Would Caitlyn Jenner Run For Office? The Answer May Surprise You…

Very soon, you may hear your favorite news reporters referring to Caitlyn Jenner as “the junior Senator from California.” Well, maybe not. She has yet to decide if she really will run for office — let alone what office it might be — but in conversation with Don Lemon on CNN Tonight last night, she seemed pretty interested. Here’s what the Olympian and reality star had to say when asked about a future role within our nation’s government during the same interview in which she reported she has yet to regret voting for Donald Trump:
At first, I thought I would never run for office. Why? Because I got way too many secrets and, you know, because I’ve talked to Republican groups before and they all go after your speech and this and that.  My God, you should run for office.  And I have to look — Continue reading "Would Caitlyn Jenner Run For Office? The Answer May Surprise You…"

The View Knows How Trump Can Pay for the Wall: Cover It With Sponsored Ads for Breitbart!

Even though Donald Trump has insisted Mexico will pay for an American border wall, he still hasn’t said how. As Trump’s administration hovers around its 100-day mark, no one really knows how the wall will get built or if it will at all. Ted Cruz suggested using El Chapo‘s money for construction, but is that the answer? Seriously, what is the answer? The ladies of The View weighed in today, providing a suggested solution that is as reasonable as any at this point. They suggested that the wall be covered in advertisements, kind of like a NASCAR jumpsuit. Breitbart had ad space, as did a generic bail bond company and, of course, Trump Steaks. Sunny Hostin got serious after that, saying that Cruz’s idea wasn’t half bad. Jedediah Bila was impressed not by Cruz, but by the fact that someone close to Trump obviously had gotten through Continue reading "The View Knows How Trump Can Pay for the Wall: Cover It With Sponsored Ads for Breitbart!"

From Peabody to Webby, CNN Cleaned Up Awards This Week Like No Other Cable Outlet

After winning both a Peabody and a Webby award, CNN is having a big week. The Webby was given to CNN’s Election Night coverage in the category of “Social Event.” The Peabody was given to them for all three of the pieces of coverage they submitted“ISIS in Iraq and Syria,” “Undercover in Syria,” and, “Battle for Mosul.” Those three works were combined into one award.  What’s notable here is that CNN is a cable news channel. CBS’s Evening News won a Peabody, too, which is laudable, but CNN’s big wins fly in the face of the idea that real journalism is reserved for the network channels (and foreign outfits) while cable news has been reduced to simply churning out “infotainment” on 24 hours a day. But CNN is getting recognition for operating across multiple platforms to bring stories to consumers and meet them wherever they’re at. Continue reading "From Peabody to Webby, CNN Cleaned Up Awards This Week Like No Other Cable Outlet"

‘What the Hell?’: Whoopi Goldberg Slams Trump Comparing Ratings to 9/11

The ladies of The View were in shock that Donald Trump bragged about getting Face the Nation its highest ratings since 9/11. They weren’t alone, of course. The news that Trump had used an AP interview to make that statement hit the Internet with serious force yesterday. Whoopi Goldberg, though, was still more than willing to keep the conversation going today on ABC’s afternoon show. “[The] misinformation keeps spewing, so in an Associated Press interview — where he couldn’t resist slamming the ‘fake media’ and he bragged that his appearance on Face the Nation gave them the best ratings since the World Trade Center fell on 9/11 — you know what man? That’s sacrosanct. You don’t use Continue reading "‘What the Hell?’: Whoopi Goldberg Slams Trump Comparing Ratings to 9/11"

‘A Lot of Smoke Here’: Democratic Rep. Sounds the Alarm on Michael Flynn

House Oversight Committee Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi called for “an independent, 9/11 style commission” into ties between members of President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia on CNN, Tuesday. Following a classified meeting with the committee, Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) announced to reporters that Trump’s former National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn did not properly disclose payments from Russia. The committee reviewed documents pertaining to Flynn’s application for security clearance, in which he did not disclose a $45,000 payment for a speech gave to television network RT during a trip to Russia. After Cummings described their findings as “extremely troubling”, Chaffetz told reporters he saw “no data to support the notion that Gen. Flynn complied with the law.” Krishnamoorthi told Kirsten Powers that while he was satisfied with the progress being made by the committee, “it’s extremely disturbing what we saw this morning,” Continue reading "‘A Lot of Smoke Here’: Democratic Rep. Sounds the Alarm on Michael Flynn"

Ivanka Trump Sparks Groans and Hissing at Women’s Conference in Germany

People have mixed feelings about Ivanka Trump and some attendees of a German women’s conference made their’s known today. The First Daughter, who regularly sits in on classified meetings and now has some sort of staff position within the White House, participated in a panel and soon enough, called her father a “tremendous champion of supporting families.” Following that, the audience groaned and hissed. Though she met with a negative reaction, this wasn’t her first time trying to defend Donald Trump‘s feminism and record with women. Per The Hill, the fashion designer — whose clothes have been a source of controversy throughout her father’s presidency — is in Germany to have dinner with Angela Merkel and do some panels. Watch above. [image: screengrab] Lindsey: Twitter. Facebook.

Jake Tapper: Why Is Trump ‘Still Tweeting’ About the Election, Popular Vote?

CNN’s Jake Tapper this afternoon brought up just how striking it is that President Trump is still talking about the 2016 election. Two new polls released yesterday showed a mixed bag for the president. On the one hand, Democrats are viewed as more out of touch and it appears that––for the time being––there’s no serious buyer’s remorse amongst the people who voted for Trump. On the other hand, his personal approval ratings are pretty bad. Trump tweeted in response to one of the polls that it shows he would “still” beat Hillary Clinton in the popular vote. Tapper said today Trump did not win the popular vote in the first place, and added this:
“I’m a little surprised he’s still tweeting about this stuff. It still really gets to him––his approval ratings and what happened with the popular vote in 2016.”
The Atlantic contributing editor Michelle Cottle said that Continue reading "Jake Tapper: Why Is Trump ‘Still Tweeting’ About the Election, Popular Vote?"