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Maher Rips Celebs Trying to Run For Office

“Someone must explain why celebrities running for office is a recurring nightmare we cannot seem to shake.”

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Celebrities running for public offices isn’t a new concept as actors and athletes have all held government titles that range from the mayor of a city to the United States president. 

However, HBO’s Bill Maher has had enough of celebrities attempting to run for political office. The comedian made his feelings known about unqualified candidates running for office during the latest episode of “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

“Someone must explain why celebrities running for office is a recurring nightmare we cannot seem to shake. The Rock, Caitlyn Jenner, Matthew McConaughey, Randy Quaid. They all have suggested lately that when it comes to running the country, they have what it takes. And they do: malignant narcissism,” Maher said. 

Maher explained that the four years of Donald Trump’s presidency should serve as a “cautionary tale” and warn celebrities to leave positions such as president, governor, and other political offices to more qualified individuals.

Johnson hinted earlier this year at a potential run for president. Meanwhile, Jenner has declared her challenge to California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D). Quaid also has pondered a run for California governor. Finally, McConaughey has hinted that he’s thinking about running for governor of Texas.

“The last four years was a warning, not an inspiration,” Maher said. “You were supposed to see that and think, ‘I guess high-level government jobs should go to people who have trained for it and know what they’re doing.'” 

“I’m sure Caitlyn Jenner is a nice person, but as California governor, she would be in charge of the nation’s fifth-largest economy based on her qualifications of being a background character in a reality show not about her.”

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Chris Stirewalt Joins NewsNation as its Political Editor

Stirewalt will deliver what NewsNation calls “balanced and accurate political analysis” throughout the election season.

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NewsNation will be welcoming a familiar face to their network as Fox News’ former political editor Chris Stirewalt joins the company as its political editor.

In his new position, Stirewalt will deliver what NewsNation calls “balanced and accurate political analysis” throughout the election season.

“Chris Stirewalt’s analytical abilities are the best in the business, and his insights during election season will prove to be an invaluable resource for viewers,” NewsNation’s Michael Corn, president of news, said, per TV Newser

Stirewalt comes aboard NewsNation during a time when the network is strengthening its political operations. 

The company has inked a broadcast partnership agreement with the digital news site Decision Desk HQ to deliver election data and exclusive polling results for the 2022 midterm primaries and general election.

“With honest reporting and data analysis, along with up-to-the-minute results from Decision Desk HQ, we are building upon our mission at NewsNation to become the leader in election night coverage you can trust,” Corn said.

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Jeanine Pirro Wants a “Hardening Perimeter” for Each School

Pirro voiced support for “hardening the perimeter” of each school in the country and stationing security guards at them.

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The latest mass shooting occurred at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, where a gunman killed 18 students and three adults. Much like in the Sandy Hook and Parkland shootings, many are voicing their opinions about how the country can avoid these incidents.

During a segment on “The Five,” co-host Jeanine Pirro voiced support for “hardening the perimeter” of each school in the country and stationing security guards at them.

“I mean, these children are–they’re babies,” Pirro said, per Mediaite. “They really are babies.”

Pirro suggested that many retired law enforcement officers would be willing to contribute their time to supply security at schools across the United States. 

“I think that you’ve got a lot of people now – retired cops, retired sheriffs – who’d be more than happy to protect kids. I think right now – and I don’t want to get into the politics of it – but we’ve got to make sure that people understand, especially the schools and the teachers, that we need this,” Pirro said. 

“It is a crazy world today. It’s very different than it was five years ago. But we need to do something about it I think this is one of the only ways to actually protect the school and the children.”

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Bill Melugin Details What He Saw at Robb Elementary School

Melugin left his regular assignment covering the crisis at the Southern Border to cover a mass school shooting

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Fox News reporter Bill Melugin left his regular assignment covering the crisis at the Southern Border to cover a mass school shooting that left at least 21 people dead in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday.  

Melugin spent hours appearing on the network’s primetime lineup reporting from the scene. The correspondent addressed rumors that the shooting at the school began as a border patrol chase. 

“We’re not hearing anything about a chase, there were rumors flying around that this was a sort of border patrol chase, I have not heard anything of the sort, I have not confirmed any of that information and have no reason to believe any of those rumors are credible at this moment,” he said. 

Melugin described what he saw at Robb Elementary School and the scene inside the school. 

” We went in, there is a room full of parents, a private room where they are waiting on information for their loved ones, some are walking the hallways, some are crying, hugging, emotional, some have been given horrible news,” Melugin said. “There is a room full of parents necessary there waiting on information.”

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