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NEWS     THURSDAY,  AUGUST  18, 2018    NEWS

Winners And Losers From Tuesday's Primaries: Once Again, Trump Is Big Winner
Primaries in four states Tuesday — Minnesota, Connecticut, Wisconsin and Vermont — set up competitive governor’s, Senate and House races across the country this November. But even before then, these primaries identified some clear winners and losers that reinforced trends we’ve been seeing all year.  Washington Post
VOA VIEW: Trump is the big winneer - the liberal media and Dems are the big losers.

Trump Told Howard Stern About Potent Apprentice Season Pitting 'Blacks Against Whites'
A season of The Apprentice pitting black contestants against white contestants? That would be “the highest rated show on television,” according to Donald Trump. As the debate rages on over the existence of an alleged tape of the president saying the N-word during filming of The Apprentice, a resurfaced interview with Howard Stern reveals Trump discussing a potential racially-divided season of his NBC reality show. People

DO NOT DENY: More And More, Trump's Own Spokesmen Refuse To Vouch For Him
It turns out Sarah Huckabee Sanders isn’t the only one. I and others noted Tuesday afternoon how conspicuous it was that Sanders wouldn’t totally deny that President Trump had used the n-word. “I can’t guarantee anything,” she said, adding later: “Look, I haven’t been in every single room.” Washington Post
VOA VIEW: No one can vouch for anyone - 100% if the time.


Trump Pulls Security Clearance Of Ex-CIA Director Brennan
President Donald Trump on Wednesday revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, who has become a harsh critic of the president, and appeared to be targeting others who have disagreed with the administration. “Mr. Brennan’s lying and recent conduct characterized by increasingly frenzied commentary is wholly inconsistent with access to the nation’s most closely held secrets and facilities, the very aim of our adversaries which is to sow division and chaos,” Politico

George Conway, Husband Of Kellyanne, Tweets On Trump's 'False And Misleading' Statements
George Conway is at it again. A day after lighting up the Internet with a not-so-subtle dig at President Trump, the attorney and husband of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway jumped back into the online ring with another tweet on Tuesday morning. In his latest commentary, Conway amplified his criticism of the president, pointedly calling out Trump’s most recent behavior. Washington Post
VOA VIEW: Expected from an idiot.

Penn Jillette Says He Knows Trump Tapes Exist, Becuase 'I Was In The Room'
Comedian/magician and former "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Penn Jillette has just pulled a surprising rabbit out of his hat and inserted himself in the did-Donald-Trump-speak-slurs on-"The Apprentice" controversy roiling Washington again. Yes, he says, there are tapes from the reality series in which Trump, its host, is heard making racially or sexually inappropriate remarks. And he knows this because, he says, "I was in the room" at the time. USA Today
VOA VIEW: One fool lies and another swears by it.

How To Track Where Google's Tracking You
Turning off the location tracking on your phone isn’t enough to stop Google from receiving any information about where you are, an Associated Press investigation revealed this week. Even if someone goes into their Google account settings to turn off a feature that logs their location, the AP reported, the tech giant still receives a fairly complete idea of where you are through other settings that aren’t as clearly labeled as collecting location information. Washington Post


Clapper: I Don't Plan To Stop Speaking About This Administration
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper reacts to President Trump revoking ex-CIA chief John Brennan's security clearance and being among a list of officials whose clearances are being reviewed. Google News
VOA VIEW: Clapper should hae his clearance revoked.

Prosecution: Manfort Lied To Keep More Money
Prosecutors spent over 90 minutes Wednesday morning methodically laying out their case that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort repeatedly lied in order to finance an extravagant lifestyle. CNN

Are All Catholics Liable At This Point?-Critics Slam Vatican's 'Disturbing' Silence On Abuse Cover-Ups
"The silence from the Vatican is disturbing," said Massimo Faggioli, a theology professor at Villanova University in Pennsylvania. "I don't think the Pope necessarily has to say something today. He needs time to understand the situation. But someone from the Vatican should say something." CNN

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More Than 2 Dozen Overdose Victims Found Near New Haven Green, Connecticut
Authorities in Connecticut arrested a 34-year-old man after more than 30 people were found suffering overdose symptoms at or near the New Haven Green. Felix Melendez was "known” to police and was out on parole when he was arrested Wednesday afternoon, Police Chief Anthony Campbell told the New Haven Register. Daily News

Briton From Sudan Named Suspect In London Crash
The police in London on Wednesday identified a Sudanese-born Briton from Birmingham as the driver who had plowed a car into three people and crashed outside Parliament, leaving the authorities trying to pry a motive from a suspect they said was uncooperative. NY Times


Black Americans Aren't Buying Omarosa's Turn Against Trump, And Neither Should We
Few in the black community immediately rushed to defend Manigault Newman after she wrote a book titled "Unhinged" about her time in the White House. It paints a damning picture of Trump, claiming without evidence that tapes exist of him using the N-word as he filmed "The Apprentice" reality series, on which she co-starred. She has since stepped up her attacks on Trump as she promotes her book, telling The Associated Press on Tuesday that the president is "a racist, a misogynist, a bigot." ABC
VOA VIEW: Very few believe or like Omarosa.

President Defends Tariffs
Trump defended his imposition of tariffs on foreign products in a tweet, saying the U.S. “was built” on such levies and that they are leading the country to “great new Trade Deals.” Chad Bown of the Peterson Institute for International Economics tweeted in response to Trump that there’s no evidence that any deals that would eliminate trade barriers are imminent. Market Watch

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