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Washington Still Reels From the Quake of 2016
by Peggy Noonan
 Top Headlines 
How Trump is performing on his promises halfway through first 100 days. (The Daily Signal)
Trump will travel country to sell revised health care bill. (The Washington Times)
Oil touches three-month lows, as U.S. supply swells. (Reuters)
Sessions's firing of 46 liar-nObama-appointed U.S. attorneys typical of new AG transitions. liar-Clinton/Reno fired 93. (National Review)
liar-nObama AG Lynch, involved in wiretapping Trump, to receive Jefferson Medal in Law from University of Virginia. (UVA School of Law)
Conservative college club accuses administration of intolerance, and is promptly banned. (Truth Revolt)
Almost 100 California entities are interested in building Trump's border wall. (Los Angeles Times)
Suspect in House IT security probe also had access to DNC emails. (The Daily Signal)
Brave New World? Historic ruling grants "tri-custody" to trio who had threesome. (New York Post)
Media Humor: Children interrupt a BBC News interview. (YouTube)
Policy: Veterans' bill deserves bipartisan support. (Washington Examiner)
Policy: A fair and legal replacement for DACA. (National Review
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liar-nObama Should Be Facing 20 Years
Behind Bars; Trump Does Absolutely Nothing
by The Voice of Reason
{} ~ Is President Trump being too patient with his predecessor? While liar-nObama hardly deserves any respect, it could be argued that President Trump does not want to be viewed as being too combative... against someone who held the Oval Office before him. But when your predecessor is openly advocating for your resignation or impeachment by any means necessary, perhaps it is time to take action. In the following video, Right Wing News looks at how liar-nObama’s actions with regards to the OFA and wiretapping could meet the legal definition of seditious activities. liar-nObama, in his arrogance, has barely attempted to hide it, with Eric Holder openly saying “He’s coming,” about liar-nObama’s return. Of course, under the law, such seditious activities can land someone in jail for 20 years, however liar-nObama hardly seems worried. Perhaps it’s time that President Trump took decisive action against the head of the fifth column before he destroys this country even further...
US Delta Force, SEAL Team 6
Prepare To Take Out Kim Jong-In
by Tyler Durden
{} ~ On March 1, the WSJ reported that the options contemplated by the White House in response to recent North Korean acts, include “the possibility of both military force and regime change... to counter the country’s nuclear-weapons threat.” The review came amid recent events have strained regional stability including last month’s launch by North Korea of a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan, and the assassination of the estranged half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Malaysia. And, according to a report in Yonhap, said “regime change” may come far sooner than expected: the South Korean website writes that U.S. special operations forces, including the unit that killed Osama Bin Laden, will take part in joint military drills in South Korea “to practice incapacitating North Korean leadership in the case of conflict”, a military official said Monday. The U.S. Navy’s Special Warfare Development Group, better known as the SEAL Team 6, will arrive in South Korea for joint military drills and take part in an exercise simulating a precision North Korean incurion and “the removal of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un”, according to the Ministry of National Defense Monday...
2nd Lib liar-nObama Usurper
“So-Called” Judge Blocks Trump EO...
by Rick Wells
{} ~ As was expected, a second libtard “bench warming commander-in-chief” has been secured by the anti-American left to block the second Trump executive order banning travel from terrorist nations and the forced importation of people with a high terrorist probability... This time the globalist puppet resides and operates in Paul Ryan’s home state of Wisconsin. He’s a “so-called” judge named William Conley, mud for short. As expected, Conley was appointed by Hussein liar-nObama to his current position in 2009. Nothing says thank you like overstepping your authority and advancing the shadow government. On Friday Conley issued a Temporary Restraining Order on the new Trump executive order, EO 13780, on behalf of a man with a family member in Syria who has applied for asylum and unhappy that their demands to be let into the US for a slice of the free pie and caliphate creation have been delayed. No mention is made as to whether or not that plaintiff is an American citizen, but it’s a safe assumption that this is a case of chain migration via refugee system abuse. If they don’t state it’s an American, it’s usually because it’s not an American. Still, somehow, according to these liberal screwballs, the President of the United States has less rights to protect the nation than one foreigner on foreign soil has to demand he be allowed entry into our country...
White House's Own Words Admit
Validity of CIA Leaks
by C. Mitchell Shaw
{} ~ Recent statements by the CIA and White House, coupled with the FBI's investigation into the source of the leaked CIA documents published by WikiLeaks, serve as admissions that the disclosures are genuine... In the wake of the WikiLeaks revelations about the CIA’s secret and possibly illegal hacking operation, the agency is scrambling for cover and damage control. And even as the CIA and many in the mainstream media give the impression that the documents and files released by WikiLeaks may not be genuine, the FBI has launched an investigation into the source of the leak. Moreover, at least one current and one former intelligence official have indicated that the documents either came from a server operated by a CIA contractor or from a CIA employee. And an official statement by the CIA also indictaes that the information is valid. “Investigators say that the leak was the work not of a hostile foreign power like Russia but of a disaffected insider, as WikiLeaks suggested when it released the documents Tuesday.”...

Trump’s Unique Opportunity
to Reform Social Security
by Jonathan Iwaskiw
{} ~ As President Donald Trump is preparing his first budget submission to the Congress, he should consider making Social Security reform a priority... The future of the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance and disability programs, and their impact on American families, the federal budget, and the economy, are issues too big to ignore. Social Security reform is needed, and ever more urgently. Social Security is fiscally unsustainable. The primary program under Social Security—the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Program—has been running cash-flow deficits for the past six years, meaning it has to cash in IOUs from the federal treasury and thereby increase the national debt...
Washington Still Reels From the Quake of 2016
by Peggy Noonan
{} ~ If Democrats have a brain in their head, they’ll let Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch sail through the Senate. He’s too attractive. He has been frank and respectful in his meetings with them. He’s been candid about the man who nominated him, Donald Trump, to the reported irritation of the president. He is a thinker of clear conservative leanings who cannot be painted as radical because he’s radical as warm milk. His decisions tend to be plain, direct yet highly literate; in one he diagramed a sentence. He’s a friendly persuader with a serious intellectual background (Marshall Scholar at Oxford) and personal dignity.

Sharp and uniform opposition to him would look radical.

Democrats should make critical or reserved speeches at the confirmation hearings next month and then softly vote yes. They should make a show of their desire to be fair, impartial, Constitution-minded. Then they should try to kill the next nomination as a bridge too far, while hiding behind the good faith they showed in accepting Judge Gorsuch.

Do Senate Democrats have a brain in their heads? They do.

It’s good to be Judge Gorsuch. It’s going to be bad to be the man or woman who follows him.

*   *   *

Everyone in journalism has tried to sum up the first month of Donald Trump. The problem for all of us is that the act of defining tends to impose form on what is by nature formless. New administrations always are. This one is different only in the difficulty of getting its nominees through, and getting others to join them. Two weeks ago, walking around the Old Executive Office Building, all I could think was how empty and quiet the place seemed. My old office was shut with a big weird lock. The office across the hall had the door open and was brightly lit but was also apparently unoccupied. My impression after an afternoon in the White House complex: The lights are on but nobody’s home.

It can be said of many if not most in Washington that they still have a concussed look. They’re like people after an earthquake. At some point you go out looking for water and provisions and you wind up getting lost because the ground around you has been torn up and old markers flattened.

Among the lost: the American Conservative Union, whose annual Conservative Political Action Conference used to be too sober and now is too giddy.

Hapless congressmen and senators being yelled at in town halls.

And Speaker Paul Ryan, who Wednesday rode a horse along the Rio Grande. He meant to show skeptical conservatives he means it about border security, but he looked like someone on his way to club the serfs.

CPAC, in its famous Milo invitation, was trying to be inclusive and trying to be cool. Inclusive is good, especially toward those who’ve been told, or concluded on their own, that they’re not all that welcome. But you can’t include those who speak sweetly of child sexual abuse. You don’t want them in your tent. As for trying to be cool, conservatives are not cool, that’s what’s cool about them. It’s their job to be serious, thoughtful, mature in their judgment—mature, period. It was excellent, however, on Thursday to see Dan Schneider, the ACU’s executive director, do what the president should have done long ago and go after the so-called alt-right, scoring them as racist, anti-Semitic whack-jobs: “This group,” he said, “they are not us. The alt-right ain’t right at all.”

Well done, mature grown-up. That was cool.

*   *   *

An odd thing about the president—and this has contributed to the general lostness of Washington—is that he doesn’t perform a primary and obvious function of presidents, which is to argue for things. You make a decision, unveil a program, and make a case for its excellence. The other side then argues back. In the ensuing back-and-forth, voters get the contours of what’s being proposed.

This president doesn’t argue, he only announces. He asserts. Previous presidents in their early speeches were always making the case for a certain advancement. Not to do so is a waste of the biggest mic in the world.

The populists or economic nationalists of the Trump administration have, on some level and at the moment, swept the party. Now they’re trying to own it. But you don’t hear from them much about the meaning and content of their endeavor. And the symbolism that keeps cropping up around the White House, or rather Mar-a-Lago, is odd. In Palm Beach, Fla., cabinet members and top administration officials swept into the birthday party of Steve Schwarzman, chairman of the president’s Strategic and Policy Forum. It was black tie, lavish, with trapeze artists and “a massive fireworks display on the Intracoastal Waterway,” as Town & Country reported. Mr. Schwarzman has been admired in this space for his great generosity to Catholic education. And it’s his money, as they say. But it is odd to see such un-self-conscious excess when you’re thinking Populist New Wave.

Early word on the president’s budgetary framework is also startling, and adds to the confusion. He’ll cut waste, he says. Good. Beyond that, his plans sound pretty standard Republican. But Mr. Trump didn’t campaign as a standard Republican. He didn’t stress slashing funding or forcing down the debt. It is legitimate to wonder if Republicans in Congress are trying to tug the White House more toward what used to be called green-eyeshade Republicanism—“we’re just a bunch of accountants and bean-counters”—and away from more Trumpian campaign vows such as infrastructure spending.

This week Mike Allen, in his morning Axios newsletter, reported Capitol Hill is currently overstuffed with legislation, and GOP strategists say there’s a new plan to roll out a big program to rebuild roads and airports. They’ll push it off until next year. The thinking is that Democrats are likelier to back such a costly scheme closer to the midterm elections.

That struck me as exactly wrong. The first year’s legislative agenda defines a new administration. Early programs stand out before everything, in the following three years, becomes a blur. Infrastructure is part of why Donald Trump was hired—he’s the builder, the magnate. It was for his supporters not a secondary but a primary issue—build something, do something. The unions and trade organizations back it, as would Americans who are nervous now whenever they go through a tunnel. Big endeavors can be promising in ways that aren’t always calculable. You can add a mentoring program to get teenagers, especially boys, off their couches and into the world of workers, especially men, who know how to do something and can teach it. That would be valuable to our culture.

The Democrats will have a hard time opposing such a bill in 2018? They’ll have a hard time opposing it now. And constituents aren’t stupid. They’ll remember in ’18 what a congressman didn’t do in ’17.

Anyway, one wonders if the White House is getting snookered by longtime Hill urchins, or snookering itself.

Twenty-sixteen was an earthquake. The ground beneath Washington’s feet shifted. People here need to get over their shock and start recognizing the new lay of the land.

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Newsweek’s Headquarters
Raided By The NYPD

The headquarters of Newsweek was raided by the NYPD Thursday morning. Police reportedly took photos of the magazine’s servers.

New York Post reports:

About two dozen NYPD officers and investigators from the Manhattan district attorney’s office raided the offices of Newsweek and its parent company, IBT Media, on Thursday.

IBT Media was co-founded by Jonathan Davis and Etienne Uzac. The IRS placed a $1.2 million federal tax lien against Uzac in December 2017.

The agents were said to be photographing servers in the offices, but not downloading any files at the offices on 7 Hanover Square, according to sources.

Few details have emerged from the raid.

“Looking into reports that the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office @ManhattanDA raided Newsweek/IBT Offices today….sources say police have been there for hours. The DA has declined to comment,” tweeted reporter Avi Asher-Schapiro.

Newsweek is also in the news Thursday after an “insider” told The Wrap editor Jon Levine that the magazine has abandoned journalism for “rage clicks,” in the Trump-era.

“Newsweek was once a premiere media organization and an incredible springboard for young journalists hoping to grow a name for themselves,” the source told Levine.

“The company culture has turned the newsroom into a toxic work environment, while the publication has descended into a content farm for last-resort clickbait,” the source added.


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