From the U.S. Census Bureau, median household income rose by 6.8% in 2019 - a record one-year increase…
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From the U.S. Census Bureau, median household income rose by 6.8% in 2019 - a record one-year increase - to a record high of $68,700.  Notably, under the supposed racist President Donald Trump, those 2019 income gains were largest for minority groups.  And since 2016, median income has risen 9.7%, which is fantastic news for Americans, even if it might be bad news for leftists in their disinformation campaign:

 

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September 18, 2020 • 11:47 AM

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On Joe Biden's Running Mate, Kamala Harris:
 
 

"Harris ran as an unapologetic liberal, taking radical positions on climate change, health care and guns, and showing weakness on law enforcement. Her commitments to eliminate private health insurance, ban fossil fuels, support sanctuary cities, and allow government funding of abortions puts her outside the mainstream of American politics.

"She brings nothing to the ticket for true centrists or disaffected Republicans. She is more liberal than Biden, and that's saying a lot as Biden has spent the past year lurching and contorting himself to the left.

"Harris is from California. Most of the country does not want to be like California."

 
 
— Jason Chaffetz, Fox News Contributor, Former U.S. House Oversight Committee Chairman (R-UT)
— Jason Chaffetz, Fox News Contributor, Former U.S. House Oversight Committee Chairman (R-UT)
Posted August 12, 2020 • 08:31 AM
 
 
On Senate Committee Investigating U.S. Corruption in Russia and Ukraine:
 
 

"A powerful Senate committee chairman has subpoenaed FBI Director Chris Wray and a former State Department official in an intensifying investigation into possible U.S. corruption in Russia and Ukraine and declared there is evidence Joe Biden's family engaged in a 'glaring conflict of interest.'

"Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson announced the actions Monday, strongly accusing Democrats of levying false allegations against him and other GOP investigators to distract from the evidence his committee has gathered about Joe and Hunter Biden's dealings in Ukraine.

"'We didn't target Joe and Hunter Biden for investigation; their previous actions had put them in the middle of it,' Johnson wrote in a letter released Monday that provided a detailed timeline of Joe Biden's Ukraine policy actions and his son's hiring with the Ukraine natural gas company Burisma Holdings.

"'Many in the media, in an ongoing attempt to provide cover for former Vice President Biden, continue to repeat the mantra that there is "no evidence of wrongdoing or illegal activity" related to Hunter Biden's position on Burisma's board,' the senator wrote. 'I could not disagree more.'"

Read entire article here.

 
 
— John Solomon, Just the News Editor in Chief
— John Solomon, Just the News Editor in Chief
Posted August 11, 2020 • 08:07 AM
 
 
On Joe Biden and School Choice:
 
 

"A Joe Biden administration would be bad news for parents who savor or crave school-choice options for their children. The bunker-dwelling presumptive Democratic presidential nominee knows that the teachers unions butter his bread. And Uncle Joe won't let a bunch of pesky kids wreck that arrangement.

"From charter schools to educational savings accounts to the Washington, D.C., school voucher program, the former vice president can't wait to stand in the schoolhouse door and block boys and girls -- especially Black and Brown ones -- who dream of escaping crowded, dangerous government classrooms where learning happens by accident, if at all.

"'I am not a charter school fan because it [sic] takes away the options available and money for public schools,' Biden told Georgetown, S.C., voters Feb. 26. ...

"Even beyond school choice, Biden-Sanders' education plans involve head-spinning, left-wing social jargon. They aspire to 'fund the development and implementation of assessment frameworks that ... provide for holistic, deeper learning encompassing social, emotional and academic learning and are responsive to cultural and linguistic diversity.'

"Whatever happened to reading, writing, and 'rithmetic? ...

"Along with law and order and entrepreneurship, school choice offers minority communities the most promising path to hope and opportunity. Joe Biden claims to believe that Black lives matter. Tragically, however, Black minds don't matter to him at all."

Read entire article here.

 
 
— Deroy Murdock, FOX News
— Deroy Murdock, FOX News
Posted August 10, 2020 • 07:45 AM
 
 
On the Risk of Biden's Basement Strategy:
 
 

"The truth is that, except on the air and online, the presidential campaign really hasn't started yet. The coronavirus has upended traditional forms of electioneering. It's forced Trump to cancel his tentpole rallies, driven both parties to hold virtual conventions, and blotted out the daily back-and-forth between candidates and campaigns. That has left the race in a form of suspended animation, with Biden enjoying the fruits of leaving Trump to his own often self-destructive devices.

"But the strategy is not all upside. It has left Biden offstage during a multifaceted national emergency. The Democratic nominee has made a series of speeches detailing his 'Build Back Better' agenda, but has anyone really paid attention to them? Nor did Biden take a strong stand against the violence in Seattle and Portland. He's been AWOL. The Trump campaign has turned the minuscule audiences that attend his livestreamed events into the butt of a running Twitter joke. A philosopher might say that Biden has transcended his physical form and become the Platonic ideal of a 'generic Democrat.' He is running more or less in line with the congressional generic ballot. But voters do not vote for generic presidents. They choose between two individuals.

"This lack of definition is a potential danger for Biden as the presidential race enters its final months. 'No other major-party presidential nominee has spent so long in politics,' wrote Edward-Isaac Dovere of the Atlantic in late June. 'Biden was first elected to the Senate in 1972, before anyone currently serving in Congress. And no other major-party presidential nominee has led the polls despite basically coming off as a fuzzy white space.' Dovere cited 'data from focus groups and polls conducted by Biden allies' that showed voters basically know Biden is old, worked for Barack Obama, and seems to be a genial and well-intentioned, if sometimes weird, elder statesman. That's it."

 
 
— Matthew Continetti, Washington Free Beacon
— Matthew Continetti, Washington Free Beacon
Posted August 07, 2020 • 07:43 AM
 
 
On Sally Yates' Senate Judiciary Committee Testimony:
 
 

"Sally Yates, who served as Deputy Attorney General during a critical period as the Russia collusion hoax evolved in 2016-17, trashed fired FBI director James Comey during her testimony Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

"She readily agreed that Comey went 'rogue' in his unauthorized pursuit of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. But that, of course, was stating the obvious. It was too easy. Comey managed to turn himself into a human pinata when he engaged in blatant acts of corruption.

"Like Comey, Yates was a model of prevarication and insincerity on nearly all other matters. She minimized her own negligence and incompetence while blaming everyone else."

Read entire article here.

 
 
— Gregg Jarrett, Fox News Legal Analyst
— Gregg Jarrett, Fox News Legal Analyst
Posted August 06, 2020 • 08:15 AM
 
 
On President Trump's Defense of Presidential Powers:
 
 

"Trump represents something new, but not in the way his critics imagine and fear. He has not played the role of standard populists, who usually seek to remove constitutional barriers to their reform agendas. Instead, he has become, by the end of his four years, an unexpected constitutional traditionalist who has relied on theories of executive power held by his predecessors -- even (gasp) Barack Obama and George W. Bush -- to defend the rights of his office. He has fought off the efforts of so-described progressives, who have wanted to revolutionize our constitutional order by vesting ever more power in a permanent bureaucracy with virtually limitless authority but without democratic accountability. Whether consciously or by reacting to his own political incentives (which the Constitution itself creates), Trump has become a stouter defender of our original governing document than his critics. ...

"Democrats would do even more damage to the constitutional order if they were to win this November. During the primaries, they launched proposals for a Medicare-for-All health-care system that would abolish private insurance, a Green New Deal that would escalate Washington's control over the economy, federal wealth or sales taxes that violate the income-tax amendment, and the takeover of state and local areas of governance ranging from criminal justice to consumer contracts to property. Trump could protect the Constitution merely by winning the 2020 election (again through the Electoral College), governing with the Senate, and simply stopping progressive efforts to vest even more new powers in a permanent, unaccountable bureaucracy. ...

"A more spartan government, controlled by a Constitution of limited powers, may well prove more nimble and effective in the new 21st-century world than the government of the New Deal. Even while he recalls America to the society of the past, Trump may have shaken up the political system enough to allow it to adapt to the new economy of social media, networks, and AI. Presidential power provides the critical leverage to spark such significant government change, and it may be Trump's most unlikely legacy to have preserved the constitutional authorities of his office that make such reform possible."

Read entire article here.

 
 
— John Yoo, Emanuel S. Heller Professor of Law at UC Berkeley, AEI Visiting Scholar and Hoover Institution Visiting Fellow
— John Yoo, Emanuel S. Heller Professor of Law at UC Berkeley, AEI Visiting Scholar and Hoover Institution Visiting Fellow
Posted August 05, 2020 • 07:42 AM
 
 
On Scrapping Presidential Debates:
 
 

"Get this: Democrats want to scrap this year's presidential debates. It's not hard to guess why.

"'Whatever you do,' CNN's Joe Lockhart, who served as President Bill Clinton's press secretary, advised Joe Biden last week, 'don't debate' President Trump. ...

"Just how dumb do they think Americans are? The real reasons Dems don't want Uncle Joe in a live, unscripted square-off couldn't be clearer: They're absolutely terrified he'll be a disaster. ...

"Look, the 77-year-old Biden is famous for his gaffes, incoherent sentences, contradictions and non-sequiturs. It's why his cognitive state has become an issue.

"Fact is, Dems would never call for scrapping debates if their nominee were a gifted orator. Yet if Biden can't be trusted in front of a TV camera, how on earth can he be trusted to run the country?"

 
 
— New York Post Editorial Board
— New York Post Editorial Board
Posted August 04, 2020 • 07:26 AM
 
 
On SCOTUS and Construction of the Border Wall:
 
 

"The Supreme Court handed President Trump another victory on his signature immigration agenda Friday, refusing by a 5-4 vote to temporarily block construction of a wall at the southern border with Mexico.

"Groups like the Sierra Club and the American Civil Liberties Union had asked the court for a temporary stoppage of construction while they argue their case that the administration illegally transferred $2.5 billion in funding to the project from the Pentagon. But led by its conservative bloc, the high court refused the request."

 
 
— John Solomon, Just the News Editor in Chief
— John Solomon, Just the News Editor in Chief
Posted August 03, 2020 • 08:02 AM
 
 
On WH Urging COVID-19 Survivors to Donate Plasma:
 
 

"President Trump on Thursday urged recovered coronavirus patients to donate their blood plasma to allow doctors to treat new patients with antibodies.

"The White House said that one unit of plasma could save three people's lives through an antibody transfer 'multiplier effect.'

"Trump announced his administration is partnering with commercial labs, insurers and healthcare providers to encourage those who have recovered from the virus to donate plasma. The president also thanked Labcorp for providing free antibody testing to find more donors. ...

"Trump said the administration would provide up to $270 million to the American Red Cross and America's Blood Centers for the collection of up to 360,000 units of plasma."

 
 
— Carrie Sheffield, Just the News White House Correspondent
— Carrie Sheffield, Just the News White House Correspondent
Posted July 31, 2020 • 08:04 AM
 
 
On Tolerance for Violence and the Disintegration of Civilization:
 
 

"'Mostly peaceful.'

"So goes the characterization of demonstrations that have routinely turned into looting and rioting for months on end, from Portland to Seattle to New York to Los Angeles.

"'Protesters in California set fire to a courthouse, damaged a police station and assaulted officers after a peaceful demonstration intensified,' read one recent ABC News tweet.

"CNN called protests in Portland 'mostly peaceful,' adding that 'they have at times devolved into violence, vandalism, and arson.' ...

"With Democrats and those in the media willing to run cover for violent leftists, the thin veneer of civilization disintegrates. When violence is excused as speech and speech by the opposition labeled violence, democracies die.

"With each passing day of silence by those who should know better -- or worse, those propagandizing on behalf of those who engage in criminal activity -- America draws closer to the brink."

 
 
— Ben Shapiro, DailyWire.com Editor-in-Chief and Host of "The Ben Shapiro Show"
— Ben Shapiro, DailyWire.com Editor-in-Chief and Host of "The Ben Shapiro Show"
Posted July 30, 2020 • 07:13 AM
 
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"A year-long Senate investigation concluded Wednesday that Hunter Biden's efforts to cash in on foreign business deals during his father's vice presidency raised alarm among U.S. government officials, who perceived an ethical conflict of interest and flagged concerns about possible criminal activity ranging from bribery to sex trafficking.The long-awaited joint report by the GOP-led Senate Homeland…[more]
 
 
—John Solomon, Just the News Editor in Chief
— John Solomon, Just the News Editor in Chief
 
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