Author: Kaitlyn Schallhorn

Jared Kushner’s ties to the White House, link to the Russia investigation

FOX NEWS Jared Kushner, a senior White House aide and the president’s son-in-law, was questioned by special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators earlier this month, Fox News confirmed. Kushner reportedly was questioned about a meeting he had with a Russian ambassador and beleaguered former national security adviser Michael Flynn in December 2016. Earlier this month, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and Democratic Sen. Diane Feinstein both called on Kushner to provide additional documents to the committee regarding their Russia probe and accused him of handing over “incomplete” information. From his trips to the Middle East and his leading of a...

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Republicans who won’t be coming back to Congress after 2018 midterm elections

FOX NEWS Embattled Rep. Joe Barton announced Thursday that he would retire from Congress at the end of his term.  The decision came after he apologized for engaging in multiple sexual relationships with women while he was still married to his second wife. The relationships were consensual, Barton said.  Fall retirement announcements are nothing new. On average, 22 House members retire each cycle, Roll Call reported. Here’s the list of Republicans, in the House and Senate, who have announced they will not seek re-election: Joe Barton Rep. Joe Barton of Texas said he would not seek re-election.  (Reuters/Aaron P. Bernstein)...

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Roy Moore's sexual assault allegations cloud Alabama special Senate election

FOX NEWS Roy Moore debacle: What’s next? Alabama Republican senate candidate Roy Moore is facing allegations of sexual misconduct. What’s next for the controversial candidate? Before Roy Moore’s sexual assault allegations came to light, the Republican senate candidate was already a polarizing figure. He’s argued that Muslims shouldn’t be able to serve in Congress; he promoted the conspiracy theory that former President Barack Obama wasn’t born in the U.S.; he said in a 2005 interview that “homosexual conduct” should be illegal. But even still, Steven Taylor, a political science professor at Alabama’s Troy University, thought voters in the deep...

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Trump’s nicknames for rivals, from ‘Rocket Man’ to ‘Pocahontas’

FOX NEWS President Donald Trump is known for giving his political opponents and critics nicknames, especially on social media.  Read on for a list of Trump’s most iconic nicknames. Pocahontas Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., became known to Trump as “Pocahontas” and “Goofy.”  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) The president reused one of his favorite nicknames for Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., while he honored Navajo code talkers at the White House Monday. At the event – held to honor the Native Americans who used their native language during World Wars I and II to help the U.S. – Trump mocked Warren as...

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Roy Moore sexual assault allegations condemned by growing number of Republicans

FOX NEWS National Republican leaders have pulled their support for Roy Moore, the Alabama GOP Senate candidate, in the wake of allegations claiming he had inappropriate sexual contact with teenage girls. The Washington Post reported that four women accused Moore of initiating sexual contact with them in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when he was an assistant district attorney in his early 30s. One of the women, Leigh Corfman, told the newspaper that Moore had sexual contact with her when she was just 14. The age of consent in Alabama is 16. A total of seven women have come forward so...

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House passes GOP tax reform bill: How does the Senate’s version compare?

FOX NEWS The House passed its tax reform legislation Thursday afternoon with a majority of Democrats voting against it. The legislation passed 227 to 205 along party lines, which would bring the biggest revamp of the U.S. tax system in three decades. Thirteen Republicans voted against the measure, including House Appropriations Committee chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen of New Jersey.  Both the House and Senate have pressed forward on overhauling the nation’s tax code. The Senate tweaked its legislation earlier this week to include a repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s requirement to buy insurance. Here’s a look at how the...

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

FOX NEWS As tensions between North Korea and the U.S. haven’t dissipated, President Trump has often taken to Twitter to blast his Asian counterpart and criticize past leaders’ dealings with the Asian nation. But on his trip throughout Asia this month, Trump the topic of North Korea has been consistent. And Trump implored Pyongyang to “make a deal” with the U.S. on its nuclear weapons program. “It makes sense for North Korea to come to the table and make a deal that is good for the people of North Korea and for the world,” Trump said during a news...

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How Paul Manafort is connected to the Trump, Russia investigation

FOX NEWS It’s been more than a year since Paul Manafort led President Trump’s quest for the White House and even longer since he worked for a controversial Ukrainian politician. Manafort and his former business partner Rick Gates were told to turn themselves into federal authorities Monday morning, the New York Times reported. These are reportedly the first charges filed in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 president election. It is unclear exactly what the charges are. Mueller’s office declined to comment to Fox News. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, one focus of...

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