Big govt, Immigration, Politics

DHS Releases 17K Illegals in 12 Days

The national emergency at the U.S-Mexico border is becoming more undeniable every day-even by the Left. The latest numbers from the U.S. Border Patrol reveals that more than 17,000 illegal immigrants were released into the U.S. interior in less than 12 days. Our overwhelmed border agents are being forced into Obama’s “catch and release” de facto because detention facilities are overwhelmed. Once released into the U.S. with a court date, most never show up for their asylum hearings let alone get deported. If this rate holds, DHS is on track to release half a million border crossers into the U.S. by year’s end. That, ladies and gentlemen, is a crisis.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is continuing its mass release of border crossers and illegal aliens into the interior of the United States, most recently releasing more than 17,000 migrants in less than two weeks.

According to newly obtained data by Breitbart News, DHS released about 17,065 border crossers and illegal aliens into the interior of the U.S. between March 21 and April 1, a mere 12-day period. Since December 21, 2018, DHS has released about 125,565 border crossers and illegal aliens into the interior of the country.

The Catch and Release process often entails federal immigration officials busing border crossers into nearby border cities and dropping them off with the promise that they will show up for their immigration and asylum hearings, sometimes years later.

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Big govt, Politics

Dems Demand Six Years of Trump’s Tax Returns

The Left couldn’t be bothered to pursue Clinton Foundation transparency when Hillary was Secretary of State, but hypocrisy isn’t holding them back from weaponizing tax laws to attack President Trump. A request made Wednesday by Representative Richard Neal (D-MA), chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, became the first member of Congress in 45 years to demand a sitting president’s tax information, according to Fox News. Neal defended his demands for President Trump’s personal and business taxes for the past six years, arguing “To maintain trust in our democracy, the American people must be assured that their government is operating properly, as laws intend.” Memo to Democrats: we already had an election, governed by the FEC.

Here’s more from Fox News…

President Trump responded with a dismissive taunt on Wednesday after a House committee chairman formally requested the IRS provide several years of his personal and business tax returns, in a move that prompted congressional Republicans to warn that Democrats had “weaponized” tax law.

Told by a reporter at the White House that Democrats wanted six years of his tax returns, Trump replied: “Is that all? Usually it’s 10. So I guess they’re giving up. We’re under audit, despite what people said, and we’re working that out — I’m always under audit, it seems, but I’ve been under audit for many years, because the numbers are big, and I guess when you have a name, you’re audited. But until such time as I’m not under audit, I would not be inclined to do that.”

The request Wednesday by Massachusetts Rep. Richard Neal, who heads the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, is the first such demand for a sitting president’s tax information in 45 years. The move sets up a virtually certain legal showdown with the White House.

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Abortion, Big govt, Politics

GOP to Force House Vote on Born-Alive Act

House Republicans are moving to bypass Speaker Nancy Pelosi by launching a petition to force a floor vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. The legislation specifies that babies who survive abortions must be provided the same medical care as that given to wanted newborns. To force the vote, Republicans need to collect 218 signatures-a simple majority. Democrats contend that the bill is not necessary because infanticide is already illegal. However, the legislation comes in wake of new laws passed across America at the state level allowing abortion up to the moment of birth, if not protecting the murder of newborns through medical neglect. Democrats clearly don’t want to be on record in favor of babies and against their homicidal base.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Republican House leaders on Tuesday launched a petition to bypass Democratic leaders and force a floor vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which clarifies that doctors must provide medical care to babies that have survived abortions or else face criminal charges.

“You can’t say you’re pro-life unless you sign the discharge petition to bring this bill up for debate and for a vote on the House floor,” said Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., in a press conference outside the Capitol.

Scalise hopes to collect at least 100 signatures on Tuesday but will need 218 signatures — a simple majority — to force a vote on the floor. The names of those who have signed onto the bill will be updated and posted online every day.

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Big govt, Courts, Politics

Senate Republicans Speed Up Judicial Nominations

Senate Republicans aren’t waiting for the Left to play nice when confirming President Trump’s pending judicial nominations. After the Democrats have used delay tactics for months, the Republicans are now poised to change Senate rules to cut the debate time from 30 hours to two hours for district court judges and sub-Cabinet level executive branch nominees. Republicans will be using the “nuclear option” to advance the rules change with a simple majority much like Harry Reid used in the 113th Congress. Harry Reid is really second-guessing that nuclear option stunt now.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Senate Republicans this week are poised to make good on a monthslong threat to change the rules in order to speed up confirming President Trump’s judicial nominees.

A vote to advance a measure could take place as early as Tuesday and comes after months of delay tactics employed by Senate Democrats eager to slow Trump’s effort to seat new federal judges.

The Senate rules change would slash debate time from 30 hours to two hours for district court judges as well as sub-Cabinet level executive branch nominees.

Republicans, who control the majority, plan to advance the rules change with 51 votes, a move that would block Democrats from filibustering the change in what many consider to be a “nuclear option” maneuver.

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Big govt, Politics

AOC Fails History

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is proving that intelligence did not get her elected. Her latest stupid statement: that Republicans in Congress amended the Constitution to oust President Franklin D. Roosevelt. “They had to amend the Constitution of the United States to make sure Roosevelt did not get reelected,” Ocasio-Cortez said to talking heads on MSNBC. Fact check: FDR died in office in 1945, while the 22nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution wasn’t passed for another two years. But it’s not surprising that AOC hasn’t read a history book in her entire life. If she had, she’d already know how dismally socialism has failed every time it’s been tried.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez D-N.Y., might want to brush up on some history after asserting, incorrectly, that Republicans in Congress amended the Constitution to kick President Franklin Delano Roosevelt out of office.

“They had to amend the Constitution of the United States to make sure Roosevelt did not get reelected,” Ocasio-Cortez said Friday during a night hall event with MSNBC with Chris Hayes.

Ocasio-Cortez was referring to the 22nd Amendment of the Constitution which passed in 1947.

The text of the amendment states, “No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice.” FDR died in 1945, meaning he was dead for a full two years before presidential term limits were implemented.

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Abortion, Politics

Texas Legislature Marches for Life

The Texas state legislature is rapidly advancing pro-life legislation in its chambers with just two months left in its 86th session. The Texas Tribune reports that several pro-life bills are making their way through the Texas senate simultaneously with three anti-abortion bills already prioritized by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick (R) and approved by committee. Among these are SB 23 to protect infants who survive abortions with the same degree of medical care as a wanted baby, SB 22 to prohibit state and local governments from funding abortion providers, such as Planned Parenthood, and SB 24 to require that abortion providers give patients a list of abortion alternatives before performing an abortion.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Iconic red state Texas is the most populous state in the country with unanimous Republican leadership across both the state legislature and the gubernatorial mansion. Its conservative legal leadership, in the state attorney general and solicitor general offices, is second to none across all the nation’s red states. As such, the Lone Star State is sometimes looked upon as a paragon of how a red state ought to govern when it comes to some of the bread-and-butter issues that undergird the American conservative movement.

Texas’s state legislature meets once every two years for 140 calendar days, as The Daily Wire noted earlier this month. The Texas 86th legislative session began on January 8, 2019 and runs through May 27, 2019. Now, The Texas Tribune reports — tendentious verbiage, such as “anti-abortion” in lieu of “pro-life,” notwithstanding — how multiple pro-life pieces of legislation are currently percolating through the Texas State Senate:

A Senate panel approved a controversial abortion bill Wednesday regarding the rare cases of infants who survive the procedure. It’s one of three anti-abortion bills that Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has listed among his priorities.

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Abortion, Big govt, Politics

Hollywood Threatens Boycott Over “Draconian” Pro-Life Law

The elitist Writers Guild of America (WGA) is threatening to pull all Hollywood production crews from the state of Georgia after the governor signed into law #HB481, a fetal heartbeat bill protecting innocent life. “This law would make Georgia an inhospitable place for those in the film and television industry to work, including our members.” Because, of course, hospitality includes the availability of abortion on demand for actors, writers, producers, and their gliterati ilk. Memo to the governor: threaten to yank, retroactively, any tax credits.

Here’s more form The Daily Wire…

It seems that anytime a state enacts a law Hollywood does not like, be it pertaining to religious freedom or transgender bathrooms, the industry threatens a boycott. Now, because Georgia wants to protect the unborn, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) has threatened to remove all Hollywood production crews from the state.

According to The Hill, the WGA East and West chapters announced on Tuesday in a joint statement that Georgia would become an “inhospitable place” for those in the film industry if the “draconian, anti-choice measure” became law.

“This law would make Georgia an inhospitable place for those in the film and television industry to work, including our members,” the WGA statement read. “If the Georgia Legislature and Governor Kemp make HB 481 law, it is entirely possible that many of those in our industry will either want to leave the state or decide not to bring productions there. Such is the potential cost of a blatant attack on every woman’s right to control her own body.”

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Big govt, Politics

Maxine Waters Backpedals on Trump Impeachment

U.S. Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) is walking back her calls for President Trump’s impeachment following the release of the Mueller report. Now she’s even arguing that impeachment of President Trump was never a serious subject. “[Impeachment has] never been discussed as a strategy for this caucus. It’s only a few of us,” Waters said. This is despite Waters riding the impeachment threats to a higher profile in the mainstream media and national spotlight and her own comments just days ago that release of the Mueller report didn’t mean “the end of anything.” Waters’ backpedaling curiously follows Nancy Pelosi’s sudden position change from pro-impeachment to anti-impeachment after a strategic calculation that such a fight would cost the Left in 2020.

Here’s more from Fox News…

U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., has toned down her calls for President Trump’s impeachment since Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded there was no collusion with Russia, admitting that forceful removal of the president has “never been discussed” as a realistic strategy among Democrats.

Waters, whose calls for impeachment and support for the now-disproven Russia-collusion theory helped boost her national profile, made the striking admission Monday, despite saying just days earlier that the Mueller report didn’t signal “the end of anything.”

“I think we do nothing now but concentrate on getting the information, getting that report,” Waters said, in reference to the report by Mueller, the conclusions of which were provided by Attorney General William Barr.

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Big govt, Politics

Senator Lindsey Graham Targets Clinton

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) unloaded in a press conference Monday, discussing the Mueller investigation into the Russia collusion conspiracy theory. He slammed the one-sided nature of the investigation specific to the dubious FISA warrant and Hillary’s campaign: “When it comes to the FISA warrant, the Clinton campaign, the counter-intelligence investigation, it’s pretty much been swept under the rug except by a few Republicans in the House. Those days are over.” Graham then went on to promise: “So I’m gonna get answers to this.” This should get interesting very quickly and in perfect timing ahead of the 2020 election.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Monday, Senator Lindsey Graham held a press conference to discuss the results of the Mueller investigation into alleged collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia, and Graham was clear that he was through with the Democrats and the intelligence community going unscathed despite possible evidence of wrongdoing, blasting, “When it comes to the FISA warrant, the Clinton campaign, the counter-intelligence investigation, it’s pretty much been swept under the rug except by a few Republicans in the House. Those days are over.”

Lindsey Graham Calls For ‘Mueller-Like’ Figure To Investigate Actions During Obama Administration

Graham began by admonishing reporters, “Here’s the deal: were going to have about thirty or forty minutes together and y’all won’t ambush me every five minutes in the hall.” He noted that grand jury information contained in the Mueller report cannot be released as that is prohibited by law as it would compromise the grand jury process.

Graham then launched into his condemnation of the press for their one-sided reporting and the lack of interest in pursuing possible wrongdoing by Democrats.

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Big govt, Politics

AOC Angry Over Next Week’s “Green New Deal” Vote

Socialist climate change harridan Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is furious that Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is bringing her $93 trillion “Green New Deal” to the floor for a vote next week. The former bartender blasted McConnell for “wasting votes” and called the decision “a disgrace.” “The GOP’s whole game of wasting votes in Congress to target others ‘on the record’, for leg they have no intent to pass, is a disgrace,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. So let’s get this straight. AOC has been championing the Green New Deal as the best thing since sliced bread. But! It’s totally wrong to call for a vote on it. Um, what? Democrats clearly need to do a better job herding their socialist cats.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) tweeted in anger on Saturday over Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s decision to allow a vote on her $93 trillion “Green New Deal” next week, saying McConnell was “wasting votes” and that it was “a disgrace.”

Ocasio-Cortez’s anger was sparked by a report in The Washington Post that noted that Republicans are elevating the fringe, far-left-wing of the Democratic Party – which includes Ocasio-Cortez – to see which 2020 Democratic presidential candidates align with their agenda.

The Post notes that that effort begins next week with a “midweek vote on the Green New Deal” to see which Democrats support the plan, which is a massive government takeover of private industries.

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