Trump-appointed judge to hear emergency wall case in D.C.

ㅤ"Judge Trevor N. McFadden, appointed by Mr. Trump and confirmed to the court in 2017, will hear the cases.
ㅤAnother lawsuit was filed Monday in California by 16 Democrat-led states.
ㅤLawyers had said Mr. Trump’s opponents would have better luck by trying to get an Obama-appointed judge to hear their legal challenge."

Full story at The Washington Times. Posted here on 2/19/19. See "border wall."

Rod Rosenstein to step down: Report

ㅤ"Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has reportedly set his expected departure from the Justice Department for mid-March.
ㅤCiting unnamed administration officials, Fox News reported Monday night that not only has the time been set but that newly-confirmed Attorney General William Barr has chosen a replacement for the department’s No. 2 slot.
ㅤAccording to Fox, the new deputy attorney general would be Jeffrey Rosen, currently the deputy secretary at the Transportation Department."

Full story at The Washington Times. Posted here on 2/18/19. See "rod rosenstein, william barr, jeffrey rosen."

Trump declares national emergency on border, taking extra money for wall

ㅤ"President Trump declared a national emergency on the southern border Friday, saying he’ll defy Congress to divert about $6.5 billion in unspent federal funds to build more border walls that lawmakers have refused to authorize.
ㅤ’We’re going to confront the national security crisis at our southern border,’ the President said. ‘We’re talking about an invasion of our country.’
ㅤHe called the declaration ‘a great thing to do.’
ㅤIn a Rose Garden event, the President signed a spending bill to keep the government open, a measure that provides nearly $1.4 billion for border barriers.
ㅤBut after months of bitter debate with Democrats and a 35-day government shutdown over border security, Mr. Trump said the bill doesn’t go far enough to address the crisis of illegal immigration and drug smuggling on the border with Mexico. The deal includes a record $23 billion for border security measures.’"

Full story at The Washington Times. Posted here on 2/15/19. See "national security, border security."

Budget deal allows far less money than Trump wanted for wall

ㅤ"Republicans were desperate to avoid another bruising shutdown. They tentatively agreed Monday night to far less money for President Donald Trump’s border wall than the White House’s $5.7 billion wish list, settling for a figure of nearly $1.4 billion, according to congressional aides. The funding measure is through the fiscal year, which ends on Sept. 30."

Full story at The Washington Times. Posted here on 2/12/19. See "border wall."

Appeals court sides with Trump in border wall prototype dispute

ㅤ"The ruling marked a rare win for Trump in the 9th Circuit, a court that has become a particular annoyance for the President after judges there blocked his administration’s travel ban and its new asylum policy.
ㅤJudge M. Margaret McKeown, a Clinton appointee, issued the court’s majority ruling on Monday. She was joined by Jacqueline Nguyen, an Obama appointee."

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 2/11/19. See "border wall."

Beto O’Rourke sees stock fall

ㅤô¿ô …Beto also sees that the current group of Washington insiders who have entered the race are all losers wasting their money. Beto is probably waiting for Biden’s decision before potentially wasting his own money.

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 2/2/19. See “beto o’rourke.”

Trump agrees to end shutdown

ㅤ"’If we don’t get a fair deal from Congress, the government will either shut down on Feb. 15 again or I will use the powers afforded to me under the laws and the Constitution of the United States to address this emergency,’ the President said. ‘No border security plan can never work without a physical barrier,’ he added. ‘It just doesn’t happen.’"

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 1/25/19. See "wall funding, conservative, politics."

GOP senator: 'I'm not sure that the President fully understands what it's like to live paycheck to paycheck'

ㅤô¿ô …Apparently Collins doesn’t understand. Because of the keep-up-with-the-jone’s attitude in the USA and high cost of college, practically the entire middle class lives pay check to pay check. Many live in houses they really can’t afford. Many carry significant credit card debt. Many allow their children to be freeloaders.

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 1/25/19. See “susan collins.”

Tucker Carlson: ‘Identity politics will destroy this country faster than a foreign invasion’

ㅤô¿ô …I almost feel sorry for liberals when their dreams are shattered by historical facts.
ㅤReally though. What’s going on is too irrational to be described as identity politics. What we are experiencing is revenge of the oppressed upon the oppressors. Regarding this topic, history says we should be afraid. Very afraid.

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 1/24/19. See “tucker carlson.”

Documents indicate detailed plans for Trump Tower Moscow: report

ㅤô¿ô …I have few opinions about U.S./Russia relations. Except that Russia and the U.S. will not stop playing their dangerous games until the politicians stop playing their dangerous games. The politicians will not stop until the politicians can no longer manipulate public opinion via the Russia/U.S. relationship. Only the American people can solve the problems between the U.S. and Russia.

Full story at The Hill. Posted here on 1/23/19. See "moscow."

Eric Holder cites 'Watergate precedent,' demands Donald Trump congressional probe

ㅤô¿ô …If you truly understand Watergate, then you know that a scandal is meaningless unless Hollywood can make a good movie out of it with the movie starring top notch Hollywood actors.
ㅤThe movie requires (1) a great opening such as a gang of thugs robbing a hotel room, (2) a subtle reference to pornography such as “Deep Throat,” (3) a traitor like John Dean, (4) superheroes like Woodward & Bernstein who prove that just two well-intentioned people can face impossible odds and triumph over evil, and finally the most important is (5) a President who is so paranoid that he winds up digging his own grave.
ㅤSo far the Trump era has yielded what would make a decent documentary. But if given the choice to watch the documentary or golf, the American public would choose to watch golf.

Full story at The Washington Times. Posted here on 1/22/19. See “eric holder.”

Kamala Harris sees herself as a 'proud American'

ㅤô¿ô …I seem to remember one of Kamala’s angry tirades when she swore she would never be friends with half the people in the USA. That being Republicans. She added to the insult by recommending Dems shun even friends who have friends that are Republicans. Now she says “let’s do this together.” I wonder what she means by that. God save us from this bitch.

Full story at The Washington Times. Posted here on 1/21/19. See “kamala harris.”