.Friday Top Headlines

by Media Editors: U.S. gains 157,000 jobs in July as unemployment falls to 3.9% (MarketWatch)

Underdog Bill Lee, the one who didn’t go negative and spent the least, surges to decisive win in Tennessee GOP gubernatorial primary (Fox News)

Good news for the GOP, Hispanics are boosting Trump’s poll numbers (The Washington Times)

Black pastor: Trump “probably going to be … most pro-black president that we’ve had in our lifetime” (CNS News)

Naturally: California suing to block rollback of liar-Obama auto-emission standards (National Review)

Trump officials sound alarm on Russian meddling, vow to fight back (Fox News)

Despite the drama, Trump’s Helsinki performance has forced a tougher U.S. policy against Moscow (Washington Examiner)

U.S. issues new warning to Europe: End business with Iran or face harsh sanctions (The Washington Free Beacon)

Man arrested for threatening Steve Scalise in voicemails (National Review)

How “woke”: New York Times hires left-wing writer with long history of racist tweets … against whites (The Federalist)

Illegal immigrants say Facebook discriminates against them (The Washington Times)

Good news: Pew survey: Americans pray more than citizens of any other wealthy nation (National Review)

Humor: Millennial drops support for socialism after learning how hard it is to get avocado toast in Venezuela (The Babylon Bee)

Policy: The consequences of Philadelphia’s ICE decision (The Daily Signal)

Policy: America’s Turkey problem finally comes to a head (National Review)

~The Patriot Post



Dumba**’: Orrin Hatch Sounds Off on dummycrats-Democrats’ Kavanaugh Obstruction

by Cortney O’Brien

{ townhall.com } ~ It takes a lot to get Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) to swear on Capitol Hill, but he has had it with his dummycrats-Democratic colleagues’ behavior… toward President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Senators are heading down “duma** road” on their obstructionism, Hatch charged on Thursday, according to CNN’s Manu Raju. Hatch’s frustration with his friends across the aisle comes after Senate Minority Leader Chuck clown-Schumer said they’d fight Kavanaugh with “everything they’ve got” and other dummycrats-Democrats refused to even offer Kavanaugh a meeting. Some dummycrats-Democrats say they are concerned that Kavanaugh will not keep President Trump in check. They’ve come to that conclusion after reading some of his past writings and speeches. clown-Schumer even tried to prove that the nominee would’ve let Richard Nixon “off the hook” because of a comment the nominee once made, but that theory was quickly put to rest by Carrie Severino, who pointed out that Kavanaugh has heralded United States v. Nixon, the 1974 case that required President Nixon to turn over the subpoenaed Watergate recordings. Kavanaugh said that Supreme Court decision was an example of judicial “backbone” and one of the “greatest moments in judicial history.”…You dummycrats-Democrats let liar-nObama off the hook.   https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2018/08/02/duma-orrin-hatch-sounds-off-on-kavanaugh-obstruction-n2506178?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad


Trump moves to weaken liar-nObama auto emissions rules

by Josh Siegel

{ washingtonexaminer.com } ~ The Trump administration moved Thursday to replace strict liar-nObama-era fuel efficiency standards for vehicles with weaker ones… claiming that less stringent mandates would make cars more affordable and safer. The Environmental Protection Agency, with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said that the preferred outcome of the administration’s proposed plan would freeze fuel-efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions targets at 2020 levels through 2026, instead of raising them each year as previously required. This approach could prevent 1,000 fatalities from crashes annually, and save Americans an average of roughly $2,340 on every new vehicle purchased, the administration claims. A proposal by the two agencies, which jointly administer the corporate average fuel economy, or CAFE, program, lays out eight options for new national fuel-economy standards for model years 2021-2026, with the freeze being its recommended action. “We are delivering on President Trump’s promise to the American public that his administration would address and fix the current fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards,” EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a statement Thursday. “Our proposal aims to strike the right regulatory balance based on the most recent information and create a 50-state solution that will enable more Americans to afford newer, safer vehicles that pollute less. More realistic standards can save lives while continuing to improve the environment.”… https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/energy/trump-administration-proposes-weakening-obama-auto-emissions-rules-citing-cost-and-road-deaths?utm_source=WEX_Breaking%20News%20Alert_08/02/2018&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WEX_Breaking%20News


Prosecutors have ‘every intention’ of calling Rick Gates to testify in Manafort trial

by Melissa Quinn

{ washingtonexaminer.com } ~ Federal prosecutors said Thursday they have “every intention” of calling Rick Gates, Paul Manafort’s right-hand man… to testify during Manafort’s trial. The revelation from prosecutor Greg Andres comes less than 24 hours after another member of the government’s team told the courtroom that Gates may not testify. Gates is expected to be the star witness of Manafort’s trial, and the possibility of him not appearing shocked the courtroom Wednesday. Manafort’s lawyers have attempted to blame Gates for attempting to defraud banks and dodge taxes, and have warned the jury he is not to be trusted. The jury convened Thursday morning for the third day of Manafort’s trial in Alexandria, Va. He is facing 18 counts of tax and bank fraud, and has pleaded not guilty…  https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/courts/prosecutors-have-every-intention-of-calling-rick-gates-to-testify-in-manafort-trial?utm_source=WEX_Breaking%20News%20Alert_08/02/2018&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WEX_Breaking%20News


3-D Plastic Gun Hype Misfires

by Daniel John Sobieski

{ americanthinker.com } ~ Gun control advocates have one word for us: plastics… But unlike the advice given to Dustin Hoffman’s character in The Graduate, they are advising us not of the bright future for the material, but of its mortal threat to our existence. First, we were warned that plastic straws will doom sea life and the planet. Now we are told that, while waiting for your seafood dinner, someone is likely to burst into the restaurant and kill you with a 3-D printed gun. We don’t have flying cars just yet, but we do have the ability to “print” 3-D objects from blueprints and drawings using special equipment. Hysteria greeted the announcement that one company would be allowed to publish downloadable blueprints for a gun: Eight states are filing suit against the Trump administration over its decision to allow a Texas company to publish downloadable blueprints for a 3D-printed gun, contending the hard-to-trace plastic weapons are a boon to terrorists and criminals and threaten public safety. The suit, filed Monday in Seattle, asks a judge to block the federal government’s late-June settlement with Defense Distributed, which allowed the company to make the plans available online. Officials say that 1,000 people have already downloaded blueprints for AR-15 rifles. “I have a question for the Trump Administration: Why are you allowing dangerous criminals easy access to weapons?” Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, a dummycrats-Democrat, said in a statement Monday. “These downloadable guns are unregistered and very difficult to detect, even with metal detectors, and will be available to anyone regardless of age, mental health or criminal history.”…  https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/08/3d_plastic_gun_hype_misfires.html


Meet commie-Sarah Smith: Another Young Female dummycrats-Democratic Socialist Hoping to Unseat

Incumbent dummycrats-Dem

by Leah Barkoukis

{ townhall.com } ~ If you thought commie-Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old dummycrats-Democratic Socialist running for Congress, was an anomaly, think again… Meet commie-Sarah Smith, the 30-year-old dummycrats-Democratic Socialist who is working to unseat dummycrats-Democratic Rep. Adam Smith in Washington’s 9th Congressional District. commie-Smith fashions herself as another commie-Ocasio-Cortez, believing in abolishing ICE, single-payer healthcare, open borders and government-funded college, to name a few issues—and she hopes this platform will help her defeat 11-term incumbent dummycrats-Democratic Rep. Adam Smith and Republican challenger Doug Basler. commie-Smith sat down with Fox News’s Bill Hemmer on Wednesday to discuss her campaign and platform, which the host thanked her for since invitations to commie-Ocasio-Cortez to appear on the network have gone unanswered. Hemmer started by asking commie-Smith how much her platform will cost, to which the dummycrats-Democratic Socialist argued that single-payer healthcare will save taxpayers “a lot of money.”…Every knows in America nothing is free. Someone has to pay for it.  https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2018/08/02/meet-sarah-smith-another-young-female-democratic-socialist-hoping-to-unseat-incumbent-dem-n2506012?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad


Is Illegal Immigration Moral?

by Terence Jeffrey

People who willfully break the immigration laws of the United States are also breaking the moral law — because they are breaking just laws. They are not victims; they are victimizers.

Among those harmed by their lawbreaking: U.S. workers and U.S. taxpayers (including legal immigrants), and foreign nationals currently living abroad who long to immigrate to the United States but would never consider violating the laws of this country to do so.

Another victim: respect for the law itself, which is an indispensable public virtue in a free country.

No nation in history has been as generous to immigrants as the United States. In the last 30 years on record (1987 through 2016), according to data published by the Department of Homeland Security, America has granted legal permanent resident status to 29,784,138 aliens.

That is more people than live in any state except California. In fact, the 29,784,138 people to whom the United States gave legal permanent residency in the last 30 years outnumber the combined populations of Arkansas, Nevada, Mississippi, Kansas, New Mexico, Nebraska, West Virginia, Idaho, Hawaii, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Montana, Delaware, North Dakota, Alaska and Vermont.

Those 18 states — which account for 36 of the 100 members in the United States Senate — were populated by only 29,607,309 people last year, according to the Census Bureau.

People from all regions of the world are welcome to legally immigrate to the United States. In 2016, for example, legal immigrants from Asia (462,299) and Africa (113,426) outnumbered those from Europe (93,567).

Nor does the United States shut its doors to those fleeing persecution. This nation granted legal permanent resident status to 120,216 refugees in 2016 and 37,209 asylum seekers.

But when someone illegally crosses the border with the intention of illegally staying in the United States — or deliberately over stays a visa for that same purpose — they are committing only the first in an inevitable series of illegal acts.

dummycrats-Democratic Sen. Charles clown-Schumer of New York has done an excellent job explaining this.

On May 21, 2013, the Senate Judiciary Committee met to “markup” an immigration reform bill. This bill would have granted an eventual amnesty to millions of illegal aliens by giving them “registered provisional immigrant” status as a stepping stone to legal permanent residency.

As this column noted at the time, Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa offered an amendment to the bill that would have required an illegal immigrant applying for RPI status to disclose “all the names and Social Security account numbers that the alien has ever used to obtain employment in the United States.”

clown-Schumer argued adamantly that the committee must reject Grassley’s amendment.

The man who is now the dummycrats-Democratic Senate leader argued then that it was unreasonable to expect people living illegally in the United States to remember all the Social Security numbers and identities they had forged.

“It’s just totally impracticable,” clown-Schumer said. “When people are living in undocumented status, there are times, I suppose, when they’ve made up identities, made up Social Security numbers,” clown-Schumer said. “How are they going to remember all that and are we going to delay RPI status?”

“We all know when they lived in the shadows, they had to forge documents, forge Social Security numbers, et cetera,” clown-Schumer said.

“I just don’t see how, when you’ve lived here 10 years, and you’ve had many different identities, many different numbers, you’re going to remember them all,” said clown-Schumer.

In a January 2017 interview with the Spanish newspaper El Pais, Pope Francis noted the legitimacy of national borders.

“Can borders be controlled?” the pope asked, according to the English-language version of El Pais.

“Yes,” he said, “each country has the right to control its borders, who comes in and who goes out, and those countries at risk — from terrorism or such things — have even more of a right to control them, but no country has the right to deprive its citizens of the possibility to talk with their neighbors.”

The United States not only allows its citizens to talk with our neighbors, it allows those neighbors to legally immigrate here in large numbers.

But the pope’s statement needs some qualification: A tyranny — such as North Korea — does not have a right to stop people from fleeing its borders to escape injustice. But the government of a free nation like the United States — acting to protect the liberty, security and prosperity of its people (both immigrant and native-born) — does have a right to stop people from illegally entering or illegally overstaying a visa. Those who violate that right are committing a wrong.

~The Patriot Post



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