Author: Madeline Farber

Who’s been charged by Mueller in the Russia probe so far?

FOX NEWS Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election is ongoing. So far, four Americans — Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, Richard Gates and George Papadopoulos — have been charged, though none of the charges are directly related to misconduct by President Trump’s campaign. Additionally, more than a dozen Russian nationals have been indicted. You can read more about their ties to the president, his campaign and the charges below.  Michael Flynn Michael Flynn, who served as Trump’s national security adviser for less than a month before resigning, was charged and pleaded guilty in December 2017 to...

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Rep. Joe Kennedy III delivers State of the Union rebuttal: What to know

FOX NEWS Rep. Joe Kennedy III, D-Mass., a member of one of America’s most prominent political families, took the national stage to give the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night.  Speaking from a high school auto shop in Fall Rivers, Mass., Kennedy slammed “bullies” in his response to Trump. “Bullies may land a punch. They might leave a mark. But they have never, not once, in the history of our United States, managed to match the strength and spirit of a people united in defense of their future,” Kennedy said while speaking from...

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Rep. Joe Kennedy III to deliver State of the Union rebuttal: What to know

FOX NEWS Rep. Joe Kennedy III, D-Mass., a member of one of America’s most prominent political families, is taking the national stage to give the Democratic response to President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who announced the news with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Jan. 25, labeled Kennedy as a “relentless fighter for working Americans.” “From health care to economic justice to civil rights, the Democratic agenda stands in powerful contrast to President Trump’s broken promises to American families,” Kennedy said in a statement. “Our vision for this union is...

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Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin: History of a complicated relationship

FOX NEWS Then-New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, at a 2013 news conference in the city.  (REUTERS/Eric Thayer/File Photo) In what may be the final chapter of their long and tumultuous relationship, Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner, the former Democratic congressman beset by scandal, are reportedly finalizing their divorce outside of court. “In order to ensure the proceedings have a minimal impact on their child, the parties have decided to attempt to reach a settlement swiftly and privately,” Charles Miller, Abedin’s lawyer, first told the New York Post. The couple’s child, Jordan, is 6....

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Hillary Clinton Says President Trump Must ‘Step Up’ after Kansas Shooting

  Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is speaking out against an alleged hate crime that took place in Olathe, Kan. last week. Adam Purinton, 51, shouted “get out of my country” at two Indian men in a bar before he opened fire, killing one man and injuring two others. With reports that Purinton’s actions were racially motivated, Clinton is calling on President Donald Trump, who has yet to speak out against the shooting, for change. “With threats & hate crimes on rise, we shouldn’t have to tell @POTUS to do his part. He must step up & speak out,” she tweeted Monday morning. Despite Clinton’s message, the shooting has not been ruled a hate crime—though the FBI has joined an investigation to determine whether or not it was. If it is ruled a hate crime, Purinton’s actions will join a growing number of hate or racially motivated crimes since Trump’s election. The uptick has mainly been against Muslims and Jews in the United States, according to reports. Just five days after Trump was elected, the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights advocacy group that tracks hate crimes, reported more than 30 cases of anti-Muslim incidents. Separately, the Pew Research Center also reported that the number of physical assaults against Muslim-Americans saw an increase in 2015, the second highest levels since Sept. 11. The New York Police Department...

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President Trump’s First Dinner Out in D.C. Was at His Own Hotel

For his first dinner out in Washington D.C. since becoming president, Donald Trump dined at his own hotel. Around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Trump arrived at the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue, the Hill reports. The hotel is located just less than a mile from the White House. Trump dined with his eldest daughter, Ivanka, and his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, the Hill reports. Florida Gov. Rick Scott and former U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage also joined Trump for the dinner. The building that Trump’s D.C. hotel is in — the Old Post Office — was leased by Trump from the federal government. Dining at his own hotel is likely open Trump up to further accusations of conflicts of...

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Even a Bruce Springsteen Cover Band Is Staying Away From Donald Trump’s Inauguration

The B Street Band will no longer perform at a gala the day before A Bruce Springsteen cover band has dropped out of Donald Trump‘s inauguration festivities. The B Street Band will no longer play at a Washington gala on Thursday—the day before the President-elect is inaugurated on Friday, the Associated Press reports. Springsteen has called Trump a “flagrant, toxic narcissist” in the past, and has also questioned whether or not he’s competent enough to be president. The cancellation announcement came after Springsteen fans accused the cover band “of abandoning the soul of the musician its made a career of following,” the AP reports. Numerous performers have said they would not play at Trump’s inauguration. Willie Forte, the band’s leader, told the AP that said the decision to cancel was based “solely on the respect and gratitude we have for Bruce and the E Street Band. That conquers everything else.” Tap to read full...

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