Keith Rush - Biography
 Keith began his broadcasting career on Febuary 16, 1952 at the age of 20 left New Orleans for full time position, KLOU in Lake Charles, Louisiana... Keith is considered by many as the "Father of Talk Radio" in New Orleans, Louisiana. 1st "Honorary" member of LSU statewide Alumni Association in history of LSU. Received many awards, but most proud of Freedom's Foundation Award 1972 for fight against "Filth" in radio and television. Representatives came to New Orleans Louisiana to make the presentation. During period 1953 - 1956 (still broadcasting) booked acts on the Louisiana Hayride, such as George Jones, Johnny Cash, The Browns and brought Elvis Presley to New Orleans (1954) for 1st apperance ever. (Lost Money)   1957 - 1959 United States Army 4th Infantry Division Fort Lewis Washington, 2 years active duty.
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FBI's Strzok And Page Spoke Of 'Secret Society' After Trump Election
Two top FBI officials under fire for exchanging anti-Trump text messages during the 2016 election spoke of a “secret society” the day after President Trump's victory, according to two lawmakers with knowledge of the messages. Peter Strzok -- a top counterintelligence official involved in both the Hillary Clinton email probe and FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe -- exchanged more than 50,000 messages with senior FBI lawyer Lisa Page, with whom he was romantically involved. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, said Monday that among the messages the pair exchanged are references to a “secret society” within the Department of Justice and the FBI. Fox News
VOA VIEW: The FBI and DOJ must be investigated.

Why FBI's 'Missing' 5 Months Of Texts Is Worse Than Watergate
Richard Nixon's secretary Rose Mary Woods erased 18 minutes of tape recording of the president and became infamous in1972. The FBI failed to preserve five months of text messages and expects the American public to believe it was a random mistake. This is worse than Watergate. The text messages between agents Peter Strozk and Lisa Page are instructive for several reasons. First, the texts were sent in the lead-up to Robert Mueller being named a special counsel in the investigation of Russia and the 2016 presidential election. Second, earlier messages that have been released included not only the involvement of outgoing FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, but the desire of top-level FBI officials to create an “insurance policy” against a Donald Trump presidency. Fox News
VOA VIEW: The FBI and DOJ has lost all credibility.

Jeff Sessions Is Doing Trump's Political Dirty Work
The defining moment of Jeff Sessions's time as attorney general has been when he recused himself from oversight of the Russia investigation. That quickly led to the appointment of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, who is now extensively probing President Trump. And by all accounts, it seriously strained Sessions's relationship with Trump, who thinks Sessions should be protecting him and doing his bidding. But there are increasing signs that Sessions has indeed done plenty of Trump's bidding behind closed doors.  Washington Post
VOA VIEW: Liberal BS talking points.

Kentucky School Shooting Leaves One Dead And Multiple Wounded
At least one person was killed and several others were injured when a shooter opened fire at Marshall County High School in Benton, Ky., officials said. Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin tweeted the shooter was in custody. Officials told Fox News the threat to the school was over. Kentucky State Police confirmed a Marshall County Deputy "apprehended the shooter." Google News


Tsunami Warnings, Watches Issued After Gulf Of Alaska Earthquake
A magnitude 7.9 earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska triggered a series of tsunami alerts early Tuesday from southern Alaska down the western coast of North America, prompting warnings in some low-lying communities for people to seek higher ground. But initial fears that such a massive tremor could unleash destructive waves that could hit Hawaii and ripple farther out subsided within four hours.  NBC News

Michigan Man Threatened To Gun Down CNN Employees
According to federal court documents, 19-year-old Brandon Griesemer was arrested after making 22 threatening calls to CNN's Atlanta headquarters. A man from Michigan has been arrested after threatening to go on a killing spree at CNN's Atlanta headquarters. According to federal court documents obtained by WGCL-TV, Brandon Griesemer, a 19-year-old from a suburb of Detroit, made 22 nuisance phone calls to CNN Center last week. Google News

US Citizens Among Dead In Kabul Hotel Attack
American citizens were among those killed in the weekend attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, US State Department officials told CNN. The attackers were affiliated with the Pakistan-based Haqqani network, according to the Afghan Interior Ministry. The Taliban released a statement claiming responsibility. Additional details, including the precise number of Americans killed, were not immediately available.  CNN

Prospects Of Peace Elusive As Pence Wraps Up Visit To Israel
Vice President Pence wrapped up a four-day Middle Eastern tour Tuesday with a visit to one of Judaism's holiest sites, a symbolic end to a trip that has further enhanced the administration's relationship with Israel but apparently widened a split with the Palestinian leadership. Prospects of reigniting the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, a goal that Pence has said he believes is still achievable, seemed more elusive than ever Tuesday.  Washington Post


Syria War: Thousands Flee Turkish Assault On Afrin Enclave
An estimated 5,000 people have been displaced by clashes between Turkish-led forces and Kurdish fighters in north-western Syria, the UN says. The civilians have fled communities near the border since Turkey launched an offensive to drive a Kurdish militia out of the Afrin region on  Saturday. Some are reported to have been prevented from crossing into territory controlled by the Syrian government. The UN said it was ready to deliver aid to 50,000 people in Afrin if required. BBC

Melania Trump Nixes Plan To Travel With Her Husband Amid Claims He Had Affair With Porn Star
Melania Trump will no longer join President Donald Trump on his upcoming trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as previously planned. The first lady’s communications director, Stephanie Grisham, confirmed to PEOPLE that Mrs. Trump cancelled the trip due to “too many scheduling and logistical issues.” Grisham told CNN last week that the first lady would be attending the annual gathering of global leaders in economics, politics, finance and business to show support for her husband, who is expected to give an address during the visit. People

Border Patrol Agents Boarded Bus And Asked For Citezenship Papers
U.S. Border Patrol agents took someone off a Greyhound bus outside the Fort Lauderdale station after allegedly asking everyone on board for proof of citizenship, according to witness video and immigration advocates. The Border Patrol’s Miami section confirmed Monday: Yes, that’s us, and we can do that. Miami Herald

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Musk's New Pay Deal Could Make Him World's Richest Man If Tesla Succeeds
It is the Elon Musk of corporate pay deals, a cocksure, all-or-nothing moonshot into history. Little wonder, then, that it is for none other than Elon Musk. Tesla Inc. granted the billionaire founder a $2.6 billion award, the largest-ever of its kind, underscoring the company’s outsize ambitions and how intimately connected its future success is to Musk. If fully vested over a decade, stock options would net him as much as $55.8 billion. Bloomberg

Millennials: 1 In 6 Now Have $100,000 Socked Away
Millennials are pushing back against the stereotype that their money management skills are lacking, as 16% now have savings of $100,000 or more, double the amount of young people who had socked away that much in 2015, according to a new Bank of America survey. The perception that Millennials — Americans between the ages of 23 and 37  — lack savvy when it comes to saving for retirement, budgeting and setting up and sticking to a financial plan is showing signs of being outdated, noted the survey, made available exclusively to USA TODAY. USA Today

NBC's Lester Holt Slammed For 'Cotton Candy' North Korea Coverage On 'Cushy' Trip
NBC's Lester Holt is under fire for his "cushy" coverage of North Korea, despite the regime’s long record of cruelty, murder and oppression. The star journalist traveled to the Hermit Kingdom weeks before the Peacock Network will cover the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, and viewers slammed his coverage as being sycophantic, decidedly uncritical and feeding "propaganda."  Fox News


America Slips In The Eyes Of The World
Donald Trump’s first year as president rattles world’s confidence, while quiet, stable Switzerland remains the No. 1 country. The mood on the international conference call at the beginning of this month was somber as Ian Bremmer, president of the political risk consulting firm Eurasia Group, prepared to list off top global dangers in the coming year. US News
VOA VIEW: This is good news for America - the world is not positive to Americans.

Schumer Withdraws Offer On Trump's Wall
Chuck Schumer is taking his big spending boost for Donald Trump’s border wall off the table. The Senate minority leader, through an aide, informed the White House on Monday that he was retracting the offer he made last week to give Trump well north of the $1.6 billion in wall funding Trump had asked for this year, according to two Democrats. And now they say Trump will simply not get a better deal than that on his signature campaign promise. Schumer “took it off,” said Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, the No. 2 Senate Democrat.  Politico
VOA VIEW: No funding for wall, no DACA.

Russian Spy Ship Spotted 100 Miles Off North Carolina Coast
The Russian spy ship, the Viktor Leonov, was spotted 100 miles south east of Wilmington, North Carolina, in international waters, according to a US military official, just days after the vessel was seen leaving the capital of Trinidad and Tobago, Port of Spain. Two US military officials said the Russian ship is being tracked by the destroyer USS Cole and other naval assets. Outfitted with a variety of high-tech spy equipment and designed to intercept communications signals, the Viktor Leonov was observed operating in the Caribbean last week, a US defense official told CNN. CNN

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O’Keefe Tears into Twitter Censorship
James O’Keefe launched his important new book American Pravda: My Fight for Truth in the Era of Fake News with a week of spectacular undercover videos that exposed Twitter’s policies censoring the views of conservatives and libertarians. Just consider the following admissions O’Keefe got on video: Mo Norrai, a former Content Review Agent for Twitter, says: “Let’s say if it was pro-Trump and I am anti-Trump, I was like, I banned his whole account. It goes to you, and then it’s at your discretion. And if you’re anti-Trump, you’re like, oh you know what, Mo was right, … let it go.” InfoWars

Here’s A Crazy Theory: Maybe Americans Just Want A Rational Immigration Policy
When Minority leader Chuck Schumer surrendered to Republicans on Monday, some left-leaning political analysts argued that Democrats had showed absolutely no spine during the government shutdown, while others argued that Democrats hadn’t had the time to properly craft a winning message. Rarely considered, however, was the notion that the message itself was the problem.  The Federalist
VOA VIEW: Zero tolerance to illegal immigration.

Religious Activists On The Rise Inside Health Department
A small cadre of politically prominent religious activists inside the Department of Health and Human Services have spent months quietly planning how to weaken federal protections for abortion and transgender care — a strategy that's taking shape in a series of policy moves that took even their own staff by surprise. Those officials include Roger Severino, an anti-abortion Catholic lawyer who now runs the Office of Civil Rights and last week laid out new protections allowing health care workers with religious or moral objections to abortion and other procedures to opt out. Politico

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Nassar Victim: 'I F-ing Hate You'
Former US gymnast Mattie Larson delivered gut-wrenching testimony Tuesday on how she was sexually abused by Larry Nassar, telling the disgraced sports doctor: “I can’t even put into words how much I f—king hate you.” Larson, who was a member of the US National Team, was among the scores of women to detail to a Michigan court — during Nassar’s marathon sentencing for sexual assault — the trauma she endured. NY Post

Hawaii Governor Couldn't Warn Public Of Missile 'Crisis' Because He Forgot Password
The governor of Hawaii wanted to inform the public that they would not die in a ballistic missile attack — but he forgot his Twitter password. Gov. David Ige said Sunday that he could not access his Twitter account on the morning of Jan. 13 — while Hawaiians were reeling after receiving the false emergency missile alert on their cellphones. NY Post

In ‘Jaw-Dropping’ Text, Peter Strzok Expressed ‘Concern’ About Joining Mueller Team
The FBI’s top agent on the Trump-Russia investigation sent a text message last year that one top Republican senator says suggests he saw no evidence of Trump campaign collusion. The text message, which was sent by Peter Strzok, is “jaw-dropping,” Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said in a radio interview on Tuesday. Daily Caller

Sarah Sanders: Missing FBI Texts ‘Absolutely Outrageous’
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders strongly reacted to the FBI’s failure to preserve months worth of text messages between agents assigned to investigate President Donald Trump, in a Tuesday interview on Fox News. Previous reports revealed that the two agents, who were involved in an extra-martial affair with one another, had sent each other texts disparaging Trump and praising former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.  Daily Caller

Facebook Should Pay News Outlets For Using Stories: Murdoch
FACEBOOK should pay news outlets for using their stories on its site, Rupert Murdoch has said.
The Executive Chairman of News Corp wants the social media giant to pay news publishers as they are “enhancing the value and integrity of Facebook through their news and content but are not being adequately rewarded for those services.” Mr Murdoch said Facebook should recognise “trusted” news publishers and pay them “a carriage fee”.  The Sun UK

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