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As Americans and the world at large continue to reexamine the realities of the failed war on drugs, a number of citizens have been in the President’s ear on the subject.

Earlier this, television star and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian met with President Trump at the White House to discuss the subject of prison reform, in a conversation that eventually led to the Commander in Chief to commute the sentence of Alice Marie Johnson – a woman who was sentenced to life for a drug conviction.

Now, after hearing similar pleas for reform from Kardashian’s husband, eccentric rapper Kanye West, the President has signaled a willingness to indulge in future drug sentencing reform.

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“You have many people like Mrs. Johnson,” Trump said on Fox News. “There are people in jail for really long terms.”

Notably, Trump did not say the solution is more commutations, although those would certainly be welcome. “There has to be a reform, because it’s very unfair right now,” he said. “It’s very unfair to African-Americans. It’s very unfair to everybody.”

Trump had high praise for criminal justice reforms in Texas and Georgia, which in recent years have seen falling crime rates even as they reduced their prison populations. “They really have done a tremendous job with reform,” he said.

These comments, which may seem surprising from a man who has consciously cultivated a tough-on-crime image, reflect the influence of people Trump respects, people like his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a supporter of the conservative reform organization Right on Crime. And yes, people like Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.

These statements come within hours of Canada’s incredible legal maneuver in which the national prohibition on marijuana has been lifted.

The United States certainly stands to profit should they follow suit, not only for the green gold rush that recreational and medicinal marijuana has proven itself to be, but also with the possibility of year round exports of the cash crop to Canada during our ally’s long, cold winters.

 

 

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ALERT: Dem Socialist Ocasio-Cortez Joins House Panel Overseeing Financial Sector

UH OH!

John Salvatore

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Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) is chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee.

Scary enough, right?

It gets worse.

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A self-described Democrat Socialist is set to join the committee.

From The Hill:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is slated to join the committee leading the House’s oversight of U.S banks, lenders and financial markets.

Ocasio-Cortez has been recommended by Democratic leaders for a spot on the House Financial Services Committee, a Democratic source told The Hill on Tuesday. The full roster of Democrats joining the committee is expected to be released as soon as Tuesday night.

The next two years are going to be a trip!

Check out this montage of everytime AOC “got it wrong”…

California Congresswoman Maxine Waters just doesn’t care anymore.

A lot of Democrats don’t, actually.

According to Waters in a not-so-subtle threat, it’s time to “get rid” of “despicable” President Trump.

We must understand that the Fed does not work for the president of the United States. The Fed creates monetary policy based on what’s good for the economy and, of course, I may disagree from time to time with their decisions but we must not interfere. They must be independent. Right now Powell is saying that they’re dealing with inflation, but they don’t work for the president. The president can’t fire them. All that the president can do when he opens his mouth is rattle the markets. As a matter of fact, the volatility that you see in the markets is caused by the kinds of statements that this president will make causing more uncertainty.

I’m not surprised that the president is doing this because I’m not surprised at anything that the president may do or say. I have warned America from the beginning that this president is not worthy, he cannot be trusted, he’s a liar, He’s despicable. Any time he steps in, opens his mouth, tries to interfere with one of our agencies I’m not shocked but the American people continue to be shocked. The Republicans are intimidated and not standing by their responsibility for oversight and dealing with this president. So, yes, no, Powell does not work for him. The attorney general should not work for him, but he thinks that they all should be working for him and not for the American people. We need to get rid of this president.

Ocasio-Cortez is everything that’s wrong with America.

She knows little of which she speaks.

Even worse, she has loyal followers who bend their ear to every word she says (or writes).

AOC is now comparing President Trump to a member of the Ku Klux Klan

This is called pandering.

AOC can do it with the best of them.

Shame.

There are some things a person just never expects to see.

One of those things would be far-left Whoopi Goldberg telling even further left Ocasio-Cortez to shut up for being such a loudmouth.

But it happened.

WATCH (start at 2:20)…

WOW.

It seems like the other ladies of “The View” agreed with Whoopi, which is even weirder.

Democrat Senator Claire McCaskill lost her race to Republican Josh Hawley.

She didn’t leave quietly, though.

McCaskill went after “what’s her name” Ocasio-Cortez like she got paid to do it.

It’s pretty brutal.

From Daily Wire:

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) warned against nominating “far-left” Democrats like socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez this week, saying that candidates like her “have not been in a place where the math is unforgiving to” their political views.

McCaskill made the remarks while appearing on a Thursday podcast with The New York Times where she blamed her loss on “irritating” pro-abortion activists and also warned against nominating far-left Democrats.

McCaskill: “What’s her name, [the one] everybody’s fascinated with from New York? I hope she listens to people who defeated Republicans because it’s the people who defeated Republicans in this election that we need to be emulating. Not the people who defeated Democrats in primaries” in deep blue districts.

They’re so passionate about their beliefs they feel if everyone would just be more pure, more people would come to the cause, and many of them have not been in a place where the math is unforgiving to that concept. And so, I just want to make sure that we don’t make a mistake and go so far to the left in nominating a candidate that we lose all those white working-class voters that have been a huge part of our party decades ago.

We have an opportunity in 2020 as long as we don’t go so far-left off the side of the earth that we alienate those people that, when they hear the word ‘free college,’ they hear that phrase, they think, ‘Oh, look, they’re giving away something to other people besides me again. I had to earn mine. Why aren’t they having to earn theirs?’ That thing is real. Sometimes, going too far, we turn off people and make election victories impossible.

Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld has some thoughts on Alexandria:

This is what happens when you run on slogans and know nothing about actual policy or how things work.

Check out AOC’s tweet on “death panels”…

Then see how quickly she gets destroyed…

At a press conference for Sunshine Movement, which is a far-left group, Alexandria compared her midterm election victory to the moon landing and the civil rights movement.

There are no words to explain this kind of ignorance.

From Daily Wire:

Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rambled on Friday that her election victory was on par with the United States landing on the moon, something that she falsely thinks was a political victory for the Democrats over the Republicans.

AOC: “This is not just about a clean new deal. This is about a new deal for the United States of America.

Because in every moment when our country has reached the depths of darkness, in every moment when we were at the brink, at the cusp of an abyss and we did not know if we would be capable of saving ourselves, we have. We’ve done it. We’ve dug deep and we’ve done what we thought was impossible.

AOC needs everyone to know that “people are going to die” if something isn’t done about climate change:

Maybe Alexandria didn’t get the message that large outfits often falsify their data to make it seem as if things are worse than they are?

Ugh.

It’s going to be a long two years covering this one.

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BOMBSHELL: Mexican President Took $100 Million Bribe From Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’

He asked for $250 MILLION!!

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It’s not exactly a secret to claim that public officials in Mexico are corrupt.

To be fair, public officials in every country are corrupt.

And yet, Mexico stands on its own – along with pretty much the entire continent of Africa.

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Case in point…

Mexican drug lord “El Chapo” reportedly paid $100 million to Mexico’s now-former president.

This was after Nieto asked for an initial $250 million!

Sinaloa drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman paid a $100 million bribe to former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in 2012, according to testimony given in a New York federal court on Tuesday.

The testimony was given by Colombian drug lord Alex Cifuentes Villa, who said that Peña Nieto first contacted Guzman “about the time he was elected president in late 2012, asking the drug lord for $250 million in exchange for calling off a nationwide manhunt for him,” The New York Times reported.

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Cifuentes testified that Guzman paid off multiple Mexican officials and, on at least two occasions, “gave the Mexican military between $10 million and $12 million to launch operations to ‘either kill or capture’ associates of the Beltrán-Leyva brothers during his war with them.”

Senator Ted Cruz, who was recently elected to his second term in office, knows exactly how to pay for the border wall Democrats so desperately despise.

It won’t even cost the American people a single cent.

The bill is called Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order Act, or EL CHAPO Act.

How could Democrats say no to this?

From Daily Caller:

The bill would designate any money and assets seized from notorious gangster Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán and allocate them for the construction of the border wall. El Chapo was extradited to the U.S. in 2017 to face charges related to running one of the most notorious drug cartels in the world.

El Chapo was worth $14 billion at the time of his arrest.

President Trump is only asking for $5 billion.

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Speaking of Mexico…

From Daily Wire:

The Mexican government announced they are investigating the leak of a video that showed an October 2018 ambush by a Mexican drug cartel on a truck that was transporting four police officers.

“The video depicts the ambush killing of four officers of the Secretariat of Security of the State of Mexico (SSEM),” Robert Arce of Breitbart’s Border and Cartel team reported. “They were traveling on a mountain road in the municipality of Almoloya de Alquisiras on October 28 of this year at the time of their deaths.”

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