Elizabeth Warren on Hillary Clinton: ‘I want to hear what she wants to run on’

A little challenge to Hillary there.. nice..
Warren has a crisp and effective language..

Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/24/1366648/-Elizabeth-Warren-on-Hillary-Clinton-I-want-to-hear-what-she-wants-to-run-on

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is taking a wait-and-see approach to whether Hillary Clinton will champion progressive issues during her campaign.

Warren was asked by MSNBC’s Rev. Al Sharpton on Tuesday whether she thought Clinton would be a “progressive warrior.” Here’s the exchange:

“Sharpton: A lot of progressives have questions about whether she’ll be a progressive warrior. What would you say to them?

Warren: Ya know, I think that’s what we’ve got to see. I want to hear what she wants to run on and what she says she wants to do—that’s what campaigns are supposed to be about.

Bill O’Reilly’s CBS Colleague Says Buenos Aires Was Not A ‘Combat Situation’ After Falklands War

This suddenly looks a bit serious.. and might drag him down.. it’s not a Brian Williams.. but it’s not nothing either.. And social media has its own dynamics..

BILL OREILLY

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/21/oreilly-combat-cbs_n_6727988.html

Buenos Aires was neither a “war zone” nor a “combat situation” after Argentina surrendered to Britain in the Falklands War, says one of Bill O’Reilly’s former colleagues
at CBS who was with him in the capital at the time.

“It was an ‘expense account zone,’” writes Eric Jon Engberg, a retired CBS correspondent, in a Facebook post.
“We — meaning the American networks — were all in the same, modern hotel and we never saw any troops, casualties or weapons.”

Stephen Colbert debuts ‘Colbeard’

Can’t wait for Sept 8th!! :D

Honoree Stephen Colbert poses at the Oscar Wilde Awards at director J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot production company in Santa Monica, California February 19, 2015. REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)

http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/television/2015/02/20/stephen-colbert-debuts-colbeard/kXW3uMP0mm3kPMzpcuB9xM/story.html

Stephen Colbert revealed a silver beard at the 10th annual Oscar Wilde Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., on Thursday.

The former “Colbert Report” host, known for his bare-faced look, told E! News and The Daily Beast that he grew the facial hair during his current time-off. He takes over the “Late Show” from David Letterman on Sept. 8.

Barack Obama’s ‘extremism’ language irks both sides

The whole thing is embarrassing.. and damaging.. as problems will grow..
And it’s a bit like listening to a little child.. a dreamer..
And the choice between “human ideals and dialogue” vs. “iron fist” is not merely an ideological conviction, it’s often just a matter of timing. And finding the right mix in the right context.
A President who doesn’t seem to understand the nature of aggression, and prefers to avoid confrontation, is partly blindfolded in handling these issues.

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/barack-obamas-extremism-language-irks-both-sides-115304.html

Barack Obama’s summit on violent extremism has come under fire from conservatives who are bashing his reluctance to use the words “Islam” and “Muslim” to describe the threat from terror groups like Al Qaeda and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.

Jeb Bush’s Foreign-Policy Speech: Republican Presidential Contender Tries to Distance Himself From Brother George W. Bush

Jeb has a problem.. beyond the name in itself..
He might at some point have to take a stand on his brother’s legacy.. which should mean rejecting parts of it.. if not the legacy will probably stick to him as a silent consent..
And he’ll be attacked by opponents..

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/02/if-jeb-bush-isnt-george-w-bush-who-is-he/385616/

When people say that Jeb Bush has a name problem, they often mean that he has a foreign-policy problem—his association with his older brother’s much-maligned stewardship of global affairs.

On Wednesday afternoon, he made his first move in trying to solve that problem. Speaking at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Bush asked to be judged on his own merits. “I love my brother, I love my dad … and I admire their service to the nation and the difficult decisions they had to make,” he said. “But I’m my own man, and my views are shaped by my own thinking and my own principles.”

If Jeb Bush isn’t George W. Bush, however, it’s tough to tell who he is.
His speech was a mix of obligatory platitudes about leadership, general statements of principles, and a stinging critique of the Obama administration—all the more stinging because it was delivered in Chicago, Obama’s home. But it was notably short on specifics. That’s understandable at this stage, before Bush has even officially announced he’s running, but it doesn’t help solve his problem.

After MSNBC Axes Ronan Farrow and Joy Reid’s Shows, Is Chris Hayes Next?

Good news… get back to straight news and more competent hosts…
And time to let Sharpton go.. and please get rid of “mhp” already, as she’s poisoning the brand.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/19/after-msnbc-axes-ronan-farrow-and-joy-reid-s-shows-is-chris-hayes-next.html

As its afternoon shows hosted by Ronan Farrow and Joy Reid are canceled due to poor ratings, MSNBC is reportedly planning to replace Chris Hayes with Rachel Maddow.

It was hardly a surprise Thursday when ratings-challenged MSNBC announced the cancellation of the poor-performing afternoon programs hosted by Ronan Farrow and Joy Reid after less than a year, with veteran news anchor Thomas Roberts stepping in to preside over the two-hour block from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Until a permanent replacement is named for Roberts’s 5:30 a.m. program Way Too Early, the 6 a.m. Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski will temporarily take up the slack by starting a half-hour earlier.

But according to knowledgeable sources at the Comcast-owned cable network, Thursday’s moves were only the opening salvo in a wider programming shakeup.

(..) In the longer term, these sources said, the Rev. Al Sharpton—a larger than life personality who attracts a 35 percent African-American audience but continues, after 3½ years of nightly practice, to wrestle with his Teleprompter–could eventually be moved from his weeknight 6 p.m. slot to a weekend time period, as MNSBC President Phil Griffin attempts to reverse significant viewership slides by accentuating straight news over left-leaning opinion.

WATCH: MSNBC’s Matthews Just Destroyed State Dept. Flak Who Says Terrorists Simply Need Jobs

A couple of things.. finally someone on the left wakes up and starts confronting the problems in the Mid-East…
And Harf really should consider resigning.. she’s a bright young woman whose loyalty to Obama is destroying her career.. she knows she’s wrong and should leave her post to maintain her integrity.. it’s painful to watch a delivery of such inane and provocative talking points…

http://www.westernjournalism.com/watch-msnbcs-matthews-just-destroyed-state-dept-flak-says-terrorists-simply-need-jobs/#CdQmiQKTbWO51gfM.97

It was the sort of pounding, merciless, unrelenting attack that many believe the Obama administration should pursue against ISIS — only the war on the Islamic State would be waged with bullets and bombs, not words.

In a blistering verbal assault on a clearly outgunned spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews unleashed a barrage of devastating criticism of the Obama war strategy, claiming the White House is allowing America to be “humiliated.”

And in the process of blasting Obama’s handling of the effort to stop the spreading ISIS scourge, Matthews got the State Department rep, Marie Harf, to reveal what may well be the key reason why the White House won’t go all out to destroy ISIS.

In effect, Harf said that the United States needs to implement something akin to a jobs program for terrorists. Saying nothing about radical Islam, the religious underpinnings for ISIS’ actions or a historical clash of philosophies and cultures, the State Department spokeswoman blamed poor economic conditions as the driving force behind the terrorists’ brutal slaughter of their enemies and bloody territorial expansion.