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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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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.

During Monday's edition of CNN's New Day, a brief discussion about the Trump marriage took place, where CNN Correspondent Kate Bennett did her best to play up the narrative that the First Couple is plagued by marital problems.

During Thursday's edition of CNN's Wolf, panelist Nia-Malika Henderson slammed NRA Spokeswoman Dana Loesch's statement at CPAC alleging that "legacy media" enjoy mass shootings and referred to members of the NRA as "conspiracy theorists” for believing that the Democrats want to take their guns away. 

When Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough did the unthinkable and praised President Trump for holding a “listening session” with victims of gun violence, Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic editor-in-chief, said that his praise serves as an example of “the soft bigotry of low expectations.”

While discussing President Trump's recent tweets about the gun debate on New Day Thursday morning, CNN political analyst Joshua Green suggested that the tweets serve as proof that the President is "flailing" and "doesn't know what he's doing."

In a recent New York Times op-ed, Thomas Friedman sounded the alarm against President Trump and issued a "code red", saying that "the biggest threat to the integrity of our democracy today is in the Oval Office." During an appearance on CNN's New Day Wednesday morning, Friedman doubled down, repeatedly referring to the President as a "disturbed person."

During an appearance on CNN Newsroom Tuesday morning, CNN contributor Walter Shaub argued that Donald Trump Jr.'s trip to India to promote his business's condos proves that "The presidency and the United States is for sale."