NATO to US: Yes, sir, Mr. Trump | Washington Examiner

Candidate Donald Trump set off a furious controversy when he said NATO countries should pay their “fair share” of mutual defense costs and, later, that the treaty organization was “obsolete” because not enough of its efforts were directed against radical Islamic terrorism. On Monday, Vice President Mike Pence took the Trump message to NATO headquarters in Brussels.

Source: NATO to US: Yes, sir, Mr. Trump | Washington Examiner

‘Kung Fu Granny’ keeps town safe at 94 | Fox News

The face of strength and protection in a province of southeast China has a bamboo stick in her hand and 90 years of Kung Fu experience under her belt. Expand / Contract Zhang Hexian, left, practicing Kung Fu. (Imaginechina via AP Images) Zhang Hexian, 94, has been protecting the members of her village and fighting injustice for decades and has recently become a star on Chinese social media.

Source: ‘Kung Fu Granny’ keeps town safe at 94 | Fox News

IT’S HAPPENING! DHS Memo Orders IMMEDIATE Construction of Border Wall » Infowars

A memo from the Department of Homeland Security calls for the immediate construction of a wall on the southern US border with Mexico. Signed Monday, the DHS memo addresses President Trump’s executive order regarding border security, and includes new policies strengthening deportation efforts and orders to hire more border agents.

Source: IT’S HAPPENING! DHS Memo Orders IMMEDIATE Construction of Border Wall » Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!

Exclusive: White House delivered EU-skeptic message before Pence visit – sources | Reuters

Vice President Mike Pence visited Brussels and pledged America’s “steadfast and enduring” commitment to the European Union, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon met with a German diplomat and delivered a different message, according to people familiar with the talks. Bannon, these people said, signalled to Germany’s ambassador to Washington that he viewed the EU as a flawed construct and favoured conducting relations with Europe on a bilateral basis.

Source: Exclusive: White House delivered EU-skeptic message before Pence visit – sources | Reuters

Rush on TV: Trump’s 3 magic bullets to beat shadow government

In a rare television appearance, radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh said there are three “magic” bullets President Donald Trump needs to focus on for him to be a success. Appearing on “Fox News Sunday” with Chris Wallace, Limbaugh said Trump needs to be “getting to work implementing the repeal of Obamacare, getting to work and really doing tax reform, and getting to work and really shore up our borders. Because that is the primary area where people that voted for Trump felt that we were on the way to losing the country.” “Believe me, that’s the magic here,” he added.

Source: Rush on TV: Trump’s 3 magic bullets to beat shadow government

Now Democrats call Obama’s shadow government ‘The Devil’

Now they’re squaring off against each other in a civil war. This political Gettysburg pits the Democratic Party base against the Obama machine called Organizing for Action, or OFA, the community-organizing army left over from the former president’s election campaigns. How bitter is the battle? Two Democratic operatives recently called OFA “The Devil.” When former President Obama issued a call to arms to his OFA troops in order to protect his legacy, particularly Obamacare, Stephen Handwerk, executive director of the Louisiana Democratic Party, wrote in a private email to fellow party leaders, “This is some GRADE A Bulls–t right here.”

Source: Now Democrats call Obama’s shadow government ‘The Devil’

Democrats Invoke 25th Amendment, Question Trump’s Mental Health

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Democratic lawmakers are openly questioning President Donald Trump’s mental health, and a growing number of them are invoking the 25th Amendment as a springboard to introduce legislation that would allow former presidents and vice presidents to determine if Trump is mentally unfit for office.

Source: Democrats Invoke 25th Amendment, Question Trump’s Mental Health

Refugees Will Cost Taxpayers an Estimated $4.1 Billion in FY 2017 – Breitbart

American taxpayers will spend more than $4.1 billion in the 2017 budget to support the 519,018 refugees who have been resettled by the federal government in the United States since October 2009, according to a cost estimate by Breitbart News. To put that very large number in context, $4.1 billion can buy 10,677 new homes for $384,000 each, which is the average price of a new home sold in the United States in December 2016. Or it could buy 170,124 new autos for $24,100 each, which is the manufacturer’s suggested retail price for a 2017 Chevrolet Malibu.

Source: Refugees Will Cost Taxpayers an Estimated $4.1 Billion in FY 2017 – Breitbart

Ecuador in vote that could alter Assange’s fate

Oil-rich Ecuador votes Sunday in general elections that could lead to fugitive Wikileaks founder Julian Assange being evicted from the country’s London embassy. Socialist presidential candidate Lenin Moreno, who leads in opinion polls, favors continuing to grant the Australian whistleblower asylum, which was granted to him under outgoing leader Rafael Correa. But two conservative contenders, Guillermo Lasso and Cynthia Viteri, each told AFP they would end Assange’s asylum if they win the election.

Source: Ecuador in vote that could alter Assange’s fate

Senior Trump appointee fired after critical comments – ABC News

Craig Deare, whom Trump appointed a month ago to head the National Security Council’s Western Hemisphere division, was on Friday escorted out of the Executive Office Building, where he worked in Washington. A senior White House official confirmed that Deare is no longer working at the NSC and has returned to the position he previously held at the National Defense University. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss an incident not otherwise made public, and provided no further details.

Source: Senior Trump appointee fired after critical comments – ABC News

Iran in new military drills despite US warnings

Tehran (AFP) – Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard is to conduct military drills next week, a senior commander announced Saturday, despite warnings from the United States and fresh sanctions over a ballistic missile test. “The manoeuvres called ‘Grand Prophet 11’ will start Monday and last three days,” General Mohammad Pakpour, commander of the force’s ground units, told a news conference. He said rockets would be used without specifying which kind.

Source: Iran in new military drills despite US warnings

President Trump and the First Lady step off Air Force One | Daily Mail Online

Donald Trump once again doubled down on the media, telling a cheering crowd in Florida: ‘I want to speak to you without the filter of the fake news.’  The president was introduced in front of a crowd of 9,000 in Melbourne by Melania Trump, who led them in The Lord’s Prayer after she and her husband stepped off Air Force One on Saturday afternoon.

Source: President Trump and the First Lady step off Air Force One | Daily Mail Online