April Ryan, White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, has been named a CNN political analyst, per Politico. She's long been an institution in the press corps, but her exchanges with Trump and Spicer have repeatedly made national news.

During a February press conference, Ryan asked Trump how he would tackle urban issues, as well as whether he was planning on meeting with the Congressional Black Congress. Trump told Ryan he'd be happy to meet with them, then asked: "Are they friends of yours?" His answer quickly went viral.

Another famous Ryan moment was during a daily press briefing with Spicer, when the press secretary told Ryan to "stop shaking her head" at him. Following the briefing Ryan tweeted, "Lawd!" in response. The tweet got nearly 6,500 retweets, and was liked nearly 28,000 times.

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U.S. policy shift will allow taxpayer funding for projects in West Bank settlements

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The U.S. and Israel will announce tomorrow that they are expanding three agreements on scientific cooperation to include Israeli settlements in the West Bank, Israeli and U.S. officials tell me.

Why it matters: This is a substantial policy shift for the U.S., which did not previously allow its taxpayers' money to be spent in the Israeli settlements.

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McConnell: Confirming Amy Coney Barrett will help GOP retain Senate

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) expressed no regrets about Judge Amy Coney Barrett's controversial confirmation, telling Politico in an interview that he believes the decision to place her on the Supreme Court just a week before the election will help Republicans retain the Senate.

Why it matters: With a week to go until Election Day, many Republicans are concerned that President Trump's unpopularity could cost them the Senate. McConnell has long viewed the transformation of the federal judiciary through the confirmation of young conservative judges as his defining legacy.