June 21, 2010 Archives

June 21, 2010 Archives

Road Built By Stimulus Money Named "Barack Obama Parkway"

ORLANDO - Orlando leaders made President Barack Obama Parkway the first road under construction in the nation named after our 44th president, and surely one of the few in history to be named after a sitting president in his first term. However, Commissioner Samuel Ings, who came up with the name for the road, knows what he'd like to see. "One

White House Mocks Hayward Yacht Event, Defends Obama Golfing

White House deputy press secretary Bill Burton says "I guess [he] took himself [Tony Hayward] at his word and got his life back." On President Obama golfing: "With all the different issues the President is dealing with, I think that a little time off for himself on Father's Day weekend probably does us all good as American citizens."ays "I guess

NBC's Brzezinski: I'm "Working With The White House" On Oil Spill Talking Points

After shuffling papers and reading from them, MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski said: "I have a file that I've been working on with the White House, and I'll be very transparent about that." VIDEO: Scarborough Defend



NV-Sen: Sharron Angle Responds To Reid Attacks In First Ad

Harry Reid is attacking Sharron Angle and she responds.

Nader: Obama Has Used "Mealy-Mouthed, Well-Composed Rhetoric" On Oil Spill

Ralph Nader says President Obama has used "mealy-mouthed, well-composed rhetoric" in response to the oil spill in the Gulf. Nader says Obama has not backed up his language with any action that would scare BP.

GOP Rep. King: Barton Was Right To Call BP Fund A "Shakedown"

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa): "I think Joe Barton was spot-on when he called it a shakedown. That's part of this administration's process."



Obama Uses Oil Spill In Election Message For Energy Bill

"The tragedy unfolding on our coast is the most painful and powerful reminder yet that the time to embrace a clean energy future is now. That's why in the coming days, I'll work with both parties to find the necessary votes to move comprehensive energy and climate legislation forward," President Obama says in a video message to his supporters. "

Labor Secretary Solis: Every Worker "Has The Right To Be Paid Fairly Whether Documented Or Not"

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis on fair wages for documented and undocumented workers.

Rush Limbaugh On White House's "Shakedown" Of BP

Rush Limbaugh says Obama's "shakedown" of BP is about ideology.



Feinberg: If You Get An Emergency Payment, You Can Continue To Make Claims

Ken Feinberg, who is responsible for dispensing the $20 billion BP fund, said If you get an emergency payment, you can come back afterward and make another claim. Some rules will be in place so we make sure all claims are "legitimate," he said on "Morning Joe." "The president not only wants prompt compensation, he wants full compensation," Fein

Dana Perino: Moratorium Was A "Political" Decision

Dana Perino says she agrees with a short moratorium on drilling because we need some time to stop and make sure the right measures are in place to prevent another oil leak. However, she thinks the six-month moratorium the White House put on drilling was a political decision. The White House will be looking for "a back door to get out of this si

GOP Congressman: Blow Up The Well To Seal The Leak

Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA): "For the life of me, I can't understand why BP couldn't go into the ocean floor, maybe 10 feet lateral to around the periphery, drill a few holes and put a little ammonium nitrate, some dynamite, in those holes and detonate that dynamite and seal that leak. And seal it permanently." (source: WABE-FM)



Dem Rep. Dances With Rap Group At Campaign Event

"Give him the support because the town is under pressure," was the rap group's message. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) joined them onstage at the opening event of his Whitehaven offices.


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