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Nancy Pelosi Surfaces At Luxurious Hawaii Resort During Shutdown

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The government is entering its seventh day of the shutdown and Washington DC is empty. The cowards in Congress fled the scene of the crime, but Trump stayed behind, determined to solve the deadlock.

But Trump cannot do this all alone and the cowards in Congress should get back to DC and get to work, but first, we have to pry Nancy Pelosi from her expensive vacation.

From the Free Beacon: Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi is spending the government shutdown at a luxury resort in Hawaii, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.

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Pelosi, who has put blame squarely on President Donald Trump for the current government shutdown, was spotted Thursday vacationing in Hawaii at the Fairmont Orchid resort, where room accommodations range from $899-a-night for a standard room to $4,899-a-night for the presidential suite.

The resort, on Hawaii’s Big Island, features a golf course, six restaurants, and a 10,000-square-foot oceanfront pool.

It also features a “Spa Without Walls,” where the 110-minute Ali’i Royal Experience is available for $369 and a 50-minute couples massage runs $549, according to the spa menu. While at the spa, guests can snack on a gluten-free grilled prawn summer roll for $19.

Trump canceled his Christmas trip to Florida and remained in the White House, saying on Christmas Eve that he was “waiting for the Democrats to come back and make a deal.” The president left the White House on Christmas to travel to Iraq and meet with American troops stationed overseas.

Trump has been holding work meetings since Congress went into recess, including one with Department of Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on how to fund the administration’s border security plan.

Pelosi, meanwhile, has been speaking to the press. She gave an exclusive interview to USA Today just before Christmas calling Trump a “fear monger.”

“He talked about terrorists coming in over that particular border, which wasn’t so,” Pelosi said. “He’s using scare tactics that are not evidence-based, and it’s wrong.”

It should be noted lest anyone forget that Nancy Pelosi is one if the richest members of Congress and fleeing the crisis she helped cause may very well be a “let them eat cake” moment from she will never recover.

Mother Of Deceased Migrant Child Breaks Silence, Embarrasses Nancy Pelosi

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The mother of an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died in U.S. custody came clean and just embarrassed Nancy Pelosi and the obstructionist Democrats in the process.

She revealed the real reasons her family made the dangerous journey to the promised land of the United States of America and why a young child made it in the first place.

Look, there may be some of these migrants who are fleeing violence but many more are fleeing poverty.

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From The Daily Caller: In an interview with Reuters, Catarina Alonzo said that her husband took her son with him to the border in the hopes that the child would afford them easier entry into the United States.

Instead, 8-year-old Felipe Gomez Alonzo became ill and passed away.

“Lots of them have gone with children and managed to cross, even if they’re held for a month or two. But they always manage to get across easily,” Alonzo told Reuters through sobs.

Alonzo said that her husband, an agricultural worker, wanted to get to the U.S. to find better work to pay off his debts. He also hoped that he could enroll Felipe in a higher quality school.

From Reuters: Marta Larra, a spokeswoman for Guatemala’s Foreign Ministry, said smugglers known as “coyotes” often encourage migrants to take children as a form of “visa.” Many coyotes, she noted, are trusted by migrant families, so their word carries weight.

But Lucas Perez, the mayor of Yalambojoch, said some coyotes are only interested in ripping off people. Still, for many migrants trying to cross the U.S. border, taking a child along was the “only option,” he told Reuters.

Describing migration from the area as “constant,” Perez estimated about 200 people from the tiny village live in the United States.

Agustin Gomez, the boy’s father, has two brothers in the United States he hoped to meet, his wife said.

Next to her hut, laborers worked on a two-story concrete house with a twin-gabled, tiled roof – evidence of the money coming back from the United States, the mayor said.

Under U.S. law, families from countries that do not border the United States cannot be immediately deported, and because of a longstanding legal settlement, there are restrictions on how long U.S. authorities can detain migrant children.

As a result, families with children are often released to await an immigration court hearing, which can be scheduled well into the future due to ballooning backlogs.

U.S. President Donald Trump has tried to reverse the policy, which he calls “catch and release,” but has been blocked by lawsuits in federal court.

In the meantime, Trump’s insistence on building a southern border wall has given coyotes a fresh argument to promote migration, Larra said.

“According to interviews (with migrants), the coyotes are saying ‘it’s now or never’ because the wall is going to be built, and it won’t be possible to cross,” she said.

Our laws are clear and while we are the most generous nation on the earth, we must follow our laws and if people learn how to game them for their benefit we need to change the laws to reflect the real conditions on the ground.

This is not complicated, regardless of what the obstructionist Dems will say.

After CNN Bashed Trump Supporting Troops, US Air Force Embarrasses Entire Network

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CNN wasted no time in trashing Trump for the unpardonable sin of visiting the troops over Christmas. Believe me, if they trash him for that nothing he does will ever be good enough.

But they didn’t stop there, CNN also went after our beloved troops and claimed they made some serious infractions for showing their support for Trump and got embarrassed for their shoddy reporting.

From Legal Insurrection: The Defense Department guidelines state that “active duty personnel may not engage in partisan political activities and all military personnel should avoid the inference that their political activities imply or appear to imply DoD sponsorship, approval, or endorsement of a political candidate, campaign, or cause.”

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I have no idea why asking for the commander-in-chief’s autograph violates these rules. There is no election going on right now. The president did not bring the hats or the flags. The soldiers had them. The items belonged to the soldiers.

Retired Rear Admiral John Kirby and CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr explained:

“It is, in fact, a campaign slogan, that is a campaign item, and it’s completely inappropriate for the troops to do this,” Mr. Kirby said. “Not supposed to do this. And I’m sure their boss is seeing that. They’re not going to be happy about it.”

CNN Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr called it “very much against military policy and regulation.”

“The pool reporters traveling said that the troops brought the hats with them, including one hat that said ‘Trump 2020,’” said Ms. Starr. “We will have to see if that actually proves to be the case. The question is, if they brought them or if the President brought them: What commander allowed that to really happen?”

Enter the truth, from Military.com: U.S. Air Forces Europe said troops holding “Make America Great Again” hats during President Donald Trump’s visit Thursday to Ramstein Air Base were not in violation of military rules that prohibit taking part in partisan activities while in uniform.

“There is no rule against Airmen bringing personal items to be signed by the president,” USAFE said in a statement.

More than 200 airmen greeted Trump on Thursday at a Ramstein Air Base aircraft hangar, where the president and first lady Melania Trump were greeted with cheers.

Trump posed for photos, shook hands and signed autographs with airmen during a scene that resembled photo-op visits of former commanders-in-chief in years past. But the public display by some uniformed troops, who held red “Make America Great Again” hats synonymous with Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, prompted widespread criticism on social media

Trump Finds Skeleton In Obama’s Closet, Ruthlessly Exposes It

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President Trump is done playing games and is ramping up the pressure on the Democrats to finally do the right thing.

Look, the left has already approved measures to fund the wall in the past two years but court decisions and late additions to the bills doomed them.

So they have voted in the past for border security and they will again – they just need the right pressure and leverage applied.

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In a series of blistering tweets today Trump laid down the law before finding a skeleton in Barack Obama’s closet and exposing it for maximum effect.

First, he went after a Democrat talking point and destroyed it.

“The reason the DACA for Wall deal didn’t get done was that a ridiculous court decision from the 9th Circuit allowed DACA to remain, thereby setting up a Supreme Court case. After ruling, Dems dropped deal – and that’s where we are today, Democrat obstruction of the needed Wall.”

“Border Patrol Agents want the Wall.” Democrat’s say they don’t want the Wall (even though they know it is really needed), and they don’t want ICE. They don’t have much to campaign on, do they? An Open Southern Border and the large scale crime that comes with such stupidity!”

“Brad Blakeman: “The American people understand that we have been played by foreign actors who would rather have us fight their battles for them. The President says look, this is your neighborhood, you’ve got to stand up to protect yourselves. Don’t always look to America.”

“This isn’t about the Wall, everybody knows that a Wall will work perfectly (In Israel the Wall works 99.9%). This is only about the Dems not letting Donald Trump & the Republicans have a win. They may have the 10 Senate votes, but we have the issue, Border Security. 2020!”

Then Trump dug deep into Obama’s closet and dragged out his most notorious skeleton then used that to drive home what is at stake over the border wall.

From The Hill: President Trump on Friday threatened to “close the Southern Border entirely” if Democrats do not agree to provide money to “finish” building a wall on the Mexican border.

Trump made the threat in a series of tweets on the seventh day of a partial government shutdown that entered its seventh day on Friday with no end in sight.

The shutdown began on Saturday after Democrats rejected demands from Trump that $5 billion be included for the wall in a measure to keep the government open.

“We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall & also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our Country is saddled with,” the president tweeted.

He also criticized past presidents and Congresses over the nation’s current immigration laws.

“Hard to believe there was a Congress & President who would approve!”

President Trump Overrules Advisers, Fires Shot Across China’s Bow

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President Trump inherited a mess caused by greedy cowards who literally sold out the USA for short-term cash.

They sent our jobs and worse, our advanced technology to the Chinese or sat back while they stole the secrets that make out tech the best in the world. To be kind to our hapless leaders of the past, they thought they could move China away from capitalism and towards freedom and democracy. It didn’t work, instead, we created a monster that Trump has to capture and put back in the box.

We gave China a chance and they betrayed that trust as they moved towards a hardline authoritarian future that will be a nightmare for its citizens.

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Worse, they want to spread their horrific vision for the future to other parts of the globe. Enter President Trump.

The issue is the new 5G cell networks that are rolling out across the world – China wants everyone to use their technology rather than US tech.

Many countries – Austraila, England, to name just two are working with Trump to ban Chinese tech over surveillance fears.

From CNBC: President Donald Trump is considering an executive order in the new year to declare a national emergency that would bar U.S. companies from using telecommunications equipment made by China’s Huawei and ZTE, three sources familiar with the situation told Reuters.

It would be the latest step by the Trump administration to cut Huawei Technologies and ZTE, two of China’s biggest network equipment companies, out of the U.S. market. The United States alleges that the two companies work at the behest of the Chinese government and that their equipment could be used to spy on Americans.

The executive order, which has been under consideration for more than eight months, could be issued as early as January and would direct the Commerce Department to block U.S. companies from buying equipment from foreign telecommunications makers that pose significant national security risks, sources from the telecoms industry and the administration said.

While the order is unlikely to name Huawei or ZTE, a source said it is expected that Commerce officials would interpret it as authorization to limit the spread of equipment made by the two companies. The sources said the text for the order has not been finalized.

The executive order would invoke the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, a law that gives the president the authority to regulate commerce in response to a national emergency that threatens the United States.

The issue has new urgency as U.S. wireless carriers look for partners as they prepare to adopt next generation 5G wireless networks.

The order follows the passage of a defense policy bill in August that barred the U.S. government itself from using Huawei and ZTE equipment.

From The New York Post:It would be the latest step by the Trump administration to cut Huawei Technologies Co.s Ltd. and ZTE Corp., two of China’s biggest network equipment companies, out of the US market. The United States alleges that the two companies work at the behest of the Chinese government and that their equipment could be used to spy on Americans.

The executive order, which has been under consideration for more than eight months, could be issued as early as January and would direct the Commerce Department to block US companies from buying equipment from foreign telecommunications makers that pose significant national security risks, sources from the telecoms industry and the administration said.

Trump To Declare National Emergency Over Two Chinese Tech Firms

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President Trump is about to do what is necessary with the very real threat from China and most sane observers say it is about time.

For too long have we sat by and let China steal our technology and our jobs while our weak politicians did nothing and our greedy CEO’s cashed in.

They sold us out and in doing so created a viable national security threat from a newly modernized China.

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We gave China a chance and they betrayed that trust as they moved towards a hardline authoritarian future that will be a nightmare for its citizens.

Worse, they want to spread their horrific vision for the future to other parts of the globe. Enter President Trump.

The issue is the new 5G cell networks that are rolling out across the world – China wants everyone to use their technology rather than US tech.

Many countries – Austraila, England, to name just two are working with Trump to ban Chinese tech over surveillance fears.

Based on China’s past misbehavior, this is a mandatory move and one Trump is leading.

From CNBC: President Donald Trump is considering an executive order in the new year to declare a national emergency that would bar U.S. companies from using telecommunications equipment made by China’s Huawei and ZTE, three sources familiar with the situation told Reuters.

It would be the latest step by the Trump administration to cut Huawei Technologies and ZTE, two of China’s biggest network equipment companies, out of the U.S. market. The United States alleges that the two companies work at the behest of the Chinese government and that their equipment could be used to spy on Americans.

The executive order, which has been under consideration for more than eight months, could be issued as early as January and would direct the Commerce Department to block U.S. companies from buying equipment from foreign telecommunications makers that pose significant national security risks, sources from the telecoms industry and the administration said.

While the order is unlikely to name Huawei or ZTE, a source said it is expected that Commerce officials would interpret it as authorization to limit the spread of equipment made by the two companies. The sources said the text for the order has not been finalized.

The executive order would invoke the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, a law that gives the president the authority to regulate commerce in response to a national emergency that threatens the United States.

The issue has new urgency as U.S. wireless carriers look for partners as they prepare to adopt next generation 5G wireless networks.

The order follows the passage of a defense policy bill in August that barred the U.S. government itself from using Huawei and ZTE equipment.

Trump Fires Shot Across Dem’s Bow, Scores Direct Hit

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President Trump stunned his critics by making a surprise visit to war zone troops this Christmas, removing one more thing that media and Democrats can bash him for.

To say they have a double standard for Trump is an understatement and the fact that they do not give him any positive coverage is hurting their credibility at a time when they cannot afford it.

The media has turned into a tabloid version of its former self, running gossip and rumor over fact which is why Trump keeps winning.

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From MSN: The border wall has been the focal point of government funding negotiations between Capitol Hill and the White House.

The Senate initially passed a bill without the border wall funding, but Trump, after facing pressure from several conservative allies, declared the next day he would not sign it without money for his signature campaign promise.

The House last week passed a bill with $5.7 billion in wall funding, though it was seen as dead on arrival in the Senate as it was clear it would fail to reach a 60-vote hurdle.

Democrats in both houses have declared their opposition to the border wall, with Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) calling it a “nonstarter.”

The president during a trip to visit U.S. troops in Iraq on Wednesday doubled down on his demand for $5 billion for a border wall to end the shutdown, now in its sixth day.

“Whatever it takes. We need a wall. We need safety for our country. Even from this standpoint. We have terrorists coming in through the southern border,” he told reporters.

President Trump early Thursday resumed his feud with Democrats on Capitol Hill over funding for a border wall, claiming that most of the hundreds of thousands of federal employees furloughed or forced to work without pay due to a partial government shutdown are Democrats.

“Have the Democrats finally realized that we desperately need Border Security and a Wall on the Southern Border. Need to stop Drugs, Human Trafficking, Gang Members & Criminals from coming into our Country,” he tweeted.

“Do the Dems realize that most of the people not getting paid are Democrats?” he added.

Can’t argue with that.

President And Melania Trump Make Surpise Christmas Visit To Frontline Troops

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The critics have been going all in on trashing President Trump and blaming him for basically all of the country’s problems.

One unfounded criticism is that Trump hasn’t visited the troops in harm’s way, specifically Iraq in Afghanistan.

The fact is Trump has visited the troops and was planning a visit to the frontlines but the last minute government stalemate that led to a shutdown and threw these plans in disarray… but also presented an opportunity.

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If the Democrats took their ball and left Washington to go home, Trump could do the same but instead of going to visit his family, he would go visit the troops.

From ABCPresident Donald Trump went to Al Asad Air Base in Iraq on his first visit to U.S. troops in the the Middle East as president.

First lady Melania Trump joined him on the unscheduled Wednesday visit.

Trump visited with U.S. troops stationed in South Korea in Nov. 2017, but he had yet to visit Americans deployed in the Middle East.

Trump’s immediate predecessors each visited troops in the region much earlier: President George W. Bush first traveled to Baghdad in Nov. 2003, roughly eight months after ordering American troops to Iraq.

President Barack Obama, who first visited Iraq as a senator, made his first trip as commander-in-chief in April 2008, roughly three months after taking office.

 Trump first visited with troops overseas in Italy in May 2017, roughly four months after taking office.

His visit Wednesday, the day after Christmas, continues a long tradition of presidents visiting with service members at home or abroad during the holiday season. On Christmas Day, Trump participated in a video call with service members serving across the country and overseas during the holidays.

Trump’s visit comes after the president’s decision to withdraw American troops from Syria surprised Washington, blindsiding lawmakers, members of the administration and American allies across the world and on the ground fighting Islamic State in Syria.

Mike Huckabee Calls Out Media, Embarrrasses Them For Christmas Trump Hysteria

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Mike Huckabee was stunned as were most sane Americans when the media industrial complex went after President Trump for comments he made to a 7-year-old about Santa Claus.

Talk about Tump derangement syndrome. So Mike went after his cohorts in the media with his devastating wit and exposed them all.

From Fox News: The president and first lady made a series of calls on Christmas Eve, and Trump was heard asking a child if she believed in Santa.

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“Are you still a believer in Santa?” the president was heard saying. “Because at 7, it’s marginal, right?”

Huckabee said on “Fox & Friends” that the reaction to Trump’s conversation contributes to the “disgust” and “disdain” Americans have for the media.

“There’s no balance in the media these days,” he said. “It’s no longer journalism, it’s advocacy.”

Not only is that supposed media imbalance unfortunate for Trump himself, Huckabee added, it’s unfortunate for the American public.

“They’re the ones who are really losing the opportunity to get solid and reliable information and then make their own decisions. That’s how America is supposed to work.”

The child’s father said, “I think it’s crazy it became a big deal. It’s Christmastime. I’d love to keep politics out of Christmas,” Donald Lloyd said. “It didn’t bother me — I like to talk to my kids like adults.”

This is just the latest in a string of ludicrous attacks on Trump from the left. What is strange is there are many legitimate areas one could disagree with Trump, the guy is not perfect and has made some big mistakes.

They don’t do it though, instead, they play this tabloid journalism game where everything is a sensational story ending with Trump as a monster.

That they tried to take a nice moment, Trump taking the call, into a hit job is a new low even for the media.

Sebastian Gorka Wipes Insufferable Smirk Of Ocasio-Cortez’s Face With Brutal History Lesson

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The ignorance on the left is nothing new but the arrogant certainty with which they preach their falsehoods is new.

It used to be that some of our politicians knew nothing and rather than open their mouths and remove all doubt they were ignorant, they kept silent.

Not this new crew of socialist all-stars, they refuse to let facts and embarrassment get in the way of their talking points and thankfully we have people like Sebastian Gorka to set the record straight.

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From IJR: “Joy to the World!” Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) wrote as people celebrated the birth of Jesus, but she also brought up the idea that Jesus was a “refugee” in the manger — which backfired on the self-proclaimed “democratic socialist.”

Ocasio-Cortez came under fire over her Christmas tweet when she compared it to the immigrants who are at the U.S.-Mexico border.

She has previously compared the migrant caravan to Jewish families fleeing Nazi Germany.
“Merry Christmas everyone – here’s to a holiday filled with happiness, family, and love for all people. (Including refugee babies in mangers + their parents.),” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter.

According to Fox News, Ocasio-Cortez’s statement missed the mark. Fox News’ Samuel Chamberlain wrote:

Mary and Joseph are not depicted as refugees in the Nativity story. According to the Gospel of Luke, Joseph brings the pregnant Mary to Bethlehem so that he may enroll in a census ordered by the Roman emperor Agustus.

The couple are forced to take shelter in the stable where Jesus is born due to a lack of room at the inn.

However, in the Gospel of Matthew, Mary and Joseph flee into Egypt with the infant Jesus after King Herod of Judea orders the murder of every boy aged two and under in Bethlehem after the Magi ask him where to find the newborn “King of the Jews.”

The Holy Family escape the slaughter and are told by an angel to return to Israel once Herod is dead.

Enter Sebastian Gorka:

“You really should read the Bible @Ocasio2018. Mother Mary and St. Joseph were NOT refugees.

In fact, by traveling to The Town of King David as part of the Roman census, they were obeying national laws.

Exactly the opposite of a refugee or an Illegal Alien. Facts: TRY THEM.