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Kellyanne Conway Calls Out Wolf Blitzer Over Her Husband

'You embarrassed yourself,' she tells CNN host after he sought reaction to George Conway clip

(Newser) - On Wednesday, George Conway appeared on MSNBC to provide analysis of the first day of the impeachment hearings. The move made a splash because Conway is not only a frequent critic of President Trump but the husband of top Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, and he had not made any TV... More »

Experts Dismiss Trump's Threat to Sue Network

CNN calls the letter a PR stunt

(Newser) - President Trump's lawyers and reelection campaign have threatened CNN with a lawsuit for falsely calling itself a news organization. "Never in the history of this country has a President been the subject of such a sustained barrage of unfair, unfounded, unethical and unlawful attacks by so-called 'mainstream'... More »

CNN Rejects 2 of Trump's Campaign Ads

But the network does accept one

(Newser) - CNN says it has rejected two advertisements submitted by President Trump's re-election campaign because they weren't factual, but will run a third ad that was submitted on Thursday, the AP reports. Trump's campaign likened CNN to a public relations firm for Democrats after rejection of its first... More »

Over 7 Hours, 10 Candidates Talked Climate Change

Democrats reveal their priorities in CNN town halls

(Newser) - Top Democratic presidential contenders talked tough Wednesday on cutting climate-damaging emissions from oil, gas, and coal, turning their focus to global warming in a marathon evening of town halls. While Republicans might find ammunition in the overwhelming—and overwhelmingly costly—scope of the plans, the 10 Democrats who participated in... More »

Trump: 'My Followers' Don't Want Me Talking to CNN

President apparently has no plans to do an interview with the network

(Newser) - Since becoming president, Donald Trump has not given an interview to CNN—and based on remarks he made Thursday, it sounds like he has no plans for that to change. "They are begging me to do an interview, and I just think it would be disloyal to my followers,... More »

Heckled as 'Fredo,' Chris Cuomo Blows His Top

CNN anchor was seen in viral video getting into confrontation with heckler on Long Island

(Newser) - Chris Cuomo was involved in an expletive-filled confrontation on Long Island over the weekend after a man referred to the CNN anchor as a much-mocked character from The Godfather. Mediaite reports Cuomo was at a Shelter Island bar Sunday when an unidentified man reportedly called the 49-year-old newscaster "Fredo,... More »

Trump Suggests a Boycott of AT&T

President criticizes CNN, and this time he includes its parent company

(Newser) - President Trump isn't letting world travel hamper his tweeting habits. On Monday, after arriving in the UK for his three-day visit, Trump unleashed criticism on a familiar target—CNN. But this time, he suggested that people start boycotting parent company AT&T, reports Politico . In his first tweet, Trump... More »

Trump: NYT Needs to Get on Knees, Beg

'They are truly the Enemy of the People!'

(Newser) - President Trump thinks the New York Times should "get down on their knees & beg for forgiveness." The comment came in a "Twitter rampage" attacking media outlets early Tuesday, per Fox News . Trump wrote that he was deserving of "a far bigger & better apology" than... More »

Covington Teen Sues CNN: Tweets Aren't Truth

Nicholas Sandmann wants $275M for defamation

(Newser) - Nicholas Sandmann's promised lawsuit against CNN has arrived in federal court in Kentucky. For allegedly being painted as the "face of an unruly hate mob," the Covington Catholic High School student who stood face to face with Native American activist Nathan Phillips during a January incident at... More »

GOP Cable News Hire Gives Up Job After Backlash

Sarah Isgur apparently asked for the change

(Newser) - A recent CNN hire that caused all kinds of waves has reached safe, dry land: a less powerful job. The network said Friday that Sarah Isgur, a former GOP operative, will be a political analyst instead of a political editor as originally planned, Bloomberg reports. "And news: I will... More »

CNN Stuns With Its New Hire

Sarah Isgur was DOJ rep, accomplished political operative, has no journalism experience

(Newser) - CNN has made a new hire, and the move is making all kinds of waves. Sarah Isgur was most recently employed by the Justice Department as Jeff Sessions' spokeswoman; beginning in March, she'll be a new political editor for CNN and help coordinate its 2020 election coverage. The move... More »

CNN Tonight Goes Off the Air After NYC Bomb Threat

Caller claimed there were 5 devices in building

(Newser) - CNN says its New York offices and studios have been given the all-clear after a bomb threat was phoned in Thursday night. The threat at Manhattan's Time Warner Center forced the evacuation of the facility and the closure of part of West 58th Street to vehicle and pedestrian... More »

CNN Pundit Used Phrase 'River to the Sea.' Now He's Canned

Marc Lamont Hill's contract nixed after controversial comments at the UN

(Newser) - A pundit who appears regularly on CNN made remarks at the United Nations Wednesday that apparently caused him to lose his gig at the network. "Marc Lamont Hill is no longer under contract with CNN," was the curt notice from a CNN rep to Mediaite , which first reported... More »

White House Restores Acosta's Pass, With a Caveat

It can be revoked again, Trump administration warns

(Newser) - The Trump administration said Monday that it will fully restore CNN reporter Jim Acosta's White House credentials, but warned that he must follow a series of rules at future press conferences, the AP reports. White House officials Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Bill Shine sent Acosta a letter explaining his... More »

Trump Responds to Judge's Acosta Ruling

Says White House is writing up rules of 'decorum' for reporters to follow

(Newser) - President Trump on Friday insisted that "total freedom of the press" is important to him, but he thinks reporters need to follow rules of "decorum" at press conferences. In response to a judge's decision to restore the press credentials of CNN's Jim Acosta, Trump said the... More »

Judge Sides With CNN's Acosta Over White House

Orders that his press credentials be returned

(Newser) - Score one for CNN over the White House. A federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to immediately return the White House press credentials of reporter Jim Acosta, per the AP . US District Court Judge Timothy Kelly, an appointee of President Trump, announced his decision following a hearing in... More »

Fox News Sides With CNN on Jim Acosta-Trump Flap

'Secret Service passes for working White House journalists should never be weaponized'

(Newser) - Fox News on Wednesday came out in support of CNN's suit against the Trump administration in a bid to get back Jim Acosta's "hard pass." Its statement, from Fox News President Jay Wallace:
  • "Fox News supports CNN in its legal effort to regain its
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CNN Sues Trump, Sanders Over Acosta Controversy

Network wants a judge to restore his press credentials

(Newser) - CNN has sued the White House over last week's controversy involving reporter Jim Acosta. The White House revoked Acosta's press credentials after he rebuffed an intern who was trying to take his mic away as the reporter peppered President Trump with questions. Now the network wants a judge... More »

Colbert, Kimmel: Fire Sarah Sanders

They accuse her of sharing doctored video, though its creator has a technical explanation

(Newser) - Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert have weighed in on the controversy swirling around a White House video and arrived at the same conclusion: Both say Sarah Huckabee Sanders should be fired. The late-night hosts cited media reports accusing Sanders of sharing a "doctored" video of CNN reporter Jim Acosta'... More »

In Trump-Acosta Flap, New Controversy Over Video

Critics say White House version is 'distorted' to make it seem worse; defenders disagree

(Newser) - The White House has yanked the press credentials of CNN's Jim Acosta, accusing the correspondent of "placing his hands on a young woman" trying to take away his microphone as he questioned the president. Acosta calls that a "lie." Now a related controversy has emerged regarding... More »

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