Mediaite is reporting that sources have told them that Fox News mainstay Greta Van Susteren initiated several high level meetings with new CNN president Jeff Zucker, to explore the possibility of rejoining the network. Van Susteren, whose departure from CNN for Fox in 2002 raised eyebrows since she wasn’t considered to be a conservative, has been a fixture in the FNC primetime lineup, with her show finishing number one for 11 straight years. But her efforts failed, as CNN ultimately decided against bringing her back. So she re-signed with Fox. That doesn’t mean that Fox is completely satisfied
I think Greta loves covering trials. She does a good job covering Congress, but gets frustrated that Congress can´t seem to do its job. Maybe she sees CNN as being a better fit for her. I think Greta does a good job.
Watch out, Greta...the knives are out for you and they are not necessarily coming from Fox!
I think Greta did a pretty good job at Fox for an out and out liberal. I didn´t detect bias either way most of the time altho I did get tired of that dead girl´s mother from Alabama whose daughter was murdered in Aruba...can´t remember her name. YOU remember, the family where everyone had a different last name???
In a just world O´Really would be getting the broom to make way for Kelly, IMO. I like Greta´s show and her. She´s tough and smart and no-nonsense, and even if she is somewhat liberal here and there, she keeps a lid on it, and instead focuses on RIGHT versus WRONG, which is what some of us crave in our pundits today. O´Really has gotten sillier lately to the point where he is approaching self-parody. Time for him to go.
It´s gotten to the point where Greta´s is the only show I watch on Fox´s evening line up. I hope she doesn´t leave, and she´s done a good job to be a liberal. At least you know she´s looking out for the taxpayer. I don´t care much for Megyn Kelly and would not watch her show.
Typing ´´aruba lost dead teen´´ into Google returns ´´Natalee Holloway.´´
I find Greta frustrating. She is always asking pointless rhetorical questions about why is Congress, the Bureaucracy or the White House not more reasonable and more responsible on a given issue. She can´t seem to comprehend or even acknowledge the WH´s alternating mendacity and incompetence in their hellbent mission to radically change this country.
I haven´t watched Bill O´Reilly in years and his is the only audiobook I have ever tossed in the trash. Greta van Susteren is fine when she isn´t tasked with a regular softball interview which is obviously irritating to her. (You know whom I mean). Megyn Kelly is good, but she is so intense, it´s tiring to watch. Shep Smith has trouble handling his news reader job and would never be able to handle analysis. Hannity is ok, but rarely comes up with anything original. My favorite of them all is Shannon Bream. She´s smart, incisive, extremely articulate and lovely to look at, too. I expect great things for Shannon.
so we have a bash oreilly comment section....why in the world would fox get rid of oreilly.......he has had the #1 show in the 8 pm times slot for like 13 straight years................i never miss his show....he has the best info out there......always.....
What #11 said. When Greta VanSusteren comes out and agrees with what the article says I´ll believe it. Until then, our household likes Bill O´Reilly, even though he can be a blowhard. He has the most listened show on Cable TV, bar none. I guess that makes everyone except O´Reilly haters wrong....don´t think so.
I watched O´Reilly for years. Then Obama happened. Bill sold out, big time. I can´t stomach the guy anymore.
As for Greta - I used to watch her a lot when I watched news on TV. I found her surprisingly fair, but that doesn´t mean she isn´t still a die hard liberal. I rarely watch Fox anymore so I don´t really care if Greta stays or not but what little I´ve seen of Kelly, I love.
If Greta went behind Big Roger´s back, she´s toast. She may be just angling for an extended leave so she can surgically redo her mug. Nevertheless, if Megyn Kelly gets Greta´s time slot, I won´t miss those two dim bulb attorneys, Bernie and Ted, who so often appear on Greta´s show.
Maybe Greta´s numbers at FNC made her think she had more leverage and marketability than she really has. I´m thinking it´s all about the Benjamins.
O´Reilly fans, a question. Beyond the regular meltdowns, what big stories come out of his show? I´m not talking about having a flunky chasing after some pervert, I mean important news. Yeah, number one at 8 EST but it´s FNC and any number of folks would dominate the time slot. Imagine if Fox actually stuck someone in that slot who fit the left´s characterization of the network.
I find Greta´s ´from the courtroom´ analyses - this time the Zimmerman trial - excellent and so informative, especially for non-legal folks like me. She´s smart fair, and neither her politics nor her religion gets in the way of her interviews or analysis.
Shannon Bream is great but I´m not sure how she would handle confrontation with a guest like Megyn does (think Jim McDermott, the Weiner, etc.)
Ailes´s stable is full to overflowing with talented people. I happen to like them all, even Shep, though have never understood why he deserves two shows.
Someone bought me Greta´s book some years ago. Not a bad read, but more than anything I got the feeling she is a grown up Lisa Simpson. Still hanging on to the idealism while having to grudgingly admit it may not be that simple.
When you´re trying to play ´both ends against the middle´, it usually doesn´t work out.
From a strictly ´business´ point of view, they should leave BO where he is and give Kelly Van Susteren´s slot. Move Van Susteren to 10 am, where her show is currently re-run. If you think that´s crazy, consider this. More people stay up to watch "Red Eye´ at 3am, than watch "Morning Joe". Numbers from Breitbart: http://tinyurl.com/loh5xef
I like Greta and O´Reilley best, of all the Fox shows. Greta has been able to keep her liberalism under wraps to the point I was never sure of what she believed. That´s saying something these days. But if she is a liberal, then good luck finding a job on another network, after hosting a leading show on Fox. I have watched O´Reilly daily for years. Not because he is that good, he drives me crazy sometimes, but because he is better than any of the alternatives. At least he brings up issues in a "fair and balanced" way, even though I do hate the 5 minute debates where little is accomplished. I wish Fox had a show where real discussion and debate ON ONE ISSUE could take place. But they don´t so I´m left with Greta and Bill which ain´t so bad.
After Special Report with Brett Bair (love him) FOX is turned off. We would love to see Megyn Kelly replace simpering Shep. Of course, we would turn FOX off after her show because we can´t stand the aggressive self-aggrandizing O´Reilly browbeat his guests and interrupt them constantly. He has a know-it-all attitude that is grating on your nerves much like the boy king. Hannity wears you out with his repetition of phrases. Greta knows how to ask a question and cut to the chase. I admire that and would hate to see her go. I believe that Megyn Kelly could give O´Reilly a run for his money. It would be a thing of beauty to watch a woman take it to him and make him cry like a baby.
Never have really taken to GVS. I watch her with apprehension, given her leftist philosophy. Sure, she´s done well keeping it under control, and is somewhat objective. But, given her latent leftism, I simply don´t trust her. I find it tiring awaiting her demons to emerge. I´d say Megyn or Sarah would be good replacements.
I sometimes get tired of Greta´s trail coverage, but still think she is the top show in prime time. She isn´t afraid to ask the questions, and she doesn´t need her ego pampered every minute like Bill. She also knows when to shut up and let the person she is interviewing hang themselves. Something Sean could take a lesson from.
#32, to answer your question, we don´t know what Fox intends to do with Megyn Kelly, but it has been announced that she is being promoted and probably to a prime-time forum. So, either someone at night is being replaced or some major shuffling is going to happen. I haven´t read or seen anything to indicate Bill O´Reilly is going anywhere.
Greta comes across as a female jeraldo to me. Her infatuation with the sruba business was over the top. Sometimes a glimmer of "I am not as bright as I think I am" shines through. I quit watching billO and hannity after the election from hell but dvr redeye and the five every night. They seem to understand the courtesy of not screeching over the top of each other.
I like Greta. I like her "no nonsense" style. I like Sean too, although sometimes he gets on a subject and stays on it too long, so it´s kinda like beating a dead horse. Which brings me to Bill O´Reilly - I´d rather watch a dead horse decay than watch Bill O´Reilly. I´ve never heard anyone say they liked him, so why is he #1? It´s got to be the 8pm time slot, and not the man.
Greta is an easy listen. No heroics, shouting, talking over. Things are discussed calmly, guests treated respectfully and her politics are not show boated. Possibly the reason she made inquiries at CNN is because she was seeing the handwriting on the wall. Megan is coming aboard. Perhaps she senses replacement. Perhaps she will be downgraded to just covering trials with Megan being more in the political arena.
The majority of the Fox people are sharp, strong personalities and generally do a good job. Their few irritating points are easy to overlook in the overall quality of their shows. They are all head and shoulders above the competition. Except for Juan Williams, the token liberal who can´t always convince people that he believes his own words.
I like Greta, and her leftward leanings have not been so apparent lately, while covering all the democrat scandals. It is time for O´Reilly to retire and keep writing "Killing" books. I would prefer to see Laura Ingraham replace O´Reilly rather than Megyn. Shep´s leftward leanings do show, but he is an excellent reporter/journalist. I guess I´d put Megyn in to replace O´Reilly, if Ingraham is not available, or Shep. Sarah should run for President.
I don´t often get to watch great but she always came across as pretty fair and serious. Yes, she´s not a great beauty but I prefer her even temper to the shrilly Megyn: blonde curls and all. If anyone should have a show on Fox -it should be Monica Crowley: smart, professional and incisive.
I still listen (reluctantly), but O´Reilly lost me when, after all we´ve known about Obama´s intention to destroy America, BOR dismissed him as merely a "politician." Now, of course, he´s coming around to reality, but he might have had an effect the 2012 election.
I like it when Greta puts Rush Limbaugh on. His wisdom needs exposure to the nation, and she provides it.
Hannity is a patriot, with a good heart.
Shep is all LGBTQ, intense, and boring. His big reveal was his over the top drama-queening at the Superdome during Katrina. I thought he was having a cow.
Bill O´Rielly is so sure of himself; his narcissism and O´Bama´s would be the "Clash of the Titans" if they ever disagreed. Maybe after their lovemaking, Barry might next slip in a joint between those two lips.
We have been watching FOX Business Channel lately and really like it. Love Cavuto, Stossel and Lou Dobbs. Bill O´ has become obnoxious with his guests. Why anyone would agree to be a guest on his show is a mystery to me. We started turning the channel every time Sean said "Republicans want dirty air, dirty water....". Greta at least lets her guest answer the questions she asks and she dresses professionally, unlike some of the FOX ladies who look like street-walkers.
Greta is a class act. She was always fair to Sarah Palin and frequently plays clips from Rush Limbuagh without criticism. If she is a die hard lib as many are saying, I think she only adds to the Fox News brand of Fair, Balanced and Unafraid.
I hope she stays and the Snarky Shepard Smith get the flock out of there.
The only reason I occasionally watch the BOR Show is to see Dennis Miller talk over Bill for once. And Bill did land a solid punch on Letterman when after DL called Bill´s show pure BS, he asked Letterman if he had ever watched it. When DL said no he hadn´t, Bill pointedly asked him how he had then formed such an opinion. That even got a scattered applause from the audience, which is the highest concentration of LoFos you are likely to find anywhere.
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lil dotty, 7/5/2013 11:41:28 AM (No. 9409994)
Greta is fair. Who was the reporter who stood with Sarah when those around her were throwing stones night after night? As to trial vs politics ....She is more than fair when covering politics and like the rest of America she gets frustrated (even though she might be liberal) She has had some news breaking stories in crime over the years. Aruba, DC Sniper, Anna N Smith, countless lost children, and she gives her all to the story
Agree with the poster who said enough of Ted and Bernie. Ted and his PO-lice were a bit tiresome during the DC Sniper drama.
As to CNN....why would GVS ask to sign on as first mate on a ship that is rapidly sinking. What is she thinking?...helping to bail? Not heard her DH had cancer, that is shame.
Whatever eventually happens will occur so I´ll sit back and watch the show if nothing else but seeing the ´winners/losers´
PS. as for BOR he showed what a donkey he was when he was so condescending toward a viewer who dared to write she was afraid obomba would destroy our America shoud he be re-elected. How´s that working out for you BOR?
Greta, sorry to hear about your DH. Prayers for you both
Although my sentiments have been expressed by other posters, I have to add my dislike of the oh so arrogant BOR - who is far too in love with his own voice and opinions. Anyone else would be better in that time slot - good suggestions abound . Agree that Greta manages to remain politically neutral focusing more on the merits of the issue at hand. Naturally, as a former attorney she is attracted to the big trials, but surely her producer could find some other than her regular stooges to hash out the legal aspects. We skip the nights when she has Mc Cain, but enjoy the other pols she has brought into the limelight such as Trey Gowdy, Jim Jackson, Mike Lee, Louis Gomert and Jason Chaffetz.
Sorry for the 2nd post but I just remembered this. Greta was mocking Sarah Palin at the 2008 Convention and Laura Ingraham had this to say to her...
INGRAHAM: And I spoke at this thing today, there was about 1,000 people at a pro-life event, huge, huge support out there for Sarah Palin. So I know they’re keeping her under wraps, and that’s fine, but tomorrow night, everybody’s hoping she shines, she stands for her own self, her own beliefs, her own principles. Why are you rolling your eyes? You’re for strong women, aren’t you?
VAN SUSTEREN: No, of course.
INGRAHAM: Why are rolling your eyes, Greta? You look bored with Sarah Palin. Most people aren’t. You look bored.
VAN SUSTEREN: Actually, no, because you told me the same thing during the break.
INGRAHAM: All right, you’re bored with me then. Karl Rove is around here. You can bring him on the set.
Even Susan Estrich was calling the left out for their treatment of Sarah. After this I noticed Greta "acting" more Conservative. In her heart, Greta is a Pro-Choice leftie.
Am amazed---I thought she was happy at Fox, and I have always considered her to be excellent..........even as a liberal, she is always fair and well grounded in the law. I wonder if she spoke to CNN BECAUSE she saw the writing on the wall?
Agree #49 on Lou Dobbs at 7PM EST over Shep. Can´t stand Hannity´s radio show but DVR his TV show to see Coulter, Malkin, etc and fast forward "...Republicans want dirty......". Still watch BOR, but still upset when he dissed the Swiftboat Veterans, as a Vietnam Veteran I saw many Officers like Kerry awarded Medals they did not earn!
I became suspicious of Greta a couple of weeks ago when she had Larry King as a call-in on her show. He ended the spot with "I´ve missed you Babe." When she left CNN she had nothing good to say about them. This could simply be a tactic to negotiate more when she renews her contract with FOX. I hope she stays.
As for BOR, he does what FOX pays him to do and he does it very well. He tends to straddle the fence to keep his audiance balanced. He recently raised $5 million dollars to buy tractor chairs for the wounded warriors. I doubt if FOX will ever replace him.
never was a BOR fan..cannot stand that he talks over his guests..he calls everyone by their last name( I think he loves doing that to the women)he is not as smart as he thinks he is...AND he dissed the Swift Boat Veterans.one of the more stupid things he has done..can´t stand Shep..Katrina did it for me.like Greta a lot...LOVE Megan..sic ´em Megan..sic ´em ,Sarah!!! and am a huge fan of Red Eye gang and Greg
Ms Kelly is going into prime time come Sept, probably replacing Mr o´Reilly, who, with a bevy of producers still could and cannot understand Obama´s policies and goals. Even Mr Beck, who had it right on, could not explain things to O´Reilly. It is past time for him to go. GVS should simply tell her viewers where she stands. I would suggest Neil Cavuto move to prime time´ however, he already has a nightly show on the FBN. I hardly watch any of it any longer. Infinitely more factual information on the internet.
The endless coverage & thus un-proportionate magnification of the PC media´s selected trials by FOX and the alphabets is too much, ´all things considered.´ While devoting hours & hours, day in & day out throughout months, even years, to certain designated trials, the entire media neglects coverage of other issues or national importance, both in this country and around the planet, which voters need in order to be informed. This misplaced emphasis on certain trials invades all programming no matter what each specific show´s focus is suppose to be, whether news, business, sports or entertainment. Greta isn´t the only one, but that is her special interest apparently.
I like Greta, but I can´t stand her "legal panel", especially of late. Not only the black guy who acts like a shuck and jive character from a 1950s movie, but the liberal moron red-headed guy with the "look at me, I´m an intellectual" glasses. That jerk actually asserted that when it came out that Zimmerman and a neighbor were talking about break-ins that a black man had been caught doing in the neighborhood, that Zimmerman intentionally planted that thought so that if he had any confrontations later with blacks he´d be covered.
That legal panel is a circus, and ripe for the SNL treatment.
Greta solid, but not an inspired freedom fighter, for sure. Greta is one step away from looking like a network news actor. B O´R has the over confidence, fake style like a carnival pitchman. His career will end suddenly when he anounces, KILLING OREILLY! He´s playing for laughs, has horrible guests, coing to the end of his effectiveness. Once dynamite comedy partner, Dennis, is not improving. Where´s PJ O´Rourke when we need him ? Nobody mentioned Judge Andrew Napolitano, who was removed from hour long spotlight. He is the most intelligent one of them all. The strength and knowledge of Napolitano is what FoxTV needs to be all about !! Michelle Malkin is my second choice for lightening truth, and she’s deservedly funny. Stossell is a magnificent teacher; he’s our “opener”. As for Sarah and Fox, she is the only lady to run against, and beat, the criminalized, horrifying socialist, EvitaRC. The whole load of Nobama failures in government make the perfect backdrop for the return of brilliant Sarah. (So far, there’s no deserving guy our there except for Scott Walker and maybe Rick Perry when he learns how to inspire. Union organizer Marco, is all time disqualified, Cruz a maybe, Bachman great but they buried her.) All of the FoxTV current hosts could change the tired Fox format: which is the host plus a few guests, one conservative, at least one disguised Juan or Alan socialist, and ALWAYS, issues never solved, just arguments with the host not caring about the outcome. Really time wasting.
Statement of the year re Fox "panels" like the one described above: they are like going to a bad dinner party where socialists collide with free marketers, and nobody is willing to define even one word for understanding. That´s FoxTV´s weakness. Greta hides her socialism well, but never says anything inspiring because of it. Just coldly asks questions, not concerned with the answers. It´s way past time to see a lot more VoxPop intelligent (not stupid) citizen interview time. Rove, McCain, all those tired and corrupted insiders are painfully on the air seemingly every night. What a bore. Time for Roger to listen to a few of his young Tea Party guys in programming and take full advantage of his amazing accomplishments. Creative changes will remove the predictable, boring cliches.
IMO Greta is the best interviewer on FNC. While I don´t always agree with her, she lets her guests make their case before challenging them. That´s better than several other FNC hosts. Her recent crusade for a special prosecutor is only mildly annoying to me. I´ve never bought into the "fair and balanced" thing - it only gives libs yet another platform to ply their mischief. However, if that is Ailes´ chosen approach, then stay true to it and give Greta her due.
If Shep is staying at his time, then I think Meghan should follow Greta. Then, the reruns would start an hour later. I have become a fan of Greta in the past few years. She has a solid show and travels to the action sites. Her analysis is compelling and calmly presented. I tend to get an overload of BOR and Sean´s hyper delivery. I really really hate the constant juggling of the anchors and their shows.
Maybe Greta will do a big time expose´ of Scientology...? Nah...! Greta is NOT that interesting....but the absolute worst, most biased talking head on FOX is vastly superior to the VERY BEST that MSNBC or CNN (except Tapper) has to offer...
The bad news is we have FNC as the most-widely-available non-hyper-Lefty outlet.
IMHO, FNC´s three biggest points are: a. it isn´t CNN [that´s a big plus]; b. it´s loaded with on-air people who aren´t nearly as smart as they think they are [I won´t even start on their utter inability to reason with discipline, or use English well!]; and c. it wastes airtime on Leftist water-carriers [Juan; Beckel; Moira] to seem "fair and balanced" [yo, FNC: when what the Leftists offer is something usually found in dog parks and carefully avoided, why give them time? F&B doesn´t justify that.].
X or Y or Z is popular? "Most-watched"? So?
On a given weekend, which gets bigger crowds and audiences, the NBA [or your example here] or our 20 greatest museums? Still want to impute value from head-counts?
Thanks for the info about Greta´s Tubby Hubby, John Coale (spelling?)and his cancer. I did not know that.
The Natalee Holloway coverage badly overdone eventually by GVS and Fox was due to the "dead blond girl in a tropical paradise" syndrome. Fun to cover a plum location (how many trips there?) and milk the grieving mom for sympathy, I guess. Overdid it, though.
Eventually I e-mailed Greta that incessantly interviewing Urine Van Der Poop (aka Joran van der Sloot), the suspected perp, was useless and counterproductive. (Standard answer - "Yes... and No... and well, Maybe... but then... I don´t know" just put that on a loop and repeat endlessly after every question... )
Otherwise Greta is often interesting, but I don´t like her pandering (panting after) Billyboobboob Klintoon for interview... he´s a lying rapist... What part of that does a female attorney not understand?
Guessing Greta recognized the opportunity to make bigger bucks and make more demands at CNN since that network is now such a pathetic joke.
Heard also she wants to start her own line of clothing... passion for fashion... Calling it "Greta Garb-O" since it´s always all about the "O" (just kidding... I´ve always teased Greta about it since she brought her clothing up on-air once).
Roger, please replace Shepherd Smith with Greta. I can´t stand Smith since he and Geraldo were crying for George Bush to "do something" during the Katrina coverage. Please these two sounded like idiots. Get rid of Smith.
Greta tried to jump ship - let her go, or change her schedule. Shep needs to go - he´s a bleeding heart moron. O´Reilly is full of himself. So arrogant he´s disgusting. Megan is great - replace O´Reilly with her. Hannity is a loudmouth with a pen stuck in his hand. He needs to go.
I´m beginning to move away from FOX and going to HLN.
News Flash: Greta and Sarah are friends. Greta and her husband John Coale go to Alaska and go snow machining with the Palins. John Coale, Washington lawyer and Democrat, set up the Palin legal defense fund to combat the frivolous lawsuits against Sarah & created SarahPAC; Palins Political Action Committee. I bet in a few years it will be Greta VanSusteren, Press Secretary to President Sarah Palin. (Can´t you just hear the liberal butts puckering!!!)
greta, schmeta - this is showbiz, her and o´rilley. Both are sellouts with nothing substantial to say. I need the free press where nobody is licking the pompous a$$es and tells something resembling the truth. I don´t care that greta is from Wisconsin and preibus is from Wisconsin and he is good because of that. He is a sellout and I want a journalist who can say it and explain all the shenanigans behind the scenes.
I don´t watch Greta very often. Maybe, if she could ask a question in a single sentence it would be better. The multiple attempts either to explain what she´s trying to ask or to rephrase make it difficult to follow.
OTOH, if she´s a friend of Sarah Palin, I´ll give her another chance.
Have you ever noticed the way some posted comments on Ldotter threads like this one get more and more free and easy as “Happy Hour” approaches, gets well underway and becomes even more uninhibited as time staggers, I mean marches, on? Just wondering if you’ve ever noticed, that’s all. Oh, by the way… Cheers!
Wow I´d sure hate to work for any of you folks. You are entitled to your opinions but business wise you must know little about financing a business. It sound like you´ll fire all your money makers and bring in losers that will bankrupt you.
Regardless of your opinions, Fox hosts/shows have been consistently in the TOP 10. You hate O´Reilly but he has been #1 for over 10 years, obviously bringing the most money. Hannity and Shep are in the top 5 so they must be bringing in the money. Grta and Megan are in the top 10 of all shows so go ahead and fire them and bring in the mediocre money losers like those at CNN and MSNBC.
It would be nice to know how everyone in the country hates O´Reilly, and state they refuse to watch his show, yet he comes out #1 consistently every year over all the others at Fox and all the other Cable Networks. Explain that to me.
I´ll never forget how gracious Greta was during her visits with the Palin family. She trekked up to Wasilla and spent time with family. Great was respectful, friendly, and fair toward the Palins.
I suspect that Great´s a liberal, and who cares? She does a fine job of not inserting her own political leanings into every story she covers. I wish other journalists worked hard at that - like they used to.
O´Reilly is #1 because of his "fair & balanced" format of having both sides of an issue represented so you can get an better understanding of the issue. All you have to do is get by his ego and rude interrupting and concentrate on content. Hannity sometimes get a little shrill and sophomoric but means well and does a good job of blasting the liberals. Now Greta..I have to comment to #38 by saying that if she respects facts and is in touch with reality she IS a conservative. I just think she was respecting her husbands desires to find another work schedule that she apparently could not initially do at Fox so she explored doing it with her old employer. When that was not successful, Fox killed two birds with one stone by taking advantage of GV´s desire for a schedule change to promote Kelly. Win-win.
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President Obama, in remarks about the economy today, said, The combined trends of income inequality and decreasing (economic) mobility pose a fundamental threat to the American dream, our way of life, and what we stand for around the globe. He then called for — drum roll – a higher minimum wage, repeal of the sequester, and extension of unemployment compensation benefits. And he stressed that Obamacare will boost the economy. It doesn’t appear to have dawned on the president yet that we’re entering the sixth year of the Obama presidency.
Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, said she was opposed to Detroit selling off its renowned museum art collection, which is valued at $1 billion to $2 billion, to help pay down the bankrupt city´s estimated $18 billion in debt. She said the collection should be kept since it would be a cultural boon to the city once it does recover. "Detroit can be a jewel (again) in that state. I would caution against selling the kind of assets that that art collection is," she told the Washington Examiner during a Wednesday morning breakfast with reporters hosted by
Kentucky Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes appears to have stolen her family’s “favorite recipes” she posted on her campaign website, when commemorating Thanksgiving last week. The Democratic challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) displayed recipes for a “cranberry-pineapple salad” and a “sweet potato casserole,” both of which were “near-exact copies” of recipes online. The Hill reports: Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes’s family recipes, posted on her website on Wednesday for the Thanksgiving holiday, appear to be lifted from other websites. One, for cranberry-pineapple salad, is a near-exact copy of a Kraft recipe for “Festive Cranberry-Pineapple Salad,” as posted to
The 2013 hurricane season just ended as one of the five quietest years since 1960. But don’t expect anyone who pointed to last year’s hurricanes as “proof” of the need to act against global warming to apologize; the warmists don’t work that way. Warmist claims of a severe increase in hurricane activity go back to 2005 and Hurricane Katrina. The cover of Al Gore’s 2009 book, “Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis,” even features a satellite image of the globe with four major hurricanes superimposed. Yet the evidence to the contrary was there all along. Back in 2005 I
The proper thing to do after inadvertently publishing a hoax is to apologize. These things happen, after all. Publishers are not omniscient and mistakes can be made. Apologize, seek forgiveness, and then take steps to prevent future mistakes. It’s simple, really. But — apparently — not simple enough for the Huffington Post. As I pointed out yesterday, HuffPo published an essay entitled “Why I Make Terrible Decisions, or, Poverty Thoughts” — an essay that purports to describe one woman’s experience with poverty. The essay went viral, and the response was so overwhelming that the author set up a gofundme page and raised
The largest government employee union in the country issued a call-to-arms to its 80,000 Facebook followers, encouraging them to leave negative Amazon.com reviews for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s new book, “Unintimidated: A Governor’s Story and a Nation’s Challenge.” “Don’t waste a second reading it though,” reads a post from the Facebook page of the American Federation of State, City, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). “Let us save you some time by sending you right to the parts where he mocks public employees as lazy, overpaid, and corrupt here and here.” Walker’s book was released November 19.
I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist. For me it was always Oswald by himself from the Texas School Book Depository and nothing in the intervening fifty years has disabused me of this notion. For the most part, I’m an Occam’s Razor kind of guy — the most obvious explanation is likely to be true. (Snip) To put it bluntly, Occam’s Razor has moved. Things that were once possibilities now seem almost certainties to me. Principal among those is that Obama’s academic records are perpetually unavailable for a reason — and that reason is most likely that they reveal
One of President Obama´s chief political assets has been his ability to excite young people like almost no politician in history. But the days of America´s youth fawning over the president are over. A new Harvard University Institute of Politics poll released Wednesday confirms what other surveys have shown in recent months: Millennials have soured on Obama so much this year that their opinion of him largely mirrors the American public´s. Even though Obama does not ever have to face another election, he should be worried about the findings for a couple of reasons, which we will dive into momentarily.
Last summer on his $100 million family tour of Africa, Barack Obama hoped for a priceless photo op with Nelson Mandela, the ailing freedom pioneer who went from prison cell to the presidency of South Africa. Mandela´s family suggested that wouldn’t happen. So, the Obamas did a photo op in Mandela´s former prison cell. Which Obama’s White House quickly tweeted upon word of the icon´s passing at 95. [Skip] But Obama was also caught staring at television coverage of Mandela’s passing, which became Obama’s Photo of the Day.
Hardly a week goes by without Hillary Clinton receiving another award. Last month she was named a “Global Champion” by the International Medical Corps, received the American Patriot Award at the National Defense University Foundation and the Hermandad Award from the Mexican American Leadership Initiative. [Snip] At this rate, if a bunch of elderly left-wing Swedes toss her the Nobel Peace Prize early on, the way they did to Obama, it will barely rate mention among all the other glittering trophies that have been bestowed on a woman whose only actual accomplishment was being married to a crooked governor with
A stunning new study unveiled on Fox News´ Hannity finds that President Barack Obama’s White House calendar records just one face-to-face meeting between Obama and his Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in the more than three-and-a-half years leading up to the disastrous Obamacare launch. The startling statistic comes from a new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) analysis of Obama’s own official White House calendar, as well as the Politico presidential calendar, and raises new questions about Obama’s executive leadership and management throughout the implementation of his singular legislative achievement. More alarming still, the president’s schedule lists 277 private
Speaker John Boehner said his party should support gay Republican congressional candidates and urged his colleagues to “be a little more sensitive” when running against women. “Some of our members just aren’t as sensitive as they ought to be,” Boehner said. When asked if he thinks his party should support gay candidates, Boehner simply said: “I do.”
In February, the Bush family’s personal emails were hacked by Guccifer, a hacker who uncovered photographs of former President George H. W. Bush in a hospital bed and George W. Bush’s oil paintings in the process. It seems Guccifer has struck again, this time targeting former President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Library. The hacker has reportedly uncovered doodles of Clinton drawing on what were, at the time, classified documents. Among the doodles is apparently a picture of a penis. The document uncovered is a briefing of the strategic measures the United States could take prior Clinton’s decision to intervene in
Denver - A baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs or face fines, a judge said Friday. The order from administrative law judge Robert N. Spencer said Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver discriminated against a couple "because of their sexual orientation by refusing to sell them a wedding cake for their same-sex marriage." The order says the cake-maker must "cease and desist from discriminating" against gay couples. Although the judge did not impose fines in this case, the business will face penalties if it continues to turn away gay
Amid an array of “knock-out” attacks against a number of Jews in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood, a city councilwoman pointed to the success of the Jewish community as triggering the aggression. Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo emphasized that while she “admire[s] the Jewish community immensely” for its work ethic, black teens may see it differently. “While I personally regard this level of tenacity, I also recognize that for others, the accomplishments of the Jewish community triggers feelings of resentment, and a sense that Jewish success is not also their success,” Cumbo, who was recently elected, wrote in a letter. Chief among the issues
On Tuesday, The Boston Globe reported that Onyango “Omar” Obama, uncle to President Obama, says that his famous nephew stayed with him while a student at Harvard Law School in the 80s, in contradiction to The White House’s contention that the two had never met. At Thursday’s White House daily briefing, Press Secretary Jay Carney confirmed that the President had, in fact, briefly stayed with “his father’s half-brother,” as Carney described Omar Obama, and that no one had actually asked the President about it when the White House initially commented. The 69 year-old Omar Obama has been facing deportation back
The world premiere of the “Ballad for Trayvon Martin for Orchestra and Jazz Quartet” is set for tonight. Princeton University’s director of its jazz-studies program composed the work in honor of the Florida teen. Anthony D. J. Branker told the Star-Ledger that the piece is intended to “be a form of healing” after Martin’s death and the controversial court case that followed it. The ballad, which will be performed by the university’s official orchestra and jazz ensemble, is intended to be a tribute to victims of racial violence, Branker explained. He hopes that the performance will be “one that speaks to
WASHINGTON – A fourth straight month of solid hiring cut the U.S. unemployment rate to a five-year low of 7 percent in November, an encouraging sign for the economy. The Labor Department says employers added 203,000 jobs, nearly matching October´s revised gain of 200,000. The job gains helped lower the unemployment rate from 7.3 percent in October. The strengthening job market is likely to fuel speculation that the Federal Reserve may start to scale back its bond purchases when it meets later this month. The economy has now generated an average of 204,000 jobs from August through November. That´s up