When You Defund the Police, You Destabilize Urban Communities

The White House – June 16th, 2020

When You Defund the Police, You Destabilize Urban Communities

“Defunding America’s police departments is dangerous. Stripping resources away from local law enforcement will lead to animosity, increased lawlessness and have a disproportionate impact on urban communities that actually need them the most in a truly devastating fashion,” Paris Dennard writes for The Daily Caller.
Surveys of urban communities show residents generally want more policing, not less. That includes 68 percent of Chicagoans in low-income neighborhoods, for example.

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“As public health officials warn of a new surge in coronavirus cases following mass protests in densely populated cities, the New York City mayor’s office has instructed its contact tracing team not to ask tested individuals if they participated in the crowded demonstrations,” Tristan Justice reports for The Federalist.

“Melania Trump wants to use art to help children learn about women’s suffrage. The first lady on Monday announced a youth art project to coincide with the ratification nearly 100 years ago of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote,” Darlene Superville reports for The Associated Press.

U.S. retail sales in May saw the largest monthly jump in history. “Consumers freed from the coronavirus-induced lockdowns began shopping again. The 17.7% headline gain including food sales easily topped the previous record from October 2001 and . . . beat the 8% estimate from economists surveyed by Dow Jones,” Jeff Cox reports for CNBC.

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The Corporate Media Is Now Controlled by the Radical Left

The White House June, 11tth, 2020
The Corporate Media Is Now Controlled by the Radical Left
“Media moguls are resigning at a head-spinning rate, an irrational reaction that’s setting impossible standards and ceding immense power to an unreasonable group of fringe ideologues,” Emily Jashinsky writes in The Federalist.

“And it’s their own fault. They’ve used elite media platforms to embolden these irrational actors for years. They are failing to meet the standards they’ve promoted.”
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“President Donald Trump is signing an executive order [today] that will authorize economic sanctions on employees of the International Criminal Court (ICC) for pursuing investigations into U.S. military and intelligence personnel at Russia’s behest,” Christian Datoc and Henry Rodgers report for The Daily Caller.

“Now that the curves have been flattened, and the virus seems to be moderately contained, why are the city and state still disregarding the economic welfare of not only small businesses like ours, but all Big Apple residents and commuters trying to make ends meet?” writes Alexa Michos in the New York Post.

“Historically, people have been attracted to American journalism because it was the freest imaginable place to work for determined, often quirky individualists. Suddenly, it looks like the opposite of that,” Daniel Henninger writes in The Wall Street Journal.

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Flynn and the Anatomy of a Political Narrative

From The White House – May 11, 2020
“The FBI coordinated very closely with the Obama White House on the investigation of Michael Flynn, while the Obama Justice Department was asleep at the switch. That is among the most revealing takeaways from Thursday’s decision by Attorney General Bill Barr to pull the plug on the prosecution of Flynn,” Andrew McCarthy writes in National Review.
“You’d almost think the Obama White House and its intelligence apparatus was weaving a political narrative out of . . . nothing.”
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Fake news: “NBC News admits it aired deceptively edited clip of Barr on ‘Meet The Press’ with Chuck Todd”

“Barack Obama is a lawyer, so it was stunning to read that he ventured into the Michael Flynn case in a way that misstated the supposed crime and ignored the history of his own Administration in targeting Mr. Flynn. Since the former President chose to offer his legal views when he didn’t need to, we wonder what he’s really worried about,” The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes.

“The U.S. Department of State will begin requiring a ‘clean path’ for all 5G network traffic between U.S. diplomatic facilities and the United States, as U.S. diplomatic facilities overseas move toward adopting 5G-enabled technology.” The goal of this new policy is to ensure untrusted IT vendors, including those from China, are denied access to State Department systems.
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“In many ways, the right to religious liberty stands as the first American freedom, the first freedom listed in the Bill of Rights.” For churches that abide by social distancing guidelines, “civil authorities should allow these gatherings to proceed and let Christians render unto God the things that are God’s,” Mary Vought writes in The Washington Post.

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The White House • December 5, 2019

Read the White House’s response to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment stunt 
Back in March, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi inadvertently previewed what would happen if Democrats rewarded their far-left base with a partisan impeachment stunt.  

“Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country,” she said.

Many rolled their eyes—not because Pelosi was wrong, but because they knew that liberal Democrats would force the Speaker’s hand sooner or later. Sure enough, this morning, she announced that House Democrats would pursue articles of impeachment.

  Press Secretary: Here’s what Congress could’ve been doing this week.

Keep in mind: In October, two moderate Democrats broke with the far left and joined all Republicans in voting against just the impeachment probe. In other words, even their phony “investigation” itself had bipartisan opposition. An actual impeachment vote is only more likely to drive a wedge between mainstream Americans and House liberals.

Speaker Pelosi and her caucus are now rushing full-speed ahead toward the fastest impeachment in American history. Why is that? It turns out the more Americans pay attention to what Democrats are doing, the more public support for impeachment drops. Democrat leaders thought that hours of free advertising through marathon TV hearings would work, but when witness after witness failed to produce any evidence of actual criminal wrongdoing by the President, most Americans tuned out.

So Pelosi was right, of course. A partisan impeachment stunt to appease the left’s anti-Trump base will divide our country deeply. House Democrats just don’t care. 

White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham issued the following statement today in response to Speaker Pelosi’s announcement:
  “At this morning’s press conference, Speaker Nancy Pelosi could have finally announced a vote on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement that would immediately help America’s farmers, ranchers, businesses, and workers; or outlined a plan to work with the President to lower prescription drug prices; or addressed our Nation’s infrastructure.

Instead, Speaker Pelosi did exactly what she always does – ignore the needs of the American people and advance her selfish political desires. Democrats’ sham impeachment is a blatant, purely partisan attempt to overturn the results of a free and fair election. By their own admission, Democrats say they have to ‘impeach the President’ because they cannot defeat him at the ballot box.”
Read the full statement from Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham.

More: Democrats’ impeachment report highlights their own “colossal overreach”The line the Swamp doesn’t want you see
There’s something Democrats weren’t counting on when they decided to make their impeachment blitz official in September. Right after Speaker Pelosi launched the probe, President Trump released the full transcript of his call with Ukrainian President Zelensky.

All the information House Democrats were hoping to dig up—and then selectively leak to their friends in the media—became instantly available to every American citizen.

One line from that call came up during this week’s hearing, as Democrat witnesses tried to spin President Trump’s request for Ukraine to investigate corruption into a personal political favor.

Here’s what President Trump actually said: “I would like you to do us a favor though, because our country has been through a lot and Ukraine knows a lot about it.” The President goes on to call out potential foul play and meddling during the 2016 election.

The language makes clear that President Trump’s focus was on keeping his promise to the American people. For more than three years, after all, Washington politicians have claimed to want to get to the bottom of any potential corruption in our elections. Yet when it’s Democrats who may get in trouble, the Swamp fights to cover it up—every time.

Given that Speaker Pelosi is the same person who said, “We have to pass [Obamacare] so that you can find out what’s in it,” it’s fair to ask a simple question: Did she bother to read the Ukraine transcript, either?

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RESOLUTE READS – 10/12/2019

White House Press Briefing – 10/12/2019
Ukraine Smoke and Mirrors
The Wall Street Journal
“Democrats and the media for three years used a fog of facts and speculation to lull America into forgetting there was never a shred of evidence of Trump-Russia collusion. They flooded the zone with another flurry of scattershot claims in their campaign against Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Republicans might bear these tactics in mind as they confront the left’s new impeachment push,” Kimberly Strassel writes.

New this week: “Joe Biden worked with whistleblower when he was vice president, officials reveal”

Why Can’t Dems Treat Trump as Fairly as Republicans Did Bill Clinton?
New York Post
“Pelosi’s Democrats are rushing to a final impeachment vote before Thanksgiving. They’re deposing witnesses behind closed doors and denying Republicans fair time to ask questions and the right to call their own witnesses,” the New York Post editorial board writes. “Instead, they’re leaking negative info and withholding favorable facts.”

Official response: Read the White House’s letter to House Democrat leaders.

Border Apprehensions Down for Fourth Consecutive Month
-Fox News
“Border officials apprehended just over 52,000 migrants at the southern border in September—another drop in numbers for the fourth consecutive month,” Adam Shaw reports. In recent months, President Trump has negotiated deals with Mexico and Central American countries to reduce the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States.

 Watch: This is what a real border wall looks like!

Vice President Pence: We Need the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement For Trade
The Arizona Daily Star
“While the last administration saw America lose 200,000 manufacturing jobs, since President Trump’s election, we’ve seen more than half a million manufacturing jobs created all across America,” Vice President Mike Pence writes. Once passed, “USMCA will add more than $68 billion to our economy and create another 176,000 American jobs.”

Democrats are Wrong. Middle-Class Incomes Surging – Thanks to Trump Policies
-Fox News
“Middle-class incomes, after adjusting for inflation, have surged by $5,003 since Donald Trump became president in January 2017,” Steve Moore writes. “In the seven and a half years that Barack Obama was president, and not including the end of the recession, which Obama inherited, incomes inched up by $1,043 (June 2009 – January 2019).”

Melania Trump Breaks Ground on New Tennis Pavilion at White House
“First lady Melania Trump announced on Tuesday afternoon that she had—ceremonial shovel in hand—marked the start of construction for a new White House tennis pavilion on the South Lawn,” Kate Bennett reports. “Thank you to all who will help in making this legacy piece possible for future first families,” the First Lady wrote on Twitter.

🎬 ICYMI: First Lady explores the outdoors with Wyoming students

President Trump Keeps Promise to Tame Bureaucracy that Runs Roughshod Over Americans
-Fox News
“When President Trump took office in 2017, he promised the American people that he would clean up Washington’s regulatory overreach. He pledged to make government accountable to the people. And he has made good on his promises by driving the largest deregulation effort since President Reagan took office over 30 years ago,” Acting White House Management and Budget Director Russ Vought writes.

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