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Trump congratulates Turkey’s Erdogan on disputed referendum win

FOX NEWS WASHINGTON –  The White House says President Donald Trump has called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to congratulate him on his country’s referendum expanding presidential powers. The call comes despite concerns from international monitors and opposition parties about numerous voting irregularities. They include an electoral board decision to accept ballots that did not bear official stamps, as required by Turkish law. The White House says Trump and Erdogan also discussed Trump’s decision to bomb a Syrian regime airfield in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens. Trump thanked Erdogan for supporting the action. Critics argue...

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Pentagon announces review of nuclear posture amid North Korea tensions – Fox News

GOOGLE NEWS The Pentagon announced Monday it will begin a new review of its nuclear posture at the direction of President Trump, amid rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula over Pyongyang’s missile firings and potentially a sixth nuclear test.  Pentagon chief spokesperson Dana W. White said in a statement that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will ensure the U.S. military’s nuclear force is “safe, secure, effective, reliable and appropriately tailored to deter 21st-century threats and reassure our allies.” The U.S. military has roughly 450 long-range nuclear missiles in underground silos at various bases in the Midwest. It also maintains a...

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Trump on North Korea: ‘Gotta behave’

FOX NEWS President Trump has a simple message for the complex North Korea conundrum: “Gotta behave.” Trump gave his two-word prescription Monday morning when asked by a reporter at the White House Easter Egg Roll. The president has been tweeting warnings at North Korea for weeks as the dictatorship ramps up provocative missile tests. Vice President Pence, speaking near the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea on Monday, delivered a similar steely statement, saying the “era of strategic patience is over.” Pence, expressing impatience with the speed and willingness of the regime to end its nuclear weapons program, said Trump...

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Trump taunts Dem candidate in Georgia election – Fox News

GOOGLE NEWS President Trump is taunting the 30-year-old Democratic candidate seen as the leader in Tuesday’s special election to fill a Georgia House seat, claiming Jon Ossoff is soft on crime and big on raising taxes. “The super Liberal Democrat in the Georgia Congressioal race tomorrow wants to protect criminals, allow illegal immigration and raise taxes!” he tweeted Monday. The super Liberal Democrat in the Georgia Congressioal race tomorrow wants to protect criminals, allow illegal immigration and raise taxes! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 17, 2017 The long-distance razzing comes after Trump suggested over the weekend that the...

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Trump taunts Dem candidate in Georgia election

FOX NEWS President Trump is taunting the 30-year-old Democratic candidate seen as the leader in Tuesday’s special election to fill a Georgia House seat, claiming Jon Ossoff is soft on crime and big on raising taxes. “The super Liberal Democrat in the Georgia Congressioal race tomorrow wants to protect criminals, allow illegal immigration and raise taxes!” he tweeted Monday. The super Liberal Democrat in the Georgia Congressioal race tomorrow wants to protect criminals, allow illegal immigration and raise taxes! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 17, 2017 The long-distance razzing comes after Trump suggested over the weekend that the...

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Police arrest at least 20 as protesters clash at pro-Trump rally in Berkeley – Fox News

GOOGLE NEWS At least 20 arrests were reported in California after violence broke out during a rally on Saturday demanding President Donald Trump release his full IRS returns. About 200 people were at a park in Berkeley when several fights broke out. Dozens of police officers in riot gear standing nearby quickly arrested one man. Others were arrested after several skirmishes. Trump supporters announced earlier in the week that they were holding a “Patriot Day” at the Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park at noon that would feature speeches by members of the alt-right. Counter-demonstrators then said...

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Carter Page: ‘All of the lies … are finally coming out into the open’

FOX NEWS Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page decried what he called “false allegations” against him on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” Thursday. Page reportedly was the target of a so-called FISA order issued last summer that permitted investigators to monitor his communications as part of an ongoing investigation into ties between Russia and Trump campaign officials. He told Fox News Wednesday that the warrant would have been based on “false evidence” and has denied any wrongdoing. CARTER PAGE SAYS SURVEILLANCE ORDER WOULD HAVE BEEN BASED ON ‘FALSE EVIDENCE’ “I’m very encouraged by all this new information that’s coming...

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Trump plays hardball with Dems on ObamaCare payments

FOX NEWS President Trump has riled congressional Democrats by threatening earlier this week to hold back payments to health insurers in an apparent bid to get them to negotiate over a new ObamaCare replacement package. The president needled the minority party – which he’s suggested he could work with in the wake of House Republicans’ failure to pass an earlier repeal/replace bill – in a wide-ranging interview this week with The Wall Street Journal. While his comments to the newspaper on foreign threats and White House palace intrigue drew more attention, Trump pointedly threatened not to pay what are...

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