Have nothing to do with the [evil] things that people do, things that belong to the darkness. Instead, bring them out to the light... [For] when all things are brought out into the light, then their true nature is clearly revealed...

-Ephesians 5:11-13

Category Archives: Politics

Biden Claims Latest Poll Shows Him the Best Candidate to Beat Trump in 2020

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, November 6, 2019: 

Following the release of poll results by the New York Times on Monday Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden used the results to raise funds for his campaign: “[This poll] speaks for itself. If Joe Biden wins the primary, he can beat Trump in a general election. The other candidates can’t.”

Unfortunately those results from the New York Times, which teamed up with Siena College, were much more ambiguous than Biden claims, and those likely to go to the polls next year are no doubt going to give the president a second term regardless of whom the Democrats nominate to oppose him in the general election next year.

The poll of nearly 3,800 registered voters from October 13 to 26 focused on the six “battleground” or “swing” states that Trump won in 2016, to see how the electoral battle is currently being played out there:

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Constitutional Carry OK in Oklahoma Despite Attempts to Deny, Delay, Derail New Law

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Sunday, November 3, 2019: 

Between 250 and 300 Oklahoma gun owners joined with Oklahoma’s Second Amendment Association in celebrating the state’s newly-minted “Constitutional Carry” law — carrying in public without government permission — in front of the state capitol in Oklahoma City on Friday. The new law became effective that day.

State Senator Nathan Dahm, the author of the bill that had previously been vetoed by former Governor Mary Fallin, exulted:

It’s a great day and a historic day. Throughout this process we faced committee chairmen who refused to hear a bill to restore our constitutional rights, or a Republican governor who broke her word, violated a campaign promise and vetoed the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms….

 

Today we celebrate being victorious.

In his first official act as Oklahoma’s new governor, Kevin Stitt, signed Dahm’s bill into law earlier this year that had previously been overwhelmingly approved by both the House (70-30) and the Senate (40-6). The previous governor vetoed the bill.

Oklahoma joins 16 other states with similar “constitutional carry” or “permitless carry” laws: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming, New Hampshire, Montana, and Kentucky.

An outline of the state’s gun laws reveals just how free its citizens are to exercise their Second Amendment rights:

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Trump Now Florida Resident; de Blasio, Cuomo Say Good Riddance

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, November 1, 2019: 

President Trump tweeted on Thursday that he loves New York, has always loved New York, but has moved his primary residence to Florida:

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the White House, is the place I have come to love and will stay for, hopefully, another 5 years as we MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, but my family and I will be making Palm Beach, Florida, our Permanent Residence.

 

I cherish New York, and the people of New York, and always will, but unfortunately, despite the fact that I pay millions of dollars in city, state and local taxes each year, I have been treated very badly by the political leaders of both the city and state. Few have been treated worse.

 

I hated having to make this decision, but in the end it will be best for all concerned. As President, I will always be there to help New York and the great people of New York. It will always have a special place in my heart!

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted,

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The American Bar Association Just Exposed Its Bias Against Believers

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, November 1, 2019: 

Despite its claim to be unbiased, the ABA exposed the canard by declaring an eminently qualified nominee as “not qualified” for a seat on the Ninth Circuit Court.

The group claimed to be unbiased in its letter to Senate leaders on Tuesday concerning Lawrence VanDyke, a Trump nominee to the Ninth Circuit: “The Committee’s work is based solely on a review of integrity, professional competence, and judicial temperament.” Nevertheless, despite VanDyke’s impressive CV, “a majority of the Committee has determined that Mr. VanDyke is “Not Qualified” … to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.”

How is such a conclusion possible?

It didn’t matter that

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ABA Declares Trump’s 9th Circuit Court Nominee “Not Qualified”

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, October 31, 2019:  

The American Bar Association (ABA) sent a letter to Democratic Senate leaders on Tuesday declaring President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Ninth Circuit Court, Lawrence VanDyke, “not qualified” despite his evident qualifications for the position. Said the letter:

Mr. VanDyke is a highly educated lawyer with nearly 14 years of experience in appellate law, including one year as a law clerk, an associate in a law firm, and as a Solicitor General for over five-plus years, first in Montana and then Nevada, two states in the Ninth Circuit where he would serve if confirmed…

 

Mr. VanDyke’s accomplishments are offset by the assessments of interviewees that Mr. VanDyke is arrogant, lazy, an ideologue, and lacking in knowledge of the day-today practice including procedural rules. There was a theme that the nominee lacks humility, has an “entitlement” temperament, does not have an open mind, and does not always have a commitment to being candid and truthful.

Accordingly, “a substantial majority of the Committee [charged with vetting nominees for the Senate] has determined that Mr. VanDyke is ‘not qualified’ … to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.”

And just who are those “interviewees” on which the committee based its conclusion? The letter doesn’t say.

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Super PAC to Fund Biden’s Campaign Following Another Biden Flip-flop

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, October 30, 2019: 

Just when big Democrat donors were about to write off the 2020 presidential campaign, along comes Biden’s pal, Larry Rasky, to pull Joe Biden’s languishing campaign from the brink. On Tuesday Rasky filed the paperwork creating a new Super PAC called “Unite the Country” and brought in some heavy hitters to join him in the rescue effort.

Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden had denounced (along with Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and others) “big money influence” in politics but, no doubt out of desperation, changed his mind last week. In explaining the flip-flop, Biden’s campaign spokeswoman Kate Bedingfield put on the best spin she could:

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Tacoma to Tax Gun Stores, Pawn Shops Out of Existence

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, October 28, 2019: 

The bill proposed by Tacoma city council member Ryan Mello heads for a final reading tomorrow. If passed, it will start levying a $25 tax on every firearm sold in the city starting January 1, along with two cents per round on ammunition of .22-caliber or less, and five cents per round on all other calibers.

Mello admits that his bill probably won’t do anything about gun violence, but it would raise an estimated $30,000 to study the problem:

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Is Joe Biden a Pathological Liar or Just Compulsive?

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, October 28, 2019: 

It’s a difference without a distinction. Pathological liars sometimes believe their own lies, while compulsive liars see their lies as clearly untrue but can’t keep themselves from telling them. Compulsive liars tend to lie out of habit, according to Sheena Harris, who holds a BA in Psychology, while pathological liars plan their lies in advance.

Either way, Joe Biden is a liar.

Speaking at a rally in South Carolina on Saturday, Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden did it again: he conflated some of his real history with enough fantasy to make his candidacy more appealing to his audience. He told his audience of supporters, “I got started out of an HBCU (historically all-black college/university), Delaware State.”

He lied. He didn’t attend Delaware State but the University of Delaware instead.

His recollection of his education was muddled.

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Another Biden Lie — About His Education

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, October 28, 2019: 

The man cannot tell where truth ends and lying begins. Speaking at a rally in South Carolina on Saturday, Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden did it again: He conflated some of his real history with enough fantasy to make his candidacy more appealing to his audience. He told his audience of supporters, “I got started out of an HBCU (historically black college/university), Delaware State.”

He didn’t attend Delaware State but the University of Delaware, instead.

His recollection of his education was muddled. While he did graduate from the University of Delaware, it’s clear that he was more interested in playing football and entertaining the ladies than studying, graduating 506th in a class of 688 with just a “C” average. Biden claimed that he received three degrees but later recanted when confronted with the facts: “I said three and I should have said two.” But even that was incorrect: He earned a single Bachelor of Arts degree in history and political science.

Somehow, however, that was enough for Biden to earn a full ride scholarship to Syracuse University, graduating “in the top half of my class in law school,” according to the presidential candidate. When James Dickenson looked into the matter more closely, he wrote in the Washington Post that Biden attended law school on a half-scholarship based not on academic prowess but on financial need, graduating near the bottom of his class, at 76 out of 85 students.

Biden had trouble remembering

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Have High-Dollar Democrat Donors Given Up?

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, October 25, 2019: 

CNBC’s private conversations with high-dollar Democrat donors reveal many who are having second thoughts about supporting any of the Democrat Party’s candidates. Biden is too male, too pale, and too stale. Warren and Sanders are too far left. Sanders is too noisy. And the others are in single digits.

Recent polls showed Elizabeth Warren overtaking Joe Biden, leading many to conclude that Biden’s third try for the brass ring would end in failure too. But of the eight polls taken in the last nine days, Biden regained his footing in seven of them and now, according to Real Clear Politics, leads Elizabeth Warren by more than five points.

What has changed?

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Biden Bounces Back in Latest Polls

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, October 24, 2019: 

Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden’s surprising rebound in recent polls has caught many by surprise. Burdened with his history of lying, corruption, flip-flopping on key issues, age, and mental decrepitude, many considered his campaign all but over.

For example, The New American considered that Biden’s poor performance during last week’s Democrat debate might have been his Waterloo. But of the eight polls taken in the last nine days, Biden regained his footing in seven of them and now, according to Real Clear Politics, leads Elizabeth Warren by more than five points.

What has changed?

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Prayers for the President Continue in Washington and the White House

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, October 23, 2019: 

From the beginning of his presidency, Donald Trump has encouraged prayers for himself and for the country. The TV evangelist who brought Trump to faith in Jesus Christ, Paula White, played a key role during his inauguration and then again during the president’s reelection rally in Orlando last June.

She was God’s tool in bringing Trump to faith, she explained:

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Was Last Week’s Democrat Debate Biden’s Waterloo?

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, October 21, 2019: 

In June 1815, near the town of Waterloo, just south of Brussels, French General Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated by two armies. Considered by many to be the greatest general of his time, and perhaps of all time, because of his stunning victories against overwhelming odds, Napoleon couldn’t overcome the numbers this time. He commanded 73,000 troops, while the Duke of Wellington and Prussian Field Marshall Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher together commanded a total of 123,000 troops.

Napoleon’s loss marked the end of the Napoleonic Wars and his rule as emperor of the French Empire.

Democrat presidential contender Joe Biden is facing a similar situation.

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The Ultimate Irony: Trump Tells CNN President Zucker “You’re Fired!”

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Monday, October 21, 2019: 

It could happen. Investors already unhappy with CNN’s audience numbers don’t need a high-profile lawsuit by President Trump over CNN’s blatant political bias.

AT&T paid $85 billion to purchase CNN’s parent company Time Warner last summer, and the company is already negotiating with its unhappy investors. The last thing AT&T needs right now is a high-profile lawsuit filed by the President of the United States over CNN’s outrageous political bias against the president.

Incensed over disclosures by Project Veritas that Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide, is using his CNN network to attack and bring down the Trump presidency, Donald Trump’s reelection campaign sent a scathing letter to Zucker and his attorney last week. It charged Zucker and CNN with violating the Lanham Act.

James Murphy, writing for The New American,

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Trump Campaign Charges CNN With Breaking Federal Law Over Bias

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Sunday, October 20, 2109: 

Outraged over disclosures by Project Veritas that Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide, is using his CNN network to attack and bring down the Trump presidency, Donald Trump’s reelection campaign sent a scathing letter to Zucker and his attorney on Wednesday. When it was released to the public on Friday the letter revealed that it charged them and the network with violating the Lanham Act.

James Murphy, writing for The New American, reviewed the Project Veritas videos that had been released and concluded that the network, in its first video, exhibited “a racial bias in its coverage of [mass] shootings … stories were picked based on the newsroom’s agenda and on what type of stories drive ratings.” Additional videos “paint a picture of CNN president Jeff Zucker as a vicious, agenda-driven corporate autocrat who is using the network to grind his own personal ax.”

Murphy, in a second article for TNA, wrote that

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Don’t be Fooled by Trump’s Sweet Tweet: Cummings Was a Hardcore Radical

This article was published by The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor on Friday, October 18, 2019: 

When an opponent dies, the honorable thing is either to 1) say nothing at all; or 2) say something nice. President Trump chose option No. 2 when he learned that one of his most fierce opponents, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee that was subpoenaing his personal income tax returns, black radical Elijah Cummings, had suddenly passed away. Tweeted the President:

My warmest condolences to the family and many friends of Congressman Elijah Cummings. I got to see first hand the strength, passion and wisdom of this highly respected political leader. His work and voice on so many fronts will be very hard, if not impossible, to replace!

Back in July his Tweet wasn’t so sweet:

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Venezuela Given Seat on UN Human Rights Council — One More Reason to Get US Out!

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, October 18, 2019: 

Thursday’s vote to give notorious human rights abuser Venezuela a seat on the UN Human Rights Council is indicative of the corrupt nature not only of the Human Rights Council, but of the UN itself.

One-hundred five members voted to give Maduro’s socialist regime a seat among 46 other members on the Council.

This happened despite pressure from Human Rights Watch, which mounted a campaign to keep Venezuela from being given the seat. Two days prior to the vote, Louis Charbonneau, an official at the Human Rights Council, warned, “A vote for Venezuela is a vote for the torture, murder, and impunity that have become trademarks of President Nicolás Maduro’s government. It [would be] a slap in the face to the millions of who have fled the country, many [others] facing dire humanitarian conditions, and the countless victims who never made it out.” Added Charbonneau,

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Democrat Representative Elijah Cummings Dead at 68

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, October 17, 2019: 

When President Trump learned that Representative Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), chairman of the House Oversight Committee (which has issued subpoenas for Trump’s personal tax returns), had passed away early Thursday morning, he offered his condolences in a tweet:

My warmest condolences to the family and many friends of Congressman Elijah Cummings. I got to see first hand the strength, passion and wisdom of this highly respected political leader. His work and voice on so many fronts will be very hard, if not impossible, to replace!

Back in July, the president sent a tweet that wasn’t so kind:

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Surprise: New York Times Writer Says Rich Don’t Pay Enough Taxes

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, October 16, 2019: 

In his zeal to prove the specter of “income inequality” that has been talked about by every Democrat running for the presidency, New York Times writer David Leonhardt turned out a 1,400-word book report. The book in question, The Triumph of Injustice, written by a couple of left-wing professors at the University of California, Berkeley, claims that, thanks to Trump’s tax policies, the rich pay a lower tax rate on their income than do the rest of us. Wrote Leonhardt,

The overall tax rate on the richest 400 households last year was only 23 percent, meaning that their combined tax payments equaled less than one quarter of their total income….

 

President Trump’s 2017 tax cut helped push the tax rate on the 400 wealthiest households below the rates for almost everyone else.

This is proof positive of the present inequity of the system since the “overall rate was 70 percent in 1950 and 47 percent in 1980.” In other words, in the upside-down world of liberal economic thinking, higher taxes on the wealthy is a good thing, while allowing them to keep more of their wealth for themselves is a bad thing.

Leonhardt added that it’s a class struggle between the “haves” and the “have-nots” of classical Marxist theory:

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Chinese Imports, Exports Drop Further in September While Trade Talks Pause

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, October 14, 2019: 

China made clear its reticence to do anything more than stall, delay, dither, and otherwise put off any serious discussions on items of real importance in its announcement on Friday. Said the Chinese Communist Party’s mouthpiece People’s Daily: “China’s position of safeguarding the nation’s core interests and the fundamental interests of its people cannot be shaken. On issues of principle it is impossible to engage and impossible to solve the problem by exerting pressure on the Chinese side.”

Translation:

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Many of the articles on Light from the Right first appeared on either The New American or the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor.
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