Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Foot-In-Mouth Biden Praises Segregationists!


Today, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker – a 2020 candidate for president – released the following statement in response to Vice President Joe Biden’s comments praising segregationist Senators James O. Eastland of Mississippi and Herman Talmadge of Georgia:

“You don’t joke about calling black men ‘boys.’ Men like James O. Eastland used words like that, and the racist policies that accompanied them, to perpetuate white supremacy and strip black Americans of our very humanity.

“Vice President Biden’s relationships with proud segregationists are not the model for how we make America a safer and more inclusive place for black people, and for everyone. I have to tell Vice President Biden, as someone I respect, that he is wrong for using his relationships with Eastland and Talmadge as examples of how to bring our country together.

“And frankly, I’m disappointed that he hasn’t issued an immediate apology for the pain his words are dredging up for many Americans. He should.”
h/t: InsiderNJ

A Great Summer Outing: Seek, Explore, Enrich!

Philadelphia Museum of Art
 
Blue Snake (detail), 1971, by Romare Bearden
 
Now Open
The Art of Collage and Assemblage
Through September 2

Discover the seemingly limitless ways that modern and contemporary artists have mixed materials to create something entirely new and surprising.
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Souls Grown Deep: Artists of the African American South

 
Timothy (detail), 1995, by Ronald Lockett
 
Blocks and Strips Quilt (detail), 2003, by Irene Williams
 
Through September 2
Discover an extraordinary collection of textile art, sculpture, and painting acquired from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation.
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On View
 
Untitled (detail), 1953, by Herbert Ferber
Herbert Ferber: Form into Space
Opens July 2
 
Sunflowers (detail), 1889, by Vincent van Gogh
The Impressionist’s Eye
Through August 18
 
The Heian Poet Yasumasa Playing the Flute by Moonlight, Subduing the Bandit Yasusuke with His Music (detail), 1883, by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Yoshitoshi: Spirit and Spectacle
Through August 18
 
Exhibitions
 
Family at Art Splash
 
Art Splash
July 5–September 2
Calling all kid creatives! This summer at Art Splash, transform treasures, tinker with textures, mix up materials, and share your story.
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Rodin Museum Garden Bar
 
Rodin Museum Garden Bar
Through September 29
Back by popular demand: enjoy beer and wine at the Rodin Museum. Then cool off inside with works of art by the master sculptor Auguste Rodin.
 
 
Art Class (detail), 1939, by Caroline Durieux
 
Drink & Draw with Paige Vickers
July 3, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sip and sketch with editorial illustrator Paige Vickers. Drawing materials provided; bar drinks available for purchase.
 
 
 
 
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Is THIS How The Left Defines Tolerance?

Just In Case You Didn't Already Know



A knuckle-headed Democrat member of Congress has charged that America is running concentration camps.
For a moment, we'll forget* this this totally dishonors the memory of the more than six million victims of the Holocaust and simply present the facts.
*But ANY such comparison to the Holocaust (for almost any reason) is outrageous!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

A Great Lady Who Makes Us All Proud . . .

It Really Is A Phenomenon Unlike Any Other!



Look at the crowd at President Trump's campaign kickoff rally in Florida tonight.
Just look at it!
Every major Trump rally is like a full-fledged political convention except that the seats are filled with ordinary, tax-paying American  citizens instead of lobbyists, politicians and party hacks.
Imagine this -- a true political movement and a phenomenon unlike any other, composed of the people themselves.
"We the people," indeed!

Watch President Trump Kickoff Rally Live HERE!

Monday, June 17, 2019

Could It Really Be Deja Vu All Over Again?

More Health Care Freedom For Lots More Americans!

There are two big ways Washington can affect healthcare for Americans. The first is by working to expand the range of affordable, high-quality options available in every community. The second is by purposefully eliminating these options in order to drive more people toward centralized, government-run healthcare schemes.

Here’s an example: Health Reimbursement Arrangements, or HRAs, allow workers to shop for a health insurance plan that’s right for them and their families. The previous administration imposed crushing fines and penalties on HRAs to prevent employees from selecting the plan of their choice. “It was impossible,” President Trump said.
   On Friday, President Trump announced that HRAs will now receive the same tax treatment as other employer-provided health plans. The move is crucial for America’s small businesses: It’s estimated that 90 percent of the businesses that will take advantage of HRAs have fewer than 20 employees.

“The Obama administration had made it illegal for our business to help employees with their health insurance costs,” Maryland small business owner Tom Kunkel said at the White House on Friday. “After the Obama ruling we had to stop all reimbursements . . . which caused a great bit of hardship for our employees.”

Now, his business and others can help defray healthcare costs for employees again.

The Trump Administration expects that 800,000 employers will offer these new HRAs to more than 11 million employees and family members once employers fully adjust to the rule. As a result, some 800,000 Americans who would otherwise be uninsured are projected to gain coverage.

President Trump takes another step toward improving American health insurance.

Watch: “We have to reject” the socialist model of healthcare, the President says

In photos: Vice President Pence visits Yellowstone 


Last week, Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Yellowstone National Park in Montana, where he addressed the aging infrastructure of America’s parks.

“I wanted to make sure that all of you who make Yellowstone National Park work every day know that, in this administration, in this White House, you have a President who is committed to conservation,” the Vice President said with Old Faithful in the background.

In 1872, Yellowstone was established as America’s first national park. In doing so, President Ulysses Grant said that the land should be set apart “for the benefit and [the] enjoyment of the people.” Today, more than 4 million people visit Yellowstone each year.

To protect this legacy for future generations, President Trump has marked nearly $3 billion of his 2020 budget for our National Park Service. The Administration is also introducing an innovative approach to conservation called the Public Lands Infrastructure Fund, under which half of all revenues from leases on public lands will go directly to improving the infrastructure needs of our parks.

“To every American that might be looking on from afar, we simply say: America has the best national parks in the world,” the Vice President said.

In photos: Vice President Pence visits Yellowstone 

Photo of the Day

Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen
Vice President Mike Pence and Mrs. Karen Pence visit Yellowstone National Park and help replace the boardwalk at Old Faithful | June 13, 2019

Who Is Josh Duvall? You WILL Get To Know Him!



How 'Phony Phil' Is Costing Camden Jobs!

Two companies that intended to move to Camden have told city officials they will relocate elsewhere as the controversy surrounding the New Jersey's tax incentive programs heats up, a representative for the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey told lawmakers today.

Christina Renna, the chamber's senior vice president, made the announcement during an Assembly committee that is examining the incentive programs. She described one of the businesses as a large employer, and the other as a mid-sized company. One of the businesses "specifically cited the political climate" as to why they are not moving to the city, she said without naming either.

"Words matter. Actions matter," Renna told the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee.

The committee is considering a bill, NJ A5343 (18R), that would extend the incentive programs, which are due to expire at the end of June, for another seven months.

Gov. Phil Murphy and legislative leaders are butting heads over the future of the programs. About $7 billion in tax breaks have been approved since the programs were revamped in 2013, but a state comptroller's report issued in January cited lax oversight and control of the programs by the state Economic Development Authority, the agency that administers them.

A Murphy-appointed task force has dug deeper, alleging companies filed misleading paperwork that they would move out of state if they did not get the incentives. Business representatives have warned that the discussion could cause companies to leave New Jersey.

Don't Be Fooled; An Alarming Anti-Israel Agena!

Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) President Morton A. Klein and ZOA Chairman Mark Levenson, Esq. released the following statement:

The Zionist Organization of America is appalled by Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s plans to reinstate the catastrophic Iran deal, and to penalize Israel if Israel annexes Jewish communities on Judean/Samarian lands, where 450,000 Jews live on less than 2% of Judea/Samaria, that are lawfully designated for the Jewish homeland under binding international law. Buttigieg announced his pro-Islamic terror state Iran, hostile-to-Israel policies during his June 11 “foreign policy” speech at Indiana University.

Buttigieg is either frighteningly ignorant or an Israelophobe. Buttigieg wrongly praised the Iran deal as “as close to a true ‘art of the deal’ as it gets” and “in our national security interest” – and falsely claimed that the deal “has helped constrain the military threat that Iran poses to Israel and Europe without leading up down a path to another Middle Eastern war.” (Buttigieg June 11 speech, C-Span, minute 31:00)

In fact, the Iran deal has been a disaster. The deal didn’t stop Iran’s development and testing of ballistic missiles for carrying nuclear warheads. Israel, Europe, U.S. military bases and the U.S. mainland are within range of the ballistic missiles Iran is developing. The deal doesn’t allow IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) inspectors to access Iran’s military installations and undeclared locations for nuclear development. Contractually, Iran can openly move to develop nukes after 10 years from now. The deal also gave Iran a $150 billion windfall and piles of cash that enabled Iran to massively increase its nefarious terrorist activities and proxy wars against Israel and throughout the Middle East. Iran has been shooting missiles and drones into Israel from Syria and financing aggression by Hezbollah, Hamas and the Houthis, to name a few.

The Iran deal permits Iran to continue enriching uranium – a provision completely incompatible with non-proliferation. The deal moreover allows Iran to develop the advanced centrifuges that will enable Iran to enrich uranium to weapons-grade level. In other words, even if Iran followed the deal, the deal paves Iran’s way to a nuclear bomb. And now, Iran is attacking oil tankers and engaging in nuclear blackmail. (See also, e.g., “ZOA/45 Other Experts Send Letter to Trump Urging End Iran Deal,” Sept. 27, 2017; “ZOA to Pres. Trump: Decertify Disastrous Iran Deal, Reimpose Non-Nuclear Sanctions,” Oct. 11, 2017; “ZOA Praises African-American Democratic Cong. David Scott For Opposing Iran Deal,” Aug. 14, 2015.)

Interestingly, earlier in his speech, Buttigieg asserted that Democrats cannot “turn the clock back to the 1990s.” (Buttigieg June 11 speech, C-Span, minute 21:15) However, Buttigieg’s plan to reinstate the Iran deal turns the clock back to the 1990s and 2000s, when the U.S. hid its head in the sand, and failed to properly assess Iran’s nuclear weapons developments and enrichment activities. (See, e.g., Institute for Science and International Security, Weaknesses in the 2007 [U.S.] NIE [National Intelligence Estimate].)

Buttigieg repeatedly spoke about focusing on the future. Yet, re-entering the failed Iran deal would reenact and exacerbate one of the worst mistakes of the past.


Pete Buttigieg delivers remarks on foreign policy and national security in Bloomington, Ind., June 11, 2019. (John Sommers/Reuters)

Ironically Buttigieg also accused the Trump administration of “embrac[ing] and embolden[ing] autocrats, while alienating democracies and allies around the globe. It [the Trump administration] has undermined America’s alliances, partnerships and treaties. . . .” (Video of Buttigieg speech, C-Span, minute 17:55)

Buttigieg’s accusations are an apt description of Buttigieg’s own positions. By announcing he will re-enter the Iran deal, Buttigieg is “embracing and emboldening autocrats” and ignoring that the Senate never approved the deal. The Iran deal is not a U.S. treaty. And, by threatening to penalize Israel, Buttigieg is “alienating democracies and allies” and undermining America’s alliances and treaty obligations. A binding U.S. treaty, the 1924 Anglo-American Convention [Treaty], ratified by the U.S. Senate in 1925, confirmed the Jewish people’s right to “close settlement by Jews on the land” (Article 6), and reconstitution and establishment of the Jewish national home (Preamble and Article 2), in the British Mandate for Palestine – an area that includes the Jewish communities in Judea/Samaria that Israel may annex.

During the same speech, Buttigieg also falsely claimed that there are “increasingly disturbing signs that the Netanyahu government is turning away from peace.” Buttigieg is blaming the wrong party for the lack of peace. Buttigieg ignored that it is the Palestinian Authority (PA) that repeatedly rejected over-generous peace offers of a Palestinian State, refused to negotiate with Netanyahu throughout the past decade even though Israel has approved hardly any new building in Judea/Samaria/Eastern Jerusalem, constantly incites terror against Jews and Christians in schools, textbooks, media, television, broadcasted government speeches, and in government-controlled Imams in mosques, and that continues to pay Arab terrorists $400 million dollars/year of pay-to-slay payments per year, to murder Jews.

During the same speech, Buttigieg also falsely partly blamed “policies of the current Israeli government” for a “humanitarian crisis in Gaza.” In fact, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and their sponsor Iran, are solely responsible for conditions in Gaza. Two hundred trucks a day deliver massive amounts of humanitarian supplies from Israel to Gaza. Hamas redirects such supplies to build its terror weapons and terror infrastructure, and Hamas’s rioters repeatedly set fire to the gas lines – causing millions of dollars of damage and cynically preventing fuel sent by Israel from reaching Gazan civilians.

Buttigieg also invoked the “demography” argument – an argument straight from the playbook of hostile-to-Israel groups, such as J Street. These groups overstate Israel’s Arab population to misleadingly argue that it is necessary to create a Palestinian-Arab (terror) state. Notably, Israel’s Jewish native population has been increasing at a faster clip than the Arabs and rampant Islamic antisemitism in Western Europe is bringing new Jewish immigrants into Israel. (See, e.g., “Time to End Demographic Fear-Mongering,” by Caroline Glick, Jerusalem Post, Mar. 29, 2018.)

Actually, virtually all of Buttigieg’s statements parroted the hostile-to-Israel falsehoods and positions of J Street. (See “ZOA Exposé: J-Street Sides with Israel’s Enemies & Works to Destroy Support for Israel.”)

Of particular note, Buttigieg adopted J Street’s patronizing, Orwellian stance that America should express its “friendship” to Israel by: adopting tough hostile-to-Israel policies; pressuring Israel to appease the PA regime that is dedicated to Israel’s destruction; undermining and condemning Israel’s democratically-elected government; and promoting as the “only option” the establishment of a Palestinian-Arab state that would be a mortal danger to Israel.

Numerous polls show that the Israeli public overwhelmingly opposes creating a Palestinian-Arab state.

But the ignorant, ill-informed, mediocre, inexperienced, Israelophobic Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, thinks he knows better.

Buttigieg also never mentioned the terms “Islamic terrorism” or “Islamist terrorism.” And despite numerous Islamic terrorist attacks and attempted attacks in this country – including the Boston Marathon (3 innocent people murdered and at least 264 injured victims); the gruesome Waltham triple murders of 3 young Jews; Islamic attacks and attempted attacks at synagogues; the San Bernardino massacre; the Orlando gay nightclub shooting (49 murdered); the New York City truck ramming attack (8 murdered), Nidal Hasan’s Fort Hood shooting rampage (13 murdered); the 2015 Chattanooga shootings (4 murdered); and many more (See, e.g., “ADL Report Underestimates/Downplays Islamist Migrants’ Terrorism,” May 7, 2018) – Buttigieg wrongly and misleadingly argued “in the past decade, more Americans have been killed in America by right-wing extremists than by those inspired by Al Qaeda or ISIS,” and called for “redirecting” resources “to combat right-wing extremism and violent white nationalism.”

Why is Buttigieg protecting and ignoring the danger of Islamic terrorism and Islamic antisemitism?! (Buttigieg June 11 speech, C-Span, minute 35:00)

Both Islamic and neo-Nazi terrorism must be combatted. Resources must be available to combat both scourges, without redirecting resources away from combatting Islamic terrorism.

Sadly, other presidential candidates have also vowed to re-enter the disastrous Iran deal, including: Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.); Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.); Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.); Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.); Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii); Julian Castro; Marianne Williamson; and Wayne Messam. Other candidates have not stated where they stand. However, candidates Joe Biden and Corey Booker promoted or voted for the deal in 2015 – which does not bode well.

Buttigieg’s pro-Iran, Israelophobic foreign policy speech and policies are particularly disappointing because Buttigieg was previously touted as a rare pro-Israel Democratic presidential voice. In January, Buttigieg asserted: “People like me [gay] get strung up in Iran,” and disagreed with Rep. Ilhan Omar’s ludicrous comparison of Israel to Iran. At that time, Buttigieg also condemned “simple answers” regarding Israel. (Video) Unfortunately, Buttigieg has adopted such simplistic wrong solutions now.

ZOA hopes that Buttigieg will remember how Iran would treat him and his partner, and the Jewish State and America and the West, and rethink his plan to reenter the Iran deal and thereby enable and embolden the Iranian Islamic terror regime. And we hope Buttigieg comes to understand the relentless Arab/Islamic war against Israel and the West. Buttigieg must become aware that the Palestinian Arabs were offered Statehood in 1937, 1947, 2000, 2001, 2008, and 2014 and rejected it each time because it required accepting Israel and ending all further claims.

Time To Stress Careers And Trade School In NJ?

Legislation sponsored by New Jersey State Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40) designating February as “Career and Technical Education Month” passed the Senate Education Committee.

“Technical schools can open the door to in-demand jobs and high-paying careers,” Corrado said. “From engineering technologies to construction trades, vocational education fills a growing need for skilled workers in various industries. The designation of February as ‘Career and Technical Education Month’ will help us recognize the importance of New Jersey’s twenty-one county vo-tech schools and all they do to ready the next generation of tradespeople.”

Senator Corrado’s bipartisan joint resolution, SJR-112, would annually designate the month of February as “Career and Technical Education Month” in New Jersey to recognize and promote the many benefits of career and technical education.

The joint resolution requests the Governor to annually issue a proclamation calling upon students, parents, and other citizens of the state to learn more about career and technical education, county vocational-technical school programs, and well-paying career pathways that can be launched with an industry credential or a technical degree.

“Trade schools can be a smart investment for recent high school graduates and those who want to acquire sought after workforce skills,” Corrado added. “It’s important to note that the cost of a technical education is far lower than a typical four year university degree. Technical and career colleges are leading the way to well-paying jobs in a long lasting occupation."

An Unprecedented, Powerful National Movement!

THIS Is How You Define A Phony . . .

On The Radio: Listen To Dan With Christine Flowers



In the first of our regular Sunday Scintillations, Christine Flowers and I talk about dads, families, the left's definition of tolerance and grappling with life and death. 
Tune in every Sunday night at 10 on 1210 The Big Talker or on radio.com.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

It'a About Time We Paid Homage To Them!

Yes, Dads Are Really THIS Important . . .

By Matt Rooney

From Save Jersey (reprinted with permission);
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Feminism used to be oriented towards the struggle for gender equality, Save Jerseyans. Parity in the domestic sphere and legal arena. Today? As we celebrate another Father’s Day with barbecues, Hallmark cards and big box hardware store gift cards? The feminist movement is epitomized by a 2012 New York Times opinion column which is seared in my memory, titled “Men, Who Needs Them?”
I won’t get into the details of the piece. It’s everything you’d expect (and worse), and it’s written by a self-described man and father who you’d think would defend his gender. He didn’t. After all, you and he and I are all living in an anti-man age. Men went from being alleged oppressors, to partners, to obstacles, to enemies and now (if the NYT opinion editorialist is to be believed) wholly unnecessary to the species. “The future is female.” That’s what we’re told 
Naturally, this ascendant worldview is sadly typical of the Left’s cynical, simplistic, zero sum approach to economics and culture. If someone’s rich, they reason, then others must be poor; there’s a finite amount of pie to go around the table. If someone has rights? The oppressed cannot be empowered without limiting the already enfranchised. 
Father’s Day is a perfect opportunity to reflect upon the reasons why the Left’s anti-man worldview is bat shit crazy.
We need strong women. We need strong men, too. Women and the generations they rear aren’t better served by a plague of beta pajama boys who can’t swing a hammer, hold a door, lack clear purpose and principles, can’t handle adversity, and who are “emotionally fluent” but hopelessly arrested and unable to cope.
I always go back to that iconic Sullivan Ballou letter. Major Ballou was 32-year-old Rhode Island attorney who died for the Union during the First Battle of Bull Run. Before he died (158 years ago next month), Ballou, also a father, penned a note to his wife which lives through the ages and provides a perfect retort to the above-referenced NYT columnist’s friend who quipped that men are good for “entertaining” but nothing else… 
“Sarah, my love for you is deathless. It seems to bind me with mighty cables, that nothing but Omnipotence can break; and yet, my love of country comes over me like a strong wind, and bears me irresistibly on with all those chains, to the battlefield. The memories of all the blissful moments I have spent with you come crowding over me, and I feel most deeply grateful to God and you, that I have enjoyed them so long. And how hard it is for me to give them up, and burn to ashes the hopes of future years, when, God willing, we might still have lived and loved together, and seen our boys grow up to honorable manhood around us.”
That’s what dads do. The good ones.
They provide an example. They supply stability, discipline, structure and sternness tempered by tenderness. They put everything (including their own comfort and lives, if necessary) to the back of the line for the sake of their children’s future. Good moms excel in most of these categories, too, but anyone lucky enough to have both knows that each adds something different to the childhood/growing up experience. A star pitcher and a .300+ batter aren’t “less” or more necessary than the other. They’re equally indispensable participants in winning the big game for the team.
Here’s an unorthodox suggestion for your Father’s Day: thank the men in your life for being men. You might elicit a chuckle or raised eyebrow at the dinner table (and even a snarky comment from your liberal Aunt Alice), but this conversation is arguably one of the most important of our time. Let the next generation know what we expect and need from them by affirming what we except and need from our men. There’s no better time than today. 
MATT ROONEY is a practicing New Jersey attorney, regular panelist on ‘Chasing News’ with Bill Spadea, and the founder and blogger-in-chief of Save Jersey.

Don't Miss These Important Stories . . . .

Kim Kardashian West Returns to White House for Prisoner Reentry Event
-CBS News
“Kim Kardashian West, who was a driving force behind the commutation of Alice Johnson, returned to the White House to speak at an event promoting the hiring of prisoners released early under the First Step Act, the criminal justice reform law President Trump signed into law in December,” CBS reports. “These people want to work. They want the best outcome,” Kardashian West said. 
F-35 Over Washington: An Excellent Message to Friend and Foe
-Washington Examiner
“President Trump was right on Wednesday to order an F-35B strike fighter overflight of Washington, D.C. The display was a gesture to visiting Polish President Andrzej Duda. Poland intends to buy a number of F-35s,” Tom Rogan writes. “But this flypast also sends a broader message to the world . . . It's better to be an American friend than an American enemy.”

🎬 Watch: A historic F-35 White House flyover
When Will Congress Get Serious About the Suffering at the Border?
-The New York Times
“It is time for Congress to stop dithering and pass emergency funding to deal with this nightmare” at our southern border, The New York Times editorial board writes. “Border facilities and migrant shelters are dangerously overcrowded, and the staff is overburdened. Dysfunction, disease and even death are a growing reality.” The bottom line: “It has been more than a month since the administration sent Congress a request for $4.5 billion in additional border assistance.” The time for action is now. 
Ivanka Trump Pushes Initiative to Give Women Bigger Role in Global Peace Efforts
-The Wall Street Journal
Research shows that countries are more peaceful and stable when women have a seat at the decision-making table. The Trump Administration unveiled a new initiative this week “aimed at giving women a bigger role in global peace and security efforts,” Catherine Lucey reports. “White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter, has been a key champion of the effort and took part in a discussion about it at the Capitol with a bipartisan group of lawmakers.”

🎬 Watch: Ivanka Trump on getting more Americans into the workforce
"It's a Huge Deal" – Iowa Farmers React to President Trump's Order on E15 Fuel
-KETV
“President Donald Trump came to Council Bluffs to praise farmers, and pledged to continue fighting for them,” José Zozaya reports. “The president announced year-round sales of E15 fuel,” as well as new actions to help farmers produce safer, more sustainable crops without excessive interference from Washington. “It’s a huge deal,” said local farmer Bruce Bracker. President Trump is “a businessman that keeps his word.” 
A Win for Trump in the Border Fight
-Boston Herald
“Chalk up another big win for President Trump, getting Mexico to act on the border crisis that do-nothing Democrats continue to recklessly ignore and downplay at America’s peril,” Adriana Cohen writes. “In May alone, 144,278 illegal immigrants were apprehended at the border . . . [Last week,] the president announced the U.S. has reached an agreement with Mexico to stem the tide of illegal immigrants.”

🎬 WatchThank you to the brave men and women who protect our border!
Gov. Wolf and President Trump Find Common Ground on Workforce Issues
-Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Gov. Tom Wolf (D-PA) and President Trump “don’t agree on much, but common ground brought them together Thursday – along with seven other governors – to discuss barriers to workforce entry,” Tracie Mauriello writes. “Two initiatives both support are criminal justice reforms that make it easier for people convicted of crimes to re-enter the workforce and occupational licensing reforms that loosen requirements and make it easier for military spouses to transfer licenses between states.”