America First: Hostages in Korea Released; Trump Administration frees 14 and Counting; Trump Approval Ratings high despite Media Bias

America First:

Hostages in Korea Released

Three Prisoners Released from North Korea: ‘God Bless America, the Greatest Nation in the World’

by Michelle Moons

9 May 2018

The three men released from North Korea into the custody of United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo put out a joint statement as they traveled home to the U.S.

Kim Hak Song, Kim Dong Cul, and Kim Sang-Duk said, according to Reuters:

We would like to express our deep appreciation to the United States government, President Trump, Secretary Pompeo, and the people of the United States for bringing us home. We thank God, and all our families and friends who prayed for us and for our return. God Bless America, the greatest nation in the world.

Pompeo gave a briefing to reporters traveling with him on the trip back to the U.S. from North Korea. Asked if there were any glitches during the 13-hour stay, Pompeo said, “It was a long day. But there were no moments where I felt like we were going to be anything but successful in the day.”

Asked about what may have ultimately led Kim to release the prisoners, Pompeo replied, “I think that Chairman Kim is trying to set good conditions for the summit, right. I think we’re – I think we are having good conversations, productive conversations. And so I think the work that President Trump has done to put us in this place made this possible.”

Another reporter asked Pompeo what he said to the prisoners upon receiving them. Pompeo said, “I welcomed them back. Although we’re not quite back home yet, I welcomed them back. They were happy to be with us on this plane, to be sure.”

“We have the three Americans on the plane, which is incredibly exciting. They seem to be in good health. The doctors are with them now, but all indications are at this point that their health is as good as could be given that they’ve been held,” said Pompeo. “They all walked up the stairs themselves, with their own power, so good enough to do that.” He added that they should soon have a more complete readout of the three men’s health. The plane that the group later met up with in Japan was expected to have “more robust medical capabilities” to attend to the three.

The plane carrying Pompeo and the released prisoners landed in Alaska late Wednesday before continuing on to Washington, DC.

Family Thanks President Trump for ‘Engaging Directly’ with NKorea…

…’Arrested on vague charges of subversion, treated abominably’

Three Prisoners Released from North Korea: ‘God Bless America, the Greatest Nation in the World’

 

Trump Administration frees 14 and Counting

Trump Era Brings Home 14 Unjustly Detained Americans and Counting

by Edwin Mora

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration — less than a year and a half into its tenure — has helped secure the release of at least 14 Americans, including three children born in captivity to an American woman and her Canadian husband held by the Afghan Taliban and al-Qaeda-linked Haqqani Network.

Marking the latest in a series of victories by the Trump administration in winning the release of Americans held abroad are the three U.S. citizens liberated this week by the murderous and oppressive North Korean regime.

Read more about the 14 Americans brought home:

…Trump Era Brings Home 14 Unjustly Detained Americans and Counting

 

Trump Approval Ratings high despite Media Bias

Study: Donald Trump’s Polls Improve Despite 90% Negative Media Coverage

Trump Derangement Syndrome: Pollster Disavows Own Poll as Support for President Spikes

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Moral Support: Trump Accomplishments,Nobel Peace Prize? Trump Administration demands release of North Korea Detainees, Approves Congressional Term Limits

Moral Support

Trump Accomplishments

Nobel Peace Prize? Trump Administration demands release of North Korea Detainees, approves Congressional Term Limits

Trump at Andrews Joint Base

North Korea has released three US detainees in the country, according to media reports, and it meets some of President Donald Trump demands for Pyongyang to demonstrate sincerity before the historic meeting between Trump and Kim Jong Un.

Kim Dong-cheol, Kim Sang-deok, and Kim Hak-seong — three US citizens detained in North Korea for years — have been released from a suspected labor camp and given health treatment and ideological education in Pyongyang, according to the Financial Times.

“We heard it through our sources in North Korea late last month. We believe that Mr Trump can take them back on the day of the US-North Korea summit or he can send an envoy to take them back to the US before the summit,” said Choi Sung-ryong, who campaigns for the release of detainees in North Korea.

The news follows Trump’s hawkish National Security Adviser, John Bolton, calling for the release of the detainees. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly spoke with Kim about the detainees during the pair’s secretive meeting in April.

 

BREAKING Trump JUST Scored HUGE N. Korean Victory

Nobel Peace Prize?

Thanks to A.F. Branco at Comically Incorrect  for his great Branco cartoons

Republicans Formally Nominate Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

Congressional Term Limits

Trump ‘Full Support’ for Congressional Term Limits

 

Christian News: Religious Freedom Victory; CNN Bias; Trump Administration proposes Abstinence Education Programs

Christian News:

Religious Freedom Victory; CNN Bias; Trump Administration proposes Abstinence Education Programs

Religious Freedom Victory

Dr. Susan Berry

National pro-life groups and religious freedom advocates are celebrating the Senate’s confirmation of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state.

Pompeo’s confirmation Thursday is a “pro-life victory,” states the leader of the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List).

“Mike Pompeo will make an outstanding Secretary of State,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser in a press statement. “He is strongly pro-life and committed to upholding the dignity of every human being as America’s top diplomat.”

Dannenfelser added:

The State Department is the first line of enforcement for President Trump’s pro-life agenda in foreign policy, from preventing American tax dollars from being used to promote abortion overseas, to defunding the UNFPA which has long been complicit in China’s brutal population control regime, to standing up to the international abortion lobby’s demand to declare abortion a “human right.” We congratulate Pompeo on his confirmation and thank President Trump for nominating pro-life leaders to serve in his Cabinet.

Left-wing pro-abortion group Planned Parenthood condemned Pompeo’s confirmation on Twitter.

Pompeo Confirmation a ‘Pro-Life’ and ‘Religious Freedom’ Victory

 

CNN Bias

CNN losing audience; bias may be reason

May 2018 – CNN’s viewership dropped in the past year – down by 30% of its primetime viewers and 23% of its daytime viewers, as of February 5, according to Adweek.com’s Basic Cable Ranker report.

CNN did not make the top 10 for cable primetime viewership. Fox News ranked number one, and MSNBC second. CNN’s decline may be attributed to concern over fake news as well as the network’s subversive left-wing bias.

A Barna study in April 2017 found that viewers’ distrust of fake news traced back as early as September 2016, when 38% believed media was inconsistent in coverage. Three in ten say the problem of fake news lies with viewers in misinterpreting or media exaggerating actual news. Twenty-five percent say the problem arises from mainstream media, and 13% blame conservative media.

onenewsnow.com, 2/16/18; barna.com, 4/27/17

 

Trump Administration proposes Abstinence Education Programs

Administration’s new family planning strategy to encourage abstinence ed

May 2018 – The Trump administration has proposed a new strategy for how it issues funds in federal family-planning grants, favoring groups that encourage abstinence.

The Department of Health and Human Services announced its guidelines and priorities for the next round of Title X grant applications. The guidelines repeatedly mentioned “natural family planning,” which includes all strategies for avoiding pregnancy that do not include contraceptives or birth-control pills.

The president signed a bill last year giving states the option of blocking Title X funding to Planned Parenthood, and pro-abortion organizations are concerned that the new Title X guidelines edge them out of the program.

Valerie Huber, overseer of the Title X office at HHS, said “it is encouraged” for organizations receiving a grant to stress counseling adolescents to practice abstinence to avoid unwanted pregnancies.

onenewsnow.com, 2/7/18

 

Federal Judge Rules Trump Admin Broke Law by Ending Planned Parenthood Sex Ed Grants

Trump Administration: Israel Embassy to moved to Jerusalem Capital May 14, Israel Independence Day

Trump Administration:

Israel Embassy to moved to Jerusalem Capital May 14, Israel Independence Day

U.S. Plans to Move Embassy to Jerusalem on May 14 – Day Israel Declared Independence

Breitbart Jerusalem

President Donald Trump visits the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump visits the Western Wall, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

USA Today reports: The United States plans to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem on May 14, Steven Goldstein, undersecretary of State for public diplomacy said Friday.

The date coincides with when Israel proclaimed independence in 1948.  Secretary of State Rex Tillerson approved a security plan for “a facility” in Jerusalem Thursday evening, Goldstein said. “We’re looking at that as a possible date but safety of the Marines and other people who visit and work there is primary.”

The embassy will be located in a building that houses the U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem, in the Arnona neighborhood of the city, according a State Department statement. Consular operations will continue there, and U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, will work there with a small staff.

U.S. Plans to Move Embassy to Jerusalem on May 14 – Day Israel Declared Independence

 

Moral Courage: Trump Administration plan to Defund Planned Parenthood; Shift Sex Ed Funding to Abstinence Programs

Moral Courage:

Trump Administration plan to  Defund Planned Parenthood; Shift Sex Ed Funding to Abstinence Programs

Trump Administration Cuts Planned Parenthood Funding, Will Shift Sex-Ed Funds to Abstinence Programs

Steven Ertelt

SIGN THE PETITION! Congress Must De-Fund Planned Parenthood Immediately

The Trump administration rolled out its new sex education priorities this week with an emphasis on abstinence and other sexual risk avoidance strategies.

The Title X grant application, released Friday, prioritizes the types of programs that the abortion chain Planned Parenthood and other abortion groups do not offer. Planned Parenthood has been criticized repeatedly for promoting risky sexual behavior to students and young adults.

Politico reports the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will offer $260 million in Title X grants to qualified health care providers.

Liberal Policy Failures

In 2017, the Trump administration cut millions of dollars in grants to Planned Parenthood through the failed Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. HHS spokesman Mark Vafiades told the New York Times last year that there is very little evidence that the program was successful.

Earlier this month, CBS also highlighted a group of North Carolina parents’ concerns. They said Planned Parenthood’s “Get Real” curriculum “encourages sixth graders to feel ‘comfortable and ready’ for sex. The petition says the curriculum provides flash cards outlining proper condom usage, for ‘vaginal, oral or anal sex’ and recommends the usage of ‘non-microwavable saran wrap’ as a prophylactic for certain non-reproductive sex acts.”

In 2014, Live Action release an undercover video series showing Planned Parenthood employees encouraging young teens to participate in sado-masochistic sexual activities, including gagging, whipping, asphyxiation, shopping at sex stores and viewing pornography.

SIGN THE PETITION! Congress Must De-Fund Planned Parenthood Immediately

 

http://www.lifenews.com/2018/02/26/trump-admin-cuts-planned-parenthood-funding-will-shift-sex-ed-funds-to-abstinence-programs/