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Maria Bartiromo Lays the Smackdown on Ben Cardin, Trading Floor Erupts in Cheers

CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo showed no patience last week with Maryland senator Ben Cardin’s adherence to the Democratic talking points on the fiscal cliff. She came out of the gate asking, “Are you guys just incompetent, or what?” Cardin didn’t get much talking done in the interview, but by the time Bartiromo was through, the people on the trading floor behind her were cheering her on.

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Questions for Those Who Believed Jussie Smollett

The “we reported the Jussie Smollett case responsibly” contention has been blasted to smithereens. Twitter accounts and headlines in the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times reported as fact Jussie Smollett’s wildly implausible allegations, and many other journalists did so as ... Read More

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Jussie Smollett’s story has always sounded a little . . . extraordinary. Smollett, who appears on the television series Empire, says he was attacked on the streets of Chicago at 2 a.m. by two men who shouted racial and homophobic abuses at him, beat him, doused him with bleach, and fastened a noose around ... Read More