Las Vegas Security Guard Disappears

Oct 17, 2017

Jesus Campos, the Mandalay Bay Security Guard who was shot by Stephen Paddock, has mysteriously disappeared shortly before he was scheduled to do several television appearances to tell his version of what happened. He had specifically requested an opportunity to do so, but never showed up. His union representative said he received a text message from an unidentified person saying that Campos had been taken to an urgent care facility last Thursday. Campos had not been heard from since and the urgent care facility where he was supposedly taken said that none of its branches had treated anyone by that name. The owners of Mandalay Bay also claim not to have any knowledge of his whereabouts.

Roofers Stand for Anthem

Oct 17, 2017

While NFL players were continuing to express their distaste and disrespect for the American flag, national anthem, the military, and veterans a small part of the real America was captured in an iconic photo in Maine. On Saturday as the national anthem was being played prior to a high school game in Maine, fans and players in the stadium were standing.

Then someone noticed that three roofers working on a nearby building had put down their tools and were also standing for the anthem. These were obviously not elite millionaire athletes, just average everyday Americans who showed their respect for their country.

Political Correctness Running Amok for Halloween

Oct 17, 2017

From universities like Princeton to Texas A & M administrators and faculty are taking time and resources away from teaching students classes on the subjects that students are paying for and instead indoctrinating them on Halloween political correctness. Students are being told they cannot wear costumes that are culturally oriented such as sombreros, Indian head dresses, geisha costumes etc. because someone might be offended.

This is causing some people to ask how far this P.C. movement will go. Will costumes depicting witches, zombies, and vampires also be banned because they might offend someone that believes in such things?

Hillary Finds Someone Else to Blame for Her Election Loss

Oct 17, 2017

It seems like every time Hillary Clinton opens her mouth it is to blame someone else or something else for her loss to Donald Trump without ever taking any blame herself. She has blamed Putin, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and James Comey among others, and now is blaming British politician Nigel Farage. He was the primary force behind the successful passage of BREXIT that withdrew Great Britain from the European Union.

This bizarre claim was made in an interview where she also defended the NFL anthem protests and blamed that on Trump also. Farage called her claim about him and BREXIT ridiculous.

Geraldo Continues to Defend Trump

Oct 17, 2017

Geraldo Rivera, who is from Puerto Rico and was on the island when President Trump and the First Lady were visiting and looking first hand at the devastation, has nothing but praise for the President. He said the people of the island commonwealth were very enthused by Trump’s visit, and was 100% opposite of the way the national media reported the visit.

Rivera also praised the work being done by the federal government, and said that Trump will get negative reporting by the press, no matter what he does. They will always claim that Trump is “wicked”.

NFL Continues Suicidal Nose Dive

Oct 17, 2017

Yesterday there were pictures all over the Internet of NFL stadiums around the country with thousands of empty seats. Even teams like Atlanta and the New York Jets with normally very loyal fan bases are showing the effects of the anger of Americans over the disrespect toward the flag and the national anthem.

In New Orleans Saints fans were infuriated when several players refused to stand for a moment of silence to honor a New Orleans police officer who had been killed in the line of duty just a few days before. The NFL team owners are supposed to be meeting this week to discuss the issues, but based on their previous actions, there will be little real action taken.

Ophelia Batters Ireland

Oct 17, 2017

Even though it was just a tropical storm when it hit Ireland, Ophelia caused at least three deaths and significant damage throughout the island nation. Waves as high as 30 feet pounded parts of the coast, and over 350,000 homes and businesses are without power with the total expected to rise. Schools are closed as are some hospitals and many of the roads in the nation are impassable.

This was the strongest storm to hit Ireland since Hurricane Debbie in 1961. The entire public transportation system is shut down and almost two hundred flights have been cancelled at the country’s two airports. Now Scotland is bracing for a hit.

NRA Spokesperson Forced to Move

Oct 17, 2017

Dana Loesch has become a forceful advocate for the Second Amendment and the National Rifle Association. She has become very effective and this has drawn the ire of the “free speech” supporting leftists. These defenders of “diversity” have launched vicious attacks on Dana, threatening to rape or kill her and even threatening her children.

The threats have come on the internet where pictures of her house have been posted and even on her private cell phone. One man called her while the police were at her home and threatened to shoot her down in her front yard. The threats have become so severe that she and her family are preparing to move to another location.

Bergdahl Pleads Guilty

Oct 17, 2017

U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has pled guilty before a military court to charges of desertion and misbehavior in the face of the enemy. He could face a life sentence on the charges, and since the army prosecutor did not make a deal on sentencing it will up to the judge to decide punishment.

In 2009 Bergdahl deserted his post in Afghanistan and was picked up by the Taliban. Several American soldiers were killed and wounded trying to find the deserter. He was with the Taliban for five years and then President Barack Obama traded five top Taliban prisoners for Bergdahl, hailing him as a hero.

Democrats To Target Paul Ryan

Oct 17, 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan will be a useful target for Democrats in the 2018 mid-terms. Democrats plan to go into conservative districts that President Trump won in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio and target Republicans. When Democrats go into those districts, “A message about establishment Washington Republicans is very powerful and does not alienate voters.” Democrats are “accusing Ryan and ‘establishment Republicans’ of ‘catering to drug companies and special interests’ in their Obamacare reform plans.” Democrats have created a website called www.PaulRyanFancy.com. It has the tagline: “Paul Ryan: Just Too Fancy.” Democrat Strategist Charlie Kelly said, “We’ve given this guy a free pass for too long. This guy owns the Republican brand. he owns the agenda. he’s the face of that.” The Democrat’s plan mimics Republican efforts in 2010 that ran against Nancy Pelosi and San Francisco values. Republicans flipped control of the House. Currently Paul Ryan is less popular than President Trump who is at 34 percent. Ryan’s approval rating will likely fall further as Democrats fire their attacks at him directly.
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/16...

Catalan Leaders Arrested

Oct 17, 2017

A judge in Spain ordered two leading Catalan secessionists jailed without bail “pending an investigation for alleged sedition.” Prosecutors say the two men “played central roles in orchestrating pro-independence protests.” The High Court also banned Catalan’s police chief from leaving Spain while he is investigated. His passport was seized. In response to the arrests, the Catalan National Assembly (ANC) called for peaceful protests around Catalonia on Tuesday. Catalan’s president tweeted, “Spain jails Catalonia’s civil society leaders for organizing peaceful demonstrations. Sadly, we have political prisoners again.” A reference to Spain’s military dictatorship under Franco. The president of Catalan evaded giving a direct answer to Prime Minister Rajoy on whether or not he had “declared unilateral independence in a speech last week.” Instead the president called for “sincere and honest” dialogue over the next two months. The prime minister responded by saying that Spain’s government might trigger the constitution’s Article 155 that would suspend the Catalan region’s autonomous rule. Spain’s government has rejected any talks until Catalan’s president “gives up the independence demand.”
https://in.reuters.com/article/spain-politics-cata...

McCain Awarded Liberty Medal

Oct 17, 2017

Senator John McCain was awarded the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal Monday night. The medal is awarded to people who strive “to secure the blessings of liberty to people the world over. Former vice president Biden awarded the medal to McCain thanking him for his “lifetime of sacrifice and service.” Biden said, “Courage and loyalty — I can think of no better description for the man we’re honoring tonight. . . “ In accepting the award, Senator McCain said, “I’m humbled by it, and I’ll try my best to to prove too unworthy of it.” He went on to say, “I’ve been repaid a thousand times over with adventures, with good company, with the satisfaction of serving something more important than myself, of being a bit player in the extraordinary story of America. And I am so grateful.” The independent senator voted against two Republican bills that would have partially repealed portions of Obamacare. He has been an outspoken proponent of using American military might to intervene in the internal affairs of other nations.
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/355757-mccain-r...

FBI Confirms Comey Did Draft Clinton Exoneration Months Before Ending Investigation

Oct 17, 2017

It was confirmed on Monday that former FBI Director James Comey did indeed begin to draft his exoneration statement of Hillary Clinton months before his July 2016 announcement. Comey’s actions were discovered by Senate Judiciary Chairman Grassley after reviewing a transcript. Grassley asked the FBI for verification that Comey had begun writing the document before the investigation had been completed. In the normal course of an investigation, FBI agents are trained to interview all witnesses and to complete the investigation prior to drawing any conclusions. Comey’s actions make it appear as though he’d already made up his mind not to charge Clinton with any crimes even before she’d been interviewed. But if he’d already made up his mind, then why did he take several more months to “announce the end of the investigation during a heated presidential race?”
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/355745-...

Trump is Steamrolling Obama’s Legacy

Oct 17, 2017

President Trump is using his executive authority to dismantle as much of the Obama legacy as he can. President Obama could not get much done with a Republican Congress. So he issued executive orders, rules and regulations to enact his agenda. During the 2016 campaign, President Obama warned Democratic voters that much of his legacy was hanging in the balance. “Donald Trump’s closing argument is ‘What do you have to lose?’ The answer is: Everything. All the progress we’ve made right now is on the ballot,” said the former president. According to a legal fellow at the Heritage Foundations, President Trump “is undoing unilateral executive actions of a prior president that went beyond the executive authority of the president.” “Trump is not being given credit or praise the way he should for what he is accomplishing: restoring the rule of law, bringing the executive branch back within the parameters and limits of the Constitution and restoring to Congress authority that prior presidents have stolen.”
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/oct/16/do...

Supreme Court Takes Privacy Case Affecting Data Stored Overseas

Oct 17, 2017

The Supreme Court will decide a case that tests how far prosecutors can go in demanding information stored on computers overseas. The case stems from a 2013 investigation into drug trafficking. Microsoft turned over emails that were stored on servers in the United States. But the company refused to turn over emails kept on servers in Ireland. The District trial court ruled in favor of the government. An appeals court reversed the decision and upheld the “privacy interests of users.” The government is arguing that law enforcement is at a disadvantage after the appellate court ruling. “Under this opinion, hundreds if not thousands of investigations of crimes—ranging from terrorism to child pornography, to fraud—are being or will be hampered by the government’s inability to obtain electronic evidence,” argued government lawyers. Microsoft is arguing that the courts should not do a run around Congress. It is Congress that needs to modernize the law and create a framework whereby law enforcement can obtain electronic data when it is abroad.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/oct/16/su...

Hope For Bill to Outlaw Abortions After 20 Weeks

Oct 17, 2017

Senate Majority Leader McConnell said that legislation to ban abortions 20 weeks and beyond has the support of almost all his Republican members. He said that he expects to bring the bill to a vote at some point. The bill would ban abortions after five months except in cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother. If the law is violated, abortion providers could face up to five years in prison. Republicans passed the same legislation in the House recently. Three Democrats crossed the aisle and voted to restrict abortion. Senator Lindsey Graham introduced the bill into the Senate. Graham said, “I don’t believe abortion, five months into pregnancy, makes us a better nation. America is at her best when she’s standing up of the least among us, and the sooner we pass this legislation into law, the better. We are on the right side of history.” Now that McConnell has announced his support for the legislation, pro-life groups are hopeful that the legislation will be passed and signed into law.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/16/mcconnell-says-2...

Iran’s Rhetoric Heats Up

Oct 17, 2017

After the United States decertified Iran’s compliance with the nuclear agreement, Iran began to threaten the United Sates. Leaders vowed to go down the path towards creating a nuclear weapon. Iran’s chairman of the parliament’s national security and foreign policy commission said that Iran had no choice but to “follow North Korea.” "The U.S. president showed by his remarks again that the U.S. government is not trustworthy and the U.S. behavior towards the nuclear deal persuades views of countries like North Korea.” He went on to say, “If the U.S. Congress decides to violate and abrogates the nuclear deal and its undertakings, the Islamic Republic of Iran will have no motivation to continue the path.” President Trump and several members of Congress believe the nuclear agreement is defective. If Congress passes legislation restricting Iran, the agreement would serve as a parallel nuclear agreement to the one already in existence. According to Iran’s chairman of parliament’s foreign policy commission, Iran’s ballistic missile program is “not negotiable at all.” If Iran does not agree to any further restrictions on its weapon’s program, Congress may impose harsh sanctions on Iran.
http://freebeacon.com/national-security/iran-vows-...

Senator Bob Menendez’s Trial Will Go On, Judge Rules

Oct 17, 2017

Senator Bob Menendez has been on trial for the last six weeks. Federal prosecutors rested their case last Wednesday. Prosecutors argued that “Menendez was showered with luxury gifts, travel, and campaign cash by Florida eye doctor Salomen Melgen.” Prosecutors say that in exchange, Menendez used his position and influence to intervene in “billings disputes with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.” Defense attorneys argued that prosecutors had not tied “Menendez’s friendship with Melgen to any of Menendez’s specific actions . . . “ On Monday the judge rejected a defense motion to have the charges dismissed. This court concludes that a rational jury could deduce that the defendants entered into a quid pro quo agreement. The jury is at liberty to accept or reject.” Now, defense attorneys will have to defend Senator Menendez against 18 corruption charges. Fellow Democratic senators have withheld judgment on Senator Menendez and whether or not he should resign if he is convicted.
http://freebeacon.com/politics/judge-rejects-bob-m...

Many Seniors Keep Working to Make Ends Meet in Retirement

Oct 17, 2017

Americans are not coming close to saving enough for their retirement. A majority of people 65 and older are dependent upon Social Security for at least half their retirement income. Twenty percent of Social Security recipients 65 or older have no other income. And for a third of people 65 and older, Social Security represents 90 percent of their retirement income. Compounding the problem, the federal government has done a poor job of funding Social Security. The funds that people pay into the system are not put into a lock box. Instead they are put into the general fund and spent on current appropriations. Congress funds Social Security every year based on what the program expects to spend in the current year. Currently the federal government has an unfunded 75-year liability for Social Security and Medicare of $46.7 trillion. Seniors are compensating by working into their golden years. Many are becoming seasonal laborers. In 2016 18.6 percent of seniors were still working.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-16/im-going-...

Naval Exercises Begin Off Of Korean Peninsula

Oct 17, 2017

The U.S. Navy along with the South Korean navy began naval exercises off the coast of the Korean peninsula. The purpose of the joint exercises is to promote “communications, interoperability and partnership in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.” In a new development, it’s been learned that on board one of the American submarines is “a unit of U.S. special forces tasked with carrying out ‘decapitation’ operations.” The objective of the special forces would be to take out North Korean leadership in the event of war. As part of the exercises, the U.S. military will practice “evacuating noncombatant Americans out of South Korea in the event of war and other emergencies.” Fighter jets, Apache attack helicopters, and naval choppers will be involved in the operations to monitor North Korea’s ground and naval forces. On Monday, North Korea accused the United States of pushing North Korea into creating a hydrogen bomb.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-16/us-deploy...

Boy Scouts Cave to Political Correctness

Oct 16, 2017

For over 100 years the Boy Scouts of America was probably the most respected youth group in the country. It was known for teaching boys to be men and encouraging virtues such as belief in God, love of country, personal morality, and service to others. All of these virtues are generally despised by those on the left and the Boy Scouts have been under assault for years.

Gradually, they have succumbed to political correctness and allowed gay youth members, then gay adult leaders, then transgenders, and now they have opened the door to girls being members at all levels. For many long time scout supporters and leaders this is the final nail in the coffin for the BSA.

NFL Players Continue Disrespect

Oct 16, 2017

Despite the fact that fewer players were kneeling during the National Anthem this past Sunday, there were some who did with the San Francisco 49ers taking the lead. Other players on some teams took the coward’s way out and hid in the locker room during the anthem. Some of the networks broadcasting the games just cut away to commercials during the anthem. A lot of people think this is also a cowardly act.

The league commissioner Roger Goodell can’t make up his mind what to do, and the owners are also divided. All of this is just leading to more fans throwing up their hands in disgust and walking away from pro football and it overpayed spoiled players.

Clintons Refuse to Commit to Donating Weinstein Money to Charity

Oct 16, 2017

Hillary Clinton has indicated that she will donate the money disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein gave to her campaign to an unnamed charity. However, she has notably stayed silent about the $100,000 to $250,000 he donated to the Clinton Foundation. In addition, both Chelsea and Bill Clinton were at an event in Boston over the weekend and were directly asked about the donations. Bill ignored the question and Chelsea ran off and ducked into a limo on two occasions when he was asked by reporters what the foundation was going to do. On numerous occasions questions have been raised about how the foundation used or misused funds it raised, and the Clintons have never been pushed for explanations. Maybe this time will be different.

HHS Preparing Major Move

Oct 16, 2017

In a major move that could shake up the abortion debate the federal Department of Health and Human Services under President Donald Trump is proposing that it officially define human life as beginning at conception. This has never been done before by the federal government and the liberal courts have therefore been able to go along with the pro-abortion groups that claim that human life does not really began until birth.

That is the way they justify the slaughter of unborn babies. However, with this official government designation groups like Planned Parenthood would have to prove that the HHS definition is wrong. The vast majority of actual scientific evidence proves that the conception definition is correct.

Hillary Continue to Blame Russians.

Oct 16, 2017

In a wide range of bizarre interviews Hillary Clinton continued her blame game insisting that her loss in the 2016 presidential race was caused by everyone but her. She reasserted her claim that the Russians were primarily responsible, and also stated the Putin had been rewarded by Trump for his efforts. She offered no specifics to support this outlandish claim. When asked about why it took her so long to condemn Harvey Weinstein she pivoted to saying that the people had just elected an admitted sexual predator to the White House. She then pivoted again when asked about Bill Clinton’s sexual activities by dismissing that as all in the past.

ISIS Continues to Collapse

Oct 16, 2017

Just over a year ago the Islamic State seemed to be invincible. It controlled large areas in Iraq and Syria and was expanding its affiliates into parts of Northern Africa and even the Philippines. ISIS was being fought by Iraqi troops supported by a coalition of support aircraft and troops from the United States and other nations. In Syria it was under attack by several coalitions. However, under Obama ISIS was thriving because the rules of engagement imposed on U.S. troops kept them from being effective. That changed under Donald Trump as American military might was unleashed. Now ISIS fighters are being buried in mass graves and surrendering in droves.

Hurricane Ophelia Heads for British Isles

Oct 16, 2017

As a category 3 hurricane, Ophelia is the most powerful storm ever recorded in the northeast Atlantic Ocean. It has maximum sustained winds of 110 miles per hour and is expected to bring heavy rain when it plows into Great Britain and then Ireland. This is a part of the world that rarely sees hurricanes although there are sometimes powerful storms in the north Atlantic.

Ophelia is expected to weaken somewhat when it gets into colder water it is still expected to do significant damage in a part of the world that is not prepared for this type of weather.

Venezuela Facing Debt Crisis

Oct 16, 2017

Nicolas Maduro’s socialist dictatorship in Venezuela is facing a major debt crisis at the end of October with over $3.5 billion in debts coming due. There appears to be no way the necessary payments can be made since sanctions imposed by the United States have severely limited the country’s access to financial institutions in order to borrow more money.

It is expected that Maduro will try to kick the can down the road by postponing some payments with the promise of further reducing imports. However, this means less food available for the citizens of Venezuela. Most of them are already struggling to get three meals a day for themselves and their children.

California Fires Continue to be Out of Control

Oct 16, 2017

With at least 40 people dead, hundreds missing, and thousands of homes and businesses destroyed, the wildfires in California are now officially the worst in the state’s history. Some are still burning out of control despite the valiant effort of over 10,000 firefighters supported by air tankers and helicopters. The high winds that have kept the 16 fires spreading over 214,000 acres have finally started to taper off, but no rain is in the forecast until at least Wednesday. Thousands of people continue to be under mandatory evacuation orders as the threat of new fires springing up continues to grow.

Police Refused Service

Oct 16, 2017

In Denison, Texas, two police officers were refused service by a Whataburger employee. The police chief went on Facebook to describe the refusal of service. According to the chief, the employee also cursed at the officers. The female employee claimed that “cops beat up my boyfriend and are racists.” A police supervisor found evidence of a “routine arrest” but saw no “physical altercation and no injuries to anyone.” Whataburger officials investigated internally and dismissed the employee. “We took swift action and this person is no longer employed by us. We’ve also reached out to the police sergeant to apologize and plan to speak with the other officers involved to apologize in person and make this right.” The police chief updated his Facebook post to reflect the outreach by Whataburger officials. “I was grateful for the apology but noted concern that as these incidents become more prevalent, apologies can be perceived as just a band-aid to a bigger problem,” the chief said. The chief told the local community, “We hope you’ll give Whataburger another chance as we will.” Whataburger has a long history of supporting first responders. After Hurricane Harvey, restaurants “delivered hot food to many disaster relief workers.” The free meals lasted for several days.
http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2017/10/15/whatabur...

The Islamization of Germany

Oct 16, 2017

Germany’s Interior Minister is encouraging the idea of adding Muslim religious holidays into Germany’s calendar. “Where there are many Muslims why shouldn’t we consider a Muslim holiday?” The suggestion sparked a backlash from fellow Christian Democrat Union member, Wolfgang Bosbach. He said that anyone in Germany could celebrate whatever religious holiday they wanted. But “Whether the state should also protect non-Christian holidays with legal regulation in future is a different issue entirely.” A leader in the Christian Social Union party said, “We won’t consider introducing Muslim public holidays in Germany.” In 2015, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel said, “Ilam belongs to Germany.” But Germans take issue with Merkel’s confident assertion. The flood of Islamic refugees has sharply divided Germans. Half of German respondents in a University of Leipzig study said that “Muslims [have] left them feeling like strangers in their own country.” Additionally, “More than 40 percent felt Muslims should be prohibited from migrating to Germany.” Currently there are 4.4 million Muslims in Germany. The country has a population of 80.6 million people.
http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2017/10/15/upro...

Hillary Clinton Accepts Award in Wales for Commitment to (Some) Children

Oct 16, 2017

Hillary Clinton received an award at Swansea University in Wales. As she exited her vehicle, the former first lady was greeted by boos and jeers. Someone also called her a “fascist.” Clinton was given the award for her “‘commitment’ to promoting the rights of families and children.” The law school was renamed the “Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law.” During her speech, the former U.S. senator inserted herself into Britain’s internal affairs saying that Brexit had “disadvantaged” some of Britain’s children and that the Brexit vote was the reason for “bullying in British schools.” “Teachers and schools are reporting an outbreak of bullying and racially motivated insults,’ she said. As a result of Brexit she said, “[T]he residency rights of half a million children, including many who were born in the UK, are hanging in the balance.” “So there are reports of children being worried, feeling uncertain, even unsafe. Trying to make sense of their places in the world.” While Clinton claims to support children, she is an extreme abortion rights advocate. She supports the right to abort an unborn child up until the moment of birth for any reason. Mrs. Clinton has been in Britain to promote her book that explains away her loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential campaign.
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/10/15/hillary...

Legislation to Limit U.S. Involvement in Yemen

Oct 16, 2017

A small bipartisan group of House members plan to introduce legislation that would force the United States to remove American forces from the Middle East conflict in Yemen. The War Powers Act requires Congressional assent for American military involvement in an overseas conflict. The U.S. military has been providing refueling services to Saudi and United Arab Emirates jets. The airstrikes by the Saudis and UAE “have been indiscriminate and amount to a leading cause of the massive civilian casualties to date.” An estimated 800,000 Yemenis have contracted cholera. The Saudis have created a famine in Yemen and have denied medical aid. The United States is providing support to Saudi Arabia as a way to “give concessions” after Saudi Arabia opposed the nuclear deal with Iran. The legislation is expected to come up as a privileged resolution. And as such, the House is expected to vote on it right away. Supporters of U.S. involvement in the Saudi Yemen war are expected to undermine the vote claiming that it is “covered by the 2001 Authorization for Us of Military Force.
http://thehill.com/opinion/national-security/35554...

Russians Urge U.S. To Get Its Act Together On Nuclear Deal

Oct 16, 2017

The Russian foreign ministry urged the Trump administration to stop meddling in the Iranian nuclear deal. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said, "There is an American saying our overseas colleagues often use in such situations: ‘If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.’” "It seems to be a wrong way to follow as the existing documents are working quite efficiently," he continued. He said that Iran is “fully implementing its liabilities” under the agreement. But warned that the same could not be said of the Unites States if the Trump administration abandons the agreement. The foreign minister said that what really needs to be improved in the agreement is “the implementation of the existing agreements by the U.S. side.” He said that Russia would continue to pressure Iran on “the importance of keeping the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” going. On Friday, President Trump said, I am announcing today that we cannot and will not make this certification.” He did not commit the United States to immediately pull out of the agreement. Congress will have 60 days to strengthen the agreement or impose new sanctions on Iran.
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/355567-...

The Indispensable Senator Collins

Oct 16, 2017

Senator Collins announced last week that she would not run for governor of Maine but that she would continue to work in a bipartisan way in the Senate. The senator believes there is an important role for her to play in the Senate. "I looked at all that is going on in Washington today. The issues that we're dealing with are so consequential. I do play a key role as being one of those senators who can work across the aisle and actually get things done.” Senator Collins said that she misses Maine as well as being around her family and friends. She said that a governor “is [a] more hands-on job where you can do more to promote economic opportunities. . . “ But none of this was sufficient to persuade her to leave the senate. "I want to continue to play a key role in advancing policies that ... bring peace and stabilities to a troubled and violent world. And I have concluded that the best way I can contribute to these priorities is to remain a member of the U.S. Senate.” While Senator Collins considers herself a moderate, she’s taken extreme positions in support of abortion on demand and funding Planned Parenthood. She’s used her position and influence to frustrate Republican efforts to overturn Obamacare.
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/355576-collins-...

U.S. Should Stay In Nuclear Agreement Says Senator

Oct 16, 2017

Senator Al Franken went on at length on Sunday about the president’s decision to decertify Iran’s compliance with the nuclear agreement. Senator Franken said, "Our European allies, Russia, China, are not going to pull out so it will just leave us isolated. It undercuts our leadership in the world and, boy, with North Korea, this doesn't help.” "What kind of message does that send, that we abrogate every treaty that we sign, whether it's Paris or this? Or every agreement? This just undermines our nation as a leader.” Senator Franken went on to praise the Obama era agreement, pointing out that Iran is prevented from obtaining a nuclear weapon. To bolster his position, Franken cited the comments of Secretary of State Tillerson and other officials who urged the United States to stay in the agreement. "They have been saying Iran is in compliance and pulling out of this deal is bad for the United States and in so many different ways," Franken said. President Trump said that he was not pulling the United States out of the agreement . . . at least not until Congress fails to come up with ways of strengthening the agreement. Congress has 60 days to find ways to strengthen the agreement or impose new sanctions on Iran.
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/355577-franken-...

Media All Atwitter About President’s Tweet on Twitter

Oct 16, 2017

Last week, President Trump suggested in a tweet that media companies have become “so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged an, if appropriate, revoked.” On Sunday, Bob Schieffer, a venerated establishment media figure, said the president’s tweet was “undermining the foundations of our democracy.” “What I do take seriously is when he [Trump] tries to destroy the credibility of the media. An independent press that can gather information that people can compare to the government’s versions of events — that is what we do.” In contrast, earlier in the week, chief of staff John Kelly went before a White House press briefing and scolded the press for literally making things up about the goings on in the White House. He put to rest rumors that he was going to be fired or resign. A commissioner for the FCC said that the agency was not going to revoke any licenses. Commissioner Jessica Rosenwrcel said, “I think it’s important for all the commissioners to make clear that they support the First Amendment. And that the agency will not revoke a broadcast license simply because the president is dissatisfied with the licensees’ coverage.”
http://thehill.com/homenews/media/355578-bob-schie...

Communities Ready Their Development Plans for Amazon

Oct 16, 2017

Amazon is seeking to build a new headquarters. In an effort to attract Amazon’s attention, local governments are offering all kinds of deals. At stake are an estimated 50,000 high-wage jobs, billions in direct investment, and associated economic activity. Some localities have come up with gimmicks to attract Amazon’s attention. Stonecrest, Georgia has offered to change its name to Amazon if the company moves there. In North Carolina, officials have asked residents to ask Amazon’s Alexa if the new headquarters should be built in the state’s Triad area. All fun aside, Amazon is looking for incentive packages that will drive the final relocation decision. States are eager to propose big incentives in an effort to ramp up slow job growth that has plagued many states since the recession. Amazon’s facilities in 44 counties across the country generally support an estimated 2,600 indirect jobs in local communities such as restaurants. The winner of the headquarters competition will “need a major international airport, a workforce that is trained and capable of filling the thousands of new jobs, and the infrastructure necessary to accommodate all the new traffic.”
http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/355389-cit...

Additional Obamacare Tax to Drive Healthcare Premiums Even Higher

Oct 16, 2017

Under Obamacare, the insurance premiums that health insurers collect will be subject to a fee which the IRS considers a tax. Companies generally pass along those taxes and costs to consumers. In 2017, Congress stopped the collection of this tax for one year. The moratorium saved taxpayers $13.9 billion. But in 2018 the collection of the tax is expected to resume, adding more financial misery to taxpayers. The tax will be added to the premiums that people have to pay and drive up the price of premiums by 2.7 percent in 2018. In 2018, the tax is expected to take $22 billion out of taxpayer’s pockets. Over ten years, taxpayers will pay a projected $270 billion. Individuals in the non-group market could see an increase of $165 a year and families in the group market could see premiums rise by $523. As the cost of premiums continue to rise, more people are expected to drop out of the market and increasing the number of uninsured.
http://freebeacon.com/issues/obamacare-tax-premium...

Is Trump DOJ Protecting The Clintons?

Oct 16, 2017

Judicial Watch is seeking records related to the meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton. The meeting took place while the FBI was investigating Hillary Clinton. According to Judicial Watch, the Department of Justice has redacted the talking points memo that was created by the Obama administration to explain the meeting between Lynch and Bill Clinton. The talking points show how the Obama DOJ “spun the scandal.” Judicial Watch said, “[T]he Justice Department is acting as if Hillary Clinton won the election, and acting in a way that continues to protect Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration.” “The fact that we are in court battling the Trump administration on Clinton scandal information . . . is just unbelievable.” The DOJ defends its decision to redact the talking points memos “under a legal exemption allowing the federal government to withhold deliberative information pursued by citizens via Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.” The FBI recently uncovered at least 30 documents relating to the meeting after the agency previously denied that any such documents existed. The FBI says it needs six weeks to process and release them.
http://www.dailywire.com/news/22276/judicial-watch...

Millennial Elected As Head of Austria

Oct 16, 2017

On Sunday, Austrians elected their youngest leader, 31 year-old Sebastian Kurz. Kurz currently serves as Austria’s foreign minister. Kurz lead the nationalist People’s Party to beat the incumbent Social Democrats. The results won’t be final until absentee and the ballots that were mailed in are counted. Kurz benefited from the insurgence of migrants into Europe and drew support away from the far right Freedom Party. He promised to cut benefits for all foreigners in Austria and promised to end the European Union’s meddling in Austria’s internal affairs. Austria has absorbed one percent of Islamic migrants that poured into Europe beginning in 2015. “[T]heir presence in the country became the number one debated issue in the election.” Kurz has supported “plans to block refugee routes into Europe and supported a ban on full-face veils.” No party achieved the 40 percent needed to form a government outright. Kurz is likely to work with the Freedom Party to form a governing coalition government.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-15/meet-31-y...

U.S. Will Leave UNESCO Over Anti-Israel Bias

Oct 14, 2017

The United States will leave UNESCO, the UN’s educational, scientific, and cultural body in 2018. The decision comes in light of what the White House calls anti-Israel bias in the organization. The agency accepted Palestine as a permanent member in 2011. More recently it designated the Jewish Tomb of the Patriarchs as an endangered Palestinian world heritage site. UNESCO has also disavowed Israelis sovereignty over Jerusalem. This won’t be the first time the U.S. pulls out of the organization. President Reagan withdrew from UNESCO in 1984 saying that the United States would not pay for policies that were hostile to American values. In 2002, the U.S. re-entered the UN organization. Israel supported the U.S. decision to withdraw calling it a “turning point” for UNESCO. “The organization’s absurd and shameful resolutions against Israel have consequences. Today is a new day at the UN, where there is price to pay for discrimination against Israel. The United States stands by Israel and is a true leader for change at the UN. The alliance between our two countries is stronger than ever.” The UNESCO’s director general called the U.S. decision “deeply regrettable.” The United States hopes to remain engaged with UNESCO but as a “non-member observer state.”
http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2017/10/12/u-s-...

Iran Warns Trump

Oct 14, 2017

President Trump has been warned by Iranian officials not to officially designate “Iran’s hard-line Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC) as a terrorist organization.” Iran has threatened a “crushing” response if the president follows through on the designation. “If the news is correct about the stupidity of the American government in considering the Guards a terrorist group, then the Guards will consider the American army to be like Daesh all around the world particularly in the Middle East,” said Iranian General Jafari. A spokesman for the Iranian government said that the IRGC is an “anti-terrorist force.” Iran said that the IRGC aids “oppressed people across the world.” In 2016, the IRGC “captured and humiliated 10 U.S. Navy sailors after their two ships drifted into Iranian waters.” The Americans were released the following day. The Pentagon has warned that Iran is using the IRGC to infiltrate Latin America. Ever since President Trump became president, the Iranians have feared that he would use his power to label the IRGC as a terrorist organization.
http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/10...

Senator Cruz Warns Republicans

Oct 14, 2017

Senator Ted Cruz was out with a warning to his Republican colleagues. The Texas senator and former candidate for president told fellow Republicans that if they don’t follow through on their campaign promises to repeal Obamacare and enact tax cuts, the party could experience a bloodbath in 2018. Republicans campaigned for seven years on repealing Obamacare. They took many symbolic votes to overturn the unpopular law. But when voters gave Republicans control of the entire government, they backed away from overturning the legislation. Steve Bannon on Brietbart News announced this week that he’s going to make sure every Republican senator up for re-election with the exception of Senator Cruz will face a primary challenge. The promise infuriated many Republican lawmakers. Cruz said, “We have Republican control of every branch of government, and we’re not delivering. If senators don’t want to see those kind of challenges, there is an easy solution to that. Let’s do what we said we would do. Let’s deliver on tax cuts and repealing Obamacare.” He promised that Republicans would have a great year in 2018 if they just follow through on their campaign promises.
http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/10/13/cruz-don...

Gas PipeLines Approved By Regulators

Oct 14, 2017

Federal regulators approved two natural gas pipelines on the East Coast on Friday. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines. The Mountain Valley Pipeline is expected to cost $3.5 billion and extend 300 miles. It has been met with severe local objections. Over the past couple of years, surveying companies have trespassed on private property and have been taken to court multiple times in a failed effort to halt the work. Activists in southwest Virginia have put up signs showing where the pipeline may go through their towns and lands. They are also worried that the pipeline will hurt the environment. Activists opposed to the pipeline argue that the terrain can’t support the pipeline. The limestone terrain is prone to caves and sinkholes. The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is expected to cost $5 billon and extend 600 miles through West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina. Advocates for the pipelines say that Americans will have lower energy costs and the construction will aid economic development.
http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/35542...

Insurer Subsidies to End

Oct 14, 2017

Thursday night, President Trump announced plans to end Obamacare subsidies to insurers. The subsidies will cost the government $7 billion in 2017 and an estimated $10 billion in 2018. "As far as the subsidies are concerned, I don't want to make the insurance companies rich. They're making a fortune by getting that kind of money,” said the president. In response, the attorneys general for 18 states said they would sue the president and ask that the court force President Trump to make the next payment. A federal court has already ruled that the subsidies to insurers are illegal. The case is on appeal in Washington DC. No act of Congress authorized the subsidy payments to insurers. They were a creation of the Obama administration. Senator Schumer said that Congress is working to find a way to continue the subsidy payments in a bipartisan way. After announcing the administration would not make the next payment, President Trump invited Democratic leaders to the White House offering to negotiate a better deal.
http://www.businessinsider.com/states-sue-trump-ob...

Eliminating the Death Tax Would Grow The Economy

Oct 14, 2017

Getting rid of the death tax could create nearly 160,000 jobs according to Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform. The estate tax is a tax on everything that a person owns at the time of his death. It kicks in when the estate is valued at $5.45 million and above. Norquist went on to say that the economy would increase by nearly one percent. “The death tax is a tax on life savings . . . We know that has a history of slowing and damaging economic growth.” Norquist pointed out that America has the fourth highest death tax. “The average in Europe at least on the death tax is 15 percent and [the U.S is] at 40 [percent]. According the the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, the death tax “destroys family-owned businesses, it sucks a vast amount of resources that could be put into productive investment, wealth creation, quality job creation as well.” According to the Council, more businesses are closing down than are starting. The Council estimates 3.4 million businesses are missing in the economy.
http://freebeacon.com/issues/norquist-repealing-de...

President Decertifies Iran’s Compliance With Nuclear Agreement

Oct 14, 2017

On Friday, President Trump announced that he would decertify Iran’s compliance with the nuclear agreement. The president said that Iran is “not living up to the spirit” of the agreement. He added that it is his goal to make certain Iran never develops a nuclear weapon. "We will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence more terror and the very real threat of Iran’s nuclear breakout," said the president. The president’s actions do not pull the United States out of the agreement. Instead he gave Congress 60 days to formulate new standards that Iran will have to follow or risk severe economic sanctions. The president said that if the administration is “not able to reach a solution working with Congress and our allies, the the agreement will be terminated.” While Israel welcomed President Trump’s speech, the country’s intelligence minister warned that war could break out given Tehran’s rhetoric. Secretary of State Tillerson said he considered putting the issue of Iran’s compliance into the hands of Congress was the best way to fix the deal.
http://freebeacon.com/national-security/trump-anno...

Congress To Impose New Restrictions On Iran

Oct 14, 2017

After saying that he would decertify Iran’s compliance with the nuclear agreement, the issue now goes before Congress. Some members want to impose “new standards restricting [Iran’s] ballistic missile program, arms buildup,” and Congress wants to impose more inspections on sites “suspected of engaging in nuclear work.” As well, the forthcoming legislation would end “sunset clauses” that currently restrict “Iran’s advanced nuclear research and weapons buildup” but will expire in five to six years. If Iran does not agree to the new restrictions, the country would face new economic sanctions. “The days of appeasing the Mullah’s every wish and sitting back and watching as the terrorist state goes nuclear are over,” said a congressional official. Under the new proposals, Iran would be restricted from “developing, testing, and operating ballistic missile technology.” It would be stopped from “installing advanced nuclear centrifuges that can enrich uranium.” In light of Iran’s deal with Russia to construct heavy water nuclear reactors, Congress is looking to impose restrictions on their construction. Plutonium can be produced as a bi-product of uranium enrichment.
http://freebeacon.com/national-security/congress-s...

Mattis Elaborates on Freedom of Navigation Exercise

Oct 14, 2017

Secretary of Defense James Mattis said that the United States did not violate China’s sovereignty. “We stay strictly in accordance with international law, so there’s no violation of anyone’s sovereignty,” said Mattis. The U.S. Navy sent the USS Chafee near islands that China has claimed as its own. The islands are also claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan. The Pentagon sent the Chafee into the region so as to challenge China’s “excessive maritime claims.” Mattis pointed out that the United States has been conducting freedom of navigation maneuvers for decades and that the most recent maneuvers were nothing more than benign. During the Obama administration, freedom of navigation exercises in the South China Sea were curtailed. During that time, China created 3,200 acres of new islands in that region. The Chinese are currently militarizing the islands. China has built runways, jet hangers, port facilities, and storage depots for water and fuel. During the naval exercise, China sent naval ships and fighter planes to shadow the American destroyer. China’s statement said in part, “[W]e demand the U.S. side earnestly take steps to correct its mistakes and inject positive energy into bilateral ties.”
http://freebeacon.com/national-security/mattis-rej...

Senator Collins Will Stay in DC Swamp

Oct 14, 2017

Senator Susan Collins of Maine will stay in the DC swamp and keep dividing a “divided and troubled Washington.” Collins had been considering a run for the governorship of Maine. In her announcement clarifying her political future, Collins said, “The challenges we face today are enormous – from frustrated families with stagnant wages and expensive health care to a nuclear-armed North Korea and Russian interference in the very fabric of our democracy, our elections." “Collins concluded ‘that the best way that I can contribute to these priorities is to remain a member of the United States Senate.’” She bragged about her ability to cross the aisle, “build coalitions,” and “listen to the people of [Maine] and my country.” Mitch McConnell congratulated Collins saying that “she brings conviction, smarts and leadership to every issue.” Collins is a moderate politician who has worked actively to undermine conservatives in Congress.
https://pjmedia.com/election/2017/10/13/collins-de...

30 Pages of Documents Found Related to Lynch-Clinton Tarmac Meeting

Oct 14, 2017

The FBI has discovered 30 documents relating to the June 27, 2016 meeting between former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton. Earlier the FBI said that it had no documents related to the happenstance meeting where nothing but grandkids and golf were discussed. Judicial Watch caught wind of the documents’ existence by way of another lawsuit. The FBI says that it needs “six weeks to produce the documents.” The meeting between Lynch and Clinton occurred just as the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton was wrapping up. Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch said, “The FBI is out of control. It is stunning that the FBI ‘found’ these Clinton-Lynch tarmac records only after we caught the agency hiding them in another lawsuit.” Fitton went on to say, “Judicial Watch will continue to press for answers about the FBI’s documents games in court. In the meantime, the FBI should stop the stonewall and release these new records immediately.”
https://pjmedia.com/trending/2017/10/13/fbi-forced...

Unemployment Continues to Fall

Oct 13, 2017

Despite the disruptions created by the disasters caused by the recent hurricanes the claims for unemployment benefits in the United States are the lowest they have been for almost 44 years. This is an indication that layoffs are rare and that new job creation is very strong. It is also a sign that businesses in Texas, Florida, and Louisiana are recovering from the hurricanes faster than expected. In addition, the inflation rate remains low and the stock market continues to be strong. It is hoped that these signs of a strong economy will help convince Congress to move swiftly on tax reform.

Weinstein Scandal Widens

Oct 13, 2017

The fallout from the sexual harassment scandal involving Harvey Weinstein is extending into other prominent media companies. NBC News is struggling to explain its refusal to use the well documented story that was presented to it by a freelance reporter for its own network. Now, Amazon has indefinitely suspended one of its top executives, Roy Price who is the head of the entertainment division, amid allegations of sexual harassment. He is also linked to possible cover ups on behalf of Weinstein and retaliation against the young woman who initiated the original claims against the movie mogul. She claims that Amazon cancelled production of a project that she had submitted and had been approved, after she exposed Weinstein. Price was apparently responsible for the cancellation.

Kelly Says He’s Not Quitting

Oct 13, 2017

In the last few days, another liberal publication “Vanity Fair” has cited unnamed sources in a claim that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly was very unhappy in his job and was considering resigning. However, in a surprise move yesterday Kelly appeared in the press room to conduct the White House Press Briefing himself. He absolutely denied the Vanity Fair report and made references to other inaccuracies in news reports that were supposed to be based on leaks. He suggested they might want to find other “sources.” He also pointed out to the media that there are many issues that have just been kicked down the road by previous administrations, and that places additional burdens on President Trump.

Obama Officials Called Before Congress

Oct 13, 2017

Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power are both scheduled to testify before the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee in the next few weeks. The committee has been investigating possible collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign during the 2016 election campaign. Since absolutely no evidence of that has been uncovered the committee now wants testimony about the Hillary Clinton email scandal and the unmasking of Americans who were innocent parties to intelligence surveillance. Unmasking can be requested under certain circumstances, but Power was constantly doing it.

Congress Warned of EMP Attack

Oct 13, 2017

In a dire warning to a congressional committee yesterday that the United States is extremely vulnerable to a nuclear EMP attack that could shut down the nation’s electrical grid for an indefinite period. They said that this would result in the death of ninety percent of Americans within a year. There would be no power, no water, no internet, no banking, no communications, and now healthcare available particularly in the large cities where there would soon be food riots and massive looting. The experts are urging the Congress to reestablish the congressional EMP commission that was studying this problem, and possible ways to strengthen the protection of the electric grid that has been allowed to deteriorate over recent years.

California Fires Covering 170,000 Acres

Oct 13, 2017

There are now over 31 people known dead in the 16 California wildfires that continue to burn unchecked. Hundreds of other people are listed as missing and over 50,000 people have had to evacuate their homes. More evacuations are being ordered and over 3,500 structures had been destroyed by the raging infernos. Despite the deployment of helicopters and aircraft along with thousands of firefighters the sheer size of the fires that now cover over 170,000 acres makes it very difficult to make in headway in even containing the fires. This disaster is well on its way to becoming the worst wildfire in U.S. history.

Pelosi Wants to Let Enemy Strike First

Oct 13, 2017

Nancy Pelosi wants a law passed that would prohibit the President of the United States from launching a preemptive nuclear strike against an enemy. Although she denies this is aimed against President Trump that is clearly her intent. However, the implications would be far reaching and highly dangerous for the country. Essentially, Pelosi wants to prohibit the president from going after an enemy like North Korea even if there was credible evidence that the regime was going to hit the U.S. first. Pelosi would limit the President’s ability to prevent such a strike by acting preemptively. The President could only act after we were attacked, and millions of Americans are dead.

Trump Starts Dismantling Obamacare

Oct 13, 2017

After the United States Senate failed twice to approve legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare President Obama has decided to initiate action on his own. He has issued an executive order to create a situation where small businesses and other groups can form associations to negotiate better insurance contracts for their employees. A major feature of the order is that it allows such groups to negotiate with insurance companies in other states, something that in the past has been prohibited by federal regulations. Supporters of the Trump order say it will make insurance much more affordable for millions of people.

Britain Wants To Regulate Tech Companies as News Organizations

Oct 13, 2017

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May is considering regulating Facebook and Google in the “same way as news organizations.” The change in regulation would make the companies “responsible for illegal content on their platforms.” Whatever the British government happens to consider illegal such as “terrorist content, pornography, or perhaps one day fake news — these big companies could be fined.” Just last week, it was reported that if people even view “far-right propaganda” online, offenders could face fifteen years in prison. The government did not define what “far-right propaganda” was, so the definition could be forever changing and never really defined. Home Secretary Rudd wants to regulate the way encryption is used. She did not care that she did not understand encryption saying, “I don’t need to understand how encryption works to understand how it’s helping the criminals. I will engage with the security services to find the best way to combat that.” Google, Facebook, Twitter, and other large tech companies are gearing up to confront a wave of regulation that may be coming their way.
http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/10/11/report-uk...

California Wildfires

Oct 13, 2017

As fires rage through California, the number of missing people has risen to 670. At least 21 people are known to have died. Thousands more are living in shelters. However, authorities believe that many of the missing will be found alive. Property damage estimates report at least 3,500 businesses, houses, including 11 wineries have been destroyed in California’s wine country. Across the state, firefighters were able to extinguish 43 fires in a 24 hour period. In California’s wine counties, firefighters have been helped with substantially slower winds than they experienced on Monday. Any wine grapes that survive the fires and are harvested will affect the quality of the wine. The chemicals in the smoke cause the wine “to have an ashtray taste.” After the 2008 fires, wineries sold off their grapes “at big discounts to the bulk market.” In addition to the huge financial hit to the California wine industry, the French wine industry is “expecting to have the worst wine grape harvest since 1945.” A mild March and heavy frost in April damaged the French wine industry.
http://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/10/12/670...

DOJ Warns Cities To Comply Or Lose Funding

Oct 13, 2017

The Department of Justice warned five sanctuary jurisdictions this week to prove they are “complying with federal law or else risk losing millions of dollars in federal grants.” Philadelphia, New York City, New Orleans, Chicago and surrounding Cook County, Illinois have until October 27 to demonstrate their compliance. Philadelphia shot back saying the Department of Justice “won’t be satisfied unless we actively join them in scaring immigrants out of our communities. We are not going to do that.” Philadelphia has policies that forbid “local officials from giving immigration authorities notice that a person is being released from custody” unless a felony conviction is involved. New York City’s mayor said that if federal funds are cut off, it will sue the Trump administration. New Orleans Mayor Landrieu declared that his city’s police department would “not be the federal government’s deportation force.” The Department of Justice blames “lax immigration enforcement for fostering a culture of lawlessness . . . “ Earlier in October, California became a sanctuary state. In response, the director of Immigration, Customs, and Enforcement promised to send in more federal agents into communities to arrest illegal immigrants.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/oct/12/do...

House Passes Disaster Relief Package

Oct 13, 2017

Members of the House of Representatives passed a disaster relief bill that provides money to Puerto Rico as well as to other states dealing with fires and hurricane cleanup. Lawmakers voted to spend $36.5 billion for food aid, flood insurance, and disaster relief. The current total of disaster relief spending since September is almost $42 billion. Some Republicans want Congress to offset the spending with cuts in other areas of the federal budget. Representative Mark Walker argued “It is only a matter of time before the U.S. faces the next catastrophe. But for some reason, the government does not budget with this in mind.” Other Republicans told their colleagues that reforms to the government’s flood insurance program need to be made. Representative David Schweikert said, “Emergency is emergency, but there are programs we’re going to have to deal [with], bite the bullet, and I think flood insurance is one of them, where you also have a moral hazard in its current design.” Puerto Rico will have to rebuild many of its roads and bridges after they were destroyed by Hurricane Maria.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/12/house-passes-36-...

Pelosi Urges Changes to America’s First Strike Capability

Oct 13, 2017

House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, is attempting to change the law by which the president can use nuclear weapons. The change would disallow for a first strike. Nuclear weapons could only be used if the United States is attacked first. At a press conference Thursday, Pelosi characterized the “1946 law authorizing the president to launch pre-emptive nuclear strikes as ‘ancient.’” Pelosi offered a couple of different ideas on how to change the law. Under one proposal there would be more Cabinet officials who would advise the president before an attack. Another would be a declaration the the United States would never be the first party to use nuclear weapons. Pelosi denied that her suggestions are designed to reign in President Trump. Instead she indicated that her ideas were to deal with the reality of today’s world. Since becoming president, Trump has been outspoken in his rhetoric towards North Korea and Iran. He may decertify the Iran nuclear agreement because he is convinced that Iran is not living up to the spirit of the agreement.
http://thehill.com/policy/defense/355186-pelosi-ur...

Spanish Farmers Confuse Police

Oct 13, 2017

Farmers in Catalonia were able to fool police and stop them from shutting down independence protests. Protestors were striking because of the “police brutality carried out by Spanish police officers during the vote.” Hundreds of people were injured during the voting as police tried to close polling stations. Just days after the vote, farmers put out word that they planned to “close off the border with France using their tractors.” Spanish police arrived by the hundreds to prevent the farmers from carrying out their plan. However, the farmers did not show up. Instead they “closed off the motorway and all roads heading back into the Catalonia — leaving the police officers trapped.” Police were unable to “intervene during the peak of the general strike.” The initial plan was to close down the railway. But as events unfolded, the farmers chose to close the roads.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/cat...

Democratic Leader Under Fire

Oct 13, 2017

Democratic National Committee Chairman, Tom Perez, is coming under fire from some fellow Democrats. According to Democratic activists, Perez is not doing enough to create enthusiasm in the party and his fundraising efforts are ineffective. July was the DNC’ worst fundraising month since 2007. “A lot of us feel like there’s nothing exciting, nothing invigorating coming from that building and particularly from Tom Perez,” said a Democratic fundraiser. According to the fundraiser, Perez is doing little if anything to “reach out to all the big fundraisers.” Recently Perez announced that he’d be returning to some teaching duties at Brown University. A strategist for the DNC said, “Being DNC chair is a full time job. There isn’t time for side gigs.” According to Representative Luis Gutiérrez, Perez was an “establishment pick.” “Part of the problem is that when you’re a parachutist into the party [and] you didn’t work yourself up the party chain and in the trenches, I think you’re going to have problems, especially with [what] is still a very divisive and contested match,” said Gutiérrez.
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/355047-dnc-ch...

Conservative Legislators in Illinois Fight Governor Over Abortion

Oct 13, 2017

Conservatives in Illinois are seeking to restrict taxpayer funding for abortion. The legislation comes in response to the Republican governor’s recent signing of legislation “that would allow Medicaid and state health-care plans to cover abortions.” Republican Senator Dan McConchie said, “This controversial and culturally divisive act should not be one that taxpayers should be forced to fund.” “Likewise, there is no good reason for taxpayers to be on the hook for someone else’s personal decision.” When the Republican governor signed the legislation, he defended his decision saying, “I believe that a woman living with limited financial means should not be put in the position where she has to choose something different than a woman of higher income would be able to choose.” The response by conservative Republican legislators highlights the sharp divide between their position and that of the governor’s. Governor Rauner is likely to face a strong Republican primary challenge in 2018 when he seeks a second term.
http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/355246-ill...

Chief of Staff Disputes Fake News

Oct 13, 2017

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly went before the press at a White House daily news briefing. The chief of staff took issue with the many fake news stories that are circulating about the president and White House politics. Kelly said that his job is not to ‘control’ the president. Instead, he characterized his job as controlling the information flow to the president. "It's funny, I read in the paper—you all know, you write it—that I have been a failure at controlling the president or a failure at controlling his tweeting and all that. I was not brought to this job to control anything but the flow of information to our president so that he can make the best decisions." He went on to say that President Trump is “a decisive guy” and “very thoughtful.” Kelly rebuked the press saying that it is “‘astounding’ how much the press misreport about the White House.” He stressed the his effectiveness as chief of staff should not be measured by what the press thinks he should or should not be doing. “I can guarantee to you that he is now presented with option, well thought out options.”
http://freebeacon.com/politics/kelly-job-not-contr...

Recall Effort In California Slogging Forward

Oct 13, 2017

Republicans in California are working to recall Democrat state Senator Josh Newman because he voted to increase the states gasoline tax. Democrats have worked to derail the recall effort saying that the effort misled voters into thinking that “it was a push to repeal the gas tax.” Democrats pushed to allow voters to rescind their signatures on the recall-petition. Carl DeMaio, a conservative talk radio host is leading the recall effort. "The Democrats are full of manure . . .,” DeMaio said. “They are desperate to prevent the voters from having their constitutional right to a recall election.” "They don’t want the citizens to be able to fire their politicians so they continue to change the rules, to send in bullies and frivolous lawsuits.” Three California counties have until October 24 to verify the signatures of those voters who have requested that their signatures be rescinded from the recall petition. Republicans consider Newman vulnerable because he won his election last November by a razor-thin margin. His election handed Democrats a super-majority in the California Senate. Democrats do not need Republican support to push through their agenda.
http://freebeacon.com/politics/california-recall-g...

NPR Ends Kaspersky Underwriting

Oct 13, 2017

National Public Radio announced that Kaspersky Lab is no longer a corporate underwriter. Agencies of the U.S. government believe that Kaspersky is tied to the Russian government. Possible evidence emerged recently that “Russian hackers have been using Kaspersky Lab antivirus software as a gateway for hacking . . . “ The software is used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Hackers allegedly turned the software “into a sort of Google search for sensitive information.” Recently, an employee of the National Security Agency had his home computer hacked and classified information stored improperly on his computer was stolen. Several weeks ago, President Trump ordered government agencies to stop using and remove Kaspersky anti-virus software on all their computer systems. Kaspersky Labs denies any ties to the Kremlin or any other government.
http://freebeacon.com/issues/npr-says-russian-soft...

Czech President Urges Europeans to Arm

Oct 13, 2017

Czech President Zeman is urging fellow European politicians to allow for citizens to be armed. In an address to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Zeman said, “The level of international crime is growing because of Islamic terrorism.” He continued, “What can we do against international criminality? Invest in the police, invest in the army, and have the courage to invest in our own guns.” In June, the Czech parliament passed legislation to allow for its citizens to be armed. Citizens enjoy some of the most liberal gun rights in all of Europe. Zeman said that his wife carries a pistol. Both Switzerland and the Czech Republic have a a “lower homicide rate than the United Kingdom, which is experiencing a surge in gun violence despite incredibly heavy restrictions on gun ownership . . . “ Elsewhere in Europe in spite of heavy gun control, “Islamists have been able to acquire firearms for use in a number of terrorist atrocities.” The Czech President was a veteran of the Prague Spring uprising that stood against the communist regime in 1968.
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/10/12/czech-p...

Another U.S. Nuclear Carrier Heading Toward Korea

Oct 12, 2017

The powerful nuclear aircraft carrier the USS Theodore Roosevelt has left its home base in San Diego and according to the South Korean military is scheduled to join the USS Ronald Reagan in the area. This will place two powerful American carrier strike forces in the region and is clearly designed to send another message to North Korea.

This comes as Kim Jong Un is expected to soon launch another test of an intercontinental ballistic missile that may be capable of reaching the United States. The projected presence of the Roosevelt will not be a deterrent to such a test, but combined with increased economic pressure will definitely get the communist dictator’s attention.

Mysterious Rise in Radiation Levels in Europe

Oct 12, 2017

Scientists are baffled by a mysterious rise in radiation levels in parts of Europe including Germany, Italy, Austria, France, and Switzerland. The levels of Ruthenium 106 are not life threatening at this point, but scientists have thus far been unable to pinpoint their origin. Speculation is that the isotopes may be coming from Russia which may be an indication of another nuclear accident. The Russians originally attempted to cover up the major incident in Chernobyl in 1986 that caused the whole area in Ukraine to be evacuated and it is still uninhabitable. There are no indications that history is repeating itself, but there is still considerable concern in Europe.

Spain Threatens Catalonia

Oct 12, 2017

The people of the part of Spain known as Catalonia has its own language and culture and recently voted overwhelmingly to secede from Spain and become an independent country. The outcome of the vote was certified by the leader of the opposition, but the actual succession was put temporarily on hold in the hope of negotiating a settlement.

However, the Spanish government is refusing to negotiate and has given the rogue region a week to declare the election void. Otherwise the Spanish will revoke the limited autonomy the region and take complete control. That could lead to a civil war.

Trump on the Stump for Tax Bill

Oct 12, 2017

It appears that President Trump may have learned a valuable lesson from the failure of the two attempts to repeal and place Obamacare to pass the Senate. He basically left the entire matter to the Senate Republicans to work out. They obviously failed, so when it comes to the push for tax reform, and tax reduction the President is using the “bully pulpit” and taking his case directly to the American people.

He started in Pennsylvania with an audience made up of friendly voters, many of them involved in the trucking industry that will benefit from the cuts in taxes for businesses and the abolition of the estate tax. He carefully laid out the meat of the proposals and that approach may ultimately make the difference.

Weinstein Story Killed by NBC

Oct 12, 2017

It now appears that there has been a lot of cover-ups in Hollywood and the national news media of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. A few days ago the New York Times broke the story of sexual allegations against the Hollywood movie mogul and big time contributor to the Democrat party. Then it was reported by others that this had been known to the Times executives for many years.

Now a freelance reporter for NBC Ronan Farrow who wrote the story published in the New Yorker Magazine says he first brought the story to NBC News that refused to run it. NBC does not deny this, but says they did not think the story was ready for prime time. That is clearly not what the editors of the New Yorker magazine thought.

Trump Lashes Out at NBC News

Oct 12, 2017

In the latest flap between President Donald Trump and the mainstream media the president has accused NBC News of “fake news”. This stems from an NBC claim that during a meeting with the country’s top military leaders Trump called for a “tenfold” increase in America’s nuclear arsenal. The report was based on the usual unnamed sources, and was flatly denied by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis who was present for the entire meeting.

The president also wondered in the tweet if NBCs broadcast license could be revoked, but did not actually threaten to do that. In any case he does not have the power and networks do not have to be licensed.

Wildfires Continue to Spread in California

Oct 12, 2017

The death toll continues to climb in California as the number of out of control wildfires also continues to grow. There are at least 22 fires now being faced by firefighters who are already spread too thin. Winds have picked back up and over 500 people are reported missing and the property damage is tremendous. In addition, there is no rain in the forecast for at least a week.

Thousands of people have been evacuated and because the fires are still out of control they will not be able to return to their homes anytime soon, or to even find out if they have homes left.

Conservatives Call Mitch a Failed Leader

Oct 12, 2017

Several conservative organizations called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and several others in Senate leadership to resign. Republican leaders inability to pass the president’s agenda was cited as the reason. Jenny Beth Martin of Tea Party patriots cited a list of Republican offenses. “They promised to end the Obama area practice of spending more than the government takes in, so we can balance the budget and pay down our $20 trillion national debt.” “They promised to nominate and confirm Constitutionalists to the federal bench.” “They promised to secure our borders, protect American jobs, and end the scourge of illegal immigration.” “And in their most famous campaign promise of all, they promised to repeal ObamaCare, and I quote, ‘root and branch.’” Martin went on to say that the failures represent a “failure of leadership.” “Mitch McConnell has had his chance. he has failed to deliver. It is time for him to go.” The coalition of conservative activists issued a letter to the Senate leadership saying, “it is time for you and your leadership team to step aside for new leadership that is committed to the promises made to the American people. America is too good for you to lead it.”
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/11...

Democrat House Member Introduces Impeachment Resolution

Oct 12, 2017

Democrat Representative Al Green addressed the floor of the House on Wednesday. He introduced articles of impeachment against President Trump. "I rise today on behalf of the many who have concluded that enough is enough.” Representative Green began his rhetorical indictment of the president saying, "Resolved that Donald J. Trump, president of the United States of America, has undermined the integrity of his office with impunity and has brought disrepute on the presidency … has betrayed his trust as president to the manifest injury of the American people and is unfit to be president, and is impeached pursuant to Article II, Section IV, of the Constitution of the United States of America," he said. For 23 minutes, Representative Green went on to complain that the president was guilty of all manner of terrible things including “inciting white supremacy, sexism, bigotry, hatred, xenophobia, race-baiting, and racism while in office.” Because Representative Green brought the articles under a Point of Privilege of the House, members had to take action on the legislation. The presiding officer of the House offered to consider the resolution within the hour, however Representative Green to did show up, “allowing the window for considering the vote to pass for the time being.”
http://freebeacon.com/politics/house-democrat-intr...

Sentencing Reform Legislation Introduced

Oct 12, 2017

Democratic and Republican Senators are introducing sentencing reform legislation. Three of the bills address changes to federal sentencing guidelines. Enhancement penalties for certain drug offenders would be reduced, firearm offense mandatory minimum would be clarified, the “three strikes and you’re out” mandatory life imprisonment provision would be struck from the law. Judges would also be given more latitude in sentencing for most offenses so that they would not always be bound to impose mandatory minimums. Programs to reduce recidivism would be established. 50 percent of federal offenders end up back in prison within eight years. The legislation would “‘report and inventory . . . all federal criminal offenses,’ a list that would likely be hundreds of thousands of items long.” The Mens Rea Reform Act would restore the tradition of intent to crimes. A person can violate any one of hundreds of thousands of criminal statues without intending to and still end up being convicted of a federal crime and ending up in prison.
http://freebeacon.com/issues/senate-republicans-la...

Deputy Attorney General Calls For “Responsible Encryption”

Oct 12, 2017

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein called for “responsible encryption.” According to the Deputy AG, the government should not be hindered by such antiquities such as the Fourth Amendment. He called the strong encryption built into many devices as “one of our greatest challenges.” "Warrant-proof encryption defeats the constitutional balance by elevating privacy above public safety,” Rosenstein told midshipmen at the Naval Academy. "Encrypted communications that cannot be intercepted and locked devices that cannot be opened are law-free zones that permit criminals and terrorists to operate without detection by police and without accountability by judges and juries.” Angelo Codevilla of the Claremont Institute responded saying, “The U.S. government is asking for access to our doors, but is incapable of guarding those doors. We Americans have come to trust encryption for the same reason we have had to fall back on our own guns for our own protection.” Kurt Opsahl of the Electronic Frontier Foundation said that the courts have found code to be speech an “that the First Amendment protects the distribution of strong encryption.”
http://freebeacon.com/national-security/deputy-ag-...

Former Obama Advisor Pushes Gun Control

Oct 12, 2017

Dan Pfeiffer, a former advisor to President Obama, called for an Australian-style gun confiscation program. Pfeiffer called on Democrats to stop “insincere pandering” to gun owners. "We are nibbling around the edges instead of proposing bold, meaningful solutions.” Pfeiffer proposed a gun registry, “smart-gun technology,” and a buy back program. "Democratic politicians have been brainwashed by political hacks like me to begin all of their statements about guns by declaring support for the Second Amendment and a deep affinity for the cultures of hunters and sportsmen.” Pfeiffer did not call on Democrats to repeal the Second Amendment. But rather argue that the Second Amendment does not protect an individual’s right to own a gun. "The Second Amendment is in many ways an anachronism, framed before the age of drones and cruise missiles, when a well-armed civilian militia have actually been capable of turning back a foreign invasion. Times change. This is not Red Dawn. You are not Patrick Swayze. Chill out." He concluded saying that Democrats have failed because they have not made “robust, courageous, and honest arguments to the country.”
http://freebeacon.com/issues/fmr-obama-senior-advi...

Bannon Promises to Primary Republican Incumbents

Oct 12, 2017

Senate Republicans up for re-election in 2018 will face primary challenges. A Steve Bannon associated group, The Great America Alliance, announced that it will back anti-establishment candidates in West Virginia, Montana, and Tennessee. One criteria for Bannon’s support is that they will not back Mitch McConnell for Senate Majority Leader. Other things that candidates are being asked to support is the end of the legislative filibuster and to support the president’s trade and immigration policies. Bannon announced that he plans to support primary challengers in every Republican Senate race except for Ted Cruz. More endorsements are expected in the coming weeks. Bannon told Fox’s Sean Hannity, “They have to understand something — just voting is not good enough. You have to have a sense of urgency. Nobody’s safe. We’re coming after all of them. And we’re going to win.” The Republican establishment is believes the Bannon effect is overstated. In Alabama, Bannon came in late when it appeared to be a foregone conclusion that Judge Roy Moore was going to win. “There was no ground game, no infrastructure, just the press ready to give [Bannon] more credit than he deserved.”
http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/354979-bannon...

President to Sign Executive Order on Healthcare

Oct 12, 2017

President Trump plans to sign an executive order on Thursday that will affect healthcare. The order will allow small businesses to come together “to buy health insurance, through what are known as association health plans . . . “ The order will also end “short-term health insurance plans” that the Obama administration had limited. The president’s order will instruct the Department of Labor to update “rules to allow small employers to create association health plans.” Small businesses in the same state, line of business, or in the same trade association will be able to come together and buy health insurance. Under the order, people will be able to pay for their healthcare premiums with pre-tax dollars from their health savings accounts. The order falls short though. While small businesses will be able to cooperate, the order makes no mention of individuals being able to join association healthcare plans. However the short-term health insurance market could do damage to the individual Obamacare market. Democrats fear “that healthier people will migrate to cheaper, short-term plans, leaving only sicker people in Obamacare plans and driving up premiums.”
http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/355052-offici...

Spain Asks for Clarification on Independence

Oct 12, 2017

Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy asked the president of Spains Catalan region to clarify whether or not he had actually declared independence from the rest of Spain. The Catalan president appeared to have declared independence from Spain and then suspended it and called for further dialogue with Spain’s government. Rajoy said that Catalonia’s leader had created “deliberate confusion” with his comments and actions on Tuesday. Not waiting for a response, Rajoy invoked Article 155 of Spain’s Constitution. The article “would allow Madrid to suspend Catalan lawmakers and take charge of the region’s autonomous administration.” “It is urgent to put an end to the situation that Catalonia is living. The government wants to offer certainties to Spaniards and Catalans,” said Rajoy. While Rajoy is under pressure to stop the Catalan secession, Rajoy has a history of caution and may let the Catalan leader dig his own hole. “[S]trong reprisals against the region’s leader . . . could galvanized the independence movement.”
https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/world/2017/10/11/...

North Korea Says Trump Has Lit “The Wick of War”

Oct 12, 2017

North Korea’s foreign minister said “With his bellicose and insane statement at the United Nations, Trump, you can say, has lit the wick of a war against us.” “We need to settle the final score, only with a hail of fire, not words.” On Saturday, President Trump tweeted, “Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid hasn’t worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, making fools of U.S. negotiators. Sorry, but only one thing will work!” The United States flew two bombers over the Korean Peninsula on Tuesday, simulating an “air-to-ground missile-firing drill with two South Korean F-15K fighters over the East Sea.” The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called the rise in tensions “unacceptable.” Secretary of Defense Mattis said President Trump is committed to finding a diplomatic solution, but in the event of failure, the U.S. Army should “stand ready” for war. "Now what does the future hold? Neither you nor I can say, so there is one thing the US Army can do. "And that is you have got to be ready to ensure that we have military options that our President can employ if needed."
http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/865181/north-k...

United States Ramping Up Naval Vessels in Western Pacific

Oct 12, 2017

The United States is sending another aircraft carrier to the western Pacific. The USS Theodore Roosevelt left San Diego last week and is steaming towards the Korean Peninsula. The ship will take a few weeks to cross the Pacific. The aircraft carrier has 7,500 Marines and sailors on board. Admiral Steve Koehler called the service members “ready as a war fighting force.” The USS Theodore Roosevelt will join the USS Ronald Reagan. The Reagan is conducting joint exercises with the Japanese military near Okinawa. The Reagan will steam towards the Korean Peninsula later in October and take part in joint exercises with the South Korean military. Six U.S. planes, including two bombers, flew over the Korean Peninsula Tuesday in a show of force. The Trump administration has speculated that military action may be the only way to resolve the North Korean missile crisis.
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/651544/...

Congress’ Personal Drug Provider

Oct 12, 2017

Grubb’s Pharmacy is Washington D.C’s oldest pharmacy. It’s roots go all the way back to 1867. For over a century it has supplied the drug needs of the ruling class on Capitol Hill. Mike Kim, the owner of the pharmacy, has gotten to know the most intimate details of members of Congress. “At first it’s cool, and then you realize, I’m filling some drugs that are for some pretty serious health problems as well. And these are the people that are running the country. It makes you kind of sit back and say, ‘Wow, they’re making the highest laws of the land and they might not even remember what happened yesterday.’” At its busiest, the pharmacy may drop off as many as 100 prescriptions a day to members of Congress. According to Kim, members of Congress do not get any discounts, but they might get to jump to the head of the line. For the most part, members of Congress are just like any other customer In a follow up interview, Kim made it clear “patient privacy is a very serious matter that I am committed to upholding.” He did not identify any members of Congress, the prescriptions they are taking, or the medical conditions that any of them are facing.
https://www.statnews.com/2017/10/11/pharmacist-con...

Venezuela’s Inflation Rate to Become the Highest in the World

Oct 11, 2017

The brutal dictatorship of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela continues to destroy the economy of what was once one the most prosperous countries in the western hemisphere. People are literally starving to death, and anyone who opposes the government is arrested or simply disappears.

Now, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is estimating that inflation in the country will rise to an incredible 2,349.3 percent in 2018. This will be the highest rate in the world and will be devastating to a population in a country where consumer goods are scarce to begin with. Very few people will be able to afford the few products that are available so starvation and deprivation will continue and worsen for those people who are not members of the ruling party.

Trump Wins Victory in SCOTUS

Oct 11, 2017

In a major victory for the Trump Administration the U.S. Supreme Court has dismissed the lawsuit challenging the President’s travel ban. The Department of Justice asked the court to dismiss the suit on the grounds that the suit was moot since the President had made significant changes to the ban including adding several non-Muslim countries.

The justices agreed and their dismissal means that plaintiffs will have to file a new lawsuit that will have to go through the court system, and in all likelihood will not be successful since the president has the constitutional right to take such action.

U.S. Conducts Military Drills near North Korea

Oct 11, 2017

Two U.S. Airforce B-1B bombers accompanied by two South Korean Airforce F 15k fighters conducted a training mission near North Korea this past week. The bombers flew from the U.S. base in Guam and conducted air to ground missile firing drills. They then flew across the Korean peninsula from the East Sea to the Yellow Sea to conduct more drills. This was all reported by the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The message to Kim Jong Un and his government is clear; the United States is perfectly capable of launching massive air strikes against the regime and will not hesitate to do so if provoked.

North Korea Launching Cyberattacks on U.S. Utility Companies

Oct 11, 2017

A private cybersecurity company has issued a report detailing the attempts by hackers connected to the North Korean government to hack into U.S. utility companies for the purpose of inserting malware into their computers. This seems to confirm the growing concern among the intelligence community that North Korea has developed the capability to attack the U.S. infrastructure.

What makes this even more worrisome is the threat of Kim Jong Un will use a nuclear weapon in an Electro Magnetic Pulse attack on the electrical grids in the United States. If such an attack was successful the majority of the U.S. infrastructure would be destroyed for years and millions would die.

ESPN Host Goes After Jerry Jones

Oct 11, 2017

Despite Jemele Hill being suspended for two weeks for calling for people to boycott Dallas Cowboys sponsors because owner Jerry Jones told his players to either stand for the national anthem or go home, another liberal on ESPN had to put in his two cents worth. Michael Wilbon, co-host of a show called “Pardon the Interruption” claimed that Jerry Jones is essentially running a plantation and treating his players like slaves.

The comment immediately raised many eyebrows of individuals who wondered how people who are played millions of dollars per year to play football for the Dallas Cowboys could be compared to slaves. Jerry Jones has a business that pays these players to play football, not use the team as a forum for their personal political beliefs.

Rape Allegations Surface Against Harvey Weinstein

Oct 11, 2017

The problems for embattled movie mogul and Democrat fund raiser, Harvey Weinstein continue to grow. New accusations have surfaced in a story in the New Yorker magazine that involves women who claim that Weinstein actually raped them. This goes beyond the previous allegations of sexual harassment.

In addition, more Hollywood stars are coming forward. Gwyneth Paltrow has now admitted that she was sexually harassed by Weinstein. Angelina Jolie has made the same claim. Even Hillary Clinton, a long-time friend and beneficiary of Weinstein’s fundraising has now come forward after five days and criticized him and his actions. The new accusations may lead to actual criminal charges.

California Wildfires Continue to Rage Out of Control

Oct 11, 2017

Over 15 people have now been confirmed dead and a hundred injured in the continually raging fires in the Napa Valley area of California and surrounding counties. Over a hundred and fifty people are still listed as missing as the fourteen fires continue to be out of control. Over 2,000 structures have been burned to the ground, and the sheer size of the area affected has firefighters stretched very thin.

On Tuesday the firefighters got a slight break when the winds died down, but they are expected to pick up again on Wednesday. This places a burden on the first responders who are fighting fires that in some cases are covering 20,000 to 25,000 acres each.

NFL Feeling the Heat

Oct 11, 2017

After essentially ignoring the controversy surrounding players disrespecting the American flag by kneeling during the National Anthem before games the corporate heads of the NFL are finally getting the message. Their fan base is angry and reacting by refusing to buy tickets for games, boycotting NFL games on television, and boycotting NFL products and sponsors.

Finally, the NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has sent a letter to all of the teams in the league telling them that everyone should stand for the anthem before a game. He did not specify what might happen if teams and their members fail to comply, but the regulations of the league already provide for fines and other sanctions.

Illinois Sinking in Debt

Oct 11, 2017

The comptroller of Illinois is juggling billions of dollars in unpaid bills. In the last three months billions of dollars in more bills have been sent to the comptroller’s office for payment. In some cases agencies were waiting until a budget resolution was finalized before sending in their bills. For instance, the Department of Corrections was withholding $471 million in unpaid bills. The governor vetoed legislation that would have required state agencies to report monthly their unsubmitted bills. The state legislature plans to vote to override the veto. The governor vetoed the bill because the state cannot tally its unsubmitted bills in a cost effective way. Many of the state’s bills are over 90 days old and “face a 1 percent-per-month late-payment fee. The comptroller’s office estimates the state will pay $900 million in late fees on the existing debt. The state comptroller’s office and the governor’s office have argued over the deficit and the backlog of bills When adding in the state’s pension obligations, Illinois has $200 billion in total liabilities.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/apnewsbreak-billions-il...

California Democrats Look For Primary Challenger

Oct 11, 2017

California Representative Ro Khanna is urging Democrats to primary Dianne Feinstein. Feinstein announced on Monday that she would seek a fifth term in the Senate. Khanna recognized Feinstein’s “lifetime of public service,” but indicated that she is not sufficiently progressive on issues of privacy and single payer healthcare. Neither has “She . . . been a strong advocate on privacy, she hasn’t been strong on civil liberties, she hasn’t been strong in terms of standing up to our foreign policy interventions around the world.” The congressman has urged Representative Barbara Lee to run as well as former Labor Secretary Robert Reich to run. At 84, Feinstein is the longest serving Democrat in the Senate. In a recent poll, less than half of registered voters thought Feinstein should run for a fifth term. Feinstein said, “I’m ready for a good fight. I’ve got things to fight for. I’m in a position where I can be effective, and hopefully, that means something to California.”
http://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/10/10/pro...

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