April 10, 2012 Archives

April 10, 2012 Archives

Bush: "I Wish They Weren't Called The Bush Tax Cuts"

"If the goal is private sector growth, you've got to recognize that the best way to achieve that growth is to leave capital in the treasuries of the job creators," former President George W. Bush said this morning in New York. "If you raise taxes, in other words if you let the -- I wish they weren't called the 'Bush tax cuts.' If they're cal

Rick Santorum Suspends Campaign For President

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Bowing to the inevitable after an improbably resilient run for the White House, Rick Santorum quit the presidential race on Tuesday, clearing the way for Mitt Romney to claim the Republican nomination. "We made a decision over the weekend, that while this presidential race for us is over, for me, and we will suspend our c

Trump On Ryan Budget: "Biggest Reason" Why GOP Would Lose In 2012

Donald Trump on Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)'s budget proposal: ""It is catastrophic what he's done. If they lose, it will be the single biggest reason why the Republicans lost: the Ryan plan."

CNBC To WH Adviser Sperling: "Where's The Budget?"

On CNBC's "Closing Bell" Maria Bartiromo asks Gene Sperling why the WH has not passed a budget (April 10, 2012).

Obama: "I Want Folks To Get Rich In This Country"

"I want folks to get rich in this country ... But understand, the share of our national income going to the top one percent has climbed to levels we haven't seen since the 1920s," Mr. Obama said while speaking at Florida Atlantic University. "The folks who are benefiting from this are paying taxes at one of the lowest rates in 50 years."

Romney On Santorum: "This Has Been A Good Day"

"This has been a, a good day for me," Romney said at a rally in Delaware, as a large crowd cheered him on. "Sen. Santorum has decided not to proceed with his campaign."

MSNBC's Mitchell Examines History Of Mormonism And Romney

If Mitt Romney is the GOP nominee, the nation’s first Mormon presidential nominee will be on the ballot against the country’s first African-American president. McKay Coppins of Buzzfeed talks about the possible scenario. (Mitchell Reports)

Ron Paul Slams All 3 Rivals In Texas-Sized Ad In Home State

Ron Paul releases a new campaign ad for the Texas primary.

Ann Romney Ad: "Sixth Son" Mitt As Mischievous & Naughty As Her Boys

"Even then you knew that these moments would be fleeting, but you didn't really believe it because you were so in the moment of living with those boys, and it was pretty chaotic, and a lot of fun, but they were great times." - Ann Romney

Herman Cain: I'm Ready To Get Behind Romney If Necessary

"The mission is to get control of the Senate, maintain control of the House, and defeat Barack Obama. That means get behind the nominee, so yes, I’m ready to get behind the nominee," former candidate for president Herman Cain told FOX News this morning. "I have always said I will support whoever the nominee is, and it looks like Mitt Romney is

Paul Ryan: People Think The Buffett Rule Is "Pixie Dust" For The Budget

“I think people think the Buffett Rule is sort of budget pixie dust. If you do 'this,' we are going to fix our fiscal problems," Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

David Axelrod: Tax Policy "Rigged In Favor Of The Very Wealthy"

"We should not have a tax system where billionaires pay less than their secretaries. We have a tax system that’s rigged against the average person, rigged in favor of very wealthy and we need to fix that. And this Buffett rule will address that and most Americans would agree with that," Obama chief campaign adviser told MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

Paul Ryan: Haven't Given VP Slot "Serious Thought"

Conservative rising star Rep. Paul Ryan stopped just shy of saying he’d join Mitt Romney's ticket as VP, but the Wisconsin congressman offered full-throated support of the Republican frontrunner, NBC News reports

Paul Ryan: Obama's Attacks Are "Verbal Tantrums"

“You know, we’ve gotten kind of used to this sort of verbal tantrums from the president. To me it’s a little more petulance than presidential. “He’s trying to use this kind of rhetoric to distort away from his failed record," Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said about President Obama's social Darwinism and Trojan horse remarks.

Krauthammer: Wisconsin Recall Could Wipe Out Unions In Other States

The panel looks at the latest in the Wisconsin recall effort.

Ingraham: The Phony War On Women

Laura Ingraham gives her take on the latest efforts to reach women voters.

Acting GSA Administrator Apologizes For Scandal

The acting administrator of the General Services Administration taped an apology for the recent spending scandal.

Klein: If You Don't Shield Your Money, The Tax Code Isn't That Complicated

Lawrence O'Donnell, Ezra Klein and Karen Finney discuss tax rates and the Buffett Rule.

Cillizza: Romney's Relationship With Party Base Similar To Kerry In '04

Chris Matthews, Michael Steele and Chris Cillizza talk about the GOP base and Mitt Romney. Cillizza says that Mitt Romney's relationship with the GOP base is a lot like the Democratic base in the 2004 election.

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