Donald Trump's subpoena to Comcast-owned NBCUniversal for material related to a recent documentary about porn star Stormy Daniels was blocked on Friday by the judge overseeing the former president's April 15 criminal trial. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: A liberal judge.
House Democrats introduced two bills in an effort to codify DEI programs at the federal level. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Dems are trying to destroy the US.
A former member of the U.S. Air National Guard has allegedly defected to join the Russian military after being charged with possession of child pornography, reported. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Shameful!


A co-defendant in former President Donald Trump's Georgia election interference case has threatened to pursue legal action if Democrat Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis "does not recuse herself from this case by noon on Monday. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: She won't recuse herself.
The Iranian regime and Syrian Arab Republic must pay $191 million for the 2018 murder of U.S.-Israeli hero Ari Fuld, the U.S. District Court ruled on Thursday. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: So be it, but collecting will be hard.
Congressional aides say there is no immediate action planned on TikTok as senators continue to discuss next steps. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Otherwise, the Senate is at a loss.
A policy meant to prevent plaintiffs from steering their cases to sympathetic judges has drawn widespread attention, with both Republicans and Democrats accusing each other of politicizing the judiciary. New York Times
VOA VIEW: A truism, mostly by Dems.
The former first lady is set to attend an event for the Log Cabin Republicans, marking a return of sorts to the political arena. New York Times
What few munitions remain are often mismatched with battlefield needs as the country’s forces gird for an expected Russian offensive this summer. New York Times


A federal judge has ruled that illegal immigrants stuck in makeshift outdoor "detention" sites in Southern California are technically in the government's custody and agents must now follow strict rules for delivering care to the children among them. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A Biden mess.
The matzo maker's makeover comes just weeks before Passover starts April 22. Washington Times
A significant number of people are experiencing deep-seated feelings of solitude, even amid active social circles. Washington Times
Amid the wait at the southern U.S. border, many migrants back the reelection of President Biden, anticipating stricter policies should former President Donald Trump return to the White House. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A truism.

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New York City has agreed to pay $17.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by two Muslim women who were forced to remove their head coverings to be photographed after they were arrested. Washington Times
New York City shook after an earthquake hit near Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, about 40 miles west of the Big Apple. CBS
The Iranians are now believed to be planning a retaliatory attack with a swarm of Shaheed loitering drones and cruise missiles, according to U.S. officials. CBS
VOA VIEW: Iran should be hit hard if they or one of their proxies initiate an attack.


Wall Street is closely watching the jobs report and next week's inflation data to predict when the Fed might cut rates. CBS
VOA VIEW: The big question is if not when.
The campaign walked back an email that said those facing charges connected to the Capitol riot were "activists" who have been "stripped of their Constitutional liberties." CBS
The president is surveying the damage in the wake of the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge and meeting with state and local officials. CBS
VOA VIEW: Just promises.
President Joe Biden and his allies are trying to recruit Republicans to help him take on Donald Trump. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Republicans are not that stupid.
Many Americans are willing to rack up even more debt on travel, dining and concert tickets in 2024. CNBC
VOA VIEW: If their going out, they are going big.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it hopes to open a limited access channel to the Port of Baltimore by the end of April. It hopes to restore the full channel by the end of May. FOX News
The United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday adopted a resolution calling for Israel to be held accountable for what it called war crimes in Gaza and urged an immediate cease-fire. UPI
VOA VIEW: The UN is talking big with no power to act.
An investigation into Israel's deadly airstrike in Gaza on a convoy of a U.S. non-profit delivering food aid has determined it was carried out because a military commander mistakenly believed Hamas gunmen were on board. UPI
VOA VIEW: Sad, but true facts

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The United States issued Iran-targeted sanctions on Thursday, as the Biden administration seeks to threaten Tehran's ability to fund its Middle Eastern proxies and support Russia's war in Ukraine. UPI
VOA VIEW: Talk is cheap.
Microsoft warned in an April report that China and North Korea pose artificial intelligence threats aimed at influencing U.S., South Korean and Indian elections this year with AI-generated false content. UPI
VOA VIEW: They must be stopped.

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