November 18, 2010 Archives

November 18, 2010 Archives

Carville: If Hillary Gave Obama "One Of Her Balls," He'd Have Two

"If Hillary gave him [Obama] one of her balls, they'd both have two," Democratic strategist James Carville told the Christian Science Monitor at a breakfast on Thursday morning.

CNN: White House "Outraged" At Carville, He Responds

James Carville says he views the joke he made at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast as "mild." "If Hillary gave him [Obama] one of her balls, they'd both have two," Democratic strategist James Carville told the Chr

Grayson Does Presentation On What "Rich" Could Spend Money On

Instead of fully extending the Bush tax cuts, outgoing Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) says Congress should spend $100 billion on "needy parents who need the money in order to pay the mortgage, pay the rent, pay their car payments, their credit card payments." Grayson says the rich, if the tax cuts were extended, could buy a Mercedes or 20,000 bott



Pataki Challenges Assertion Terrorist's Civilian Trial Was A "Success"

Pataki Challenges Assertion Terrorist's Civilian Trial Was A "Success" Former Gov. George Pataki (R-NY) argues with GWU law professor Jonathan Turley about the civilian trial of convicted terrorist Ahmed Ghailani. Pataki, who was governor of New York on September 11, 2001, is fully against civilian trials for suspected terrorists. "You don't

Clyburn: Democrats Became "Poster Child" For Unemployment

Rep. Clyburn (D-SC) on criticism of staying "with the same team": "I certainly understand that. A lot of criticism may be ordered. It should be received by all of us."

Newt Gingrich: "Time To Reassert That We Are Americans"

"It is our generation's rendezvous with destiny," Newt Gingrich said after he laid out his suggestions to fix the economy. Gingrich was in San Diego Thursday to address the GOP governors' conference.



Kasich: "You Can Not Raise Taxes On Dividends, Capital Gains"

Gov.-elect John Kasich (R-OH): "You can not raise taxes on dividends, you can't raise taxes on capital gains or raise taxes on anybody because you're going to hurt the economy."

Rep. Gutierrez: DREAM Act A Path To "Legalization"

"Harry Reid has this primed up and ready to go in the Senate. Speaker Pelosi, we're working, I've got a whip list here that we're working on today. It's going incredibly well. There are a lot of votes to get this part of a comprehensive immigration reform," Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) said on MSNBC. "We can not waste this opportunity," he said.

Pence: Don't Forget About Social Issues

ABC News: “People are always saying, ‘should it be spending or social issues?’ How about both?” Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) said to ABC News. “How about, let's deny all feder



Barney Frank: "Republicans Policies Under Bush Caused Recession"

Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) says Republicans blocked measures he believed would grow employment caused voters to blame Democrats and vote for the GOP in the midterm. On the subject of making Nancy Pelosi the face of the Democrats in Congress, Rep. Frank says the "average person" doesn't care who the leader of the party is.

Rangel Defends Himself: I Am Not A "Crook"

"I look at myself every morning, Mr. Bonner, and I have never blamed staff, my family, or anyone for my irresponsible behavior as it relates to a violation of the House rules," Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) said to the House Ethics Committee that is judging his fate.

Granholm: Why Would Obama Want To Run An Auto Company?

Outgoing Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-Michigan) makes the case that President Obama helped rebuild GM. Granholm says the taxpayers will eventually be paid back in full, however not after the first initial public offering (IPO). "That's so crazy," Granholm said, laughing off the idea that Obama would want to control the auto industry. "They simpl



Ethics Ranking Member Bonner: Rangel Has No "Honor"

"Mr. Rangel can blame no one other than himself for the position he finds himself in…he should only look in the mirror for who to blame," Rep. Jo Bonner (R-Alabama) said. (via Three Fingers of Politics)

Hatch: Justice Department Is "Out Of The Ordinary"

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) says giving suspected terrorists a civilian trial is something of a "liberal" point of view.

Rep. Lewis Evokes Selma, South Africa In Defense Of Rangel

"I must state upfront that I don't know the facts in this case," Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia) said in his opening statement.

Labor Secretary Solis: "We're On The Right Path"

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis: "It's going to take awhile, but it looks a lot better than it did last year. Last year in October the unemployment rate was 10.1 percent. For the last few months it's been 9.6 percent. That isn't good enough, but it tells you that we are on the move, we're on the right path here."

Murkowski: I'm Going To "Work With Everybody In The Senate"

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) says the Senate should not vote on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and the DREAM Act in the lame duck session. "I think we need to keep our focus on the tax cuts that are expiring," Murkowski said.

Krauthammer: Ghailani Verdict "Huge Embarrassment" For Obama Admin

Dr. Charles Krauthammer says this verdict demonstrates that we should never put suspected terrorists on trial and treat them like ordinary Americans who have constitutional rights.

Olbermann: Soros Delivers Ultimatum To Obama

MSNBC: George Soros told progressive donors at the Democracy Alliance that if President Barack Obama can’t draw the line after losing the midterms they need to “start looking somewhere else.” The Huffington Post’s Sam Stein discusses what Soros was suggesting.

Bill O'Reilly: New Polling On 2012 Presidential Race

Bill O'Reilly analyzes potential Republican presidential candidates.

John Kerry: China Way Ahead Of Us On Energy

"It's embarrassing, it's really embarrassing," Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) said on Morning Joe today.

Maddow: GOP's Anti-Obama Strategy Undermines National Security

MSNBC: Rachel Maddow talks with Josh Rogin, writer for Foreign Policy's The Cable column, about the sudden Republican obstruction of the New START treaty with Russia to reduce nuclear arsenals, undermining not just America's safety but also America's global standing.

New Face Of The Republican Party?

Kristi Noem chosen by peers for seat on House Republican leadership team.


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