Tuesday Top Headline Summary

by Media Editors: Democrats, defenders of infanticide: “The Senate voted 53-44 in favor of legislation that would protect survivors of abortion, falling short of the necessary 60 votes to proceed as Democrats blocked the bill when only three of them joined Republicans. Sens. Doug Jones of Alabama, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, and Bob Casey Jr. of Pennsylvania were the only Democrats to vote for the bill. All other 44 Democratic senators voted against the bill.” (The Daily Signal)

“After long journeys to Vietnam, U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are in place for their second summit Wednesday to address perhaps the world’s biggest security challenge: Kim’s pursuit of a nuclear program that stands on the verge of viably threatening targets around the planet,” reports the Associated Press. Keep in mind that trade negotiations with China are all wrapped up in this chess match.

“House Democrats will vote Tuesday to terminate President Donald Trump’s national emergency proclamation to build the border wall, presenting their opening salvo in a battle that’s expected to drag into the next presidential campaign, both in the courts and on Capitol Hill. … The resolution to terminate the national emergency is expected to pass the House before the Senate considers the measure in the coming weeks. The showdown sets up a potential presidential veto if the measure clears both chambers. So far there doesn’t seem to be enough support on Capitol Hill — two-thirds majorities in both chambers — to override a veto.” (ABC News)

Time for a unicorn currency? “Representative commie-Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s ambitious plan to fight climate change won’t be cheap, according to a think tank led by a former Congressional Budget Office director. The so-called Green New Deal may tally between $51 trillion and $93 trillion over 10-years, concludes the center-right policy American Action Forum, which is run by Douglas Holtz-Eakin, who directed the non-partisan CBO from from 2003 to 2005. That includes between $8.3 trillion and $12.3 trillion to meet the plan’s call to eliminate carbon emissions from the power and transportation sectors and between $42.8 trillion and $80.6 trillion for its economic agenda including providing jobs and health care for all.” (Fortune)

Judicial clampdown: “The Supreme Court answered a question Monday that, surprisingly, hasn’t been resolved before: If a judge dies after voting on a case but before the decision is announced, does the judge’s vote count? The liberal lion of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Stephen Reinhardt, died March 29, 2018, but his vote was counted in a decision that came out shortly afterward. … But the Supreme Court said Monday it’s ‘generally understood that a judge may change his or her position up to the very moment when a decision is released.’ In order for a vote to count, a judge must be actively serving on the court when a ruling is rendered. Holding otherwise would have ‘allowed a deceased judge to exercise the judicial power of the United States after his death.’” (NBC News)

“On Monday, President Donald Trump announced that he had secured the release of Danny Burch, a U.S. citizen from Texas who was held hostage in Yemen for 18 months. Burch was an employee for the Yemeni Safer oil company when Houthi rebels reportedly abducted him from the capital in broad daylight while dropping his children off at a school event in September 2017, the National Review reports. ‘It is my honor today to announce that Danny Burch, a United States citizen who has been held hostage in Yemen for 18 months, has been recovered and reunited with his wife and children,’ Trump tweeted. ‘I appreciate the support of the United Arab Emirates in bringing Danny home.’” (The Daily Wire)

“A federal judge in Washington state on Monday rejected a challenge to the Trump administration’s ban on so-called bump stocks, the device used to kill 58 people and injure nearly 900 people in Las Vegas in 2017. In a 64-page decision, U.S. District Judge Dabney L. Friedrich said the plaintiffs who brought the challenge failed to prove their case. The ban, issued on Dec. 18 by the Justice Department, is set to go into effect on March 26.” (NBC News)

“For more than 90 years, a huge concrete cross has dominated part of Bladensburg, Maryland, a Washington, D.C. suburb. On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will be asked to decide whether it stays, raising a question that has vexed the justices for decades: What is the proper place for religion in American public life? … Completed in 1925, it was built to commemorate 49 servicemen who died in World War I. Their names are on a bronze plaque at the base. Private funds paid for the cross, but a state commission took it over in 1961 as well as the land it sits on, which is now in a busy traffic interchange. In 2012, the American Humanist Association filed a lawsuit, claiming that its presence on public land violates the Constitution, amounting to a government establishment of religion.” (NBC News)

The hoaxes just keep on coming: “In 2017, prominent Michigan LGBT activist Nikki Joly, a transgender man, was the victim of an apparent hate crime: An unknown arsonist burned down his house, which had two dogs and three cats trapped inside. Some presumed the act was retaliatory — a response to Joly’s successful campaign to persuade the government of Jackson, Michigan, to adopt an anti-discrimination law, for which a local newspaper declared him ‘Citizen of the Year.’ Now the police finally have a suspect in custody: Joly.” (Reason)

“Cubans have overwhelmingly ratified a new constitution that enshrines the one-party socialist system as irrevocable while instituting modest economic and social changes, according to the national electoral commission. … Dissidents, who were divided between those who advocated a ‘no’ vote and those who called for abstention so as not to legitimize a process they deemed a fraud, reported a few incidents across the country of members being temporarily detained or harassed.” (Reuters)

“India launched an air strike on Pakistan which was targeted at ‘terror camps’ of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) group in the town Balakot early Tuesday morning. The overnight raid comes in light of a deadly suicide bombing earlier this month that killed more than 40 Indian soldiers, which the Pakistan-based JeM group claimed responsibility for. The bomber, who made a video before the attack on Feb. 14, was a resident of Indian Kashmir. Pakistan has denied involvement in the attack but has vowed to respond to any Indian military operation against it. After news broke of the air strike on Tuesday morning, anti-India rallies were held in Pakistan, as angry residents burned the Indian flag. The strike is a significant move escalating tensions in an already increasingly violent conflict.” (Fox News)

Humor: Nation breathes sigh of relief as commie-Ocasio-Cortez comes out against having children (The Babylon Bee)

Policy: The Washington Examiner explains the importance of “a unanimous Supreme Court [decision] that law enforcement can no longer make grossly disproportionate seizures of property, even from people who owe money after being convicted of crimes.”

Policy: The Daily Signal’s Amy Swearer reveals “8 Serious Flaws in the New Background Check Bill.” Swearer infers, “Instead of passing this tortured bill, Congress should look at ways to shore up the enforcement of existing laws, which do address the underlying realities of criminal firearm activity.”

~The Patriot Post



Senate Democrats Block Bill to Stop Infanticide and Care for Babies Born Alive After Abortions

by Steven Ertelt

{lifenews.com} ~ Senate Democrats today blocked a request by Republicans to vote on a bill that would stop infanticide and provide medical care and treatment for babies who are born alive after botched abortions… The vote to stop the Democrat filibuster needed 60 votes but Democrats stopped the chamber from getting enough. The Senate voted 53-44 against ending the filibuster and allowing a debate and vote on the bill itself. Every Republican present voted to end the filibuster, along with Democrats Joe Manchin, Bob Casey and Doug Jones, while all other Democrats voted agaisnt the bill. Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who supports abortion, did not vote — hurting the effort to collect the 60 votes necessary. Pro-life Republican Senators Tim Scott and Kevin Cramer were unable to attend the vote due to flight delays but would have voted to support the bill. Every Democrat senator running for president — lowlife-Kamala Harris, scumbag-Cory Booker, Elizabeth dinky-Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand and commie-Bernie Sanders — voted to block the anti-infanticide bill. Druing the debate, several Democrats misled the Senate about the bill and falsely claimed the measure would ban abortions or ban late-term abortions. They made the usual pro-abortion claims that pro-life lawmakers hate women or somehow abortion is women’s health. Senator Ben Sasse of Nebraska grew increasingly frustrated as the debate went on about the false claims abortion advocates made about the anti-infanticide legislation. “I know a lot of opponents of this bill sincerely believe the talking points that they read from their staffs. We’ve heard speech after speech after speech that have nothing to do with what’s actually in this bill,” he said. “I urge my colleagues to picture a baby that’s already been born, that’s outside the womb gasping for air. That’s the only thing that today’s vote is actually about. We’re talking about babies that have already been born. Nothing in this bill touches abortion access.”…  https://www.lifenews.com/2019/02/25/senate-democrats-block-bill-to-stop-infanticide-and-care-for-babies-born-alive-after-abortions/


AG Barr Makes Major Announcement Regarding dirty cop-Mueller Investigation

by thepatriotchronicles.com: Reports say that Attorney General William Barr will be announcing the end of the dirty cop-Mueller investigation as soon as next week… “Barr has said that he wants to be as “transparent” as possible with Congress and the public, “consistent with the rules and the law.” Under the special counsel regulations, dirty cop-Mueller must submit a “confidential” report to the attorney general at the conclusion of his work, but the rules don’t require it to be shared with Congress, or by extension, the public. And, as Barr has made clear, the Justice Department generally guards against publicizing “derogatory” information about uncharged individuals. As a result, one of the most pressing questions Barr will face in the coming weeks is the extent to which dirty cop-Mueller’s findings should be disclosed to Congress. The regulations require dirty cop-Mueller to explain in his report all decisions to prosecute or not prosecute matters under scrutiny. Barr would also need to inform Congress if the Justice Department prevented the special counsel team from pursuing any investigative steps…  https://thepatriotchronicles.com/news-for-you/ag-barr-makes-major-announcement-regarding-mueller-investigation/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=subscriber_id:801553&utm_campaign=New%20Attorney%20General%20Barr%20Busts%20Liberals%20Bubble,%20Makes%20Shock%20Announcement%20on%20Mueller%E2%80%99s%20Investigation


Dianne Fein-stein Teaches The Green New Deal Kids A Lesson In Politics

by Warren Henry

{thefederalist.com} ~ The far-left Sunrise Movement used a group of children aged 7 to 16 to lobby Sen. Dianne Fein-stein (D-CA) to support the Green New Deal… Did they hope to bully Fein-stein into supporting socialist Rep. commie-Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s delusional wish list, or did they engage in political theater to create a selectively edited video simply designed to make Fein-stein look mean? Here is the short video that went viral Friday on Twitter: The clip leaves the impression that Fein-stein arrogantly dismissed a group of idealistic children who fear they face an apocalyptic, dystopian future unless radical action is taken immediately. The viral video, however, is selectively edited from a 15-minute version that tells a different story. As old-school progressive blogger John Avarosis acknowledges: The incident is nothing more than the cynical use of children as human shields for the adult fanatics and fellow travelers like Pod Save America’s Tommy Vietor. Youth politics are perhaps the dumbest form of identity politics. In general, adults know they know more now than they did when they were children. Adults also know that in the absence of the knowledge and wisdom that comes with age, children invest more in their emotions, and less in rationality. But far-left activists pushing ideas they cannot defend in an adult debate also know it’s “bad optics” to be seen dismissing the young. The Sunrise Movement apparently believed the “bad optics” were the most they could salvage from their visit. Unfortunately for the Sunrise Movement, Fein-stein acquits herself fairly well, even in the unfair version of the video… And yet, Oregon whats to lower the voting age to 16. http://thefederalist.com/2019/02/25/dianne-feinstein-teaches-green-new-deal-kids-lesson-politics/?utm_source=The+Federalist+List&utm_campaign=d38ad32010-RSS_The_Federalist_Daily_Updates_w_Transom&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_cfcb868ceb-d38ad32010-83771801

VIDEO: https://twitter.com/sunrisemvmt/status/1099075460649107458?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1099075460649107458&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fthefederalist.com%2F2019%2F02%2F25%2Fdianne-feinstein-teaches-green-new-deal-kids-lesson-politics%2F


Joan of Arc and the dirty cop-Mueller Witch Hunt

by Martin Marcus

{americanthinker.com} ~ To understand Special Counsel dirty cop-Robert Mueller’s motives in his investigation, consider another story in which a tyrannical government grilled an innocent to make her confess whatever they wanted to hear… This is the story of Joan of Arc. The Hundred Years War was going badly for France. In 1420, French King Charles VI signed the Treaty of Troyes, which made King Henry V of England his successor. In 1422, Charles VI died. This led to a conflict. Is the King of France Henry V analogous to scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton or Charles VII analogous to Donald Trump? The war continued. Under the cloud of royal uncertainty and possible French defeat, a coronation for Charles VII would have been laughable. Then Joan of Arc came on the scene. She correctly predicted the French defeat at the Battle of Rouvray. She then asked to see Charles. She convinced Charles to let her lead his army. Joan led the French Army in the Battle of Orleans. Between Joan’s leadership and English bad luck, the French won on 8 May 1429. This encouraged the French to crown King Charles VII on 17 July 1429. Buoyed by victory, Joan felt that she could win in any situation. She fought to retake Paris but failed. She fought again at nearby Compiegne and was captured. She then stood trial for being a witch…  https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/02/joan_of_arc_and_the_mueller_witch_hunt.html


Trump Calls The Democratic Party Socialist. He’s Right

by David Harsanyi

{thefederalist.com} ~ A recent New York Times headline warned readers that “Republicans Already Are Demonizing Democrats as Socialists and Baby Killers.”… The article pivots on President Donald Trump’s strategy of portraying Democratic Party leaders as a gaggle of radicalized socialists. Now, Republicans have correctly accused Democrats of taking a hard-left turn when supporting legalization of third-trimester abortions for virtually any reason until the moment of birth and sometimes after. And if you can be demonized for supporting such a position—as almost every Democrat presidential hopeful, all of whom oppose the Pass Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, does—it’s only because you have fully earned it. But judging from the media’s reaction, Democrats are most apprehensive about being portrayed as “socialists,” which one expects isn’t as popular, even theoretically speaking, in suburban areas or Middle America as it is among the blue-check Twitterati and journalists in urban newsrooms. New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait, one of the few left-of-center pundits willing to occasionally criticize Democrats for their collectivist tendencies, recently penned an article headlined, “Trump Calls the Democratic Party Socialist. He’s Lying,” in which he contends that both the leftward lurch of Democrats and the popularity of Sen. commie-Bernie Sanders have been overstated for political reasons. A number of Democrat candidates, he says, have already rejected the word “socialist.”…  http://thefederalist.com/2019/02/25/trump-calls-democratic-party-socialist-hes-right/?utm_source=The+Federalist+List&utm_campaign=d38ad32010-RSS_The_Federalist_Daily_Updates_w_Transom&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_cfcb868ceb-d38ad32010-83771801


North Carolina Board Orders New Election in Tainted House Race

by Anna Edgerton and Kim Chipman

{bloomberg.com} ~ The North Carolina elections board ordered a new vote in a U.S House district because of evidence that the results in November were tainted by fraud… The ruling came on the fourth day of the board’s hearing to investigate allegations of absentee voter fraud orchestrated by a political operative on GOP candidate Mark Harris’s payroll during last year’s midterm election. Harris held a 905-vote lead over Democrat Dan McCready in the unofficial tally that a previous election board declined to certify. Harris on Thursday abruptly reversed his earlier request that the November result be certified, instead urging a new election. At the end of his testimony, Harris said medical issues he experienced last month affected his recollection of events. “It’s become clear to me that the public’s confidence in the 9th district seat general election has been undermined to an extent that a new election is warranted,” Harris told the board. “Through the testimony I’ve listened to over the past three days, I believe a new election should be called.”… If a dem would won would there be a new vote?  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-21/republican-harris-recommends-new-election-in-n-c-house-district


Are Current Immigration Numbers Too High?

by Political Editors: It’s no secret that conservatives and, more specifically, President Donald Trump’s supporters are fed up with the federal government’s decades’ long lackluster record in preventing and combating illegal immigration. In fact, Trump’s promise to tackle the problem by constructing a border wall played largely in his winning the election, and it has remained a front-and-center political issue as Democrats aim to obstruct Trump.

One immigration issue that has received less coverage: Questions about the nation’s current legal-immigration numbers. In other words, just how many individuals are immigrating to the U.S. each year, and what impact has this had upon the country overall?

In an article in National Review, Steven Camerota of the Center for Immigration Studies highlights what he sees as the most important immigration issue — that question of numbers. He writes, “The reason numbers are by far the most important immigration issue is that all the effects of immigration stem directly from the scale of immigration — cultural, political, social, economic, and fiscal. And the scale of contemporary immigration is truly enormous. The latest data indicate that there are about 45 million legal and illegal immigrants — roughly 34 million of whom are legal. About 1.7 million new legal and illegal immigrants settle in the country each year. The total number of immigrants (legal and illegal) in the country has doubled since 1990, tripled since 1980, and quadrupled since 1970. As a share of the population, about one in seven U.S. residents is now a legal or illegal immigrant — the highest percentage in 107 years. The Census Bureau projects the immigrant share will surpass the highest level ever in American history in eight years if we choose to continue current policy.”

Camerota argues the two biggest areas of impact for immigration are economic and cultural. On economic impact, he points out, “There is no labor shortage when real wages are no higher now than they were in 1978. Sure, unemployment is historically low, yet most people realize this is not the whole story. … At the end of 2018, 54.3 million working-age Americans (ages 16 to 64, excluding prisoners) were out of the labor force entirely. … The overall labor-force participation rate, the share who are working or looking for work, has not changed that much in recent years, especially for Trump voters — native-born people without a college degree.”

Secondly, the growing problem of too many new immigrants has effectively overwhelmed and slowed down the necessary assimilation process into American culture. Camerota points out that most Trump voters “do not think immigrants are bad people. But they do know in many parts of America now, there are so many immigrants that the incentive to learn English or adopt American culture is greatly reduced.”

This is an issue that needs to be honestly and soberly addressed, not simply written off as the nonsense concerns of bigots and racists, as the mainstream media is quick to do. ~The Patriot Post



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