May 20, 2010 Archives

May 20, 2010 Archives

NJ Gov. Christie Vetoes "Millionaires Tax" In Record Two Minutes

NJ: It took about two minutes from the time Senate President Steve Sweeney certified the passage of the millionaires tax package for Gov. Chris Christie to veto the bills at his desk."While I have little doubt that the sponsors and supporters of this bill sincerely believe that the state can tax its way out of this financial crisis,

Democrat Questions Patriotism Of Budget Cutters, Compares Them To "Osama Bin Laden"

Rep Alcee Hastings (D-FL): "This is America’s legislature. For all we know, on YouCut, Osama bin Laden could be voting. Please know that not handful of organized gotcha Republicans are going to control this legislature." YouCut is an initiative by House conservatives that lets the American people vote on which federal programs should be s

Calderon: Mexican Police Ask People For "Papers"

WOLF BLITZER, HOST: "Do Mexican police go around asking for papers of people who they suspect are illegal?" FELIPE CALDERON, MEXICAN PRESIDENT: "Of course." BLITZER: "If somebody sneaks in from Nicaragua or some other country in Central America through the southern border of Mexico, they wind up in Mexico, they can go get a job, they can work

White House Denies Sestak Was Offered A Job To Drop Out Of Race

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs refused to answer questions about whether the Obama administration offered Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) a job to drop out of his race against Arlen Specter for the U.S. Senate.  FLASHBACK:

Rand Paul Responds To Maddow Interview

(Via Laura Ingraham Show) Laura Ingraham: "Would you have voted for the Civil Rights Act?"Rand Paul: "Yes, because I think the preponderance of the evidence was that we had some abhorrent things going on in our society--segregation, the Jim Crow laws...I think the south had

Students Face Suspension For Throwing "Green Cards" After Soccer Game

WOWT-TV: An Nebraska state soccer championship held in Omaha has sparked some national interest, but it wasn't because of the game or Lincoln East's undefeated season. It is now being called "the green card" incident. Some Lincoln East fans threw hand made green cards into the air celebrating their school's victory over Omaha South High.

Obama Gives Praise For Wall Street Reform

Pres. Obama declares financial industry diversion tactics have failed as a sweeping reform bill awaits a final vote.

Democratic Critz Sworn In Two Days After Election

U.S. Representative Mark Critz (D-PA) was sworn in this afternoon as a Member of the United States House of Representatives. Congressman Critz succeeded the late Rep. John Murtha who had represented the people of the 12th District of Pennsylvania since 1973. He won a special election on May 18, 2010. In comparison, Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) was e

Calderon: "I Strongly Disagree" With The Arizona Law

Mexican President Felipe Calderon says he is for comprehensive immigration law. Vice President Joe Biden, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and most of the Democratic caucus stood up when Calderon denounced the law.

Clyburn Denounces Rand Paul Over Civil Rights Act

"I think that he made it very clear to the voter of America what that movement is all about. They are parsing words, sending signals, saying things that ought to give all us great pause," Rep. James Clyburn (R-SC) said. Clyburn continued to denounce the Libertarian movement. "He is not good for this country going forward," Rep. Clyburn conclu

AR-Sen: Bill Halter On Runoff Election Against Lincoln

Lt. Gov. Bill Halter (D-AR) discusses Tuesday night's election results. He predicts he will win the runoff in June 8th by taking the third candidate's votes. "We're going to win, make no mistake about it," he declared.

Rep. Michele Bachmann On Midterm Elections, Obama

Rep. Michele Bachmann on GOP's midterm momentum. She also discusses the results from Tuesday's elections and Rand Paul.

Kaine: PA-12 "Demonstrates The Democratic Party Is The Big-Tent Party"

"Again, the Republicans made this a referendum on President Obama. They want to win this to defeat President Obama, defeat Speaker Pelosi and repeal health care. And Mark Critz (D-PA) said no, we don't need to repeal health care and we want a resounding victory. So, look, our party is broad geographically, we're broad demographically, we're broa

GOP Congressman: Not Right For Calderon To Criticize Securing Our Borders

"I just don't think it's right for the president of another country to come here and criticize our nation or our states for wanting to stop human smuggling, stop drug trafficking, or, frankly, securing their borders," Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) said.

Secret Service Investigates After Obama Burned In Effigy

The Secret Service is investigating a bar owner in West Allis after a statue of President Obama was burned in effigy at Yester Years bar in Milwaukee. FLASHBACK: Sarah Palin Hung In Effigy In 2008

Rachel Maddow And Rand Paul Discuss Civil Rights

Rachel Maddow interviews Kentucky Republican Senate nominee Rand Paul about how he reconciles his views on small government with civil rights, racism and segregation.

Madeleine Albright On AZ Illegal Immigration Law

CNN's Campbell Brown speaks with Madeleine Albright about the immigration bill and being an immigrant herself.

Krauthammer: Obama Refuses To "Stand Up For His Own Country"

Charles Krauthammer: "You can't have it both ways. Particularly coming from Mexico, a country where if you enter illegally  it's a felony and you get up to two years in prison. And if you do it a second time, you get 10 years...So he's got a country which is extremely strict--draconian, if you like--about illegals entering into Mexico. And

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