Spare Us Faux Neil Cavuto Outrage over Obama Giving Paid Wall Street Speeches

Here’s the deal: Former President Barack Obama is giving a paid speech to a Wall Street investment bank. He’s allegedly making $400,000. We are not here to argue about whether that is smart. We’re here to discuss faux outrage over how many outlets “aren’t” covering it. Above, you’ll see a video. It’s Fox Business’s Neil Cavuto exclaiming that it’s not right that so few papers ran the $400k Wall Street speech story on their front pages yesterday. The issue is, of course, that the topic has been getting a lot of traction. . . probably far more than it deserves. Cavuto’s main point of contention beyond the false idea that no one is talking about it, is that Obama is facing no criticism for hypocrisy because he’s a Democrat. Surely, it’s hard to remember what life was like in the pre-Donald Trump world, Continue reading "Spare Us Faux Neil Cavuto Outrage over Obama Giving Paid Wall Street Speeches"

Shock: NYT’s Thrush Compliments Trump for Having ‘More Democratic’ Pressers Than Obama

Glenn Thrush of the New York Times made a surprising claim about President Donald Trump in relation to his predecessor, Barack Obama, during a Monday appearance on the WAMU/NPR program, 1A.

“I think one of the things that I think [Trump is] doing better than Barack Obama are these press conferences and his outreach to individual reporters — even for organizations, like my own, that he criticizes,” Thrush outlined.

The New York Times correspondent has clashed with the Trump administration since the inauguration, so his statement certainly stands out.

Thrush appeared on the NPR program with two other White House journalists: CNN’s Jim Acosta (who has also sparred with White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Mr. Trump himself) and Ashley Parker of The Washington Post.

In remarks flagged by The Blaze, Thrush outlined that “when Obama had press conferences, he had a single piece of white Continue reading "Shock: NYT’s Thrush Compliments Trump for Having ‘More Democratic’ Pressers Than Obama"

WATCH LIVE: Barack Obama Holds First Public Event of His Post-Presidency

Former president Barack Obama will return to the public spotlight today in a speech he is giving at the University of Chicago. Obama has mostly stayed out of the limelight ever since Donald Trump took office as president, but he will use his Monday appearance to talk with students in his old hometown. Obama reportedly has no plans to talk about Trump, even as his successor approaches the end of his first 100 days in office. The event will focus on helping aspiring leaders find new ways to empower their communities and take part in civic engagement. “This event is part of President Obama’s post-presidency goal to encourage and support the next generation of leaders driven by strengthening communities around the country and the world,” the school states in their program description. The event will begin at 12 P.M. EST: Watch above. [Image via screengrab]

Ex-Obama Aide Says He’s ‘Probably Still the Leader of the Democratic Party’

Alyssa Mastromonaco, who served as deputy chief of staff in the Obama White House, spoke with CNN’s Erin Burnett tonight about––among other things––the state of the Democratic party post-Barack Obama. Burnett said the party is clearly in “turmoil” right now, and she asked if Bernie Sanders is the party leader now. Mastromonaco said, “I think Barack Obama is probably still the leader of the Democratic party, even though he is sort of on a hiatus right now.” She briefly mentioned both Hillary Clinton and Tom Perez, but also expressed hope that the Democrats’ “identity crisis” will be resolved in time for the 2018 midterms. Mastromonaco is not the first person to be asked about who’s leading the Democrats right now. In Continue reading "Ex-Obama Aide Says He’s ‘Probably Still the Leader of the Democratic Party’"

Trump: Paris Terror Attack Will ‘Probably Help’ Marine Le Pen in Election

donald-trump-1 President Trump expanded upon his earlier tweet about how the terror attack in Paris––the attack that resulted in the death of one police officer––would have a “big effect” on the upcoming French presidential election. In an interview with the Associated Press, Trump did not go so far as to endorse Marine Le Pen, but he did say the attack may boost her chances:
President Donald Trump says he believes Thursday’s attack in Paris will “probably help” far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in France’s upcoming election… because she’s the candidate who is “strongest on borders, and she’s the strongest on what’s been going on in France.”
The AP report also notes that the president added “he’s not worried about emboldening terrorists by saying an attack can have an impact on a democratic election.” After Trump won in November, Le Pen told CNN, “Donald Trump Continue reading "Trump: Paris Terror Attack Will ‘Probably Help’ Marine Le Pen in Election"

FLASHBACK: LGBT Activists Flipped Off Reagan’s White House Portrait in 2012

2017-04-20-CNN-TL-Kid_Rock_Palin_Nugent Liberal commentators predictably hammered Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent, and Kid Rock over their trolling photo in front of Hillary Clinton’s White House portrait on Wednesday. The left’s reaction on Twitter to the dinner guests of President Donald Trump varied from a lecturing tone to straight fire-breathing. CNN’s Ana Navarro asserted on Friday that the trio’s pose was “immature, childish, foolish, and to be expected from that crowd.” The pundit Continue reading "FLASHBACK: LGBT Activists Flipped Off Reagan’s White House Portrait in 2012"

Fox News Contributor, Kevin Jackson: Black Shooter Killing White Men is ‘Legacy of Obama’

During an appearance this morning on Fox & Friends, Fox News contributor and conservative talk radio host Kevin Jackson used the recent racially motivated shooting in Fresno to take aim at former President Barack Obama and liberals in general. Speaking to co-host Steve Doocy, Jackson was asked about the Fresno police stating that the shooting was motivated simply by race and wasn’t a terrorist incident, despite the shooter yelling “Allahu akbar” during the killings. (Kori Ali Muhammad, a 39-year-old black man, shot and killed three white men during the Tuesday rampage.) “It’s a typical sort of narrative of the left to say pick one,” Jackson noted. “They’re saying pick one. You can’t have terror and you can’t have race at the same time.” ‘The Black Sphere’ host went on to state that this is a “trick” by liberals to force the public to pick Continue reading "Fox News Contributor, Kevin Jackson: Black Shooter Killing White Men is ‘Legacy of Obama’"