Clip Of The Day: Nashville Airport Comes To Standstill As Soldiers Salute Children Of Fallen Service Members

Via Facebook:

“I witnessed an international airport come to a complete stop today … At the Nashville airport I walked out into the concourse to this scene @americanairlines was flying a plane full of children who had lost a parent in combat to Disneyworld on an all expenses paid trip and they threw a party for them at the gate❤️But when they announced them over the loud speaker and they lined up to board the plane the whole airport literally stopped and sang the national anthem with military present in salute. Most every person standing around, myself included was bawling at the sight of these kids and spouses who have paid so great a price for our country. To see all of this at Christmas time was so humbling. Seeing the general public in an airport stand still to honor these kids was simply beauitful. @bna_airport #nashville #fallenwarriors Gary Sinise Foundation #america #snowballexpress #christmas Garysinise”

The Justice Clarence Thomas Planned Parenthood Dissent

In United States Supreme Court decision not to hear Kansas and Louisiana’s appeals defending their efforts to cut off Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood, Justice Clarence Thomas’ written dissent is a must-read:

“So what explains the Court’s refusal to do its job here? I suspect it has something to do with the fact that some respondents in these cases are named ‘Planned Parenthood.’ That makes the Court’s decision particularly troubling, as the question presented has nothing to do with abortion.”

Meadows Would Give Trump A Skilled Brawler In The White House

“’Serving as Chief of Staff would be an incredible honor,’ Meadows told POLITICO Playbook. ‘The President has a long list of qualified candidates and I know he’ll make the best selection for his administration and for the country.’

Should Trump tap Meadows for the job, he’d be securing an astute political operative who’s made it his mission to defend Trump from embarrassing headlines.”

Republicans Throw In The Towel On The Wall

The eight prototypes for President Donald Trump’s US-Mexico border wall near San Diego (Guillermo Arias / AFP – Getty Images)

According to Fox News, some Members of Congress are already on Christmas vacation and don’t plan to return to Washington for votes.