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April 8, 2017
CHERYL K. CHUMLEY — President Donald Trump scored a big win Friday when Republicans in the Senate, despite the desperate wailings and push-back of Democrats, confirmed Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court This is Trump's biggest victory to date -- one that sends Democrats, tails tucked, back to their base for, no doubt, some panic-fueled fundraising.... (more)


April 7, 2017
FOX NEWS — The Senate confirmed Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court on Friday, filling the critical ninth seat that has been vacant for over a year and capping a tumultuous debate that saw Republicans overhaul the way the chamber operates in order to overcome what they described as an unprecedented Democratic filibuster. The 54-45 vote, in which three Democrats crossed party lines to support the appeals court justice, is expected to restore a 5-4 conservative tilt on the bench.... (more)


April 7, 2017
NBC NEWS — The United States fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Syria overnight in response to what it believes was a chemical weapons attack that killed more than 100 people.... (more)


April 7, 2017
DAILY MAIL — Donald Trump unleashed his Tomahawk barrage on one of al-Assad's key bases from the sea to avoid upsetting allies and using the huge US military arsenal built up off the coast of Syria. The US President last night fired 59 missiles at al-Shayrat military airfield near Homs overnight in retaliation for the Syrian leader's horrific chemical weapons attack on Idlib.... (more)


April 7, 2017
THE HILL — Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Thursday night that President Trump needs congressional authorization for military action in Syria after Trump ordered an airstrike in retaliation for a deadly chemical attack earlier this week.... (more)


April 7, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — The fact-check website PolitiFact is reversing course on a 2014 ruling that said then-Secretary of State John Kerry was "mostly true" in stating that "100 percent" of chemical weapons had been removed in Syria.... (more)


April 7, 2017
POLITICO — In the weeks following her father's inauguration, Ivanka Trump quietly reached out to the president of Planned Parenthood seeking common ground on the contentious issue of abortion.... (more)


April 7, 2017
CHELSEA SCHILLING — A stunning Vogue cover model has been murdered by Muslim extremists in Bangladesh because she didn't wear Islamic clothing, her family says.... (more)


April 7, 2017
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER — For euphemism, dissimulation, and outright hypocrisy, there is nothing quite as entertaining as the periodic Senate dust-ups over Supreme Court appointments and the filibuster. The arguments for and against the filibuster are so well known to both parties as to be practically memorized. Both nonetheless argue their case with great shows of passion and conviction. Then shamelessly switch sides -- and scripts -- depending on the ideology of the nominee.... (more)


April 6, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — Republicans triggered the "nuclear option" Thursday, changing the filibuster rules and paving the way for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's first Supreme Court pick, to be approved later this week.... (more)


April 6, 2017
NEW YORK TIMES — For the first 10 weeks of President Trump's administration, no adviser loomed larger in the public imagination than Stephen K. Bannon, the raw and rumpled former chairman of Breitbart News who considers himself a "virulently anti-establishment" revolutionary out to destroy the "administrative state."... (more)


April 6, 2017
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — On Tuesday, in a National Review Online column, I contended that the reported involvement of former national-security adviser Susan Rice in the unmasking of Trump officials appears to be a major scandal -- it suggests that the Obama White House, of which she was a high-ranking staffer, abused the power to collect intelligence on foreign targets, by using it to spy on the opposition party and its presidential candidate.... (more)


April 6, 2017
WASHINGTON TIMES — Congress's top tax expert led Republicans Wednesday in demanding President Trump fire IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, saying the tax agency cannot be repaired as long as he's at the helm. "Trust in the IRS is hitting rock-bottom," the Republicans, led by Rep. Kevin Brady, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, said in a letter calling on Mr. Trump to take action.... (more)


April 6, 2017
KATHERINE TIMPF — On Tuesday, the Boston Globe published an article examining Melania Trump's official White House photo, and promoted it with a tweet asking: "So what's with the crossed arms?"... (more)


April 6, 2017
WASHINGTON EXAMINER — The world's Muslim population grew much faster than Christians over the past five years, and their births will outnumber those of Christian moms for the first time in 2030, signaling a tremendous global religious shift, according to a new survey.... (more)


April 5, 2017
CLIFF KINCAID — A very disturbing report has come out from Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Fox News that Hillary Clinton and six top staffers kept their Top Secret and/or Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) clearances after she left her Secretary of State position in 2013. And they also kept their physical access to TS/SCI facilities and databases, which required those TS/SCI clearances, possibly up through the 2016 election and beyond.... (more)


April 5, 2017
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — The thing to bear in mind is that the White House does not do investigations. Not criminal investigations, not intelligence investigations. Remember that.... (more)


April 5, 2017
GARTH KANT — At the very least, Susan Rice lied about what she did, what she knew and when she knew it. That is by her own admission. The question is, how big a lie was it?... (more)


April 5, 2017
NEWSMAX — Seeing former national security adviser Susan Rice's name in headlines is nothing new, said Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., who dubbed her "the Typhoid Mary of the Obama administration foreign policy," for her central role in several scandals.... (more)


April 5, 2017
WORLDNETDAILY — When Fox News revealed that it was Susan Rice who "unmasked" the identity of incoming Trump officials in surveillance data gathered by U.S. intelligence agents, it surprised no one.... (more)


April 5, 2017
CHARLES HURT — Well, that explains the deafening silence from President Obama. All these months, it turns out, it was his right-hand hatchet gal and exposed serial prevaricator Susan Rice who was behind the scenes in his administration working all the levers of the most powerful espionage machine on planet Earth to spy on Mr. Obama's political enemies.... (more)


April 5, 2017
ART MOORE — The reactions in Washington to the revelation that former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice sought to unmask the identities of Americans connected with President Trump's campaign and transition who were mentioned in foreign surveillance intelligence reports predictably has fallen largely along partisan lines.... (more)


April 5, 2017
NEWSMAX — If former President Barack Obama ordered or knew about names of incoming President Donald Trump's transition staff being unmasked after they were gathered during surveillance activities, that is a "big deal," Sen. Rand Paul said Tuesday.... (more)


April 5, 2017
BYRON YORK — Tuesday brought a much-anticipated chance to hear Susan Rice address reports she requested the "unmasking" of what might be called Trump persons caught in U.S. intelligence intercepts. The only problem was, Rice did not address reports she requested the unmasking of Trump persons caught in U.S. intelligence intercepts.... (more)


April 5, 2017
TIMOTHY P. CARNEY — After the healthcare repeal bill failed, House Speaker Paul Ryan said he was proud of the bill and of the "long, inclusive, member-driven process that we had." Freedom Caucus members chafed at this characterization.... (more)