YAHOO!: Arm the teachers.
PA: Tamari – Game up-ended.
FBI: Ross – Verification.
HEALTH CARE: Hannity – Josh Umber site
LEADS: Martel – China predicts dissenters; Lee – SF mayor welcomes jail; Durden – Bigger than Watergate; Spiering – Tariffs & NAFTA; Malloy – Oscar politics; Manchester – Trump’s Gridiron dinner; Root – Coming Trump landslide.
RECOMMENDED: Mark Levin 03-02-18; Churchill show times.
YAHOO!, Reuters: “Florida Senate rejects ban on assault weapons, votes to arm teachers”
“FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) – The Florida Senate rejected a proposal to ban assault weapons, and voted for a measure to arm some teachers, weeks after 17 people were killed in the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history.
An amendment that would have banned assault weapons attached to a wider bill failed on Saturday in a largely party-line vote, in response to the Feb. 14 killing of 14 students and three faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Parkland.
The vote was 20-17 against the assault weapon ban, with two Republicans joining all of the senate’s 15 Democrats in support of the proposal, the Miami Herald reported.
The full bill, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, is expected to pass the state Senate on Monday, then go to the Florida House. . .”
Jonathan Tamari, Philly.com: “With new congressional map and legal battles, Pa. politics is like an upended game board”
Life has always managed its on-off switches, called phase transitions . . . PA politics is no exception . . .
“In politics, big changes sometimes build over a long time — and then arrive all at once.
“Pennsylvania Republicans have dominated the state’s congressional delegation for nearly a decade, aided by favorable district boundaries drawn by legislators in their party.
“But that grip was thrown into serious doubt this past week when the state Supreme Court imposed a new congressional map that has scrambled politics in the state, increased the odds of a national political shift, and left insiders’ heads spinning.
“And the dust hasn’t settled. Challenging the legitimacy of the state high court’s rewrite, Republicans asked the U.S. Supreme Court and the federal district court in Harrisburg in separate complaints to block the new map from use, even as congressional candidates are preparing to get on the ballot for the May primaries. The short term outlook: uncertainty. . .”
Chuck Ross, Daily Caller: “Did The Dossier Have To Be ‘Verified’ For FBI To Use It For Carter Page FISA?”
“. . . The FBI’s internal guidelines for obtaining secret surveillance warrants against Americans say that “only documented and verified information” may be used in warrant applications.
“That would seem to pose a problem for the FBI, since the bureau relied on the infamous and unverified Steele dossier to obtain a FISA warrant against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.
“California Rep. Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, pointed out the inconsistency between the FBI’s guidelines and its reliance on the dossier last week in a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
“Nunes noted a passage in the FBI’s Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide which states that “the accuracy of information contained within FISA applications is of utmost importance.”
“‘Only documented and verified information may be used to support FBI applications [FISA] to the court [FISC],’ reads an unredacted version of the guide, dated Oct. 15, 2011.
“But national security experts and former FBI officials say that verification of each and every fact mentioned in FISA applications is not necessarily required . . .”
Hannity: Josh Umber Site
“Josh Umber free market program: Standard fee: $50/month for an adult, $10 per child; no limit on number of visits; medication is purchased in bulk and sold to the patient at a 90% discount.
“The map below contains a listing of public addresses and website links to 607 DPC practice locations in 47 states + DC (we still have not located any DPC practices in North Dakota, South Dakota, or Iowa,). Website readers should note that these practices met our three part definition of DPC, although they may not always self-describe as DPC. Both “Pure” DPC practices and DPC hybrids are included in the mapper, and they are now color coded! I’m happy to report that over 70% of the practices in the mapper are known to be pure.
Frances Martel, Breitbart: “NGO: China Using ‘Predictive Policing’ to Put Thousands in Communist ‘Education’ Camps”
“The NGO Human Rights Watch revealed this week that China is using data compilation technology to enact “predictive policing” measures resulting in the arrest and disappearance of Chinese citizens to “political education camps” based on the potential that they may someday defy the government.
“The individuals in question do not face any criminal charges; instead, HRW states, their government profiles indicate that they are likely to engage in anti-communist activity in the future. . .”
Tony Lee, Breitbart: “Mayor Willing to Go to Jail to Ensure SF Remains Sanctuary City Forever”
“Interim San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell is reportedly willing to go to jail to ensure his city always remains a ‘sanctuary city.’
“Farrell assured hundreds of amnesty activists last week who were blocking and protesting in front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) building that San Francisco will forever be a ‘sanctuary city.’ He also, according to ABC7, ‘said he is willing to get arrested if that’s what it takes to defend sanctuary city policies,’ echoing comments that Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf recently made.
“The activists gathered to protest after ICE detained more than 200 illegal immigrants, nearly half of whom had criminal records, last week in various Bay Area raids. After Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf tipped off illegal immigrants that ICE would be conducting sweeps, Thomas Homan, the agency’s acting director, said on last week that more than 800 illegal immigrants remained at large in the community because of Schaaf’s ‘irresponsible decision.’
“According to KTVU, the ‘Power, not Panic Emergency Response Committee’ organized the emergency rally. The group is composed of entities like: the “ACLU, the Alameda County Immigration Legal and Education Partnership, Full Rights Equality & Empowerment SF, Contra Costa East Bay Interfaith Immigration Coalition, the Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network, Centro Legal de la Raza, the California Immigrant Policy Center.”
Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge: “‘Bigger Than Watergate’ – Trump Slams Obama Admin’s ‘Unprecedented’ Actions”
“. . . The Hill points out that Trump has previously claimed the Obama administration “did nothing” to stop Russian election interference, particularly after special counsel Robert Mueller filed charges against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian organizations for their role in the meddling. Obama issued sanctions against Russia for the meddling after U.S. intelligence officials said they had found evidence that the country had hacked U.S. groups and leaked emails in an effort to influence the 2016 vote.
“Trump is not alone in his perspective, as The Hill reports that even some Democrats have acknowledged the Obama administration could have taken a more forceful stance to oppose Russian meddling. Ex-Obama administration officials, including Vice President Joe Biden, have said they did not want to take action that would make it appear they favored one candidate over the other. . .”
Charlie Spiering, Big Govt: “Donald Trump Refuses to Back Down on Tariffs Until NAFTA Renegotiation”
“President Donald Trump continued to talk tough on trade on Monday, defending his announced steel and aluminum tariffs.
“‘NAFTA, which is under renegotiation right now, has been a bad deal for U.S.A.,’ Trump wrote. ‘Massive relocation of companies & jobs. Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum will only come off if new & fair NAFTA agreement is signed.’
“Reuters reports that representatives from Canada and Mexico will meet on Monday to discuss NAFTA as both countries seek a waiver from Trump’s proposed tariffs.
Trump specifically called out Mexico and Canada for their failures to address problems for the United States. . .”
Tim Malloy, The Wrap: “Oscars: Jimmy Kimmel Says Penis-Free Oscar Statue Is Hollywood’s Ideal Man”
“Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel went all in on the #MeToo movement in his opening monologue, saying that if Hollywood can stop harassing women, they “will only have to deal with harassment all the time in every other place they go.”
Kimmel also pointed to a massive Oscar statuette on the stage and said he was Hollywood’s perfect man.
“Keeps his hands where you can see them, never says a rude word, and, most importantly, no penis at all. He is literally a statue of limitations,” the host joked.
“Here’s how clueless Hollywood is about women: We made a movie called ‘What Women Want’ and it starred Mel Gibson,” Kimmel added.
He pointed to Best Picture nominee “The Shape of Water,” saying it represented “the year men screwed up so baldly women starting dating fish.”
Kimmel also noted that the only person besides Harvey Weinstein to be kicked out of the Academy was someone who shared for-your-consideration screeners of films that circulate among Oscar voters
Julia Manchester, The Hill: “Read Trump’s remarks at Gridiron dinner”
“Well, thank you very much. It’s an honor to be here and, I must tell you, that Melania and I are really thrilled. We really looked forward to this. … I didn’t know what to expect, but it’s really quality people … quality people. So, thank you very much.
It’s been really another calm week at the White House. We finally have it running like a fine-tuned machine. It’s fine-tuned. It’s a beautiful piece of work. … But before I get started, I wanted to apologize for arriving a little bit late. You know, we were late tonight because Jared could not get through security. … Ivanka, you’ve got to do something, … Jared—but I will tell you, he’s a good guy. He has—he has suffered. He is a great guy he really is.
I know the Gridiron is really an old tradition in Washington, been around a long time, and one that’s important to many of you in the media. So, I was very excited to receive this invitation and come here and ruin your evening in person. … My staff was concerned heading into this dinner that I couldn’t do self-deprecating humor. They were worried about it. They said, ‘Can you do this?’ And I told them not to worry. Nobody does self-deprecating humor better than I do. … In fact, Orrin Hatch, Orrin said that ‘Donald Trump is the best at self-deprecating in the history of America, better than Washington and better than Lincoln.’ … Thank you, Orrin.
They told me my remarks tonight should be something like a late night routine. … Late night—are they the worst, by the way? We’re finally going to get one that’s going to come to our side. They will get very big ratings if they do that. … With all the television talent here, I think … you’d have figured that out. But I have to tell you, in preparation, I did what any good late night comic would do these days. I called Chuck Schumer and I asked him for some talking points. Can you believe this? I also spoke to some of the funniest people around the White House starting with my number two, Mike Pence. … Love you Mike. … Some of you may think that Mike is not a comedian, but he is one of the best straight men you’re ever going to meet. … He is straight! …
I saw him the other day. We’re in line shaking hands with men and women. A woman came over to shake his hand and he said, ‘I’m sorry. I can’t do that. My wife is not here.’ I never saw anything like it. He’s … years ahead of his time. … Mike is doing a fantastic job as our vice president. He really is. He’s doing a fantastic job. Could not have asked for better. I really am very proud to call him, ‘The Apprentice.’
But lately what bothers me, I have to tell you, he’s showing a particularly keen interest in the news these days. He starts out each morning asking everybody, ‘Has he been impeached yet?’ ….
Wayne Allen Root, Las Vegas Review: “COMMENTARY: The coming Trump landslide”
“. . . I lost a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and millions of future dollars because of liberal bigotry and delusion. Deutsch spoke Zucker’s liberal language. So he got the job, and I didn’t. But his show bombed. Donny was a dud. Boring. Not to mention too liberal for the viewers of CNBC.
The memory of my CNBC debacle came pouring back to mind last week because I saw Donny made news as a guest on MSNBC. Donny was asked about Donald Trump’s re-election chances. For once, I agree with Donny.
Deutsch said Trump will be re-elected in 2020 by a landslide because the economy is booming and Americans have more money in their pockets. Most Americans vote on pocketbook issues, he explained.
Then Donny spoke more raw truth. He said, “That’s why Trump must be removed from office now.”
My old pal Donny revealed what liberals are all thinking, deep down. Trump is a lock for re-election by a wide margin. As Deutsch admitted, that’s why he must be stopped now.
Crazed liberals scream for his removal … impeachment … even assassination. Because they know Trump is succeeding. He is effective, he is erasing Barack Obama and he is fundamentally changing America back to a conservative, capitalist nation. . .”
Mark Levin, 03-02-18
“On Friday’s Mark Levin Show, Robert Mueller has President Trump’s family in his crosshairs and they’ve done nothing to deserve this treatment. It’s not a crime for Trump to be president, for Ivanka and Jared Kushner to be in the White House, for Melania to get a green card, or to do business in Russia, yet Trump’s family is attacked day in and day out. The things said about Trump and his family are unparalleled in history and has been a setup since day 1.
“Also, tariffs are a tax on the American people and they’re the least conservative thing imaginable. The United States produces 70% of the steel used in the country and China ranks 11th in steel importation; there’s no defense needs to impose tariffs to control the steel industry. We have a history of steel tariffs and they’ve all been counterproductive, resulting in Americans losing jobs and paying more for automobiles, cans of soup, and anything that uses steel. In addition, tariffs push away our closes trade partners like Canada and Mexico and force them to trade elsewhere, like with China. Tariffs won’t make America great again; they will just make America weak.
“Later, Chuck Schumer is voting against a judge nomination because he’s white. The Democrat party is obsessed with race and always has been. There’s something truly sick about Schumer’s progressive ideology and he should be expelled from the Senate.”
Best Actor – Churchill film: “The Darkest Hour.”
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