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Trump’s Syria strike draws praise from critics, but renews debate over Congress’ role

FOX NEWS President Trump’s decision to strike an Assad airfield drew bipartisan praise from some of his biggest critics – while also renewing the dormant debate over Congress’ role in approving military actions.   Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., swiftly applauded the president, saying he “took action” to confront Bashar Assad “unlike the previous administration.” Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who has been critical of Trump’s past statements defending Russia’s Vladimir Putin, had nothing but positive words for the U.S. president on Friday morning. As the Trump administration now takes a firmer stance against Russia’s support for...

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Merkley ends marathon Senate speech against Gorsuch

FOX NEWS After more than 15 hours on the Senate floor, Oregon Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley late Wednesday morning ended his marathon speech against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. Merkley began speaking just before 7 p.m. ET Tuesday vowing to talk “as long as I’m able to” to protest Republicans’ 2016 blockade of former President Barack Obama’s nominee for the seat Merrick Garland – in the latest disruption on the road to a vote for Gorsuch. Merkley stood in front of a blow-up of the preamble to the U.S. Constitution. During his talk-a-thon, he said Gorsuch “is...

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North Korean missile launch likely a failure, US officials say – Fox News

GOOGLE NEWS The Pentagon now assesses the North Korean missile launch Wednesday likely was a failure, Fox News has learned. The missile did not go as far as intended, officials with knowledge of the latest intelligence reports said. It did not reach Japanese waters and may have “pinwheeled in flight,” according to one official. ‘CLOCK HAS NOW RUN OUT’ ON PYONGYANG, U.S. OFFICIAL SAYS What’s more, the missile was an older SCUD — not the advanced land version of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (KN-15), as first assessed by the U.S. Pacific Command last night, a U.S. defense official confirmed. North Korea...

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Trump, Jordan leader meet amid pressure to respond on Syria chemical attack

FOX NEWS President Trump on Wednesday is hosting Jordan’s King Abdullah II, with the question of how world leaders will respond to the deadly chemical attack in Syria likely to surge to the top of the agenda.  Trump has already condemned the attack, which reportedly killed dozens of civilians, calling it “reprehensible” and blaming Syrian President Bashar Assad. The latest attack also has prompted calls from Capitol Hill for a strong response. But what the president and other world leaders will do remains unanswered, with few good options. The president has also blamed former President Barack Obama, saying he “did...

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Military F-16 jet crashes after taking off from Joint Base Andrews, pilot ejected – Fox News

GOOGLE NEWS DEVELOPING –  A military fighter jet that left Joint Base Andrews Wednesday morning crashed about two miles south. US Air Force officials told Fox News that an F-16 from DC National Guard went down south of National Harbor in Maryland near Andrews Air Force Base. The pilot inside ejected safely and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The pilot’s condition is unknown. “The pilot ejected safely in an unpopulated area. More information will be provided as it’s available,” a US Air Force official told Fox News.    Prince George County firefighters confirmed on Twitter they...

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Number of Democrats 'proud' to be American dives under Trump, poll finds

FOX NEWS The number of Democrats who say they are “extremely” or “very” proud of their country has fallen significantly in the last year, according to a new poll. According to a poll released Monday by Gallup, 67 percent of Democrats say they are “extremely” or “very” proud to be an American. That number, taken through March, is down 11 points from a similar poll last year and the lowest number Gallup has measured. The previous low recorded for Democrats was 74 percent in January 2007, shortly after then-President George W. Bush announced the Iraq “surge.” In the poll,...

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Flynn initially failed to disclose Russia-linked payments on ethics form – Fox News

GOOGLE NEWS Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, did not reveal payments he received from three Russia-connected entities on a financial disclosure form he filed upon joining the Trump administration. Flynn ultimately filed two financial disclosure forms, one Feb. 11 and one on Friday. On the first form, filed days before Trump asked Flynn to resign as national security adviser for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about a conversation Flynn had with the Russian ambassador to the U.S., the retired Army lieutenant general omitted payments he received for three speeches to Russian companies. One of the companies...

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Trump ready to address North Korea nuclear program with or without China – Fox News

GOOGLE NEWS President Trump has said the United States is ready to act alone against North Korea’s nuclear program if China does not take a tougher stance, just days before he hosts Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago estate in South Florida. Trump made the comments in a Financial Times interview posted Sunday on the newspaper’s website. “We will talk about North Korea,” Trump said. “And China has great influence over North Korea. And China will either decide to help us with North Korea, or they won’t. And if they do that will be very good for China,...

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