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  • "Stain on U.S. history": Trump's atty general pick used Gitmo to hold thousands of Haitian refugees

    12/10/2018 7:27:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 10, 2018 | Kate Smith
    In the 1990s, William Barr, President Trump's pick for attorney general, oversaw a program that sent some 12,000 Haitian asylum seekers to Guantanamo Bay, effectively creating what one detractor called "the world's first HIV detention camp." After operating for about 18 months, the detention system was forcibly ended by a judge in 1993, but Barr defended the practice as recently as 2001. At the time, Barr was serving as attorney general for President George H.W. Bush, and a military coup in Haiti had led to mass executions that targeted thousands of supporters of the overthrown leader. The bloodshed sent thousands...
  • Rubio can't say whether he supports Trump picks for U.N., attorney general

    12/09/2018 2:25:39 PM PST · by conservative98 · 28 replies
    CBS News ^ | Dec 9, 2018 | KATHRYN WATSON
    [CUT - On Bill Barr:] "Well, I can't comment on whether I support [Barr] or not yet. I haven't even begun to review his qualifications or his record in the past," Rubio said Sunday. "I know he's been through the Senate process before. I'm going to watch the Judiciary process very closely. At the appropriate time I'll meet with the nominee and get my own take on it, and then I'll have a decision to make. I generally do not support nominees, for the most part, unless I know them personally [CUT - On Heather Nauert:] “Does she have detailed...
  • ‘Transactional’ Sex and a Secret Resignation Letter: Takeaways From a Report on Les Moonves

    12/08/2018 4:22:15 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 15 replies
    https://www.nytimes.com ^ | Dec 4 2018 | Rachel Abrams and David Enrich
    Leslie Moonves, the former chairman and chief executive of CBS, repeatedly lied to investigators about his behavior, according to a draft report by outside lawyers hired by CBS’s board to look into sexual misconduct allegations against him.
  • Trump lashes out at Tillerson after criticism: ‘He was dumb as a rock’

    12/07/2018 12:45:09 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/7/2018 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    President Trump fired back Friday at former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, calling him "dumb as a rock" after the ex-diplomat claimed he always had to remind the president some of his plans would “violate the law.” In a rare public appearance, Tillerson sat down with former veteran CBS News journalist Bob Schieffer during a fundraiser for the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, according to the Houston Chronicle. Tillerson blamed his strained relationship with Trump on the fact they did not share a “common value system” and were “obviously starkly different in our styles.” “When the president would say,...
  • CBS paid former employee $5 million over 20 years to keep quiet about sexual assault

    12/06/2018 8:20:50 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/06/18 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    CBS paid more than $5 million in a settlement agreement reached in the 1990s with a woman who claimed former '60 minutes' executive producer Doug Hewitt sexually assaulted her, the New York Times reported Thursday. Lawyers hired by CBS to investigate the workplace culture of '60 Minutes' are set to present a report to the board next week, according to the Times, which obtained a draft. The report, precipitated by the high profile removals of '60 Minutes' producer Jeff Fager and CBS chief executive Les Moonves after sexual misconduct allegations, found the program's separation from the larger company to be...
  • California college asks students to choose from SIX genders when filling out admissions forms

    08/01/2015 6:18:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/01/2015 | By IMOGEN CALDERWOOD
    * University of California to introduce six gender options on application forms * Options are male, female, trans male, trans female, gender queer and different * School insists answers are voluntary and not included in decision-making * The college also introduced gender-neutral bathrooms across campus in 2014 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Beginning this year, students applying to University of California will pick from male, female, trans male, trans female, gender queer/gender non-conforming and different identity. School officials said that the change aims to make the application process more inclusive for people who define themselves outside the traditional gender brackets. President of the UC...
  • CBS' Garrett: More access to Trump than Obama, Bush, 'we see him all the time'

    10/10/2018 7:27:30 AM PDT · by Pollard · 24 replies
    Washintong Examiner ^ | October 09, 2018 | Paul Bedard
    CBS White House correspondent Major Garrett doesn’t buy the portrayal of President Trump as an enemy of the media and a chief executive who has eliminated access for journalists. “He loves us, and he hates us, and he loves us,” he said with a laugh. “There is more access to this president than there was to Obama. We see him all the time. He takes questions a lot,” Garrett said. “We see him and interact with him and punch in questions with far more frequency than with Obama. Probably more so than for W. Bush,” he added. Much more a...
  • Wait, When Did They Bring Back Murphy Brown?

    11/29/2018 6:42:53 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 29 Nov 2018 | Jim Treacher
    If you're old enough to remember 1988, you know it was a terrific year for sitcoms. The Cosby Show was the #1 show in America, and Roseanne was hot on its heels. Cheers, The Golden Girls, Night Court, The Wonder Years -- it was a great time for comedy. And in addition to all those classics, another show also premiered that year: Murphy Brown. Based on my meticulous research 30 seconds of Googling and my vague memories from 30 years ago, Murphy Brown was an ensemble workplace comedy about a TV journalist who yelled a lot, and it was funny...
  • Diane English "we are not cancelled. But we will have to wait until spring to hear... "

    11/29/2018 8:22:34 AM PST · by SMGFan · 50 replies
    Diane English twitter ^ | November 29, 2018
    Hi again, guys. No, we are not cancelled. But we will have to wait until spring to hear if we are renewed for another season of 13. Thank you for being such a loyal audience. We shoot episode 13 tomorrow. Meanwhile you have four more episodes to enjoy starting with tonight.
  • 'Murphy Brown,' 'Happy Together' to End After Initial Orders on CBS

    11/29/2018 6:33:58 AM PST · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11/28/2018 | Lesley Goldberg
    A day after doubling down on unscripted fare come January, the network is firming up its comedy slate for 2019, with its Murphy Brown reboot and Damon Wayans Jr. vehicle Happy Together both ending their respective runs after their initial 13-episode orders.
  • Another Hate-Trump Show Cancelled: Murphy Brown

    11/29/2018 7:23:53 AM PST · by simpson96 · 25 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 11/28/2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Well, look at this, folks. CBS has canceled Murphy Brown. Historic low ratings. CBS is saying (paraphrasing), “Hey, there’s no news here. We’re canceling it after 13 weeks. It was only a 13-week order. So we’re just not renewing it. We’re not canceling anything.” That’s their story, and they’re sticking to it. You know as well as I do that if Murphy Brown had been a hit, that they’d be trying to do another Roseanne version of it except not get rid of Candace Bergen. So another “We hate Trump” comedy down the tubes, Murphy Brown, and they’ve canceled...
  • Diane English "Murphy Brown fans. We are NOT CANCELED!!!!! "

    11/28/2018 12:27:05 PM PST · by SMGFan · 54 replies
    Diane English ^ | November 28, 2018
    Murphy Brown fans. We are NOT CANCELED!!!!! Several entertainment sites read a mid season schedule put out by CBS that did not have our show on it and the assumption was made that we were not renewed. Our order, at our request was 13 eps. We look forward to a second season.
  • GM bought back $10 billion in stock since 2015, double what job cuts will save

    11/28/2018 8:28:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 27, 2018 | Irina Ivanova
    When General Motors announced it was cutting up to 14,000 jobs and idling five automotive plants, it justified the massive cuts by citing long-term savings. The cuts would free up $6 billion in cash, for a net savings of $4.5 billion in cash by 2020. The move will "make General Motors more agile, resilient and profitable" while the economy's still revving, CEO Mary Barra told investors Monday. Wall Street seemed to believe her, with GM's stock rising nearly 5 percent and one analyst on the call congratulating her "on getting in front of the curve here." But GM hasn't exactly...
  • 'Murphy Brown,' 'Happy Together' to End After Initial Orders on CBS

    11/28/2018 9:40:20 AM PST · by conservative98 · 31 replies
    THR ^ | November 28, 2018 | Lesley Goldberg
    For Murphy Brown, the rebooted series was always intended to be a closed-ended order of 13 episodes. The multicamera comedy, featuring the return of star Candice Bergen and from original creator Diane English, has underperformed (6.2 million total viewers and a 0.9 in the key 18-49 demo) in its prime Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. slot and remains in consideration for a renewal. Fellow multicamera comedy Fam, starring Nina Dobrev and Tone Bell — which has already changed showrunners — will take over Murphy Brown's slot starting Thursday, Jan. 10.
  • Leftists Pack Bob McNair Obit with Snark

    11/26/2018 8:00:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 26, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Bob McNair, the owner of the Houston Texans, passed away on Friday, I believe. I only met him one time on the golf course. I didn’t know him at all. He had been battling melanoma and I think leukemia for 20 years. Two or three years ago they thought that he had gone into remission and was cancer free. But he succumbed to the disease. He was 81. He was a genuinely self-made guy. He was born in Tampa and arrived in Houston with 700 bucks in his pocket. This is a true story. He got to Houston during...
  • Che Guevara's Bungled 9-11

    09/14/2011 6:37:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2011 | Humberto Fontova
    On the Friday after Thanksgiving 1962, Cuban agents planned to detonate 500 kilos of TNT inside Macy's, Gimbel's, Bloomingdale's and Manhattan's Grand Central Terminal. Che Guevara was the head of Cuba's "Foreign Liberation Department" at the time. On September 11th 2001, roughly 50,000 people worked at the World Trade Center. Macy’s alone gets roughly 50,000 shoppers on Black Friday. Castro and Che planned their Manhattan holocaust short weeks after Nikita Khrushchev foiled their plans for an even bigger one. "Say hello to my little friends!" Castro had dreamed of yelling at us in October of 1962, right before he imagined...
  • ‘Northern Exposure’ Revival Starring Rob Morrow In Works At CBS From Original Series Creators, Cast

    11/20/2018 6:43:38 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Deadline ^ | November 20, 2018 | Denise Petski
    A long-talked-about revival of CBS’ cult fave drama series Northern Exposure is moving forward. The project has been put in development at CBS with original series star Rob Morrow set to reprise his role and executive produce. It hails from original series co-creators Josh Brand and John Falsey, actor John Corbett, Morrow, Ben Silverman and Universal TV. Written by Brand, the revival centers on Dr. Joel Fleischman, played by Morrow, who returns to Cicely, Alaska, for the funeral of an old friend and finds a new set of quirky characters and reunites with old ones in this continuation of the...
  • ‘They Invaded’: ABC, NBC Ignore Tijuana Locals Protesting Against the Caravan

    11/19/2018 7:11:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | November 196, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    The camp set up for the Central American migrant caravan in Tijuana was on “lockdown” on Sunday as Mexican residents of the city attempted to storm the area in protest. The unwelcome arrival of the caravan had put tremendous pressure on Tijuana’s resources resulting in many locals taking to the streets in opposition. It was a serious and dangerous development that went completely unreported during ABC’s World News Tonight and NBC Nightly News Monday evening. The CBS Evening News kept up its record of being the only broadcast network evening program treating the caravan seriously. In a news brief, anchor Jeff...
  • Abrams Campaign Manager Touts Support From Rather, Scarborough

    11/15/2018 7:13:07 PM PST · by kevcol · 26 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 15, 2018 | Kyle Drennen
    Appearing on MSNBC Thursday morning to defend Democrat Stacey Abrams’ refusal to concede the race for governor in Georgia and hurl accusations of voter suppression against Republican Brian Kemp, Abrams campaign manager Lauren Groh-Wargo touted support from disgraced former CBS News anchor Dan Rather and MSNBC’s own Joe Scarborough. . . "GROH-WARGO: And that is a very clear effort really exposing these issues. Because here’s the deal, whatever happens with our campaign, we’ve got to fix the system here in Georgia."
  • Rep. Linda Sanchez's (D) husband indicted for corruption

    11/08/2018 8:19:41 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | Nov 8, 2018 | BY BO ERICKSON, PAULA REID AND CLARE HYMES / CBS NEWS
    The U.S. attorney in New Haven, Connecticut announced that a federal grand jury has returned two indictments charging five people with the theft of federal funds. One if the individuals charged is James Sullivan, who is married to California Democratic Rep. Linda Sanchez. According to a government release, the U.S. attorney alleges that the defendants conspired to misuse an account that held funds provided by federal grants to the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Corporation (CMEEC), a public corporation that allows municipal electric utilities in Connecticut to provide electricity. Under the membership agreement, six municipalities provided that excess revenues, known as...