By Orhan Coskun, Jonathan Spicer and Can Sezer ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has not shut the door to Sweden and Finland joining NATO but wants negotiations with the Nordic countries and a clampdown on what it sees as terrorist activities especially in Stockholm, President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said on Saturday. "We are not closing the door. But we are basically raising this issue as a matter of national security for Turkey," Ibrahim Kalin, who is also the president's top foreign policy advisor, told Reuters in an interview in Istanbul. Erdogan surprised NATO members and the two Nordic coun...
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'I'm just a journalist!' Fox News host Harris Faulkner clashes with Dem for exposing her 'conservative' bias
Fox News host Harris Faulkner clashed with a former campaign surrogate for Joe Biden on Tuesday after he accused her of having a conservative bias.
Former Biden surrogate Kevin Walling told Faulkner that "the president has scored a number of wins on the international stage."
"The fact that you see Finland, Sweden wanting to join NATO," he noted.
"That isn't because of Biden!" Faulkner interrupted.
"Yeah, it is to some degree because of Biden and his leadership of the western world united against Russia," Walling said.
"No, it's not!" Faulkner shot back, suggesting that Biden had prompted Russia's attack on Ukraine.
"I mean, let's not gloss over how we got here," she remarked.
"I know the conservative media does not want to give the president a win," Walling observed. "I get that."
"I'm just media," Faulkner gasped. "I'm just a journalist! I'm just telling you the facts. We want our president to win. Stop saying that! Of course, we do. We want America to win."
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Also charged alongside ghost candidate Jestine Iannotti are James “Eric” Foglesong and Benjamin Paris. Foglesong is a political consultant involved in the launching of Iannotti's campaign, and Paris is Seminole County’s Republican Party chairman.
Iannotti is facing six charges, which include the commission of a false or fraudulent act, accepting excessive contributions from a single contributor, perjury, false reporting and accepting a contribution in the name of another.
Foglesong faces four charges, which include making two or more contributions through or in the name of another, the commission of a false or fraudulent act, unlawful use of a communication device, excessive contributions and false reporting. Paris faces a single count of making a contribution through or in the name of another.
“Some NPA candidates, commonly referred to as ‘ghost’ candidates, have been used by political parties as a way to close elections or siphon off votes. While not illegal per se, many have questioned the ethics of the practice,” the office of Seminole-Brevard State Attorney Phil Archer said in a statement. “However, when that candidate and the partisan political operatives involved violate election finance laws by illegally funding those races and filing false reports, it is the responsibility of government to act.”
Iannotti was new to politics when she ran as an independent in Senate District 9. As the Sentinel' report points out, she spent several weeks in Sweden and refused to speak to reporters after qualifying to run. She later moved to Sweden after the election.
"Her candidacy — and those of two South Florida candidates who also did no campaigning — was promoted by a pair of entities chaired by then-GOP political consultant Alex Alvarado, with ads Miami prosecutors have said were tailored to siphon votes from the Democrats in each race," the Sentinel reports.
The right-wing Newsmax network hired former Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren to lead their weeknight lineup, reportedly bumping former White House press secretary Sean Spicer out of his slot.
The network didn't officially announce what hour Van Susteren would host, but multiple sources with knowledge of the schedule told The Daily Beast that "The Record with Greta Van Susteren" would replace "Spicer and Co." in the weeknight programming.
“Newsmax may make some adjustments in timing of other shows and we will announce those changes at a later date,” a network representative said.
Spicer joined Newsmax in early 2020, and his show has been the lead-in to the network's top-rated "Greg Kelly Reports."
Newsmax has recently hired two longtime Fox News producers and brought on former Fox reporter James Rosen as the network's chief White House correspondent, and Kelly joins former Fox contributors Eric Bolling and Rob Schmitt at the conservative competitor.
“Honestly, it’s great for the network,” said one Newsmax staffer. “She is a well-respected journalist and big name in the field so it can do nothing but add to our cred.”