Author: Adam Shaw

Al Qaeda returns? UN panel warns of new bin Laden threat

FOX NEWS A UN panel is warning that Hamza bin Laden, left, is emerging as a leadership figure in Al Qaeda to follow in the footsteps of his father, Usama bin Laden, right.  (AP) As the Islamic State is driven out of its former strongholds, a U.N. panel is warning that the next big terror threat in the region could come, once again, from Al Qaeda — led by the son of Usama bin Laden. The report by U.N. experts, delivered to the Security Council and released this week, included startling findings about both terror networks. The report found...

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‘Stuttering John’ says he was visited by Secret Service after Trump prank call

FOX NEWS Comedian John Melendez (left) says he was patched through to President Trump (middle) on Air Force this week after impersonating Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez (right).  ((Associated Press)) A shock jock comedian who was patched through to President Trump on Air Force One after impersonating a Democratic senator claimed on Saturday he was visited by the Secret Service after his prank went public. Comedian John Melendez of “The Stuttering John” podcast posted audio on Thursday of his conversation with the president, where Melendez claimed to be Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J. The two appear to have spoken while Trump...

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Trump reportedly tossed Starburst at Merkel during G-7 summit: ‘Don’t say I never give you anything’

FOX NEWS President Donald Trump, right, talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel after the family photo during the G7 Summit, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Charlevoix, Canada. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)  (Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) President Trump isn’t known for his sweet talk — but his sweet toss is now world-famous.  Amid tensions at the G-7 summit earlier this month, Trump reportedly tossed Starburst candies in front of embattled German Chancellor Angela Merkel and quipped: “Here Angela, don’t say I never give you anything.” The “unexplainably juicy” moment at the otherwise sour meeting of world leaders...

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Trump swipes at GOP foe Sen. Jeff Flake: ‘He’s a Flake!’

FOX NEWS Jeff Flake won’t rule out White House run against Trump Retiring Republican senator from Arizona says he hopes President Trump faces a challenger or two in the GOP primaries; reaction from Brad Blakeman, former deputy assistant to President George W. Bush, and Dave Brown, Democratic strategist and former senior adviser to Sen. Patty Murray. President Trump on Thursday took a swipe at Republican foe Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, accusing him of being “humiliatingly forced out of his own Senate seat” and making a play on his name. Flake said last month that while it’s “not in...

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Trump’s pick of Bolton for national security adviser brings a bulldog to the White House

FOX NEWS President Trump’s decision Thursday to appoint former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton as national security adviser brings a hawkish presence, combined with a bulldog spirit, to the White House. Trump announced late Thursday that Bolton would replace H.R. McMaster in the post, and while the Bush-era hawk’s staunch defense of the war in Iraq may conflict with Trump’s more skeptical approach, his stand on other issues — along with his penchant for getting in the face of his opponents — makes him a natural fit for the Trump White House. “I think what you said is offensive and...

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Trump signs $1.3 trillion spending bill, despite earlier threat to veto

FOX NEWS President Trump signed the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill Friday despite an earlier threat to veto the legislation due to the lack of border wall funding and a fix for DACA. Trump signed the mammoth legislation reluctantly, saying in a press availability with other members of the administration that, in order to secure a necessary increase in military spending, he had to give money to Democratic projects that he derided as a “wasted sum of money.” “It’s not right and it’s very bad for our country,” he said. But he said that military spending was very important,...

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Trump’s pick of Bolton for NSA chief brings a bulldog to the White House

FOX NEWS President Trump’s decision Thursday to appoint former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton as national security adviser brings a hawkish presence, combined with a bulldog spirit, to the White House. Trump announced late Thursday that Bolton would replace H.R. McMaster in the post, and while the Bush-era hawk’s staunch defense of the war in Iraq may conflict with Trump’s more skeptical approach, his stand on other issues — along with his penchant for getting in the face of his opponents — makes him a natural fit for the Trump White House. “I think what you said is offensive and...

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Sessions defends decision to recuse himself from Russian probe

FOX NEWS Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Saturday defended his decision to recuse himself from any investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election — a decision for which he has repeatedly been criticized for by President Trump. Sessions addressed the issue in response to a question after a speech at a Federalist Society event at Georgetown University. When asked whether it was “a mistake” to recuse himself in March 2017, Sessions smiled and shifted uncomfortably before saying: “No, I don’t.” “No, I think that’s what I had to do,” he added. The former Alabama senator told the audience...

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