Judge bars Roger Stone from social media, says ex-Trump adviser violated gag order

A federal judge on Tuesday barred former Trump adviser Roger Stone – facing charges of tampering, obstruction and false statements in a case brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller – from posting anything on social media after determining Stone violated her gag order not to discuss the case. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, in federal court in Washington, ordered Stone to stay off Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms, saying he did not abide by her previous order to not comment on the case. She did not order Stone to…

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Bernie Sanders awkwardly criticizes Washington Post event he was speaking at due to financial sponsorship

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., provoked some laughter when he appeared on Tuesday at a major outlet’s event focused on interviewing the 2020 candidate on his vision for America. As Sanders took the stage with Washington Post reporter Robert Costa, he apparently took issue with the Bank of America logo in the background. “Is Bank of America really sponsoring this?” Sanders asked, prompting audience laughter. “Well, let’s just get into the interview,” Costa responded while shaking Sanders’ hand. The comment seemed to be a lighthearted reference to Sanders longstanding campaign of…

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Bolton touts NATO allies’ $100B military spending spree after Trump push: ‘Unequaled triumph’

WASHINGTON — National Security Adviser John Bolton said Tuesday that an increase in defense spending from NATO allies, after pressure from President Trump, marked a significant victory for the United States and made the alliance stronger. “The statistics that the NATO secretary general has given us indicate that the Trump push, and that’s what it is, to get NATO members to spend more has resulted in, based on his calculation, over the past two years in $100 billion more being spent by our European allies on defense,” he said. “This is an unequaled triumph and…

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Fundraising totals reveal five-way Dem race

**Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** On the roster: Fundraising totals reveal five-way Dem race – House Dem freshmen crush fundraising expectations – Trump tweets revive impeachment push – U.S. to hit $1 trillion deficit – Nancy Drew at the Applebee’s   FUNDRAISING TOTALS REVEAL FIVE-WAY DEM RACE NYT: “Five Democratic presidential candidates raised a combined $96 million from individual donors in the last three months – about three-quarters of the total fund-raising by the entire Democratic field, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday. [The…

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Biden says if Trump challenges his mental state he’ll challenge him to a push-up contest

Presidential candidate Joe Biden said he would challenge President Trump to a push-up contest on-air if the commander-in-chief questions his physical or mental faculties on the 2020 debate stage. Biden appeared on “Morning Joe” for a Tuesday interview with co-host Mika Brzezinski and said he would immediately retaliate if Trump started poking fun at his behavior. “I would say, come on Donald, come on, man. How many push-ups do you want to do here, pal? I mean jokingly,” Biden said. “You know, come on, run with me, man. it’s like I was in a parade in Independence, Missouri. And…

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Washington Post columnist urges Obama to condemn Trump, ‘reclaim legacy’: ‘Your country needs you’

The Washington Post published an open letter from one of its columnist urging former President Barack Obama to speak out against President Trump to “lift the country’s sights again.” Columnist Karen Tumulty penned the piece, headlined “We need someone who can lift us up again. Enter President Obama,” which essentially begs the former president to take action against his successor. “Mr. President, it is time. You must speak. Your country needs you,” Tumulty wrote before referencing controversial tweets the current president recently sent in which he told four congresswomen to “go…

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GOP leaders dismiss Dem outcry over Trump tweets as ‘all about politics,’ impeachment

House Republican leaders stood by President Trump on Tuesday in response to a Democratic resolution condemning his controversial tweets about four freshman lawmakers, alleging their outrage is “all about politics” and suggesting it’s being used to revive an impeachment push. “They talked more about impeachment than anything else,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said, referring to Monday’s fiery press conference with Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley. “We should get back to the business of America.” CONWAY BLASTS DEMS’ ‘TIRED’ CLAIMS OF RACISM, SAYS SHE ‘TOTALLY DISAGREES’ WITH…

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Ted Cruz: House should respond to AOC’s ‘radical’ squad by passing anti-Semitism resolution

Sen. Ted Cruz said Tuesday that the so-called progressive “squad” has a concerning history, calling out the “radical and extreme” positions taken by freshmen Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. The Texas Republican said on “Fox & Friends” that the group’s rhetoric is “overheated,” but emphasized that they’re endorsing “full-blown socialism” and some have used “anti-Semitic” language. President Trump forcefully doubled down Monday on his explosive call for the progressive congresswomen to “go back” to where they came from and “come back and show us how it’s done,” rather than criticize his administration. He…

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Sanders slams Biden, says he was ‘wrong big time’ on Iraq War

In some of his most forceful criticism to date against 2020 Democratic rival Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders said he has some “pretty significant” policy differences with the former vice president as he assailed his stances on trade, Wall Street regulation and more. And Sanders – the populist senator from Vermont who’s making his second straight White House run – said that Biden was “wrong big time” in voting in 2002 in support of the Iraq War. FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT BERNIE SANDERS In an interview Tuesday with the…

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Former SC Rep. Mark Sanford mulling primary challenge against Trump

Former South Carolina congressman Mark Sanford is considering launching a bid for president just months after leaving office following President Trump urging Republican voters in the Palmetto State to reject his renomination. Speaking to The Post and Courier newspaper, Sanford said that he is taking the next month to decide whether or not he’ll mount a challenge to Trump’s candidacy in the 2020 presidential election, where he would run on a platform focusing on curtailing the national debt and government spending. “Sometimes in life you’ve got to say what you’ve got…

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