September 10, 2010 Archives

September 10, 2010 Archives

Ashcroft: "We Can't Assume We Don't Have The Threat Here"

Former U.S. attorney general John Ashcroft explains why he's still very worried about terrorism

Obama: "We Are Not At War Against Islam"

"If you could build a Church on a site, you could build a synagogue on a site, if you could build a Hindu temple on a site then you should be able to build a mosque on the site," President Obama said at news conference on Friday. "We are not at war against Islam. We are at war against terrorist organizations that have distorted Islam or that ha

Obama: GOP "Playing Politics" With Economy

President Obama thinks Democrats "will do fine" in November if the Republicans promote their "skewed policies." "This is a bill that traditionally you probably get 90 or 100 Republican support, but we've been playing politics for the last several months and if the Republican leadership is prepared to get serious about doing something for familie

Bill Clinton: "Anger, Apathy And Amnesia" Threaten Democrats

AP: Former President Bill Clinton is warning Democrats that anger, apathy and amnesia could be the keys to defeat in the November election.

Sen. Gregg: Spending Is Being Done "Intentionally"

Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH) says the spending by the Obama administration is intentional so that the country will have no choice but to institute a value-added tax (VAT) so we have a European model economic system.

Ground Zero Imam's Wife: "We Do Not Want To Take Away From the Solemn Day Of 9/11"

"We do not want to take away from the solemn day of 9/11. Our Center is not about 9/11, the Quran is not about 9/11, we wish to commemorate 9/11 with prayers for the families of the victims," Daisy Khan, wife of Imam Rauf, told Think Progress. "We reject any comparison to what we are prepared to build in NY and what Pastor was ready to destroy i

NC-Sen: Burr Features Actors From '08 Dem Ad in New Spot

In his new ad, North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr brings back two actors who appeared in a 2008 ad criticizing Sen. Elizabeth Dole. This time, the men lament their choice in '08 and boost Burr, saying he "thinks like we do" and that he's "working to cut the spending."

Obama: Guantanamo Bay Is A Recruiting Tool For al-Qaeda

"We are seeing today riots in Kabul, riots in Afghanistan that threaten our young men and women in uniform. And so we’ve got an obligation to send a very clear message that this kind of behavior or threats of action put our young men and women in harms way. And it’s also the best imaginable recruiting tool for Al-Qaeda," said Preside

Obama: "For All The Progress We've Made, We're Not There Yet"

Facing a rising jobless rate, Obama told a White House news conference: "For all the progress we've made, we're not there yet. And that means people are frustrated and why people are angry." "Because I am president, and the Democrats have control of the House and Senate, it's understandable that people are saying, 'What have you done?'"

Krauthammer: Imam Is A Naive "Kook" That Needs "Consoling"

Dr. Charles Krauthammer: "I think the real outrage was the interview Imam Rauf gave earlier this week (Wednesday night) in which he said if we don't do this right, that means not handling the mosque issue, meaning if you force me to move it, anger will explode in the Muslim world and Americans could be hurt."

Obama: "We Knew That" Health Care Costs Would Go Up

"If the reports are true, as a consequence of us getting 30 million additional people healthcare, at the margins that's going to increase our costs, we knew that," the president told reporters during a White House press conference. "We didn't think we would cover 30 million people for free," Obama added.

Halperin: Obama Presser No Game Changer

On MSNBC, Mark Halperin says POTUS' press conference hit some key notes on the economy but it's not enough by itself to stop the Republican wave come November.

Maddow: Beck And Palin Exploiting 9/11 For Fear And Profit

MSNBC: Rachel Maddow points out the crass commercialism of a Glenn Beck/Sarah Palin 9/11 event and finds a common thread with "Ground Zero mosque" pandering politicians and a new Newt Gingrich fear-mongering movie for sale - all of which are contributing to a mainstreaming of wingnuttery.

RNC's Steele: Obama Needs Rocket Scientist To Explain Economy

RNC Chairman Michael Steele says the Republican plan, if they take over Congress, is cutting the burdens of taxes on small businesses, cutting down the spending of the Obama administration and cutting down the debt for future generations. Steele wouldn't guarantee that Republicans would take back Congress. Steele responds to criticism that he

Alan Colmes: Democrats "Ought To Embrace" Obama's Policies

Alan Colmes on report Democrats will stall president's agenda before the election and during the lame duck session. "I want to see Democrats stand for something. Elect me or don't elect me, here's what I stand for. I think people, the electorate, admires that more than this namby-pamby stuff," Colmes said on FOX News.

Matthews Applauds Obama For Calling Out Boehner

Let Me Finish: Chris Matthews explains why he’s glad that the White House has reversed course on their strategy of not naming their political opponents.

Trump Against Mosque: "You're Going To Have Riots In The Street"

"I will tell you there are hundreds and hundreds of people and I think September 11th is going to be a very bad day down there because I see unbelievable bad will going on in this country. And they could change that if they'd make a simple move and there is nothing wrong with that," Donald Trump said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

Gibbs On Democrats' Message: We Need 50 More Days

Robert Gibbs says give the Democrats "fifty more days" to make our case. "I'm not entirely sure everybody's been focused on an election, I think they're focused on how to pay their bills and how to send their kids to college," Gibbs said about how long it is taking the White House to develop a plan.

Eugene Robinson: Obama Put GOP "On The Spot"

MSNBC: Meet the Press moderator David Gregory and The Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson discuss how President Barack Obama can win back voters on the economy.

O'Reilly: USA Once Again Under Threat From the Muslim World

Bill O'Reilly: That sounds ominous. I don't think the Imam meant to threaten us, but the warning he's broadcasting could become self-fulfilling.

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