Lawrence Richard


Democrats flexed the true might of their majority in the House on Thursday when they voted to give illegal immigrants living in the United States an electronic medical records system that is better than the one currently being used at the Veterans Affairs Administration or the Department of Defense.

“House passes bill to give illegal immigrants e-medical records years ahead of veterans,” American Military News reports.


The House passed the bill, H.R. 3525, U.S. Border Patrol Medical Screening Standards Act, on a vote of 230-184. The bill requires the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Patrol officials to implement an Electronic Health Records (EHR) system, and store and report electronic health records to Congress for all migrants apprehended at the border, according to The Hill.

Just ahead of the vote, the bill’s sponsor, Democratic Congresswoman Lauren Underwood said “overworked Border Patrol officials” were unable to adequately record and transfer an illegal immigrants healthcare information.

“When I was at the border I saw busy, overworked Border Patrol officials having to keep health records on paper. I also saw how these records don’t follow migrants between facilities and transfers of custody,” Underwood said on the House floor.

In a press release following the vote, North Carolina Republican Mark Walker suggested the bill’s passage was unfair to veterans and members of the military as their healthcare record systems were similarly needing improvements.

“The Veterans Administration (VA) will not have similar electronic health records systems in place for nine years and the Department of Defense (DOD) will not have those systems for another five years,” Walker said.

“If we cannot deliver a modern medical record for the men and women who put their lives on the line for us sooner than that, it is impossible to think that we could or should deliver one in a month for those who knowingly enter our country illegally,” Republican Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. said in his own press release. “We should not treat anyone, particularly someone who breaks our laws, better than we treat our heroes.”

A vote to fast-track the new system’s implementation for the VA and DoD was reportedly introduced by House Republicans but was voted down by the Democratic-majority.

From American Military News:

House Republicans proposed an amendment to implement the same rollout of medical records system standards for veterans, but the effort was struck down, according to Rep. Tim Burchett.

Critics also decried the lack of new funding in the bill, which could leave the Border Patrol to bear the costs of the new medical screening procedures out of their existing budget.

“The new requirements are not funded, so DHS would be forced to take funds from other agency efforts including border security, combatting terrorism, stopping drug and human trafficking, and natural disaster response,” Rep. Walker said.

Two Republican congressmen supported the U.S. Border Patrol Medical Screening Standards Act, Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania and Fred Upton of Michigan.

Author: Lawrence Richard

Source: Chicks On Right: Dems Vote To Give Illegal Aliens Better Healthcare System Than What’s At The VA Or DoD

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden claims his new child tax credit “would put 720 million women back into the workforce.”

There are just a few problems…

There were never 720 million women in the workforce, to begin with. There is not even 720 million people in the workforce, or 720 million people of working age in the United States because there are not 720 million people living in the country.

“You get a tax break for a race horse. Why in god’s name shouldn’t we provide an $8,000 tax credit for everybody who has childcare costs,” Biden said during AFL-CIO’s presidential summit in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Breitbart News reports. “It would put 720 million women back into the workforce. It would increase the GDP—to sound like a wonk here—by about eight-tenths of one percent. It would grow the economy.”

Breitbart adds: “The statement left many in attendance and those on social media confused, as the entire U.S. has a population estimated to be around 330 million. It is unclear what number the former vice president was attempting to reference.”

Check it out:

Here’s more from Breitbart:

The gaffe was only the latest in a string that has left even the former vice president’s staunchest allies concerned about his fitness for office. Since entering the presidential race, Biden has repeatedly confused time and place — most infamously in August when he claimed to be vice president during the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, which took place nearly a year after he left office. Biden has also on multiple occasions forgotten the name of his former running mate, Barack Obama, while touting their work together in the White House.

All of that has left many on the left wondering if Biden is really the Democrats’ best hope for beating President Donald Trump in 2020. Jamil Smith, a senior writer for Rolling Stone magazine, summed up the pervading sentiment on the left when he said there was “no explanation that makes” Biden look good after the former vice president’s Parkland blunder.

The Daily Wire similarly reports that fellow Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker has expressed some concern about Biden’s countenance and memory:

“I think we are at a tough point right now, because there’s a lot of people concerned about Joe Biden’s ability to carry the ball all the way across the end line without fumbling,” Booker said after the third Democratic presidential debates in Houston. And I think that Castro had really legitimate concerns about can he be someone in a long grueling campaign … and has every right to call out.”

“I think there were a lot of moments where a number of us were looking on the stage when he tends to go on sometimes. At one point, he was talking about communities like mine listening to record players,” he continued. “I don’t remember the last time I saw a record player … But there are definitely moments where you listen to Joe Biden and you just wonder.”

The Trump campaign released the following video on Biden on Tuesday, captioned by those very words: “You just wonder…”

Author: Lawrence Richard

Source: Governor Palin: Biden Erroneously Claims His New Tax Credit Would Put ‘720 Million Women Back Into The Workforce’

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’

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