ALERTS: Dom Giordano – Stop Iran Rally; Stand with Rand on Planned Parenthood.
JOHN NOLTE – Trump leads; REBECCA BERG & CAITLIN HUEY-BURNS – GOP 1-Liners.
IRAN: POLLAK – Americans oppose 2-1; HAYES & KRISTOL- Demand the documents; CORCORAN – Iran’s plan for ISR; COTTON & POMPEO – Release the secrets.
IMMIGRATION: BREITBART – Green cards.
THE HILLARY: FUND – Her two races; FIELDS – Her past.
PA: STAUB – GOP investments?
LEADS: MITCHELL – Fed aid & tuition hikes.
END NOTE: SCOFOLO & COLLINS – Stars & Bars.
“General Petraeus misused classified info — and look at what happened to him.” John Fund
Stop Iran! Independence Hall Foundation
“We are very pleased to announce that WPHT 1210 AM Talk Show Host, Dom Giordano, has agreed to headline the Delaware Valley Stop Iran Rally tentatively scheduled for Sunday, September 13, 2-3:30 PM on Independence Mall, 6th and Market Streets (depending on timing of Congressional vote). “Please mark your calendars!
“The rally, initiated by the Foundation, will be spearheaded by the newly formed Delaware Valley Stop Iran Committee. Any legitimate, locally-based, non-profit group wishing to join the Committee should call 215.620.3055 for further details.
The purpose of the event is to unite opponents, educate the public to the dangerous nature of the agreement, and convince undecided members of our area Congressional delegation to oppose the deal.
ABORTION – Stand with Rand: Janet
Please call our Senators today! Keep calling and burn up the lines!!!
Tell them to vote to defund Planned Parenthood!!! Rand Paul has managed to get a bill on the floor to do this. STAND WITH RAND!!!!!
Senator Casey – (202) 224-6324
Senator Toomey – (202) 224-4254
If you haven’t seen the latest video and have the stomach for it, here it is.
John Nolte, Big Govt: “Trump Leads, Jeb Slips, Rubio Crashes In WSJ/NBC News Poll”
“The latest poll from The Wall Street Journal and NBC News is all good news for Donald Trump and all bad news for former Florida governor Jeb Bush and Florida Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)
. Since the last WSJ/NBC poll in June, despite a full-frontal media push to destroy him, billionaire businessman Trump has risen from just 1% to take the lead with 19%.
“Bush, who was in first place in June, has not just been overtaken by Trump, his support has cratered from 22% to just 14%. Bush is now in third place behind Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who sits at 15%. Back in June Walker was in second place with 17% support.
“Hit the hardest between the two polls is Rubio, who fell from 3rd place in June to 8th place. Support for Rubio has slipped from 14% to just 5%.
“Holding even steadier than Walker is Ben Carson. In June, the retired neurosurgeon was in 4th place with 11% support. Today Carson is still in 4th place with 10% support.
“Rounding out the poll: Texas senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)
sits in 5th place with 9% support; former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and Kentucky Senator Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)
are tied for 6th place at 6%; Chris Christie, Rick Perry, and John Kasich all earned just 3%.
“This poll pretty much backs up what we have been seeing from most of the more recent polls.
“The volatile movement for Bush and Rubio is worthy of note, as is the relative steadiness of support for Walker and Carson. . .”
Rebecca Berg & Caitlin Huey-Burns, RCP: “Republicans Ready One-Liners for Cleveland Debate”
Mostly people long in the tooth in their present jobs and no place to go but up . . .and most of them would be happy to snag a cabinet job . . .
“With just days until the first Republican presidential debate, candidates are deeply immersed in preparation: boning up on policy, predicting opponents’ lines of attack, running through mock debates in underground bunkers. Right?
“Well, not exactly.
“‘I’ve got a really fat book, and I’m sleeping on it at night, and I’m hoping all of that information will get inside my brain,’ Sen. Rand Paul joked as he walked through the Capitol last week.
“The first debate, to be hosted by Fox News on Thursday in Cleveland, will present an important opportunity for Republican candidates to introduce themselves to a wider swath of potential voters than any forum to date. But it won’t pose a daunting intellectual or rhetorical challenge.
“Instead, the test will be of ‘who can craft the best one-liners and deliver them at the debate,’ said Rick Santorum, who participated in the full calendar of Republican debates during the 2012 presidential election, and, despite being the runner-up for the nomination that cycle, won’t make the cut for Thursday’s prime-time stage, which is reserved for the top 10 candidates in an average of national polls. Instead, the former senator will spar among the six lowest-ranking candidates a few hours before the main event.
“‘All the candidates know that giving any kind of substantive answer is a mistake,’ Santorum said. ‘And all you have to do is have zingers.’
“As a result, the process of preparing for a primary debate, particularly at this early stage in the election cycle, bears little resemblance to the intensive regimen candidates undergo during the general election.
“Whereas candidates often clear their campaign schedules in the lead-up to general election debates, most Republicans have in recent weeks kept up a full slate of speeches, primary state swings, and television appearances. . .”
IRAN . . .
Joel Pollak, Big Govt: “Iran Deal Poll: Americans Oppose 2-to-1”
“A new Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday shows that American voters oppose the nuclear deal with Iran by a two-to-one margin. That two-thirds majority corresponds to the vote margins needed in the U.S. House and Senate to override the president’s veto and cancel the deal.
“American voters oppose 57 – 28 percent, with only lukewarm support from Democrats and overwhelming opposition for Republicans and independent voters, the nuclear pact negotiated with Iran,” the release from Quinnipiac states. Republicans overwhelmingly oppose the deal by an 86% to 3% margin, and only a slim majority of Democrats support it. The poll of 1,644 registered voters has a margin of error of 2.4%.
“Opposition to the Iran deal has widened as Congress has probed the details of the agreement in televised hearings on Capitol Hill. One major issue is the existence of secret side deals between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Iran governing nuclear inspections, which the administration has not read or provided to Congress, in violation of the Iran Nuclear Review Agreement Act (the Corker bill).”
Stephen Hayes & William Kristol, Weekly Std: “Demand the Documents”
“To paraphrase Lincoln, if we could first know where Iran is and whither Iran is tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it. To evaluate the Iran deal, we need, to the degree possible, to understand the Iranian regime, its nature and its history, its past and present behavior.
“The bad news is that the Obama administration doesn’t want us to have all the information available to judge that regime and its behavior. The good news is that Congress can insist the information be provided.
“Here’s an important instance. We have been told by six current or former intelligence officials that the collection of documents captured in the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound includes explosive information on Iran’s relationship with al Qaeda over the past two decades, including details of Iran’s support for al Qaeda’s attacks on Americans. Some of these officials believe this information alone could derail the deal. We haven’t seen it. But the American people should see it all before Congress votes on the deal in September.
“There are letters about Iran’s role, influence, and acknowledgment of enabling al Qaeda operatives to pass through Iran as long as al Qaeda did their dirty work against the Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan,” Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, tells The Weekly Standard. ‘What Congress should demand is to see all the UBL [Osama bin Laden] documents related to Iran and all the documents related to intentions of AQ into the future—they are very telling.’ . . .”
Kieran Corcoran, UK Daily Mail: “Iran’s ayatollah publishes 416-page guide to destroying Israel and rails against the ‘American Great Satan’ – despite nuclear deal”
- Ali Khamenei, the Islamic country’s Supreme Leader, reportedly wrote book
- Entitled Palestine, the tract is said to outline method of wiping out Israel
- Khamenei is said to plan to harass Jews from the country with endless war of attrition
- Would then attempt to engineer vote to establish Palestinian state instead
- Book disparages Israel as being ‘ally of the American Great Satan’
- President Obama is currently trying to convince Congress to approve his deal with the nation on their nuclear program
Tom Cotton & Mike Pompeo, WSJ: “Release the Secret Iran Deals”
“The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act requires that Congress get all the documents, including those involving Iran and any other parties.
“For those of us who are elected officials, few votes will be more consequential than whether to approve or disapprove the nuclear agreement President Obama has reached with Iran. Yet the president expects Congress to cast this vote without the administration’s fully disclosing the contents of the deal to the American people. This is unacceptable and plainly violates the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act—a law the president signed only weeks ago.
“During a recent trip to Vienna to meet with the International Atomic Energy Agency, the organization charged with verifying Iran’s compliance, we learned that certain elements of this deal are—and will remain—secret. According to the IAEA, those involved with the negotiations, including the Obama administration, agreed to allow Iran to forge the secret side deals with the IAEA on two issues.
“The first governs the IAEA’s inspection of the Parchin military complex, the facility long suspected as the site of Iran’s long-range ballistic-missile and nuclear-weapons development. The second addresses what—if anything—Iran will be required to disclose about the past military dimensions of its nuclear program.
“Yet the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act specifically says that Congress must receive all nuclear agreement documents, including any related to agreements “entered into or made between Iran and any other parties.” It expressly includes “side agreements.” This requirement is not strictly limited to agreements to which the U.S. is a signatory. This law passed in May, well before the nuclear negotiations ended. The Obama administration should have held firm in negotiations to obtain what was necessary for Congress to review the agreement. Iran, not the U.S., should have conceded on this point. . .”
IMMIGRATION . . .
Breitbart: “Exclusive — USA to Issue More Green Cards than Populations of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina Combined”
“Breitbart News has exclusively obtained text and a chart from the Senate’s Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, chaired by Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
, concerning America’s ongoing policy of massive legal immigration:
“The overwhelming majority of immigration to the United States is the result of our visa policies. Each year, millions of visas are issued to temporary workers, foreign students, refugees, asylees, and permanent immigrants for admission into the United States. The lion’s share of these visas are for lesser-skilled and lower-paid workers and their dependents who, because they are here on work-authorized visas, are added directly to the same labor pool occupied by current unemployed jobseekers. Expressly because they arrive on legal immigrant visas, most will be able to draw a wide range of taxpayer-funded benefits, and corporations will be allowed to directly substitute these workers for Americans. Improved border security would have no effect on the continued arrival of these foreign workers, refugees, and permanent immigrants—because they are all invited here by the federal government. . .”
THE HILLARY . . .
John Fund, NRO: “Hillary’s Two Races: To Keep Ahead of the Investigators, and to Win the White House”
“Hillary Clinton is running two races: one for president and one to keep information about her private e-mail server and activities as secretary of state from public view as long as possible, preferably until she is back in the White House in 2017.
“Last week, we learned more about the extent of the Clinton cover-up. Acting on a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch, federal Judge Emmet Sullivan, a Bill Clinton appointee, cracked down on the delay tactics exercised in the effort to build a moat around her e-mails.
“He ordered Clinton and two of her closest aides, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills, to ‘describe, under penalty of perjury, the extent to which Ms. Abedin and Ms. Mills used Mrs. Clinton’s email server to conduct official government business.’ He also ordered them to confirm that that ‘they have produced all responsive information that was or is in their possession as a result of their employment at the State Department.’ And if ‘all such information has not yet been produced,’ they are ordered to produce it ‘forthwith.’
“The answers are important. The inspector general for the government’s intelligence community, I. Charles McCullough III, has found that some of the 30,000 Clinton e-mails turned over to the State Department contain classified material. Taking a random sample of 40 e-mails, he found four with classified information — material that was classified at the time it was sent and that was extremely vulnerable to hackers and foreign intelligence agencies. A fifth e-mail concerning the 2012 Benghazi attack that left an ambassador and three other Americans dead is already public and appears to have contained classified information. In all likelihood, there are many more. . .” http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/415208/hillarys-judgment-problem-larry-kudlow
Suzanne Fields, RCP: “Hillary Clinton’s Unsavory Past Returns–With Sharp New Teeth”
“. . . The many sexual misadventures of Bill, who was the Bill Cosby of his day, and the excuses and enabling behavior of Hillary Clinton on his behalf, will come not as old news but as the newest of scandals. William Faulkner observed that the past is not dead because it is not even past — and he reached that conclusion before the existence of Internet and social media, where nothing goes to die. The reprise of old news won’t be flattering to Hillary Clinton and her second presidential campaign, which is not off the rails but does not look as steady on the rails as it once did.
“Paula Jones, Gennifer Flowers, Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, Sally Perdue, Linda Tripp and Monica Lewinsky, names that once dominated conversations, enlivened front pages and lit up television screens across the land, are ancient history now, names as remote as Mary Pickford, Aimee Semple McPherson and Amelia Earhart.
“But everything that goes around comes around, and Kathleen Willey, a particularly embarrassing name from the Clinton family past, announced this week that she is putting up a website to remind everyone of Bill’s gory days and Hillary’s unsavory supporting role.
“Willey tells how she, having been a volunteer in Clinton campaigns, called on the president after her husband died unexpectedly, to ask for a job. Instead of talking about job prospects, she said, he attempted to kiss and fondle her. She has set out to hear from women who have been “harassed, stalked, intimidated or persecuted by a person in (a) position of power or public trust.”
“But it’s not Bubba from whom she seeks vengeance, retribution and further accountability. She’s after Hillary for what she calls, with considerable evidence, her complicity in her husband’s sexual abuses and scandals.
“‘She is the war on women, as far as I am concerned,’ the widow Willey says, ‘… she’s made it a point to find out … every woman … who’s crossed his path over the years. She’s orchestrated a terror campaign against every one of these women, including me.’ . . .”
PA . . .
Andrew Staub, PA Independent: “Conservatives question state GOP’s return on campaign investments”
“One of Pennsylvania’s political parties is spending tens of thousands of dollars to elect a union official to a state House seat, but it’s not the Democrats.
“Hoping to hold onto the 161st Legislative District in southeastern Pennsylvania, the Republican Party has thrown its weight behind Paul Mullen, business manager for International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 654 and president of the Delaware County Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO.
“Mullen’s labor background and past support of Democratic candidates has grassroots conservatives betting he’ll ignore legislative priorities close to their hearts. It also makes them wonder why their party is throwing money at people such as Mullen, one of three candidates vying for the seat up for grabs in Tuesday’s special election.
“‘It’s something that they do all the time,’ said Leo Knepper, executive director of the Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania, a political action committee that supports conservative candidates. ‘This isn’t new, but Mullen is probably the best and most egregious example in recent history.’
“He’s right. Campaign finance records show the state GOP habitually spends money on candidates who oppose conservative goals, such as privatizing the state-run wine and spirits stores or moving public workers from a defined-benefit pension to a 401(k)-style retirement plan. . .”
LEADS . . .
Josh Mitchell, WSJ: “Federal Aid’s Role in Driving Up Tuitions Gains Credence”
“View long held by conservatives is being adopted by more mainstream economists; New York Fed study faults government aid for letting colleges boost prices
“Imagine a scenario in which the federal government helps households pursue the American dream with ultra-loose credit, only to see prices skyrocket and families take on loads of debt they can’t repay.
“Yes, it sounds like the housing market of a decade ago, but some say it is also the challenge of today’s higher-education system.
“The federal government has boosted aid to families in recent decades to make college more affordable. A new study from the New York Federal Reserve faults these policies for enabling college institutions to aggressively raise tuitions.
“The implication is the federal government is fueling a vicious cycle of higher prices and government aid that ultimately could cost taxpayers and price some Americans out of higher education, similar to what some economists contend happened with the housing bubble.
“Conservatives have long held that generous federal-aid policies inflate higher-education costs, a viewpoint famously articulated by then-Education Secretary William Bennett in a 1987 column that came to be dubbed the Bennett Hypothesis.
“Now, more mainstream economists and academics are adopting that view, or at least some variation. And while college institutions reject the notion that they game the federal student-aid system to jack up prices, many higher-education officials concede there is a pricing problem, and changes are needed. . .”
END NOTE. . .
Mark Scofolo & Jeffrey Collins, MyWay: “Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag”
“HANOVER, Pa. (AP) — Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display.
“But people still fly it, and not just in the South, despite announcements by leading flag-makers and retailers that they will no longer sell products showing the secessionist battle flag.
“Some who display it are motivated by pride in their ancestry or enthusiasm for Southern history. Others see it as a symbol of their right to challenge to authority in general, and the federal government in particular. And some have hoisted Confederate flags in recent weeks precisely because it’s generating controversy again.
“‘You can’t take it out on the flag — the flag had nothing to do with it,’ said Ralph Chronister, who felt inspired to dig out his old Confederate flag, which is decorated with a bald eagle, and hang it from his weather-beaten front porch on a heavily traveled street in Hanover, Pennsylvania.
“‘I’ve got nothing against black people; I’ve got nothing against anyone else,’ said Chronister, 46, who was raised in Maryland. ‘I’m just very proud of my Southern heritage. That’s why I fly it.’. . .”