Megyn Kelly is a good looking woman. I don't say this to objectify her, I say it because I have eyes. While it would be absurd not to notice this, that doesn't take away from the fact that she's certainly a capable broadcast journalist. I would not want to be in the position of having to answer questions from her if I had something to hide.
Anyway, she did a fine job moderating the debate last night. But a lot of people were commenting on the fact she was wearing some very large fake eyelashes. Including me, sitting on my couch, opining on Twitter:
I'm worried Megyn Kelly's eyelashes are going to stab me through the TV.Read more
Before it recedes entirely into the rearview mirror, it’s worth one last look at CNBC’s debate debacle (debatacle?) which was, as my buddy Michael Graham put it, a trainwreck into a dumpster fire.Read more
Since becoming the leading candidate for House speaker, majority leader Kevin McCarthy has been treated with suspicion by some conservative commentators. Sean Hannity is one of them, and in an appearance on Hannity’s Fox News program Tuesday, McCarty faced tough questions from the host about what the current Republican leadership has delivered for conservatives. In the process, the affable majority leader made an unforced error and handed Democrats a significant political cudgel.Read more
More than 200 elected officials, Republican and conservative activists, and business leaders have signed a letter to CNN president Jeff Zucker requesting the cable network award Carly Fiorina a spot in the upcoming Republican presidential primary debate. Fiorina campaign staff posted the letter on Medium, with a note saying the campaign is "so grateful for their support."
Read the contents of the letter below:Read more
Iraq veteran Robert Bartlett appeared with Megyn Kelly of Fox News last night to discuss his opposition to the nuclear deal with Iran. Bartlett was severely wounded in 2005 in Iraq by an Iranian bomb, which also killed or injured several of his friends. Watch the interview below:
In the days before the Fox News debate last week, Donald Trump said he wasn’t looking to attack any of his Republican rivals unless he was attacked. That’s changed, apparently.Read more
In this week's edition of the boss's email newsletter -- Kristol Clear -- readers are asked to rank their top three picks for the GOP's 2016 presidential nominee. The boss writes:
With Jeb Bush's entry into the race, it's a good time to get an update on what you think of the Republican presidential race. You know the drill: As of now, who are your first, second, and third choices among these declared and likely-to-declare candidates? ...Read more
Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley is deeply unliked on Wall Street, reports Charles Gasparino of Fox Business.Read more
Last week, Fox News announced its guidelines for the first debate among presidential contenders endorsed by the Republican National Committee (RNC). The network plans to invite the top 10 candidates, with the ranking determined by an average of the five most recent national opinion polls before the August 6 event. This is similar to the approach it has taken in previous cycles.Read more
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough pounded President Obama for criticizing Fox News at a poverty summit. Watch here:Read more
Plans for a one million dollar granite sculpture for the new U.S. Embassy in London have been scrapped because the sculpture was too heavy for the planned site.Read more
Fox News host Megyn Kelly encouraged embattled NBC anchor Brian Williams to come on her show for an interview. She said "the desire by so many to tear him down is also somewhat discomfiting."
"If I were Brian Williams," Kelly said, "I think the only thing he can do at this point is come out and say, 'I truly screwed up the Iraq coverage.' I think he can still credibly say, 'In my mind, I was scared, I was confused, I guess I was just wrong from beginning and now I realize I was wrong, and I really was wrong when I then added the RPG fire into it in my helicopter.'"Read more
David Axelrod defended Rev. Jeremiah Wright and President Obama's relationship with Al Sharpton in an appearance on the O'Reilly Factor on Fox News:Read more
Mike Huckabee signed off his final Fox News show by saying he's thinking about running for president. "Stay tuned," Huckabee said, alluding to his possible entry into the Republican field.Read more
Online editor Daniel Halper appeared Thursday on Fox News to talk about the possible Democratic challengers to Hillary Clinton for the 2016 presidential primary:
Halper is the author of the forthcoming book Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine, due out July 22.Read more
West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin broke with his party's leader in the Senate by refusing to attack a pair of wealthy billionaire brothers who donate to free-market causes. Asked about Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's frequent attacks on Charles and David Koch, Manchin told Brian Kilmeade of Fox News Thursday morning that there's nothing wrong with what the brothers are doing.Read more
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast, with executive editor Fred Barnes on the pre-Super Bowl interview Fox News's Bill O'Reilly had with President Obama, and how it shows what a bad job the White House Press Corps is doing.Read more
Earlier this summer, Roger Ailes, president of the Fox News Channel, was honored by the Bradley Foundation. Ailes’s speech, delivered to a right-leaning audience at the Kennedy Center, was rollicking and well received, filled with red meat and barbed humor, and proudly pro-American. Liberals didn’t like it. And Ailes didn’t care.Read more
President Barack Obama's attorney general, Eric Holder, is "beginning to feel a creeping sense of personal remorse." The feelings of "remorse" began for Holder after he read an article in the Washington Post about how the Justice Department, which he heads, investigated Fox News reporter James Rosen.Read more
Democratic senator Mary Landrieu said on the Senate floor that Washington's spending problem exists only on Fox News:
"I am not going to keep cutting the discretionary budget, which by the way is not out of control, despite what you hear on Fox News," said Landrieu.Read more
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