Tuesday News Executive Summary

Jordan Candler:  Above the Fold

IT’S GONNA BE UGLY: Democrats unload on commie-Bernie Sanders in Tuesday night debate preview (AP)

GUILTY — YET DEFIANT: Harvey Weinstein says “I’m innocent” after guilty verdicts in rape trial; sentencing set for March 11 (Deadline)

Government & Politics

GLOBAL RESPECT: President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi got a raucous welcome when they held a rally at the world’s largest cricket stadium (Daily Mail)

PRO-LIFE WIN: Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rules Trump admin stripping funding from abortion clinics is constitutional (The Daily Caller)

PIVOTAL DECISION: Supreme Court to hear case on gay “rights” and foster care (The New York Times)

DOUBLING DOWN: commie-Sanders garrisons Castro comments by defending communist China (The Daily Caller)

JEWISH IN NAME ONLY: AIPAC blasts commie-Sanders after 2020 frontrunner says he’ll skip conference (Fox News)

Culture & Heartland

CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS: Dow futures bounce as market attempts to recover from worst drop in two years (CNBC)

HERE WE GO AGAIN: U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team files $66 million “gender discrimination” lawsuit against U.S. Soccer Federation (MRCTV)

VILLAGE ACADEMIC CURRICULUM: High-school class shows slide of Trump next to Nazi and communist symbols (The Daily Wire)

Closing Arguments

POLICY: Will the U.S. and India play the long game on trade? (Hudson Institute)

POLICY: Weinstein and the complicated legacy of #MeToo (The Federalist)

HUMOR: Nation’s commie-Bernie supporters frantically cobble together makeshift rafts to paddle to utopian Cuba (The Babylon Bee)  ~The Patriot Post


Potential pandemic’: Stock markets around the world slide amid coronavirus fears

by Jay Heflin{washingtonexaminer.com } ~ Stock markets around the world slid as fears grew the coronavirus  could not be contained… The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 3.55% on Monday from its prior closing. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq composite also closed lower, at 3.35% and 3.71%, respectively. United Kingdom’s Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 Index closed down 3.34% from its prior closing. Germany’s DAX was down over 4%, and Italy’s sole stock market, the Borsa Italiana, closed 5.43% down from its prior closing. Italy confirmed its fifth death from the virus earlier on Monday. World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday that the outbreak has the potential to become a pandemic. “We must focus on containment while doing everything we can to prepare for a potential pandemic,” Ghebreyesus said in France via a public broadcast service. He added   that there are nearly 80,000 confirmed cases in 28 countries of the disease. Over 2,600 worldwide have died from the virus. Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday said an additional 18 people in the United States have been infected by the virus, bringing the total to 53 in the U.S. China’s top legislative body on Monday postponed its annual meeting of parliament because of the coronavirus. The meeting was originally scheduled to begin on March 5. A new date has not been announced.  https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/stock-markets-around-the-world-slide-as-coronavirus-outbreak-becomes-potential-pandemic?utm_source=breaking_push&utm_medium=app&utm_campaign=push_notifications&utm_source=WEX_Breaking%20News%20Alert_02/24/2020&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=WEX_Breaking%20News&rid=5261    

The FBI Is Investigating Massive Embezzlement of Border Patrol Union Funds

by A.C. Thompson and Jeff Ernsthausen{propublica.org } ~ The FBI is investigating the disappearance of some $500,000 from the coffers of the powerful union representing the country’s roughly 20,000 Border Patrol agents… said the organization’s national president, Brandon Judd. Judd said the probe is focused on identifying the individuals responsible for siphoning the money from the bank accounts of the union’s El Paso branch in recent years. “We know the FBI is looking at it,” said Judd, head of the National Border Patrol Council, which has forged a close alliance with President Donald Trump. Under the Trump administration, the Border Patrol, a once obscure federal agency, has been thrust into the center of a rancorous debate over immigration policy, facing intense criticism over the squalid conditions in the agency’s overcrowded detention facilities, a string of migrant deaths and revelations that some 9,500 current and former agents were part of a private Facebook group that included vulgar and misogynistic content. Equally troubling has been evidence of ongoing lawlessness in the agency’s ranks. Over the past five years, hundreds of Border Patrol agents have been arrested on charges ranging from drunken driving to murder, causing alarm among congressional leaders, law enforcement experts and the Border Patrol’s own advisory board, which in 2016 warned that criminal misconduct by agents could undermine the agency’s ability to secure the borders. The unfolding financial scandal in the El Paso sector, one of the busiest and most important in the country, is likely to raise fresh questions about the integrity of the agents tasked with policing the southern border. Staffed and run largely by active-duty agents, the El Paso local represents the interests of more than 1,400 Border Patrol employees stationed across west Texas and New Mexico.Rumors that the local’s coffers had been looted through a long-running embezzlement scheme had been circulating through the ranks of the Border Patrol since 2018, after a change in the leadership of the local. But it wasn’t until last November that Judd told a gathering of concerned agents in El Paso exactly how much money was missing. According to an audio recording obtained by ProPublica, Judd told the agents that forensic auditors hired by the union had discovered “$352,389.31 that was misappropriated. They also found that there was another $150,035.65 that was not properly paid to the IRS in tax money. Somebody pocketed it, just up and walked away.” Judd assured the agents, “We expect there will be indictments.” The theft, he said, had also been brought to the attention of the U.S. Department of Labor, which has the authority to investigate allegations of corruption in labor organizations and often works in conjunction with the FBI…  https://www.propublica.org/article/the-fbi-is-investigating-massive-embezzlement-of-border-patrol-union-funds?utm_source=pardot&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dailynewsletter 

Are Dead Bodies Attracting Biblical Swarms of Crows in China?

By Jared Harris {westernjournal.com } ~ Video making its way out of China shows massive murders of crows circling infected cities in the mainland… Coupled with reports of dead bodies and local folklore about the bird, their appearance is causing a sense of dread for those who see the hordes of feathered beasts. Many of the videos popping up recently were recorded near the city of Wuhan, where the deadly COVID-19 virus first originated months ago. Although the clips are taken from all around Hubei province, they all show an unsettling amount of crows ominously wheeling overhead. One video reportedly from Hanchuan, a city next to Wuhan, shows an entire murder of crows darkening the sky as they fly in all directions. Nearby trees can be seen crowded with the black birds. Another video supposedly taken from nearby Jingzhou shows a large group of the birds circling overhead as if waiting for a feast. According to The Epoch Times, one answer for the odd phenomenon was hinted at on Chinese social media. “The crow is an eater of carrion. The elderly say that crows seem to anticipate death because they can smell it, even before a person dies,” the user wrote. “In other words, they can smell the odor of a dying person; but we humans cannot. They will then circle around this person waiting for him to die. “That is why in Chinese culture crows are considered inauspicious and are always linked with death.” While the official death toll from COVID-19 now hovers around 2,000, there are indications that the Chinese government has not been forthright about the true impact of the virus…  https://www.westernjournal.com/dead-bodies-attracting-biblical-swarms-crows-china/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=libertyalliance&utm_campaign=dailyam&utm_content=libertyalliance  

VIDEO:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6PES0KllmU&feature=emb_logo

ICE Should Deport scumbag-George Soros as a Nazi Collaborator

by Daniel Greenfield{frontpagemag.com } ~ The deportation of a Nazi death camp guard from his residence in Queens, New York, in 2018 by ICE was described as the removal of the “last known Nazi collaborator from the United States.”… That’s not quite true. There’s another Nazi collaborator living on Fifth Avenue. He’s a billionaire and untouchable because his dubious fortune has been used to finance the Democrat Party, radical leftists, assorted anti-Semites, and opponents of ICE: the agency that should step in to remove the aged Hungarian from the United States. The legal basis for removing scumbag-Soros is quite clear. The Holtzman Amendment states that “Any alien… under the direction of, or in association with…  (II) any government in any area occupied by the military forces of the Nazi government of Germany, (III) any government established with the assistance or cooperation of the Nazi government of Germany, or (IV) any government which was an ally of the Nazi government of Germany, ordered, incited, assisted, or otherwise participated in the persecution of any person because of race, religion, national origin, or political opinion is inadmissible.” It provides grounds for deportation even retroactively. On 60 Minutes, scumbag-Soros had admitted working with a Hungarian Nazi collaborator to confiscate Jewish property. While he and his flacks have since tried to spin that admission, the interview is quite clear. “My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who swore that you were his adopted godson, went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews,” Steve Kroft asked the radical billionaire. “Yes, that’s right. Yes,” scumbag-Soros admitted, nodding his head. In his biography, scumbag-Soros’ father described his son working with a Hungarian Nazi official to inventory the property of a Jewish person. scumbag-Soros has made that same claim elsewhere. The official, variously named as Baumbach or Baumflass by scumbag-Soros and his father, both probably fake names, worked for the Hungarian government. This would have been under the Quisling regime of Döme Sztójay…  https://cms.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/02/ice-should-deport-george-soros-nazi-collaborator-daniel-greenfield   

Is Voter Fraud Real?

by Eric Eggers{ prageru.com } ~ What is the greatest threat to free and fair elections in America? Here’s a hint: it’s not Russia, or any other foreign power. It’s not a person, either. It’s something much more subtle, and much more dangerous. Investigative reporter Eric Eggers has the answer.  VIDEO:  https://www.prageru.com/video/is-voter-fraud-real/ 

The Postal Service Fired Thousands of Workers for Getting Injured While Delivering and Processing Your Mail

by Maryam Jameel{propublica.org } ~ One night in 2009, Madelaine Sattlefield lifted an 80-pound tray of letters carefully sorted by Missouri ZIP code. She had done this task thousands of times in nine years, but on this night… her arm seared with pain and went limp by her side. The tray crashed and sent envelopes cascading around her. She could barely move but immediately worried about what an injury might mean for her job. “Anxiety had kicked in. I was like, what are they going to say, what are they going to do?” Sattlefield said. Within months, the U.S. Postal Service fired her, one of about 44,000 employees who were either fired or left their jobs under pressure over five years in a program that “targeted” employees with work-related injuries, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. A commission ruling on the class action complaint also found that the Postal Service discriminated against an additional 15,130 injured workers by changing their work duties or accommodations, and unlawfully disclosed the private medical information of injured workers across the country. Now, more than a decade later, despite the ruling, the Postal Service is still fighting the class-action complaint. It has refused to settle, stating in its latest financial report that the case’s outcome could have a “material impact” on the agency. The EEOC plans to go case by case through about 28,000 claims, and the Postal Service is contesting each worker’s allegations, which could drag out the process for years. To dispute many of the claims, the Postal Service is arguing that the workers aren’t providing sufficient proof that they actually had disabilities or were harmed by the program. “They never say die,” said Robbie Dix, head of the EEOC’s federal appellate program. In 48 years with the EEOC, the agency tasked with enforcing employment discrimination laws, Dix said he can’t recall another federal agency systematically targeting so many disabled workers. Their class action is among the largest the thinly staffed EEOC — which normally gets about 8,000 federal hearings requests each year — has handled. The Postal Service ended its program targeting employees with disabilities in 2011, but years afterward, many workers are still dealing with its consequences. Some, like Sattlefield, had permanent disabilities. Many say they suffered financial and emotional harm. Exactly how much USPS could owe the workers is unknown. The Postal Service’s latest financial report estimates $178 million in potential liability for its pending employment claims, including this case…  https://www.propublica.org/article/the-postal-service-fired-thousands-of-workers-for-getting-injured-while-delivering-and-processing-your-mail?utm_source=pardot&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dailynewsletter    

.The Democrats’ Predicament

 David Limbaugh

Many have noted the dilemma the socialists — er, I mean the Democrats — are in over the prospect of Sen. commie-Bernie Sanders winning their nomination. If nominated, they’re running a socialist. If not, their base will be out of sorts.It’s time for a reckoning. The Democratic Party is going to have to be honest with itself — and the American voters — sooner or later. It is already mostly socialist. But is it ready to embrace the label?While a majority of Democrats now have a favorable view of socialism (just think about that for a second), a majority of Americans do not, though the gap is shrinking thanks to liberal academia, Hollywood and Democratic propaganda.Democrats always go left during primaries and pretend to be moderate during the general election campaign. But radical leftism now controls their party, and they have little plausible deniability.If Sen. Elizabeth dinky/liar-Warren is the nominee, which seems unlikely, we’ll see the media conspiring with her to deceive voters about her socialism. With policies sometimes to the left of commie-Sanders, she still hasn’t owned up to the label.If commie-Sanders, a card-carrying socialist, is the nominee, there’ll be no point in the media denying it — and commie-Sanders probably won’t either, though crazier things have happened than a proud socialist temporarily shedding his Marxist cap to win the presidency and push the nation further toward socialism.There’s an arguable parallel between the 2016 Republicans and the 2020 Democrats in that each had a broad range of candidates. And if Sanders is nominated, each will have chosen an unorthodox candidate, but one whom the base can enthusiastically endorse.The similarities end there. While the left repeats with mind-numbing monotony that the Republicans just keep moving further to the right, that’s really not true. Under President Donald Trump’s leadership, our conservative policies have finally lined up with our rhetoric, but our rhetoric — our agenda — hasn’t become appreciably more conservative since former President Ronald Reagan.Yes, I’m aware that our never-Trump friends on the right will descend into spasms over my remark that Trump is governing conservatively, but most (not all) of those self-described “principled conservatives” are too busy cavorting with Democrats to be taken seriously. I’ll concede that Trump appears to have strayed from conservative orthodoxy on trade, but even there he’s more of a horse trader than a protectionist. He’s willing to take risks to secure better deals, but this isn’t ideological for him; it’s business, which is who he is and what he’s about.If Bernie loses, Democrats will have to convince their hopping-mad base that they were forced to settle on a racist-sounding gazillionaire whose tax returns and emoluments clause issues will bite them in the rear — or some other lackluster candidate who will still be light-years better than the evil Donald Trump. Anyone but Trump.If commie-Bernie wins, Democrats will have bigger problems. It’s not just that commie-Bernie’s an avowed socialist. It’s the economy, stupid! It’s the improved standard of living and rising employment across the board, especially for minorities. It’s the astounding stock market. It’s Trump’s bullishness on America, and America is, in fact, stronger again. It’s that Trump has fulfilled his promises. It’s that Trump and his exceptionally united Republican Party have, by delivering solutions, robbed Democrats of their talking points.All they’ll have left is identity politics, which means exaggerating race problems, manufacturing gender problems and engaging in all out thermonuclear class warfare. But every bit of that message is pessimistic. No hope and change on the horizon. All the Democrats have is negativity — complaining about Trump, and whining about unfairness and alleged inequalities.But given that all income groups are improving and race relations are better than under former President Barack scumbag/liar-nObama, Democrats will have trouble winning the swing states with only negativity. It doesn’t really matter how much is owned by these evil liberal capitalist billionaires — Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, etc. If people’s lives are better — and they are — class envy won’t be nearly as seductive.With Democrats always having a built-in electoral vote advantage, Republicans should never be smug about an upcoming election. But we should be optimistic, and we have objective reasons to be. By almost all measures, America is doing better under President Trump. Four more years!  ~The Patriot Post



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