August 6, 2012 Archives

August 6, 2012 Archives

Obama On Romney's Tax Plan: "Robin Hood In Reverse, It's Romney Hood"

"And what this policy center did, it just ran the numbers. If you wanted to actually pay for that, what would that mean? And they determined that Governor Romney's plan would effectively raise taxes on middle class families with children by an average of $2,000, to pay for this tax cut. Not to reduce this deficit. Not to invest in things that grow

Cheney Clears Up "Mistake" Comment About Palin On 2008 Ticket

Former Vice President Dick Cheney further explains what he meant when he said selecting Sarah Palin to run as vice president was a mistake. Cheney says he was referring to the vetting process administered by the McCain campaign

Krauthammer: Reid Accusation Is "McCarthyism" And "As Low As You Can Go"

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: This isn't silly season, this is disgrace season. The hypocrisy of Democrats on this -- remember, it's the Democrats and liberals in the media who take endless pride in having opposed McCarthyism. The essence of McCarthyism is to use a high place, high office to make innuendo, unsubstantiated charges and then destroy other peop

Nancy Pelosi: Republicans Are The "E. Coli Club"

"Bless their hearts, they (Republicans) act upon their beliefs," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said at a Democratic party campaign event in West Palm Beach on Monday. "It's an ideology -- we shouldn't have a government role. So, reduce the police, the firemen, the teachers. Reduce the role. Give tax cuts to the high end, that will stimulate th

Labor Sec: 1.5 Mil Jobs Would Have Been Created If Jobs Bill Passed

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis tells liberal radio talk show host Bill Press that if two of President Obama's jobs bills were enacted at least a million and a half new jobs would be created. Solis says if the Bush-era tax rates those who make under $250,000 were extended it would act as a stimulus and create more jobs. Transcript below. Bill

Sununu: Obama Behind Reid's Accusation That Romney Paid No Taxes

Former Gov. John Sununu (R-NH) blames Obama's "dishonest" campaign tactics. BILL HEMMER: Democrats and the President's reelection team refusing to shoot down Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's claim about Romney and his taxes. Republicans say that the claim has no basis in reality. LINDSAY GRAHAM: I've been around this town for a while. I a

Carney: Criticism Of Plouffe Speech To Co. With Ties To Iran "Clearly Politics"

White House press secretary Jay Carney defends Obama senior adviser David Plouffe from criticism after it was revealed by the Washington Post that he received a $100,000 speaking fee in 20100to address a company with ties to Iran. Q Well, let me ask you about something else. David Plouffe, it's been reported today, gave a speech

Kurtz Scolds Harry Reid For "Unsubstantiated" Romney Allegation

CNN: Debra Saunders, Bill Press, and Michael Shear talk about the best way to cover Sen. Reid's explosive, unsubstantiated charge against Mitt Romney. KURTZ: A question for journalist: what do you do when the senate majority leader makes an explosive charge and has got nothing to back it up? (BEGIN VIDEO CLIPS) SEN. HARRY REID

Bill Press: Harry Reid Doesn't Have To Reveal His Sources

Bill Press weighs in on the latest beltway battle between Mitt Romney and Sen. Harry Reid after Reid raised questions about Romney’s tax returns. Romney came out swinging and said Sen. Reid needs to “put up or shut up” about the proof on Romney’s tax returns and his sources. Bill defends the Senate majority leader’s questions and says,

Ted Cruz: "When Was The Last Time You Saw A Hispanic Panhandler?"

CHRIS WALLACE, "FOX NEWS SUNDAY" HOST: All right. We are running out of time and there are a couple of more questions I want to ask you. You are a Cuban-American. Right now, according to the polls, Romney is trailing Obama badly among Hispanics. What does he need to do to reach out to Hispanics without doing what you called Democrat lite? TED

WH Distances Itself From Reid; Carney Says He "Speaks For Himself"

"The charge is not that Mitt Romney paid less than a factory worker, or whatever, but it's a bit more vicious than that from Harry Reid. He said he has an anonymous source telling him that [Romney] paid no taxes for something like 10 years. So the president has talked a lot about change in the tone of this town. Why hasn't he picked up the phone to

Heilemann: "You Can't Brand A Recovery Summer Then Not Deliver"

Heilemann: I think one of the key mistakes they made as that they should never have talked up the economy. Not just the 8% [unemployment], but in the summer of 2010, they declared it the "summer of recovery." Recovery Summer. You can't brand a summer Recovery Summer, and then not deliver a recovery.

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