04/12/2018 05:16 CDT


PAUL RYAN SURPRISES D.C. WITH RETIREMENT ANNOUNCEMENT; GOP FRETS HIS SEAT MIGHT BE LOST; DOJ TURNS OVER DOCUMENT JUSTIFYING RUSSIA PROBE; LIMBAUGH RIDICULES CONGRESS FOR DOPEY ZUCKERMAN QUESTIONS


TODAY’S TOP 10

RETIREMENT SHOCKER SHAKES UP CONGRESS

PAUL RYAN’S RETIREMENT GIVES Democrats hope for his Wisconsin House seat. CNBC.

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT HANDS OVER Russia probe documents after threats from Republicans. Washington Times.

BOTH CLINTON AND TRUMP DENY Zuckerberg’s claim that Facebook warned campaigns about Russian cyber attacks. CheckYourFact.

RUSH LIMBAUGH SLAMS CONGRESS over “embarrassing” questioning of Facebook founder. Daily Caller.

TRUMP SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER emphasizing work requirements for welfare. Free Beacon.

BELEAGUERED CHICAGO TRIBUNE newsroom plans to form labor union. NPR.

POLITIFACT’S DOUBLE STANDARD makes Oklahoma teachers look poorer than they really are. The Federalist.

GOOGLE’S FILE ON YOU is 10 times bigger than Facebook’s. ZeroHedge.

DEMOCRAT-RUN LOS ANGELES to spend $260 million to paint roads white to combat “climate change.” Legal Insurrection.

FIREARMS INDUSTRY JOBS UP NEARLY 90 percent since Obama was candidate for president. Stephen Gutowski.


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COMMENTARY WORTH READING

  • Americans more tolerant on race, not politics. Ben Shapiro.
  • Why it’s justified to strike Syria again for using chemical weapons. Rebeccah Heinrichs.
  • How to make Facebook more accountable. Mark Penn.

VIDEO WORTH WATCHING

  • Alabama Crimson Tide football team visits WH, lays hands on Trump in prayer. TheBlaze.
  • Tammy Baldwin’s flag-waving at election time not fooling us. Restoration PAC.
  • Marsha Blackburn to Zuckerberg: Diamond & Silk not terrorism. Free Beacon.

OFFBEAT BEAT


TWEETS OF NOTE

  • (@halerazor) So John Kerry was hoodwinked by Syria that 100% of its chemical weapons were gone, but Iran is super-sticking to its nuke deal. Tweet.
  • (@charliekirk11) Why didn’t the FBI raid the offices of Hillary’s lawyer regarding her selling our precious uranium to the Russians? Tweet.

DRUDGE LEAD AT TIME OF EMAIL

  • COMEY CALLS TRUMP MOB BOSS; MUELLER’S NUKE OPTION; SENATORS MOVE TO PROTECT PROBE Drudge.