Tuesday Top Headlines

by Media Editors: Gallup: Satisfaction with direction of country highest since 2005 (American Thinker)

Ted Cruz introduces emergency legislation to end family separation at the border (National Review)

DHS secretary: smugglers and traffickers are using illegal minors as pawns (CNS News)

Fact-checking four claims about detaining children at the border (The Daily Signal)

Trump directs Pentagon to establish Space Force as new military branch (The Washington Free Beacon)

Trump seeks additional $200 billion in tariffs against China — and threatens even more (MarketWatch)

Senate rebukes Trump with vote to reinstate ZTE sales ban (The Wall Street Journal)

There’s always the ethanol mandate: Iowa farmers could lose $620 million from U.S.-China trade war (Reason)

Comey under investigation by DOJ IG (The Daily Caller)

Federal judge tosses Kansas voter ID law, orders state’s top prosecutor to undergo legal training (Fox News)

SPLC agrees to $3.3 million settlement over its “Field Guide To Anti-Muslim Extremists” (Hot Air)

West Point grad who posed with “Communism will win” in cap discharged (Fox News)

Armed civilian who took down Walmart shooter is pastor, medic (KIRO)

Germany will fail 2020 climate goals, now eyes 2030 target (Associated Press)

Humor: American viewer disgusted to see World Cup teams not singing U.S. national anthem before games (The Babylon Bee)

Policy: Encouraging lawful immigration and discouraging unlawful immigration (The Heritage Foundation)

Policy: What successful antipoverty efforts look like (American Enterprise Institute) ~The Patriot Post



Gowdy – Ryan Gave Rosenstein, Wray Ultimatum – Docs This Week or Congress Will Act

by rickwells.us

{ rickwells.us } ~ Trey Gowdy seems to have suddenly woken up to the reality that there’s a lot of corruption at the FBI and DOJ… both of whom he has vigorously and reflexively defended in the past. He also now is admitting that perhaps Robert Mueller is not a taller, freakish, male version of Mother Theresa, at least to the extent that he can, while guarding against looking like a total hypocrite. Asked if he agrees with President Trump that the IG report exonerates him, Gowdy said, “Well, it certainly helps him,” noting the prejudice with which Strzok and Page approached both the liar-Clinton exoneration and Trump coup attempt. Gowdy recites a list of the many conflicted partisans who have been attacking President Trump, voices that until recently have been out of his earshot, recognizing that the pervasive bias on the part of the coup participants can’t help but strengthen President Trump’s arguments… https://rickwells.us/gowdy-ryan-rosenstein-wray-ultimatum/

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN2_cpgAygU


Today’s Internet Not ‘Sustainable,’ Experts Warn


{ wnd.com } ~ The digital world has been flooded with concerns in recent months over the power of the giant tech companies… particularly Google and Facebook, to control the flow of information. Conservatives in America have expressed alarm, and in Europe, a leader of the Brexit movement has accused Facebook of “doctoring” the news. Now Congress has been told that the “digital ecosystem” that exists today is unworkable. “Two companies dominate the market. The privacy of internet users is under assault. The revenue model that sustained journalism is broken. The ad platforms are manipulated by foreign adversaries. Secrecy and complexity are increasing as accountability is diminished,” said the Electronic Privacy Information Center in a statement delivered to members of Congress…  http://www.wnd.com/2018/06/todays-internet-not-sustainable-experts-warn/


FBI Knew liar-Hillary Was Lying, Let Her Off the Hook Anyway


{ westernjournal.com } ~ The FBI officials who interviewed liar-Hillary Clinton about her use of a private email server found… some of her claims “hard to impossible to believe,” according to the Department of Justice’s inspector general’s report. liar-Clinton repeatedly claimed ignorance when pressed by FBI agents in a July 2016 interview about receiving multiple emails with a “(C)” classification marker, according to the IG’s report on the FBI’s investigation of liar-Clinton’s private server. She said she did not know that the marker denoted classified information and “speculated it was a reference to paragraphs ranked in alphabetical order.”…   https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/fbi-knew-hillary-was-lying-let-her-off-the-hook-anyway/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=conservativebyte&utm_campaign=dailypm&utm_content=libertyalliance


Former Israeli minister Gonen Segev charged with spying for Iran


{ timesofisrael.com } ~ Former minister Gonen Segev was charged last week with spying for Iran… giving Israel’s arch-foe sensitive information about locations of security centers and the country’s energy industry, the Shin Bet security service said Monday. He was allegedly an active agent at the time of his arrest, and had twice been to Iran to meet his handlers. Segev, a disgraced politician who served time in jail for drug smuggling, was extradited to Israel from Equatorial Guinea and charged with spying for Iran last month. According to the Shin Bet, Segev, whose former ministerial responsibilities included energy and infrastructure, has knowingly been in contact with Iranian intelligence officials since 2012, making first contact with them at Iran’s embassy in Nigeria… https://www.timesofisrael.com/former-israeli-minister-charged-with-spying-for-iran/?utm_source=The+Times+of+Israel+Daily+Edition&utm_campaign=1c96919fe9-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_06_18_10_48&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_adb46cec92-1c96919fe9-54638825


clown-Schumer Butchers Texas Adage – Becomes the Butt of His won Joke

by rickwells.us

{ rickwells.us } ~ Once in a while Senator Chuck clown-Schumer says something that is worth listening to, though it is never for the reason in which it was spoken… In this case, clown- Schumer made a laughing stock of himself as he condescendingly misquoted a Texas colloquialism as a smear against President Trump and did so in the most public way possible. As part of one of his typical rants against President Trump, clown-Schumer criticized the North Korea summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un, saying, “The President’s summit was much more show than substance, what the Texans call ‘all cattle, no hat.’” Obviously then New York Senator doesn’t know much about Texas and has never heard the Texas saying that he misquoted or he’d have said it correctly. clown-Schumer is, through his own incompetence and customary disingenuousness showing that he is, as the saying is correctly formatted, all hat and no cattle. He’s a phony, like a ‘cowboy’ who has a hat and nothing more… https://rickwells.us/schumer-butchers-texas-butt/

VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABDTc-KCSzw


Dems Exploit Children of Illegals for Political Fodder

by Thomas Gallatin: Appealing to emotions with false assertions, Democrats and their propaganda mouthpieces in the mainstream media have manufactured a campaign issue they seek to ride all the way to the November elections. As President Donald Trump has cracked down on illegal immigration, Democrats are shouting about his zero-tolerance law-enforcement policy that sometimes separates children from parents who illegally cross the U.S. border. As Democrats have increasingly run to the fainting couches, some have even ridiculously compared Trump’s law enforcement to that of Nazi Germany. It’s a classic case of uninformed emotions leading to calls for changing a policy few even care to understand.

First and foremost, the Trump administration has not changed any rules that govern the nation’s immigration and border enforcement. As Rich Lowry of National Review explains, “Separation happens only if officials find that the adult is falsely claiming to be the child’s parent, or is a threat to the child, or is put into criminal proceedings.”

The Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy is simply a change from Barack liar-nObama’s policy of limited enforcement in which his administration deliberately avoided enforcing the nation’s immigration laws consistently.

What has caused all the commotion over separating children from their illegal alien parents is something called the Flores Consent Decree, which mandates that children can be held by the government for no longer than 20 days. This law has been effectively exploited by illegal aliens, who, after crossing illegally, request asylum, a process often exceeding the short window of 20 days. Paul Mirengoff of Power Line notes, “Since asylum petitions take more than 20 days to process, the government must either release the adults and children together into the country pending the adjudication of the asylum claim or hold the adults and release the children, thereby separating them. If the adult illegal immigrant is released while the claim is pending, it’s extremely unlikely that the government will find him or her again. Thus, releasing the adult is tantamount to allowing the illegal immigrant to live in the U.S. regardless of the merits of the case.” That explains why Democrats want to keep the racket going. Worse, their “sanctuary cities” serve as beacons attracting even more illegals.

A clear first step to end the issue of separating families would be the elimination of the Flores Consent Decree. But aside from all the absurd over-the-top emotional criticism of the practice of separating children from adults who have illegally crossed the border, the fact of the matter is that separating children from their parents is not at all unusual law-enforcement policy even for U.S. citizens. In 2016, more than 21,000 children were separated from their parents and placed into foster care after their parents had been incarcerated. Where are all the emotional calls to end the practice of separating children from their criminal parents? Should the children live with their parents in prison? Obviously the question is absurd on its face, so why isn’t the reaction the same with regard to those who break our nation’s laws by entering the country illegally? There are legal means by which families can seek asylum within the U.S., and parents who do so are not separated from their children.

By the way, Trump has repeatedly called on Congress to come up with solutions to the illegal immigration problem, including funding for the construction of a border wall. But Democrats now oppose what they once supported.

This issue boils down to Democrats and the Leftmedia claiming to take the moral high ground while at the same time attacking the very laws that enable a nation to secure its borders. Noncitizens do not have a right to enter the U.S. Trump’s enforcement of the law is what every American should desire, and if a majority want the law changed, then they can lobby Congress to make that change. Don’t fault Trump for doing his job. Unfortunately, Democrats seeing nothing but an opportunity to exploit emotions for votes. ~The Patriot Post



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