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  • Memo to Trump: Declare an Emergency

    01/11/2019 9:14:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | January 11, 2019 | Pat Buchanan
    In the long run, history will validate Donald Trump's stand on a border wall to defend the sovereignty and security of the United States. Why? Because mass migration from the global South, not climate change, is the real existential crisis of the West. The American people know this, and even the elites sense it. Think not? Well, check out the leading liberal newspapers Thursday. The Washington Post and The New York Times each had two front-page stories about the president's battle with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer on funding the border wall. Inside the first section, the Post had...
  • Mitt Romney pooh-poohs idea of any crisis at the border

    01/11/2019 9:08:53 AM PST · by antidemoncrat · 95 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/11/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Now the embittered former presidential candidate is pooh-poohing President Trump's border wall showdown with intransigent Democrats, saying the drugs, illegal aliens, criminals, and smuggling operations pouring over our border are really not much of a crisis.
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM, January 11,2019

    01/11/2019 8:59:22 AM PST · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | January 11, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
  • America's resurgence is reshaping the world

    01/11/2019 8:53:58 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 9 replies
    National Post ^ | Jan. 11, 2019 | Conrad Black
    Almost indiscernible in the endless tumult about President Donald Trump is the objective return of American might, right on our doorstep. A casual sampler of the Canadian, and even the American, media, might think that the United States was so far along in its decline that the entire process of government and normal public discourse had broken down in that country, and that the much-discussed process of national decline was accelerating in a climate of virtual chaos. In fact, the economy of the United States is astoundingly strong: full employment, an expanding work force, negligible inflation and about three per...
  • Hold Tight on the Wall, President Trump

    01/11/2019 8:44:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | January 11, 2019 | David Limbaugh
    The Democrats are no more serious about border security today than they were when they falsely promised Ronald Reagan in 1986 that they'd secure the border in exchange for amnesty for some 3 million illegal immigrants. Democrats are experts at seducing Republicans into abandoning their principled commitments. Over and over again, in contentious political skirmishes, Republicans relent in good faith -- after accepting the Democrats' promise to deliver on their side of the bargain in the future -- and immediately deliver their side. But that future never comes. In legal parlance, this is fraud in the inducement. In his notorious...
  • Officer Natalie Corona mourned as suspect found dead in Davis (CA) home

    01/11/2019 8:24:29 AM PST · by gaijin · 104 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | Jan 11, 2019 | Hannah Darden
    Summary: Answering a call in Davis, Calif. to respond to an accident last night, Officer Natalie Corona, 22, who was on the job just TWO WEEKS, responded before being shot dead by a now-dead suspect only described as white.
  • Thousands of American men brought child brides into the country — ruled legal by U.S. government

    01/11/2019 8:23:51 AM PST · by Tell It Right · 17 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 1/11/2019 | Associated Press
    There were more than 5,000 cases of adults petitioning on behalf of minors and nearly 3,000 examples of minors seeking to bring in older spouses or fiancés, according to the data requested by the Senate Homeland Security Committee in 2017 and compiled into a report.
  • Humanitarian Crisis At Our Southern Border. I Just Got Back And It Is A Far Worse Situation

    01/11/2019 8:19:57 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 57 replies
    Twitter ^ | 01/11/19 | Donald J. Trump
    Humanitarian Crisis at our Southern Border. I just got back and it is a far worse situation than almost anyone would understand, an invasion! I have been there numerous times - The Democrats, Cryin’ Chuck and Nancy don’t know how bad and dangerous it is for our ENTIRE COUNTRY....
  • Tucker Carlson Has Sparked the Most Interesting Debate in Conservative Politics

    01/11/2019 8:13:59 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 77 replies
    Vox ^ | 1/10/19 | Jane Coaston
    Last Wednesday, the conservative talk show host Tucker Carlson started a fire on the right after airing a prolonged monologue on his show that was, in essence, an indictment of American capitalism. America’s “ruling class,” Carlson says, are the “mercenaries” behind the failures of the middle class — including sinking marriage rates — and “the ugliest parts of our financial system.” He went on: “Any economic system that weakens and destroys families is not worth having. A system like that is the enemy of a healthy society.” He concluded with a demand for “a fair country. A decent country. A...
  • Republican Senator Graham: Trump should use emergency powers to fund wall

    01/11/2019 8:12:09 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/11 | Reuters
    Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Thursday that President Donald Trump should declare a national emergency and bypass Congress to fund a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's "refusal to negotiate on funding for a border wall/barrier - even if the government were to be reopened - virtually ends the congressional path to funding for a border wall/barrier," Graham said in a statement. "It is time for President Trump to use emergency powers to fund the construction of a border wall/barrier," he said.
  • Massachusetts a breeding ground for the worst

    01/11/2019 8:05:38 AM PST · by Hemingway's Ghost · 67 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 11 January 2019 | Howie Carr
    Doesn’t it sometimes seem like almost every sanctimonious jerk in politics and the left-wing media has some kind of connection to Massachusetts? The commonwealth has become a magnet for a hugely disproportionate number of America’s most obnoxious know-it-alls — they’re not all natives, but so many of the nation’s most insufferable idiots have spent time here, and they all have one thing in common: They’re smarter, more moral and just generally better than the rest of us, and they want to inform us of their superiority 24/7, whether we want to hear about it or not. This state has turned...
  • US approved thousands of child bride requests

    01/11/2019 7:53:53 AM PST · by advance_copy · 29 replies
    AP via WTOP ^ | 1/11/19 | Colleen Long
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. In one case, a 49-year-old man applied for admission for a 15-year-old girl. The approvals are legal: The Immigration and Nationality Act does not set minimum age requirements. And in weighing petitions for spouses or fiancees, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services goes by whether the marriage is legal in the home country and then whether the marriage would be legal in the state where...
  • TRUMP DESTROYS CNN’s Jim Acosta With TWO WORDS…And Social Media Is Lighting Up

    01/11/2019 7:47:52 AM PST · by Red Badger · 51 replies ^ | Jan 10, 2019
    One year ago, Daily Wire contributor Harry Khachatrian started a trend when he responded to a tweet by Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra. On January 16, 208, CNN’s Jim Acosta whined in a tweet about President Trump telling him to get “out” of the Oval Office, "When I tried to follow up on this in the Oval Office, Trump told me to get “out.” We then went to the Roosevelt Room where WH aides obstructed us from asking questions." Daily Wire reporter Ryan Saavedra responded: “Good. You’re not a reporter.” Fellow Daily Wire reporter Harry Khachatrian responded to Saavedra’s tweet to...
  • CNN's Van Jones Thinks Iowa's Steve King Represents California!

    01/11/2019 7:38:08 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    C'mon: give Van Jones a break. California is, after all, the nation's second-leading producer of sweet corn... On CNN's New Day this morning, Van Jones -- host of his own CNN show on Saturday nights -- commenting on controversial statements on race made by Republican congressman Steve King of Iowa, identified King as representing...California. Said Jones: "I'm embarrassed. I mean, I'm raising my family in California. I'm embarrassed that Californians have sent him back [to Congress.]"Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Texas Republicans reject vote to oust GOP leader because he is Muslim

    01/11/2019 7:32:04 AM PST · by Simon Green · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/10/19 | Madeline Holcombe and Hollie Silverman,
    A bid to remove a Texas county GOP leader from his post because he is Muslim has been rejected. The Tarrant County Republican Party voted on Thursday to keep Dr. Shahid Shafi in his post as vice chairman, according to the Star-Telegram. In a video posted on the Star-Telegram's website, Mike Snyder of the Tarrant County Republican Party announced, "the vote total was 139 to support Dr. Shafi and only 49 to reject him." Snyder went on to say, "tonight's vote demonstrates the majority of Republicans in Tarrant County stands with Dr. Shahid Shafi. And on the firm foundation of...
  • Fellow Democrats try to rein in Ocasio-Cortez

    01/11/2019 7:30:53 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 32 replies
    NYPOST ^ | 1/11/19 | By Lia Eustachewich
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is already making enemies in the House Democratic Caucus — and some of its members are mounting an operation to bring the anti-establishment, democratic socialist with 2.2 million Twitter followers into the fold. Just one week into her congressional tenure, freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is ruffling feathers within her own party — which is now mounting a behind-the-scenes effort to rein in the social media star. The Bronx-born Democratic socialist has racked up a bevy of complaints from her colleagues, including incumbents who aren’t pleased that she is backing a campaign to mount primary challenges against moderate Democrats,...
  • The good news: CBS negotiating to add a Republican commentator; the bad news: It’s Jeff Flake

    01/11/2019 7:23:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/11/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Television news organizations that want to claim they are “balanced” with the views of both parties but remain critical of President Trump continue to turn to NeverTrumps. Bill Kristol, Max Boot, Ana Navarro, Meghan McCain, and Nicole Wallace are about to be joined by Jeff Flake, who didn’t even bother running for re-election to the Senate because of his unpopularity, ig the reported negotiations with CBS work out. Emily Birnbaum reports in The Hill: CBS News is engaging in talks to possibly bring on newly departed Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) for a role with the network. The Hollywood Reporter reports that the former senator...
  • In Cairo, Pompeo gives the speech Obama should have in 2009

    01/11/2019 7:18:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/11/2019 | Rick Moran
    Early in his presidency, Barack Obama gave a speech in Cairo that he referred to as "A New Beginning." In that speech in June, 2009, Obama identified the United States as one of the causes of turmoil and violence in the Middle East. He never said the words, "I'm sorry," but his tone was apologetic as he viciously criticized the Israeli "occupation and the US invasion of Iraq. Yesterday, almost 10 years later, American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave the speech that Obama should have given. It was unabashedly pro-American and identified America as a force for good in...
  • Ohio school resource officer removed after giving principal parking ticket

    01/11/2019 7:16:19 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 57 replies Ohio ^ | 1/10/19 | Alan Rodges
    A school resource officer in Warren, Ohio, was removed from school premises after issuing a parking ticket for the school principal after she repeatedly parked in a handicap zone, according to multiple media reports. WARREN, Ohio - According to Michael Currington, a representative for the city of Warren's police union, Google Earth shows clearly the reason for what started with a warning and ended with controversy."The resource officer had given a number of verbal warnings over a period of time to the principal of the facility to not park in a handicap designated area," said city law director Greg Hicks.But...
  • New Bottled Brews Delayed By Government Shutdown

    01/11/2019 7:15:33 AM PST · by posterchild · 34 replies
    NPR ^ | Jan 10, 2019 | Hope Kirwan
    Craft beer drinkers in the U.S. may see fewer new bottled beers coming out in the next few months. That's because the federal agency that approves brewery labels is closed, a result of the government shutdown. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. One of the TTB's jobs is to review beverage alcohol labels for things like alcohol content or fluid ounces in a bottle.