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Keller @ Large: Former Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards On Women In Politics

BOSTON (CBS) – Cecile Richards, the longtime president of Planned Parenthood, joined WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller to discuss her best-selling book along with her belief that now is the time for women to lead a political movement. Richards was president of Planned Parenthood from 2006-2018. She also wrote the best-selling book “Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead.” Keller @ Large: Part 2 Keller asked Richards about her previous statement that we need a political movement “of, by and for women” as the country inches toward the 2020 presidential election. “I think the most important thing is that women’s issues that women care about are part of the political conversation, whether it’s a woman or man running for president,” Richards said. “I just think it’s important that women’s equality and our ability to participate in the work force and raise our families should be front and center in this campaign and that’s my goal.” Richards also discussed a meeting she had with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner shortly after President Trump was elected. “They asked to meet and their offer to me was if Planned Parenthood would quit providing abortion services to women in America that they would try to get more funding for the organization,” she said. “Needless to say it didn’t go anywhere. I said we are absolutely there to provide the full range of reproductive healthcare services for women. It was a disappointing meeting for sure.”
Loughlin, Huffman set to appear in Boston federal court

Loughlin, Huffman set to appear in Boston federal court

Former Morris County prosecutor Bob Bianchi and 24/7 Headlines reporter Carley Shimkus weigh in on allegations that wealthy parents bought their children’s college admission at universities across the U.S. FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network…

Bernie Sanders speechwriter’s 2013 op-eds: ‘Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white...

Back when police were vigorously pursuing suspects following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, a senior communications adviser and speechwriter with 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wrote, "Let's hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American" -- and then confidently doubled down hours later, in a separate piece entitled, "I still hope the bomber is a white American." David Sirota, an investigative journalist and social media attack dog who has slammed Sanders' opponents in recent weeks, was formally brought into Sanders' campaign on Tuesday, along with a slew of other political veterans. The April 15, 2013, bombings, which killed three and injured dozens others, were perpetrated by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The Kyrgyz-American brothers invoked extremist Islamic beliefs and said American military actions had motivated them. Dzhokhar has been sentenced to death; Tamerlan was killed. (AP, File) He added: "That means regardless of your particular party affiliation, if you care about everything from stopping war to reducing the defense budget to protecting civil liberties to passing immigration reform, you should hope the bomber was a white domestic terrorist. "I still hope the bomber is a white American." — Bernie Sanders 2020 communications adviser David Sirota "If recent history is any guide, if the bomber ends up being a white anti-government extremist, white privilege will likely mean the attack is portrayed as just an isolated incident -- one that has no bearing on any larger policy debates," Sirota said. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) "The reason ... to hope that the bomber ends up being a white American is because the double standard may prevent an overreaction to the heinous attacks in Boston," Sirota wrote. "By the way, you don't have to be a person of color or a political liberal to hope the bomber ends up being a white American," Sirota continued.

Bernie Sanders speechwriter’s 2013 op-eds: ‘Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white...

Back when police were vigorously pursuing suspects following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, a senior communications adviser and speechwriter with 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders wrote, "Let's hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American" -- and then confidently doubled down hours later, in a separate piece entitled, "I still hope the bomber is a white American." David Sirota, an investigative journalist and social media attack dog who has slammed Sanders' opponents in recent weeks, was formally brought into Sanders' campaign on Tuesday, along with a slew of other political veterans. The April 15, 2013, bombings, which killed three and injured dozens others, were perpetrated by Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The Kyrgyz-American brothers invoked extremist Islamic beliefs and said American military actions had motivated them. Dzhokhar has been sentenced to death; Tamerlan was killed. (AP, File) He added: "That means regardless of your particular party affiliation, if you care about everything from stopping war to reducing the defense budget to protecting civil liberties to passing immigration reform, you should hope the bomber was a white domestic terrorist. "I still hope the bomber is a white American." — Bernie Sanders 2020 communications adviser David Sirota "If recent history is any guide, if the bomber ends up being a white anti-government extremist, white privilege will likely mean the attack is portrayed as just an isolated incident -- one that has no bearing on any larger policy debates," Sirota said. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) "The reason ... to hope that the bomber ends up being a white American is because the double standard may prevent an overreaction to the heinous attacks in Boston," Sirota wrote. "By the way, you don't have to be a person of color or a political liberal to hope the bomber ends up being a white American," Sirota continued.
Live: Boston police hold presser after locating missing woman

Live: Boston police hold presser after locating missing woman

Any Moment: Olive Ambrose, 23, was reported missing last Saturday after being last seen leaving a bar. She was recently found alive roughly a mile away. FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking…

Politicians are ignoring far more wasteful projects than Trump’s wall

Opinion Modal Trigger Profligate politicians have never met a multibillion-dollar infrastructure project they didn’t like — except when it comes to President Trump’s border wall. Boston’s Big Dig black hole, the nation’s most expensive highway project, burned through $25 billion and was plagued by deadly engineering incompetence, endless cost overruns, leaks, lawsuits and debt. California’s high-speed rail boondoggle is a $100 billion bullet train to nowhere. Gov. Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown promised a 2020 completion date for the miracle transportation system. The latest estimates predict it won’t open until at least 2033, and the costs keep rising. Seattle’s ill-fated Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement topped out at $4 billion in local, state and federal funds for a 2-mile, bored-road tunnel that will finally open next month — nearly four years behind schedule and hundreds of millions of dollars over budget. What the Big Dig, bullet train boondoggle and Seattle squander all have in common is that political elites, lobbyists and corporate heavy-hitters trampled over grassroots citizen opposition to get their way. Too many government construction projects are built because these publicly subsidized gravy trains reward campaign donors, powerful public employee unions and assorted control freaks in the urban planning and transportation sectors. Another glaring example?

Keller @ Large: Government Shutdown Blame Game

BOSTON (CBS) – Most members of Congress have gone home for the holidays, but the lights are on at the White House where the president continues to push for a shutdown deal that includes border wall funding. But his tough talk and bravado about the shutdown in that now-infamous December 11 meeting with top Democrats is looking more and more like a major miscalculation. “I’d rather not be doing shutdowns,” he says. His chief of staff admits they’ve backed off their once non-negotiable demand for $5 billion to build the wall. “We sat down with Mr. Schumer and gave him a number below five,” Mick Mulvaney said today. And the blame game the president swore off two-and-a-half weeks ago is now in full swing. What changed? The latest national polling shows a majority are holding either the president or his party responsible for the mess, with only a third blaming Democrats. “I was hoping the Republicans were hearing what I was hearing back home from my constituents during the Christmas holiday, which is you guys gotta get back to Washington and reopen the government,” says Massachusetts Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Worcester). Yet another sign of political distress in the White House – the euphemisms they’re now using for the wall, the “big beautiful wall” as Mr. Trump used to refer to it.

Whitey Bulger found dead in West Virginia prison

Mobster Whitey Bulger found dead after being transferred to prison in West Virginia. Read more on this story here: https://fxn.ws/2zeTihk FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and…

Are super PACs and dark money corrupting Alaska politics? State court to hear both...

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) — Have super PACs led to political corruption? One side of a legal case set to be argued Thursday in Anchorage says they have, and the complainants — three Alaskans represented by a lawyer from Boston-based nonprofit Equal Citizens — says the state’s campaign finance watchdog should enforce state law to reign in super PACs. The Equal Citizens case is challenging a decision by the Alaska Public Offices Commission to adopt federal law allowing super PACs — called independent expenditure groups in Alaska — to raise and spend unlimited sums on behalf of political candidates. Bill Walker and Democrat Mark Begich. While most have raised little money, Dunleavy for Alaska is backed by a small group of wealthy donors. The founder of Equal Citizens, Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig, has been fighting the basis for the commission ruling — the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court case Citizens United — for most of the decade. And now there’s the court case in Anchorage. The case could go to the Alaska Supreme Court after Peterson rules. But that wouldn’t be necessary to win the case against the Alaska Public Offices Commission, he said, because it was a lower court interpretation of Citizens United that led to the rejection of donation limits — an interpretation that Harrow said was too broad. They will testify that the founders of the United States were concerned about the corruptive effect of money in elections, Harrow said — and not just bribery, which the Supreme Court agreed should be illegal.
Over 20 homes on fire after gas explosions near Boston

Over 20 homes on fire after gas explosions near Boston

Emergency crews are responding to housefires at homes across three communities outside of Boston. A local police chief says 20-25 homes are on fire, commenting that 'You can't even see the sky.' FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing…