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- Trump fires again after GOP critic calls authorities shutdown a ‘made-up battle’
- Rand Paul doubles down on protection of Trump plan for Syria pullout; backs comparable exit from Afghanistan
- Caravan organizer takes warmth from migrants over dangerous journey
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THE LEAD STORY – TRUMP RETURNS FIRE AFTER CORKER QUESTIONS REASON FOR PARTIAL SHUTDOWN: President Trump was fast to reply Sunday after Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., took a shot on the president amid the continued partial authorities shutdown. Corker, who will quickly depart workplace, accused the president of being concerned in a “made-up battle” over funding for a border wall.
Trump answered by calling the senator out on social media, saying the senator’s ballot numbers suffered after the president did not endorse him.
“Bob Corker was chargeable for giving us the horrible Iran Nuclear Deal, which I ended, but he badmouths me for desirous to deliver our younger individuals safely again dwelling,” Trump tweeted. “Bob needed to run and requested for my endorsement. I mentioned NO and the sport was over. #MAGA I LOVE TENNESSEE!” – Reported by Andrew O’Reilly
TRUMP’S DEFENDER ON SYRIA: U.S. Sen. Rand Paul reiterated his help for President Trump’s choice final week to take away 2,000 American troops from Syria, showing on Sunday speak exhibits to say that the president had made the correct transfer and was doing “precisely what he promised” voters when he campaigned in 2016.
Paul additionally urged an identical U.S. pullout from Afghanistan, a virtually two-decade enterprise that Paul in comparison with the ill-fated Vietnam Battle. – Reported by Bradford Betz
RISKY JOURNEY RILES MIGRANTS: Pueblo Sin Fronteras, a bunch of activists escorting the migrant caravan of hundreds of Central Individuals touring to the U.S., is being blamed by many — together with the migrants themselves — for encouraging such a dangerous trek.
The group, which consists of about 40 U.S. and Mexican activists, gave the caravan an possibility in October. The migrants have been requested whether or not they needed to proceed to the U.S. southern border or cease in Mexico, the place the federal government provided to allow them to keep. – Reported by Nicole Darrah
TRUMP MUST GET WALL BUILT – “You instinctively perceive what must be executed and tips on how to do it. And it’s worthwhile to construct this wall.” – Decide Jeanine Pirro, in her Opening Assertion on Saturday’s version of “Justice with Decide Jeanine.” WATCH
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FOX & Pals, 6 a.m. ET: Visitors embrace: Tammy Bruce, radio speak present host; PSC Timothy Zeller and Abel Zeller, member of U.S. Military and his younger son who wrote to Santa, asking for Dad to be dwelling for Christmas; Anthony Scaramucci, former White Home communications director; Jimmy Chiappa, ice sculpture artist; Limor Suss, life-style knowledgeable; and chef George Duran, speaking about Christmas cooking.
The Smart Guys, 7 p.m. ET: Moderated by former Schooling Secretary Dr. Invoice Bennett, the roundtable will focus on the authorized and political sides of the Mueller investigation, the state of the economic system, what the nation can count on within the new 12 months and extra. Panelists embrace Trish Regan, Host of “Trish Regan Primetime” on Fox Enterprise, Stuart Varney, Host of “Varney & Firm” on Fox Enterprise, Ari Fleisher, former White Home press secretary and Fox Information contributor and Ed Rollins, former Reagan marketing campaign supervisor, Nice America PAC co-chair and Fox Information contributor.
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Mornings with Maria, 6 a.m. ET: Lawrence White, NYU Stern professor of economics; Allen West, creator of the upcoming e book “Maintain Texas, Maintain The Nation: Victory Or Demise,” and retired U.S. Military lieutenant colonel and former congressman; Jeff Saut, Raymond James chief funding strategist.
Varney & Co., 9 a.m. ET: Steve Moore, Heritage Basis chief economist and creator of “Trumponomics”; Gerald Storch, former CEO of Hudson’s Bay Co. and Toys R Us; Brad Blakeman, former deputy assistant to President G.W. Bush; Mark Weinberg, former assistant press secretary to Ronald Reagan.
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The FOX Information Rundown podcast: The 12 months 2018 ends with President Trump’s former legal professional, Michael Cohen, being sentenced to jail for 3 years and former U.S. Nationwide Safety Adviser Michael Flynn placing a plea deal, as particular counsel Robert Mueller continues his Russia investigation. Former impartial counsel Ken Starr warns that 2019 may very well be the “12 months of distress” for the president. FOX’s Chris Foster seems to be again on certainly one of his favourite interviews of the 12 months with former Home Speaker Newt Gingrich. Santa Claus is loading his sleigh and preparing for his journey all over the world. FOX’s Rachel Sutherland speaks with NORAD spokesman Michael D. Kucharek. Plus, commentary by FOX Information Contributor Christian Whiton.
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The Tom Shillue Present, three p.m. ET: Former White Home press secretary Sean Spicer sits down with Tom. Plus, a panel of friends together with comic Jimmy Failla and Fox Information discusses this 12 months’s greatest “Christmas controversies.”
2008: The Federal Reserve grants a request by the financing arm of Basic Motors to faucet the federal government’s $700 billion rescue fund, bolstering GM’s skill to outlive.
1992: President George H.W. Bush pardons former Protection Secretary Caspar Weinberger and 5 others within the Iran-Contra scandal.
1980: Individuals keep in mind the U.S. hostages in Iran by burning candles or shining lights for 417 seconds — one second for every day of captivity.
1943: President Franklin D. Roosevelt appoints Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower supreme commander of Allied forces in Europe as a part of Operation Overlord.
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