Wednesday Top News Executive Summary

Media Editors: TRUMP VETO: “President Trump on Tuesday vetoed a joint resolution calling on the U.S. to end military assistance to Saudi-led forces fighting in Yemen’s ongoing civil war, calling it ‘an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities, endangering the lives of American citizens and brave service members, both today and in the future.’ It was just the second veto of Trump’s presidency and Congress lacks the votes to override him.” (Fox News)

YUMA UNDER SIEGE: “Yuma, a city on the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona, declared a state of emergency Tuesday, saying it cannot handle the crush of illegal immigrants the government is being forced to release onto its streets. Mayor Douglas Nicholls said the migrants are being released by the Border Patrol into his community faster than they can leave, and local shelters are already at capacity. He warned of mobs of people ‘roaming the streets looking to satisfy basic human needs,’ clashing with citizens looking to protect their own property.” (The Washington Times)

TERRORISTS EXPLOIT OUR BORDERS: “According to a report from an organization that focuses on the problems with immigration, both legal and illegal, more than 10,000 illegal immigrants in the United States come from nations designated as terror sponsors. … The report quoted ICE Director Thomas Homan expressing his concern, asserting, ‘My biggest concern isn’t how many terrorists have been arrested entering the country illegally, but how many got through? How many did Border Patrol not catch? That’s what Americans should be thinking about.’” (The Daily Wire)

CRIMINAL-DEPORTATION STATS: “The Trump administration seized and deported some 145,095 criminal illegal immigrants inside the United States in 2017-2018, about 1.2% of the overall population of 11.3 million illegal immigrants, according to new federal statistics. Some 77,858 were arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials under the Secure Communities program and deported in fiscal 2018, nearly a third in Texas. Another 67,237 were arrested in communities and their homes in 2017 through May 2018.” (Washington Examiner)

NOTRE DAME UPDATE: “Nearly $1 billion in donations have poured in for the vast restoration of the fire-ravaged Notre Dame cathedral — but a pledge by French President Emmanuel Macron that it will be completed within five years was facing accusations of being wildly off track. Macron said the renovations to restore iconic 19th century spire, vaulting and two-thirds of the cathedral’s roof would be completed in time for the Paris 2024 Olympics. ‘We will rebuild the cathedral to be even more beautiful and I want it to be finished within five years,’ Macron said. Experts have said, however, that the ambitious timeline appears insufficient for such a massive operation.” (Associated Press)

PLANNED PARENTHOOD COERCION: “In a case that actually began a few years ago, the California Department of Managed Health Care began forcing religious organizations to pay for elective abortions in their health insurance plans through a seemingly innocuous mandate. The churches sued for their right to remain exempt from providing abortions, something that does not align with their religious conscience, and have been in litigation ever since. Now new emails, revealed in discovery, show that California actually mandated this coverage at Planned Parenthood’s bidding and targeted religious organizations on purpose.” (Washington Examiner)

UAW IN THE CROSSHAIRS: “A labor watchdog is making the United Auto Workers’ bribery scandal the centerpiece of its campaign urging workers to reject unionization. The UAW is attempting to gain a foothold in right-to-work Tennessee, pushing to organize a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga that rejected a previous union vote. The election will take place just weeks after a top union official pleaded guilty for his role in a bribery scandal at Chrysler. The Center for Union Facts has made it a priority to inform workers of corruption ahead of the vote.” (The Washington Free Beacon)

JUSTICE IN GOFUNDME SCAM: “Three days after a homeless veteran was sentenced for his role in a GoFundMe campaign that netted $402,706 and defrauded donors with a fake Good Samaritan tale, Katelyn McClure appeared before the same judge in Superior Court in Mount Holly to admit her role in a conspiracy that preyed on people’s sympathies. McClure, 29, of Bordentown, pleaded guilty Monday before Judge Christopher Garrenger as part of an agreement that calls for her to face a four-year prison term.” (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

HUMOR: Amid criticism, commie-Bernie Sanders vows to be more generous with your money in the future (The Babylon Bee)

POLICY: Answers to four big questions about sending illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities (The Daily Signal)

POLICY: Facebook tells us why net-neutrality regulation is a bad idea (American Enterprise Institute)

~The Patriot Post


Stalinista Dems subpoena Trump family’s financial records

by S.Noble

{ } ~ Based on known perjurer Michael Cohen’s testimony, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chair scumbag-Elijah Cummings subpoenaed President Trump’s financial information from Mazar’s… That is an accounting firm that once prepared Trump’s financial statements. This is worse than a witch hunt. It’s what they do in communist countries. The committee wants ten years of records after notorious liar Cohen told the committee Trump lied about his net worth so he could buy the Buffalo Bills NFL team. scumbag-Cummings, a true partisan, claims there are “corroborating documents” raising grave concerns about the President’s accuracy in financial reporting. The House committee is a legislative body and not a law enforcement agency. This is not within their purview. Rep. Jim Jordan called it a “grave abuse of the committee’s authority.”“This subpoena is a grave abuse of the committee’s authority and a violation of the Chairman’s pledge to the committee. For these reasons, I reluctantly write to inform the members of the committee why I strongly object to Chairman Cumming’s unprecedented subpoena to Mazars and his irresponsible and gravely dangerous course of conduct in a singular obsession of attacking President Trump and his family for political gain.” At the same time, the Chair of the House Intelligence Committee scumbag-Adam Schiff subpoenaed Trump family Deutsche bank records. The lying leaker scumbag-Schiff has no legitimate reason to request the records. It’s also an abuse of power as they attempt to find some reason to impeach the President…


House Dems Sign Secret MOUs To Target Trump

by Sara Carter

{ } ~ Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee scumbag-Elijah Cummings and Financial Services Chairwoman scumbag/mad-Maxine Waters executed a secret Memorandum of Understanding to “target” President Trump… and subpoena all his financial and banking records, according to a letter sent to scumbag-Cummings from ranking committee member Rep. Jim Jordan. Further, Jordan’s letter indicates that other MOUs have apparently been signed and agreed to with House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Rep. scumbag-Adam Schiff, D-Ca, who has promised to continue investigations into the president despite findings by Special Counsel dirty cop-Robert Mueller’s office that there was no conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia. Attorney General William Barr released a summary of dirty cop-Mueller’s 400 page report several weeks ago and the redacted version of the report is expected to be released by the DOJ this Thursday. On Monday, Jordan sent a memorandum explaining his objections to the partisan behavior of scumbag-Cummings and “unprecedented subpoena to Mazars USA LLP,” as reported by“We’d describe the MOUs as an agreement to conspire and coordinate their efforts to attack and investigate POTUS,” said a congressional official with knowledge of the MOUs. “This is not how committee’s normally operate. Dems aren’t interested in legislating. Only attacking POTUS.” Jordan emphatically objected to the secret MOUs and excoriated Democrats who “did not consult with Republican Members of the Committee or allow Members to consider and debate the terms of your MOU before executing the MOU with Chairwoman scumbag/mad-Waters. You did not disclose the MOU’s existence to Members or the American people until after I raised the matter.” In the letter Jordan asks scumbag-Cummings to “provide greater transparency around your secretive conduct.”…


A Reckoning Is in Store for Democrats

by Conrad Black

{ } ~ The crisis of the Democrats is becoming more evident each week. Those of us who have been loudly predicting for years that the Russian-collusion argument would be exposed as a defamatory farce… and that the authors of it would eventually pay for it, are bemused at the fallback position of the Trump-haters: that the distinguished attorney general has whitewashed the president in his summary and his decision that there was no obstruction of justice. One of the most entertaining moments of news-watching in many years came last week, when former national intelligence director scumbag-James Clapper said it was “scary” and former FBI director scumbag-Comey said it was “bizarre” to hear Attorney General William Barr say that the Trump campaign had been spied on. It has been obvious for a long time that both these men and former CIA director scumbag/commie-John Brennan lied under oath on a number of occasions, and scumbag-Comey’s complaint last week that “court-ordered surveillance” wasn’t spying is going to get a full assessment when the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) warrants that were the court authorization in this case, and were obtained on the basis of false campaign smears assembled and paid for by the scumbag/liar-Clinton campaign, are judicially considered. Given the proportions of the scam that has been perpetrated, the principal actors, including those just named, deserve commendation for the imperishability of their unctuousness. These people seem still to be oblivious to the fact that lying under oath and producing false FISA applications are serious offenses. And some of the congressional Democrats, such as Congressmen scumbag/lia-Nadler, scumbag-Swallwill, and scumbag-Schiff the new-millennium version of “Martin, Barton, and Fish,” made infamous by FDR in 1940, seem to think they have a perfect constitutional right to keep the president in the pillory of their spurious investigations indefinitely. The whole edifice of the Trump moral crisis is coming down in shards around the ears of the scumbag/liar-Clinton and scumbag/liar-nObama Democrats. The numberless candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination will presumably go to hilarious extremes to sidestep the whole Trump-impeachment debacle, but the credibility of the Democratic party, given the total immersion the scumbag/liar-Clinton/scumbag/liar-nObama era is about to receive in the Trump-collusion perfidy, will not be unscathed. After the brave launches of the candidacies, almost all of them have floundered. Kirsten Gillibrand, who has done and said absolutely nothing to merit consideration as president, has launched and sunk down the slipways and beneath the waves — her candidacy has attracted zero support. Most of the other candidates are equally unprepossessing. scumbag-Cory Booker, perhaps the most compulsively verbose candidate since Hubert Humphrey who was a good deal more thoughtful and entertaining, is apparently full of goodwill, but very inadequate. lowlife-Kamala Harris seems to have the makings of a good candidate, but she is already tangled up in the runaway leftward nonsense of open borders, socialized medicine, high taxes, and the Green terror. socialist-Beto O’Rourke, as foreseen, after a brief flurry, has skateboarded off the dock and been abandoned by the media as an arm-flapping airhead. Elizabeth dinky-Warren is everyone’s nightmare of a severe, humorless kindergarten teacher, and she will not recover from her masquerade as a native Indian. Amy Klobuchar is sensible and seems likeable but has no pizzazz and hasn’t made inroads so far with radical normalcy, though its time could come…


Church Vandalized – Windows Broken, “Submit To God Thru Islam” & “Muhammad Is His Prophet” Spray Painted On Wall

by Tim Brown

{ } ~ What is going on in Europe is the direct result of allowing the followers of a murdering, thieving, demonically possessed pedophile named Muhammad to run roughshod over their countries… The US has also been seeing a steady decline in Islamic jihad, Islamic political involvement and even fake “hate crimes” produced by Islamists. Now, it’s happened in South Carolina, where a church was vandalized, windows broken and the words “SUBMIT TO GOD THRU ISLAM” and “MUHAMMED IS HIS PROPHET” were spray painted on the outside walls. While neither the Church nor law enforcement wants to refer to this as being done by Muslims, I ask, who else would be writing this garbage? According to WSPA, the vandalism occurred at Midway Presbyterian Church on Midway Road in Anderson County, South Carolina.Elders at the church said that they did not let the vandalism disrupt their services and lunch on Sunday, but did find it disturbing. Sadly, even they seemed to not want to speculate on the obvious religion of those who committed the crime. “It was very disturbing because we feel like this was an individual act and we don’t hold any religious group responsible for it,” said Bob Harrell. “We think it most likely was some misguided young people. However, we do take it very seriously and we’ll do everything we can to assist law enforcement…


ISIS Didn’t Take Long To Gloat After Notre Dame Cathedral Went Up in Flames

by Ben Marquis

{ } ~ The self-styled “caliphate” of the Islamic State group terror army that once stretched across parts of Syria and Iraq may be gone… but the jihadist organization continues to issue threats against Western civilization while reveling in any misfortune experienced in the West. Such was the case on Monday when flames engulfed the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. Propaganda was released almost immediately from affiliates of the terrorist group celebrating the significant destruction of the more than 850-year-old Catholic church. The Daily Mail reported that a poster produced by an Islamic State group-affiliated outfit known as the Al-Muntasir group began to circulate online while the historic Catholic church in the heart of France was still on fire. An intelligence organization that tracks terrorism, the Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium, discovered the poster and brought it to the attention of the media. That poster featured a picture of the burning cathedral with a large caption in Arabic that read: “Have a good day.” The poster also featured smaller subtext in French which read: “Its construction began in the year 1163 and ended in 1345. It’s time to say goodbye to your oratory polytheism.” The destruction of the cathedral, which occurred on the day after Palm Sunday at the start of the Holy Week, was reportedly characterized by the jihadists as well-deserved “retribution and punishment” for the Christian West, according to SITE intelligence. To be sure, there is absolutely no evidence that would suggest that the Islamic State group — or any other terrorist organization, for that matter — had anything to do with the horrific fire that threatened to destroy the famous medieval Gothic structure. At this time, French authorities have expressed their belief that the terrible blaze was linked to an ongoing construction and renovation project at the cathedral…


Yes, America Needs Walls. But the Country Is Not ‘Full.’

Marc A. Thiessen

President Trump is 100 percent correct that there is a crisis on our southern border. And he is absolutely right when he says some migrants are abusing our asylum laws. But he is dead wrong when he declares, in what has become his favorite refrain, that “Our country is FULL.”

Sorry, our country is not full. Not by a long shot. The opposite is true. We need more immigrants, lots of them. In fact, no one needs immigrants more than Trump.

Today, thanks to Trump’s leadership, the U.S. economy is strong. Unemployment recently reached its lowest level in 49 years. U.S. manufacturing employment is growing at the fastest pace in nearly a quarter-century. On Trump’s watch, the unemployment rates for African Americans, Hispanics and Americans without a high school diploma have all reached the lowest points ever recorded.

The Wall Street Journal recently called this “the hottest job market in half a century,” declaring that “Workers are so scarce that, in many parts of the country, low-skill jobs are being handed out to pretty much anyone willing to take them — and high-skilled workers are in even shorter supply. All sorts of people who have previously had trouble landing a job are now finding work. Racial minorities, those with less education and people working in the lowest-paying jobs are getting bigger pay raises and, in many cases, experiencing the lowest unemployment rate ever recorded for their groups.”

In some places, unemployment is so low that employers can’t find workers to fill the jobs. There are now a record 6.5 million job openings in the United States. According to the National Federation of Independent Business, 39% of small businesses say they have a job opening they can’t fill, and 90% of business owners who hired or tried to hire workers reported few or no qualified applicants for the position. Nearly a quarter of all small-business owners report that finding qualified workers is their “single most important business problem.” And the demand for seasonal workers is so big that, when the application window for H-2B visas opened up on Jan. 1, the Labor Department’s electronic filing system for the visas crashed due to overwhelming demand. Employers requested three times as many visas as were available.

To quote my American Enterprise Institute colleague Michael R. Strain, “this is a good problem to have.” But it is a problem. If Trump wants to keep this strong economy going, and achieve his stated goal of sustained 3% growth throughout his presidency, he needs more workers.

The trouble is, the United States is not producing enough native-born workers. According to the Economic Innovation Group, 80% of U.S. counties lost prime working-age adults from 2007 through 2017. And the situation is not improving. According to Census Bureau data, our population growth rate for fiscal year 2017-2018 was 0.62% — the lowest since 1937, during the Great Depression. The U.S. population is now growing at less than replacement levels.

The decline is driven in large part by millennials, who are marrying and having children at much lower rates than previous generations. It’s ironic. Many millennials want socialism, but they are not producing the future workers and taxpayers needed to pay for it.

The only thing stopping us from overall population decline is the arrival of immigrants, who account for about 48% of U.S. population growth. And immigration “is projected to be the primary contributor to national population growth after 2030,” the Brookings Institution reported.

So, we need more immigrants. Americans understand this. Eighty-four percent say legal immigration is good for the country, and only 29% believe it should be decreased — the lowest level since 1965. Unfortunately, Sens. Tom Cotton, R.-Ark., David Perdue, R.-Ga., and Josh Hawley, R-Mo., have introduced legislation that would reduce legal immigration by 50% over 10 years. No doubt, our immigration system is in need of sensible reforms, such as eliminating the visa lottery system, ending chain migration and imposing a mandatory E-Verify process. But an overall reduction in immigration would be disastrous for the country. We need immigrants to stop population decline. We need immigrants to work and pay taxes that fund Social Security and Medicare for our aging population. And we need immigrants to provide the human capital for continued economic growth and prosperity. If the president wants to keep this economic boom going, he needs more people coming to the United States, not fewer.

So, yes, our shining city on a hill needs walls — because the world is a dangerous place, and we are a nation of laws. But, as President Ronald Reagan put in it his farewell address, those walls must also have doors. And the sign above those doors should read “Welcome to America” — not “Sorry, we’re full.” ~The Patriot Post  


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