Show Prep: Thursday, April 20

Fake News: New York Times Lies About Patriots White House Attendance

Not with this again. The anti-Trump media is once again playing the ‘crowd size card’ to attack President Trump. Just like they did on inauguration day where they attempted to compare crowd size long before Trump was on stage to when Obama was being sworn it. The crowd was bigger than those initial attacks, though not as large as Obama’s.

Bill O’Reilly: Happening on – Statement of Bill O’Reilly on his Departure from Fox News

Over the past 20 years at Fox News, I have been extremely proud to launch and lead one of the most successful news programs in history, which has consistently informed and entertained millions of Americans and significantly contributed to building Fox into the dominant news network in television. It is tremendously disheartening that we part ways due to completely unfounded claims. But that is the unfortunate reality many of us in the public eye must live with today. I will always look back on my time at Fox with great pride in the unprecedented success we achieved and with my deepest gratitude to all my dedicated viewers. I wish only the best for Fox News Channel.

16-Year-Old Student Expelled for Entire Year Over Water Gun | Truth Revolt

Nichols received a 10-day suspension before the school board decided on the expulsion. The male student involved received no punishment whatsoever. In fact, he brought another water gun to the school on April 3rd and along with another student, only received an in-school suspension.

Hour 2

ObamaCare replacement deal hits major speed bumps | TheHill

“There is no legislative text and therefore no agreement to do a whip count on.”

House Republicans Close to an Obamacare Repeal Deal – Breitbart

The deal, known as the MacArthur amendment, would also reinstate Obamacare’s Essential Health Benefits, although states could waive Obamacare’s Essential Health Benefits if they were to prove that eliminating those regulations would lower premiums, increase the number of people insured, or “advance another benefit to the public interest in the state.”

75-Year-Old Vet Acquitted of Illegally Hanging Napkin-Sized Flags at West LA Veterans Affairs Office | NBC Southern California

A 75-year-old military veteran was acquitted Tuesday of illegally hanging an American flag on the fence of a Veterans Affairs facility in West Los Angeles without permission.

Apple customers unhappy with ‘frustrating’ warranty policies –

It is claimed they also routinely refuse to fix iPhones and iPads if they have been repaired by a non-Apple business, even if the fault has nothing to do with that repair.

Study: Trump has eliminated $86B in regs | TheHill

President Trump has saved taxpayers more than $86 billion in regulatory costs during his first three months in the White House, according to a new study from a conservative group.

Eco-Activists Sue Trump Over Obama-Era Hunting Restrictions | The Daily Caller

The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) filed suit in the U.S. District Court of Alaska. Environmentalists argue President Donald Trump’s signing of Congressional Review Act (CRA) legislation curtailing his own power to issue regulations on “predator control” violates the separation of powers outlined in the U.S. Constitution. CBD is also suing the Trump administration to stop construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, arguing endangered species would be hurt.

Chicago Tribune Editor Says Facebook’s Anti-Fake News Algorithm is Killing Their Traffic – Breitbart

Publishers are seeing another big decline in reach on Facebook – Digiday

Facebook’s news feed algorithm changes have been part of publishing reality for many years. But to Matt Karolian, director of audience engagement at The Boston Globe, “last month was probably the worst we’ve had in reach in about a year. The fact everyone else is seeing it is a little bit troubling.”

Facebook Shareholders Demand Report On Fake News – Breitbart

Facebook’s board of directors has recommended a vote against the proposal, along with shutting down another that would compel Facebook to disclose the pay gap between male and female employees.

Hour 3

Confirmed: John Brennan Colluded With Foreign Spies to Defeat Trump | The American Spectator

Seeking to retain his position as CIA director under Hillary, Brennan teamed up with British spies and Estonian spies to cripple Trump’s candidacy. He used their phony intelligence as a pretext for a multi-agency investigation into Trump, which led the FBI to probe a computer server connected to Trump Tower and gave cover to Susan Rice, among other Hillary supporters, to spy on Trump and his people.

Obama, Comey Relied On Discredited Dossier To Obtain FISA Warrant On Trump Campaign | Zero Hedge

The FBI last year used a dossier of allegations of Russian ties to Donald Trump’s campaign as part of the justification to win approval to secretly monitor a Trump associate, according to US officials briefed on the investigation.

FBI Admits It Was Not The Russians – Launches Manhunt For “Insider” Who Leaked CIA Docs To WikiLeaks | Zero Hedge

As CBS News reports,  a manhunt is underway for a traitor inside the Central Intelligence Agency.

State Department Employee Arrested and Charged With Concealing Extensive Contacts With Foreign Agents | OPA | Department of Justice

A federal complaint was unsealed today charging Candace Marie Claiborne, 60, of Washington, D.C., and an employee of the U.S. Department of State, with obstructing an official proceeding and making false statements to the FBI, both felony offenses, for allegedly concealing numerous contacts that she had over a period of years with foreign intelligence agents.

Lawmakers reach tentative agreement on roads funding package – 95.3 MNC

A sticking point had been the House Republicans’ desire to send revenue from the current sales tax on gas entirely to roads. Bosma says the Senate capitulated in its opposition to this provision. But a cigarette tax House Republicans wanted is dead for the session.

Americans for Prosperity Disappointed in Gas Tax Hike Conference Report – Americans for Prosperity

While the conference report calls for moving gas sales tax revenues to infrastructure funding, it does not do so for several years, while immediately hiking the gas tax.