“Cook County Circuit Court Judge Michael Toomin ruled in favor of Sheila O’Brien, a former appellate judge who had called for a special prosecutor to find why charges were dropped against Smollett over his allegedly false report that he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack.
“The unprecedented irregularities identified in this case warrants the appointment of independent counsel to restore the public’s confidence in the integrity of our criminal justice system,” wrote Toomin, who is presiding judge over the Cook County Juvenile Justice Division.”
“When reviewing our financial performance over the last few years, the outlook for the company has significantly improved, in large part due to the change in taxes. During the Obama administration, our effective total-taxes-paid rate was over 70 percent, and now under the Trump administration, our effective total-taxes-paid rate is about 50 percent. This has allowed us to hire more people, increase compensation, pay larger bonuses, purchase more manufacturing equipment and make more investments. For those people who say that lower taxes do not help small and growing businesses, they are completely mistaken. Small and fast-growing businesses need as much after-tax profits for expansion and investments as possible to continue to be successful. If you want the private sector to expand and hire more people, it’s critical we have sufficient after-tax money to reinvest and justify putting more time and effort in our businesses. The fastest way to make people give up is seeing all their hard work and the results of their efforts redirected to wasteful and often counterproductive government spending and programs.” https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-29/dallas-fed-unexpectedly-releases-most-gushing-praise-trumps-economy-yet
Is this worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize?
“Trump shook hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as he crossed the low stone curb separating the North and the South at around 3:45 p.m. local time. The event in the Demilitarized Zone — which also included a roughly 50-minute meeting behind closed doors — marked a return to face-to-face contact between the two leaders after talks broke down during a summit in Vietnam in February.”
“New reinforced panels are being used to strengthen the border wall in the Calexico area of California.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), in partnership with the Army Corps of Engineers, announced a new panel installation on an 11-mile section of wall within the Border Patrol’s San Diego sector on Thursday.”
“For three days this week, the heroes at ‘We Build the Wall, Inc. held a major fundraising drive: A “Wall-A-Thon!”
Participating in the broadcasts and fundraising were Steve Bannon, Tom Tancredo, Brian Kolfage and Gateway Pundit’s own Jim Hoft.
Previously raised money has gone to construct a wall on the New Mexico-Mexico border.”
“As legend holds, Alexander sliced the knot with his sword in order to be the one who would be destined “to become ruler of all of Asia.” In the same way, Trump’s stepping into North Korea might portend his solving of the multitude of hitherto intractable foreign and domestic problems with which he is now dealing.” https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/07/trump_as_alexander_the_great_.html
“The US Markets have been on fire since the 2016 election because President Trump won. On November 8th, 2016, the markets closed at 18,333. Today the DOW closed at 26,966. That’s a 47% increase in the DOW since the 2016 election!
* President Trump is the only President in US history to oversee two stock market rallies of nine days or more where the DOW set new highs each and every day. “