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Dem Suggests 'Second Amendment' Remedy Vs. Trump
“I mean, this is where the Second Amendment comes in quite frankly, because you know, what if the president was to ignore the courts? What would you do? What would we do?” Rep. Tom Suozzi, D-N.Y., said during a March 12 Q&A session with constituents in Huntington, on Long Island. “It’s really a matter of putting public pressure on the president,” he said. Fox
VOA VIEW: No one seems to know the truth.

Trump Slams 'Total Witch Hunt' After Weekend Upheaval
President Donald Trump on Monday appeared to renew his attacks against the ongoing investigations into allegations that his campaign colluded with the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 election, labeling them collectively as “a total WITCH HUNT with massive conflicts of interest!” Trump’s Twitter post comes on the heels of a weekend over which he celebrated the firing of former deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, whom the president has regularly accused of bias, and lashed out by name at special counselor Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, wondering on Twitter why Mueller’s team was comprised of “13 hardened Democrats, some big Crooked Hillary supporters, and Zero Republicans?” Politico
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts liberals.

UK And EU Agree To Terms For Brexit Transition Deal
The UK has struck a deal on the terms of the Brexit transition period after making a series of concessions to Brussels and accepting a “back stop” plan of keeping Northern Ireland under EU law to avoid a hard border with the Republic of Ireland. After an intense few days and nights of talks, Brexit secretary David Davis said agreement on the terms of the 21-month period, ending on 31 December 2020, was a “significant” moment, which would give businesses and citizens the reassurance they needed. Guardian

Ex-Obama Campaign Director Drops Bombshell Claim On Facebook: 'They Were on Our Side'
A former Obama campaign official is claiming that Facebook knowingly allowed them to mine massive amounts of Facebook data — more than they would’ve allowed someone else to do — because they were supportive of the campaign. In a Sunday tweet thread, Carol Davidson, former director of integration and media analytics for Obama for America, said the 2012 campaign led Facebook to “suck out the whole social graph” and target potential voters. IJR
VOA VIEW: Obama was dirty.

Facebook Facing Its Biggest Test Ever-Lack Of Leadership Could Sink The Company
Facebook is facing an existential test, and its leadership is failing to address it. Good leaders admit mistakes, apologize quickly, show up where they're needed and show their belief in the company by keeping skin in the game. Facebook executives, in contrast, react to negative news with spin and attempts to bury it. Throughout the last year, every time bad news has broken, executives have downplayed its significance. Look at its public statements last year about how many people had seen Russian-bought election ads — first it was 10 million, then it was 126 million. CNBC

Facebook's Stock Is Plummeting Amid The Company's Latest Crisis
Facebook Inc. shares fell the most in two months Monday as American and European officials demanded answers to reports that a political advertising firm retained information on millions of Facebook users without their consent. Politicians on both sides of the Atlantic are calling on Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg to appear before lawmakers to explain how U.K.-based Cambridge Analytica, the advertising-data firm that helped Donald Trump win the U.S. presidency, was able to harvest the personal data. Time


FBI Official From Unabomber Case: Austin Bombings Are Similar
A former FBI assistant director said there is no doubt that comparisons between the recent Austin, Texas package explosions and the Unabomber case are appropriate. Danny Coulson told "Happening Now" host Jon Scott that the intricate level of skill needed to craft the bombs without having them go off during delivery is very similar to Theodore Kaczynski's case in the 1980s and 90s. Two people have been killed and at least two others have been injured in the three Austin explosions. Fox

DC Lawmaker Blames Jews For Bad Weather
A DC lawmaker blamed a late-winter snowfall on a family of Jewish bankers — accusing them of controlling the climate and orchestrating natural disasters. Council member Trayon White Sr. apologized for the comments he made in a since-deleted video on his official Facebook page posted Friday morning as snow fell over the capital. “Man it just started snowing out of nowhere this morning, man. NY Post
VOA VIEW: Anti Semite!

Saudi Arabia's Heir To The Thrown Talks To 60 Minutes
At 32 years old, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is already the most dominant Arab leader in a generation. This week, he embarks on a cross-country American tour, where he'll pitch his kingdom to a skeptical U.S. public. He was named heir to the throne nine months ago by his 82-year-old father, King Salman, who granted his son vast new powers. Known by his initials -- "M-B-S" -- his reforms inside Saudi Arabia have been revolutionary. He is emancipating women, introducing music and cinema and cracking down on corruption, in a land with 15,000 princes.  CBS

Trump To Hire Lawyer Who Pushed Theory, DOJ Framed Trump
President Donald Trump will hire an attorney to join his personal legal team who has alleged the President is being framed by a group of FBI and Justice Department officials, two sources familiar with the matter told CNN. The longtime Washington attorney, Joseph diGenova, is expected to join the President's legal team at a time when Trump is taking a more aggressive approach to publicly dealing with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, lobbing a series of attacks against Mueller on Twitter over the weekend. CNN

Some In GOP Alarmed As Trump Tweets Against Robert Mueller
President Donald Trump kept up his attack on the escalating Russia investigation, insisting in a new tweet Monday that it was “a total WITCH HUNT with massive conflicts of interest!” The comment came a day after a top White House lawyer tried to calm speculation that the president was considering firing the special counsel leading the probe. AP
VOA VIEW: Liberal media ignorance.

Police Are Asking Google To Provide User Info For All People Near Crime Scenes
Police in Raleigh, North Carolina, have presented Google with warrants to obtain data from mobile phones from not just specific suspects who were in a crime scene area, but from the mobile phones of all people in the area, reports Raleigh television affiliate WRAL. The request will trouble Fourth Amendment advocates as it could be seen that police are carrying out unreasonable searches on people who just happened to be in the area at the time the crimes were committed. Fast Company

Erdogan Vows To Extend Offensive To East Syria, Northern Iraq
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, buoyed by his army’s capture of a Kurdish stronghold in northwest Syria, threatened to extend the offensive against separatist Kurdish militants to eastern Syria and northern Iraq. Turkey’s military will shift their campaign to several towns under the control of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, including Manbij, Ayn al-Arab, Tal Abyad, Rasulayn and Qamishli, “until this terror corridor is fully eliminated,” Erdogan said Monday.  Bloomberg


China Threatens Actions After Trumps Signs Bill Encouraging Visits To Taiwan
China will take military and diplomatic countermeasures against the U.S. if President Donald Trump passes a law that encourages relations between America and Taiwan, Beijing state media said on Sunday. Trump signed the Taiwan Travel Act last Friday, which allows for and encourages high-level official visits between the two countries. The legislation displeased China, which has long considered the self-ruled island to be a wayward province. Newsweek
VOA VIEW: China and the world do not like what is best for the US.

First Civil Suit Looms In Deadly Florida Bridge Collapse
"I will be filing the first civil lawsuit related to the #FIUBridgeCollapse tomorrow morning," Matt Morgan, of the Morgan & Morgan law firm, tweeted. "It is imperative we act quickly to secure critical documentation & data. Thoughts & prayers to all the families impacted by this tragedy." Attorneys with the firm are scheduled to hold a press conference on Monday afternoon in Orlando regarding the suit. They said it would be filed on behalf of someone who was injured in the collapse, but did not specify which person. Fox

Trump Presses GOP To Change Senate Rules
The Trump administration is putting pressure on Senate Republicans to crack down on Democratic efforts to delay its agenda, fueling talk about the need for rules reform among Republicans on Capitol Hill. Republicans are in discussions with Democrats about bipartisan changes to Senate rules to speed up consideration of President Trump’s judicial and executive branch nominees, but if that effort flounders — as similar ones have in the past — they’re not ruling out unilateral action. Hill

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Supreme Court Refuses To Reconsider Death Penalty In Arizona Case
The Supreme Court refused again Monday to decide whether the death penalty is unconstitutional. The action came in a case from Arizona in which lawyers asked the court to strike down both the state's capital punishment system and the nation's. The court's four liberal justices said Arizona's system, under which most defendants  convicted of first-degree murder are eligible for the death penalty, may be unconstitutional.  USA Today

Powell's First Rate Hike Is An Early Test For New Fed Chair
Jerome Powell faces a difficult task in guiding markets through his first interest rate decision as Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve this week as the world's largest economy steams ahead under the power of deficit-inducing tax cuts and job growth while showing little signs of the faster inflation that normally follows. Yet while Powell and his colleagues on the Fed's Open Markets Committee are fully expected to lift the central bank's key policy rate by 25 basis points, or 0.25%, to a range of 1.5% to 1.75% Wednesday in Washington.The Street

Police Appeal To Bomber-Call Us, Raise Reward Money For Tips
“These events in Austin have garnered worldwide attention, and we assure you that we are listening,” interim Police Chief Brian Manley said at a news conference. “We want to understand what brought you to this point, and we want to listen to you.” He pleaded with community members to share information that could lead to an arrest, and he said $50,000 has been added to the pot of money available in exchange for information about the attacks, which killed two people and seriously injured an elderly woman. My Statesman

Robert Mueller Has Been Botching Investigations Since The Anthrax Attacks
Mystery surrounds Robert Mueller and his investigation into Russia and President Trump. Some think he is the ultimate professional, others that he is a Democrat lackey, still others maintain he is working on Trump’s side. We can see how he works if we look at how Mueller ran his second-most important investigation as FBI Director. In September of 2001, an entity began mailing anthrax through the US Postal system, hitting such prominent targets as NBC and Senator Daschle’s office. The terrorist attacks killed five and left others hospitalized. Federalist
VOA VIEW: Mueller is a taxpayer's expense and waste.

Three-Quarters Say Trump Should Fire Mueller
More than three-quarters of people who answered a poll on the conservative Drudge Report site said that President Trump should fire special counsel Robert Mueller. Mueller is currently investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Moscow. The online poll, which was posted on the site on Saturday, had surveyed fewer than 500,000 people on Sunday. Hil

Students Are Sneaking Discreet New E-Cigarette That Looks Like Thumb-Drive
Juuling is described in the University of Illinois' independent student newspaper as an epidemic “sweeping across campus.” But Juul pods and other e-cigarettes still contain nicotine, according to the American Lung Association. The organization points out that, “Nicotine is an addictive substance that can have negative health impacts, including on adolescent brain development.”  Google


Doctors Say They've Found A 'Game Changing' Stem Cell Treatment For MS
Interim results from an international trial of a stem cell transplant treatment showed a much higher success rate than the control group, which received a drug treatment. MS is a disease that affects the brain, spinal cord, and immune system, leading to a number of disabilities. The stem cell treatment uses chemotherapy to wipe out a patient’s immune system and then “re-boots” it using stem cells from the patient’s blood and bone marrow that are unaffected by the disease. Fortune

Republicans Bet Their Senate Majority On Trump
Even as fears grow within the GOP that Trump will cost Republicans the House, Senate Republicans say the president will play a starring role in the closely contested campaigns that will decide control of the chamber. Trump will be front and center in every state that helped elect the president, according to GOP senators and strategists, making the case that Democrats are hindering his agenda. “If you look at a race in a state like Missouri or North Dakota — or any of these states — he’ll be very involved,” said Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado, chairman of the GOP’s campaign arm, who speaks with Trump about political strategy regularly.  Politico
VOA VIEW: Republicans will maintain and grow both the Senate and House.

Jim Carrey Criticized For Potrait Believed To Be Sanders
Jim Carrey is being criticized on social media for a portrait he painted that is believed to be White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. The actor and comedian on Saturday tweeted the painting with the caption: “This is the portrait of a so-called Christian whose only purpose in life is to lie for the wicked. Monstrous!” Some Twitter users accused Carrey of shaming because of the unflattering portrait. Others were critical of his use of Christian. A spokeswoman for Carrey confirms it is his painting.  AP

'Army Of Islam' Would Be World's Biggest Military
When Turkey’s semi-official newspaper Yeni Safak called for urgent action in forming a 57-nation “Army of Islam” to besiege and attack Israel, a suggestion undoubtedly approved with at least a wink and nod by President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, it would signal the possible intent to create the largest military force on the planet – one nearly as large as the total population of the Jewish state.  WND

Trump Approval Rating Improves Slightly
President Donald Trump's approval rating has improved slightly but is still underwater, according to a NBC/WSJ poll released Sunday. The new poll found that 43% of Americans say they approve of the President's performance in office -- a four-point increase from their poll in January 2018. However, a majority of respondents -- 53% -- say they disapprove of Trump's performance, a drop of three points from January. The bump in the President's approval came from white male, Republican and independent respondents, according to the poll, which was conducted from March 10-14. CNN
VOA VIEW: Trumps approval ratings are higher than reported.

Uber Halts Autonomous-Car Testing After Fatal Arizona Crash
Uber Technologies Inc. halted autonomous vehicle tests after one of its cars struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona, in what is likely the first pedestrian fatality involving the technology. The 49 year-old woman, Elaine Herzberg, was crossing the road outside of a crosswalk when the Uber vehicle operating in autonomous mode under the supervision of a human safety driver, struck her, according to the Tempe Police Department. She was transferred to a local hospital where she died from her injuries.  Bloomberg

Putin Says Will Engage With West After Record Vote Win
Vladimir Putin on Monday said he would address disputes with the West after an election that saw him return to the Kremlin with a record vote share, as Moscow faces increasing isolation. International leaders were slow to congratulate the Russian president after a Sunday election that saw him take almost 77 percent of the vote, as monitors reported ballot stuffing and other alleged cases of fraud. Yahoo News

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'I Meant No Disrespect': Hillary
Hillary Clinton provided an explanation for some recent comments she made that she understood 'upset or offended' some Americans – statements that drew criticism from fellow Democrats and the Trump White House alike. 'I understand how some of what I said upset people and can be misinterpreted. I meant no disrespect to any individual or group,' she said in a Facebook post. 'And I want to look to the future as much as anybody.' Clinton, on a trip to India, had talked about how her voters came from economically advantaged places in comparison to Trump voters, and also noted how white women often voted the same way as their husbands. Daily Mail
VOA VIEW: No one in their right or left mind believes Hillary's explanation.

Gore Warns 'Global Warming' Triggering 'Flying Rivers, Rain Bombs'
Former Vice President Al Gore is at it again. Gore is attempting to link extreme weather to man-made climate change, this time warning of “flying rivers” and “rain bombs.” But in a new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change, Gore is accused of engaging in scientifically baseless “weather porn” for attempting to link every bad weather event to “global warming. Climate Depot

York: Trump’s Mueller ‘Witch Hunt’ ‘Is ‘A Page Out Of The Bill Clinton Handbook’
Fox News contributor Byron York told host Bill Hemmer Monday morning that President Trump apparently took a page out of Bill Clinton’s “handbook” on dealing with special counsels over the weekend. “As we know, the independent counsel or the special counsel has charged a bunch of people high in the Trump campaign who might have been expected to be involved in collusion, if collusion were actually going on, but he hasn’t charged them with anything resulting in that,” Daily Caller

Austin Has Been Hit By 4 Bombs In 3 Weeks.  The President Is Silent.
Four bombs have exploded in residential neighborhoods in Austin since March 2, in what appears to be an increasingly sophisticated bombing campaign. According to Austin’s police chief, more than 500 federal agents are working on the case as police try frantically to track down any leads to the bomber.  Vox

Americans Wonder If Melania Trump Will Divorce, After Vaness Files To End Trump Jr. Marriage
Vanessa Trump filing for divorce from Donald Trump Jr. had Americans on social media abuzz, wondering if first lady Melania Trump would follow suit with President Donald Trump. On Friday morning, Google Trends saw searches for the phrase “Melania Trump files for divorce” surge 70 percent. “Melania Trump filed for divorce” jumped 40 percent within an hour, according to the Inquisitor. Newsweek
VOA VIEW: Liberal media trash.

Team Trump: Expect Trump To Attack Mueller More Directly
On Saturday, Donald Trump did something he’d never done before, something his closest advisers had warned him not to do: He tweeted Robert Mueller’s name. But what seemed like a frantic, even panicked, bit of late-night lashing-out is actually a sign of things to come. Multiple aides and Trump confidants tell The Daily Beast that they believe this will not be the last time the president goes after the Justice Department special counsel on his frenetic Twitter feed.  Daily Beast

Engine Failure Forces Ivanka, Jared's Helicopter To Return To Airport
A helicopter carrying Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner had to return to an airport in Washington on Thursday after one of its engines failed, two law enforcement sources told CNN. President Trump's daughter and son-in-law were flying from Washington to New York on Thursday afternoon in a two-engine helicopter when one engine failed, causing the chopper to return to Washington. The helicopter safely made it back to Ronald Reagan National Airport and the couple scrambled to get on a commercial flight instead. CNN

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Inside California's War On Trump
Early this month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared war on the State of California. At least that’s the way many opponents of the Trump Administration saw it. Speaking to the California Peace Officers’ Association in Sacramento, Sessions announced that the Department of Justice was suing the state for passing three laws to protect undocumented immigrants––measures, Sessions said, that “intentionally obstruct the work of our sworn immigration-enforcement officers.” California, he continued, was endangering those officers and “advancing an open-borders philosophy shared by only the most radical extremists.” New Yorker

Trump's Twitter Blockees Go To Court
As Twitter insults go, the one by Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza, a journalist in Washington, was pretty mild. On June 6th, after President Trump tweeted some criticism of the news media, Buckwalter-Poza replied, “To be fair you didn’t win the WH: Russia won it for you.” What happened next, though, was unusual. President Trump, from his @realDonaldTrump Twitter handle, blocked Buckwalter-Poza, meaning that he wouldn’t see any more of her responses and Buckwalter-Poza would no longer see any of the President’s tweets. That made her one of at least a hundred people Trump has blocked, and it led, ultimately, to a hearing in federal district court in Manhattan the other day.  New Yorker
VOA VIEW: Only fools believe that Trump won with Russia help.

Trump Cabinet Turnover Sets Record Going Back 100 Years
Last week, when #firingFriday was trending on Twitter and White House aides had to be reassured by the chief of staff that no changes were imminent, President Trump embraced the uncertainty in public statements. His willingness to say "you're fired" to so many people, so early in his administration, is just another way Trump is unlike those who have come before him. NPR
VOA VIEW:  Expected lies from the liberal media.

Pope Francis Condemns Prostitution As Torture
Pope Francis asked forgiveness Monday for all Christians who buy sex from women, saying men who frequent prostitutes are criminals with a "sick mentality" who think that women exist to be exploited. "This isn't making love. Yahoo News

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