RenewAmerica Newsletter for 08/03/2018

August 2, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — Rep. Jim Jordan said the struggle between the House of Representatives and the Department of Justice is part of a larger show of disrespect from several parts of the executive branch. During an interview with The Washington Times’ Tim Constantine for “The Capitol Hill Show” on Thursday, Mr. Jordan explained the reasoning behind the decision to file articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein…. (more)


August 2, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — The Trump administration moved Thursday to freeze fuel economy standards, saying that suspending higher Obama-era mileage requirements will give drivers access to “more affordable” vehicles and boost the economy…. (more)

August 2, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — The top brass at Fox Television Group has assured skittish fans of “Last Man Standing” that they have nothing to fear regarding “Mike Baxter’s” return. Tim Allen’s popular character won’t be stripped of his conservative streak when the hit show lands at Fox on Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. EDT. Fox Television Group CEO and Chairman, Gary Newman confirmed the continuing political status while talking with reporters in Beverly Hills, California…. (more)


August 2, 2018
‘This is a story about life, our first unalienable right’
ART MOORE — Facebook banned a pro-life video ad by a judicial candidate, explaining it violated the social-media company’s policy of not allowing “shocking, disrespectful or sensational content.” Chris McDonough, a Republican candidate for St. Charles County Circuit Judge in Missouri, posted the ad on Sunday, reported the Gateway Pundit…. (more)


August 2, 2018
Federal documents reveal hundreds more hurt
BOB UNRUH — At least 22 women have been killed, and hundreds more have ended up with ectopic pregnancies or have required blood transfusions and hospitalization due to an abortion pill fast-tracked by the Bill Clinton administration…. (more)

August 2, 2018
Dinesh D’Souza interviews Richard Spencer
ART MOORE — In his movie and companion book “Death of a Nation,” filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza presents an interview he conducted with white nationalist leader Richard Spencer, who has become a symbol of white nationalism…. (more)


August 2, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — “Medicare for all,” the universal single-payer healthcare system increasingly popular among Democrats, would cost taxpayers an extra $32 trillion over a decade under the most optimistic scenario, it was estimated this week. Debate ensued over whether that means “Medicare for all,” as drafted by Sen. Bernie Sanders, would cut overall healthcare spending, or whether the assumptions that produced the $32 trillion figure involved unrealistic assumptions about cuts in payments to doctors and providers…. (more)

August 2, 2018
NEWSMAX — Alan Dershowitz on Wednesday criticized the rogue FBI agent for not recusing himself from the Russia probe, adding that Robert Mueller will protect Peter Strzok in his report in order to maintain the “illusion of objectivity” with the investigation. A guest on Fox Business’ “Mornings With Maria” program, the renowned law professor was reacting to the news that Strzok insisted on maintaining his FBI security clearance before moving to Mueller’s special counsel team…. (more)

August 2, 2018
NEWSMAX — Julian Assange soon will leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London – – his refuge from criminal charges for the last six years – – and enter a changed world. The Australian walked into the building in the capital’s Knightsbridge neighborhood just before the 2012 Olympics, with Barack Obama in his first term and elections untainted by alleged interference by Russian agents. When he walks out, Assange will face a new more aggressive American president, a U.K. trying to find its role outside the European Union and a change in Ecuadorian leadership. The 47-year-old may find the future uncertain…. (more)

August 2, 2018
Immigration official explains illegal entry a criminal violation
ART MOORE — A Democratic senator wanted immigration officials who testified Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee to tell her whether or not they would send their children to the Family Residential Centers that temporarily house children while their adult parents or custodians are prosecuted for entering the country illegally. Immigration and Customs Enforcement official Matthew Albence told the senator, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, that she was missing the point…. (more)

August 1, 2018
Russian national surprised to be on rolls in San Francisco
WASHINGTON TIMES — A Russian national or any other noncitizen can easily influence a U.S. election by simply registering to vote in California – just ask Elizaveta Shuvalova. Ms. Shuvalova said she didn’t even know her name was added to the San Francisco voter rolls in 2012, when she was a 21-year-old Russian citizen living legally in the U.S. but ineligible to vote…. (more)

August 1, 2018
The group uses ‘platform in order to denigrate and disparage certain groups,’ Congressman says
WASHINGTON TIMES — Jerry Boykin wasn’t thrilled to see the Southern Poverty Law Center working with Amazon or Twitter, but he’s far more alarmed about the left-leaning group’s partnership with the FBI. “I think the FBI is making a terrible mistake by doing this, given the track record of the Southern Poverty Law Center,” said Mr. Boykin, a retired lieutenant general and former deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence, who now serves as executive vice president of the Family Research Council…. (more)

August 1, 2018
VICTOR DAVIS HANSON — What is disturbing about the Mueller investigation is not per se that a special counsel is looking into charges of wrongdoing known as “collusion,” but that he is indicting or leveraging suspects, amid a larger landscape of related perceived wrongdoers, who so far have not been subject to the same federal zeal…. (more)

August 1, 2018
BYRON YORK — Nineteen-ninety-eight was a year of scandal in Washington. Independent counsel Kenneth Starr was investigating whether President Bill Clinton lied about a sexual affair with former intern Monica Lewinsky. The Clinton legal and public relations team furiously resisted Starr’s probe, and the battle, which began with news of the affair in January, stretched through the spring, and into summer, and into fall…. (more)

August 1, 2018
NATIONAL REVIEW — In a cease and desist letter sent to the city of Portland, Ore. Monday, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) representatives accused the city’s mayor of enabling the harassment of its officers by ordering police not to remove protestors camped outside of their office building…. (more)

August 1, 2018
NATIONAL REVIEW — Hundreds of times I’ve been handed a program while walking into a play in New York City. Walking into an off-Broadway production the other night, I experienced a theater first: An usher handed me a copy of the U.S. Constitution…. (more)

July 31, 2018
Alan Keyes is buoyed by prospect of Congress reasserting its representation
ALAN KEYES — A group of 11 House Republicans introduced five articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Wednesday evening. The impeachment articles accuse Rosenstein of intentionally withholding documents and information from Congress, failure to comply with congressional subpoenas and abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)…. (more)

July 31, 2018
Jordan insists on getting information subpoenaed, or else
WORLDNETDAILY — U.S. Rep Jim Jordan, a candidate to replace House Speaker Paul Ryan, is not backing down on his threat to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for withholding documents subpoenaed by Congress in Robert Mueller’s wide-ranging probe into “Russian collusion” in the 2016 election…. (more)

July 30, 2018
NEWSMAX — After a big week, both announcing a candidacy to be the next speaker of the House and presenting articles of impeachment for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, vowed to simplify the role of Congress to do “what they elected us to do.”… (more)

July 30, 2018
ROBERT KNIGHT — If Thomas Jefferson were to step out of a time machine at the University of Virginia, how would he react to the 21st-century version of his beloved creation? He’d probably be pleased at the college’s growth and academic reputation. The campus remains one of the most beautiful in the world, reflecting much of his architectural plan. Jefferson designed the Rotunda, inspired by Rome’s Pantheon. The mall and colonnade bespeak the intended permanence of his “Academical Village.” Serpentine, one-brick-wide walls continue to delight visitors…. (more)

July 30, 2018
NUMBERS USA — Americans who want immigration numbers reduced are in the majority, and they are being largely ignored by immigration policy negotiators in the U.S. House. That’s the chief point of NumbersUSA’s widespread advertising campaign that began around Christmas and has accelerated in June…. (more)

July 30, 2018
THE HILL — Veteran journalist Dan Rather said on Friday that President Trump’s false statements about and attacks on the media are “straight out of Orwell.” The former longtime CBS News anchor told CNN’s Don Lemon that Trump is “authoritarian” and wants people to believe that “the one and only truth comes from him.”… (more)

July 30, 2018
PAUL BEDARD — This week’s Liberal Mainstream Scream features a little peek into the New York Times and why it brought on noted conservative columnist Bret Stephens from the Wall Street Journal. As he said on MSNBC Friday, “One of the Reasons I’m at the New York Times is I’m a Never-Trumper.”… (more)

July 30, 2018
NEWSMAX — On a battlefield, in outer space, on the frontier, at hearth and home, anywhere and everywhere, films have portrayed American self-determination and self-reliance, belief in God, religious freedom, democratic traditions, patriotism, strong families, and respect for forebears, personal bravery and loyalty, and justice and forgiveness. Newsmax selected these films as the Top 50 Movies Celebrating American Values to show what’s good about our nation and our way of life…. (more)

July 29, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — First lady Melania Trump is drawing attention to babies who face withdrawal after being exposed to opioids in the womb, even as health facilities are working to develop better ways to care for them and as significant research gaps remain…. (more)

 

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