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O’Reilly and Laura Ingraham bicker over Michael Savage

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Conservative allies Bill O’Reilly and Laura Ingraham got into a debate on Tuesday morning’s Fox & Friends over pundit Michael Savage, who O’Reilly called a “crazy right-wing talk-show host.”

The Associated Press reported that Savage is not being broadcast on Talk Radio Network following an arbitration settlement last week. But O’Reilly used him as an example of what Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney should not do when he debates incumbent President Barack Obama Wednesday.

MediaMatters posted video of O’Reilly sharing his belief that Romney should try to channel former President Ronald Reagan during the debate.

“The way that Reagan did it was, authoritative, but folksy,” O’Reilly said, repeating a talking point he also made on NBC’s Today Show. “I don’t know if Romney can be folksy. You gotta take the edge off. You gotta be a little bold and fresh out there. But you gotta do it more of a twinkle in your eye than a malice.”

Ingraham tried to enter the discussion at this point, seemingly supporting O’Reilly, asking why his show, The O’Reilly Factor and Fox & Friends were popular, when O’Reilly interrumpted her.

“I don’t show malice, and I’ll tell you why,” said O’Reilly, who has called abortion providers “baby killers,” called Sandra Fluke “smug and immature” and been criticized for bullying both co-hosts and guests. “One of these crazy right-wing talk-show hosts is now off the air … Savage? Is he off the air?”

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O’Reilly called Savage “malicious” before Ingraham stepped in.

“First of all, Michael Savage — you might not like him, he has millions of people who follow him,” Ingraham pointed out. “He is a talented broadcaster.” Then O’Reilly cut her off, suggesting that if people sense “malice” coming out of Romney in the debate, it could hurt him.

“I’m sorry, Laura, you’re wrong,” he told a visibly frustrated Ingraham.

“When has Romney ever done that?” she asked. “You’re creating paper tigers, Bill.”

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The video, originally aired Tuesday, can be seen below.

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Fox & Friends attacks Mueller’s credibility: ‘I don’t think he knows the details of the report’

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The hosts of "Fox & Friends" questioned Robert Mueller's credibility after Congress set a date for the former special counsel to testify about his findings.

Mueller will testify July 17 to lay out evidence of alleged crimes by President Donald Trump and his campaign associates, and Fox News broadcasters suggested questions that could undercut his impartiality.

"How did it make you feel when president of the United States said that you're compromised, or how did it make you feel when the president of the United States kept attacking the process?" said co-host Brian Kilmeade. "What did you think about the rumors he was going to fire you? I'm not sure he is going to answer that either."

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While Presiden Donald Trump has been trying to drum up fears about a crisis driven by waves of immigrants trying to invade the United States, the real crisis is a humanitarian one that forced many asylum seekers from Central America to leave their homes in the first place. And that humanitarian crisis continues on American soil in the camps and detention centers where children and others are being held in horrendous conditions, as many recent reports have documented.

CNN"s Anderson Cooper reflected on the crisis and the administration's attempts to shift the blame to others on his show Tuesday night.

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MSNBC’s Morning Joe challenges ‘stubborn’ Robert Mueller to explain Trump’s corruption to ‘laymen’ — not lawyers

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough challenged former special counsel Robert Mueller to state his case against President Donald Trump in plain language, rather than placing himself above the political fray by speaking legalese.

The "Morning Joe" host said tens of millions of Americans would tune into Mueller's scheduled July 17 congressional testimony, but Scarborough wants the special counsel to do a better job explaining the findings from his 22-month Russia investigation than he did in his first public statement last month.

"The only thing I will say there is it is his responsibility as a public servant to explain some of his reasoning and some of his conclusions to lay people across America whose tax dollars paid for him to work on this very important project over the course of a couple of years," Scarborough said.

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