Sean Hannity: Remember, Dems impeached Trump in attempt to hurt his reelection chances

By Sean Hannity On December 18, 2019, Democrats did to Donald J. Trump what they’d promised from the moment he was elected: they impeached him. …read more

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Tom Del Beccaro: If Biden wins 2020 election, his policies would damage US in 3 major ways

By Tom Del Beccaro This November, the difference between the policies offered by President Trump and Joe Biden will be as wide as any in the last 50 years. …read more

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Trump in WHO-ville: America Should Stay to Counter Chinese Manipulation

By Megan Rohn

Late last month, horrified onlookers watched as plumes of smoke rose through the air from trash cans behind the Chinese consulate in Houston. Employees were burning paperwork, which caused President Trump to close the consulate and China to vow revenge. American-Chinese diplomatic relations have now gone up in flames. Against this backdrop, it is even more critical for the United States to counter Chinese influence via multilateral diplomacy and restraint. To that end, it should remain in the World Health Organization (WHO) rather than planning to leave.

There is no question that the World Health Organization (WHO) is complicit in China’s attempts to hide what it knew about the deadly coronavirus and when. Yet despite the organization’s failure to hold China accountable for covering up vital early knowledge of the pandemic, America must continue its membership in order to repair the WHO’s overly complex and opaque bureaucracy. Staying would facilitate restraint by strengthening diplomacy and circumventing potential conflict with China.

Rather than leaving, America must demand answers from the WHO and call them out on their complicity. Leaving, on the other hand, would damage Americans’ health. While staying would show goodwill, diplomacy, and leadership, helping to repair an institution that genuinely serves national and global health. Additionally, as Congressman Will Hurd points out, leaving the WHO would empower China and benefit the Chinese Communist Party by widening their influence, thereby isolating America from its allies at a time it needs them most.

At first glance, walking away could be interpreted as a position of modest restraint because America would be leaving an institution where it contributes a good deal of money (both from its government and private citizens). Similarly, staying to repair the WHO could be seen as interventionist and invasive because America would be attempting to chastise the institution itself and control its future behavior with regard to another member (China).

However, upon closer inspection, remaining in the WHO is actually the better restraint move because it enables the U.S. to work with allies to improve transparency and bureaucracy. By behaving diplomatically and restraining itself from walking away from the situation in anger and creating international tensions, America can set a precedent for goodwill and restraint in future multilateral actions. This would be far superior to the hostilities that may arise if the U.S. attempts to further attack China for its manipulation, or creates an organization to compete with the WHO that could lead to proxy power competitions on the world stage.

Additionally, leaving would only exacerbate the existing tensions rising between the United States and China, as the latter moves ever more rapidly towards ending American hegemony. This risks throwing the world into a multipolar order with a potentially unavoidable great power conflict between the U.S. and China, a scenario that must be avoided.

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Interior Secretary Bernhardt: Why Trump’s Great American Outdoors Act is a generational win for conservation

By David Bernhardt President Trump’s success in securing guaranteed funding ensures that we are investing in our public lands – the wonders of God’s creation – for millions of more travelers and future generations to come. …read more

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Tucker Carlson: In Biden’s hunt for a VP Susan Rice takes the lead – and she’s a threat

By Tucker Carlson Susan Rice knows exactly what she wants and she understands the system well enough to get it. …read more

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As the Filibuster Goes, So Goes the GOP

By Patrick Buchanan

“When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.”

This was the nightmare of Ben Franklin.

Yet, with passage this spring of a $4 trillion bailout of an economy facing historic losses because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Nancy Pelosi’s House having voted out another $3 trillion, we may have reached Franklin’s peril point.

Indeed, if Democrats capture the Senate and win the White House, as many polls now project, it is not easy to see who or what prevents an uncontrolled explosion of fresh spending and a concomitant expansion of federal power.

Consider. In his eulogy to John Lewis at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Barack Obama called on Democrats, if victorious in November, to kill the Senate filibuster, all but calling the filibuster an instrument of systemic racism.

Yet, the filibuster has been and remains one of the distinguishing features of the United States Senate. It allows for extended deliberation by requiring, not 51 but 60 votes, a supermajority, to shut off debate and pass major bills.

If Democrats capture the Senate and abolish the filibuster, the Republican minority in 2021 would be stripped of virtually the only effective weapon in its arsenal to halt, slow, or shape U.S. law.

That is exactly what Obama was urging in his eulogy to Lewis.

“If politicians want to honor John,” said a surprisingly militant Obama, “Let’s honor him by revitalizing the law he was willing to die for … (And) once we pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, we should keep marching.”

“Keep marching”? To where?

Said Obama: “By making sure every American is automatically registered to vote, including former inmates… By adding polling places, and expanding early voting, and making Election Day a national holiday… By guaranteeing that every American citizen has equal representation … including the American citizens who live in Washington, D.C., and in Puerto Rico.

“If all this takes eliminating the filibuster, another Jim Crow relic … then that’s what we should do.”

By calling the filibuster “another Jim Crow relic” the ex-president was putting progressives on notice that failure to get rid of it would be to collaborate with racists.

After abolishing the filibuster, says Obama, Democrats should ram through statehood for Puerto Rico and D.C., thereby expanding the Senate to 104 members, and adding four new Democratic senators.

That new Senate, says Obama, should enact every law possible to enlarge and expand the electorate, including extending the ballot to ex-convicts.

His eyes open to the potential of a Senate where 51 Democrats can enact a socialist agenda, Sen. Bernie Sanders hastily endorsed Obama’s call:

“President Obama is absolutely right. … Getting rid of the filibuster would enable Democrats to pass a comprehensive agenda to guarantee the rights and dignity of everyone in this country.”

This is but the beginning. If Democrats deprive a Republican minority of the filibuster, there would be no one stopping Congress from passing or the president from signing new anti-gun legislation.

The door would be open to legislation putting DACA “dreamers” on a fast track to citizenship, and to granting …read more

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Sen. Marsha Blackburn: Here’s how to stop cancel-culture mob, violent anarchists from remaking our country

By Sen. Marsha Blackburn Tuesday the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution will gather for a hearing examining how we as Americans can protect our right to freedom of speech in the face of anarchist violence. …read more

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Joe Biden is Not a Nice Guy

By Jonathan Leaf

“Joe is a nice guy.”

“Joe is a decent man.”

You have probably heard variations on these arguments put forward by friends who want you to vote for Biden. Whether they get into the grubby details or not, we know what they’re saying: he hasn’t been married three times, and he wasn’t involved with a porn actress. Even if Biden is going to bring Antifa supporters and reparations proponents and open border advocates and lots of other crazed America-haters into the White House, he’s fundamentally honorable.

The problem with this story is that it doesn’t jibe with Biden’s history. And given the stakes, it’s worth taking a moment to review that.

For the moment let’s hold off with the rape accusation that’s been leveled against him by a former aide—at least as credible as those against Brett Kavanaugh—or the questions about his declining mental condition. Instead, why don’t we examine the mostly forgotten details surrounding the reasons why Biden had to exit from his first Presidential campaign.

Biden will turn 78 in November, and he was first elected to the Senate in 1972. That was before the Watergate investigations and the end of the Vietnam War. So he was actually a political veteran when he announced his first Presidential run in 1987. At that point he was in his mid-40s and in the midst of his third term in the Senate. He was not a political novice, though he was already combing his hair over to hide his increasing baldness. Many people who were alive and old enough to read at the time likely remember that he had to leave that race because of a disgraceful admission: he had giv en a speech as his own which was actually an old stump address of British Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock. Probably they assume that an aide had given him the speech and that he had not known that it was plagiarized.

This is false.

In fact, Biden had given the speech many times, and he had even told people on at least one occasion that it was a Kinnock speech. More remarkably, in it he had claimed that his family were ordinary coal miners, regular folk who had been unfairly disadvantaged by economic circumstances. But Biden’s background in Pennsylvania’s anthracite country was monied. His father’s family hadn’t been miners but rather oil company owners. Nonetheless, in the speech Biden suggested that his forebears had been so destitute that they had only rarely come up from underground to see the light of day and play an occasional game of football. In Kinnock’s case that had referred to soccer. While Biden had played football—American football—it was at a private Catholic school that his parents had paid to send him to. The speech was about how some people wrongly start out at the bottom, and he had used it to mislead people into thinking that he was one of them.

Nor was this the only talk from which Biden cribbed. On repeated occasions he used pieces from effective speeches he …read more

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