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Eric Bolling is out at Fox News amid allegations of sexual harassment — and the network is canceling his new show – Business Insider

GOOGLE NEWS Eric Bolling. AP Images Fox News on Friday parted ways with host Eric Bolling and canceled the show he co-anchored amid allegations that he sent lewd, unsolicited messages to network employees. In a brief statement provided to Business Insider, Fox News confirmed the cancelation of “The Fox News Specialists,” which was first reported by the Huffington Post on Friday. “We thank Eric for his ten years of service to our loyal viewers and wish him the best of luck,” a network spokesperson said. Bolling was suspended from Fox News last month amid allegations that he sent unsolicited photos of male genitalia...

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‘Why do you say that I have to apologize?’: Trump clashes with reporter who asks repeatedly about false claims – Business Insider

GOOGLE NEWS President Donald Trump at the White House. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Time magazine’s Washington bureau chief, Michael Scherer, confronted President Donald Trump over his history of making statements without providing evidence, saying in an interview published Thursday that “people in your position in the Oval Office have not said things unless they can verify they are true.” Scherer pressed the president to explain controversial allegations, most recently his claim that President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower, which law-enforcement officials have rebutted. “There’s other things you said that haven’t panned out,” Scherer said. “The peg for this story is...

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‘This is an emergency’: Left-leaning sites grapple with Trump’s defiant attempts to undercut the media – Business Insider

President Donald Trump. Reuters/Joshua Roberts Top media figures may not openly acknowledge it, but they’re at war with President Donald Trump, whose rhetorical assault on many major media outlets has been undeterred by his ascension to the nation’s highest office. During a Thursday event at New York University titled “Not The New Normal: How The Media Should Cover The Trump Presidency,” top media figures from Slate, The Huffington Post, The New Yorker, and Univision ruminated — and at times fretted — over how their outlets planned to proceed in face of a White House that uses its own “alternative facts” and remains actively hostile to the news media. “This is an emergency,” New Yorker editor David Remnick said, repeatedly urging media outlets to “buck up.” “Everything is fragile. Magazines are fragile. Television stations are fragile. NYU may not last until the 400th century, who knows? And it’s demanded of us to vouchsafe that which is valuable, and invaluable, and constitutional.” If Trump’s frequent, occasionally personal critiques of opponents during the campaign disturbed some reporters, the first days of his presidency were an equally ominous sign that the press would face years of opposition from a president who seems eager to battle for every factual inch. Reports have indicated that Trump’s administration almost immediately set about putting gag orders on several government departments upon taking power, barring them from releasing information to the public and to the press. (White House press secretary...

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Donald Trump’s campaign is doing rhetorical backflips over his deportation force – Business Insider

Donald Trump speaks in Iowa. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images Donald Trump’s campaign is attempting to simultaneously soften his position on immigration without alienating voters who support his hardline stance. In a series of interviews on Sunday, high-profile members and allies of the campaign — such as vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, and Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus — refused to answer how Trump would follow through on his plan to deport the millions of immigrants living in the country illegally. Yet each also insisted that Trump’s plan was “consistent” with the immigration platform he touted during the Republican presidential primaries. “Nothing has changed about Donald Trump’s position on dealing with immigration,” Pence said during an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.” When repeatedly pressed by CNN host Jake Tapper over whether Trump still supported a so-called deportation force, Pence said it was more of a “mechanism, not a policy.” But he did not elaborate on Trump’s plan. Conway took the argument slightly further, reiterating that the deportation force may be off the table, as she did in an interview last weekend. Speaking to “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace, Conway claimed that Trump has rarely mentioned his proposed deportation force and suggested he would consider backing away from the plan. “He will look at that. The softening is more approach than policy, Chris,” Conway...

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Trump’s plunge in polls has Republicans starting to panic about how it could affect others on ballot – Business Insider

Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Portland, Maine. Sarah Rice/Getty Images Republicans have a message for Donald Trump: If you’re going to lose, don’t drag down other Republicans with you. In an interview with CNN on Thursday, Sen. Lindsey Graham chided Trump for his recent decision not to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan and Sen. John McCain in their primary battles with Republican challengers, noting Trump’s sinking poll numbers following the Democratic National Convention. “If you really focused on Hillary Clinton’s weaknesses and the Obama economy’s weaknesses, you could change these numbers,” Graham said. “That means you have to focus on your opponent. And your opponent is not John McCain or Paul Ryan or Kelly Ayotte. Your opponent is yourself.” For months, Democrats have attempted to tie Trump to other candidates running down-ballot from Trump in House and Senate races. Groups like Emily’s List, which backs pro-choice, female Democratic candidates, have tried to link Trump to incumbent Republican candidates, creating digital campaign stunts and pouring money into advertisements linking Republicans with their party’s nominee.  For their part, many major Republican donors like Charles and David Koch have chosen to sit out the presidential race, instead focusing their energies on preserving Senate and House majorities. But polling seems to be bearing out Republicans’ worst fears. While the aggregate polls show a tight race in New Hampshire between Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Democratic senate candidate Gov....

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