Ryan Lizza: Scaramucci Told Me He Knew The Conversation was ‘100% on the Record’

On Friday, the smart morning show eyes were on New Day to get the latest from the extraordinary series of events surrounding CNN contributor and New Yorker writer Ryan Lizza and White House Communications director Anthony Scaramucci. Last night, Lizza published a breathtaking interview with Scaramucci in which the newly installed comms chief blasted his White House rivals, Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon is unusually vulgar terms. During the program’s first hour, Lizza appeared on the show to give the play-by-play to Chris Cuomo. While there was a lot to go over, one of the more interesting moments occurred toward the end of conversation when the issue of “on” vs. “off” the record was brought up. After his interview was published, Scaramucci suggested that he thought the conversation was off-the-record and that he made a “mistake in trusting in a reporter”

Hannity Goes After McCain: We TV Hosts Are Not To Blame For Your Failure in Washington

On Thursday night, Sean Hannity had another fiery monologue about the health care reform battle on Capitol Hill — which appears to have concluded, at least for now, with the Senate striking down the “skinny repeal” of Obamacare 51-49. Hannity, who delivered his remarks prior to the late-night Senate vote, slammed the Republican Party for “begging” the American people to seven long years to give them the opportunity to repeal and replace Obamacare and now “they’re doing their best to squander it.” The Fox News host again ripped the seven Senate Republicans who voted against the repeal bill that they passed back in 2015 that was ultimately vetoed by President Barack Obama: Susan Collins (R-ME), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), John McCain (R-AZ), Rob Portman (R-OH), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Dean Heller (R-NV). He accused them of jeopardizing Republican advantages in Congress in 2018. He then Continue reading "Hannity Goes After McCain: We TV Hosts Are Not To Blame For Your Failure in Washington"

Trevor Noah Defends Jeff Sessions: The Only One Who Can Drive the White House Clown Car

On Thursday night, Trevor Noah sided with Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the ongoing feud with President Donald Trump. “Donald Trump’s anger makes no sense,” he said. “Sessions had to recuse himself from an investigation into the Trump campaign because he was part of the Trump campaign. You can’t investigate yourself. It’s one of those things that’s best done by another person, like surgery or haircuts.” Noah asserted that the reason why Trump is lashing out at Sessions now despite his recusal occurring back in March was because Special Counsel Robert Mueller “has his hand on the thermostat and he is turning it way up.” “Because Jeff Sessions can’t protect Trump from Mueller, Trump now wants to get rid of Sessions,” he said. “The only problem is the tiny man has big friends.” The Daily Show host was referring to Republicans on Capitol Hill who have promised Continue reading "Trevor Noah Defends Jeff Sessions: The Only One Who Can Drive the White House Clown Car"

BREAKING: Senate Votes Down Obamacare ‘Skinny Repeal’ 51-49, McCain Casts Decisive Vote

In a dramatic late-night vote, the Senate struck down the so-called “skinny repeal” of Obamacare by a 51-49 margin. The key vote was cast by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who returned to the Senate this week after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. McCain made a speech on the Senate floor Tuesday in which he called for bipartisanship and denounced the process by which his fellow Republicans were trying to push Obamacare repeal through. Sen. Susan Collins (R-MN) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) broke from their party and voted against the measure, as they did earlier in the week on the motion to proceed — which passed 51-50 (with Vice President Mike Pence‘s tiebreaking vote) and paved the way for the past several days of Senate floor debates. But this time, they were joined by McCain, who left everyone in suspense by telling reporters “Wait for Continue reading "BREAKING: Senate Votes Down Obamacare ‘Skinny Repeal’ 51-49, McCain Casts Decisive Vote"

David Frum on WH Drama: We’ve Never Seen ‘A President Acting on The Part of The First Lady’

On Thursday night, The Atlantic senior editor David Frum made an interesting comparison, aligning President Donald Trump with former First Lady Nancy Reagan. Frum began by slamming Anthony Scaramucci for his reaction to his published interview with The New Yorker, tweeting “I made a mistake in trusting in a reporter. It won’t happen again.” “White House Commutations Directors shouldn’t trust reporters,” Frum told The Last Word host Lawrence O’Donnell. “If they do, that’s not an excuse. That actually makes the problem worse.” He then invoked the contentious firing of Don Regan, who served as Chief of Staff under President Ronald Reagan. “First Lady Nancy Reagan thought that Don Regan was disserving President [Ronald] Reagan in a number of ways,” Frum said. “And she then conducted a campaign in the press that ultimately led…to his resignation. The reason she did that was because the president Continue reading "David Frum on WH Drama: We’ve Never Seen ‘A President Acting on The Part of The First Lady’"

Kimberly Guilfoyle Reportedly Told Trump That Priebus Was ‘A Problem’ and ‘A Leaker’

Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle appears to have echoed Anthony Scaramucci‘s sentiments on Reince Priebus to President Donald Trump during a Wednesday night dinner at the White House, only without the profanity. The Five co-host was invited, along with her colleague Sean Hannity and former Fox News Executive Bill Shine, to the White House Wednesday night to dine with the president. And a report from The New York Times alleges that Guilfoyle told Trump that his Chief of Staff was ‘a problem’ and ‘a leaker’ during that dinner. According to an anonymous source who was briefed on their conversation, Guilfoyle also told the president that Priebus was “someone who was not serving his agenda.” On Thursday night, Guilfoyle confirmed to her co-hosts on The Five that she did have dinner with the president. And while she refrained from going into detail about her conversations with Trump, she Continue reading "Kimberly Guilfoyle Reportedly Told Trump That Priebus Was ‘A Problem’ and ‘A Leaker’"

Jeffrey Lord Slams GOP Over Health Care: ‘I’m Embarrassed for These People’

Speaking with Anderson Cooper on Thursday night, CNN contributor Jeffrey Lord slammed Republicans in Congress for what he deems to be their pathetic attempt and failure to accomplish what they’ve been promising the American people they would do for years – repeal and replace ObamaCare. While awaiting the health care “vote-a-roaa,” Lord voicedhis extreme disappointment with GOP leadership regarding health care. “I’m embarrassed for these people,” he said. “This has been an absolutely abysmal performance here.” Lord noted just how long the GOP has been promising to repeal ObamaCare if the voters only gave them the chance. And now, despite having both chambers of Congress and the Presidency under their control, the GOP still hasn’t gotten a deal done. “Seven years of saying they are gonna do this,” Lord said. “‘Just give us the House.’ They got the House. ‘Just give us the Senate.’ They got the Senate. Continue reading "Jeffrey Lord Slams GOP Over Health Care: ‘I’m Embarrassed for These People’"