Tag: Hannity, Sean

Trump Sings Praises of Hannity and Limbaugh in Rose Garden

President Trump reeled off a list of his favorite media personalities on Friday when asked who might have influenced his decision to declare a national emergency after Congress refused to give him money for a border wall. Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham — a powerful bloc […]

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News Analysis: Trump Puts Best Face on Border Deal, as Aides Try to Assuage an Angry Right

WASHINGTON — In pursuit of a wall, President Trump ran into one. A single-minded drive to force Congress to finance his signature campaign promise has left Mr. Trump right back where he started, this time seeking a way to climb over the political barrier in his way after trying to […]

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Trump Pulls Back From Declaring a National Emergency to Fund a Wall

WASHINGTON — President Trump has stepped back from declaring a national emergency to pay for a border wall, under pressure from congressional Republicans, his own lawyers and advisers, who say using it as a way out of the government shutdown does not justify the precedent it would set and the […]

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In Texas Visit, Trump Presses His Argument That There’s a Border ‘Crisis’

McALLEN, Tex. — When a president comes to town there are two realities, the one the White House hopes to create and the one that actually exists. President Trump arrived in this city on the Mexican border on Thursday to dramatize his desire for a border wall, a hardened position […]

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Trump Says He’ll Stump for Vulnerable Republicans ‘Six or Seven Days a Week’

WASHINGTON — President Trump said Friday that he plans to spends almost all of his time this fall campaigning for the most vulnerable Republican congressional candidates in the midterm elections, a strategy that would have him in many districts where endangered lawmakers in his own party regard him as a liability. In a friendly radio […]

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TV Anchors Agape After the Trump-Putin Appearance

A daytime news anchor, Bill Hemmer, kicked off the postgame show by calling the event “fascinating” — Lester Holt of NBC News used the same descriptor — and went on to give a nuts-and-bolts summary of the highlights. Bret Baier, the network’s chief political anchor, called it “quite something — almost surreal at points.” But […]

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Bill Shine, Ousted From Fox News in Scandal, Joins White House Communications Team

Bill Shine, the former Fox News executive who was pushed out over his handling of sexual harassment scandals at the network, was named the White House deputy chief of staff for communications on Thursday. The move formalizes a job that Mr. Shine has been in since earlier this week, according to White House officials. With […]

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Fox News Once Gave Trump a Perch. Now It’s His Bullhorn.

Mr. Shine is also not the first Fox News figure to join a White House in a high-ranking role: Tony Snow, the original host of “Fox News Sunday,” became George W. Bush’s press secretary in 2006. There was a time when Fox News commentators were more willing to criticize Mr. Trump. In July 2015, Mr. […]

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Why We Are So Vulnerable to Charlatans Like Trump

Charlatans, Ms. De Francesco tells us, become especially prevalent in ages of “rapid development of the sciences, or quickened progress in technology” when “minds are overburdened with the effort to keep us with these accumulations of facts.” In these periods, conspiracy theories and simplistic reductions of social ills function the same way as quack medicine: […]

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Stormy Daniels Sues, Saying Michael Cohen Colluded With Her Former Lawyer

Two lawyers for Mr. Davidson, Michael Padula and Gene Rossi, said on Wednesday that they saw nothing objectionable in the text messages. “The idea that an attorney isn’t going to have some communication with the other side is absurd,” Mr. Padula said. “Mr. Avenatti characterizes it that they should be adversarial and mean, but that […]

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