June 29, 2010 Archives

June 29, 2010 Archives

Kagan: I Am A "Democrat" And A "Progressive"

"Elections do have consequences and should," Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan said. "In terms of my political views, I have been a Democrat all of my life. I have worked for two Democratic presidents and that's what my political views are," Kagan said of her political party. "My political views are generally progressive," Kagan said.

Dem Congressman: "Our Borders Are Quite Secure"

When asked about the status of our border, Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) said they are "quite secure" which caused quite a response from the audience. Rep. Stark was sarcastic answering question from the Minute Men and other constituents concerned about the status of the porous Southern border with Mexico. At one point the Congressman sarcasticall

Dem Congressman Threatens Dow Will Drop 1,000-2,000 Points If Financial Reform Fails

Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D): "I wish everyone of them [Republicans] would ask the question and also the industry and media, 'what happens in this country if this bill fails?' Do you think 236 points down on the Dow is surprising? Check 1,000 or 2,000 points if we fail to change the ways that caused this problem."



Kagan: "Certain Phrases" In Constitution Meant To Be Applied To New "Circumstances"

"It is of course applied to new situations, to new facts, to new circumstances all the time. And in that process of being applied to new facts and new circumstances and new situations -- development of our constitutional law does indeed occurred," Elena Kagan said when asked about the Constitution being a living document. The text of the const

Gov. Chris Christie On Passing Budget In NJ

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) joins "Morning Joe" to explain how N.J. legislature passed their budget on Monday night, closing a 37 percent budget deficit. "There is no more money to print," Gov. Christie said of reductions of entitlements.

Gen. Petraeus: Obama's Afghan Withdrawal Timeline Does Not Mean Turning Out The "Lights"

Gen. David Petraeus: "The greater urgency was highlighted by the President announcing the intent to begin a process in July 2011 of transitioning tasked Afghan forces and officials in the beginning of what the President termed a responsible draw down surge forces. With the pace of both the transition of tasks and the draw down of forces to be ba



Sen. Hatch On Liberals And Kagan For The Little People: "Give Me A Break"

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) says Democrats talking about Elena Kagan looking out for the "little people" is a bunch of "B.S." "My gosh, we're all for the little person. We sure as heck want to apply the law as it's written," Sen. Hatch said on "FOX & Friends."

Gov. Brewer "Disappointed" Obama Not Running The Border

Weeks after meeting with the president, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R-AZ) is still waiting for help at the border.

Kagan: Citizens United Campaign Finance Ruling Is "Settled Law"

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan says a high court ruling that overturned a corporate campaign spending ban should not be disrupted, even though she previously indicated it was wrongly decided. Kagan spoke Tuesday in response to questioning by Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch about the controversial Citizens United case decided in January. That cas



Kagan: Constitution Was Meant To Be "Interpreted Over Time"

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan says a high court ruling that overturned a corporate campaign spending ban should not be disrupted, even though she previously indicated it was wrongly decided. Kagan spoke Tuesday in response to questioning by Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch about the controversial Citizens United case decided in January. That cas

Ingraham On Confirming Petraeus And Axelrod Blaming Bush

Conservative commentator and radio talk show host Laura Ingraham says Gen. Petraeus will get a lot of votes to confirm him. Ingraham says Petraeus will take charge and will create his own team to benefit us. On David Axelrod, senior adviser to President Obama, saying things have been "really tough," Laura says that means "it's Bush's fault."

Jon Stewart To Axlerod: Has Government Proven Itself "Competent"?

Comedy Central: In this complete, unedited interview, David Axelrod talks about the Obama administration's struggle in Washington, DC. Axelrod details the Obama administration's progress on health care and financial reform.



Sen. Klobuchar: Elena Kagan Will Bring "Real World Experience"

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) on "Rachel Maddow": "So my question really is what is Elena Kagan going to do about this in terms of bringing some real world experience? And I'd say two things. First of all, came out well today, she's a consensus builder, supported by solicitor generals back the last 24 years, including Republicans. She's also someone

"Special Report" Panel On Supreme Court Ruling And Kagan

"Special Report" panel on High Court's ruling on Second Amendment and Elena Kagan's confirmation hearing.

O'Reilly: "There's No Confidence In Progressive Economics"

Bill O'Reilly on the G-20 meeting in Toronto, including the rioting and the European and Canadian push for fiscal responsibility.

Chris Matthews Praises Byrd's Opposition To The Iraq War

Chris Matthews concludes Hardball with a tribute to the late Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W. Va., who shared his deep objection to the Iraq war.

Olbermann: GOP Takes No Pity On The Unemployed

MSNBC: In a Special Comment, Countdown’s Keith Olbermann argues that Republicans are wrong for not giving benefits to the jobless.


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