01/09/2019 05:12 CDT


TRUMP GOES STRAIGHT TO AMERICAN PUBLIC ON NATIONAL SECURITY AS DEMOCRATS HOLD FIRM TO OPEN BORDERS; DE BLASIO UNVEILS “FREE” HEALTHCARE FOR ALL NEW YORKERS; DEMS PROUD TO BE CALLED LIBERAL


TODAY’S TOP TEN

TRUMP TURNS UP THE HEAT ON DEMOCRATS TO PROTECT AMERICA

TRUMP: BORDER IS “A HUMANITARIAN CRISIS, a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul.” Hot Air.

  • Former Obama border chief: Trump is 100% correct — the wall works. NTK Network.
  • Plurality of Americans believe there is a crisis at the border. TheBlaze.
  • 7 Democrats who once endorsed border fence, tougher security. Breitbart.
  • Trump kills it. John Hinderaker.
  • Full text of Trump’s speech. Daily Signal.

NY MAYOR DE BLASIO UNVEILS $100 MILLION “Medicare for all New Yorkers” healthcare plan. ZeroHedge.

ON FIRST DAY, CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSON proposes free healthcare for illegal immigrants under 26. Legal Insurrection.

MOST DEMOCRATS IDENTIFY AS LIBERALS for first time in Gallup poll. The Hill.

CONSERVATIVES GIVE CONGRESS THEIR TOP TEN energy priorities for 2019. Daily Caller.

TOP 20% OF HOUSEHOLDS PAY 88% OF FEDERAL income taxes, according to CBO. Americans for Tax Reform.

LEADER OF RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH WARNS Antichrist will control humans through tech gadgets. The Moscow Times.

LIBERAL POLITICO JOURNALIST ASKS IF PEOPLE would give days off their lives to extend Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s days. Legal Insurrection.

INSIDE FACEBOOK’S CULT-LIKE WORKPLACE, where dissent is discouraged and employees pretend to be happy. CNBC.

PENNSYLVANIA HIGH STUDENTS DEMAND REPEAL of campus Bible ban. Daily Caller.


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COMMENTARY WORTH READING


VIDEO WORTH WATCHING

  • Dem Senator Manchin: If state of emergency ends shutdown, so be it. Real Clear Politics.
  • Kamala Harris: Good for America to discuss socialist policies. NTK Network.
  • Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney gives glory to God after stunning victory over Alabama. ESPN.

OFFBEAT BEAT

  • Rare penny might be worth $1.7 million after it was found in boy’s lunch money. Fox News.

TWEETS OF NOTE

  • (@redsteeze) CNN has 6 people on a panel sitting at a desk all agreeing with each other so that’s incredibly compelling television. Tweet.
  • (@michellemalkin) My question: Why don’t the same radical leftists who bleat that we need gun control “even if it saves just one life” support border control even if it stops just one mass-murder-minded jihadist? Tweet.

DRUDGE LEAD AT TIME OF EMAIL

  • TRUMP DEMANDS WALL; DEMS DIG IN! SHUTDOWN BEGINS TO BITE Drudge.