NEWS     MONDAY,  JUNE  25, 2018    NEWS

Filmmakers Stopped By Police Outside An Airbnb Because They Were Black
A group of three filmmakers claim they were stopped by police after they checked out of an Airbnb rental in California simply because they were black – saying a neighbor called cops on them because they didn’t wave hello. One woman in the group, Kells Fyffe-Marshall, recalled the April 30 incident that left her “angry, frustrated and sad” after police in Rialto responded to the scene as the group was locking up an Airbnb residence they had rented the night before. Fox
VOA VIEW: Stupidity!

Trump: Deport Without 'Judges Or Court Cases'
President Donald Trump on Sunday called for the US to deport people without judicial proceedings, referred to an invasion by "these people" and railed against standing immigration laws. "We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country. When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came. Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order. Most children come without parents..." Trump tweeted. CNN
VOA VIEW: Valid idea.

Trump Jabs 'Wacky Jacky And Pocahontas' While Campaigning For Dean Heller In Nevada
In a visit to boost one of the nation's most vulnerable Republican senators ahead of this fall's November election, President Donald Trump unveiled a new nickname for the Democrat running to unseat Sen. Dean Heller. "Wacky Jacky," Trump said at the Nevada GOP convention, in reference to Rep. Jacky Rosen. "You don't want her as your senator." Trump's short Saturday swing through Las Vegas was aimed largely at bolstering Heller, who is running for re-election in a state Hillary Clinton won in 2016. Just before his speech to the state GOP, he held a backstage fundraiser for Heller. CNN

Dem Advantage Down To Four Points After Peak Of Immigration Separation Crisis
Democrats’ advantage over Republicans going into November’s midterm election has narrowed to four points, according to a poll conducted shortly after the peak of the family separation crisis at the Southern border. More than 36 percent of those surveyed in a CBS poll published Sunday said they want to see Republicans maintain control of Congress in 2018. Another 40 percent of those surveyed told pollsters they prefer to see Democrats come out ahead on Election Day. Daily Caller
VOA VIEW: There will be no blue wave in November.

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Campaigners Dismayed At European Internet Ruling
A means to an end, or an end to memes? Tech leaders and digital rights activists in Europe have expressed dismay over new rules they say could change the open nature of the internet forever — and potentially kill meme culture. They have been fighting against Article 13 of the proposed E.U. Copyright Directive, which would place responsibility for enforcing copyright law on websites and platforms, rather than individuals. NBC

Vast Majority Of Migrants Coming For Economic Reasons
Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., said Sunday that a "small percentage" of migrants seeking entry into the U.S. fit President Donald Trump's characterization of the "worst" of society, insisting that a "vast majority" are doing so for economic opportunity. "I would just say I would prefer the president would step out and say" that "a lot of these folks" are coming "for economic reasons," Lankford said on "Meet the Press." NBC
VOA VIEW: Makes sense.

US To Reunite Migrant Children, Parents At Texas Detention Center
Federal agencies announced plans late Saturday to reunite migrant children with their parents in a detention center in Texas. The Department of Homeland Security said in a release that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has "dedicated the Port Isabel Service Processing Center as the primary family reunification and removal center for adults in their custody." The center is near Brownsville. UPI

North Korea Skips Annual Anti-US Imperialism Rally
North Korea has opted not to hold an "anti-U.S. imperialism" rally marking the anniversary of the start of the Korean War, another sign of detente following the summit between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump. Last year's event was held on Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung Square with a reported 100,000 people attending. The North even issued special anti-U.S. postage stamps. But for the first time in years, no such rally was planned on Monday. Fox
VOA VIEW: Little mention by the liberal news.

Little Russian Media Project Tries To Turn America Against Itself
Alexander Malkevich is an information warrior for Russia. Over the weekend, he sat in an oyster bar in the basement of Grand Central Station in New York City and related to McClatchy the endless difficulties facing his English-language website, USA Really, which is financed by unnamed pro-Kremlin Russians. USA Really has all the markings of a Russian troll factory trying to undermine U.S. democracy, spinning conspiracy theories, aggregated news and opinions with an aim to show America in a state of near-chaos. McClatchy DC
VOA VIEW: The liberal media are the US worst enemy.

Detained Migrants Say They Were Told They Could Get Kids Back On Way Out Of US
Central American men separated from their children and held in a detention facility outside Houston are being told they can reunite with their kids at the airport if they agree to sign a voluntary deportation order now, according to one migrant at the facility and two immigration attorneys who have spoken to detainees there. A Honduran man who spoke to The Texas Tribune Saturday estimated that 20 to 25 men who have been separated from their children are being housed at the IAH Polk County Secure Adult Detention Center, a privately-operated U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility for men located 75 miles outside Houston. Texas Tribune

Air Defenses Intercept Missiles Above Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it intercepted two missiles launched by Yemen's Houthi militia over the capital Riyadh, as a Saudi-led coalition moved to wrest control of Yemen's main port city from the Iran-aligned group. At least six loud blasts were heard and bright flashes were seen in the sky over the Saudi capital, a Reuters witness said. Shrapnel was spotted on a street in the diplomatic quarter where most embassies are located and many foreigners live. Trust

Bernie Sanders Winning Converts But Primary Victories Remain Elusive
Their rock star had arrived. As the sun set on a sticky June evening, hundreds of supporters screamed. They chanted his name. They tried to get close enough to touch him. “You all ready to make a political revolution?” Senator Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent, asked them last week, fist pumping, voice booming. Then, for more than 15 minutes, he riffed on his familiar themes: “Medicare for All,” tuition-free public college, a $15 minimum wage. Someone held a sign urging a 2020 presidential run. NY Times
VOA VIEW: NYT liberal stupidity.

Stormy Daniels To Meet With Prosecutors In Michael Cohen Investigation
Stormy Daniels is scheduled Monday to be interviewed by prosecutors in the Southern District of New York, preparing for a potential grand jury appearance about a $130,000 payment from President Donald Trump's attorney Michael Cohen in exchange for her silence about an alleged affair with Trump, according to a source familiar with the investigation. LMT
VOA VIEW: Prosecutors looking to jam Trump people.

'Buckle Up' For Mueller Russia Revelations
Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., told more than 100 people at a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee event that they should "buckle up" for more revelations in the Russia investigation in the coming months, boastfully joking that there was information only known to himself and and special counsel Robert Mueller. Washington Examiner
VOA VIEW: Pitiful!

Weinstein Used Cipriani Properties As 'Hunting Grounds'
Harvey Weinstein used properties owned by restaurant magnate Giuseppe Cipriani as a “hunting ground” for women — even going so far as to turn rooftop suites into his own personal “sex pads,” according to a report. The movie producer is accused of committing three sexual assaults at Cipriani properties, and he’s facing another assault charge for allegedly raping a girl he met at the Cipriani Upstairs nightspot in Manhattan. Page Six

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Erdogan Reelected Turkey's President
Recep Tayyip Erdogan was reelected president and his ruling party retained power Sunday although the opposition claimed voter fraud. Late Sunday, supporters chanted slogans and light torches outside his residence in Instanbul. "Citizens have cast their votes and spoken clearly," Erdogan said in a televised speech. "We will do more for the nation. The ongoing quarrels that took place during the campaign, we will now have to leave them behind and start serving the nation." UPI

Merkel Presses Over Migration As European Solution Fails
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday she would seek direct deals with separate European Union states on migration, conceding the bloc had failed to find a joint solution to the issue threatening her government. Since Mediterranean arrivals spiked in 2015, when more than a million refugees and migrants reached the bloc, EU leaders have been at odds over how to handle them. The feud has weakened their unity and undermined Europe’s Schengen free-travel area. Reuters

New Normal: Trump Allies Face Harassment, Protests Anywhere They Show Their Faces
Staffers and allies of President Donald Trump face a new normal in today’s heated political environment: the potential for harassment and protests anywhere they show their faces — both in their public and private lives. Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters shocked political observers over the weekend by encouraging liberal mobs to harass Trump officials at restaurants, gas stations and even at home. Daily Caller

'That's Just Not Correct': Former Trump Hispanic Advisor Fact Checks CNN Host On Immigration
Immigration expert Steve Cortes corrected host Fredricka Whitfield on the reality of family separation at the U.S. southern border during CNN’s Newsroom Sunday. The U.S. Border Patrol does not separate immigrant families who claim asylum if they appear at a legal point of entry to the U.S., Cortes, the former head of President Donald Trump’s Hispanic Advisory Council, said. Until recently, only the families that tried to come into the country outside a point of entry — making them illegal immigrants — were separated. Daily Caller
VOA VIEW: More CNN liberal deceptive hysteria.

China Uses Robotic Doves For Surveillance
If you’ve ever looked up to the sky and enjoyed the sight of a bird gliding above, be warned: it could be a Chinese drone monitoring your every move. The idea might seem far fetched, but robotic birds are very much a reality, and China has been using them to surveil people across the country. Sources told the South China Morning Post that more than 30 military and government agencies have deployed the birdlike drones and related devices in at least five provinces in recent years. WND

Supreme Court Poised To Rule On Trump Travel Ban
The U.S. Supreme Court, winding down its nine-month term, will issue rulings this week in its few remaining cases including a major one on the legality of President Donald Trump’s ban on people from five Muslim-majority nations entering the country. The nine justices are due to decide other politically sensitive cases on whether non-union workers have to pay fees to unions representing certain public-sector workers such as police and teachers, and the legality of California regulations on clinics that steer women with unplanned pregnancies away from abortion. Reuters

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Sanders Broke Ethics Rules With Tweet About Restaurant Ejection
On Saturday, Sanders posted: “Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington [Virginia] to leave because I work for POTUS and I politely left. Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so.” Guardian
VOA VIEW: The liberal media don't speak the truth.

New York Gay Pride Parade Marches Toward 50th Year
The 2018 march was led by tennis legend Billie Jean King and the transgender advocate Tyler Ford. The actor Cynthia Nixon, a contender to be governor of New York state, was present, as was her rival Andrew Cuomo, as thousands of marchers in rainbow colors celebrated LGBT identity in Greenwich Village and up the canyon of Fifth Avenue. Guardian

Trump: We Can't Let Illegal Migrants Invade Our Country
President Trump called for deporting illegal immigrants from the United States “with no judges and no court cases,” adding the U.S. cannot allow them to “invade” the country any longer. “We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country. When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came. Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order. Most children come without parents…” he tweeted on Sunday. InfoWars
VOA VIEW: The US should stop any who try to invade.

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Maxine Waters Calls For Public Harassment Crusade Against Trump Officials
Maxine Waters wants more people to harass Trump administration officials in public spaces. The California Congresswoman went on a shouting rampage during a toy drive outside the Wilshire Federal Building on Saturday. After claiming Trump is”sacrificing our children,” referring to the illegal immigrant kids separated from their “parents” near the border, Waters again called for the president’s impeachment, triggering loud applause from the baying mob. InfoWars
VOA VIEW: Waters is an idiot.

Ex Trump Campaign Staffer To Black Democrat: You're Out Of Your Cotton-Picking Mind
A former deputy campaign manager for President Trump lashed out at a black Democratic strategist during a heated debate Sunday on “Fox & Friends” about immigration and said he’s “out of his cotton-picking mind.” The two were reacting to comments made by former CIA director Michael Hayden who compared the Trump administration’s zero tolerance immigration policy that led to children being removed from their parents with Nazis separating families at concentration camps. NY Post
VOA VIEW: Liberal propaganda.

Saudi Arabia Lifts Ban On Women Drivers
Saudi Arabia lifted its widely-criticized ban on women drivers on Sunday, sparking jubilation among many women in the country who went out on the roads shortly after the ban was lifted. Talk show host and writer Samar Almogren told The Guardian, "I always knew this day would come. But it came fast. Sudden. I feel free like a bird." Another driver, Hessah al-Ajaji, told the Associated Press, "I'm speechless. I'm so excited it's actually happening." NPR

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Young Republicans Hold Unique Space In The Trump Era
Robert Lee, Chelsea Magee and Colt Chambers are political activists who all sound pretty typical for their generation when it comes to issues like immigration and same-sex marriage. Lee, a self-described atheist, insists he doesn't "want to spend one dollar building a wall with Mexico." Magee, a 33-year-old in suburban Atlanta, says if you want to marry someone of the same sex then it's "between you, your spouse and God." And Chambers insists a "true Republican" shouldn't care about same-sex marriage because "the government shouldn't be so involved in everyone's every day lives." NPR

Tariffs Are Not The Way To Beat China
America is stumbling into a trade war with China that just might undo most of the good that the Trump administration has done for other parts of our economic policy. Yes, China is a huge threat to the United States. I've been shouting this from the rooftops for the past five years, while the neo-conservative conventional wisdom held that China would collapse of its own weight. Yes, China is determined to overtake us in critical technologies. And yes, China plays dirty. PJ Media
VOA VIEW: The US can take on all comers in any so-called trade war.

Glenn Beck Takes Off Mic, Storms Off CNN Set
The context of the interview, which we'll be posting shortly here in this space, was as Glenn says, the immigration debate, and it was contentious already prior to Stelter switching gears. Again, we'll have more on that shortly. The Daily Beast story that Stelter references was published on Saturday and was about another recent round of layoffs. The article was combative and insulting, to say the least. This is the operative part of the article: PJ Media
VOA VIEW: The Daiy Beast is trash.

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Protesters Outside Detainment Facility Injure Border Patrol Agent
Some 200 protesters from the League of United Latin American Citizens, who were bussed in from cities all over Texas, descended upon the McAllen detainment facility, and several attempted to stop a bus that was transporting illegal immigrants to another detention center. On “Fox & Friends” Sunday morning, reporter Griff Jenkins explained what happened. He said, “Something we’re learning just this morning, guys, and that is that one of the agents inside here when this bus was moving, when the melee was going on, was trying to control the crowd, was trying to ensure that he also did not step on a smaller little old lady, he broke his ankle. Daily Caller
VOA VIEW: LULAC members should be held respohsible.

House May Vote On Indefinite Immigrant Detention Bill
When President Trump announced that his administration would stop separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border last week, he made it clear that the rest of his severe border policy would remain in place. But there’s a big legal roadblock standing in the way of Trump’s vision “zero tolerance” vision: the Flores settlement, a 1997 consent decree requiring that children who cross the border accompanied by their parents must be released within 20 days. NY Mag

Time Magazine's Fake Cover Sparks Slew Of Imitators
While CNN did a story hailing the latest Time magazine cover as “powerful” for spreading the myth blaming President Trump for separating children from parents at the border, Twitter users have been producing their own alternate covers by the score. “It’s a telling image,” the CNN report said. “It shows the compassion gap that exists between the Trump administration’s ‘zero-tolerance’ border policy and the real-life people that are affected.” WND
VOA VIEW: It shows that CNN supportss fake news.

Pastor: 'I Want You To Quit Church. Now!'
Regularly, I meet and train pastors and church leaders from all over the country through my leadership platform, ChurchBOOM. The conversations carry a common theme – a lot of people who attend church are passive towards serving, giving and community outreach. In most churches, 80 percent of the work is being carried out by 20 percent or less of the people. We’ve become a church of spectators and the pastoral staff is getting burned out. According to my own personal research, the problems are even bigger than the 80/20 principle. Fox

House Republicans Face Another Week Of Fighting Over Immigration
House Republican leaders will start the coming week the same way they started last week: facing partywide insurrection over an immigration bill that has been repeatedly sabotaged by President Trump. They've promised a vote on compromise legislation that was brokered among moderates, conservatives, GOP leaders and the White House in the hopes of crafting an immigration bill that can win the votes of 218 of the 235 House Republicans. NPR

Department Of Homeland Security Releases Plan To Reunify Families
The Trump administration has released its plan for reuniting children who have been separated from their parents as a result of the president's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, but in a fact sheet issued on Saturday, it provided no timeline for when those reunifications will happen. According to the fact sheet, the Department of Health and Human Services has 2,053 separated minors in HHS-funded facilities "and is working with relevant agency partners to foster communications and work towards reuniting every minor and every parent or guardian via well-established reunification processes." NPR
VOA VIEW: Liberal media garbage.

Gingrich: Dems' Resistance to Immigration Bills Seeks To 'Exploit Children' For 'Partisan Benefit
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and the Democrats should work with Republicans to address the nation’s border security problems, including human trafficking, rather than “exploit children for the Democratic Party’s partisan benefit.” Gingrich told PJM that Schumer was being his “usual destructive self” by refusing to support a permanent legislative solution to U.S. immigration authorities separating children from their parents when they are caught attempting to illegally enter the U.S. PJ Media

Trump Tweets, Hard Right Voters Hamper GOP Immigration Push
Republican apprehension over President Donald Trump’s next tweet and fear of riling conservative voters are undermining GOP leaders’ election-year struggle to shove an immigration bill through the House this week, leaving their prospects dubious. Party leaders are trying to finally secure the votes they need for their wide-ranging bill with tweaks they hope will goose support from the GOP’s dueling conservative and moderate wings. But more importantly, wavering Republicans want Trump to provide political cover for immigration legislation that’s despised by hard-right voters.  AP

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