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Interior spending $139K to upgrade doors in Zinke’s office

FOX NEWS The Interior Department is spending nearly $139,000 to upgrade three sets of double doors in the office of Secretary Ryan Zinke. Zinke was not aware of the contract for the work prior to a request about it from The Associated Press, spokeswoman Heather Swift said. The project was planned by career facilities and security officials as part of the decade-long modernization of the historic building erected in 1936 a few blocks from the White House, she said. “The secretary was not aware of this contract but agrees that this is a lot of money for demo, install,...

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Romney downplays Trump feud, focuses on Utah in campaign

FOX NEWS Mitt Romney is shaking hands, posing for pictures and cracking jokes as he barnstorms Utah seeking votes for his Senate bid. What he isn’t doing is talking about his well-documented feuds with President Trump. Wearing blue jeans and flashing his famous smile, Romney strode into a gymnasium lined with elk antlers and rifles to greet a group of sportsmen not far from the Bears Ears National Monument, downsized recently by the Trump administration. Before he spoke, the lights went down and up came a video portraying President Obama as the villain for setting the land aside as...

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Putin: Russia will ‘never’ extradite citizens accused by US – Fox News

GOOGLE NEWS Russia will “never” extradite any of the 13 Russians indicted by the United States for election-meddling, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, even as he insisted they didn’t act on behalf of his government. Putin’s comments in an NBC News interview airing Sunday illustrated the long odds that the Russian operatives will ever appear in U.S. court to answer charges of running a massive, secret social media trolling and targeted messaging operation to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. The United States has no extradition treaty with Moscow and can’t compel it to hand over citizens, and a...

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Melania Trump cuts ties with adviser paid $26M for inauguration

FOX NEWS The first lady has cut ties with an adviser whose firm was paid $26 million for the inauguration.  (AP) WASHINGTON –  Melania Trump has cut ties with an adviser whose firm was paid $26 million to help plan the president’s inauguration. Mrs. Trump’s spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, confirms Tuesday that the first lady’s office has “severed the gratuitous services contract” it had with Stephanie Winston Wolkoff. Winston Wolkoff is a New York-based event planner and longtime friend of the first lady. She’d been working as an unpaid White House adviser to Mrs. Trump. The New York Times first...

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Hope Hicks to appear before House panel in Russia probe

FOX NEWS White House Communications Director Hope Hicks will meet with the House Intelligence Committee as part of it’s Russia probe.  (Reuters) WASHINGTON– President Donald Trump’s longtime aide Hope Hicks is scheduled to meet with the House intelligence committee Tuesday for a closed-door interview as part of the panel’s Russia investigation. That’s according to a person familiar with the panel’s investigation, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the person wasn’t authorized to speak publicly. Hicks is a key eyewitness to Trump’s actions over the past several years. She was his spokeswoman during the 2016...

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Trump brands woman’s claim of two-minute Trump Tower smooch fake news

FOX NEWS Rachel Crooks, a former receptionist in Trump Tower in 2005, attends a news conference for the film “16 Women and Donald Trump” which focuses on women who have publicly accused President Trump of sexual misconduct, in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 11, 2017. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly – RC11D9BCD7A0 An Ohio woman’s claim that Donald Trump stole a long and unwelcome kiss from her in the lobby of Trump Tower some 13 years ago is fake news, the president declared Tuesday. Rachel Crooks, 35, who is running for office in Ohio as a Democrat, told her story most recently...

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Jennifer Lawrence to take yearlong break from acting to ‘fix our democracy’

FOX NEWS Jennifer Lawrence is quitting acting for a year so she can devote her time to effort to help “fix our democracy,” according to a report. “I’m going to take the next year off,” Lawrence told Entertainment Tonight during a promotional appearance for her new film, “Red Sparrow.” “I’m going to be working with this organization as a part of Represent.Us … trying to get young people engaged politically on a local level,” the 27-year-old Academy Award winner said. “It doesn’t have anything to do with partisan [politics]. It’s just anti-corruption and stuff trying to pass state-by-state laws...

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says he’s ‘riding for the brand’ – and ready to talk to North Korea

FOX NEWS Secretary of State Rex Tillerson considers himself a boy scout who is “riding for the brand” – the American people – and is ready to negotiate with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in an effort to keep the dictator from bombing the United States. Tillerson told “60 Minutes” Sunday in a rare interview that Kim’s New Year’s boast – that the entire U.S. mainland is within his country’s nuclear strike range – “does make us nervous. It also — it also stiffens our resolve.” “That kind of a threat to the American people by a regime...

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