Saturday, November 17, 2018

CHPP Daily Brief: Legislative Snapshot Saturday, November 17, 2018

The Daily Brief:
Legislative Snapshot
Saturday, November 17, 2018

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The Trumpet

The Trumpet

A weekly email of highlights for the conservative world
November 16, 2018

1. President Trump called on Congress to pass the FIRST STEP Act (H.R. 5682), a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill aimed at reducing recidivism and increasing fairness in the justice system.

2. The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned 17 individuals for each having a role in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.
3. OFAC also sanctioned four Hizballah-affiliated individuals who lead and coordinate the terrorist group's operational, intelligence, and financial activities in Iraq.
4. The U.S. Department of Education proposed a "Title IX" regulation to clarify due-process rules for schools' responding to sexual harassment and assault accusations, including a presumption of innocence throughout the grievance process.
5. President Trump nominated Neomi Rao to replace Brett Kavanaugh as a U.S. Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit. Neomi Rao currently serves as the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), where she has earned widespread praise from conservatives for her tireless work to reduce, streamline, and eliminate excessive federal regulations.
6. The record level of economic optimism among small businesses is continuing, and those firms trying to fill jobs is at a 45-year high, according to a new industry report.

Thank you! Enjoy an excellent weekend and a meaningful Thanksgiving . . .

Paul Teller
Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs
The White House

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Church goers winking at corruption

The Florida election system obviously is broken. Checks and balances are failed, exposing an entire organized and taxpayer-funded cabal of election manipulation and fraud. Sadly, the Florida system has a high probability as being the model for many other states because a powerful political party is behind it-the Democratic Party. A well-organized system of voter registration, post-election ballot submission, corrupt local and federal judges, and the will to cheat and to accuse others of voter repression all add up to a banana-republic style of election fraud. Part of the problem here is that there are church-goers who could put an end to this corruption by taking a stand against these unethical practices.

As reported by USA Today Network and the Naples Daily News, the layers of corruption in Florida are astonishing. Florida Democratic officials altered election forms with voters to "fix signature problems" on absentee ballots after the state's legal deadline. Then after the election when the initial results were known, the Democratic Party officials encouraged people to send those ballots in to be counted. When caught with the scheme, they went to a Democratic Party appointed Federal Judge, and he ruled to allow the ballots to be counted in the official vote counts. Then, to seal the corruption, Democratic Party leaders accused Republicans of voter suppression and racism because they do not want all votes to be counted.

Every time there is an effort to purge the voter rolls of the deceased the Democratic Party leadership screams voter suppression and accuses Republicans of trying to reinstate Jim Crow Laws. Let's remember that Jim Crow laws were written, enacted, practiced and enforced by southern white Democrats during the 19thand 20thcenturies. They were a series of laws targeting black people on the basis of "separate but equal." These laws prevented blacks from eating at white-owned restaurants, drinking from the same water fountains as whites, going to the same schools as whites, and severely discouraged political participation and voting by blacks. Segregated schools were ruled unconstitutional in 1954. The laws were mostly reversed with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which only passed by Republican support.

Democratic Party leadership, since before the Civil War and continuing today, finds ways to manipulate votes- having others to vote on behalf of the dead, suppressing the black vote, encouraging illegals to vote, doctoring absentee ballots, and the list goes on. When Republicans protest, the Democratic Party leadership accuses Republicans of racism and voter suppression. This is the system and to the extent judges are in on it, the scheme is funded by all of us. Anyone with any sense of morality should be ashamed of the Democratic Party's shenanigans. Recent surveys show that some 68% of those voting Democrat never attend church. Ephesians 5:11 says to, "have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness but rather expose them." Woe to those 32% who do go to church and turn their heads the other way.

Have a blessed and powerful day!

Bill Wilson

More Breaking News

More Breaking News:

Saturday, November 17, 2018

1. President Trump arrives in California to survey wildfire damage - Fox News

President Trump arrived Saturday in Northern California to see the devastation from the California wildfires that have left at least 71 dead and more than 1,000 people missing -- saying it's time "to pull together for the people of California."

Trump was traveling with Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., Rep. Doug LaMalfa, R-Calif., and Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Calif., and will meet with residents, firefighters, first responders and FEMA officials.

"The first responders, they have been incredible," he told reporters as he departed Washington. "The firefighters have been unbelievably brave."

Trump will also meet with Gov. Jerry Brown and Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, and was expected to return in the early hours of Sunday morning. (Read more)

- Father, we thank You that President Trump has flown to California today to get a first-hand look at the devastation wrought by the Camp Fire. We ask Your wisdom to guide our president now, as the federal government begins to move in to deploy its resources to help the devastated survivors begin to rebuild their lives. Amen.

- "I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you." (Psalm 32:8)

2. As searchers look for remains, President views Camp Fire devastation - CNN

More than 1,000 people are unaccounted for and thousands of survivors are living in cars and tents as California's deadliest wildfire enters a second week.

"It is overwhelming, I don't have any word to describe it," Butte County Sheriff and Coroner Kory Honea told CNN on Saturday. "This is unprecedented. No one has had to deal with this magnitude that caused so much destruction and regrettably so much death."

Saturday, President Donald Trump went to California and got a firsthand look at the burned-out town of Paradise, where many breathing-mask-wearing onlookers stood by the road taking photos.

Accompanying Trump were Gov. Jerry Brown and Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom. "We're all going to work together and we'll do a real job, but this is very sad to see," Trump said. (Read more)

- Father God, we continue to ask Your strength for those who are actively still fighting this fire and now looking for survivors. We ask that the vast majority of the 1,000 who are still unaccounted for, be found. In Your Name, amen.

- "Ask, and it shall be given you. . ." (Matthew 7:7)

3. Smoke and virus outbreak among health risks - CNN

In the wake of the fire, some residents are facing health-related issues. A fast-spreading norovirus outbreak has left 145 people ill with vomiting and diarrhea at four evacuee shelters since they opened, the Butte County Public Health Department said.

"The number of sick people is increasing every day," the department said. As of Wednesday, 41 out of the more than 800 evacuees staying in shelters had symptoms.

To fight the outbreak, health officials say they are creating separate shelter areas for sick evacuees, additional cleaning of the shelters and providing staff with protective equipment to minimize exposure. (Read more; scroll down for this section in the main article)

- Lord God, these thousands of citizens, having escaped the fire, now face a life-threatening danger in the form of an illness. We come before Your Throne of Grace, on behalf of those in these camps but also in every area of the State of California where residents are now breathing toxic fumes. Lord God, enter in with Your Mighty Hand, we pray, healing and protecting all according to Your Word, amen.

- "These signs will accompany those who have believed: . . . if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them . . ." (Mark 16, 17,18)

"But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed."
(Isaiah 53:5)

4. ISIS Group Claims California Wildfires Are Retribution, Vows 'You Will See More Fires' - PJ Media

One of the many media groups supporting ISIS operations online claimed that the deadly wildfires in northern and southern California are retribution for coalition bombings in Syria.

The image circulated online by Al-Ansar Media uses a photo of a burning building and misspells the state "kalifornia."

"O america, This is the punishment of bombing Muslims in Syria," states the text. "This is Allah's punishment for you. And in shaa Allah, you will see more fires. Praise be to Allah."

ISIS has not officially taken responsibility for either of the fires. The terror group has previously suggested both wildland and commercial or residential arson as an attack tactic. (Read more)

- Father, we pray for California. We pray that the fires will be contained and snuffed out, in Jesus name. We pray restoration for all those who have lost it all in the fires. We cast down the words of the wicked and call them of no effect; and we ask You to forgive our enemies, for they know not what they do. Amen.

- "Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you." (Jeremiah 32:17)

5. More than 650 illegal immigrants crossing southern border detained in Arizona over two days - Fox News

As thousands of troops deployed to the southern border await the arrival of a caravan of migrants heading towards the U.S., border patrol agents in Arizona have already been busy, detaining more than 650 illegal immigrants in just two days this week.

Agents in the Yuma Sector said they detained 654 people - most reportedly being family units or unaccompanied minors from Guatemala - on Monday and Tuesday.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Wednesday a group of 55 Central Americans waded across the Colorado River near Yuma and surrendered to agents after walking around vehicle barriers in the area. (Read more)

- Father, give these Border patrol agents Your strength, might, power, and protection to do their job. May there be no loss of lives.

- Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. (Deuteronomy 31:6)

6. China Preparing for Military Clash with US, Congressional Report Says - Western Journal

A new report reveals potentially troubling signs of an increase in the size and capability of China's national army.

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission began presenting its annual report to Congress this week.

And the commission, created by Congress 18 years ago to study military and economic relations between the two countries, had deeply worrying conclusions. (Read more)

- Father, we pray the United States remains at peace with China. Give our leaders wisdom and skill in negotiating with China. Let those that are skilled in prayer and intercession rise up and take their place in the Spirit to cover this situation with wisdom and knowledge.

- "Now behold, there are the divisions of the priests and the Levites for all the service of the house of God, and every willing man of any skill will be with you in all the work for all kinds of service. The officials also and all the people will be entirely at your command."(1 Chronicles 28:21)

7. Florida Democrats' Alleged Election Fraud 'Potentially Grounds for RICO' Investigation - Breitbart

An effort to allegedly add Democrat votes after Election Day in Florida is "potentially grounds for a RICO" investigation, an election fraud expert says. The Government Accountability Institute (GAI) research director Eric Eggers exclusively told SiriusXM Patriot's Breitbart News Tonight's Senior Editors-at-Large Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak that a report revealing that Florida Democrats asked voters to submit absentee ballots after Election Day is a "smoking gun" and could possibly lead to a racketeering investigation.

Eggers said, "I spoke with a Republican attorney today who is quite familiar with this and connected to the inter-workings and they believe that it is not only the smoking gun, but it is potentially the grounds for a RICO case - this is not over. They sent altered forms out with the hopes that they could just get away with it because they could get some sympathetic judges who say, 'Well, this is what the forms that these people received said so I guess we'll have to go along with it.'

At the end of the day, the basic argument in Florida right now is this: Should the laws that were in place on the day of the election be upheld. And the Republicans are saying yes and the Democrats are saying no." As Breitbart News's Joel Pollak reported, Florida Democrats allegedly asked voters to submit absentee ballots after Election Day, using an official form that had been altered to make it look as though voters were doing so within the legal deadline. (Read more)

- Father, we ask for JUSTICE in all matters of the vote count in the State of Florida, amen.

- "But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!"
(Amos 5:24)

8. Charlie Kirk: Democrats come out the big losers in Florida's election mess - Fox News

Despite desperate efforts by Democrats to overturn the decision of Florida's voters - and despite the state's deeply flawed, mismanaged and corrupt election system - it's now clear that Republican Ron DeSantis will be the state's next governor and Republican Gov. Rick Scott will be its next U.S. senator.

While a hand recount is still underway in Scott's race against incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, "Nelson was left with almost no chance of pulling off a comeback to retain his seat" because Scott was leading by more than 12,000 votes, the Washington Post reported. And Florida's machine recount of votes showed DeSantis more than 33,000 votes ahead of Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum - a margin too large to mandate a hand recount.

Democrats who refuse to accept that DeSantis will be governor and that Scott is heading to the Senate are refusing to accept reality. Their complaints against Republicans are absurd and simply the whining of sore losers unable to accept responsibility for their losses.

The reality in Florida is that the state's voting system is badly broken. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker, who is presiding in one of several lawsuits arising out of the Nov. 6 midterm elections, was right when he recently said: "We have been the laughingstock of the world, election after election, and we chose not to fix this." (Read more)

- Father God, we thank You for the many brothers and sisters who now live in the State of Florida, and who have been interceding, in repentance, for their state. We thank You, Lord, for hearing their prayers, and we wait expectantly for Your answers to come to pass, so that the vote count in this state in future elections will be accurate, true and valid. In Your Name, amen.

- "The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous." (Proverbs 15:29)



Dear Friends,

This evening we are thanking God for the many of you out there who have already contacted us, indicating your interest in participating in our nonstop intercession to see the two main fires put down in the State of California. Whether you are stepping forward to "man a watch" of two hours of prayers of repentance, or simply to join with others, day and night, crying out to God that He would yet show us His mercy, we say: THANK YOU.

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Remember! Beginning at 6:00 p.m. EST on Monday, November 19th and continuing on nonstop, day and night, our conference line will be open to receive your prayers on behalf of this crisis in California.
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Below please find the most current data on hand for both of the fires we are tracking. GOD IS GOOD and He IS watching over us in love. Let's partner with Him to see these fires put out; the survivors' needs met; and the lost either found or accounted for.

In His Grace,

Sara Ballenger, President
Capitol Hill Prayer Partners


The Camp Fire in Butte County, north of Sacramento in California's Gold Rush country, has claimed the lives of at least 48 people, according to Cal Fire incident stats today. The blaze, which started Thursday, has destroyed 7,600 residences and 260 commercial buildings, making it the most destructive fire in the state's history as it ripped through Paradise, Calif., at a speed of 80 acres per minute. It was 35 percent contained today at 130,000 acres. The cause is still under investigation.


The Woolsey Fire has torched 97,620 acres in Ventura and Los Angeles counties after starting on Thursday, and was 47 percent contained today. The blaze resulted in the evacuation of Malibu, reaching the Pacific Coast Highway. There have been two fatalities and 483 structures destroyed including several celebrities' homes. The cause of this blaze is also still under investigation.

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Prayers and Presidents:
Our 40th President: Ronald Reagan


[Each week, we will publish one prayer that was spoken by each of our presidents, in chronological order. Today's prayer was written by our 40th President: Ronald Reagan.]



Two hundred years ago, the Congress of the United States issued a Thanksgiving Proclamation stating that it was "the indispensable duty of all nations" to offer both praise and supplication to God. Above all other nations of the world, America has been especially blessed and should give special thanks. We have bountiful harvests, abundant freedoms, and a strong, compassionate people.

I have always believed t hat this anointed land was set apart in an uncommon way, that a divine plan placed this great continent here between the oceans to be found by people from every corner of the Earth who had a special love of faith and freedom. Our pioneers asked that He wou ld work His will in our daily lives so America would be a land of morality, fairness, and freedom.

Today we have more to be thankful for than our pilgrim mothers and fathers who huddled on the edge of the New World that first Thanksgiving Day could ever dr eam. We should be grateful not only for our blessings, but for the courage and strength of our ancestors which enable us to enjoy the lives we do today.

Let us reaffirm through prayers and actions our thankfulness for America's bounty and heritage. NOW, TH EREFORE, I, RONALD REAGAN, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Thursday, November 25, 1982, as a National Day of Thanksgiving and I call upon all of our citizens to set aside that day for appropriate expressions of thanksgiving.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 27th day of Sept. in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and seventh.

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