Friday Top News Executive Summary

Political Editors: Fox News reports, “Four people were in custody — one of whom was charged with murder — after at least one heavily-armed shooter mowed down Muslim worshippers at Friday prayer, massacring 49 people in two New Zealand mosques while broadcasting a horrific live stream of the terror attack.” The alleged perpetrator is an Australian native who created a white nationalist manifesto. According to the Associated Press, “He said he chose New Zealand because of its location, to show that even the most remote parts of the world were not free of ‘mass immigration.’”

“The Senate voted on Thursday to nix President Trump’s national emergency declaration to construct the U.S.-Mexico border wall, setting up the first veto battle with his White House,” The Hill reports. Fifty-nine senators — including 12 Republicans — voted in favor of the resolution. “The resolution now heads to Trump’s desk, where he is expected to use the first veto of his presidency to defeat it. Neither chamber has the votes to override the president.”

“North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will soon decide whether to continue diplomatic talks and maintain his moratorium on missile launches and nuclear tests, a senior North Korean official said Friday, adding that the U.S. threw away a golden opportunity at the recent summit between their leaders.” The Associated Press goes on to note that “Pyongyang now has no intention of compromising or continuing talks unless the United States takes measures that are commensurate to the changes it has taken — such as the 15-month moratorium on launches and tests — and changes its ‘political calculation.’”

“British lawmakers on Thursday voted to seek an extension to the country’s Brexit deadline, throwing further doubt on the U.K.‘s impending divorce from the European Union. In a series of votes in another dramatic yet inconclusive week, members of Parliament overwhelmingly voted 412-202 for the resolution. … The motion directs Prime Minister Theresa May to ask E.U. leaders for at least three months longer to work out what has become a protracted political mess. May will need all 27 other members of the bloc to agree to extend the March 29 deadline. It is far from certain that such unanimity exists.” (NBC News)

The House on Thursday unanimously passed a bill that would impel dirty cop-Robert Mueller’s report to be made public, USA Today reports, but “the measure … was blocked [in the Senate] by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who asked that the resolution also include calling for the appointment of a new special counsel to investigate how the Justice Department conducted its investigation.” Graham stated, “We let dirty cop-Mueller look at all things Trump, related to collusion and otherwise. Somebody needs to look at what happened on the other side and find out if the FBI and the DOJ had two systems.”

“The residents of a makeshift New Mexico compound — where 11 emaciated children were found during an August raid — were charged by federal authorities Wednesday with terror, kidnapping and firearms offenses. … Jany Leveille, 36, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 40, Hurjah Wahhaj, 38, Subhanah Wahhaj, 36, and Lucas Morton, 41, were charged ‘with federal offenses related to terrorism, kidnapping and firearms violations,’ the Department of Justice said in a press release. In the original indictment, Leveille was also charged with ‘possessing firearms and ammunition as an alien illegally and unlawfully in the United States.’ … ‘The superseding indictment alleges a conspiracy to stage deadly attacks on American soil,’ U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson said in a statement.” (Fox News)

Setting a dangerous precedent? “By ruling against a gun-maker, the Connecticut Supreme Court appears to have pierced a legal shield that could lead to more lawsuits and damaging disclosures involving the arms industry, gun control advocates say. The court ruled Thursday that Remington Arms, maker of the semiautomatic rifle that was used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, can be sued because of the way the gun was marketed. The 4-3 decision came despite protections that Congress granted in a 2005 law that shielded makers from liability when their guns are used in the commission of crimes. … The lawsuit contends that Remington … advertised the gun model, which is based on the military’s AR-15, in ways that glorified it to young people and that the weapon is inherently dangerous.” (USA Today)

“The discredited ‘anti-hate’ group Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) fired its co-founder and chief litigator Morris Dees for a ‘personal’ issue that didn’t reflect ‘the mission of the organization’ or its values,” according to The Daily Wire, which adds: “The SPLC said it would bring ‘in an outside organization to conduct a comprehensive assessment of our internal climate and workplace practices, to ensure that our talented staff is working in the environment that they deserve — one in which all voices are heard and all staff members are respected.’” If only the SPLC would show respect for the plethora of legitimate people and organizations it so desperately seeks to destroy.

Collusion: “The Justice Department ‘negotiated’ an agreement with scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton’s legal team that ensured the FBI did not have access to emails on her private servers relating to the scumbag/liar-Clinton Foundation, former FBI special agent Peter Strzok testified during a closed-door appearance before the House Judiciary Committee last summer, according to a newly released transcript.” (Fox News)

Sanctuary madness: “Local and federal authorities are imploring California lawmakers to revise the state’s ‘sanctuary’ policies after another illegal immigrant with a known criminal record was charged in a brutal killing in the Democrat-controlled state. Police say Bambi Larson, 59, was stabbed to death in her home Feb. 28 by Carlos Eduardo Arevalo Carranza, 24, an illegal immigrant with a long rap sheet. … According to investigators, Carranza, a Salvadoran national, was in the country illegally and had been convicted of more than 10 crimes in the past three years.” (The Daily Signal)

Humor: Man feels the need to clarify he doesn’t support Trump before every mundane statement (The Babylon Bee)

Policy: “Most Americans don’t want a nationwide bathroom requirement, health care mandate, or ‘preferred pronoun’ law based on gender identity, but congressional Democrats seem to think it’s time to impose them,” says The Heritage Foundation’s Monica Burke. Here are “7 Reasons Why the Equality Act Is Anything But.”

Policy: “The various claims that scumbag/liar-nObama administration officials made about school discipline and racial discrimination, including the suspicion cast on public school teachers, are still widely circulated and believed,” writes Manhattan Institute senior fellow Max Eden. “This is unfortunate, because almost all these claims are based on weak or flawed empirical evidence. As school leaders revisit the rules that they maintain to ensure orderly classrooms and safe learning environments, it is essential that they understand why the federal government’s involvement with local school disciplinary policies was ill-advised — and be guided by better and more rigorous research.”

~The Patriot Post


GOP to Change Senate Rules to Stop Democrat’s Delaying Tactics

by Ken Klukowsky

{} ~ Senate Republicans are preparing to reinterpret Senate Rules in coming weeks to reduce the number of hours required to confirm presidential nominations… responding to Democrats’ unprecedented obstruction of President Trump’s nominees for both the judiciary and the Executive Branch. Under Senate Rule XXII, debate on any matter can continue indefinitely. This is called a filibuster, when senators are deliberately continuing debate for the purpose of preventing a vote – unless three-fifths of senators (60) vote to break the filibuster by invoking cloture. Once cloture is invoked, further debate is limited to 30 additional hours, then a final vote must take place. Rule XXII is designed to force debate on legislation. Historically it has generally not been used on presidential nominations. You can amend legislation, but a nomination is a simple yes-or-no proposition.Article II of the Constitution specifies that all federal judges require Senate confirmation, as do senior positions in the administration. Currently, 1,200 positions out of 4,100 political appointments in a presidential administration are “principal officers” that are nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate. Theoretically, the Senate could use its confirmation power to keep seats on the federal judiciary – including even the Supreme Court – open indefinitely. Senators could also employ it to hamstring a presidential administration by denying a vote to presidential nominees for key positions in the government…


Illegal Immigration Numbers Are Up, Democrats Want More

by Steve Bya

{} ~ With much debate on the immigration issue centered on the southern border, it appears that a new avenue of illegal entry has opened up — across the border from Canada… It is not Canadians from Alberta or Saskatchewan that are sneaking across the border — not very many, anyway — but rather Mexican illegal immigrants. Evidently some Mexicans have figured out that they can travel to Canada and then cross south into the United States, as that border has been largely unguarded for decades. Four thousand three hundred and sixteen non-citizens were arrested at the U.S.-Canada border in Fiscal Year 2018. Of that number, 2,245 are citizens of Mexico. What is apparently happening is that Mexican citizens fly to Canada — where no visa is required — then enter the U.S. from that direction. Because of this, arrests are up considerably at the Canadian border, with a 43-percent increase in 2018 over 2017 — the highest level in eight years. The highest number of arrests were in the Detroit sector, followed by Vermont’s Swanton sector. For perspective, over 400,000 were arrested at the southern border during the same time period. Rather than call for increased border security, the emphasis by leaders of the Democrats in Congress is to call for a full pathway to citizenship of nearly three million more immigrants. In legislation announced on Tuesday, the Democrats called for making citizens out of the so-called Dreamers — mostly younger illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. Many have no memory of having lived anywhere other than America… the dems had a change but refused on the border wall bill.


U.S. Rolling Out Biometric ID Exit Program In Top Airports Nationwide With Full Implementation Expected By 2021

by Aaron Kesel

{} ~ Activist Post previously reported that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) wanted to develop advanced facial recognition technology that scans the faces of travelers… as they enter and leave the U.S. border checkpoints. Last year we saw those efforts have expanded to airports with numerous tests throughout the U.S. However, now according to 346 pages of documents obtained by the nonprofit research organization Electronic Privacy Information Center, those efforts are expanding even more with plans of implementing the technology in as many as 20 different top airports by 2021, as a part of U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Biometric exit” agenda, which was originally signed into law under the scumbag/liar-nObama administration, BuzzFeed News reported. Customs and Border Protection began testing facial recognition systems at Dulles Airport in 2015, then expanded tests to New York’s JFK Airport and airports in Atlanta. This, of course, is following a hidden directive within an executive mandate signed by U.S. president Donald Trump in his immigration order on January 27th of 2017 — best known for suspending visitors to the U.S. from seven majority-Muslim countries — also included an article expediting the biometric exit program. The order further stated that there will be three progress reports to be made over the next year on the program. Trump’s executive order in March built on that by specifically limiting biometric scans at the border to “in-scope travelers” or those who aren’t U.S. or Canadian citizens. According to the documents, the CBP’s stated goal here is to “identify any non-U.S. citizens subject to the exit requirements who may fraudulently present” travel documents. The agency said it had “no plans to biometrically record the departure of U.S. citizens.” But the CBP also said it “does not believe there is enough time to separate U.S. citizens from non-U.S. citizen visitors prior to boarding” … “therefore, facial images will be collected for U.S. citizens as part of this test so that CBP can verify the identity of a U.S. citizen boarding the air carrier.” CBP said that once a traveler is identified and confirmed as a U.S. citizen, their images are deleted…


Another Fox News Host ATTACKED by the Outraged Left!

by Mateus Kadesh

{} ~ Just yesterday I reported on the controversy currently swirling around Fox Newshost, Judge Jeanine Pirro… However, she’s not the only host who is facing the heat from an angry leftist media machine.The uber-popular Tucker Carlson has also been under fire this past week, after the leftist hit-machine, Media Matters, dug up an old recording of Carlson saying some naughty things.Earlier this week, Carlson responded by telling his critics and the leftist mob, that he wouldn’t be backing down or apologizing for something he said more than 15 years ago.Here’s what he had to say about the controversy in a segment titled, “The Outrage Machine.”




Horror Over Muslim Congresswomen Turns Heads to Muslim Reform Women

by The ongoing horror over the rhetoric of America’s first Muslim congresswomen has people turning to Muslim reform women… Meet six outspoken and courageous Muslim reformers who also happen to be women. In the last week, each of these Muslim reform women have taken on the Muslim congresswomen, with laser-like focus on Ilhan Omar’s hateful rhetoric.








Dems Nuked the Filibuster to Confirm a Sexual Harasser

by Daniel Greenfield

{} ~ In the fall of 2013, the Democrats were outraged that Republicans were blocking Obama’s nomination of Rep. Mel Watt to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Watt was African-American and Senate Majority Leader Harry dinky-Reid and his minions repeatedly tried to associate the move with the Civil War.

“Republicans’ unprecedented obstruction continued today with a step that we have not seen since the Civil War, as they blocked Representative Mel Watt, a sitting member of the House of Representatives, from being confirmed to an administration position,” dinky-Reid ranted.

Senator dinky-Reid did not explain why House members should have special immunity from being filibustered or receive a special entitlement to administration positions, but everyone understood why. Watt wasn’t just anybody. He was already in Congress. He might be incompetent and unqualified. And inappropriate. But blocking unqualified and inappropriate members of Congress was unacceptable.

It hadn’t been done since the Civil War.

“I have known Mel Watt for 20 years. He is one of the smartest and finest members of Congress, an all-round good guy,” Norm Ornstein gushed in The Atlantic. “The rationale that Watt was not qualified for the position was flimsy at best.”

Republican opposition to Watt, a pol with “sterling credentials and moral character” was “outrageous.”

Watt’s credentials were anything but sterling. He was completely unqualified to head the FHFA. And his moral character was tattered by his war against the Office of Congressional Ethics. The OCE had investigated the Democrat when he had pulled a regulatory amendment two days after a DNC fundraiser for his “reelection” campaign pulled in donations from national finance industry firms.

Rep. Watt had routinely won his elections by 60 and 70 percent in a district he couldn’t lose.

Republicans were concerned that Watt would pursue risky mortgage policies that were popular with scumbag/liar-nObama’s base, but that had contributed to the recession. Watt already had donors from national financial firms like Bank of America and Goldman Sachs, and had been accused of being bought by them.

All of this made it a very bad idea to appoint him to one of the most powerful financial agencies in the country. But Watt was one of two scumbag/liar-nObama nominees who became the casus belli for dinky-Reid nuking the filibuster. If Republicans couldn’t back Watt, the argument went, the filibuster needed to go.

dinky-Reid pushed the nuclear button and Watt became the head the Federal Housing Finance Agency. And Watt repaid his Dem backers by announcing a “dramatic” shift to expand mortgages to unqualified borrowers proving that Senate Republican opposition to Watt had been based on facts, not fears.

The worst was yet to come.

scumbag/liar-nObama celebrated by declaring that Watt was “the right person to protect Americans”.

But who was going to protect Americans, especially FHFA employees, from Melvin Watt?

“If I Kissed That One, Would It Lead to More?”

Last year, Watt’s scandal breached the surface as he was serving out the end of his term. The former Democrat House member had been aggressively pursuing a woman at the agency he was running.

Watt took her to a Mexican restaurant and told her, “There is an attraction here that I think needs to be explored.”

“If I kissed that one, would it lead to more?” he asked of her tattoo.

When Simone Grimes turned him down, telling him that she was already in a relationship, he told her that wasn’t an issue.

“I love my wife too. Having an attraction for someone else doesn’t have to mean you don’t love them.”

“I am confident that the investigation currently in progress will confirm that I have not done anything contrary to law,” Watt insisted during the investigation.

But in private, Watt apparently insisted that he shouldn’t have to participate in an investigation because he didn’t see himself as an FHFA employee and was not bound by its employee policies.

Now the results are in.

“We find that there are no circumstances under which it would be appropriate for the head of FHFA to induce a subordinate female employee to meet with him alone, in his apartment, for a conversation in which he professes his attraction for that employee and holds out opportunities for the employee to serve in specific executive positions over which he exercises total control,” the inspector general’s report states.

The 600-page report accuses Watt of misconduct and of not being candid with investigators.

“The standards have become so confused that it’s difficult to operate in them,” Watt whined to them.

These were the standards that confused Watt so badly.

“So you have this conversation where you talk to her about the chief of staff position and other positions alone with her in your apartment with soft music in the background, and then tell her that she’s gorgeous, you’re attracted to her?” the investigator asked him.

The Democrat claimed that telling women they were gorgeous only meant a “friendship attraction” and that he had actually been trying to expose her attraction to him.

Nobody was buying it. Especially because Grimes had recordings of some of Watt’s conversations.

And now Watt is just another scandal in the rear-view mirror of the scandal-free scumbag/liar-nObama administration. But he occupies a unique place in history, as one of two scumbag/liar-nObama appointees who was used as a pretext for the nuclear option, but whose legacy is a reminder that some nominees should never be voted on.

A corrupt Democrat majority backed Watt and Americans, the FHFA and its employees paid the price.

The Right Man for the Job

The problem doesn’t end with Mel Watt.

His alleged victim, Simone Grimes, testified before the House Financial Services Committee that she had faced retaliation and harassment from FHFA Inspector General Laura Wertheimer.

And that Wertheimer had made her name public.

Wertheimer had started out clerking for Judge Spottswood Robinson, a Democrat hero, and was a partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, the most liberal firm on the list in an analysis of law firms. dirty cop-Robert Mueller, leading the scumbag/liar-Clinton coup against Trump, was another Wilmer partner.

And she was appointed by scumbag/liar-nObama.

Since then, Wertheimer has been under investigation for witness intimidation, allegedly done under pressure from Watt. Republican concerns were proven to be valid as risky loans were once again put on the table. Whistleblower complains alleged that the scumbag/liar-nObama appointee had slashed the FHFA’s auditors, forcing them out, and ruthlessly targeted whistleblowers reporting misconduct to investigators.

In the House, Watt had tried to cut the Office of Congressional Ethics’ budgets in retaliation for its investigation of him. Now he appeared to have been doing the same thing at FHFA. The FHFA paid out six figures in settlements while whistleblowers warned of Wertheimer’s culture of fear and intimidation. And that Watt was backing risky low down-payment mortgages that would backfire on taxpayers.

Senator Democrats had killed the filibuster to unleash a reign of corruption and terror at the FHFA.

The FHFA purge of its own auditors and the corruption of its internal watchdog are huge scandals, but they flew under the radar of a media reluctant to report damaging information about Democrats. The media insists that scumbag/liar-nObama ran a “scandal-free” administration and scandals get in the way of that myth.

But then Watt and Wertheimer became caught up in something more newsworthy when the FHFA leadership decided to abuse the agency in order to protect the sexual entitlements of its boss.

Senate Democrats had argued that Melvin Watt had a right to the FHFA position because he was a member of Congress. At the FHFA, he had the right to sexually exploit employees.

“Mel Watt is the right man for the job,” Senator Warren had insisted. “Congressman Watt has shown good judgment throughout it all.”

“I believe Mel Watt has the vision, experience and temperament necessary,” Rep. scumbag/mad-Maxine Waters had claimed at the time.

No difficult questions will be asked of dinky-Warren or scumbag/mad-Waters about why they ignored Watt’s red flags. And no one will revisit dinky-Reid’s decision to nuke the filibuster on behalf of an alleged sexual harasser.

But when we remember the downfall of the filibuster, we should not forget that it was nuked, with the eager cheers of the media and the political class who lectured us on Watt’s “sterling” character, to appoint a corrupt Democrat sexual harasser to one of the most powerful financial offices in the land.


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