the right. But this narrative is a lie.
Americans for Tax Reform List 700 Examples [and growing] of
Good News Arising from Tax Cuts!

Click on your state on the interactive map to see 700 examples of pay raises, bonuses, 401(k) match increases, expansions, benefit increases, and utility rate reductions due to the Republican tax cuts. Also, companies providing new benefits to employees and families and many increasing charitable contributions.
8 Facts About the GOP Tax Cuts That Dems Don't Want to Talk About
Trump Wins Again:
Germany's Central Bank Stops $400 Million Cash Delivery to Iran

President Trump has won another victory: Germany's central bank has terminated a $400 million cash delivery to Iran. Deutsche Bundesbank has previously worked with the Iranian-owned European-Iranian trade bank (EIH) to end-around sanctions the United States has placed on Iran. As Fox News reports, "The U.S. and the European Union previously sanctioned the EIH for its role in advancing Iran's nuclear and missile programs.
Dem Sen. Bill Nelson Running for FL Governor Spreads False Story Claiming Russians 'Penetrated' Florida 'Election Systems'
Sen. Bill Nelson (D., Fla.) made waves Wednesday when he asserted Russians had compromised voting systems in his state, but elections officials said Thursday they haven't seen any sign of interference. The Florida Department of State as well as county election officials told the Sun-Sentinel they've received no information from Nelson or his staff about emerging threats to the election system.
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown Vetoed
Bipartisan Wildfire Management Bill in 2016

Katy Grimes
Mismanaged, overcrowded forests provide fuel to historic California wildfires, experts say. The 129 million dead trees throughout California's forests are serving as matchsticks and kindling. Jerry Brown, busy mulling ways to prevent the end of the world, took the Clinton and Obama-era gross regulations a step even further when he vetoed a bipartisan wildfire management bill in 2016.
Calif. Burns: The "new normal" Thanks to Obama Era Regulations
Senate Democrats Are Circulating Plans for
Government Takeover of the Internet

Elizabeth Nolan Brown
A leaked memo circulating among Senate Democrats contains a host of bonkers authoritarian proposals for regulating digital platforms, purportedly as a way to get tough on Russian bots and fake news. To save American trust in "our institutions, democracy, free press, and markets," it suggests, we need unprecedented and undemocratic government intervention into online press and markets, including "comprehensive data protection legislation" of the sort enacted in the E.U.
Explain the Chinese Spy, Sen. Feinstein
Marc A. Thiessen
Imagine if it emerged that the Republican chairman of the House or Senate intelligence committee had a Russian spy working on their senate staff. Think it would cause a political firestorm? Well, this week we learned that Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., had a Chinese spy on her staff who worked for her for 20 years... The reaction of the mainstream media? Barely a peep.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein's Ties to China
Go Way Deeper Than An Alleged Office Spy

Ben Weingarten
As media, intelligence agency, and political scrutiny of foreign meddling is seemingly at its apex, a story with big national security implications involving a high-ranking senator with access to America's most sensitive intelligence information has been hiding in plain sight. The story involves China and the senior U.S. senator from California, and former chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Democrat Dianne Feinstein.

Feinstein Somehow Unaware of Chinese Spy In Her Own Office
Judi McLeod
What Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein didn't know about her office manager/personal chauffeur – and now professes not to know now about Facebook – can be America's final deathblow, from which there may be no known comeback. In fact the twofold 'Di-didn't-know-syndrome' is far deadlier to the national security of America than President Donald Trump could ever be. Everything important to America seems to have flown right over Feinstein's senatorial head.
Twitter is Run By Democratic Donors and Activists
Paul Sperry
After Twitter was caught last month "shadow-banning" Republicans, while giving Democrats unrestricted voice, the social-media giant insisted it has no political agenda. But records of its political contributions show board members, top executives and major shareholders have all given overwhelmingly to Democrats, including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, while snubbing Republicans and Donald Trump.
If Twitter Wants to Target Conservative Speech Then
Treat it Like the Biased Publisher it is

Nigel Farage
Recently we discovered that activists, politicians, and even political party leaders were being shadow banned by Twitter – meaning that their accounts or their tweets were not immediately searchable, unlike those of their left-wing counterparts. Twitter's response to the allegation was the bizarre statement: "People are asking us if we shadow ban. We do not…" followed by: "You are always able to see the tweets from accounts you follow (although you may have to do more work to find them, like go directly to their profile)." If that's not shadow banning, I don't know what is.
Thomas Friedman: Media Should Work Together to Hurt Trump
Liberal New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman said the news media should work together and saturate the public with negative coverage of President Trump in order to erode his popularity among Republican voters. Friedman said in an op-ed published Wednesday afternoon that if the media emphasize Trump's personality instead of news about the strong economy, it may discourage enough GOP voters from continuing to support the president and benefit Democrats.
Like, this isn't happening already?
'Undetectable' 3-D Printed Guns Detected by TSA Airport Screeners
During the controversy surrounding the release of blueprints for 3D-printed plastic guns, the Transportation Security Administration said airport security screeners have been able to spot the so-called untraceable and undetectable weapons in carry-on bags. TSA officials say 3D-printed guns and firearm components have been in circulation for years and have been found on passengers trying to board commercial flights.
The ATF Explains the Law Surrounding 3D-Printed Guns
In the wake of the settlement between the State Department and 3D-printed gun pioneer Cody Wilson, which would have allowed Wilson to repost his gun designs on the internet, a great deal of confusion and misinformation has spread about the legalities of Americans making their own firearms. ATF special agent and public information officer Michael Knight said the ATF is aware of the development of 3D-printed gun parts and is always monitoring and evaluating new firearms technology.
Questionable Funding for Environmental Groups and
What They Do with It

Jack Dini
Many corporations provide funding to environmental groups and the level of funding has been growing. As Steve Goreham says, "We're talking big dollars here. Corporate funding of environmental groups amounts to hundreds of millions of dollars per year. In 2007, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Coca-Cola announced a multi-year partnership worth over $20 million to WWF.
Deep State: Obama's Carbon Colonialism/Corruption Continues (Part I)
Paul Driessen and David Wojick
In a prime example of Deep State revanchism, despite the profound change in administrations, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) is still funding and advancing anti-energy Obama-era climate change dogmas and policies for developing countries. USAID handles tens of billions of dollars a year, roughly half of all US foreign aid, so this climate alarmism puts literally millions of lives at risk.

Deep State: Obama's Carbon Colonialism/Corruption Continues (Part II)
Paul Driessen and David Wojick
[From Part I:We now turn to three major problems with the current USAID program.]
Problem 2: Ecological Problems of USAID Energy Subsidies. Obama era climate and sustainability policies also fail every ecological test. As multiple articles have pointed out (here, here and here, for example), "clean renewable" energy requires vast amounts of land, concrete, steel, copper, rare earth elements, lithium, cobalt, petrochemicals and other raw materials. All require extensive mining, processing and manufacturing – using fossil fuels.
Failed Prognostications of Climate Alarm
Anthony Watts
It has been 30 years since the alarm bell was sounded for manmade global warming caused by modern industrial society. And predictions made on that day – and ever since – continue to be falsified in the real world. Consider the opening global warming salvo. Dire predictions of global warming and sea-level rise are well on their way to being falsified – and by a lot, not a little.
New York Spent $5 Million On Wind Turbines That Don't Even Work
The project was expensive, with the five windmills costing $4.8 million and another $500,000 for design expenditures. The authority believed that the turbines would pay for themselves, saving as much as $420,000 annually on energy bills. However, the project did not go as planned. Of the five turbines that are dotted across the thruway from Eden, New York to the Pennsylvania state line, four aren't even spinning.
Antifa, The Real Fascists
Matthew Vadum
The attack in Philadelphia and other recent violent actions by Antifa are yet another reminder that the totalitarianism-loving domestic terrorists of Antifa, who call themselves anti-fascist activists, are the real fascists in today's America because, among other things, they use violent tactics pioneered by the real-live fascist storm-troopers of Weimar Germany, the Sturmabteilung (SA). Some Antifa today even dress like Nazis, wearing black and red, the anarchist colors which traditionally have also been used by Nazis.
Andrew Cuomo is Now At War with the Bill of Rights
Seth Lipsky
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's lawyers will be in federal court in Albany next month, when they'll try to get a judge to dismiss the lawsuit against him by America's largest civil rights organization. The group is the National Rifle Association, which is asking a federal court to halt the governor's efforts to use financial regulations to drive the gun rights group out of business here.
Grand Jury Averaged 39 Seconds Per Case;
Lawyers Want 900 Indictments Tossed

Many York County defense lawyers are claiming that the county grand jury in June did not properly review more than 900 cases presented in a single day and want every indictment issued that month tossed. The average time per indictment was 39 seconds in June, meaning there is no way that grand jurors could have properly considered each case, the lawyers said. "The grand jury is not supposed to "rubber stamp" cases, the lawyers wrote.
Man Opens Fire at 'Peace for the City' Rally In Titusville –
Good Guy with Gun Was There

A man who opened fire during a "Peace for the City" rally at a park was hospitalized after being shot by a bystander, according to the Titusville Police Department. The shooting happened Saturday afternoon at Isaac Campbell Park in the 700 block of South Street. More than 100 people showed up for a rally meant to promote peace in the city, as well as give away backpacks for children getting ready for the upcoming school year.
Muslim Convert Pleads Guilty: Plot to Kill 100 People at Disney Store
A British Muslim convert swore allegiance to Islamic State, also plotted to target tourist attractions such as Madame Tussauds and St Paul's Cathedral by ramming a van into tourist crowds in a lone jihad attack. The ginger-haired jihadi, who lived with his parents, brother and sister in a semi-detached former council house, is understood to have converted to Islam when he was 17 and became a regular at Friday prayers at a nearby mosque in Chatham.
Philly's U.S. Attorney Slams 'Sanctuary City' Policy,
Citing Immigrant Who Raped a Child

The Philadelphia region's top Justice Department official sharply criticized city leaders Wednesday over their immigration policies, which he blamed for giving a "free pass" to a Honduran man who sexually assaulted a 5-year-old girl. In an interview with the Inquirer and Daily News, U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain denounced Philadelphia's "sanctuary city" status as dangerous and blamed it for "foster[ing] mistrust between the community and local law enforcement" by favoring undocumented immigrants.

DOJ: Illegal Alien Raped Child After Philly Released Him
Because It's a Sanctuary City

While reading this try and keep in mind that proponents of sanctuary cities often defend their policies by saying they actually help keep cities safer. However, it must be asked: Safer for WHOM? Fox News' Brit Hume shared another tragic story that is a direct result of progressive sanctuary city policies.
Popular LGBT Activist Renounces Homosexuality, Calls It a Sin
Val Kalende, a well-known gay rights activist in Uganda, publicly renounced her former homosexuality last week – and says she now considers it a sin. "We have only one life," she explained on Facebook. "The greatest tragedy is to waste it by living contrary to God's design and will. This was the most powerful awareness leading to my conversion."
Mass. Dems Step On Their Own Gender PC Rake and
Get Slammed Right In the Face

Massachusetts Senate President Karen Spilka, D-Ashland, introduced S.2562, which would allow an individual to check "X" instead of male or female at the Registry of Motor Vehicles when the person is applying for a driver's license, permit, or other form of identification. Praising the bill as a "joyous occasion" for kids' lives, Spilka said if it would help people feel more comfortable in their gender confusion, "Why not do it?"
Dallas Mayor Pro Tem, Dwaine Caraway, Who Led Assault on Confederate Monuments Pleads Guilty to Corruption
Lee Cary
On Thursday, August 9, 2018, the member of the Dallas City Council who, second only to Mayor Mike Rawlings, promoted the effort to remove the statue of General Robert E. Lee from a city park pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy, wire fraud and tax evasion... Caraway was part of a conspiracy that defrauded schools, where children are educated, of $3,500,000.
Newton, MA Teachers Form a Pact to Reject Objectivity in Teaching
An article at The Federalist exposes a school district in Newton, Massachusetts where the history teachers formed a pact rejecting objectivity in instruction. Their reason is the other side is racist and must not be heard. The author of the article Ilya Feoktistov isn't just whistling Dixie. He obtained their emails discussing the informal agreement among history teachers.
Toys for Tots Tries to Figure Out How to Make Deliveries
After Amtrak Withdraws

Toys for Tots is getting derailed. Amtrak will no longer provide its trains for Toys for Tots, a program that delivers Christmas gifts to underprivileged children every year. Amtrak said the charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve doesn't fit with new policies about charter trains – leaving some local Toys for Tots chapters scrambling for a new way to spread holiday cheer.

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