Wednesday Top Headlines

by Media Editors: As NATO summit begins, Trump says allies “must pay more,” the U.S. “must pay less” (CNS News)

Trump challenges NATO on defense spending (BizPac Review)

Trump’s “fresh eyes” spark massive federal reform (Washington Examiner)

dummycrats-Dems attack, but know they don’t have the votes on Brett Kavanaugh (The Hill)

How significant is rino-McCain’s cheerleading for Kavanaugh? (Hot Air)

Here’s what happened the last time dummycrats-Democrats tried to deny Kavanaugh a court seat (The Daily Signal)

Illegal border crossing would be felony offense under proposed GOP bill (Fox News)

Sen. Lankford: Some illegal alien parents don’t want to take their children back (CNS News)

DNA tests, criminal charges complicate effort to reunite illegal alien families (The Washington Times)

Judge warns Trump administration to stick to deadline on family reunification (The Hill)

Trump hits two more countries with visa sanctions for refusing to take back deportees (The Daily Caller)

Trump administration details $200 billion in new tariffs on China (Washington Examiner)

rino-Jeff Flake says Senate will vote on resolution opposing Trump’s tariffs (Washington Examiner)

The case for civil disobedience in Oregon (National Review)

U.S. will become world’s top oil-producing country (Bloomberg News)

YouTube will use “quality news” sources to fight fake news (The Daily Signal)

commie-Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with another surprise election win — in a district she wasn’t even running in (New York Daily News)

Trump pardons Oregon cattle ranchers in land dispute (The Washington Times)

Anti-Trump FBI lawyer Lisa Page refuses to testify, despite subpoena (The Washington Times)

CU Boulder students join effort to fight Boulder’s new “assault weapons” ban (The College Fix)

Policy: A “balanced” Supreme Court isn’t the point (Washington Examiner)

Policy: Costly prevailing wage laws harm minorities and younger workers (E21)

~The Patriot Post


The UN Fraudulently Addresses “Extreme Poverty” in the United States

by Francis Menton

{ } ~ Is the United Nations a group of people of good faith, joining together in the effort to help bring peace and justice and economic development to the world?… Or is it a group of haters of freedom and capitalism engaged primarily in spewing ignorance, malice or both toward the United States? For a clue, you might take a look at the “Report of the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights on his mission to the United States of America,” recently issued by the UN’s so-called Human Rights Council. Yes, this is the same Human Rights Council from which the U.S. just announced its withdrawal. It is also the same Human Rights Council that includes among its members China, Cuba, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela — with ambassadors who think that the best use of their time and resources is to criticize the economic and human rights record of the U.S. The UN’s Report grew out of a two-week December 1-15, 2017 “visit” to the United States by an Englishman, Philip Alston, designated the “Special Rapporteur.” After its issuance in May, the Report drew more attention than it might have otherwise because on June 12 it brought forth a letter to UN Ambassador Nikki Haley from a collection of Members of Congress, led by commie-Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth dimky-Warren, expressing supposed “deep concern” about the findings. This letter in turn provoked a sharp rebuke from Haley on June 21…


Israeli spacecraft aims for historic moon landing… within months


{ } ~ Save the date. On February 13, 2019, an Israeli-built unmanned spacecraft is expected to land on the moon… having blasted off from Earth two months earlier, project managers said at a news conference Tuesday. If all goes well, the SpaceIL spider-like craft will give Israel entry into the exclusive club of just three nations that have so far achieved a controlled landing on the moon’s surface. The probe will be launched sometime in December from Cape Canaveral aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, officials said during the media event, held at an Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) space technology site in Yehud. It is scheduled to land on February 13, 2019…



Trump pardons ranchers whose arrests led to armed occupation of wildlife refuge

by Andrew O’Reilly

{ } ~ President Trump on Tuesday pardoned the father and son ranchers from Oregon… whose imprisonment for setting fires on federal land sparked a 41-day takeover of a wildlife refuge in the state. Trump signed the order granting clemency to 76-year-old Dwight Hammond and his son, Steven Hammond, 49, who were convicted of arson in 2012 for fires that burned on federal land in 2001 and 2006. Though they served their original sentences for the conviction — Dwight serving three months, Steven serving one year — an appellate judge ruled in 2015 that the terms were too short under federal minimum sentencing laws and the Hammonds were resentenced to serve the mandatory minimum. This decision led to the 2016 protests…


Mexico Creates ‘Police Force’ to Stop Illegals from Crossing Its Southern Border

by Randy DeSoto

{ } ~ Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is planning on strengthening his nation’s southern border… with a new specialized police force in an effort to crack down on drug-related gun violence and illegal crossings. Alfonso Durazo, who has been picked by Obrador to head up the effort, told Bloomberg the new force will be sizable. The force will be deployed to Mexico’s northern border with the U.S., as well. “We’re going to create a border police force that will be highly specialized,” Durazo said. “They need to apply the law,” including stopping undocumented migrants and human traffickers from crossing into Mexico…Its really hard to believe this stroy, we will need to see it.


The Inauthentic Flip-Flopping of commie-Bernie Sanders

by Daniel Greenfield

{ } ~ “Open borders? No, that’s a Koch brothers proposal,” commie- Bernie Sanders snapped… “You’re doing away with the concept of a nation state, and I don’t think there’s any country in the world that believes in that.” “What right-wing people in this country would love is an open-border policy,” he continued. “You know what youth unemployment is in the United States of America today? If you’re a white high school graduate, it’s 33 percent, Hispanic 36 percent, African American 51 percent. You think we should open the borders and bring in a lot of low-wage workers, or do you think maybe we should try to get jobs for those kids?” That was three years ago. commie-Bernie’s final surrender came after dodging a question on CNN about abolishing ICE. After the backlash, he went even further, issuing a statement urging that we “abolish the cruel, dysfunctional immigration system we have today”. Open borders had gone from a right-wing position to a commie-Bernie position. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, commie-Bernie’s rare successful socialist candidate, had already told Al Jazeera that, “We should grant people a safe and documented right of passage”…


Family Separation Not Trump Administration’s Fault

by Hans von Spakovsky

The furor over the family separation issue — children not being kept with their parents who have been detained for illegally entering the country — is odd. This is not some new phenomenon suddenly imposed by the Trump administration. It happened during the liar-nObama, Bush, and liar-Clinton administrations, too.

Where did the policy come from? In 1997, then-Attorney General Janet Reno settled a lawsuit, Flores v. Reno, filed in California challenging the liar-Clinton administration’s detention of juvenile migrants taken into custody by the INS. In the settlement, the government agreed that it could detain unaccompanied minors for only 20 days before releasing them to the Department of Health and Human Services for placement either in foster care or with their parents, close relatives, or a legal guardian. A controversial decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit extended this 20-day limit to juveniles who illegally cross the border with their parents.

So the reason that children can’t stay with their parents who are being prosecuted under federal immigration law is because of a court’s misinterpretation of a settlement agreed to by the liar-Clinton administration — not the Trump administration.

Keep in mind that those parents would be instantly reunited with their families if they did the right thing — volunteered to return to their native country. By breaking the law and bypassing our legal immigration process, those parents are responsible for what is happening to their children.

President Trump signed an executive order on June 20 directing that families who enter the country illegally be kept together “to the extent permitted by law.” This is an obvious reference to the Flores settlement and the limits it places on the government. But at least Trump is trying to do something about that. The executive order directs the attorney general to go to the California court with jurisdiction over the Flores case and ask the court to modify the settlement agreement to allow the government to keep families together while the parents are detained.

The current outrage over this was generated by a recent Associated Press story about 2,000 children separated from their parents. The hypocrisy of the critics and protesters is demonstrated by their lack of concern for the much larger number of children who are placed in foster care when their parents are incarcerated. We don’t fail to arrest, prosecute and jail Americans who commit crimes because they have children.

In 2016 alone, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 20,939 children were placed in foster care because their parents were incarcerated. In 2015, the number was 21,006. So the number of American kids who are placed in foster care because their parents are incarcerated is exponentially larger than the number of children who are also separated from the parents because their parents broke federal immigration law.

Another reason for the separation problem is immigrants who enter the county illegally making false asylum claims to avoid being deported. If an immigrant follows the law by presenting himself at a port of entry with his family and claiming asylum, then his family will stay together. It is when immigrants who are caught illegally crossing the border then claim asylum that they risk being prosecuted for illegal entry. They are then separated from their children because of the liar-Clinton-era settlement.

Many immigrants claiming asylum pass through countries such as Mexico with their own generous asylum laws. If an immigrant doesn’t claim asylum before he gets to the U.S., that is a clear indication that he is coming here for economic reasons, not because he has a valid asylum claim.

No one wants to see families separated — and that includes the families of immigrants and of American citizens. But one of the consequences of breaking the law is that you may be separated from your children when you go to prison. Moreover, they may end up in foster care because of your misdeeds. That applies whether you are committing a domestic crime such as assault or robbery, or violating federal immigration law by illegally crossing — or recrossing — our border.

~The Patriot Post


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