Dead Cats: 59!*, 04/07/17, (26)10: James Brody

CONTENTS

Health Care maps

LEDEEN – War in Syria; POLLAK – Trump ate dinner; KUBE – US launched; DRUDGE LINKS – Syria; GOLDBERG – New realism?

KING – Everyday lives; HERNANDEZ – Ivanka takes China; RUSHBO – Deep State stonewalls; HANSON – Old laws, new wars; HURT – Nail Rice.

NOTES: MARK LEVIN 4/6/17.

 

Janet: Obama Care:

There are no more excuses for not repealing Obamacare. Establishment Republicans are, nonetheless, dragging their feet on what was a major campaign promise. We are hearing that liberals are calling Congress in massive numbers to ensure the survival of socialist medicine and the ‘death panel’. Conservatives must act asap.

The deadline to repeal Obamacare, with the reconciliation process that allows passage in the Senate with only 51 votes (Republicans have 52), is April 28, 2017.

Please be aware that repeal must come first, then, replace. A transition period is included in the repeal effort that gives Obamacare insurers and insured the time to transition to a replacement plan. Combining repeal and replace significantly jeopardizes the repeal process.

ACTION ALERT: Please contact your Congressman

Rep. Patrick Meehan: https://meehan.house.gov/contact/email-me

D.C. office (202) 225-2011

Springfield, PA office (610) 690-7323

Rep. Ryan Costello

https://costello.house.gov/contact : D.C. office (202) 225-4315

West Chester, PA office (610) 696-2982

For more information: http://heritageaction.com/2017/02/repeal-replace-obamacare-trump-administration/

 

Health Care – Hannity: Josh Umber Sites

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.

Pure = Green Icon
Unknown = Yellow Icon
Hybrid = Red Icon

http://www.dpcfrontier.com/mapper/

*According to the Russians, only 27 exploded . . .

Michael Ledeen, PJM: “The Real War in ‘Syria’ and the Strategy for Long-Term Victory”

“Of course I loathe Assad. And of course I despise the Obamans for that phony red line and the subsequent retreat-and-bogus-Russian-deal. But just carrying out vengeance against Assad isn’t good enough. It fails to address the central problem of our time: the global anti-American alliance.

“There is no Syria any more, and the enemy forces on the Middle Eastern battlefield come from various jihadi groups, and three regimes: Moscow, Tehran, and Damascus. We have to defeat them all, and other members of the enemy alliance, including Cuba and North Korea. Nikki Haley has it right: ‘The truth is that Assad, Russia and Iran have no interest in peace.’

“Indeed, they are waging war, and the principal force driving that war is not Assad, but Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Khamenei’s killers have been alongside Assad’s from the very beginning, as the survival of the Syrian dictator is crucial to Iranian ambitions and quite likely also the survival of the Islamic Republic itself. Listen to Defense Secretary James Mattis a few days ago (from Reuters):

“Asked about comments Mattis made in 2012 that the three primary threats the United States faced were ‘Iran, Iran, Iran,’ Mattis told reporters that Iran’s behavior had not changed in the years since.

“At the time when I spoke about Iran I was a commander of US central command and that (Iran) was the primary exporter of terrorism, frankly, it was the primary state sponsor of terrorism and it continues that kind of behavior today,” Mattis said.

“True, and Mattis’ characteristically strong language points the way to the best American action in the region, namely bringing down the Tehran regime. . .”

https://pjmedia.com/michaelledeen/2017/04/06/the-real-war-in-syria-and-the-strategy-for-long-term-victory/

Joel Pollak, Breitbart: “Trump Ordered Syria Attack, then Ate Dinner with Chinese President”

“President Donald Trump ordered Tomahawk missile strikes against a Syrian airfield on Thursday evening — then sat down to dinner with visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago.

“CNN, citing a White House source, reports:

‘Trump met with his national security team before his dinner with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Mar-a-Lago Thursday, where he made the decision to pull the trigger on the biggest military action of his presidency, an administration official says.

‘He sat through dinner with the President Xi as action was under way.

“Trump was briefed after dinner by Secretary of Defense James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis, according to the report.

“The message would not have been lost on the Chinese president, whose visit was expected to include difficult discussions about the threat of North Korean ballistic missiles, as well as about China’s ambitious naval expansion on artificial islands in international waters.

“‘He does what he says … He’s sending a message to the Chinese,’ former General Jack Keane told Sean Hannity on Fox News. . .”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/06/trump-ordered-attack-ate-dinner-chinese-president/

Courtney Kube et al., NBC: “U.S. Launches Missiles at Syrian Base over Chemical Weapons Attack”

“The United States fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Syria overnight in response to what it believes was a chemical weapons attack that killed more than 100 people.

At least six people were killed, Syria claimed, but the Pentagon said civilians were not targeted and the strike was aimed at a military airfield in the western province of Homs.

The action completed a policy reversal for President Donald Trump — who once warned America to stay out of the conflict — and drew anger from Damascus and its main ally, Russia. . .”

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/u-s-launches-missiles-syrian-base-after-chemical-weapons-attack-n743636?cid=eml_nbn_20170406

Drudge Links – Syria

DOZENS OF MISSILES INTO SYRIA… 
VIDEO… PHOTOS…
DEATHS REPORTED…
Airbase ‘Almost Completely Destroyed’…
RAND PAUL: MUST COME TO CONGRESS FOR WAR APPROVAL…
Trump Shows He Is Willing to Act Forcefully, Quickly…
National Security Team All Agreed On Strike…
SPEED INTENDED TO MAXIMIZE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE…
RUSSIA RAGES…
BOLSTERS SYRIA SUPPORT…
KREMLIN: ‘Aggression Against Sovereign State’…
Trump Whiplash…
Biggest fans turn…
ISIS, Al-Qaeda Praise…

Jonah Goldberg, NRO: “Meet the New Realism, Same as the Old Realism”

“As President Trump considers action in Syria, he will have to confront an environment without any good options.

“In the aftermath of the Assad regime’s barbaric gassing of men, women, and children, “President Trump declared from the Rose Garden, “When you kill innocent children, innocent babies — babies, little babies — with a chemical gas that is so lethal . . . that crosses many, many lines, beyond a red line.”
“This was a reference to Barack Obama’s infamous — and infamously unenforced — “red line” statement from 2012, in which he strongly suggested that if Syrian president Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons in his effort to destroy rebel forces, America would intervene. “Then Assad used chemical weapons, and Obama dithered. Syria has since become an abattoir, and Assad has slowly gained the upper hand, thanks largely to assistance from the Russians and Iranians.
“During his campaign, Trump rightly excoriated Obama for squandering American credibility. But Trump also repeatedly insisted that America would not get involved in conflicts that weren’t any of our business.
“It remains to be seen what Trump will actually do as a consequence of these multiple line drawings, but it seems clear that he intends to do something, or at least he wants to leave that impression.
“That seemed to be the point of Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley’s powerful presentation at the U.N. this week, in which she suggested that it may be necessary for the U.S. to act unilaterally in Syria. (Full disclosure: My wife works for Haley.)
“I am sympathetic to the Trump administration’s disgust with the Assad regime. And I am open to, if skeptical of, any measures that could improve the situation on the ground. If we could dispatch a drone that rendered Assad a fine pink mist without starting a war with Russia or handing Syria over to al-Qaeda, I’d be all for it. Some people just need killing.  .  .”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/446521/donald-trump-syria-realism-foreign-policy

Peter King, Hannity: “’Unmasked’ Intel Reports Had Detailed Information about ‘Everyday Lives’ of Targets”

“The intel reports at the heart of the Susan Rice ‘unmasking’ scandal contain detailed information on their targets’ ‘everyday lives’ from ‘morning until night’, says one key lawmaker who was briefed on the documents, reports Fox News‘ Catherine Herridge.

“‘This is information about their everyday lives,’ said Rep. Peter King, who serves on the House Intelligence Committee. ‘Sort of like in a divorce case where lawyers are hired, investigators are hired just to find out what the other person is doing from morning until night and then you try to piece it together later on.’

“The only members of the House Intelligence Committee who have personally viewed the intelligence documents are Chairman Devin Nunes and ranking Democrat Adam Schiff.

“Other members of the committee have been briefed on their content.”

http://www.hannity.com/articles/election-493995/unmasked-intel-reports-had-detailed-information-15716254/

Javier Hernandez, NYT: “The ‘Goddess’ Yi Wan Ka: Ivanka Trump Is a Hit in China”

Meanwhile, Ivanka is also a Planned Parenthood booster . . .

BEIJING — When Wang Ge, a business school student, wakes up, she often asks herself, “What would Ivanka do?”

“That would be Ivanka Trump, the eldest daughter of President Trump, a woman Ms. Wang has never met but worships.

“In the United States, Ms. Trump has become a controversial figure, battling persistent questions about business conflicts and criticism for not doing more to moderate her father’s policies toward women.

“But in China, Ms. Trump is widely adored. Her lavish lifestyle and business acumen resonate with many young professionals who are hungry for fame and fortune in a society that often equates material wealth with success. . .”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/05/world/asia/ivanka-trump-china.html?_r=0

Rushbo, “The Deep State Stonewalls Investigation of Obama Spying”

“. . . This is the now famous ‘deep state’ that everybody talks about. ‘Our requests are simply not being answered,’ said one House Intelligence committee source about the lack of responsiveness.’ CIA, FBI, NSA. ‘The agencies are not really helping at all and there is truly a massive web for us to try and wade through.’ A Senate Intelligence Committee source said the upper chamber had the same experience. ‘Any information that will help find the wide extent on the unmasking and surveillance is purposely not being provided,’ said the Senate source.

“So Obama Regime officials are stonewalling. They’re not participating. They’re continuing to leak, and they’re continuing to do the unmasking and reporting, but they’re not cooperating. New York Times. Maggie Haberman of the Democrat National Committee and Matthew Rosenberg: ‘Trump, Citing No Evidence, Suggests Susan Rice Committed Crime.’ That’s another way it’s done: ‘Trump, Citing No Evidence…’ CNN runs graphics like that all the time. ‘Trump, despite no evidence claims such-and-such had Cheerios for breakfast,’ or whatever it is.

They always throw in ‘despite having no evidence.’ Well, excuse me, but isn’t it the New York Times that has had no evidence for every allegation they’ve been making about Trump and Russia? Excuse me, but isn’t that the case, is that every single story that they have run on this featuring leaks from deep in the intelligence community? Has not every story said, ‘But so far there is no clear evidence suggesting a link’? All we have is the leaking and all we have is the supposition and the speculation. No evidence.

“So couldn’t you say — and be accurate in doing so — that every New York Times article cites no evidence when they report what they report? So Trump has thrown another grenade, and I just want to remind you: When Trump throws these grenades, as frustrated as people get — even Trump supporters. As time passes, Trump ends up being much more right than he is wrong, such as when he lobbed that mortar into the Democrats about Obama tapping his wires at Trump Tower.. .”

https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2017/04/06/the-deep-state-stonewalls-investigation-of-obama-spying/

Victor Davis Hanson, RCP: “Ancient Laws, Modern Wars”

“The most dangerous moments in foreign affairs often come after a major power seeks to reassert its lost deterrence.

The United States may be entering just such a perilous transitional period.

“Rightly or wrongly, China, Iran, North Korea, Russia and Middle East-based terrorists concluded after 2009 that the U.S. saw itself in decline and preferred a recession from world affairs.

“In that void, rival states were emboldened, assuming that America thought it could not — or should not — any longer exercise the sort of political and military leadership it had demonstrated in the past.

“Enemies thought the U.S. was more focused on climate change, United Nations initiatives, resets, goodwill gestures to enemies such as Iran and Cuba, and soft-power race, class and gender agendas than on protecting and upholding longtime U.S. alliances and global rules.

“In reaction, North Korea increased its missile launches and loudly promised nuclear destruction of the West and its allies.

“Russia violated its obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and absorbed borderlands of former Soviet republics.

“Iran harassed American ships in the Persian Gulf and issued serial threats against the U.S.

“China built artificial island bases in the South China Sea to send a message about its imminent management of Asian commerce.

“In Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State killed thousands in medieval fashion and sponsored terrorist attacks inside Western countries.

“Amid such growing chaos, a return to former (and normal) U.S. deterrence would inflame such aggressors and be considered provocative by provocateurs.

“Accordingly, we should remember a few old rules for these scary new crises on the horizon. . .”

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/446471/military-deterrence-trumps-leadership-abroad-principles-foreign-policy

Charles Hurt, Breitbart: “Nuclear Option: Forget RussiaGate, Rice Scandal Constitution Crisis”

“Well, that explains the deafening silence from President Obama.

“All these months, it turns out, it was his right-hand hatchet gal and exposed serial prevaricator Susan Rice who was behind the scenes in his administration working all the levers of the most powerful espionage machine on planet Earth to spy on Mr. Obama’s political enemies.

“This is jaw-dropping, bombshell information.

“Not because it reveals Susan “Benghazi was about a video” Rice to be a liar. We already knew that.

“Not because it exposed the Obama administration as the most nakedly partisan presidency in modern history, willing to use even the most sacred powers of the federal government for political purposes. We already knew that too.

“What is so astonishing about the revelation that Ms. Rice was the one unmasking Donald Trump and his campaign before, during and after he won the presidency is that it doesn’t get any closer to Barack Obama himself.

“Ms. Rice was Mr. Obama’s national security adviser, one of his closest aides. They spoke all the time. She worked directly for him. Here she was spying on Mr. Obama’s political enemies while in daily contact with him at the very height of the most contentious presidential election in memory. You don’t think she and the president discussed this?

“The revelation that Ms. Rice was the operator behind the spying answers just one question. But it raises a thousand more.

“When, exactly, did Ms. Rice start using the U.S. government’s spy operation as a weapon against Mr. Obama’s political opponents?

“What conversations did she have with the president about the intel gleaned about Mr. Trump and other political enemies of Mr. Obama?

“As was asked of an earlier president amid far smaller crimes: What did the president know, and when did he know it?

“What other opponents running for the Republican nomination was the Obama administration spying on? Were any of those political enemies “unmasked” and disseminated across government agencies? Was any of that intelligence leaked to the press?

“Did the Obama administration spy on Sen. Bernie Sanders during the long, messy Democratic primary, when the Vermont socialist refused to get out of the way for Hillary Clinton? Remember, we now know the lengths the entire Democratic National Committee went to rig that primary for Mrs. Clinton.

“If there was nothing wrong with ‘unmasking’ the identities of Mr. Obama’s political opponents and disseminating the intel, Ms. Rice, why did you flat out lie about it on national television last month?

“‘I know nothing about this’ is not exactly a robust defense of one’s actions.

“Most of the media, of course, is so desperate to destroy Mr. Trump and cover up anything that might reflect poorly on Mr. Obama that they would rather talk about phantom “Russia” connections instead.

“Fine. Investigate Russia all you want. Even if that inquiry bears fruit, it will be about as scandalous as Richard Nixon going to China. But an administration actively spying on political opponents during a presidential election, unmasking U.S. citizens and then punishing them with selective leaks to the press? That is a real scandal.

“And a constitution crisis that raises dire questions about whether any American citizen is safe from the espionage thuggery of the politically powerful.”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/05/nuclear-option-forget-russiagate-rice-scandal-constitution-crisis/

NOTES:

Mark Levin, 4/6/17

“On Thursday’s Mark Levin show, President Trump is considering taking action against Bashar al-Assad in Syria for his crimes against humanity. We are taking a much more aggressive posture towards Syria, Iran and North Korea now. Trump is not doing this because he is a neoconservative, but because our enemies are on the move. How can it be said at this point that Trump is a patsy for Putin? Trump in his first 100 days of his presidency, is doing more to challenge Russia than Barack Obama.

“After that, some left wing groups filed a bogus claim against Devin Nunes and now he has recused himself from investigating alleged Trump and Russia collusion. However, Nunes is still in charge of investigating the Obama administration spying on the Trump world and misuses of intelligence. The liberals don’t want to get to the bottom of what the Obama administration did. That is why their cronies filed ethics complaints against Nunes. We would not know as much as we do about the Obama administration practices if not for Nunes. Later, Gary Cohn, Jared Kushner, and Dina Powell are senior advisors, part of the liberal cabal trying to drive a liberal agenda in the Trump administration. They are tightening their grip on the White House. There is not a constitutional conservative in the place in terms of policy and senior staff. This is extremely troubling as Trump is not a conservative so he ought to hear from one.

“Finally, Chuck Schumer and his ilk want to control the judiciary. They don’t care if they support the filibuster one day and then oppose it the next. Their goal is the complete and utter evisceration of this society. They won’t let the Constitution and the Declaration get in their way.”

http://www.marklevinshow.com/2017/04/06/april-6-2017/

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Dead Cats: Rice, 04/05/17, (26)09: James Brody

CONTENTS

DENNIS PRAGER – Thankful for Donald; VICTOR DAVIS HANSON – Radical Donald; ANDREW McCARTHY – Rice.

HURT- Rice &  Benghazi again; WASHINGTON TIMES – Rice strikes again; WILLIAMS – Rice denies; POLLOCK – Rice spreadsheets; NY POST – Russia a product of Team Obama.

CHANG – Not so nice with China

BERRY – End Common Core.

NOTES: Health Care maps; MARK LEVIN 4/4/17.

 

Janet: April 5th, CFL/VFP

Friends, this is Citizens for Liberty/Valley Forge Patriots last event at the fire company until October(we will be hosting numerous outdoor activities in between times). We hope you join us on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5:

*Concerned Veterans 4 America’s mission statement:

To advocate for policies that will preserve the freedom and liberty that we and our families so proudly fought and sacrificed to defend.

The goal of Concerned Veterans for America is to translate the experience, concerns and hopes unique to veterans and their families into a common vision of freedom. We apply this unique perspective to speak out on issues that threaten to cripple not only our economic and national security, but the spirit of opportunity and liberty that all Americans cherish.

We are driven to organize and amplify that perspective to both the American people and our leaders in Washington.

*Northeast Church Security Network:

Objective:

To provide a PRO-ACTIVE, HANDS-ON approach to places of worship security. To teach individuals the proper technique(s) for said action during an active shooter situation, a violent disruption, and a life threatening medical emergency. A unique emergency preparedness/first aid kit is needed for these instances. We explain exactly HOW to use, for example, a tourniquet, in such a dire situation. And to explain a proper evacuation procedure without causing harm or havoc.

-Now that we know the horrors and the amount of places of worship violence, even in our OWN communities, let us find out what we can EXACTLY do!

*Personal Emergency Preparedness/First Aid 101.

For home and outdoor use.

We will find out exactly what a “bug out” bag is, and what it should contain. What if you and your loved ones were forced out of your home due to a community or personal catastrophe? This, as well as other man-made, and environmental disaters will be addressed, and how to cope. A brief first aid lesson will be provided, as well as what plants are edible and poisonous, and what can be used if no medical emergency kit is available for your immediate use. This is an interactive presentation.

Our keynote speakers:

-Eve Allen; Director: Concerned Veterans 4 America-PA

-David Outland; Director: Northeast Church Security Network

-James Zerbe; Partner, Senior Board Member, Sergeant-at-Arms, Chaplain: Citizens for Liberty

-7-9p.m. (doors open at 6:30)

-Included is a free potluck dinner buffet (feel free to bring a snack, dish, or simply enjoy. Plus a ticket, upon entrance, for 1 of 2 fabulous random door prizes)

-Cash bar available for non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages. Self serve coffee

-We are beginning our summer food drive. You are encouraged to bring (but in no way mandatory) non-perishable food(s) and beverages. These will be given to needy families within the 5 county area(s) when applicable.

-This is Citizens for Liberty/Valley Forge Patriots final event at the King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company, 170 Allendale Road, until October, when we return with a BANG! We will be holding many outdoor activities each month, in between this respite. Please share this with your family and friends in the tri-state area. YES! We have guests that attend from MD, DE, NJ, and NY.   -Thank you.

Janet: Obama Care:

There are no more excuses for not repealing Obamacare. Establishment Republicans are, nonetheless, dragging their feet on what was a major campaign promise. We are hearing that liberals are calling Congress in massive numbers to ensure the survival of socialist medicine and the ‘death panel’. Conservatives must act asap.

The deadline to repeal Obamacare, with the reconciliation process that allows passage in the Senate with only 51 votes (Republicans have 52), is April 28, 2017.

Please be aware that repeal must come first, then, replace. A transition period is included in the repeal effort that gives Obamacare insurers and insured the time to transition to a replacement plan. Combining repeal and replace significantly jeopardizes the repeal process.

ACTION ALERT: Please contact your Congressman

Rep. Patrick Meehan: https://meehan.house.gov/contact/email-me

D.C. office (202) 225-2011

Springfield, PA office (610) 690-7323

Rep. Ryan Costello

https://costello.house.gov/contact : D.C. office (202) 225-4315

West Chester, PA office (610) 696-2982

For more information: http://heritageaction.com/2017/02/repeal-replace-obamacare-trump-administration/

 

http://www.hannity.com/articles/shows-472046/radio-show-recap-apr-3-15705181/

Dennis Prager, Townhall: “It’s Time for Conservatives to Celebrate This President”

HT Mike Gallagher

“. . . I remember Never-Trumpers calling my radio show and asking me how I could possibly believe that, if elected president, Trump would honor his commitment to nominate to the Supreme Court one of the conservatives on the list of judges from which he promised to choose.

“He has honored that promise.

“And given the supreme importance of the Supreme Court, isn’t that reason enough for conservatives to celebrate his presidency?

“He has repealed many of President Obama’s energy regulations that would have strangled the American economy. He doesn’t believe that carbon-induced warming of the planet will destroy the human race — the greatest of the innumerable hysterias the left manufactures and then believes in.

“Isn’t that reason enough for conservatives to celebrate his presidency?

“He has appointed a woman who, as a billionaire, could have easily devoted her life to enjoying her wealth but instead has fought for American students and their parents to be able choose their schools just as the wealthy do. And he has taken on the teachers unions, the only group that has ever given American teachers a bad name.

“Isn’t that reason enough for conservatives to celebrate his presidency?

“He has appointed as ambassador to the United Nations a woman who is calling the U.N. the naked emperor that it is. And now, America is backing, rather than subverting, Israel in that benighted institution.

“Isn’t that reason enough for conservatives to celebrate his presidency?

“By building a wall along our southern border, he is reasserting the belief that America actually has borders.

“Isn’t that reason enough for conservatives to celebrate his presidency?

“And then there is tax reduction and simplification so that private citizens can keep more of their money and corporations can be far more productive.

“Isn’t that reason enough for conservatives to celebrate his presidency?

“And now, he has vowed, after decades of American obsequiousness, to confront the sociopathic North Korean regime.

“The American media — most particularly, its elite — no longer even feigns objective reporting. It is solely an arm of the left and the Democratic Party, its task being the delegitimization of the Trump presidency.

“If you live among liberals, it is not chic to express support for President Trump. But it is time more of us did. . .”

https://townhall.com/columnists/dennisprager/2017/04/04/its-time-for-conservatives-to-celebrate-this-president-n2308280

 

 

 

“’Susan Rice is the Typhoid Mary of the Obama administration foreign policy,’ Mr. Cotton said, a reference to the 20th century woman who spread typhoid fever in New York. “Every time something went wrong, she seemed to turn up in the middle of it — whether it was these allegations of improper unmasking and potential improper surveillance, whether it was Benghazi or many of the other fiascos of the Obama administration. … The last thing we need are political operatives in the White House fooling around with intelligence to make it harder to pass the laws we need to keep Americans safe.” Tom Cotton

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/4/tom-cotton-calls-susan-rice-typhoid-mary-of-the-ob/

Victor Davis Hanson, NRO: “Journey to the Center of the Country
“. . .Trump seems radical only to the radicals who aim to take America far, far left.

“So far, Trump has adopted the old Bill Clinton approach to illegal immigration, a formerly centrist but now strangely unorthodox position: He favors law enforcement rather than politically inspired amnesties calibrated to give him electoral and demographic political advantage.
“His appeals to the white working classes are right out of the Clinton-Gore appeals in 1992, and they’re a rehash of Reagan’s courting of Democrats.
“Hillary Clinton pandered more to working-class whites in 2008 than Trump did in 2016. “The latter never said something akin to Hillary’s overt boasts about her white support in the 2008 primaries. “I have a much broader base to build a winning coalition on,” she told USA Today, adding that an AP story ‘found how Senator Obama’s support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in [Indiana and North Carolina] who had not completed college were supporting me.’
“Trump seeks to finish the border wall that was authorized and started by others. And he is called nativist, racist, and worse, largely because between 2009 and 2016 what was extreme was presented not just as the new normal but as the new foundation of something even more radical to come. Trump’s proposed modest cuts in discretionary spending — less than 2 percent of a quarter of the budget — will hardly affect the deficit or the $20 trillion national debt. Nonetheless, Democrats will condemn him as a modern-day Scrooge.

“On energy, Trump again is simply trying to finish the Keystone and Dakota pipelines that were authorized by others. His approach to coal is standard 1990s boilerplate Democratic politics. Sarah Palin’s 2008 mantra of “drill, baby, drill” was smugly written off by then-candidate Obama as Neanderthalism. In fact, she not only proved prescient; she also outlined the eventual energy protocols that saved the Obama presidency. When all of Obama’s efforts failed to achieve 3 percent economic growth, what he opposed — fracking and horizontal drilling — prevented a weak economy from completely tanking.
“Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is mild-mannered and superbly qualified, and by design he avoids polarization. Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor had far greater records of unapologetic political activism. . .”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/446384/trump-centrist-moderate-course-correction-after-obama-era-radicalism

Andrew McCarthy, NRO: “Susan Rice’s White House Unmasking: A Watergate-style Scandal”

“Her interest was not in national security but to advance the political interests of the Democratic party.

“The thing to bear in mind is that the White House does not do investigations. Not criminal investigations, not intelligence investigations.

“Remember that.
“Why is that so important in the context of explosive revelations that Susan Rice, President Obama’s national-security adviser, confidant, and chief dissembler, called for the ‘unmasking’ of Trump campaign and transition officials whose identities and communications were captured in the collection of U.S. intelligence on foreign targets?
“Because we’ve been told for weeks that any unmasking of people in Trump’s circle that may have occurred had two innocent explanations: (1) the FBI’s investigation of Russian meddling in the election and (2) the need to know, for purposes of understanding the communications of foreign intelligence targets, the identities of Americans incidentally intercepted or mentioned. The unmasking, Obama apologists insist, had nothing to do with targeting Trump or his people.
“That won’t wash. . .”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/446415/susan-rice-unmasking-trump-campaign-members-obama-administration-fbi-cia-nsa

Charles Hurt, Washington Times: “Susan Rice somehow manages to make Benghazi cover-up seem minor”

“Well, that explains the deafening silence from President Obama.

All these months, it turns out, it was his right-hand hatchet gal and exposed serial prevaricator Susan Rice who was behind the scenes in his administration working all the levers of the most powerful espionage machine on planet Earth to spy on Mr. Obama’s political enemies.

“This is jaw-dropping, bombshell information.

“Not because it reveals Susan “Benghazi was about a video” Rice to be a liar. We already knew that.

“Not because it exposed the Obama administration as the most nakedly partisan presidency in modern history, willing to use even the most sacred powers of the federal government for political purposes. We already knew that too.

“What is so astonishing about the revelation that Ms. Rice was the one unmasking Donald Trump and his campaign before, during and after he won the presidency is that it doesn’t get any closer to Barack Obama himself. . .”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/4/susan-rice-somehow-manages-to-make-benghazi-cover-/

Also: Washington Times – “Susan Rice strikes again”

“Someone is playing at insurrection, and someone must find out who

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/4/editorial-susan-rice-strikes-again/

Katie Williams, The Hill: “Rice denies Obama administration inappropriately unmasked Trump team”

My memory is that Rice, Power, & Hillary initiated the downfall of Gaddffi, Obama was traveling.

“Former national security adviser Susan Rice on Tuesday categorically denied that the Obama administration inappropriately spied on President Trump or members of his transition team.

“The allegation is that somehow, Obama administration officials utilized intelligence for political purposes,” Rice told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. “That’s absolutely false.”

Rice had requested that at least one Trump transition team member be “unmasked,” Bloomberg View reported Monday, leading to claims that the Obama White House had intended to use that intelligence to damage Trump’s transition.

While Rice did not deny making any such requests — declining to comment on specific reports — she denied that her actions went outside the scope of her job.

http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/327197-rice-denies-obama-administration-inappropriately-unmasked-trump-team

Also: Richard Pollock, Daily Caller: “Former US Attorney: Susan Rice Ordered Spy Agencies to Produce ‘Detailed Spreadsheets’ Involving Trump

In response to a question Tuesday from NBC News reporter Andrea Mitchell,  former Obama White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice denied that she “prepared” spreadsheets of surveilled telephone calls involving Donald Trump and his aides. The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group, however, reported that Rice “ordered” the spreadsheets to be produced.

“In addition, former U.S. Attorney Joe DiGenova, one of TheDCNF’s sources, said Tuesday in response to Rice that her denial ‘would come as quite a surprise to the government officials who have reviewed dozens of those spreadsheets.’ 

“Former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser Susan Rice ordered U.S. spy agencies to produce ‘detailed spreadsheets’ of legal phone calls involving Donald Trump and his aides when he was running for president, according to former U.S. Attorney Joseph diGenova.

“What was produced by the intelligence community at the request of Ms. Rice were detailed spreadsheets of intercepted phone calls with unmasked Trump associates in perfectly legal conversations with individuals,” diGenova told The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group Monday. . .”
http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/03/susan-rice-ordered-spy-agencies-to-produce-detailed-spreadsheets-involving-trump/#ixzz4dJ7Bi3rh

NY Post: “Fresh evidence the Russia ‘scandal’ is a Team Obama operation

“Do you suspect that the noise over Trump campaign contacts with the Russians is just a political hit arranged by Obama insiders before they left? You got fresh evidence of that Monday, with news that then-national security adviser Susan Rice was behind the “unmasking” of Trumpites in transcripts of calls with Russian officials.

“Again, nothing on the public record so far shows that anyone on Team Trump said anything improper on those calls.

“It’s no surprise that US spooks intercept foreign officials’ calls. But intelligence community reports don’t disclose the names of US citizens on the other end. To get that info, a high official must (but rarely does) push to “unmask” the Americans’ names.

“Bloomberg’s Eli Lake now reports that Rice started doing just that last year.

“That was perfectly legal. But we also know that the Obama administration later changed the classification of the “unmasked” transcripts, and other similar material, in order to spread the information as widely as possible within the government.

“That was perfectly legal. But we also know that the Obama administration later changed the classification of the “unmasked” transcripts, and other similar material, in order to spread the information as widely as possible within the government.

“The motive for that was (supposedly) to prevent Team Trump from burying it all once it took over. But the result was that it made it relatively safe for someone (or someones) to leak the info to the press.

“Which made it likely somebody would leak. So Team Obama’s “spread the info” initiative certainly broke the spirit of the laws.

“Those leaks have produced a nagging political sore for the new administration — leading to the ouster of national security adviser Michael Flynn, helping to drive down President Trump’s approval ratings and making it harder for him to push his program through.

“Rice certainly wasn’t politically naive about the political uses of intelligence information. . .”

http://nypost.com/2017/04/03/fresh-evidence-the-russia-scandal-is-a-team-obama-operation/

Gordon Chang, Daily Beast: “Why Playing Nice With China at Mar-a-Lago Is Dangerous”

“Sometime around the beginning of this decade, a Chinese enterprise affiliated with the People’s Liberation Army supplied North Korea’s military with at least six transporter-erector-launchers for the KN-08 intercontinental ballistic missile. The Obama administration raised an inquiry with Beijing, and the Chinese said they merely provided the chassis for the TELs, as the missile carriers are known. The explanation was implausible as the Chinese vehicles are wider than most of the roads in North Korea’s logging areas.

“Supplying the TELs was significant. The KN-08 is Pyongyang’s first long-range missile that is, practically speaking, a usable weapon: the Chinese vehicles mean the KN-08 can hide before launching. The North’s other long-range missiles take weeks to transport, assemble, fuel, and test and as a result can easily be destroyed while still on their pads.

Beijing’s proliferation, unfortunately but predictably, has continued. China is the most likely source—either directly or through one of its client states—of the plans for its JL-1 submarine-launched missile. The solid-fuel missiles North Korea tested Aug. 24 and Feb. 12 appear to be modeled on the Chinese one.

“Chinese enterprises have in recent years also sold uranium hexafluoride and components—vacuum pumps, valves, and computers—for the North’s nuclear weapons program.

“In short, China has provided technology, equipment, and components to a regime that continually threatens to launch nukes against the American homeland. In these circumstances, it is hard to see how there can be ‘common ground’ with Beijing. . .”

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/04/04/why-playing-nice-with-china-at-mar-a-lago-is-dangerous.html

Susan Berry, Big Govt: “Trump at CEO Business Town Hall: ‘Common Core… We Have to End It’”

“At his CEO Business Town Hall Tuesday, President Donald Trump returned to his campaign promise to end the highly unpopular Common Core standards and once again make education policy the domain of local governments.

‘Common Core, I mean, we have to bring education more local,’ Trump said at the White House. ‘We can’t be managing education from Washington.’

“The president continued:

‘When I go out to Iowa, when I go out to the different states and I talk, they want to run their school programs locally and they’ll do a much better job… And I like the fact of getting rid of Common Core. You know, Common Core, to me, we have to end it. We have to bring education local, to me. I’ve always said it, I’ve been saying it during the campaign, and we’re doing it.’ . . .”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/04/trump-town-hall-common-core-end-it/

NOTES:

Health Care – Hannity: Josh Umber Sites

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.

Pure = Green Icon
Unknown = Yellow Icon
Hybrid = Red Icon

http://www.dpcfrontier.com/mapper/

Mark Levin 04-04-17

“On Tuesday’s Mark Levin show, Which Susan Rice is telling the truth? The one on PBS March 22 or the one on MSNBC Tuesday? Rice completed shifted her prior position from not knowing about any government efforts to unmask American citizens to claiming that she did not unmask Americans for political purposes. The allegation is that somehow, Obama officials used intelligence for political purposes. Rice denies this, but that is exactly what happened. These political appointees were involved in changing rules and other activities. Andy McCarthy of National Review, calls in to talk to discuss Susan Rice’s Watergate style scandal in unmasking names. This is the kind of thing that happens in law enforcement all the time, if they deny it, you can’t catch up with them. Rice is stressing that the intelligence gathering was lawful, which is a defensive ploy on her part to make her actions look right. We should know why she was unmasking this information in the first place.

After that, Michael Doran, former Senior Director in the NSC, calls in to explain more in the investigation into the leaks and his book, “Ike’s Gamble: America’s Rise to Dominance in the Middle East”. When you are unmasking names, it is for a very serious and somber purpose. Unmasking identities is not a routine event. The goal of intercepts is to see what foreigners are up to not American citizens. It is a specious argument that Rice is making.

Later, Chuck Schumer is burning down the U.S. Senate. Schumer will drive his ideological end by any means. He led the battle to filibuster George W. Bush’s appellate court nominees which was unprecedented at the time. This destroyed tradition and weakened the institution. Then when Obama was President he decided to eliminate the filibuster for appellate court and judicial appointees. Now it is coming to a head over Neil Gorsuch where the filibuster will be suspended by republicans. Schumer and Democrats are now blaming Republicans for destroying the Senate, but it was they who started the filibuster and nuclear option, weakening our institutions.”

http://www.marklevinshow.com/2017/04/04/april-4-2017/

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Dead Cats: Troubles, 04/03/17, (26)08: James Brody

CONTENTS

HANSON – Alt Left; WERNER & JALONICK- Gorsuch showdown; SMITH – China bans veils; YORK – 11 points about Donald/Russia; HANSON – Devin Nunes; SALAZAR – Warnings from Matt Drudge.

NOTE: ZITO – The next crack.

Janet: April 5th, CFL/VFP

Friends, this is Citizens for Liberty/Valley Forge Patriots last event at the fire company until October(we will be hosting numerous outdoor activities in between times). We hope you join us on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5:

*Concerned Veterans 4 America’s mission statement:

To advocate for policies that will preserve the freedom and liberty that we and our families so proudly fought and sacrificed to defend.

The goal of Concerned Veterans for America is to translate the experience, concerns and hopes unique to veterans and their families into a common vision of freedom. We apply this unique perspective to speak out on issues that threaten to cripple not only our economic and national security, but the spirit of opportunity and liberty that all Americans cherish.

We are driven to organize and amplify that perspective to both the American people and our leaders in Washington.

*Northeast Church Security Network:

Objective:

To provide a PRO-ACTIVE, HANDS-ON approach to places of worship security. To teach individuals the proper technique(s) for said action during an active shooter situation, a violent disruption, and a life threatening medical emergency. A unique emergency preparedness/first aid kit is needed for these instances. We explain exactly HOW to use, for example, a tourniquet, in such a dire situation. And to explain a proper evacuation procedure without causing harm or havoc.

-Now that we know the horrors and the amount of places of worship violence, even in our OWN communities, let us find out what we can EXACTLY do!

*Personal Emergency Preparedness/First Aid 101.

For home and outdoor use.

We will find out exactly what a “bug out” bag is, and what it should contain. What if you and your loved ones were forced out of your home due to a community or personal catastrophe? This, as well as other man-made, and environmental disaters will be addressed, and how to cope. A brief first aid lesson will be provided, as well as what plants are edible and poisonous, and what can be used if no medical emergency kit is available for your immediate use. This is an interactive presentation.

Our keynote speakers:

-Eve Allen; Director: Concerned Veterans 4 America-PA

-David Outland; Director: Northeast Church Security Network

-James Zerbe; Partner, Senior Board Member, Sergeant-at-Arms, Chaplain: Citizens for Liberty

-7-9p.m. (doors open at 6:30)

-Included is a free potluck dinner buffet (feel free to bring a snack, dish, or simply enjoy. Plus a ticket, upon entrance, for 1 of 2 fabulous random door prizes)

-Cash bar available for non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages. Self serve coffee

-We are beginning our summer food drive. You are encouraged to bring (but in no way mandatory) non-perishable food(s) and beverages. These will be given to needy families within the 5 county area(s) when applicable.

-This is Citizens for Liberty/Valley Forge Patriots final event at the King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company, 170 Allendale Road, until October, when we return with a BANG! We will be holding many outdoor activities each month, in between this respite. Please share this with your family and friends in the tri-state area. YES! We have guests that attend from MD, DE, NJ, and NY.   -Thank you.

Janet: Obama Care:

There are no more excuses for not repealing Obamacare. Establishment Republicans are, nonetheless, dragging their feet on what was a major campaign promise. We are hearing that liberals are calling Congress in massive numbers to ensure the survival of socialist medicine and the ‘death panel’. Conservatives must act asap.

The deadline to repeal Obamacare, with the reconciliation process that allows passage in the Senate with only 51 votes (Republicans have 52), is April 28, 2017.

Please be aware that repeal must come first, then, replace. A transition period is included in the repeal effort that gives Obamacare insurers and insured the time to transition to a replacement plan. Combining repeal and replace significantly jeopardizes the repeal process.

ACTION ALERT: Please contact your Congressman

Rep. Patrick Meehan: https://meehan.house.gov/contact/email-me

D.C. office (202) 225-2011

Springfield, PA office (610) 690-7323

Rep. Ryan Costello

https://costello.house.gov/contact : D.C. office (202) 225-4315

West Chester, PA office (610) 696-2982

For more information: http://heritageaction.com/2017/02/repeal-replace-obamacare-trump-administration/

Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness: “What is the “Alt” Left?”

“. . . Its overarching ideology seems to be a filtered version of campus postmodernism. Therefore the ‘truth’ is simply a pastiche of ‘stories’ or ‘narratives.’ They can gain credence if those with power and influence ‘privilege’ them, in efforts to enhance their own status and clout. ‘My story’ is just as viable as ‘the truth,’ a construct that does not exist in the abstract.

“For the Alt-Left, there are not really inanimate laws of human nature or language. Instead political mobilization can construct powerful narratives of change: Opposition to gay marriage can be endorsed by both Obama and Clinton in 2008 and then be reconstructed as proof of right wing bigotry by 2012.

“Zones of neo-Confederate federal nullification to stop the deportation of illegal alien criminals can be rebranded as ‘sanctuary cities’ to protect the innocent ‘migrants’ from arbitrary and racist immigration laws. ‘La Raza’ does not really mean ‘The Race.’ Instead Raza simply denotes the ‘people’ in reference to oppressed communities.

“The Obama victory of 2008 had a profound effect on the Democratic Party, suggesting that the ‘power’ of getting elected twice gave ‘truth’ to Obama’s polarizing brand of organizing groups based on ethnic and racially based grievances, in concert against a supposedly fading and bigoted establishment. (This axiom is in need of some postmodern revisionism after the defeat of Hillary Clinton and the loss of most governorships, state legislatures, the Congress, the presidency and the Supreme Court.)

“The Alt-Left largely dismisses the old liberal idea of 1960s Civil Rights. Liberals once promoted integration and the goal of an American melting pot empowered by the time-honored traditions of racially blind integration, assimilation, and intermarriage. The liberal goal once was a common American culture and experience where race became subsidiary. Yet we hear little from liberals any more about non-discrimination and integration. Instead, preference, diversity, and segregated safe spaces become the new discriminatory and reparatory agendas. . .”

https://amgreatness.com/2017/04/02/what-is-the-alt-left/

Erica Werner & Mary Jalonick, AP: “SENATE HEADS FOR SUPREME COURT SHOWDOWN”

“.  . . Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Republicans are determined to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch within the week. But to do so, they will likely have to override Democratic objections and unilaterally change Senate rules so that Gorsuch can be confirmed with a simple majority in the 100-seat chamber, instead of the 60-voter threshold.

Though it may seem arcane, the approach is known on Capitol Hill as the “nuclear option,” because it strikes at the heart of the Senate’s traditions of bipartisanship and collegiality.

It would allow all future Supreme Court nominees to be confirmed without regard to the objections of the minority party. And senators of both parties say that proceeding with the rules change could ultimately lead to complete elimination of the minority party’s ability to block legislation via filibuster, one of the few remaining mechanisms that force bipartisan cooperation in Congress. . .”

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SENATE_SUPREME_COURT?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-04-01-19-00-51

Saphora Smith, NBC: “China Bans Veils and ‘Abnormal’ Beards in Western Province of Xinjiang”

“China has banned wearing veils as part of a major crackdown on what it sees as religious extremism in the western province of Xinjiang.

“The measure, which comes into effect Saturday, also bans “abnormal” beards and names, as well as other “extremist signs.” Forcing others to wear veils is also forbidden.

“Xinjiang, China’s westernmost region, is home to the Uighurs, a Muslim group which claims to face discrimination from the Han Chinese”.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/china-bans-veils-abnormal-beards-western-province-xinjiang-n741501

 

Andrew McCarthy, NRO: Democrats Know the Election Was Legitimate but Persist in a Dangerous Fraud”

“. . . Trump speculated that the electoral process could be rigged. Until he saw how it played out, the Republican nominee said, he could not concede that the result would be on the up-and-up.
“Trump offered a three-part “rigging” claim. There was the allegation for which he’d already been roundly derided: A foreign element could swing the election — specifically, “millions” of ineligible voters, a reference to illegal immigrants, the bane of his campaign. Further, there was the gross one-sidedness of the media’s campaign coverage — scathing when it came to him; between inattentive and fawning when it came to his opponent, whose considerable sins were airbrushed away. Finally, there was deep corruption: Clinton, he maintained, should not have been permitted to run given the significant evidence of felony misconduct in her mishandling of classified information. Meanwhile, law-enforcement agencies of the Democratic administration bent over backwards to give her a pass, and congressional Democrats closed ranks around her — conducting themselves in committee hearings more like her defense lawyers than investigators searching for the truth.
“A flabbergasted Clinton responded that she was shocked — horrified! — to hear Trump “talking down our democracy.” This was a top theme in her campaign’s closing days: The election was absolutely legitimate; Trump was traitorously condemnable for refusing to say so.
“Of course, Clinton and the Democrats who parroted her would prefer that you forget that now. And given her strained relationship with the truth, they’re right to calculate that you’d never retain anything she said for very long. Nobody does. Corporate big wheels who paid to hear her vaporous speechifying couldn’t tell you a memorable thing she’d said after paying $250,000 for her ‘insights.’ . . .”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/446344/democrats-russsian-hacking-allegations-interference-2016-presidential-election-republicans-donald-trump

Byron York, Washington Examiner: “11 key points to remember about Trump-Russia affair”

“The Trump Russia investigation has spread in so many directions, and sparked so much crazy commentary, that it’s hard to keep track of it all. So here is a guide to help you keep your eye on the ball:

“1) Substance is what matters, Part 1. From the very beginning, there was only one central question in the investigation: Did Donald Trump or his associates collude with Russians in an attempt to influence the 2016 presidential election? So far we’ve seen evidence of some in the Trump circle having contact with Russians — see the Roger Stone DMs with Guccifer 2.0 — but we have seen nothing to prove, or even lend much support to, the contention that anyone on the extended Trump team coordinated election interference with Russians.

“2) Substance is what matters, Part 2. In recent weeks, a second Big Question has emerged: Did the Obama administration spy on the Trump campaign and/or transition team? That’s the issue at the heart of the Devin Nunes brouhaha, and the answer — did this happen or not? — is more important than where or how Nunes got his information.

“3) When either side yells about process, they’re holding a weak hand. Some Republicans have tried to distract from the was-there-collusion question by focusing on the leak of classified information regarding former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s conversation with the Russian ambassador. That’s a legitimate issue — and indeed, the only known crime committed so far — but it doesn’t get to the main issue of whether or not TrumpWorld colluded with Russians. Likewise, when Democrats yell about the methods House Intel Committee chairman Nunes employed to obtain evidence that might point toward Obama administration spying — that means they don’t want to talk about Obama administration spying.

“4) Everyone should see the Nunes documents. In a smart — and belated — move Thursday, White House counsel Don McGahn invited the chairmen and ranking members of both House and Senate intelligence committees to come to the White House to view the documents Nunes saw. House Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff took McGahn up on it, but the Senate is making noise about demanding the documents be brought to the Senate. Enough with the turf battles; the investigation will be better off if both Senate Intel chairman Richard Burr and vice chairman Mark Warner go see the documents.

“5) Mike Flynn’s request for immunity is no big deal. Of course the former national security adviser wants immunity; he’s under investigation by the FBI. But the public does not know exactly what Flynn is under investigation for. It is known that the Obama Justice Department used a possible violation of the never-successfully-prosecuted Logan Act as the reed-thin pretense for going to the White House with its concerns about Flynn talking to the Russian ambassador during the transition. It’s also known that there was nothing wrong with Flynn talking to the ambassador, even talking specifically about U.S. sanctions on Russia. What is not known is how the Flynn investigation might have spread into other areas — Turkey? — or whether it focuses on an alleged process crime like making a false statement to investigators. In any event, the House and Senate investigations can go forward without Flynn’s testimony.

“6) Don’t fetishize “sources and methods.” If it has been said once, it’s been said a thousand times in this investigation: This or that potentially critical bit of information cannot be made public because to do so would compromise the intelligence community’s “sources and methods.” The problem is, this is an investigation of the highest priority; some Democrats hope it will result in removing President Trump from office. Resolving it is of great national concern. And if “sources and methods” would indeed be damaged, well they have been damaged at times in the past, to be repaired later. Yes, it is not something to be done lightly, but it is time for the intelligence community to release more, not less, information on the Trump-Russia matter.

“7) Don’t forget Manafort and Stone. Given what is publicly known now, the two prime suspects in the Russia collusion investigation are former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who has long had business dealings in that part of the world, and Roger Stone, who just likes to mix things up in the course of campaigns. Both have volunteered to testify before the House and Senate — Stone is demanding to do so publicly, while Manafort’s representatives have not yet said whether he wants to do the same or testify in some sort of closed session. In either event, congressional investigators should get their testimony, and soon, and as publicly as possible.

“8) Say yes to Clapper, Brennan, and Yates. House chairman Nunes famously canceled a hearing planned for last Tuesday in which two former top intelligence officials and a former top Justice Department official were scheduled to testify. Nunes’ stated reason was that he wanted to receive closed-door testimony from the FBI‘s James Comey and the NSA’s Michael Rogers before going ahead. Comey slowed things down by demanding an invitation signed by both Nunes and Schiff — and then the Democrat chose not to sign until the Clapper, Brennan, and Yates hearing was re-scheduled. The solution is easy: Make everybody testify. And if there are more questions, make them testify again.

“9) Watch what the Senate Judiciary Committee does on the issue of the Christopher Steele dossier. On February 28, the Washington Post published an intriguing story, reporting that last fall the FBI reached an agreement to pay Trump dirt-digger Christopher Steele, who had been working for supporters of the Hillary Clinton campaign, to continue his work for the FBI. The idea that the FBI would foot the bill for oppo research during a campaign struck many as amazing. One of those was Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley. On March 6, Grassley wrote a letter to Comey demanding more information. So far, he’s received no answer. Then, on Tuesday, Grassley wrote another letter with more questions, focusing heavily on FBI number-two Andrew McCabe. Grassley is patient and persistent. Look for him to discover something.

“10) Yes, what Evelyn Farkas said is important. Democrats are pooh-poohing Republican excitement over a just-noticed March 2 MSNBC interview in which former Obama Defense Department official Evelyn Farkas — she left the administration in 2015 — described how, during the transition, she urged her former colleagues to compile and distribute classified information regarding the Trump team. Farkas said she feared “that the Trump folks — if they found out how we knew what we knew about their, the Trump staff, dealing with Russians — that they would try to compromise those sources and methods.” Farkas’ statement clearly supports the Obama-Trump “breadcrumbs” theory, and the “if they found out how we knew what we knew” suggests — doesn’t prove, but suggests — that the Obama team used some sort of irregular methods in its Trump information collection. Investigators need to know more about what Farkas said, and to whom.

“11) In the end, it’s probably all going to be about process. This is not a guarantee, but in the past, a lot of Washington “scandals” that seemed very hot for a while ended in a whimper. No one was charged with any underlying crime. If anyone was charged, it was with process crimes like making false statements to investigators or withholding information from Congress. What seemed world-shaking at one moment ended up much less. It could turn out that the Russian-helped-Trump-and-Obama-spied-on-Trump twin scandals end much the same way.”

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/11-things-to-remember-about-the-trump-russia-affair/article/2619060

Victor Davis Hanson, NRO:  Devin Nunes and Washington’s Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery inside an Enigma”

“The beleaguered Intelligence Committee chairman is the latest target in a partisan smear campaign. He must not step down.
evin Nunes (R., Calif.) will not step down from the chairmanship of the House Intelligence Committee. He is the new target in an already long line of those targeted by the media for forced resignations — Stephen Bannon, the purported anti-Semite; Sebastian Gorka, the alleged closet Nazi; Jeff Sessions, the supposed Russian patsy; and now Devin Nunes, the purported partisan naïf.

“Nor should he resign — especially given the wider and bewildering landscape of the politicization and corruption of the intelligence community over the last months and the dangerous state in which we all find ourselves vis-à-vis the intelligence agencies and the transition of presidential power.
“Some salient points, all of which have been reported in the media, need to be reemphasized with two caveats: First, the central question remains who leaked what classified information for what reasons; second, since when is it improper or even unwise for an apprehensive intelligence official to bring information of some importance to the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee for external review — in a climate of endemic distrust of all intelligence agencies? . . .”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/446302/devin-nunes-trump-surveillance-riddle-deepens-he-must-not-step-down

Adan Salazar, Infowars: “MATT DRUDGE WARNS TRUMP SURROUNDED BY TRAITORS, IN CRISIS”

‘I do think there is a crisis, on many fronts’

Independent media mogul Matt Drudge made an ultra-rare appearance on The Savage Nation radio show Friday, taking over the airwaves to warn President Trump’s young administration is in peril.

“I do think there is a crisis, on many fronts,” Drudge admitted.

“Is some of it of his own making?” he asked before going to calls.

“The DrudgeReport.com founder indeed invoked his former radio host days when he joined Savage in California to celebrate the veteran broadcaster’s 75th birthday.

“We’re trying to save this young Trump administration,” Drudge declared.

“Drudge went on to claim Trump single-handedly saved floundering leftist media outlets like the New York Times and Vanity Fair, which seemed destined to fail before the ‘opposition’ party ‘consolidated.’

“‘I’m getting a little bit nervous about the media situation. Do you know, the media was near death. The New York Times was hanging on the short hairs. Do you know Vanity Fair was going under. CNN barely had a fraction,’ Drudge said. ‘Trump has saved the media.’

“The influential news figure also called attention to the president’s flagging approval ratings in Rasmussen polls, which he is concerned currently spell danger for the Trump administration. . .”

https://www.infowars.com/matt-drudge-crashes-michael-savage-radio-show/

NOTES:

Salena Zito, NY Post: “This is the next Democratic stronghold to crack like the Rust Belt

“. . . A study by economists Pascual Restrepo of Boston University and Daron Acemoglu of MIT tried to quantify how worried we should be about robots — and they succeeded.

“In short, they determined, every additional robot used in automation reduced employment in a given commuting area by three to six workers, and lowered wages by 0.25 to 0.5 percent. There are 1.5 million robots out there working in what is left of industrial America, and that number is projected to double in less than 10 years.

“For Nigel, automation ultimately will kill the best income he earns as a cabdriver, since driverless-vehicle technology is fast becoming more of a reality. Lawrence Katz, a labor economist at Harvard, estimates that automated cars will impact the 5 million people nationwide who make their living by driving Uber, Lyft, taxis, buses, vans, trucks and delivery vehicles.

“Katz points out that most of these drivers are people like Nigel — a man without a college degree — who’ve already been hit by the loss of 5 million manufacturing jobs since 2000.

“Peering out the window of the Acela Express, the sadness of this other world speeds by like a faded collage of past lives, hopelessly waiting to be brought back to life.”

“President Trump, like him or not, wasn’t wrong when he said there was “carnage” in the country right now. Ironically, a lot of that carnage is located on this corridor, in between eight of the 10 wealthiest counties in our nation.

“The hard truth is that no one has any idea what to do with the under-employed, high-school-educated people who once were able to carve out good, middle-class lives with their own hands, as long as they were willing to work.

“But somebody had better figure it out soon: With nearly 70 percent of Americans lacking college degrees, this corridor will eventually crack, just like the dislocated voters of the Rust Belt.”

http://nypost.com/2017/04/01/these-are-the-voters-democrats-could-lose-next/

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Dead Cats: WAR!, 03/31/17, (26)07: James Brody

CONTENTS

CORNWELL & BECKER – Donnie attacks rebels; MARTIN – Support the House Freedom Caucus; STRAUSS – PSAT Scores; HANNITY – Evie Farkas; MARSHALL – Your web trails.

PA: KNEPPER – Budget strategy.

NOTE: HANNITY – Moore to survive apocalypse.

Janet: April 5th, CFL/VFP

Friends, this is Citizens for Liberty/Valley Forge Patriots last event at the fire company until October(we will be hosting numerous outdoor activities in between times). We hope you join us on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5:

*Concerned Veterans 4 America’s mission statement:

To advocate for policies that will preserve the freedom and liberty that we and our families so proudly fought and sacrificed to defend.

The goal of Concerned Veterans for America is to translate the experience, concerns and hopes unique to veterans and their families into a common vision of freedom. We apply this unique perspective to speak out on issues that threaten to cripple not only our economic and national security, but the spirit of opportunity and liberty that all Americans cherish.

We are driven to organize and amplify that perspective to both the American people and our leaders in Washington.

*Northeast Church Security Network:

Objective:

To provide a PRO-ACTIVE, HANDS-ON approach to places of worship security. To teach individuals the proper technique(s) for said action during an active shooter situation, a violent disruption, and a life threatening medical emergency. A unique emergency preparedness/first aid kit is needed for these instances. We explain exactly HOW to use, for example, a tourniquet, in such a dire situation. And to explain a proper evacuation procedure without causing harm or havoc.

-Now that we know the horrors and the amount of places of worship violence, even in our OWN communities, let us find out what we can EXACTLY do!

*Personal Emergency Preparedness/First Aid 101.

For home and outdoor use.

We will find out exactly what a “bug out” bag is, and what it should contain. What if you and your loved ones were forced out of your home due to a community or personal catastrophe? This, as well as other man-made, and environmental disaters will be addressed, and how to cope. A brief first aid lesson will be provided, as well as what plants are edible and poisonous, and what can be used if no medical emergency kit is available for your immediate use. This is an interactive presentation.

Our keynote speakers:

-Eve Allen; Director: Concerned Veterans 4 America-PA

-David Outland; Director: Northeast Church Security Network

-James Zerbe; Partner, Senior Board Member, Sergeant-at-Arms, Chaplain: Citizens for Liberty

-7-9p.m. (doors open at 6:30)

-Included is a free potluck dinner buffet (feel free to bring a snack, dish, or simply enjoy. Plus a ticket, upon entrance, for 1 of 2 fabulous random door prizes)

-Cash bar available for non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages. Self serve coffee

-We are beginning our summer food drive. You are encouraged to bring (but in no way mandatory) non-perishable food(s) and beverages. These will be given to needy families within the 5 county area(s) when applicable.

-This is Citizens for Liberty/Valley Forge Patriots final event at the King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company, 170 Allendale Road, until October, when we return with a BANG! We will be holding many outdoor activities each month, in between this respite. Please share this with your family and friends in the tri-state area. YES! We have guests that attend from MD, DE, NJ, and NY.   -Thank you.

Janet: Obama Care:

There are no more excuses for not repealing Obamacare. Establishment Republicans are, nonetheless, dragging their feet on what was a major campaign promise. We are hearing that liberals are calling Congress in massive numbers to ensure the survival of socialist medicine and the ‘death panel’. Conservatives must act asap.

The deadline to repeal Obamacare, with the reconciliation process that allows passage in the Senate with only 51 votes (Republicans have 52), is April 28, 2017.

Please be aware that repeal must come first, then, replace. A transition period is included in the repeal effort that gives Obamacare insurers and insured the time to transition to a replacement plan. Combining repeal and replace significantly jeopardizes the repeal process.

ACTION ALERT: Please contact your Congressman

Rep. Patrick Meehan: https://meehan.house.gov/contact/email-me

D.C. office (202) 225-2011

Springfield, PA office (610) 690-7323

Rep. Ryan Costello

https://costello.house.gov/contact : D.C. office (202) 225-4315

West Chester, PA office (610) 696-2982

For more information: http://heritageaction.com/2017/02/repeal-replace-obamacare-trump-administration/

Susan Cornwell & Amanda Becker, YAHOO!: “Republican disarray deepens as Trump attacks rebel conservatives”

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out on Thursday at Republican conservatives who helped torpedo healthcare legislation he backed, escalating a feud within his party that jeopardizes the new administration’s legislative agenda.

“Trump threatened to try to defeat members of the Freedom Caucus – a bloc of conservative Republicans in the House of Representatives – in next year’s congressional elections if they continued to defy him.

“The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don’t get on the team, & fast. We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018!” Trump wrote on Twitter on Thursday morning.

“House conservatives fought back.

“Most people don’t take well to being bullied,” said Representative Justin Amash, who compared Trump’s approach to what a child does when he wants to “get his way.”

“Representative Raul Labrador, one of the founders of the Freedom Caucus, urged Trump in a tweet to “Remember who your real friends are. We’re trying to help you succeed.”

“Trump’s deteriorating relationship with Republican House conservatives could make it harder for him to pass his legislative agenda, which includes rewriting the U.S. tax code, revisiting a healthcare overhaul and funding construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border. . .”

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-takes-aim-republican-conservatives-must-fight-them-132232166–business.html

Jenny Beth Martin: Support the House Freedom Caucus

URGENT ACTION ALERT! READ BELOW FOR DETAILS TO SUPPORT MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE FREEDOM CAUCUS!

I know we are already asking you to do a lot each week, but this is an urgent action alert. The members of the House Freedom Caucus (HFC) are under assault, and it is up to us to make sure they are supported and defended. After the members of the HFC were unable to get GOP leadership to strengthen Paul Ryan’s fake repeal bill, the have been under attack. The attack on the HFC is twofold.

First, after grassroots victories over establishment candidates over the last seven years, the GOP establishment would like nothing better than to defeat the principled members of the House Freedom Caucus. The corrupt, entrenched members of the GOP establishment want them out of Congress so that they can work with Democrats to grow government and pay off their cronies without anyone stopping them.

Second, if the establishment can’t get rid of the House Freedom Caucus members, they want to neuter them. They want members of the HFC to give in, to buckle to the pressure, and get out of the way. If you remember, this is what they did to the House Republican Study Committee. After Jim Jordan left as the head of that group, John Boehner installed one of his buddies at the head, and after that, the RSC didn’t oppose leadership anymore.

And unfortunately, President Trump is being misguided in who to blame for the failure of the GOP health care bill. The HFC – unlike the GOP establishment – stood with the President when the election got heated in the summer of 2016. We hope President Trump will realize the patriots of the House Freedom Caucus are simply trying to help him keep the promise they all made to the American people to repeal Obamacare fully and restore freedom to our health care system.

Here’s what we all need to do, as quickly as possible – we need to rally around the HFC members with a loud, unified voice, and decisive action.

We need to:

–          Volunteer to help the HFC members

–          Look up their campaign sites and donate money

–          Sign Tea Party Patriot’s petition of support

–          Email and call our own Republican Representatives expressing support for the HFC members

–          Call the HFC members and offer your support and kind words to encourage them to hold firm

–          Comment on articles and social media online with support for HFC members

–          Make your own declarative posts in support of HFC members

House Freedom Caucus Members

Mark Meadows of North Carolina
Chairman, 2017–present

Contact Rep. Meadows

Justin Amash of Michigan

Contact Rep. Amash

Brian Babin of Texas

Contact Rep. Babin

Joe Barton of Texas

Contact Rep. Baron

Andy Biggs of Arizona

Contact Rep. Biggs

Rod Blum of Iowa

Contact Rep. Blum

Dave Brat of Virginia

Contact Rep. Brat

Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma

Contact Rep. Bridenstine

Mo Brooks of Alabama

Contact Rep. Brooks

Ken Buck of Colorado

Contact Rep. Buck

Warren Davidson of Ohio

Contact Rep. Davidson

Ron DeSantis of Florida

Contact Rep. DeSantis

Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee

Contact Rep. DesJarlais

Jeff Duncan of South Carolina

Contact Rep. Duncan

Trent Franks of Arizona

Contact Rep. Franks

Tom Garrett Jr. of Virginia

Contact Rep. Garrett

Louie Gohmert of Texas

Contact Rep. Gohmert

Paul Gosar of Arizona

Contact Rep. Gosar

Morgan Griffith of Virginia

Contact Rep. Griffith

Andy Harris of Maryland

Contact Rep. Harris

Jody Hice of Georgia

Contact Rep. Hice

Jim Jordan of Ohio
Chairman, 2015–2017

Contact Rep. Jordan

Raúl Labrador of Idaho

Contact Rep. Labrador

Alex Mooney of West Virginia

Contact Rep. Mooney

Gary Palmer of Alabama

Contact Rep. Palmer

Steve Pearce of New Mexico

Contact Rep. Pearce

Scott Perry of Pennsylvania

Contact Rep. Perry

Bill Posey of Florida

Contact Rep. Posey

Mark Sanford of South Carolina

Contact Rep. Sanford

David Schweikert of Arizona

Contact Rep. Schweikert

Randy Weber of Texas

Contact Rep. Weber

Ted Yoho of Florida

Contact Rep. Yoho

 

Valerie Strauss, WaPo: How the SAT and PSAT collect personal data on students  — and what the College Board does with it”

Thx Jo!

“The SAT has traditionally been used as a college entrance exam but it, and the ACT, also a college entrance exam, are increasingly being used as high school tests. In fact, 25 states now require that high school students take them for school accountability and other purposes, Education Week reported here.

“The protection of personal data is in the news with the recent passage by Congress of legislation that eliminates landmark online privacy protectionsestablished by the Obama administration. It removes limits that had been placed on Internet service providers —  such as AT&T, Comcast and Verizon — on how they can use data they collect on their customers, including browsing habits and Social Security numbers. Privacy advocates are especially concerned with how this will affect young people. . .”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/03/30/how-the-sat-and-psat-collect-personal-data-on-students-and-what-the-college-board-does-with-it/?utm_term=.a3a2215be53e

Hannity: “Uh Oh: Former Obama Official Admits She ‘Urged’ Intelligence Gathering On Trump Team”

“Evelyn Farkas, the former deputy assistant secretary of defense under Obama, has publicly admitted that that efforts were made to gather intelligence on Donald Trump and his alleged ties to Russia prior to Trump taking office. Farkas made the stunning admission during a March 2nd interview on MSNBC.

“‘I was urging my former colleagues, and frankly speaking the people on the Hill, it was more actually aimed at telling the Hill people, get as much information as you can, get as much intelligence as you can, before President Obama leaves the administration,” Farkas told MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski.

“In claiming she spoke to “people on the Hill”, Farkas seemingly acknowledges that members of congress were made aware of the intelligence gathering scheme. Farkas went on to explain the efforts of colleagues to spread the information to congress.

“‘So I became very worried because not enough was coming out into the open and I knew that there was more. We have very good intelligence on Russia,” Farkas said. “So then I had talked to some of my former colleagues and I knew that they were trying to also help get information to the Hill.’ . . . ”

http://www.hannity.com/articles/election-493995/uh-oh-former-obama-official-admits-15690836/

Also: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/03/29/updates-who-is-evelyn-farkas-and-why-did-she-spill-the-beans-on-obamas-secret-surveillance-operation/

Jack Marshall, WSJ: “With Washington’s Blessing, Telecom Giants Can Mine Your Web History”

“Congress’s repeal of FCC privacy rules could be data boon for Verizon, Comcast, AT&T

“What if your telecom company tracked the websites you visit, the apps you use, the TV shows you watch, the stores you shop at and the restaurants you eat at, and then sold that information to advertisers?

“In theory, it’s possible, given the stance Washington is taking on online privacy.

“Lawmakers on Tuesday voted to overturn privacy rules that required telecom companies to get customers’ permission before sharing their web-browsing and app usage history with third parties. The White House said Wednesday President Donald Trump intends to sign the measure into law.

“Undoing the rules, which had been adopted last fall by the Federal Communications Commission but hadn’t gone into effect, is a boon to Verizon Communications Inc., Comcast Corp.  and AT&T Inc., which are all in the process of building data-driven digital ad businesses to complement the broadband, wireless and TV services they offer.

“The telecom providers had argued the rules put them at a competitive disadvantage to online ad giants Google and Facebook, which generally aren’t regulated by the FCC.

Google and Facebook have built huge businesses powered by reams of data they collect about consumers’ online actions, both on their own properties and across the web. That trove of information largely explains their dominance — combined, they have a roughly 47% share of the global digital ad market, according to eMarketer.

“But online advertising executives say telecom providers potentially have access to more powerful data than the two tech powerhouses. Their networks — both wired and wireless — could give them a window into nearly everything a user is doing on the web. . .”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/with-washingtons-blessing-telecom-giants-can-mine-your-web-history-1490869801

 

PA:

Leo Knepper, CAP: ““We’ll Figure It Out Later” is a Bad Strategy for Budgeting”

“Last June the General Assembly and Governor included money generated from expanded “gaming” (i.e. gambling) in their calculations to pay for a massive increase in spending. Including those funds in the budget was problematic because they didn’t pass legislation at that time to actually expand gambling. Fast forward nine months and the General Assembly is still trying to hammer out the details of what the gambling expansion would entail.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Governor’s budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year includes revenue from expanded gambling. However, there is still a significant amount of back and forth about what the expansion would include. The discussion now centers on legalizing some 40,000 illegal “video gaming” terminals across the state.

“According to proponents of the legislation, they are not creating any new gambling. Rather they are regulating and taxing an activity that is already taking place illegally via video poker machines and similar devices in bars and social clubs. Furthermore, they estimate that the taxes from these newly taxed devices will generate $100 million in revenue for the state in the first year and up to $500 million per year afterward. There is a reason to be skeptical of these claims. In 2014 New Jersey legalized online gaming. Since people could gamble from the comfort of their homes, they estimated that the activity would generate $160 million the first year. In reality, online gambling only made $10.7 million in revenue for New Jersey.

While the comparison between Pennsylvania and New Jersey is not apples-to-apples, lawmakers should be cautious about overly optimistic revenue projections. Relying on unknown sources of income or overly optimistic projections is no way to manage the finances of the Commonwealth. Unfortunately, that is the path that the General Assembly and Governor continue to take.”

http://www.empowerpa.org/well-figure-it-out-later-is-a-bad-strategy-for-budgeting/

NOTE:

Hannity: Michael Moore

“On Tuesday, President Trump rescinded a host of Obama administration regulations on energy, coal, climate change, and environmental protections, prompting liberal filmmaker Michael Moore to lose-it on social media.

“Trump’s elimination of these rules aims to cut the burdensome regulations on energy production and promote American energy independence. Michael Moore thinks the President’s move will have some pretty serious consequences: the end of mankind.

“The leftist documentarian blasted the new executive orders on twitter, saying, “Historians in the near future will mark today… as the day the extinction of human life on earth began.”

“Apparently, Moore believes that historians will miraculously survive the coming apocalypse.”

http://www.hannity.com/articles/election-493995/michael-moore-goes-nuts-warns-of-15690959/

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Dead Cats: It’sGone!, 03/29/17, (26)06: James Brody

CONTENTS

HANSON – Russian Farce; NRO – Sanctuary Cities; GATTIS – Brooks stops OCare; CARNEY – SCOTUS fight.

HEALTH CARE: Felony for Planned Parenthood photos.

LEADS: McCARTHY – Nunes affair; BREITBART – Climate; HAYWARD – Putin locks them up; JOHNSON – YOU are on candid camera.

Mark Levin 3/28/17

Janet: April 5th, CFL/VFP

Friends, this is Citizens for Liberty/Valley Forge Patriots last event at the fire company until October(we will be hosting numerous outdoor activities in between times). We hope you join us on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5:

*Concerned Veterans 4 America’s mission statement:

To advocate for policies that will preserve the freedom and liberty that we and our families so proudly fought and sacrificed to defend.

The goal of Concerned Veterans for America is to translate the experience, concerns and hopes unique to veterans and their families into a common vision of freedom. We apply this unique perspective to speak out on issues that threaten to cripple not only our economic and national security, but the spirit of opportunity and liberty that all Americans cherish.

We are driven to organize and amplify that perspective to both the American people and our leaders in Washington.

*Northeast Church Security Network:

Objective:

To provide a PRO-ACTIVE, HANDS-ON approach to places of worship security. To teach individuals the proper technique(s) for said action during an active shooter situation, a violent disruption, and a life threatening medical emergency. A unique emergency preparedness/first aid kit is needed for these instances. We explain exactly HOW to use, for example, a tourniquet, in such a dire situation. And to explain a proper evacuation procedure without causing harm or havoc.

-Now that we know the horrors and the amount of places of worship violence, even in our OWN communities, let us find out what we can EXACTLY do!

*Personal Emergency Preparedness/First Aid 101.

For home and outdoor use.

We will find out exactly what a “bug out” bag is, and what it should contain. What if you and your loved ones were forced out of your home due to a community or personal catastrophe? This, as well as other man-made, and environmental disaters will be addressed, and how to cope. A brief first aid lesson will be provided, as well as what plants are edible and poisonous, and what can be used if no medical emergency kit is available for your immediate use. This is an interactive presentation.

Our keynote speakers:

-Eve Allen; Director: Concerned Veterans 4 America-PA

-David Outland; Director: Northeast Church Security Network

-James Zerbe; Partner, Senior Board Member, Sergeant-at-Arms, Chaplain: Citizens for Liberty

-7-9p.m. (doors open at 6:30)

-Included is a free potluck dinner buffet (feel free to bring a snack, dish, or simply enjoy. Plus a ticket, upon entrance, for 1 of 2 fabulous random door prizes)

-Cash bar available for non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages. Self serve coffee

-We are beginning our summer food drive. You are encouraged to bring (but in no way mandatory) non-perishable food(s) and beverages. These will be given to needy families within the 5 county area(s) when applicable.

-This is Citizens for Liberty/Valley Forge Patriots final event at the King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company, 170 Allendale Road, until October, when we return with a BANG! We will be holding many outdoor activities each month, in between this respite. Please share this with your family and friends in the tri-state area. YES! We have guests that attend from MD, DE, NJ, and NY.   -Thank you.

Janet: Obama Care:

There are no more excuses for not repealing Obamacare. Establishment Republicans are, nonetheless, dragging their feet on what was a major campaign promise. We are hearing that liberals are calling Congress in massive numbers to ensure the survival of socialist medicine and the ‘death panel’. Conservatives must act asap.

The deadline to repeal Obamacare, with the reconciliation process that allows passage in the Senate with only 51 votes (Republicans have 52), is April 28, 2017.

Please be aware that repeal must come first, then, replace. A transition period is included in the repeal effort that gives Obamacare insurers and insured the time to transition to a replacement plan. Combining repeal and replace significantly jeopardizes the repeal process.

ACTION ALERT: Please contact your Congressman

Rep. Patrick Meehan: https://meehan.house.gov/contact/email-me

D.C. office (202) 225-2011

Springfield, PA office (610) 690-7323

Rep. Ryan Costello

https://costello.house.gov/contact : D.C. office (202) 225-4315

West Chester, PA office (610) 696-2982

For more information: http://heritageaction.com/2017/02/repeal-replace-obamacare-trump-administration/

Victor Davis Hanson, NRO: “The Russian Farce”

“. . . In March 2012, in a meeting with President Dimitri Medvedev of Russia, President Barack Obama thought his microphone was either off or could not pick up the eerie assurances that he gave the Russian president:

“On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved, but it’s important for him [Vladimir Putin] to give me space.”

Medvedev answered: “Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you . . . ”

Obama agreed and elaborated, “This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.”
“Barack Obama naturally wanted to continue a fourth year of his reset and outreach to Vladimir Putin, the same way that he was reaching out to other former American enemies such as the Iranians and the Cubans. Yet Obama was uneasy that his opponent, Mitt Romney, might attack him during his reelection campaign as an appeaser of Putin. Thus, to preempt any such attack, Obama might be forced to appear less flexible (offer less “space”) toward Putin than he otherwise would be in a non-election year. In other words, he couldn’t publicly assure Putin that he would be “flexible” about implementing missile defense in Eastern Europe (“all these issues”) until after he was reelected.
“An apprehensive Obama, in his hot-mic moment, was signaling that after his anticipated victory, he would revert to his earlier reset with Putin. And most significantly, Obama wished Putin to appreciate in advance the motives for Obama’s campaign-year behavior. Or he at least hoped that Putin would not embarrass him by making international moves that would reflect poorly on Obama’s reset policy.

“Furthermore, Obama did not want his implicit quid pro quo proposal to become part of the public record. Had it been public, it might have been interpreted as a message to Putin that he should empathize with Obama’s plight — and that he should interfere with the American election by behaving in a way that would empower Obama’s candidacy rather than detract from it.

“In the present hysterical climate, substitute the name Trump for Obama, and we would be hearing Democratic demands for impeachment on grounds that Trump was caught secretly whispering to the Russians about compromising vital national-security issues in a quid pro quo meant to affect the outcome of the 2012 election.. .”

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/446148/russian-farce-trump-collusion-hysteria-diverts-attention-surveillance-scandal

NRO Editors: “Reining in Sanctuary Cities”

“On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that to be eligible for Department of Justice grant money, local jurisdictions will have to certify that they are in compliance with federal immigration law. This has come as an outrage to elected officials in several “sanctuary cities,” including Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York, who have declared plans to buck the administration and potentially sue.
“The attorney general’s announcement is, in reality, not news. He has simply reiterated an element of President Trump’s executive order aimed at “enhancing public safety in the interior of the United States,” signed on January 25.
“And the law is on his side. The relevant statute reads:

‘Notwithstanding any other provision of Federal, State, or local law, a Federal, State, or local government entity or official may not prohibit, or in any way restrict, any government entity or official from sending to, or receiving from, the Immigration and Naturalization Service information regarding the citizenship or immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of any individual.’

“To be clear, this is not a blanket prohibition on all policies associated with sanctuary cities. “But localities that specifically forbid their officials to provide information to federal immigration authorities are violating the black-and-white letter of the law. A report from the Department of Justice’s inspector general last year found that sanctuary cities such as Chicago are running afoul of this statute. It is entirely appropriate for the federal government to make law-enforcement funding conditional on jurisdictions not themselves ignoring the law. . .”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/446214/jeff-sessions-doj-sanctuary-cities-grant-policy-lawful

Paul Gattis, Alabama.com: “Rep. Mo Brooks files bill to repeal Obamacare”

“With a simple two-page document, an Alabama congressman has filed a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal Obamacare.

“Or, as it is stated in the bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

“U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, introduced the bill Friday.

“This Act may be cited as the ‘Obamacare Repeal Act,'” the bill states.

“And the bill uses just one sentence to do it.

“Effective as of Dec. 31, 2017, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted,” the bill states.

“And that’s it – one sentence.”

http://www.al.com/news/huntsville/index.ssf/2017/03/rep_mo_brooks_files_bill_to_re.html

Jordain Carney, The Hill: “Senate braces for fallout over Supreme Court fight”

“Senators in both parties are gearing up for a showdown over Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination.

“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) confidently predicted on Tuesday that the Senate would confirm Gorsuch on April 7, before lawmakers leave town for a two-week recess.

“But as Democratic opposition grows, leaders are signaling they’re prepared to push the chamber to the edge as President Trump’s pick comes up for a vote — even if it means using the “nuclear option” to change the Senate’s rules.

“We’re going to get Judge Gorsuch confirmed,” McConnell told reporters during a weekly press conference. “It’ll be an opportunity for the Democrats to invoke cloture. We’ll see where that ends.”

“Pressed on if he would have the votes within his conference should Democrats initially block Gorsuch’s nomination, McConnell said he was “confident” the judge will join the Supreme Court. . .”

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/326234-senate-braces-for-fallout-over-supreme-court-fight

HEALTH CARE

Andrew Dalton, AP: “FELONY CHARGES FOR 2 WHO SECRETLY FILMED PLANNED PARENTHOOD”

Who replaced Gosnell?

“LOS ANGELES (AP) — California prosecutors on Tuesday charged two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood with 15 felonies, saying they invaded the privacy of medical providers by filming without consent.

“The charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress come eight months after similar charges were dropped in Texas.

“State Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a longtime Congressional Democrat who took over the investigation in January, said in a statement that the state “will not tolerate the criminal recording of conversations.”

“Prosecutors say Daleiden, of Davis, California, and Merritt, of San Jose, filmed 14 people without permission between October 2013 and July 2015 in Los Angeles, San Francisco and El Dorado counties. One felony count was filed for each person. The 15th was for criminal conspiracy to invade privacy. . .”

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_PLANNED_PARENTHOOD_VIDEOS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-03-28-22-02-47

LEADS:

Andrew McCarthy, NRO: In the Nunes Affair, Don’t Lose Sight of the Unanswered Questions”

“Aspects of the FBI’s handling of the Flynn case deserve further scrutiny.

“Let us stipulate that it would be difficult for House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes (R., Calif.) and the Trump White House to have handled a critical intelligence matter any worse.
“Still, the questions Nunes has raised are more important than the fact that he shot himself in the foot while pursuing the answers.

“The chairman says he was invited by an unidentified intelligence official to review classified documents on the White House grounds — at the Old Executive Office Building, it appears, where the National Security Council has secure facilities for that purpose. These documents purportedly show that communications from Trump transition officials, and perhaps Trump himself, were intercepted during intelligence-agency monitoring of foreign powers; and Nunes says the monitoring in question appears unrelated to Russia’s meddling in the U.S. election.
“Nunes reports that the documents he was shown suggest that the Obama administration may have been using its foreign-intelligence powers to shadow the incoming Trump team. Though the communications in question were lawfully intercepted, Nunes suggests that the identities of Trump officials should have been “masked” (i.e., concealed) under standard minimization rules that guide the dissemination of classified foreign intelligence throughout the “community” of U.S. intelligence agencies. Instead, the identities of the Trump officials were revealed and widely transmitted to people with no apparent need to know about the officials’ communications — some of which, in Nunes’s description, had “little or no apparent foreign-intelligence value.”
“Nunes’s account cannot be verified because the documents he reviewed have not been disclosed, nor reviewed by anyone else who is talking. Meanwhile, rather than first sharing what he learned with members of the important committee he chairs, Nunes went to the White House to brief President Trump.

“This is bizarre for two reasons. . .”

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/446210/devin-nunes-investigation-chairman-house-intel-committee-michael-flynn

Breitbart News: “Politico: Pruitt Takes Fire from Conservatives on Climate Showdown”

“A cadre of conservative climate skeptics are fuming about the decision — expressing their concern to Trump administration officials and arguing Pruitt is setting himself up to run for governor or the Senate. They hope the White House, perhaps senior adviser Stephen Bannon, will intervene and encourage the president to overturn the endangerment finding.

“James Delingpole, a Breitbart News columnist, blasted Pruitt on Monday, arguing he is ‘more interested in building his political career than he is taking on the Green Blob, insiders report.’ Bannon ran Breitbart before joining the Trump campaign last summer.

Delingpole, who first reported that Pruitt advocated against reopening the endangerment finding, even suggested that the EPA administrator should resign. . .”

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/03/28/politico-pruitt-takes-fire-conservatives-climate-showdown/

John Hayward, Breitbart: “Putin Detains Opposition Leaders as Anti-Corruption Protests Sweep Russia”

“. . . The weekend protests were unexpectedly huge, with thousands turning out in St. Petersburg, Vladivostok, and Moscow. The Associated Press reports 5,000 demonstrators in St. Petersburg and 8,000 in Moscow but allows that the crowds could have been larger than these official police estimates. The UK Guardian cites an estimate from Russian radio station Ekho Moskvy that 60,000 Russians from 82 cities and towns participated in the protests. There appears to be a consensus they were the biggest protests faced by the Kremlin since 2011.

“Varying estimates by police and human-rights groups said anywhere from 500 to over 1,000 people were detained over the weekend. One of them was Navalny, who promptly posted a selfie of his arrival in the courtroom on Twitter. “Hello everyone from Tverskoy Court. The time will come when we will have them on trial (only honestly),” he wrote. . .””

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/03/27/anti-corruption-protests-sweep-russia-putin-opponent-detained-by-police/

Jeremiah Johnson, InfoWars: “THE TRANSFORMATION OF OUR NATION INTO A SURVEILLANCE STATE IS ALMOST COMPLETE”

“1984 is now. Orwell warned us all.

“. . . Point of Sale is the new jail, the ubiquitous surveillance system that records your every purchase and stores it in a personal database – an algorithm – in the government storage facility in Utah. Look above that register. It doesn’t matter whether you have a debit or credit purchase or not. Paying cash? Your anonymity only lasts until your image is captured in the little black dome camera right above your head – right next to the register. The sale is recorded, as well as your image.

“Now the biometrics are becoming advanced enough to be able to measure the spacing between your eyes, the shapes of the ears, and other idiosyncrasies that are peculiar to each individual. But these differences do not matter, as long as they can be catalogued. All the states pretty much have Real ID, now, with driver’s licenses all linked into a central database and passed through the fusion centers and police departments at local, state, and national level.

“1984 is now. . .”

https://www.infowars.com/the-transformation-of-our-nation-into-a-surveillance-state-is-almost-complete/

Mark Levin 3/28/17

“On Tuesday’s Mark Levin show, so called conservatives, Sens John Cornyn and Mitch McConnell are attacking conservatives and the Freedom Caucus as purists. They should remember it is not about purity, but about integrity. Politicians made a promise, election cycle after election cycle to repeal Obamacare and they lied to the American people and the the Tea Party. You can’t ram through a massive new government spending bill in 18 days and start trashing conservatives when it doesn’t make it through. They have abandoned principles and the Declaration of Independence. The Republican Party has lost its identity. We didn’t hear a peep from Cornyn or McConnell when this replacement bill was in the House, because they wanted it to fail. They were never going to do the heavy lifting necessary to repeal Obamacare.

“After that, why is the House Intelligence Committee chair Devin Nunes under attack? What did he do that created conflict of interest? The media got Mike Flynn to resign and Jeff Sessions to recuse himself and now is trying to humiliate Nunes. Nunes has done nothing wrong and is only helping to expose those who leaked against the Trump administration. It is the Obama admin that should be under investigation not Nunes. We want to know who and the extent to which individuals in that administration were misusing classified info, intelligence agencies and law enforcement agencies.”

http://www.marklevinshow.com/2017/03/28/march-28-2017/

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Dead Cats: WeWon!, 03/27/17, (26)05: James Brody

CONTENTS

Brody – Fascists in Philly

HEALTH CARE: Drudge Links (3/26/17); CARNEY – Rand Paul victory lap.

LEADS: McCARTHY – London Jihad; MILLER & BOYER – Tax cuts; PARKER & RUCKER – Kushner to lead; FERROCHIO – Nuclear option for Gorsuch?

 

Jenny Beth: Tea Party Patriots:

There is so much to do, and not a minute to waste! This is going to be a big week for us. First, Neil Gorsuch’s Senate confirmation hearings begin Monday and will likely go through Thursday. We need to do everything we can to support Judge Gorsuch during these hearings. Second, we need to keep the pressure on the GOP to get Obamacare repeal & replace right. The American Health Care Act is not a done deal yet, and it’s up to us to make sure it’s written the right way. Third, we’ve got to get our April 18th Tax Day Tea Party rallies planned and advertised! Showing up sometimes means being visible in our communities, and a tax day rally is the perfect time to be seen!

See below for a detailed to-do for Set Your Schedule Sunday, as well as an outline of the week’s schedule and actions. Make sure to visit our website for the details for each day of the week, as well as sample talking points and sample social media posts.

Never forget that without you and all of the effort you have put in – whether you’ve been working in the tea party for eight years, or you just jumped in recently – we wouldn’t be where we are today. We are going to repeal Obamacare. We are going to get a conservative justice on the Supreme Court. We are going to cut the federal budget. We are going to enforce our immigration laws. We are going to win again, and again, and again.

Monday: Messaging Monday

Get our message out through email.

Today is the day to write a letter to your Senators about quickly confirming Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court that you can deliver to their offices on Thursday. You should also email a short message today to both Senators about confirming Gorsuch, as the hearings begin today. Additionally, email a short message to your Representative about changing the current Obamacare repeal bill so that it is true repeal and done right. Finally, if you have a few more minutes today, email your friends and family information about Neil Gorsuch and why he is a great choice for the Supreme Court. And, if you need to send some emails to get your Tax Day Tea Party planned, start sending those today too.

Tuesday: Tweet It Tuesday

Help us spread our message on social media, especially on Twitter and Facebook. We will provide sample tweets.

Today we will use social media to send messages of support for Neil Gorsuch during his confirmation hearings this week. We will also post messages about changing Paul Ryan’s bill, the American Health Care Act, so that it becomes a true repeal bill.

Wednesday: Melt the Wires Wednesday

Let’s melt the phone lines on Wednesdays.

Today we are asking you to make calls to your Representative in the House to ask him/her to push for changes to Paul Ryan’s American Health Care Act so that it truly repeals Obamacare. We are also asking you to make calls to both of your Senators to express your support for Neil Gorsuch, and to tell them that you want them to quickly confirm Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court.

Thursday: Take It to the Streets Thursday

Each Thursday let’s take it to the streets with our signs and flags as you hold a street rally, house party, or visit a local congressional office to deliver the letters you wrote earlier in the week. We will give you the tools you need to organize a local event.

Today, people all across the country will get out and onto the streets with two important messages. Grab your flag and signs, and get out to a busy intersection or on an overpass and sign wave/rally in support of Neil Gorsuch and/or in support of #FullRepeal and #GetRepealRight.

Friday: Freelance Friday

Each week we will give the opportunity to multiply our impact broadcasting our message to a larger audience through letters to editor, comments on news websites, and letters to fellow Americans.

Today we are asking you to write a letter to the editor with your reasons for supporting Neil Gorsuch, and why the Senate should quickly confirm him to the Supreme Court. Our fellow Americans need to hear the truth about Neil Gorsuch because we know the Democrats and the mainstream media will be relentless in their attacks and their use of fake news to try and derail Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation. This is also a great day to make a few comments here and there on news articles online.”

https://www.teapartypatriots.org/?mid=5337&id=T15R6oqNZKpAxZNSHL

Janet: April 5th, CFL/VFP

Friends, this is Citizens for Liberty/Valley Forge Patriots last event at the fire company until October(we will be hosting numerous outdoor activities in between times). We hope you join us on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5:

*Concerned Veterans 4 America’s mission statement:

To advocate for policies that will preserve the freedom and liberty that we and our families so proudly fought and sacrificed to defend.

The goal of Concerned Veterans for America is to translate the experience, concerns and hopes unique to veterans and their families into a common vision of freedom. We apply this unique perspective to speak out on issues that threaten to cripple not only our economic and national security, but the spirit of opportunity and liberty that all Americans cherish.

We are driven to organize and amplify that perspective to both the American people and our leaders in Washington.

*Northeast Church Security Network:

Objective:

To provide a PRO-ACTIVE, HANDS-ON approach to places of worship security. To teach individuals the proper technique(s) for said action during an active shooter situation, a violent disruption, and a life threatening medical emergency. A unique emergency preparedness/first aid kit is needed for these instances. We explain exactly HOW to use, for example, a tourniquet, in such a dire situation. And to explain a proper evacuation procedure without causing harm or havoc.

-Now that we know the horrors and the amount of places of worship violence, even in our OWN communities, let us find out what we can EXACTLY do!

*Personal Emergency Preparedness/First Aid 101.

For home and outdoor use.

We will find out exactly what a “bug out” bag is, and what it should contain. What if you and your loved ones were forced out of your home due to a community or personal catastrophe? This, as well as other man-made, and environmental disaters will be addressed, and how to cope. A brief first aid lesson will be provided, as well as what plants are edible and poisonous, and what can be used if no medical emergency kit is available for your immediate use. This is an interactive presentation.

Our keynote speakers:

-Eve Allen; Director: Concerned Veterans 4 America-PA

-David Outland; Director: Northeast Church Security Network

-James Zerbe; Partner, Senior Board Member, Sergeant-at-Arms, Chaplain: Citizens for Liberty

-7-9p.m. (doors open at 6:30)

-Included is a free potluck dinner buffet (feel free to bring a snack, dish, or simply enjoy. Plus a ticket, upon entrance, for 1 of 2 fabulous random door prizes)

-Cash bar available for non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages. Self serve coffee

-We are beginning our summer food drive. You are encouraged to bring (but in no way mandatory) non-perishable food(s) and beverages. These will be given to needy families within the 5 county area(s) when applicable.

-This is Citizens for Liberty/Valley Forge Patriots final event at the King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company, 170 Allendale Road, until October, when we return with a BANG! We will be holding many outdoor activities each month, in between this respite. Please share this with your family and friends in the tri-state area. YES! We have guests that attend from MD, DE, NJ, and NY.   -Thank you.

Janet: Obama Care:

There are no more excuses for not repealing Obamacare. Establishment Republicans are, nonetheless, dragging their feet on what was a major campaign promise. We are hearing that liberals are calling Congress in massive numbers to ensure the survival of socialist medicine and the ‘death panel’. Conservatives must act asap.

The deadline to repeal Obamacare, with the reconciliation process that allows passage in the Senate with only 51 votes (Republicans have 52), is April 28, 2017.

Please be aware that repeal must come first, then, replace. A transition period is included in the repeal effort that gives Obamacare insurers and insured the time to transition to a replacement plan. Combining repeal and replace significantly jeopardizes the repeal process.

ACTION ALERT: Please contact your Congressman

Rep. Patrick Meehan: https://meehan.house.gov/contact/email-me

D.C. office (202) 225-2011

Springfield, PA office (610) 690-7323

Rep. Ryan Costello

https://costello.house.gov/contact : D.C. office (202) 225-4315

West Chester, PA office (610) 696-2982

For more information: http://heritageaction.com/2017/02/repeal-replace-obamacare-trump-administration/

 

 

Brody: Fascists in Philly

Sunday morning TV news: Trump supporters march and so do a gang of people all on black boots, pants, shirts, and masks. Those dressed in black wave fists and shout “Down with fascism!” Fascism refers to large governments with lots of rules. Remember, FDR, Hitler, and Mussolini admired each other. And Wilson’s fantasy was to create a government that did all things for everyone. And Philadelphia actively supported the National Recovery Act and still follows the Blue Eagle of price controls but it now rides on football jerseys.

Strongly recommended: Jonah Goldberg (2007) Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning and Amity Shlaes, (2008) The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression.

HEALTH CARE: Drudge Links (3-26-17)

Can Republicans govern?
Having hard time getting to ‘yes’…
Blame game…
Bannon wanted to make ‘enemies list’…
‘This is not debate. You have no choice’…
DOWD: You got played…
RAND PAUL TAKES VICTORY LAP…
EARLY DAYS…
Trump voters spare him blame…
Fights erupt at rally on California beach… 

Jordain Carney, The Hill: “Rand Paul takes victory lap on GOP health bill”

“Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) quickly declared victory on Friday, praising conservatives for “standing up against ObamaCare Lite.”

“‘I applaud House conservatives for keeping their word to the American people,’ Paul said in a statement.

“Republican leaders pulled their bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare on Friday afternoon, acknowledging that it was headed toward defeat.

“Paul — who has been a top antagonist of the House bill — added that “I look forward to passing full repeal of ObamaCare in the very near future.”

“Paul and other House conservatives have offered an alternative repeal bill that mirrors 2015 legislation cleared by Congress but vetoed by then-President Barack Obama.

“The bill would effectively separate repeal and replace into two separate pieces of legislation, a move that would likely draw pushback from a coalition of moderate lawmakers.

GOP lawmakers haven’t signaled that they are preparing to take up another healthcare bill, instead telling reporters that they didn’t have a plan B. . .”

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/325702-rand-paul-takes-victory-lap-on-gop-health-bill

LEADS:

Andrew McCarthy, NRO: “Islam and the Jihad in London”

“It’s not non-Western. It’s anti-Western.

“It was a careful choice of words, Bernard Lewis being nothing if not careful. In 2004, the West audibly gasped when its preeminent scholar of Islam famously told the German newspaper Die Welt,’Europe will be Islamic by the end of the century,’ if not sooner.

“Listen carefully. He did not say that Muslims will be the majority population in what is still recognizably Europe. No, Professor Lewis said “Europe will be Islamic.”

“We are not talking about Muslims here. We are talking about Islam. Lots of individual Muslims desire peaceful coexistence, even assimilation. But Islam’s aim is to prevail. So, yet again this week, Lewis’s foreboding has been brought to the fore by a jihadist mass-murder attack, this time in London.
“As we go to press, five innocent people are dead after Khalid Masood, a terrorist acting on unambiguous scriptural commands to war against non-Muslims, rammed his rental Hyundai SUV into dozens of pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, many of them tourists taking in the iconic views of Parliament. About 50 people suffered injuries, some of them grave, so the death toll may yet rise.
“Masood, a burly 52-year-old weightlifter with a long criminal record that included vicious stabbings, then crashed the car through the gate at Westminster Palace, home of the West’s most venerable democratic legislature. He alighted brandishing two long knives, which he used to kill Keith Palmer, a police officer who, pursuant to British policy, was unarmed despite being assigned to provide security at one of the world’s foremost terror targets. Masood was finally shot dead by a protection officer attached to England’s defense minister.
“There immediately began the ritual media pondering over Masood’s motive.

“Yes, what could it possibly have been? . . .”
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/446101/westminster-attack-khalid-masood-islamic-europe-mosques-no-go-zones

S. A. Miller & Dave Boyer, Washington Times: “Trump moves ahead with plans for tax cuts after health care failure”

“Democrats to dig in against massive code rewrite

“President Trump is leaving behind the failed health care bill and forging ahead with plans for massive tax cuts, but the same forces that doomed the repeal of Obamacare — united opposition from Democrats and divided Republicans — threaten the rest of his ambitious agenda.

“Doubts about Mr. Trump’s ability to cut political deals and whether he has willing partners on either side of the aisle have clouded the outlook for not just tax cuts but also his plans for a massive infrastructure program, trade deals and financial reform.

“Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer signaled Sunday that Democrats would dig in against Mr. Trump’s plans for the biggest rewrite of the tax code in a generation if, as expected, the across-the-board rate cuts include the wealthy.

“‘They don’t need another tax break,’ he said on ABC’s ‘This Week.’

He also balked at Mr. Trump’s plan for an infrastructure program and proposed spending reforms.  .  .”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/mar/26/donald-trump-moves-ahead-with-plans-for-tax-cuts-a/

Ashley Parker & Philip Rucker, WaPo: “Trump taps Kushner to lead a SWAT team to fix government with business ideas”

“President Trump plans to unveil a new White House office on Monday with sweeping authority to overhaul the federal bureaucracy and fulfill key campaign promises — such as reforming care for veterans and fighting opioid addiction — by harvesting ideas from the business world and, potentially, privatizing some government functions.

The White House Office of American Innovation, to be led by Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, will operate as its own nimble power center within the West Wing and will report directly to Trump. Viewed internally as a SWAT team of strategic consultants, the office will be staffed by former business executives and is designed to infuse fresh thinking into Washington, float above the daily political grind and create a lasting legacy for a president still searching for signature achievements.

“‘All Americans, regardless of their political views, can recognize that government stagnation has hindered our ability to properly function, often creating widespread congestion and leading to cost overruns and delays,’ Trump said in a statement to The Washington Post. . .”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-taps-kushner-to-lead-a-swat-team-to-fix-government-with-business-ideas/2017/03/26/

Susan Ferrichio, Washington Examiner: Democrats push McConnell toward nuclear option on Gorsuch”

“Senate Democrats are beginning to line up against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, increasing the chances the Senate will enact a “nuclear option” that would thwart the minority filibuster for high court picks.

“Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., the minority leader, announced he would vote against Gorsuch, an expected move, but one that could set the tone for rank-and-file Democrats on the fence about his nomination.

Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa., Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., and Tom Carper, D-Del., also announced opposition to Gorsuch, and the list is likely to grow significantly. . .”

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/democrats-push-mcconnell-toward-nuclear-option-on-neil-gorsuch/article/2618272

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Dead Cats: THX!

“The AHCA failed to garner the necessary votes from the House GOP for the simple reason that it failed to repeal the core elements of ObamaCare – the insurance company mandates (‘Guaranteed Issue,’ ‘Community Rating,’ and ‘Essential Health Benefits’) that are driving up the costs of health insurance even as they drive down the quality of care – and, as such, failed to live up to the promise to repeal ObamaCare ‘root and branch.’”

“Grassroots activists all over the country called their Representatives and made clear their opposition. Faced with the choice before them – back Speaker Ryan’s flawed, insufficient bill, or support their constituents – many Members made the decision to stand up for their constituents. We applaud them for their courage.

“Congressional leaders should begin the process again, and return with a bill that gives the American people what they voted for in November – real, full repeal of ObamaCare, repeal that will yield a health care plan that embraces free market principles so that prices go down, and quality of care goes up.”

Thank you for continuing to fight for full repeal!

In liberty,

Tea Party Patriots Support Team

 

House Freedom Caucus Members

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Rod Blum (IA) (202) 225-2911 @RepRodBlum
Dave Brat (VA) (202) 225-2815 @RepDaveBrat
Jim Bridenstine (OK) (202) 225-2211 @RepJBridenstine
Mo Brooks (AL) (202) 225-4801 @RepMoBrooks
Ken Buck (CO) (202) 225-4676 @RepKenBuck
Warren Davidson (OH) (202) 225-6205 @WarrenDavidson
Ron DeSantis (FL) (202) 225-2706 @repdesantis
Scott DesJarlais (TN) (202) 225-6831 @DesJarlaisTN04
Jeff Duncan (SC) (202) 225-5301 @RepJeffDuncan
Trent Franks (AZ) (202) 225-4576 @RepTrentFranks
Paul Gosar (AZ) (202) 225-2315 @RepGosar
Morgan Griffith (VA) (202) 225-3861 @RepMGriffith
Andy Harris (MD) (202) 225-5311 @RepAndyHarrisMD
Jody Hice (GA) (202) 225-4101 @CongressmanHice
Jim Jordan (OH) (202) 225-2676 @Jim_Jordan
Raúl Labrador (ID) (202) 225-6611 @Raul_Labrador
Alex Mooney (WV) (202) 225-2711 @RepAlexMooney
Gary Palmer (AL) (202) 225-4921 @USRepGaryPalmer
Steve Pearce (NM) (202) 225-2365 @RepStevePearce
Scott Perry (PA) (202) 225-5836 @RepScottPerry
Ted Poe (TX) (202) 225-6565 @JudgeTedPoe
Bill Posey (FL) (202) 225-3671 @congbillposey
Mark Sanford (SC) (202) 225-3176 @repsanfordsc
David Schweikert (AZ) (202) 225-2190 @repdavid
Randy Weber (TX) (202) 225-2831 @TXRandy14
Ted Yoho (FL) (202) 225-5744 @RepTedYoho
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Louie Gohmert (TX) (202) 225-3035 @replouiegohmert
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