Encore of Revival: America, February 18, 2019

The brewing fight between the president and Congress will only strengthen the executive office. Even if a toned-down compromise is reached after a Supreme Court review, whatever the president would get out of it would be more power than he had clarified to him without the lawsuit. In the future, if Anti-Trumpists were to riot again as they have elsewhere, Trump may be able to take executive action against the riots—but having cried, “Wolf!” one too many times, the Left might have no powers left to stop him.

Building the national emergency declaration from components used by Obama serves two purposes. Firstly, and more obviously, are the optics. By opposing Trump’s declaration, opponents would be opposing Obama. But, that is mere optics, no matter how much hypocrisy it may demonstrate. Secondly, and far more importantly, court orders that restrict Trump’s declaration would need to tread carefully in dissent because any dissent against Trump could be used as a precedent to reverse or even take settlement-seeking action against Obama’s executive work in the past. Suing Trump for this order could unwittingly become an attack against Obama from his own supporters.

Russianewsgategate is imploding quietly, as was entirely foreseeable—and social media giants along with it. With Google having shown Taiwanese military secrets to the world, heavy regulation could come faster than thought, but that’s where matters in Asia and America meet in these Pacific times.


Pelosi Deletes Sympathetic Tweet For Jussie Smollett | Daily Caller

CONFUSION: Pelosi wishes ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ — on Valentine’s Day! | American Mirror

Great Wall of Congress

California may sue Trump over emergency wall declaration | AP

Trump declares national emergency to fund the wall | CNN

Trump declares emergency; sued | Taipei Times

Trump to declare national emergency to fund the wall: Live updates | CNN

Trump will sign border bill, McConnell says, and declare national emergency | ABC News

McConnell: Trump will declare national emergency | YouTube – Fox News

5 insane provisions in the amnesty omnibus bill | Conservative Review

Congressional negotiators say they reached an agreement in principle to avert shutdown | CNN

Sean Hannity slams ‘garbage compromise’ on preliminary agreement on border security | Fox News

Trump’s emergency declaration is legal and needed to protect America – Here’s why | Fox News


McCabe: There were 25th Amendment discussions at DOJ to remove Trump from office | Yahoo

McCabe says DOJ talked 25th Amendment, Rosenstein offer to wear wire around Trump was serious: report | The Hill

McCabe says he ordered the obstruction of justice probe of President Trump | CBS New

Networks: 2,202 Minutes on Russia Scandal, Zero for No Collusion Report | News Busters

Money & People

Trump holds rally in Texas amid border wall debate | Fox News

President Trump MAGA rally in El Paso TX | Lake Front

US, Facebook negotiating record multibillion-dollar fine after privacy lapses | SF Gate

DHILLON: Microsoft Wants To Pick The News You Read | Daily Caller

$1,665,484,000,000: Feds Collect Record Individual Income Taxes in Calendar 2018–as Debt Climbed $1,481,349,159,596.80 | CNS News

Lawsuit means Chicago Obama center plan no sure thing; judge says he will rule on legal challenge in coming days | Chicago Tribune

Majority of California Residents Want to Leave: Poll | Breitbart

Israel, Gulf States Commend Kushner’s Peace Effort | WSJ

Montage: Watch the Media Uncritically Accept Another Outlandish ‘Hate Crime’ | Grabien

‘MAGA hat’ students cleared in investigation over confrontation with Native American man | Independent

Diocese investigation clears Covington students of racist or offensive speech during D.C. incident | Hot Air

Russian islands declare emergency after polar bear ‘invasion’ | NBC News

Delta flight makes emergency landing after severe turbulence injures 5  | Daily Mail

How Minneapolis’ Somali community became the terrorist recruitment capital of the US | Fox News