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Beltway Insider: Trump/Iran; Pushes For Red Tuesday; Khashoggi Killing; Immigrant Caravan Swells; Economy; James Bulger

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President Donald Trump, in this last week before the November 6, 2018 mid-term elections, stumped for the GOP around the nation, as this election will expose the mood of the country midway into the troubled Trump Presidency.

According to Gallup, President Trump job approval, over the past week, decreased by four percentage points to 40% of those polled who approve of his effectiveness as President and those who disapprove of his effectiveness as President increased by four percentage points to 54%.

Mid-Term Elections – Trump Stumps For Red Tuesday

President Trump has entered the mid-term election race with the same vigor of his historic and controversial 2016 campaign stumping for the GOP in triumph as economic indicators seem to prove he is Making America Great Again.

"It will be a very exciting five days. We're doing numerous trips to numerous great places, great states. And I hear we're doing very well, but we'll — we'll let you know on Tuesday night," the President said as he prepared to leave the White House for another round of rallies.

The Mid-Terms historically have had low voter turnout however the 2018 Mid-Terms are seen as the indicator to the 2020 Presidential Race and many say will have a direct bearing on which Democrat steps up to helm the upcoming president race.

With 2020, two short years away, and primaries season beginning in fifteen months with the Iowa Caucuses on February 3, 2020. The Mid-Term Elections are as equally important as the General election.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 presents the opportunity to speak loudly. To let your voice be heard in Washington, and to gear up for the 2020 primaries.

All 435 seats in the House of Representatives are on the ballot. Thirty-four Senate seats will be determined. Thirty-four states will vote for new governors. Democrats are stumping to take back the majority in both house.


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President Trump when asked if he would work with Democrats should they win the day said, "Sure. I think we're doing very well. Certainly, we're doing very well in the Senate, which is obviously very important. And I think we're going to do also well in the House. A final message to voters is really, we have the greatest economy we've ever had. People are working. We're down to 3.7 percent unemployment. Plus, everybody got the tremendous tax reduction. People are bringing home more money. And you know what else about the jobs? They now can go out and get a job they want because they have a choice. They never had any choices."

Trump Reinstates Iran Sanctions

The Iranian Deal, made under the Obama Administration, which would cause the dismantling of Iranian's Nuclear program over the occurs of time in exchange for the lessening of sanctions has fallen apart with both The United States and the Iranian government considering the agreement dead.

The Iranian Deal, crafted in July and August 2015, made provisions for weapons inspectors to have comprehensive and immediate access or risk the return of severe sanctions. The deal which also halted any attempts for the Iranian President Dr. Hassan Rouhani, to acquire plutonium needed to build the nuclear bomb. The core heavy water reactor at Arak would be emptied and filled with concrete rendering it useless.

For the next ten years, under the Obama Administration deal, Iran would not be able to acquire enriched uranium. Iran, at the signing of the deal would have had to remove two-thirds of its centrifuges which may have been completed.

The dismantling of the program, which may have been in some phases completed, are now mute and the deal which President Trump has indicated was a one-sided with Iran benefitting from the lifting of sanction and the release of nearly 25million dollars into an economy that was so desperately impoverished the funds wouldn't have fixed the economic situation.

President Trump said, "Sanctions start on Iran. They're very serious sanctions. They're very big. They'll be elevated from there. But, as you know, sanctions are starting on Iran and, you know, Iran is taking a very big hit. The country is not the same country as when I started almost two years ago. Iran is a much different country since I terminated that deal. That was one of the most ridiculous deals ever made by any country, at any time: the Iran nuclear deal."

Khashoggi Killing - A Grim Tale of Hatred and Silence

Turkish authorities have presented yet another account of the murder of Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi indicating he was strangled immediately upon entry into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and dismembered.

Further accounts indicate the dismemberment occurred inside the consulate and the parts were removed via suitcases and the parts dissolved in acid at another undisclosed location. Authorities have yet to name the location, although it is believed the dissolution occurred on Saudi soil.

The primary suspect behind the ordered hit of the US citizen has always been Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. He has been cleared by Saudi law of any involvement.  The Saudi government has declared they will leave "no stone unturned" in finding those responsible for the grisly murder.

The family of Jamal Khashoggi has pleaded for the return of his remains.

Immigrant Caravan Swells

The immigrant Caravan a swelling crowd of nearly 12,000 continues to walk, and in some instances receives rides from sympathetic citizens, as the mass of poor, desperate, citizens yearning for a better life, for freedom, approach the US border.

On the other side, President Trump has ordered 15,000 military personal to the border in what is expected to be a confrontation of global proportion. The President has made it clear to the media he has not given the order to slaughter the crowd or "shoot them."

"What I don't want is these people throwing rocks. It's turned out, in fact, it was just announced by Homeland Security, in just certain areas, over 300 people that they know are trouble. What they did to the Mexican military is a disgrace. They hit them with rocks — some were very seriously injured. And they were throwing rocks in their face. They do that with us, they're going to be arrested. There is going to be problems. I didn't say "shoot." I didn't say "shoot." But they do that with us, they're going to be arrested for a long time," the President said.

The clash of people who are tired, homeless, hungry with an expectation of hope will be sorely disappointed and angry with the expected US response. The President has made it clear any attempt to physically injure any military personal stationed at the border in response to this caravan will be seized and arrested.

The immigration policy, which has plagued every president since the 1970's, is considered antiquated and clearly out dated. Since 1970, 40million Green Cards have been issued giving permanent residency to foreign born citizens the opportunity to live and work within the United States. Throughout the decades the face of the immigrant has changed with many from well-organized Mexican cartels and organized crime. Those groups work against the foundation of the united States. They propagate the cycle of crime perpetrating criminal actions against Green Card holders and American citizens as well as building their organization through those who are susceptible to the thinking, ideals, and behaviors associated with organized crime.

Creating crime is a burden on every one, from the law abiding citizen who has to absorb the tax dollars necessary to house the increasing criminal population to the victims, who have no choice but to live within the boundaries of the law or face the same fate as the criminal. Mexican gang members, especially MS-13, are notorious for attempting to take over lives, and homes, forcing families to walk away as they muscle the life from them.

"We're moving in tremendous numbers of people to get out the MS-13 gangs and others gangs that illegally come into our country. And we're getting them out by the thousands," President Trump said.

The caravan which had been dedicated, and well behaved until recently, had serious clashes with Mexican authorities which many believe is a precursor to the confrontation expected at the US border.

"We could fix our immigration system in one day if we could sit down with the Democrats. But they don't want to do it because they want an open border, and open borders mean crime. They want those people coming up by the thousands. They want them to pour into our country. And in the group you have a lot of bad people. You have people that are criminals with criminal records. We could fix this system so quickly, easily. But we need some Democrat votes. Or vote all Republican. If we had more Republicans, it would be fixed immediately," the president said.

Economy/Jobs Report

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the Economic indicators for the month of October and the statistics as the administration touted, "smash expectations with strong job creation, rising wages, and soaring confidence thanks to President Trump's pro-growth agenda."

Adding 250,000 jobs to the economy , the numbers certainly do agree with the administration agenda of economic growth, across all demographics and a narrowing of the wage disparity with wages increasing also.

CNBC: Payrolls Smash Estimates with Gain of 250,000, Wage Gains Pass 3% for First Time Since Recession. "Job growth blew past expectations in October and year-over-year wage gains jumped past 3 percent for the first time since the Great Recession, the Labor Department reported Friday. Nonfarm payrolls powered up by 250,000 for the month, well ahead of Refinitiv estimates of 190,000. The unemployment rate stayed at 3.7 percent, the lowest since December 1969."

REUTERS: US Weekly Jobless Claims Fall; Continuing Claims Lowest Since 1973 - "New applications for U.S. unemployment aid fell last week and the number of Americans receiving benefits was the lowest in more than 45 years as labor market conditions tightened further. … Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 214,000 for the week ended Oct. 27, the Labor Department said. … Claims fell to 202,000 during the week ended Sept. 15, which was the lowest level since November 1969."


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The weakness in the economy, which the administration refuses to have an active conversation on while boasting on the successes of the monthly BLS report, remains the hovering Student Loan catastrophe.

Called the looming sub-prime student loan crisis, the administration refuses to acknowledge the facts surrounding the economy in the same breath has the student loan crisis. The sub-prime mortgage crisis threw this economy in recession and cost million of hardworking, employed Americans their homes. The student loan sub-prime catastrophe will also cost million of student loan borrows their homes as they cannot afford to purchase a home.

Student Loan debt, currently hovers at $1.5trillion dollars, with 44 million Americans and 70% of college students in debt for an education that was expected to be an investment into ones future that would guarantee seasons such as these would not be on the radar.

The deceptively healthy economy can not hold the stress of additional sectors of the population suffering a crisis. If the economy were as healthy as the trump administration would want the world to believe the collective, Student Loan debt would reflect a downward trend as employment would reflect wages that allowed for repayment, standard and not accelerated, along with major purchase spending which are also indictors of a strong economy.

Wages need to increase exponentially and employment, not simply jobs, in traditionally high paying sectors need to also increase.

James "Whitey" Bulger

James "Whitey" Bulger, 89, the one-time leader of Boston's notorious Winter Hill gang, who evaded federal authorities while living a quiet existence, with a cache of weapons and more than $2million in cash stuffed in the walls, in Santa Monica, California was murdered this week.

Bulger was transferred to the maximum security prison in Hazelton, West Virginia, and was immediately placed in General Population, which violated protocol. Within 11 hours of his arrival he was found dead, a unrecognizable bloody pulp in his wheelchair.

The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia and the F.B.I. have ruled the Bulger murder a homicide and confirmed the aging mobster's murder is under investigation.

Prison officials have released footage of Bulger, who was in a wheelchair, being pushed by another inmate to a corner outside the camera's angle, which is where he was attacked and savagely beaten with a sock filled with padlocks until he was "unrecognizable."

"Paul J. DeCologero, who belonged to the North Shore crime group, is now a suspect in Bulger's death along with Fotios "Freddy" Geas. The two are accused of brutally beating the wheelchair-bound Bulger with a padlock inside of a sock, law enforcement officials familiar with the matter told the Boston Globe," the UPI reported.

Bulger was convicted of 11 murders in Florida, Oklahoma and Massachusetts. He had served five years of his two consecutive life sentences before his move to West Virginia.

Law Enforcement has also confirmed no other information will be released.

For more information on President Donald Trump: www.whitehouse.gov

Sources: Whitehouse.gov, Wikipedia.com

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