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Warren takes 1st step toward presidential run

(FOX) — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Monday she is filing paperwork to launch an exploratory committee for president, taking her first major step toward a 2020 run for the White House.

“Today, I’m launching an exploratory committee for president,” Warren, 69, a Democrat, said in a video released to supporters.

In her announcement, the liberal firebrand argued government “has been bought and paid for by a bunch of billionaires and giant corporations that think they get to dictate the rules that affect everyone,” calling it “corruption, pure and simple.”

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Dem House faces question: What not to investigate?

(THE GUARDIAN) — When Democrats formally assume the US House majority in January for the first time in eight years, they will contend with a president long dubbed by most members of their party as unfit and unqualified to serve.

But for the first time in the two years since Donald Trump’s inauguration, Democrats will no longer be watching or protesting from the sidelines.

Fresh off a major victory in the November 2018 midterm elections – which saw the party gain 40 seats in the House – Democrats are preparing to fully utilize the investigative authorities afforded to Congress as legal troubles continue to mount for the president and his inner circle.

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NBC host wants ‘climate deniers’ silenced

(Washington Times) NBC News has decided that climate change is no longer an issue that has two sides.

Sunday’s episode of “Meet the Press” with Chuck Todd featured an hourlong panel with lawmakers and scientists about the consequences of climate change. But at the start, Mr. Todd said his show is “not going to give time to climate deniers” and went on to inaccurately characterize the nature of the climate debate.

“Just as important as what we are going to do is what we’re not going to do,” he said. “We’re not going to debate climate change, the existence of it. The earth is getting hotter, and human activity is a major cause. Period.”

“We’re not going to give time to climate deniers,” Mr. Todd added. “The science is settled even if political opinion is not.”

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Trump team promoting 205 accomplishments

(Washington Examiner) At two years into his first term, President Trump and his top White House team are turning to the 2020 re-election campaign with a new focus on the 2016 promises they have kept and the impact they have had around the country and on the world stage.

“Together, we are building a safe, strong, and proud America,” said Trump in his new list of “historic results,” provided exclusively to Washington Secrets.

It highlights 14 major issue areas and lists 205 accomplishment points and initiatives all aimed at bolstering the president’s statements and tweets that his has been a successful administration despite the recent stock market volatility, his staff shake-ups and the Russia election probe.

The document outlines a 2020 platform to run on and is a revision of previous formats. Instead of just listing “accomplishments,” for example, there is more perspective on changes that have helped ordinary Americans.

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Facebook backs down after censoring Franklin Graham

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Rev. Franklin Graham, the chief of the Samaritan’s Purse Christian ministry as well as the Billy Graham Evangelical Association, is accepting a formal apology from Facebook after the social media company blocked the noted Christian leader, who has millions of people who watch his page, for 24 hours.

The leftist social media company had someone on its staff impose the punishment for a two-year-old post in which Graham supported a state law in North Carolina, his organization’s home, that simply mandated that men use men’s restrooms and locker rooms, and women use women’s facilities.

That law later was killed by progressives in the state who demand that a man who says he is a woman be allowed to use the women’s showers in public facilities.

A report on the situation:

In a statement when the punishment was imposed, Graham said, “Facebook is censoring free speech. They’re making & changing the rules. Truth is truth. God made the rules & His Word is truth. The free exchange of ideas is part of our country’s DNA.”

In an interview, he explained the penalty “just came out of nowhere.”

“All of a sudden we got a notification we’re blocked,” he said.

He noted someone inside the social media company had to go back years to find the post that company officials somehow found offensive.

“It was a personal attack for me,” he said. “I was defending the governor and the legislature on a very controversial bill. It was a good law.”

However, in Facebook’s world, he said, for that “you can be classified as hate speech and racist.”

That would be if you disagree with Facebook’s mandate to promote alternative sexual lifestyle choices.

The solution isn’t complicated, he explained.

“I would hope they would look to the Bible and get some instruction from God’s Word.”

Graham’s original statement: “Bruce Springsteen, a longtime gay rights activist, has canceled his North Carolina concert. He says the NC law #HN2 to prevent men from being able to use women’s restrooms and locker rooms is going ‘ backwards’ … Well, to be honest, we need to go back. Back to God!”

Facebook condemns anyone who doesn’t align with its corporate policy of advocating for “protected characteristics,” including “gender identity” and “sexual orientation.”

Graham pointed out that Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg told Congress some months ago that his company was a “platform for all ideas.”

“His staff hasn’t got that memo,” he said.

Among the thousands of comments was one from Emily Gilmore: “The FB ethics committee is anti American and anti Christian. So when they say you go against the FB standards, they are really saying the opposite, if you are Conservative, Christian, White, a Woman, Patriotic, then FB monitors your every action. Biased, biased, biased.

Graham warned of Facebook’s “secret rulebook for policing speech.”

Facebook’s statement said it made a mistake.

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A look back at 2018: And what a year it was…

It’s always entertaining to look back over the year to see what transpired. And what a year 2018 was.

The news media were consumed with one big story after another, but the biggest ones involved the investigation of all things President Donald Trump and the MSM’s obsession with him, the confirmation battle that ended with Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court despite a series of scurrilous and spurious claims of sexual misconduct, and, of course, the mid-term elections.

But there were a lot more things going on – and many of them as important, if not more so – than those fixated upon by the media. And we covered them for you in case you lost them in all the noise.

We have compiled the top 15 stories from the year, based on reader interaction and reaction combined with our view what was important, for your enjoyment. We present them to you here in reverse order. If we missed one you thought was particularly important, please share it with us in the comments.

Are Republican politicians on our side?

If the Republican politicians are our friends, who needs enemies?

There is a common theme in discussions with conservative friends who believe that Republican politicians — particularly those residing for very long in the District of Criminals — are cowards or become cowards who are afraid to stand up for conservative causes. It’s also a message regularly delivered by Republican-loving scribes and talking heads who claim to be conservatives.

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Looking for answer in all the wrong places

The discussion in the immediate aftermath of the Valentine’s Day massacre school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas school in Florida devolved into the same arguments that have followed every other mass shooting in America: The left wants to restrict or outright ban guns, and the right opposes any more unconstitutional restrictions on gun ownership. A dispute over gun rights ensues. The crux of the problem is ignored.

When Cain killed Abel in Genesis 4, he did so out of a rejection of Godliness, Godly love and Godly principles.

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The second ‘civil’ war

The “tolerant” left will tolerate nothing that doesn’t comport to their radical orthodoxy. And seeing their policies rejected by the electorate, they have sought to use government, the courts and a bullying media to force their will on others. Now they’re employing a new tactic: encouraging and engaging in outright bullying and physical confrontations.

In the last several days we’ve seen President Donald Trump’s Department of Homeland Security Secretary and her staff harassed as they ate at a public restaurant, Trump’s spokespuppet Sarah Huckabee Sanders asked to leave run out of a restaurant (where the restaurant owner then followed her family to another restaurant and verbally harangued them), Trump staffer Stephen Miller’s apartment swarmed by protesters who tacked up “Wanted” posters, Senator Mitch McConnell and his wife Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation, surrounded and shouted at by a mob of “students,” a DHS staffer reporting a decapitated and burned animal carcass being left on his porch, and Representative Maxine Waters (Communist-California) calling for organized mobs to look for “anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station,” and for them to “get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”

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Overcoming confusion

The ideal of political authority is to create a public mind that is a mirror image of the pretense of government. This is a perfect crime against human liberty.

The first cause of government is and can only be suppression of our human nature and loss of our identity as human beings and individuals. Hence, government authority and propaganda seek to fade the individual into group consciousness. Altruistic philosophy and self-denial is the government propaganda used in this process.

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The church of secularism is reaping what it has sown

Democracy is an organized system of political, moral and social control. It is the evolution and fulfillment of all systems gone before. It is the New World Order to perfection for the ruling international elite. It is the master strategy of taking human liberty and individualism and transferring them to the group herd that clamors for authoritarianism.

Democracy is not freedom. It is not government by the people and for the people. It is the perfect disguise for benevolent totalitarianism. As such, it’s anathema to Christian-based morality and liberty.

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American communism

How can human liberty turn into slavery without the people’s knowledge? Gradualism is the key.

Anything can be accomplished with gradualism, so there is no need for absolute military conquest. Whether it takes 50 years or 100, the elites don’t care. They’re patient. So how do they do it?

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The American system is not capitalism

One of the great myths of our time is that America is a capitalistic country. It is not, and has not been close to capitalistic for more than 150 years.

Capitalism is a social system in which an individual’s rights, including his rights to own property, are recognized and all property is privately owned. In a capitalistic society, governments acknowledge that individuals and companies can and should compete for their own economic gain, and the prices of goods and services are determined by the free market. The role of government in capitalistic societies is to ensure that markets function without interference and to protect individuals from fraud and/or the use of physical force by others.

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Why there are ‘s**thole’ countries

Whether President Donald Trump did or did not use an expletive term to describe certain Third-World nations like Haiti, El Salvador and some African countries, the controversy that erupted over the claims that Trump called them “s**tholes” demonstrates the chasm between the elites and average Americans is so wide you can’t see one side from the other.

A rational observer can look at the conditions in those countries and realize something is wrong. When countries see overwhelming portions of its population living in squalor, without basic sanitation and no supply chain from which to acquire basic necessities, it is not unreasonable to describe those countries in less than glowing terms. This is especially true if the countries have been in this condition for most — if not all — of their histories.

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Trump knocks the media off their hinges again

With no public events on his schedule, President Donald Trump had time on his hands. As so often happens when this is the case, his empty hands gravitated to his phone.

The president took to his favorite social media platform and let loose a 12-tweet barrage that sent the media into a tizzy. His tweets focused on Senator Elizabeth Warren (Communist – Lie-Awatha), highlighted some of his administration’s accomplishments (strong job numbers), Saudi Arabia, the Honduran migrant caravan and phony Russiagate scandal.

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The WIRE: Your week in review

From Port au Prince to Pelosi making us wince — and most points in between — it’s time for a look back at the week that was. Personal Liberty Digest® presents: The WIRE!

President Trump allegedly called Haiti and some African countries “shitholes” Thursday, touching off a symphony of leftist butthurt.

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We don’t need your civil war

Time was, whenever someone noted the Democrats’ anti-gun rhetoric began listing too far toward fascism, they’d scoff that they were being paranoid. “No one is coming for your guns,” they’d laugh, although not as loudly as when their Messiah Obama mocked gun owners as violent, backwards, religious fanatics. That was then, this is now.

As we’ve learned in the days since the Left turned a terrorist attack that took the lives of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida, into an attempt to normalize blatantly defamatory rhetoric about the NRA, AR-15 owners and civil liberties in general, they’re coming for your guns, my friends… and they’re through being coy about it.

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Longtime Middle East journalist reports no evidence of gas attack in Syria

A journalist who has covered Middle East wars for decades and was the first on the ground in Douma, the site of the alleged gas attack that prompted a bombing campaign by the U.S., U.K. and France, says there’s no evidence of a gas attack.

Robert Fisk, writing for the U.K.’s The Independent, says eyewitnesses, including a Syrian doctor, says no gas attack occurred that night. From the report, as told to Fisk by Dr. Assim Rahaibani:

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Trump’s impeachable offense – and Paul Ryan’s and Mitch McConnell’s

Lost amid the hullabaloo that is the phony Trump dossier, Trump-Russia collusion charges, paid off porn actresses and Robert Mueller’s witch hunt, President Donald Trump committed an offense for which he should be impeached.

His recent attack on Syria – a country which has not attacked the U.S. (and in fact, is incapable of attacking the U.S) and which poses no threat – was immoral, illegal and unconstitutional. Beyond that, it was based on a lie, as all recent U.S. wars have been. It therefore reaches the threshold of “high crimes and misdemeanors.”

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Gun owners: These companies don’t want your business

Corporate America is sending a message to U.S. 2nd Amendment supporters as company after company severs benefits partnerships with the National Rifle Association.

The leftist website ThinkProgress, which is funded by George Soros’ Center for American Progress, is taking credit for the growing #BoycottNRA movement which kicked off in the days following the tragic school shooting in Florida earlier this month.

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Mr. Jorge’s wild (and illegal) ride

Tragedy struck Monday afternoon in Detroit. An innocent man was dragged from his home, ripped from the loving embrace of his family and hurled out of the country by stormtroopers serving a fascist government bent on punishing good people to benefit bad. As his family, and a crowd of onlookers wept openly, Jorge Garcia was stuffed onto an outbound plane, a victim of President Donald Trump’s war on Americans.

At least that’s how the Democrats tell the story. In reality, Jorge Garcia is a criminal, and after 30 years on the lam, the law finally caught up to him. See, Jorge wasn’t just a kindly landscaper from Lincoln Park. Jorge was an illegal alien. He and his family aren’t victims of stormtroopers, a fascist government or President Donald Trump.

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Trump: Obama has a wall around his home

(DAILY MAIL) — President Donald Trump on Sunday argued former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama have a wall around their Washington D.C. home for security so the U.S. should have the same.

‘President and Mrs. Obama built/has a ten foot Wall around their D.C. mansion/compound. I agree, totally necessary for their safety and security. The U.S. needs the same thing, slightly larger version!,’ he tweeted.

It’s the latest missive from the president who’s fighting his way out of a partial government shutdown over a battle with Democrats over funding his wall. Negotiations are at a standstill on day nine.

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