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Texas Trucker Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Of Undocumented Immigrants Leading To Deaths

Texas Trucker Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Of Undocumented Immigrants Leading To Deaths

Truck driver James Matthew Bradley Jr. arrives at the federal courthouse for a hearing in San Antonio in July.Federal authorities say the case is a “glaring reminder” of the dangers of human smuggling across the Southern border. The driver is to be sentenced in January.

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Texas Trucker Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Of Undocumented Immigrants Leading To Deaths

Fox host calls Trump's lie-filled press conference "an amazing example of democracy in action"

Fox host calls Trump's lie-filled press conference "an amazing example of democracy in action"

DANA PERINO (HOST): All right, that was President Trump and Sen. Mitch McConnell [(R-KY)] in the Rose Garden in a fabulous press conference, and an amazing example of democracy in action when the leader of the free world takes that many questions from the press corps.

Previously:

Right-wing media figures loved Donald Trump’s unhinged press conference and assault on the press 

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Fox host calls Trump's lie-filled press conference "an amazing example of democracy in action"

Nobel Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro Once Wrote A Screenplay About Eating A Ghost

Nobel Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro Once Wrote A Screenplay About Eating A Ghost

CANADA - OCTOBER 01: Author - Kazuo Ishiguro (Photo by Rick Eglinton/Toronto Star via Getty Images)Written in the ’80s, The Gourmet is an absurdist satire exploring the politics of food and the hedonistic culture of consumerism that treats it as a recreational drug. It’s still strikingly relevant.

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Nobel Laureate Kazuo Ishiguro Once Wrote A Screenplay About Eating A Ghost

Trump ended health care subsidies that made insurance affordable, and <em>Fox & Friends</em> isn’t telling the truth about it

Trump ended health care subsidies that made insurance affordable, and <em>Fox & Friends</em> isn’t telling the truth about it

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): By the way, if anyone was fearful on Friday the 13th of Obamacare imploding, that was doing it on its own, but the president is actually taking action and is pretty much fed up with what’s been going on. So last night around 9 o’clock, he had his second shot at taking it out.

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): The first shot, he signed [an] executive order encouraging competition, more choices, lower cost. And then he stopped the bailouts to the insurance companies.

KILMEADE: Which is about $7 billion.

[…]

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): What [Trump’s] talking about is the administration has been propping up the insurance companies that take part for, as Brian just mentioned, $7 billion a year. Essentially what it’s going to do, it’s going to end the payments. And here’s the reason why this makes sense, because they were never approved. When they carved up the law of Obamacare, they never said, “OK, and then there’s going to be this bailout for the insurance companies.” In 2014, the Republican Party sued the federal government. In 2016, a federal judge said, “You know what? The Republicans are right, those payments are improper.”

EARHARDT: So because the government, our tax dollars, have been bailing out these companies, they’re able to stay in Obamacare. And the president is saying that’s not fair, this is not what the original intent was. We’re spending $7 billion to keep, to prop up these insurance companies and “I’m tired of it,” he says.

[…]

DOOCY: But ultimately, the people who are really at the end, they’re strapped, they can’t afford it, they would benefit, as we have learned, for state Medicaid.

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Trump ended health care subsidies that made insurance affordable, and <em>Fox & Friends</em> isn’t telling the truth about it

Fox host: It “wouldn’t be the worst thing” for the FCC to take cues from Trump on reviewing licenses of media outlets

Fox host: It “wouldn’t be the worst thing” for the FCC to take cues from Trump on reviewing licenses of media outlets

KENNEDY (CO-HOST): I don’t have a problem with him saying that he doesn’t like it. I don’t have a problem with him pushing back and saying this is clearly objectively unfair. That’s fine. But saying somehow he’s going to use the power of the federal government, to even imply he’s going to silence —

SANDRA SMITH (CO-HOST): Is there anything the government can do?

HARRIS FAULKNER (CO-HOST): Yeah, the FCC can do it, it’s not the White House.

KENNEDY: The FCC can only do it with local stations. NBC does not have an FCC license. NBC affiliates have FCC license, and individuals who watch those stations can file complaints to the FCC. The FCC can fine them, but it would be a very drastic measure.

HARRIS FAULKNER (CO-HOST): If you change the licensing for the local affiliates and the network can’t put its programming on that because of the changes in the licensing, you can effectively hurt the network​s.​ ​But what the president is saying here is his opinion in this sense. The problem is he’s got the ​bully ​pulpit. ​And so then you wonder​, well then,​ does the agency​,​ the FCC​,​ listen to him​, are they going to take a closer look?​ ​And o​h by the way, that wouldn’t be the worst thing if they took a closer look at some of the fake news out there. That wouldn’t be the worst thing.

KENNEDY: Do you really want the government determining editorial content?

FAULKNER: Taking a look at whether something is factual? That’s what the FCC does. Those are the people who come up with — Juan is saying no.

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Trump just threatened to shut down news outlets critical of him. That’s what’s happened in Turkey.

Trump and Hannity unite for prime-time attack on free press

The Trump Administration’s War On The Press

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Fox host: It “wouldn’t be the worst thing” for the FCC to take cues from Trump on reviewing licenses of media outlets

On Fox News, former Trump adviser claimed he, Steve Bannon, and Trump wanted to scuttle Iran deal months ago

On Fox News, former Trump adviser claimed he, Steve Bannon, and Trump wanted to scuttle Iran deal months ago

BRIAN KILMEADE (HOST): President Trump called President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal “the worst deal ever negotiated” during the campaign, and many agreed even when it was released. And today, The Washington Post is reporting the president is expected to decertify the accord next week. It’s got to be renewed, I think, every 30 to 90 days. But a source tells Fox News’ John Roberts that the president hasn’t made any decisions about the deal.

[…]

KILMEADE: It’s amazing the major decisions that have to be decided by this president quickly. So, it’s time to open up the Gorka folder and talk to Dr. Sebastian Gorka. Dr. Gorka, you know this deal very well and you have opinions on it before you enter the White House, and before you even joined the Trump team. So, your thoughts about what the president is going to do. It’s not as easy as “just get out,” is it? Because there is a downside because they’ve got everything — everything first. They got their money, they got the sanctions lifted, and they were welcomed into the international community.

SEBASTIAN GORKA: And the bottom line is, Brian, the Iran deal did not stop Iran getting the bomb. This is the biggest gaping wound of this deal is that we gave billions and billions of dollars under the Obama regime. And they continue to behave badly and it just delayed their acquisition of the bomb. So, I was in the White House, in the Oval, the day — the last time we re-certified. We had key members of the cabinet there — [Secretary of State] Rex Tillerson, [National Security Advisor] H.R. McMaster, [Treasury Secretary Steve] Mnuchin, myself, and [former White House chief strategist] Steve Bannon. And it was only me, Steve, and the president who were against re-certification. And the president was not happy. He was not happy that he was being told by his key cabinet members we have to re-certify because the reasons were not ones he believed in.

Previously:

Fox News’ exclusive reporting on Iran nuclear deal echoes pretext for Iraq War

Study: Trump officials overwhelmingly flock to Fox News

Why pro-Trump media need to pretend racist flim-flam man Sebastian Gorka resigned

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On Fox News, former Trump adviser claimed he, Steve Bannon, and Trump wanted to scuttle Iran deal months ago