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  • [From Sarah Palin] Dirty Politics: Witnessing Firsthand It's Always Heartbreaking, Never Surprising

    02/03/2016 9:49:30 AM PST · by QuinqueViae · 310 replies
    Sarah Palin's Facebook page ^ | 2/3/16 | Sarah Palin
    Thank heavens Donald Trump opened so many eyes to the lies, corruption and total lack of accountability that come so naturally to the permanent political class. And Sen. Ted Cruz was spot on when he once noted that "millions of Americans are asking for accountability and truth." Which is why it's so curious - and saddens us - this lack of accountability with the lies of Cruz's own campaign. Cruz's campaign chairman, U.S. Representative Steve King, is lying, and good for Dr. Ben Carson for calling this out. King, who's previously asked for and received my endorsement, time and resources...
  • Sundance (Conservative Treehouse) Calls Jake Tapper Out On Jeb's TelePrompter

    09/10/2015 2:18:46 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 70 replies
    Twitter ^ | September 10, 2015 | @TheLastRefuge2 (Sundance of Conservative Treehouse)
    @jaketapper Bush looks to be using a teleprompter (reflecting off his glasses) in your interview. Right beside camera lens. - @TheLastRefuge2 < img src="https://twitter.com/TheLastRefuge2/statuses/642070191870976000">
  • Video: Hillary Clinton Not Pleased With FBI Investigation Question

    01/18/2016 8:21:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 18, 2016 | Guy Benson
    With Bernie Sanderson the march and hot on her tail, Hillary Clinton agreed to subject herself to an interview blitz ahead of last night's Democratic debate. On ABC News,she weighed in on her allies'good cop/bad cop routine regarding the release ofSanders' medical records. On NBC's Meet the Press, she wasconfronted with quotes from voters who articulated the reasons behind her likability an trustworthiness struggles. And on CNN, she shot daggers at anchor Jake Tapper for asking a reasonable, relevant question about the FBI'songoing, expanded criminal investigation into her improper, unsecure, national security-compromising private email server. If icy glares could kill...
  • Donald Trump: I have a great relationship with God and great poll numbers, too (VIDEO)

    Today on CNN's State of the Nation, Jake Tapper revisited an old question with Donald Trump. He asked him about his faith and specifically about if he had ever asked forgiveness. By my count this is the third time that Trump has been asked the question. At he Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, back in June: Trump, who told CNN earlier that he is both anti-abortion and anti-same-sex marriage, said people are surprised to learn about his Christian faith. "People are so shocked when they find ... out I am Protestant. I am Presbyterian. And I go to church...
  • Jake Tapper Questions Legality of Gitmo Detainee Transfer to U.S. Soil

    01/14/2016 5:15:56 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 14, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    With a phone and a pen. That is the answer as to how President Obama can transfer Guantanamo detainees to prisons on the U.S. mainland despite the fact that Congress expressly prohibited this. However, kudos to Jake Tapper on The Lead today for questioning the legality of such a transfer during an interview with an equally skeptical CNN Pentagon Correspondent, Barbara Starr.
  • 10 U.S. sailors in Iranian custody

    01/12/2016 2:26:41 PM PST · by Signalman · 140 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/12/2016 | By Barbara Starr, Jim Sciutto and Jim Acosta,
    Washington (CNN)Ten American sailors are in Iranian custody after two small U.S. naval craft apparently briefly entered Iranian territorial waters, a U.S. senior defense official said Tuesday. The official, however, expects the situation to be resolved quickly. A senior administration official said there is nothing to indicate this was anything hostile on the part of any entity in Iran, adding that the U.S. has received high-level assurances that the sailors will be released promptly. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told CNN's Jake Tapper that President Barack Obama will be in touch with members of Congress about the incident. "Certainly,...
  • Van Jones: Trump Inspiring White Supremacists

    01/11/2016 1:27:47 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 94 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 1/11/2015 | Mark Tapson
    In the segment, host Jake Tapper played an audio clip from a robocall making the rounds in Iowa from a white nationalist group that supports Trump but has no official connection to him. Tapper asked for comments, and Jones responded: “It will be denounced. It should be denounced. But this is troubling. If I were Trump, is it time to look in the mirror? Who am I inspiring? Who am I attracting? Why will horrible racist groups say the I’m the only candidate that speaks for them? My deep concern is that Donald Trump is beginning to legitimate some of...
  • Ted Cruz dismisses ‘SWAMP THEORIES’ about his citizenship

    01/09/2016 9:48:35 AM PST · by Isara · 236 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Jan 9, 2016 | soopermexican
    I’m kinda surprised that Jake Tapper pursued this line of questioning against Ted Cruz, but he hit it out of the park. Watch below:Ted Cruz dismisses citizenship 'swamp theories' (Video)It really is ridiculous and it’s not surprising that his opponents are pushing this issue when he is winning in Iowa.
  • Trump slams Bill Clinton's 'sexism' in attack on Hillary Clinton

    12/27/2015 9:47:25 AM PST · by Steely Tom · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 27 Dec 2015 | Jake Tapper, Bill Crystal, Anita Dunn
    JT: You saw it in the piece, just a second ago, in which he basically said "do not play the woman card, the war on women card, or the woman being degraded card, Hillary... he was warning her, it seemed very clear he was saying "I will be talking... you keep doing that, I'm going to talk about Bill." JT: Isn't that a risk? AD: No, I... I want to take issue... JT: Not Bill Crystal. AD: I understand... and I will defend Bill Crystal... BC: Thank you. AD: But no, I actually want to take issue with something Bill...
  • Donald Trump Hits Scalia Over Affirmative Action Remarks

    12/13/2015 1:02:11 PM PST · by VinL · 92 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/13/15 | Chuck Ross
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is siding with many Democrats in criticizing conservative Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia over comments he made about African American student achievement during oral arguments earlier this week of the affirmative action case, Fisher v. University of Texas. "I thought his remarks were very tough,"Trump said of Scalia in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper that aired Sunday. "They were very, very tough to a certain community," the Republican front-runner continued. "I thought it was very tough to the African-American community." Scalia's remarks, made Wednesday, drew accusations of racism from Democrats and liberal activists who...
  • Trump: 'I have far better judgment' than Cruz

    12/13/2015 10:19:34 AM PST · by EveningStar · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | December 13, 2015 | Eugene Scott
    Donald Trump says he has "far better judgment" than Republican presidential rival Ted Cruz after recordings revealed the Texas senator questioning the Republican front-runner on that subject. "I was against going into Iraq," Trump told CNN's Jake Tapper in an interview that aired Sunday on "State of the Union." "That's good judgment. I was for bombing (ISIS's) oil long before anyone else was talking about it. That's good judgment. I have great judgment. I would say I have far better judgment than Ted."
  • Trump: I wrote Ben Carson a note after talk of brokered convention

    12/11/2015 10:57:01 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | December 12, 2015 | By Theodore Schleifer, CNN
    Washington (CNN)After Ben Carson bashed swirling reports of Republican Party officials discussing the possibility of a brokered convention, Donald Trump wrote him a note to thank him for his "excellent" point. "I watched what Ben said. I agreed with him 100%. I even wrote him a little note. I thought it was excellent, and frankly, he may be right," Trump told CNN's Jake Tapper in Des Moines before holding a campaign rally. "I've been hearing about these closed door meetings, and I don't like that." http://edition.cnn.com/2015/12/11/politics/donald-trump-ben-carson-brokered-convention/index.html
  • Tapper to Cruz: Are You ‘Endorsing Conservative Intolerance’ by Attending Event with Activist...

    11/06/2015 7:54:02 AM PST · by Isara · 29 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 5, 2015 | Curtis Houck
    Tapper to Cruz: Are You 'Endorsing Conservative Intolerance' by Attending Event with Activist Pastor Wrapping up his interview with 2016 Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Thursday’s edition of The Lead on CNN, host Jake Tapper asked Cruz about the upcoming National Religious Liberties Conference he’s attending in Iowa this weekend and if Cruz is “endorsing conservative intolerance” since its organized by an activist pastor named Kevin Swanson. Tapper arrived at his concluding question by providing background on Swanson and what he described as a history of “very inflammatory things about gays and lesbians” that included calls for Christians to...
  • Cruz: Ramp Up Airstrikes, Arm Kurds Against ISIS, US Could ‘Focus’ Russia On ISIS, Doesn’t...

    11/06/2015 7:21:36 AM PST · by Isara · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Nov 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate Texas Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) stated that if ISIS took down the Russian airliner, it’s “an opportunity for the United States to focus Russia’s energy on ISIS” and expressed support for greater arming of the Kurds to fight ISIS and increased airstrikes while not expressing support for putting US boots on the ground on Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper.”Cruz said that if ISIS is responsible for the downing of a Russian airliner in Sinai, “this is an opportunity for the United States to focus Russia’s energy on ISIS. ISIS is the face...
  • Trump: 'I will be a great unifier'

    10/25/2015 1:35:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | October 25, 2015 | Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump believes he would "absolutely" be a force for bipartisanship, but in an interview this weekend neither Republicans nor Democrats escaped a barrage of attacks from the GOP presidential candidate ... And he lamented the House Select Committee on Benghazi's questioning of Clinton, a hearing he called "very partisan" that "hurts both parties" and "hurts the country." "The level of hatred between Republicans and Democrats was unbelievable. The level of -- I've never seen anything like it," Trump said. "I'm going to unify. This country is totally divided. Barack Obama has divided this country unbelievably. And it's all, it's...
  • PLO terror spin proves too much even for CNN

    10/23/2015 8:28:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 10/22/2015, 7:12 PM | Gil Ronen
    Maen Rashid Erekat, the chief of the PLO Delegation in Washington [] claimed that Israel was executing Palestinians without trial and that police should injure and apprehend terrorists instead of shooting them dead. This spin proved too much for Tapper, however, and he explained that anyone attacking policemen with a knife in the US would also be shot.
  • What Jake Tapper Wants You to Know

    10/20/2015 12:36:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 20, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    A little housekeeping here to kick off. Yesterday on the program we had a sound bite, Jake Tapper, CNN, interviewing Mrs. Clinton, I think it was last Friday. The sound bite consisted of Jake Tapper trying to ask her about e-mails and the FBI investigation into her e-mails and server, and she was just laughing. Just cackling. Arkansas Broadbeam type stuff, which we have highlighted before. We played the bite twice and we looped the cackle laughter, and I made the remark that that's it, I mean, that's what we got. Well, that's all I had seen. I had seen...
  • You Have to Hear This to Believe It

    10/19/2015 5:31:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 19, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, there are some vulnerabilities for Mrs. Clinton notwithstanding. This is something you have to hear. You have to hear this to believe it. You can't read about it and get the flavor. You have to hear it. You don't have to see it. I can paint the visual picture for you. Mrs. Clinton is being interviewed by Jacob Tapper on CNN. This happened last Friday. It was during a discussion about the controversy surrounding her private e-mail server. Remember, this is just shortly after the Democrat debate where she supposed skunked the field. She supposedly mopped that stage...
  • Donald Trump flipped out at Mitt Romney after he said Trump wouldn't be the GOP nominee

    10/18/2015 6:16:35 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 131 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 18, 2015 | Maxwell Tani
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney drew an angry response Sunday from current GOP front-runner Donald Trump. In an interview on CNN on Sunday, the former Republican presidential candidate said he will back the eventual Republican nominee for president. But he seemingly refused to entertain the idea that Trump could be the nominee. "Well, I don't think it's likely that Donald Trump will be the nominee, but it's obviously too early to tell. At this stage numbers go up and down, candidates have bursts of support," Romney told "State of the Union" host Jake Tapper.
  • Clinton: No One Signed Off on My Use of a Personal Server

    10/17/2015 8:21:13 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10-16-15 | Alyssa Canobbio
    Just after a townhall in Keene, New Hampshire, CNNs Jake Tapper caught with Hillary Clinton where he asked her on who signed off on her use of a personal server during her time as secretary of state.
  • 'This Interview is Over Carson Staffer Pulls Plug on CNNs Tapper

    09/27/2015 8:02:04 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 27, 2015 | Pam Key
    ...host Jake Tapper continued to question Carson on his view of a Muslim being president of the United States. At the end of the video someone can be heard off camera saying, This interview is over.
  • CNN Confronts Donald Trump: 'Do You Not Have A Responsibility To Call Out This Hatred?'

    09/21/2015 6:33:51 AM PDT · by blam · 67 replies
    BI ^ | 9-21-2015 | Colin Campbell
    Colin CampbellSeptember 21, 2015CNN anchor Jake Tapper confronted Donald Trump on Sunday for placating a supporter who spouted anti-Muslim conspiracy theories. At a Thursday town-hall event, a man presented multiple inflammatory claims to Trump, including the widely debunked allegation that President Barack Obama is a Muslim. But Tapper bluntly pressed Trump on the man's broader declaration that Muslims were a "problem." "You're not responsible for what he says, but this is raw, unvarnished, ignorant bigotry," Tapper said. "You are a leader. You are the front-runner in the Republican race. Do you not have a responsibility to call out this hatred?"...
  • Ted Cruz: The Biggest Elephant in the Room

    09/18/2015 9:21:03 AM PDT · by Isara · 162 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Sep 18, 2015 | Lee Culpepper
    To the Republicans in Washington who have habitually let down the American people, who is public enemy number one -- the Ayatollah Khomeini, Vladimir Putin, President Obama? No, Ted Cruz. To the liberal media that apparently believes in a socialist utopia, who threatens to spoil their self-destructive fantasy? ISIS, Russia, Iran? No, Ted Cruz. In the wake of the CNN debate, is there any wonder now why moderator Jake Tapper avoided and interrupted Ted Cruz all night? Even establishment supporters like Bill OReilly and Karl Rove acknowledge that Ted Cruz should be receiving more time during the debates. Cruz...
  • Two Winners and Four Losers in CNNs GOP Debate

    09/17/2015 9:50:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/17/2015 | Paula Bolyard
    Here’s my 10-minute summary of the CNN Republican debate (which should have been renamed the CNN-Pssst-did-you-hear-that-nasty-thing-one-Republican-said-about-another-Republican debate):The Winners: Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina were the two standouts in Wednesday’s debate.Rubio brought an appealing mix of the common touch and tough talk on foreign policy to the debate stage. Unlike some other candidates, he didn’t seem like he was elbowing his way into the debate, so it “felt” like he was a featured speaker. He sounded like the grownup in the room when he tussled with Trump on foreign policy. Trump grimaced and rolled his eyes, but offered no substantive...
  • Cruz Keeps Low Profile Again in Second Debate

    09/17/2015 7:48:57 AM PDT · by Isara · 43 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Sept. 16, 2015 | Abby Livingston
    SIMI VALLEY, Calif. The Princeton debate champion largely stayed out of this one. Much like his posture in the previous August debate, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz avoided the verbal combat that took place among Republican candidates on the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library debate stage on Wednesday night. The central figure in the debate and the presidential campaign Donald Trump was on the receiving end of almost constant critiques, jabs and dress-downs from his rivals on the stage. Cruz's clear insistence that he will not alienate Trump meant that in this context, he was left on...
  • The Obnoxious and Important Questions I Would Ask At The GOP Debate

    09/14/2015 4:57:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    CNNs Republican debate on September 16th will be conducted with dignity and gravitas by questioners like Hugh Hewitt and Jake Tapper, who will treat the candidates with a level ofrespect and courtesy that many of them just dont deserve. They have to. I dont. On behalf of all infuriated conservatives, I demand the right to interrogate the candidates myself. I get to ask a question and a follow-up, and here are the rules. First, answer the damn question. It insults me when you think Ill somehow forget what I asked, so bewitching is your oratory. Second, answer, then stop talking....
  • Next debate moderator accused of 'gotcha questions'

    09/07/2015 1:44:16 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 108 replies
    http://www.gopusa.com ^ | September 7, 2025 | Guardian Web
    The conservative radio host accused of asking Donald Trump gotcha questions in an interview this week has denied the charges, saying he has no favorites and will ask hard questions of all candidates later this month when he acts as a questioner in the second Republican primary debate. I dont do gotcha questions, Hugh Hewitt told CNN on Sunday, adding that Trump had had a great interview in which he had been very sophisticated and almost Nixonian in other answers. In the interview, broadcast on Thursday, Trump confused Irans Quds force with the Kurds and said he would know the...
  • Palin Defends Trump: We Need a Tough POTUS, Not a Master of Trivial Pursuit

    09/06/2015 11:46:23 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 67 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 09/06/2015 | Josh Feldman
    Sarah Palin appeared on CNN this morning and defended Donald Trump after his less-than-stellar interview with Hugh Hewitt.Trumps foreign policy-focused interview was pretty widely panned for The Donalds loose grasp on the issues. On State of the Union this morning, Tapper asked Palin if she thought Trump got gotcha questions.Palin said, Id rather have a president who is tough and puts America first than can win a game of Trivial Pursuit.She added that the public doesnt give a flying flip which specific leaders are overseeing specific regions anyway. Palin suggested a good metric to judge candidates by might be...
  • Palin eyeing energy secretary in potential Trump administration

    09/06/2015 6:30:29 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | Eugene Scott
    Sarah Palin knows the position she wants in a Donald Trump administration: Energy secretary. "I think a lot about the Department of Energy, because energy is my baby: oil and gas and minerals, those things that God has dumped on this part of the Earth for mankind's use instead of us relying on unfriendly foreign nations," she told CNN's Jake Tapper in an interview that aired Sunday on "State of the Union." But Palin, the GOP's 2008 vice presidential nominee, might be the first potential cabinet member to openly speak about dissolving their office.
  • Sarah Palin on (CNN) State of the Union with Jake Tapper Sunday

    09/05/2015 7:11:50 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 19 replies
    Sarah Palin Facebook ^ | September 5, 2015 | Sarah Palin
    <p>Look forward to joining @JakeTapper on @CNNSotu this Sunday from Alaska! We'll discuss what @POTUS missed during his visit to the "Last Frontier"!</p>
  • Palin eyeing energy secretary in Trump WH - I'd get rid of the Energy Department, Palin says

    09/06/2015 9:59:15 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    CNN via WESH.com ^ | 09/06/2015 | Eugene Scott CNN
    WASHINGTON (CNN) Sarah Palin knows the position she wants in a Donald Trump administration: Energy secretary. "I think a lot about the Department of Energy, because energy is my baby: oil and gas and minerals, those things that God has dumped on this part of the Earth for mankind's use instead of us relying on unfriendly foreign nations," she told CNN's Jake Tapper in an interview that aired Sunday on "State of the Union." But Palin, the GOP's 2008 vice presidential nominee, might be the first potential cabinet member to openly speak about dissolving their office.
  • Palin Defends Trump: We Need a Tough POTUS, Not a Master of Trivial Pursuit

    09/06/2015 8:41:27 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/6/15 | Josh Feldman
    Sarah Palin appeared on CNN this morning and defended Donald Trump after his less-than-stellar interview with Hugh Hewitt. Trumps foreign policy-focused interview was pretty widely panned for The Donalds loose grasp on the issues. On State of the Union this morning, Tapper asked Palin if she thought Trump got gotcha questions. Palin said, Id rather have a president who is tough and puts America first than can win a game of Trivial Pursuit. She added that the public doesnt give a flying flip which specific leaders are overseeing specific regions anyway. Palin suggested a good metric to judge candidates by...
  • Palin Defends Trump: We Need a Tough POTUS, Not a Master of Trivial Pursuit

    09/06/2015 6:42:46 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 153 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | Josh Feldman
    Sarah Palin appeared on CNN this morning and defended Donald Trump after his less-than-stellar interview with Hugh Hewitt. Trumps foreign policy-focused interview was pretty widely panned for The Donalds loose grasp on the issues. On State of the Union this morning, Tapper asked Palin if she thought Trump got gotcha questions. Palin said, Id rather have a president who is tough and puts America first than can win a game of Trivial Pursuit.
  • Cuba: In Sharp Contrast to Nets, Jake Tapper Provided Dissident Coverage

    08/15/2015 11:51:45 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 15, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    As Kyle Drennen pointed out yesterday, the major networks almost completely avoided any coverage of dissidents when reporting on the American flag being raised at the newly-reopened U.S. embassy in Havana. However, there was one report at CNN that stood out in sharp contrast to their reticence to criticize the Castro regime. That was the report by Jake Tapper on The Lead in which he provided an in-depth interview with one of the leading Cuban dissidents.
  • Nancy Reagan invites 16 candidates to CNN debate

    08/11/2015 6:38:53 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 69 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 8/10/2015 | Jeremy Diamond
    Former First Lady Nancy Reagan is inviting 16 Republican presidential candidates to participate in the CNN/Reagan Library presidential debate on September 16. Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, who participated in the debate of lower-tier candidates last week, has not yet been invited. Candidates must achieve an average of at least 1% of support in three recognized national polls before September 10 to be included in the debate, as well as meeting other criteria. The top 10 contenders who made it into the primetime Fox News/Facebook debate last week - Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted...
  • Carly Fiorina on Donald Trump: 'Women understood that comment'

    08/09/2015 9:42:33 AM PDT · by maggief · 110 replies
    CNN ^ | August 9, 2015 | Eric Bradner
    (CNN)Carly Fiorina said Donald Trump's comments about Megyn Kelly "were completely inappropriate and offensive" and were clearly meant to imply the Fox News host's tough questions were a result of menstruation. "Women understood that comment. And yes, it is offensive," Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard executive, said in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper aired Sunday on "State of the Union." (snip) "I started out as a secretary. And as I made my way up in the business world, a male-dominated business world, I've had lots of men imply that, um -- I was unfit for decision-making because maybe I was...
  • Jake Tapper Lists 45 Times Hillary Pushed Trade Bill She Now Appears to Oppose

    06/16/2015 11:18:59 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 16, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Peter denied Jesus three times but Hillary Clinton appears to have a much more difficult task; she is going to have to deny herself at least 45 times. Last Friday, Hillary Clinton's spokesperson, Karen Finney, appeared on CNN's The Lead and exasperated Jake Tapper by continuing to avoid avoid answering the important question as to whether her boss still supports or opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade bill in Congress. Not a smartmove in the long run because yesterday Tapper struck back by listing in detail, with her own quotes, 45 times that Hillary pushed the trade bill over the years....
  • Dem Reps: Obama Became Indignant On Capitol Hill, Visit Absolutely Hurt Trade Bill

    06/13/2015 6:18:39 AM PDT · by McGruff · 66 replies
    CBS ^ | June 12, 2015
    In a public rebuke to President Barack Obama, top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi on Friday swung against legislation aimed at making it easier for the president and his successor to negotiate free trade deals. The California Democrat said lawmakers should slow this down in hopes of getting stronger protections for U.S. workers and the environment in potential trade pacts, including one with Pacific nations. Pelosi made her position known just prior to separate House votes to reject aid to displaced workers and to give Obama the fast track trade negotiating authority he is seeking. We need to slow this fast...
  • Jake Tapper Exasperated by Hillary Spokeswoman TPP Nonanswer Shuffle

    06/12/2015 7:57:12 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 12, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Could you just give me a straight answer? Like a simple yes or no? Please don't try to squirm your way out of it. You still won't answer? Aggghhh! Aggghhh! AGGGGHHHHHHH!!!! One could forgive Jake Tapper if he felt like channeling his inner Sam Kinison on CNN'sThe Lead today while he was trying to get a simple answer from Hillary Clinton spokeswoman, Karen Finney, on the subject of Hillary's position on the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) trade bill in Congress. Tapper's very visible exasperation with Finney's nonanswers were completely understandable as she continued her evasive shuffle on the topic all through...
  • Obama Memorial Day tweet from the Democrats slammed

    05/24/2015 5:57:33 AM PDT · by maggief · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 24, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The official Democratic Party Twitter account, @TheDemocrats, is being slammed by a media figure who himself has a history as a Democrat operative. Jake Tapper of CNN has, by almost all accounts, worked hard (harder than George Stephanopoulos by the evidence) to be fair toward Republicans, despite having once worked as press secretary for Chelsea Clintons mother-in-law Majorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, when she was a liberal Democrat member of the House of Representatives. Of course, Tapper did appear on the Clinton Foundation website as a speaker at an event, only to have that mention go poof! and disappear in the wake of...
  • Poof! CNN's Jake Tapper disappears from Clinton Foundation website: Column

    05/20/2015 8:59:25 PM PDT · by PROCON · 12 replies
    USATODAY | May 20, 2015 | Kelsey Rupp and David Mastio
    Linky only. Shazzam!
  • CNN Analyst: Obama Used "Racist" Term Describing Baltimore Rioters as "Thugs"

    04/29/2015 6:42:28 AM PDT · by rightistight · 45 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/29/15 | Aurelius
    CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin had choice words for President Obama last night when she appeared on The Lead with Jake Tapper. ...Both Mayor Rawlings-Blake and President Obama, today, using the word thug, Tapper said after showing a clip of Mayor Rawlings-Blake speaking. Sunny, you take issue that? I do, Hostin responded. Its not a word, certainly, that Im comfortable with. Its not a word that I use. I think that we can all agree that that word, that term has been racialized, and I think what I saw during the riots was, I saw a lot of crimes being...
  • Jake Tapper Named New 'State of the Union' Host as CNN Avoids Clinton Scandals

    04/24/2015 11:04:05 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 24, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Congratulations to Jake Tapper! The host of CNN's The Lead has today been named as the new host of the Sunday morning news show, State of the Union. Whatever his personal political proclivities might be, Tapper has proven himself to be a generally honest reporter. It is hard to imagine him acting in such a blatantly political manner as previous State of the Union host, Candy Crowley, did when she acted as an Obama enabler when she moderateda 2012presidential debate.Congratulations to Jake Tapper! The host of CNN's The Lead has today been named as the new host of the Sunday...
  • Palestinian Terrorists Killed More Americans in 2014 Than ISIS

    11/19/2014 8:57:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 11/19/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    It should also be pointed out that the large scale airplane hijackings used by Al Qaeda on September 11 were pioneered by the PLO, though Al Qaeda received direct training in the techniques from the Iranian-backed Al Qaeda.As ABC’s Jake Tapper and a number of others have pointed out, this year Arab Muslim terrorists who operate under the “Palestinian” brand name have killed more Americans than ISIS. (via David Gerstman)While ISIS beheaded three American hostages, seven Americans have been killed ranging in age from 3-month old Chaya Zissel Braun who was a victim of Car Jihad, hurled out of...
  • Obamacare architect discussed misleading public in 4th newly uncovered video

    11/13/2014 12:04:07 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | Jake Tapper
    Washington(CNN)--As Congress voted on the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in 2010, one of the bill's architects, MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, told a college audience that those pushing the legislation pitched it as a bill that would control spiraling health care costs even though most of the bill was focused on something else and there was no guarantee the bill would actually bend the cost curve.In recent days, the past comments of Gruber--who in this 2010 speech notes that he "helped write the federal bill" and "was a paid consultant to the Obama administration to help develop the technical details...
  • CNN: Obamacare architect discussed misleading public in 4th newly uncovered video (Gruber)

    11/13/2014 12:03:12 PM PST · by maggief · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | November 13, 2014 | Jake Tapper
    As Congress voted on the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in 2010, one of the bill's architects, MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, told a college audience that those pushing the legislation pitched it as a bill that would control spiraling health care costs even though most of the bill was focused on something else and there was no guarantee the bill would actually bend the cost curve. In recent days, the past comments of Gruber -- who in this 2010 speech notes that he "helped write the federal bill" and "was a paid consultant to the Obama administration to help develop...
  • Jake Tapper: Oklahoma Lone Wolf Clearly an Islamic Extremist

    09/29/2014 3:34:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 9/29/2014 | Pam Key
    Monday on CNN's "The Lead," host Jake Tapper said the man who beheaded his co worker in Oklahoma on Thursday, Alton Nolen, was "clearly an Islamic extremist." Tapper said, "Some call this a case of workplace violence. The suspect's devolution into the world of radical Islam is hard to ignore."
  • Vile stuff out there: Jake Tapper notes pathetic #HitlerWasRight trend

    07/12/2014 11:31:34 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 7-12-2014
    CNNs Jake Tapper has taken notice of two disturbing hashtags that have recently surfaced, apparently in response to Israels Operation Protective Edge: #HitlerWasRight and #HitlerDidNothingWrong. And as he notes, Adolf Hitler was no friend to the Arabs. That hasnt stopped the hashtags from spreading, though.
  • CNNs Jake Tapper Demolishes PLO Spokeswoman (VIDEO)

    07/10/2014 3:38:16 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 10 2014 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    CNNs Jake Tapper thoroughly demolished and exposed as a liar one of the Palestine Liberation Organizations foremost purveyors of propaganda Thursday during a tense interview. Tapper invited former PLO spokeswoman and legal advisor Diana Buttu to explain why Hamas is launching terror rockets and trying to kill Israeli citizens. Buttu attempted to push several lies about the conflict, but was quickly shot down by Tapper. Why is Hamas launching rockets into Israeli population centers and are any other Palestinians trying to stop them from doing so? Tapper asked. Buttu attempted to skirt the question and claim that the Palestinians have...
  • CNNs Jake Tapper Makes Important Clarification About Bergdahls Fellow Soldiers

    06/06/2014 11:52:41 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 61 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 4, 2014 | Matt Wilstein
    CNNs Jake Tapper has been at the center of the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap story since it broke over the weekend. He was the first major reporter to speak to some of Bergdahls platoon-mates, who each labeled the just-released prisoner of war a deserter. Months earlier, he was lamenting how undercovered the story had been on Reliable Sources. As the story continues to be politicized, Tapper took to Twitter ahead of his 4 p.m. ET broadcast Wednesday to clarify some things about his reporting. Tapper posted this series of tweets on the subject early Wednesday afternoon: