--HOW THE TERRORISTS ARE USING VIDEO GAMES AND HIP HOP: ISIS terrorists are expertly using hip hop music, video games and even children to successfully recruit young people to their violent cause. That assessment comes today from the FBI and from top U.S. counterterrorism officials, who say the ISIS social media machine is sophisticated, prolific, and unprecedented. "They are shooting out into the ether-sphere thousands and thousands of messages a day, over 90,000 a day and it's to millions of people across the globe," John Carlin, the head of the Justice Department's National Security Division told THOMAS. "What they are trying to do is to convince young people to go slaughter civilians in a vicious war." http://abcn.ws/1cd42PJ
--THIS WEEK ON 'THIS WEEK'Sunday on "This Week," the powerhouse roundtable debates all the week's politics, with PBS "NewsHour" co-host and managing editor Gwen Ifill, National Review editor Rich Lowry, Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren, and Slate's Jamelle Bouie. Check the "This Week" page for full guest listings. Be sure to use #ThisWeek when you tweet about the program. TUNE IN SUNDAY: http://abcnews.go.com/thisweek
--OBAMA MEETS A MILESTONE: President Obama wakes up in Portland today. This afternoon he delivers remarks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership at Nike headquarters -- a controversial venue, given the subject matter. Later, Obama travels to South Dakota, making his first visit to the state as president and marking the completion of visiting all 50 states since taking office, ABC's MARY BRUCE notes. This evening, he delivers a commencement address at a community college in Watertown.
WHAT WE'RE WATCHING
with ABC's VERONICA STRACQUALURSI
WHAT'S NEXT ON THE AGENDA FOR CONGRESS. The Memorial Day recess is quickly approaching, and the Senate has three major issues it must address before packing up. Sen. Chuck Schumer and other Democrats held a news conference Thursday highlighting some of these issues, ABC's ARLETTE SAENZ reports. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell filed cloture on the motion to proceed to the trade bill, setting up the first test vote on the measure for Tuesday. This is one of those rare moments where Senate Republicans are aligned with President Obama on an issue while many of his loyal Democrats oppose his free-trade deal. The Highway Trust Fund, which provides millions of dollars for infrastructure projects across the country, is set to expire at the end of May and Senate Democrats are pushing for a long term funding plan, rather than a short term patch. The PATRIOT Act expires in June, so Congress only has a few weeks to decide whether to extend or reform parts of it. McConnell is pushing for a clean extension of Section 215 while Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid wants a vote on the USA Freedom Act which would end the bulk collection of metadata program.
THE TOP 5 REJECTED IDEAS FOR BEEFING UP WHITE HOUSE SECURITY. People keep trying to jump over the White House fence -- and that's a problem. So, the United States Secret Service and National Park Service announced plans Thursday to shore up security around 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in order to keep fence jumpers off the president's lawn. "A removable anti-climb feature consisting of sharp metal points will be installed on the top of the White House fence," according to a statement issued yesterday by the two agencies. The retrofit is expected to begin in July and take about a month. The so-called "sharp metal points" are an interim measure until something more permanent sticks. But the new security enhancements weren't the only measures considered. ABC's MICHELLE MANZIONE and ERIN DOOLEY look at some of the ideas that didn't make the cut. http://abcn.ws/1bBBfUt
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ANNIVERSARY OF VE DAY REMINDS US: WE MUST TAKE SIDES, by Jeb Bush. "Today is the 70th Anniversary of the surrender of Nazi Germany.... It is also a time for solemn remembrance of one of the most painful chapters in human history." The victims of these horrors numbered in the millions: Jews were targeted viciously, but so too were Poles, Roma, Slavs, dissenting clergy, the disabled, and gays.... And yet, even today, even while the survivors are still with us, there are those who again call for the destruction of the Jewish people. These voices sometimes speak in new languages in places like Tehran to Damascus.... We must not stand silent in the face of such threats. Because as the living memorials of Auschwitz and Dachau teach us, when evil men profess their plans to destroy the Jewish people, we must believe them." http://bit.ly/1Pur69n
@blakehounshell: Jeb Bush is quietly lifting his $1 million cap on big donations http://politi.co/1F3EBeG
@rebeccagberg: Scott Walker will travel to Israel tomorrow for five days, with no public events planned. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/31479a19fe8e499fb95490617e33459b/scott-walkers-first-israel-trip-include-helicopter-tour …
@nytpolitics: Rand Paul Shores Up ‘Super PACs’ and Ad Producers http://nyti.ms/1F9EUGN
@reliablesource: The GOP majority has a little something do with why there have been so few celebs on The Hill lately http://wpo.st/z5aG0
@ron_fournier: It's past time pollsters realize their science needs radical change, because the people they're measuring have changed radically.