August 15, 2012 Archives

August 15, 2012 Archives

Brian Williams On Ryan: "Wait Until People Get A Bite Of His Voting Record"

"We've been covering substantive issues this whole time," NBC "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams said on Comedy Central's "Daily Show" when pressed by host Jon Stewart when the media will start covering issues. "Wait until people get a bite out of his voting record," Williams warned. "Wait until more people understand the vote on TARP. Wait ti

Krauthammer: Democrats Have "Stepped On A Land Mine With Medicare"

Charles Krauthammer: I think the Democrats are discovering that they stepped on a land mine with Medicare. The fact is that Medicare was raided for Obamacare and here's why. This isn't even a wee issue. The Obama administration had to show -- because it kept arguing that this is not going to cost anybody anything, this will be revenue neutral. It's

Obama Dismisses Palin's Call To Replace Biden As "Chatter" And "Noise"

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, President Obama dismissed Sarah Palin's suggestion that he replace Vice President Joe Biden with Hillary Clinton on the ticket this year. "We don't spend a lot of time worrying about the chatter and the noise and this and that," the president says. "I'm making conversations with [people on the campaign

Frank: Unemployment Would Be Below 8% If We Had More Public Workers

On the Wednesday night broadcast of Current TV's "Viewpoint," outgoing Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) explained how cutting federal spending has hurt the economy. Frank also shared why he believes unemployment is above 8% and how to fix it. "When you cut back so substantially, you're not just doing social harm, you're doing economic harm because yo

Paul Ryan On Medicare: "We Want This Debate"

"This economy is really bad for young Americans. Half of all college graduates are either working in jobs that they didn't train for or are not working at all. Half. And they're swallowing in debt, with ever higher, rising tuition," Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said at a campaign event in Oxford, Ohio on Wednesday. "President Obama is out of ideas," Ryan

Dennis Miller On Paul Ryan Pick

The Sage of Southern California, and national radio talk show host Dennis Miller, gives us his take on Paul Ryan as Romney's VP; a Muslim woman suing Disney over her head scarf; and celebrity couples income fortunes.

Maher: Paul "Smartest Guy" In GOP, Palin "Stupidest Woman On Earth, But They Agree On Everything"

"Why is he the intellectual of the Republican Party?" Bill Maher said of Paul Ryan on Huffington Post Live today. "He has, from what I can see, two ideas. One, let’s stop having rich people pay taxes at all and poor people should

Obama: "Five Trillion Dollars Is A Lot Of Money, Even In Washington"

President Obama says a proposed tax cut by Mitt Romney will cost the federal government five trillion dollars. "Five trillion dollars is a lot of money, even for Washington," he said. Obama was speaking at a campaign event in Dubuque, Iowa.

Romney: Obama "Running To Hang On To Power"

"If you look at the ads that have been described and the divisiveness based upon income, age, ethnicity and so forth, it’s designed to bring a sense of enmity and jealous and anger. The president seems to be running to hang on to power. I think he’ll do anything in his power to try and get re-elected," Mitt Romney said on CBS's "This Morning" t

Obama: I Don't Think Anyone Would Suggest I've Tried To Divide The Country

"We're going around the country, talking about, ‘How do we put people back to work? How do we improve our schools? How do we make sure that we're producing American energy? How do we lower our debt in a responsible way?' And I don't think you or anybody who's been watching the campaign would say that in any way we have tried to divide the country

Booker: Listen To Whole Biden Speech; Media "Obsessed With Soundbites"

CNN: Newark Mayor Cory Booker tells Piers Morgan he is tired of politics being fueled by Super PAC money and soundbites.

RNC Web Ad: "Achievement"

RNC: The Republican National Committee is releasing "Achievement" to shed light on President Obama's cuts to Medicare. While demagoguing the Romney-Ryan approach to saving Medicare, President Obama is the only one to actually cut over $700 billion dollars from current retirees--and he thinks it's an achievement.

Mark Levin: "The Obama Temptation"

Mark Levin discusses "The Obama Temptation," an editorial he penned in 2008 for National Review Online and compares his portrayal to how Obama turned out as President. "What I am trying to say, ladies and gentlemen, is we've known who Obama on this program, a

Obama: Romney And Ryan Would "End Medicare As We Know It"

President Obama claims his plan is the one that preserves Medicare. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan would end Medicare as we know it.

"Morning Joe" Panel: Axelrod "Seems Very Upset And Very Agitated"

Mike Barnicle and Mark Halperin discuss David Axelrod on Morning Joe (August 15).

Giuliani: Biden Lacks "Mental Capacity" For VP Job

“I've never seen a vice president that has made as many mistakes, said as many stupid things,” former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Tuesday on CNBC's "Kudlow Report." “I mean, there’s a real fear if, God forbid, he ever had to be entrusted with the presidency, whether he really has the mental capacity to handle it." "I mean, this guy

Jon Stewart: Ryan Isn't A "Fiscal Conservative"

Two men battle in this election, one of them belonging to a very old, pale clan of ancient bloodsuckers, the other a wild young and diverse, feral group of incoherent people. (04:02)

Krauthammer To Romney: Unleash Paul Ryan

Columnist Charles Krauthammer analyzes the left's reaction to Rep. Paul Ryan. CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: The Ryan Plan and the Romney Plan do nothing, do not affect whatsoever, anyone, not only anyone over the age of 65, but over the age of 55. As long as you can drill in that one fact, you have deflected that entire line of attack. The other way to d

"Special Report" Panel On Energy

The panel discusses the candidates' positions on energy.

Reich: Romney And Ryan Reduce Medicare Coverage For Seniors

Lawrence O'Donnell and his panelists discuss the Medicare debate in the presidential campaign.

O'Reilly: Ryan Understands That America Is In Trouble

O'Reilly reviews criticism of the Paul Ryan selection.

Shrum: Ryan Has To Defend "Profoundly Unpopular" Positions

Chris Matthews, Bob Shrum and Michael Steele talk about the selection of Paul Ryan.

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