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Six Reasons Establishment Media Fabricated a ‘Border Crisis’ — Breitbart News

As you watch our fake news media desperately try to keep this hoax alive about a “crisis” on the border, never forget that this so-called crisis is fabricated. Never forget that this entire “crisis” was invented, created from whole cloth, ginned up, and is a naked act of fake news.

Oh, sure, the policy is real. Illegal alien children and adults were being separated into different detention centers. But this was not only being done for good and humane reasons; it has been government policy for two decades.

Barack Obama separated adults and children; Rachel Maddow never cried, Joe Scarborough never called him a Nazi, Jake Tapper never uttered a single word…

So why did this norm (if you’ll pardon the expression), why did this humane policy that immigration officials have been practicing for two decades suddenly become Auschwitz, the moral crisis of our time?

There are six reasons…

  1. Trump Had an Amazing Week

If you recall, the week prior to the media’s ginning up a “border crisis,” Trump was enjoying a perfect storm of good news. Record numbers were coming out of every sector of the economy, his summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un had been a success, and the inspector general’s report on the FBI’s corrupt mishandling of Hillary Clinton’s home-brewed email server was catastrophic not only for the FBI, but for the entire Russian collusion-hoax, which the media are heavily invested in.

Trump’s momentum, which was based on actual foreign and domestic accomplishments, had to be stopped.

Moreover, the media know they must smother the truth about the FBI if there is going to be any hope of keeping special counsel Robert Mueller’s witch hunt viable.

  1. Smother Congressional Hearings into FBI

The inspector general’s report resulted in congressional hearings this week that would have only boosted Trump further — you know, had they received the wall-to-wall coverage this legitimate news story deserved.

These hearings ended up being even more disastrous for disgraced former FBI Director James Comey (a media hero) and his appalling cabal of secret police, and the media are desperate to keep that truth hidden.

  1. PURE RAGE and FRUSTRATION!

People do stupid things when they are frustrated and angry, like, say, this; and Trump’s roaring successes, along with his improving poll numbers, enraged the media. Once again, just as we saw on Election Night 2016, Trump’s effective handling of the economy and North Korea exposed the media as the provincial fools they really are — a media that time and again assured the American people Trump was an oaf, a loser, a mistake, a virus in a healthy system that had to be removed for the good of democracy.

Voters are now starting to see Trump as a “president,” as opposed to The Freak Who Must Never Be Normalized, which is how the media are desperate to keep him defined.

The media are losing badly in their war against Trump, so our livid media pulled out all the stops to manufacture this coordinated narrative, but…

If you look at Trump’s poll numbers, this assault was the media’s Battle of the Bulge. Trump is holding the line. Meanwhile, the bad guys are throwing everything they got, exhausting themselves, exposing themselves as liars and hoaxers, and getting nowhere.

Trump did retreat on the issue of separations, but as the media became even more unhinged, Trump’s retreat is looking strategic, while the media’s tiny victory is looking Pyrrhic.

  1. Midterm Elections

Duh.

  1. Media Want Illegal Aliens Flooding into America

As we learned from the far-left Washington Post last week, the media’s existential goal when it comes to illegal immigration is to flood America with future Democrats. They want to disenfranchise law-abiding deplorables by canceling out our votes with the votes of illegal aliens.

The first phase of this plan, obviously, is to funnel millions of illegals into our country and then push for citizenship, which comes with the right to vote — which brings me to the most important point…

The ONLY way to keep illegal alien families together — and this is something the media dare not say out loud — is to release them into the American interior, which is what this sudden push against a decades-old separation policy is all about.

When you hear anyone talk about “keeping families together” that is coded language for “reward criminal behavior by releasing illegal aliens into the American interior.”

  1. Incentivize a Flood of Illegal Alien Families

The media do not care about The Children. If they did, they would not incentivize the abuse of children, and any adult (parent or not) who drags a minor child through miles and miles of dangerous desert, is engaging in abuse. (Legitimate asylum seekers fleeing violence are, of course, a different story.)

That little crying girl in the hoax photo on the cover of Time? Her mother dragged that poor kid through the desert hoping to get a job in America. She dragged a child along on a harrowing journey in the mercenary hope of exploiting her own child as a golden ticket into America. And if she were successful, a law-abiding American (or immigrant) would lose whatever job this woman took.

And that is the best case scenario when it comes to these poor kids.

Too many of these minor children are exploited in unspeakable ways by sex traffickers, drug traffickers, human traffickers, and gangs.

But the media do not care that they are incentivizing child abuse, child rape, and kidnapping. All they care about are their political goals, and if that means raped and abused children, so be it.

Source: Six Reasons Establishment Media Fabricated a ‘Border Crisis’

Liberal hypocrisy: Double standards over treatment of pro & anti-Trump celebrities

Questions are being raised in the U.S. over the treatment of celebrities who’ve made highly controversial public statements. American actor Peter Fonda called for an act of extreme violence to be committed against President Trump’s son, but didn’t face any real criticism over his remarks. While, for instance, talk show host Roseanna Barr recently lost her job over a racist tweet.

Weekend Snapshot — Top Stories This Week for 06/23/2018

Resolving the Alien Minor Separation Issue

Trump’s EO changes policy to detain illegal alien families together, yet Democrats still politicize it.

Demo Party Leaders Don’t Care About Immigrant Children — Unless…

Demos don’t want an immigration solution. They want political fodder to undermine the Trump administration’s economic policy success before midterm elections.

Time Propagates Bald-Faced Fake News

The magazine egregiously and falsely suggested an illegal alien girl was separated from her mother.

Those Viral Immigrant Children Photos — Caveat Emptor

Exercise a little sensory discrimination and intellectual discretion before assuming what is true…

Obama’s Child Detention Photos You Have Not Seen

In 2014, journalists were given a media tour of two Obama administration detention facilities.

Fact or Opinion — Americans Can’t Tell the Difference

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”

America’s Welcome Exit From the UN Human Rights Council

The U.S. is done giving legitimacy to this farcical group of human rights abusers.

How to Verify North Korean Denuclearization

That is the biggest question after Donald Trump’s recent summit with Kim Jong-un.

Harvard Turns ‘Diversity’ on Its Head

The Ivy League bastion is routinely rejecting Asian-Americans based not on grades but race.

Internet Taxes: Killing the Golden E-commerce Goose?

The Supreme Court’s ruling allowing taxation of Internet sales will cost consumers a lot.

A (Space) Force to Be Reckoned With

Do we really need President Donald Trump’s recommended sixth military branch?

ObamaCare Repeal Back From the Dead?

Maybe. Either way, changes are coming to ObamaCare in the form of association health plans.

Quote Of The Week

“If emotion is to supersede law, then just about any law can be circumvented if the emotional level is high enough.” —Cal Thomas

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Top Weekly Stories from ChristianNews.net for 06/23/2018

Following FOX Cancellation, Netflix Picks Up TV Drama ‘Lucifer’ Portraying Devil as ‘Charming’ Crime Fighter   Jun 16, 2018 10:04 pm

The popular movie and television drama streaming service Netflix has decided to carry the fourth season of the sin-saturated fantasy police drama “Lucifer” just weeks after FOX decided to not to renew the show. Hundreds of thousands had signed a petition calling for various outlets to save the program, which portrays the sly and crafty devil from Hell in a…

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Texas Governor Calls Teen Whose Dying Wish Is to Pass Bill to End Abortion in State: ‘Your Wish Has Been Granted’   Jun 21, 2018 08:08 pm

TEMPLE, Texas — The Republican governor of Texas called a 16-year-old boy with osteoblastic osteosarcoma on Sunday whose dying wish was to urge the governor to pass a bill abolishing abortion in the state. Jeremiah Thomas was diagnosed with the aggressive bone cancer in March and has been to hospitals in Mexico, California, and Texas in an effort to save his…

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Canadian Judge Recognizes Two Men in Polyamorous Relationship With Woman as Parents of Child   Jun 19, 2018 02:42 pm

Polyamory banner at London Pride Parade   Photo Credit: Katy Blackwood ST. JOHNS, N.L. — A Canadian judge has ruled that two men who are involved in a polyamorous relationship with a woman who gave birth last year should both be recognized as the child’s parents on his birth certificate. “Society is continuously changing and family structures are changing…

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‘This Lunacy Has Gone Too Far’: Marco Rubio Laments Criticism of Twitter CEO’s Tweet Showing He Ate at Chick-fil-A   Jun 17, 2018 07:59 am

Florida Senator Marco Rubio weighed in on a controversy that unfolded this past week over a tweet by the CEO of Twitter, who faced criticism from some after he posted a screenshot to his social media platform showing that he had received cash back from eating at Chick-fil-A thanks to his company Square’s cash app. “This lunacy has gone too far. The CEO of…

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Judge Awards $8 Million to Woman Who Says She Was Trafficked as Child by United Nation of Islam   Jun 17, 2018 11:57 pm

Photo Credit: George Hodan In what is being applauded as “a powerful tool for the anti-trafficking movement,” a Kansas judge has awarded $8 million to a woman who says that as a child and until she escaped at 21, she was transported across the country by a cult and forced to work for no pay, being physically and emotionally abused. Kendra Ross alleges…

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Pastor, Five Family Members Murdered in Nicaragua   Jun 18, 2018 05:39 pm

(Evangelical Focus) — The deep socio-political crisis in Nicaragua has led to the death of almost 200 people since mid-April. An evangelical pastor, his wife and four other family members (two children) were murdered by a pro-government paramilitary group. They threw Molotov cocktails against the house and burnt it down. Pastor Óscar Velásquez Pavón and his…

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Muslim UConn Professor Required Students to Say ‘Bismillah,’ Remove Shoes Before Entering Office   Jun 19, 2018 01:30 pm

HARTFORD, Conn. — A Muslim professor at the University of Connecticut (UConn), who has since retired, was captured on camera with signs on his office door and window requiring any who enter to say “Bismillah,” meaning “in the name of Allah,” and to remove their shoes. A video posted by Jihad Watch contains audio of biology professor Felix Coe instructing a…

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Male Legislative Librarian Who Identifies as Female Sues State of Alaska for Not Covering ‘Gender Reassignment’ Surgery   Jun 20, 2018 03:12 pm

Photo Credit: Lambda Legal ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A legislative librarian for the State of Alaska who was born male but identifies as female has sued the State after being informed that “AlaskaCare does not cover gender reassignment surgery.” The 36-year-old librarian, who goes by the name Jennifer Fletcher, obtained the desired operations last year, but…

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9-Year-Old UK Girl’s Parents Send Daughter to Therapist Over Addiction to ‘Fortnite’ Video Game   Jun 18, 2018 01:54 pm

The parents of a nine-year-old girl in the UK have sent their daughter to a psychotherapist after she became so addicted to the video game “Fortnite” that she would rather wet herself than get up to go to the restroom. “We had no idea, when we let her play the game, of the ­addictive nature or the impact it could have on her mental health,” the girl’s…

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Chinese Pastor Released After Two and a Half Years in Prison   Jun 21, 2018 12:04 am

(World Watch Monitor) — A Chinese pastor was released on Tuesday after being detained for two and a half years for “illegally possessing state secrets,” reports Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW). Pastor Yang Hua of Huoshi Church (which means Living Stone), in the south-western province of Guizhou, was arrested in December 2015. He was sentenced a year…

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12 European States Revolt Against Merkel, Macron Plan To Reform Europe

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Two days ago, when we laid out the components of Merkel and Macron’s blueprint to reform the EU, we said that while “Macron suggested the proposal will be presented to other countries, with specifics to be worked out later this year and the plans to take effect from 2021, it was unclear how he plans to get “other countries” to vote for a proposal which has already led to the alienation of Central and Eastern Europe, Brexit and an openly populist government in Italy.”

We did not have to wait long for confirmation, because just two days later, Europe’s two self-proclaimed leaders were facing an unexpected backlash from most other European governments against the German and French plans for a common eurozone budget, dealing a blow to the two countries’ ambitions for a big overhaul of the single currency area.

As the FT reports, the rest of Europe’s “core”, including the Netherlands, Austria and Finland are among 12 governments questioning the need for any joint eurozone “fiscal capacity”, challenging a central tenet of French President Emmanuel Macron’s vision for the eurozone that he has successfully pressed Berlin to endorse.

As we reported on Wednesday, increasingly unpopular French president Macron and the politically embattled Merkel tried to restart their close collaboration this week ahead of a wider summit of EU leaders. They agreed that a new common pot of eurozone money could be funded by a mixture of national contributions and new EU levies, such as a financial transactions tax.

Ironically, while their agreement supposedly forms part of a broader deal between Paris and Berlin on how to strengthen the currency bloc, the rest of Europe generally disagreed, which incidentally is also the reason why any attempt at “Federalizing” Europe is doomed to failure: Europeans tend to frown upon self-declared “master states” who tends to decide for everyone else, even if these states end up paying for much of the outlays (largely thanks to the presence of the EUR and the absence of the DEM).

As a result, EU diplomats said Merkel’s concession to Macron – as a reminder, having found herself isolated at home, Merkel has been forced to see support abroad – had emboldened other countries to resist the blueprint, out of concern that it would leave their taxpayers too exposed to problems in crisis-hit member states.  And, as the FT writes, the splits were observable at a meeting of EU finance ministers in Luxembourg on Thursday, with increasing signs that governments have formed competing camps with distinct visions on the direction of further integration.

According to a letter seen by the Financial Times, Dutch finance minister Wopke Hoekstra has written to Mário Centeno, the president of the eurogroup, to underline that there is “wide divergence” on the need for any budget, with a number of countries concerned about “moral hazard risks” and questions of “fiscal neutrality” posed by the plan.

The letter insisted that the lack of the agreement on the budget be clearly communicated to leaders at next week’s summit.

“There was clearly no consensus on starting to explore options” at Thursday’s meeting of finance ministers, the Dutch finance minister said in the letter, adding there was also no agreement to start exploring the use of a financial transactions tax to finance it.

And the punchline: the letter was written by the Dutch finance minister on behalf of Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Ireland and Malta.

The simple math: 2 vs 12, and it is safe to say that the rest of the eurozone is not aligned with France and Germany either.

It gets better: according to the FT, the 12 countries expands a coalition called the “Hanseatic League” (a reference to the commercial and defensive confederation of merchant guilds and market towns in Northwestern and Central Europe, which in the late 1100s, grew from a few North German towns to dominate Baltic maritime trade for three centuries along the coast of Northern Europe), an initial group of eight smaller fiscally conservative countries, which have insisted on more national responsibility to solve economic problems in the eurozone.

Meeting with vocal resistance, Berlin and Paris have insisted that the Franco-German deal on reforming the monetary union is not a fait accompli for the rest of the eurozone; it is however mandatory that at some point Europe will have to be reformed, and Germany and France will have to likely lead that effort (assuming of course that Merkel is still around). And judging by the Thursday backlash, Europe’s core has just carried out a coup.

Trying to soften the harsh reception, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said that “it is not a take it or leave it road map. It is open for discussion for negotiations among members of the eurozone.”

And judging by the reaction, Europe is done “negotiating” when the outcome is the one pre-decided by just two nations.

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But wait, it gets worse, because while Merkel and Macron may have been hoping to lay the groundwork for what Europe will look like in several years, Merkel may not make it if she is unable to find a common ground in the coming “migration” summit, and fails to provide a satisfactory answer to the CSU’s 2 week ultimatum.

As Reuters reports, Merkel played down expectations of any major breakthrough at hastily-arranged talks among EU leaders on Sunday on the migration dispute dividing Europe. Plans for the emergency meeting, before a full EU summit at the end of next week, were thrown into chaos on Thursday when Italy’s new prime minister said a draft accord on migration had been withdrawn because of a clash with Merkel.

RenewAmerica Newsletter for June 22, 2018

June 22, 2018
WES VERNON — As acknowledged by most of the non-communist world, Ronald Reagan did civilization a monumental favor by “bringing down the Soviet Union without firing a shot.” The fact that destroying the “evil empire” did not “end communism,” which still spreads its influence largely unabated, or that the Soviet Union (Russia) may not have been crushed as thoroughly as it might have been, is, for the time being, a matter for another day. The truth is that in the post-Soviet world, today’s Russia is no longer a “super power” and is relatively weak, which for the time being bodes well (or so we hope)…. (more)

June 21, 2018
CLIFF KINCAID — In regard to the illegal invasion by criminal traffickers and child abusers from the narco-state of Mexico, Senator Tom Cotton noted on Tuesday that the liberals were promoting a “solution” to “family separation” that should be called the Child Trafficking Encouragement Act. He said the liberals want criminals to know that if they show up at the border with a minor and claim to be its parent, they get released into the U.S. He added, “The children will be abducted & sold to drug cartels & slave-traders as a free ticket into U.S.”… (more)


June 21, 2018
Fifty-six percent of independents join 82 percent of Republicans in that view
WASHINGTON TIMES — A majority of voters blame the parents of the separated children at the southwestern border for the current immigration crisis, not the federal government, according to a new poll. “When families are arrested and separated after attempting to enter the United States illegally, 54 percent of likely U.S. voters say the parents are more to blame for breaking the law,” says a Rasmussen Reports survey released Thursday…. (more)

June 21, 2018
CAL THOMAS — Need proof that the current controversy over children of undocumented immigrants is more political than humanitarian? Hillary Clinton said she was “adamantly against illegal immigrants” and supported a border wall until she ran for president in 2016…. (more)


June 21, 2018
THE GUARDIAN — Donald Trump has always proudly paraded his Time Magazine covers but the latest may not make it on to the walls at the golf club. The powerful image on this week’s cover depicts the US president looking down at a sobbing two-year-old girl next to the caption “Welcome to America”…though this girl’s father, Denis Valera, told Reuters she was kept with her mother, Sandra Sanchez, during their detention in the Texas border town of McAllen…. (more)


June 21, 2018
‘There simply is no excuse for this sort of mistake’
WASHINGTON FREE BEACON — ABC News issued an apology Wednesday after a banner during a live report claimed that former Donald Trump aide Paul Manafort had admitted to killing five people. The network covered President Donald Trump’s afternoon meeting live in anticipation of his announcement that he was issuing a directive to end the practice of separating parents and children caught crossing the border illegally…. (more)


June 21, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — One of the shouting socialists who chased Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen out of a D.C. Mexican restaurant Tuesday night is a Justice Department worker. Democratic Socialists of America member Allison Hrabar reveled in her actions Wednesday to the Washington Examiner, saying it “feels really good to confront people who are actually responsible” for arresting any illegal immigrants. One of the chants on the video says Immigrations and Customer Enforcement should be abolished…. (more)

June 21, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — Senators voted Wednesday to block President Trump’s $15.4 billion spending cuts package, with lawmakers saying it trimmed the budget too much. Brushing aside administration promises that the cuts were chiefly to money that was never going to be spent, the Senate voted 50-48 to keep the bill bottled up. Two Republicans – – Susan Collins of Maine and Richard Burr of North Carolina – – joined Democrats to defeat the package…. (more)

June 21, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — Three of the five FBI employees dinged for anti-Trump bias in the inspector general’s report ended up on the special counsel’s investigation into Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, raising still more questions about the team Robert Mueller assembled. Two of those – – FBI lawyer Lisa Page and her paramour, agent Peter Strzok – – became known when their vehemently anti-Trump text messages came to light. But the inspector general’s report identifies a third person, labeled “FBI Attorney 2,” who also fired off messages denigrating Mr. Trump and saying, “Viva le resistance.”… (more)

June 21, 2018
Applies quick fix while awaiting legislative action
ART MOORE — Amid a national outcry over the temporary separation of children from parents prosecuted for entering the country illegally, President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to keep the families together…. (more)


June 20, 2018
DAILY CALLER — The media and political class become more and more outraged over the Trump administration’s decision to detain and prosecute immigrants illegally crossing the border. Lost in the debate is any acknowledgment that President Obama’s administration also used detention facilities. Current U.S. immigration laws, when enforced, have the consequence of temporarily separating adults who arrive with children into separate detention facilities in order to prosecute the adults…. (more)


June 20, 2018
DAILY WIRE — On Tuesday, CNN reported that FBI agent Peter Strzok, who helped head up both the Hillary Clinton email investigation and the Russian collusion investigation, was escorted from the FBI building last Friday…. (more)

June 20, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — Much-investigated Carter Page is volunteering to help the FBI conduct its planned nation-wide anti-political bias training, saying he is an expert on the bureau’s “reign of terror” against him. Perhaps no other Trump campaign associate has been more investigated by the FBI than Mr. Page, a New York energy investor who lived in Moscow and had many Russian business contacts…. (more)

June 20, 2018
THE HILL — The Trump administration on Monday pushed back against criticism from former first lady Laura Bush of its “zero tolerance” policy that has led to the separation of migrant families…. (more)


June 20, 2018
VICTOR DAVIS HANSON — Much has been written – – some of it either inaccurate or designed to obfuscate the issue ahead of the midterms for political purposes – – about the border fiasco and the unfortunate separation of children from parents. Rich Lowry’s brief analysis is the most insightful…. (more)

June 20, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — The national media have focused intense pressure on President Trump and the administration’s “zero tolerance” border enforcement policy by weaponizing pictures and audio of distraught families in illegal immigrant detention centers…. (more)

June 20, 2018
DAVID FRENCH — I once had a pastor who never, ever delivered the Good News of the Gospel without first sharing the bad news. In fact, as he argued, the bad news is what helps us understand the enormous worth of the Good News. And what is that bad news?… (more)

June 20, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — The Trump administration finalized plans Tuesday to let small companies and the self-employed band together and buy health insurance outside of Obamacare’s strict rules, moving to offer coverage to people priced out of the market by the 2010 health care law…. (more)

June 20, 2018
YAHOO — Just 13.9 percent of the US population smokes cigarettes, according to a US government report Tuesday which said the American smoking rate has reached “the lowest level ever recorded.”… (more)

June 19, 2018
Why SCOTUS has no jurisdiction to rule on ‘establishment’ cases
ALAN KEYES — A senator and a representative solemnly read a new pledge of allegiance today in a dramatic Flag Day ceremony on the Capitol steps. As a new flag donated by the American Legion was raised high over the Capitol dome, Sen. Homer Ferguson, R-Mich., and Rep. Louis C. Rabaut, D-Mich., intoned the words of the allegiance approved by Congress last week…. (more)


June 19, 2018
JOAN SWIRSKY — I remember as a young teenager going by myself to see “On the Waterfront” at the Whalley Theater in New Haven. I was so mesmerized by the performance of Marlon Brando (30 years old at the time) that it took a dozen more viewings – really, that’s how many times I saw the film, maybe more – before I realized that the greatest actors of the day – Eva Marie Saint, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger – were also featured in the movie…. (more)

June 18, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said it was “obnoxious to our Constitution” to put former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort behind bars prior to a trial…. (more)


June 18, 2018
[Language alert]
BYRON YORK — It didn’t take long for defenders of the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation to claim that the Justice Department inspector general’s report found no bias in the bureau’s conduct of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, nor in the early days of the Trump-Russia probe…. (more)


June 18, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — In the run-up to Saturday’s heavyweight matchup, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, took a quick break from trash talking late night host Jimmy Kimmel to play the expectations game. “It may be the biggest crowd assembled to watch the least talent in the history of basketball,” Cruz joked to the Washington Examiner Friday night…. (more)


June 15, 2018
NATIONAL REVIEW — On Thursday, the Justice Department inspector general released a sprawling 568-page report on the handling of the Hillary Clinton emails investigation in 2015-16 by the FBI and DOJ. There’s far too much in the report to detail here in one bite, as it covered (among other things):… (more)

 

RenewAmerica Newsletter for June 19, 2018

June 19, 2018
Why SCOTUS has no jurisdiction to rule on ‘establishment’ cases
ALAN KEYES — A senator and a representative solemnly read a new pledge of allegiance today in a dramatic Flag Day ceremony on the Capitol steps. As a new flag donated by the American Legion was raised high over the Capitol dome, Sen. Homer Ferguson, R-Mich., and Rep. Louis C. Rabaut, D-Mich., intoned the words of the allegiance approved by Congress last week…. (more)


June 19, 2018
JOAN SWIRSKY — I remember as a young teenager going by myself to see “On the Waterfront” at the Whalley Theater in New Haven. I was so mesmerized by the performance of Marlon Brando (30 years old at the time) that it took a dozen more viewings – – really, that’s how many times I saw the film, maybe more – – before I realized that the greatest actors of the day – – Eva Marie Saint, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger – – were also featured in the movie…. (more)

June 18, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said it was “obnoxious to our Constitution” to put former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort behind bars prior to a trial…. (more)


June 18, 2018
[Language alert]
BYRON YORK — It didn’t take long for defenders of the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation to claim that the Justice Department inspector general’s report found no bias in the bureau’s conduct of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, nor in the early days of the Trump-Russia probe…. (more)


June 18, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — In the run-up to Saturday’s heavyweight matchup, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, took a quick break from trash talking late night host Jimmy Kimmel to play the expectations game. “It may be the biggest crowd assembled to watch the least talent in the history of basketball,” Cruz joked to the Washington Examiner Friday night…. (more)


June 15, 2018
NATIONAL REVIEW — On Thursday, the Justice Department inspector general released a sprawling 568-page report on the handling of the Hillary Clinton emails investigation in 2015-16 by the FBI and DOJ. There’s far too much in the report to detail here in one bite, as it covered (among other things):… (more)

June 15, 2018
REAL CLEAR POLITICS — Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton joins Tucker Carlson to talk about the Justice Department inspector general’s report’s findings in the handling of the Hillary Clinton investigation. Fitton said the 500-page I.G. report is “the beginning of the story” and “the connection between Peter Strzok, the Clinton emails, and the Russia investigation has yet to be investigated by the I.G.”… (more)


June 15, 2018
FOX NEWS — President Trump broke his silence on the scathing inspector general’s report with a vengeance Friday, first tweeting that the FBI boss he fired was the “worst” in the bureau’s history, then crashing “Fox & Friends” for an impromptu interview where he ripped the “scum on top” of the Obama-era bureau and said the IG “blew it.”… (more)


June 15, 2018
THE HILL — James Comey once described his position in the Clinton investigation as being the victim of a “500-year flood.” The point of the analogy was that he was unwittingly carried away by events rather than directly causing much of the damage to the FBI. His “500-year flood” just collided with the 500-page report of the Justice Department inspector general (IG) Michael Horowitz. The IG sinks Comey’s narrative with a finding that he “deviated” from Justice Department rules and acted in open insubordination…. (more)


June 15, 2018
FOX NEWS — The country is still digesting Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s scathing report on the FBI and the DOJ’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, but more bombshells could be looming from the same team of investigators…. (more)

June 15, 2018
FOX NEWS — Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, in a comprehensive and at-times scathing report on the handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, exposed extraordinary text messages by a top FBI official vowing to “stop” Donald Trump – – while calling then-director James Comey’s actions in the case “insubordinate.”… (more)


June 15, 2018
WORLDNETDAILY — His administration has argued against providing abortions to illegal aliens who demand them and against taxpayer funding of abortion-business giants. He’s worked to protect doctors who won’t perform the procedure. And now the White House has moved a step further, reversing a trend at the Organization of American States to liberalize abortion laws…. (more)

June 14, 2018
He has secured Kim Jong-un’s acquiescence to the agreed objective
CONRAD BLACK — The president’s idiosyncratic methods conceal the strength of his effort to reverse the disintegration of America as a Great Power and a just force in the world. Beneath or with his almost avuncular comments on Kim Jong-un being “a nice guy,” Trump has gained Kim’s formal acquiescence to his definition of denuclearization in exchange for contemporaneous wind-down of sanctions and of the close presence of overwhelming military force…. (more)


June 14, 2018
NEWSMAX — The United States is committed to the complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday, after briefing his South Korean and Japanese counterparts on President Donald Trump’s summit with Kim Jong Un…. (more)

June 14, 2018
MICHAEL BARONE — It has been a week full of wins for Donald Trump – – at least from the perspective of those who share Trump’s view of the way the world works, and perhaps even for some who don’t…. (more)


June 14, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — It is known in the industry as a good get. Andrew C. McCarthy has joined Fox News Channel as a contributor. A network spokesperson confirmed to the Washington Times that Mr. McCarthy will provide legal analysis during daytime and prime-time programming on Fox News as well as Fox Business Network…. (more)


June 14, 2018
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — The House Intelligence Committee is investigating whether the government has used the Justice Department’s awesome investigative authorities as a weapon against political adversaries. We learned yesterday that, in response to this very investigation, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . . . threatened to use the Justice Department’s awesome investigative authorities as a weapon against political adversaries…. (more)


June 14, 2018
NEWSMAX — Federal policy shifts that put a crimp in the Obamacare market are likely to drive up premiums for remaining policyholders next year – – especially those who are older and in poorer health, a report released Wednesday said…. (more)

June 14, 2018
THE NEW AMERICAN — Vermont will require all residents to have health insurance by 2020, despite the national backlash against ObamaCare’s individual mandate that demanded the same requirement of all Americans. Just days after Vermont signed its individual mandate into law, New Jersey followed suit. The two states now join Massachusetts, which has had a similar mandate in place for years. The laws prove that the federal government is not the only government capable of overreach… (more)


June 13, 2018
THE NEW AMERICAN — When Abby Johnson quit her job as director of a Texas Planned Parenthood clinic in 2009, she had no intention of becoming a pro-life activist. Then Planned Parenthood tried to get a judge to slap a permanent gag order on her. The attempted silencing of Johnson not only failed in court but also spurred her to speak out…. (more)

June 13, 2018
NATIONAL REVIEW — Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar made clear this week that Catholic hospitals will be required to perform abortions if they wish to keep their government funding. Varadkar said that hospitals that follow Catholic medical ethics will have to find someone willing to perform the procedure…. (more)


June 13, 2018
NEW YORK POST — Where President Obama flew, so flew his trusty stenographer – – and now she’s written a memoir that offers a fair share of drugs and sex, but is frustratingly short on naming names. Beck Dorey-Stein traveled for five years alongside the White House press corps, describing the experience as “summer camp on steroids” in her new book, “From the Corner of the Oval.”… (more)

June 13, 2018
BYRON YORK — Reaction to President Trump’s summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has broken down along the usual Trump-anti-Trump divisions. The truth is, it will take a while before it’s clear whether the summit achieved anything or not…. (more)

June 13, 2018
North Korean dictator in ‘science fiction fantasy’ with U.S. president
ART MOORE — Culminating a historic summit described by Kim Jong Un as something out of a “science fiction movie,” the North Korean dictator sat down at a ceremonial table in Singapore Tuesday and signed a document along with President Trump stating the rogue communist state would work toward “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”… (more)


June 13, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — The way Mike Kennedy sees it, he’s “just a plain old guy.” He’s no Mitt Romney, the millionaire Republican elder statesman and Kennedy’s opponent for the party’s nomination for Utah’s soon-to-be-open Senate seat. And he’s certainly no Ted Kennedy, the late liberal senator with whom he shares a surname but not a bloodline. Nope. Mike Kennedy’s “just a plain old guy” who “comes from dirt.”… (more)

 

Top Weekly Stories from ChristianNews.net for 06/16/2018

Controversial Video Features TV Host Talking to Children About ‘Gay Pride’: ‘It’s the Celebration of Sexual Diversity’   Jun 13, 2018 12:17 am

Screenshot A video recorded for “Pride Month” is raising concern as it features a Canadian television host talking to young children about “gay pride” and explaining to the boys and girls that she herself questioned her sexuality as a child in liking a female actress, who she watched nude in a film “several times.” The video, which has been viewed over two…

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California’s Deadly STD Epidemic Sets Record   Jun 12, 2018 02:16 pm

Photo Credit: George Hodan/Public Domain Pictures (Washington Post) — Diagnoses of sexually transmitted diseases hit a record high in California last year—with sometimes deadly consequences, according to preliminary state data. More than 300,000 cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis—the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infections—were…

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Netflix Announces Animated ‘Drag Queen’ Series: ‘They’re Queer, and They’re Going to Save the World’   Jun 13, 2018 12:28 pm

“Netflix has sunk to a new low.” That’s one of a number of comments of concern following the popular movie outlet’s presentation of a teaser for a new cartoon series called “Super Drags,” which centers on the fictional tales of drag queen superheroes. “They’re here, they’re queer, and they’re going to save the world. Super Drags, a new animated series coming…

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Spain Fines Christian Television Station 6,000 Euro for ‘Homophobic Content’   Jun 15, 2018 06:58 am

(Evangelical Focus) — The National Commission of Markets and Competition (CNMC, in Spanish) has fined Revelation TV 6,000 Euro. The media group has its headquarters in the UK, defines itself as a Christian ministry, and broadcasts in Spain through satellite since 2012. According to the CNMC, the fine comes after an individual complained to the state agency about…

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Children’s Cartoon ‘Drag Tots’ to Feature ‘Baby Drag Queens’ Voiced by Cast of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’   Jun 14, 2018 12:23 pm

YouTube Screenshot A new animated series akin to “The Powerpuff Girls,” but featuring cartoon “baby drag queens” voiced by cast members of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” is set to appear on the World of Wonder’s WOW Presents Plus this month, being at least the second release in 2018 featuring animated cross-dressing men. “Drag Tots” tells the story of four pint-sized…

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Library System Hosting ‘Over-the-Top’ Story Hour With Men, Women ‘Strutting Their Stuff’ in Drag   Jun 11, 2018 09:01 pm

SAINT PAUL, Minn. — A library system in Minnesota is raising concern as it recently announced that it will be hosting three “over-the-top” drag story hours in June and July, billing the event as being geared toward families and suitable for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and teens. “Come meet some fabulous drag queens and kings at the library! They will read…

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CrossFit Researcher Fired for Tweeting ‘Celebrating Pride Is a Sin’   Jun 11, 2018 01:07 pm

YouTube Screenshot HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — A CrossFit legal researcher who supported an Indianapolis CrossFit owner’s decision to cancel a homosexual pride workout has been fired for expressing on his personal Twitter page that celebrating pride is a sin against God. According to reports, trainers for CrossFit Infiltrate had planned a workout to coincide with…

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North Korean Ex-Detainee Was Told His ‘Hostile Act Against Regime’ Was Prayer   Jun 11, 2018 10:35 am

(World Watch Monitor) — One of the American citizens who was released by North Korea and returned to the United States last month was told by his captors he was detained because of the “hostile act” of prayer. Kim Hak Song was arrested on a train from North Korea’s capital Pyongyang to China in May last year for allegedly having committed hostile acts…

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases Remain on the Rise in Washington State   Jun 12, 2018 08:27 am

(The Daily Chronicle) — The Washington State Department of Health recently released their statewide report on sexually transmitted diseases for 2017 and the results are not pretty. Chlamydia was the most commonly reported STD, with rates highest in women 20-24 years old. However, statistics indicate that overall STD rates are highest among gay, bisexual, and…

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Judge Rules Iowa Cannot Deny Medicaid Coverage for Gender Dysphoria-Related Surgeries   Jun 12, 2018 05:00 pm

DES MOINES, Iowa — A state judge has ruled that the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) cannot exclude gender dysphoria-related operations from Medicaid coverage, asserting that “medical thinking and Iowa law have changed,” and that the state regulation that prohibited coverage for such operations “has not kept pace with law and medicine.” “The outdated…

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Weekend Snapshot — Top Stories This Week for June 6, 2018

The DoJ IG Report: Comey and His Corrupt Clinton Cronies

Washington Post: “The report is a blistering rebuke of Comey.”

Geopolitics: Trump Plays Chess, MSM Plays Checkers

Trump is closer to disarming the NoKo regional and global threat than any president in 60 years.

What Did Trump Say? What Did He Mean?

He’s surely guilty of hyperbolic bluster, but what he’s doing is far more important than how he says it.

Why Canada and Germany Deserved a G7 Smackdown

Both nations are failing miserably to uphold their NATO commitments.

The Importance of Free Trade

Trump’s America-first agenda is welcome, but he must take care to ensure beneficial negotiations.

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Consumer Confidence Soars

Economists adjust their expectations higher as retail sales numbers come in strong.

Small Business Optimism Through the Roof

Business optimism soars to 1980s levels. Good news for America. Good news for Trump.

Bill Maher Hopes for a Recession

He believes that democracy is dying under Trump. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Amnesty vs. America First

Congressional Republicans face a stark choice with upcoming immigration legislation.

Trump Crackdown on Illegals May Force Dems’ Hand

AG Sessions is leading a new charge of border enforcement and tackling visa overstays.

Philosophical Trends in Our Suicidal Culture

The suicide rate is up and life expectancy is down. What are the broader causes?

Rainbow Mafia to Christians: ‘Shut Up’

Two episodes of gross intolerance illustrate the real agenda of “Pride Month.”

Snopes Deceives Again With CA Water Rationing ‘Fact-Check’

“The laws do not render it illegal for Californians to do laundry and take showers on the same day.”

Dads Attempt to Stay Relevant

In the modern feminist portrayal, a father is almost as useful as one’s appendix.

Quote Of The Week

“I have decided some changes need to be made to our Constitution. Like dusting it off and putting it back to use like it was intended.” —Ryan Fournier

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RenewAmerica Newsletter for June 15, 2018

June 14, 2018
He has secured Kim Jong-un’s acquiescence to the agreed objective
CONRAD BLACK — The president’s idiosyncratic methods conceal the strength of his effort to reverse the disintegration of America as a Great Power and a just force in the world. Beneath or with his almost avuncular comments on Kim Jong-un being “a nice guy,” Trump has gained Kim’s formal acquiescence to his definition of denuclearization in exchange for contemporaneous wind-down of sanctions and of the close presence of overwhelming military force…. (more)


June 14, 2018
NEWSMAX — The United States is committed to the complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday, after briefing his South Korean and Japanese counterparts on President Donald Trump’s summit with Kim Jong Un…. (more)

June 14, 2018
MICHAEL BARONE — It has been a week full of wins for Donald Trump – – at least from the perspective of those who share Trump’s view of the way the world works, and perhaps even for some who don’t…. (more)


June 14, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — It is known in the industry as a good get. Andrew C. McCarthy has joined Fox News Channel as a contributor. A network spokesperson confirmed to the Washington Times that Mr. McCarthy will provide legal analysis during daytime and prime-time programming on Fox News as well as Fox Business Network…. (more)

June 14, 2018
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — The House Intelligence Committee is investigating whether the government has used the Justice Department’s awesome investigative authorities as a weapon against political adversaries. We learned yesterday that, in response to this very investigation, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . . . threatened to use the Justice Department’s awesome investigative authorities as a weapon against political adversaries…. (more)


June 14, 2018
NEWSMAX — Federal policy shifts that put a crimp in the Obamacare market are likely to drive up premiums for remaining policyholders next year – – especially those who are older and in poorer health, a report released Wednesday said…. (more)

June 14, 2018
THE NEW AMERICAN — Vermont will require all residents to have health insurance by 2020, despite the national backlash against ObamaCare’s individual mandate that demanded the same requirement of all Americans. Just days after Vermont signed its individual mandate into law, New Jersey followed suit. The two states now join Massachusetts, which has had a similar mandate in place for years. The laws prove that the federal government is not the only government capable of overreach… (more)


June 13, 2018
THE NEW AMERICAN — When Abby Johnson quit her job as director of a Texas Planned Parenthood clinic in 2009, she had no intention of becoming a pro-life activist. Then Planned Parenthood tried to get a judge to slap a permanent gag order on her. The attempted silencing of Johnson not only failed in court but also spurred her to speak out…. (more)

June 13, 2018
NATIONAL REVIEW — Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar made clear this week that Catholic hospitals will be required to perform abortions if they wish to keep their government funding. Varadkar said that hospitals that follow Catholic medical ethics will have to find someone willing to perform the procedure…. (more)


June 13, 2018
NEW YORK POST — Where President Obama flew, so flew his trusty stenographer – – and now she’s written a memoir that offers a fair share of drugs and sex, but is frustratingly short on naming names. Beck Dorey-Stein traveled for five years alongside the White House press corps, describing the experience as “summer camp on steroids” in her new book, “From the Corner of the Oval.”… (more)

June 13, 2018
BYRON YORK — Reaction to President Trump’s summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has broken down along the usual Trump-anti-Trump divisions. The truth is, it will take a while before it’s clear whether the summit achieved anything or not…. (more)

June 13, 2018
North Korean dictator in ‘science fiction fantasy’ with U.S. president
ART MOORE — Culminating a historic summit described by Kim Jong Un as something out of a “science fiction movie,” the North Korean dictator sat down at a ceremonial table in Singapore Tuesday and signed a document along with President Trump stating the rogue communist state would work toward “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”… (more)


June 13, 2018
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — The way Mike Kennedy sees it, he’s “just a plain old guy.” He’s no Mitt Romney, the millionaire Republican elder statesman and Kennedy’s opponent for the party’s nomination for Utah’s soon-to-be-open Senate seat. And he’s certainly no Ted Kennedy, the late liberal senator with whom he shares a surname but not a bloodline. Nope. Mike Kennedy’s “just a plain old guy” who “comes from dirt.”… (more)

June 13, 2018
NEWSMAX — Corey Stewart has won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Virginia and will face incumbent Tim Kaine in the November general election. Stewart beat state lawmaker Nick Freitas and Chesapeake minister E.W. Jackson in Tuesday’s race…. (more)

June 13, 2018
NATIONAL REVIEW — President Trump’s top trade adviser, Peter Navarro, expressed regret on Tuesday for saying this past weekend that “there’s a special place in hell” for Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. “Let me correct a mistake I made,” Navarro said at the Wall Street Journal’s yearly CFO Network conference. “In conveying that message, I used language that was inappropriate and basically lost the power of that message. I own that. That was my mistake. Those were my words.”… (more)

June 12, 2018
WES VERNON — Victoria Toensing, one of the insightful attorneys on Fox News, cut to the quick the other night when she spoke with her fellow panelists of the odd statement by House Speaker Paul Ryan that there was “no evidence” that then President Obama ordered the FBI to “spy” on the Trump campaign…. (more)

June 12, 2018
ALAN KEYES — “A true democrat, lowercase ‘d,’ thinks they’re no better than anybody else. That’s what a Democrat is. And the party regains that when white, black, Hispanic people, everybody, starts to think of themselves as one of them instead of being better than them.”… (more)

June 11, 2018
CNN — Nearly five hours of unprecedented and surreal talks between US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un culminated on Tuesday with fulsome declarations of a new friendship but just vague pledges of nuclear disarmament. For Trump, that amounted to a triumphant outcome in his extraordinary gamble with the rogue kingdom’s despotic leader. But there were scant details on what new commitments had been secured from Kim, even as Trump announced he would end the regular military exercises the US conducts with South Korea…. (more)


June 11, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — First lady Melania Trump is thoughtful, classy, intelligent and kind. And it drives the media nuts. There’s nothing – – not one thing – – to legitimately criticize Mrs. Trump about. So they create fake news (aka: lies) in a vain attempt to vilify, discredit or embarrass her…. (more)

June 11, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will begin their historic summit with a one-on-one meeting, focusing on their personal rapport as they seek a deal for Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons, an administration official said Monday…. (more)


June 11, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — White House Trade Adviser Peter Navarro used unusually harsh language Sunday in blasting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for holding a “stunt” press conference to say his nation will not be pushed around by tariffs imposed by President Trump…. (more)


June 11, 2018
POLITICO — Mitt Romney is mapping out plans to become a major player in the Senate – – positioning himself to be the spokesman of a listless Republican Party establishment that’s been steamrolled by President Donald Trump…. (more)

June 11, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — Those blaming the deadly Parkland shooting on the National Rifle Association need to take a harder look at the Broward County school superintendent and sheriff, according to NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch. She told the Western Conservative Summit that school authorities “protected” the confessed mass shooter by failing to get tough on him in the name of reducing student arrests prior to the Feb. 14 shooting…. (more)

June 11, 2018
ROBERT KNIGHT — Since November 2016, the deep state and its media allies have spent considerable time and money cultivating animus toward President Trump and the Republican-led Congress among younger voters. Many millennials came unglued in the wake of the election and still are. The left is counting on their turning out to elect progressives in November. Social media bristle with anti-Trump and anti-conservative invectives, and some of it spills over into anti-American rants…. (more)

June 10, 2018
Report offers proposals in 10 policy areas to make communities thrive again
GREG COROMBOS — Black Americans can escape the cycle of failed schools, rampant poverty and government dependence if America as a whole embraces the proven values that made it the envy of the world, according to a new report from the conservative Project 21 Black Leadership Network…. (more)

 

RenewAmerica Newsletter for June 12, 2018

June 12, 2018
WES VERNON — Victoria Toensing, one of the insightful attorneys on Fox News, cut to the quick the other night when she spoke with her fellow panelists of the odd statement by House Speaker Paul Ryan that there was “no evidence” that then President Obama ordered the FBI to “spy” on the Trump campaign…. (more)

June 12, 2018
ALAN KEYES — “A true democrat, lowercase ‘d,’ thinks they’re no better than anybody else. That’s what a Democrat is. And the party regains that when white, black, Hispanic people, everybody, starts to think of themselves as one of them instead of being better than them.”… (more)

June 11, 2018
CNN — President Donald Trump put his extraordinary gamble with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to the test on Tuesday, sitting for unprecedented and surreal talks with the rogue kingdom’s despotic leader in what he hopes will amount to a historic breakthrough…. (more)

June 11, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — First lady Melania Trump is thoughtful, classy, intelligent and kind. And it drives the media nuts. There’s nothing – – not one thing – – to legitimately criticize Mrs. Trump about. So they create fake news (aka: lies) in a vain attempt to vilify, discredit or embarrass her…. (more)

June 11, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will begin their historic summit with a one-on-one meeting, focusing on their personal rapport as they seek a deal for Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons, an administration official said Monday…. (more)

June 11, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — White House Trade Adviser Peter Navarro used unusually harsh language Sunday in blasting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for holding a “stunt” press conference to say his nation will not be pushed around by tariffs imposed by President Trump…. (more)

June 11, 2018
POLITICO — Mitt Romney is mapping out plans to become a major player in the Senate – – positioning himself to be the spokesman of a listless Republican Party establishment that’s been steamrolled by President Donald Trump…. (more)

June 11, 2018
WASHINGTON TIMES — Those blaming the deadly Parkland shooting on the National Rifle Association need to take a harder look at the Broward County school superintendent and sheriff, according to NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch. She told the Western Conservative Summit that school authorities “protected” the confessed mass shooter by failing to get tough on him in the name of reducing student arrests prior to the Feb. 14 shooting…. (more)

June 11, 2018
ROBERT KNIGHT — Since November 2016, the deep state and its media allies have spent considerable time and money cultivating animus toward President Trump and the Republican-led Congress among younger voters. Many millennials came unglued in the wake of the election and still are. The left is counting on their turning out to elect progressives in November. Social media bristle with anti-Trump and anti-conservative invectives, and some of it spills over into anti-American rants…. (more)

June 10, 2018
Report offers proposals in 10 policy areas to make communities thrive again
GREG COROMBOS — Black Americans can escape the cycle of failed schools, rampant poverty and government dependence if America as a whole embraces the proven values that made it the envy of the world, according to a new report from the conservative Project 21 Black Leadership Network…. (more)

June 10, 2018
NEWSMAX — President Donald Trump said Saturday he has “a clear objective” for his upcoming nuclear summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, though he acknowledged that potential progress “will always be spur of the moment.” He described the meeting scheduled for Tuesday in Singapore as a “one-time shot” for Kim, and Trump said he was about to undertake a “mission of peace” as he left the Group of Seven meeting with world leaders in Canada…. (more)

June 9, 2018
NEWSMAX — A Kim Jong Un lookalike was detained and questioned upon his arrival in Singapore on Friday, days before a summit between the North Korean leader and President Donald Trump…. (more)

June 9, 2018
NEWSMAX — President Donald Trump has forced the nation’s top trading partners to realize that “the era of American complacency in the international marketplace is over,” White House Trade Council Director Peter Navarro said Saturday…. (more)

June 9, 2018
THE HILL — President Trump reportedly asked world leaders at the Group of Seven Summit on Friday to consider “no tariffs” at all amid growing tensions over the administration’s trade moves…. (more)

June 9, 2018
Cites Hillary loss, Trump win, Brexit, new anti-internationalist fervor
WORLDNETDAILY — For George Soros, things started going bad Nov. 8, 2016, and they’ve continued to deteriorate. It started with Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton and has gone downhill since then, he candidly told the Washington Post from his plush hotel suite by Lake Zurich. “Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong,” he said. But, at 87, the hedge-funds multi-billionaire is not giving up on funding his left-wing agenda. “The bigger the danger, the bigger the threat, the more I feel engaged to confront it,” Soros said…. (more)

June 9, 2018
NEWSMAX — Talk show host and comedian Bill Maher said he’s “hoping” for the U.S. economy to crash if that’s what it takes to “get rid” of President Donald Trump, Mediaite reported. “I feel like the bottom has to fall out at some point. And by the way, I’m hoping for it. Because I think one way you get rid of Trump is a crashing economy. So please, bring on the recession,” Maher said Friday during a panel discussion about the economy on his HBO show “Real Time With Bill Maher.”… (more)

June 9, 2018
FOX NEWS — Charles Krauthammer, the beloved and brilliant Fox News Channel personality who gave up a pioneering career in psychiatry to become a Pulitzer Prize-winning political analyst, on Friday revealed the heartbreaking news that he is in the final stages of a losing battle with cancer…. (more)

June 9, 2018
NEWSMAX — Gena Turgel, a Holocaust survivor who comforted diarist Anne Frank at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp months before its liberation, has died. She was 95…. (more)

June 9, 2018
County commissioner turns down Bible, Constitution
WORLDNETDAILY — Before being sworn into officer as a Georgia county commissioner, 26-year-old Mariah Parker was asked if she would like a Bible on which to place her right hand.”… (more)

June 7, 2018
WES VERNON — In this century, as our nation appears on the verge of a (mostly so far) non-shooting civil war brought about by cultural battles and an attempt to overthrow a sitting president, Americans wonder: How did we get into this mess? It’s axiomatic that one of the best ways to find one’s way out of a bad predicament is to understand how we got there in the first place. Herewith comes an information-loaded analysis titled Betrayal At Bethesda…. (more)

June 6, 2018
SIENA HOEFLING — It was a decision that tossed a crumb to religious liberty with one hand, while it took the whole cake away with the other. The “cake-baker case,” properly called Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, convinced conservatives they had won a battle in the culture war…. (more)

June 6, 2018
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — I must respectfully disagree with the editors regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop. Professor Steve Vladek is right: The decision is “remarkably narrow.” One cannot help but be struck by the majority’s reticence from the outset: “Whatever the outcome of some future controversy involving facts similar to these, the Commission’s actions here violated the Free Exercise Clause.” Mind you, this is from the pen of Anthony Kennedy, a judicial supremacist who ordinarily interrupts his liberty bender only to scold the People – – formerly known as the sovereign – – to pipe down and quit grousing once the Robed Nine have spoken…. (more)

June 6, 2018
NEWSMAX — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators are reportedly asking witnesses to turn over their personal phones so agents can examine private conversations on messaging programs like WhatsApp, Confide, Signal, and Dust. Fearing a subpoena, the witnesses have complied with the request, CNBC reported, citing unnamed sources…. (more)

June 6, 2018
NEWSMAX — White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow predicts that the U.S. economy, the fastest growing among industrialized nations, is on the path to even greater prosperity under President Donald Trump. “The United States now has the fastest growing economy in the world, according to the OECD, or at least the fasting growing economy among the industrialized nations,” Kudlow told reporters at a White House press conference…. (more)

June 6, 2018
And Congress says? ‘No. Nothing. No response. That’s what’s stunning’
GREG COROMBOS — Social Security and Medicare are on the path to insolvency sooner than previously thought, and Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., is frustrated that Congress won’t act to stave off fiscal disaster when the solution seems obvious to him…. (more)