Monday Top Headlines

by Political Editors: House Intelligence Committee Republicans absolve Trump of collusion (National Review)

Nancy Pulosi and Harry dinky-Reid tell Democrats to shut up about impeaching Trump (Washington Examiner)

Trump scorns WH correspondents’ dinner: “Filthy comedian totally bombed” (CNS News)

White House Correspondents’ Association: Michelle Wolf’s routine was “not in the spirit” of our mission (The Hill)

Bolton: Trump “has made no decision” on Iran nuclear deal; not “starry-eyed” about North Korea (CNS News)

North Korea offers to give up nukes if U.S. vows not to attack (Associated Press)

Ronny Jackson won’t return to old job as Trump’s physician (Politico)

Secret Service denies allegations against Rear Admiral Jackson (Hot Air)

Trump calls on Democrat Sen. Jon Tester to resign for falsely smearing Adm. Jackson (The Hill)

Drama at the border: “Caravan” kept from entering U.S. (CBS News)

Trump to pull feds out of K-12 education (The Washington Times)

Warm February: proof of global warming. Coldest April ever: just random weather (The Resurgent)

Banks, credit-card companies explore ways to monitor gun purchases (The Wall Street Journal)

RSC budget plan would fundamentally shift the budget course (The Daily Signal)

Parents release statement announcing baby Alfie’s passing (The Daily Wire)

Kim Jong-un thrown into labor camp for attempting to cross border into South Korea (The Onion)

Policy: Trump can close a key taxpayer abortion funding loophole (Washington Examiner)

Policy: The government should change how it regulates marijuana (The Daily Signal) ~The Patriot Post

https://patriotpost.us/articles/55662-monday-top-headlines

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DOJ Gives Congress Missing Strzok-Page Text Messages

by CHUCK ROSS

{ dailycaller.com } ~ The Justice Department on Thursday gave Congress five months worth of text messages exchanged between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page… two FBI officials involved in the investigations into liar-Hillary Clinton and President Donald Trump’s campaign. The messages, exchanged between Dec. 14, 2016, and May 17, 2017, were initially thought to be missing due to a technical glitch on FBI-issued cell phones. But the texts were recovered by the Justice Department’s office of the inspector general, which is investigating the FBI’s handling of both the liar-Clinton and Trump campaign investigations. Approximately 300 messages were given to Congress, a Justice Department official told The Daily Caller News Foundation…  http://dailycaller.com/2018/04/26/doj-missing-peter-strzok-lisa-page-texts/?utm_medium=email

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Rep. Louie Gohmert Investigation DESTROYS Special Prosecutor Mueller

by Jeff Dunetz

{ lidblog.com } ~ One thing heard over and over by politicians of all persuasions is that Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller is an honest and capable prosecutor… Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) disagrees and proves it. The Texas Republican has put together a 48-page research document that “unmasks” the spin about Mueller and exposes him as a prosecutorial tyrant. “Robert Mueller has a long and sordid history of illicitly targeting innocent people that is a stain upon the legacy of American jurisprudence. He lacks the judgment and credibility to lead the prosecution of anyone. What I have accumulated here is absolutely shocking upon the realization that Mueller’s disreputable, twisted history speaks to the character of the” man placed in a position to attempt to legalize a coup against a lawfully-elected President…  https://lidblog.com/rep-louie-gohmert-investigation/

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The liar-Clintons and ‘the Jews’

by William F. Marshall

{ americanthinker.com } ~ In its never-ending pursuit of revelatory records meant to expose corruption, fraud, waste – and evil generally… in the Deep State, Judicial Watch published an interesting set of records today received from the government in its glacial response to demands for liar-Hillary Clinton’s emails. The records reflect another disturbing email exchange among liar-Hillary’s top staffers regarding Jewish Americans, this time with the subject line “Jews.” Judicial Watch published an interesting analysis of this most recent batch of records, rightly focusing again on liar-Hillary Clinton’s dangerous abuse of national security information by trafficking it on her unsecure “home-brew” server. We also discuss yet more evidence of pay-for-play corruption revealed by the latest records, again illustrating the virtual melding of the State Department with the liar-Clinton Foundation “philanthropy.” Its beneficiaries were the liar-Clintons and their vast political machine, with only six percent of their donations actually going to charitable causes in 2014, and the bulk going to “overhead expenses,” like travel for the liar-Clintons. But one particular email exchange in this latest round caught my attention because it illustrates what I believe is an anti-Semitic current running through the top echelon of the liar-Clinton political machine, consistent with a growing global trend toward anti-Semitism that should alarm everyone in the West…  https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/04/the_clintons_and_the_jews.html

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Human Rights: Other Views

by Denis MacEoin

{ gatestoneinstitute.org } ~ The history of human rights, albeit fragmented, is a long and often honourable expression of religious and civic endeavour… The scriptures of most religions refer to the ways in which we should treat our fellow man, from the Bible in antiquity to the broadly liberal Baha’i scriptures written in Persian and Arabic in the late nineteenth century. Religious precepts have served to protect human beings from arbitrary mistreatment in Hinduism, Buddhism, and other faiths. Modern human rights declarations and legislation developed in a secular context, above all as an expression of democratic values, and informed by Judaeo-Christian ethics. The earliest formulations of secular human rights legislation are to be found in the 1789 French Declaration on the Rights of Man and the Citizen and the 1791 US Constitution, the first 10 amendments of which form the Bill of Rights. It was not until after the Second World War, however, that an even wider formulation of human rights came into being…  https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/12223/human-rights-views

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Tensions Intensify As Israel Endeavors To Keep Iran From Growing A Second Proxy State On Its Border

by Yaakov Lappin

{ investigativeproject.org } ~ Tensions between Iran and Israel have risen significantly following a military strike on an airbase in central Syria this month… that targeted an Iranian military presence. Iran blames Israel for the strike and is threatening to respond. But this incident is merely a symptom of a much larger event unfolding in the region, which is Iran’s pursuit of a grand, expansionist plan for the Middle East, and Israel’s determination to disrupt this dangerous process. Media reports speculated about what was hit at the T4 Syrian airbase on April 9. One report said it was an Iranian surface-to-air missile system, while others suggested it was an Iranian armed drone program…  https://www.investigativeproject.org/7420/tensions-intensify-as-israel-endeavors-to-keep

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‘Crazy commie-Bernie’ Is At It Again

by Cal Thomas

{ townhall.com } ~ There he goes again. Despite the lowest unemployment rate in 17 years, including declining rates for minorities, Sen. commie-Bernie Sanders (I-VT), affectionately called “crazy commie-Bernie” by some conservative talk show hosts, is again flirting with the idea that the federal government should guarantee every American a job, paying a minimum of $15 an hour and health care benefits.

The Washington Post reports the plan would “…fund hundreds of projects throughout the United States aimed at addressing priorities such as infrastructure, health care, the environment, education and other goals. … every American would be entitled to a job under one of these projects or receive job training to be able to do so, according to an early draft of the proposal.”

The 1972 Democratic presidential nominee, Sen. George McGovern (D-SD), ran on a similar platform and lost 49 states. Go, commie-Bernie, go!

Are we not already spending plenty on these “priorities”? Just on education, record spending hasn’t helped improve the knowledge of students. They still lag behind students in other countries when it comes to science and math, and, apparently, even English, as the overuse of the words “like” and “you know” have dumbed down our common language.

What is it about socialism that remains so attractive to many liberals? In most communist countries, it is a form of mutually-shared poverty. At a minimum it starves incentive.

A thriving economy is the best guarantee of a job. The American economy is now thriving, expanding at an annual rate of 2.9 percent, which many economists said just a few years ago was impossible to expect. According to Tradingeconomics.com, the “unemployment rate is expected to be 4 percent by the end of this quarter” it is now 4.1 percent. Going forward, it says, “We estimate the unemployment rate in the United States to stand at 3.80 in 12 months.”

The goal of commie-Sanders and others in the guaranteed-income crowd, according to Darrick Hamilton, an economist at the New School and Stony Brook University’s Stephanie Kahn, who are quoted by The Washington Post, is to “eliminate working poverty and involuntary unemployment altogether.”

Wait, hasn’t that already been tried? The Great Society programs launched more than 50 years ago by President Lyndon Johnson had similar goals. They have so far cost a collective $22 trillion. While those programs include Medicare and Medicaid, which are long overdue for reform, the poverty rate in America is roughly the same as it was in the mid-1960s.

According to the Library of Economics and Liberty, “The United States produces more per capita than any other industrialized country, and in recent years governments at various levels have spent about $350 billion per year, or about 3.5 percent of gross domestic product, on programs serving low-income families. Despite this, measured poverty is more prevalent in the United States than in most of the rest of the industrialized world.”

If government spending is the solution, wouldn’t the problem of poverty and the dwindling number of unemployed be solved by now? How will more spending and the inevitable higher taxes and increased debt improve their lot?

commie-Sanders’ proposal is as likely to win approval as McGovern’s failed to do in 1972, but it taps into a growing feeling, particularly among many young Americans, for whom feelings, not results, are ultimately what liberalism relies on. Many liberals feel corporations are evil, that some people are paid “too much,” “income inequality” is something that should be addressed by government and, because some people make more money than others, America is an unfair nation.

This worldview appears to be increasingly taught in public schools and at the higher level by tenured college professors. This worldview did not build America, and if it ever takes over, it will never sustain us. Consider where it has been tried.

https://townhall.com/columnists/calthomas/2018/04/26/crazy-bernie-is-at-it-again-n2474560?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=

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