Author: Andrew OReilly

Hyde-Smith: MLB becomes latest big-dollar donor to ask for donation back in wake of ‘hanging’ comments

FOX NEWS Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., seems to have struck out again when it comes to campaign donations. The Mississippi lawmaker, who faces a run-off election on Tuesday against Democrat Mike Espy, just had another big-dollar donor ask for a refund as she deals with fallout from her controversial “public hanging” comments. This time, Major League Baseball is asking that Hyde-Smith return the organization’s $5,000 donation. “The contribution was made in connection with an event that MLB lobbyists were asked to attend,” an MLB spokesperson said in a statement given to USA TODAY Sports. “MLB has requested that the...

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Al Gore blasts Trump for ‘burying’ climate report by releasing it on Black Friday

FOX NEWS Government report: Climate change negatively impacting US The latest National Climate Assessment concludes that without ‘substantial and sustained global mitigation,’ climate change will cause ‘growing losses to American infrastructure and property’ and impede the ‘rate of economic growth’; Ellison Barber reports. Former Vice President Al Gore accused the Trump administration of trying to “bury’ a damning government report that linked global warming to the worsening of natural disasters by quietly releasing the study on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Gore, who since his time as vice president has become an outspoken advocate for the need to counteract the...

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Schiff says Trump is ‘weak,’ promises to call acting Attorney General Whitaker before Congress

FOX NEWS Rep. Adam Schiff continued his public feud with President Trump on Sunday, calling him “weak” and promising to get to the bottom of Matthew Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general. Schiff, D-Calif., who has long been a fierce critic of the president, said on CNN’s “State of the Union” that Trump was “not being honest” with Americans about the murder of Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi operatives in Turkey and questioned whether the president may have some personal business interests with Saudi Arabia. “I think, in part, he feels by saying that we don’t know or...

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‘Was that a man or a woman’: Trump mocks man-bunned protester in Minnesota

FOX NEWS Sam Spadino was removed from a Trump rally in Minnesota Wednesday night.  (Fox News ) President Trump mocked a protester over his man-bun as he was was booted from a rowdy rally in Duluth on Wednesday night. “Was that a man or a woman? Because he needs a haircut more than I do,” Trump said as the protester was escorted out by security. “I couldn’t tell. Needs a haircut.” The protester, who with another person was holding a picture of Trump, was removed from the Amsoil Arena in Duluth, Minn., to chants of “USA! USA! USA!” as Trump...

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EPA, Pruitt announce rollback of Obama-era fuel standards, setting up another battle with California

FOX NEWS Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks during an interview for Reuters at his office in Washington, U.S., July 10, 2017.  (REUTERS/Yuri Gripas) Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt laid out plans on Tuesday to roll back Obama-era fuel standards in a move seen as a win for automakers, but one that is likely to ignite a major political and legal battle with the nation’s most populous state. “These standards that were set were inappropriate and need to be revised,” Pruitt said during a speech at the EPA in Washington D.C., adding that the rules are too...

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Ohio town must pay back millions of fines collected from speed cameras, court rules

FOX NEWS  (IStock) A small Ohio town that lived by the red light camera could soon die by it, after a federal court ruled the speed trap has to pay back more than $3 million in automated speeding tickets. The case of New Miami, population 2,321, highlights the controversy behind the tickets, which make stoplight-running motorists see red, but help keep the budgets of cities and towns in the black. New Miami will almost certainly go bankrupt if the Supreme Court doesn’t reverse a lower court’s ruling and spare it from refunding tens of thousands of tickets at $180...

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Trump, Xi meeting to set tone for future relationship between US and China

FOX NEWS It is hard to imagine to two people more diametrically dissimilar than President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping. Xi, the son of a Chinese Communist Party leader who was a confidant of Mao Zedong, is a strident party apparatchik known for his cautious approach in politics and following strict protocols. He keeps his private life out of view and rarely goes off script from his core message when speaking publically. Trump, on the other hand, is a billionaire real estate mogul-turned-politician whose political outsider status paired with his off-the-cuff populism propelled him into the White...

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