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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 Wednesday's edition of Anderson Cooper 360, the Democrats on the panel took a few shots at departing House Speaker Paul Ryan as well as President Trump. CNN political commentator Symone Sanders referred to Ryan as a "coward" while her fellow panelist Maria Cardona described President Trump as "insane."



During Thursday's edition of CNN's New Day, co-host Chris Cuomo played a tape of Wendy Vitter, one of President Trump's judicial nominees, failing to explicitly state whether or not she supported the Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. When discussing her exchange with Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), CNN Chief Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin went after Vitter's position on abortion, suggesting that her pro-life advocacy may disqualify her from serving on the bench.



While interviewing Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz on Wednesday's edition of CNN's New Day, co-host Chris Cuomo repeatedly tried to bait the lawyer into criticizing President Trump. Dershowitz, a civil libertarian who often defends the President from the far left's attacks, also got into a back and forth with CNN Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin, a former student of his.



During Wednesday's edition of CNN's New Day, co-host Chris Cuomo interviewed former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who has embarked on a media tour to promote her new book, Fascism: A Warning. During the interview, Cuomo teed up Albright to call President Trump a fascist, as have many other media personalities who have interviewed her. For her part, Albright claimed, "I'm not calling him a fascist," but still suggested that he possesses many characteristics of a fascist.



During Tuesday's edition of CNN's New Day, a package narrated by Gloria Borger was aired, painting a very unflattering picture of President Trump's longtime attorney and confidante Michael Cohen, who had his office raided by federal investigators on Monday. Accompanied by eerie music that would ordinarily appear in a film-noir or big screen thriller, Borger's narration described Cohen as a "consigliere," while one of the subjects she interviewed referred to him as President Trump's "Mini-Me."



During Tuesday's edition of CNN's New Day, co-host Chris Cuomo dismissed President Trump's claim that the lawyers working on Robert Mueller's Russia probe are "just about all, either Democrats or a couple of Republicans who have worked for President Obama." Cuomo then falsely asserted that the Mueller team has a '50/50' breakdown of Democrats and Republicans. 



While interviewing Former Trump Campaign Adviser Michael Caputo on New Day Monday morning, co-host Chris Cuomo repeatedly insinuated that Republicans do not care about clean air and water because of their support for EPA Secretary Scott Pruitt, who has made rolling back Obama-era environmental regulations a hallmark of his tenure. In addition to painting Pruitt as anti-science, Cuomo also rejected the idea that there was no chaos in the White House as "laughable." 



During Monday's edition of CNN's New Day, co-host Chris Cuomo painted a picture of "obvious chaos" in the White House, in addition to accusing "Captain Benghazi" Trey Gowdy of not showing enough urgency when it comes to investigating alleged wrongdoing by Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Scott Pruitt.



During an appearance on Ellen Thursday, host Ellen DeGeneres asked Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) “if you had to be stuck in an elevator with either President Trump, Mike Pence, or Jeff Sessions, who would it be?” Harris did not pick any of the three, instead asking “does one of us have to come out alive?”



During Tuesday's edition of The Lead With Jake Tapper, former State Department spokeswoman and Obama communications director under President Obama Jen Psaki accused President Trump's new nickname for the former President, "Cheatin' Obama" of having racial undertones.



During an appearance on CNN’s New Day Thursday, former United States Treasury Secretary Larry Summers weighed in on President Trump’s recent tweets attacking Amazon and Jeff Bezos. Summers painted the President’s tweets as “going on jihads with the power of the Federal government against companies whose CEO’s private activity he doesn’t find congenial,” in addition to comparing the President to Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.



The media have found themselves inflicted with another case of Trump Derangement Syndrome after President Trump unleashed a series of tweets pertaining to immigration and DACA. During Monday's edition of CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront, host Erin Burnett asked President Trump's former deputy campaign manager if there was "any way to interpret our country as being stolen when you are referring to immigrants coming from the south as anything other than racist."



During the 3 P.M. ET Hour of CNN Newsroom Tuesday, CNN analyst Tara Setmayer alleged that President Trump envies Jeff Bezos because he “is the richest man in the world”, described Twitter as a “pacifier” for President Trump and referred to Fox News as a “propaganda channel.”



It looks like the media and the left have found a new argument in their quest to prove that Republicans hate children. Taking a break from accusing Republicans of hating children for refusing to jump on board with student activists demanding gun control, CNN's At This Hour has found a new sympathetic group to rally around: activist Oklahoma public school teachers. 



For the second day in a row, the legacy media has found itself obsessed with the controversy surrounding Sinclair Broadcast Group's promotion denouncing fake news and promising journalistic honesty and integrity. CNN's New Day presented no exception to the media hysteria, with co-host Alisyn Camerota comparing the promos to hostage videos.



To CNN's horror, President Trump unleashed a series of new tweets Monday morning, picking up where he left off in his "tweet storm" on Sunday. As she briefed the anchors of New Day, White House Reporter Kaitlan Collins could not tell if "these tweets actually represent a change in policy for this President or if they’re just simply him venting after watching cable news."



During Monday's edition of New Day, two guests took turns ripping the Trump Administration. Legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin referred to the Trump Administration's idea to privatize the VA as "silliness" while Brian Karem referred to the President as "unhinged" and "unpresidential." Guest co-host John Avlon briefly joined the anti-Trump crusade, describing the idea of the President taking action based on "things he sees on TV" as "objectively troubling." 



During Monday's edition of New Day, a discussion ensued about President Trump's most recent "tweet storm" where he addressed the hot button issue of DACA. CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins said that the President's meetings with Fox News hosts over the weekend plus "hard-liner" Ann Coulter's "recent media tour calling Trump a disappointment" as the rationales for the tweet storm.



On Thursday’s edition of New Day, the co-hosts and political panel expressed doubts about Dr. Ronny Jackson, President Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.



While interviewing former Senator Rick Santorum on Wednesday’s edition of New Day, co-host Chris Cuomo repeatedly accused evangelicals of hypocrisy for standing by President Trump in spite of the accusations of sexual misconduct and infidelity against him.