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Pelosi defends Frederica Wilson’s ‘rock star’ comment against criticism from … Joy Behar

FOX NEWS Nancy Pelosi, left, is defending Rep. Frederica Wilson against criticism of her tone, including from Joy Behar, right.  (Reuters) Even liberal talk show host Joy Behar took issue Friday with Rep. Frederica Wilson’s response to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s criticism of her role in an ongoing dispute over condolence calls to Gold Star families – but Nancy Pelosi stood by the Democratic congresswoman. The House minority leader was asked about the ugly political debate on ABC’s “The View.” Pelosi, as many other officials have done, tried to dial down the rhetoric over what Kelly...

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Lynch meets with House investigators amid questions on Russia, Clinton

FOX NEWS Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with members of the House Intelligence Committee on Friday as part of the probe looking into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Lynch is one of several former Obama officials who have been called to Congress for closed-door questioning over the Russia accusations.  But sources close to the investigation told Fox News that questions over her infamous tarmac meeting with President Bill Clinton also may have been on the agenda. That June 27, 2016 meeting with Clinton on an airport tarmac in Phoenix raised questions about whether Lynch – or...

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John Kelly ‘brokenhearted’ by Dem rep’s attacks on Trump

FOX NEWS White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said Thursday he was “stunned” and “brokenhearted” after a condolence call President Trump made to the widow of a slain soldier turned into a public and political spectacle pitting the administration against a Democratic lawmaker.  In a rare and emotional moment from the White House briefing room podium, Kelly condemned Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., for listening to that phone call and then criticizing the president’s tone in the press.  “I was stunned when I came to work yesterday morning and broken-hearted, at what I saw a member of Congress doing...

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Paul Ryan launches digs at Trump, Democrats in charity dinner speech

FOX NEWS Speaker of the House Paul Ryan speaks during the 72nd Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 in New York City.  (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) Speaker of the House Paul Ryan took jabs at both Republicans and Democrats Thursday night at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner in New York City — but some of his pointed barbs took aim at President Trump. “I know last year at this dinner Donald Trump offended some people with his comments which critics said went too far,” Ryan joked. “Some said it was unbecoming of a...

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Democrat facing felony charge quits House race

FOX NEWS Steven Brisee, 27, faced a charge of felony grand larceny and a misdemeanor charge of trespassing.  (Steven Brisee/Twitter) A Democratic candidate facing a felony charge of grand larceny has bowed out of the race to challenge Rep. John Faso, R-N.Y. Steven Brisee, 27, was arrested on Sept. 11 and accused of shoplifting almost $1,500 in merchandise from a Kohl’s department store in Newburgh. He was arraigned and remanded to custody in lieu of $500 bail. According to the Times Herald-Record newspaper, Brisee also spent eight days in the Ulster County Jail last month after being charged with...

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John Kelly ‘broken hearted’ by Dem rep’s attacks on Trump

FOX NEWS White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said Thursday he was “stunned” and “broken-hearted” after a condolence call President Trump made to the widow of a slain soldier turned into a public and political spectacle pitting the administration against a Democratic lawmaker.  In a rare and emotional moment from the White House briefing room podium, Kelly condemned Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., for listening to that phone call and then criticizing the president’s tone in the press.  “I was stunned when I came to work, when I saw what a member of Congress was doing, listened in on...

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Trump meets with governor of Puerto Rico; gives himself a ’10’ for hurricane response

FOX NEWS President Trump welcomed Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rossello to the White House Thursday, and touted his own administration’s hurricane response as a “10.”  Trump said the federal government has done a “really great job,” and noted that he has given his blessing to Congress for a funding plan to address the storm-ravaged island after Category 4 Hurricane Maria hit last month.  On the sidelines of their meeting, the pair spoke with reporters in the Oval Office, discussing the plan for recovery. Trump noted that the federal government is “looking at designs” for new power plants.  “I think...

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White House slams ‘disgusting’ Washington Post article claiming Trump failed to send promised $25G check to fallen soldier’s father

FOX NEWS The White House came out strongly Wednesday against a Washington Post article claiming that President Trump failed to send a promised check for $25,000 to the father of a soldier killed overseas. The report, which followed a number of controversies the presidenthas encountered with Gold Star families, was labeled “disgusting” by the White House and a tool “to advance the media’s biased agenda.” In a call to Chris Baldridge, the father of Army Sgt. Dillon Baldridge, The Post reported that Trump offered the money and added that he would order his staff to establish a fundraiser online for the family....

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