Bill Clinton on Saturday fondly memorialized one of the key financiers of what Hillary Clinton years ago deemed the “vast right-wing conspiracy.”
Speaking at a private memorial service in southwestern Pennsylvania for Richard Mellon Scaife, who died last month, Clinton recalled how, after his presidency, he built a “counterintuitive friendship” with the conservative billionaire, according to an account of the speech in one of the newspapers Scaife owned.
With an estimated 51,000 undocumented children having entered our border states, and another 40,000 expected by September, congressional Republicans should join with President Obama in embracing a strong border security bill. President Obama has put forth a $3.7 billion bill that the House Appropriations Committee will take up as early as Tuesday.
Oh, the foreign policy woes of a president in his second term.
“Blame Obama” seems to be the mantra of the day, especially from the Republican side of the aisle, whether it be the Bergdahl-Taliban swap or the new crisis in Iraq.
Think for a moment about an American president who deals with the supporters of Islamic terrorism, a rogue organization dead set on killing Americans . . . with a history of having murdered hundreds of American servicemen.
Newsmax Media today announced that it has reached a distribution agreement with satellite TV provider DISH Network Corp. for Newsmax TV, expanding the reach of the forthcoming news, information and lifestyle channel to nearly 35 million satellite homes and businesses when it soft launches on June 16.
The new distribution deal puts Newsmax in more than one-third of U.S. cable and satellite homes. Last week the company announced a distribution deal with DIRECTV, the nation’s largest satellite provider reaching more than 20 million subscribers.
Focused on serving an audience of more than 80 million disenfranchised Baby Boomers, Newsmax Media, Inc.’s Newsmax TV has signed a distribution deal with DirecTV and is accelerating toward a national launch that expects to reach 40 percent of U.S. cable and satellite homes by the end of this year.
Newsmax Media CEO Christopher Ruddy said that the company will begin its soft launch in mid-June through DirecTV on its most penetrated residential and commercial packages, reaching more than 20 million subscribers. Newsmax expects to announce additional distribution deals in the near future.
Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, who will be canonized Sunday, ascended to become giants of Roman Catholicism in part because of their shared devotion to freedom, Newsmax’s President and CEO Christopher Ruddy said on Newsmax TV on Friday.
Ruddy spoke about the two pontiffs with J.D. Hayworth and John Bachman on “America’s Forum” from Rome, where preparations are underway for the unprecedented twin canonizations.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush set off a firestorm when he said people who come to America illegally to provide a better life for their families are committing “an act of love.”
In an interview early in April, Bush said: “Someone who comes to our country because they couldn’t come legally, and they crossed the border because they had no other means to work, to be able to provide for their family, yes, they broke the law, but it’s not a felony, it’s an act of love, it’s an act of commitment to your family.”
CNN’s Brian Stelter was kind enough to interview me about Newsmax’s plans to start a cable news network that will compete in the space that Fox News rules – news with a conservative slant.
There’s no question that Fox is great at what it does and Fox News’s owner Rupert Murdoch was a genius when he created the conservative-leaning news network in 1996. Of course, we’re not really taking on Fox News head-to-head, but we do hope there will be quite an audience for our brand of “nicer, gentler” reporting with a conservative slant, without having to resort to vitriol or polemic.
Bloomberg’s Businessweek magazine recently posted a review of Newsmax’s plans to start a 24-hour cable news network this upcoming June. will be, They wrote that NewsmaxTV will be “a kinder, gentler Fox [News].”
They quote me as saying, “Our goal is to be a little more boomer-oriented, more information-based rather than being vituperative and polarizing.” I do believe that there are plenty of politically conservative viewers that want an alternative to Fox News.
You can start watching NewsmaxTV online at http://www.newsmaxtv.com or find our channel through your Roku box. But we hope you’ll join us once we formally launch our cable channel in June.
Russian President Vladimir Putin “blatantly lied” when he said the troops on the ground in Crimea are not Russian forces, and he lies on a “regular and consistent basis,” Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) said.
Senator Rubio made those remarks last night on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” which comes on the heels of Rubio’s interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” where he said that the Putin regime is “a government of liars.”
Rubio has said he does not believe the United States should send military force to stop the Russian invasion, but has instead called for the Obama administration to help strengthen Kiev’s government while reinvigorating NATO alliances.