CNN rejects 2 campaign ads from Trump, accepts 1
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN says it has rejected two advertisements submitted by President Donald Trump's re-election campaign because they weren't factual, but will run a third ad that was submitted on...
CNN’s Lemon doesn’t back down after Trump criticism
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's Don Lemon did not back down despite criticism from President Donald Trump, twice labeling presidential remarks as racist while he was moderating Wednesday's Democratic...
New rules for 2nd debate: No 1-word answers or show of hands
NEW YORK (AP) — Raise your hand if you can think of some different ways CNN will approach the second Democratic presidential debate, which will unfold over two nights in Detroit on Tuesday and...
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN anchor Don Lemon has announced his engagement to New York real estate agent Tim Malone.
Lemon, who has two dogs with Malone, posted on Instagram photos of customized...
All clear after bomb threat forces evacuation of CNN offices
NEW YORK (AP) — Police have given the all-clear after a phoned in bomb threat forced the evacuation of CNN's offices in New York.
Police said a man with a southern accent called CNN just after 10 p.m. Thursday and said five bombs had been placed throughout the facility inside the Time Warner building at Columbus Circle.
Police said the building was evacuated and building security did a preliminary search. Police units then swept the building with the NYPD bomb squad on standby.
Arkansas man pleads not guilty to threatening Don Lemon
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — A northern Arkansas man who allegedly made threatening phone calls to CNN anchor Don Lemon has pleaded not guilty.
The Baxter Bulletin reports Benjamin Craig Matthews, 38, appeared in Baxter County Court Thursday . Matthews, who is from Mountain Home, about 110 miles (177 kilometers) north of Little Rock, is free on $15,000 bail.
St. Louis firefighter accused of racist posting on Facebook
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Fire Department is investigating a firefighter accused of posting a racial slur on Facebook.
KSDK-TV reports firefighter Dennis Beckman recently made a post referring to CNN anchor Don Lemon's claim that white men are the biggest terror threat.
CNN not commenting on Lemon’s remark about white men
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN isn't commenting about Don Lemon's statement that white men represent the biggest terrorist threat in the country.
Lemon's statement, on his show Monday, attracted criticism in conservative circles. He was talking about the negative attention given to a caravan of potential refugees in Central America. Meanwhile, white men are the suspects in recent shootings of two blacks in Kentucky and at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.
LeBron’s Ohio school would welcome visit from first lady
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio public school that LeBron James helped create says it would welcome a visit from first lady Melania Trump, who broached the idea after her husband insulted the NBA star on Twitter.
NJ senator calls Trump’s attack on LeBron James racist
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez says President Donald Trump's attack on NBA star LeBron James is part of a larger pattern of racist behavior.
Menendez wrote in a tweet Monday that Trump wouldn't have questioned James' intelligence or charity work if he were white. Trump criticized James on Friday after an interview aired with CNN anchor Don Lemon in which he deemed Trump divisive.
Trump passes on opportunity to criticize James at Ohio rally
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump insulted NBA star LeBron James from afar but passed up an opportunity to criticize him on his own turf, sticking to Democrats, the news media and other familiar targets during a campaign rally Saturday night in James' home state of Ohio.
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's comments on former Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James (all times local):
President Donald Trump insulted the intelligence of NBA star LeBron James via Twitter but didn't repeat his criticism of the Ohio native before a home-state crowd.
Trump traveled to a high school north of Columbus for a political rally Saturday night. The visit came on the heels of controversy over Trump's late Friday tweet.
Trump rips LeBron James’ smarts hours before rally in Ohio
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Ahead of campaigning in Ohio on Saturday, President Donald Trump unleashed a withering attack on the state's favorite son, savaging NBA star LeBron James in a late-night tweet that derided the intelligence of one of the nation's most prominent African-American men.
Unlike Trump, first lady has kind words for LeBron James
WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump stepped away from her husband's criticism of NBA star LeBron James to compliment his work on behalf of children and even offer to visit his school for at-risk children.
"It looks like LeBron James is working to do good things on behalf of our next generation and just as she always has, the First Lady encourages everyone to have an open dialogue about issues facing children today." Mrs. Trump's spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said in a statement Saturday.
Rep. Jim Jordan stuns CNN’S Anderson Cooper by insisting Donald Trump doesn’t lie (video)
Rep. Jim Jordan stuns CNN'S Anderson Cooper by insisting Donald Trump doesn't lie (video)
WASHINGTON - Champaign County GOP Rep. Jim Jordan apparently follows a "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" policy where President Donald Trump is concerned.
On Monday night, the House Freedom Caucus co-founder got into a verbal exchange with CNN's Anderson Cooper in which he repeatedly insisted that he's never heard Trump lie.
"He's always been square with me," Jordan said. "That's for darn sure."
CNN’s Don Lemon to contributor: be honest
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's Don Lemon apparently has his limits.
The evening host shut down a former Donald Trump aide — and paid CNN contributor — on Thursday, telling him not to come on his show and lie to the American people. Lemon and Jason Miller were talking about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian activities in the 2016 presidential election.
CNN’s Lemon says he ‘misspoke’ on claim about Fox News
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's Don Lemon said Thursday that he "misspoke" the night before in an attempt to make a broader point when he claimed that Fox News Channel did not report on White House communications director Hope Hicks' resignation.
Turned out that Fox had, several times — every hour from when the story broke after 4 p.m. through midnight. It did not get the wall-to-wall attention it received on CNN and MSNBC, however.
Bill Maher predicts president’s epitaph: ‘Here lies Donald Trump; picked fights with black people’
President Trump's insistence that he's anything but racist contradicts several years spent feuding with influential black Americans, according to late night host Bill Maher a reputation he deemed worthy of being written on his gravestone.
Talk It Out: Is someone racist if they criticize other ethnicities?
Talk It Out: Is someone racist if they criticize other ethnicities?
CLEVELAND, Ohio — During a weekend of celebrating equality in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., time has been spent analyzing whether remarks from America's top leader were racist.
Tavis Smiley has defended what he said were consensual workplace relationships after PBS announced it had suspended his show following an investigation that "uncovered multiple, credible allegations of conduct that is inconsistent with the values and standards" of the network.
Appearing on "CNN Tonight" Monday evening, Smiley told anchor Don Lemon, "I am not Harvey Weinstein."
Charles Barkley: I feel ‘nervous’ about Alabama special election
Alabamian and former NBA-player Charles Barkley, on Monday suggested he was worried about the possible outcome of Tuesday's special Senate race between Democrat Doug Jones, who he is supporting, and Republican nominee Roy Moore.
"Nervous, nervous," replied Barkley, when asked by CNN anchor Don Lemon how he was feeling about the race.
Trump denies report he watches as much 8 hours of TV a day
Trump denies report he watches as much 8 hours of TV a day
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- There is a lot to unpack in the New York Times' look at a day-in-the-life of President Trump, which the newspaper published Saturday.
But it's not the president's frequent calls to his chief of staff, his late arrivals to work, or instruction to aides "to think of each presidential day as an episode in a television show in which he vanquishes rivals" that grabbed headlines over the weekend.
Laura Ingraham dominates cable-news competitors in ratings with debut featuring John Kelly interview
Laura Ingraham's new venture into hosting her own hour of prime-time cable-TV news got off to an auspicious start Monday night.
The 54-year-old conservative author and columnist debuted her "Ingraham Angle" Fox News Channel program to an audience of3,352,000 viewers at home, including 708,000 in the coveted 25-54 age demographic, Mediaite reported.
Column | Hail, the Queen of Collusion
Excuse me, but didn’t I write this column already?
Didn’t I point out a while ago that when it comes to asking the Russians to mess with our presidential elections the real pros of collusion have always been the Democrats?
Now I remember.
In a column for Newsmax late last year I pointed out several well-documented instances in 1979, 1980 and 1984 where prominent Democrats connived with Moscow to advance their own presidential chances or damage my father’s.
New York City police probe threats sent to CNN’s Don Lemon
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is investigating alleged threats sent to CNN host Don Lemon.
Police on Thursday said Lemon, who is black, had reported receiving "numerous threatening and anti-black messages sent to his Twitter account from an unknown individual."
Police say the alleged harassment against the 51-year-old host was reported on Wednesday.
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz criticized President Donald Trump on Thursday, saying “rather than being a commander-in-chief, he’s like a hater-in-chief.”
In a series of tweets Thursday, Trump suggested that Puerto Rico needs to shoulder more responsibility for recovery efforts from Hurricane Maria, saying the first responders can’t stay there “forever.”
San Juan mayor slams Trump over tweets: He’s a ‘hater-in-chief’
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz criticized President Donald Trump Thursday, saying "rather than being a commander-in-chief, he's like a hater-in-chief."
In a series of tweets Thursday, Trump suggested that Puerto Rico needs to shoulder more responsibility for recovery efforts from Hurricane Maria, saying the first responders can't stay there "forever."
The text messages and calls haven’t stopped. Fox. CBS. CNN. MSNBC. Booking agents for Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon, Jake Tapper.
Congressional Black Caucus chair slams Trump’s response to NFL protests
The chair of the Congressional Black Caucus said Wednesday night his heated letter to President Donald Trump was intended to explain his frustration with the President's attitude toward racial issues.
"The truth of the matter is I don't care if the President is a racist, a man of goodwill or anything else," Rep. Cedric Richmond said to CNN's Don Lemon on "CNN Tonight." "I care about his policies and I care about how it affects the communities that we represent."
Cory Booker: Trump letting Obamacare fail is ‘cynical and sinister’
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker slammed President Donald Trump for declaring he would let Obamacare fail Tuesday, saying “that’s not just cynical, it’s actually sinister.”
In an interview on “CNN Tonight,” Booker told CNN’s Don Lemon that during the 2016 election, Trump promised voters that only he could fix health care in America, but he outsourced responsibility to the Republican leadership.
Trump letting Obamacare fail is ‘cynical and sinister,’ Sen. Cory Booker says
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker slammed President Donald Trump for declaring he would let Obamacare fail Tuesday, saying "that's not just cynical, it's actually sinister."
In an interview on "CNN Tonight," Booker told CNN's Don Lemon that during the 2016 election, Trump promised voters that only he could fix health care in America, but he outsourced responsibility to the Republican leadership.
Patriots’ Alan Branch skips White House visit over Trump’s sexist remarks
New England Patriots player Alan Branch said he chose not to visit the White House Wednesday because of President Donald Trump's past sexist remarks that were caught on an Access Hollywood video.
CNN commentator Lord defends his likening of Trump to King
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN commentator Jeffrey Lord tweeted clips of speeches from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in the overnight hours Friday, capping a strange day where he stepped on a third rail of American politics by suggesting viewers think of President Donald Trump as "the Martin Luther King of health care."
Late Friday night, CNN host Fareed Zakaria had some complaints about President Trump that revolved around one word in particular.
Appearing beside host Don Lemon on CNN Tonight in a discussion about the president's unsubstantiated claims that President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the election, a frustrated Zakaria said Trump is “indifferent” to the truth before launching into a profanity-laced comment about the commander-in-chief.
So, what do you think?
Will Don Lemon, the CNN news anchor who stunned viewers with his intoxication while co-hosting the network’s New Year’s Eve coverage from a bar in New Orleans, emerge chagrined, or will his shameful behavior somehow make him seem cool, hip, even chic?
That’s possible, because stardom is no longer synonymous with elegance and class. Aberrance sells, too, so we now make celebrities out of bottom feeders; where you once had to be talented, you now need only to be outrageous.
Shattuck: CNN Don Lemon’s live antics leave a sour taste
If, inexplicably, you spent New Year’s Eve watching CNN, you were treated to a broadcast for the ages, care of Don Lemon.
The “CNN Tonight” host, reporting in from a bar in New Orleans, began hitting the sauce early and was thoroughly trashed by 9 p.m.
“People are saying that I’m lit. Yeah, I’m lit. Who cares?” howled Lemon, between tequila shooters.
Co-host Brooke Baldwin implored the staff to stop feeding him shots and at one point snipped at him, “The tequila is like, emitting from your pores.”
CNN to again host New Year’s countdown in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — CNN will again celebrate New Year's Eve in New Orleans.
The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/2ib6bPs) Don Lemon and Brooke Baldwin will host a Central Time Zone countdown to the new year in the Crescent City.
Letter: Donald Trump has sunk to a new low, yet again
To the Editor:
Just when you think he’s descended to a new low, Donald Trump has reached a moral bottom rarely achieved by a major party candidate in American presidential politics.
He’s sunk to a level far beyond the reach of any moral compass point, forever cementing his character as a repugnant, repulsive, reprehensible bigot. Before his recent attack on a Gold Star family whose soldier son was killed in Iraq, Trump already displayed the unthinkable by...
CNN revealing Lewandowski’s severance payments
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN has begun disclosing to viewers that its newest political commentator, fired Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, is still receiving severance payments from the Trump campaign even after shifting over to the media.
CNN's Chris Cuomo, bringing Lewandowski into a discussion about race relations on the "New Day" morning show Monday, mentioned both the severance payments and Lewandowski's role as chairman of the New Hampshire delegation at...