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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report | Friday, June 30, 2017


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Top Stories
• Parents of Charlie Gard: “We are Utterly Heartbroken. We Can’t Even Take Our Son Home to Die”
• A Hospital Will Kill This Boy Today Even Though His Parents Want Him to Live
• Seven Planned Parenthood Abortion Facilities Permanently Close Today
• President Trump to Senate Republicans: Repeal Obamacare Now

More Pro-Life News
• Rep. Franks: If Defunding Planned Parenthood is Taken Out of Health Care Bill, It’ll “Blow to Smithereens”
• Vatican Criticized for “Cowardly” Statement After Court Says Hospital Can Kill Charlie Gard
• Pro-Life Democrats Meet With Party Chair Tom Perez. He Tells Them, “Sorry, We’re Pro-Abortion
• Terri Schiavo’s Brother: “What Happened to My Sister Continues to Happen, and It’s Getting Worse”
• Doctor: Insurance Wouldn’t Pay for My Patients’ Treatments, But Would Cover Assisted Suicide
• Ben Shapiro Condemns Women Who Celebrate Their Abortions: They’re “Heroes” to Liberals
• Mother Jailed for Assault After Drug Overdose Caused Her to Deliver Baby Two Months Premature
• United Nations Human Rights Committee Pressures Ireland to Legalize Abortion
• The Pro-Life Movement is Winning the Battle to End Abortion, Here’s Why
• Despite Massive Hype and Billions of Dollars Embryonic Stem Cells Still Haven’t Cured a Single Patient
• Planned Parenthood Does 44% More Abortions in Minnesota Over the Last 4 Years
• Oregon Committee Passes Bill to Force People to Pay $500,000 for More Abortions

Parents of Charlie Gard: “We are Utterly Heartbroken. We Can’t Even Take Our Son Home to Die”
Charlie Gard, the 10-month-old baby in the United Kingdom who is afflicted with a rare mitochondrial disease, will have his life support withdrawn after his parents lost their appeal.

Cl ick to Read at LifeNews.com.


A Hospital Will Kill This Boy Today Even Though His Parents Want Him to Live
Today, the case of a little boy who is soon to die. His name is Charlie.

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Seven Planned Parenthood Abortion Facilities Permanently Close Today
Seven Planned Parenthood facilities, six of which conducted medication abortions, are set to permanently close today in three states.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

President Trump to Senate Republicans: Repeal Obamacare Now
President Donald Trump today told Senate Republicans that they should repeal Obamacare immediately.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

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Rep. Franks: If Defunding Planned Parenthood is Taken Out of Health Care Bill, It’ll “Blow to Smithereens”
One surefire way to ensure that the GOP’s health care bill never sees the light of day is if the leadership removes its pro-life provisions.

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Vatican Criticized for “Cowardly” Statement After Court Says Hospital Can Kill Charlie Gard
On Friday, the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life issued a rather curious statement on the sad case of British baby Charlie Gard.

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Pro-Life Democrats Meet With Party Chair Tom Perez. He Tells Them, “Sorry, We’re Pro-Abortion
Democratic Party leaders met with pro-life Democrats this week to discuss how the party’s radical and out-of-touch stance on abortion is alienating voters.

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Terri Schiavo’s Brother: “What Happened to My Sister Continues to Happen, and It’s Getting Worse”
More than 10 years after Terri Schiavo’s death, her family continues to fight for the rights of the medically vulnerable.

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Despite Massive Hype and Billions of Dollars Embryonic Stem Cells Still Haven’t Cured a Single Patient

 
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Trump Cuts Budget for Major U.N. Project!


United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley had some great news for the country today. She defended the Trump administration’s plan to drastically cut America’s spending on the UN. She spoke to a House subcommittee, telling them the proposed cuts had sent “shockwaves” through the body, putting the UN “on notice.”

“My job was to go the UN and find value. We want to make sure the U.S. voice is strong, use it for negotiations in every way possible, to push foreign policy… but at the same time the UN has fat around the edges,” she said.

Democrats and some members in the Republican party expressed their concerns over the drastic cuts and how that would affect the UN. The U.S. is more often than not, the top funder of most budgets, even those with a distinctly anti-American bias.

It’s not too hard to believe that some people were upset. Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey from New York called them “far-reaching and catastrophic.”

“Frankly I cannot understand how this administration intends to influence the UN agenda, help those most in need, and advance UN reform if it disengages and severely cuts our contributions.” 

She noted the proposed cuts included a 37 percent cut for international peacekeeping, a 27 percent hit to contributions like the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the World Health Organization. Other Democrats pointed to cuts to UNICEF, the World Food Program and the UN Populations Fund (UNFPA).

Haley later noted that $70 million was pulled away from the UNFPA as it was associated with a Chinese company that performed forced sterilization. She said that money was redirected to make sure it accomplished the same goals without those aspects that were against U.S. interests.

Haley also warned that some organizations had become complacent with their budgets, something that was not translating to value for money.

“There are many good organizations that do good work for the U.N. and help people around the world,” she said, before noting that some agencies assume the money will always be there. “Are we giving American taxpayers value for their dollar?”

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Democrats we understand. But there were Republicans who were upset as well. Most were concerned over the impact the cuts would have in the U.S.’ role at the UN.

Rep. Kay Granger of Texas said the cuts were a “shockwave”, asking Haley, “Is the U.S. stepping back?”

“Some of these cuts are massive and they are just devastating. I would beg you to stand firm in that, of course we need to use our American dollars well but our leadership is irreplaceable,” Granger said.

Haley responded, saying American leadership could be shown by forcing the UN to reform its big budgets. She agreed with Granger that, yes, the cuts did send a shockwave, but that was a good thing.

President Trump conveyed his message loud and clear, putting the UN on notice.”

“The cuts the president and the administration proposed did send shockwaves through the United Nations and it did put everyone on notice, but I do think that wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. I think that if he was intending to send a message he did,” she said.

Now the UN knows the U.S. will not be a rubber stamp for the body, and that we will be watching it “very closely,” according to Haley.

“What we saw in return is they all understand that we won’t be taken for granted any more. They all understand that we expect to find value in the UN. they all and that reforms are needed because it’s been archaic for a while and that they realize they have to support us in that. They do realize we’re now watching the UN very closely so all those things are actually really good.”

The Clarion Project Newsletter for Friday June 30, 2017


Video: Muslim Travel Ban? Hardly  It’s not a ban, and it’s not on Muslims. It’s about region, not religion.  Watch

Opinion: Recipe for Disaster: Immigration Without Assimilation  Will the multiculturalist doctrine eventually destroy the very fabric of Western democratic society?  Read

In-Depth: Can France Be Saved?  Policy recommendations to fight radical Islam in France.  In-Depth

News: ISIS in the Crosshairs of Afghan Women‘  I make dinner for my grandchildren, then grab my weapon to fight ISIS.’  Read

News:  ISIS in Philippines Using Trapped Women as Sex Slaves  The insurgency in Marawi City has brought reports of horrific abuse.  Read

News:  Turkey Takes Over 50 Churches, Monasteries  For years, minorities were not even allowed to acquire property in Turkey.  Read more

Readers Write

Islamist Lobby Resorts to Desperate Smears To Silence Critics

“They just don’t get it, do they? Aside from the fact that this is a deliberate misrepresentation, aside from the fact that they’ve done this to fit a narrative that they want to exist, (but doesn’t) and aside from the hypocrisy of their actions – they must realise that this can be enough, for an “unhinged” individual, to make Sam a legitimate target for violence.”

-N.D.
ISIS in Philippines Using Trapped Women as Sex Slaves

“I sure wish I knew where the loud and outspoken “feminists” are???”

-R.P.

Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoons from TOWNHALL.COM


Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoons from A.F. Branco


Gimme A Break

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Congress is to recess for 4th of July without repealing and replacing Obamacare like they have promised.

Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2017.

 

Happy Independence Day – Big League!

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Keeping the Media bullies at bay, Trump is making this Independence day great again.

Political Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2017.

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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report


Thursday, June 29, 2017

For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.

Top Stories
• Cecile Richards: Fund Planned Parenthood If You Want to Stop Abortion
• Pro-Abortion Republicans Plan Amendment to Strip Defunding Planned Parenthood From Obamacare Repeal
• Nancy Pelosi: Funding Planned Parenthood “Respects the Dignity and Worth of Every Person”
• Woman Attacks Pregnant Mom and Cuts Her Unborn Baby Out of Her Womb

More Pro-Life News
• David Daleiden: Planned Parenthood is “Terrified” About More Videos I Have Exposing Aborted Baby Sales
• New Comedy “Choice, The Musical” Celebrates Abortion
• She Got Off the Operating Table Right Before the Abortion Began and Walked Out
• Cosmo Allows Rapist to Walk Free So It Can Trash Pro-Life People
• Taxpayers Are Funding Animal Tests Exploring Do-It-Yourself “Herbal Abortions”
• He Was Considered the “Patron Saint” of Euthanasia. Now He’s Having Second Thoughts
• Since the Terrible Planned Parenthood v. Casey Defeat 25 Years Ago the Pro-Life Movement is Winning
• Court Rules Against Abortion Law Silencing Free Speech of Pro-Lifers Outside Abortion Clinics
• Woman Tells Politicians: Don’t Abort People Like Me Just Because We Have Down Syndrome
• MSNBC Host Admits “I Don’t have Enough Knowledge” About Planned Parenthood to Report On It
• ACLU and Planned Parenthood Get Judge to OK Abortions on Teen Girls Without Parental Consent
• Government Rules Women in Northern Ireland Can Get Free Abortions at Taxpayer Expense

Cecile Richards: Fund Planned Parenthood If You Want to Stop Abortion
Funding America’s largest abortion provider will reduce abortions, according to its president.

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Pro-Abortion Republicans Plan Amendment to Strip Defunding Planned Parenthood From Obamacare Repeal
Two pro-abortion Republicans plan to introduce an amendment to strip the provision defunding the Planned Parenthood abortion business from the Senate bill to repeal Obamacare.

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Nancy Pelosi: Funding Planned Parenthood “Respects the Dignity and Worth of Every Person”
Just one day after she said that Republicans are supposedly dishonoring God by attempting to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business, Nancy Pelosi is at it again.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Woman Attacks Pregnant Mom and Cuts Her Unborn Baby Out of Her Womb
A gruesome double murder took place in Brazil recently when a woman allegedly lured a pregnant woman to her home, drugged and killed her and then cut the baby out of the dead woman’s womb, according to authorities.

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David Daleiden: Planned Parenthood is “Terrified” About More Videos I Have Exposing Aborted Baby Sales
Hailed as the hero by pro-life advocates and despised by abortion activists, David Daleiden is the man of the hour in the national abortion debate.

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New Comedy “Choice, The Musical” Celebrates Abortion
A new musical comedy debuted last week in Chicago to prompt people to laugh at something few people think is a laughing matter – abortion.

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She Got Off the Operating Table Right Before the Abortion Began and Walked Out
Ally was sitting on the table at a California abortion clinic in 2014 when the ultrasound image of her unborn baby began flooding her mind.

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Cosmo Allows Rapist to Walk Free So It Can Trash Pro-Life People
Reaching what can only be described as a new, heartbreaking low, Cosmopolitan ran an article Monday arguing that opposition to abortion leads not just to “extreme violence,” but—at least in one case—to rape.

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MSNBC Host Admits “I Don’t have Enough Knowledge” About Planned Parenthood to Report On It

 
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House passes ‘Kate’s Law’ and bill targeting sanctuary cities


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House passes ‘Kate’s Law’ and bill targeting sanctuary cities

The House passed legislation on Thursday to crack down on illegal immigration and enact a key priority of President Trump’s known as “Kate’s Law.” In largely party line votes, the House approved two bills. One would cut off some federal grants from so-called sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities; the other would impose tougher sentences on criminals who have entered the U.S. illegally multiple times.

“For years, the lack of immigration enforcement and spread of sanctuary policies have cost too many lives,” said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), the author of both bills.  

The sanctuary city bill passed 228-195, while the sentencing bill passed 257-167.

Three Democrats defected from their party to support taking away grants from the sanctuary localities: Reps. Matt Cartwright (Pa.), Henry Cuellar (Texas) and Collin Peterson (Minn.). Seven Republicans voted against the bill: Reps. Justin Amash (Mich.), Carlos Curbelo (Fla.), Mario Diaz-Balart (Fla.), Dan Donovan (N.Y.), Peter King (N.Y.), Dave Reichert (Wash.) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.).

House Democratic leaders encouraged members to oppose the bill to withhold funds from sanctuary cities, but didn’t apply as much pressure on “Kate’s Law,” which establishes higher penalties for criminals who have entered the country illegally.

Twenty-four Democrats voted for “Kate’s Law.” Amash was the only Republican to oppose it.

The sentencing legislation is named after Kate Steinle, who was fatally shot in 2015 in San Francisco by a man who had had seven previous felony convictions and was deported to Mexico on five previous occasions. Trump had invoked the shooting on the campaign trail to promote his immigration agenda, including at his speech at the Republican National Convention last summer when he accepted the party’s presidential nomination.  The convention featured speeches from parents whose children were killed by immigrants in the U.S. illegally, and the White House has tried to keep a focus on the issue since then.

Three of first lady Melania Trump’s guests at the president’s address to Congress in February were people who had family members killed by undocumented immigrants. During his address to Congress, Trump announced a new Homeland Security office called Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) to assist victims of crimes committed by immigrants in the country illegally.

Trump earlier Thursday called the two immigration bills “vital to public safety and national security.”

“I’m calling on all lawmakers to put the safety of American families first. Let’s pass these bills through the House, through the Senate, and send them to my desk. I will give them the fastest approval, the fastest signature, that you have ever seen.”

Despite the House passage of the two bills on Thursday, Democrats are likely to present a roadblock in the Senate. Republicans would need at least eight Democrats to break a filibuster on either of the measures. Senate Democrats successfully blocked similar bills in 2015 and 2016.

Law enforcement groups have expressed opposition to the proposal blocking federal grants to localities with sanctuary policies. The National Fraternal Order of Police this week wrote to House leaders warning that “withholding needed assistance to law enforcement agencies — which have no policymaking role — also hurts public safety efforts.” 

“It is unjust to penalize law enforcement and the citizens they serve because Congress disagrees with their enforcement priorities with respect to our nation’s immigration laws.”

The bill includes a provision that ensures immigrants in the U.S. illegally who are charged with a serious crime are detained during their deportation proceedings.    It also requires that localities comply with Immigration and Customs Enforcement requests to detain suspects for extra time, since some jurisdictions currently don’t always cooperate. The extended detentions allow immigration enforcement authorities to pick up suspected criminal immigrants from local jails.

Democrats further accused proponents of the bill of stoking anti-immigrant attitudes. 

“These bills are nothing new and they are not really about immigration or fighting crime,” Rep. Luis Gutierrez  (D-Ill.), a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, said during House floor debate. “They are about racial profiling and putting Latinos, quote unquote, in our place.” 

The House votes come at a time when Republicans have failed to make headway on Trump’s push to authorize funds for a new wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. The Trump administration pushed for funding for the border wall during negotiations over a government spending bill this spring, but were unsuccessful. The 2018 budget proposed by the White House calls for $1.6 billion for constructing the wall. The proposal funds about 60 miles of a wall, mostly along the Texas border.

– This story was updated at 5:58 p.m. 

Chuck Todd Is Right: It Is a War on Truth


Commentary by Bryan Fischer Host of “Focal Point” | Thursday, June 29, 2017 @ 12:46 PM

Chuck Todd Is Right: It Is a War on TruthYesterday, NBC News anchor Chuck Todd said this: 

 I’m obsessed with the White House’s war on the press and on the media. Let’s be clear about this, that war is nothing less than a war on the truth. Do we get it right all the time? Nope, we don’t. And when we don’t, we run a correction, and in some cases, people lose their jobs. That’s what just happened at CNN. CNN took responsibility for its mistakes. 

At this network, we’ve done it quite a few times publicly as well. But because we try to get it right we take what we do seriously, because truth, viewers and readers’ trust is all we have and without that, we’re nothing. 

Todd is right that what we are talking about is a war on truth. Only he’s got it backwards. It is not Donald Trump who’s waging this war on truth but the low-information media. 

Even Todd himself admits that NBC has choked on the truth “quite a few times” and has been forced to publicly correct its errors. Thus Todd himself admits that NBC can’t be trusted. If they got it wrong then, why should we trust them now? If it turns out we shouldn’t have believed them then, why should believe what they are telling us now? 

The premiere case in point of all this is the Talking Snake Media’s obsession with the substance-free accusation that Trump somehow colluded with the Russians to steal the election from the American people. (I call them the Talking Snake Media in honor of their patron saint, the snake in the Garden of Eden who lied to Eve in order to frustrate the purposes of God.) 

There never was any evidence at all of any such collusion despite over a year’s worth of investigation. A senior producer at CNN (which I refer to as the “Counterfeit News Network”) revealed to an undercover reporter from Project Veritas that there was in fact no smoking gun, the whole thing was probably “bull****”, and that they had only been ordered to refocus on the Russia thing because it was good for ratings. 

To top it off, Van Jones, CNN’s resident communist commentator, admitted to another undercover journalist, “This Russia thing is a nothing-burger.” 

In other words, CNN is not searching for the truth, they are searching for viewers. The truth to them is utterly disposable if twisting and distorting it serves their agenda. 

Well, focusing on the fabricated Trump-Russia story is not working any more for CNN. Its ratings are in a free fall, now dropping far behind both Fox and MSNBC in prime time. 

There is a larger dynamic at work here, especially for people of faith. And that dynamic is that error and falsehood can only be propped up for so long. You can lie to people for a time, but eventually the truth will come out and the lie will be exposed for the ugly thing that it is. Abraham Lincoln was credited with saying, “You can fool all of the people some of the time, you can fool some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all of the time.” 

Satan lied to Eve and got her to believe his lie because it was, well, so believable. The fruit was, he told her, “good for food, a delight to the eyes, and desirable to make one wise” (Genesis 3:6). Eve believed the believable lie, convinced her husband to join her, and the horrible truth was revealed in an instant. 

The point here is that the fake news the media has been dishing out may sound plausible at first blush, but the façade cannot be sustained. If the media continues to traffic in patent falsehoods, eventually their entire enterprise will collapse in on itself. In an almost biblical sense, the media will fall into the pit they have dug for the others. 

That implosion seems to be happening as we speak. CNN is firing reporters for filing utterly bogus stories about Trump and Russia and is now admitting that there is no evidence to support the charge. CNN is rapidly going from the most trusted name in news to the most busted name in news. 

CNN and the rest of the media has blindly blundered on, to focus now on an equally unsupportable lie, that the president obstructed justice by doing his job and exercising his constitutional responsibilities as the head of the executive branch. 

Jesus told us that if we abide in His words, we will know the truth, and the truth will set us free (John 8:32). We can spot the lies of the media in an instant by comparing what they say to what the Scriptures say. The truth of Scripture is the carpenter’s level we use to identify declarations that align with the truth, and separate them from those that don’t. 

The media is waging its war on the truth by relentlessly assaulting the truth not only about public policy matters but about abortion, marriage, the family, sexual immorality, homosexuality, abortion, and everything else under the sun. But Christian citizens are not duped. 

Todd said that without the viewers’ trust, “we’re nothing.” He’s got that right. The jig is up, the American people are on to him and his ilk, and in the end the truth will be the only thing left standing. May Mr. Todd and his colleagues enjoy a long, serene, and fact-free retirement as soon as possible.

Swedish “No-Go” Zones On The Rise, Police Chief Crying for Help


Reported By Andrew West | June 29, 2017 

As the European Union continues its absurd push for the hasty relocation of Syrian migrants, one member nation is facing unprecedented perils.

In Sweden, the Syrian refugee crisis has been an absolute nightmare.  Lawlessness and violence are the new norms in areas that are heavily populated with these middle eastern migrants, and the Swedish police are having difficulties maintaining law and order in the otherwise tranquil nation.  These areas, colloquially known as “no-go” zones have turned increasingly chaotic in recent weeks, and now even the police assigned to these areas are asking for assistance.

“Swedish National Police Commissioner Dan Eliasson has begged the government for help as the number of no-go zones has risen from 55 to 61 in only one year.

“’Help us, help us,’ Eliasson said at a press conference on the subject of the rising levels of crime and criminal networks in Sweden. Eliasson said there were at least 5,000 criminals divided into around 200 networks in Sweden operating in the now 61 no-go zones, many of which are heavily migrant-populated, Göteborgs-Posten reports.

“Police have said that they are monitoring 61 ‘no-go zones’ but say that 23 of them are particularly vulnerable. Tynnered, a suburb in Gothenburg, is a new addition to the list after cases of car burnings and shootings, the most recent of which occurred earlier this month.

“Eliasson warned if the trend persists and crime continues to increase then the social contract could break down in Sweden – though he does not believe Sweden was beyond repair. ‘Should we want the social contract to hold, people will have to want to pay taxes and participate in society. It must not go any further, we must reverse the trend.’

“Though the Swedish interior ministry has promised to hire more police officers, many Swedish police departments are facing an exodus of officers, especially in no-go areas.”

As though these 61 areas of complete anarchy and lawlessness weren’t enough, a staggering 80% of Swedish police tasked with patrolling these areas have threatened to quit due to the endemic chaos.

These areas have sprung up as a direct result of the EU’s ridiculous and dangerous migrant quotas, in which the globalist-style organization has mandated that member nations receive these potentially dangerous refugees despite the continued admission of terror groups such as ISIS that they are indeed exploiting the programs to move their jihadists around the globe.  In Europe, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia have all refused the EU’s demands, citing a concern for national security.

The United States has finally enacted their own anti-refugee actions with a partial and temporary ban on travel into the U.S. from countries with high rates of terror.  This necessary security measure had been previously held up by meddling leftist judges who were opposing President Donald Trump on purely partisan reasoning.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Andrew West

Andrew West is a Georgia-based political enthusiast and lover of liberty. When not writing, you can find Mr. West home brewing his own craft beer, perfecting his home-made hot sauce recipes, or playing guitar.

LMAO: Mad Max Goes Full Maxine – Says 700 Billion To Lose Insurance Coverage


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This is why we need term limits.

The Democrats have always had a tenuous grasp of reality, but since Trump’s election, they’ve come unhinged.It’s time Maxine step aside and join Gary “And what is Aleppo?” Johnson on the political sidelines.

You probably thought Virgina Governor Terry McAuliffe’s stupid claim that ’93 Million Americans are killed by guns every day’ would be pretty tough to beat. 

We give you… Mad Max.

“Take, for example, the state of Kentucky. Almost one-third of those people in that state are covered by Medicaid, and so they’re talking about eliminating 700 billion,” she said, looking off camera, seemingly seeking confirmation, “in, uh, Trumpcare bill.”

She concluded, “And so that’s no way that they can say that they’ll do more coverage than Obamacare, and so I don’t really know what they’re talking about.”

The Congressional Budget Office claims 22 million people — not 700 billion — will lose health care coverage if Obamacare is repealed, CNBC reports. –Read More

She began her thought talking about people. The kindest thing we could say about her gaffe is that she may have jumped from talking about people to talking about dollarsEven SHE looked lost in the middle of that thought.

But to play by the same rules as she plays with Republicans, we would NOT look for the most generous explanation, but the most cynical. And in this case, the most cynical is that the old bat has completely lost it, and not only doesn’t know how many people live in Kentucky — Or America — but the entire world.

After all — the Left made Romney’s HR notes, or ‘binders full of women’ into some kind of a ‘sexist slur’. So letting her comment stand like someone who doesn’t know how many people live on the whole frickin PLANET is fair game, right?

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Trump quietly puts teeth into his ‘extreme vetting’ policy


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The Trump administration for months has been quietly beefing up “extreme vetting” procedures for people seeking visas to enter the United States. President Trump signed a little-noticed executive order last week that rescinded an Obama-era goal to speed up visa processing. The brief directive strikes part of a 2012 order signed by former President Obama that instructed the State Department to “ensure that 80 percent of nonimmigrant visa applicants are interviewed within three weeks of receipt of application.”

White House officials frame the decision as an effort to strengthen security. While the change could significantly extend wait times for people seeking to travel to the U.S., they say it doesn’t make sense to rush a visa process that could prevent a terrorist from entering the country.

“This is a very straightforward step that removes an arbitrary requirement and ensures the State Department has the needed discretion to make real-world security determinations,” said White House spokesman Michael Short. “The president expects careful, accurate vetting of visa applicants, not a rushed process to accommodate an arbitrary deadline.”

But the moves have prompted concern among business groups and immigration lawyers that foreign travelers might shy away from visiting the U.S. due to the new rules.

“Especially as we ramp up for summer travel, there will be an increase in demand for travel [visas],” said Patricia Rojas-Ungár, vice president of public affairs at the U.S. Travel Association.

“When you add backlogs, demand is impacted,” she added. “People have options for where they travel. Needless delays hurt the process and it hurts people’s interests.”

The administration’s end to the three-week rule on visa interviews was overshadowed by a more public court battle over Trump’s executive action temporarily banning travelers from six predominantly Muslim nations. The White House won a significant victory on the travel ban this week when the Supreme Court allowed much of Trump’s order to be put into place. 

Even as that high-profile fight played out, the administration was taking other actions that put teeth into Trump’s extreme vetting efforts. Last week’s executive order directs the Departments of State and Homeland Security to develop a new implementation plan for visa processing.

The State Department has instructed embassy and consular officials to toughen security screening of visa applicants by identifying “populations warranting increased scrutiny” and instituting mandatory social media checks of people who have been in territory controlled by the Islamic State in Iraq in Syria.

In a March diplomatic cable first reported by Reuters, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the number of visa interviews conducted by each consular official should be limited to a maximum of 120 per day. Tillerson acknowledged the new rule “may cause interview appointment backlogs to rise.”

An official with the State Department said that the latest executive order provides consular services with additional “flexibility” if they determine the need to perform additional security checks on visa applicants, but stressed that the department has always erred on the side of security.

“If applicants are taking more time if we’re doing more security checks, this will give us the time to do that,” the State Department official said. “We always take as much time as needed to make sure every potential traveler doesn’t present a security risk.”

Neither the State Department nor the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) offered concrete details about the implementation plan for visa processing. Homeland Security referred questions to the State Department.

“Of course, we’re going to review everything carefully,” the State Department official said.

The new restrictions mostly do not apply to residents of more than three dozen countries — including almost all of Europe and other allies such as Japan and Australia — who can easily visit the U.S. under the visa waiver program. But they will affect people from more than 150 other nations.

Stewart Verdery, a former assistant secretary of policy at the DHS during the Bush administration, said Trump’s latest executive order will work in tandem with portions of the travel ban. The ban mandates a worldwide review of vetting procedures and also prevents consulates from waiving visa interviews for repeat applicants.

“[The order] is just one aspect of a much larger playbook now underway,” he said.

Even before the latest executive order, there was already evidence that visa issuances were dropping. As a result of an earlier Trump directive, the State Department is now required to publish monthly statistics on visa issuances. According to that data, the total count of nonimmigrant visas issued dropped from 907,166 in March to 735,004 in April.

“This is a direct result of the March 17 cable on heightened vetting,” said Liam Schwartz, an immigration and consular lawyer based in Tel Aviv, Israel.

If the visa process is further slowed, immigration lawyers anticipate cases where foreign students do not receive their visas on time for the beginning of college semesters in September. They also say delays could prevent foreign workers seeking H-1B visas from entering the country for their scheduled work.

Outside groups also believe Tillerson’s decision to keep a hiring freeze at the State Department has contributed to the drop in visas issued.

The White House says it needs to prioritize security, something Trump emphasized in his campaign.

“We understand those concerns, but at the same time, our job is to keep the country safe,” said Short, the White House spokesman. “Arbitrary timelines seldom serve national security interests.”

But the groups questioned that explanation, saying that consular officials do not even begin to review a visa application until after the interview is scheduled. If an officer needs to conduct additional security checks, it would typically occur on or after the day of an interview.  

The visa issuance process for foreign travelers has generated controversy ever since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks — when all 19 hijackers entered the U.S. on temporary visas. The attacks led the State Department to prioritize security over issuing visas efficiently, experts say, resulting in longer waits for nonimmigrant visas and prompting frustrations among the business community and others.

The Obama EO was a sort of gentle nudge to the State Department” to speed up visa processing, said Edward Alden, an immigration expert at the Council on Foreign Relations. “[The new administration has] gone back to the very hard ‘security trumps all’ position.”

–This piece was updated at 9:55 a.m.

Schiff Clams Up About Blocking Witness Testimony In Russia Probe


Reported by Photo of Kerry Picket Kerry Picket | Reporter | 6:44 PM 06/28/2017

WASHINGTON — House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff refused to give a reason why he reportedly blocked witnesses related to his committee’s Russia probe from testifying.

When first asked by The Daily Caller Tuesday about blocking witnesses scheduled to testify, Schiff only responded, “I don’t agree with the premise of your question.”

TheDC asked Schiff again on Wednesday and mentioned Carter Page as an example of a witness who was scheduled to testify but was blocked by Schiff from doing so.

Page is not the only witness who has been blocked. According to Politico, Trump confidant Roger Stone, and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort have also reportedly been stalled by Democrats in the committee.

“Mr. Page is free to say whatever he wants about anything, but we’re not commenting on who we’ve scheduled to come before the committee or not scheduled so I can’t comment,” Schiff responded.

TheDC pressed Schiff further asking if the California Democrat has a problem with Carter or if he refuses to talk about it because the matter is classified.

“Again, I don’t want to accept the premise of your question,” Schiff replied.

TheDC asked Schiff what “premise” he meant and what makes the matter so secretive to not want to comment on it.

“I didn’t say it was classified. I’m just saying that anyone is free to talk about or not talk about whether they’re going to come before a committee, but as a practice we’re not talking about any witnesses we’ve scheduled or what our communications are, so that’s our policy — both mine and Mr. Conway’s,” he replied.

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Oh Heck No! Antifa “Self Defense” Video Is Hilariously Cringe-worthy


Posted by Red Right Videos on June 29, 2017

URL of the original posting site: http://redrightvideos.com/oh-heck-no-antifa-self-defense-video-hilariously-cringe-worthy/

WOW! This is… well… ok so an Antifa (They say it means “Anti Fascism”, but in reality they are Anti First Amendment) group out of Chicago called the Haymaker Collection (LOL WHAT?!) has began raising money using the social platform Indiegogo for an “anti-fascist, anti-sexist, anti-racist” “self-defense gym”…

From their Indiegogo page, they endeavor to create “a space where people, regardless of ability, can learn the skills they need to stay safe in Trump’s America.” They are seeking to “create a space where femmes and people of color can train to strike back.”

“Haymaker is an autonomous gym that is starting up in Chicago”, said one guy with a pony tail. “The aim is to establish more networks of self-defense.”

“We’re trying to develop self-defense skills in a political climate that is increasingly violent, especially towards marginalized people, people who are not in power, the poor, the oppressed”, said another man.

“A lot of people think that when you learn how to fight it’s all about being aggressive and learning about how to go start fights with people. That’s not what we’re about at all,” said another trainee.

Anyway, just watch the video… and comment telling us what you thought!

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Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoon by A.F. Branco


Very Fake News

URL of the original posting site: http://comicallyincorrect.com/2017/06/29/very-fake-news/#kZvFgWzAdJQStaJo.99

CNN is Caught with their pants down producing fake news for all the world to see.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.

Top Stories
• Nancy Pelosi: Republicans are “Dishonoring God” by Attempting to Defund Planned Parenthood
• CNN Claims Women Will Have to Go to Mexico for Birth Control if Planned Parenthood Defunded
• Court Rules Hospital Can Overrule Parents and Yank Their Disabled Son’s Life Support
• Abortion Activists Dress in Bizarre Costumes to Oppose Defunding Planned Parenthood

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• NOW President Claims “Women Will Die” if Planned Parenthood is Defunded
• Ohio Senate Passes Bill to Ban Dismemberment Abortions That Slice and Crush an Unborn Baby
• Tucker Carlson Slams Twitter for Censoring Pro-Life Ads
• Abortion Activist in Ridiculous Costume Wants to “Abort Mike Pence”?
• Illinois Forces Doctors to Discuss the “Benefit” of Abortions
• She Has Down Syndrome But Swam the English Channel and She’s the First to Receive an Honorary Doctorate
• Pro-Life Legal Group Sues Guidestar For Calling It a “Hate Group”
• Abortionist Admits He Suffers From Significant Mental Health Issues
• 10 Reasons to Keep Abortion Giant Planned Parenthood Out of Your Local School
• St. Louis Law Forces Churches and Pro-Life Groups to Hire Abortion Activists
• Oregon Committee Passes Bill Forcing Your Insurance Premiums to Pay for Abortions

Nancy Pelosi: Republicans are “Dishonoring God” by Attempting to Defund Planned Parenthood
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi attacked Republicans’ efforts to defund the abortion business Planned Parenthood on Tuesday by bringing up God and conscience.

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CNN Claims Women Will Have to Go to Mexico for Birth Control if Planned Parenthood Defunded
Has CNN found their new Sandra Fluke poster child for “free” birth control?

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Court Rules Hospital Can Overrule Parents and Yank Their Disabled Son’s Life Support
Charlie Gard, a little baby on life-support with a debilitating genetic disease, has lost his last court battle.

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Abortion Activists Dress in Bizarre Costumes to Oppose Defunding Planned Parenthood
Nowadays implying legislation you disagree with will plunge the U.S. into a dystopian, theocratic regime where women are sex slaves is all the rage with both the media and Planned Parenthood.

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NOW President Claims “Women Will Die” if Planned Parenthood is Defunded
USA Today published an article last week about outgoing National Organization for Women (NOW) President Terry O’Neill.

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Ohio Senate Passes Bill to Ban Dismemberment Abortions That Slice and Crush an Unborn Baby
Today the Ohio Senate passed a bill to protect unborn babies from brutal dismemberment abortions.

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Tucker Carlson Slams Twitter for Censoring Pro-Life Ads
On his Fox News show last night, pro-life host Tucker Carlson slammed social media giant Twitter for censoring ads from pro-life organizations.

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Abortion Activist in Ridiculous Costume Wants to “Abort Mike Pence”
Cosmopolitan devoted an article to a particularly theatrical Planned Parenthood protest – in which volunteers donned white bonnets and red capes.

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EPA Sends Man to Prison for Protecting Town from Flooding


Reported by Bryan Fischer Host of “Focal Point”| Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 12:03 PM

URL of the original posting site: http://www.afa.net/the-stand/culture/2017/06/epa-sends-man-to-prison-for-protecting-town-from-flooding/

EPA Sends Man to Prison for Protecting Town from Flooding

President Trump’s administration is moving forward to implement an executive order that revokes the Obama policy on waters of the United States. The EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers are proposing a rule to rescind the Clean Water Rule regulation established by President Obama. 

The Obama-era policy gives the federal government authority over a staggering 60% of the water bodies in the United States, including small streams, private ponds, intermittent streams, and even “wetlands” on private property created by seasonal rain. 

The president intends to return to a policy consistent with the original Clean Water Act of 1972 and grant authority only to federal authorities over actual navigable waters that affect interstate commerce. Montana Senator Steve Daines put it this way: “Out-of-state D.C. bureaucrats shouldn’t impose regulations that hurt Montana farmers, ranchers and landowners.” 

The story below is just one among many that illustrates the importance of getting the boot of the federal government off the necks of ordinary Americans. 

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Note: I wrote this column in 2008 when I served as the director of the Idaho Values Alliance. I worked with Sen. Mike Crapo’s office to get a pardon request into President Bush’s hands before he left office in January, 2009, but unfortunately the pardon request was not acted upon. 

My latest information is that Lynn Moses served his full stretch and was eventually released to a halfway house before returning to his hometown. His eyesight was affected during his incarceration because of the lack of medical attention he received while in federal custody. 

Here is the column as it originally read. You might want to duct tape your head before you read this. 

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August 5, 2008 

Lynn Moses is scheduled to be locked up in federal prison on August 6. His crime? Protecting the city of Driggs from flooding. 

When Mr. Moses began to develop a subdivision along Teton Creek in 1980, Teton County required him to implement an engineer’s plan to modify the Teton Creek stream bed to prevent the flooding of subdivision property, caused by the buildup of gravel bars and downed trees, during high water flows in the spring. 

In fact, the county would not allow him even to record the plat for the subdivision until the modification work had been done, and only allowed the development after requiring the homeowner’s association to maintain the flood control channel year after year. 

Teton Creek used to be a flowing stream, but irrigation diversion over 100 years ago dewatered the Creek and left the stream bed dry for all but two months a year at the most. Water only fills the stream bed when irrigators have more water than they can use. (Note: this means there is no “aquatic environment” here, nor any “wetland.”) 

Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers were invited to a planning meeting with the county and Mr. Moses in 1980, but they soon left the meeting after informing county officials that they had “classified the stream as intermittent and therefore outside their jurisdiction.” 

So working on plans developed by an engineer and approved — in fact, required — by the county, Mr. Moses got to work and cleared the channel of gravel bars and downed cottonwood trees to ensure that the channel would serve as a flood control structure. 

For years he has walked the entire length of the creek to evaluate conditions and then remove gravel bars, sand, logs and debris as necessary to keep the channel clear and satisfy the subdivision’s obligation to the county. 

When Driggs flooded in the spring of 1981 — due to a clogged culvert under a county road — the county approached the Corps a second time, asking for funding and help to replace the culvert with a bridge to prevent future flooding. Once again, the Corps said, Nope, not our problem, not our fault, not our responsibility to fix, we don’t have jurisdiction. 

Why? Because, they repeated again, Teton Creek is an intermittent stream and we have no jurisdiction unless there is water in the stream bed at least three months out of the year. Thus twice the federal government pointedly and definitively washed its hands of the whole thing. 

Since 1982, all Mr. Moses has done is to provide the necessary maintenance to ensure that the stream bed does not get clogged with gravel, sediment, fallen trees, and other debris so that the stream bed can continue to siphon flood water away from homes and the city of Driggs. 

He did his work when the stream bed was dry, of course, and never put anything into the stream bed, only took “pollutants” (sedimentation, sand, gravel, etc.) out. 

Tellingly, in 1984, when the Forest Service needed to build a road, they came to this same stretch of Teton Creek and — without any kind of permit — contracted with Mr. Moses to excavate between 5,000 and 6,000 cubic yards of gravel from the bed, all of which was inspected by government officials. 

Every four or five years, when new staff would replace the old, and a generation would arise “who knew not Joseph,” Mr. Moses would receive a letter from the Corps of Engineers, insisting that he needed to get a permit from them for his maintenance work. He’d write them back, informing him that, according to the Corps itself, they had no jurisdiction over intermittent streams. That would be that. 

He’d hear nothing for another four to five years, after which another staff rotation led to another letter from the Corps and to a similar reply from Mr. Moses. And so it went for over 20 years. 

An aggressive Corps staffer tried to convince the U.S. Attorney to prosecute Mr. Moses in 1995, and the U.S. Attorney told him to take a hike since the Corps had no jurisdictional authority to initiate legal action. 

According to former state legislator Lee Gagner, the Corps “discussed his process many times with him, but could not show where they had jurisdiction on the seasonal, intermittent stream.” Gagner adds, “[T]o this day they do not have written rules indicating this to be true.” 

As far as Gagner knows, the Corps never completed what is called a “Jurisdictional Determination” that their own rules even gave them any authority over this particular intermittent stream. (Jurisdiction is determined on a case-by-case basis with intermittent streams.) 

At this point, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), emboldened by newly granted bureaucratic authority, jumped in and went right after Mr. Moses, indicting and prosecuting him for violating the Clean Water Act in the years 2002, 2003 and 2004 for doing nothing more than the routine maintenance on the channel he had been doing for 20 years, under requirements imposed by local government. 

Presiding federal judge Lynn Winmill, who has a well-deserved reputation for judicial activism, refused to allow Teton County commissioners to testify to the original agreement, nor would he allow the aggressive Corps staffer to testify about the refusal of the U.S. Attorney to prosecute in the mid-90s. 

Before the jury was dismissed to enter into deliberations at the conclusion of his trial, Judge Lynn Winmill instructed the jury, believe it or not, to disregard every bit of information from 1980 to 2002, including the Corps’ denial of jurisdiction and the mandate from local government for Mr. Moses to maintain the flood channel. 

Instructed by this notoriously activist judge to ignore facts, reason and legal history, the jury returned with a guilty verdict, finding Mr. Moses guilty of “discharging” “pollutants” into one of the “waters of the United States.” 

His conviction ignores the fact that no evidence was ever presented in court that Mr. Moses “discharged” anything into the stream bed at all. He only removed sand and gravel bars that were already there and which he was contractually obligated to remove. He was extracting material from the channel, not discharging material into it. 

No evidence was presented in court by the EPA that there was any water at all in the stream bed during those years for Mr. Moses to “discharge” anything into. The EPA claims that “fallback” — material from the bank falling back into the stream bed — represents a “discharge,” but it offers no objective criteria for deciding how much “fallback” it takes to cross the magic threshold, meaning the EPA used sheer speculation to assert a violation. 

Worse, Mr. Moses was convicted of “pollut(ing) a spawning area for Yellowstone cutthroat trout,” despite the fact that there have been no fish in this stream bed for more than 150 years. Mr. Gagner, who has lived near the flood channel for 18 years, says he has never seen fish in this stream bed. And it’s not even possible for the stream bed to serve as a spawning ground since it only has water two months out of every year in the first place. 

Although the director of the EPA in Idaho, Jim Wernitz, asserts that Mr. Moses had damaged “wetlands” associated with the stream, there are no wetlands there! The very word requires that land be, well, wet, but the stream bed is bone dry for at least 10 months out of every year. Wernitz is apparently ignorant of the fact that the Government had previously stipulated that there are no wetlands surrounding the storm channel, nor any “aquatic environment” that could be damaged. 

In the plurality opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court in the 2006 Rapanos case, Justice Scalia wrote that the Clean Water Act in fact gives the federal government jurisdiction only over “relatively permanent, standing or continuously flowing bodies of water,” and explicitly added, “[T]he ‘waters of the United States’ does not include channels through which water flows intermittently or ephemerally, or channels that periodically provide drainage for rainfall.” 

Embarrassingly for Judge Winmill, this ruling was handed down on the very day Mr. Moses was originally sentenced to prison. Eight months later, the Corps of Engineers revised its own rules in a way that makes it abundantly clear that the federal government has no jurisdiction over an intermittent stream like Teton Creek. 

No matter. With other notoriously activist federal judges in the 9th Circuit refusing to overturn lower court convictions on appeal, Mr. Moses has been forced to spend almost $400,000 of his own money in a losing effort to defend himself for protecting the city of Driggs from catastrophic flooding. 

Mr. Moses’ wife died unexpectedly of a heart attack a year and a half ago. Friends tell me the stress of their 25-year battle with the federal government and the stress of the guilty verdict contributed to her early death. Mr. Moses, when I spoke with him this morning, agrees that this is a likely possibility. 

The death of his wife has left Mr. Moses to raise his 17-year-old daughter by himself, a daughter who will have to fend for herself once her sole surviving parent is tossed behind bars — in another state no less — for the next 18 months. 

His daughter, just now entering her senior year in high school, will be deprived of his comfort and counsel right when she needs it the most. Mr. Moses will miss his daughter’s companionship, and miss the joy of her 18th birthday party, her senior prom and her graduation ceremony. 

Virtually everything is wrong with this story. It’s an egregious violation of the constitutional limitations on federal power, as federal bureaucrats simply dismissed the fact that Mr. Moses was required by local authorities to do exactly what he was doing. 

Bureaucratic government agencies, aided and abetted by activist judges, acted as petty tyrants and incarcerated a man not for doing evil but for doing good. A fine man has been chewed up by the grinding maw of a mindless and inhumane federal government, and will spend the next year and a half of his life behind bars, not for endangering the families in his community, but for protecting them. 

His attorney calls the whole thing “a travesty,” which is just about the mildest thing that can be said about this unconscionable miscarriage of justice. 

As Elaine Jones said in a letter published by the Idaho Press-Tribune, “A good, honorable widower is leaving his daughter to others to raise, and is going to prison for following the rules, obeying the law and helping his friends stay safe from flooding.” 

As George Washington is reputed to have said, “Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” Lynn Moses will tell you that the government’s fire cannot just singe you but burn you to a crisp.

Ann Coulter Letter: Even Trump Can’t Make Goldman Sachs Popular


Commentary by  Ann Coulter

URL of the original posting site: http://humanevents.com/2017/06/28/even-trump-cant-make-goldman-sachs-popular/

Having pulled off the monumental achievement of getting elected with zero help from Wall Street, President Trump is at risk of throwing it all away. He seems to be turning his White House over not only to liberal Democrats, but to the very type of liberal Democrats he railed against on the campaign trail.

It’s like voluntarily getting an AIDS transfusion.

Until Trump, voters had two choices: A Republican beholden to Wall Street or a Democrat beholden to Wall Street. But Wall Street despised Trump, and he despised them. This allowed him the luxury of denouncing both Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton for their ties to Goldman Sachs, especially Hillary’s six-figure “speeches” to that investment bank. Ninety percent of Wall Street’s money went to Hillary’s campaign. Wherever the other 10 percent went, it didn’t go to Trump.

What does that mean?

[Fox News’ Sean Hannity frantically waving his hand]: I know! I know! Since he owes them nothing and they’re universally reviled, he needs to turn the keys of the kingdom over to Wall Street bankers!

No, actually. It means that he should stay the hell away from them.

The Democrats, who are evil but not stupid, know what a gift it was for Trump to have had no Wall Street support. And they are already plotting to win Trump’s voters back.

A hand grenade has recently been tossed into Trump’s camp in the form of Stanley Greenberg’s mostly-overlooked report for Democracy Corps. Greenberg, the Yale professor-turned-Democratic pollster, has conducted extensive, in-depth interviews with the beating heart of Trump’s working-class support: the voters of Macomb County, Michigan, which went for Obama twice, but then flipped to Trump.

They were impossible to move. They love Trump, have no regrets about their vote, disbelieve the media and detest career politicians like Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell. They just “pray he keeps his promises and succeeds.”

However, one fact, and one fact only, shook their faith: when they were told that his Cabinet was “full of campaign donors, Goldman Sachs bankers (bailed out by the taxpayers) and people who use undocumented workers in their homes.”

Hearing that, these devoted Trump voters called him “two-faced,” a “puppet” and sadly remarked, “It’s going to be a lot of the same old garbage.”

Trump knows this. His guilty conscience propelled him to stray from his standard rally speech in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, last week, and go into what seemed like an endless soliloquy on his chief economic adviser, Goldman Sachs’ Gary Cohn. (Not to be confused with his Treasury Secretary, Goldman Sachs’ Steve Mnuchin, or his deputy national security adviser, Goldman Sachs’ Dina Powell. These are the people the media call the “grown-ups” in Trump’s administration.)

The Cedar Rapids crowd was thrilled to see Trump. They would have cheered his tie. They would have cheered the humidity. But his lengthy disquisition on Cohn? Crickets.

Touting (lifelong, and still today, liberal Democrat) Cohn’s “great, brilliant business mind,” Trump said, he wanted “a rich person to be in charge of the economy,” because “that’s the kind of thinking we want.”

Sean Hannity, bless his heart, has the zeal of the late Trump convert. He would endorse communism if Trump decided to implement the policies of “The Communist Manifesto.” (Which the GOP’s health care bill actually does!)

On his show last Thursday, he tried to get me to defend Trump’s “rich person” remarks about Cohn. I wish you could see the segment, but, unfortunately, Hannity decided no one would ever see it — NOT, I hasten to add, because he would ever censor criticism of Trump, but simply because he ran out of time. In a pre-taped interview. It was a time problem. (It may not be evident to most viewers, but three minutes MUST be left at the end of every Hannity show for Nerf ball throwing.)

With the zealotry of those who came late to the Trump party, Hannity fully endorsed Trump’s faith in Cohn, adding, “I never got a job from a poor man!”

Those of us who have been here for a while — unlike Cruz- and Rubio-supporting Hannity — know how to party responsibly. The best way we serve the people we admire is to tell them the truth. (Someday, no doubt, Nancy Pelosi will wish she had been surrounded by fewer Yes Men.)

The motto of we longtime Trump supporters is: NO TREATS FOR DOING NOTHING!

As I told Hannity (in the pre-taped, and later edited, interview): He’s also never gotten a job from Goldman Sachs. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross created jobs. Donald Trump created jobs. Goldman Sachs doesn’t create jobs. The geniuses of Goldman specialize in generating obscene salaries for themselves while helping send American jobs abroad.

Trump said he wanted rich people to do for the country what they had done for themselves. Here’s what Gary Cohn did for himself:

  • He oversaw the mortgage department at Goldman Sachs in the run-up to Wall Street blowing up the economy with the 2008 mortgage meltdown.
  • Under Cohn, Goldman’s role was especially egregious, as described in detail in a 600-page report issued by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations headed by Republican Sen. Tom Coburn and Democratic Sen. Carl Levin, after a two-year review.

As Goldman was furiously betting against worthless mortgages for its own account, it was hawking this toxic paper to its customers.

Goldman’s customers could be wiped out with no skin off Goldman’s back. But Goldman was doing the same with its trading partners, and the problem with scamming people on the other side of a bet is that, by winning, you might bankrupt them, and they can’t pay you back.

But that’s where you come in, taxpayer! To ensure that kazillionaires at Goldman recouped 100 cents on the dollar after the crash, taxpayer money was used to bail out the losers in these transactions — primarily AIG — so that they could pay back Goldman and other Wall Street banks in full.

It was the biggest taxpayer bailout of banks in U.S. history.

Is that what Gary Cohn is going to do for the economy? Scam the naive of, say, Canada, then ask for a taxpayer bailout from Mars?

As to rich people being “smart”: Kim Kardashian is rich. Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is rich. Bernie Madoff was rich — as he surely tells the 300-pound, face-tattooed gangsters he now showers with. No one wants any of them advising Trump, either.

You could have heard this on Hannity, but, apparently, there was some sort of timing issue.

CNN’s Van Jones calls Russia investigation a ‘big nothingburger’


Posted June 28, 2017 01:44 PM by Rob Eno

URL of the original posting site: https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/van-jones-calls-russia-investigation-nothing-burger

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Project Veritas | YouTube

After yesterday’s bombshell video showing a CNN producer saying that CNN’s Russia coverage was driven by a search for ratings, James O’Keefe and Project Veritas are back with another video. This time it shows Van Jones, a professional leftist and former Obama administration official, calling the “Russia thing” a “big nothingburger.”

Here, watch.

Project Veritas started its video with a clip of Jones saying the story was different because America was “under attack” by Russia. This undercover video seemingly proves the notion that what CNN personalities say on the air is agenda and narrative-driven, a point that CNN’s Brian Stelter tried vigorously to deny in his daily email. Stelter called those who allege that the media pushes a narrative, not facts, “anti-journalism.”

Stelter vigorously defended his compatriots, saying that his network doesn’t push an agenda or propaganda but rather deals in facts. In addition to what Van Jones says above, The Daily Wire showed earlier on Wednesday how CNN used Elmo – yes, the lovable red monster from Sesame Street – to attack Donald Trump. In the video, Elmo, in a CNN Facebook live posted to CNN’s YouTube channel, talks about meeting poor refugee children. That’s not reporting; that’s agenda driven propaganda.

Showing that the media is presenting biased coverage is important so that Americans can choose whom and what to trust. CNN should be learning that lesson.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Robert Eno is the director of research for Conservative Review. He is a conservative from deep blue Massachusetts but now lives in Greenville, SC. If you see something you’d like him to cover, tweet him @robeno.

Sarah Palin Suing New York Times For Defamation


Reported by Photo of Peter Hasson Peter Hasson | Associate Editor | 6:43 PM 06/27/2017

Sarah Palin speaks during the “Climate Hustle” panel discussion at the Rayburn House Office Building on April 14, 2016 in (Getty Images)

Sarah Palin is suing The New York Times for defamation, according to documents filed in federal court Tuesday that were obtained by The Daily Caller.

The lawsuit has to do with an editorial the NYT ran on June 14 that falsely smeared Palin as inciting the 2011 shooting of Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords by a mentally ill man. There is no evidence to support the NYT’s implication that Palin played a role in inciting the Giffords shooting. (RELATED: NYT Uses GOP Shooting To Falsely Attack Sarah Palin With Debunked Conspiracy Theory)

“Mrs. Palin brings this action to hold The Times accountable for defaming her by publishing a statement about her that it knew to be false: that Mrs. Palin was responsible for inciting a mass shooting at a political event in January 2011,” Palin’s suit states.

“Specifically, on June 14, 2017, The Times Editorial Board, which represents the ‘voice’ of The Times, falsely stated as a matter of fact to millions of people that Mrs. Palin incited Jared Loughner’s January 8, 2011, shooting rampage at a political event in Tucson, Arizona, during which he shot nineteen people, severely wounding United States Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and killing six, including Chief U.S. District Court Judge John Roll and a nine-year-old girl.”

The lawsuit states that the paper “published and promoted its Editorial Board’s column despite knowing that the linchpin of its ‘sickening pattern’ of politically-incited shootings was the false assertion that Mrs. Palin incited Loughner to murder six people, among them a child and federal judge, and seriously wound numerous others.” (RELATED: NYT Has Been Pushing Palin-Giffords Falsehood For Years)

It goes on to state: “As the public backlash over The Times’ malicious column mounted, it responded by making edits and ‘corrections’ to its fabricated story, along with half-hearted Twitter apologies–none of which sufficiently corrected the falsehoods that the paper published. In fact, none mentioned Mrs. Palin or acknowledged that Mrs. Palin did not incite a deranged man to commit murder.”

Palin claims the editorial “exceeded the bounds of legality, decency and civility by publishing the false and defamatory column.” She is seeking a minimum of $75,000 in damages.

The full lawsuit can be seen below.

Sarah Palin sues the New York Times for defamation by Peter Hasson on Scribd

https://www.scribd.com/embeds/352404642/content?start_page=1&view_mode=scroll&access_key=key-2v1DI4q3KKKQmWeBQP19&show_recommendations=true

In the NYT’s editorial, which has since been updated, the editors claimed there was a “clear” link to incitement between Jared Loughner’s attempted assassination of Giffords, and a map Palin had created that placed crosshairs over districts that Republicans needed to flip in the 2012 election. No such link exists.

CNN’s Jake Tapper pointed out in response to the NYT editorial that “even way back in Jan 2011 we knew that Loughlin’s obsession began 3 years before the Palin map.” Tapper made that same exact point back in 2011 when he worked for ABC.

After harsh criticism in the media, the NYT finally added a correction that read: “An earlier version of this editorial incorrectly stated that a link existed between political incitement and the 2011 shooting of Representative Gabby Giffords. In fact, no such link was established.”

The NYT editorial followed the attempted mass assassination of Republican lawmakers by a left-wing Bernie Sanders supporter, who espoused anti-Republican rhetoric on his Facebook page and belonged to several anti-GOP groups on Facebook, including one titled, “Terminate The Republican Party.”

The Daily Caller is awaiting comment from the NYT.

This article has been updated with additional information.

North Carolina Man Convicted for ISIS North America Plot


Reported By Elliot Friedland Wednesday, June 28, 2017

URL of the original posting site: https://clarionproject.org/north-carolina-man-convicted-isis-north-america-plot/ 

Justin Sullivan
Justin Sullivan

A North Carolina man who plotted to kill hundreds of people in an ISIS terror plot has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

Justin Nojan Sullivan, 21, “planned to carry out his attack in the following few days at a concert, bar or club where he believed that as many as 1,000 people could be killed using the assault rifle and silencer,” according to a federal indictment.

The attack would have been similarly to the attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, which killed 49 people.

Court documents say he was planning to unveil an “Islamic State of North America” with his attack.

Justin was reported by his father in 2015, when Rich Sullivan, a retired marine, telephoned the FBI to inform them about his son’s possible Islamic State sympathies. Shortly afterwards, Justin offered money to an undercover agent he believed was an Islamic State sympathizer to kill his parents to prevent them from thwarting his plans.

Justin still faces a separate trial for the murder of 74-year-old John Bailey Clarke, his neighbor, whom he is accused of shooting. If convicted, he faces the death penalty.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Elliot Friedland

Elliot Friedland is a research fellow at Clarion Project.

The Clarion Project for Wednesday June 28, 2017


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Burned to Death for Refusing to Kill Family

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McAutomated

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The $15 minimum wage has motivated McDonald’s toward an automated kiosks strategy, laying off up to 2500 minimum wage workers. This has sent stocks soaring.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2017

For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.

Top Stories
• Planned Parenthood Doc Caught Saying She’d “Break the Baby’s Neck” if Baby Born Alive After Abortion
• Senate Delays Defunding Planned Parenthood Vote to Secure Votes to Pass, Trump Will Lobby Senators
• Three Republicans May Oppose Senate Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood
• Twitter Censors Pro-Life Group’s Ads, Must Oppose Defunding Planned Parenthood to Advertise

More Pro-Life News
• Atheist Richard Dawkins: “Any Fetus is Less Human Than an Adult Pig”
• Secret Document Shows Planned Parenthood Trying to Get California to Sue if Congress Defunds It
• Ohio Bill Would Make It the Third State to Ban Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome
• Are We Becoming Less Indignant About the Killing of 59 Million Babies in Abortions?
• Amazing Pro-Life High School Students Stand Up to Planned Parenthood Clinic in Their School
• Abortion Activists Push Sex Ex Program Started by Jane Fonda on School Kids
• “Pro-Choice” Protesters Try to Stop Women from Accessing Abortion Alternatives
• Adult Stem Cells Save Woman Ravaged by Lupus, Now She Can be a Mom
• 2017 Pro-Life Women’s Conference Was Amazing. Here’s What Happened
• Missouri House Votes to Stop Sale of Aborted Baby Body Parts

Planned Parenthood Doc Caught Saying She’d “Break the Baby’s Neck” if Baby Born Alive After Abortion
Planned Parenthood abortionists in St. Paul, Minnesota would “break the baby’s neck” if the child was born alive, according to a new video just released by Pro-Life Action Ministries.

Cl ick to Read at LifeNews.com.


Senate Delays Defunding Planned Parenthood Vote to Secure Votes to Pass, Trump Will Lobby Senators
The Senate is delaying a vote on legislation that would repeal Obamacare and defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business because of a few holdout Republicans that have made it so there are not enough votes to pass it.

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Three Republicans May Oppose Senate Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood
The Planned Parenthood abortion business has closed another clinic, this time in New Jersey.

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Twitter Censors Pro-Life Group’s Ads, Must Oppose Defunding Planned Parenthood to Advertise
Social media giant Twitter is coming under fire today for reportedly censoring pro-life ads from the organization Live Action.

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Atheist Richard Dawkins: “Any Fetus is Less Human Than an Adult Pig”
Dawkins is probably the world’s most famous, or infamous, proponent of atheism, but a belief in atheism need not entail the pro-choice position on the ethics of abortion that Dawkins holds.

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Secret Document Shows Planned Parenthood Trying to Get California to Sue if Congress Defunds It
New documents obtained by Operation Rescue reveal Planned Parenthood’s attempt to use the State of California as a tool to challenge any potential defunding in the current efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.

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Ohio Bill Would Make It the Third State to Ban Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome
Today, the Ohio Senate Health, Human Services and Medicaid Committee began hearings on Ohio Right to Life’s Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act (.

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Are We Becoming Less Indignant About the Killing of 59 Million Babies in Abortions?
If you’ve been in this Movement as long as people like me have, there is always the danger that at some level you lose your edge of moral indignation.

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Pelosi: ‘Hundreds Of Thousands’ Will Die If GOP Health Care Bill Passes


Reported 

URL of the original posting site: http://www.westernjournalism.com/pelosi-hundreds-of-thousands-will-die-if-gop-health-care-bill-passes/

The California congresswoman went on to contend that Republicans should join with Democrats to fix Obamacare, not scrap it, and she argued that Republicans are currently sabotaging the law. According to Pelosi, the GOP House and Senate bills are “systemically, structurally, they are very, very harmful to the American people. They will raise costs, with fewer benefits. …They will undermine Medicare.” The minority leader likely meant to refer to “Medicaid,” because neither GOP bill seeks to change Medicare.

As reported by Western Journalism, Obamacare has failed to live up to many of the promises made by former President Barack Obama and the Democrats.

Perhaps the most infamous promise broken was Obama’s claim, both before and after the bill’s passage, that “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it.”

Politifact named this promise the “Lie of the Year” in 2013, as over four million cancellation letters went out to policy holders that year, and such letters continued in the years thereafter.

Despite the insurance mandates contained in Obamacare, the former president promised that premiums would go down an average of $2,500 a year per family of four, thereby living up to the name “Affordable Care Act.” However, the opposite proved to be true, and Politifact listed Obama’s assurance as a “Promise Broken.”

The average nationwide premium cost has increased by 99 percent for individuals and 140 percent for families from 2013 through February 2017, according to an eHealth report.

Moreover, the Heritage Foundation determined that 70 percent of U.S. counties have only one or two insurers offering coverage through the Obamacare exchange. Some areas of the country could face having no insurers on the exchange at all in 2018, according to Bloomberg.

Despite the law’s major failings, Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., joined with Pelosi in arguing that the only solution is to fix Obamacare.

Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Durbin pointed to the Republican plan to provide Medicaid funds to the states in block grants as something he could not support. He added that the Republican plan would result in 23 million less people obtaining health insurance, which is what the Congressional Budget Office projected would be the result over 10 years.

Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., responded, “The amount of dollars going into Medicaid continues to go up year after year. So if Senator Durbin refers to a cut, only in Washington is giving more each year, something you can conceive as a cut, if it doesn’t go up as fast as he would like it to go up.”

Under Obamacare, the Medicaid rolls grew by approximately 12 million people, thanks to new eligibility guidelines. Over 70 million are now enrolled in the program, or about one in every five Americans.

Michael Cannon, director of health policy studies with the Cato Institute, told Western Journalism that even the so-called cuts designed to slow the growth of Medicaid should be viewed with skepticism.

Cannon explained that proposed legislation does not call for true block grants, but rather matching grants based on the number of Medicaid enrollees in each state. States can increase the grant cap simply by increasing the number of enrollees.

Further, Cannon noted, in both the Senate and the House plans, the restraints in the increase in Medicaid spending are not due to take effect until the 2020s, after multiple intervening federal elections. Therefore, he believes the chances of them being repealed is high, particularly since many Republican governors support Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion.

“This is a Medicaid expansion repeal that was designed never to take effect,” he said.

Busted: CNN Producer Admits Trump – Russia Story Is ‘Bulls–t’ In Undercover Video


Published By ClashDaily.com | June 27, 2017

URL of the original posting site: http://clashdaily.com/2017/06/busted-cnn-producer-admits-trump-russia-story-bulls-t-undercover-video/

“…and so I think the President is probably right to say like, look, you are witch hunting me”

This interview explains why they were willing to set aside journalistic standards to run that bogus Russian hookers piece. Were you wondering why CNN Management was suddenly in Full Damage Control Mode?

James Okeefe is at it again. This time he’s outing CNN itself. This was the teaser… (scroll down for the video)

All those allegations of ‘fake news’ — the corruption is more egregious than even some cynics thought. It’s not about news at all; it’s all about the ratings. The Russia story has made CNN millions.

The salacious anti-Trump stories are more important than the journalistic ethics that are supposed to give them special status.

The nice cutesy little ethics that used to get talked about in journalism school, you’re just like, That’s adorable. That’s adorable. This is a business.

This was the video:

The CNN employee said what the rest of us have been thinking. After mentioning all the leaks that have come pouring out of Washington, he added: “If they had anything, it would have come out by now.”

This tweet suddenly got awkward:

With this video revelation, maybe the White House was right not to make it easy for them to feed their ratings and fake their stories by excluding cameras.

And maybe relegating CNN to the back row was actually BETTER than they deserved.

HS Science Team Names Rocket After Trump Because It “Conquers All”


Reported 

URL of the original posting site: http://conservativetribune.com/hs-science-team-rocket-trump-epic/

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Part of being the president is hosting all sorts of visitors to the White House. President Donald Trump appeared to have had a blast doing just that with a group of North Carolina students. The high-schoolers, preparing for a national rocketry competition, stopped by to show off their competition-winning rocket that they named after the president himself.

Trump and students from Victory Christian Center School in Charlotte met in the Oval Office on May 12 to discuss the Team America Rocketry Challenge.

“Guess what the name of the rocket is?” Trump said to gathered reporters. “It’s called ‘Trump.’”

“It better work well!” he joked to the students.

When Trump asked why they had named their rocket after him, one student replied, “Simply because it conquers all.”

 

The media did show the meeting in the Oval Office, albeit quite briefly, and most certainly didn’t dwell on it.

The media also didn’t dwell on another important fact: the students were minorities who had been saved from their wretched public schools by a special voucher program in North Carolina that helps low- and moderate-income families afford private school tuition, according to The Charlotte Observer.

Trump has made it quite clear, both through his own words and the appointment of Betsy DeVos to serve as Education Secretary, that he is in favor of voucher programs like the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarships and other programs like charter schools that help break up the failing public school monopolies that trap many low-income students in terrible schools that prevent them from fully realizing their full potential.

Further debunking the media narratives surrounding Trump, watch the video again and take note of how happy and excited most of the students appeared to be to meet with the president, despite constant suggestions from the media that Trump hates minorities and poor people.

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Keep Her In!

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The GOP plan to use Pelosi against the Democrats in the 2018 midterm election.

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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report


Monday, June 26, 2017

For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.

Top Stories
• Supreme Court: Government Can’t Exclude Christian Groups From Programs Just Because They’re Christian
• This Republican May Sabotage the Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood
• Planned Parenthood Permanently Closes Another Abortion Clinic in New Jersey
• Nurse Convicted of Killing 8 People After Euthanizing Nursing Home Patients

More Pro-Life News
• Shocking New Stats Show Abortions Up at Planned Parenthood While Everything Else is Down
• Pro-Abortion AG Will Re-File Bogus Charges Against David Daleiden for Exposing Planned Parenthood
• Abortion Activists are “Terrified” Pro-Abortion Justice Anthony Kennedy Will Retire
• Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Furious That Pregnancy Center Across the Street is Attracting Its Customers
• Controversial Doctors Wants to Sell Three-Parent Babies
• New Netflix Comedy Justifies Abortion: “It’s Not the Right Baby”
• Nonprofit WebSite GuideStar Stops Calling Pro-Life Organizations “Hate Groups.” For Now
• How Can the Women’s Movement be About Abortion When a Majority of Women are Pro-Life?
• Thousands of Doctors Revolt Over UK Plan to Allow Abortions Up to Birth
• California Tries to Force Pregnancy Centers to Promote Abortions
• Texas gives green-light for experimental stem-cell therapies
• Tens of Thousands of Pro-Lifers Expected at Massive Save the 8th Rally for Life in Dublin

Supreme Court: Government Can’t Exclude Christian Groups From Programs Just Because They’re Christian
In a huge victory, the Supreme Court today ruled that government programs can’t exclude Christian groups from them just because they are Christian.

Cl ick to Read at LifeNews.com.


This Republican May Sabotage the Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood
If the Senate bill to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business does not get the 50 votes it needs to pass, here is one probation Republican you can thank.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Planned Parenthood Permanently Closes Another Abortion Clinic in New Jersey
The Planned Parenthood abortion business has closed another clinic, this time in New Jersey.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Nurse Convicted of Killing 8 People After Euthanizing Nursing Home Patients
Elizabeth Wettlaufer, the nurse who confessed to killing 8 people in Woodstock and London Ontario was sentenced to 25 years without eligibility for parole today.

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Shocking New Stats Show Abortions Up at Planned Parenthood While Everything Else is Down
Analysis of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky’s (PPINK) last 10 years of publicly-available, fiscal year annual reports shows major declines at Indiana’s largest abortion business.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Pro-Abortion AG Will Re-File Bogus Charges Against David Daleiden for Exposing Planned Parenthood
California’s pro-abortion Attorney General, Xavier Becerra said his department will submit revised charges against the pro-life advocates who recorded undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood selling the body parts from aborted babies.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

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Abortion Activists are “Terrified” Pro-Abortion Justice Anthony Kennedy Will Retire
On Monday morning, even rumors about the possibility of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy retiring sent the network morning shows into panic mode.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

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Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Furious That Pregnancy Center Across the Street is Attracting Its Customers
It’s been over a month since a Kansas City radio station buckled under pressure from Planned Parenthood and yanked a local pregnancy center’s paid ads from off the air.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

California Tries to Force Pregnancy Centers to Promote Abortions

 
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Supreme Court to Review Case of a Baker Told He Must Bake Gay Wedding Cake


Reported by  Ryan T. Anderson / / June 26, 2017 /

URL of the original posting site: http://dailysignal.com/2017/06/26/supreme-court-review-case-baker-fined-not-baking-gay-wedding-cake/

A lower court ruling had forced Jack Phillips to choose between obeying the government and following his religious beliefs. (Photo: iStock Photos)

Today was a good day for religious freedom at the Supreme Court. In a 7-2 decision, the court upheld religious liberty by saying that a state cannot exclude a church from a public program just because it’s a church. That was the big case at the court.

In a less-noted move, the court also agreed to review (“granted cert” in the legal jargon) a case about religious liberty, free speech, and government coercion to support gay marriage. The case involves Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, and whether he must create wedding cakes for same-sex weddings, even if doing so violates his beliefs. 

The case goes back to 2012, when a same-sex couple received a marriage license in Massachusetts and asked Phillips to bake a cake for a reception back home in Colorado, a state that in 2006 constitutionally defined marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

Phillips declined to create a wedding cake, citing his faith: “I don’t feel like I should participate in their wedding, and when I do a cake, I feel like I am participating in the ceremony or the event or the celebration that the cake is for,” he said.

The couple later obtained a wedding cake with rainbow-colored filling (illustrating the expressive nature of event cake-baking) from another bakery.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint against Masterpiece Cakeshop with the state, alleging violations of Colorado’s public accommodation law.

Administrative Law Judge Robert N. Spencer ruled against the bakery on Dec. 6, 2013, concluding that Phillips violated the law by declining service to the couple “because of their sexual orientation.”

Phillips objected to this characterization and responded that he would happily sell the couple his baked goods for any number of occasions, but creating a wedding cake would force him to express something that he does not believe, thereby violating his freedom to run his business in accordance with his faith.

Phillips is right. As Sherif Girgis and I explain in our new book from Oxford University Press, “Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination,” acting on the belief that marriage is the union of husband and wife does not in itself entail “discriminating” on the basis of sexual orientation. Indeed, part of the problem is that liberals are simply calling anything they disagree with “discrimination.”

This overbroad definition of “discrimination” is part of what creates the problems for the free exercise of religion and free speech. And here a pattern holds: Legally coercing professionals serves no serious need, but works serious harms.

Conservative wedding providers are few and dwindling due to market pressures—and most important, they don’t refuse to serve LGBT patrons. In case after case, bakers have had no problem designing cakes for gay customers for every other occasion. It’s just that an exceedingly small number can’t in good conscience use their talents to help celebrate same-sex weddings by baking a cake topped with two grooms or two brides—or, as in this case, with rainbow filling.

Coercing these cultural dissidents has vanishingly small effects on the supply of products for any given couple, but it impinges seriously on particular vendors’ freedoms of speech, conscience, and religion. If any harm remains in leaving these wedding professionals free, it is only the tension we all face in living with people who disagree with us on the most personal matters.

As Girgis and I explain in our new book, America is in a time of transition. The Supreme Court has redefined marriage, and beliefs about human sexuality are changing. Now, the Supreme Court has the chance to protect the right to dissent and the civil liberties of those who speak and act in accord with what Americans had always previously believed about marriage—that it is the union of husband and wife.

Such a ruling would help achieve civil peace amid disagreement. It would protect pluralism and the rights of all Americans, regardless of what faith they may practice.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ryan T. Anderson/

Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D., is the William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow in American Principles and Public Policy at The Heritage Foundation, where he researches and writes about marriage, bioethics, religious liberty and political philosophy. Anderson is the author of several books and his research has been cited by two U.S. Supreme Court justices in two separate cases. Read his Heritage research.

Bombshell Study: Trump was Right, Noncitizens Kept Him from Winning the Popular Vote


Reported By Onan Coca | June 26, 2017

A bombshell new study seems to lend credence to President Trump’s assertion that but for noncitizens voting illegally, he would have won the popular vote as well as the Electoral College vote.

If you remember, after winning in November, President Trump was immediately attacked for having “lost” the popular vote. In response, the President pointed out that millions of non-citizens likely voted against him and swung the popular vote to Hillary Clinton. The media laughed off the suggestion and painted the President as someone who couldn’t accept the reality that he had lost the popular vote…

Except, it seems that the President has more evidence to support his opinion than the media does to support theirs.

Back in 2014, the Electoral Studies Journal conducted a study that showed that millions of non-citizen voters had cast ballots in 2008 and 2010.

From Investor’s Business Daily (IBD):

The only problem is, a study in 2014 in the online Electoral Studies Journal made a quite similar claim: In the 2008 and 2010 elections, they said, as many as 2.8 million illegal noncitizen votes were cast, “enough to change meaningful election outcomes including Electoral College votes and congressional elections,” said the study, authored by Jesse T. Richman and Gushan A. Chattha, both of Old Dominion University, and David C. Earnest of George Mason University.

The bombshell was this: “Noncitizen votes likely gave Senate Democrats the pivotal 60th vote needed to overcome filibusters in order to pass health care reform and other Obama administration priorities in the 111th Congress.”

While the media ignored this study and refused to give any credence to President Trump’s assertions that non-voters had swung the popular vote away from him, they’ll find it harder to ignore the latest study, which has even more convincing evidence that Trump was right.

Libertarian leaning think tank, Just Facts, has just released their new study that relied on data from a Harvard study sampling tens of thousands of voters and the conclusions may shock you.

Again from IBD:

The findings are eye-opening. In 2008, as many as 5.7 million noncitizens voted in the election. In 2012, as many as 3.6 million voted, the study said.

In 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that there were 21.0 million adult noncitizens in the U.S., up from 19.4 million in 2008. It is therefore highly likely that millions of noncitizens cast votes in 2016.

And it was no accident. Democrats had extensive get-out-the-vote campaigns in areas heavily populated by illegal aliens.

While the data does not “prove” that President Trump would have won the popular vote had we stopped non-citizens from voting, it does provide evidence that he could be right. It also lends more weight to the debate on voter fraud, as it provides a large pool of evidence that the Democrats are wrong and that wide-spread voter fraud is occurring in our elections. We cannot protect our democratic system if we refuse to protect the sanctity of our ballot boxes. It’s time for stringent voter-ID laws to go in effect around the country.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing. He’s also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children. You can find his writing all over the web.

Trump’s Travel Ban Reinstated by Supreme Court


Today, the Trump administration reached a partial victory.  The United States Supreme Court announced there will be a review of the lower court injunctions which are blocking the enforcement of President Trump’s executive order to temporarily stop travel from six Islamic countries.

This means the Court is allowing the ban to go into effect.

Any foreign nationals who lack any “bona fide relationship with any person or entity in the United States,” will be denied entry if they are from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

The court, in a per curiam opinion, left the travel ban against citizens of these six Islamic countries on hold as applied to non-citizens with relationships with persons or entities in the United States:

We now turn to the preliminary injunctions barring enforcement of the §2(c) entry suspension. We grant the Government’s applications to stay the injunctions, to the extent the injunctions prevent enforcement of §2(c) with respect to foreign nationals who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States. We leave the injunctions entered by the lower courts in place with respect to respondents and those similarly situated, as specified in this opinion.

Such formal relationships include: students accepted to US universities and an employee who has accepted a job with a company in the US.

According to Breitbart: The Court wrote that the lower court injunctions, even accepting the First Amendment arguments against the order as likely to succeed, went too far

[T]he injunctions reach much further than that: They also bar enforcement of §2(c) against foreign nationals abroad who have no connection to the United States at all. The equities relied on by the lower courts do not balance the same way in that context. Denying entry to such a foreign national does not burden any American party by reason of that party’s relationship with the foreign national.

The opinion also announced the Court will consolidate the cases from the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Ninth and Fourth circuit, Trump v. Hawaii and Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project, respectively. Both cases found the executive unenforceable as a likely violation of the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment Establishment Clause because the lower courts held it was motivated by an attempt to disfavor Islam.

The Court had requested additional briefing from the parties in both cases earlier this month, signalling they would hear arguments on the case despite the Court going out of its regular term this week. Arguments are expected to be heard when the Court reconvenes in October. Attorney from the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Immigration Law Center are expected to face off against a government team now led by acting Solicitor General Jeffery Wall.

The government had argued in the new briefing that the injunctions had delayed the start date for the 90-day order. This would allow the ban… to remain valid despite having been issued in March.

A dissent from the per curiam decision, written by Justice Clarence Thomas and joined by Justices Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch, would have gone further and stayed the injunctions in their entirety, allowing the travel ban to go fully into effect immediately.

Will the Trump admin see a full victory in October? Time will tell, but for now we need to be thankful for this small victory.

America just took one step towards the safety of its citizens.

The Clarion Project Newsletter for Monday June 26, 2017


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Mueller hires large staff of democrat prosecutors giving critics reason to cry foul.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.

Top Stories
• Elizabeth Warren: “Pro-Life” Just Means You Hate Women
• Lena Dunham Says Abortion “is the Most Basic of All Human Rights”
• Pro-Life Talk at Google HQ Was So Good the Video is Going Viral
• WATCH: MSNBC Host Lies About What the Planned Parenthood Abortion Business Does

More Pro-Life News
• Pro-Life Congressman Steve Scalise Out of ICU After He Was Shot By a Liberal Activist
• Nancy Pelosi Won’t Say Aborting a Baby With Beating Heart “Dishonors God”
• Medical Board Meeting to Determine if Woman Can Abort Her 23-Week-Old Disabled Baby
• Feminist Magazine: We Must Combat White Supremacy With More Abortions
• Catholic Georgetown University Refuses to Say If It Profits From Abortion
• MSNBC Host Complains: Quit Calling Planned Parenthood an “Abortion Factory”
• Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey, Supposed Pro-Life Democrat, Has a 0% Pro-Life Voting Record This Year
• Democrat Politico Complains About Old Democrat Leaders: “This Isn’t a Party, It’s a Giant Assisted Living Center”
• California Bans State Employees From Traveling to Four Pro-Life States, But Going to China is OK
• Judge Says Doctors Can Euthanize Woman With Osteoarthritis
• Disabled Professor: Nazi Euthanasia Program No Different Than Push to Euthanize People Today
• New York Attorney General Wants to Shut Down Pro-Life Free Speech Outside Abortion Clinics

Elizabeth Warren: “Pro-Life” Just Means You Hate Women
Pro-abortion Senator Elizabeth Warren is not happy that Republicans are defunding the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

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Lena Dunham Says Abortion “is the Most Basic of All Human Rights”
Lena Dunham is back, and she has a bunch of her celebrity friends helping her fight for abortion and Planned Parenthood again.

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Pro-Life Talk at Google HQ Was So Good the Video is Going Viral
Pro-life speaker Stephanie Gray is making a big impact after giving a pro-life talk at Google’s headquarters this spring.

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WATCH: MSNBC Host Lies About What the Planned Parenthood Abortion Business Does
MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle did not bother to check her facts Friday when she criticized a pro-life lawmaker who wants to defund the abortion chain Planned Parenthood.

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Nancy Pelosi Won’t Say Aborting a Baby With Beating Heart “Dishonors God”
CNS News put pro-abortion House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on the spot this week, asking her if aborting an unborn baby with a beating heart dishonors God.

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Medical Board Meeting to Determine if Woman Can Abort Her 23-Week-Old Disabled Baby
Another pregnant woman has petitioned the Supreme Court of India to allow her to abort her unborn baby past the 20-week abortion limit.

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Feminist Magazine: We Must Combat White Supremacy With More Abortions
Listen up America! The feminist left wants you to know that the solution to the white supremacy plague, that began when the pilgrims hit Plymouth rock, is more white abortions.

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Dear Media: Here’s Trump’s Epic Economic Records Set In A Mere 4 Months – Is That ‘News?’


Published by ClashDaily.com | June 23, 2017

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The Media (D) is constantly reporting on Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia — but somehow fails to mention this. It’s probably just an oversight.

Did you know…

– The Dow Jones hit a new record high on Monday? Yep. The Dow peaked at 21,535 and closed at 21,467. That was the first time it broke the 21,500 mark in its more than 100 year history.

The Dow daily closing average has risen 17% since Election Day 2016

– Since Inauguration Day, the Dow has risen by 9%

– The records continue to be broken, and it is taking very little time to do so. The first record was November 22 when it hit 19,000 for the first time, but 66 days later it moved 2,000 points above to 21,000. That’s the fastest 2,000 point run in history.

– On February 28, President Trump tied President Reagan’s record of daily growth in 1987 of most closing high days of 12 days in a row.

The US stock market gained $2 trillion in wealth since the election of President Trump

– The S&P 500 broke $20 trillion for the first time in its history

President Donald J. Trump is Making America’s Markets Great Again! So, why isn’t the Media (D) reporting on this? Because it would detract from their non-story of big, bad Russian collusion. 

The Media (D) won’t touch this ever. Why would they ruin a good, unconfirmed narrative of ‘hacking’ an election with actual, hard facts about growth and stability in the markets?

The Media (D) is made up of a bunch of wussies with a Leftist agenda. Do not be like the Media (D).

Fifth Circuit Upholds MS Religious Freedom Bill


Reported by Rob Chambers National Field Director, AFA Action | Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 2:07 PM

Fifth Circuit Upholds MS Religious Freedom BillGreat news! The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (federal court in New Orleans) upheld the Mississippi “Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act” or HB 1523

This bill was introduced and passed in the MS Legislature in 2016 and signed by Gov. Phil Bryant. Tim Wildmon, AFA President, interviewed Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant earlier this week about the Fifth Circuit’s decision. Listen to that short conversation here.

AFA’s contention is that this legislation was necessary due to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges decision which created a constitutionally protected right to same-sex marriage in every state.  The court’s ruling failed to protect people and entities which hold religious beliefs on marriage and sexuality that conflict with the government’s enforcement of the right to same-sex marriage.

AFA strongly believes that legislation was necessary to prevent government (in this case state) bureaucrats and courts from denying tax benefits, government funding and licenses, school accreditation, and employment or otherwise infringing on the religious rights of Christians simply because we believe the Bible teaches that marriage is only between one man and one woman and that a person’s gender is defined by biology at birth and is unchangeable.

Examples are numerous as to why this law is necessary.  Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran was fired from his public sector job for writing a men’s Bible study (on his own time) that affirmed marriage as between one man and one woman.  Barronelle Stutzman was sued by the state of Washington for declining to participate in a homosexual wedding.  Faith based adoption agencies have been forced to stop serving orphans in need of homes because the policies of these agencies require homes with a married mother and father. Gordon College of Massachusetts was threatened with loss of accreditation due to its embrace of orthodox Christianity.

The protections the Fifth Circuit upheld in HB 1523 include:

  • Protecting Christians from being legally forced to participate in a wedding ceremony between two homosexuals.
  • Preventing of the State of Mississippi and local governments therein from violating the conscience of individuals or entities who affirm marriage as being only between a man and a woman.
  • Protection of a person’s conscience from state and local government persecution if that person affirms that sexual identity is biologically fixed at birth.
  • Protection of faith-based adoption agencies from government persecution if the agency chooses to place children only in homes of a mother and father.
  • Protection of religious schools and other non-profit religious groups from the governmental threat of losing their tax-exempt status. 

Religious freedom has been under assault in our country, especially against Christians. This decision is another reason to give thanks to the Lord today! AFA thanks our friends at the Alliance Defending Freedom for taking this case up on behalf of the people of Mississippi.

The Clarion Project Newsletter for Friday June 23, 2017


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Leading From Behind

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Nancy Pelosi has been dragging down the democratic party for years, is it time to let her go?

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LifeNews.com Pro-Life News Report


Thursday, June 21, 2017

For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.

Top Stories
• Senate Unveils New Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz, Repeal Obamacare
• Cecile Richards Comes Unglued After Senate Unveils Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood
• Trump Admin Strongly Opposes UN Resolution Supporting Abortion
• Susan G. Komen Affiliate Shutting Down, Saw Donations Drop After Funding Planned Parenthood

More Pro-Life News
• Planned Parenthood Spent $734,760 Losing Congressional Race to It’s Foe Karen Handel
• Girl Dies After Operation Trying to Correct Her Disabilities So Her Mother Would Finally Love Her
• Hey Democrats: You Might Win More Elections If You’d Stop Killing Your Voters in the Womb
• Family Watches in Agony as Woman Taken By Ambulance From Planned Parenthood After Botched Abortion
• Mentally Ill Patients are Being “Executed” Under Dutch Euthanasia Law
• MSNBC Host Complains: Quit Calling Planned Parenthood an “Abortion Factory”
• “Catholic” Pro-Abortion Group Runs Ad Claiming Pro-Life Catholics “Discriminate” Against Women
• Cecile Richards Wants Trump to Visit a Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic, So He Can be Lied To
• Horrible Mix-Up: Hospital Allegedly Gave Abortion Drug to Mom of Twins and One of Her Babies Dies
• Nonprofit WebSite GuideStar Calls Dozens of Pro-Life and Conservative Organizations “Hate Groups”
• 47 Groups Sign Letter Demanding End to Johnson Amendment So Churches Have Free Speech
• Premature Baby Born at 24 Weeks Weighed Just 1 Pound, But Now He’s Thriving

Senate Unveils New Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz, Repeal Obamacare
Senate leaders today unveiled their new bill to repeal Obamacare and the legislation will defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

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Cecile Richards Comes Unglued After Senate Unveils Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood
Cecile Richards is coming unglued after the Senate today unveiled its legislation to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

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Trump Admin Strongly Opposes UN Resolution Supporting Abortion
In a huge change from the pro-abortion regime of Barack Obama, the Trump administration is taking pro-life values to the United Nations.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com.

Susan G. Komen Affiliate Shutting Down, Saw Donations Drop After Funding Planned Parenthood
The breast cancer foundation Susan G. Komen for the Cure continues to suffer after its highly-politicized decision to continue supporting the abortion chain Planned Parenthood several years ago.

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Planned Parenthood Spent $734,760 Losing Congressional Race to It’s Foe Karen Handel
Money can’t buy everything. And, whether the media will report it or not, America’s largest abortion provider is proving to be a damning campaign financer.

Click to Read at LifeNews.com

Girl Dies After Operation Trying to Correct Her Disabilities So Her Mother Would Finally Love Her
A Russian reality TV show took a heartbreaking turn when a girl with disabilities died on an operating table, hoping that fixing her deformities would make her mother love her.

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Hey Democrats: You Might Win More Elections If You’d Stop Killing Your Voters in the Womb
Democrats keep puzzling about why they are losing so many elections, but they do not seem to want to hear the answer that so many people are giving: abortion.

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Family Watches in Agony as Woman Taken By Ambulance From Planned Parenthood After Botched Abortion
As a man and a very young girl paced in the parking lot of a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Bremerton, Washington, two ambulances and a fire unit responded to a medical emergency that appeared to involve their loved one.

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Nonprofit WebSite GuideStar Calls Dozens of Pro-Life and Conservative Organizations “Hate Groups”

 
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What Black Young Man Did To White Old Man Is Shocking!


Published by ClashDaily.com | June 22, 2017

URL of the original posting site: http://clashdaily.com/2017/06/black-young-man-white-old-man-shocking/

He didn’t think about the cameras first, he just did it. It’s nice to have a good news story to report for a change. Someone snapped a pic of this young guy in the mall, helping an old guy who was having some trouble.

Alonzo Johnson stopped and decided to help a frightened elderly man down an escalator in a Massachusetts shopping mall last week. But the 23-year-old could never have predicted that his simple, random act of kindness would win him the praise of thousands of people online. Johnson said he didn’t know anyone was watching him when he asked the 83-year-old man if he needed any help at the Holyoke Mall at Ingleside last Thursday.

We could use 10,000 more like him. It would go a long way to putting aside those petty differences Obama helped magnify over the last 8 years.

Trump Considers High Tech Border Wall, Complete With Solar Panels


Reported By Andrew West | June 22, 2017

Donald Trump may have been stymied a bit on the start date for construction of his all-too important border wall, but that hasn’t stopped the President from pushing innovation for the project.

The so-called “resistance” to President Trump has caused a bit of a traffic jam in Washington D.C., as leftists and their protégés continue to oppose and deny The Donald in every possible scenario for no other reason than his republican status.  It’s petty and childish, sure, but that has been the way that democrats have operated for years.  The only difference now is the unacceptable ferocity with which these leftist lunatics are opposing him.  Death threats, mock assassinations, shooting at congressmen…It’s enough to slow down any administration for a few months.

Trump, for what it’s worth, has not given up on his campaign promises to the American people in the face of this asinine adversity.  Instead, the President has now revealed a possible solution to finding support for his promised border wall, and, while he’s at it, a little slice of energy independence from foreign sources.

“President Trump is considering building the wall between the U.S.-Mexico border out of solar panels, according to remarks he made in Iowa Wednesday evening.

“‘We are thinking of something that’s unique. The southern border — lots of sun, lots of heat. We are thinking about building a wall as a solar wall. So it creates energy. And pays for itself,’ Trump said to cheers from the crowd at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

“‘I think we can make it look beautiful too. It would really look beautiful. That would be nice,’ said Trump.

“Trump quipped that the solar installation would cost Mexico ‘much less money.’”

Trump’s proposal will certainly irk the left, as it calls into question their own opposition to the wall.

Democrats have constantly fought against the idea of large corporate anything, including the global companies that control the world’s oil supplies.  This has turned energy independence and renewable resources into a pet project of the American leftist.  In this case, however, Donald Trump is bridging a gap, across the aisle, in order to compromise.  Trump will get his border wall, protecting Americans from the peril of unchecked human traffic between the U.S. and Mexico and create a bit of energy independence for Americans.  It’s “America First” at its finest, yet it will be difficult mental gymnastics for the left to oppose the idea.

Try as they may, democrats can no longer thoughtfully oppose the border wall should the President incorporate this sort of energy-creating circumstance.  Well played, Prez.

Colorado Teachers Get Firearm Training, Will Be Armed in Future


Reported By Andrew West |  June 22, 2017

The argument by many is that “gun free” school zones do nothing to deter the criminally-armed from committing whatever heinous acts they wish.  After all, they are criminals who are not concerned with any sort of legal obstacle to their expressed purpose.  The lack of firearms on school campuses only serves to enhance the efficiency of their horrific schemes, as victims are forced to rely purely on the ability of first responders to arrive, assess, and arrest the assailant before the damage can be done.

One possible solution has risen above them all, in terms of common sense and efficacy:  Arming teachers.  A well-trained teacher could mean the difference between life and death in these incidents, not to mention that the deterrent effect of having this simple safeguard in place would prevent a great number of school shooters from even attempting their day of rage.

Now, as Colorado prepares to arm their own educating populace, many are heading to the gun range for specialized training.

“Over a three-day session, 17 school personnel will be taught at a Weld County range near Denver on how to become ‘armed first responders.’

“They will be taught by the ‘Faculty Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response’ group or FASTER, for short.

“The ‘FASTER’ group was founded in response to the devastating 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

“They say the training won’t replace police, but it will help ‘stop school violence rapidly.’ The program also teaches medical aid.”

Colorado, of course, has a dark history of modern mass shootings, with two of the most prominent American examples occurring within the state.

  • In 1999, the modern school shooting was born in Columbine, Colorado, as two high school students planned and executed a massive takeover of their campus in which they shot and killed 13 members of the school and then themselves.  For many Americans, the Columbine Massacre, as it became known, was the first such incident of its kind, sparking a debate over how best to prevent any future similar incidents.
  • Thirteen years later, James Holmes entered a packed movie theater in Aurora, Colorado carrying several firearms, and began indiscriminately firing into a crowd of Batman fans.  This incident saw 12 killed merely 22 miles from Columbine.  Holmes was arrested at the scene without putting up a fight.

In both cases, a “good guy with a gun” would have easily been able to limit the damage done by the perpetrators.

NK Drone Found in SK Woods


URL of the original posting site: http://conservativetribune.com/nk-drone-found-woods/

A North Korean drone was recently discovered on a mountain near the demilitarized zone in South Korea, pointing to the ever increasing tension on the peninsula. The South Korean military said the drone found earlier this month was confirmed to have been from North Korea and described it as a “grave provocation” that violated the Korean War truce, Reuters reported.

The drone apparently crashed as it  was returning to the North. It was equipped with a camera that contained at least 10 aerial photographs of a U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system located in the southern region of South Korea, South Korean officials said in a briefing, the U.K. Express reported.

A South Korean official of the Joint Chiefs of Staff office, Jeon Dong-jin, said, “The intrusion of our airspace by the North Korean drone and photographing of a military base is a violation of the Armistice and an agreement on non-aggression and is an act of grave provocation.”

“We strongly condemn the North’s continued attempts at penetrating the South with drones and once again, demand all acts of provocation are halted,” he added.

He also said if the authoritarian state continues to provoke South Korea, the military would forcefully retaliate.”

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This is not the first time North Korea has sent drones over the demilitarized zone.

In January, South Korea fired shots at a drone that ventured over the border. Before that, North Korean drones were discovered in South Korea in 2014.

Pyongyang is said to have 300 to 400 drones in its arsenal and has recently claimed that drones carrying biological, chemical weapons could strike Seoul within one hour.

From missile launches to drones, North Korea’s continued provocations are a threat to the entire globe and must be stopped.

H/T U.K. Daily Express

Trump Wins Over 3 Tech CEOs in Private Meeting


URL of the original posting site: http://conservativetribune.com/amazon-google-apple-ceos/

The CEOs of Apple, Google and Amazon offered praise for Donald Trump after a meeting with the president at the White House on Monday, Breitbart reported. According to The Hill, the meeting was a brainstorming session for Jared Kushner’s Office of American Innovation, which seeks in part to modernize the federal government through technology.

The session was attended by a number of tech industry CEOs — including Google’s Eric Schmidt, Apple’s Tim Cook and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos — as well as roughly two dozen business experts. In the aftermath of the meeting, the three CEOs came out with praise for the president.

“I’m absolutely convinced that during your administration there is going to be a huge explosion of new opportunities because of the platforms that are getting built in our industry,” Google’s Schmidt told the president.

Schmidt said that “huge” growth due to entrepreneurship, immigration and skilled workers was “going to happen soon during your leadership.” Schmidt was far from the only one predicting growth. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos praised the administration’s emphasis on information technology for improving government and saving taxpayers money, saying that Trump’s presidency could be the “innovation administration.”

“I think you guys are already headed that way,” Bezos said. However, he said there needed to be more emphasis on artificial intelligence.

“I think it would be impossible to overstate this, is that the United States needs to — in every way at every level — be working on machine learning and artificial intelligence,” he said. “That can be used in every part of government to improve the services that government provides to citizens.”

Apple’s Tim Cook also offered support for the administration’s efforts to streamline government.

“The U.S. should have the most modern government in the world, and today it doesn’t,” Cook said. He advocated a citizen-centric focus for how the federal government works.

“The government should be focused on its citizens, and the services of the government should be measured on how pleased the citizens are with receiving its services,” Cook said.

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He added that learning how to code for computers should be “a requirement” in America’s public schools: “We have a huge deficit in the skills that we need today, vs. the skills that are there,” he said.

It’s worth pointing out that none of these individuals are on the Trump train. According to Newsweek, Bezos and Cook both openly opposed the president’s travel ban and Google filed an amicus brief in the case. Google also opposed President Trump’s reversal on the Obama administration’s guidance on transgender bathroom policy for public schools.

An administration official said that Monday’s meeting was just the start of the administration’s technology initiative.

“This is just the beginning of a multiyear process,” the official said.

“The problems we are looking at in the Office of American Innovation are not quick fixes,” they added. “These are things that are going to require years to really make significant progress on. Our systems are in some cases 10 to 20 years out of date, so we’re not going to fix that in one day. But we have to start now. And this day we believe will be a significant one in terms of generating ideas and potential solutions to some of the problems.”

Needless to say, the left wasn’t happy about the meeting. A liberal group called Tech Solidarity urged employees to force CEOs to boycott the meeting.

“This meeting doesn’t have to happen. Tech employees have the power to stop it,” the group said in a statement. “We’ve learned in the last six months that there is no clean way to do business with the Trump Administration. The President does not respect boundaries or institutions. You are either for him, or against him. That decision doesn’t belong to our CEOs; it belongs to us as an industry.”

That clearly doesn’t seem to have worked.

Today’s Politically INCORRECT Cartoons


Above and Beyond

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After being out spent 7 to 1, GOP Candidate Karen Handel still managed to pull out a win against non-resident Ossoff.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

For pro-life news updated throughout the day, visit LifeNews.com.

Top Stories
• Court Dismisses Bogus Charges Against David Daleiden for Exposing Planned Parenthood
• Pro-Life Advocate Karen Handel Who Took on Planned Parenthood Wins Congressional Election
• Catholic Church Stops Renting Building to Abortion Activists for Planned Parenthood Conference
• She Took the Abortion Pill But Her Baby Miraculously Survived: “God Had Other Plans”

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• A Hospital is Holding This Boy Hostage, Won’t Let His Parents Seek Treatment Elsewhere
• Catholic Fordham University Hosts Workshops With Euthanasia Group Promoting Assisted Suicide
• Outdoor Clothing Company Patagonia Funds Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
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Court Dismisses Bogus Charges Against David Daleiden for Exposing Planned Parenthood
In a huge victory, a California court today dismissed almost all of the criminal charges abortion activists filed against the pro-life advocates who recorded undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood selling the body parts from aborted babies.

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Pro-Life Advocate Karen Handel Who Took on Planned Parenthood Wins Congressional Election
The woman who took on Planned Parenthood and tried to stop the Komen Breast Cancer organization from funding the abortion business won a special congressional election last night.

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A Hospital is Holding This Boy Hostage, Won’t Let His Parents Seek Treatment Elsewhere
Ten month old Charlie Gard is very sick, but he has two awesome champions–his mom, Connie, and dad, Chris, without whom he most certainly would be dead.

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Catholic Fordham University Hosts Workshops With Euthanasia Group Promoting Assisted Suicide
Catholic pro-life advocate Patty Knap works hard to raise awareness about the growing push to legalize assisted suicide in the United States.

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Outdoor Clothing Company Patagonia Funds Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
An outdoor clothing company known for touting environmental causes gave big donations to Planned Parenthood to support abortion and population control, its tax documents reveal.

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Good News: Wounded Pro-Life Congressman Steve Scalise Is Getting Better
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) continues to get better, according to MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

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New Book, The Trial of Kermit Gosnell, Describes Shocking Details About the Abortion Industry

 
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Trump Team Sends Gifts To Students Who Had Yearbook Photos Censored


URL of the original posting site: http://conservativetribune.com/trump-team-makes-epic-move/

A couple weeks back a report broke that three students from Wall High School in New Jersey had their pro-Trump T-shirts censored in the school’s yearbook.

“It was photoshopped,” one of the three students, Grant Berardo, told a local newspaper. “I sent it to my mom and dad, just like, ‘You won’t believe this.’ I was just overall disappointed. I like Trump, but it’s history, too. Wearing that shirt memorializes the time.”

After the story went viral, President Donald Trump sent a letter to at least two of the students — brother and sister Wyatt and Montana Debrovich-Fago — thanking them for standing up for their convictions.

“It is more important than ever that we, as Americans, stand up for our beliefs and hopes for a better country,” he wrote. “And, as you know, it takes courage to do. But, the freedom of expression should never go out of style — let’s not forget that!”

Included with the letter was some campaign merchandise that Wyatt later posted pictures to social media of himself wearing.

On Monday, the president shared two photos on his own Facebook page — one of the letter he sent the kids, and the other of Wyatt with his gear.

Check out the post below:

It’s unclear if Grant also received a letter and merchandise.

But what is certain is that Grant, Wyatt and Montana’s willingness to take a stand worked. Local school district superintendent Cheryl Dyer confirmed in a letter to parents last week that new yearbooks would be issued, according to  the Asbury Park Press.

In a letter to parents, Dyer listed what she called “intentional” problems with the yearbook that required it to be reissued. Several clearly intentional, such as the Trump image censorship; in others, the intent was unknown. Regardless, the school’s yearbook adviser was suspended shortly after the incident became public.

“I do not believe that it is possible to create a yearbook of 248 pages, thousands of pictures, names and lines of text and have it be error free,” she said, according to the newspaper. “That being said, I cannot allow the intentional change that was not based on dress code to be ignored.

“I am the chief school administrator in this district and I take responsibility for the actions of those who are employed here,” she continued. “Therefore, I have determined that a re‐issuance of the yearbook is necessary.”

Excellent.

Kudos to Grant, Wyatt and Montana. Not only did they force their school to fix its error, but they even earned the attention of the president of the United States. How many other kids their age can say they’ve done the same?

Democrat Senators Ready to Limit the First Amendment because of Threats of Violence from Liberals


Reported By Onan Coca | June 21, 2017

If you  listen carefully to the Democrat leaders on Capitol Hill you can hear the whispers of fascism creeping in to their normal everyday conversation. The ease in which Democrats discuss the idea of restricting the First Amendment rights of their constituents should drive fear into the hearts of all Americans, but that simply doesn’t seem to be happening.

On Tuesday, the Senate held hearings on Free Speech and how the current campus climate is stifling the First Amendment rights of many students, teachers, and citizens. During the hearings the Senate heard from some prominent professors who argued that the attacks on free speech that we’re seeing across the country can have a deadly serious affect on other areas of civil life. Weakening one of our “God given” rights, could quickly lead to the erosion of other rights. The professors also admitted that every right has its limits, and speech is limited by the threat that could be posed by said speech. (Think of the old argument about shouting “fire” in a crowded theater.) However, they argued that this limit could not be imposed on speakers by others who disagreed with their speech (often called “the heckler’s veto”), because this was the very essence of the First Amendment. Sadly, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and other Democrats (including Dick Durbin) did not seem to agree as they argued that threats posed by opponents of certain speech must also be taken into account when deciding whether or not speech was permissible.

After reading the First Amendment out loud, Feinstein said,

Legal expert, Professor Eugene Volokh disagreed arguing:

“There are of course times, as Senator Feinstein pointed out, that the University isn’t trying to suppress speech because it finds it offensive but because enough people who are willing to stoop to violence find it offensive that there is then the threat of a violent reaction to such speech. But I tend to agree with Senator Cruz’s view that that kind of a heckler’s veto should not be allowed.

“The question was asked ‘When you have a set group of people who come to create a disturbance, what do you do?’ I think the answer is to make sure they don’t create a disturbance and to threaten them with punishment, meaningful punishment, if they do create a disturbance. And not to essentially let them have their way by suppressing the speech that they are trying to suppress.

“One of the basics of psychology that I think we’ve learned, and all of us who are parents I think have learned it very first hand, is behavior that is rewarded is repeated. When thugs learn that all they need to do in order to suppress speech is to threaten violence then there’ll be more such threats from all over the political spectrum. And I think the solution to that is to say that the speech will go on and if that means bringing in more law enforcement and making sure that those people who do act violently or otherwise physically disruptively that they be punished.”

While Volokh made stunningly simple and clear argument, Senators Durbin and Feinstein continued to push back, arguing that the threat of violence from protesters was enough to shut down speech on campus or anywhere else where violence was threatened.

Feinstein continued Durbin’s argument by saying that sometimes the danger posed is greater than the capability of the school or local authorities to handle. Volokh countered that when the police could no longer control threats of violence or lawbreakers our society would indeed be in a perilous place. Feinstein continued to press the Professors by wondering if they expected schools to always be prepared to deal with protests and threats? The professors argued that yes, schools should always accommodate speech, particularly when invited by students of that school and for credible reason. Can we also just add, that when a school schedules a speech that might be controversial, it’s really not that difficult for the school to coordinate with local authorities to provide for student and campus safety.

 

Sadly, Feinstein just never seemed to understand that if you allow the hecklers to shut down free speech… then free speech is functionally dead.

Professor Frederick Lawrence: I think the way to start with this is with a strong presumption in favor of the speech, particularly if it’s speech that’s coming from a student group who has invited somebody.

Feinstein: No matter how radical, offensive, biased, prejudiced, fascist the program is? You should find a way to accommodate it.

Professor Lawrence: If we’re talking about the substance of the program, not the danger and credible threats but the substance of the program, then yes.

Folks, if the Democrat leaders can’t seem to grasp the concept of free speech how are their followers ever going to get it? If this hearing is indicative of the Democrat Party today… our nation is in very big trouble.

Here’s the entire hearing – Volokh on free speech starts about 1:10:00 into the video and Feinstein jousts with Professor Lawrence at about 1:46:00.

Thankfully, not everyone in the room was a Democrat. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) delivered a short statement that cut to the heart of the matter explaining that free speech is important and that it must be defended at all cost.

“The Best Solution For Bad Ideas And Speech, Is Better Ideas And Speech.”

Conservative Review put together some of Cruz’s best moments from the hearing:

In his opening statement during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “The Assault on the First Amendment on College Campuses,” Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, offered a robust defense of free speech, criticizing colleges and universities that have “quietly rolled over” to intolerant and bullying liberal student bodies.

“If universities become homogenizing institutions that are focused on inculcating and indoctrinating rather than challenging, we will lose what makes universities great,” Cruz said. “The First Amendment is about opinions that you passionately disagree with and the right of others to express them.”

“College administrators and faculties have become complicit in functioning essentially as speech police – deciding what speech is permissible and what speech isn’t,” Cruz said. “You see violent protests … enacting effectively a heckler’s veto where violent thugs come in and say ‘this particular speaker, I disagree with what he or she has to say. And therefore, I will threaten physical violence if the speech is allowed to happen.”…

“What an indictment of our university system,” Cruz declared. “If ideas are strong, if ideas are right, you don’t need to muzzle the opposition. You should welcome the opposition. When you see college faculties and administrators being complicit or active players in silencing those with opposing views, what they are saying is they are afraid.”

“They are afraid that their ideas cannot stand the dialectic, cannot stand opposition, cannot stand facts or reasoning, or anything on the other side. And it is only through force and power that their ideas can be accepted.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing. He’s also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children. You can find his writing all over the web.

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