Mar 31, 2019

Giuliani hails TV return of "crusader for justice" Jeanine Pirro

President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani hailed Fox News' "Justice with Judge Jeanine" host Jeanine Pirro as a "crusader for justice" as she returned to her show Saturday.

Why it matters: She's been off the air for 2 weeks after the network condemned comments she made on her program suggesting Rep. Ilhan Omar's wearing of a hijab meant she followed Sharia law. Pirro was to appear on "The Sean Hannity Show" Friday night. He said she canceled because of a "serious family emergency."

What they're saying: Pirro made no mention of her absences, but guest Giuliani told Pirro it's an honor to be with her again."I’m glad you’re back," he said. "We need, at this time that our country is in trouble, we need your common-sense voice," he said. Pirro thanked her "loyal Fox News channel viewers" at the end of the show.

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House Democrats lose appeal to force McGahn testimony

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Democrats in the House lost an appeal to force former White House Counsel Don McGahn to comply with a subpoena, Politico was the first to report.

Why it matters: McGahn was seen as a crucial witness in the House investigation into whether President Trump tried to obstruct the Mueller inquiry. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled 2-1 on Friday that it court did not have the authority to resolve the dispute between the executive and legislative branches.

The Americans who can't hide from coronavirus

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The stock markets are in bad shape, but for the millions of Americans who aren’t invested in stocks, coronavirus is presenting a far more imminent concern.

Why it matters: Quarantines usually work with at least 90% participation, but many Americans lack the flexibility to work remotely, take a sick day or absorb having schools close.

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Wall Street notches worst week for stocks since 2008

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Stocks closed down about 1% on Friday, ending the worst week for Wall Street since the financial crisis.

Why it matters: The stretch of declines came after a spike in coronavirus cases around the world earlier this week. The steep losses prompted questions about the fate of the record-long economic expansion, as well as a rare statement from the Federal Reserve.

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