Jan 202017
 

CNBC: “The forgotten men and women of this country will be forgotten no longer,” the businessman and former reality television star said in front of the U.S. Capitol on Friday.

Opinion: My favorite part of the speech: President Trump slammed four former presidents, especially Barack Obama, and every member of Congress. Look how much they loved the speech.

“Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered, but the jobs left, and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories. Their triumphs have not been your triumphs, and while they celebrated in our nation’s capitol, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.

That all changed starting right here and right now, because this moment is your moment. It belongs to you. It belongs to everyone gathered here today, and everyone watching, all across America. This is your day. This is your celebration, and this, the United States of America, is your country.”

Washington politicians grew wealthy, while middle class families saw healthcare costs soar and incomes drop.

Two Scripture selections grabbed my attention:

Franklin Graham: “Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.” 1 Timothy 2:1-6 

Rabbi Marvin Heir “Bless all of our allies around the world who share our beliefs, ‘By the rivers of Babylon, we wept as we remember Zion…If I forget you O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill’ (Psalm 137:5).”

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Jan 192017
 

Zero Hedge: “Washington will turn into a virtual fortress ahead of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration on Friday, as the U.S. capital braces for more than a quarter-million protesters expected during the Republican’s swearing-in.

About 28,000 security personnel, miles (kilometers) of fencing, roadblocks, street barricades and dump trucks laden with sand will be part of the security cordon clamped around 3 square miles (almost 8 square km) of central Washington.

Opinion: CNN is gleefully reporting a potential designated survivor scenario that could land an Obama Cabinet member in the Oval Office. The LA Times says it’s last call to get over the border before President Trump puts real teeth in immigration laws, and an LGBT group is dancing in front of Vice President-elect Pence’s home.

The supposedly tolerant left is coming unglued because they just cannot stand intolerance.

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Jan 192017
 

Reuters News: “U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations will blast the world body over its treatment of Israel at her Senate confirmation hearing, according to prepared testimony seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

“Nowhere has the UN’s failure been more consistent and more outrageous than in its bias against our close ally Israel,” Republican South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said in the opening remarks for her appearance on Wednesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Any honest assessment also finds an institution that is often at odds with American national interests and American taxpayers.”

Opinion: Contrast Nikki Haley’s comments with Samantha Power, Obama’s UN ambassador to the UN:

“The United States will not support the use of any additional land for the purpose of settlements during the transitional period. Indeed, the immediate adoption of a settlement freeze by Israel, more than any other action, could create the confidence needed for wider participation in these talks. Further settlement activity is in no way necessary for the security of Israel and only diminishes the confidence of the Arabs that a final outcome can be freely and fairly negotiated.”

It should come as no surprise that Mrs. Power trained at the knee of George Soros.

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Jan 182017
 
After a war on leaks, Obama makes a U-turn, commutes Chelsea Manning’s sentence

McClatchy Report: “With barely 72 hours left in office, President Barack Obama Tuesday did an abrupt U-turn on his years-long assault on government leaks and showed leniency toward two military figures who’d helped make public highly sensitive secrets. Both Democrats and Republicans said they were bewildered – even angered – by Obama’s commutation of the

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Jan 172017
 
Rouhani: Trump's talk 'propaganda,' he can't cancel Iran nuclear deal

JPost: “DUBAI – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday US President-elect Donald Trump cannot unilaterally cancel the nuclear deal Tehran signed with world powers including Washington and that talk of renegotiating it was “meaningless.” “The president elect has shown he is not happy about the nuclear deal, calling it the worst deal ever signed. This

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Jan 142017
 
China's Xi to Promote Globalization at Davos

Reuters: “This year’s forum, from Jan. 17-20, is expected to be dominated by discussion of a surge in public hostility toward globalization and the rise of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, whose tough talk on trade, including promises of tariffs against China and Mexico, helped win him the White House. Trump will be sworn in on

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Jan 132017
 
Thousands of US troops on Russia's doorstep in Poland deployment

Fox News: “It marked the first deployment of armored brigade combat teams and armor to Europe after a long drawdown from the continent. For decades, Poland had asked for help in keeping Moscow at bay, but at the same time, President-elect Donald Trump has signaled he could try to pursue a friendly relationship with Russian

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