October 21, 2010 Archives

October 21, 2010 Archives

Obama: GOP Hoped "You'd Forget Who Caused This Mess"

"Because all though we are proud to be Democrats, we are prouder to be Americans," President Obama told a crowd in Seattle, Washington. Obama said Republicans think it is better to stand "on the sidelines" so "people will forget what a big mess we caused" and "just let Obama and Murray and the Democrats try to solve all these problems and 'we'r

WH's Jarrett: "We Completely Understand" Anger At Bush

"The fact is that people are frustrated and angry, we completely understand because of what happened before the president [Obama] came in and so it's going to take some time," senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett told CNN.

Pelosi: "This Is Not A National Election"

"It's not a question of enthusiasm, it's a question of who is going to vote?," Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on "Charlie Rose." "This is not a national election; it is district by district," she said. Pelosi made the case that the midterm election is about local issues. RELATED:

NPR CEO: Williams' Views Should Stay Between Himself And "His Psychiatrist"

NPR CEO Vivian Schiller: Juan Williams should have kept his feelings about Muslims between himself and "his psychiatrist or his publicist."

Juan Williams: NPR Fired Me For Making "Bigoted Statement"

FOX News explains how NPR reported his departure: "Juan Williams' remarks on Monday night's episode of "The O'Reilly Factor" and said they were inconsistent with our editorial standards and practices and that they undermined Williams' credibility as a new analyst with NPR." The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol: Does NPR think Juan Williams

White House's Valerie Jarrett Drops "Foreign Money" Accusation

Over the past several works numerous members of the Obama administration and various Democrats have claimed groups such as the Chamber of Commerce and GOP advocacy campaigns, such as Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS have taken "foreign money." However, on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett did not accuse these groups o

WH's Valerie Jarrett: "I Identify With Anita Hill"

White House adviser Valerie Jarrett says Anita Hill's testimony at Clarence Thomas' confirmation hearing was a "civics lesson." "As a woman, of course I identified with Anita Hill," Jarrett told NBC's Chuck Todd.

Rep. Schakowsky (D) Urges Dems To Do "What We Do In Chicago"

Joel Pollak for Congress: Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) urges Democrats to "intimidate voters." (source: Pollak for Congress)

Sen. Cornyn: Dem Win In Alaska Would Be "Disaster" For GOP

The Hill: It would be a "disaster" for Republicans to lose the Alaska Senate race, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said Thursday. Cornyn, the chairman of the National Senatorial Campaign Committee (NRSC), said it'd be a poor sign for the GOP if a split field led to Democratic candidate Scott McAdams winning the state's Senate race. "Frankly, that w

Gingrich: Congress Should "Consider" Cutting Off NPR Funding

Newt Gingrich says Congress should investigate NPR and consider cutting the funds it receives. "I think it is an act of total censorship. I think that the U.S. Congress should investigate NPR and consider cutting off their money. I think the whole idea that if you honestly say how you feel about Islam and about -- what he said was very balanced.

O'Reilly Calls For "Immediate Suspension" Of NPR Funding

Bill O'Reilly to call for suspension of taxpayer funding for National Public Radio following Juan Williams' firing. "It's over for NPR," O'Reilly said. "Don't take my money and throw out propaganda," O'Reilly says about NPR. "He's [Juan] better off out of there than being in that snake pit," he added.

Obama Takes "Some Responsibility" For Dem Problems

Campaigning in Seattle, President Obama said: "We had to move so fast, we were in such emergency mode, that it was very difficult for us to spend time a lot doing victory laps and advertising exactly what we were doing because we had to move onto the next thing." "I take some responsibility for that," said the president, who is in the midst of a

GOP Rep. Issa Warns Obama: "Start Playing By The Rules"

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) talks about what he would do if he became chairman of the House Oversight committee.

TIME's Stengel: "Middle Class Dream Is Fading Away"

TIME's managing editor Rick Stengel joins the Morning Joe gang to discuss the publication’s latest cover story, the first by Fareed Zakaria. "People are frustrated," Stengel claims. There is no discussion of the effect of President Obama's economic policies, however Stengel blames corporations for this emotion. NBC's Donny Deutsch calls Ame

Rep. Clyburn On Midterm Election: "Pretty Toxic Environment"

"We're in a pretty toxic environment as you know, but I feel read good about it," Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), Majority Whip, said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

Christine O'Donnell Regrets "I'm Not A Witch" Ad

Republican Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell said she regrets airing the campaign ad in which she declared "I'm not a witch." Speaking to ABC's "Good Morning America" in an interview broadcast Thursday, O'Donnell agreed with the suggestion that the ad only brought fresh attention to the issue surrounding her past statements as a TV c

Whoopi To NPR Over Juan Williams: "Get Yourself Together"

"The firing of Juan was a total mistake and it sends the wrong message," "View" host Whoopi Goldberg said.

Maddow: Suppression Of Black Vote Emerges As Tactic

Eugene Robinson talks with Rachel Maddow about voter suppression and intimidation tactics coming to light as Election Day approaches.

Rendell On Democrats: "We're A Bunch Of Wusses"

Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell says Democrats hurt themselves by running from their accomplishments and beliefs.

Christie Not Interested In Running For President: "I'm Not Doing This"

"When I say something, I mean it," Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) said about not being interested in running for President. However, Christie does think he has the necessary skills to run the country. "I could clearly, I think I do have, the skills to be able to dance it if I wanted to dance it and leave my options open," he added.

Krauthammer: Frank Admitting Error on Fannie & Freddie Is A "Moral Victory"

Charles Krauthammer: "The one thing about this race, which I think, in the end, Frank will pull out, is that there was a moral victory here somewhere in that Frank is not a guy who admits error. He doesn't only think he's the smartest guy in the room; he thinks he's the smartest guy in the continental United States. But he's adm

Lisa Murkowski: "Consensus Should Not Be A Dirty Word"

"There are some who believe we should never be reaching across the aisle, I couldn't disagree more," embattled Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) tells CNN. VIDEO: Tucker Carlson, FNC's Greta Predict Murkowski

NPR Fires Juan Williams Over "Muslim Remarks"

NPR official statement: NPR News has terminated the contract of longtime news analyst Juan Williams after remarks he made on the Fox News Channel about Muslims. Williams appeared on "The O'Reilly Factor," Monday and host Bill O'Reilly asked him to comment on the idea that the nation was facing a dilemma with Muslims. O'Reilly

O'Reilly: Why Americans Are Fed Up

Bill O'Reilly argues that Americans are fed up with political correctness.

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