DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and AAG Matthew Whitaker Issue New Asylum Rule Ahead of Advancing Mass Central American Migration

by sundance

{theconservativetreehouse.com} ~ U.S. Department of Justice Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen today announced… an Interim Final Rule declaring that those aliens who contravene a presidential suspension or limitation on entry into the United States through the southern border with Mexico issued under section 212(f) or 215(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) will be rendered ineligible for asylum. The Acting Attorney General and the Secretary issued the following joint statement: “Consistent with our immigration laws, the President has the broad authority to suspend or restrict the entry of aliens into the United States if he determines it to be in the national interest to do so. Today’s rule applies this important principle to aliens who violate such a suspension or restriction regarding the southern border imposed by the President by invoking an express authority provided by Congress to restrict eligibility for asylum. Our asylum system is overwhelmed with too many meritless asylum claims from aliens who place a tremendous burden on our resources, preventing us from being able to expeditiously grant asylum to those who truly deserve it. Today, we are using the authority granted to us by Congress to bar aliens who violate a Presidential suspension of entry or other restriction from asylum eligibility.”The Interim Final Rule can be found here… https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2018-24594.pdf



California Prisoners Got $3.5 Million from Social Security

by Elizabeth Harrington

{freebeacon.com} ~ Prisoners incarcerated in California took in $3.5 million in Social Security payments from taxpayers… The inspector general for the agency reported 123 inmates received the disability and retirement payments despite the Social Security Act prohibiting payments to individuals “confined to a jail, prison, or certain other public institutions for committing a crime.” The report, released late last month, also found flaws in the Social Security Administration’s database of prisoner information, as only 69 percent of prisoners’ personal information matched SSA records. “We identified 123 inmates who received approximately $3.5 million in improper payments while they were incarcerated in California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Facilities,” the inspector general said. “In 49 cases, the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Prisoner Update Processing System (PUPS) did not contain the inmates’ most recent confinement information.”…SSA needs to get their act together or else SSA will go broke.  https://freebeacon.com/issues/california-prisoners-got-3-5-million-social-security/?utm_source=Freedom+Mail&utm_campaign=fcce8f02c4-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_11_08_10_42_COPY_120&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b5e6e0e9ea-fcce8f02c4-45611665


Rubio Warns: Dems Are Actively Trying To Steal The Florida Election

by Luke Rosiak

{dailycaller.com} ~ Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is warning that the fate of his state’s governorship could hang in the hands of Florida’s Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes… whom he’s called incompetent for violating state and federal laws. A liberal candidate similarly painted her as incompetent and corrupt. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum initially conceded the Florida race to Republican Ron DeSantis, but backtracked after vote totals changed Thursday, narrowing the gap to less than half a percent in both the gubernatorial and senatorial races. Broward County is often the slowest of the state’s 67 counties to count votes, and its election department has repeatedly been faulted for wrongdoing. Now, Perkins Coie lawyer Marc Elias has been enlisted in a recount effort. Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson is retaining Elias, who said it’s “not plausible” that, as Broward statistics suggest, 14,000 people voted in sometimes-obscure state-level races but left the Senate one blank. Republican Gov. Rick Scott, who, by initial appearances, beat Nelson in a race for Senate, said Elias will use aggressive techniques to “steal” the election...  https://dailycaller.com/2018/11/08/rubio-marc-elias-florida-election/?utm_medium=email


Republican Lawmakers Up Against Democratic Clock In Trump-Russia Probe

by Sara Carter

{saraacarter.com} ~ Republican lawmakers–along with their investigators–are vested in hope that President Donald Trump will declassify a slew of documents… tied to the FBI’s handling of the Trump-Russia probe and interview more witnesses before the House flips to the Democrats after the new year. It leaves less than two months before the lawmakers find themselves battling senior Democratic leadership who have made it clear that they don’t want the declassification of a number of key Russia investigation documents. Those documents include the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant on Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page, the FBI’s interviews with demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr and the ‘Gang of Eight’ documents that contain the details of the bureau’s investigation. It also includes the exculpatory information withheld from the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) when the bureau sought its warrant to spy on Page. Time is running out, but don’t expect the Republican lawmakers in the House to drop the fight. A number of congressional sources and sources close to the investigation say they will push for the declassification and plan to interview more witnesses before the end of the year As for the Senate, despite the Republicans remaining in control, there is not a high expectation that the Senate lawmakers will continue to investigate with the same vigor of the House. “I don’t expect the Senate to pick up where the Republican House left off,” said a congressional official, who spoke on background. “But I do have some hope for the Inspector General’s report, but that information will only be made public when he’s done with the report. Inspector General Michael Horowitz is limited and can’t talk about anything to anyone beyond those he’s speaking to in the FBI and DOJ. Nobody has a clue as to when his report will come out.”…  https://saraacarter.com/republican-lawmakers-up-against-democratic-clock-in-trump-russia-probe/


New U.S. Sanctions Omit Key Firms Linked to Iran’s Armed Forces


{fdd.org} ~ The United States on Monday sanctioned more than 700 Iranian entities and individuals for enabling Tehran’s malign conduct… but it omitted half of the publicly listed firms under the principal control of the regime’s security forces. Listed on the Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE), these lucrative companies play a major role in financing Iran’s regional aggression and domestic repression. The Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran owns more than 50 percent of the shares – or controls more than 50 percent of the seats on the boards of directors – of 22 TSE-listed companies. These firms encompass a variety of industries, including finance, energy, construction, automotive, and telecommunications, among others. Eleven of the 22 companies fall under the Armed Forces’ general jurisdiction (Table 1); the IRGC, in particular, controls the rest (Table 2). The Armed Forces includes the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the regime’s praetorians; the Law Enforcement Force (LEF) of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the state police; the Basij, or religious police; the Artesh, or conventional military; the General Staff of the Armed Forces; and the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL). Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, directly appoints the heads of all of them except the MODAFL. The United States had already designated the IRGC, the LEF, the Basij, and the MODAFL prior to Monday’s sanctions. On Monday, Washington sanctioned six companies under the Armed Forces’ general jurisdiction. Treasury had sanctioned two of those six – Ghadir Investment and Parsian Oil and Gas – before the finalization of the 2015 nuclear deal, which led to their delisting. Treasury had not previously sanctioned the other four – Motogen, Sepahan Cement, Shargh Cement, and Kurdistan Cement…  https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2018/11/08/new-u-s-sanctions-omit-key-firms-linked-to-irans-armed-forces/


What Will the Dems Do With Their New House?

by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano

{jewishworldreview.com} ~ The Democratic Party has won control of the House of Representatives. Its members effectively will be able to block all legislation that the Senate passes and the president wants. They also will be able to unleash their subpoena power mercilessly on the executive branch. Will the members of the new majority view their victory primarily as an opportunity to legislate or as a chance to investigate?

Here is the back story.

Part of the genius of our system of government is the concept of checks and balances. The two houses of Congress write the laws, and the president enforces them. Each person in the legislative branch and the president were elected by the voters, and it is their duty to exercise their judgment as they believe the voters who put them in office would want it exercised. But all legislation requires the consent of both houses.

The courts exist to resolve disputes irrespective of the wishes of voters, to interpret the Constitution and the laws as they were written, and to protect the natural and constitutional rights of everyone in America from infringement by the Congress or the president or the states.

When one political party controls the Congress and the presidency — particularly a hyperactive in-your-face presidency as we have today — and it enacts its political agenda into law, the minority party is often ignored. This happened in 2010 when a Democratic Congress passed the Affordable Care Act — scumbag/liar-nObamacare — with no Republican votes, and it happened again last year when the current Congress passed President Donald Trump’s so-called tax cuts with only Republican support. I say “so-called” because for millions of folks in high-tax states where the president lacks political support, such as my home state of New Jersey, the Trump tax cuts will actually raise taxes.

The effect of all this is a wish by Republicans to undo scumbag/liar-nObamacare, something they have tried to accomplish dozens of times even though parts of it are popular, and a wish by Democrats to undo the new tax law even though many folks represented in Congress by Democrats will experience a tax cut.

But this should not be. If laws were written with bipartisan support, if politicians in both parties had a say in the process and a stake in the outcome, if people all across the board politically and ideologically could find some comfort in some aspect of nearly all major legislation, there would be greater respect for law and an ability to rely on its permanence.

The in-your-face presidency has heretofore rejected compromise with Democrats and verbally abused them and fostered legislation that stings them.

Until now.

Now we have the correction that Democrats predicted. Now we will have divided government. Now the Republicans are dominant in only one house of Congress. Now the president will have no choice but to reach across the aisle to those in the House he has branded as “evil” and work with them. In theory, the second half of President Trump’s present term should be marked by compromise and inclusion rather than take-it-or-leave-it alienation.

On which style of governing will history smile?

The answer to that question depends largely on the House Democrats. In the campaign preceding their takeover of the House, they cautiously and successfully avoided even mentioning the potential impeachment of President Trump. Yet Rep. scumbag-Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., the incoming chairman of the House Judiciary Committee — the place where impeachment would originate — indicated last month that the committee will most likely consider impeachment of the president in January.

The House Judiciary Committee will focus on whether Trump fired FBI Director scumbag-James Comey because scumbag-Comey declined to go easy on Mike Flynn — the president’s friend and national security adviser — as scumbag-Comey has said the president demanded. The alleged crime is attempted obstruction of justice, which Democrats will argue the president committed by interfering with a federal criminal investigation for venal — i.e., dishonest or self-protective — purposes. They will probably call Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as a witness and extract from him his belief that there was no legitimate governmental purpose served by the scumbag-Comey firing and that it was done for the reasons Trump told Lester Holt of NBC News — because scumbag-Comey would not shut down the Flynn investigation.

The House Intelligence Committee will most likely reopen that committee’s investigation of the 87 communications that the Trump campaign had in 2016 with Russians, many of whom were agents for the Russian government. This has barely been addressed by the current House Intelligence Committee. Look for that committee to interrogate publicly Rosenstein, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and former deputy campaign manager Rick Gates. The House Democrats hope this will be a shadow investigation of special counsel dirty cop-Robert Mueller’s investigation, without the special counsel’s required secrecy.

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will begin to examine the monies that the president and his family have earned as a result of foreign diplomats staying at hotels the Trump Organization manages — it doesn’t outright own them — in Washington and New York. This will include a review of the heretofore elusive Trump corporate and individual income tax returns.

This, too, will be a shadow investigation to two litigations brought by members of Congress and others against the president personally that allege that Trump has violated the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. That clause prohibits a president from receiving anything of value from a foreign head of state during his time in office. Look for Michael Cohen — Trump’s former personal lawyer — and Trump’s personal and corporate accountants to testify on this.

Do the Democrats really think the country wants to go through all of this? Will the Democrats use their takeover of the House to work with President Trump or to wreck his presidency? Will the politically wounded president find within him any self-restraint and willingness to compromise? Might there be a silver lining to Trump’s midterm dark cloud?



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          1. steve blades

            take the bet!!

            and I base that prediction on past events like the last caravan and also the fact that at least a thousand a day enter freely,

            so really in the end a 7K people caravan is nothing