Fox Host Kennedy: Shift in Kirsten Gillibrand’s Views is ‘Almost a Form of Mental Illness’


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As Fox News show Outnumbered took on the pitfalls facing the Democrats running for election in 2020 Monday, host Kennedy railed against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) for changing her views on certain issues, comparing the shift to a mental illness. Gillibrand’s erstwhile views on issues like immigration and gun control have come under scrutiny since she announced her intention to run for president last week. The New York senator has distanced herself from such views — like her opposition to granting amnesty to undocumented immigrants — over the years, and did so explicitly on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday. Kennedy was taken aback by the shift. “That’s not an evolution, that is almost a form of mental illness,” she said on Outnumbered. “That would be like [Sen.] Bernie Sanders [I-VT] coming out, saying” Kennedy added, before donning her best impression of the Vermont senator: “‘I want a free market Continue reading "Fox Host Kennedy: Shift in Kirsten Gillibrand’s Views is ‘Almost a Form of Mental Illness’"

Fox News Anchor Baffled By Trump’s Claims About Border: ‘It’s Very Difficult’ to Fact Check Him


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A Fox News anchor and reporter reacted to President Donald Trump‘s White House remarks on immigration by questioning some of his claims about the southern border. “It’s very difficult to try and fact check the president’s remarks in real time,” Fox News anchor Arthel Neville said. “A couple of things jumped out at me,” she noted, citing Trump’s claim that migrants are giving their children birth control pills. “Many loving mothers give their young daughters birth control pills for the long journey up to the United States, because they know they may be raped or sexual assaulted,” Trump said in his speech. “There was that, Arthel, and then there was the claim that one out of three women that come across the border, that try and come across the border, are sexual assaulted,” John Decker, Fox News Radio White House correspondent, said. “I haven’t seen that figure coming Continue reading "Fox News Anchor Baffled By Trump’s Claims About Border: ‘It’s Very Difficult’ to Fact Check Him"

BREAKING: Trump Offers Democrats DACA Deal in Exchange For $5.7 Billion in ‘See-Through Steel Barriers’


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President Donald Trump announced his proposed plan for a compromise on immigration from the White House on Saturday, as the government shutdown is poised to enter its fifth week. “I am here today to break the logjam, and provide Congress with a path forward to end the government shutdown and solve the crisis on the southern border,” Trump said, before explaining his plan. The deal would include $5.7 billion in funding for “see-through steel barriers” in certain “high priority locations.” In exchange, he offered “three years for legislative relief” for 700,000 DACA recipients, extending their protection from deportation. Trump also offered a three year extension to the legal status of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders. Democrats have already suggested the proposal is a nonstarter, demanding the government be reopened before any broader negotiations on immigration take place. It’s not clear Trump’s base will be pleased with the deal Continue reading "BREAKING: Trump Offers Democrats DACA Deal in Exchange For $5.7 Billion in ‘See-Through Steel Barriers’"

New Report Reveals Trump’s Proposed Border Wall Compromise With Democrats


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President Donald Trump is set to deliver remarks from the White House on Saturday regarding immigration and the government shutdown, which is set to enter its fifth week on Monday. The only information provided by the White House on his announcement came in the form of a presidential tweet: According to Axios, Trump is going to propose a compromise to Democrats to end the shutdown:
The offer is expected to include Trump’s $5.7 billion demand for wall money in exchange for the BRIDGE Act — which would extend protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) — and also legislation to extend the legal status of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, Continue reading "New Report Reveals Trump’s Proposed Border Wall Compromise With Democrats"

Trump Says Border Wall Has Worked in San Antonio, a City 150 Miles North of the Border That Has No Wall


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Ahead of his planned speech on Saturday to address immigration and the ongoing government shutdown, President Donald Trump made the case for his border wall to reporters outside the White House. “Everybody knows that walls work,” Trump said. “You look at different places they put up a wall, no problem. You look at San Antonio, you look at so many different places. They go from one of the most unsafe cities in the country to one of the safest cities, immediately.” One problem with Trump’s claim: San Antonio, in Texas, is some 150 miles from the border with Mexico. It does not have a border wall. To make matters more interesting, San Antonio’s congressman Continue reading "Trump Says Border Wall Has Worked in San Antonio, a City 150 Miles North of the Border That Has No Wall"

MSNBC Still Had Breaking News Banner For BuzzFeed Report 21 Hours Later


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Cable news went all out on Friday in its coverage of a BuzzFeed News report claiming President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to commit perjury before Congress — a potentially impeachable offense. Fox News was very cautious on the story, it should be noted. CNN was not, granting it wall-to-wall coverage. MSNBC outdid both its cable news rivals, however. The network had a bright red “BREAKING NEWS” banner on the story all the way into Friday evening — more than 21 hours after it released on Thursday night. Behold above, the banner on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, in the 7 p.m. hour Friday night. This could all end up being a very embarrassing ordeal for the media. Around 8 p.m. Friday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s office issued a rare statement disputing the BuzzFeed News report. The story has yet to be fully Continue reading "MSNBC Still Had Breaking News Banner For BuzzFeed Report 21 Hours Later"

Fox News Host Greg Gutfeld: ‘It Doesn’t Matter’ If BuzzFeed Report on Trump is True


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Fox News pundit Greg Gutfeld said “it doesn’t matter” if a report that President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress — a potential felony — is true, because his critics just want “one thing to stick” to the president. BuzzFeed News dropped a bombshell story Thursday night that reported Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress about plans to build a Trump tower in Moscow. Cohen has plead guilty to lying under oath about the deal. If the BuzzFeed News report is true, it would prove that Trump directed Cohen to commit a felony — which could be an impeachable offense. “It doesn’t matter if the story is true or not,” Gutfeld said on The Five. “Because it was originally about collusion and it’s not even about that anymore.” Gutfeld added the current reporting on Trump is an effort “to get one thing Continue reading "Fox News Host Greg Gutfeld: ‘It Doesn’t Matter’ If BuzzFeed Report on Trump is True"

CBS News’ Scott Pelley Deletes Posts Claiming Egypt Wants to Arrest Him Over Sisi Interview


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CBS News correspondent Scott Pelley deleted several social media posts claiming Egypt had issued a warrant for his arrest over his interview with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, after his network said it was not aware of such a threat. Pelley — who interviewed Sisi for 60 Minutes earlier this month — on Thursday deleted a tweet and an Instagram post in which he claimed Egypt was seeking to arrest him over the sit-down. “The post was in error and it has been taken down,” a CBS News spokesman told Mediaite. “I was disappointed last week when Egypt issued a warrant for my arrest. Apparently the president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, didn’t like my questions about his human rights record during our 60 Minutes interview,” Pelley said in the deleted posts, first reported by NBC News. “In my view, it is a sign of weakness when a government cannot abide Continue reading "CBS News’ Scott Pelley Deletes Posts Claiming Egypt Wants to Arrest Him Over Sisi Interview"

Michael Cohen Fingers Trump in Payment to Rig Polls During 2016 Election


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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump‘s ex-lawyer and fixer, responded to a new report on his efforts to rig online polls during the 2016 election by laying blame for the scheme at the feet of his former boss. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that Cohen hired a firm during the 2016 campaign to rig online polls — including some from CNBC and The Drudge Report — in Trump’s favor. CNN reported Cohen’s statement on the story shortly after, in which he confirmed the story. “What I did was at the direction of and for the sole benefit of Donald J. Trump. I truly regret my blind loyalty to a man who doesn’t deserve it,” Cohen told CNN. CNN’s Jim Sciutto pointed out that Cohen was “implicating” Trump in the payment, which the Journal reported was made via a Walmart bag filled with cash. Cohen did deny this detail, Continue reading "Michael Cohen Fingers Trump in Payment to Rig Polls During 2016 Election"

New Gawker is Here And Off to a Roaring Start!


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Gawker is coming back, ladies and gents, and the bloggers are furious. A few years after the infamous website was put out of business by a Peter Thiel-funded and Hulk Hogan-branded lawsuit, the website and its archive were bought by Bustle.com founder Bryan Goldberg, keen to dust it off and get it posting again. There’s one problem, however. All the old Gawker people hate the new Gawker, and they are not shy to blog about it. A post on Splinter News, a refuge for old Gawker writers, took a flamethrower to the new iteration after a number of its staff were announced on Wednesday. “Here Are the Media Chuds Joining Fake Gawker,” snarked Laura Wagner in her Splinter post. First, Goldberg: “a man committed to face-tuned photos of himself, creating shitty media companies powered by exploited labor, and spouting Richard Spencer-like bullshit about immigrant birth rates
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Facebook Deletes Hundreds of Fake News Pages Linked to Russian News Agency Sputnik


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Facebook announced that it has removed hundreds of pages “for engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior” as part of a disinformation campaign being run by employees of Russian news outlet Sputnik. The stunning announcement, made early Thursday, revealed that Facebook has removed 364 pages — boasting 790,000 followers and $135,000 in ad buys between them — that were “part of a network that originated in Russia and operated in the Baltics, Central Asia, the Caucasus, and Central and Eastern European countries.” The disinformation campaign, Facebook revealed, was “linked to employees of Sputnik, a news agency based in Moscow.” The pages, which presented as independent news sources, posted frequently about “topics like anti-NATO sentiment, protest movements, and anti-corruption.” Sputnik was launched by the Kremlin in 2014 as a digital-first news outlet with a global presence — it’s Buzzfeed for Assad truthers! — and has headquarters in cities from Continue reading "Facebook Deletes Hundreds of Fake News Pages Linked to Russian News Agency Sputnik"

The Atlantic Cover Throws Down the Gauntlet: ‘IMPEACH’


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The Atlantic‘s next cover is a stunning one: it calls for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. The cover story, penned by senior editor Yoni Appelbaum, spends more than 7,000 words making the case for impeachment, first explaining: “Starting the process will rein in a president who is undermining American ideals—and bring the debate about his fitness for office into Congress, where it belongs.” The cover of the March issue puts the call for impeachment in stark visual terms (image via Atlantic.com editor Adrienne LaFrance): Trump “has mounted a concerted challenge to the separation of powers, to the rule of law, and to the civil liberties enshrined in our founding documents,” Appelbaum writes in his story. “He has purposefully inflamed America’s divisions. He has set himself against the American idea, the principle that all of us—of every race, gender, and creed—are created equal.” Continue reading "The Atlantic Cover Throws Down the Gauntlet: ‘IMPEACH’"

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says She’s Going to ‘Run Train on the Progressive Agenda’


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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mocked her critics in a Washington Post interview, telling them to “enjoy being exhausted for the next two years while we run train on the progressive agenda.” According to Urban Dictionary — not always a reliable source, but useful in this case — “run train” is colloquially defined as “to gangbang” someone with “several friends.” Ocasio-Cortez’s pledge to gang bang the progressive agenda comes in the transcript of an extensive interview with the Post, in which she was asked about “conservative media” setting her up as “another boogeyman on the left.” “I also think it’s encouraging because this is my sixth day in Congress and they’re out of all their artillery,” she said, referencing the fake photo of her feet in a bathtub that was covered — controversially — by the Daily Caller. “The nude is supposed to be like the bazooka. Continue reading "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says She’s Going to ‘Run Train on the Progressive Agenda’"

Fox & Friends Guest: Blacks ‘Undermine’ Their Belief in God When They Vote For Democrats


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A Fox & Friends guest said on Wednesday that black voters “undermine” their belief in God when they vote for Democrats. The claim came during a segment on a leaked memo revealing Facebook’s rules that employees should not try and change their colleagues’ minds about politics or religion. “We’re keeping it simple with three main guidelines: Don’t insult, bully, or antagonize others. Don’t try to change someone’s politics or religion. Don’t break our rules about harassing speech and expression,” Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer wrote. To Star Parker, head of conservative think tank CURE, this is a “direct attack on Christianity.” It’s also an attack on Republicans, she said on Fox & Friends: “What we know is the more often people go to church, the more conservative they are, and then the more they vote for Republicans, so that’s what this is really about, Republicanism, and Facebook is Continue reading "Fox & Friends Guest: Blacks ‘Undermine’ Their Belief in God When They Vote For Democrats"

Kevin McCarthy Appears to Swipe at Paul Ryan When Asked Why GOP Never Punished Steve King


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House minority leader Kevin McCarthy was asked the million dollar question reporters: why hasn’t Rep. Steve King been punished before for his racist rhetoric? King, an Iowa Republican, has been condemned by party leadership, booted from all committees, and rebuked in a resolution after he asked why terms like “white supremacist” are considered offensive in an interview with the New York Times last week. Here’s the thing: King has a long history of stoking racial animus and supporting white nationalists. In a new story out Wednesday, the Times reported on how the GOP “overlooked Mr. King’s history of racist remarks and divisive conduct” and allowed him to serve nine terms in Congress. When reporters asked McCarthy why King was only being punished now, he replied: “Have I been leader for years?” McCarthy is the new top Republican in the House, having taken over from Paul Ryan — the now Continue reading "Kevin McCarthy Appears to Swipe at Paul Ryan When Asked Why GOP Never Punished Steve King"

BREAKING: Theresa May Brexit Deal Defeated in Historic Drubbing


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Perhaps not since Derby United took a monumental beating in the Premier League 2007-08 season — setting a record for lowest points ever — has the U.K. witnessed such a catastrophic defeat as the vote for Prime Minister Theresa May‘s Brexit deal on Tuesday. May’s withdrawal deal went down in flames — losing by 230 votes after lawmakers voted by 432 to 202 to reject it — prompting Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to table a vote of no confidence in the Conservative prime minister. The proposal was roundly rejected by both supporters and opponents of Brexit. Before the vote, pro-Brexit Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg announced: “I’ll be voting against the withdrawal agreement because I don’t believe it delivers Brexit.” Environment Secretary Michael Gove, meanwhile, urged parliament to join May in voting for her deal. “I think if we don’t vote for the deal tonight, in Continue reading "BREAKING: Theresa May Brexit Deal Defeated in Historic Drubbing"

Ex-Senator Claire McCaskill Joins NBC and MSNBC as Analyst


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Former Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MI) is the latest retired lawmaker to join a cable news network, announcing on Tuesday that she’s signed on with NBC and MSNBC as a contributor. The former two-term senator from Missouri, who lost re-election in the 2018 midterms, posted a photo on Twitter announcing the new gig: “I’m looking forward to bringing my experience from the Senate, hard fought campaigns, and Midwest common sense to the coverage of breaking political events. And, as always, I won’t hold back,” McCaskill said in a statement to The Hill. McCaskill isn’t the only former lawmaker to land at a cable news network. Former Ohio Governor John Kasich just signed on at CNN as a senior political commentator. He’ll join former Rep. Mia Love, a Utah Republican, and Luis Continue reading "Ex-Senator Claire McCaskill Joins NBC and MSNBC as Analyst"

Sen. Menendez Fumes When Confronted By Fox News Over Beach Pic: ‘You Guys Are Neither Fair Nor Balanced’


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Sen. Bob Menendez was not pleased to be confronted by a Fox News anchor over a picture that surfaced of him on a beach in Puerto Rico amidst the government shutdown. A delegation of 30 Democrats spent the weekend in Puerto Rico for a three-day event planned to inform lawmakers about the damage and recovery from 2017’s devastating hurricane. They participated in roundtables, meetings with Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, and “informational sessions on the damage” of the hurricane, per the Washington Post. Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, was also snapped shirtless, in swim trunks, on a Puerto Rico beach. The photo has gone viral, and has been seized on by White House, as President Donald Trump remains in Washington D.C. and the government shutdown — the longest in history — continues. Fox News anchor Rob Schmitt, well-tanned, caught up with Menendez in San Juan to ask about the Continue reading "Sen. Menendez Fumes When Confronted By Fox News Over Beach Pic: ‘You Guys Are Neither Fair Nor Balanced’"

Glenn Greenwald and Tucker Carlson Go on the Attack Against Tulsi Gabbard’s Critics: ‘Democrats Hate Her’


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“I’m not a supporter of Congresswoman Gabbard’s candidacy,” Glenn Greenwald declared at the start of his Fox News interview with Tucker Carlson on whether the Hawaii congresswoman and 2020 candidate is being “unfairly attacked.” “There are some really legitimate and serious concerns that I have that have been raised by the real left, not the Democratic Party liberals,” Greenwald said of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI). He listed them: “her support for the war on terror, her affinity for Hindu nationalism in India, her affection for some really terrible dictators.” Those do seem bad! Praising the “courage” of dictators like Sisi certainly raises a few red flags. But while those are apparently serious concerns for Greenwald, he continued that they are not the reasons why Gabbard is being unfairly smeared by the Democratic apparatus. “What’s really going on,” Greenwald told the Fox News audience, is that “Democrats hate Continue reading "Glenn Greenwald and Tucker Carlson Go on the Attack Against Tulsi Gabbard’s Critics: ‘Democrats Hate Her’"

Trump Warns U.S. ‘Will Devastate Turkey Economically if They Hit Kurds’ in Syria


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President Donald Trump said the United States will “devastate Turkey economically” if the country attacks Kurdish fighters in Syria. In a Sunday evening tweet, the president wrote that he is “Starting the long overdue pullout from Syria while hitting the little remaining ISIS territorial caliphate hard, and from many directions.” “Will devastate Turkey economically if they hit Kurds,” Trump continued. “Likewise, do not want the Kurds to provoke Turkey.” Trump also appeared to propose a 20 mile safe zone on the Turkey-Syria border so as to prevent clashes between the Turkish military and Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. “Stop the ENDLESS WARS!” he added.