Former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke reportedly confirmed to an El Paso TV station that he is indeed running for president, potentially ending months of speculation."I'm really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represents. It's a big part of why I'm running. This city is the best example of this country at its best,” the Democrat said in a text message to KTSM, the local NBC affiliate Wednesday.The El Paso native has been fueling speculation for months about whether or not he will throw his hat into the ring of 2020 Democratic challengers. He was widely expected to announce this week.O’Rourke represented El Paso's district in Congress from 2013 to 2019, but is best known for running against Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for his Senate seat in 2018. The race, and O'Rourke's record-breaking fundraising, drew attention from across the country, as O'Rourke kept it a tighter race than many imagined possible. Since then, the 46-year-old's next … [Read more...] about Text confirmation?: Beto O’Rourke tells El Paso TV station he’s ‘running’
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Beto O’Rourke, the youthful Texan who gained a national following with his long-shot election battle against U.S. Senator Ted Cruz last year, told a Texas TV station on Wednesday he will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. "I'm really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represents," O'Rourke said in a text to TV station KTSM. "It's a big part of why I'm running. This city is the best example of this country at its best." A formal announcement will be made on Thursday morning, the television station said. … [Read more...] about Report: Beto O’Rourke Tells Local TV Station He’s Running for President
Kristine Phillips, The Washington Post Published 4:06 pm PST, Saturday, January 12, 2019 A San Diego television station accused CNN of dropping an appearance by one of its reporters after learning that person's reporting does not fit an anti-border-wall narrative - an allegation the cable news network denies. KUSI said earlier this week that CNN had asked if one of its reporters could appear on the network and talk about the local debate surrounding the border wall and government shutdown. The partial shutdown has become the longest in U.S. history as President Donald Trump refuses to budge on his demand for $5.7 billion for a barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border and as congressional Democrats firmly resist it. The president also has hinted he might declare a national emergency to build his signature campaign promise, only to later back down as the shutdown enters its fourth week. After receiving the interview request from CNN on Thursday, KUSI offered Dan Plante, who … [Read more...] about TV station accuses CNN of dropping appearance by reporter who says a border wall would work
News / World by Press Association 17/12/2018, 10:25 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter A powerful bomb has exploded outside private Greek television station Skai, causing extensive damage but no injuries. Police said the blast occurred at 2:35am local time outside the broadcaster’s headquarters in a coastal area near Athens after telephoned warnings to a news website and another TV station prompted authorities to evacuate the building. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Armed far-left and anarchist organisations have attacked news media outlets in the past. “This was a strike against democracy. Thankfully, there was only material damage — it’s a relief that no one was hurt — following the swift action taken by the police,” Public Order Minister Olga Gerovasili said. “We will reinforce our democracy. This incident should give pause to those who leave a path open to … [Read more...] about Powerful bomb explodes outside private Greek TV station
IRVING, Texas -- Nexstar offered to buy Chicago's Tribune Media for about $4 billion Monday, four months after the collapse of a similar bid from Sinclair Broadcast Group. The deal would make Nexstar, whose stations reach nearly 39 percent of all U.S. television households, the biggest operator of local TV stations in the U.S. The merger agreement must still be approved by federal regulators, as well as shareholders. The former is no sure bet: The Sinclair-Tribune deal had appeared to be gliding toward approval over the summer until Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said in July that he had "serious concerns" about the deal. Sinclair had agreed to shed almost two dozen of its own stations to score approval by the FCC. But Pai said Sinclair might still be able to operate the stations "in practice, even if not in name." Tribune Media owns or operates 42 local TV stations that reach 50 million households, as well as the national network WGN. It also has a … [Read more...] about Nexstar, Tribune Media in $4 billion deal to be biggest group of local TV stations in U.S.