First Right: Friday, April 7, 2017


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04/07/2017 05:17 CDT


TRUMP FIRES 59 TOMAHAWK MISSILES AT SYRIAN AIR BASE, CROSSING THE RED LINE AS SENATE BLOWS UP FILIBUSTER AND PREPARES TO CONFIRM GORSUCH THIS MORNING


TODAY’S TOP 10

TRUMP STRIKES SWIFTLY AT SYRIA

  • Era of empty threats is over. Power Line.

  • Trump statement. ZeroHedge.

  • Nearly 60 cruise missiles going off in 60 seconds amounts to 60,000 pounds of explosives in the space of 60 seconds. CBS News.

  • Willing to act forcefully, quickly. Wall Street Journal.

  • In January, Susan Rice assured NPR we removed all the chemical weapons. Weekly Standard.

  • PolitiFact retracts “mostly true” ruling that U.S. removed 100% of Syria’s chemical weapons. Free Beacon.

SENATE GOES NUCLEAR to break historic filibuster and set stage for Friday confirmation of Gorsuch. Free Beacon.

HOW LONG BEFORE BEN RHODES gets caught up in Rice/Obama intel scandal? Legal Insurrection.

  • Cover-up: The 11 things the MSM won’t tell you about Obama spying on Trump. Daily Wire.

  • Devin Nunes steps aside temporarily from Russia investigation as House launches ethics probe. Hot Air.

  • Congressional intel committee sources say IC is stonewalling requests for information about surveillance and unmasking. Ace of Spades HQ.

DID OBAMA WH COLLUDE with a politically motivated scientist? National Review.

HOUSE FREEDOM CAUCUS amenable to new GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. Daily Caller.

BANKRUPT, BLOATED ILLINOIS pays nearly $1 billion yearly to fund liberalized workers’ compensation system. Illinois Policy Institute.

EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT EL-SISI said he trusts Trump and that Obama left a vacuum of leadership in the Middle East filled by Russia. Fox News.

DONALD TRUMP HONORED MEMBERS of the Wounded Warrior Project in a ceremony at the White House Thursday. Daily Caller.

ESPN CONTINUES ITS IDEOLOGICAL purity test by purging one of the only conservatives from key post. NewsBusters.

‘WAR ON COPS’ AUTHOR HEATHER MAC DONALD shouted down at UCLA by hysterical Black Lives Matter protest. The College Fix.


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COMMENTARY WORTH READING

  • Evidence that Obama administration manipulated intelligence for political reasons is right in front of our noses. The Federalist.

  • Democrats are truly the party of hate. Power Line.

  • Susan Rice and the media that only will investigate Republicans. Fiscal Times.


VIDEO WORTH WATCHING

  • Harvard students believe Donald Trump is more dangerous than ISIS. National Review.

  • Apple CEO falsely claims that Apple doesn’t get involved in politics. NTK Network.


LOOKING FOR TRUTH

  • Lee Strobel: Young people looking for something solid in today’s “post-truth” culture. The Blaze.

TWEETS OF NOTE

  • (@dmartosko) Steve Bannon told me just now that a report he threatened to quit over NSC flap is a "total lie"; says "zero" chance he's going anywhere. Tweet.

  • (@Thomas1774Paine) #SusanRice husband is Ian Cameron ex-Exec prod ABC News hanging w/ @nytimes Maureen Dowd. A cartel. Not a "leak" when said over drinks in DC. Tweet.


DRUDGE LEAD AT TIME OF EMAIL

  • TRUMP STRIKES ASSAD! Drudge.