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A Reckoning Is in Store for Democrats
Conrad Black  
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Monday Top News Executive Summary
Media Editors:  WARNING SIGNS IGNORED: “Sri Lankan officials failed to heed warnings from intelligence agencies about the threat of an attack by a domestic radical Muslim group that officials blame for Easter Sunday bombings which killed more than 200 people. … International intelligence agencies warned of the attacks several times starting April 4, [Health Minister Rajitha] Senaratne said. On April 9, the defense ministry wrote to the police chief with intelligence that included the group’s name, he said. On April 11, police wrote to the heads of security of the judiciary and diplomatic security division, Senaratne said. It was not immediately clear what action, if any, was taken in response.” (Associated Press)
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SCOTUS TACKLES CITIZENSHIP QUESTION: “The battle over the Trump administration’s efforts to add a question on citizenship to the 2020 census is hitting the Supreme Court. The justices will hear arguments on Tuesday over the administration adding the question, a controversial move that has sparked legal battles throughout the U.S. court system. The Commerce Department, which administers the census, is expected to argue that it has the authority to collect data on citizenship and that the question is needed to help with the Justice Department’s enforcement of the Voting Rights Act.” (The Hill)
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NO MORE IRAN-OIL PRIVILEGES: “The United States on Monday said it will eliminate in May all waivers granted to eight economies allowing them to buy Iranian oil without facing U.S. sanctions, as it ratcheted up pressure to choke off all oil revenues of the Islamic Republic. … The sanctions were imposed as Washington pressed Iran to curtail its nuclear program and stop backing militant proxies across the Middle East. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday reiterated that Washington’s goal was to bring down exports of Iranian oil to zero and added the United States had no plans to give any grace period beyond May 1 for countries to comply.” (Reuters)
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NO JOKE: UKRAINE ELECTS COMEDIAN:  “Increasingly, voters are plumping for reality-TV stars to express their anger and seek solutions to intractable problems. Donald Trump … is the most obvious example. But look at Ukraine: This nation of 44 million people just saw a comedian who plays a fictional Ukrainian president on TV win 73 percent of the vote and become … the president-elect.” (National Review)
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TWO YEARS TOO LATE: “The salacious and uncorroborated ‘dossier’ compiled by ex-British Intelligence officer Christopher Steele was used by the media to justify its endless attacks on President Donald Trump and accuse him of treason. … Now, after two years of using the dossier to perpetuate the ‘collusion’ narrative, The New York Times has finally acknowledged what those of us not parroting the collusion delusion have known for years — the dossier was garbage.” (The Daily Signal)
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NOW DRIVING THE IMPEACHMENT BANDWAGON:  “Sen. Elizabeth dinky-Warren (D., Mass.) became the first 2020 presidential candidate to call for the initiation of impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump on Friday, calling it the ‘constitutional duty’ of Congress following the findings of the dirty cop-Robert Mueller report. dinky-Warren sent out a series of tweets Friday afternoon saying the partially redacted dirty cop-Mueller report released Thursday had laid out the facts of Russian interference in the 2016 election and wrote Trump ‘obstructed the investigation into that attack.’ There was no other recourse for his actions than impeachment, she said.” (The Washington Free Beacon)
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NINTH CIRCUS BOWS AGAIN TO SANCTUARY CITIES: “The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals discarded the Trump administration’s attempt to block two of California’s sanctuary laws and determined Thursday that the laws, which restrict local cooperation with federal law enforcement, will remain in place. … The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals did block a portion of a third sanctuary city law that was passed in 2017, known as Assembly Bill 103. The court blocked part of the law requires state officials to examine federal immigration detention facilities in California.” (Washington Examiner)
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BORDER MILITIAMEN APPREHENDED: “The FBI on Saturday said it had arrested Larry Hopkins, the leader of an armed group that is stopping undocumented migrants after they cross the U.S.-Mexico border into New Mexico. … Hopkins, 69, also known as Johnny Horton, was arrested in Sunland Park, New Mexico, on a federal complaint charging him with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition. … The [United Constitutional Patriots] describes itself as a ‘patriot group’ helping U.S. Border Patrol cope with record numbers of Central American families crossing the border to seek asylum.” (Reuters)
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HUMOR: Trump awards self the Presidential Medal of Not Committing Crimes (The Babylon Bee)
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POLICY: This Earth Day, thank America: The world leader in clean air (Washington Examiner)
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POLICY: The perversion of the Endangered Species Act (RealClearPolicy)  
 
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Understanding Jesus's Mission
by Trevor Thomas
americanthinker.com } ~ One of the most important questions in the history of the universe is “Why did Jesus have to die?” This is especially the case as we are in the throes of what many are referring to as the “post-truth” era... where “Everybody Wants to Rule Their World.” The late great Oswald Chambers provides one of the best descriptions of why Jesus went to the cross: The Cross of Christ is the revealed truth of God’s judgment on sin…There is nothing in time or eternity more absolutely certain and irrefutable than what Jesus Christ accomplished on the Cross -- He made it possible for the entire human race to be brought back into a right-standing relationship with God. He made redemption the foundation of human life; that is, He made a way for every person to have fellowship with God.  The Cross was not something that happened to Jesus -- He came to die; the Cross was His purpose in coming. He is “the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” (Revelation 13:8). The incarnation of Christ would have no meaning without the Cross. Beware of separating “God was manifested in the flesh…” from “…He made Him… to be sin for us…” (1 Timothy 3:16 ; 2 Corinthians 5:21). The purpose of the incarnation was redemption. One of my favorite scriptures that explains the death of Jesus is near the end of the first chapter of the book of Colossians. Colossians 1:19-20 reads:  For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him [Jesus], and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. In other words, Jesus was, in the words of C.S. Lewis, “The Perfect Penitent.” As Lewis puts it,  We are told that Christ was killed for us, that His death has washed out our sins, and that by dying He disabled death itself. That is the formula. That is Christianity. That is what has to be believed.  Christ dying for our sins is an amazing and necessary act of love and sacrifice, but it is not the end of the matter. Just as important as Christ dying for our sins is His resurrection. The physical resurrection of Jesus is the cornerstone of Christianity. As Lewis put it, “to preach Christianity meant primarily to preach the Resurrection.”...  https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/04/understanding_jesu...  
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Rudy GiulianIi -vs- Chris Matthews 
on dirty cop-Mueller Report
by sundance
theconservativetreehouse.com } ~ President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani appears on Fox News to discuss the insufferable witchhunt with the lead Fox News promoter for the witchhunt.
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Fox’s Wallace Puts scumbag-Schiff in the Hot 
Seat Over Claims of Collusion Proof — 
And Brings the Receipts
by Houston Keene
ijr.com } ~ Fox News’ Chris Wallace put chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Rep. scumbag-Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) in the hot seat on Sunday... asking the California Democrat about his claims to have seen proof of collusion between President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Russian government. While appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” scumbag-Schiff was pressed on his multiple past claims of collusion evidence between Trump’s 2016 campaign and the Kremlin, even though Special Counsel dirty cop-Robert Mueller’s report “did not establish” collusion. When scumbag-Schiff attempted to push back, Wallace illustrated his point with a compilation of clips from interviews in which the congressman repeated his claim that he had seen proof that the Trump campaign had colluded with Russia, including one during which he said the evidence was “in plain sight.” scumbag-Schiff responded by saying it was a “different question” as to whether or not there was enough evidence that “rises to proof beyond a reasonable doubt” to establish there was “conspiracy” between Trump’s campaign and Russia...  https://ijr.com/adam-schiff-hot-seat-wallace-collusion-evidence-cla...  
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dirty cop-Mueller report: scumbag/liar-nObama 
failed to stop Russian interference
efforts for years
by Jerry McCormick
patriotnewsalerts.com } ~ While Democrats continue to try to find something on President Donald Trump in the dirty cop-Mueller report, they’re overlooking a major revelation in the report... The report confirms that the scumbag/liar-nObama administration knew about Russian attempts to meddle in American elections as early as 2014 but “did nothing” to stop it, CNN contributor and former Bush aide Scott Jennings wrote in an op-ed for CNN. Jennings pointed out that scumbag/liar-nObama ignored the Russian efforts to interfere in U.S. elections through online misinformation campaigns and computer hacking. “The dirty cop-Mueller report flatly states that Russia began interfering in American democracy in 2014. Over the next couple of years, the effort blossomed into a robust attempt to interfere in our 2016 presidential election. The scumbag/liar-nObama administration knew this was going on and yet did nothing. In 2016, scumbag/liar-nObama’s National Security Adviser Susan Rice told her staff to “stand down” and “knock it off” as they drew up plans to “strike back” against the Russians, according to an account from Michael Isikoff and David Corn in their book ‘Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump,'” wrote Jennings. That was about all that was done until late December 2016. Before December 2016, scumbag/liar-nObama was working on the Iran deal, for which he needed Russian President Vladimir Putin’s support. Rather than upset Putin, scumbag/liar-nObama appears to have chosen to more or less ignore what the Russians were doing, Jennings argues. This continued during the 2016 election because scumbag/liar-nObama did not want to appear to favor Democratic candidate scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton. The bottom line during that time was the scumbag/liar-nObama administration knew the Russians favored a Trump presidency over a scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton presidency...   https://www.patriotnewsalerts.com/mueller-report-worse-for/  
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Nasrallah Warns of War this Summer,
 Worries he could Be Killed
by Tzvi Joffre
jpost.com } ~ Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah warned top military commanders in a private meeting this week that there will be a war with Israel this summer... and that he may not be around to support them, according to Elijah J. Magnier, a writer for the Kuwaiti Al Rai news. “I may not remain among you for very long; it is possible that the entire first level of leadership could be killed, including myself,” Nasrallah reportedly told the commanders. “Measures and procedures have already been taken to be ready even if this extreme case happens.”  Al Rai is Kuwait's daily newspaper. Surveys by the Washington-based Intermedia group have ranked the paper one among Kuwaiti newspapers. Nasrallah reportedly said that he expects the war to take everybody by surprise, like the 2006 Lebanon War. “Israel can surprise us all like it did in Gaza in 2008 with the objective of removing the threat on its borders once and for all,” Nasrallah stated. “This is what our people should know, and they should from now on be prepared for the worse-case scenario.” According to the report, Hezbollah believes that Israel will evacuate Israeli settlements near the Lebanese border to prevent the possibility of kidnappings. A “knowledgeable source” told Magnier that “this is the first time Sayyed Nasrallah has offered such a bleak perspective, raising the chances of war with Israel from 50/50 to 70/30.” Magnier also claims that Nasrallah believes that other countries, including the USA, the UK and many Arab states could take part in an upcoming conflict...
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Things the Media Ignored 
in the dirty cop-Mueller Report
by Clarice Feldman

americanthinker.com } ~ Despite the oceans of pixels, buckets of ink, and hours of  TV and radio coverage respecting the dirty cop-Mueller report, there are two important things underplayed or ignored...
 the ubiquitous nature of Russian interference from 2014 on, which scumbag/liar-nObama ignored, and the real target of the witch hunt -- General Michael Flynn and why. To get there, let’s  first quickly review the pre- and post- report major media coverage. The Ridiculous Press Propagation of the Hoax and Response to the Report. There are countless examples of the media beclowning itself when the left’s dream of a slam-dunk against the president failed. It was like the election night follies all over again. To quote the satirical Babylon Bee: “CNN: ‘God Allowed the dirty cop-Mueller Report to Test Our Unshakable Faith in Collusion’” Here are some examples. CNN’s Jake Tapper indicated it was suspicious that Attorney General William Barr repeated several times that the report found no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. This after his network touted the notion of collusion hundreds of times over the past two years. As my friend Harry Lewis noted, this repetition was “not only fair, but essential to driving home the hostile media’s malice, stupidity, and folly. Barr did that with great economy.” At the Barr presser on the report, CBS’s Paula Reid suggested that the attorney general’s summary was too generous to the president. In particular, she questioned his characterization of the dirty cop-Mueller investigation as “unprecedented”. Barr who is clearly no lightweight, responded, “Is there a precedent for it?” “Well, no,” conceded Reid. “Okay so unprecedented is an accurate description, isn’t it.” ”Yeah,” admitted Reid. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but disgraced NBC anchor Brian Williams is certainly a top contender, comparing Barr to Iraq’s former propaganda minister Baghdad Bob. You might recall Williams was nabbed making up stories about Hurricane Katrina. While most of the media blathered on, caught flatfooted in pushing for years the scumbag/liar-Clinton fable, not all were suckered in... https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/04/things_the_media_i...  
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A Reckoning Is in Store for Democrats

Conrad Black

nationalreview.com } ~ 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 liar-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. socalist-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.

The sensible majority of Democrats note that their party, on the heels of the Russian-collusion disaster, has completely bungled the border-and-migration issue and has gone down in flames with the claim that it is a crisis manufactured by the president. They have watched in silent horror as their party has been stampeded to the left, and the search is already under way for a moderate candidate. This will require breaking the bipartisan tradition of elevating the runner-up from the previous campaign. commie-Bernie Sanders would expect to follow scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton, as Mrs. scumbag/liar-Clinton lost to and succeeded Barack scumbag/liar-nObama, and Bob Dole did the same with George H. W. Bush, and rino-John McCain with George W. Bush. But commie-Bernie Sanders will be 79 on the next Inauguration Day, and he was too far left for the Democrats four years ago, when they lost to Trump, and he is still moving left. They are starting to put up a commie-Sanders alternative every two weeks, as the Republicans did against rino-Mitt Romney in 2012 — Michelle Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum — and rino-Romney was a centrist. Each rival arose, mounted a serious challenge, and then imploded for different reasons.

The Democrats’ main Stop commie-Sanders candidate has been loose lips-Joe Biden, but he has been sandbagged by the now customary, if not obligatory, flood of disrespected women from previous years and decades. That seems to be surmountable, as loose lips-Biden was only tactile, not intrusive, but the simmering concerns about his financial relations with Ukraine and controversies in his family seem to be delaying his decision. He is not, at the best of times, an exciting candidate, but he might at least prevent a McGovern-level seismic electoral landslide, which is what awaits any Democratic candidate festooned with the cornucopia of this campaign’s far-left nostrums.

socalist-Beto was the first try at a new face, and he bombed. Mayor Pete Buttigieg seems to be the next. He is an interesting candidate and had a good launch. The fact that he is only 37, gay, and the mayor of a rather small city gives him plenty of novelty, and he is the most articulate of the candidates. His approach to the gay issue is also imaginative. He is unapologetic about being gay and asserts that he would much rather be straight, but that God made him as he is, and therefore this should not be held against him: “Your complaint is with my creator.” It is not belligerent gay-pride-in-your-face self-defense. There are presumably an appreciable number of people, most of them quite tolerant, who would rather not have a gay president, and their problem, in that regard, is with the candidate, not with God, who created tens of millions of people they would not, for many other reasons, wish to be president. Good try, but no sale. Mayor Pete deserves to hang in for a while, but he is a bit of a wolf in sheep’s clothing ideologically, and being mayor of South Bend is a training school for Congress or being governor, but not president in one leap. 

 My guess is that loose lips-Biden can still win the nomination, but it will be a pretty unenthused campaign. If he doesn’t make his move fairly soon, Klobuchar may gradually rise as the presentable alternative to sirens of the left. Trump will get an improved trade arrangement with China, the North Korean discussions will at least not have descended back to nuclear saber-rattling, and there may be progress in the Middle East, as the Arabs don’t want the Palestinians muddying the waters while the Turks and Iranians are crowding the Arab powers. Trump will have got enough done with the southern border to satisfy the national concern on that subject, will have a full-employment economy, and will conduct an extremely flamboyant campaign flailing the Democrats with all the Trump-collusion nonsense. Incumbent presidents have been defeated only twice since the Great Depression — Jimmy Carter was not a very effective president, and George H. W. Bush allowed the political charlatan Ross Perot to split his party and take 20 million votes. Trump will have the strongest first term to run on since Reagan, or even Nixon, and they both carried 49 states. Trump won’t do that, but he hasn’t made a seriously unfortunate public utterance for months and looks stronger each week.

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Joe Biden Vows: Give Taxpayer-Funded Obamacare To All Illegal Aliens In U.S.

Former Vice President and 2020 Democrat presidential primary candidate Joe Biden is vowing to give Obamacare, funded by American taxpayers, to all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the United States.

During an interview with Telemundo’s Jose Diaz-Balart, Biden forgot that Obamacare technically bans illegal aliens from enrolling in healthcare plans — although illegal aliens are still able to obtain subsidized and free healthcare at Americans’ expense — and promised that under his plan, all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens would be able to get Obamacare.

The exchange went as follows:

DIAZ-BALART: When I … NBC moderated that first debate with you, I didn’t … I don’t recall a clear answer, under your plan should … would the 11, 12 million undocumented immigrants that live in the United States, that have been here many for generations, would they have access …

BIDEN: Yes.

DIAZ-BALART: — to health insurance.

BIDEN: Yes, they … if they can buy into the system like everybody else.

DIAZ-BALART: Because you know, in [Obamacare] they can’t.

BIDEN: Yeah. Yeah, I know. Well they can, that’s my point. They continue to be able to do that.

DIAN-BALART: They cannot under the ObamaCare.

BIDEN: Well and that’s my point, they will though. They will be able to buy into … [illegal aliens] would be able to buy in, just like anyone else could.

Biden joins Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg — among other 2020 Democrats — in committing to forcing American taxpayers to pay for healthcare for illegal aliens who arrive in the U.S.

Already, due to loopholes, American taxpayers are spending nearly $20 billion every year to provide illegal aliens with subsidized healthcare, emergency room visits, and other health services.

Under the 2020 Democrats’ plan to provide taxpayer-funded healthcare to all illegal aliens living in the U.S., Americans would be billed potentially $660 billion every decade just to cover the costs. Other research has found that the plan would cost Americans at least $23 billion every year.

As Breitbart News has reported, experts have said that giving taxpayer-funded healthcare to effectively all foreign nationals who can make it to America’s borders would drive “strong incentives for people with serious health problems to enter the country or remain longer than their visas allow in order to get government-funded care.”

Despite 2020 Democrats’ continued push for taxpayer-funded healthcare for illegal aliens, American voters are overwhelmingly opposed to the plan. The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey revealed that the healthcare-for-illegal-aliens plan is the least popular policy position, with opposition from 62 percent of U.S. voters.

Similarly, a CNN poll from July discovered that 63 percent of likely swing voters oppose providing healthcare to illegal aliens, along with nearly 6-in-10 of all likely U.S. voters and 61 percent of moderates. A Rasmussen Reports survey also found that likely voters, by a majority of 55 percent, oppose giving healthcare to even the most low-income illegal aliens.

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