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Will Trump Waste Another 
Chance To Build The Wall? 
by Byron York
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Gohmert blasts Rosenstein for Not Reading 
FISA Warrant He Signed, Willful Ignorance
{ rickwells.us } ~ Rep Louie Gohmert isn’t about to let Rod Rosenstein get away with playing dumb or acting like he isn’t intimately involved... in the shenanigans going on at DOJ. He beings his questioning of the crooked deputy AG by noting his attempts in response to other members’ questions to put the blame elsewhere by claiming it was before his time or an action by an underling. Gohmert points out for Rodenstein that in earlier testimony he was emphatic in stating that he’s the head of the Department of Justice, and as such he’s responsible for the actions of his subordinates. He also establishes that Rosenstein approved the FISA application to spy on Carter Page although he didn’t read it. Gohmert notes, “You’re parsing words. So that doesn’t mean you need to read it, in your opinion. Is that correct?” The exchange deteriorates under the deception of Rosenstein with Gohmert moving on to the topic of Bruce Ohr, asking Rosenstein, “Did you not know that Bruce Ohr was meeting with Christopher Steele, getting information about the dossier and supplying that information to the FBI at the same time his wife Nellie was working for Fusion GPS that was helping liar-Hillary Clinton? Did you not know he was doing that for the FBI?” Gohmert might have asked how a mere reassignment or demotion is sufficient punishment for acts of treason or subversion...   https://rickwells.us/gohmert-rosenstein-fisa-ignorance/
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GOP Senator: Longstanding U.S. 
Alliance With Turkey ‘Slipping Away’ 
by Natalie Johnson
{ freebeacon.com } ~ Sen. James Lankford (R., Okla.) warned Wednesday the longstanding alliance between the United States and Turkey is crumbling amid President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's pivot to Russia... and ongoing detention of an American pastor. In a nod to Erdogan's crackdown on civil society in the wake of the country's failed military coup in 2016, Lankford said the NATO ally can no longer be considered open or free as its government trends toward authoritarianism. "We have an ally that we no longer know and we no longer recognize—we'd like to have our friend and our ally back," Lankford said during a panel hosted by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies on Capitol Hill. "This is a long-term alliance that's slipping away from us and we hope for a reengagement with the Erdogan government."...   http://freebeacon.com/national-security/gop-senator-longstanding-u-...
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dummycrats-Democrats Have 
Already Started The Second Civil War 
by George Rasley
{ conservativehq.com } ~ dummycrats-Democrats, such as Far Left demagogue Rep. mad-Maxine Waters, have recently been called-out for encouraging mob action that could lead to civil unrest... but by most measures we would apply to other countries America is already well into the beginning of the Second Civil War. If we looked at any country in Latin America and saw a half-million people gathered in public applauding calls to blow up the Presidential Palace, political supporters of the President being beaten, government officials being mobbed in public, and a prominent politician shot and critically wounded in an attack on members of the parliamentary majority, we would say, “There’s an insurgency going on here.” Couple that with the Leftist party in Parliament engaging in a “massive resistance” of non-cooperation with the duly elected President and parliamentary majority that is straight out of the Bolsheviks’ playbook for Russia’s October Revolution and we would say, “There’s an insurgency going on here.”...
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Janus Ruling Could Cost Unions Hundreds of Millions 
by Bill McMorris
{ freebeacon.com } ~ The Supreme Court has put an end to compulsory union dues and fees for government workers... spurring praise from labor watchdogs and public outcry from organized labor. A five-justice majority ruled that mandating union fees as a condition of employment violates the free speech rights of workers. The ruling in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, & Municipal Employees overturned the 1977 Abood precedent, which allowed compulsory unionism as a means of promoting labor harmony. Justice Samuel Alito, writing for the majority, said the government should not force workers to finance political speech against their will. "The State's extraction of agency fees from nonconsenting public-sector employees violates the First Amendment," the ruling written by Justice Alito said. "Forcing free and independent individuals to endorse ideas they find objectionable raises serious First Amendment concerns … employees must choose to support the union before anything is taken from them."...
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Russian Offensive Robs Israel of Ability to Strike Iranian Forces 

by Yochanan Visser
{ israeltoday.co.il } ~ A Russian-Iranian led offensive in southwest Syria is complicating Israel’s operational abilities... against the growing Iranian threat from the country. The offensive by the pro-Assad coalition started early last week and aims to drive the various rebel groups out of the region along the Jordanian and Israeli border. To make things even more complicated for Israel the Russian air force joined the offensive which spelled the end of the so-called de-escalation zones agreement between the U.S., Russia and Jordan from July 2017. Russian and Syrian airplanes are currently bombing rebel positions in the Daraa Province which borders the Kuneitra Province along the Israeli border...  http://www.israeltoday.co.il/NewsItem/tabid/178/nid/34311/Default.aspx
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Will Trump Waste Another 
Chance To Build The Wall? 
by Byron York
{ townhall.com } ~ Building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border was Donald Trump's premier campaign promise, and he is running out of chances to keep it.

Trump has been president for nearly a year and a half, and has not yet won anywhere near the funding needed to build the wall along the 1,000 or so miles of border that he pledged to voters. Now, there have been two Republican immigration bills in the House, each calling for around $25 billion for the wall, and Trump has blown them both off, saying he'd rather try again after November's midterm elections.

"Republicans should stop wasting their time on immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/ women in November," Trump tweeted Friday. "Dems are just playing games, have no intention of doing anything to solve this decades old problem. We can pass great legislation after the Red Wave!"

Now, it is entirely possible Republicans will keep control of the House and Senate. It's also possible they will lose. But does anyone believe the GOP will gain enough seats to pass difficult legislation without somehow settling their internal disputes? Unlikely.

And of course Democrats are playing games with immigration. They still will be after the election, no matter what happens.

The point is, a president only gets so many chances to do something, and when it comes to the wall, Trump is running out of time.

There's no need to go through the number of times Trump promised campaign audiences that he would build the wall. He did it so much that during rallies his loyal voters developed a call-and-response on the subject. They knew that promise better than any other.

And no, the promise was not a wall along the entire 2,000-mile border between the United States and Mexico. Agreeing with a number of pro-wall experts, Trump said on many occasions that a wall was not needed along the entire stretch of sometimes-impassable land. About 1,000 miles would do the job well.

The odds were probably always against Trump on the wall. Everyone knew dummycrats-Democrats would throw their bodies in front of any wall effort, do anything to stop it. And even if Trump got a wall appropriation through Congress, the politically motivated litigation designed to stop and slow the wall would be fearsome.

The only way a wall will ever happen is with determined presidential leadership. Yes, Congress has supported extensive border barriers in the past -- look up the Secure Fence Act of 2006 -- but the political system has never wanted to actually do it. Actually building a wall would take a president who will not give up and not settle for anything less than what he promised.

Incredibly enough, Trump made it to 2018 with a real chance to get wall funding. His maneuvers on DACA, President liar-nObama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, set up a simple and obvious deal: legalization of DACA recipients in exchange for money for the wall.

That money, by the way, had to be real money. It couldn't be just a down payment, or a promise to come up with real cash later. It had to be real live, appropriated, placed in a trust fund, ready for the president to use to construct a wall.

But Trump and Republicans in Congress always threw other issues into the mix. Chain migration. The visa lottery. Guest workers. Now, the hot issue of the moment is family separation. Whatever the specific add-ons, a clean DACA-for-wall deal morphed into a sort of lite version of comprehensive immigration reform, which is an endeavor that has a long record of failure in Washington.

In all of the back-and-forth, the simple clarity of the president's promise to build the wall was lost. But it will not be lost on his voters. Can Trump run for re-election in 2020 by promising to build a wall in his second term, coming up with some excuse for not doing it in his first?

He can certainly try, but even his supporters might not buy it.

Recently I texted an influential lawmaker to ask whether he thought Trump would eventually win funding for the wall. He sent back an emoji of a boy with his hands in the air in the universal how-should-I-know gesture.

That's not good enough. Trump voters expect him to do what he said, or give everything he's got trying. At the moment, the president is acting like he has all the time in the world. He doesn't.

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JUST IN->  Pelosi Announces House Resolution To Condemn Trump’s ‘Racist, Xenophobic Tweets’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced Monday that Democrats will offer a resolution condemning President Donald Trump’s “racist” tweets against Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN).

Pelosi wrote a letter to House Democrats announcing that they will draft a resolution to condemn Trump’s “racist” tweets against progressive Democrats.

“This weekend, the President went beyond his own low standards using disgraceful language about Members of Congress,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote.

“This morning, the President doubled down on his attacks on our four colleagues suggesting they apologize to him,” she added. “Let me be clear, our Caucus will continue to forcefully respond to these disgusting attacks.”

President Trump taunted the “squad” of far-left first-term progressive Democrats on Sunday, telling them to go back and fix the places they came from before telling the rest of the country what to do.

Trump’s tweets caused an uproar amongst the media and Hollywood celebrity classes, and now, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D–TX) hopes to capitalize on the president’s message by condemning them in Congress.

Lee said she will draft a resolution of condemnation.

“Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee will be drafting a Resolution of Condemnation for the words used by President Trump about four members of the House of Representatives over the weekend,” Jackson Lee’s office wrote:

Sheila Jackson Lee  @JacksonLeeTX18

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee will be drafting a Resolution of Condemnation for the words used by President Trump about four members of the House of Representatives over the weekend.

Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump

So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly......

Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump

So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly......

Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump

....and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how....

Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump

....and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how....

Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump

....it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!

President Trump’s remarks seemed particularly directed at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who is a former Somalian refugee.

Omar said Friday that the president “shouldn’t be in office” and told an audience of high school students that America was failing to uphold its promise to be a just society.

Rep. Omar said Trump was “stoking white nationalism” after he tweeted that some progressive congresswomen should “go back” to where they came from.

“You are stoking white nationalism because you are angry that people like us are serving in Congress and fighting against your hate-filled agenda,” Omar wrote:

Ilhan Omar  @IlhanMN


As Members of Congress, the only country we swear an oath to is the United States.

Which is why we are fighting to protect it from the worst, most corrupt and inept president we have ever seen. https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1150381394234941448 

Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump

So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly......

Ilhan Omar  @IlhanMN

You are stoking white nationalism bc you are angry that people like us are serving in Congress and fighting against your hate-filled agenda.

“America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.” -RFK

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez claimed Monday that President Trump’s remarks serve as the “hallmark language of white supremacists.”

President Trump tweeted Monday that Democrats need to apologize for the “foul language” and “terrible things they have said”:

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

When will the Radical Left Congresswomen apologize to our Country, the people of Israel and even to the Office of the President, for the foul language they have used, and the terrible things they have said. So many people are angry at them & their horrible & disgusting actions!

Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump

If Democrats want to unite around the foul language & racist hatred spewed from the mouths and actions of these very unpopular & unrepresentative Congresswomen, it will be interesting to see how it plays out. I can tell you that they have made Israel feel abandoned by the U.S.

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