Liberals appear to have no original ideas of their own. Every aspect of socialism in the Democratic Party platform has been tried in other
countries (e.g., Venezuela, Greece, Cuba) and the results have been miserable. Nothing the Democrats propose (higher taxes, bigger government,
restrictions, rules and regulations, and special rights and privileges for protected minorities) will make American life better. All they can
do is obstruct and oppose conservatives, when conservatives make proposals. Typically, when a liberal realizes he's losing a debate, he will
start shouting down his opponents. This adds nothing.
When leftist Democrats realize they are sure to be outvoted, one of their favorite tactics has been to flee
the state in order to bring their state's government to a halt, rather than face defeat. At the federal level
they have been known to boycott a scheduled vote to delay the inevitable.
During the Obama administration, the Republicans proved to be too much of an obstacle for the Democrats to overcome,
so the Senate voted (by a very narrow margin, as you might imagine) to eliminate the power of the filibuster, thus
blocking all opposition and paving the way for Emperor Obama to pack the courts with left-wing judges.
Now the tables are turned, and the Democrats are resorting to childish tantrums to block President Trump's nominees, appointments,
orders and executive actions. The Democrats have been losing elections for years because their platform is wildly
out of step with the American mainstream. Now they are just stalling. If President Trump succeeds with even
half of what he promised to do, the Democratic Party is finished.
Note: The discussion of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation battle now has its own
page, located here.
Pelosi's just wrong to keep the House from meeting. President Trump's task force has been working hard to fight
the coronavirus pandemic and open up America. Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has been silent —
AWOL, you might say. Even as the Senate returns to work this week, the House remains shuttered. And now, feeling
the heat for their prolonged absence, House Democrats are floating plans that would upend centuries of legislative precedent
and concentrate power in Speaker Nancy Pelosi's hands. One Democratic idea would allow a representative to ask a
colleague to cast a vote on her behalf, known as a proxy vote. And this proxy vote would count for purposes of a
quorum, the majority needed to proceed with business. If implemented, this brainstorm would create a procedural fiction
in which a representative would be considered "physically" present in the Capitol when she is home with her freezer full of
gourmet ice cream.
Judges Block Trump Rule that Immigrants Must Have Health Insurance. A three-judge panel in California has
blocked President Donald Trump's October 2019 immigration reform that requires that would-be legal immigrants be able to pay
for their own healthcare costs. The nationwide legal block — a "stay" — will allow the continued
entry of legal immigrants who cannot cover the cost of treatment during the coronavirus epidemic. One million legal
immigrants are admitted each year, regardless of the economic impact on taxpayers, home buyers, and unemployed Americans.
says Pelosi refuses to do it, so he released his own plan to re-open Congress safely. House Minority Leader
Kevin McCarthy admitted Congress "will look and feel different" but still needs to reopen as he revealed details of a plan to
get the House of Representatives back to work. The California Republican and some of his GOP colleagues released
details of the plan even as the Senate returns to work in the Capitol on Monday [5/4/2020] and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
continues to delay the return of House members.
Democrat Coalition to Pelosi: We respectfully request you reopen Congress. Respectfully? Pretty
much, yes, but the subtext of this request from the New Democrat Coalition leadership to Nancy Pelosi clearly questions the
wisdom of her strategy, if not her leadership. With the COVID-19 crisis stretching out more than a month without any
significant oversight in Congress, Pelosi appears to be facing a backbench revolt as House Democrats begin to wonder why
Pelosi keeps them sidelined.
Mounts for Schiff to Release Russia Investigation Witness Transcripts. Republicans are ramping up the pressure
on House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff to release of dozens of witness interview transcripts from the panel's
investigation into Russian election interference. The House Intelligence Committee voted in September of 2019 to
publish the transcripts, and at the time, it was thought that their release would come within days. Donald Trump Jr.
took to Twitter on Sunday [4/26/2020] and linked to a Wall Street Journal opinion piece asking why Schiff is still
refusing to make the transcripts public. According to the WSJ, Schiff is blocking 43 transcripts that have been
declassified and he won't allow the declassification of 10 others.
Schiff Has Transcripts From Key Witnesses Of Russia Investigation But Won't Release Them, Report Says. House
Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) won't release transcripts from key witnesses in the Russia investigation
even though his committee voted unanimously in 2018 to release them. The Washington Examiner (my former employer) reported
exclusively on Friday [4/24/2020] that Schiff is in possession of declassified transcripts but has yet to release them.
The outlet reported that the declassification process, performed by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, was
supposed to take a few weeks or months. That was almost two years ago, however, and the transcripts have not been
released. Many blame Schiff.
does Nancy Pelosi get away with blocking desperately needed aid? How does Nancy Pelosi get away with it?
How does the speaker of the House, in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic crisis, delay desperately needed aid to small
businesses and, in the process, escape blame in a highly politicized environment? Pelosi didn't stand in the way of aid
for just an hour or two, or a day or two. She stonewalled for two weeks while small-business people across the country
struggled to stay afloat in a time in which public fear of the coronavirus and government stay-at-home orders reduced their
business incomes to zero.
Paycheck Protection Program delayed to get loans for minority groups and rural areas. Senate Minority Leader
Chuck Schumer touted how minority communities and rural areas will receive aid via provisions added to the Paycheck
Protection Program in response to a claim that Democrats are holding up funding for small businesses. Schumer joined
CNN's State of the Union on Sunday [4/19/2020] and responded to a statement from the former administrator of the Small
Business Administration, Karen Mills, who said: "Complexity is not our friend here ... things that have to be
implemented quickly can't have a lot of bells and whistles or else there will be too many unintended
consequences — one of which is delay. And we don't have time for delay."
Block Job-Saving Program. Let's not hear one more consonant from Democrats and their housekeepers in the
left-wing media about President Donald J. Trump's allegedly slothful response to the COVID-19 crisis. Democratic
lawmakers and leftist journalists now are slowing things, on purpose. And that's far, far worse. [...] While Trump
stayed busy "not responding," Democrats hurled wrenches into the works. On the brink of bipartisan passage of COVID-19
relief, filibustering Senate Democrats stalled the $2.2 trillion CARES Act for five business days last month. Pelosi
abused this national emergency to demand taxpayer dollars for the musician-hating Kennedy Center, subsidies for windmills and
solar panels, an ingenious ruse to fund illegal-alien-criminal-coddling fugitive cities, a federal ban on voter-ID cards, and
loads more that would have done zero to remedy this homicidal virus or its economic aftermath.
Business Relief Program Runs Out of Money After Dems Hold Up Funding. Thanks to actions taken by Congressional
Democrats, the small business rescue program has officially run out of money. Last week Republicans and Democrats
clashed over additional financing. While Republicans sought an additional $250 billion to prevent this, Democrats used
the situation as an opportunity to demand even more spending, including cash for state and local governments, hospitals, and
food stamp programs.
Nancy Pelosi trying to be the most hated woman in America? As part of its coronavirus relief package, Congress
passed the Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP"), a $349 billion fund to help businesses with fewer than 500 employees. [...]
Pelosi seems determined once again to put her agenda ahead of "the little people's" needs. This time, she's refusing to
let the Democrats agree to Mitch McConnell's clean bill: ["]Instead, Democrats want McConnell to acquiesce to
jumps in funding for several entities that received billions under the CARES act, including health care systems, and to
demands to reconfigure the PPP system so that minority and female entrepreneurs are given priority in lending.["]
That's bad. What's worse is that, as small business owners are forced to fire their employees and shut down their
life's work, Pelosi is boasting about blocking the PPP infusion.
we rebuild from COVID-19, we cannot allow the Democrats, the liberal media or China to take us for a ride. If
you have followed American politics over the past four years, you likely picked up on the hatred Democrats harbor for
President Donald Trump. Perhaps the best example of this hatred is liberal darling Bill Maher's comments from 2018 when
he said he was hoping for a crashing economy because it was the only way to defeat President Trump in 2020. This perverse
thinking perfectly exemplifies the mindset of the modern-day Democratic Party, and unfortunately, Americans are forced to
witness this irrational hatred on a daily basis. If President Trump says the sky is up, the Democrats will say it is
down. If he says north, the Democrats will say south. This irrational hatred is a very dangerous game to play
during the COVID-19 pandemic that has paralyzed our country and shattered our economy. Now more than ever, Americans
are relying on accurate information and instead of providing that, too many Democrats would rather grandstand on why
President Trump is wrong — even when he is right.
block McConnell bid to swiftly approve $250 Billion more for small business fund. A $250 billion urgent request
to shore up a depleting small business fund failed to pass the Senate Thursday after Democrats objected to the measure pushed
by the White House and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. With lawmakers home and social distancing, McConnell sought
to pass the cash infusion swiftly Thursday by unanimous consent with a skeleton group of senators, but Democrats blocked the
effort because they want add-ons to help businesses in disadvantaged communities and an additional $250 billion in funds
for other priorities.
torches Senate Dems for blocking urgent job protection program 'which they themselves literally coauthored'.
Senate Democrats sidetracked a request from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to pass additional small business funding with
unanimous consent. Democrats blocked what they called a "political stunt" by the Kentucky Republican, effectively
stalling a request from President Donald Trump for a $250 billion small business loan program.
Cotton Outlines Nancy Pelosi Emergency Relief Scheme. There are many people, many voters, simply stunned at how
the Democrats are trying to use the COVID-19 economic emergency to add unrelated ideological elements to the Coronavirus Aid,
Relief, and Economic Security Act. Senator Tom Cotton walks through some of the items the Democrats are demanding
before they will allow economic relief to U.S. companies and workers. [Video clip]
details Pelosi's $2.5 trillion 'socialist wish list' in coronavirus aid package. House Republicans on Monday
night offered a detailed critique of what they called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's "socialist wish list" in House Democrats'
$2.5 trillion proposal for responding to the coronavirus outbreak. "Speaker Pelosi unveiled legislation aimed at
exploiting the COVID-19 public health crisis by attempting to force the inclusion of a socialist wish list of policies that
have nothing to do with the public health and economic emergency," said House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, Louisiana Republican.
Rips Pelosi on Stimulus, 'What [...] Does a Windmill Have To Do With This Crisis'. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
went on a fiery tirade against Speaker Nancy's Pelosi's (D-CA) pork-laden stimulus proposal that demands "racial pay equity"
and "airplane emissions standards." "Nancy Pelosi decided it was time to play politics. Decided it was time to throw
a grenade into the whole process," Cruz said. "The demands she's pushing, I ask you, do they have anything to do with
the coronavirus epidemic?" "What are they pushing for? Changing the emissions standards on airplanes.
Mr. President, what the hell do the emissions standards on airplanes have to do with thousands of people dying and
millions of people out of work in the coronavirus epidemic," Cruz thundered from the podium.
is the Far-Left Wish, List Nancy Pelosi Just Blew Everything Up For. According to a source close to the process on Capitol Hill,
in order to move forward with any kind of [coronavirus emergency] relief package, Pelosi and her far-left Democrat caucus will demand the following be included:
• Publication of corporate pay statistics by race and race statistics for all corporate boards
• A bail out on all current debt at the Postal Service
• Required early voting
• Required same day voter registration
• Provisions on official time for union collective bargaining
• Full offset of airline emissions by 2025
• Publication and reporting of greenhouse gas statistics for individual flights
• Retirement plans for community newspaper employees
• Federal $15 minimum wage
• Permanent paid leave
• Study on climate change mitigation efforts
Democrats: No Money to Fight #WuhanVirus Unless We Get Voting Rights for Illegal Aliens. As workers
around the country lose their jobs, please remember that Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Invisible Joe Biden want illegal
aliens to vote. Because that will fix the Wuhan Virus.
to Surrealville: What's really fuelling Pelosi's shutdown of America's relief package? After days of
unusual comity between Republicans and Democrats in the coronavirus crisis, the big congressional economic aid package to
help hospitals, laid off workers, and battered small businesses all came crashing down as Nancy Pelosi jetted in from
vacation, blocking the set-to-go bill over the weekend. In place of that, she came up with a 1,400-nightmare political
goody bag for the left — everything from ballot-harvesting to corporate diversity requirements to greenie airline
regulations to a $15 minimum wage and a lot of other horrors — attempting to slip through the entire panoply of
laws her party wants to enact but can't get passed. It was Pelosi's and other Democrats' doing, all right —
just look at how the New York Times changed its headline sequence, first putting out the facts about Democrat road-blocking,
then, likely after some Pelosian phone calls, softening the blame, and then declaring the whole thing a bipartisan
morass. Yeah, sure.
Collins Unloads On Senate Democrats For Blocking Coronavirus Deal. Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins let
loose on her Democratic colleagues Monday, criticizing Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer directly over the failed
coronavirus deal. Collins took the floor to express her disappointment over Senate Democrats blocking the
bill — which they claim includes too many "corporate" protections rather than protections for workers —
as well as her anger at Schumer for attempting to prevent her from speaking.
Democrats block mammoth coronavirus stimulus package. Senate Democrats on Sunday [3/22/2020] blocked a
coronavirus stimulus package from moving forward as talks on several key provisions remain stalled. Senators voted
47-47 on advancing a "shell" bill, a placeholder that the text of the stimulus legislation would have been swapped into,
falling short of the three-fifths threshold needed to advance the proposal. Hopes of a quick stimulus deal quickly
unraveled on Sunday as the four congressional leaders and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin failed to break the
impasse. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) also delayed the procedural vote for three hours as they tried
to get a deal.
Pelosi's Coronavirus Stimulus
Bill Mentions 'Diversity' 32 Times. The word "diversity" appears 32 times in the coronavirus relief bill House
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) unveiled on Monday [3/23/2020]. Pelosi released her plan as critics questioned the priorities
of Democratic lawmakers facing the China-caused pandemic. Senate Democrats voted Sunday to block a coronavirus stimulus
package worth up to $1.8 trillion, and continued voting down procedural motions on the bill Monday. Democrats in the
upper chamber were reportedly upset that the legislation does not do enough to increase fuel-emissions standards for the
airline industry or to provide additional tax credits to promote wind and solar energy. Senate Majority Leader Mitch
McConnell (R., Ky.) said Senate negotiations over the relief package were going well until Pelosi imposed herself on the
process. Democratic obstruction gave the House speaker time to introduce her own coronavirus relief package in the House.
want a lifeline; Democrats want to remake the country. The cynical partisan opportunism of Democrats exhibited
during the coronavirus economic crisis has been breathtaking. Rather than move forward with quick, no-frills, massive
$1.8 trillion dollar rescue plan, Democrats decided to hold the country hostage by trying to cram through a slew of lefty
goodies that have absolutely nothing to do with the pending economic crisis. As corporate boards struggle to figure out
ways to keep their companies afloat, Nancy Pelosi is demanding that they spend time filling gender and racial quotas, down to
"subcommittee assignments." As the transportation sector wrestles with a once-in-a-century economic disaster, Democrats are
trying to compel airlines — who have seen a 90 percent drop in customers — to cut greenhouse gas
emissions every year until they hit a 50 percent reduction. If Pelosi keeps this up, airlines are going to see a
100 percent reduction soon enough.
treat this bill like a partisan Christmas list': Sen. Ted Cruz unloads on Democrats on the Senate floor.
If you've been following Twitchy at all today, you've heard from plenty of people what House Democrats have decided to sneak
into the 1,400 coronavirus relief bill — such things as airline emissions, same-day voter registration, student
loans, corporate diversity, etc. Sen. Ted Cruz unloaded on the Democrats Monday, telling them to stop treating the
bill like a "partisan Christmas list." [Video clip]
Pelosi Proposes 1,400-Page Coronavirus Bill Stuffed with Special Interest Goodies. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
debuted a 1,120-page coronavirus rescue bill after Democrats tanked the Senate proposal on Sunday night. The bill
includes a wish list of Democrats' pet issues including: [#1] Increased fuel emission standards for airlines receiving funds
and carbon offsets [...] [#2] Payment for up to $10,000 in student loans [...] [#3] Same-day voter registration, early
voting, voting by mail, ballot harvesting [...] [#4] Preserving collective bargaining powers for unions [...] [#5] The
expansion of wind and solar tax credits [...] [#6] Requirements for federal and corporate gender and racial diversity data
[...] [#7] Post Office Bailout [...] [#8] Automatic extension of nonimmigrant visas [...] [#9] Restricting colleges
from providing information about citizenship status [...] [#10] Money for Planned Parenthood
and Pelosi Try to Add Fuel Emission Standards For Airlines, More Wind and Solar Tax Credits to Coronavirus Stimulus
Package. Pelosi and Schumer continued to play politics on Monday [3/23/2020] amid the Coronavirus shutdown and
demanded a wish list of Socialist policies that have nothing to do with the global pandemic. Pelosi and Schumer are now
pushing these demands:
[#1] Unprecedented collective bargaining powers for unions
Increased fuel emissions standards for airlines
[#3] Expansion of wind and solar tax credits
not only are these demands totally unrelated to the Coronavirus pandemic, they could prevent companies from participating in
the loan programs — directly causing unnecessary layoffs, according to a senior GOP aide.
Democrats Won't Fund Hospitals or Save Businesses 'Unless They Get to Dust off the Green New Deal'. During a
speech on the Senate floor on Monday [3/23/2020], Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) [...] said, "Here are some of
the items on the Democratic wishlist over which they choose to block this legislation last night. Tax credits for solar
energy and wind energy, provisions to force employers to give special, new treatment to big labor, and listen to this, new
emissions standards for the airlines. Are you kidding me? This is the moment to debate new regulations that have
nothing whatsoever to do with this crisis? That's what they're up to over there. The American people need to know
it. Democrats won't let us fund hospitals or save small businesses unless they get to dust off the Green New Deal."
and Schumer Making Non-Coronavirus-Related Demands While Holding Up Relief Bill. On Sunday evening, Senate
Democrats filibustered a bill designed to provide immediate relief to American workers and businesses, in the midst of a
global pandemic and its resulting economic stoppage. The upper chamber worked through the weekend to hammer out a
legislative outline, on a bipartisan basis. Ideas from both parties were put into the plan, leading to an agreement in
principle on a broad framework. Then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived back in town and announced that she would
torpedo the bill, then her Senate counterparts abandoned it. They blamed a "slush fund" for corporations.
Republicans dispute this claim — but even setting it aside, the bulk of the bill was bipartisan (Schumer himself
hailed the bipartisanship over the weekend) and contained: (1) Direct checks to American workers, (2) hundreds
of billions in loans to small businesses, and (3) aid to hospitals.
Block Coronavirus Bill That Provides Lifeline To Economy, Families. Democrats blocked a massive $1.8 trillion
stimulus spending bill to protect the U.S. economy and provide relief to American families who are suffering as a result of
the coronavirus outbreak. [...] Townhall political editor Guy Benson reported that Senate sources said that Democrat House
Speaker Nancy Pelosi was responsible for tanking the bill. "Talking to some Senate GOP sources. They seem stunned and
angry," Benson said. "I'm told there was lots of bipartisan input into the legislative outline & emerging specifics —
including an agreement in principle on broad strokes. Then Pelosi showed up and threw a partisan grenade."
Pelosi Nixes Bipartisan Talks on Coronavirus Package. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said on Sunday that she
has decided to move forward with her own emergency coronavirus relief package. Pelosi spoke just hours before the
Senate was scheduled to take a procedural vote that would lead towards a final vote on a bipartisan economic relief
package. The bill would provide economic relief after the coronavirus epidemic ravaged the country's economy.
Block Senate Coronavirus Package. Democrats blocked a coronavirus package on Sunday [3/22/2020] that would
provide economic relief to businesses and Americans suffering from the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. The Senate
GOP package failed, with 47 votes in favor and 47 against, which fell 13 votes short of what was necessary to advance
Dems Refusing to Support $2 Trillion Stim Bill Unless It Includes a Bailout for Planned Parenthood? Earlier on
Sunday, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin sounded optimistic that Republicans and Democrats were getting close to
finalizing a $2 trillion stimulus package for the American people and businesses. [...] But that optimism disappeared a few
hours later after Democrats balked at several sections of the bill that failed to advance their political agenda. [...] Even
more ominous to Democrats was a Medicaid restriction that would hurt Planned Parenthood and other non-profits.
Threat to Our Democracy During Coronavirus. If there ever was a real threat to our democracy in today's rancid
political climate, it emanates from Pelosi, Schumer, and the Democrats who follow them like lemmings. [...] These endless
internecine efforts by Democrats, aimed not at advancing the public's needs or the common weal but solely at gumming up the
machinery of government and sabotaging the Trump Administration, are proving to be the single greatest threat today to our
democracy. They raise the question whether such a system of government is capable of protecting the public from
invasion, be it by military munitions or biological, from abroad and terror at home. They go around the country ranting
about "Medicare for All" and about how we need a "Green New Deal" or everyone will be dead in eleven years, but the reality
is that the Democrats became so married to "Resistance" in 2016 when President Trump was elected that they have failed to
protect the public and to let the President do his job and focus on what he needs to get done.
block measure to prevent terrorists from working at TSA. Well, not just terrorists, but that's probably the
more alarming part of the headline. With all of the coronavirus and Democratic primary news swamping the networks, you
might think that Congress was basically shut down, but it turns out that they're actually trying to get some work done.
One example of this effort was a vote this week on the Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act. The bill is
designed to bring the handling of TSA employees more in line with other federal workers, possibly making it easier to attract
new applicants. But as part of the process, an amendment was offered that would require screening applicants and
conducting background checks. These would specifically prevent the hiring of people convicted of sexual assault and
other violent crimes or those whose names appear on the terror watch lists. Given all of the complaints about TSA
agents misbehaving when screening travelers at airports, that seems to make sense, doesn't it? Apparently not to a lot
of the House Democrats.
Democrats Vote Against Amendment That Aims To Make It Harder To Hire TSA Employees With Terrorist Or Sexual Crime
Record. House Republicans and 42 Democrats joined forces Thursday to pass an amendment to the Rights for
Transportation Security Officers Act that would keep people convicted of sexual assault, terrorism and other violent crimes
from working for the Transportation Security Agency (TSA). But 174 House Democrats — including House
Majority Leader Steny Hoyer — did not support the legislation.
The Editor says...
That's because the TSA workers are unionized, and their union dues go right back to the Democrats.
Judge: Ken Cuccinelli 'Not Lawfully' Named USCIS Director. A federal judge, appointed by former President
Obama, has ruled that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli was not previously
"lawfully appointed" to his job as Acting Director of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). In a
federal ruling on Sunday [3/1/2020], U.S. District Judge Randolph D. Moss sided with the Refugee and Immigrant Center for
Education and Legal Services — an open borders lobbying group — by stating that Cuccinelli had not been
lawfully named to head USCIS in an acting role and thus his policies implemented during his tenure are void.
The Editor says...
Since the U.S. Congress is full of lawyers, one would think that someone in Congress would have noticed this illegality before now.
Instead, we have lobbyists and an activist Obama judge making the claim.
unlawfully appointed to head Citizenship and Immigration Services, judge rules. A federal judge ruled Sunday
[3/1/2020] that one of the Trump administration's top immigration officials, Ken Cuccinelli, was unlawfully appointed to his
post because of a decades-old law on federal vacancies. U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss ruled that Cuccinelli's
appointment as the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) circumvented a law that said a senior
government position could be filled only if the Senate first approved the individual. It was not immediately clear what
impact this would have on Cuccinelli's tenure, if any.
Obama Holdover in an Obscure Government Arm Helped Cause the Country's Coronavirus Crisis. Two months after the
outbreak of the coronavirus, #TrumpVirus began trending on Twitter. Why? Because it's the only chance that the
Democrats have of winning back the White House in 2020. Saddled with broken primaries whose nominee, after a possible
brokered convention, will either be a Socialist who admires Communists, a senile lecher who admires young girls, or a
billionaire who admires power, the coronavirus is a much more effective candidate than Sanders, Biden, or Bloomberg.
#TrumpVirus follows in the footsteps of #TrumpHurricane which attempted to blame a natural disaster and local corruption in
Puerto Rico on President Trump.
Reasons the Left's Hatred of Trump Is So Deep. President Trump's popularity is higher than before the
Democrats' impeachment debacle began, and that continues to frustrate and outrage the leftists in our midst. Like Wile E.
Coyote learns over-and-over again, no matter what he does, the Roadrunner just keeps tweeting on down the road at record
speed. They've worked to impeach Trump since he took office and finally achieved it, only to have him exonerated by the
Senate. They've mocked him, his tweets, and his priorities. They've drowned him in negative media coverage.
They've called him a narcissist, a tyrant, and an uncaring fraud. But nothing is working, and the rage in the social
media just grows by the day as there are growing signs that no Democrat is in a position to stop his march to a second term.
The Next Coup Against Trump
Has Begun. It was inevitable. After the Democrats failed to evict Donald Trump from office through the
Mueller investigation and then the ridiculous impeachment over the Zelensky telephone call, they would have to try something
else to ruin him before the November election. Rush Limbaugh was the first to predict that they'd go back to the
"Russia collusion" narrative, and they have.
sue Trump administration at record pace. State attorneys general have filed an unprecedented number of lawsuits
against the Trump administration, as Democratic-led states exercise new levers of power to block some of President Trump's
most controversial initiatives. States have formed coalitions to file 103 multi-state suits against the administration
in its first three years, according to data compiled by Paul Nolette, a political scientist at Marquette University.
The vast majority of those suits, 96, have been led by Democratic attorneys general. By contrast, states filed 78
multi-state suits in the eight years of President Obama's administration, and 76 multi-state suits during President
George W. Bush's eight years in office.
EVERYTHING is done over the Democrats' objections.
impeachment acquittal, Senate advances another Trump court pick over Dem objections. Minutes after Chief
Justice John Roberts gaveled out President Trump's impeachment trial, which had consumed the Senate for almost three weeks,
Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., got right back to what he's said is his top priority —
confirming judges. Less than half-an-hour after TV networks cut away from the Senate to dive into the ramifications of
the body acquitting Trump, McConnell filed cloture on the nomination of Judge Andrew Brasher to the 11th Circuit Court of
Appeals, a procedural step that moved the controversial nominee one step closer to confirmation. The Senate took the
next step to confirming Brasher with a 46-41 cloture vote Monday, then confirmed him 52-43 on Tuesday [2/11/2020].
Progressive groups, which have opposed many Trump nominees, cried foul over the move.
Beats Congressional Democrats' Emoluments Lawsuit. President Donald Trump beat back a lawsuit by 215
congressional Democrats who say he has been violating the Constitution's emoluments clauses by profiting from foreign
government spending at his Washington hotel and other properties. A federal appeals court in Washington on Friday
[2/7/2020] dismissed the case, saying members of the House and Senate lacked the legal standing to sue the president.
court rejects Democrats' emoluments suit against Trump. A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit from
Congressional Democrats who accused President Donald Trump of violating the Constitution by receiving profits from foreign
governments' spending at his luxury Washington hotel and other businesses. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision
did not address the legality of Trump's business dealings, but held that the more than 200 Democratic senators and House
members who banded together in 2017 to bring the suit against the president lacked legal standing to do so.
Wins AGAIN As Court Throws Out Dems' Emoluments Lawsuit. On Friday [2/7/2020], President Trump scored another victory, as
a three-judge panel ruled against congressional Democrats, dismissing their emoluments lawsuit, the first case where they sued Trump, that
alleged Trump violated the emoluments clause of the Constitution, arguing he had done so because his ownership of certain businesses meant
that he was receiving payments from foreign officials without approval from Congress. The Emoluments Clause of the Constitution states,
"no person holding any office ... shall, without the consent of Congress" accept gifts or other benefits from foreign states. [...] Trump
was enormously persistent in challenging the lawsuit; a district court had originally ruled the members filing the lawsuit had "sustained
their burden to show that they have standing to bring their claims."
Week Will Bring Something Else. The Impeachment fiasco was just the latest in a nonstop series of Democrats'
attempts to overthrow the Trump presidency. They started long before the 2016 election, with the Obama administration's
illegal spying on the Trump campaign and the bogus Russia investigation. It continued after he was elected, when they
tried getting vote recounts (only in states that Trump won) and attempted to influence the electors to recast their Electoral
College votes against Trump. This was closely followed by the Russia collusion hoax, which led to the Mueller
investigation. When Mueller came up empty, we were treated to several weeks of "Trump is a racist," because he tweeted
criticisms of Democratic congressmen. The impeachment nonsense followed soon after. Now that it too has failed,
you can be assured that the Dems are not finished; they will continue to bang their head against the Trump wall.
The Left's Opposition to Mining
Threatens Its Green Dream. Though environmentalists may not realize it, increased domestic production of
"critical" minerals would benefit the environment. But existing restrictions on recovering these elements are forcing
U.S. firms to purchase these resources overseas. This can be problematic if our trading partners are unstable,
unreliable or unfriendly, as was the case before the fracking revolution when the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting
Countries (OPEC) dominated the global market for crude oil. Now the United States is a net exporter of oil and natural
gas. But we continue to be dependent on imported minerals, not because domestic supplies don't exist, but because
restrictive regulatory policies prevent their recovery. As a result, the United States today imports 100 percent
of the minerals considered critical by the Interior and Defense Departments.
Democrats' Last Ditch Effort To Upend the Trump Trial. Has the Trump impeachment drama reached its Brett
Kavanaugh or Clarence Thomas moment? That would be the moment when, after the hearings are more or less done and it
looks like the target will survive, the Democrats confect a last ditch scandal to block, in the case of the two justices,
Senate confirmation or, in the case of President Trump, acquittal. We confess we've been expecting something to be
brought up at the last minute. It is, after all, the Democratic Party's modus operandi. In the case of
Clarence Thomas, it looked like the hearings were done and the nominee on the way to confirmation, when there was suddenly
leaked an FBI report touching on Anita Hill's allegation of sexual harassment. Something similar happened in respect
of Justice Kavanaugh.
blocks Trump's attempt to let governors refuse refugees. A federal judge ordered a halt Wednesday [1/15/2020]
to the Trump administration's plan to give states and localities a veto over refugees being sent into their territory, saying
the law doesn't allow them a say. The ruling is a major victory for immigrant rights groups, who had feared some
communities would shut their doors thanks to President Trump's executive order last year establishing the veto policy.
Judge Peter J. Messitte, an appointee of President Clinton to the U.S. District Court in Maryland, issued an injunction
stopping the policy just days before it was to kick in.
Democrat: We'll Keep Investigating Trump-Russia Conspiracy After Impeachment. Appearing Tuesday [1/14/2020] on MSNBC,
House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) vowed Democrats will continue to investigate President Donald Trump over
possible ties to Russia after the Senate impeachment trial concludes.
today's Democratic Party deceiving the people? [Scroll down] The most dangerous assault on our system of
government today is the orchestrated efforts by the Democratic Party to actively work in a series of campaigns to invalidate
the results of the 2016 election. Democrats actively resist, impugn, and call into question without exception any
policy initiative by the Trump administration. The Democrats currently promote an environment of resistance by outright
deception indicating a determination not to offer any compromise on issues. In addition, they do not seem to display
any regard for the consequences of their actions on our country.
Gowdy Says Removing Trump is Not Democrats' Goal — They Have a More Devious Plan. Republican
Congressman Trey Gowdy said Thursday that Democrats are not using impeachment to try to get rid of President Donald Trump,
they instead want to kneecap his second term by regaining control of the Senate so he can't get anything done. [...]
"There is no mathematical way he is ever going to be convicted and they know that," Gowdy added. "So their goal cannot
be to remove Donald Trump from office, it is to neuter his second term. I think he is going to win in November.
It's to neuter that second term by targeting the Cory Gardners and the Martha McSallys and the Thom Tillises and the Susan
Collins and Joni Ernst because if Trump wins and doesn't have the Senate then he is not going to get any judicial vacancies
filled and he's not going to replace a Supreme Court Justice if he or she retires."
Have Become a Disfigured Reflection of the Party They Once Were. [Scroll down] We see in their contempt
for federal marijuana laws, the institution of sanctuary cities, and their hostility to border enforcement a deranged lack of
perspective regarding the health of our citizens, many of whom are struggling with or dying from drug usage. The opioid
epidemic we face is clearly connected to the opioid supply, and that, in turn, is clearly a border issue. Yet they put
aside the well-being of so many poor souls caught by the hook of addiction into ignoring border enforcement in order to score
political hate points against the president. Instead of looking at border issues in terms of law and national health,
they turn enforcement into an ugly, defamatory argument about American and Trumpian racism. Only 14 years ago, they
were able to agree with Republicans on the need for stronger border enforcement, whereas now they try to block every Trump
attempt — mandated by the American people — to bring order out of chaos on our southern border.
Hoyer floats additional legislation to limit President Trump's military powers. Democrats on Capitol Hill may
be looking to further rollback the president's war powers. On Friday, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said he might
introduce additional legislation as early as next week. Specifically, he could take aim at the 2002 Authorization for
Use of Military Force Against Iraq, which the president recently used to carry out the airstrike against Iran's top general.
Hoyer also mentioned the House may be looking to block Pentagon funds from going toward any further action in Iran.
pointless war-powers ploy. Speaker Nancy Pelosi just pushed through a bill aiming to limit President Trump's
ability to hit Iran, even though the crisis is over. Why? Thursday's [1/9/2020] House passage of her war-powers
resolution is almost certainly pure symbolism: Nothing like this is going to pass the Senate, and even if it did its
constitutional status would be dubious. And events, including the president's actions, have shown that the fears that
inspired the bill are unfounded.
on 'Urgent' Impeachment Articles: 'I'll Send Them Over' to Senate 'When I'm Ready'. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
(D-CA), during her weekly press conference Thursday, said she is not holding back the two articles of impeachment approved
against Donald Trump last month "indefinitely." A reporter asked the Speaker," Are you holding the articles indefinitely?"
"No. I'm not holding them indefinitely. I'll send them over when I'm ready. That will probably be soon," she replied.
Bradley Byrne Moves to Censure Pelosi for Holding Up Impeachment. Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL) will introduce
a resolution on Thursday to censure House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for obstructing the impeachment proceedings against
President Donald Trump, Breitbart News has learned exclusively. Byrne, who is vying for the Republican nomination for
U.S. Senate this year from his native Alabama, believes the speaker has broken congressional precedence by refusing to send
the articles of impeachment to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Urgency of Impeachment at a Snail Pace. Nancy Pelosi's delay in sending the articles of impeachment to the
Senate undermines the implied urgency of the issue. Senate Democrats are getting impatient with the delay. Like
most Americans, they want to get the process started. Nancy isn't getting her way. She wants a guarantee that
witnesses will be called to testify in the Senate hearing. Senate Republicans aren't preventing witnesses, but using
the same guideline as the most recent impeachment trial of President Clinton. The video of a discussion between Mitch
McConnell's and Nancy Pelosi's former Chiefs of Staff highlights the process and party strategy behind her delay.
calls on all Republicans to oppose 'Crazy Nancy Pelosi's' War Powers Resolution. President Trump called on
fellow Republicans to oppose a resolution meant to place restrictions on his ability to take military action without
congressional approval, as the House prepares to vote on the measure late Thursday [1/9/2020]. House Speaker Nancy
Pelosi announced the planned vote in a one-page statement that said last week's U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian
Gen. Qassem Soleimani was "provocative and disproportionate," despite Trump administration claims to the contrary.
Many Democrats were also incensed that the administration did not notify Congress in advance.
Calls For Congressional Hearings Into Trump's Drone Strike That Killed Soleimani. House Intel Chairman Adam
Schiff (D-CA) called for Congressional hearings into Trump's drone strike that killed top Iran commander and terrorist Qassem
Soleimani. The Democrat-led House has made it clear that they will meddle in every single foreign policy decision
President Trump makes.
draft resolution to limit President Trump's war powers. Senate Democrats are seeking to curb President Trump's
war powers in retaliation for his initiation of the drone strike that killed Iranian General Qasem Soleimani.
Sen. Dick Durbin and Sen. Tim Kaine are cosponsoring a resolution that would force the administration to withdraw
all troops from Iran, unless Congress itself declares war.
The Editor says...
The Democrats weren't too concerned about undeclared wars while Obama was president.
Andrew Cuomo cites Trump in vetoing bill that would have allowed federal judges to officiate weddings. New York
Gov. Andrew Cuomo cited Donald Trump in announcing his veto last week of a bill that would have allowed more federal judges
to officiate weddings in the state because some were nominated by the President. The bill, which passed the New York state
senate and assembly with overwhelming bipartisan support, would have expanded officiating authority to all federal judges.
New York law currently only permits state judges to solemnize weddings, along with certain federal judges like those sitting on
the second circuit court of appeals and some federal judges from particular districts. "I cannot in good conscience support
legislation that would authorize such actions by federal judges who are appointed by this federal administration," Cuomo, a
Democrat, said in his veto message on Friday [12/20/2019].
Gingrich: Nancy Pelosi looks 'foolish' holding up impeachment process. Former Speaker of the House Newt
Gingrich said Friday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's temporary hold on two articles of impeachment is "absurd" and that she
looks "foolish." Appearing on "America's Newsroom" with host Sandra Smith, Gingrich explained that Pelosi, D-Calif., is
in a "world that's out of control." "Why would you start a fight in the House knowing you are going to lose control of
it to the people who are very capable of making you look very foolish?" he asked. "And yet, that's the dance they began."
threatens to delay Senate impeachment trial. Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to commit Wednesday [12/18/2019] to
delivering articles of impeachment to the Senate, citing concerns about an unfair trial on removing President Donald Trump
from office. Senior Democratic aides said the House was "very unlikely" to take the steps necessary to send the
articles to the Senate until at least early January, a delay of at least two weeks and perhaps longer.
Napolitano: Pelosi withholding articles of impeachment from Senate would be 'grave injustice'. House
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has a constitutional obligation to send articles of impeachment to the Senate, Judge Andrew
Napolitano said Thursday [12/19/2019]. Appearing on "Fox & Friends" with hosts Pete Hegseth, Steve Doocy, and Ainsley
Earhardt, Napolitano said that while he has said there was a legal basis for impeachment in the House, lawmakers now have a
"moral and constitutional obligation" to send the two articles of impeachment to the Senate. In a news conference on
Wednesday, following the House impeachment vote, Pelosi said that Democrats may wait to send their articles of impeachment
against President Trump to the GOP-controlled Senate, for fear that they are incapable of holding a fair trial. "Well,
guess what?" asked Napolitano. "Under the Constitution, the Senate writes its own rules not subject to the approval of
the speaker of the House or even the majority of the House."
throws impeachment into confusion. Minutes after the House impeached President Donald Trump, House Speaker
Nancy Pelosi threw the process into confusion by refusing to say when or whether she would send the articles of impeachment
to the Senate for a trial. At a news conference held immediately after the vote, Pelosi said "we'll see what happens"
when asked if she would send the articles to the Senate.
House Democrats push Pelosi to withhold impeachment articles, delay Senate trial. A group of House Democrats is
pushing Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other leaders to withhold the articles of impeachment against President Trump that are
expected to emerge on Wednesday, potentially delaying a Senate trial for months. The notion of impeaching Trump but
holding the articles in the House has gained traction among some on the political left as a way of potentially forcing Senate
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to conduct a trial on more favorable terms for Democrats. And if no agreement
is reached, some have argued, the trial could be delayed indefinitely, denying Trump an expected acquittal.
Lawfare Maneuver — House Will Withhold Submission of Articles from Senate. Seemingly overlooked by
most, when the House voted on the 'rules of impeachment' they removed the traditional appointment of House Managers to a
later date. Normally the House Managers would be appointed at the same time as the impeachment vote; however, by
withholding the appointment House Democrats are indicating they will not immediately send articles of impeachment to the
senate but will rather hold the articles as support for pending court cases toward their judicial authority. A cunning
Nancy Pelosi Threatens to Withhold Impeachment Articles from Senate Republicans. Today was truly a clown show,
with scores of Democrats trying to make the case that Trump is an existential threat to the United States. There was a
lot of hot air. The evidence against Trump is the very definition of weak sauce. It's so thin and so nakedly
partisan that swing-state voters are sour on impeachment. This move by Democrats has increased the president's
popularity. It hasn't moved the needle. In fact, the approval numbers for impeachment are now underwater.
It has done the exact opposite of what Democrats had hoped, and this could be one massive in-kind contribution to the 2020
Trump campaign. Maybe within the leadership, they know this too, but they're at the point of no return.
turns impeachment circus into even more of a comedy. Ed suggested this maneuver was on the way yesterday
[12/18/2019] and now it appears that Speaker Pelosi has decided on the lame explanation the Democrats will hang their hats
on. In order to attempt to give Chuck Schumer some "leverage" in the impeachment trial, the Speaker may refuse to send
the articles of impeachment to the upper chamber, dragging all of this nonsense out even further. [...] When I turned on CNN
this morning, the anchors were desperately trying to explain why the Constitution doesn't demand the Speaker send the
articles of impeachment to the Senate. That's technically true, but the Constitution doesn't really "demand" much of
anything, other than requiring the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to preside when the President is on trial.
Real Impeachment Goal: Sabotage Trump's Second Term. Democratic Party leaders can't possibly be unaware
of the fact that their impeachment case has no merit. Despite the endless talk of bribery, extortion, campaign finance
violations and other supposed crimes Trump has committed, not one of the articles of impeachment accuses Trump of breaking
any of those laws, or any federal law for that matter. Instead, they accuse Trump of an "abuse of power" and of
"obstruction of Congress." As Sen. Ted Cruz explained this week at a Heritage Foundation event, as weak as the first
article is, "the second article is orders of magnitude weaker." "They've simply said that the mere fact that you assert
a privilege is itself impeachable, without their bothering to issue a subpoena or litigating anything.
Minor Judge Shouldn't Be Able to Block Trump's Agenda. When a federal district judge issued a nationwide
injunction preventing the Trump administration from blocking funds for sanctuary cities, conservatives protested and liberals
cheered. Liberals were similarly thrilled by a district court ruling that halted the president's order blocking travel
to the U.S. from certain Middle Eastern nations. Yet when several red states sued to block Obamacare, law professors
writing in The Atlantic asked, "Can one judge really impose his ruling from one coast to the other?" District
courts — whose reach should be limited to the area within their geographic jurisdictions except in certain
narrowly-defined circumstances — have inappropriately claimed authority to block presidential and congressional
actions throughout the entire nation.
blocks Trump's border wall emergency. A federal judge in Texas issued a permanent injunction Tuesday blocking
President Trump from using billions of dollars Congress earmarked for the Defense Department to instead build his border
wall. Judge David Briones, a Clinton appointee to the bench, had previously ruled Mr. Trump's move illegal, but
had given both sides a chance to argue over what the remedy should be. "Because defendants' actions are unlawful and
the people's representatives — Congress — declined to augment the border wall budget as defendants
attempt, the public interest would be served by halting them," the judge wrote.
judge blocks billions in Pentagon funding from paying for border wall. Judge David Briones of the U.S. District
Court for the Western District of Texas issued the block in response to a lawsuit by El Paso County, Texas, and the Border
Network for Human Rights. "The President's emergency proclamation was a blatant attempt to grab power from
Congress. Today's order affirms that the President is not a king and that our courts are willing to check him when he
oversteps his bounds," Kristy Parker, an attorney for the litigants, said in a statement. Secretary of Defense Mark
Esper approved $3.6 billion in Pentagon funds to be diverted from other military projects toward construction of the border
wall in September. Half the money allotted came from overseas projects and the other half from projects in the U.S.
blocks Trump's health insurance rule for immigrants. A U.S. judge in Oregon on Tuesday [11/26/2019] granted a preliminary
injunction blocking a Trump administration proclamation that would require immigrants to show proof of health insurance to get a visa.
Lesson: Cut Government. Every Republican president starts day one on the job in charge of a massive
disloyal workforce. Follow the money. Almost every single dollar, to the tune of 95%, donated by a federal
bureaucrat during the 2016 election went to Hillary Clinton. This is a massive challenge for every Republican
president. One of the easiest jobs in the world is being a Democratic president. The federal bureaucracy quite
literally worships you. The media, academia, and entertainment industries call in supporting fires to portray every
move as a Nobel Prize-worthy gesture. The corollary to this is that the hardest job in the world is to be a Republican
president. The executive branch workers you oversee despise you and seek to undermine every move. They are the
head of the resistance, the very heart of the deep state snake.
queen storms into Trump impeachment hearings. A drag queen from Asbury Park, NJ., crashed Capitol Hill on
Wednesday — appearing for the first public impeachment hearings in a red latex dress and bouffant platinum
wig. Pissi Myles, who character is a riff on the actress Missi Pyle, was spotted stalking the halls of the Longworth
building among a sea of grey suits and was reportedly recruited to cover the hearings for a news app called Happs.
"It's a crazy day in Washington! I'm flipping my wig over the high-energy proceedings today," Myles told NBC News.
Strassel's Home Run. [Scroll down] As she notes, the very term "the Resistance" is associated throughout
history with movements designed to fight "occupying powers" as, say, the French Resistance came to life to fight the forces
of the occupying Nazi Germany. And once one goes down that road, as has the Trump-hating Resistance, the Resisters
"view themselves as justified in taking any action necessary to get rid of the occupier." Set loose the Department of
Justice and the FBI to spy on a presidential campaign? No problem. Ambush a Supreme Court nominee "with
uncorroborated sexual assault allegations"? No problem. Use "the impeachment process for political retribution"?
No big deal. This, says Strassel, "has been the behavior of the Resistance leaders, and it has already caused harm to
vital institutions." Yes indeed. And none more prominent than the self-inflicted massive damage the Justice
Department, the FBI, and the "mainstream media" have done to their own credibility.
Pelosi's Stall Tactics Hurt America's Economy. We haven't had a true bipartisan victory in Washington for
seemingly ages, but we are tantalizingly close to getting there. This would be the passage of the U.S. Mexico Canada
Trade Agreement (USMCA). Both parties want this modernized version of the North American Free Trade Agreement to
pass. It is the legacy of Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. But this latest modernized trilateral trade deal for
North America hasn't happened yet because of an endless parade of stall tactics by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She is
blockading a vote of the 435 members of the House of Representatives.
Complex. Much has been written about the so-called Resistance of disgruntled Clinton, Obama, and progressive
activists who have pledged to stop Donald Trump's agenda. The choice of the noun "Resistance," of course, conjures up
not mere "opposition," but is meant to evoke the French "resistance" of World War II — in the melodramatic sense
of current loyal progressive patriots doing their best to thwart by almost any means necessary the Nazi-like Trump.
judge just blocked a new Trump rule forcing immigrants to prove they have health insurance before they can get visas. A federal
judge in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday [11/2/2019] put on hold a Trump administration rule requiring immigrants prove they will have health
insurance or can pay for medical care before they can get visas.
ICE': Protesters shut down event with Thomas Homan at UPenn. An event at the University of Pennsylvania featuring former
Immigration and Customs Enforcement acting Director Thomas Homan as a speaker was shut down by protesters before it even started last
week. Students chanted, "Go home, Homan," and held signs that read, "Abolish ICE," as Mr. Homan sat alongside former Philadelphia
City Solicitor Sozi Tulante and former ICE Public Advocate Andrew Lorenzen-Strait on a panel called, "Detention and Deportation from Obama
to Trump," at the university's Perry World House on Wednesday [10/30/2019]. According to The Daily Pennsylvanian, the student
newspaper, the speakers sat and watched the disruption for 15 minutes before an organizer finally announced that the event had
Recalls Serving With Some Who Tried to Undermine Trump; 'What's At Stake is the Constitution'. Officials serving in
the administration are not free to push their "personal agenda" if they do not like President Trump, former U.S. ambassador to the
United Nations Nikki Haley said this week, arguing that "we have one president at a time, and that president attained his office
by the choice of the American people." Speaking at an American Enterprise Institute event in Washington, where she received
the conservative think tank's Irving Kristol Award, Haley recalled serving in the Trump administration "alongside colleagues who
believed that the best thing to do for America was to undermine and obstruct the president."
blocked in what Democrats charge is effort to uncover whistleblower. House Republicans are complaining that
House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff has blocked efforts to uncover whom Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman spoke
with about concerns that President Trump abused his power in dealings with Ukraine, efforts Democrats charge were designed to
discover the identity of the whistleblower. Democrats who heard at least some portion of the testimony Tuesday [10/29/2019]
by Vindman said the Republicans were pressuring him to reveal the identity of the whistleblower, whose complaint first surfaced
the allegations that sparked the impeachment process.
'fiddles while the USMCA is in the deep freeze'. The U.S-Mexico-Canada Agreement is ready to go, but the Trump
administration blames one person for holding it back: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. "She fiddles while the USMCA is
in the deep freeze," White House trade adviser Peter Navarro told FOX Business' "Mornings with Maria" on Thursday. "The
false narrative here is this whole issue about labor enforcement. That problem's effectively been solved." The
USMCA was ratified by Mexico on June 19. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said Canada will ratify the deal once
Pelosi brings it up for a vote in the House, where her Democratic party regained control in mid-term elections in 2018.
'Immigrants First' Policy. President Donald Trump's key immigration rule change, to discourage immigrants from
relying on public health programs, food stamps, housing assistance and other welfare, got derailed on Friday [10/18/2019] by three
federal judges. Their decisions, blocking Trump's rule from going into effect, are wins for Democrats and immigration
lobbyists. America's poor are the losers. Our country needs to take care of its own needy first. Trump's
proposed rule would make it harder for immigrants who use welfare to qualify for green cards and permanent residence, and it
would give preference to immigrants who fend for themselves. The rule would also require visa applicants to show they
won't use welfare if they're let in the country. Manhattan federal Judge George Daniels blasted Trump's proposed rule
as an "exclusion in search of a justification," implying it was a racist ploy to keep out foreigners.
of Targeting Trump. After failing with the voting machine gambit, the Logan Act, the 25th Amendment, the
emoluments clause, the McCabe-Rosenstein faux-coup, the Comey memos farce, the "resistance" efforts outlined by the New York
Times anonymous op-ed writer, the campaign finance violations accusations, Stormy, tax returns, whistleblowers, leakers, the
Mueller 22 months charade, and now impeachment 2.0, what exactly is the point of impeaching Trump just 13 months
before the election? [...] There doesn't have to be a point to impeachment. Democrats loathe Trump. That is
enough. They would have impeached him on day one of his presidency before he set foot in the White House but they
did not have control of the House. Now they do, so they can.
violated the law by declaring emergency to divert funds to border wall, judge rules. President Trump acted
unlawfully when he declared a national emergency in order to fund his long-promised border wall, a federal judge ruled Friday
[10/11/2019]. Texas federal Judge David Briones' order left open the option he could also temporarily bar construction
of the wall at the southern border. The County of El Paso and an organization called Border Network for Human Rights
sued Trump and the administration earlier this year, claiming the president violated the law when he declared a national
emergency in order to divert funds from the Department of Defense to bankroll the project.
blocks Trump policy that makes green cards harder to get. A Manhattan federal court judge has issued a nationwide order
blocking the Trump administration from enforcing a new regulation that would make it easier to deny green cards and visas to immigrants
who might need public assistance in the future. Judge George Daniels' Friday [10/11/2019] ruling came just days before the so-called
"public charge" rule was set to go into effect on Oct. 18. The new rule would have made it possible to brand any immigrant with
the potential to end up on public assistance as a burden, and consider that in deciding to issue green cards or visas.
Campaign Says Target Center Has 'Backed Off Cancelling The Contract' For Thursday Rally. President Donald
Trump's campaign will soon arrive in Minneapolis to prepare for Thursday's rally at Target Center. It comes after a day
filled with a back-and-forth between the president and Mayor Jacob Frey about who will pay the bill for security at the event.
Trump: We'll sue Minneapolis over $530,000 shakedown by liberal mayor. As of now, Donald Trump is
scheduled to appear at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Thursday [10/10/2019], part of his plan to flip Minnesota to the
GOP in 2020. The city wants to make sure he pays for the privilege — through the nose, apparently. The city
sent a $530,000 security bill to the venue for Trump's rally, which then passed it along to Team Trump, which then promptly
threatened to sue the city over its "outrageous abuse of power."
Minneapolis Mayor, Jacob Frey, Attempts to Block President Trump MAGA Rally. The radical leftist mayor of
Minneapolis, Jacob Frey, is abusing the power of his office and attempting to extort President Trump's re-election campaign
by conjuring a phony and outlandish bill for security in an effort to block a scheduled Keep America Great rally.
Democrat Mayor Frey is using the bogus security charges to pressure the Target Center, site of the contracted October 10,
2019 rally, into preventing Minnesota residents from exercising their First Amendment rights in support of President
Trump. Frey's city government preemptively informed the Target Center that it would be responsible for $530,000 in
security and other costs related to the event. The Target Center attempted to pass the costs on to the Trump campaign
under threat of withholding the use of the arena.
Minnesota Mayor Tries to Extort Money and Block President Trump from Holding Rally in Twin Cities. Liberal
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey is trying to extort money from the Trump Campaign to pay for an outlandish security bill to hold
a campaign rally in the Twin Cities this week. This is a common tactic of the left to deny Trump supporters access to
venues for their events and gatherings. Of course, the violent left NEVER have to go through this same torment.
Mayor Frey is quite bold though for pulling this on the Republican President of the United States. The Justice
Department should sue him for harassment.
campaign threatens to sue Minneapolis over 'phony' security bill for rally. Tensions between Minneapolis city
leaders and President Donald Trump's campaign escalated Monday when the campaign threatened to sue the city for trying to
force it to pay $530,000 for security during this week's rally. Trump's campaign team said in a news release late
Monday night that Mayor Jacob Frey is "abusing the power of his office" by "conjuring a phony and outlandish bill for
security" to cover those costs for Thursday's [10/3/2019] campaign rally. City officials told the Target Center, which
is managed by AEG, that it would be responsible for paying the costs. The center then allegedly tried to pass the bill
on to Trump's team and told them they would not be able to use the arena unless they agreed to the charges.
mayor trying to 'bully' President Trump out of Minnesota, says head of police union. The mayor of Minneapolis,
a Democrat, is trying to "antagonize" and "bully" President Trump to discourage him from coming to the historically blue
state, a police union leader said Tuesday. Lieutenant Bob Kroll, president of the Police Officers Federation of
Minneapolis, said on "Fox & Friends" that Mayor Jacob Frey is discriminating against Trump ahead of his upcoming rally at the
Target Center on Thursday [10/3/2019]. Kroll's claims are in line with Trump's campaign manager, Brad Parscale, who
accused Frey of "abuse of power" over a proposed $530,000 security fee to use the arena.
Campaign: Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey Trying to Block Trump Rally. President Donald Trump's campaign accused
Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey on Monday [10/7/2019] of trying to block the president's scheduled political rally in the city.
"This is an outrageous abuse of power by a liberal mayor trying to deny the rights of his own city's residents just because he hates
the President," Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said in a statement sent to reporters.
Walls Really are Closing In On the Elite. If the Ukraine corruption case is so obviously weak, why rush to use
it as a basis for impeachment? The best answer is that they're scared. They needed something, anything, to
bring down this administration, and this was the best weapon they had on hand at that moment. [...] The personal corruption
and moral bankruptcy of our elite are ripe for exposure. The scandals of the Obama administration, which have been
hushed by a supine media, could be thrust before the public. The attempts of our elites and their allies in the
bureaucracy to prevent Trump's election or to depose him after he became president, are clearly targets of Barr's and
Durham's investigations. Once the dominoes begin to fall, who can say what will follow?
The Media's Lies About Innocent Fathers Also Harm Their Daughters. While I don't know them personally, I can't
help but feel empathy for Justice Brett Kavanaugh's two young daughters, Margaret and Liza. I'm sure it's hard for them
to understand why anyone would attempt to humiliate someone they know is a wonderful man, all based on something even the
attackers know is a lie. I suspect that, like me, Margaret and Liza never thought they would have a famous father, or
that anything so terrible could happen to him as it has to all three of us. My father certainly wasn't famous when I
was growing up, but he is now. He's Andy Puzder. He's often in the press talking or writing about ideas to help
American workers. My dad comes from a working-class background; he worked his way through law school and later became
the CEO of a big company and President Trump's first choice to be America's secretary of labor. While Justice Kavanaugh
made it through the confirmation process, my dad didn't. His nomination was defeated because of abuse allegations that,
like those against Justice Kavanaugh, were not only unsupported but admittedly false.
Durbin Stalls Landmark Immigration Bill, But Won't Explain Why. The "Fairness For High Skilled Immigrants Act"
has already passed the House of Representatives and has bipartisan support in the Senate. The bill would eliminate the
cap on the number of immigrants who come from certain countries, which would in turn reward high-skilled immigrants who want
to come to the U.S. Currently, the U.S. government hands out roughly 1 million green cards every year, but mandates that
no country can receive more than 7% of all employment-based green cards.
How Trump wins.
The Democrats have disgraced themselves through their antics since before Trump took office. They've proven they hate
America, and Americans themselves are only a means to an end for them. They play to the ignorant and uninformed, the
dependent and the needy, the inner-city poor, the Left Coast loonies, and the New England trust fund fortunes. They
have made every effort to resist, delay, halt, or otherwise dilute the impact of Trump's policies and decisions, despite
every measurable metric of national health trending toward greater health and prosperity. [...] They have ended any sense of
honorable disagreement, respectful debate on the merits, or concept of agreeing to disagree. They must leave no trace
of a contrary idea, shut down dissenters, and destroy lives, careers, and businesses. No one is safe.
No one is off limits.
judge blocks Trump attempt to close illegal immigrant family 'loophole'. A federal judge in California ruled Friday
[9/27/2019] against the Trump administration's plan to detain illegal immigrant families longer than 20 days, undercutting the
president's attempt to close the chief "loophole" that caused this year's border surge. Judge Dolly M. Gee, an Obama
appointee, has long been a stumbling block for Homeland Security and its immigration plans, and the ruling was expected.
The administration is likely to quickly appeal. Homeland Security had asked Judge Gee to cancel the Flores agreement, a
1990s-era court settlement that sets out strict rules for how illegal immigrant children who arrive at the border without
parents are treated. Judge Gee in 2015 expanded the agreement to children who arrive with parents.
Why the Democrats
have gone insane. [Scroll down] So what's really going on here? Why have the Democrats, to put it
bluntly, gone berserk? [...] The president is engaged in negotiations of tremendous significance with the Chinese and trying
to neuter as much as possible the violent mullahs of Iran, but the Democrats don't care. In fact, they would prefer he
fail, and seem to be doing everything in their power to make it so. To call that un-American is an understatement.
Actually, it's despicable and deeply immoral, not just for the citizens of this country, but for the world.
judge bars Trump administration's plan to open Alaskan forest for development. The Trump administration's plan
to allow logging in more than 40,000 acres of an Alaskan national forest was put on hold by a federal judge Monday
[9/23/2019]. The U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska issued a preliminary injunction blocking the
development of 42,500 acres of the Tongass National Forest for logging. The court said: "Plaintiffs have
demonstrated that they are very likely to suffer irreparable harm in the absence of preliminary injunctive relief."
The rulings come the day before the Trump administration would have begun reviewing logging bids and offering contracts to
clear out parts of the nation's largest temperate rainforest.
Activists Block D.C. Roads, Disrupt Morning Commute. Climate activist groups plan to "Shut Down D.C." early Monday
morning [9/23/2019], aiming "to take action all over the district to disrupt business as usual." The protest follows a
weekend of climate strikes across the country and coincides with the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York.
Lawsuits Once Again Threaten the Gun Industry. In 2005, a wave of lawsuits threatened to bankrupt the gun
industry. These suits were based on — pick your adjective — "creative," "novel," "inventive," and
"imaginative" legal theories that rarely held up in court, and they did their damage primarily by forcing gun companies to
incur the costs of defending against them. Congress, seeing the problem, stepped in to put a stop to it — or
at least tried to — by passing the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA). A decade and a half
later, anti-gun activists have responded with yet more new legal theories, and the Connecticut courts have bought one of them.
on reported Kavanaugh allegations: There's nobody Democrats don't want to impeach. Sen. Ted Cruz
(R-Texas) said the attention to the recent New York Times report on sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice
Brett Kavanaugh reflects the "shameful circus" from the Senate hearing last year. The Texas senator told George
Stephanopoulos on ABC's "This Week" that he thinks the Democratic candidates will call for impeachment to rile their
base. "I bet you, the next Democratic debate, they'll all be saying, 'Impeach Kavanaugh. Impeach Trump,'" Cruz
said. "There's nobody they don't want to impeach. And at some point, they just have to let the anger go and
recognize that the democratic process actually moves on."
Activists Try to Shut Down Heathrow by Flying Drones in Front of Passenger Planes. Brain-dead climate activists
came up with the scathingly brilliant scheme of protesting against airplanes at Heathrow Airport by flying drones in front of
passenger planes to prevent them from taking off or landing. I guess the climate activists got it in their heads that
making airplanes crash would be an excellent way to reduce the world's carbon footprint. Fortunately, British police
foiled their plan by jamming drone frequencies. Several nutcases were arrested and, for the moment, plane passengers
have been spared the ordeal of being grounded by idiots who think threatening to kill people is a legitimate way of battling
a 'Fair and Impartial Judiciary Has Special Meaning' to Second Circuit Nominee Menashi. According to someone
present at Second Circuit nominee Steven Menashi's confirmation hearing on Wednesday, it was difficult to hear Menashi's
poignant retelling of his family's flight from vicious mobs in 1940s Iraq because of a vicious mob in the Dirksen
building. So I provide here an extensive excerpt from Menashi's opening statement: [...]
Candidates Want To Punish Energy Companies To Satisfy Left-Wing Nuts. Democratic presidential candidates have
gone so far off the rails that they are now even fabricating their records to promote policies so far to the left that they
are at odds with many former top Obama Administration officials. Last week, Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) lied and
said she sued Exxon Mobil when she was California's attorney general. In reality, she did not sue Exxon —
she only investigated the oil company. While this demonstrates Harris's loose relationship with the truth, it does show
she thinks it's good to sue Exxon and other energy companies. Harris supports climate litigation, even if she hasn't
pushed it herself. Climate litigation aims to punish energy companies for the sake of the environment. These
lawsuits don't actually help the environment, but they do waste taxpayer dollars on behalf of politicians' ambitions, and
enrich plaintiff attorneys.
of American Infrastructure. In less than 20 years, the Chinese have completely transformed their rail
transportation network. This is typical for the Chinese. China is also building three new airports —
offshore. [...] To argue that Americans don't need high-speed rail, or massive new airports on ocean landfill, or yet
another massive hydroelectric dam, is beside the point. Americans can't do any big projects. A perfect
example is the Keystone Pipeline, which, if it's ever completed, will be capable of transporting 830,000 barrels of oil per
day south from the tar sands of Alberta to existing pipelines in Nebraska. This pipeline has been tied up in permitting
delays and litigation since 2008. Eleven years later, not one mile of pipeline has been built. Even with aggressive
support from the Trump Administration, will Keystone ever get built? Not if an army of environmentalist plaintiff
attorneys have their way.
In Pittsburgh Announce Boycott Of Local Businesses For Trump Support, Backlash Ensues. The far left has been
saying for two years now that Trump is a fascist, but they need to look into a mirror if they want to see what a real fascist
looks like. In Pittsburgh, leftists have been compiling a list of local small businesses which are owned by Trump
supporters because they want to put these people out of business.
protesters block rush-hour traffic in Boston area; 12 arrested for trespassing at Amazon. Police in
Massachusetts reportedly arrested 12 pro-immigration protesters Thursday [9/5/2019] after hundreds of demonstrators marched through
the Boston area, blocking rush-hour traffic. The group, arrested for trespassing at the Amazon building in nearby
Cambridge, across the Charles River via the Longfellow Bridge, were advocating for private businesses to stop cooperating
with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Cambridge police said, according to The Hill. The unscheduled
route frustrated passengers and police. "It's rush hour, there's only one way (on the bridge). Take some other way
around," a man said to WBZ-TV in Boston. The protesters reportedly refused to tell police their planned route.
Reserve Bank's 'myth of political neutrality' now is dead and gone. Donald Trump is only the most recent POTUS
to discover that the Fed wields enormous political power, able to speed up or slow down the economy via its manipulation of
interest rates and the money supply. He is far from the first president to complain about the Fed when he perceives it
as hampering his growth agenda. What is different is that one of the top officials of the Fed in recent years has
fought back and urged the Fed to operate so as to exert political influence against Trump.
Expects McCabe Arrest — That Explains Why CNN Hired Him. The Lawfare group are the external
influence agents for corrupt politically motivated lawyers working in government. The group fingerprints show up
everywhere including among "beach friends" and legal schemes hatched from the premise of their assembly. Lawfare = use
the law as a tool in warfare. The Lawfare group is headed by Comey's friend Benjamin Wittes; and the group give resistance
advice to ideologues inside government as well as outside organizations who are resisting (suing) the Trump administration.
Reserve Official Bill Dudley Calls on Fed to Manipulate Economy to Stymie Trump's Reelection. Former New York Fed
President Bill Dudley on Tuesday [8/27/2019] called on the Federal Reserve to manipulate the economy to stymie President Trump's
reelection. Dudley made the plea in an op-ed published by Bloomberg News. Dudley argued that Trump's effort to reset
trade with China is hurting the economy and that the Fed should enact policies that hinder Trump and hurt his reelection chances.
Wallace: If Ginsburg Leaves, It'll Make Kavanaugh Hearings 'Look Like a Tea Party'. On Friday's [8/23/2019]
broadcast of Fox News Radio's "Guy Benson Show," FNC host Chris Wallace stated that if Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
has to leave the court, the fight over her replacement would make the Kavanaugh hearings "look like a tea party."
Ploy Is Conjuring A Recession. The latest ploy of the anti-Trump press phalanx, and their weekly echo chamber
of assorted Democratic candidates and legislators, is to try to move the voter-approval needle by insisting an economic
recession is about to occur. The problem is, it isn't. As weeks pass without a recession or even increasing
objective statistical hints of a recession, the continued trumpeting of a recession becomes self-stifling. Not even the
economically illiterate mouthpieces of CNN and MSNBC can keep a straight face for long predicting recession when there are no
signs it is happening.
The Editor says...
The surest way to induce an economic recession in this country is to elect another socialist nitwit as president.
Democrats appear less likely to get Trump's tax returns before 2020 election. House Democrats appear
increasingly unlikely to secure President Trump's tax returns before the 2020 presidential election, according to interviews
with legal experts and several lawmakers, as resistance from the Trump administration has stymied the party's efforts to
obtain his personal financial records. Several Democrats involved in oversight, including Rep. Daniel Kildee
(Mich.) of the Ways and Means Committee, see a long path to getting a final court decision, even if they expect to win in the
end. Trevor N. McFadden, a Trump-appointed judge who was assigned the case in July, will hear the case first, and
any decision is likely to be appealed to higher courts, up to the Supreme Court.
Candidate John Delaney: Democrats Guilty of 'Cheering on a Recession'. Former Rep. John Delaney (D-MD)
told the Associated Press in Iowa on Wednesday that fellow Democratic presidential candidates were guilty of "cheering on a
recession because they want to stick it to Trump."
Maher Doubles Down on Wish for a Recession. Real Time host Bill Maher doubled down on his desire for a
recession Friday night [8/16/2019]. Maher has expressed his wish for a recession multiple times; hoping that an
economic downturn would lead to President Trump losing his bid for a second term in the White House. Maher first indicated
that he was rooting for a recession on June 8 of last year, when he said "I feel like the bottom has to fall out at
some point and by the way, I'm hoping for it because I think one way you get rid of Trump is to crash the economy. So
please, bring on the recession. Sorry if that hurts people but it's either root for a recession or you lose your democracy."
The Editor says...
Who hates America as much as the man who would rather see the entire economy crash than to see his political foes succeed?
joins MSM and Federal Reserve in trying to tank the stock market. In the hours before American equity markets
open for trading, China sent a huge sell signal to the traders on Wall Street. [...] China made this announcement after
viewing yesterday's steep decline in the American equity markets, sort of a one-two punch aimed at searing into investors and
the voting public the notion that a recession is coming, which can be a self-fulfilling prophecy. No matter that our
economy is still strong, even as Europe and Japan falter. Jack Hellner points out that the yield curve inversion
yesterday [8/14/2019] was a very weak excuse to drive down the market, yet the media pretended and hammered home the theme
that it is a sign of impending doom.
illegal.' Trump sues California over new law targeting his tax returns. President Donald Trump, the California
Republican Party, and the national GOP joined together Tuesday [8/6/2019] to sue California over a new tax-return law Gov. Gavin
Newsom signed last week. The law requires Trump and other presidential candidates to release the last five years of their tax
returns to get their names on the state's 2020 primary ballot.
Just Got Another Win In Court, Democrat Party Lawsuit Is Dismissed With Prejudice. Ridiculous lawsuits have
become the norm during the Trump era in regards to targeting a Presidential administration. Just a few weeks ago, a
judge threw out a lawsuit brought by various activists alleging that Trump was violating the emoluments clause. While
there are still quite a few outstanding, another frivolous lawsuit bit the dust today [7/30/2019] and this one was filed
directly by the Democratic party.
Baltimore, and Racism. One of the great anomalies of today's U.S. House of Representatives is the propensity of
elected Democrats to ignore their Congressional districts and voters' needs for the glories of the Trump Investigation
Circus. [...] It is not clear how many hours Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi, Jerrold Nadler, or Elijah Cummings sleeps, but these
individuals devote their days, nights, staff times, television appearances, and public speeches to conducting one after
another ridiculous investigation of President Trump. That is their focus, their attention, their purpose. They
simply do not attend to their constituents with the focus that voters presumably would expect if constituents were more
'racist' won't clean up our cities. [Scroll down] So it seems we can't talk about our southern border
because to do so is racist. We can't have a dialogue about problematic inner-city schools because any such discussion
is racist. America can't debate violent crime because the judicial system is racist. America cannot move forward
in any way because liberals don't want to. They like things the way they are — the crime, the rats, the
drugs, the decay, and the rot.
Virginia state delegate interrupts President Trump's speech in Jamestown. Virginia Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-86th)
interrupted President Donald Trump's speech Tuesday [7/30/2019] in Jamestown. Trump was speaking at the 400th Anniversary of
the America's First Representative Legislative Assembly, but the president was stopped by Samirah a few minutes into his speech.
"I disrupted the President's speech in Jamestown because nobody's racism and bigotry should be excused for the sake of being
polite," Samirah said in a prepared statement. "The man is unfit for office and unfit to partake in a celebration of
democracy, representation, and our nation's history of immigrants. [...]"
refuse to help fix border crisis because bashing Trump is more fun. Now that Democrats have stopped calling the
untenable situation at America's southern border a "manufactured crisis" and recognized it as a "humanitarian crisis,"
perhaps a bipartisan solution can be found to at least one aspect of the problem: the continuing flow of unaccompanied
children across the border. But we shouldn't hold our breath. The left — activists, the media and Dem
politicians — are more interested in badgering the Trump administration than solving the crisis.
The Mueller Fantasy
Comes Crashing Down. In the hours and days after Mr. Mueller gave his opening statement before the House
Judiciary Committee, it became clear how tenaciously many liberals and progressives are clinging to fantasy — not
just that President Trump will eventually find himself impeached and removed, but also that they can advance their values by
means of legal machination rather than political vision. And at a moment of intense polarization in American politics,
this fantasy is especially shortsighted.
Democratic Party has become
a Continuing Criminal Enterprise. In cooperation with Democrat-aligned Federal Judges, and with the complicity
of multiple outlets of the liberal media, the Democrat Party continues to act to block and delay efforts by the Federal
Government to prohibit and interdict the illegal entry of persons into the United States from Mexico. An unknown number
of those persons pose a clear and present physical danger to America's citizenry. Facilitating the entry of criminals
into the U.S. is, on its face, a criminal enterprise.
10 Things Democrats Want
to Take Away. Lately, Democrats have been talking a lot about "what's at stake." Want to know what's at
stake? A booming economy, safer communities, and a strong military. When everyday Americans look at their bigger
paychecks or the "now hiring" signs in their hometowns, they have only one party to thank for that. Spoiler: it
isn't the Democrats. No, they fought us every step of the way as we worked to help everyone in this country have a
chance at a better life. When we rolled back regulations that were hurting families and small business owners, they
voted NO. When we overhauled an outdated tax code so that workers and families could get ahead, they voted NO.
And they had plenty of chances to help us with border security, and they always voted NO.
Trump trade deal with
Canada and Mexico gives Dems what they want — Why won't they support it? This week, President Trump
appeared to renew his threat to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) if Democrats do not pass his
new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). His threats may worry pro-trade Republicans, but they are music to the
ears of anti-NAFTA Democrats, who would love nothing better than to get rid of NAFTA without giving Trump a trade victory.
are lying to the American people about ICE and immigration. The issues surrounding zero tolerance and the
conditions of confinement at Border Patrol stations is an important one and it is vital that the American people know the
facts. But every time one of the witnesses or members of Congress said something that was downright wrong —
a lie, an intentional mis-truth — and I attempted to speak up and correct the record, I was refused many times the
opportunity to speak. They didn't want to hear from me. They didn't want the truth. They simply wanted to
continue to push their false narrative about the Border Patrol and ICE. They wanted to continually attack our president.
objects to Trump judicial nominee — who was her intern! Sen. Dianne Feinstein is an excellent
judge of character, except when she's not. Last fall, America learned Feinstein employed a spy for the Chinese
government for two decades. Feinstein told the FBI she was unaware and promptly fired the man, who worked as her
driver, without any consequences for either of them. Now, the 86-year-old senator from California is weighing in on the
character of a man President Trump appointed to fill a seat on the Ninth Circuit Court, and it seems Feinstein's judgement
responds to big win; appeals court dismisses Emoluments Clause case attacking his brand name. The Fourth Circuit
Court of Appeals dismissed an Emoluments Clause claim against President Trump on Wednesday [7/10/2019], questioning whether the
lawsuit was an "appropriate use of the courts." "The District and Maryland's interest in enforcing the Emoluments Clauses
is so attenuated and abstract that their prosecution of this case readily provokes the question of whether this action against
the President is an appropriate use of the courts, which were created to resolve real cases and controversies between the
parties," wrote Judge Paul Niemeyer, speaking for the court.
Circuit refuses Trump request to block judge's ruling to stop military funds for border wall. An appeals court
denied the Trump administration's emergency request to block a federal judge's ruling that prevents President Trump from
using $2.5 billion in military funds to build a wall along the southern border. [...] The Justice Department appealed after
U.S. District Court Judge Haywood Gilliam, who is an appointee of former President Barack Obama, ruled to permanently block
the $2.5 billion after issuing a temporary injunction in May to stop the administration's use of the funds. The ruling
stymied several construction projects in California, Arizona, and New Mexico.
judge blocks Trump policy keeping asylum seekers locked up. A federal judge in Seattle on Tuesday [7/2/2019]
blocked a Trump administration policy that would keep thousands of asylum-seekers locked up while they pursue their cases,
saying the Constitution demands that such migrants have a chance to be released from custody.
Circuit judge rules against border wall construction in Ariz., Texas, N.M.. In their decision Friday [6/28/2019], the U.S.
District Court of Northern California added a number of states where construction of the wall will not be allowed. Those states include
Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. The judge also solidified a previous order barring wall construction From [sic] may [sic], which
pertains to California. This comes amid an ongoing battle for funding to build the wall, which the judge in this latest ruling called an
attempt to bypass Congress. The president has since denounced the ruling as being against border security, and in favor of crime.
blocks Trump from using billions in military funds for border wall. A federal judge on Friday [6/28/2019] issued a ruling
blocking the Trump administration from tapping billions of dollars in military funds to construct a wall on the United States's southern
border. U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam issued the permanent injunction in a California federal court, after initially ruling
last month to temporarily halt the administration's use of military funds for the border wall. President Trump declared a national
emergency earlier this year in order to divert roughly $6 billion in Defense Department funds toward border wall construction.
Friday's ruling blocks the administration from using $2.5 billion in military funds for a border wall.
CAP Fuels Dark Money Group Hitting Trump with Lawsuits. The Democracy Forward Foundation, a D.C.-based 501(c)3
nonprofit, was founded in 2017 to "help expose the rampant corruption in the Executive Branch and fight in court on behalf of
the people it hurts." The group also has a 501(c)4 "social welfare" arm that goes by Democracy Forward. The foundation
has filed suit against numerous government agencies, such as the Department of Justice, Department of Treasury, and the
Office of Management and Budget, and has aided other entities with similar litigation, including Baltimore's lawsuit against
the Trump administration over immigration policy. The group, which has maintained a relatively low profile despite its
litigation efforts against the administration, dubs itself "nonpartisan" and is referred to as "anti-corruption" by major
media outlets. The group's leadership, however, is made up of Democratic operatives, including [former Clinton campaign
manager John] Podesta himself.
Dems' 2020 Election Strategy. Investigations. Every single day's news is dominated, day after day, week
after week, month after month by investigations of the President, subpoenas to his executive branch, his friends and
associates, his family. Investigations that go from Michael "Cash Cab" Cohen as the very first sworn witness of the
Congressional term to Mueller to John Dean, who masterminded Watergate. It's like swearing-in Harvey Weinstein to
testify about Bill Clinton. And never-ending daily discussions of: FISA warrants. Redactions. Grand
jury transcripts. Hold the Attorney-General in contempt. Hold the Secretary of the Treasury in contempt.
Hold the Secretary of Commerce in contempt. Demand the President's taxes. Subpoenas and litigation for his taxes.
federal judge blocks ICE from making civil immigration arrests inside state's courthouses. A federal judge in
Massachusetts on Thursday [6/20/2019] blocked federal authorities from making civil immigration arrests inside the state's
courthouses. US District Judge Indira Talwani issued a preliminary injunction that blocks US Immigration and Customs
Enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security "from civilly arresting parties, witnesses, and others attending
Massachusetts courthouses on official business while they are going to, attending, or leaving the courthouse," according to
the court order.
in MA Blocks ICE from Arresting Alien Criminals in Courthouses. This is absurd. Anyone can come into the country
without vetting and ICE can't arrest criminal illegal aliens in courthouses. These Democrats are destroying the country.
pass bill to STOP Trump from going to war without their approval. House Democrats passed an appropriations bill
Wednesday that includes a measure that would block Donald Trump from using the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force
to go to war with Iran as tensions with Tehran continue to rise. The 11-line measure, approved as part of a nearly $1 trillion
appropriations bill that includes funding for the military, health programs and the Energy Department, will likely be struck down
in the Republican-controlled Senate. It's reasonable to anticipate that Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader, would not
send the version of this bill to the president's desk — especially since it takes away power from the presidency.
The Editor says...
Such a law already exists. It's called Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution. It's just a shame that
elected Members of Congress don't know about it.
New Strategy To Defeat Executive Privilege: Subpoena Randos! After the John Dean debacle, Washington Post columnist Karen
Tumulty lamented, "Is this the best Democrats can do?" Staging stunt hearings is apparently the only thing Democrats can do.
Mining There Is No 'Green Revolution'. The recent threats by Beijing to cut off American access to critical
mineral imports have many Americans wondering why our politicians have allowed the United States to become so overly
dependent on China for these valued resources in the first place. [...] The U.S. Geological Survey reports that we still have
about 86% of key mineral resources such as copper and zinc remaining in the ground, waiting to be mined. These
resources aren't on environmentally sensitive lands, such as national parks, but on the millions of acres of federal, state
and private lands. The mining isn't happening because of extremely prohibitive environmental rules and a permitting
process that can take five to 10 years to open a new mine. Green groups simply resist almost all new drilling.
Block Emergency Funding for Border Crisis. Democratic Senator Pat Leahy bluntly told GOP Senators that
Democrats are blocking $4.5 billion needed to manage the Central American migration emergency until Republicans
submit to their pro-migration demands.
The Open Border Extremists.
Since he was inaugurated, President Trump has been searching for solutions to the immigration problem and most —
nearly all — of what he's tried to do has been thwarted by the Dems and court actions.
go dumpster diving for William Barr contempt. Democrats finally formally introduced what they've been
threatening to introduce for weeks now: their latest lame-road attempt to derail President Donald Trump's presidency.
They call it a contempt resolution. It's aimed at holding Attorney General William Barr and ex-White House counsel Don McGahn
in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents that would put Barr in violation of the law — the full,
unredacted findings of special counsel Robert Mueller, the ones that contain protected grand jury statements.
City Officials Fight To Keep Chick-Fil-A From Doing Business. Another city has taken up the torch in the Left's
ongoing quest to hound fast-food giant Chick-fil-A. "A San Mateo County official is pushing to stop a Chick-fil-A
restaurant from opening up in Redwood City," reports CBS Local news. "The McDonald's restaurant on Whipple could soon
be tuning into a Chick-fil-A, making it the chain's 13th restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area." San Mateo County
supervisor David Canepa told reporters he is seeking to prevent the restaurant from obtaining an "architectural permit" due
to its founder, Dan Cathy, previously expressing support for traditional marriage and for donating funds to pro-marriage groups.
Why Are Democrats
Obstructing Justice? In what can only be described as legitimate obstruction of justice, unlike the vague
allegations against Donald Trump in the Mueller report, Democrats are frustrating Barr's investigative efforts with a number
of procedural maneuvers coupled with public ad hominem attacks against the attorney general. Panicked over a White
House directive that would permit the declassification of key documents related to the FBI probe, House Intelligence
Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) encouraged top intelligence officials to quit rather than submit to Trump's
Democrats are preventing Trump from securing the border. President Donald Trump has announced that he will impose a
5 percent tariff on goods imported from Mexico on June 10, 2019, unless Mexico takes effective action before then to
dramatically reduce the number of Central American migrants crossing its territory to reach the United States. If the
crisis continues, Trump said he will raise the tariff every month until it reaches 25 percent in October. This is a
dramatic shift from his previous border security measures, such as a border wall. The money for those projects would
have come from federal taxes. Voters wouldn't have been impacted directly. The tariff, however, will raise the
cost of groceries, cars, and many other consumer goods. Voters will notice, and they won't be happy about it.
Nadler Starts The Mueller Hearings And His First Witness Is Hilariously Bad. Jerry Nadler, Chairman of the
House Judiciary Committee, has decided he's moving forward with hearings on the Mueller report. Because we must get to
the bottom of what happened, according to Democrats, and 400+ pages from the Mueller report just won't do. In reality,
this is a partisan exercise with no real end game except to drag the issue out into the 2020 election.
Schiff Demands Authority Over Executive Branch Declassification, and Advanced Warning of Investigative Content.
First, the executive branch controls the declassification process unilaterally. The legislative branch can request
briefings; and customarily the executive informs the 'gang of eight' (when needed) on matters of intelligence releases.
However, the legislative branch has no authority over the independent decisions/purposes of the executive in that
regard. Second [Mr. Schiff] claims the Declassification Directive is inappropriate because President Trump has
empowered the U.S. Attorney General with discretionary decision-making; while Schiff simultaneously avoids/manipulates the
inherent conflict avoided by President Trump in granting discretionary decision-making authority to the AG.
Finally Has the Wind at his Back. President Donald Trump has been sailing into the wind, against the tide,
dragging an anchor, for the first two years of his presidency. And despite these hindrances, he is presiding over a
booming economy and record low unemployment, circumstances that were said to be unattainable without a magic wand, according
to the last president. [...] The wind against him has been the virtually nonstop negative media coverage each and every
day. Not just anti-Trump spin, but actual fake news. Media outlets bristle when accused of peddling fake news,
but one has to only look to last weekend for the latest example. Time columnist Ian Bremmer fabricated a Trump
quote and set it loose in the Twitterverse, only to be immediately retweeted by other Trump haters like CNN's Ana Navarro,
before being deleted. No contrition was offered since in their view the quote "could have" been true.
Cooper Complains About FB After They Won't Remove Funny Pelosi Parody Video. For the past two years, what have
Democrats accomplished? Resist, investigate, whine, divide, project promote identity politics, whine, lie, deceive, and
lay false accusations. Did I mention whine? I may have missed a few things here, but what have they accomplished?
judge blocks Trump from using Defense funds for parts of border wall. A federal judge on Friday night
[5/24/2019] blocked President Donald Trump from tapping into Defense Department funds to build parts of his US-Mexico border
wall. In a 56-page ruling, Judge Haywood Gilliam of the Northern District of California blocked the administration from
moving forward with specific projects in Texas and Arizona, saying Trump couldn't disburse the funds without congressional
approval. The lawsuit that prompted the ruling was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of the
plaintiffs, the Sierra Club and Southern Border Communities Coalition. Although Friday's ruling does not prevent the
Trump administration from using funds from other sources to build the projects, it's a setback for the President on a
signature agenda item that has consistently been thwarted by Democrats in Congress.
Barr Joins VP Pence, Also Says 'Nationwide Injunctions' Are Unconstitutional. This week, Attorney General
William Barr joined Vice President Mike Pence in condemning the harrowing recent rise of "nationwide injunctions" as
anti-constitutional judicial power grabs that disturb the carefully calibrated separation of powers system that the
Constitution's Framers so sagaciously devised. [...] As a factual and historical matter, Barr is completely correct about
the anti-constitutional remedy having only recently increased so dramatically in its judicial deployment.
Democrats' Wall Funding Lawsuit Runs Into a Skeptical U.S.
Judge. A U.S. House of Representatives attempt to block President Donald Trump from spending about $6.1 billion
on a southern border wall ran into what could be a major obstacle of its own Thursday — a skeptical federal judge.
The Democrat-led chamber asked U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden in Washington to bar the administration from reallocating the
money from other Defense Department projects in the wake of Congress's outright refusal to give the president all the funding he
sought for the project. But the judge — a 2017 Trump nominee — had reservations, opining at the outset
about an apparent lack of legal precedent and whether courts are the right forum for resolving disputes between the executive and
aren't interested in legislating, and Trump knows it. Politics is a business of trade-offs, and I don't know a
single person who would give me something I want if they know I'm going to go on TV immediately after and call them a lying
criminal. But that's what Democrats are asking for. The endless probes into Trump's 2016 campaign and the Russia
collusion that never was, his tax history, and his personal business is exactly today what it was two years ago:
political. It has worked. Trump's presidency is handicapped by the accusation that he worked with Russia to steal
the 2016 election, even if he was cleared. There's a perpetual cloud over the White House with Democrats pushing
conspiracy theories about Trump and his family, their businesses, and personal lives.
Correctly Cannot Work Productively With People Aiming to Destroy Him. Anyone who ever has been in any business
or profession knows the difference between the challenges of trying to get something done with others who have differing,
even competing, goals versus the utter impossibility of accomplishing anything serious and meaningful with people bent
on personal vendettas of destruction. When Trump tries to engineer a revamped trade deal with Mexico and Canada, he
knows that each side will negotiate to achieve its respective goals. [...] By contrast, when dealing with Democrats driven by
an insane desire to impeach Trump or "at least" to destroy him personally — to ferret through his personal taxes,
to go after his family and associates, to concoct one hoax after another aimed at bringing down his very reputation and raising
preposterous specters regarding treasonous collusion with enemies or engaging in "cover-ups" — there is no point in
his proceeding with them. No matter what is agreed, they ultimately will sabotage him and the agreement.
Jerry Nadler's cynical, cowardly
show. Jerry Nadler was at it again Tuesday [5/21/2019], waxing indignant about former White House counsel Don McGahn's refusal to
testify before the House Judiciary Committee. It's all a show, meant to keep old news in the headlines, and to appease the large "Impeach
Now!" wing of the Democratic Party without actually doing anything. Everyone on Judiciary knows perfectly well that Congress can't compel
testimony from top presidential advisers except in the most extraordinary circumstances: The chief executive's right to frank, confidential
discussions with his staff is well-established. So Nadler's bluster about how he'll "go to court to secure" McGahn's appearance is just
noise for the cameras.
Democrats like Nadler and Schiff are a plague upon this nation. After the 2016 election, the disease broke out
throughout the Democratic Party, infecting millions of progressives who had confidently assumed that Hillary Clinton would be
their president. Unable to accept their loss, they descended into a depression of their own making. Those first
afflicted, James Comey, John Brennan, James Clapper, Robert Mueller, et al., rather than do their due diligence to stop the
epidemic they had begun, doubled down and did everything they could to exacerbate the plague. For nearly three years now,
this truth-resistant cancer has eaten away at our body politic. So blighted are the Democrats in Congress that they have
been unable to perform any of their duties as representatives of their constituents.
Judge: Congress Can Subpoena Trump's Personal Finances. House Democrats are pursuing members of the
president's family and private family-owned businesses, demanding banking records and financial statements. As part of
this partisan attack strategy, two committees in the U.S. House of Representatives controlled by Democrats — the
Financial Services Committee and the Select Committee on Intelligence — issued subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and
Capitol One Bank for at least ten years of records involving President Trump's children, the children's spouses, and various
family businesses including the Trump Organization.
agenda hampered by troubling number of lower court injunctions, Barr says. Attorney General William Barr on
Tuesday said he has noticed a troubling trend of nationwide injunctions issued by lower courts that have taken their toll on
President Trump's agenda and threaten the political process for future administrations. Barr, who has been accused by
Democrats of protecting Trump after the release of the Mueller report, told the American Law Institute that there is a new
trend of judicial "willingness" to review executive action, which injects courts into the political process. He pointed
to the district court in California that in January 2018 issued a temporary injunction to block the Trump administration from
ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.
vote on hold as House takes 'inventory' of additional contempt charges against Trump administration.
Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said Wednesday [5/15/2019] the House won't take up a contempt measure against anyone in the Trump
administration before the Memorial Day recess, which would push off any action until June at the earliest. Hoyer, told
reporters Democrats are waiting to "take an inventory," of more contempt charges against Trump administration officials
related to the president's refusal to fully cooperate with sweeping House investigations by six different committees.
vs. Congress Isn't a 'Constitutional Crisis,' It's How the Constitution Is Designed to Work. House
Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi say we are now in a "constitutional crisis" because
Attorney General William Barr declined to comply with a Judiciary Committee subpoena for the unredacted Mueller Report and
underlying materials based on President Trump's assertion of executive privilege. The Judiciary Committee responded by
recommending, with a party-line vote, that Barr be held in contempt. The Democrats' pronouncement comes amidst other
disputes between the executive and legislative Branches: Barr's no-show at a Judiciary Committee hearing; the Treasury
Department's refusal to provide the House Ways & Means Committee with Trump's business and personal tax information; and the
unresolved effort by the House Intelligence Committee to get the full Mueller Report, ostensibly for counterintelligence purposes.
Continue Presidential Harassment — Committee Chair Subpoenas Trump's Tax Returns. Democrat House
Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal issued a subpoena Friday for President Trump's tax returns. Demmocrats
want the billionaire's returns so they can find something to attack him with. Trump knows this and refuses to release them.
'Constitutional Crisis' Has Been Completely Contrived By #Resistance Democrats. At this very moment, there is a
virtually redaction-free version of the Mueller report available to Nadler and other top Democrats. In this version,
supplied by the Justice Department in deference to Democrats' demand for more transparency, the sum total of the redaction in
Volume II of the Mueller report — the part Democrats say they are most interested in because it deals with
obstruction of justice — is two full lines of text and seven partial lines of text. That document is sitting
in a secure room in the House. Yet not a single Democrat has bothered to look at it.
York State Making Moves To Give Congress Access To Some Of Trump's Taxes. With President Donald Trump not
playing the Democrats' impeachment games (and rightfully so), states have done their part in fighting this administration.
Washington State and New Jersey have passed laws keeping presidential candidates off the ballot if they don't release their
taxes. Well, it's not like any Republican candidate was going to win those states anyway, but it's all part of the two-year
long temper tantrum over Hillary Clinton's shocking election loss in 2016. Taxes remain another front in the ongoing crusade
to impeach Trump. Democrats don't have Russian collusion anymore; that was nuked by the Mueller report. They're still
clinging to obstruction of justice, but there's not enough evidence to pursue charges, as determined by Attorney General William
Barr and soon-to-be-ex Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
Senate Intelligence Committee Republicans Publicly Stand Up for Richard Burr's Rogue Donald Trump Jr. Subpoena.
Not one GOP senator on the Senate Intelligence Committee was willing to publicly align himself or herself on Wednesday evening [5/8/2019]
with the panel's chairman, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), after Burr made the determination, against indications from Senate Majority
Leader Mitch McConnell, to issue a subpoena to Donald Trump Jr. to testify again on the Russia probe. News broke late Wednesday
afternoon that Burr had issued Trump, Jr. a subpoena to try to compel the president's eldest son to testify again. The subpoena
is in contravention of a previous promise Burr made to Trump, Jr. that he would only need to testify once and would not be subpoenaed,
and it contradicts McConnell's edict on Tuesday that the Russia hoax is "case closed" after two years of investigating with no evidence
of collusion or obstruction.
are so many Democrats so reprehensible in exactly the same way? [Eric] Holder actually was in contempt of Congress for
authentic scandals involving deaths of Americans, such as Operation Fast and Furious. Barr is not. Unlike Holder, Barr is
the smartest lawyer in the room. He knows, as does any sentient legal scholar, that to give the House Judiciary Committee what they are
asking for — names of intelligence assets, legally protected grand jury testimony — would be breaking the law. The Democrats with
their handmaidens in the media are manufacturing a "constitutional crisis" simply to hound the president and prolong the collusion hoax as
long as possible.
contempt citations pretty toothless, says Brit Hume. Eric Holder, Lois Lerner proved that. There are a
lot of growls and roars coming from congressional lions of the Democrat party, such as Rep. Jerrold Nadler, over
Attorney General Bill Barr's refusal to comply with their demands that he turn over documents and appear before the hostile
House Judiciary Committee. The thing about that, according to Brit Hume of Fox News, is that none other than the Obama
AG Eric Holder proved congressional contempt citations are toothless. On Wednesday [5/8/2019], the House Judiciary
Committee, chaired by Nadler, is set to vote on whether to hold AG Barr in contempt of Congress, specifically for refusing to
comply with a subpoena for the full, unredacted Mueller report.
Omar Boasts: I'm Trump's 'Biggest Nemesis'. Speaking with The Huffington Post, Rep. Ilhan Omar, who
has made numerous anti-Semtic and anti-America remarks, bragged that she is President Trump's "biggest nemesis." Omar
boasted, "This is a president who has come to power because he was very much willing to vilify and demonize immigrants and
refugees. He so proudly said we should halt Muslims from entering our country. He clearly has a disdain for black
women who see themselves as equal to him. And so, for many people, it's not a surprise that he finds his biggest
nemesis in me. Clearly, I am a nightmare — because he can't stop really thinking about ways that he can
continue to use my identity to marginalize our communities."
of a Nation. The "Resistance" isn't a political movement. It's a political cult whose crisis was the 2016
election. Its irrational belief that Trump is a Russian agent is typical of the conspiratorial mindset of cults.
Its inability to understand that its convictions are completely irrational show how brainwashing works. The 2016
election inflicted on its members a loss of control. Trump became the crisis embodying their loss of control.
Their fear, guilt and anger induced stress that altered their behavior and beliefs. And, within the very recent past,
millions came to believe that Trump was really working for Moscow. This is brainwashing on a timescale so immediate
that we can easily recall it. Yet most of us have trouble understanding how it works and why it works.
moves to keep Trump off 2020 primary ballot. The California Legislature is trying again to force presidential
candidates to publicly disclose their tax returns, hoping a new Democratic governor known for his clashes with President
Donald Trump won't block them this time.
Latest: San Francisco sues Trump over conscience rights. The city of San Francisco is suing the Trump
administration over its new regulation allowing health care professionals to opt out of providing treatments they oppose.
Cotton: No, Jerry Nadler's Tactics Aren't Normal Procedure. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry
Nadler is threatening to subpoena Attorney General Bill Barr. Barr threatened to back out of scheduled and voluntary
testimony on Thursday after Nadler changed the ground rules for the hearing. Nadler wants Committee attorneys, in
addition to lawmakers, to ask questions about the Mueller report. He argues this is standard practice and that Barr
should comply. But according to Republican Senator Tom Cotton, who used to be in the House, Nadler's demands for this
format style are unusual.
the EPA's 'resistance room,' where Trump was never president and climate change is real. No such
thing. That was the verdict delivered by the security guard inside the Ronald Reagan Building on the question of
whether there existed a museum of the Environmental Protection Agency and, more to the point, whether that museum was
somewhere within this airy warren of federal offices in downtown Washington. In fact, she appeared to regard the
question as downright insane. Actually, there was — and is, as of this writing at least —
such a thing as an EPA museum. The security guard looked on with annoyed concession as this reporter produced on his
phone seemingly incontrovertible evidence that not only did an EPA museum exist in the reality-based community, it existed
inside the Reagan Building, which is adjacent to the EPA's headquarters (and just a few hundred feet from the Trump
Judge Slams the Brakes on Trump Order to Open Fed Lands to Coal Mining. A federal judge in Montana delayed a
Trump administration attempt to open up more federal lands to coal mining Friday [4/19/2019], The New York Times
reported. U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris ruled that the Trump administration illegally overturned a moratorium
placed on coal mining on federal lands by former President Barack Obama. Obama instated the policy in 2016 as part of
his administration's environmental agenda to cut coal usage.
judge blocks Trump from keeping illegals in Mexico. Democrat obstruction of the presidency continues as
Obama-appointee Judge Richard Seeborg sided with a liberal group in stopping President Donald John Trump from executing his
constitutional duty as commander in chief. Seeborg is the same obstructionist judge who earlier blocked the Trump
administration from restoring the citizenship question on the census that Obama had unilaterally removed in the 2010
Census. That unconstitutional decision is on appeal.
Democrat subpoenas. A House panel voted yesterday [4/3/2019] to authorize subpoenas to obtain Robert Mueller's full report
on Russian interference in the 2016 election. The vote was strictly along party lines. Democrats aren't going to
issue the subpoena yet. First, they will negotiate with the Justice Department. But Democrats are holding a
losing hand. This subpoena, like all the others House Democrats are thinking about issuing, cannot, in all likelihood,
be effectively enforced. The normal enforcement mechanism for a subpoena is to cite for contempt the party that refuses
to comply. But it's up to the Justice Department to prosecute that case. The DOJ isn't going to prosecute its head.
Largely as a result of unprecedented Democratic obstructionism in the United States Senate, President Trump has yet to staff
many executive positions in his administration or fill many judicial vacancies. This afternoon comes word that the
Republican majority has finally altered Senate rules to reduce debate time on most presidential nominees by reducing
post-cloture debate. They have done so by exercising what the media refer to as the "nuclear option" — what
should probably be known as the Harry Reid option — under which a Senate majority changes the Senate rules.
Amy Klobuchar's Claims about Post-Cloture Debate Shouldn't Go Unchallenged. The Senate today began the process
of addressing one of the tactics Democrats have used to slow the confirmation process. It voted on a resolution that
would limit the time available for debate after the chamber has voted to bring debate to a close. Speaking against the
change earlier today, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), made claims that cannot go unchallenged. Senate Rule 22 provides
a process for invoking cloture, or ending debate. This process includes the voting on a motion that asks: "Is it
the sense of the Senate that the debate shall be brought to a close?" If that motion passes, Rule 22 currently allows
up to 30 more hours of debate before a final vote on confirmation.
Dem asks IRS for 6 years of Trump's tax returns, setting up showdown with White House. President Trump
responded with a dismissive taunt on Wednesday after a House committee chairman formally requested the IRS provide several
years of his personal and business tax returns, in a move that prompted congressional Republicans to warn that Democrats had
"weaponized" tax law. Told by a reporter at the White House that Democrats wanted six years of his tax returns, Trump
replied: "Is that all? Usually it's 10. So I guess they're giving up. We're under audit, despite
what people said, and we're working that out — I'm always under audit, it seems, but I've been under audit for many
years, because the numbers are big, and I guess when you have a name, you're audited. But until such time as I'm not
under audit, I would not be inclined to do that."
The Editor says...
[#1] What the President did with his tax returns six years ago is irrelevant and immaterial to his performance as President.
[#2] Two can play this game, and Mr. Trump could easily use his critics' tax returns to counter anything they find in his.
Mitch McConnell shuts down Democrats' obstruction of confirmation of Trump appointees. Because of unprecedented
abuse of Senate rules, two and a half years into his presidency, President Trump has not been able to put all of his own
qualified, confirmable appointees into senior-level positions. This obstructionism has allowed Obama administration
holdovers to obstruct and sabotage implementation of his policies (and to leak to the media). Senate Democrats have
cynically exploited the Senate rules allowing 30 hours of debate of each appointee to slow down the staffing of his
administration. Finally, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell yesterday pushed through a majority-vote measure that
changes those rules, limiting debate to two hours per appointment. The same trick has been used to limit the
confirmation of federal judges, and those rules also have been changed.
hate Trump more than they want to keep our country safe and secure. For decades, presidents along with scores
of Members of Congress from both political parties have been in agreement that our nation's immigration system is broken and
that a crisis is brewing at our southern border. During his historic 2016 campaign for the presidency, Donald J. Trump,
the ultimate political outsider, made border security and building a beautiful border wall the signature issue of his
candidacy. President Trump appealed to hardworking American citizen-taxpayers from coast to coast who were elated that
there was finally a candidate with the courage to confront the failed status quo by stopping illegal immigration and
reforming the ridiculous chain migration and visa lottery systems. During the first two years of his presidency,
President Trump has never wavered on his commitment to secure our porous southern border. Much to the dismay of the
D.C. swamp creatures, he's determined to make good on his promise to solve the existential threat at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Judge Decrees That Obama's Decisions Are Permanent and President Trump Can't Change Them. In the late December
2016, just a few weeks before his term of maladministration and race-baiting ended, Barack Obama decided to take one more
shot at the country he despised above all others. By executive order, he banned drilling in large swaths of the
Arctic. This had been done by past presidents, but always with a time lime. Obama, being the Lightworker, desired
his decisions to have immortality and he banned drilling in perpetuity. Shortly after he was sworn in, President Trump
issued an executive order overturning Obama's executive order an opening the Arctic to exploration and drilling. The
enviro-nazis sued and yesterday an Obama-appointed judge in Alaska handed down a surprising, yet unsurprising, decision that
because Obama had intended for his ban to last forever, it could not be changed by any other president, but only by act of
tosses Trump executive order, restores Obama drilling ban. President Donald Trump exceeded his authority when
he reversed bans on offshore drilling in vast parts of the Arctic Ocean and dozens of canyons in the Atlantic Ocean, a U.S.
judge said in a ruling that restored the Obama-era restrictions.
Judge scraps Trump
order for Arctic, Atlantic oil leasing. A federal judge in Alaska has overturned U.S. President Donald Trump's
attempt to open vast areas of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans to oil and gas leasing. [3/29/2019]
Dems Submitted A Letter To Barr Saying... Six Democratic Congressmen who chair various committees on Monday [3/25/2019]
sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr formally requesting Special Counsel Mueller's "full report." "Each of our
committees is currently engaged in oversight activities that go directly to the President's conduct, his attempts to interfere
with federal and congressional investigations, his relations and communications with the Russian government and other foreign
powers, and/or other alleged instances of misconduct," the letter reads. According to the Committee Chairmen, Barr's
summary is "not sufficient for Congress, as a coequal branch of government, to perform this critical work."
Democrats Are Relentlessly Harassing the President with Abusive Investigations. [Scroll down] In October
of 2018, Koppel got under the skin of CNN's Brian Stelter when he said that the network's ratings would be in the toilet if
it weren't for Donald Trump, despite the anti-Trump bias that oozes from the television set. It's all part of a rather
funny dynamic. The media hates Trump, but they get rating boosts when they broadcast his rallies, which in turn could
help him win re-election in 2020.
Democrats pass yet another laughable measure. It's pretty clear that the Democratic caucus that runs the House
of Representatives has a low opinion of the intelligence of the American public, but a measure passed Tuesday takes the cake
when it comes to wasting the taxpayers' time, attention span, and money. At least the media have done them the favor of
largely ignoring it. Intoxicated with the idea of investigating President Trump right out of office, until yesterday,
they were able to cling to some pretense of plausibility, even if making ridiculous (and financially ruinous) demands on
anyone associated with President Trump, including his children. Those constraints no longer apply.
Issues 2020 Budget Request To Strengthen American Military. Dems Will Likely Oppose It. The Trump administration has
been determined to restore the American military to strength, and the Democrats taking the House of Representatives may impede that
mission. As far back as June 2017, former Secretary of Defense James Mattis stated that he was shocked at the state of the
American military's readiness.
leading Cold War-style 'inquisition' against Trump, House Judiciary panel's ranking Republican says. The top
Republican on the House Judiciary Committee unloaded on the panel's chairman, Jerry Nadler, in a fiery letter on Thursday [3/7/2019],
accusing the New York Democrat of conducting an unconstitutional "inquisition" into President Trump and his associates "reminiscent
of Eastern regimes during the Cold War." Nadler, who would oversee any impeachment proceedings against President Trump, this
week announced dozens of document requests — including to the National Rifle Association, WikiLeaks and key figures in the
Trump Organization — in a barrage that Nadler called the opening salvo in new and wide-ranging investigations into the
White House. Georgia Republican Rep. Doug Collins, the ranking member on the committee, charged that Nadler's investigation
runs "afoul of nearly 150 years of Supreme Court precedent and over 200 years of oversight conducted by this committee."
None of this is normal.
Half a dozen House committees with Democrats in charge are investigating Trump, his administration, family, appointees, political affairs,
businesses, lifestyle, and various antics. This is abnormal. There's never been an offensive so vast against a president by his
rival party. It took only two committees — one in the Senate, one in the House — to look into the Watergate scandal and
drive President Nixon out of the White House in 1974. But Trump is more popular today than Nixon was, and Democrats are taking
no chances he might escape their grasp.
Circuit Has Just Made Deportation Of Illegals Nearly Impossible. On RedState, we've posted repeatedly on how a
small number of hyper-partisan judges are using the cover of a legal decision to impose their preferred policy goals on the
nation by way of nationwide injunctions and are working actively to stymie any effort by the Trump administration to create
its own policies. While malicious decisions have affected all manner of programs, they are most pronounced and frequent
in those areas most cherished by progressives, in particular, immigration. In its very first days, the Trump administration
was forbidden to place any limits on travel to the US from failed states or state sponsors of terrorism. It took several
trips to the Supreme Court before the Resistance was overcome. One of the most egregious was the decision to forbid the
Trump administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This program, patently illegal
and created by a simple memorandum signed by Janet Napolitano, should have been easily quashed, but it wasn't. Now at least
three federal judges have taken the position that a memo written four Homeland Security secretaries ago cannot be rescinded.
"Show me the man and I'll find you the crime."
Democrats using extreme tactics. House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and House Intelligence
Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) — formerly of Framingham — are everything thing that's wrong
with Washington. Consumed with hate toward the president, the partisan hacks are leading a scorched-earth campaign by
waging endless investigations against President Trump, his family and associates. Unsatisfied that multiple extensive
congressional investigations have found zero evidence of "Russian collusion" with the 2016 Trump campaign —
despite Democrats telling us and every media outlet otherwise — they're now shifting their focus to Trump's
business dealings, taxes, former charitable foundation and virtually every aspect of his life.
Out of Control. Every nomination to the Supreme Court is now a pitched battle replete with paid demonstrators at hearings
and extensive campaigns of character assassination, but that court has sat inert as practically all the Bill of Rights' constitutional
assurances of due process, prompt and impartial justice, and the avoidance of capricious prosecutions have been abandoned. It is
in this, as other civilized jurisdictions would consider it, tenuous state of the rule of law that the antics of the Comey-McCabe FBI
and Brennan-Clapper intelligence direction, and their partisan effort to bend the law to install Hillary Clinton as president and
sandbag Donald Trump, should be considered.
pledges to defund Trump's 'fake climate panel'. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed Tuesday to defund
any effort by the Trump administration to form an advisory committee on climate change, calling it a "fake climate panel."
His floor remarks came after multiple media outlets reported that the White House is assembling a group of science advisers,
including those who cast doubt on worst-case climate scenarios, to assess the federal government's findings on global warming.
Resistance is Everything They Accuse Trump of Being. The fictitious dossier, written by a foreign spy citing unnamed Russian
intelligence sources, was deployed to smear Trump. When the dossier failed to defeat him, it was used to justify endless investigations,
congressional hearings, and ominous news coverage that hobbled his presidency, wrecked his efforts to improve relations with Russia and greatly
diminished voters' confidence in our democracy. Only after this witch-hunt was set in motion was it revealed that the bogus dossier was
a product of the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
Schiff Warns of Subpoenas, Lawsuit Over Mueller Report. A top House Democrat threatened on Sunday to call
special counsel Robert Mueller to Capitol Hill, subpoena documents and sue the Trump administration if the full report on
Mueller's Russia investigation is not made public.
Schiff has collusion problems of his own. [Rep. Adam] Schiff has kept up the pressure in Congress that's
led to endless investigative hearings and the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. But he may have played a
bigger role in all this than anyone realized. Last summer, as John Solomon noted recently, Schiff was spotted openly
talking with Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson in Aspen, Colorado. This, of course, leads to many new questions about
Schiff's affiliation and involvement with Fusion GPS. Was this the first time he met with Glenn Simpson? What is
his past history with one of the more significant characters in the Russia-collusion hoax? Schiff is still working to
hold up the increasingly waterlogged tent of the "collusion" story.
shrinking states sue Trump. As expected, many of the blue states are challenging President Trump in the 9th
Circuit. Again, it's not a shock for those who understand "judge-shopping." The states are California, New York,
Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico,
Oregon, and Virginia. So let the lawsuit go forward, and we will see what happens.
is Trump, and not Obama, the so-called 'dictator'? Trump has tried to get sanctuary cities and states to comply
with immigration law and cooperate with ICE, but he has been blocked by Democrats and complicit judges. Trump is
essentially trying to enforce immigration laws Congress passed and is being thwarted at every turn. Democrats have
declared that illegal aliens crossing the border had to be stopped in the past, but have never followed through. Now
they are absolute obstructionists.
What We Still Have to
Lose. These are dangerous times. The Left has made them so and insists on increasing the danger.
Leftists hold virtually every commanding height in our society — financial, intellectual, educational, cultural,
administrative — and yet they affect the posture of an oppressed and besieged "resistance." Nonsense.
The real resistance is led by President Trump. It is resistance to the Left's all-consuming drive for absolute power,
its hostility to all American and Western norms — constitutional, moral, prudential — and its boundless
destructive enmity. [...] The president stands clearly and firmly against these virulent attacks on America and firmly for
the protection of life and liberty, and the promotion of the good life for the American people. Those are the core
responsibilities of any American president.
Blocked Steve Scalise From Testifying on Gun Violence. House Democrats blocked Republican Whip Steve Scalise
from testifying at a hearing on "gun violence" this week despite being a victim of a shooting. The reason? He
doesn't support new gun control measures Democrats are hoping to pass with their new majority. "It was pretty bizarre.
Historically when Republicans were in charge, even when Democrats were in charge prior to this more radical leftist majority, if
a member of Congress wanted to testify on a committee, they always provided a venue for that to happen," Scalise said. "In
this case they were holding a hearing in the Judiciary on reducing gun violence and I've got a perspective clearly mine dealt with
something that happened to me and I saw how guns were used to save people's lives. It should have been able to be part of
the testimony. They wanted to focus on taking away the rights of law abiding citizens which their bill ultimately does."
Dems block bill requiring medical care for abortion survivors. The Democratic Party seems to be willing to
protect not just late-term abortions, but killing of babies who survive the attempt on their lives. Governor Ralph
Northam's cold-blooded explanation of allowing parents and doctors to discuss whether or not to finish off the victim, as
part of the bill sponsored by Democrat Kathy Tran, shocked most people who heard about it — those who don't rely
on the mainstream media.
Democrats Try to Block 'Emergency Funds' For President Trump's Border Wall. Senate Democrats introduced a bill
Monday to block 'emergency funds' for President Trump's border wall. The legislation, sponsored by Senator Tom Udall
(D-NM), would prevent President Trump from using funds from the Army Corps of Engineers or the Department of Defense's
military accounts to be used to fund his border wall should he declare a national emergency.
Dems Propose Legislation To Potentially Remove Trump's Name From 2020 Ballot. Lawmakers in New Jersey have revived
legislation intended to keep President Donald Trump's name off the ballot in 2020. Democrats have targeted Trump with a
proposal that "requires candidates for President and Vice-President of United States to disclose federal income tax returns
to appear on ballot" and "prohibits Electoral College electors from voting for candidates who fail to file income tax returns."
As he has yet to disclose his tax returns, President Trump's name, if all things were to stay the same, would not appear on the
ballot in the Garden State come 2020 if the bill were to pass.
are trying to Bork and Kavanaugh appeals court nominee Neomi Rao. Neomi Rao is the nominee to fill the vacancy
created on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals created when Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court after a vicious
campaign against him. Rao's Judiciary Committee hearing is Tuesday, February 5. Senate Democrats and liberal
interest groups are trying to attack Rao in order to damage her prospects for a future Supreme Court nomination and to serve
as a warning that if she is nominated, they will Bork and Kavanaugh her.
Dems introduce bill to block Trump from using military funds to build wall. Senate Democrats introduced
legislation on Monday to prevent President Trump from using military and disaster relief funds to construct the U.S.-Mexico
border wall should he declare a national emergency. The legislation would prevent Trump from using funding from the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works funds and military construction funding "for the construction of barriers, land
acquisition, or any other associated activities on the southern border without specific statutory authorization from
Congress" if he declared a national emergency. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) said that while an emergency declaration to
construct the U.S.-Mexico border wall would be challenged in court, "Congress should not wait for the courts to act."
Fires a Shot Over the Bow of Obstructionist, Pro-Crime Democrats. President Trump is growing impatient over the
lack of progress bipartisan negotiators in Congress have been making in talks over funding a desperately needed wall on the
nation's porous multi-state border with Mexico — and this continuing failure makes another government shutdown increasingly
likely this Feb. 15. The GOP-controlled House of Representatives voted 217 to 185 on Dec. 20 for a spending bill with
$5.7 billion for the wall. The measure floundered in the Senate and the partial shutdown got underway Dec. 22.
The Senate remains in Republican hands but the House is now controlled by Democrats.
long are we going to tolerate the sliming of decent people? You'd think they would learn: assassinating the character
of a decent person, just because you disagree with their politics, will not turn out the way you hoped. After their failure to prevent
the elevation of Justice Brett Kavanagh to the Supreme Court, the left is now going after Neomi Rao, who is the Trump administration's nominee
to the important D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. With Kavanagh, they went back to his high school yearbook, searching desperately for
anything that would slime his teenage character. With Rao, they've gone to her college writing!
Democrats vow lawsuit if Trump declares wall emergency. Obstructionist open-borders Democrats will promptly
file a lawsuit to halt the building of a desperately needed wall on the nation's porous multi-state border with Mexico if
President Trump declares a national emergency to move forward with construction, the new chairman of the House Armed Services
Committee is threatening. White House aides have reportedly prepared an executive declaration that gives the president
the ability to redirect billions of dollars in military construction and flood-control funds.
It's Time to Get Real
About Our Enemies. There is more to #TheResistance than the political panic inspired by the likes of House Speaker
Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). They are riding a monster not of their own making.
In order to survive, they are providing cover and normalization of something not at all normal. Conservative pundits have
latched onto the fun words "hysteria" and "Trump derangement syndrome." These words, though cute, mask the seriousness of
what is actually happening. The mass hysteria is a goal and a tactic, whipped up by cool-headed, purposeful people.
It was not caused by Trump's tweets or orange coloring. It has everything to do with a long game to change our country.
The exaggerated, weird loathing of President Trump and all Republicans — that flies in the face of our peace and
prosperity — is the daily work of thousands of professional leftists.
Block GOP Attempts to Pay Federal Workers During Shutdown. House Republicans voted twice over the past two
weeks to pay federal workers during the partial shutdown. Democrats went on tropical spas during the shutdown but won't
pay government employees. They know the liberal media will carry their water.
Lindsey Graham to Investigate Obama and Hillary Scandals. Since taking over the House, Democrats have promised
to open the investigation floodgates. If Donald Trump or anyone in his administration ever so much as misplaced a paper
clip, you can be sure there would be hearings. When the Mueller probe reveals that there is no evidence of Russian
collusion, they will start their own investigation, no doubt. Their main objective is to make sure Trump is not
reelected, and in the meantime, they will do everything they can to make it impossible for him to govern. To them, that
is called transparency and accountability.
blocks bill to pay Coast Guard. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) blocked a request to pay the
Coast Guard on Thursday after Republicans refused to also open the rest of the federal government. Sen. John
Kennedy (R-La.) tried to take up legislation to pay the Coast Guard, which is part of the Department of Homeland
Security. Schumer blocked the request after first asking if Kennedy would modify his request to instead reopen the
quarter of the government currently closed.
State of the Union address is still not happening Tuesday despite shutdown ending, Pelosi says. Despite
President Donald Trump ending the government shutdown, his State of the Union address is still up in the air. One thing
is for sure, however: It's not going to take place on Tuesday as originally planned. "It's not happening on
1/29," said Drew Hammill, a spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Pelosi and the Caucus of Crazy.
Less than a month after regaining their majority in the House of Representatives, the Democrats have already demonstrated why they can
no longer be trusted with power. They are so in thrall to their special interest financiers and extremist base that they
can't accept a compromise favored by 70 percent of the voters on the government shutdown. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's
arbitrary dismissal of President Trump's latest offer as "a non-starter" is not merely unreasonable[,] it does genuine harm to
millions of her own party's most loyal constituents.
state of Nancy Pelosi's union. The new majority party has elected to marshal all resources to destroy President
Trump. Their strategy is to refuse to engage him on public policy (i.e. do their jobs). Instead, they are pouring
all of their energy into investigating every aspect of his life. Rather than provide solutions, they obsess about how
much money people from Liechtenstein might be spending at Trump hotels. Democrats use their bully pulpit not to sell
good ideas, but to complain and whine about the president day in and day out. For voters who just want peace and a
strong economy, it is exhausting, unproductive and ultimately unattractive.
introduce bills to block offshore drilling. A group of House Democrats introduced a suite of eight bills
Tuesday aimed at blocking President Trump's proposal to expand offshore oil and natural gas drilling around the
country. Taken together, the bills would ban or put a 10-year moratorium on offshore drilling in the Atlantic, Pacific
and Arctic oceans, as well as the eastern Gulf of Mexico. The bills came as the Interior Department is expected soon to
move forward on its plan released in January 2018 to open the offshore areas of the Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic and Gulf coasts
to offshore oil and natural gas drilling. That plan has met stiff opposition from political leaders and coastal
communities that neighbor nearly all of the areas.
Pawns of the resistance. On Saturday afternoon [1/19/2019], President Trump put an idea on the table:
DACA for the wall! It was a courageous idea because many in the GOP will balk at it. In other words, President
Trump was willing to take some heat from his side to move the ball forward. What did the Democrats do? Resistance
and more resistance.
Democrats Said No to Trump's Border Compromise. Lots of people are wondering just why Democrats rejected
President Trump's plan to reopen government agencies even before he announced the plan. House speaker Nancy Pelosi
called it a "non-starter," and Senate Democratic whip Dick Durbin rejected it even though, as the Daily Caller noted,
Trump's proposal to protect immigrant "Dreamers" from being deported "included everything" that Durbin had asked for "just
over two years ago."
It's All About the Wall.
In his brief remarks Saturday on border security, Donald Trump outlined a plan that made multiple concessions to Democratic
desiderata in exchange for $5.7 billion to fund 230 miles of the wall along the southern U.S. border. Indeed,
the president's plan deliberately took cues from some Durbin's own legislation on the subject. Didn't matter.
Pelosi said the president's plan was "a non-starter."
Like Lawfare, Has a Role to Play in Resistance Operation. While the media banter relentlessly about their
latest resistance angle du jour; it is perhaps a more beneficial discussion to remind and outline the larger strategy at
play. Honing the political skills. The baseline here is that everything the institutional-left does, is
sequential and planned. This is what they do. This is all they do. None of the characters within the
institutions of professional leftism create anything; build anything; have a life purpose for anything, other than organizing
their efforts to exploit control of others via politics. This is all they know how to do.
It's Now Undeniably The
Pelosi Shutdown. In a nationally televised statement from the White House, President Trump offered concessions
on DACA, expressed a desire to work with Democrats toward a much-needed overhaul of the outdated immigration system and a
desire to end the government shutdown. Speaker Pelosi's handlers released a response to the media even before the
president finished his speech. That response was NO and came at the same time reports indicated Speaker Pelosi was
leaving Washington D.C. for a long weekend at one of her many (walled) properties.
They already have
amnesty. In exchange for a few more miles of a border wall, President Trump agreed to amnesty for about a
million illegal aliens, those whose sympathy stories are worthy of the Amana washer on "Queen for a Day." This is the
same offer he made in September 2017 when Coulter freaked out. The problem with conservatives is we already have open
borders and have had them all along. Democrats have no incentive to negotiate, and they won't.
Left Attacks Trump's Pick to Replace Brett Kavanaugh for Her Smart College Writings. Young conservatives, be
warned: Reasonable ideas written in college — such as the notion that binge drinking can lead to dangerous
consequences for young women — can and will be twisted and used against you should you be nominated for high-powered
positions two and a half decades later. That's what's happening to Neomi Rao, President Donald Trump's nominee to replace
Brett Kavanaugh on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and who reportedly is on the short list for
the Supreme Court.
Seeks to Stall Court-Ordered Discovery on Clinton Email Scandal; Cites Government Shutdown. Susan Rice and Ben
Rhodes will be deposed under oath on the Benghazi scandal. Last week Judicial Watch submitted a court-ordered discovery
plan seeking depositions from top Obama officials involved in Hillary Clinton's email scandal including Susan Rice and Ben
Rhodes. The discovery plan stems from a December, 2018 ruling by Judge Royce Lamberth ordering the State Department and
DOJ to submit discovery in three areas. Judge Lamberth called Clinton's use of the private email server "one of the
gravest modern offenses to government transparency."
Puerto Rico Retreat, Dem House Now Taking An ELEVEN DAY 'Break' From Congress. After more than 30 Democrats
flocked to Puerto Rico over the weekend for a fancy retreat, the Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives will take
an 11-day "break" from Congress. On Tuesday, Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., took to Twitter to slam his progressive
colleagues and urged them to stay in town until the partial government shutdown is over.
by Optics — Democrat House Leader Steny Hoyer Cancels (not really) 11-Day Recess. Amid the ongoing
partial government shutdown; and with the unwillingness of Democrats to negotiate on border security funding; and coming on
the heels of a massive Puerto Rico junket funded by K-Street lobbyists; it may have been a bridge-too-far for Democrats to
start another eleven day vacation on Thursday. So they cancelled it, sort of. House Leader Steny Hoyer technically
cancelled (in writing only) the recess (to keep the talking points out of the hands of the opposition), while factually telling
membership to go ahead and take the vacation but be prepared to return if needed.
Service, DHS say they can handle State of the Union security. The Secret Service and Department of Homeland
Security said they can handle security at President Trump's State of the Union address — which House Speaker Nancy
Pelosi wants Trump to postpone. Both federal agencies have been largely shuttered as the partial government shutdown
enters its record-breaking 26th day. But Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen wrote on Twitter that both agencies
are good to go.
asks Trump to postpone SOTU until gov't reopens; Dems planned move for "months"? It's tough to tell. Does
this make the shutdown a bug, or a feature? Nancy Pelosi has asked Donald Trump to put off his State of the Union
speech to the joint session of Congress until after the funding issues have been resolved: [...] Pelosi's not looking to
restore the proper co-equal-branch dynamics under the Constitution. She was delighted to offer regal hosannas to
Barack Obama, and she'd be equally delighted to offer them to President Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or President Jill Stein, for
that matter. She just doesn't want Trump using Congress to beat up Democrats over the wall.
'security concerns' due to government shutdown, Speaker Pelosi urges delay of State of the Union address. House
Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to reschedule his State of the Union address this month if the government
remains shuttered — or deliver it in writing. "Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government re-opens
this week, I suggest that we work together to determine another suitable date after government has re-opened for this address or
for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to the Congress on January 29th," Pelosi wrote in
a letter to Trump on Wednesday [1/16/2019].
Pelosi's move to disinvite Trump 'unbecoming of the office'. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Wednesday [1/16/2019] it was
"unbecoming of the office" for Speaker Nancy Pelosi to call for a postponement or cancellation of President Trump's planned January 29 State
of the Union address. "I think Speaker Pelosi is playing politics like I've never seen a speaker before," McCarthy, R-Calif., told the
Washington Examiner Wednesday. "I think it's unbecoming of the office to disinvite the president. The American people have the right
to be able to hear the president and the president has a right to deliver a state of the union." Pelosi, D-Calif., said in a letter to
Trump that the partial government shutdown would make it difficult to secure the event, which is attended by members of all three branches of
government and typically requires a massive law enforcement presence.
Judge Strikes! Admin Can't Ask on Census If One's a Citizen! An Obama federal judge in the southern
district of New York has ruled against the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020
census. The Trump administration can't ask if someone is a citizen, even though it was done in 1950. U.S. District
Judge Jesse Furman ordered the administration to stop its plans to include the question on forms for the upcoming national
head count "without curing the legal defects", the judge identified in his opinion released on Tuesday [1/15/2019]. The
Trump administration announced last year that the 2020 census would include a question about U.S. citizenship status.
The left likes to call the question "controversial" because they disagree with it.
judge blocks citizenship question on 2020 census. A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the Trump administration from asking about
citizenship on the 2020 census, ruling that the government cut too many corners in its decision-making on adding the question. The
ruling is a serious blow to President Trump, whose campaign has repeatedly bragged about the controversial question's inclusion.
Judge Jesse M. Furman, an Obama appointee to the bench, rejected immigrant-rights groups' claims that the question was motivated by
racism or other nefarious motives, saying those claims went unproven.
A nuisance lawsuit turns into a serious problem:
Supreme Court rules in favor of oil and gas regulators in Martinez environmental case. The Colorado Supreme
Court on Monday [1/14/2019] overturned a lower court's decision that said the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
was required to weigh the impact of oil and gas development on public health and the environment in deciding whether to
approve new drilling permits and rules pertaining to the oil and gas industry in Colorado. Colorado Supreme Court Justice
Richard Gabriel wrote the unanimous 7-0 decision that was released Monday [1/14/2019], which found that the COGCC "properly
declined to engage in rulemaking to consider a rule" proposed in 2013 by Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and a group of Boulder teenagers.
About the Wall: Democrats are Rejecting a Long List of Other Border Security Measures to Spite Trump.
Last week, Office of Budget and Management Acting Director Russell Vought sent a letter to the Senate Appropriations
Committee outlining requirements for an adequate funding bill. "Appropriations bills for fiscal year (FY) 2019 that
have already been considered by the current and previous Congress are inadequate to fully address these critical issues.
Any agreement for the current year should satisfy the following priorities," the letter states. "The President requests
at least $563 million for 75 additional Immigration Judges and support staff to reduce the backlog of pending
immigration cases." The current backlog for asylum claims made at the border is 800,000 cases. According to the
Department of Homeland Security, asylum claims have increased by 2000 percent over the past five years and approximately
90 percent of them are thrown out in court. President Trump has also requested additional funding for 750 new Border
Patrol Agents and $571 million for 2,000 additional Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents to help "address gang
violence, smuggling and trafficking, and the spread of drugs in our communities."
Convenient: Charter Spectrum has Major Outage Across US before President Trump's Address on Border Security. Spectrum
has announced a major cable outage across the country just 1 hour before President Donald Trump is supposed to address the nation about the
immigration crisis and the need to build the wall. What are the odds? Interesting how the outage is in all major cities and
strikes again!' Less than 4 hours on the job and Dems unanimously vote to leave town. Don't blame President
Trump for the ongoing government shutdown. Look to the Democrats, who unanimously voted to leave town just four hours
into the first day of the 2019 Congress. [...] Republican Congressman Steve Scalise dared the media to report on the
continued Democrat obstructionism. (So far, nada).
Finally Hands Trump A Big Win Against Youth's Global Warming Lawsuit. The Trump administration's battle against
a global warming lawsuit brought by 21 youths will continue into 2019 after a federal court handed the government a big win
over the holiday season. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the Department of Justice (DOJ) in a
Dec. 26 ruling largely missed by major media outlets. The court granted DOJ's petition for interlocutory appeal
that decreases the chances of the climate lawsuit going to trial anytime soon.
The Left Will
Make 2019 a Dark Year. Thanks to the Left's control of the House of Representatives and the news media,
Americans will be kept in a fevered state throughout 2019 — with innumerable hearings, exposés, criminal
investigations and possible indictments of those around the president and the president himself. Truth will not be the
point. Defamation will. Anything that might muddy the president, no matter how spurious, no matter how thin the
evidence, will be pursued with gusto. The media will drop "bombshell" after "bombshell." If lives and careers are
ruined, so much the better; no one should be associating with this president anyway, as far as the Left is concerned. [...]
The goal of the Left to weaken, disable and impeach the president is the heart of its mission to undo the 2016 presidential
Mulvaney Highlights Nancy Pelosi Position to Weaponize Government Shutdown as Part of Coordinated Resistance Agenda. Incoming
chief of staff Mick Mulvaney gives an impromptu press briefing to the media highlighting the position of incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
and the democrat intention to weaponize the government shutdown. Career Democrats are working through a highly coordinated political agenda,
defended by institutional media allies, that involve weaponizing the House of Representatives.
Hate the Wall because Trump Loves It. "The Democrats don't want to let us have strong borders — only
for one reason. You know why? Because I want it," said President Donald J. Trump Wednesday [12/26/2018], to the
laughter of U.S. troops at Iraq's Al Asad Air Base. "But you gave me an idea, just looking at this warrior group.
I think I'll say, 'I don't want the wall.' And then they're going to give it to me." President Trump is on to
something. Democrats seem determined to stop his plans for a southern-border wall as revenge for beating Hillary
Clinton. They hate Trump's guts more than they love America.
Going Ballistic: What the Democrats' 'subpoena
cannon' means for Trump. With Democrats seizing the House and Republicans keeping the Senate, bills beyond the
proverbial post-office-naming will be hard-pressed to make it out of both chambers in the next Congress. The threat
President Trump faces from Democrats, then, isn't legislative obstruction, but the ready-aim-fire of the opposition's
"subpoena cannon." That's the term one senior Democratic source used last month in describing to Axios the opposition's
main anti-Trump weapon. Not all of the investigatory weapon's payload will be fired at once, but the appetite for
"resistance" is strong and will tie up significant White House and agency resources.
2.0: Smears Against Court Nominee Tom Farr. We learned during the fight over Justice Brett Kavanaugh that
Democrats will stop at nothing to block nominees who defend the Constitution's limits on government. Lies, smears,
screams, and even crimes are the tools of their trade. Now, the same tactics are being used to smear another nominee to
the federal bench — Tom Farr from North Carolina. Farr was appointed by President Trump for a vacancy on the
United States District Court that sits in Raleigh — the site of multiple fights over election process laws and
Congressional redistricting. The seat has been vacant since 2006, the longest vacancy on the federal bench
nationwide. Farr, like Kavanaugh before him, is experiencing ritual defamation by his opponents.
Counsel opens investigation on Matt Whitaker, acting AG. Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker is facing more
opposition as he is now the subject of a federal investigation into potential Hatch Act violations. As Democrats have
continuously come against President Trump's temporary appointment of Whitaker following the departure of former Attorney
General Jeff Sessions, the Office of Special Counsel confirmed that a complaint had been filed against him by the "watchdog"
organization, American Oversight.
The Saddest Election Ever.
For Republicans, they lost the House and had a bunch of House and Senate seats flipped, and the Senate races they did win,
they won by a thread — with some victories subsequently erased via a "recount" (*cough*). For Democrats,
yeah, they won the House, but not by 2010 GOP margins. Whether or not they manage to "recount" their way to a tie in
the Senate, they're having to struggle for a victory that they thought would be an easy win. And they know that no
matter how many boxes of ballots they find [...], they still can't actually win the Senate, meaning that if Ruth Bader
Ginsburg slips on one more banana peel between now and 2020, they're gonna have to work [hard] to concoct some unprovable
disqualifying transgression from Amy Coney Barrett's past [...]
hate Matthew Whitaker. On the surface, Democrats going all in to fight the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as
acting attorney general makes little sense. It is perfectly legal. Republicans control the Senate which confirms
nominations. Going after Brett Kavanaugh backfired. But Sundance at the Last Refuge (aka, Conservative Treehouse)
offered evidence that Whitaker has given them cause by exposing Democrat skulduggery in the Department of Justice. As
chief of staff, Whitaker had access to everything that crossed the desk of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
News: House Democrats have readied more than 84 subpoenas to gridlock government and attack your President.
I have a sneaking suspicion that issuing all of these subpoenas may play well with the Antifa-BLM-Code Pink-Jennifer Rubin types,
but not with the American people. At some point, most of us will come to the rightful conclusion that Democrats don't care
about election results. They hate Republicans and therefore don't believe they should be allowed to win elections, or
fight back, or even be allowed to speak.
Will Investigate, Not Legislate. It will be all investigations, all the time — a two-year grudge
match between Congress and the Trump Administration. The games already have begun. From subpoenaing Trump's tax
returns to probing former and current cabinet officials, Democrats and the media are salivating over all the damaging
headlines they think they can generate just as the 2020 presidential race gets underway. The House Oversight Committee
alone has at least 60 subpoenas ready to go when Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) takes over.
Democratic Party Is Working To Destroy The American Way Of Life. When they didn't get the president they wanted
in 2016, Democrats attacked the legitimacy of our election and of the Electoral College. They questioned the integrity
of the result and boycotted his inauguration. They encouraged electors to go rogue and overturn the election, and moved
to abolish the Electoral College, disregarding its purpose of preventing mob rule. As they undermined faith in the
American electoral process in these and other ways, they helped Vladimir Putin achieve one of his primary election-meddling
goals. Democrats weaponized the FBI and the Justice Department in hopes of taking down Trump, or at least of bogging
him down in investigations and a cloud of suspicion that would undermine the legitimacy of his presidency. Some who are
paid to implement the president's agenda continue to brag about efforts to sabotage him from within the administration.
boycott another hearing for Trump judicial nominees. Democrats boycotted Wednesday's [10/24/2018] hearing on
another slate of President Trump's judicial nominees, continuing their attempts to hinder Republicans' plans to stock the
courts with an army of conservative judges. The Judiciary Committee heard from four nominees, including two picks for
the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, one of the most liberal panels in the country and long a target for Republicans who
complain of activist liberal judges. Wednesday's boycott is the second in a row after Democrats refused to show for a
hearing last week on other court picks.
Holder Rallies Resistance Inside Trump Admin: 'We Support You'. Former Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. sent
a message of encouragement to discontented Justice Department "career employees" on Friday morning [10/19/2018]. "Trump and
Sessions are trying to destroy the traditions of the Justice Department," Holder wrote. "Hope is found in the career employees
who stand for institutional norms. Now is the time for them to continue to be strong — change will come.
We support you." Holder recently made news by pressing for the impeachment of President Trump under the 25th amendment.
Democrats Obstruct Easy Fixes for Border Crisis, Caravan. On Friday [10/19/2018], the caravan broke through
barriers at the Guatemalan side of the border and rushed onto a bridge linking the two countries. Mexican police used
tear gas to stop the migrant column, which then stayed on the bridge during the night. Mexican officials say they will
allow 100 migrants through the barrier to seek asylum in Mexico. Once in Mexico, officials expect most of the migrants
to travel north to the U.S. border alongside thousands of other migrants who are being covertly trafficked into the U.S. by
cartel-connected human smugglers.
Confirm 'em All.
The editors of the Wall Street Journal urge Senate Republicans to keep Democrats in Washington, D.C. until every pending
Trump administration nominee is confirmed. They have a point. Democrats have succeeded to a shocking (and
unprecedented) degree in preventing the president from staffing his administration with the well-qualified personnel of his
choice. Eric Dreiband and Jeff Clark are perhaps the two best examples of this pattern of obstruction but, at the same
time, are the tip of the iceberg.
George Soros's March on Washington. I started
following the money for the "resistance" when it was born, hours after Election Day 2016. I have organized my findings in a
spreadsheet I have made public. At least 50 of the largest organizations that participated as "partners" in the Jan. 21,
2017, Women's March had received grants from Mr. Soros's Open Society Foundations or similar funds in the "House of Soros,"
as his philanthropic empire was once called internally. The number of Soros-backed partners has grown to at least
80. At least 20 of the largest groups that led the Saturday anti-Kavanaugh protests have been Open Society grantees.
is Everyday, Everywhere. We've learned that there are active efforts inside the administration to thwart
President Trump's agenda and policies. This person thinks he (or she) knows better than the tens of millions of
Americans who voted for Trump. But what should be sobering to Trump supporters — and to all serious
conservatives and Republicans, for that matter — is the fact that [the New York] Times op-ed represents
just a small sliver of what's going on inside even a Republican administration on virtually a daily basis. There is a
vast, unelected body inside the federal government that silently influences the ways in which our country is run. This
permanent, unelected elite views citizens and their elections as nothing more than white noise. Something to be
tolerated, but never heeded.
of Unhinged Kavanaugh Protesters Descend on Capitol Hill — Dozens Arrested. Far-left protesters
donning "Be a Hero" t-shirts flooded the Russel Rotunda on Capitol Hill Monday morning [9/24/2018] chanting "We believe the women!"
Other protesters lined the hallways outside of Jeff Flake's and Susan Collins' offices. Capitol police began to make
arrests early Monday afternoon; dozens so far have been arrested according to USA Today.
State Unmasked, Leaks at HHS; DOJ Official Resists "From Inside," and "Can't Get Fired". Project Veritas has
released the second installment in an undercover video series unmasking the deep state. The first report in this series
featured Stuart Karaffa, who admitted to engaging in political activism on behalf of the Democratic Socialists of America
(DSA) while working at the Department of State. The Department of State issued a response to the video stating that
they are investigating the matter. Today's [9/19/2018] video features Department of Justice paralegal Allison Hrabar
reportedly using government-owned software and computers to push a socialist agenda. Also featured is Jessica Schubel,
the former Chief of Staff for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services during the last Obama administration. Both
Schubel and Hrabar make admissions revealing that federal employees appear to be using their positions inside our government
to resist or slow the Trump administration's policies. It appears some laws have been broken in the process.
O'Keefe Strikes Again: Open Communist in GAO Admits to Slow-Walking President's Agenda. James O'Keefe and
Project Veritas released the third installment in their undercover video series unmasking the Washington DC Deep State.
The first report in this series featured Stuart Karaffa, a member of the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), who
admitted to engaging in political activism while working at the Department of State. The second report featured Allison
Hrabar of the Department of Justice, also a member of DSA, reportedly using government owned software and computers for
advancing political activism.
Veritas Second Release: DOJ Official Resists "From Inside" and "Can't Get Fired". Project Veritas has
released the second installment in an undercover video series unmasking the administrative state, ie 'deep state'. Today's
video features Department of Justice paralegal Allison Hrabar using government-owned software and computers to push a socialist
agenda. Also featured is Jessica Schubel, the former Chief of Staff for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
during the last Obama administration. Both Schubel and Hrabar make admissions revealing that federal employees appear to
be using their positions inside our government to resist or slow the Trump administration's policies. It appears some
laws have been broken in the process.
Looking into 'Misuse of Government Resources' Alleged in Project Veritas 'Deep State' Sting. The U.S. Department of Justice
said on Wednesday [9/19/2018] it would look into alleged "misuse of government resources to advance personal interests" in response to a
video from James O'Keefe's Project Veritas purporting to expose "deep state" federal employees. In the video, a Department of Justice
paralegal, Allison Hrabar, is caught on camera saying there is "a lot of talk about how we can, like, resist from inside."
Pelosi Haunted by
Women Her Party Suppressed. The Democratic Party was the primary obstacle in the way of women's suffrage for
half a century until the Republicans finally passed the Nineteenth Amendment — codifying the right of women to
vote. Democrat obstruction of suffrage led Anthony's National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA) to support Republican
President Grant's 1872 reelection campaign. Moreover, she shamed the election board of Rochester, NY into registering
her to vote (over the protests of the 3-man board's only Democrat). She cast her ballot on November 5, 1872, for
which she was arrested and put on trial. The Democratic war on women's suffrage became even more vicious in 1878, when
Republican Senator Aaron A. Sargent, a friend of Susan B. Anthony, introduced the Nineteenth Amendment.
Congressional Democrats, when they were unable to bottle it up in committee, voted it down every time it reached the floor
of either House until 1919, when the GOP won landslide victories in both houses of Congress.
plan to disrupt Labor Day traffic to [and] from O'Hare. An anti-violence demonstration scheduled for Monday [9/3/2018]
plans to shut down a part of the Kennedy Expressway aiming to disrupt traffic to O'Hare International Airport. The Labor Day
protest is led by Reverend Gregory Livingston, who organized a similar protest that shut down a part of North Lake Shore Drive on
Nancy Pelosi Will Destroy Trump Presidency with over 100 Investigations If Dems Win House. A spreadsheet
reportedly circulating among House Republicans details over 100 potential investigations into President Donald Trump that
Democrats will launch if they win the November elections. They intend to impeach him — or, at best, cripple
his presidency. The document, reported by Axios on Sunday [8/26/2018] and hinted at by HuffPost on Friday (which put the
number at a mere 52 investigations), is said to have Republicans "getting ready for hell," as Democrats will use oversight to create
gridlock, or worse
Democrats' Entire Agenda After The Midterms: Investigate Trump, 24/7. As the New York Times put it,
Democrats "are discarding the lessons of successful midterms past and pressing only a bare-bones national agenda, leaving it
to candidates to tailor their own messages to their districts." Democrats do have an agenda, however, one they
plan to pursue with abandon should they take the House: Tie the Trump administration up in endless investigations, then
hope they can stitch together something to justify impeaching the president. At the moment, of course, they aren't
openly talking about impeachment. Not because they don't intend to do so. But because party leaders realize that
impeachment doesn't poll well, and could energize the GOP base.
Gov. Kate Brown fights for political life as voters tire of 'resistance'. Oregon Gov. Kate Brown positioned
herself early on as a leader of the anti-Trump opposition, but the state's never-ending panoply of protest activity has backfired
on her re-election bid with voters suffering from resistance fatigue. Ms. Brown, who was expected to coast to victory in
deep-blue Oregon, has found herself deadlocked in the latest polls with state Rep. Knute Buehler, an affable orthopedic surgeon
whose moderate brand of Republicanism is attracting crossover voters.
What Do Serial
Killers and the Left Have in Common? Fact is, the last two years of "resistance" has had little to do with
upholding morality or fighting for what the Left believes in. Whatever it may believe in, the Left's pursuit of raw power —
its long march through the institutions — has always been its primary goal. [...] The Democrats are utterly abusing
the immense powers of the federal government's intelligence and law enforcement capabilities in order to accomplish that
which they cannot at the ballot box: defeat the Republicans. So terrible has the "resistance" to Trump's
presidency been that the Democrats now impede the president's governing abilities, as mandated by the very same Constitution
the Left is claiming to defend.
Congresswoman Chelsea's Scottish Book Festival. [Scroll down] Exhibiting familial messiah-complex
tendencies, Chelsea shared that "every day," she is "outraged ... by something our president has done or said or left undone
or neglected." Then again, a booming economy, Americans working, a soaring stock market, affinity for the Constitution,
respect for life, and healed relationships with problematic world leaders are successes that should outrage any self-respecting
progressive. Mimicking her mother's thoughtful mid-sentence pauses and injecting ostentatious vocabulary into a discussion
about children's literature, at the U.K. book event, know-it-all Chelsea expressed gratitude toward obstructionist Democrats in
Congress erecting barriers to Trump's agenda every step of the way when she said: ["]At the federal level, as much
as I abhor so much of what President Trump is doing, I have a great amount of gratitude for what my congresswoman and my senators
are doing to try to stop him at every point.["]
'But Judges' argument applies much more this election. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., kept the
Senate in session this month with two goals in mind. First, he wanted to prevent vulnerable Democrats from getting out
on the campaign trail. The longer they're stuck in Washington, the less time they have to defend their records back
home. Second, he wanted to keep the judicial confirmations rolling, in spite of ongoing Democratic obstruction.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has been resourceful in using every possible tool to delay hearings and votes
for as long as possible. It isn't hard to see why. Democrats are in a struggle for ideological survival, and it's
nobody's fault but their own.
Warner threatens amendment to block Trump from stripping security clearances. Senate Intelligence Committee
vice chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., said Friday [8/17/2018] he plans on introducing an amendment next week that will prohibit
President Trump from stripping critics of their security clearances.
Geist to Dem Sen Baldwin: 'Looks Pretty Nakedly Political' to Oppose Kavanaugh Before Meeting Him. During a
Friday [8/17/2018] interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," guest host Willie Geist pressed Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) about
her decision to not support President Trump SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh before meeting with him, telling her it "looks
pretty nakedly political." "Shouldn't you wait to get all the documents and shouldn't you wait to get through the
hearings before you declare that you won't support his nomination, because that kind of thing, and it's not just you, by the
way, looks pretty nakedly political to a lot of people," said Geist.
of Liberty climber spews anti-American chant outside court. The immigrant rights activist who ruined July 4 for
tourists visiting the Statue of Liberty when she scaled the green lady and forced the icon's evacuation, was in Manhattan federal [court]
on Friday pushing for a no-jail guarantee from a judge — and then promptly spewed an anti-American message outside court.
Therese "Patricia" Okoumou climbed onto Lady Liberty's right foot, causing an emergency evacuation of the monument on one of the busiest
days of the year.
To Blockade A Colorado ICE Facility, Then SWAT Showed Up. A group of protesters in Colorado were arrested
Thursday [8/2/2018] after blocking Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials from entering or leaving its facility
in Centennial. [...] The SWAT team arrived in riot gear roughly four hours after the blockade began, according to Westword.
Protesters were asked to disperse or face arrest. Eight protesters were ultimately arrested for not complying.
highway closure latest US protest targeting affluent. A planned march Thursday along Chicago's picturesque
roadway bordering Lake Michigan to one of the most historic baseball stadiums is the latest chapter in the nation's long
history of protesters targeting places where they believe their anger goes unnoticed.
Illegal Alien Activists Shut Down Florida Intersection. A group of illegal alien activists with the open borders
organization "United We Dream" — partially funded by globalist billionaire George Soros — shut down an intersection
in Miramar, Florida last week, demanding an end to all immigration enforcement. More than a dozen of the illegal alien activists were
arrested after shutting down the Florida intersection for hours, sitting around in human chains wearing orange shirts that read "abolish ICE."
Conservatives Booted from Uber for MAGA Hats Won't Be Silenced. Matthew Handy and Adria Barrington discovered
it is not always easy to be a black conservative who supports President Donald Trump in Washington, DC. Handy and
Barrington were part of the Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives' summer intern program. The program, which just wrapped
up last week, affords young, black conservatives the opportunity to work with like-minded members of Congress and at
conservative think tanks in the nation's capital.
Just How Far Will
the Left Go? Progressives are urged to go to stores, gas stations, restaurants and confront Trump
Administration officials, in a sort of Obama-like "get in their faces" or "take a gun to a knife fight" advice to make life
miserable for anyone who would dare work for Trump. A former Clinton aide has organized adolescent noise-maker rallies
near the White House, ostensibly to make so much racket that Trump will not be able to sleep in the presidential
bedroom. Restaurants have refused to serve Trump appointees. There is no respite from the war against
Trump. The NFL, the NBA, late-night comedy shows, cable news, sitcoms, Hollywood movies, books, and music have all
found ways to turn their genres into anti-Trump theater. There is no respite; there is no refuge — not the
Super Bowl, not the Emmys, not the Grammys, not the Oscars. Almost every aspect of American culture has been weaponized
to delegitimize Trump.
It's Oakland in Muellerville.
The Mueller investigation and its attendant pseudo-pods in the media and "intelligence community" are indeed
self-perpetuating. But they exhibit a purpose that goes far beyond their own self-perpetuation. No, in this
safari, big game is the object, the end, the purpose, to wit the destruction of the president of the United States.
That is the true purpose of this charade: not the truth about "Russian meddling," not alleged wrong doing by Paul Manafort
in 2005, not a lack of candor under FBI questioning by George Papadopoulos (who?) or Michael Flynn. The one true purpose
(in addition to the welcome subsidiary effect of helping out the ratings of the MSM) is to hobble Donald Trump, a prelude to
removing him from office.
Congressional Candidate Repeatedly Booed and Heckled During Debate for supporting ICE. A Democrat congressional
candidate in Arizona was booed and heckled at least five times for supporting U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE)
during a debate on Thursday [7/19/2018]. Ann Kirkpatrick, a candidate for Arizona's 2nd Congressional District, raised her
hand when asked by the moderator if any candidates would declare "support for ICE agents without any increased oversight."
She was the only candidate to do so. The crowd erupted in an angry chorus of boos.
Picture Shows Why Democrats Who are Protesting Trump's SCOTUS Pick are Unprincipled Losers. Trump could have
nominated a reincarnated Earl Warren and he'd face opposition from the goose-stepping, far left, resistance-at-all-costs
Comey and Company Want Democrats to Take Back the House. House investigators are seeking to learn more about
the Obama administration's improper actions toward the Trump campaign in 2016, but with the 2018 midterms quickly approaching,
they could be running out of time. The Justice Department inspector general, meanwhile, is also investigating Comey for
leaking information to the media. In a recent interview with his House colleague Rep. Sean Duffy (R., Wis.), Nunes
accused top officials at the FBI and DOJ of "putting all their chips on the Republicans losing the House" so that Democrats
could "shut down" the Intelligence Committee probe.
Attack on Lauren Southern — Fails Miserably. The Canadian-born Conservative activist Lauren Southern
is on tour in Australia. In a video posted to YouTube promoting her visit, Southern said Australians are "at a crossroads."
She asks "Do you want to retain your culture, do you want to retain your borders, family, identity." As you'd expect, her tour
will focus mainly on immigration and multiculturalism. The 23-year-old commentator rose to popularity almost exclusively online,
working for the right-wing group Rebel Media before pursuing an independent career funded by fan donations, posting her own reports to
her YouTube channel that boasts nearly 800,000 subscribers. The cost to see Southern speak in Australia starts at $79 a seat and
goes up from there, but it's clear that she didn't have much trouble filling an auditorium despite the cost. Australian media billed
her as an "alt-right" activist coming to Australia, which predictably led to Antifa groups planning massive protests against her talks.
Want Trump's Liquor License Yanked — and They Just Might Win. Five Washington, D.C., religious
leaders and two retired or inactive D.C.-based judges have launched an effort designed to force President Trump to fully
disengage from the Trump family business while serving in office. And unlike other challenges, this one has a very
narrow, precise, and attainable target: The Trump International Hotel D.C.'s liquor license, which Trump continues
to hold personally, despite having purportedly stepped back from Trump Organization business dealings.
commissioners fight to revoke Trump Hotel liquor license. The anti-Trump resistance has gone from blasting
Russia's interference in the White House race to interfering with White Russians. Fox 5 reports that a D.C. Advisory
Neighborhood Commission (ANC 4C) is backing a petition that looks to pull the Trump International Hotel's liquor license —
citing D.C. law that only individuals of "good character" qualify for a liquor license.
Republicans say Uber driver kicked them out of car, taunted 'welcome to the resistance'. Chris Godbey,
executive director of the Young Republicans National Federation, and his peers said they were abruptly told to exit an Uber
driver's car over the weekend after an event near Raleigh, North Carolina. The reason: an anti-Trump "resistance"
driver wanted to deliver a message. "About halfway through the trip our driver said he needed to stop and get gas,"
said Mary Russell, a federation volunteer, the Daily Caller reported Monday [7/16/2018]. "Then he quickly turned off
and stopped the car and said, 'your ride has been terminated and you've reached your destination — and I have the
right to deny you service. And so, we were all shocked. ... And then he drove off and said, 'welcome to the resistance.'"
Left's dismally weak case against Brett Kavanaugh. The venerable Washington Post, the newspaper that brought
down a Republican president and spawned at least two Hollywood movies, a paper backed by the resources of the wealthiest man
in America, sicced three reporters (including a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter) and six researchers on Supreme
Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. This fearsome team produced two exposes on the nominee revealing that — drum
roll, please — Kavanaugh drinks Budweiser at his local pub and used a credit card to buy season tickets to his
hometown baseball team. When NARAL, the multimillion-dollar abortion lobby, trained its resources on the man, they came
up with — another drum roll, if you please — a tweet mocking his name and calling him a frat boy.
Upcoming Emmy Awards Double as Resistance TV? Awards shows have always had an emotional element to the winners
and losers. The best movie, TV show, song, or production should snare the highest awards, but other factors can't help
but creep in. When an actor is in his or her golden years, for example, they have a sentimental edge over the
competition. Or, as in the case of this year's Best Actor Oscar winner Gary Oldman, a legacy of rock solid performances
prior to becoming Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. Today, there's another factor threatening to overwhelm
the usual standards for the best of the best. How does the nominee factor into The Resistance?
March mocked for pre-written press release opposing Supreme Court nominee 'XX'. The Women's March opposes XX. A
pre-written — and poorly edited — statement from the Women's March on President Trump's Supreme Court nomination
became the subject of mockery on Twitter on Monday night [7/9/2018], including from Mr. Trump's former press secretary. The
feminist group blasted out a statement shortly after Mr. Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh, saying him confimation would "further
erode protections for almost every marginalized group in America." The introduction to the statement read "In response to Donald
Trump's nomination of XX to the Supreme Court of the United States."
Democrats Disgrace Themselves. Peter Strzok testified today [7/12/2018] — sort of —
before a joint session of the House Oversight and Judiciary committees. The hearing crashed on takeoff and never
recovered. After giving an opening statement lauding his own patriotism, Strzok refused to answer questions on the
ground that an FBI lawyer had told him not to. What followed was a farce — a farce deliberately created and
sustained by the Democratic members of the committee. They interrupted constantly with silly points of order, heckled
the committee chairman, and generally tried to disrupt the proceedings.
Shut Down Major Chicago Highway; Mayor Emanuel Says Go For It, Comrades. Today [7/7/2018], a massive movement
of "anti-violence" protesters blocked traffic across a major Chicago highway in an effort to shutdown the road and call for
"commonsense" gun laws. Mayor Rahm Emanuel had initially disapproved, then approved of the group's plan to march on the
Dan Ryan Highway, but Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner claims today that the group moved beyond what it was permitted to
do. The march is led by Rev. Michael Pfleger, an Illinois Roman Catholic priest who advocates liberation theology,
and the left-wing Rev. Jesse Jackson.
Democrat Plot to Stop Trump's Supreme Court Pick. Heeding the call of their radical left base and a pliant
Trump-hating media, Democrats are promising total resistance to even meeting with the president's nominee before the mid-term
elections, let alone holding any hearings or an up or down floor vote. They are still sore over what they view as the
Supreme Court seat stolen from the left in 2016 when Senator McConnell, backed by the Republican majority in the Senate,
refused to allow hearings or a vote on former President Obama's nominee to fill the seat left vacant by Justice Scalia's
passing, Judge Merrick Garland.
Court Orders DOJ to Begin Searching and Producing Fusion GPS Records in Response to Judicial Watch Lawsuit.
Judicial Watch announced U.S. District Court Judge Reggie B. Walton instructed the Justice Department to immediately begin
producing records about DOJ communications with Nellie Ohr, the wife of senior DOJ official Bruce Ohr. Nellie Ohr
worked for Clinton campaign vendor Fusion GPS on the anti-Trump Dossier campaign document. Judge Walton rejected a
Justice Department request to begin producing documents six months from now and ordered the DOJ to begin producing documents
immediately on a rolling basis over the next two months. Judge Walton also rejected DOJ's efforts to restrict their
search to only 2016.
Loser Hillary Clinton Works to Block President Trump's Next Supreme Court Nominee. President Trump is choosing
Justice Kennedy's replacement from a list of 25 judges — the same list he chose Justice Neil Gorsuch from last
year. On Friday [29/2018], President Trump said he cut his list of potential Justice nominees down to five candidates,
including two women; he will be announcing his pick on July 9th. Twice-failed presidential hopeful, Crooked
Hillary wasted no time and immediately got to work fighting Trump's next SCOTUS nominee.
Plot to Block Trump Kennedy Replacement. Justice Anthony Kennedy's announcement Wednesday of his retirement
from the Supreme Court has sent the left into a tizzy. Although Justice Kennedy has often sided with the more
conservative-leaning Justices in 5-4 decisions, he has also joined the four liberal-leaning Justices as the swing vote on
several contentious cases important to the left involving such issues as abortion rights and same-sex marriage. With
Justice Kennedy's retirement, which will take effect at the end of July, the door is open for President Trump to nominate a
more reliable conservative replacement in the mold of his first pick, Justice Neil Gorsuch. "We have to pick a great
one. We have to pick one that's going to be there for 40 years, 45 years," President Trump told supporters
at a campaign rally Wednesday night [6/27/2018] in North Dakota.
to Devin Nunes: We already 'provided documents and answers to your inquiries'. The Justice Department
responded to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes' latest deadline, telling him he already has the "documents
and answers" he has been inquiring about. "Your letter asks whether the Department and the FBI 'intend to obey' the
law. We believe that is exactly what the Department and the FBI have been doing responding to the Committee's subpoenas
and requests," wrote Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd in a Monday letter obtained by the Washington Examiner.
Releases — FBI Provides "Initial" Compulsory Documents To House Oversight Amid Ongoing Impeachment
Threats. Due to the ongoing and unresolved scale of corruption within the administrative offices of the DOJ
(Sessions/Rosenstein) and FBI (Wray/Bowdich), it is no longer possible to provide any benefit-of-doubt regarding their
obstruction of oversight. The IG report; the manipulation (red-lining) of the draft content therein; and the subsequent
DOJ/FBI willful blindness toward the remaining content; affords no leniency toward motive. In essence, if we are to
honestly call the baby ugly, we are also to admit: there is an ongoing and institutional cover-up taking place. Yes,
even by Trump officials.
Meadows says Justice Dept. turned over only 'small percentage' of subpoenaed Russia documents. A conservative
lawmaker is challenging media reports that the Department of Justice gave members of Congress documents related to the probe
of Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Late Saturday, The Associated Press reported the Justice
Department this week turned over documents related to the probe. But Rep. Mark Meadows, North Carolina Republican,
called the report "not accurate" and said the department provided merely a fraction of what lawmakers subpoenaed.
turns over docs to House Intelligence following explicit threats by Republicans. The Justice Department has
begun to provide documents to the House Intelligence Committee this week, following explicit threats by Republican
chairmen. A small cache of documents was given to intelligence panel staff on Tuesday [6/19/2018], followed by another
tranche on Wednesday, a congressional source told the Washington Examiner. The exact content of those records was
not disclosed, but they came on the heels of tough talk from House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy over the weekend.
hands over documents to GOP committees after contempt threat. The Justice Department this week gave House
Republicans some of the documents they seek related to the Russia election-meddling investigation and Hillary Clinton email
probe — after lawmakers threatened to hold officials in contempt for stonewalling.
more 'internment camps': Democrats disrupt congressional hearing. U.S. President Donald Trump told Republican
lawmakers on Tuesday he would back either of the immigration bills making their way through the House of Representatives, as
the outcry grew over his administration's separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Dems, John Cusack Block Border Patrol Office in Protest. House Democrats protested the Trump administration
deterrence policy of separating children from parents at the border with a rally today in front of the U.S. Customs and
Border Protection office. Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.), the House Democratic Caucus chairman, collapsed at the rally
from heat exhaustion. "Thanks for everyone's concern — doing fine now," he tweeted later. "Wish I
could say the same for the children and parents at the border."
Watch Uncovers Hidden Strzok Emails in Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Documents. This is just too rich. We now have
emails from notorious anti-Trump, pro-Hillary Clinton FBI officials who seem to confirm that James Comey and Loretta Lynch
decided to let Hillary Clinton ride on her email abuses before she was even interviewed by the FBI. [...] The FBI
originally informed us it could not locate any records related to the tarmac meeting. However, in a related FOIA
lawsuit, the Justice Department located emails in which Justice Department officials communicated with the FBI and wrote that
they had communicated with the FBI. As a result, by letter dated August 10, 2017, the FBI stated, "Upon further
review, we subsequently determined potentially responsive documents may exist. As a result, your [FOIA] request has been
reopened..." This is the second batch of documents the FBI produced since telling us they had no tarmac-related records.
So this makes two cover-ups!
Warn IG Being Pressured to Slow Roll Clinton FBI Report. The Department of Justice and the FBI are deliberately
attempting to slow roll and redact significant portions of DOJ Inspector General, Michael Horowitz's report on the bureau's
handling of the Hillary Clinton investigation, according to numerous congressional officials and investigators. The
400-page report, which was completed several weeks ago and addresses Clinton's use of her private server for government
business, is currently being reviewed by the DOJ and FBI. According to sources, individuals mentioned in the reports are also
allowed to review the document. It is expected to be "long and thorough" and will criticize the handling of the investigation by
former FBI Director James Comey, who has spent the better part of the past several months promoting his book A Higher Loyalty.
Department says it'll take 45 to 65 YEARS to get me info on its role in the 2016 election. For years my
organization, Citizens United, battled the Obama State Department over dozens of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests
and lawsuits. It became common knowledge that if you wanted to get information out of the State Department in a timely
manner, you had to go to court. During the 2016 presidential campaign, it was Citizens United and Judicial Watch that
pried open Foggy Bottom to expose Hillary Clinton's emails and pay to play scandals at the Clinton Foundation. Fast
forward to today and we are still being forced to litigate with the "Deep State" Department. Unbeknownst to President
Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the State Department continues to stonewall our investigations by slow-walking the
production of vital documents that might be detrimental to the left's fake narrative of so-called Russian collusion with the
Trump presidential campaign.
Fitton: FBI Delays Release of 16 Pages of Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Meeting Docs Again. The FBI once again
delayed the release of 16 pages of Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting docs which were supposed to be given to government watchdog
groups Thursday [5/31/2018].
the Mueller probe is really five scandals, not one. [Scandal #4] Documents requested by the Senate Judiciary
Committee were heavily redacted for supposed national security reasons — which turned out to have nothing to do with national
security (including the fact that the FBI had spent $70,000 on a conference table). Meanwhile, more than 1 million documents
were withheld from the House Judiciary Committee for so long that the committee had to issue a subpoena. The reason for this deep
state resistance is simple. Transparency is going to get a lot of people in trouble — and it goes to the very top.
When Lisa Page wrote Peter Strzok in September 2016, "POTUS wants to know everything," there is good reason to believe President Obama
was the one she was referring to as POTUS. If President Obama wanted to know everything, given the way his White House worked,
it is very likely his senior adviser Valerie Jarrett knew everything. The more we learn, the bigger the scandal web gets.
red tape stalls border agents trying to fill drug-smuggler tunnels. Environmental red tape is causing "long
delays" for border agents as they try to fill tunnels used to smuggle people and dangerous drugs into the U.S. from Mexico,
according to border officials and Republican lawmakers who have discussed the problem with agents. Frustrated agents
complain the lengthy federal review process can stall critical tunnel-plugging efforts for months after passageways are first
discovered. The tunnels are being used to move people, illegal drugs and even fake pharmaceuticals. But regulations
stemming from laws like the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
are putting "remediation" on hold.
on the Brink. The left's opinion of the president, echoed in every left-leaning corner of the media, is that he
is illegitimate; incompetent; racist; sexist; and, in some vague and inchoate sense, "fascist." Because they view President
Trump in these extreme terms, progressives view themselves not as violent extremists, but as "the resistance." But
resistance implies that there exists something worthy of resisting. The progressive resistance began just seconds after
Trump was declared the victor on election night. The resistance was not engendered by anything Trump had actually done.
It was just a refusal to accept any candidate who varied from the left's own line of thinking.
override Dem objections to confirm federal judge. The political battle over President Donald Trump's judicial
nominees escalated on Thursday when the Senate took the rare step of confirming the nomination of a Wisconsin attorney to
serve as a federal judge despite the objections of one of his home-state senators.
push to torpedo Gina Haspel. Democrats' obsession with opposing President Trump on all fronts, no matter the
merits, opens a new phase this week as CIA Director-designate Gina Haspel goes before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
That there's any opposition at all to this supremely qualified candidate only underscores just how petty and partisan the
Democrats have become. Haspel would be not only the first woman to head the CIA, but also the first career officer
in 52 years to rise through the ranks directly to the director's chair.
Immigrants Block Traffic in Grand Rapids Marching for Driver's Licences, Other Rights. Thousands of protesters
marched in Grand Rapids, Michigan this week demanding rights for illegal immigrants. Blocking traffic has become a
staple tactic for the left despite being extremely dangerous and annoying.
Daniels' Lawyer Makes Stuff Up About Probe Into Trump's Lawyer. It was quite the week for lawyers outdoing
themselves on television. Let's start with the ever-present Michael Avenatti. In less than two months, Avenatti
appeared on CNN 59 times. Fifty-nine times! As tweeted by the Washington Free Beacon's David Rutz, Avenatti
appeared on seven different programs on MSNBC on a single day, May 4. [...] On Thursday [5/3/2018], he was on MSNBC and just
made stuff up about Trump lawyer Michael Cohen and the alleged "wiretap." I'm not exaggerating. He not only spewed
nonsense, but he made it appear that he had inside knowledge to confirm his statements as fact.
To Counter Democratic Obstruction Of Trump Nominees. Senate Democrats are holding up President Trump's nominees
to a degree never witnessed before in my lifetime, and probably not in all of American history. [...] What is to be done?
Sen. James Lankford has presented a resolution that would cut post-cloture debate for most executive branch nominees from
30 hours to just eight. It passed the Senate Rules and Administration Committee on a 10-9 straight party line
vote. Unfortunately, it seems destined to fail in the Senate. Sen. Susan Collins says she opposes the Lankford
measure. With Sen. John McCain absent (and who knows how he would vote if present), the resolution almost surely will
fall short of majority support.
Let's talk Deep State.
[Scroll down] To make matters more interesting, in 1962, by fiat, JFK did what no one had dared to do before:
Permitted the unionization, after the Italian Fascist form, of government employees, colective bargaining et al. Nixon
modified it in 1969, but the cat was out of the bag. [...] The unionization of government employees created a new class of
American citizen: A mass of untouchables who ran the daily business of government and who, through the alliance of
their unions with the Democratic Party, created a state within the state. Government contracts flowed in one direction
guaranteeing the unions ever increasing revenues, and these let the campaign contributions flow at the same rate; and an army
of "operatives" was ready to stuff envelopes, slash tires or, more recently, write absentee ballots. If an opponent was
elected by chance, he or she'd have to confront a sea of molasses slowing their every move.
There Any Adults Left in Washington, D.C.? Trump is a junkyard dog from New York City. He will fight back and likely
prevail, but at what cost to his administration, his agenda, the Constitution, and the country? Is this Trump coup, attempting to
force him out of office or pressure him to resign, worth the damage to the Constitution and the country? Fortunately, the
president's agenda successfully marches on, but imagine how much more he could be accomplishing if he didn't have everyone in
Washington, D.C., including his own party, constantly throwing stones and placing roadblocks in his way.
and Worse to Come. First came the failed lawsuits after the election alleging voting-machine tampering.
Then there was the doomed celebrity effort to convince some state electors not to follow their constitutional duty and to
deny Trump the presidency — a gambit that, had it worked, would have wrecked the Constitution. Then came the
pathetic congressional boycott of the inauguration and the shrill nationwide protests against the president. Next was
the sad effort to introduce articles of impeachment. After that came weird attempts to cite Trump for violations of the
emoluments clause of the Constitution. That puerile con was followed by plans to declare him deranged and mentally
unfit so that he could be removed under the 25th Amendment. From time to time, Obama holdovers in the DOJ, National
Security Council, and FBI sought to leak information, or they refused to carry out presidential orders.
Still Under DDoS Attack Since Posting Soros Article- 918K DDoS Hits Today. The Gateway Pundit has been under
constant DDoS attack for the past ten days from an unknown source originating in California, DC, and Seattle. A DDoS
(short for distributed denial of service) attack is a cyber attack that floods a website with so much fake traffic that the
server that the infrastructure that hosts the website is unable to function, shutting the site down and providing unreliable
service. It's a very common tool used by malicious leftists, the Drudge Report was targeted with a similar attack last year.
Court justices to weigh in on Trump's powers with travel ban case. What the Supreme Court does with President
Trump's travel ban case, which reaches the justices this week, is likely to determine whether courts across the country give
him the usual deference due a president and allow him leeway to pursue his immigration crackdown — or whether they
join the anti-Trump resistance determined to thwart him at every turn. From battles in California, Illinois and
Pennsylvania over sanctuary cities, to illegal immigrant teens gaining abortion rights, to the border wall, to Mr. Trump's
attempts to limit some paths to legal immigration and to cancel the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program
for illegal immigrant Dreamers, immigration rights activists and the administration have been battling on nearly every front
of the issue.
Court and the Trump travel ban case: What's really at stake is our country's future. The threat began
with the practice, begun over a year ago, of federal District Court judges announcing that Trump's travel bans were
unconstitutional. It wasn't that presidents lack the authority to manage immigration policies. That wasn't in
question. Rather, it was the authority of this president that was impugned. Trump was poison, and his
directives were the fruit of a poisoned tree. He had shown himself to be biased against radical Islam, and as a
consequence was deprived of any constitutional authority over immigration from Muslim countries. As the Fourth Circuit
Court of Appeals put it, Trump's tweets showed that he was "tainted with animus toward Islam." There have been a series
of such decisions, from District judges cherry-picked as Trump haters. And they did more than impugn Trump's authority
in their judicial District. They went beyond this to issue a countrywide injunction, a single judge ruling over the
United States as a whole.
Perez: DNC didn't ask Hillary Clinton for permission to file collusion lawsuit. Democratic National
Committee chairman Tom Perez said failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has not been consulted on the DNC's civil
lawsuit alleging collusion between Russia, WikiLeaks, and the Trump campaign. Perez said on NBC's "Meet The Press"
Sunday he hadn't talked to Clinton ahead of the DNC filing the lawsuit. "I have not consulted Hillary Clinton to ask
her permission to file a complaint. The buck stops with Tom Perez and we filed this complaint because our democracy is
at risk," Perez said. "This was an assault on our democracy and we have to protect that."
The Editor says...
[#1] If you filed a lawsuit on my behalf, and for my benefit, would you not consult with me
first? [#2] What are the plaintiffs asking for? The reversal of the last presidential election?
Would the benefits outweigh the enormous consequences? This is the political equivalent of a chess player
throwing a tantrum upon realizing he can't win. Civilized people don't act that way.
Wants to Take 16 Months to Process Only Half of Comey Docs Requested Under FOIA. President of Judicial Watch
Tom Fitton was outraged on Thursday [4/19/2018] after the FBI told the watchdog group it will take 16 months to process
only half of the Comey docs they requested under FOIA.
group sues to block Trump terrorism report. Two anti-Trump organizations filed a lawsuit Monday [4/9/2018] arguing that a
government report earlier this year linking immigrants to most of the country's terrorism cases since 2001 is so misleading that it
violates federal law. The request seeks to recruit federal judges to police the accuracy of the administration, in what —
if it's successful — could become a model for anti-Trump groups to push back on a president they see as having a tenuous
connection to the truth. The January report concluded that 73 percent of the 549 people convicted of international
terrorism between 2001 and 2016 were foreign born.
Code Pink Leftists Interrupt Mike Pompeo Senate Hearing. [Video clip]
Tribe Won't Let National Guard Into "Most Notorious Area for Drugs Entering the County" — Border Patrol:
"They Told Us They Don't Want White Man on Their Land". An Indian reservation along one of the most perilous
sections of the Mexican border won't allow National Guard troops to enter its land, which is a notorious smuggling corridor
determined by the U.S. government to be a "High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA)." Sources inside the U.S. Border
Patrol and other law enforcement agencies working along the Arizona-Mexico border tell Judicial Watch that the tribe, Tohono
O'odham Nation, has banned National Guard troops deployed by President Donald Trump to help crack down on a crisis of drug
smuggling and illegal crossings along the 2,000-mile southern border. "They told us they don't want white man on their
land," said a high-level federal official working in the region. "The agency, of course, is going to cater to that."
Notifies Judicial Watch It Needs At Least Three Years To Turn Over Strzok-Page Communications. On Monday
[4/9/2018], the FBI notified Judicial Watch that the bureau will need at least three years to hand over "releasable,"
communications between anti-Trump FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.
judge blocks Trump administration officials from stopping immigrant teens from getting abortions. A federal
judge on Friday evening temporarily blocked Trump administration officials from stopping pregnant, unaccompanied immigrant
teens who are or will be in federal custody from getting an abortion. Judge Tanya Chutkan of the U.S. District Court
for the District of Columbia said the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is violating the teens' constitutional rights to
obtain the procedure. According to the judge, the administration cannot strip unaccompanied immigrant minor children
"of their right to make their own reproductive choices," Chutkan wrote in the decision.
FBI Gets The Attention Of The AG And Courts Over Ignoring Subpoenas. Morale Possibly Ruined. Late last
week, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte hit Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein with a subpoena for
documents related to several investigations, such as the Clinton email investigation. What brought this on was
stonewalling of the committee's document requests by the FBI.
Junction, What's Your Function? Since taking office, President Trump has phased out President Obama's Deferred
Action for Childhood Arrivals program for illegal aliens, initiated a travel ban, put in a place a new policy on refugees,
and stripped federal grants from sanctuary cities. So, why aren't any of these policies in place? Because each of
them has been blocked by individual judges at the lowest level of the federal judiciary. District judges, empowering
themselves with a judicial tool known as the national injunction, have single-handedly blocked the president from
implementing his electoral mandate.
Obstructionism is Unprecedented. When the Democrats say, "He's not my president," they aren't kidding.
Most Democrats still refuse to accept the result of the 2016 election, and their party consistently refuses to extend to
President Trump the routine cooperation that makes our democracy function. The most blatant example of this is the
Democratic minority in the Senate. The Democrats under Chuck Schumer have abused longstanding Senate rules and
courtesies in a way that we have never seen before.
House: Chuck Schumer's 'Historic' Obstruction Will Block Some Trump Admin Nominees for More than a Decade. Legislative
Director Marc Short took the White House briefing podium on Friday to call out "historic obstruction" by Democrats for requiring 30 hours
of debate over Trump administration nominees at a rate far beyond that which prior administrations faced. Short repeatedly pointed to
Democrat Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for "...the historic obstruction that we have faced by Sen. [Chuck] Schumer and Senate
Democrats in confirming our nominees to enable us to fill out our White House."
Continues to Skirt Court Order to Turn Over McCabe Communications. For more than two months, the FBI has failed
to abide by a judge's order to turn over all of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe's text messages, emails and SMS
phone messages to a government watchdog group that has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a former senior FBI special agent.
The communications in question are related to McCabe's wife's unsuccessful run for Virginia State senate and might also
contain invaluable information on McCabe's role in the Bureau's investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server
used to send classified information, several former FBI sources and a government official told this reporter.
a Poor Liberal Activist. If you haven't noticed in the last week or so, our liberal friends seem to have taught
just about every young head full of mush how to do "protest." In the liberal universe, activism and protest are the highest
forms of human social interaction. When liberals enact a day of marches, or a town hall full of baying students, this
is seen by all as a triumph of the progressive will and faithfully recorded by our modern Leni Riefenstahls. But is it
really such a good idea?
Delay Trump's Judicial Nominees by Running Out the Clock. President Donald Trump has nominated 84 people for
federal judgeships. Yet despite Republicans' enjoying total control of the federal government, the judiciary has more
vacancies than when the president took office. Trump inherited 112 vacancies when he took the oath of office in January
2017. That has grown to 148, a 32 percent increase, according to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
Stonewall Ed Civil Rights Nominee As Anti-Semitism in Schools Rises 94%. Democratic obstruction in the Senate
has left the Department of Education without leadership in its office of civil rights at a time when anti-Semitism has risen
by 94 percent in U.S. schools. Kenneth Marcus, the Trump administration's nominee to be assistant secretary for civil
rights, has been stalled since Oct. 30. Marcus is the founder and president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for
Human Rights Under Law, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing civil rights of the Jewish people. Marcus was not confirmed
out of the Senate HELP committee until last month on a party line vote and now awaits confirmation before the entire body.
While the permanent position to lead the civil rights division remains vacant, news broke this week that anti-Semitism is surging
throughout America, particularly in K-12 schools.
bureaucrats accused of weaponizing security clearance process. The security clearance process has tied the
Trump administration in knots — and that is exactly what the bureaucrats running the White House personnel
security office intended, said a lawyer who has been battling the office. The problem is a small group of career
bureaucrats holed up in the Old Executive Office Building who turned security reviews into quicksand to ensnare President
Trump's team, said Sean M. Bigley, a federal security clearance lawyer who represents several senior administration officials
caught up in the process. "The security clearance process is being weaponized by anti-Trump bureaucrats who are using
it as a tool to not only thwart the president's agenda but to prevent him from installing appointees who will execute it,"
Mr. Bigley told The Washington Times.
state attorneys general promise unrelenting fight against Trump for 'illegal' environmental moves. A coalition
of liberal state attorneys general opposing the Trump administration's rollback of environmental regulations expressed
confidence on Tuesday that they would emerge victorious in court. "We are resolute with our colleagues that we will
fight tooth and nail to stop reckless activity by Secretaries Zinke and Pruitt, who not only fail to act as stewards, but
joyride around the country on first class flights consulting with folks on the other sides of these issues and fail to stand
up for the American people," said Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, referring to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's and EPA
Administrator Scott Pruitt's frequent use of first class travel. Frosh, a Democrat, on Tuesday participated in a
briefing for reporters with colleagues on the sidelines of the National Association of Attorneys General 2018 Winter Meeting
in Washington. He was joined by fellow Democratic state attorneys general Xavier Becerra of California, Maura Healey of
Massachusetts, and Karl Racine of Washington D.C.
Levin: The attacks on Trump and his family are 'unparalleled in American history!'. Friday night
[3/2/2018] on his radio show, LevinTV host Mark Levin went off on the media and the Democrats for their attacks on President
Trump and his family, calling their relentless assault "unparalleled in American history!" "I have never seen anything
like this in my entire life ... these people have done nothing to deserve this kind of treatment," Levin said. He also
broke down how leftists in the government and media have sought to undermine Trump since the beginning of his campaign.
Obstruction of Education Officials Handcuffing Agency on School Safety. The Department of Education has been
handcuffed as it works to provide guidance on school safety following the murder of 17 students at a Florida high school due
to continued Democratic obstruction of nominees for its top leadership posts. One appointee who has been waiting months
to be confirmed is Frank Brogan, who happens to have a personal experience with school shootings.
Democrats are trying to stall Trump's nominations by rewriting the history of 'blue slips'. The blue slip was
not intended to give a single senator the power to veto the president's nominees for political or ideological reasons.
But in 1956, Sen. James Eastland, D-Miss., became chairman of the Judiciary Committee and decided to change tradition.
He imposed a strict policy requiring both home-state senators to return positive blue slips before he would schedule a
hearing for a nominee. Some scholars have maintained that Eastland, an unapologetic segregationist, adopted this policy
to prevent judges sympathetic to school desegregation from sitting on the federal bench in the South. Sen. Ted Kennedy,
D-Mass., succeeded Eastland as chairman in 1979 and reverted to the original blue slip policy. Under Kennedy, a negative
or unreturned blue slip would not necessarily prevent the nominee from receiving a hearing before the committee.
the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Could Derail Trump's Agenda. It was ruled constitutional in 2013 —
but then unconstitutional in 2018. Yet it, the Pennsylvania congressional districts map, hasn't changed in the last five
years. Nor has the Keystone State's constitution. What's different is Pennsylvania's Supreme Court; it now has
five more Democrats and has decreed that the judges' own redistricting map, which gives a relative advantage to Democrats,
must be implemented. As Politico reported, "Democrats' hopes of winning the House this fall got a boost Monday
with the release of a new congressional-district map in Pennsylvania that could help the party pick up several seats in the
battleground state." This, along with redistricting challenges in other states, could facilitate a congressional power
shift that helps derail President Trump's agenda.
It's True, Michael Moore Did Participate In A Russia-Sponsored Anti-Trump Rally. The question now is who paid
for Mr. Moore's trip there? Moore is notoriously stingy and has a longtime habit of showing up to such events
after negotiating a fee to do so. Did he collect a fee for this? Who provided transportation? Was it the
DNC? The Hillary Clinton campaign? And if so, would that not be clear evidence of collusion between the DNC/Clinton
with the Russians? They did it with the fake Trump dossier. Why not with fake anti-Trump rallies —
some of which became very violent by the way, thus pushing the wrongdoing beyond mere collusion and into full-on treason.
The Judicial Resistance
Reveals Itself. Over the past 60 years, the federal judiciary has led a transformation of American society -- from
mandating enormous expenditures on diversity programs, to requiring the provision of abortion on-demand, to redefining the meaning of
marriage itself. No other nation in the world has been subjected to these judicially imposed upheavals. But the 2016
election, in challenging the wisdom of our ruling elites, has elevated this judicial activism even further, fostering what constitutional
law professor Josh Blackman has aptly dubbed the "judicial resistance."/p>
Our New Secessionists.
As the months pass, however, and Trump's achievements pile up the disjunction between the reality of his administration and
the hysteria of his opponents becomes ever more glaring. We long ago passed through the stage where the antics of "The
Resistance"™ seemed merely comic to the stage where they are merely pathetic. What, after all are they
resisting? The results of a free, open, democratic election in which their candidate lost.
Radicalized Media: A Clear And Present Danger. The Washington establishment, the Deep State, and special interests have
launched their own jihad, built on a battle cry to "resist." Today, calls to "resist!" echo through Congress as half of the House and
Senate stage a mutiny against a duly elected president. "Resist!" is the call to arms from Democrat leaders (Hillary Clinton and Barack
Obama) and radical activist groups (Black Lives Matter, Antifa). More than 50 organizations have formed to "resist!" the Trump
administration. Just as ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi calls on his followers to resist infidels, so this Washington cabal calls
on its warriors to resist our government, to obstruct the president. These machinations are not conducted in the shadows, not a
secret plot carried out in the dead of night. It's all in our faces.
Remove Activists Blocking Way to US Bank Stadium. Police in Minneapolis have removed protesters who locked
themselves across a light-rail line near U.S. Bank Stadium, temporarily halting trains carrying fans to the game.
Activists protesting police brutality chained themselves along the Green Line carrying ticketholders to the Super Bowl on
Sunday [2/4/2018], stopping trains in both directions. In a release Sunday afternoon, organizers said Black Lives
Matter, the Movement for Black Lives and other groups shut down light rail at "several critical transit lines in Minneapolis"
starting about 2:30 p.m. It was unclear how many lines were affected.
Good speech - tough room.
President Trump was good. Maybe even great at last night's State of the Union address. One problem, though.
Too many in the room were rooting against him, and always will, no matter what he says. They want him to lose and when
he succeeds, to them, to the Democrats, it's counted as a failure for their cause and their Party. So, everything
that's right for the country is wrong for them — means another seven years on the outside looking in... and they
certainly will not join him to Make America Great Again. While HE'S in office? No way. Their job is to trip
him up at every turn. The last thing they want is to "work together."
Shabby, Sophomoric Behavior of Democrats at the SOTU. It is difficult to imagine a more galling demonstration of incivility
than the Democrats in the room for Trump's SOTU speech. They scowled, frowned, and sat on their hands throughout the speech. They
could hardly be bothered to acknowledge the heroes in the audience when they were introduced. While the Dems brought illegal immigrants,
Trump invited actual paragons of American character and the families of victims of illegal immigrant crimes, as well as a victim of North
Korea. It was embarrassing, like watching the anti-Semites in the UN stomp out of the room when Benjamin Netanyahu speaks. How
is it any different? Our Democrats behave exactly like the most racist, intolerant people on the planet, and in their own Capitol.
Petulant Scowling, Trump's SOTU Was Strong and Effective. From start to finish, Democrats looked like they were
attending a funeral. Some didn't stand, and many did not applaud, as the president entered the chamber and made his way
to the lectern, bucking a long bipartisan tradition. They rose and cheered when they absolutely had to, but remained
seated and stone-faced throughout much of the speech — including appearing glum or bitter as Trump celebrated
unequivocally good news for the American people. It wasn't a great look. We get it, guys — you don't
like Trump and you oppose most of his agenda. But looking downright angry when the president accurately notes
that, for example, black unemployment is at an all-time low looks really strange.
scoff, boo, groan, glower at Trump's State of the Union. Many Democrats showed how little stock they put in
Trump's calls for cooperation by staying seated during rhetoric that would have prompted bipartisan applause if it came from
almost any other president. And on Twitter, Democrats splashed cold water in real-time on Trump's proposals, even on
traditionally noncontroversial items like infrastructure spending and combating the opioid epidemic.
Liberals Warn Pundits Not To Call State Of The Union 'Presidential'. Hours before the State of the Union
address, many prominent liberals were already forming the left-wing narrative in response to the speech by warning their
fellow ideologues against referring to anything President Donald Trump says as "presidential." New York Times columnist
Charles Blow made it clear he will be banning anyone who uses the word, no matter what the president says.
Grassley burrowing in to DoJ, Democratic party corruption. If there's one thing Democrats have learned since
Republicans took over the House and Senate, it's that they can stonewall, lie, and simply refuse to answer questions put to
them with no consequences whatsoever. From the ATF, to the IRS, to the State Department, to the Clinton Foundation and
Hillary's staff, the byword has been non-cooperation. Think of all the subpoenas that have been ignored or only
partially filled. Think of the misleading and even lying testimony given over the years.
Theories to Conspiracies. [D]id anyone believe that in the year 2017 the losing side in an American election
would immediately dub itself the "Resistance" — channeling the World War II nomenclature of the guerrilla campaign
against the Nazi occupation of France? Or that the defeated candidate Hillary Clinton would formally embrace the
imagery of liberationist patriots fighting a Nazi-like Trump's occupation of the United States? One ingredient for
removing a president would entail a nonstop effort by the opposition to use the courts, the legislative branch, the
investigatory agencies, and the administrative state to discredit, undermine, and remove an elected government.
Nullification To Destroy Federalism. Animosity reigns supreme among Democrats who now are anything but "the
loyal opposition." The intention to disrupt, undermine, insult, reject, and vilify anything and everything about
President Donald Trump's person, his programs, and his policies is there for all to see. Character assassination is but
one dimension of the attack on this administration. Ridicule on late night talk/comedy shows is standard and has been
standard throughout the President's first year in office. Incessant conversations about the investigation into the
bogus "Russia collusion" has been allotted more than 80% of news and discussion time on major media outlets. But
lately, with the failure to make collusion stick, the failure to make Trump's mental health disqualification stick, the
failure to make his breaking of the emoluments clause of the Constitution stick, and the failure to make his supposed
womanizing and #metoo wrongdoings stick, the disloyal opposition is now clinging to the charge of racism for his having
reversed President Obama's executive order regarding DACA for a class of persons living within our borders.
Time As Democrats Seek to Stop Trump From Succeeding. Remember back in the day when Democrats were supposed to
be the friends and protectors of oppressed minorities who stood up for their rights out of basic decency and courage?
Me neither — the Party of Bull Connor was never really concerned about any minority, just about creating client
voter groups they could pillage for money and ballots. Well, now the Democrats are holding up the confirmation of
Ric Grennell as ambassador to Germany. Luckily, Germany is not an important country going through a political crisis
right now. Phew! So, why are the Dems eager to ensure this vital post remains unoccupied? Because Ric is
openly gay and a hardcore conservative. His track record at the U.N. as a U.S. spokesman beating the foreigners into
line is terrific, and he went to all the fancy schools that normally make the pinkos squee, but the Democrats just can't
let Trump nominate an openly gay, pro-military conservative to a very high position in the government. That would be
another blow to the lie the Dems have been telling their clients for decades about how the Republicans are evil monsters
'Resistance' Leader George Soros Spent $16 Million Opposing Trump in 2017. Radical leftist billionaire George
Soros has funded violent insurrections all across the globe. In 2017 alone, Soros spent a record $16 million
opposing President Donald Trump.
Resist Movement in the Federal Government. The #Resist movement is strong within the federal government.
Ever since Donald Trump became president, his policies — or frankly, just his presence — has led government workers
to stage public protests or quietly resign.
The DeepState Endgame.
Immediately following the election we commenced Operation Hypo. As I noted in the after action report, a new phase of
infiltration and investigation was launched to penetrate the "resistance" movement that had been formed to obstruct the
President and attempt to remove him from power. Our efforts started by infiltrating a George Soros led group named
"Democracy Alliance". This organization is singularly focused on undermining the President and financially supporting
a myriad of efforts towards that objective.
Adam Schiff, election transparency crusader, does NOT want to Release The Memo. California Democrat
Rep. Adam Schiff has been among the leading voices on the Left calling for full transparency about the 2016 election so
the American people can know exactly what happened. However, the transparency Schiff has called for apparently only
applies to anything that might fit the Democrats' "Trump/Russia collusion" narrative. As far as the classified memo
that has shocked Republicans in Congress by documenting alleged surveillance abuses, Schiff is saying "not so fast":
shutdown reveals: Democrats will destroy America just to spite Trump. Donald Trump was inaugurated one
year ago after promising to make America great again. Throughout the campaign everyone knew what he believed, though it
was not clear what his opponents stood for. The Schumer shutdown has revealed the totality of the Democrats' agenda:
animosity and amnesty. When President Trump set out to deliver historic tax cuts for the American people, Democrats sat
on their hands, rather than participating in the legislative process. Now they've come off the sidelines to actively
sabotage the government established to serve the American people. Their stated reason for doing so is even more
astounding than the act itself.
The Shutdown Tells Us About Modern Democrats. Democrats will block the longest-ever extension of the CHIP program,
because they believe it politically expedient to connect the DACA issue to the funding debate. Perhaps it's good
politics. We'll see. But the fact is, during the shutdown of 2013, the consensus of all serious, right-thinking
people was that Republicans, who took basically the same position, were unfit to govern.
Primer on the "Government Shutdown". It seems Senate Democrats are determined to have a government shutdown
probably because of the default requirement of the Democratic base of "total resistance" to Trump. [...] Democrats are
banking on the premise of the media-academic complex that a government shutdown will be blamed on Republicans. The
second premise of the media-academic complex is that Republicans are supposed to forever be the Washington Generals to the
Democratic Progresstrotters, and roll over for "the side of history." Trump just might be the kind of person who will
call an end to this perverse state of affairs.
decree death in the swamp for the Dreamers. Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and their Democratic followers laid a
careful trap for their Republican tormentors, and then fell in it. The Republican leadership can keep them from
climbing out if they're smart and show a little courage. Determined not to recognize the results of the 2016 election,
as if they were the losers of an election in a third-world backwater, the losers set out to put their candidate on the throne
by "any means necessary." The Democrats established not the usual loyal opposition, but a "resistance." A resistance
does not try to make a government work, but to thwart it by fair means or foul.
Dems preemptively strike State of Union. "Democrats ramp up efforts to boycott Trump's State of the Union
address," blasted one Fox News headline. That's after four Dems — Reps. Frederica Wilson, Maxine
Waters, John Lewis and Earl Blumenauer — announced intent to boycott the speech. Not that anyone cares.
But just in case you wondered why, here's a bit, from Waters to MSNBC: "Why would I take my time to go and sit and
listen to a liar?" [...] All this comes in addition to Democrats' announced plans to bring sexual misconduct victims to
the speech — not to protest their own party's Al Franken-types, but rather, allegations against Trump —
and to hold as many protests both inside and outside the venue as possible.
ramp up efforts to boycott Trump's State of the Union address. Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson added her
name to a growing list of Democratic lawmakers who say they are fed up with President Trump and will boycott his State of the
Union address at the end of the month. Wilson, who was elected in 2010 and made headlines last year for fighting with
Trump over his telephone call to the widow of a fallen soldier, cited the president's "recent racist and incendiary remarks
about Haiti and African nations" for reasons why she wouldn't be attending the Jan. 30 speech. "For the first time
since I began serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, I will not be attending the president's State of the Union address,"
Wilson said in a statement late Sunday [1/14/2018]. "I have no doubts that instead of delivering a message of inclusivity
and an agenda that benefits all Americans, President Trump's address will be full of innuendo, empty promises and lies."
The Editor says...
Barack H. Obama made his share of State of the Union speeches that were "full of innuendo, empty promises and lies," and the Republicans
didn't boycott those event for political gain. As a public service, I have kept excerpts from the reviews of Obama's SOTU speeches
(and many others) here
The Obstruction of a Vital Election Integrity Commission.
The commission's assignment was to examine the integrity and security of the American election process. It was similar
to work done by several prior presidential commissions. This time, however, unprecedented obstruction from many state
election officials and partisan "lawfare" made fulfilling our responsibilities virtually impossible. Right off the bat,
a third of the states flatly refused to give the commission the voter registration and voter history data we
requested — even though it is supposed to be publicly available information. States routinely provide that
same data to political parties, candidates, and other third parties. There are only two possible explanations for their
refusal: either they were part of the partisan resist-Trump-at-any-costs movement, or they were afraid of what we might
find. Additionally, a swarm of meritless lawsuits, filed by progressive groups, hobbled our ability to make progress on
our assignment. Even one of our fellow commissioners joined in. Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap (a Democrat)
rushed to federal court because he didn't feel sufficiently included.
the Washington Post Part of the Far Left? We may have been the first to expose the Democracy Alliance, back in
2014. The Democracy Alliance is a shadowy group of far-left money men who organize their efforts to try to radically
transform American society through left-wing organizations of various kinds. The Democracy Alliance rates such groups
and encourages its far-left donors to support those who rate the highest, and it attempts to coordinate the efforts to
transform America that are carried out by elements of the far left. [...] The Democracy Alliance seeks to lead the
"resistance" to President Trump's common-sense policies, and the Washington Post has placed itself squarely in the
ranks of the "resistance." (When a Democrat is president, resistance is called "obstructionism.")
Ludicrous Ruling That Trump Can't End DACA. Yesterday [1/9/2018], Judge William Alsup ordered the Trump
administration to keep its predecessor's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in place. This
remarkable 49-page order has all the aesthetics of a judicial decision but is, at heart, an amateur act of punditry.
Judge Alsup paints the picture of a divided White House, wherein "the Chief Executive publicly favors the very program [his
Administration] has ended." Citing a "presidential tweet," the court suggests that DACA's recision "was contrived to
give the administration a bargaining chip to demand funding for a border wall in exchange for reviving DACA." These
talking points could have been plagiarized from the MSNBC chyron. Such rhetoric in a judicial decision would have
been unthinkable barely a year ago. But now it passes for the new normal. Once again, the judiciary has attempted
to shackle President Trump from making his own judgments about how to exercise his own power. The Supreme Court
has reversed Judge Alsup's outlandish rulings on DACA before. And it will do so again.
and Sessions must tell this amnesty judge to shove it. Not in [Alexander] Hamilton's wildest imaginings could
he ever have envisioned a time when a lowly district judge can force a president to make denizens of aliens, contrary to the
most foundational sovereignty statutes. Even King George couldn't do what Obama did on immigration without the consent
of Parliament, according to the Library of Congress. In that sense, the power of lower court judges has been elevated
to a higher status than that of a king, much less a president. Remember when Hamilton said even the Supreme Court would
have "neither force nor will" on political issues even governing American citizens? Those were good days. It's
not worth delving into the details of the ruling from this Antifa-style judge in San Francisco who declared last night that
Trump must continue renewing work permits, visas, and Social Security cards for people who, pursuant to law, must be
deported. After all, Judge William Alsup is merely continuing "the resistance," with the power of supremacy that even
conservative legal eagles have bestowed upon the judicial robes. Let's put aside the fact that it is a settled,
uninterrupted stream of case law that illegal aliens are considered as if they are outside the country and do not have
standing to sue in court. This is why we have administrative immigration judges, given that aliens have no access to
Article III courts.
rules against Trump administration on rescinding DACA. A federal judge in San Francisco on Tuesday barred the
Trump administration from turning back the Obama-era DACA program, which shielded more than 700,000 people from deportation,
Reuters reported. U.S. District Judge William Alsup, an appointee of President Bill Clinton, ruled that the program
must stay intact while litigation is played out. Alsup ordered that until a final judgment is reached, the program must
continue and those already approved for DACA protections and work permits must be allowed to renew them before they expire.
Rebellion. We are witnessing a treasonous rebellion by leftist judges who are declaring the last election null and void.
At the core of these traitors' arguments is the belief that the people do not have the right to express their views through the electoral
process. Essentially, these courts are declaring that President Trump doesn't have the same authority as his predecessor and that the
powers of the executive branch are constrained by what the judiciary thinks is good policy. These judges assert that President Trump
can't overrule the executive orders of his predecessor with his own executive orders. If that were the case, elections would be
meaningless, since one president could effectively prevent the people from rejecting his position by voting for a candidate who disagreed
with him. We see this in the judge's ruling on DACA. Ignoring for a moment the fact that DACA was an unconstitutional usurpation
of power by Obama, there is still a huge problem with a court effectively declaring that one president, Obama, can make edicts that other
presidents can't change.
Anarchy Over DACA. A federal judge, U.S. District Judge William Alsup, took it upon himself to order that the
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), put in place by former President Obama's executive order and wound
down towards ultimate termination by President Trump's own executive order last September, must stay in place at least for
the time being. The judge issued a preliminary injunction against ending DACA while lawsuits over President Trump's
decision go forward. The effect of Judge Alsup's order is to throw out a temporary lifeline to the illegal immigrant
"Dreamers" who have or have had DACA protection to be able to continue staying and working in the country while they apply
for renewals. Needless to say, President Trump was not happy with this latest example of judicial overreach.
House: San Francisco Court DACA Ruling 'Outrageous'. The White House responded to a ruling issued by a
federal district court in San Francisco demanding that President Donald Trump immediately reinstate DACA. "We find this
decision to be outrageous, especially in light of the President's successful bipartisan meeting with House and Senate members
at the White House on the same day," White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement. Sanders added that
President Donald Trump was determined to work on DACA through Congress, not through executive action.
Memo: DREAMers Are 'Critical' To Dems 'Future Electoral Success'. The Center For American Progress (CAP)
Action Fund circulated a memo on Monday calling illegal immigrants brought here at a young age — so-called
"Dreamers" — a "critical component of the Democratic Party's future electoral success." The memo, co-authored
by former Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri, was sent around to allies calling on Democrats to "refuse to offer
any votes for Republican spending bills that do not offer a fix for Dreamers and instead appropriate funds to deport them."
Kobach: Voter Fraud Commission 'Being Handed Off' to DHS, Will No Longer Be 'Stonewalled' by Dems. Kansas
Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach says the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity
will be "handed off" to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to "more effectively" investigate voter fraud without being
"stonewalled" by Democrats. In an interview with Breitbart News, Kobach said the news that President Trump is
dissolving the voter fraud commission should not be grounds for leftist organizations and Democrats — who sought
to stop the investigations into double voting and ballots cast by non-citizens — to celebrate, as the
investigations will continue under DHS.
Wants To Block Trump From Nuclear First Strike Without Congressional Permission. California Democratic
Rep. Ted Lieu told his Twitter followers Tuesday night to support his legislation to prevent President Trump from
launching a nuclear first strike without congressional authorization. The bill, known as the Restricting First Use of
Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017, (H.R. 669), had been proposed by Lieu and was referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs
last January, just four days after Trump was sworn into office. According to the bill summary, the legislation would
bar the president from using the military "to conduct a first-use nuclear strike unless such strike is conducted pursuant to
a congressional declaration of war expressly authorizing such strike."
County 'Concealing' Noncitizen Voter Records, Says Group. A public interest watchdog put one Texas County on
notice for failing to disclose noncitizen registered voter records, the group says. Shortly before the holidays, the
Indiana-based Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) sent a letter to attorneys representing Bexar County Elections
Administrator Jacqueline Callanen to state her office is "hereby notified that it now faces federal litigation should [it]
continue to deny access to requested" records related to voters that were later removed for failing to be U.S. citizens.
York's Attorney General in Battle With Trump. Eric Schneiderman, New York's attorney general, reached a
milestone of sorts recently. By moving to sue the Federal Communications Commission over net neutrality this month, his
office took its 100th legal or administrative action against the Trump administration and congressional Republicans.
His lawyers have challenged Mr. Trump's first, second and third travel bans and sued over such diverse matters as a
rollback in birth control coverage and a weakening of pollution standards. They have also unleashed a flurry of amicus
briefs and formal letters, often with other Democratic attorneys general, assailing legislation they see as gutting consumer
finance protections or civil rights.
Shocked by Donald Trump's election, Democrats adopted a strategy of resistance that's simple and blunt: Anything Trump
is for, they're against. It's turned out to be one of the least successful strategies a political party has ever
pursued. Yet Democrats have stuck to it. At least resistance does have one benefit. It assures Democrats
they're operating on higher moral ground than Republicans. This may explain why their commitment to resist Trump didn't
flag in 2017. They didn't bother with offering an alternative tax bill. Their job is to resist. The result has
been a string of failures.
Bureaucrats Are Quietly Working to Undermine Trump's Agenda. In report after report following Donald Trump's
election, career staffers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration kept saying the same thing: climate change
is real, serious and man-made. That's surprising because Trump has called global warming a hoax. His political
appointees at the Commerce Department, which oversees NOAA, have complained to its staff, but stopped short of demanding
changes or altering the findings. So the reports, blog posts and public updates kept flowing. The bureaucrats
won. "Everything coming out of NOAA does not reflect this administration," said David Schnare, a retired lawyer for an
industry-backed think tank who served on Trump's transition team and is skeptical about climate change. "It reflects
the last one." That's true across the government as some of the roughly two million career staff have found ways to
obstruct, slow down or simply ignore their new leader, the president.
blocks Trump administration rules on contraceptive coverage. A U.S. judge on Friday blocked President Donald
Trump's administration from moving forward with new rules that undermined an Obamacare requirement for employers to provide
health insurance that covers women's birth control.
fall apart: The decline of 'Dumbledore's Army'. Resistance to the Trump administration within the
intelligence community is beginning to unravel. When Mick Mulvaney was selected to lead the Consumer Financial
Protection Bureau (CFPB), he complimented the staff for being professional. There are a significant number of CFPB
employees opposed to the president and any of his appointees. They have formed a resistance group they call
Dumbledore's Army. Although members of other departments, agencies, and bureaus do not call themselves Dumbledore's
Army, they are essentially of the same mindset. Perhaps the largest number of these Dumbledores are in the Department
of Justice and the intelligence community. They are mounting an attack on the Trump administration and are suffering
one defeat after another.
is the Most Conservative President Since Reagan. He would like to build up the military further. They're
blocking him. He would like to secure the border, including physical barriers like a wall. They're blocking
him. He would like to repeal all of Obamacare. They're blocking him. A president can only do so much if a
president actually honors the Constitution, unlike Obama. He's trying to undo what Obama did to some of our lands, our
open spaces, which were nationalized by Obama.
blocked deportation of 550,000 illegals, more than Atlanta's population. U.S. immigration officials have
revealed that they face a deportation backlog of 550,000 illegal immigrants who were given temporary amnesty by former
President Obama or simply let off the hook by liberal judges. The massive backlog is being tackled by Immigration and
Customs Enforcement, but the sheer numbers — bigger than the populations of Atlanta or Sacramento — is
overwhelming the agency's enforcement and removal department.
Downsizing Utah's Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments Taken To Court. Another decision
made by President Donald Trump is being taken to court. The president issued two proclamations Monday to reduce the
size of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, as well as the Bears Ears National Monument, and to allow mining in
the newly public lands, and conservation groups filed a lawsuit against it a few hours later.
Stalling Trump Ambassadors, Harming U.S. Effort to Combat N. Korea, Conduct Diplomacy. Amid a global showdown
over North Korea's repeated and increasingly dangerous nuclear tests, Republican leaders in the Senate have declined to hold
a vote on several of President Donald Trump's picks for U.S. ambassador, most notably Richard Grenell, the former U.S.
spokesman at the United Nations who was tapped in September to serve as the next American ambassador to Germany. With
no indication that Congress will move in the near future to confirm Trump's picks, congressional and administration insiders
are expressing growing concerns that the holdup is interfering with U.S. attempts to rein in North Korea's nuclear program,
according to multiple sources who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon about the situation.
Liberal Organizers Incentivize Protesters To Get Arrested. Organizers with the left-leaning group Housing Works
told protesters they must "risk arrest" in order to be reimbursed for airfare to Washington, D.C., according to an internal
email obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. "We will transport, house and feed you, and deal with all legal
support. Caveat: if you are far away from DC and expensive to transport, we can probably only fly you if you can risk
arrest," the internal email told supporters.
Tom Cotton: Here's How to End Democrats' Obstruction of Trump's Nominees. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.,
says Democrats have forced the Senate into 47 cloture votes this year alone on President Donald Trump's judicial nominees,
compared with just six cloture votes in the first years of the four prior administrations combined. Cotton said Senate
Democrats are abusing procedures that allow them to stymie Trump's executive branch nominees. He said that allows
career bureaucrats to run their agencies anyway they want, "without any political accountability." The freshman Arkansas
senator leveled the charge in remarks to the Federalist Society, a conservative legal group, on Nov. 16 in Washington.
judge says Trump administration can't stop funding sex-reassignment surgeries for military members. A second
federal judge has halted the Trump administration's proposed transgender military ban, finding that active-duty service
members are "already suffering harmful consequences" because of the president's policy. The ruling Tuesday [11/21/2017]
by U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis in a Maryland case comes just weeks after another judge in Washington blocked the
administration's proposal that would have stopped military recruitment of transgender men and women and possibly forced the
dismissal of current service members, starting in March. The preliminary injunction issued by the judge in Baltimore on
Tuesday goes further than the earlier ruling by also preventing the administration from denying funding for sex-reassignment
surgeries after the order takes effect.
Cruz: Dems Filibustered Legislation That Would Have Had Texas Church Shooter in Prison. Yesterday, on
"Fox News @ Night," Cruz really laid into Democrats. He said that in 2013, the Democrats filibustered the Grassley-Cruz
legislation that "would have resulted in this shooter being in federal prison instead of murdering those innocents in that
Texas church." I still admire and really follow Ted Cruz and I know he is sick in his soul over this killing in his
state. I'm also sure he's furious because it didn't have to be this way.
The Dems' Tax
Demagoguery. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and the Democratic Party are trying to torpedo the biggest tax cut
since 1986. Schumer accuses GOP tax cutters of "messing up the good economy the president inherited from President Obama and
hurting the middle class." The senator must think we're stupid. The Obama economy wasn't "good." It was lousy,
sputtering along at a pathetic 2.1%, far below the 3.8% norm for this nation. Who got clobbered? The middle class,
who had to settle for almost no increase in wages and disappointing job prospects.
Trump Twitter outage prompts company investigation. President Trump blamed his 11-minute Twitter account outage on Thursday
[11/2/2017] on a "rogue employee." "My Twitter account was taken down for 11 minutes by a rogue employee. I guess the word
must finally be getting out-and having an impact," Trump tweeted early Friday morning. Twitter launched an internal investigation
Thursday after a "customer support" employee, reportedly working his or her last day with the company, briefly deactivated the highly viewed
account of the president.
Employee 'inadvertently' deactivated Trump's account. Twitter attributed a brief disappearance of President
Trump's personal Twitter account on Thursday night to "human error" on the part of one of its employees. "Earlier today
@realdonaldtrump's account was inadvertently deactivated due to human error by a Twitter employee," Twitter said in a
statement posted to the platform. "The account was down for 11 minutes, and has since been restored. We are
continuing to investigate and are taking steps to prevent this from happening again," Twitter added.
Time For GOP Leadership To Stop Letting Democrats Stall Judicial Nominations. Legislative victories are
typically short-lived, budget reforms sunset, regulations can be rescinded, and policy guidance is often not worth the paper
it's written on. But federal judicial appointments are for life; those black-robed arbiters continue shaping our world
long after the president who appointed them has left the White House.
Last Spasm. As far as anybody knows, the November 4th revolution/tantrum/jamboree planned by Antifa and its
associate organizations remains on schedule. The "Opposition" — Antifa, the John Brown Clubs, Refuse
Fascism, and assorted other scraps have announced that on that date the revolution will begin with a mass nationwide uprising
that will continue until the Trump/Pence regime is overcome. Dozens of hundreds of the people's vanguard will hit the
streets, squatting at intersections and holding their breaths until the fascists are exorcised and the new epoch of light is
blocks latest Trump travel ban hours before set to take effect. A federal judge in Hawaii on Tuesday [10/17/2017] blocked
President Trump's newest attempt to implement a travel ban, hours before it was scheduled to take effect at midnight. U.S.
District Court Judge Derrick K. Watson issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday [10/17/2017] on Trump's third executive order,
which had banned citizens of eight countries from entering the U.S. because of national security concerns. The Justice
Department said it would appeal the decision.
judge blocks Trump's third travel ban. A federal judge on Tuesday [10/17/2017] largely blocked the Trump
administration from implementing the latest version of the president's controversial travel ban, setting up yet another
legal showdown on the extent of the executive branch's powers when it comes to setting immigration policy. The decision
from U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson in Hawaii is sure to be appealed, but for now, it means that the administration
cannot restrict the entry of travelers from six of the eight countries that officials said were unable or unwilling to provide
information that the United States wanted to vet the countries' citizens.
Are The Lawmakers Fighting Trump's Transgender Ban. Democratic and Republican members of Congress introduced a
bill Friday [10/13/2017] to block the Pentagon from removing active-duty transgender troops. Republican Reps.
Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida joined Democratic Reps. Jackie Speier of California,
Susan Davis of California, Adam Smith of Washington, and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona in introducing the House companion bill to
Senate bill S. 1820, that blocks the Department of Defense (DOD) from removing transgender troops based on gender
identity. "Kicking out members of the United States Armed Services solely based on their gender identity is hateful,
discriminatory, and on the wrong side of history," Speier said in a statement Friday. [...] Former President Barack Obama's
administration repealed the ban on transgender individuals serving openly in the military in June 2016.
promise to derail Congress until Dream Act passes. Leading Hispanic Democrats said Monday they're so
disappointed in President Trump's new 70-point immigration enforcement plan that they'll withhold support for must-pass
legislation in Congress until lawmakers work out a better deal to protect illegal immigrants. "They are not going to
have Democrats to get them over the finish line on anything they need," said Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, chairwoman of
the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. She and fellow Democrats, on a conference call with reporters, said Mr. Trump's
demand for a border wall, a crackdown on sanctuary cities, more deportation agents and a rewrite of a number of loopholes
that have allowed illegal immigrants to gain a foothold in the U.S. are all non-starters.
Zinke plans overhaul because Interior Department employees 'not loyal'. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said
Monday 30 percent of his agency's employees are "not loyal" to him or President Trump and he is developing a plan to overhaul
the department. "I got 30 percent of the crew that's not loyal to the flag," Zinke said in remarks to the National
Petroleum Council, a federal advisory panel.
Dems Push Phony Precedent To Block Ninth Circuit Court Nominee. Oregon's two Democratic senators are blocking
one of President Trump's judicial nominees with claims that a "longstanding" state tradition mandating that nominees be
chosen from their "judicial selection committee" was violated, but the tradition they cite has never applied to picks for the
U.S. Circuit Court, according to records viewed by the Washington Free Beacon. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff
Merkley alerted the White House that they would be blocking the nomination of Oregon native Ryan Bounds for a seat on the
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Bounds is currently serving as assistant U.S. Attorney for the
District of Oregon.
Deep State Wraps Its Protective Cocoon Around Hillary Clinton. Question: Now that the Republicans control
all three branches of government, my question is really simple. Why is it that when organizations have sued the Justice
Department and State Department — I'm, of course, speaking of Judicial Watch here — for documents
related to Hillary Clinton, Benghazi and all of the other Obama scandals... why is it that State and Justice are so slow in
releasing the documents that the judges have ordered to be released? And if it is the deep state that you talk about, then
why isn't Secretary Tillerson and Attorney General Sessions getting in there and kicking some tail to get this information out?
joins lawsuit to block Trump from ending DACA. Colorado on Wednesday [9/13/2017] announced that it would join 15 other
states and the District of Columbia in a lawsuit against President Trump's decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood
Arrivals (DACA) program. Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.) called Trump's decision to end the program "outrageous," pressing
Congress to "immediately" pass the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act and immigration reforms.
prods State Department to stop delaying release of Clinton emails. The White House has been privately urging
the State Department to speed up its protracted process for releasing Hillary Clinton's still-undisclosed emails. [...] The
pressure from the White House may be working. On Thursday, the State Department released a batch of Clinton-related
emails that show how she honored requests from Clinton Foundation and campaign donors to pull some strings. The
department turned over to Judicial Watch, a government watchdog group, 1,617 pages of documents, including
97 email exchanges not previously disclosed.
Gutierrez: Democrats ready to shut down government if Dream Act fails. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.,
said he and other liberal House Democrats are prepared to support a government shutdown if House members fail to pass the
Dream Act and protect hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants from being deported. "We have a Democratic
caucus where I know the vast majority of the members of the Democratic caucus are ready to say 'If there is no pathway
forward, not only for the 800,000 and for visas for all of you, but also for the rest of immigrant youth through the Dream
Act, then there is no government for anyone,'" Gutierrez said Friday [9/8/2017] during a press conference with the United
We Dream advocacy group. "We will shut it down or let the Republicans keep it open with their own votes."
Franken will use Senate blue-slip tradition to block Trump judiciary nominee. Sen. Al Franken said Tuesday
that he will use an arcane Senate tradition to try to derail one of President Trump's appeals court nominees, marking an
escalation in what has become a nasty fight over the shape of the federal judiciary. Mr. Franken said he won't
return his "blue slip" for Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras, Mr. Trump's nominee for the 8th U.S. Circuit
Court of Appeals. Under Senate tradition, the chamber won't proceed on a judicial nominee unless both home-state
senators return their blue slips, signifying acquiescence in the pick. Left with little power to filibuster, the blue
slip has become the most effective tool Democrats have to obstruct Mr. Trump's court nominees.
Filibuster is Senate
invention to aid and abet senators. First of all, let's get it straight. There is no such thing as
filibuster in the United States Constitution. The notion that this was an invention of the Founding Fathers is just
wishful thinking by senators who want to give their shameless power grab the imprimatur of legitimacy. Actually, the
Constitution provides that a simple majority in both the House and Senate is sufficient to do business. We know that
was the plan because the authors of the Constitution spelled out only a handful of circumstances when a super-majority would
be required such as ratifying treaties.
Are Democrats So Afraid Of? Mention voter fraud near a liberals and you'll see Pavlov's Basic Principles of
Classical Conditioning in action. "There is no voter fraud," they'll instinctively say, then expect a treat. [...] But
why would Democrats, both elected and in the media, be so upset at the prospect of looking into it? As Napoleon is
credited with saying, "Never interfere with your enemy when he is committing a mistake." Yet Democrats are adamant that
this commission end, and their fellow Democrats in positions of power in the states resist any cooperation. Their
activist arms have gone so far as to file lawsuits to delay sharing voter information with the commission. Not to stop
it — it's public information, after all — but to slow the process in the hope of stopping it altogether.
Franken Impede the Path of an Outanding Judge. When Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras was nominated
for the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, the news was met with enthusiastic support by Minnesotans from
across the political spectrum. A diverse group of judges, attorneys and law professors urged the Senate to act on
Stras' nomination and confirm him for the Eighth Circuit. Among those who signed letters of support for Stras are
former colleagues on the Minnesota Supreme Court, including retired Justice Alan Page and others appointed by a bipartisan
list of governors, as well as former Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Gov. Mark Dayton. Stras is also supported by 12
former members of Congress from Minnesota (Republicans and Democrats), by members of the faculty at the University of
Minnesota Law School and by more than 100 prominent Minnesota attorneys.
Plans on the Hard Left for November 4. One thing overlooked in the uproar over Charlottesville is that this
was, evidently, merely a dress rehearsal for a much larger-scale effort planned for this Autumn. Activist groups on the
left evidently have something big in store for November 4th. The idea seems to be a revival of the 1971 "Days of
Rage" — an effort to shut down the country as a whole to force a change in government.
ACLU sues Trump administration over arrests
of immigrant teens. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a class action lawsuit against President Trump's administration over
the detention of immigrant teenagers for "unsubstantiated claims of gang affiliation." The lawsuit, announced on Friday [8/11/2017], targets Attorney
General Jeff Sessions, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Refugee Resettlement.
In a press release, the ACLU accuses ICE and the Office of Refugee Resettlement of detaining children and transporting them to detention facilities without
notifying their parents or lawyers.
Federal Government, HHS, DOJ: Gaming the
Freedom of Info System. In addition to the active lawsuit I have in federal court over the intrusion into my government computers, I
have been litigating several of the many failed government responses to lawful Freedom of Information Act requests. I'm giving up on one
of them as of this week. It's my request for public material the government withheld after the disastrous launch of Obamacare in 2013 when I
was reporting on the topic for CBS News. We have learned, among other things, that federal officials gave incorrect and misleading information
to the public and under oath to Congress regarding serious security failures in development and testing of the national website and system, and
other important topics.
Active-Duty Troops Sue Trump Over Military Ban. President Donald Trump is being sued by five transgender people
serving in the United States military who are requesting for transgender troops to be permitted to stay in the armed
forces. The lawsuit comes in response to Trump's July tweets announcing transgender troops would not be allowed to
serve in the military in "any capacity," according to the New York Times. The case, organized by the National
Center for Lesbian Rights and the GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders, is filed under pseudonyms "Jane Doe" one through five.
Fired NSC Aide Reveals
Political Warfare Operation Targeting Trump. A White House National Security Council official has charged that leftist opponents of
President Trump are engaged in political warfare operations designed to subvert his presidency and drive him from office. Rich Higgins, until
recently director of strategic planning at the NSC, revealed the program in a seven-page memorandum produced in May that warns of a concerted
information warfare campaign by the Marxist left, Islamists, and political leaders and government officials opposed to the populist president.
"The Trump administration is suffering under withering information campaigns designed to first undermine, then delegitimize and ultimately remove
the president," Higgins states.
ALL opposition voices: Inside The Media Matters Playbook. Even to casual observers, it has been obvious
for months that the left is orchestrating a tightly-coordinated campaign to undermine and delegitimize the current
presidential administration. As an extension of the decades-long campaign to wrestle the narrative away from
conservatives, independents and centrists, they're smearing right-leaning commentators with anything they can find. [...]
So, what exactly do they want? Nothing less than complete control over political discourse in America.
probe: Democrats block key witness against shadowy firm Fusion GPS. Senate Democrats used a parliamentary maneuver
Wednesday [7/26/2017] to cut short a high-profile hearing, where a key witness was set to testify on Russia's misdeeds and also raise
fresh allegations against the company behind the infamous anti-Trump dossier. Bill Browder, the CEO and co-founder of Hermitage
Capital, was set to tell the Senate Judiciary Committee that the co-founder of the firm Fusion GPS was hired to conduct a "smear
campaign" against him.
Parliamentarian Blocks Defunding Of Planned Parenthood. On Friday night [7/22/2017], Elizabeth MacDonough, the
Senate parliamentarian, made [...] sure that defunding of Planned Parenthood will not be part of the Senate health care bill,
citing the Byrd rule to stipulate that the key provisions violated Senate rules. [...] It is now clear the Senate's version of a
new health care bill will not defund Planned Parenthood, as it would require 60 votes in the Senate to implement such an action.
Senate Parliamentarian Try to Save Obamacare? [Scroll down] This was the "clean repeal" that Senator Rand
Paul and other conservative Senators would like to vote on rather than BCRA, and President Trump would certainly sign it into
law if Congress could get it to his desk. Would the Senate parliamentarian move the goalpost on reconciliation to
prevent that? Probably. This functionary is expected to be a kind of nonpartisan referee and advisor to the
Senate leadership concerning the proper interpretation of that body's rules and procedures. That anonymous person you
sometimes see on C-SPAN quietly conferring with the presiding officer is likely to be the parliamentarian explaining some
arcane rule. But that specialized knowledge is no guarantee of political neutrality.
Groups Fight to Stop Trump's Voter Fraud Commission. President Donald Trump's voter fraud commission announced
late Monday it's temporarily suspending its collection of voter data from states following a lawsuit by the Electronic
Privacy Information Center. The Electronic Privacy Information Center had asked for a temporary restraining order in
its July 3 suit, saying the commission should have had a plan to protect the data on individual voters before it set
about collecting it from the state. But there's more to the story.
want results, not resistance. Beltway Democrats like Elizabeth Warren can barely contain their glee at what
they perceive as a difficult pace of change. But their euphoria is misplaced. [...] Democrats are oddly convinced they
are winning when they keep losing. In the four post-Trump special elections Democrats are 0 for 4. That
is not momentum. That is failure. My special election in Kansas was one of those four races, along with contests in
Georgia, Montana and South Carolina.
House to Dems: Stop Obstructing Trump's Nominations. Democrats in the Senate have launched an "unprecedented obstruction"
campaign of President Donald Trump's nominees, the White House said Monday [7/10/2017]. Marc Short, director of Legislative Affairs,
likened the Democrats' behavior to children on the playground who take their toys and go home out of spite.
House slams Senate Democrats' 'unprecedented campaign of obstruction' against Trump nominees. Senate Democrats
are blocking President Trump's political nominees at unprecedented rates, White House legislative affairs director Marc Short
said on Monday [7/10/2017]. "The Senate is conducting the slowest confirmation process in American history," Short told
reporters at the White House. Short accused Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., of spearheading an "unprecedented
campaign of obstruction" against Trump's nominees. "It is the will of the American people that is being denied," Short said.
stonewall: 23% Trump picks OK'd vs. 69% of Obama's. Putting numbers behind his claim that Senate Democrats have
stonewalled his agenda and creation of a Republican government, President Trump today charged that he's only been able to get
approval of 23 percent of his top picks compared to former President Obama, who had 69 percent confirmed at this stage of his
first term. In a long and detailed accounting of the effort to block his administration, the White House today said,
"Less than a month away from the August recess, the Senate has confirmed only 23 percent of President Trump's 216
nominations. By the first August recess during President Obama's first term, the Senate had confirmed 69 percent
of his 454 nominations."
mulls cancelling Congress' summer recess to break Senate Democrat obstruction of nominees. President Trump has
not ruled out cancelling Congress's August recess to force votes on nominees that the administration says have been held up
by unpretending obstructionism by Democrats. Marc Short, the White House director of legislative affairs, said Senate
Democrats blocking of confirmation of key nominees was jeopardizing national security and denying Americans a fully staffed
federal government. "The president has every right to call Congress back if necessary," Mr. Short told reporters
at the White House.
sues to demand transparency from Trump's voter integrity panel. The ACLU filed a new lawsuit Monday [7/10/2017] against
President Trump's voter integrity commission, delivering a fierce rhetorical attack on the panel as part of a complaint that the
commission is violating open-government rules. Lawyers for the American Civil Liberties Union said the commission, which
Mr. Trump set up to study the scope of voter fraud and the size of potential barriers to voting, is actually an attempt
to give "a veneer of legitimacy" to the president's claims that millions of illegal votes were cast in last year's election.
to Do Away With the Blue Slip. The "blue slip" — the power of senators to block judicial nominations
within their states — is a venerable Senate tradition that has long outlived its usefulness. Similar to the
filibuster, liberals view the blue slip either as incorrigible obstructionism or as the height of prudent constitutionalism,
depending only on which party's president is nominating judges.
agency won't commit to giving noncitizen data to voter fraud commission. The U.S. immigration agency that holds
millions of records on noncitizens living legally in the U.S. will not commit to turning over that data to President Trump's
commission on voter fraud. The Commission on Election Integrity already has clashed with Democrat-run states that are
refusing to meet its written requests to provide voter rolls. The information is considered public and is often given
or sold to political groups. Commission Vice Chairman Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state, told The Washington
Times in May that he also wants U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to provide the identifications of noncitizens
living as permanent residents with green cards.
Kobach: Only 14 states have refused Trump election commission request. Kris Kobach, vice chair of the Presidential Advisory
Commission on Election Integrity, said Wednesday [7/5/2017] that only 14 states and the District of Columbia have refused the commission's recent
request for voter data, disputing reports that dozens of states had rejected the request. "At present 20 states have agreed to provide
the publicly available information requested by the commission and another 16 states are reviewing which information can be released under
their state laws," Kobach said in a statement. "In all, 36 states have either agreed or are considering participating with the
Commission's work to ensure the integrity of the American electoral system."
Democrats blocking Trump court picks. Senate Democrats are turning to procedural tactics to delay confirmation
of President Trump's appeals court picks, and conservative groups are firing back with a new ad in Michigan trying to force
two Democrats to clear a path for one embattled nominee. The Judicial Crisis Network says it will spend $140,000 on the
ad, which demands Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters drop any objections to Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan
Larsen, who Mr. Trump nominated to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on May 8.
Terry McAuliffe Again Obstructs
Efforts to Investigate Voter Fraud. The decision by Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe (D.) not to cooperate with a White House commission
examining voting processes in federal elections comes after a year in which the governor circumvented the commonwealth's supreme court to restore voting
rights for convicted felons and stalled efforts by the Virginia legislature to fight voter fraud. McAuliffe announced on Thursday evening [6/29/2017]
he has "no intention of honoring" a request for publicly available voter data made by the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which
was established through a May executive order and is being led by Vice President Mike Pence. McAuliffe stated in his rejection that there is
"no evidence" of voter fraud in Virginia, and that the "only irregularity in the 2016 presidential election centered around Russian tampering."
He also stated his belief that the commission was set up as a "tool to commit large-scale voter suppression."
The Editor says...
In a way, Mr. McAuliffe is correct: The commission was set up to help suppress the votes of dead people,
non-citizens, incarcerated felons, and the victims of identity theft.
Schumer uses Senate
rule to scuttle meeting on 'unmasking' by Obama officials. Capitol Hill's competing Russia-election meddling investigations boiled over as
Senate Democrats blocked a closed-door hearing into possible Obama White House efforts to "unmask" members of the Trump presidential campaign, while the
chairman of the leading Senate probe said he hoped to complete the panel's work by the year's end. A planned Senate Judiciary Committee inquiry into
whether Mr. Obama's aides tried to improperly identify U.S. citizens swept up in intelligence surveillance of foreign targets was short-circuited after
Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer invoked a parliamentary rule against holding committee meetings beyond the first two hours of the Senate's day.
workers to protest: The controversial trend of social justice benefits. Since the election, scores of
activists have taken to the streets, town halls and rallies to blast President Trump. That's all with the blessing of
their boss thanks to social justice benefits and paid time off work policies that are growing in popularity. At San
Francisco marketing firm Traction, social justice benefits take the form of two so-called "Days of Action" a year.
"They can take part in a protest, they can volunteer for a cause that is meaningful to them," says CEO Adam Kleinberg.
"Civic engagement is a foundation of our democracy, and companies should encourage it."
Health Care Bill Protesters Dragged Away by Capitol Hill Police. Hundreds of protesters gathered this morning
[6/22/2017] Capitol after Senate Republicans released their plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare. Katie Pavlich noted
that many of the demonstrators have not even gotten a look at what's in the 142-page bill. [Video clip]
Sanders: Act in 'unprecedented' ways to thwart Republicans. Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders says "unprecedented" actions
by his supporters must be taken to stop Republicans from passing a health care bill in the Senate. A Facebook Live event Monday
[6/19/2017] with Mr. Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren included a call for unorthodox actions to halt Republican
efforts to replace Obamacare, former President Barack Obama's signature legislative achievement.
to grind Senate to a halt over ObamaCare repeal fight. Senate Democrats are slowing the Senate to a crawl as
they escalate their fight over the GOP push to repeal and replace ObamaCare. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer
(D-N.Y.) announced that Democrats will invoke the so-called "two hour" rule on Tuesday [6/20/2017], which blocks committees
from meeting after the Senate has been in session for two hours.
Block Witnesses from Testifying in House Intel Probe. House Democrats are continuing to block testimony from
about a dozen witnesses who sought to appear before the intelligence oversight panel investigating Russian interference in
the 2016 election. Congressional officials said one of the key witnesses, former informal adviser to the Trump campaign
Carter Page, was scheduled to testify at a closed hearing of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. But
Democrats on the committee blocked the testimony, asserting they needed more time to prepare.
Slumber Party Part VI: Seizing The Senate Floor Over Obamacare Repeal. Senate Democrats took over the floor to
protest Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court. Okay — that's not exactly fair. It was mostly
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), but they held another slumber party over global warming. Over on the House side,
Democrats occupied the floor to force a vote on gun control after the horrific mass shooting at the LGBT Pulse nightclub in
Orlando. And now, Democrats are going to takeover the Senate floor again for the lack of transparency over the GOP
health care bill... until about midnight.
Wants to Hear Lynch's Side of the Story Before Requesting Investigation. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer
(D-N.Y.) said he wants to hear former Attorney General Loretta Lynch's side of the story before calling for an investigation
into whether she tried to downplay the seriousness of Hillary Clinton's email practices. "Well, before I say anything
further on this, I want to hear what Loretta Lynch's side of the story is. I haven't heard that yet," Schumer told a
press conference on Tuesday [6/13/2017].
Winning His War on Washington. No one who followed closely really believed that the war was over on election
night. The Democrats contested some local results, very unsuccessfully, and then, in their stark disbelief, took out
television advertisements reaching tens of millions of people to ask some of the 538 people elevated to the electoral college
to break their pledges and vote for Hillary Clinton instead of Donald Trump. It was an absurd fiasco. Democratic
Senate leaders Chuck Schumer and Richard Durbin made prodigious efforts to block virtually every nominee of the incoming
administration to high office.
not knowing a anything about it, 66% of millennials oppose Trump budget. Just like Congress passes bills before
they know what's in them, millennials are passing judgement on President Donald Trump's budget before the full details are
known and understood. Millennials, which mostly get their news from Facebook, couldn't possibly understand the impacts
of Trump's budget overhaul, but in a GenForward poll, 66 percent of young Americans say they oppose the budget because it
helps the rich. How exactly does the Trump budget help the rich?
calls for rebuilding transportation systems, blasts Democrats as obstructionist. Standing on the banks of the
Ohio River, President Trump pledged Wednesday to rebuild America's waterway transportation system and took a swipe at
Democrats for failing to support his efforts. Saying Americans "deserve the best infrastructure any where in the
world," the president promoted his $1-trillion plan to rebuild roads, bridges and canals with a direct investment of
$200 billion from the federal government.
Treason. There is a division of the nation that
cannot be repaired. While the media pretends that everything it does is out of concern for the nation, it is really out of concern for the advances
toward collectivism that have been made under Barack Obama that piques their concern. The way that the media and the "deep state" cooperate to
maintain those collectivist advances is startling, or would be, if anyone reported on it. Understand that everything that has gone on
since the election of Donald Trump has been to deny him the presidency, not so much the office, but the power of the office.
Anti-Trump Group has Received More than $20 Million in Government Grants. A prominent liberal activist group
that is closely involved with anti-Trump campaigns has been awarded more than $20 million in taxpayer-funded government
grants since 2002, according to a review of the organization's Form 990s. Make the Road New York (MRNY), a New York
City-based Latino immigrant group with 19,000 dues-paying members, has been actively involved with anti-Trump campaigns and
is closely linked to an organization that is spearheading a new $80 million anti-Trump network that will span across
32 states. In addition to generous funding from liberal billionaire George Soros, MRNY has hauled in millions in
effort to cripple Trump. Sen. Chuck Schumer is trying to sabotage the Trump administration, at the expense
of the country. [...] Schumer says he will try to block a new director of the FBI until Trump appoints a special counsel to
investigate Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. It's obvious what Schumer sees to gain from this effort. It
pleases the liberal base and serves Schumer's broader purpose of crippling an administration, making it ineffective, and then
reaping the electoral rewards of complaining against a president who can get nothing done.
funds 'Resistance Summer' in the hopes of harnessing Trump opposition. The Democratic National Committee
reportedly is planning to pump $1 million into everything from rallies, town halls and neighborhood meetings in hopes of
growing voter opposition to President Trump. The so-called "Resistance Summer" is billed as a 50-state strategy.
The DNC plans to hold events across the country in early June before sponsoring a national training summit in the hopes of
attracting scores of new Democratic voters, the Hill reported. The move is the party's first concrete expansion plan
since Tom Perez took over as chairman.
Schumer's Threat To Block New FBI Director Shows Democratic Incompetence. One of the reasons Democrats freaked
out over [James] Comey's firing is because they said it interfered with the ability of the FBI to function properly and do
their job. So the solution is to block the appointment of a replacement? [...] It's fascinating to watch. Donald
Trump keeps shooting himself in the foot, and instead of sitting back, allowing it to happen, Schumer is grabbing the gun
from Trump and firing shots into both of his own feet.
Ponder Whether Resisting Donald Trump Is Enough. For Democrats these days, the key word in their political vocabulary is "resistance."
Amid the flurry of analysis and commentary marking President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office, the Democratic Party's position was clear:
It is fighting the president and all he does, pure and simple.
latest move to "fight the wall" is truly something out of La La Land. There are still budget battles and (probably) blockades
from the 9th Circuit to come, but sooner or later the President is going to get some work started on the border wall. But if and when
he does, California is laying some landmines in advance for any private contractors who dare to bid on the job and pour a single yard of
concrete. In a move being dubbed, "Build it and be banned," California legislators are proposing to impose a permanent ban for
government contracts on any company who takes part in the project.
Democrats' Desperate Ploy To Block Tax Reform. Democrats say they won't work with President Trump on tax reform
unless he first releases his tax returns. This has to be the lamest excuse for not fixing the tax code we've ever heard.
Than 70 Liberal Groups Partnered for Anti-Trump Tax Day Protests. A coalition of more than 70 liberal groups
coordinated to plan nationwide protests demanding President Donald Trump release his tax returns. The April 15 protests
drew thousands of people in Washington, D.C. 'Local protests' took place in 44 states, with international protests in
Germany, Japan, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. The protests were organized through a website called TaxMarch.org.
The site claims the demonstrations were the result of ordinary Americans, community organizers, advocates, and "people from all
walks of life and all backgrounds" holding Trump, his administration, and Congress accountable.
Gorsuch Gambit, Democrats Claim The Stupid Party Label. Trump derangement syndrome claimed its first victim today [4/6/2017], when
Senate Democrats decided to filibuster the appointment of the supremely qualified Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, and
ended up handing Trump and the GOP the opportunity to dramatically shift the ideological balance on the court.
Feinstein In 2006: You Can't Block A SCOTUS Nominee Because You Disagree With Him. The Democrats are going
crazy over the appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Gorsuch is completely qualified but they're trying to
block him just because they hate Trump for winning. Back in 2006, Dianne Feinstein had a much more reasonable view on
this subject. [Video clip]
The Yasser Arafat of the
Democratic Party. [Chuck] Schumer is so practiced at saying one thing to Democratic elites and another to the
Democratic base that it is easy to fall for his charade. But neither Arafat nor Schumer should fool you. [...] His decision
is chum in the water for the frenzied "resistance" to President Trump, which has decided that a judge who was approved to the
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals with Democratic support — including Schumer's — and whose fans include
President Obama's former solicitor general and legal scholar Cass Sunstein is somehow a jurisprudential freak who should be
prevented from joining the Supreme Court by extraordinary means.
Networks, Foundations Joined Forces to Create Trump 'Resistance' Fund. Three liberal donor networks and
foundations with ties to billionaire George Soros have joined forces to form a new fund to "resist" President Donald
Trump. The Emergent Fund, which carries a goal of fighting "immediate threats" to "immigrants, women, Muslim and
Arab-American communities, black people, LGBTQ communities, and all people of color," was established late last year to
quickly fund groups to take direct, immediate action against Republicans. Since the fund's formation, it has received
little public attention. It has raised over half a million dollars to give to groups opposing Republicans, such as the
Black Lives Matter Network. The fund has extensive ties to significant liberal networks and groups.
Chair Pledges Opposition to Trump on Everything but Socialized Medicine. Newly-elected DNC Chairman Tom Perez
downplayed the notion that Democrats are becoming the "Party of No" by saying he'd be willing to work with Trump on socialized
medicine, while vowing to block nearly every other White House initiative from infrastructure spending to Supreme Court nominee
Dick Durbin Blasts Democrat Anti-Gorsuch Strategy. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) has taken a different tone
regarding the confirmation process of Judge Gorsuch, and his Democrat colleagues should take note. While radical
left-wingers like Elizabeth Warren, Sherrod Brown, and Jeff Merkley have said they would oppose Gorsuch even before the
hearing, Sen. Durbin stated rejected that kind of behavior, saying: "I don't think that serves the country well."
a month offered to 'A Teams' to fight Trump agenda. A group known for its successes fighting digital wars, notably net neutrality, is
offering $15,000 to activists who quit their jobs and form "A-Teams" to jump into a war on President Trump's agenda.
of the Mind. There is now something called the "Resistance," which by its nomenclature poses that its opposition to Trump is
reminiscent of European partisan resistance to Hitler: Affluent progressives are now on the barricades to stop another Holocaust?
Cities now nullify federal law in the spirit of the Old Confederacy. A federal judge doesn't enforce federal law because he says he does
not like what the president and his associates said in the past, during the campaign. Op-ed writers overseas wait eagerly for the
Court needs judges like Gorsuch because America has leaders like Schumer. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer,
D-N.Y., [...] trotted out three people, representing supposed "victims" of [Judge Neil] Gorsuch's jurisprudence. He hoped
to demonstrate that Gorsuch is hostile toward workers and cancer patients, and takes the side of "the powerful" and corporations
against the "powerless" little guy. Never mind that in all three cases, one of which was decided unanimously by a three
judge panel that included one of former President Bill Clinton's appointees, Gorsuch scrupulously applied the text of the laws
as written by the Congress in which Schumer serves. Schumer just didn't like the outcomes or, to be more precise, he hopes
the outcomes might be sufficiently tear-jerking that they can inflict damage on the judge's chances of confirmation.
Chuck Schumer calls for chaos.
New York's senior senator doesn't like the fact that Republicans mean to insert provisions for border-wall funding and deportation of illegal
immigrants in a must-pass bill to keep the government funded past April 28. So he's threatening a filibuster to block
passage — which would result in furloughing government employees, just like last time. Back then, Democrats called it
"hostage-taking." Now they're blaming Republicans for leaving Democrats no option but to take hostages themselves. Or, as
Schumer put it: "They will be shutting down the government and delivering a severe blow to our economy." Meaning:
When they do it, it's reckless; when we do it, it's principle.
Today's Riot-Prone Mobs
Are A Product Of America's Cult-Like Education System. If you are of sound mind and watched the anti-Trump demonstrations unfold on Inauguration
Day, then during the recent anti-speech riots at the Cal Berkeley and New York University campuses, two developments probably stood out to you. First,
you could see how violent rioters systematically infiltrated and punctuated those purportedly "largely peaceful" protests. I dare say, the Black Bloc
presence and body language looks eerily similar that of ISIS terrorists, right down to the black hoods and masks. Second, there is a particularly
cult-like feel to the behavior of these mobs: the incoherence, blind rage, encouragement of lawlessness, and utter hostility to anyone who doesn't conform
to their mindset. It's an anger sustained by vilification tactics reminiscent of the "two minutes hate" in Orwell's novel "1984." Rather than
acting as individuals who exercise rational thought, participants in these mobs act more like atomized parts of manufactured hives. They have been
deployed at the drop of a hat — at airports, town halls, campuses — no doubt to create the illusion of mass resistance to a duly elected president
and his administration. Such mobs are also aggressively pre-packing and swarming town halls of GOP members of Congress in solidly GOP districts.
Vern Buchanan Holds Off Thousands of Leftists Who Storm His Town Hall: 'The Bottom Line Is' Donald Trump 'Won the Election'. Both
sides — pro-Trump activists and anti-Trump activists — showed up in force as a capacity crowd of thousands packed into
the Van Wezel Performing Arts center with thousands more watching outside. Interestingly, Trump won this district in the general election by
11 percent, so the outsized show of force from leftists is not representative of the feelings of those in the district, which sprawls along
Florida's southwestern coast. Despite the clear and concerted efforts to disrupt, Buchanan kept his cool for more than an hour throughout,
made his case, and did not buckle under the left's pressure.
It's Not College Kids Creating Chaos To Resist Trump, 'They're Professionals'. A New Zealander we interviewed
at the Conservative Political Action Conference, who has studied the radical left for some 30 years, says he is watching an
escalating number of radicals foment hate, violence and chaos by any means necessary to destroy the American constitutional way
of life. These "ain't college students; they're professionals." He hopes more Americans are connecting the dots and
Leading Resistance Movement Against Trump, Launches Nationwide Protest Training. According to the Associated
Press, the American Civil Liberties Union recently launched a nationwide training event to "urge organized, public resistance
by those opposed to policies of President Donald Trump." The first one happened over the weekend at a University of Miami
sports arena and was streamed to all 50 states. The executive director of the ACLU, Anthony Romero, said 200,000 people
attended across 2,000 local events. Romero said the seminar focused on protesters knowing their rights and encouraged
them to march for "priority issues" such as immigration, LGBT, free speech, religious freedom, and civil and reproductive rights.
Dirty Dem Dogs of Disruption. A new nonprofit called American Oversight launched this week to combat President
Trump's "culture of impunity." The outfit declared itself "nonpartisan" and claims its crusaders will fight for a
"transparent and ethical government." [...] These Democrat operatives aren't interested in accountability. Their
mission is to attack, obstruct and destroy their political opponents at all costs. Executive Director and Obama donor
Austin Evers is certainly familiar with the "culture of impunity." He worked as a lawyer at Williams and Connolly —
the firm representing Hillary Clinton and the same firm that boasts longtime Clinton consigliere David Kendall, who shepherded
scandal-ridden Bill and Hill through Whitewater, Lewinsky-gate and Email-gate. Evers had zero experience handling public
records and classified document requests before he was hired by the State Department in 2015 to be Hillary's information blocker.
They Broke It, Why Won't
They Help Fix It? Last night [3/8/2017], House Democrats forced a series of nuisance votes, in an attempt to
slow debate down as much as possible and obstruct any effort to replace Obamacare. House Democrats have "declared
parliamentary warfare in an attempt to delay the bill as much as possible."
Trump executive order hurts Hawaii's feelings. There's a race going on for states to file or join new lawsuits against President
Trump's second executive order temporarily halting entry into the U.S. for some people from a few terror-plagued countries. The new actions
promise to be rehashes of the states' earlier suits against Trump's original order. Washington State, for example, which managed to stop the
first order, has gone so far as to argue the new order and the now-rescinded original measure are identical, and has asked a judge to simply apply
his emergency stop to the new order as if nothing has changed.
vow government shutdown over Trump border wall. Congressional Democrats signaled Monday [3/13/2017] that
they're ready to block spending bills over President Trump's planned border wall, raising the risks of a new government
shutdown early in the new administration. Adding more immigration agents to Homeland Security's deportation agency,
making Planned Parenthood ineligible for federal cash and changing former President Barack Obama's policies on the environment,
labor, veterans or consumer protections would also invite a shutdown, Senate Democrats said in a letter to GOP leaders.
launches nationwide training on protest, resistance. The American Civil Liberties Union staged a nationwide
training event Saturday to make sure people are aware of their rights as protesters and urge organized, public resistance by
those opposed to policies of President Donald Trump.
announce bill to revoke Trump's 'extreme vetting' order. Senate Democrats announced a bill Monday [3/13/2017] to revoke
President Trump's latest extreme vetting executive order, saying it's discriminatory and counterproductive to the country's efforts to
influence allies. Led by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, the new bill is succinct —
it cancels the March 6 order that suspends the refugee program and puts a 90-day halt on most admissions from six Middle East and African
countries. "President Trump's discriminatory executive order isn't about strengthening our national security. It's a transparent
effort to fulfill his campaign promise to implement a 'Muslim Ban,'" Mrs. Feinstein said in a statement.
watchdog launches to hound Trump agencies. Concerned by the shortage of government experience and early
missteps by Trump administration officials — including President Trump — a group of lawyers is
launching a watchdog organization that will seek to track the administration's ethics and expose potential conflicts, fraud
or other wrongdoing. The organization, "American Oversight," which says it is nonpartisan despite some of its founders
having deep ties to Democrats, will focus on prying loose documents through public records requests and lawsuits under the
Freedom of Information Act. Regardless of what they uncover, such efforts could haunt the administration much the way
similar actions by conservative group Judicial Watch produced emails from the State Department that dogged Hillary Clinton's
Hawaii Sues to Block Trump Travel Ban; First
Challenge to Order. President Trump's revised executive order barring citizens of six predominantly Muslim countries from traveling
to the United States confronted its first legal challenge late Tuesday [3/7/2017], the day after it was signed, when lawyers for the State of
Hawaii asked a federal judge to block it temporarily. The court filing from the office of the attorney general of Hawaii, Doug Chin, a
Democrat, may signal a wave of legal assaults on Mr. Trump's second take on the travel ban, which preserves the fundamentals of the first while
lifting restrictions on Iraqis, green card holders and lawful permanent residents, and people who are already approved to enter the United States.
is Muslim Ban 2.0': Hawaii plans to fight President Trump's revised travel ban in court. A day after President
Donald Trump signed a revised travel ban, attorneys for Hawaii said the state plans to challenge that order as well.
The state wants to amend its existing lawsuit challenging Trump's previous order to contest the revised one, according to a
motion filed Tuesday [3/7/2017] in federal court in Honolulu. The new order bars new visas for people from six Muslim-majority
countries and temporarily shuts down America's refugee program, affecting would-be visitors and immigrants from Iran, Syria,
Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Libya.
to Democrats: Don't even meet with Trump, or else. [Scroll down] We disagree on a lot, but surely
we agree on some things. There is such a thing as bipartisan action, and it takes place when parties can find common
ground. It doesn't sound like we're going to see much of that during the Trump Administration, because congressional
Democrats are apparently under orders from the left-wing group We Will Replace You to engage in all-out, total obstruction of
everything Trump wants to do — even to the point that they will be punished if they meet with the administration
or try to seek common ground.
is All They Have Left on the Left. This is no longer "just politics." This is political jihadism that attempts
to make America ungovernable. There is no concern for the potentially dire consequences here or abroad of their actions.
All that matters to today's progressives is that they, and they alone, hold all the power in the massive progressive state they have
built. Elections, the law, the future of the nation, and even logic [notwithstanding]. The latest manifestation of
progressive sabotage comes in the assault on AG Sessions.
Schumer's plan to Keep Obama
appointees in power. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and the Democrats continue to snub President Trump by slowing down Senate confirmation of
his Cabinet appointments. Their underlying goal is to allow remaining Obama-appointed bureaucrats to do as much damage to the Trump administration as
they can before leaving. CNN reported last week that "Trump is noticeably behind the last three presidents when it comes to securing the confirmation
of his Cabinet and other top appointments that require Senate approval."
plan to Keep Obama appointees in power. [Scroll down] Senate Democrats are keeping the Department of
Justice from functioning at full capacity. But other seats are currently filled by Obama appointees quietly working
behind the scenes to sabotage Trump's efforts by continuing their previous leader's agenda while Schumer works to hamstring
Trump's presidency. These include deputies, managers, and political appointees who are meant to keep the government
running while a new administration comes into power. A clear example of this is occurring in the Department of
Education, where bureaucrats are continuing what the Washington Post called Obama's "ideological crusade" on
Obama WH Officials Engaged in 'Revenge of the Losers' to Make Trouble for Trump. For weeks now, some of the
reporting around Russia and the intel community has concerned actions of members of the Obama administration and holdovers
serving under Trump. President Trump himself and others have argued that the big leaks are coming from those holdovers,
and one report last month said that Obama loyalists engaged in a "months-long campaign" to take down Michael Flynn in the
name of preserving the Iran deal. And now this week there's a new report that Obama White House officials rushed to
leave a "clear trail of intelligence" on Russia for the right people to investigate once President Trump was sworn in.
"Protesters" All Following the Same Script Authored by... George Soros. A radical group linked to rogue
billionaire George Soros has been providing scripts containing anti-Trump talking points for constituents to read aloud
during congressional town hall meetings. One of the scripts distributed by the Revolutionary Love Project encourages
town hall participants meeting with their member of Congress to accuse the Trump administration of — wait for
it — "xenophobia, racism, and Islamophobia." Constituents are urged to use those precise words to "forcefully
condemn" President Trump's immigration and border security initiatives, Aaron Klein reports at Breitbart News.
say Democrats hurting party, nation with scorched-earth anti-Trump tactics: Poll. The Democratic Party's
never-ending anti-Trump siege isn't just bad for the country, it's also hurting Democrats with the voters. A Rasmussen
Reports poll released Tuesday [2/28/2017] found that 63 percent of those surveyed said it was better for the country as well as
the Democratic Party for Democrats to work with President Trump instead of countering him at every turn. Just 29 percent
agreed that it's better for the party and the nation for Democrats to oppose Mr. Trump "in every way possible."
Groups Provided Script for Anti-Trump Town Halls. An organization partnered with far-left groups that calls
itself the Revolutionary Love Project distributed an actual script with anti-Trump talking points for citizens to use when
meeting with constituents in town halls, including during last week's Congressional recess. The script provides
word-for-word language suggestions that accuse the Trump administration of "xenophobia, racism, and Islamophobia." It
asks activists to use the descriptors to petition their representatives to "forcefully condemn" and support legislation
opposing President Trump's immigration and border security agendas.
Speech and Our Infantile Left. Tuesday's [2/28/2017] address to a joint session of Congress was without a doubt
the best speech President Donald Trump has ever given, perhaps the best speech to a joint session of Congress since the great
Ronald Reagan. But who could watch it and not be embarrassed by our infantile, bitter Left? [...] Like spoiled
children, who had not gotten their way, they refused to applaud at the most obvious good-for-the-country lines. In
fact, they were like a clique of mean girls in middle school who have decided to target one of their own. They knew
what they were hearing was monumental and good for the nation. But consumed in schoolyard jealousy, they got angry, not
glad. In doing so, they showed no intention of working "with" President Trump. They are still scrambling for, and
planning to sabotage him any way they can.
Border War: A Prediction. A prediction: when the "Wall" along the southern border begins to be
constructed, the left's professional activists will implement an extensive disruption campaign. It will be modeled
after the Keystone Pipeline protest (that involved a makeshift city of 10,000), but be more mobile and flexible, spread out
along the border that marks the path of the wall. Protestors will stand in the path of construction, just at activists
have, in the past, chained themselves to trees in the Northwest to stop logging.
Mayor: 'Culture Of Protest' New Norm For 'Foreseeable Future'. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler called for peace in
the wake of the latest violent anti-Trump protests, but said the "culture of protest" is going to continue both locally and
nationally for the "foreseeable future." Wheeler also said he wants Portland's police officers to "create a more positive
space for expression" for protesters. Portland, known for its liberal politics, has been the site of regular anti-Trump
protests since the election last November. Those demonstrations have often devolved into riots and property destruction,
forcing police to arrest dozens of agitators.
Versus Obama: Whose Cabinet Nominees Faced More Obstruction? President Trump is still waiting for the
Senate to confirm several of his Cabinet nominees one month after he was inaugurated. "We're using everything we can to
stop these awful nominees," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) said at a press conference earlier this month.
The same day, Trump decried "obstruction by Democrats" for delaying confirmation votes to fill his Cabinet.
Days in February. Currently, the political and media opponents of Donald Trump are seeking to subvert his
presidency in a manner unprecedented in the recent history of American politics. The so-called resistance among EPA
federal employees is trying to disrupt Trump administration reform; immigration activists promise to flood the judiciary to
render executive orders inoperative. Intelligence agencies had earlier leaked fake news briefings about the purported
escapades of President-elect Trump in Moscow — stories that were quickly exposed as politically driven
concoctions. Nearly one-third of House Democrats boycotted the Inauguration. Celebrities such as Ashley Judd and
Madonna shouted obscenities to crowds of protesters; Madonna voiced her dreams of Trump's death by saying she'd been thinking
a lot about blowing up the White House. But all that pushback was merely the clownish preliminary to the full-fledged
assault in mid February.
Moore Launches 'Resistance Calendar' to Track Anti-Trump Protests. Leftist documentary filmmaker Michael Moore
launched what he called a "resistance calendar" on Sunday [2/19/2017] that will track anti-Donald Trump demonstrations across the
country. In a tweet announcing the launch of the calendar, the 62-year-old filmmaker described it as a "one-stop site
for all anti-Trump actions EVERY DAY nationwide."
under attack by 187 organizations directly funded by George Soros. There have been many articles written about
George Soros and his collectivist activism. Soros is a business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author who is of
Jewish-Hungarian ancestry and holds dual citizenship. He is chairman of Soros Fund Management. Discover the
Networks has published a comprehensive list of organizations funded by Soros and his Open Society Institute. Some of
these groups have actively opposed Donald Trump for president and may be part of the recent levels of violence and chaos seen
at his rallies. Many of the groups favor: open borders, amnesty, giving illegals voting rights, Muslim migration and
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. Organizing for Action, a group founded by Obama and featured
prominently on his new post-presidency website, is distributing a training manual to anti-Trump activists that advises them to bully GOP lawmakers
into backing off support for repealing ObamaCare, curbing immigration from high-risk Islamic nations, and building a border wall. In a new
Facebook post, OFA calls on activists to mobilize against Republicans from now until Feb. 26, when "representatives are going to be in their
Necessitates a 'New Standard' for SCOTUS Nominees, Schumer Says. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer said
President Donald Trump's behavior in the first few weeks of the new administration necessitates a "new standard" for Supreme
Court nominees, including a unique a demonstration of judicial independence. "What is particularly new" about the
circumstances of Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the High Court, Schumer said Sunday [2/12/2017], "is that we have a
president who is overreaching dramatically, who shows little respect for the rule of law, who seems to violate the
Constitution in his first three weeks, and intimidates judges who have cases before them."
The Editor says...
In other words, there's nothing wrong with the nominee or his qualifications, but the Democrats are stonewalling just to burden the President.
Obstruction on Trump Cabinet Reaches Historic Levels. Not since President George Washington's initial formation
of a cabinet in 1789 has an American president's cabinet picks been approved as slowly as the Senate is approving President
Donald Trump's nominees. Trump has now been president for a full three weeks, and the number of approved members in his
cabinet stands at seven — a number that was boosted by three contested confirmations last week that were opposed
by almost the entire Democratic caucus. Senate Democrats, vowing to use "everything" they can to stop Trump's nominees,
have used procedural tricks like boycotting committee meetings to slow the confirmation process to a historically slow pace.
on Trump Cabinet Nominees: 'We Are Going to Take Our Time'. Sen. Ben Cardin (D., Md.) said on Sunday [2/12/2017] that
the reason there has been such a low number of nominees confirmed to President Trump's Cabinet is because Senate Democrats are "taking
their time." "We can't stop these nominees and we know that," Cardin told host Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday. "I think
it's important that we took as much time as possible so that the American people understood our concerns."
Media Can't Attack Gorsuch On Much, So They Went After His Mother. Pretty much everyone has lauded President
Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. The man is eminently qualified. He has academic credentials that are
impeccable — he has a Ph.D. from Oxford — and he's unified the Republican Party behind his nomination.
As for Democrats, you have some, like Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), threatening to go to the mattresses and filibuster his
nomination. Yet, Democratic opposition has splintered.
Candidate Keith Ellison Wants Full Democrat Filibuster on Gorsuch Nomination. During the last of the DNC
regional forum's today in Baltimore Maryland, leading candidate Keith Ellison outlines why every non-Democrat should hope he
wins the chairmanship. Ellison's expressed approach is that Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch should be filibustered
by all Senate Democrats.
Caucus members storm Senate floor to protest Sessions. House lawmakers led by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, and other
Congressional Black Caucus members staged a protest against Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions' nomination to attorney general on the
Senate floor Wednesday [2/8/2017]. The group of roughly 10 House members, including the dean of the House, Rep. John Conyers,
D-Mich., and Democratic Reps. Lacy Clay of Missouri, Hank Johnson of Georgia and Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut, traveled to the Senate side
of the Capitol and marched onto the floor in an effort to draw attention to their opposition to Sessions' confirmation on civil rights grounds.
Democrats can't just obstruct their way back into power. Democrats are preparing to try to stop President
Trump's agenda at all costs. Senate Democrats have voted more and more in unison against Trump's Cabinet nominees, and
now there is even talk of an unprecedented filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee. It's what the party's base is
demanding right now. But there is a difference between doing what feels good and what is strategically sound.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) said it well this week: "You've got to pick which ones you're going to fight about; not
every pitch has to be swung at."
Who Lied About Vietnam Service Calls for Extreme Vetting of Gorsuch. A Democratic senator who lied about his
military service for decades is now calling on his colleagues to thoroughly vet the background of President Donald Trump's
Supreme Court nominee. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D., Conn.), a member of the Senate committee that handles legal
confirmation hearings, said that Appellate Court Judge Neil Gorsuch will face tough questions about his background. He
said the Colorado-based judge will have "every aspect of his background" investigated by Democratic committee members before
his nomination to the nation's highest court moves forward.
Pro-Obamacare Crowds Target GOP Lawmakers' Town Halls. A crowd of about a thousand people, dominated by
opponents of President Donald Trump's agenda, packed a raucous town-hall event here in the latest example of increased
activism targeting Republican members of Congress.
to bewildered Democrats: Hating Trump is not a policy. Democrats are overjoyed that the 9th Circuit Court
of Appeals has ruled against President Trump's immigration order. That figures; never mind the legal issues or the
possible impact on the White House's ability to enact measures aimed at keeping the country safe. Most important: it
was a blow to Trump, and Democrats couldn't be happier. It's gotten personal. The decision will doubtless pump up
House Democrats who are meeting in Maryland, presumably exploring a path back to relevance. Given their strident denunciations
of President Trump, working with Republicans to move the country forward does not appear to be an option.
'Going Original': Time's Come To End The Senate's Filibuster. Republicans control both houses of Congress
and the White House. Yet Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer boasts that he can block Trump's legislative agenda.
"He won't be able to do it," Mr. Schumer says confidently. What allows Schumer to thwart the majority's will and paralyze
the Senate? Not the Constitution. No, the answer is a centuries-old Senate practice called the filibuster.
Senators in the minority could take the floor and talk endlessly, never agreeing to formally end debate so the majority could
vote. They'd talk the legislation to death, in the process shutting down all other Senate business. The House never
permitted it, always allowing a simple majority to shut down debate. In the Senate, the idea was to make sure the minority
was heard. But over the years, the rule was exploited to actually stop legislation altogether.
Numbers Don't Lie: Comparing Trump's Cabinet Confirmations With Obama's. Donald Trump began his presidency with fewer
Cabinet nominations confirmed than any other president in almost 30 years. Both George W. Bush and Barack Obama had seven
of their nominees confirmed by their first day in office in 2001 and 2009. Bill Clinton had three confirmed the day he was sworn in.
Trump had two. By this time in 2001, Bush had his entire Cabinet confirmed.
Breaks Senate Rule, Prohibited From Debating Sessions Nomination. For the remainder of Tuesday night [2/7/2017]
and for most of Wednesday, Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren is prohibited from debating on the floor of the
Senate. That's because her Senate colleagues found her guilty of impugning another senator, Jeff Sessions, whose
nomination for attorney general is being considered. With a 52 seat Senate majority and control of the White House,
Republicans are now able to confirm Trump cabinet nominees with a 50 vote majority and Democrats are furious. And while
Democrats can't stop nominees unless Republicans defect, they're resorting to the time-honored Senate tactic of parliamentary delay.
Did Obama's Cabinet Picks Get Voice Votes But Not Trump's? Orrin Hatch, the old, Utah RINO is going around
Twitter bragging how spineless Republicans were at the start of the first Obama term. As we enter the third week of the
Trump administration, only four cabinet level positions have been confirmed by a Republican lead Senate. After two
weeks of the first Obama administration, many of Obama's cabinet picks were confirmed, many by simple voice votes.
to the Future with Nancy Pelosi. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has served in Congress a long time.
She has served long enough to oppose Republican presidents going back to Ronald Reagan. In the modern era she has
missed only Presidents Eisenhower and Nixon, but she opposed them too! Make no mistake about that. She has served
in Congress long enough to oppose both Presidents Bush, father and son, over a period of twelve years. It therefore
makes perfect sense that in a press conference yesterday she confused her current opposition to President Trump with her
opposition to the Presidents Bush in ages past.
Even My Contractor Takes This Long to Get a Cabinet in Place. I can understand the opposition to a
game-changing, consequential pick like Betsy DeVos. I can understand the Democrats' need to placate their base by
opposing Jeff Sessions in every way possible. But tell me, what's the advantage of slow-walking Ryan Zinke's nomination
to be Secretary of the Interior? Or Sonny Purdue's nomination to be Secretary of Agriculture? The nominee to be
Secretary of Veterans Affairs, David Shulkin, is a holdover from the Obama administration! This isn't reasoned or
justifiable opposition, this is obstructing nominees for the sake of obstruction.
George Washington To Barack Obama: Senate Democrats' Cabinet Blockade Has Never Been Seen Before. The
Senate Democrats' obstruction of President Trump's cabinet nominees has reached a record-setting level. Yesterday
[2/2/2017], ABC News reported: "President Trump has more unconfirmed Cabinet nominees at this point in his term than
all previous presidents combined." Senate Democrats have failed to a historical magnitude to offer deference to the
president, running counter to what they argued for during previous administrations.
are becoming the party of secession. Some call it Trump Derangement Syndrome, but that's too kind. It's
not a temporarily insane reaction, it's a calculated plan to wreck the presidency, whatever the cost to the country.
Things never seen in the modern era are now rapidly becoming common. Impeachment talk already is rumbling in the
party's hothouses, and Trump was met with a lawsuit the minute he took the oath. Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, the
top Dems in Congress, led a raucous demonstration Monday night, as if they are community organizers. And Obama couldn't
bear the irrelevance after eight days out of office and felt compelled to encourage disruptions. This is Third World
behavior and it's now the M.O. of one of America's two political parties.
And Leadership Team Refuse To Meet With Gorsuch. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other Democratic
Senate leaders refused to meet with Judge Neil Gorsuch Thursday [2/2/2017]. The act appears to be revenge against
Republicans for holding the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia open and not holding a hearing for Obama Supreme Court
appointee Merrick Garland. The White House requested that Gorsuch meet with Schumer, but aides said he declined in
order to learn more about the nominee's record, The Washington Post reported.
GOP suspends rules, advances Trump picks without Democrats. The Senate Finance Committee advanced Steven
Mnuchin to lead Treasury and Rep. Tom Price as health secretary on a pair of 14-0 votes without any Democrats
present. The votes were supposed to occur on Tuesday. Yet Democrats derailed the markup by refusing to show up,
which meant the panel didn't have the quorum needed to do business.
of Number of Cabinet Nominees Confirmed by Senate. When even Chuck Todd calls the Democrats' obstructionism a
"petty delay tactic", you know things have gotten out of hand.
changes rules to push through nominees after Dem boycott. Senate Republicans pushed through a pair of President
Trump's Cabinet nominees Wednesday, upending standard committee rules to circumvent a Democratic boycott. The Senate
Finance Committee advanced a pair of Trump's nominees with only Republican members present — Steven Mnuchin to
head the Treasury Department, and Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) as secretary of Health and Human Services. By unanimous
consent, the Republicans gathered in the hearing room agreed to change the committee's standing rules, which normally require
at least one member of each party to be in attendance for committee work to proceed.
Dems escalate anti-Trump offensive.
From Washington State to Washington DC, Democrats across the country are stepping up what some call "The Resistance" to
President Trump, moving across political, legal, bureaucratic, legislative, and civil disobedience fronts to frustrate the
newly elected president's agenda.
Yates Be Indicted? No matter what your attitude about the substance of Donald Trump's executive order
temporarily suspending visas from seven countries involved in terrorism, that an acting attorney general took it upon herself
to disobey it is nothing less than the deliberate subversion of the rule of law in the United States of America. She
deserves to be indicted — or at least be disbarred. Not only did Sally Yates announce she would not enforce
the order, she gave absolutely no legal justification for her inaction.
federal employees sign up for 'civil disobedience' class. A large group of federal employees have signed up to
participate in a workshop on civil disobedience in the President Trump era. According to a Washington Post report, 180
federal employees have signed up for a workshop featuring expert advice on workers' rights and expressing civil
disobedience. Dozens of federal workers have reportedly attended a support group for civil servants that serves as a
forum for discussing opposition to the Trump administration.
boycott vote on EPA nominee Scott Pruitt. The boycott by Democrats on the Senate Environment and Public Works
Committee comes amid other attempts to hold up Mr. Trump's nominees. In the case of Mr. Pruitt specifically,
Democrats claim he's failed to answer substantive questions. But Republican leaders say that excuse simply doesn't hold
water. "The minority may not like all of Attorney General Pruitt's answers, but he's given them answers," said
Sen. John Barrasso, Wyoming Republican and committee chairman. "Mr. Pruitt ought to get at least a vote."
running Tea Party playbook against Trump. Senate Democrats are dispensing with talk of cooperation and
preparing to fight President Trump across the board, delaying his nominees where possible and filibustering his Supreme Court
pick if necessary. Despite their minority status in the Senate, Democrats are under increasing pressure from their
progressive base to stand up to a president they consider authoritarian and illegitimate. These activists demand that
Democrats emulate Tea Party conservatives' opposition to President Obama by doing everything in their power to obstruct
Obstructionists: Democrats Use Fill-In-The-Blank Protest Signs to Oppose Gorsuch. There really is no
reason to keep the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees. Democrats are showing they are going to obstruct no matter
who it is. Now we know it is going to be Neil Gorsuch who even Barack Obama's Solicitor General supports. But the
left does not care about his credentials or pedigree. [...] They are going to oppose Gorsuch for the sake of opposing
him. You need no further evidence of this than one tweet by Ben Sasse. At the Supreme Court tonight [1/31/2017],
the Democrats had pre-printed opposition signs, but had to let protestors hand write in the name of the nominee.
Democrats' New Opposition Strategy: Obstruction. President Trump's selection for the Supreme Court won't
get a fair hearing from the Democrats. No, that's not an opinion. The Democrats themselves say so. [...] Then
there's the case of the nominations of Dr. Tim Price as Health and Human Services secretary and Steve Mnuchin as the
next Treasury secretary. They were scheduled to be approved Tuesday by the Senate Finance Committee and sent to the
floor or a vote so that President Trump could get his government up and running. But the Democrats didn't show.
Literally. Senate rules require a simple majority with at least one member of the minority party for a quorum. But
the Democrats, despite promising just one day earlier to vote, deserted the chamber. No quorum, no vote.
Cotton suggests ordering sergeant at arms to force Dems to vote on nominations. Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton
on Tuesday suggested ordering the sergeant at arms to force Democrats to vote for President Trump's nominees at the committee
level, ratcheting up the rhetoric after Democrats delayed the votes with a boycott Tuesday morning [1/31/2017]. "I don't
know how long they plan to do this," the Republican said from the Senate floor. "I don't know if they intend to abscond
out of the District, if we're going to have to vote to have the sergeant at arms track them down, haul them to work to do
Carton Democrats — Washington Democrats in 2017 Deploy Wisconsin Senate Democrat 2011 Strategy.
History repeats. Many people will remember what happened in Wisconsin in 2011 when control of the state legislature
flipped from Democrat control to Republican control and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker began initiating a series of state
budget reforms. In 2011 the fourteen defeated Wisconsin senate democrats that remained in office fled to Illinois in
a failed attempt to block legislation by not providing a quorum.
boycott confirmation votes for Trump nominees. Senate Democrats on Tuesday [1/31/2017] refused to attend a
committee vote on two of President Trump's more controversial nominees, effectively delaying their consideration. [...]
Republicans expressed outrage at the move, while Democrats gathered outside the Senate Finance Committee hearing room to
outline their gripes with the selections.
Including Chuck Schumer, Voted Unanimously to Confirm Neil Gorsuch in 2006. President Donald J. Trump on
Tuesday nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court. Democrats immediately pounced on the decision with
preprepared statements they would've released regardless of whom the president nominated. Judge Gorsuch, 49, who serves
on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in Colorado, was appointed in 2006 by President George W. Bush. In
July 2006, the U.S. Senate confirmed him unanimously by a voice vote, in which had the support of the very Democrats who are
now objecting to his nomination.
announce plans to filibuster of Gorsuch nomination. Democrats have already decided they will force a filibuster on Judge Neil
Gorsuch, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said Tuesday [1/31/2017], just minutes after President Trump announced the pick.
"The Senate must insist upon 60-votes for any Supreme Court nominee," Mr. Schumer said in a statement. Republicans could counter
with the so-called "nuclear option," using a shortcut to change the rules and eliminate the 60-vote filibuster threshold. But GOP
leaders have been circumspect on that option.
are already plotting to block Trump's Supreme Court pick. Eager for political payback, Senate Democrats plan to
do everything they can to block President Trump's nomination for the Supreme Court — even though they don't know
who it will be. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) said Monday [1/30/2017] that he will filibuster any pick that is not Merrick
Garland — former President Obama's nominee to replace the late Antonin Scalia — who was never granted a
hearing or a vote by the GOP-controlled Senate. "This is a stolen seat. This is the first time a Senate majority
has stolen a seat. We will use every lever in our power to stop this," Merkley told Politico, adding that an overwhelming
majority of his Democratic caucus will oppose Trump's pick.
Bankrolling Effort to Stop Trump's Temporary Refugee Halt Order. The flurry of anguished news stories and
protests surrounding President Trump's executive action temporarily suspending "immigrants and non-immigrants" from
"countries of particular concern" appears to be part of a coordinated PR effort financed by left-wing billionaire George
Soros. Rather than a complete "Muslim ban" as promised during the campaign, Trump's executive order contains moderate
refugee restrictions, similar to those that have been implemented by President Obama.
Schumer wants delay on Rex Tillerson vote, possibly other nominees, after executive order. Senate Minority Leader
Charles E. Schumer said Monday [1/30/2017] he plans to ask for a delay on the confirmation vote of Rex Tillerson, President Trump's
secretary of state pick, in the wake of the administration's "extreme vetting" immigration executive order and resulting fallout.
Protests Block Airports, Frustrate Travelers. Protests against President Donald Trump and his executive order
restricting travel from several terror-prone countries continued Sunday evening [1/29/2017] at several West Coast airports,
blocking traffic and causing some travelers to miss their flights. In contrast to the demonstrations on Saturday
evening, which ostensibly were aimed at securing the release of individuals who had been detained after arriving from one of
seven countries on a list originally approved by the Obama administration, the protests on Sunday aimed primarily at
disrupting travel and creating chaos to send a signal to the Trump administration.
EPA Secretary Will Have '16,000 Employees Working Against Him'. When likely EPA Secretary Scott Pruitt walks into his first day at the
office, "He'll have 16,000 employees working against him," Sen. James Lankford told a large gathering of libertarian donors Saturday evening.
"And I expect a flood of lawsuits over everything he does." Pruitt, who has been nominated to lead the EPA by President Donald Trump, is the
attorney general of Lankford's state, Oklahoma. He has faced fierce opposition from the environmentalist left.
Bankrolling Effort to Stop Trump's Temporary Refugee Halt Order. The flurry of anguished news stories and
protests surrounding President Trump's executive action temporarily suspending "immigrants and non-immigrants" from
"countries of particular concern" appears to be part of a coordinated PR effort financed by left-wing billionaire George
Soros. Rather than a complete "Muslim ban" as promised during the campaign, Trump's executive order contains moderate
refugee restrictions, similar to those that have been implemented by President Obama. If reports are true that restrictions
are being applied even to green-card holders, that is an unfortunate misapplication of the law that will likely soon be corrected.
backs curbing filibuster if Dems block Supreme Court pick. President Trump is urging Majority Leader Mitch
McConnell (R-Ky.) to abolish the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees if Democrats block his pick. Trump told Fox News
that he would back getting rid of the 60-vote threshold for high court nominees if he can't win over the support of at least
eight Democrats for his nominee, who is expected to be announced next week. "We have obstructionists," Trump said,
pointing to Democrats' treatment of his Cabinet nominees and their push to delay a committee vote on Sen. Jeff
Sessions's (R-Ala.) attorney general nomination.
Force Trump's Ed. Nominee To Answer 1,397 Questions In Writing — Obama's TWO Had 109, Combined. Democrats are
blocking the confirmation of Donald Trump's Secretary of Education nominee Betsy Devos by forcing her to answer 837 written, followup questions
from her Senate confirmation hearing. "Mrs. Devos' Senate opponents are grasping for straws," Sen. Lamar Alexander said of the
decision in a post for Medium. "We didn't have time to question her, they say, even though she met with each one of them in their offices,
and her hearing lasted nearly an hour and a half longer than either of President Obama's education secretaries."
Nominees Face 'Unprecedented' Democrat Obstructionism. President Donald Trump starts his first full week in the
White House with just two Cabinet secretaries confirmed by the U.S. Senate. That's the lowest number in decades and a
sharp contrast from former President Barack Obama. Trump's picks have fared worse than past Cabinet nominees.
Even though Trump enjoys a Republican-led Senate, Democrats have kept their promise to delay confirmation of his nominees,
even if they lack the votes to ultimately defeat them.
Schumer Says Democrats Will "Absolutely" Obstruct SCOTUS Nominee. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has only been
Democratic leader for one day, yet his media appearances show he's already way out of his depth. Last year, in his
capacity as head of the Democratic Policy and Communications Center, Schumer was one of the most vocal advocates for the need
to fill the Supreme Court vacancy. Yet last night [1/3/2017(?)] on MSNBC, Schumer announced that he would "absolutely"
look to block a Supreme Court confirmation indefinitely.
Now The Left's War On Normal Americans Truly Begins. The left's strategy is simple — deny normal
Americans normalcy. After all, that's what we really want, a return to normal. [...] It's what we want, and liberals
want to deny it to us in order to doom Donald Trump and reopen their path back into power. So how will they do
it? Constant resistance at every turn. They will ignore norms and rules — remember, norms and rules
are only supposed to constrain us. They will lie, cheat, and engage in any conduct that they believe will help
their hateful cause. A huge part of the progressive effort will go toward policing their own for any weakness or
faltering in their lockstep opposition to everything Trump and the GOP do.
Lt. Gov: We'll Stop Trump's Wall with Environmental Suits. President-Elect Donald Trump's plan to
build a border wall along with U.S.-Mexico Border will be challenged through environmental lawsuits, according to California's
second-highest official. California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said in an interview with 'The Golden State Podcast' that
he would use specific environmental laws in the state to stop the border wall from being built, at least in southern California.
The Editor says...
In this case, environmental laws are being used as weapons. The matter at hand has nothing to do with the protection of the environment.
One thing politicians and environmentalists do well: they obstruct and impede their enemies' progress.
Schumer's Unprecedented, Unreasonable Demand to Slow Walk Trump's Cabinet Nominees. It may be a new year, but
Senate Democrats are continuing on a course of obstruction. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) wants to slow
down the confirmation process of President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet nominees. In a recent Washington Post
story, Sen. Schumer indicated that his conference planned to target eight nominees, including Scott Pruitt, who is
President-elect Trump's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.),
the nominee to serve as director of the White House Office of Budget and Management (OMB).
How liberals squelch opposing
points of view. Journalist and TV pundit Kirsten Powers has a problem with her own people — liberals.
The liberal columnist for USA Today doesn't have a problem with all liberals, just the subset she defines as the "illiberal left."
As political discourse has become more coarse, she sees growing danger.
Protesters Plan To Destroy Property And Disrupt Balls. On the day of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration protesters are
planning an anti-capitalist march, road blockades and disruptions to inauguration balls. The protests will likely include property destruction,
a source with intimate knowledge of the protest plans told The Daily Caller Friday [1/13/2017]. The blockades are not limited to roads but
will also be at every security checkpoint, the source said. The source added that the protesters blockading each checkpoint will represent
a different liberal cause such as climate change or money in politics.
planning to blockade inauguration checkpoints, 'party' outside Pence home. An anti-Donald Trump group is
planning massive disruptions for next week's inauguration covering everything from "blockades" at security checkpoints to a
"dance party" outside VP-elect Mike Pence's house, according to group leaders as well as newly obtained audio of their
apparent plans. The organization #DisruptJ20 already announced at a press conference Thursday its various plans to
wreak havoc at Trump's Jan. 20 inauguration and in the days leading up to it.
Left Means to Break This President. Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign against Donald Trump largely amounted to a
reprise of the left's attacks on Judges Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas in the 1980s. "Borking" — nice slang
for Hillary's "politics of personal destruction" (which she decried when it was employed against her husband in 1998) —
succeeded against Judge Bork. It did not work against Justice Clarence Thomas. And it demonstrably didn't work against
president-elect Trump. So what is the left going to try next, now that Borking Mr. Trump has failed? "Massive
resistance." That's what.
dressed as KKK members [were] dragged out of Sessions' attorney general hearing. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) had barely
entered the room for his Attorney General confirmation hearing when he was met by protesters. A pair of men dressed as KKK members
jumped up on their seats in the back of the Senate hearing room the moment Sessions walked in, adopting seemingly fake southern accents
to troll the controversial senator.
erupt as Jeff Sessions confirmation hearing begins. A series of protests disrupted the opening minutes of the
confirmation hearing for attorney general nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., with opponents of the nominee apparently
staggering their interruptions for maximum effect. First up were a pair of demonstrators posing as Ku Klux Klan members
masquerading as Sessions supporters, who erupted into protest at the outset in order to highlight charges of racism against him.
Historic Move, Sen. Booker to Testify Against Sessions. Sen. Cory Booker is set to make history this
week when he testifies before the Judiciary Committee against Sen. Jeff Sessions' nomination for attorney general in hearings
that begin Tuesday morning [1/10/2017]. Booker's office said Monday [1/9/2017] that the Senate historian had been unable to
find any previous instance of a sitting senator testifying against a fellow sitting senator nominated for a Cabinet position.
hunker down for 'permanent opposition' to Donald Trump presidency. For those stunned to see Tuesday's [1/10/2017] Senate
confirmation hearing disrupted by shouts, chants and protesters dressed as Ku Klux Klan members: Get used to it. President-elect
Donald Trump won't take office for another week, but Democrats and left-wing groups have already laid the groundwork for a relentless
four-year assault on his presidency, vowing to disrupt and discredit his administration long before he signs his first bill. Trump
campaign manager Kellyanne Conway and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich have a name for it: the permanent opposition.
Real Reason Cory Booker Testified Against Jeff Sessions. Although it is not without precedent for a Senator to vote against the nomination of a
fellow Senator, never in the country's history has a sitting member of the legislative body actively testified against the confirmation of one of his or her
peers for a cabinet position. [...] "Senator Booker is putting partisan politics over legitimate policy concerns with his stunt," Congressman Chris Collins
(R-NY) said in a statement to FOXBusiness.com. "This is just the latest desperate attempt by Democrats to derail the inevitable and avoid the reality
that Americans rejected their liberal ideas on Election Day."
Sessions attorney general showdown fizzles. There was a lot of talk that the Senate Judiciary Committee's
confirmation hearing for Attorney General-designate Jeff Sessions would be an epic showdown, with Democrats slashing
Sessions' record and protesters turning the historic Russell Senate Office Building hearing room into a war zone. The
buzz in the minutes before the hearing seemed to suggest something was up. A group of protesters staged a brief sit-in
in Sessions' office just down the hall. Khizr Khan, center of a white-hot controversy with President-elect Trump last
summer, showed up, talking with Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy. Al Sharpton came in, after Maxine Waters, Sheila
Jackson Lee and others. A brightly dressed contingent from Code Pink took seats in the center of the spectator session.
Aims To Derail Sessions' Attorney General Confirmation. The national legal director of the American Civil
Liberties Union (ACLU) David Cole will testify against Republican Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions at his confirmation hearing
to be the next U.S. attorney general. "The ACLU is nonpartisan, and as a matter of longstanding policy does not support
or oppose nominees for federal office. As a result, the ACLU rarely testifies in confirmation hearings," a Saturday
[1/7/2017] statement from the ACLU said. "However, the organization is taking the extraordinary step of testifying in
this hearing because Sen. Sessions' record raises significant, serious questions about his hostility to civil rights and
Chuck Schumer become Senator 'No' and wipe out his party's future? I'm amazed by the continuing stream of
negativity Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has been communicating to the American people. Schumer
asserted on CNN "The only way we're going to work with him [Donald Trump] is if he moves completely in our direction and
abandons his Republican colleagues." He further warned on MSNBC that "It's hard for me to imagine a nominee that Donald
Trump would choose that would get Republican support that we [Democrats] could support." Schumer knows better than to
get defined as "Senator No".
gavels down die-hard Clinton loving Democrats who launch futile protests against the electoral vote. Democrats
were shut down in their final, futile attempt to protest President-elect Donald Trump's electoral college win —
and this time it was Vice President Joe Biden wielding procedure against them. Congress met in a Joint Session Friday
to certify the electoral college, which met in December in state capitols across the country. 'It is over,' Biden said at
one point, after shutting down an array of Democrats who tried to force a debate on the certification of the vote.
Call for 'Month of Resistance' to Fight 'Fascist' Trump. Rosie O'Donnell, Debra Messing, Ed Asner and Michael
Shannon are among the dozens of artists, entertainers, and activists who have attached their names to an effort calling for a
month-long protest to stop President-elect Donald Trump. "No! In the Name of Humanity We Refuse to Accept a Fascist
America!" reads a full-page ad placed in the New York Times on Wednesday [1/4/2017] by the group Refuse Fascism.
Trump Before He Takes Office. The single most enjoyable part of Trump's election (thus far) has been the
collective lefty meltdown; a glorious sight to behold. First, there were the attempts to overturn the results of the
election by way of that whole embarrassing Electoral College coup that never materialized. When the coup fell flat, the
entirety of the Democrats and establishment media woke up one Monday and miraculously, simultaneously decided that despite
zero evidence, the Russians had "hacked the election" — whatever that means. Sure they probably hacked into
the DNC's emails, but that was old news. Now, and this is probably my favorite, there's talk of impeaching Trump
before he's been sworn in.
to Fight Any Trump Supreme Court Nominee: Schumer. Suggesting that turnabout is fair play, the Senate's
new top Democrat promised Tuesday night [1/3/2017] to do his best to block whomever President-elect Donald Trump nominates to
the Supreme Court. [...] Senate Republicans blocked President Barack Obama's March 16 nomination of U.S. Appeals Judge
Merrick Garland for more than nine months — more than twice as long as any other nomination to the court has gone
without a vote. Garland's nomination expired Tuesday as the new 115th Congress was sworn in.
president arrested in Jeff Sessions' office. The president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and
other employees of the organization were arrested around 7 p.m. CST Tuesday [1/3/2017] after they refused to leave Sen. Jeff
Sessions' office in Mobile, Ala. President Cornell Brooks and three other staffers were taken into police custody after spending the day
sitting on the floor of the Republican senator's office. Brooks said they would not leave until either Sessions declined his nomination
as attorney general or they were arrested.
protest in Jeff Sessions' office. The NAACP staged a sit-in on Tuesday [1/3/2017] to protest the nomination of
conservative U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions as the nation's next Attorney General, vowing to occupy his Mobile, Alabama, office
until he withdrew as a candidate or demonstrators were arrested. Sessions, 70, has a record of controversial positions
on race, immigration and criminal justice reform. Along with the sit-in, the National Association for the Advancement
of Colored People (NAACP) organized demonstrations at his offices statewide to draw attention to their concerns about his
to combat Schumer nominee [and] stall with a public shaming. Senate Republicans have launched a public shaming
campaign to try to shift public opinion against Democrats' threats to stall action on eight of Donald Trump's Cabinet
nominees until March. Democrats, led by new Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., have repeatedly warned
that they will drag out confirmation votes with a series of procedural tactics. They say they have no qualms delaying
the Trump nominees if they feel they don't receive adequate background information and financial records and don't have
enough time to review them.
"Democrats Will Resist Trump's Picks Vehemently!" According to [a report in The Washington Post], Schumer told
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that he will target Trump's pick for the head of State, Sen. Jeff Sessions for
head of the Justice Department, and two other notable appointees. Democrats will also target picks for the Department
of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, Treasury and the Environmental Protection Agency.
prepare for early 'act of cowardice' with GOP attempt to repeal Obamacare. Democrats mounted a preemptive
attack as the new Congress gets ready to meet Tuesday, accusing Republicans of "cowardice" for what is expected to be an
early-session effort to repeal Obamacare. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, preparing for her fourth straight
Congress in the minority — she lost her speakership in 2010, in an anti-Obamacare backlash — now says
it's the GOP that will pay a political price if it moves to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. "You break it, you own
it," the California Democrat said.
The Editor says...
The last sentence is particularly amusing, because Obamacare is already broken, and the Democrats already own it,
since they alone implemented it, yet their only solution is more government intervention.
target eight cabinet nominees, threaten to drag out process. Senate Democrats are vowing to stall action on
eight of Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees tasked with carrying out his economic, law enforcement and regulatory agenda, a
senior Democratic aide told CNN Monday. If carried through, the threat that could delay confirming the President-elect's
choices for months. Those targeted include secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson, attorney general pick Jeff Sessions
and health and human services secretary hopeful Tom Price.
Package Expected To Be Introduced To Prevent Another Dem Sit-In. GOP House Leadership is expected to roll out a
rules change package to prevent lawmakers from doing anything similar to Democrats' anti-gun protest on the House floor in
June. Democrats broke a number of rules during the sit-in, which lasted more than 24 hours. Violations included
live streaming the event on social media and fundraising from the floor. Shortly after the occurrence, House Speaker Paul
Ryan and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy met with the sergeant at arms to review the violations to determine the best way
to address the issue. While their plans for disciplinary action took months, McCarthy assured throughout the process
repercussions would be brought forward to prevent future instances.
moves to block 'disorderly conduct' in House chamber. In a delayed response to Democrat's sit-in last summer to
protest a lack of Congressional action on gun control, House Republicans are proposing rules to punish members of Congress
who record or broadcast from the chamber floor.
Senator Boxer Attempts To Block Her Own Bill. California Tea Party activists have long battled the bureaucrats
and politicians over policies related to water. One of the most well-known of the myriad of issues is the diversion of
water from farms in the Central Valley (a major source of this nation's fruits and nuts... outside of San Francisco, that
is). One goal of this reallocation of a prime agricultural resource is the protection of a bait fish known as the Delta
Smelt. Last week, the House of Representatives easily passed a major water bill that includes emergency aid for Flint,
Mich., and boosts U.S. ports, dams and waterways. This bill, known as the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), was
initially co-authored by the notorious Senator Barbara Boxer, who infamously derided a Brigadier General for referring to her
Mall sites shut down for protests during inauguration. Protests scheduled to take place around President-elect
Trump's inauguration next month won't have access to the Lincoln Memorial and other sites on the National Mall. The
Guardian reported the National Park Service has filed documents securing large swaths of the Mall for inauguration events,
essentially shutting them off to protesters. While this is standard procedure for inaugurations, and would have
happened if Hillary Clinton was elected instead, it has angered some who planned to protest Trump.
Senators Stall CR, Force Federal Government into Weekend Shutdown. Senate Democrats from coal mining states
shamed their Democratic colleagues in joining them in a procedural vote Thursday that would have ended debate on the
continuing resolution to extend federal government funding through April over an extension of benefits for out-of-work coal
workers. In the Senate, there are two votes. The first vote ends debate, and that must pass with 60 votes.
The effort to extend debate is called the filibuster, which is what Senate Democrats, led by Ohio's Sherrod Brown, did when they
kept the Republicans from getting the 60 votes to end debate. The second vote on a bill merely requires a simple majority.
blocks Senate resolution for Pearl Harbor in effort to get better health deal for miners. Sens. Joe
Manchin, D-W.Va.,and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, both vulnerable senators facing re-election in 2018, took to the Senate floor to
block a host of bills and resolutions that usually sail through unnoticed. Manchin and Brown want a longer guarantee of
health benefits for miners beyond April 28. The miners' health care issue has emerged as a flashpoint on a bill to fund
the government through next spring. Funding for the government expires Friday night. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-NC,
repeatedly tried to get clearance from Manchin and Brown on a panoply of non-controversial bills Wednesday night. But
the Democrats repeatedly objected, effectively blocking each item.
blocks Senate resolution for Pearl Harbor in effort to get better health deal for miners. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.,and Sherrod Brown,
D-Ohio, both vulnerable senators facing re-election in 2018, took to the Senate floor to block a host of bills and resolutions that usually sail through
unnoticed. Manchin and Brown want a longer guarantee of health benefits for miners beyond April 28. The miners' health care issue has
emerged as a flashpoint on a bill to fund the government through next spring. Funding for the government expires Friday night [12/9/2016].
Sen. Thom Tillis, R-NC, repeatedly tried to get clearance from Manchin and Brown on a panoply of non-controversial bills Wednesday night.
But the Democrats repeatedly objected, effectively blocking each item.
By California, Democrats Vow to Say 'No' to Trump — on Everything. Democrats are vowing to oppose
incoming President Donald Trump on everything — from his Cabinet nominees to his policy proposals, from his
executive orders to his Supreme Court nominations. They are doing so based on their mistaken projection of Trump as a
nascent fascist; their hysterical and self-serving delusions about being "unsafe"; and their own faulty memories of Republican
opposition to President Barack Obama. In do doing, [sic] Democrats are setting themselves up to continue to fail.
Moore: Trump 'Has No Right To Enter' White House. On Friday's [12/16/2016] broadcast of MSNBC's "All In,"
filmmaker Michael Moore argued that President-Elect Donald Trump "has no right" to enter the White House. Moore called
for "protesting, obstructing, disrupting, civil disobedience."
Moore: 'Disrupt the Inauguration'. Liberal documentary filmaker Michael Moore is encouraging Americans to take
to the streets to protest the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.