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Jim Daly: Focus on The Family Takes Pro-Life Message to Times Square

There’s an old saying that a lie never lives to be old, that the truth will eventually prevail, and that’s certainly true when it comes to the abortion industry.

This Saturday, May 4th we’ll be in Times Square in New York City. We will show live 4D ultrasounds of third-trimester babies. Many don’t want the world to see those images because the abortion industry is predicated on a lie. They say it’s a blob of tissue inside the womb.

Well, it’s not. It’s a baby. Big companies like ABC and Clear Channel have blocked us from purchasing time on the big screens in Times Square. They don’t want you to see the truth.

We’re not letting them stop us though. We’re bringing in our own screen so that everybody in that square, will see life clearly. I hope you’ll check out our event at FocusOnTheFamily.com on Saturday, May 4th at 3:00 PM Eastern Time.

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Hugh Hewitt and Kristen Waggoner Discuss Upcoming SCOTUS Civil Rights Cases

Hugh Hewitt and Kristen Waggoner, senior vice president of U.S. legal division and communications with Alliance Defending Freedom, discuss several court cases that will address whether discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity violates Title VII, the Civil Rights Act of 1964. These cases include Altitude Express Inc. v. ZardaBostock v. Clayton County, Georgia and R.G. & G.R. HARRIS FUNERAL HOMES V EEOC & AIMEE STEPHENS

Waggoner also provides an update on the Jack Phillips and Barronelle Stutzman cases.

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Michael Medved: Tolerating Hatred in Their Midst

Six months to the day of the infamous synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh, neo-Nazi terrorism struck again with a murderous rampage at a vibrant Hassidic congregation in suburban San Diego.

The attack occurred days after the New York Times and Representative Ilhan Omar both outrageously described Jesus as a “Palestinian”—obscuring the well-known fact that he identified as Jewish, both ethnically and religiously.

It also came at a time when the Times had to apologize for a vile anti-Semitic cartoon showing the Prime Minister of Israel as a dog, leading a blind, yarmulke-wearing Trump.

No, it’s not true that Democrats have become “anti-Jewish”—the overwhelming majority of Jewish voters continue to identify as Democrats and play leadership roles in the party.

But facing an undeniable upsurge in anti-Semitism, Democrats have been reluctant to call-out the haters in their midst, especially in contrast with the GOP and its consistent support for Israel and religious liberty.

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Michael Medved: Minor Parties Play the Wild Card

The five presidential elections of the 21st Century have established a clear pattern of close battles between evenly matched parties—a pattern charismatic candidates and billions in spending can’t seem to break.

Republican nominees have all won similar popular vote percentages, ranging from 51 percent for George W. Bush in 2004, to 46 percent for both John McCain and Donald Trump.

Democrats draw similar support—between Obama’s 53 percent in 2008 and Hillary’s 48 percent last time.

What changes more significantly from election to election is the vote for minor party candidates, which soared to 6 percent in 2016, more than triple their combined percentage in 2008 and 2012. If Howard Schultz runs a third party campaign, and protest candidates draw a total of 7 million votes as they did last time, President Trump is almost certain to benefit.

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Lanhee Chen: Russian Meddling and the Mueller Report

While Democrats and Republicans argue over what to make of the Mueller Report, one thing is abundantly clear from its hundreds of pages:

Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election should not have come as a surprise to anyone—let alone President Obama and others in his administration who were asleep at the switch when it happened.

The Mueller Report is a stinging indictment of President Obama’s failure to deal forcefully and directly with the Russian threat. Russia had interfered in elections in the former Soviet Republics and throughout Europe in the years leading up to 2016. And their efforts to subvert US elections were known to officials as early as 2014. Other reports even suggest that national security officials who wanted a more aggressive response to Russian activities were ordered to “stand down” by President Obama’s national security adviser, Susan Rice.

There are no signs that the Russians plan to let up in their efforts to meddle in our democracy. Here’s to hoping President Trump doesn’t repeat the mistakes of his predecessor.

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