Woman swept up in massive cocaine bust in L.A. now faces deportation, spurring protests and anger (Los Angeles Times)
Los Angeles Times:
Woman swept up in massive cocaine bust in L.A. now faces deportation, spurring protests and anger — Protesters outside the downtown Los Angeles federal building form a protective ring around Claudia Rueda, the daughter of Teresa Vidal-Jaime, who was detained Monday and awaits deportation.
Bail increased for veteran, soldier accused in execution of veteran's PTSD therapy dog (Monica Vendituoli/The Fayetteville ...)
Monica Vendituoli / The Fayetteville Observer:
Bail increased for veteran, soldier accused in execution of veteran's PTSD therapy dog — Marinna Rollins told her Facebook friends on April 17 that she found a new home for her PTSD therapy dog, Cam. — Instead, she and her boyfriend, soldier Jarren Heng, are accused of shooting Cam multiple times with a rifle execution-style.
Tommy Tomlinson / Esquire:
REVEREND RESISTANCE — AFTER A ROUSING SPEECH AT LAST SUMMER'S DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION, REV. WILLIAM BARBER II MIGHT HAVE BECOME THE PRESIDENT'S PASTOR. INSTEAD, HE'S NOW THE FACE OF A PROGRESSIVE CHRISTIAN PROTEST MOVEMENT THAT'S TAKING ITS FIGHT FROM NORTH CAROLINA TO THE WHITE HOUSE.
EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Aides Threatened Prime Minister's Son With IRS Audit (Richard Pollock/The Daily Caller)
Richard Pollock / The Daily Caller:
EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Aides Threatened Prime Minister's Son With IRS Audit — Hillary Clinton's Department of State aides threatened a South Asian prime minister's son with an IRS audit in an attempt to stop a Bangladesh government investigation of a close friend and donor of Clinton's …
Jon Gambrell / Associated Press:
US Navy fires warning flare at Iran vessel in Persian Gulf — DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer fired a warning flare toward an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel coming near it in the Persian Gulf, an American official said on Wednesday, the latest tense naval encounter between the two countries.
Ann Coulter cancels her speech at UC Berkeley — Conservative commentator Ann Coulter has canceled her speech planned for this week at the University of California's Berkeley campus after a dispute with school officials, who feared violent protests, over whether a safe venue could be found.
Josh Dawsey / Politico:
Republicans finalize new Obamacare repeal proposal — The White House, top House conservatives and a key moderate Republican have finalized a new Obamacare repeal and replace plan they hope will break a month-long logjam on a key priority for President Donald Trump.
Andrea Ruth / RedState:
Watch: Joe Scarborough Tells Mika What We All Wish We Could — MSNBC's Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski is arguably the most condescendingly smug spoiled brat on television. And if the words that come out of her mouth aren't bad enough, her affect is 100 percent Elite Leftist Snob.
It Could Be Worse - The first 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency ... (Ross Douthat/New York Times)
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
It Could Be Worse — The first 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency have not been exactly what you could call successful, by the standards that one would normally use to judge such things. No significant legislation has passed Congress, and indeed it has become painfully clear …
Chris Cillizza / CNN:
A federal judge just handed President Trump a gift on sanctuary cities — (CNN)A ruling from a federal district judge invalidating President Trump's attempt to restrict federal money for sanctuary cities is a policy setback for his Administration. But it is also a huge political gift.
Kaiser Health Tracking Poll - Late April 2017: The Future of the ACA and Health Care & the Budget (The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation)
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation:
Kaiser Health Tracking Poll - Late April 2017: The Future of the ACA and Health Care & the Budget — Ashley Kirzinger, Bianca DiJulio, Elise Sugarman, and Mollyann Brodie — KEY FINDINGS: — President Trump recently said he may stop payments for the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) …
Ryan: New Amendment To Obamacare Repeal 'Helps Us Get To Consensus' (Caitlin MacNeal/Talking Points Memo)
Caitlin MacNeal / Talking Points Memo:
Ryan: New Amendment To Obamacare Repeal ‘Helps Us Get To Consensus’ — House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Wednesday indicated that a new proposed amendment to the House bill to repeal and replace Obamacare has brought more Republicans on board with the plan.
Rebecca Ford / Hollywood Reporter:
Jeff Goldblum Joins ‘Jurassic World’ Sequel (Exclusive) — Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are returning for the follow-up, which will be directed by J.A. Bayona. — Jeff Goldblum is returning to the land of dinosaurs. — The actor, who co-starred in 1993's Jurassic Park and 1997's The Lost World …
Samantha Bee Interviewed by Lena Dunham on Trump, Trolls and Comedy's Fraught New Normal (Lena Dunham/Hollywood Reporter)
Lena Dunham / Hollywood Reporter:
Samantha Bee Interviewed by Lena Dunham on Trump, Trolls and Comedy's Fraught New Normal — Late night's queen of the Trump takedown gets grilled by the ‘Girls’ mastermind on her White House Correspondents' Dinner special and the “raging negativity” of politics: “Every time I turn my phone off something terrible happens in the world.”
More lawsuits aimed at Fox News - this time alleging racial discrimination (Katie Mettler/Washington Post)
Katie Mettler / Washington Post:
More lawsuits aimed at Fox News — this time alleging racial discrimination — The alleged exploits of some of Fox News' most prominent men have cast the channel as a hostile work environment for women in the last year and, just this month, caused an advertising and public relations nightmare for executives.
David Nather / Axios:
Trump administration won't promise to keep making insurer payments — The Affordable Care Act insurer payments are in trouble again, as Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney is reportedly not promising that the Trump administration will make the payments next month.
Eli Yokley / Morning Consult:
Trump's Border Wall Is Lowest Priority in Funding Talks, Voters Say — The prospect of a government shutdown appears less likely after President Donald Trump dropped his demand to include funding for a proposed border wall with Mexico in must-pass spending legislation, and a new Morning …
Kim readies for war: North Korean leader salutes as his army fires rockets and torpedoes ... (Daily Mail)
Kim readies for war: North Korean leader salutes as his army fires rockets and torpedoes at mock enemy warships during country's ‘largest ever’ live-fire artillery drills — North Korea marked military anniversary with the country's ‘largest ever’ live-fire artillery drills on Tuesday
Terence P. Jeffrey / CNSNews:
Will GOP Fund Planned Parenthood But Not Border Wall? … When Donald Trump stood in the lobby of Trump Tower on June 16, 2015 and announced he was running for president, he told all who listened to “mark” his words. — “I would do various things very quickly,” Trump said.
John Irish / Reuters:
French intelligence says Assad forces carried out sarin attack — French intelligence has concluded that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad carried out a sarin nerve gas attack on April 4 in northern Syria and that Assad or members of his inner circle ordered the strike, a declassified report showed.