First Right: Friday, May 12, 2017


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05/12/2017 05:15 CDT


TRUMP MEETS THE PRESS AND DISMISSES NEWS COVERAGE AS FALSE; NO NEW MOMENTUM FOR SPECIAL PROSECUTOR; NEW TV AD HITS BALDWIN IN WISCONSIN


TODAY’S TOP 10

TRUMP BRUSHES ASIDE LIBERAL MEDIA NARRATIVE ON COMEY

  • I was going to fire Comey anyway. Real Clear Politics.

  • I don’t care about optics, only results. NTK Network.

  • No new momentum for Russia special prosecutor, despite Democrats, media frantic effort to promote one. Power Line.

  • McCabe: Not aware of Comey asking for extra Russia resources. Daily Caller.

  • McCabe: No effort to impede investigation. Free Beacon.

  • Hemingway: Media is delusional. NewsBusters.

TRUMP AGAIN SUGGESTS HE MIGHT cut cost-sharing payments to Obamacare insurers. Hot Air.

  • Another massive insurance company withdraws from Obamacare. Daily Wire.

TRUMP ESTABLISHES PANEL to probe voter fraud to be led by Vice President Pence. Daily Signal.

TILLERSON SAYS U.S. WON’T BE RUSHED on “climate change” policies. Associated Press.

U.S. DROUGHT CONDITIONS HIT RECORD LOW. Someone please call Al Gore. ZeroHedge.

LARGEST U.S. SOLAR PANEL MAKER files for bankruptcy after receiving $206 million in subsidies. Daily Caller.

TRUMP UNLOADS ON DON LEMON, Chris Cuomo, Stephen Colbert. Free Beacon.

STATE OF OREGON MIGHT SOON ALLOW “non-binary” gender options on state driver’s licenses. The Blaze.

MEDIA JOBS, SALARIES RISE sharply in Washington, fall everywhere else. Washington Examiner.

NEW TV AD IN WISCONSIN UNLOADS on Tammy Baldwin’s handling of veterans’ crisis. Restoration PAC.


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COMMENTARY WORTH READING

  • Pat Buchanan: Democrats seek to overthrow a president they couldn’t defeat last November. Breitbart.

  • Against a special prosecutor. National Review.

  • Fact checking health care hysteria. Karl Rove.


VIDEO WORTH WATCHING

  • Cory Booker: The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! Daily Wire.

  • Kellyanne Conway: Anderson Cooper’s eye roll an example of sexism directed at me. Free Beacon.

  • Bob Woodward: Not Watergate. Hot Air.


NO PEACE PIPE FOR WARREN

  • Senator #Fauxcahontas cagey about revolt against Trump. NTK Network.

TWEETS OF NOTE

  • (@Trib_ed_board) Democrats claim to be the party of the little guy, protecting the middle class. Except in Illinois, they're not. Tweet.
  • (@charliespiering) Promising to stay silent after leaving office and then doing the exact opposite is peak Obama. Tweet.

DRUDGE LEAD AT TIME OF EMAIL

  • THE INTERVIEW; HOLT INTERRUPTS PREZ 9X IN 3 MINS Drudge.