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It may be special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation report, but the spotlight Thursday belonged just as much to the attorney general who made it public. The report had not yet been released when William Barr, by turns testy and defensive, took the Justice Department podium to face questions... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Dems and liberals are very disappointed.
President Donald Trump and his attorney general are distorting the facts when it comes to special counsel Robert Mueller's report in the Russia investigation. Trump and his team continue to insist that he was exonerated by the two-year investigation. Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Liberal talk or rhetoric.
Life-long black residents in Charlotte say after years of “empty promises” they are distrustful of government leaders who seem unable or unwilling to fix systemic racial inequality. Charlotte Observer
VOA VIEW: Wanting something for nothing - an excuse for not looking in the mirror.
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Scott Pruitt, the embattled former administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, registered Thursday as a lobbyist with state regulators.
Within minutes of the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report, House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler announced he would subpoena the Justice Department for a full, unredacted version even as Republicans celebrated the findings of the special counsel and urged Democrats to “move on" from the Russia investigation. "We clearly can't believe what Attorney General Barr tells us," Nadler, D-N.Y., told reporters at a news conference in New York City Thursday afternoon. "The special counsel made clear that he did not exonerate the president and the responsibility now falls to Congress to hold the president accountable for his actions."
VOA VIEW: Dems are sick that the report clears Trump.
The National Enquirer is being sold to the former head of the airport newsstand company Hudson News following a rocky year in which the tabloid was accused of burying stories that could have hurt Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Tabloid owner American Media said ... Las Vegas Sun
Congressional Democrats on Thursday claimed ownership of the obstruction of justice investigation into President Trump, vowing to pick up the inquiry where special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report left off. “It was probably written with the intent of providing Congress a roadmap,” said House... LA Times
VOA VIEW: Dems will lose big in 2020.
In the end, special counsel Robert S. Mueller III never forced President Trump to testify under oath even though he considered Trump’s written answers to prosecutors’ questions “inadequate.” Instead of following predecessors who compelled evidence from President Nixon during Watergate, and President... LA Times
VOA VIEW: There was a no burger.
The United Muslims of America were neither Muslims nor Americans. That fictional organization was one of several Facebook groups Russian agents created to sow discord among American voters during the … Miami Herald
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Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez vowed to sign onto an impeachment resolution after the Mueller report’s release on Thursday. “Mueller’s report is clear in pointing to Congress’ responsibility in investigating obstruction of justice by the President. It is our job as outlined in Article 1, Sec 2, Clause 5 of the US Constitution,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Cortez is an idiot.
Special counsel Robert Mueller probed whether President Trump’s election campaign was involved in WikiLeaks’ publication of stolen Democratic emails — but found nothing illegal, Attorney General William Barr said Thursday. He noted, however, that the emails were originally stolen by Russian agents — and the “publication of these types of materials would not be criminal... New York Post
Some U.S. lawmakers will be able to read a less-redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report beginning next week, the Justice Department said in a letter on Thursday to the chairmen of the House and Senate judiciary committees. Rueters
The United States and Russia both said on Thursday they could not support a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for a ceasefire in Libya at this time, diplomats said, as mortar bombs crashed down on a suburb of the Libyan capital, Tripoli. Rueters
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Murder charges against a San Diego man were dismissed by a judge under a new state law that limits murder charges only to actual killers, not accomplices San Diego Tribune
While President Trump has declared that the Mueller report "completely exonerated" him, only one in five Californians agree. San Diego Tribune
VOA VIEW: Fools are still looking for something.
Special counsel Robert Mueller's report painted a vivid picture of chaos inside the White House as the president scrambled to react to the probe.
VOA VIEW: The liberal news is still wasting their time.
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Bold statements made in public by members of President Trump's administration were shown to be lies under the harsh light of Mueller probe.
Democrats sniped at the Justice Department's plans for the release of the Mueller report, accusing DOJ of working to "spin" Mueller's findings. ABC
VOA VIEW: The real spin is coming from Dems - they lost.
North Korea's announcements this week that its leader Kim Jong Un had inspected military sites and overseen the test-firing of a new weapon appear to be an attempt to get the United States back to the negotiating table, analysts said. The North's state media reported this week that Kim inspected the country's military sites two days in a row, with the official Korean Central News Agency underlining the importance of "strengthening combat power."
VOA VIEW: Un miscalculated Trump and will not win with threats.
Claims for jobless aid fell by 5,000 last week to 192,000. ABC
"I am very proud that we've been able to support this administration's effort to engage the North Koreans in a dialogue" CBS
VOA VIEW: NK has no where to go - cut and end nuclear devices.
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McGahn told special counsel investigators that Mr. Trump called him twice, telling him "Mueller has to go" CBS
Special counsel Robert Mueller's 400+-page report on Russian interference in the 2016 election has finally been released. CBS News' Norah O'Donnell, Gayle King and John Dickerson anchor our coverage of the developing story. CBS
The U.S. International Trade Commission report comes as President Donald Trump pushes Congress to ratify the revised trade deal despite reservations from both Democrats and Republicans. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Dems lost again - Americans spent a small fortune for nothing.
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The document, which lays out the findings of Mueller's 22-month-long investigation of Russia's interference in the 2016 election, is 448 pages long and consists of three volumes. CNBC
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper reacts to the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report. CNN
VOA VIEW: Devastating for Dems.
The US does not believe North Korea successfully launched a fully operational new weapon after Pyongyang claimed it had conducted a "new tactical guided weapons firing test" on Wednesday, according to a US official directly familiar with the latest assessment. CNN
The man who allegedly brought gas cans and lighter fluid into St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City has taught philosophy at different colleges in New York and New Jersey, school officials said. FOX News
News that the company had insecurely stored passwords came on the same day as the release of Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report Facebook chose one of the busiest news days in American politics this year to admit that millions more Instagram users were affected by a security lapse than it had previously disclosed.At 10 am ET on Thursday, as attorney general William Barr wrapped up his news conference on the release of the report of special counsel Robert Mueller, Facebook updated a March 21 blog post, which revealed it had mistakenly stored the passwords of hundreds of millions of users unencrypted, to include a sentence admitting that millions more Instagram accounts had been affected. Guardian
VOA VIEW: Facebook needs to be reduced in size and power.
The security forces in Chad and the Central African Republic arrested an Al-Quds Force unit that sought to advance Iranian interests in Africa. Its budget - hundreds of thousands of dollars. Jerusalem Post
Security forces regularly step up their preparedness prior to the holidays, regularly imposing closure on the West Bank as there is often an uptick in tensions and violence. Jerusalem Post
The Trump administration lost a court bid on Thursday aimed at striking down California's "sanctuary" statutes that prevent local law enforcement from helping the U.S. government's crackdown on illegal immigration. Reuters
VOA VIEW: The Supreme Court will have the last say.
North Korea said on Thursday it no longer wanted to deal with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and that he should be replaced in talks by someone more mature, hours after it announced its first weapons test since nuclear talks broke down. Reuters
VOA VIEW: NK will lose the threat.
A Gallup poll released Thursday found that membership at religious institutions fell to an all-time low in 2018. UPI
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday said he plans to introduce legislation increasing the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. UPI
VOA VIEW: Not a bad idea, but hard to pass.
The Department of Defense has stopped a practice that started a decade ago by denying a request to release information on the nation's nuclear stockpile. UPI
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani commemorated National Army Day Thursday by calling on Mideast nations to collectively oppose the United States for supporting Israel. UPI
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