Monday Top News Executive Summary

Media Editors:  Above the Fold

THE HOT SEAT: House Republicans will call Hunter Biden to testify publicly as their top impeachment witness (National Review)

TAKING MATTERS INTO ITS OWN HANDS? Report: Ukraine’s military aid was finally released by the State Department, days before Trump claims he released it (Hot Air)

Government & Politics

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER: Thirty years overdue: Reagan statue unveiled in Berlin (Hot Air)NOT SO KEEN ON SOCIALISM: Elizabeth dinky/liar-Warren plays to nearly empty hall (The Daily Wire)

JETTISONING THE SWAMP: Rep. Peter King is one of several Republicans — four senators and 17 other House members — who have announced plans to not seek reelection (Fox News)

PUTTING THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE: “It wasn’t me”: Alleged ABC whistleblower denies leaking video (The Daily Caller)

DEMOCRAT LACKEYS: Facebook and YouTube block spread of supposed whistleblower’s name and photo — even though scumbag-Adam Schiff’s committee  published the man’s name last week (The Washington Post)

National Security

SYRIA CONTINGENCY: U.S. will leave up to 600 troops in northeastern Syria to prevent ISIS resurgence, top general says (The Washington Post)

Other Notables

TONE DEAF: Giant, climate-killing mural of Greta Thunberg now graces environmentally hazardous downtown San Francisco (The Daily Wire)“

WE WILL SPARE NO EFFORT”: Hong Kong police shoot protester, man set on fire (Associated Press)

Closing Arguments

POLICY: The Berlin Wall is gone, but its lessons remain (National Review)

POLICY: Why Democrats are wrong about income inequality in the United States (The Federalist)

HUMOR: scumbag-Adam Schiff schedules the next five years of Trump impeachment hearings (Genesius Times) 

~The Patriot Post      

Veterans Day

On the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month… 

We set aside Veterans Day to honor the sacrifice of generations of Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coastguardsmen who have carried forward the banner of Liberty since the first shots were fired at Lexington and Concord.Millions of American Patriots have, for generations, honored their oaths “to support and defend” the Liberty that was “endowed by our Creator” as affirmed in our Declaration of Independence and enshrined in our Constitution.Today, and every day, we formally honor them. We remain a free people because they have stood bravely in harm’s way, and because millions remain on post today. For this, we, the American People, offer our heartfelt thanks.”Mighty men of valor, men trained for war, who could handle shield and spear, and whose faces were like the faces of lions.” —1 Chronicles 12:8″Duty, honor, country: Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith, to create hope when hope becomes forlorn.” —Gen. Douglas MacArthur”War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.” —John Stuart MillAmid all the political rancor that dominates the public discourse and news cycles, we should remind others of the following observation from Army veteran Charles M. Province:It is the Soldier, not the minister, who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the Soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the Soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to protest.

It is the Soldier, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the Soldier, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote.

It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,

Who serves beneath the flag,

And whose coffin is draped by the flag,

Who allows the protester to burn the flag.At one point in their lives, every veteran wrote a blank check made payable to “The People of the United States of America” for an amount up to and including their life.”Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” —John 15:12-14We invite you to read Mark Alexander’s most recent Veterans Day essay, a tribute to Medal of Honor recipient Clint Romesha.And finally, to genuinely demonstrate gratitude to military veterans and those still serving, Patriots who have and continue to defend the Liberty we enjoy, here is my suggestion: Strive to be, first and foremost, an American citizen worthy of their sacrifice.Semper Vigilans Fortis Paratus et Fidelis

Pro Deo et Libertate — 1776 ~The Patriot Post.

Mark Levin blasts scumbag-Adam Schiff, claims ‘the law is on the president’s side’ on Ukraine

By Charles Creitz { } ~ Mark Levin on Thursday encouraged President Trump to keep fighting against the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry and demanded House Intelligence Committee Chairman scumbag-Adam Schiff, D-Calif., be made to testify during his own proceedings… Levin — whose Fox News Channel program “Life, Liberty & Levin” moves to 8 PM ET on Sunday evenings — told “Hannity” that scumbag-Schiff and his party were attacking Trump on shaky grounds. “The law is on the president’s side, the facts are on the president’s side,” he said of Trump’s overtures with Ukraine that have been under scrutiny in the House of Representatives. “What they’re attacking is the transition of power. They have never supported the transition of power from the scumbag-Obama administration to a Trump administration.” Levin said Trump was able to appoint “whomever he wants” to foreign policy positions and was allowed to conduct foreign policy in the way he chose. At the same time, Levin accused former President scumbag/liar-nObama of failing to supply sufficient military aid to Ukraine — which Democrats have claimed  Trump withheld in a “quid pro quo” scenario. “The president sets foreign policy,” Levin said. “It doesn’t make a damn’s worth of difference if you don’t agree with it. I don’t care what a former scumbag/liar-nObama ambassador to Ukraine thinks.” Of former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch’s critiques and the fact that Trump ordered her to be recalled earlier this year, Levin remarked, “too damn bad.” Turning his attention back to the House Intelligence Committee chairman, Levin called on the Ukraine whistleblower — and scumbag-Schiff himself — to testify before the impeachment inquiry hearings. “The whole house of cards will collapse and the American people will see that this was an outrageous, unconscionable attack by them on the president,” Levin claimed.”Mr. President — stay strong — this’ll collapse, eventually.”  


scumbag-Schiff says GOP must prove relevance for impeachment hearing witnesses

By TAL AXELROD{ } ~ Rep. scumbag-Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Republicans must justify the relevance of witnesses they want to call in public hearings… as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. scumbag-Schiff in a letter to Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the ranking member of the panel, late Wednesday outlined questions that will be used to weigh whether a witness’s testimony would be germane. Among the questions are whether President Trump requested “that a foreign leader and government initiate investigations to benefit the President’s personal political interests” and if he sought to use his office “to apply pressure on the head of state and government of Ukraine to advance the President’s personal political interests,” including leveraging an Oval Office meeting or millions of dollars in military aid. scumbag-Schiff also said witnesses must speak to whether the president or administration officials sought to obstruct or cover up any evidence regarding Trump’s actions. Republicans must submit their witness requests to scumbag-Schiff by Saturday, including a written justification for the relevance of the testimony from each person they intend to call. House Democrats announced Wednesday that they will hold their first public impeachment hearings next week as they ramp up their investigation into Trump’s dealings with Ukraine… scumbag-Schiff should ask these question at the hearing not before.  

COONS: Calling Biden to Testify in Impeachment Like ‘Rolling Grenade Down the Aisle’

by Claire Russe{ } ~ Democrats are trying to prevent Senate Republicans from calling former Vice President loose lips liar-Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, to the witness stand to testify… about their roles in the ongoing Ukraine scandal, if there is an impeachment trial. While he was vice president, loosr lips liar-Biden urged Ukraine to fire one of its prosecutors looking into corruption in Burisma, a Ukrainian oil company that had Hunter Biden on its board of directors. Congressional Republicans want to know why loose lips liar-Biden intervened in Ukraine’s affairs, and if it had anything to do with Hunter Biden’s financial and personal interests. But Senate Democrats have warned that hauling the loose lips liar-Bidens before the Senate would have “lasting consequences” that would affect Congress’s ability to work together. “Look, loose lips liar-Joe Biden is well known, widely respected, and frankly beloved by many in the Senate on both sides of the aisle,” Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., told the Daily Beast. “The impeachment process is already disruptive enough. I think we should be approaching it with seriousness, not by entertaining conspiracy theories that are utterly unfounded. And I think it would be a very unfortunate move.” Forcing loose lips liar-Biden to testify “would be literally rolling a grenade down the aisle of the Senate,” Coons added, noting the effects it could have on the 2020 presidential election since loose lips liar-Biden is one of the top frontrunners. The Republicans, however, aren’t going to let the loose lips liar-Bidens off easily… Let the grenade roll down the aisles.  

Republicans want Hunter Biden, Ukraine whistleblower as impeachment inquiry witnesses

By Brooke Singman{ } ~ House Republicans plan to call Hunter Biden, the Ukraine  whistleblower and a range of other witnesses to testify in the upcoming public Trump impeachment hearings… according to a witness list obtained exclusively by Fox News. It is unclear, at this point, how many of the Republicans’ proposed witnesses will be approved by House Intelligence Committee Chairman scumbag-Adam Schiff and the Democrats, because the newly-approved resolution governing the impeachment inquiry give the approval power to the chairman and the members of the majority. “Americans see through this sham impeachment process, despite the Democrats’ efforts to retroactively legitimize it last week,” House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes wrote in a letter to scumbag-Schiff on Saturday, referencing the impeachment rules. “To provide transparency to your otherwise opaque and unfair process, and after consultation with House Oversight Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan and House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Michael McCaul, the American people deserve to hear from the following witnesses in an open setting,” he continued. At the top of Republicans’ list is former Vice President loose lips liar-Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, who has emerged as a central figure in the Ukraine controversy due to his business dealings. The impeachment inquiry began when a whistleblower reported that Trump had pushed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to launch an investigation into the loose lips liar-Biden family’s dealings in Ukraine—specifically, why former Vice President loose lips liar-Joe Biden pressured former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to fire a top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, who was investigating Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings, where Hunter held a lucrative role on the board, bringing in a reported $50,000 per month. Republicans noted that in testimony from former State Department official George Kent  raised concerns about “the appearance of a conflict of interest stemming from Mr. Biden’s position on Burisma’s board,” and added that former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovich was prepared by the scumbag/liar-nObama State Department to address questions about Mr. Biden’s position on Burisma during her Senate confirmation process…  


scumbag-Schiff signals he will reject GOP ‘sham’ witness requests

by Susan Ferrechio{  } ~ House Intelligence Committee Chairman scumbag-Adam Schiff rejected the GOP’s request that the panel summon Vice President loose lips liar-Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, to testify at public impeachment hearings next week… The California Democrat also signaled he will not agree to some of the other witnesses Republicans requested Saturday, including Alexandra Chalupa, a former Democratic National Committee staffer who Republicans said worked with the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington, D.C., “to try to get political dirt on then-candidate Trump’s campaign.” scumbag-Schiff, who will head public impeachment hearings beginning Wednesday, said in a Saturday statement that he will consider a list of witness requests provided by the GOP. “This inquiry is not, and will not serve, however, as a vehicle to undertake the same sham investigations into the loose lips liar-Bidens or 2016 that the President pressed Ukraine to conduct for his personal political benefit, or to facilitate the President’s effort to threaten, intimidate, and retaliate against the whistleblower who courageously raised the initial alarm,” he said. Democrats plan to open the public hearings on Wednesday with testimony from acting Ukraine Ambassador Bill Taylor, who said in a closed-door deposition that he believed President Trump was withholding critical security aid from Ukraine in order to get Ukrainian government officials to investigate loose lips liar-Biden and the Democrats. Democrats are building an impeachment case that accuses Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress…This is a  sham and not a investigations.   

Hours before border lands go back to Jordan, Israeli farmers await final word  

by ~ A deal dating from Israel’s historic 1994 peace treaty with Jordan which allows Israeli farmers to lease two sites along their common border runs out Sunday… but the land’s tenants say that nobody has told them what happens next. With the deal’s expiration only hours away, Idan Greenbaum, head of the Israeli regional council for the Jordan Valley, said Jordanian officials have informed him that as of Sunday the Naharayim site will be out of bounds. Israeli authorities, he told Army Radio on Friday, have told him nothing.“As of this time, no Israeli official has chosen to update us,” he said. Asked by AFP for details, the Israeli foreign ministry said “the agreement will expire on November 10th,” without elaborating. Hundreds of Israelis visited Naharayim on Saturday for “farewell tours,” with demand so great that a new tour group was setting out every hour. A special clause in the 1994 peace treaty between Israel and Jordan allowed Israel to retain use of Naharayim in the Jordan Valley, along with the Tzofar enclave in the southern Arava desert, for 25 years, with the understanding that the lease would be renewed as a matter of routine. However, in October last year, Jordan’s King Abdullah said his country had notified Israel that it wants to take them back. Last month, Israeli Foreign Ministry sources said that Jordan had agreed to an extension covering another farming season at Tzofar, lasting between five and seven months. However, Amman quickly denied the claim, saying there would be no extension of the lease on either site…   

Constitution Revitalized by Trump’s Record Judicial Appointments

Nate Jackson:  While Democrats are busy with their impeachment charade, President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Senate have been busy reshaping the federal judiciary. This hasn’t escaped our notice — we’ve reported on it numerous times. But the Leftmedia would rather sell advertising by getting eyeballs for wall-to-wall impeachment drama.

According to a White House report issued Wednesday, “As of this afternoon, President Donald J. Trump has appointed — and gotten confirmed — 158 life-tenured federal judges who will defend our Constitution, personal freedoms, and the rule of law.” That includes “two Supreme Court justices, 44 Circuit Court judges, and 112 District Court judges.” The White House also says, “[His] historic pace is only accelerating: The President is set to have more judges confirmed this year alone than in all of 2017 and 2018 combined.” Three more are expected by week’s end, and dozens more are in the wings this year.The White House has other highlights: “President Trump’s nominees alone fill one-quarter of the seats on our nation’s Circuit Courts of Appeals.” And, “He has seen more Circuit Court judges confirmed by this point in his presidency than any past president in United States history.”Trump promised as a candidate to nominate solid conservative judges and he’s followed through. But a lot of credit goes to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. He’s come a long way from the days when we criticized him and then-House Speaker backstabber-John Boehner for weak leadership. On the judiciary, McConnell made the most gutsy move of his career by refusing to hold confirmation hearings on Merrick Garland, Barack scumbag/liar-nObama’s nominee to fill the venerable Antonin Scalia’s seat. He decided with good reason that to allow scumbag/liar-nObama, in the last year of his presidency, to totally swing the Supreme Court with a leftist in the seat of a constitutionalist was unacceptable. McConnell held firm, Trump beat all odds and won, and we now have Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court.McConnell’s stewardship is even more laudable given Democrat resistance. According to The Daily Signal, “Democrats forced cloture votes on 118 of the president’s judicial nominees, a delaying tactic to extend debate. For the previous five presidents combined, the Senate held only seven cloture votes.”As Trump put it in a speech yesterday, “When judges write policy instead of applying the law, they impose sweeping changes on millions of Americans without the benefit of legislative debate, public rulemaking, or the consent of the governed. As a result, these highly political rulings inflict painful damage on our security, society, and economy — imposing unworkable edicts on businesses, workers, families, and law enforcement. I will do everything in my power to halt judicial activism, and to ensure the law is upheld equally, fairly, and without political prejudice for all of our citizens.” On the subject of judicial nominations, Trump is most definitely earning an “A” grade.  ~The Patriot Post  


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