Quick Notes…

An example of media bias:
The Supreme Court ruled that the administration is okay enforcing its new asylum directive. The policy is meant to deny asylum to anyone who passes through another country on the way to the U.S. without seeking protection there. So the first free country is where you must apply before coming to the U.S.. The decision reversed a 9th circuit ruling that said the administration was wrong.
Now, when the 9th circuit made its decision this was big news. Yesterday it was not presented as such. And the MSM (outside of Fox) failed to tell listeners that the Supreme Court vote was 7-2. Not 5-4, but 7-2, which means two liberal judges agreed the policy was legal.
Don’t you think the media should have told you that?

China:
The administration announced it will delay by two weeks a planned increase in tariffs on some Chinese imports. They said it was to mark China’s 70th anniversary.
Now the questions are: Is this part of a larger deal? Was it a move that met a China move and opens avenues of agreement?
There was a report that China is looking to narrow the negotiations next month to trade only. That would put the tough issue of IP and national security on a separate track.
I don’t think the administration should or can agree to this.

Bolton Goes:
John Bolton was clearly a hawk and wanted action. He differed with the President’s instinct and Pompeo’s belief. The internal strife left the President with a decision to make, and he chose Pompeo.
Now no other president has had four national security advisers in his first three years in office. Maybe because he came from outside of Washington the President has had trouble filling jobs; or maybe he is just tough to work for, but the turnover is astounding.

Obamacare:
The ACA required everyone to buy (or get for free) healthcare. You may recall the President cancelled that provision. Well here’s some news on that. The number of Americans without health insurance climbed to 27.5 million in 2018, according to new federal data. This is the first increase since the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

Have a great day.

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