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Hope Hicks to return to White House
By MORGAN CHALFANT & BRETT SAMUELS
{ thehill.com } ~ Hope Hicks is returning to the White House as a counselor to President Trump and senior adviser... Trump's former communications director will work as a senior adviser for Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner's office, the White House confirmed Thursday. Hicks is likely to return to the White House sometime in early March, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said, though she noted that “details are still being determined.” One of the president’s longest-serving aides, Hicks stepped down from her position in February 2018. She has since been working as an executive vice president and chief communications officer at Fox, which operates properties like Fox News and Fox Sports. Hicks was one of the president’s closest advisers dating back to the launch of his campaign in 2015 and worked in the press office at the White House, including as communications director. Hicks has a strong relationship with the president and a number of other administration officials, though much has changed since she last worked in the West Wing...
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Renewable Power Theater of the Absurd
By Norman Rogers
{ americanthinker.com } ~ Along with many other states, California, Arizona and Nevada all have “renewable portfolio laws.” California requires that 60% of its electric power be from renewable sources by 2030... Nevada requires 50% by 2030. Arizona requires 15% by 2025. Renewable power is defined by law in each state, but usually it amounts to wind or solar. One might think that having a quota for renewable power means that the power has to be generated by wind or solar and consumed within the state. There is a loophole. The “renewable attribute” can be legally separated from the actual power. So, the power can be consumed in one place, but a different place gets credit as if it had actually consumed the renewable power. For example, a wind farm in Colorado can generate a megawatt hour of electricity. The power is actually sold and consumed in Colorado, but California gets credit for a megawatt hour of renewable power. The Colorado wind farm in the normal course of events can sell the abstract credit, known as an RPC or Renewable Power Certificate to California. California needs credits to meet it renewable power quota, so it is willing to pay, for what is a piece of paper. The wind farm can also sell the real electric power separately to someone who is willing to buy electricity that comes without the renewable power attribute, because the renewable power attribute has been sold to California. This is a legal way to convert power from fossil fuels into renewable power, or to meet a renewable power quota without actual renewable power. Sometimes the certificate may be more valuable than the power. In fact, sometimes the power may literally be worth less than nothing. At certain times California has too much solar power that it can’t use because it would destabilize the grid. When the power is worth less than nothing, the producer will have to pay someone to use the power. Someone has to use the power or there can’t be a certificate. That would be a counterfeit certificate. You can’t just throw the power away. That would negate the whole rationale. You might think that any state would be happy to accept free power, but it may be inconvenient for technical or economic reasons, or it may just be that only one party is available that can take the power and they can exercise monopoly power and make the party trying to get rid of the power pay for the privilege. A similar situation exists in the spring with wind power in the Pacific Northwest. Wind power receives a 2.4 cents per kilowatt hour subsidy from the federal government. But in the spring, there is a surplus of hydroelectric power due to plentiful rainfall. The wind power suppliers pay power consumers to take their power so they can get the federal subsidy. The hydroelectric suppliers have no motive to do the same because they don’t get a subsidy. So, the hydroelectric suppliers spill the excess water and some electricity users get paid rather than billed for their power. This is known as a market distortion caused by the government...   https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/02/renewable_power_... 

Liberal Groups and High-Powered Lawyers 
Swarm Detroit to Keep Dead Voters on Rolls
By Joe Schoffstall
{ freebeacon.com } ~ Liberal groups and high-powered New York attorneys swooped into Detroit this week to help the city fight a lawsuit over its voter roll irregularities... which included thousands of deceased individuals appearing on the rolls. The League of Women Voters of Michigan and its Detroit chapter filed a motion to intervene on behalf of Detroit city clerk Janice Winfrey and Director of Elections George Azzouz. Winfrey and Azzouz were sued in December by the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), an election integrity group. The officials had ignored PILF's requests to inspect Detroit's voter registrations after the group discovered thousands of ineligible voters on the city's rolls. The Brennan Center for Justice, a progressive policy institute at New York University School of Law, will help the League fight PILF's lawsuit. Myrna Pérez, the center's director of voting rights and elections programs, and Eliza Sweren-Becker, counsel in the center's Democracy Program, signed on to the motion. New York-based attorneys from the Paul Weiss law firm, where former scumbag/liar-nObama attorney general Loretta Lynch is a partner, also joined the motion. The liberal groups and attorneys are converging on Detroit as part of a broader campaign against alleged efforts to "purge" individuals from voter rolls. Democrats have built a massive network of nonprofit groups, funded by scumbag-George Soros and other liberal donors, to oppose Republican-backed voting initiatives such as voter identification laws. Michigan is a significant target for such efforts given its "swing state" status; Trump won the state by just 10,000 votes in the 2016 election. "The national 2020 elections will be held in less than nine months," the League states in its motion. "If a resolution of this matter—whether by court order or through a negotiated settlement—results in an aggressive purge and a heightened standard for voter list maintenance beyond reasonableness, the League may not have significant time to remedy the issue." Logan Churchwell, communications director for PILF, said the groups still have to convince the court they belong in the room...
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Iran, Not Saudi Arabia, Is to Blame 
for Yemen's Humanitarian Crisis
by Con Coughlin
{ gatestoneinstitute.org } ~ In the five years since Yemen was plunged into its bitter civil war, it has invariably been the Saudi-led coalition, which enjoys the support of the US, Britain and France, that has been blamed... for causing what is widely regarded as the world's greatest humanitarian disaster. Throughout the conflict the main focus of coverage in most of the Western media has been on the role played by the Saudi military in intensifying the conflict, with Riyadh taking the lion's share of the blame for the estimated 100,000 Yemenis that have died. The Saudis, it is true, have not always covered themselves in glory in the way they have conducted the military campaign, with frequent  reports of Saudi warplanes attacking civilian targets. The Saudis, though, are not the only outside power that has involved itself in the Yemeni conflict. The Houthi rebels, who provoked the civil war in the first place by overthrowing the country's democratically elected president, Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, in 2014, have received backing from Iran, with the Revolutionary Guards regularly supplying the Houthis with weapons, including long-range missiles. The Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, moreover, have been instrumental in escalating the conflict. Not only has the steady flow of weapons smuggled in from Tehran enabled the Houthis to sustain their offensive against the Saudi-led coalition. It has also enabled the Houthis to expand the conflict well beyond Yemen's borders by using Iranian-made missiles to launch a series of attacks against neighbouring Saudi Arabia. Now, as the humanitarian crisis reaches a critical juncture, with an estimated 80% of Yemen's 24 million population in need of assistance, aid organisations are finally waking up to the central role the Iranian-backed Houthis have played in creating the disaster. As humanitarian officials prepare to meet in Brussels this week -- Thursday -- to discuss the Yemeni aid crisis, the main topic of discussion will be what has been described as the unprecedented and unacceptable obstruction tactics being employed by the Houthis that are preventing vital aid supplies from reaching the country's starving population...  https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/15581/iran-not-saudi-arabia-is-t... 

Are we prepared? Protecting 
the US from global pandemics
by Scott Gottlieb
{ aei.org } ~ The epidemic spread of coronavirus in China — along with community transmission in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan — sharply increase the chance that we endure pandemic spread... Worse still, the novel coronavirus may become endemic. It could take a new position as a more sinister member of the seasonal pathogens that circulate each year and infect humans. The next month is critical. We must prepare for the prospect that the virus evaded our border protections and was already introduced into the U.S. in late December or early January — when it first appears to have become epidemic in China’s Hubei province. Those index cases could have seeded community spread, and eventually, outbreaks could emerge in America. We have the capacity to contain small outbreaks. But we need to be vigilant and ready. Models suggest that from the time of first introduction of the virus into China — which we now suspect occurred sometime in November — to the time of epidemic spread in China, was about 10 weeks. The experience in the U.S. is likely to be different, not least because our awareness of this risk is prompting collective action that can limit spread. But China’s experience shows that if cases were imported into the U.S. in early January and remain undetected, then we could still be early in our own evolution toward broader outbreaks. Right now, we’re depending largely on clinical surveillance as our primary tool for identifying potential outbreaks since we’re just now deploying diagnostic tools to the Laboratory Response Network. Moreover, we still haven’t broadened our screening criteria to include patients who don’t have a connection to recent travel to China. This limits our ability to identify secondary spread. So, we may know we’re experiencing outbreaks of this disease only when a cluster of cases of atypical pneumonia present to a hospital and trigger closer scrutiny by health officials. By that time, there could be dozens or even hundreds of cases in a local community. Controlling broader spread could become a challenge...
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Sudan reaches settlement with 
families of USS Cole victims
By David Aaro
{ foxnews.com } ~ Sudan's justice ministry said Thursday that a settlement was reached for the families of U.S. Navy sailors killed and injured in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen... The agreement was reached last week. The country is making an effort to be taken off the U.S. terrorism list. The Al Qaeda attack killed 17 sailors and wounded 39 others. It was the deadliest attack against a navy vessel since 1987. Sudan was accused of providing the terror group with support. Authorities in Sudan's transitional government have been desperate to lift its designation as a state sponsor of terror the country has had had since 1993, with the hope this settlement will have them taken off the list. No details of the settlement were added besides their statement. New leaders in Sudan said they aren't responsible for the attack and negotiated to settlement to get rid of old claims inherited by the previous regime of former president Omar al Bashir. There was no immediate comment from Washington. Sudan's information minister and interim government spokesman, Faisal Saleh, told The Associated Press that Justice Minister Nasr-Eddin Abdul-Bari had traveled last week to Washington to sign the deal that included compensations for both the wounded and those killed...   https://www.foxnews.com/world/sudan-reaches-settlement-deal-reached...   
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More Winning
  Gary Bauer
 

The White House announced Thursday that U.S. forces took out Qasim al-Rimi, the leader of Al Qaeda in Yemen and a top deputy to Al-Qaeda’s “supreme leader” Ayman al-Zawahiri. Al-Rimi is at least the fourth major terrorist leader taken out by the Trump administration and our tremendous warriors.

The Trump economy continues to defy all expectations. Last month, 225,000 new jobs were created, greatly exceeding the 158,000 predicted by most economists. Wages also rose more than expected.

For years, the so-called “experts” told us that just 125,000 to 150,000 new jobs each month was the “new normal” and the best we could hope for. These same “experts” blasted President Trump for cracking down on illegal immigration because we supposedly needed more workers. Well, there are clearly plenty of Americans still looking for work and willing to work.

By the way, House Democrats Thursday passed a bill allowing illegal immigrants to sue their employers for damages, while also allowing labor unions to recruit illegal immigrants as members. Just another example of the left putting American workers last. Thankfully, this bill is DOA in the Senate.

In other news, a federal appeals court dismissed another frivolous case filed by House Democrats against President Trump’s businesses.

And finally, one of the president’s primary opponents  dropped out Thursday. 

Donald Trump is committed to testing his claim that we would “get tired of winning” under his presidency. Just speaking for myself, there’s a long away to go before I get tired of it! 

In the meantime, enjoy this video. It is a good reminder of what America is all about and a great ad for Donald Trump!

rino-Romney the Righteous

Ponder this: rino-Mitt Romney went to the floor of the Senate to congratulate himself for his moral superiority  because he voted to convict an innocent man. In my view, he’s not much better than “Pete the Pious.”

The Ayatollah’s “Final Solution”

As you know, President Trump recently proposed a bold peace plan that envisions a strong and secure Israel, as well as a free and economically thriving Palestinian state. While no one in the Middle East wants peace more than Israelis, sadly, there are many who do not want peace with the Jewish state or even a piece of it.

This week, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, vowed to resist the president’s peace plan and to continue supporting terrorism against the “Zionist entity." Khamenei declared:

What is the remedy [to the Trump plan]? The remedy is bold resistance. The Palestinian nation, personages and organizations should force out the Zionists and the U.S. with their selfless Jihad. This is the only effective solution…

Of course, I believe that the Palestinian armed organizations are going to resist; they will continue the resistance. The solution is resistance…

We, the system of the Islamic Republic, consider it to be our duty to support the Palestinian resistance groups. We are going to support them, as much as we can and with all the means at our disposal.

This is the real obstacle to peace in the Middle East, not homes for Jews in Judea and Samaria. Iran, not Israel, is the source of virtually all the chaos and instability in the Middle East. 

Iran is funding Hamas, Hezbollah, and Islamic Jihad. Iran is propping up Assad in Syria and supporting the militias that are butchering innocent Iraqis. Iran is backing the Houthi rebels in Yemen. 

While I applaud efforts to negotiate peace between Israel and the Palestinians, too often the West has misdirected its focus by asking Israel to make concessions. But Israel isn’t the problem. 

The Iranian regime is not interested in peace, and it will not allow Palestinians to make peace with Israel. The ayatollah has repeatedly called for his own "final solution” — a second Holocaust through the “annihilation” of the Jewish state. And that is why the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure campaign” against the ayatollah’s regime is so vital. 

If the Islamic Republic of Iran ends its state sponsorship of terrorism and ends its expansionist ambitions, then and only then may there be a real chance for peace in the Middle East.   ~The Patriot Post

https://patriotpost.us/opinion/68458?mailing_id=4854&utm_medium... 

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Comment by Rudy Tirre on February 14, 2020 at 10:42am

Bonnie

Its really ashame the liberals and legal lawyers are going for it to keep someone who has passed away on the voting books. I am sure they have a way to vote for them.

Comment by Bonnie Somer on February 14, 2020 at 10:28am

i believe that the problem with our voting is ILLEGALS THAT IS HOW WE ARE LOOSING BADLY BY 2024 WE MAY HAVE A REAL ISSUE IF THAT IS NOT CLEANED UP.  OH AND HOW DO DEAD PEOPLE VOTE.  DOES SOMEONE FILL OUT A VOTER THING FOR THEM?  SERIOUSLY

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Obama Lies Again: – Ignores That The Year After Signing The Stimulus More Than (4) Million Jobs Were Lost

Former President Obama, the only President in US history who had his FBI and other Intel agencies spy on the opposition party candidate, claims that he created the great economy that Americans are enjoying today. The only thing Obama created was debt and massive job losses with his horrible economic recovery.

Yesterday the former President tweeted an effort to take credit for President Trump’s successful economy:

Joe Hoft@joehoft

Of course another @BarackObama lie. He can’t open his mouth without lying. 11 years ago the US lost (4.3) million jobs over the next 12 months. Horrible liar. https://twitter.com/barackobama/status/1229432034650722304 

Barack Obama  @BarackObama

Eleven years ago today, near the bottom of the worst recession in generations, I signed the Recovery Act, paving the way for more than a decade of economic growth and the longest streak of job creation in American history.

President Obama’s policies were a disgrace and a failure. He doubled the national debt in spite of zero interest rates from the Fed. His recovery was the worst in US history.

Also, Obama’s assertion is just plain false. The ‘Stimulus’ was passed in February 2009 right after Obama took over the Presidency. He promised to not pass any bills for at least a week to allow for the bills to be read by the people but lied as soon as he was sworn in. The Stimulus was hundreds and hundreds of pages of government handouts to Democrat districts and it was close to $1 million. This was not what America needed and it led to the Tea Party.

Far-left Wikipedia has this to say about the Stimulus:

Note that in his infinite wisdom, NYT economist Paul Krugman is credited with arguing that “the stimulus was far smaller than the economic crisis warranted”. (He also said the markets would crash and burn if President Trump was elected President.)

The data shows that the 12 months after Obama’s stimulus, the US lost 4.3 million jobs:

In Obama’s first three years he netted a loss of 1.5 million jobs compared to President Trump who has added more than 6.7 million jobs.

When it comes to the economy, the billionaire schools the community organizer every time.

Tucker: Bloomberg is trying to buy the election

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