Big govt, Immigration, Politics

Democrats Push Obama’s Illegal Immigrant Free For All

In June 2017, President Trump ended the Obama administration’s “American dream” giveaway for illegal immigrants, which bypassed detention and provided them with housing, transportation, healthcare, and even legal aid to claim asylum, but House Democrats want to bring back the program to reduce detainment numbers and the number of families returning to their home countries, reports the Washington Examiner. So far, the Left’s plan to revive the Family Case Management Program includes space for 100,000 illegal immigrants to the tune of $30 million for family case management and an additional $40 million for case managers. According to the libertarian CATO Institute, such programs cost about $18,000 per illegal immigrant.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

House Democrats are pushing hard to revive an Obama-era program that would keep illegal immigrant families out of detention and instead give them housing, transportation, healthcare, and legal aid to help them claim asylum in the U.S.

President Trump ended the Family Case Management Program in June 2017, citing excessive costs and the low rate of enrolled families returning to their home countries.

House Democrats want to bring it back to life in some form as part of an effort to reduce the detention of illegal immigrants and instead release them in the United States with some supervision. And they are hoping to negotiate that change in the ongoing border security talks between the two parties.

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Big govt, Politics

Joe Biden Bogged Down by “Black Pride” Segregation Record

The Democrats have a big problem, especially if they want to run former 36-year senator Joe Biden as their presidential pick in 2020. Because the records are coming out on the former VP to the first black President of the United States confirming that in 1975 Biden embraced segregation. At the time, he called it a matter of “black pride” and argued that desegration efforts would prevent black people from embracing “their own identity” whether in schools or on buses. “I think the concept of busing … that we are going to integrate people so that they all have the same access and they learn to grow up with one another and all the rest is a rejection of the whole movement of black pride.” Whether they will tank Biden’s bid before it’s even off the ground is anyone’s guess.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Joe Biden, weighing a 2020 White House bid, once advocated continued school segregation in the United States, arguing that it benefited minorities and that integration would prevent black people from embracing “their own identity.”

Biden was speaking in 1975, when he opposed the federally mandated busing policy designed to end segregation in schools. In the past few decades, he has claimed he wanted desegregation but believed the policy of busing would not achieve it. Last year, he stated he had voted heroically to protect busing.

In 2008, after being chosen as Barack Obama’s vice-presidential running mate he said: “The struggle for civil rights was the animating political element of my life.” He appears poised to make his civil rights record a centerpiece of any campaign, telling an audience in Fort Lauderdale this week that “I came out of the civil rights movement. He added that he first became aware of what an “awful thing” segregation was as a third grader, when he asked his mother why a bus was taking black children to a school away from where they lived.

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2nd Amendment, Elections, Politics

South Dakota Passes “Constitutional Carry”

“Constitutional Carry,” or permit-less concealed carry, legislation is on its way to the desk of South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (R), who has previously endorsed the bill. Already, the gun-regulation forces of Everytown for Gun Safety are mobilizing with fake polling in an attempt to portray a Second Amendment victory as at odds with South Dakotans’ wishes. Despite their best efforts to downplay this Republican accomplishment, South Dakota appears poised so far to become the fourteenth “constitutional carry” state in America even as a legal challenge winds its way to the Supreme Court.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Tuesday, the South Dakota state legislature passed a bill allowing for permit-less concealed carrying. The bill now goes to the desk of Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD), who has already expressed support for the measure.

Although South Dakota is a reliably Republican state — President Trump carried the state in 2016 by 30 points — The Hill reports that members of the South Dakota Sheriff’s Association testified Monday in the state House that the bill should ideally be limited to South Dakota residents. A companion bill that mandates such a restriction was introduced in the state House on Friday, but thus far has not been scheduled for a hearing.

Pro-gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety released polling attempting to demonstrate that the proposed bill was at odds with South Dakotans’ desires.

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Colorado Trips on Electoral College

Gearing up for 2020, Democrat-controlled Colorado is looking to chip away at the Electoral College checks and balances in favor of mob rule. On Tuesday, the state Senate passed legislation to give all of its electoral votes to whoever wins the national presidential popular vote. Even more alarming is that this incredulously shortsighted effort to rig the 2020 election BLUE is part of the 11-state (plus the District of Columbia) efforts to in-state the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. All it needs is to reach that magical 270 vote threshold to “outvote” the actual Electoral College system designed by our Constitutional framers to “control [the] effects” of faction.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Tuesday, the Colorado Senate passed a Democratic-sponsored bill that would seek to award all of Colorado’s presidential electoral votes to the winner of the national presidential popular vote. Denver’s local ABC affiliate reports:

Colorado’s Senate has passed a bill to have the state award its presidential electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote.

Democratic Sen. Mike Foote’s bill would have Colorado join 11 states and the District of Columbia in what’s called the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.

It would replace the Electoral College, in which 270 electoral votes are needed to win the U.S. presidency. Compact proponents say it would go into effect once enough states with 270 votes enter the pact.

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Christine Blasey Ford Nominated for “Profiles in Courage Award”

Democratic Congresswoman Jackie Speirs of California has reached a new low after announcing that she will be nominating Kavanaugh accuser and proven liar Dr. Christine Blasey Ford for the Profiles in Courage Award. This is a prestigious award given by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum to recognize “a public official (or officials) at the federal, state, or local level whose actions demonstrate the qualities of politically courageous leadership in the spirit of Profiles in Courage.” Dr. Ford is not a public official, and her sexual assault allegations against since confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during the nomination process were never corroborated let alone proven. We suggest a new award: Profiles in Cowardice.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

A Democrat congresswoman says she will nominate Dr. Christine Blasey Ford – the woman who accused now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her 36 years ago – for a prestigious award.

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) announced on Twitter Monday evening that she would be nominating Ford (whose allegations were never proven or even corroborated) for the prestigious Profiles in Courage Award, which is given out by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

“Nominating Dr. Christine Blasey Ford – a true American (s)hero who sacrificed so much to do what was right for our country and for the pursuit of truth of justice – for this year’s Profiles in Courage Award @JFKLibrary. She is an inspiration to us all,” Speier tweeted.

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Big govt, Immigration, Politics

States Debate Helping Fund Trump’s Border Wall

Republicans in West Virginia, Arizona, South Dakota, and Montana are proposing legislation to help the federal government build President Donald Trump’s border wall to secure the U.S.-Mexico border, although the idea is getting swift resistance from both Democrats and Republicans alike. “I support President Trump’s border wall agenda,” argued West Virginia Republican Del. Ray Hollen, “but with that, I cannot support giving $10 million of West Virginia’s taxpayer money toward that, when we have our (own) obligations to take care of.” Fiscal concerns aside, there are constitutional issues regarding whether or not the states subject to such proposals are in fact allowed to make such “contributions” to the federal government. It’s an interesting question that may be moot come February 15.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Republicans in four state legislatures are offering support to President Trump as he tries to get House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to support $5.7 billion in federal funding to build a border barrier where the U.S. and Mexico meet.

Three of the state proposals include millions of dollars to help Trump block the border with a barrier or a wall. The fourth offers moral support.

Montana Senate President Scott Sales (R) wants to give President Trump $8 million in state money to help construct a wall along the southern U.S. border.

Sales admitted sending $8 million to a $5.7 billion project is “a very small contribution,” and more “symbolic” than anything else. Still, Sales said, “Border security should be something that’s on the forefront of all legislatures whether they’re state or federal.”

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Big govt, Media, Politics

Sandmann’s Family Hires Hard-Hitting Libel Attorney

The family of the now famous 16-year-old Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann has hired a legal heavyweight specializing in “aggressive libel and slander suits against media organizations,” according to media reports. Todd McMurtry, the family attorney, says he settled on Lin Wood, who has the distinction of being dubbed “attorney for the damned” by former CBS anchor Dan Rather. Though the family has not committed publicly to suing the mainstream media for ruining their high school junior’s reputation on the national stage, McMurtry has said that “all options are on the table.” It’s time for a full-court press; hold the Left media accountable for fake news.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

The family of 16-year-old Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann is not messing around. To protect their son’s reputation, they hired a high-profile Georgia attorney whose specialty is “aggressive libel and slander suits against media organizations,” according to WCPO.

This comes after the family contracted Kentucky’s largest public relations firm to help them navigate through the largely hostile media environment.

In a news release Thursday, the Sandmann family’s attorney, Todd McMurtry, said he “conducted an extensive search to find a nationally-recognized attorney skilled in the fields of libel, defamation, and the First Amendment.”

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Big govt, Elections, Politics

Left wing “Dark Money” Shelling Out More Cash Than Conservative Counterparts

Despite the Left’s histrionics over the Koch brothers or other notorious bankrollers on the Right, it appears that more “dark money” is now filling progressive coffers than conservative ones even as the anti-billionaire rhetoric escalates. A report from the bipartisan Issue One group reveals that of the $150 million in “dark money” during the 2018 election liberal groups spent more than half of it, while conservatives burned through one-third of it. Nonpartisan groups came in last at just 15 percent. OpenSecrets.org defines “dark money” as “political spending meant to influence the decision of a voter, where the donor is not disclosed and the source of the money is unknown.” So much for that coalition between liberals and the little guy.

Here’s more from Fox News…

Liberal groups outspent conservative ones in so-called “dark money” during the 2018 midterm election, for the first time since 2010.

A report from Issue One, a bipartisan advocacy group, shows that liberal groups spent over half of the $150 million of dark money in the latest election. Conservative groups spend a third of the figure, while nonpartisan groups spent just 15 percent.

Issue One CEO Nick Penniman said that the data showed that the problem of political groups that can spend unlimited money without disclosing their donors is a bipartisan problem.

“As we head into the 2020 presidential election, both parties must reject the opaque ways some of their wealthiest donors are influencing elections,” he said. “Dark money is the most toxic force in politics.”

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Issues, Politics

Teacher Suspended for Showing Students Fox News Documentary

Mike Poplardo, an economics teacher at Fox Lane High School in a wealthy New York suburb, is now jobless after showing a Fox News documentary titled “Fox News Reporting: The Truth about Sex and College” as part of a “mini-unit” intended to prepare his high school seniors for college. His lesson plan is designed simply to raise awareness about how to mitigate risk. For example, Poplardo asks his students: “Our Essential Question: What strategies can you put in place to avoid being in the ‘mess’ depicted in the video as a victim of sexual violence or a person accused of sexual violence?” Clearly, had Poplardo shown a piece from MSNBC, he’d be hailed as teacher of the year.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

A high school teacher in the wealthy suburban New York town of Bedford has been suspended for showing his students a Fox News documentary as part of a lesson plan to prepare them for college.

Mike Poplardo is an economics teacher at Fox Lane High School in Bedford. In May of 2018, he spent two days on a “mini-unit” designed to prepare students for college. During this lesson, he showed students the Fox News documentary titled “Fox News Reporting: The Truth about Sex and College.”

The documentary (which includes commentary from this reporter), hosted by Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum, tells the stories of several male students who say they were falsely accused of sexual assault, in one instance also talking to the female accuser for her perspective. It also debunks some common myths surrounding sexual assault statistics.

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Big govt, Politics

Gun Grabbers Target Virginia’s Firearms

Undaunted by previous failures to extricate the Second Amendment from the Constitution, Democrats in charge of Virginia’s government are aiming to allow a judge to disarm gun owners, while another would allow confiscation from gun owners subject to personal protection orders. Virginia Republicans are crying foul over what is being sold as an effort to address “senseless gun violence.” However, while Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) are there were 1,028 deaths from firearms in 2018, more than half were suicides, and 956 individuals were killed in vehicle accidents. The Virginia House, which is controlled by the GOP, has committed to blocking what it regards as trojan horse appeals to misinformed moderates in the state. Memo to Democrats: criminals break laws.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Republican Kirk Cox, the speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, tweeted his party’s response to the news that Democrats would make another run at gun-control legislation.

“The @vahousegop will steadfastly fight to defend the Second Amendment rights of law abiding citizens from far-left gun control proposals this session,” Cox wrote.

The NRA isn’t going to sit back and watch gun control win approval in Virginia, either.

“Virginians want elected officials to address the root causes of violent crime and find solutions that will save lives instead of pursuing gun-control policies that criminals will not follow and will make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to defend themselves,” Catherine Mortensen, spokeswoman for the NRA’s Institute of Legislative Action, said in a statement.

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