First Right: Wednesday, April 12, 2017


04/12/2017 05:17 CDT


GOP SAVES POMPEO SEAT IN US HOUSE; O’REILLY SUDDEN VACATION FUELS SPECULATION AND WAPO SOMEHOW OBTAINS FISA WARRANT INFO ON MINOR TRUMP AIDE


TODAY’S TOP 10

REPUBLICANS HANG ON to Pompeo House seat in Kansas. Turnout down for both parties. USA Today.

IS BILL O’REILLY ON HIS WAY OUT at Fox? Sudden vacation fuels speculation. ZeroHedge.

WASHINGTON POST SAYS OBAMA DOJ obtained surveillance on minor Trump campaign aide who claims he has done nothing wrong. Breitbart.

  • “We are now starting to get a picture of how sinister this whole Democratic Party misinformation campaign is.” Power Line

JUDICIAL WATCH SENDS WARNING LETTERS to 11 states with counties where registered voters outnumber voting-age citizens. Daily Caller.

FREEDOM CAUCUS LEADER SAYS Republicans are close to a deal on a replacement for Obamacare. Hot Air.

VALERIE JARRETT INITIALLY CHARGED a cash-strapped Chicago university $30,000 for a speech before bad publicity got her to change her mind. Chicago Sun-Times.

ISIS SUPPORTERS CALL FOR MORE suicide attacks targeting Christians following Egyptian church bombings. Breitbart.

BAFFLING SET OF PUBLIC RELATIONS and business decisions by United Airlines cause stock to fall. Time.

TRUMP REFUSES TO SIGN G7 STATEMENT endorsing Paris climate agreement. Daily Caller.

WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS ASSOCIATION predictably picks D-list Trump hater to headline their narcissistic annual dinner. The Federalist.


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COMMENTARY WORTH READING


VIDEO WORTH WATCHING

  • Markey says Senate Dems will restore filibuster when they regain control of the upper chamber. Sure thing, Ed. Hot Air.

  • Tillerson has harsh words for Russia after chemical attacks in Syria. NTK Network.

  • Tucker Carlson grills Dem congressman about conspiracy theory that Trump and Putin orchestrated Syrian bombing as a diversion. Real Clear Politics.


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TWEETS OF NOTE

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