April 17, 2009 Archives

April 17, 2009 Archives

Kaine: US Has "Much To Gain" From Latin America

Democratic Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine joins the "Morning Joe" Gang to discuss President Obama's trip to Mexico and a report citing fears about right wing extremist groups.

O'Reilly: Is America A Torture Nation?

Bill O'Reilly talks about Barack Obama and the release of CIA interrogation memos.

Gingrich On Obama's Handshake With Chavez

Before addressing his counterparts in the hemisphere at the Fifth Summit of the Americas in Trinidad, Obama also initiated a handshake with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, one of Washington's most virulent critics in the region. "We cannot let ourselves be prisoners of past disagreements," Obama told the opening session of the summit after ent



Obama Pledges To Slow US-Mexico Arms Flow

Speaking in Mexico, President Barack Obama signaled Thursday he will not seek renewal of a U.S. assault weapons ban but instead will step up enforcement of laws banning the transfer of such guns across the border. AP: Obama: Reducing drug, gun flow

General Odierno: Iraq Exit Strategy Intact

CBS News speaks with General Ray Odierno about plans for withdrawal of U.S. troops Iraq and the hardships he has overcome during his service as the region's top General.

Forbes On Economic Signs Of Recovery

Steve Forbes discusses banks giving profit money back to the government and other possible signs of recovery. Forbes says we still need to get money flowing in the economy again.



Car Czar In Pay For Play Scandal

An investment company run by the head of the Obama administration's auto task force has been accused of paying more than $1 million to an aide to New York's former comptroller in a bid to win a lucrative deal with the state pension fund. Steven Rattner was an executive at the Quadrangle Group, a private equity firm, until he left this year to le

Olbermann Special Comment On Prosecuting Torture

In a special comment, "Countdown" host Keith Olbermann makes one more plea to President Obama to prosecute Bush administration officials who allowed the torture of prisoners to occur, to set an example for the future that America does not tolerate torture.

Obama Calls For New "Beginning With Cuba"

At the Summit of the Americas, President Obama signals a desire to move US-Cuban relations in a new direction.



Tancredo, Rep. Gonzalez On Border

Former Colorado Republican Tom Tancredo and Rep. Charles Gonzalez (D-TX) talk about President Obama's trip to Mexico and whether he can do more to control the drug wars on the border.

Cramer To Guest: "Enough of This! I've Said My Peace"

Business Insider reports: CNBC had Dan Solin, the author of The Smartest 401k Book You'll Ever Read on as a guest today. After the host asked him what people could do better to save for retirement, Solin answered: "One of the things that you could do is to give us more 'In Bogle we Trust' and much less 'In Cramer we Trust'."

Reich On Auto, Banking Bailouts

Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich and Michigan Mayor Virg Bernero debate the government's double standard for economic recovery between auto and banking industries on "The Ed Show."



Sarah Palin Addresses Sold Out Crowd At Pro-Life Dinner

CNN: Palin's appearance before the sold-out Vanderburgh County Right to Life dinner in Evansville, Indiana, brought in nationwide media and forced organizers to open up an overflow area for attendees. "It's great to be here in Indiana, the crossroads of America," she said to thunderous applause. Palin's dinner speech took her out of Alaska in

Coleman On Dispute: "The Law Is On Our Side"

Former Republican Senator Norm Coleman (MN) is using a media blitz to convince Minnesotans weary of the recount process and frustrated that they are still a senator short that he has good reason to appeal Democrat Al Franken's victory in the U.S. Senate election trial. And if the Minnesota Supreme Court sees it his way, he said, he thinks he can

Geraldo: Texas Gov. Perry Should Be Impeached

After blasting the media and his own network, FOX News personality Geraldo Riveria said Gov. Perry of Texas should be impeached. Rivera castigated FOX News for not spending much time reporting on the possibility of Texas seceding from the United


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