Monthly Archives: March 2017

Spicer slams ‘false’ report claiming ex-official blocked from testifying to Nunes panel

The White House fired back Tuesday at a report claiming former acting Attorney General Sally Yates was blocked by Trump administration officials from testifying before the House Intelligence Committee on Russian interference in the 2016 campaign. Yates, an Obama administration appointee who previously served as deputy AG, was fired by President Trump in January after […]

Trump gets the business

**Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** On the roster: Trump gets the business – Former A.G. says Trump trying to keep her quiet – Obama carbon regs unraveling – Dems join bid to block Gorsuch raising nuclear threat – The Harambe clause TRUMP GETS THE BUSINESS The difference […]

Trump signs executive order rolling back Obama-era energy regs

President Trump moved Tuesday to unravel a host of energy regulations imposed by his predecessor, targeting in particular the Obama administration’s signature program that was intended to curb carbon emissions – but blasted by Republicans for hurting the already-struggling coal industry. With a sweeping executive order signed at EPA headquarters, Trump initiated an immediate review […]

Gov’t watchdog to examine cost of Trump’s Florida travel

WASHINGTON – A government watchdog will investigate the taxpayer-funded travel costs when President Donald Trump travels to the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida and the security procedures surrounding those trips. That’s the word from several congressional Democrats who raised concerns and sought an inquiry by the Government Accountability Office. The lawmakers said Tuesday in a statement […]

States push to protect abortion funding, despite GOP healthcare fail

Healthcare is on hold in Washington after the first Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare failed to attract necessary support to pass. But that’s not stopping Democratic lawmakers in states across the nation who are pushing legislation to protect birth control access, Planned Parenthood funding and abortion coverage before the GOP comes up with […]

Agriculture nominee will distance himself from businesses

Agriculture secretary nominee Sonny Perdue says he will step down from several positions at companies bearing his name and restructure several family trusts to avoid a conflict of interest if he is confirmed. In a written agreement with a government ethics agency, Perdue said Monday that he will distance himself from several business interests, some […]

Trump steps up ObamaCare repeal push, meets with law’s ‘victims’

President Trump stepped up his administration’s push Monday for an ObamaCare repeal bill, meeting at the White House with “victims” of the original law and vowing that Republicans’ proposal will drive insurance costs “down, down, down.” “More competition and less regulation will finally bring down the cost of care,” Trump said. The president spoke at […]

Putin aide: Clinton advisers met with Russian ambassador ‘lots’ of times

People associated with Hillary Clinton’s campaign also met with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman. “Well, if you look at some people connected with Hillary Clinton during her campaign, you would probably see that [the Russian ambassador] had lots of meetings of that kind,” Dmitry Peskov told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria […]

Trump meeting with Chinese President Xi expected next month, official says

Chinese President Xi Jinping tentatively is set to meet with President Trump in early April, a senior White House official confirmed Monday to Fox News. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate is a possible site for the summit, which will be closely watched considering Trump’s tough talk on China dating back to the campaign. Trump also hosted Japanese […]

Dinesh D’Souza claims case file reveals his prosecution was ‘political’

Conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza claimed Monday that a newly released case file on his 2014 prosecution for violating campaign finance laws shows he was targeted under the Obama administration for “political” reasons. D’Souza, in an interview on “Fox & Friends,” said that former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s office and the Obama administration had been blocking […]

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