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Senators Vow Gun Control Filibuster, Limbaugh Admits Defeat, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including more legal troubles for former Idaho Sen. Larry Craig related to that infamous bathroom arrest and Barbara Walters’ possible major announcement.

Posted on Mar 28, 2013 READ MORE



Obama’s Second Term Begins, Maher on the U.S. ‘Quasi-Police State,’ and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including sore loser Rick Santorum’s tough talk for the president and why the Republicans’ debt ceiling proposal may be a constitutional fail.

Posted on Jan 20, 2013 READ MORE



Bush Health Update, Starbucks Gets Bipartisan, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the newest member to be sworn in to the U.S. Senate and Barbara Walters’ awkward interview with the Obamas.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 READ MORE



Barbara Walters Asks Chris Christie About Weight, Good News for Elizabeth Warren, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including PolitiFact’s “Lie of the Year” revealed and Bill O’Reilly responds to news of a “war on Christmas” victory.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 READ MORE


Sandra Fluke: Rush Limbaugh’s Apology Changes Nothing

She became a household name over the last week, thanks to the vitriolic attentions of one Rush Limbaugh, and on Monday, Georgetown University law-student-turned-culture-war-front-liner Sandra Fluke went on “The View” to tell Barbara Walters and her cohorts about the controversy and Limbaugh’s attempt at an apology. Updated

Posted on Mar 5, 2012 READ MORE



Israeli Segregation à la Rosa Parks

An Israeli woman is relegated to the back of the bus by a group of Orthodox Jews; New York celebs party with the Occupiers; and studying fish may be the key to understanding why uninformed voters are a necessary evil in our democracy. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Dec 18, 2011 READ MORE


‘Daily Show’: Lowe’s Balls of the Week

In this lively snippet from Wednesday’s “Daily Show,” Jon Stewart takes stock of the ballsiness—at times to the point of complete delusion—on display this week from the likes of Herman Cain (remember him?), who made Barbara Walters lose her cool, Mitt Romney and President Obama. Well, maybe not that last one.

Posted on Dec 15, 2011 READ MORE



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Syria Warns Protesters of Looming ‘Massacre’

Mere days after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad hit the American airwaves to claim his innocence in his country’s recent deadly crackdowns on protesters calling for regime change, his opposition in the volatile city of Homs was told of an upcoming massacre if it didn’t stop demonstrating in three days.

Posted on Dec 9, 2011 READ MORE


Barbara Walters: ‘Unfair’ to Blame Sarah Palin

You may recall that Sarah Palin placed cross hairs on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ district and tweeted “Don’t Retreat, Instead - RELOAD!” about 10 months before someone shot the congresswoman and 19 others. Well, Barbara Walters says “to blame Sarah Palin as some are doing, I think it’s very unfair to her.”

Posted on Jan 10, 2011 READ MORE


Heed the Prophetic Words of Whoopi Goldberg

Every now and then, the staged ladies’ coffee klatch known as “The View” produces some useful commentary on Our Life and Times, and in this instance, taken from a show that aired last year, the discussion seems downright prescient ...

Posted on Jan 10, 2011 READ MORE


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The Fascinating Gen. Petraeus

So, one of the relentless Barbara Walters’ fave things to do around the holidays is to count down her list of the “10 Most Fascinating People” of the year. This time, mixed somewhat awkwardly in among the likes of Sandra Bullock, Justin Bieber and ...

Posted on Dec 10, 2010 READ MORE


Stephen Colbert in ‘View’ Walk-Off Shocker

On Tuesday, Stephen Colbert joined fellow guest Maria Shriver on the deceptively comfy couch frequently inhabited by Barbara Walters and her colleagues from “The View” to discuss his upcoming fear-based rally and Bill O’Reilly before things got a little too uncomfortable.

Posted on Oct 19, 2010 READ MORE


Barbara Walters Gets Mannerly About O’Reilly Showdown

Although Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar insisted on Monday’s episode of “The View” that they had walked off the set during last week’s show (-down) with Bill O’Reilly because they thought his stance on Islam was bigoted ... (continued)

Posted on Oct 18, 2010 READ MORE


O’Reilly’s Views on Islam Spark Walk-Offs on ‘The View’

The so-called 9/11 mosque controversy just won’t go away—not when Fox Newsers such as Bill “Papa Bear” O’Reilly are still stoking it, as he does in his customary bulldozery way in this clip from “The View” on Thursday. Clearly, Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg aren’t having it.

Posted on Oct 14, 2010 READ MORE


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‘The View’ Spinoff: Now Featuring Y Chromosomes

Thank goodness someone is making bold moves to ensure that men’s voices are heard on network television. The someone in question here is Barbara Walters, who is reportedly giving her successful format from “The View” ... (continued)

Posted on Aug 25, 2010 READ MORE



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God Save Obama From Elisabeth Hasselbeck

President Obama is scheduled to guest on “The View,” Thursday, marking the first time a sitting president has lowered himself to daytime talk. Hopefully he doesn’t get confused and try to fire Sherri Shepherd, who is not Shirley Sherrod.

Posted on Jul 26, 2010 READ MORE


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Joe Biden Confronts His F-Bomb-Riddled Past on ‘The View’

Our nation’s vice president braved a big test of his diplomatic finesse on Thursday, submitting to the rat-a-tat questioning of one of the least inviting panels any politician might have to face in his or her career. That’s right—Joe Biden was Thursday’s special guest on “The View.”

Posted on Apr 22, 2010 READ MORE


Yes, Barbara, Ricky Martin Is Gay

Now that Ricky Martin is “a fortunate homosexual man,” it’s time to revisit Barbara Walters’ cringe-inducing 2000 interview with the singer, who then declined—about 20 times—to tell Ms. Walters and her millions of viewers whom he bangs, he bangs.

Posted on Mar 30, 2010 READ MORE


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Howell Raines: Why Don’t Real Journalists Take Fox News to Task?

Howell Raines, the New York Times’ erstwhile executive editor, sounds downright alarmed in a Washington Post Op-Ed article about the lack of journalistic standards and blatant displays of “disinformation” he sees on Fox News. What’s more, he doesn’t think that “honest” journalists ... (continued)

Posted on Mar 12, 2010 READ MORE


Walters 'n' Palin

Walters Fascinated by Fellow Celebrity Palin

It’s dizzying, really, if you think about it: In this clip, media celebrity Barbara Walters names political celebrity Sarah Palin as one of her “Barbara Walters’ 10 Most Fascinating People of 2008,” which people are mostly compelled to watch because Walters’ name is attached to it. Celebrities are fascinating!

Posted on Dec 5, 2008 READ MORE


Olbermann on 'The View'

Shock!: Olbermann Doesn’t Vote

MSNBC’s pugnacious pundit Keith Olbermann dropped in on “The View” on Monday, where he rattled his gaggle of lady-hosts with his announcement that he doesn’t vote as a “symbolic gesture.” Hold on to your mug there, Keith!

Posted on Nov 10, 2008 READ MORE


Clinton on 'The View'

Bill Clinton: Hillary Would Have Been the Best VP Pick ‘Politically’

Former President Bill Clinton braved the deceptively comfy-looking couch on the set of “The View” to sit for a chat with Barbara Walters and her deceptively bubbly-seeming quartet of co-hosts, who are suddenly in the catbird seat in terms of landing the big political interviews after their headline-grabbing session with John McCain on Sept. 12.

Posted on Sep 22, 2008 READ MORE


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Kasia Anderson on Barbara Walters

“Audition” details the life story, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes, of a pioneering journalist-entertainer who reported the news while making it in ways both admirable and troubling.

Posted on Aug 1, 2008 READ MORE


Michelle Obama on The View

Fist Bumps All Around on ‘The View’

Michelle Obama visited “The View” on Wednesday, and, following a round of fist bumps with the show’s starring lineup (as well as a few jokes about the “terrorist fist jab” of Fox News fame), Obama addressed some of the rumors and criticisms that have circulated about her recently and weighed in about whether Hillary Clinton should be her husband’s running mate.

Posted on Jun 18, 2008 READ MORE


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‘ET’ Hits Clinton with Today’s Toughest Questions

Leave it to “Entertainment Tonight” to really get Hillary Clinton talking about the key issues of the day, like teen star Miley Cyrus’ semi-nudie-pic shame and TV titan Barbara Walters’ stunning affair admission in her new memoir. Thank heavens someone finally dared to go there.

Posted on May 5, 2008 READ MORE


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