Tuesday Top News Executive Summary

Political Editors: Government & Politics

2020 CENSUS: Even though the Supreme Court temporarily blocked Trump’s citizenship question, Attorney General William Barr has informed the Associated Press that “the Trump administration will take action in the coming days that he believes will allow the government to add the controversial census query.” The AP adds, “A senior official said President Donald Trump is expected to issue a memorandum to the Commerce Department instructing it to include the question on census forms.”

JUDICIAL BENCHMARKS: Supreme Court to consider whether public schools can keep their monopoly on teaching kids religion (The Federalist)

WITCH HUNT CODIFIED: scumbag-Cuomo signs law permitting Congress to access Trump’s New York tax returns (National Review)

PEROT DIES: “H. Ross Perot, an eccentric Dallas billionaire whose two independent runs for president in the 1990s tapped into voters’ frustration with the major political parties and foreshadowed the rise of the tea party two decades later, died July 9 at his home in Dallas. He was 89.” (The Washington Post)

2020 Election

THE MORE THINGS CHANGE… “California Rep. scumbag-Eric Swalwell became the first serious presidential candidate to drop from the Democratic primary on Monday,” reports Time magazine. Or, as PJ Media alternatively headlines it, “BREAKING: scumbag-Eric Swalwell has been running for president this whole time.”

…THE MORE THEY STAY THE SAME: “Tom Steyer has changed his mind. The billionaire progressive activist and a leader in the drive to impeach President Trump said earlier this year he wouldn’t run for the White House. But on Tuesday, he announced in a four-minute campaign video that he’s launching a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.” (Fox News)

Immigration & Economy

DEMO-PLUNDER SWEEPSTAKES: Federal $15 minimum wage would eliminate 1.3 million jobs, Congressional Budget Office says (National Review)

BORDER ARRESTS DROP: “The number of people taken into custody after illegally crossing from Mexico into the United States dropped in June for the first time in six months, plummeting by more than 37,500 since May, according to two officials with first-hand knowledge of the data. Exactly 94,487 people were arrested crossing between ports of entry in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California last month.” (Washington Examiner)

HISPANIC POPULATION SURGES: “The U.S. Hispanic population surged another 1.2 million last year and now is a record 59.9 million, according to newly released U.S. Census Bureau population estimates. The percentage of Hispanics as part of the overall U.S. population also jumped to 18%.” (Washington Examiner)


‘GLOBAL HOT AIR’ AWARD: “A group of US lawmakers including … commie-Bernie Sanders are proposing to declare the climate crisis an official emergency,” according to The Guardian. Meanwhile, The Independent says that “France will introduce an ‘eco-tax’ … on tickets for all flights leaving the country,” which “comes amid an escalating planetary climate emergency which is disproportionally being caused by the tiny percentage of people who use planes for transport.” Will commie-Bernie et al. do their part to ameliorate this “climate emergency” by refusing to fly airplanes? Don’t bet on it. But take solace by reading Trump’s remarks on America’s environmental leadership.

Other Notables

NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION: “Iran said it had already begun enriching uranium beyond the cap set in the landmark 2015 nuclear deal and threatened to boost enrichment to 20% purity, escalating tensions with European partners who are struggling to salvage the accord in the face of tightening U.S. sanctions.” (Bloomberg)

GUN-CONTROL DEFIANCE: “New Zealand’s government … is running into stiff resistance to new gun rules from firearms owners who are slow to surrender now-prohibited weapons and will probably never turn them in. … As of last week, only around 700 weapons had been turned over. There are an estimated 1.5 million guns — with an unknown number subject to the new prohibition on semiautomatic firearms — in the country overall.” (Reason)

RACISM: “A local music festival in Detroit has moved away from ticket prices based on race after drawing international attention when a rapper pulled out of the show over the price discrepancy. The organizers behind Afrofuture Fest announced on their Eventbrite listing last week that tickets for people of colour would cost $20 US. Tickets for “non-people of colour,” however, were priced at $40 US.“ (CBC News)

Closing Arguments

POLICY: If antifa isn’t checked, beware the backlash against their violence (The Federalist)

POLICY: President Trump needs to hold Qatar accountable for cheating on Open Skies (Issues & Insights)

HUMOR: Trump declares new holiday: Tanksgiving (The Babylon Bee)

~The Patriot Post


Billionaire Ross Perot, who ran twice for president, dead at 89

by foxnews.com ~ Self-made billionaire Ross Perot, who ran for president in 1992 and 1996, has died at age 89 after a five-month battle with leukemia… the Dallas Morning News reported. Perot, who won 19 percent of the vote as a third-party candidate in 1992, died early Tuesday at his home in Dallas surrounded by his family, family spokesman James Fuller said. The native-born Texan, who made his billions by founding Electronic Data Systems Corp., was seen by admirers as a patriot who served his country well before his two failed bids for the White House. In 1979, he financed a private commando raid to free two EDS employees being held in a prison in Iran. He was also a tireless advocate for Vietnam veterans. In 1992, Perot spent more than $60 million of his own money to run against incumbent President George H.W. Bush and challenger scumbag/liar-Bill Clinton, promising to bring his business acumen to the nation’s finances. Some Republicans blamed him for Bush’s loss, noting he pulled the largest percentage of votes for a third-party candidate since former President Theodore Roosevelt’s 1912 bid. Perot’s second campaign four years later fizzled, as he gathered just 8 percent of the vote, and the Reform Party that he founded and hoped to build into a national political force began to fall apart. However, Perot’s ideas on trade and deficit reduction remained part of the political landscape. He blamed both major parties for running up a huge federal budget deficit and letting American jobs to be sent to other countries. The movement of U.S. jobs to Mexico, he said, created a “giant sucking sound.” Perot continued to speak out about federal spending for many years. In 2008, he launched a website to highlight the nation’s debt with a ticker that tracked the rising total, a blog and a chart presentation…  https://www.foxnews.com/politics/billionaire-ross-perot-who-ran-twice-for-president-dead-at-89

VIDEO: https://video.foxnews.com/v/6057003610001/


Antifa Is Dangerous and It’s Time for the Feds to Step In

by Hans von Spakovsky

{ dailysignal.com } ~ Enough is enough. The U.S. Justice Department needs to immediately open a criminal civil rights investigation of Antifa, an affiliation of radical activists and left-wing groups whose name… ironically enough, is short for “anti-fascists.” Its attack on journalist Andy Ngo was beyond the pale. Federal law enforcement has an obligation to stop any extremist organization that is apparently organizing and precipitating violent attacks, especially if state and local authorities seem reluctant to take action against what has all the makings of a domestic terrorist organization. We cannot have any confidence that the political leadership of the city of Portland will allow its local law enforcement to do anything about this, either. The Portland Police Association released a statement after the attack criticizing the mayor for restricting the ability of the police to stop Antifa, saying, “Our hands are tied.” The association also says it has no doubt that no such restrictions would not have been in place “if this violence had been directed at Antifa.” Mayor Ted Wheeler claims that he had not “directed Police Chief Danielle Outlaw or other officials to change their approach to arrests,” in addition to “defending the city’s response, or lack thereof, to members of Antifa who have blocked traffic and harassed bystanders” in the past. But even the U.S. ambassador to Germany criticized the city’s executive in a series of tweets, questioning what more needs to happen to Wheeler’s citizens before protective action will be taken. Wheeler’s inaction is even less defensible because the mayor of Portland is also its police commissioner. Ngo was punched, pushed, robbed, and hit with tossed milkshakes purportedly mixed with quick-drying cement… https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/07/08/antifa-is-dangerous-and-its-time-for-the-feds-to-step-in/?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWWpjd1l6ZzNaV05tWmpjeSIsInQiOiIxNnFWeTAxVDVFU0ZlUjNySm1RdjVZV3hyVEFITUp2ZXVLUllKR2RvZExYazlaU1Y4UWI5SExoQVdiZE1qMzlSMStqOVNhZ3B3QXhoQnZJb01tNXBPMW5NOFF3XC85QUxCaitXd1FDK2w2XC9Sd2JkdDZha01CdURIQW1wNzBzMWVBIn0%3D


Mainstream Media Flip-Flops on Border Crisis

by Carrie Sheffield

{ aim.org } ~ A long list of mainstream media figures have flip-flopped from saying there wasn’t a border crisis to now changing their tune and saying there is… After spending months falsely asserting that the crisis on our southern border was “manufactured” by President Donald Trump, the mainstream media must be held accountable for misleading the American public. Earlier this year, as Trump declared a national emergency at the southern border, the mainstream media agreed with Democrats on repeatedly insisting that there is no crisis at the border, claiming it had been manufactured for political reasons by Trump. A partial list: · CNN’s Jim Acosta: “No sign of the national emergency that the president has been talking about… pretty tranquil down here.” · CNN’s Chris Cuomo: “Here’s a matter of fact. There is no invasion, crisis, at the border.” · CNN’s Brian Stelter: “Trump wants a PR victory. He wants to give his Fox friends something to celebrate. And as a result, we’re all talking about the border. A manufactured crisis.” · MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough: “an imaginary border crisis.” · MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle: “There is not a border crisis, this is manufactured.” · MSNBC’s Brian Williams: “The President tries to sell a crisis that the facts tell us does not exist.” · MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace called it a “fake crisis” and a “big scam”. “There is not a crisis,” Wallace said. · MSNBC’s Willie Geist: “Let’s be as clear as we possibly can be, there is no national security crisis at the border.” · MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff: “There is no crisis on the border, that’s the most simple way to put this.” · The New York Times’ Patrick Healy: “Right, it’s a manufactured crisis, what’s going on at the border… he is sort of knowingly manufacturing a crisis just to create a big political message…” · The Washington Post Editorial Board: “Trump’s make-believe crisis is untethered from truth and reality” Months later, as Democrats have finally realized the depth of the crisis at the southern border, many mainstream media figures are now confirming what President Trump has said from the beginning. · CNN’s Chris Cuomo: “This migrant situation is called a ‘crisis,’ but that word is overused. It doesn’t do the situation justice.” · CNN’s Don Lemon: “For anybody who doesn’t think that immigration is a crisis, I got to show you this picture.” · CNN’s Anderson Cooper: “There is breaking news tonight, action in Congress on the humanitarian crisis on the border…” · CNN’s Wolf Blitzer: “We’re following breaking news on the crisis at the border.”· MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough earlier this month described the situation at the border as a “crisis”. · MSNBC’s Chuck Todd: “This is a problem. This is a crisis that we are in the midst of.” · MSNBC’s Brian Williams: “…This President is facing a crisis on the border.” · The New York Times Editorial Board: “As record numbers of Central American families flee violence and poverty in their homelands, they are overwhelming United States border systems, fueling a humanitarian crisis of overcrowding, disease and chaos.” · The Washington Post: “More than a third of Americans say that illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border is at a ‘crisis,’ up 11 percentage points since January as Democrats have grown sharply more concerned about the issue, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.”  https://www.aim.org/aim-column/mainstream-media-flip-flops-on-border-crisis/?utm_source=AIM+-+Daily+Email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Email%20Jul-08-2019&utm_medium=email


IDF discovers more Gaza tunnels leading into Israel


{ jpost.com } ~ Another cross-border tunnel dug into Israeli territory was discovered in the southern part of the Gaza Strip during construction of the country’s underground barrier… the IDF announced on Monday evening. “At this time, IDF soldiers are conducting an investigation of the passage,” the IDF said. “More information will be provided shortly.” It is unclear if the tunnel was newly dug by terror groups in the Strip or if it was an old unused tunnel. The Eshkol Regional Council said that the tunnel was found by “groundbreaking technological defenses that are used along the Gaza border to protect our communities. The tunnel is not a threat and is being handled by the IDF.” Israel’s military has been investing extensive efforts in locating cross-border tunnels from Gaza, and has destroyed 16 terror tunnels that infiltrated into Israeli territory in the past two years, including one tunnel that stretched into both Israel and Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula near the Kerem Shalom crossing. The IDF also destroyed an operational naval tunnel that extended into the Mediterranean and would have enabled terrorists who would enter from a Hamas military post in the northern Gaza Strip to exit into the sea unnoticed. A total of 18 cross-border tunnels have been discovered and destroyed since the end of Operation Protective Edge in 2014. The IDF has also completed some 30 kilometers of the new underground and maritime barrier to cut off Hamas tunnels while strengthening the fence above ground. The new above-ground barrier will be 65 kilometers long, stretching along the route of the border from the new sea barrier near Zikim beach in the north to Kerem Shalom crossing in the south. Made from galvanized steel, it will weigh about 20,000 tons and will reach a height of about six meters…  https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/IDF-discovers-more-Gaza-tunnels-leading-into-Israel-595002


Who Really Believes loose lips liar-Biden Can Beat Trump?


{ spectator.org } ~ During the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack scumbag/liar-nObama famously became so frustrated by his running mate’s logorrhea that he asked an aide… “How many times is loose lips liar-Biden going to say something stupid?” According to authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, the VP’s stock had dropped so low by late 2011 that the scumbag/liar-nObama reelection team considered replacing loose lips liar-Biden with scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton on the 2012 ticket. And, as his busing blunder clearly demonstrated, loose lips liar-Biden still has the old gift for gaffes. According to a new Washington Post-ABC poll, however, if the 2020 election were held today, loose lips liar-Biden would beat President Trump by 10 points. If this inspires skepticism, it won’t be ameliorated by the finding in the same survey that Trump’s approval rating is at the highest point of his presidency. The new poll found that 47 percent of registered voters say they approve of Trump compared to 42 percent in April. Meanwhile, loose lips liar-Biden’s lead among the contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination is dwindling. According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, for example, loose lips liar-Biden’s support has slipped from 30 to 22 percent. This is obviously the result of his flaccid response to the attack leveled on him by lowlife-Kamala Harris during the June 27 Dem debate. Good Ole loose lips liar-Joe just isn’t a brawler. The former VP has since tried to regain the momentum he lost during that debate, but he has inevitably continued to indulge his affinity for imprudent remarks. He struck again during his recent CNN interview, when asked by Chris Cuomo if his health-care plan would include the reinstatement of scumbag/liar-nObamacare’s fine for failing to buy health insurance. loose lips liar-Biden brayed, “Yes, I’d bring back the individual mandate.” This answer secures loose lips liar-Biden a place in history alongside such political virtuosos as Walter Mondale, who promised to raise taxes during the 1984 election, and scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton, whose 2016 strategy included insulting 30 million voters. The mandate was the most reviled of scumbag/liar-nObamacare’s provisions. The concept was so politically toxic in 2008 that loose lips liar-Biden opposed the idea and scumbag/liar-nObama repeatedly denounced it. Both executed post-election pirouettes on the issue, of course, which contributed to the subsequent decimation of the Democrats at the ballot box in 2010 and 2014. The mandate won’t be any more popular this time around. Trump will doubtless be delighted to call loose lips liar-Biden out on his pledge to reinstate it. And, if loose lips liar-Biden can’t handle lowlife-Harris in a debate, Trump will crush him. This brings us to his excuses for the lowlife-Harris debacle, as he phrased them in the CNN interview: CUOMO: Here’s the tough question for Democrats, they need a warrior, OK, because not to aggrandize, not to lionize, but this president knows how to fight in the ring one on one. lowlife-Kamala Harris is friendly fire … How can Democrats have confidence that you can take the biggest and the baddest when you’re having trouble sparring in-party? loose lips liar-BIDEN: I don’t think I’m having trouble sparring; it’s how you want to spar. Look, I’m the guy at the time everybody talks about things that have changed. I took on same-sex marriage. I took on a whole range of issues … I’m — this is ironic, I’ve never been accused of being not being able to spar. I’ve been accused of being too aggressive. This word salad was probably not very reassuring to most Democrats, particularly combined with his confession that he didn’t expect anyone to come after him aggressively: “I wasn’t prepared for the person coming at me the way she came at me. She knew Beau, she knows me.” In other words, he actually thinks lowlife-Kamala Harris is his friend. Perhaps loose lips liar-Biden has forgotten the old Beltway adage, erroneously attributed to Harry Truman, “If you want a friend, get a dog.” If so, he’s probably no match for Trump. But what about the polling data leaked from the president’s reelection campaign that show loose lips liar-Biden leading Trump in key battleground states?… https://spectator.org/who-really-believes-biden-can-beat-trump/?utm_source=American%20Spectator%20Emails&utm_campaign=64a1bcb2c2-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_07_08_12_42&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_797a38d487-64a1bcb2c2-104608113


DNA Robot

{ voanews.com } ~ Sofia Lysenko’s parents moved to the United States from Ukraine when she was 3 years old. Today, at 17, some of the biggest American pharmaceutical companies want to team up with this teenage science prodigy.. because she has created an artificial macromolecule robot that can deliver drugs directly to the brain cells of patients with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.  https://www.voanews.com/episode/ukrainian-immigrant-prodigy-creates-unique-dna-robot-3943506?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=today-at-voa-t46&utm_source=newsletter&utm_content=2019-07-08

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Leftmedia Torches Trump’s Favorability

Political Editors: How effective has the mainstream media’s negative coverage of President Donald Trump been? Well, if a recent Morning Consult survey of more than 5,000 registered voters is to be believed, then the answer is “very effective.” According to Morning Consult, which has been taking state-by-state monthly polls of Trump’s net approval rating since he took office in January 2017, the president has seen an overall decline in the number of states that rate him favorably.

In January 2017, Trump enjoyed a positive net favorability rating in all but six states. Fast forward to June 2019 and the number of states where Trump holds an overall positive rating has shrunk to 21. This seemingly represents a dramatic shift in the wrong direction for Trump’s 2020 reelection hopes. And honestly, it seems somewhat mind-boggling considering just how successful Trump has been in implementing the agenda he campaigned to achieve.

Taken from a purely outcome-based perspective, Trump’s time in office has been amazingly successful — even more so given all the political resistance he has faced. He has implemented a deregulation crusade and pushed through a Republican tax cut that helped jump-start a near-stalled economy, as record-low unemployment and growing wages attest to. On the judicial front, Trump kept his promise to nominate constitutionally committed justices to both the Supreme Court and appellate courts. On foreign affairs, Trump’s unconventionality has proven to be highly intuitive and effective. He has stood up for the American worker against China’s abusive trade practices, has worked to ease tensions with North Korea, and has confronted Iran by pulling the U.S. out of Barack scumbag/liar-nObama’s disastrous nuclear agreement.

By most measurements Trump is getting positive results for all Americans, so why the bad poll numbers? Two facts have played against Trump — one of his own making, while the other has been the sole mission of the Left. Trump’s mouth is as much an asset as it is a liability. He can effectively communicate directly with his base in a manner that cuts past all the mainstream media spin, but this also opens him up to great criticism over his tendency to punch down and pick ugly fights. While Trump often correctly sees the big-picture problems, he too often gets caught up in swapping spit with jackasses. The MSM has used this to its advantage to portray him as childish, reckless, and untrustworthy. At the same, Democrats and their Leftmedia cohorts have preached a nonstop narrative of Trump being a racist, bigoted, illegitimate president who only won the election because of Russian interference.

What this recent survey may indicate is that, irrespective of Trump’s actual record, the Democrat/MSM nonstop disinformation campaign against him is bearing fruit. ~The Patriot Post



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