Friday Top News Executive Summary

Media Editors: The March jobs numbers are heartening, to say the least. In February, the economy saw the addition of an alarmingly low 33,000 jobs. In March, however, CNBC reports that payrolls jumped to 196,000. Wage gains grew by 0.14% and the headline unemployment rate remains 3.8%.

On Thursday, President Donald Trump announced, “We’re going to give [Mexico] a one-year warning and if the drugs don’t stop or largely stop, we’re going to put tariffs on Mexico and products, in particular cars. And if that doesn’t stop the drugs, we close the border.” This negates, for now, the economic impact of an immediate shutdown while giving the U.S. time to evaluate Mexico’s willingness to take effective measures.

According to testimony by former Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan: “Today, 60 to 65 percent of those illegally crossing are family units and minors, and because of our broken laws and policies, those individuals are allowed into the country. So let’s do the math. One million this year anticipated. That’s means we’re going to release 650,000 individuals into this country that are going to remain here indefinitely. This makes the current crisis in my opinion the worst we’ve ever experienced.”

Democrats are trying hard now to incriminate Attorney General William Barr, a ploy to which the Justice Department responded: “Given the extraordinary public interest in the matter, the Attorney General decided to release the [dirty cop-Robert Mueller] report’s bottom-line findings and his conclusions immediately — without attempting to summarize the report — with the understanding that the report itself would be released after the redactions process. The Department continues to work with the Special Counsel on appropriate redactions to the report so that it can be released to Congress and the public.”

The Washington Post says, “The White House could attempt to block the release of President Trump’s tax returns to Democrats,” which is perfectly understandable given the Democrats’ persistent witch hunt.

Unsurprisingly, Jussie Smollett has ignored Chicago’s reimbursement deadline related to its investigation of Smollett’s hate-hoax, which prompted the city yesterday to begin initiating a lawsuit to recoup investigatory expenditures. Meanwhile, other reports suggest Smollett will get his “Empire” job back.

Reuters reports that “Trump plans to nominate former pizza chain executive and Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board, where he will help set interest rates for the world’s biggest economy.” Assuming all goes according to plan, Cain will sit alongside Stephen Moore, who is also being nominated by Trump to join the board.

The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact has procured another member. The New Mexico governor this week signed off on a bill that circumvents the Electoral College by utilizing the popular vote. “States that have passed similar legislation … now represent 189 electoral votes,” according to The Daily Caller. “The compact could become official when that number hits 270, enough votes to elect the president of the United States.”

Welfare reform: “More than 750,000 people, many among the nation’s poorest, would likely lose their food stamps this year under a new rule proposed by the Trump administration. The proposed rule aims to make more able-bodied adults work for government aid by placing limitations on a state’s ability to waive the current employment requirement for recipients.” (The Hill)

“Rejecting a plank of President Donald Trump’s foreign policy, the House on Thursday invoked never-before-used powers to demand that his administration withdraw support from the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The Senate passed the same resolution in March with bipartisan support. Trump is expected to issue a veto of the measure, his second as president, and Congress does not have the votes to override him.” (Associated Press)

Humor: The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything endorse commie-Bernie Sanders (The Babylon Bee)

Policy: Why China’s intellectual-property theft is a concern for national security (The Daily Signal)

Policy:The implications of closing the U.S.-Mexico border (American Action Forum)

~The Patriot Post


scumbag-Schiff’s Biggest Collusion Lies EXPOSED

by Matt Palumbo

{ } ~ As those who’ve followed the spygate story remember, in February of last year Devin Nunes released a widely anticipated 4-page memo known as the “Nunes Memo”… that alleged Christopher Steele’s scumbag/liar-Clinton and DNC funded dossier was instrumental in justifying surveillance of Trump campaign member Carter Page. The Memo alleged, among other things, that the FBI didn’t disclose the political origins of the dossier as their source when requesting a warrant from a FISA court. In response, scumbag-Adam Schiff released a memo of his own attempting to rebut Nunes. “The Democratic response memo released today should put to rest any concerns that the American people might have as to the conduct of the FBI, the Justice Department and the FISC,” scumbag-Schiff said in a statement at the time. “Our extensive review of the initial FISA application and three subsequent renewals failed to uncover any evidence of illegal, unethical, or unprofessional behavior by law enforcement and instead revealed that both the FBI and DOJ made extensive showings to justify all four requests.” Blessed with the power of hindsight over a year later, we can prove that scumbag-Schiff’s memo was jam-packed with falsehoods he didn’t think would be exposed. scumbag-Schiff’s memo repeats the myth that it was George Papadopoulos responsible for sparking the FBI’s investigation into the Trump team. He also falsely claims that Steele’s research didn’t even reach the FBI until seven weeks after they opened their investigation…


Hannity predicts release of ‘extraordinarily damning’ evidence of FBI, DOJ ‘Russiagate’ corruption

by Capitol Hill is bracing for a collusion bombshell after Fox News host Sean Hannity said his sources tell him “extraordinarily damning” evidence of alleged corruption within the FBI, the Justice Department, and senior members of the Democrat Party, may soon be released… Hannity predicted that Congress will be issuing “criminal referrals” targeting federal officials. During interviews with Rep. Mark Meadows (R-OH) and Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz on Monday, Hannity predicted the declassification of “buckets” of incriminating information linked to the origins of the Russia investigation. He was very specific: There are going to be criminal referrals issued this week by former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes. There are going to be — the president, I interviewed last week — there will be the FISA applications released. There will be FBI 302s released, and there will be Gang of Eight material. We’ve identified five buckets of information that will be extraordinarily damning. I know that to be the case, based on all of my sources. President Trump announced last Wednesday that he plans to release the full, unredacted Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) warrant applications that were used to spy on the Trump campaign in 2016. According to conservatives, those warrants were obtained through the introduction of an unverified dossier collected by Democrats and the scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton campaign to discredit Trump ahead of the 2016 election…


Change Social Security to a Program of Ownership

by Star Parker

{ } ~ I have been an advocate for years of changing our Social Security system to a program of ownership rather than government taxing and spending… To those walking around with the idea that Social Security is some kind of pension in which you have been investing for years—forget it. Current retirees get their money from payroll taxes paid by those currently working. It’s a government tax-and-spend program. The problem is that because Americans are living longer (good news) but having fewer children (bad news), the number of working Americans per retiree keeps shrinking. The only way to keep the program going is raising taxes or cutting benefits as the worker-to-retiree ratio continues to shrink. The liberal Left continue to push their radical agenda against American values. D-Day, when the whole thing is now projected to collapse, according to Social Security trustees, is 2034—just 15 years away. Revenues projected for that year will cover only 79 percent of the funds needed for payout to retirees. Keeping the finances in balance will require a 21% benefit cut, a 27% tax increase, or some combination…


The Option of Reoccupying Gaza is Still on The Table

by Tovah Lazaroff

{ } ~ Israel has not ruled out the option of reoccupying Gaza, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday morning in an interview with KAN news… “All the options are still on the table, including entering Gaza and occupying it, out of consideration of what is best for Israel,” he told the radio station. “But that is the last option and not the first.” Netanyahu spoke about his policy regarding the Hamas-ruled enclave of two million Palestinians just before he left for Moscow on Thursday. Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005 and Hamas kicked the Palestinian Authority’s ruling Fatah party out of Gaza in 2007 in a bloody coup. Netanyahu explained to KAN news the complex balancing act Israel tries to uphold with regard to Gaza, where it has the firepower to militarily crush Hamas, but has concluded it would be a mistake to do except as an option of last resort. Israel hasn’t recaptured Gaza, because once it does, it would have to continue to hold onto that territory and Israel doesn’t want to rule the two million Palestinians there, Netanyahu said. The other option would be to hand the Gaza Strip to another country so it could take charge of that territory – and no one else has volunteered, he added. When he first entered office, Netanyahu said he had hoped that another power would want to take charge of Gaza. “I had hoped that we would find someone who would take it,” he said. “I have spoken with many Arab leaders about this possibility” but “no one wanted to do this.”…


Ted Cruz threatens legal action against Yale Law School for policy that ‘blacklists Christian organizations’

by Jerry Dunleavy

{ } ~ Sen. Ted Cruz is opening an investigation into Yale Law School for what he claims is discrimination against students with “traditional Christian views” and threatened legal action if they do not cooperate… The Texas Republican sent a letter, dated Thursday, to Yale Law School Dean Heather Gerken notifying her that he will investigate a new law school policy which Cruz said stems from “unconstitutional animus and a specific discriminatory intent both to blacklist Christian organizations and to punish Yale students whose values or religious faith lead them to work there.” Cruz believes that Yale’s policy change could deny financial assistance to students based on the religious affiliation of the organization for which they choose to work. Cruz warned Yale “the investigation may include a subpoena… or a referral to the Department of Justice for action against the school” and said that the letter was “notice of Yale’s obligation to take reasonable steps to retain all … information relevant to this investigation and potential litigation.” Earlier this year, a conservative group promoted a conservative speaker on campus, prompting a backlash from a number of liberal groups. One of those groups, an LGBT advocacy organization called the Outlaws, demanded to know why conservative students were eligible for school funding during the summer or after graduation to work for conservative organizations that the Outlaws believed discriminate against them. In a two-page letter sent on behalf of the Senate Judiciary’s Constitution Subcommittee, of which he’s chairman, Cruz described Yale’s recent policy to “no longer provide any stipends or loan repayments for students serving in organizations professing traditional Christian views or adhering to traditional sexual ethics” as “transparently discriminatory.” The policy applies to summer public interest fellowships, postgraduate public interest fellowships, and the types of public interest careers for which students receive loan forgiveness for the school…


The Movie Abortion Supporters Don’t Want You to See

Marc A. Thiessen

They gave the movie an “R” rating — which meant the trailer could only run before “R”- rated movies and no one younger than 17 under could see it without a parent’s permission. A half-dozen major music labels refused producers’ requests to license music for the film. Many major television networks except Fox News and the Christian Broadcasting Network refused to run ads promoting it. Then, curiously, the movie’s Twitter account was suspended through no fault of its own during opening weekend.

Twitter restored the account after outraged filmgoers flooded them with complaints. Tens of thousands of users myself included mysteriously found themselves involuntarily removed from the account’s followers and/or unable to follow it in the first place.

Get the feeling someone doesn’t want you to see “Unplanned”?

The film tells the true story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood “employee of the year” turned pro-life activist.

Over eight years, Johnson rose through the Planned Parenthood ranks from volunteer escort, to counselor to one of the youngest clinic directors in the country. But everything changed one day, when she was asked to assist in the ultrasound-guided abortion of a 13-week-old child — a moment captured in the movie’s opening scene.

As she administered the sonogram, Johnson heard a beating heart and saw a human life. “I could easily see its head, arms, and legs,” she says. Then she watched in horror as the doctor inserted the suction tube. “The baby jumped away from it but it was all for naught. The abortionist turned on the suction and I saw that baby get sucked apart right in front of me on the screen and inches from the probe I was holding.” She quit Planned Parenthood and joined the pro-life activists praying outside the gates of her old clinic which, thanks in part to her efforts, eventually closed.

Johnson calculates she was personally culpable in about 22,000 Planned Parenthood abortions — including two of her own unborn children. The movie is a story not of condemnation, but of redemption, forgiveness and hope. Apparently that is a message that resonates with moviegoers. Despite all the obstacles thrown in its way, “Unplanned” more than doubled its projected $3 million in opening weekend ticket sales, grossing $6.4 million, and came in at No. 4 for the weekend. The film is opening on 700 more screens this weekend, to a total of 1,700.

The “R” rating didn’t stop “Unplanned.” Instead, it validated the film’s premise. As Ashley Bratcher, the actress who plays Johnson, explained, “We don’t have nudity, we don’t have sex, we don’t have language, so the only thing they could give us an ‘R’ for is violence. So that means they agree that abortion is a violent and disturbing act.” They would not give it an “R” if it depicted a tonsillectomy.

Critics dismiss “Unplanned” as propaganda, but this is incorrect. Yes, Cheryl, the clinic director who hired Abby, is evil to the point of caricature. But the movie also shows Abby, before her conversion, passionately explaining to her parents why she believes she is helping women. She wants to reduce the number of abortions by making abortion less necessary. And “Unplanned” is brutally honest about the flaws of the pro-life movement. In one scene, a man outside the clinic gates, Bible in hand, screams at a frightened young girl and calling her a “baby-killer.” In another, we see Abby’s terror after hearing the news that Kansas late-term abortionist George Tiller was shot and killed in his church. “I knew him,” Abby wails. “He had a family.”

Not everyone who claims to be pro-life really is.

But the movie also shows us what really takes place inside a Planned Parenthood clinic. The passcode to get into the clinic is “2-2-2-9” a wicked joke; it spells “baby”. At one point, Cheryl invites Abby to chat with her in the “P.O.C.” room. When a nurse asks if Abby knows what “P.O.C.” stands for, she replies “products of conception.” No, her colleague says, it means “pieces of children.” Every aborted child must be reconstructed so that they can be sure no parts were left inside the womb.

In another horrifying scene, the clinic director refuses to call 911 after an abortion doctor accidentally punctures a teenage girl’s uterus because it could result in bad publicity.

Ultimately, the movie is a testament to the power of prayer. Abby’s family prays for her to leave Planned Parenthood, but they never reject her. They know she is a good person who does not yet understand the evil of abortion.

There are millions like her. The film’s goal is to reach them by showing us the humanity of the unborn child. This is why abortion supporters don’t want to you to see “Unplanned.” See it anyway. ~The Patriot Post  


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