Suspected Acoustic Attack on U.S. Embassy in Cuba

Aug 10, 2017

The U.S. State Department has confirmed that several of its employees at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba suffered serious injuries as a result of what is believed to have been an acoustic attack using one or more sonic devices. The injuries are physical illnesses including possible permanent loss of hearings. Two employees had to be flown back to the United States for treatment.

The FBI is investigating the incidents that may have occurred over a long period of time following Obama’s reopening of the embassy. The Cuban government claims to be cooperating in the investigation and also claims to have no knowledge of the possible cause.

North Korea again Threatens Guam

Aug 10, 2017

North Korea has refused to back down even after President Trump issued his stern warning that was followed by a similar warning from Secretary of Defense James Mattis. It has again warned of an attack on Guam although it seems to be a threat to fire missiles that will land near Guam, not actually on the island itself. It appears that the regime may be backing down despite the bluster.

The liberal news media is not looking at it that way, but is instead claiming that Trump’s touting of America’s military might and nuclear capabilities somehow provoked Kim Jong Un and his government into making threats again the U.S. Of course the same types of threats were made during the Obama administration, but the media never suggested they were his fault.

Atlanta Gym Owners Bans Police and Military from Membership

Aug 10, 2017

Jim Chambers, a self-described “activist” in Atlanta, Georgia owns a gym called the EAV Barbell Club. He recently posted an expletive filled sign on the door of his business saying that police officers and active duty military will not be allowed as members. He claims this is because most of his members are minorities and would be intimidated by the presence of police officers or soldiers.

Chambers also claim that this has been the policy of his gym since he opened. After public outrage, he took the sign down, but did not apologize and said the policy stands, but he will repost the sign without the filthy language.

DOJ Sent talking Points to FBI to Use about Clinton/Lynch Tarmac Meeting

Aug 10, 2017

It appears there was an obvious effort to cover up what really occurred during the meeting between Bill Clinton and the then attorney general Loretta Lynch on the airport tarmac in Phoenix, Arizona. This meeting occurred just prior to the election while Hillary Clinton was under investigation by the FBI.

While the meeting was supposed to have occurred in secret, it was discovered by a local reporter. That is when the story broke and attorneys in the Justice Department edited the responses to media inquiries and then sent emails to the FBI directing the agency about how the story should be covered and what talking points to use. Around that time Lynch also told James Comey to refer to the Clinton probe as a “matter” instead of an investigation.

Democrats Criticize Trump Warning to North Korea

Aug 10, 2017

Following the lead of many in the mainstream media, prominent Democrats in Congress like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have been highly critical of President Trump’s warning to North Korea that threatening actions against the United States will be met with fire and fury. Democrats say that this is provocative and dangerous, and the President should take a more diplomatic approach.

On the other hand, Trump supporters point out that the efforts of the last three administrations to be diplomatic with the communist leaders in the North have accomplished nothing, and the statement by Trump may be the only thing that Kim Jong Un will understand.

Warning To North Korea From Mattis

Aug 10, 2017

Defense Secretary Mattis warned North Korea on Wednesday. In the warning he emphasized that the United States and its allies have the the capability to defend themselves from attack. Mattis exhorted Kim Jong Un to listen to the UN’s Security Council’s “unified voice” and the governments of the world who agree that North Korea “poses a threat to global security and stability.” Mattis said that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea “must choose to stop isolating itself and stand down its pursuit of nuclear weapons. The DPRK should cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people.” James Mattis is known as someone with “significant credibility in the business of breaking things and killing people.” The warning indicates that military options are on the table if North Korea continues on its current trajectory. Will China now pressure North Korea to stand down?
http://www.dailywire.com/news/19544/no-bluff-mad-d...

March Towards Dictatorship

Aug 10, 2017

Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro’s Constitutional Assembly decreed itself superior to all other government institutions on Tuesday. Opposition lawmakers are expressly forbidden from challenging any new laws passed by the Constitutional Assembly. Opposition leader Luisa Ortega Diaz was removed from her post as Attorney General on Saturday. On Tuesday, Supreme Court judges convicted the oppositions mayor of a Caracas-area town. He was convicted of not suppressing protestors. Early in August, two of the country’s most visible opposition leaders were taken from their homes where they’d lived under house arrest for a number of years. Maduro’s consolidation of power means economic conditions for Venezuela’s people will get a lot worse.
http://www.dailywire.com/news/19549/venezuela-madu...

Tillerson’s Calm Reassurance

Aug 10, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson downplayed President Trump’s “fire and fury” rhetoric. Tillerson said that war was no imminent. “Nothing I have seen and nothing I know of would indicate that the situation has dramatically changed in the last 24 hours.” Americans should “have no concerns about this particular rhetoric of the last few days.” Tillerson’s remarks were made in Guam, the island that the North Koreans threatened with Hwasong-12 missiles. Tillerson defended Trump’s rhetoric as language that the North Korean leadership would understand since they don’t “seem to understand diplomatic language.” “I think the president just wanted to be clear to the North Korean regime that the U.S. has unquestionable ability to defend itself, will defend itself and its allies, and I think it was important that he deliver that message to avoid any miscalculation on their part,” Tillerson concluded.
http://www.dailywire.com/news/19541/secretary-stat...

Democrats Push Government Shutdown

Aug 10, 2017

Democrats in Congress insist that the president give up on building a wall on America’s border with Mexico. If not, Democrats are vowing to shutter the government. The White House wants a down payment on construction of the wall in the fiscal 2018 budget. So, White House officials are looking for ways to compromise with Democrats. A plan to increase domestic spending is being discussed. Now that any movement on the repeal of Obamacare is dead for the time being, the White House has identified border wall funding as an important win. The White House is not waiting for last minute gamesmanship. It is trying to hammer out an agreement while there is significant time left in the current fiscal year. If Democrats can force the president to give up on constructing the border wall, they will then gleefully point out that he broke one of his major campaign promises.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/09...

Manafort House Raided

Aug 10, 2017

News broke on Wednesday that the FBI executed a search warrant at the house of former Trump Campaign chairman Paul Manafort. The raid took place in July. Speculation into the possible meaning of the raid was rampant. A former Justice Department prosecutor Peter Zeidenberg said that the raid was a “big deal.” “Prosecutors do not take aggressive steps like this with subjects who the government feels are being open and cooperative. And they also do not do this to ‘send a message.’ They do it because they think there is evidence to be found and that if they do not act aggressively, it could be destroyed.” Samuel Buell, a former federal prosecutor, said the search warrant indicated Special Counsel Mueller thought Manafort might not comply with document requests or a subpoena. Defense attorney William Jeffress, thought the FBI affidavit, clearing the way for the search warrant, might be “dynamite.” He thought it would detail what the government expects to accomplish in the investigation. Manafort’s attorney said that his client had been cooperative with congressional probes.
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/09/fbi-raid-...

Taking on the GOP

Aug 10, 2017

Billionaire Robert Mercer was one of President Trump’s biggest financial backers. He is now looking to take down Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona. Mercer is donating $300,000 to a super PAC that is backing primary challenger Kelli Ward. Senator Flake recently released a book, “Conscience of a Conservative.” Within the book, Flake argues that the Republican party is responsible for the rise of Donald Trump. The senator did not endorse Trump during the campaign and urged Trump to withdraw after the Access Hollywood tapes were released. As well, he refused to attend the Republican nominating convention. At one point during the campaign, Trump said that he might spend $10 million of his own money to help unseat Flake. Jeff Flake is considered to be one of the most vulnerable Republican senators up for re-election in 2018. President Trump is following the primary closely.
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/09/trump-jef...

Democrats Might Overplay Their Hand

Aug 10, 2017

Bernie Sanders is making single payer health care a litmus test for Democrat incumbents. Several high profile Democrat senators have given their support to Sanders’ single payer legislation. A majority of House Democrats have signed on to Rep. John Conyers’ single-payer bill. But Democrats are worried that Sanders’ supporters will launch primary challenges to Democratic moderates in 2018. By supporting challengers, Bernie Sanders might quash the plans of Democrats who hope to retake the House and the Senate in 2018. Former Ohio state Senator Nina Turner and Bernie Sanders supporter said, “We’re not going to accept no more hemming and hawing. No more game playing. Make your stand.” But one Democratic aide said, “You can’t just be a liberal Democrat in a lot of these states and be elected. The question is how we improve the lives of people instead of playing these political games." The Sanders’ wing of the Democratic party has the most enthusiastic activists.
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/07/bernie-sa...

Trial for Democratic Senator to Proceed

Aug 10, 2017

Democrat Senator Bob Menendez will have to go to trial in September. A federal judge rejected a motion to dismiss the charges on Wednesday. The motion to dismiss argued that no “official acts” were done by Senator Menendez. But the judge said that a determination of that question will have to be made during trial. It cannot be determined until after the government has presented its evidence at trial. The senator received campaign contributions, flights on private jets, and luxury vacations from Salomon Melgen, a Florida eye doctor. Menendez allegedly asked government officials to intervene on behalf of Melgen with billing issues for Medicare and Medicaid. Melgen was found guilty of Medicare fraud in April. Melgen gave over $750,000 to Menendez and committees tied to him. A guilty verdict might pave the way for outgoing Governor Chris Christie to appoint a Republican to the Senate seat.
http://freebeacon.com/politics/judge-democrat-bob-...

Government Screw-Up Causes Innocent Man to Lose Guns

Aug 10, 2017

A New York man had his guns confiscated because of a screw-up that labeled him as mentally ill. The 70-year old Don Hall lost four long guns and two handguns. Nobody was able to tell him what he had supposedly done wrong or how to correct it. “I was guilty until I could prove myself innocent,” said Hall. On the advice of his attorney, Hall began contacting hospitals asking them to certify that he had not been treated for mental health conditions. One hospital had a record of someone with the same name but a slightly different Social Security number. Hall and his attorney were able to convince a county judge that it was a case of mistaken identity. The judge ordered that Hall’s guns be returned to him. He had to spend a lot of time and money to defend his innocence. None of the entities or hospitals have offered to reimburse him for the cost of proving his innocence.
http://freebeacon.com/issues/new-york-confiscates-...

U.S. Cities Preparing for Nuclear War

Aug 9, 2017

In actions reminiscent of the cold war era with the former Soviet Union, American cities and states are preparing for the possibility of a nuclear strike by North Korea. Shelters that have been unused for years are being restocked with supplies, and citizens and even school children are being given instructions about what to do in case of an attack. Evacuation plans are also being readied.

The threat is real, particularly for the states of Alaska, Hawaii, Washington and California. For example, in the case of a nuclear tipped ICBM launch from North Korea the state of Hawaii would only have an 8 to 12 minute warning and California just a few minutes more. If North Korea launches missiles from a submarine near these locations there would be virtually no warning.

Washington Post Again Publishes Confidential Information

Aug 9, 2017

Once again the Washington Post has published confidential information what may have put the national security of the United States and the lives of Americans in danger. This time it was the confidential information in an intelligence report that found that North Korea had succeeded in miniaturizing a nuclear weapon so it would fit in to a missile capsule.

By releasing this information the North Koreans now know what we have discovered and that limits our options to respond. Then WAPO responded to Trump’s warning to Kim Jong Un that a threat to America would be met with “fire and fury” by criticizing Trump.

Major Fentanyl Bust in New York City

Aug 9, 2017

Federal agents have announced a major drug raid in the Upper West Side of New York City. Agents seized 20 pounds of fentanyl and heroin worth an estimated $3 million on the open market. Fentanyl is an opioid that in its purest form is deadly, and agents for the Drug Enforcement Agency said this much of it, if mishandled, could kill half the population of New York City.

Four people were arrested during the raid and were charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and conspiracy. This is the latest move in the growing war on dangerous opioids that are killing more people every day.

Obamacare Implosion Continues

Aug 9, 2017

The inevitable collapse of Obamacare is accelerating just as three Republican Senators saved what is left of it by voting against a last ditch effort to repeal and replace it. The latest state to be hard hit is Nevada where many of the rural counties have now learned that they will have no options at all next year for insurance from the Obamacare exchange.

The final blow in Nevada came when the last major insurer, Anthem announced it is pulling out of the market. It is also severely cutting back its presence in Georgia and has dropped out of the exchange markets in Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, and much of California.

Concern Grows over Possible EMP Attack

Aug 9, 2017

With North Korea now apparently capable of putting nuclear warheads on its ICBMs and possibly other missiles, concern is growing in the United States military about the possibility of an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) attack by the North Koreans. Such an attack does not require the nuclear weapon to make a direct hit on a specific target, but instead just requires a detonation high above the target.

Such a detonation would not only kill people on the ground, but would knock out power grids, cell phone towers and virtually all forms of communication. Banks would be down as would gas stations, hospitals, etc. This would not be for just a few weeks or even months, but for years. The devastation would be incredible.

Is North Korea Preparing for War?

Aug 9, 2017

In yet another ominous development on the Korean Peninsula U.S. intelligence has confirmed that the rogue government of North Kores has succeeded in miniaturizing a nuclear weapon to the point that it can be put on top of an ICBM. It has already been determined that the Kim Jong Un regime has tested missiles that are capable of reaching at least the west coast of the United States.

There is also concern that this type of nuclear device can also be mounted on smaller missiles that can be fired from submarines which could get very close to our coast.

Trump’s Expectations Are Too High

Aug 9, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that the president’s expectations for Congress are too high. McConnell said that Trump was “new” and had “excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process.” Legislative inexperience and the setting of artificial deadlines on healthcare and tax reform make it appear that Congress is dysfunctional. “A Congress goes on for two years. And part of the reason I think that this storyline is that we haven’t done much is because in part the president and others have set these early timelines about things need to be done by a certain point.” McConnell said that a better measure should be to judge Congress when the current Congress finishes in early 2019. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the House has been very productive. It has passed at least 270 bills. But the Senate has been slow to act on any of them. The U.S. Senate has been called the world’s most deliberative body. Senator Schumer likes to tell the story that the Senate is the “cooling saucer” where the hype and enthusiasm of the House is tempered.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/08/mitch-mcconnell-...

Poland Welcomes Immigrants From Europe

Aug 9, 2017

Poland’s President is in a fight with the European Union. He refuses to accept migrants from North Africa and the Middle East. The president pointed out that “Poland is open for migration.” In 2016 the country issued 1,267,000 visas for Ukrainians. And half of those visas were work permits. The Polish president’s remarks were similar to those of President Zeman of the Czech Republic. Zeman said that he has “nothing against immigrants who come here to work and who have similar language and similar culture like ours.” “I do not want immigrants who come from other cultures who come for social benefits, not because of work. Muslims should remain in the countries where they live [and] they should work in them, and they should not go to Europe, where they do not want to work.” Hungary’s president Orbán is open to resettling the “true refugees” of Western Europe. “Germans, Dutch, French and Italians, terrified politicians and journalists who here in Hungary want to find the Europe they have lost in their homelands,” Orbán said.
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/08/08/polish-...

McCain Critical of Trump

Aug 9, 2017

President Trump increased the volume of his rhetoric against North Korea on Tuesday after the Washington Post reported that North Korea had developed miniaturized nuclear warheads for its intercontinental ballistic missiles. President Trump promised to meet any attack “with fire and fury like the world has never seen.” The ailing Senator McCain went on an Arizona radio station so criticize President Trump for his tough talk. “I take exception to the president’s comments because you got to be sure you can do what you say you’re going to do,” McCain said. “In other words the old ‘walk softly but carry a big stick’ — Teddy Roosevelt’s saying, which I think is something that should have applied — because all it’s going to do is bring us closer to some kind of serious confrontation.” “The great leaders I’ve seen, they don’t threaten unless they are ready to act and I’m not sure President Trump is ready to act,” he said. McCain encouraged the president to work with China’s president to crack down on North Korea. Senator McCain views China as the key to gaining North Korea’s cooperation.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/08...

Preach It Hillary!

Aug 9, 2017

When politically expedient, Hillary Clinton has on occasion referenced her distant Methodist past. But imagine Hillary Clinton hauling herself into a pulpit every Sunday morning to deliver a sermon. Hillary’s pastor, Bill Shillady, said that Hillary is thinking about doing just that. Apparently Hillary has thought “all the time” about becoming a minister. But she’s been loathe to have anyone write about her desire lest she be seen as “too pious.” Shillady says, “Given her depth of knowledge of the Bible and her experience of caring for people and loving people, she’d make a great pastor.” Shillady is the author of an upcoming book of devotions. 365 of the 600 devotions were written specifically for Hillary Clinton. Readers are promised “[F]irst time post-election readers will have a chance to hear directly from her about her faith during this time.”
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/08...

Debt Ceiling Politics

Aug 9, 2017

The debt ceiling will need to be lifted in September as the Treasury’s wiggle room and accounting tricks will run out. President Trump wants a “clean,” no strings attached increase in the debt ceiling. Democrats and Republicans plan throw up roadblocks to win concessions for supporting the increase. Conservatives insist that spending reforms be implemented if leaders want their support. The Republican Study Committee and the House Freedom Caucus want spending cuts. Alternatively, conservatives might be willing to drop their demands if the Treasury instead is permitted to sell off assets like property and mortgage-backed securities. If Congressional leaders are to deliver a “clean” increase, they will need the support of Democrats. Democrats are insisting that any tax reform be accompanied by significant concessions. Senator Schumer says that Democrats will refuse to vote for the increase unless Republicans abandon tax cuts that would add to the deficit. If the past is prologue, then high stakes political theater will be coming soon to televisions screens around the country.
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/shutdown-risk-gr...

Obama Groupie Charged With Crimes

Aug 9, 2017

A food service director for Los Angeles Unified School District was charged with multiple counts of embezzlement, misappropriation of public funds, conflict of interest, forgery, and perjury. David Binkle was once invited to the White House to participate in an event with Michelle Obama to encourage students to eat healthful foods. Binkle allegedly put $65,000 of government school lunch program funds into his culinary consulting company and his personal bank account. On the White House, “Let’s Move” website, Binkle complained about discrepancies between the quality of life between LA’s millionaire elites and the students whom he provided meals. Apparently Binkle was attempting to rectify that inequality in his own life by using taxpayer money to improve the quality of his business and bank account.
http://freebeacon.com/issues/official-met-michelle...

UAW Files Complaints After Workers Reject Union

Aug 9, 2017

Workers at a Nissan factory in Mississippi rejected an attempt to unionize their plant. The vote was 2,244 to 1,307 against unionizing. Right after losing the vote, the United Auto Workers union filed a large number of unfair labor practice complaints with the National Labor Relations Board. The complaints allege that “Nissan waged one of the most illegal and unethical anti-union campaigns” ever to dissuade workers from voting to join the UAW. A spokesman for Nissan said that the complaints “couldn’t be further from the truth” and that they were vague. The spokesman pointed out that the union failed to “name anyone by name” in its complaints. Nissan called on the UAW to “honor the results.” “The results spoke loud and clear on Friday. The vast majority of our employees have chosen to work directly with the company.”
http://freebeacon.com/issues/union-files-federal-c...

Banks Must Give Loans to Dreamers

Aug 9, 2017

A U.S. District Court in California refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Wells Fargo. The bank is accused of violating federal law because it denied loans to illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. Judge Chesney, a Clinton appointee, refused to dismiss the lawsuit. She “argued that the bank violated California civil rights law as well as federal laws prohibiting the denial of loans based on citizenship status.” Wells Fargo attorneys argued that they did not violate the Equal Credit Opportunity Act because the act says nothing about citizenship. Judge Chesney said that California law requires businesses “to grant equal contract rights to all persons” even if the persons are in the country illegally.
http://www.dailywire.com/news/19491/nuts-judge-rul...

War of Words With North Korea

Aug 9, 2017

The Washington Post is reporting that North Korea can fit miniaturized warheads into its missiles. President Trump threatened to unleash “fire and fury” if North Korea launches a strike at the United States or its allies. In response, North Korea threatened to strike an American military base in Guam. The United States launched two B1B bombers on Monday. They flew across the Korean peninsula. Japanese and South Korean military aircraft also participated in the exercise. A North Korean statement said that the strategic bomber’s frequent flights over South Korea get on the nerves of North Korea. The statement said that the North Korean government is considering firing Hwasong-12 missiles towards U.S. military bases in Guam. Anderson Air Force Base has a anti-ballistic missile defense system installed which can shoot down incoming missiles in their reentry phase. The U.S. also has one inside of South Korea to deter North Korean aggression. With President Trump surrounding himself with generals, he will only get military answers. The president might be better off if he invites North Korea’s leader to Washington to talk.
http://www.dailywire.com/news/19499/breaking-north...

Bakers Reject Request to Make Trump Cake

Aug 9, 2017

Dylan Harbin will get a Trump cake for his birthday as he requested. But his mother will have to make it for him. She could not find a bakery willing to make it for her son. She could not find a bakery willing to bake a Trump cake. Where have we heard that before? Christian bakery shops have been sued because they would not make a wedding cake for same sex weddings. Christian florists have been sued because they would not provide flowers for same sex weddings. Yet because a Trump cake violates the rights or conscience of leftists it’s somehow okay. No business should be forced to provide their services for something that violates their conscience. Muslim businesses should not be forced to sell or serve alcohol. Being in business, however, does not mean you are a door mat. You don’t lose your human rights when you open you doors.
http://www.dailywire.com/news/19459/bakers-refuse-...

Pentagon Preparing to Strike ISIS in the Philippines

Aug 8, 2017

The growth of ISIS on some of the southern islands in the Philippines has been going on for several years and now has become a threat not only to the Philippines, but to other countries in the region. The Philippine military has launched a major campaign against ISIS that controls many towns mostly by imposing strict sharia law and terrorizing local populations.

Now, the Pentagon is preparing plans to launch air strikes against ISIS in support of the Philippine army. The strikes will use drones initially and be directed at known ISIS positions and strongholds. There is also a small force of American special operations personnel already on the ground in the islands.

North Korea Loads Cruise Missiles Designed to hit Ships on a Patrol Boat

Aug 8, 2017

U.S. spy satellites have detected the North Korean military loading two cruise missiles on a patrol boat on the country’s east coast. The missiles are specifically designed to sink large naval vessels. This may just be a sign that North Korea is planning to defy the new sanctions with another missile test, however, there is concern that the unstable North Korean leader may actually try to attack naval vessels of the United States and its allies. If that happens, the U.S. will be forced to respond with an overwhelming attack on the North Korean military and government.

President Donald Trump Right on Voter Fraud

Aug 8, 2017

Trump has been routinely vilified by the left wing media and liberal Democrats over his claim that there was massive voter fraud during the 2016 election. He was especially attacked for creating a commission to investigate voter fraud. Evidence of people being registered in more than one district or state has already been uncovered, as has evidence of non-citizens being registered in some states.

Now Judicial Watch has found that in the State of California there were more people registered to vote in eleven counties than there were adults of voting age. Ten of these counties went overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton including Los Angeles County and San Francisco. The percentages of registered voters varied from 102 % to 144% higher than the citizens of voting age depending on the county.

UN Says United States Cannot Withdraw from Climate Agreement

Aug 8, 2017

When Barack Obama illegally signed the United Nations Climate Change treaty he assured everyone that the agreement was non-binding. In fact, that was his primary justification for refusing to submit the treaty to the Senate for ratification as required by the U.S. Constitution. It turns out that Obama failed to mention that he had signed away the right of the U.S. to withdraw from the treaty until November 2020.

President Trump was informed of this when he sent formal notice to the UN of our withdrawal. The United Nations pointed to the language and told Trump he can’t do it. However, since it can be argued that the treaty was never legally signed, the additional agreement can also be ignored.

Gun Rights Group Issues Travel Alert

Aug 8, 2017

The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) has issued a travel advisory for people considering traveling to California or relocating there. The advisory tells people that California seems intent on disarming its law abiding citizens with draconian gun laws that clearly violate the Second Amendment constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

SAF is particularly concerned with California’s refusal to honor concealed weapons permits issued by other states. This means that someone from Texas for example, who has a concealed weapons permit is subject to arrest and prosecution in California if they attempt to carry a firearm. SAF is one of the oldest and largest gun rights groups in the country.

More Good Economic News

Aug 8, 2017

While it is underreported by the mainstream media the economy continues to rapidly improve under the Trump administration. The stock market continues to soar with record numbers consistently occurring. In addition, consumer spending in the United States is at its highest level in nine years.

On the jobs front 209,000 new jobs were created in July and the unemployment level is the lowest in 16 years. In the first six months of the Trump presidency one million new jobs have been created. These jobs are coming from a wide range of industries and wages are also increasing, although not as rapidly as was hoped. It is also important to note that many Americans who had given up are reentering the jobs market.

Eric Bolling Denies Sexual Harassment Claims.

Aug 8, 2017

Popular Fox News Host and best-selling author Eric Bolling has vehemently denied accusations made against him of sexual harassment of some of his co-workers at Fox News. He says he looks forward to his name being cleared “asap” The accusations surfaced last week in the ultra-liberal Huffington Post and are based almost entirely on claims made by unnamed sources.

This comes on the heels of accusations against Bill O’Reilly that led to the cancelation of his highly rated show. Similar allegations were made against Sean Hannity, but were later dropped. Bolling has been suspended by Fox while the investigation is going on.

North Korea Threatens U.S. over Sanctions

Aug 8, 2017

North Korea has responded as expected to the United Nations Security Council imposing tough new sanctions on the rogue state. Kim Jong Un and his government are blaming the United States for the sanctions and promising “thousand fold revenge.” The regime is known for making outlandish threats against the U.S. and its allies, but threats are still taken seriously because the country does possess nuclear weapons.

In the meantime, China has issued its strongest warning ever to Kim, telling him to comply with the sanctions that ban certain exports, and to stop testing missiles and nuclear weapons.

Protecting American Workers

Aug 8, 2017

Under proposed legislation, multinational corporations would be unable to use the H-1B visa program from replacing American workers with foreign workers. Under the H-1B visa program, workers can come into the United States and stay for up to six years. Many American citizens have lost their jobs as companies find it cheaper to higher foreign workers. Under the legislation, employers would have to make a good faith effort to recruit and hire American workers. American workers could not be replaced with H-1B visa holders. Foreign workers would have to be paid comparable wages. H-1B workers could not be outsourced to other companies. H-1B visas would be based on skills and wages. The visas would no longer be allocated by lottery. The legislation has the support of Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate.
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/08/05/lawmaker...

Corbyn Finally Speaks About Venezuela

Aug 8, 2017

When confronted by the crimes of Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro, Britain’s socialist Labor leader, Jeremy Corbyn, could not bring himself to condemn the government. Instead Corbyn said, “What I condemn is the violence that’s been done by any side, by all sides, in all this. Violence is not going to solve the issue.” “I’m very sad at the lives that have been lost in Venezuela. The people who have died, either those on the streets or security forces that have been attacked by people on the street – all of those lives are terrible for the loss of them.” Four out of five Venezuelans live in poverty. Inflation is running as high as 700 percent. Food shortages are common within the country. Yet, Corbyn blamed the problems within Venezuela on the country’s reliance on oil. In the past Corbyn has praised Venezuela’s socialist government as a “‘better’ model for the west.” Corbyn had a documented friendship with former dictator Hugo Chavez and current dictator Maduro.
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/08/07/labours...

Blacklisting at Google

Aug 8, 2017

Blacklisting politically incorrect employees at Google is rampant. A series of screenshots taken by a Google employee show how Social Justice Warriors go after their fellow employees. “I keep a written blacklist of people whom I will never allow on or near my team, based on how they view and treat their coworkers. That blacklist got a little longer today,” said Collin Winter, a Google manager. If employees voices the wrong political ideas, their careers will be stalled. “I want those hostile voices to know: I will never, ever hire/transfer you onto my team. Ever. I don’t care if you are perfect fit or technically excellent or whatever, I will actively not work with you, even to the point where your team or product is impacted by this decision,” wrote former employee Adam Fletcher. Google’s Social Justice Warriors have zero tolerance for inclusion and diversity when it comes to accepting people who disagree with them. The author of an internal 10-page manifesto challenging the leftist groupthink rampant at the company was fired on Monday.
http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/08/07/revealed-...

Alabama Senate Race

Aug 8, 2017

The senate race in Alabama is heating up. A week before the GOP primary, challenger Roy Moore leads the race followed by Rep. Mo Brooks. Luther Strange has fallen to third place. Luther Strange was picked by the former governor of Alabama to succeed Senator Jeff Sessions. He has the backing of Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell has raised and spent millions of dollars on behalf of Strange attacking Rep. Mo Brooks. Both Moore and Brooks are supportive of President Trump. Luther Stranger has not been vocal for his support of the president’s agenda. But he has been supportive of the Mitch McConnell/GOP agenda. Pollster John Couvillon said, “Despite his incumbency and up to $8 million dollars being spent on his behalf, Senator Luther Strange is struggling to connect with GOP primary voters in Alabama.” The top to finishers in the primary will face each other in a runoff in September.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/07...

At the Feeding Trough

Aug 8, 2017

It’s hard to think of Musk’s enterprises as real businesses. Like the federal government, Elon Musk has a spending problem. In the second quarter, Musk blew through $13 million dollars every day. He lost $1.2 billion in cash. His businesses have consumed $5 billion in government subsidies. To prod the sale of electric vehicles, the federal government is paying out a $7,500 rebate on the purchase price. The state of California is offering another taxpayer funded rebate of $2,500. The only area in his company that is profitable is the sale of zero-emission vehicle credits. Some states require a certain proportion of automaker’s sales be cars that have zero emissions. When a company cannot meet the quota, they buy zero-emission credits. Tesla usually has a surplus for sale. A company so dependent upon government money would likely collapse on itself in a free market. But when the government picks winners and losers everything gets distorted.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-07/zero-emis...

Trump Silent While Arpaio Twists

Aug 8, 2017

Sheriff Joe Arpaio was convicted of criminal misdemeanor contempt in late July. He was enforcing the very immigration laws that the Trump Administration is now seeking to enforce. Yet, as Joe Arpaio pointed out, “Where is President Trump on this case? This is a witch hunt against me that is being carried forward by Obama holdovers in Attorney General Sessions’ Department of Justice.” Arpaio supported Trump early in the primaries. He issued a formal endorsement and even appeared with candidate Trump at campaign rallies. Accepting the endorsement, Trump said, “I have great respect for Sheriff Arpaio. We must restore law and order on the border and respect the men and women of our police forces. I thank him for his support of my policies and candidacy for president.” Arpaio’s attorneys will appeal the conviction. Arpaio is scheduled to be sentence October 5, 2017
https://www.infowars.com/where-is-trump-sheriff-ar...

Voter Dissatisfaction in House Districts

Aug 8, 2017

Speaker Paul Ryan is getting an ear full in his home district in Wisconsin. His voters are asking why Republicans are not getting anything done. “We have a majority in the House and Senate and it feels like nothing’s getting done,” said James Hulsey. “Everybody that voted Republican is getting very frustrated,” Republican Keith Ketzler said. If Republicans can’t or won’t deliver on the Trump agenda, House Republicans risk losing their majority status. Democrats have to win only 24 seats to regain control. Ryan is attempting to focus voters attention on the Foxconn deal that will see an investment of $10 billion and could employ as many as 13,000 people. Speaker Ryan faces primary challengers and likely a challenge by Democrats.
http://www.breitbart.com/news/back-home-speaker-ry...

NYPD Boycots Dunkin’ Donuts

Aug 8, 2017

Last week an employee at a Dunkin’ Donuts shop in New York refused service to two cops, saying, “I don’t serve cops.” Now the New York Police Department is boycotting all Dunkin’ Donuts stores in New York City. Michael Palladino, president of a police labor union, said what the employee did was “disgraceful and it should not go unattended.” The union president also pointed out that Mayor de Blasio had created a hostile atmosphere towards police in New York City. Dunkin’ Donuts has apologized personally to the officers. Yet the boycott is underway.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/07...

The Troubles and Politics of the Rich

Aug 8, 2017

Some rich residents in an exclusive San Francisco neighborhood lost their private street and sidewalks that they had owned since 1905. The City of San Francisco had sent a $14 tax bill for three decades to the wrong address. The city’s bill was never paid. Finally the city auctioned the property to recover the $994 in unpaid taxes, penalties, and interest. The property sold at auction for $90,000. The new owners are now looking to cash in. There are 120 parking spaces on the street that could be rented out. The residents have asked the Board of Supervisors to rescind the sale. This will be explored at a meeting in October. In addition to suing the city, the homeowners association is seeking an injunction against the couple who bought the street to prevent them from selling to anyone.
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/matier-ross/art...

Free Health Care in Canada is a Myth

Aug 7, 2017

As liberal Democrats like Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and even Chuck Schumer increase their calls for the United States to adopt a single payer health care system, also known as socialist medicine, they cite the “successes” of the Canadian system. They are hiding the fact that the Canadian system is collapsing. It is not free health care, in fact with the increased taxes, Canadians are paying over $1.000 per month for their “free” care.

They are also hiding the fact that the wait times for medical procedures can be as long as six months. This caused over 63,000 Canadians to leave Canada in 2016 to seek medical care elsewhere, usually in the U.S. Yet, this ailing system is what liberals want us to adopt in this country.

USS Nimitz Strike Group Moves into Persian Gulf

Aug 7, 2017

In another move proving his commitment to finish off ISIS and other terrorist groups President Donald Trump has sent the powerful aircraft carrier USS Nimitz and its strike group into the Persian Gulf. The carrier is accompanied by a guided missile cruiser and four destroyers.

This force provides a great deal of additional fire power to strike at ISIS in both Iraq and Syria. The Nimitz strike force is commanded by Rear Admiral Bill Byrne who says that for his force it is “game on” He said his pilots and crews are ready for action and they launched their first strike on July 31st. It will be the first of many designed not only to destroy terrorists, but also to reassure our allies of the commitment of the United States to victory in the Middle East.

John Kelly Takes Control of West Wing

Aug 7, 2017

Retired Marine General John Kelly is apparently getting control of what many have called the chaos in the West Wing. The new White House Chief of Staff reminded everyone that they are employed by the President and that they need to support him and his agenda. However, he also told them that their first loyalty was to their country, then the President, and that their own interests were last.

He also indicated that he was going to be in control of who sees the President and when. He also cautioned them that he would not tolerate any leaks or mishandling of classified information. He has also apparently convinced Trump to consult with him before sending out tweets on certain issues.

Mike Pence Disputes New York Times Report

Aug 7, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence is infuriated over a story in the New York Times that he is considering running for President in 2020. The story, that cites the usual unnamed sources, claims that there is a shadow campaign being run to recruit potential donors to support a Pence run. Pence says that the story is fake news, and is “disgraceful and offensive”.

Pence also said that this is just another attempt by the Times to divide the administration. Kellyanne Conway also disputed the article and pointed out that Pence is totally loyal to President Trump and is a very good Vice President.

Chicago Plans Suit to Protect its Illegal Population

Aug 7, 2017

Rahm Emanuel, the mayor of the crime ridden city of Chicago has declared he will sue the Trump administration so that Chicago can continue to be a sanctuary city for illegal alien, even those who have committed other crimes in his city. At issue is the plan of the federal government to withhold certain federal grant money from cities like Chicago and Los Angeles unless they start cooperating with federal immigration authorities.

Emanuel says that in his city the money is to be used to upgrade police vehicles. That would seem to be something important in a city with one of the highest murder rate in the world, but for the leftist democrat mayor the protection of illegals appears to be his first priority.

Venezuela Citizens Calling Openly for Rebellion

Aug 7, 2017

In a video featuring a former Venezuela National Guard officer standing in front of a group of about 20 armed men there is an open call made by them for all out rebellion against the socialist government of Nicolas Maduro. This follows the election of the so-called Constituent Assembly; a group of people hand-picked by the dictator to change the constitution and give him complete authority and control over the country.

The call seems to have been heeded by some people since a military base was attacked over the weekend and while the government says the attack was repelled, it admits some weapons were stolen by the attackers. Since the election, which most citizens boycotted, violence has erupted at multiple locations.

Los Angeles Pays $1.3 billion to Illegals in Two Years

Aug 7, 2017

Illegal aliens flock to sanctuary cities to be protected by local authorities from arrest and deportation by federal agencies. However, there is another major reason they head to sanctuary cities like Los Angeles; they get lots of free stuff at American taxpayer expense. According to data obtained from the Los Angeles Department of Public Social Services the county paid out $1.3 billion in welfare benefits to illegal immigrant families in 2015 through 2016.

These benefits include food stamps and other welfare payments and 64,000 families received such benefits in 2016. However, due to a crackdown on illegal immigration by the Trump administration the numbers seem to be falling so far this year.

Entrenched Bureaucrats Trying to Undermine Trump Agenda

Aug 7, 2017

When Donald Trump ran for president and promised to “drain the swamp” in Washington he was obviously not aware of how deep the swamp was and how many alligators and snakes inhabit it. Entrenched bureaucrats in federal agencies who are holdovers from the Obama administration are actively trying to undermine the President’s agenda in a number of different ways. This is true even though they are technically employees of the President.

Some of them are just openly critical of Trump and his agenda, while others are violating their oath of office and federal law by leaking information to the liberal news media. Some of this information is classified and threatens our national security. They are being aided by the efforts in the Democrats in the Senate to delay votes on Trump appointees.

United Nations Imposed New Sanctions on North Korea

Aug 7, 2017

In what some people see as a bit of a surprise, all fifteen countries in the United Nations Security Council voted to impose strong new sanctions on North Korea. Both Russia and China voted for the resolution that limits some key exports from the rogue nation including coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore, and seafood. If successfully enforced it could slash North Korea $3 billion export in income by one third.

The resolution also bans countries from engaging in new joint ventures with North Korea, or increasing investments in existing ventures. The major question remaining is will countries like China comply with the resolution they voted for.

Pence Slams Reports That He’s Running

Aug 7, 2017

The New York Times issued a story saying that Vice President Pence is preparing to run for the presidency in 2020. Pence said, "Today's article in the New York Times is disgraceful and offensive to me, my family, and our entire team. The allegations in this article are categorically false and represent just the latest attempt by the media to divide this Administration." Pence said that he “could not be more honored to be working side by side with a president who is making America great again.” Pence made it clear that he is planning to push the president’s agenda and get him re-elected in 2020. Pence has been meeting with party donors and has set up an independent fundraising committee.
http://www.businessinsider.com/mike-pence-2020-pre...

11 California Counties Have More People Registered than Live There.

Aug 7, 2017

Right after being inaugurated, President Trump complained about millions of illegal votes. He attributed those votes as the reason why he lost the popular vote. According to Judicial Watch, the Election Integrity Project found that there are 11 California counties with more registered voters on the rolls than who actually live in the county. L.A. County’s error rate is estimated to around 144%. Judicial Watch sent a letter to California Secretary of State Alex Padilla asking him to clean up California’s rolls or risk litigation. “Allowing the names of ineligible voters to remain on the voting rolls harms the integrity of the electoral process and undermines voter confidence in the legitimacy of elections.” “As the top election official in California, it is your responsibility under federal law to coordinate California’s statewide effort to conduct a program that reasonably ensures the lists of eligible voters are accurate.“ Judicial Watch gave 14 days to respond and 90 days to correct the voter rolls.
http://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/08/05/jud...

Limits on Special Counsel’s Investigation

Aug 7, 2017

Rod Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General, said on Sunday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has to get permission before investigating any crimes outside of the Russian investigation. “Bob Mueller understands and I understand the specific scope of the investigation, and so no, it's not a fishing expedition," said Rosenstein. It surfaced last week that Mueller has impanelled a Grand Jury to subpoena documents and receive testimony from witnesses. Mueller appears to be looking into the Trump organization. People around President Trump are afraid that Mueller could make the Trump organization the object of his investigation. If a crime has been found in relation to the Russia investigation, Mueller has free reign to investigation and bring charges. But Rosensten will have to grant permission to expand the investigation beyond Russian interference.
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/rod-rosenstein-m...

Bernie The Revolutionary

Aug 7, 2017

Senator Bernie Sanders is preparing the next crop of young voters to begin work as political activists. The Senator, who identifies as a Socialist, is releasing a book, just in time for Labor Day, called “Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution.” The books is for teens who have an interest in progressive politics. Speaking to Teen Vogue, Sanders said, ”Young people are the future of our country. As citizens of the United States, they have a responsibility to participate in our democracy and to help create a government which works for all, rather than just the few. This book will expose them to an unusual political campaign, the excitement of politics and what being a progressive is all about." Bernie Sanders envisions directing vast sums to creating the American equivalent of a European welfare state. He says that America should emulate Sweden and Denmark. “The more likely outcome would be turning the country into another Venezuela.”
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-06/bernie-sa...

Mmm, Mmm, Mmm Barack Hussein Obama

Aug 7, 2017

The bankrupt state of Illinois shifted its focus from its dismal fiscal affairs and passed a measure ordaining and establishing August 4th of every year to come as an official commemorative state holiday. The state holiday commemorates the birth of Barack Hussein Obama. The holiday will be “observed throughout the State as a day set apart to honor the 44th President of the United States of America who began his career serving the People of Illinois in both the Illinois State Senate and the United States Senate, and dedicated his life to protecting the rights of Americans and building bridges across communities," Senate Bill 55 reads. An earlier bill failed that would have made “Barack Obama Day” a legal state holiday. While praising the idea of commemorating America’s dear leader, Governor Rauner said, "I don't think it should be a formal holiday with paid, forced time off, but I think it should be a day of acknowledgment and celebration." Mindful of the admonition in the Soviet era to not be found clapping too softly for Comrade Stalin, several legislators abstained from voting. No votes were recorded against the legislation.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-06/illinois-...

UN Sanctions North Korea

Aug 7, 2017

In light of North Korea’s recent firing of two intercontinental ballistic missiles, the United Nations Security Council voted 15-0 to impose sanctions on North Korea. It is estimated that sanctions could cut North Korea’s annual export revenue by $1 billion. North Korea will be unable to export coal, iron ore, iron, lead, lead ore and seafood. Countries who hire North Korean laborers will not be able to hire more. Joint ventures and investment in current joint ventures will be banned. The Chinese issued a statement calling on North Korea to “maintain calm.” The Chinese Foreign Minister said, "Do not violate U.N.'s decision or provoke international society's goodwill by conducting missile launching or nuclear tests.” President Trump praised the vote and singled out China and Russia for their cooperation.
http://www.dailywire.com/news/19384/tough-talk-wor...

GOP Sued for Failure to Overturn Obamacare

Aug 7, 2017

A donor to the Republican party is suing the GOP for fraud after legislators failed to pass an Obamacare repeal. Bob Heghmann is suing the GOP for fraud and racketeering and wants his political donations to be refunded. In the suit, Heghmann argues that GOP raised millions of dollars in campaign funds promising to repeal Obamacare but knew full well that they would be unable to do so. The national GOP raised $735 million in large part because it promised to repeal Obamacare. Morton Blackwell and Cynthia Dunbar, two of the defendants in the case, called the suit a “frivolous nuisance suit that should be thrown out of court by any judge.” Even if the suit is thrown out of court, it makes the point that voters are angry. Republicans utterly failed to deliver on their promises. “Too few conservatives are willing to invest their time, talent, and money and personally participate inside the Republican Party,” Blackwell said. “A Republican majority will mean a conservative majority if and when a sufficient number of conservatives figure out why the success of their principles depends on their personal involvement in local, state and national Republican Party committees and in party nomination contests.”
https://pilotonline.com/news/government/politics/v...

Economic Data

Aug 7, 2017

Almost ten years after the Great Recession, the United States is back to the same employment level as it was in November of 2007. The types of jobs that Americans are now doing has changed. Many factory jobs are gone. But opportunities in the service sector and health care have opened up for Americans. Workers with college educations have taken jobs in technology, finance, and medicine. The unemployment rate came in at 4.3 percent in July. The labor force participation rate increased to 62.9 percent. The Labor Department reported that the economy added 209,000 jobs in July. Wages grew by 2.5 percent from the previous year.
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/artic...

New Front on Sanctuary Cities

Aug 7, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions launched a new front on sanctuary cities on Thursday. The DOJ’s Public Safety Partnership (PSP) program will be “limited to those jurisdictions the ‘show a commitment to reducing crime stemming from illegal immigration.’” To participate in the PSP program, jurisdictions will have to take “certain measures to cooperate with the Department of Homeland Security.” Federal authorities will have to be permitted to enter jail facilities and notifying federal authorities 48 hours before a suspected illegal alien is released. Attorney General Sessions pointed out the case of the illegal alien who had been deported twenty times and then allegedly sexually assaulted an elderly woman in Portland. “By protecting criminals from immigration enforcement, cities and states with so-called ‘sanctuary’ policies make all of us less safe,” said Sessions.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/04...

Fight Over Concealed Carry

Aug 7, 2017

Republicans in the House and Senate introduced national reciprocity legislation. Concealed carry permits in one state would make it valid in all states. Gun control laws in many states would wiped out if the legislation passes. For instance, California only recognizes its conceal carry permit as valid. It does not have reciprocity agreements with any other state. In a new found respect for state’s rights, state officials in New York and California are fighting the legislation. The California Police Chiefs Association says that the legislation would “erode local control of issuing concealed carry permits.” New York City Mayor de Blasio complains that the national reciprocity law would “essentially force the localities to give full faith and credit to permits that are issued on less rigorous grounds.
http://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/08/04/cal...

War on Leakers

Aug 7, 2017

Attorney General Sessions announced that he has gone to war against leakers in the federal government. During a Friday press conference, Sessions condemned the leaks in the “strongest terms” and said, “This culture of leaking must stop.” “I have this message for our friends in the intelligence community: The Department of Justice is open for business. And I have this morning a warning for would-be leakers: Don’t do it.” Sessions also announced that the DOJ was reviewing policies affecting media subpoenas. In a three point plan, Sessions said that the Deputy Attorney General and the FBI Director were to oversee all classified leak investigations and monitor every case. U.S. Attorneys will be prioritizing cases involving leaks. And the number of active investigations into leaks has tripled. The FBI has created a new counterintelligence unit to manage the cases.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/04...

DOJ Payments Scheme Being Investigated

Aug 7, 2017

Under a long standing law, the Justice Department would allow corporate defendants to pay money to non-governmental organizations to avoid further prosecution. The practice widely abused by the Obama Administration. Corporate defendants could pay money to left-wing groups and avoid further investigation and prosecution. Attorney General Sessions put an end to the practice in June in a department-wide memo that listed three narrow exceptions. After ordering an end to the practice, Sessions ordered the DOJ to report on all payments made by corporate defendants to non-governmental organizations. The DOJ has until the end of August to report all payments. Payments that have been agreed to but not paid are to be identified.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/04...

Keeping the CBO Accountable

Aug 7, 2017

Senator Mike Lee wants the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to be transparent as to how it calculates its projections. The CBO has been way off on several significant pieces of legislation. In 2010 the CBO estimated that 21 million people would receive healthcare by 2016. But only 10 million did. The CBO predicted that Medicaid would grow by 17 million people. Actually 34 million people were added to Medicaid’s rolls. The CBO estimated that if the Obamacare individual mandate were repealed, 7 million people would lose their Medicaid coverage. The CBO makes fantastic projections that never seem to be rooted in reality. The CBO does not have to reveal any of its data, models, or details of how it arrived at its conclusions. Senator Lee introduced legislation to require the CBO to release all information that it uses to score legislation.
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/sen-mike-lee-mak...

Special Counsel’s Office Zeros In On Flynn

Aug 7, 2017

The Special Counsel’s office asked the White House for documents “concerning former national security adviser Mike Flynn.” The special counsel’s office is interested in Flynn’s ties to the Turkish government. Particularly whether or not Flynn received payment from Turkey in the final months of the campaign. Flynn filed his third financial-disclosure form recently. The updated forms show “money he received for Russia-related groups and his contract work with a data mining company that helped Trump’s campaign.” Flynn was fired as national security adviser when it was discovered that he’d mislead the vice-president about his communications with former Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. An attorney working for President Trump said, “We’ve said before we’re collaborating with the special counsel on an ongoing basis. It’s full cooperation mode as far as we are concerned.”
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/robert-mueller-t...

Managing the War in Afghanistan

Aug 7, 2017

The White House is floating the idea of replacing General Nicholson who is currently head of American forces in Afghanistan. The open slot would allow the president to fill it with National Security Advisor McMaster and move CIA Director Mike Pompeo to head the National Security Council. McMaster has been trying to increase the number of troops in Afghanistan and commit to another four years. But so far he has not sold the president on his idea. Senators Lindsey Graham and Bob Corker are not so sure of these staffing moves. Graham would support McMaster heading American forces in Afghanistan if the rules of engagement are changed to allow greater flexibility in fighting the Taliban. He also wants troop levels raised. The on and off commitment to Afghanistan encourages the Taliban to play both sides according to Senator Corker. He said that under President Obama, “The policies we had in Afghanistan were ludicrous.”
http://freebeacon.com/national-security/graham-cor...

Democrats Urge Mattis to Keep Transgenders in Military

Aug 7, 2017

50 House Democrats signed and sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Mattis on Friday. The lawmakers urged the Secretary to not comply with President Trump’s proposed ban on transgenders in the military. "As members of Congress with an abiding interest in our nation's military and its policies towards the LGBTQ community, we write to not only express our strong opposition to President Trump's recent tweets seeking to ban transgender individuals from the military, but to remind you not to comply with any unconstitutional directive which may ultimately be issued," said lawmakers. "We commend the professionalism displayed by the military's leadership in their initial response to President Trump's ill-conceived pronouncement. But as you are no doubt aware, federal court decisions have recognized that under our constitution transgender people are protected against discrimination on the basis of sex – like everyone else – as well as on the basis of their transgender status," continued Democrat lawmakers. The letter comes a day after 17 retired flag officers released their letter to President Trump thanking him for his stand against transgenders in the military. The officers cited the financial cost as well as the time that commanding officers would have to spend integrating transgenders into units.
http://freebeacon.com/issues/more-than-50-house-de...

North Carolina Adopts Campus Free Speech Law

Aug 4, 2017

North Carolina has joined a handful of other states in passing legislation to protect the right of free speech on college campuses. It requires campus administrators to set up disciplinary sanctions against students who disrupt the free speech of other students and invited campus speakers. It also prohibits university administrators from disinviting speakers to the campus, either because they disagree with what the speakers might say or because of threatened protests.

Four other states have adopted similar legislation and bills along the same lines are being considered in Texas, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, and even surprisingly in California. Many conservatives are saying it is about time.

Senior Democrat Concerned about Leaks

Aug 4, 2017

Senator Mark Warner of Virginia is the first Democrat in Congress to come forward and demand an investigation into the leaks of sensitive government information, like the transcripts of Trump telephone conversations. Warner is the senior Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee and sees these leaks as “disgraceful” and very damaging to the ability of the President to deal with foreign leaders.

He also understands that if this type of behavior goes unpunished it could be just as pervasive in future administrations. Even some former members of the Obama administration are calling for the leaks to be plugged to protect our national security.

Pentagon Planning more War Games

Aug 4, 2017

With threats around the globe increasing from countries like North Korea, Iran, China, and now Russia, the Pentagon is planning more war games and maneuvers on a global scale. These include integrated games that involve the militaries from multiple U.S. Allies including ground naval and air forces. Military leaders consider the threats as real and increasing so extra steps need to be taken to prepare for any eventuality.

Potential enemies like Russia and China have already ramped up the training of their forces with war games and are upgrading their equipment. For example, the Chinese now have an aircraft carrier and North Korea is increasing its submarine fleet.

Democrat Governor Switches Parties

Aug 4, 2017

In another major setback for the struggling Democrat party the governor of West Virginia, Jim Justice, has announced that he is switching his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican. This gives Republicans control of both the legislative and executive branches of government in 26 states while the Democrats only have that in six states.

Two of the six states are on the west coast and the other four are on the east coast. Most of the 26 republican states are all in what liberal elitists disdainfully refer to as flyover states. Many of these states such as Michigan and Wisconsin used to be considered Democrat strongholds.

Al Gore’s Home Found to Use 21 Times the Energy of Average Home

Aug 4, 2017

Al Gore holds himself out as the guru of environmentalists and is preparing to release a sequel to his so called documentary “An Inconvenient Truth”. He is adamantly in favor of the climate treaty signed by Obama, and accuses everyone who disagrees with it of being liars or hypocrites. He is emphatic in his belief that failure to enforce it will lead to the end of the world.

However, like many of those on the left he talks the talk, but fails to walk the walk. A recent study has found that Gore’s home in Tennessee uses 21 times more energy in a year than the average American home. Gore also owns two other properties, but no figures are available on how much energy they consume.

More Incriminating Clinton Emails Found

Aug 4, 2017

Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch has stated that his organization has uncovered over 500 new emails that were in the possession of Huma Abedin and that were sent out by her or on Hillary Clinton’s private server while she was Secretary of State. Some of the information was classified, and other emails apparently show that Clinton Foundation donors were getting special access to the Secretary.

All of this constitutes potential criminal activity and the statute of limitations has not run out on any possible crimes committed by Abedin or Clinton. Fitton and others believe there should be further investigation and possible criminal charges filed.

Robert Mueller Impanels Grand Jury

Aug 4, 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury to further investigate the claims that Russia meddled in the U.S. election last year. According to most legal experts this is not a particularly unusual development, because grand juries often are put in place to assist the Department of Justice and the FBI in investigations.

Grand juries have broad powers to issue subpoenas for witness testimony and documents. It does not mean that anything has been specifically learned at this time pointing to something like collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign. As pointed out by the White House counsel, this is something routine that they expected, and they are hopeful that this may lead to a speedy conclusion.

More Damaging Leaks from White House

Aug 4, 2017

The Washington Post unabashedly hates Donald Trump and will do anything it can to embarrass him even if it also damages the national security interests of the United States. WAPO has published the transcripts of two private phone calls that the president had with the leaders of Mexico and Australia. The newspaper says it got the transcripts from an unnamed source, apparently in the White House.

Whoever leaked this information has committed a felony under federal law, and by publishing the information the Post has put the president in the position of being unable to effectively communicate with foreign leaders on the phone. This puts our nation in danger.

New Purpose for Sweden’s Army

Aug 4, 2017

Sweden’s army has a new mission. Apparently it does not involve defending the country. Instead, its leaders say that the military’s “task is to defend your right to live with whoever you want, as whoever you want, and in any way that you want, and we will go to any lengths to do it.” Some Swedes were not pleased with the new mission. One Facebook user asked, “Are you so lost in the rainbow mist that you’re forgotten you’re supposed to be warriors?” Another said, “Swedes have absolutely nothing against other people’s way of life, but it is distasteful to impose their propaganda in our workplaces.” The army plans to dig in and not surrender to the intolerable social pressure. Army personnel director Klas Eksell said that the military would “participate in Stockholm’s Pride week, and also in local Pride events all over the country.” “We must work to reflect the society we have the task of protecting,” he added.
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/08/03/sweden-...

Spy Agency Influencing An Election

Aug 4, 2017

South Korea’s spy agency, NIS, attempted to influence parliamentary and presidential elections. The spy agency admitted that it had tried to manipulate voters in an attempt to help the conservative party. The agency used its cyber warfare unit to operate 30 teams for more than two years in the time leading up to the 2012 elections. Pro-government views and suppression of anti-government views were done on Twitter and postings on portal sites. Anti-government opinions were dismissed as pro-North Korean attempts to influence South Korean politics. The South Korean president plans to reform the NIS to prevent it from meddling in future elections. He said that NIS needs to focus on “collecting and analyzing intelligence on North Korea and foreign affairs.”
http://www.breitbart.com/news/south-korea-spy-agen...

Cops Not Served At Dunkin Donuts

Aug 4, 2017

An employee allegedly “ignored and denied service” to two police investigators at a Baskin Robbins combo Dunkin’ Donuts store in Brooklyn New York. The officers got in line and waited their turn. An employee asked the customers behind the officers what they wanted. When it was pointed out that the officers were ahead, the employee said, “Yeah, I know, but I don’t serve cops.” The officers left the store and went to another Dunkin’ Donuts shop. “I think it’s disgraceful but I’m really not surprised," said Michael Palladino, president of the Detectives' Endowment Association. ”And there’s some shared responsibility here of course there’s some degree of responsibility on the clerk for his ignorance but there’s also some responsibility on the part of elected officials who have encouraged this type of behavior for their constant bashing of police officers and the decriminalization agenda, so although I’m shocked I’m not surprised.” Mayor de Blasio said that it is illegal to refuse service. The owner of the Dunkin’ Donuts apologized and plans to meet with the officers in the coming week.
http://pix11.com/2017/08/03/detectives-union-calls...

The Peculiar Activities of H.R. McMaster

Aug 4, 2017

H.R. McMaster, National Security Advisor, issued a letter to former National Security Advisor Susan Rice assuring her that her security clearance would be maintained. “Going forward, the NSC will continue to work with you to ensure the appropriate security clearance documentation remains on file to allow you access to classified information.” McMaster further waived “the requirement that you must have a ‘need-to-know’ to access any classified information contained in items you ‘originated, reviewed, signed, or received while serving’ as national Security Advisor.” Two senior White House officials said that the president was unaware of McMaster’s actions. McMaster also is reportedly to have concluded that Susan Rice did nothing wrong in unmasking the identity of Trump transition officials. President Trump has targeted Susan Rice in interviews and in speeches saying, “I think the Susan Rice thing is a massive story.”
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/03...

Retired Officers Praise Trump

Aug 4, 2017

Seventeen retired flag-rank officers wrote to President Trump expressing gratitude to the president for having reversed President Obama’s “transgender social experiment.” The officers acknowledged that the president might face an “enormous amount of vitriol” for making the change. They went on to say, “[B]ut please know that overturning this policy may have done more in the long-term to save the culture and war-fighting capacity of the U.S. military than perhaps any other military policy you will adopt as president.” The authors pointed out that the time and management spent on transgenders would be costly to military readiness. Per DoD guidelines, “[T]hose serving in the military must be ‘medically adaptable to the military environment without the necessity of geographic area limitations.’” They went on to point out that privacy would be a real issue because of the close living quarters which would be more distressing for women.
http://media.breitbart.com/media/2017/08/trump-tha...

Nominees Get Confirmed

Aug 4, 2017

The Senate confirmed 65 nominees to positions within the government on Thursday afternoon. This marks a radical shift in tactics by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Until Thursday, Schumer had sought to drag out the confirmation process “to an excruciating degree.” 198 nominees are still in working their way through Senate committees. Republicans proposed to “curb the amount of debate time required for most of the president’s nominees after they clear the initial hurdle.” But after Thursday’s vote, proposals to change the procedural roadblocks had been tabled. Majority Leader McConnell tweeted, “The #Senate has confirmed more Executive Branch nominees this week than all of the Executive Branch nominees confirmed this year—combined.” Having confirmed 65 nominees, the Senate will recess for the month of August. Former Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison will be ambassador to NATO and New York Jets owner will be ambassador to the UK.
http://freebeacon.com/politics/democrats-forgo-sta...

McMaster On Israel

Aug 4, 2017

Since H.R. McMaster took over as head of the National Security Council, he as eliminated all members who were pro-Israel. McMaster seems to be most comfortable with holdovers from the Obama Administration. An official in the West Wing said, “McMaster constantly refers to the existence of a Palestinian state before 1947.” McMaster is allegedly describes Israel as “illegitimate” and an “occupying power.” After Israel installed metal detectors on the mosque compound, McMaster is said to have commented, “just another excuse by the Israelis to repress the Arabs.” McMaster reportedly kept President Trump from saying that Iran was in violation of the nuclear agreement. Preferring to say that Iran was not keeping the spirit of the agreement but “walking up to violating the letter” of the agreement. There are staffers who want McMaster out as National Security Advisor. However, the president likes McMaster’s hard charging style and well-though-out positions.
http://www.dailywire.com/news/19335/senior-west-wi...

Grand Jury Impaneled

Aug 4, 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury as part of his massive investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The grand jury was impaneled weeks ago. Grand juries can not only indict people on criminal charges, they are also used to pursue the release of documents, and compel testimony. Another grand jury has been investigating former national Security Advisor Mike Flynn. Jay Sekulow, an attorney for the president, said, “Any inquiry from the special counsel that goes beyond he mandate specified in the appointment we would object to.” The investigation is looking at four people: Former campaign manager Paul Manafort, former advisor Carter page, Mike Flynn, and political operative Roger Stone.
http://www.dailywire.com/news/19326/mueller-unleas...

Defendants Found Not Guilty

Aug 4, 2017

Two Virginia men were found not guilty in a Maryland courtroom on Thursday. During a race for city counsel in 2014, Dennis Fusaro and Steve Waters were behind a robocall that outed the Democratic candidate as being in support of the bathroom bill which would allow transgenders to use whatever bathrooms they wanted. The robocall did not say that it was authorized by a candidate. Instead it falsely claimed that it was “Paid for and authorized by Marylanders for Transgenders.” Fusaro and Waters were charged with two counts of violating and conspiring to violate “the authority line requirements of Maryland election laws.” They were found guilty in February after a bench trial. The defendants appealed to the circuit court and asked for a jury trial. The defense argued that they had a first amendment right to anonymous speech. The six day trial ended in an acquittal for the defendants.
http://www.targetliberty.com/2017/08/jury-nullific...

Two American Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

Aug 3, 2017

In what should be a wake-up call for the American people two U.S. service members have been killed in Afghanistan. The deaths occurred when a NATO convoy was ambushed by the Taliban. This story is being basically ignored by the mainstream media despite the fact that this is the ninth death among American forces this year.

Many people are questioning the fact that President Trump’s considering sending in 5,000 more troops to try and undo the damage caused by the Obama administration’s insistence that the war be fought in a politically correct manner. He imposed rules of engagement that made it impossible for our military to effectively destroy the Taliban. Trump appears to be ready to reverse that.

Leftists Outraged over Thought of Pro-life People Being Allowed in Party

Aug 3, 2017

Congressman Ben Ray Lujan is the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Committee and recently made a s statement that has infuriated many of the far left members of the party. He stated that there would be no litmus tests for potential Democrat candidates for the House of Representatives. He specifically referred to the issue of abortion and did not exclude candidates who are pro-life.

The reaction was swift among the demorates who want everyone in their party to toe the line when it comes issues that they hold sacred such as protecting the right of Planned Parenthood to make money killing the unborn. Rosie O’Donnell has gone even further demanding a new political party dedicated to that one issue.

House Committee Wants Another Special Counsel

Aug 3, 2017

The republican members of the House Judiciary Committee have sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking that he appoint a special counsel to investigate possible collusion by Hillary Clinton, James Comey, and Loretta Lynch. The committee wants to know about the mysterious meeting between the then attorney general and Bill Clinton on an airplane in Phoenix as well as her refusal to prosecute Hillary Clinton for possible federal crimes.

There are also questions about James Comey’s reluctance to even call it an investigation and his laying out of a clear case for violations of the law and then declining to recommend prosecution.

University Orders 9/11 Memorial Moved

Aug 3, 2017

A conservative campus organization at Southern Methodist University, Young Americans for Freedom, has set up a memorial using over 3000 small American flags every year to honor the victims of the 9-11 terrorists attack. It has always been located at a very prominent location on the Dallas campus until this year when the administration ordered it moved to a much less prominent spot on campus.

This was bad enough, but what really infuriated many students and alumni was what the campus administration said to justify this. It stated that the messaging of the display could be considering “triggering, harmful, or harassing” to someone. The university has since apologized for the statement, but is standing by the moving of the memorials, apparently so that Muslims will not be offended.

Dow Reaches Historic High as Jobs Growth Continues

Aug 3, 2017

The good economic news for the Trump administration has continued with the Dow Jones index reaching another historic new high on Wednesday closing at 22,016.24. At the same time a new jobs report was issued showing that over 178,000 new jobs were added in July continuing the moderate growth in available jobs.

The growth is throughout the economy with jobs being added in industries like mining, construction, and in professional and in professional services and financial fields. Businesses both large and small are increasing their work force sizes and there is every indication that this trend will continue.

Trump Unveils Major Immigration Proposal

Aug 3, 2017

President Donald Trump endorsed a major immigration proposal put forth in legislation sponsored by Senator Tom Cotton (R.-Ark) and Senator David Perdue (R.-Ga). The proposal would make critcal changes to the immigration program that allows for the issuing of green cards to people from other countries who want to come into the United States on a permanent resident status.

The law would be changed to cut the number of green cards issued each year in half with only one half million authorized each year. There would also be other requirements on applicants such as speaking English, having employment skills needed by U.S. businesses, and being able to support themselves and their families.

Senator Paul Raises Hell Over Civil Asset Forfeiture

Aug 3, 2017

Under Attorney General Sessions, the Trump Administration is breathing new life into civil forfeiture. It wants to increase them. The Attorney General reversed a “2015 ban on adoptive seizures” where state authorities seize assets and turn them over to federal authorities and in turn the state authorities get 80 percent of the proceeds. Senator Rand Paul is fighting back. He and several colleagues wrote to Sessions asking him to rescind the recent expansion. He pointed out that in 2014 the federal government was the biggest burglar in America. It seized more cash and property than did burglars. Senator Paul introduced the Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration Act. If the act became law, it would restore the principle of “innocent until proven guilty.” The federal government would have to prove that property was used in criminal activity before seizing it. The act would also “remove the profit incentive of civil forfeiture and restore the motivation to law enforcement of public safety, not financial rewards.” Additionally, federal law enforcement would not be allowed to ignore state laws that restrict civil forfeiture. And adoptive seizures would be banned.
http://rare.us/rare-politics/rare-liberty/rand-pau...

Long Lines at Amazon Job Day

Aug 3, 2017

Amazon held Amazon Jobs Day on Wednesday. It was billed as the “biggest hiring event of the year” for Amazon. The company planned to interview and hire 50,000 full-time and part-time employees. The company plans to hire 130,000 workers by 2018. Full-time positions include medical benefits starting on day one as well as tuition reimbursement for high demand careers. Part-time positions would receive medical benefits 90 days after employment and tuition reimbursement. Amazon has 13 fulfillment centers around the country. The work involves picking, packing and shipping products. It is considered low skilled manual labor. While the economy has improved since 2010, the recovery has not been uniform as indicated by the thousands of people lined up at the events to get even a part-time job.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-02/meet-thou...

State Department Says US Passports Invalid for Travel in North Korea

Aug 3, 2017

As tensions rise with North Korea and in the aftermath of the death of Otto Warmbier, the U.S. State Department will not allow Americans to travel to, in, or through North Korea. The travel restriction becomes effective September 1, 2017. It will remain in effect for one year unless it is extended or revoked by the Secretary of State. North Korea recently launched a missile that is thought to have the capability of striking anywhere within the United States. After speaking with President Trump, Senator Lindsey Graham reported that war with North Korea is a possibility, especially if North Korean continues with its missile tests and nuclear weapons programs. On Tuesday, China’s president asked Chinese military leaders to prepare their forces to win a war. Currently there are no American aircraft carriers off of the North Korean coast. If the carriers return to the region it will indicate something is afoot.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-02/us-state-...

YouTube Censorship

Aug 3, 2017

YouTube will be censoring content that it finds ‘controversial’ even if the content to not violate the site’s user agreement. So users who flag content as potentially violating policies on hate speech and violent extremism will subject the creators of those videos to tougher treatment. Content creators won’t be the only ones affected. Searching for keywords that YouTube thinks are ‘questionable’ will cause users to be directed to “videos intended to ‘directly confront and debunk’ what the user was looking for. YouTube will be relying on liberal groups such as the Anti-Defamation League for guidance on what videos should be suppressed Conservative groups are afraid that their content will be targeted. “If a video doesn’t break YouTube’s terms of services then they absolutely SHOULD NOT be attempting to dampen the reach of the video any further,” said Annand Virk. Although violating a person’s free speech is a significant concern, YouTube is a private platform and consequently has a right to decide what content it wants and what content it does not want.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-02/youtube-t...

Committees Zero In On Likely Leakers

Aug 3, 2017

The investigation into the Obama Administration’s unmasking requests keeps turning up more information. Former UN Ambassador Samantha Power made “hundreds” of unmasking requests related to the Trump transition team when reviewing classified intelligence reports. Sources close to the investigation say that the unmasking requests by a UN Ambassador are unprecedented. "Asking for an unmasking is rare at the [National Security Council] or the State Department. It is frankly shocking that anyone would be asking for dozens, and if there are really hundreds it is indefensible," said a former official familiar with the national security establishment. Republicans believe that the unmasking requests were an attempt to undermine the incoming Trump Administration and do as much damage as possible. Former National Security member Ben Rhodes has been identified by The House Intelligence Committee and House Oversight Committee as a likely leaker of classified raw intelligence information. "The outrage about Obama officials spying on Americans, let alone on the Republican candidate and then incoming president, is both real and legitimate," said a former official.
http://freebeacon.com/national-security/former-u-n...

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