March 4, 2011 Archives

March 4, 2011 Archives

Sen. Harry Reid: GOP And Dem Budget Proposals Will Never Reach Obama's Desk

"Not to spoil the surprise, but we all know how it will turn out. We know neither will reach the president's desk as read," Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) said on the Senate floor today.

Sen. McConnell: White House Budget Proposal Is "Unserious"

"The White House proposal, as outlined by the president’s economic adviser yesterday, is to cut another $6 billion and call it a day. Even more outrageous, they say, is the proposal meets us halfway," Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said on the Senate floor today.

Labor Secretary Solis To Union Protesting Wis. Gov.: "Let's Keep Fighting"

"Let's stand up for all workers, and let's mobilize and do what we do best, and that is to make sure that the American public understands that union rights are no different from civil rights," U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis told the Communications Workers of America on a Wednesday evening conference call.

Wisconsin Dem Lawmaker Tackled Trying To Enter Closed Capitol Building

Democratic Representative Nick Milroy of South Range in northwestern Wisconsin was trying to get into the Capitol Thursday night to retrieve some clothes from his office. Video from WKOW-TV shows him struggling with officers at an entrance before he was tackled.

Texas AG: Obama Administration Dragging Out Health Care Case Is "Irresponsible"

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott (R) weighs in on a judge settign a deadline for the Obama administration to seek helthcare ruling appeal.

White House Economist Austan Goolsbee: "We Have A Long Way To Go"

Austan Goolsbee, economic adviser to President Obama, was on MSNBC this morning praising the new jobs reports, citing the tax cut "deal" as a reason for lower unemployment. "Look, the President is trying to create exactly the kind of positive environment for growth that they are talking about. Whether it's the tax deal with investments, they bui

Dem Congressman To Union Workers: "Unite Again And Win The War"

When the workforce sticks together, "social justice" happens, Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Friday.

Colmes: Cutting From The $1.5 Trillion Budget "Wish List" Is A Spending Cut

FOX News' Alan Colmes says cutting $60 billion over ten years (or $6 billion/year) from a never enacted budget proposal (by President Obama) counts as "budget cuts." When asked to explain his math, Colmes was unable to: MEGYN KELLY, FOX News: They said they would meet Republicans half-way and Republicans have proposed $61 billion wor

Dean: Refusing To Talk About Raising Taxes A "Losing Argument" For GOP

Former DNC chairman Howard Dean weighs in on Republican governors in Indiana, Wisconsin and Ohio attacking collective bargaining rights. "The American people have a tremendous sense of fairness," Dean told Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC.

Dionne: Anti-Public Union Rhetoric Shows GOP Doesn't "Understand" Base

"And people say 'I don't like this, but at least he is getting something back from the wealthier people.' When you take nothing at all out of the best off people in the situation like this, it does not work in the long run," E.J. Dionne tells Ed Schultz. The Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne shares his thoughts on why some Democratic governors hav

O'Reilly: Is Liberal America Going To Win Union Controversy?

Bill O'Reilly on covering the union battles: Talking Points believes that the left-wing media in America will not give you the straight story.

Krauthammer On U.S. Troop Shooting In Germany: "Jihadist Attack"

DR. CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: "All the evidence says yes he shouted by the word of many witnesses repeatedly, ‘Allahu Akbar,’ which is the jihadist cry as he shot Americans and as he was being taken away. Now he was recently radicalized -- a Muslim -- either born or immigrated out of Kosovo and now he’s confessed, clearly this was a jihadist attac

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