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from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” —Thomas Jefferson

“It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error.
It is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.”
—Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson
“Immigrants soon find their place in urban life, they soon adopt, externally, town manners and opinions, but for a long time they remain foreign to civic thought. One cannot make a social philosophy one’s own as easily as a new costume. . . More menacing than barbarians storming the walls from without are the seeming citizens within – those who are citizens in gesture, but not in thought.”
—Ludwig von Mises, Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis, p. 38 (1922)
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“I am certain that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of
individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.”
F. A. Hayek, Economic Freedom and Representative Government (1973)

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Democrats v. Gorsuch: It's the Rule of Law, Stupid!
Mark Alexander
Early in his campaign last year, Donald Trump promised that he would appoint "conservative judges" to the Supreme Court. By "conservative," he meant those who would "conserve" the Liberty and Rule of Law enshrined in our Constitution. Conversely, his opponent ... promised to appoint "liberal judges," those who would seek to "liberate" the American people from their unalienable rights to Liberty – judges who would treat our Constitution as if it were, as Thomas Jefferson warned, "a mere thing of wax ... which they may twist and shape into any form they please."

As a Muslim, I am Shocked by Liberals and Leftists
Majid Rafizadeh
A short message to liberals might go: Dear Liberal, If you truly stand for values such as peace, social justice, liberty and freedoms, your apologetic view of radical Islam is in total contradiction with all of those values. Your view even hinders the efforts of many Muslims to make a peaceful reformation in Islam precisely to advance the those values.


Why the United States is a republic and not a democracy
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Week ending 26 March 2017

Potential ‘Smoking Gun’ Showing Obama Administration Spied On
Trump Team, Source Says

The intelligence is said to leave no doubt the Obama administration, in its closing days, was using the cover of legitimate surveillance on foreign targets to spy on President-elect Trump, according to sources. The key to that conclusion is the unmasking of selected U.S. persons whose names appeared in the intelligence, the sources said, adding that the paper trail leaves no other plausible purpose for the unmasking other than to damage the incoming Trump administration.
MS-13 Ganger Deported 4 TIMES Arrested in Sex Attack on 2-Year-Old Girl, Brutal Stabbings of her Mom and Another Woman
A 31-year-old man who had previously been deported four times faces a litany of charges for a series of alleged crimes on Long Island, including a sex attack on a 2-year-old child and brutal stabbings of two women, officials say. Acting Nassau County Police Department Commissioner Thomas Krumpter described Tommy Alvarado-Ventura's alleged five-hour spree as "probably the most heinous criminal act I've ever seen" in 28 years on the job.
Los Angeles Blocks Airport Police and Firefighters from
Co-Operating with Feds As it Burnishes 'Sanctuary City' Status

Los Angeles has blocked airport police and firefighters from co-operating with federal immigration agents. The latest directive is the city's most aggressive bid yet to oppose President Trump's tough crackdown and protect illegal immigrants from immigration officials. Mayor Eric Garcetti declared it was 'un-American' to 'demonize' their neighbors simply because they are foreign, as the city beefed up its 'sanctuary city' status.
Rasmussen: Only 35% Want to Live in a Sanctuary Community but
Among Democrats, 48% Favor Living in One

The rape of a 14-year-old girl in a Maryland suburban high school by two older students who were in this country illegally has moved the sanctuary city debate back on the front burner. Most voters don't want to live in a community that shields illegal immigrants from the government, and many question the safety of such communities.
Colorado 'Selfie' Bill Opens the Door to Vote-Buying and Election Fraud
Hans von Spakovsky
The secret ballot is a fundamental tenet of American democracy. It was implemented in the United States in the late 1800s to counter widespread instances of bribery and intimidation of voters. Both houses of the Colorado Legislature recently passed a bill that is now sitting on Gov. John Hickenlooper's desk that would allow voters to take "selfies" of their marked ballots.
Federal Judge In Virginia Disagrees with Hawaii Judge,
Upholds Trump Travel Ban

Judge Anthony Trenga, who was appointed by former President George W. Bush, said in his 32-page ruling that Trump was legally allowed to ban travel from those specific countries and that the executive order was not discriminatory in nature as the Palestinian activist who filed the lawsuit requesting an injunction had suggested. Trenga wrote that the president “has unqualified authority to bar physical entry to the United States at the border.”
Texas Woman Bound, Kidnapped After Helping Illegal Immigrant
Agents learned the woman helped an illegal alien she found in her backyard. She provided the man with food and water for three days... She said that after helping the man survive for three days, he unexpectedly jumped her, tied up her hands and feet, and forced her to get in her car. As the illegal alien attempted to start her car, the woman managed to escape and flee on foot.
The Silver-Tongued Liars’ Playbook for Coal
Paul Driessen
People routinely accept risks of dying from activities they happily engage in daily. For example, the lifetime risk of dying in a motor vehicle crash is 1 in 113. That’s 8,850 times greater than the alleged lifetime risk of contracting cancer from 0.07 parts per billion of hexavalent chromium (Cr-6) in water. Nevertheless, Cr-6 is a handy weapon in radical environmentalists’ war on coal...
Eco-Friendly Seattle Sewage Plant Dumps
Millions of Gallons of Sewage Into Puget Sound

Millions of gallons of raw sewage and untreated runoff have poured into the United States’ second-largest estuary since a massive sewage treatment plant experienced equipment failures that forced it to stop fully treating Seattle’s waste. The sewage treatment plant – Washington state’s largest – is only partially treating dirty water that goes down Seattle toilets and washes off roofs and roads before discharging it into Puget Sound.
School Orders Boy to “tolerate” Undressing with Girl and
Make It “natural”

Todd Starnes
Last Fall, the teen boy was standing in his underwear inside a locker room at Boyertown Area High School preparing to change for a physical education class. “He suddenly realized there was a member of the opposite sex changing with him in the locker room, who was at the time, wearing nothing but shorts and a bra,” the lawsuit states.
The Origin of "Fake News" in Holocaust Denial
Alan M. Dershowitz
"Fake news" has become a subject of real news. But there's nothing new about "fake news." Holocaust deniers have generated fake news for decades. The deniers have funded "research" "institutes," "journals," books, magazines, videos, websites, newsflashes – all designed to provide a patina of academic respectability to demonstrable falsehoods.
Home Caregivers, Alleging Fraud, Push to Decertify SEIU Healthcare
In 2013, Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, signed into law a bill that classified personal care assistants (PCAs) as public employees, but only for the purposes of collective bargaining. The following year, SEIU Healthcare Minnesota organized an election, using mail-in ballots, to unionize the PCAs. How the union accomplished that is in dispute, and has ramifications today.
Media Refuse to Blame Anti-Trump Protesters for Violence at Rallies
Anti-Trump protesters launched violent attacks on supporters of President Donald Trump at rallies across California on Saturday, but the media uniformly downplayed their role. In headlines reporting the violence, media outlets either seemed to blame the Trump supporters for the violence, or used passive language that made the violence seem to have erupted as a natural consequence of the events.
Senior Al Qaeda Leader Linked to Islamabad Hotel Attack Which Featured In Zero Dark Thirty is Killed In a Drone Strike
A U.S. drone strike in eastern Afghanistan on March 19 killed the senior Al Qaeda military commander Qari Yasin, who has been linked to numerous attacks in his native Pakistan, the United States military confirmed on Saturday. 'The death of Qari Yasin is evidence that terrorists who defame Islam and deliberately target innocent people will not escape justice,' Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in a statement.
Phoenix Man Accused of Planning
ISIS-inspired Terror Attack Released on Bail

Court documents showed Derrick Thompson was released March 14 on a $75,000 bond. Terms of his release include a requirement to wear an electronic monitoring device. Thompson, aka Abu Talib al-Amriki, pleaded not guilty to charges of assisting a criminal syndicate, attempting to commit misconduct involving weapons and inciting or inducing a criminal syndicate in January.
Harry Reid Airport? In Las Vegas? "No way, Jose"
Wayne Allyn Root
Did you hear the joke about clueless Nevada Democrats who want to rename the Las Vegas airport "Harry Reid Airport"? Just the mention of those two magic words makes everyone in the world stop like I’m in one of those old E.F. Hutton television commercials. Those two magic words are “Las Vegas.” Not “Harry Reid.”
Snoop Dogg: Lowlife Symptom of Sick Culture
Rev .Jesse Lee Peterson
Self-described gang member, pimp and Hillary Clinton supporter Snoop Dogg released a mock assassination video of President Donald Trump. The left’s response? A collective yawn... Any decent person would repudiate Snoop Dogg for his vile video. But when men are weak, evil flourishes. This is what has allowed predators like Snoop Dogg and others in the rap industry to get rich pushing sexually explicit and violent music to our kids.
Financial Stability Board Climate Deceit
Paul Driessen
The $1.5-trillion Climate Crisis industry is not about to go quiet into that dark night, or to strut but an hour upon the stage, to then be heard no more. In these desperate times, it is unleashing even more sound and fury, and assaulting new targets, in a frantic effort to expand its heavily subsidized global empire.
Teen Vogue Adds Anti-Israel Advocacy to its
Arsenal of Hard-Left Positions (+ bonus content)

For those naive enough to think that Teen Vogue is a fashion magazine, please disabuse yourself of that notion as quickly as possible. It is, in fact, a hard Left propaganda vehicle that slips into people's homes under the guise of fashion. It came into my house, for example, when my daughter got a free subscription automatically delivered to her after ordering clothes from an online site that caters to teenagers.

Week ending 19 March 2017

What 2 Obama Judges Got Wrong in Striking Down
Travel Executive Order

Hans von Spakovsky
The decisions by Derrick Kahala Watson in Hawaii and Theodore David Chuang in Maryland should shock no one – not because the judges are correct, but because their decisions follow the same pattern as prior decisions in Washington state and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals over the first order. These rulings ignore or misinterpret federal immigration law that gives the president the clear authority to act and prior Supreme Court precedents that support the legality of the president’s actions.
Sorry, Liberals, There Are No Oppressed Americans
John Hawkins
It's sad to see so many Americans turn into losers, pathetically demanding to be treated as victims, all so the emotional vampires on the Left can feel better about themselves for helping such pathetic sad sacks. Liberals LOVE for people to think of themselves as victims. They love for people to go through life furious, upset over things most people wouldn't even notice.
Statement Clarifying Federal Funding to Meals On Wheels
Mar 16, 2017

Meals on Wheels Official response
The nationwide Meals on Wheels network... receives 35% of its total funding for the provision of congregate and home-delivered meals from the federal government through the Older Americans Act ... Meals on Wheels America, the largest and oldest national organization representing senior nutrition programs across the country, receives only 3% of its funding from the government, specifically to run the National Research Center on Nutrition and Aging.
Outrage on Wheels – The story that Trump's budget would kill the
Meals on Wheels program was too good to check. But it was false.

Walter Olson
It made for great copy – irresistibly clickable and compulsively shareable. "Trump's Budget Would Kill a Program That Feeds 2.4 Million Senior Citizens," blared Time's headline. "Trump Proposed Budget Eliminates Funds for Meals on Wheels," claimed The Hill, in a piece that got 26,000 shares. But it was false. And it wouldn't have taken long for reporters to find and provide some needed context to the relationship between federal block grant programs, specifically Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), and the popular Meals on Wheels program.
FAKE NEWS: Did Trump Just Kill Meals On Wheels? Not Even Close
It’s time for the media to portray President Trump as cruel and evil. It’s harder for the media to do this with Trump than it has been with other Republicans... But with the presentation of his proposed budget, Democrats and the media finally pounced: Trump wants to kill old people by cutting funding to Meals on Wheels!
Fake News: NPR Claims House Helping
‘Mentally Incapacitated’ Veterans Get Guns

Awr Hawkins
On March 17 NPR reported that the GOP-led House was helping “mentally incapacitated’ veterans get guns via the passage of the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act. House passage of the Act is the first step in repealing a gun ban that tramples due process rights en route to depriving military veterans of their Second Amendment rights.
House Hacking Suspects Could Read Every Email
Dozens of Congressmen Sent and Received

Congressional IT staffers who are the subject of a criminal investigation into misusing their positions had full access to members' "correspondence, emails, confidential files," and there was almost no tracking of what they did, a former House technology worker said. Imran Awan bullied central IT to bend the rules for him so there wouldn't be a paper trail about the unusually high permissions he was requesting. And their actions were not logged, so members have no way of knowing what information they may have taken, the central IT employee said.
Suspicious Cellular Activity in D.C. Suggests
Monitoring of Individuals' Smartphones

As the discussion over wiretapping and foreign hacking still dominates the conversation in Washington, an unusually high amount of suspicious cell phone activity in the nation's capital has caught the attention of the Department of Homeland Security, raising concerns that U.S. officials are being monitored by a foreign entity. The issue was first reported in the Washington Free Beacon, but a source at telecom security firm ESD America confirmed the spike in suspicious activity to CBS News.
Former CIA Deputy Director Mike Morell:
CIA Leak 'absolutely' an 'inside job'

Former CIA Deputy Director Mike Morell said on Saturday that the WikiLeaks' dump of documents it claims are from the top-secret CIA hacking program is "absolutely" an "inside job." Speaking with "CBS This Morning," Morell said the spy agency should be asking itself whether the leaker was a staff employee or a contractor, and whether there were any "red flags" that were missed.
Obama's Final Year: U.S. Spent $36 million Tax Dollars Fighting
FOIA Requests and Records Lawsuits

For a second consecutive year, the Obama administration set a record for times federal employees told citizens, journalists and others that despite searching they couldn't find a single page of files that were requested. And it set records for outright denial of access to files, refusing to quickly consider requests described as especially newsworthy, and forcing people to pay for records who had asked the government to waive search and copy fees.
President Trump to Repeal Major Obama Anti-Fracking Rule
and  Other "Regulatory kudzo"

"Trump is clearing out the political shenanigans from the Obama administration," Christopher Guith, a vice president for energy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. "Regulatory kudzo such as the EPA Methane Rule, the Clean Power Plan, the Waters of The United States, and the last minute monument designations are certainly being reviewed right now.
Global Warming In One Easy Lesson
John Hinderaker
Richard Lindzen is the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology at MIT. Professor Lindzen recently wrote a letter to President Donald Trump explaining, briefly and cogently, why he and many other scientists are skeptical of the catastrophic anthropogenic global warming theory – which, despite tens of billions of dollars in government subsidies, has failed to generate significant empirical support.
NY Dropping Teacher Literacy Test Amid Claims of Racism
Citing the fact that an outsized percentage of black and Hispanic candidates were failing the test, members of the New York state Board of Regents plans to adopt a task force's recommendation to eliminate the literacy exam, known as the Academic Literacy Skills Test, given to prospective teachers. The move to do away with the test has been met with mixed reviews.
Democratic Socialists of America Triples Membership Since Trump
Membership in the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) has tripled since Donald Trump’s election in November to over 19,000 paying members, a report from the Los Angeles Times reveals. The group, founded in 1982, is now the largest socialist organization in the United States and recently published a “Resistance Rising” strategy to combat the Trump administration.
Swedish Welfare State Funding Islamic Terrorism
A new damning report shows that multiple Islamist fighters who have traveled from Sweden to fight in Syria and Iraq have been the beneficiaries of welfare payments from the Swedish government. The new report ... shows that around 300 Islamists have claimed benefits by using others to give the government the impression that they are still in Sweden despite the fact that they are in Syria or Iraq fighting for jihadist groups.
Author: It’s Not College Kids Creating Chaos to Resist Trump,
‘They’re Professionals’

A New Zealander we interviewed at the Conservative Political Action Conference, who has studied the radical left for some 30 years, says he is watching an escalating number of radicals foment hate, violence and chaos by any means necessary to destroy the American constitutional way of life. These “ain’t college students; they’re professionals.” He hopes more Americans are connecting the dots and paying attention.
Judge Allows Class Action Lawsuit Against City of San Jose by
Attacked Trump Supporters

A federal judge is giving Donald Trump supporters the green light to pursue their lawsuit against the city of San Jose. The plaintiffs accuse the city for not protecting them during a campaign rally last year. The Trump supporters in this case claim that San Jose police officers intentionally steered them into an angry mob of protesters, following a Trump campaign rally last June.
Trump Derangement Syndrome –
Liberal Professor Beaten by Leftist Students Blames Trump

What do you do when you're a liberal professor at liberal university and you get beaten up by left-wing students? Blame Donald Trump! Allison Stanger is the professor at Middlebury College who invited Charles Murray, famous for The Bell Curve, to speak at the school. Students were so outraged Murray had to flee for his life, and Stanger got beaten up. Her response? It's Trump's fault!
Are You Really Worse Off if You 'Lose' Your Health Insurance?
Liz Sheld
The implicit standard in analysis of the health insurance system is that every consumer must have government-selected coverage. But why? This chosen paradigm doesn't take into consideration the most forceful motivation of human behavior, namely, whether a large expenditure of limited resources is in one's economic interest. This standard of "universal coverage" is as artificial as the government's bloated healthcare costs.
Chelsea Clinton Lands Cushy Expedia Board Gig
Mama Hillary Clinton didn’t make it to the White House, and hubby Marc Mezvinsky has just shuttered his hedge fund. What’s a girl to do? Expedia answered that question for Chelsea Clinton Friday by appointing her to its board. The online travel giant had to increase the number of its directors from 13 to 14 in order to accommodate Clinton, according to securities filings.
Hawaii Considering Bill to Force Church,
Pro-Life Centers to Promote Abortion

Hawaii is considering legislation that would require all pregnancy centers to refer patients to clinics that provide abortions, – a move pro-life centers say will violate their religious beliefs and their free speech rights. In a 22-3 vote, the state's Democrat-controlled Senate approved SB 501, which would direct "all limited service pregnancy centers to disclose the availability of and enrollment information for reproductive health services." California and Illinois have similar laws on the books.
High-risk Sex, Girl-On-Girl Experimenting Linked Among NYC Teens
Researchers from New York University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine based their findings on a 2013 survey of public high-school students citywide – but most heavily in “high-risk neighborhoods” in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan. Of 4,600 girls surveyed, 1,101, or 27.5 percent, were sexually active.

Week ending 12 March 2017

RussiaGate: Six Months. No Evidence –
It's Time for the Media to Put Up or Shut Up

John Nolte
After six months of what we used to call McCarthyism – public trial by innuendo, smears, outright lies, and CNN's creepy Fake News fetish – all the national media has found is EXACTLY ZERO. After a half-year of 24/7 delirium, all they have to show for their fever dream is two guys named Jack and Squat sitting in the Zilch Café eating a Nothingburger with a side-order of Shutout that was overcooked by a fella named Bupkis and served by a waitress named Zilch.
Those 'Devastating' EPA Reductions
Paul Driessen
The Trump White House wants significant reductions at the Environmental Protection Agency: two dozen or more programs, including a dozen dealing with President Obama’s climate initiatives; a 20% downsizing in EPA’s 15,000-person workforce; and a one-fourth reduction in its $8.1 billion budget. The plan requires congressional approval, and thus is hardly a “done deal.” Not surprisingly, it is generating howls of outrage.
Private Sector Created 298K Jobs in February –
Over 100K More Than Estimated!

Companies added jobs at a blistering pace in February, with a notable shift away from the service-sector positions that have dominated hiring for years, according to a report Wednesday. Employment in the private sector surged by 298,000 for the month, with goods producers adding 106,000, ADP and Moody's Analytics said. Construction jobs swelled by 66,000 and manufacturing added 32,000.
Trump's Economy! U.S. Adds 235K Jobs In February
The unemployment rate dipped to a low 4.7 percent from 4.8 percent, the Labor Department reported Friday. More people began looking for jobs, increasing the proportion of Americans working or looking for work to the highest level in nearly a year. Friday's report was the first to cover a full month under President Donald Trump.
NSA Whistleblower Shows How Candidate Trump
Could Have Been Wiretapped

Rick Moran
A former top intelligence official-turned-whistleblower at the National Security Agency says surveillance programs by the NSA could have been keeping tabs on the Trump campaign and that their intelligence could have been shared with other agencies. William Binney, a legend at the NSA, laid out the case for warrantless wiretapping of Trump Tower and how other intel agencies like the CIA could have had access to the wiretaps.

Top NSA Whistleblower: Intelligence Agencies DID Spy On Trump
Washington's Blog asked the highest-level NSA whistleblower in history – Bill Binney – whether he thought Trump had been bugged. Binney is the NSA executive who created the agency's mass surveillance program for digital information, who served as the senior technical director within the agency, who managed six thousand NSA employees. He was a 36-year NSA veteran widely regarded as a "legend" within the agency and the NSA's best-ever analyst and code-breaker.
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Obama's Surveillance of Team Trump: A Probable Paper Trail
A J Strata
Apparently, the Obama's administration tried twice last year to monitor members of Trump's campaign. Once via the regular (Title III) courts and once through the FISA Court. So let's stop pretending this was not something Team Obama desperately wanted to do. The fact they failed does not erase the efforts behind the attempts. But then something else happened in October.
Putin Spokesman Says Russian Ambassador Met with
Clinton Campaign Advisers

The spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin turned the tables Sunday by saying that the Russian ambassador to the U.S. also met with people connected to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, not just Trump advisers. Dmitry Peskov, Putin’s spokesman, told CNN “GPS” host Fareed Zakaria that Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak met with “people working in think tanks advising Hillary or advising people working for Hillary,” The Hill reports.
300 Refugees Represent 1/3 of All FBI Domestic Terror Investigations
Nearly a third of the 1,000 FBI domestic terrorism cases – 300 – involve those admitted to the U.S. as refugees, a DHS official said Monday. That number was confirmed later in the day by Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a news conference. Officials said some of those 300 came to "infiltrate" the U.S., while others were radicalized once they were in the country.
CIA, DOJ Sued Over Leaks of Classified Info on Michael Flynn
The CIA and Departments of Justice and Treasury are being sued by a prominent legal organization for their role in leaking highly classified material as part of an effort to undermine the credibility of former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to an announcement. Judicial Watch ... announced on Monday that it has sued several federal agencies for information related to Flynn's discussions with Russian officials before he officially entered the White House.
Sessions May Bring in Outside Lawyer to Investigate
Obama-Era Abuses at DOJ

Attorney General Jeff Sessions told conservative radio personality Hugh Hewitt that he is open to hiring outside counsel to investigate internal practices at the Obama-era Department of Justice... Conservative critics charge that the Obama Justice Department was widely infested with unprofessionalism and politicized decision-making. The Heritage Foundation's Hans vons Spakovsky has cataloged a number of such alleged abuses.
Two Years Later, IRS Locates 6,924 Documents
Related to Tea Party Targeting

The IRS has located 6,924 documents potentially related to the targeting of Tea Party conservatives, two years after the group Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit for them. Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, is calling on President Trump to clean house at the agency. "The corruption at the IRS is astounding," Fitton said in a statement. "Our attorneys knew that there were more records to be searched but the Obama IRS ignored this issue for years. President Trump needs to clean house at the IRS as quickly as possible."
G-20 Poised to Signal Retreat from Paris Climate Deal Pledge
Finance ministers for the U.S., China, Germany and other members of the Group of 20 economies may scale back a robust pledge for their governments to combat climate change, ceding efforts to the private sector. Citing “scarce public resources,” the ministers said they would encourage multilateral development banks to raise private funds to accomplish goals set under the 2015 Paris climate accord, according to a preliminary statement drafted for a meeting that will be held in Germany next week.
Pruitt Appointment Signals Big Changes at EPA
A press release issued the day president nominated Pruitt for EPA administrator quoted the Trump as saying, “For too long, the Environmental Protection Agency has spent taxpayer dollars on an out-of-control anti-energy agenda that has destroyed millions of jobs, while also undermining our incredible farmers and many other businesses and industries at every turn. [Pruitt] will reverse this trend and restore the EPA’s essential mission of keeping our air and our water clean and safe,” Trump in the statement.
Over at EPA, the Swamp Starts Draining Itself
Jodi Giddings
President Trump is attempting to fire-bomb the overinflated budget over at the corruption-plagued EPA. And it looks to be having the intended effect: draining the agency of overpaid, unnecessary Swamp Things. Because at least one of them has elected to leave, rather than stick around and watch the agency he worships be chopped down to size. Mustafa Ali, the founder of the EPA's "environmental justice office" has resigned from the agency:
Subsidizing Alternative Energy Perpetuates Mediocrity:
Farm Bills Shouldn’t Play Favorites

Nicolas Loris
The 2002 farm bill was the first to contain an energy title, which has since grown to include direct handouts and loan guarantees for advanced biofuels and biorefineries, renewable chemicals, and bio-based product manufacturers. The 2014 farm bill should be the last to contain such an energy title.
Greenpeace Claims Immunity from Lawsuits Because
Its Claims Are 'Hyperbole'

Katie Brown, PhD
There's been an interesting twist of events involving Greenpeace, one of the major groups pushing the failing #ExxonKnew campaign: They've been sued by Resolute, a Canadian forest-products company, for defamation and false claims about the company's operations. But when Greenpeace had to answer for its actions in court, the group wasn't so sure it could defend its claims. In fact, they admitted those claims had no merit.
Big Wind: Threat to Air Navigation, Military Assets
Lisa Linowes
U.S. air space has been made less safe and our national security compromised because of a reckless policy of siting wind towers within 30-40 miles of radar installations... As wind energy installations expanded under the Obama administration, project developers complained to the White House about military base commanders who protested turbines sited near radar facilities and the potential risks to base missions and aviation safety.
Alaska: A North Slope Oil Discovery Already Called Huge
Just Got Bigger, Company Says

A Spanish oil company working with a small explorer in Alaska announced Thursday what it's calling the largest onshore U.S. oil discovery in three decades. Repsol, a minority partner in a deal with Denver-based Armstrong Oil and Gas, announced that two wildcat wells drilled this winter at a prospect known as Horseshoe discovered bands of light oil, a find that extends the already huge Nanushuk play by an additional 20 miles to the south.
“Half of Americans Can’t Afford to Write a $500 Check”
After the Obama Recovery Most Live Paycheck-to-Paycheck

Tyler Durden
We decided to look into the CEO's claim about the woeful state of U.S. finances. What we found is that according to a recent Bankrate survey of 1,000 adults, 57% of Americans don't have enough cash to cover a mere $500 unexpected expense. Turns out the CEO was right. And while that may appear dire, it is a slight improvement from 2016, when 63% of U.S. residents said they wouldn't be able to handle such an expense.
Credit Suisse Says Plan to Hire 10,000 Muslim Refugees is Hurting Starbucks' Brand and Sales
Swiss financial services company Credit Suisse is warning that coffee giant Starbucks' announcement of a plan to hire 10,000 Muslim refugees has clearly hurt the company by negatively impacting sales and damaging the company's brand. At the end of February, it was reported that the Starbucks Coffee brand took a major hit after its Muslim "refugee" announcement made in January in response to President Donald Trump's temporary travel moratorium.
Author Launches Pro-Gun Children’s Book
Every gun enthusiast out there wants to share their love of firearms – and firearm safety – with their children. Have you ever wondered the best way to go about it? Author Susan Swift has a new book called “Good Guys With Guns,” which talks about the different types of first responders and law enforcement officers we know and trust who use firearms for good.
Mom and Daughter Who Hid Millions in Diapers
Plead Guilty to Medicare Fraud

A mother and daughter who hid $2.4 million cash in diapers and baby towels when returning to Miami from the Dominican Republic pleaded guilty to running a $20 million Medicare scam through their Miami-Dade home healthcare agencies. Mildrey Gonzalez, 62, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud and one count of healthcare fraud.
Orlando Judge Revokes Bond for Widow of Pulse Nightclub Shooter
Who Will Now Stay in Jail Until Her Trial

A federal judge in Orlando on Friday revoked bond for the wife of the gunman responsible for the Pulse nightclub massacre, the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. U.S. District Judge Paul Byron reversed the decision of a magistrate judge in Oakland, California, last week to release Noor Salman on $500,000 bond and ordered her jailed pending trial on charges of aiding and abetting and obstruction.
Not-so-Lucky Break – Accused Murderer Released on Technicality Gunned Down Within an Hour of His Release
Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx is blaming her predecessor, Anita Alvarez, for an "error" that led to a man charged with murder being acquitted and released from Cook County Jail – only to be shot to death within an hour of his walking out. It's not unusual for a former jail inmate to be killed not long after getting released, but Belmont survived less than an hour.
Ex-Immigration Agent Convicted of Accepting Cash Bribes, Sex
A former Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer has been convicted of accepting cash bribes and sex from immigrants in the U.S. without legal permission in exchange for employment authorization documents. Arnaldo Echevarria, of Somerset, New Jersey, was found guilty Thursday of bribery, making false statements and harboring a person living in the U.S. illegally. Attorney Michael Koribanics said an appeal is likely.
No Lamenting Liberal Liz Warren’s Fall from Grace
Tom Shattuck
Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is useless, teetering close to the ragged edge of pointless. Apart from starring roles in childish protests and tough-guy Twitter rants, Warren is making no difference in Washington, D.C., and is no friend to her constituents in Massachusetts.
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Received Over $500K in Taxpayer-Funded Gov’t Grants
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation was awarded more than $500,000 in taxpayer-funded government grants since 2010, records show. Seven of its leaders additionally paid themselves six-figure salaries, according to the group's most recent tax filings. Despite its separation from the Congressional Black Caucus, a number of members sit on its board of directors.
Party Of Science: Democrat Congressional Candidate Brianna Wu
Doesn't Know How Gravity Works

U.S. House candidate Brianna Wu, a Massachusetts Democrat, is worried that people will drop rocks from the moon that will hit the earth and kill people. Wu, who gained notoriety after getting involved in the GamerGate controversy of 2014 and is now challenging sitting Rep. Stephen Lynch, tweeted that she isn't happy about SpaceX's plan to ferry private citizens to the moon by 2018, for reasons that will make your head explode.

Day Without A Woman Protester: 'Women Birth Half the Population'
The verified Twitter account for the Women's March – which took place shortly after President Donald Trump's inauguration – tweeted on behalf of the Day Without A Woman protest that "Women birth half the population." Nelini Stamp, who serves as National Membership Director for Working Families, failed to mention who gives birth to the other half of the population during the "A Day Without A Woman" protest.
Progressives seem to be a party science forgot

Week ending 5 March 2017

Presidential Payback for Media Hubris –
The Wages of Fake News

Victor Davis Hanson
The problem is not just that the media is often not reliable, but that it is predictably unreliable. It has ceased to exist as an auditor of government. Ironically the media that sacrificed its reputation to glorify Obama and demonize Trump has empowered the new President in a way never quite seen before.
GIGO-Based Energy and Climate Policies
Paul Driessen
Things are never quiet on the climate front. After calling dangerous manmade climate change a hoax and vowing to withdraw the USA from the Paris agreement, President Trump has apparently removed language criticizing the Paris deal from a pending executive order initiating a rollback of anti-fossil-fuel regulations, to help jumpstart job creation. Meanwhile, EPA Administration Scott Pruitt says he expects quick action to rescind the Clean Power Plan, a central component of the Obama Era's war on coal and hydrocarbons.
GOP Wants to Eliminate Shadowy DOJ Slush Fund
"This is real abuse of power," said Ted Franks

The Obama administration funneled billions of dollars to activist organizations through a Department of Justice slush fund scheme, according to congressional investigators. "It's clear partisan politics played a role in the illicit actions that were made," Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, told Fox News. "The DOJ is the last place this should have occurred."
Trump: A Master Tactician Serves Filet After the
Russian Soufflé Collapses

Clarice Feldman
How many people, knowing they have their opponents caught red-handed in what now appears to be the worst political scandal of our lifetime, would wait until those people and their press cohorts fell on their faces before acting on it? Not many, I think, but that seems exactly what President Trump just did.
Democrats Depressed, Disoriented, Demoralized, Devastated and Discredited in the Wake of Trump's Triumph
Thomas Lifson
It was the worst night for Democrats since November 8, 2016. After President Trump's speech to a joint session of Congress, Rachel Maddow looked as though a loved one has just died – the same face she had on Election Night.

16 Fake News Stories Reporters Have Run Since Trump Won
Complied by Daniel Payne
Since at least Donald Trump's election, our media have been in the grip of an astonishing, self-inflicted crisis. Despite Trump's constant railing against the American press, there is no greater enemy of the American media than the American media. They did this to themselves. We are in the midst of an epidemic of fake news.

CNN's Zucker Feeds Trump Attacks Straight to Anchors' Ears
CNN president Jeff Zucker frequently dictates anti-Trump questions to his anchors when they're live, according to The Hollywood Reporter. During host Jake Tapper's 25-minute brawl with Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway Feb. 7, Zucker called the control room to tell them to ignore commercial breaks. "He was telling my executive producer, 'Keep going!'" Tapper told media reporter Marisa Guthrie.

The AP Has Published Mike Pence's Wife's Private Email Address
VP Pence letter to AP: The publication of Mrs. Pence's active private email address to millions of your readers has subjected her to vitriolic and malicious emails and raised serious security concerns. There was absolutely no reason to publish this private email address, and you should be ashamed of your reprehensible conduct.
Man Arrested for JCC Threats was Previously Fired for
Reporting Fake News

Juan Thompson, 31, was arrested in St. Louis, Missouri. He is accused of making at least eight of the threats against Jewish Community Centers. Thompson, a former Chicago journalist was previously linked to a "pattern of deception" involving fabricating quotes and creating fake email accounts while writing for The Intercept, a New York-based online publication.
Mattis Livid at Reports Disputing Value of Yemen Raid
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is hopping mad about media reports disputing his assessment that the U.S. special operations raid in Yemen last month yielded "vital intelligence." Aides say Mattis is particularly upset about an NBC News report suggesting that so far none of the intelligence gathered in the raid, which cost the life of Navy SEAL William "Ryan" Owens, has proven to be either "actionable or vital."
"Kill, Rape, Control" Up to 20,000 Members Across 46 States:
MS-13's Legacy of Murder, Drugs and Human Trafficking is Exposed

The El Salvadorian criminal enterprise MS-13 which saw two of its members sport sickening smiles in court for the 'satanic' kidnap and murder of two female teens in Houston is estimated to have between 10,000 and 20,000 members nationwide. MS-13, also known as Mara Salvatrucha, is believed to have a presence in 46 states according to an independent study done by University of Pennsylvania.
Obama's Economy Leaves GDP at 1.9%,
Despite Consumer-Spending Jump

The growth in the U.S. economy in the final quarter of Barack Obama's presidency was left at 1.9%, held down by a bigger trade deficit even as consumer spending rebounded strongly... President Trump has promised to cut taxes and reduce regulations in an effort to accelerate growth in an economy that has gone a record 11 years without reaching 3% annual GDP (the historical average is 3.3%).

Minimum Wage Jobs Massacre:
Wendy's Unleashes 1,000 Robots to Counter Higher Labor Costs

In yet another awkwardly rational response to government intervention in deciding what's "fair", the blowback from minimum wage demanding fast food workers has struck again. Wendy's plans to install self-ordering kiosks in 1,000 of its stores – 16% of its locations nationwide.
Philly’s Soda Tax is Crushing the City’s Beverage Business
If you live in Philadelphia, that bloated feeling you get from consuming carbonated beverages may be coming from the soda price itself. Last summer, the city passed a Bloomberg-esque 1.5 cent per ounce tax on soda and other sweetened and diet beverages, a move opposed by beverage distributors and retailers.
Ohio Investigation Found 385 non-U.S. Citizens Registered to Vote,
82 Cast Illegal Ballots

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced an investigation has uncovered that hundreds of non-U.S. citizens are registered to vote in the state, and dozens of them voted illegally. According to a release from Husted, 385 people who are not citizens of the United States are registered to vote in Ohio. Out of those, 82 voted in at least one election in the last year.
Just tip of the iceberg?
McAuliffe Vetoes Bill to Investigate Virginia Voter Rolls with
More Registered Than Eligible Voters

Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed a bill that would require investigations of jurisdictions in the state whose voter rolls contain more registered voters than citizens who are eligible to vote. The bill, first introduced by Republican state Sen. Mark D. Obenshain, was prompted by a report that shed light on eight Virginia counties that had more registered voters on their voter rolls than eligible voters.
Federal Judges Trample 'Militia' Aspect of the 2nd Amendment
Michael Shannon
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. To understand what the Founders meant it helps to understand how much the former colonists disliked a standing army. As far as the Continental Congress was concerned, the Revolution could be fought and won using an army composed entirely of citizen volunteers organized into local militia companies.
Florida’s Gun-Free Zones Could Be Eliminated;
Opponents Call That Madness

If only more people were packing loaded weapons, there would be fewer mass shootings like Orlando’s Pulse nightclub massacre and the carnage committed by another lone gunman at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport in January. That’s the thinking behind legislation proposed in the Florida House and Senate – HB 803/SB 908 – to do away with most of the state’s gun-free zones.
'Anti-Islamic' Bomb Hoax Apparently Not a
White Supremacist Plot

After blaming what now appears to be an imaginary white supremacist organization claiming inspiration from President Donald Trump, Montreal police have arrested Hisham Saadi, 47, in connection with Wednesday's bomb threat hoax at Concordia University, located in the center of Canada's second-largest city... Saadi appeared in court and has been ordered to undergo a psychological assessment... Saadi is a Ph.D. student in economics at Concordia and is of Lebanese ethnicity.
Two Transgender Pakistanis 'Are Packed into Sacks and
Thrashed to Death with Sticks' by Police in Saudi Arabia

Two transgender Pakistanis were reportedly packed into sacks and thrashed to death with sticks by police in Saudi Arabia. The pair from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan, were arrested in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for cross-dressing in public. It is a punishable offence in the kingdom for a man to imitate a woman and officers arrested 35 people in a raid on a guest house. Police recovered women's clothing and jewelry and took those arrested into custody.
Religion of Peace
Jiminy Cricket! Disney Goes Gay
Todd Starnes
The folks who gave us Mickey Mouse and Goofy have decided it's time for your children to enjoy same-sex romance while they slurp down their Fruit Loops. Disney just broadcast their very first gay cartoon kiss. It happened during the second season of "Star vs The Forces of Evil," a cartoon broadcast on Disney XD.
Leftist Students Physically Assault Conservative Scholar,
Professor Over Speec

American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray and a Middlebury College professor were both assaulted by left-wing demonstrators Thursday night following a disrupted talk by the conservative researcher at the Vermont-based school. Murray was being escorted off university grounds by Middlebury professor Allison Stanger when the pair were greeted by an angry mob of around 30 demonstrators – some of whom were masked.
Diogenes Searching for Honest Policies
Paul Driessen
The Greek philosopher Diogenes reportedly carried an oil lamp during the daytime, the better to help him find an honest man. People everywhere should join Congress and the Trump Administration in search of honest energy and climate policies – as too many existing policies were devised by special interests seeking money and power, and often using imaginary problems to justify their quest.
Shady Stock Trades Dog Nancy Pelosi and Hubby
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi's husband bought up to a quarter million dollars of stock in SunEdison, a now financially troubled green energy company just weeks before it announced a major 2014 acquisition that sent its stock price soaring. SunE's 2014 purchase of wind energy company First Wind "further bolstered the reputation of the company," wrote one market-watcher at the time. "Perhaps unsurprisingly, SunEdison's stock soared 29% on news of this acquisition alone."
Congressional Black Caucus PAC Spends Big on
Luxury Resorts, Restaurants

The Congressional Black Caucus PAC (CBC PAC) spends lavishly on upscale resorts and hotels, catering at exclusive restaurants, and on fundraising and Broadway tickets, according to a review of campaign finance records. The CBC PAC, which is the fundraising arm of the Congressional Black Caucus, puts far more money towards administrative and fundraising purposes than it donates to candidates, the intended purpose of the political action committee.
Biden Family Drama Has Everything: Sex, Hookers, Debt, Cocaine
and a Son Sleeping with His Dead Bro's Wife

The news recently splashed across the New York tabloids that Hunter Biden, the surviving son of the ex-VP, is having an affair with Hallie Biden, the widow of Beau Biden, who died last year of brain cancer. She appropriately appears in all the family funeral pictures mourning alongside other family families. Two months later, Hunter's now estranged wife, Kathleen, was out. And now, Hallie is in.
Out West, the Snow is So Deep That Scientists
Don't Have Any Tools to Measure it

One sure sign the Sierra Nevada is experiencing a historic winter is the snowpack is getting too deep for devices scientists use to measure it. It's a problem that cropped up Wednesday when researchers sought to confirm snow depth at a data site on Slide Mountain at Mount Rose Ski Tahoe near Reno. "We're not even close," hydrologist Jeff Anderson said after jamming an aluminum tube more than 16 feet into the snowpack hoping to reach the ground below.

Week ending 26 February 2017

Pope Francis Condemns Europe’s Ancient Walls Against Islam;
Claims, “Muslim terrorism does not exist.”

Raymond Ibrahim
Pope Francis continues to argue for two interrelated points that, while seemingly humane, compromise Western nations and expose their citizens to danger. He reiterated his first point earlier this month when he said, “I appeal not to create walls but to build bridges.” Francis has made this appeal frequently, both figuratively, and literally – including by characterizing Donald Trump’s proposal to build a U.S.-Mexico wall as “not Christian.”
As Critics Sneer, Trump is Maneuvering to Unmuzzle Economy
Lawrence Kudlow 
One after another, Trump critics argue that because we’ve had 2 percent growth over the past ten years or so, we are doomed to continue that forever. This is nonsense. In his widely read blog, Economics One, economics professor John Taylor writes, “Take off the muzzle and the economy will roar.” He notes that bad economic policy leads to slumping productivity, living standards, real wages, and growth.
Should Islam be Restrained in the United States?
Robert Klein Engler
Human sacrifice in Mexico as part of a religious ceremony and animal sacrifice in the U.S. approach the practical limits of freedom of religion. What about Islam and its beliefs and practices? Do the beliefs and practices of Islam approach a practical limit or do they go beyond that limit? What we know about Islam leaves many Americans wondering how practical is it to give Constitutional protection to a religion whose adherents have sworn to kill Americans in their own homes.
MSNBC's Brzezinski:
'Our Job' is to Control 'Exactly What People Think'

Controlling "exactly what people think" is the job of the media, MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski boldly declared Wednesday morning. While discussing President Trump's entreaties to the American people to remain skeptical of the press, Bzezinski worried that if the economy turns south, Americans may end up trusting him over the media.
James O'Keefe Offers $10,000 Awards for
Evidence of 'media malfeasance'

Conservative sleuth James O'Keefe is ramping up his effort to take down the mainstream media by enlisting the help of ordinary citizens to go undercover and expose wrongdoing in newsrooms around the country. The announcement of the award coincides with the first release of the "CNN Tapes" project, for which Project Veritas is uploading 119 hours of audio recordings taken by an anonymous source within the cable network's Atlanta headquarters.

O'Keefe Drops "Bombshell" Undercover Footage from within CNN
As promised two days ago on the Sean Hannity radio show, James O'Keefe and his team at Project Veritas just released covertly captured, previously unheard audio footage from within the CNN newsroom. But unlike his usual undercover sting operations, this footage was allegedly sourced from a CNN insider who apparently grew frustrated with the perpetually biased reporting of the "fake news" media outlet.
CNN's Chris Cuomo Suggests 12 Year Old Girls are the Problem if
They Don't Want to See a Male's Genitals in Locker Rooms

Cristina Laila
CNN's Chris Cuomo thinks that a 12 year old little girl is the problem if she doesn't want to be in a locker room with a male where he can expose his genitals to her. He also said that if her father had a problem with it, he is either overprotective or intolerant. There are no words for the level of degeneracy this man has sunk to.
Trump Right to Fix Obama’s Unlawful Transgender School Policy
“when gender identity wins, women always lose”

Ryan T. Anderson
The Trump administration is doing the right thing in correcting Obama’s unlawful overreach, which imposed a one-sided solution on all 50 states. Parents and teachers in local schools now can work to find win-win solutions that protect the dignity, privacy, and safety of all students. For years, the Obama administration unilaterally had redefined bans on “sex” discrimination to include “gender identity.”
7 years of Obama and now no one knows which bathroom to use.
Automakers Didn't Even Waste a Full Business Day
Asking New EPA Head for Relief

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, representing 12 automakers that build 77 percent of the light-duty vehicles sold in the U.S., wants action on lowering the industry's fuel economy and emissions targets. Urgent action, ideally... Officially, the alliance wants the EPA to reopen a midterm review of federal corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards – a process that was ended a year early when the EPA decided, with days remaining before Trump's inauguration, to keep the Obama administration's 2025 targets.
DHS to Expedite Deportation Proceedings by Not Using Judges
With immigration courts reaching a record backlog in 2016, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly ordered Monday that illegal immigrants who have been in the U.S. for less than two years should be allowed to be deported without a court hearing. Kelly signed two memos Monday that made significant changes to the nation's immigration policy.
Exposed: Doctors Give Fake Medical Opinions to
Help Win Citizenship for Illegals

Psychiatrists and other doctors in Chicago and across the country have been caught helping immigrants gain U.S. citizenship by providing fake medical opinions, records show. An estimated 1,000 people a year submit a form to immigration officials in Chicago alone to waive the requirements that someone seeking citizenship must understand English and pass a test in U.S. history and civics... The form is susceptible to fraud, though.
It’s Official: Pentagon Now Calling Terror Group ‘ISIS’
Not Daesh. Not ISIL. Not IS. The Pentagon has officially declared the name of the terror group the United States and its allies have been fighting for years is, in fact, ISIS. “We have officially switched to ISIS,” Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a briefing with reporters Friday. “They all mean the same thing.” Davis said ISIS already had been used unofficially in the past inside the Pentagon because it was the “easiest to understand.”
Why Does Obama Insist on Calling the Islamist Terrorists “ISIL”?
Two Leading Swedish Politicians Have a Message for
President Trump's Critics: He's Right.

Per Jimmie Akesson and Mattias Karlsson, both leaders of the Sweden Democrats, penned a Wall Street Journal op-ed on Wednesday supporting Trump's characterization of a Muslim immigrant-led crime crisis in Sweden. "Mr. Trump did not exaggerate Sweden's current problems," Akesson and Karlsson wrote. "If anything, he understated them."
The Muslim Brotherhood: Wellspring of Terrorism
Judith Bergman
The founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hassan Al-Banna made jihadist violence a focal point of his movement. He wrote, "Death is art" and "Fighting the unbelievers involves all possible efforts that are necessary to dismantle the power of the enemies of Islam." The MB inducts members into its deliberatively secretive and opaque network with the pledge that "Jihad is our way" and "Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope."
Arlington Preschool Teacher Fired Over 'Kill Some Jews' Tweet,
Other Anti-Semitic Posts

An Arlington preschool teacher has been fired over a series of anti-Semitic posts on social media, including a tweet that said "kill some Jews." Nancy Salem, who was fired from The Children's Courtyard, also retweeted: "How many Jews died in the Holocaust? Not enough!"

College Teaches That American Grammar is 'racist'
Rick Moran
The University of Washington at Tacoma writing school has found a unique way to make a statement about "social justice." According to poster displayed in the writing center, American grammar is "racist" and an "unjust language structure." The center promises to prioritize rhetoric over "grammatical correctness."

Calif. Budget Guts Middle-Class Aid, Keeps Scholarships for Illegals
California Governor Jerry Brown is proposing cuts to higher education scholarships for middle class students while increasing scholarship funding for illegal immigrant students. A budget deficit that is projected to hit $1.9 billion by the summer of 2017 has forced Brown to recommit to balancing the state's budget, and one area facing cuts is financial aid for middle income college students, reports KCRA.

Pennsylvania School Sees Improvement After Dropping
Michelle Obama's Lunch Program

A western Pennsylvania high school has experienced an incredible turnaround in its lunch program since abandoning Michelle Obama's National School Lunch Program. Since opting out of the federal program, Penn-Trafford High School in Harrison City has increased lunch options for students and more than made up for lost federal funding, according to TribLive.
More Education
Illegal Fundraiser for the Clintons, Johnny Chung, Made Secret Tape Because He Feared Being Assassinated Over What He Knew
A Chinese-American businessman at the center of a Clinton campaign finance scandal secretly filmed a tell-all video as an 'insurance policy' – because he feared being murdered. In footage provided exclusively to, Johnny Chung spills details on how he illegally funneled money from Chinese officials to Bill Clinton's 1996 re-election bid.
Veterans Group Blasts Elizabeth Warren
A local veterans’ advocacy group is blasting Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and other state Democrats for their support of illegal immigrants, calling it “selfish political theater” and demanding they put veterans’ services at the top of their list – or feel the heat. “We’d like to see our leaders re-examine their priorities, put this at the forefront – if we have to, we’ll knock on some doors in D.C.,” said John MacDonald.
Open Letter to All Americans
An Open Letter from 14 Medal of Honor Recipients to
Sen. Blumenthal Over His Hypocrisy on Gorsuch

We are veterans of the Vietnam War. We fought alongside our brothers in arms, many of whom died or were gravely injured there. We saw the treatment meted out on us and our fellow military personnel upon our return, yet we never questioned our commitment to our nation's freedom. But perhaps more relevant to this discussion is that we know you were not there with us.
Two Days After Governor Declares CT Sanctuary State – Illegal Alien Murders Mother and Kidnaps 6 Yr-Old Girl
On Wednesday Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy issued a memo to his state’s authorities, telling them to ignore federal law regarding illegal immigrants. Malloy declared Connecticut a sanctuary state. On Friday a previously deported illegal alien murdered his girlfriend and kidnapped her six year-old daughter. Oscar Obedio Hernandez, an illegal alien from El Salvador, was arrested on Friday night.
Arizona Senate Votes to Seize Assets of Those Who Plan,
Participate in Protests That Turn Violent

Claiming people are being paid to riot, Republican state senators voted Wednesday to give police new power to arrest anyone who is involved in a peaceful demonstration that may turn bad – even before anything actually happened. SB1142 expands the state's racketeering laws, now aimed at organized crime, to also include rioting. And it redefines what constitutes rioting to include actions that result in damage to the property of others.
Keith Ellison Once Said Black People
Don't Have 'Obligation' to Obey Government

Democratic congressman and DNC chair front-runner Keith Ellison once said that "black people don't live in a democracy" and "don't have an obligation" to obey the government. Ellison made the comments at a 1992 protest after white police officers were acquitted in the beating of Rodney King. At least 63 people died in the racially charged riots following the verdict.
Jesse Jackson Jr.'s 6-figure Government Payout Under Scrutiny
A government ethics expert wants the federal government to investigate former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s $138,000-a-year payout from a combination of worker's compensation and Social Security disability benefits. The Chicago Tribune reported Jackson receives $100,000 per year in worker's compensation benefits because he has bipolar disorder and depression and another $38,400 per year in disability benefits.
The Dutch to Consider Abandoning the Euro
The Netherlands' future relationship with the euro will be comprehensively debated by its parliament following elections in March, after lawmakers commissioned a report on the currency's future. The probe will examine whether it would be possible for the Dutch to withdraw from the single currency, and if so how, said lawmaker Pieter Omtzigt.
Christians Flee Egypt After Islamic State Posts Death Lists
Hundreds of Christians are fleeing Egypt´s North Sinai after the Islamic State released a list that calls for their deaths. Approximately 100 of the region´s 160 Christian families, as well as 200 students studying in the province´s capital of Arish, have departed. The terrorist group has killed seven people in North Sinai since the beginning of February as part of its insurgency in the region.
Pope Francis is Warned Against Betraying China's Underground Church
Cardinal Joseph Zen, the retired Bishop of Hong Kong, has warned the Vatican against forging an agreement with the Chinese government that would grant it significant power over the Catholic Church in the country. Cardinal Zen has stated that he would consider any such deal a betrayal by the Holy See of the underground Catholic faithful in China.
Democrat Governor Wants to Cut Taxpayer Funding for
Public Broadcasting to Zero

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s budget proposal would cut state funding for the West Virginia Public Broadcasting, or WVPB, from $4.6 million all the way down to zero. Justice’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal is aimed at closing a $500 million revenue shortfall.

Week ending 19 February 2017

Secretary Rex Tillerson Begins Deconstructing
7th Floor "Shadow Government" at Dept of State

The term "shadow government" is not a construct of critics; it's actually the term the professional bureaucrats within the 7th floor of the Washington DC based Department of State gave to themselves. The career political operatives who reign within the State Department openly view themselves as a distinctly separate state governing authority, with no attachment to the policies or objectives of the United States presidency or any mere elected official therein.
Two Dozen Companies Commit to Leaving California;
Others Trim the Number of Employees in the Golden State

Two dozen California companies have said they are tired of the business-bashing in Sacramento, along with the high taxes – and they are now threatening to leave the state. The day after Proposition 30 passed, triggering $6 billion in new annual taxes, Arizona launched a campaign to lure some of California's top companies... 24 chief executives are flying to Phoenix, Ariz., to explore the land of lower taxes and a much friendlier business environment.
House Intelligence Chair Claims Top Obama Official
Leaking to Media On Trump

The House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes on Sunday accused Obama-era officials, who are working for President Trump until his administration is staffed up, of illegally leaking intelligence and other reports to the media in an attempt to hurt the Republican leader. "I think there is a lot of innuendo out there that the intelligence agencies have a problem with Donald Trump.
Mainstream Media Fake News: The Muslim Olympian 'detained because of President Trump's Travel Ban' was Detained Under Obama
The latest media misfire on the Trump administration involves Ibtihaj Muhammad, a New Jersey native who made headlines last year when she became the first female Muslim-American to win an Olympic medal for the United States. Muhammad, a lifelong American citizen, claimed in an interview last week that she was detained "just a few weeks ago" by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents.
Islamophobic Saudi Arabia Deports 40,000 Muslim Pakistanis,
Citing Terrorism Concerns, Tighter 'Vetting' Called For

Saudi Arabia has deported a staggering 40,000 Pakistani migrant workers in the span of just four months, citing terrorism concerns. The Saudi Gazette reported last week that "a number of Pakistanis were held in the crimes of drug trafficking, thefts, forgery and physical assault." Authorities feared that some of the migrant workers were linked with ISIS, or as the Saudis call the terror group, Daesh.
Fake News Rap Sheet:
Last Week the MSM was Caught Telling FORTY Lies

John Nolte
You will see one change in this week's list, with respect to the count. Rather than start the count over every week, this ongoing diary of Fake News will now use a cumulative number, an ongoing count. Put simply, last week's list contained 24 pieces of Fake News. The week prior was 12. That is a total of 36, so this week we will start with number 37.
Kudos to President Trump for Calling Out Fake News
Howie Carr
Donald Trump is right – the alt-left fake news media are out of control. "The press has become so dishonest," he said today, "that if we don't talk about it, we are doing a tremendous disservice to the American people." The pampered pukes have been lying for a long time ... But this week's deluge of fake news has just been totally over the top.
WSJ Editor Tells Reporters Who Don't Like
Objective Trump Coverage to Leave the Paper

Wall Street Journal editor in chief Gerard Baker told his reporters Monday the paper would not abandon objectivity in its coverage of President Donald Trump, and directed them to find work somewhere else if they want to adopt a more oppositional tone. "It's a little irritating when I read that we have been soft on Donald Trump," he told his reporters and editors, a source at the newsroom meeting told The New York Times.
CBS Anchor John Dickerson: Press Ruined its Reputation 'on its own'
In a radio interview Friday, conservative host Hugh Hewitt referred to the previous day's press conference at the White House in which Trump unloaded on the news media and told reporters in the room that the public cannot trust them. "But that one comment, they don't trust you anymore, is a summation of where we are in America... " Hewitt said. "They've lost it." Dickerson agreed.
When President Obama's National Security Advisor Lied, the
Media Laughed

Julie Kelly
Buried deep beneath the Michael Flynn hysteria this week was Judicial Watch's release of newly obtained State Department documents related to the Benghazi terrorist attack on September 11, 2012. One email confirms – again – that the Obama administration knew the day after the attack it was not a random act of violence stemming from an anti-Muslim video.
NSA Whistleblower: Agency 'Absolutely' Tapping Trump's Calls
Aaron Klein
William Binney, a former highly placed NSA official turned whistleblower, contended in an exclusive interview today that the National Security Agency (NSA) is "absolutely" monitoring the phone calls of President Donald Trump. Binney was an architect of the NSA's surveillance program. He became a famed whistleblower when he resigned on October 31, 2001 after spending more than 30 years with the agency.
AP Reports DHS Enlisting Nat'l Guard to Round Up Illegals
FALSE NEWS! Dems Cling to Story the 'Intent' is True!

Another big news report was met with an abrupt and unequivocal denial Friday by the Trump administration - this time, over an Associated Press story claiming the team was considering a plan to mobilize National Guard troops to round up illegal immigrants. But White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer called the report "100 percent not true. It is false. It is irresponsible to be saying this," he said, adding there is "no effort" to use the National Guard to round up illegal immigrants.
Obama-Linked Activists Have a
'Training Manual' for Protesting Trump

An Obama-tied activist group training tens of thousands of agitators to protest President Trump's policies plans to hit Republican lawmakers supporting those policies even harder this week, when they return home for the congressional recess and hold town hall meetings and other functions.
Leaked Emails: Dem State Leaders Think Obama's New
Organizing Army is 'Grade A Bulls#!t'

It is difficult to overstate just how enraged state Democratic activists and leaders are with Organizing for Action (OFA), the political and community-organizing army that grew out of Barack Obama's presidential campaigns. The nonprofit, which functions as a sort of parallel-Democratic National Committee, was founded to mobilize Democratic voters and supporters in defense of President Obama's, and the Democratic Party's, agenda.
Remember When Candidate Obama Secretly Communicated with Iran?
Diann Russell
With all the garment rending and pearl-clutching going on in the Enslaved Press over Mike Flynn, I thought it might be a good idea to hop in the Way-Back Machine. Let's travel back to 2008 when then candidate Obama was sending secret emissaries to Tehran. Remember hearing about that?
Former Clinton IT Aide May Face Criminal Charges Over Email Server
A former State Department IT technician who set up Hillary Clinton's private email server in her home may face criminal charges for avoiding multiple subpoenas to testify on Clinton's email server. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, sent a letter on Thursday to Attorney General Jeff Session asking that Bryan Pagliano be charged for ignoring multiple subpoenas requesting that he testify before the Oversight Committee.
The Claws Out for Ivanka Trump Show
Liberal Love for Women is a Sham

D. C. McAllister
Women can be vicious. Just ask men. Better yet, ask other women. If they're honest, they'll tell you. Women can be harsh to their own kind, especially liberal women. That's what makes feminist campaigns like the "Women's March" a bit of a joke. It's not about women sticking up for one another. It's about liberal women advancing their own liberal agenda, and if you're not on board, you're attacked, viciously.
Stop Belittling the Holocaust with Your Stupid Nazi Analogies
David Harsanyi
Comparing everything to 1932 is now a big part of our national discourse. People who should know better habitually make correlations. These gross equivalences belittle the memory of millions who died in unimaginably horrifying ways. Moreover, exaggeration and historical illiteracy undermines the very cause these people claim to care about, unless that cause is desensitizing people to the terror of the Holocaust.
Ex-clinic Managers for Planned Parenthood
Say it Treats Women Like Cattle

Former clinic managers for Planned Parenthood say the organization is less interested in providing quality health care for women than in performing as many abortions as possible. In a video released by Live Action last week, former clinic manager Ramona Trevino compares the relationship between Planned Parenthood and women to that between a rancher and cattle.
Norma McCorvey – Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade
New York Sun Editorial
It would be nice to think that the death Saturday of Norma McCorvey will bring some peace to her soul. She certainly lacked for it during her 69 years on this orb. The woman who entered the history books as Jane Roe never had an abortion. She was in her third pregnancy when she sued the district attorney of Dallas County, Henry Wade, for the right to an abortion. Then, in 2004, she filed a federal lawsuit pleading that Roe v. Wade be overturned.
The Long-Abused Commerce Clause
Will Now Bullet-Proof Concealed Carry Reciprocity

The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (H.R. 38) would provide relief for America's 14.5 million permit holders who want to be certain of their carry rights across state lines. Their need is acute: The number of concealed carry permit holders has tripled since Congress first attempted to pass a reciprocity bill in 2008. Donald Trump, our permit-holder-in-chief, has announced his support for an interstate reciprocity law.
Seattle Judge Won't Immediately Release 'Dreamer' from
Detention Center – Has Admitted to Prior Gang Membership

A federal judge declined Friday to release "Dreamer" Daniel Ramirez Medina, picked up in Des Moines last week. His lawyers and the government give vastly differing accounts of who he is and the details surrounding his arrest and detention.
'We're going to see more':
Sanctuary Cities Cave in Face of Trump's Funding Threats

Dayton, Ohio, dropped a policy that restricted the city's cooperation with immigration officials pursuing illegal immigrants arrested for misdemeanors or felony property crimes... Other communities that have dropped policies of shielding illegal immigrant suspects from Immigration and Customs Enforcement include Miami-Dade and Dayton, are Saratoga, N.Y., Finney County, Kan., and Bedford, Penn., according to The Center for Immigration Studies, which keeps a list of sanctuary communities.
Newly Elected Maricopa County Sheriff – a Democrat – says
No More 'courtesy holds' for Federal Immigration Agents (ICE)

Maricopa County jails will no longer detain people flagged by federal authorities as a courtesy for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Sheriff Paul Penzone said Friday evening. Penzone told reporters that earlier Friday his office had been advised by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office that he faced a "threat of litigation'' because of the procedure, which forced the Sheriff's Office to change its policy.
The West's Real Bigotry: Rejecting Persecuted Christians
Uzay Bulut
Finally, after years of apathy and inaction, Washington is extending a much-needed helping hand to Middle Eastern Christians. U.S. President Donald Trump recently announced that persecuted Christians will be given priority when it comes to applying for refugee status in the United States. Christians and Yazidis are being exposed to genocide at the hands of ISIS and other Islamist groups, who have engaged in a massive campaign to enslave the remnant non-Muslim minorities and to destroy their cultural heritage.
S-13 Gang Recruiting Seen as Early as Elementary School
It starts early. WUSA9 learned Thursday, gang leaders are recruiting new members in a disturbing place: Elementary Schools. "Oh grade-school. They're recruiting in grade-school but generally 5th grade and on," said Northern Virginia Regional Task Force Director Jay Lanham.
This is a surveyor mark -- dummy How Dumb is This!
Hollywood Lib Thinks Surveyor Marks are Swastikas

Sarah Silverman tweeted: 'Walking to get coffee saw these all over a sidewalk in the town I'm in. Is this an attempt at swastikas? Do neo nazis not have google?' [More 'nazi' sighting]
Shame! NPR Contributor (Who Also Happens to be a Refugee)
Charged with Assault in DeVos 'protest'

Last week, Twitchy reported on an incident in Washington where Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos was taunted, followed and physically blocked by protesters at a public school. The man charged is Bilal Ahmed Askaryar, who has provided commentary to NPR and is himself a refugee from Afghanistan.

Week ending 12 February 2017

You want a more 'progressive' America? Careful what you wish for.
Jonah Goldberg
I'm thinking of an American president who demonized ethnic groups as enemies of the state, censored the press, imprisoned dissidents, bullied political opponents, spewed propaganda, often expressed contempt for the Constitution, approved warrantless searches and eavesdropping, and pursued his policies with a blind, religious certainty. Oh, and I'm not thinking of George W. Bush, but another "W" – actually "WW": Woodrow Wilson, the Democrat who served from 1913 to 1921.
On Defining Religion
Nonie Darwish
Islam claims to be an Abrahamic religion, but in fact Islam came to the world 600 years after Christ, not to affirm the Bible but to discredit it; not to co-exist with "the people of the book" – Jews and Christians – but to replace them, after accusing them of intentionally falsifying the Bible. Islam was created as a rebellion against the Bible and its values, and it relies on government enforcement to do so.
Study Reveals 72 Terrorists Came from Countries
Covered by Trump Vetting Order

A review of information compiled by a Senate committee in 2016 reveals that 72 individuals from the seven countries covered in President Trump's vetting executive order have been convicted in terror cases since the 9/11 attacks. These facts stand in stark contrast to the assertions by the Ninth Circuit judges who have blocked the president's order on the basis that there is no evidence showing a risk to the United States in allowing aliens from these seven terror-associated countries to come in.
Trump Literally Reads Immigration Law
During Speech to Explain Ban ... and it Works

Speaking before the National Sheriff's Association, Donald Trump pushed back against the idea that his refugee ban was anything other than completely legal and justified. How? He simply read what the law actually says on the matter. He also said that even a "bad high school student would understand this," based on the law. And he isn't wrong. I mean, even Donald Trump gets it.
Several GOP States Move to Block
Their Own Funding to Sanctuary Cities

A number of GOP states have moved to introduce legislation to block their own state funding to so-called sanctuary cities. The moves come in conjunction with President Donald Trump's executive order to block federal funding to cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration authorities. The states include Idaho, Texas, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.
Groups Want Trump to Close Loophole Allowing
Illegal Immigrants to Abuse Tax Credits

Illegal immigrants need only one number to access billions of dollars in free taxpayer cash. The Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) unlocks an exclusive gateway for non-citizens to receive monies meant for working, low-income Americans. It allows people without a Social Security number, including those in the country illegally, to file taxes.
20 Metro Areas Are Home to 6-in-10 Illegal Immigrants in U.S.
The analysis shows that the nation's unauthorized immigrant population is highly concentrated, more so than the U.S. population overall. In 2014, the 20 metro areas with most unauthorized immigrants were home to 6.8 million of them, or 61% of the estimated nationwide total. By contrast, only 36% of the total U.S. population lived in those metro areas. But the analysis also shows that unauthorized immigrants tend to live where other immigrants live.
Ninth Circuit Court Now Demands it be Protected from Itself
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is now independently, on its own impetus, requesting an internal vote on a full panel en banc hearing to review its own decision. Additionally, the full ninth are asking the Trump administration to file an additional brief telling the court why the three member original appeals ruling authority was wrong. In essence, the smart judges know what wasn’t considered, and are now looking for an out.
Whistle Blower Charge: Federal Scientist
Cooked Climate Change Books Ahead of Obama Presentation

John Bates is not the first to question [NOAA's Thomas] Karl's conclusions. A paper by Canadian climate modeler John Fyfe questioned the 2015 study. As he put it, in a 2016 article from the journal Nature Climate Change, "there is a mismatch between what the climate models are producing and what observations are showing. We can't ignore it."
NOAA cheated and got caught
How Can We Trust Global Warming Scientists if
They Keep Twisting the Truth

David Rose
They were duped – and so were we. That was the conclusion of last week’s damning revelation that world leaders signed the Paris Agreement on climate change under the sway of unverified and questionable data. A landmark scientific paper – the one that caused a sensation by claiming there has been NO slowdown in global warming since 2000 – was critically flawed. And thanks to the bravery of a whistleblower, we now know that for a fact.
“You never change good data to agree with bad, but that’s what they did”
Australian Heat Wave Demonstrates Wind Power Collapse,
Rolling Blackouts as Temperatures Reach 104 Degrees Fahrenheit

Eric Worrall
South Australia, the world's renewable energy crash test dummy, is once again experiencing horrendous power price spikes and rolling blackouts, thanks to excessive reliance on wind, a lack of dispatchable power capacity, and high demand caused by a Summer heat wave.
Court Ruling That Feds Owe Obamacare Insurer
Could Leave Gov’t on Hook for Billions

A U.S. Court of Federal Claims ruled Thursday evening that the federal government owes Moda Health $214 million in risk corridor payments as promised by the Affordable Care Act. Over a dozen similar lawsuits have been filed against the government, but this the first win for an insurer, according to Axios. Moda is one of several insurance companies currently suing the U.S. over the payments they believe were promised as part of the arrangements for participating in offering health insurance plans on Obamacare exchanges across the country.
Make Haste – Deliberately
Victor Davis Hanson
Key to the strategy of change is to remind citizens that the present action is a corrective of past extremism, a move to the center not to the opposite pole, and must be understood as reluctantly reactive, not gratuitously revolutionary. Such forethought is not a sign of timidity or backtracking, but rather the catalyst necessary to make change even more rapid and effective.
Elizabeth Warren 'Silenced' Again After Video Surfaces of
MLK's Wife Thanking Senator Sessions

Tyler Durden
After being silenced last night on the Senate floor during her desperate racial stunt to read disparaging remarks about now-confirmed Attorney-General Jeff Sessions, we suspect Senator Elizabeth Warren is lost for words as video surfaces of Coretta Scott King thanking Senator Sessions at the launching of the Rosa Parks Library and Museum.
Hate Machine: How Liberals Became the Very Fascists
They Always Warned Us About

Before the election, we were told that Trump was a Nazi and his jackbooted thugs would take over and put people into camps and treat them as nonhumans. That is, to do what was only done previously in America by Democrats. Society is more divided now than at any time since the Civil War. People hate other people because of who they voted for. People are even choosing friends and breaking apart from family members based on who they supported in the last election.
Evidence Shows ISIS May Be Forging Passports
An Iraqi general found nearly 20 blank Iraqi passports in an abandoned Islamic State safe house in Mosul, which he believes fighters are forging in order to flee the ongoing assault by the Iraqi Security Forces. The safe house also included 16 Russian passports, along with four French ones.

Republic of Ireland Banned 226 People from Predominantly
Muslim Countries Subject to Donald Trump's Travel Ban

That is according to figures provided by Tánaiste and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald that confirm the largest cohort refused 'leave to land' at the country's ports of entry were from Somalia, currently battling an Islamic militant insurgency and a looming famine. The figures show that last year, 53 Somalians were refused leave to land, while 37 from war-torn Syria were also refused leave to land.

Bulletproof Wall to be Built Around Eiffel Tower
Plans for a new bulletproof glass wall around the Eiffel Tower have been revealed, as authorities work to secure France's iconic monuments amid ongoing security threats. Le Parisien newspaper reports the metal fence around the Paris tower will be replaced with a 2.5-metre transparent wall ... The glass wall will mean visitors have to clear security checks to access the site, even if they don't plan to climb the tower.
New York Times: Trump's Iran Policy is Working.
Glenn Reynolds
The New York Times may not like to openly admit to admiring President Trump's Iran policy, but its latest dispatch from Tehran shows how his combative approach is already causing headaches for Iran's leaders... It sure looks like Trump's policy of turning up the heat on Iran is causing problems for the Iranian government – and, indirectly, confirming critics of the Iran deal who argued that its effect was to make it easier for the mullahs to keep power at home, even as they stepped up Iranian aggression abroad.
Swiss Streamline Citizenship for Third-Generation Immigrants
Swiss voters on Sunday approved making it easier for third-generation immigrants to become citizens, dismissing suggestions that the move could pose a security threat. Right-wing activists had used posters showing a burqa-clad woman with the slogan "no unchecked naturalization" to campaign against the proposal, which was backed by the government and parliament.
How Obama is Scheming to Sabotage Trump's Presidency
Paul Sperry
When former President Barack Obama said he was "heartened" by anti-Trump protests, he was sending a message of approval to his troops. Troops? Yes, Obama has an army of agitators – numbering more than 30,000 – who will fight his Republican successor at every turn of his historic presidency. And Obama will command them from a bunker less than two miles from the White House.
Stop Brack Obama's AFFH: Get S.103 to Trump's Desk
Tom DeWeese
Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing requires EVERY community that applies for HUD grants to perform massive demographic analyses locally and regionally to determine if there are enough low income and minority people living in every neighborhood. HUD will search the records of every person in each neighborhood for income levels, race, color, religion, national origin and much more. If there aren't enough of each category to satisfy HUD's vague rules, HUD will claim that the community is in violation!
It's Now Apparent Obama's Political Operation Worked to Advance
His Interest, Had No Faith in Democrat State Parties

Gabriel Debenedetti
A painful Democratic rift over Barack Obama's political legacy is finally bursting into the open. For years, the former president's popularity among Democrats stifled any public critiques of his stewardship of the party – a period in which the party suffered tremendous losses at the state and local levels.
Woman Gets Eight Years in Prison for the Illegally Voting That
Dems Say Almost Never Happens

Rosa Maria Ortega was sentenced to eight years in prison Thursday after being convicted Thursday of two counts of illegal voting. Ortega, 37, will also pay a $5,000 fine for casting ballots illegally during the 2012 general election and 2014 GOP primary runoff in Dallas County. Ortega, according to prosecutors, successfully voted five times in elections between 2004 and 2014, despite only being an authorized resident of the United States, rather than a citizen.
4 Colorado Teens, 5 Adults Will Stand Trial in
Gang Rape of 13-Year-Old Girl

Jacolby Williams, Tyron Williams and the 16-year-old are brothers. Tommy Williams and Clarence Williams are brothers and James Williams is their cousin. The five adult defendants face the potential of up to life in prison under Colorado's stringent sex-offense laws, which allow prisons to hold sex offenders beyond their sentence, up to life, until they pass stringent sex-offender treatment while in custody.
Four Accused in Facebook Live Torture Case Plead Not Guilty
The four people charged in the Facebook Live attack that drew outrage across the city and country pleaded not guilty at their arraignment Friday before Cook County Judge William Hooks. Tanishia Covington, 24, Brittany Covington, 18, Jordan Hill, 18, and Tesfaye Cooper, 18, are accused of holding a schizophrenic white man captive in a West Side apartment last month, forcing him to drink toilet water and cutting his scalp with a knife while making him proclaim, "I love black people."
Strident Betsy DeVos Critic Elizabeth Warren
Came Out Strongly for School Vouchers in 2003 Book

"Any policy that loosens the ironclad relationship between location-location-location and school-school-school would eliminate the need for parents to pay an inflated price for a home just because it happens to lie within the boundaries of a desirable school district. A well-designed voucher program would fit the bill neatly." From The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Parents Are (Still) Going Broke (2003) by Elizabeth Warren and Amelia Warren Tyagi.

Shrieking libs must believe the rest of America can’t read.

Elizabeth Warren's School-Voucher Hypocrisy
NY Post Editorial
Senate Democrats were loaded for bear when President Trump's nominee for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, sat down for her confirmation hearing last week – yet one of them used to share DeVos' central goal. DeVos has spent her life advocating for children and for parental choice in education to ensure opportunity for all, regardless of race, class, gender or ZIP code.
British Researchers Find Universal Free Childcare an Abject Failure
A scathing report details the findings regarding Britain's universal free childcare program. The bottom line: researchers have concluded that a government-funded, government-mandated universal daycare and pre-K program has done nothing more than bankrupt the middle class while failing to serve the country's poor. What's worse, government involvement has led to excessive regulation that not only drives up programming costs, but limits parental choice when it comes to how they would like to care for and educate their own children.

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