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Another Front in the War on the 
Electoral College
Michael Swartz
Trump is about to win the battle
over his first veto
by Susan Ferrechio
{} ~ President Trump next week will win a legislative victory of sorts, when House Democrats fail to override the first veto of his presidency... Trump has vetoed a resolution aimed at stopping him from using $3.6 billion in military funding to build a wall on the southern border. To override that veto, the House and Senate need to find a two-thirds majority. But the votes aren't there in the House. Last month, just 13 Republicans voted with Democrats to block Trump’s emergency declaration, but Democrats would need more than 50 Republicans to vote against Trump to override his veto. “House Democrats will not have anywhere near the votes they need to override President Trump’s veto,” said Lauren Fine, spokeswoman for House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La. “House Republicans have stood strongly with President Trump on securing our nation’s border and overwhelmingly supported his emergency declaration by large margins when we voted on this weeks ago. This will not change.” Democrats realize the measure won’t pass but said the vote will support court challenges to the emergency declaration by showing Congress believes Trump violated the Constitution. “Whether we can succeed with the number of votes is not the point,” Speaker Nancy Pulosi, D-Calif., said at a press conference this week. “We are establishing the intent of Congress. We are Article I, the first branch of government, the legislative branch. The president has decided to be in defiance of the Constitution, to deface it with his actions.”... Pulosi is so wrong on defiance of the Constitution.
Five things that didn't happen in 
the dirty cop-Mueller investigation
by Byron York
{} ~ dirty cop-Robert Mueller has delivered his report on the Trump-Russia investigation to Attorney General William Barr... Sometime soon, perhaps within hours, Barr will send the report's "principal conclusions" to Congress. It will first go to the chairperson and ranking member of both the House and Senate Judiciary committees. It is unclear what will happen after that, but certainly other lawmakers will see the document, and there will be a steady stream of leaks of what is in the report. The dirty cop-Mueller investigation is over, and it is apparently the case that dirty cop-Mueller does not recommend any new indictments. At this point, it is not possible to say what is in the report. But even at this early moment, it is possible to note some things did not happen during the dirty cop-Mueller investigation. 1. dirty cop-Mueller did not indict Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, or other people whose purported legal jeopardy was the subject of intense media speculation in the last year. 2. dirty cop-Mueller did not charge anyone in the Trump campaign or circle with conspiring with Russia to fix the 2016 election, as was the subject of intense media speculation in the last year. 3. dirt cop-Mueller did not subpoena the president, as was the subject of intense media speculation in the last year. 4. The president did not fire dirty cop-Mueller, as was the subject of intense media speculation in the last year. 5. The president did not interfere with the dirty cop-Mueller investigation, as was the subject of intense media speculation in the last year. In his letter to Congress, Barr noted the requirement that he notify lawmakers if top Justice Department officials ever interfered with the dirty cop-Mueller investigation. "There were no such instances," Barr wrote. So dirty cop-Mueller is finished. Not long after the news broke, Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts said, "The feeling at the White House right now is that this is finally over." Yes and no. dirty cop-Mueller's decision to file a report and not to recommend any more indictments does not mean that the broader Trump-Russia investigation is over. Anticipating just this possibility, House Democrats ramped up new Trump-Russia investigations in recent weeks to make sure that it will never be over. There is little doubt that such investigations will still be going, at least until the 2020 elections. These dem leaders are really sick and nutty people.
Tom Steyer Rallies Impeachment Supporters
After Lackluster Conclusion of
dirty cop-Mueller Report
by Charlie Spierine
{} ~ Left-wing billionaire Tom Steyer issued a video on Friday rallying supporters after the lackluster conclusion of the report issued by special counsel dirty cop-Robert Mueller... dirty cop-Mueller’s report did not include any additional criminal indictments, despite leftists dreaming that President Donald Trump or members of his family would be sent to jail as a result of the investigation.  Steyer called for “perspective,” reminding them that dirty cop-Mueller already indicted people connected to Trump such as Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, Rick Gates, and George Papadopoulos.  “It has already led to the indictment of 34 individuals,” Steyer said,  leaving out the fact that 26 of them were Russians as well as three Russian companies. He reminded supporters that the dirty cop-Mueller report had sparked other investigations into “Mr. Trump’s criminality.”... Steyer is washing his time and money. 
 What the key players surrounding 
dirty cop-Mueller's report are doing
by Melissa Quinn
{} ~ Special counsel dirty cop-Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election is finally complete... and now the country waits with bated breath to learn of dirty cop-Mueller’s findings. But it could be some time before Americans eager to learn the fruits of the special counsel’s labors are satisfied, as the report is now in the hands of the Justice Department and Attorney General William Barr. While it’s unclear when the details of the report will be made public, Congress is expected to learn of dirty cop-Mueller’s “principal conclusions” as soon as this weekend.So what are some of the key players surrounding dirty cop-Mueller’s probe doing as they await word of the special counsel’s conclusions?...
Why Kim Jong-un must feel ‘maximum pressure’
by Clifford D. May

{} ~ It was worth a try. For decades, one administration after another, Republican and Democratic alike, failed to successfully address the metastasizing threat posed by the dictatorship that rules North Korea..
. So President Trump took a different tack: He played Mr. Nice Guy. He twice trekked to Asia to meet with Kim Jong-un, the country’s mass-murdering young despot. He flattered, sweet-talked and – apparently, at least – befriended him. Encouragingly, Mr. Kim suspended testing of nuclear weapons and the missiles that can deliver them. He made a commitment – repeatedly, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo – to permanently end his nuclear weapons program in exchange for American economic and diplomatic concessions. But at a summit in Hanoi last month, Mr. Kim demanded that five U.N. resolutions containing sanctions be lifted in exchange for dismantling a single nuclear facility.  He would keep his nuclear warheads and intercontinental ballistic missiles. Mr. Trump, recognizing that a bad deal is worse than no deal, abruptly headed home. Then, in Pyongyang last week, Choe Son-hui, a North Korean vice foreign minister, a former English-language interpreter who is believed to have Mr. Kim’s ear, told reporters that the negotiations may have reached a dead end, and that nuclear and missile testing may resume. Relations between Mr. Kim and Mr. Trump are “still good and the chemistry is mysteriously wonderful,” she told reporters, but “an atmosphere of hostility and mistrust” has been fostered by Mr. Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton. “I want to make it clear that the gangster-like stand of the U.S. will eventually put the situation in danger.”...
Another Front in the War on the 
Electoral College
Michael Swartz:  Ever since Donald Trump used campaigning to the electoral map to his advantage in 2016 — going to (and winning) states where scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton couldn’t be bothered to show up — leftists have been doing their level best to negate the map’s effect for the 2020 election.

Certainly a fair share of Democrat presidential candidates have called for the elimination of the Electoral College, most recently Elizabeth dinky-Warren and new kid on the block socialist-Beto O'Rourke. But much of the Left’s effort has been spent behind the scenes convincing states to subvert the Electoral College by awarding their electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote, regardless of the wishes of their own voters. A proposition that dates back closer to the days of Bush v. scumbag-Gore — it’s been around for over a decade, as Maryland was the first to adopt it back in 2007 — the National Popular Vote (NPV) effort has borne more fruit lately as Colorado recently joined the state-level agreement, with Delaware and New Mexico close on their heels. This means by month’s end the District of Columbia and 15 states representing 189 electoral votes will be part of the NPV compact.

However, as the NPV movement has only been successful to date in Democrat-dominated states, its opportunities for success are dwindling. Among states with a Democrat “trifecta,” meaning the party controls both houses of the legislature and the governor’s chair, only Maine, Nevada, and Oregon have not adopted the NPV legislation. Even gaining those electoral votes would leave the Left needing states representing 54 electoral votes to commit, though after the left-leaning states are all in, the ground is far less fertile in that respect.

The stakes are high. Sean Davis of The Federalist noted  that eliminating the Electoral College would “officially eliminate state authority over the presidency.” Critics of the NPV movement claim that it would relegate small states to insignificance in the presidential election, allowing candidates to strictly pander to urban voters. It was how scumbag/liar-Clinton almost won the 2016 election. And leftists know her loss was also the loss of at least two Supreme Court seats, numerous jurists at the district and appellate levels, and maintaining “business as usual” in the Swamp.

Since the NPV compact may not become a reality before the 2020 campaign ends, the next step becomes misinformation to soften up the opposition. What better way to do so than CNN’s bogus claim that, in his later years, James Madison, the “Father of the Constitution” called the Electoral College “evil”?

Since then, the “reality check” has been swift and fierce. Rather than “#factsfirst,” CNN put out commentary that was “not a true or factual statement,” and the network has been accused of “at worst … an active attempt to mislead” voters. It was hit-and-run journalism that left out the entire context of Madison’s statements in order to create a phony narrative.

Pursuant to our Constitution’s Article II, Section 1, Clause 2, the legislature of each state determines the manner by which its electors are chosen. Alexander Hamilton, Madison’s Federalist Papers coauthor, explained this method in Federalist 68.

In his Pulitzer-prize-winning book, The Making of the President, 1960, Theodore White praised “the wisdom of the Constitutional Founders who, in their foresight, invented the device of the Electoral College, which, while preserving free citizen choice, prevents it from degenerating into the violence that can accompany the narrow act of head-counting.”

If it were up to CNN, we would be questioning that wisdom.

Fortunately, we can still cite the great wisdom behind the Electoral College in the first place and marvel at the miracle that gave us a republic — as long as we could keep it.  ~The Patriot Post  

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Fact Check:   'Joe Biden Claims ‘We Didn’t Lock People Up In Cages’

CLAIM: Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed, on immigration: “We didn’t lock people up in cages.”

VERDICT: FALSE. The “cages” were built by the Obama-Biden administration.

Univision moderator Jorge Ramos asked Biden at the third Democrat debate at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, why Latinos should trust him after the Obama administration continued deporting “undocumented immigrants.”

Biden claimed that the Obama administration’s policies were more humane than those of President Donald Trump: “We didn’t lock people up in cages,” he said.

In fact, the “cages” were built by the Obama administration to deal with a surge of unaccompanied minors who crossed the border illegally in 2014.

Originally, the Obama administration was “warehousing” children — literally — in overwhelmed Border Patrol facilities. Breitbart News broke the story of the surge, which was partly triggered by Obama’s policy of allowing illegal alien children who entered the country as minors to stay in the country (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA).

Above image credit: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File

The above photo was published by the Associated Press in June 2014, and the photo below is of Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, touring a Border Patrol facility with “cages.”

Above: Border Patrol officers escort Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Gov. Jan Brewer through the department’s Nogales processing facility for immigrant children. (Photo courtesy Barry Bahler/Department of Homeland Security)

The “cages” are chain-link enclosures in Border Patrol processing facilities that are meant to protect children from adults in custody. They are not permanent accommodations.

In mid-2018, as the Trump administration began enforcing a “zero tolerance” policy that stopped the “catch-and-release” policy of letting illegal aliens go after they were arrested. Detaining adults and children meant that children had to be processed separately; the enclosures prevented adults from harming children.

As Breitbart News reported at the time, children were not housed in “cages.” They were processed and then taken to shelters, where they were given medical care, toiletries, education, recreation, and counseling, and where staff attempted to find relatives or sponsors to whom they could be released.

Democrats began tweeting images of “kids in cages” to condemn the Trump administration. Journalists, too, shared those images.

One problem: they were taken during the Obama administration.

Public outrage at the images led President Trump to end the policy, and require families to be detained together.

Democrats keep repeating the mistake, however: in July, they had to delete a tweet that used an image from the Obama era and cited the “inhumane treatment” of children by the Trump administration.

Republicans argue that not detaining illegal aliens is actually the cruel policy, because it encourages migrants to undertake a dangerous journey, often guided by cartels and smugglers.

As Breitbart News’ Alana Mastrangelo noted recently:

But what’s worse than “cages,” however, are reports of migrant children also being handed over to human traffickers during the Obama administration — while Biden was vice president — according to the New York Times. Between October 2013 and July 2015 alone, nearly 80,000 unaccompanied children from Central American countries were detained by U.S. authorities.

It remains unclear how many of the tens of thousands of children were handed over to human traffickers — including sex traffickers — during that span of nearly two years, as those cases are reportedly not tracked.

“Others were ransomed by the very smugglers to whom their families paid thousands of dollars to sneak them into the United States,” reported the New York Times in 2015, during Obama’s presidency and Biden’s vice presidency. “Some lost limbs during the journey or found themselves sold into sexual slavery.”

Biden told voters in South Carolina last month that he would close all border detention facilities, guaranteeing that the migrant flow would continue.

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