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CNN Airs Gut-Wrenching Interview with Gold Star Family Who Never Received Call from Trump

As President Trump continues to face scrutiny over how to properly console gold star families, CNN had a gut-wrenching interview on Thursday with a military family who never heard from the president after their son was killed.

Scarborough: Trump Has No 'Shred of Humanity' After Using Kelly's Dead Son For 'Cheap Political Shot'

"The president dragged their son into the limelight for a cheap political shot on a talk radio show."

GOP Sen. Cassidy Explains Trump: 'Hyperbole is Interpreted by Some as Lies'

Sen. Bill Cassidy appeared on Morning Joe Thursday, and was asked a particularly pointed question by co-host Mika Brzezinski.

Trump Suggests 'Fake Dossier' Was a Conspiracy Between Russia, FBI, Democrats

President Trump is still tweeting his morning proclamations, and it seems he just suggested that there are rogue forces operating in the U.S. government with Russian collusion.

Kiers Simmons: North Korean Officials Watch Morning Joe

NBC News correspondent Kier Simmons appeared on Morning Joe Thursday to make a surprising revelation on the MNSBC show's audience in the hermit kingdom.

Trump: Clinton, Obama's Russian Uranium Deal 'Biggest Story that Fake Media Doesn't Want to Follow!'

President Trump is awake, and he has provided his daily Twitter slam against the "fake media."

S.E. Cupp: You Want Answers On Benghazi? You Should Want Answers About Niger

.@secupp: If you wanted answers about Benghazi, you should want answers about Niger. https://t.co/sGJ7L0gTUZ — SE Cupp Unfiltered October 19, 2017 The four fallen soldiers in Niger earlier this month has sparked a ton of controversy, but not in the way that it has in the past. Instead of the media ...

Everything About This Condolence Call 'News Story' is Shameful

The 24-hour news cycle manages to keep hitting new lows, but what has occurred over the past 72 hours has truly been nauseating.

Trevor Noah: It's Good That Weinstein Likes People Watching Him Shower… 'There's A Lot of That in Prison'

During his third night in Chicago, Trevor Noah suggested that America should "build a wall" around Harvey Weinstein.

Watch Ted Cruz Make a Painfully Obvious Larry David Joke in Debate With Bernie Sanders

"You know, as some might say, curb your enthusiasm," Cruz said to laughter and applause from the audience.

Fox News' Trish Regan Erupts at Guest Over NFL Anthem Debate: 'That's a Bunch of Baloney!'

Things got very heated during a Fox News panel about the ongoing NFL anthem controversy.

Watch Bernie Sanders Get Caught Off-Guard By Audience Member's Response in CNN Debate

"I did say all Americans," Conrad repeated.

Rachel Maddow Blasts Trump For Treatment of Fallen Soldiers' Families: 'Moral Disgrace'

Rachel Maddow devoted her lengthy opening monologue Wednesday night to President Donald Trump's treatment of the families of fallen soldiers. And she condemned the President in the strongest possible terms.

Twitter is Convinced That a Newly Unlocked Secret Account Belongs to James Comey

There is a growing consensus among Twitter users that the account "Reinhold Niebuhr" belongs to former FBI Director James Comey.

Tucker Carlson Battles With Ex-UN Amb. Nancy Soderberg Over Uranium: 'You're Filibustering!'

On Wednesday night, Tucker Carlson took on former UN ambassador Nancy Soderberg over the latest developments on the Obama-era Uranium One Deal that reportedly involved Russian corruption that was tied to the Clinton Foundation. 

Richard Painter on Trump Politicizing Death of Kelly's Son: 'No Understanding of Human Emotions'

He has no empathy, no understanding of human emotions that people go through because he stayed home during Vietnam with his sore foot or whatever it was,' he told host Erin Burnett.

FNC Panelist AB Stoddard: Trump's Treatment of Military Families 'Extremely Upsetting and… Offensive'

President Donald Trump has brought fallen military families into the spotlight following his false claim Monday that past Presidents including Barack Obama didn't call the families.

Kellyanne Conway and Don Jr. Retweeted Russian Troll Account Days Before Election

It was reported earlier today that a well-known and prominent pro-Trump Twitter account was actually run by a notorious Russian troll farm. The account, @TEN_GOP, was shut down in August by Twitter, but not before it had gained over 140,000 followers and had become an influential online conservative ...

Mark Cuban Continues to Fan the Flames on a 2020 Run: 'I Think I Qualify'

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban spent much of the 2016 Presidential campaign trying to mix it up with then-candidate, now-President Donald Trump. Might he, in 2020, go a step further and try to take him on directly?

George Will Goes Off on Trump: 'He's Barely on Speaking Terms With the English Language'

"I don't think I've heard him complete a sentence in two years that had a subject, an object, and a verb."

Twitter Becomes Obsessed with Weird 'Fake Melania' Conspiracy Theory

There is another conspiracy theory going around, this time concerning the idea that, um, there is a fake Melania Trump who President Trump brings out in public to pass off as the real Melania.

White Cheerleaders Investigated After Screaming: 'F-*k N-**ers' Over And Over

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CNN: The $25,000 Check Trump Promised Gold Star Father Was Not Sent Until Today

Surprise, surprise.

Jake Tapper Surgically Cuts Bill O'Reilly Down to Size After Failed Twitter Troll

Bill O'Reilly -- who now hosts a podcast on his website after being ousted from Fox News in April amid multiple allegations of sexual harassment by coworkers -- tried to reinsert himself into the cable news fray on Wednesday with a tweet touting a former colleague's ratings and bashing a rival's.

How Bernie Sanders Helped Turn the Democratic Party Against Women

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Eric Holder Rips Trump Over False Claim Obama Didn't Call Fallen Soliders' Families: 'A Damn Lie'

After President Donald Trump's false claim that past Presidents including Barack Obama didn't call the families of fallen soldiers, Obama's Attorney General, Eric Holder, fired off a Tweet blasting Trump.

Jake Tapper Laments How Soldiers' Deaths Are Now Just a 'Piece of Ammunition in the Snark Wars'

During today's broadcast of CNN's The Lead, anchor Jake Tapper addressed the whole controversy, noting that the president's actions this week take the focus off of the ultimate sacrifice made by our military members, instead making it all about scoring political points

Trump Tweets At NFL: 'Too Much Talk, Not Enough Action'

With the massive wave of news earlier in the day, it's a little odd to find that President Donald Trump is still tweeting about the recent NFL protests.

'I Am Sorry': Nicolle Wallace Goes On a Tear About Trump's Actions This Week

MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace opened her show this afternoon by saying "I am sorry."

Charles Barkley Lambastes Media's NFL Protest Coverage: 'You Guys Have…Done a Terrible Job'

NBA season kicked off on Tuesday night -- which puts TNT's Charles Barkley back in the sports media spotlight. And while the retired NBA great has been away, he hasn't liked what he's seen from his media peers who have covered the NFL protests.

White House Reportedly Drafted Niger Sympathy Statement That Trump Never Used

Politico is reporting that a National Security Council staffer wrote up a statement for President Donald Trump to use in the aftermath of the ambush in Niger earlier this month that killed four US soldiers.

Trump Reportedly Promised A Gold Star Father $25,000, But Never Sent The Money

President Donald Trump offered $25,000 to a grieving Gold Star father in a phone call, but apparently never sent the cash, according to a new Washington Post report.

Sarah Sanders: Gen. John Kelly 'Disgusted' by Politicalization of Son's Death

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders basically criticized her own boss today...

Gold Star Widow Tells CNN She Did Not Receive Promised Call from Trump

Whitney Hunter, a Gold Star widow whose husband Jonathon Hunter was killed in Afghanistan, said on CNN this afternoon she was told she would be receiving a call from President Trump, but the call never came.

Sarah Sanders: 'Disgrace of the Media' To Portray Trump's Call to Widow as 'Something That It Isn't'

"I think it frankly is a disgrace of the media to try to portray an act of kindness like that and that gesture and to try to make it into something that it isn't."

WATCH: MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle Tears Up While Honoring Fallen Green Berets

Instead of focusing on that and further politicizing the issue, Stephanie Ruhle decided to honor the fallen soldiers who tragically lost their lives on her show today.

Pro-Trump Twitter Account With Massive Clout Was Run by Russian Trolls

Pro-Trump Twitter account TEN_GOP was run by Russian trolls during and after the election to spread misinformation.

Did President Trump Illegally Record a Military Widow? He Might Have.

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Sarah Sanders on Trump's 'Proof' of Widow Call: No Recording But Others in the Room

During today's press briefing, Sarah Huckabee Sanders addressed the supposed "proof" President Trump has to defend himself regarding the call to a grieving widow.

Jeff Sessions: I Don't Know If I Can Commit to Not Jailing Reporters for Doing Their Jobs

During Jeff Sessions' appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the attorney general declined to promise that the Justice Department would never imprison journalists.

NFL Commish Roger Goodell on Protests: 'What We're Trying to Do is Stay Out of Politics'

As the NFL wrapped up their two-day owners meetings in New York on Wednesday, commissioner Roger Goodell spoke with the media about about the continued protests in the league. With President Donald Trump continuing to blast the league for not adopting a rule requiring players to stand during the ...

Twitter Loses It After Ted Cruz Acknowledges Zodiac Killer Meme

With Cruz acknowledging the meme, folks on Twitter reacted. We had those who sighed with disappointment that the conservative lawmaker effectively killed the joke.

Hey Trump Fans, if Las Vegas Was a Big Conspiracy, Why is Trump Falling for it?

While waiting for president Trump to provide the proof he promised that he didn't actually disrespect a fallen soldier to his grieving widow , there is another topic which

Katy Tur on Fact-Checking Trump's Lies: 'He Was Slippery Like a Snake'

NBC's Katy Tur gave an interview where she went in depth about her experiences as her network's Trump campaign correspondent for the 2016 election.

Why Doesn't Joy Reid Have a Weekday Evening Show on MSNBC?

It is really easy to ask why this or that person doesn't have his or her own prime time cable show. But Joy Reid is different. She is different in what she covers, how she covers it and different in that she is a proven entity in the world of cable news. She is also

In Travel Ban Denial, Judge Jabs at Trump, Compares Him to Colin Kaepernick

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Rep. Wilson: 'I'm Not Trying to Politicize' Trump's Call to Grieving Widow 'But…It Was a Disgrace'

Rep. Federica Wilson appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe this morning to clarify what she witnessed in a car full of grieving family members of fallen soldier La David Johnson. His name is in the news after the solace that US Presidents provide to Gold Star families first mentioned by President Donald ...

Rep. Wilson Hits Back at 'Coldhearted' Trump Phone Call: 'I Have Proof Too'

This man is a sick man, he's cold hearted and he feels no sympathy or pity for anyone.

Scarborough: Steve Bannon Looking Chubbier Because Mercers 'Are Shoving Money in his Pocket'

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough yet again took aim at Steve Bannon on Wednesday morning, this time for the Breitbart chair's speech railing against Goldman Sachs partners running the U.S. government.

Jesus Campos Explains What Happened in Las Vegas Shooting to Ellen Degeneres

Note , This post has been updated to include the video excerpt released by The Ellen Show. The Ellen Show has released a snippet from a widely anticipated interview she conducted with Jesus Campos, the security guard who first encountered Stephen Paddock, the assailant who killed 59 individuals and ...