The View Clashes Over Elizabeth Warren’s Native American Ancestry Claim: ‘Pretty Embarrassing For Her’

As Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) faces criticism for releasing a DNA test to end talk about her claims of Native American roots, The View sparred over the matter, with one co-host finding it embarrassing for the politician. During Tuesday’s broadcast of the show, Sunny Hostin was disappointed that Warren, in her view, appeared to have caved to repeated attacks from President Donald Trump. “I hate that she took the DNA test because he taunted her, because he called her Pocahontas,” she said, adding, “I don’t think that you go down into the gutter with Trump.” Abby Huntsman echoed Hostin’s take, stating, “I think of her as a smart woman and not getting into petty politics, and that’s exactly what this is, so I found this to be pretty embarrassing for her. Huntsman I think the majority of this room right here is probably more native American than Elizabeth Continue reading "The View Clashes Over Elizabeth Warren’s Native American Ancestry Claim: ‘Pretty Embarrassing For Her’"

EXCLUSIVE: HLN Axing Most Live Shows, Including Carol Costello and Ashleigh Banfield

HLN is drastically cutting back on its live programming, axing all shows with the exception of Morning Express with Robin Meade and the afternoon program On the Story — the network just announced in company-wide meetings, Mediaite has learned. The changes to CNN’s sister network were announced in meetings at HLN’s three headquarters in New York, Atlanta and Los Angeles at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. A number of HLN’s top live shows are getting chopped, including Across America with Carol Costello, Crime & Justice with Ashleigh Banfield, and Michaela, hosted by Michaela Pereira. Those hosts will be leaving the network, a source told Mediaite. Morning Express, the network’s flagship morning show hosted by Meade, will expand its hours from 6 a.m. to noon (it currently airs from 6 to 10 a.m.), and On the Story will expand to noon-3 p.m., Continue reading "EXCLUSIVE: HLN Axing Most Live Shows, Including Carol Costello and Ashleigh Banfield"

Tucker Carlson Says He’s Being Heckled in Restaurants: Being Told ‘F*** You’ Wrecks Your Meal

The list of places in which Tucker Carlson can dine is apparently dwindling. According to the famed Fox News personality, that’s because people won’t stop heckling him when he goes out in Washington. Carlson lamented his lack of options in Monday’s episode of a National Review podcast, The Jamie Weinstein Show, stating that while he’s not concerned for his safety, being accosted sort of ruins his dinner. “I don’t feel threatened, but having someone scream, ‘F— you!’ at a restaurant, it just wrecks your meal,” he said. “I can’t really go to a lot of restaurants anymore because I get yelled at.” Troubled by the state of political divisions, Carlson added, “I can’t wait for this revolution to end, so I can go back out to dinner.” Aside from the personal difficulties plaguing his leisure time, Carlson also discussed his recent book, Ship of Fools, Continue reading "Tucker Carlson Says He’s Being Heckled in Restaurants: Being Told ‘F*** You’ Wrecks Your Meal"

Lindsey Graham Jokes DNA Test Will Reveal He’s Iranian: ‘That Would Be, Like, Terrible’

A day after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) released a DNA test to tamp down debate over her heritage, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) vowed to take a test of his own, joking that he was concerned about the potential results. “I’ll probably be Iranian. That would be like terrible,” he said during a Fox & Friends appearance Tuesday morning. As the show’s co-hosts laughed along with Graham at the racist remark, Brian Kilmeade jumped in to add, “They’re great people. Just bad leaders.” “Yeah, bad leaders,” Graham replied. “I’m not in the ayatollah branch.” Graham is being welcomed back to the program within the coming weeks to reveal the results of his test, which he claims may indicate he has more Native American background than Warrren. “I’ve been told my grandmother was part Cherokee Indian,” he said. “It may all be just talk, but you’re going to find out Continue reading "Lindsey Graham Jokes DNA Test Will Reveal He’s Iranian: ‘That Would Be, Like, Terrible’"

Lindsay Graham: I Can Never Do Business With Saudi Arabia As Long As MBS is In Charge

Mohammad Bin Salman is the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, and ostensibly the member of the Royal Family with whom the Trump administration enjoys the closest relationship. He is often referred to as MBS in cable news shorthand, and deteriorating diplomatic relations between the United States and the Saudis came up in conversation today when Senator Lindsay Graham visited the “curvy couch” of Fox & Friends. The US-Saudi relationship is currently in question given the apparent assassination of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi operatives at their Istanbul-based consulate, which has been reported as an interrogation gone wrong. (The killing of journalists is typically frowned upon in free and democratic societies.) When Graham was prompted by host Brian Kilmeade to discuss the current situation, Graham let loose. “Nothing happens in Saudia Arabia without MBS knowing about it,” then adding “he’s on a bad track.” He then said “I can never do business Continue reading "Lindsay Graham: I Can Never Do Business With Saudi Arabia As Long As MBS is In Charge"

Maria Bartiromo On U.S.-Saudi Relationship: We Do Business ‘With Other Amoral People Across the World’

Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo made some eye-opening comments about the U.S.-Saudi Arabia relationship Tuesday morning, amid widespread condemnation of the Saudis from many people on both sides of the aisle over the disappearance of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. Speaking with Rep. Peter King (R-NY) — who came down hard on the Saudis as they are reportedly about to admit that Khashoggi died because of a botched interrogation — Bartiromo did not seem willing to throw away the U.S.-Saudi relationship over this episode. “This is the balance that we walk,” Bartiromo said. “Because you said the Saudis — you always thought that they were amoral. We do business and partnerships with other amoral people across the world. Let’s not forget that.” Bartiromo added, “But, at the same time, this was real disappointing because this was our last hope of any stability in the Middle Continue reading "Maria Bartiromo On U.S.-Saudi Relationship: We Do Business ‘With Other Amoral People Across the World’"

Marco Rubio: It’s Worth Blowing Up Relationship With Saudi Arabia Over Human Rights

Sen. Marco Rubio spoke out against Saudi Arabia’s alleged killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi on CNN Tuesday and held that human rights are more important than U.S. relations with the Gulf nation. Trump has framed his reluctance to strongly condemn Saudi Arabia around his fears of jeopardizing arms deals with the country, totaling at least $9 billion since 2013. CNN’s Alisyn Camerota noted Trump’s concerns about the arms deals and added that Rubio himself sees Saudi Arabia as a valuable hedge against Iran’s influence in the Middle East. “Is one journalist’s gruesome murder enough to blow all of that up?” she asked. “Well, I can tell you that human rights is worth blowing that up,” Rubio replied. “And luring someone into a consulate where they’re murdered, dismembered and disposed of is a big deal. By the way, this happens to be a green card holder of Continue reading "Marco Rubio: It’s Worth Blowing Up Relationship With Saudi Arabia Over Human Rights"