Sarah Silverman: ‘I’m Very Lucky’ in the Era of Trump That I Don’t Have to Sew a Star on My Clothes


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Sarah Silverman appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher and had some brutal commentary about the Trump presidency. Bill Maher began by congratulating the actress/comedian for receiving her star on the Walk of Fame earlier in the day, but she responded with some rather grim remarks. “You know, in a time, Bill, where anti-Semitic crime is up 57% since this douchebag has taken office, it is not lost on me that I am very lucky that I get a star and I don’t have to sew it on my clothes,” Silverman said, which got quite the reaction from the audience. “Oh, no you didn’t!” Maher joked. “I did!” Silverman responded. “I don’t know if that’s gallows humor or just like ‘it’s funny because it’s true’ humor.” She then spoke about her political show I Love You, America, where she travels the country and occasionally has civil discussions Continue reading "Sarah Silverman: ‘I’m Very Lucky’ in the Era of Trump That I Don’t Have to Sew a Star on My Clothes"

Fox News Reporter: WSJ‘s Story on Trump’s Payoffs to Stormy Daniels/Karen McDougal is a ‘Really Big Deal’


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On Friday night, a Fox News reporter stressed the importance of a bombshell report that came from the Wall Street Journal. The WSJ reported that President Donald Trump is directly implicated in the payoffs of alleged mistresses Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal during the 2016 election and was “involved in or briefed on nearly every step of the agreements. He directed deals in phone calls and meetings with his self-described fixer, Michael Cohen, and others.” Fox News Washington correspondent Kristin Fisher appeared on Fox News @ Night and gave Shannon Bream a recap from the bombshell. “This report from The Wall Street Journal is a really big deal because it raises the possibility that President Trump may have violated federal campaign finance laws,” Fisher said. As part of her report, Fisher showed a clip from Trump’s interview with Fox News back in August, insisting the money came from Continue reading "Fox News Reporter: WSJ‘s Story on Trump’s Payoffs to Stormy Daniels/Karen McDougal is a ‘Really Big Deal’"

CNN’s Nina Turner: Trump Calling April Ryan a ‘Loser,’ Abby Phillip’s Question ‘Stupid’ is Racial Stereotyping


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On Friday night, CNN commentator Nina Turner weighed in on President Donald Trump‘s recent attacks on reporters. CNN anchor Don Lemon began the panel by playing various clips of Trump calling a question about self-declaring nationalism from PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor “racist” at Wednesday’s news conference, him calling White House reporter and CNN commentator April Ryan a “loser,” and slamming CNN’s Abby Phillip for asking a “stupid question” about whether he wanted acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker to “rein in” Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Nina Turner told Lemon there was “a lot to unpack.” “I mean, you know, ‘loser,’ ‘stupid,’ I mean, this president- he has disparaged African-Americans in particular in ways that are deep. And these stereotypes, these words that he uses towards African-Americans, they’re rooted in a type of stereotype in this country that has been hard for African-Americans to could from under because of the Continue reading "CNN’s Nina Turner: Trump Calling April Ryan a ‘Loser,’ Abby Phillip’s Question ‘Stupid’ is Racial Stereotyping"

Bob Woodward: The Media Has Become ‘Lazy’ and ‘Emotionally Unhinged’ During Trump Presidency


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Veteran journalist Bob Woodward expressed some harsh criticisms for the media in the era of President Donald Trump. During the “Overtime” segment on Real Time, the panel was asked how important it is for the press to “ban together” after the White House pulled the credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, Woodward suggests that journalists often “take the bait.” “I think we’re taking the bait in the press. Trump is just throwing it out on the table and saying, you know, ‘you’re the enemy of the people,” Woodward said. “And then we get all steamy and emotionally unhinged about it.” “You’re his foil,” Bill Maher responded. The best-selling author of the Trump tabloid book Fear suggested that various outlets like The New York Times and The Washington Post to collaborate on great stories and “dig” and “make the case for the truth.” “That means lots Continue reading "Bob Woodward: The Media Has Become ‘Lazy’ and ‘Emotionally Unhinged’ During Trump Presidency"

Kimmel: Sarah Huckabee Sanders ‘Should Be Fired’ For Sharing Doctored Video of Jim Acosta


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Jimmy Kimmel blasted Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for sharing what many believe is a doctored video of CNN reporter Jim Acosta. On Wednesday’s press conference, Acosta got into a heated exchange with President Donald Trump and refused to hand the microphone over to the White House intern, who attempted to take it from him, which all led to the White House pulling his press credentials. However, in defense of their decision, Sanders shared a video of the altercation that reportedly originated from the rightwing conspiracy website InfoWars, which speeds up the footage to make it appear that Acosta was manhandling the young intern. “That’s where the Hucka-B.S. machine comes in,” Kimmel told his audience. “Jim Acosta clearly never touched that White House intern. That’s just a lie. And I think this also might be the first time I’ve seen Sarah Sanders take the woman’s side on any subject Continue reading "Kimmel: Sarah Huckabee Sanders ‘Should Be Fired’ For Sharing Doctored Video of Jim Acosta"

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Blames ‘The Greed’ of Gun Manufacturers, NRA For Congress Not Passing Gun Laws


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On Thursday night, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) appeared on The Late Show and placed blame on the NRA for the recent shooting in Thousand Oaks, California. Stephen Colbert began by first addressing the audience about the massacre that left twelve dead, urging to people on both sides of the aisle that “now” is the “time for action.” Gillibrand joined him shortly after, calling the mass shooting “extraordinarily heartbreaking” and “infuriating” since “Congress has literally done nothing” in the aftermath of these events. “And it is because of the greed of the gun manufacturers and the greed of the N.R.A.,” Gillibrand told Colbert. “But I do believe things are changing.” The Democratic senator and likely 2020 candidate explained her optimism by pointing to some of the candidates who ran in this years midterms, citing a woman who won her election after losing her son to gun Continue reading "Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Blames ‘The Greed’ of Gun Manufacturers, NRA For Congress Not Passing Gun Laws"

A.B. Stoddard on Fox News: The White House Pulling Jim Acosta’s Press Pass Was ‘Kremlinesque’


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On Thursday night, Real Clear Politics associate editor A.B. Stoddard slammed the White House for pulling the press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta. Stoddard began by saying that the White House does not “have the grounds” to take Acosta’s press pass away “because he was rude and they don’t like the substance of his questions.” “You can disagree with the way he conducts himself and his behavior, but the idea that the White House put out a doctored video as a reason for Jim Acosta to have his pass revoked… in my view, this is really Kremlin-esq,” Stoddard told Fox News anchor Shannon Bream. “Watch the video. With the audio, he’s saying ‘Excuse me, ma’am.’ He’s not manhandling this person. It is a trumped up, made-up reason to revoke his pass and it’s absolutely wrong and it’s outrageous. The idea that the White House, the officials Continue reading "A.B. Stoddard on Fox News: The White House Pulling Jim Acosta’s Press Pass Was ‘Kremlinesque’"

Seth Meyers Slams ‘Lawless’ Trump, Calls His Firing of Jeff Sessions a ‘Power Grab’


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On Thursday night, Seth Meyers went after President Donald Trump over his firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Meyers accused Trump of showing “vindictiveness” in the forced resignation of Sessions, which he called a “power grab” by the president. He then showed a clip from Wednesday’s wild press conference showing CBS News reporter Major Garrett asking the president about the job security of Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, something he said he’d rather answer “at a little bit different time.” “You could say yes or no, but saying ‘I’d like to answer that later’ is the most suspicious answer you could give,” Meyers reacted. “If you get pulled over and your answer to ‘Have you been drinking?’ is ‘Let me get back to you,’ it’s breathalyzer time.” The Late Night host mocked Trump for punting the firing duties to White House Chief of Staff Continue reading "Seth Meyers Slams ‘Lawless’ Trump, Calls His Firing of Jeff Sessions a ‘Power Grab’"

Jim Acosta is No Martyr, He Deserved To Lose His Press Credentials


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Yesterday was apparently the straw that broke the camel’s back. CNN reporter Jim Acosta had his press credentials pulled after his latest battle with President Donald Trump. Their heated exchange began  when Acosta pressed Trump about calling the migrant caravan an “invasion” leading up to the midterms as well as the controversial ad his campaign released that was yanked by various networks. But as the president wanted to move on to other reporters, Acosta attempted to squeeze in a third question about the Russia investigation and while doing so got into a physical altercation with a female White House intern as he refused to hand over the microphone. It’s extremely difficult for Acosta to portray himself as the victim here. Acosta was given almost a minute and a half of Trump’s undivided attention and instead of asking good questions chose to debate him yet again about policy. That wasn’t good Continue reading "Jim Acosta is No Martyr, He Deserved To Lose His Press Credentials"

Dennis Miller Tells Kimmel Why He’s Conservative: Liberalism is ‘Like a Nude Beach…Sounds Good Until You Get There’


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On Wednesday night, Dennis Miller made his debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live and spoke about his conservative politics, which make him an outlier among comedians in Hollywood. Living in California, Miller joked that he wasn’t offered an “I voted” sticker after casting his ballot on Tuesday but you’re forced to “get ‘I voted’ tattooed above your pubic mound.” Jimmy Kimmel then told Miller how “people get upset” because he’s a conservative comedian, first calling it “weird” then correcting himself by calling it “unusual.” “What did happen to you?” Kimmel asked. “I’m socially liberal as anybody,” Miller responded. “When I watch Trump, he doesn’t rankle me like he rankles people on your side. There are days I think he’s a buffoon. There are days I can’t believe the stuff he says. But today, when I watched that [news conference], I kinda laugh. I watch Pelosi and she Continue reading "Dennis Miller Tells Kimmel Why He’s Conservative: Liberalism is ‘Like a Nude Beach…Sounds Good Until You Get There’"

Acting AG Matt Whitaker Reportedly Has No Intention in Recusing Himself From Russia Probe


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Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker is reportedly not following in the footsteps of his former boss Jeff Sessions regarding on ongoing Russia investigation. The Washington Post reported that according to people close to him, Whitaker has no intention of recusing himself from overseeing the probe being conducted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. They also believe Whitaker would not approve any subpoena made towards President Donald Trump related to the investigation. Whitaker was formerly Sessions’ chief of staff, but critics have questioned his previous comments about the Mueller probe and suggestions he’s made about draining Mueller’s funding. For more than a year-and-a-half, Sessions was subjected to criticisms and personal attacks from the president after he recused himself from the investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia. Sessions offered his resignation letter the day after the 2018 midterms at the president’s request. It is unclear who Trump will ultimately replace Sessions Continue reading "Acting AG Matt Whitaker Reportedly Has No Intention in Recusing Himself From Russia Probe"

CBS News’ Major Garrett Expresses Solidarity With Jim Acosta: WH Reporters Must ‘Lock Arms’


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CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett appeared on The Late Show and weighed in on the fiery press conference President Donald Trump had earlier in the day. Garrett told Stephen Colbert that it was the most “bombastic” news conference he had ever attended in his entire career, noting how there were “three or four throw downs” in the first two or three rows. “Peter Alexander stood up for Jim Acosta. Is that the appropriate thing to do?” Colbert asked. “Should reporters do the for each other or is it every man for himself?” “Historically, it’s  all one man, one woman for him, herself. You do your thing, I’ll do my thing, I’m going to try to be as competitive as I can, get my question, get my answer, and that’s it,” Garrett responded. “Now, because there is a collective sense the president is not play Continue reading "CBS News’ Major Garrett Expresses Solidarity With Jim Acosta: WH Reporters Must ‘Lock Arms’"

NBC’s Chuck Todd Admits The Media Always Gets ‘Ginned Up’ By Trump


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On Wednesday night, NBC’s Chuck Todd stopped by The Tonight Show and spoke about the turbulent news cycle under President Donald Trump. After discussing his excitement for the midterms and how he survived the elections by running on “coffee and gummies,” Todd lamented to Jimmy Fallon that he had to “change the lead” to his show due to the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “The president is a fire hose,” Todd said. “The guy just constantly- the one thing about him-” “He knows what he’s doing,” Fallon responded. The Meet The Press host’s facial expression and sigh signaled he didn’t exactly agree with Fallon, but the comedian doubled down. “He was in show business,” Fallon continued.  “He knows what he’s doing.” “Yes. In that sense, yes. It is show business” Todd agreed. “What I would say it is, it’s WWE. He’s Rowdy Roddy Piper and I’m Mean Gene Continue reading "NBC’s Chuck Todd Admits The Media Always Gets ‘Ginned Up’ By Trump"

Colbert Rips Trump For Battle With Jim Acosta: ‘What a D*ck’


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On Wednesday night, Stephen Colbert blasted President Donald Trump over his fiery news conference he held earlier in the day. Trump had a heated exchange with CNN reporter Jim Acosta, or as Colbert referred to him as, one of the president’s “favorite chew toys,” over the migrant caravan. “Honestly I think you should let me run the country, you run CNN,” Trump told Acosta. “And if you did it well, your ratings would be much higher.” Well, Colbert had three little words for the president. “What a d*ck,” Colbert reacted. The Late Show host mocked the female White House aide who attempted to take the microphone from Acosta. “Did you see that woman try to grab Jim Acosta’s mic? She tried to snatch it right out of his hand. She looked like the wedding DJ who just realized the best man is loaded,” Colbert continued. “‘Okay, Tony. Okay, Tony, Continue reading "Colbert Rips Trump For Battle With Jim Acosta: ‘What a D*ck’"

Mob Gathers Outside Tucker Carlson’s Home: ‘We Know Where You Sleep at Night!’


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On Wednesday night, a group of leftwing protestors gathered outside of Tucker Carlson‘s home. The group “Smash Racism DC” shared video of protestors ringing the doorbell and getting no response (Carlson likely wasn’t home due to the taping of his show). and one of them used a megaphone to shame the Fox News host and ordered him to “leave town.” “We know where you sleep at night,” the protestor warned Carlson. Out of respect and safety of Tucker Carlson, Mediaite has chosen not to publish the footage from the protest. Twitter has taken down Smash Racism DC’s thread which also published Carlson’s home address. This group was also behind the ambush Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and his wife at a Washington D.C. restaurant. Many in conservative media have condemned the latest mob activity.

Laura Ingraham: Chris Christie Should Replace Jeff Sessions as AG


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On Wednesday night, Laura Ingraham made the case that former New Jersey governor Chris Christie to take over the Justice Department amid Attorney General Jeff Sessions‘ forced resignation. Ingraham began by listing all the reasons why she thought Christie would be a great fit as Attorney General. First was that he has an 18-year relationship with President Donald Trump and they “get along” and know each other. Second, he has already “walked through the media fire” and knows what it’s like to be in the spotlight. She acknowledged how he and Trump have a “similar” temperament and style.  She then praised his “tough as nails” reputation as a career prosecutor at the DOJ and dismissed the various controversies Christie has faced over the years like “Bridgegate” and his infamous closing of New Jersey beaches. She also expressed confidence, especially after the GOP picked up three additional seats in the Continue reading "Laura Ingraham: Chris Christie Should Replace Jeff Sessions as AG"

Meet the Members of Congress Who Won Re-Election Despite Their Criminal Charges


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There was a lot to celebrate about this year’s midterms, but perhaps the biggest victories went to candidates who have been accused of felonies. In the House, Reps. Chris Collins (R-NY) and Duncan Hunter (R-CA), two of President Donald Trump‘s earliest backers during the 2016 election both faced criminal charges earlier this year. Collins, who narrowly beat Democratic candidate Nate McMurry by roughly 1%,  was charged with insider trading after he sold his stock of biotech company Innate Immunotherapeutics before they publicized the failed test results of one of its drugs and was accused of notifying his son Cameron Collins as well. Meanwhile, Duncan Hunter, who had a substantial 9-point victory over Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar, was accused of violating campaign finance laws and making personal expenditures with his wife using money from his campaign. On the Senate side, we have Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), who beat GOP candidate Bob Continue reading "Meet the Members of Congress Who Won Re-Election Despite Their Criminal Charges"

Meet the Members of Congress Who Won Re-Election Despite Their Criminal Charges


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There was a lot to celebrate about this year’s midterms, but perhaps the biggest victories went to candidates who have been accused of felonies. In the House, Reps. Chris Collins (R-NY) and Duncan Hunter (R-CA), two of President Donald Trump‘s earliest backers during the 2016 election both faced criminal charges earlier this year. Collins, who narrowly beat Democratic candidate Nate McMurry by roughly 1%,  was charged with insider trading after he sold his stock of biotech company Innate Immunotherapeutics before they publicized the failed test results of one of its drugs and was accused of notifying his son Cameron Collins as well. Meanwhile, Duncan Hunter, who had a substantial 9-point victory over Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar, was accused of violating campaign finance laws and making personal expenditures with his wife using money from his campaign. On the Senate side, we have Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), who beat GOP candidate Bob Continue reading "Meet the Members of Congress Who Won Re-Election Despite Their Criminal Charges"

Trevor Noah: The Blue Wave Looked More Like a Smurf ‘Peeing’


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Trevor Noah shared some of his reactions to the ongoing 2018 midterms. Noah began his live show by telling his audience that he was “hella nervous” but now that the votes are in and it’s official… that Idris Elba is People Magazine‘s Sexiest Man Alive. The Daily Show host pivoted to the actual elections, which he said would decide “Is America racist or is it openly racist?” “It was touch and go for a little while today,” Noah said. “The Blue Wave was looking more like a Smurf that was peeing.” He lamented about how stressful the anticipation was leading to the results, but ultimately declared that the Democrats have taken the House of Representatives, causing his audience to roar with cheers. “Wow, you guys are almost as excited as Rachel Maddow,” Noah reacted. “When she heard the news, she just exploded into a pile of Continue reading "Trevor Noah: The Blue Wave Looked More Like a Smurf ‘Peeing’"

Laura Ingraham: ‘I Don’t Know If Ted Cruz Would’ve Won’ If Trump Didn’t Hold a Rally For Him


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Laura Ingraham weighed in on the narrow reelection victory of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) over Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX). The discussion began with GOP strategist Karl Rove saying that O’Rourke “might have had a better shot” in defeating Cruz if he “understood that he was running in a red state” because of the “dissatisfaction” with the Republican incumbent. “Over the course of the campaign, he systematically alienated any shot he had at getting any moderate, independent or any Republican votes who didn’t like Ted Cruz,” Rove told the panel. “This was a race he could have run had he run a different campaign with $70 million in his pocket.” Ingraham, on the other hand, gave credit to President Donald Trump for preserving Cruz’s senate seat. “This is one thing I do know. If the Republicans were not able to take these seats tonight, there would be a cavalcade of Continue reading "Laura Ingraham: ‘I Don’t Know If Ted Cruz Would’ve Won’ If Trump Didn’t Hold a Rally For Him"