REAL NEWS PRESIDENT TRUMP DOESN'T WANT YOU TO MISS
“The Trump administration’s often overlooked list of achievements has surpassed those of former President Ronald Reagan at this time and more than doubled since the last tally of accomplishments after his first year in office,” Paul Bedard writes. As the President nears the two-year mark of his first term, “the administration has counted up 289 accomplishments in 18 categories, capped by the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.”
“The president chose all caps for his latest message - pretty justifiably,” Cortney O’Brien reports. “PASTOR BRUNSON JUST RELEASED. WILL BE HOME SOON!” President Trump tweeted. American Pastor Andrew Brunson “is being released from house arrest after two years and it seems he'll be coming home. President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were instrumental in the good news,” O’Brien adds.
-The Washington Times
“President Trump said Hurricane Michael packed ‘tremendous power’ on its destructive path through Florida and Georgia, but fortunately is moving quickly so emergency crews can begin their work,” Dave Boyer reports. The President “said the Federal Emergency Management Agency, state authorities and electric company crews have already moved in to repair damage and help those left homeless.”
-The Daily Signal
Joined by pro football Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown, rapper Kanye West had a slate of agenda items to discuss with President Trump in his Oval Office visit this week, Fred Lucas reports. They included “urban revitalization, new workforce training programs, more manufacturing jobs, tax incentives to open businesses in underserved communities through the Opportunity Zone program, and crime in Chicago.”
-The Washington Times
Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, who was ceremonially sworn in as America’s 114th Supreme Court Justice at a White House ceremony on Monday, heard “oral arguments at the high court for the first time Tuesday in cases dealing with criminal matters where his vote is expected to have a big impact,” Alex Swoyer reports. Kavanaugh takes the seat of retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, who was appointed by President Reagan.
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“President Trump signed the eagerly anticipated Music Modernization Act into law at a ceremony at the White House on Thursday, in the most high-profile event for the music industry in several years,” Amy X. Wang writes in Rolling Stone. The MMA will close copyright loopholes and thus help songwriters get paid. “They were treated very unfairly. They’re not going to be treated unfairly anymore,” President Trump said.
-The Daily Caller
“President Donald Trump added his signature to the ‘Save Our Seas Act’ on Thursday, green-lighting an initiative to clean up eight million tons of debris from the planet’s oceans,” Jason Hopkins reports. “As president I will continue to do everything I can to stop other nations from making our oceans into their landfills,” President Trump said.
“President Trump has signed two bills into law to block insurers from enforcing ‘gag clauses’ that forbid pharmacies from telling customers about how they can pay less for drugs,” Kimberly Leonard reports. Americans deserve to know the lowest prices available at pharmacies—“and now that is what they are getting,” the President said.
-The Associated Press
“The U.S. is stepping up the fight against human trafficking until it can be stamped out ‘once and for all,’ President Donald Trump said Thursday, calling for an end to ‘modern slavery,’” The Associated Press reports. President Trump spoke at the annual meeting of the Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, which was held at the White House this week.