Author: Adam Shaw

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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Trump appears to push for DOJ probe into Hillary Clinton scandals

FOX NEWS President Trump branded Robert Mueller’s Russia probe a “witch hunt.”  (AP) President Trump took to Twitter Tuesday to promote calls for the Justice Department to investigate alleged criminal activity by his former Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton — citing a Fox News analyst who suggested that the DOJ may be sitting on a “treasure trove” of evidence. Trump quoted Fox News’ Senior Judicial Analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano, who suggested on “The Story with Martha MacCallum” that someone at the department may have evidence of criminality from Clinton or her camp that should be investigated. Napolitano was, in...

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NRA boss keeps details of CPAC speech concealed, as gun control fight heats up

FOX NEWS With the gun control debate heating up in Washington in the wake of the Parkland shooting, the CEO of the National Rifle Association is keeping details about his speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference under wraps – apparently as a precaution.  A spokesman for the NRA confirmed to Fox News that Wayne LaPierre will speak at the conservative conference, which kicked off Wednesday outside Washington.  But unlike for other speakers, information about his appearance was not publicly released. A time for the speech has not been finalized, the spokesman said. The Washington Examiner reported that his name is...

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Mueller team charges lawyer linked to ex-Trump adviser with lying to FBI

FOX NEWS Prosecutors for FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe on Tuesday charged a lawyer connected to former Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates with lying to investigators during an interview about his communications with Gates. Alex Van Der Zwaan was charged with making false statements to investigators in an interview about his time working for a law firm employed by the Ukraine Ministry of Justice in 2012, when he helped produce a report for the trial of Ukrainian politician Yulia Tymoshenko. The charge was filed ahead of a plea hearing scheduled for later Tuesday. That firm, Skadden, Arps,...

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Lawmakers head toward a government shutdown showdown amid DACA fight

FOX NEWS Republicans and Democrats scrambled Thursday to avoid a government shutdown — with a short-term spending bill to keep the government open heading to the House and Senate possibly lacking vital support in both chambers. House Republicans will look to push an interim spending bill on Thursday afternoon to run the government through to Feb. 16, a move that would avoid an impending shutdown due to start late Friday night.  That bill includes a multi-year extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP), but is absent of any language to legalize the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) for illegal immigrants brought to...

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Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake compares Trump’s press attacks to Stalin in fiery Senate floor speech

FOX NEWS Sen. Jeff Flake attacked Trump for his criticisms of the media.  (Fox News) Outgoing Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake launched a fiery attack on President Trump Wednesday over Trump’s criticisms of the media — alleging that the president pushes “pernicious fantasies,” uses Stalinist language and causes global instability by undermining the free press. “An American president who cannot take criticism, who must constantly deflect and distort and distract, who must find someone else to blame is charting a very dangerous path. And a Congress that fails to act as a check on the president adds to the...

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