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CBS Sunday Morning's Longtime Star Retiring

Charles Osgood is leaving top-rated show after 22 years

(Newser) - Charles Osgood, who has said "good morning" to his audience every Sunday for 22 years, is about to say "goodbye" as host of CBS News Sunday Morning in September. He announced his scheduled Sept. 25 farewell on Sunday's edition, reports CBS News . That broadcast will be a... More »

Trump: US Needs to Look at Profiling

'It's not the worst thing to do'

(Newser) - In the wake of the Orlando shooting one week ago, Donald Trump says the country should do what it has to do to prevent future such attacks, and he's putting racial profiling squarely on the table. "Well I think profiling is something that we're going to have... More »

Obama: Clinton Won't Be Shielded in DOJ Probe

'No political influence'

(Newser) - President Obama is guaranteeing that evidence, not politics, will dictate the outcome of the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's handling of emails as secretary of state. Obama's comments came on Fox News Sunday, his first appearance as president. Obama said he believes Clinton didn't jeopardize America'... More »

Paul Ryan Talks Sleeping in Office, Boehner's Smoke

And new speaker will not be acting on immigration reform

(Newser) - Our new speaker of the House is a little short in the "house" department—he's among the nation's representatives who opt to sleep in their offices instead of paying DC rent—and Paul Ryan says that won't change with his new gig, reports Roll Call . "... More »

Trump: World '100%' Better With Saddam, Gadhafi

Also, he will be a 'great unifier'

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders was busily going after Hillary Clinton's blood Saturday night, Donald Trump was waxing poetic about the stability we used to enjoy under some of its bloodiest dictators. Asked Sunday by CNN 's Jake Tapper if the world would be a more stable place if Moammar Gadhafi... More »

Colin Powell: Iran Accord Is a 'Pretty Good Deal'

Debbie Wasserman Schultz also backs deal

(Newser) - The Iran nuclear deal picked up some high-profile support today, with Colin Powell coming to the defense of what he tells NBC News is "a pretty good deal." "These are remarkable changes, and so we have stopped this highway race that (the Iranians) were going down—and... More »

Trump: 'I Will Be Phenomenal to the Women'

Fiorina: 'Women understood that comment' about Kelly

(Newser) - Like Mitt Romney's binders tumbling like dominoes, Donald Trump still finds himself scrambling over his Megyn Kelly comments , and today dug in aggressively on his record with women. "Who would say that?" Trump told CNN today. "Do you think I'd make a statement like that? Who... More »

Lindsey Graham: Caitlyn Jenner 'Welcome' in GOP

Candidate hasn't 'walked into her shoes'

(Newser) - Lindsey Graham doesn't seem to have a problem with Bruce Jenner's transition to Caitlyn: "If Caitlyn Jenner wants to be safe and have a prosperous economy, vote for me," the presidential candidate tells CNN today, per the Hill . "I’m into addition. I haven’t... More »

Bob Schieffer Signs Off

'Face the Nation' moderator retires after 24 years, 46 with CBS

(Newser) - Bob Schieffer won't see you next Sunday when CBS' Face the Nation airs with a new lineup of politicians and pundits. He moderated his final broadcast today after 24 years, ending a journalism career that started at age 20 at a radio station in Fort Worth, Texas. During the... More »

#Domaingate: Fiorina Punks Chuck Todd

Chucktodd.org was apparently up for grabs

(Newser) - Carly Fiorina jumped in the presidential free-for-all, and quickly got herself in a bit of trouble when she failed to register carlyfiorina.org . and the domain's owner used it to mock her for the 30,000 people she laid off at HP. Chuck Todd pursued that line of questioning... More »

Graham: Iran Deal Has 'Snowball's Chance in Hell'

Meanwhile, back in 2016...

(Newser) - Lindsey Graham has surveyed the Iran nuke deal and found it decidedly lacking: "I don’t think there’s a snowball’s chance in Hell this framework will get approved by Congress after review," he said today on Fox, per the Hill . "It is so weak in... More »

What They're Saying About Clinton 2016

Rand Paul, John Kerry, et al weigh in ahead of announcement

(Newser) - After breathless years of speculation, Hillary Clinton will allegedly make her blessed announcement today, and rivals, potential rivals, and also-rans took to the airwaves to let their opinions be known on what they thought of Hillary for President 2.0. A look around your Sunday talk show dial, per the... More »

McCain: Obama, Get Over Israel 'Tantrum'

President's priorities 'so screwed up that it's unbelievable'

(Newser) - President Obama pulled no punches in his blunt assessment of Benjamin Netanyahu's campaign rhetoric, and John McCain is today taking his own jabs at Obama. Appearing this morning on CNN , he said, "The president should get over it. Get over your temper tantrum, Mr. President." He dismissed... More »

Scott Walker: Open to 'Boots on Ground' Against ISIS

Lindsey Graham wants 10K boots on ground in Syria

(Newser) - Scott Walker thinks the United States should "aggressively ... take the fight to ISIS and any other radical Islamic terrorist in and around the world," says the Wisconsin governor, who the AP notes is enjoying a bit of 2016 buzz lately. Questioned by ABC News ' Martha Raddatz as... More »

John McCain: No, Obama, Sony Hack Was 'Warfare'

GOP sharply disputes president's 'cyber vandalism' assessment

(Newser) - President Obama characterized the Sony hack this morning as "cyber vandalism" and "not an act of war," and Republicans including John McCain would beg to differ, reports the Hill . Also appearing on CNN's State of the Union, McCain charged that "the president does not understand... More »

Cheney: Torture Was 9/11, Not What We Did

Ex-VP says, 'I'd do it again in a minute'

(Newser) - Dick Cheney today doubled down on his defense of the CIA's so-called harsh interrogation techniques, telling Meet the Press that "torture to me is an American citizen on his cell phone making a last call to his four young daughters shortly before he burns to death in the... More »

'Governors Make Better Presidents': Governor (Walker)

Ahem, Paul Ryan

(Newser) - For the special few among us who were breathlessly awaiting the 2014 election so that we could get down to seriously speculating about the presidential election that is now two years away, well, Scott Walker has you covered. The newly re-elected Wisconsin governor is seriously flirting with a run for... More »

Christie: Ebola Quarantine Will Be 'Nat'l Policy'

Others argue that science should prevail over one-size-fits-all policy

(Newser) - Chris Christie may have a pretty irate nurse taking the Garden State to task over the execution of his mandatory-quarantine policy toward Ebola, but he's standing by it. "I think this is a policy that will become a national policy sooner rather than later," he told Fox ... More »

McCain: ISIS Is 'Winning and We're Not'

But US effort still in 'early stages': Susan Rice

(Newser) - "They're winning, and we're not," says John McCain in his assessment of the American effort against the Islamic State. "The Iraqis are not winning. The Peshmerga, the Kurds are not winning." The Arizona Republican wants American boots on the ground to better coordinate airstrikes,... More »

Pete King: White House Breach Was 'Inexcusable'

Calls for hearings on failure to stop 'basic' attack

(Newser) - The White House fence-jumper was an "absolutely inexcusable" security breach, and Politico reports that Peter King wasted no time today in calling for a "full investigation into what happened, why it happened and what needs to be done to make sure it never happens again." The New... More »

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