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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Nunes Says Information From Trump Surveillance ‘Concerned Me’
A key lawmaker who went public this week with charges the Obama administration collected and spread information from surveillance of President Trump’s transition team said Friday documents he's been shown "concerned me." “There’s some information in those documents that concerned me and I don’t think belonged in there,” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., told reporters at a press conference. He reasserted that it seemed that the information was still collected legally, and also expressed concern about the decision to unmask names. Fox News
VOA VIEW: Not good for Obama.

Lawyers For Bowe Bergdahl File Third Appeal, Charging Trump Remarks Taint Trial Prospects
Attorneys for accused Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl took their third shot Thursday at getting his case tossed, once again arguing that President Trump blew their client’s chance of a fair trial when he called the sergeant and former Taliban captive “a dirty, rotten traitor.” In a 50-page appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, Bergdahl’s legal team argued that the “unprecedented circumstances” of then-candidate Trump calling Bergdahl a traitor and suggesting he should be executed create an “unlawful command influence.” The term refers to a military legal concept in which someone in authority attempts to influence military judicial proceedings. Fox News

Mnuchin: Trump Has 'Perfect Genes,' Has Given Up KFC
Asked about Trump's White House style, Mnuchin said Trump is constantly on the phone or talking to people. "This guy's got more stamina than anybody I've ever met," he said. How is that possible, he was asked, given Trump's predilection for fast food? "He's got perfect genes," Mnuchin said. But the president is off the greasy stuff, he said. "Since he got to the White House, he doesn't eat KFC anymore and McDonald's," Mnuchin said. "There is great food there. Let me tell you. CNN

House Republicans Pull Health Care Bill
House Speaker Paul Ryan sensationally pulled his Obamacare repeal bill from the floor on Friday, a day after President Donald Trump had threatened to walk away from health care reform if he didn't get a vote. After a dramatic day on Capitol Hill, Ryan rushed from the White House to Capitol Hill to tell Trump he did not have the votes to pass the measure, the culmination of seven years of Republican efforts to eradicate President Barack Obama's proudest domestic achievement. Two senior administration officials said the decision to pull the bill was Ryan's. CNN
VOA VIEW: Sad move for Republicans - the bill was bad.


Border Agent '100% Positive' Even A Partial Wall Can 'Secure The Border'
"A wall in strategic locations is absolutely necessary," the president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) testified in a Senate hearing Wednesday. NBPC President Brandon Judd told Democrat Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill that the border could be secured by placing walls at stragetic points: “As far as the wall goes, Senator McCaskill, while I agree with you 100%. We do not need a great wall over the United States. We do not need 2,000 miles of border wall. I will tell you, however, that a wall in strategic locations is absolutely necessary. “The fencing that we currently have can be defeated. Anybody can come up to that fence with a welding torch and cut a hole in it – in fact, they have. So, yes, we absolutely have to have a barrier that can’t be defeated. And, if we do a wall and we do it properly on the border we can, in fact, effectuate a better arrest rate, we can, in fact, secure the border. I’m 100% positive that that can happen.” CNS News

In 24 States, 50% Or More Of Babies Born On Medicaid
In 24 of the nation’s 50 states at least half of the babies born during the latest year on record had their births paid for by Medicaid, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. New Mexico led all states with 72 percent of the babies born there in 2015 having their births covered by Medicaid. Arkansas ranked second with 67 percent; Louisiana ranked third with 65 percent; and three states—Mississippi, Nevada and Wisconsin—tied for fourth place with 64 percent of babies born there covered by Medicaid. New Hampshire earned the distinction of having the smallest percentage of babies born on Medicaid. In that state, Medicaid paid for the births of only 27 percent of the babies born in 2015. Virginia and Utah tied for the next to last position, with 31 percent of the babies born on Medicaid. However, according to KFF, some of the nation’s most populous states shared the distinction of having 50 percent or more of the babies born there born on Medicaid. CNS News
VOA VIEW: The problem is too high for all.

Virginia Court Rules For Trump In Travel Ban Dispute, Order Still Halted
A U.S. federal judge in Virginia ruled on Friday that President Donald Trump's travel ban was justified, increasing the likelihood the measure will go before the Supreme Court as the decision took an opposing view to courts in Maryland and Hawaii that have halted the order. U.S. District Court Judge Anthony Trenga rejected arguments by Muslim plaintiffs who claimed Trump's March 6 executive order temporarily banning the entry of all refugees and travelers from six Muslim-majority countries was discriminatory. Reuters


Trump Touts Charter Hiring That Was In Works For Two Years
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday touted Charter Communications Inc's decision to invest $25 billion in the United States and a plan the company announced before he was elected to hire 20,000 workers over four years. At a White House event with the second-largest U.S. cable company's Chief Executive Thomas Rutledge and Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Trump praised Charter for planning to close its offshore call centers and move them to the United States. Much of the announcement was not new. Charter said last May that it planned to add 20,000 jobs as part of its merger with Time Warner Cable and acquisition of Bright House Networks. As early as June 2015, Rutledge said Charter would need an additional 20,000 employees after those deals. Reuters

Nunes Backs Down From Assertion Trump Was Monitored
The chairman of the House intelligence committee has backed down from his dramatic assertion that Donald Trump and his aides were "monitored," by U.S. spies — a claim the Republicans have cited this week in emails to loyalists. Rep. Devin Nunes told reporters Friday he can't be sure whether conversations among Trump or his aides were captured in the surveillance that has become a source of controversy since Nunes made it public in two news conferences this week. "He said he'll have to get all the documents he requested from the (intelligence community) about this before he knows for sure," his spokesman, Jack Langer, said earlier. MSNBC

Trump Travel Ban: Toronto School Board Bars New Trips To U.S.
The largest school board in Canada said it won't be booking future trips to the United States, citing "uncertainty" surrounding President Donald Trump's latest travel restrictions. The Toronto District School Board announced it would bar new trips to the U.S. because of "uncertainty surrounding these new restrictions — specifically with regards to who may be impacted and when," John Malloy, director of education for the school board, said in a statement Thursday. "We do not make this decision lightly, but given the uncertainty of these new travel restrictions and when they may come into effect, if at all, we strongly believe that our students should not be placed into these situations of potentially being turned away at the border," Malloy said in the statement. MSNBC

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GOP Health Care Bill Pulled At Trump’s Request; Obamacare Repeal Fizzles
House Republicans called off a vote on their Obamacare repeal bill Friday, acknowledging a stinging defeat and sending the party on a round of deep soul-searching about whether they can be a governing majority. “Obamacare is the law of the land, it’s going to remain the law of the land until it’s replaced. We did not have quite the votes to replace this law,” House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said, calling the failure a wake-up moment for Republicans who have been fractious for years, and who now must decide whether there are any issued they can reach agreement. The failure of the bill is also the first major legislative stumble for President Trump, who put his vaunted negotiating powers to use trying to sway holdouts. Republican lawmakers said he made a “gallant” effort, and said the blame doesn’t lie with the White House. Washington Times

Mulvaney Says If You're Worried About Health Care Cuts, Change Your State
Mick Mulvaney, President Donald Trump’s budget director, said Friday on “CBS This Morning” that Americans worried about cuts to essential services in the GOP health care bill should worry about fixing things at the state level. Mulvaney said the GOP health care plan, formally known as the American Health Care Act, would allow states to decide what is covered by insurance plans. “States not only have the ability to require those services, many of them already do,” Mulvaney said. “I talked to some folks in the northeast and they say we don’t really mind that much about essential health benefits because our states already require insurance policies sold in those states to have that. What we’re doing is taking away the federal controls of these systems.” Washington Times

Here's When Hospital Patients Are Less Likely To Die
Hospital patients may be less likely to die if they are treated during weeks that inspectors are checking on the staff, a new study suggests. In the United States, hospitals are accredited by a body known as the Joint Commission. Inspectors from the commission make unannounced visits to each hospital every 18 to 36 months, to make sure staff are complying with standards for patient safety and care. CBS


Many End-Of-Life Talks End In Confusion
You’ve filled out a living will, and designated a surrogate to make medical decisions if you’re incapacitated. But, your end-of-life planning may not be done yet. That’s because, according to a new study, your surrogate may still not have a clear idea about what you really want done in a crisis situation -- even after you’ve discussed your wishes with them. In the study, seven out of every 10 surrogates didn’t have an accurate understanding of their loved one’s wishes regarding potentially life-altering medical treatment, even though both believed they had adequately discussed the topic. CBS

Paul Manafort Volunteers To Testify In Russia Probe As Committee Cancels Other Testimony
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., announced Friday that Paul Manafort, former chairman of Donald Trump's presidential campaign, has volunteered to testify in front of the committee. Nunes told the press in his announcement Friday that it is up to Manafort to decide whether or not his testimony will be in an open hearing. A Senate source tells ABC News that the Senate Intelligence Committee will also meet with Manafort as part of its similar investigation. A spokesman for the former Trump campaign chairman told ABC News that Manafort contacted the House committee to volunteer his testimony for the panel's investigation of Russian interference in the presidential election and of whether any Trump associates colluded in those actions. ABC
VOA VIEW: The Manafort move puts Democrats and Liberals on the defense.

Hiring Rises In 11 US States Last Month, Gains Widely Spread
Hiring picked up in 11 states last month compared with January and was mostly unchanged in the other 39, as stronger U.S. job gains benefited most of the country. Still, pockets of weakness remained. Job gains in February were most robust in states outside the coastal regions that have fared the best since the Great Recession, the Labor Department report showed. The biggest gains, as a proportion of total jobs, were in Montana, Nebraska, Arkansas, and New Mexico. ABC
VOA VIEW: Good news for Trump.

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Government Cites Virginia Travel-Ban Ruling In Push To Lift Hawaii’s Order
The Trump administration cited a favorable ruling by a Virginia federal judge in its argument against making a Hawaii court order blocking the travel ban nationwide more permanent. With the Honolulu federal judge considering whether to extend the temporary halt on President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban, the U.S. Justice Department said in a court filing Friday that the state of Hawaii hasn’t offered sufficient evidence to impose a preliminary injunction. Bloomberg
VOA VIEW: Hawaii's federal judge is a liberal tyrant.

OPEC Be Warned: Russia Battens Down The Hatches For Oil At $40
Perhaps the Bank of Russia knows something the world doesn’t. As the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies prepare to meet for a review of their production cuts this weekend, the central bank of the world’s biggest energy exporter is hunkering down for years of oil near $40 a barrel. While analysts in a Bloomberg survey see the price of benchmark Brent crude -- which trades at a small premium to Russia’s Urals export blend -- rising 16 percent from current levels by the end of the year, oil’s 10 percent decline in March alone amid supply woes is making the market nervous. Russia, a key partner in the deal and a participant in the talks in Kuwait, might only add to those jitters. Bloomberg

Trump Supporters Disrupt California Attorney General Event
Supporters of President Donald Trump disrupted a Southern California appearance by state Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a Democrat who supports legal challenges to the president's travel ban order and targeting of so-called sanctuary cities. The San Bernardino Sun ( reports that Trump supporters stormed Thursday's community meeting at an Ontario high school chanting "Shame on you." Becerra was introduced to simultaneous cheers and boos, and the disruptions continued, causing the two-hour event to be cut short after only about 45 minutes. The tactic mirrored recent anti-Trump protests aimed at Republican members of Congress. Las Vegas Sun

Some Parts Of Obamacare Working Well, Problems With Others
Once again, "Obamacare" has survived another near-death experience. It won't be the end of the political debate, but House Speaker Paul Ryan acknowledges, "We're going to be living with 'Obamacare' for the foreseeable future." Ryan pulled the "repeal and replace" bill drafted by House Republican leaders and blessed by President Donald Trump after it failed to muster enough support. It was the latest attempt to undo the Affordable Care Act, which already beat two Supreme Court challenges. President Donald Trump blamed Democrats for the failure and repeated his dire predictions for the Obama-era law. "It's imploding, and soon will explode, and it's not going to be pretty," he said. Las Vegas Sun

London Police Make Two More 'Significant Arrests' In Westminster Attack
London's Metropolitan Police on Friday said officers made "two further significant arrests" overnight in their investigation of an attack near Parliament that killed four victims and the assailant. In a press conference Friday morning, Met Police Acting Deputy Commissioner Mark Rowley also identified the Westminster attacker by his birthname: Adrian Russell Ajao. Rowley said a total of 10 people have been detained, including one woman was released on bail. Authorities have carried out at least 21 searches and seized more than 2,700 items including "massive of amounts of computer data." "To that end in our continuing investigation and ongoing covert activity, we have made two further significant arrests overnight -- one in the West Midlands and one in North West," Rowley said during a press conference, referring to official regions in England north of London. UPI News

Hearings' Contrasts: Senators Friendly To Ag Nominee, Grill SEC Choice
Senate confirmation hearings for two of President Donald Trump's nominees -- for agriculture and the Securities and Exchange Commission -- had contrasting tones Thursday. Members of the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee were friendly and non-confrontational with the agriculture secretary nominee, George "Sonny" Perdue, 70, but SEC chairman pick Jay Clayton, 50, received a grilling with some members of the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. UPI News

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