Beto O’Rourke Defends Ted Cruz After Protesters Confront Him at Restaurant

Beto O’Rourke, Sen Ted Cruz‘s (R-TX) Democratic challenger, came to his opponent’s defense after protesters confronted him and his wife Heidi at a restaurant last night. With the upcoming hearing with Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford set for this week, Cruz was confronted last night by protesters chanting “We believe survivors!” He and his wife ended up leaving the restaurant. This morning, O’Rourke tweeted in defense of Cruz, saying, “Not right that Senator Cruz and his wife Heidi were surrounded and forced to leave a restaurant last night because of protesters. The Cruz family should be treated with respect.” [image via screengrab]

BREAKING: Bill Cosby Sentenced to Three to 10 Years in Prison

Bill Cosby , according to multiple reports, has been sentenced to three to 10 years in prison after being found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault last April. That makes the famed sitcom actor the first to be sent behind bars in the fallout of the #MeToo era as women step forward revealing years’ worth of abuse at the hands of powerful males, in part spotlighting those within media and entertainment. Cosby’s convictions stem from the assault of Andrea Constand, a former Temple University basketball coach whom he is said to have drugged and molested in 2004 inside his Philadelphia home. Constand is one of 60 women who have accused 81-year-old Cosby of similar acts including rape, grouping and slipping drugs into their drinks, revealing an apparently lengthy pattern of offenses within the history of the man once billed as “America’s Dad.” The sentencing was Continue reading "BREAKING: Bill Cosby Sentenced to Three to 10 Years in Prison"

BREAKING: GOP Senators Reportedly Told To Expect a Kavanaugh Confirmation Vote This Weekend

At a lunch on Tuesday, Senators were told to expect to be on the floor this weekend for the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation vote, said Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), according to multiple reports. On the Senate floor on Monday, majority leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) warned a vote would be imminent following Thursday’s testimony from Kavanaugh and accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. The process in the Senate is complicated but would begin on Saturday, if reports are correct.

Mediaite is Hiring a Full Time Writer/Editor

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Mediaite Is Looking For Fall Editorial Interns to Join Our Team!

Mediaite is seeking interns for Fall 2018, beginning in October. The ideal candidate is a current college or graduate student looking for hands-on writing and research experience at a news and politics site, gaining crucial experience in the process. Mediaite is one of the leading voices in politics, media, entertainment. In a 24-hour span, we give readers everything from a political gaffe to a big cable news interview to a recap of Westworld and we are regularly featured on all the major cable news networks. As an intern, you’ll be doing some of the vital tasks that go into making a digital news site tick: researching, fact-checking, copy editing, comment moderation and transcribing interviews. You will also get the chance to write stories for our site that millions of people will see, so English, Journalism, or Political Science degrees are especially encouraged to apply. You’ll be collecting bylines and padding a Continue reading "Mediaite Is Looking For Fall Editorial Interns to Join Our Team!"