Beltway Insider: Trump/Gov Shut Down, Border/Immigrants, ISIS Attack, Women’s March, May/Brexit, El Chapo, Red Hat Hate

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President Trump and House Majority leader Representative Nancy Pelosi continue to spar over the terms to reopen the longest government shut down in history as more than 800,000 federal employees are poised to miss the payroll deadline again.

According to Gallup, President Trump job approval, for the month of January 2019, decreased one percentage point to 37% of those polled who approve of his effectiveness as President and those who disapprove of his effectiveness as President increased by three percentage points to 59%.

Trump/Gov Shut Down

With the lives and livelihoods of more than 800,000 federal employees hanging in the balance, the longest government shut down in history has become nothing more than a size contest between parties as each seek to determine which is more endowed.

As the prowess of our party leaders and president continue to take its toll on the American people, families, and children, veterans and the president moved forward with a new proposed budget.

The following is part of the Trump Budget proposal:

Asking for $5.7 billion to fund a steel barrier system, including embedded investments in technology and roads, on our southern border in the priority areas cited by Border Patrol. This is in addition to the more than 115 miles of barriers already built, replaced, or contracted under President Trump.

(The details of the embedded technologies have not been revealed nor has the extent or design of the steel barrier system).


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$805 million for technology, canines, and personnel to help stop the flow of illegal drugs, weapons and other contraband. This includes:

$675 million for drug detection inspection technology to help secure our ports of entry. $130 million for canine units, training, personnel and portable scanners to help deter and detect smuggled narcotics, weapons, and other dangerous materials.

$800 million dollars in humanitarian assistance, medical support, and new temporary housing. $782 million to hire an additional 2,750 border agents, law enforcement officers, and staff. $563 million to support our immigration court system, including hiring 75 new immigration judge teams to reduce the immigration court backlog of 800,000 cases.

The budget, which has been rejected by House leader Nancy Pelosi, can be read in its entirety here.

Border/Immigrants

A new group of Central America immigrants are making their way to the join the ever growing group of immigrants at the US border. The continued wave of illegal immigrants can't seem to understands the United States does not have an open door policy.

These people who have traveled a long distance, often believing the treachery of those who promise safe passage, guarantee admittance in exchange for more money than most of these people earn annually. They pay in the hopes of making it to the promised land. Many on the dangerous trip are injured, raped or killed with their children ripped from their arms enslaved by the few that prey on the innocence of others.


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The US Border is the end of the line. For the few moments they wait in deportation centers they may touch the promised land. Permanent entrance is only available through designated means at designated points of entry.

The policies of illegal immigration have plagued every administration over the last forty years and undoubtedly administration over the next forty will continue to deal with the policies of The Border.

ISIS Attack/Retaliation

The Islamic State, while crippled by both the current administration and the sixty nation coalition brought together under the Obama-Biden administration, managed to wage an suicide bombing attack in a Manbij restaurant killing four Americans and wounding 15 others.

Vice President Pence released this statement after learning of the devasting attack, "President Trump and I condemn the terrorist attack in Syria that claimed American lives and our hearts are with the loved ones of the fallen. We honor their memory and we will never forget their service and sacrifice."


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Three of the victims were US military and one female a military contractor. Adding to the concerns that a total military withdraw is too soon and could allow the pause necessary for the Islamic State to regroup with safe haven provided by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Operation Roundup or Operation Regroup

The suicide bombing came less than fifteen days after the US escalated the bombing along the eastern Syrian border, a stronghold for the Islamic State terrorist organization.

"The fiercest attacks in the past week occurred in Al Kashmah, a village on the Euphrates River near the border with Iraq, according to three sources in eastern Syria. Amid US air attacks and artillery fire by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), civilians and family members of ISIL fighters fled to villages to the south, the sources said. While Al Kashmah has not yet fallen, the only people remaining there are fighters representing what has become the front line of the war against ISIL in Deir Az Zor province," Aljazeera.com reported.

With intensive bombing raids occurring over the Christmas holidays into the New Year, the US led attacks targeted known strongholds of what is being called the remnants of the Islamic State. Most understand ISIS/ISIL hides itself, entrenching in civilian areas. The region suffering the greatest devastation villages along the Euphrates Rivers which is also home to 50,000 to 60,000 civilians, along with hospitals and other simple necessities that those of the region hope to survive on while Trump and the US led coalition continues to force ISIS to surrender.

troop Withdraw Not Supported

Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell, (R-KY) has voiced his opinion on the President's autonomous decision for a complete withdraw of American troops. Senator Lindsey Graham, (R-SC) has also voiced his opinion, of the President plan for a complete withdrawal of US military troops in the region, likening the exit will produce and "Iraq on Steroids."

The troop withdrawal would fulfill a campaign promise. Conceivably the president could continue drone strikes from US military installation allowing for a presence while not keeping boots on the ground.

The reign of ISIS, which President Trump believes has ended, experiencing a crushing defeat under his administration, may simply be lying low as this attack in Manbij is the second since the announcement by the Trump administration of complete troop withdrawal.

"Thanks to the courage of our Armed Forces, we have crushed the ISIS caliphate and devastated its capabilities. As we begin to bring our troops home, the American people can be assured, for the sake of our soldiers, their families, and our nation, we will never allow the remnants of ISIS to reestablish their evil and murderous caliphate – not now, not ever," Vice President Pence also said in his statement.

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President Trump presided over the arrivals of those killed in the recent ISIS attack, paying tribute to the fallen soldiers.

Women's March Number Three

The annual Women's March, conceived in protest over the election of Donald Trump, again took to the streets in cities and towns across America, standing for equality across the board, while fighting the dissension within the ranks.

While the structural collapse appeared to be the furthest details from the minds of the masses who showed up wearing pink hats, braving inclement weather, holding signs painted with the cause of choice. Estimates in total, while less than the first year which saw millions of women, their children and partners standing in unity, were still strong and formidable.


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The recent revelations of original organizer, Tamika Mallory standing with Louis Farrakhan, Jr., and his anti-Semitic statements were enough for many of the organized groups to withdraw support.

The implosion was exactly the ticking time-bomb the current administration needed as they head into the 2020 re-election season.

The current Women's March leadership must return to the roots of the original message in order to repair the damage, which could have very well been a strategic effort from male leadership to dismantle the strength of the organization.

Ms. Mallory thrust into the spotlight, an African American champion, became the take over target of those who wished to keep the status quo in place. Endorsing Farrakhan endorses his radical belief system, skewed doctrine, positions and principals and essentially enslaves those who follow.

Without a formal apology or released communication explaining her exit from the brotherhood the movement must take decisive action to regain the power which caused a collective pause in business as usual three years ago.

PM Theresa May Survives after Brexit Defeat

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May held firm throughout the week as her Brexit deal suffered one of the worst defeats in Parliament history and came back to survive a no-confidence challenge by Tory party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

With the clock ticking on Brexit, Ms. May has remained stubbornly unyielding to any idea or suggestion of a second referendum or any other methods available to stop this out of control train wreck.

After three years of intense negotiations, the deal the European Union has finally arrived at seems to short change the British people. The PM has repeatedly voiced the complexities of the deal on the Sunday Talk Show circuit.

Parliament, while continuing to damn the deal has yet to offer workable solutions to move the process ahead.


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Allowing for the possibility the British people have changed their minds, as people often do, should be foundation enough to allow for the possibility that the bigger picture, the unknown reasonings, are as simple as the positions of the populous has changed.

As for the PM the roller coaster ride of last week appears, unless there is a radical change either in government, the Brexit deal or the looming exit date, to be the order of business until one or the other determined forces give way.

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Trial – Is it All For Show?

The trail of Drug Kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman continues to play out in a Brooklyn, New York courthouse with the latest installment setting his former mistress as a prosecutorial witness describing their trysts and other sensational tidbits.

The sordid details of the love triangle, as Lucero Guadalupe Sanchez Lopez, 29, Guzman's lover of three years, answered prosecutors questions and presented the pint-sized lover magical spell over her, as she corroborated accounts of his business dealings.

She also claimed to be in bed with Guzman when Mexican police raided her home, breaking down the door, and then finding her alone, the bed still warm as Guzman had escaped, naked, in an underground tunnel hidden below a bathtub.

The details of lover's trysts, his power an aphrodisiac, the drug that drove her to remain loyal. Toward the end of the three year relationship, she also described concern for her life, a statement she made in open court.

Guzman's wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, a staunch defender of the notorious drug lord known for his brutalities against any betrayals, glared at Sanchez throughout her testimony apparently unnerving her husband's former mistress who left the courtroom in tears.

Guzman showed no emotion as he listened to his former lover. His wife leaving the courtroom countering the revelations with instagram posts that show her carefree, unfazed by the current round of exposed intimacies.

At the end of the day, one wonders was it all for show? Is it just another episode in the ongoing Kingpin's Trial? Will Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman be the next Dapper Don?

Red Hat Hate

A showdown at the Lincoln Memorial, two faces of America came together, in Washington, DC an indigenous Native American elder and Veteran preforming an annual traditional ceremony and the Trump Intolerant generation, red hats who believe hate will conquer.

The video which depicts a group of students wearing Make America Great Again red hat engaging a Native American elder, identified as Nathan Phillips, during his annual ceremony honoring Native Americans who paid the ultimate sacrifice.


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The new faces of America, Trump's Intolerant generation, were in mob force, menacing and threatening, chanting "Build The Wall" while they excited themselves into a mob frenzy of hate.

An unidentified red hate youth stood in front of the Native American elder attempting to menace him into stopping the ceremony. His stare down seen by millions on social media, and interpreted as an aggressive engagement.

The group from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky diocese part of a tour group supporting the March for Life, an anti-abortion annual demonstration which is known to become violent through intimidation and other controversial tactics, coincide with The indigenous People's Match.

"In a joint statement to the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington and Covington Catholic High School apologized to Phillips. Officials said they are investigating and will take "appropriate action, up to and including expulsion."' '"We extend our deepest apologies to Mr. Phillips," the statement read. "This behavior is opposed to the Church's teachings on the dignity and respect of the human person," The Los Angeles Times reported.

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