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10 things you need to know today – April 30th 2017

1. 5 Best and 5 Worst Moments of Trump’s First 100 Days

As President Donald Trump’s first 100 days draw to a close, Americans are deeply divided about his job performance, though a slim majority agree that he is keeping his promises (even if they do not like those promises). – READ MORE

2. Starbucks on a Massive Downhill Slide After Alienating Conservatives

Despite their general aversion to large corporations, progressives and liberals absolutely adore the Starbucks coffee chain, not simply for their array of tasty caffeinated beverages, but also because of their outspoken advocacy of progressive issues. – READ MORE

3. Tillerson Cuts 2,300 Jobs From Bloated State Department

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has begun fulfilling President Donald Trump’s mission to reduce the size of government and save taxpayers a boatload of money by proposing to eliminate 2,300 jobs at the State Department. – READ MORE

4. North Korea’s Latest Missile Never Even Made It Out of Korea

The South Korean military reported that the missile was fired from a site in the vicinity of Bukchang in Pyeongannam-do, South Pyeongan Province. U.S. Pacific Command revealed the weapon was launched from Pukchang airfield, but it “did not leave Korean territory.” – READ MORE

5. North Korea Threatens Israel: ‘Merciless, Thousand-Fold Punishment’

The Jerusalem Post reports:  Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman hurt the “dignity of the supreme leadership” of North Korea, state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Saturday. The comment was in reaction to Israeli remarks on how the Jewish State is affected by North Korean tension with the United States. – READ MORE

6. Clinton Pollster Says Trump’s Approval Rating Is Higher Than Reported

“Surveys taken from the perches in New York, Washington and Los Angeles may be obscuring rather than illuminating many of the underlying views and trends of the American electorate,” Penn wrote for The Hill. – READ MORE

7. 9 Celebrities With More Impressive Scientific Credentials Than Bill Nye

Despite the fact that he holds several additional honorary degrees, Nye is primarily an entertainer — and he’s not the only entertainer who has “dabbled” in science, either. In fact, there are a surprising number of “science guys” who are better known for their Hollywood or Billboard credentials. – READ MORE

8. Jake Tapper quotes member of the Cherokee nation on Elizabeth Warren: ‘…she is not a Cherokee citizen’

Twitter is still on fire tonight over President Trump calling Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts “Pocahontas” in regard to her self-proclaimed status as a Native American and these tweets from CNN’s Jake Tapper caught our eye. – READ MORE

9. VIDEO: Bill Maher calls Elizabeth Warren ‘Pocahontas’ to her face

it wasn’t the first time Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been called as “Pocahontas,” but on Friday night, liberal political comedian Bill Maher said it to her face. – READ MORE

10. UK: Muslim shot by police as they foil active jihad mass murder plot

The 20-year-old Muslim woman shot by police as they foiled an ‘active terror plot’ was taken away on a stretcher in her blood-soaked burka yelling: ‘Don’t touch my body’. – READ MORE

 

 

 

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