Thursday Top News Executive Summary

Media Editors:  Above the Fold

ASYLUM RESTRICTIONS GIVEN THE GO-AHEAD: “In a major win for the Trump administration, the Supreme Court issued an order late Wednesday ending all injunctions that had blocked the White House’s ban on asylum for anyone trying to enter the U.S. by traveling through a third country, such as Mexico, without seeking protection there. … The Supreme Court’s order was not a final ruling on the policy’s merits but does allow the policy to take effect nationwide, including in the 9th Circuit, while the case makes its way through the lower courts.” (Fox News)HISTORIC MILESTONE: “The U.S. Senate confirmed President Trump’s 150th judicial nominee Wednesday, helping to fulfill the president’s campaign promise to remake the federal bench with a conservative bent. Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham called the number of confirmations a ‘historic milestone.’ ‘These conservative judicial appointments will impact our nation for years to come,’ the South Carolina Republican said.” (The Washington Times)GESTURE OF GOOD WILL: “President Trump offered an olive branch to Beijing in the U.S.-China trade war. Less than a month after his administration committed to a hike in tariffs on Chinese goods on Oct. 1, the president announced a ‘gesture of good will’ Wednesday by saying he would delay the extra taxes by two weeks. … Prior to Trump’s tweets Thursday evening, China made a gesture of its own by waiving some tariffs on U.S. goods.” (Washington Examiner)

Government & Politics

CLEAN WATER RULE REFORM: “The Trump administration is officially rolling back an scumbag/liar-nObama-era environmental rule that threatened farmers and other landowners with significant fines or jail time if they failed to comply with onerous regulations on waterways. The Clean Water Rule, more commonly referred to as the ‘Waters of the US’ rule or WOTUS, was finalized by the scumbag/liar-nObama administration in 2015. The rule attempted to clarify which waters were subject to the regulations of the Clean Water Act, but in many cases ended up confusing land owners even further.” (The Daily Caller)

TAKING AIM AT NATIONWIDE INJUNCTIONS: “Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R., N.C.) introduced legislation Wednesday to end nationwide injunctions after a California judge took action to stop a change in the Trump administration’s asylum policy from going into effect. The legislation, titled the ‘Nationwide Injunction Abuse Prevention Act,’ would prevent individual district court judges from issuing nationwide halts to new policies.” (The Washington Free Beacon)

E-CIGARETTE BAN: Time magazine reports: “President Donald Trump called vaping a ‘problem’ and his health secretary said the government would force companies to remove flavored vaping products from the market after reports of hundreds of U.S. cases of a mysterious illness related to e-cigarette devices. … More than 450 cases of the respiratory condition were reported as of Sept. 6, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The severity of the cases vary, but six people have died.” The Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh observes, “The few deaths from vaping are almost all tied to unlicensed, blackmarket products. A ban on vaping will only drive more people towards precisely the kind of vaping that’s causing the problem in the first place. The government is once again solving a problem by creating one.”DEM DEBATE: Seven questions heading into tonight’s 10-candidate Democrat debate (Associated Press)

Business & Economy

VIRTUE SIGNALING: One hundred forty-five CEOs implore Senate leaders to act on “gun violence,” saying doing nothing is “simply unacceptable” (The Washington Post)OPIOID SETTLEMENT: “Purdue Pharma, maker of the painkiller OxyContin, has reached a tentative comprehensive settlement with 22 state attorneys general and thousands of local governments and tribes that had sued the drug manufacturer, charging that it catalyzed the opioid crisis. The $10 billion to $12 billion settlement reportedly requires the dissolution of the Stamford, Conn. company, which is accused of helping jumpstart the opioid epidemic and is expected to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy soon. A new company will be created, which will still sell OxyContin but also contribute funds to combat the opioid epidemic. The company’s owners, the Sackler family, will pay $3 billion of the settlement out of their personal $13 billion fortune over the next seven years and give up control of Purdue Pharma.” (National Review)

FED CRITIQUE: “U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on the ‘boneheads’ at the Federal Reserve to push interest rates down into negative territory, a move reluctantly used by other world central banks to battle weak economic growth that risks punishing savers and banks’ earnings in the process.” (Reuters)

Closing Arguments

POLICY: Why did the deficit just top $1 trillion? (Issues & Insights)POLICY: The deeply destructive climate-change litigation game (RealClearMarkets)

HUMOR: New NRA survey: Average American has more guns than “The Matrix” lobby scene (IMAO)  

~The Patriot Post     . 

Democrat Bill to Prop Up Social Security Likely to Pass the House

by Bob Adelmann

{ } ~ Social Security is in trouble. It has been in trouble for 84 years. Representative John Larson’s (D-Conn.) plan to prop it up is a mixture of the same old brew offered by past Congresses to keep the Ponzi-like scheme afloat for a few more years… Called the Social Security 2100 Act, Larson claims to have 210 Democrat cosponsors for it in the House, which means it’s almost certain to pass the House later on this fall. It’s also all but certain that the Republican-controlled Senate will ignore the issue in light of it being the third rail of politics and as the 2020 elections draw ever closer. On the surface the mixture appears enticing: Larson’s bill would increase benefits for all current and future beneficiaries. It would change the inflation adjustment formula called COLA to reflect more accurately changes in the price level. It also increases the minimum benefit for the lowest-paid workers heading into retirement. And it would lower income taxes on benefits as they are paid out. Naturally there are payroll tax increases, but they’re being sold as a tax on the wealthy and a tiny increase on everyone else. Larson’s plan would require those whose earnings rise above $400,000 year to begin paying into the plan again they currently pay only on their first $132,500 of income. For everyone else the plan touts the necessary increase to “a mere 50 cents a week increase, per year.” The hard data show that, on average, over a lifetime of working a millennial worker and his employer would each ante-up an extra $15,500 into the program. In exchange the worker, when he retires, would receive back $80,000 or perhaps a little more. In inflation-adjusted terms, Larson’s plan simply trades today’s dollars for future dollars, which by then will be worth vastly less in purchasing power. Missing from the conversation is any mention of the real solution to the never-ending crisis facing Social Security: ending the program and letting those who earn the money decide what to do with it on their own without government intervention. There are many proposals waiting to be offered and some encouraging history of other welfare state programs being converted to private accounts. At bottom, the issue isn’t making Social Security solvent. The main issue is one of ownership of one’s financial future: Will workers continue to be forced to let the government extract funds from their paychecks in order to return some later when they retire? Or will they be allowed to determine, on their own, what to do with the money they earn?…  

commie-AOC Announces: We Are Breaking Up the Green New Deal

by James Murphy{ } ~ The Green New Deal, that fanciful piece of socialist legislation brought forth by freshman Congresswoman commie-Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.), which has been endorsed by all the major Democrat presidential candidates for 2020… is moving forward but in pieces according to commie-AOC. “One of the things I think is really exciting,” the Democratic-Socialist said on Tuesday, is that “the legislation that we are planning on introducing is not one broad sweeping piece of legislation…. We are breaking it up into parts.” So commie-Ocasio-Cortez and her colleagues are busting the bill up into smaller pieces so it will hurt less as they attempt to jam the big government, monstrosity down the collective throat of the American people. Among the things the allegedly “climate-friendly” legislation calls for is to “achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions through a fair and just transition for all communities and workers,” and “to promote justice and equity by stopping current, preventing future and repairing historic oppression” of a litany of intersectional groups that are referred to as “frontline and vulnerable communities.” The initial “pieces” of Green New Deal legislation could be seen as early as this month, according to commie-Ocasio-Cortez. Among those first pieces of legislation will be what commie-AOC describes as the “Green New Deal housing plan.” “We are really excited about it,” the Congresswoman said. “That’s going to be dropping this month, and it’s going to be really a focus on buildings, which is one of the three major industries we have to focus on when it comes to reducing carbon emissions.” Also, on the coming docket is legislation calling for a complete transition away from automobiles that use fossil fuels… No matter how small the deal is its still a bad deal.  

Jim Jordan calls out House Dems: Figure out who’s ‘going to jail’ over Trump-Russia, scumbag/liar-Clinton probes

By Nick Givas  

{ } ~ As House Democrats prepare to proceed with their legislative agenda, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said lawmakers should shift their focus from impeachment to investigating former… FBI Director scumbag-James Comey and former Secretary of State scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton. “When you’re solely focused on going after the president you can’t do what’s best for the country. And that’s been the problem with the Democrats,” Jordan said Monday on “Fox & Friends.” “scumbag-Jim Comey… is the guy solely responsible for putting the country through three years of this saga that we have now lived through,” he continued, arguing that many Americans want to know “when someone’s going to jail” over alleged wrongdoing in the Trump-Russia and scumbag/liar-Clinton email investigations. Last month, a Justice Department inspector general report said that scumbag-Comey  violated FBI policy when he revealed information about discussions with President Trump to people outside the agency. Last year, the inspector general criticized scumbag-Comey’s handling of the investigation into scumbag/liar-Clinton’s use of a private server for emails while she was secretary of state. Jordan claimed much of the Democratic agenda has failed, including their questioning of former Trump attorney Michael Cohen and former special counsel Robert Mueller. He also said they should be more focused on shoring up the southern border and dealing with China’s intellectual property theft. Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are looking to formally define what Chairman scumbag liar-Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., has referred to as impeachment proceedings against President Trump. Democrats on the committee are planning on voting on how the investigation is defined, through a resolution that would set the boundaries of the probe, Politico reported. “The Michael Cohen hearing didn’t work out the way they  wanted. The John Dean hearing didn’t work out the way they wanted and of course, the Bob Mueller hearing and that investigation didn’t work out the way they wanted,” Jordan said earlier in the interview. “But that doesn’t stop them. They’re going to continue to push this ridiculous impeachment narrative,” he added. “When they’re focused on this warrantless impeachment inquiry, you’re not getting done the things we need to be doing, like fixing the border situation — dealing with… the intellectual property theft of China. Things we’re supposed to deal with on the Judiciary Committeee”.  


FBI Given Hard Evidence of scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton-Linked $66 Billion Libya Scheme

By Jim Hayek

{ } ~ “The names we keep hearing are Sidney Blumenthal and Cody Shearer — people who have been around the scumbag/liar-Clintons as being a part of this… But I also think it’s kind of interesting because what it looks like is, they paid Steele to put together the dossier and told him what to put in,” Jordan said. “Talk about rigging the game and putting together a document that will serve your purposes as an opposition research document.” “That is what the scumbag/liar-Clinton team did and then when you see names like Sidney Blumenthal coming up. We deposed this guy during the Benghazi hearings,” Jordan continued. “ He has been with the scumbag/liar-Clintons forever. He was knee deep in the whole Libya, Benghazi story, particularly the story where they weren’t square with the American people about what was the actual catalyst of the attack, and they tried to blame it on video.” But now there is more to the story. According to Zero Hedge recently made public FBI records reveal that the agency virtually ignored evidence from private GOP-backed sources about a scheme in which scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton associates tried to exploit her position as Secretary of State in order to profit from the 2011 turmoil in Libya she helped to create, according to RealClearInvestigations. The documents, provided to the FBI in June 2016 as the agency was kicking its Trump-Russia investigation into high gear, allege that scumbag/liar-Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal sent her “a series of detailed memos and reports about Libya,” which were intended as a “quid pro quo” which might help a post-Gaddafi Libya recover as much as $66 billion in offshore funds hidden by the slain strongman. According to the private investigators funded by Judicial Watch: “Our evidence shows that Mr. Blumenthal was involved with a group of intelligence professionals seeking to repatriate assets which were plundered and then exfiltrated by the Gaddafi family and hidden in various offshore localities.” If successful, Blumenthal and associates “stood to gain a brokers’ cut of perhaps hundreds of millions of dollars.” The private Libya inquiry leaves important issues unsettled. The documents do not include emails or other original source material to support the allegations within. While claiming to possess evidence that Blumenthal and his associates had contracts and offshore accounts to repatriate the money, the documents say “no concrete evidence” was found suggesting scumbag/liar-Clinton acted to support the effort…  

Is Christopher Wray Protecting Andrew McCabe?

By Daniel John Sobieski

{ } ~ FBI Director Christopher Wray has tried to stay out of the public eye, and while he does not have liar and leaker scumbag-James Comey’s flair for flamboyant, self-serving press conferences, and doesn’t have his fingerprints all over the Russian collusion hoax and FISAgate… he still is a D.C. swamp rat working behind the scenes to protect his deep-state cronies. The text messages of FBI agents Peter Strzok and paramour Lisa Page have gone a long way to explain and document the attempt by President scumbag/liar-nObama’s government agencies to keep scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton out of prison and Donald Trump out of the White House. One would think the text messages of Andrew McCabe, fired for “lack of candor,” would be a treasure trove of information detailing the coup plotters’ machinations and deliberations. So why is Wray fighting to keep them out of public view and away from legal scrutiny? McCabe, the man he worked for, scumbag-Comey, and the people who worked under McCabe, such as Strzok and Page, took the fruit of foreign interference in our election that was the Steele Dossier, compiled from Russian sources, delivered through a British agent, and paid for by the DNC and Team scumbag/liar-Clinton, and used it to commit a fraud upon the FISA court to trigger the illegal surveillance of one political campaign by another with the aid of co-conspirators at the DoJ and FBI. That McCabe himself was a key architect of this coup is found in the texts of Strozk, who speaks of the plan hatched in “Andy’s office” to stop Trump at all costs, with this end justifying any and all means: Out of all the damning, politically charged anti-Trump text messages released, one text from Strzok to Lisa Page on August 15, 2016, raised the most suspicion. It referred to a conversation and a meeting that had just taken place in “Andy’s” widely believed to be Deputy FBI Dir. Andrew McCabe’s office. According to Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Strzok had texted this: “I want to believe the path you threw out for consideration in Andy’s office break… that there’s no way he gets elected. I want to believe that… But I’m afraid we can’t take that risk… We have to do something about it.” Indeed it is. Christopher Wray may also be suffering from his own lack of candor in his reasons for hiding McCabe’s text messages. We saw a typical deep-state bob-and-weave in his reaction to Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s report on the handling of scumbagt/liar-Hillary Clinton’s emails. Wray’s explanation of the Horowitz report revealed him to be just another deep state-shill willing to ignore the attempted and ongoing coup against the duly elected president, Donald J. Trump. In his Orwellian press conference…  

A 9/11 Retrospective

Publius:  Today we solemnly mark the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attack on our nation, when 2,977 innocents, mostly American citizens, were murdered by 19 Islamic fascists. There were 2,763 people murdered in New York, including the passengers and crew of AA flight 11 and UA flight 175. The victims included 343 firefighters and paramedics, 23 police officers and 37 Port Authority officers. At the Pentagon, 189 people were murdered, including 64 aboard AA flight 77. In Pennsylvania, 44 people were murdered aboard AA flight 93. More than 6,000 others were injured. Though mostly U.S. citizens, the victims were also from 77 other countries.

This was not just an attack against America. It was an attack against the unalienable rights of all people to “life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”We invite you to join us as we offer our prayers for the families of the WTC, Pentagon and Shanksville victims, and for our Armed Forces who are now serving on the front lines in the Long War to contain Islamic terrorism. Despite paying a heavy price for appeasement of jihadi terrorists under the last administration, under the current one there is cause for renewed hope of success against this lethal threat.From 9/11 to this date, the U.S. has thwarted well over 100 planned Islamist attacks on our nation, and we must remain vigilant to avoid another catastrophic attack on our homeland. But the Islamist threat abroad continues to add attacks to its indiscriminate and murderous record. 

 ~The Patriot Post  


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