One day after the highly unusual briefing in which all 100 Senators ventured to the White House for an update on North Korea, President Donald Trump is making his most dire public comments to date on the standoff. Speaking with Reuters to mark the conclusion of his first 100 days in office, Trump painted a bleak picture of the escalating situation. “There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely,” Trump said. He added, “We’d love to solve things diplomatically but it’s very difficult.” The comments come a day after the Senate briefing which was mocked by a number of democratic Senators; including Tammy Duckworth of Illinois. “I seriously felt like I could have gotten all that information by reading a newspaper,” Duckworth said on CNN Wednesday. “I did not see any new information coming out of that briefing Continue reading "Trump Tells Reuters There’s a Chance of a ‘Major, Major Conflict With North Korea’"
Wednesday, we posted about Neil Cavuto of Fox Business wondering where the criticism was for Former President Barack Obama following word that he is slated to give a lucrative speech to a Wall Street audience. The 44th President is scheduled to appear at a conference run by Cantor Fitzgerald — a Wall Street investment bank — for which he will receive $400,000. Cavuto wanted to know why Obama wasn’t being called out for taking the gig. Well, Cavuto can rest easy, because on Thursday, the Obama criticism he was seeking was delivered. And moreover, it came from one of the most noted progressives in America. Appearing on SiriusXM’s Alter Family Politics, Senator Elizabeth Warren got on the former President’s case for accepting the $400,000 fee to speak for the Wall Street crowd. “I was troubled by that,” Warren said. It goes to a larger theme of Warren’s, who believes money is Continue reading "‘I Was Troubled By That’: Elizabeth Warren Criticizes Obama For $400K Wall Street Speech"
After Milo Yiannapoulos had his speech at UC Berkeley earlier this year disrupted by a violent protest, the former Breitbart editor used some violent rhetoric of his own to back another conservative whose speaking plans at the school were disrupted. In a lengthy post to Facebook, Yiannapoulos, who resigned from Breitbart in February, said he would “bring an army” to ensure that Ann Coulter, whose scheduled Thursday speech was canceled by the school after threats of violence, would eventually be able to speak. “I WILL BRING AN ARMY IF I HAVE TO,” Yiannapoulos wrote. “We will ensure that Ann and others can speak and we will publicly, ritually humiliate UC Berkeley for its failure to meet its legal obligations until conservative speakers no longer fear violent mobs just for exercising their First Amendment rights.” Yiannopoulos’ February 1 address on the Berkeley campus resulted in fires being set Continue reading "Milo Yiannapoulos: ‘I Will Bring an Army’ to Berkeley So Coulter Can Speak"
There are now two Federal agencies looking into possible criminal activity at Fox News, and former staffers are reportedly being brought in for questioning. According to a report by Brian Stelter of CNN, the U.S. Postal Service and the Justice Department have been conducting interviews for weeks, with former Fox News staffers among those being grilled. Stelter points out in his report that mail and wire fraud are crimes investigated by the USPS. This would seem to back up previous reporting by Gabriel Sherman of New York magazine, who previously said that the network was being looked at in relation to those possible crimes. In the CNN report, Stelter quotes a source who told him that the Feds were looking into the various sexual harassment settlements made in cases brought against former Fox News boss Roger Ailes. The Justice Department and the USPS are, per the source, examining, Continue reading "Former Fox News Staffers Reportedly Interviewed By Feds, Possibly in Mail and Wire Fraud Probe"
It’s Draft night, also known as the one night a year for perennial also-rans such as the Cleveland Browns, the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the New York Jets to claim the NFL spotlight. The Browns pick first (shockingly) and also 12th. At No. 1, they’re expected to take the draft’s can’t-miss player — defensive lineman Myles Garrett out of Texas A&M. With their second pick, it’s possible they trade up to take quarterback Mitch Trubisky out of North Carolina. But how high will they have to go up to take him? And who else is in the market for a quarterback? In addition to Trubisky, reigning National Champion DeShaun Watson from Clemson is also in the mix to be taken in the first few picks. Will the Jets be in on the quarterback derby? This also appears to be an unusually strong draft for running backs – a position on which Continue reading "How to Watch NFL Draft First Round Live Stream Online"
Much was made of the unusual briefing conducted at the White House on Wednesday, as the entire Senate was brought to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for an update on North Korea. But for all of the trouble the White House went to in order to gather the Senate on their turf, one notable lawmaker slammed the proceedings as a complete waste of time. Appearing on Anderson Cooper 360, Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) dismissed the briefing as nothing more than a glorified photo-op. “I seriously felt like I could have gotten all that information by reading a newspaper,” Duckworth said. “I did not see any new information coming out of that briefing at all. It felt more like a dog and pony show to me than anything else.” Host Anderson Cooper asked Duckworth if she thought the briefing served primarily as an item for President Donald Trump to add to Continue reading "‘Dog and Pony Show’: Tammy Duckworth Slams Trump’s Senate Briefing on North Korea as Glorified Photo-Op"
Earlier, we posted about Bill O’Reilly stating his opinion that there is currently an “assault on conservative voices.” O’Reilly said he planned to return to the subject after “doing our research.” Twenty-four hours later, the research was apparently done — as O’Reilly tackled the subject in more detail, focusing on the cancellation of Ann Coulter‘s speech on Thursday at UC Berkeley. In a three-minute long portion of his podcast Wednesday, the recently ousted Fox News host railed against “snowflake fascists on college campuses,” as well as one college administrator whose views on the subject O’Reilly considers “dangerous.” O’Reilly quoted Ulrich Baer, a Provost at NYU, who penned a New York Times op-ed supporting students who oppose speakers such as Coulter. Baer wrote:
As a scholar of literature, history and politics, I am especially attuned to the next generation’s demands to revise existing definitions of free speech Continue reading "‘This is So Much Garbage’: O’Reilly Backs Coulter, Blasts ‘Snowflake Fascists’ in Podcast Tirade"