Larry O’Connor’s Daily Radar Report 02.08.18

Curious about today’s topics on The Larry O’Connor Show? Below are a few stories on the radar. Be sure to listen to The Larry O’Connor Show Monday – Friday 3pm – 6pm on WMAL.

Trump declares America ‘a nation of believers’ at National Prayer Breakfast (Fox News)

The president addresses lawmakers and religious leaders at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C.

President Trump, at the annual National Prayer Breakfast Thursday, declared the U.S. a “nation of believers” as he told listeners that God’s grace could be seen in every facet of American society.

“America is a nation of believers and together we are strengthened by the power of prayer,” he said in Washington, D.C.[Read More]

George Washington adopts mandatory diversity training for incoming students (The Washington Post)

Following an outcry from George Washington University students over a racially charged Snapchat posting, administrators announced Wednesday that all incoming students will undergo mandatory diversity training starting in the fall.

The decision comes after the university’s Student Association Senate unanimously passed a resolution Monday with nearly 20 demands, many of… [Read More]

WATCH: Chuck Schumer Called For Military Parade In 2014 (The Daily Wire)

Historically ignorant and cynical politicians feigned outrage on Wednesday at President Trump’s proposal of a military parade in 2018. Senator John Kennedy insisted, “I think confidence is silent and insecurity is loud. America is the most powerful country in all of human history; you don’t need to show it off.” Representative Adam Smith preened, “A military parade of this kind would also be a departure from the values of our constitutional democracy.” Representatives Ruben Gallego and Ted Lieu glibly observed, “Because authoritarian regimes like Russia and North Korea hold massive military parades does not mean that we must as well.” [Read More]

This Year’s Gerber Baby Is the First With Down Syndrome (AOL)

Meet Lucas, this year’s Gerber Baby! For the first time in the company’s 90 year history, the baby has Down syndrome. The original Gerber Baby Ann Turner Cook celebrated her 90th birthday in 2016. A sketch of her at four months old was entered into the company’s search for the face for its baby food. Ann was two at the time of the contest. [Read More]

Byron York: What explains the FBI’s deep faith in Trump dossier author Christopher Steele? (Washington Examiner)

One of the most remarkable takeaways from the new documents released in the Trump-Russia investigation is the degree to which FBI officials were determined to believe dossier author Christopher Steele — even after it became clear he had lied to them. In their drive to win a warrant to wiretap sometime Trump volunteer Carter Page — along with Paul Manafort, one of only two Trump figures known to be wiretapped in the investigation — the bureau rested most of its case on Steele’s information, and the officials who filed the warrant application seemed resolved to believe Steele even after his credibility came into question. [Read More]

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