Thursday, March 21, 2019

ISIS Caliphate Officially Crumbled!

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ISIS Caliphate Officially Crumbled!The caliphate has crumbled, and the final offensive is over. While the official announcement hasn’t yet been made – Fox News has been told that this village, the last ISIS stronghold, is liberated.

‘ISIS Caliphate Has Crumbled and Last Stronghold Liberated’

"The caliphate has crumbled, and the final offensive is over. While the official announcement hasn’t yet been made – Fox News has been told that this village, the last ISIS stronghold, is liberated," Benjamin Hall reports from Syria for Fox News.

“Troops here are now bringing down the black flags of ISIS. The flags no longer fly over the town, instilling fear.”

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“President Trump has recognized Israeli sovereignty over areas of the Golan Heights it currently controls. In doing so, Trump effectively formalizes something that everyone already knew. Namely, that the Golan Heights, which Israel seized following a 1967 Syrian-Egyptian-Jordanian effort to annihilate it, were unlikely to be Syrian again for a very long time,” Tom Rogan writes in the Washington Examiner.
“President Trump on Thursday signed an executive order to promote free speech on college campuses by threatening colleges with the loss of federal research funding if they do not protect those rights,” Adam Shaw reports for Fox News. “We’re here to take historic action to defend American students and American values,” the President said, surrounded by conservative student advocates at the White House. “They’ve been under siege.”
“The man who killed a sheriff’s deputy and wounded a police officer in a central Washington state shootout was in the United States illegally,” The Associated Pressreports. “The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said Thursday that 29-year-old Juan Manuel Flores Del Toro, who also died as a result of the shootout, was a citizen of Mexico.”
The President’s “commitment to strengthening the military isn’t just making America safer; it’s also saving and creating jobs – including a whole factory’s worth of them right here in Ohio,” former Cincinnati Mayor Ken Blackwell writes in The Cincinnati Enquirer. “The manufacturing facility in Lima is a symbol of the economic revival taking place throughout Ohio and the rest of the country.”

Video of the day: ISIS, then and now

Just over two years ago, ISIS was considered one of the gravest threats to the future of the Middle East—and to the peace and security of the larger free world. Its captured territory stretched across 20,000 square miles from Iraq to Syria.

When President Donald J. Trump was sworn into office on January 20, 2017, it marked the beginning of the end for the self-declared caliphate.

Now, ISIS has been obliterated off the map–literally. “This is ISIS on Election Day,” the President said as he held up a side-by-side comparison yesterday. “And this is ISIS now.”

See for yourself: the ISIS caliphate two years ago vs. today

President Trump stands up for free speech on campus

“The past two weeks have been surreal,” Hayden Williams wrote earlier this month. “On Feb. 19, while recruiting conservative students on campus at the University of California-Berkeley, I was assaulted by a violent leftist. A little more than a week later, I got to shake hands with the president of the United States.”

President Trump invited Williams onstage during the President’s speech at CPAC 2019 on March 3. “There’s so many conservative students across the country who are facing discrimination, harassment, and worse, if they dare to speak up on campus,” Williams said.

This afternoon, President Trump signed an Executive Order to protect free speech at our colleges and universities. The order directs Federal agencies to ensure that public education institutions fulfill their obligations under the First Amendment—and that private schools comply with their stated institutional policies regarding free speech.

The Department of Education will also improve transparency in American higher education by expanding the data available on its College Scorecard. These metrics will better organize data on program-level earnings, debt, and student loan repayment rates, helping families make better decisions about postsecondary education.

Watch: American students and values have been “under siege"

Wall Street Journal“Trump to Issue Order Tying Federal Grants to Free Speech on Campus”

By the numbers: The American dream is back

When the White House unveiled the 2019 Economic Report of the President this week, there was no shortage of good news to share:
  • The economy outperformed expectations for the second year in a row in 2018.
  • American GDP grew 3.1% from the 4th quarter of 2017 to the 4th quarter of 2018, the fastest such growth in 13 years.
  • The unemployment rate remained at or below 4 percent for the past 12 months, the longest such streak in nearly five decades.
  • More than 2.6 million jobs were created in 2018—and the number of job openings passed the number of unemployed workers for the first time on record.
In everything we do and every action we take, we’re putting America first, and we are putting American workers first, for the first time in a long time,” the President told factory workers yesterday in Lima, Ohio.

See the full list – The Trump Economy’s banner year

Watch: President Trump saves the last tank plant in America

Photo of the Day

Official White House Photos by Tia Dufour
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