September 14, 2015

After Donald Trump insulted fellow GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina's face in a controversial Rolling Stone profile last week, Fiorina is fighting back. But while she's already proved she can get in a barb against The Donald, this time she's spun his comments ("Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?") into an inspiring new campaign ad that features the faces of many American women.

"Ladies, look at this face, and look at all of your faces," Fiorina says in the stirring ad. "The face of leadership. The face of leadership in our party, the party of women's suffrage. The face of leadership in your communities, in your businesses, in your places of work and worship."

The ad shows the former Hewlett-Packard CEO setting herself apart from the other woman in the presidential race, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, by emphasizing that women aren't a special interest group.

"I personally am so tired of hearing about women's issues," Fiorina said Friday. "Every issue is a woman's issue. We care about health care. We care about national security, education, about debts and deficits. Yes, we care about the character of our nation."

Fiorina's rising poll numbers earned her a spot in Wednesday's primetime Republican debate on CNN. Becca Stanek

10:45 p.m.

In response to drone attacks on an oil site in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, President Trump tweeted on Sunday evening that there is "reason to believe that we know the culprit," and the United States is "locked and loaded depending on verification."

Trump said he is "waiting to hear from [Saudi Arabia] as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!" Oil prices rose sharply over the weekend, and Trump said he has authorized the release of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve "if needed."

The extent of damage to the Aramco site is unknown, as reporters are being kept from the area. Aramco, Saudi Arabia's national petroleum and natural gas company, said the attacks curtailed output by 5.7 million barrels a day. The Houthi rebels in Yemen, backed by Iran, claimed responsibility for the attacks, but Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday there is "no evidence the attacks came from Yemen." He instead placed the blame on Iran, accusing the country of facilitating an "unprecedented attack on the world's energy supply." Iran denies the allegations. Catherine Garcia

9:44 p.m.

Ric Ocasek, the lead singer of the new wave band The Cars, died Sunday in New York City. He was 75.

Ocasek was found unconscious and unresponsive in his Manhattan home late Sunday afternoon, and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. He appears to have died of natural causes, people with knowledge of the situation told Page Six, and was discovered by his estranged wife, model Paulina Porizkova.

The Cars, known for their hits "Drive," "Just What I Needed," and "It's All I Can Do," were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018. Ocasek was also a successful producer, working with everyone from Weezer to No Doubt to Bad Brains. Catherine Garcia

9:19 p.m.

After The New York Times reported on Sunday that a sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was not investigated ahead of his confirmation hearings last year, multiple Democratic presidential candidates said they believe Kavanaugh should be impeached.

"These newest revelations are disturbing," Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) tweeted. "Like the man who appointed him, Kavanaugh should be impeached." Her sentiments were echoed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), who said Kavanaugh "was put on the court through a sham process and his place on the court is an insult to the pursuit of truth and justice. He must be impeached." President Trump is defending him, tweeting that Kavanaugh is "an innocent man who has been treated HORRIBLY."

The Times reports that one of Kavanaugh's classmates at Yale, Max Stier, told senators and the FBI that when Kavanaugh was a freshman, he saw him at a party with his pants down, and some of his friends pushed his penis into a female student's hands. Stier will not discuss the alleged incident publicly, but two unnamed officials who spoke with Stier confirmed to the Times he came forward with this accusation. Several sexual misconduct allegations were made against Kavanaugh during his confirmation process. Catherine Garcia

2:10 p.m.

Jojo Rabbit just earned a key victory in the 2020 Oscars race.

The dramedy from director Taika Waititi won the People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, the prize that in the past has typically gone to movies that went on to become Best Picture nominees or winners at the Academy Awards.

In fact, since 2009, the TIFF People's Choice Award winner has ultimately been nominated for Best Picture nine out of 10 times, and won Best Picture three times.

One of those instances was last year, when Green Book picked up the TIFF People's Choice Award in what was, in retrospect, the first major sign of its eventual Best Picture triumph. Best Picture winners 12 Years a Slave and The King's Speech also previously won the TIFF award, which is voted on by audiences at the festival.

Jojo Rabbit wasn't as well received by critics as other TIFF films like Ford v Ferrari and Marriage Story, though. Dubbed an "anti-hate satire," the movie features Waititi playing an imaginary version of Adolf Hitler, and it currently holds a 75 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with the consensus noting its "blend of irreverent humor and serious ideas definitely won't be to everyone's taste."

The runners up for the TIFF People's Choice Award were Marriage Story and Parasite, both of which are strong contenders to become Best Picture nominees, although runners up for the audience award don't always score nominations. Of last year's runners up, one, Roma, was nominated for Best Picture, while the other, If Beale Street Could Talk, was not.

Jojo Rabbit, which also stars Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, and Alfie Allen, hits theaters on Oct. 18. Brendan Morrow

1:51 p.m.

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she approves of how her successors in the Trump administration are handling some of their foreign policy business.

In an interview with CBS' Margaret Brennan that aired Sunday on Face the Nation, Rice praised how the White House is dealing with Iran and North Korea in particular. "Nobody's been able to solve the North Korean problem," Rice said. "I don't have a problem with how they're going about that."

As for Iran, Rice called Tehran the "most dangerous and disruptive regime" in the Middle East. In that case, she said, the administration is correct in pushing back against Iran despite some calls for a less hostile approach to resolve tensions in the region.

In the same interview, Rice was a little more critical of Trump when it comes to matters such as immigration, race, and economic isolationism, but she maintained a measured tone in her responses even then. Tim O'Donnell

1:12 p.m.

Beto O'Rourke's pledge during Thursday's Democratic debate in Houston to "take your AR-15" still has people talking, The Hill reports. But it turns out even some Democrats aren't sure it was the smartest thing to say.

Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) told host Bill Hemmer on Fox News Sunday that O'Rourke's comments were not particularly helpful at the moment, as members of Congress try to enact realistic gun reform. Cicilline also used the opportunity to point out that no one in Congress has proposed confiscation legislatively, and that lawmakers instead are focusing on other reform measures such as universal background checks.

O'Rourke's fellow Democratic presidential candidate, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, said Sunday he thinks O'Rourke's message could play into the hands of gun reform opponents, echoing Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) who said Friday that the O'Rourke clip "will be played for years at Second Amendment rallies."

Meanwhile, on the other side of the aisle, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, also appearing on Fox News Sunday, said "we're not going to allow bad actors who should not have firearms in the first place to be the excuse for a bunch of liberals and socialists to confiscate firearms from law abiding citizens." Read more at The Hill. Tim O'Donnell

12:47 p.m.

After shaking off the Week 1 cobwebs, the NFL season is in full swing. Here are four Week 2 games to watch Sunday:

Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots, 1 p.m. ET on CBS — This game will likely be ugly, seeing as it pits the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots against the Dolphins, who are in full rebuild mode. But it is also expected to be Antonio Brown's first game in the New England uniform. While Brown is one of the league's most exciting players on the field, he's also one of its most controversial — after a tumultuous offseason, the wide receiver is now facing sexual assault allegations.

Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m. ET on CBS — The Titans were one of the league's most impressive teams in Week 1, after demolishing the trendy Cleveland Browns, 43-13. This divisional showdown should shed some more light on just how good Tennessee really is. The Colts, meanwhile, are coming off a close loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, but it seems like they should remain competitive even without recently-retired quarterback Andrew Luck.

Baltimore Ravens vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1 p.m. ET on Fox — This one is all about the quarterbacks. Baltimore's Lamar Jackson was dominant against a paltry Miami defense last week — five touchdowns and a perfect passer rating are impressive no matter who the opponent is. Kyler Murray, the No. 1 pick in this year's draft, will be under center for Arizona. Murray struggled early in his debut against the Detroit Lions, but he went on to lead a comeback that ended in a tie.

Los Angeles Rams vs. New Orleans Saints, 4:25 p.m. ET on Fox — New Orleans fans have been waiting for this one. The two teams met in last year's NFC championship game where it looked like New Orleans was going to the Super Bowl. But a bizarre no-call on a play that most agree should have been defensive pass interference on the Rams allowed Los Angeles enough time to force overtime and, eventually, win. Tim O'Donnell

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