Thursday Top Headlines

by Media Editors: Two Norwegian lawmakers nominate Trump for Nobel Peace Prize (The Hill)

Pompeo: No economic relief until “complete denuclearization” of North Korea has been achieved (CNS News)

China adds advanced missiles to South China Sea islands (The Washington Free Beacon)

U.S. preparing to proceed with tariffs on Chinese goods (Fox Business)

What to look for in the inspector general’s report about DOJ and FBI election interference (The Federalist)

Could liar-Hillary Clinton still face charges over her emails? (Washington Examiner)

Never mind the liar-Clinton Foundation: New York files suit against President Trump, alleging his charity engaged in “illegal conduct” (The Washington Post)

Fed lifts interest rates and aims for another pair of increases later this year (MarketWatch)

Comcast, Disney in multibillion-dollar bidding war for Fox assets (CBS News)

Backdoor to illegal immigration closing: U.S. clears more asylum cases than it receives in May (The Washington Times)

Irish prime minister: Catholic hospitals must perform abortions to keep government funding (National Review)

With no White House invite from Trump, Democrats invite Golden State Warriors to Capitol (ABC News)

Humor: Gay man bravely comes out as fan of Chick-fil-A (The Babylon Bee)

Policy: Suicide rates rise in almost every state. What’s going on? (Independent Women’s Forum)

Policy: Faith-based adoption agencies are too valuable to shut down (Independent Women’s Forum)

~The Patriot Post


Yes, Trump Has A Plan To Kill DACA And If It Works, The Program Could End In Weeks

by Matt Vespa

{ } ~ The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program could come to an end if the Trump administration is successful… in what appears to be a secondary protocol for how to deal with an executive order that is arguably unconstitutional. Executed under the liar-nObama White House, DACA shields illegal aliens brought over as children who have met a certain criteria i.e. no criminal record from deportation. There is a separation of powers concern. It’s been on shaky legal footing for quite some time, which is why the Trump White House had a six-month enforcement delay when they announced they would be phasing out the program. Cue the Democratic outrage, but that six-month lull period was meant to give Congress time to get their act together and pass a DACA fix. They fumbled that. The Trump administration felt they couldn’t argue in defense of the law due to the constitutional issues and facing a lawsuit from various state attorneys general, they felt this was their best option—and it probably was. Yet, it’s still an issue that paralyzes the Hill. The Democrats shut down the government over it, a federal judge said they have to keep DACA a functioning program, and now we have two bills from the conservative and moderate wings that are set for a vote next week. Neither is expected to pass. What NBC News is reporting is that the Plan B of the Trump White House is to get a ruling from a federal judge in Texas to declare the program illegal, which could set in motion DACA’s death within weeks via NBC News…


States Resort to Individual Mandates to Save a Dying Healthcare System

by Raven Clabough

{ } ~ Vermont will require all residents to have health insurance by 2020… despite the national backlash against liar-nObamaCare’s individual mandate that demanded the same requirement of all Americans. Just days after Vermont signed its individual mandate into law, New Jersey followed suit. The two states now join Massachusetts, which has had a similar mandate in place for years. The laws prove that the federal government is not the only government capable of overreach. Vermont’s law, signed by Republican Governor Phil Scott late last month, creates a commission to work out the details of the law, but one thing is certain: Residents will be required to have health insurance or face a penalty. The mandate is scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2020. Supporters of the bill resorted to the same talking points used to advocate the individual mandate. They claim it will make insurance more affordable for everyone by spreading the insurance risk among as many people as possible. “We are committed to maintaining Vermont’s low uninsured rate,” declared Rebecca Kelley, Scott’s communications director…


Palestinian Swastikas: Where’s the Outrage?


{ } ~ Sunday, June 10 marked the 51st anniversary of the end of the Six-Day War, in which Israel decisively defeated Egypt and Jordan… As it happens, Hamas’s rolling assault on Israel’s Gaza fence is drawing to an end after nearly three months. What significant lesson can we draw from this latest round of Palestinian aggression? Three notable features of this latest flare-up in the Arab-Israeli conflict can guide us. Palestinian Neo-Nazism. Begin with how Palestinian rioters marked April 20, Hitler’s birthday, no less: they flew petrol bomb kites into Israel marked with swastikas. In this vein are UN Ambassador Nikki Haley’s remarks (6:22) excoriating Hamas for its May 14 assault on Israel, unleashed on the 70th anniversary of Israel’s declaration of independence, and the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. In it she cites (approx. 4 min. mark) a Hamas terrorist stating, of his wearing the Nazi swastika emblem — openly flaunted by Palestinian rioters: “The Jews go crazy when you mention Hitler.” A press release from Hamas celebrating the “Return March” included this call, right out of the Nazi playbook…



Jim Jordan Explodes On AG Sessions For Defending Rosenstein

by Amber Athey

{ } ~ House Judiciary member Jim Jordan ripped Attorney General Jeff Sessions to shreds on Tuesday night after he defended the actions of Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein… A new report revealed that Rosenstein was threatening to subpoena members of the House Intelligence Committee and Jordan ripped Sessions for not keeping his underling in check. “I’m almost flabbergasted, I mean, what is the attorney general saying?” Jordan said. “Rod Rosenstein hasn’t complied with Devin Nunes’ subpoena, hasn’t complied with Chairman Goodlatte’s subpoena, we’ve caught them hiding information in the Strzok-Page text messages.”…

VIDEO at the site.


Trump Reverses liar-nObama Free-for-All on Food Stamp Abuses

by Joshua Paladino

{ } ~ The number of America’s enrolled in the the nation’s food stamps program dropped in March to the lowest level since 2010… according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The USDA reported 40,083,954 Americans participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in March 2018. This is the lowest number reported since February 2010 when 39,588,993 received food stamps. Participation has fluctuated since President Donald Trump took office. In January 2017, 42,676,312 Americans were on SNAP. Enrollment increased in October 2017, as nearly 46 million people participated…


Snopes Deceives Again With CA Water Rationing ‘Fact-Check’

by Jordan Candler: California is home to 40 million residents. This enormous population is the partial underlying of a big problem: The state needs water. So much so that Democrat Gov. Jerry Brown has implemented measures to significantly curb water usage. But a large population is only the half of it. Despite periodic droughts and an influx of residents (legal and illegal), California has rejected policies that would alleviate its water needs.

In 2015, historian and California native Victor Davis Hanson noted, “It is ironic to encourage millions of newcomers to settle in the state without first making commensurately liberal investments for them in water supplies and infrastructure. Sharp rises in population still would not have mattered much had state authorities just followed their forbearers’ advice to continually increase water storage.” Furthermore, he wrote, “They would never have envisioned in a state of 40 million using the reservoirs in a drought to release water year-round for environmental objectives such as aiding the delta smelt or reintroducing salmon in the San Joaquin River watershed.”

Now the chickens are coming home to roost, and California residents are the ones suffering. Thanks to Gov. Brown, “There is a daily per-person 55-gallon limit ratcheting down to 50 gallons over the course of a decade, fines will be imposed upon violation, and, for at least some users, a reasonable-length shower and running the wash will put them over,” Inez Feltscher Stepman reports.

These limitations would have the effect of making showering and doing laundry on the same day unattainable for some people — an observation that elicited false rebuttals from the usual suspects, including from the “fact-checker” website Snopes, which stated: “The laws do not render it illegal for Californians to do laundry and take showers on the same day.” Well, duh. The law doesn’t explicitly prohibit showers and laundry, but in some cases that will be the inevitable outcome.

Snopes is conflating literal vs. figurative language here just like it did when it asserted that a California pro-LGBT assembly bill “does not seek to outlaw all religious or moral instruction regarding sexuality and sexual orientation, nor would it ban the sale or possession of generic religious texts such as the Bible.” Memo to Snopes: Read between the lines. Otherwise, stop pretending to be a fact-checker. ~The Patriot Post


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