As more and more advertisers pull out of Tucker Carlson's Fox News program, the show increasingly fills commercial space with announcements for Fox programming, the Hollywood Reporter reports.
The show broadcast an increasing number of "house ads" for Fox News, Fox Nation, Fox television and Fox Sports.
The nine episodes of Tucker Carlson tonight that have been on the air since Media Matters released sexist comments that Carlson made in radio appearances included 6.2 commercials per show, which accounted for more than a third of the show's total advertising, according to the Hollywood Reporter review.
Trump: the Democrats are "anti-Jews"
Donald Trump accused the Democratic party of being anti-Jewish when he was asked about several presidential aspirants who chose to skip an AIPAC conference.
"The Democrats have shown themselves to be anti-Israelis," he told reporters as he left the White House.
"It's a disgrace," he said. "They are totally anti-Israel. Frankly I think they are anti-Jewish."
Even Trump, who is headed to Florida for the weekend, will not attend the AIPAC conference.
Beto O & # 39; Rourke is now engaged in an electoral campaign through South Carolina, where he attracts large crowds, reports the Huffington Post.
O & # 39; Rourke said he would support a wealth tax.
"We have no princes and princesses, kings and queens, a concentration of wealth and power, and that's exactly what we have now," he told the Huffington Post.
"I have no idea about the Mueller report," Donald Trump told reporters as he left the White House.
He attacked both Mueller's investigations and the multiple probes conducted by the House controlled by the Democrats.
The White House has indicated that it will resist requests for documents from House's investigators.
"Just a continuation of the same witch hunt. They know it. And behind closed doors, they laugh at it," Trump said. "It's just a continuation of the same nonsense."
Trump said it would be "very interesting" to see what is contained in the Mueller report and expressed confidence in his current Attorney General, William Barr, to decide what to do with the document when he receives it.
"There was no collusion. There was no obstruction. Everyone knows it. It's all a big trick," he said.
Donald Trump, as he was leaving for Florida, told reporters he does not know when the Mueller report will be released, according to AP. He again struck the investigation as a "witch hunt".
The Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton, long considered a rising star, is now on the run in Washington after leading a faction that tried in vain to overthrow the House president, Nancy Pelosi. And he's struggling to get traction with a potential presidential bid, reports the Boston Globe.
Moulton made a trip to South Carolina this week, where the Globe reported attracting an audience of 22 students at a time when even longshot candidates attracted hundreds of people.
"Moulton could have a bright future. I'm not sure if now is the time," said Sean Carrigan, a former congressional candidate who attended a panel discussion for veterans that Congressman hosted during the trip.
The Supreme Court is ready to consider the maps of the North Carolina congressional district next week, in a case in which the opponents' hope will lead to the first court ruling that cutting down a map is too partisan.
Bloomberg News reports on the case, which has topics scheduled for Tuesday. The judges will consider both the map of the North Carolina, designed by the Republicans, and a map of Maryland drawn by the Democrats.
Republicans in North Carolina openly declared that they were designing the districts in 2016 to give the party an electoral advantage, according to Bloomberg.
"I propose to draw the maps to give a party advantage to 10 Republicans and three Democrats because I do not believe it is possible to draw a map with 11 Republicans and two Democrats," said State Representative David Lewis, who led the reorganization effort , at the time.
But the odds are probably against the parts that defy the maps. The court refused to bring down the partisan gerrymanders in a Wisconsin case a year ago.
Donald Trump offered more information on his decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which caused global anger.
He compared it to his decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, noting that past presidents have promised during their campaigns to move the embassy and recognize the Golan Heights, but not the they have never followed.
"It was a very difficult decision for every president," he said in an interview with Fox Business.
"They all participated in the campaign. They never did, and I understand why," he said of the embassy move. "When I was elected, I was overwhelmed by calls from all over the world, the leaders, mostly the leaders said please, don't do it, don't do it. I did, and it was done, and it goes "Good. Golan Heights is the same thing. For years, other presidents have campaigned. They said they would do it. This is sovereignty. This is security. It's about regional security."
Trump has denied having anything to do with the strengthening of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is awaiting re-election in three weeks. "I wouldn't even know about this," he said.
Even in the interview, Trump hit the federal reserve for raising interest rates and said he believes he can work with the Congressional Democrats on an infrastructure bill.
"The simplest thing is the infrastructure. They want it, I want it. I talked about it with Nancy Pelosi the other day. We are in agreement on this," he said.
Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand launched her ideas to improve the asylum process while on tour in a legal clinic in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, which helps immigrants with legal issues.
The Associated Press reports this morning on Thursday's events:
The New York senator kicked off his first presidential campaign in Nevada by meeting immigration law students. The 2020 White House promise took notes as students described the cases they worked on and the problems they encountered in the US legal system in an attempt to help immigrants, including unaccompanied minors.
Gillibrand, who emphasized his role as a mother on the electoral path, spoke with the students as he picked up and examined several small pieces of canvas with handprints of those unaccompanied children whose cases were handled by the clinic.
The Democrat said he is working on legislation that guarantees asylum seekers a lawyer, creates a system for Americans to promote immigrant children and expel immigration judges from the US Department of Justice so that they can be independent .
"We want impartial judges who are appointed for life so that they can do the right thing, not the political thing," he told reporters.
Immigration reform is a primary issue in Nevada, which has a large population of immigrants living in the United States without legal permission and 13,000 young immigrants seeking protection from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
"I think this is a big problem for all of America," said Gillibrand. "I think we have a border crisis that was literally fabricated by President Trump, entirely creating a humanitarian family separation crisis."
She met Thursday afternoon with former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and spoke with voters Thursday night in a downtown Las Vegas bar.
A careful reading of Donald Trump's interview with Fox Business Network, in which he repeated John McCain again, suggests that he might have been given some kind of indication that the network would not ask about the problem.
Donald Trump has torn the Green New Deal as "the most absurd thing" and said he hopes the Democrats will advance with it because it will hurt them politically.
Trump joined the proposal to combat climate change at an interview with Fox Business Network broadcast Friday morning.
"It's the most absurd thing," Trump said. "I really hope they keep going … because I think it will be very easy to beat."
Trump said the Democrats are becoming "an extreme leftist party".
"They are radicalized," he said.
A federal judge in San Francisco will examine the Trump administration's policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico during a court hearing on Friday to help them decide whether to block the practice. The Associated Press reports:
Civil rights groups have asked Judge Richard Seeborg in San Francisco to suspend the asylum policy as their lawsuit progresses. Seeborg should not have run immediately.
The policy began in January at the San Ysidro crossing in San Diego, marking an unprecedented change in the US asylum system. Families applying for asylum are generally released in the United States with subpoena for immigration.
The administration subsequently expanded the policy to the port of entry of Calexico, about 120 miles east of the San Ysidro crossing.
The lawsuit on behalf of 11 asylum seekers from Central America and legal advocacy groups states that the administration is violating US law by failing to properly assess the dangers migrants face in Mexico.
Donald Trump is headed to his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida on Friday, where he will meet Caribbean leaders to discuss the crisis in Venezuela.
Trump is scheduled to leave the White House at 9:30 am and arrive at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, at 12:25 pm.
He will meet with leaders from the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Saint Lucia, and the Associated Press reports that the political and economic crisis in Venezuela is at the top of the agenda. Trump will show his support for the Caribbean countries that support the democratic transition in the crisis-ridden South American country, where Nicolas Maduro is clinging to power despite international pressure.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein hinted last year that Mueller's report would not include the harsh condemnation of someone who has not been charged with a crime.
Discussion points Memo obtained a letter sent by Rosenstein to Senator Chuck Grassley on June 27, 2018.
"Punishing offenders by court proceedings is only part of the Department's mission," wrote Rosenstein. "We also have a duty to prevent the disclosure of information that could unfairly tarnish people who are not accused of crimes. … In fact, the disclosure of unspoken accusations against American citizens without law enforcement is considered a breach of trust of the public prosecutor ".
Trump warns that "people will not stand" for Mueller's report
While Washington still refers to the eventual release of the report by Special Adviser Robert Mueller, Donald Trump warns that "people will not support it" if the report portrays him badly.
The disturbing warning came in an interview with Fox Business Network on Friday morning.
"It's always interesting for me because a deputy, who did not get any votes, appoints a man who did not get any votes, is about to write a report about me," said Trump, referring to the decision of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appoint Mueller. "I have a deputy, a man in charge of writing a report about me, to make a decision about my presidency? People will not support it.
"For two years we have been through this nonsense. There is no collusion," Trump said.
No one knows for sure when the Russian electoral interference report will arrive, but buzz is on the horizon again may be imminent.
Journalists are stopping Mueller's office on Friday morning.
"We are reading tea leaves like everyone else," a White House official told CNN.