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 Democrats' 'Better Deal' —
Same as the Old New Deal
by Paul Albaugh
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Sessions DOJ Imposes New Cooperation
Mandates Cutting Grants To Sanctuary Cities
by Rick Wells
{rickwells.us} ~ The Justice Department made it official on Tuesday with their announcement that sanctuary cities will not be receiving grant money... Only those cities which allow immigration officials jail access and notification of potential deportees being released will receive funding awards. The funds are generally used for a variety of needs, such as bulletproof vests and body cameras. In announcing the policy, Attorney General Sessions stated, “So-called ‘sanctuary’ policies make all of us less safe because they intentionally undermine our laws and protect illegal aliens who have committed crimes. These policies also encourage illegal immigration and even human trafficking by perpetuating the lie that in certain cities, illegal aliens can live outside the law.” Sessions cited the example of the recent death of ten illegals in the back of a semi-truck in San Antonio as an example of the potential impact of sanctuary policies, that they “can have tragic consequences.”... http://rickwells.us/sessions-doj-imposes-new-cooperation-mandates-c...
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USS Thunderbolt Fired
Warning Shots at Iranian Patrol Boat...
by Sam LaGrone
{news.usni.org} ~ A Cyclone-class patrol craft warded off an Iranian patrol boat that was approaching a U.S. Navy guided-missile cruiser on Tuesday in the Persian Gulf, a Navy official told USNI News... USS Thunderbolt (PC-12) fired “multiple warning shots” after an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy Nassar-class patrol boat came within 150 yards of the patrol craft and one nautical mile of nearby cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG-72). The incident occurred at about 10:20 A.M. local time, or about 3:20 A.M. EST, according to video of the encounter obtained by USNI News... https://news.usni.org/2017/07/25/uss-thunderbolt-fired-warning-shot...
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House Conservatives Try Again to Block
Funding for Transgender Treatments in Military
by Fred Lucas
{dailysignal.com} ~ Some House Republicans are taking another shot at blocking funding for gender transition surgeries in the military, projected to cost about $3.7 billion over the next decade... Earlier this month, 23 House Republicans joined Democrats to defeat an amendment by Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., to block the funding for transgender treatments in the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA. The NDAA sets priorities for military spending. The military budget is already strained, said Thomas Spoehr, director of the Center for National Defense at The Heritage Foundation... http://dailysignal.com/2017/07/26/house-conservatives-try-again-to-...
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Amid Trump’s Threats,
Conservatives Rally Around Sessions
by Fred Lucas
{dailysignal.com} ~ Immigration hawks and law enforcement—two key elements of the coalition that helped elect Donald Trump as president—rushed to the defense of Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday... as Trump continued his public criticism of an early political ally. Trump could face grave political consequences if he fires Sessions over his frustration with a special counsel’s expanding Russia investigation, said Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies. “This would do broad and long-lasting harm to the Trump administration,” Krikorian told The Daily Signal...http://dailysignal.com/2017/07/25/amid-trump-threats-conservatives-...
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liar-nObama Holdovers Scrub Term
“Genocide” To Protect ISIS, Block Christian Aid
by Rick Wells
{rickwells.us} ~ In an effort that is not unlike Robert Mueller’s purging of references to Islam from terrorist training materials and other documents at the FBI following 9/11... the State Department is rewriting history as well. They’re disassociating ISIS terrorists from their mass murder. The State Department’s top lawyers are excising the word “genocide” from the descriptions of the ISIS mass slaughter of Christians, Yazidis and other ethnic minorities in Syria and Iraq in speeches prior to them being delivered. They’re also purging it from other official documents, according to human rights activists and other attorneys. Democrats are also delaying the confirmation of Mark Green, as they do with every pick, President Trump’s choice to head the US Agency for International Development. That leaves the liar-nObama globalist in charge of giving our money away, which he doles out to leftists, particularly those “Open Society” organizations belonging to George Soros...http://rickwells.us/obama-holdovers-scrub-term-genocide-protect-isi...
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 Democrats' 'Better Deal' — Same as the Old 
 New Deal 
By Paul Albaugh:  Donald Trump has been president for six months now and if you listen to Democrats and the Leftmedia, you might conclude that he and the Republican-controlled Congress are destroying America. But perhaps there is no better indicator of Trump's performance thus far as president than to hear Democrats rail about how terrible a job he has done and how horrific his policies are.
          Democrats remain dumbfounded at his election and they're even more confused that the last four special elections ended with Republican victories. Their "progressive" proposals and the millions of dollars they've wasted on campaigns haven't worked.
          That said, at least Chuck clown-Schumer has enough sense to tell liar-Hillary Clinton to stop blaming everyone else. "When you lose to somebody who has 40% popularity, you don't blame other things — Comey, Russia — you blame yourself," clown-Schumer said. "And the number one thing that we did wrong is ... we didn't tell people what we stood for."
          So, this week, Democrats introduced their "Better Deal" for America. But you'd be forgiven for thinking it sounds just like everything they've been saying for 80 years. As Jonah Goldberg quipped, "I mean, the word 'Deal' is hardly subtle."
          Their beloved highness Nancy Pulosi wrote an opinion piece in The Washington Post to lay out this supposedly better deal. Predictably, Pulosi starts by ripping Republicans for wanting to dismantle the (Un)Affordable Care Act, claiming that they're "trying to raise Americans' health costs to fund tax breaks for billionaires." Naturally, she leaves out the details of the Democrats' health care takeover. The mandate to buy health insurance policies that cover a long list of (often unwanted) required services caused premiums to skyrocket, squeezing the very voters she's trying to reach with this noxious class warfare.
          Trump wants liar-nObamaCare gone, though Senate Republicans failed to accomplish any meaningful repeal and so, for now, we're stuck with the Democrats' terrible law.
          Aside from this, Pulosi and her fellow Democrats are offering three empty slogans: better jobs, better wages and a better future. All of these sound like fantastic proposals for Americans, but the methods Democrats want to use to accomplish these goals are the same ideas that had the opposite effect and brought on the 2008 financial crisis.
          On jobs, Pulosi writes, "Democrats are pledging ourselves to the goal of creating good-paying, full-time jobs for 10 million more Americans in the next five years." When is the last time that a politician created a job? Government cannot create jobs without taking money from those who are already working in order to pay for it. Her proposal offers a new tax credit for companies that train and hire skilled workers and offer them a good wage (read: higher minimum wage). Aren't successful companies already doing this and without a tax credit?
          On better wages, beyond a higher, job-destroying $15/hour minimum wage, Pulosi wants government to crack down on large corporations and monopolies that she blames for Americans missing out on opportunities. Yet she calls for more of the same central planning that has never worked and never will work. In fact, to whip these large corporations into shape she wants tougher standards and even more regulations. Well, we just had eight years of excessive regulations and government standards, and such heavy-handed policy was the primary reason for the slowest decade of economic growth in our nation's history.
          On health care, Pulosi and her fellow Democrats want to take "unprecedented action to lower the costs of prescription drugs." Prescription drugs are far more expensive than they should be, but the biggest reason is — you guessed it — government regulation. But, as usual, rather than rein in the overbearing regulatory commissars at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Pulosi proposes doubling down. "We will leverage the power of Medicare to negotiate lower drug prices," she writes, "force drug manufacturers to open their books and justify cost increases, and create a strong, independent enforcement agency empowered to end outrageous and unjustified prescription drug price-gouging."
          Instead, the best way to reduce the cost of prescription drugs for consumers is to keep government out. Let the free market work the way it should and allow companies to compete for better prescription drugs and the costs will go down. Democrats won't hear of such things.
          Every proposal that Pulosi and the Democrat Party have is part of the same old socialist agenda that has already been tested and failed. They want more control over the economy, more regulations, more taxes to pay for their ideas and more power over Americans. That is the Democrats' vision for a "better" future. Nowhere in Pulosi's proposal are the ideas of less government, more freedom and more individual rights and responsibilities. Hers is the collectivist, statist vision that is the antithesis to what our Founders intended. And it is an agenda that will make America lose, not win.
          But hey, at least Pulosi didn't blame Vladimir Putin or James Comey~The Patriot Post

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Trump National Diversity Coalition's Bruce LeVell: President’s Support Among Blacks, Hispanics Will ‘More Than Double’ In 2020

Bruce LeVell, the National Diversity Coalition for Trump executive director, said on Sunday evening he predicts President Donald Trump will win even higher levels of support in the black and Hispanic communities in 2020 than he did in 2016.

“Pastor Darrell Scott is the CEO, we started this back in 2015,” LeVell said on Breitbart News Sunday on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel on Sunday evening about the National Diversity Coalition for Trump. “It is the largest diversity coalition platform in history for a Republican candidate, not to mention a sitting president, and there are millions of guests that sign on and sign up that are part of this. If you look on the website, you see African Americans for Trump, Haitian Americans for Trump, Korean Americans for Trump, Chinese Americans for Trump, Hispanic Americans for Trump–all very large. They all stand in one agreement that they believe in this great president and that he is here for all and wants everyone to be successful. It’s pretty flattering, honestly, to be a part of this. It just totally debunks everything that they try to make him out to be–a racist, which he’s not. The numbers prove that he’s not. You can see where he’s rising in terms of the Hispanic vote, and the African American vote. It’s just really going to be mind-boggling on the next go-around. I guarantee it. It’s going to more than double because people are happy; they’re working.”

LeVell, when asked for his rationale on why he thinks Trump’s support in 2020 among blacks and Hispanics will more than double, attributed it to the results President Trump has gotten for those communities.

“Sometimes you have to speak things into existence,” LeVell said. “The president said, ‘What do you have to lose?’ That challenge, especially in the underserved communities, well, yeah, what do we have to lose? We tried it this way for 30 or 40 years. Some of these cities and municipalities were under Democrat rule, as you might say, for many years, and then you say, ‘You know what? Let’s make the ask.’ You know, the president made the ask. Sometimes, you just have to ask, ‘Hey, what do you got to lose? Try this.’ Let’s try one of the biggest, strongest bills that he’s signed, that was so beneficial, called the Opportunity Zones. This bill right here alone is bringing a lifeline to some of these underserved communities and is projected to bring in over hundreds of billions of dollars in these underserved communities, which are predominantly African American communities. For example, in Atlanta, there are minority business contractors teaming up with other business contractors building a hotel in an Opportunity Zone. This community has just been blighted for God knows how long. These are the things that people are starting to see–the light at the end of the tunnel. Here’s a businessman that understands what I call a balance sheet, a P & L sheet of profit and loss. The president wants to see the country profitable, not losses. So that’s what he does. He says, ‘Okay, where can we improve? What can we do?’”

He continued, “Like I said earlier, I think the Opportunity Zones is a sleeper; it has so many moving parts to it where you can sell a piece of property for $2 million and instead of paying that very high capital gains [tax] you can identify those funds over the zone, and then, you can build another little hotel or a shopping center for economic empowerment for that community. So there’s so many initiatives out there for people of color, like myself, who see opportunities. You know, how about this? You live in a black community under the Trump administration, you walk down the street and say, ‘Wow, 98 percent who live in the community are African American,’ and you say, ‘Why don’t you build that grocery store? Why don’t you build that gas station?’ Wow, you’re right. I can. The programs that are out there, like in the Small Business Administration, you get as little as five or ten percent down, and they can maturize it to 30 years, and if you’re a veteran, they waive the fees. There are so many tools out there, and you saw the president when he adjusted Dodd-Frank last year; that was a terrible, terrible deal they did in 2009 and 2010 that literally almost just choked and killed the business community because of the Dodd-Frank, going in there and regulating these small community banks, which were life support for these small communities especially in the African American community, where he readjusted that last year and made it work. These are the things this president understands that as a businessman he can bring his lifelong talents to the White House and can help America. The biggest thing about this is, remember, the president is not beholden to any special interest group; this is a very key part of this conversation right here because he can go in there and govern without having to worry about paying back favors.”

According to NBC News analysis in the immediate aftermath of the 2016 election, Trump actually outperformed now-Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT)–then the former governor of Massachusetts–in the 2012 election when it came to both the black and Hispanic communities.

“Trump claimed 29 percent of the Hispanic vote on Tuesday, compared to Romney’s 27 percent in 2012,” NBC News wrote. “With blacks, exit polls show Trump claimed 8 percent of the vote to the previous Republican nominee’s 6 percent.”

If Trump is able to double support in the black and Hispanic communities in 2020, as LeVell predicts he will, no Democrat will stand even close to a chance of defeating him; the margins they would need for victories in a number of states would be significantly eroded. Perhaps that is why the Democrats are now attempting to paint Trump as a racist amid his battle with the so-called “Squad” of socialist Reps. Alexandria Ocasi0-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI). The new faces of the Democrat Party, the “Squad,” in other words, is worried they may lose the election in 2020 if LeVell and other Trump backers are right. But the scurrilous accusations of racism for quick political gains, which have also been leveled at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former Vice President Joe Biden in recent weeks, LeVell warns, may undermine the ability to stand up to actual racism where it exists.

“At first, it was kind of bizarre,” LeVell, who knows Trump well and has known him prior to his run for president, said of the false racism accusations. “Now, it’s just plainly un-American. It’s so anti-patriotic. You know, the interesting thing about it for me as a black conservative or Republican–I like to define myself as a Frederick Douglass Republican–most of the name-calling comes from people who actually look like me, 90 percent of it. It’s bizarre, and it’s because our thinking process is not lining up with theirs. It’s the only playbook they have, like I said earlier, which is, ‘Let’s just use the race card.’

LeVell went on to say, “Getting back to the president, I’ve been around him–I was just with him at the rally–in very intimate settings, behind the scenes at the rally, and you’re right: I’ve traveled with him, been on the plane with him. I’ve been in private meetings with him. I’ve talked with him, and you know–let me tell you something: I’m 55 years old, I’ve lived my whole life in the South, and I’m world-traveled. Let me tell you: I know racism when I see it. This man is nowhere near being a racist. It’s so sad because it does such a disservice to this great nation that they would throw that name and throw those words around. I mean, you have people calling Biden racist. They’re calling Pelosi racist. They’re calling the dog-catcher racist because he impounded the black dog instead of the white dog. Come on. What’s next? You know, it’s kind of sad because it’s pretty much watered down things that are legitimate, to where people are just going to get so numb with it, and people are just being like, ‘Wow, are you serious?’”

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