On what I'm going to christen Gold Tuesday — that annual event when Oscar nominations are announced, much too early in the morning — news was good for Jane Campion (whose "The Power of the Dog" led the pack with 12 nominations), Steven Spielberg (now an eight-time nominee for best director, this time for "West Side Story"), and many more. But we've got many weeks to celebrate the lucky nominees; this morning, let's spend a little time at the Academy of the Snubbed. —The best picture category brought a few surprises (hello there, "CODA" and "Nightmare Alley") and a few snubs. Joel Coen's "The T...
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MSNBC panel laughs at Rick Scott's panicky 'I'm not the one doing it' excuse about 'lunatic' GOP candidates
The panel on MSNBC's "The Sunday Show" took great joy at watching Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) scrambling on Sunday morning to avoid responsibility for a slate of Republican U.S. Senate candidates who were generously described as "troublesome."
In the clip from CBS' "Face The Nation," host Margaret Brennan asked the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee about candidates like Georgia's Herschel Walker and Arizona's Blake Masters and their controversial comments.
"In a local radio interview in July, you talked a lot about your business as an executive and you said, 'we should start electing people that we would hire,'" the host began. " In Georgia, Herschel Walker, Republican Senate candidate has lied about the number of children he has, about his business dealings. His ex-wife said he held a gun to her head and said, 'I'm going to blow your effing brains out.' In Arizona, the candidate Blake Master called the Unabomber an underrated thinker. He said that al Qaeda doesn't actually pose substantial threat to Americans. I mean, I've got a list of candidates here who've had some and said some pretty troubling things. Would you hire these people to work for you?"
"Well, you'd go through each person and- but I'm not the one doing it," the Florida Republican protested. "It's the voters of those states who are doing it. The voters of those states are going to make a choice."
"You're trying to help Senate Republicans and lead them to victory. These are your candidates," the CBS host pressed.
"So, you know Margaret, as you remember, the voters in Arizona choose who they're gonna, they're gonna vote and what they're gonna choose, between Blake Master and Mr. Kelly," he replied. "Mark Kelly has voted to keep the border open. He has never voted for border security. He's voted for the tax increases. He's voted for cutting Medicare. You know, he's- he's voted with Chuck Schumer, and with Joe Biden basically 100% of time. Warnock has the same problem, and this election is going to be about Joe Biden. And so, this election is going to be about all the bad things that have happened- this- the fact that we're going into recession, the fact that, you know, inflation is 9%, the fact that gas prices are up $2. All these things, that's what people are looking at. There- there–"."
Following his sharing the clip, host Jonathan Capehart joined his panel in laughing before stating, "I mean, it is like, dude, Senator Scott, his whole job is to recruit candidates who could win and boost the majority, and then to help them do that. And Margaret Brennan, more power to her, she ran through the bill of crazy particulars on a lot of these candidates. How? How is he in that position? How did he allow this to happen?"
Former George W, Bush aide Elise Jordan offered, "Look, the lunatic's are running the asylum. The Republican leaders, they are so scared of Donald Trump and his primary favorites, they have not done enough to actually get candidates who are electable over the finish line," as her co-panelists could still be heard laughing in the background.
Strategist Jon Reinish admitted, "I never thought I would say this but like, poor Rick Scott, because he looked embarrassed, looked like sort of the cat eating the canary."
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Fox News host Maria Bartiromo lost her cool after attorney Alan Dershowitz praised the "great things" accomplished by President Joe Biden.
"He's done great things in Ukraine," Dershowitz told Bartiromo in a Sunday interview. "I think he has done good things on domestic policy, gotten some very good things passed."
"He is the candidate who restores normality and if Trump is going to run, I think that even a low-ranking candidate with essentially moderate views, he won't win," the attorney continued. "But Trump will lose. So nobody is going to win this next election if it's Trump vs. Biden. It will be who has the most negatives and who loses the election."
Bartiromo reminded Dershowitz that he "supported Trump" by defending him during impeachment.
"You said Joe Biden was moderate!" the Fox News host exclaimed. "You said he has moderate policy. You said he has passed some good things. You said he did a good job in Ukraine. I don't know what you're talking about! This is not a moderate president. OK?"
"I don't know what you're talking about in terms of Joe Biden being moderate, Alan," she complained.
"Compared to who?" Dershowitz replied. "I mean, compared to President Trump, who I did not vote for. I defended him against an unconstitutional impeachment but I didn't vote for him. But compared to President Trump, the current president, Biden, is a moderate. So is his attorney general, a moderate."
"No, he's not a moderate!" Bartiromo shouted back. "He's not a moderate! It's just not true! And I know that's the B.S. line that Democrats have been trying to sell us since day one during the campaign. But his actions and his policies are indicative that he's not a moderate!"
She added: "Not only is he not a moderate but his son has been selling influence. Hunter Biden and the investigation is continuing there."
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The Trump adviser who pushed a plan to separate migrant children from their families now says that President Joe Biden deserves the "eternal shame of history" over his border policies.
During an interview on Fox News, former Trump adviser Stephen Miller blasted Biden for dismantling Trump-era immigration policies.
"The decision to terminate President Trump's hugely successful border controls is a crime against humanity," Miller told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo. "And my plea to every single member of Congress on the Republican side of the aisle is raise holy hell about what's happening on our border."
He added: "This administration deserves to lose not only a record number of seats in the House and the Senate over this border crisis but the eternal shame of history! For what they have done has no precedent. It is an abomination."
During his time in the White House, Miller pursued harsh immigration policies that separated children from their families. Activists have called for the International Criminal Court to charge Miller with crimes against humanity for his role.
Watch the video below from Fox News.