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Friday, April 26, 2019
Trump's US Economy Beats Expectations, Again!
“The U.S. economy grew at a faster pace than expected in the first quarter and posted its best growth to start a year in four years,” Fred Imbert reports for CNBC.
“First-quarter gross domestic product expanded by 3.2%, the Bureau of Economic Analysis said Friday in its initial read of the economy for that period. Economists polled by Dow Jones expected growth of 2.5%.”
“President Donald Trump is taking a principled stand against congressional overreach, refusing to allow Democrats to use Congress as a taxpayer-funded opposition research firm for 2020,” Jenna Ellis writes in USA Today. “Special counsel Robert Mueller has completed his two-year investigation, finding that there was no Russia ‘collusion’ and bringing no obstruction of justice charge. But now, House Democrats have shifted their own version of the discredited partisan witch hunt into full gear.”
“One of the biggest failures of the Mueller probe concerns not what was in the final report, but what was not. Close readers will search in vain for any analysis of the central document in this affair: the infamous ‘dossier.’ It’s a stunning omission,” Kimberly Strassel writes in The Wall Street Journal. “Thanks to the special counsel we know Republicans weren’t playing footsie with Russians. But thanks to BuzzFeed, we know that Democrats were. America deserves to know how far that interaction extended.”
“Veterans of the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu have slammed [Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN)], for accusing them of killing ‘thousands’ of Somalis and ignoring the fact they were engaged in a United Nations mission designed to protect civilians from a murderous warlord following a devastating famine and civil war,” Russ Read reports for the Washington Examiner. “Danny McKnight, who was the Ranger colonel who commanded U.S. troops, and Kyle Lamb, who was a Delta Force operator, said they were in Somalia in part to protect the Majerteen, Omar's tribe, from the ruthless warlord Mohammed Farah Aidid.” 19 U.S. troops were killed in service of that mission.