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Trump administration DENIES National Guard Mobilization to round up illegals
Press was protected so that it could bare the secrets of the government
and inform the people. Only a free and unrestrained press can
effectively expose deception in government. And paramount among the
responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people."
-- Justice Hugo L. Black
(1886-1971) US Supreme Court Justice
White House press secretary Sean Spicer says an 11-page draft seen by
The Associated Press 'is not a White House document'
Spicer insists the AP report that the plan is under
consideration 'is 100 per cent not true. It is false. It is
irresponsible to be saying this'
White House press secretary Sean Spicer forcefully denied on Friday that
the Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many
as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up illegal immigrants,
including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border.
'That is 100 per cent not true. It is false. It is irresponsible to be saying this,' Spicer told reporters aboard Air Force One.
'There is no effort at all to round up, to utilize the National Guard to round up illegal immigrants.'
An 11-page document seen by The Associated Press and later obtained by
DailyMail.com calls for the unprecedented militarization of immigration
enforcement as far north as Portland, Oregon, and as far east as New
MEXICANS FLOOD CONSULATES...
Obama, Bush mobilized troops for enforcement...
Tillerson Fires Most of the 7th Floor at State Department
Americans were stunned to learn of the State Department rogue Shadow
Government which operated in secret from the 7th floor. They were
behind the corrupt handling of the Clinton documents.
CBS News announced that Rex Tillerson, the new Secretary of State,
fired most of the 7th floor policy makers who so famously
called themselves the “shadow government”.
Policy will be controlled by the White House, not professional diplomats, CBS stated.
ICE: More Illegals Snared in Raids Under Obama?
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) took to social media to quell
what it calls "dangerous and irresponsible" stories that allege the
agency is executing "roundups" of illegal immigrants for deportation.
Untrue, ICE said in a tweet.
ICE arrested nearly 700 illegals over recent operations, saying 75 percent of those had criminal records.
Also true, says ICE: One President Obama operation alone in 2012 netted 350 percent more illegal fugitives.
DNC leaders unhappy with aggressive tactics to elect Ellison as chairman
Democratic Party activists who tried unsuccessfully to sink Hillary
Clinton’s nomination at last year’s convention are at it again,
pestering national party members ahead of next week’s vote on a new
Party leaders are eager to incorporate the energy of progressives who
buoyed Sen. Bernard Sanders’ presidential campaign last year — but less
enthusiastic about the activists’ rough edges that continue to irk many
Democratic National Committee members.
They say the phone calls to lobby for Rep. Keith Ellison, the choice of
progressives, over Tom Perez, viewed as the establishment choice, are
out of control.
Scott Pruitt confirmed as EPA chief
Democrats' stalling fails amid email controversy
Scott Pruitt won confirmation Friday to be administrator of the EPA,
foiling Democrats’ attempts to hold up his nomination until the former
Oklahoma attorney general complies with a judge’s order and releases
thousands of emails between his office and oil-and-gas companies.
In a highly contentious vote that came on the heels of a last-ditch
delaying effort from Democrats, Mr. Pruitt was approved to head the
agency by a vote of 52 to 46.
The vote broke largely along party lines, though two Democrats — Sen.
Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota —
backed Mr. Pruitt.
Trump touts 'mainstream media accountability survey'
Asks supporters to 'fight back' against press
President Trump is urging supporters to help “fight back against the
media’s attacks and deceptions” by answering an online survey about the
performance of the fourth estate.
Mr. Trump’s team emailed a “mainstream media accountability survey” to
supporters Thursday not long after he publicly ridiculed several
journalists during a contentious press conference.
“The press has become so dishonest that if we don’t talk about, we are
doing a tremendous disservice to the American people. Tremendous
disservice. We have to talk to find out what’s going on, because the
press honestly is out of control. The level of dishonesty is out of
control,” Mr. Trump told reporters during a White House press conference
Retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg
'Three others,' 'very much in play' for NSA
President Trump said Friday that retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, the
acting national security adviser, is among four people who are “very
much in play” for the full-time post after Vice Admiral Robert Harward
turned down the position on Thursday.
“General Keith Kellogg, who I have known for a long time, is very much
in play for NSA - as are three others,” the president tweeted.
White House chief of staff Reince Priebus confirmed earlier on “Fox
& Friends” that Gen. Kellogg is “very much in contention.”
Crossroads Media found, to become White House's new communications director?
The White House plans to name Mike Dubke, founder of Crossroads Media, as its new communications director, CNN reported.
CNN reporter Jim Acosta tweeted Thursday night: “GOP operative and
Crossroads Media founder Mike Dubke expected to be named new WH comms
director, I’m told.”
Press secretary Sean Spicer has been doing that job as well as being
director of communications for President Trump since the inauguration.
Mr. Dubke is expected to work alongside Mr. Spicer, who will remain as
press secretary, Mr. Acosta tweeted further.
NKorea: We'll Reject Malaysia Autopsy of Kim Half Brother
North Korea said Friday it will reject the results of an autopsy on its
leader's estranged half brother, the victim of an apparent assassination
this week at an airport in Malaysia. Pyongyang's ambassador said
Malaysian officials may be "trying to conceal something" and "colluding
with hostile forces."
Speaking to reporters gathered outside the morgue in Kuala Lumpur, North
Korean Ambassador Kang Chol said Malaysia conducted the autopsy on Kim
Jong Nam "unilaterally and excluding our attendance."
Kim Jong Nam, who was 45 or 46 and had lived in exile for years,
suddenly fell ill at the Kuala Lumpur airport on Monday as he waited for
a flight home to Macau. Dizzy and in pain, he told medical workers at
the airport he had been sprayed with a chemical. He died while being
taken to a hospital.
The student Left's culture of intolerance is creating a new generation of conservatives
Student demands for censorship get a lot of coverage. Spiked Online’s
Free Speech University Rankings, now in its third annual edition, argues
that there is a “crisis of free speech on campus”.
By analysing the censorious policies and actions that have taken place
on British campuses, Spiked concluded that 63.5 per cent of universities
actively censor speech and 30.5 per cent stifle speech through
excessive regulation. You can barely go a few days without encountering a
new op-ed covering censorship on campus.
Maajid Nawaz describes the students demanding censorship as members of
the “regressive left”. Milo Yiannopoulos calls them “snowflakes”.
When the high-minded stoop to the low-down
Rage can lead the unwary to dangerous places, and some of our media
notabilities are half-way there. E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post
poses the question that bugs them most.
“Let’s not mumble or whisper about the central issue facing our
country,” he demands. “What is this democratic nation to do when the
man serving as president of the United States plainly has no business
being president of the United States.”
Mr. Dionne, judging by the rants and raves on display in newspapers and
on television newscasts, clearly speaks for many of his colleagues.
He doesn’t offer a direct answer to the question he bravely plucked
from his navel. But the answer is logically self-evident. He clearly
doesn’t think the nation can wait four or eight years to get rid of
Donald Trump by defeating him in another national election. “Central
issues” are too important for that.
The U.S.-Israel economic bondhttp:/The U.S.-Israel economic bond
Powering growth through innovation is a shared goal
Much of the
talk around President Trump’s meeting this week with Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House surrounds the political and
security relationship between the two countries. That is important. But
it is only part of the story. Despite having a tiny population of eight
million people, Israel is playing a crucial role in helping to power
the U.S. economy for the next generation.
It is no
exaggeration to say that the U.S.-Israel economic and commercial
relationship is transforming the economies of both countries, creating
a virtual circle of productivity and growth. And what is behind this?
In one word: innovation.
"It is discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit."
-- Noel Coward
(1899-1973) British playwright
Medal of Honor
Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action
enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving
Armed Services of the United States.
to its recipient by the President of the
United States of America in the name of Congress.
first award of the Medal of Honor was made March 25, 1863 to
JACOB PARROTT.The last award of the Medal of Honor was made
September 15, 2011
to Sergeant DAKOTA MEYER.
then there have been: •
3458 recipients of the Medal of Honor.
Today there are 85 Living Recipients of the
Medal of Honor.
Captain Humbert R. Versace
distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism during the period of 29
October 1963 to 26 September 1965, while serving as S-2 Advisor,
Military Assistance Advisory Group, Detachment 52, Ca Mau, Republic of
Vietnam. While accompanying a Civilian Irregular Defense Group patrol
engaged in combat operations in Thoi Binh District, An Xuyen Province,
Captain Versace and the patrol came under sudden and intense mortar,
automatic weapons, and small arms fire from elements of a heavily armed
enemy battalion. As the battle raged, Captain Versace, although
severely wounded in the knee and back by hostile fire, fought valiantly
and continued to engage enemy targets. Weakened by his wounds and
fatigued by the fierce firefight, Captain Versace stubbornly resisted
capture by the over-powering Viet Cong force with the last full measure
of his strength and ammunition. Taken prisoner by the Viet Cong, he
exemplified the tenets of the Code of Conduct from the time he entered
into Prisoner of War status. Captain Versace assumed command of his
fellow American soldiers, scorned the enemy's exhaustive interrogation
and indoctrination efforts, and made three unsuccessful attempts to
escape, despite his weakened condition which was brought about by his
wounds and the extreme privation and hardships he was forced to endure.
During his captivity, Captain Versace was segregated in an isolated
prisoner of war cage, manacled in irons for prolonged periods of time,
and placed on extremely reduced ration. The enemy was unable to break
his indomitable will, his faith in God, and his trust in the United
States of America. Captain Versace, an American fighting man who
epitomized the principles of his country and the Code of Conduct, was
executed by the Viet Cong on 26 September 1965. Captain Versace's
gallant actions in close contact with an enemy force and unyielding
courage and bravery while a prisoner of war are in the highest
traditions of the military service and reflect the utmost credit upon
himself and the United States Army.
Archives: Geoff Metcalf/NewsMax January 14, 2010
Plunging Approval Shouldn't Surprise Democratic Bullies
By Geoff Metcalf
Reasonable people can disagree (or should be able to) reasonably when
they honestly consider facts that may contradict their preconceived
opinions and prejudices.
However, unfortunately, especially in the partisan environment of
politics, reason, honest analysis, and fairness too quickly become
victims of the “us-vs.-them” thing. Politics has become a blood sport
in which the only golden rule is “the team with the gold makes the
Politicians who were elected to represent the best interests,
wants, and desires of their constituents morph into petty,
agenda-driven competitors quick to eschew reason for partisanship.
Sadly, this axiomatic reality is universal and not exclusive to any one
Politics is supposed to be the art of compromise. However, it
increasingly has become a blood sport personifying the absolute worse
elements of abuse of power under the color of authority.
President Barack Obama, a year after promising "change" and a
tsunami of bipartisan cooperation, now reluctantly admits that he has
not succeeded in bringing the country together. In a recent People
magazine interview, the president begrudgingly acknowledged an
atmosphere of divisiveness that has washed away the lofty national
feeling surrounding his inauguration a year
"That's what's been lost this year. . . that whole sense of changing how Washington works," Obama said.
"What I haven't been able to do in the midst of this crisis is
bring the country together in a way that we had done in the
inauguration," he said, referring to last Jan. 20, when hundreds of
thousands flooded into Washington to see him sworn in as America's
first black president. . . before reality and buyer's remorse.
The simple reality is that Obama has failed because he and his
party's leadership (or, critics will argue, LACK of leadership) have
failed — failed to do what they said they would do, and failed to do
anything the "way" they promised.
Notwithstanding lofty eloquence, consensus, and "unity" cannot be
mandated by imperial decree. Partisan acrimony is not and cannot be
bridled by harangue, bullying, or bludgeon. Politics is the art of
compromise, and the facts in evidence demonstrate that this
administration and this Democrat-led Congress have not been disposed to
engage in compromise.http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/nov/2/have-hillary-clintons-scandals-topped-richard-nixo/
Rather, the Democrats have embraced a ham-fisted, "our-way-or-the-highway" forced imposition of their will.
Now, in the wake of spelunking poll numbers, rampant buyer's remorse,
and a previously unimagined nostalgia for the Carter administration,
Democrats seem shocked, amazed, and confused that more than half the
country not only does not approve of what they are trying to do but
also dislikes how they are doing it.
Blaming the dark sky and coming ice age on Bush (or Reagan or
Nixon or Eisenhower or Lincoln) is a worn-out dog that flat-out ain't
When Mr. Cool was promising "change," little did anyone assume
that change might result in a Republican's winning Teddy Kennedy's
Senate seat. (But that could happen, and soon.)
It is a sad reality that, at the same time our military
significantly has improved the quality of the U.S. troops who serve,
the civilian leadership and politicians have regressed to a level
reminiscent of uneducated feudal bullies.
The military is smarter, more fit, better equipped, and as
committed as any generation from Valley Forge to Iwo Jima or Pleiku to
Bosnia. We have an all-volunteer military that is dedicated to
protecting you. Conversely, the political arena is littered with
disingenuous, duplicitous partisans who long since have abandoned their
constituents for the next political victory (and/or pork-laden earmark).
I recently re-read Robert Humphrey's "Living Values for a New
Millennium" in preparation for a seminar entitled "Clarifying American
Core Values" in February.
In a 1997 speech before professor Humphrey passed away, he said
that top leadership, in both our civilian or military government, is
afraid even to discuss this apparent decisive need for new thinking
both at home and overseas. Thirteen years ago, he observed that the
news media and public opinion polls advise, "The people sense a moral
bankruptcy in Washington" with a bickering inability in government to
face these deeper problems.
Wherever you go, you are little bit safer because of the military and
yet more at risk because of the coat-room shenanigans of Congress.
Wherever the military sets a boot, everyone has a friend, a defender,
and a champion. However, politicians seem more concerned about the next
PAC contribution than the wants, needs, or well-being of the very
people they were elected to represent.
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard once wrote, “Moral
relativism has set in so deeply that the gilded classes have become
incapable of discerning right from wrong. Everything can be explained
away, especially by journalists. Life is one great moral mush —
sophistry washed down with Chardonnay.”