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Scotland Yard Mounts Murder Probe After Kremlin Critic's Neck Crushed
A murder investigation was launched Friday into yet another suspicious incident involving yet another Russian exile living in Britain – the latest episode amid rising tensions between the two nations following the poisoning of a former Kremlin spy and his daughter. Metropolitan Police said Friday an autopsy found 68-year-old Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov had his neck crushed Monday. It was initially unclear if Glushkov had killed himself or been the victim of a crime.  Fox
VOA VIEW: Putin and Russia are guilty.

Sheriff Defends Buying $740G Beach House With Inmate Food Fund Money
The Alabama sheriff who came under scrutiny after he bought a fancy beach house with the $750,000 he pocketed from funds meant to feed inmates defended his decision this week to keep the cash and buy a $740,000 beach house. Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin told WBRC what he did was completely legal and if the public did not like the fact that he took the money to buy a beach home then they could ask their legislators to change the law. Fox

Trump And Kelly Reportedly Reach A 'Truce'
President Donald Trump and his chief of staff, John Kelly, have reached a "truce" in their tumultuous relationship, at least for the moment, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing sources familiar with the matter. The newspaper said Trump and Kelly met Thursday and both came away feeling positive about their working relationship, which has reportedly been strained for almost as long as Kelly has held the chief of staff position. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The operative word is reportedly - don't believe all you read for the bias liberal news media.

Trump's Very Public Embarrassment Of H.R. McMaster
President Donald Trump has apparently grown sick of H.R. McMaster and is preparing to jettison his national security adviser in the not-too-distant future. That news was first broken by The Washington Post on Thursday night but subsequently confirmed by CNN. It appears to now be a matter of when, not if, McMaster will leave. What struck me most is not that firing McMaster would mean Trump is on course for three national security advisers in the space of 15-ish months -- although that's noteworthy.  CNN
VOA VIEW: CNN liberal hype.


Businessman Says Trump Sent Him To Russia To 'Look After' His Kids
Felix Sater, the Russian-born onetime business associate of Donald Trump's who worked to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, says the then-business magnate asked him to "look after" his kids when they were pursuing business deals in Russia. Sater told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day" Friday that Trump had personally asked him to travel to Russia to be in Moscow with his children.. CNN
VOA VIEW: CNN is troubled.

Trump Just Moved To Rescue The Senate's Most Vulnerable Republican
A GOP candidate challenging the Senate's most vulnerable Republican has decided to seek a House seat instead after a nudge from President Donald Trump. Businessman Danny Tarkanian will now run for Nevada's 3rd Congressional District rather than challenge Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev. In a statement Friday, Tarkanian said Trump and "members of his political team" contacted him Wednesday and asked him to run for the House seat he narrowly lost in 2016. CNBC

New Yorker's New Cover-Trump Nude!
A nude image of President Trump will grace the cover of next week's issue of The New Yorker. The magazine tweeted a preview of the cover on Friday, showing the president standing naked behind a lectern while fielding questions from the press. "I wanted to address President Trump’s stormy relationship with the press," the cover's illustrator, Barry Blitt, said of his work. The New Yorker cover comes as Trump faces a scandal involving adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, who alleges that she had an affair with Trump more than a decade ago. The White House has denied that Trump ever carried on an affair with the woman. Hill
VOA VIEW: Expected from a liberal rag.

Cabinet Shakeups Give Dems Chance To Block Trump Picks
The White House was hoping for a smooth 2018 on Capitol Hill. Instead, President Donald Trump is staring at two bitter confirmation fights — and the possibility emboldened Democrats could block his new Cabinet nominees. Trump’s decision to nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace Rex Tillerson at the State Department — and to elevate Pompeo’s controversial deputy Gina Haspel, who hasn’t previously been confirmed — has created a pair of high-stakes battles in the Senate, where the GOP enjoys a threadbare 51-49 advantage. Politico


Trump's Tariffs Head For Legal Minefield
The tariffs announced by Trump, which have not been officially notified to the World Trade Organization, put a tax on steel and aluminum coming into the United States from all over the world. Even though the United States has declined to declare the tariffs at the WTO, they can still come under its jurisdiction if countries affected raise complaints. Although Trump has said some countries such as Canada and Mexico will get exemptions, the tariffs threaten to leave the rest of the world facing oversupply of steel and aluminum. Reuters
VOA VIEW: According to the liberal media.

Koch Brothers Mobilize Grass-Roots Effort To Promote Trump Judges
A conservative group funded by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch is turning its attention to a new front: promoting federal judges at the grass-roots level. Americans for Prosperity is willing to spend nearly $1 million to confirm judges this year. Those lifetime appointments could reshape the courts for a generation. NPR

Why Trump Appointments Have Lagged Behind Other Presidents
President Donald Trump has long blamed Democrats for moving his nominees through the Senate confirmation process at a sluggish pace. "Hundreds of good people, including very important ambassadors and judges, are being blocked and/or slow walked by the Democrats in the Senate," Trump tweeted March 14. "Many important positions in government are unfilled because of this obstruction." We ran the numbers, and Trump is certainly right on one count: Important government posts are empty. Politifact

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Flake Eyes 2020 Primary Challenge To Stop Trump
Jeff Flake has a direct message for the Republicans of New Hampshire: Someone needs to stop Donald Trump. And Flake, a Republican senator from Arizona, may stand up against the Republican president in 2020 — either as a Republican or an independent — if no one else does. "It has not been in my plans to run for president, but I have not ruled it out," the 55-year-old Republican said Friday in his first solo political appearance in New Hampshire. The state is expected to host the nation's first presidential primary election in less than two years.  CNBC
VOA VIEW: Flake is a flake.

Trump Flips His Own Script When It Comes To Stormy Daniels
President Donald Trump has adopted a time-honored strategy for coping with allegations that he had an affair with porn actress Stormy Daniels: Ignore the claims altogether. The president and his top aides have said nothing publicly about the controversy this week, even as Daniels’ lawyer has engaged in repeated provocations, including revealing that she had an interview with the prime-time news show “60 Minutes.” Politico

Vanessa Trump Files For Divorce
Donald Trump Jr. and his wife Vanessa Trump are separating, they announced in a joint statement Thursday. "After 12 years of marriage, we have decided to go our separate ways," the statement said. "We will always have tremendous respect for each other and our families. We have five beautiful children together and they remain our top priority. We ask for your privacy during this time." The New York Post's Page Six and the New York Daily News reported earlier Thursday that President Donald Trump's daughter-in-law had filed for divorce in the Manhattan Supreme Court. CNN


Dems Looking To Dump Pelosi
A coup is brewing inside the Democratic Party as members look to replace Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) with a new House Minority Leader. In fact, even Pelosi’s seat is in jeopardy because she’s facing THREE Democratic challengers in her next election, all of whom are more in tune with the rising far-left ideologies of the Bay Area. Pelosi is also facing concerns over her state of health, especially after she confused President Trump with George W. Bush during a speech. InfoWars
VOA VIEW: Republicans need Pelosi to stay through 2018 elections.

Oakland Mayor 'Allowing Americans To Be Murdered'-Father Of Son Killed By Dreamer
The father of a teen killed by an illegal immigrant is calling out the mayor of Oakland, California, after she alerted illegals to an upcoming ICE raid. Speaking to Fox & Friends Friday, Jamiel Shaw Jr. slammed Mayor Libby Schaaf over her decision to warn illegals that ICE would be conducting an operation in the Bay Area within 24 hours. “You know, it was just disgusting,” Shaw said. “Her job is to protect the citizens, the American citizens, you know. And for her to take a stand like that, she’s allowing Americans to be murdered.”  InfoWars
VOA VIEW: Schaaf is a CA liberal.

Stormy Daniels Was Physically Threatened-Lawyer
The attorney for Stormy Daniels claimed Friday that the porn star had been physically threatened in connection with her alleged affair with Donald Trump, according to a report. Michael Avenatti told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that Daniels — whose real name is Stephanie Clifford — wants to “tell her story” of the affair with Trump before he assumed the presidency. Asked if Daniels was threatened with physical harm, Avenatti said “yes” — but refused to elaborate. He said he would “not confirm or deny” if the threats came from the president himself. NY Post
VOA VIEW: Where is the fact or evidence?

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Hannity And Ingraham Bash Shep Smith After He Calls Them ‘Entertainment’
Despite having previously declared himself “not a journalist,” Sean Hannity on Friday demanded he be taken seriously as a news reporter by his colleagues at Fox News. In a Tuesday afternoon tweet, the right-wing firebrand criticized his colleague Shepard Smith for describing the Fox News opinion lineup as entertainment rather than informative. “While Shep is a friend with political views I do not share, and great at breaking news, he is clueless about what we do every day. Daily Beast
VOA VIEW: Smith is liberal amd Fox wants balance - the Daily Beast is a liberal rag.

Putin's Asymmetrical War On The West
Sir Francis Richards, the former chief GCHQ (Britain’s version of the NSA), compares the "new Cold War" to the last one in a fascinating interview on the Economist Radio podcast: “I think ‘war’ is … almost an obsolete word, in that war tends to imply that you have peace and then someone presents a bit of paper and then you’re the other side of a line. We’re in a perpetual conflict… it has rules that bind us but none that bind the aggressors.” Axios

Russia To Expel British Diplomats
Russia plans to expel British diplomats in retaliation to British Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision on Wednesday to kick out 23 Russian diplomats in response to the nerve agent attack on ex-spy Sergei Skripal, Reuters reports. Why it matters: Russia has denied involvement in the attack, but British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Friday that it is “overwhelmingly likely” that Vladimir Putin was behind it. Even President Trump, who has defended Russia in the past, said Thursday that "it looks like" Russia is the culprit. Axios

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Ladies Of CNN Rush In To Defend Sanders And Conway But Is It Too Little To Late?
CNN took time to defend White House press secretary Sarah Sanders and adviser Kellyanne Conway from media attacks on “New Day” Friday, despite having trashed them for months. “I think two people who get attacked are Sarah Sanders and Kellyanne Conway and I don’t think that’s fair,” said New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman. “I think that this all stems from the president and that’s just where this is coming from.”  Daily Caller

Dr. Gorka Stunned By Biden-China Deal
"According to an exclusive New York Post excerpt from the book, the Biden billion-dollar China deal occurred as follows. In 2013, Hunter Biden was managing partner in the private equity firm Rosemont Seneca Partners. The Chinese funds were managed by Rosemont Seneca Bohai,  which did not involve Chris Heinz. In December of that year, Vice President Biden and his son Hunter flew aboard Air Force Two to China. Ten days after the trip, a subsidiary of the Bank of China named Bohai Capital signed an exclusive deal with Hunter Biden and Chris Heinz’s Rosemont to form a $1 billion joint-investment fund called Bohai Harvest RST. The deal was later increased to $1.5 billion. “The Chinese government was literally funding a business that they co-owned along with the sons of two of America’s most powerful decision makers,” writes Schweizer in Secret Empires." Gateway Pundit
VOA VIEW: Bad news for the left.

20 US States With Most Guns Per Capita
No. 2 is a complete shocker! You might just fall off your chair ...They’re as American as apple pie, baseball, pickup trucks and bland beer. In fact, civilians in America own nearly half (48 percent) of all the guns in the world. Three out of every 10 Americans say they own a gun, according to the Pew Research Center. Among Americans who don’t have a gun, approximately half say they may own one in the future. As for Americans who own only a single firearm, handguns are by far the most common weapon owned at 62 percent. Another 22 percent own a rifle while 16 percent have a shotgun. WND

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