Big govt, Politics

Pelosi, Schumer Demand Climate Change, More Taxes

Leave it to the Left to destroy the creation of American jobs and infrastructure upgrades. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Lefty Chuck Schumer (NY) are set to demand that President Trump support dramatic climate change measures and “substantial, new and real revenue” (aka taxes) as part of a bipartisan infrastructure package. Pelosi argued that the package “has to be at least $1 trillion,” and Schumer is pressing Trump to pay for it by “undoing some of the 2017 tax cuts for the wealthy.” Translation: we’d like taxpayers to give us lots more money so that we can blow it on useless “green” projects that favor union labor…and maybe, just maybe will improve our infrastructure.

Here’s more from The Hill…

The top two Democratic leaders on Monday told President Trump that any bipartisan infrastructure package needs to take into consideration climate change and include “substantial, new and real revenue” — a preview of the coming fight over tax hikes.

Trump will host Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) at the White House on Tuesday for discussions on a major infrastructure bill, one of the few policy areas that could see action amid divided government and as the 2020 race heats up.

Democrats want the measure for roads, bridges, waterways and other projects to be paid for with tax increases, and with a final price tag of at least $1 trillion over 10 years.

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2nd Amendment, Big govt, Politics

AOC Slammed for Knee-Jerk Political Targeting

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is in hot water from the Right after blaming the Republican Senate on the heels of the terrorist attack on a California synagogue. AOC tweeted: “We have a responsibility to love + protect our neighbors. The longer the Senate delays holding a vote on #HR8, the more we put Americans at risk.” AOC, like so many of her Leftist friends, refuses to admit the obvious: California boasts some of the most draconian gun control laws in the union. Memo to the Left: criminals break laws.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Social media users slammed socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) Saturday after she came out and attacked the Republican-controlled Senate and pushed for gun control immediately in the wake of the horrible white nationalist attack on a synagogue in California, which left one person dead and three others injured.

A 19-year-old terrorist opened fire on people inside the Chabad of Poway synagogue before being shot at by an off duty U.S. Border Patrol agent who is now said to have prevented a significantly worse tragedy from taking place.

Immediately following the tragic attack, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted: “Heartbroken to hear of the San Diego synagogue shooting, particularly so on this final day of Passover. We have a responsibility to love + protect our neighbors. The longer the Senate delays holding a vote on #HR8, the more we put Americans at risk.”

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Big govt, Media, Politics

Rep. AOC Mistakes Fellow Democrat for a Republican

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) very publicly and egregiously condemned a fellow congressman in her own party for posing with a cardboard cutout of her… mistaking him for a Republican. “GOP: Let’s post our older male members next to cardboard cutouts of young female legislators,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote in the now deleted tweet. Except it was Representative John Yarmuth (D-KY). “Maybe if @AOC spent more time interacting with lawmakers and less time making coloring books, she’d recognize the other socialist Democrats in her caucus,” tweeted the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Here’s more from New York Post…

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fired off a tweet on Thursday calling out Kentucky Republicans for posting a photo of an older GOP lawmaker posing with a cutout of her — turns out the politician was a Democratic colleague.

“GOP: Let’s post our older male members next to cardboard cutouts of young female legislators,” the freshman Democrat wrote in the now-deleted tweet.

The problem is that the lawmaker in the photo is Rep. John Yarmuth, a Democrat from Kentucky.

The National Republican Congressional Committee, which works to elect Republican members of the House, quickly pointed out the mistake.

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Immigration, Issues

Mexico Reveals 300,000 Migrants Traveled to U.S. in 2019

Some 300,000 migrants from as far away as Asia and Africa have traveled through Mexico to illegally migrate to the United States in just the first three months of 2019, according to a report from the Mexican government. Mexico Interior Secretary Olga Sanchez Cordero noted a “change in the flow of migrants who are entering our country,” though she did not specify the estimation process or what led to the conclusion that the intended final destination for these migrants was the United States. The majority of migrants continue to originate from Honduras and other Central American countries. The U.S. Border Patrol separately reported the apprehension of 361,087 illegal immigrants between October 2018 and March 2019. A crisis indeed.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

The Mexican government is reporting that 300,000 migrants from around the globe have traveled through Mexico in the first three months of 2019 to gain entry into the United States at its southern border.

While the majority of the migrants, the Mexican government says, are from Honduras and other countries in Central America, individuals from Cuba, Africa, and southern Asia have also been identified in the migrant caravans.

And Mexico Interior Secretary Olga Sánchez Cordero notes that these migrants want to get into the United States “illegally.”

“It’s estimated that during the first three months of the year, more than 300,000 migrants have transited through Mexico to enter the United States illegally,” Sanchez Cordero says. “There’s a change in the flow of migrants who are entering our country.”

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Big govt, Media, Politics

Rosenstein Blasts Obama, FBI Leakers

At an event this week, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended the Mueller report fact-checking the politicians, pundits, and Obama administration hacks, arguing “It’s not our job to render conclusive factual findings. We just decide whether it is appropriate to file criminal charges.” His return fire comes amid Democrats assailing the DOJ for failing to indict President Trump. AG Barr is expected to testify in the coming days on the Mueller report in what we expect to be another chapter in the Democrats’ fishing expedition ahead of 2020.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

During an event in New York City, Thursday evening, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein shared his feelings about the special counsel’s Russia investigation, while throwing shade on critics, politicians, the media and the Obama administration.

Speaking at a dinner where he was honored by the Armenian Bar Association, Rosenstein defended his handling of the probe, recalling how he had promised to “do it right” during his Senate confirmation hearing and to “take it to the appropriate conclusion.”

“It’s not our job to render conclusive factual findings. We just decide whether it is appropriate to file criminal charges,” Rosenstein noted.

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Biden Praises “Courageous” Antifa

Former Vice President Joe Biden officially announced his presidential bid Thursday, praising the violent anti-conservative group Antifa. Spinning the 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville to his political advantage, Biden admonished that it was wrong to draw a moral equivalent between white nationalist groups and their opposition, such as Antifa, describing them as “a courageous group of Americans.” Predictably, Biden used the opportunity to refer to President Trump essentially as a racist. In so doing, Biden has tipped his hand to a likely strategy to tack Left in hopes of peeling off enough of the fringe Left votes from the gaggle of also ran Leftists in the Democratic camp. And he’ll do so to his peril by offending enough of the political center to leave Trump’s 2016 base intact.

Here’s more from The Daily Caller…

Former Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Antifa in a video announcing his presidential bid Thursday, characterizing the group as “courageous” and saying it’s wrong to draw a moral equivalence between white nationalist groups and those opposing them.

The violent methods of Antifa are well documented. The nebulous group often uses these violent means against peaceful conservative speakers, benign free speech advocates, and even journalists.

In a retelling of the events at a 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Biden describes the white nationalists as having “crazed faces, illuminated by torches, veins bulging and baring the fangs of racism,” but describes the Antifa members who engaged violently with them as “a courageous group of Americans.”

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Clinton Emails Found Stashed in Obama White House

Former top FBI official Bill Priestap testified as part of a court-ordered discovery that a cache of Hillary’s private emails were unearthed by the FBI in the Executive Office of the President. The bombshell admission, years after the fact, comes in the wake of a Judicial Watch lawsuit demanding more details on the Clinton secret server investigation that ultimately exonerated the former First Lady. “This astonishing confirmation, made under oath by the FBI, shows that the Obama FBI had to go to President Obama’s White House office to find emails that Hillary Clinton tried to destroy or hide from the American people,” detailed Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “No wonder Hillary Clinton has thus far skated-Barack Obama is implicated in her email scheme.” Indeed, the crimes and misdemeanors for which Hillary has thus far escaped reprisal are too numerous to count. Here’s a cue for AG Barr to step in on behalf of the rule of law.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

A former top FBI official said a repository of Hillary Clinton’s emails was obtained by the Obama White House.

As part of a court-ordered discovery related to Clinton’s unauthorized email server, Bill Priestap was asked by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch to identify representatives of Clinton, her State Department staff, and government agencies from which “email repositories were obtained” by the FBI.

He divulged a nonexhaustive list, which included the Executive Office of the President.

Other people mentioned were former Clinton aides Cheryl Mills, Heather Samuelson, Jacob Sullivan, and Justin Cooper, former Clinton information technology staffer Bryan Pagliano, the State Department, Secret Service, and Washington-based law firm Williams and Connolly.

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Soros Group Registering 1.4 Million Ex-Felons for 2020

Socialist billionaire George Soros is bankrolling progressive organizations in their schemes to turn Florida blue with the help of nearly 1.4 million ex-felons. The battleground state is already considered on the brink if the voting rights restoration skews the state Left following last year’s passage of Amendment Four… From 2000 to 2010 alone, Soros has used his Open Society Foundation to donate $50 million to the ACLU and nearly $7.5 million to the Brennan Center. For context, Donald Trump won the state with a little over 100,000 votes, or a mere 1.2%. The more important question is whether or not ex-felons will actually bother to vote. It’s hard enough getting those who aren’t felons to show up.

Here’s more form Breitbart…

Progressive organizations, many financed by billionaire activist George Soros, are working overtime to restore voting rights for Florida’s nearly 1.4 million ex-felons as the nation’s biggest swing state seems poised to play a pivotal electoral role in the 2020 presidential race.

The current battle revolves around a Florida state amendment that was passed last year restoring voting rights for felons, with progressive groups opposing a local bill that would require the state’s ex-felons to first pay civil fines and court fees before registering to vote.

Florida’s Amendment Four was approved by voters during last year’s Midterm election.

The heavily Soros-funded American Civil Liberties Union and Brennan Center for Justice based in New York both served as consultants in drafting Amendment Four.

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Former Aide: Biden’s 2020 Prep “Half-A**ed”

An ex-aide for former Vice President Joe Biden is far from impressed with the looming 2020 candidacy announcement, revealing “I’ve never seen anything so half-a**ed. They’re improvising and doing last-minute planning. The guy has been running for president since 1987 and can’t figure the basics out, like where to stand on his first day? This should make everyone very nervous.” Biden, who served four terms as a U.S. senator and two terms as former president Barack Obama’s vice president, is expected to announce his official candidacy in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary sometime next week. Biden, along with Bernie Sanders, continues to top the polls as the most likely Democratic nominee and with the best performance against Donald Trump. If the Democrats insist on putting forward an old white guy, good luck wooing the minorities their party claims to champion.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Former Vice President Joe Biden is reportedly expected to jump into the 2020 Democrat presidential primary next week ― but some in the Democrat elder’s orbit are worrying that his campaign-in-waiting is already in disarray.

“I’ve never seen anything so half-assed,” one unnamed former Biden aide told TIME. “They’re improvising and doing last-minute planning. The guy has been running for President since 1987 and can’t figure the basics out, like where to stand on his first day? This should make everyone very nervous.”

“The guy’s best day is the day he announces,” another source, described as a Biden “insider,” told the magazine. “Everything after that gets worse.”

While the specific campaign launch date and location is unclear, Biden’s advisers are also said to be considering an early event in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Obama Campaign Manager: “Bernie Can’t Win in 2020”

Former Deputy Chief of Staff and 2012 Obama campaign manager Jim Messina doesn’t think Bernie can beat Trump in 2020. During an interview on ABC’s “Powerhouse Politics” podcast, Messina said the Vermont socialist senator would likely be one of the “final two or three candidates” thanks to some Democratic National Committee rules changes, but that would not be enough because Bernie cannot mobilize the moderates needed to win the election. “The three Democrats who have won the presidency in my lifetime-Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama-have been able to do both.” Messina is absolutely correct, but we’re really going to enjoy watching Bernie make the hard sell of socialism to those who aren’t buying it.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Appearing on the Wednesday episode of ABC’s “Powerhouse Politics” podcast, former deputy chief of staff and 2012 campaign manager for President Barack Obama, Jim Messina, stated that he doesn’t believe Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) can beat Trump in 2020.

Messina first noted that Sanders would likely be one of the “final two or three candidates” in the Democratic primaries due in part to his team, which, “over the last four years, in delegate meeting after delegate meeting, and DNC meeting after DNC meeting … got the rules changed in a way that really, really helps [Sanders].”

When host Jonathan Karl asked what it would mean for the Democrats to nominate Bernie Sanders, Messina spoke about the internal struggle currently roiling the candidates, which has to do with the direction in which to take the party.

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