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'Outrageous:' Gretchen Carlson and others react to new Bill O'Reilly revelation

Ex-Fox News anchor responds to O’Reilly story “I think it’s horrifying and outrageous.” On CNN’s “Reliable Sources” Sunday morning, Gretchen Carlson summed up how a lot of people felt about the latest revelation involving Bill O’Reilly and sexual harassment allegations. The New York Times reported on Saturday that O’Reilly paid $ 32 million to a Fox News colleague who threatened to sue him for alleged sexual misconduct. The settlement was struck in January. It was supposed to stay secret. Weeks later, Fox News renewed O’Reilly’s contract, reportedly worth $ 25 ...

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Labour demands changes to Brexit repeal bill

Labour will back Conservative rebels over Brexit unless the prime minister accepts changes to its repeal bill, the party’s shadow Brexit secretary says. Sir Keir Starmer wants six changes to the bill, which aims to transfer EU legislation into British law. If these are not accepted Labour will back Tory rebels in an attempt to force a vote on the final EU deal, he said. The government said it would listen to MPs about possible improvements to the bill but would not let it be “wrecked”. Reality Check: Why Brexit ...

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Fox gave Bill O'Reilly big contract after $32 million settlement

NYT: O’Reilly settled $ 32 million sexual harassment claim $ 32 million. Bill O’Reilly paid $ 32 million to a Fox News colleague who threatened to sue him for alleged sexual misconduct. The staggering sum — paid to longtime Fox News legal analyst Lis Wiehl — was revealed in a New York Times exposé on Saturday. The story immediately raised new questions about the ongoing Justice Department investigation into Fox News. Observers speculated that the revelation could cause further trouble for Fox’s parent company 21st Century Fox. British regulators said ...

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EU Withdrawal Bill 'won't be debated this month'

The EU Withdrawal Bill may not now be discussed in the House of Commons until after the Autumn recess, sources have told the BBC. The law is designed to transfer EU law into UK law ahead of Brexit. It is facing stiff resistance from some Tory rebels as well as from the opposition parties. One official source said it was not yet back in the house of Commons because there simply “is not enough political agreement yet”. MPs return from Autumn recess on 13 November. How the EU Withdrawal Bill ...

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Deadlock over UK's Brexit bill, says EU's Michel Barnier

The EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier says there has not been enough progress to move to the next stage of Brexit talks as the UK wants. He said there was “new momentum” in the process but there was still “deadlock” over the so-called divorce bill, which he said was “disturbing”. “Decisive progress is in our grasp within the next two months”, he added. This week’s fifth round of talks are the final discussions before a crucial EU summit on 19 and 20 October. Brexit: All you need to know A ...

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Bill Clinton's upcoming suspense novel to become Showtime series

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Bill Clinton’s debut novel will not hit shelves for almost a year, but it is already getting the TV treatment as Showtime said Friday that it would adapt the anticipated book into a series. Clinton’s “The President Is Missing,” co-authored with prolific thriller writer James Patterson, will follow the sudden disappearance of a sitting U.S. president and will draw on Clinton’s knowledge of holding the office. It is due to be published in June 2018 and is the first time a U.S. president ...

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Democratic senators preparing bill to deal with online political advertising

How Facebook plans to fight election interference Amid growing concern over Facebook’s sale of political ads to Russians, Democratic Senators Amy Klobuchar and Mark Warner have formally called for new legislation to enhance the transparency of online political advertisements, CNN has learned. Klobuchar and Warner sent a letter to their colleagues on Thursday inviting them to co-sponsor legislation that would among other things require all major digital platforms to keep a public record of groups or individuals that make ad buys of more than $ 10,000. The letter, a copy ...

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Democratic senators preparing bill to deal with online political advertising

How Facebook plans to fight election interference Amid growing concern over Facebook’s sale of political ads to Russians, Democratic Senators Amy Klobuchar and Mark Warner have formally called for new legislation to enhance the transparency of online political advertisements, CNN has learned. Klobuchar and Warner sent a letter to their colleagues on Thursday inviting them to co-sponsor legislation that would among other things require all major digital platforms to keep a public record of groups or individuals that make ad buys of more than $ 10,000. The letter, a copy ...

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Jimmy Kimmel takes on new health care bill, says Sen. Cassidy lied 'right to my face'

Kimmel chokes up over newborn’s health Jimmy Kimmel didn’t pull any punches when it came to the Senate’s new health care bill and U.S. Sen.Bill Cassidy, saying that Cassidy lied “right to my face.” “A few months ago after my son had open heart surgery, which was something I spoke about on the air, a politician, a Senator named Bill Cassidy from Louisiana was on my show and he wasn’t very honest,” Kimmel said opening Tuesday night’s show. Kimmel then explained how Cassidy came up with what the senator called ...

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What's in the latest Obamacare repeal bill?

GOP senators unveil alternative health plan Republican senators’ latest attempt to repeal Obamacare could be the most far-reaching of GOP efforts this year. Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana last week released a bill that would eliminate or overhaul major sections of the health reform law. The duo had been trying to garner interest in earlier versions of their bill for months, but hadn’t gotten much traction. Now, however, Republicans likely have only two weeks left to use their 2017 budget reconciliation bill as a ...

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