Wall Street rises, aided by growth data; Nasdaq ends at record
“President Trump’s former deputy campaign manager said Thursday that an ex-Obama administration official who admitted former colleagues tried to gather intelligence on Trump team ties to Russia should be subpoenaed by Congress “immediately.” More here. Trump ally: Obama official should be subpoenaed after ‘leaking’ admission
“Jay Sekulow and Tom Fitton break down the surveillance claim.” Video here. What did Obama officials know and when did they know it?
After Planned Parenthood Doc Admits Babies Born Alive After Abortion are Killed, Arizona Passes Law to Protect Them
DC Magazine Lauds ‘Swanky’ Planned Parenthood Abortion Spa
“An anti-white Drexel professor said he was disgusted a fellow traveler gave up their seat for a uniformed member of the military.
Then it was time for the rest of the Internet to register its disgust.” More here. Drexel professor wanted to ‘vomit’ after service member given courtesy on plane
Protesters Shut Out War Hero Jim Webb For Critiquing Women In Combat 40 Years Ago
Trump expected to sign bill undoing Obama-era Internet privacy rules
Internet users raise funds to buy lawmakers’ browsing histories in protest
Top Trump aide leaving White House for outside groups
Meet President Trump’s Ms. Fix-It
$374,793,000,000: Sales Taxes Hit Record in 2016
EU Prez Juncker Threatens ‘Texit’ as Revenge for Trump’s Brexit Support
Swedish Police Investigate Another Gang Rape Posted On Social Media
S. Korean court approves arrest of ex-president over scandal
Trump To Increase Fire Support Against Al-Shabaab Terrorists
Healthcare / Obamacare:
Fearing voter backlash, Republicans bullish again on ObamaCare repeal
“With Republicans’ ObamaCare overhaul sidelined on Capitol Hill, the Trump administration is vowing to use its full legal authority to “immediately” help Americans and mitigate the health care law’s “harmful effects.”
That means that as congressional Republicans regroup on strategy for pursuing future legislation, it will fall to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and other administration officials to pursue changes to the Affordable Care Act for now. These potential changes would not be as sweeping as those contained in the failed GOP legislation, but range from cutting government costs to providing relief from certain requirements to customers and insurers.” More here. With ObamaCare overhaul sidelined, can Tom Price go it alone?
“President Trump on Thursday used Twitter to rip into the conservative House Freedom Caucus, which quickly returned fire as Republicans turned on one another a week after the collapse of their ObamaCare repeal plan.” More here. Trump, Freedom Caucus turn on each other
Karl Rove: Republicans Battling Each Other ‘Has Become Tired, Familiar’
Pence breaks Senate tie on Planned Parenthood funding bill
Bill would let states block some Planned Parenthood money
Drugmakers Are Trying a New Strategy: Charging Less
ANN ARBOR, MI – “The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC), a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, today announced that it is representing two Chatham, New Jersey mothers who are being pilloried by their community. Their crime: appearing on Fox TV’s Tucker Carlson Show to voice concerns about Islamic indoctrination of Chatham Middle School seventh graders.”
“Astonishingly, seventh graders in this public school are taught: “May God help us all find the true faith, Islam.”
Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, commented: “The promotion of Islam is worse than what the mothers presented to Tucker Carlson. After viewing one of the videos which the seventh graders were directed to watch, I can’t imagine any objective person saying this is not Islamic indoctrination. Clueless school administrators across our nation are allowing this type of indoctrination to take place and it’s up to vigilant parents to stop it. Libby and Nancy should have been praised, not pilloried.” More here. Chatham Middle School Students Are Taught that Islam is the True Faith; Two Mothers Pilloried for Making It Public; Must See Video
“Department of Education funds Islamic ‘indoctrination’ program in public schools called ‘Access Islam’ that teaches, among other things, The Five Pillars of Islam. Christian Action Network founder Martin Mawyer tells Tucker why this is problematic.” Video here. US taxpayer dollars funding Islam indoctrination program?
“The man reportedly became angry while trying to convert an employee to Islam, the station said.”
“Fraley told the station that “he was just so full of rage and violence. I never seen anything like that before.” More here. Man attacks police, yells ‘Allah Akbar’ after reportedly trying to convert store employee to Islam
Immigration / Sanctuary Cities:
TX Governor Pushes Legislation That Could Put Sanctuary City SHERIFFS Behind Bars [VIDEO]
“Tucker on Massachusetts state Rep. Michelle DuBois, who was caught tipping off illegal immigrants to imminent ICE raids: The rule of law still matters in the US, what would happen if Republicans didn’t uphold laws they didn’t like?.” Video here. Tucker: Dems like Rep. DuBois play a dangerous game
“New York City led this week’s report from immigration officials for having released the highest number of criminal aliens under a detainer.’
These illegal aliens are facing charges in New York City for crimes including assault, larceny, burglary, and sexual assault.” Read more here. NYC Leads Weekly Illegal Alien Release Listing, Fed Report Shows
ICE Report: Local Jails Are Releasing Illegal Aliens Convicted Of Violent Crimes
WASHINGTON (AP) — “Attorney General Jeff Sessions is announcing a plan to speed up the deportation of immigrants in the country illegally who have been of federal crimes.
Sessions said Thursday that the Justice Department will expand an existing program aimed at holding deportation hearings for immigrants while they are still in federal prison. That effort is known as the Institutional Hearing Program.” More here. Sessions seeks to speed deportation of federal inmates
Opinion / Commentary:
Matt Walsh: Newsflash to those attacking Mike Pence — all healthy marriages have boundaries
“I’m not just trying to be provocative here. This is a crucial point. Christians must understand that it is the Devil himself we are battling, not just Democrats. What makes this thing we call “modern liberalism” so dangerous is that it is not modern at all. It is nothing but the contemporary manifestation of an ancient evil. It is the current label we’ve given to the religion of self-worship, but this religion has existed on Earth ever since the fall of Man, and it originates with the very first being in the universe who decided to place himself above God.” More here. Christians, our true battle is spiritual, not political
This is what persecution looks like. All decent Americans should be infuriated.
Tomi Lahren Was Made for the Trump Era
Cecile Richards Thinks Women Need Drugs To Compete With Men
‘Good Lord, Ladies and Gentlemen!’ Levin Unloads on ‘Smoking Gun’ from Ex-Obama Official on Spying