Category Archives: Chris Ruddy


Politico: Clinton Outreach Like Mandela, Ruddy Says

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.

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Embrace Obama’s Border Security Bill

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.

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Newsmax TV Signs With DISH Network, Now Reaches 35 Million US Homes

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. 

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Jeb Bush Will Rise With Immigration Stance

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.”

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Chris Ruddy: CNN Interviews Newsmax CEO Ruddy On Plans To Take on Fox TV

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.

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Chris Ruddy: Businessweek Writes About Chris Ruddy and Newsmax’s TV Plans

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 or find our channel through your Roku box. But we hope you’ll join us once we formally launch our cable channel in June.

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Florida Senator Marco Rubio Says Putin “Blatantly Lied”

Chris Ruddy: Sen. Rubio Says Putin  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.

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Rand Paul Makes Big Mistake Taking On Bill Clinton

Senator Rand Paul was fast becoming a Republican front-runner for the presidential nomination. Was, that is, until he decided to stir up Bill Clinton’s past with Monica Lewinsky. This was a major misstep for Paul and a bigger one for the GOP in general.

Democrats are aggressively attacking Republican core voters; an increasing percentage of Americans think the GOP is out of touch; and Republicans need to come up with free-market solutions to the nation’s ills.

Rand Paul is not looking forward. He’s looking to rake up the muck of the past – and against a popular former Democrat president whose favorable rating remains very high.

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Newsmax Exclusive: Lech Walesa Says Putin Has “Evil Twin”

Lech Walesa tells Newsmax Russian Premier Putin Has Evil Twin

In an exclusive interview with Newsmax, anti-communist crusader Lech Walesa, Poland’s Former President, was asked if he would classify Putin as a dictator.

“There are two Putins,” he declares. “The first one knows that it’s important to solve all issues in a peaceful, democratic way. He also realizes that Russia consists of 80 separate nations and if he loosens his grip on them, the whole thing will fall apart. So he holds tight, while also implementing some reforms.

“He makes a little progress and keeps moving in the right directions. Not too much, but enough to show some good will.

“And there is his evil twin, who still hopes that one day he will show the whole world who is on top. He hopes his day of triumph will come, but until then, he has to sit tight.”

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Liberal Intolerance Gone Wild: Cuomo, de Blasio, Ailes

Intolerant Liberal: NY Governor Andrew Cuomo

Intolerant Liberal: NY Governor Andrew Cuomo

We are witnessing a disturbing trend. More and more “mainstream” liberals and Democrats seem to be moving to the intolerant fringe.

Case in point: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

During a recent interview on Albany’s The Capitol Pressroom radio broadcast, comments made by New York’s Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo, included this statement on conservative Republicans: “Right-to-life, pro-assault weapons, anti-gay — if that’s who they are, they have no place in the state of New York because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”

Case in point: New York Mayor Bill de Blasio

De Blasio soon commented: “I agree with Governor Cuomo’s remarks. I think he’s saying that the attitude of those who want to continue the status quo on guns or want to challenge and deny the right to choose does not reflect the values of New Yorkers. He is absolutely right to say what he said.”

Case in point: Author Gabe Sherman

Sherman, who has done some solid reporting at New York magazine, wrote a book on Republican strategist Roger Ailes that only shows us a man who is dominating (is that unusual for a CEO?), a bully (because he fights back?), and paranoid (perhaps the Sherman book justifies that!).

Remember the days when liberals were advocates for free speech and a tolerant attitude to ideas and people?

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