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Developing now, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017:
- Anger over partial delay in release of JFK records
- Uranium, dossier scandals cap bad week for Clinton, Democrats
- High stakes for GOP, Trump after House paves way for tax reform
- Fox News poll: NFL's popularity takes a hit
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THE LEAD STORY: The delayed release of hundreds of records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy has sparked backlash among scholars and researchers ... President Donald Trump said he had "no choice" in the matter, citing "potentially irreversible harm" to national security if he were to allow all records to come out now. Trump placed sensitive files under a six-month review while letting 2,891 others come out. White House officials said the FBI and CIA made the most requests from within the government to withhold some information. Expect the conspiracy theories surrounding JFK's assassination to continue, now more than ever.
- JFK files include memo on U.S. plans for killing Fidel Castro
- J. Edgar Hoover called killing of Oswald 'inexcusable'
- Top questions the JFK assassination files could answer
HILLARY'S BAD WEEK: Hillary Clinton might look back on this week and ask, "What happened?" She was rocked by a 1-2 scandal combination in the controversies over the infamous, but discredited, Trump dossier and the Obama-era uranium deal with Russia ... Clinton claimed the controversy over the 2010 Uranium One deal between Russia and the Obama administration had been "debunked." However, following a report by the Hill, three congressional committees are investigating alleged corruption in the Obama-era deal in which Uranium One, a Russian-backed company, bought a uranium firm with mines in the U.S. The agreement was reached while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, and some investors in Uranium One donated to the Clinton Foundation. And now that a former FBI informant has been cleared to testify before Congress, this scandal will not go away for Clinton. Besides the Uranium One developments, it was revealed that the Democratic National Committee and Clinton's presidential campaign funded the salacious Trump dossier.
- From Fox News Opinion: Hillary Clinton and Democrats lose the high ground on Russia
TAX REFORM CLOSER? The House has paved a way, but will Republicans pass tax reform and give President Trump a much-coveted legislative victory before year’s end? ... That's the big question after the House narrowly approved a $4 trillion budget that cleared the way for Republicans to focus on tax reform. The vote was 216-212, with 20 Republicans, including conservatives unhappy about deficits and debt, opposing it. The tax bill is the top item on the GOP agenda and would be Trump's first major win in Congress.
- Marc Thiessen: Trump should make Democrats vote for tax reform or pay a political price
- Steve Forbes, Ken Blackwell: Think big on tax cuts
NFL SACKED: The National Football League's popularity is taking some heavy hits. A new Fox News Poll finds the league’s favorable rating has dropped 18 points since 2013 ... Today, 46 percent of voters have a positive view of the NFL while 41 percent view it negatively. Four years ago, 64 percent had a positive view of the league and 19 percent were critical. The national anthem protests by players have not helped. According to the Fox News poll, 78 percent of voters who have an unfavorable opinion of the NFL think kneeling is inappropriate, while 62 percent of those who view the NFL favorably think it's appropriate.
- Read the full Fox News Poll results
ABOUT LAST NIGHT
PROFILE IN 'CROOKEDNESS': "[This is why] a significant majority of Americans found Hillary Clinton to be dishonest ... There's always something dirty and disreputable going on there." – Kellyanne Conway, special counselor to President Trump, on "Special Report," discussing the latest revelations in the Trump dossier and Uranium One deal controversies. WATCH
SCANDAL DODGER: "You only have me on to talk about nonsense." – Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman, on "Tucker Carlson Tonight," trying to avoid discussing developments in the Uranium One deal scandal and talk about a subject he preferred - Trump's tax reform plan. WATCH
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On Fox News:
Fox & Friends, 6 a.m. ET: N.J. Gov. Chris Christie on President Trump declaring the opioid crisis a "public health emergency." Is pro-Trump singer Joy Villa considering running for Congress? She gives us in the inside scoop. Plus, former deputy assistant to Trump Sebastian Gorka sounds off on the Trump dossier and Uranium One deal scandals.
Tucker Carlson Tonight, 8 p.m. ET: Tucker goes one-on-one with a former FBI operative who infiltrated al Qaeda and helped thwart terror attacks planned for New York and Toronto.
On Fox Business:
Mornings with Maria, 6 a.m. ET: The first steps toward tax reform will be the big topic of the day and Maria's guests will include: Tom Farley, NYSE president; Ken Luce, Whitefish Energy spokesman and Rajeev Misra, SoftBank Investment Advisers director.
Varney & Co., 9 a.m. ET: Football great Joe Theismann takes on the NFL's woes amid ongoing player national anthem protests. Plus, House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady on tax reform's prognosis following Thursday's house approval of a budget.
On Fox News Radio:
The Brian Kilmeade Show, 9 a.m. to Noon ET: Kevin and Sam Sorbo give the inside story on their new film, Let There Be Light.
2004: The Boston Red Sox win their first World Series since 1918, sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4, 3-0.
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