July 2, 2010 Archives

July 2, 2010 Archives

Clinton Defends Byrd's KKK Ties: "He Was Trying To Get Elected"

"He once had a fleeting association with the Ku Klux Klan, what does that mean? I'll tell you what it means. He was a country boy from the hills and hollows from West Virginia. He was trying to get elected," former President Bill Clinton said of Sen. Robert Byrd. "And maybe he did something he shouldn't have done come and he spent the rest of

Dem Congressman Says No To Town Halls That Have "Nuts" With Cameras

Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D): "We're gonna do everything we can to get opinions from people to meet with people but I'm not going to set myself up for nuts to hit me a camera. You know not -- hit me with a camera and ask stupid questions I want to get import from buyer or should there could constituents. I do that very successfully." (source: WILK-FM)

Obama: Government Will Spend $795 Million To Create 5,000 Rural Jobs

President Obama announced new government investments that will expand broadband connections in rural areas across the country. The $795 million in grants and loans funded by the 2009 economic stimulus act will create only 5,000 jobs. "We're investing in our fut

Boehner Responds To Obama: "Mr. President, What About The Country?"

"Why aren't you focused on stopping the oil spill in the Gulf and getting the Gulf cleaned up?," House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) asks in a web video. Boehner: "Why isn't the President focused on creating jobs that the American people are asking for?" This video is in response to President Obama criticizing the Congressman at a town

RNC Chair Steele: Afghanistan "A War Of Obama's Choosing"

RNC Chairman Michael Steele: "But it was the President [Obama] who was trying to be cute by half by building a script demonizing Iraq, while saying the battle really should in Afghanistan. Well, if he is such a student of history, has he not understood that you know that's the one thing you don't do, is engage in a land war in Afghanistan? Alright,

Obama On KKK Past: Byrd Regrets "Things He Said And Did"

"We know there are things that he said and things that he did that he came to regret. I remember talking about that. The first time I visited with him, he said 'there are things I regretted in my youth.' You may know that. I said 'none of us are absent [of] some regrets, Senator,'" President Obama spoke of Sen. Robert Byrd's KKK past.

Eugene Robinson Defends Obama: At Least He's Doing Something

"You might night love what President Obama is doing, but at least he is trying to do something," the Washington Post's Eugene Robinson said on "Morning Joe." Robinson defends President Obama from John Boehner's attacks that he is "failing to lead."

Fiorina On Immigration: Obama Focused On "Politics"

Senate candidate Carly Fiorina (R-CA) on unemployment benefits and immigration. Fiorina says we should focus on things that help create jobs. She contends the stimulus was not a job creator. On President Obama's immigration speech, Fiorina says it was "political" commentary. Fiorina says

Jon Stewart On Elena Kagan Confirmation Hearings

Jon Stewart on Elena Kagan not giving opinions on question she was asked. Stewart says the Senate confirmation hearings expose Elena Kagan's Upper West Side background.

Rep. Hoekstra On Russian Spy Rings: "They Are Not Our Friends"

Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) discusses the Russian spy ring. He says the Russians, Chinese and Iranians are trying to infiltrate the United States by any means possible.

AZ Gov. Brewer: I Was "Disappointed" By Obama's "Helpless" Speech

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) says she was looking for "more action" in President Obama's speech on immigration. She noted that as President, he has a responsibility to secure our borders and he is not doing that. "The people of Arizona and America are fed up," Brewer declared. Brewer also said Obama "misrepresents" and "refuses" to accept the

Glenn Beck On Banishing God From Our Classrooms

Glenn Beck: Our Karl Marx-loving administration is trying to spend its way out of a debt crisis; we're about to send a progressive to the Supreme Court (remember, progressives think the Constitution is an outdated document), and then there are stories like this out of Arlington High School in Massachusetts: A student there named Sean Harrington

Maddow: Republicans Turn To Fringe For Kagan Opposition

MSNBC: The Huffington Post's Jason Linkins joins Rachel Maddow do discuss the fringe groups, crackpots and colorful characters who are expressing their opposition to Elena Kagan's confirmation to the Supreme Court.

Matthews: Illegal Hiring Is The Root Of The Immigration Problem

Chris Matthews examines the modern composition of an immigration "fix," arguing in favor of a tamper-proof ID card.

Krauthammer: Immigration Speech An Attempt To Appeal To Base

Charles Krauthammer: "It's obviously a political attempt to appeal to his base for an election where the party's going to be in trouble, and he needs the base. It's going to be a base election. That's all he's got. And he's not serious. And yet, he attacks the other side for posturing." He goes on to discuss the substanc

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