The Border Policy Debacle — Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste

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Democrats will hold the line, seeing the crisis on the border as a political opening to loosen immigration policy and grow their voter constituency pipeline.  ~

Mark Alexander   ~   

“The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respectable Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges, if by decency and propriety of conduct they appear to merit the enjoyment.” —George Washington

When Donald Trump announced his candidacy on 16 June 2015, he made economic growth, fair trade, and border security/immigration reform the centerpieces of his campaign. In his now-familiar brash New York bravado, he declared, “I will build a great wall ― and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me ― and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall…

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Biggest Media Miss Of Trump’s Presidency

A NewsBusters report found that: “From January 20, 2017 (Inauguration Day) through March 21, 2019 (the last night before special counsel Robert Mueller sent his report to the Attorney General), the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts produced a combined 2,284 minutes of ‘collusion’ coverage.”

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By Jarrett Stepman ~

After over two years of speculation and endless media coverage, the Mueller report arrived with a dud.

This is, without a doubt, the biggest media miss of the Trump presidency.

The fact is that after nonstop allegations and insinuations that Trump was a Manchurian candidate and a puppet of the Putin regime, there appears to be no evidence whatsoever to back up those claims.

This, after devoting almost endless airtime to the issue.

A NewsBusters report found that: “From January 20, 2017 (Inauguration Day) through March 21, 2019 (the last night before special counsel Robert Mueller sent his report to the Attorney General), the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts produced a combined 2,284 minutes of ‘collusion’ coverage.”

Mainstream networks spent almost three minutes every night for 791 days on this topic alone.

And it wasn’t just broadcast networks who ran with this narrative. Axios reported…

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The Coup, Phase Two: Taking Trump Down

In short, the conspirators were Barack Obama (with whom the plan originated), Hillary Clinton and her DNC operatives, former FBI DirectorJames Comey and his high-ranking co-conspirators, former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, former CIA Director John Brennan, who repeatedly asserted Trump was guilty, and a cast of less-corrupt characters.

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“Time to investigate the Obama officials who concocted and spread the Russian conspiracy hoax.”  ~

 “No compact among men … can be pronounced everlasting and inviolable, and if I may so express myself, that no Wall of words, that no mound of parchment can be so formed as to stand against the sweeping torrent of boundless ambition on the one side, aided by the sapping current of corrupted morals on the other.” —George Washington (1798)

The special counsel’s investigationof President Donald Trump’salleged collusion with Russia to influence the 2016 election has concluded. Attorney General William Barr released to Congress his “principal conclusions” regarding Robert Mueller’s nearly two-year probe, noting most succinctly: “The Special Counsel’s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016…

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3 Takeaways From Trump’s Energy Budget Proposal

We can’t ignore the numbers when talking about the federal budget. Twenty-two trillion dollars in the hole is a scary place to be, and President Donald Trump’s budget proposes some good steps toward climbing up and out.

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By Katie Tubb ~

We can’t ignore the numbers when talking about the federal budget. Twenty-two trillion dollars in the hole is a scary place to be, and President Donald Trump’s budget proposes some good steps toward climbing up and out.

“Congress needs to build on the helpful cuts the president has proposed for the Energy Department,” writes Katie Tubb. (Photo: Pete Saloutos/Getty Images)

But when we’re talking about the Department of Energy’s budget, there’s a lot more to be said.

Congress can’t balance the federal budget just by cutting the Energy Department’s $35.5 billion budget. But it can address the real mission creep of government into the everyday lives of Americans.

The Energy Department has routinely implemented policies that distort free competition and choice.

Take, for example, energy efficiency standards set by the department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The decisions Americans make about their showers, ovens…

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Radical Matt Taibbi On Russiagate: ‘Death Blow For The Reputation Of The American News Media’

Taibbi concluded: “Being on any team is a bad look for the press, but the press being on team FBI/CIA is an atrocity, Trump or no Trump. Why bother having a press corps at all if you’re going to go that route?” As if Taibbi has never “been on a team”? Did he look at all the covers of Rolling Stone during his tenure?

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By Tim Graham ~

The establishment media is being roasted from the Right AND from the Left as the Russiagate conspiracy — as a criminal conspiracy/impeachment vehicle — has collapsed. Leftist author and former Rolling Stone political writer Matt Taibbi is well known for roasting right-wingers with overwrought personal attacks. But he’s drawing notice — even from Brian Stelter today on Reliable Sources — for roasting the media under this headline: 

It’s official: Russiagate is this generation’s WMD.

The Iraq war faceplant damaged the reputation of the press. Russiagate just destroyed it

Taibbi began with a dramatic announcement: “Nobody wants to hear this, but news that Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller is headed home without issuing new charges is a death-blow for the reputation of the American news media.”

That can be argued both ways — their reputation has been tainted for a long time, and yet, they are the…

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The Fake News Narrative on Trump, Charlottesville, and Christchurch

Again, Trump made it very clear he was not calling neo-Nazis and white nationalists “very fine people,” and declared “They should be condemned totally.” When asked in a follow up question if he was referring to them as fine people, he reiterated, “No. No.”

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Revisiting Trump’s comments after Charlottesville because of media misinformation about Christchurch.  ~

In the aftermath of the recent mass murder in New Zealand, predictably, leftist politicos like Sen. Richard “Stolen Valor” Blumenthal (D-CT), and Leftmedia outlets like CNN, endeavored to link the assault toDonald Trump. They insist his “failure to condemn racists” after the Charlottesville murder in August 2017 proves he sympathizes with them.

The fake news narrative is that Trump called the racists “very fine people.”

For the record, let’s debunk that lie and restate exactly what President Trump actually said.

Assessing the violence, Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas noted, “Other groups [opposing the racist factions] began amassing along the street and in the park. Gradually, the crowd sizes increased along with aggressiveness and hostility of attendees toward one another. … We did have mutually combating…

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NY Times Reporter-Turned-Columnist David Leonhardt: ‘Trump Encourages Violence’

The Times is engaging in one of its periodic freakouts over Trump’s rhetoric, trying to locate a surge in hate crimes that it can blame on the president. It’s part of the paper’s pattern of seeing anti-Semitism and other “hate crimes” solely on the right, actual evidence to the contrary notwithstanding.

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By Clay Waters ~

Former New York Times Washington Bureau Chief David Leonhardt’s Monday column came right out and said it: “Trump Encourages Violence.”

The online deck of headlines expanded on that sledgehammer point: It Isn’t Complicated: Trump Encourages Violence: “He doesn’t deserve blame for any specific attack. He does deserve blame for the increase in white-nationalist violence.”

The Times is engaging in one of its periodic freakouts over Trump’s rhetoric, trying to locate a surge in hate crimes that it can blame on the president. It’s part of the paper’s pattern of seeing anti-Semitism and other “hate crimes” solely on the right, actual evidence to the contrary notwithstanding. The column’s text box stated: “He deserves some blame for rising white-nationalist attacks.” This is the central argument:

It isn’t very complicated: The man with the world’s largest bully pulpit keeps encouraging violence and white nationalism. Lo and…

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President Of Third-Place News Network: Fox Has Done ‘Tremendous Damage’ To America

Put aside for a second the attacks on Fox primetime hosts, who are offering facts that liberals hate, not just opinions. By Zucker Logic, By that logic, everyone at NBC News “chose” to work for the network that made Donald Trump a national TV star, and everyone at NBC News “chose” to work for a network that tolerated Matt Lauer’s sexual abuse of employees. Does that sound fair?

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By Tim Graham ~

Matt Wilstein at the Daily Beast chronicled how CNN boss Jeff Zucker “unloaded” on Fox News in an interview at the trendy leftist South by Southwest Festival in Austin with Vanity Fair media writer Joe Pompeo. The latest topic was the Democrats refusing to let Fox News host a presidential debate.

“I think the consternation about this is a little misplaced,” he said. “They don’t have to give one to CNN, they don’t have to give one to NBC. They have no obligation to give one to Fox.” Calling Fox a “propaganda” outlet, Zucker said, “I think the question should be, is Fox state-run TV or is the White House state-run government by Fox TV?”

As for Fox News’ response singling out its more legitimate news anchors, Zucker (pictured) said, “They chose to work at Fox and they don’t get to hide behind the fact that…

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The House Impeachment Subterfuge to Obstruct MAGA

Fully ignored by the Leftmedia and yet fully ensnared within the Democrats’ political crossfire are the American people, whose jobs and income prospects will fall victim to the Demos’ politically induced recession — the direct result of having thrown economic confidence and prosperity under the bus in order to attack a sitting U.S. president.

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Democrats’ “Hate Trump” Phase 2 plan — the impeachment obstruction of the MAGA agenda — is now underway.  ~

Mark Alexander   ~   

“I suppose, indeed, that in public life, a man whose political principles have any decided character and who has energy enough to give them effect must always expect to encounter political hostility from those of adverse principles.” —Thomas Jefferson (1808)

Game on!

Democrat Party leaders are doing everything they can to derail Donald Trump’s successful “Make America Great Again” agenda and prevent any further success ahead of the 2020 election. Their win-at-all-costs tactics include seeding an economic recession by angling for impeachment, which will undermine all the economic confidence indexes.

Phase 1 of their plan was winning back the House on their “Hate Trump” platform — as they had and have nothing else to offer. Unfortunately, with the help of hundreds of…

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Get Trump!

The socialists don’t love Hillary Clinton, but they knew they could manipulate her, and use her to further their long-term goals. Trump has interfered in the inevitable bending of the arc of history toward social justice.

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As I’m sure you know by now, gentle readers, Congressional Democrat/socialists are going all out on a Trump fishing expedition.  “Fishing expedition” because there is no evidence of any crime Mr. Trump may have committed, certainly not as president.  There is no reason to believe he has committed a crime, but Democrats, afflicted with self-induced Trump Derangement Syndrome, driven by debilitating hatred and a self-righteous determination to overturn the will of the American people for daring to vote for the wrong person, just know Mr. Trump is guilty of something, and they’re going to move heaven and earth to find it. If they can’t, they’ll just make something up, and the Media, their propaganda arm, will gladly help.  Scott Morefield writes at Townhall.com:

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