Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is out with a new book in which she claims several of her male colleagues made comments about her weight following the birth of her second child. CBS This Morning eagerly jumped on Gillibrand’s story which was filled with numerous quotes from anonymous sources, a fact that CBS didn’t bother to question when promoting the Democrat’s allegations.
On Thursday, August 28, co-host Gayle King introduced a segment by proclaiming “polls show that Americans have a very low opinion of Congress and this next story is probably not going to help that very much. New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says fellow legislators made rude and sexist comments to her about her weight.” [See video below.]
Three B-2 strategic nuclear bombers completed a tour of duty in Guam this week, as tensions remained high between the United States and China over what the Pentagon called a “dangerous” Chinese fighter-jet intercept of a U.S. surveillance plane last week.
Kinda stinks that Netanyahu’s cabinet is at such odds with him, but as I said before, I don’t blame them. After years of doing the same thing over and over, the people of Israel are tired of living this way and want permanent change. That means destroying Hamas.
SEAN HANNITY: Do you support convert or die? ANJEM CHOUDARY: What you're talking about is completely falsehood. first ol of all the yazidis went to the mountain before the islamic state came to the area. first of all they said there were 40,000 and then 20,000 and said a coupleed and they were living in the mountains anyway inville villeagesvillages. so this is a complete pack of lies in order to villainize. there's nothing called isis anymore. the christians coming back into mosul because they realized the life under the shari' ah is better.
PBS: "With a resounding Democratic primary victory and a critical party switch, former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist moved a step closer to winning back his old job. His Republican challenger, Gov. Rick Scott, scored his own big win. The Sunshine State matchup is expected to be one of the most expensive and negative of the cycle. Adam Smith of The Tampa Bay Times joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the race."
With the recent killings of Jewish teens, I think many of us feared that Aaron Sofer could end up with the same fate, and now it appears to be happening.
CHRIS HAYES: I first met you face to face a year ago. I came down to Washington to interview John Kerry, and it was about a push from the State Department to the White House for possible military strikes against Bashar al Assad. Here we are one year later and it looks like the groundwork is being laid for possible air strikes against a group that is fighting Bashar al Assad. How are American people supposed to make sense of this?
JENNIFER PALMIERI, WH COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR: Speaker Boehner made it clear they were not going to able to move immigration reform. So we, as we said for many months were going to do, moved forward with this effort to take administrative action. And I know that Senator Rubio's statement talks about illegal action. Obviously that's not what the president is going to do. What the Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security are doing is looking for options obviously within our legal authority that we could do to do two things.
Students at the University of Oregon began their fall semester on Monday amid controversy over conduct charges filed against a female student for making a joke.
President Obama is heading back up north for a fundraiser with 250 Wall Street high-rollers shelling out $32,000 a piece to get in the door, according to the New York Post.