January 24, 2012 Archives

January 24, 2012 Archives

Pelosi On A Gingrich Presidency: "That Will Never Happen"

John King, CNN: "You make your case there passionately for President Obama. But also understand that this is a tough reelection climate for any president, Democrat or Republican in this economy. Because of your history with Speaker Gingrich, what goes through your mind when you think of the possibility, which is more real today than it was a week o

Gov. Mitch Daniels Issues Response To Obama's SOTU

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels delivers the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address. You can read the text of Gov. Daniels' response here.

Rubio: Obama "Blatantly Trying To Divide Americans Against Each Other"

"I don’t think that ever in modern American history, have we ever seen a national leader so blatantly try to divide Americans against each other. Stand up before the country and basically say that the only way that some of us can be better off is to make other people worse off," Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said to Sean Hannity on FOX News.

Brit Hume, Krauthammer And A.B. Stoddard React To SOTU

Brit Hume pointed out that the primary focus of the president’s first three years in office was Obamacare, and in this speech “the subject was never mentioned, except faintly in passing. Remarkable.” Stoddard felt that this was the campaign speech that everyone expected, saying, “He took credit for things he can take credit for. It was a

Krauthammer: "It's Not The State Of The Union, It's The State Of The Presidency"

"I think it's rather clear that the president is going to continue the theme he developed in that speech in Kansas, the Teddy Roosevelt speech, which is going to be the basis of his reelection campaign. This is all about reelection. This is not a State of the Union, it's the state of the presidency. But that's what happens in the last year of any t

Full Video: President Obama's 2012 State Of The Union

NBC News: The president declares, "the state of our Union is getting stronger," and points to signs of economic revival. But he also paints a dire scenario of a nation divided into a wealthy elite and a mass of struggling Americans on the verge of insolvency. Read the

WH: "We Need A Tax System That Ensures Everyone Does His Fair Share"

"A fundamental principle that he will put forward tonight, with specifics, is the Buffett Rule, what's been called the Buffett Rule, which he cited before," Jay Carney, White House press secretary told MSNBC's Chris Matthews tonight. "Which is -- it's name after Warren Buffet who, as you know, has made clear that even though he is a billionaire he

Bachmann Slams Obama's State Of The Union

Bachmann blasts Obama after State of the Union. Says he called for "amnesty for illegal aliens, more madness and benefits for illegal aliens, more government money for private businesses, [and] more government programs." Bachmann also says she has not yet made an endorsement, hinting that she problem won't. "You haven't heard the end of my v

RNC Ad: "State Of Our Union"

The RNC's new television ad, released on the day of President Obama's State of the Union address, highlights the economic challenges facing the country, the Solyndra bankruptcy and features former President Bill Clinton saying "things are not going in the right direction. They're going in the wrong direction."

Gingrich: The Media Doesn't Get Evangelicals

CBN's David Brody: Tell me about why you believe you’re appealing to evangelicals, because quite frankly, this is a media scratch the head moment. They have no clue as to why you appeal to evangelicals, they can’t figure it out.Newt Gingrich: Of course, the media, they can’t figure evangelicals out

Buchanan: Establishment Can't Take Nomination Away From Winner

“Now the idea if Newt Gingrich wins this and really starts rolling through primaries — that this can be taken away from him or from Mitt Romney if he wins it, is preposterous,” Buchanan said. “These delegates are all pledged to their guy. They go to the convention and if the two guys get there and the big establishment wants to throw them b

U.S. Ambassador to Russia: We Support "Universal Values" Not "American Values"

U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul tells NPR that President Obama's policy when it comes to Russia is that we're "going to support what we like to call universal values" and "not American values." (via Weasel Zippers)

Gingrich: Future Debate Audiences Must Be Allowed To Cheer

“I wish in retrospect I’d protested when Brian Williams took them out of it because I think it’s wrong. And I think he took them out of it because the media is terrified that the audience is going to side with the candidates against the media, which is what they’ve done in every debate.” "We’re going to serve notice on future debates

Fireworks: Martin Bashir And Joe Walsh Argue Over Obama, Child Support

Martin Bashir takes on guest Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) for not supporting Obama's policies. Eventually, Bashir personally attacks Joe Walsh by talking about his missed child support payments. Watch as the two argue over the economy and Walsh's personal problems.

Plouffe On SOTU: Happy To Have Referendum On What Obama's Done

"Well, listen, we're happy to have this [be] a referendum on what we've done," Obama senior adviser David Plouffe said on CBS this morning. "Let's remember we were in something that rivaled the Great Depression, and that wasn't just an accident. There were policies that caused it. So do you want to go back to those policies? Do you want to let Wall

Brzezinski: "Public In America Woefully Ignorant About The World"

"I think on the domestic front, there's one issue that is dear to my heart because it is related to foreign policy, though it may not strike you as necessary as the most important. In terms of socioeconomic conditions, it may not be the most important. And that is education, public education about the world. The fact is we are a democracy. We can o

In 2010 SOTU, Obama Touts Solyndra

"And no area is more ripe for such innovation than energy. You can see the results of last year's investments in clean energy. A North Carolina company that will create 1,200 jobs nationwide helping to make advanced batteries. Or in the California business, that will put a thousand people to work making solar panels," President Obama said in his St

Valerie Jarrett: Obama Will Not Bring Up Keystone Pipeline At SOTU

FOX News: "When it comes to talking about energy, will the president bring up the Keystone pipeline that got Democrats and Republicans scratching their heads that after a three-year investigation, they still can't make a decision?" Valerie Jarrett, White House: "No he won't. But he will certainly talk about what we can do to make sure that the U

Alter: Boehner Is Lying, "The Stimulus Worked"

Ed Schultz and Jonathan Alter discuss Speaker John Boehner's recent remarks on Obama's economic record.

Watch The Full Florida NBC News Republican Presidential Debate

Watch the full NBC News/National Journal/Tampa Bay Times GOP presidential debate as Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney set a combative ahead of Florida's Jan. 31 primary.

O'Reilly: Gingrich Should Send "Candy And Flowers" To ABC & CNN

Bill O'Reilly discusses Newt Gingrich's win in South Carolina and his rising standing in the polls.

Joan Walsh: Gingrich Face Of "Racism" And "Angry White Male Rage"

Joan Walsh: "Newt is the face of the politics of resentment and racism and angry white male rage that let guys like Mitt do that ("hollow out the middle class") to the economy. They work hand-in-hand, we've seen it for 30 or 40 years now, Ed. And it's working for now, I hope people wake up."

Krauthammer: Santorum Can Hang Around If He Keeps Finishing Third

The panel discusses the candidacies of Santorum and Paul and how they could fare in future contests.

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