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Trump Rips Media For Ignoring Angel Families Killed By Immigrants
President Trump on Friday blasted what he described as a media double standard on immigration, as he honored families whose loved ones were killed by illegal immigrants and accused the press of ignoring them to focus on the plight of migrants caught crossing the border. After a week of saturation coverage on illegal immigrant parents separated from their children -- a policy Trump reversed under public and political pressure -- the president stressed that so-called Angel Families have been “permanently separated.” Fox
VOA VIEW: The liberal media is America's biggest and worst enemy.

Non-Profit Faces Questions Over Big Money, Involved In Immigrant Kids' Housing
As debate continues over the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy, questions are being asked about a non-profit group that has collected huge amounts of government money to house and care for thousands of immigrant children being held in the system. Texas-based Southwest Key Programs has taken in roughly $1 billion in federal contracts since the Obama administration, and is expected to receive about $500 million this year to house and provide services for immigrant children, according to reports. Fox
VOA VIEW: Total madness.

Trump Killed Immigration Bill With 1 Tweet
On Friday morning, President Donald Trump ended all that with a tweet. "Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in November," Trump tweeted. "Dems are just playing games, have no intention of doing anything to solves this decades old problem. We can pass great legislation after the Red Wave!" CNN
VOA VIEW: A very smart plan.

There's Nearly A Nixon '74 Level Of Public Support For Impeaching Trump
There is a truly remarkable number in the most recent CNN poll, conducted by SSRS and out this morning. In it, 42% of Americans say President Donald Trump should be impeached and removed from office. What makes it remarkable is that he's on par with President Richard Nixon, who 43% of Americans said should be impeached and removed from office in a March 1974 Harris poll. That was after the scale of Watergate came to light, but months before the House started to move against Nixon, who would go on to resign in August 1974 rather than be impeached. CNN
VOA VIEW: CNN will look more idiotic than they did in 2016.


The Art Of The Deal: Why Trump Doesn't Want An Immigration Bill
His plan to build a border wall to keep Latin American immigrants out of the U.S. was the signature promise of his 2016 campaign. He peppers his political rallies with red-meat lines, like the assurance that his administration will be "sending them the hell back." And on Friday, when he tried to end the already-fading House GOP leadership hopes of passing an immigration overhaul bill next week, he did it in starkly political terms. NBC
VOA VIEW: Dumb liberal media propaganda.

'Abolish ICE'-The New Rallying Cry For Democrats
Fueled by outrage over the Trump administration's immigration policies, a small but growing number of progressive Democratic candidates are signing onto a nascent effort to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). It’s a radical idea and one that was confined to the fringes just months ago in a party that has historically balanced calls for better treatment of migrants with support for stronger border security and enforcement. NBC

Supreme Court: Warrant Needed For Tracking Cellphones
In a significant win for privacy advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday police must have a court order to be able to track a user's cellphone records. The high court said in a 5-4 decision police departments nationwide must obtain a warrant to gain access to cellphone data. Chief Justice John Roberts was joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan in the majority. Justice Anthony Kennedy dissented with the court's three other conservatives. UPI
VOA VIEW: Roberts is becoming a conservative disappointment.

North, South Korea Talk Reuniting Families Split By War
Representatives of North and South Korea met at a resort in the North's Mount Kumkang on Friday to discuss plans for a reunion of family members separated during the Korean War. The Friday meeting will discuss details of the upcoming reunion event, including a date, logistics and confirming whether separated family members are still alive, Yonhap reported. UPI


Trump Threatens 20 Percent US Tariff On EU Car Imports
“If these Tariffs and Barriers are not soon broken down and removed, we will be placing a 20% Tariff on all of their cars coming into the U.S. Build them here!” Trump wrote on Twitter Friday. Trump’s tweet on autos came after EU reprisals against his tariffs on European steel and aluminum. The EU targeted more than $3 billion in American goods exported to the 28-member European Union. Reuters
VOA VIEW: The EU will lose a trade war with the US.

Nikki Haley Attacks UN Report On US Poverty Under Trump
Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, has launched a scathing attack on the UN monitor on extreme poverty, dismissing his recent report on America that accuses Donald Trump of cruelly forcing millions of citizens into deprivation as “misleading and politically motivated”. Haley, the former Republican governor of South Carolina, said she was “deeply disappointed” that the UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, had “categorically misstated the progress the United States has made in addressing poverty … in [his] biased reporting”. Guardian
VOA VIEW: Garbage report.

D.C. Sniper Lee Malvo To Get New Sentencing Hearings
More than a decade and a half after a weeks-long sniper rampage paralyzed the region around Washington, D.C., one of its two perpetrators is likely to get new sentencing hearings. An appeals court in Virginia confirmed Thursday that several of Lee Boyd Malvo's life sentences without parole must be vacated. Malvo is serving time in prison for his role in the mysterious killings that left 10 people dead in the District of Columbia's surrounding suburbs in 2002. Malvo, who was 17 years old at the time of the attacks, was tried as a juvenile and given life imprisonment 10 times over — with four life sentences in Virginia and six in Maryland. NPR

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Evangelicals Back Self Styled Top US Pimp
He styles himself as America’s best-known pimp, a strip-club owner who runs multiple brothels and looks set to win a seat as a Republican in the Nevada legislature with the blessing of many conservative Christian voters. Meet Dennis Hof, whose political rise reflects fundamental changes in electoral norms that have roiled the Republican Party and upended American politics during the era of President Donald Trump. “This really is the Trump movement,” Hof, 71, told Reuters in an interview at Moonlite BunnyRanch, his brothel near Carson City in northern Nevada that was featured on the HBO reality television series “Cathouse.” Reuters

White House: North Korea Still A Threat To Us
The White House said Friday that North Korea remained an “unusual and extraordinary threat” to the US just days after President Trump declared that the rogue regime “is no longer a nuclear threat.” The Trump administration issued what was a routine notice to Congress describing the threat to justify keeping sanctions on North Korea in place. “The existence and risk of proliferation of weapons-usable fissile material on the Korean Peninsula and the actions and policies of the Government of North Korea continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States,” the notice said. NY Post

WikiLeaks Shares Personal Information Of ICE Agents
WikiLeaks published online more than 9,000 names of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees, amid mounting criticism of the agency’s separation of migrant families. The Julian Assange-founded nonprofit said its latest information dump — called ICEPatrol — was important for “increasing accountability.” “ICEPatrol is an important public resource for understanding ICE programs and increasing accountability, especially in light of the actions taken by ICE lately, such as the separation of children and parents at the US border,” WikiLeaks tweeted. NY Post


How The Online Sales Tax Ruling Will Affect Consumers
The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Thursday to allow states to collect sales tax from online and out-of-state retailers. Why it matters: As the U.S. tries to catch up with digital companies that operate without a physical presence, the ruling allowing states to tax e-commerce providers outside their state borders has created an extra hurdle for companies handling online transactions. The ruling may prompt Congress to introduce new legislation for an overhaul on unifying e-commerce for all 50 states. Axios

Stormy Daniels' Attorney Says He's Representing ICE Whistleblowers
The Orange County, Calif., attorney representing adult-film actress Stormy Daniels in her case regarding a payoff from Trump "fixer" Michael Cohen said today that he's now representing whistleblowers from within Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Michael Avenatti flew to Arizona this week, where he told reporters that he's representing five migrant children who had been separated from their families. PJ Media
VOA VIEW: Any Avenatti client is as idiotic as he is.

How Judicial Watch Uncovered Hillary's Private Emails
Almost all of the scandals discovered during the Obama administration, including the existence of Hillary Clinton’s secret email server was discovered by Judicial Watch. So what happened to investigative journalism from the mainstream media? And what happened to transparency? Find out, and find out just how many Freedom of Information Act requests Judicial Watch files and what it takes to get answers from our government. Daily Caller

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Trump Jokes That Murder Victim Is ‘Tom Selleck, Except Better Looking’
As his administration faces widespread criticism for its treatment of migrant families, President Trump addressed the issue of immigration at the White House today. He brought along “Angel Families” — people whose relatives were killed by undocumented immigrants — and derided the media, Democrats, and people who are “weak on immigration” for ignoring their stories of “permanent separation.” The Cut

Trump Dumps Obama Effort To Prevent Oil Spills
It is often useful to think of the Trump administration’s policy initiatives, such as they are, as a compromise between his party’s conventional conservative-business preoccupations and the “populist” impulse associated with MAGA and the president’s distinctive following. Sometimes he gives the business community and anti-government zealots tax cuts, and sometimes he gives the people at his rallies immigration savagery and trade wars. NY Mag

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