IN THE NEWS 9/7/2018 FRIDAY

TODAY’S QUOTES

 Sarah Sanders Tweet 9/6/2018: “For those of you asking for the identity of the anonymous coward: The media’s wild obsession with the identity of the anonymous coward is recklessly tarnishing the reputation of thousands of great Americans who proudly serve our country and work for President Trump. Stop. If you want to know who this gutless loser is, call the opinion desk of the failing NYT at 212-556-1234, and ask them. They are the ones complicit in this deceitful act. We stand united together and fully support our President Donald J. Trump.”

 President Donald J. Trump on 9/5/2018: “After years of wage stagnation, we are finally seeing rising wages. … This is our new American moment. There has never been a better time to start living the American Dream.”

 DOMESTIC NEWS

Rogan: In India, the Trump administration just scored a big win for US grand strategy

On Thursday, the Trump administration scored an important win for U.S. grand strategy when they granted India access to advanced U.S. military technologies. It’s a win, because when it comes to global security, trade, and diplomacy, India offers the best possible partner towards consolidating the U.S.-led international order. Fortunately, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis (both were in New Dehli to sign the agreement) recognize that this order faces a profound challenge from China and, to a lesser degree, from Russia. As the Times of India notes, the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement grants India access to advanced U.S. sea guardian drones, command and control communications capabilities, and a range of other high-end U.S. military technologies. The agreement follows the Trump administration’s decision in August to grant India the highest strategic trade authorization level, putting New Delhi on a military technology access par with Australia, South Korea, and Japan.

Read more: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/in-india-the-trump-administration-just-scored-a-big-win-for-us-grand-strategy

Taylor: Kim Jong-un’s desire to secure legitimacy behind denuclearization moves, officials say

North Korea carried out its latest missile test nine months ago and hasn’t detonated a nuclear device in more than a year. At the same time, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is quietly allowing local capitalist-style private markets to flourish and loosening restrictions on images of the outside world that his regime’s heavily censored state media are allowed to broadcast. A growing chorus of critics may claim President Trump’s ongoing nuclear negotiations with North Korea — capped by the historic meeting with Mr. Kim in Singapore in June — are going nowhere fast. But some key officials and analysts in South Korea and in Washington argue that they can see major policy shifts as evidence of how seriously the North Korean leader is committed to changing his nation’s isolationist ways and cutting a deal on his nuclear and missile programs. Top South Korean analysts and officials privately argue . . .

Read more: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/6/kim-jong-un-north-korea-denuclearization-effort-se/

Sha & Gannon: Defense Secretary James Mattis makes surprise visit to war-weary Kabul

U.S. Defense Secretary James N. Mattis arrived on a surprise visit to Afghanistan’s war-shattered capital on Friday, the U.S. command in Afghanistan said, just days after a suicide bomber killed 21 people in the city and wounded 90 others. As helicopters patrolled the skies over Kabul, Mattis arrived accompanied by Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. He was expected to meet President Ashraf Ghani, presidential spokesman Mohammad Haroon Chakhansuri told The Associated Press. He was also expected to meet Afghan, U.S. and NATO military commanders.

Read more: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/7/james-mattis-defense-secretary-makes-surprise-visi/

 

25 Straight Minutes Of Illegal Aliens Crossing Into US Through Arizona Ranch

Arizona rancher John Chilton’s 50,000-acre spread along the U.S.-Mexico border is allegedly ground zero for human smugglers, drug cartel members and illegal immigrants, and he has videos showing trespassers sneaking through his property. […] The surveillance videos, which are mostly from 2018 but also date back to 2016, show an unrelenting stream of alleged cartel scouts, drug mules and human smugglers — known as coyotes — using secret trails to work their way into the interior of the state. Many of the trespassers tote long guns and sport military-style camouflage, posing a threat Chilton knows from firsthand experience.

Read more/Watch video: https://dailycaller.com/2018/09/06/illegal-aliens-chilton-ranch-arizona-border/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=atdailycaller&utm_medium=Social

 

Morefield: Ann Coulter To Those Who Say Trump Lacks Authority To Build Wall — ‘Pull Out Your Pocket Constitution’

“Pull out your pocket Constitution and see who the commander in chief is, who has all the executive branch power in his hands,” said Coulter. “He has the Department of Defense. He has Homeland Security. I mean, if we were suddenly attacked by China, he wouldn’t sit around — or North Korea — he wouldn’t sit around saying ‘Well, I would like to respond, but Congress just will not write that bill.’ He’d say ‘No, I am the commander in chief, I have the power to an defend against an invasion. We’re being invaded.’”

Read more/Watch the video interview: https://dailycaller.com/2018/09/06/ann-coulter-trump-border-wall-authority/

 

White House: American Workers Are Seeing Their Wages Rise Thanks to President Donald J. Trump’s Pro-Growth Agenda

Read more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/american-workers-seeing-wages-rise-thanks-president-donald-j-trumps-pro-growth-agenda/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=wh

 

FBN: Economy adds 201K jobs in August

FBN’s Edward Lawrence breaks down the August jobs report.

Video: http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/5832026732001/?#sp=show-clips

 

Solomon: Bruce Ohr’s efforts to secretly reshape the Trump probe started earlier in summer ’16

… new evidence shows former Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr’s efforts to influence the FBI’s Russia probe — on behalf of Donald Trump -despising British spy Christopher Steele — started much earlier than previously described.  For much of the past year, many in Congress have labored under the notion that Ohr, then the No. 4 Department of Justice (DOJ) official, began assisting the FBI’s probe into Russia election collusion only after Trump won the 2016 election. But now, based on Ohr’s own account in a closed-door congressional interview and other contemporaneous documents, congressional investigators have learned that Ohr made his first contact with the FBI about Trump-Russia collusion evidence in late July and early August 2016.  […]  There is now growing confidence that the FBI’s sudden pivot from Papadopoulos to Steele was driven by several individuals, all with serious political baggage: . . .

Read more: http://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/405484-bruce-ohrs-efforts-to-secretly-reshape-the-trump-probe-started-earlier-in

 

Anonymous: Who Ghostwrote the Times Op-Ed?

They want to know: Who is ze? So do I, but, since ze is gutless, what’s the point of examining guts? I think a more effective path to unmasking zir is to consider who might have been zirs ghostwriter. […] As a former ghostwriter and press secretary, I would say almost surely the article was ghostwritten. It does not have a personal style. I also think it probably was shopped to the New York Times op-ed page by a person experienced in media relations and with a close, even confidential, relationship with the Gray Lady. This makes a prime suspect Kristol’s good friend Peter Wehner. Wehner is a veteran, Triple-A utility player in the leagues of neoconservative think tanks and journals. He is a sidekick of the Washington Post’s Church Lady, Michael Gerson, whom he assisted on the White House speechwriting staff during the presidency of George W. Bush. The article closely matches what Wehner and Gerson have been saying forever about President Trump and his administration. The whole litany is there, offering the Wehner/Gerson/Bill Kristol/Eliot Cohen version of right and wrong approaches to Russia, trade, international democracy, and the sanctity of John McCain. Most of all, the article is bathed in the self-righteous moralism for which Gerson and Wehner are famous.

Read more: https://spectator.org/who-ghostwrote-the-times-op-ed/

 

Limbaugh: Mr. Anonymous exposes an even deeper state

If Democrats and resistance Republicans think they are going to depose President Trump or thwart his presidency by endlessly savaging him in the name of protecting the republic, they don’t have any concept of the fierce resolve of his supporters. […]I find it appalling that Mr. Anonymous boasts of undermining this president and galling that he actually shows himself to be the very type of threat to the republic he claims President Trump is. But we owe him our gratitude for vindicating our suspicions of a deeply entrenched resistance to this constitutionally elected chief executive.

Read more: https://www.conservativereview.com/news/limbaugh-mr-anonymous-exposes-an-even-deeper-state/

 

Lipsky: Democrats’ Rage Puts Kavanaugh In Clearer Light

On one level, their desperation was understandable: A conservative majority could curtail Democrats’ ability to use an activist court to put through policies they can’t win democratically. That’s how the Democrats won the right to abortion, say, and same-sex marriage at a time when the justices’ opinions were crosswise with lawmakers. The party’s breakdown is the logical end point of that misguided strategy — or obsession. Democrats know that the only thing that can stop them is a constitutionally conservative court. Yet the Democratic rage may serve only to throw into a clearer light Judge Kavanaugh’s calm, reasoned approach to the law — one focused on the plain language of the Constitution and on precedent. This started to come into focus on the second day of the hearings.

Read more: https://www.nysun.com/national/democrats-rage-puts-kavanaugh-in-clearer-light/90375/

 

Pollak: ‘Spartacus’ Cory Booker ‘Broke Rules’ to Release Emails Already Cleared for Publication

Booker, referring to himself as Spartacus — i.e. the slave who led a revolt in ancient Rome, and sacrifices himself in the Hollywood film version of the story — defiantly dared the Senate to oust him for breaking the rules of confidentiality. […]  Later Thursday, Shannon Bream of Fox News reported that the emails had already been cleared for release by the committee at 4:00 a.m. EDT Thursday morning, after Democratic Senators on the committee belatedly asked chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) to make them public. […]  Fox News reported that Booker’s office had been informed that the documents had been cleared before the hearing.

Read more: https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/06/spartacus-cory-booker-broke-rules-to-release-emails-already-cleared-for-publication/

 

WATCH: Organizer Tries to Stop Charlie Kirk From Questioning Kavanaugh Protesters

Officer refuses to eject Kirk from public space. What don’t you like most about Kavanaugh?

Video: http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/09/06/organizer-tries-stop-charlie-kirk-questioning-kavanaugh-protesters

 

Grand jury impaneled to probe fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe: Report

Read more: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/grand-jury-investigate-fired-andrew-mccabe-report

 

Continetti: The Sum of All Tears

International business consultant Wendy Sherman was the chief American negotiator of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Iran nuclear deal agreed to by President Obama in 2015 and abrogated by President Trump earlier this year. She has a new book out, Not for the Faint of Heart: Lessons in Courage, Power, and Persistence, and in the space of 14 Tweets promoting it the other day she managed to combine basically everything I dislike about Washington. […] What I want to tell you about Wendy’s story is that it’s embarrassing, both self-pitying and self-congratulatory, and proves exactly the opposite lesson that it intends.

Read more: https://freebeacon.com/columns/the-sum-of-all-tears/

 

Del Guidice: 6 Key Moments From Social Media Hearings

On Capitol Hill Wednesday, Facebook’s chief operating officer and Twitter’s CEO testified about foreign entities and the use of social media platforms to influence the United States’ elections. Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey answered questions from the Senate intelligence committee on topics including foreign influences and “fake news.” […]  Here are six takeaways from the hearings.

Read more: https://www.dailysignal.com/2018/09/05/6-key-moments-from-social-media-hearings/

 

McQuillan: Democrat Election Scam Just Chose Wyoming’s Next Republican Governor

Democrats pretending to be Republican for primary day just chose the next Republican candidate for governor in America’s reddest state.  Wyoming gave President Trump his biggest victory in the entire presidential election, with sixty-seven percent of the vote.  Because the state is so red, the Democrats’ choice will definitely win the general election and become the next governor of Wyoming. In Wyoming’s recent primary, Republican voters didn’t get to choose their own  candidate.  Democrats in the 21st century don’t believe in having two-party elections. In California, they try to shut out Republican voters by having a system where the two highest polling candidates win, even if both are Democrat.  In Wyoming, they believe they should get to choose their primary candidate and ours – because they will choose more wisely and more “moderately” than Republican voters.  They get away with it, because Wyoming was forced by the federal government under Clinton to allow cross-over voting in the primary.
Read more: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/09/democrat_election_scam_just_chose_wyomings_next_republican_governor.html

 

Hasson: Wyoming GOP Office Set On Fire Less Than Two Days After Opening — Police Say It Was Intentional

The burnt office is shared by the Albany County Republican Party and the Wyoming College Republicans, who began moving in on Tuesday, less than 48 hours before the fire, Albany GOP spokesman Ben McKay said. […]  Elsewhere in town, party staffers on Thursday found a defaced sign accusing Republican Rep. Liz Cheney, Wyoming’s lone House member, of supporting “fascism,” McKay said.

Read more: https://dailycaller.com/2018/09/06/wyoming-gop-office-fire/

 

Anwer: Close Call in Massachusetts

The strange, unvetted congressional candidacy of Democrat Tahirah Amatul-Wadud. In Tuesday, September 4, U.S. Rep. Richard Neal successfully defended his Massachusetts seat from fellow Democrat Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, an attorney from Western Massachusetts. Ms. Amatul-Wadud had been widely portrayed as a Progressive standard-bearer, with fawning coverage from the Huffington Post, Nation, Intercept, and many other outlets. As desperate as Progressives are to find champions against the Establishment, they should have done their due diligence: Ms. Amatul-Wadud has deep and unexplained connections with a Pakistani cult that has committed murders on U.S. soil.

Read more: https://spectator.org/close-call-in-massachusetts/

 

Greenfield: Next “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez” Accused of Stealing $950 in Wine During Keith Hernandez Affair

Just when you thought the story of Julia Salazar, a DSA Socialist candidate who was already enmeshed in a dozen scandals can’t get any crazier, it gets much crazier. To recap, Salazar lied about being Jewish, she lied about being an immigrant, and she lied about growing up poor. The media billed her as the “Next Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez”. Cortez and Cynthia Nixon backed her. Oh boy did they mess up. Julia Salazar, the Democratic Socialist candidate running for New York state Senate, was arrested in 2011 on allegations of fraudulently attempting to access the bank account of Kai Hernandez, a family friend and then-wife of baseball star Keith Hernandez. The incident is chronicled in police reports, court records, and audio files, all of which have been obtained by Tablet. The key evidence: phone call recordings made by UBS Bank of an individual posing as Ms. Hernandez in an effort to access her account. Despite the arrest, she was ultimately not charged.

Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/271263/next-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-was-arrested-during-daniel-greenfield

 

Freiburger: Judge blocks Texas law requiring humane disposal of fetal remains

A federal judge issued a permanent injunction Wednesday against a Texas law requiring burial or cremation for the bodies of aborted or miscarried babies, claiming the law burdens women for no benefit.

Read more: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/judge-blocks-texas-law-requiring-humane-disposal-of-fetal-remains

 

WND: Thousands of Christians defy own churches’ ‘social justice’ campaigns

A relatively unpublicized and unpromoted online statement for Christians to affirm that they are defying the “social justice” agenda of some American churches, and rejecting “values borrowed from secular culture,” is surging. Introduced only days ago, by Thursday afternoon it had nearly 5,000 signatures from individuals and groups, including churches. […]  WND reported when the project launched that it came about in response to a move by churches, including evangelical churches, into social activism. “We are deeply concerned that values borrowed from secular culture are currently undermining Scripture in the areas of race and ethnicity, manhood and womanhood, and human sexuality,” declares the statement.

Among the initial signatories are . .
Read more at https://www.wnd.com/2018/09/thousands-of-christians-defy-own-churches-social-justice-campaigns/#gEfXOZTdcfwlZQU7.99

 

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

 

Showalter: Scary parallels between President Trump and that candidate who got stabbed in Brazil

The crazed, rabid left is back again, this time stabbing and seriously wounding the leading presidential candidate in Brazil, just weeks before the Oct. 7 first round of the election. According to Reuters: . . . Yes, it was a leftist. And yes, the candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, 63, pretty well parallels President Trump in his rise to power. Brazil, it turns out, had its equivalent of Barack Obama, in the persona of Luiz Inacio “Lula” da Silva, . . .  […]  It’s obvious the country was looking for an outsider – and it found one, in Bolsonaro, whose slogan was ‘guns up’ and who has vowed to wipe out drug dealers the way President Trump has vowed to halt illegal immigration. He’s also defended the Brazilian military . . .  Bolsonaro’s been the frontrunner in Brazil’s polls since Aug. 9 and he’s very much an outsider, given that he can’t even get state money for televised campaign ads and has to do all his campaigning by social media and in person. Sound familiar? […]  What it does show for us in the states is that President Trump is far from physically safe. Every effort from citizens and law enforcement agencies alike should be mobilized against the crazies who would do him harm because we know they are out there. Even and especially because (as the Bolsonaro and Scalise cases show), they are on the left.

Read more: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/09/scary_parallels_between_president_trump_and_that_candidate_who_got_stabbed_in_brazil.html#ixzz5QQI1Viao

 

Coelho: Brazil’s far-right presidential candidate survives life-saving surgery after being stabbed by ‘socialist’ attacker who said he was acting on ‘a mission from God’ during rally

A 40-year-old suspect, identified by police as Adélio Bispo de Oliveira, has been arrested over the attack with police saying he appeared to be mentally disturbed and had claimed he was ‘on a mission from God’. Oliveira was said to be a member of the left-leaning PSOL party from 2007 to 2014. On his Facebook page, the attacker recently posted messages criticizing Bolsonaro and supporting the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela. […] ‘I just want to send a message to the thugs who tried to ruin the life of a family man, a guy who is the hope for millions of Brazilians: You just elected him president. He will win in the first round,’ said Flavio Bolsonaro. […]  Speaking to local media, Pedro Augusto Lima Possa, the suspect’s lawyer said: ‘Adelio confessed and claimed responsibility for the attack. But he said he had not intended to kill (Bolsonaro).’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6142245/Brazils-far-right-presidential-candidate-survives-life-saving-surgery-stabbed.html

 

Martel: Beijing’s Censorship Push Failing as Xi Jinping’s Incompetence Becomes Focus of Protests

Communist Party leader Xi Jinping has carefully crafted an image of himself as a big-picture visionary, tasked with turning China into the world’s preeminent superpower. While Xi has focused on taking over the world, however, the average Chinese citizen appears increasingly frustrated with his inability to provide competent government functions like adequate education and health care. The result has been a wave of unprecedented public protests against Xi’s party, which has promised to bring all of China into a “new era” as a “moderately prosperous society.”

Read more: https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2018/09/05/beijings-censorship-push-failing-as-xi-jinpings-incompetence-becomes-focus-of-protests/

 

Greenfield: Why Two Americans Were Stabbed in Amsterdam

Two million people arrived in Germany in 2015 and 1.8 million people next year in 2016. Jawed came to Germany in 2015, while Abdul had arrived the year after in 2016. Both Jawed and Abdul were Afghan Muslim migrants. Both applied for asylum and had their asylum applications rejected. Abdul Mobin Dawodzai was recently sentenced to eight years in prison for stabbing to death Mia Valentin, a 15-year-old girl, to death. Jawed went to Amsterdam and stabbed two American tourists at the central station. Abdul was angry that Mia broke up with him. Jawed was angry about insults to Islam and Mohammed. Jawed’s German residence permit enabled him to carry out a terrorist attack in Amsterdam. […]  Afghans, it’s been noted, stand out for their rate of violence, even among other Muslim migrants.

Read more: https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/271259/why-two-americans-were-stabbed-amsterdam-daniel-greenfield

 

BBC: Uber to block low-rating riders in Australia and New Zealand

Riders rated four-out-of-five stars or lower will be banned for six months. Ratings are based on feedback left by drivers after each journey. The move is aimed at improving passenger behaviour, the company said. […]  The same policy was introduced in Brazil earlier this this year, Uber said, but it’s the first time the control has been rolled out in an English-speaking market.

Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-45416404

 

EDUCATION NEWS

 

Chamberlain: College of the Ozarks, private Christian school, drops Nike over Kaepernick ad

College of the Ozarks President Jerry C. Davis said in a statement that Nike’s choice of Kaepernick was “promoting an attitude of division and disrespect toward America.” “If Nike is ashamed of America, we are ashamed of them,” Davis went on. “We also believe that those who know what sacrifice is all about are more likely to be wearing a military uniform than an athletic uniform.” College of the Ozarks, which has approximately 1,400 undergraduates, competes in six sports — baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, track and volleyball — as a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Last year, the college added a stipulation to competition contracts, saying it would walk away from any game where the opposing team took a knee, sat or turned its back on the flag or anthem.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/09/06/college-ozarks-private-christian-school-drops-nike-over-kaepernick-ad.html

 

George: Canadian professor’s art project seeks to make abortion ‘visible, audible, and palpable’

According to the announcement, the “Representing Abortion” collection may range from memoirs to films to activist performances in a bid to “create space” in an area the project describes as “dominated by antiabortion imagery.” “Even in circumstances that support access to abortion, abortion can remain a secret: invisible and unheard,” the solicitation reads. “How do we represent abortion? What work does representing abortion do? Can representing abortion challenge and change conventional reproductive rights understandings of abortion that circulate publicly?” [..]  “I think making abortion ‘visible, audible, and palpable’ is unfortunate and clearly seeks to make abortion out to be a beautiful thing.

Read more: https://www.thecollegefix.com/canadian-professors-art-project-seeks-to-make-abortion-visible-audible-and-palpable/

 

Draplin: Ohio State employs 88 diversity-related staffers at a cost of $7.3M annually

The 88 administrators receive an estimated $7.3 million in total compensation, which includes $5.38 million in salaries and an estimated $1.89 million in fringe benefits. “To put that administrative expense into perspective, about 750 in-state students could get a full scholarship for tuition and fees if those dollars were directed to student financial aid. Stated differently, it takes the entire tuition dollars from 750 in-state students to pay for those 88 diversicrats,” economics Professor Mark Perry told The College Fix.

Read more: https://www.thecollegefix.com/ohio-state-employs-88-diversity-related-staffers-at-a-cost-of-7-3m-annually/

 

Gottschling: Illegal immigrant students now allowed positions on California college boards

The governor of California signed an amendment to a bill last week, allowing illegal immigrant students to hold positions on various college boards. Supporters say the amendment gives more opportunity for illegal immigrant students to participate in civil office provided they qualify for in-state tuition or have an exemption from paying non-resident tuition.

Read more: https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=11266

 

Berry: NYC Schools Chancellor Mandates Black and Hispanic Priority Admission

New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza is moving quickly to implement a diversity campaign in which 78 schools will be extending priority admission to black and Hispanic students, with more to follow. […] The chancellor then ignited a firestorm when he posted parents’ reactions to his plan. “WATCH: Wealthy white Manhattan parents angrily rant against plan to bring more black kids to their schools,” he tweeted: […] The plan calls for the elimination of all academic-based admission criteria at 16 middle schools, with 52 percent of seats reserved for low-income, English-learning, and homeless students.

Read more: https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/06/nyc-schools-chancellor-mandates-black-hispanic-priority-admission/

 

Petrizzo: Wisconsin student labeled ‘disruptive’ for passing out ‘Jesus loves you’ valentines takes a stand

NWTC restricts what it deems as “disruptive” free expression and free speech, as protected by the First Amendment, to a tiny box on campus that makes up less than one percent of the campus. Olsen described the school’s “free speech zone” as “about the size of two buses next to each other,” highlighting the fact that no one “congregates there, they just walk through,” something she suggested prohibited her from having meaningful conversations with others. Olsen said that her inspiration to hand out valentines came from her mother, who, before her passing, gave them out to provide hope to those who most needed it, . . .

Read more: https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=11269

 

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