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Donald Trump looking to Sarah Huckabee Sanders in tough moments

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Faced with aggressive on-air questioning about the president’s wiretapping claims, Sarah Huckabee Sanders didn’t flinch, she went folksy. Speaking to George Stephanopoulos on “Good Morning America,” she pulled out a version of an old line from President Lyndon Johnson: “If the president walked across the Potomac, the media would be reporting that he could not swim.” The 34-year-old spokeswoman for President Donald Trump was schooled in hardscrabble politics — and down-home rhetoric — from a young age by her father,…

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About that unusually tense interview between Stephanopoulos, Trump aide

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George Stephanopoulos‘ “Good Morning America” interview with White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday is an instant milestone in the hostile relationship between the Trump administration and the media. In the discussion about President Donald Trump‘s weekend accusations — offered without proof — that former President Obama ordered Trump’s New York home wiretapped, Stephanopoulos repeatedly interrupted and stopped Sanders when he felt she veered from the truth. It was a crackling exchange unusual for the generally happy terrain of…

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Martin Dyckman: Spreading fake news, a dangerous bell that can’t be unrung

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So Hillary Clinton was running a child sex ring out of a Northwest Washington restaurant. Imagine that. Actually, someone did. The fake “news” then raced around the internet like chicken pox through a kindergarten. But who could possibly believe such trash? Actually, people did. The restaurant and its neighbors were besieged with death threats. And Sunday, a man from North Carolina barged into the restaurant with an assault weapon to search for the children he believed were being held there.…

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Mitch Perry Report for 12.5.16 – David Petraeus, another disaffected voter?

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Among the nuggets of information procured by watching the Sunday morning public affairs shows was that David Petraeus was one of the 93 million Americans who didn’t vote for president last month. “I don’t vote,” the retired four-star Army general told George Stephanopolous in ABC’s This Week when asked who he backed for president. “So that’s an easy answer. And I also did not support him nor did I oppose him, nor did I support or oppose any other candidate.” There were reports that…

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Donald Trump auditions Cabinet prospects high above Manhattan

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Donald Trump held court from his perch high above Manhattan on Monday, receiving a line of former rivals, longtime allies and TV executives while overseeing a presidential transition that at times resembles a reality show like the one he once hosted. Trump met with nearly a dozen prospective hires, all of whom were paraded in front of the cameras set up in the Trump Tower lobby as they entered an elevator to see the president-elect. Out of public view himself,…

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How Super Tuesday played out on TV, cable networks

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Here’s a look at highlights from television coverage of Super Tuesday voting in the presidential campaign: — TRUMP’S PODIUM The broadcast networks ABC, CBS and NBC gave the campaign an hour of prime-time coverage, and Donald Trump put pressure on them right away. Trump has dominated coverage almost since his announcement last summer, and was in the midst of a hybrid news conference and victory speech in Florida at 10 p.m. ET when the broadcast networks began their election specials.…

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Donald Trump says he saw people celebrating 9/11 in Jersey City

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he saw people cheering the Sept. 11 attacks across the river in New Jersey – a claim officials strongly deny. Trump first told the story Saturday at a rally in Birmingham, Alabama, as he pressed the need for greater surveillance, including monitoring certain mosques, in the wake of the Paris attacks. “I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of…

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