Author: Cody Derespina

Tom Brady among several New England Patriots players set to skip White House visit

FOX NEWS Superstar quarterback Tom Brady will be among several New England Patriots players who’ve said they won’t attend Wednesday’s ceremony at the White House honoring the team’s Super Bowl LI win — but unlike some of his compatriots, Brady said his decision not to go has nothing to do with President Trump. Brady only announced Wednesday morning that he would not be attending. “Thank you to the president for hosting this honorary celebration and for supporting our team for as long as I can remember,” he said in a statement obtained by ESPN. “In light of some recent...

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Trump: Illegal immigrant criminals are ‘getting the hell out’

FOX NEWS President Trump told Fox News that criminal illegal immigrants are “getting the hell out” of the U.S. or being thrown behind bars, as he also took to Twitter to rail against gangs like MS-13 and the Obama administration policies he claims allowed them to flourish in American cities.  In an interview that aired Tuesday morning on “Fox & Friends,” Trump spoke highly of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, who is responsible for enforcing Trump’s border policy. Reprising remarks he made at the very start of his presidential bid, he emphasized the importance of removing criminal aliens. “We’ve gotten tremendous...

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Democrats turn on Gabbard amid Syria stance

FOX NEWS Top Democrats are taking aim at one of their own, assailing Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for appearing to defend Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad against allegations his regime dumped chemical weapons on a rebel-held area. Center for American Progress head Neera Tanden, who was a trusted adviser to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean lit into Gabbard on Twitter for her Syria stance. “This is a disgrace. Gabbard should not be in Congress,” Dean tweeted on Saturday.  This is a disgrace. Gabbard should not be in Congress. https://t.co/yDTh43GZam — Howard Dean...

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Trump warns China on North Korea: Help solve the problem or ‘we will’

FOX NEWS President Trump on Tuesday said North Korea “is looking for trouble” and vowed to get the murderous regime of dictator Kim Jong-Un under control with or without China’s help. Trump sent the warning in a pair of tweets just days after he met with Chinese President Xi Jinping. China traditionally has acted as a counterweight on North Korea, helping to moderate some actions of the isolated country. Trump indicated a favorable trade deal could await China if they stepped up pressure on North Korea; however, Trump also appeared ready to reign in the provocative nation on his...

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White House aides shared intelligence files with Nunes

FOX NEWS Two White House aides have emerged as sources for a top House Republican who said earlier this month that Trump transition team members were incidentally caught up in surveillance conducted on foreign targets after the presidential election. It had been unclear who showed embattled House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes the documents, though it previously emerged the California Republican viewed the files on White House grounds. But on Thursday, “several” current officials identified the sources to The New York Times as Ezra Cohen-Warnick, the senior director for intelligence at the National Security Council, and Michael Ellis, an...

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Trump on Freedom Caucus: ‘We must fight them’

FOX NEWS President Trump on Thursday struck back at the House caucus that sunk his ObamaCare replacement bill, threatening their legislative careers if the staunchly conservative members refuse to get on board with the new president’s agenda. “The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don’t get on the team, & fast. We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018!” Trump tweeted. The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don’t get on the team, & fast. We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 30, 2017...

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Trump basks in Nunes surveillance news: ‘So that means I’m right’

FOX NEWS The announcement by a top lawmaker Wednesday that intelligence agencies disseminated surveillance on the Trump transition team is fueling President Trump’s push to root out those who allegedly spread the classified information throughout government and to news organizations. House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said Wednesday a source within the intelligence community had shown him “dozens” of reports that were produced from “incidentally collected” communications between members of the Trump transition team and foreign targets. Several individuals on the Trump team were eventually “unmasked” and had their identities “widely disseminated,” despite the information being of limited...

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