Friday Top Headlines

by Political Editors: 103,000 jobs created in March, vs. 193,000 jobs expected (CNBC)

U.S. trade deficit hits 10-year high (National Review)

Trump orders review of $100 billion more in tariffs on China (The Washington Times)

U.S. sanctions billionaire Deripaska and other Russian oligarchs (Bloomberg)

Democrats cry foul as GOP eyes move to cancel spending (The Hill)

Facebook’s data crackdown has two winners: Facebook and Google (Bloomberg)

Target’s $3.7M settlement in lawsuit alleging discrimination against blacks and Latinos (USA Today)

NYPD shoots unarmed man threatening others — it’s de Blasio’s turn (Fox News)

Kamala Harris attempts joke about killing Trump, Pence, or Sessions: “Does one of us have to come out alive?‘ (The Washington Free Beacon)

Colorado students hold pro-Second Amendment walkout (The Daily Signal)

Humor: Fuming Rachel Maddow spends entire MSNBC show just pointing wildly at picture of Putin (The Onion)

Policy: The implications of tariffs to combat unfair Chinese trade practices (American Action Forum)

Policy: Trump’s pressure against North Korea is the best way to avoid war (Hudson Institute) ~The Patriot Post

https://patriotpost.us/articles/55203-friday-top-headlines

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Gaetz – Deep State Enemy Within – Obstructive Congress Corrupt DOJ, Dems and Rinos

by rickwells.us

{ rickwells.us } ~ Asked about President Trump’s decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border, Rep Matt Gaetz says… “I’m glad that the President is a man of action even when the Congress has abandoned this President on the critical promise to secure our border.” Gaetz says, “We should have funded the wall in the major legislation we were passing. The Senate should take up and immediately take a vote on the wall but they’re too gutless to even do that. And so the consequence is that people see that the United States isn’t that serious about border security and that invites people across our borders illegally.” He continues, “We need to shut down entitlements for illegal aliens, we need to have E-verify, we need to build a wall and we need to support a President who is determined to take action on this issue on behalf of the American people.”… https://rickwells.us/gaetz-deep-state-congress-doj/

VIDEO: https://video.foxbusiness.com/v/5763379314001

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Missing CDC employee’s body found in river weeks after disappearance, police say

by Katherine Lam

{ foxnews.com } ~ The body of an employee at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was found this week in a river… nearly two months after he was reported missing, police announced Thursday. Timothy Cunningham, an epidemiologist at the CDC, was found in Chattahoochee River in northwest Atlanta late Tuesday. No further details of the body’s location was released. “The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the body recovered in the Chattahoochee River in NW Atlanta late Tuesday to be missing CDC employee Timothy Cunningham,” Atlanta police tweeted. “A press conference will be held at 2 p.m. ET at APD Headquarters on the investigation.”… http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/04/05/missing-cdc-employees-body-found-in-river-months-after-disappearance-police-say.html

VIDEO: http://video.foxnews.com/v/5742427410001/

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Mueller Comes Up Empty Against Trump

by Joseph Klein

{ frontpagemag.com } ~ According to a report in the Washington Post, “Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III informed President Trump’s attorneys last month… that he is continuing to investigate the president but does not consider him a criminal target at this point.” In other words, while Mr. Mueller still considers the president a subject of investigation, he has concluded, after nearly 11 months looking for something solid to use against President Trump, that he does not have enough evidence to charge the president with conspiring to collude with the Russians to interfere in the 2016 presidential election or, for that matter, with any other crime. Despite having gathered hundreds of thousands of documents for review, interviewed multiple witnesses, and gained guilty pleas for conduct unrelated to the Russian collusion investigation itself in return for full cooperation, Special Counsel Mueller has admitted that he lacks substantial evidence linking President Trump to the commission of any crime. Ironically, this matches the conclusion of former FBI Director James Comey himself before President Trump fired him. While this development is obviously welcome news to President Trump, he is not entirely out of the woods yet. The Washington Post article added that Mr. Mueller informed the president’s lawyers that “he is preparing a report about the president’s actions while in office and potential obstruction of justice.”… Obstruction of justice should of been charged on liar-nObama. https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/269801/mueller-comes-empty-against-trump-joseph-klein

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Immigration, Migrant, Refugee, Asylum Law Clean-up Required

by Denise Simon

{ trevorloudon.com } ~ Okay, let us start with ‘catch and release’. MActually under GW Bush and Michael Chertoff, it was a policy of ‘catch and return’… That is until many home countries refused to take back their citizens. During that time, the United States had to have detention facilities to house these people until their cases could be worked through the various systems. Then the left decided there needed to be a lawsuit on the whole detention thing. Yup, it went to the Supreme Court and the decision was a time limit of 6 months of detention and then the case had to be resolved. Well, there were not enough judges, so ‘catch and release’ was tried, hoping they would show up to court… well 80% did not show up. Catch and release now remains. Now we continue to hear new labels applied to people entering the United States by various methods including across the borders, by air and by ship. In fact more enter by air than any other means and overstay their visa. So, advertisements float around the world and especially in Central and South America on who to contact to get to the United States, how much it costs, what to do, what to say, what to have. Yup, advertisements and sadly that does include our diplomatic posts and embassies in regions of conflicts. The buzzword today is ‘asylum’. Here is the rub on that…People applying for asylum must first apply after they are provided an alien status and must prove why they cannot be returned to their home country. Over the years, that process has become twisted and no real proof or approval of the application is necessary especially in states where it is well known there are humanitarian issues… http://www.trevorloudon.com/2018/04/immigration-migrant-refugee-asylum-law-clean-up-required/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NewZeal+%28New+Zeal+Blog%29

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WH Preparing ‘Vigorous’ Immigration Legislation to Send to Congress

by Susan Jones

{ cnsnews.com } ~ In addition to sending National Guard troops to the Southwest border as a force multiplier… the Trump administration is preparing legislation that would allow the speedy return of illegal aliens who are caught crossing into the United States illegally. President Trump has complained about the current “catch and release” system, where some illegal aliens, including unaccompanied children, are allowed to stay in the United States pending a court hearing, which some never attend. In a conference call on Wednesday, a senior administration officials told reporters they saw a “significant uptick” in illegal immigration last month, emphasizing the need for action: “We are going to be sending Congress a legislative package to close these loopholes, so that we can return illegal immigrants in a responsible and expeditious manner, and our expectation will be for rapid action on that legislation in the House and Senate,” said the official who spoke on background… https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/wh-preparing-vigorous-immigration-legislation-send-congress?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTTJJME9EWmhOMlkxTXpJdyIsInQiOiJjWlpnNGtGaXBVNDJmKzQ5TWUxSDhFNmk3aTlnNlNTWVBBVU53bEloZ1Nob0RoWVdzczJRQlNYK2t5QStLQjBSaVN3TDVWd1pcL3krcVNCcUZESWFVcVFsbVwvWERYMElHZDZvdzZGd1JHWTdSUVhEOVZnRk1VY2hZWjNndENlbWpxIn0%3D

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Leftist Knives Are Out for Scott Pruitt

by Nate Jackson: EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is under fire of late for alleged ethical missteps. One incident was during his transition to the job, when he paid $50 a night for a room in a DC condo, only paying for the nights he stayed there. Democrat and media critics (but we repeat ourselves) allege that the arrangement amounted to, in the words of Democrat Representatives Ted Lieu of California and Don Beyer of Virginia, “an impermissible gift under federal regulations” because he paid “far below market value.” Even two Republicans, Carlos Curbelo and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, both of Florida, want Pruitt to step down. Never mind that the career ethics official at the EPA cleared the arrangement.

Another “scandal” surrounds Pruitt’s travel and beefed up security. He flies first class rather than coach and considered the use of a private plane, and he spends a lot of money on security. Why? Because ecofascist psychos have leveled death threats against him, along with other lesser physical threats. Never mind that Barack liar-nObama’s EPA chiefs, Lisa Jackson (a.k.a. “Richard Windsor”) and Gina McCarthy, spent more on travel, violated transparency and broke laws.

Long story short, leftists hate Pruitt almost as much as President Donald Trump because he’s been very effective in threatening the Left’s Church of Climate Change Dogma. Mollie Hemingway notes, “When he was attorney general of Oklahoma, he sued the EPA more than a dozen times to get the powerful regulatory agency to stay within its legal authority.” Since taking office at the EPA, a rundown of Pruitt’s accomplishments is impressive. He stewarded the agency through the withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, rolled back Barack liar-nObama’s clean water and clean power regulations, cut costs by $1 billion, pushed through transparency reforms on how the EPA uses science, and, just this week, scrapped liar-nObama’s vehicle-emissions rules.

No wonder ecofascists hate him. Make no mistake: Environmentalism of the type followed by statists is a religion, and Pruitt is worse than at odds with its teachings; he’s directly challenging its tenets and undoing its sacraments. That’s why we’re seeing a coordinated effort to discredit and oust him. Fortunately, Trump called Pruitt Tuesday to tell him to “keep fighting” and that “we have your back.” The Swamp needs draining and that’s why Pruitt must stay. ~The Patriot Post

https://patriotpost.us/articles/55133-leftist-knives-are-out-for-scott-pruitt

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