Thursday News Executive Summary

Jordan Candler:  Science & Technology

WHO NEEDS PARIS WHEN WE HAVE CAPITALISM?  U.S. had largest CO2 decline on a country basis in 2019 (Washington Examiner)

ATTACKING ONE OF THE REASONS FOR REDUCED EMISSIONS: commie-AOC introduces bill to ban fracking nationwide (National Review)

FOR THE RECORD: No clear path to wide adoption of electric vehicles, researchers warn (Washington Examiner)

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: China confirms 15,152 new cases, 254 additional deaths; consequently, Communist Party chief have been sacked (CNBC)

Government & Politics

TROY PRICE OUT: Iowa Democrat Party chair resigns after caucus fiasco (NBC News)

“NUMEROUS CRITICAL ISSUES … WERE IGNORED”: House Republicans boycott intel hearing, accuse scumbag/liar-Adam Schiff of ignoring FISA abuse (Fox News)

IVY LEAGUE CORRUPTION: Department of Education launches investigation into foreign-gifts reporting at Harvard and Yale Universities (Ed.gov)CRACKING DOWN: Pentagon set to back Huawei restrictions (Politico)

Culture & Heartland

“HORRIFYING TO ANYONE WITH NORMAL SENSIBILITIES”: Thousands of fetal remains found in Illinois are buried in Indiana (Fox News)ABOUT TIME: High-school students file lawsuit to block transgender athletes in Connecticut (National Review)

Closing Arguments

POLICY: Don’t get caught up in reports of divisions within the Democratic Party over “Medicare for All” vs. “public option” legislation (The Heritage Foundation)

POLICY: What a Republican climate-change agenda might look like (National Review)HUMOR: In appreciation for primary win, commie-Bernie Sanders promises to make New Hampshire the site of his very first reeducation camp (The Babylon Bee)

IN RELATED HUMOR… commie-Bernie assures public that his reeducation camps will be tuition-free (Genesius Times)  ~The Patriot Post

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Senate votes to begin debate on resolution limiting Trump’s war powers on Iran

by personalliberty.com ~ The Senate on Wednesday narrowly voted to begin debate on a resolution that would block President Donald Trump from carrying out attacks on Iran… All Democrats present plus eight Republicans voted 51-45 in favor of beginning debate on the resolution from Virginia Democratic Sen. scumbag-Tim Kaine, which would require the immediate cessation of “hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran or any part of its government or military, unless explicitly authorized” by Congress. scumbag-Kaine’s resolution is privileged under the 1973 War Powers Act, which means the Virginia Democrat is able to force a debate and vote on it with only a majority of votes, rather than the more common 60-vote threshold for legislative measures. “This resolution is about Congress reclaiming its rightful role in decisions about war,” scumbag-Kaine said Wednesday in floor remarks. “While the president does and must always have the ability to defend the United States from imminent attack, the executive power to initiate war stops there. An offensive war requires a congressional debate and vote. This should not be a controversial proposition. It’s clearly stated in the Constitution. ”The eight Republicans voting in support of proceeding to debate on the measure were Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Jerry Moran of Kansas, rino-Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Todd Young of Indiana, Mike Lee of Utah, rino-Susan Collins of Maine, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana. The House has already voted on a similar resolution, passing it with bipartisan votes in the wake of the administration’s targeted killing last month in Iraq with a U.S. drone of Tehran’s top military commander, Qassem Soleimani. While scumbag-Kaine’s resolution in theory should be able to easily pass the House and then go to the president’s desk, Trump is expected to veto it. Democrats lack the two-thirds votes necessary in both the House and Senate to overturn such a veto…  https://personalliberty.com/senate-votes-to-begin-debate-on-resolution-limiting-trumps-war-powers-on-iran/   

Here They Go Again: liar-Pelosi to Launch New Investigation into Trump

By MEGAN FOX{pjmedia.com } ~ Just when you thought America’s long impeachment drama was over and behind us, the Democrats have begun the process to do it again… While most of us believed they would try to repeat impeachment, we thought it would start in the second term and not a mere week after Trump was acquitted the first time. But liar-Nancy Pelosi is hot under the collar about Trump tweeting about the absurdly long sentence that Deep State prosecutors suggested for Roger Stone. The president tweeted out a storm of criticism when the news broke that prosecutors were recommending nine years in prison. Keep in mind that child rapists get an average of three to seven years in prison. Calling the recommendation for the sentence, which was certainly politically motivated, “horrible and very unfair” and it may not even a crime based on the way these prosecutors do business, the president then went on to question the prosecutors. These same prosecutors, who had ruined the lives of many people surrounding the president, were connected to the Mueller witch-hunt. None of the charges were related to the president or anything his administration had done but were a conglomeration of tax offenses from years ago and “lying to the FBI,” which was a crime created after the investigation began. Process crimes or crimes committed during an investigation are often a strategy by law enforcement to bring a charge where none could be found. Interview a suspect enough times, and keep them in solitary confinement, as they did to Paul Manafort, and you will eventually get an inconsistency in the retelling of facts. Then they slap a charge of “lying to the FBI” on the suspect and jail him. It’s out of control and should not be allowed to happen again. Trump called out the judge who is presiding over Stone’s case as the same judge that threw Manafort into solitary confinement. Manafort’s crime was tax evasion and money laundering years ago before Trump was president. No one has ever heard of a white-collar criminal being punished like Hannibal Lecter. Manafort, 70 years old, was treated like a terrorist and became very sick while held in confinement at Rikers, a maximum-security prison two hours away from his legal team. His family was given no information on his condition even though he had to be hospitalized. Trump has unleashed retribution after his acquittal and is going after every one of the coup conspirators who has investigated him and everyone who surrounds him since 2016. Don’t forget that Democrats used purchased fake documents to launch the investigation and obtained falsified FISA warrants to illegally tap the president and his campaign. These people are criminals. liar-Nancy Pelosi is going to try and turn Trump’s tweets into more impeachable offenses. She tweeted out her belief that he is violating her made-up rules of behavior for presidents and he “should be investigated” for “interfering” with the sentencing of Roger Stone… https://pjmedia.com/trending/here-they-go-again-pelosi-to-launch-new-investigation-into-trump/?utm_source=pjmedia&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad=&bcid=7220442bc3498cb5e2d68f3cb4d11680&recip=18305623   

Barr to testify before House Judiciary Committee

by Susan Ferrechio{washingtonexaminer.com } ~ House Democrats announced on Wednesday that Attorney General William Barr agreed to testify before the Judiciary Committee… The announcement of the March 31 hearing comes a day after the Justice Department scaled back a sentencing recommendation for longtime Trump associate Roger Stone, which provoked outrage among House and Senate Democrats. “In your tenure as Attorney General, you have engaged in a pattern of conduct in legal matters relating to the President that raises significant concerns for this Committee,” House Judiciary Chairman scumbag liar-Jerry Nadler, a New York Democrat, wrote to Barr in a letter confirming his appearance. “In the past week alone, you have taken steps that raise grave questions about your leadership of the Department of Justice.” scumbag liar-Nadler said Democrats plan to address several recent actions taken by the Justice Department, including a decision announced Tuesday to scale back the seven- to nine-year prison sentence recommended by prosecutors for Stone, who was convicted of lying to Congress and other charges. Democrats said they also want to question Barr about the decision to withdraw the nomination of former U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu, who had been nominated to a position in the Treasury Department. Liu oversaw the prosecution of Stone as well as former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who is charged with lying to the FBI. President Trump has criticized the prosecution of both men. Democrats also want Barr to explain the process the department has created for Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani to provide information he said he had obtained from Ukraine related to corruption allegations against the loose lips liar-Bidens. In the letter, scumbag liar-Nadler suggested Barr is guilty of using the department to serve Trump’s political purposes… Here we go again. Of course the dems never lie.  https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/barr-to-testify-before-house-judiciary-committee?utm_source=breaking_push&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=push_notifications&utm_source=WEX_News%20Brief_02/12/2020&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WEX_News%20Brief&rid=5261  

The Sinister Truth About The Coronavirus And China’s “Trojan Horse” Is Shocking

by wiredconservative.com ~ As if the coronavirus pandemic couldn’t get any more ominous. Now that it has become painfully obvious the Chinese government is lying to the rest of the world about the gravity of the outbreak… the truth seems to be going from bad to worse by the day. While thousands of Chinese citizens have died from the coronavirus and likely hundreds of thousands more are sick with it, the Chinese government is focused on their own reputation and keeping their political foes in check. It is being reported that China has allegedly sent a “Trojan horse” into their political adversary Taiwan. China is now using the coronavirus as a biological warfare weapon and the rest of the world had better take heed to this developing story. On the heels of the bombshell revelation that China has been engineering an “offensive biological warfare weapon” that accidentally escaped their BSL-4 facilities and launched a global pandemic, we are now getting confirmation from our investigators in Taiwan that China has deployed a biological warfare attack against Taiwan by seeding an evacuation flight of Taiwan citizens with an infected “Trojan horse” human weapon who contaminated the entire evacuation flight. This is a damning escalation of tensions between communist China and Taiwan as the coronavirus pandemic explodes, nearly doubling the number of confirmed infections every 3.5 days i.e. exponential, self-sustained pandemic outbreak. As part of an evacuation operation carried out by the government of Taiwan, the communist Chinese government refused to allow Taiwan to charter its own plane to rescue its citizens from the Wuhan region. China demanded that its own airplane be used, refusing to follow the Taiwan government’s request that “old women, women with children and children” should be the priority of evacuees allowed to take the flight. Instead, China placed three passengers on the flight who were not on Taiwan’s list of citizens, and one of those individuals, completely unknown to Taiwan, turned out to be infected with coronavirus…  https://wiredconservative.com/247-alerts/the-sinister-truth-about-the-coronavirus-and-chinas-trojan-horse-is-shocking/?aff_id=1262&utm_placement=cflg-tap  

When America Saved Iran

by Stephen Brown{cms.frontpagemag.com } ~ It was about a hundred years ago and a period of history most people have forgotten. It was during the throes of the First World War that Iran… a militarily-weak country, watched helplessly as Turkish and Russian armies battled each other across its territory, leaving a trail of devastation in their wake and tens of thousands of refugees. Starvation and disease were soon decimating these poor victims of war. But into this huge humanitarian gap jumped, without hesitation, America’s Near East Relief organization, perhaps the greatest American humanitarian organization that ever existed. It would go on to be responsible for saving at least one million lives in the war-wracked Near East in Syria, Iran, the Russian Caucasus and Greece, especially those of children. At one time, Near East Relief was caring for, feeding and providing medical care to 132,000 orphans. And yet nowadays hardly anyone knows the name of Near East Relief and the great work it did. The Near East Relief got its start in September, 1915 when a telegram was received in the United states from the American ambassador to Greece, Henry Morgenthau, about the Turkish genocide against the Armenians. In it, he urged the formation of a committee to save the Armenians. “The destruction of the Armenian race is rapidly progressing,” stated Morgenthau. Morgenthau’s message was then given to James L. Barton, Foreign secretary of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, who enlisted Cleveland H. Dodge to form a committee to address the Armenian crisis. Dodge was a personal friend of President Woodrow Wilson. Under the leadership of Dodge, Barton and Samuel Dutton with Henry Morgenthau, the Near East Relief was founded first as the Armenian Relief Committee, and then the American Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief. It was incorporated to be an act of Congress in August, 1919 as the Near East Relief. Former President William Taft was named in this act of Congress as an incorporating officer. The Near East Relief always received substantial presidential backing…  https://cms.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/02/when-america-saved-iran-stephen-brown   

SPACED OUT Mysterious object 500 million light years away baffles scientists after transmitting signals that hit Earth every 16 days

by Britta Zeltmann{thesun.co.uk } ~ A MYSTERIOUS object 500million light years away has baffled scientists after transmitting signals that hit Earth every 16 days… Scientists do not know what is causing the phenomenon, but it is being recognised as the first reliable pattern of fast radio bursts in deep space. These newly discovered radio bursts repeat their activity every 16 days – suggesting something is controlling them. Researchers have so far found over 100 types of fast radio bursts, but only 10 of those have been seen to repeat – and none have shown any consistent tempo. Astrophysicists discovered the pattern in data from the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment, or CHIME, radio telescope in British Columbia. In this particular instance, around one to two radio bursts will blast out per hour for four days before going silent for 12 days. The cycle then repeats itself. These bursts were recently traced to a spiral galaxy nearly 500 million light-years away from Earth. Duncan Lorimer, an astrophysicist at West Virginia University in Morgantown told Science News: “This is very significant. “It’s potentially going to take us in an interesting direction to get to the bottom of these repeaters.” It has been suggested that this particular fast radio burst could be orbiting something else, such as a star or a black hole. Winds could be another cause, periodically boosting or blocking radio pulses. But despite scientists not knowing what causes the signals, they are ruling some things out. Leon Oostrum at the Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy told New Scientist: “If it were an alien beacon I would think it would emit more quickly, because a 16-day period is not efficient for communication. “Imagine getting one signal every 16 days – it would take forever to get a message.”  https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/10923015/mysterious-object-500million-light-years-scientists/   

.Challenging Sanctuary Jurisdictions

Arnold Ahlert:  For as long as most Americans can remember, Democrats have made it clear that any law inimical to their agenda can be blithely ignored. Nothing makes this clearer than the hundreds of locales across the nation known as “sanctuary” jurisdictions, where policies forbid local law enforcement from cooperating with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). New York state is one such place, and for the first time America has an administration willing to force the political class to choose between maintaining a haven for illegal aliens or keeping access to programs that help state residents move through customs lines more quickly.

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf revealed  the administration’s agenda last Wednesday. Wolf explained the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was immediately suspending enrollment in Global Entry and several other Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP), including NEXUS, SENTRI, and FAST. Thousands of New Yorkers are members of these programs, because they allow people to bypass typically long Customs and Border Protection (CPB) lines.The state’s recently enacted “Green Light Law,” which gives illegal aliens access to drivers’ licenses — but also blocks federal agencies like ICE and CPB from accessing the state’s DMV records without a court order — was the tipping point. In a letter provided to state officials, Wolf noted the law “compromises CPB’s ability to confirm whether an individual applying to TTP membership meets the program’s eligibility requirement.”Why is that important? “In New York alone, last year ICE arrested 149 child predators, identified or rescued 105 victims of exploitation and human trafficking, arrested 230 gang members, and seized 6,487 pounds of illegal narcotics, including fentanyl and opioids,” Wolf added. “In the vast majority of these cases, ICE relied on New York DMV records to fulfill its mission.”And that was before the law took effect in December, precipitating a surge of illegals rushing to New York DMVs to obtain their new identification, using foreign documents such as passports or a driver’s license to get it.Not all New Yorkers were on board. Lawsuits filed by Rensselaer County Clerk Frank Merola and Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns, both of whom argued the law would put him in conflict with federal immigration law, were dismissed separately by U.S. district judges, Gary Sharpe and Elizabeth Wolford, for the same reason: Both judges deemed the clerks lacked standing to challenge the law.New York Attorney General Letitia James was pleased  the courts dismissed “meritless claims.”And last Friday she announced her intent to sue the DHS. “Despite President Trump’s attempt to punish New Yorkers for passing our own laws and standing up to his xenophobic policies, we will not back down,” she said.Xenophobic policies? During his State of the Union Address, President Trump made it clear what sanctuary jurisdictions are really all about. “Just 29 days ago, a criminal alien freed by the sanctuary city of New York was charged with the brutal rape and murder of a 92-year-old woman,” Trump stated. “The killer had been previously arrested for assault, but under New York’s sanctuary policies, he was set free. If the city had honored ICE’s detainer request, his victim would be alive today.”CNN’s Van Jones, who was once the scumbag/liar-nObama administration’s “green jobs” czar until he was forced to resign due in large part to his association with the 9/11 conspiracy truthers, provided the typically progressive response to such inconvenient realities. After asserting that Trump is “managing” racial issues as a “tradeoff between the Latinos and the African Americans,” Jones insisted, “Sanctuary cities are safer than non-sanctuary cities. The Cato Institute, which is libertarian, has come out and said immigrants are committing less crime.” He added, “So, for some reason he thinks that doubling down on the anti-immigrant piece is a big part of this thing.”Remarkably, no one ever challenges the utter bankruptcy of such an absurd contention. If the Rule of Law were upheld, crimes committed by illegals would be almost  wholly avoidable. Thus, it would be truly enlightening to know what Jones and other sanctuary supporters consider a “reasonable” level of murders, rapes, robberies, etc., Americans must endure, not just for accommodating illegal immigration, but seeing it incentivized by “woke” politicians.Trump addressed that reality as well. “No issue better illustrates the divide between America’s working class and America’s political class than illegal immigration,” he stated. “Wealthy politicians and donors push for open borders while living their lives behind walls, gates, and guards. Meanwhile, working-class Americans are left to pay the price for mass illegal immigration.”One political-class member, Richard Azzopardi, a senior adviser to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, was annoyed  by the crackdown. “This is obviously political retaliation by the federal government and we’re going to review our legal options,” he said. Cuomo echoed those sentiments, calling the crackdown “pure politics.” He also asserted the federal government is “anti-immigrant.”Nothing is more political — or more dishonest — than the ongoing and highly orchestrated effort by progressives to conflate illegal and legal immigration, as if the difference between the two is somehow irrelevant.It is not, and the Trump administration is making that crystal clear. Moreover, Ken Cuccinelli, the senior official performing the duties of acting secretary at the DHS  reminded Americans what Cuomo and his illegal-immigration-supporting allies have either forgotten or don’t care about: “[A] majority of 9/11 terrorists used Virginia driver’s licenses to help accomplish their evil mission,” Cuccinelli stated. Moreover, unlike Virginia, which addressed the problem, Cuccinelli added that New York is “walking backwards, quite intentionally, in the other direction to bar the sharing of law-enforcement-relevant information like vehicle registration, matching driver’s licenses to identifications, and, critically, criminal records which are kept up to date, and DMV databases.”Access to records is only part of the equation. The Real ID Act of 2005 requires states to establish an applicant’s date of birth, Social Security number, proof of residence, and citizenship or lawful status to obtain a driver’s license compliant with that law. It also empowers the DHS secretary to define “official purposes” for which those licenses can be used, including the boarding of commercially operated airline flights, or entering federal buildings and nuclear power plants.Nonetheless, The Washington Post reveals the administration’s efforts are rather modest: “A DHS official with knowledge of the deliberations said the department does not plan to take immediate steps against other states and cities.”Really? Why not? Fifteen states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico offer driver’s licenses to illegals, and it’s well past time to have the courts decide if this practice — asserted to be a states rights’ issue — is really another effort to nullify federal immigration law.Furthermore, this administration should explore every  option available to undermine sanctuary policies — including demands that Congress enact laws making officials who harbor illegals subject to civil and criminal liabilities when those illegals commit crimes that harm American citizens.Hopefully, making it inconvenient to travel is the first in a series of initiatives that would ultimately make sanctuary jurisdictions politically untenable.Americans have abided de facto anarchy long enough.  ~The Patriot Post

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