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Good Monday morning!

Here is what's on the president's agenda today:

  • The president receives his intelligence briefing
  • President Trump has lunch with the vice president
  • The president hosts a roundtable with supporters in Houston, Texas
  • President Trump delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again Rally in Houston, Texas

Sec. Pompeo is not amused: thousands of migrants continue to march toward the U.S. border

The caravan of 7,000+ South Americans is marching toward the U.S. A couple thousand invaders were intercepted and returned to Guatemala and Honduras.

On Sunday night, Pompeo — who met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Videgaray Caso — went on the offensive, alleging in a statement that many of the migrants were criminals themselves.

"We also are deeply concerned by the violence provoked by some members of the group, as well as the apparent political motivation of some organizers of the caravan," Pompeo said.

"As President Trump has stated, consistent with U.S. law, the United States will not allow illegal immigrants to enter or remain in the United States," said Pompeo, who offered no examples of violence instigated by the migrants.

The travelers have said they are fleeing unemployment and violence in Honduras.

Of course they say that. We don't know who these people are. Are they criminals, gang members, human and sex traffickers? We have no idea and yet they are glorified by the media. We simply must embrace them.

The WaPo has a heartwarming story for you titled: ‘It’s time for me to go back’: Deportees join migrant caravan to return to U.S.

And then there were the deportees. Many of the migrants here had previously lived in the United States, for years or even decades, joining the caravan to reunite with their children, or to resume old jobs. They were undeterred by the American authorities who had apprehended them or the U.S. president who promised to keep them out again.

Some of them had returned voluntarily to their home countries long ago, but eventually determined that there was nothing there for them. Now, they were traversing Mexico while President Trump tweeted about their journey, demanding that the migrants apply for asylum in Mexico before continuing north, threatening to close the U.S. border as Mexican authorities appeared to allow the caravan to proceed.

“It’s time for me to go back to the United States. It’s a country where I can live my life, unlike Guatemala,” said Job Reyes, 36, who had spent most of his childhood and teenage years in Los Angeles, attending kindergarten through high school there.


The deportees and returnees were clear about their intentions to cross the border illegally, hoping to slip between patrol officers.

“It’s the only way,” said Nestor Reyes, 34, whose son was with his wife in Columbus, Ohio. He’d been calling her periodically on the journey to check in.

Some of them are certainly criminals, so why should we welcome them back in?


Police in Mexico try to stop caravan of Central American migrants determined to reach the U.S.

Trump and the Russian treaty

Wow, talk about cognitive dissonance for the treasonous RUSSIA collusion crowd: President Trump announced his intention to withdraw from the IMF treaty. That doesn't sound like something a RUSSIAN stooge would do. I wonder what's going on here? Will the RUSSIANS now make public the alleged pee-pee tape in retaliation?

NSA John Bolton is in RUSSIA now having some very tense meetings.

Trump said Russia has violated terms of the treaty that prohibit the U.S. and Russia from possessing, producing or test-flying ground-launched nuclear cruise missiles with a range of 500 to 5,500 kilometers (300 to 3,400 miles).

Russia has repeatedly denied allegations that it has produced and tested such a missile.

Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as telling state news agency Tass that leaving the treaty "would be a very dangerous step."

It would "cause the most serious condemnation from all members of the international community who are committed to security and stability."

Even Gorby popped in: "Washington’s desire to turn back politics cannot be supported. Not only Russia, but also all who cherish the world, especially a world without nuclear weapons, must declare this," Gorbachev was quoted as telling the Interfax news agency.

Bolton will meet with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov today and Trump puppetmaster Putin on Tuesday. Stay tuned.


Gorbachev calls Trump's withdrawal from arms treaty 'a mistake'

Khashoggi roundup

I'm not sure why the media is more upset about this Saudi guy than they were about Daniel Pearl, who was beheaded by some neighborhood Islamists, are you? Countries do all sorts of unsavory things, most we don't know about, and we maintain relationships with them out of mutual interests. How many journalists are locked up in Turkey right now? The holier-than-thou media doesn't care. Where was the outrage when Obama drone-killed U.S. citizen Anwar al Awlaki? But now, the Saudis are the worst! Let's end our alliance with them! Long live Iran! Whoops...too soon.

I agree with my friend Kurt Schlichter, who writes, "This may shock you, but I care less that a bunch of foreign barbarians killed a foreign barbarian supporter in a foreign country than I do about illegal alien foreign barbarians here in America killing Americans. A lot less." Amen, brother.

Erdogan: Turkey will reveal the ‘naked truth’ about Khashoggi’s death

Khashoggi died when he was put in a chokehold to prevent him from calling for help

Lawmakers point fingers at Saudi crown prince in Khashoggi's death

Saudi Foreign Minister: Crown Prince Was Unaware Of ‘Rogue Operation’

April Ryan Says US ‘Not Safe’ For Journalists

Your daily WTF:

'Headless chicken monster' filmed in southern ocean

Historical picture of the day:

The silken lines of a Varga girl Illustration in a copy of Esquire magazine are surveyed by Louis J. Croteau, right, of Burlington, Mass., secretary of New England Watch and War Socitey-"watchdog of New England's morals,"-- as he testified at a Post Office Department Hearing that the magazine was not dangerous to the nation's morals in Washington on Oct. 22, 1943. Bruce Bromley, attorney for the magazine, looks over the shoulder of the man whose search for indecency takes him to five or six burlesque shows a week and through the pages of 60 to 70 magazines a month. (AP Photo)

Other morsels:

Poll: Trump Approval Rating At All-Time High

Alyssa Milano confronted about Sharia Law by far-right journalist

4 Americans among 5 killed in Costa Rica rafting accident

Goodlatte previews Rosenstein interview with House lawmakers behind closed doors

Ellison forced to fend off assault allegations in tense debate with GOP rival

Iran has found a new way to harass US warships, and it's got the US Navy on edge

ABC Reporter to Beto O’Rourke: ‘You’re a Rock Star’

Selma Blair reveals she has multiple sclerosis

TSA orders travelers to pay $1.4 million in civil penalties for bringing guns to airports

And that's all I've got. now go beat back the angry mob!

Beautiful Ted.

It's not "Lyin' Ted" anymore...

Ugh, this guy ...

For eight loooong years, Obama's record-shattering regulations regime crippled the economy. All it took was a competent manager to undo the damage (cut regulations) and put in place some pro-growth policies. It's a work in progress, but for this guy to claim that he played a role in anything other than to stifle investment and economic growth is chutzpah in the extreme.

James Loomis, former head of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association, has thrown his support behind Congressman Jim Renacci for the Senate seat currently occupied by liberal Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown.

Loomis wrote in an op-ed that union leaders "are no longer nonpartisan figures who care only about protecting the best interests of their workers. Union leadership has become an arm of Democrat politicians, to the detriment of rank and file members and their families" (an understatement if I ever heard one).

The CPPA endorsed Trump in 2016 becoming the first police union in the nation to do so. Loomis says:

There are more jobs available today across the country than there are workers to fill them, thanks in large part to President Trump’s tax cuts and his renegotiation of terrible trade agreements. But despite rising wages, long term economic growth, and record low unemployment, union leadership still clings to the very Democrats whose policies consistently destroyed union jobs for decades. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown is one of them.

At the same time, the vast majority of rank and file union members see things differently. They know that President Trump has done more for union workers than the unions that are supposed to be looking out for workers.

Unfortunately, it’s been no surprise to me that unions are “endorsing” Senator Brown, despite his shortcomings. That’s what state and national unions force local unions to do, regardless of the will of the rank and file.

No matter how detrimental Democrats are for the workers they claim to represent, union leadership is so wedded to the Democrat Party that it turns a blind eye to the harm Democrat leaders such as Sherrod Brown inflict on Ohio union workers. But here is the little secret that no unionleader wants you to know: most of their rank-and-file members are never going to vote for Sherrod Brown.

They are never going to vote for a guy who insists that “There is no war on coal. Period.” They are never going to vote for a guy who champions fringe environmental policies over protecting Ohio workers. Nor will they vote for a guy who cares more about supporting sanctuary cities and open borders than protecting Ohio families.

And they are never going to vote for a guy who refuses to work with a president that continues to make life better for all workers and Ohioans.

Ohio’s rank and file union workers are excited about the opportunities that President Trump and his allies are offering to them and their families. That’s why they enthusiastically support Jim Renacci — and will turn out to vote for him on November 6th.

Loomis points out that while Sherrod Brown is running around bragging about his union support, "rank-and-file union members and their families see directly through his false camaraderie. Unlike their bosses, union members actually like and support the direction that President Trump is taking the country."

He predicts a heavy turnout to vote for Renacci among rank and file union members. We shall see. Renacci currently trails Brown by 16 points according to the RCP average.


A scary situation at Fox 5 in D.C. today:

Predictably, the internet quickly weighed in before any facts have been released about the suspect or his motives.