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Archive for July 2nd, 2018

The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda

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Guest: Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda……We will look at the the angry left and their apparent losing battle against Trump…….Trump is winning the immigration debate specially the calls to abolish ICE…….The upcoming Trump-Putin meeting and what does it mean?….Is North Korea already cheating?……..Germany and Merkel in trouble…….Don’t look now but there is are protests in Iran……Justice Kennedy out and the left goes into hysterical overdrive…..and other stories…..

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Source: The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda 07/02 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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July 2, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Monday’s video: New President for Mexico

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July 2, 2018 at 1:45 pm

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Democrat Senator Amy Klobuchar, who is running for re-election in Minnesota, does not want to abolish ICE…….

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Democrat Senator Amy Klobuchar, who is running for re-election in Minnesota, does not want to abolish ICE.   

This is what she said:  

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Sunday bucked calls by fellow high-profile Democrats to abolish the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, putting a damper on the far-left proposal that has gained mainstream traction in recent days.
“We are always going to need immigration enforcement,” Klobuchar said on ABC’s “This Week.”
“I think we know that,” she added. “We are a major country with major borders, so to me, the issue is what are those policies.”

We should add that Senator Klobuchar is running for re-election in Minnesota, a state where Republicans are gaining strength.

We remind you that the Democrats calling to abolish ICE are not running for re-election or in competitive campaigns.

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July 2, 2018 at 1:30 pm

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July 2, 1964: Our family’s “freedom day”

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It was July 2, 1964:    We call it our “life, liberty and pursuit of happiness” day.

After waiting about 2 years to get the papers and the famous “telegrama”, my mom and dad grabbed the three of us and we boarded a flight to Mexico City.

From there, we flew to Jamaica, where we waited for our entry to the US. (My dad could not work in Jamaica so we were supported by our two uncles in the US!)

Two months later, on my brother’s birthday, we landed in Miami.

About a week later, we landed in Wisconsin to start our life in a new country.

My dad worked a day and night job. We packed into a very small apartment and the rest is history, as they say!

In our family, July 2nd is a special day of “freedom”.

It was the day that we escaped Castro’s regime and got a new lease on life in the US.

My father died in late 2015. I usually spoke with him about this day and would ask for details, from the weather to the ride to the airport to waiting in “la piscina” or what they called the room we waiting for the flight.  He was always happy to fill in the details and share a lot of information about that moment in our family’s story.

My mother is now 88 and just saw over the weekend.   

My brother, sister and I understand what our parents did.  It was a “leap of faith”, as my father admitted in our last conversations about leaving Cuba.   They had no guarantees but took the chance.

We are very grateful for their devotion and desire to see us grow up in freedom.

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July 2, 2018 at 1:00 pm

We got the judges we expected by voting Trump

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Back in 2016, many of us were not on the Trump bandwagon.  As I wrote here, I voted for Senator Marco Rubio in the Texas primary because of his apparent elect-ability. Later, I was hoping for a Kasich-Rubio ticket because of the Florida and Ohio connection.

On election day, I voted for Trump for one reason: the Supreme Court. In other words, I knew that Donald Trump would make better selections to the court than Hillary Clinton.

Trump won, we got Neil Gorsuch and the Janus ruling that will end the cozy relationship between public sector unions and the Democrats. Private sector unions will go on but the political landscape in California, Illinois, and other “blue” states will change.

Beyond that ruling, we saw a conservative coalition stick together and issue strong opinions, from the travel ban to the wedding cake decision.    

President Trump has also appointed some strong people to the appeals courts, where a lot of judicial activism comes knocking. According to Kyle Kim:  

 

One year into his presidency, Donald Trump is among the most successful presidents when it comes to appointing federal judges.

Trump has spent his first year rapidly filling Article III judgeships at Supreme, appellate and District Court levels.

Times data analysis found Trump is ranked No. 6 of 19 presidents appointing the highest number of federal judges in their first year.

Last, but not least, President Trump has been more realistic on Cuba than his predecessor.

I’m with Trump!  Voting Trump got me judges!

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July 2, 2018 at 7:27 am