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  • Democrats are responsible so now why suddenly unacceptable? [alien children separated from parents]

    06/18/2018 12:01:15 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 16 replies
    carolinacoastonline.com ^ | Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2018
    Crocodile tears are flowing from Democrats and their allies in the Democrat Media Industrial Complex (DMIC) over the Trump administration’s enforcement of immigration laws signed by then-President Bill Clinton in 1997, followed by then-President Barack Obama’s decisions and policies. Immigration laws are a function of every country on the planet. Otherwise, why have borders? Which is something Democrats would apparently prefer not to have — or enforce. Because they want a recurring wave of new underclass voters, dependent upon the state for all their needs. Illegal aliens fit that description perfectly. The latest salvo in the immigration imbroglio stems from...
  • Trampling Out the Vintage Where the Sour Grapes Are Stored

    06/17/2018 8:40:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 17, 2018 | Clarice Feldman
    By any reasonable account, the historic meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, resulting in an agreement pledging to work toward a stable and enduring peace (over six decades after the Korean armistice was signed at Panmunjom) was an incredible achievement. In fact, had Obama or Clinton achieved as much, we would expect a ticker-tape parade down Fifth Avenue. North Korea has agreed to completely denuclearize and has begun the process, according to reports of satellite imagery , and has agreed to return the remains of U.S. military who perished in North Korea. China, long rightfully considered the muscle behind...
  • Cecile Richards Repeats Pro-Abortion Myths

    06/17/2018 8:13:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2018 | Bradley Matters
    Cecile Richards’s editorial in the June 13th Los Angeles Times is indicative of the inaccuracies propagated by Planned Parenthood, the organization she led for 12 years.Richards is dismayed with what she calls Arkansas’s effort to “ban medication abortion.” It was no ban. Participants in the abortion industry are free to prescribe the chemical abortion pills provided they have a basic safety standard in place for women – that is, a contract with another physician who can facilitate an emergency hospital treatment should the need arise. And it does.Richards called chemical abortion “safer than Tylenol and Viagra” and railed against state legislators in...
  • Proposed senate changes to Tricare to cost retirees thousands

    06/17/2018 8:06:19 AM PDT · by GailA · 7 replies
    Connecting Vets ^ | 6/14/18 | ERIC DEHM
    "The VFW opposes this attempt to balance the budget on the backs of service members, veterans and their families," Fuentes said. "We opposed the TRICARE fee increases in last year’s NDAA and hope that the NDAA conference committee will once again defeat this proposal which would endanger the financial wellbeing of the brave men and women have worn our nation’s uniform."
  • Nikki Haley is killing it at the United Nations

    06/17/2018 5:43:43 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 67 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, June 15, 2018 | By Cheryl K. Chumley
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is just about killing it at the global body. In recent remarks to the General Assembly, Haley first condemned the anti-Israel faction of the bunch for using the global body for politics, not peace promotion. And then, dramatically enough, she brought to vote a U.S.-penned measure that explicitly faulted Hamas for violence at the Gaza border — a measure that was tacked on as an amendment to an anti-Israel resolution and that actually received the thumbs-up from the majority of the voting parties. Did you get that? It actually received a majority...
  • Mr. Trump: Visit the Baltic States

    06/17/2018 5:19:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2018 | Bruce Bialosky
    Mr. Trump has stated he would like to meet with the leader of Russia.  As part of our post-tax season vacation this year, we spent nine days visiting the Baltic states – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.   We highly recommend you visit these great emerging democracies, but more importantly President Trump should visit them on his way to Russia to reinforce our support for their freedom.It just worked out to visit them this year, but it was glorious to be there during the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the three countries as independent states coming from the aftermath of...
  • The Seven Nuttiest Things Nancy Pelosi Has Said This Year

    06/17/2018 4:49:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2018 | Scott Morefield
    Sure, she’s always been a little nutty, but over the years House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has gradually shifted from liberal feminist icon to everyone’s batty “a little bit out of it” aunt who knows just enough words-about-political-stuff to be dangerous.So in the spirit of hoping Pelosi is still up for fighting for her old speaker’s gavel come November, here are the five craziest things Nutty Nancy has said in 2018 alone. (Why just this year, you ask? Because I only have one column, not a book!)“A nuclear bomb in your pocket.”Pelosi told reporters on Wednesday that it “pays to have a...
  • There’s A Reason Liberals Are Always So Angry

    06/17/2018 4:38:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    Have you ever wondered why rage seems to be “all the rage” with liberals these days? Every time you turn around there’s another march for this or protest against that; recycled chants about how something “has got to go,” and a fawning media all too happy to report it as if it were news. It’s not news, of course, it’s a mass temper tantrum by political activists still unhappy their fellow Americans chose to reject Hillary Clinton in 2016. But there’s more to it than that, something strategic is at play.Have you ever stubbed your toe and cursed in front...
  • Liz Peek: Negative Nancy Pelosi bummed out by booming Trump economy

    06/17/2018 3:47:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/11/18 | Liz Peek
    Is Nancy Pelosi a secret agent for the Republican Party? Sometimes you have to wonder. Her latest outburst, in which she derides the accelerating economy and declining unemployment, is so nonsensical that it demeans Democrats’ credibility, shows them to be remarkably out of touch with average Americans and underscores the poverty of their competing platform. It isn’t the first time Pelosi has given GOP candidates rich fodder for ridicule; remember how she compared thousand-dollar bonuses to “crumbs?” That’s a clip that will show well in midterm campaign ads. Pelosi’s latest Twitter sensation came amidst her weekly press conference, at which...
  • The Never-Ending War in Afghanistan

    03/13/2017 1:14:55 PM PDT · by Theoria · 32 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 13 March 2017 | Andrew J. Bacevich
    Remember Afghanistan? The longest war in American history? Ever? When it comes to wars, we Americans have a selective memory. The Afghan war, dating from October 2001, has earned the distinction of having been forgotten while still underway. President Trump’s Inaugural Address included no mention of Afghanistan. Nor did his remarks last month at a joint session of Congress. For the new commander in chief, the war there qualifies at best as an afterthought — assuming, that is, he has thought about it all. A similar attitude prevails on Capitol Hill. Congressional oversight has become pro forma. Last week Gen....
  • How to Lose the Midterms and Re-elect Trump

    06/13/2018 4:06:35 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 34 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 13, 2018 | Frank Bruni
    Dear Robert De Niro, Samantha Bee and other Trump haters: I get that you’re angry. I’m angry, too. But anger isn’t a strategy. Sometimes it’s a trap. When you find yourself spewing four-letter words, you’ve fallen into it. You’ve chosen cheap theatrics over the long game, catharsis over cunning. You think you’re raising your fist when you’re really raising a white flag. You’re right that Donald Trump is a dangerous and deeply offensive man, and that restraining and containing him are urgent business. You’re wrong about how to go about doing that, or at least you’re letting your emotions get...
  • Yes, There Was FBI Bias

    06/16/2018 2:24:53 PM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | June 16, 2018 | NR Editors
    here is much to admire in Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz’s highly anticipated report on the FBI’s Clinton-emails investigation. Horowitz’s 568-page analysis is comprehensive, fact-intensive, and cautious to a fault. It is also, nonetheless, an incomplete exercise — it omits half the story, the Russia investigation — and it flinches from following the facts to their logical conclusion. The media and the Left are spinning the report as a vindication of the FBI from the charge of bias, when the opposite is the truth. The IG extensively takes on numerous issues related to the decision not to charge former...
  • Why North Korea is set to become the next big thing for investors

    06/16/2018 10:09:34 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 51 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Saturday, 16 June, 2018 | Anthony Rowley
    To modernise North Korea’s economy, outside aid and investment – a great deal of it – will be needed from governments, multilateral agencies and private investors. . Will North Korea become the next big thing for investors now that the Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un summit has ended with handshakes and a “walkabout” (rather than a walkout) by the two leaders? The question is not premature, even if denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula is some way off. The general verdict on the Singapore summit is that there is still a long way to go before we can say Trump’s “art...
  • 500 Days of Unleashing Our Economic Engine

    06/16/2018 8:38:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2018 | Paull Driessen
    The “mainstream media” remains riveted on alleged Trump-Russian collusion and how the Trump-Kim Jong Un deal will fail. But it mostly ignored reports on Russia-environmentalist collusion and China-environmentalist collusion – and milestones reached during the Trump administration’s first 500 days.In that short time, the US economy has gone from the lowest labor participation rate since the 1970s to nearly the lowest Black, Hispanic and women’s unemployment rates in history. It added 223,000 jobs just last month. Many employers are struggling to find qualified workers, even though private sector salaries and benefits have been increasing to attract them. (Perhaps generous...
  • Virginia’s US Senate Race: Trumplicanism vs. Corporate Globalism

    06/16/2018 8:04:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2018 | Arthur Schaper
    MAGA candidates were big winners on the June 12th primary, a continuing referendum from working, law-abiding Americans who want their elected representatives to put Americans First. Candidates who strayed from Trump’s agenda or spent more time attacking than working toward the president’s goals, they faced a reckoning. Mark Sanford of South Carolina was the most notable example. Virginia’s U.S. Senate GOP primary was also contentious and the most revealing about the populist trend redefining the Republican Party. It’s bad enough to have a left-wing Sandinista type like Tim Kaine serving as Virginia’s junior senator. It’s worse that Virginia’s Republican Party...
  • Why Fox News Is No. 1

    06/16/2018 6:18:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2018 | Michael Reagan
    You wonder why Fox News is Number One in cable? It's because CNN, MSNBC, NBC and the rest are so relentlessly negative about Donald Trump they force people to watch Fox to find out the truth about the growing economy or the historically low unemployment rates for blacks. Take this week's Singapore Summit. No matter what President Trump accomplished in Singapore in his face-to-face meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, for Joe, Mika and their fellow foreign policy experts in the media, it was not enough. Or it was too much. Or Trump was naive or stupid. Or...
  • What Happened in Virginia?

    06/16/2018 5:39:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2018 | Marina Medvin
    The Virginia Republican primary yielded Corey Stewart as the opponent to face Tim Kaine in the U.S. Senate election this November. Stewart beat Nick Freitas by a difference of 1.7% of the votes. It was a close race.304,435 Virginians voted. 136,544 for Stewart, 131,267 for Freitas. Stewart won by 5,277 total votes. Northern Virginia, a DC suburb, appears to have handed the victory to Corey Stewart over his liberty conservative opponent, where Stewart brought in 10,604 more votes than Freitas.*This may surprise some. After all, Corey Stewart appeared to espouse country values, while Freitas was the more mainstream candidate. Stewart’s campaign focused...
  • Trump Proves Torture Works

    06/16/2018 5:11:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2018 | Wayne Allyn Roots
    Liberals hate torture. They claim it doesn’t work. Sorry, but President Trump just proved torture works. No, I’m not talking about beatings, stabbings, electric prods, or even waterboarding. I’m talking about the slow, relentless monotony of something akin to Chinese Water Torture. “Drip, drip, drip.” Eventually that kind of relentless, subtle torture drives people crazy. Trump concluded his torture experiment in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. That’s when he walked away from a meeting with dictator Kim Jung un of North Korea with the most astounding victory of all time. Kim apparently agreed to immediate and complete de-nuclearization....
  • Pope Ignores Fossil Fuels’ Essential Role in Human Flourishing

    06/16/2018 4:44:26 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 28 replies
    Heartland.org ^ | June 15, 2018 | H. Sterling Burnett
    It seems Pope Francis has learned little since his 2015 encyclical calling on the world to fight climate change by limiting the use of modern technologies and fossil fuels. He called many of the world’s leading oil companies to the carpet last week in a meeting he “requested” (anyone who says no to a meeting with the pope risks alienating many of the world’s estimated 1.3 billion Catholics) with the companies’ top executives. Francis called on the oil companies to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, to save the Earth. In a column written when Francis issued his...
  • The IT Guy and Wasserman Schultz (Imran Awan)

    06/16/2018 3:00:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6/15/18 | JENNA LIFHITS
    **SNIP** Awan was a congressional IT staffer. Numerous members of his family joined him on the congressional payroll. Now he is awaiting trial for bank fraud. What started in 2016 as an investigation into equipment and data theft has evolved into a case about falsely obtaining home equity loans and sending money to Pakistan. As the probe evolves, there have been dozens of shocking reports about the family’s activities and access. The plot twists have spawned numerous conspiracy theories. Awan’s lawyer Christopher Gowen says that all these reports are complicating the trial. “Every time we think it’s done, Johnny-on-the-spot over...