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Sunday, February 3, 2019
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Trump Policies Keep Economic Boom Going As Job Gains of 304,000 Surpass Expectations -White House Council of Economic Advisers “We added 304,000 jobs, which was a shocker to a lot of people. It wasn't a shocker to me,” President Donald J. Trump said yesterday about the January jobs report. With this week’s news, America’s economy continues its historic streak of job gains. January 2019 marks the 16th month in a row with employment growth of at least 100,000 new jobs.
U.S. Stocks Post Best January in 30 Years -The Wall Street Journal The strong U.S. economy fueled stocks to their best January performance in 30 years, Amrith Ramkumar reports. On top of that, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 both closed with their biggest monthly gains of any month in more than 3 years, “lifted by renewed confidence that the U.S. economy will keep powering ahead.”
I've Fought Sex Trafficking as a DHS Special Agent – We Need To Build the Wall For The Children -Fox News “As a former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) special agent on the southern border who fought sex trafficking for over a decade, I can say with certainty that the issue of the border wall should be not about power and partisan politics. It should be about the children – the tens of thousands of them who have been and are being trafficked into the U.S. and forced into the commercial sex trade,” writes Timothy Ballard, founder of the nonprofit Operation Underground Railroad.
Crisis at Our Southern Border Is Real and Growing Worse Without the Wall -The Hill Democrats “claim that a barrier or wall would do nothing to curb illegal immigration or drug smuggling, which is demonstrably untrue,” Buck Sexton writes. The crisis at our border is grave: “Human smugglers for the cartels use the surrender of family units as a diversionary tactic. Once Border Patrol is engaged in one area, the smugglers will use that opportunity to run drugs onto American soil.”
Life Is Under Attack -National Review Vice President Mike Pence writes about a shocking bill introduced by Democrats in the Virginia legislature that would affirm abortion up to the moment of birth. But Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) went even further. “The infant would be kept comfortable. [And] the infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue,” the Governor said. “There’s another word for this: infanticide,” Vice President Pence writes.
Trump Administration Announces U.S. Withdrawal from INF Treaty -The Washington Free Beacon “The Trump administration announced on Friday that the United States would withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty because Russia continues to be in violation of the agreement,” Andrew Kugle writes. President Trump addressed Russia’s violation in a statement: “For far too long, Russia has violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with impunity, covertly developing and fielding a prohibited missile system that poses a direct threat to our allies and troops abroad.”
Worker Wage Gains Just Broke 3% for the First Time in More Than 10 Years -CNBC “Wages and salaries for American workers rose more than 3 percent over the past year, the first time that threshold has been broken in more than 10 years, according to a Labor Department report Thursday,” Jeff Cox reports. Average weekly earnings climbed 1.2 percent for the year in 2018.
Trump Hits Venezuela with New Sanctions as U.S. Steps Up Pressure On Maduro -The Washington Times “The Trump administration stepped up its pressure campaign on Venezuela’s socialist president Monday, hitting the country’s state-owned oil company with sanctions and calling on other nations to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as the legitimate interim president,” Dave Boyer reports. “The United States is holding accountable those responsible for Venezuela’s tragic decline,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.