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CNBC Segment Explodes as Andrew Ross Sorkin Accuses Joe Kernen of Being in the Trump Tank

CNBC Segment Explodes as Andrew Ross Sorkin Accuses Joe Kernen of Being in the Trump Tank

A CNBC debate over the stock market completely exploded early Wednesday, with two Squawk Box hosts throwing down in a vicious debate which saw one accusing the other of being in the tank for President Donald Trump.During an intense discussion punctuating the show’s opening segment, Joe Kernen and Andrew Ross Sorkin battled over the recent stock market rally. Kernen accused Sorkin of being overly pessimistic, and going out of his way to find negative market indicators. Sorkin countered by arguing that “a lot of smart people” are questioning how the market could be so high despite the...

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Ann Coulter Trashes Trump for Attacking Jeff Sessions

Ann Coulter Trashes Trump for Attacking Jeff Sessions

Ann Coulter, you will recall, was a big Trump supporter once upon a time. She literally wrote the book In Trump We Trust.Since then, Coulter has expressed her dissatisfaction () with some of what he has been doing, particularly on immigration — , “We put this lunatic in the White House for one reason.”This time Coulter went on a tear after the president trashed his former attorney general Jeff Sessions.Trump has endorsed Sessions’ GOP opponent in the Alabama Senate race, Tommy Tuberville, and recently tweeted that the people of Alabama should “not trust” Sessions because he let the country...

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Andrew Yang Warns 42% of Lost Jobs Won't Return, US Facing 'Two Times the Great Recession - Permanently'

Andrew Yang Warns 42% of Lost Jobs Won't Return, US Facing 'Two Times the Great Recession - Permanently'

America’s economy is “teetering into a new Great Depression,” former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang warned Thursday. He added the country is facing the prospect that nearly half of jobs lost during the coronavirus pandemic will not return.“We have to face facts that 42 percent of these jobs will not come back,” Yang said in an interview on CNN. “You’re looking at, essentially, long-standing or permanent job loss of 15 million-plus. And for reference, the Great Recession cost us less than 9 million jobs. So you’re looking at something almost two times the Great Recession —...

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Matt Lauer: Why Ronan Farrow Is Indeed Too Good to Be True

Matt Lauer: Why Ronan Farrow Is Indeed Too Good to Be True

OpinionSlaven Vlasic/Getty ImagesEditor’s Note: After Matt Lauer submitted this piece, a response to Ronan Farrow’s book Catch and Kill, Mediaite editors independently fact checked the accounts of the four witnesses/subjects Lauer spoke with and cites in this piece. All confirmed in early February that Lauer’s account of their conversations was accurate.As with all Mediaite opinion pieces, the views expressed in this article are those of the author. A note of context:I had originally intended to release this piece in November of 2019, but personal considerations at that time, and later news...

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Trump Ramps Up Attack on Local Reporter Who Filmed Long Island Protesters Abusing Him: 'They Hate Fake News, and So Do I!'

Trump Ramps Up Attack on Local Reporter Who Filmed Long Island Protesters Abusing Him: 'They Hate Fake News, and So Do I!'

Four days after the video first caught his attention, President Donald Trump is ratcheting up his attacks on a local news reporter who was verbally abused and stalked by anti-lockdown protesters in Long Island.In a Monday morning tweet, the president again shared footage posted by News 12 Long Island’s Kevin Vesey — which showed demonstrators harassing him. And , the president voiced his support for the protesters.“This love of Country went all over,” Trump wrote in admiration of the protesters. “They hate Fake News, and so do I!”This love of Country went all over. They hate Fake News, and...

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Diana Andrade: Jacob Wohl Paid Me to Lie About Dr. Anthony Fauci Sex Assault

Diana Andrade: Jacob Wohl Paid Me to Lie About Dr. Anthony Fauci Sex Assault

A woman who previously accused Dr. Anthony Fauci of sexual assault came forward to claim she was paid to lie about the incident by far-right, Pro-Trump conspiracy theorists Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman.“Hi Nancy, I hope you are having a nice weekend. I feel very bad about lying to you and others about Dr. Fauci. I took it upon myself to call Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman and record them (see attached)… Many thanks and again, I feel very bad about all this. I apologize to you, the other reporters and Dr. Fauci,” Diana Andrade reporter Nancy Rommelmann. Andrade previously spoke to Rommelmann...

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Tucker Carlson: Inconsistencies in Tara Reade's Story

Tucker Carlson: Inconsistencies in Tara Reade's Story

videoFox News’ Tucker Carlson followed up on his Tuesday commentary looking at the evidence in the Tara Reade sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden, saying there are “troubling inconsistencies” in her story.“The truth is as of right now we still have no real idea what happened between Biden and his former staffer Tara Reade. The alleged assault took place more than 25 years ago, there were no other witnesses,” Carlson said. “Her account may be entirely accurate. But as we told you last night, and it baffled some viewers, there are real and troubling inconsistencies both in her story...

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Dr. Fauci: We May Have to Go Without Sports for This Season

Dr. Fauci: We May Have to Go Without Sports for This Season

Dr. Anthony Fauci offered a grim take in a new interview about when major sporting events will be allowed to resume in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.As social functions and the national economy remain frozen due to social distancing lockdowns, The New York Times released a report on Tuesday about how sports leagues are looking at ways to train players and play games “with or without fans in the seats.” Fauci about this and said that even though the rate of confirmed Covid-19 cases has decreased throughout the country, a new outbreak could still occur, so it would be very difficult...

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Apr 29
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CNBC's Jim Cramer Rips Bailout for Carnival Cruise Lines

CNBC's Jim Cramer Rips Bailout for Carnival Cruise Lines

CNBC’s Jim Cramer is irate over the bailout for Carnival Cruise Lines — and questioning whether it is a case of crony capitalism.Appearing on CNBC Monday morning, Cramer reacted to detailing how Carnival — thanks to the Fed launching a massive lending program — was able to raise $6 billion in bond markets at drastically reduced interest rates.“I thought [the information in] that piece was a disgrace,” Cramer said. “But you know what? We’re in an era today where nothing is a disgrace. Everyone knows, but nobody likes to say it. ‘Cause then, suddenly, you’re lamestream.”Cramer went on to...

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Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman Battles Anderson Cooper

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman Battles Anderson Cooper

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman appeared on CNN, Wednesday, for a trainwreck of an interview during which she called for casinos and hotels to be reopened, argued there have been viruses in Vegas “for years,” and engaged in a constant battle with Cooper who described her positions as “ignorant.”As the interview started, host Anderson Cooper asked Goodman, “You assume everyone has the virus is just asymptomatic. You want casinos open, Vegas back in business. Is that a responsible call to make?”“That wasn’t the call that I was really making,” Goodman shot back. “It was to get people back to...

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Bigger Than Fauci vs Trump? The Most Significant Virus Battle May Be Newsom vs. NFL/Disney

Bigger Than Fauci vs Trump? The Most Significant Virus Battle May Be Newsom vs. NFL/Disney

OpinionWhen it comes to if/when/how America will finally return to “normal” after the worst of the coronavirus crisis has passed, there has understandably been a lot of attention paid to the apparent conflicts between President Donald Trump and the leading figure on his task force, the now world-famous Dr. Anthony Fauci. The conventional wisdom is that Fauci is acting like industrial-strength restrictor plates preventing Trump’s battered economic sports car from even reaching the speed limit, and that this will inevitably lead to an ever escalating power struggle between the two of them...

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Chinese Media Claims US Started AIDS, Complains About Discrimination

Chinese Media Claims US Started AIDS, Complains About Discrimination

(KYODO NEWS/Naohiko Hatta/Pool)China’s state-backed China Daily newspaper claimed on Monday that the United States started the AIDS crisis, saying it “spread to the world” after its discovery in the 1980s.Quoting Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Geng Shuang, the paper wrote on Twitter, “AIDS was first discovered in the US in the 1980s and spread to the world, causing great agony for the world, has anyone held the US accountable?” The paper also quoted Shuang pinning the 2009 H1N1 Flu on the United States as well as the 2008 financial crisis.In addition, he cited Kishore Mahbubani, a...

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Lev Parnas: John Solomon Worked Between Him and Firtash

Lev Parnas: John Solomon Worked Between Him and Firtash

Lev Parnas bombshell interview with Rachel Maddow threw off a number of stunning headlines, so much so that portions of the interview may have been initially overlooked. Take for example the rather stunning allegation that Fox News contributor, and former The Hill executive, John Solomon served as a primary liaison between himself and indicted Ukranian oligarch Dimitry Firtash.Solomon has played a critical role in the defensive narrative put forth by pro-Trump media surrogates that have effected a “best defense is a good offense” strategy to support the embattled presidency of President...

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James Carville Hits Media For Not Vetting Bernie Sanders

James Carville Hits Media For Not Vetting Bernie Sanders

Democratic strategist James Carville has made his distaste for Bernie Sanders , and he begrudgingly acknowledged Saturday that the Vermont senator is now firmly in the lead in the 2020 primary.Carville joined MSNBC for Brian Williams’ caucus coverage, where Sanders has taken (Fox News just called the state for the senator). Carville responded that, “We now have a frontrunner” for the Democratic party.Carville criticized the media soon afterwards by attributing Sanders’ lead to him not being “vetted in the press.”There’s a clear, defined front-runner… It’s obvious Senator Sanders is going to...

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Chuck Todd Blasted for Citing 'Brown Shirt' Quote on Bernie Bros

Chuck Todd Blasted for Citing 'Brown Shirt' Quote on Bernie Bros

videoMSNBC’s Chuck Todd was called out by the Sanders campaign and blasted by other online critics for reading a conservative columnist’s quote that analogized the candidate’s “Bernie Bro” supporters to a “digital brown shirt brigade.”On Monday’s Meet the Press Daily, Todd was discussing the state of the 2020 Democratic primary when he a cited column at The Bulwark by Jonathan V. Last entitled  that had as it sub headline: “What if Bernie Sanders’ internet mobs are an asset, and not a liability?” Last argued that there is a moral difference between Sanders and Trump supporters, but that...

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CNN Anchor Confronts Trump Economic Adviser About His Clash With Dr. Fauci on Medicine: 'What Are Your Qualifications?"

CNN Anchor Confronts Trump Economic Adviser About His Clash With Dr. Fauci on Medicine: 'What Are Your Qualifications?"

Following at the White House on Saturday night, a top economic adviser for President Donald Trump is explaining why he challenged Dr. Anthony Fauci — a leading voice on the coronavirus task force — on a matter of science.In a tense confrontation on CNN’s New Day Monday, anchor John Berman grilled economic advisor Peter Navarro on why he’s more suited to dispense medical opinions than Dr. Fauci. Specifically, during what Axios called an “epic Situation Room showdown” on Saturday night, Navarro railed at Fauci over his words of caution about the effectiveness of malaria drug...

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Washington Examiner Editor Toby Harnden Out

Washington Examiner Editor Toby Harnden Out

EXCLUSIVEThe high-level bloodletting at the Washington Examiner continued this week with the dramatic ouster of its managing editor on Monday, days after the conservative magazine fired its breaking news editor for sharing a lewd video.Toby Harnden, a British journalist who joined the Examiner as managing editor in 2018, parted ways with the outlet on Monday morning.Here’s where things get messy: Harnden was out after the aforementioned breaking news editor accused him of misconduct in a lengthy email, obtained by Mediaite, which included recordings of conversations.“Toby is no longer with...

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Mike Bloomberg Campaign: Bernie Sanders is Trump's 'New Bro'

Mike Bloomberg Campaign: Bernie Sanders is Trump's 'New Bro'

Mike Bloomberg’s 2020 presidential campaign accused fellow Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) of being President Donald Trump’s “new bro” on Monday, amidst a feud between the two. In an email with the subject header, “Bernie’s New Bro… Donald Trump,” Bloomberg’s campaign manager Kevin Sheekey wrote, “It’s a shameful turn of events to see Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump deploy the very same attacks and tactics against Mike, but the reason is clear.” “At this point, the primary is Bernie’s to lose, and ours to win. Bernie knows this. Trump knows this. That’s why they are united...

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A Republican ‘Shadow Campaign’ to Potentially Replace Trump in 2020 Is Underway, NYT Reports

A Republican ‘Shadow Campaign’ to Potentially Replace Trump in 2020 Is Underway, NYT Reports

There is a “Republican shadow campaign for 2020” already in the works.That’s the news from today on how people in President Trump‘s own party are operating “as if the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue weren’t involved.”Trump’s already running for reelection––holding campaign rallies and seeking donations––but many in the party have been quietly prepping:But in interviews with more than 75 Republicans at every level of the party, elected officials, donors and strategists expressed widespread uncertainty about whether Mr. Trump would be on the ballot in 2020 and little doubt that...

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‘I’m Shocked at What the CIA Did!’ Oliver Stone Defends Trump, Slams John Brennan

‘I’m Shocked at What the CIA Did!’ Oliver Stone Defends Trump, Slams John Brennan

Tucker Carlson sat down with filmmaker Oliver Stone in a very wide-ranging interview.Promoting his interviews with Vladimir Putin that will air on Showtime, Stone believes “media pressure” has built up an antagonistic relationship between the US and Russia and that “corporate media that represents corporate government point of view” that benefits from making Russia the enemy.When Carlson pressed him about how the American left has been attacking the director for being “Putin’s lapdog” and he thought Stone was part of the American left, he responded by saying “Nothing is what it seems....

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