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Surprise RNC Moment: Hulk Hogan Rips Shirt Off

He is among the speakers including Eric Trump to precede the former president

(Newser) - It's not every convention speaker who rips his shirt off, but not every convention speaker is professional wrestler Hulk Hogan. The 70-year-old Hogan drove the GOP crowd into a frenzy Thursday night by ripping off his shirt to reveal a tanktop featuring Donald Trump and running mate JD Vance,...

What to Expect at the GOP Convention
What to Expect
at the GOP Convention

What to Expect at the GOP Convention

Four nights of speakers begins Monday

(Newser) - With the exception of beefed-up security, the Republican National Convention will go on as planned starting Monday in Milwaukee. The convention is to culminate Thursday with a speech by Donald Trump accepting the nomination. What to expect:
  • Monday: The day's theme is "Make America Wealthy Again," with

Abbott Pardons BLM Protester's Killer

(Newser) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a full pardon Thursday to a former Army sergeant convicted of murder for fatally shooting an armed demonstrator in 2020 during nationwide protests against police violence and racial injustice. Abbott announced the pardon just minutes after the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles disclosed it...

Biden or Trump? Putin Makes His Pick

Russian president says he prefers 'more experienced' Biden, mocks Tucker Carlson again

(Newser) - During Tucker Carlson's much-ballyhooed sit-down with Vladimir Putin earlier this month, the Russian president had a bit of fun at the former Fox News host's expense, needling him for being a history major and for not being accepted into the CIA. Turns out Putin wasn't done poking...

4 Takes on the Putin Interview
4 Takes on the
Putin Interview

4 Takes on the Putin Interview

Putin was fully in charge of this encounter

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson asked Vladimir Putin to release American journalist Evan Gershkovich during the interview with the Russian leader that aired Thursday, but he did little else to challenge Putin during a two-hour talk at the Kremlin that began with Putin delivering a very long lecture on Russian history. Four takes...

Tucker Carlson Asks Putin to Release US Journalist
Tucker Carlson Asks Putin
to Release US Journalist
the rundown

Tucker Carlson Asks Putin to Release US Journalist

Putin says no to Carlson's idea, but suggests a prisoner swap is possible

(Newser) - During his controversial sit-down with Vladimir Putin, Tucker Carlson asked the Russian president to release US journalist Evan Gershkovich, who has been detained in Russia on an espionage charge since March of last year, as a gesture of goodwill. Putin shot down that idea, but said he was open to...

Clinton Slams 'Useful Idiot' Carlson Over Putin Interview

Pundit says it will be released at 6pm Thursday

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson has confirmed that his interview with Vladimir Putin will be released Thursday. The former Fox host said in an Instagram post Wednesday night that the interview will be on TuckerCarlson.com at 6pm Eastern, meaning it could air while senators are still debating whether to send aid to...

Vladimir Putin Sits Down With Tucker Carlson
Vladimir Putin Sits Down
With Tucker Carlson
the rundown

Vladimir Putin Sits Down With Tucker Carlson

Journalists deride former Fox News host, who vows to 'inform' the American public

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson has become the first figure in the Western news media to formally interview Vladimir Putin since the Russian president launched his war on Ukraine two years ago. The former Fox News host turned online commentator announced Tuesday that he was in Moscow for the interview, which would shed...

Is Putin Interview With Ex-Fox Host in the Works?
Tucker Carlson
Confirms Putin

Tucker Carlson Confirms Putin Interview

'Most Americans have no idea why Putin invaded Ukraine,' he says

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson has confirmed that he is going to interview Vladimir Putin during his visit to Russia. The former Fox News host will be the first Western journalist to interview the Russian leader since the invasion of Ukraine almost two years ago, the BBC reports. "Most Americans have no...

Tucker Carlson Network Is Here
Tucker Carlson
Has a New Gig

Tucker Carlson Has a New Gig

Ex-Fox News host is launching his own streaming service

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson has had a few resume updates lately, and he's apparently rolling out another one. As the Wall Street Journal reports, the former Fox News host and current X host is launching his own streaming service on Monday. The Tucker Carlson Network will be available to anyone with...

Russian TV Seems to Tease Tucker Carlson Show

State channel is running a trailer promoting former Fox host's appearance

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson may no longer be receiving exposure on Fox News, but he's trending on Russian state TV. The news channel Rossiya 24 has aired a trailer featuring Carlson for a weekend program, the BBC reports. The promotional trailer appears to combine clips of Carlson saying "Russia" and...

What Trump Told Tucker Carlson While Debate Was On
5 Highlights From Trump's
Tucker Carlson Sit-Down
the rundown

5 Highlights From Trump's Tucker Carlson Sit-Down

Interview aired while Republican debate was on

(Newser) - Former President Trump was notably absent from Wednesday night's Republican debate, but, as promised, he did appear in a pre-taped interview with Tucker Carlson that was released online at the same time. The Wall Street Journal says Trump aimed squarely at President Biden, rather than his rivals for the...

Report: Trump Plans to Steal Viewers From GOP Debate

Will he talk to Tucker Carlson? Or will he surrender?

(Newser) - It looks like former President Trump will not only skip the first Republican presidential primary debate, but also reportedly engage in "counterprogramming" of some form. Trump intends to draw audiences away from Wednesday's Fox News-hosted debate—which will feature his biggest Republican challenger, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis—perhaps...

Cardinals Fan 'Rally Runner' Arrested on Jan. 6 Charges

Daniel Donnelly was easy to spot in Capitol riot footage

(Newser) - With his red outfit and red face paint, St. Louis Cardinals superfan Daniel Donnelly Jr. was a familiar sight as he jogged around Busch Stadium during games. He also stood out among Capitol rioters on Jan. 6, 2021, federal prosecutors say. Donnelly—who changed his legal name to his nickname...

Tucker Carlson: I Know Why I Was Fired
Tucker Carlson:
I Know Why I Was Fired

Tucker Carlson: I Know Why I Was Fired

He says it was a condition of defamation settlement, despite Fox's denial

(Newser) - Tucker Carlson says he "knows" his firing from Fox News was "a condition" of the $787.5 million settlement Fox agreed to pay to Dominion Voting Systems to resolve a defamation case. Fox and Dominion have denied the claim. Still, the former prime-time host says Fox "agreed...

Judge Keeps Conviction Intact, Rips 'QAnon Shaman,' Carlson

Video aired on Fox News fails to clear Capitol rioter

(Newser) - A federal judge on Thursday made clear he doesn't view Jacob Chansley's behavior at the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, the way Tucker Carlson does. The then-Fox News host showed video in March of the rioter known as the "QAnon Shaman" apparently walking through the building...

Tucker Carlson Plans Company of His Own

Operation would begin with longer videos on Twitter to sign up subscribers

(Newser) - As other people who lost their jobs have done, Tucker Carlson is planning to start his own company with his college roommate. The operation would use Twitter and be built around longer versions of the free videos Carlson already posts, the Wall Street Journal reports. Twitter and other sites would...

Figure in Conspiracy Theory Sues Fox News, Carlson

Trump backer accuses network, host of suggesting he was working for FBI

(Newser) - Fox News and Tucker Carlson now face another defamation lawsuit over their coverage of the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election. Ray Epps says a right-wing conspiracy theory was built around him, which Fox and Carlson, who no longer works for the network, repeatedly aired, NBC News reports. The conspiracy...

Tucker Carlson's Latest Interview Is Raising Eyebrows

Former Fox host chats with influencer Andrew Tate, detained in Romania on rape, trafficking charges

(Newser) - The ninth installment of Tucker Carlson's Twitter program aired Tuesday, and on it was a surprise guest that even some conservatives were side-eyeing. The former Fox host interviewed a person he called "the most Googled man in the world last year"— Andrew Tate , the misogynistic social-media influencer...

Ex-Producer Settles With Fox News for $12M

Abby Grossberg's lawsuit accused network of having a misogynistic workplace

(Newser) - Fox News and a former producer have settled a lawsuit over allegations of an "overtly misogynistic" work environment, a move that will cost the network $12 million but avoid public testimony about its culture. Abby Grossberg had said she faced sexist and antisemitic remarks and sexual harassment at Fox,...

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