Jake Tapper

Liberal Media Target Hannity; Attack Backfires

<p>The liberal media was outraged. Just plain outraged! Not to mention gleeful. A lawyer for CNN and <em>The New York Times</em> played a role in …

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This week’s must-read books

<b>You Think It, I’ll Say It</b> <i><br>Curtis Sittenfeld (Fiction, Random House)</i><br>The clever author of “Prep” and “American Wife” is back with an offering of short …

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Bill Clinton reportedly spread a conspiracy theory that The New York Times' publisher struck a deal with Trump to help get him elected

• <b>Former President Bill Clinton reportedly spread a conspiracy theory that The New York Times's publisher struck a deal with President Donald Trump to help elect him.</b>• <b><br>The revelation of Clinton's conspiracy theory has surfaced in Amy Chozick's forthcoming book "Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two</b> …

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Mike Huckabee Spends First Week at No. 1 on Top TV Personalities Social Media Ranking

Huckabee leads Jake Tapper on the chart, which ranks the most popular TV personalities based on data from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and …

Social Media

Jake Tapper’s ‘Hellfire Club’ Takes Us Back to McCarthy-Era America

“That hairdo might be the worst cover-up in political history,” someone snipes in “The Hellfire Club,” a time-warping political thriller by the CNN anchor Jake Tapper. The year is 1954, and the book is crammed with high-profile political figures of the McCarthy era. The spirit of the times is …

Hellfire Club

Trump uses Comey memos to try to discredit Mueller investigation

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump questioned the basis of special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation in a tweet early Saturday morning, alleging that the probe started after former FBI Director James Comey "illegally leaked classified" information.<p>"James Comey illegally leaked classified …

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Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk shows: 'War for the Planet of the Apes' and more

SERIES<p><b>Christiane Amanpour: Sex & Love Around the World</b> The veteran journalist visits Shanghai, then Accra, to talk with locals about romance and related issues in back-to-back new episodes. 7 and 8 p.m. CNN<p><b>Ransom</b> Eric and Oliver (Luke Roberts, Brandon Jay McLaren) try to rescue a CIA operative who …

San Francisco Giants

PUBLIC ENEMY #1: Reports Suggest CNN Helped Orchestrate Setup Of Trump

Memos written by former FBI director James Comey reveal that CNN may have helped orchestrate a possible setup of then-president-elect Donald Trump.

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WikiLeaks fires back at Democrat lawsuit – and they want to take action

The official account for WikiLeaks tweeted that they were looking to file a countersuit against the Democratic party, which sued the organization Friday along with the Trump campaign and the Russian government for alleged collusion.<p>“The Democrats are suing @WikiLeaks and [WikiLeaks founder] …

Conservative View

Broward County Sheriff is getting a huge wake up call – from his own deputies

Broward County Sheriff Israel, who has been much maligned and criticized in the wake of the Parkland massacre, is facing even more condemnation from his own deputies.<p>The Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association will hold a “no confidence” vote against Sheriff Israel to see if enough members of …

Corruption

Five Best: Jake Tapper

The chief Washington correspondent for CNN and author of “The Hellfire Club” on America in the 1950s<p>McCarthy<p>By Jack Anderson & Ronald W. May (1952)<p>1. This spectacular biography was published in 1952, two years before the Senate censured the Communist-hunting senator. Jack Anderson and Ronald W. May …

U.S. Army

James Comey's Memos: Putin Told Trump That Russia Had Some of The 'Most Beautiful Hookers in the World'

Because the news cycle never stops with the Trump administration, former FBI director James Comey’s memos detailing conversations he had with the …

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Comey Memos: Trump Said Flynn ‘Has Serious Judgment Issues’

The memos paint a picture of a president who is obsessed with personal loyalty, frequently preoccupied with allegations of sexual impropriety, and a …

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Unearthed: Another Bonkers Anti-Semitic Rant From Louis Farrakhan

Before you watch this insanity, which made the social media rounds this week, may I remind you that Senator Barack Obama met privately with, and</i> …

Conservative View

Rudy Giuliani’s Wishful Thinking About Trump and Mueller

Toward the end of the 2016 Presidential election, Donald Trump was running a beleaguered campaign, trailing in the opinion polls and operating under a cloud of scandal and outrage. Many Republicans had given up hope of him winning. Some, including Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House, had explicitly …

Political Satire

Broward sheriff faces no-confidence vote from union in Parkland aftermath

Broward Sheriff Scott Israel, whose actions and deputies have been the subject of national criticism in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Marjory …

North Bay

Maddow Accuses Comey of Casting ‘Aspersions’ on AG Lynch’s Reputation

The second high-profile stop for former FBI Director James Comey on his book tour Thursday was MSNBC’s <i>The Rachel Maddow Show</i>. Just as the show began, …

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Cruz Pushes to Make the Tax Cuts Permanent

Republicans are looking to make the tax cuts from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act President Donald Trump signed into law Dec. 22 permanent.<p>“We’ve been able …

Conservative View

After Parkland: A timeline of gun-control activism, legislation

The teen survivors of the mass shooting at a Florida high school have launched a movement for gun control and school safety. Here's what's happened …

Guns

Comey Explains His Investigative Basis For Saying Trump Is “Possibly” Being Blackmailed By The Russians

I previously criticized former FBI Director James Comey for his declaration that President Donald Trump is “possibly” under the influence of …

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The Hellfire Club

A new novel from Jake Tapper is out next week: <i>The Hellfire Club</i>, a political thriller set in 1954.New York Times: “It’s an ambitious debut, a …

Hellfire Club

James Comey says he pities Trump: 'I don't dislike him, I actually feel sorry for him as a person'

• <b>James Comey delivered a personal assessment of Donald Trump's character in an interview with BBC Newsnight.</b>• <b><br>He said the President has a "corrosive" and "staining" effect on those around him.</b>• <b><br>Comey concluded: "I don't dislike him, I actually feel sorry for him as a person."</b>• <b><br>It is latest of many verbal</b> …

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The Neocons Are Selling Koolaid Again

In 2004 I published an article in the journal, <i>Middle East Policy</i> that was entitled “Drinking the Koolaid.” The article reviewed the process by which …

Middle East

PAPER TRAIL: “Time” magazine names 100 Most Influential; Rowan Hisayo Buchanan on writing for an audience

Time has released its annual 100 Most Influential List. This year, each honoree’s blurb was written by another influential person—Barack Obama wrote …

Barack Obama

Begala: Comey "Has Already Wiggled" On Trump Being Compromised By Russians

Paul Begala reacts to Jake Tapper's interview with James Comey on his CNN show Thursday afternoon.<p>PAUL BEGALA: If you're a witness, if this were …

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Former wrestler AJ Mendez tackles mental health in new book

Now that she's done fighting in the ring, WWE wrestling champion AJ Mendez is taking on a new battle: mental health awareness. Mendez stopped by the …

Mental Health

Authors of Consequence | Book Pulse

Two sources list some of the world's most influential authors. A handful of award shortlists and finalists appear. The Hunger Games series turns 10, …

Books

The Book Comey Wanted to Write

Making the click-through worthwhile: the book James Comey had wanted to write, Facebook starts to feel useless to some writers, an infamous D.C. city …

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Comey news cycle — Cohen drops BuzzFeed suit — Time 100 — Search for Austin Tice

<i>With Cristiano Lima</i><p><b>‘I DON’T CRAVE TO BE KNOWN,’</b> James Comey told David Remnick on Thursday night before a packed Town Hall audience for a live taping of the “The New Yorker Radio Hour.” The former FBI director took the stage just hours after sitting down with CNN’s Jake Tapper and amid a book …

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Jesmyn Ward and Kevin Kwan Among TIME’s Most Influential, How to Make a Book, and More

Every day <i>Poets & Writers Magazine</i> scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that …

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