News Roundup

Austin bomber killed after

  • The 24-year-old suspect responsible for killing two and wounding several others over the past three weeks has died
  • He had been tracked to a Redroof Inn in Round Rock, TX, and then with officials closing in, he blew himself up in his car
  • The Austin police chief said that he was responsible for all of the bombing incidents in Austin, but urged residents to remain vigilant, saying that the bomber may have sent additional packages
  • Pres. Trump tweeted out congratulations: “Great job by law enforcement and all concerned!”

Nor’easter expected to hit from Tennessee to Boston

  • The storm will be hitting 70 million people, and the worst weather is expected to arriving during this evening’s rush hour
  • More than 3,200 flights have been cancelled and schools have been closed, dumping heavy snow, and bringing heavy winds and coastal flooding to some areas
  • The storm is expected to move away and northward on Thursday

Cambridge Analytica suspends CEO Alexander Nix

  • Following the release on Channel 4 of an undercover video in which Nix bragged about covertly influencing popular opinion, concocting the ‘defeat crooked Hillary’ meme, and meeting now-Pres. Trump multiple times, he has been suspended from the firm
  • An unnamed Trump campaign official has said that the 2020 campaign has no contracts with Cambridge Analytica and no plans to use them

Playboy Playmate suing to speak about claimed relationship with Trump

  • Playboy’s 1998 Playmate of the Year, Karen McDougal has sued the parent company of the National Enquirer, AMI, in an attempt to extract herself from a nondisclosure pact signed in 2016 for $150,000
  • McDougal says she and Trump had a 10-month romance in 2006 and 2007, which included a sexual encounter at the golf event where he has been accused of striking up his affair with Stormy Daniels

Gov. Bruce Rauner barely defeated a conservative GOP challenger in Illinois gubernatorial primary

  • Despite spending significantly more money, Republican Governor Bruce Rauner barely edged out the more conservative challenger Rep. Jeanne Ives in the state’s primary
  • Governor Rauner will now be facing off against businessman J.B. Pritkzer, member of the Pritzker family, one of the wealthiest in the United States

Trump speaks at National Republican Congressional Committee

  • Trump told the audience that with the Democratic party having moved left, the Republicans ‘have to go a little bit further right’
  • The National Republican Congressional Committee has brought in record-breaking funds of $32 million, the most for any of their March dinners, and has raised $95 million so far in the 2018 cycle

Actress Cynthia Nixon running for governor of New York

  • An actress from the TV show ‘Sex and the City’ will be challenging incumbent governor Andre Cuomo for the Democratic nomination

Federal Reserve expected to raise rates

  • Today at 2pm the fed is expected to raise interest rates to 1.75 percent, their highest in a decade, which will improve the situation for savers but exacerbate problems for debtors
  • Also coming today at 2:30pm will be announcements from the new Fed chair, Jerome Powell, indicating the trajectory of interest rates through the rest of the year

Congress has another spending deadline of midnight this Friday

  • The $1.3 trillion omnibus spending agreement, which would be effective until September 30th and is expected to run upward of 1,000 pages long, has to be made through a compromise on issues such as immigration and infrastructure under the Hudson River

Top Stories

New York Times: Suspect in Texas Bombings Blew Himself Up in Car, Police Say

Washington Post: Austin bombing suspect dies after detonating explosive as SWAT team closed in, police say

Drudge Report: Austin Bomber Blows Self Up

The Daily Caller: 'Harms Hardworking Americans'

Breitbart News: REPORT: Austin ‘Serial Bombing’ Suspect Killed Self as Police Approached

Slate: Before Cambridge Analytica, There Was FarmVille

HuffPost: Suspected Package Bomber Dead

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