President Obama told a Wisconsin town hall today that the unemployment rate is lower than it would be if the Recovery Act (the stimulus) had not passed. Obama told the audience "unemployment's at 9.6%." "Yes, but it's not 12 or 13 or 15," Obama said defending his policy. The economy "recovered more than people expected last year," he added
Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) on immigration reform: "The federal government has to get in. They have to secure our borders and they have to set up common sense rules to give people a pathway to citizenship." Gov. Christie said the state of New Jersey itself can do "very little" to fix this problem, however. On people who enter legally: "[They]
Fox News exclusive: DOJ attorney quits and becomes whistleblower in New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case. KEY PART OF TRANSCRIPT: J. CHRISTIAN ADAMS, FORMER JUSTIC DEPARTMENT LAWYER: Well, people were standing in front of the polls with weapons in Philadelphia on the day that President Obama was elected in 2008. The Justice Departm
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) on BP paying retroactive fees: "So, anything over $1.5 billion in damages, they've got to pay for out of their pockets. But, we figured, if you want to play in the big leagues, you have to take on the risks, you have to have the money to back it up." FULL VIDEO:
Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) on passing financial regulation reform and banks: "They will fail and that's without question." "Sarah Palin was half-right, we do have death panels this year, but they're for big financial institutions. So they'll go out of business," Frank said.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL): "I thought she would admit [to] a lot of things that the White House has been denying about this event (military recruiting on campus). But, she really, I think, spent too much time trying to be in harmony with the White House spin, which isn't exactly accurate. And I really expected more out of her, a person who is se
Oliver Stone says here that although he likes Eva Peron's governing style, he physically prefers Sarah Palin. (source: "America's Morning News" with John McCaslin and Amy Holmes)
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) suggests the merger could be a slippery slope for anti-trust violations. Franken said that if the merger goes through, "it would have the ultimate ability to keep others from publishing." Note: Franken used to work for NBC Universal.
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan reveals she agrees with some views held by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Scalia on the judicial system. SEN. AL FRANKEN (D-MN): Do you agree with Justice Scalia that the Supreme Court is not a self-starting institution that should only disapprove of something when somebody asks it to? ELENA KAGAN's R
When leading a legal panel about Harriet Miers in 2005 Elena Kagan, another unknown Supreme Court candidate asks: "Does anyone know anything about her?" " How do we pronounce her name?," Kagan sarcastically asked. The panel questioned Miers' legal credentials. "We don't know much about her views. Honestly, the Republicans have a little of, you
"Fox & Friends" deems it inappropriate for the Obama administration to mention Bush when talking about the wars, economy or oil spill. However, Jon Stewart finds the oil spill goes back to the Bush administration.
Karl Rove on the Democrats' spending spree, deficit and debt. He says this will be a key issue in the 2010 election. Rove also talks about the stimulus, Bill Clinton, Blagojevich and the oil spill.
"Special Report" panel on General David Petraeus' appearance before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Chris Matthews analyzes the state of the economy.
Rachel Maddow lists the political missteps by House Minority Leader John Boehner in a single interview with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Bill O'Reilly on the troubles facing the U.S. in Afghanistan.