George Stephanopoulos

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Celebs Face Brunt of 'Corona-Shaming'

Jennifer Lopez, George Stephanopoulos among those bashed for not staying home, following rules

(Newser) - Celebrities including Jennifer Lopez and George Stephanopoulos are learning the hard way about "corona-shaming," the act of shaming people who appear to be skirting public health recommendations amid the coronavirus pandemic. While various Facebook groups target the average "covidiots," per the Guardian , celebrities are most visible.... More »

George Stephanopoulos Has Virus Along With Wife

But ABC News figure is largely symptom-free, unlike Ali Wentworth

(Newser) - Good Morning America host George Stephanopoulos revealed Monday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus but has been relatively symptom-free, per the AP . The ABC News host revealed his diagnosis on the show, telling co-host Robin Roberts that he's "feeling great." The news comes about two... More »

Actress Ali Wentworth: 'I've Never Been Sicker'

George Stephanopoulos' wife in 'pure misery' from COVID-19

(Newser) - Actress and comedian Ali Wentworth has contracted the coronavirus and it's taking quite a toll. "I've never been sicker. High fever. Horrific body aches. Heavy chest," Wentworth, the wife of ABC News and and Good Morning America anchor George Stephanopoulos, wrote on Instagram Wednesday; she paired... More »

Trump Brushes Off Criticism of Remarks on Foreign Info

Says he meets with world leaders all the time, and it would be 'ridiculous' to inform the FBI

(Newser) - President Trump generated headlines Wednesday when he said during an interview that he would listen if a foreign government approached with dirt on a political rival. On Thursday, Trump pushed back against the resulting criticism, reports the Hill . "I meet and talk to 'foreign governments' every day,"... More »

Rudy Giuliani Has News on Possible Trump Plea

Trump's top attorney talks up a storm on 'This Week'

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani got America's attention Sunday by saying he couldn't deny that President Trump may plead the Fifth Amendment if he testifies in the Russia probe, ABC News reports. "Are you confident the president will not take the Fifth in this case?" asked George Stephanopoulos on This ... More »

Obama: ObamaCare Will Survive My Term

President talks Trump, Russians, and Twitter as his term in office wanes

(Newser) - With less than two weeks on the clock, President Obama doesn't hesitate about whether ObamaCare will survive once he turns the keys over to Donald Trump: "I think it will," he tells ABC News' George Stephanopolous. "It may be called something else. If in fact the... More »

Hillary's Chances of Winning, per Nate Silver: 79%

Though he concedes 'there's a lot of football left to be played'

(Newser) - If you're looking for odds on what's going to happen in Election 2016, you can ask a Las Vegas bookie or Nate Silver. And according to what the FiveThirtyEight.com numbers whiz told George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday's Good Morning America , Hillary Clinton has an almost 80% chance... More »

Stephanopoulos in Hot Water Over Donations to Clinton Foundation

Says he should have disclosed them, bows out of ABC's Republican debate

(Newser) - George Stephanopoulos is engaging in damage control today after acknowledging that he donated $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation but didn't disclose that fact even while reporting on the foundation in his capacity as an anchor at ABC News. ( Politico and the Washington Free Beacon first reported the... More »

Obama to Boehner: Instead of Suing, Do Your Job

President dismisses lawsuit as a 'stunt'

(Newser) - Barack Obama isn't exactly quaking in his boots over John Boehner's lawsuit threat , at least not publicly. "The suit is a stunt," the president told George Stephanopoulos at ABC . "I'm not going to apologize for trying to do something while they're doing nothing.... More »

Diane Sawyer Stepping Down at ABC's World News

To be replaced by David Muir

(Newser) - Diane Sawyer is stepping down as anchor of ABC's World News in September after nearly five years in the job, to be replaced by her regular substitute, David Muir. The network also said today that George Stephanopoulos will add the role of chief anchor for live news events to... More »

Cruz: Tie Debt Ceiling to ObamaCare

Also thinks GOP is 'winning the argument'

(Newser) - Ted Cruz today called for "ways to mitigate the harms from ObamaCare," and he's looking squarely at you, debt ceiling showdown: "The debt ceiling historically has been among the best leverage that Congress has to rein in the executive," he said today on State of ... More »

Obama: Syria Deal Not About 'Style'

Emphasizes it was more important to get the policy right

(Newser) - The road to the Syria chemical weapons deal may have been bumpy, but President Obama insists that he's "less concerned about style points" and "much more concerned with getting the policy right," he tells George Stephanopoulos this morning on ABC's This Week . “Folks here... More »

Rodman to Obama: Call Kim Jong Un

They both like basketball, so 'let's start there'

(Newser) - Maybe we should sic Dennis Rodman on the Middle East next, because he's apparently found the diplomatic solution in North Korea: Fresh off his "basketball diplomacy" trip to Pyongyang, Rodman stopped by ABC's This Week this morning to give George Stephanopoulos the scoop on his new BFF... More »

Rubio on Water Gulp: God Reminding Me I'm Human

Mid-speech sip sparks Twitter surge

(Newser) - It's not unusual for the peanut gallery to ask if a politician was drinking after a speech—or if that drink was Kool-Aid—but it's Marco Rubio's swig of water last night that's getting more attention than his words. While giving his party's response to... More »

Was Diane Sawyer Totally Drunk Last Night?

Plus: Brian Williams slams Donald Trump

(Newser) - If you were watching ABC's election coverage last night, there was probably just one question on your mind: Is Diane Sawyer really drunk, or just tired? Gawker has an amusing video montage that seems to support what many assumed: She was smashed. The video pieces together clips of Sawyer... More »

Amanpour Leaving ABC's This Week

George Stephanopoulos will return to the show

(Newser) - Sunday morning news junkies will see a big change come Jan. 8: Christiane Amanpour is leaving her gig as host of ABC's This Week and will be replaced by former host George Stephanopoulos. Amanpour will work on prime-time specials for the network and develop a new show focusing on... More »

Cain's Smoking Aide Had to Be Drunk: Carville

And Rick Perry is 'incapable of running for president'

(Newser) - James Carville offered an entertainingly disparaging take on the GOP presidential race today, saying that nothing stood in Mitt Romney’s way to getting the nomination—he may be a “serial windsock,” constantly changing his positions, but his opponents are inept. “The best thing Rick Perry can... More »

Obama Knocks Bank of America Debit Card Fee

'You don't have some inherent right to a certain amount of profit'

(Newser) - President Obama made waves in his latest interview with George Stephanopoulos of ABC , in which he spoke out against Bank of America’s unpopular new $5 fee for debit card users . “This is exactly why we need this Consumer Finance Protection Bureau,” Obama said. Asked directly if he... More »

Bachmann: Let's 'Look at' Minimum Wage

Republican hopeful maintains founding fathers fought slavery

(Newser) - Michele Bachmann still thinks minimum wage needs a review—and she says John Quincy Adams was a founding father. Noting that Politifact says she’s gotten more “facts” wrong than any other GOP hopeful, George Stephanopoulos asked her if she wanted to “clear up” some past comments, like... More »

Trump: Let's Just Seize Iraq's Oil

'We're reimbursing ourselves'

(Newser) - Donald Trump has an interesting concept of how the world’s oil markets work: In an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC , Trump opined that the reason oil was so high was because “We don’t have anybody in Washington that calls OPEC and says, ‘Fellas, it’s... More »

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