O´Reilly says his ouster was hit job and business decision

Associated Press, by David Bauder Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 20 43 2017 01:43:19 GMT NEW YORK’ Bill O´Reilly said Tuesday that his firing from Fox News Channel in April was a “political hit job” and that his network´s parent company made a business decision to get rid of him. The deposed king of cable television news had a contentious interview with Matt Lauer on NBC´s “Today” show, where he said his conscience was clear about how he dealt with women in the working world. O´Reilly was dismissed by 21st Century Fox following a review prompted by a report in The New York Times that five women had been paid a total of $13 million

Families of Americans Imprisoned in Iran Applaud Trump’s Call for Their Return in UN Speech

Washington Free Beacon, by Susan Crabtree Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 20 50 2017 01:50:09 GMT Families and advocates for Americans imprisoned in Iran applauded President Trump for demanding the release of all U.S. prisoners and others unjustly detained in Tehran during his speech to the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday. Family members of Siamak and Baquer Namazi, a father and son who are being held in Iran´s notorious Evin prison, also urged Trump to take urgent action to try to secure their release. They warned that 81’year’old Baquer Namazi´s life is hanging in the balance after he underwent heart surgery to install a pacemaker just hours before Trump spoke. During Trump´s speech to the United

Manafort calls for probe into wiretap, release of intercepts

Washington Times, by Andrea Noble Posted By: KarenJ1- Wed, 20 52 2017 01:52:22 GMT The Justice Department’s Inspector General should investigate leaks that indicate U.S. authorities wiretapped President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and the transcripts of the intercepts should be publicly released, his spokesman said Tuesday. (Snip) Mr. Manafort’s spokesman, Jason Maloni, said Tuesday that, if true, it’s a felony crime to reveal the existence of a FISA warrant. “The U.S Department of Justice’s Inspector General should immediately conduct an investigation into these leaks and to examine the motivations behind a previous Administration’s effort to surveil a political opponent,” Mr. Maloni said. Citing “three sources familiar with the investigation,” CNN reported that

Video Mash’Up: CNN Hated Trump´s ‘Dark,’ ‘Frightening,’ ‘Incoherent’ ‘Sermon’ to U.N.

Newsbusters, by Curtis Houck Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 20 54 2017 01:54:30 GMT From the moment President Trump’s Tuesday speech to the United Nations General Assembly ended, CNN made clear that they would be providing the liberal, pro’Obama response, lambasting his remarks as contradictory, “dark,” “frightening,” “incoherent” and even weak. Now, if you’re skeptical that this video supercut included only partisan commentators, that sadly did not happen as the same rhetoric was espoused by supposedly neutral analysts, anchors, and reporters. (Video) Former Obama administration official and CNN senior diplomatic and military analyst John Kirby stepped up moments after the speech concluded, whining that “this wasn’t a speech” but instead “a sermon and he

Feinstein: Trump ´Greatly Escalated Danger´ from Iran, North Korea with UN Speech

PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson Posted By: KarenJ1- Wed, 20 03 2017 02:03:57 GMT WASHINGTON ” The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee charged that President Trump´s United Nations speech ripping the “embarrassment” Iran deal could have killed any chance for a peaceful solution with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program. (Snip) In a statement issued quickly after the speech, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D’Calif.) stressed that while “the goals of the United Nations are to foster peace and promote global cooperation, today the president used it as a stage to threaten war.” “He missed an opportunity to present any positive actions the UN could take with respect to North Korea, and he

Appeals Court: Rolling Stone Must Face Defamation Lawsuit Over Rape Story

Hollywood Reporter, by Eriq Gardner Posted By: KarenJ1- Wed, 20 11 2017 02:11:04 GMT In unfortunate timing for Jann Wenner, who just put Rolling Stone up for sale, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals has revived a defamation lawsuit over the magazine´s infamous story about the gang rape of a freshman identified as “Jackie” at a University of Virginia campus fraternity. For that since’retracted article from author Sabrina Erdely, Rolling Stone has faced several lawsuits including one by University of Virginia associate dean Nicole Eramo, which went to trial and was later settled for $1.65 million. Another lawsuit came from members of Phi Kappa Psi, but in June 2016, U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel

Trump using RNC money to pay legal fees in Russia probe

The Hill, by Megan Wilson Posted By: viola- Wed, 20 15 2017 02:15:08 GMT President Trump is reportedly using money from the Republican National Committee (RNC) and his reelection campaign to pay some of the legal costs surrounding the federal probe int…

Clinton criticizes Trump´s ´rocket man´ nickname for North Korean leader

The Hill, by Jesse Byrnes Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 20 17 2017 02:17:30 GMT Hillary Clinton late Tuesday tore into President Trump´s “very dark” and “dangerous” speech at the United Nations General Assembly earlier in the day, arguing he took the wrong tact in condemning North Korea´s nuclear pursuits. “When you face dangerous situations like what is happening in North Korea, to make it clear, your first approach should always be diplomatic,” Clinton said during an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” The former Democratic presidential nominee and secretary of State said she wished Trump had stressed diplomacy in his speech before global leaders at the U.N. headquarters earlier Tuesday in New

´It was very dark and dangerous´: Hillary Clinton slams Trump´s UN speech as she tells Stephen Colbert the president should not have called Kim Jong’un ´Rocket Man´

Daily Mail [UK], by Kaileen Gaul Posted By: KarenJ1- Wed, 20 18 2017 02:18:49 GMT Hillary Clinton blasted President Donald Trump´s United Nation speech, saying the tone was dark and dangerous when it should have been diplomatic. Clinton, 69, is promoting her new book ´What Happened´ and Abedin, 31, has been keeping a lower profile amid her divorce with Anthony Weiner, a sex offender. She spoke about President Donald Trump´s speech at the UN about North Korea: ´I thought it was very dark, dangerous, not the kind of message that the leader of the greatest message int he world should be delivering.´ She said his approach should have been diplomatic: ´What I hoped the president

Thugocracy rising: 19% of college students support violence to silence dissent, study shows

Washington Times, by Douglas Ernst Posted By: JoniTx- Wed, 20 22 2017 02:22:57 GMT Early results from a Brookings Institution study on the First Amendment’s standing among college students foreshadow an ominous future for free speech rights. University of California at Los Angeles professor and Brookings senior fellow John Villasenor released preliminary findings this week on the free exchange of ideas at universities. The scholar said his poll of 1,500 current undergraduate students at U.S. four’year colleges and universities was so “disturbing” that he wanted to “get some of the key results out into the public sphere immediately.” “Freedom of expression is deeply imperiled on U.S. campuses,” the professor said Monday. “In fact, despite protestations