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—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.”
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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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and in some small way to become evil oneself. —Theodore Dalrymple 

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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.


Why the United States is a republic and not a democracy
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Why the U.S.A. is one and not the other.

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Week ending 19 February 2017

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.

Week ending 5 February 2017

Time for Trump to Release Full Details of the Iran Nuclear Deal
Roger L. Simon
Does anyone know what's really in the Iran nuclear deal with all its unpublished side agreements and secret verbal pledges? Certainly not the American public, on whose behalf it was putatively negotiated. And probably not most, if not all, members of Congress who were bypassed in its negotiation and "signing" in a manner that doesn't seem remotely constitutional.
Trump: White Savior to Black America
Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson
President Donald Trump has issued a blunt warning to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel about his city’s out-of-control violence: “If the city doesn’t fix the horrible carnage going on, I’ll send the feds!” Trump’s words sent shockwaves across the country. Donald Trump – a white man whom the press has tried to paint as a racist – is ironically giving black America hope. What seemed like an impossible problem plaguing our inner cities now seems solvable. But what’s wrong with black men that they can’t stop the carnage?
Trump's Radical Immigration Plan: Enforce the Law
Byron York
There's one fundamental difference between the new White House and the old when it comes to immigration: Barack Obama ordered his administration not to enforce a number of immigration laws. Donald Trump has ordered his administration to enforce them. "We do not need new laws, we will work within the existing system and framework."
FLASHBACK: Democrats Tried to Block Thousands of
Vietnam War Refugees, Including Orphans

Despite today's outrage over President Donald Trump's refugee executive order, many liberals in 1975 were part of a chorus of big name Democrats – California's Gov. Jerry Brown, Delaware's Democratic Sen. Joe Biden, former presidential "peace candidate" George McGovern – who refused to accept any Vietnamese refugees when millions were trying to escape South Vietnam as it fell to the communists. They even opposed orphans.
Islamic State Finds Success Infiltrating Its Terrorists
Into Refugee Flows to West

The Islamic State has planned to infect refugee flows to the West with mass killers, and it has had some violent successes. The CIA said last year that the terrorist group's official strategy is to hide its operatives among refugees entering Europe and the United States via human flows out of the Middle East and North Africa.
Fake Media Misleading Us Again:
House Did NOT Vote to Let the Mentally Ill Have Guns

J. E. Dyer
If you folks out there haven't figured it out yet – and I know many of you have – the media have gone into something like a sort of frenzied, hyper-suggestible, mesmerized state.  They seem unable to break a strange pattern of reporting things that manifestly are not true, and are exposed as untrue within hours.

Errors from the Press Are Piling Up in the
Opening Weeks of the Trump Administration

Journalists can't seem to get their stories straight in the opening weeks of the Trump administration, whether in tweets or in articles where falsehoods have been spread almost daily. The mistakes have not just been from newer liberal news outlets such The Huffington Post or BuzzFeed, but from legacy media like Reuters, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.

Fake News: Boston Globe Forced to Issue Embarrassing Correction After Spreading Fake Story About Trump and the Media
The Boston Globe on Friday tweeted what they thought was a bombshell of sorts after recording Donald Trump answering "the press is 'not behaving'" to a question asked after the president signed an executive order today on financial regulation reforms. And now for the correction, 3 hours later. The question was on Iran, not the media, and it's the Iranians who are "not behaving"
Fake News: Postmodernism By Another Name
Victor Davis Hanson
After the election, Democrats could not explain the inexplicable defeat of Hillary Clinton, who would be, they thought, the shoo-in winner in November. Over the next three months until Inauguration Day, progressives floated a variety of explanations for the Trump win – none of them, though, mentioned that the Clinton campaign had proven uninspired, tactically inept, and never voiced a message designed to appeal to the working classes. When a particular exegesis of defeat failed to catch on, it was mostly dropped – and then replaced by a new narrative.
Another Travel Ban:
IRS Moves to Revoke Passports for Unpaid Taxes

President Trump's executive order on travel may be generating big protests, but an IRS missive on travel and passports may not go down too well either. More than a year ago, in H.R.22, Congress gave the IRS a new weapon to collect taxes. Tax code Section 7345 is labeled, "Revocation or Denial of Passport in Case of Certain Tax Delinquencies."
How to Drain the Judicial Swamp
Selwyn Duke
It's no surprise the Democrats plan to fight against the nomination of President Trump's Supreme Court pick, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals judge Neil Gorsuch. There are no confirmation battles like Supreme Court confirmation battles because, as we always hear, such a decision can "shape the country for a generation." This doesn't sound like the role envisioned by the founders.
Is there anything Trump can't do? Progressives are finding religion
as they pray for the health of liberal SCOTUS justices

Jazz Shaw
Yesterday, the legendary Andrew Malcolm published a piece here which speculates about other Supreme Court seats which may come up for grabs while Donald Trump is in office and what the fallout from such a turn of events might be. This is a grim game at the best of times because pondering an opening on the Supreme Court is frequently only thought of as meaning one thing, and it involves six people carrying a casket. But that's not the reality in most cases.
Democrats Don't Need This Money-Sucking Hatchet Man
NY Post Editorial
Looks like Democrats are finally waking up and smelling the coffee: Beware of David Brock. That's the word from The Daily Beast's Asawin Suebsaeng, who wrote last week that Democratic pros looking to move ahead after Hillary Clinton's shocking loss are hoping to do it ... without this hatchet man. Smart. In fact, Democrats should've grown wise to Brock long ago.
Chelsea Clinton is the Last Thing the Democratic Party Needs
Michael Sainato
Since Hillary Clinton’s presidential election loss, rumors have circulated that speculate about what she will do next. Instead of moving on – and being better off for it – another Clinton in public office would broaden the party’s disconnect with working and middle class voters. Electing Chelsea to a major role among Democrats would do little to convey a message of change and progression.
Emboldened by Trump, Some Police Unions Seek to
Overhaul Obama's Failed Reforms

Steve Loomis, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association, had a blunt message for Donald Trump during a meeting in September: court-ordered reforms aimed at curbing police abuses in the Midwestern city are not working. Trump, Loomis said, was "taken aback by the waste of money" when the union chief told him that federal monitors overseeing his city's police department earned $250 an hour – a standard salary for the position.
Obama DHS Awarded $400,000 to Group Whose Leader
Called for Overthrowing Trump

A week before Barack Obama left the White House, the Department of Homeland Security gave a $400,000 grant to an organization whose leader has called for President Trump to be overthrown. The co-founder and chairman of the group is Christian Picciolini, who has implied on social media that Trump is a Nazi and called for his overthrow.

Federal Employees Coordinate with
Obama Officials to Thwart Trump Initiatives

Federal employees are working closely with former Obama administration officials to thwart future President Donald Trump's policies and initiatives, according to a report published by The Washington Post. Federal workers regularly consult with Obama-era political appointees about ways they can push back and potentially stymie Trump's initiatives, according to the report.
Islamic State's 'Chief Decapitator' in Western Mosul 'Stabbed to Death'
A chief decapitator for Islamic State has been stabbed to death in western Mosul, according to reports. The depraved jihadi, nicknamed "Abu Sayyaf", was reportedly killed by unknown individuals west of the ancient city of Nineveh. A security source told Iraqi News: "An unknown armed group killed on Sunday the Islamic State's most famous decapitator, the so-nicknamed 'Abu Sayyaf'.
Oh, Okay:
Man Who Claimed Mother Died in Iraq Due to Travel Ban Lied

Mike Hager, a U.S. citizen, said that his mother was stuck in Iraq due to President Trump's executive order restricting immigration... She then passed away in Iraq the next day. As it turns out, the real reason why Hager's mother wasn't permitted to fly to the United States on Friday was because she had been dead for five days.
So, why the lie? Understanding Taqiyya
Rep. John Lewis and Top Aide Hit with Ethics Complaint
A watchdog group is asking congressional ethics officials to investigate Rep. John Lewis (D., Ga.) and his chief of staff over apparent violations of House ethics rules, according to a letter released on Monday. The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust's letter is asking the Office of Congressional Ethics to probe Lewis chief of staff Michael Collins' dual roles in the congressman's Washington office and as the treasurer for his 2016 reelection campaign.
Miami-Dade Mayor Orders Jails to Comply with
Trump Crackdown on 'Sanctuary' Counties

Fearing a loss of millions of dollars for defying immigration authorities, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez on Thursday ordered county jails to comply with federal immigration detention requests – effectively gutting the county's position as a "sanctuary" for immigrants in the country illegally. Gimenez cited an executive order signed Wednesday by President Donald Trump...
Experts: California Voter Registration System 'highly susceptible' to Fraud and Basically an 'honor system'
California's voter registration system is "highly susceptible to being compromised," because of immigration policies protecting the Golden State's 2.4 million illegal immigrants, authorities have told Fox News. The integrity of elections may be compromised by a lack of oversight of non-citizens registering and voting, said Hans von Spakovsky, manager of the Election Law Reform Initiative and senior legal fellow for the Institute for Constitutional Government at The Heritage Foundation.
Conservation – Not Just More Government Control
America is Tired of Being Governed by Unelected Bureaucrats

Paul Driessen
The Endangered Species Act and other conservation measures are supposed to help protect and improve plant and wildlife habitats and populations – not justify and expand government control over land use and livelihoods. But too often far greater control is the result – or the intent – of many ESA programs and decisions. A last-ditch regulatory edict by the US Fish & Wildlife Service to "protect" rusty patched bumblebees is an excellent example.
NASA / NOAA Climate Data is Fake Data
Report Record Temperatures Where There Are NO Thermometers

NOAA shows the Earth red hot in December, with record heat in central Africa. The map ... is fake. NOAA has almost no temperature data from Africa, and none from central Africa. They simply made up the record temperatures. Satellites show that NOAA's record hot regions in Africa were actually close to normal.
The Hidden Agendas of Sustainability Claptrap
Paul Driessen
Like "dangerous manmade climate change," sustainability reflects poor understanding of basic energy, economic, resource extraction and manufacturing principles – and a tendency to emphasize tautologies and theoretical models as an alternative to readily observable evidence in the Real World. It also involves well-intended but ill-informed people being led by ill-intended but well-informed activists who use the concept to gain greater government control over people's lives, livelihoods and living standards.
Volcano lava flow No End in Sight for a
Hawaii Volcano's Ocean Lava Show

Off the coast of the island of Hawaii, lava is flowing into the ocean like blood from a ruptured artery. From the Kilauea volcano's Kamokuna ocean entry, it hits the salty water and explodes. Molten rock shoots upward and outward. A steamy cloud of acid rises from below. Beneath the ocean's surface, lava cools. Rubble forms. Normally it stacks up, creating a rocky shelf on which the lava settles: a lava delta. But this time, the flow has continued to gush nearly 100 feet down, into the sea, for a whole month.
Article includes amazing video!
This is what REAL climate change looks like
Midnight “Release” Again – 178 Page FBI Clinton Email Document Release with Interesting Content
Internet researcher Katica has again discovered the FBI quietly, and without explanation, just released another batch of documents from the “ongoing” FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email use and classified information.
Mattis Review of F-35 Fighter Likely to Yield Lower Price,
Faster Production

Loren Thompson
The plane can be had for less by purchasing it faster, which is precisely what the original business plan envisioned before the Obama Administration decided to slow-roll military modernization. This will all come out in the Mattis review, and when it does the F-35 program will move forward while meeting President Trump's call for lower costs.
Trump Administration Signals Intent to Enforce Existing Gun Laws
Allan Cors, President NRA
The Obama administration's refusal to enforce federal laws covering armed predators is over. President Donald J. Trump's administration will move swiftly to begin taking the most dangerous armed criminals off the streets using tough, existing federal law. As we have been saying for decades, there is no act involving criminal possession and use of firearms that is not already illegal under existing federal statutes that apply in every corner of the nation.
Who Will Pay for San Francisco's $750 Million Tilting Millennium Tower?
The building, which opened in 2008 and was touted as the most luxurious tower in San Francisco, became a beacon of the city's burgeoning wealth, attracting tech millionaires, venture capitalists, and even the San Francisco 49ers retired quarterback Joe Montana. The 58-story tower's shine faded when a homeowners association meeting was informed that the building had sunk 16 inches into the earth and tilted over 15 inches at its tip and 2 inches at the base, according to suits filed by residents and the city of San Francisco.

Week ending 29 January 2017

The World Turned Upside-Down – No one knows where Trump's gambits will succeed and where they will not.
Victor Davis Hanson
Obama's legacy is the near-destruction of the Democrats as a national party, leaving them in a virtual civil war while most of his own initiatives will be rendered null and void – and perhaps soon forgotten. Where do Democrats go now? Do they double down by going further leftward with Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren? Or do they reluctantly pivot to win back the clingers, deplorables, and irredeemables whose defections cost them the big Rust Belt states?
Andrew Jackson Portrait Now Hangs in Oval Office
Here’s What He Said About Draining the Swamp

Jarrett Stepman
One of the central themes of Jackson’s election, like Trump’s, was that a permanent political class had rooted itself in the nation’s capital and needed to be expunged. Many bureaucrats had spent their entire careers in Washington, D.C., despite, in many cases, their incompetence, corruption, and general uselessness.
Epic – Is Team Trump Baiting Liberal Media and
Refugee Protesters By Using Obama’s Own Policy?

Why would the text of President Trump’s Executive Order suspending travel visas be readily available on CNN, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, but not on White House web page? I don’t think it’s accidental. The limiting Visa program was President Obama’s action, not President Trump. If you review the actual text of the executive order what you will immediately notice is the order doesn’t specify ANY countries to be included in the Visa suspension. President Trump is not suspending visas from countries his team selected, they are simply suspending visa approval from countries President Obama selected. [NOTE: Full reference links in article!]
all President Trump is doing is taking the same action as Obama 2013, and applying Visa restrictions to the nation states Obama selected in 2015 and 2016.
Kellyanne Conway Defends Trump Immigration Ban,
Ripped Press ‘A New One’ Over Bias

Conway again on Sunday criticized the media for what she suggested is unfair coverage of the administration. And questioned why news organizations haven’t fired the pundits, columnists, pollsters and others who failed to foresee Trump’s victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton. "It’s a colossal failure that nobody wants to talk about,” she said. On her back-and-forth with reporters over such issues, Conway said, “I ripped them a new one.”
The Two "Islamophobias"
Dr. Denis MacEoin
If we had to choose one thing that has obstructed many Westerners from understanding modern Islam and undermined our ability to handle its excesses, it would be our perception of Islamophobia. How many times have fair and honest criticisms of one aspect or another of Islam, rebukes of behavior, or literary and artistic expressions of Muhammad or other figures been loudly shouted down or banned on the grounds that such criticism was "Islamophobic"?
Most of the Muslim Countries Trump Targeted
Have Discriminatory Visa Policies of Their Own

At least six out of the seven countries targeted by President Donald Trump’s latest executive order have visa policies that discriminate against Israel. Trump signed an executive order Friday temporarily prohibiting citizens from seven majority Muslim countries – specifically Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen – from entering the U.S.
Germany Downplayed Threat of Jihadists Posing as Migrants
Soeren Kern
The German experience with jihadists posing as migrants serves as a case study on errors for other countries to avoid. German authorities allowed hundreds of thousands of migrants, many lacking documentation, to enter Germany without a security check. German authorities admitted they lost track of some 130,000 migrants who entered the country in 2015.
Trump Should End Government Funding of NPR’s Biased News
Mike Gonzalez
NPR has done nothing to counter its persistent liberal bias, despite years of complaints from conservatives ... that its patent lack of diversity of thought was unfair and misguided for a tax-funded entity. Several changes at the top during the past few years have had no apparent impact.
Trumping the Media
Scot Faulkner
More than any other politician today, Trump understands that he can render the media irrelevant. Pew Research and other studies show that 62 percent of Americans now get all or part of their news from social media. Facebook posts 510,000 comments and 136,000 photos per minute. Nearly 2.5 million emails are sent every second. Fifty percent of Millennials check out Facebook when they first wake-up. Trump does not need to have his message filtered and interpreted by Democrat operatives posing as journalists.
Sheriff Clarke: ‘I’m Tired of One-Percenters like
Mark Zuckerberg’ Lecturing Us About Who We Are

Milwaukee County, WI Sheriff David Clarke ripped the critics of those that oppose President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting refugees from certain countries from coming to the United States and in particular Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who he pointed out has his own wall at his home in Hawaii.
Confirmed: More People, More Hotel Rooms Booked for Trump Inauguration than Either of Obama’s; CNN’s Fake News Exposed
Jim Hoft
As we pointed out throughout the months leading up to the election, crowd size matters. President Trump was crushing Hillary Clinton in number of rallies and number of participants at his rallies when compared to Clinton. These numbers, in part, led to us projecting a Trump win and probable landslide and we were correct. Trump did win in an electoral landslide.
Trump to Publicize Crimes by Illegal Immigrants in ‘Sanctuary Cities’
President Trump plans to publish a weekly list of crimes committed by illegal immigrants in the Big Apple and all other sanctuary cities that do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities. The list will inform citizens and others about “public safety threats associated with sanctuary” cities, according to an executive order Trump signed Wednesday.
Texas Gov. Abbott Tells Sheriff She's Playing
'Dangerous Game' Over Sanctuary Policy

The newly-elected sheriff said in a statement Friday that starting Feb. 1 she would end the policy of honoring all jail detainers sought by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Hernandez, a Democrat, ran on promises to change how detainers were going to be handled. Abbott responded to Hernandez in a tweet on Friday, warning strict penalties for “adopting sanctuary policies.”
Illegal Aliens Really Do Vote – a Lot
William Campenni
While few cases are prosecuted, it’s not because few crimes are committed. Political pressure from Democrats and the cowardly establishment, open-borders Republicans, precludes rigorous enforcement. The United States Attorney in Virginia refused to prosecute such cases in several Northern Virginia counties. A well researched report on illegal alien voting in my home state of Virginia revealed more than a thousand illegal alien registrants in just eight counties.
U.S. Attorney to Question Mayor de Blasio Over City Hall Corruption
Things are starting to get real for Mayor de Blasio. First the mayor was questioned for nearly two hours by Manhattan prosecutors over his fund-raising for state Senate elections – and now Hizzoner has agreed to talk to the feds because he wants to convince them to stop investigating him for possible corruption at City Hall, it was reported Friday.
Foxconn CEO Says Investment for Display Plant in U.S.
Would Exceed $7 Billion

Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics maker, is considering setting up a display-making plant in the United States in an investment that would exceed $7 billion, company chairman and chief executive Terry Gou said on Sunday. The plans come after U.S. President Donald Trump pledged to put "America First" in his inauguration speech on Friday, prompting Gou to warn about the rise of protectionism and a trend for politics to underpin economic development.

Supermarket Operator Kroger to Fill 10,000 Permanent Posts
U.S. supermarket operator Kroger Co said on Monday it would fill 10,000 permanent positions in its supermarket divisions ... The world's No. 1 retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc said last week it would create about 10,000 jobs in the United States this year, as President Donald Trump puts pressure on companies to hire more U.S. workers.
The Time Millionaire Elizabeth Warren Used Ethics Loophole to
Avoid Disclosing $1.3M Line of Credit

A U.S. senator who took advantage of a loophole in ethics laws to avoid disclosing a $1.3 million credit line against her home is now warning that incomplete financial disclosures from cabinet nominees put the country at risk. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D., Mass.) warning came in the Washington Post, where she wrote that “it is critical that each nominee follows basic ethics rules to ensure that they will act for the benefit of all the American people.”
Folks who live in glass houses...
Obama's Student-Loan Fiasco: A 'coding error' Helped Justify a
Punitive New Education Regulation.

Wall Street Journal
President Trump has promised to restore trust and accountability in government. How about auditing the Education Department? During its final days the Obama Administration slipped the news that its College Scorecard repayment rates were inflated, and on closer inspection the mistake doesn't look innocent or innocuous. The department played down the mistake, but the new average three-year repayment rate has declined by 20 percentage points to 46%. This is huge.
Wealthy Landowners Getting Government Subsidies of Thousands of Green Energy Pounds for Heating Unused Swimming Pools
Multi-Millionaires are being handed tens of thousands of pounds a year by the UK Government to heat their mansions and swimming pools. Wealthy owners of country estates are rewarded for using excessive amounts of heat – as long as it is made using ‘green’ energy. Some are given as much as £50,000 [$62,700] every year in taxpayers’ money so the UK can meet renewable energy targets agreed with the EU.
Too Many Democratic Shills Are Working On College Campuses
Justin Haskins
Everyone knows higher education is inundated with liberalism. But according to a new study, the problem may be more extreme than anyone realized. The study, published in Econ Journal Watch, examined the ratio of Democrat tenure-track professors to Republican tenure-track professors at 40 elite private and public colleges.
Koch Political Network to Spend $300M to $400M Over 2 Years
The conservative Koch network plans to spend between $300 million and $400 million to influence politics and public policy over the next two years, intensifying its nationwide efforts in the initial years of Donald Trump’s presidency. Network officials disclosed their rough spending plans Saturday as donors gathered at a luxury hotel in the California desert.
Chili's CANCELS Planned Parenthood Fundraiser After Major Backlash
In a story that blew up in pro-life media yesterday, including here at RedState, it was reported that Chili's was planning to donate portions of its profits to Planned Parenthood in Indiana and Kentucky. However, there was major, critical backlash that led the Chili's corporate office to step in.
‘Bury this!’: Used Menstrual Products Pelted at Texas Governor
After He Signs ‘Fetal Burial’ Order

Vice President Mike Pence proclaimed his intentions to fight for the lives of the unborn but Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has taken extreme steps to shut down choice by women. After Abbott made an order that all women who have abortions and miscarriages must pay to have the remains buried, women launched a protest. The Dallas Morning News reports that one woman, Ele Chupik, took to Facebook to urge women to send their used feminine hygiene products to Abbott. Chupik had no idea that women would actually do it, but they did.
The unhinged left – always classy
Refugees 'burn down women's center' Just Weeks After It Opened
A special center built to help and empower women and their babies was “destroyed by migrants” just weeks after it opened, it has emerged. The Women’s Center at the refugee camp in Grande-Synthe on the outskirts of Dunkirk, northern France, was gutted by fire only a few weeks after it was officially opened by volunteers.
President Obama’s Lack of Scholarly Chops Prevents Him from
Being Hired as Law Prof at Columbia, Kansas

Paul Caron
It can be tough out there for an academic who's been out of the game for so long, and Mr. Obama probably hasn't updated his curriculum vitae in a while. So we did it for him. We've noticed the former senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School padding his academic résumé in the waning days of his presidency. Mr. Obama went on a bit of a spree in the final weeks, publishing articles in Science, The New England Journal of Medicine, and his old grad-school haunt, the Harvard Law Review.
His Drug Sentence Commuted in November by Obama,
Now Targeted and Shot Dead by Assassins

Two men wearing masks went into Bannum Place in Saginaw on Monday night with plans to kill 31-year-old Damarlon Thomas, a former Saginaw gang member. Lt. David Kaiser said Thomas was shot several times by one of the men as some of the roughly two dozen people at the home were held at gunpoint. "One person watched over a group of them while another subject located the victim and executed him,"Kaiser told The Saginaw News."
Good goin' Barry!

Week ending 22 January 2017

How Trump Made Small-Town America Matter Again
Salena Zito
In a republic that is 240 years old, it isn’t often that a political occurrence can surprise. The 2016 presidential race was one that will go down in the history books, marking a rare occasion when a true populist was able to transfer that energy into votes.
Donald Trump, American Hero
David P. Goldman
The protagonists of American popular culture are outsiders with scant patience for authority. The Western heroes invented by Zane Grey and Louis L’Amour and portrayed by William S. Hart or John Wayne, and their urban cousins – the private detectives of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler – play loose with the law and play dirty with the opposition, but they have an inviolable inner code. They don’t betray their friends and they don’t exploit the weak.
Awash in Migrants, Italy Steps Up Deportations for Relief
The pressure on Rome to ease its migration problem is growing after the country saw a record 180,000 migrants arrive by boat last year, bringing the total of seaborne arrivals to about half a million since the start of 2014. The revelation that the Tunisian man accused of a deadly attack on a Berlin Christmas market had evaded an Italian expulsion order also has given Italy new impetus to toughen its stance.
The "Peace Conference": An Outright Admission of Failure
Shoshana Bryen
After 23 years and billions of dollars, the Palestinians still lack "infrastructure for a viable... economy." They cannot manage "service delivery." And there is no "civil society" in Palestinian Authority (PA) areas able to express dissent or disapproval of Mahmoud Abbas's 12-year power grab of a 4-year presidential term. Gaza under Hamas is worse. Even the Europeans and John Kerry acknowledge that the Palestinians have no capacity for self-government.
The Islamization of France in 2016 – A Chronology
"France has a problem with Islam"

Soeren Kern
The Muslim population of France was approximately 6.5 million in 2016, or around 10% of the overall population of 66 million. In real terms, France has the largest Muslim population in the European Union, just above Germany. What follows is a chronological review of some of the main stories about the rise of Islam in France during 2016:
The Renewed Drive to Exit the United Nations
Tom DeWeese
The Brexit vote in England was the shockwave heard around the world. The European Union is the first such organization of the UN's goal to create such unions in every region of the world, including North and South American Unions; an Asian Union and so forth. The EU was to be the wave of the future. England struggled under its shackles until it could no longer stand it and so revolted.
Billionaire George Soros Has Ties to More Than
50 ‘Partners’ of the Women’s March on Washington

Asra Q. Nomani
To understand the march better, I stayed up through the nights this week, studying the funding, politics and talking points of the some 403 groups that are “partners” of the march. Is this a non-partisan “Women’s March”? Following the money, I poured through documents of billionaire George Soros and his Open Society philanthropy, because I wondered: What is the link between one of Hillary Clinton’s largest donors and the “Women’s March”? I found out: plenty.
Soros' money funds astroturf event
Hungary Moves to Eliminate All NGO's
Funded by Globalist George Soros

The European Union member will use "all the tools at its disposal" to target and "sweep out" all non-governmental organizations funded by Soros, a Hungarian-born financier who has become one of the U.S. Democratic Party's major sources of funding, according to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's ruling party.
Confidential David Brock Memo: Defeat Trump Through Impeachment
A confidential David Brock memo obtained by the Washington Free Beacon lays out the ways the Democratic operative plans to use his numerous organizations to take down President Donald Trump through impeachment. “No other progressive organization has the resources and assets that American Bridge has amassed over the past several election cycles to hold Trump, his administration, and the politicians accountable,” the 44-page confidential memo states.
Nancy Pelosi: Middle America Prays on Sunday but
Preys on People the Rest of the Week

It is difficult to know where to begin with this. Let’s name one Commandment that the Democrat party is in favor of? Just one. Honoring God. Your parents? Not killing? Coveting? Adultery? Theft? Seriously. Every single Commandment stands in stark and direct contrast to a stated principle of the Democrat party platform.
General Motors Falls in Line, Joins Ford, Fiat Chrysler in
Touting New U.S. Investments After Trump Tweets

Amid criticism about its plan to expand its presence south of the border, General Motors has announced new domestic jobs and investments, including the relocation of truck axle production from Mexico to the U.S. GM promised to pour $1 billion into its U.S. manufacturing operation and create 5,000 jobs here in the next few years.

Wal-Mart to Create 10,000 U.S. Jobs This Year
Wal-Mart said it would create about 10,000 jobs in the United States this year, about the same as in previous years, as President-elect Donald Trump puts pressure on companies to hire more U.S. workers. Most of Wal-Mart's new jobs will be in 59 new stores planned for the fiscal year beginning in February as well as in e-commerce services, the retailer said on Tuesday. The new stores will also support about 24,000 construction jobs.
Report: Trump to Announce U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem Monday
Numerous unconfirmed reports are circulating in the international media that President Donald Trump intends announcing Monday that he will relocate the U.S. embassy to Israel from the coastal city of Tel Aviv to the capital city of Jerusalem. Jerusalem has been Israel’s capital city since its founding in 1948, but most countries have deferred moving the embassy there because the original UN partition plan for the British Mandate proposed Jerusalem as a city under international sovereignty.
No. 10 Downing Street Coverup: Test Firing of British
Trident Sub Missile Goes Wrong, Veers Towards USA

The former head of the Royal Navy blasted No10 today over its 'bizarre and stupid' decision to 'cover up' a major malfunction in the UK's Trident nuclear missile deterrent and said it made Britain look like North Korea. It was claimed ... that Downing Street imposed a 'news blackout' about the failed test just weeks before a crucial Commons vote on the future of Britain's nuclear deterrent.
Definitive CNN Gigapixel Image of Crowd
During Trump Inauguration Speech Confirms Sean Spicer Correct…

The New York Times and Trump Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, appear to be in an argument over the crowd attending the President Trump inauguration. In the politicized era of jaw-dropping media bias, fake news and constructed Potemkin villages, does this come as a surprise. Generally speaking, most intellectually honest political followers/researchers already anticipated a massive amount of DC-based hostility in all things related to President Trump.
Trump Inauguration Ratings Second Biggest in 36 Years
The swearing-in of the 45th president was seen by 30.6 million viewers across 12 networks. Nielsen ratings do not account for online viewing, which has grown sharply in recent years and is far more commonplace than even four years ago. CNN, for example, clocked 16.9 million streams on its website, tying with Election Day for the site’s top event.
Failure…Hundreds of Billions for Nothing as
Germany CO2 Reductions Stagnant Almost 10 Years

Environmental Progress reports: "Not only did new solar and wind not make up for the lost nuclear, the percentage of time during 2016 that solar and wind produced electricity declined dramatically. Germany added a whopping 10 percent more wind turbine capacity and 2.5 percent more solar panel capacity between 2015 and 2016, but generated less than one percent more electricity from wind and generated one percent less electricity from solar."

Opposition to Wind Power is Becoming Universal
Christine Bronson
Courts will soon be taking up the burden of lawsuits, as citizen litigation against wind companies is becoming the norm worldwide. Wind power makes no sense because even the transmission lines required to bring wind power to the places where it will be used are nonexistent. The storage facilities for the power have not been invented yet. Fossil fuel backup is still required. Wind energy harms communities.
Pet Advocate Shines Light on Humane Society U.S.;
HSUS Only Gives 1% to Animal Shelters, Runs NO Shelters Itself

A poll of self-identified HSUS donors found 80 percent thought HSUS "misleads people" about their connections to pet shelters and 75 percent were less likely to support the group when they found out the truth. And according to a poll of animal shelters most agree that "HSUS misleads people into thinking it is associated with local animal shelters." But the local humane societies across America are not affiliated with HSUS. So, do your research, but please try to help your local shelter.
Map: HSUS Spending by State
Man Shot and Lying in ICU
Yet Shooter Released After Charging 'racisim'

A man who shot someone outside a speech at the University of Washington (UW) by conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos said his victim was a “white supremacist,” and police let the shooter go, even as the victim is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. In what appears to be a case of mistaken identity by the “anti-racism” vigilante, the shooting victim later turned out to be a supporter of Bernie Sanders.
Mexico Deports Cubans After Obama Ends 'wet foot, dry foot'
Mexico's government has deported 91 Cubans about a week after the United States ended a so-called "wet foot, dry foot" policy that granted residency to almost every Cuban who reached U.S. soil, Mexican officials said on Friday. The repeal of the longstanding policy last Thursday by former U.S. President Barack Obama left hundreds of Cubans who were seeking a new life stranded in Mexico and Central America countries.
Appeals Court Rules Restrictions to Gun Ranges in Chicago
Are Unconstitutional

The U.S. Court of Appeals handed Chicago another defeat in its effort to restrict the operation of gun ranges in the city. The appeals court on Wednesday ruled that city ordinances restricting gun ranges to manufacturing areas in Chicago are unconstitutional. The ordinances also placed limits on the distances they can be located in relation to other gun ranges and to residential areas, schools, parks and places of worship.
The Craziest Regulations in the Obama Era
The Obama administration set a record by issuing 97,110 pages of regulations for nearly 4,000 new federal rules, at an estimated cost of nearly $350 billion. Rules such as the Obamacare employer mandate and the EPA’s regulations over power plants and rivers, streams, and ponds are well known, and reflect the expansion of the federal bureaucracy. But lesser known rules shed light on the size and scope of the government, as well.
FBI Sub-Machine Gun Stolen From California Agent's Car
The FBI is on the hunt for a Heckler and Koch MP5 10mm and a bullet proof vest that were stolen from an agent’s car in California on January 8 or January 9. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, a fully loaded ammunition magazine was stolen as well.
Tribal Council Favors Asking Dakota Pipeline Protesters to Leave
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council is supporting the district of Cannon Ball's wish that all Dakota Access pipeline protesters leave the area. The resolution was passed by the full council Friday. It applies to all three protest camps in North Dakota.

Week ending 15 January 2017

Obama's Legacy Makeover: An 8-Year Reality Check
Mark Alexander
Barack Hussein Obama entertained his dwindling legion of constituents with farewell remarks Tuesday night – the last stop on his extensive “legacy makeover” tour that began after Donald Trump defeated his designated heir, Hillary Clinton. I should note that by “last stop,” I mean as “president.” Unlike his predecessor, Obama has no plans to quietly recede from the nation’s capital, as has been the practice of former presidents since 1796.
A Window Into a Depraved Culture
Heather Mac Donald
The violence in the Chicago torture video does not arise in a vacuum. Most residents of inner-city areas are hardworking bourgeois citizens longing to live in safety and in racial harmony. But the video opens a window into a culture that America would prefer to turn its eyes away from – and which it has helped create.
Farewell to a Decade of Media Drooling Over Barack Obama
Rich Noyes
From the moment then-state senator Barack Obama showed up on the national stage to address the Democratic convention in 2004, the news media were in love. "Obama is a rock star," NBC's Andrea Mitchell exclaimed during MSNBC's live convention coverage back on July 27, 2004. The next morning, ABC's George Stephanopoulos echoed Mitchell's enthusiasm: "He's the Tiger Woods of the Democratic Party right now."
President Obama's Disastrous Record on Race
Jon Gabriel
On Election Day 2008, many Democrats welcomed a new post-racial America. The hideous blight of slavery and Jim Crow could never be forgotten, but our first African-American President would in some small way help atone for those sins and ultimately transcend them. Even Republicans shared the emotions of Grant Park, where thousands crying elderly blacks finally saw that America could elect a person of color.
John McCain: I Gave Russia Blackmail Dossier on Trump to FBI
Sen. John McCain admitted Wednesday that he gave the FBI a dossier detailing claims of a Russian blackmail plot against President-elect Donald Trump. The Arizona lawmaker, a longtime Trump critic, made the public statement as questions piled up about his alleged role in spreading an unverified and error-riddled document that Trump has denounced as "a complete and total fabrication."
Who's Really Behind the Russian Hacking Controversy?
Alicia Colon

All of sudden, there are numerous reports about how Putin's Russia tried to influence the election that Donald Trump won by hacking the emails of the DNC. The lapdog media, useful idiots in Hollywood and the Never Trumpers in Congress have seized on the unsubstantiated rumors in an attempt to delegitimize the 2016 election. Meanwhile, murderous jihadists continue their mayhem across Europe and here in the United States but this issue is no longer as important as the possibility that Putin elected Trump.
What Exactly Is Trumpism?
Victor Davis Hanson
From the 2016 campaign and from President-elect Trump’s slated appointments, past interviews, and tweets, we can see a coherent worldview emerging, something different from both orthodox conservativism and liberalism, though certainly Trumpism is far closer to the former than to the latter. Here may be a few outlines of Trumpist thought.
Bikers for Trump Ready to Provide a 'Wall of Meat' and
Stand up to Protesters

A motorcycle group led by a South Carolina chainsaw artist will ride into the nation's capital on Inauguration Day in support of the 45th President of the United States. Bikers for Trump, a group of motorcycle enthusiasts, will likely be toeing the line with protesters, who are also expected to be at the event. "The bikers are certainly used to being outnumbered and we are prepared to form a wall of meat," Chris Cox, the founder of the organization, told the FOX Business Network.
Is There Any Republican President or
Presidential Candidate Lewis Hasn’t Cried Wolf Over?

Glenn Reynolds
“Lewis questioned the validity of the previous Republican president, George W. Bush, on multiple occasions, as well. He told the Wall Street Journal ‘some of us think [Al Gore] won last time’ during an interview in 2001, and also supported the idea of impeaching Bush in 2005 over the NSA’s warrantless surveillance activity.”
Lewis compares John McCain and Sarah Palin to George Wallace
Trump Hits Back At John Lewis
John Hinderaker
Lewis is invariably described as a “civil rights icon,” but the man is an utter fraud. He has been coasting on his 50-year-old reputation for decades. Andrew Breitbart exposed Lewis as a liar when he claimed, falsely, to have been subjected to racial epithets by a crowd outside the Capitol.
Black Student Charged in Hate Crime Hoax
A Maryland teenager will face criminal charges in connection to a hate crime hoax after threatening black students at her school. A 14-year old black student at Arundel High School admitted to police that she created a Twitter account that sent racist messages hinting at an attack.
ISIL-Levant_map Obama's Lethal Israel Legacy
Why Does Obama Insist on Calling the Islamist Terrorists "ISIL"?

TYSK Flashback
In one press conference after another, when referring to the Muslim terror super-group ISIS, United States President Barack Obama will use the term ISIL instead of their former name ISIS or current name Islamic State. Have you ever wondered about that? We have.
Obama’s Mid-East Legacy is Tragic Failure
Alan Dershowitz
The Middle East is a more dangerous place after eight years of the Obama Presidency than it was before. With regard to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, the Obama policies have made the prospects for a compromise peace more difficult to achieve. When Israel felt that America had its back – under both President Clinton and Bush 43 – they offered generous proposals to end settlements and occupation in nearly all of the West Bank.
In a Cover-up Similar to Benghazi Airport Shooter's Conversion to Islam and "jihadist identity" Kept Quiet by Obama Admin.
The Ft. Lauderdale Airport shooter is a Muslim convert who years before joining the U.S. Army took on an Islamic name (Aashiq Hammad), downloaded terrorist propaganda and recorded Islamic religious music online, according to public records dug up by the investigative news site of an award-winning, California journalist. This is pertinent information that the Obama administration apparently wants to keep quiet, bringing up memories of the Benghazi cover up...
U.S. Small-Business Optimism Index Surges by Most Since 1980
Optimism among America's small businesses soared in December by the most since 1980 as expectations about the economy's prospects improved dramatically in the aftermath of the presidential election. The National Federation of Independent Business's index jumped 7.4 points last month to 105.8, the highest since the end of 2004, from 98.4. While seven of the 10 components increased in December, 73 percent of the monthly advance was due to more upbeat views about the outlook for sales and the economy, the Washington-based group said.
Alibaba Could Generate 1 Million New U.S. Jobs,
CEO Jack Ma Tells President Elect Trump

"We mainly talked about small business, and young people and selling American agricultural products to China," said Ma. He said he envisaged most of the jobs being created in the U.S. Midwest agricultural sector, and also mentioned garments, fruits, and wines as possible goods that could be successfully sold to Chinese consumers. "Jack and I are going to do some great things," Trump said to reporters after the meeting without commenting further.

Economic Growth Estimated to Double in Two Years
Due to Trump's Policies

According to a Deutsche Bank forecast, Trump's policies could "trigger a new age in U.S. economic growth that could serve as a global template." Trump's policies are projected to increase GDP to 2.4 percent in 2017 and to 3.6 percent in 2018, which is more than double than the average growth of 1.6 percent seen during Obama Administration.

Amid Pressure Apple Seeks to Expand Manufacturing in Arizona
Amid pressure to build products at home, Apple is seeking to conduct "high-tech manufacturing" at one of its American plants, according to a federal government filing. Apple has requested to make finished products in its facility in Mesa, Arizona, according to the document, first reported by Business Insider. Right now, it has permissions to make consumer electronics components there, the filing said.
Election Ushers in States Preparing for Right-to-Work Laws;
These Are Jobs Bills for the States

Not only did the 2016 election bring the country a new president, but Nov. 8 also ushered in the right political environment for a batch of states to pass right-to-work bills. Twenty-six states have right-to-work laws on the books, and labor experts are expecting lawmakers in at least three more – Kentucky, Missouri, and New Hampshire – to pass bills giving workers the power to choose whether they want to join a union or pay union dues.
Job Crushing 'Midnight Litigation' May Be On Tap as
One More Poke-in-the-Eye from Barack Obama

Conservative and pro-business groups warn that the Obama administration may pursue legal action to enforce some of its thousands of new "job-crushing" regulations before President-elect Donald Trump is sworn into office. Regulations promulgated in "the waning days" of President Barack Obama's lame-duck administration could constrain the new Trump administration, the coalition of groups warned Vice President-elect Mike Pence in a letter dated Dec. 28.
Safe and Healthy (Not Pristine) Air
Paul Driessen
America’s air is healthy and safe. EPA’s PM2.5 emission standards and regulations are clearly based on bald assertions, rank conjecture, epidemiological studies that provide no scientific support for the agency, and human testing that actually proves small particulates pose no toxic or lethal risk to risk to human health, even at levels dozens of time higher than what EPA claims are dangerous or lethal in outdoor air.
Drain the FCC Swamp – This Obsolete Vestige of the
New Deal Should Be Dissolved

Eric Steinmann
President Ronald Reagan ended his first term by abolishing the Civil Aeronautics Board. The CAB determined air passenger routes, airline slots at airports and ticket prices. The agency was an obsolete relic from Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal. Its elimination freed the airline industry for unprecedented growth and expanding service to nearly a billion airline passengers a year. The FCC is another obsolete vestige of the New Deal.
The Great California Earthquake of 2018:
First State to Default on Federal Loan

Andrew Solomon
I would like to direct your attention to something boring but infinitely informative regarding the nature of this mismanaged state. Employers who utilize labor pay into the FUTA, or the federal unemployment tax, at a rate of 6% and are credited back an offset of 5.4% that they previously paid the state, leaving a small federal liability of only 0.6%.
Dead People Doled Out $2.6 Billion Worth of Food Stamps
Dead retailers redeemed more than $2 billion worth of food stamps, according to a new audit. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's inspector general reviewed billions of transactions through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps. It found that thousands of stores authorized to accept food stamps were using the Social Security numbers of deceased persons.
How Venezuela’s Corrupt Socialists are Looting the Country to Death
Thor Halvorssen
Venezuela is no longer a country with a government, institutions and a civil society. It’s a geographic area terrorized by a criminal enterprise that pretends to govern, with a civil society made up of two sets of people: accomplices and victims. More than 30 million of the latter.
Obama 'Screwed' Us, Angry Cuban Migrants Say
"Obama has screwed all Cubans," Yadiel Cruz, a Cuban in Panama bitterly told Agence France-Presse on Thursday upon learning the U.S. president has suddenly made it tougher for migrants like him to get into America. The 33-year-old summed up what many compatriots were feeling as they digested the news in a Catholic shelter in Panama's capital, a waypoint on their overland trek to the United States.
Latinos Set to Toast Tequila to Trump
Hector Barreto
Next week, a group of patriots, who happen to be Hispanic, will gather to celebrate the inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump. It will be the kind of moment that runs counter to the narratives of the political and the media elite, but to those of us in the room, our celebration makes perfect sense.
FBI Reportedly Arrests Volkswagen Exec On Fraud Charges
Oliver Schmidt, who headed the company's regulatory compliance office in the U.S. from 2014 to March 2015, was arrested on Saturday by federal investigators in Florida, the newspaper said, citing people familiar with the matter. VW admitted in September 2015 to installing secret software known as "defeat devices" in 475,000 U.S. 2.0-liter diesel cars to cheat exhaust emissions tests and make them appear cleaner in testing.
U.S. Gov't Accuses Fiat Chrysler of Cheating on Emissions
The U.S. government is accusing Fiat Chrysler of failing to disclose software in some of its pickups and SUVs with diesel engines that allows them to emit more pollution than allowed under the Clean Air Act. The EPA said Thursday it had issued a "notice of violation" to the company that covers about 104,000 vehicles including the 2014 through 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram pickups, all with 3-liter diesel engines.

Week ending 8 January 2017

When "Peace" Means Capitulation to Islam
Giulio Meotti
ISIS's henchmen butchered 90 people at the Bataclan Theater. What did the French government do to avenge them and to destroy the Islamists responsible? Absolutely nothing. The day after an Islamist killed Westerners at a Christmas market in Berlin, no German military flight took off to bomb ISIS.
The Islamization of Germany in 2016 – A Chronology
"Germany is no longer safe."

Soeren Kern – The Gatestone Institute
Mass migration from the Muslim world is fast-tracking the Islamization of Germany, as evidenced by the proliferation of no-go zones, Sharia courts, polygamy and child marriages. Mass migration has also been responsible for a host of social disruptions, including jihadist attacks, a migrant rape epidemic, a public health crisis, rising crime and a rush by German citizens to purchase weapons for self-defense – and even to abandon Germany altogether.
Democrats Wage Anti-Trump Offensive for Their Own Gain
‘This is half the country going rogue in a fit of madness.’

Michael Goodwin
There are no modern precedents to the scandalous attempts to smear and undermine the president-elect. Nearly nine weeks after his victory and less than two weeks before he takes the oath, the voter-nullification plot is growing more vile.
Fiat to Invest $1 Billion in Michigan, Ohio Plants, Create 2000 Jobs
FCA, the U.S. arm of automaker Fiat-Chrysler, announced on Sunday that it would invest a total $1 billion in plants in Michigan and Ohio, which will add 2000 new jobs in the United States. The announcement, in what the company said was the second phase of a plan it first made public a year ago, came days after Ford Motor Company decided to scrap a plan to build a facility in Mexico, instead opting to invest in a plant in Michigan.
Record 95,102,000 Americans Not in Labor Force;
Number Grew 18% Since Obama Took Office in 2009

People over age 16 who are no longer working or even looking for work, for whatever reason, are counted as not participating in the labor force. When President Obama took office in January 2009, 80,529,000 Americans were not in the labor force, the highest number on record. That number rose steadily during his two terms, reaching a record 95,055,000 in November 2016, then setting another record (95,102,000) in December.
18 Major Scandals in Obama's 'Scandal-Free' Presidency that
Valerie Jarrett Forgot

President Obama and his mouthpieces have embarked on a bizarre scheme to hypnotize America into forgetting the many scandals of his presidency. They seem to think that intoning "this administration hasn't had a scandal" over and over again will make history disappear. It's the lamest Jedi Mind Trick ever, and is being pushed on people who know Star Wars is just a movie.
Lawsuits Pile Up Against Obama Administration's New
Transgender Medical Care Rule

The Catholic Benefits Association, which represents more than 700 Catholic employers including many hospitals, filed a lawsuit in federal court Dec. 28 in an effort to get its members exempted from the rule. Five states and several other Christian healthcare providers are already fighting the requirement in another case against the rule. A Texas judge halted the rule over the weekend.
Judge Denies Bail for 4 Remorseless Chicago Torture Suspects
The four appeared before Cook County Associate Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil who asked them, "Where was your sense of decency?" As seen in the horrifying video that appeared online this week, a young, mentally disabled white man was beaten, threatened with a knife and taunted with profanities directed at white people and President-elect Donald Trump. The suspects, who are black, face charges including hate crimes and aggravated battery.
Judge Allows Defamation and Malicious Prosecution Lawsuit
Against Marilyn Mosby to Go Forward

The lawsuit was filed by five of the six Baltimore Police officers charged in 2015 with the death of Freddie Gray. The judge ruled that the suit against Mosby and Baltimore City Assistant Sheriff Samuel Cogen can proceed, said Michael Glass, an attorney for Sgt Alicia White and Officer William Porter.
Soldier Attacked After Philadelphia's Mummers Parade
A soldier's mom is speaking out after a brutal attack on her son. The serviceman became a target for a violent group after the Mummers parade. He is now in the hospital with a long recovery ahead of him. "He's such a good kid. He did not deserve this." Lori Freni was supposed to see her 19-year-old Army serviceman son Austin head back to base after the holidays.
The California Gathering That Hatched Plan to
Prosecute Skeptics of Climate Change

Just before joining climate change activist and former VP Al Gore for a press conference in New York City, seven state-level attorneys general huddled with a representative of the Union of Concerned Scientists. The political activist, Peter Frumhoff, called for them and other elected officials to move decisively against major corporations and institutions for “denying” climate change. The seeds of that call to action in March were planted four years earlier across the country, when Frumhoff and other environmental activists gathered with trial lawyers and academics to plot strategy in San Diego.
House Passes Legislation to Erase
Last Minute Obama Admin Regulations

"This is about accountability, transparency and ensuring job creators aren't being crushed by droves of new regulations just before a President leaves office. Regulations, when necessary, should be implemented with time for a thorough public vetting and input from those impacted," said California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, lead sponsor of the bill, in a statement.
FBI Says the Democratic Party Wouldn’t Let Agents See the
Hacked Email Servers

In a statement to WIRED, a senior FBI law enforcement official wrote in an email Thursday that “The FBI repeatedly stressed to DNC officials the necessity of obtaining direct access to servers and data, only to be rebuffed until well after the initial compromise had been mitigated.”
FBI Quietly Releases 300 Pages of Hillary Clinton Investigation Records
The FBI quietly released nearly 300 pages of records from its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server on Sunday night. This is the fifth release of Clinton investigation records from the FBI. The documents deal with the handling of computer hardware collected from Clinton’s lawyers for the investigation and also contain emails from FBI officials discussing the classification of Clinton’s emails.
Actions Have Consequences: Israel Announces Cut in Funding to UN
In response to last month’s United Nations Security Council resolution demanding an end to Jewish settlements within alleged Palestinian territories, Israel has announced plans to suspend an estimated $6 million in funding to the U.N. ‘The cut to Israel’s $40 million annual contribution to the United Nations represented the portion of the UN budget allocated to four committees on Palestinian issues, the Israeli mission said.’
‘Knives Sticking Out Of My Back’:
Global Warming Skeptic Tells Tucker Carlson Why She Left Academia

Climatologist Dr. Judith Curry told Fox News host Tucker Carlson she was so sick of politicization of global warming in academia she resigned from her tenured position at Georgia Tech. “I’ve been vilified by some of my colleagues who are activists and don’t like anybody challenging their big story,” Curry told Carlson Friday night.
New uniform rulesNew Army Regulations Let Soldiers Wear
Hijabs, Turbans and Religious Beards

The U.S. Army has issued a directive on grooming and appearance regulations that allows observant Sikh men and conservative Muslim women to wear religious head coverings. The policy, announced Tuesday, also permits Sikh soldiers to maintain their beards and female soldiers to wear their hair in dreadlocks. 
Cub Scouts Embroiled in Transgender Controversy
Todd Starnes
The Cub Scouts are facing a transgender controversy after an eight-year-old born a girl who identifies as a boy was asked to leave a New Jersey pack. Before I get into the heart of the issue, I want to explain why I have chosen not to identify the parent or the child. I find it reprehensible a grown woman would parade her child in front of the national media to advance some sort of cultural agenda. This parent is sacrificing her child's privacy and innocence for 15 minutes of fame.
Manhattan Culinary Staple China Fun Shutters,
Blaming Government Over-Regulation

For 25 years, China Fun was renowned for its peerless soup dumplings and piquant General Tso’s chicken. What left a bad taste in the mouths of its owners and loyal patrons was the restaurant’s sudden Jan. 3 closing, blamed by management on suffocating government demands.

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