The Morning Briefing: Happy 4th of July, Patriotism Hits Lowest Level Ever

Fireworks explode over Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and U.S. Capitol along the National Mall in Washington, Wednesday, July 4, 2018, during the Fourth of July celebration. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Happy 4th of July!

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

  • The president delivers remarks at Salute to America

Holiday edition of the Briefing with some quick hits:


Patriotism hits an all-time low according to a new Gallup poll. Only 47% say they are extremely proud to be an American, the second year for a sub-50% figure. The number is dragged down by Democrats, no surprise there. Only 22% say they are extremely proud to be American. Maybe we can run an exchange program for disgruntled lefties with any number of the 100k people who risk their lives to come here each month. Those folks seem to want to be here. Just a thought.

People are still freaking out over Trump’s military parade today. Democrat D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said on MSNBC she hoped “that we never see this spectacle of our military force being on display as a show of force to our own people.” Show of force to our own people? Interesting takeaway. Will you watch or attend? What are you grilling today? I’m looking at some nice grass-fed ribeyes. Let me know what your plans are in the comments.

Finally, Trump is still trying to get the citizenship question on the census.

“The Departments of Justice and Commerce have now been asked to reevaluate all available options following the Supreme Court’s decision and whether the Supreme Court’s decision would allow for a new decision to include the citizenship question on the 2020 Decennial Census,” the DOJ said Wednesday in a letter to another federal judge in New York.

“In the event that the Commerce Department adopts a new rationale for including the citizenship question on the 2020 Decennial Census consistent with the decision of the Supreme Court, the Government will immediately notify this Court so that it can determine whether there is any need for further proceedings or relief.”


Get your popcorn popping!


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CNN Uses Weak Source to Claim Trump-Military Rift over 4th of July Party

8-Year-Old ‘Mini AOC’ Has to Delete Parody Accounts After Doxxing, Death Threats Against Her Family

Who knew? Now Betsy Ross Is a White Supremacist, Apparently

Obama DHS Secretary: 2020 Democrats Are Pushing ‘Unworkable’ ‘Open Borders’ Plans

Fact Check: Trump Treating Illegals as Well or Better Than Obama

Other morsels:

Appeals court: Trump can’t use Pentagon cash for border wall

Gun Rights Groups File Age Discrimination Suit Against California

Justice Ginsburg Praises Kavanaugh For All-Female Staff

Hollywood is back in love with the Mueller Report. Why?

U.S. Navy SEAL spared jail but demoted after war crimes trial

Trump says immigrants ‘unhappy’ with detention centers should stay home

Bret Weinstein and Andy Ngo discuss Antifa: ‘The illiberal, authoritarian left keeps resetting the bar of irony’

Trump warns Iran on uranium: Threats ‘can come back to bite you’

IMPORTANT Here Are The Conservative Groups Google Is Paying To Brush Back Sen. Hawley

‘Worst Kind Of Hypocrisy’: GOP Senator, Liberal Paper Hammer Nike For Chinese Partnerships

Is this trafficking? Cory Booker Helps Asylum Seekers Cross The Border From Juarez


Of course. Joaquin Castro calls Laura Ingraham ‘a white supremacist’

Border agency knew about secret Facebook group for years

Court wants Jeffrey Epstein’s potentially defaming documents made public

Boeing to pay $100M to families, communities of 737 crash victims

Trump-Appointed Judge to Preside Over House Democrats’ Tax Return Lawsuit

Border Patrol agent disputes Nadler, AOC criticisms, says detention facilities are ‘not inhumane’

Strzok-Page texts debated whether to share details with DOJ on key London meeting in 2016

Great idea. Rep. Ilhan Omar calls for end to Customs and Border Protection

Florida woman who turned in estranged husband’s guns faces trespassing charge, other counts dropped

I saw this movie. Great white sharks are invading Cape Cod just in time for the Fourth of July

Australian detained in North Korea has ‘safely left the country,’ PM says

Joe Biden raised $21.5 million, trailing behind Pete Buttigieg’s $24.8 million

Appeals court: Trump can’t use Pentagon cash for border wall

And that’s all I’ve got, now go celebrate the 4th of July!


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