New York residents 10 years old and up can now opt out of basic binary anatomy categories on the state’s free ID cards by selecting an “X” option instead of outmoded “male” or “female” options. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrated the milestone as one of justice, saying that “in the fairest big city
New York residents 10 years old and up can now opt out of basic binary anatomy categories on the state’s free ID cards by selecting an “X” option instead of outmoded “male” or “female” options. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrated the milestone as one of justice, saying that “in the fairest big city in America, we have a mandate to further our commitment to justice and access for all transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming New Yorkers.” The 1.25 million IDNYC holders don’t even have to stick with what they pick but can change his, her, or its gender selection at whim and for free with taxpayers footing the bill. In typical Leftist fashion, taxpayers will get stuck with the bill for liberal policy laboratory experiments.
Here’s more from PJ Media…
New York City’s free identification card, marking its launch four years ago, has added a third gender for users to select.
IDNYC is available for city residents ages 10 years and up, and was designed so that populations who might not otherwise possess a valid ID can have official photo identification, such as the homeless, undocumented immigrants, the elderly, and those who have served time behind bars.
With the ID, users can get access to city buildings and services, get discounts, get a library card, and have something to show a cop if asked for identification by police. It can’t be used to buy booze, drive, or prove the right to work in the United States.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that “in the fairest big city in America, we have a mandate to further our commitment to justice and access for all transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming New Yorkers,” so the IDNYC will reflect that.
A new ABC/WaPost poll delivered bad news for Team Pelosi-Schumer and their border security shutdown tactics with the proposed border wall soaring in popularity across America’s voter demographics. According to the poll, 7 percent more voters overall support building a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border than they did last year. Swing voters in particular favor border security with an 11 percent increase in support. Other notable demographics include a surge in support among college-educated and independent Americans. This is a swift kick in the pants for Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, who shut down Congress last week and this week are refusing to meet with President Trump, citing their wall protest. Oops.
Here’s more form Breitbart…
President Trump’s proposed wall along the United States-Mexico border has soared in popularity with American voters across the board, as he battles a split GOP-Democrat Congress to secure funding for the barrier.
The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll reveals a major shift among nearly all demographic groups across the country when it comes to support for a border wall at the southern border.
This time last year, the poll claimed that only 34 percent of voters supported a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. Today, support for the wall has climbed to 42 percent overall. Most notable, swing voters are increasingly supportive of the border wall to control immigration.
Last year, less than 30 percent of swing voters said they supported the wall. Today, their support has soared to 40 percent, an 11 percent increase in support year-to-year.
Kicking off her book tour at George Washington University, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) used the opportunity to attack the sitting President of the United States, calling Trump “gutless” while also teasing that she will be making her 2020 candidacy decision “soon.” When asked “What’s the difference between your gut and his gut?” Harris responded: “I would say that assumes facts not in evidence that he has a gut. There is a thing about leadership, which is you have to have the courage to do things that are in the best interest of the people you lead even if it is not in your personal best interest, and you can’t be gutless when it comes to making those kinds of decisions. You have to put the needs of the people above your personal needs.” Behold yet more hypocrisy, as Harris has evidently forgotten her role in the fight over the confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh a few short months ago when she spectacularly failed to “put the needs of the people above [her] personal needs” to have a pro-abortion, Leftist justice on the Supreme Court.
Here’s more from PJ Media…
WASHINGTON – Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), who said she plans to make her 2020 decision “soon,” attacked President Trump for the position he has taken on the government shutdown.
“First of all, let’s be clear, you cannot hold the American people hostage over your vanity project. I mean, but that’s what it is. That’s what it is,” Harris said on Wednesday evening during a discussion focused on her new memoir, The Truths We Hold: An American Journey, at George Washington University.
“We’ve had enough of these powerful voices that are trying to sow hate and division among us. I’m done with that. I’m really done with it because it is not only wrong from a moral perspective; it is unproductive if we actually want to be on a trajectory that is about achieving success and progress. It is morally wrong,” she added.
Harris compared Trump’s insistence on $5 billion in funding for a wall or steel barrier along the southern border to her young godson and “his train.”
Progressive socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), the self-proclaimed champion of the working class and those in need, is in hot water after her campaign was fined for failing to provide workers’ compensation coverage to its staff. According to The New York Post: “[Ocasio-Cortez] did not have the required workers’ compensation coverage from March 31, 2018, to April 30, 2018, and was issued a final penalty of $1,500, which was paid,” revealed the New York Workers’ Compensation Board. In typical liberal fashion, rules are for thee, not for me.
Here’s more from Hot Air…
Oh, the irony — at least on a small scale. The campaign for New York’s youngest House member and progressive darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got fined yesterday for failing to provide workers’ comp coverage to its staff for at least one month. The New York Post plays it straight in its report:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign was fined $1,500 by the state last year for failing to obtain workers’ compensation coverage, The Post has learned.
All employers are required under New York’s disability law to buy insurance to cover disability benefits for employees.
“The employer did not have the required workers’ compensation coverage from March 31, 2018, to April 30, 2018, and was issued a final penalty of $1,500, which was paid,” said Workers Compensation Board spokeswoman Melissa Stewart.
“This coverage is vital to ensuring workers are protected for on-the-job injuries.”
Democratic Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) just dragged her party to a new rhetorical low, alleging that President Trump’s “ultimate goal” is to make America “pure” or without “folks of color” in our country. Her statement, obviously a nod to Left wing Hitler-Trump hysteria, was made in response to MSNBC’s Chris Hayes when he asked, “Do you think that a bill can be made, or do you think this is fundamentally existential and cannot be made?” in reference to resolving the border security shutdown over funds for building the wall and maintaining the open borders status quo. Jayapal went on to predict that Trump’s firm stance to secure the border will “backfire on him.” We’ll see about that. So far, polls are squarely in favor of border security.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
Speaking with Chris Hayes on MSNBC Thursday night, Democratic Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) made an incredible and outrageous charge, saying President Trump’s “ultimate goal” is to make America “pure” and not have “folks of color” in America.
Hayes prompted the outburst by asking, “Do you think that a bill can be made or do you think this is fundamentally existential and cannot be made?”
It is fundamentally existential and if he continues to insist on a wall—you just said it so beautifully, Chris; this has never been about a wall. He actually could have gotten funding a couple of years ago, or a year ago, for a wall. It was part of a deal that was proposed, not all of us agreed with that deal but it was proposed to him and he turned it down because his ultimate goal is, as you said, to make America “pure” in the sense of not having immigrants, not having folks of color here, and shutting down every form of legal immigration.
CNN reporter Jim Acosta just inserted himself in the middle of the border security shutdown battle on Capitol Hill. In a live report, Acosta attempted to show how “safe” the U.S.-Mexico border is…while behind a border wall. He was swiftly called out by Mark Morgan, former chief of U.S. Border Patrol, for the unintentional irony of proving that President Donald Trump is right to demand border security. “I hope the American people aren’t lost on the irony that he’s standing behind a wall saying it’s peaceful. Because there’s a wall. Think about that, right? The irony there.” Morgan then challenged Acosta to report from the unfenced portion of the border at night…where real criminals are killing real Border Patrol agents every single year. Imagine that: bad guys don’t cross the border in daylight. Thanks for the tip there, Jim.
Here’s more from Washington Examiner…
The former chief of U.S. Border Patrol hit at CNN reporter Jim Acosta for claiming earlier on Thursday that the Rio Grande Valley region of the U.S.-Mexico border was a “safe” place.
“I hope the American people aren’t lost on the irony that he’s standing behind a wall saying it’s peaceful. Because there’s a wall. Think about that, right? The irony there,” Mark Morgan, who led Border Patrol from mid-2016 into early 2017, told Fox News host Laura Ingraham late Thursday.
Acosta visited McAllen, Texas, Thursday as part of the White House press pool that accompanied Trump on the trip.
“The steel slats don’t run the entire length of the border in the McAllen area,” Acosta tweeted along with a photo of himself standing by the steel-bollard barrier. “We found one part where there is a chain link fence. Occasionally migrants come thru but residents say their community is quite safe.”
Former Border Patrol chief Mark Morgan, who served in the Obama administration, was swift to debunk the “fake news” being spewed by the former president’s party. During an appearance on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on the Trump shutdown address, Morgan revealed that CBP agents routinely arrest “murderers, rapists, pedophiles, other violent offenders, and gang members” at the Mexican border. “That is not manufactured. That is real, and that’s a fact, and it’s still happening today…and I would say one last point is 127 Border Patrol agents have died. They didn’t die playing Monopoly. They died defending, being the frontline defenders of our borders, trying to apprehend 17,000 people, the bad people.” That’s a stark report from someone the Left would expect to follow the liberal line. Rest assured, though, that Pelosi, Schumer, and their ilk are leaning on the Left media’s portrayal of sob stories at the border, all while ignoring the criminals flooding into the U.S.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
Obama’s former Border Patrol chief Mark Morgan responded to President Donald Trump’s Wednesday speech on illegal immigration by noting that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents regularly apprehend “murderers, rapists, pedophiles, other violent offenders, and gang members.”
Morgan made the remarks while appearing on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” with host Tucker Carlson immediately following Trump’s Oval Office address.
“Before I was even chief of Border Patrol, I served on the FBI for two decades,” he told Carlson. “One of my assignments was I led the El Paso office. From my office right on the border, I could see Juarez. Every day, Tucker, we worked the DEA and all components of DHS. And we worked human trafficking cases, we worked drug cases, and we worked drug and gang cases, all impacting the southern border.”
“And then as chief, every single day, Tucker, I was briefed every single day about the men and women who are risking their lives every day and they’re apprehending murderers, rapists, pedophiles, other violent offenders, and gang members,” Morgan continued.
Embattled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to resign after attorney general nominee Bill Barr is confirmed by the U.S. Senate to replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Rosenstein is most widely known for his role in overseeing the Russia collusion investigation after Jeff Sessions’ recusal and for signing off on a surveillance warrant for former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Recall last November that Rosenstein was trolled by President Trump on Twitter with an image of him and others behind bars. With Barr soon to be confirmed, Rosenstein’s departure is imminent and not a moment too soon, as his short dominion over the DOJ has been marred by numerous scandals that have all but proven FBI collusion with Hillary’s campaign and other entities to derail the Trump campaign and his resultant presidency.
Here’s more from Washington Examiner…
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to step down from his role in the Justice Department in the coming weeks.
A source confirmed to the Washington Examiner that Rosenstein always expected to serve for about two years, and said he is likely to leave after attorney general nominee Bill Barr is confirmed by the Senate.
Barr’s confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee begin Tuesday, and once he’s confirmed, he will officially replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was forced to resign by the White House in November. Barr’s confirmation vote will likely not before mid-February.
The source said Rosenstein is not being pushed out, and that he is timing his departure in order to make sure there is a smooth transition to the next deputy attorney general.
In a Twitter spat last week, 2020 presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) alleged that Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC) was abandoning his constituents for a “fat lobbyist paycheck.” As you might imagine, Gowdy isn’t letting her get away with it. Appearing on Fox News, he called her out for a “demonstrably false allegation.” “If you are going to criticize the president and other people for being loose with the facts, don’t be loose with the facts yourself,” Gowdy fired back. He also used the opportunity to dog Warren for her uncomfortable efforts to compete with charming-if-intellectually-vacant Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) by awkwardly drinking beer on an Instagram livestream. Warren, the consummate ivory tower intellectual, is hoping to have it both ways as the uber brain and the everyman. Though it will fail miserably, it’s gonna be quite entertaining to watch as Democrats tear themselves apart.
Here’s more from Washington Examiner…
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., began her 2020 campaign with a “demonstrably false allegation,” according to former Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.
The pair had a Twitter spat last week which centered on Warren claiming Gowdy was leaving politics for a “fat lobbyist paycheck.”
“If you are going to criticize the president and other people for being loose with the facts, don’t be loose with the facts yourself,” Gowdy said on Fox News. “She is running for president of the United States. And she kicks it off by making a demonstrably false allegation against a former colleague.”
Since leaving Congress last week, Gowdy has rejoined his old law firm, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, in South Carolina as a white-collar defense attorney.
In a tweet Friday, Warren claimed he retired because he “just wanted a fat lobbyist paycheck,” adding “That should be illegal.”
In an ominous sign for the Left, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was absent from the bench on Monday for the first time in her decades-long career. The leave of absence comes just over two weeks after Ginsburg, 85, underwent surgery to remove two malignant nodules in one of the lobes of her left lung. Ginsburg fell the month before the surgery and broke three ribs, leading to the discovery of the cancerous nodules. Ginsburg has an established medical history of colorectal (1999) and pancreatic cancer (2009), which were both treated with surgery in between court sessions. Just last year Ginsburg had commented that she will serve “as long as I can do the job full steam…,” which combined with recent health concerns leaves open the possibility that President Trump may well get another Supreme Court pick. Read more…
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
On Monday, for the first time in her career as a Supreme Court Justice, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will not be sitting on the bench as the court hears oral arguments.
Court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg stated that Ginsburg, 85, who has served on the court since 1993 after being nominated by former President Bill Clinton and being confirmed by a vote of 96-3, will still peruse briefs and a transcript of the two oral arguments scheduled for Monday, according to The Washington Post.
On December 21, Ginsburg underwent surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York to remove two malignant nodules in her left lung; one of the two lobes of her left lung was removed. She was released from the hospital on December 23.
The last two months have been brutal for Ginsburg, as she fell on November 7 and broke three ribs. It was during the examination of her broken ribs at George Washington University Hospital that the cancerous nodules were found.