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Could Trump Bring A Criminal Case Against Sanctuary City Officials?

1:08 PM 12/06/2017

After the illegal immigrant who shot and killed Kate Steinle was acquitted of murder and manslaughter charges last week, top Trump administration officials angrily denounced San Francisco and other sanctuary cities.

Democrats Reject Grassley’s DACA Bill With Immigration Reforms

10:24 AM 12/06/2017

Top Democratic lawmakers dismissed Tuesday a compromise bill offered by Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley that would give protections to younger illegal immigrants in exchange for long-term immigration reform.

Trump To Recognize Jerusalem As Israeli Capital And Lay Groundwork For Embassy Move

9:00 PM 12/05/2017

President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and initiate a multi-year process of relocating the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to the contested city, administration officials confirmed Tuesday.

GOP Leadership Starting To Get Tough On DACA Amnesty, Cutting Chain Migration

(L-R) Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Sen. Orrin Hatch introduce the Republican tax reform plan at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
Will Racke
Immigration and foreign Policy reporter
Republican leaders are aligning with the party’s conservative wing when it comes to a legislative replacement for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, insisting that deeper immigration reforms must accompany an amnesty deal.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday night that he wants to work with Democrats on a DACA bill, but will push for changes favored by conservative immigration reformers.
“I agree with Cotton and Perdue” on their RAISE Act, McConnell told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham.
McConnell was referring to a bill sponsored earlier this year by Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia that would dramatically curtail chain migration, move the U.S. to a merit-based immigration system, and do away with the diversity visa lottery. Backed by the White House, the RAISE Act has become a favorite of immigration hawks, who want Republicans to use the bill as a negotiating point in any potential DACA bill.

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The Intercept: H.R. McMaster Allegedly Authorized NSA Surveillance of Steve Bannon and Trump Family

During an alleged meeting with donors to raise funds for an intelligence gathering operation in Afghanistan, John R. Maguire—a former CIA paramilitary officer, vice president at the intelligence security firm Amyntor Group, and member of the Trump transition team—reportedly claimed that President Trump’s National Security Advis0r H.R. McMaster “authorized surveillance of Steven Bannon and Trump family members, including Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump,” according to a report by Matthew Cole and Jeremy Scahill in The Intercept.
From Cole and Scahill’s report in The Intercept:
“[Maguire] said there were people inside the CIA who joined in the previous eight years [under Obama] and inside the government and they were failing to give the president the intelligence he needed,” said a person who was pitched by Maguire and other Amyntor personnel. To support his claim, Maguire told at least two people that National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, in coordination with a top official at the National Security Agency, authorized surveillance of Steven Bannon and Trump family members, including Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump. Adding to these unsubstantiated claims, Maguire told the potential donors he also had evidence H.R. McMaster used a burner phone to send information gathered through the surveillance to a facility in Cyprus owned by George Soros.

Read the rest here.

The Difference Between Legal and Illegal. 

“God Bless America”

“One Flag, One Language, One Nation Under God”

VIETNAMESE IMMIGRANT — Well Done.  The difference between legal and illegal.  This is something everyone in America should read….  It looks like we did some good after all!
On Saturday, July 24th, 2010 the town of Prescott Valley, AZ, hosted a Freedom Rally. Quang Nguyen was asked to speak on his experience of coming to America and what it means. He spoke the following in dedication to all Vietnam Veterans. Thought you might enjoy hearing what he had to say:
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“35 years ago, if you were to tell me that I am going to stand up here speaking to a couple thousand patriots, in English, I’d laugh at you. Man, every morning I wake up thanking God for putting me and my family in the greatest country on earth.  I just want you all to know that the American dream does exist and I am living the American dream. I was asked to speak to you  about my experience as a first generation Vietnamese-American, but I’d  rather speak to you as an American.
If you hadn’t noticed, I am not white and I feel pretty comfortable with my people. I am a proud U.S citizen and here is my proof
It took me 8 years to get it, waiting in endless lines, but I got it, and I am very proud of it.
I still remember the images of the Tet offensive in 1968, I was six years old. Now you might want to question how a 6-year-old boy could remember anything.  Trust me, those images can never be erased.  I can’t even imagine what it was like for young American soldiers, 10,000 miles away from home, fighting on my behalf.
35 years ago, I left South Vietnam for political asylum. The war had ended  At the age of 13, I left with the understanding that I may or may not ever get to see my siblings or parents again..  I was one of the first lucky 100,000 Vietnamese allowed to come to the U.S. Somehow, my family and I were reunited 5 months later, amazingly, in California. It was a miracle from God.
If you haven’t heard lately that this is the greatest country on earth, I am telling you that right now.  It was the freedom and the opportunities presented to me that put me here with all of you tonight.  I also remember the barriers that I had to overcome every step of the way. My high school counselor told me that I cannot make it to college due to my poor communication skills. I proved him wrong.  I finished college. You see, all you have to do is to give this little boy an opportunity and encourage him to take and run with it.  Well, I took the opportunity and here I am.
This person standing tonight in front of you could not exist under a socialist/communist environment. By the way, if you think socialism is the way to go, I am sure many people here will chip in to get you a one-way ticket out of here. And if you didn’t know, the only difference between socialism and communism is an AK-47 aimed at your head. That was my experience.
In 1982, I stood with a thousand new immigrants, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and listening to the National Anthem for the first time as an American. To this day, I can’t remember anything sweeter and more patriotic than that moment in my life.
Fast forwarding, somehow I finished high school, finished college, and like any other goofball 21 year old kid, I was having a great time with my life I had a nice job and a nice apartment in Southern California. In some way and somehow, I had forgotten how I got here and why I was here.
One day I was at a gas station, I saw a veteran pumping gas on the other side of the island. I don’t know what made me do it, but I walked over and asked if he had served in Vietnam. He smiled and said yes. I shook and held his hand. This grown man’s eyes began to well up.  I walked away as fast as I could and at that very moment, I was emotionally rocked. This was a profound moment in my life. I knew something had to change in my life It was time for me to learn how to be a good citizen. It was time for me to give back.
You see, America is not just a place on the map, it isn’t just a physical location. It is an ideal, a concept. And if you are an American, you must understand the concept, you must accept this concept, and most importantly, you have to fight and defend this concept This is about Freedom and not free stuff. And that is why I am standing up here
Brothers and sisters, to be a real American, the very least you must do is to learn English and understand it well. In my humble  opinion, you cannot be a faithful patriotic citizen if you can’t speak the language of the country you live in. Take this document of 46 pages – last I looked on the Internet, there wasn’t a Vietnamese translation of the U.S. Constitution. It took me a long time to get to the point of being able to converse and until this day, I still struggle to come up with the right words. It’s not easy, but if it’s too easy, it’s not worth doing
Before I knew this 46-page document, I learned of the 500,000 Americans who fought for this little boy. I learned of the 58,000 names inscribed on the black wall at the Vietnam Memorial. You are my heroes. You are my founders.
At this time, I would like to ask all the Vietnam veterans to please stand. I thank you for my life. I thank you for your sacrifices, and I thank you for giving me the freedom and liberty I have today. I now ask all veterans, firefighters, and police officers, to please stand. On behalf of all first generation immigrants, I thank you for your services and may God bless you all.”
Quang Nguyen
Creative Director/Founder
Caddis Advertising, LLC
“God Bless America”
“One Flag, One Language, One Nation Under God”
For those who understand, no explanation is needed.
For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible.

BREAKING NEWS TRUMP 12/5/17: Hannity – The FBI’s Double Standard

TIME FOR JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SESSIONS TO OPEN AN INVESTIGATION INTO MEULLER AND HIS CLOSE CLINTON & FBI TIES

Huckabee: Mueller’s investigation needs to be investigated after FBI agent fired

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) is calling for an investigation into special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing Russia probe.   “There needs to be an investigation of the investigation,” Huckabee said Sunday on Fox News.
He said that if the investigation into the president and his former campaign aides stemmed from the allegations detailed in the unverified “Steele dossier,” then that is “entrapment.” 
“Was in fact this whole thing based on a phony dossier that was financed by the Hillary Clinton campaign and then the [Democratic National Committee]? If that’s the case, if something that was totally manufactured was then presented to federal investigators, to the FBI and said, ‘You need to investigate Donald Trump and his campaign.’ ”  “And they use that as a way to go after, electronically surveil members of the campaign including President Donald Trump and/or his staff, and that’s how they got all this stuff? That’s entrapment,” he said.
His remarks come a day after it was reported that Mueller removed Peter Strzok, a veteran FBI agent, from his team over the summer after an investigation revealed that he shared negative feelings about Trump over text messages.  Huckabee, a vocal supporter of the president, also questioned the credibility of the other investigators working on Mueller’s team because of their ties to the Democratic Party.  “A whole bunch of the investigators … are Hillary Clinton donors or supporters,” he said, adding that Mueller is a “close pal” of ousted FBI Director James Comey.
Trump has also publicly attacked Mueller’s integrity and investigation, which appears to be picking up steam.   Mueller on Friday brought charges against Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators about his contacts with top Kremlin officials.  Mueller and his team are broadly investigated Russian interference in the 2016 election, including whether Trump campaign aides’s colluded with the Russians.

White House Daily Briefing direct from the White House

From: OPA@who.eop.gov
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2017 12:37 PM
Subject: White House OPA Daily Briefing 12.4

Good afternoon, please see below for today’s daily briefing.

Today: The President’s Daily Schedule

This morning, President Donald J. Trump departed the White House for Joint Base Andrews, en route to Salt Lake City, UT.  The President will then arrive in Salt Lake City, UT, meet with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Leaders, and tour The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Welfare Square.  In the afternoon, the President will give remarks at the Utah State Capitol.  The President will then depart Salt Lake City, UT for Washington, D.C., en route to the White House.

 Today: 3 Articles to Read

Republicans push for final version of tax cut bill to meet year-end goal

Congressional Republicans say they are pressing forward after the Senate passed its $1.4 trillion tax cut bill late last week and that its differences with the House version shouldn’t create major roadblocks in the process as they look to send a bill to President Trump’s desk before year’s end.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/dec/3/republicans-push-final-tax-cut-bill-end-year/

November jobs report highlights economic news

After a couple of months of hurricane -related volatility, this week’s report on November payrolls could provide the first largely untainted reading of the labor market since summer. A relatively light week of economic news also features data on the service sector and consumer credit.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/12/04/november-jobs-report-highlights-economic-news/913162001/

Dow soars 230 points higher to record as Street cheers Senate passing tax bill

U.S. stocks traded sharply higher on Monday as investor sentiment was boosted the Senate narrowly passing a major tax bill over the weekend.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/04/us-stock-futures-dow-data-tax-plan-opec-politics-on-the-agenda.html

Today: 3 Things to Know

The road ahead for tax reform

  • After a busy week of discussions and compromise, Senate Republicans backed up a major promise to the American people by passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act early Saturday morning.
  • The bill now advances to a congressional conference committee, which will reconcile any differences between the Senate’s version and similar legislation passed by the House last month. This process—an indispensable component of American democracy—will ensure that all voices are heard and that the final product sent to President Donald J. Trump later this month is the bill’s strongest version yet.
  • The President applauds the Senate for its work and looks forward to signing this momentous tax cut into law in time for Christmas.
  • Click here to read the full statement on the Senate vote.

What President Trump will tell Utah today

  • President Trump is traveling to Salt Lake City, Utah, today to deliver an important message at the State Capitol. In April, the President ordered an extensive review of all large federal land expansions made since 1996 under the Antiquities Act—a 1906 law intended to safeguard national monuments that’s become a pretext for massive federal land grabs.
  • That report will be released this week. When the President goes to Utah today, he will lay out his proclamation to modify the boundaries for both the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante national monuments, explaining how certain past abuses of the Antiquities Act have harmed local communities.
  • It’s an important decision worth illuminating clearly. Here’s what the President’s proclamation does:
  • Corrects past federal overreach
  • Protects objects of national significance and prioritizes public access
  • Facilitates infrastructure upgrades and maintenance
  • Ensures tribal cultural use
  • Protects hunting and fishing rights
  • Here’s what it doesn’t do:
  • Sell public lands wholesale
  • Close or shrink national parks
  • Drill for oil in national parks
  • Leave tribal artifacts or fossils unprotected

Watch the President’s speech live at 3:30 p.m. EST today.

 

December update on the President’s nominations

  • On Friday, President Trump sent 12 nominations to the Senate for approval, including Jeffrey DeWit of Arizona to be chief financial officer of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, James Williams of Utah to be chief financial officer of the Department of Labor, and Mark Schneider of the District of Columbia to be director of the Institute of Education Science at the Department of Labor.
  • Last week, President Trump nominated respected monetary economist Marvin Goodfriend of Pennsylvania to become a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
  • View the full list of nominations here.

 

DON’T LISTEN TO ALL THE LIES OF THE LEFT THEY ARE UPSET BECAUSE THEY DID NOT GET TO RAISE YOUR TAXES!

December 2, 2017

Dear John,
I am very, very proud of you – a Pray for US follower and supporter.  Working together, we helped America achieve a great feat early this morning.  Read on. Take joy in the fruits of your faith and in obeying James’ admonition that faith without work gives naught.  For, the good works we put forth, the Work in the meaning of James, did produce great results:
Getting the 2017 Senate to pass such massive tax cuts early this morning was quite a job and the supporters of Pray for US – Pray for the United States can be proud of the role they all played in the first fundamental reform of the US tax code in several generations.  BUT… DO NOT believe what ABC, CBS, CNN and all of the other Garbage News Networks (let’s call ‘em GNN from now on) say about these Trump Tax Cuts.
It seems that every GNN on the globe – liberals all and mostly fronted by talking heads like globalist anti-America mouthpieces in the mode of Matt Lauer – predict doom and gloom and massive future budget deficits.   Our followers sent in support of the Pray for US efforts over 170,000 FaxGrams to Congress, but…
We are in a tremendous shortfall situation.
Could you please consider sending help to defray the costs incurred in helping our great nation to achieve this victory?
This tax cut bill will help spur economic growth, more jobs, more investment, create a more fair society and help eliminate income disparity.
These Trump tax cuts will result in just the opposite due to:
  • Massive increases in employment;
  • Massive new investments in American infrastructure by corporations that are finally able to bring their foreign cash profits home to invest here;
  • Elimination of state and local tax deductions against federal taxes – that will help virtually all middle class taxpayers over the long run because high-earners in high tax states (like California and New York) will no longer be able to force regular folks like you and me to finance their spendthrift lifestyles with built-in protections for most.
  • Immediate incentives to invest in capital improvements – which in turn create jobs and make America more competitive – through more rapid expensing of investment in property, plant and equipment.
  • Fairer and more reasonable treatment of so-called “pass-through” income to individual taxpayers that reflect taxes that have already been paid on such income.
  • Elimination of the tax penalty associated with Obamacare’ individual mandate and this could have substantial impact upon ObamaCare‘s future.
Please remember that the tax cut bill could change in the mandated conference procedure between the House and Senate because each bill has numerous variations.   In my opinion, the resultant bill will be a ground-breaking legislation that will pave the way for 25 years of growth, employment and happiness in America.  FOX News reports that President Trump celebrated the Senate’s middle-of-the-night passage of a sweeping tax overhaul by calling it the “the largest tax decrease in the history of our country by far” and predicting Democrats could be harmed in future elections for not backing it.
President Trump said he was called at about 3 a.m. EST this morning DC Time to tell him the Senate had passed the bill.  As we are located in the Pacific Time Zone, we got this great news around midnight.   At midnight it became clear a great new light is appearing over America and that we should all rejoice both in our nation’s victory but, as well, in God’s anointment of our leaders in the White House and Congress for truly we are a blessed nation.
As the Bible says in I Timothy 2:1-2, “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people — for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”  With your next prayer, please include our leaders and think of Timothy’s charge to include our leaders and give thanks for them.
Please keep in mind that you followers sent in support of the Pray for US efforts over 170,000 FaxGrams.
We are in a tremendous shortfall situation in this effort.
Could you please consider sending us $50 to defray the great costs incurred in helping our great nation to achieve this victory?.
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HERITAGE MEMBER BRIEFING – December 1, 2017

st news from Heritage offered exclusively for members.

Friday, December 1, 2017

The Heritage Foundation
Member Briefing

John,

Tax reform continues to move forward in Congress this week. My colleague Rachel Greszler put together several charts showing the impact the current tax reform bill would have on different income levels. I encourage you to read her report and find out how your family could be impacted in the first article today. Greszler also breaks down the current state of tax reform on this week’s episode of Mass Ave that you can listen to here >>

Your support continues to strengthen the future of conservatism through the preparation of young conservatives. I’m excited to share that six current or former Heritage staff were named in Forbes 30 under 30 list this year. Find out more about each one in the second article below.

Last week President Trump stated that North Korea would be added to the State Department’s list of states sponsoring terrorism. My colleague Bruce Klinger has been pushing for this move for years. Find out why he thinks this is the right decision in the third article below.

Finally, I recently had a conversation with my friend and colleague Lee Edwards about why he chose to be a conservative. It’s good to remember from time to time why we choose to believe the way we do. Edward’s decision to become a conservative happened during his service in the US Military after WWII and I know his story will resonate with you. Find out what caused him to become a conservative in the final article today.

Thank you for being a part of the Heritage family. Restoring America would beimpossible without you.

Onward!

Ed Feulner

by Anne Mulrooney

Heritage is continuing the fight forward for tax reform this week.

Even though the complete details of the bill have yet to be finalized, both the House and Senate versions have enough in common to reasonably estimate its effect on the economy.

Last Wednesday, Rachel Greszler, a senior policy analyst in economics and entitlements at the Center for Data Analysis, published a report titled “In Charts, How These 7 Taxpayers’ Bills Would Change If Tax Reform Were Enacted” in the Daily Signal.

Each chart shows how different American families would fare under the proposed tax reform.

This is part of Heritage’s continual effort to make Congressional policies transparent to American citizens.

Read how your family would be impacted by the current tax reform plan >>

Even though the plan for tax reform isn’t as pro-growth as it could be, it significantly jump-starts America’s economy, and will lead to long-term growth.

NEW AMERICAN DECEMBER EDITION

Hot off the press is the advance copy of the New American Dec 18th edition so it will give you a head start of your reading and pass along to others as to encourage them to subscribe or better yet join the JBS as it’s included in the membership

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HOT OFF THE PRESS – NEW AMERICAN

ALEX NEWMAN – WAR ON AMERICA

Alex Newman is an American journalist and consultant who writes about economics, finance, banking, business, and politics for diverse publications in the United States and abroad. He studied journalism, economics and political science at the University of Florida. In addition to his own consulting firm, Alex has worked in market research, marketing, strategy, research, information gathering and consulting for international companies, non-profit organizations and various political campaigns. He is also the co-author of a book exposing some of the problems with today’s public education system.

 

THE HILL – FLYNN

Special counsel to charge Flynn with false statements

Special counsel Robert Mueller has charged President Trump’s former national security advisor Michael Flynn with “willfully and knowingly” making “false, fictitious and fraudulent statements” to the FBI about his conversations with Russia’s ambassador, Mueller’s office announced Friday morning. A plea hearing has been scheduled for 10:30 on Friday morning.

Read the full story here

THE HILL BREAKING NEWS

Top GOP senators say they have the votes to pass tax bill

Top Republicans said on Friday that they have the votes to pass their tax plan after two key holdouts came on board.  “I believe so,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) told reporters, asked if they had the votes needed to pass the legislation.  Pressed if that means GOP leadership has the 50 votes needed to let Vice President Pence break a tie, he added “yes.”

Read the full story here

 

News from Representative Thomas Rooney

 

 

 

 

November 27, 2017

Good afternoon,
This week, my staff will host mobile office hours in multiple locations throughout the district. During mobile office hours, caseworkers from my office will be on hand to help with any trouble you may be having with a federal agency. My caseworkers cannot assist with state or local issues, or problems you may be having with private companies.

Office of Congressman Tom Rooney mobile office hours

 Tuesday, November 28th:

 Lehigh Community Services

201 Plaza Drive, Suite 103

Lehigh Acres, FL 33936

Open from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 Friday, December 1st:

 Morgan Family Community Center

6207 W. Price Blvd

North Port, FL 34291

Open from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

 Please know you are always welcome to reach out to my office anytime at 202-225-5792. I would also encourage you visit my Facebook page and sign up for my e-newsletter to receive these regular updates. It’s an honor to serve you in Washington, DC.
Thank you,
Tom Rooney
Member of Congress
 Washington DC Office
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Washington, DC 20515
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DAILY GRIND

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November 27, 2017

Permission to republish original op-eds and cartoons granted.

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The GOP tax bill is better than you think, but it still might result in a ‘Read my lips’ moment
In Pennsylvania, 1.6 million taxpayers took $11.3 billion in state and local tax deductions and $8.2 billion in real estate tax deductions. There, 56,000 upper income individuals could be seeing a tax hike in a state where Trump only won by 44,000 votes.

The Trump administration is taking on the opioid crisis
2015 was the worst year for overdose deaths in US history, until 2016 happened. Now, unless the federal government takes decisive action, 2017 will be even worse. The opioid epidemic has left both rural and urban America paralyzed. After decades of overprescribing, opioid deaths last year alone account for more lost lives than the entire Vietnam War. The Trump Administration’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis is leading the way toward critical reforms throughout government to save American lives.

David William: Special counsel Robert Mueller stands on reputation that belies a record including fumbles
“At 73, Mueller has a record that shows a man of fallible judgment who can be slow to alter his chosen course. At times, he has intimidated or provoked resentment among subordinates. And his tenacious yet linear approach to evaluating evidence led him to fumble the biggest U.S. terrorism investigation since 9/11.”

Hill News Alert

The Hill’s Whip List: Where Republicans stand on Senate tax bill

Senators are aiming for a vote this week on a Republican tax reform plan.   The bill would temporarily cut individual tax rates and slash the corporate rate from 35 percent to 20 percent. It also includes a controversial provision to repeal ObamaCare’s individual mandate.
If all Senate Democrats vote against the bill, Republicans can only afford two defections in the upper chamber, allowing Vice President Mike Pence to break a tie.

Here is a look at how the votes are stacking up.

Read The Hill’s Whip List here

Tell Air Force Secretary to end religious discrimination

Obama’s hostility toward Christians still exists in the military.
U.S. Air Force Col. Leland Bohannon was asked in May 2017 to sign a “certificate of spouse appreciation” for a retiring master sergeant in a same-sex “marriage.”
As a devout Christian, Bohannon refused to sign the document stating it would violate his religious belief of marriage being between one man and one woman. As a result, the Air Force suspended the colonel and effectively ended his career.
Sign the petition to demand the Air Force to:
restore and protect Colonel Leland Bohannon’s Constitutional right to freely exercise his religious beliefs by reversing the complaint against him and removing any unfavorable remarks from his record related to this complaint.
Col. Bohannon requested religious accommodation after speaking with Air Force officials. Such an accommodation would have allowed Col. Bohannon to maintain his religious beliefs and excused him from having to sign the document.
About six weeks later, the Air Force responded but gave no answer to Col. Bohannon’s request, leaving him without a defense. The airman requesting the “certificate of spouse appreciation” filed a complaint with the Equal Opportunity Office against Col. Bohannon for refusing to sign the document.
As a result, “Bohannon was relieved of command. Additionally, a letter sent by a superior officer recommended against Bohannon’s promotion to brigadier general, effectively ending his career.” He appealed the decision, but Col. Bohannon was denied the appeal by Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets IV, deputy commander of Air Force Global Strike Command at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.
In May 2017, President Trump, Commander in Chief, issued an Executive Order calling the Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide guidance to the executive agencies on the protection of religious liberty. The DOJ issued the guidance on October 6.
The Department of Defense (DOD) headed by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is an executive agency that also gives direction to the U.S. Air Force led by Secretary Heather Wilson. So far, the DOD has failed to issue follow-up guidance to protect the religious freedoms the military is fighting to protect.
Sign the petition urging Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson to protect the religious liberty of Col. Bohannon.
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One Sick Senator, He was a Male Adult Knew Exactly What He Was Doing Was Wrong To Start With No Excuses! Step Down!

Franken on groping allegations: ‘This will not happen again’

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) told reporters Monday that he will work to regain people’s trust in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct and vowed, “this will not happen again going forward.”  “I know I’m going to have to be much more conscious in these circumstances, much more careful, much more sensitive, and that this will not happen again going forward,” Franken told reporters.  “Again, it’s going to take a long time for me to regain people’s trust, but I hope that starting work today I can do that,” he added.

Read the full story here

TAKE A KNEE-MY @ss

NEAL MCCOY – TAKE A KNEE MY @SS (on my Facebook &Twitter) In a new song, Neal McCoy has his own opinion on people taking a knee in protest of the American Flag and Anthem. https://youtu.be/uPNnsi2dJIQ https://www.facebook.com/nealmccoymusic/videos/1560279557359040/

Lyrics: I pledge allegiance to the flag Of the United States of America I’ll stand and place my hand upon my heart Every time her anthem plays
And when I see somebody on TV Take their stand on bended knee Whether it’s on astro turf or grass I think of those whose freedom was not free And I say, “Take a knee my ass!”
I’ll stand up for the flag Take off my hat for old glory Thank God I live in the home of the brave And the land of the free
I’ll honor the ones who gave it all So we’re all free to go play ball If only for their sake I won’t take a knee
From Valley Forge to Vietnam 9/11 to Afghanistan That star-spangled banner does yet wave I won’t forget I owe a debt of gratitude I never can repay
Arm and arm and side by side American heroes fought and died Is showing some respect too much to ask? I speak for those whose freedom was not free And I say, “Take a knee my ass!”
I’ll stand up for the flag Take off my hat for old glory Thank God I live in the home of the brave And the land of the free
I’ll honor the ones who gave it all So we’re all free to go play ball If only for their sake I won’t take a knee
O say can you see? If only for their sake I won’t take a knee

Trump Mentions ‘God’ 9 Times In Thanksgiving Message – Here’s How Many Times Obama Did The Same. TRUMP MENTIONS ‘GOD’ 9 TIMES IN THANKSGIVING MESSAGE – HERE’S HOW MANY TIMES OBAMA DID THE SAME. November 24, 2017 by Benny Johnson

President Tump released his Thanksgiving message to the country Thursday morning. The message included a full-throated defense of his policies, the military and the future of the country. The president mentioned “God” nine times and “prayer” twice in his message.
Trump asked the nation multiple times to “thank God” in “prayer” and recalled the story of the first Thanksgiving, where pilgrims and Amerindians sat down together to enjoy a meal and thank God for the bounty of the harvest in the new land.
The president also recalled his predecessors, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, who were instrumental in designating Thanksgiving as national holiday.
“Today we give thanks for all of the pilgrims, pioneers, and patriots who have gone before us, and for all those warriors that have kept us safe and free,” he said.
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Thanksgiving is a holiday with deep religious roots. (RELATED: Here’s How Thanksgiving Day Is Actually A Christian Holiday)
In contrast, in last year’s Thanksgiving message, President Obama mentioned “God” only once and never once mentioned prayer.
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Two very different presidents.
Source: The Daily Caller

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