| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:50 PM
Do the Republican members of the House care about the Americans they’re hurting by shutting down the government? Or are they just having fun with politics at our expense?
Sure, Congress is still getting paid, even though they’re to blame for...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 12:49 PM
Prime time seems to like Megyn Kelly just fine.
"The Kelly File," the new 9 p.m. show on Fox News Channel with the longtime network anchor, got off to a good start, grabbing 2.1 million viewers with Monday's premiere, according to Nielsen.
| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:36 AM
After the coffee. Before seeing if my back pain has abated enough for exercise.
The Skinny: I watched "League of Denial" on "Frontline" about the NFL's response (or lack thereof) to the concussion issue. Tough stuff. You can find it online if you missed...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 5:24 PM
Bill O'Reilly, you have a new contender for the cable-news throne: Megyn Kelly.
"The Kelly File" -- with former daytime host Kelly carving up the issues of the day -- delivered big returns for Fox News Channel in its second outing at 9 p.m. Tuesday,...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:16 PM
Rachel Maddow is a "hater" who needs to stop nitpicking -- or so says Sen. Rand Paul.
Maddow, the liberal MSNBC host, this week accused GOP leader Paul of making a speech that "totally plagiarized" the Wikipedia page for the sci-fi film "Gattaca."...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 4:37 AM
Update: This past Sunday's episode of "The Simpsons" was thought to feature the death of a major character, but in the end it was not the death episode you were looking for. Show creators promised at the beginning of the season as much, but that episode...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), facing accusations that he plagiarized Wikipedia entries in two speeches, claims critics are “making a mountain out of a molehill,” and that he credited the proper sources.
While campaigning for Ken Cuccinelli, the...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:58 AM
CNN, the network that proved there is an audience for a 24-hour news channel, is struggling to hold onto viewers and stay competitive in the ratings race with Fox News and MSNBC.
Fox has a solid hold on the top spot and has done it by being the...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 11:23 AM
Fans of Ed Schultz and his "Ed Show" have reason to cheer. The burly newsman is coming back to MSNBC's weeknight schedule after spending most of the last four months on a weekend-only program.
Schultz's new time slot, 5 p.m., will replace one of two...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 8:12 AM
After the coffee. Before Joe changes his passwords.
The Skinny: I missed the MTV Video Music Awards, but here's my token reaction: One Direction won for song of the summer over Robin Thicke and Daft Punk? How does that make sense? Today's headlines...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 8:27 PM
Gun-control opponents, take heart: "Piers Morgan Live" is about to get its barrel cleaned by CNN.
The 9 p.m. interview show hosted by the British-born Morgan — an outspoken and controversial champion of gun control — will be canceled as soon...