Percentage of people born 1981 to 1996 who approve of President Trump's job performance, compared to 65 percent who disapprove. The younger a generation is the more it disapproves of Trump's performance. read more
In the wake of the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, a far-right armed militia group called the Oath Keepers is urging its members to station themselves outside of schools to provide protection, HuffPost has learned. The Oath Keepers, a group of thousands of former and current police officers, first responders and military service people, is "one of the largest radical antigovernment groups in the U.S. today," according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. The Oath Keepers website says the group's goal is to defend the Constitution at all costs, and that members pledge not to "obey orders to disarm the American people." In Indiana, at least one member of the group, Mark Cowan, stationed himself outside of a Fort Wayne high school last week. He wielded a handgun and AR-15 while keeping watch near the premises, per local outlet WPTA-21. read more
The police officer assigned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School resigned Thursday, under investigation for failing to enter the building as a gunman opened fire and killed 17 people. ... The sheriff said video shows Peterson was outside the building for "upwards of four minutes" while students were gunned down inside. "What I saw was a deputy arrive ... take up a position and he never went in," the sheriff said at a news conference. An AP story reports that the shooting lasted for only three minutes. read more
Nunes has admitted he did not read the FISA Applications. One member and two investigators were allowed to read the FISA Applications. Trey Gowdy did. Gowdy says the Memo does not discredit Mueller. read more
Travel to the U.S. has been on the decline ever since President Donald Trump took office, and new data shows the slump translates to a cost of $4.6 billion in lost spending and 40,000 jobs. According to the U.S. Travel Association, travel had outperformed overall U.S. export growth during the prior five years; the industry generated an $87 billion trade surplus in 2016, without which the U.S. trade deficit that year would have been 17 percent higher. Overall, the U.S. travel industry supports 15.3 million un-exportable American jobs.
"For our country to have any hope of closing the trade gap, international inbound travel must perform, simple as that," said U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow. "After almost a decade and a half of relatively sustained post-9/11 recovery, since 2015 there's been evidence that the country has gotten complacent with the policies needed to support this vital economic engine and job creator."