Do not allow thug nations to use American hostages as bargaining chips

There was, as usual, a contentious bit of debate between Marie Harf and the conservative panelists on Fox News Outnumbered show this afternoon. Miss Harf, who was part of the negotiations concerning a prisoner exchange with Iran during the nuclear agreement talks, claimed that the Iranians presented a huge list of prisoners they wanted released, …

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The Democrats want us to take the same path as France

From CNNMoney: France is the weakest of Europe’s big 3 economies by Ivana Kottasová | April 23, 2017: 9:34 PM ET France is stuck in a major rut. Europe’s third biggest economy has suffered years of anemic growth, high unemployment and budget deficits, while neighbors such as Germany and the U.K. have enjoyed a stronger …

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Marie Harf gets #Outnumbered

From Fox News: ‘That’s Obama Propaganda’: McCain, Harf Battle Over ‘Success’ of Iran Deal April 20, 2017 | 12:47 PM EDT On “Outnumbered” today, Meghan McCain and Marie Harf got into a testy exchange while discussing the Obama administration’s nuclear agreement with Iran. McCain agreed with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s assessment that the Iran …

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There’s no threat quite like an empty threat

From The Wall Street Journal: Pence Warns North Korea Not to Test Trump In visit to demilitarized zone, Pence calls U.S. alliance with South Korea ironclad By Jonathan Cheng | April 17, 2017 3:26 a.m. ET SEOUL—U.S. Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea not to test President Donald Trump, calling the recent American military …

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The problem of remittances

From CNNMoney: I send money home to Mexico to support my family by Patrick Gillespie | March 20, 2017: 12:16 PM ET Dalia Maldonado is considered a life saver by her family and friends in Mexico. She paid for her father Francisco’s knee surgeries. She pitched in $400 for her friend Esmeralda’s leukemia treatment. And …

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Why the enforcement of immigration laws should please the left

From eater.com, a food and restaurant site: How Immigration Raids Destroy the Lives of Food Workers Comparing the tactics of Trump’s administration to the Bush era by Tove Danovich | March 16, 2017, 2:02pm EDT On February 22, 2017, exactly 55 unauthorized workers1 went missing from Mississippi restaurants after Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents (ICE) …

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Democrisy! The Washington Post is terribly upset that Amal Clooney gets so much attention due to whom she is married

Unbelievable! A lawyer named Amal Clooney gave a powerful speech at U.N. Some only saw her baby bump. By Samantha Schmidt | March 10, 2017 at 6:44 AM An accomplished, international human rights lawyer delivered a potent call for action at the United Nations on Thursday, urging the organization to back an investigation into crimes …

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Kim Jong-un’s latest temper tantrum Harmlessly wasting four ballistic missiles is a good thing

From CNN: North Korea fires four ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan By Paula Hancocks and Ben Westcott, CNN | Updated 5:36 AM ET, Mon March 6, 2017 (CNN) North Korea fired four ballistic missiles in the early hours of Monday morning, in what Japan’s leader described as “an extremely dangerous action.” Military authorities in …

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Most economists oppose President Trump’s immigration policies

Heather Long tweeted: Over 200 economists disagree with Trump on immigration, NAFTA and the debt, according to @business_econ survey https://t.co/AOgvIItBU2 — Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) March 6, 2017 To which I responded: Would those be the same economists who predicted a stock market decline if Trump won? https://t.co/be9JYutNZv https://t.co/E2Jaypbxi1 — Dana Pico (@Dana_TFSJ) March 6, 2017 …

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Two stories about illegal immigration

From CNNMoney: Mexican company: We’ll provide cement for border wall by Patrick Gillespie and Fidel Gutierrez | March 2, 2017: 10:58 AM ET Irony alert: One of Mexico’s biggest corporations says it’s willing to provide the cement for President Trump’s proposed border wall. Cemex, one of the world’s largest providers of building materials, said Wednesday …

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