In the News

News and Headlines. 1/29/2018


Covered today starting with In The News, Deep State/Government Corruption, Economy, Immigration, Commentary/Opinion.

McCabe Resigns After FBI Director Wray Reviews House FISA Abuse Memo

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was forced to resign Monday, just as the House Intelligence Committee is expected to vote on the public release of a classified memo this afternoon revealing extensive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuse under the Obama administration, sources told this reporter.

McCabe apparently lashed out to his colleagues when he was told he would be asked to resign, according to sources. FBI Director Christopher Wray viewed the four-page memo on Sunday, sources familiar with the discussions said.

Grammys ratings plummet following politically charged night

Trump Invites Evelyn Rodriguez, Mother Of MS-13 Victim, To State Of The Union

The White House is making a powerful statement with the decision to bring Evelyn Rodriguez as an official guest of the president to Tuesday’s State of the Union.

Rodriguez’s 16 year-old daughter was viciously slain by MS-13 gang members in 2016. The Trump administration has promised a severe crackdown on MS-13, the Salvadoran gang which has rapidly grown its presence on U.S. soil through illegal immigration.

Poll: Americans more satisfied with military, security, economy

Americans are more satisfied with the state of the country’s military, security and economy than they were a year ago, according to a poll released Monday.

A Gallup Poll found most Americans are satisfied with all three topics, including 78 percent who approve of the nation’s military strength and preparedness. That number is up from 66 percent a year ago.

Off-duty cop shoots driver attempting to run over pedestrians, Philadelphia police say

 – Police are investigating after a driver allegedly attempting to run down pedestrians in South Philadelphia was critically injured by an off-duty officer.

Around 7:30 a.m. on Monday, officials responded to Broad and Bigler Streets, where a man driving a black Honda attempted to hit people with his car.

Police say one pedestrian was injured and transported to the hospital with unspecified injuries.

An off-duty officer reportedly gave a verbal warning to the driver before shooting him in the face.

California teacher slams military members as ‘lowest of our low’ in classroom rant caught on video

A video in which a Southern California high school teacher is heard slamming members of the military as “the frickin’ lowest of our low” in a classroom rant to students has gone viral.

El Rancho High history teacher Gregory Salcido — who also serves as an elected Pico Rivera city councilman and was once mayor — even goes so far as to refer to those who are in the military overseas as failed students who had no choice but to serve, “Fox & Friends” reported Sunday.

In his own words. El Rancho High School Teacher Gregory Salcido bashes military

Pentagon responds to California teacher who was recorded calling US troops ‘a bunch of dumb s–ts’

The Pentagon responded Monday to the rising controversy over a California high school teacher who warned his students not to join the military because U.S. troops are the “lowest of the low” and are “a bunch of dumb shits.”

Amber Smith, the Pentagon’s director of outreach, said she found the comments “uninformed” when she was asked directly about Gregory Salcido, who is also a city councilman in Pico Rivera, Calif. A recording of Salcido apparently made by one of his students and posted to social media reveals him railing against the perceived incompetence of the military and comparing recruiters who visit high schools to pimps.

‘Activist B****es Supporting B****es:’ BIZARRE Hillary Clinton Video Surfaces

In a bizarre video posted to Twitter Friday night, Hillary Clinton gave a “shout out” to her fellow feminists, thanking all the “activists bitches for supporting bitches.”

It’s not clear when the video was recorded — all we know is that Clinton was speaking to Huffington Post commentator and Bros4Hillary founder Alex Mohajer at the time, and that it’s enough to, quite possibly, scar most Americans for life.

Men had enough fentanyl to kill entire population of New York City, New Jersey combined, police say

Two men arrested in the largest fentanyl bust in New Jersey history were sentenced to prison Friday, after authorities said they had enough lethal doses to kill the entire population of New Jersey and New York City combined.

Jesus Carrillo-Pineda, a 31-year-old Philadelphia resident, received a 10-year sentence while Daniel Vasquez, a 28-year-old Somerton, Ariz., resident, received a six-year term, the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office announced.

Economy:

FedEx commits to hiking worker pay, funding pension plan under Trump’s new tax law

FedEx (FDX) is the latest U.S. corporation to announce it will raise employee pay as a result of the GOP’s recently passed tax reform bill.

 On Friday, FedEx announced it would increase employee pay by a cumulative $200 million, about two-thirds of which will be allocated toward hourly workers, who will receive their 2018 annual pay increase six months earlier than scheduled. Salaried workers will also benefit by way of increases in performance-based incentive plans.

The courier company will also voluntarily donate $1.5 billion to its pension plan, which it called “one of the best funded retirement programs in the country.”

Exxon Mobil to invest $50 billion in US over 5 years, citing tax reform

Exxon Mobil, the world’s largest publicly traded oil company, on Monday said it plans to invest $50 billion in the United States over the next five years.

Darren Woods, chairman and CEO of Exxon, said in a blog post that the investment is partly due to recently passed corporate tax cuts.

“These investments are underpinned by the unique strengths of our company and enhanced by the historic tax reform recently signed into law,” Woods said in the blog post.

Home Depot Co-Founder Taunts Democrats, Saying ‘Use Your Stupid Brains’ on Tax Reform

A co-founder of The Home Depot, Bernie Marcus, slammed Democrats who have criticized the Republican-led tax plan, telling the politicians to “use your stupid brains” on Fox News on Saturday.

In the weeks after President Donald Trump signed a sweeping tax-reform bill, Republicans have rushed to declare the bill a victory for middle-class workers who received bonuses, while Democrats scoffed at the returns as insignificant. Marcus, whose employees received up to $1,000 in one-time bonuses, criticized Democrats for not understanding that business owners will need time to improve the economy.

Immigration:

Illegals commit crimes at double the rate of native-born: Study

The crime rate among illegal immigrants in Arizona is twice that of other residents, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday, citing a new report based on conviction data.

The report, from the Crime Prevention Research Center, used a previously untapped set of data from Arizona that detailed criminal convictions and found that illegal immigrants between 15 and 35 are less than 3 percent of the state’s population, but nearly 8 percent of its prison population.

Seven potential terrorists a day try to enter the U.S.: DHS chief

Homeland Security will demand more information from applicants from high-risk countries before accepting them as refugees, Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced Monday as she defended President Trump’s steps on immigration and visitor screening.

Ms. Nielsen also highlighted a recent report that found the government weeds out an average of seven travelers each day — 50 a week — who are on the terrorist watch-list yet still try to enter the U.S.

Hungary Builds a Wall, Cuts Illegal Immigration by Over 99 Per Cent

16 Sep 2017
Hungary has slashed illegal immigration by over 99 per cent after rolling out a series of powerful border fences in response to the European migrant crisis, possibly providing a lesson as to the potential impact of constructing President Trump’s much-discussed southern wall in the U.S.
Speaking on the second anniversary of the government’s move to seal Hungary’s border with Serbia — which is also an external border for the European Union — Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s Chief Security Advisor, György Bakondi, announced that the fences have caused illegal immigration to collapse from 391,000 in 2015, to 18,236 in 2016, to just 1,184 in 2017.

Deep State / Government Corruption:

Judicial Watch reveals FBI is refusing to turn over more text messages — here’s who they belong to

Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton revealed on Fox News over the weekend the FBI has refused to turn over additional text messages related to two anti-Trump employees and senior bureau leadership.

Ex-Secret Service Agent Warns Democrats Set To Wage “Scorched Earth Campaign” Against FISA Memo

Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino warned Saturday that the Democrats will embark on a “scorched earth campaign,” after Republicans release the FISA memo.

“After they #ReleaseTheMemo you can absolutely count on the Dems embarking on a scorched earth campaign to lie their way through this epic scandal. There’s no lie they won’t tell, no character they won’t assassinate, & no deception they won’t embrace to hide what they did,” tweeted Bongino.

Commentary / Opinion:

Virgil: The Left’s ‘Strange New Respect’ for the FBI

Poor old Virgil is suffering some whiplash here.  He’s old enough to remember when the MSM and the Democrats didn’t feel so warmly about the FBI.  He remembers the dislike—hatred might not be too strong a word—that liberals aimed at the FBI of J. Edgar Hoover’s day, and during most of the time since.

There’s a useful phrase here in Washington, DC: “Strange New Respect.”  Those words are usually uttered with a smirk, because the point is to emphasize the irony: That is, somebody, or something, that once was not admired is now … admired.

A case in point is the FBI.  Not so long ago, most liberals were not fans of the Bureau, and yet now, they are quite—quite!—concerned about its wellbeing and good name.

If there was ever a case of The People’s Right To Know, surely, this would be it.  And yet strangely, the usual-suspect champions of openness are  uninterested in having the Nunes memo see the light of day.

For example, those journalistic crusaders at The Daily Beast disclaim any interest in the Nunes memo, except to blast it.  Indeed, in a reversal from its typical championing of the First Amendment, the Beast now happily bows down to  governmental authority as it calls for squelching the memo.  And why is that?  Quoth the Beast: “Hill Democrats and former FBI officials say it’s a ploy to damage public confidence in the FBI.” [emphasis added]

The Dan Bongino Show

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