May 10, 2010 Archives

May 10, 2010 Archives

Axelrod: Kagan Is "Well Qualified" And Has "Diverse Experience"

On allowing military recruiters on Harvard's campus: "The fact is that there was recruitment on the Harvard campus at the time that she was there. She maintained the policy that existed before she came there -- not allowing the career placement office ts -- to -- to host that. Because there was a policy relative to discrimination. When the law w

Schwarzenegger At Commencement: I Was Going To Speak In AZ, But I Was Afraid They'd "Deport" Me

"I was also going to give a graduation speech in Arizona," Schwarzenegger said. "But with my accent, I was afraid they would try to deport me."

WH's Gibbs Defends Kagan's Lack Of Private Sector Experience

The question was "Can you explain how somebody whose spent almost her entire career, if not her entire career working in the federal government or at Harvard has an understand of how law effects real people." Gibbs said if you judge her background she understands how the law works and "impacts everyday people." He also called her current job as

Dem Sen: Kagan To "Counter-Weight" Roberts On Supreme Court

Sen. Klobuchar says Elena Kagan has to be an advocate and a judge.

Hatch: "This President Is Going To Appoint A Liberal"

Sen. Orrin Hatch: "We know that Elena Kegan is liberal."

GOP Sen. Kyl: Kagan's Positions Are "Troubling"

Sen. Kyl (D-AZ) says Elena Kagan putting her own agenda above US law is "troubling."

Lanny Davis: Kagan Is A "Strict Constructionist"

Former Clinton White House adviser Lanny Davis says Kagan "takes the view of the constitution as a restrictive document."

AZ-Sen: McCain Says "Complete The Danged Fence"

Senator John McCain and Sheriff Paul Babeu discuss the McCain / Kyl 10 Point Border Security Plan.

Scarborough On U.S. Drone Attacks In Pakistan: We Are "Just Dropping Bombs And Killing Families"

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough says Pakistanis are right to be angry at the U.S. for drone attacks. "We're just dropping bombs and killing families," Scarborough said. We're killing "four-year-old little girls," he added.

Obama: Kagan Is "One Of The Nation's Foremost Legal Minds"

President Obama announces that he will nominate Elena Kagan to be the next Supreme Court justice.

Sen. Leahy Praises Kagan, Eyes Summer Confirmation

"I'd like to see someone from outside the judicial monastery," Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) said. Leahy says this should not be a "partisan" issue.

Hillary Clinton Warns Pakistan On "60 Minutes"

Scott Pelley follows Hillary Rodham Clinton as she performs her duties as secretary of state and questions her on the latest developments in foreign policy and the recent terror scare in New York's Times Square.

Obama Makes Case For Elena Kagan

President Barack Obama announces his nominee for the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Elena Kagan, in a video message to Organizing for America.

Spitzer: Kagan Would "Get the Fifth Vote"

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D) - a Harvard classmate of hers in the late 1970s and friend of Kagan's since - used the word "perfect" three times in a brief interview on "The Early Show" about her on Monday.

Harvard's Kagan Praises Obama, Speaks About Attending DNC Convention

During a 2005 Harvard Law School award Luncheon now-Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan lavished praised for then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) and explained the "privilege" of attending the 2004 Democratic National Convention. "I have something of a political background, myself," she began. "When the Democratic National Convention came to town, I ask

Nancy Pelosi In Afghanistan: "Security, Security, Security"

U.S. House Speaker Pelosi is in Afghanistan to meet with President Karzai and U.S. military officials. Atia Abawi reports

Kagan: "Honored And Humbled" By Nomination

Solicitor General Elena Kagan expresses gratitude for her nomination to the Supreme Court.

Teacher Says Student's Drawing Of American Flag Is "Offensive"

A middle school art class in California’s Santa Rita School District told a student that the American flag was offensive. This same teacher, however, praised another student for drawing a picture of President Obama.

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