Lawrence Richard


On Wednesday, President Trump remembered those nearly 3,000 Americans who were killed in the September 11th attacks, 18 years ago.

He described the day as one “seared into our soul” and was “full of shock.”

The president also applauded the unmatched bravery of the first responders, who rushed towards World Trade Center buildings.

“This is your anniversary of personal and permanent loss. It’s the day that has replayed in your memory a thousand times over,” the president told those in attendance, specifically referencing those who lost loved ones on that day. “The anguish of knowing your family member had boarded one of these flights, or was working in the World Trade Center, or serving right here at the Pentagon. Your life changed forever.”

“To each of you, the First Lady and I are united with you in grief,” the president added.

“We come here in the knowledge that we cannot erase the pain or reverse the evil of that dark and wretched day, but we offer you all that we have,” Trump continued, “our unwavering loyalty, our undying devotion and our eternal pledge that your loved ones will never, ever be forgotten.”

The president recounted the stories of first responders who rushed into the towers and those who survived and were rescued from the burning buildings. He thanked each of them, by name, for their heroism.

View the full ceremony below:

Author: Lawrence Richard

Source: Chicksonright: Watch: Trump Delivers 9/11 Address At The Pentagon On Its 18th Anniversary

Republican Senator Rand Paul has made a career of trying to hold the federal government accountable for a blatant waste of taxpayer funds and recently shared a new report where he detailed billions of dollars of taxpayer dollars wasted on overseas projects or needless scientific research.

“Frog mating calls? Green growth? Abandoned hospitals? My latest waste report is out!” he said in a tweet with a link to his government website.

The link includes a lengthy list of government spending totaling over $50 billion dollars.

The website reads:

Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), chairman of the Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management (FSO) Subcommittee for the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), continued his efforts to reform the big-spending status quo with the release of a Summer 2019 edition of The Waste Report. adds:

American taxpayer money helped boost political parties in Tunisia and subsidize films made in Pakistan—because “nation building” might have fallen off the front pages, but it remains part of the federal budget.

Both are highlighted in a report published last week by Sen. Rand Paul’s (R–Ky.) office. The summer 2019 edition of Paul’s ongoing “Waste Book” project includes more than $50 billion in wasteful government spending, including not only nation-building exercises in the Middle East, but also studies of frog mating calls, building “green” infrastructure in Peru, and improper payments made by federal entitlement programs.

In Tunisia, the State Department spent $2 million to “strengthen democratic institutions and processes,” apparently as part of an effort to increase trust between the Tunisian people and their nascent democratic system. Paul’s office points out that the State Department has spent more than $1.4 billion trying to shore up Tunisian democracy since the 2011 uprising that deposed Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who had ruled as a dictator since 1987.

Check it out:

Dr. Rand Paul's Summer … by Senator Rand Paul on Scribd

In an op-ed with the Washington Examiner, conservative freelance writer Brad Polumbo responded to the report, writing: “Next time you cut a check to the IRS on tax day, remember that some of your money is going to obscure foreign projects that in no way advance American interests.”

Each year around Christmas time, Paul takes to Twitter to air a list of grievances—a list of complaints he has with the federal government which usually details its excessive and needless overspending.

Below is some of Paul’s 2018 list.

“I’m going to start out with a grievance against the entire foreign policy establishment of Washington DC, who 2 years ago were swearing that Donald Trump was going to start multiple nuclear wars or something,” the senator started.

“Now they are mad because he is STOPPING two wars,” Paul said. “How about you just admit you hate the President, love war and have been wrong for the last 20 years on every part of foreign policy?”

“One of the things I hate most about Washington is that they have literally NO IDEA how to spend your money,” Paul said.

“That’s why I do waste reports, and do a FESTIVUS WASTE REPORT with some of the worst offenders of the year. Here are some of the worst in waste,” he added.

Check it out:

Paul’s thread includes another 23 more tweets, read those: Rand Paul’s List of Grievances.

Author: Lawrence Richard

Source: Governor Palin: ‘Just Scratching The Surface’: Rand Paul Finds U.S. Govt Spends $50 Billion On Pakistani Film Industry, Frog Mating, Etc.

President Trump said he was destined to take on and beat China in an ongoing trade war.

Speaking to a group of reporters outside the White House, Trump lifted his hands into the air and said he was “the chosen one” tasked with besting China — and saving the American economy.

In his remarks, Trump said other presidents before him sat idle in the face of Chinese currency manipulation and unfair trade practices, siphoning money from the U.S. economy.

Trump said he too could have sat back and continue to let China take advantage of the U.S. —because it would be “easy” to do so—but he, instead, choosing to fight against them.

From Politico:

He shrugged off responsibility for any economic fallout stemming from his trade actions against China, arguing that “somebody had to do it.”

“Somebody said it is Trump’s trade war. This isn’t my trade war,” he added. “This is a trade war that should have taken place a long time ago by a lot of other presidents.”

China wants to make a deal with the U.S., Trump said, in part because their economy and job market are suffering as a result of the tariff battle.

“Probably we will make a deal,” he said, emphasizing that it must be “good for the United States.”


Politico reports Trump said China was sincere about making a deal with him, despite previous failed attempts to do so, and brushed the notion that China was stringing him along with faux attempts just so they can potentially deal with a Democratic successor.

“They’re losing too many jobs too fast,” Trump said concerning China’s domestic fallout to the trade negotiations.

“They want to negotiate,” Trump concluded. “And Sleepy Joe doesn’t have a clue.”

Author: Lawrence Richard

Source: Governor Palin: Trump Says He Was Destined To Help The U.S. Beat China: ‘I Am The Chosen One’

President Trump is reportedly mulling a cut to the payroll tax as a means of putting more money back in the pockets of hard-working taxpayers.

“Payroll tax is something that we think about, and a lot of people would like to see that,” Trump said to a group of reporters, answering questions alongside Romanian President Klaus Iohannis, Politico reports.

“I’ve been thinking about payroll taxes for a long time,” Trump continued. “Whether or not we do it now or not is — it’s not being done because of recession.”

The White House pushed back on the claim that the payroll tax was specifically being looked at but confirmed Trump’s interest in revisiting tax cuts.

From the report:

Hogan Gidley, the White House’s principal deputy press secretary, told Fox News earlier Tuesday that Trump is generally “looking at tax cuts again,” but insisted a payroll tax cut was not on the table.

“It’s not being considered at this time, but he’s looking at all options out there to try and give people back so much of the hard-earned money they’ve made,” Gidley said.


In response to the article, White House aides released a statement that read in part, “more tax cuts for the American people are certainly on the table, but cutting payroll taxes is not something under consideration at this time.”

Trump on Tuesday claimed the economy is “doing fantastically” and dismissed warnings of a possible recession, remarking that the word is an “inappropriate” term that “certain people and the media are trying to build up because they’d love to see a recession.”

CNBC reports the move to spur the economy come as “investors fear an economic recession may be on the horizon.”

Trump, addressing these concerns head-on, said on Tuesday: “I think the word recession is a word that’s inappropriate because it’s just a word that certain people, I’m going to be kind, certain people and the media are trying to build up because they would love to see a recession. We are very far from a recession.”

CNBC adds:

“I’m not talking about doing anything at this moment, but indexing is something a lot of people have liked for a long time,” Trump said. “It is something I’m thinking about.”

If Trump attempts to pass a payroll tax cut through Congress, he’s almost certain to face strong opposition from Democrats. The 6.2% tax helps to fund social welfare programs that Democrats have vowed to protect.

Author: Lawrence Richard

Source: Governor Palin: Trump Mulling Payroll Tax Cut: ‘A Lot of People Would Like To See That’

Moved by a pair of mass shootings last weekend, President Trump said he believed it was time for lawmakers to do something about gun violence.

On Friday, the president said he would personally speak with the National Rifle Association to convince them that they should be more open to gun restrictions and background checks.

Reuters reports:

The NRA – one of the most powerful lobbies in the United States and a frequent donor to Republican politicians – has for decades rejected gun control efforts. It indicated in a statement on Thursday that it still opposed further gun restrictions.

But Trump told reporters at the White House the NRA should have input on the issue and might come around to supporting tighter background checks on gun buyers or at least not be so strident in its opposition.

Following attacks last weekend that killed 31 people in Texas and Ohio, Trump said the United States needs significant background checks on gun buyers “so that sick people don’t get guns.”

Speaking of NRA chief Wayne LaPierre, President Trump said: “I think, in the end, Wayne and the NRA will either be there or maybe will be a little bit more neutral and that would be OK, too.”

The president carefully recognized that the gun lobby holds such strong resistance to any gun restrictions as they do not want one anti-gun bill to domino into another and another: “You know, it’s a slippery slope. They think you approve one thing and that leads to a lot of bad things. I don’t agree with that. I think we can do meaningful, very meaningful background checks. I want to see it happen.”

In his comments, the president boasted in his own ability to bridge the NRA and Congress amid previously failed attempts to pass gun restrictions by other presidents. “There’s never been a president like President Trump,” the president said per Reuters.

“I have a great relationship with the NRA,” he added.

Here’s more:

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, in a Twitter posting on Friday, said “it will be nearly impossible to accomplish anything meaningful to address gun violence” if Trump requires pre-approval by the NRA.

The Washington Post reported that LaPierre called Trump this week to tell him a background check bill would not be popular with his supporters.

Trump wrote on Twitter that he had “been speaking to the NRA, and others, so that their very strong views can be fully represented and respected.”

As he considers whether to push for new measures, Trump also has to ensure he does not lose support of pro-gun rights conservatives as he runs for re-election next year.

According to the report, the White House could look to pitch other ideas including changes to health privacy laws so law enforcement could catch potential shooters before they carry out their acts of violence.

“It’s certainly one of the front and center issues,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said via the report, but “background checks and red flags would probably lead the discussions.”

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham echoed: “I think there’s more pressure on all of us to do something. If you’re out there just living a normal life, this is hard to understand why we can’t do something after multiple events. I just think the space to do nothing is gone.”

Author: Lawrence Richard

Source: Governor Palin: Trump Says He’ll Personally Convince The NRA Of New Background Check Proposal

President Trump announced over Twitter that current deputy director of national intelligence Sue Gordon has submitted her resignation and would be leaving the Trump administration.

“Sue Gordon is a great professional with a long and distinguished career,” Trump said on Thursday evening. “I have gotten to know Sue over the past 2 years and have developed great respect for her. Sue has announced she will be leaving on August 15, which coincides with the retirement of Dan Coats. A new Acting Director of National Intelligence will be named shortly.”

CNBC News, citing “a source with direct knowledge of the matter,” reports Gordon announced her retirement after it was learned that she was not being considered to lead the National Intelligence Agency.

“The source with direct knowledge told NBC News that Coats had recommended that Gordon replace him, but that White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told him they had someone else in mind,” the CNBC report continued.


When Coats told that to Gordon, she felt she had no choice but to hand in her resignation, the source said.

Her departure may raise the hackles of both Republican and Democratic senators, who supported her vigorously. The source said she recently had assured Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the ranking Democrat on the committee, that she would stay on and serve as acting DNI.

In a statement to NBC News, Warner praised Gordon’s tenure and called her departure “a great loss not only to the intelligence community, but to the country.” He also sharply criticized Trump.

President Trump returned to Twitter shortly after his initial announcement to reveal that the Honorable Joseph Maguire was chosen to serve as the Acting Director.

“I am pleased to inform you that the Honorable Joseph Maguire, current Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, will be named Acting Director of National Intelligence, effective August 15th,” the president said.

“Admiral Maguire has a long and distinguished career in the military, retiring from the U.S. Navy in 2010. He commanded at every level, including the Naval Special Warfare Command. He has also served as a National Security Fellow at Harvard University. I have no doubt he will do a great job!” Trump added.

Author: Lawrence Richard

Source: Chicks On Right: Trump Announces New Acting Director of National Intelligence

President Trump is looking to enact powers under the Insurrection Act to remove illegal immigrants from the country, the Daily Caller reports “multiple senior administration officials” have told them.

According to the report, the Insurrection Act of 1807 gives Trump the authority to use the National Guard and the military to challenge “unlawful obstructions, combinations, or assemblages, or rebellion against the authority of the United States,” on U.S. territory.

From the Daily Caller:

An official expressed concerns that Trump’s use of the act’s powers would face legal challenges, pointing to the lawsuits against the president’s travel ban from majority-Muslim countries. However, as the official noted, the travel ban ultimately prevailed in the Supreme Court.

In addition to the Insurrection Act, the president is also considering declaring the country full and insisting that the U.S. can no longer handle the massive influx of illegal immigrants. 2019 is currently on pace to reach the highest levels of illegal immigration in a decade.

According to the report, one senior administration official said, “If you take a ship and it holds 1,000 people maximum — one more person and the ship is going to collapse. The country is full.”

“Our hospitals are full, our detention centers are full,” the official continued.

BizPac Review reports these comments echo ones made by President Trump last month: “The system is full. We can’t take you anymore. Whether it’s asylum, whether it’s anything you want, it’s illegal migration, we can’t take you anymore,” he said in a statement at the time.

“Our country is full, our area’s full, the sector is full. We can’t take you anymore, I’m sorry, can’t happen,” he said. “So turn around, that’s the way it is.”

And, from BizPac Review:

Thanks to both an influx of roughly 75,000 illegals per month and a reduction in available immigration enforcement resources, overcrowding continues to spiral out of control.

Just last weekend The Washington Post confirmed that overcrowding at certain U.S. Border Patrol stations has become so severe that officials “have taken the rare step of using aircraft to relocate migrants to other areas of the border simply to begin processing them.”

“Homeland Security officials requested the aircraft because Border Patrol urgently needs to move single adults out of the lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. The agency is scrambling to make room for the large volume of families and children who have come across the border in dramatically higher numbers in the past several days, officials said.”

President Trump may have hinted utilizing the act when he tweeted on Friday, “All people that are illegally coming into the United States now will be removed from our Country at a later date as we build up our removal forces and as the laws are changed.”

“Please do not make yourselves too comfortable, you will be leaving soon!” he added.

Author: Lawrence Richard

Source: Governor Palin: DETERMINED: Trump Finds Obscure Federal Law That’ll Allow Him to Physically Remove Illegals from U.S.

Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is waging a war on former Vice President Joe Biden and his moderate stance on climate change.

The Democratic presidential frontrunner was recently polled as the 20+ pool’s most “electable” candidate, BizPac Review reports, but his views about the environment are a “dealbreaker” for Ocasio-Cortez.

“This is a dealbreaker,” the New York congresswoman wrote in a tweet concerning a Reuters story about Biden. “There is no ‘middle ground’ w/ climate denial & delay.”

“Blaming ‘blue collar’ Americans as the main opponents to bold climate policy is gas lobbyist 101. We’re not going to solve the climate crisis w/ this lack of leadership. Our kids’ lives are at stake,” she added.

Several other liberals quickly jumped in and backed Ocasio-Cortez’s view:

BizPac Review reports Ocasio-Cortez wants a more firm plan to combat environmental change from her party’s leader and potential presidential nominee:

AOC is among the slew of radically far-left Democrats who believe that American society must be completely restructured, lest the world grinds to a halt in exactly 12 years.

Biden meanwhile intends to pursue a more “reasonable” plan that calls for reentering the widely panned Paris Climate Agreement and reinstituting the Obama-era regulations that Trump has repealed.

To appease blue-collar Americans, his plan would “also be supportive of nuclear energy and fossil fuel options like natural gas and carbon capture technology, which limit emissions from coal plants and other industrial facilities,” according to Reuters.

The goal would be to appease both radical environmentalists and everyday Americans. But according to Ocasio-Cortez and others like her, trying to appease both sides is a big no-no.

The Biden campaign has pushed back on the report, clarifying that Biden sees the climate changing as an “existential threat” and wants to do all he can within reason to coax Republicans into supporting it.

Author: Lawrence Richard

Source: Governorpalin: AOC Wages War On Biden, Said His Moderate Stance Is ‘Dealbreaker’

Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar still alleges President Trump incited violence against her when he tweeted out a video of her talking about the terrorist attacks on 9/11 and reportedly took her complaint to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

Trump’s tweet featured a video of Omar controversially referring to the terror attacks as “some people did something” alongside footage of the actual 9/11 attack. The president captioned the tweet, “WE WILL NEVER FORGET.”

Omar, as BizPac Review reports, reportedly called up Dorsey and instructed him to delete the tweet.

“During their conversation, [Dorsey] emphasized that death threats, incitement to violence, and hateful conduct are not allowed on Twitter,” Dorsey’s spokesperson said, confirming the two had spoken over the phone. “We’ve significantly invested in technology to proactively surface this type of content and will continue to focus on reducing the burden on the individual being targeted. Our team has also consistently been in touch with Rep. Omar’s office.”

According to BizPac Review, Dorsey said the tweet did not violate Twitter’s terms and conditions so it was not ban worthy.

Here’s more from the report:

“CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties,” she said, referring to the Muslim advocacy group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Trump’s tweet, declaring “WE WILL NEVER FORGET!” has been viewed over 10 million times and sparked hysteria from the left accusing the president of inciting violence against the freshman congresswoman who dismissed the terrorist attack that claimed nearly 3,000 American lives.

Omar’s Muslim colleague in the House, Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, defended commentsby her “sister” who was “uplifting people by supporting their civil liberties and civil rights,” and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanded Trump take down his video post.

As the Washington Post reports, Dorsey visited the White house earlier this week where he spoke personally with President Trump. The president reportedly talked with the CEO about shadow bans and Twitter’s perceived bias against conservatives.

From the report:

During the conversation, Trump spent a significant amount of time raising his concerns that Twitter deliberately targets and removes his followers, the Post previously reported.

Trump has made those claims in connection with his belief that social-media sites are biased against conservatives. But Dorsey said that Twitter’s efforts to combat spam result in fluctuations in a user’s follower count, noting even he had been affected.

Asked about that meeting, Twitter noted in a statement that Dorsey and the president also discussed the 2020 election and efforts to stop the opioid epidemic. A source at the time described the meeting as cordial.

Author: Lawrence Richard

Source: Governorpalin: Omar Asks Twitter CEO to Censor Trump, Gets Rude Awakening Instead

It is being reported that President Trump has been officially nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

One of Japan’s largest newspapers reports that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has nominated the United State president for spurring the peace negotiation process with North Korea.

According to the report, as NBC News reports, Abe sent a five-page letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee. Trump enthusiastically shared during a press conference that he was personally given a copy of this letter.

CNN reports that during the presser, Trump said: “Prime Minister Abe of Japan gave me the most beautiful copy of a letter that he sent to the people who give out a thing called the Nobel Prize.”

Trump continued, speaking of Abe: “He said: ‘I have nominated you, respectfully, on behalf of Japan. I am asking them to give you the Nobel Peace Prize.’ I said, ‘Thank you.’”

“You know why? Because he had rocket ships and he had missiles flying over Japan,” the U.S. president added. “They feel safe. I did that.”

Here’s more:

The national newspaper Asahi Shimbun, citing multiple Japanese government sources, reported Sunday that the U.S. government “informally” asked Japan to nominate Trump after he met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore last year.

At a meeting of the lower house of Japan’s parliament on Monday, Abe said he wouldn’t comment on the report because Peace Prize nominations are secret for 50 years. But he did say: “I’m not saying it’s not true.”

Speaking later to reporters, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga gave the same reason for declining to comment, saying: “The Nobel Committee doesn’t reveal the identity of those recommending or those recommended for the award for 50 years. And so based on this, I would like to refrain from making comments on this.”

A CNN report adds:

Speaking in the lower house of parliament Monday, Abe pointedly declined to comment on Trump’s claim last week that he had submitted the nomination to the Nobel committee.

“I’m not saying that it is not the fact,” Abe said, adding that the US President had been working to curb North Korea’s nuclear and missile development, and that he “highly” appreciated his leadership.

“I’ll continue to (offer) my utmost cooperation to President Trump to solve the North Korean nuclear and missile issues and the abduction issue, which is the most important … for Japan,” said Abe.

“With that in mind, as for the Nobel Peace Prize, the Nobel Committee has decided not to disclose nominators and nominees for 50 years. I would like to refrain from commenting on it, based on that fact.”

According to the report, a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize must be received by February 1. The Norwegian organization claims they have received 304 candidates for the prestigious award, the highest number they have ever received.

Here’s even more from CNN:

Last year, House Republicans nominated him for the annually presented prize, and the crowd at at least one of his rallies broke into a chant of “Nobel prize.”

South Korean President Moon Jae-in also suggested at the time that the US leader would be a worthy recipient. But a presidential spokesperson said Monday that Moon had not nominated him, nor had any plan to personally nominate Trump in the future.

However, the spokesperson said that Moon “thinks that President Trump is more than eligible for the Nobel Peace Prize” because of his contribution to bringing peace to the Korean peninsula.

Nobel prizes are usually announced in October but awarded annually on December 10, the anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel, who gives his name to the awards.

Author: Lawrence Richard

Source: Governorpalin: FINALLY: Trump Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

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