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Planned Parenthood President Named Among Time’s ‘100 Most Influential People’

Breitbart - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 22:27
Time magazine named Planned Parenthood President Dr. Leana Wen as one of its “100 most influential people” of 2019.

John Dean: Mueller Findings 'More Damning' than Watergate, Iran Contra, Starr Report

Breitbart - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 22:26
Appearing Thursday on CNN’s The Lead, former Nixon White House counsel and network contributor John Dean claimed special counsel Robert Mueller's findings are "more damning" than the Watergate, Iran Contra, and Ken Starr reports.

New Jersey state trooper is arrested on child pornography charge

Daily Mail - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 22:24
New Jersey State Trooper Jeffrey G. Reitz, 47, of Williamstown was arrested on Thursday and charged with third-degree possession of child pornography.

Mueller Report Says Trump's Efforts To Impact The Investigation Failed

Newsy - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 22:23

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The Mueller report says President Donald Trump's efforts to influence the special counsel's investigation were ultimately unsuccessful. 

Over more than 180 pages, special counsel Robert Mueller laid out what his team uncovered while investigating the president for possible obstruction of justice. The report says, "the President sought to use his official power outside of usual channels." But it also says those efforts failed, "largely because the persons who surrounded the President declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests."

One of the key people who didn't do what the president asked was former White House counsel Don McGahn. The report says he refused President Trump's request to get Mueller fired in June 2017, and he was willing to resign to make sure Mueller kept his job. McGahn said at the time he thought firing the special counsel would lead to a "Saturday Night Massacre."

Jeff Sessions also avoided impacting the investigation despite President Trump's direction. On multiple occasions, the president asked his then-attorney general to un-recuse himself from the special counsel's probe. 

And former FBI Director James Comey infamously rejected the president's requests to let the Michael Flynn investigation "go."

Mueller's team doesn't come to a final decision on whether or not the president's actions constitute obstruction of justice. The report says, "if we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state." But it goes on to say the report "also does not exonerate him."

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN

Investigators: Notre Dame Fire May Have Been Caused By A Short-Circuit

Newsy - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 22:22

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Prosecutors in Paris are currently investigating whether the recent fire at the historic Notre Dame Cathedral may have been caused by an electrical short-circuit.

According to CNN, a source involved in the proceedings said the potential short-circuit line of inquiry is just one of many angles currently being pursued regarding the possible cause of the blaze. And though they believe the fire was accidental, officials have not ruled out the possibility that the fire was set on purpose.

The investigation into the cause of the Notre Dame fire began Tuesday, and at least 40 employees of the cathedral have already been interviewed.

According to The Associated Press, investigators still can't enter the cathedral and search through the rubble due to safety concerns.

French President Emmanuel Macron has said that he'd like to see the historic cathedral rebuilt within five years.

Additional reporting from Reuters and Newsy affiliate CNN.

Chris Cuomo: 'I'm Not Going to Let People Say' That CNN, Establishment Media Created 'False Narrative' Around Russia

Breitbart - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 22:18
CNN host Chris Cuomo said on air Thursday that he isn't "going to let" people say that establishment media outlets, including his own, were misleading the public on the Trump-Russia story.

The 8 Things You Need To Know About The Mueller Report

Daily Wire - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 22:16
On Thursday, the long-awaited Mueller report finally dropped, like manna from the heavens to the starved mass media. The media quickly swiveled from their years-long contention that President Trump and his 2016 campaign colluded with Russia to the contention that Trump obstructed justice in order to cover his non-collusion with Russia. That will be the talking point moving forward: that the cover-up was worse than the non-crime.

Armed robber who held up gas station wearing Teenage Ninja Turtles mask

Daily Mail - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 22:11
Quentin Davis was arrested in connection with a robbery at a gas station in Louisiana on July 3. Cops found him through DNA evidence from a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mask he wore.

New Yorkers are totally unfazed by an alien subway entertainer doing wacky performance

Daily Mail - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 22:08
Video posted by Hannah Keyser showed the strange performer trying their best to gain some attention from the clearly unbothered train riders. The commuters appear to be riding a L train.

HUD drafting rule to require carbon monoxide detectors in public housing

UPI - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 22:06
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Thursday it is drafting a new rule to require carbon monoxide detectors in public housing.

Rep. Rashida Tlaib Says She ‘Feels More Palestinian In The Halls Of Congress’ Than She Does Anywhere Else

Daily Wire - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 22:06
Although her fellow freshman congresswoman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has stolen much of the headlines pertaining to serial anti-Semitism, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) has consistently also dabbled in vile anti-Israelism and oftentimes flirted with outright, unvarnished anti-Semitism.

Video: Stabbed South Carolina prisoner was 'left to die while guards ignored him for 30 MINUTES'

Daily Mail - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 22:03
Allen 'AJ' Capers, 32, is seen writhing around as he bled to death at South Carolina's Turbeville Correctional Institution on December 31, 2017 in video footage released by family's lawyer.

Black Leaders Slam Hollywood for Pushing Abortion on Black Women

Breitbart - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 22:02
A coalition of black women pro-life leaders is calling upon Hollywood elites to end their push for more abortions of black babies as the way for black women to escape poverty and abuse.

Yuma becomes first border city to declare state of emergency due to migrant releases

Hot Air - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 22:01

The number of illegal immigrants detained at the Southern border and then released in border cities has risen to the point that Yuma, Arizona became the first city to declare a state of emergency Tuesday. Mayor Douglas Nicholls delivered that message during a press conference. The U.S. Border Patrol has been releasing migrants to Yuma’s shelter system for the last few weeks.

“There’s an imminent threat of having too many migrant releases into our community, and it’s above our capacity as a community to sustain,” Nicholls said as he announced the measure Tuesday.

The Border Patrol has released more than 11,000 migrant family members at nongovernmental shelters or bus stations along the border since March 19, when it began the practice of releasing noncriminal families directly from custody with notices to appear in court “as a last resort” as apprehensions spiked.

Mayor Nicholls, a Republican elected to the office in 2014, said he hopes that by declaring a state of emergency more border cities will follow his lead and then the cities can band together for more federal aid. Yuma is a city with a population of about 100,000. Their shelters and facilities are at capacity. Yuma is not a sanctuary city and there are no sanctuary cities in Arizona.

Purpose of the emergency declaration is to request resources to prevent humanitarian crisis. Full statement: https://t.co/rEsq1HtFhS pic.twitter.com/6MADg316Hy

— City of Yuma (@cityofyuma) April 17, 2019

The mayor said that U.S. Border Patrol agents have released 1,300 migrants in Yuma in the past three weeks. The only shelter in the city is a former Salvation Army store with a capacity of 200. The city has no way of accommodating shelter for them. He’s concerned about the safety of his city’s citizens and of the migrants, too.

“I had to do something to change the discussion and to change the posture, to get more resources or get the situation resolved in one manner or another,” he said.

Without help from the federal government, Mr. Nicholls said he worried that there could be a “catastrophic situation” with migrants left to wander the desert city with no help as summer temperatures start to rise. The high temperature for Friday is predicted to be 100 degrees.

The process of declaring a state of emergency is that a governor requests the declaration of the president. So, in this case, Mayor Nicholls will send his declaration to Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. Ducey said he’ll review the declaration once he receives it. However, it isn’t looking very hopeful for Mayor Nicholls. Ducey said he thinks it is the responsibility of Congress to handle the immigration crisis, not the White House.

Border cities are desperate for help. The Border Patrol has no ability to continue to hold migrants at the border because their shelters are full. Democrats raised a stink over a makeshift shelter under a bridge in El Paso that provided shelter in tents so it was shut down. There is no sign of relief in sight. The caravans from Central America continue to travel to the U.S. border and the policy of catch and release is once again in effect.

Meanwhile, border cities like Yuma are left to cope with a situation caused by no fault of their own. Mayor Nicholls points out that larger cities use non-profit networks to cope with the influx of those needing shelter and provisions.

Federal immigration authorities have said they are working with local nonprofit agencies to house and care for migrants after their release and before the move on to the interior of the country. Shelters in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas have been frequently full for months, with newly arriving migrants immediately replacing those departing.

Mayor Nicholls made the first move to ask for emergency aid. It’s a reasonable request. Even if Congress acted overnight (it won’t) the situation will be with us for the near future. Something has to be done to help border cities and towns. Setting free those asking for asylum or being detained for illegally entering the country with the requirement of appearing in court at a later date has failed.

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California murder prompts Amber Alert for missing 15-year-old girl

Daily Mail - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 21:57
An Amber Alert has been issued for 15-year-old Alora Benitez of California on Thursday, after she was last seen on Wednesday with her mother and a man who are both suspects in a murder.

Chuck Todd Claims Trump, Barr 'Neutered the Impact' of Mueller Report

Breitbart - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 21:49
NBC Meet the Press host Chuck Todd claimed Thursday that President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr "successfully neutered the impact of the Mueller report politically" following the Justice Department's release of a summary of the investigation's findings. 

Immigrants drive population growth in 10% of America's counties

Daily Mail - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 21:48
Immigrants were responsible for 48 percent of population growth in America in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 – up 13 points compared to 35 percent in fiscal year 2011, U.S. Census data shows.

Watch as MSNBC Host Chris Matthews Makes a Complete Fool of Himself in Meltdown Over Mueller Report

Federalist Papers - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 21:47

Chris Matthews is definitely not happy about the findings of the Mueller Report, which was released late this morning. Unsatisfied with the report’s findings of “no collusion” and “no obstruction,” Matthews is now openly calling for Trump’s impeachment. Because why the heck not? From The Washington Free Beacon: MSNBC host Chris Matthews argued the way…

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NY Times Releases Bizarre Sandy Hook 2nd Shooter Story

Info Wars - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 21:45
Man wearing camo pants handcuffed by police and dragged out of the woods?

Ann Coulter: I Would Vote For Bernie Sanders If He Changed Immigration Policy

Daily Wire - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 21:42
Ann Coulter has taken her anti-immigration stance to a whole new level. Now, the former Trump enthusiast says that she would be willing to vote for socialist Bernie Sanders if he were to take a hardline stance on immigration.

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