June 8, 2010 Archives

June 8, 2010 Archives

Blanche Lincoln Wins Democratic Senate Runoff In Arkansas

Embattled Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas won nomination to a third term Tuesday night, overcoming her labor-backed challenger as well as an anti-establishment tide. A second congressional incumbent, Republican Rep. Bob Inglis of South Carolina, trailed his primary rival badly and limped into a runoff.

Pelosi Heckled At DC Event Over Lack Of Federal Funding

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is heckled by Code Pink at an event in Washington, D.C. "We supported Obama, we supported you, now 21 states are begging for money to help us save the community," a woman screamed at Pelosi. "You have made your point," Pelosi said in an attempt to quiet the protesters. An aide informed her that they are "t

Rangel On WH Faith In BP: They Don't Have The "Slightest Clue"

Charlie Rangel (D-NY): "I don’t think the administration has the slightest clue. We're bringing in experts now, in and outside of government, to see whether or not BP will do more. We should have had the answers to that long before we even drilled." (source:

AZ-Sen: McCain Paints Hayworth As A Washington Insider

SEN. McCAIN: “I’m John McCain and I approve this message.” VOICEOVER: “J.D. Hayworth says he’s an outsider. But after he was voted out of Congress he became a registered lobbyist. Hayworth was paid thousands by a Florida corporation to lobby the very committee he used to serve on. Outsider? A lobbyist is as

Sen. Whitehouse: BP Guilty Of Criminal Activities

"It's pretty much agreed they did that. It's only a misdemeanor statute, but it provides for at least the avenue of criminal prosecution and that leads to potential criminal fines, potential criminal restitution to individual parties who are harmed. So I think it's almost a lay-down hand as a criminal case at this point and the issue really is g

Barney Frank To Young Democrats: "Give Us More Authority"

Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA): "You can reach out to your fellow young people and make it clear to them, that when [sic] they may not be satisfied with everything we've done -- we're not satisfied with everything we've done. The way to cure that is to give us more authority and more ability."

Nikki Haley: It's "Us Vs. The Establishment"

SC-Gov: Nikki Haley (R) said from the beginning it has been "us vs. the establishment." She says she won't stop until there is a conservative majority in the South Carolina House and Senate. Haley will compete in a runoff election on June 22.

Dee Dee Myers: Opposition To Obama Has "Racial Implications"

Dee Dee Myers says some opposition to President Obama is "racially driven." Myers says using the phrase "gone street" when referring to kicking ass has "African-American street culture" implied.

NFL's Saints To Raffle Off Super Bowl Ring For Oil Spill Cleanup

"Obviously we wanted to do something to lend a helping hand down here, and ... we felt that the best way to do that, or maybe the most unique way to do that, would be to give someone the opportunity to win one of our authentic Super Bowl rings through a raffle," quarterback Drew Brees said. "This is the real deal, and this is only obviously a o

Day 50: Ingraham On Obama's Handling Of Oil Spill

"From the beginning of this crisis, the criticism has been not ideological, as some have tried to paint it as, it has been about competence. We need someone who is competent running this operation down there. Thad Allen, I think, is doing the best he can," Laura Ingraham said.

CNBC Host: Obama's Use Of "Ass" Is Not Presidential

"If you're the president of the United States and you go on the Today Show which is a morning show, where you're going to have a lot of kids sitting around watching this, I think you choose your words more carefully," said CNBC's Betsy Quick. "Using the A word when you are on the Today Show talking with Matt Lauer, yeah, that disturbs me. Bu

Rep. King: US Should Not Support Investigation Of Flotilla Raid

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) says US support of an investigation would be like declaring moral equivalency between Israel and Hamas. (via The Right Scoop)

Karl Rove On Helen Thomas, Sestak & Romanoff

Karl Rove talks about Helen Thomas' forced retirement, the Sestak & Romanoff scandals and the oil spill. "It was the typical bile filled remark," Rove said of Thomas' anti-Semitic remark.

AR-Sen: Bill Halter On "Misleading" Ad Against Lincoln

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Bill Halter (D) says his ad used film footage from last debate he had with Lincoln and was fair to use. Halter also discusses the strong support he has received from national labor unions. Halter would not say he would invite President Obama to campaign for him and was unclear if he would welcome support.

O'Reilly: Obama Losing "Regular Folks"

Bill O'Reilly on how President Obama is losing regular Americans.

Hardball: Is Oil Spill Cheney's Katrina?

Time Magazine's Mark Halperin and MSNBC Political Analyst Richard Wolffe join Hardball to discuss the lax regulations and corrupt relationships set up between the government and oil companies.

Incumbent In Dogfight In Arkansas

Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln is facing a very tough fight for re-election from within her own party.

AR-Sen: Blanche Lincoln On Opponent, Runoff Election

Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) says Washington special interest groups have spent $10 million in ads against her. She claims Lt. Gov. Bill Halter (D-AR), her opponent is busing people in to knock on doors for him.

Krauthammer: Real Political "Civil War" Is On The Left

Charles Krauthammer: "Those Democrats who have been upholding the Obama agenda are under heavy, heavy attack, and really have very desperate chances in terms of the election in November. And some of the moderates are getting challenges from the Obama wing, which are quite vitriolic...whereas on the right, you've got the Tea Party activists, whic

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