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Yes, Trump can declare emergency

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On the roster: Yes, Trump can declare emergency – to the New border wall-the fight is trump vs. Texas landowners – Harris eyes the MLK day kickoff – Steve King draws a primary Challenger in the midst of riot – Clean-up in the fruit and vegetable Department

YES, TRUMP CAN EXPLAIN, PLY
Congress is not so terrible over night.

Weak and incapable of, our legislative stumbles forward, without direction or even a modest impulse to self-preservation. But other than the proverbial turtle on a fence post, it’s mostly got it.

It can be startling for Democrats to hear, only now, but also the President of Trump certainly has the authority to declare a national emergency with respect to the immigration. He has authority, because Congress expressly granted the Executive branch in the year 1976.

In the Wake of Richard Nixon‘s reign, Congress now has its own authority, the Executive, the just proven himself to be an unreliable guardian of liberty.

The first President of the adoption of the emergency proclamation was, not surprisingly, Woodrow Wilson, no fan of the Congress or the Constitution. He founded the United States Shipping Board, which is essentially from the government in a shipbuilding company. His three Republican successors did not follow suit, Calvin Coolidge, especially, abjured such a monarchical power.

Franklin Roosevelt, however, had no such concerns, and exercised broad Executive power over the ways Americans lived and worked, citing the plight of a worldwide depression.

Finally, the Supreme court intervened in, say, Roosevelt’s successor, Harry Truman , no, he was not the nationalization of the steel industry, because of some murky combination of the Soviet Union, and labor disputes.

Things remained cloudy for a while, as Nixon the royalist impulses led to new “emergencies”, including an address to strike, postal workers in 1970.

The joke here is, to override the transmission to the Congress authority, today is the trump card of power, a clear congressional rejection came from a Congress that is trying to be a check on the Executive. It is the same democratic Congress members, led the effort, the article of impeachment against Nixon, the leader of the National Emergencies Act. When Gerald Ford signed it into law was as a defeat for the Executive.

Har-de-har-har.

Bear in mind that. Immediately after the previous flood of abuse of Executive power and in the Wake of the President forced from office for lying about the illegal activities of his administration, the Congress of these United States went ahead and granted broad authorities to the Executive branch.

We did not know enough test cases to, for sure, but the constitutional legitimacy of the law is doubtful at best. Like our friend, judge Andrew Napolitano would say: “Legal, but not constitutional.”

When Trump said today that it would be “very surprised [him] that [he] would not declare a national emergency”, it sounded absurd, and not just for his illegible syntax. Congress has repeatedly, the President denied his claims for an additional $4 billion or so in the border security funding. The President really have the power to bypass the military Congress?

Yup.

Like many great civilizations before us, America is slouching towards authoritarianism. Democracies tend to be in the direction of the dominion, and in almost every case, as charisma are leaders and demagogues to deceive so successfully, the voters appealing to the emotions and not the reason.

Our founders rejected a pure democracy for this reason. That is why we have a Republic, in which institutions and constitutional separation of powers prevents a public authority, the clotting. The same Democrats who now complain about Trump makes the statements of the authorities, some of which, the said, for example, that Trump had the predecessor, the authority to mint a $ 1 trillion coin to get around Congress authority over the borrowing.

There are many crises in America today. This may include that in our chaotic and broken immigration regime. But it also includes our pathetic Congress has made partisanship and elections cowardice, the branch of the government is the first among equals in a vassal.

THE RULES: INFERIORITY COMPLEX
“It is evidently a great inferiority in the power of the President, in this particular case, that of the British king, nor is it equal to that of the Governor of New York, if we follow the interpretation of the Constitution of the state of the practice.” – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 69

TIME-OUT: – DRILL ON
History: “On this day in 1901, a drilling derrick at Spindletop Hill in Beaumont, Texas, produced a huge gusher of crude oil, coating the landscape for hundreds of feet and signaling the arrival of the American oil industry. The geyser was discovered at a depth of about 1,000 meters, fins in an initial rate of approximately 100,000 barrels per day and lasted for nine days up to the cap. Following the discovery, petroleum, which witnesses until then in the U.S. primarily as a lubricant and in kerosene for lamps, the main source of power for new inventions such as cars and flight; coal-powered forms of transportation such as ships and trains would also convert to the liquid fuel. Crude oil, the world’s first trillion-dollar industry, is a natural mixture of hundreds of different hydrocarbon compounds trapped in underground rock.”

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INDICATOR
Trump job performance
Average Level Of Agreement:
42%
The average of the rejection: 53.4 percent
Net Rating: -11.4 Points
Change from a week ago: unchanged
[Average, includes: Gallup: 40% approve – 55% lean; USA Today/Suffolk: 42% approve, reject – 54%; Quinnipiac University: 39% approve, reject – 52%; NBC/WSJ: 43% approve, reject – 54%; Fox News: 46% approve, reject – 52%.]

NEW BORDER WALL FIGHT TRUMP VS IS. TEXAS LANDOWNERS
AP: “As President, Donald Trump travels to the border in Texas, the case for its $5.7 billion, wall, landowner Eloisa Cavazos says she knows first-Hand how the project will develop, when the White house gets its way. The Federal government began surveying the land along the border in Texas, and announced to start construction next month. Rather than surrender their land, some owners are in the trenches, vowed to reject buy-out offers and the preparation to fight against the administration before the court. … Trump of the visit to the border Thursday in McAllen, a city with 143 000 on the river is planned. … The government has laid out plans that would cut through private land in the Rio Grande valley. Those in the chapel in the way the land-owners, who have lived in the valley, generations, environmental groups, and the 19th century. Many of them have hired lawyers, preparing to fight against the government if, as expected, it moves to seize their land through expropriation. … To build a compromise solution, the ‘steel-blades”, as suggested by Trump, or more fencing, of the kind that the Democrats have previously supported would be probably more court to trigger the process and pushback in Texas. Lawyers say that Trump probably refrain from expropriation requires the government to demonstrate a public benefit for the country and provide land owners, with compensation, by the Declaration of a national emergency.”

The judgment of the judge: to build or not to build a wall – This week’s judge Andrew Napolitano asks, whether the President alone can a border wall: “The Constitution is the Supreme law of the land. … All the responsibility of the Federal government come from the Constitution — and from no other source. … President Trump has no force for the construction of the wall, or a fence or a dog kennel on private property without Express or IMPLIED congressional authorization, this. The vast majority of real estate in Texas on which he wants to build, is the private, after Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, whose district includes a long stretch of the border than any other. The Federal government must use eminent domain, any land owner the right to proceedings against the government to the value of the property to the government. … A valid emergency Declaration, streamlined the government, with the emergency, but it cannot authorise anything that the Constitution prohibits, nor can it authorize the President to avoid all of the demands of the Constitution.” More here.

Graham gathered senators for last desperate attempt to end shutdown – Politico: “Sen. Lindsey Graham throw a Hail Mary to open the government. Graham brought a half-dozen Republican senators on Wednesday afternoon in a last desperate attempt to the solution of the three-week standstill, before President Donald Trump sets an explosive emergency Declaration to his boundary wall. The Republican senators were joined in mid-meeting from the White house emissaries Jared Kushner and Shahira knight, the President of the congressional liaison. Democrats were not invited to attend the meeting, which is largely made up of centrist Republicans, including Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Susan Collins (R-Maine). The participants stressed that the discussions were preliminary in nature, but some of these senators are scheduled to meet on Thursday with Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell , discuss more, according to congressional sources.”

Trump cancels trip to World Economic Forum in Davos, cited the funding standoff – Fox News: “President Trump announced he lifts his upcoming trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, citing the state funding standoff. “Due to the Democrats’ intransigence on border security and the importance of security for our Nation, I respect and am a full deletion of my very important trip to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum,” he tweeted.”

HARRIS EYES THE MLK DAY KICKOFF
KCBS: “Sen. Kamala Harris has decided to run for President in the year 2020 and announce your candidacy on or around the Martin-Luther-King-Jr. To – day, at a campaign event in Oakland, sources close to the freshman senator from California say KCBS Radio. Harris, 54, has been doing the rounds of television talk shows and will appear at several events this week as part of a short tour to promote their new book, ” the truths We Hold: An American journey.’ At each “stop,” when asked about running for president, Harris has not responded, to announce with some variation of “I’m not finished yet’, their decision, due to family considerations. But several sources knowledgeable about their plans, that she is ready, and has, in fact, decided to run, with the enthusiastic blessing of her husband and two step-children. The debate within their camp is, how and where to start your campaign. The tentative plan is for Harris to enter the race for the democratic presidential nomination in a campaign rally, most likely in Oakland, where she was born and began her legal career.”

Sanders issues apology for the harassment of female employees on 2016 campaign – Political: “sen Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) apologized on Thursday for the women who said they were sexually harassed while working on his 2016 presidential campaign. His comments to reporters in the capital came shortly after the POLITICO reported that a 20-something female employee said she was forcibly kissed by a top-Sanders-consultant in a bar in Philadelphia on the last night of the Democratic National Convention. ‘It seems that as part of our campaign, there were some women to be harassed or abused. And I thank you from the bottom of my heart, for the talk,” said Sanders, after a press conference on a prescription drug bill which he supports. To be … “the women in our campaign, the harassed or abused, I apologize,’ he added. … Sanders said he was not previously aware of the incident in detail through POLITICALLY.”

The Beto-show goes to the dentist – Politically: “‘So, I’m here at the dentist.’ So began Beto O ‘ Rourke‘s latest shipment from El Paso, Texas, where the potential presidential contender filmed in a green bib, and a dental tool in his mouth speaketh, and his dental hygienist about life on the U.S.-Mexico border. The unusual video, posted on Instagram, the left jaw agape in Washington on Thursday. But it is in line with O’rourke practice of live-streaming virtually everything — and, more recently, the concentration of attention on the lives of people along the U.S.-Mexican border. The introduction of the audience to Diana, his dental hygienist, O’rourke asked her what she wanted people to know about the border, as President, Donald Trump continues to press for the financing of a border wall.”

Ocasio-Cortez, a ‘Green New Deal” as a “litmus test” – Fox News: “A growing number of Democrats considering a presidential bid have signaled support for the sweeping ‘Green New Deal’, pushed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez , and other liberal lawmakers, and highlights how the 2020 field is drawn, to the left through the influential progressive wing. … Higher-profile of the potential candidates ranging from sen. Elizabeth Warren , sen. Cory Booker , also have voiced support. … Sen Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. … along with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., the proposal is approved, the last month, and said he would introduce his own version of a Green New Deal in 2019. … Former Obama administration housing and urban development Secretary Julian Castro, ready to a up to 2020 announcement this weekend, allegedly in support of the proposal… And the Democratic darling Beto O’rourke … is apparently supported the concept.’ … Other perspectives to 2020, as Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, have weighed in, but have not yet offered offices on the plan.”

STEVE KING DRAWS A PRIMARY CHALLENGER IN THE MIDST OF TURMOIL
AP: “A three-term Iowa state senator says he plans to challenge longtime U.S. Rep. Steve King next year in the Republican primary. Randy Feenstra, an assistant Republican legislative leaders, announced Wednesday, he is to the northwest Iowa headquarters, and has opened a Federal campaign Committee. Without mentioning king by name, Feenstra said the district a voice in Washington,” because our current representative of the corrosive nature has left us without a place at the table.’ He added that in don ‘ T more ‘sideshows or distractions need.’ King began his ninth term of office. He is known for hardline views on immigration, abortion and gun rights. Democrats and sometimes Republicans have criticized for his blunt comments. King usually has won again easily in the solid Republican district, but his Democratic opponent defeated in November.”

Another Kansas Republican eyes Senate run – The Wichita Eagle: “Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle plans to form an exploratory Committee in anticipation of a possible run for the U.S. Senate. Wagle, a Wichita Republican, said Wednesday she was taking a “serious look” on a campaign to Sen. Pat Roberts last week announced he will not run again in 2020. Wagle, whose Senate term ends in two years – has conservative a reputation as a Hardliner. They also serve as the first woman President of the Kansas Senate. In an interview, they stressed their frustration over the ongoing partial federal government shutdown”.

PLAY-BY-PLAY
House Dems will not waste time on legislation are pushing to put pressure on the GOP Roll Call

WH legal team is preparing to defend Trump executive privilege, as a house, The studies loom – WaPo

AUDIBLE: YIKES
“White nationalist, white supremacy, Western civilization — such as, the language offensive?” – Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, in an interview with the NYT.

FROM THE STANDS
“In yesterday’s opinion, they stated ‘….there is far more cynicism than to play credulity. This is about winning and losing. The Republicans, cheer, cheering on the shutdown would be just as hard, if it was $3 trillion, or $3. Forcing them to Kow-towing to the Democrats, is the idea”. In fact, the construction of additional physical barriers and a “hawk” on immigration, a position popular among Republicans, since at least 2005. Trump did not create this, he tapped into it and used it to win the primary. We support the shutdown, because we wanted additional physical boundaries for over a decade. 5.1 billion, a pittance compared to our 4 trillion budget, but it is much more than the 1.4 billion Euro in the Secure fences act in 2006.” – Eric Scott, Jacksonville, Fla.

[Ed. Note: I do not doubt in any case, the sincerity of the immigration hawks. That is why it is the strongest political Problem in our country today. Nor did I doubt the sincerity of the doves. What I complain of, is the latest melodrama in Washington. Democrats have voted in favour of funds physical barriers, including the non are completed for the projects. Their proposal, the physical barriers would Fund. In the meantime I hear to explain to the Republicans that it would be a disaster. This fight is so particularly pathetic, because it’s demagogic as transparent. “Build the wall, not the wall!” “Never! We are only fences, as walls build!” I would say it was stupid, except for the fact that it is wise. It holds considerable parts of the electorate glued to the action, as if it was an existential question. The difference between the two sides is, as you observe, a pittance. It is even less than the amount of money that will not be paid for Federal workers this week. Both sides are seeking maximum political damage on the other side, consequences be damned. Everywhere, where you think the needle should fall on the spectrum between $1.6 billion and $ 5.7 billion, America deserves a government that is more than a cheesy soap opera.]

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CLEAN UP IN THE PRODUCE DEPARTMENT
WAPT: “A Jackson, Mississippi grocery store was shut down after six women in a battle within the business. Investigators said a security guard was injured as he tried to break up the fight, it was reported recently that a food-Depot. Witnesses said the women were cast in melons and produce and hit the guard over the head with a glass bottle of syrup. He was in an ambulance. The women left a mess, including the torn-out hair extensions and broken were told witnesses. It is unclear if any arrests were made.”

AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“The best mandate anything. Let the customer decide. A 60-year-old couple does not need maternity coverage. Why should you forced to pay? And I don’t know about you, but I don’t need lactation services.” – Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) writes in the Washington Post on November 30. In March 2017.

Chris Stirewalt , the politics editor for Fox News. Brianna McClelland contributed to this report. FOX News mid-term report in your Inbox every day wants? You can register here.

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