Eric Holder received a vote of confidence from Sen. Chuck Schumer on Sunday morning.
"There've been all kinds of accusations, but I haven't seen anything that would prevent him from continuing to do his job," said Schumer, in an appearance on "Meet the Press."
During an impromptu update on his work in Washington on Sunday afternoon, Sen. Chuck Schumer recounted a recent conversation he had with Fox News chairman Roger Ailes about immigration reform.
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We've made several attempts to ask whether Morris would be kept as a columnist at the Post, and they haven't responded.(1)
Sunday shows: Harry Reid calls Wayne LaPierre 'extremely pleasant,' while a Fox host calls him 'ridiculous'
On Sunday morning, Wayne LaPierre came in for better treatment from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid than he did from Fox News' Chris Wallace.
"He's always been extremely pleasant to me," said Reid, who received some similarly kind words from LaPierre during his tough 2010 re-election campaign. "We have a good relationship. So I am not here to demean the organization."
On an average night in primetime, CNN usually draws considerably fewer viewers than Fox News (long the perennial ratings champ) and its other competitor, MSNBC. The persistent low ratings have become a major hurdle for the network. But major news events—hurricanes, earthquakes, elections, etc.—are when CNN get its mojo back on the small screen.
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Lights have gone out in Manhattan and Brooklyn and streets are covered by water, just part of the damage from Hurricane Sandy that will cost the city and state many millions of dollars to begin to fix.
And that, even as the total number of viewers across all broadcast and cable networks was lower for this debate than for the two previous ones, with a total of 53.9 million viewers.(2)
City Councilman Charles Barron, a former Black Panther, defended President Obama against charges that a 2007 speech, which was re-aired by Fox News tonight, was racially divisive.
"I don't think it's race baiting to say the people of New Orleans were not helped after Katrina," Barron said when reached on his cell phone Tuesday night.
The speech to Hampton University in June of 2007 wasn't exactly a secret, since Obama was a presidential candidate at the time, and the event was covered by Fox News and other outlets. But a full 40-minute video of the event was recycled today in a primetime apperance by Daily Caller editor Tucker Carlson on Sean Hannity's show on Fox News, after its appearance had been teased on conservative clearinghouse the Drudge Report. Hannity led with a clip of the president acknowledging his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and described the video as a "bombshell."
Barron called the video's release, and its characterization, "a desperate attempt to save a dying Mitt Romney campaign."(4)
With just two weeks remaining until the primary election in his heavily-Democratic Harlem district, Charlie Rangel sat for an extended television interview last night, on Fox News.
Among the litany of fashion designers, attorneys, and activists who appear on Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's list of first quarter-donors is Wendi Murdoch, who contributed $2,500 dollars toward Gillibrand's re-election on Feb. 29.
Murdoch is the wife of Rupert Murdoch, whose media empire includes Fox News and the New York Post, which regularly savages Gillibrand, and promotes the idea of her electoral "vulnerability" in its reporting, opinion pieces and editorials.
A new Associated Press report says that the New York Police Department kept records on businesses owned by certain people "specifically because they were Muslim," sparking another round of debates about the practice.
Reacting to the report, one supporter of the NYPD may have inadvertently proposed something critics of the surveillance program would gladly get behind.
The Times editorial page editor doesn't agree with the idea that his newspaper is the left's counterweight to Fox News.
"I think it's absolute pernicious nonsense," opinion page editor Andrew Rosenthal told Stephen Dubner during a recent interview. "Fox News presents the news in a way that is deliberately to promote political causes and the New York Times simply does not."
Jon Stewart rips apart Fox News contributor Liz Trotta on rape in the military; plus, more News Corp. hacking news, sympathy for David Brock
"It's simple math," Stewart said. "If you wanna mix the sexes, you can't complain about the 64-percent uptick in violent sexual assault that will occur! You know the old saying: You can't make a co-ed omlet without raping a few eggs."