Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), who once said the surge has failed, now says it worked. He said his original assessment was based on what Gen. Petraeus told him.
"Man up, Harry Reid. You need to understand that we have a problem with Social Security," Sharron Angle (R-NV) said at the debate.
MSNBC's Chris Matthews expresses his outrage with former Vice President Dick Cheney. Matthews says Dick Cheney should apologize for the causalities of the Iraq war just like he should for shooting a man while hunting.
House Whip Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) says he really believes the black vote will be the "secret weapon" for Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections. "The black vote is, in fact, significantly engaged," he said on MSNBC.
Question from Adam Hunter: "When you were first elected, it seemed as though the sky was falling in terms of the economy. There was a bailout that you supported, there was stimulus that added to our deficit, but yet it seems as though our unemployment rate still rises. You said it won't go past 8% and now it's at 9.5% … So, my question to
MODERATOR: "Mr. President, we asked people to send in their greatest hopes or fears. I'll read a couple of the fears here first. 'My greatest fear is we're turning into a communist country.'
Rush Limbaugh says MSNBC's new slogan is "lean forward, this won't hurt much."
"Oftentimes misunderstandings and antagonisms surface most strongly when times are tough. And that's not surprising," President Obama said at a town hall today.
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs responds to an inquiry that Michelle Obama was campaigning inside a polling place while she was early voting. "She was telling me how important it was to vote to keep her husband’s agenda going," a man claimed First Lady Michelle Obama told him inside a polling place. "She's a remarkable campaigner,"
Host Barbara Walters criticizes her colleagues for walking off the set after an argument with FOX News host Bill O'Reilly. Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar were extremely upset that O'Reilly pointed out Muslims killed people on 9/11 and that is one of the reasons why Ground Zero mosque should not be built.
Syndicated radio talk show host Neal Boortz says the moocher class is made up of people who are "perfectly content to live at the expense of others." "I have a right to health care, you provide it to me. I have a right to a place to live, you provide it to me. I have a right to food, you provide it to me," Boortz says to describe the moo
Obama to black journalists and bloggers this week: "The media is changing so rapidly that websites, like you guys do every day, do two things. Number one, it allows us to reach audiences that may not be watching Meet The Press. I’m just saying, it might be a different demographic." UPDATE (8:04PM ET): The reporter
MSNBC: Rachel Maddow explains why the fate of "Don't ask, don't tell" is still in flux as the confluence of timelines, presidential promises, Congressional agendas, a Pentagon study and a court injunction give the impression of inevitability while not actually ensuring an end to the policy.
JPOST: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gave a speech to a crowd of thousands in the southern Lebanese town of Bint Jbeil on Thursday, telling his audience that "Lebanese resistance is more powerful than the swords of Zionists." Israeli PM Netanyahu responds: "We know how to properly defend ourselves," after Iranian president addresses thou
Republican Alaska Senate candidate Joe Miller's latest campaign ad is a riff on the popular Old Spice ad.
Karl Rove weighs in on potential hiccups before Election Day.
"They are trying to distract from the fact that the American people are worried about the economy," Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) said on MSNBC. "They are doing anything they can to do from trying to distract," he added.
CHRIS MATTHEWS: "You know these people, if they were every man for himself down in that mine they wouldn’t have gotten out. They would have been killing each other after about two days."
President Obama: "Two years ago, you defied the conventional wisdom in Washington. You proved that the power of everyday people was stronger than the forces of the status quo. On November 2nd, we face another test. If the other side does win, they will spend the next two years fighting for the very same policies that led to this recession in the
Charles Krauthammer: "Obama and his staff really think this is all about appearances and communication, that he isn't really a tax-and-spend Democrat, but he didn't communicate it, or as the vice president said today, it's too hard to explain, meaning that the American electorate is too thick to understand it. He is a tax-and-sp
Faiz Shakir of ThinkProgress.org talks about the names of foreign companies pouring money into the midterm Republican campaigns and into anti-Democratic commercials via the Chamber of Commerce.
Is talking about foreign money going into our political campaigns really all that important? Chris Matthews argues that it is.
Bill O'Reilly on MoveOn.org's attack on Target.