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Chelsea Clinton-Exactly Right About Trump?
Chelsea Clinton is being wrongly attacked on social media for speaking the truth. In an in-depth interview with The Guardian, the former first daughter said of Trump's planned visit to the United Kingdom, scheduled for July: "If I lived in Britain I would show up to protest, because I don't agree with what he's doing to degrade what it means to be an American." Then came Fox News -- and even media outlets not on the right -- taking her quote out of context, with headlines blaring: "Chelsea Clinton says Trump 'degrades what it means to be an American.'" CNN
VOA VIEW: Chelsea and CNN are anti America losers.

Border Patrol Changes Account Of Migrant Woman's Killing
The family of the young Guatemalan woman shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent last week said they want their daughter’s body returned to them and for the man who killed her to be held accountable. Claudia Patricia Gómez González, 19, was killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent on Wednesday near the Mexican border in Rio Bravo, Texas, about 10 miles south of Laredo. NBC

Fired Up Trump, Dozens Of Obama Alums Launch Bids For Office
Civil rights attorney Colin Allred left his job at the Department of Housing and Urban Development in January 2017 deeply concerned about the incoming Trump administration. Back home in the Dallas-area district where he grew up, he decided to heed the words of the president he had served: If you're unhappy with your elected officials, run for office yourself. NBC
VOA VIEW: The so-called Obana alums will lose.

George H.W. Bush Hospitalized
Former President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized on Sunday after experiencing low blood pressure and fatigue, a spokesman said. Bush's spokesman, Jim McGrath, shared a tweet stating the 93-year-old Bush was taken to a hospital in Maine, where he is expected to remain for a few days for evaluation. UPI

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Gulf Coast Braces For Impact As Alberto Threatens Flash Floods
The first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season intensified Sunday off the west coast of Florida, as the threat of rain and rough surf kept some vacationers off beaches along the eastern Gulf Coast during the busy Memorial Day Weekend. The National Hurricane Center said in its 5 p.m. ET advisory that Subtropical Storm Alberto now has top sustained winds of 50 mph, and is located about 165 miles west of Tampa, moving north-northwest at 12mph. Fox
VOA VIEW: Bad, but it could have been worse.

Trump: US Team In North Korea Arranging For The Summit
President Trump said Sunday that U.S. officials had arrived in North Korea “for the Summit between Kim Jong Un and myself,” in perhaps the strongest indication that the much-anticipated meeting could be back on. “Our United States team has arrived in North Korea to make arrangements for the Summit between Kim Jong Un and myself. I truly believe North Korea has brilliant potential and will be a great economic and financial Nation one day. Kim Jong Un agrees with me on this. Fox

Gas Prices Are Soaring. These Places Are Hit Hardest
The sharpest price hikes have hit the Midwest. Over the past month, the average price per gallon of gas in Michigan has shot up 32 cents, more than any other state. Its statewide average recently hit $3.15, according to data from GasBuddy, a platform that tracks real-time prices at stations across the country. North Dakota's gas is $2.96 on average, about 29 cents higher than a month ago. And Wisconsin's gas hit $2.94 per gallon, a 28 cent increase. Wyoming, Minnesota and Ohio round out the top six. CNN Money
VOA VIEW: Why!

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China Sends Warning To 2 US Navy Shipps In South China Sea
China announced Sunday it sent warships to challenge two U.S. Navy vessels that sailed through disputed waters in the South China Sea. The Chinese confronted the two ships -- the Higgins destroyer and the Antietam cruiser -- and ordered them to leave as they sailed within 12 nautical miles of the Paracel Islands, an archipelago in the waters over which Beijing claims total sovereignty. UPI
VOA VIEW: China best not overload is a.. .

Senator Flake: Trump's 'Spygate' Is A Diversion Tactic
Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Flake, who has not ruled out running against Donald Trump for the White House, on Sunday criticized as a “diversion tactic” the president’s unsubstantiated allegation last week of an FBI “spy” being planted in his election campaign. Flake’s comments, on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” put him again at the forefront of very few Republican lawmakers willing to openly challenge Trump over his attacks on law enforcement officials who are investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and possible collusion by the Trump campaign. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Flake is a flake.

Italy's President Calls In Former IMF Official Amid Political Turmoil
Italy’s president is expected to ask a former International Monetary Fund official on Monday to head a stopgap government amidst political and constitutional turmoil, with early elections looking inevitable. President Sergio Mattarella has called in Carlo Cottarelli after two anti-establishment parties angrily abandoned their plans to form a coalition in the face of a veto from the head of state over their choice of economy minister. Reuters

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Trump Tweets That Russia Probe Destroyed, Devastated Lives
President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that the investigation into Russia’s election interference has “destroyed” and “devastated” lives as he continued his assault on special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. “Who’s going to give back the young and beautiful lives (and others) that have been devastated and destroyed by the phony Russia Collusion Witch Hunt?” Trump said on Twitter Sunday morning. “They journeyed down to Washington, D.C., with stars in their eyes and wanting to help our nation. . . . They went back home in tatters!” Newsday
VOA VIEW: Sad, but true.

More Than $55K Raised For Teacher Who Stopped Shooter
An online fundraiser has surpassed its $55,000 goal for a suburban Indianapolis teacher who was shot while tackling an armed student. A local high school student launched the GoFundMe effort for science teacher Jason Seaman. Officials say the 29-year-old former college football player was shot three times Friday as he tackled the shooter inside his classroom at Noblesville West Middle School. Newsday

Trump's Moves May Mark A New Era Of The Celebrity Pardon
When President Trump granted a posthumous pardon to legendary boxer Jack Johnson Thursday, he showed, once again, that he is willing to use his clemency authority in high-profile cases. Trump has issued four pardons in his first 16 months as president, including the one for Johnson. Each of these pardons involved public figures or cases that received media attention — from former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio to I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Jr. NPR

Trump: June 12 Summit Plan 'Hasn't Changed'; Kim: Still Committed
President Donald Trump said a plan for a June 12 summit in Singapore with Kim Jong Un "hasn't changed" and the North Korean leader reiterated his commitment to the historic meeting. South Korean President Moon Jae-in, after meeting Saturday with the regime leader, told reporters Sunday "that Chairman Kim and I have agreed that the June 12 summit should be held successfully, and that our quest for the Korean peninsula's denuclearisation and a perpetual peace regime should not be halted." UPI

Kremlin: Permanent US Military Presence In Poland Bad For Security
The Kremlin said on Monday that gradual NATO military expansion towards its borders did not improve security or stability in Europe as it commented on media reports Poland is seeking to secure a permanent U.S. military presence on its territory. “When we see the gradual expansion of NATO military structures towards our borders..., this of course in no way creates security and stability on the continent,” Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call on Monday. Reuters

On 'White Fear Being Weaponized' And How To Respond
Since the arrests of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks in April, several more instances have been documented of mostly white people calling the police on people of color for various reasons, none involving breaking the law — like sleeping in a dorm's common room, shopping, leaving an Airbnb or golfing too slowly. Starbucks is responding to the incident at its store by closing all of the chain's more than 8,000 locations around the country for some of the day on May 29 for racial bias training. NPR
VOA VIEW: Starbucks has regrettably overreacted.

Harvey Weinstein's Accusers Will Face Him On Stand, Just Like Cosby
Manhattan prosecutors are ripping a page out of the Cosby-trial playbook in their case against Harvey Weinstein — by attempting to call as many of his accusers as possible to the stand, law-enforcement sources told The Post. “They want to do it like Cosby, have as many people testify just to paint the picture,” a source said. Bill Cosby, who was found guilty of sexual assault in April, was initially spared conviction by a hung jury at his first trial, where only one accuser, the woman pressing charges, was allowed to testify. But a judge changed the rules at the retrial, and five more women testified against the 80-year-old comedian, helping seal his conviction. NY Post

Top Iranian Official And John Kerry Meeting Partner, Caught Chanting ‘Death To America’
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, a key architect of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, was caught on camera chanting “Death to America,” “Death to Britain” and “Death to Israel,” Israeli outlet Ynetnews reported on Saturday. Zarif participated in the violent chants on Thursday after Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivered a speech in Tehran, according to Ynetnews. Zarif’s call for the destruction of America came less than two months after he secretly met with former Secretary of State John Kerry in mid-April to try and save the Iran nuclear deal. Daily Caller
VOA VIEW: It clearly proves Trump did right.

Trump's His Own Good Cop/Bad Cop—And That's Good
One of the many constant criticisms of Donald Trump is that he has no “official” foreign policy, no codified theory explaining his endless ad hoc global initiatives.  That is correct as far it goes.  But is it a bad thing?  Official foreign policies have value if you’re a graduate student in international relations or are earning a stipend at a think tank, but for presidents not so much. They have to read a constantly changing landscape and be nimble, unhampered by rigid concepts or yesterday's ideologies. PJ Media

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Danica Patrick's Career Ends With Crash At Indy 500
In the last race of her career, Danica Patrick crashed as she came out of Turn 2 in the Indianapolis 500. During lap 68 of the race, Patrick lost control and hit the outer wall before sliding across the track, hitting the interior wall, and finally coming to a stop on the grass, the AP reports. Patrick was able to lift herself out of the car and walked away from the crash. She was re
'Surrender Your Firearms Within 24 Hours or Be Shot'
I am reading a fascinating book by Stephen P. Halbrook from the Independent Institute called Gun Control in Nazi Occupied-France: Tyranny and Resistance.  The book describes the history of how the registration of firearms by the French government before World War II made it easier for the Nazis to disarm the French people: PJ Media

Clapper Answers Why Trump Campaign Wasn’t Alerted To Russian Effort
During an interview with Dana Bash on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Clapper seemed to argue that the Russian threat “had [not] reached the point” where the FBI would alert the campaign, but apparently had reached the point where the FBI would send in an informant. Daily Caller
VOA VIEW: Clapper and those of his ilk did not believe that Trump would win - they got caught dirty.

59% Of Americans Know Mueller Probe Is A Far Left Witch Hunt
The only collusion with Russia was the the Clinton campaign, Fusion GPS, and Russian operatives. And yet the Democrats and their media have made the country suffer through their mental breakdown for a year-and-a-half now since Hillary got shellacked in the election. Gateway Pundit

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Louis Farrakhan Issues Sunday Call For An End To White Men
Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, called for an end to white men on Sunday morning, saying that their “nature is not in harmony with the nature of God.” Farrakhan went on to claim that white men had squandered the time God gave them to rule, alleging that they had chosen not to rule with righteousness, truth, justice, or fairness. Daily Caller
VOA VIEW: Farrakhan is nuts.

Muslim Running For Congress Sides With Trump
A Muslim running for Congress in California said he backs President Trump’s policies on immigration and terrorism, and condemns groups such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations, because they pose a threat to the nation’s security. WND

Trump Claims Aide Who Gave Official White House Briefing Does Not Exist
President Trump’s dual obsession with lying and ridiculing the media reached a new level of lunacy on Saturday when he claimed that one of his White House aides did not exist in an attempt to discredit a news report based on what the aide had said to dozens of reporters during an officially sanctioned press briefing. NY Mag

Trump: Obama Didn't Act On 'So Called' Meddling Because He Thought Hillary Would Win
President Trump on Sunday blasted former President Obama and his former political rival, Hillary Clinton, claiming Obama “did nothing” to stop the so-called Russian Meddling ahead of the 2016 election. The president’s remarks came several hours after he lashed out at special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe on the social media platform. Fox
VOA VIEW:  Obama is a bum.

Newt Gingrich: Why The Mueller Probe Is Really Five Scandals, Not One
'The scandal is so big, so complex, and involves so many people with power that codifying it really required me to draw from my experience writing novels. There are so many egos and there is so much manipulative behavior, dishonesty (and dishonesty about the dishonesty) that it is very difficult to explain it as a straightforward history. It could be more easily explained as a narrative of ambition, illegality and criminal plotting.' Fox News

Alberto Making A Turn To The Northwest
The latest information is in and Subtropical Storm Alberto has strengthened 65 mph as it continues to move to the northwest. Tropical Storm Warnings cover a vast area of the Gulf Coast states. Locations near and east of the storm will be drenched by as much as 10" of rain, along with the risk of seeing some isolated tornadoes. The general model consensus on the forecast track puts the storm on land in the Florida panhandle on Memorial Day, although a slight east movement has been picked up by the models. WJCL

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Heads Will Roll Under Second Special Counsel Investigation
A resolution led by Republican Congressman Lee Zeldan called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to revisit the appointment of a second special counsel. Time has set the record straight and the laundry list of wrongdoing sits firmly with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. InfoWars

Mayor Who Honored Stormy Daniels Settled $500,000 Sexual Harassment Claim In 2016
A former aide to West Hollywood City Councilman John Duran who sued the city and his boss alleging sexual harassment and wrongful punishment is set to receive $500,000 after settling with both parties earlier this month, according to the agreement obtained by The Times. Under the terms of the settlement with former City Council deputy Ian Owens, Duran and the city admitted no wrongdoing. InfoWars
VOA VIEW: Total madness.of her abusive, gun-toting boyfriend by passing a note to an unlikely rescuer — a worker at her dog’s veterinary office, authorities said. After enduring two days of beatings and gunpoint threats at the hands of convicted felon Jeremy Floyd inside their DeLand home, battered Carolyn Reichle finally convinced him to let her bring their dog to the vet, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. NY Post

Giuliani: Firing Mueller Would Look Too Much Like Watergate
President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Sunday said the White House won’t start firing people to kill special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation because it would raise parallels to “Watergate” and accused the FBI of criminal behavior. “The president’s not going to fire them because that would be playing into the hands, of playing the victim, Watergate,” Giuliani said on “Fox News Sunday.” “They’re the Watergate. They’re the people who have committed the crimes.” NY Post
VOA VIEW: It's better to let Mueller feel and act like the fool, he is.

Donald Trump Jr: Tommy Robinson’s Imprisonment Is Reason #1776 For The Original Brexit
Donald Trump Jr. tweeted about the imprisonment of activist and independent journalist Tommy Robinson on Sunday, referring to it as “reason #1776 for the original Brexit.” The son of the president warned not to let America follow in the UK’s footsteps. Trump Jr. was quoting a tweet from Kurt Schlichter in which he warned that there are people who want the UK’s Orwellian political persecution to be happening in the United States. Gateway Pundit

More Evidence That Broidy May Have Been Covering For Trump In That Playmate Affair
Saturday, December 2, 2017, was a big day for David Dennison. Dennison — as Donald Trump was called in his hush-money agreement with Stormy Daniels — was taking a break from the golfing trips that had dominated his weekends for that entire fall. Today there was no time for golf: He was traveling from the White House to New York City, where he would spend all day on Wall Street, fundraising for his 2020 reelection campaign, and for the Republican National Committee. NY Mag

The Truth About A Four Hour Battle Between Russian Mercenaries And US Commandos In Syria
The artillery barrage was so intense that the US commandos dived into foxholes for protection, emerging covered in flying dirt and debris to fire back at a column of tanks advancing under the heavy shelling. It was the opening salvo in a nearly four-hour assault in February by around 500 pro-Syrian government forces – including Russian mercenaries – that threatened to inflame already simmering tensions between Washington and Moscow. Independent UK

Moon May Join Trump At North Korea Summit
South Korean President Moon Jae-in could join President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a three-way summit in Singapore. A government official in Seoul said that Moon’s attendance at the historic summit depends on the discussions between Washington and Pyongyang, according to South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. “The discussions are just getting started, so we are still waiting to see how they come out, but depending on their outcome, the president could join President Trump and Chairman Kim in Singapore,” the official told Yonhap. NY Post

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