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CBS News Anchor Jeff Glor To Interview French President Emmanuel Macron

Jeff Glor CBS News

CBS Evening News anchor Jeff Glor has landed an interview with French President Emmanuel Macron for Monday's broadcast, expected to be Macron’s only American network television interview ahead of the One Planet Summit on Tuesday. The interview will be broadcast on the Evening News Monday, 6:30 p.m. ET. The interview, originating from Paris, will also be featured Monday across CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 streaming news service, and on CBS This Morning will broadcast… Read


WaPo Stands By Reporter President Donald Trump Wants Fired – Update

UPDATE, Sunday 9:06 am The Washington Post will not fire reporter Dave Weigel for the crowd-size photo he tweeted, despite the some Oval Office huffing and puffing. A WaPo press statement released last night reads: "Dave Weigel relied on an inaccurate image in tweeting about President Trump's rally in Pensacola. When others pointed out the mistake to Weigel, he quickly deleted the tweet. And when he was later addressed by the president on Twitter, he promptly apologized… Read


House Ethics Committee Investigating Two GOP Members; One Resigns

Trent Franks

Updated with additional details:  The GOP congressman from Arizona who announced he would resign at the end of 2017, apologizing discussing his and his wife’s efforts to have more children via a surrogate,  has resigned  immediately after reports he approached female staffers about acting as surrogates. One former staffer also claimed social conservative Rep. Trent Franks  tried to convince a female aide they were in love, having her read an article about how to know… Read


Mika Brzezinski Says Harold Ford Jr. Won’t Appear On MSNBC In Wake Of Harassment Allegation

Morning Joe’s Mika Brzezinski got to announce that yet another contributor’s status has been change in the wake of a sexual harassment allegation.  This time it’s former Tennessee Rep. Harold Ford Jr., who has agreed with the network that he will not appear on its air pending the network’s looking into the situation. Brzezinski announced the development on Friday. Ford was let go from Morgan Stanley this week, after the allegations were brought to its attention. "He has… Read


Seth Meyers To Al Franken On Photo Shoot Waist Flesh Squeezing: “You Can’t Do That To Your Wife!”

Seth Meyers took a Closer Look at Sen. Al Franken’s resignation amid a growing number of sexual harassment allegations and 30+ Dem colleagues demanding his exit. Maybe, when asked if more were coming after the first wave of women claiming he grabbed them during photo-taking or forced a kiss, Franken should not have told a reporter “I certainly hope not,” NBC’s Late Night host advised. “Not an answer that inspires a lot of confidence,” he explained. Franken’s Dem… Read


Trial Date Set For U.S. Government’s Bid To Block AT&T-Time Warner Deal

Splitting the difference between AT&T’s request for a trial date in February and the government’s interest in beginning as late as May, the judge in the closely watched antitrust battle said the trial will begin March 19. During a pre-trial hearing, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon in Washington established middle ground between AT&T’s request for Feb. 20 and the government’s preference of May 7. At issue is AT&T’s proposed $85 billion takeover of Time Warner, a… Read


White House: Dry Throat Caused Donald Trump Word Slurring; Exam Scheduled

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Dry throat caused President Donald Trump to slur his words during Wednesday’s speech announcing he will move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders insisted at Thursday’s press briefing. Sanders was walking off the podium after declaring a wrap on the briefing when she did an about face, returning to podium. I’ll break the rule sand come back,” she said, because “I know there were a lot of questions” about Trump’s… Read


MSNBC Renews Relationship With Contributor After Cutting Ties Over Old Tweet

After breaking up with one of its commentators over an old tweet dripping with cynicism – but also a rape gag – MSNBC has had a change of heart and announced Thursday it has welcomed Sam Seder back with open arms. Days earlier, MSNBC informed political satirist/Majority Report podcaster Seder their relationship was over; this after alt-right Pizzagate promoter Mike Cernovich launched a campaign against Seder over a 2009 tweet in which he mocked those in the film industry… Read


Al Franken Announces Resignation From U.S. Senate, Blasting Donald Trump, Roy Moore On Way Out

UPDATED with more details: “Today I am announcing that, in the coming weeks, I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate,” Al Franken said from the floor of the Senate Thursday morning – one day after more than 30 Dem colleagues suddenly demanded he step down over allegations he had harassed women with unwanted touching and kissing. “I, of all people, am aware there is some irony I am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual… Read


Al Franken: Hollywood Weighs In On Resignation; Tom Arnold Says Franken Accuser Was “Manipulated”

With beleaguered Sen. Al Franken answering the will-he-won’t-he question — he did — today at 11:45 am ET, Hollywood seems more divided over the issue than even Franken’s Senate compadres. While a critical mass of fellow Democrats demanded Franken’s resignation, some celebrities and TV pundits aren’t so sure. “Franken bullied out of office,” tweeted playwright Eric Bogosian, adding, “Democrats eat their young.” Billy Baldwin, meanwhile, tweeted a list of harassers from… Read


#DentureDonald Now A Thing After Late-Night TV Tackles Donald Trump Jerusalem Speech

Late-night TV set the stage for Thursday morning’s TV news debate about President Donald Trump’s Jerusalem speech. The hosts mostly fell into the Trump-Wears-Dentures camp, though MSNBC’s Morning Joe, for instance, argued hard that Trump suffers from a mental impairment. #DentureDonald trended on Twitter for a time, at the repeated non-urging of The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah. As disturbing as Trump’s Jerusalem announcement had been, “it was even more disturbing to watch… Read


Seth Meyers Deflates Donald Trump’s “Tough On Crime” Balloon

Seth Meyers popped President Donald Trump’s tough-on-crime balloon in Wednesday’s Late Night Closer Look. The president is now all in on backing an accused sexual predator running for the senate in Alabama, and offers sympathy for Michael Flynn, a former top aide who lied to the FBI, “making clear what Trump means when he says he’s tough on crime,”  Meyers observed. During his campaign, Trump liked to use Richard Nixon’s “law and order" gag.  And he routinely lied about… Read