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Bob Schieffer of CBS' Face the Nation and that network's Evening News made headlines last night when he flat-out called Donald Trump a racist.

At issue? Trump's questioning of President Obama's birth certificate and later his academic record, criticisms Schieffer says have racist undertones.

The Donald was far from pleased with Bob's assessment.

Moments ago, he told TMZ: "That is a terrible statement for a newscaster to make. I am the last person that such a thing should be said about."

Bob's scathing statement against Trump came last night in response to Trump's insinuation that Obama may not have had the grades to get into Harvard.

Schieffer said, "That's code for saying he got into law school because he's black. This is an ugly strain of racism that's running through this whole thing."

Asked if he was implying Obama got into Harvard via affirmative action, Trump said: "Affirmative action is out there. It's a program that is available."

"I have no idea whether it applies in this case. I'm not suggesting anything. Grades are the least important aspect of being president. It's not a big subject."

Trump insists he's not racist and wouldn't say if he supports or opposes affirmative action. But he's clearly trying to douse some of the flames he ignited.

What do you think? Is Trump racist?

 

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CBS' Bob Schieffer has come out and said what many in the news industry are probably thinking but are understandably hesitant to go on record about:

That Donald Trump's incessant criticism of President Obama is racially motivated.

The host of Face the Nation, visibly upset, called Trump a racist last night on the CBS Evening News, and not just for Trump's Obama birth certificate crusade.

Schieffer was also talking about Trump's suggestion that Obama is not Ivy League material and may not have had the grades to get into Harvard Law School.

The context of Trump's comments was Obama not releasing his transcripts.

"That's just code for saying he got into law school because he's black," Schieffer said. "This is an ugly strain of racism that's running through this whole thing."

Earlier in the week, Trump said, "I have friends who have smart sons with great marks, great boards, great everything and they can't get into Harvard." 

"We don't know a thing about this guy. There are a lot of unanswered questions."

While it's fine to bash Obama - heck, it's your right! - that doesn't mean Trump's not out of line. What do you think? Are Trump's criticisms racist?

 

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Donald Trump actually discussed his potential run for President on Celebrity Apprentice last night. Meat Loaf and others were overwhelmingly supportive.

After he asked contestants if they would vote for him, the singer said "I would vote for you," and not only that, "In fact, I'll help you with your campaign."

Whether Mr. Loaf sought mere brownie points with that remark or actually wants a chief executive who questions Obama's birth certificate is unclear.

Some say Trump's White House talk is just a ratings ploy, but Apprentice has showed little correlation in ratings one way or the other since it began.

Trump then asked them point-blank which hopefuls would not vote for him. "A hot hint," his daughter Ivanka Trump said. "Don't raise your hand."

The Donald responded that anyone who did would obviously be fired on the spot. If only that strategy worked in the New Hampshire primary ...

Should Trump run?

 

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Kim Kardashian made it clear a couple weeks ago: she isn't only about red carpet photos and fashion.

The reality star took major exception to her body being placed on the cover of Turkey's Cosmopolitan, considering she's of Armenian descent and that nation was responsible for acts of genocide against her people in the early 1900s.

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Now, with Genocide Remembrance Day schedule for Sunday, Kim has taken to her blog and posted the following message:

"My family and I are incredibly proud of our heritage. My dad taught me a lot about Armenian culture, and I have a strong connection with my roots. Every year, I honor the memory of the martyrs who were killed during the 1915 Armenian Genocide. Even though so many countries around the world recognize the Genocide, the government of Turkey still denies it."

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Things got awfully heated on Good Morning America yesterday as Donald Trump discussed his potential presidential run with ABC's George Stephanopoulos.

In short, George took him to task and the Donald didn't appreciate it.

Stephanopoulos mentioned that some Republican heavyweights call him a “flawed messenger for the party” and “a joke candidate.” Why do they think this?

By continuing to question President Obama’s birth certificate and citizenship. Trump replied by ... going off about Obama's citizenship. You gotta see this:

As the two men argued back and forth on the topic, an increasingly agitated Trump accused George of being “co-opted” by the President and his “minions.”

He stressed that the "birther" issue is “not a big focus of my campaign.” Kind of hard to believe, since he brought it up again, and again later in the interview.

Stephanopoulos asked if he would release tax returns. “Maybe I’ll do the tax returns when Obama does his birth certificate,” the real estate mogul replied.

Triple poll time after the jump, readers:

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A California Republican who e-mailed a racist "family photo" of President Barack Obama superimposed as a chimpanzee is now facing widespread criticism.

State Assembly member Marilyn Davenport, who later apologized, says she received and forwarded the Obama email because she "thought it was funny."

Not the word a lot of people are using to describe it.

Here's the image the GOP official emailed out to dozens of friends and fellow Republicans, featuring Obama as a baby chimpanzee with its parents ...

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Donald Trump recently sat down with CNN's Candy Crowley about his possible 2012 presidential run and why the country needs him. Some highlights:

  • He has a common sense mentality.
  • He "stirs the pot" because he tells it like it is.
  • He has name recognition because of SUCCESS.
  • Mitt Romney is basically a "small business guy."
  • The Trump Organization is BIG, strong and more powerful than you KNOW.
  • He has an ability to build HUGE NET WORTH and will put that to use for US!

What do you think? Should Trump run?

 

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Negotiations continue in an effort to forestall the great federal government shutdown of 2011, but both parties continue to dig in their heels in D.C.

With all the rhetorical arguments, the finger pointing and buzzwords surfacing around this potentially cataclysmic event, it's easy to get confused.

It's also crucial to stay informed about what really matters.

Lucky for you, THG's here. Here are 10 things you need to know about the impending shutdown, which will occur at midnight if no deal is reached:

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  1. The President is the tanner of these two guys, but not by that much.
  2. Congress' awesome 23 percent approval rating may REALLY tank!
  3. FEAR NOT, Congress will still be paid, though. Their staff? Nah.
  4. Planned Parenthood funding is involved. We're not going there.
  5. The Bachelor host Chris Harrison is being sent in to mediate.
  6. You may actually get a reprieve from all that junk mail soon!
  7. 2011 is not 1995. No, seriously, it's not. It's 16 years later.
  8. The United States government can't figure out how to cut spending, or raise taxes to pay for all that spending, or some combination thereof.
  9. Donald Trump will somehow use this to plug Celebrity Apprentice, tout his fiscal conservative credentials, and question Obama's nationality.
  10. THG will remain open throughout any shutdown. Many services face lengthy interruption and an uncertain future, but not celebrity gossip.

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President Barack Obama is running for reelection in 2012. That comes as no surprise, but the chief executive made the announcement official this morning.

Declaring that he remains wholly “focused on the job you elected me to do,” Obama announced his bid for another term in an email (with video) to supporters.

Hours later, several possible Republican presidential hopefuls (none has officially declared their intent to challenge him) used this news to criticize him.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney Tweeted @barackobama: "I look forward to hearing details on your jobs plan, as are 14m unemployed Americans."

Romney's comment highlights a point about the shaky economic recovery that Democrats acknowledge could be a vulnerability for the President.

Another likely candidate, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, responded with a dramatic video - a trademark of his nascent presidential campaign.

“How can America win the future when we’re losing the present?” it asks. “In order for America to take a new direction, it’s going to take a new President.”

True? False? You tell us: Is Obama doing a good job as President?

 

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A Garden State toddler named Jesse is depressed. Why? He's been told he can't be Governor of New Jersey. Because he is "too small" no less.

This clip, posted last month on YouTube, features the sobbing kid lamenting that "everyone" tells him his political aspirations won't be realized.

It's enough to make you break down in your car seat ...

Amusingly, actual New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got wind of this and responded on Twitter, mocking his own weight problem in the process:

"Don’t worry Jesse, people gave plenty of reasons why I couldn't be Governor of New Jersey, though being too small wasn't one of them."

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