August 20, 2012 Archives

August 20, 2012 Archives

Obama On Leaks & Disclosures: "I Don't Have A Lot Of Tolerance For It"

"My attitude towards leaks and disclosure of our military operations has been to crack down on it. In fact, I've been criticized by some for being too vigorous on going after folks who leak information that impacts our national security. I don't have a lot of tolerance for it," President Obama said in an interview with WVEC-TV in Norfolk, Virginia.

Obama: "You Can't Just Make Stuff Up. That's Something That You Learn As President."

At a press event today, President Obama says he is not accusing Mitt Romney of letting a woman with cancer die. Obama also said, referring to Romney's attack on Obama's change to welfare, that Romney "cannot make stuff up." PRESIDENT OBAMA: I think people want to know that everybody has been playing by the same rules, including people who are se

Gutfeld: Cutter Was Right, No Difference Between News And Entertainment

“So [Stephanie] Cutter is right, there is no difference between the news press and the entertainment press. They are two industries united by hero worship, protecting the president’s flanks when they should be challenging him. And the public ends up with a presidency that feels like another summer repeat that needs canceling because in the real

Boxer: Romney Doesn't Deserve To Be President For A Whole List Of Reasons

"Reverend, this is -- this is a moment of truth for America," Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Cali.) said about rape and abortion. "And for Mitt Romney to say, it would be wonderful, wonderful to ban abortion -- what is he thinking? I'm old enough to know what it was like when women died in alleyways and were made infertile. What is he thinking? He doesn't d

Obama: "Nobody Accused Mr. Romney Of Being A Felon"

Nancy Cordes, CBS: As you know, your opponent recently accused you of waging a campaign filled with anger and hate. You told Entertainment Tonight that anyone who attends your rallies can see that they are not angry or hate-filled affairs. But in recent weeks, your campaign has suggested repeatedly - without proof - that Mr. Romney might be hiding

Krauthammer On Todd Akin: "Toxic" And "Unbelievably Stupid"

"He's got to leave," syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said about Rep. Todd Akin (R-Missouri) and his remarks on rape. "He's toxic. Nobody will touch him. Republicans aren't going to support him. He's not

Krauthammer: "It's Not The Job Of The Opposition To Make The Commander-in-Chief Be A Commander-in-Chief"

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer and Fred Barnes debate President Obama's leadership and the U.S. policy in Afghanistan. Krauthammer says it is the not the responsibility of the opposition party, the Republican party, to goad Obama to be a Commander-in-Chief. "It's not the job of the opposition to make the Commander-in-Chief be a Comman

Obama Sighs When Addressing Economy At Surprise Briefing

"In terms of the economy, [sigh] I would love to say when Congress comes back they got a week or 10 days before they go out and start campaigning again, that we're going to see a flurry of action. I can't guarantee that," President Obama said a surprise briefing today.

Obama Dodges Question On Rising Health Care Costs For Military

Pres. Obama during an interview with WVEC-TV in Norfolk, Virginia, President Obama avoids explaining rising costs in military and addressing how that is "breaking faith with people who served." Reporter: Speaking of benefits, sir, we went forward a little bit. Could we talk about TRICARE? President Obama: Sure. Reporter: Talking about our

Press To Obama: "Don't Be A Stranger"

As Obama leaves the press room a reporter yells "don't be a stranger." Another member of the press said "come back." President Obama's surprise appearance in the briefing room was his first press conference in two months.

Frank Rich: Paul Ryan "Another White Conservative With Inherited Wealth"

Frank Rich of New York Magazine weighs calls in to the Bill Press radio program and talks about Rep. Paul Ryan and what his impact will be on the Romney ticket. Bill Press says, "while Rep. Paul Ryan is Mr. Powerpoint, Mitt Romney is Mr. Vague." Rich adds that Rep. Ryan is "another white conservative with inherited wealth." Bill also notes the Rep.

President Obama Holds A News Conference On August 20, 2012

President Obama holds a news conference at the White House. August 20, 2012.

Hannity Urges Akin To Consider Dropping Out In Interview With Him

In an interview with nationally syndicated radio talk show host Sean Hannity this afternoon beleaguered U.S. Senate hopeful Todd Akin (R-Missouri) said he is staying in the race despite controversy and widespread condemnation of

Scarborough On Akin: Republican Party Clearly Doesn't Want A Majority

MSNBC host and fmr. GOP Congressman from Florida Joe Scarborough said between nominating Christine O'Donnell (R-Deleware) and Sharron Angle (R-Nevada) in 2010 and Todd Akin (R-Missouri) this cycle, it is obvious that the Republican Party is just not interested in obtaining a majority in the U.S. Senate. Rep. Akin, the Republican nominee that is

Meghan McCain: Todd Akin Is "An Embarrassment To The Party"

Meghan McCain: I think his comments are absolutely indefensible; he should resign at this very moment. It's embarrassing. It's scary, as a woman, to hear this kind of rhetoric. I would like to say that and say that I don't believe it is what Paul Ryan and Governor Romney believe. And I think he is an embarrassment to the party, quite frankly.

Romney: "The First Victim Of An Obama Campaign Is The Truth"

Question: Thank you, Governor. When my son's boss asked why he wanted the day off, he said I get a chance to see Romney and Ryan. He said, 'You mean that guy that wants to raise taxes.' So what are you going to do to combat the lies that the leftists are telling about you? Romney: Thank you. It seems that the first victim of an Obama campaign i

Michelle Obama Hosts White House State Dinner For Kids

Michelle Obama hosted the first ever kids' state dinner at the White House as part of her effort to combat childhood obesity. As Susan McGinnis reports, the guests of honor had a hand in creating the menu. (source: CBS News)

LaBolt: Obama Strengthened Medicare; Romney Would Bankrupt Medicare

Ben LaBolt, Obama campaign spokesman, on Medicare under Obama and Romney. BEN LABOLT: The savings that were identified in the program were unnecessary subsidies to insurance companies, waste, and fraud within the system. This doesn't cut benefits for seniors, it enhances benefits for seniors. It puts those savings back in the program to extend t

Akin On Rape Comment: "I'm Not A Quitter ... I've Not Yet Begun To Fight"

"I'm not a quitter. My belief is we're going to move this thing forward," U.S. Senate candidate and current Congressman Todd Akin (R-Missouri) said about his rape comments. "To quote my friend John Paul Jones, I’ve not yet begun to fight." "I really just want to apologize to those that I've hurt, because I've spoken in error,” Akin said.

Retiring Sen. Jim Webb Regrets ObamaCare Process

Retiring Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) says his biggest regret is ObamaCare and the ObamaCare debate. CHUCK TODD: Alright Senator Webb, here's the question that goes out to many departing lawmakers... Is there any one vote you would want back if you could do it all over again? JIM WEBB: My great regret on that is that I believe the whole health care i

President Obama: "We've Come Too Far to Turn Back Now"

PRESIDENT OBAMA in New Hampshire this weekend: Four years ago as I had the privilege to travel all across this country and meet Americans from all walks of life. I decided nobody else should have to endure the heartbreak of a broken health care system. No one in the wealthiest nation on earth should go broke because they get sick. Nobody sho

Romney Web Ad: "Our Generation's Time"

Romney Campaign: President Obama has turned Medicare into a piggy bank for Obamacare. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have a plan to secure the promise of Medicare for our nation's seniors and strengthen Medicare for the next generation of Americans. Together, they will keep that promise to our seniors, get the economy growing again, and get families bac

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