Daily Update

There is no surprise with this announcement:  Sen. Chuck Schumer is the new Senate Minority Leader.  Fortunately for us, not the Majority Leader, but he will still be a problem to work with as he is quite the partisan and his lieutenants prove the Senate will be difficult to work with. 

If Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) is elected as the Chair of the DNC expect it to lean more left than under the leadership of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.  If he is elected, rest assured they learned nothing from the 2016 elections. 

Here is more on the Sanctuary City plan to "protect immigrants" from President-Elect Trump.  From the O'Reilly Factor last night:  Continuing on the subject of sanctuary cities, The Factor asked Kimberly Guilfoyle and Lis Wiehl to examine the legal aspects. "The federal government cannot compel any local agency to round up illegal aliens," Wiehl asserted. "Under the Tenth Amendment, any right not directly given to the feds is given to the states, and the feds cannot commandeer local agencies to arrest people." Guilfoyle elaborated on the separation of powers between the federal government and local authorities, saying, "The states are considered to be sovereign entities distinct from the federal government, which cannot usurp their authority." However, both Wiehl and Guilfoyle agreed that the federal government can force local authorities to hold on to criminal illegal immigrants who are already in custody.   Rush Limbaugh has this to say to Governor Cuomo and others " "Fine, you want to do this? You keep it up and I'm going to impound every dime of federal money your cities are getting. I am not going to sit here and openly tolerate lawlessness like you are encouraging, Governor Cuomo." Illegal immigration is illegal. 

This is the headline in US News and World Reports (Not known for their conservative stance):  Stop Teaching Anti-Trump Bias.

Teachers OK’d students skipping class to join anti-Trump protests.  Seriously?  What is wrong with these teachers? 

This will not go over well with some legislators, however, taxpayers may benefit from it.  Politico has more on the lack of a pay raise for legislators.

Michael Goodwin opines that De Blasio values political future more than people of NYC. 

E. J. McMahon lets us know tax revenues are still weakening and Bill Hammond points out the projected impact of minimum wage cost on Medicaid.

Thomas Sowell's Tuesday columns:  What Now and What Now, Part II.

Wednesday's with Walter E. Williams.