Author: Brooke Singman

Al Franken under growing pressure to resign as groping claims mount, critics cite double standard

FOX NEWS Pressure is mounting on Sen. Al Franken to resign, as the number of women accusing the Minnesota lawmaker of groping them grows and fellow Democrats claim the party seems to have a double standard for other members accused of sexual harassment. Franken, the second-term senator who was accused earlier this month by a Los Angeles radio personality of groping her during a 2006 USO tour, has since been rocked with claims from women who say he grabbed their butts or breasts while posing for photos at events including the Minnesota State Fair. Earlier this week, yet another...

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Conyers weighing resignation decision, attorney says he will ‘defend himself until the cows come home’

FOX NEWS The attorney for Democratic Rep. John Conyers said Friday the congressman is weighing whether he will resign from Congress, but will continue to defend himself against mounting allegations of sexual misconduct from multiple women, in an apparent change of tune from earlier statements. Conyers’ attorney Arnold Reed held a press conference from Detroit Friday afternoon, as reports of the Michigan Democrat’s alleged sexual misconduct continue to dominate headlines. “With regard to Mr. Conyers’ resignation, we will discuss in the next day or so what Mr. Conyers plans to do,” Reed told reporters Friday. “As you know, his...

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Pelosi calls for Conyers to resign amid sexual misconduct allegations

FOX NEWS House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called for embattled Michigan Rep. John Conyers to resign, amid mounting sexual harassment allegations against the nation’s longest-serving congressman. At her weekly press briefing, Pelosi, D-Calif., called the allegations against Conyers “serious and disappointing.” “I pray for Congressman Conyers, however, Congressman Conyers should resign,” Pelosi said Thursday. “He has served our Congress and shaped consequential legislation—zero tolerance means consequences for everyone—no matter the great legacy.”  Brooke Singman is a Politics Reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at...

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Trump vows to slap ‘major’ sanctions on North Korea, after ICBM launch

FOX NEWS President Trump promised to slap “additional major sanctions” on North Korea Wednesday, just one day after the rogue nation fired its first intercontinental ballistic missile in months. Trump’s announcement followed a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, ahead of a United Nations Security Council meeting slated for later Wednesday. “Just spoke to President XI JINGPING of China concerning the provocative actions of North Korea,” Trump tweeted. “Additional major sanctions will be imposed on North Korea today. This situation will be handled!” Trump and Xi had discussed the latest missile launch, according to the White House.  “President...

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Trump shames Pelosi, Schumer with empty seats at meeting they boycotted

FOX NEWS President Trump called out Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer for boycotting a White House meeting Tuesday afternoon, by leaving two seats conspicuously empty — and accusing the no-show Democratic leaders of being “all talk” and “no action.” “And now, it’s even worse. Now it’s not even talk. So they’re not showing up for the meeting,” Trump told reporters.  Trump spoke to the press after meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.  But the president was sure to keep two seats empty on either side of him, along with nametags for...

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Trump defends Melania after ‘salacious’ report: She ‘truly loves’ being first lady

FOX NEWS President Trump jumped to his wife’s defense early Tuesday in the wake of a report claiming she didn’t want to be first lady, saying Melania Trump “truly loves what she is doing.”  In an article published by Vanity Fair late last week, an anonymous “friend” of Mrs. Trump reportedly told the magazine that she did not want to be first lady “come hell or high water,” and that she didn’t expect to rise to her role. “Melania, our great and very hard working First Lady, who truly loves what she is doing, always thought that ‘if you...

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Trump: America is ‘fed up’ with NFL national anthem protests

FOX NEWS President Trump said Tuesday that America is “fed up” with the NFL’s “disrespect” to the country, extending his feud with the football league and its anthem-protesting players. Just hours after Monday Night Football, Trump slammed the NFL on Twitter for being “out of control.” “At least 24 players kneeling this weekend at NFL stadiums that are now having a very hard time filling up. The American public is fed up with the disrespect the NFL is paying to our Country, our Flag, and our National Anthem,” Trump tweeted. “Weak and out of control!” According to a running...

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