‘The Choice Is Clear’: Sanders Defends Backing Anti-Abortion Mayoral Candidate After Backlash

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) responded this morning to the criticism he’s received from liberal organizations over his recent campaigning for an anti-abortion mayoral candidate. Last week, the former presidential candidate and the Democratic National Committee have come under fire for backing Nebraska state senator Heath Mello, who is running as a Democrat in Omaha’s mayoral race. NARAL has slammed the DNC and Sanders for getting behind Mello, who sponsored a 2009 bill requiring women in his state to be informed of their right to request a fetal ultrasound prior to getting an abortion. Meanwhile, Daily Kos withdrew its support of the candidate. Face the Nation host John Dickerson asked him about that backlash and the debate within the Democratic Party about cultural versus economic issues. Sanders said, however, there wasn’t “much of a debate about that.” After noting his own pro-choice record and saying there is a need to Continue reading "‘The Choice Is Clear’: Sanders Defends Backing Anti-Abortion Mayoral Candidate After Backlash"

‘I Don’t Know How to Stop That’: Homeland Security Chief on ‘Homegrown Terrorists’

Appearing on CBS’ Face the Nation this morning, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly weighed in on the recent terror attack in Paris, which resulted in the death of a police officer. In doing so, he made perhaps a somewhat shocking admission. Host John Dickerson asked the DHS chief, “Is there anything in the Paris attack that sends any lessons about US policy or policy that should be put in place?” “There are so many aspects of this terrorist thing,” Kelly responded. “Obviously you’ve got the homegrown terrorists. I don’t know how to stop that. I don’t know how to detect that.” He added that you have “other terrorist threats that come across the border.” Dickerson followed up a bit later on Kelly’s acknowledgment of the homegrown terrorism threat in the United States, stating that if it is such a big threat and he doesn’t Continue reading "‘I Don’t Know How to Stop That’: Homeland Security Chief on ‘Homegrown Terrorists’"

‘Roger Ailes Did Sexually Harass Me’: Alisyn Camerota Opens Up About Her Time at Fox News

Following the announcement of Fox News star Bill O’Reilly‘s ouster from the network following numerous allegations of sexual harassment, CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota opened up about her experiences as a Fox News anchor and the network’s culture of harassment. And in doing so, she dropped a pretty major bombshell. Appearing on today’s broadcast of CNN’s Reliable Sources, Camerota told host Brian Stelter that O’Reilly’s departure presented the right time to “have the conversation” about Fox News’ culture, especially while former chief Roger Ailes oversaw the network. Ailes left Fox News last summer amid accusations that he had harassed a number of female employees over the years, including ex-Fox host Gretchen Carlson. “And you said on the air Bill O’Reilly never harassed you,” Stelter stated. “But you didn’t say that about Roger Ailes. Did Roger Ailes ever sexually harass you?” “Yes,” Camerota answered. “Roger Ailes did sexually harass Continue reading "‘Roger Ailes Did Sexually Harass Me’: Alisyn Camerota Opens Up About Her Time at Fox News"

‘Nobody Has a Sense of Humor Anymore’: Sessions Defends Calling Hawaii an ‘Island in the Pacific’

In an interview on today’s broadcast of ABC’s This Week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was asked to react to the heat he’s received in the wake of his comments about Hawaii being just an “island in the Pacific.” Sessions made those remarks when seemingly dismissing a federal judge’s order to block President Donald Trump’s latest travel ban executive order. After highlighting his comments, host George Stephanopoulos asked the AG what his response was to the criticism he’s gotten, pointing out that at least one person has called the remarks “dog whistle politics.” He asked Sessions why he didn’t just call it the state of Hawaii. “Nobody has a sense of humor anymore,” Sessions noted, before going on about the responsibilities the president has in keeping the country safe. Following his Hawaii comments, Sessions explained to MSNBC that he loves the state and that he wasn’t diminishing the Continue reading "‘Nobody Has a Sense of Humor Anymore’: Sessions Defends Calling Hawaii an ‘Island in the Pacific’"

Jeff Sessions on Mexican Border Wall: ‘We’re Going to Get It Paid for, One Way or the Other’

Appearing on this morning’s broadcast of ABC’s This Week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pressed by host George Stephanopoulos over who will be financially responsible for the proposed border wall along the US/Mexican border. With President Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric about getting Mexico to pay for the wall as a backdrop, Stephanopoulos asked Sessions if there is “any evidence” that country is going to pay the United States for its construction. “Well, we’re going to get it paid for one way or the other,” the AG noted. Sessions went on to explain that there is excess money in tax credits going to Mexicans that the US can utilize to help finance the Continue reading "Jeff Sessions on Mexican Border Wall: ‘We’re Going to Get It Paid for, One Way or the Other’"

Bill O’Reilly Once Wrote a Novel About a TV Newsman Who Killed People After Being Fired

Hey, did you know that recently canned Fox News superstar Bill O’Reilly once wrote a novel? And did you know that in that 1998 book, Those Who Trespass, he described a TV journalist who ends up getting fired from his job and goes on a killing spree? Yep, and not only did O’Reilly write a book containing that eerily disturbing narrative, he also dedicated his opus to “the women in his life.” During Thursday night’s broadcast of The Late Show, host Stephen Colbert — who owes much of his career to mocking O’Reilly — gave his audience a taste of what the book had to offer with the following excerpt:
“His career was the source of his feelings of omnipotence and grandiosity. His job gave him daily ego gratification and excitement. It reinforced his opinion that he was a very special human being. He got the attention Continue reading "Bill O’Reilly Once Wrote a Novel About a TV Newsman Who Killed People After Being Fired"

‘The Liberals’ Version of Book Burning’: Maher Goes Off on Berkeley Over Coulter Backlash

During tonight’s broadcast of HBO’s Real Time, host Bill Maher weighed in on the recent flap surrounding Berkeley’s decision to cancel conservative author Ann Coulter’s scheduled April 27th speech. “Berkeley used to be the cradle of free speech,” he stated. “And now it’s just the cradle for f*cking babies!” The comedian lit into not just Berkeley, but other colleges across the nation, for shutting down speakers who don’t say “exactly what liberals want to hear.” Maher added, “I feel like this is the liberals’ version of book burning, and it’s got to stop.” The Real Time host also took issue with Democrats like Howard Dean claiming that hate speech isn’t protected by the First Amendment. “Yes it is,” Maher exclaimed. S.E. Cupp agreed with Maher, saying that Continue reading "‘The Liberals’ Version of Book Burning’: Maher Goes Off on Berkeley Over Coulter Backlash"