Friday, July 20, 2018

MixedTimes - Pam Key

Ellison: Not Allowing People to Cross Border Freely Creates 'Injustice'

Ellison: Not Allowing People to Cross Border Freely Creates 'Injustice'

During an interview with the editor-in-chief of Tikkun Magazine, Rabbi Michael Lerner‏, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) said it was an “injustice” that corporations are allowed to cross borders seeking low wage workers but workers are not allowed to cross the border seeking higher wages.

NBC's Chuck Todd: Strzok Hearing In 'Same Category' as McCarthyism

NBC's Chuck Todd: Strzok Hearing In 'Same Category' as McCarthyism

Friday on MSNBC, the host of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Chuck Todd criticized the congressional hearing for the way Peter Strzok, the FBI agent removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s 2016 election interference, was “treated.

CNN's Navarro: I Don’t Know How Anyone with a Conscience Can Vote for Pro Trump 'Rubber Stamp' Republican

CNN's Navarro: I Don’t Know How Anyone with a Conscience Can Vote for Pro Trump 'Rubber Stamp' Republican

Thursday onCNN’s “Newsroom,”network commentatorAna Navarro said she didn’tknow how anyone ”with a conscience” couldvote for a Republican who is a “rubber stamp” for President Donald Trump. Navarro said, “The problem, though, is that in so many races around the country, the issue is not what your policies are, the issue is not what you’re offering, the only issue that’s getting debated in Republican primaries is just how close you are to Trump and how much you’re going to be a rubber stamp for him.

NBC's Chuck Todd: Trump 'Is Winning,' Dems Are 'Reeling'

NBC's Chuck Todd: Trump 'Is Winning,' Dems Are 'Reeling'

Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” host Chuck Todd saidPresident Donald Trump “is winning.” Todd said, “The announced retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy this week helped make one political reality clear: Despite his overall unpopularity, President Trump is winning, and the Democrats right now are reeling.

CNN’s Acosta Shouts Out to Trump: 'Will You Stop Calling the Press the Enemy of the People?’

CNN’s Acosta Shouts Out to Trump: 'Will You Stop Calling the Press the Enemy of the People?’

Friday at the White House after President Donald Trump’s remarks on the tax cut,CNN’s chief White House correspondentJim Acosta shouted several times, “Will you stop calling the press the enemy of the people?” Trump addressed the Capital Gazette shooting by saying, “This attack shocked the conscience of our nation and filled our hearts with grief.

FBI Chief Christopher Wray: 'I’ve Never Completely Understood the Term Deep State’

FBI Chief Christopher Wray: 'I’ve Never Completely Understood the Term Deep State’

Thursdaywhile testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, FBI Director Christopher Wray said he never had “completely understood” the concept of a “deep state” in government. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) asked, “So I asked in another hearing, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, was there a deep state at the State Department.

John Kerry: Trump Playing Into Putin's Narrative In 'Very Dangerous Ways'

John Kerry: Trump Playing Into Putin's Narrative In 'Very Dangerous Ways'

Thursday onMSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” former Secretary of StateJohn Kerry said President Donald Trump has “played into”Russian President Vladimir Putin’s anti-America “narrative in very, very dangerous ways” in an appearance from the Aspen Ideas Festival.

Pelosi: Supreme Court Has Done 'Violence’ to Our Democracy

Pelosi: Supreme Court Has Done 'Violence’ to Our Democracy

Thursday at a press conference, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said the Supreme Court’s decision on Janus v. AFSCME, which struck down laws requiring government workers to pay union fees, was “violence to our democracy.

Dem Sen Whitehouse: 'McConnell Rule' Should Apply to Kennedy Successor

Dem Sen Whitehouse: 'McConnell Rule' Should Apply to Kennedy Successor

Wednesday onCNN’s “The Situation Room,” Sen.Sheldon Whitehouse(D-RI) said since Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement is so close to 2018 midterms, Democrats should demand the standard set by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) when he blocked President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland citing the 2016 election.

D. L. Hughley: Trump's 'Supporters Definitely Don't Think Racism Is a Disqualifier'

D. L. Hughley: Trump's 'Supporters Definitely Don't Think Racism Is a Disqualifier'

Tuesdayon MSNBC’s “The Beat,” comedian D. L. Hughley said President Donald Trump’s supporters didn’t think racism was “a disqualifier.” Hughley said, “When you have a president that is lower than norms of civility, when you call people racist names and misogynist names, xenophobic names, you can’t be shocked when people that represent you — you know everyone is talking about how Sarah Huckabee Sanders and the whole red onion thing and how uncivil that was.

GOP Rep Norman: House Members Pushing Ryan to Censure Rep Waters

GOP Rep Norman: House Members Pushing Ryan to Censure Rep Waters

Tuesdayon Laura Ingraham’s nationally syndicated radio show, Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) said Republican House members met with Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) to request he censure Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) for her commentssuggesting people harass members of the administration of President Donald Trump at stores, restaurants, and gas stations.

Comey: 'Sure' I Was Deeply Suspicious of Trump From the Start

Comey: 'Sure' I Was Deeply Suspicious of Trump From the Start

Tuesdayon BBC’s “Hardtalk,” former FBI Director James Comey replied “sure” when asked if he was “deeply suspicious and skeptical” of President Donald Trump “from the start.” Host Stephen Sackur said, “Seems to me in your dealings with Donald Trump, from the get-go, from your first meeting with him before the inauguration in January of 2017, you very far from bringing a blank slate to your view of him, to your meetings with him, you were deeply suspicious and skeptical of Trump from the start, and that comes out clearly in your recollections in your memoir.

Cory Booker: Trump's 'Religious Test' Travel Ban Is a 'Moral Assault' on America

Cory Booker: Trump's 'Religious Test' Travel Ban Is a 'Moral Assault' on America

Tuesday on CNN’s “Newsroom,” Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) reacted to the Supreme Court upholding President Donald Trump’s travel ban on several majority Muslim nations. Booker said, “A religion-based travel ban, it makes no sense when you look at the countries in terms of security, it really was about our safety, it would be a different list, a different tailored lists.

Crowd Yells ‘Go Home Jim’ at CNN’s Acosta at Trump Rally

Crowd Yells ‘Go Home Jim’ at CNN’s Acosta at Trump Rally

Mondayin South Carolina, the rally crowd waiting for President Donald Trump shouted, “Go home Jim” at CNN’s White House correspondent Jim Acosta. Acosta was doing a live shot during “The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer,” while a woman held up a “CNN Sucks” sign behind him.

Dem Rep Espaillat on Waters Calling for Harassment of Trump Officials: ‘I Support it’

Dem Rep Espaillat on Waters Calling for Harassment of Trump Officials: ‘I Support it’

Monday onCNN’s “New Day,” Rep.Adriano Espaillat(D-NY) said he “supports” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) calling on the public to “harass” members of the Trump administration. Partial transcript as follows: BERMAN: Are you comfortable with that, telling members of the administration they’re not welcome? ESPAILLAT: I love Aunty Maxine.

NBC's Engel: People Fleeing 'War Zone Dynamic' in El Salvador

NBC's Engel: People Fleeing 'War Zone Dynamic' in El Salvador

Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” NBC News chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel said people were fleeing a “war-zone dynamic” in Central America. Partial transcript as follows: TODD: Richard Engel returned last night from a trip to El Salvador where he reported why people are willing to risk this dangerous journey and family separation to come to the United States, and Richard joins me now from Seaside, California, where we made him stop here to get on our show.

Flake Calls on Trump to Stop His Attacks on Democrats Over Immigration

Flake Calls on Trump to Stop His Attacks on Democrats Over Immigration

Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) said President Donald Trump needed to stop attackingDemocrats’ on immigration. Flake said, “Congress has to fix this. And what’s bothersome is the president’s rhetoric about the Democrats and their unwillingness to have any type of border security or control.

Rep Gutierrez: Trump Uses 'Cruel, Inhumane Policies' to Gin Up His Base

Rep Gutierrez: Trump Uses 'Cruel, Inhumane Policies' to Gin Up His Base

Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,”Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) described the Trump administration’s immigration policy as “cruel” and “inhumane,” and added President Donald Trump’s rhetoric was used to “gin up” his political base ahead of the midterms.

Ana Navarro: Melania Is 'Trying to Self-Deport from the White House'

Ana Navarro: Melania Is 'Trying to Self-Deport from the White House'

Friday on ABC’s “The View,” guest co-host and CNN contributorAna Navarro said first lady Melania Trump was “trying to self-deport from the White House.” During a debate over Melania‘s “I REALLY DON’T CARE DO U” jacket she wore on her way toa border detention facility in Texas, co-hostJoy Behar said, “Is this just another case of a wife cleaning up for her husband? Or will this do something?” Sunny Hostin said, “She is trolling her husband.

MSNBC’s Deutsch: Trump Voters Are 'Standing at the Border Like Nazis'

MSNBC’s Deutsch: Trump Voters Are 'Standing at the Border Like Nazis'

Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” network contributorDonny Deutsch said President Donald Trump’s voters who support his immigration policies were essentially “standing at the border like Nazis.” Deutsch said “This can no longer be about who Trump is.

Giuliani on Strzok Texts: How Can We Trust Anything the Mueller Team Is Doing?

Giuliani on Strzok Texts: How Can We Trust Anything the Mueller Team Is Doing?

Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” former Mayor of New York City and President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani said the bias from Peter Strzok, the FBI agent responsible for anti-Trump text messages has permanently tainted special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.

Dem Senator Klobuchar: Trump Is 'Holding Children Hostage'

Dem Senator Klobuchar: Trump Is 'Holding Children Hostage'

Mondayon MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) said the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy of separating migrant children from their parents was an attempt to hold “children hostage” for “leverage” on immigration legislation.

Rob Reiner: Breitbart Is 'Essentially State-Run Media'

Rob Reiner: Breitbart Is 'Essentially State-Run Media'

Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” director and liberal activist Rob Reiner called Breitbart News Network “essentially state-run media.” Reiner said, “It’s more difficult now than it has ever been — first, to hold people in power accountable, to risk access and all of that, but also you have a mainstream media that is feeding the base of Donald Trump.

ICE Chief Homan: Passing DACA Will Increase Illegal Crossings

ICE Chief Homan: Passing DACA Will Increase Illegal Crossings

Tuesday at the Center for Immigration Studies at the National Press Club, acting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Thomas Homan said if Congress passes a cleanDeferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) bill it will cause “increases” of “illegal crossings.

Newt Gingrich to ABC's 'The View': Our Government Is Corrupt

Newt Gingrich to ABC's 'The View': Our Government Is Corrupt

Tuesday on ABC’s “The View,”former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich replied “yes” when asked if he thought the U.S. government was corrupt, citing several prosecutions by various Department of Justice special counsel probes.

Giuliani Criticizes Gowdy, Nunes for Breaking with Trump on Spygate

Giuliani Criticizes Gowdy, Nunes for Breaking with Trump on Spygate

Monday onCNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time,”former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who is serving as an attorney for President Donald Trump, criticizedRep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), who dismissed Trump’s claims that the FBI placed a spy in his 2016 campaign.

Dinesh D'Souza: I Was Targeted by 'Narcissistic' Obama

Dinesh D'Souza: I Was Targeted by 'Narcissistic' Obama

Monday on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” conservative political commentator and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza said he was prosecuted for making an illegal campaign contributionbecause his film about former President Barack Obama was “emotionally damaging ” to “a narcissistic president.

Mika Brzezinski on Bill Clinton’s Lewinsky Interview: ‘My God, He Sounded Like Trump’

Mika Brzezinski on Bill Clinton’s Lewinsky Interview: ‘My God, He Sounded Like Trump’

Monday onMSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” co-host Mika Brzezinski reacted to former PresidentBill Clinton‘s heated interview on NBC’s “Today” about his affair withMonica Lewinsky. Brzezinski said, “It has been for decades an unbelievable double standard that the Clintons have used and abused, where nobody is allowed to go there on this issue.

Gingrich: We're Closer to a 'Red Wave' Than a 'Blue Wave' in November

Gingrich: We're Closer to a 'Red Wave' Than a 'Blue Wave' in November

Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrichpredicted a “red wave” in the 2018 midterm elections. Gingrich said, “For everybody in America who thinks that the costof living is too low the Democrats are a great party forthem, because they will raisetaxes as they have in Californiawith this huge gas tax increase.

Terry McAuliffe: The Clintons Did 'a Horrible Thing' to Monica Lewinsky

Terry McAuliffe: The Clintons Did 'a Horrible Thing' to Monica Lewinsky

Sunday onMSNBC’s “Kasie DC,” longtime Clinton confidant and former Gov.Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) said former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did “a horrible thing” in the way they attacked former White House internMonica Lewinsky, who had an affair with Bill Clinton.

Newt Gingrich: North Korea Talks 'Still May Not Occur'

Newt Gingrich: North Korea Talks 'Still May Not Occur'

Sunday on AM 970’s “The Cats Roundtable” hosted by John Catsimatidis, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich warned President Donald Trump still may not have a summit withNorth Korea leader Kim Jong Un.

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