Fox Business Announces Entrance Criteria for Next GOP Debate

Screen Shot 2015-12-22 at 8.55.45 PMOn January 14th, the Republican National Committee will again sponsor a GOP debate, the first of the 2016 calendar year and the sixth official debate of the primary season. The debate will be held on Fox Business and broadcast live from the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center in North Charleston, South Carolina. According to a statement from Fox, “FBN’s January debates will follow a similar format,” as the last Fox Business debate in November, with a focus “on economic, domestic and international policy issues.” National polling data relating to Iowa and New Hampshire will be taken into strong consideration for the event. Fox notes that, “The primetime debate will feature candidates that place in the top six nationally, and place within the top five in Iowa or New Hampshire, while the remaining candidates will be invited to the early debate.” The Fox Business broadcast will again split Continue reading "Fox Business Announces Entrance Criteria for Next GOP Debate"

Cruz Fires Back at ‘Classy’ WaPo Cartoonist Who Depicted Candidate’s Children

Screen Shot 2015-12-22 at 7.40.44 PMAnn Telnaes, an editorial cartoonist from The Washington Post, created and published a cartoon recently that depicted GOP candidate Ted Cruz and his children (the cartoon was actually a GIF since it’s 2015 — what would Charles Addams say to GIFs, I wonder?). In her write-up for The Washington Post online, Telnaes acknowledges that, “There is an unspoken rule in editorial cartooning that a politician’s children are off-limits.” However Telnaes clarified why her recent artwork was deserving of exemption status from that unspoken rule:
But when a politician uses his children as political props, as Ted Cruz recently did in his Christmas parody video in which his eldest daughter read (with her father’s dramatic flourish) a passage of an edited Christmas classic, then I figure they are fair game.
The video in question stars the Texas Senator alongside his two daughters reading parody Dr. Seuss “classics” Continue reading "Cruz Fires Back at ‘Classy’ WaPo Cartoonist Who Depicted Candidate’s Children"

‘Thank You, We’re Done’: Don Lemon Cuts off Guest After He Rants About Bill Clinton’s Sex Life

Screen Shot 2015-12-22 at 3.52.58 PMCNN’s Don Lemon abruptly ended an interview with conservative commentator Kurt Schlichter after the conversation veered from Donald Trump‘s recent comments about Hillary Clinton‘s bathroom use to a heated back and forth about President Bill Clinton‘s sexual trysts. Discussing Trump’s assertion that it’s “too disgusting” to talk about where Clinton disappeared to during Saturday’s Democratic debate, Schlichter insisted he couldn’t care less about the outrage surrounding Trump’s comment. “Don, it’s gonna take a lot more for me to get upset at a woman who enabled a guy who turned the Oval Office into a frat house and his intern into a humidor,” Schlichter said referring to President Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky. “You know, I just don’t care. I so don’t care. I would need Stephen Hawking to find the theoretical limit of how little I care about Donald Trump’s silly jokes.”

McCain Assails Trump Over Putin ‘Propaganda’: Russian Pres Murdered ‘People I Knew’

John_McCain_-_Guard_Association_of_the_United_States_General_ConferenceSen. John McCain criticized Donald Trump Monday over the Republican frontrunner’s praise of Vladimir Putin, blasting Trump for providing the Russian president with ‘propaganda’ material. Putin offered Trump a glowing endorsement last Thursday, calling the business mogul the “absolute leader of the presidential race.” In response, Trump called Putin’s remarks “a great honor.” Throughout the weekend, Trump continued to heap praise on Putin, even when confronted with reports that the Russian president kills reporters and dissenters in his country. On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Trump asked if anybody has ever “proved [Putin’s] killed reporters?” For McCain, Trump’s admiration of Putin is “incomprehensible.” “The thing that is so concerning about Mr. Trump’s compliments of Vladimir Putin is Vladimir Putin has slaughtered his own, murdered his own people, including people I knew,” McCain said during an interview on Concord News Radio. “He has, his equipment has shot down an airliner Continue reading "McCain Assails Trump Over Putin ‘Propaganda’: Russian Pres Murdered ‘People I Knew’"

Scarborough Rips Rubio Tactic: ‘This is What a Student Government President Does’

It was one week ago when Joe Scarborough critiqued Marco Rubio‘s campaign ads by that he went “full-on nativist” by saying President Obama‘s policies make conservatives feel like outcasts in America: On today’s Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski brought up an email sent from the Rubio campaign that blasted Scarborough as part of the media “elitists” who were terrified that his message is attracting support among the GOP. To this, Scarborough mocked Rubio for being “thin-skinned,” and again criticized him for playing up what he said about “all of us who feel out of touch in our own country.”
“Here’s a guy that sits Continue reading "Scarborough Rips Rubio Tactic: ‘This is What a Student Government President Does’"

To Bleep or Not To Bleep? You’ll Never Guess Which Network Won’t Air the Word ‘Schlonged’

Screen Shot 2015-12-22 at 11.49.17 AMBy now you have likely heard that the newest installment of did-he-actually-say-that moments from the candidacy of Donald Trump is perhaps the funniest one of them all. Speaking to a gathered crowd last night in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the GOP frontrunner spoke about Hillary Clinton and said the following:
“She was going to beat [Obama,] she was favored to win, and she got schlonged. She lost, I mean she lost.”
Video of the must-see-it-to-believe-it moment is here:
Let’s just put this in perspective for a quick moment. The man who by all accounts is closest to becoming the next President of the United States — following in the footsteps of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Thomas Jefferson — cried out that a female competitor got schlonged. The last time I heard the word schlonged was at my Continue reading "To Bleep or Not To Bleep? You’ll Never Guess Which Network Won’t Air the Word ‘Schlonged’"

Donald Trump, Other 2016 Candidates Will Celebrate New Year’s Eve With Fox News

fox news new years eve donald trumpThe Five‘s Eric Bolling and Kimberly Guilfoyle made a big announcement at the end of Monday night’s show. Not only will the pair host the Fox News Channel’s All-American New Year on Thursday, Dec. 31 beginning at 10 p.m. ET, but several special guests will be joining the pair. Chief among them will be Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. “Since it’s 2016, we thought it would be great to hear from some candidates,” said Bolling. “Donald Trump is going to ring in the new year with us, and you’re going to hear from a bunch more of the 2016 contenders. You definitely don’t want to miss this New Year’s Eve party with us.” No word on who the other candidate guests will be, and whether or not they’ll hail from both major political parties. Then again, nobody really cares Continue reading "Donald Trump, Other 2016 Candidates Will Celebrate New Year’s Eve With Fox News"