CNN's lawsuit threatens to throw its owner, AT&T Inc., and the Trump administration back in court just months after the two sides squared off before a judge over whether AT&T can buy Time Warner Inc.Legendary Watergate reporter Bob Woodward does not support CNN's decision to file a lawsuit against the White House and government officials for revoking the permanent press pass of the network's White House correspondent, Jim Acosta. "We intend to file an amicus brief with the US District Court".The Trump administration has said that no journalist has a "first amendment right" to enter the White House and argued that it has "broad discretion" to decide who gets given a press pass. The point is that this White House delivered an uppercut to CNN and the elite media that hates them. Trump barked at Acosta, "I tell you what: CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them".Acosta did not immediately surrender the microphone and continued to speak.The White House also … [Read more...] about A Little Truth About Jim Acosta and the CNN-Trump Dispute
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s administration contends it has “broad discretion” to regulate press access to the White House as it fends off a legal challenge from CNN and other outlets over the revocation of journalist Jim Acosta’s “hard pass.” In a legal filing ahead of a Wednesday hearing on CNN’s request for a temporary restraining order to restore Acosta’s access, the government argues it “was lawful” to punish Acosta for his behavior during a contentious Trump press conference last week.The White House’s explanations for why it seized Acosta’s “hard pass,” which grants reporters as-needed access to the 18-acre complex, have shifted over the last week. Acosta has repeatedly clashed with Trump and press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in briefings over the last two years. The Associated Press joined with a group of 12 other news organizations planning to file an amicus brief in the … [Read more...] about CNN, Trump administration in court to argue over reporter’s White House access
LeBron James listens to a question at a news conference after the opening ceremony for the I Promise School in Akron, Ohio, Monday, July 30, 2018. The I Promise School is supported by the The LeBron James Family Foundation and is run by the Akron Public Schools. Phil Long/AP Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. President Donald Trump has been saying for more than a year now that he never watches CNN. In February last year, during a Black History Month event, he said, “I don’t watch CNN…I don’t like watching fake news.” In a rambling April 2017 interview with the AP, Trump again and again reiterated his boycotting of the network: The one thing I’ve learned to do that I never thought I had the ability to do. I don’t watch CNN anymore…they treat me so badly…I stopped watching them. But I don’t watch CNN anymore. CNN has covered me unfairly and incorrectly and I don’t watch them anymore. A … [Read more...] about For Someone Who Claims to Not Watch CNN, Trump Seems to Watch a Lot of It
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 Trump people and their enemy. Plus: Got your grocery ID card? Posted By Max Brantley on Wed, Aug 1, 2018 at 7:37 AM CNN"s Jim Acosta has posted a brief clip of heckling he received while covering a Donald Trump rally in Tampa. Speaks for itself. But also from the Trump rally: He told his usual lies about non-citizens voting (now becoming a means to obscure Russian election interference) but then he took his lying to a new level. He claimed that IDs are required for everything else, including shopping. “If you go out and you want to buy groceries, you need a picture on a card, you need ID,” he said at the event at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. “You go out and you want to buy anything, you need ID and you need your picture.” A White House spokesman did not immediately respond to questions about when the billionaire president last bought groceries or anything else himself. Photo IDs are required for certain … [Read more...] about Trump people and their enemy. Plus: Got your grocery ID card?
Member Center:Create Account|Log InManage Account|Log Out HOMEKPLC Gas Price TrackerHurricane CenterU.S. & World NewsNewsTop Video ClipsLegal CornerHometown HeroesSlideshowsConsider ThisWEATHERLatest river stages, forecastsHurricane CenterFirst Alert Allergen IndexMarine Forecast and Tide TimesFishing & Hunting ForecastNational Weather ServiceKPLC Personal ForecastProgramming a Midland Weather RadioBen's FacebookWade's FacebookTrafficSPORTSTouchdown LiveLSUMcNeese State SportsSaints and NFLHigh School SportsSports Person Of The WeekOutdoorsCrimeSkyCamsHEALTHTV ListingsContestsAbout UsRequest a copy of a news storyCW Bob Woodward will release book on Trump this September 2018-07-31T00:27:23Z2018-07-31T00:58:59ZBy Josh [email protected] Woodward, seen here arriving at Trump Tower in New York, on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, will release a book on President Donald Trump in September. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (RNN) – Famed journalist … [Read more...] about Bob Woodward will release book on Trump this September