Author: Joseph Weber

New NRA leader Oliver North on school shootings: ‘Disease isn’t the Second Amendment’

FOX NEWS New NRA President Oliver North said Sunday, in the aftermath of the deadly Texas school shooting, that students “shouldn’t be afraid” to attend class but made clear that his gun-rights advocacy group still doesn’t think the solution is limiting Second Amendment rights. “I believe that we can make sure kids are protected without taking away the rights of law-abiding citizens,” North, a former Marine Corps lieutenant colonel, told “Fox News Sunday.” North called for metal detectors in schools and pushed the National Rifle Association’s “school shield” agenda, which he said offers school’s a free security assessment that...

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GOP outsider Blankenship emerges as factor in West Virginia Senate race, ahead of 4 state primaries Tuesday

FOX NEWS Candidates in Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana and North Carolina made closing arguments this weekend ahead of key primaries Tuesday — showing in many ways how Republican hopefuls are aligning behind President Trump while Democrats move to the left in more divided paths that threaten to undermine the party. “I’m tired of the career politicians we have in Washington. That’s why I’m running,” Mike Gibbons, a Republican businessman and first-time candidate trying to unseat Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown, told Fox News’ “America’s News HQ” on Saturday. Such talk likely sounds familiar, considering Trump, a Republican, won the 2016 White...

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France’s Macron speaks to ‘very special relationship’ with Trump

FOX NEWS French President Emmanuel Macron says he has a “very special relationship” with President Trump, suggesting they’re political “mavericks” mutually committed to fighting terrorism and that he will ask Congress during his U.S. visit this week for support in ending the influence of dictators and rogue nations, in an exclusive “Fox News Sunday” interview. “We have a very special relationship because both of us are probably the maverick of the systems on both sides,” Macron said ahead of his official state visit starting Monday. “I think President Trump’s election was unexpected in your country, and probably my election...

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Lawyers diGenova, Toensing cannot work on Trump’s Russia legal team

FOX NEWS President Trump’s new picks for his legal team in the Russia investigation cannot join because of “conflicts,” Jay Sekulow, counsel to the president, said Sunday. “The president is disappointed that conflicts prevent Joe diGenova and Victoria Toensing from joining the President’s Special Counsel legal team,” Sekulow said in a statement. Trump added the husband-wife team after John Dowd, a top member of the team, resigned last week. Sekulow said the conflicts do not prevent diGenova and Toensing from assisting the president in other legal matters but declined to reveal the nature of the conflicts.  Joseph diGenova, left,...

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Trump says many lawyers – seeking ‘fame & fortune’; – want to work for him

FOX NEWS President Trump boasted Sunday that many lawyers — with the prospect of “fame & fortune” — want to represent him in the Russia collusion investigation, amid news reports that Trump cannot hire top-rate lawyers for the job. “Many lawyers and top law firms want to represent me in the Russia case…don’t believe the Fake News narrative that it is hard to find a lawyer who wants to take this on,” Trump said over two tweets. “Fame & fortune will NEVER be turned down by a lawyer, though some are conflicted. “Problem is that a new lawyer or...

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Mnuchin: Trump will impose China tariffs, not worried about recent market losses

FOX NEWS President Trump was not bluffing when he ordered $60 billion in tariffs on China, in an apparent attempt to balance trade between nations, and he fully intends to impose the extra charge on the imports, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Sunday.   “We are going to proceed with our tariffs. We’re working on that,” Mnuchin told “Fox News Sunday” in an exclusive interview, while acknowledging the U.S. is also trying to reach a trade deal with China in which the country would reduce tariffs and further open its markets. “We’re simultaneously having negotiations with the Chinese to...

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Senate GOP leaders vow prompt hearings on Pompeo, CIA nominee Haspel

FOX NEWS Senate Republican leaders are vowing to move quickly on confirmation hearings for President Trump’s nominations of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state and Gina Haspel to replace Pompeo as CIA director. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday praised both of Trump’s choices and has indicated the Republican-controlled chamber will begin hearings in the coming weeks. “I have every confidence in Mike. He has earned the trust of the career officers at the CIA, and I am certain he will be an excellent secretary of state,” the Kentucky Republican said. “Gina Haspel has dedicated her professional life...

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Trump slams NY Times’ Haberman as ‘Hillary flunky’; rips paper over Russia, lawyers story

FOX NEWS President Trump on Sunday slammed The New York Times for what he says is the paper’s “false story” about him being unhappy with his legal team for the Russia investigation, taking particular aim at reporter Maggie Haberman, who he called “a Hillary flunky.” “Wrong,” tweeted Trump. “I am VERY happy with my lawyers. … They are doing a great job.” Trump called Haberman — the newspaper’s top White House correspondent and who has covered Trump since his time in New York — a “Hillary flunky, (who) knows nothing about me and is not given access.” Haberman, who...

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