August 18, 2010 Archives

August 18, 2010 Archives

"No Regrets": Obama On Reacting To Ground Zero Mosque

President Barack Obama says he has "no regrets" over the comments he made about the right of Muslims to build an Islamic center near the former site of the World Trade Center in New York.

Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

The last US combat brigade pulled out of Iraq and crossed into Kuwait almost seven and a half years after the US-led invasion, US media has reported.

DeLay Warns GOP: Large Wins Are Not A "Given" This Fall

"Over the last ten years, the Democrats, particularly the Democrats in the House, have put together one of the most powerful grassroots coalitions that I've ever seen," former Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX) said.

Dean On Mosque: "I Think Another Site Would Be A Better Idea"

Howard Dean: "I got to believe there has to be a compromise here. This isn't about the rights of Muslims to have...a place to worship. This is something that we ought to be able to work out with people of good faith. We have to understand that it is a real affront to people who lost their lives, including Muslims. That site does

Cavuto: Rome Never Saw It Coming

Neil Cavuto: There's a common pattern in the demise of all empires.

Obama: Economic Growth "Hasn't Been Fast Enough"

President Obama told residents in Ohio today that the economy is heading in the right direction -- "slowly but surely." "We've made progress," he said, "but let's face it -- the progress hasn't been fast enough."

Spike Lee: BP's Been "Running Things" For Obama Admin.

"BP dictated to the Coast Guard and Thad Allen which boats can come and go and BP dictated to the EPA. The EPA sent a letter to BP saying we have serious concerns about your dispersant, Corexit. They sent a letter back saying, we're going to use it anyway. So BP's been running things," Spike Lee said.

"Keep America Safe" Ad About Mosque: "We Remember"

The board members of Keep America Safe, Liz Cheney, Bill Kristol and Debra Burlingame announce the release of "We Remember," an ad featuring first responders and family members of the victims of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 who are speaking out in opposition to the proposed Ground Zero Mosque.

RNC Ad Shows Dems Running Away From Obama

A new Republican video shows congressional Democrats running from President Obama by bailing out of Air Force One - using the emergency slide. (via NY Daily News)

Pelosi Supports "Looking Into" Mosque Opposition Funding

Speaking with KCBS reporter Doug Sovern, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi addresses the NYC mosque controversy: "There is no question that there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some. And I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded? How is this being ginned up that here we are

Huckabee: Mosque Case Shows Obama Has "No Real Restraint"

Mike Huckabee on President Obama's handling of the Ground Zero mosque controversy.

Rangel: Number Of African Americans Put In Front Of Ethics Committee Is "Odd"

CNN's Soledad O'Brien gets exclusive access to Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel as he battles ethics charges.

Barney Frank: Fannie And Freddie "Should Be Abolished"

"I think they should be abolished," Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) said of Fannie Mae and Freddic Mac to Fox Business Network's Neil Cavuto in an evening interview. "The only question is what do you put in their place. This is a situation where given the importance they had come to play in housing, you can't tear down the old jail until you build a ne

Olbermann: News Corp Makes Big Republican Donation

MSNBC: Media Matters’ Eric Burns discusses Rupert Murdoch's decision to outwardly support the Republican Party through Haley Barbour's Republican Governors Association.

O'Reilly: Left Paints Mosque Opponents As Bigots

Bill O'Reilly on the attacks on people who oppose the construction of the mosque near Ground Zero.

Krauthammer On Blagojevich Verdict: "Mouse Out Of A Molehill"

Charles Krauthammer: "Look, this is an embarrassment to Patrick Fitzgerald, the guy who prosecuted him. Huge embarassment ebcause he said it was a crime spree. You get one count of lying to the FBI, which is relatively speaking, a minor count."

Maddow Show: Fake Mosque Controversy Erodes GOP Support

MSNBC: Chris Hayes reviews the latest embarrassing behavior by politicians trying to out-condemn the proposed Islamic Lower Manhattan Community Center. Suhail Khan, chairman of the Conservative Inclusion Coalition, discusses the dismay of Republican Muslims with their party.

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