Monday Top News Executive Summary

Media Editors: News From the Swamp

MUELLER SHAKEDOWN: “All eyes will be on special counsel Robert Mueller this week as he delivers his first public testimony since wrapping up his two-year investigation into 2016 Russian election meddling and the Trump campaign. Anticipation over Mueller’s Wednesday testimony comes as Congress is facing a jam-packed week as lawmakers wind down their work ahead of the August recess.” (The Hill)

THE STATUS QUO: “White House and congressional negotiators rushing to hammer out the final details of a sweeping budget and debt deal are unlikely to include many — if any — actual spending cuts, even as the debt limit is lifted for two years,” The Washington Post reports. Unsurprisingly, “Speaker of the House liar-Nancy Pulosi (D–Calif.) rejected a White House offer on Friday to cut $150 billion in federal spending over 10 years as a part of a possible deal to raise the debt ceiling,” according to Reason. Rush Limbaugh is rhetorically right: “Nobody is a fiscal conservative anymore. All this talk about concern for the deficit and the budget has been bogus for as long as it’s been around.”

SELF-DESTRUCTION: “Democrat presidential candidate commie-Bernie Sanders announced this weekend he will cut staffers’ hours so that they can effectively be paid a $15-an-hour minimum wage, prompting mockery from critics who say the move is more evidence that commie-Sanders’ plan to raise the national minimum wage is hypocritical and would only lead to less work and more unemployment.” (Fox News)

ENFORCEMENT DELAY: “The Trump administration is giving taxpayer-funded family planning clinics more time to comply with its new rule that says they no longer can refer women for abortions. … A notice sent Saturday night to representatives of the clinics by the Department of Health and Human Services said the government ‘does not intend to bring enforcement actions’ against clinics that are making ‘good-faith efforts to comply.’ … The department had said last Monday that it would require immediate compliance.” (CBS News)

Culture & Heartland

AND NOT A MOMENT TOO SOON: “Given the radical, left-wing Antifa group’s well-documented history of violence, Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.) introduced a resolution on July 18 that condemns Antifa’s ‘violent acts’ and calls for the designation of the group as a ‘domestic terrorist organization.’” (CNSNews.com)

HATE HOAX: “Georgia State Rep. and Minority Leader Erica Thomas (D) took to Twitter on Saturday, saying a white man called her ‘a lazy SOB’ and that she needed to go back to where she came from because she had too many items in the express lane at the local Publix. … ‘Her words stating on Twitter and her Facebook video saying I told she needs to go back to where she came from are untrue,’ [Eric Sparkes] said. ‘I’m Cuban. I’m not white.’ But here’s where things get even more interesting. Sparkes said he’s a Democrat and the only reason Thomas is doing this is for political gains.” (Townhall)

PUERTO RICO UNREST: “Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced Sunday he will not seek re-election but refused to resign, as corruption allegations have sparked widespread protests in San Juan,” according to Fox News. Meanwhile, CBS News reports, “Up to a million protesters are expected in the streets of Puerto Rico Monday to protest … Rosselló.”

Other Notables

POLITICAL THEATER: “The Trump administration disputed a claim by Iran’s state media on Monday that authorities in the Middle East country arrested 17 secret agents recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency to spy on its nuclear and military sites. Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency said some of them have been sentenced to death. It was not clear if all the alleged spies were Iranian nationals.” (USA Today)

EQUIFAX SETTLES: “Equifax has agreed to pay as much as $700 million to settle a series of state and federal investigations into a massive 2017 data breach that left more than 147 million Americans’ Social Security numbers, credit-card details and other sensitive information exposed.” (The Washington Post)

NEW ZEALAND GUN CONTROL: “Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand on Monday announced plans for sweeping new restrictions on gun ownership, the second such wave of changes since a deadly shooting at two mosques in Christchurch earlier this year. The changes, which include a mandatory gun registry and a ban on gun purchases by foreign visitors, will ‘enshrine in law that owning a firearm is a privilege’ rather than a right, Ms. Ardern said.” (The New York Times)

Closing Arguments

POLICY: commie-Bernie Sanders just destroyed the case for a $15 minimum wage (Issues & Insights)

POLICY: Socialism 101: Myths and realities (The Daily Signal)

HUMOR: President Trump announces his support for reparations for socialism (IMAO)

~The Patriot Post

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“Our Sisters”: House Democrats Rally to the Side of the Anti-American Squad

by Andrew

{ conservativefreepress.com } ~ Let there be no doubt about it: The Democratic Party is now whatever commie-Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her Squad say that it is… Because of all the anti-American, anti-Semitic, racist statements they’ve made since taking office in January, it was only when President Trump told them to “go back” to their countries of origin and fix those places before criticizing this one that liar-Nancy Pulosi and her caucus got their dander up. worthless-Ilhan Omar can downplay the significance of 9/11 all she wants, no Democrat makes a peep. commie-AOC can compare migrant detention facilities to Nazi concentration camps, it’s fine. worthless-Rashida Tlaib can make extraordinary slurs against our ally, Israel, and Democrats are silent. But oh boy, tell these Commies to hit the road, and it’s time for an official House resolution! “Our sisters,” liar-Pulosi called the Squad. “Now,” Trump correctly noted on Tuesday, “they are forever wedded to the Democratic Party.” The official resolution was an exercise in abject partisan politics, of course. Instead of being honest about Trump’s tweets, party leaders attempted to make it sound as though Trump, through his words and actions, was telling every foreign-born American to “go home.” Nowhere was it mentioned in the text that Trump was speaking only of the four progressives. Nowhere was it mentioned in the resolution that Trump invited all four to “come back” and show the U.S. what they had learned. No, none of that is relevant, because this had nothing to do with the truth. It was just showboating for MSNBC and the radical mob on Twitter… http://www.conservativefreepress.com/politics/our-sisters-house-democrats-rally-to-the-side-of-the-anti-american-squad/

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No Compromise: Dems To Ax Minimum Wage Bill Should Republicans Add Anything

By Steven Beyer

{ westernjournal.com } ~ Far-left Democratic lawmakers issued a warning to their more moderate Democratic counterparts on Wednesday… and said they would ax a minimum wage bill if Republicans tried to amend it ahead of the vote. Reps. Pramila Jayapal from Washington state and Mark Pocan from Wisconsin said that progressive Democrats are ready to vote against the legislation en masse to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour if the Republicans’ procedural motion is adopted beforehand, The Hill reported. The warning appears to be directed at more moderate Democrats who previously joined with Republicans in a motion to recommit. Such a motion allows the minority party to alter the legislation at the midnight hour before the final vote is cast. “We have no doubt that Congressional Republicans will try to divide the Democratic Caucus with a disingenuous Motion to Recommit. It’s up to all of us to stand unified and reject their bad faith effort to undermine this bill,” Pocan and Jayapal said in their statement. “After consulting with our Members this week, we are confident that any bill that includes a poison pill Republican Motion to Recommit will lack the votes to pass on the House Floor,” they added. While the content of the Republicans’ motion to recommit was not known, according to progressives, it doesn’t matter… $15 would be nice but it will cut alot of jobs and young peoples hours.  https://www.westernjournal.com/no-compromise-dems-ax-minimum-wage-bill-republicans-add-anything/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=patriotupdate&utm_campaign=dailyam&utm_content=libertyalliance

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Trump suggests Google could be investigated for ‘treason’

By Ronn Blitzer

{ foxnews.com } ~ Billionaire tech industry icon Peter Thiel wants Google investigated for “seemingly treasonous” work with China — and President Trump is listening… The PayPal co-founder appeared on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Monday and called out Google for working with the Chinese government on a major artificial intelligence project instead of the U.S. Thiel had recently discussed the issue at the National Conservatism Conference in Washington, D.C. “The question is … what in the world is going on there?” Thiel asked. Trump cited Thiel’s comments in a Tuesday morning tweet and said: “The Trump Administration will take a look!” What exactly that means is unclear. The Justice Department declined to comment on the apparent suggestion the company could be investigated. Asked for a response, a Google representative said: “As we have said before, we do not work with the Chinese military.”…  https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-suggests-google-could-be-investigated-for-treason

VIDEO: https://video.foxnews.com/v/6059526990001/#sp=show-clips

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Refugee Risks Life to Convert Muslims To Christianity In Sweden

by 1776christian.com ~ The stories of Muslim women who have escaped the war-torn Middle East and ISIS caliphate can only be likened to Hollywood’s most graphic horror films… After enduring second-class status, surviving domestic abuse and escaping Iran only to suffer in a Turkish prison, Annahita Parsan has staked her claim in Sweden, converted to Christianity and now shepherds other to Jesus. The mother of two had virtually no personal or religious freedom under Iran’s hard-line Muslim regime. But now in Sweden, she has embraced the Gospel of Jesus Christ and emerged as a prominent person of faith. Her spiritual, emotional and geographic journey read like the trials of Job. She risked her very life by making the pilgrimage away from religious and gender oppression to the European country. Many would be grateful for a new life in a free society and live out their days quietly. Not so with Parsan. She continues to put her self in harm’s way by reaching out to disenfranchised Muslims and leading them to the peaceful and loving teachings of Jesus. She has even published a memoir called “Stranger No More: A Muslim Refugee Story of Harrowing Escape, Miraculous Rescue and the Quiet Call of Jesus.” “My life is completely different since coming to Jesus,” the 47-year-old reportedly said. Raised in the Isfahan region of Iran, she was married off at 16 years old. She brought her first child into the world soon after Ayatollah Khomeini seized power following Iran’s Islamic Revolution in 1979. At 18, her husband was tragically killed and the authoritarian Islamic state forced her to hand her young son over to her deceased husband’s father under Iranian law. She stood her ground, regaining custody and later remarrying in hopes of a loving relationship. “After two years, I decided to marry again. His situation was like mine. His wife had died,” Parsan said. “But soon, he began beating my son very badly. I was pregnant again, and it was impossible for me to divorce.” As the Iran-Iraq war broke out, her violent husband forced her and her two children to trek across the mountains into Turkey during winter. As illegal immigrants, Turkish authorities imprisoned the entire family. After being released into Istanbul, it took nine months to garner enough money to travel to Denmark. In Scandinavia, the roots of Parsan’s spiritual rebirth took hold. “In about the first or second month there, a woman came to the door to speak about God. But it was not in my interest,” Parsan recalled. “I was so angry. I was so unhappy. But she came back the next day with a small Bible, so this time I asked Jesus to help me.” She hid the Bible from her husband. Unfortunately, after a brutal assault by her spouse during Christmas, she tried to commit suicide. As she miraculously recovered from the sleeping pill overdose, her spiritual awakening became complete…  https://1776christian.com/refugee-risks-life-to-convert-muslims-to-christianity-in-sweden/

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Mogadishu Mon Amour

By Clarice Feldman

{ americanthinker.com } ~ The French movie Hiroshima Mon Amour is based on human memory and forgetfulness as recounted by two lovers… The tale of the congresswoman who calls herself worthless-Ilhan Omar is a tale of an anti-Semite bred-in-the-bone corruptocrat whose rise in political power rests very largely on complicity by the media’s airbrushing of her history because they thought this physically attractive African Moslem “refugee” was just the ticket to defeat Donald Trump. The media counts on our forgetfulness and ignorance. Hard work by independent media, however, has exposed her and her media apologists and the Democrats have little choice: Condemn her and remove her from her committee assignments or suffer the consequences. Speaker liar-Nancy Pulosi’s repeated defense of her, doubtless for fear of being targeted by the leftist nutjobs in her ranks has placed her party’s continued majority in serious jeopardy. The President’s remarks and the media’s distortion of them have only occasioned new and more critical gaze on worthless-Omar and it isn’t pretty. On July 14, the president tweeted the following: @RealDonaldTrump: So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world if they even have a functioning government at all, now loudly…… ….and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how…. ….it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that liar-Nancy Pulosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements! The AP and most major media leaped on this as racist, but as S B Waters, editor of the Rome Sentinel, notes “It is obviously not racist to suggest critics 1) go show how their plan works and 2) Come back and teach us how…  https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/07/mogadishu_mon_amour.html

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Planned Parenthood Ousts Insufficiently ‘Woke’ CEO

Nate Jackson: Just eight months into her tenure, Leana Wen was fired as Planned Parenthood’s president Tuesday. She succeeded Cecile Richards last November, but Wen, a woman of color and a committed leftist, wasn’t radical enough for the nation’s largest abortion mill. Given that Planned Parenthood rakes in more than $500 million every year from American taxpayers, many of whom view abortion as a tragedy to be ended, this is significant news.

The specifics are even more galling. Wen last year insisted, “People aren’t coming to Planned Parenthood to make a political statement. They’re coming because they need their vaccinations. They need their well-woman exams. They’re getting HIV tests.” (Definitely not mammograms, though.) She also said in her departure statement, “I believe the best way to protect abortion care is to be clear that it is not a political issue but a health care one.”

Planned Parenthood’s board members, however, clearly view abortion as their mission (PP averages 320,000 abortions each year), and Wen was not sufficiently on message. (That mission was always clear to most Americans, but the board explicitly declared it by removing Wen.) Board members also see abortion as primarily a political issue and wanted a social-justice warrior, not a physician like Wen, to lead the charge, especially when so many states are directly challenging Roe v. Wade with restrictions on abortion and the Trump administration implemented a new rule cutting $60 millionin funding from Planned Parenthood.

In a sense, the board is right. The Hippocratic Oath historically taken by physicians says, “I will abstain from all intentional wrong-doing and harm.” (The phrase “first, to do no harm,” is a later development along the same lines.) An abortion by definition harms (i.e., terminates the life of) a preborn human. Ergo, abortion is arguably better understood as a political and cultural issue.

Furthermore, there was the whole issue of Wen not submitting to the transgender movement’s increasing power. She reportedly refused to use “trans-inclusive” language and would not agree that men can have babies. Apparently, in today’s “woke” radical-leftist climate, Planned Parenthood couldn’t be effectively led by someone who believes in that science.

Wen will be replaced temporarily by board member Alexis McGill Johnson during the search for a permanent replacement. Of course, no leader of this massive taxpayer-funded abortion mill is going to be palatable to those who value the sanctity of life, and as long as Planned Parenthood is violating the very right to life given each human by his or her Creator, there will continue to be a political and cultural fight. ~The Patriot Post

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