Wednesday Top News Executive Summary

Media Editors:  Above the Fold

STOPGAP FUNDING BILL: House votes to avoid government shutdown for a month, sending funding bill to Senate (CNBC)

EPSTEIN PROBE: FBI looking into possibility that “criminal enterprise” was involved in Jeffrey Epstein’s death (National Review)

Government & Politics

NEVER MIND: Elizabeth dinky/liar-Warren gives up on Medicare for All: By planning to pass single-payer in year three of her presidency, she’s acknowledging it will never happen at all (Reason)

GESTURES: Senate passes bill in support of Hong Kong protesters (UPI)

National Security

PUSHBACK: Navy seeks to eject four, including sailor championed by Trump, from elite SEALs (NBC News)

DOWN BUT NOT OUT: ISIS rebuilds in Syria after Turkish incursion and U.S. drawdown, Pentagon watchdog says (NBC News)

Culture & Heartland

TOTAL SURRENDER: GLAAD commends Chick-fil-A for dropping donations to Christian groups but demands franchise change “anti-LGBTQ” brand (National Review)

BALTIMORE MAYOR CHARGED: Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh charged with fraud, faces up to 20 years in prison (National Review)

DIVINE INTERVENTION: Sixteen-year-old girl arrested before attack on predominantly black Georgia church (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Other Notables

IRAN DISSENT: Iran imposes “largest Internet shutdown ever” as protests spread (National Review)

Closing Arguments

POLICY: How Medicare for All would make most families poorer (The Daily Signal)

POLICY: Trump admin is right to reapply sanctions to Iran’s uranium enrichment (The Federalist)

HUMOR: BREAKING: Two Epstein prison guards scheduled to be suicided tomorrow (Genesius Times)  

~The Patriot Post      

Day Four House Impeachment Hearings – 9am Sondland – 2:30pm Cooper and Hale 

 by sundance{ } ~ Day four of the public impeachment hearings again takes place in two parts. Gordon Sondland, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union… will testify first at the public hearing before the House Intelligence Committee at 9am ET. In the afternoon session Laura Cooper, Deputy Assistant Defense Secretary for Ukrainian and Eurasian affairs and David Hale, Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, will be testifying at 2:30pm ET  VIDEO 1: 2: 3:

Jim Jordan Pulls Back Curtain On scumbag liar-Nadler – scumbag liar-Jerry’s Using Impeachment As A Cover To Push Through The FISA Bill

By Adam Casalino{ } ~ Jordan just caught Big scumbag liar-Jerry – Democrats can’t hide it now! It seems that, as usual, the Democrats are trying to be sneaky. But not just over this impeachment push… While the fake news media hypes up the impeachment hearings to no end, other House Democrats are trying to ram bills through Congress. I guess they thought nobody would be watching them. Big mistake. Jim Jordan called out scumbag liar-Jerry Nalder for trying to pull the wool over America’s eyes. “On Wednesday, @RepscumbagJerryNadler plans to push FISA and other important bills through Judiciary. But 4 Judiciary members are on the impeachment committee and will be in hearings! After the Dossier, why are Dems trying to rush FISA during impeachment and BEFORE the IG report?” Wow. Jordan called out scumbag liar-Nadler’s attempt to push through a FISA bill and other important pieces of legislation. A big problem with that is four of the Judiciary members are busy with impeachment. How is that committee supposed to approve bills, when their members are elsewhere? Sounds a lot like scumbag liar-Nadler is trying is ram these bills through before other members of Congress get to look at them. And he’s doing this just days before the IG report comes out and probably condemns the FISA court and the way Democrats have used it. No wonder he’s rushing it through…  

Democrats Omit Exculpatory Information from Summary of Tim Morrison Transcript

by JOEL B. POLLAK{ } ~ Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee released the long-awaited transcript from senior National Security Council official Tim Morrison on Saturday, and immediately distorted it for the benefit of the anti-Trump media… It was a typical example of how Rep. scumbag/liar-Adam Schiff (D-CA) and his staff have tried to skew the fact-finding process in an effort to inflate public support for impeachment, believing few will read the lengthy transcripts for themselves. First, the committee withheld the transcript since October 31, only releasing it after the first public hearings began last week. Morrison’s testimony was rumored to be very good for President Donald Trump’s defense — Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) had described Democrats in the room during the closed-door hearing as “sucking lemons” — and Republicans would have made good use of it, had they had the transcript available. But it was not provided. In the interim, Democrats had sole possession of the document. scumbag/liar-Schiff does not allow copies of the transcripts to be released to Republicans, either in paper or electronic form. If they want to read transcripts, they must do so one by one, in the presence of a Democrat committee staffer. Not only is that rule humiliating, but it also allows Democrats to control the flow of information and to prepare their public arguments with no fear of timely Republican rebuttal. In the Morrison case, Democrats released “key excerpts” that highlighted the few facts in his testimony that, they believe, help push the case for impeachment. Chief among these is that Morrison confirmed that he heard U.S. Ambassador to the E.U. Gordon Sondland claim that he told a Ukrainian official, in a private “sidebar” meeting, that aid would be released if the Ukrainian prosecutor general would publicly announce an investigation into Burisma. But that is just hearsay evidence, as is Morisson’s confirmation of Charge d’affairs William Taylor’s testimony repeated in public last week that Sondland, after speaking to President Trump, “there was no quid pro quo, but President Zelensky must announce the opening of the investigations and he should want to do it.”…  

Evils of socialism must be taught to young people

by Marc A. Thiessen{ } ~ Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the world has changed for the better in almost every respect. Since 1989, the number of people living in democracies has nearly doubled from 2.3 billion to 4.1 billion… and now makes up more than half the people on Earth. Of those remaining in an autocracy, four out of five live in China. Since 1989, the percentage of the world’s population that lives in extreme poverty has been cut in half from a 52 percent majority to just 21 percent. Even more astonishing, the Brookings Institution reported in September 2018 that “for the first time since agriculture-based civilization began 10,000 years ago, the majority of humankind … some 3.8 billion people, live in households with enough discretionary expenditure to be considered ‘middle class’ or ‘rich.’” Today, compared to 1989, we have more freedom, better life expectancy, higher literacy, lower child mortality, less disease, and less hunger than at any time in human history. If you could choose any era in human history in which to be born and you did not pick today you would be insane. This dramatic expansion of human freedom and prosperity was unleashed by two factors: First, the collapse of socialism that fell along with the Berlin Wall; and second, the expansion of democratic capitalism under the protection of America’s unquestioned military and economic might. The United States and its allies first defeated National Socialism and then Soviet socialism, and in the wake of those victories freedom and free enterprise are transforming the world, lifting billions of people out of poverty and misery. And yet, a Gallup poll found that 58 percent of young Americans think that socialism would be a good thing for the country, while seven in 10 millennials said they would vote for a socialist candidate for president…    

Stick a fork in impeachment – it’s over

By Bryan Fischer{ } ~ scumbag/liar-Adam Schiff is a dead man walking. This sham, scam, and hoax of an impeachment inquiry is such an evident farce that scumbag/liar-Schiff may be the only man in America who doesn’t realize it… The first hour of last Wednesday’s opening hearing was touted breathlessly by the Talking Snake Media as a “blockbuster.” More like block-busted. The two star witnesses confessed that neither of them was on the smoking gun phone call that is at the root of this miscarriage of justice. Neither of them has ever met or talked with the president they are seeking to send into permanent political exile. Neither of them, in fact, had any first-hand testimony to offer. All they could testify to is what somebody told them that he had heard from somebody else. That’s hearsay, which is inadmissible in a court of law and certainly should be inadmissible in the trial of the president of the United States. You could not convict a shoplifter on the evidence presented Wednesday by scumbag/liar-Schiff’s prime witnesses. Ken Starr, who knows something about impeachment, stated flatly, “No crime was proven today. There were a lot of terms used, extortion and bribery, but no crime. This is unlike Nixon and unlike scumbag/liar-Clinton.” The new “blockbuster” information revealed Wednesday was nothing more than what Ambassador Taylor said a staff member had told him about something he had overheard when somebody else was on a phone call. Here’s how an exchange between Congressman Jim Jordan and Ambassador Taylor went. First, Rep. Jordan read from a message sent by Ambassador Taylor to the Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland:” Ambassador Taylor recalls that Mr. Morrison told Ambassador Taylor that I told Mr. Morrison that I had conveyed this message to Mr. Yermak on September 1, 2019, in connection with Vice President Pence’s visit to Warsaw and a meeting with President Zelensky.”…    

Iran’s Palestinian Proxies: United Against Israel

by Khaled Abu Toameh{ } ~ Iran’s Palestinian proxies, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), after last week’s round of aggression towards Israel, are said to be at odds with each other… PIJ is reportedly disturbed that Hamas did not join in firing rockets at Israel in retaliation for Israel’s assassination of senior PIJ commander Bahaa Abu al-Ata in the Gaza Strip. PIJ, it seems, feels that Hamas left it out in the cold. The two terror groups may not enjoy a full meeting of minds – as witnessed by Hamas’s current failure to bombard Israel with rockets, but these differences are unlikely to escalate into a major confrontation between Hamas and PIJ. At the end of the day, both groups share the same strategy and goals, as well as the same “enemy” – Israel. They may disagree, but when it comes to waging jihad holy war and eliminating Israel, Hamas and PIJ always manage to find common ground. PIJ’s disappointment in Hamas has nothing to do with Hamas’s recognizing Israel’s right to exist and laying down its weapons: Hamas has done neither. Rather, PIJ and its supporters are disappointed  because Hamas chose to refrain, this time, from firing rockets into Israel when PIJ was busy doing just that last week. Hamas, of course, remains committed to its ideology. Its charter, to which it also remains committed, states: “There is no solution to the Palestinian problem expect by jihad. Palestine has been an Islamic Waqf throughout the generations and until the Day of Resurrection; no one can renounce it or part of it, or abandon it or part of it.” Hamas’s charter also makes it clear that the terrorist group “views the other Islamic movements with respect and appreciation.” The charter goes on to explain that even when Hamas “differs from them in one aspect or another on one concept or another, it agrees with them on other points and understandings.”…  .

Key Dates Highlight Pre-planning of Impeachment Agenda – liar-Pelosi, scumbag/liar-Schiff, and The Hand-off To scumbag liar-Nadler

by sundance{ } ~ There is a lot of rapid information about events worth putting into a calendar context to see the democrat mapping. David Holmes has just been added to Thursday’s public impeachment testimony (Nov 21st); he will join Fiona Hill… In essence this rapid addition highlights scumbag/liar-Schiff on a tight schedule, and his portion ends November 21st, this week. Additionally today, as expected, it is now reported that liar-Pelosi will take up a short-term continuing resolution (CR) tomorrow to fund government; that will push govt funding to December 20th aligning with the mid-December budget vote plans: Impeach, USMCA and budget). This intentionally designed delay aligns with liar-Pelosi and House counsel Doug Letter requesting a delay in SCOTUS review of arguments for Trump Taxes.  Everything gets punted to after Thanksgiving; then mid-December they will flood the zone. However, outside of the House control, Lindsey Graham has announced Dec 11th as the date for Horowitz to testify, which makes the likely FISA report on/around Dec. 2nd. It’s worth putting it all into a calendar to see how the end of the year is shaping up…  

Planned Parenthood Whistleblower Guilty of Whistleblowing

Nate Jackson:  Planned Parenthood, the abortion mill that receives half a billion American taxpayer dollars every year, engages in the illicit trafficking of body parts from aborted babies — some of them live births. The nation learned this gruesome truth in 2015 only through the undercover work of David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt via the Center for Medical Progress. Yet perhaps nothing better illustrates Planned Parenthood’s power and influence than the fact that a federal jury in a San Fransisco district court found guilty not Planned Parenthood’s butchers but Daleiden and Merritt for reporting the story.

In a case that originally was launched by then-California Attorney General lowlife-Kamala Harris, a 10-person jury found Daleiden and Merritt guilty of racketeering, conspiracy to commit fraud, breach of contract, and trespassing. Unbelievably, Planned Parenthood and several affiliates were awarded punitive damages that may exceed $2.3 million. The pair will appeal the verdict, and there’s reason to think it may reach the Supreme Court. While the case drags out, Planned Parenthood will continue to receive your tax dollars.Daleiden said in a statement, “While top Planned Parenthood witnesses spent six weeks testifying under oath that the undercover videos are true and Planned Parenthood sold fetal organs on a quid pro quo basis, a biased judge with close Planned Parenthood ties spent six weeks influencing the jury with pre-determined rulings and by suppressing video evidence, all in order to rubber-stamp Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit attack on the First Amendment. This is a dangerous precedent for citizen journalism and First Amendment civil rights across the country, sending a message that speaking truth and facts criticizing the powerful is no longer protected by our institutions.”Judge William Orrick did indeed prove his own pro-Planned Parenthood bias. “I just want to be very clear that I want these witnesses to be able to testify as to what their reasonable state of mind was with respect to the specific defense … but we’re not going into the truth of abortion procedures. I’ve excluded that,” Orrick said in October. And he also instructed the jury that they must only decide damages, saying, “I have already determined that these defendants trespassed at each of these locations.”Furthermore, The Federalist’s Margot Cleveland reports, “Judge Orrick was a founder and a longtime officer and director of the Good Samaritan Family Resource Center, an organization which, according to Daleiden, houses and participates in a joint venture with one of the named Planned Parenthood affiliates.”It seems that the only thing separating this show trial over trumped up charges from the Democrats’ impeachment charade is that, this time, the whistleblower is the “criminal.”  ~The Patriot Post 


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