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  • Hillary misleading about email probe during debate, former FBI agents say

    02/05/2016 5:23:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 5, 2016 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne
    Hillary Clinton used misleading language in Thursday night's Democratic debate to describe the ongoing FBI investigation into her use of a private email server to conduct official government business while she was secretary of state, according to former senior FBI agents. In the New Hampshire debate with Senator Bernie Sanders, which aired on MSNBC, Clinton told moderator Chuck Todd that nothing would come of the FBI probe, "I am 100 percent confident. This is a security review that was requested. It is being carried out." Not true says Steve Pomerantz, who spent 28 years at the FBI, and rose from...
  • Chuck Todd: Trump Event Had ‘Rock Concert Atmosphere’ Versus ‘Low Energy’ GOP Debate

    01/28/2016 9:53:43 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 104 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | January 28
    While Thursday night's GOP debate was still on-going, NBC's Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd appeared on MSNBC's The Last Word and hyped that Donald Trump events like the one he held instead of attending the debate have a "sort of like this rock concert feel" while the latest Republican presidential debate felt like it was "low energy" instead. After joking that Rick Santorum was desperately trying to not stand directly behind the Trump campaign podium at the so-called event for veterans, Todd mentioned that he was there for awhile before coming back to the debate site and noticed that...
  • Chuck Todd's Softball to Hillary on E-Mails: 'Are You Concerned?'

    01/24/2016 4:54:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 24, 2016 | Tim Graham
    NBC Meet the Press host Chuck Todd conducted a pretty soft interview with Hillary Clinton on Sunday, especially the way he let Mrs. Clinton get away with suggesting there is no e-mail scandal and “I cannot control what the Republicans leak,” as if the Inspector General of the intelligence community is some kind of Republican plant. Chuck Todd's Softball to Hillary on E-Mails: 'Are You Concerned?'Todd left it for the end of the interview, and only asked her if she was “concerned” – the softest possible way of putting it, not the Tim Russert way. Last week you were asked...
  • Morning Joe Food-fight as Chuck Todd Claims Petraeus' Email Abuse 'Worse' Than Hillary's

    01/21/2016 5:24:33 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hillary Clinton's defense lawyers made a stunning appearance on today's Morning Joe, asserting that David Petraeus' mishandling of his emails was "worse" than what Hillary did, and arguing that she should not be charged. Oh, wait: those weren't Hillary's lawyers: they were NBC's Chuck Todd, and politician-turned-professor Harold Ford, Jr. Can anyone recall this level of naked partisan advocacy by an MTP host? And when Ford would not stop telling Joe Scarborough that he "had" to agree with Todd, Scarborough eventually snapped at Ford "you're a gd lawyer." View the video here.
  • GOP Strategist Alex Castellanos: "No Takers" For My Anti-Trump Campaign; "Too Late" To Stop Trump

    01/10/2016 11:16:22 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 73 replies
    GOP Strategist Alex Castellanos: "No Takers" For My Anti-Trump Campaign; "Too Late" To Stop Trump Posted on January 10, 2016 Veteran Republican consultant Alex Castellanos tells Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd he has been unable to convince major Republican donors to fund an anti-Trump campaign ad blitz. Castellanos said there were several factors but the possibility of Cruz being elevated by Trump's demise was something the establishment did not want to risk. "No takers," Castellanos said about his anti-Trump campaign. *snip* "Is it too late," Chuck Todd asked? "It's too late," Castellanos conceded.
  • Best Bet to Beat Hillary? Mika Says It's Trump

    12/18/2015 5:23:46 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The polls might currently be showing something else, but Mika Brzezinski's view on which Republican has the best shot at beating Hillary Clinton might surprise you. On today's Morning Joe, Mika said "If you want someone to beat Hillary Clinton, it would be Donald Trump. Because he will do things that none of those candidates will do . . . The Democratic party has a problem if Trump wins the nomination." Mika's comments came after Chuck Todd suggested that for now, Republican voters are looking for "bold colors" [i.e. Trump], but later might become more pragmatic and turn to someone...
  • Kerry: 'For The Most Part' We Know Who's Coming Into Our Country

    12/13/2015 10:42:58 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 84 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ain't that reassuring? . . . On today's Meet the Press, John Kerry told Chuck Todd that "for the most part" we know who's entering our country. Kerry's statement came after he boasted about the Obama admin's "huge process" for vetting visa applicants. Not huge enough to catch Tafsheen Malik. Knowing for "the most part" who is entering the US is dangerously insufficient, given the hundreds of thousands of "refugees" and other immigrants from Muslim lands that President Obama wants to admit. Also troubling was Kerry's response to Todd's question, whether, given that Malik had posted her radical views online...
  • Sen. Flake Speaks at Scottsdale Mosque Service

    12/12/2015 1:06:16 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 28 replies
    12news.com ^ | December 11, 2015
    Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake told worshipers at a north Scottsdale mosque Friday that the rhetoric on display in the GOP presidential campaign this week does not fit American ideals. "This was a difficult week in Washington," the Mesa Republican told more than 200 worshipers at the Islamic Center of the North East Valley. "We are a better country than has been on display this week." "My hope and prayer today is that isolated voices calling for division are overwhelmed by the chorus of voices in this room today calling for acceptance, tolerance and inclusion."
  • GOP senator: Why politicians secretly oppose Trump

    12/11/2015 6:02:57 PM PST · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/11/15 | Anna Giaritelli
    Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake shocked MSNBC's Chuck Todd Thursday evening with his candid response that Republican lawmakers won't publicly admit they oppose Donald Trump as the GOP presidential nominee because they fear the front-runner would launch a third-party run. "Those who don't want a Republican in the White House want Republicans to say this because the most likely scenario if there's not a Republican in the White House will be because Donald Trump runs as a third-party candidate and if Republicans say now we will not support the ultimate nominee, that gives Donald Trump license to run as a third-party...
  • Gather around campers, Uncle Chuck is going to explain why he knows better about Islam

    12/10/2015 9:35:27 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/10/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    There is no chance that the Leftist media will “get it” any time soon. They all believe they can be Uncle Walter Cronkite and just feed us lies. Now that we are beginning to wake to the dangers of Islam, the media is worried and upset at our “lack of knowledge.” They could have been telling us the truth about Muslims for years but chose not to; so have lost their grip on public opinion. To change this, Chuck Todd is trying his hand at being Uncle Walter. Out of pure panic, Uncle Chuck had to call an emergency campfire...
  • VANITY about an article from November 20, 2015 Time Magazine: CNN Announces Criteria for Next Republ

    Chuck Todd On The Latest Terrorism News HH: Yeah, because Chris Christie said last hour on this program I wonder if the President is going to mock me as a tough guy now for worrying about widows, because this was a black widow. That is where my observation is taking me. And Christie just hammered the President. (Excuse us, Christie does not hammer Obama more than Trump. Christie is only trying to become a mini Trump) What do you think happens now inside the White House on their reluctance to use the term Islamist terror, on the jayvee stuff coming...
  • Chuck Todd Shudders at Coming ‘Islamophobia’ – ‘It’s Going to Get Ugly’

    12/03/2015 5:08:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 3, 2015 | Michael McKinney
    MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall had Chuck Todd on for two segments related to the terrorist attack in San Bernardino on Wednesday. When confronted with the idea that this could be terrorism, as many labeled the Colorado Springs shooting, Todd hesitantly said, “I don't know if we want to go down that road, Tamron, just yet. I think, I think let's let all this play out. But I have, I have very, I have some fears of where this conversation goes, if this turns into being an American Muslim, an American citizen, and the investigation comes out that this is...
  • Huckabee Blows Up Chuck Todd's Claim US Better at Assimilation

    11/17/2015 4:37:09 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mike Huckabee might be down in the polls, but he's still up to throwing a good political punch. On this evening's MTP Daily, Chuck Todd suggested, by way of advocating the admission of Syrian refugees, that the US is better than Europe at "assimilation." Retorted Huckabee, speaking of one of the Boston bombers, "he really assimilated, until he blew up the Boston Marathon with a pressure cooker." Ouch! View the video here.
  • Ben Rhodes: Obama Not Worried About Taking Syrian Refugees

    11/15/2015 11:25:36 AM PST · by Rockitz · 51 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 15 Nov 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” the deputy national security adviser for strategic communication for President Barack Obama Ben Rhodes said the president is not worried about America taking Syrian refugees despite reports that at least one man linked to the Paris attacks registered as refugee in Greece. Host Chuck Todd said, “If anything, ISIS looks like they’re more ambitious than ever.” Rhodes replied, “Well clearly, Chuck, they’ll have to be an intensification of our efforts, to look at what has worked in the application of the strategy and what hasn’t. What we see works, getting equipment arms directly to...
  • Ryan on MTP: No immigration reform while Obama’s in office

    11/02/2015 9:00:40 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/02/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Speaks slowly so Chuck Todd can understand It’s not easy making a worthwhile point when you go on Meet the Press, because you have to answer questions from Chuck Todd, who never asks you about anything worthwhile. But Speaker Paul Ryan did a pretty good job regardless in his appearance yesterday. Conservatives opposed to Ryan because immigration is their number one issue and they think Ryan is a pro-amnesty sellout will be pleased to know - I think, you never know with them - that Ryan vowed there will be no comprehensive immigration reform taken up by the House as...
  • Chuck Todd Calls out Cummings and Benghazi Democrats: Why Did You Shield Hillary Clinton...

    10/25/2015 6:16:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10/25/15 | David Rutz
    Meet The Press host Chuck Todd called out ranking Benghazi Select Committee member Elijah Cummings (D., Md.) and other Democrats Sunday for using so much of their time this week with Hillary Clinton to shield her rather than ask real questions about Clintons handling of the terrorist attack.Less than 25 percent of the Democrats questions, according to the NBC shows calculations, were actually challenging, Todd said. The hearing was referred to as partisan by many mainstream media outlets, but they chose to give it that label because of the Republicans tough questioning of Clinton, not Democrats consistently bashing the proceedings...
  • Carson: No Abortion In Cases Of Rape Or Incest

    10/25/2015 6:09:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/25/15 | Steve Guest
    Ben Carson says, I have plenty of energy, but, you know, I am soft-spoken.In an interview airing Sunday on NBCs Meet the Press with Chuck Todd, Carson responded to Donald Trumps recent critique of him being super low energy explaining, I do have a tendency to be relaxed. Todd asked Carson about Trumps joke regarding Carson overtaking him in a couple of Iowa polls, where Trump said that when Carson was told about the poll numbers, he was sleeping.Carson explained, You know, everybody has their own personality. And if hed like to do that, thats fine. Thats not who I...
  • Ted Cruz Said Republican Leadership Are 'Effective' Democrats (Meet the Press with Video)

    10/18/2015 8:20:35 AM PDT · by Isara · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | Oct 18 2015 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    Watch the video at the link.Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, R-Texas, unloaded on Republican leadership in the House and Senate and vowed to follow through on his promises should he be elected president. In an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," Cruz said Republican leaders, especially in the Senate, are "making it easier for Barack Obama and [Senate Minority Leader] Harry Reid to add trillions in debt." "The truth of the matter is Republican leadership are the most effective Democrat leaders we've ever seen. They've passed more Democratic priorities than Harry Reid ever could," Cruz said. But even after House...
  • Cruz: No More Nation Building [VIDEO]

    10/18/2015 8:47:25 AM PDT · by Isara · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/18/2015 | Steve Guest
    Ted Cruz says that in Afghanistan, “I don’t believe we should be engaged in nation building.”Cruz, appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday, blasted Barack Obama’s Afghanistan decision, insisting, “It’s a recognition that what the President has been saying for years, that Al Qaeda is decimated was never true. That it was political spin.” “The reality is we live in an incredibly dangerous world and sadly the failures of the Obama/Clinton foreign policy have made the dangers greater,” Cruz claimed.Todd later asked Cruz, “If you become President though, you’re gonna keep this policy in place of keeping those troops there...
  • Why Donald Trump May Well Become Our Next President

    10/14/2015 1:08:02 PM PDT · by Signalman · 36 replies
    NewEnglishReview ^ | 10/4/2015 | Rebecca Bynum
    I attended a Donald Trump rally yesterday, October 3, in Franklin Tennessee. Ive never seen attendance like it. I arrived an hour early and the line snaked around the building then back on itself around the building again and the people kept coming and coming. They were mostly average working people, I estimate about a third were under 30. All were heartened by the crowd itself. Everyone I spoke to expressed renewed hope for America in this candidate. Eventually, the organizers stopped letting people in and we were all stranded out in the rain. The couple behind me had...
  • Why Bernie Sanders isnt going to be president, in five words

    10/12/2015 1:42:41 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 40 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/12/2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Here's an exchange from Bernie Sanders's appearance on "Meet the Press" on Sunday: CHUCK TODD: Are you a capitalist? @BernieSanders: No. I'm a Democratic Socialist. And, in those five words, Sanders showed why no matter how much energy there is for him on the liberal left he isn't getting elected president. Why? Because Democrat or Republican (or independent), capitalism remains a pretty popular concept especially when compared to socialism. A 2011 Pew Research Center survey showed that 50 percent of people had a favorable view of capitalism, while 40 percent had an unfavorable one. Of socialism, just...
  • CHUCK TODD: THE TED CRUZ MOMENT IS COMING

    10/12/2015 9:34:39 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 86 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 10/12/2015 | RightScoop
    A great video from Meet the Press yesterday where Chuck Todd and the Panel agree that Ted Cruz has positioned himself better than anyone else with a great organization and as an articulate voice that can tap into the so-called outsiders:
  • Sanders Cant Bring Himself To Say He Hates Obamacare: I Want To Move From It

    10/11/2015 11:12:05 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 11, 2015 | Steve Guest
    Bernie Sanders said, I want to move from Obamacare Sunday on Meet the Press. Sanders told host Chuck Todd, I want to build on the Obamacare But I do believe that when 29 million people still have zero health insurance, and when many more are underinsured with large deductibles and copayments, and when we pay much more per capita, and when we pay the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs, you know what, Chuck? I think we can do a little better. Todd then pressed Sanders, So its fair to say, yeah, you want to replace Obamacare? Sanders...
  • From Donald Trump, Hints of a Campaign Exit Strategy

    10/09/2015 12:30:21 PM PDT · by VinL · 88 replies
    NYTIMES ^ | 10/9/15 | Maggie Hagerman
    In unmistakable ways over the last two weeks, whether he has intended to or not, Donald J. Trump has started to articulate a way out of the presidential race: a verbal parachute that makes clear he has contemplated the factors that would cause him to end his bid. It is a prospect that many in the political establishment have privately predicted as the actual voting grows closer. In three separate television interviews, Mr. Trump, who has made his standing in the polls a central facet of his campaign message, spoke about what would prompt him to quit a race in...
  • Trump: I support Putin 'bombing the hell' out of ISIS

    10/04/2015 5:54:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 169 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/4/15 | Al Weaver
    Donald Trump does not trust Russian President Vladimir Putin, but he is supportive of one thing Putin is doing on the world stage. During an interview with "Meet The Press" Sunday, Trump told moderator Chuck Todd that he supports Putin going out and "bombing the hell" out of the Islamic State in Syria, despite that they are doing so to support Syrian President Bashir al-Assad. "I like that Putin is bombing the hell out of ISIS, and it's going to be ISIS. I'll tell you why Putin has to get rid of ISIS because Putin doesn't want ISIS coming...
  • Donald trump Meet The Press FULL Interview 10/4/2015

    10/04/2015 9:03:17 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 56 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10-4-2015 | Meet The Press
    Published on Oct 4, 2015 In the full "Meet the Press" interview Donald Trump talks Syria, Russia and when he would consider getting out of the race. Trump's tells chuck todd his view on if Gadhafi and Hussein were still in power and if Assad were stronger, the Middle East would be more stable. Donald Trump: 'Guns or No Guns, It Doesn't Matter' Donald Trump responds to President Obama's comments about the mass shooting in Oregon and points the finger at the problem of mental health. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, when asked if he believes the Middle East would...
  • Hillary: I'll 'Impose Much Harsher Restrictions' Under Dodd-Frank

    09/28/2015 4:04:21 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Wait a second: wasn't it just this month that Hillary's handlers announced they were going to have her show a warm 'n fuzzy side, with more "heart?" So who was the genius who coached Clinton to announce that as president she would "impose much harsher restrictions" on financial institutions under Dodd-Frank? She'll "impose much harsher restrictions?" Brr! Isn't that the Stone Cold Hillary Clinton whose image was being re-engineered? Clinton made her "much harsher" comment in remarks aired on today's debut episode of MTP Daily in response to Chuck Todd's question as to where she differs from President Obama. View...
  • Hillary Supporters All Have Suspiciously Identical Feelings About Meet the Press Interview

    09/28/2015 11:11:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/28/15 | Alex Griswold
    In a massive coincidence, every single Hillary Clinton staffer and surrogate who watched the Democratic presidential candidates Meet the Press interview had the exact same thoughts, sometimes using identical language.... Now at first, it may appear that these responses were all coordinated in some fashion. However, it would be against the law for campaign officials to coordinate with a pro-Clinton Super PAC director like Brad Woodhouse. So clearly its a coincidence that his tweet was identical to Clinton staffer Karen Finneys.
  • Colin Powell: Iran pact a 'pretty good deal'

    09/06/2015 12:21:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/06/2015 | Scott Wong
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell came out in support of President Obamas agreement to curb Irans nuclear program, calling it a pretty good deal. Powell, a retired general who led the State Department under GOP President George W. Bush, said he had vigorously studied the deal and listened to arguments from both supporters and opponents. My judgment after balancing those two sets of information is that its a pretty good deal, Powell declared on NBCs Meet the Press. The great concern from the opposition is that were leaving open a lane for Iran to create a nuclear weapon in...
  • Colin Powell Backs Iran Deal as Israel Lobby Crumbles

    09/06/2015 12:12:28 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/06/2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    Former Secretary of State and Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell backed the Iran deal on Sunday. The retired statesman, who played a key role in the push for war in Iraq, later supported Barack Obama for president. Powell made his announcements on NBC NewsMeet the Press on Sunday. My judgmentis that its a pretty good deal. Powell said that while Iran could continue working towarda nuclear weapon when the deal expires, the agreement would at least slow that down. We have stopped this highway race that they were going down. Powell added that they get nothing...
  • MSNBC: Hillary wont reassure Dems email scandal is over - because more is coming.

    09/28/2015 11:20:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/28/15 | Robert Laurie
    Crisis Managed is not Crisis Ended If you tuned in Sunday morning to see the inevitable candidates Meet The Press interview with Chuck Todd, you likely noticed the moment of the big fail. Yes, the whole segment was another in a long line of Hillary Clintons poor performances, but one question really stood out as problematic. Check Todd acknowledged that Democrats are nervous over Hillarys seemingly endless scandals, and he offered her the chance to reassure them that there was nothing more to the email story:
  • Chuck ToddHillary Signalling More Email 'Stuff' Will Come Out

    09/28/2015 6:11:57 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Don't put that popcorn-popper away just yet . . . On today's Morning Joe, Chuck Todd said he felt that in his Meet the Press interview of Hillary Clinton yesterday, she was signalling to her Dem supporters that there could be more damaging revelations to come on the email scandal. Todd was alluding to the moment in the interview in which Hillary agreed with his characterization of a "drip, drip, drip" aspect to the scandal. When Todd asked whether she could "reassure Democrats that there's nothing else here," Hillary's answer was a very un-reassuring "there's only so much I can...
  • Carly Fiorina, Chuck Todd clash over Planned Parenthood claims

    09/27/2015 9:14:14 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/27/2015 | Jonathan Easley
    Carly Fiorina on Sunday defended her assertion that an undercover sting video shows Planned Parenthood officials keeping a fully formed fetus alive to harvest its brain. At the second Republican presidential debate earlier this month, one of Fiorinas strongest moments came when she described a gruesome scene from one of the controversial undercover videos. "A fully-formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says, 'We have to keep it alive to harvest its brain, Fiorina said at the time. Fiorinas description of the scene, and her supporting super-PACs subsequent use of it in an campaign...
  • Trump on a Muslim President: Some People Have Said it Already Happened

    09/20/2015 10:01:16 AM PDT · by springwater13 · 183 replies
    Sunday on NBCs Meet the Press, host Chuck Todd asked Republican front-runner Donald Trump, Can you imagine supporting or being comfortable if a Muslim ever became president of the United States? Trump said, I can say its something that at some point could happen. Well see. I mean you know at some point it could happen. Would I be comfortable? I dont know if we have to address it right now but I think its certainly something that could happen. Talking over Todd he added, Some people have said it already happened, frankly, but, of course, you wouldnt agree with...
  • Colin Powell: Iran Deal is 'Pretty Good Deal'

    09/08/2015 9:34:37 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 09/08/15 | Bradford Thomas
    CHUCK TODD: ...let's start right with Iran. Is this a good deal? COLIN POWELL: I think it is a good deal. I studied very carefully the outline of the deal and what's in that deal. And I've also carefully looked at the opposition to the deal. And my judgment, after balancing those two sets of information is that it's a pretty good deal. Now, I know that there are objections to it, but here's why I think it's a good deal. One of the great concerns that the opposition has, that we're leaving open a lane for the Iranians to...
  • As MSNBC Makes Big Changes, Only One Scenario Remains for Brain Williams

    09/06/2015 9:46:39 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 09/06/2015 | Joe Concha
    As you may have heard, MSNBC has seen some big (and warranted) changes in 2015. Add it all up, and every program that existed from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM EDT as recently as six months ago no long exists. The alterations are swift: A national correspondent (Kate Snow) and a political director (Chuck Todd) will be joining and rejoining, respectively, the 19-year-old cable network. Morning Joe will occupy 25 percent of live (or plausibly live) programming per day. Opinion-based programmingat least after the morning show and before primetimehas been cleared away as a more traditional news focus takes...
  • Dept. of Homeland Security: State Dept. never told us about Hillary Clintons secret server either

    08/24/2015 1:53:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/24/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Readers may be tempted to respond Join the club, but this is — in the words of the Obama administration’s most eloquent figure, a big effin’ deal. The White House has demanded more authority and jurisdiction over private networks as part of its push to improve cybersecurity in the US, even while it has botched its own network security at OPM, the Pentagon, and even the State Department under both Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. The Department of Homeland Security is tasked with auditing the security of federal government networks, but no one at State ever told DHS about...
  • Donald Trump Gives 'Meet the Press' a Ratings Best for Chuck Todd

    08/20/2015 6:03:40 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 8 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 8/20/2015 | Michael O'Connell
    The latest news show to benefit from Donald Trump is Meet the Press. Capping off a stretch of several strong weeks for the NBC show, Chuck Todd's interviews with the Republican presidential candidate (his only appearance on the Sunday shows) and Sen. Bernie Sanders drove ratings to its biggest audience since February 2014. That easily makes it the most-watched since Todd took over from David Gregory last August. Meet the Press averaged 3.612 million viewers on Sunday, averaging 739,000 more than ABC's This Week and 775,000 more than Face the Nation. Compared to last year when the struggling Meet the...
  • Chuck Todd lets the mask slip, reveals the Awful Truth about Hillary

    08/17/2015 7:48:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/17/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    This primary season has the Mainstream media establishment off balance, with their certitudes (Hillary’s a lock; Trump will quickly crumble) in ruins. So discombobulated are they that occasionally a bit of frank truth slips past the internal censor. That appears to be the case with Chuck Todd yesterday, who uttered something very revealing about Hillary Clinton. Pam Key of Breitbart picked up on it: Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” host Chuck Todd played an interview with Democrats at the Iowa State Fair who had many doubts about presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Todd said, “some Democrats I talked to...
  • Donald Trump just had one of his most combative interviews yet (with Chuck Todd on NBC)

    08/16/2015 7:10:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 121 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 16, 2015 | Maxwell Tani
    Donald Trump went back and forth with NBC host Chuck Todd on Sunday in one of his most combative interviews since announcing his presidential candidacy earlier this summer. In a 37-minute conversation on "Meet The Press," Todd pushed Trump on a wide range of issues with which the real-estate magnate would presumably be confronted if he won the presidency in 2016. It forced Trump to be on the defensive on everything from his college record, to outsourcing, to the US role in NATO.
  • Trump calls for U.S. ground troops in Iraq

    08/16/2015 11:41:24 AM PDT · by South40 · 32 replies
    MSN (Time) ^ | 16 AUG 2015 | Justin Worland
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said that the United States should send ground troops into Iraq to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) and use funds from seized oil fields to pay for veteran's services. "You go and knock the hell out of the oil, take back the oil," he said on Sunday during an interview with Meet the Press. "We're going to have so much money." The comments came as part of a wide-ranging interview with Chuck Todd on hot-button political topics from the U.S. debt to the role of lobbyists in Washington.
  • Sunday shows preview: Trump sits down with NBC

    08/15/2015 9:26:17 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 15, 2015, 12:07 pm | Mark Hensch
    GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is participating in his first sit-down Sunday news show interview since entering the race in June. The outspoken billionaire is taping an appearance on NBCs Meet the Press with host Chuck Todd on Saturday while campaigning in Iowa. Its broadcast Sunday illustrates the truce between the two men following a public feud earlier this year. Todd mocked Trumps White House aspirations last January, quipping that nobodys going to mistake Donald Trump for a presidential candidate, I dont think, other than Donald Trump. Trump responded by calling the NBC anchor a real loser who was setting...
  • Chuck Todd: I Will Ask Trump Questions Multiple Times Just to Get an Answer

    08/14/2015 12:56:32 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 72 replies
    Mediate ^ | 3:07 pm, August 14th, 2015 | Andrew Kirell
    Chuck Todd does not intend to let Donald Trump slide away without answering questions on this weekends big Meet the Press showdown. Despite his reputation for phoning-in interviews (perhaps literally?), Trump will sit down with Todd this Sunday morning in Iowa, opening himself up to all kinds of in-person confrontations. Mediaite readers may recall that Trump has a long history of name-calling when it comes to the NBC host, often referring to Todd as sleepy eyes. Speaking with Sirius XM radio host Michael Smerconish on Friday, Todd said that he much prefers the in-person scenario because it helps prevent the...
  • Chuck Todd: Why did Hillary not just turn over a blank server six months ago?

    08/13/2015 7:52:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/13/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Well, there are at least a few potential answers to Chuck Todd’s question on Morning Joe today: Hillary Clinton is a terrible strategist.They’re not sure the server will stay blank.The Clintons think they’re above the law.They assumed the media would give them cover and blame Republicans for being mean to them in the past.All of the above. Frankly, I’m leaning toward 5, with a special emphasis on 1 and 4. Turning over the server at this late date, and at the threat of a subpoena or search warrant, will “now do nothing for her politically,” Todd explains, “nothing to...
  • Donald Trump On Megyn Kelly, Gop Debate & Personal Attacks (Meet The Press)

    08/09/2015 2:43:37 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    Donald Trump joins meet the press to recap gop debate, trump pressed by chuck todd on megyn kelly blood wherever comment he made to don lemon on cnn.
  • MSNBC Shakeup: The Cycle, Alex Wagner, Ed Show Canceled Brian Williams to the Rescue

    07/31/2015 3:44:19 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 18 replies
    breitbart ^ | 30 Jul 2015 | John Sexton
    Shows being canceled outright include The Cycle, a multiple-host show similar to Foxs The Five, Now with Alex Wagner, and The Ed Show. Alex Wagner is expected to remain with the network as is Ari Melber, one of the co-hosts of The Cycle. However, TV Newser reports that Ed Schultz, Abby Huntsman, Toure, and Krystal Ball are out. The Ed Show, which aired at 5pm, will be replaced by a new hour-long program at 5pm hosted by Chuck Todd. Also coming to the networks rescue is disgraced NBC anchor Brian Williams, who was pushed out of his job at the...
  • Chuck Todd: Voters Who Care Walker Never Finished College Degree Wouldn't Vote For Him Anyway

    07/08/2015 5:42:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 8, 2015
    2:52 Video (first 2:00 on Walker) "Chuck Todd says that for some voters, having a president who didn't attend an Ivy League university would be a breath of fresh air, so what do they think about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who never finished his college degree because he got a good job in his senior year? "For the voters that this matters for, he was never going to be their first or second choice anyway."
  • Todd Grills Cruz on Immigration, Never Gets an Answer

    07/05/2015 10:44:30 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 122 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 5, 2015 | Evan McMurry
    Meet the Press host Chuck Todd spent several minutes Sunday morning trying to extract an answer from Senator and 2016 candidate Ted Cruz (R-TX) about what the Donald Trump-saluter proposed doing with the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country, and appeared very unhappy when he didnt get one.
  • Ted Cruz defends Donald Trump, slams 'Washington cartel' on immigration

    07/04/2015 12:06:44 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/03/2015 | Ali Breland
    Sen. Ted Cruz defended Donald Trump on immigration and called out “the Washington cartel” he says is ignoring the issue, in an interview to be broadcast Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”“I salute Donald Trump for focusing on the need to address illegal immigration,” Cruz said of his rival for the 2016 GOP nomination, adding that it “seems the favorite sport of the Washington media is to encourage some Republicans to attack other Republicans.”“I’m not interested in Republican on Republican violence,” he told host Chuck Todd, adding that “bold … brash” Trump “has a colorful way of speaking.”The Texas senator’s...
  • Graham: GOP Should Take Gay Marriage Constitutional Amendment Out of Platform

    06/28/2015 8:50:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 28, 2015 | Andrew Stoughton
    Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina told Chuck Todd on NBC's "Meet the Press" that if the Republican party doesn't change its official position on same-sex marriage it will "hurt" the GOP in 2016. In 2012, the Republican platform read, "We reaffirm our support for a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman."