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Reporter That Admonished WH's Huckabee: Told Us To Watch CNN Video, Claims Media Have Agenda

8 hours 41 min ago
Brian Karem, the reporter that challenged White House deputy spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders at Tuesday's press briefing appeared on Brian Williams' late night MSNBC program to talk about his confrontation and the Trump White House's relationship with the press. Williams asked the reporter if he was concerned that his press pass might not work Wednesday when he enters the White House. "When you go to scan your pass at the Northwest gate tomorrow do you think it's going to work?" Williams asked. "I hope so," Karem answered. "That's a good question. I guess I'll find out tomorrow." Karem said the whole agenda of reporters is "to get the facts out." He likened his indignation at Tuesday's briefing to getting fed up with his children. Karem also brought up reporters being jailed for asking questions to "provide information to the republic." "It really rankles because I know reporters that have been beaten, reporters have been died. I've been jailed. There have been others that have been jailed longer than I have that have suffered to provide information to the republic," the scribe said. Williams framed his action as a "moment" where a reporter stood up to a "public servant, a government employee" who believes the media is covering a hoax. Williams said he spoke up for the media to an audience that is "highly suspect" of the information they deliver because they think "we're all in the tank." "It seemed to me watching you a big concern to you was this kind of negative affirmation for the audience that already is highly suspect of the information that comes out of the news media, believes we're all in the tank," Williams said. "They believe we're all in cahoots, colluding together, we have a nefarious plan. The nefarious plan. the only agenda is to try and get facts," Karem said. "There's never any accountability," he said of the Trump White House. "Yet they want to flip the script and hold us accountable while not accepting any responsibility themselves." Karem also knocked Huckabee Sanders for "urging" the press to watch the Project Veritas tape of a CNN producer calling the Russia story "mostly bullsh*t" while at the same time criticizing them for the job they do. Transcript: BRIAN WILLIAMS, MSNBC: I have to say watching it live it had a real sense of moment. To your point, this is a public servant, a government employee, saying to the people who are -- many of them predisposed, nothing to see here, this is a hoax these people are covering. That's when you chose to speak up. BRIAN KAREM, SENTINEL NEWSPAPERS: Yeah, I have been in that room for three days a week for the last six months. I respect Sarah [Huckabee Sanders]. I respect Sean Spicer and the job they do. They have to put up with us on any given day. And heaven knows I've been called worse by people who love me than what she said today. But the point of it is it really rankles because I know reporters that have been beaten, reporters have been died. I've been jailed. There have been others that have been jailed longer than I have that have suffered to provide information to the republic. And simply because something doesn't agree or mesh with their particular mindset they call it 'fake media.' And in that very meeting, Sarah recommended that we watch a video and she wasn't sure of the veracity of it or whether or not it was accurate but urged us to watch it. And I mean you're urging me to watch media you can't vouch for and then claiming that the people that are in that room have an agenda. And the only agenda I know of is for those people -- and that's all of them everybody I've met in that room -- the whole agenda is simply to try and get the facts out and ask questions. So it's really kind of -- you know, as I told my wife this evening, it's like -- it was like dealing with my children. After a while enough is enough. And I had enough. WILLIAMS: And you can speak for yourself. But it seemed to me watching you a big concern to you was this kind of negative affirmation for the audience that already is highly suspect of the information that comes out of the news media, believes we're all in the tank. KAREM: Absolutely. They believe we're all in cahoots, colluding together, we have a nefarious plan. The nefarious plan. the only agenda is to try and get facts. And every time that you paint us as such you're undermining the very First Amendment that you claim to support. And time after time after time they've told us in that room how they support the First Amendment. They just don't like the people that are practicing it. And that's very disheartening. It's very disingenuous. They've never admitted a mistake. We're led on a path of one way with Comey -- I've got tapes, no I don't have tapes. And then there's never any accountability. Yet they want to flip the script and hold us accountable while not accepting any responsibility themselves. It's a very childish maneuver. It's what my kids used to do. I didn't like it then and I don't like it now. WILLIAMS: Hey, Brian, when you go to scan your pass at the Northwest gate tomorrow do you think it's going to work? KAREM: I hope so. That's a good question. I guess I'll find out tomorrow.

Bernie Sanders Rips Federal Investigation Of Wife Jane Sanders: "Pathetic"

9 hours 10 min ago
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is interviewed by CNN's Erin Burnett on the federal investigation into Burlington College when his wife Jane Sanders was president. Sanders said his wife is the "most honest person I know" and called the FBI investigation "pathetic." "My wife is about the most honest person I know," Sanders said Tuesday night on CNN's OutFront. "All I will tell you now, Erin, is that it is a sad state of affairs in America." Sanders would not acknowledge that his wife who has retained legal counsel is under investigation. "I think it's fairly pathetic that when people are involved in public life, it's not only that they get attacked, but it's their wives and their families that get attacked," the Vermont Senator said. "When she came to that college it was failing financially and academically. When she left it was in better shape than it ever been," Sanders said of the non-defunct institution.

Clinton: Libraries "Defend Truth And Reason And Evidence And Facts"

9 hours 46 min ago
Hillary Clinton addressed the American Library Association (ALA) on Tuesday. "We need libraries and librarians now more than ever. You have to be on the front lines of one of the most important fights we have faced in the history of our country: the fight to defend truth and reason and evidence and facts. You have to help us wage that fight one book at a time, one library at a time, one person at a time," she said. Clinton said libraries stand up on "the assaults on the right to read and learn." Watch Clinton's full speech to the ALA conference:

Ingraham: There Is A Reason Hospital, Big Pharma Stocks Have Gone Up; They All Wrote This Bill

13 hours 14 min ago
Laura Ingraham rips the Republican health care proposal on Tuesday's Special Report panel. LAURA INGRAHAM: Republicans promised independence from the Obamacare mandate. They promised repeal of Obamacare and the dirty truth is this is not repeal of Obamacare. There is a lot of the mandate still in there. A lot of the regulations haven't been lifted. And we can all sit here and say they can do their own 'Cornhusker kickback.' And that's what the Republican party is. They're all going to do the horsetrading to make this. There is a reason Big Pharma stocks, insurance stocks, and hospital stocks have gone up over the last two weeks. Because very little is changing when it comes to bringing down the cost of health care in this legislation. I think it's a pig in a poke and I think it's a loser for Republicans... Can they govern or not? I disagree that we have had such great communications about Obamacare. A year ago, Obamacare was a lot less popular than it is today. Now, we elected President Trump. We have Republicans in the House and the Senate and we don't have a communications strategy nationwide? Even with the differences the Republicans have in how to deal with this that indicate if we do the following, the cost of health care is going to come down. We're going to bring transparency to pricing, we are going to have hospitals having to post what a colonoscopy costs here versus what one costs there. We are going to bring the prices down like it occurred for Lasix eye surgery to every common surgery in the United tSates prayed -- that's what's going to happen. I think if a really good strong communications strategy on a free-market approach to health care was done, I think you'd have a much better look at the public approval polls for both the Republicans and for Obamacare. I think that was absent here. I think it's part White House failure, part Congressional Republican failure. There is a lot of wonky think tank guys in Capitol Hill but they don't speak in practical terms that most people can understand. That's a failure, and the Democrats are exploiting it. BILL HEMMER, GUEST HOST: Senator Ron Johnson, Republican from Wisconsin, a longtime businessman is making that case. Go for innovation and that will bring price down. INGRAHAM: It happens. It's happened in technology. It's happened with procedures that are not regulated like procedures that are not regulated. And, again, I will go back to Pharma stocks, insurance stocks, and hospital stocks all going up. They all had their hand in the writing of this legislation.

Dem Rep. Jackie Speier: I Wouldn't Be Surprised If Flynn Is A "Witting Agent" For Russia

13 hours 34 min ago
KATE BOLDUAN, CNN ANCHOR: Joining me now from Capitol Hill, Democratic Congresswoman Jackie Speier of California. She, of course, sits on one of those committees investigating the Russia probe, with the Russia probe, conducting the Russia probe, Senate intelligence -- the House Intelligence Committee. I just gave you a promotion, Congresswoman. It's great to see you. Thank you so much. On the FBI interviews with Carter Page, do you -- does house intel still want to speak with Carter Page as part of your investigation? Because that has not happened yet, has it? REP. JACKIE SPEIER (D-CA), INTELLIGENCE AND ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEES: No. And it's certainly someone that I want to hear from. He is a significant person in the probe, I believe, because he was on Donald Trump's campaign as a foreign adviser. He also has a firm that has only one other member, an investment firm, and is a former executive of the state owned company in Russia, Gazprom. There is speculation as to why he made that trip back in July, 2016, when he gave the address to the new economic school for the graduation class. Russia is very good at luring Americans and others to come to the country, to receive honoraria, much like Michael Flynn did. And I wouldn't be surprised if he is an unwitting agent or witting agent. So that's all something that we have to explore in the months ahead.

HUD's Ben Carson: Running Things In A Businesslike Manner Saves Enormous Amounts Of Money

13 hours 36 min ago
FOX BUSINESS: Housing & Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson weighs in on public housing and the administration's efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare. He also spoke about the department's budgetary cuts and how the GOP health care bill will affect Medicaid. "We take the homeless and we put them in a shelter, number one. Number two, we diagnose why they're there. And number three, we fix it. You know, that's what's being really compassionate," Carson said. CARSON: Well, I think it's important that we recognize that, you know, we're a nation that's $20 trillion in debt. And, you know, we can give out the candy today and then say to the people coming behind us today that I'm sorry, we used it all up. Or we can be responsible at this point in time. You look at all the other pinnacle nations that have preceded us that were totally irresponsible and look what happened to them. We can learn from their mistakes. So, you know, it's not so much a matter of being stingy, it's a matter of being responsible. And, you know, we've already seen in HUD that, you know, running things in a more businesslike manner saves us enormous amounts of money. You look at continual care programs like permanent support of housing for the homeless. We're finding a lot of savings there already. And, you know, it's not that I don't believe in being compassionate. There are some saying, you know, housing first. That's the only thing you should be thinking about. But I'd say housing first, second and third. That means we take the homeless and we put them in a shelter, number one. Number two, we diagnose why they're there. And number three, we fix it. You know, that's what's being really compassionate. In other words, in the long run, that's the kind of thing that saves us an enormous amount of money. Carson said the government should play a "facilitating role" in health care, not a "predominant role." CARSON: Well, the government is supposed to facilitate life. That has to do with health care. The pursuit of happiness, liberty. I think all of those are important things. So there is a role. But it's not a predominant role. It's a facilitating role. And I think the senators, as they look at this, they will come to recognize that this is much more facilitative of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness than what we had before. Carson also spoke about public-private partnerships that will create housing for those who need it. CAVUTO: Now, given the fact that you want to put a limit on what the government can and will do, I think incumbent upon that observation was more people getting jobs, more people getting better paying jobs. But therein lies the rub. A lot of the jobs we have seen gained over the last decade, while you welcome them back, they're at a fraction of the pay as before. So how do you change that problem? CARSON: Well, that's correct. But you're already seeing that starting to change. You're already starting to see wages going up. That's only going to continue as we begin to create a more friendly environment, you know, for manufacturing in this country and bringing jobs back from overseas with the tax policies. These things will take care of themselves very effectively. And, you know, there's a whole host of things that can be done with public-private partnerships which will create housing much faster than it has been in the past. So these are the kinds of things that we're looking at, creative ways of not only putting people in houses, but also of fixing the communities and creating an environment where people can thrive. We're looking at health care in low income communities, so that people don't have to go to the emergency room, where it costs five times more and where you have that continuum of care so that you don't have all these stage four diseases.

Paul Ryan: "The Left Is Out Of Gas. They Just Basically Decided Resist, Resist, Resist"

13 hours 47 min ago
House Speaker Paul Ryan is interviewed by FOX & Friends host Brian Kilmeade about health care. Ryan said that the left is "out of gas" and their strategy is "resist, resist, resist." Paul Ryan said President Trump is "doing fine." He said "the key is don't get distracted." KILMEADE: I think you saw what Democrats are doing to Paul Ryan-lookalike throwing a granny off a cliff. Can you really laugh that off at this point? RYAN: Oh yeah. I'm so used to this by now. I think the left is out of gas. I think they just basically decided resist, resist, resist. They want government-run health care. Government-run health care is collapsing as we speak. It's not working. So what are we doing? We're replacing it with a law that will actually work. Anthem BlueCross BlueShield just said you pass this law, it's going to stabilize the market, it's going to bring down prices. It will get more plans being offered to people.

Trump: If We Don't Get Health Care Done "That's Okay, And I Understand That"

13 hours 55 min ago
WASHINGTON POST: President Trump met with Republican members of the Senate on June 27 at the White House, hours after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced he'd delay a vote on proposed health-care legislation. PRESIDENT TRUMP: Well, I thought I'd ask you folks to come say hello, and we'll discuss health care. We have really no choice but to solve this situation. Obamacare is a total disaster. It's melting down as we speak. Rates are going up. In fact, it's very interesting, Lisa, that you're sitting next to me because in Alaska it was 206 percent; a 206 percent increase in Alaska. And I used to use Arizona as the standard. That was 116 percent. So it's really meltdown. And we're going to try and solve the problem. So I invited all of you, and I think we have either 52 out of 52 or 50 out of 52. And John, either one is pretty good, I think, as a percentage. So we're going to talk and we're going to see what we can do. We're getting very close. But for the country, we have to have health care. And it can't be Obamacare, which is melting down. The other side is saying all sorts of things before they even knew what the bill was. This will be great if we get it done. And if we don't get it done, it's just going to be something that we're not going to like. And that's OK, and I understand that very well. But I think we have a chance to do something very, very important for the public; very, very important for the people of our country that we love. So, I'll ask the press to leave. I greatly appreciate you folks being here. We love you very much. You're very kind and very understanding.

Limbaugh: Could Donald Trump Be The End Of CNN?

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 22:09
From the Tuesday, June 27, 2017 broadcast of The Rush Limbaugh Show: RUSH LIMBAUGH: Could Donald Trump be the end of CNN? What a legacy that would be... Three CNN members of the new investigative unit have resigned, i.e., been fired. One of them is a guy named Thomas Frank. This for the fake news, the bogus story on Anthony Scaramucci supposedly having a link to a Russian bank system, colluding with them to help Trump doing whatever. It turned out to be total BS, like everything else that CNN has reported with this Russian story. Eric Lichtblau, who, they got this guy from the New York Times, a Pulitzer Prize winner. He leaves the New York Times going from print to the big screen of TV and is now out. I'm sure the Times will take him back with open arms. Thomas Frank, who wrote the story — the name might ring a bell. This guy wrote a book way back when called What's the Matter With Kansas or What's Wrong With Kansas? He is an active, uber-leftist. He despises conservatism, and his book about What's the Matter with Kansas, What's Wrong With Kansas, was his befuddlement over how middle class Americans in Kansas would vote Republican and thereby vote against their own self-interest... This Jim Acosta guy, little Jim Acosta, CNN, guy that lost his cookies yesterday with the press briefing when the cameras weren't turned on. We got the audio coming up. I'll tell you what this guy reminds me of. Have you ever had a cat, pet cat, and got one of these red laser pointers. You point it at the floor, and the cat tries to catch it. You point it up against the sofa, cat runs into the sofa. You point it against the wall, cat runs into the wall. I think that's what the Trump administration is doing with many in the media. They're like cats. He's got this little red laser light and is just causing them to make fools of themselves and everybody's laughing at 'em as they're crashing into walls, the sofa and the floor. And that's what little Jim Acosta had happen to him yesterday. Now, we mentioned at the top of the program that three employees of the brand-new investigative unit at CNN were let go and fired or they resigned or what have you. They published a totally fake story about a Trump aide, Anthony Scaramucci, supposedly meeting with the Russians to collude with them about the election. It contained erroneous element after erroneous element. There was nothing in it that was true, and it was sourced by one anonymous individual. CNN pulled it. It was about Scaramucci having a relationship with a Russian banking unit, and the Russian bank unit went public and denied everything that CNN was saying. The details of the banking unit, the fact that Scaramucci had done business with them, none of it was true. So CNN pulled it, and they did so in somewhat of a public manner, and then they announced yesterday that these three guys, these people in the investigative unit were gone. One of them was a guy named Thomas Frank, who wrote a book about What's Wrong With Kansas or What's the Matter With Kansas, and it's why the people of Kansas, in his mind, kept voting against their own self-interest by voting for conservative Republicans. He couldn't figure out why they wouldn't be voting liberal Democrat. Big, long book. He's also had a couple treatises on the inherent failures and faults in conservatism. Another reporter is somebody named Eric Lichtblau from the New York Times. CNN stole him from the Times. He's a Pulitzer Prize winner, and there was a third person. So they're gone, and now we're told that brand-new procedures have been implemented at CNN to make sure something like this can't happen again. The president has tweeted, "What about all the other mistakes CNN has made?” In fact, I think we're gonna call 'em FNN here, Fake News Network. You know, people call 'em the Clinton News Network, but that's kind of outmoded and outdated. Read the full transcript here.

WH's Huckabee Sanders: I Encourage Everybody Across The Country To Watch CNN-Russia Video

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 21:41
REPORTER: Recently Breitbart News challenged the accuracy of a CNN story. And afterwards, it was retracted, deleted, and the editors responsible were fired, and as well as the network apologized for the story. The target of this -- one of the targets of the story accepts the apology. The president went on Twitter this morning and repeated that CNN was fake news. Why isn't their response good enough for the president? SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS, WHITE HOUSE: I -- I don't that it's that the response isn't good enough for the president. I think it's the constant barrage of fake news directed at this president probably that has garnered a lot of his frustration. You point to that report. There are multiple other instances where that outlet that you referenced has been repeatedly wrong and had to point that out or be corrected. There's a video circulating now; whether it's accurate or not, I don't know. But I would encourage everybody in this room and, frankly, everybody across the country to take a look at it. I think if it is accurate, I think it's a disgrace to all of media, to all of journalism. I think that we have gone to a place where if the media can't be trusted to report the news, then that's a dangerous place for America. And I think if that is the place that certain outlets are going, particularly for the purpose of spiking ratings, and if that's coming from the top, I think that's even more scary and certainly more disgraceful. And I hope that that's not the direction we're headed. I hope that outlets that have continued to use either unnamed sources, sometimes stories with no sources at all -- we've been going on this Russia-Trump hoax for the better part of a year now with no evidence of anything. Things like the success at the V.A. barely get covered. They may get covered for an hour at a time. But this story gets covered day in, day out. And I think America is, frankly, looking for something better. They're looking for something more. And I think they deserve something better from our news media.

WH Reporter Challenges Deputy Press Secretary: "The President Is Right And Everybody Out Here Is Fake News?"

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 19:59
Deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders blasts members of the media, espeically CNN, for not covering stories Americans care about, and she gets a lively challenge. "I think they deserve something better from our news media," she said about the American people before launching an earnest rant. "I hope that outlets that have continued to use unnamed sources, somtimes stories with no sources at all. We've been going on this Russia-Trump hoax for the better part of a year now, with no evidence of anything," she continued. "Things like the succcess at the VA barely gets covered," she commented about the media in general. "News outlets get to go on day after day, and cite unnamed sources, used stories without sources. You mentioned the Scaramucci story, where reporters had to resign!" she concluded. At this point, one White House reporter (Brian Karem of the Sentinel newspapers ) spoke up: "Come on! You're inflaming everybody right here, right now with the words you used. This administration has done that as well. Why in the name of heaven? Any one of us is replaceable, and any one of us, if we don't get it right, the audience has the opportunity to change the channel or not read us." "You have been elected to serve for four years at least," he added emphatically. "There's no option other than that. We're here to ask you questions. You're here to provide the answers, and what you just did it inflammatory to the people all over the country who say, once again: 'The president is right and everybody else out here is fake media. And everybody in this room is only trying to do their job." "I disagree with that completely," Huckabee Sanders responded. "And I think it is outrageous for you to accuse me of inflaming a story, when I was simply trying to respond to his question."

Henry Louis Gates: What Happens To West Virginia When Trump's "Utopia" Doesn't Come To Pass?

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 19:41
African-American studies department director at Harvard Univesity Henry Louis Gates speaks at the "Black in America Since MLK" conversation at Tuesday's Aspen Ideas Festival. HENRY LOUIS GATES: The Utopia that Turmp articulated, and persuaded a signfiicant percentage of people to believe doesn't materialize, then what is going to happen? What are the people back home in West Virginia going to do? They can't keep voting for politicians who have agendas that don't really represent them. They have this illusion that goober dust has been sprinkled over them, and they're going to go back to the good old days when white people were on top. And all these immigrants with the funny scarves on their heads are going to go away. It is just not going to happen. That will be the moment of intervention... The coalition is the way to think about it... when it arises, and realizes that race and class are different aspects of the same thing... Bill Clinton was able to do that because he had a tremendous amount of charisma, and he actually believed that a rising tide lifts all boats. A lot of people in the black community turned against Bill Clinton, and Barack too, because they thought that neither was intorducing legislation that would have a disproportionate impact on the black community... More:

Energy Secretary Rick Perry Calls For "Conversation" About Climate Change; "Intelectually Engaged" With "No Screaming"

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 19:18
Energy Secretary Rick Perry is asked a simple question at Tuesday's White House press briefing: Climate Change: Fact or fiction? Perry acknowledges that climate does change over time, and that presenly humans are having some impact on the climate. "How much effect is what is at debate here," he said. "And more importantly: What is the United States going to do about that?" About the Paris climate deal, he said: "Are we going to sign an agreement that really doesn't call anybody to make any changes?" He also called for the White House to convene a panel of experts: "The science isn't settled yet. I tend to say, okay, let's have a conversation and get these guys together." "Can we agree that we ought to have a conversation as a people, intellectually engaged, not screaming at each other, no standing up in the middle of my speeches and calling me a 'climate denier.' When the fact is, I just want to have a conversation about this," he said. REPORTER: Climate change. Just to be straight. RICK PERRY: Really be straight! REPORTER: As straight as possible. Climate change is a fact, but you want us to have a discussion about exactly what has to be done about the climate change? It is not up for discussion -- that part of it? RICK PERRY: I'm only going to give you one more chance. I want you to think about how you're putting this out there. REPORTER: I'm putting it out this way: You are saying that climate change, man has accepted climate change, and the discussion is about what we do with it, not whether or no we have affected it? So going forward, that is resolved? RICK PERRY: No. What I said was climate is changing, always has. Man at this particular point in time is having an effect on it. How much effect is what is at debate here. And more importantly: What is the United States going to do about that? Are we going to sign an agreement that really doesn't call anybody to make any changes? You look at that agreement -- at what China and India are required to do -- it is nothing! How many coal plants? 300+ coal plants we built in India. So, I mean, why would we sign on to an agreement that is not holding other people to account, and asking us to give $3 billion? The Trump administration said that is nonsense. I agree with them that it is nonsense, okay? Now, can we agree that we ought to have a conversation as a people, intellectually engaged, not screaming at each other, no standing up in the middle of my speeches and calling me a 'climate denier.' When the fact is, I just want to have a conversation about this. REPORTER: The science is settled. PERRY: No they haven't... The science isn't settled yet. I tend to say, okay, let's have a conversation and get these guys together.

Rand Paul Teaches CNN Anchor "How Capitalism Works," "Legalize Inexpensive Insurance"

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 19:00
In a video titled 'Rand Paul Teaches Reporter How Capitalism Works' by the Kentucky senator's official YouTube account, Sen. Rand Paul explains his opposition to the Senate health care bill and discusses his view that the only way to bring down health insurance costs is to allow competition and choice. RAND PAUL: My problem with the Senate bill as it currently exists is it doesn't fix [the adverse incentives of Obamacare]. We keep ten of twelve of the Obamacare regulations and keep the idea that you can still buy [health insurance] after you get sick. So I'm concerned the death spiral of Obamacare may even get worse with the Republican version... The most important poll is the individual market. If you're a plumber or a pest control guy and you're trying to buy insurance, in 50% of the country there is onyl one insurer, and we now have many counties where there are no insurers. So without question Obamacare has been a failure, and it is getting worse... The most important poll you can point to is: Can you get insurance? And in 50% of the country, they are stuck with a monopoly, and it is spreading to where in many parts of the country, there are going to be no insurance options, so something has to be done. Obamacare is failing in the individual market. But the best way to fix it is through freedom. And everyone seems to be afraid of freedom. What we should do is legalize inexpensive insurance. What does that mean? Insurance without regulations. You can buy what you want at the price you want to pay... Right now you have people with big hearts who want [insurance] to cover everything, but you are pricing poor people out of the market. President Obama wanted to help poor people, but he actually priced poor working people out of the marketplace.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on GOP Health Care Bill: "Throw It In The Trash"

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 18:49
Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks against the Senate GOP leadership's healthcare bill. Warren cites opposition to the bill from health policy groups and experts, and patient organizations. "The American Medical Association says the bill violates the fundamental principle of medicine: First, do no harm," she said.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Discusses Anti-Human Trafficking Report

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 18:42
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discusses what the State Dept. is going to do to combat human trafficking around the world. Tillerson worked with first daughter Ivanka Trump to compile a report on international human trafficking activities.

Watch Live: Energy Secretary Rick Perry & Sean Spicer Give WH Briefing

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 17:27
To celebrate 'Energy Week,' WH press secretary Sean Spicer will be joined this afternoon by Secretary of Energy and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Update: Deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders filled in for Sean.

Turley: Chief Justice Roberts Becoming Swing Vote On Supreme Court

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 13:17
GWU law professor Jonathan Turley says that if Supreme Court Justice Kennedy retires, Chief Justice Roberts could become the new "swing vote."

Newt Gingrich: Congress "Obligated" To Call Obama To Testify On Russia Collusion

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:57
On Tuesday morning's 'Fox & Friends,' former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said that following the revelations of what President Obama knew about alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, the former president will have to testify under oath about what he knew, and when he knew it. NEWT GINGRICH: In addition to writing Understanding Trump, I also write novels about terrorism. I wouldn't have the nerve to write this story as a novel, because guess is what is about to happen. The Congress is going to have to call Barack Obama in to testify under oath about when he knew about Russian meddling. Was it really last August? Who told him? Why did he do nothing? Who was in the meetings? Yes, there is a big Russia story, and it is Barack Obama, not Donald Trump... I think the Congress has an obligation to call him in. How can you be so irresponsible? The House and Senate are going to have to call Obama in... Absolutely he's got to come in an testify.

Hannity: Russia Allegations "Boomeranging Back" At Democrats

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:50
Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity said Monday night that the ongoing controversy over alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election campaign had rebounded towards the Democrats and "opened the door for their own investigations and real trouble" for the former Obama administration. In his opening monologue, he said "the real colluders are the ones who have been claiming collusion." "The real fault for Russia's election interference now falls – guess what? – at the feet of former President Obama," Hannity added. "The real crimes were committed, in fact, by Hillary Clinton. The real obstructer of justice is the former attorney general, Loretta Lynch ... And the real corrupt collusion is the relationship between the former FBI director, James Comey, and ... the special counsel Robert Mueller," he continued. "If President Obama knew what Russia was doing back in August of 2016, why didn't he act?" Hannity asked. "The answer, we now know, is simple ... The president didn't do any investigation because he actually thought Hillary [Clinton] was going to win. In other words, let me translate here, the only reason Russian interference and the story is a big deal, is because Donald Trump won... That's what the special counsel needs to be investigating tonight," the host went on. "Real collusion: Obama this time defending Hillary, colluding so she'd win and not rocking the boat."

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