May 24, 2010 Archives

May 24, 2010 Archives

ABC's "World News" Reports On Oil Spill: "Anger Is Reserved For Washington"

ABC's "World News" anchor Diane Sawyer addressed viewers from the shorelines of Louisiana tonight. She reported on the "anger" that is focused on Washington. "We saw a pickup truck that had a hand painted sign that said 'BP + The Feds = Another Katrina,'" Sawyer reported. ABC News reports "some of the president's supporters have questioned his l

Again: Code Pink Tries To "Arrest" Karl Rove With Plastic Handcuffs

Code Pink tries to arrest Karl Rove for being a "war criminal." Rove humorlessly responds by saying "you know they're plastic?" This took place in Mequon, WI.

Top Fed Official On "Pushing" BP Out: "Replace Them With What?"

Admiral Thad Allen, Coast Guard Commandant: "To push BP out of the way would raise the question, replace them with what?"



Sessions To Kagan: "What Were You Thinking When You Punished Our Men And Women In Uniform?"

Sen. Sessions (R-AL) on Elena Kagan's military recruiting policy on the campus of Harvard Law school.

Dem Rep. Patrick Murphy Confronted By His Constituents Over Lack Of Townhalls

Angry constituents ask Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA) to have the "guts" to have a "real" townhall without a "teleprompter" instead of speaking to supporters one-on-one for five minutes each. This occurred over the weekend. Eventually a chant calling for a townhall broke out. While the angry constituents were conversing with Rep. Murphy, he accuse

Sen. Landrieu Promises "If You Made $50,000 Last Year, BP Is Going To Write You A Check"

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) promises compensation for Gulf Coast businesses.



University Of Arizona Commencement Speaker Booed For Denouncing Immigration Bill

Professor Soto gives a political speech at the May 2010 Commencement Ceremony for the University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

GOP House Candidate Speech Mirrors Obama's 2004 DNC Speech

Vaughn Ward, the Republican who is challenging Rep. Walt Minnick (D-Idaho) gives a speech very similar to the one then-candidate for Senate Barack Obama gave at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.

WH's Axelrod On Sestak Offer: "Nothing Inappropriate Happened"

White House senior adviser David Axelrod says "it has been looked into" and the White House has come to the conclusion nothing inappropriate happened.



GA State Sen. Jason Carter Chides GOP For "Opportunism" In Gulf Oil Spill Aftermath

GA State Rep. Jason Carter (D), grandson of Jimmy Carter, said that in the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill, there has been too much “political posturing.” He called the criticism of the Obama Administration’s response “opportunism.”

Sen. Gregg: I Don't See How Euro "Survives" For Much Longer

Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) tells CNBC that Europe's debt crisis will have a "huge impact" on the US.

HI-01: Djou On GOP Victory In Hawaii

Republican Charles Djou (Hawaii) captures Obama's hometown seat; snaps Democrats' special election streak



Dem. Weiner Says White House Should Tell "The Facts" On Sestak Job Offer

"I think what the White House should do is, to some degree, say, 'Here are the facts,'" Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) said Monday morning on "Morning Joe." "If there's not a lot what's going on here, then just say what happened," Weiner added.

Coast Guard Spill Response Leader Takes Blame For Government: It's My Fault

The oil mass continues moving west, and as the toxic sludge begins to make landfall in Terrebonne, Capt. Edwin Stanton, who heads up the Coast Guard's response, is taking blame. "The governor is right. It's too slow, and if it's anybody's fault, it's mine, for not pushing (BP) hard enough perhaps,” Stanton said.“We did have a probl

Gov. Jindal: We Are "Not Waiting" For Federal Assistance Any Longer

"We are not waiting for them. We are going to build it," Jindal said. "We can either fight battle -- we can fight this oil -- on the Barrier Islands 15 to 20 miles off of our coast, or we can face it in thousands of miles of fragmented wetlands," Gov. Jindal said, clearing favoring the first option. "Every day we're not given approval on thi


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