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CNN Suing Trump, Top White House Officials Over Reporter Flap

(Washington, DC-AP) — CNN is suing President Trump and several top White House officials. The network is demanding that White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s media credential be restored immediately. The White House suspended Acosta’s credential last week and accused him of behaving inappropriately in a news conference.

The President became annoyed about Acosta’s persistent questioning on illegal immigration. He told Acosta he was done then called the veteran reporter a rude, horrible person. CNN claims Acosta’s First Amendment rights were violated.

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Pennsylvania Avenue Shut Down After Reports Of Active Shooter

(Washington, DC) – Authorities in the nation’s capital have given the “all clear” following reports of an active shooter at the Justice Department. A DC police spokesperson is not revealing whether there is a suspect.

Officers converged on the Justice Department just before 5 p.m. Shortly after, a stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue was shut down. It remains closed. An investigation is underway. There are no reports of any injuries.

Warriors, Cavs Stars Say They’re Not Going To White House

(CLEVELAND, Ohio) (AP) – Stephen Curry and LeBron James spoke their minds last year. They have not changed their minds this year. No matter whose team wins the NBA championship, neither superstar will be at the White House anytime soon.

On the day when the Philadelphia Eagles were supposed to be there to commemorate winning the Super Bowl – a visit that was canceled by President Donald Trump and had the White House accusing player who weren’t planning on attending of abandoning their fans – Curry and James were among those speaking out at the NBA Finals in support of the Eagles.

”I’m not surprised. It’s typical of him,” James, the Cleveland star, said Tuesday of Trump’s decision to cancel. ”I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants the invite anyway. So it won’t be Golden State or Cleveland going.”

On the eve of Game 3 of the Warriors-Cavaliers series, politics dominated the conversation.

Curry raised Trump’s ire last year when he said he wouldn’t go to the White House, prompting the President to disinvite him and the champion Golden State Warriors.

Curry said Tuesday that he spoke with a current Eagles player about the team’s decision-making process and how it went deeper than disagreeing with Trump policies and the ongoing issue of some NFL players choosing not to stand for the pregame playing of ”The
Star-Spangled Banner.”

”It’s an important conversation, but you can’t control what other people try to do, or try to control the narrative or things like that,” Curry said.

2016 NBA Finals - Game SixCurry said the team has been on the same page after his comments last year and Trump’s subsequent revoking of the Warriors’ invitation. ”And every team that’s won a championship since then has gone through that.”

There has been clear tension between many star athletes and the current administration throughout the Trump presidency. Trump has often blasted the NFL players who have kneeled for the national anthem, a protest that started in 2016 when San Francisco 49ers
quarterback Colin Kaepernick did so to raise awareness of racism – more specifically, the killing of black men by police.

Trump said the Eagles’ event was called off because some of their players ”disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our
country.”

No Eagles players kneeled during the anthem last season.”Instead the decision was made to lie, and paint the picture that these players are anti-America, anti-flag and anti-military,” the Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins wrote in a statement posted to social media
Tuesday .LynxThe WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx were not invited to the White House to celebrate their most recent title, something James called ”laughable.” Instead, the Lynx will spend Wednesday giving away new sneakers to more than 300 needy kids in Washington. Villanova, the reigning NCAA men’s champion, has not revealed if an invitation was sent.

Many members of the U.S. Olympic Team that competed earlier this year in South Korea did not attend a White House reception.

Hockey’s Pittsburgh Penguins and baseball’s Houston Astros have accepted invitations to the White House for the traditional meeting with the President in recent months, as have several college teams. When the New England Patriots went last year, half the team chose not to attend.

The Warriors, in lieu of going to the White House, spent that day taking a group of children to the National Museum of African American History and Culture a few miles away.

”I think the President has made it pretty clear he’s going to try to divide us, all of us in this country, for political gain,” said Golden State coach Steve Kerr, who has often criticized Trump and his policies. ”So it’s just the way it is. I think we all look
forward to the day when we can go back to just having a celebration of athletic achievement and celebrate Americans for their achievement, their good deeds.”

Kerr also lauded the Eagles for being what he called ”fantastic citizens in their own community.”

”It will be nice when we can just get back to normal in three years,” Kerr said.

The overwhelming issue surrounding the Eagles’ planned visit was that most of the team was not going to attend, and that was a major factor in Trump deciding to pull the invitation.

”What else do you expect Trump to do?” Golden State’s Kevin Durant said. ”When somebody says they don’t want to come to the White House, he disinvites them. So the photo op don’t look bad. We get it at this point. But it’s good that guys are sticking to what
they believe in and what they want to do. Like guys said before me, I’m sure whoever wins this series won’t be going.”

NYT: FBI Raids Trump Lawyer’s Office

(New York, NY) – The White House is not commenting after learning the FBI is raiding the office of President Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen. The “New York Times” says agents received a referral for the search warrant from Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

The warrant was reportedly connected to a $130-thousand dollar payment Cohen said he made to porn star Stormy Daniels. Agents also seized emails, tax documents, business records and other items relating to other issues. It is not believed the warrant or the items seized are related to the Russia investigation.

In a statement, Cohen’s lawyer said, “The decision by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New York to conduct their investigation using search warrants is completely inappropriate and unnecessary.”

Trump Calls Roseanne About TV Show But Still Silent On Stephon Clark Murder

(Washington, DC) – The White House is dodging questions about the police shooting of an unarmed black man in Sacramento. Stephon Clark was shot to death in his grandmother’s backyard earlier this month when police thought his cellphone was a gun.

In a daily briefing Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked about the case and said it was a terrible incident, but it should be left up to local authorities to deal with, and is not something for the federal government to weigh into.

White House Pressed On Report About Pardons

(Washington, DC) – The White House is denying that President Trump considered pardons for Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn last year. In a briefing today, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders quoted a statement from Trump attorney Ty Cobb that said pardons are not being discussed or considered at this time.

The “New York Times” said Trump attorney John Dowd floated the idea of pardons in a meeting with other Trump lawyers. Dowd recently left the President’s legal team.

Manafort is Trump’s former campaign chairman. Flynn is the President’s former national security adviser.

Top Headlines: Construction Firms Linked To Bridge Collapse No Stranger To Safety Accusations, Stormy White House Drama Continues, Woman Charged With Deadly YouTube Stunt Sentenced And More…..

(SL) – Two construction firms linked to Florida’s deadly bridge collapse have been accused of unsafe building practices in the past.  Figg Bridge Engineers, who designed the pedestrian walkway at Florida International University that collapsed yesterday, was previously involved in the construction of a Virginia bridge, that had a 90-ton section collapse in 2012.  A second firm, Munilla Construction Management, was sued earlier this month over the failure of a temporary bridge at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport.  ct-trump-lawyer-stormy-daniels-20180314(Washington, DC) – White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says she knows nothing about claims by Stormy Daniels’ attorney that she was physically threatened to stay quiet about hush money.  Daniels is the adult film star who allegedly had an affair with Trump about 10 years ago.  During a briefing today, Sanders said any accusations of threatened violence should always be taken seriously.  download(Washington, DC) –  National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is dismissing speculation about being fired.  Pressed by a reporter today, McMaster said — “Everybody has got to leave the White House at some point.”  For now, McMaster said he’s just doing his job. 160729-jeff-flake-ap-1160(Manchester, New Hampshire) -Senator Jeff Flake is testing the waters for a possible presidential run in 2020.  Speaking in New Hampshire, the Arizona Republican called for a return to decency in politics.  Flake has been very critical of President Trump and is warning Republicans that the party is “losing the middle.” PAY-YouTube-prankster-admits-killing-boyfriend-in-stunt-gone-awry(Ada, MN) – A Minnesota woman will spend six months in jail for a YouTube stunt that went horribly wrong.  A judge ordered 20-year-old Monalisa Perez to serve 180 days behind bars for shooting and killing her boyfriend as he held up a book to stop a bullet.  Prosecutors said it was clear that the victim came up with the idea for the tragic stunt and that’s the reason for the short sentence.shutterstock_752927689.0(Chicago, IL ) – Chicago’s big St. Patrick’s Day Parade is expected to draw huge crowds tomorrow.  Plans call for dyeing a larger section of the Chicago River green to extend this year’s parade route by one block.  The parade will kick off at noon, complete with floats, Irish step dancers and kilted bagpipers.  It will mark the 63rd anniversary of one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day parades in the country.

White House On Lockdown After Shooting

(Washington, DC) — The White House remains on lockdown after a shooting outside the fence of the north lawn. The Secret Service says a man shot himself shortly after noon Eastern time and they currently do not believe anyone else was being targeted.

No other injuries are reported, but White House staff was placed on lockdown as a precaution. President Trump, who is currently fundraising in Florida, has been briefed on the situation.

Status of the victim is unknown.

White House Again Calls For Arming Teachers

(Washington, DC) – Trump says teachers with military experience should carry guns to school. In a White House briefing, Spokesman Raj Shah said armed teachers could serve as a deterrent to school shooters.

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He added that the NRA and some Congressional leaders support the idea. Hosting a White House meeting on gun violence and school safety today, Trump said school shooters are cowards and won’t attack a school if 20-percent of trained teachers are carrying a gun. The President added that gun-free school zones are targets.

He went on to say arming specially trained teachers would be much less expensive and much better optics than filling a school with security guards.

Trump Slams “Post” Over Report About Woman, But Track Record Aligns With Woman’s Story

(Washington, DC) – President Trump is slamming the “Washington Post” for featuring the story of Rachel Crooks on today’s front page. Crooks has accused Trump of forcibly kissing her at Trump Tower in 2006. With his track record, her claim is plausible.

In 2005 Trump was Caught on Camera saying: Yeah, that’s her. With the gold. I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.”

However, in a morning tweet, Trump called the “Post” fake news and said it never happened. He also argued that security cameras would have recorded it.

Naturally, he was then challenged to release the security footage. He has yet to honor the request. Trump said he doesn’t recall meeting Crooks and called it “another false accusation.” Crooks is running for state representative in Ohio as a Democrat. She is one of more than a dozen women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct in the years before he was elected President.