The current tax plan is a disaster and needs to be reformed for all Americans. President Donald J. Trump is committed to bringing historic tax relief to the American people based on four key ideas – cutting taxes for every day Americans, simplifying the tax code, giving business the competitive edge, and investing in America. Today, President Trump is traveling to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to deliver this message on tax reform to the American Trucker Association.




– Rich Lowry, New York Post

Rich Lowry in the New York Post writes on President Trump’s effort to roll back the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, which was imposed with “tendentious readings of the law and sweeping bureaucratic actions.” Lowry comments President Trump “has operated within constitutional lines better than his technocratic predecessor,” and the real problem with President Obama’s environmental plan is that it must not be instituted by “strained legal interpretations alone,” which it originally was, enough so that the Supreme Court blocked “its implementation pending all the lawsuits against it.” Furthermore, although President Obama’s Climate Action Plan was designed to have an impact on global warming, Lowry reports the most it would do is “reduce the global temperature by 15 one-thousands of a degree by 2100.” Lowry concludes that President Obama’s “impatience with Congress and his administrative imperiousness,” led to presumptuous polices, and “what he imposed unilaterally is subject to unilateral reversal.”
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On tax reform, the Observer’s Peter Ferrara writes President Trump’s tax reform plan is “a large, even historic, pro-growth tax rate cut based on the same model as the enormously successful Kennedy and Reagan tax cuts,” and it is “historical facts, not opinion,” that President Trump’s plan will also “grow federal revenue.”


Regarding immigration, the editorial board of Investor’s Business Daily comments that President Trump’s 70-point immigration plan “leans heavily toward reinforcing the U.S. border against illegal crossings,” is “long overdue,” and the President is being “generous” for being open to legalizing the Dreamers while only asking Congress to “take the border seriously,” in return.


In religious liberty news, The Hill’s Jonathan Easley remarks “Trump’s presidency has been a triumph for the religious right,” as in the past week, the social conservatives faced three major gains focused on pro-life and religious freedom.


And The Associated Press reports on Ivanka Trump’s successful push to “get a family-focused tax credit included in the Republican tax overhaul proposal.” Ivanka has been busy meeting with lawmakers to gain support for the plan, stating the child tax credit will give families “the flexibility to make the best choices regarding their families’ care,” AP writes.



– Lawrence Lindsey, The Wall Street Journal


Lawrence Lindsey, president and CEO of the Lindsey Group, writes in the The Wall Street Journal that if President Trump’s tax reform package passes through Congress, “we can expect economic growth to accelerate to roughly 3.2% for the next three to five years,” which history suggests will ultimately result in higher “real” wages for workers. The bill also encourages entrepreneurship and small-business formation, “the ultimate driver of productivity growth,” Lindsey remarks before commenting that a “rise in real wages” would “lead to the first sustained decline in income inequality in more than 40 years.” If the plan passes, “The American economy will finally start working in the interest of the great middle class and not simply those at the top,” Lindsey concludes.
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On the tax reform push, Laura Olson of The Morning Call reports President Trump will pitch his tax plan to “roughly 1,000 people, including lots of truckers,” in Harrisburg, PA on Wednesday. The President plans to speak about how his plan “will benefit truckers by lowering their tax rates, boosting manufacturing, and making it easier for families to pass their trucking business onto their children,” Olson writes.


Regarding the need for a tax overhaul, U.S. Treasury Department Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Tony Sayegh writes in Wisconsin Business Voice that “it is time for lawmakers to put partisanship aside and come together to get our economy and wages growing at a much faster rate,” calling President Trump’s tax plan a “once-in-a-generation opportunity” to put “America first.”


And in the Washington Examiner, Joseph Lawler reports President Trump’s tax reform plan looks to “increase the typical family’s earnings by $4,000,” an estimate that remains consistent with his argument that lowering the corporate tax rate and reforming corporate taxes will raise earnings for the American people.






President Donald J. Trump welcomes the 2017 Stanley Cup Champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins to the White House

 October 10, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

In labor news, Andy Puzder, opinion contributor at The Hill, comments that the 16-year low unemployment rate of 4.2 percent is a result of President Trump’s deregulation efforts, which have led to “businesses across the country are [sic] hiring and more Americans are [sic] working better jobs for higher pay.”


Joint Tree Planting Exercise

The Ministry of Environment and Forestry has organised a Joint Tree Planting Exercise at Gatare Forest  Station in Kigumo Constituency, Muranga County. Wednesday 21/4/2018. From 9 a.m.till 2 p.m.

The Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Forestry Keriako Tobiko, leading the residents and other stakeholders in planting a total of 15000 seedlings of indigenous trees in 15 hectares of the state forest area is part of an ongoing National Tree Planting Season being observed across the Country.




Small-town America has gotten an economic jolt under President Trump


Ronald Brownstein writes for CNN.com that “small town and rural America enjoyed an economic jolt in 2017” thanks to President Donald J. Trump’s economic policies. Smaller communities “clawed back a significantly larger share of new job creation than in the final years of Barack Obama’s presidency,” Brownstein reports.



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“President Trump has made ending the opioid crisis a priority in his administration,” the Editorial Board of the Boston Herald writes. “Yesterday in New Hampshire, where the opioid death rate is double the national average, the president brought the message to the people who have been battling the menace hardest,” the editors add.



“When President Trump chose to unveil his plan for dealing with the ongoing opioid crisis, what better place to do so than the ‘drug-infested den’ of New Hampshire?” writes the New Hampshire Union Leader’s Editorial Board. The President’s plan is what New Hampshire needs, the editors say, as the state has “been hit as hard as anywhere in the country by the deadly scourge of fentanyl.”


“CIA Director Mike Pompeo is well prepared to be our next secretary of state,” Hudson Institute President Kenneth Weinstein argues in the Washington Examiner. “Pompeo brings deep insight, unique experience, and a broad, strategic mindset to foreign policy,” he adds.

“His strong relationship of trust with President Trump can bring back morale and a sense of purpose to the State Department, as well as credibility when talking to our allies and partners.”

THE WHITE HOUSE LATELY………….MARCH-ING ON-the opioid crisis,,the FLOTUS cyber bullying initiative.

Sanctuaries for Americans, not criminal aliens
“We’re going to take care of the problem,” President Donald J. Trump told a room full of Cabinet officials, elected leaders, and law enforcement representatives during a roundtable discussion on sanctuary cities at the White House

The President’s highest duty is to protect the safety and well-being of American citizens. Lawless sanctuary jurisdictions nullify Federal law, obstruct immigration enforcement, and release thousands of criminals into U.S. communities. “They are not sanctuary cities; they are outlaw cities,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) said at yesterday’s meeting.

The Senator is right, and the Trump Administration has taken action to ensure our Nation’s laws are faithfully enforced. During the 2017 fiscal year, ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations team made more than 140,000 administrative arrests and effected more than 225,000 removals.

Learn more: “Our cities should be sanctuaries for Americans—not for criminal aliens,” President Trump says.

What they’re saying about President Trump’s opioids plan

Monday afternoon, President Trump and the First Lady visited Manchester, New Hampshire, to talk through the ways this Administration is confronting America’s devastating opioid epidemic.

The President’s initiative has three pillars:

1) reduce demand and over-prescription,

2) cut off the supply of illicit drugs, and

3) help those already struggling with addiction.

In the days since, a number of officials have weighed in on the plan:

  • Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI): “The opioid epidemic continues to ravage our communities, and President Trump is right to continue the fight against it.”
  • House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) tweeted “.@POTUS’ proposals to combat opioid addiction demonstrate that there is ample opportunity to reach a bipartisan consensus.”
  • Gov. Jim Justice (R-WV): “People are dying every day from opioid abuse. I’m encouraged and hopeful that @POTUS’s plans will help us take bigger steps to resolve this scourge on our society.”

See what other leaders are saying about President Trump’s war on opioid abuse.

Join us to fight against the stigma of addiction. Share your two-minute video about how your life has been impacted by the opioid epidemic. Submit your story today.

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First Lady Melania Trump participates in a Cyber Security and Technology Roundtable| March 20, 2018

(Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

First Lady Melania Trump participates in a Cyber Security and Technology Roundtable

| March 20, 2018

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Trump’s infrastructure plan focuses on reforms, not just more spending


In The Hill, Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH) writes that President Donald J. Trump’s infrastructure plan “outlines a bold vision encompassing everything from traditional transportation infrastructure such as highways, bridges and transit systems, to public water systems and even broadband internet access.” Rep. Gibbs explains that “President Trump’s infrastructure plan takes on the mountain of regulatory hurdles that slow down the projects critical for improving and maintaining our national infrastructure.”


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In The Washington Times, Stephen Dinan reports that President Trump held a White House roundtable discussion yesterday that puts pressure on sanctuary cities to drop their dangerous policies. Thomas Homan, deputy director at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, announced that “three of the 800 illegal immigrants who managed to escape last month’s enforcement sweep in the San Francisco area have already gone on to commit new crimes, notching charges of robbery, drunken driving and spousal abuse.”


“The Trump administration recently took an important step to demonstrate its commitment to its ‘America First’ agenda, dealing a blow to a foreign company’s attempted hostile takeover of a leading American company in 5G technology,” Heritage Foundation Trustee Bill Walton writes in The Daily Caller. “The Trump administration should be praised for taking this decisive action” in preventing Broadcom’s attempt to takeover Qualcomm, Walton says.


The Daily Signal reports that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt “will reverse long-standing EPA policy allowing regulators to rely on nonpublic scientific data in crafting rules. Such studies have been used to justify tens of billions of dollars worth of regulations.” Michael Bastasch writes that “EPA regulators would only be allowed to consider scientific studies that make their data available for public scrutiny under Pruitt’s new policy.”

HOW TO TAP INTO THE WRITER’S LIFE WITH JUNE GOULD. (Women’s language has stamina) ~June Gould.


Your words have stamina.

Brainstorm the women across history and around the globe—personal connections and public figures, the famous and the infamous (!)—who have inspired you.

in “How to Tap Into the Writer’s Life,” June Gould assures us that everything—if our eyes and ears are open, and if we put ourselves into a focused mood or mindset—can inspire a piece of writing.

Later in her 60-minute webinar, which you can view HERE,

June advised us to read and read and read—because “no one writes without some forebears,” because “we hold the hands of the women and the men who came before us,” because women from developing nations, in particular, “have something to tell us that we need to know right now.”





What to know about sanctuary cities-THE WHITE HOUSE LATELY

What to know about sanctuary cities 


During President Donald J. Trump’s visit to California to examine prototypes for a border wall with Mexico, he explained the danger of “sanctuary cities” that refuse to cooperate with lawful Federal immigration enforcement.

“California’s sanctuary policies are illegal and unconstitutional and put the safety and security of our entire nation at risk,” the President tweeted. “Thousands of dangerous & violent criminal aliens are released as a result of sanctuary policies.”

A few important facts about sanctuary cities:

  • When sanctuary city officials warn illegal aliens about possible upcoming enforcement activities, they allow criminals to prepare themselves—and thus endanger innocent bystanders.
  • Sanctuary policies in California have allowed the release of numerous criminalscharged with serious crimes who could continue to harm communities.
  • If Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials cannot arrest criminals in the controlled environments of police stations or jails, they must perform these duties in workplaces, in residences, or on the streets.

Learn more: What you need to know about sanctuary cities.

Go deeperHow the Trump Administration is working to build stronger borders.
Why cutting taxes is good for American workers 
This afternoon, President Trump will pay a visit to St. Louis, Missouri, to tour a Boeing manufacturing plant before joining a roundtable with workers and executives from 10 Missouri companies. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will also participate in the discussion.

Boeing offers just one of hundreds of examples of business tax reform paying off for America’s workers. After President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law in December, the company announced it would invest about $600 million in its employees.

The Council of Economic Advisers recently explained why tax cuts have been so important for the U.S. economy: “Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the shift away from worldwide taxation toward a territorial system ends the penalty on companies headquartered in the United States.”

Learn more about the economics behind cutting taxes for American workers.

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Human trafficking is an affront to human dignity 
With millions affected worldwide, human trafficking is a global atrocity that deprives millions of their universal human rights. President Trump is taking a stand to stop it in its tracks.

“My Administration will focus on ending the absolutely horrific practice of human trafficking,” the President said. “And I am prepared to bring the full force and weight of our government, whatever we can do, in order to solve this horrific problem.”

This month, President Trump appointed nine human trafficking survivors to serve on the U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking. And in light of the impending Senate vote on H.R. 1865—the FOSTA-SESTA legislative package designed to fight online sex trafficking—the Administration hosted a roundtable on human trafficking to discuss the path forward on this crucial issue.

See more ways the Administration is working to end the practice of human trafficking.


President Donald J. Trump at Joint Base Andrews 

| March 13, 2018 (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)


President Trump  travels to St. Louis, Missouri, where he will tour the Boeing Company.

The President then participates in a roundtable discussion about tax cuts and tax reform.

Vice President Mike Pence participates in a swearing-in ceremony for Russ Vought as the Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget.


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Trump’s Tax Reform Reaps Benefits For Missourians.-THE WHITE HOUSE LATELY.

Trump’s tax reform reaps benefits for Missourians


In The Kansas City Star, Lt. Governor of Missouri Mike Parson writes that “Wednesday, the president is coming back to Missouri to highlight the massive economic benefits of his successful effort to reduce America’s tax burden.”
“Our state has already benefited greatly from tax reform,” Lt. Governor Parson adds. “Companies across Missouri, including Central Bank of St. Louis, are using the savings from tax reform to invest in their workforce by issuing bonuses or raising pay for workers.”


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In The Hill, national security expert Andy Keiser writes that CIA Director Mike Pompeo is the right man for the job as our Nation’s top diplomat. In Keiser’s view, “It’s clear that America will have a 70th United States Secretary of State who is smart, tested and in a strong position to effectively advocate for the country he has served with honor for so many years.”


Tom Rogan writes in the Washington Examiner that

“Gina Haspel is a great choice to replace Mike Pompeo as CIA director.” Rogan points out that “Haspel’s courage in taking the fight to the enemy and extracting high grade human intelligence speaks to an all too rare kind of public servant: one who matches high skill to a willingness to take politically toxic risks to serve U.S. interests.”


In the New York Post,

Betsy McCaughey breaks down how our massive trade deficits have harmed American workers, specifically in the aluminum and steel industries. Because of President Trump’s trade policies, “US Steel and Century Aluminum are already ramping up, bringing back hundreds of workers.”


President Trump visits the wall


President Donald J. Trump travelled from Washington to Southern California, where he examined eight prototypes for the proposed border wall with Mexico. The samples range in height from 18 to 30 feet.

“While Congress considers funding for fiscal year 2018, other wall program activities are moving forward,” Paul Koscak of U.S. Customs and Border Protection writes. Those activities include planning and design, as well as upgrades along less fortified or outdated parts of the southwest barrier.

The President’s visit comes as more and more Americans express support for his four-pronged approach to immigration reform. In addition to the majorities that support tougher border security and a permanent resolution for DACA, more than 8 in 10 voters want a system that selects individuals based on their education and skills—not one that chooses immigrants based on whether they have relatives already in the United States.

Watch President Trump’s weekly address on immigration and sanctuary cities.

Learn more: New poll shows overwhelming support for President Trump’s immigration priorities.
You should be in charge of your healthcare information
“Interoperability” isn’t a word most Americans hear every day. But when it comes to the future of healthcare in the United States, few technological developments may prove to be more important.

In healthcare, interoperability means being able to share patient data in an instant—regardless of which hospital, pharmacy, or laboratory has the information—and being able to do so with complete reliability and privacy protection. Last week, White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner laid out the Trump Administration’s plans in this area at the HIMSS18 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“I could not understand why medical records from the Department of Defense could not be seamlessly transferred to the Veterans’ Administration,” Kushner said. “There is overwhelming consensus: America needs better access to patient data and interoperability now.”

Read more about the Trump Administration’s plan to put you in charge of your health information.
‘You were Houston strong
In the same year that Houston battled the challenges of rebuilding from a destructive hurricane, the Houston Astros earned the city’s first baseball World Series Championship. The Astros visited the White House yesterday, where President Trump congratulated the team on a hard-fought series win.

“It’s a really befitting tribute—what was really a show of world spirit and Houston Strong,” President Trump said. “You were Houston Strong.”

The President explained that the Astros were true champions both on and off the field. “When [Hurricane] Maria ravaged Puerto Rico weeks later, the Houston Astros redoubled their assistance, and many of them went there and helped,” he said.

“It really exemplifies what greatness is all about.”

See photos from President Trump’s visit with the Astros yesterday.

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President Donald J. Trump and the 2017 World Series Champion Houston Astros

| March 12, 2018 (Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)


President Trump travelled to San Diego, California, to review Border Wall Prototypes.

The President then delivered remarks to members of the military.

Vice President Mike Pence participated in a Senate Republican Policy Lunch. Later, the Vice President participated in a series of meetings with lawmakers.