BREAKING: N. Korean test missile ‘flies 500km, lands in Sea of Japan’ https://t.co/M50sNSMKBO— RT (@RT_com) February 12, 2017
Saturday, February 11, 2017
A working dinner tonight with Prime Minister Abe of Japan, and his representatives, at the Winter White House (Mar-a-Lago).
A working dinner tonight with Prime Minister Abe of Japan, and his representatives, at the Winter White House (Mar-a-Lago). Very good talks!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 11, 2017
"We've gotten to know each other very, very well," Trump to reporters, referring to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in a photo opp at Mar-a-Lago. pic.twitter.com/N6PaUZ7gv3— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) February 12, 2017
Shinzo Abe is bringing a lavish gift: a plan to create 700,000 jobs https://t.co/4jxOPQArW7— The Economist (@TheEconomist) February 12, 2017
MORE: 150 of 160 arrested in ICE raids had prior felony convictions for child sex crimes, other 'violent' offenses https://t.co/YvBJpZVCSp— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) February 10, 2017
Hundreds of illegal immigrants arrested during ICE raids across the U.S. https://t.co/Um7HCAnhtM— TheBlaze (@theblaze) February 11, 2017
It's About Time: Federal agents conduct immigration enforcement raids in at least six states https://t.co/bdsO7whqbF— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) February 11, 2017
ICE Fights Back Against Fake News on Criminal Alien Arrests https://t.co/pTrwjx5KA0— BreitbartTexas (@BreitbartTexas) February 11, 2017
Nov. 8, 2016 Was A Watershed. WATCH: Newt Gingrich shares an inside look at President-elect Donald J. Trump.
Without victims, Democrats have no platform. By reducing America's victim culture through prosperity, Trump threatens their very essence.— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) February 9, 2017
Friday, February 10, 2017
...When it comes to the activities of George Soros, however, much is known. Soros is a man of the deep Left whose campaign to destabilize the U.S. is powerful and pervasive. Should he be allowed to operate freely, he will continue to wreak enormous damage, aided by a large constituency composed in part and at various removes of the individuals and groups he has subsidized. There is no doubt about the extent of his interference in domestic affairs. And there is no doubt that something needs to be done about it, certainly before his likeminded son Alex inherits his empire and persists in advancing the father’s regime-change and conflict-creation agenda....
Although the Schengen Agreement has proven disastrous for Europe, as terrorists and “fakefugees” (Selwyn Duke’s phrase) travel freely across its territory, Soros wants the same disintegrative effect to develop in the U.S. When he goes on to state that “the main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States,” his intention to sow discord and weaken the nation he detests is amply clear.
This is why he is so virulently antagonistic to Donald Trump, who wants to make America great again and disassemble Obama’s regulatory nightmare. (There is little question that Soros was behind the violent disruptions of Trump’s political rallies.) ...
Global Research, itself an anti-American site, has revealed the range of Soros’ machinations, using his fortune “to topple governments in Serbia, Georgia, Ukraine, and Kyrgyzstan. He ‘broke’ the British pound in 1992 costing the taxpayer billions for personal profit, was accused of wreaking havoc on the Malaysian ringgit, and was called an ‘economic war criminal’ in Thailand.” Some countries have decided they have had enough of Soros’ operations. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is moving to extrude Soros and “the forces symbolized by him” from the nation. A mass movement in Macedonia seeks to do the same....
Obamacare: Doctor Avoids Own ER Visit Due to Huge Deductible, Plus Bernie's Admission https://t.co/LOVsuA2HeJ— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) February 9, 2017
...All the doctor’s tricks were failing him. He’d tried neck massage, pressure to the eyes, ice on the face. But an hour in, Ashish Jha still couldn’t slow his racing heart. His wife asked what he’d recommend if a patient called with the same problem. “I said, ‘Oh, that’s easy.’ Go to the emergency department.” As a physician, Jha knew that this tachycardia could lead to a heart attack. Yet he felt caught by a decision he’d made in enrolling his family in a high-deductible insurance plan. Such plans, which offer lower premiums in exchange for higher out-of-pocket expenses, are an increasingly common type of coverage for millions of Americans. The Harvard University health-policy researcher had chosen his — with its $6,000 deductible — as a kind of personal experiment in better understanding how that trade-off influences health. And now, when faced with the prospect of paying thousands of dollars for an emergency-room visit, Jha stayed home. “I should have gone to the hospital,” he said recently. But “I knew there was a big bill waiting for me if I did, and I rolled the dice.”...
It's Still Failing: Terrible 2017 Enrollment Numbers Have More Insurers Eyeing Obamacare Exit https://t.co/oe4evRDb5F— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) February 6, 2017
Krauthammer: Not Repealing Obamacare ‘Would Be the Ultimate Betrayal of the Electorate’ https://t.co/Ta0JhStTDs— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) February 7, 2017
Why the media has no trust among the people: Associated Press omits that law requires Obamacare signups https://t.co/t03AxzO9Cq— WhiteHousePressCorps (@whpresscorps) February 10, 2017
Remember when liberals gave Sen. Reid a standing ovation for using the nuclear option? They're sorry now.
New: Dianne Feinstein tells IJR she regrets ending the filibuster for cabinet nominees https://t.co/SnPDP3z0P0— Haley Byrd (@byrdinator) February 9, 2017
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Tom Price Secretary of Health and Human Services Confirmed! pic.twitter.com/QvyyActFqm— TransitionTracker (@DaveNYviii) February 10, 2017
Confirmed, 52-47: Exec. Cal. #13, Thomas Price, to be secretary of health and human services.— Floor Monitor (@senategopfloor) February 10, 2017
BREAKING: Senate votes to confirm Georgia Rep. Tom Price as Health and Human Services Secretary— Fox News (@FoxNews) February 10, 2017
BREAKING: Trump’s ‘Repeal and Replace’ Pick Dr. Tom Price CONFIRMED as HHS Secretary https://t.co/BoEeSdxSc2— RedState (@RedState) February 10, 2017
Appeals Court Rules Against Trump's Immigration EO, Upholds Restraining Order https://t.co/b7BAe4UEFv— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) February 10, 2017
The 9th Circuit's dangerous and unprecedented use of campaign statements to block presidential policy https://t.co/DHT4eoaZw3— Karen Townsend (@penguinponders) February 10, 2017
The statute is clear, the Constitution is clear, the policy is clear, but the court's decision on the TRO is a complete muddle in every way.— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) February 10, 2017
CNN's Callan: 9th Circuit 'Overreached' and Applied Constitutional Rights 'To the World' - Breitbart https://t.co/9jXNVWmgB6— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) February 10, 2017
1/ Here's how insane 9th Circuit Order on Trump Immigration EO is: Because Court refused to draw distinction among permanent residents,— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) February 10, 2017
RUSH TRANSCRIPT -- Tonight's Talking Points Memo: "The Stoppage of President Trump's Immigration Order" -- https://t.co/ftDV2pBHsn— Bill O'Reilly (@oreillyfactor) February 10, 2017
Regardless of what you think of Trump, Bannon, or this order, the Ninth's decision is constitutionally weak. Trump needs to draft a new EO.— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) February 10, 2017
Post writ of certiorari, four out of five Ninth Circuit decisions are reversed, according to the American Bar Association. That’s high.— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) February 10, 2017
Ninth Circus Court of Schlemiels https://t.co/snPCBcmwsA— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) February 10, 2017
"We're careening, literally, toward a constitutional crisis," Sen. Richard Blumenthal said on CNN Thursday morning....
Thursday wasn't the first time Blumenthal has seen a constitutional crisis on the way in the new Trump administration.
"We are careening toward a constitutional crisis," he said on Jan. 31.
"We are careening toward a constitutional crisis," he said on Feb. 1.
"Our nation is careening toward a constitutional crisis," he said on Feb. 8.
And now, "We're careening, literally, toward a constitutional crisis."
At various times, Blumenthal has been upset by Trump's national security executive order, his firing of Obama holdover Justice Department official Sally Yates, and now, his comments about Blumenthal himself.
The senator is entitled to define "constitutional crisis" as he wishes, but consider one thing. So far, the Trump has been ordered to do something by a federal judge exactly once. And the administration did what the judge told it to do....
Senator Sessions will be the 8th Trump cabinet member confirmed; 21 Obama cabinet members confirmed by this date in 2009— JohnCornyn (@JohnCornyn) February 8, 2017
Eric Holder Is Getting Paid a Boat Load of Money By California Taxpayers to Oppose President Trump https://t.co/H2z1EEZBUI— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) February 7, 2017
"We will render our statements to you monthly. For the initial three-month phase of our engagement, we have agreed to charge the Legislature a fixed fee of $25,000 per month," the agreement between Covington & Burling Law Firm, where Holder now works, and the California Legislature states. "This fee will include a maximum of 40 attorney or advisor hours per month."
Holder was hired by Democrat lawmakers in the state late last year to provide "legal strategies regarding potential actions of the federal government that may be of concern to the State of California." The agreement specifically mentions immigration and healthcare as areas of focus.
“The new records show California state legislators are wasting tax dollars to bankroll another corrupt politician – Eric Holder – under the pretense of attacking the Trump administration,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton released in a statement. “This expensive contract is crony corruption pure and simple. The swamp of public corruption has taken over California.”
A CNN investigation reveals that Venezuela for years may have issued passports to people with ties to terrorism.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Shut Down: Senate GOP Muzzles Elizabeth Warren After She Made Disparaging Remarks About Jeff Sessions https://t.co/nks2frRbpA— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) February 8, 2017
It was ironic hearing Elizabeth Warren screech that Jeff Sessions would be a racist Attorney General after Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch!— Mark Romano (@TheMarkRomano) February 9, 2017
Elizabeth Warren is a character assassin, throwing discredited garbage from 30 years ago at Sessions. And the Democrat lemmings love it.— David Horowitz (@horowitz39) February 9, 2017
How many times does Elizabeth Warren have to be proven a liar? Senator Jeff Sessions racial stunt debunked: https://t.co/I7Wa0xxOYS— Karkinos (@KarkinosBC) February 9, 2017
Elizabeth Warren 'Silenced' Again After Video Surfaces Of MLK's Wife Thanking Senator Sessions https://t.co/C2c0x1Jm0f— zerohedge (@zerohedge) February 9, 2017
"She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted."— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 8, 2017
So must we all.https://t.co/JXROGHPNkH
Fun fact: We didn't always have a Justice Department. President Grant created it in 1870 to protect black civil rights and smash the Klan.— Matt Ford (@fordm) February 9, 2017
Marco Rubio’s Mature Approach to Explaining Why Elizabeth Warren Was Silenced is Worth Hearing in Fullhttp://buff.ly/2k4s9nz pic.twitter.com/bo4DgnewaO— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) February 8, 2017
19 Republicans voted to confirm Eric Holder as AG.— jon gabriel (@exjon) February 9, 2017
1 Democrat voted to confirm Jeff Sessions as AG.
So much for an overly partisan GOP.
Bunch of Ds congratulating Sessions after his confirmation: Carper hugged, Manchin, Menendez etc.— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) February 9, 2017
Behind all the theatrics, most Members of Congress get along quite well. Perhaps maligning one another for politics is part of the problem. https://t.co/SN22fdnhBi— Rory Cooper (@rorycooper) February 9, 2017
POLL: Trump Administration More Trustworthy Than Media https://t.co/VriOgKmCoy— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) February 9, 2017
About 98% of journalistic "analysis" of Trump starts with the conclusion that he MUST be wrong and then gropes around for a rationale why.— J Burton (@JBurtonXP) February 9, 2017
Trump: Winning More Than Ever https://t.co/XOuf5qmpIH— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) February 9, 2017
The event was cancelled after rioters smashed ATMs and bank windows, looted a Starbucks, beat Trump supporters, pepper sprayed innocent individuals, set fires in the street, and as well as spraying words “Kill Trump” on storefronts.
Can't wait for all the apologies from people pushing Robert Reich's "false flag" theory! https://t.co/UjLuNDnWot— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) February 9, 2017
◼ FBI Investigating Identities of Violent UC Berkeley Rioters
As well as causing $100,000 worth of damage to the university’s student union, rioters also caused between $400,000-500,000 worth of damage in Berkeley’s downtown area, according to John Caner, head of the Downtown Berkeley Association.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Betsy DeVos sworn in as secretary of education after Vice President Mike Pence casts tie-breaking vote in Senate
Betsy DeVos sworn in as secretary of education after Vice President Mike Pence casts tie-breaking vote in Senate— Pamela Moore (@Pamela_Moore13) February 7, 2017
Trump train keeps rolling! pic.twitter.com/CtnVEiFeFk
I appreciate the Senate's diligence & am honored to serve as @usedgov Secretary. Let's improve options & outcomes for all US students.— Betsy DeVos (@BetsyDeVos) February 7, 2017
Thomas Sowell Comes Out of Retirement to Write 1 Brilliant Column on Why Betsy DeVos Is Important https://t.co/eKFCANzEtD— Steve Stockman (@SteveWorks4You) February 9, 2017
Judge: 'I have trouble understanding why we're supposed to infer religious animus when in fact vast majority of Muslims not affected.'— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 7, 2017
Forget the protests - most Europeans WANT Muslim immigration ban, reveals new poll https://t.co/WZ3cNPI4Om— Voice of Europe (@V_of_Europe) February 7, 2017
Here is a fantastic Cory Booker speech in favor of school choice and charter schools. Venue is Betsy DeVos’s group.
Here is a fantastic Cory Booker speech in favor of school choice and charter schools. Venue is Betsy DeVos’s group. https://t.co/F13jFzRC8d— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) February 7, 2017
Remember when Sen. Elizabeth Warren fully supported vouchers? And wrote about it in her book? I do: https://t.co/slLj9pSppT— Tommy Schultz (@Tommy_USA) January 31, 2017
DeVos family donated $927k to Republican Sens this cycle. Dems received 3.8 million from Teachers unions. Guess which one Dems are mad about— Ben Rajadurai (@brajadurai) February 7, 2017
Remember when Sen. Elizabeth Warren fully supported vouchers? And wrote about it in her book? I do: https://t.co/slLj9pSppT— Tommy Schultz (@Tommy_USA) January 31, 2017
Message from The National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) re: The Confirmation of Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education
The vote to confirm the President's choice to be Secretary of Education will be extremely tight.
President Donald Trump has nominated Betsy DeVos to be America's next Secretary of Education.
DeVos is a proven education reformer and chair of the American Federation for Children. She has spent a lifetime working on behalf of parents, students and teachers to improve our nation's education system.
As an unflinching champion of charter schools and vouchers for underprivileged children, Betsy DeVos is the perfect catalyst to bring much-needed change to America's education system.
On January 8, NFRW President Carrie Almond endorsed DeVos's nomination, noting the NFRW's long-standing commitment to improving education and literacy rates for our nation's children and long-standing support for accountability, flexibility, local control and choice in education.
Your Senators need to hear from you today...
There has been a fierce backlash against DeVos from the left, and especially the teacher's unions.
The Senate is set to vote on Devos's nomination on Tuesday, and the vote is expected to be so close Vice President Mike Pence may have to break a tie.
That's why your calls of support are so important. Senators need to know that the grass-roots support Betsy DeVos.
Take action now!
Please call your Senator and urge him or her to vote to confirm Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education (you can call the Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected to their office).
For more information, ◼ click here here to see three important facts about Betsy DeVos from the RNC.
Soros Fund executives funded Jeb Bush and other top anti-Trump Republicans in 2016 https://t.co/ZBIg3MmgjQ— Matthew Vadum (@vadum) February 7, 2017
Monday, February 6, 2017
California's high court tackles government workers' use of private devices for communication https://t.co/jISYb2Ayfu— The Sacramento Bee (@sacbee_news) February 6, 2017
During a hearing last month, the California Supreme Court appeared ready to rule that government business conducted on private telephones and computers must be made public.
The quandary expressed by justices was how to fashion a rule to protect the privacy of government employees and still ensure that public business was open to inspection....
It's not a wild assumption that citizens would like to know how the government's highest official is conducting business.
World leaders duped by manipulated global warming data... https://t.co/5nppdU2UlH— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) February 6, 2017
The Mail on Sunday can reveal a landmark paper exaggerated global warming
It was rushed through and timed to influence the Paris agreement on climate change
America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration broke its own rules
The report claimed the pause in global warming never existed, but it was based on misleading, ‘unverified’ data...
George and Barbara Bush have had longest Presidential marriage in American history: pic.twitter.com/f4vSVjtQgM— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) February 5, 2017
Does anyone know what's really in the Iran nuclear deal with all its unpublished side agreements and secret verbal pledges?
Certainly not the American public, on whose behalf it was putatively negotiated. And probably not most, if not all, members of Congress who were bypassed in its negotiation and "signing" in a manner that doesn't seem remotely constitutional.
Despite the yeoman efforts of Jay Solomon, Omri Ceren and others, the full extent of the deal is still a mystery....
We also know that Iran has already broken at least one UN resolution...
But most importantly, are the Iranians also breaking the original nuclear deal? Well, we don't know because, as noted, we don't know what it is. Not only that, as many have reported and PJM's Michael Ledeen predicted quite some time ago, neither side has actually signed the deal in the first place. So it may not even exist. It's a tree growing unseen in the wilderness or, perhaps more accurately, one of those Hollywood-style "verbal agreements"—enforceable only when opportune. It's maximum plausible deniability all around....
Perhaps I'm missing something, but what reason could there be, at this point, not to release the so-called terms of this so-called deal—other than the embarrassment of the officials involved? America has a right to know what has been done in its behalf. Instead of BS transparency, we need real transparency. So do the citizens of many others countries that are in the crosshairs of the newly enriched (by us) Iran with its expansionist goals that have been brutally apparent since this imaginary signing in Syria, Lebanon, Yemen and who knows where else.
The time is long since past for the complete details of this quondam deal to be released. I suspect they would be more than a little disturbing. Do it, Mr. President.
Sunday, February 5, 2017
Jill Stein has filed for a recount of the Lions, Packers and Steelers playoff losses.— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) February 6, 2017
Breaking news: The Atlanta Falcons won the popular vote. #SuperBowl— Jeff Ross (@realjeffreyross) February 6, 2017
Former President George H.W. Bush assists with the coin toss at Super Bowl LI alongside Barbara Bush; Atlanta Falcons win the toss. pic.twitter.com/pX7UHP4Mv0— ABC News (@ABC) February 5, 2017
VP Pence & family greet wounded service members going with them to the Super Bowl. Arrived in Houston & headed to pre-game BBQ. pic.twitter.com/ydupRln6aO— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) February 5, 2017
Trump predicts the Patriots will win the Super Bowl by 8 points. pic.twitter.com/SLgi1z7aOS— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 5, 2017
FRANCE: Marine Le Pen warned supporters of “2 totalitarianisms,” globalization and Islamism, that want to “subjugate France”
Marine Le Pen warned supporters of “2 totalitarianisms,” globalization and Islamism, that want to “subjugate France” https://t.co/Y159ysrlH4— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 5, 2017
Read any commentary on the just signed executive order on visa and refugee vetting from several countries in the Middle East and odds are the assessment will tell you more about the writer’s politics than be an analysis of the order.
I confess: I have a perspective as well. Mine comes from working on the presidential team on both foreign policy and homeland security from after the Republican convention up to the inauguration. I can’t share the detailed workings of the team. But what I can share, having worked on the issues, is what I believe guided the work.
And it all started with making America safe.
Not campaign promises, anger at any religion, or prejudice of any kind impacted our thinking on the transition team. What we were worried about were future threats.
As the space for the Islamic State, or ISIS, gets squeezed in the Middle East, the remains of the tens of thousands of foreign fighters will have to flow somewhere. Every nation, not just the U.S., believes they are most likely to flow to the countries cited in the order. That fact, and only that fact, is why those countries are included on the list. Indeed, when it comes to visa vetting, that’s why the European Union has restrictions that are comparable to the United States.
The reason why we all worry is because, from those countries, foreign fighters could well try to flow to the West, principally by using visas or posing as refugees....
"I mean being a conservative in the Bay Area is like being a heretic,” says Ward. “You lead a double life. You can never tell your friends and co-workers.”
Bay Area Conservatives Keep Meetups Secret Fearing For Their Safety... https://t.co/YTrcLp6ruG— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) February 5, 2017
Some East Bay conservatives say they live a secret life. They can never tell anyone what they really feel like in fear of their safety.
Robert Ward is coming out conservative, but in a place he says is risky for those who share his beliefs.
“If you witness what happened in Berkeley, actually they are so violent on top of it. I mean being a conservative in the Bay Area is like being a heretic,” says Ward. “You lead a double life. You can never tell your friends and co-workers.”
Robert says several Bay Area conservatives have secret meet ups like the one KPIX 5 was invited to visit in the East Bay.
Organizers asked not to disclose their location or the faces of anyone who attended, but insist this is the way it has to be in a liberal state.
“They seem to pride themselves on being diverse, and they are diverse about everything but their ideology,” says Ward. “I hope that in the future when people see Trump isn’t as scary as they think he is and a lot of the good things that happen and the prosperity comes back and the jobs come back, every one calms down a little bit.”
Imagine thinking this; imagine saying it; imagine making it; imagine approving it; imaging publishing it. With impunity. To applause. pic.twitter.com/kB1ri8LZcC— Ezra Levant 🇨🇦 (@ezralevant) February 3, 2017
...NBC reported Thursday that the Trump administration was easing sanctions on the FSB, one of Russia’s primary intelligence agencies. Peter Alexander, NBC’s national correspondent, tweeted, “US Treasury Dept easing Obama admin sanctions to allow companies to do transactions with Russia’s FSB, successor org to KGB.”
Less than an hour later, he wrote, “Source familiar w sanctions says it’s a technical fix, planned under Obama, to avoid unintended consequences of cybersanctions.” His initial and incorrect tweet received nearly seven thousand retweets and the correction has less than 300 retweets....