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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)
“Just because you do not take an interest in politics
doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.”
—Pericles, Greek statesman, 495–429 BC

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

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

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

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


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

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CNN Admits Their Reports On Fox News Anchor Were False;
Napolitano was Right! Shep Smith was Wrong!

Looks like CNN has some apologizing to do. After Judge Andrew Napolitano was suspended from Fox News for reporting that former President Barack Obama used British intelligence to help spy on Trump Tower, CNN has been on a non-stop attack. Until Friday, that is, when they confirmed that Napolitano was right – and, therefore, CNN's reports attacking him were ALL false.

The March for ... What?
Joe Bastardi
The March for Science is tomorrow and no one in their right mind would say they are against it because of its name. First of all, you are standing against the right of people to march for whatever cause they wish. Second, you would be portrayed as someone who is against science. I am all for science. I think the climate changes. It always has and always will. Yet I have been portrayed as anti-science and a climate change "denier" by many who will be marching for things I certainly believe in.

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Week ending 23 April 2017

DOJ Puts Nine Sanctuary Cities on Notice;
New York, Chicago, Philadelphia Make Name-and-Shame List

The Trump administration put nine of the country's top sanctuary cities on notice Friday that they could soon have to give up some federal funds unless they can prove they are no longer thwarting Homeland Security's efforts to deport illegal immigrants. The entire state of California is being targeted, as are the cities of New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Las Vegas, New Orleans and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Cook County in Illinois and Miami-Dade County in Florida round out the list.
How the Trump Administration Is Working to
Clean Up the Messes It Inherited

Charles Sauer
Like a bachelor before a date, the Obama administration rushed around during the transition hiding dirty laundry for the incoming administration. And now, almost 100 days in, the Trump team is still working to find and undo a handful of under-reported bureaucratic messes left behind. The Obama administration was on cruise control before the election because almost everyone in the president's circle was sure that Hillary Clinton would win.
Netherlands: Machete-wielding Man Shouting Allahu Akbar
Shot Down by Cops in City Center

The man is seen holding the large knife before being shot by police in the terrifying incident in the Schilderswijk borough of The Hague, Holland. The shooting on April 12 was not initially widely reported but after the clip surfaced online yesterday (April 20), it quickly spread on social media. Thousands of viewers have been sharing the video amid rising terror fears in the Netherlands.
Police: Muslim Indiana State University Professor
Fabricated Anti-Muslim Attack

Azhar Hussain, 56, assistant professor of aviation technology, was arrested on Friday and charged with felony charge of obstruction of justice and misdemeanor harassment... On March 8, Hussain claimed to have received threatening emails containing anti-Muslim sentiments. And on March 24, Hussain claimed that he was attacked from behind while entering his campus office. But the professor fabricated all of the incidents, police say.
Khaled Abu Dahab, Convicted al Qaeda Recruiter,
Stripped of U.S. Citizenship

A former car salesman who admittedly operated a "communications hub" for Islamic terrorists from his California apartment was formally stripped of U.S. citizenship this week by a federal court judge. Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell authorized Wednesday a court order officially denaturalizing Khaled Abu Dahab, an Egyptian-born al Qaeda recruiter who was given U.S. citizenship in 1997, the Justice Department said.
Genital Mutilation Victims Break Their Silence: 'This is demonic'
In a first-of-its kind federal prosecution, authorities have charged three people for their alleged roles in the genital cuttings of two 7-year-old Minnesota girls at a Livonia clinic in February. Authorities say the girls came to Michigan with their mothers, thinking it was a special girls trip, but ended up having their genitals cut instead.
2nd Doctor, Wife Arrested in Genital Mutilation Case
Federal agents arrested a second doctor and his wife Friday in a widening conspiracy involving female genital mutilation and members of a Muslim sect. Dr. Fakhruddin Attar is accused of letting Dr. Jumana Nagarwala perform mutilations at his Burhani Medical Clinic on Farmington Road. His wife, office manager Farida Attar, also was arrested and is accused of helping Nagarwala perform the mutilations, according to a 14-page complaint unsealed Friday in federal court.
'Black Lives Matter' Protesters Arrested for Conspiring to
Send Detonators to ISIS

Two suburban Chicago men and Black Lives Matter supporters were arrested by the FBI on Wednesday for conspiring to support ISIS after a 19-month investigation showed they plotted to send a recruit and cell phone detonators to the terrorist organization. Federal officials arrested Edward Schimenti and Joseph Jones, both 35, around 5 a.m. Wednesday following a lengthy undercover investigation that involved four federal agents and a fifth person cooperating with the bust.
MSNBC Contributor Deletes Tweet Calling for
ISIS Bombing of Trump Propert
y

MSNBC contributor Malcolm Nance wrote Tuesday on Twitter that he hoped the Islamic State would bomb President Donald Trump's property in Turkey... "This is my nominee for the first ISIS suicide bombing of a Trump property," Nance tweeted, and then later deleted.
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Seattle's Gay Mayor Murray’s Alleged Sex Abuse Victim says
He Should Resign

One of the two men who accused Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of sexual assault when they were teens in the 1980’s has spoken out about what he and his lifelong friend, Jeff Simpson, went through. Lloyd Anderson, now 51 and living in Florida, spoke with the Seattle magazine The Stranger and said his only goal is to have Ed Murray resign as mayor.
 Dem: Congress Should 'Educate' the Rest of America on
Importance of 'Sacred' DC

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Wednesday that Congress may need to "educate" people on why federal departments and agencies should be centralized on the "sacred ground" of D.C. Connolly, a Virginia Democrat, made the comments as the committee debated a House resolution encouraging federal agencies to relocate away from D.C. in an effort to get them outside the Washington region's political, cultural and economic bubble.
Incredible Arrogance!
Why can't the Clintons just go away?
Maureen Callahan
Since losing the most winnable presidential election in modern American history, Hillary Clinton has, among other things: given a series of high-profile speeches, joined Gov. Cuomo at his public unveiling of tuition-free college, refused to rule out a run for mayor of New York and issued an online video message exhorting fellow Democrats to fight on in her name. "The challenges we face," she said, "as a country and a party, are real." Clearly, Hillary still sees herself as the leader of the Democratic Party.
The Last Thing the Left Needs Is the third Iteration of a Failed Political Dynasty.
Please, God, Stop Chelsea Clinton from Whatever She is Doing
T.A. Frank
Amid investigations into Russian election interference, perhaps we ought to consider whether the Kremlin, to hurt Democrats, helped put Chelsea Clinton on the cover of Variety. Or maybe superstition explains it. Like tribesmen laying out a sacrifice to placate King Kong, news outlets continue to make offerings to the Clinton gods.
Cuomo Grants Clemency to Getaway Driver in Brinks Heist,
NY State Parole Board Denies Parole

A former radical who drove a getaway car during a Brinks armored car robbery that led to the deaths of two police officers and a security guard has been denied parole. The New York state Parole Board denied Judith Clark’s bid for parole on Friday even after Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo met with Clark in prison and made the decision to commute her sentence.
Trump Asks Obama Surgeon General to Resign,
Replaces Him with a Black Nurse: Libs Slam Her Credentials

For President Trump, no good deed goes unpunished. Trump asked Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, an Obama holdover, to step down. In his place, the president promoted Deputy Surgeon General Sylvia Trent-Adams as acting surgeon general. Instead of applauding President Trump for elevating a black, female nurse to the post, leftists attacked Dr. Trent-Adams' credentials, saying she's "just a nurse."
President Trump and Melania Insist on Personally Awarding Purple Heart to Afghanistan Veteran at Walter Reed
Trump said he was so moved by the story of Sergeant 1st Class Alvaro Barrientos, who was wounded in Afghanistan on March 17, that he wanted to do the honor himself. Melania stood by her husband's side at the visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, outside Washington, on Saturday.
Poll: Democrats More Out of Touch Than GOP, Trump
More Americans say that the Democratic Party is "out of touch with the concerns of most Americans" than either the Republican Party or President Trump, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll. According to the survey, 67 percent of those polled said that the Democratic Party was "out of touch" with common American concerns, and only 28 percent said the party is "in touch."
Howard Dean Lambasted for Falsely Claiming
First Amendment Doesn't Protect Hate Speech

Former Democratic National Committee chair and presidential candidate Howard Dean earned the scorn of social media Thursday when he tweeted that hate speech is not covered by the First Amendment. Dean was responding to a former New York Times reporter, who referenced a past comment made by conservative commentator Ann Coulter.
Left Eats Left: Union Says CAIR Fired Three for Labor Organizing
The union attempting to organize the national headquarters of the Council on American-Islamic Relations says the Muslim civil rights group has fired three staffers in an effort to undermine the labor group's bid. CAIR says the union is spreading "misinformation." The charges and counter-charges are the latest escalation in the ongoing fight between CAIR and the Maryland-based Service Employees International Union Local 500, which has been trying to organize its staff since October.

Week ending 9 April 2017

Are the Hard Leftists Aligned with Radical Islamists?
Najat AlSaied
The leftist media and other American liberals insist on portraying President Trump's position as a fight against Islam and Muslims. In fact, most moderate Muslims are not offended by the phrase "radical Islam," because they are very distressed by the fact that their religion has been commandeered by the radicals and transformed from a religion of peace into a more radical version.
A 1,389 Year-Old 'Phobia'?
Raymond Ibrahim
Fear and dislike of Islam has been the mainstream position among Christian/Western people for nearly 1,400 years – ever since Muhammad started raiding, plundering, massacring, and enslaving non-Muslims ("infidels") in the name of his god; and it is because his followers, Muslims, continue raiding, plundering, massacring, and enslaving "infidels" that fear and dislike of Islam – what is called "Islamophobia" – exists to this day.
Former Obama Advisors: Trump’s Syria Action Ends
“Years of Hypocrisy” That Undermined U.S.

Susan B. Glasser
... Many of the most head-snapping comments I heard came from Obama’s own top advisers, who had long pushed him to confront Assad more aggressively and viewed his 2013 refusal to take military action against Syria after drawing a “red line” on chemical weapons use as a major American foreign policy debacle. “Our administration never would have gotten this done in 48 hours,” one former senior official of the Obama administration told me. “It’s a complete indictment of Obama.”
Remember President Bush's claim about Iraq's WMD?
No, Susan Rice Would Have Had No Legitimate Reason to
Ask for the Unmasking

Dan Calabrese
There would have been no intelligence need for Susan Rice to ask for identities to be unmasked. If there had been a real need to reveal the identities – an intelligence need based on American interests – the unmasking would have been done by the investigating agencies. The national-security adviser is not an investigator. She is a White House staffer. The president’s staff is a consumer of intelligence, not a generator or collector of it.
It Starts with Rice: What did Obama Know and When Did He Know It?
Chip McLean
Now that Susan Rice has been exposed as the Obama official who authorized the unmasking of Trump transition team members, it is time to find out what other Obama officials – including Obama himself – knew about this highly unethical, and possibly illegal action by the former national security adviser.
Expert: Watch to See if Kim Jong-Un
Goes Into Hiding After Syria Strike

Gordon Chang, a Daily Beast columnist and author of “Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes On The World,” said in an emailed statement to Fox News Friday that the U.S. strike on the Syrian airfield “tells North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un that he must now heed American military power, something that he probably dismissed before.”
Sentenced to Death for "Insulting Islam"
Majid Rafizadeh
To radical Islamist groups, Islam is not a religion which all are free to pursue; it is a weapon. It is the most powerful tool that can be wielded with manipulative skill to control entire populations. Beneath their fierce rule, every aspect of daily life is dictated. What is worn, what is eaten, what you say and what you write are all scrutinized; violations of these stringent laws are met with extreme punishments.
Germany Moves to Ban Child Marriages
After Finding 1500 Cases Among Refugees

The German government agreed on a proposal Wednesday to outlaw child marriages after finding more than 1,500 cases of immigrant minors having adult spouses. The Central Register of Foreign Nationals has documented a surge in child marriages in recent years. As of July 2016, 1,500 minors of non-German background were registered as married, including 361 under the age of 14.
Top Mexican Prosecutor Jailed After
He Pleads Not Guilty to Funneling Drugs Into U.S.

A Mexican attorney general once targeted for death by drug dealers was jailed Saturday in Brooklyn for importing cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine from his homeland to the United States. Suspect Edgar Veytia, known in his home state of Nayarit as “Diablo,” allegedly netted at least $250 million from the drug ring that opened for business in 2013 – the year of his election.
Arrests of Illegal Criminals Jumps 250% in One Week –
MS-13, Sex Offenders Targeted

As promised, immigration police have expanded their campaign to deport illegals with criminal records, announcing the seizure of 368 illegals in seven states and Washington, D.C. That nearly a 250 percent increase over the 106 announced a week earlier.
Incredible but True: Obama’s DOJ Protected Alien Child Rapist
Now Accused of Murder

An illegal alien who allegedly twice raped his 15-year-old stepdaughter now stands accused of murdering the girl after Obama’s Department of Justice refused to prosecute him on human smuggling charges. ICE officers were never able to deport the man despite a lengthy criminal history that includes charges of assault, burglary, and human smuggling.
Lawsuit Accuses Seattle Gay Mayor, Ed Murray, of Repeatedly
Raping Boys During the 1980s

JWF
As Democrats and feminists are famous for saying, all allegations must be believed, and the seriousness of the charge is all that counts. So we must assume this Democrat is guilty of  raping crack-addicted teenage boys. The lawsuit in King County Superior Court, filed under the man's initials, "D.H.," alleges Murray sexually abused the crack-cocaine addicted teen on numerous occasions for payments of $10 to $20.
First Batch of Records from 7,000-Page
IRS Cache Uncovered Last Month

Judicial Watch released 695 pages of new documents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that contain admissions by IRS officials that the agency used “inappropriate political labels” to screen the tax-exempt applications of conservative organizations. Other records reveal that the IRS was going to require 501(c)(4) nonprofit organizations to restrict their alleged political activities in exchange for “expedited consideration” of their tax-exempt applications.
Swing State Election Worker Charged with
Illegally Changing Records to Allow Felons to Vote

A North Carolina election worker has been charged with illegally altering voter records so hundreds of felons could vote, The News and Observer reports. "Incidents like these prove that attempts to encourage illegal voting, violate the law, and manipulate our voting process do exist and must be countered," Robin Hayes, the chairman of the state Republican party, said in a statement.
Black Man Wanted in East Charlotte Indian Store Arson,
Left Note Signed 'White America'

A man is wanted for setting fire to an Indian grocery store in east Charlotte Thursday night in what Charlotte-Mecklenbug police are calling a hate crime. Police say fire was set to the Central Market, described as a Nepali Indian store, just before 10 p.m. The shop is located in the 5700 block of Albemarle Road. A rock had been thrown through a window in the front door, burned by flames, when officers and firefighters arrived.
Attempt to lay blame on whites
Father of UCLA Basketball Star Makes Racist Statement About
White People, Liberal Media Yawns

In the shallow minds of left-stream reporters, accusations of racism are relative to skin color and political identity. Whites and Republicans are assumed to be inherently racist in their DNA. It’s a different story when a member of a minority group utters racist comments. This was apparent when LaVar Ball, the outspoken father of UCLA basketball star Lonzo Ball, uttered remarks to the Orange County Register that can only be taken as blatantly racist.
Second Opinion from Doctor Nets
Different Diagnosis 88% of Time, Mayo Study Finds

When it comes to treating a serious illness, two brains are better than one. A new study finds that nearly 9 in 10 people who go for a second opinion after seeing a doctor are likely to leave with a refined or new diagnosis from what they were first told. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic examined 286 patient records of individuals who had decided to consult a second opinion, hoping to determine whether being referred to a second specialist impacted one’s likelihood of receiving an accurate diagnosis.
Report: Veterans in Crisis Still Left Hanging By Help Line
Call centers established to help veterans in crisis are still failing to answer calls for help in a timely fashion, according to a new government oversight report disclosing that some veterans are still not receiving help in times of crisis. The VA crisis centers are supposed to answer 90 percent of crisis calls within 30 seconds. An investigation of covert calls to the centers found that this goal is still not being met, according to the report, which found that just 65 to 75 percent of calls were answered in the required time.
Chaplains + 20,000 Christian Activists Finally Push Back
Rev. Austin Miles
Because readers got out of their chairs and became visible by contacting representatives by phone, email and regular mail, office visits, sending letters to the editor challenging news reports, establishing a relationship with America’s leaders and standing up to be counted, a major victory astonished the enemy. Especially significant is that Communists do respect numbers. In this case they had the military chaplains along with 20,000 Christians to deal with demanding they uphold biblical values.
Wikileaks Bombshell:
Guccifer 2.0 Admits “Seth” Rich was DNC Leaker

On July 8, 2016, 27 year-old Democratic staffer Seth Conrad Rich was murdered in Washington DC. The killer or killers took nothing from their victim, leaving behind his wallet, watch and phone. Shortly after the killing, Redditors and social media users were pursuing a “lead” saying that Rich was en route to the FBI the morning of his murder, apparently intending to speak to special agents about an “ongoing court case” possibly involving the Clinton family.

We Now Know Why FBI Won't Investigate Seth Rich Murder
Red State Watcher
Seth Rich has been the center of conversation for WikiLeaks since the start of the 2016 Presidential election. Some believe Rich was possibly the leaker that shared DNC emails with WikiLeaks, and was then murdered for doing so. Rich's murder has remained unsolved. This latest string of Tweets direct messages from supposedly from Russian hacker Guccifer 2.0 says his "whistle blower" was Seth Rich.
Target's Bruising Backlash Over Bathrooms
Nears One-Year Anniversary

As Target Corp. looks to reverse a decline in sales, executives at the retailer have studied the impact of a boycott from conservative groups over what, a year ago, seemed a pretty innocuous blog post about restroom use. The Wall Street Journal reports on the boycott, which followed a Target announcement in April 2016 that transgender people visiting its stores can use its restrooms and fitting rooms that match their gender identity.
Boycotts work
California Losses Another One –
Kubota Moves Headquarters to Texas

Kubota Tractor Corporation unveiled its new North American headquarters building in Grapevine, Texas, today in a special ribbon cutting ceremony with Governor Greg Abbott... The company’s move to Texas from Torrance, Calif., is the most significant change it has undertaken in its successful 45-year history in the U.S...  “We are proud that job-creating industry leaders like Kubota are calling Texas home, and thank them for their confidence in the Lone Star State and the hard-working people of Grapevine,” Abbott said.

Week ending 2 April 2017

Why the Curious Silence from Obama Over Tapped Trump Tower?
Charles Hurt
What is with this curious – now deafening – silence from former President Barack Obama on these charges that his administration spied on a political opponent at the very height of a presidential campaign? Since President Trump first leveled the incendiary charges in early March, there have been thousands of press articles and endless hours of speculation on cable television about the high-level accusations. Every word, character and symbol of punctuation from Mr. Trump has been parsed and sussed and diagrammed. Yet, from media darling Barack Obama (about whom the accusations were made!)? Not a peep.
Russia? No, the Pony in the Manure is the
Corruption of our Intelligence Officials

Clarice Feldman
There’s so much in print and online about the House and Senate intelligence committees and Russian “collusion” with Trump that I can’t blame people with real lives to lead who just throw their hands up and garden or go hiking. Some will assume there’s got to be a pony in there somewhere, as Ronald Reagan used to joke about the kid digging through manure.
The Watergate-sized Scandals
Rocking the Trump and Obama Administrations

Michael Goodwin
Just when you thought Washington couldn’t get worse, we’re swamped by sensational headlines and breathless reports about Russia, wiretaps and criminal leaks of classified material. Throw in a leading congressman’s late-night meeting at the White House, and it all has the feel of a second-rate movie plot. But don’t you dare tune out, because we are witnessing an unprecedented event:
Democrats Know the Election was Legitimate but
Persist in a Dangerous Fraud

Andrew C. McCarthy
The media-Democrat indictment of Trump’s election-rigging spiel was not rooted in patriotic commitment to the American democratic tradition of accepting election outcomes. They said what they said because they fully expected to win – all the polls said so! Hillary and her chums, Barack Obama included, would not abide a taint of illegitimacy affixing itself to her inevitable presidency. Except she wasn’t so inevitable.
Senate Committee Targets FBI No. 2 in Trump Dossier Probe
Sen. Charles Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has sent a letter to FBI Director James Comey demanding the story behind the FBI's reported plan to pay the author of a lurid and unsubstantiated dossier on candidate Donald Trump. In particular, Grassley appears to be zeroing in on the FBI's deputy director, Andrew McCabe, indicating Senate investigators want to learn more about McCabe's role in a key aspect of the Trump-Russia affair.
Whatever Happened to 'Evelyn Farkas Outs Herself' Story?
Judi McLeod
If Congress is serious about finding the 'leaker' of the Trump-in-cahoots-with-the Russians-conspiracy, they should bring Farkas in for questioning. Not surprisingly the Farkas story has been patently ignored by the MSM and seems to have already fallen by the wayside.
First They Came for Judge Napolitano
Cliff Kincaid
An admitted CIA mouthpiece writing for The Washington Post receives classified information and publishes it. He remains in good standing at the paper. Yet the Senior Judicial Analyst for Fox News offers his informed opinion that the British helped conduct surveillance on President Trump and is suspended for several days from on-air appearances. This action by Fox News reflects disrespect for someone who has worked for the channel since 1998.
Hillary Clinton Aides Had Access to State Dept. After She Left,
Says Key Lawmaker

When Hillary Clinton resigned as Secretary of State in 2013, she negotiated continuing access to classified and top-secret documents for herself and six staffers under the designation "research assistants," according to a powerful senator who notes that Clinton was later deemed "extremely careless" with such information. The staff apparently retained access even after Clinton announced her run for president in April 2015, according to Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.
AG Sessions Moves to Quickly Deport Imprisoned Immigrants
The Institutional Hearing Program (IHP) uses in-person and video-conference hearings in order for judges to determine whether an immigrant, regardless of legal status, should be deported after they serve their sentence. Bureau of Prison statistics show that a little over 20 percent of federal inmates are non-citizens.
Suspects in Death of Teen are MS-13 Gang Members
All three are undocumented immigrants and were arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday after initially being detained by the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, according to an ICE spokesperson. All three are members of the gang MS-13, [Sheriff] Brown said, which is made up mostly of Salvadoran nationals or first-generation Salvadoran-Americans, as well as other Central and South American immigrants.
47 ICE Detainer Requests Declined by
Sanctuary Jurisdictions Last Week

These jurisdictions rejected detainer requests for illegal aliens who had been charged or convicted with crimes, including domestic violence, sexual assault, and assault. The details were included in the administration's second weekly report that lists jurisdictions that have policies ordering officers not to cooperate with ICE, the detainer requests issued to those jurisdictions, and detainer requests that have been rejected.
84 Undocumented Immigrants Arrested in Pacific Northwest
Federal immigration authorities arrested 84 undocumented immigrants this week in a three day operation in 20 communities throughout Oregon, Washington and Alaska. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were targeting at-large criminals, illegal re-entrants, and immigration fugitives, according to the agency.
More Than 100 Sex Offenders Caught in
Single Border Sector This Fiscal Year

Border Patrol officials in the Rio Grande Valley Sector report that their agents arrested more than 100 previously deported sex offenders that illegally re-entered the U.S. Agents arrested two during a one-hour period in separate locations in the sector on Wednesday.
Persecuted Christians Suffer "Worst Year Yet,"
Mostly Under Islam – What about North Korea?

Raymond Ibrahim
While everything points to Islam – or "Islamic extremism," as Open Doors World Watch puts it – as the chief factor behind the global persecution of Christians, what does one make of the fact that North Korea continues to rank as the number one worst persecutor of Christians? Surely this suggests that Christian persecution is not intrinsic to the Islamic world but is rather a product of repressive regimes and other socio-cultural factors.
The Muslim Brotherhood: Peddling Sharia as Social Justice
Judith Bergman
The Muslim Brotherhood evidently considers the West filled with utter dupes, willing to take anything at face value that is served up to them. One can hardly blame them. The West has swallowed whole the propaganda of Islam as a "religion of peace". Why should the U.S. not buy the equally false idea that the MB is a non-violent, pluralistic, social justice movement?
Tempers Rage When Christian Leader Reveals
Taxpayers Fund ‘Pro-Islamic Propaganda’ in Public Schools

Public school children grades 5 through 12 are being indoctrinated on Islam through lessons financed by taxpayers, unbeknownst to unsuspecting American parents. Martin Mawyer, president of the Christian Action Network, sent a letter to the Department of Education threatening to file a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of an Islamic education program offered through the PBS LearningMedia website, which is financed by federal taxpayer dollars.
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.
HuffPo, Twitter Mock Mike Pence for
Respecting His Wife in His Dealings with Other Women

Dan Calabrese
If you don't know anything at all about Christian ethics or faith-related teachings on marriage – and judging from the Twitterverse and fans of the Huffington Post, they don't – you might find it strange that Mike Pence restrains his behavior in certain ways out of respect for his wife. Now, if you were a serious person, or even just a curious one, you might want to learn more about why he does these things.
Fewer Than 1% of Papers in Scientific Journals
Follow Scientific Method

Professor J. Scott Armstrong, who co-founded the peer-reviewed Journal of Forecasting in 1982 and the International Journal of Forecasting in 1985, made the claim in a presentation about what he considers to be "alarmism" from forecasters over man-made climate change. "We also go through journals and rate how well they conform to the scientific method. I used to think that maybe 10 percent of papers in my field … were maybe useful. Now it looks like maybe, one tenth of one percent follow the scientific method".
Gun-Free Zones Are Targets
America’s 1st Freedom
Researcher John Lott, author of the new book, The War on Guns, and head of the Crime Prevention Research Center, has done more research on the relationship between mass public shootings and gun-free zones than anyone else in the country. We recently posed some questions to Lott in order to gain a better understanding of the issue.
Doctors Perform Heart Surgery on Baby
Still Inside Womb to Remove Tumor

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is world-renowned for its fetal surgery in which an operation is performed on a baby still inside the womb. Recently, in yet another historic procedure, CHOP doctors undertook a risky and delicate operation on a tiny fetal heart. After the fetal surgery, the pregnancy continued as the family waited in Philadelphia.
Orangutan's Mysterious Death Points to
Threat of Diseases That Jump to Humans

The similarities between humans and other primates are well-known. It is the reason monkeys have long been used in medical tests as proxies for humans. But the close biological relationship between the two species takes another form as well. Lethal diseases, including Ebola and HIV, have jumped from apes to humans. Others, such as influenza and polio, have gone the opposite route, passing from humans to apes.

Week ending 26 March 2017

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.
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)

Bookworm
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.
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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
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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.

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