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BOOK REVIEW
"Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower's Secret Campaign Against Joseph McCarthy" by David A. Nichols; Simon & Schuster (385 pages, $27.95).

Dissecting Eisenhower’s ‘secret’ war against Joe McCarthy

By Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (TNS) on March 22, 2017, at 4:27 p.m.
“Ike and McCarthy” dives deep into the archives to make its case that Eisenhower planned and mobilized a behind-the-scenes campaign to thwart McCarthy.
U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.) in 2012

ProPublica fact-checked lawmakers’ letters to constituents on health care

By Charles Ornstein, ProPublica on March 22, 2017, at 3:20 p.m.
A review of more than 200 such letters by ProPublica and its partners at Kaiser Health News, Stat and Vox, found dozens of errors and mischaracterizations about the ACA and its proposed replacement.
Christian clergymen and other guests attend a ceremony marking the end of restoration work on the site of Jesus's tomb, in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in Jerusalem's Old City March 22, 2017.

Jesus’ restored tomb is unveiled, well in time for Easter

By Ruth Eglash, Washington Post on March 22, 2017, at 12:41 p.m.
Renovations at Christianity’s holiest site, carried out over the past nine months, were finally unveiled Wednesday in a ceremony that brought together rival Christian denominations and ushered in a new era for pilgrims wanting to get closer to their savior. And it’s all ready in time for Easter, which falls April 16 this year.

Ex-Colo. GOP leader said only Democrats commit voter fraud. Now he’s charged with voter fraud.

By Derek Hawkins, The Washington Post on March 22, 2017, at 12:38 p.m.
Steve Curtis, a conservative radio host and former Colorado Republican Party chairman, of voter fraud for allegedly filling out and mailing in his ex-wife’s 2016 ballot for president.

Hackers attack website used to look for jobs in Maine

By Darren Fishell on March 22, 2017, at 11:03 a.m.
The Kansas-based contractor that runs Maine’s JobLink website reported a hacker viewed names, Social Security numbers and dates of birth of job seekers.
A Sears logo is seen inside a department store in Garden City, New York, U.S. on May 23, 2016.

Sears stock plummets after citing ‘substantial doubt’ about its future

By Nick Turner and Lauren Coleman-Lochner, Bloomberg on March 22, 2017, at 10:03 a.m.
Alexander Acosta, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, speaks at a press conference on the alledged illegal activities of West Palm Beach City Commissioner Ray Liberti in West Palm Beach, May 8, 2006.

Labor pick cut deal with billionaire in sex abuse case involving 40 underage girls

By Marc Fisher, Washington Post on March 22, 2017, at 7:30 a.m.
Trump is on the witness list in a Florida court battle over how federal prosecutors handled allegations that Epstein, 64, sexually abused more than 40 minor girls, most of them between the ages of 13 and 17.

700 cultural leaders gather in Washington to fight for arts funding

By Peggy McGlone, Washington Post on March 22, 2017, at 7:18 a.m.

Rosie the Riveter finally gets national day of recognition

By Lisa Fernandez, Reuters on March 22, 2017, at 7:10 a.m.
They welded pipes. They drew blueprints. And, of course, they fastened munitions and machine parts together with rivets. Now, seven decades after World War II ended, a surviving handful of the women who marched into factories and shipyards, redefining workplace gender roles to help keep America’s military assembly lines running, were Tuesday as part of a National Rosie the Riveter Day celebration.
Paul Manafort of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's staff listens during a round table discussion on security at Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York, Aug. 17, 2016.

As White House seeks distance, former campaign chairman Manafort faces new allegations

By Rosalind S. Helderman, Andrew Roth and Tom Hamburger, Washington Post on March 22, 2017, at 7:06 a.m.
New corruption allegations lodged in Ukraine against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, have thrust Manafort back into the forefront of ongoing scrutiny over whether the Trump team coordinated with the Russian government to influence the U.S. election.

Gorsuch on political pressure and judicial independence

By Ed O'Keefe, Robert Barnes and Sean Sullivan, The Washington Post on March 22, 2017, at 5:51 a.m.
Judge Neil Gorsuch sought to reassure senators Tuesday that he would not be swayed by political pressure if he wins confirmation to the Supreme Court — trying to take the steam out of anticipated attacks from Democrats likely to push him to distance himself from President Trump.

US commercial drone use to expand tenfold by 2021

By David Shepardson, Reuters on March 22, 2017, at 5:51 a.m.
The number of unmanned aircraft, or drones, in the United States will jump dramatically over the next five years, the Federal Aviation Administration said on Tuesday.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks on issues related to visas and travel after U.S. President Donald Trump signed a new travel ban order in Washington, March 6, 2017.

Tillerson trip to Moscow appears to be stand-in for Trump-Putin meeting

By Anne Gearan, The Washington Post on March 21, 2017, at 8:13 a.m.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to skip a meeting with NATO foreign ministers next month in order to stay home for a visit by China’s president and will go to Russia later in April, U.S. officials said Monday, disclosing an itinerary that allies may see as giving Moscow priority over them.
A TSA security officer checks a bag a day before the annual Thanksgiving Day holiday at the Salt Lake City international airport, in Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 21, 2012.

US, Britain curb electronics on flights from Middle East, North Africa

By David Shepardson and Kylie MacLellan, Reuters on March 21, 2017, at 8:02 a.m.
The Trump administration confirmed Tuesday it is imposing new restrictions on electronic devices carried by travelers coming to the United States from 10 airports mainly in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified terror threats.
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign chair and convention manager Paul Manafort appears at a press conference at the Republican Convention in Cleveland, July 19, 2016.

New documents say Trump aide hid payments from pro-Moscow Ukraine party

By Andrew Roth, Washington Post on March 21, 2017, at 7:55 a.m.
A Ukrainian lawmaker Tuesday released new financial documents allegedly showing that a former campaign manager to President Trump laundered payments from the party of a disgraced ex-leader of Ukraine using offshore accounts in Belize and Kyrgyzstan.

FBI head confirms Russia election probe, says Moscow backed Trump

By Patricia Zengerle and Warren Strobel, Reuters on March 21, 2017, at 6:01 a.m.
FBI Director James Comey on Monday confirmed for the first time that the bureau is investigating possible ties between Republican Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia as Moscow sought to influence the 2016 election.

Wall Street drifts lower; investors worry about tax-cut delay

By Noel Randewich, Reuters on March 21, 2017, at 6 a.m.
Wall Street drifted lower on Monday as investors worried that President Donald Trump’s plan to cut taxes and boost the economy could take longer than previously expected.

Actor Ben Stiller joins social media drive to raise $2 mln for Somalia

By Emma Batha, Reuters on March 21, 2017, at 5:59 a.m.
Hollywood actor Ben Stiller has teamed up with social media stars to raise $2 million for people facing starvation in Somalia amid a devastating drought.

Google apologizes to ad clients for YouTube content fiasco

By Esha Vaish and Kate Holton, Reuters on March 21, 2017, at 5:59 a.m.
Google apologized on Monday for allowing ads to appear alongside offensive videos on YouTube as more high-profile firms such as Marks & Spencer and HSBC pulled advertising for British markets from Google sites.

Democrats raise doubts about Trump’s high court nominee Gorsuch

By Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung, Reuters on March 20, 2017, at 7:13 p.m.
Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, on Monday emphasized the need for judicial independence even as Trump castigates jurists who have ruled against him, while Democrats questioned whether he would rule against abortion rights and gun control while favoring corporations.