“Speaking at the 37th annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol, President Donald J. Trump said the officers of the Department of Homeland Security are “on the front lines of this incredible, heroic fight,” Dave Boyer reports for The Washington Times.
“That is why we are calling on Congress to secure our borders, support our border agents, stop sanctuary cities and shut down policies that release violent criminals back into our communities,” the President said.
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“Gina Haspel is precisely the person we need to lead the Central Intelligence Agency at this critical time,” Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats writes in USA Today. “[Haspel] has clearly demonstrated that she is a person of high integrity with valuable frontline and executive experience as a career intelligence officer . . . I ask my former colleagues in the Senate to do the right thing for our country by confirming Gina.”
“Americans are beginning to enjoy the benefits from the first federal tax reform since Ronald Reagan, more than 31 long years ago,” economist Jonathan Williams writes in The Hill. “The American economy is responding in an overwhelmingly positive way.”
In The Washington Free Beacon, Paul Crookston reports that Vice President Mike Pence credits President Trump for being the strongest defender Israel “has ever had in the Oval Office.” Speaking at an event to honor Israel’s 70th anniversary, the Vice President said that “by finally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the United States has chosen fact over fiction.”
The Washington Examiner’s Editorial Board explains that “moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, forging bonds with Persian Gulf leaders, and working with Iraq’s military against the Islamic State all help put U.S. policy on a footing of truth rather than make-believe, which is reason to celebrate.”