December 13, 2011 Archives

December 13, 2011 Archives

Boxer: "Poison Pill" In GOP Payroll Tax Bill "Will Kill 8,100" People For Christmas

"They have attached a poison pill -- literally, colleagues -- because it will kill 8,100 more people more than would have otherwise been killed from pollution," Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Cali.) said on the Senate floor today about Republicans trying to roll back a Clean Air Act provision. Republicans included a measure to kill an EPA regulation in t

Coulter: Romney The "Most Conservative" Candidate In GOP Field

"What I changed my mind about is whether -- by the way I changed my mind three months after that on a FOX News show because the economy was so bad. I said, look, I'm generally a pessimist for running against -- actually, maybe I'm not. We have a popular Democratic president, who does has an attractive family, has the entire mainstream behind him, a

Vice President Biden On Iran: "They Are Less Feared"

"The biggest thing that's happened, the president has been able to unite the world including Russia and China. In continuing to ostracize and to isolate Iran. So the truth is, and I really mean this, Rachel, the talk about the projection, the capacity of [Iran] to project power in the Gulf is actually diminished. They are less feared. They are less

Rand Paul: Democrats Unwilling To Compromise On Payroll Tax Cut Bill

"Well, they have already passed a spending Bill in the house and it is ready to come over really it is the Democrats who are refusing to compromise because they won't allow a vote on the spending bill which would allow the government to stay open. We're willing to keep government open, we're also willing to find a payroll tax compromise. And I thin

Trump: Republicans "Very Worried" That I Will Run As An Independent

"I certainly have looked at it … [especially] if the Republicans choose the wrong candidate, which is a possibility, and if the economy continues to be bad, which I think it will be because we have incompetent leadership,” Donald Trump said about an independent run. Trump has dropped out of hosting a debate at the end of the month.

MF Global Employee Says Corzine Knew Funds Were Taken From Customer Accounts

During Senate Hearing, Terrence Duffy of the CME Group says that Corzine knew loans were made from customer accounts. During a conference call that occurred between the CME Group and MF Global participants were told Corzine was aware that funds from customer accounts were being used. (December 13, 2011) Terrence Duffy, Executive Chairman Of CME

George Allen: "Virginia Is Key" To A Republican Victory In 2012

U.S. Senate candidate George Allen says he would like to be the "deciding vote to repeal and replace Obamacare." In this Newsmax.TV video, the former GOP governor and U.S. senator from Virginia says President Barack Obama's policies are job killers and the country must change direction. “Virginia’s key,” George Allen said of the 2012 presi

Romney Surrogate Jim Talent: Gingrich "An Unreliable Leader"

"The country is close to going over the edge. We're in an incredibly dangerous situation. And we're going to nominate somebody who we're hoping is not the way he's always been his whole career? I mean, he's an unreliable leader," Fmr. Senator Jim Talent (R-Missouri) said about Newt Gingrich today. Talent is a surrogate for the Mitt Romney campai

Ed Henry Tells Carney "The American People Don't Want You To Play Games Here In Washington"

Q I just want to follow on the budget, because you told Jake before that the budget bill has not even been filed yet -- so Republicans are wrong because the budget bill has not been filed yet. But then when Norah asked you about the President’s conversation with Senator Reid, you’re basically saying they didn’t want to move forward on thi

Cheney: Obama Should Have Destroyed Drone "With A Quick Airstrike"

"I was told that the president had three options on his desk. He rejected all of them," former Vice President Dick Cheney told CNN. "They all involved sending somebody in, you know, to try to recover it or -- if you can't do that, and admittedly, that'd be a difficult operation -- you certainly could have gone in and destroyed it on the ground with

Mark Levin Offers Michael Savage $100,000 To Drop His Radio Show

Weiner offers Newt $1 million to get out of the race; Levin offers Weiner $100,000 to leave his radio show.

Romney In 2002: "My Views Are Progressive"

"I'm someone who is moderate," Mitt Romney said at a campaign stop in Worcester, MA in 2002. "My views are progressive." "I'm not a partisan Republican," he also said. (source: Akaczynski1)

Should Drug Tests Be Required To Receive Unemployment Benefits?

Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Georgia) explains his proposal that in order to get unemployment benefits, those applying should have to pass a drug test first.

Perry Ad: "Politically Correct"

"Washington is the capital of political correctness, where double speak reigns and the truth is frowned upon," Texas Gov. Rick Perry says. "You can't say that congressmen becoming lobbyists is a form of legal corruption. Or that we give aid money to countries who oppose America. Or that Washington insiders are bankrupting Social Security. You an

Brit Hume: Gingrich's Attack On Romney "A Staple Of The Left"

Brit Hume opines on Newt Gingrich's call for Mitt Romney to return money he made from "bankrupting companies" during his time at Bain Capital. "If Gingrich feels upstaged or threatened he reaches

Trump Drops Out Of Newsmax Debate Due To "Conflict Of Interest"

From Donald Trump's press release: "It is very important to me that the right Republican candidate be chosen to defeat the failed and very destructive Obama Administration, but if that Republican, in my opinion, is not the right candidate, I am not willing to give up my right to run as an Independent candidate. Therefore, so that there is no confli

Robinson: GOP Candidates' Message Won't Play Well With Blacks, Latinos

Chris Matthews and his panelists discuss Saturday's GOP debate and President Obama's interview with Steve Kroft.

"Daily Show" Takes On Mitt Romney's $10,000 Bet

Daily Show: At the ABC News GOP debate, Mitt Romney takes a swing at Newt Gingrich's one awesome idea and misses, and Gingrich hits him back hard. (03:59)

O'Reilly: Voters Will Face A "Stark" Choice In 2012

Bill O'Reilly talks about the upcoming 2012 election and President Obama's comments in his "60 Minutes" interview.

Santorum: Obama's Objective Was To Take Over The Economy

Rick Santorum talks about his Iowa strategy and ability to govern.

Vanden Heuvel: GOP "Out Of Touch" With State Of Economic Pains

Ed Schultz and his panelists discuss Mitt Romney's offer of a $10,000 bet in the latest GOP debate.

"Special Report" Panel On Iraq Drawdown

The panel discusses the U.S. drawdown in Iraq and grades President Obama.

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