NEWSWATCH: “Gingrich: ‘I want to be the general planner’ of Trump administration” – Fox News

Newt Gingrich Painting

“Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich … would prefer an advisory position to President-elect Donald Trump as opposed to a Cabinet …. ‘I want to be the general planner, looking out over the next eight years and trying to design how we fundamentally reshape the federal government,’ Gingrich told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly …. ‘That’s a very broad job. The closest analogy probably is [New Deal architect] Harry Hopkins and the work he did for Franklin Delano Roosevelt.’

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NEWSWATCH: “Trump, Russia’s Putin talk about Syria, icy relations in phone call” – UPI

Kremlin, St. Basil's, Red Square at Night

“… #Trump and … #Putin spent some time on the telephone Monday, as the pair discussed hopes that the two nations can thaw icy relations …. The #Kremlin confirmed … both Trump and Putin agreed that U.S.-#Russian relations are presently at an ‘unsatisfactory’ level.

Trump’s campaign said Putin had called to offer his congratulations on winning the election and the two began discussing a range of issues. ….

Syria and global terrorism also reportedly were among the topics of discussion.

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NEWSWATCH: “Russia children ‘face wolf attacks’ on walk to school” – BBC

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Officials in southern Russia have been forced into providing transport for schoolchildren after a video  emerged of them walking to school armed with an axe to fend off wolves. …. [children] in the village … have to walk … 6.2 miles … to the nearest secondary school on a route that takes them through a forest. A video of the group trudging their way through deep snow, one student clutching an axe, was shared online by their parents. The journey became necessary after the village’s own school closed, and no buses were put in place. … Once the story made headlines …. [officials] announc[ed] that transport would be provided after all. ….

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VOA: Russia Congratulates Trump, Hopes for Better Relations

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(Voice of America – voanews.com – Moscow, Nov. 9, 2016)

Russia warmly welcomed the presidential election victory of Donald Trump with officials, analysts, and ordinary citizens cautiously hoping it could turn a new page in relations between Russia and the United States.

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Trump on his win, saying he hoped to work together with the next American president to lift relations out of the current crisis, resolve international issues, and respond to global security challenges.



At an election watch breakfast at the residence of the U.S. Ambassador to Russia, John Tefft, various foreign and Russian dignitaries mingled as the results came in and took interviews with Russian and international media.

Trump’s victory, defying polls that predicted Hilltary Clinton would win, came a surprise to most present.

Some analysts questioned how much of Trump’s campaign rhetoric would translate into policy and whether, as president, he can improve U.S.-Russia relations.

“Too early to say,” says Moscow-based political analyst and author on Putin, Maria Lipman. “Trump will be president effective end of January. He still has got to deal with the American congress. The American congress is not a crowd of Russia lovers, to say the least. It will depend on Russia as well,” adds Lipman, “whether Russia will try and take advantage of this unexpected result of the election.”



“They will welcome a chance to sit down early on with President Trump and discuss the relationship,” says director of the Carnegie Moscow Center Dmitri Trenin.

But he was cautious about any dramatic improvement, after more than two years of frosty relations with the West over Russia’s actions in Ukraine and Syria. “We are still in dangerous waters. I don’t think that a change of president in the United States would mean a fundamental change of interests, clearly not. Change of policies or a correction of policies, probably yes. Which direction, we don’t know.”

While Clinton’s positions on Russia are known, Trenin noted there were still many unkowns about Trump’s policy toward Russia. “We don’t know enough about Mr. Trump. We don’t know anything about the Trump administration, we don’t know anything about Trump policies, including his foreign policy.”

On the streets of Moscow, Trump’s victory was overwhelmingly welcomed by most Russians.

“Well, I think that was the best option for Russia than any other ( politician),” says student Irina. “Because they say he is not so critical about Russia.”

Pensioner Elena voiced a rare dissenting opinion on Trump, saying while bilateral relations may improve under Trump, she thought him too emotional. “I have no confidence that he (Trump) is a person who is capable to manage the country in a stable way.”



During the election campaign, Trump and Putin exchanged compliments and expressed interest in improving relations. On the thorny issues of Russia’s military actions in Ukraine and Syria, Trump leaned to Moscow’s positions more than his own Republican Party.

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko congratulated Trump on his victory, but also said he hoped Trump would continue the Republican Party’s policy of supporting Ukraine.

Leaders of other former Soviet states, such as Moldova, expressed simliar hopes that bilateral relations with Washington remain unchanged under Trump.

Russian state media clearly favored Trump in its reporting, criticism of Hillary Clinton was much more common. But Russian analysts say the attacks were more about disparaging Clinton, who was tougher on Russia, than necessarily wanting or believing that Trump could win.

“I think for some people (in the Kremlin) it was disbelief,” says Trenin. “Some people have always maintained that if Trump looked like he was going to win, his victory would be stolen by the American elite. Now this has not happened. And that sends a message, including to the Kremlin, that democracy works in America.”

[Article also appeared at voanews.com/a/russia-congratulates-trump-victory-hopes-for-better-relations/3589309.html]





NEWSWATCH: “Russia poised to unleash new Syria strikes from the sea, US officials say” – Fox News

File Photo of Russian Aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, Steven C. Welsh adaptation of U.S. Navy Photo at defense.gov

Russia is preparing to carry out a new round of strikes targeting Syria from a group of warships … in the eastern Mediterranean … two U.S. defense officials [said] …. The Russian armada is centered around a Soviet-era aircraft carrier and includes three destroyers capable of launching cruise [missiles] …. Russian jets were seen taking off with weapons visible under their wings from Russia’s only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, part of the flotilla located near Syria …. It marked the first time Russia had conducted armed flight operations from the aircraft carrier since leaving port ….

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NEWSWATCH: “From Moscow: Russian Politicians and Pundits Shocked by Trump Election” – Defense News

Kremlin, St. Basil's, Red Square at Night

… In a telegram sent to Trump on Wednesday, Putin expressed hope that the incoming U.S. president would prove a constructive partner in pulling U.S.-Russia relations back from the brink. Trump’s election, the telegram read, should ‘lead to constructive dialogue between Moscow and Washington based on equality and respect.’ … at a ceremony at the Kremlin for foreign ambassadors, Putin spoke of Trump’s promises on the campaign trail to restore relations with Russia.

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America Passes Horrifying Threshold, As Clinton Gets Fewer Votes Than Number of Americans Killed by Policies She Promotes, Yet Still Almost Wins Presidency

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Hillary Rodham Clinton apparently is on track to total roughly 56 million votes, compared with roughly 59 million surgical abortions in the United States performed since 1973.  The United States confronts the baffling and horrifying spectacle of a politician nearly winning the Presidency while getting fewer votes than the number of people killed by policies she promotes.

Clinton is rabidly pro-abortion, emphasizing abortion in her campaign and having taken the extreme step of supporting partial-birth abortion, something opposed by a super-majority of Americans.  She also has praised, and accepted money from, the country’s largest abortion provider.

Tentative numbers late on election night have Trump getting about 58 million votes, and third or fourth party candidates getting another 5 million or so.



So if Clinton had succeeded in getting a plurality, she would created something akin to a constitutional crisis, or pre-constitutional crisis, and a threat to the foundations of the American republic.  She not only would have been getting fewer votes than the total votes against her; she would have been claiming the Presidency with fewer votes than the total number of people killed by policies she promotes.

The number of Americans killed in the womb by abortion is 59 million, the number of people voting against her was about 63 million, and she got roughly 56 million votes.

It would have been impossible for Clinton to form a government with democratic legitimacy in the context.  It would be analogous to Hitler murdering 6 million Jews, getting 5 million votes, having 7 million people vote against him, yet claim to be the duly elected leader of a democracy.

Clinton’s status as a pro-abortion extremist makes her a grotesque human rights violator.  Yet the sheer numbers involved with the killings also make it impossible for her to realistically be a participant in a republic grounded on the values of life and liberty.

One cannot participate in government of the people, by the people and for the people, when one is wrapped up in killing the people, and taking money from an industry that kills people, whether they be adults or children in the womb.

America crossed a horrifying threshold by seeing a major party candidate get fewer votes than the number of people killed by policies she promotes, yet still see that candidate get nearly half of the electoral votes.

This shocking occurrence should be an added wake-up call to “draw a line in the sand” against the shocking moral and demographic magnitude of prenatal child-killing in America.  This reality also highlights the need to recognize that those embracing what is a widespread human rights atrocity have no place in public life in the United States, especially as the nation aspires to be a democracy, a republic and a civilized nation.





Trump Wins

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At approximately 2:40 a.m. Wednesday, Fox News finally called Pennsylvania for Donald Trump, pushing Trump to 274 electoral votes and counting, with 270 needed to win the Presidency.

At approximately 2:45 a.m., Vice President-Elect Mike Pence and his family took the stage at Trump Election Night Headquarters, with Pence announcing the result and introducing President-Elect Trump, who appeared on-stage several minutes later with some of his family.



Democratic nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton reportedly called Trump to concede.

Trump called for unity, healing and for the country to come together.  He pledged to be President for all Americans.

He particularly called out to his opponents for guidance and help, to work together.

Trump aspired to rebuild the nation as one working together for the American Dream, including national growth and renewal.

In particular, he spoke of the need to rebuild inner cities and help veterans.



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Is the Clinton Agenda Racist? Her Actions Say “Yes,” and Say Do Yours, If You Support Her

Hillary Rodham Clinton file photo, during raid on Bin Laden

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s agenda has a racist impact, as do your own actions if you vote for her or otherwise support her.

Prenatal child-killing — sometimes re-characterized by the pseudo-clinical-sounding term “abortion” — impacts African Americans to an alarmingly disproportionate degree, and with a magnitude that is mind-boggling.

It is the largest killer of African Americans, and it hits blacks at a rate several times that of whites.  Some have called abortion an Anti-Black Genocide, even as the overall American total of roughly 59 million abortions constitutes a broader Anti-American Genocide.

To put it simply, Black Lives don’t matter in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s agenda, given that she supports the continued decriminalization of abortion. She has praised the biggest U.S. abortion “provider,” including when she was Secretary of State and was not even supposed to be involved with the issue domestically.  And she has accepted money from the abortion industry.  And she has done all of this in a societal context where abortion has a massive racist impact.



Indeed, the foundress of that biggest abortion provider was quoted as saying that a purpose of her organization was to limit the number of Negro babies.  That was even before abortion itself was decriminalized.

One source estimates 16 million black women having had abortions since 1973, which would be a somewhat low number, if it only includes African American mothers, and does not include any white mothers abortion children fathered by African American fathers.  The 16 million dead African Americans is nearly half the remaining population of African Americans, which stands at 36 million.  The same source indicates:

“Minority women constitute only about 13% of the female population (age 15-44) in the United States, but they underwent approximately 36% of the abortions. … black women are more than 5 times as likely as white women to have an abortion

. On average, 1,876 black babies are aborted every day in the United States.

We also have heard about how the radical left, including Hillary Rodham Clinton, have tried to play racial minorities for fools otherwise, trying to grab their votes while leaving them living in substandard conditions with no real help to get out to a better life.

The left-wing candidate shows little regard, if any, for the number of black men going to prison, or the human rights atrocities occurring inside prisons, or the high crime rates in minority-dominated areas.  She shows little regard for the number of fatherless households or the high rate of unwed pregnancies and the impact on poverty.

Yet the abortion issue is even more stark, because, like the urban crime rate, it is a matter of life and death.

Despite serving as a figurehead Senator from New York, she does even not seem to care about the fact that, in one or more recent years, more black babies were killed in the womb in New York City than were born alive.

Considering the racist impact, for Black babies, it is like a lynching in the womb.



Add to that the fact that some portion of abortions are done by dismemberment.  And add to that the fact that, for some portion, past a certain month of gestation, the babies can feel the pain.

It is as if the Democrats went from being pro-slavery, to pro-segregation, to pro-abortion without missing a beat, with these lynchings in the womb, death by torture to innocent children.

Indeed, the Democrats did not necessarily really start trying to hold themselves as a party for blacks until the 1960’s, perhaps after Democrat-supported segregation already had been pushing African Americans to migrate to urban areas, where they then suffered urban ills.  And it was within less than a decade of that point, less than a decade from the 1960’s, that abortion was decriminalized, by leftist judges blocking prosecutions under laws that were already on the books.

The abortions, lynchings inside the womb, ended up impacting blacks on a much bigger scale than the lynchings that had occurred from tree branches.

Yes, Hillary Rodham Clinton is a racist, by her actions.

And considering the nature and mind-boggling magnitude of abortion, and its racist impact … if you vote for her … or argue in favor of her online or at the grocery store … or put up signage or bumper stickers supporting her … or donate money to her … you are a racist, too.

By your actions, and their ultimate impact, you are a racist, too.





Voters in a State of Sin Should Not Vote

File Photo of Polling Place Sign in Multiple Languages, adapted from image at justice.gov

Just as voters who are drunk or high on drugs should not vote, voters in a state of sin also should not vote.

The last thing the country needs is to have persons with clouded judgment or clouded motives exercising political power, including exercising the power to vote.  Yet that is exactly what we would get, with voters casting ballots while in a state of sin.

Voting in a state of sin would distort judgment and perceptions, make it harder to act for good and make it easier to act for ill.

Sin clouds judgment and reorients priorities in the wrong direction.  Habits of sin also make it easier for forces of temptation, including personified evil, to work their way into perceptions, thinking and decisionmaking.



Making matters worse, we have an election where sin has been infused into certain political ideologies.  It is as if some candidates for President, for example, would like to be Enabler-in-Chief instead of Commander-in-Chief.

An Enabler-in-Chief would be someone who provides the serious sinner with the false pseudo-comfort of an “easy” way out, being told by the candidate that their evil doings, such as moral depravity, prenatal childkilling, euthanasia or so-called “assisted suicide”, are just fine, that there is no need to deal with the anxiety of confronting their guilty conscience, confessing the truth, repenting, converting and seeking a new life.

Now, some might try to argue that everybody is a sinner, and perhaps try to manipulate the question brush the whole matter aside.

To some extent that is true, although it is possible, for example, for a Catholic voter to go to Confession, receive Absolution, declare and seek a complete rejection of sin, then vote.

Nevertheless, let us revise the imperative to refer to serious sin, or rather grave sin or mortal sin.  Those who have killed others, without doing so in legitimate self-defense or the defense of others, should not vote.  That includes those who have involved themselves with prenatal child-killing, so-called “abortion.”  Exceptions might be made for those who have sincerely repented and converted, which, for Catholics, would mean taking the necessary steps, currently in place, to have their automatic Excommunication lifted.



An added problem such a voter gets into, however, is that, when a candidate is pro-abortion, or otherwise promotes serious sin, it becomes sinful to even engage in the act of voting, in favor of the Candidate Promoting Sin.  And doing so also would call into question the sincerity of the sinful voter’s claim to have repented.

For example, consider a voter who is a chronic masturbator, who sometimes has seized opportunities to fornicate, who got themselves involved with a pregnancy as the male or the female, and then got connected with an abortion murdering their child in the womb, either as the mother or as the father.  Perhaps the childkiller/ fornicator/ masturbator takes advantage of the current Pope’s Year of Mercy option to clear their status and escape damnation just by going to Confession.  And perhaps, with God’s Grace, they even abstain from masturbating and further fornicating.  If they then squander their new-found Graces, and cast aside their new life of freedom from evil by voting for a pro-abortion candidate, their repentance would be in doubt, and they would be sinning anew.

Those who have engaged in sexual gratification or activity of any kind, outside of Sacramental Marriage, are in a state of grave sin and should not vote.That includes adultery, fornication, sodomy, solo masturbation, mutual masturbation, the viewing of pornography and perhaps even looking at some other person in a lustful manner.

Christ said clearly that looking at another person with lust is like committing adultery in the heart.

Another problem today is that there are those who are so entrenched in sin that they have built up all sorts of structures sustaining it, such as cohabitating in a sinful “relationship” with shared housing, or using their business life to promote sin, such as belonging to a law firm that boasts about employing persons living in sin.

Those engaging in theft, or dishonesty, or other grave sins also should abstain from voting, although some might argue about how serious or large the theft or dishonesty has to be.

What is particularly bizarre in the current election is the presence of candidates promoting abortion.  The only “religions” pushing for the killing of children, in the womb or already born, are ancient demon-worshiping pagan rites and subsets of Satanists.  So one confronts a situation of an ideology of child-killing embraced only by demon-worshiping pagans, certain Satanists, and a handful of political parties and their minions.  That the political parties doing so try to recast the matter with manipulative false arguments, perhaps seeking to portray the evil as something opposite, is not only not surprising.  False arguments and manipulation, and evil trying to pose as “good” is a common modus operandi of evil. In the Gospel we even see that the devil itself tried to misquote Holy Scripture when seeking to tempt Christ in the desert.

We need voters thinking clearly, acting for good; we do not need the country’s future disrupted and diverted by voters in an altered state of bad judgment and corrupt spirituality, perhaps additionally with devils pushing them to think themselves clever if they vote for the devils’ candidate.

Yet, in this narcissistic childish culture, perhaps it would be easier to put it another way.

Voters in a state of sin are not really themselves.  It would be analogous to them being drunk or high on drugs, or in some other altered state.

While in a state of sin, they are in conflict with the true them, as well as in conflict with their true hearts.  The Law of God, God’s Law of Love that stands in conflict with sin, is engraved on the flesh tablets of the human heart. If we sin, we not only stand in conflict with God; we stand in conflict with our own true hearts.

At the very least, voters in a state of sin have clouded judgment, distracted distorted perceptions, and motivations that are different from the motivations that they would have as their true selves, in union with God, as the good person, the real person God Created them to be.

Voters in a state of sin, particularly a state of grave sin, should not vote.





NEWSLINK Fox News: “Illegal aliens surging to US-Mexico border in race against Election Day”

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“Americans aren’t the only ones motivated by Tuesday’s election. The presidential race has immigrants from around the world racing to the U.S.-Mexican border, as the cartels exploit a powerful narrative: get into the U.S. while you still can.

‘Smugglers are telling them that they need to come across now while there’s a chance,’ said Art Del Cueto, a Border Patrol agent in Tucson, Ariz., whose views were echoed by another agent in Texas.”

NEWSLINK Daily Signal: “Planned Parenthood Entities Spend Over $38 Million to Elect Democrats”

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“In the past three election cycles, PlannedParenthood’s advocacy and political arms, employees, and their families have spent over $38 million to elect or defeat candidates for federal office who decide how much taxpayers subsidize the nation’s largest abortion provider.”

NEWSWATCH: “An ‘avalanche of evidence’ may now bury Hillary” – Fox News ….. #CLINTON #FBI

Hillary Rodham Clinton file photo, during raid on Bin Laden

“… Sources tell Fox News’s Bret Baier that the #FBI has uncovered an ‘avalanche of evidence’ in the #Clinton Foundation investigation. … ‘actively and aggressively pursuing this case,’ calling it a ‘very high priority.’ … with newly discovered email evidence and additional documents revealed by WikiLeaks, these sources say that agents will likely try to get #Huma Abedin and others to cooperate in an effort to bring criminal charges against Hillary Clinton. … if Clinton is elected president … but thereafter indicted …. She could resign before or after inauguration …. #Obama could pardon her before he departs …. Clinton, as president, could try to invoke broad constitutional immunity from prosecution, delaying her criminal trial until after she leaves office. Or she could pardon herself. … all of that may not matter much if a Republican House of Representatives moves to impeach her. Neither immunity nor pardons apply to the ultimate constitutional remedy of impeachment. … Americans will again be forced to suffer through another impeachment horror show. But Hillary may not be able to beat the rap the way her husband did back in 1999 when he was impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice. ….”

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NEWSLINK Daily Wire: “15-Year-Old Sexting Victim Of Anthony Weiner Blasts FBI In Open Letter”

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A 15-year-old girl reportedly received graphic photos and explicit sexting messages from disgraced politician Anthony Weiner, Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s estranged husband, earlier this year. The investigation into the matter subsequently led to the reopening of the criminal email investigation into Hillary, as announced Friday. On Wednesday, Buzzfeed News published an open letter penned by the 15-year-old sexting victim, in which the young girl blasts FBI Director James Comey for not waiting until after the election to reopen the Hillary case.

Just Say No to Clinton’s Politics of Hate

Hillary Rodham Clinton file photo, during raid on Bin Laden

Few politicians could be more hateful than to center their political life around the widespread killing of innocent human life.

Yet that is what Hillary Rodham Clinton has done, by being a pro-abortion extremist favoring the continued decriminalization of prenatal child-killing.  She is pro-abortion to the extent that she even has supported partial-birth abortion, opposed by a super-majority of Americans.



Abortion already is a human rights violation, attacking the most basic of human rights, the right of innocent persons to not be killed.

With “surgical” abortions approaching 59 million in the United States alone, Rodham Clinton emerges as an egregious human rights violator by virtue of her support for abortion, and acceptance of funds from one or more abortion providers.

Yet, while even one abortion constitutes murder and a human rights violation, abortion on such a massive scale also represents a particular brutal, vicious form of treason.  A nation, ultimately, is its people, and anyone associating themselves with the killing of 59 million Americans in the womb could be considered someone embracing a vicious form of treason on a shocking scale.

As Secretary of State, Clinton even spoke at, and supported, an organization that is America’s biggest domestic abortion “provider.” Even though her role as Secretary of State did not even give her a basis to spend working hours addressing domestic abortion, she chose to do so, and to do so to promoting abortion.

Adding to the hatred attached to mass murder is the racist factor.

Abortion in America impacts African-Americans at a far higher rate than whites, considering their relevant portion of the population, so that abortion has been termed not only an anti-American genocide, but also an anti-Black genocide.  Abortion is the biggest killer of African-Americans.

The woman subjected to abortion, of course, also are hurt by it, with some injured or killed, perhaps scarred physically or psychologically for life.

Against that context, supporting Rodham Clinton in any way constitutes a supreme act of hatred — hatred of human life, hatred of children, hatred of women, hatred of racial minorities, hatred of America, hatred of good, hatred of decency.

It also is an act of hatred against God, the Author of all human life.  And support for a pro-abortion extremist like Rodham Clinton a serious sin.  If you are Catholic, for example, you should not present yourself for Communion in such a state of sin.

Just say no to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s politics of hate.