Author: Kaitlyn Schallhorn

Who is Rick Perry? 7 things to know about the former Texas governor

FOX NEWS Rick Perry was one of President Trump’s earlier Cabinet picks. The former Texas governor was sworn in as the Department of Energy secretary on March 2, 2017. Before his appointment, Perry, 68, was a member of pipeline company Energy Transfer Partners’ board. From his role in Texas politics to participating in a televised dance competition, here are seven things to know about Perry. He leads the very department he wanted to eliminate Before Perry was ever confirmed as Energy Secretary, he infamously vowed to abolish the very department in what became known as his “oops” moment during...

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Sanctuary cities: What are they?

FOX NEWS President Trump has promised to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities, signing an executive order in January 2017 that moved to strip federal grant money from towns that “harbor” illegal immigrants. A federal judge permanently blocked it in November 2017, saying the Trump administration lacks the authority to impose new conditions on spending that has already been approved by Congress. But the Justice Department has taken legal action against California, the first “sanctuary state.” Its designation means the nation’s most populous state will limit just how much local law enforcement will cooperate with federal immigration authorities. What are sanctuary cities?...

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Trump’s border wall: A look at the numbers

FOX NEWS One of President Trump’s biggest campaign promises was his vow to build a wall along the country’s southernmost border. Congress has yet to fund the wall, and Trump’s demands that Mexico pay for it have gone nowhere. However, the president has seemingly evolved on what he’s called the “big, beautiful wall,” as he has contended a physical structure might not be needed “where you have rivers and mountains and everything else protecting” the border. Read on for a closer look at Trump’s proposed border wall by the numbers. 2015 Donald Trump announced in June 2015 that he...

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Trump on North Korea, from ‘Rocket Man’ to ‘fire and fury’

FOX NEWS Throughout the first year of his presidency – and even as he campaigned for the office – President Trump’s rhetoric regarding North Korea has been harsh. He warned earlier this year that America’s nuclear capabilities were “much bigger [and] more powerful” than that of the Asian nation. And at the end of 2017, Trump designated North Korea a state sponsor of terror again – a classification that came with additional sanctions.  From calling on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to come to the table for negotiations regarding its nuclear weapons program to dubbing him “Rocket Man,”...

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Former Trump administration officials, from Comey to Cohn

FOX NEWS A growing number of people have left the Trump administration in just over a year – a group that includes former press secretary Sean Spicer, FBI director James Comey and chief strategist Steve Bannon. Some, such as Comey, were fired by President Trump, while others resigned for a variety of reasons. Read on for a look at some of the staffers who have left since Trump took office. Gary Cohn  White House chief economic adviser Gary Cohn is stepping down from his role.  (REUTERS/Andrew Kelly, File) Gary Cohn is resigning and set to leave his post as...

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Hatch Act explained: What is the federal law?

FOX NEWS Kellyanne Conway, a top aide to President Trump, violated the Hatch Act during two different television appearances, according to the Office of Special Counsel. The investigators’ report faults Conway for appearances on Fox News and CNN, during which she discussed the special Alabama House race. The Hatch Act “restricts employees from using their official government positions for partisan political purposes, including by trying to influence partisan elections,” the report said. Read on for a look at what the Hatch Act regulates. What is the Hatch Act? Enacted in 1939, the Hatch Act bars federal employees from participating...

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What is DACA and what does the Trump administration want to do with it?

FOX NEWS DACA: What is it? President Trump is expected to make a decision on the fate of Obama-era immigration Executive Order DACA. But what is it? President Trump and lawmakers are still struggling to come up with a plan for the hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented immigrants living in the United States. In September, the Trump administration announced its plan to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) – which provides a level of amnesty to certain undocumented immigrants, many of whom came to the U.S. as children – with a six-month delay for recipients.  Trump...

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Trump’s feuds with Republican lawmakers, from Jeff Sessions to Lindsey Graham

FOX NEWS From the Russia investigation to health care, President Trump has not shied away from fighting those in his own party – especially on social media. Here’s a look at some of the Republican lawmakers Trump has feuded with since he’s taken office. Bob Corker President Trump claimed Sen. Bob Corker “begged” for his endorsement if he decided to run for re-election.  (Reuters/Joshua Roberts) Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker announced in 2017 that he would retire at the end of his term – and Trump credited himself with the decision. “Senator Bob Corker ‘begged’ me to endorse him for...

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