NEWS     THURSDAY,  JUNE  21, 2018    NEWS

Feds Slam Airlines For 'Buckling To A False Media Narrative' On Migrant Child Passengers
American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, and Frontier Airlines all condemned DHS earlier Wednesday and demanded that the government stop using their flights to transport children separated from their families -- even though they admitted they were not sure the government was, in fact, using their flights for that purpose. But a DHS spokesman fired back, noting the flights can actually be used to reunite families. Fox
VOA VIEW: Total madness.

Judge Nap On Child Migrant Detentions
Judge Andrew Napolitano said Wednesday the federal government "has failed miserably" to comply with a court decision which states that children should be released after apprehension at the U.S. border. Napolitano explained that under a 1997 Supreme Court decision in Flores v. Reno, the government is required to release children from immigration detention "without unnecessary delay" to the "least restrictive setting," meaning a parent or an adult relative. "The government has failed miserably to comply with those basic guidelines," he said on "Outnumbered." Fox

What Trump's Family Separations Executive Order Does
The executive order states it is the policy of the administration "to maintain family unity," a new position from the administration which had been defending the separation of families and blaming the families themselves for putting themselves in the position of being separated by crossing the border illegally -- saying the administration's hands were tied. While the Justice Department will continue to prosecute adults who cross the border illegally in federal court, the order says, Trump asks that families be housed together "where appropriate and consistent with law and available resources." CNN
VOA VIEW: CNN doesn't make sense.

Secret Service Notified After Peter Fonda's Obscene Tweet About Barron Trump
The United States Secret Service has been alerted in response to a tweet by actor Peter Fonda, who said Barron Trump -- President Donald Trump's youngest son -- should be separated from his mother and put "in a cage with pedophiles." "We should rip Barron Trump from his mother's arms and put him in a cage with pedophiles and see if mother will will stand up against the giant a--hole she is married to. 90 million people in the streets on the same weekend in the country. F---," Fonda wrote in a tweet, which has since been deleted. CNN
VOA VIEW: Fonda is a loser that should be put in jail.

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Trump's Order Could Mean Families Are Together, But May End Up In Detention Purgatory Indefinitely
The executive order President Donald Trump signed on Wednesday may put an end to separation of families, but it sets the stage for children whose parents are prosecuted to be held in indefinite detention with their parents while the family goes through immigration proceedings. Among many other issues, that raises the question of where these families will be held as they await court hearings. NBC
VOA VIEW: Illegals are their own worst enemy.

WH Can't Get It's Story Straight On Family Separation And It Could Have Legal Consequences
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen called a question about whether family separation was a deterrent to border crossings "offensive" on Monday, prompting confusion from observers who pointed out that other White House officials had argued it did just that. "Because why would I ever create a policy that purposely does that?" Nielsen said, speaking to reporters at the White House. Asked whether the purpose might be "deterrence," she responded, "No." NBC
VOA VIEW: NBC is liberal fake news.

EU Hits Back With Tariffs On $3.2B Worth Of US Goods
The European Union said Wednesday it will impose retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods this week in response to President Donald Trump's duties on metal imports from the 28-member bloc. In a statement Wednesday, the European Union said it would exercise its right to target a list of U.S. products worth more than $3.2 billion beginning Friday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Not much to worry about considering what the gain will be.

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Michael Bloomberg To Spend $80M To Help Elect Democrats
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a frequent critic of Republican President Donald Trump, intends to spend $80 million helping Democratic candidates in November’s U.S. congressional elections, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. The report said that Bloomberg, a political independent, has directed aides to spend the money in order to expel Republicans from power. They control the White House, Senate and House of Representatives. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Bloomberg will lose and not spend the money he threatens.

Disney Hikes Bid For Fox Assets To $71.3 Billion, Tops Comcast
The new cash-or-stock deal may be attractive to Fox’s largest shareholder, Rupert Murdoch, who owns 17 percent voting shares along with his family. The Murdochs face a large capital gains tax bill under Comcast’s all-cash offer. Disney’s previous offer was all stock. Fox’s board of directors said Disney’s latest offer was “superior” to the proposal made by Comcast and would create “one of the greatest, most innovative companies in the world.” Reuters

'Facebook Is Taking Everything!': Rising Rents Drive Out Silicon Valley Families
Sandra Zamora is quitting Facebook. Not because of Russian election interference, misuse of personal data or any of the social network’s other scandals. For the 29-year-old, it’s personal: Facebook is her neighbor, and the company’s presence, she said, is wreaking havoc on her community. Zamora is part of a group of Menlo Park tenants in four buildings facing massive rent increases from a new landlord, who is pricing out longtime residents while  the buildings’ proximity to Facebook’s campus. Zamora is holding out as long as she can. But she knows she will soon have to leave her home of 11 years, and she doesn’t know where she will go. Guardian
VOA VIEW: Facebook must be regulated ASAP.

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Hawaii's Natural Wonders Claimed By Lava
In Puna, the area of Hawaii island that’s been hardest hit by the Kilauea volcano eruption, those who lived nearest to the lava flows watched the forest around their homes begin to die first. They said the fruit trees, flowers and ferns began turning brown, languishing in the noxious, sulfur-dioxide-filled air. Then the lava came. Now large swaths of formerly verdant forest has been replaced by rough and barren volcanic terrain. Guardian

Ron Paul: Liberal Circus Over Border Not About Children-It's Good Politics
"Our borders are a mess as if that is not something new," the former congressman spoke while mentioning that the children are adding a new twist to the conflict. "It has really lead to a lot of confusion." "Except for the liberals. The liberals are using this for the hill and it's the perfect political issue for the liberals and of course, it's easy to blame Trump." News Wars
VOA VIEW: Liberals don't care about children - they care about power.

Farage To Trump: 'Ignore All The Screams' From MSM On Immigration
President Trump must ignore the left’s outrage over his tough immigration policy or else his supporters won’t vote for him again, according to Brexit architect Nigel Farage. “Immigration led to the Brexit vote, immigration led to new Italian government, immigration will finish off Angela Merkel and President Trump was elected on a very tough ticket of dealing with illegal immigration,” Farage said on Fox & Friends on Wednesday. “And now you’ve got the liberal media screaming at everything he does.” InfoWars
VOA VIEW: Trump and Republicans must tune out and ignore those who want open borders.

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Protester Yells 'Fascist' At Stephen Miller Dining In Mexican Restaurant
Maybe grab a burger next time. White House adviser Stephen Miller was accosted at a Mexican restaurant by a patron calling him a “fascist” — two nights before Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was hounded out of another south-of-the-border eatery, sources told The Post. Miller chose to dine at Espita Mezcaleria in the DC neighborhood of Shaw on Sunday, amid growing anger over the Trump administration separating migrant kids from their parents — a policy the aide had described as a “simple decision.” NY Post

Democrats Vow To Block GOP Border Bill: Trump 'Can Do It With His Own Pen'
Democrats are reportedly set to vote against the Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) Protect Kids and Parent Act, a bill that would bring an end the emotional immigration crisis that's playing out at our southern border. "There are so many obstacles to legislation and when the president can do it with his own pen, it makes no sense," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (R-N.Y.) told The Hill. "Legislation is not the way to go here when it’s so easy for the president to sign it." PJ Media
VOA VIEW: Liberals want to obstruct.

'About 60 Organizations' Are Considering A Lawsuit Against The SPLC Following $3M Nawaz Settlement
No fewer than 60 organizations branded "hate groups" or otherwise attacked by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) are considering legal action against the left-wing smear factory, a Christian legal nonprofit leader confirmed to PJ Media on Tuesday. He suggested that the $3 million settlement and apology the SPLC gave to Maajid Nawaz and his Quilliam Foundation on Monday would encourage further legal action. PJ Media

DOJ Staffer Among Those Heckling DHS Boss Nielson
Allison Hrabar, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America who attended the protest against Nielsen over the controversial border law enforcement, was revealed to be a paralegal specialist at the DOJ, the Washington Examiner reported. “It feels really good to confront people who are actually responsible, which is what we have a unique opportunity to do in D.C.,” the DOJ worker told the outlet. Fox News
VOA VIEW: Hrabar should be fired.

Trump's Immigration Reversal Creates Its Own Chaos
President Donald Trump's biggest reversal is sparking fresh political and legal chaos -- and new accusations of inhumanity toward undocumented migrant children split from their parents at the southern border. Trump on Wednesday bowed to relentless pressure in the US and around the world and signed an executive order that the White House said would keep families who cross into the US illegally together. CNN

New US Army Headquarters To Open Next Week In South Korea
U.S. Forces in South Korea will leave its longtime base in central part of Seoul to a new headquarters, 70 kilometers south of the capital city next week. U.S. Forces Korea will hold an opening ceremony at its new Camp Humphreys in the city of Pyeongtaek on June 29, attended by U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis, according to defense sources, Yonhap reported. UPI

Obama's Cybersecurity Coordinator Confirms Susan Rice Ordered Him To 'Stand Down' On Russian Meddling
Michael Daniel confirmed Wednesday that former national security adviser Susan Rice ordered him and his staff to "stand down" in 2016 in regard to Russian attempts to meddle in the 2016 election. Daniel, special assistant to former President Barack Obama and White House cybersecurity coordinator, told members of the Senate Intelligence Committee that quotes attributed to him in the book, Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump, were an "accurate rendering of the conversation" he had with Rice and his staff. Washington Examiner
VOA VIEW: Why isn't this fact part of Mueller's proble against Obama?

New US Army Headquarters To Open Next Week In South Korea
U.S. Forces in South Korea will leave its longtime base in central part of Seoul to a new headquarters, 70 kilometers south of the capital city next week. U.S. Forces Korea will hold an opening ceremony at its new Camp Humphreys in the city of Pyeongtaek on June 29, attended by U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis, according to defense sources, Yonhap reported. UPI

Obama's Cybersecurity Coordinator Confirms Susan Rice Ordered Him To 'Stand Down' On Russian Meddling
Michael Daniel confirmed Wednesday that former national security adviser Susan Rice ordered him and his staff to "stand down" in 2016 in regard to Russian attempts to meddle in the 2016 election. Daniel, special assistant to former President Barack Obama and White House cybersecurity coordinator, told members of the Senate Intelligence Committee that quotes attributed to him in the book, Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump, were an "accurate rendering of the conversation" he had with Rice and his staff. Washington Examiner
VOA VIEW: Why isn't this fact part of Mueller's proble against Obama?

Young Immigrants Detained At Juvenile Detenstion Center Allege Abuses
Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention center in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells. The abuse claims against the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center near Staunton, Virginia, are detailed in federal court filings that include a half-dozen sworn statements from Latino teens jailed there for months or years. Multiple detainees say the guards stripped them of their clothes and strapped them to chairs with bags placed over their heads. NY Post
VOA VIEW: Liberal nonsense propaganda.

Former U.S. Diplomat Warns China Is Emulating Russian Political Interference
A former senior U.S. official from the Obama administration is warning that Russian efforts to influence U.S. politics have been so successful that other U.S. adversaries like China are beginning to emulate them. Victoria Nuland told the Senate intelligence committee on Wednesday, "Other countries and malign actors are now adapting and improving on Russia's methodology, notably including China which now runs disinformation campaigns and influence operations in Taiwan, Australia and other neighboring countries." NPR

Tech Companies Quietly Work With ICE At Border
Several high-profile data and tech companies have made millions of dollars from contracts with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency over the past several months — even as some of them publicly disavow the Trump administration’s recent orders to separate immigrant children from their parents. NBC

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Hungary Passes 'Stop Soros' Law Criminalizing Aid To Illegal Migrants
Hungary’s parliament has passed a law that mandates prison for anyone helping illegal immigrants enter the country or claim asylum. Under the “Stop Soros” law, named after Hungarian billionaire and open-borders advocate George Soros, individuals aiding migrants in the asylum process or “providing financial property or benefit” will be liable for a year-long prison sentence. “The Hungarian people rightfully expects the government to use all means necessary to combat illegal immigration and the activities that aid it,” Interior Minister Sandor Pinter wrote Wednesday. InfoWars

Facebook Will Harass You Mercilessly If You Try to Break Up
Breaking up with Facebook is apparently as difficult as breaking up with a bad boyfriend or girlfriend who won’t accept your decision. That’s the experience Henry Grabar of Slate had when he stopped signing on. He stopped logging in on June 6 and stayed off Facebook for ten days. He had been a member for over ten years and this was the longest period he had remained off the social network. But Facebook didn’t leave him alone. He received 17 email messages in a span of nine days urging him to return. PJ Media
VOA VIEW: Facebook needs to be regulated.

Trump's Rally In Duluth To Be Followed By Visit To Mississippi Trailer Park
We don’t know Bart Hubbuch, but he has Twitter’s coveted blue checkmark and claims to run a wealth management firm in Brooklyn. We’re also guessing he doesn’t care for President Donald Trump, but we can’t help but wonder if President Hillary Clinton would be holding a rally tonight if she’d visited a few more “remote places” during her campaign. Anyway, try on this hot take for size: Twitchy

Canada Legalizes Recreational Marijuana Use
Canada on Tuesday became just the second nation in the world to legalize recreational marijuana when the Senate passed the Cannabis Act by a 52–29 vote. The country’s marijuana marketplace is expected to open for business in September. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau celebrated the vote in a tweet that said, “It’s been too easy for our kids to get marijuana — and for criminals to reap the profits.” NY Mag

Michael Cohen To Trump: Please Buy My Silence
In the last 24 hours, Michael Cohen has leaked word that he is willing to give federal investigators sensitive information about Donald Trump — and, also, that he would really appreciate it if the president paid his legal fees. Last week, CNN reported that Trump’s former “fixer” had told friends and family members that he was prepared to cooperate with the authorities investigating his business dealings, alleged campaign-finance violations, and potential ties to Russian interference in the 2016 election. On Wednesday, Cohen’s anonymous friends got a bit more specific about his intention. NY Mag
VOA VIEW: Liberal propaganda.

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GOP Strategist Steve Schmidt Voting Democratic Over Immigration
Steve Schmidt, a Republican strategist and one of the party's most vocal critics of President Donald Trump, renounced the party Wednesday and said he will begin voting for Democrats. In a series of tweets, Schmidt slammed Trump and expressed disappointment he was leaving the party that once ended slavery. UPI
VOA VIEW: Good-bye and good riddance.

White House To Propose Merging Labor and Education Departments, Rebranding Welfare
The Trump administration plans to merge and rebrand several departments that conservatives have historically not been very fond of – or at least, they plan to talk about it. Several outlets report that after a monthslong review of potential ways to shrink the federal government, on Thursday the Trump administration will propose merging the Education and Labor departments. NY Mag

GOP Likely To Sneak Cuts To Food Stamps Through The House This Week
Remember how the 2018 farm bill got derailed in the House last month, in part over an unrelated immigration dispute? Well, the final day for reconsideration of that negative floor vote on the bill in its current form is Friday. And with the House now poised to hold a Thursday vote on the hard-core Goodlatte immigration measure that the farm bill was held hostage to in May, at least one major obstacle to the Big Ag reauthorization has been removed. The House may vote on the farm bill the very same day. NY Mag

Migrant Children Drugged Without Consent At Government Centers, Court Documents Show
Staff working on the behalf of the Office of Refugee Resettlement are routinely drugging detained child migrants with psychotropics without their parents’ consent, according to legal filings. Trump administration officials have repeatedly insisted that the family separation policy they implemented over the last six weeks is humane. But the ongoing lawsuit over the Flores agreement, a 1997 settlement that partly governs the detention of child migrants that the White House hopes to overturn, alleges a litany of wrongdoings at the ORR-contracted facilities. Huff Post

Pelosi Demands Zero Border Enforcement: Detention Of Illegal Aliens Is A 'Form Of Child Abuse'
President Donald Trump’s executive order which modifies his “zero tolerance” policy at the United States-Mexico border has left Democrats and the open borders lobby fighting for an end to all border enforcement, inviting floods of illegal immigration and cheap foreign labor into the country. The zero-tolerance policy mandates that all illegal border crossers — including illegal alien adults who cross the border with children — be prosecuted and eventually deported from the U.S. This policy results in border-crossing parents having their children taken into federal custody. This is a loophole known as the Flores Settlement Agreement. InfoWars
VOA VIEW: Pelosi is an idiot.

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