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HAMAS BEHIND GAZA BORDER PROTESTS: Hamas leader Salah Bardawil said in a televised interview that 50 of the 62 killed by Israeli fire were Hamas.” IOW, these were NOT peaceful protests.
ISRAEL vs. HAMAS: The international legal standards are clear. A nation has the right to protect the integrity of its border, and that right is supplemented by an inherent right of self-defense in the face of a hostile foreign power. Hamas — which rules Gaza — rejects Israel’s right to exist and remains in a state of perpetual, declared war with Israel. Any reasonable person contemplating the consequences of a border-wall breach knows that chaos and bloodshed may result.
TRUMP’S FOREIGN POLICY: The Washington Examiner’s Editorial Board explains that “moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, forging bonds with Persian Gulf leaders, and working with Iraq’s military against the Islamic State all help put U.S. policy on a footing of truth rather than make-believe, which is reason to celebrate.”
TRUMP DOSSIER UPDATE: Former CIA Director, John Brennan, John Brennan is in hot water. Two of his colleagues are now contradicting his sworn testimony in which he said that the the FAKE Steele dossier played no role in the Intelligence Community’s Assessment on Russian interference of the 2016 election.
CAMPUS CRAZINESS: Poli Sci prof says that liberal arrogance is turning voters against them. [4:42]
CASES IN POINT: The MSM is advancing a context-free, B.S. narrative about Donald Trump referring to illegal immigrants as “animals.” It’s obvious from Trump’s remarks that he was referring to MS-13 gang members. IMO, MS-13 is so evil, Trump’s comment was an insult to animals. Meanwhile, Democrat Brianna Wu likened Trump to a Nazi, while simultaneously defending Hamas, which is literally hell-bent on exterminating as many Jews as possible.
DEMOCRATS LOSING YOUNG VOTERS: The conventional image of rebellious youth serving the left’s agenda is near and dear to Hollywood, academia, and Democrats alike. But it’s no longer true. Today’s young are increasingly conservative.
MUELLER IS OVER: Rudy Giuliani says special counsel Robert Mueller told the president’s legal team he will not seek an indictment against Trump. “This case is essentially over,” Giuliani said. “They’re just in denial.”
STORMY DANIELS’ CREEPY LAWYER UPDATE: Despite making over $30 million in income, Michael Avenatti reportedly paid didn’t bother to even file with the IRS for 2014, 2015, and 2016. He reportedly paid NO taxes for those years, including his employees’ Medicare and Social Security taxes. Meanwhile, he reportedly diverted millions in income to himself.
EUTHANASIA UPDATE: Riverside Superior Court Judge Daniel Ottolia has overturned California’s assisted suicide law, ruling that the “End of Life Act does not fall within the scope of access to healthcare services.”
GETTING OFF THEIR DUFFS: The Senate on Tuesday confirmed two more of President Donald Trump’s nominees to seats on federal appellate courts, one to the Sixth Circuit by a narrow margin and the other to the 10th Circuit by an overwhelming margin.