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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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John Kelly, Chinese officials caused commotion over nuclear football in Beijing, report says – Fox News

GOOGLE NEWS President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arriving for a state dinner last November with China’s President Xi Jinping and China’s first lady Peng Liyuan in Beijing.  (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst, File) President Donald Trump has boasted repeatedly about his big and powerful “nuclear button” — but according to a new report, it almost got away from him last year in China. According to Axios, five sources said that on Nov. 9, during Trump’s visit to Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, Chief of Staff John Kelly and a U.S. Secret Service agent had a “skirmish” with Chinese...

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Congress to blame for lack of balanced budget, Trump budget director Mick Mulvaney says

FOX NEWS President Trump has, for now, given up on balancing the federal budget in the next ten years – and Congress is to blame, his budget director said Monday, according to the Wall Street Journal. Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told reporters that legislators “didn’t make any of the large structural changes” he said last year were needed if the administration were to have a chance of reining in the federal deficit. At his confirmation hearing in January 2017, Mulvaney called for “fundamental changes” in the way “Washington spends and taxes.” “No one can say...

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CDC Director resigns over conflicts of interest

FOX NEWS U.S. officials have announced that the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has resigned because of financial conflicts of interest. Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald had been in the job since July. A statement from the Department of Health and Human Services said Fitzgerald’s complex financial interests had caused conflicts of interest that made it difficult to do her job. Alex Azar, who was sworn in as head of the department Monday, accepted her resignation. When Fitzgerald took the job, she owned a range of stocks, including holdings in beer and soda companies, the tobacco company...

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