Big govt, Politics

Google CEO Defends YouTube Censorship

Google CEO Sundar Pichai defended YouTube’s latest efforts to demonetize a number of creators who were reported by an “offended” Vox journalist during an interview with Axios on HBO. “We, you know, we rank content based on quality, and so we are bringing that same notion and approach to YouTube so that we can rank higher quality stuff better and really prevent borderline content,” Pichai said, before adding, “Content which doesn’t exactly violate policies, which need to be removed, but which can still cause harm, and so we are working hard.” Pichai even touted plans for more “authoritative sources” and “fact checks” on videos “which may be controversial.” But somehow that’s not censorship. Riiiight.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Google CEO Sundar Pichai defended YouTube’s censorship practices in a recent interview following the latest round of content creator demonetization and bannings caused by leftist outlet Vox.

In an interview with Axios on HBO, Google CEO Sundar Pichai defended YouTube’s censorship following the sites most recent scandal in which a number of creators had their content demonetized following complaints from Vox journalist Carlos Maza. Pichai spoke with transgender Axios reporter Ina Fried, who advocates for further censorship on the platform in the interview. Pichai discusses YouTube’s moderation tactics and plans to introduce more “authoritative sources” and “fact checks” on videos across the platform.

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Immigration, Politics

Mexico Deploys Troops to Avoid Trump’s Tariff

After getting backed into a corner by President Trump’s threats of escalating tariffs, Mexico has finally decided to send the National Guard to its southern border with Guatemala to stop the influx of illegal aliens. That doesn’t mean Mexico wants to admit it, however. “I want to explain that this deployment will take place now because until two weeks ago, we were still discussing the laws to implement the National Guard,” Mexico ambassador to the U.S. Martha Barcena Coqui told CBS’ Face the Nation. According to a Reuters report, there could be as many as 6,000 Mexican National Guardsman. In short, Mexico insists Trump totally didn’t force them to do this [insert wink].

Here’s more from Hot Air…

Mexico is going to send its National Guard to their border with Guatemala. Mexico Ambassador to the U.S Martha Bárcena Coqui told CBS’ Face the Nation their own National Guard will deploy Monday to stop illegal immigration.

I want to explain that this deployment will take place now because until two weeks ago, we were still discussing the laws to implement the National Guard. So the deployment throughout the country has been- has already begun and it will increase next Monday. So we will see how the results of the deployment of the National Guard which by the way, is not similar to the National Guard of the US.

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Elections, Politics

Voters Ready to Say Bye-Bye Beto

A new Reuters/Ipsos national poll confirms what common sense has told us all along: former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke is struggling on the 2020 campaign trail. He has lost 3 percentage points among Democrats and independent voters since May and is now a bottom feeder with just 3 percent support overall in the already overcrowded field. Minority voters and those under the age of 34 are particularly losing enthusiasm for the Beto bandwagon with just eight months to go until the Democratic Party starts narrowing the field by delineating who and who does not make the 2 percent cut to appear on the party’s national debate stage. Beto may not have been born for this after all.

Here’s more from Reuters…

Beto O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman who nearly won a U.S. Senate seat last year in the reliably conservative state, is struggling in his White House bid and has lost support from young voters and minorities, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos national poll.

Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke speaks at a campaign house party in Salem, New Hampshire, U.S., May 9, 2019. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
The public opinion poll released on Thursday shows support for O’Rourke among registered Democratic and independent voters slipped by 3 percentage points since a May survey to 3% overall.

During the same time, other leading Democratic presidential candidates saw their support increase.

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Big govt, Media, Politics

Americans Find Fake News Worse Than Terrorism

A new survey from the Pew Research Center reveals that Americans view “fake news” and bogus information as a bigger threat than terrorism, immigration, climate change, and racism. According to the survey, 68% of Americans believe fake news undermines their trust in government, while 54% say it undermines their confidence in other Americans. More than half say it affects the ability of political leaders to do their work. It also revealed that far more Republicans than Democrats blame journalists for fake news, which comes as no surprise given the Left’s near monopoly on American news.

Here’s more from Axios…

Americans view made-up news and information as a bigger problem than other critical issues, including terrorism, immigration, climate change and racism, according to a new survey from Pew Research Center.

Why it matters: The survey finds that Americans feel more worried today about fake news because it’s undermining their trust in key institutions, like government and the media.

The only issues that rank higher than made-up news and information as “very big problems in the country today” are drug addiction, the affordability of health care, the U.S. political system, and the income gap.

By the numbers: An overwhelming majority of Americans (68%) believe made-up news and information has a big impact on their trust in government, according to the survey.

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Big govt, Politics

Pelosi Doesn’t Think Public Understands Impeachment

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was caught voicing her opinion that the American public is just too stupid to understand the impeachment process and the difficulty of navigating that stupidity all the way to a 2020 victory. According to a report from The Daily Beast, Pelosi “expressed concerns that the public still doesn’t understand how the process of impeachment would play out. She noted that in her time over the recess in California well educated voters didn’t seem to understand that impeachment proceedings would not necessarily result in Trump’s immediate ouster from office.” This is Pelosi’s ham-fisted way of keeping the AOCs of the world at bay because she realizes, unfortunately, that it might just guarantee Trump’s victory.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) recently expressed concerns that the American public is not smart enough to truly understand the impeachment process.

The California lawmaker has been hesitant to jump aboard the impeachment train alongside the more “energized” members of her party. Prior to the tumultuous 2018 midterm elections and Mueller report results, Pelosi promised impeachment was “off the table.”

“Going into the [2006] election, I said it’s off the table. I didn’t mean it’s off the table if you had some goods. If somebody has information, then we can act upon it,” Pelosi told Rolling Stone. “But from what we know now, it’s off the table.”

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Courts, Immigration, Politics

Judge Trumps Pelosi’s Border Wall Stall

U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden rejected Nancy Pelosi’s Left-wing scheme to leave America’s borders wide open, ruling that the House of Representatives does not even have the standing to block the Trump administration from reallocating Defense Department funds for border wall construction. “While the Constitution bestows upon members of the House many powers, it does not grant them standing to haul the executive branch into court claiming a dilution of Congress’s legislative authority,” McFadden explained. Ignoring the national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border, Pelosi and her gaggle of low-IQ colleagues attempted to challenge the allocations as harming Congress’ constitutional power of the purse.

Here’s more from The Daily Caller…

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Monday ruled against House Democrats who tried to block the Trump administration from reallocating Defense Department funds for a border wall.

U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden said the House of Representatives does not have standing to bring the challenge, calling it a political fight between two branches.

“While the Constitution bestows upon members of the House many powers, it does not grant them standing to hale the executive branch into court claiming a dilution of Congress’s legislative authority,” McFadden’s decision reads.

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Immigration, Issues

AFRICANS Wade into Texas

A new video from Customs and Border Protection confirms that it’s not just Central Americans fleeing alleged “gang violence” to breach our borders. The video shows the “first large group”-116 in total-from Angola, Cameroon, and Congo wading across the Rio Grande River into the United States.”Large groups present a unique challenge for the men and women of the Del Rio Sector,” Chief Raul Ortiz said in a news release. “This large group from Africa further demonstrates the complexity and severity of the border security and humanitarian crisis at our Southwest border.” As for that river being a “natural barrier,” it barely reached the adults’ waists.

Here’s more from The American Mirror…

A group of illegals from Angola, Cameroon and Congo waded across the Rio Grande River and into the United States, video from Customs and Border Protection shows.

The video shows male and female adults walking through the water and into Texas, several with children on their shoulders.

The attempted invasion occurred on Thursday, according to the agency.

The river — or “natural barrier” — was so shallow, the surface didn’t reach the adults’ waists.

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2nd Amendment, Big govt, Politics

Biden’s Education Policy: Anti-Gun Indoctrination

Front-runner for the Left’s 2020 presidential nomination Joe Biden has announced his intention to incorporate anti-gun dogma into his “education” plan for this country. Here’s a sample from Biden’s website: “[H]e will secure passage of gun legislation to make our students safer, and he knows he can do it because he’s defeated the National Rifle Association twice before. He’ll begin by again championing legislation to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines-bans he authored in 1994.” Curiously, his policy fails to explain what to do about criminals illegally in possession of firearms. You know, because criminals usually don’t follow laws.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden announced on his campaign website that he intends to wage war on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens as a part of his “education” plan for America.

As noted by Second Amendment columnist AWR Hawkins, Biden said that the National Rifle Association (NRA) must be defeated “in order to make our schools safer,” and he wants to ban semi-automatic firearms.

Biden said that arming school faculty members does not make schools safer and the only solution is to implement more gun policies, which is contrary to what experts around the nation are discovering.

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Elections, Politics

AOC Burns the Bern, Endorses Warren

Rabid socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is turning her back on fellow comrade Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and giving her 2020 endorsement to Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). “One longtime Warren watcher said that it appears the senator’s campaign to win the official endorsement from the darling of progressives is on track,” the Washington Examiner reported. The report also noted that it’s a “coveted” endorsement that “could be the coup d’Ètat for the heart and soul of the restless left wing base Warren is courting.” That any candidate is wooing AOC spells disaster for the Democratic Party in 2020, which will be hard-pressed to come back to the center after swinging for the socialist fence.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

The most prominent Millennial legislator may be bailing on the man who paved the way for her stardom. According to a report in the Washington Examiner, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who is a self-described democratic socialist, will not endorse the nation’s leading socialist for president.

Instead, she’s reoortedly considering backing Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Warren has been staging a comeback of sorts these last few weeks, crushing Sanders from behind and pulling from his base of support, just as former Vice President Joe Biden increases his lead over the longtime Vermont senator in certain key primary states. Once behind by double digits, Warren has moved comfortably into third place in the 2020 Democratic primary, commanding comfortable double-digit favorability ratings in both national and state-based polls.

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Big govt, Courts, Politics

McConnell Vows to Fill SCOTUS Vacancy in 2020

The Left is foaming at the mouth after Senator Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) vow to fill any Supreme Court vacancy in 2020 if given the chance. McConnell’s unequivocal, “Uh, we’d fill it” has now triggered accusations of a double standard given his refusal to do so when Barack Obama was facing reelection. “We’ve known all along how hypocritical the @senatemajldr is,” said 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro. “But his shamlessness at stealing a Supreme Court seat is appalling.” But this is McConnell, so we’ll see if he can stick to his guns. Nevertheless, we’d love to see him quote Obama, “I won.”

Here’s more from Fox News…

Democrats are livid after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., stated that Republicans would confirm a new Supreme Court justice in 2020 if given the chance, despite refusing to do so when Barack Obama was president during the last presidential election.

McConnell made the comments during a speech in his home state Tuesday afternoon. Asked what Republicans would do if there was a vacancy on the court in 2020, he replied, “Uh, we’d fill it.” In 2016, McConnell and his fellow Republicans chose not to vote on Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, claiming that the next president should get to make that decision.

As a result, President Trump later successfully nominated the conservative Neil Gorsuch to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Garland is widely considered more centrist.

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