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Maxine Waters will be HUMILIATED tonight at 9pm (on live TV!) JANUARY 30, 2018

Maxine Waters will be HUMILIATED tonight at 9pm (on live TV!)

California Rep. Maxine Waters has made a name for herself by constantly demanding President Donald Trump be impeached. When Waters announced she was refusing to attend Trump’s first State of the Union, though, she never saw this coming.  On Jan. 15th, one U.S. Army veteran, Ricky Taylor, came up with a plan to humiliate the leftist Congresswoman live on-air during the speech.
 @FoxNews Everyone please help and retweet. I would like to take Maxine Waters seats at The State Of The Union Address. If they don’t want to go this Military Veteran would gladly go. I’d tell the President how much he means to myself, family, Military, and all of his supporters!
The Horn News reported on Taylor’s plan the next day — and his story quickly gained steam across conservative media. Thanks to the outpouring of support across social media, Taylor also grabbed the attention of Minnesota Sen. Sean Duffy.  Tuesday, they’re both in Washington, D.C. to put Taylor’s plan for the State of the Union address into action.
Taylor’s attendance — and Waters’ absence — has already gained the attention of Fox News and other media outlets. And you can almost certainly bet that just before the president takes the podium to address the nation tonight at 9:00pm EST, Taylor’s story will be featured again.
In other words, Waters over-the-top political theatrics will be completely overshadowed by the story of a U.S. Army veteran and proud American, who traveled to Washington, D.C. just to stand for our flag and honor our president.
Fox News
@FoxNews  Ricky Taylor, army veteran attending the : “[@realDonaldTrump is] actually putting our country first… I really just appreciate what our president is doing.”   
 

One Year Later – We’ve gone from “deplorable” to “Peasants”

Orange County RegisterA year into Trump’s peasant rebellion

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President Donald Trump stands before delivering a speech to the World Economic Forum, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in Davos.
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A year into office, Donald Trump remains something of an unlikely figure: a self-promoting and well-heeled demagogue who leads a bedraggled coalition of piratical capitalists, southerners, and people from the has-been or never were towns of Middle America. His fiercest opponents largely come from the apex of our society: the tech oligarchy, a rabidly hostile press and the cultural and academic hegemons.
These sophisticated people see Trump as responding crudely to his sans-culottes base. To them, he threatens everything from the free press to the rule of law and common decency. Yet Trump as peasant leader matters more than his ego-driven persona. He and other wannabe populists in Europe represents a modern version of the kind of peasant rebellions that rocked the Europe of the Middle Ages and China, highlighted by the 1850 Taiping rebellion.
Autocrats against autocracy
Such bottom up uprisings, usually elicit strong opposition from the established institutions. Today they span the gap from corporate liberals to establishment conservatives. For all their surface differences, these groups tend to share similar class experiences and perspectives; they both see Trump and his supporters as inveterate racists and fascist shock troops. Retiring GOP Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake even has denounced him as a new Stalin.
To be sure much of Trump’s media commentary is intemperate but its significance, to paraphrase Shakespeare, is often “a tale of an idiot, full of sound and fury signifying nothing.” In contrast many believers in a free press had little problem when President Obama threw journalists in jail and abused the surveillance instruments of the state. Real Stalinism may be less of a threat today — despite Trump’s authoritarian posturing — than under his more polished predecessor.
Similarly, across Europe, informed opinion almost universally denounces, the rise of anti-EU, anti-immigration parties, some with suspiciously fascist flavor. The Brexit movement has been widely characterized as the rude attempts of provincial rubes — “old, racist and stupid” — to undermine the cosmopolitan character of “cool Britannia.”
To be sure there is much to lament about Trump, and his European counterparts, but it’s ironic that many of those who charge him with autocracy are often themselves not great fans of democratic control. For the most part the anti-populists favor not a more vibrant democracy but, in the words of Harvard’s Yascha Mounk “rights without democracy,” dominated by bureaucracies like the EU or the EPA. Some are even open admirers of China’s authoritarian dictatorship; others swoon at French President Emmanuel Macron’s almost laughable yearning to reinvent himself as a modern day Louis XIV.
A conflict based in economics and culture
What is behind the peasant rebellions? The outbreak across most of eastern and central Europe reflects disappointment with the European Union. Rather than an expected resurgence of national fortunes, many of these countries have witnessed instead a mass movement of educated young people to “core European countries” such as Germany. Many nations — notably Bulgaria, Lithuania, Greece, Albania and Slovakia — face demographic decline on an unprecedented scale.
In their attempts to build their economy, many second-tier European countries feel vulnerable to regulatory efforts from the EU bureaucracy. Similarly, in the United States many southern and midwestern states have struggled during the last decade against regulatory edicts from Washington. There’s also a cultural aspect here as well, from people who feel threatened by both strident multiculturalism, often anti-religious sentiments among the upper classes.
But the key motivation for the return in the peasant revolt lies in economics. Like European nationalists in Poland, Trump will remain potent as long as he can continue to deliver considerably higher economic growth, particularly in the Midwest and south. Until Trump is overthrown or the economy sours, as may be likely, the peasants may enjoy something of a recovery, and likely stand by their hero.
Who’s to blame?
In the mainstream press, both in Europe and here, the peasant rebellions get poor reviews. They are painted largely as racist, reactionary and economically backward. Much of the tech oligarchy views Middle America (and its European counterparts) with open disdain. One Silicon Valley executive said “educated people” like themselves, great paragons of tolerance, would never move to rural areas that are “sh*thole filled with stupid people.”
This kind of attitude flourishes in the political monoculture of Hollywood, the mainstream media, academia as well as Silicon Valley. It also explains precisely why Trump was elected, and why his mini-mes in Europe remain broadly ascendant. It’s hard to cast stones proclaiming fascism while you are busily, at universities and companies like FacebookTwitter, and Google, working to strangle debate.
The way to stop incipient fascism is not through social control from “the commanding heights,” as Lenin once described them. Instead it means seriously addressing the aspirations of working and middle-class populations. Respect for one’s national culture is critical as well, even it means more outside the urban “glamor zone” than within it. Until they open their ears and change their tune, the establishment leadership can expect continual peasant revolts, with consequences that could prove catastrophic for the survival of democratic institutions.
Joel Kotkin
Joel Kotkin
Joel Kotkin is the R.C. Hobbs Presidential Fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University in Orange and executive director of the Houston-based Center for Opportunity Urbanism (www.opportunityurbanism.org).
 

BREAKING REPORT: Trump Defies the DOJ and He’s 100% Right!

  January 28, 2018

According to reports, President Trump has defied the DOJ’s warning that releasing the FISA memo would be “extraordinarily reckless” and is calling for its immediate release.
From IJR
John Kelly, Trump’s chief of staff, reportedly noted Trump’s desire to see the memo released to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, according to a senior administration official. However, Congress will make the final decision on whether the memo will be released.
The senior administration official stated:  [Trump] is inclined to have that released just because it will shed light. Apparently all the rumors are that it will shed light, it will help the investigators come to a conclusion.
Many lawmakers have made it clear that what’s in the memo is “shocking.
” Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said:  I’m here to tell all of America tonight that I am shocked to read exactly what has taken place. I would think it would never happen in a country that loves freedom and democracy like this country. It is time we become transparent in all of this and I am calling on our leadership to make this available so that all Americans can judge for themselves.
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said:

If you think your viewers want to know whether or not the dossier was used in court proceedings, whether or not it was vetted before it was used, whether or not it’s ever been vetted — if you are interested in who paid for the dossier, if you are interested in Christopher Steele’s relationship with Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee, then, yes, you will want the memo to come out.

The House Intelligence Committee voted to allow all members of the House to view the memo. However, senators were not invited to see the memo, according to a report by CNN.

 

BREAKING: Wikileaks Blows the Lid off of Robert Mueller Did Meuller had deliver Uranium deal to russia?

Wikileaks blew the lid off Hillary-loving Robert Mueller, with a tweet that suggests Mueller carried out Hillary’s Uranium deal with Russia.
Literally.
Did Mueller hand-deliver U.S. Uranium to Russia?

If so, perhaps there should be a Russia probe into Mueller and Hillary?

Paul Lee@PaulLee85
So apparently Mueller hand delivered the Uranium to Russia. 🤔

IS THIS WHAT IS COMING TO AMERICA IN THE NEXT 20-30 YEARS? OBAMA STARTED IT WITH MASS REFUGEES IMPORTATION!

 

The Mass Brainwashing of Germany


What is happening to Germany? Its society is going downhill.  After welcoming in extremist Muslims, the violent crime rate has steeply risen.
TV programs are showing people converting to become Muslim.  As a result, German society is declining while Muslim culture takes its place.
Their is a history of German society undergoing steep changes in short amounts of time.
In Post World War I, the leadership of Germany was punished for its role in World War I via the famous Treaty of Versailles.  The State of War was ended by the Allied Powers and in the treaty, the Allied Powers, led by the United States and England clearly placed the blame on Germany with the following wording:
“Germany [to] accept the responsibility of Germany and her allies for causing all the loss and damage” during the war.  Germany was then forced to make major concessions, both in territory and armament, in order to insure that Germany would no longer pose a threat to the world.  Well, barely 2 decades later, this deep weakening of Germany may have been one of the main causes to the strong swing towards radicalism that led Germany into sweeping the Nazi party into power in 1933.
Some mistakes are easily reversible. The Treaty of Versailles may have been an example of a mistake that was not easy to reverse.  It would seem that the unbridled immigration being allowed into Germany in the last few years will bring Germany to its knees in a matter of a decade or less.  The Muslim minority does not need to become a majority to take over.
Hitler’s Nazi party did not take over with a majority of the vote either.
All the Nazi party received in`1932 was 33.09% of the vote. But, since all of the other parties could not coalesce to keep the Nazi party out, ultimately, the Nazi party was able to consolidate enough power for Hitler to be appointed chancellor – and the rest is history.  Once a dictator is elected or appointed into the most powerful position of a government, it is not that difficult to bring down all opposition one step after the other and become a total despot.

Kelli WArd Arizona Senator Running for Jeff Flakes Seat in U.S Senate – Go Kelli Replace the RINO!

Fund Trump’s border wall before
we extend DACA

01/12/2018-  SOURCE: AZ CENTRAL –  BY: KELLI WARD
Fund Trump's border wall before we extend DACAAs Congress attempts to tackle immigration reform, President Trump is once again putting America first. The Trump administration recently proposed $18 billion in new funding to expand the wall along the southwest border and protect Americans from illegal immigration.
Congressional Republicans, however, are scrambling to agree on a permanent replacement for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allows certain immigrants to escape deportation even though their parents broke the law.

Let’s be clear: There should be no DACA discussion without actually building the wall.  Don’t fall for Flake’s bait-and-switch

Unfortunately, “Never Trump” Republicans like Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) are so preoccupied with their “resistance” agenda that they’ve forgotten the conservative agenda they campaigned on — and the promises they made to voters.
While Sen. Flake claims to believe in border security, he has consistently opposed the president’s border wall. He has even downplayed the importance of President Trump “fulfill[ing] a campaign promise of a wall.”   We cannot fall for this bait and switch time and time again. Americans deserve better than swamp politicians and broken promises.

When I am elected to the Senate in November, I will get to work immediately on a “wall, not DACA” policy to keep our country safe and our citizens prosperous.

Here are five steps to make this a reality:
5 steps to get a ‘wall, not DACA’ policy

First, we will set aside appropriate funds for building the wall, implementing technology, empowering border patrol and vetting the roughly 800,000 DACA recipients currently in the country.   Any future DACA legislation must include several caveats. As President Trump has argued, we must eliminate the chain migration loophole for current and future immigrants as well as ending “birth tourism” by properly interpreting the 14th Amendment. E-verify must also be implemented nationwide.   Once substantial funding for the wall has been secured, we will temporarily extend DACA work and school privileges until completion of the wall and proper vetting takes place. Any DACA recipient that fails the vetting process during this period will be immediately deported.   Only after the border wall is completed should Congress work on a path to potential legalization of individual DACA recipients, and only current DACA recipients who have been properly vetted. Automatic legalization of this entire group is unacceptable. If any DACA recipient has a criminal history, then he or she will be deported.

Sanctuary cities must also be eliminated, and any DACA recipient who does not report being in a sanctuary city will not qualify for a path to legal status.

McSally would be Flake 2.0 on amnesty

As Arizona’s senator, I will do my best to turn America’s immigration system into a merit-based one without loopholes. Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) are on the right track with the Raise Act.
My potential Republican opponent, Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), currently sits on the DACA working group with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.). Her views are similar to those of Sens. Flake and John McCain (R-Ariz.), while her voting record on conservative issues is even worse. Arizonans, take note: If Rep. McSally grants amnesty, with or without a wall, then we are looking at Flake 2.0.

And that’s the opposite of what Arizonans want. Not only does Sen. Flake boast an 18 percent approval rating in Arizona, but polling also shows nine out of 10 Arizonans believe illegal immigration is a major problem.

I will stand for Americans first by standing with President Trump. No wall, no DACA.

Source: AZ Central

 

A MUST WATCH, WE ARE IN A CIVIL WAR WITH THE DEMOCRATS – A VIDEO ALL SHOULD WATCH.

Friday, January 26, 2018

This Civil War – My South Carolina Tea Party Convention Speech

The following is the speech that I delivered this Sunday at the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention in Myrtle Beach. My appreciation to Joe Dugan and everyone involved in organizing it and making it a reality once again. And to Don Neuen and Donna Fiducia of Cowboy Logic Radio for the introduction. And to anyone and everyone still fighting the good fight.)

This is a civil war.

There aren’t any soldiers marching on Charleston… or Myrtle Beach. Nobody’s getting shot in the streets. Except in Chicago… and Baltimore, Detroit and Washington D.C. 
But that’s not a civil war. It’s just what happens when Democrats run a city into the ground. And then they dig a hole in the ground so they can bury it even deeper.
If you look deep enough into that great big Democrat hole, you might even see where Jimmy Hoffa is buried.
But it’s not guns that make a civil war. It’s politics. 
Guns are how a civil war ends. Politics is how it begins.

How do civil wars happen?

Two or more sides disagree on who runs the country. And they can’t settle the question through elections because they don’t even agree that elections are how you decide who’s in charge.
CLICK HERE TO READ OR LISTEN TO THE VIDEO IT IS WORD FOR WORD>

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KOCH BROTHERS NOW WORKING WITH TRUMP

TheHill.com

Koch brothers to spend
$400 million in 2018 elections

 

BY OLIVIA BEAVERS – 

 

 

Koch brothers to spend $400 million in 2018 electionsCharles and David Koch’s wealthy network of donors will spend approximately $400 million to push it conservative agenda forward in the upcoming 2018 midterm elections, the group told Fox News on Saturday.  “Three-hundred million to $400 million for this cycle for politics and policy — we believe we’re headed to the high end of that range,” said Tim Phillips, who oversees Americans for Prosperity, a group funded by the conservative billionaire brothers.
“What we’re urging Republicans in the House and the Senate to do is to be bold, to go big,” Phillips said, stressing healthcare and tax reform.  “It gives them the opportunity to point to real accomplishments when they get to 2018,” he said.
This announcement on political and policy spending comes shortly after Republicans in the upper chamber rolled out their version of an ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill on Thursday.  Many conservatives want to scale back or cut Medicaid, a health insurance program that largely covers low-income people, as well as some elderly and disabled people.  Charles Koch and other members of his team are having meetings with their donors in Colorado Springs.
They told the news outlet that the White House has welcomed their input on the Senate healthcare bill, unlike during the House healthcare debate that took place earlier this spring before it passed.   At the time when they felt their input was being taken into consideration, the Kochs reportedly stood behind House Republicans running in 2018 who opposed the House healthcare measure.  “We did want to remind them that this was a promise that had been made to repeal ObamaCare during four consecutive national elections,” Phillips continued. “It was important to be a little more demonstrative.”
While the Koch team would prefer more ObamaCare provisions to be repealed and replaced, they say they are now working with the Trump administration on the bill.  The Senate, in which Republicans hold the majority, could vote on the new healthcare bill as early as next week.
– Updated: 5:05 p.m. to include mention of funds going towards policy efforts.

URGENT LETS GET THIS DONE TODAY CRITICAL!!!!

Folks,  Please urge everyone to jump on this potential squishiness by POTUS on DACA.  Is he really going to cut a deal on DACA on Monday?

Please urge everyone to use their favorite means of contacting the President and their lawmakers.

Call the President, tell him end DACA, no amnesty.
PHONE NUMBERS
Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414
Leave an on-line comment:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
Congressman Neal Dunn FL CD 2
Washington office:  202-225-5235
Twitter: @DrNealDunnFL2
Web site for email: https://dunn.house.gov/
Chief of Staff: Brian Schubert, Brian.schubert@mail.house.gov
Legislative Director: Evan Lee, Evan.Lee@mail.house.gov
Call House leadership
Speaker Paul Ryan — (202) 225-0600
Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy — (202) 225-4000
Majority Whip Steve Scalise — (202) 225-0197
GOP Conference Chair Cathy McMorris-Rodgers — (202) 225-5107
Here are some tweets to get you started.  Remember, attach a photo to your tweets.
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       .@potus @realdonaldtrump @vp  Do not allow continuation of DACA or any amnesty plan. Let’s get that wall built #nodaca #enddaca #enddacanow #EndChainMigration#noamnesty #supportgoodlatte #pjnet
     .@GOPLeader bring the Goodlatte bill to the floor for a vote with NO amendments. #pjnet
.@speakerryan bring the Goodlatte bill to the floor for a vote with NO amendments. #pjnet
.@gopwhip bring the Goodlatte bill to the floor for a vote with NO amendments. #pjnet
.@freedomcaucus bring the Goodlatte bill to the floor for a vote with NO amendments. #pjnet HT @1stbornAmerican
.@cathymcmorris bring the Goodlatte bill to the floor for a vote with NO amendments. #pjnet
.@HouseJudiciary bring the Goodlatte bill to the floor for a vote with NO amendments. #pjnet
.@HouseGOP bring the Goodlatte bill to the floor for a vote with NO amendments. #pjnet
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Presidents Weekly Address December 30, 2017

Tax cuts hit home Those confident predictions of gloom and doom are not coming true

In this June 5, 2017, photo, a worker stacks merchandise outside a Walmart in Salem, N.H. Walmart is boosting its starting salary for U.S. workers to $11 an hour, giving a one-time $1,000 cash bonus to eligible employees and expanding its maternity and parental leave benefits. The retailer said Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, changes to its compensation and benefits policy will impact more than a million hourly workers in the U.S., with the wage increase effective next month. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
 – – Thursday, January 11, 2018

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

“Don’t cut corporate taxes,” they said. “The riches will only be used for share buybacks and executive perks,” they said. “The workers won’t actually benefit,” they said. It’s already looking like “they” didn’t know what they were talking about.

This week Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer, became the latest major American corporation to celebrate the tax cut by granting its 1.5 million employees a well-deserved raise. Walmart is bumping its starting wage from $10 an hour to $11, which will cost the company $300 million. One-time cash bonuses of up to $1,000 per employee, based on seniority, will cost the company another $400 million. The Arkansas-based company will enhance its benefits package, too, extending maternal and parental benefits, which had previously been available only to salaried employees, to full-time hourly workers.

Walmart is clear about the how, the why and the wherefore. “Tax reform gives us the opportunity to be more competitive globally and to accelerate plans for the U.S.,” the company CEO says. “We are early in the stages of assessing the opportunities.” This suggests more good news to come.

A robust labor market is finally pushing upward pressure on American wages after the pain of stagnation that was the mark of the Obama years. Target, like Walmart, boosted wages late last year to retain cashiers and stockers. Unemployment stands at 4.1 percent — more or less full employment – and it’s clear that the tax cut has introduced an unexpected Era of Good Feelings.

The roll of companies giving workers bonuses reads as if the list was lifted from the Fortune 500: American Airlines, Comcast, JetBlue, AT&T, Bank of America, U.S. Bank, Nationwide Insurance.

The companies have been clear about the link to the new tax law. “The new tax legislation, including a reduced corporate tax rate,” says Nationwide, is “one of the reasons we’re making this investment.” AT&T agrees: “Congress, working closely with the President, took a monumental step to bring taxes paid by U.S. businesses in line with the rest of the industrialized world,” says a spokesman. “This tax reform will drive economic growth and create good-paying jobs. In fact, we will increase our U.S. investment and pay a special bonus to our U.S. employees.”

 Other companies, mostly smaller ones, are giving straight raises. Wells Fargo, one of the country’s biggest banks, has, like Walmart and Target, increased its entry-level wage. Visa and Aflac announced they will put more into their workers’ retirement schemes.

President Trump’s tax reform, opposed by every single Democrat in Congress, reduced the corporate rate from 35 percent, one of the highest rates in the world and a rate more appropriate to a failing socialist state, to 21 percent. Democratic opponents of the tax cut sneer that it was a “giveaway” to corporate interests, disguised as a reform. What’s happening now is that these wicked “corporate interests” are “giving it away” to their workers.

It’s true that nothing recedes like success, and there’s more work to do on the tax code. But congressional Republicans, fearful they’ll be running for their lives this autumn, have plenty to boast about in the run-up to November 7 and the midterm congressional elections. They should reprise Ronald Reagan’s famous question in the presidential debates of an earlier election season: “Are you better off than you were two years ago?” For many of them, the answer is obvious.

 

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The true picture of Illegal Immigration.

 

After Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, the largest number of unauthorized immigrants comes from China (an estimated 268,000), where deportations run aground on a less literal wall: China is one of 23 countries that do not cooperate with deportations. (The Trump administration has pledged to pressure all 23 into doing so.)

To hear many liberals and immigrant advocates tell it, most undocumented immigrants are productive, law-abiding members of society, deeply rooted in communities all over the country, working hard, living quietly, paying taxes and raising families.

Statistics show that many of the undocumented fit this profile. About 60 percent of the unauthorized population has been here for at least a decade, according to the nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute.

A third of undocumented immigrants 15 and older lives with at least one child who is a United States citizen by birth. Slightly more than 30 percent own homes. Only a tiny fraction has been convicted of felonies or serious misdemeanors.   Of course, as the Trump administration has emphasized, merely being here without authorization is a violation of the law.

Even the wording of the issue is revealing: conservatives favor the term “illegal immigrants,” which hardliners often truncate to “illegals”; immigrant advocates prefer “undocumented immigrants,” a phrasing that they say prods the conversation back toward the humans in question, but that also has a whiff of euphemism. “Unauthorized” often shows up as a neutral alternative.

Criminal Records
Few nemeses loomed larger in the narrative of Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign than the figure of the illegal immigrant who threatened Americans — one of the “rapists” and “killers” from Mexico, as Mr. Trump has put it.

Such people do exist. The Migration Policy Institute has estimated that 820,000 of the 11 million unauthorized have been convicted of a crime. About 300,000, or less than 3 percent of the 11 million undocumented, have committed felonies. (The proportion of felons in the overall population was an estimated 6 percent in 2010, according to a paper presented to the Population Association of America.)

Immigration agents regularly arrest what the government calls “criminal aliens.”

At the end of January, agents arrested a 50-year-old Mexican man near Milwaukee who had felony convictions for assault with a deadly weapon, battery against a police officer, car theft and intentionally harming a child, and who had been deported twice before. Last week, they caught an undocumented Honduran man in North Carolina, Francisco Escobar-Orellana, who is wanted in Honduras for allegedly hacking two men to death with a machete in 1993.

The Trump administration has said it will continue to prioritize deporting those with serious criminal records, but, in a break from the Obama administration, the new policies also take aim at immigrants whose offenses are limited to living here without permission or minor crimes that enable immigrants to work here, like driving without a license or using a fake Social Security number.

The Social Security Administration estimated that in 2010, 1.8 million undocumented immigrants worked under a number that did not match their name.

THE HILL NEWS ALERT OBAMACARE

Congress takes the sting out of ObamaCare

Congress is steadily taking the sting out of ObamaCare, removing the most unpopular parts of the law while leaving the most popular elements in place.

Lawmakers in the last two months have repealed the law’s mandate to have insurance and delayed a slew of controversial taxes, including the Cadillac Tax on high-cost health plans, which is reviled by unions and businesses alike.

But other central provisions of the law, including the subsidies to help people buy coverage, the expansion of Medicaid and the protections for people with pre-existing conditions, remain in place. And those parts appear likely to stick around for the foreseeable future, given that the GOP repeal push is on hold indefinitely.

Read the full story here

As Trump’s Helicopter Landed in The Swiss Alps, He Stepped Out & Saw a Sign From God

Earlier today President Trump arrived in Switzerland and then hopped aboard Marine One to take a 40-minute trip to Davos located in the Swiss Alps.  When his helicopter landed he stepped out and noticed something amazing! (VIDEO BELOW)
Trump is attending the annual meeting of heads of state and billionaire CEOs, a meeting that hasn’t been attended by a U.S. President since Clinton in 2000.  Trump felt the need to meet with world leaders so he could tell them first had how well America is doing, especially the economy, and to further push his America first agenda. Many thought he wouldn’t be well received upon his arrival, but once he arrived he saw this sign from God!
A reporter asked “Do you think you will be received well?”
 Trump: “I already am. LOOK!”

BOOM! Media narrative that Trump is hated by everyone – destroyed. Everyone loved him!
I guess the world leaders recognize a true leader when they see one.

White House to Release Immigration Framework Next Week

Press Sec. Sanders announced in a White House press briefing Wednesday the that the Trump Admin. will release a bipartisan legislative framework next week that marks a path for immigration reform that both Democratic and Republican lawmakers can agree on.  “Based on these negotiations, the White House will release a legislative frame work on Monday that represents a compromise that members of both parties can support. We encourage the Senate to bring it to the floor,” Sanders said.

She added that the coming legislative framework will be in line with the four priorities outlined by the White House in previous weeks.
“This framework will fulfill the four agreed upon pillars: Securing the border and closing legal loopholes, ending extended family Chain Migration, canceling the Visa Lottery and providing a permanent solution on DACA. After decades of inaction by Congress, it’s time we work together to solve this issue once and for all. The American people deserve no less.” The White House will release the legislative framework on Monday.

These are the 5 most-lobbied bills in the Florida House

Lobbyists fill the fourth floor rotunda of the Capitol in 2013. [SCOTT KEELER | Times]

Of more than 2,000 bills filed this year in Florida’s House of Representatives, how do we know which ones matter the most?  One way to measure a bill’s importance is to count the number of lobbyists who are actively working on its success or failure. Lobbyists who are registered on a specific bill are, theoretically, involved in whether that bill gets approved in some form or not. Lobbyists don’t come cheap, so it’s fair to say the more registered on a bill, the more money riding on its outcome.

But how to count the lobbyists on a bill? Luckily, there’s a lobbyist registry maintained by the Florida House. In 2016, Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’Lakes, announced new House rules requiring public records on lobbyists’ involvement, which he said would give the public and press “unprecedented insight into who is seeking how much from taxpayers.”

Using this publicly-available data on more than 6,000 records of lobbyists and clients, we identified the bills from this session with the most lobbyists registered to speak on them.

So which bills were most popular?

As of Tuesday, four of the top five bills affect insurance or health care. Such bills draw lobbyists like flies, because they typically affect many related industries — including hospitals, pharmaceuticals, drugstores — with deep pockets, said Ronald Book, one of the state’s most prominent lobbyists. “They’re always going to generate multiple lobbyists, multiple firms and multiple firms throwing lots of their staff at an issue,” Book said.  In these bills, the largest companies and organizations have several people — as many as 21 — lobbying legislators on their behalf, indicating they anticipate serious consequences for their members or bottom line.

T-4. HB 37 – Direct primary care agreements are not health insurance  108 lobbyists  050100150

In a direct primary care (DPC) agreement, a person pays doctors a flat monthly rate for a list of medical treatment options, like a buffet. Providers often offer check-ups, lab tests or treatment for injuries that don’t require surgery. All this is done without filing insurance claims.  HB 37 would clarify that DPC agreements are not health insurance, shielding them from any oversight by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.  Doctors like that they can offer care to patients through a DPC agreement for less money and without having to handle or track insurance claims. But the arrangement doesn’t cover treatment for more serious injuries or illnesses.  The Florida Health Care Association has had 19 people file to lobby the bill. Other top clients include the Florida Association of Health Plans, the AIDS Institute, the Florida Medical Association and health insurers Aetna and Anthem.

T-4. HB 459 – Making trade secrets public records  108 lobbyists  050100150

Under current law, public records can be kept private if they contain “trade secrets.” HB 459 would change that, which could be a big deal for organizations with a lot of what they consider proprietary information. If passed, any contract or agreement between a public agency and another party would be a public record, and all exemptions for trade secrets would vanish.  Readers may remember that world-famous Miami rapper Pitbull’s legal team argued that his contract with Visit Florida was a trade secret in 2016, amid a Richard Corcoran-led probe into the deal. Scott then called for laws to expand the trade secret exemption, which passed.  HB 459 would render that expansion moot.  Electric utilities, represented by the Florida Municipal Electric Association, and tech companies MorphoTrust, Microsoft and Veritec have the most lobbyists registered for the bill, along with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

3. HB 7009 – Limiting workers’ compensation attorney fee payouts 132 lobbyists  050100150

Florida has tinkered with workers’ compensation insurance laws time and again in the last few years, inspiring two separate state Supreme Court cases. A 2009 law that limited how much workers can win in attorney fees was found to be unconstitutional. If lawyers know they can’t make that much money taking up workers’ compensation cases, fewer will want to do so, the court decided.  In the year after that limit was overturned, companies’ insurance premiums rose by nearly 15 percent.  HB 7009 takes another shot at limiting those payouts to workers’ lawyers. It also has measures that push workers and employers to settle disputes outside of a formal petition.  Workers and corporations in dangerous fields lobbied the bill heavily. The Florida Police Benevolent Association, Associated Builders & Contractors of Florida, and Florida Associated General Contractors Council hall had several registered lobbyists. So did McDonald’s. The bill passed the House, 74-30, on Jan. 12, but an equivalent has not yet been introduced in the Senate.

2. HB 19 – Getting rid of PIP car insurance 137 lobbyists  050100150

This bill would repeal personal injury protection (PIP), an insurance for medical, disability or funeral expenses that’s required for Florida drivers. Instead, Florida would go to a fault system, where drivers do not need to purchase PIP but can be held liable for injuries they cause.  When Colorado made a similar move, average insurance premiums dropped considerably, according to state analysts. But drivers who do not already buy bodily injury insurance, perhaps because they can’t not afford it, will now have to.  Legislators have considered similar bills before. In March, sponsor Erin Grall, R-Vero Beach told the Times/Herald, “I would say the original premise of PIP has in fact failed.”  Several lobbyists registered for State Farm, Professional Insurance Agents of Florida, Aetna and Uber, as well as for the Florida Hospital Association, Florida Medical Association and Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida.
The House passed the bill, 88-15, on Jan. 12.

1. HB 21 – Rick Scott’s opioid bill  154 lobbyists 050100150

The number one House bill for lobbyists is a perfect storm of health care, insurance, pharmaceutical and criminal justice interests.  It’s the kind of legislation that affects insurers, hospitals, drug stores, drug makers, counties and more, Book said. Gov. Rick Scott announced in September that he wanted a new bill to take on the opioid epidemic in Florida. He proposed limiting opioid prescriptions for acute pain to three-day supplies and expanding monitoring of doctors. Chronic pain patients would not be limited.  All that and more is in HB 21.  Under the new bill, doctors would need to check patients against a database before prescribing them opioids, and could only prescribe schedule II drugs like OxyContin and fentanyl in three-day amounts, with exceptions. That would keep with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations but has made doctors hesitate.  Health care and pharmaceutical companies are interested, to say the least. The Florida Health Care Association has had 21 lobbyists give appearance notices. The Florida Medical Association, Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare, the Florida Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics and drug companies Daiichi Sankyo and Orexo are all heavily represented.  Other clients with several lobbyists for the bill include the governor’s office, Christian Prison Ministries and Aetna.***  Not every bill has so many people clamoring for influence. Some listed with just one lobbyist are small appropriations bills, like HB 4461, which would set $1 million for a Deep Creek channel drainage project in St. Johns County, or HB 4453, which would give Florida International University’s Marine Research Hub $500,000.
Methodology:

Number of lobbyists who filed notices of appearance for each bill by noon on Tuesday. Records come from the House’s Lobbyist Disclosure and Information page. A small number of lobbyists are noted to have withdrawn representation since filing. Lobbyists can register on multiple bills and for multiple clients on a particular bill.
   Langston Taylor is a data and general assignment reporter for the Tampa Bay Times.
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FBI texts expose discussions of a ‘secret society’ against Trump after win; Gowdy is on it, now

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The investigation of politically motivated FBI officials is turning out to be the things spy novels are made of.

As details of what was going on behind the scenes in the Obama Administration during the contentious presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump come to light, we’re learning there may have been an attempt to begin a “secret society.”

Rep. Trey Gowdy and Rep John Ratcliffe told Fox News’ Martha MacCallum that a new text message between two top FBI officials continue to show “manifest” anti-Trump bias in the upper echelon of the FBI and DOJ.   A text between FBI counterintelligence official Pete Strzok and his mistress FBI lawyer Lisa Page reveal what the two had planned the day after Trump’s 2016 election win.   “We learned today about information that after — in the immediate aftermath of [Trump’s] election that there may have been a secret society of folks within the Department of Justice and the FBI to include Page and Strzok that would be working against him,” Ratcliffe told Fox’s Martha MacCallum.
 The thousands of texts @TGowdySC and I reviewed today revealed manifest bias among top FBI officials against @realDonaldTrump. The texts between Strzok and Page referenced a “secret society.”
The revelation of a possible budding “secret society” comes after a text exchange between Strzok and Page that indicated then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch knew Clinton would be exonerated by the FBI of any wrongdoing regarding alleged use of a non-secure email server before then-FBI Director James Comey made the announcement.

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Much more about to come out on this with the so-called “Memo” and all the other documents concerning the complicity of the DOJ, FBI, CIA, ATF, NSA, and all those in the US Military like H. R. McMaster! This is still an existential National Security issue and shows the “Swamp” is much larger, deeper and more dangerous than many realize. Most likely the reason for Trump’s recent Executive Order declaring that we are faced with a National Emergency. I think we are in for a wild ride and we all need to pray for Trump’s safety!!

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