7 Things: Kushner security clearance HUGE news, paper targets Alabama immigration law, Trump wants to withhold aid from countries who send ‘animals,’ and more …
1. A conclusion that is obvious, but not being drawn: Jared Kushner is probably in the clear
— Kushner had his temporary security clearance revoked months ago, leading to speculation that he was dirty. He just got that clearance approved.
— If he was under any threat of being compromised this would not have happened, so this is big news for the whole Trump-Russia narrative.
2. Alabama is to blame for losing a Congressional seat, not rampant illegal immigration
— The Decatur Daily editorial team accuses Alabama of being responsible because they did not create a friendly environment for illegal aliens, they even took them to task for daring to pass anti-immigration laws (Arizona will pick a seat and they had a similar law).
— Congressman Mo Brooks and Attorney General Steve Marshall have filed a lawsuit seeking to make sure only legal citizens are counted for Representation.
— Ramping up his previous rhetoric, Trump added a nugget: He wants to cut foreign aid for the countries that send illegal immigrants and he will base aid on the number of their citizens who crossed the border.
— The ACLU and top Democrats continue to moan about Trump’s willingness to demonize gangs, so he called them “animals” again.
— The owners are attempting to end a multi-year controversy over kneeling by telling the players to “respect” the anthem or stay in the locker room.
— In spite of an almost $100 million dollar “social justice” play by the owners, the players have decided to keep fighting, claiming “management has chosen to squash the same freedom of speech that protects someone who wants to salute the flag in an effort to prevent someone who does not wish to do so.”
5. Democrat outreach to middle America continues, proposals to raise taxes roll out
— Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) plans to introduce a bill Wednesday that would undo tax cuts passed late last year, which has support softening under constant misleading media attacks.
— The repeal will coincide with new spending of taxpayer money toward erasing student loan debt and improving college affordability, which doesn’t make college more affordable.
6. Huntsville student sent to ICU after being slammed by a security guard
— The security guard was attempting to break up a fight between Steven Franklin and other students, he was slammed on the ground and hit his head.
— Huntsville City Schools is investigating the incident, the guard is no longer on campus and he will not return for the rest of this school year.
7. If a politician has blocked you on Twitter, that politician violated your 1st Amendment rights, or something
— A federal judge says the president’s Twitter account constitutes a “public forum” and using its block feature silences voices.
— This ruling will obviously be challenged, and it is not applicable to Alabama yet, but if it stands, get ready for people to slide into politicians’ DMs with public records requests.