Charlie Rose on Accusations: ‘It’s Not Wrongdoings’


Monday outside his New York City apartment veteran news anchor Charlie Rose, who has been accused of sexually harassing several women said the accusations against him are “not wrongdoings.” A TMZ  reporter asked, “How you doing Mr. Rose. Do you want to say anything to those accusers that is accusing you? Do you want to say anything to the accusers — the people that are accusing you of all these wrongdoings.” Rose said, “It’s not wrongdoings.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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CNN Guest: Trump Reluctant to Attack White Men


Monday on “CNN Newsroom,” while discussing President Donald Trump’s tweet about LaVar Ball, the father of one of the UCLA players accused of shoplifting in China who were released after the president intervened, Trump biographer Michael D’Antonio said Trump seemed reluctant “to attack white males.” D’Antonio said, “I think we all have people in our lives, and maybe some of them will come around on Thanksgiving, who say terrible things and then tell us ‘Ooh it’s a joke,’ and insult then  ‘Oh, no, I’m just kidding.’ ‘Leave them in China, in prison — oh, no, he’s just kidding.’ This is the actually kind of thing that narcissists who abuse situations indulge in all of the time. The president here is engaged in a game with Mr. Ball.” He continued, “Mr. Ball is a very astute, self-publicizing fellow. He knew how to get the president’s attention. He does it for personal and probably financial gain. The president is signaling to his base—he always seems to attack people of color or women, he doesn’t seem to be very inclined to attack white males, and I think that’s a signal. But at the end of the day, he’s got Sarah Sanders going out and
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VA Gov McAuliffe in Germany: ‘I’m Embarrassed’ by ‘Crazy Uncle’ Trump


Monday, “Democracy Now!” played an interview with Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) from last week’s U.N. Climate Summit in Bonn, Germany. McAuliffe was there with a coalition of mayors, governors, those representing universities and companies arguing against President Donald Trump’s decision pull-out of the Paris climate agreement. McAuliffe said, “I’m here because we need to send a message to the world—forget what Donald Trump says: That we are serious about climate change. I’m the governor of Virginia. When Trump moved out of the Paris climate agreement, I was the first governor to come out and say we are going to do it ourselves, so there’s an executive directive. I’m doing what should have been done at the national level in the Paris agreement. So I’m embarrassed by what Donald Trump did. So I’m here to spread the message that Trump isolated himself. He did not isolate the United States of America.” He added, Trump has no credibility after he pulled out of Paris. I always say, he’s tweeting all day, he’s like the crazy uncle up in the closet—I mean up in the attic. You just don’t know what he’s going to do on a given day. He talks about jobs, but
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Mulvaney: Administration Wants Tax Bill to Pass, With or Without Repeal of Obamacare Mandate

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Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said the administration of President Donald Trump wants the tax bill to pass, with or without repeal of Obamacare mandate. Partial transcript as follows: DICKERSON: And we’re back with Mick Mulvaney, the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. Mr. Director, I want to start with the individual mandate. That’s something the president wants. It’s in the bill now, in part in the Senate to just make the numbers add up. If it was taken out, would the president be okay with maybe cutting that corporate rate to 22% not all the way down to 20% to make up that money that they need in the Senate? MULVANEY: No, I don’t think so. I don’t think anybody doubts where the president is on repeal and replace. The White House would love to see Obamacare taken apart all at once, bit by bit, however we can do it. That being said, there’s a couple of things that the president has been very clear on from the very beginning. Number one, the middle class, ordinary Americans, working folks, have to pay less and it has to be
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Dem Rep Speier: Bill Clinton’s Accusers ‘Should Have Been Believed’


Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) said the allegations of sexual misconduct by former President Bill Clinton’s accusers “should have been believed.” Speier said, “Well, first of all, let’s remember that he did face impeachment. It wasn’t as if it was just tossed to the side. He faced impeachment. I think that the victims who came forward were not treated as they should have been. They should have been believed because, as I have pointed out, most people who come forward are telling the truth.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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Joy Reid: The Fact That People Are Still Supporting Moore Is ‘Incredibly Disturbing’


Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” roundtable guest and MSNBC host Joy Reid called it “incredibly disturbing” there were people still supporting Republican Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, given he is facing allegations that he acted inappropriately and engaged in sexual misconduct in Etowah County, AL decades ago. Reid said, “The fact that this is a calculation, we’re talking about something of such a different degree. You talked about all of the past scandals, you talked about the Monica Lewinsky situation, which was clearly an improper relationship. But we’re talking about children. We’re talking about multiple allegations of the abuse of children, and the fact that it’s even a question I think speaks to the position that the Republican party finds it’s in, morally.” She added, “This should not be a question, and the fact that people are struggling with whether or not they should continue to support Roy Moore for reasons of party, politics, power and tribe is incredibly disturbing.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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During Live CNN Report in Alabama, Person Shouts ‘Fake News’


Sunday on “CNN Newsroom” during a live report from Alabama, a person shouted “fake news” at reporter Nick Valencia while he was live on site covering the state’s U.S. Senate race. Off camera you can hear the person shouting, “Fake news, fake news fake news — all of you are conspiring against Roy Moore.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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Watch: Bernie Sanders Dodges on Bill Clinton, Al Franken Sexual Misconduct


Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Bernie Sanders, (I-VT) dodged questions about allegations of sexual misconduct by former President Bill Clinton and Sen. Al Franken (D-MN). On Clinton, Sanders said, “I don’t think at this moment our goal is to look back 20 or 30 years. Our goal is to go forward. And our goal is to understand we have a real crisis in this country today—within the political world, within the corporate world, within the media world—where women are being harassed every single day. Our job is to change that culture.” On Franken, he added, “I think that’s a decision for Al Franken and the people of the state of Minnesota. My understanding is that Al is a very popular senator. People in Minnesota think that he is doing a good job, and his political future will rest with the people of Minnesota.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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MSNBC Panelist: White Men ‘Pose the Biggest Threat to Americans’


Saturday on MSNBC, during a discussion on an FBI report on “black identity extremists,” Jamira Burley, the founder of Genynot, said white men posed “the biggest threat to Americans every single day.” Burley said, “What is extremely disturbing about Jeff Session and the FBI rhetoric around this idea of black identity extremist is it continues to highlight white Americans disdain with black people demanding equal due which is protection under the law, access to resources and the ability to freely move through throughout society without being victimized and criminalized.” She continued, “What is interesting though is that white men continue to be the–pose the biggest threat to Americans every single day. It’s been documented and verified that they are more likely to burn down churches, more likely to commit mass murders and mass shootings and so Jeff Sessions’ reality and his assessment on these people I think is both lacking in facts and both reality.” (h/t Daily Caller) Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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Cortes: Bannon ‘More Effective’ on the Outside Representing the People’s Voice on Trade, Border, Economy


Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends Weekend,” network contributor and former member of President Donald Trump Hispanic advisory council Steve Cortes said former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was “more effective on the outside” representing the “people’s voice” on issues regarding the border and the economy. Cortes said Bannon, who is also the chief executive of Breitbart News, has “been such a force for change and reform in our government.” “First and foremost electing Donald Trump, but even since leaving the White House,” he said. “He’s actually more effective on the outside because he’s no longer burdened by having a government job, a West Wing position. Now he can truly be the representative, the people’s voice for the American worker for better trade deals for a secure border, for a growing economy, for economic nationalism. And I think the things he’s doing are exciting and he’s disciplining even the establishment Republicans who hold office particularly in the Senate.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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