Virginia AG Race: "Republican AG Candidate John Adams Seasoned and Ready For November"
Look out, Mark Herring … there’s a new guy in town, and he has a name every American should recognize.
Republican John Adams is coming on strong in his campaign for Virginia Attorney General, and he has the “it” factor that political types are always looking for in a candidate: Qualified, good looks, beautiful all-American family that includes a supportive wife and four sons, VMI grad, UVa Law School, and military veteran, clerked in D.C., and hometown boy who never forgot his roots and eventually moved back home ready to serve Virginia. Indeed, on his website he says, “I am a Virginian, not a politician.”
And, yes, he is related to that John Adams.
For Richmonders who remember Dr. Theodore F. Adams, the longtime, very well-known pastor at Richmond’s First Baptist Church … well, he was John’s grandfather. John Adams’ roots go deep in the Richmond community. He practices at McGuireWoods where he leads the firm’s Government Investigations department, managing more than fifty lawyers worldwide. He and his wife Lisa met in high school, and their four sons attend the same Chesterfield County public schools their parents did.
Read the full article on Bearing Drift: https://bearingdrift.com/2017/04/07/republican-ag-candidate-john-adams-seasoned-ready-november/
Sanctuary City Issue Now Front & Center In D.C. Suburbs
The illegal immigration issue in the United States and the sanctuary jurisdiction problem in particular are not going away. The recent alleged rape of a 14-year old Rockville, Maryland high school student by two illegal immigrant classmates has once again highlighted the need for common sense immigration reform to be enacted without delay.
Not since the 2015 murder of Kate Steinle in California has our disastrous sanctuary city situation been on the minds of so many Americans. Sadly, the mainstream media once again has shown that its liberal ideology is more important to them than reporting the news. Why is the media largely ignoring important stories like this? Because reporting on such news would help sway public opinion in favor of enforcing immigration laws and border security, which is against the national liberal policy position.
Most of the media has shown no ability to give President Trump any credit where credit is due. It was Donald Trump who made illegal immigration and sanctuary cities pressing national issues during his campaign for the presidency. Elitists ignored these issues but President Trump did not – and hardworking American taxpayers from the across the political spectrum rewarded him for it.
These issues relating to illegal immigration are not partisan in nature and those seeking reform are not from just one political party. It’s a coalition of Americans who believe in fairness, the rule of law, and who understand the difference between right and wrong.
To make matters worse, on the heels of the alleged rape, the Democrat dominated Maryland House of Delegates passed a bill that would make Maryland a sanctuary state. Thankfully, Governor Larry Hogan wasted no time issuing a veto threat. Voting on a bill such as this in the face of the Rockville rape allegations is a microcosm of the liberal mindset these days, which is to say unhinged and tone deaf.
The number of sanctuary jurisdictions in America is now around 300, with the left constantly pushing for more. At the end of the day, this tragic episode in Maryland further underscores our country’s dire need for immigration reform and border security. And let’s keep in mind that enforcing immigration laws that are already on the books and working to deport illegal immigrants who are criminals should not be viewed as controversial matters.
The permanent anti-President Trump campaign being run by the left and the biased media is a bad political mistake on many levels, but to ignore reality on an issue like illegal immigration and sanctuary cities makes it a dangerous position as well. Favoring policies that endanger our citizenry has no place in America.
This is why it’s important to pay attention to who you’re voting for at all levels of government. It does make a difference!
Wash Exam: The campaign by the Left to permanently obstruct Trump shows how desperate they're getting
By DAVID BOSSIE • 3/8/17 7:00 PM
The oppose-it-all, oppose-it-now, oppose-it-forever campaign of the Left is getting more and more desperate as reality sets in. This month, the balance of President Trump's Cabinet will be confirmed, Judge Neil Gorsuch will continue on his smooth path to Senate confirmation, and voting on the big ticket items on the White House's conservative reform agenda will commence. This means that we should all expect more hyperventilating from the liberal media about meetings with the Russian ambassador, more anti-free speech outbursts at liberal universities, more juvenile calls for the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and maybe even an appearance by the community organizer-in-chief himself, President Barack Obama.
This destructive strategy of permanent obstruction is all that remains of the shrinking liberal ideology in America.
In the lead-up to Trump's incredibly well-received address to Congress, former Attorney General Eric Holder made news when he said Obama is poised to re-enter the political arena and is "ready to roll." This strategic announcement was meant to let the unhinged resistance know that their savior is ready to fight the Trump agenda.
Then, a few hours later, Trump delivered the best speech of his political career in which he laid out his common-sense agenda, including popular items like tax reform, enforcing immigration laws, and repealing and replacing the disaster that is Obamacare. Upon watching the presidential address, polling found that 57 percent of the American people had a very positive view of the speech, and almost 70 percent said the policies outlined would move the country in the right direction. Commanding numbers such as these are virtually non-existent in the United States today and must be causing panic attacks in liberal enclaves.
The best course of action for Trump going forward is to visit the many states he carried that have Democratic senators up for re-election in 2018 and repeat the speech he made to Congress at each stop. As Trump's optimistic and even-handed message continues to sink in, the chorus from the Left will become loonier. As more voters hear the president's agenda in states such as Missouri, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Ohio, it will pick up more bipartisan support from Democratic senators in these states because their constituents will demand it. The bad news for the Left is that most people want economic growth, better and cheaper healthcare, and sanctuary city reform — and that's exactly what they're going to get over the next couple months, because Trump keeps his promises.
If Obama takes a public leadership role in the failing "resist Trump" effort, he will damage his legacy. Most Americans understandably want their president to succeed. Reasonable people believe that when the president succeeds, Americans will be better off. The mood of the country improves, optimism increases, and the future seems brighter. Obama taking on his successor's agenda in the public arena is not something most Americans will appreciate. President Bill Clinton got out of the way of President George W. Bush. Bush got out of the way of Obama. These men understood that in the U.S. we have elections, elections have consequences, and one of the consequences is the winner gets to set the agenda.
It's not surprising that the Left is having a hard time coming to grips with voters' decision to reject a third Obama term. The people chose a Republican president, a Republican Senate, and a Republican House. By doing so, they chose to have Obamacare replaced with something that works, they chose a conservative as Supreme Court Justice Scalia's successor, and they chose to put "America First." Obama should respect the results of the election and focus instead on improving his golf game.
Trump's greatest strength is his ability to deliver his message of reform directly to the American people, just like I witnessed first-hand during the presidential campaign. If he stays on the principles he laid out before Congress, more of his agenda will be enacted and our country will be a much better place to live.
David N. Bossie is president of Citizens United and served as President Trump's deputy campaign manager.
Daily Signal: 3 Different Ways State GOP Lawmakers Are Fighting Sanctuary Cities
In states across the country, Republican lawmakers are aiming to combat sanctuary cities and counties, and in some cases banding together to develop new ways to prod local jurisdictions into helping enforce federal immigration law.
While these efforts are not unique—18 states introduced legislation to limit sanctuary policies in the 2016 state legislative session—they are taking a stronger force at a time when the Trump administration has begun reviewing how to punish sanctuary cities by withholding federal grant funding.
At the same time, states, cities, and counties that provide protection to immigrants living illegally in their communities have refused to back down.
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, at least 29 states and Washington, D.C., are considering legislation in 2017 regarding sanctuary jurisdictions or noncompliance with immigration detainers.
Striving For Fraud-Free Elections Shouldn’t Be A Controversial Matter
The words "Government of the people, for the people, by the people" is the essence of what makes America exceptional. Our tradition of allowing our citizens to openly and freely choose our leaders at all levels of government makes us the envy of the world. Voting in America is not only a sacred right, but it's a process that millions of people from around the world yearn to participate in. That being said, our election system has needed constant attention and reform throughout our nation's history and that shouldn't stop now.
Fair and accurate elections are a hallmark of our democratic system of government. But if Americans can't trust the system by which we choose our leaders, trust in government can erode over time. Our elected officials must prioritize voting integrity at all levels of government. The Presidential Coalition wants to support state and local office seekers like Secretaries of State and county elections officials who understand this importance as well. Do you know where candidates in your area stand on election integrity issues?
Our election system needs to be fortified with common sense reforms and a commission led by Vice President Pence is a perfectly appropriate way to review what works, what doesn't, and to recommend suitable reforms. This is not a radical undertaking - not even close! That's why it's disheartening to see so many on the left totally reject the subject of election reform or any kind of review of our election processes. To deny that election fraud of any sort exists is to bury your head in the sand.
Below are several recent headlines from around the country detailing various voter fraud reports, investigations and allegations.
Detroit News: “Records: Too many votes in 37% of Detroit’s precincts"
CNN: “Pennsylvania county probes whether voter forms are legit, on time”
Reuters: “Three in Florida, Virginia charged with voter fraud”
Hawaii News Now: “Voter fraud investigation targets Hawaii County as clerk has voter registration trouble”
ABC15 Arizona: "Voter fraud? Non-citizen can register to vote in Arizona; officials, law enforcement investigating"
CBS4 Denver: "Investigation Finds Dead Voters Casting Ballots In Colorado"
Daily Signal: "Voter Fraud Battles Heat Up in Sudden Swing State of Georgia"
Idaho Statesman: "Idaho man implicated in what may be Washington county’s first voter fraud cases"
Chicago Sun-Times: "Feds, state officials look into Kankakee voter fraud allegations"
Indianapolis Star: "Top Indiana election official alleges more voter fraud"
Cedar Rapids Gazette: "23 convicted of Iowa voter fraud in last 5 years"
ABC NebraskaTV: "Two Lexington men charged with voting fraud"
Albany Times-Union: "In New York, voter fraud tends to be local"
Providence Journal: "Voter rolls off by 189,000 in R.I., Journal analysis finds"
The Tennessean: "42 reports of voter fraud in Tennessee in 2016"
Burlington Free-Press: "VT pauses automatic voter registration after problems"
Wyoming Tribune Eagle: "State flags 27 cases of voter registration fraud in Laramie County"
The Presidential Coalition believes in the following basic principles:
- We must make sure people who are trying to vote or registering to vote are eligible.
- We must push for common sense voter identification laws. Are you who you say you are?
- We must make sure voter rolls are up to date and accurate. Are dead people voting?
- We must make voting as simple a process as possible without compromising the system.
- Voting should be encouraged. Low turnout elections are not good for our Democracy.
The bottom line is that voter fraud exists and denying that fact is not a constructive way to approach the issue. We should always be striving to make improvements and reforms to our election system so that it is fair, accountable, streamlined, and accurate for every one of our citizens.
Always remember to thoroughly research candidates and elected officials at all levels of government who oversee our nation’s voting systems. You can make a difference!
Fox News: Several GOP States Move to Block Their Own Funding to Sanctuary Cities
A number of GOP states have moved to introduce legislation to block their own state funding to so-called sanctuary cities.
The moves come in conjunction with President Donald Trump's executive order to block federal funding to cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration authorities.
The states include Idaho, Texas, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.
Cities nationwide including New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Boston, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., have all adopted sanctuary status.
State and Local Elected Officials must stand against Sanctuary Cities
Is your city or county a sanctuary jurisdiction or on the verge of becoming one?
You can make a difference by carefully choosing your state and local elected officials!
Ending “sanctuary cities” is not a partisan issue. It’s a coalition of individuals who believe in the rule of law and who know the difference between right and wrong and fair and unfair.
The inflammatory issue of sanctuary cities in the United States has been a growing problem for years. Inaction by our leaders in Washington, D.C. - like with so many other issues – has made the problem worse. Thanks to President Trump the issue is now front and center and deservedly so.
There are now an estimated 300 sanctuary cities or jurisdictions in our country, with the entire state of California now threatening to become our first “sanctuary state.” So-called “sanctuary campuses” are also popping up around the country.
The bottom line is that state and local elected officials who seek to defy federal immigration laws must be held to account and voted out of office because they are jeopardizing public safety. The Presidential Coalition is looking for state and local candidates who will promise to enforce immigrations laws and publicly state their opposition to sanctuary jurisdictions of any kind.
The Presidential Coalition wants to support and grow the “conservative farm team” in America. If you’re an American who is concerned about the sanctuary city problem, find out who your local elected representatives are and where they stand. Who is your mayor? Who is your county executive? Who are your town or city council members? These offices can make consequential decisions on matters of immigration, law enforcement, and taxpayer funds.
It’s time for our elected officials and office seekers to face some tough facts.
The reason this issue has resonated with so many Americans is because it’s a simple matter of fairness and whether or not we are a nation of laws. People understand things that aren’t fair and they are asking logical questions that deserve answers. Why should taxpayer dollars be spent on benefits for illegal immigrants? Why should federal funds be sent to any city, county, or other jurisdiction that refuses to enforce federal immigration laws?
Folks also understand things that just aren’t right. Millions of people live their lives by obeying the law and taking great pride in the rule of law. When they see some laws being enforced for some and not for others, it cuts right to the heart of our system of government and what it stands for. Is justice really blind and are we truly a nation of laws?
Furthermore, a vast majority of Americans work hard and pay taxes on time. Why should their tax dollars be spent on illegal immigrants - great numbers of whom don’t pay taxes themselves?
President Trump’s executive order to defund sanctuary cities will save U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars. Jurisdictions that continue to defy federal law must be held to account. But taking action on sanctuary cities is only the beginning of the reforms that are necessary to get our illegal immigration problem under control. We must also enforce the current laws that are on the books and, of course, build a sturdy wall at our Southern border. If we don’t have borders, we don’t have a country.
If you know of a state or local candidate who is working to end sanctuary cities, please contact the Presidential Coalition today!
Breitbart: Trump Administration to Publish Crimes Committed by Illegal Aliens in Sanctuary Cities
The Trump administration will publish a list of crimes committed by illegal aliens in sanctuary cities weekly, according to an executive order released Wednesday.
“To better inform the public regarding the public safety threats associated with sanctuary jurisdictions, the Secretary shall utilize the Declined Detainer Outcome Report or its equivalent and, on a weekly basis, make public a comprehensive list of criminal actions committed by aliens and any jurisdiction that ignored or otherwise failed to honor any detainers with respect to such aliens,” the order reads.
The move will apply pressure to sanctuary cities: Local residents may be outraged when they learn that the gang member, drug trafficker, or the drunk driver that ruined lives is an illegal alien. It lets resistance movements to entrenched political establishments bloom across the country and will force politicians to be responsive.
Read more: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/25/trump-administration-publish-crimes-committed-illegal-aliens-sanctuary-cities/
The Hill: We can stop sanctuary cities
When I publicly expressed my support for Donald Trump during the Republican primaries, I was one of the very first members of Congress to do so. I was impressed by his frank assessment of the troubles facing our country, and most importantly, his willingness to take on the issue of illegal immigration. It is clear that those of us who want to secure our borders and enforce immigration laws will now have an ally in the White House.
My firm stance against illegal immigration is likely why I was elected to Congress in the first place. While mayor of Hazleton, Pa., I became known as the first mayor in the country to pass a local ordinance which cracked down on landlords and businesses that rented to or hired illegal immigrants. I have authored, co-sponsored, or supported any number of bills in Congress dealing with illegal immigration, but one issue in particular stands out as being particularly troublesome: sanctuary cities. I am gratified to know that President Trump shares my view that local jurisdictions should not be able to thumb their noses at our immigration officials.
Read more... http://thehill.com/opinion/op-ed/314935-we-can-stop-sanctuary-cities
Support The Conservative Farm Team At All Levels Of Government!
The Presidential Coalition sets goals for 2017-2018.
For over a decade, The Presidential Coalition has been dedicated to growing the conservative “farm team” in America. With the election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of United States, our mission continues, but now we are determined and proud to build the conservative Trump farm team!
We are working across all 50 states to rebuild our economy, secure our borders, and restore American greatness in the mold of our new President’s vision!
In 2016 we all witnessed as Donald Trump dismantled the myth of Crooked Hillary’s coronation, took on the broken insider’s system, and won a historic election. Now we must seize this opportunity, build upon President Trump’s
tremendous victory, and lay the groundwork needed for more conservative Republican “farm team” victories in 2017 and beyond at the federal, state, and local levels.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to enact common sense conservative reforms and that means helping to elect like-minded patriots!
Here at The Presidential Coalition, we believe that a long-lasting conservative majority in America is in reach. We need to make sure we are equipping and electing great conservative Republicans at all levels of government.
“Farm Team” conservatives who agree that in order to make America great again we must:
1) Make America Safe Again by destroying ISIS and securing our borders.
2) Make America Work Again by repealing and replacing terrible job-killing legislation like ObamaCare, cutting taxes and simplifying the tax code, and renegotiating trade deals for American workers.
3) Make America First Again by standing up for our great country and unleashing the spirit of American Exceptionalism.
Together we can grow the conservative Republican “farm team” to support President Trump’s conservative agenda in ways big and small. So whether it’s supporting a great conservative candidate for your local county council or electing great Republican Governors and Attorneys General, you can count on The Presidential Coalition.
As our president and Donald Trump’s Deputy Campaign Manager David
Bossie always says,“we want to be the tip of the spear” that helps to defeat our liberal opponents and lead America back to greatness. During Obama’s failed 8-years in the White House, it was principled conservative leadership at the state and local level that helped prevent Obama’s disastrous agenda from totally crippling our country.
We must be prepared to go toe-to-toe with the Democrats who will use every trick in the book to derail President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” agenda. Together we must fight for the conservative pro-growth policies that will restore jobs to our communities, reform a broken Washington, make our neighborhoods safer, and improve our schools. That means supporting great conservative Republican candidates in your community this year!