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10 things you need to know this morning – May 11th 2017

1. ‘It’s A Coup’ — Media Meltdown After Trump Fires Comey

The news media hit the panic button Tuesday night after President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Media coverage Tuesday night portrayed Trump as a third-world dictator, and even suggested that the president had triggered a constitutional crisis.

2. Acting FBI head McCabe to testify before Senate panel Thursday

The acting FBI director will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, two days after President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.

3. Ted Cruz shops one-and-done bill to repeal and replace Obamacare

A member of the Senate Republican healthcare working group is working to build support for an alternative to the House-passed Obamacare repeal bill, one that allows for cross-state insurance purchases, and includes medical malpractice reform, health savings accounts and the expansion of association health plans.

4. New FBI Director McCabe Celebrates Promotion in His Six-Figure Luxury Porsche 911; White House & FBI Agents Outraged

Newly minted and controversial FBI Director Andrew McCabe is already ruffling feathers of his FBI underlings and D.C. bosses in the White House by tooling around FBI headquarters and the nation’s capital in a six-figure Porsche 911 worth more than his annual salary.

5. These Two Tweets From John Podesta Show The Democratic Schizophrenia

John Podesta, former chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, revealed the political left’s complicated opinion of former FBI Director James Comey. Podesta tweeted Tuesday morning that the public was “getting mildly nauseous listening to Jim Comey,” only a few hours before President Donald Trump would fire him from the FBI.

6. ‘Totally False’: DOJ Denies Report Comey Requested More Funds Before Firing

The Department of Justice is denying a New York Times report that James Comey requested additional money for the investigation into Russian election meddling just days before he was fired by President Trump.

7. McConnell Says No To Special Prosecutor On Russia Probe

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rebuffed calls from Democrats who want the Justice Department to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Russia’s influence in the 2016 presidential election.

8. Iran May Be Shielding Missile Program Under The Guise Of Satellite Launches

Iran’s communications minister recently announced plans to put two satellites into space, but the impending launch may be cover for ballistic missile research. Mahmoud Vaezi announced on Monday that the two supposedly home-made satellites will be launched into orbit in the coming months.

9. Olbermann Calls For Firing Comey, Then Wants To Impeach Trump When He Does

Former liberal cable news star Keith Olbermann said President Donald Trump “just impeached himself” following his decision to dismiss FBI Director James Comey from his post Tuesday.

10. Soros-Funded Groups Behind Anti-Trump Corporate Targeting Campaign

The groups leading a campaign targeting corporations that may benefit from Trump administration policies have received millions from liberal billionaire George Soros.

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