Ryan Foley

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Ryan Foley has written for the school newspaper in both high school and college, with a total of eight years of writing experience. He graduated from Rhode Island College in May 2017 with a B.A. in Political Science. Since graduating from college, he has written for Red Alert Politics and Rouser News in addition to maintaining a personal blog. Ryan was a participant in the National Journalism Center's Spring 2018 internship program. Ryan currently resides in Westerly, Rhode Island and is a native of Elmira, New York.

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During an appearance on CNN's New Day Thursday morning, Van Jones suggested that "if Barack Obama had done half of what Trump did last week, he wouldn't be impeached, he'd be in Guantanamo." 

While interviewing House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) on CNN's New Day Thursday morning, co-host Alisyn Camerota brought up a new ad released by the National Rifle Association. After Hoyer said that the ad "sounded like a threat", Camerota played a clip of a father who lost his daughter in the Parkland shooting effectively comparing the NRA to a terrorist organization.

CNN reporter Bill Weir appeared on New Day Thursday morning, ahead of the premiere of the network's documentary series, Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History. Weir had just compiled a report focusing on Pope Francis and Syrian refugees and, along with co-hosts Alisyn Camerota and Chris Cuomo, seemed to agree that the seriesprovided the perfect platform to advocate for open borders.

Figure skater Adam Rippon made an appearance on CNN’s New Day Wednesday morning. It should have come as no surprise that the media treated Rippon with kid gloves, putting him on a pedestal as the “first openly gay man to compete for the U.S. at the Winter Olympics.” The media spent nearly the entire duration of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games fawning over Rippon, as well as openly gay freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy; CNN provided no exception.  

During Wednesday's edition of CNN's New Day, co-host Alisyn Camerota treated Democratic Senate Candidate Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) to a love fest. 

A political panel on CNN's New Day Tuesday morning took several shots at President Trump, referring to him as "erratic" and "impulsive", blaming him for the failure to broker a DACA deal, and criticizing his tweeting habits. 

While interviewing Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) Tuesday morning, New Day co-host Chris Cuomo slammed a proposal that would roll back some of the Dodd-Frank regulations passed in response to the 2008 financial crisis.


Tuesday's edition of CNN's New Day featured a report very sympathetic to Texas Democratic Senate Candidate Beto O'Rourke, who hopes to unseat incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz during this year's midterm election.

During Monday’s edition of CNN’s New Day, guest co-host Erica Hill and Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter complained the winners of the Academy Awards were “so white” and “so male.”

CNN painted a favorable picture of the "Dreamers" as Monday marked the March 5th Deadline for Congress to enact President Obama's controversial executive order known as "DACA" into law before the program expired.

During an appearance on CNN's New Day Monday morning, counterterrorism analyst Richard Clarke argued that President Trump has not imposed sanctions on Russia in retaliation for their interference in the 2016 election because "he believes the Russian activity benefits him politically."

During an appearance on CNN's New Day Monday morning, panelist John Avlon said that President Trump's joke suggesting that he should try becoming President for life like China's Xi Jinping proved that he was "expressing admiration for an authoritarian."

During an appearance on the Thursday edition of CNN's New Day, former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci explained that President Trump still hopes to "drain the swamp" but that may be an impossible task because of its "immunological system" designed to "reject a disruptive move." Co-anchor Chris Cuomo responded by effectively comparing President Trump to a virus.


The hosts of New Day actually praised President Trump Thursday morning, sounding very impressed that he seemed willing to “buck his own party on gun control.” It apparently doesn’t take that much for the media to say nice things about the President. All he has to do is start sounding like a Democrat.

During an appearance on CNN’s Wolf Wednesday, Stoneman Douglas High School student Alfonso Calderon accused the National Rifle Association of “killing kids” and painted them with the labels of “toxic” and “vile.” He received absolutely no push-back from anchor Wolf Blitzer after hurling such incendiary accusations.

CNN New Day co-host Alisyn Camerota reported from Parkland, Florida Wednesday morning, where she showered student survivors of the recent school shooting who have become gun control activists with fawning coverage.

For a brief moment Tuesday morning, CNN's New Day briefly took on the role of a tabloid magazine, with one guest speculating that Chief of Staff John Kelly is on his way out the door and comparing the West Wing to a "Hunger Game."

During Tuesday's edition of New Day, co-host Chris Cuomo blasted Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle (R-GA) for saying "one of the most ridiculous things we've heard in a long time from a public official." Cuomo apparently had a problem with a tweet sent out by Cagle where he suggested he would work against any tax legislation that would benefit Delta unless the airline reinstated its relationship with the National Rifle Association. Cuomo said that he had never heard of a lawmaker going after a company because he did not like the politics of the company despite the fact that his brother, the Governor of New York, had engaged in similar behavior just a few years earlier.

During an interview with syndicated columnist Mona Charen, New Day co-host Alisyn Camerota referred to Conservative Political Action Conference speakers Wayne LaPierre, Dana Loesch, and David Clarke as "some of the most extreme voices."

During Monday's edition of New Day, CNN's Chief Business Correspondent Christine Romans gleefully reported that several companies have severed their ties with the National Rifle Association in the wake of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida earlier this month.