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Restoring Military Readiness
 Will Take Time and Money
by Todd Johnson
Ending TPS for Salvadorans Is More Than It Appears
by Thomas Gallatin:  The Department of Homeland Security announced Monday that it would not renew Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 200,000 Salvadorans, which had allowed them to legally live and work in the U.S. since 2001. The TPS program established by Congress in 1990 via the Immigration Act was promoted as a means for the U.S. to offer temporary resident status to foreign peoples suffering from armed conflict, environmental disaster or other extraordinary circumstances in their home countries. In practice, however, TPS has primarily served as a backdoor means of conferring amnesty to hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens.

          By refusing to renew these Salvadorans’ TPS, President Donald Trump is once again establishing Rule of Law, while at the same time ratcheting up pressure on Democrats who have been threatening a government shutdown over DACA. None of these Salvadorans are under immediate threat of deportation. They will continue to enjoy legal resident status and work permits up to September 2019. Trump has correctly interpreted the TPS law’s temporary provision and has essentially thrown the issue back to Congress. It will now be up to members of the legislative branch to wrestle with finding a “solution” to prevent deportation or to simply allow the TPS law to be enforced as written.
          Again, this is chess, not checkers. Trump is setting the stage for facing off with Democrats over DACA and the border wall. Democrats, who have long resisted serious illegal immigration controls because they’re after votes, understand that the wall represents not only a physical barrier but also a sustained, long-term commitment by the federal government to finally stem the problem. DACA is for Trump what China was for Nixon. In other words, Trump may be the only Republican who can get away with supporting legislation on DACA, and he knows it. That’s why the deal won’t happen if he doesn’t also get his border wall. With this latest move on TPS, Trump is simply calling the Democrats’ bluff. Will Democrat obstinacy to a border wall trump their loudly expressed concerns for Dreamers? Clearly, Trump is willing and ready to make a deal, but only a deal that reinforces and upholds the Rule of Law.  

~The Patriot Post

Ann Coulter – Trump Amnesty Get Together 
A Disaster, Lowest Day Of His Presidency
{} ~ In opening his interview with Ann Coulter, Lou Dobbs said, “You watched the, something of a love-fest in the cabinet room with the President today... with some, again, of the most unheralded Senators and Congressmen serving in either party.” Asked what she makes of it, Coulter responded, “When Kevin McCarthy is the hardliner on immigration in the room I think we can call this the lowest day in the Trump Presidency.” She says he was clearly trying to overcome and counter the bad press arising from the Michael Wolff book “by showing, ooh, he’s in command.” “But in fact what he did,” says Coulter, “was fulfill every description of him in the Michael Wolff book; he doesn’t listen, he has no command of the facts, he agrees with the last person who speaks to him...
Tucker: Where were Trump’s negotiation skills?
Explosive testimony: 
FBI had mole in Trump's circle
{} ~ One of the leading players behind the anti-Trump dossier claims the FBI had an informant inside the president’s circle... and the secret source voluntarily fed information to the federal agency. A lawyer for Fusion GPS Founder Glenn R. Simpson also claimed “somebody’s already been killed as a result of the publication of this dossier.” The bombshells come from a newly released transcript of Simpson’s interviews with members of Congress. On Aug. 22, Simpson spoke with Senate Judiciary Committee investigators for 10 hours. Simpson had requested that his 312-page testimony be released. The ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Dianne Fein-stein, D-Calif., made Simpson’s transcript public Tuesday...
Russian Hoax Dossier Has
Already Claimed A Life, Testimony Reveals
by Andrew West
{} ~ While the left may have once believed that their hope of pinning a Russian conspiracy theory on Donald Trump... was only politically dangerous for the President, there is now blood on their hands. The idea was somewhat simple, as are most concepts being floated about on the left side of American politics.  The democrats would fund opposition research into Donald Trump’s alleged connection to the Kremlin in an attempt to dissuade American conservatives from voting for the populist candidate. The left had long insinuated that Trump himself was some sort of Ruskie double agent who colluded with Vladimir Putin to steal the 2016 general election away from career criminal liar-Hillary Clinton. “No one, doesn’t elaborate on who was killed...
Drilling won't be allowed off Florida coast,
Ryan Zinke says after meeting with Gov. Rick Scott
by Josh Siege
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he won't allow oil and gas drilling off the Florida coast... after meeting with Florida Gov. Rick Scott Tuesday night. "President Trump has directed me to rebuild our offshore oil and gas program in a manner that supports our national energy policy and also takes into consideration the local and state voice," Zinke said after meeting with Scott, a Republican. "I support the governor's position that Florida is unique, and its coasts are heavily reliant on tourism as an economic driver. As a result of a discussion with Gov. Scott and his leadership, I am removing Florida from consideration for any new oil and gas platforms." An Interior Department spokesperson later clarified Zinke is removing the entire eastern Gulf of Mexico from drilling consideration...
99 Percent of "Palestine Refugees" Are Fake
by Daniel Pipes
{} ~ In the words of a veteran Washington hand, the problem of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)... the main UN agency dealing with Palestinians, is always important but never urgent. That's because President Trump tweeted "with the Palestinians no longer willing to talk peace, why should we make any of these massive future payments to them?" Then, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley added that the U.S. government is prepared to cut off funds to UNRWA. And, Axios reported, a U.S. payment of $125 million was not delivered though that was later denied. The American taxpayer is UNRWA's largest donor, paying in $370 million in 2016. Few expenses would be more satisfying to cut from the federal budget, for UNRWA has a long record of misbehavior: incitement against Israel, supporting violent attacks on Jews, corruption, and perpetuating rather than ending the refugee problem. Not surprisingly, many attempts have been made in Congress to cut its funding. But, as Steven J. Rosen documented with regard to ten initiatives in the years 1999-2014, every one of them ended in failure because of Israeli government opposition...
Restoring Military Readiness Will Take Time and Money
by Todd Johnson:  It was just under a year and half ago that then-candidate Donald Trump was campaigning to eliminate the sequester on defense spending, as well as increase troop levels and military spending on weapons.

          He more than lived up to that campaign promise when he signed the $700 billion 2018 National Defense Authorization Act last December. The congressional authorization was championed by many Republican representatives and senators as being badly needed for the defense of the nation.
          The bill authorizes that numerous weapons systems, including 90 F-35s, 24 F/A-18s, and three littoral combat ships, be added to U.S. military formations in the future. However, these items won’t be arriving anytime soon. Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan stated as much last month when he told reporters that weapons modernization takes time and that no new spending can take place until Congress decides to eliminate the Budget Control Act of 2011, better known as the sequester.
          Yet more troubling than the long procurement cycles for new weapons is the fact that the services are currently finding it difficult to maintain or grow their organizations without compromising standards, let alone to the levels that President Trump wants for the future.
          Recruitment challenges are nothing new for the U.S. military, but the dynamics of finding qualified individuals in the 21st century is a real problem. Recent numbers show that 70% of 17-24 year-olds don’t even meet the minimum requirements for military service. According to the Defense Department, “Only 1% of young people are both ‘eligible and inclined to have conversation with’ the military about possible service.” The pool of recruits has shrunk even more over the last couple of years as the unemployment rate has dropped to record lows, so the services have found themselves having to be creative in recruiting and reenlistment practices.
          The U.S. Army recently announced, and later rescinded, a plan to provide waivers to individuals who had a history of mental issues, including bipolar disorders and self-mutilation. Last year, the Army accepted 50% more Category 4 recruits — individuals who score in the bottom third of military exams — than in 2016.
          The U.S. Navy last month pushed out several policy changes designed to keep individuals in the active component. The changes include allowing individuals who fail the physical fitness test twice to remain on active duty. Vice Adm. Robert Burke, the chief of naval personnel, wrote in a message to the fleet, “Adjustments to physical readiness program policies reflect a continued emphasis to invest in and retain our most important resource, our sailors.
          Lastly, the Air Force continues to grapple with a shortage of pilots and the problem is getting worse. According to recent reports, the USAF is short almost 2,000 pilots and much of the blame is directed at the combination of multiple overseas tours and the airline industry aggressively pursuing talent. The Air Force has attempted to stem the exodus through a combination of bonuses and a reduction of administrative duties but it hasn’t worked.
          Meanwhile, the pace of U.S. military operations around the globe continues to grow and the time is soon approaching when the services will find themselves having to drop standards to even lower levels in order to meet manning requirements. This impending disaster must be avoided at all costs, which is why the Joint Chiefs must work with the secretary of Defense and other administration officials on how to avoid this potential crisis.
          The strength of the American military has always been its people and that’s why it’s important that the services not relax personnel standards in order to meet artificial strength levels. It’s not good for the long term health of organization, our relationships with our allies, and most importantly, our nation’s ability to fight and win our future conflicts and wars.  ~The Patriot Pos

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Foul-Mouthed Vicente Fox: Donald Trump Has
Ruined The American Dream For Non-Americans

Wasn’t that the point of his election? Foul-mouthed former Mexican President Vicente Fox attacked President Trump in a recent Newsweek op-ed.

Fox wrote that Trump has “ended the American dream for hundreds of thousands of Americans and non-Americans.”

The globalists and American left believe US presidents should put the well-being of foreigners above the well-being of American citizens.

Donald Trump rejects this belief.

The Hill reported:

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox slammed President Trump in a new op-ed Monday, claiming that Trump has killed the American dream.

“It has been more than a year since Donald Trump was elected, and since then he has tweeted more policies and complaints than any other political leader,” Fox wrote in an op-ed for Newsweek. “He has put international relations at risk and ended the American dream for hundreds of thousands of Americans and non-Americans. Is there anything he hasn’t done?”

The frequent Trump critic blasted the president for his threats on Twitter, including his recent suggestion that immigration enforcement from Mexico could become a condition in the ongoing North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations.

“Today we continue renegotiating the treaty because of good old Donald’s whims, we keep listening to him whining, and reading his conditions on Twitter; the most recent one is that the Dreamers depend on the construction of the f—ing wall,” Fox wrote.


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