VFP/C4L, May 4th.
GOP: ERICKSON – Indiana necessity; FLEISHMAN – Cruz in California; GOLDBERG – Pence to pick a side?
LEADS: GERTZ – China’s hypersonic missile; JUDICIAL WATCH – Cartels & terrorists; HEINE – Hillary’s catastrophe; ROSS – State hid email; POLLOCK – Heinz-Kerry invested millions.
Passover 2016 begins in the evening of Friday, April 22
and ends in the evening of Saturday, April 30
Janet: VFP & Citizens for Liberty
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, KING OF PRUSSIA VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY, 170 ALLENDALE ROAD, 7-9p.m. (doors open at 6:30).
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“- May is our 4th year anniversary. Help us celebrate in all that you have given us. “- We will acknowledge the recent passing of a fellow Patriot and friend to our organization, Mike Souders. “- An update will be given about the situation occurring in Oregon, pertaining to the LaVoy Finicum family, as well as our friends, the Cliven and Carol Bundy family. “- An introduction to the new ‘umbrella’ groups will be announced. We will be seeking volunteers to set brushfires in the minds of PA residents. Our new HB 230/Constitutional Carry Bill team, was kickstarted in PA at our April Meet and Greet. “- Find out what our summer activities include. We will be non-stop. While May is our final event here, we have alot going on that you can participate in, until we return to King of Prussia in September. “- We will have our random monthly door prize. “- FREE potluck dinner buffet included. Feel free to bring a dish or a snack, “- Feast on our 4th birthday cake. “- Cash bar available.”
“If current general-election poll results are even remotely accurate, Trump would go down to a defeat of biblical proportions in November. His standing with women is so low, he even puts automatic Republican states such as Mississippi and Utah into play. He’s wildly unpopular with young voters — 17 percent have a favorable view of him in the latest Harvard Public Opinion Project poll. Only 37 of young Republicans view him favorably. Trump’s new de facto campaign manager, Paul Manafort, recently told fellow Republican insiders not to worry.
“All of this can be overcome because Trump’s vulnerabilities merely reflect ‘personality’ problems, while Clinton’s reflect ‘character” issues. . .’ Jonah Goldberg http://www.nationalreview.com/article/434572/mike-pence-ted-cruz-endorsement-indiana-donald-trump
GOP . . .
The mobs howl “democracy” that easily becomes mob rule. The French had their revolution, the Germans theirs. The French also needed a guillotine, the Germans swastikas. And the Russian Bolsheviks used machine guns on three-wheeled carts to evict their elites and to establish communes. And over decades we Americans move from one scoundrel to another: The Donald is our cure for Barry who was the mob’s cure for George. America is now in the hands of the personality disorders, the lazy, the impulsive, the drug users, and the terrorist. And Donald and Hillary will rant and tax us whereas Obama and Bush created unfunded entitlements and Teddy opened our borders while getting drunk and porking waitresses after lunch.
We and our children all need Ted to win Indiana and California. . .
Erick Erickson, Resurgent: “Last Night Was Not a Surprise, but Indiana Becomes a Necessary Win”
“It was no secret that Donald Trump was going to do well last night. He did very well in New England in states that will not vote Republican in November even for Trump. Now the race moves to Indiana, where Ted Cruz must win. Sure, mathematically Cruz can just keep it close, but psychologically if Cruz does not win Indiana I think the race permanently shifts away from him.
“The anti-Trump forces spent almost no money in last night’s races. They did not want to waste money on a region of the country that has become increasingly secular and liberal where the GOP has little chance in November, but Trump would do well. They moved quickly to Indiana.
“And Indiana is where Trump can be stopped from getting to 1,237. Kasich is standing down to let Ted Cruz and Donald Trump go after each other. Indiana’s conservatives now need to stand up and join Cruz against Trump. Mike Pence now needs to publicly support Cruz and steer the Indiana GOP in Cruz’s direction.
“A federal district court in New York has given some ammunition to those opposed to Trump. The fraud case against Trump University is going to proceed and start on the day the Republican National Convention starts. It raises more doubts about Trump’s ability to beat Hillary Clinton.
“But it will still be a tough slog in only one week. . .”
John Fleishman, Breitbart: “In Decisive California Primary, Ted Cruz Is in Control”
“The question of whether business tycoon Donald Trump clinches the 1,237 pledged first-ballot delegate votes needed to win at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July will only be decided in delegate-rich California.
“The race for the Republican nomination was not decided Tuesday, with Trump’s sweep through the liberal northeastern states. Nor will the battle end with the GOP primaries throughout May in Indiana, Oregon (or as Trump pronounces it “Or-E-Gone”) or Washington State.
“When the polls close on June 7, only then will we know whether Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)
will have stopped Trump, and set the stage for a convention showdown.
“California will ultimately be a Trump-Cruz contest. While Ohio Governor John Kasich will, no doubt, still be running, his anemic effort to show that the establishment still has a horse in the race will be irrelevant to those California GOP voters who do not want Trump. To them, it will be clear that Cruz is the only one really positioned to compete for delegates.
“California is a winner-take-all-by-district contest: 159 delegates will be awarded – three to the top-vote-getter in each of the state’s 53 Congressional Districts, with the ten statewide delegates and the voters of the three California RNC members going to the statewide plurality winner.
“To stop Trump, Cruz will likely need significantly less than half of California’s delegates, as Trump needs to win over 50% of the remaining 622 delegates . . .”
Jonah Goldberg, NRO: “With Indiana a Critical Battleground, Pence Must Pick a Side”
“Someone slap a photo of Mike Pence on a milk carton.
“The Indiana governor may not have been abducted, but he’s certainly missing in action on the central question facing the Republican party: Are you with Trump, or against him?
“Pence is hardly alone on the sidelines, of course. But the crowd of wet-fingered politicians trying to determine which way the wind is blowing doesn’t matter. Pence does. If Donald Trump loses the May 3 Indiana primary, it is all but certain he will fall short of the 1,237 delegates necessary to win the nomination on the first ballot. Indiana is now the Gates of Vienna for stopping the Trumpian takeover of the GOP.
“That’s why Ohio governor John Kasich and Texas senator Ted Cruz have struck an admittedly awkward and somewhat unsightly deal to coordinate their campaigns to keep Trump from winning there. Kasich is dropping out of the Indiana race, and Cruz will clear a path for Kasich in New Mexico and Oregon. Kasich almost immediately stumbled trying to stick to the deal, but it remains as close to a united front against the longtime-Democrat-turned-Republican pretender as we’re going to get.
“And where is Pence, longtime proponent of conservative courage? In his bunker, insisting that he’s “for anybody but Hillary and Bernie Sanders.”
“To be fair, Pence is in a pickle because he’s up for reelection in 2016, and the beleaguered Hoosier thinks he can’t afford to alienate any Republican voters.
“Boo hoo. . .”
Also: National Review – “Governor Pence, It’s Time to Take a Stand” http://www.nationalreview.com/article/434581/mike-pence-ted-cruz
LEADS . . .
Bill Gertz, Free Beacon: “China Successfully Tests Hypersonic Missile”
“Seventh test of new DF-ZF glider tracked over northern China
“China successfully flight tested its new high-speed maneuvering warhead last week, days after Russia carried out its own hypersonic glider test, according to Pentagon officials.
“The test of the developmental DF-ZF hypersonic glide vehicle was monitored after launch Friday atop a ballistic missile fired from the Wuzhai missile launch center in central China, said officials familiar with reports of the test.
“The maneuvering glider, traveling at several thousand miles per hour, was tracked by satellites as it flew west along the edge of the atmosphere to an impact area in the western part of the country.
It was the seventh successful flight test of the revolutionary glider, which travels at speeds between 4,000 and 7,000 miles per hour.
“U.S. intelligence officials have assessed that China plans to use the glider to deliver nuclear weapons through increasingly sophisticated missile defenses. The DF-ZF also could be used as part of a conventional strategic strike weapon capable of hitting targets around the world within an hour. . .”
Judicial Watch: “Cartels Help Terrorists in Mexico Get to U.S. to Explore Targets; ISIS Militant Shaykh Mahmood Omar Khabir among Them”
“Mexican drug traffickers help Islamic terrorists stationed in Mexico cross into the United States to explore targets for future attacks, according to information forwarded to Judicial Watch by a high-ranking Homeland Security official in a border state. Among the jihadists that travel back and forth through the porous southern border is a Kuwaiti named Shaykh Mahmood Omar Khabir, an ISIS operative who lives in the Mexican state of Chihuahua not far from El Paso, Texas. Khabir trained hundreds of Al Qaeda fighters in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen and has lived in Mexico for more than a year, according to information provided by JW’s government source.
“Now Khabir trains thousands of men—mostly Syrians and Yemenis—to fight in an ISIS base situated in the Mexico-U.S. border region near Ciudad Juárez, the intelligence gathered by JW’s source reveals. Staking out U.S. targets is not difficult and Khabir actually brags in an Italian newspaper article published last week that the border region is so open that he “could get in with a handful of men, and kill thousands of people in Texas or in Arizona in the space of a few hours.” Foreign Affairs Secretary Claudia Ruiz, Mexico’s top diplomat, says in the article that she doesn’t understand why the Obama administration and the U.S. media are “culpably neglecting this phenomenon,” adding that “this new wave of fundamentalism could have nasty surprises in store for the United States.”
“This disturbing development appears on the Open Source Enterprise, the government database that collects and analyzes valuable material from worldwide print, broadcast and online media sources for the U.S. intelligence community. . .”
Debra Heine, PJM: “Napolitano: Hillary Facing Catastrophe Whether She Is Indicted or Not”
“A number of conservative politicos have predicted that scores of FBI agents could revolt if their investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server finds overwhelming evidence of criminal wrongdoing and the Justice Department refuses to indict her. According to their theories, not only could there be mass resignations, including that FBI Director James Comey, but there could also be major leaks of unauthorized FBI investigative materials to the public.
On Friday morning, a powerful sitting senator also suggested that the FBI may leak reports of its investigation if the agency believes prosecution of Clinton was thwarted for political reasons.
During a breakfast meeting with the Des Moines A.M. Rotary club, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said, “If there’s political interference, then I assume that somebody in the FBI is going to leak these reports and it’s either going to have an effect politically or it’s going to lead to prosecution if there’s enough evidence.”
Chuck Ross, Daily Caller: “State Dept. Delayed Releasing Email That Could Have Blown Lid Off Hillary Email Scandal”
“. . . Judicial Watch says that it received a letter from the State Department last week in which agency officials said that a September 2012 email had been completely withheld from a production of documents that the watchdog demanded as part of a Freedom of Information Act seeking records containing Benghazi talking points.
“‘Also, upon further review, the Department has determined that one document previously withheld in full in our letter dated November 12, 2014 may now be released in part,’ reads the new letter from the State Department.
The Sept. 29, 2012 email is entitled ‘Key Points’ and was sent among Clinton and two of her top aides, Cheryl Mills and Jake Sullivan. It concerned talking points that Clinton planned to use for a conference call with a group of Senators. . .” http://dailycaller.com/2016/04/26/state-dept-delayed-releasing-email-that-could-have-blown-lid-off-hillary-email-scandal/#ixzz46xMIvTQF
Richard Pollock, Daily Caller: “EXCLUSIVE: Kerry, Heinz Family Have Millions Invested In Offshore Tax Havens”
“Secretary of State John Kerry and his wife Teresa Heinz have invested millions of U.S. dollars through family trusts in at least 11 offshore tax havens, according to an analysis by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
“The revelation comes on the heels of the release of the Panama Papers, a treasure trove of 11.5 million legal and financial records documenting how some of the world’s richest and most powerful people have used offshore bank accounts to conceal their wealth and avoid taxes. . .”