June 24, 2018

Stunned NY Times: ‘Numb to Outrage,’ Trump’s GOP Approval Has Grown

Saturday’s New York Times story on President Donald Trump’s popularity reads like a tortured liberal’s lament. Jeremy Peters is astonished that Trump’s support in the Republican Party has grown, and doesn’t understand the ”protective” reaction to the unhinged attacks on him.

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Alliance Defending Freedom Spox: Amazon Has SPLC Decide Who Can Be in Its ‘Smile’ Charity Program

On Tucker Carlson’s Friday evening Fox News show, the host played a previously recorded interview with Alliance Defending Freedom spokesperson Kristen Waggoner. Waggoner detailed how e-commerce giant Amazon has allowed the far-left Southern Poverty Law Center to unilaterally manage and monitor its “Smile” program, which allows buyers to have a portion of their purchases go to charities they support. The SPLC recently kicked ADF out of Smile, and has falsely and slanderously claimed for years that ADF is a hate group.

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Sunday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (062418)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: Republicans Defeat Democrats’ Attempt to Fund International Planned Parenthood After President Trump Defunded It

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Washington, via LifeNews.com:

JUN 20 2018, 5:55PM

Republicans today defeated an attempt by pro-abortion Democrats to restore funding to the International Planned Parenthood abortion business.

Last year, President Donald Trump signed an executive order defunding the International Planned Parenthood abortion business and preventing it and other organizations from promoting or performing abortions in other countries with taxpayer funds. He reinstated the Mexico City policy that has been in place under previous pro-life presidents and was retracted during the administration of proportion President Barack Obama.

A leading pro-abortion member of Congress attempted to restore the funding during a committee markup of a house bill today but was turned back by pro-life Republicans.

Today the House Appropriations Committee approved the FY19 State and Foreign Operations (SFOPs) Appropriations bill. The bill included language again implementing President Trumps’ executive order to defund International Planned Parenthood and other abortion organizations. The language requires foreign nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to agree, as a condition of their receipt of global health assistance grant money, not to perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning.

But pro-abortion Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) offered an amendment to remove the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance (PLGHA) (formerly the Mexico City Policy) from the base bill and prohibit it from being implemented. In response, Chairman Rogers noted that the six-month review released by the State Department showed that, so far, 99.5% of prime partners have accepted the terms of the funding and will not perform or promote abortions overseas.

The Lowey Amendment was defeated 30-22 along party lines, with all Republicans voting pro-life to continue defunding International Planned Parenthood and all Democrats voting to restore funding to the abortion company.

Planned Parenthood has about $100 million fewer tax dollars to abort unborn babies across the world, thanks to the Trump policy.

Go here for the rest of the story.