WATCH: CNN Reporter Gets into Testy Exchange With RT Anchor: 'You Are Obsessed With Clearing Russia From Culpability'

Chris Cuomo of CNN grills Russia Today's Peter LaVelle on what happened days after the downing of MH17

Cuomo begins by asking LaVelle why Vladimir Putin has not come out and condemned how the crime scene and the dignity of the dead was handled. A simple question. But the RT anchor starts immediately defending Putin and shifting the blame, saying the question was ludicrous.

It goes downhill from there. Cuomo responds by saying, 'Peter, this is not something you should be flip about.'  The Russia Today anchor makes it quite obvious that his job in this interview is to defend Putin, and nothing else.



Family Asked To Leave Southwest Flight After Tweet

Man tweets agent was 'rude,' 15 minutes later he and his 2 young daughters were pulled off the plane

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Twin Cities man is upset about the way his family was treated on a Southwest Airlines flight because of a tweet.

Duff Watson says he was asked to de-board a flight from Denver to Minneapolis with his two kids on Sunday after an agent didn’t like a tweet he wrote about her service.

Watson and the agent had a disagreement before boarding initially. “I was left, you know, very upset, very embarrassed, very humiliated,” Watson said.

He’s an “A-List” passenger, which means he gets priority boarding. But a gate agent wouldn’t let his 6-year-old and 9-year-old board with him — so they’d all have to wait to board later.

“In leaving I said, you know, ‘Real nice way to treat an A-list. I’ll be sure to tweet about it,’” he said.

And that’s just what Watson did. “Something to the effect of, ‘Wow, rudest agent in Denver. Kimberly S, gate C39, not happy @SWA,’” he said.

Soon after getting to their seats, the family of three was asked to leave the plane.

This is just crazy. The agent said she felt her safety 'was threatened' by the tweet and the family was pulled off the plane.


2 Ukrainian Military Fighter Jets Shot Down By Rebels

Pro-Russian separatists, otherwise knows as Putin's paid thugs, shoot down 2 Ukrainian military fighter jets just a few days after downing a commercial airliner. I'm sure Putin knows nothing about this one either.

KIEV, Ukraine Fighting intensified in the rebel-controlled region of Ukraine on Wednesday, with military officials reporting that two Ukrainian Su-25 fighter jets had been shot down near the village of Dmytrivka in the east.

Few details of the latest downings were available. But before news of the jets’ loss emerged, a spokesman for Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council in Kiev said the military operation to suppress the insurgents was advancing in the east, with government troops having retaken two cities in the Luhansk region as they continued an aggressive push from the north and west.

Officials said rebels had blown up a road bridge, a railroad bridge and train tracks in the city of Gorlivka, and they reported continued fierce fighting along a section of the border with Russia that remains porous. Ukrainian forces are increasingly desperate to seal that border to prevent resupplies of weapons or new fighters from entering Ukraine.


Watch- Mark Levin Slams 'Clown' Jon Stewart

'He's held up as this really smart guy, he's held up as a brilliant comedian, he's not a smart guy, he's got 10 writers, he's a clown'

'The disinformation and the propaganda he was putting out in the form of jokes was outrageous, and I would just tell Mr. Stewart that it really doesn't a lot of courage to criticize Israel, to trash Israel'

Watch Levin on Fox News Hannity belt Jon Stewart for his criticism of Israel


Poll: 67% of Voters Say America More Divided Than Four Years Ago

Not a very good number for a president who was going to bring us together

Voters strongly believe the United States is a more divided nation these days, and they think both sides are to blame. Most are also ready to do something about it at the ballot box in November.

Sixty-seven percent (67%) of Likely U.S. Voters say America is a more divided nation than it was four years ago. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just seven percent (7%) think the country is less divided now, while 21% rate the level of division as about the same.

Among voters who see more division or about the same level of it, 35% believe President Obama is to blame. But 34% point the finger at Republicans in Congress instead. Twenty-three percent (23%) say they’re both to blame. Just five percent (5%) attribute the division to something else.


Jonathan Karl Blasts WH Press Secretary for Saying Obama Has a 'Very Busy Schedule'

Jon Karl to Josh Earnest: Ok, couldn't Obama have been 5 minutes later for his fundraiser out in Seattle?

ABC reporter Jonathan Karl lit into Obama spokesman Josh Earnest Tuesday over the White House’s excuse that the president was too “busy” to allow television cameras into an event honoring members of Apollo 11.

“Why the intense secrecy around this event?” Karl asked. “Why not allow television cameras into that?”

Earlier, CBS reporter Major Garrett told Earnest he had filed a formal complaint against the administration’s decision to not allow cameras into Obama’s meeting with the surviving astronauts of Apollo 11, the 1969 mission where Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon (freebeacon.com)


Poll- Kay Hagan Leads By 7 Points in North Carolina, But Only Gets 41%

17 point lead among women for Hagan over Thom Tillis

PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds Kay Hagan continuing to grow her lead over Thom Tillis as the legislative session drags on. Hagan now has 41% to 34% for Tillis and 8% for Libertarian Sean Haugh. Her lead is up from 2 points in May and 5 points in June.

The protracted legislative session with Tillis at the helm of it can't be doing him any favors. Only 19% of voters approve of the job the General Assembly is doing to 57% who disapprove, and legislative Republicans specifically have a 31/52 favorability rating. Those things are working together to help make Tillis very personally unpopular- only 24% of voters see him favorably to 47% with a negative opinion. Tillis' continued efforts to fundraise while the state budget is in limbo is creating bad optics as well- only 24% of voters think it's appropriate for him to be out there raising money right now to 50% who consider it to be inappropriate.

The news is not all rosy for Hagan. She continues to have negative approval numbers, with only 40% of voters approving of her to 50% who disapprove. And she is very much being propped up right now by the 8% Haugh is receiving, which does not seem likely to hold through until November. When Haugh voters are reallocated to who they would support if they had to pick between Hagan and Tillis, her lead drops to 42-39.


16% still undecided in this race


ABC News: Rick Perry's Controversial Border Move Comes With a 'Hefty Price Tag' - $12M

Obama asking congress for $3.7 billion for border? Yawn.

All three morning shows on Tuesday worried about Governor Rick Perry's "controversial," expensive move to send the National Guard to the Texas border. But it was ABC's Good Morning America on Tuesday that offered the most annoyed commentary. GMA correspondent Jim Avila began his report by lecturing, "But the border patrol says [National Guard troops are] not needed because federal law prohibits the military from enforcing civilian laws."

Avila also highlighted that Operation Strong Safety comes "with a hefty price tag of $12 million per month." The journalist continued his critique, deriding, "The head of the border patrol telling ABC News he has other needs. It's not about detaining the child immigrants. They're giving themselves up." An irritated Avila added, "It's about where to put them and neither Governor Perry or the Guard has offered any help with that


Rush on Appeals Court Obamacare Ruling: 'This is a Huge Day For the Rule of Law'

'A big ruling...if it holds'

Rush Limbaugh reacts to a 2-to-1 D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that says the Affordable Care Act, as written, only allows premium subsidies in states that built their own exchanges. Obamacare subsidies are illegal, according to today's Appeals Court ruling in 36 states.

Rush starts by saying, 'what the heck, Obama will just rewrite the law, like he has done 41 times already' but Rush adds 'it's a huge day, at least temporarily for the rule of law'


Delta Cancels All Flights to Israel Indefinitely

Missile fears

Atlanta-  (AP)  Delta Air Lines is canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.

A Delta Boeing 747 from New York was flying over the Mediterranean headed for Tel Aviv on Tuesday when it turned around and flew to Paris instead. Flight 468 had 273 passengers and 17 crew on board.

US Airways, which has one daily flight from Philadelphia, canceled that flight Tuesday and the return trip from Tel Aviv. United Airlines, which has two flights daily to Israel out of Newark, N.J., did comment immediately on the status of those flights.

Airlines and passengers are growing more anxious about safety since last week, when a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down over Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board.

ABC News


Krauthammer on Obama: ‘He Doesn’t Know What to Do, So He Does Nothing’

Krauthammer says O is in over his head and really just doesn't know what to do.

'On foreign affairs, I think he is so much over his head that he doesn't know what to do, and when he doesn't know what to do, he does nothing, he talks, he urges, he tries to use moral suasion on a thug like a Putin and then he's surprised that nothing happens'

Prior to Krauthammer, O'Reilly gives a strong TPM on Obama misusing his power