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Controversial Abortion Law Blocked, ‘The View’ Skewers Ken Cuccinelli, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Massachusetts Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey speak up about “stand your ground” laws in the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin and an embattled aide to Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul resigns.

Posted on Jul 22, 2013 READ MORE



Romney Son Wants to ‘Take a Swing’ at Obama, a ‘Fox & Friends’ Tax Shocker, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Mitt Romney’s advice to corporate CEOs, an update on the Massachusetts Senate race and Chris Christie making sense.

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 READ MORE



The ‘Obama Phone’ Fallacy, Coulter Ripped on ‘The View,’ and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including more bad news for Mitt Romney, Claire McCaskill’s response to Todd Akin’s sexist remarks and further Republican charges about President Obama’s religion.

Posted on Sep 28, 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



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‘SNL’ Helps Take Down Invasive Ultrasound Requirement

After a multimedia outcry that included a bit on “Saturday Night Live,” Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell withdrew support from a bill that would require women getting an abortion to undergo a transvaginal ultrasound beforehand. And yes, that’s every bit as unpleasant and invasive as it sounds.

Posted on Feb 22, 2012 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


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


Obama on 'The View'
AP / Pablo Martinez Monsivais

‘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


Obama on 'The View'
AP / Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Obama on the Color Line

Here’s a question we might consider: Does Obama want us to talk about race while he effectively sidesteps the conversation himself?

Posted on Aug 6, 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


Biden on 'The View'

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


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


McCain and Behar

‘View’ Host to McCain: You’re Not a Maverick

John McCain may have gotten more than he bargained for when he sat down on a comfy couch with the ladies of “The View” Friday morning, only to be cornered by Joy Behar about whether or not he really lives up to his prized “maverick” rep anymore. In response, McCain challenged Behar, along with others who have posed the same question, to tell him exactly how he’s changed.

Posted on Sep 12, 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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