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-TRUMP IN THE DARK? Fallout from former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s resignation continues. Intelligence officials are reportedly withholding information from President Trump due to fears that the intelligence, in the hands of the president, could be compromised. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence denied the report. Watch: Carl Cameron reports on Trump's challenges at 10 AM ET on Fox News Channel.

'HANNITY': Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, says Flynn 'strategically' taken down VIDEO 

O'REILLY FACTOR: Bob Woodward reacts to Flynn's resignation VIDEO


Syria’s embattled President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview that President Trump’s travel ban is “not against the Syrian people,” rather it is meant to prevent terrorists from entering Western countries. A recent Fox News poll shows sharp division along political lines regarding ban.


President Trump has narrowed the field to four after the sudden withdrawal of fast-food executive Andrew Puzder for labor secretary. Democrats said Puzder’s corporate background and minimum-wage stance made him a poor choice.

'SPECIAL REPORT': Krauthammer on Puzder's withdrawal VIDEO


Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, compared ‘patterns’ in the U.S. to the “Arab Spring,” which led to years of political upheaval in countries like Tunisia and Egypt. His comment was made a day after Fox Business reported that he purchased $7-million worth of shares in the company.


Aetna’s CEO Mark Bertolini—who has been warning for months that ObamaCare is on the ropes-- said the health law’s market is nearing failure because healthier people have dropped out while premiums continue to climb.

'YOUR WORLD WITH NEIL CAVUTO' Sen. Rand Paul says his ObamaCare replacement it the conservative model VIDEO


10:45 AM ET: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi holds weekly press conference. Watch live on

11:30 AM ET: House Speaker Paul Ryan holds his weekly briefing. Watch live on

1:30 PM ET: Sean Spicer holds White House press briefing. Watch live on Fox News Channel and