On Tuesday, Hussein Sheikholeslam, a senior foreign affairs adviser to the Iranian parliament claimed that Israel “should be annihilated.” The condemnation came after the United Kingdom reopened their shuttered embassy in Tehran on Monday. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond lauded the move by the British government, citing the current Iranian administration's “more nuanced” attitude toward Israel’s place in the Middle East. This comment resulted in the incendiary correction by the senior official according to Iranian news agency FARS:
By Alatheia Larsen | August 25, 2015 | 3:25 PM EDT
The Canadian government is souring maple syrup production in Quebec, according to The New York Times.
Through the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, an agency, the Times referred to as a “cartel,” the Canadian government has seized control of 70 percent of the world’s maple syrup supply and turned the lives of Canadian farmers upside down.
Joy Behar to Return to 'The View'; 'Full House' Alumna Candace Cameron, ABC Reporter Paula Faris Join ProgramBy Ken Shepherd | August 25, 2015 | 2:47 PM EDT
Liberal comedian Joy Behar will return this fall to ABC's The View, ABCNews.com is reporting. She'll be joined by newcomers Candace Cameron Bure -- best known for her role as D.J. Tanner on the 1990s sitcom Full House, and Paula Faris, a journalist.
By Katie Yoder | August 25, 2015 | 2:27 PM EDT
Journalists, take note: the media may stay forever silent on the videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s demonic trafficking of aborted baby parts, but everyday Americans won’t.
ProtestPP, a coalition of pro-life groups, organized a National Day of Protest challenging Planned Parenthood on Saturday, August 22. While the 353 rallies held across the nation attracted a total of 68,764 attendees, they didn’t capture the attention of the broadcast networks. During their morning and evening news shows, ABC, NBC and CBS censored the crowds.
By Dylan Gwinn | August 25, 2015 | 2:18 PM EDT
Apparently, Iran’s mullahs aren’t the only ones swindling Barack Obama.
Admittedly, the guy declares victory after allowing Iran to police its own nuke program isn’t the toughest mark you could choose, but it doesn’t make this story any less awesome.
By Tom Blumer | August 25, 2015 | 1:01 PM EDT
It doesn't seem likely that an oil company CEO would get the benefit of the doubt Apple CEO Tim Cook received from the press yesterday after he emailed well-known financial commentator and investment adviser Jim Cramer about his company's performance in China.
In an email read over the air on CNBC, Cook reported that "we have continued to experience strong growth for our business in China through July and August." The question is whether, by providing this private disclosure, Cook violated U.S. "fair disclosure" regulations requiring that "materal information" be disclosed to the public.
By Kyle Drennen | August 25, 2015 | 12:33 PM EDT
In a fawning softball interview with New Republic editor Jamil Smith on NBC’s web-based Meet the Press feature Press Pass, moderator Chuck Todd urged the liberal journalist to justify racially divisive reporting: “So let me start with this idea of why we should, in the media, report on identity politics essentially. Why does it matter?”
By Scott Whitlock | August 25, 2015 | 12:27 PM EDT
Sean Hannity is sick of Chris Matthews's "hypocritical" pandering on issues of race, calling out the Hardball anchor, Monday, for smearing Republicans even as he protects MSNBC colleagues. Unloading, Hannity attacked, "...If that hypocrite, that phony, Chris Matthews, is so concerned about race issues, he has a colleague at his own network."
By Geoffrey Dickens | August 25, 2015 | 11:40 AM EDT
First it was a destroyed hard drive, then it was a busted BlackBerry and now we find out Lois Lerner used another personal e-mail account to conduct government business that utilized the alias “Toby Miles.” This IRS targeting scandal has more twists than an old episode of Law and Order, but it’s still not enticing the Big Three networks (ABC, CBS, NBC) to go back to covering it.
By Katie Yoder | August 25, 2015 | 10:29 AM EDT
As with the trailer, there’s one word to describe the new video exposing Planned Parenthood’s harvesting of aborted babies: demonic.
The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released an eighth investigative video on August 25 featuring StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer admitting that her company receives “intact” aborted baby “cases” from clinics and laughing over the thought of shipping baby heads. She also confirmed her company’s once-strong relationship with Planned Parenthood, an abortion giant that only works with abortion “champions.”
By Jeffrey Meyer | August 25, 2015 | 10:20 AM EDT
On Tuesday’s CBS This Morning, reporter Chip Reid touted Democratic outrage over Jeb Bush’s comments over the need to crack down on“birth tourism” as evidence the Republican has “ignited a new controversy” on the issue of birthright citizenship. After the CBS reporter highlighted the ongoing back-and-forth between Bush and GOP frontrunner Donald Trump over the issue of immigration, Reid proclaimed “as Bush stood by his use of the controversial term anchor baby...He ignited a new controversy.”
By Rich Noyes | August 25, 2015 | 9:31 AM EDT
Two weeks after the first GOP presidential debate of Campaign ’16, the broadcast networks continue to obsess over Donald Trump to the near-exclusion of the other sixteen Republican presidential candidates. An MRC analysis of the ABC, CBS and NBC evening news broadcasts during the two weeks prior to the August 6 debate (including weekends) found Trump accounted for 55% of all GOP candidate airtime. After the debate, Trump’s share of the coverage rose even higher, to an astonishing 72% of all GOP airtime.
By Jeffrey Meyer | August 25, 2015 | 8:43 AM EDT
On Tuesday’s Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough hammered liberal New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for “allowing a homeless epidemic to start spreading across New York again.” The MSNBC host argued that the de Blasio policy of allowing homeless to sleep on the streets was ridiculous just because “some left-winger thinks that this is more humane. No, let them just sleep on grates. No, let them sleep in Central Park where they can get beaten up. I mean, this is misguided liberalism at its worse.”
By Mark Finkelstein | August 25, 2015 | 8:23 AM EDT
If you're Hillary Clinton or one of her supporters, this should make your blood run cold. On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough said that the unequivocally pro-Biden statement from Obama spox Josh Earnest yesterday not only sent "a strong, strong message to Hillary" but, echoing the Wall Street Journal, "you wonder whether they're sending a message to the Justice Department as well."
Has there ever been anything quite like this in the history of American politics? It's one thing for a president to encourage his veep's presidential ambitions. It's entirely another for a president to put his 800-lb. thumb on the political scales by suggesting to his Justice Department that he'd like it to launch an investigation of the veep's main rival.
By Curtis Houck | August 25, 2015 | 7:04 AM EDT
Amid the growing rumors on Monday night surrounding a possible presidential run by Vice President Joe Biden, CNN’s AC360 couldn’t help but still mention Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton with chief national correspondent John King ruling that some criticism of Clinton “isn’t quite probably not fair” while David Gergen touted her as “a calm, steadying force.”