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Chuck Todd Out, Kristen Welker In at Meet the Press

Longtime host Todd is leaving the show later this year

(Newser) - Meet the Press had a woman as its host when the NBC News program first took to the air in 1947. The Sunday morning staple is about to have its second female moderator in its 75-year history, the Washington Post reports. Chuck Todd told viewers Sunday that he's leaving...

Trump Admits to Having One Big Regret So Far

He also discusses Joe Biden and Iran with Chuck Todd

(Newser) - President Trump didn't seem to flinch when asked his biggest regret: "I would say if I had one do-over, it would be, I would not have appointed Jeff Sessions to be attorney general," he said in a interview with Meet the Press host Chuck Todd. "That...

Omarosa Releases Tape of Firing by John Kelly

The ex-Trump aide claims she was threatened with damage to her reputation

(Newser) - The saga of Omarosa's departure from the White House and subsequent transformation into a Donald Trump critic continued Sunday as the former Apprentice contestant released what she claims is a secret recording of her being fired by chief of staff John Kelly. Per USA Today , Omarosa claimed on "...

Jon Stewart Explains Why Meet the Press Offer Stalled

NBC was interested, but he never seriously considered it

(Newser) - Jon Stewart as host of a mainstream show like Meet the Press? In an interview with Rolling Stone , Stewart confirms that NBC was indeed interested in hiring him to replace David Gregory , and he explains why he never seriously entertained the idea:
  • "I felt like that was one of

Obama: We Will 'Hunt' ISIS 'Wherever They Are'

Plans policy address on Wednesday

(Newser) - President Obama will address the nation on Wednesday, outlining the threat posed by the Islamic State and his plans for dealing with it on the eve of the 13th anniversary of 9/11. While pledging to "hunt down" militants "wherever they are," Obama tells Chuck Todd in an...

David Gregory Leaving NBC, Meet the Press

Chuck Todd is his expected successor as host of the show

(Newser) - Rumors have been swirling about David Gregory's future at NBC for a while now, and today the man himself confirmed: He's leaving the network, including his hosting gig at Meet the Press. "I leave NBC as I came—humbled and grateful," he tweeted . "I love...

Rand Paul: I Won't Send My Son to Iraq

Senator adds that he doesn't blame Obama for the 'mess'

(Newser) - Rand Paul hit the Sunday show circuit today to stake out a position on Iraq that sets him apart from the hawks in his party. "Let's not be involved in the Syrian civil war, and let's not be involved in the Iraq civil war," the senator...

Why Did NBC Do a 'Psychological Assessment' of David Gregory?

'Washington Post' article raises questions

(Newser) - A long Washington Post article on David Gregory and the troubles he faces as moderator of NBC's Meet the Press has quite a few people wondering what's going on at the show. As the Post explains, the longest-running television program has been declining in the ratings for three...

Calif. Gov: Stoners Will Be Our Downfall If Pot Is Legal

Jerry Brown says we won't be 'alert' enough

(Newser) - Jerry Brown thinks legalizing marijuana would put California and the rest of America at a competitive disadvantage, because we'd have too many stoners. Toward the end of a brief Meet the Press interview yesterday, the California governor was asked about Colorado and Washington's legalization moves. It was just...

NBC’s Gregory Won't Face Charges Over Gun Stunt

But he did get a sternly worded letter

(Newser) - NBC's David Gregory won't be going to jail for using a visual aid that just happened to be a high-capacity ammunition magazine. DC's attorney general exercised "prosecutorial discretion" and said the host of Meet the Press will not be charged for waving the 30-round magazine during...

Obama to House GOP: Time to Move
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 House GOP: 
 Pressure's On 


Obama to House GOP: Pressure's On

Prez talks fiscal cliff, gun control in rare 'Meet the Press' interview

(Newser) - President Obama left his minions at home and did the talking himself this morning on Meet the Press , blasting House Republicans' insistence on keeping tax breaks for the rich as the main obstacle to reaching a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. "They say that their biggest priority is...

Arnold: I Deserve Your Anger

Says he's not looking for sympathy, won't be going back into politics

(Newser) - Arnold Schwarzenegger continued his mea culpa / tour de publicity today, telling Meet the Press that he's not looking for forgiveness, "But let me tell you, if the people are angry with me, I deserve that." "I know there was a major screw up. I've...

Netanyahu to US: Don't Give Iran a Nuclear 'Touchdown'

Israeli PM continues to push US to draw 'red line' around Tehran

(Newser) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is continuing his assault on Iran via US airwaves, imploring Americans not to let Iran score a nuclear "touchdown." "They're in the red zone. They're in the last 20 yards, and you can't let them cross that goal line,...

Joe Biden's Gay Marriage Motive: the 2016 Election

'Meet the Press' interview did touch on presidential run

(Newser) - Joe Biden's support for gay marriage may not have been a political "trial balloon" or a typically Bidenesque case of loose lips. "No one knows quite what to make of Joe Biden’s apparent endorsement of same-sex marriage on Sunday," writes Steve Kornacki at Salon . But...

Bachmann: Stay-at-Home Moms Know Economy Best

Latest salvos in political mommy wars

(Newser) - Michele Bachmann has jumped into the new mommy war, proclaiming that stay-at-home moms know the economy the best. She blasted Democrat Hilary Rosen's gaffe that mom-of-five Ann Romney has "never worked a day in her life" as "shocking and insulting." Not only does her experience qualify...

Gingrich Swipes at Romney
 Newt Gingrich 
 Leads Charge 
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Newt Gingrich Leads Charge Vs. Romney

GOP hopefuls again face off in New Hampshire debate on 'Meet the Press'

(Newser) - A scant 12 hours after last night's debate in which Mitt Romney emerged largely unscathed , the Republicans who would be president are again facing off in New Hampshire, this time on Meet the Press with David Gregory moderating. Newt Gingrich answered the overriding question of whether the pack would...

Sunday Talk Shows: Mitt Romney Pans Newt Gingrich, John Boehner Pans Payroll Tax Cut Deal
Romney Pans Gingrich,
Boehner Pans Payroll Deal
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Romney Pans Gingrich, Boehner Pans Payroll Deal

Mitt makes first appearance since March 2010

(Newser) - Mitt Romney was expected to hog the talk show spotlight today, in what was his first appearance on a Sunday show since March 8, 2010. But he arguably shared that with John Boehner, who, in contrast to earlier reports , gave the payroll tax cut deal a clear thumbs down on...

Michele Bachmann Won't Call Gay Couples With Kids 'Families' (Meet the Press Video)
Bachmann Won't Call Gay Couples With Kids 'Families'
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Bachmann Won't Call Gay Couples With Kids 'Families'

Candidate dodges questions on 'Meet the Press'

(Newser) - Another tidbit from Michele Bachmann’s media victory lap today: On Meet the Press , Gawker notes, Bachmann dodged (and dodged again… and again…) David Gregory’s repeated attempts to get her to address her 2004 comments that being gay is “personal enslavement.” Instead, she consistently said, “...

Senate Likely to Vote on McConnell Debt Deal

They'll also vote on a balanced budget amendment

(Newser) - Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid are busily hammering out a debt ceiling Plan B, and are likely to put it to a vote in the coming week, senior Democratic aides tell Reuters . It would be based on McConnell's widely panned plan to allow Democrats to raise the ceiling, but...

Meet the Press Comment Not About Ryan Plan: Gingrich

Discusses 'right-wing social engineering' controversy with Rush Limbaugh

(Newser) - When Newt Gingrich said the words “right-wing social engineering” on Meet the Press—then called Paul Ryan to apologize for uttering them—he actually wasn't referring to Ryan's Medicare proposal, or so Gingrich said yesterday. The Atlantic reports that in an interview with Rush Limbaugh, Gingrich explains...

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