News and Headlines. 4/2/2018

Covered today in News and Headlines, INCYMI. Headlines from the weekend, In The News, World News, Commentary/Opinion, President Trump, Economy/Stocks. Scroll down for all the News and Headlines.

In March News and Headlines made it’s 200th posts on the website. In March News and Headlines website reached it’s 1 year mark online. It’s been educational, tedious at times but over all fun. I hope to grow the websites presence online and build a reputation of trusted and fair coverage of the News and Headlines. At times admittedly I have let my Conservative bias go unchecked but will try to rain it in and keep it more neutral going forward.

INCYMI, Headlines from the weekend:

Trump declares ‘NO MORE’ DACA deal after report of caravan with Central Americans heading to US

President Trump declared on Sunday the deal for the Obama-era DACA program was “NO MORE” and called for “tough” immigration reform after a report stated a caravan carrying more than 1,000 people from Central America is traveling through Mexico and to the United States in hopes of entering the states illegally or by asking for asylum.

Trump, who has vowed to end catch and release, tweeted Sunday morning that Republicans need to take the “nuclear option” when passing tougher immigration laws.

Fox News Video: Border Patrol reaction to caravan of immigrants headed to US

Border Patrol union leader Brandon Judd provides insight as large group of immigrants make their way to the southern U.S. border.

Pres. Trump Warns Mexico Over Allowing Illegal Migrant Caravan, Drugs Targeting US

President Donald Trump fired off a series of tweets Sunday morning warning Mexico about letting illegal aliens and drugs flow through Mexico to the United States.

Trump singled out the caravan of illegal migrants from Central America marching through to the U.S. with the permission of the Mexican government. Trump threatened Mexico over NAFTA and DACA if nothing is done.

Trump also called on the Republican controlled Senate to end the filibuster to pass tough laws securing the border.

Angel Dad: Gov. Brown Putting ‘Personal Vendetta’ Above Safety Of Citizens

Jamiel Shaw, whose son was killed by an illegal immigrant in 2008, said on Sunday that California Gov. Jerry Brown does not care about the safety of his own citizens.

Shaw responded to Gov. Brown’s recent pardon of five criminal illegal immigrants during a Fox News interview, asserting that Brown “doesn’t care about Americans.”

Judge bars US from ‘obstructing’ illegal minors’ access to abortions while ACLU suit plays out

Pregnant teens who enter this country illegally and are held in federal custody can’t be barred by the U.S. government from obtaining abortions while a lawsuit over access to such services progresses.

U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan ordered Friday  that the government be barred from “interfering with or obstructing” pregnant minors’ access to abortion counseling or abortions while a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) plays out.

Sacramento sheriff’s vehicle hits protester at Stephon Clark vigil

A Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy struck a protester with his patrol SUV as she and others gathered in the street to denounce the killing of Stephon Clark, then left the scene, according to video of the incident.

Footage shows Texas man pointing gun at officer before being shot to death

Footage released by authorities showed a Texas man pointing his gun at a Houston police officer before being shot to death on Thursday.

The man, Marco Antonio Saavedra, 44, was pulled over in Pasadena, Texas, after running a stop sign Thursday when he ignored officers’ request to stay in his vehicle. The video showed Saavedra getting out of his white sedan.

California homeowner says she won’t sell to Trump supporters: report

Looking to buy a home in Sacramento, Calif.? Well, if you support President Donald Trump, at least one homeowner reportedly says she doesn’t want to sell her home to you.

The homeowner made the condition clear to her Realtor, Elizabeth Weintraub, according to Sacramento’s KOVR-TV.

Stacey Dash drops congressional seat bid, slams ‘Plantation Politics’

Stacey Dash has ended her long-shot congressional bid in Southern California, saying the “bitterness” in politics and the “rigors” of campaigning have been detrimental to her family.

Stacey Dash
Stacey Dash withdrew her bid for a congressional seat in California. (AP)

Dash, who was running as a Republican, faced long odds, to be sure.

Historic New York City churches install metal detectors to prevent (Islamic) terrorism

If Alexander Hamilton wanted to visit the church where he’s buried today, he’d have to leave his pistol at home.

Historic Trinity Church and St. Paul’s Chapel have installed metal detectors at their entrances, citing terrorism fears.

“It’s a sign of the times, unfortunately,” said Marc Pacheco, a tourist from Albuquerque who was visiting Trinity on Wednesday. “I’m sad that we have to have it, but it’s probably necessary.”

In The News:

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove.

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims April 2, 2018, World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day is an opportunity to recognize and support all children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  Today, millions of adults and an estimated 1 out of every 68 children in the United States have been diagnosed with some form of ASD.  Notwithstanding these diagnoses, Americans with ASD make exceptional contributions across our Nation and around the world.  On this day, we honor their accomplishments and recommit to ensuring that they enjoy the same opportunities to fulfill their potential that all Americans deserve.

Dow drops more than 500 points, Nasdaq falls into correction as Amazon leads tech lower

The e-commerce titan’s stock fell after President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday that Amazon was scamming the U.S. Postal Service.

Shares of tech giants Facebook, Netflix and Alphabet followed Amazon lower and put pressure on the broader market.

Rising Rates Sounding Alarm Bells for Debt-Laden U.S. Consumers

A healthy economy can be a dangerous thing.

Americans have a history of loading up on debt in good times, then paying dearly when the bills come due. Adding to the pain: A booming economy is often accompanied by rising interest rates, which make mortgages, credit cards and other debt much more expensive.

As the U.S. Federal Reserve raises rates, there are signs that consumers could be putting themselves in peril.

More than 3 in 4 believe traditional media reports ‘fake news’: poll

More than three in four Americans said they believe that traditional television and print outlets take part in reporting fake news.

Thirty-one percent of those polled said they believe the mainstream media reports fake news regularly, while 46 percent said it occurs occasionally.

The survey also shows that Americans increasingly feel that fake news is reported by mainstream media outlets.

WATCH LIVE: Oklahoma teachers walk out en masse

Kentucky teachers are decrying what they call “bait-and-switch” changes to their pensions, after state lawmakers tucked those reforms into another bill about sewage and passed that bill last week.

Oklahoma is among the bottom three states in teachers’ salaries, and until Thursday, had not received a state raise in a decade.

What’s causing Baltimore’s population loss? It’s no mystery

The city’s scary record of 343 homicides in 2017 affirms the city’s well-known reputation as a dangerous place to live. Even if 2018 has fewer homicides, it doesn’t take a fortune teller to predict that this year’s homicide rate will be high. Until the city substantially reduces its homicide and other crimes rates, people will continue to view the city as dangerous and be reluctant to stay or move here.

Baltimore population falls, nearing a 100-year low,
Baltimore population falls, nearing a 100-year low, U.S. Census says.

The city’s public school system is a disaster. Last year, some of the schools had zero students who were proficient in math.

On a personal note: Last night I caught part of Bill OReilly’s weekly Newsmax interview,(Link provided in Commentary/Opinion) he talked about a 2016 stat “Homicides In Chicago Eclipse U.S. Death Toll In Afghanistan And Iraq”. I had never heard about that before. I thought how amazing it is that the Mainstream media doesn’t cover that, what a shame.

SEP 8, 2016: Homicides In Chicago Eclipse U.S. Death Toll In Afghanistan And Iraq [Infographic]

Chicago’s murder rate is spiralling out of control. Killings in the Windy City have already surpassed the 500 mark this year, more than New York and Los Angeles combined. The city hasn’t experienced a single day without a homicide since February of last year and the murder rate is at a 20-year high. The majority of the victims are young black men from a small number of neighborhoods in the city.

Death and destruction in Chicago

This is a RUSH transcript from “The O’Reilly Factor,” April 21, 2014. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

O’REILLY: “FACTOR Follow-up” segment tonight, death and destruction in Chicago. After the brutal winter there, the spring season has ushered in more violent death.

Sep 26th 2017: Chicago accounted for 22% of a nationwide increase in murders last year

RAHM EMANUEL does not like the description of Chicago as a tale of two cities. Yet in the last few days the discrepancy between the prosperous, glossy neighbourhoods downtown and on the north side, which are thriving more than ever since Mr Emanuel took over as mayor in 2010, and the poor, violent south of the city was highlighted once more. First came the good news with predictions that the Windy City is on track this year to break its own record of 54m annual tourist visits—up from 39m in 2010. Then on September 25th followed grim reading: the publication of the annual crime statistics of the FBI showed Chicago’s murder rate is again one of the highest in the country.

Teens snort condoms then pull them through mouths in disturbing new trend

Now teens are taking on an even grosser challenge in pursuit of Internet fame — and this one is making stomachs turn, as it is as disgusting as it is dangerous.

News teen challenge
The latest challenge involves snorting a condom up one nostril,

The latest challenge involves snorting a condom up one nostril,  inhaling, and finally pulling it from the throat out the mouth.

Seventh-Grade Assignment: Write Letters to Lawmakers Begging for Gun Control

Students at Hampton Middle School in Hampton, Ga., were given a homework assignment that required them to write a letter asking lawmakers for stricter gun-control laws.

The seventh-grade social-studies assignment, a copy of which was obtained by Blue Lives Matter, stated:

Nature Outings At Bates College Are Denounced As “White Privilege”

Editorial by Justice Geddes in The Bates Student, where he attacked the tradition as an exercise of “white privilege.  The article has caused a backlash among conservatives.

The program as billed as an introduction to Bates and the environment that is so closely associated with the school and graduates.

However, in an article entitled “Aesop and the Outing Club Are Made of White Privilege,” Geddes took exception.

ICYMI: Nearly 100 MS-13 Gang Members Arrested in Sting Were Resettled Across U.S. as ‘Unaccompanied Minors’

Nearly 100 recently arrested MS-13 gang members arrived in the United States by crossing through the U.S.-Mexico border as “unaccompanied minors” and then getting resettled throughout the country by the federal government.

World News:

Could enemies target undersea cables that link the world?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian ships are skulking around underwater communications cables, causing the U.S. and its allies to worry the Kremlin might be taking information warfare to new depths.

Russian research vessel Yantar
In this 2018 photo provided by Gonzalo Mórtola, the Russian research vessel Yantar is shown docked in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Russian ships are skulking around underwater communications cables, worrying the U.S. and its allies the Kremlin might be taking information warfare to new depths. (Gonzalo Mórtola via AP)

Is Moscow interested in cutting or tapping the cables? Does it want the West to worry it might? Is there a more innocent explanation? Unsurprisingly, Russia isn’t saying.

Germany: 1 dead and 17 injured after Syrian refugee sets building alight and blocks the exit

A video shows how people were stuck on the roof of the building and had to jump down on a Fire Department cushion.

Police think the man started the fire in a rubbish bin and intentionally blocked the rear and the front exit. Neighbours say police visited the man regularly as he fought fiercely with his wife.

Study: 70% of Europeans see rapid population growth of Muslims as a serious threat

One thousand Europeans from 28 EU countries were asked: “How serious a threat to Europe is the rapid population growth of Muslims?”

Of the respondents, 40% said that they saw the threat as ‘very serious’, while another 30% said that they see it as ‘somewhat serious’.

Swedish student suspended for telling the truth about migrant sex crimes

A Swedish student of Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Technology, is suspended from his class, Friatider reports. The male student, called Felix, published a fact sheet about the overrepresentation of migrants concerning sex crimes in the country.

It all started with a discussion between Felix and two female classmates. When he said migrants are overrepresented as perpetrators of sex crimes the women did not believe him and wanted to see sources of his claim.

Commentary/ Opinion:

Bill’s Weekly Newsmax Interview

This week on Bill’s weekly Newsmax interview, Bill reflects on the March for Our Lives that took place over the weekend and explains the manipulation that is occurring. Stormy Daniels interviewed with ‘60 minutes’, most people are saying that the interview has dropped flat and nothing came out of it. As that may be the case, hear why these accusations are not going to stop and President Trump will see no to the issue. Watch the full interview at, each week.

O’Reilly: A dastardly situation has befallen America

In his column, O’Reilly calls the lefty propaganda machine the”destroy industry.” They use minority and women’s groups to play the role of the victim. Anyone who opposes them or offers a different opinion is labeled whatever choice term they happen to favor that day.