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NBC Fires Longtime Host Matt Lauer Over ‘Inappropriate Sexual Behavior’

NBC News’ Matt Lauer has been terminated over “inappropriate sexual” workplace behavior. “We just learned this moments ago,” said Lauer’s former co-host, Today’s Savannah Guthrie, early Wednesday morning. “We are devastated.” In a memo to staff, NBC News chairman Andy Lack explained that “on Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about…

Mark Halperin Accused of Sexual Harassment, Out at NBC

Mark Halperin, a senior political analyst and frequent contributor for NBC News and MSNBC, acknowledged Wednesday night that he had engaged in “inappropriate” behavior around women he worked with while he was at ABC News and said he would “take a step back from my day-to-day work.” Halperin apologized for having pursued “relationships with women…

Trump Threatens To Revoke NBC News’ Broadcasting License

President Trump tweeted Wednesday that NBC News should have its broadcasting license revoked because of its report that he asked advisers in July about dramatically expanding the U.S. nuclear arsenal. “Fake @NBCNews made up a story that I wanted a ‘tenfold’ increase in our U.S. nuclear arsenal,” he tweeted. “Pure fiction, made up to demean.…

Trump To NBC: Decided To Fire Comey Since Russia Is A ‘Made Up Story’

President Donald Trump told NBC News’ Lester Holt in an interview aired Thursday night that he thought the Russia investigation into alleged ties between his campaign and Russian officials was a “made up story,” prior to firing FBI Director James Comey. “I was going to fire regardless of recommendation,” Trump said referring to letters he…

Trump: ‘Any Negative Polls Are Fake News’

President Trump stated in a series of tweets to that any opinion polls casting him or his administration in a bad light must have been faked. He wrote, “Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election. Sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting.” A CNN/ORC poll…

Miss USA ‘Shocked’ When Trump Kissed Her [VIDEO]

A former Miss USA contestant has revealed details of what she said were unwanted sexual advances from Donald Trump in a new NBC News interview. Temple Taggart McDowell, who was 21 at the time, said that on at least two occasions Trump kissed her on the lips without her permission. McDowell first made the allegations…

Matt Lauer Ignores Trump’s Lies [VIDEO]

NBC host didn’t challenge Trump’s false claims about Iraq and Libya. Donald Trump did not oppose the Iraq War from the beginning. In September 2002, the month before then-Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) voted in favor of the congressional authorization to use force in Iraq, Trump went on Howard Stern’s radio show and said he supported…

New Poll: Trump Behind Clinton By 10 Points

Hillary Clinton now holds a 10-point lead over Donald Trump, 51 percent to 41 percent, according to results from the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking poll Clinton’s double-digit lead is up from an 8-point gap last week. The 10-point margin is the biggest spread in the tracking poll since the two-way general election match-up…

Trump Poll: Zero Percent with Blacks in OH, PA

New Polls made by NBC News and The Wall Street Journal shows presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is polling at zero percent among black voters in states of Ohio and Pennsylvania. The Poll show that African-Americans overwhelmingly favor Hillary Clinton—by an 88-point margin in Ohio and a 91-point margin in Pennsylvania.

RNC Ditch NBC Debate Choose CNN Instead [VIDEO]

The Republican National Committee officially canceled its partnership with NBC for the next primary debate, voting instead to have CNN host the event in Houston on Feb. 26. The committee voted Monday to replace NBC on a conference call after negotiations with the network failed, two sources familiar with the call told Politico. The RNC…

Jon Stewart Mocks Brian Williams Fake Iraq War Story [VIDEO]

Jon Stewart led a tongue-in-cheek cheer on Monday for the media attention surrounding NBC News anchor Brian Williams’ discredited story about being targeted by enemy fire in a military helicopter. “Finally, someone is being held to account for misleading America about the Iraq war,” Stewart said. “It might not necessarily be the first person you’d…

NBC Wanted Stewart for ‘Meet the Press’

NBC reportedly reached out to Jon Stewart for one of the most venerable jobs in American journalism: host of Meet the Press. Network news president Deborah Turness held negotiations with Stewart, three senior television sources told New York magazine. NBC was willing to offer Stewart “anything,” according to one of them. “They were ready to…

Bode Miller Crying Pressed On Dead Family By NBC Reporter [VIDEO]

Sure, NBC loves a good gut-wrenching Olympian backstory, but sometimes, it can take things too far. Many think that was the case with NBC’s Christin Cooper’s interview with Olympian skier Bode Miller after becoming the oldest medalist in Alpine skiing. Cooper appears to have badgered Miller about his brother who passed away last year to…

Flush Gregory! Meet The Press Reportedly in Limbo as NBC Looks to Cut Back

As we head into 2014, the fate of the longest-running news program on television is starting to look uncertain. According to a new report from the New York Post’s Claire Atkinson, NBC News chief Deborah Turness is looking to make some major cutbacks at the network’s Washington D.C. bureau, where Meet The Press is produced.…

Hillary Clinton Supports President On Syria

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton supports President Barack Obama’s planned “strong and targeted” response to reported chemical weapons use by Syrian president Bashar Assad, an aide tells NBC News. “Secretary Clinton supports the president’s effort to enlist the Congress in pursuing a strong and targeted response to the Assad regime’s horrific use of chemical…

US To Send $60 Million In Aid Direct To Syria Rebels

US To Send $60 Million In Aid Direct To Syria Rebels In a policy shift, the United States on Thursday announced plans to channel non-lethal battlefield assistance directly to selected groups of Syrian rebels rather than through non-governmental agencies. The aid package was announced by Secretary of State John Kerry said at a “Friends of…

David Axelrod Joins NBC News, MSNBC As Analyst

Former White House aide and Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod has joined NBC News and MSNBC as a senior political analyst, NBC announced on Tuesday. Former White House spokesman and campaign adviser Robert Gibbs has also joined the network as a contributor. TPM

U.S. Justice Department Memo Lays Out Legal-Argument Of When Targeted Drone Killings (Even Against U.S. Citizens) Are OK

An internal Justice Department memo says it is legal for the government to kill U.S. citizens abroad if it believes they are senior al-Qaida leaders continually engaged in operations aimed at killing Americans. The document, reported Monday by NBC News, provides a legal rationale behind the Obama administration’s use of drone strikes against al-Qaida suspects.…

Gabby Giffords Launches Group To Counter Gun Lobby

A national initiative aimed at curbing gun violence was launched by former US. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, on Tuesday — the second anniversary of the shooting that killed six people and left her critically injured. A new campaign website, Americans For Responsible Solutions, promised to “launch a national dialogue and raise…