A general characterization of the content of the document would be that it lays out ways to address the issue of the FBI’s knowledge of Steele’s “Primary Subsource”, now known to have been Igor Danchenko. read more
“We’ve cleared with the office of legal counsel all these actions,” Mnuchin said on “Fox News Sunday.” “If the Democrats want to challenge us in court and hold up unemployment benefits to those hardworking Americans that are out of a job because of COVID, they’re going to have a lot of explaining to do.” read more
“We stand at a crossroads of freedom,” Pence said. “Before us lie two paths: One based on the dignity and worth of every individual, and the other on the growing control of the state. One road leads to greater freedom and opportunity, and the other road leads to socialism and decline.” read more
For weeks, there have been news reports and commentary on whether President Trump will "accept" the results of November's election. The president started it on July 19 when he was asked, on Fox News Sunday, "Can you give a direct answer you will accept the election?" read more
Time To Stop TikTok? COVID Relief Update. Today's Pick-Me-Ups.
Welcome to The Stand... Stand For America’s newsletter to keep our members and supporters up-to-date on the most important news of the day. The Stand offers a quick 90-second look at topics driving today’s headlines with a focus on conservative policy. read more
"In June 2020 the Transition Integrity Project (TIP) convened a bipartisan group of over 100 current and former senior government and campaign leaders and other experts in a series of 2020 election crisis scenario planning exercises. The results of all four table-top exercises were alarming..." see report
Stanley Kurtz, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, joins Mark Levin with insight on 'Life, Liberty & Levin.' watch video
"America has worked to extirpate the nearly universal sin of bigotry in pursuit of the fulfillment of the declaration. The story of America is 1776, not 1619; it’s Abraham Lincoln, not John C. Calhoun; it’s Martin Luther King Jr., not Robin DiAngelo." read more
"It is illegal to wave weapons in a threatening manner -- that is unlawful in the city of St. Louis," Gardner said in a statement. She added that she was recommending a diversion program as an alternative to jail. read more
The question that has been puzzling me for some time is that if the CDC was deliberately attempting to sabotage the US response to the Wuhan virus and damage President Trump’s reelection chances, how would they act differently than they have so far? The answer, sadly, is that they would act precisely the way they have performed so far. read more
South Carolina Republican State Rep. Nancy Mace explains why she's running for U.S. Congress on 'Fox & Friends.' watch now
A Joe Biden presidency would be disastrous for American businesses, workers and families. From his job-killing fracking ban to his promised tax increases on middle-income Americans, Biden’s big-government agenda would strangle the economy and leave entire communities destitute. read more
Graham made the announcement in a statement a day after Mueller published an op-ed in the Washington Post in which he defended the prosecution and conviction of Roger Stone after President Trump commuted Stone's sentence. Stone's case spun out of Mueller's probe. read more
President Donald Trump hosted a celebration of our great nation at Mount Rushmore. In the process, he delivered one of the greatest patriotic speeches in U.S. history. The corrupt news media, which hates America, obviously hated the speech and is portraying it as having been, in the words of the New York Times, “dark” and “divisive.” read more
“I think many, if not most, of the people who were in the movement that created the Soviet Union were probably idealists wanting a better world. They had no idea what kind of world they were in fact creating,” Sowell, the author of the new book "Charter Schools and Their Enemies" told “The Mark Levin Show." read more
The GOP has released an ad taking a direct and visual shot at the recent chaos and Democrat leaders pushing for radical change. It separates the legitimate concerns and peaceful protests in response to the death of George Floyd with the ongoing madness and destruction being perpetrated by the far left. read more
"I don't think they're seeing past what's going to happen next because they're thinking these are just symbols of oppression," she noted. "But, I had a lot of friends [who] told me, 'Oh, it's just the Confederate statues.' And, I said, 'No, it's not going to be just the Confederate statues. Just wait and see.' This is a slippery slope." read more
Is Communist China’s most popular social media platform safe? A growing number of lawmakers and global leaders say no. They’re calling for a ban on the video-sharing app TikTok to protect people’s personal information and America’s national security.
Twenty-five Republicans in Congress recently called for a TikTok ban in a letter sent to the Trump administration. They point out that TikTok can be forced by the Chinese government to hand over user data. Considering that TikTok has been downloaded more than 175 million times in America alone, we should all be worried about Beijing’s ability to abuse the app.
The House has already voted to ban TikTok from federal phones. But it’s still worth considering a broader ban that covers the entire nation, which the Trump administration is mulling. India made that move at the end of June on national security grounds. It’s smart to be wary of Communist China’s most popular app.
→ Read more: Is TikTok getting banned? 25 Members of Congress urge Trump to follow India’s example (NewsBreak)
→ Read more: TikTok really is the central front in the U.S.-China tech war (Foreign Policy)
Congress will debate a fourth round of coronavirus relief this week. It looks likely that the final bill will be a spending blowout, with a price tag between $1 trillion and $3 trillion.
In an editorial, the Wall Street Journal points out that Congress is focused on “replacing private incomes with government payments. The goal is to keep the public feeling good about the politicians who are writing the checks. But the good feeling will expire when the money runs out, and then people will want either more checks or a stronger economy that is creating private jobs. Even the U.S. can’t borrow forever to replace the incomes lost from a buoyant economy.”
Meanwhile, Senator Ron Johnson is highlighting that Congress hasn’t spent the money it’s already made available: “Congress authorized $2.9 trillion of Covid-19 relief… No one knows exactly how much of the Covid relief has been spent or obligated, but 60% ($1.75 trillion) seems to be a consensus figure in Congress. Let that sink in. We’ve authorized enough spending to replace 13.5% of annual economic output, and more than $1 trillion of it hasn’t yet been spent or obligated.”
Congress should keep this in mind. The worst thing lawmakers can do is add more debt and enact more policies that make it harder for the economy to get moving again. The best thing they can do is cut taxes, slash red tape, provide targeted relief to those who need it, and reform unemployment insurance so it encourages people to go back to work. If Congress doesn’t get this right, America will suffer for a long time.
→ Read more: A phase-four flop (Wall Street Journal)