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[World] Lindsey Graham: 'Stampede' by House Dems to Impeach Trump Will Result in His Re-Election

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on "Hannity" that he expects a "stampede" by the House of Representatives to impeach President Trump, declaring that Speaker Nancy Pelosi is "not in charge" of her caucus.

Published:4/23/2019 8:36:54 AM
[World] Project Syndicate: The stock market predicts clear sailing ahead, but Roubini warns that risks haven’t disappeared Markets are priced for clear sailing ahead, but Nouriel Roubini warns that the stock markets could turn on a dime.
Published:4/23/2019 8:07:05 AM
[World] Taylor Swift fans are convinced a new Nashville mural is tied to her April 26 countdown Taylor Swift fans believe a new set of Nashville wings from street artist Kelsey Montague could be part of the singer's social media countdown.
Published:4/23/2019 7:37:59 AM
[World] Market Snapshot: Stocks set for modest gains as quartet of Dow components delivers earnings U.S. stock-index futures on Tuesday edge higher amid of a barrage of quarterly results, including blue-chip consumer-focused companies, Coca-Cola Co., and Procter & Gamble Co., which investors will pore over to glean the health of American corporations.
Published:4/23/2019 7:37:58 AM
[World] 'One for the ages': First 'Avengers: Endgame' social media reactions hail Marvel 'epic' The first social media reactions from 'Avengers: Endgame' are in following Monday night's world premiere and the pundits are wowed by "a masterful epic."
Published:4/23/2019 6:41:39 AM
[World] Need to Know: Forget spring, here’s a summer stock survival strategy from Deutsche Earnings obsessed? Our call of the day urges investors to move past what will likely be an uninspiring quarter or two of corporate results, and start thinking about how to preserve their investment gains in a market that has already risen strongly this year.
Published:4/23/2019 6:41:39 AM
[World] Live Blog Here is your live blog for the day. Published:4/23/2019 6:07:56 AM
[World] America's growing fatigue with Mueller nonsense

Democrats are rapidly emerging as Republicans' best hope for 2020. Why?

They're failing to see how fed up Americans are getting with the whole "Donald Trump did it" line of messaging from the left, despite the far more factual "Donald Trump didn't do it" special counsel report from Robert Mueller.

Published:4/23/2019 4:36:59 AM
[World] The Conversation: Here’s how Netflix could profit from all the data it collects instead of burning through cash What if Netflix’s primary long-term business model is not as a media content or distribution company, but as a data aggregation company?
Published:4/23/2019 4:07:22 AM
[World] The Other Side of ‘Allahu Akbar’ In his travels through the Mideast and Africa, our writer found mostly peaceful Muslims, kind to a fault and proud of their religion. Published:4/22/2019 8:36:12 PM
[World] We're all snowflakes now

When Muslim terrorists brought down the World Trade Center 17 years ago, the Paris newspapers, in a fit of empathy, declared that "we're all Americans now." The sentiment was meaningless treacle and it quickly evaporated. American citizenship, even if honorary, is too great a burden for Frenchmen to bear. But ... Published:4/22/2019 8:06:50 PM

[World] Key Words: Disney heiress calls CEO Bob Iger’s $65 million pay package ‘insane’ Last year, Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Bob Iger made $65.6 million — about 1,424 times the median Disney employee’s salary, an amount that heiress Abigail Disney is calling “insane.”
Published:4/22/2019 6:40:24 PM
[World] Give the Fed a single mandate: Monetary neutrality

Policymakers and politicians love to flex their muscles. They actively try to boost or slow down economic activity based on their perceptions as to whether the economy is "too hot" or "too cold."

It's unfortunate; Americans are better served when the federal government remains neutral on economic matters. This rule ... Published:4/22/2019 4:03:05 PM

[World] NewsWatch: Everyone is bullish on Amazon — what that might mean for investors ahead of earnings Inc. investors should be warned that Wall Street may be a bit complacent on the e-commerce and cloud giant’s stock, ahead of the first-quarter earnings report due out after Thursday’s close, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they should turn bearish.
Published:4/22/2019 4:03:05 PM
[World] Earnings Outlook: Amazon earnings: Revenue comes into focus in 2019 Amazon is expected to ramp up investments in 2019 after pulling back in 2018.
Published:4/22/2019 3:10:47 PM
[World] In One Chart: Ratio of small-caps and gold shows that stock-market fortitude trumps fear Stocks bulls argue that this economic and market expansion was built like no other, meaning that its demise won’t come about in a way history has foretold. Gold and small-cap stocks appear to confirm their view, in one chart.
Published:4/22/2019 2:34:54 PM
[World] ATR Encourages Indiana Legislators to Reject Extreme New Taxes on Vapor Products Published:4/22/2019 2:07:45 PM
[World] Earth Day: Stanford scientists see link between global warming and income inequality Rising temperatures have helped create financial disparities between poorer, warmer countries and richer, cooler ones.
Published:4/22/2019 2:07:45 PM
[World] David Cicilline: Obstruction of Justice Is 'Impeachable Offense,' Dems Must Be 'Judicious'

Melissa Francis asked House Democrat David Cicilline (R.I.) Monday about the split in the Democratic Party about whether to pursue the impeachment of President Trump.

Published:4/22/2019 12:43:17 PM
[World] Hoffman: Sri Lanka Terror Bombings Are 'By All Accounts, an Intelligence Failure'

Fox News contributor and former CIA station chief Daniel Hoffman said the Sri Lankan terror attacks on Easter Sunday represent an intelligence failure.

Published:4/22/2019 12:01:57 PM
[World] Huckabee: Mitt Romney 'Trying to Take Jeff Flake's Place' by Making Trump Look Bad

Mike Huckabee said Monday he was "sickened" to hear Sen. Mitt Romney's (R-Utah) most recent criticism of President Trump over conduct laid out by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Published:4/22/2019 11:03:52 AM
[World] Here’s how to watch Tesla’s investor day Tesla Inc. will live-stream its investor day on Monday starting at 11 a.m. Pacific., focusing on its autonomous-driving software and hardware.
Published:4/22/2019 10:32:17 AM
[World] Lahren: As Media, Dems Fixate on Mueller Report, AZ Border City Faces Emergency

Tomi Lahren said on Fox Nation Monday morning that the country must refocus its priorities and address the situation on the southern border, rather than fixate on the Mueller report.

Published:4/22/2019 10:01:17 AM
[World] Sarah Sanders on 'Sad' Dems' Impeachment Talk: 'Not a Winning Message'

House Democrats, including Maxine Waters, Adam Schiff, Elijah Cummings and Jerrold Nadler, are talking impeachment after the release of the Mueller report.

Published:4/22/2019 9:03:09 AM
[World] Live Blog Here is your live blog for the day. Published:4/22/2019 6:30:44 AM
[World] Metals Stocks: Gold moves up from low of the year, tracking higher oil and weaker stocks Gold prices pushed up from the four-month low reached in recent sessions, in part as oil gains lifted the specter of inflation risk, against which gold can act as a hedge, and as stock futures pointed to a lower start for riskier assets.
Published:4/22/2019 6:30:43 AM
[World] The Wall Street Journal: Samsung cancels two Galaxy Fold events after malfunctions in test of $2,000 phone Samsung Electronics Co. abruptly canceled two prelaunch events for its new Galaxy Fold smartphone in Hong Kong and mainland China, following a product headache that began with tech reviewers reporting their test devices had malfunctioned.
Published:4/22/2019 5:38:46 AM
[World] Dire predictions that Trump’s new tax law would cost charities billions of dollars haven’t come true — yet Some feared that doubling the standard deduction would make Americans less likely to donate.
Published:4/22/2019 5:00:13 AM
[World] Livability: Try one of these picturesque destinations this summer— free of tourist traps Find adventure, beauty and relaxation for a spring or summer vacation at one of these U.S. places.
Published:4/22/2019 4:01:05 AM
[World] Futures Movers: Oil prices jump over 2% on expectations U.S. will halt waivers on Iran oil imports Traders return from the long holiday weekend to climbing oil prices, amid reports the U.S. is getting ready to cut off waivers for countries to import oil from Iran.
Published:4/22/2019 1:02:48 AM
[World] Lost adults' bizarre beliefs saturating impressionable young minds

When our son was 3 years old, he was Superman. Then one day he morphed into Flash Gordon, only to quickly turn into a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.

And his older brother? He was also Superman — that is, until he decided he was Batman. But by 5 he was ... Published:4/21/2019 10:59:18 PM

[World] 'American Idol's Top 8 for 2019 Who is still in the running for 'American Idol'? Here are the contestants.
Published:4/21/2019 9:27:30 PM
[World] Liberalism: The Great Anti-Tradition It may have rejected traditional authorities of church and state, but it has put other authorities in their place. Published:4/21/2019 8:59:19 PM
[World] Key Words: Reporter ‘ambushes’ Robert Mueller outside D.C. church after Easter service Heading to his car after an Easter Sunday church service, the taciturn man behind the investigation into Russian collusion, who has managed stay out of the public eye ever since he was hired for the job, finally addressed the media:
Published:4/21/2019 8:27:43 PM
[World] Jimmy Kimmel celebrates son Billy's second birthday: 'We are grateful always' The sweetest thing to happen this Easter may have been the second birthday of Billy Kimmel, son of late-night host Jimmy Kimmel.
Published:4/21/2019 7:57:39 PM
[World] NewsWatch: Stocks are calm and volume has dried up — is this the ‘calm before the storm’? When volatility died down twice last year, stocks crashed, writes Simon Maierhofer.
Published:4/21/2019 4:01:56 PM
[World] The original 'trans-community' is the story of Easter

Trans-gendered. Trans-abled. Trans-species. Trans-identity. It is hard to spend more than five minutes reading the daily news without being bombarded by stories about those who tell us of "transitioning" — stories of what has come to be called the "trans-community."

The premise to this trans-argument goes something like this: No ... Published:4/21/2019 3:05:13 PM

[World] BOOK REVIEW: 'Funny Man: Mel Brooks' by Patrick McGilligan


By Patrick McGilligan

Harper, $40, 624 pages

Sometimes history hangs by a thread. The history of American comedy certainly did one summer night in 1951 Chicago. During the seasonal break from "Your Show of Shows," the reigning king of television comedy, Sid Caesar, had taken members ... Published:4/21/2019 1:59:21 PM

[World] Man shot alongside slain rapper Nipsey Hussle is released from jail Kerry Lathan, wounded in the attack on Nipsey Hussle, was arrested on a parole violation for associating with Hussle, who'd been involved in a gang.
Published:4/21/2019 12:58:14 PM
[World] Andy Cohen's mom trolls his throwback Speedo pic with a few funny, priceless words "Watch What Happens Live" host Andy Cohen posted a vintage photo of himself in a Speedo with his flowing locks in a ponytail. Mom didn't approve.
Published:4/21/2019 12:27:11 PM
[World] Byron York With Mark Levin: Mueller Report Became World's Biggest 'Nevermind'

Byron York said he believes the Mueller report validates President Trump's recent statement that the investigation was "two years of BS."

Published:4/21/2019 8:26:14 AM
[World] Mueller investigation's missed opportunities: FISA, law enforcement reform

The Democrats have made it clear they're not going to let go the contents of special counsel Robert Mueller's report without giving it the full impeachment treatment — without scouring for any trace elements that could give them the means to topple this White House.

This is unfortunate. The Mueller ... Published:4/20/2019 4:36:36 PM

[World] Beyoncè’s Netflix deal reportedly worth $60 million: Variety Netflix, which just announced it added nearly 10 million subscribers in the first quarter, will pay $60 million for the three-project deal with Beyoncé, sources tell entertainment trade publication Variety.
Published:4/20/2019 2:22:06 PM
[World] Key Words: Mueller report is the best book on the Trump White House so far, says Washington Post review Mueller report on election interference “shifts abruptly between riveting insider tales and dense legalisms. Its protagonist doesn’t really come alive until halfway through,” writes Washington Post book critic Carlos Lozada.
Published:4/20/2019 12:50:57 PM
[World] Upgrade: They’re over 60, selling marijuana — and say it’s ‘pretty damn cool’ The number of boomers consuming legal cannabis rose 25% in 2018
Published:4/20/2019 4:48:22 AM
[World] Illinois cop pulls man over — and gives him a ride to his job interview instead of a ticket And guess what? He got the job.
Published:4/19/2019 4:14:30 PM
[World] Eric Swalwell Pressed on Double Standard on Impeachment After Mueller Report

Julie Banderas pressed 2020 presidential candidate Eric Swalwell on his call for Attorney General William Barr to resign, as well as other Democrats' consideration of holding impeachment proceedings against President Trump.

Published:4/19/2019 1:45:13 PM
[World] Rep. Ro Khanna on Calls for Trump Impeachment: 'Nancy Pelosi Sets the Agenda'

House Democrat Ro Khanna (Calif.) said Friday it's "reasonable" for Democrats to demand to see the full, unredacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report.

Published:4/19/2019 12:43:18 PM
[World] CNN Disgraces Itself as the Mueller Report Shatters Media Dreams Journalists were left stumbling over their words and wondering whether Bill Clinton's impeachers had a point. Published:4/19/2019 12:13:32 PM
[World] 5 TV shows and movies to binge-watch over the long Easter weekend Whether you want to watch something funny and solo or something epic and with the whole family, we have five TV shows and movies that are perfect to binge-watch over the long Easter weekend.
Published:4/19/2019 11:42:40 AM
[World] Timothy Cardinal Dolan Gives Notre Dame Update, Easter Message on Fox & Friends

Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the archbishop of New York, offered an update of the Notre Dame cathedral fire and expressed that this Easter weekend should bring hope to all.

Published:4/19/2019 11:12:59 AM
[World] Mark Levin Blasts Robert Mueller Obstruction Op-Ed In Trump Russia Report

Mark Levin said Friday that the second part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Trump-Russia collusion is "crap" and simply an opinion-editorial on the former FBI directors thoughts about obstruction of justice.

Published:4/19/2019 10:11:45 AM
[World] Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham Sound Off on Robert Mueller's Findings

Sean Hannity said President Trump has been "totally vindicated" by the report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, declaring that "the witch hunt is officially over."

Published:4/19/2019 9:44:15 AM
[World] Take a break from Harry and Meghan baby watch to look back at these historic royal births If you can't wait for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's baby to be born, enjoy looking back at these historic royal births, from the 1940s to today.
Published:4/19/2019 9:44:14 AM
[World] The Wall Street Journal: House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler issues subpoena for full unredacted Mueller report Nadler says he expects the Justice Department to comply by May 1.
Published:4/19/2019 9:22:36 AM
[World] 'The Five', Dan Bongino, Gutfeld, Harf, Watters, Perino on Mueller Report Release

"The Five" reacted Thursday after the release of the redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report, which did not identify Trump-Russia collusion or criminal instances of obstruction of justice by President Trump.

Published:4/19/2019 8:42:33 AM
[World] Weekend Sip: This Passover, it’s time to think pink (as in wine) Rosé wines from Israel deserve a place at the holiday table.
Published:4/19/2019 8:42:32 AM
[World] Tucker Carlson: 'Mueller Probe Didn't Destroy Trump, But Did a Lot to Destroy This Country'

Tucker Carlson opined Thursday night on the two-year-long Russia investigation, which wrapped up with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report being released to the public.

Published:4/19/2019 8:14:40 AM
[World] Mueller report reveals internet trolls, Facebook messages and LinkedIn job pitches surrounding Trump’s 2016 campaign The 448-page report mentioned Facebook at least 79 times and Twitter 68 times.
Published:4/19/2019 8:14:38 AM
[World] 40 Fascinating Facts About Kate Hudson's Life and Career Kate Hudson, Daily Front Row AwardsKate the great is celebrating a milestone. Kate Hudson turns 40 on April 19, and she already revealed her big plans to celebrate in style, recently saying on LIVE With Kelly and Ryan,...
Published:4/19/2019 5:16:24 AM
[World] Mueller's big revelation: 'You're fired' works better on reality TV than in real White House

For President Trump's enemies, the salient and exploitable feature of special counsel Robert Mueller's report, released on Thursday, was Mr. Trump's attempts to interfere with an investigation that his own government was conducting.

The problem was the government was investigating Mr. Trump.

The president succumbed, you could say, to that ... Published:4/19/2019 4:41:27 AM

[World] Watch 'Earth' video, see which animals Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and other stars play Lil Dicky's "Earth," a song and animated music video, features the collaboration of 30 stars and is part of a new climate-change awareness initiative.
Published:4/18/2019 11:11:24 PM
[World] Kirsten Gillibrand, other Democrats deserve coal in their stockings after Mueller report findings

It was Christmas again this week and all the Democrats got in their stockings were two or three lumps of coal. Or maybe it wasn't Christmas, but Groundhog Day.

The earlier summary of Robert Mueller's findings was only a summary, after all, and everyone knew the actual report had all ... Published:4/18/2019 9:40:26 PM

[World] The Meaning of Notre Dame in a Humanist Age A country whose revolution tried to erase history has drawn us mercifully back to our past. Published:4/18/2019 8:03:58 PM
[World] North Korea may have done world a favor with weapon test

It's only a flesh wound.

That's the line that the South Korean government and the semi-permanent community of ineffectual "Korea watchers" who populate the offices along Massachusetts Avenue in Northwest Washington are taking in response to North Korea's latest provocation.

Sure, Pyongyang this week fired off what the South Korean ... Published:4/18/2019 7:40:31 PM

[World] 'Swamp Thing' rises in first teaser trailer, but DC Comics show's future is murky Ian Ziering shows off the "Swamp Thing" first look and it's ugly. Also not pretty: Warner Bros. is cutting back on the show's episodes.
Published:4/18/2019 7:09:05 PM
[World] Medical examiner: Clark Gable's grandson died of overdose According to a medical examiner, Clark Gable's grandson Clark James Gable was killed by a combination of opioids and a sedative.
Published:4/18/2019 6:39:10 PM
[World] 'Aladdin': Will Smith calls the shifting backlash over his blue genie 'very funny' Despite criticism and many memes that ensued over his blue genie character, Will Smith appears to be unbothered by the reactions from social media.
Published:4/18/2019 5:08:56 PM
[World] Mark Meadows: Adam Schiff Shoudl Fess Up That He Didn't Have Proof of Collusion

House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows said Thursday that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff should "fess up" to the fact he "didn't have what [evidence] he said he had" of Trump-Russian collusion.

Published:4/18/2019 4:19:21 PM
[World] Capitol Report: Key report on NAFTA successor finds deal would make only a slight boost to economy New report released by U.S. International Trade Commission shows small gains for U.S. economy
Published:4/18/2019 3:39:28 PM
[World] Trump on Mueller Report: 'This Hoax Should Never Happen to Another President Again'

President Trump reacted triumphantly Thursday morning after Attorney General William Barr spoke to reporters about the release of the redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report.

Published:4/18/2019 3:07:58 PM
[World] Kellyanne Conway Post-Mueller Report: Adam Schiff Should Resign or Produce 'Evidence' of Collusion

Following the release of the Mueller report, Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway said Democrats like Rep. Adam Schiff should "put up or shut up."

Published:4/18/2019 2:08:00 PM
[World] Is my child safe from the measles? Pediatrician answers parents' commonly asked questions Everything parents need to know about measles, including if a child needs a booster shot, how to identify it and can a child get it if vaccinated.
Published:4/18/2019 2:07:59 PM
[World] Amazon’s audiobook of the Mueller report has an Orwellian price tag of $19.84 The price for one version of the audiobook for Audible members appears to be a pointed jab at President Trump and an allusion to George Orwell’s ‘1984.’
Published:4/18/2019 1:36:53 PM
[World] Chris Wallace: It Appears Trump 'Tremendous Debt of Gratitude' to Aides Who Ignored His Orders

Chris Wallace said one of the most interesting revelations from the Mueller report is that President Trump repeatedly directed staff to do things that may have interfered with the Russia investigation, but no one pursued them.

Published:4/18/2019 12:43:37 PM
[World] The Populists Who Could Take Over the European Union EU leaders are waking up to their worst nightmare: right-wing parties that want to change it from within. Published:4/18/2019 12:10:07 PM
[World] Bret Baier Reacts to Mueller Report No Collusion Maybe Before 2018 Elections

Bret Baier proffered the consideration Thursday as to whether Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team had already concluded prior to the 2018 midterm elections that there was no collusion between Donald Trump and Russia.

Published:4/18/2019 11:36:29 AM
[World] Economic Report: Mortgage rates tick up, but applications hit a 9-year high Rates for home loans were modestly higher, but consumer demand, as measured by applications for mortgages, remained robust.
Published:4/18/2019 11:36:27 AM
[World] Tyler Henry Goes From Hollywood Medium to Baguette Whisperer in Hilarious ASMR Video Tyler Henry ASMRTyler Henry is practiced at spreading serenity through psychic readings, but it looks like the clairvoyant is trying out some new techniques! The Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry star...
Published:4/18/2019 11:07:07 AM
[World] Shapiro Says Beto's Campaign Is Toast: 'Buttigieg Drank His Milkshake'

Beto O'Rouke has only been in the 2020 presidential race for a little more than a month, but Ben Shapiro thinks the former Texas congressman's campaign is already "toast."

Published:4/18/2019 10:06:54 AM
[World] Economic Report: Economy speeds up in March, but not at a very fast pace, leading indicators show A survey of economic conditions in the U.S. rose in March after hardly any gain in the first two months of the year, pointing to steady if unspectacular growth in the months ahead. The leading economic index increased 0.4% in March.
Published:4/18/2019 9:36:49 AM
[World] Tomi Lahren on Lori Loughlin Playing the Victim Amid College Admissions Scandal

In her "First Thoughts" on Fox Nation Thursday, Tomi Lahren slammed Lori Loughlin for attempting to play the victim in the college admissions scandal.

Published:4/18/2019 9:14:34 AM
[World] Why you may want to think twice before buying a home in the exurbs Roughly a decade ago, the exurbs were ground zero for the housing crisis. Today, they’re hotter than ever.
Published:4/18/2019 9:14:33 AM
[World] Bob Dylan nearly falls during show, scolds audience for using phones Bob Dylan was performing "Blowing in The Wind when he took a step back, looking angry, and tripped over a guitar monitor.
Published:4/18/2019 8:38:28 AM
[World] Walgreens adds e-commerce package pick-up and return service to thousands of stores Walgreens partners with customer-experience specialist Narvar to add package pick-up and return service to 8,000 store locations.
Published:4/18/2019 8:38:28 AM
[World] Mueller Report Release: Dan Bongino Says Russia Probe Was Anti-Trump 'Hoax' From Start

Dan Bongino said he expects Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report will demonstrate that the whole Russia investigation was a "hoax," but that won't stop the media and Democrats' anti-President Trump attacks.

Published:4/18/2019 7:36:47 AM
[World] Rapper Kodak Black a no-show for Boston concerts as fans brawl outside club, reports say Kodak Black who recently came under fire for flirting with the fiancee of slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, failed to show up for two Wednesday shows in Boston, where fans brawled outside the venue.
Published:4/18/2019 7:36:46 AM
[World] Market Extra: ‘Junk’ bonds are off to best start to year since 2009, as ‘soft landing’ hopes take hold High-yield corporate bonds are off to the best start to a year since 2009 after the Fed’s dovish pivot.
Published:4/18/2019 7:36:45 AM
[World] Upgrade: The $51,000 mistake 1 in 4 young retirement savers has already made Adult households under 35 are drowning in nearly $2 trillion in debt. They often handle it badly.
Published:4/18/2019 7:05:20 AM
[World] Market Extra: Which markets are closed on Good Friday? The major U.S. financial exchanges will be closed on Friday.
Published:4/18/2019 6:36:36 AM
[World] Live Blog Here is your live blog for the day. Published:4/18/2019 5:35:45 AM
[World] America's shifting demographics, and why GOP should smile

America, come 2020, will have for the first time more Hispanics eligible to vote in the election than blacks — than any other racial or ethnic minority group, for that matter.

That explains why the left is so heck-bent on keeping southern borders as open as can be. But it ... Published:4/18/2019 5:11:24 AM

[World] Futures Movers: Oil prices slip but cling to nearly 5-month highs as supply clarity awaited Oil futures prices were confined to a tight range early Thursday though remained near the roughly five-month highs struck in recent sessions as bigger supply questions color trading sentiment.
Published:4/18/2019 5:11:23 AM
[World] Aristopopulism During Holy Week A Lenten Gospel passage reminds us what happens when elites and the people don't support each other. Published:4/17/2019 9:07:16 PM
[World] Hideous 'Swamp Thing' rises in first teaser trailer, but DC Comics show's future is murky Ian Ziering shows off the "Swamp Thing" first look and it's ugly. Also not pretty: Warner Bros. is cutting back on the show's episodes.
Published:4/17/2019 8:34:32 PM
[World] Pinterest prices IPO at $19 a share, valuation tops $10 billion Pinterest Inc. priced its initial public offering higher than expected Wednesday, raising more than $1.4 billion and valuing the company at more than $10 billion.
Published:4/17/2019 7:32:49 PM
[World] Benjamin Netanyahu is neither loved nor particularly liked in Israel, but necessary for survival

Benjamin Netanyahu just won his fifth term as prime minister of Israel. He's not the most beloved in the pantheon of Israeli leaders. As a patriarch, he has no aura. In this re-election he was haunted by allegations of corruption and his political rhetoric of expediency lacks trustworthiness. He's not ... Published:4/17/2019 7:01:46 PM

[World] Homeland Security should designate fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction

The Trump administration has been aggressive in using executive branch tools to address the cascading opioid crisis in America. Hope remains that Congress may take additional legislative action this year.

But this crisis requires additional action.

This week it was reported Homeland Security is considering designating fentanyl as a "weapon ... Published:4/17/2019 5:01:10 PM

[World] Pier 1 Imports to close up to 145 stores in yet another attempt to stall steep decline Pier 1 Imports plans to close at least 45 stores and potentially up to 100 more as it seeks to cut costs after another disappointing holiday season.
Published:4/17/2019 4:31:47 PM
[World] John Delaney 2020 Democratic Candidate on Chances to Beat Bernie, Biden, Donald Trump

Former Maryland Congressman John Delaney, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, spoke to Harris Faulkner about his electoral prospects and comments from President Trump about who the Republican sees as the eventual front-runners.

Published:4/17/2019 4:03:43 PM
[World] NewsWatch: Why stock-market volumes are the lowest in months as the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq test records A recent resurgence for stocks after a more than six-month corrective hiatus has many market participants questioning its durability, with trading volumes holding near the lowest levels of 2019.
Published:4/17/2019 4:03:42 PM
[World] Cory Booker Notes There's an Issue at the Southern Border on Immigration

Brian Kilmeade said 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Cory Booker "noticed that there is an issue at the [U.S.-Mexico] border" and that it was refreshing to hear a Democratic candidate publicly take that position.

Published:4/17/2019 1:30:49 PM
[World] Exclusive: See 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' opening tribute to the high five Detective Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) is overwrought as Capt. Ray Holt (Andre Braugher) excludes him from a high-five party on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine.'
Published:4/17/2019 1:30:47 PM
[World] Blue Ivy steals the show, and more major moments from Beyonce's Netflix doc, 'Homecoming' In 'Homecoming,' Beyoncé reveals everything from Coachella show prep to sweet moments with Blue Ivy, who sings like mom in the Netflix film.
Published:4/17/2019 1:03:27 PM
[World] The Tell: A crying baby just cost one trader a 6,000% return on his Qualcomm position Qualcomm made a lot of investors a lot of money this week when its stock surged on word of the chip maker’s long-awaited settlement with Apple. An Australian options trader was not one of those investors.
Published:4/17/2019 1:03:27 PM
[World] Karl Rove Reacts to Nancy Pelosi Saying 'Everything Is at Stake' in 2020 Election

Fox News contributor Karl Rove called out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's "over-the-top" comments about the 2020 election and what's at stake for the nation.

Published:4/17/2019 12:31:16 PM
[World] Capitol Report: Mueller report: How it could unleash ‘stormy weather’ on the stock market As Washington braces for Thursday’s release of the Mueller report, investing strategists are trying to assess what it could mean for the U.S. stock market.
Published:4/17/2019 12:00:26 PM
[World] Judge Andrew Napolitano on Liberty File on FISA Court Abuse By Andrew McCabe

Judge Andrew Napolitano said on "Fox Nation" that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court is an obvious violation of the Constitution.

Published:4/17/2019 10:59:56 AM
[World] Rick Scott Chuck Schumer Twitter Feud on Puerto Rico Relief

Sen. Rick Scott responded to criticism from Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, after the Florida Republican spoke out in support of a failed bill aimed at helping Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria.

Published:4/17/2019 10:29:47 AM
[World] Livability: 5 great cities where you can afford to buy a house even on a $50k salary It’s still possible to buy a home with a salary of $50,000 or less — you just have to know where to look
Published:4/17/2019 10:01:54 AM
[World] Peter King on Mueller Report: Expect No Evidence of Collusion, Democrats to Focus on Obstruction

Just one day before the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report, Rep. Peter King said he expects that Democrats will "hang their hat" on allegations that President Trump obstructed justice.

Published:4/17/2019 9:30:40 AM
[World] Next Avenue: How do the world’s oldest people make their money last? In Okinawa, long-lived residents always have a reason to get up in the morning.
Published:4/17/2019 9:03:14 AM
[World] Tomi Lahren 'First Thoughts' on Bernie Sanders Town Hall, Criticism of One Percent

In her First Thoughts on Fox Nation Friday morning, Tomi Lahren said Sen. Bernie Sanders is hypocritical for railing against the "one percent" for years but remaining unapologetic after it was revealed that he himself is a millionaire.

Published:4/17/2019 8:29:32 AM
[World] Beyoncé’s Coachella performance is just the latest sign of renewed interest in black colleges — and may have encouraged some students to enroll A documentary about her performance, called Homecoming, premiers Wednesday on Netflix.
Published:4/17/2019 8:29:30 AM
[World] Joe Concha: Pete Buttigieg 'Checks Off a Lot of Boxes' for the Media

Media reporter Joe Concha appeared on "Fox & Friends" Wednesday to explain how Pete Buttigieg has become the press' "it" candidate.

Published:4/17/2019 8:00:43 AM
[World] TaxWatch: Here’s why you may want to reconsider doing that backdoor Roth IRA conversion Plenty of potential pitfalls and booby traps.
Published:4/17/2019 8:00:41 AM
[World] 5 unmissable moments from Beyoncé's 'Homecoming' documentary on Netflix In 'Homecoming,' Beyoncé gets personal, revealing everything from show prep to how she suffered from preeclampsia during her pregnancy with the twins.
Published:4/17/2019 5:28:35 AM
[World] Live Blog Here is your live blog for the day. Published:4/17/2019 5:28:34 AM
[World] Response to Mueller report Thursday can make or break Trump and his remarkable makeover of GOP

The response to the expected release of special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report on Thursday can make or break President Trump's reelection prospects for next year.

The effectiveness of that response can also undo Mr. Trump's remarkable "America first!"-populist makeover of the Republican Party in the last 2½ years.

It's ... Published:4/17/2019 4:58:40 AM

[World] Miners drag London markets lower Concerns over iron ore production pull BHP Group and others down
Published:4/17/2019 4:33:32 AM
[World] 'Jeopardy!' contestant James Holzhauer wins again, inches closer to Ken Jennings' record As of Tuesday, contestant James Holzhauer had earned $566,660. This puts the professional sports gambler behind only 'Jeopardy!' legend Ken Jennings in total winnings.
Published:4/16/2019 8:26:10 PM
[World] The Democrats’ Coming Sister Souljah Moment Sooner or later, they'll need to distance themselves from the radicalism of Ilhan Omar. Published:4/16/2019 8:26:10 PM
[World] Democrats appear to see nothing wrong with Ilhan Omar diminishing one of America's great tragedies

If a politician of Japanese extraction were addressing a "largely Japanese-American audience" and characterized the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor as "some people did something," would you think that those words diminished the loss of life and of property suffered by our country 78 years ago in the ... Published:4/16/2019 7:55:30 PM

[World] BOOK REVIEW: 'Spearhead' by Adam Makos


By Adam Makos

Ballantine Books, $28, 393 pages

Claustrophobes, beware. "Spearhead" spends many of its pages inside tanks — doughty Shermans, dreaded Panthers, one mighty Pershing in particular — and inside the heads of ... Published:4/16/2019 6:56:04 PM

[World] Sophie Turner Says She Considered Suicide Over Game of Thrones Criticism Sophie Turner, New York Comic Con 2018Sophie Turner is opening up about the impact that fame has had on mental health. Fans first got to know the Brit as a young Sansa Stark when Game of Thrones premiered in 2011, which shot...
Published:4/16/2019 4:57:22 PM
[World] David Webb on Sanctuary Cities: Trump Calling Democrats Bluff

On "Fox Nation," David Webb said that President Trump is "simply calling the Democrats' bluff based on their constant bluster" about sanctuary cities.

Published:4/16/2019 4:28:14 PM
[World] 'The Hunchback of Notre-Dame' shoots to the top of Amazon's best-sellers list in France It's been 188 years since its publication, and Victor Hugo's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" is once again a best-seller in France.
Published:4/16/2019 3:57:14 PM
[World] These are the 3 biggest sleep myths An analysis of the 20 most common misconceptions about sleep named these three the biggest health risks.
Published:4/16/2019 3:57:13 PM
[World] Tony Katz Says Put Asylum Shelters In Hometowns of Democratic Candidates

Indiana radio host Tony Katz reacted to the debate over President Trump's idea that illegal immigrants and asylum seekers that are unable to be housed at the border should be sent to sanctuary cities.

Published:4/16/2019 3:26:23 PM
[World] The Fed: White House says it’s talking to a number of Fed candidates as Cain, Moore nominations still not put forward The White House is talking to a number of possible candidates for the Fed, White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said Tuesday.
Published:4/16/2019 2:30:34 PM
[World] Lisa Boothe: Donald Trump's Saving Grace Against Bernie Is Economy

Reacting to Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) Fox News Channel town hall event in Pennsylvania, Lisa Boothe said President Trump's "saving grace" against the democratic socialist's candidacy is the strong economy.

Published:4/16/2019 1:54:24 PM
[World] The 5-star reviews on these 5 Amazon products are probably fake A new report claims Amazon is plagued with thousands of fake reviews.
Published:4/16/2019 1:54:23 PM
[World] One reason lawmakers are hesitant to fix Social Security: the millennials Critics of increasing revenue by taxation say young workers can’t afford it, while others say they can’t afford not to pay more for Social Security expansion.
Published:4/16/2019 12:56:12 PM
[World] Mike Rowe on College Admissions Scandal: 'We're Obsessed With Credentialing,' Not Education

Mike Rowe joined Tucker Carlson Monday night to give his take on the college admissions scandal.

Published:4/16/2019 12:24:27 PM
[World] Capitalist Tool Electoral successes have caused conservatives to lose sight of an important question: what is it that we are trying to conserve? Published:4/16/2019 12:24:26 PM
[World] Capitol Report: Sanders’ ‘Medicare for All’ gets cheers at Fox News town hall Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” proposal got cheers on Monday night at a Fox News town hall, giving the hosts a surprise as the appearance prompted a response from President Donald Trump.
Published:4/16/2019 12:24:26 PM
[World] TaxWatch: A tale of two tax returns — one nasty and one nice As of early April, the federal government has paid $5.7 billion less in refunds versus last year.
Published:4/16/2019 11:57:07 AM
[World] Judge Napolitano on Taxation Is Theft: Income Tax Aggression Against Property

On the day after Tax Day, Judge Andrew Napolitano said on "Fox Nation" that if "aggression" against one's private property is theft, then "taxation is theft."

Published:4/16/2019 11:29:19 AM
[World] The Fed: The market isn’t pricing in an erosion of Fed independence. Or is it? For all the stated concern about Fed independence, it’s not easy to find signs financial market participants are losing confidence in the central bank.
Published:4/16/2019 9:24:44 AM
[World] 'Angel Mom': Border Crisis Is a 'Political Game' for Newsom, Other Dems

An "Angel Mom" had some strong words for California Gov. Gavin Newsom and other Democratic leaders for failing to address the crisis at the southern border.

Published:4/16/2019 8:54:00 AM
[World] Need to Know: Global growth and stocks could be set for lift off, says UBS Our call of the day, from a team of UBS strategists, says investors have been too negative when it comes to global growth expectations, and that’s good news for equities.
Published:4/16/2019 8:25:15 AM
[World] Rush Limbaugh Supports Trump's Proposal to Release Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities

Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh is a big supporter of President Trump's proposed plan to release immigrant detainees into sanctuary cities.

Published:4/16/2019 7:58:25 AM
[World] Key Words: Stock market at ‘risk of a melt-up, not a meltdown’, warns BlackRock’s Larry Fink BlackRock Inc. Chief Exeuctive Larry Fink says that with stocks knocking on the door of record highs, a surge to the upside appears more likely than a market collapse
Published:4/16/2019 7:58:08 AM
[World] Live Blog Here is your live blog for the day. Published:4/16/2019 5:23:52 AM
[World] 'Climate refugees' -- Democrats' new tool to kill U.S. borders

The left has a new tool to bring illegals to America — to wedge border doors a bit wider in defiance of law and order — and it goes like this: climate change.

The weather.

The weather is making people flee their countries and come to America.

And as the ... Published:4/16/2019 4:52:39 AM

[World] An imaginary look at an imaginary 2020 election

The polls haven't yet opened, and it's already time to count the ballots. Everybody wants to know who won next year. It's not much of a horse race yet, but we've got a lot of horses, even if most of them will eventually run straight to the glue works.

But ... Published:4/15/2019 8:50:38 PM

[World] Navy SEAL on Trial: War Criminal or Patriot? The 18-year-old war on terror comes home as Eddie Gallagher faces charges of killing civilians and trying to cover it up. Published:4/15/2019 8:19:51 PM
[World] Is America turning into a nation of dunces?

"Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government." So wrote Thomas Jefferson in 1789.

But if Jefferson were to read the results of the latest survey from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, he might seriously doubt modern America's capacity for self-governance. It shows that ... Published:4/15/2019 4:50:35 PM

[World] The Ratings Game: Best Buy CEO succession plan gives investors pause though analysts are upbeat Some investors may be concerned after news that Best Buy’s CEO Hubert Joly is stepping down, but analysts are upbeat about his successor, Corie Barry.
Published:4/15/2019 3:18:44 PM
[World] VIDEO: Spire Atop Iconic Notre Dame Cathedral Collapses in Massive Fire

A fire engulfed the iconic Notre Dame cathedral in Paris Monday, bringing down the main spire as firefighters worked feverishly to salvage the 12th-century structure.

Published:4/15/2019 2:49:33 PM
[World] Bond Report: Treasury yields edge lower as stock-market weakness draws haven buying Treasury prices rose slightly Monday, pushing yields lower, after modest weakness in stocks helped give a bullish tilt to the bond market, as investors sought out haven assets.
Published:4/15/2019 2:49:32 PM
[World] 'Outnumbered' Reacts to Mueller Report Release Date, Reaction From Democratic Lawmakers

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's much-anticipated Russia report is set to be released to the public and Congress on Thursday morning, the Justice Department announced.

Published:4/15/2019 2:22:31 PM
[World] Futures Movers: Oil ends lower as Russia reportedly questions output cuts on concerns over market share Oil futures end lower Monday on the heels of multiweek gains, as a Russian official reportedly questions his country’s participation in the OPEC-led production cut deal on concerns over market share.
Published:4/15/2019 2:22:29 PM
[World] Charles Gross, longtime professor and husband to Joyce Carol Oates, dies at 83 Charles Gross, a longtime Princeton professor of neuroscience and husband to author Joyce Carol Oates, has died. He was 83.
Published:4/15/2019 12:49:14 PM
[World] Tomi Lahren Urges Buttigieg, Dems to Ditch 'Tired Identity Politics'

In her "First Thoughts" on Fox Nation Monday morning, Tomi Lahren weighed in on the back-and-forth between Vice President Mike Pence and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg.

Published:4/15/2019 12:19:52 PM
[World] Shameless' Jeremy Allen White Is Engaged to Addison Timlin Jeremy Allen White, Addison TimlinCongratulations are in order for Jeremy Allen White and Addison Timlin! The Shameless star is engaged to his longtime love and former co-star, Us Weekly reports. The couple first sparked...
Published:4/15/2019 11:21:29 AM
[World] Why older workers are ideal employees This 71-year-old now employs workers in their 60s.
Published:4/15/2019 11:21:29 AM
[World] Currencies: Dollar slips as Trump blames Fed for markets not trading more bullishly The U.S. dollar extends a recent downtrend that saw it lose further ground against most of its major rivals, as President Donald Trump over the weekend delivered his latest salvo against the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy.
Published:4/15/2019 10:17:54 AM
[World] Alan Dershowitz Calls Out 'Double Standard' From Democrats on Clinton, Trump Investigations

Alan Dershowitz called out the "double standard" he's seeing from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler and other Democrats in advance of the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report.

Published:4/15/2019 9:51:46 AM
[World] The Ratings Game: Disney’s most outspoken bear reluctantly upgrades the stock BTIG analyst Richard Greenfield upgrades Walt Disney Co.’s stock to neutral from sell, ending a multiyear bearish call on the shares.
Published:4/15/2019 9:51:44 AM
[World] 'The Greg Gutfeld Show' Mocks Agenda-Driven Journalists in Hilarious Parody Ad

This weekend's "Greg Gutfeld Show" featured a humorous parody ad for an organization that caters to agenda-driven journalists.

Published:4/15/2019 8:47:35 AM
[World] Tom Homan on President Trump Proposal to Send Illegal Immigrants to Sanctuary Cities

Former Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan supports President Trump's "ingenious" idea to release immigrant detainees in sanctuary cities.

Published:4/15/2019 8:17:53 AM
[World] Colorado Sheriff James van Beek Explains Opposition to 'Red Flag' Gun Law

Colorado has officially adopted a "red flag" gun law, but Eagle County Sheriff James van Beek believes the controversial legislation is an overreach.

Published:4/15/2019 7:49:07 AM
[World] 'Game of Thrones' Season 8: Images from the final episodes "Game of Thrones" is finally back after a nearly two-year hiatus. Click through to see photos from  the eighth and final season.
Published:4/15/2019 7:16:16 AM
[World] Live Blog Here is your live blog for the day. Published:4/15/2019 6:16:12 AM
[World] What Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer’s $15 million investment in this restaurant chain says about the future of fast food Grabbing meals on the go doesn’t mean burgers and fries anymore.
Published:4/15/2019 4:46:00 AM
[World] 2 dads, 1 mom: Bald eagles raising 3 young in rare single nest and you can watch A rare nest of two males and one female bald eagle are raising three eaglets in Illinois and you can watch on a live webcam.
Published:4/14/2019 10:15:06 PM
[World] Easter is perfect time to offer forgiveness, redemption to former inmates

Christians around the world celebrate Easter in commemoration of the redemption and restoration God so generously offers through the death and resurrection of His son. Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice so that each of us might be forgiven of our sins and be reconciled to God.

Christ's death on the ... Published:4/14/2019 9:44:06 PM

[World] The New York Post: Pelosi on standing up to Trump: ‘You throw a punch, you better take a punch’ House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, describing a tense meeting in the Oval Office with Trump last year over the border wall and an impending government shutdown, said she can give as good as she gets.
Published:4/14/2019 8:15:02 PM
[World] Putin, Xi, Assad, & Maduro vs. the American Hegemon The U.S. is now the common enemy and a new axis is working to make it irrelevant. Published:4/14/2019 7:43:31 PM
[World] 'Dancing With the Stars' pros Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson are married Forget the coveted Mirrorball Trophy. "Dancing With the Stars" pros Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson have some new bling in their lives: wedding rings.
Published:4/14/2019 3:44:30 PM
[World] In Maine, the weather lets you know who's boss, and awakens the call of poetry


So, we left springtime behind — Northern Virginia's 70-degree weather and cherry trees in their full glory — to drive to Maine, where weather lets you know who's boss.

Quicker than you can say "Polar Vortex," or "Bomb Cyclone" or whatever liberals conjure up as scary proof of ... Published:4/14/2019 2:42:14 PM

[World] Key Words: Donald Trump: The stock market should be as much as 10,000 points higher The value of the U.S. stock market has risen by $9.1 trillion, or 35.6%, since Election Day in 2016, according to Wilshire Associates. For President Donald Trump, that’s not nearly enough.
Published:4/14/2019 1:11:42 PM
[World] 'SNL' shines spotlight on K-pop sensation BTS, fans shower the group with praise It was hard to miss the excitement that was K-pop sensation BTS' "Saturday Night Live" appearance.
Published:4/14/2019 9:43:46 AM
[World] Jeff Reeves's Strength in Numbers: The 5 biggest questions about Netflix’s earnings Wall Street wants answers about Netflix’s customers, competition, and content, writes Jeff Reeves.
Published:4/14/2019 9:43:45 AM
[World] Democrat Cory Booker seeks campaign momentum, readies for national swing Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker returned on Saturday to the city where he earned his political chops, hoping for a surge as he undertakes a two-week tour around the country.
Published:4/13/2019 3:36:01 PM
[World] Key Words: ECB’s Mario Draghi worries about central bank independence ‘in most important jurisdiction in the world’ Mario Draghi, the head of the European Central Bank, indicates he’s worried about the independence of the Federal Reserve.
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[World] Economic Preview: Spring is here again — and that probably means a reinvigorated U.S. economy Ah, spring. Blooming flowers, flowering trees — and a more vigorously growing U.S. economy. That’s been a recurring pattern since the U.S. emerged from the cauldron of the 2007-2009 Great Recession. And it looks like it might happen again.
Published:4/13/2019 11:07:27 AM
[World] The return of the politicking pastors

Back in the days before President Donald Trump was president, Pastor Jentezen Franklin of Free Chapel traveled from Gainesville, Georgia, to New York City for a gathering of 15 or so faith leaders at Trump Tower to discuss the evangelical vote. And they were asked by Trump, as ... Published:4/13/2019 10:38:07 AM

[World] The Ratings Game: Apple stock gets another downgrade to sell: the iPhone ‘air pocket is real’ For the second time this week, an analyst has slapped a bearish rating on Apple Inc.’s stock.
Published:4/13/2019 9:37:59 AM
[World] I watched Donald Glover's 'Guava Island' at Coachella. Here's what you should know The hour-long film follows Deni, an island musician played by Childish Gambino, and Kofi, his love interest, played by Rihanna.
Published:4/13/2019 8:40:42 AM
[World] An increasing number of savers are rejecting retirement accounts in favor of these investments Some investors are opting for liquid accounts over traditional tax-deferred plans
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[World] 'Star Wars': Meet the galaxy's new fresh face, 'Rise of Skywalker' star Naomi Ackie The recent "Star Wars" films are known for introducing new talent like Daisy Ridley. Now meet the fresh face of 'The Rise of Skywalker,' Naomi Ackie.
Published:4/12/2019 9:09:16 PM
[World] In One Chart: This one chart shows how crazy Amazon is making the Northern Virginia housing market The planned second headquarters of Amazon - and the understanding that it will bring thousands of highly-paid workers requiring housing - is skewing the real estate market in surrounding counties of Northern Virginia.
Published:4/12/2019 6:40:14 PM
[World] Harris Faulkner Town Hall in Iowa, Talks Green New Deal with Ed Rendell Pennsylvania Gov

2020 Democrats who are rallying around Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Edward Markey's (D-Mass) Green New Deal do so "at their peril," according to reporting by Harris Faulkner.

Published:4/12/2019 4:05:58 PM
[World] :@WilliamBaude: Death and the Shadow Docket

The Supreme Court's efforts to shift procedures in death penalty litigation.

A couple months ago, the Supreme Court lifted a stay of execution in Dunn v. Ray, allowing Alabama to execute a man despite the prison's refusal to let his imam attend to him in the execution chamber. While much of the controversy about the case was about the religious discrimination angle, the Court's opinion stressed an issue of timing -- the Court claimed that he had raised the issue too late in the day, and that this was an independent reason to deny his claim for relief. Four Justices joined a very powerful dissent written by Justice Kagan. (I wrote about this here.)

Then in late March, the Supreme Court granted a stay of execution in Murphy v. Collier, a similar case out of Texas (this one involving a Buddhist). Two Justices, Thomas and Gorsuch, announced their dissent. Justice Kavanaugh, who had necessarily joined the majority in Dunn v. Ray, wrote an opinion explaining why he ruled in favor of the prisoner on the religious discrimination issue. He also included a footnote announcing that the case was different from Dunn v. Ray on the timing issue because "Murphy made his request to the state in a sufficiently timely manner, one month before his scheduled execution."

Many observers were not convinced that the timing was that different, since Ray had made his request to the state two weeks before his execution, and the difference between two weeks and a month seems somewhat arbitrary. Indeed, Ray actually filed his lawsuit sooner than Dunn. Ray sued ten days before his execution; Murphy sued in state court eight days before his execution and in federal court two days before his execution. But Ray died and Murphy lived.

Because both of these decisions were dealt with on the orders list (or the "shadow docket") rather than the merits docket, the Court provided only very brief explanations of its decision. Justices Gorsuch and Thomas did not explain their dissent in the Murphy case. We also do not know how Justice Alito or Chief Justice Roberts voted in Murphy. Unlike with merits opinions, it is possible for a Justice to dissent from an order without publicly noting it, so the decision might have been 7-2, 6-3, or 5-4. And if those justices voted with the majority in Murphy, we don't know whether they agreed with Justice Kavanaugh about how to distinguish Dunn. But the combination of the cases prompted various explanations, such as the possibility that different lawyering or different amicus participation made the difference, or that the Court had felt the blowback from its Dunn decision and was quietly beating a retreat.

Then the plot thickened. In Bucklew v. Precythe, a merits case about an Eighth Amendment challenge to an execution protocol, Justice Gorsuch's opinion for the Court included a 2-page section at the end of the opinion raising general concerns about litigation that delayed the death penalty. The Court reiterated that "federal courts can and should protect settled state jugments from undue interference by invoking their equitable powers to dismiss or curtail suits that are pursued in a dilatory fashion or based on speculative theories." And it doubled down on Dunn v. Ray, including a long footnote reiterating Ray's claim had involved undue delay. So it doesn't seem like there is a retreat.

Finally, last night in Dunn v. Price, the Supreme Court divided 5-4 over another request to lift a stay. The Court lifted a stay imposed by the Eleventh Circuit because Price's complaint was too late -- but he had challenged his April execution in February (though he had also "submitted additional evidence ... a few hours before his scheduled execution time") rather than electing that method of execution last June. Justice Breyer wrote a dissent joined by four Justices that began "Should anyone doubt that death sentences in the United States can be carried out in an arbitrary way, let that person review the following circumstances as they have been presented to our Court this evening." He emphasized that he had just wanted to delay discussion until today, when the Justices could discuss the case in person, rather than dealing with it in the middle of the night. Ironically, the Court's own decision that Price's litigation came too late itself came too late. Apparently because the Court's decision didn't come out until after 1 am EDT, Alabama's death warrant expired and will have to be renewed in a month.

It seems clear to me that the Court is attempting to signal a significant shift in how it handles death-penalty litigation, but it is struggling over how to carry it out, and also likely divided over whether that shift is a good idea in any event. This problem is significantly exacerbated by two procedural features of the death penalty shadow docket. One is that these decisions are made with a modest amount of briefing, no oral argument, and without the Justices meeting in person to talk about them. The other is that these issues come up on a tight time frame, often in the middle of the night. Both the majority and the dissent are trying to respond to these features, but in different ways that each presuppose the correctness of their proposed solutions.

I say this as somebody with a great deal of sympathy for the Court, who thinks that the death penalty is justifiable and constitutional, but: this is no way to run a railroad. If the Court wants to regularize its death penalty procedures or stop the last-minute filings, it might be time to consider any of the following: promulgating a new Supreme Court rule setting out some deadlines or timeliness rules; adopting a general presumption of deference to the lower court in last-minute filings; adopting a general presumption of deference to the district court in last-minute filings; granting certiorari and oral argument in one of these shadow-docket cases so that some specific timeliness principles could be discussed, adjudicated, and adhered to; keeping all of the Justices in the building on execution night so that they can discuss controversial orders in the conference room. I'm sure somebody else can think of better ideas.

But I fear that muddling through these cases on the shadow docket will not produce the procedural regularity or early filing that the majority claims to want, and if it goes on much longer, it may also give Justice Breyer's accusations of arbitrariness the unfortunate appearance of truth.

Published:4/12/2019 3:34:35 PM
[World] John Kennedy Reacts to William Barr Releasing Summary of Trump Mueller Report

Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy said some of his colleagues on the Democratic side were outraged over the four-page summary Attorney General William Barr released earlier this month pertaining to the Mueller report.

Published:4/12/2019 3:04:17 PM
[World] Cannabis Watch: Greenlane IPO: 5 things to know about the closest thing to a U.S. cannabis company to go public on Nasdaq Greenlane Holdings Inc. plans to raise roughly $98 million through an initial public offering on the Nasdaq, which would arguably make it the closest thing to a U.S. cannabis company available for trade on a major U.S. exchange.
Published:4/12/2019 2:34:42 PM
[World] Roger Scruton for Architecture Czar! British Conservatives have succumbed to the Left and ousted him. We should take him on in the fight against Brutalist monstrosities. Published:4/12/2019 1:04:58 PM
[World] The Margin: Why JPMorgan’s Dimon says he was ‘confused’ by question about bank’s next CEO being a woman or person of color JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon on Friday said he was confused by a question about diversity posed to him and other bank bosses at a hearing on Capitol Hill earlier this week.
Published:4/12/2019 12:33:26 PM
[World] Chris Wallace on Democrats Ripping William Barr Over Mueller Report: Legitimate Questions About Trump Case

"Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace said Friday that it is "absolutely legitimate" to question whether federally-warranted surveillance of the Trump campaign was a valid operation.

Published:4/12/2019 12:03:56 PM
[World] Doug Collins: 'Disgusting' for Dems to Attack AG Barr Because They Don't Like Mueller Probe's Outcome

Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) said Friday on "America's Newsroom" that Attorney General William Barr does not deserve to be attacked by Democrats who are disappointed with the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Published:4/12/2019 11:04:23 AM
[World] Tomi Lahren First Thoughts on NFL Nick Bosa Deleting Trump Tweets

On Fox Nation, Tomi Lahren called out Democrats for creating an environment in America where a top NFL prospect felt the need to delete all of the pro-Trump messages on his Twitter feed in case he ended up being drafted by a team like the 49ers.

Published:4/12/2019 10:33:00 AM
[World] Ask these questions about your credit card — it could save you hundreds of dollars Women in particular are failing to deal with expensive charges from their credit-card issuers.
Published:4/12/2019 10:32:59 AM
[World] Rosenstein: 'Completely Bizarre' to Accuse AG Barr of Misleading Public on Mueller Report

Outgoing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein defended Attorney General William Barr's handling of the Mueller report, calling the criticism "completely bizarre."

Published:4/12/2019 9:37:32 AM
[World] Buy This, Not That: This $17 product could be a key to losing weight permanently You can step up your weight loss by using one each day, research shows.
Published:4/12/2019 9:02:46 AM
[World] Tucker Carlson on Julian Assange Arrest, Media Narrative About Russia Links

Tucker Carlson examined the arrest of Julian Assange, and the corresponding media narrative surrounding the WikiLeaks founder's alleged ties to Russia.

Published:4/12/2019 8:33:00 AM
[World] Mick Jagger shares first photo since reported heart surgery Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger seems to be back on his feet following a reported heart surgery.
Published:4/12/2019 8:25:03 AM
[World] Everything you need to know before watching 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 'Game of Thrones' returns for its eighth and final season on HBO Sunday, and we have everything you could possibly need to know before stepping back into Westeros.
Published:4/12/2019 8:03:07 AM
[World] NewsWatch: Dow set for triple-digit gain as China trade data buoys stock market amid bank earnings U.S. stock-index futures on Friday look set to open solidly higher ahead of the unofficial start of the corporate earnings season.
Published:4/12/2019 8:03:07 AM
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