Author: Adam Shaw

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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Pelosi slams California ICE raid as ‘unjust and cruel,’ amid outcry over mayor’s tipoff to immigrants

FOX NEWS Pelosi slammed a four-day ICE raid as “unjust and cruel.”  (AP) House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Wednesday slammed as “unjust and cruel” a raid of illegal immigrants in California last week that netted hundreds of criminals, many with convictions for violent crimes — but which was partially thwarted by a Democratic mayor who tipped off the public to the crackdown. The four-day raid in the San Francisco Bay Area led to the arrest of 232 illegal immigrants, 180 of whom Immigration and Customs Enforcement said “were either convicted criminals, had been issued a final order...

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Trump, under pressure at home and abroad, hints at wiggle room on tariffs

FOX NEWS Under pressure at home and abroad over his announcement of sanctions on imported aluminum and steel, President Trump indicated Tuesday there may be flexibility about how they are applied to some countries – if they play ball in return. Trump has come under fire from international allies and lawmakers at home for the tariffs, which he said would be 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum. Canada, U.K. and the European Union have all spoken out against the tariffs — with the European Commission threatening “countermeasures” should Trump’s tariffs go ahead. On Tuesday, Swedish Prime...

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GOP lawmaker on a mission to purge ‘progressive’ from news stories

FOX NEWS Reporters are used to getting emails and tweets from readers who take issue with their work.  But it’s a bit more unusual when the reader sending the critique is a member of Congress.  Enter Lamar Smith — the longtime Texas Republican congressman who, it turns out, has been on a quiet mission for years to personally flag what he sees as examples of “bias” to reporters. Lately, he’s been snail-mailing letters scolding journalists for using the term “progressive” instead of “liberal” in their news stories.    The letter-writing campaign went public earlier this month — when a...

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