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Fox News sources say Sarah Sanders is ‘weighing future options’ after she slams CBS for reporting she’s resigning

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A Fox News report suggested on Thursday that White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders is “weighing future options” outside the White House.

On Wednesday, CBS News reported that Sanders and Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah were both thinking about resigning. Sanders reportedly told friends that she would be leaving her job by the end of the year.

Sanders blasted CBS in a tweet, saying that she had not been contacted by the outlet. But she did not directly deny that she had plans to resign.

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On Thursday, Fox News media critic Howard Kurtz said that CBS News had made a mistake by not contacting Sanders before the report was released. CBS, however, said that both Sanders and Shah declined to comment on the record.

“This CBS story struck me as weirdly speculative when I read it,” Kurtz opined. “To say that Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been talking about leaving at the end of the year hardly means that it’s set in stone. It would hardly be unusual for someone in a high stress job and who has three young kids to depart after two years in office.”

Kurtz suggested that CBS had made itself “wide open” for criticism by not contacting Sanders.

“Maybe she’s vented, maybe just chattering with friends what she would do long term. I can’t imagine this story in any other administration,” he continued. “Six months is a long time. The president could ask her to stay on. She could change her mind if there’s any substance here.”

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Fox News host Sandra Smith replied by reporting that Fox News sources also have indicated that Sanders is considering leaving her post.

“Fox News is reporting they’re both weighing their future options,” Smith said. “That goes without saying for anybody that holds a job, right?”

“Particularly in an administration where a lot of people have left,” Kurtz agreed. “Sure. You’re always weighing your options. Somebody could make you a $3 million offer.”

It was not immediately clear if Fox News had contacted Sanders before reporting that she is “weighing future options.”

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Trump Twitter-snarls at ‘Impeachment Day’ protesters as the product of ‘Radical Left Democrats’

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President Donald Trump lashed out at Impeachment Day protesters on Twitter on Sunday morning, downplaying their efforts after seeing a report on Fox News.

Taking to Twitter the president wrote, "Yesterday was the Radical Left Democrats big Impeachment day. They worked so hard to make it something really big and special but had one problem - almost nobody showed up. “The Media admits low turnout for anti-Trump rallies ...saying enough. Democrat voters want to hear the politicians talking about issues. This is a huge distraction and will only help Donald Trump get elected. 'Greatest President since Ronald Reagan' said a counter-protester. LehighValleyLive."

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Trump’s first term: hits and misses

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"Promises made, promises kept," goes one of President Donald Trump's main 2020 reelection slogans. Is that true?

Here are some of the key policy hits and misses -- comparing his accomplishments to his promises -- from a tumultuous first term.

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Economy:

The economy will be Trump's major selling point.

GDP grew 3.1 percent in the first quarter of 2019 and the last recession was a decade ago. Unemployment is at a 50-year low of 3.6 percent.

Trump's frequent claim that the economy is probably "the best" in US history is an exaggeration, though.

Economists see growing dangers, including exploding government debt and growing backlash from Trump's aggressive trade policies, especially with China.

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The racist roots of American policing

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Outrage over racial profiling and the killing of African Americans by police officers and vigilantes in recent years helped give rise to the Black Lives Matter movement.

But tensions between the police and black communities are nothing new.

There are many precedents to the Ferguson, Missouri protests that ushered in the Black Lives Matter movement. Those protests erupted in 2014 after a police officer shot unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown; the officer was subsequently not indicted.

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