May 10, 2011 Archives

May 10, 2011 Archives

Obama: "Will Take More Than One Term" To Finish Objectives

"That's the summit we want to reach. And it’s going to take more than a couple years to get there. In fact, it’s going to take more than one term to get there. It’s going to take more than one term," President Obama said at a fundraising event in Austin, TX on Tuesday night.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: GOP "Waging War" On Unemployed

MSNBC: Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), chair of the Democratic National Committee, talks with Rachel Maddow about whether Democrats will be able to capitalize on the unpopularity of the state-level Republican agenda. Wasserman says: Instead of … everyone absorbs a little bit of the pain, "they blame the people who the most vulne

Lawrence O'Donnell: We're All Socialists To Varying Degrees

Lawrence O'Donnell on Cuba, capitalism and socialism.

Gov. Daniels: Chances Of Me Beating Obama Are "Quite Good"

"I think our chances would be quite good. That is really not a factor," Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-Ind.) said about his possible run for the presidency.

Page: "Good Time" For Obama To Shift Attention To Immigration Reform

Chicago Tribune's Clarence Page says immigration reform takes focus away from debt reform to a topic that plays well for Obama politically.

Herman Cain: GOP Taking "Soft Approach" On Budget

"The Republicans have got to stop being afraid of losing the war of words," potential 2012 GOP candidate Herman Cain said on tonight's "Cavuto."

Hume: Obama Talking About Immigration To Move Focus From Economy

The "political logic" of this maneuver is obvious, Brit Hume says.

Rapper Invited To White House Encouraged Killing Cops

Michelle Obama has invited the rapper "Common" to the White House's poetry jam. Here is a sample of his work from the video above: "Black gem in the rough You’re rugged enough Use your mind and nine-power, get the government touch Them boys chat-chat on how him pop gun I got the black strap to make the cops run They watching me, I’m wat

Obama: Osama Death "Should Inspire Us To Finish What We Started"

President Obama tonight at a fundraiser in Austin, Texas: AUDIENCE MEMBER: Thank you for getting bin Laden. THE PRESIDENT: Well, there you go. (Applause.) Case in point. (Applause.) It should inspire us to finish what we started. Because of you, we were able to prevent a second Great Depression. But in the next few weeks, in the next

Karl Rove: Rapper Common Is A "Thug"

Karl Rove says the rapper "Common" who has been invited to the White House is a thug.

Obama: "A Lot Of Blame" And "Ugly Rhetoric" Around Immigration

"It's easier for politicians to defer the problem until the next election. And there's always a next election. So we've seen a lot of blame and a lot of politics and a lot of ugly rhetoric around immigration. And we've seen good faith efforts from leaders of both parties," President Obama said in Texas this afternoon.

MSNBC Host To Tancredo: Do You Want Obama Killed?

(Exchange starts near 2:50 mark) Martin Bashir to Fmr. Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO): "To follow your logic, would you have then preferred the death of the president as opposed to bin Laden?" Tancredo responds: "Of course not, my God."

NY-26: Dem Will Fight To Keep Medicare As Is

From her campaign: Kathy Hochul (D-NY) is the only candidate who will fight to protect Medicare and ensure the promises made to our seniors over 45 years ago are kept. Hochul is running in a special election in the Republican district of NY-26. She opposes the Democratic plan to raise taxes to increase revenue to the Treasury.

Bollywood vs. Bin Laden: Why Radical Islam Fears Pop Culture

Reason Magazine: Even before Osama Bin Laden was killed by U.S. soldiers, his brand of anti-modern, anti-pleasure Islam was under attack by Bollywood, India's pop culture juggernaut that boasts a global audience of 3 billion people. As Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia explains, Bollywood movies and videos appeal to young men and wo

Yemeni Man Yells "Allahu Akbar" While Banging On Cockpit Door

Crew members and passengers wrestled a 28-year-old man to the cabin floor after he began pounding on the cockpit as an American Airlines flight approached San Francisco, authorities said Monday. The man, Rageh Almurisi had a passport from Yemin and was taken into custody when the plane landed

Obama Mocks Border Enforcement: "They'll Need A Moat" With Alligators

President Obama says Republicans will "never be satisfied" by the amount of border protection he has ordered. "Even though we've answered these concerns, I've got to say I suspect there's still some who are trying to move the goal posts on us one more time. You know, they said 'we needed to triple the border patrol.' Well, now they're going to s

Trump: Independent Run Would Bring Obama Victory

Donald Trump on weathering media attacks, bin Laden's killing, why he'd be reluctant to run as an Independent and why the economy remains key in 2012.

Rep. Linda Sanchez: Obama Needs To Ignite Grassroots On Immigration

Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA) explains the goals for the immigration bill.

Reich: Boehner Has To Please Tea Party & Wall Street In Debt-Ceiling Fight

Speaker of the House Boehner reassured an audience of Wall Street executives that the House of Representatives will pass legislation to raise the debt ceiling, as long as it includes certain conditions to cut spending. Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich joins The Last Word.

Krauthammer: Obama Has A Record Of "Dithering"

Charles Krauthammer says President Obama is such a visionary that none of his prophecies have come true.

Liz Cheney: Osama Bin Laden Kill Vindicates Bush Admin

Liz Cheney on bin Laden videos, intel collected at compound

Fineman: Osama Death Gives Second Look At Obama's Leadership

Howard Fineman says people will remember Obama being "cool, calm and focused"

Brit Hume: Democrats Think They Can Win Fight To Raise Taxes

FOX News commentator Brit Hume says Democrats think they can with the deficit fight because people want to raise taxes on the rich.

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