~ Featuring ~
It's the Cronyism, Stupid 
by Nate Jackson
Wednesday Top Headlines 
by Political Editors:  Gary Cohn, Trump’s top economic adviser, resigns amid differences on trade policy (The Washington Post)
How the U.S. squandered its steel superiority — unfair trade practices of foreign nations had nothing to do with it (Bloomberg)
DOJ sues California over “interference” with immigration enforcement (Fox News)
Donald Trump right on immigration, gang violence, Sweden finds (The Washington Times)
CIA warns of extensive Chinese operation to infiltrate American academic institutions (The Washington Free Beacon)
DIA: China, Russia engaged in low-level warfare against U.S. (The Washington Free Beacon)
Stanford rejects College Republicans logo — because it includes an American flag (College Fix)
Surrounded by armed security, hypocritical celebs lecture America on guns (Fox News Insider)
Hero student of Parkland massacre files suit against Sheriff’s office and school (The Daily Wire)
Baltimore mayor pledges to send 3,000 students to anti-gun violence march (The Hill)
Study: Women leaving STEM fields to pursue “social justice” degrees (PJ Media)
Policy: Heritage ranked No. 1 globally for impact on public policy (The Heritage Foundation)
Policy: Be wary of North Korea’s sudden turn towards diplomacy (New York Post)   ~The Patriot Post
Intel Chairman Nunes Updates on Brennan,
Clapper, Dossier-FISA Investigation 
{ } ~ Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes gives America an update on his investigation into Democrat Deep State corruption and subversion... He begins with the dozen high profile Democrat officials he sent a list of ten questions to regarding the ill-gotten FISA warrants to spy on liar-Clinton and Democrat Party’s opponent, Donald Trump. Nunes says most of the twelve who have already been sent the letter have responded, “there are a few people who have asked for an additional week,” which was granted. He says, “There are a few people, though, that are not responding.” Nunes says, “They seem to have went dark. However, if they do not respond here shortly, they will be getting subpoenaed to appear before Congress to be treated with a deposition.” Martha MacCallum asks, “And did John Brennan and James Clapper respond to your questions?” Nunes replies that they did...
SOUTHCOM Tidd: China Making Aggressive
Investments in South, Central America
by John Grady
{ } ~ Chinese businesses are exploring land development deals near the Panama Canal and offering their skills in building the region’s information technology infrastructure... These are prime examples of Beijing’s stepped-up economic involvement in the Western Hemisphere, the senior American military official for Central and South America told reporters Monday. Speaking at a Pentagon press session, Adm. Kurt Tidd said the “economic competition” with the United States in Central and South America and the Caribbean is a demonstration of how other nations, including Russia and Iran, seek openings and influence in countries historically and physically close to the United States. Their goal, “is to undermine our partnerships,” he said. As an example, last summer, Panama broke off diplomatic relations with Taiwan under pressure from China and established them with Beijing. Since then, one project the Chinese started, with a Belgian firm, is building a port and terminal for cruise ships near the entrance to the Panama Canal... 
Billionaire Paul Allen Finds 
Lost World War II Carrier USS Lexington
by Sam LaGrone
{ } ~ Billionaire-turned-explorer Paul Allen has discovered the missing wreck of the World War II carrier USS Lexington (CV-2)... at the bottom of the Coral Sea. The crew of his personal research ship R/V Petrel found the missing ship two miles below the surface and about 500 miles off the eastern coast of Australia, he announced on Monday. “To pay tribute to the USS Lexington and the brave men that served on her is an honor,” Allen said in a statement. “As Americans, all of us owe a debt of gratitude to everyone who served and who continue to serve our country for their courage, persistence and sacrifice.”...
How Congress Can Provide Relief 
From Looming liar-nObamacare Mandates
by Whitney Jones 
President Donald Trump’s historic tax reform legislation repealed, among other things, liar-nObamacare’s individual mandate tax penalty... Effective in 2019, the IRS will no longer penalize Americans for not purchasing a federally approved health insurance plan. Unfortunately, Congress failed to repeal the even more economically disruptive employer mandate that forces businesses to pay tax penalties for not offering their employees liar-nObamacare’s required level of health benefits. The liar-nObamacare mandate requires employers with 50 or more full-time employees to provide proof of insurance coverage to the IRS. Businesses face the risk of tax penalties if they do not provide government-stipulated “minimum essential coverage” to employees who work at least 30 hours a week... 
liar-nObama Mandate Threatened My 
College’s Right to Exist. Here’s How 
Religious Liberty Won.
by Diana Verm 
It was my time as a student at Wheaton College that helped me decide to become a lawyer... I never imagined that I’d have to spend six years of my legal career defending Wheaton’s right to exist. Thankfully, that six-year fight came to an end last week. The struggle began in 2011 when the liar-nObama administration tried to use the Affordable Care Act to force religious organizations to pay for drugs and services that violated their religious beliefs. Through an unconstitutional mandate, the government tried nine different ways to achieve the same goal: forcing religious schools, orders, nonprofits, and businesses to give up their religious beliefs as the price of admission to life in the public square... 

It's the Cronyism, Stupid 

by Nate Jackson:  A funny thing happened on the way to Delta Air Lines showcasing its “woke” political activism — it lost $40 million to the state of Georgia, where its Atlanta hub is. Delta was one of the numerous companies that, in knee-jerk response to the Florida massacre, dumped partnerships with the NRA. The shooting had nothing to do with the NRA, but grandstanding trumped common sense. As we noted at the time, Georgia Republicans responded almost immediately by refusing to restore Delta’s tax break.

          Erick Erickson explains, “Up until a couple of years ago, Delta had a special perk in the Georgia tax code. It was exempt from paying sales tax on aviation fuel. Other airlines had to pay the tax. Delta did not. When the state reassessed how it calculates and collects transportation taxes during the recession, Delta lost its perk. Delta has lobbied for it ever since.” And the air line won’t get it back.
          Now for the even funnier thing — because criteria for the NRA discount was so specific, just 13 Delta passengers ever bought tickets with it. Losing $40 million for 13 people works out to about $3 million per discounted ticket. In other words, these corporate do-gooders just made one really expensive virtue signal.
          Still, as much fun as schadenfreude can be, this leads us to the larger point that cronyist tax breaks are a fundamentally bad idea. Unfortunately, every state and governor, as well as every city and mayor and every elected official of either party anywhere in between, offers sweetheart tax deals to corporations for locating in that city or state. Bipartisanship! And this corrupt income redistribution leads to all kinds of ugly stuff. For one thing, Delta lobbies in Georgia for all sorts of leftist causes and against conservative ones — like the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which Republican Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed in 2016. In this case, however, Delta probably has a case that Georgia Republicans are violating its “freedom of association” rights by using the tax code as retribution for a political stance. Neither would be an issue if it weren’t for such anti-free-market favoritism in the tax code.
          What Delta did was inexcusable political opportunism, but the greater fault lies with Georgia and every other state that favors big, leftist corporations at the expense of small businesses and American taxpayers.  ~The Patriot Pos

Views: 9


You need to be a member of Tea Party Command Center to add comments!

Join Tea Party Command Center



Rush Limbaugh Explains How Robert Mueller
Will Attempt To Financially Destroy President Trump

 Special Counsel Robert Mueller has crossed President Trump’s “red line” after issuing a subpoena for documents related to the Trump Organization’s business dealings with Russia.

New York Times reports:

The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has subpoenaed the Trump Organization to turn over documents, including some related to Russia, according to two people briefed on the matter. The order is the first known time that the special counsel demanded documents directly related to President Trump’s businesses, bringing the investigation closer to the president. […] The Trump Organization has said that it never had real estate holdings in Russia, but witnesses recently interviewed by Mr. Mueller have been asked about a possible real estate deal in Moscow. In 2015, a longtime business associate of Mr. Trump’s emailed Mr. Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen at his Trump Organization account claiming he had ties to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia and said that building a Trump Tower in Moscow would help Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign.

Radio host Rush Limbaugh theorized on his program Friday that one of Mueller’s true objectives is to financially destroy President Trump.

Partial transcript via Breitbart News:

And these requests, the subpoena for documents from the Trump Organization, I ask you again, what has that to do with the campaign and with collusion and with the Russians? They’ve already been looking into Trump business in Russia with the Miss, what is it, USA, whatever his pageant is.

Do you all remember during the early days of the campaign there was news that Trump, in a tax return something like 20 years ago, took a $900 million deduction that was granted and survived an audit by the IRS? Now, I forget the details. It had to do with losses that he had incurred in that year in building things. It was around 900 or $920 million deduction. I’ll never forget when it was reported because most people will never come close to ever having that in a lifetime, and to have a guy personally write that much off?

Anyway, I think Mueller wants that $920 million back. I think Mueller wants to prove that that was a faulty deduction. I think that they want to go back, they want to get Trump’s tax returns because they want to nullify that $900 million deduction, and then they want to collect 20 years of interest and penalties and wipe Trump out.

In the meantime, President Trump’s lawyers are in the process of negotiating with special counsel Robert Mueller to bring the Russia probe to an end, reports Rebecca Ballhaus and Peter Nicholas of the Wall Street Journal.

Mueller’s tentacles continue to reach further and further.

CNN reported that investigators are attempting to determine whether former Blackwater chief Erik Prince misled the  House Intelligence Committee about a meeting he had in Seychelles in January of 2017.

Prince is accused of using the meeting as an opportunity to establish a secret back channel with Russia.

Fox News’ Catherine Herridge spoke with one of President Trump’s personal lawyers about the new subpoena request by Special Counsel Mueller.

According to Herridge, Trump’s lawyer was unaware of the subpoena and said it may be a ‘wrap up’ subpoena or ‘clean up’ subpoena which may signal the end of the investigation.


© 2018   Created by Steve - Ning Creator.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service