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#1 Resolute Reads from the White House

Posted: Wed, 15 Aug 18, 00:48 am
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Trump’s New Short-Term Health Insurance Rule is a Major Victory for Young People and Working Families
-Washington Examiner

“The average family enrolled in [an Obamacare] Silver Plan will pay a maximum of $13,725 for out-of-pocket expenses, with Silver Plan deductibles increasing by 13 percent in just the past year alone,” Justin Haskins of the Heartland Institute writes. “Health insurance this expensive is virtually useless.”

Trump Reinstates Iran Sanctions, Slams ‘Horrible’ Nuclear Deal
-Fox News

In May, President Donald J. Trump announced America’s withdrawal from the flawed Iran nuclear deal. This week, the Administration followed through on that promise. On Tuesday at midnight, the Treasury Department restored many of the sanctions the Obama Administration lifted as part of the deal, Rich Edson reports.

Pence Calls for Space Force to be Established by 2020
-Fox News

“Vice President Pence called Thursday for America to assert its dominance in space,” Adam Shaw reports—“and revealed the Trump administration wants to create the ‘Space Force’ by 2020.” The Vice President said “our adversaries have transformed space into a warfighting domain already and the United States will not shrink from this challenge.”

Israelis and Palestinians Must Unite Against Shared Threat

Special U.S. Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt writes that “while Hamas focuses on violence toward their Israeli neighbors, they have neglected and utterly failed to build the infrastructure and systems to make life better in Gaza.” But Greenblatt says that today Israelis and Palestinians have a chance to finally live in peace if they work together to address the deadly threat Hamas presents.

How Visa ‘Overstays’ are Fueling America’s Immigration Boom
-The Washington Times

Stephen Dinan reports that “more than 400,000 people came to the U.S. on legal visitor visas in 2017 but were still here six months after their time was up,” according to new information from the Department of Homeland Security. “‘Visa overstays’ account for a large percentage of new immigrants who settle illegally in the country every year.”

Tax Cuts Delivering Relief Small Businesses Need

“It’s now been seven months since the tax cuts took effect, and small business owners are making real investments in their businesses and their employees – raising wages, providing bonuses and benefits, and creating more jobs,” Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon writes. “This truly is a golden age for small business.”

Amgen Freezes Drug Prices, Credits Trump
-Washington Examiner

“Drug maker Amgen, which recently said that it won’t raise prices again this year, is crediting the Trump administration’s effort to steady the price of drugs,” Paul Bedard reports. President Trump has “pushed companies to lower prices and promised that many would. Amgen is one of the biggest to act since Trump made his promise.”

Hardly Anyone Wants to Admit America Is Beating Poverty
-The Wall Street Journal

Bruce Meyer and James Sullivan write that when it comes to poverty in America, “the White House tells the truth, but partisans on both sides are wedded to the idea of failure.” Their conclusion: “Encouraging self-sufficiency used to be a bipartisan issue; it can be again.”

IBD/TIPP Poll: Americans Give Trump An 'A' For Economy
-Investor’s Business Daily

The Investor’s Business Daily Editorial Board writes that Americans give President Trump an “A” grade on the economy, according to a new poll. The money quote—literally: “People are feeling more secure in their finances than they have at least since the early 2000s.”

Cracking Down on Synthetic Opioid Sales
-Tampa Bay Times

“When it comes to synthetic opioids, there is no such thing as a small case,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions writes. “Three milligrams of fentanyl can be fatal. That’s equivalent to a pinch of salt. It’s not even enough to cover Lincoln’s face on a penny.” That’s why the Administration is launching Operation Synthetic Opioids Surge.

The End of Veteran Homelessness is Within Reach in South Florida
-Miami Herald

“We have few responsibilities greater than making certain those who have sacrificed so much in service to this country have a home they can call their own,” Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson writes. “This is a problem we can solve.”

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Trump Signs Defense Policy Bill that Rebuilds Military, Boosts Troop Pay

-The Washington Times

“President Trump signed a $716 billion defense bill Monday that authorizes hundreds of new planes, ships and tanks — and delivers a substantial victory to the administration,” Dave Boyer reports. President Trump called the new National Defense Authorization Act “the most significant investment in our military, and in our war fighters, in modern history” while speaking to troops at Fort Drum, New York.
Youth Unemployment Hits 52-Year Low

-The Wall Street Journal

Andrew Duehren reports that “the unemployment rate among young Americans fell to its lowest level in more than 50 years this summer,” according to the Department of Labor. “Low unemployment among young people shows that in a tight labor market more opportunities are opening to groups that historically have struggled to find jobs.”
The New York Times Runs a Sloppy, Specious Democratic Hit on Brett Kavanaugh

-National Review

“Brett Kavanaugh may well be one of the most qualified jurists ever nominated for the High Court,” David French writes. “Once again, the Democrats have taken their swing at an outstanding nominee. Once again, they’ve missed.”
Small Business Optimism at 35-Year High

-Fox Business

Leia Klingel writes that “small business owners’ optimism touched a 35-year high in July, with businesses setting records in terms of job creation and hiring,” according to a new survey from the National Federation of Independent Business. “In July 2018, the NFIB’s Small Business Optimism Index marked its second highest level in the survey’s 45-year history.”
Report: Regulations Being Cut at Record Pace, Savings Double

-Washington Examiner

“Federal agencies, led by Labor and Health and Human Services, are cutting Obama-era regulations and saving money faster than demanded by President Trump,” Paul Bedard reports, citing a new report from the American Action Forum. “As a result, the administration is expected to easily meet the president’s order to cut at least two old regulations for every new one issued.”
Confidence Is High

-The Wall Street Journal

“Americans are smart enough to know a better economy when they see one,” The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes. “Apparently Americans are believing their own eyes”—not negative political spin.
Vice President Pence: The Evidence is Clear — America is Back

-The Des Moines Register

“After years of slow growth and stagnant wages under the last administration, under this president, the American economy is on track to grow at its fastest pace in nearly 15 years,” Vice President Mike Pence writes.
How Law Enforcement is Taking Action on the Opioid Crisis

-Boston Globe

Attorney General Jeff Sessions writes that in response to President Trump’s plan to halt the opioid crisis, the Justice Department has begun Operation Synthetic Opioids Surge (SOS). “Under Operation SOS, I am ordering our prosecutors in 10 districts with some of the highest overdose death rates to prosecute every synthetic opioid trafficking case, no matter how small.”
Americans Increasingly Want Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed

-Washington Examiner

“Americans increasingly want the Senate to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a new Quinnipiac poll,” Becket Adams writes. “The growing support from Kavanaugh is coming primarily from independents.”

#3 Resolute Reads from the White House 8/25/2018

Posted: Sat, 25 Aug 18, 16:38 pm
by bernomatic

Mainstream Media vs. Main Street USA

Steve Cortes tells a tale of two Americas: “the concerns of Mainstream Media vs. those of Main Street USA.” Those worlds couldn’t be more different. “Far from New York newsrooms and the Georgetown salons of Washington lobbyists, Americans grasp the reality of a stronger and more prosperous country,” Cortes explains.

US Stock Market Sets Record-Long Bull Run
-Fox Business

Leia Klingel reports that U.S. stocks have set a record for the longest bull market in history. “Many believe it has plenty of room to run. Consumer spending makes up about two-thirds of U.S. economic growth, and economic data shows that consumers are confident in their finances.”

ICE Deports Former Nazi Labor Camp Guard Who Lied About His Past
-Washington Examiner

“U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement early Tuesday deported a former Nazi SS labor camp guard to Germany, pursuant to a 2004 deportation order,” Pete Kasperowicz reports. “Jakiw Palij, 95, had lived in Queens, N.Y., for decades, according to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. She said President Trump prioritized Palij's deportation after ‘extensive negotiations’ with Germany.”

I Was an Astronaut. We Need a Space Force.
-The Washington Post

Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Terry Virts, who served as commander of the International Space Station, explains the importance of President Trump’s vision for a sixth branch of our military. “There has been a fair amount of criticism stemming from a lack of understanding about what such a force would be,” Virts says.

President Trump Awards Medal of Honor to Fallen Airman John Chapman
-USA Today

“President Donald Trump on Wednesday awarded the Medal of Honor to the widow of John Chapman, a U.S. Air Force technical sergeant, who died at 36 in Afghanistan,” Caroline Simon reports. “In this final act of supreme courage, John gave his life for his fellow warriors,” President Trump said at a ceremony in the White House.

A Better Way to Ensure Clean, Reliable Energy
-Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler breaks down how under the Trump Administration’s new Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, “the era of top-down, one-size-fits-all federal mandates is over.” Unlike the Obama-era Clean Power Plan—which was formally disapproved in a bipartisan act of Congress—the ACE rule appreciates that “reliable and affordable energy is the foundation of America’s strength.”

Trump: ‘Open-Border Extremists’ Oppose ICE, Border Patrol
-The Daily Signal

“President Donald Trump praised the actions of federal immigration agents Monday and denounced ‘open-borders extremists,’” Fred Lucas reports. “Any politician who puts criminal aliens before American citizens should find a new line of work,” the President said at a ceremony honoring immigration law enforcement officers.

Media’s Biggest Kavanaugh Misses: Aspiring Hit Pieces on Supreme Court Pick Draw Mockery
-Fox News

The most recent attempt by the left to discredit Judge Brett Kavanaugh? “A detailed New Yorker analysis of his college sports reporting three decades ago,” Brian Flood writes, “which quotes one academic, somehow, asserting that Kavanaugh’s college basketball articles show he would endorse ‘unlimited Presidential power.’”

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#5 Resolute Reads from the White House September 8, 2018

Posted: Mon, 10 Sep 18, 20:11 pm
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August Jobs Growth Tops Expectations, Unemployment Holds Near 18-Year Low
-Fox Business

“The U.S. jobs market is humming along, with hiring picking up in August and paychecks growing [while] the unemployment rate held steady,” Leia Klingel reports. “Payrolls increased by 201,000 in August and the unemployment rate stayed at 3.9 percent.”

Bar Association Lauds Kavanaugh: 'What We Saw Was an Allegiance to the Law'
-The Washington Times

“Judge Brett Kavanaugh is not only qualified to sit on the Supreme Court but is at the ‘top of the stream,’ the American Bar Association told senators Friday, delivering a powerful statement of support for President Trump’s nominee,” Alex Swoyer reports. “The ABA also shot down Democrats’ charges that there was a pattern of conservative bias in the judge’s rulings,” she writes.

Jobs Report Beats as Wage Growth Soars at its Fastest Pace Since the Great Recession
-Business Insider

“US employers added more jobs than forecast in August, and wages increased at their fastest pace since the Great Recession, a government report showed on Friday,” Akin Oyedele reports. “August was the 95th consecutive month in which American employers hired more people than were fired, and there's never been a longer streak.”

Layoffs Just Reached a Half-Century Low
-The Wall Street Journal

“The number of Americans filing applications for new unemployment benefits fell at the end of August to a nearly five-decade low,” Sharon Nunn reports in The Wall Street Journal. “Initial jobless claims, a proxy for layoffs across the U.S., declined to a seasonally adjusted 203,000 in the last week of August, the Labor Department said Thursday.”

American Manufacturers Growing at Fastest Pace in 14 years, ISM Finds

“American manufacturers are on a roll: Business conditions surged in August to a 14-year high, according to a survey of industry executives,” Jeffry Bartash writes. “The Institute for Supply Management said its manufacturing index jumped to a 14-year high of 61.3% last month from 58.1% in July.”

Democrats' Kavanaugh Tantrums Are an Embarrassment
-Investor’s Business Daily

“Any doubt that Democrats are desperate to stall Judge Brett Kavanaugh's appointment to the Supreme Court ended Tuesday, when they made a mockery of the confirmation hearings,” the Investor’s Business Daily editorial board writes. “This was nothing more than — bad — political theater.”

Happy in Their Work
-The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes that “blue-collar workers may be the most optimistic folks in America. Eighty-five percent say they see their lives heading in the right direction,” according to a new Harris Poll. “Seventy percent agree ‘the American Dream is alive for people like me,’ and among those who are parents 88% agree with the statement that ‘my children will have a better future than I will.’”

President Donald J. Trump Wants This to be a New Year of Shalom, Salaam, Peace
-Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt writes that peace for the Middle East is within grasp, but Palestinian leadership has refused to engage in talks since “President Trump made his bold, courageous and historic decision to recognize the reality that Jerusalem has been and will remain the capital of Israel. The leadership’s unwillingness to engage is disappointing and only hurts the Palestinian people that they claim to serve.”

The Trump Administration is Ready to Help California Meet Wildfire Threat
-The Sacramento Bee

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue write that the day the Carr Fire started, FEMA approved a grant to help California with firefighting costs. "There is no denying that fires have been a part of Earth’s history since forests first flourished on the planet," they write. "What we can control is how we prepare and respond to them."

#6 Re: Resolute Reads from the White House December 1,2018

Posted: Sun, 02 Dec 18, 23:38 pm
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Trump, Obama Praise George H.W. Bush's Inspirational Life of Service
-Washington Examiner
“The inspiring life of former President George Herbert Walker Bush, who died Friday at the age of 94, helped ignite the thousand points of light he saw as illuminating American greatness, hope and opportunity, said President Trump,” Allison Elyse Gualtieri reports. “Through his essential authenticity, disarming wit, and unwavering commitment to faith, family, and country, President Bush inspired generations of his fellow Americans to public service,” President Trump said in a statement.

Trump Signs NAFTA Replacement Deal with Mexico, Canada
—Washington Examiner
Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump signed a historic trade deal with Mexico and Canada that will replace the outdated NAFTA. “Trump signed the U.S. Mexico Canada trade agreement in Argentina on the side of the G-20 summit,” Pete Kasperowicz reports in the Washington Examiner. “This is a model agreement that changes the trade landscape forever, and this is an agreement that first and foremost benefits working people, something of great importance to all three of us here today,” President Trump said.

Melania Trump Shows Off White House Decorations
—Fox News
First Lady Melania Trump took Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt behind the scenes of the White House Christmas decor the First Lady says represents the “bravery, heart, and patriotism” of our country, Gregg Re writes. The First Lady and Earhardt “toured some of the most iconic locations in the Presidential residence, and the first lady offered personal thoughts on what the display means to her,” Re adds.

View the decorations in sixty seconds!

Trump, First Lady Participate in Tree Lighting Ceremony
—CBS News
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump “participated in the 96th National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on the Ellipse outside the White House on Wednesday, with the White House grounds fully decked out for the holidays,” CBS News reports. “The president had the crowd count down to the tree lighting with him. The tradition draws hundreds of spectators each year, even in frigid conditions.”

Watch President Trump and the First Lady lead the National Christmas Tree lighting.

DHS: 110 Percent Surge in Migrant Men Using Kids to Enter US, ‘Rampant Fraud’
—Washington Examiner
“Educated on a legal loophole that lets migrant ‘families’ with kids enter the United States, the Homeland Security Department reported Tuesday that men showing up with kids at the border has spiked 110 percent in just the last two years,” Paul Bedard reports. “The department noted that children could be used by smugglers and drug traffickers to enter the country. Families are also using fraud to game the immigration system. The department said that 170 families have been caught lying about their relationships to enter the U.S.”

[url- ... 00199ffd17]US Consumer Spending Up Strong 0.6 Percent in October[/url]
—The Associated Press
“Consumers boosted their spending in October at the fastest pace in seven months, while their incomes rose by the largest amount in nine months — both good signs for future economic growth,” Martin Crutsinger reports. “Consumer spending rose a sharp 0.6 percent last month, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. It was the biggest increase since a similar gain in March.”

Ivanka Trump Praises the ‘Laboratories of Innovation’ Like Idaho During School Visit
—Idaho Statesman
Students at Wilder Elementary School greeted two special guests this week: Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook. The two guests “embarked on a nearly hourlong tour of the school, visiting classrooms and watching students demonstrate their technological skills on the handheld devices Apple provided the school district nearly three years ago,” Cynthia Sewell reports. “This is what is so exciting, the harnessing of technology in conjunction with incredible educators to create this type of really personalized learning experience,” Ms. Trump said.

Zinke: What It Will Take to Prevent Deadly Wildfires
“President Donald Trump and I both saw the devastation of the fire on our recent trips to California: piles of rubble recognizable as houses only by their chimneys and charred appliances, and vehicles melted to the pavement in pools of molten aluminum,” Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke writes. “We also saw the heroism of firefighters, first responders and volunteers working together to battle the blaze and help the community.”

#7 Resolute Reads from the White House December 8,2018

Posted: Mon, 10 Dec 18, 01:26 am
by bernomatic
‘A Great and Noble Man’: Bush Honored One Last Time in Washington
-The Washington Times
“A military band played ‘Hail to the Chief,’ cannons sang out a 21-gun salute and the presidential jet took to the sky, lifting former President George H.W. Bush away from Washington one last time,” Stephen Dinan writes. “The capital gave a solemn but fervent farewell Wednesday to the 41st president, whose death [last] Friday at 94 launched a week of commemorations.”
- In photos: America’s solemn farewell to its 41st President

Trump Declares Day of Mourning for Bush
-The Wall Street Journal
“President Trump declared Wednesday a national day of mourning for former President George Herbert Walker Bush,” Courtney McBride and Michael Wright report. “Along with his full life of service to country, we will remember President Bush for his devotion to family—especially the love of his life, Barbara,” President Trump said in a statement with First Lady Melania Trump.
- Watch: President Trump and the First Lady pay their respects

Trumps Meet Privately with George W., Laura Bush to Offer Condolences
-The Hill
“President Trump and first lady Melania Trump met privately Tuesday evening with former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush on the eve of funeral services for former President George H.W. Bush,” Brett Samuels reports. Thousands of Americans visited the U.S. Capitol this week to pay their respects.

Vice President Pence: George H.W. Bush ‘Never Failed to Answer the Call to Serve His Country’
-The Washington Free Beacon
As former President Bush lay in state at the U.S. Capitol Monday night, Vice President Mike Pence honored the 41st President’s extraordinary life. “While he was known as the ‘quiet man,’ it was not for lack of nerve or daring,” the Vice President said as President George W. Bush and other family members looked on.

Trump Celebrates Hanukkah at the White House
-CBS News
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump hosted two Hanukkah receptions in the White House East Room on Thursday, celebrating the fifth night of the Festival of Lights. In his remarks, the President condemned anti-Semitism and reflected on the horrific shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue this year. Thursday’s receptions came exactly one year after President Trump announced that the U.S. Embassy in Israel would be moved to Jerusalem.

Laura Bush Thanks Melania Trump for a ‘Sweet Visit’ to the White House
-The Hill
Emily Birnbaum reports that First Lady Melania Trump hosted members of the Bush family, including former First Lady Laura Bush, for a special tour of the White House Christmas decorations this week. “A sweet visit during this somber week," the former First Lady wrote on Instagram. “Thanks to Mrs. Trump for inviting our family.”

Liz Peek: Trump Scores Big Wins at the G-20
-Fox News
“President Trump scored major successes at the G-20 summit that concluded over the weekend in Argentina. Specifically, the community of nations agreed in their official communique to ‘necessary reform’ of the World Trade Organization, a top White House priority,” financial expert Liz Peek writes. “The Chinese promised to up their purchases of U.S.-made goods and to discuss other demands in exchange for postponing an expected hike in tariffs.”

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[url- ... 00199ffd17]Trump Was Right: Transparency a Good Thing in Border Wall Debate with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer[/url]
-Washington Examiner
“When House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York tried to move their Oval Office debate with President Trump over border wall funding behind closed doors, Trump had the right response,” Philip Klein writes. “It’s not bad, Nancy,” the President said. “It’s called transparency.”
Watch: President Trump's 1 minute message on border security
Trump Signs Executive Order Promoting ‘Opportunity Zones’ In Distressed Towns
-The Washington Times
“Our goal is to ensure that America’s great new prosperity is broadly shared by all of our citizens,” President Trump said after signing an executive order on “Opportunity Zones” in the Roosevelt Room of the White House this week. “We are drawing investment into neglected and underserved communities of America so that all Americans, regardless of zip code, have access to the American Dream.”
Rep. Jody Hice: Time is Up, Let's Build the Wall
-Washington Examiner
“With only a handful of legislative business days left on the books, we have one final chance to live up to the promise that we made to the parents, small business owners, blue collar workers, farmers, teachers, and ordinary people who helped us gain control in the first place. Simply put, it’s time to build the wall,” Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) writes.
First Lady Spreads Anti-Bullying Message at Kids’ Hospital
-The Associated Press
“Melania Trump spread her anti-bullying message on an annual Christmas season visit to a Washington children’s hospital on Thursday, reading a story about a Christmas ornament named Oliver who is bullied by other ornaments in a family’s collection,” Darlene Superville writes. “Mrs. Trump launched an initiative earlier this year to teach kindness to children, naming it Be Best.”
Watch: First Lady joins Toys for Tots drive earlier this week

Trump Says Criminal Justice Reform Legislation Will Pass, After McConnell Vows to Bring Bill to Senate Floor
-Fox News
Brooke Singman reports that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has vowed to bring the historic criminal justice reform bill endorsed by President Trump to the Senate floor. “Criminal Justice Reform is something people have been working on for many years. It looks like it is going to be passing in a bipartisan way,” President Trump said in the Oval Office this week.
The Trump Boom Is No Mere ‘Sugar High’
-The Wall Street Journal
“Liberals are tripping over themselves to explain why the economy has performed so much better under Donald Trump than it did under Barack Obama,” Stephen Moore writes. “The U.S. growth rate has doubled since Mr. Obama’s last year in office,” and President Trump’s tax cuts have primed the economy for “long-term growth, not a short-term buzz.”
Job Openings Back Over 7 Million and Near a Record High
“There were 1 million more jobs than unemployed workers in the most recent government count of job openings,” Jeff Cox reports. “Total available jobs stood at 7.08 million for October, the second-highest level surpassed only by the 7.3 million in August . . . By comparison, there were just 6.08 million Americans classified as unemployed.”
Condemnations of Pittsburgh Massacre by Middle East Nations are Welcomed
-Fox News
“In Judaism, following the loss of a loved one, family and neighbors come to visit and comfort the mourners for a period of seven days, known as the shiva period. The second stage of mourning, called the shloshim period, lasts for 30 days,” White House Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt writes. “The families of the 11 Jews murdered in the heinous attack on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh Oct. 27 have now marked the end of this 30-day period.”