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Obama tells Leno he’ll keep bypassing Congress

As violence gripped the streets of Oakland and thousands marched in San Francisco, President Barack Obama sat down with NBC talk show host Jay Leno on his set in nearby Burbank for a wide-ranging discussion. During their conversation, Obama told the late night host that because Republicans in Congress continue…

Hartmann: Just 147 corporartions are ‘running the world’

Using a series of colored blocks, Russia Today’s progressive talk show host Thom Hartmann explained this week how just 147 corporations run the entire global economy. Spurred on by a recent study titled “The capitalist network runs the world,” The Big Picture host showed how there are harmful clusters of…

FBI probes threatening letter to CBS host Craig Ferguson

LOS ANGELES — The FBI and police said Wednesday they were investigating a threatening letter sent to a late night CBS television host that contained a powder that resembled anthrax, but which turned out to be harmless. The letter mailed from France arrived at the CBS offices of the Late…

After panning ‘radical’ GOP Medicare plan, Gingrich says he’d vote for it

WASHINGTON – In the span of three days, he went from lambasting the GOP Medicare privatization plan as too radical to endorsing it and declaring his full support. “I would have voted for the budget,” former Republican House speaker and presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich told Media Matters in a video…

Larry King says CNN successor was ‘oversold’

LONDON (AFP) – Former veteran CNN talk show host Larry King said Friday that his successor, British journalist Piers Morgan, had been “oversold” to television audiences in the United States. King bowed out in December after 25 years as host of “Larry King Live” and the Atlanta-based news network launched…

After calling Pelosi ‘garbage’ and causing mass school lockdown, GOP staffer loses job

It’s not quite clear why conservative talk show host Joyce Kaufman resigned from her position as chief of staff to newly elected Rep. Allen West (R-FL) before she even began the job. But for those looking for a reason, there are plenty to be found. On Tuesday, Kaufman raised the…

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