Gota lead with the big story that a lot of “Mainstream Media” outlets are refusing to cover. ( Scroll down for more Headlines and News.) Benghazi Hero: Trump Should ‘Make an Example’ of Susan Rice
“U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley warned Wednesday that the Trump administration will take action against chemical attacks in Syria that bear “all the hallmarks” of President Bashar Assad’s government if the U.N. Security Council fails to act.” More here. US will take action on Syrian chemical attacks if UN doesn’t
“Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley tore into Russia on Wednesday over Syrian President Bashar Assad’s suspected use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people the day before, as the U.N. Security Council took up a resolution condemning the attack.
“Russia has shielded Assad from U.N. sanctions. If Russia has the influence in Syria that it claims it has, we need to see them use it,” Haley said at an emergency meeting of the council. “We need to see them put an end to these horrific acts. How many more children have to die before Russia cares.” More here. Haley rips into Russia as Security Council weighs resolution on Syrian chemical attack
“On European funding of Palestinian Authority: “you think you are contributing to a peaceful cause, you’re actually contributing to murder, pain and war” More here. Israeli 13-year-old firebomb terror victim Ayala Shapira tells her story to European Parliament
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“President Donald Trump’s Senior adviser Stephen K. Bannon has exited his role on President Donald Trump’s National Security Council, claiming that his mission is complete.: More here. Steve Bannon Leaves National Security Council After Susan Rice Takedown
“President Donald Trump reorganized his National Security Council on Wednesday,
The realignment increases the influence of National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, whose public stances were sometimes at odds with those of Bannon. In addition to gaining greater control over the NSC, McMaster will have the Homeland Security Council under his authority.”
“Bannon, the former executive chairman of Breitbart News, is one of Trump’s most trusted and controversial advisers. He channeled the populist and nationalist sentiment that propelled Trump’s presidential campaign. His placement on the NSC committee drew criticism from some members of Congress and Washington’s foreign policy establishment who said it risked politicizing the security advice provided to the president.
A White House official portrayed the change as a natural progression rather than a demotion for Bannon. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, contended that Bannon was placed on the committee in part to monitor Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, and never attended a meeting. He’s no longer needed with McMaster in charge of the council, the official said.” More here. Bannon Taken Off Trump National Security Council in Shake-Up
“United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley and Energy Secretary Rick Perry are slated to join the National Security Council’s principals committee as part of its latest reshuffling. ” More here. Perry, Haley added to Security Council principals committee
“The White House estimates it will save $10 billion over 20 years by having rescinded 11 Obama-era regulations under a relatively obscure 1996 law that lets Congress fast-track repeal legislation with a simple majority.
The window to invoke the Congressional Review Act is April 28 and the Trump administration is hopeful that several other measures will pass both houses of Congress and reach the president’s desk before that date, Marc Short, White House director of legislative affairs, told reporters Wednesday.” More here. White House Tallies $10 Billion Saved by Repeal of Regulations
“Oil prices settled a shade firmer on Wednesday, easing from one-month highs, as support from an outage at the largest UK North Sea oilfield was offset by a surprise increase in U.S. crude inventories to a record high limited price gains.” More here. Oil eases off one-month high on surprise U.S. crude build
“The California Senate has passed a bill that would effectively establish the entire state as a sanctuary for illegal immigrants, including many criminals. California Republicans Jeff Stone and Travis Allen analyzed the possible fallout. “This bill would make California a sanctuary state on steroids,” complained Stone. “It is written to shield dangerous, felonious non-citizens from being deported. It actually makes it unlawful for our law enforcement officials to have discussions with ICE about releasing these dangerous criminals. This is all to antagonize the president.” Allen predicted that the bill will pass. “The Democrats are united on this, even though Californians don’t agree with it. Native born Californians and immigrants don’t want these criminals in their communities.” The Factor concluded, “This sounds insane!” Video here From The O’Reilly Factor. California Sanctuary State Status?
“Babies born to Muslims will begin to outnumber Christian births by 2035; people with no religion face a birth dearth” More here. The Changing Global Religious Landscape