December 19, 2012 Archives

December 19, 2012 Archives

Krauthammer: Obama Using Massacre To Push Agenda "A Combination Of Self-Righteousness And Narcissism"

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I think the president invoking the massacre of children to essential say the Republicans need to accept his terms of surrender in the negotiations is not just a non sequitur, I think it's sacrilege. And it's of a piece with the whole tone of his news conference and this is the way he conducts them generally, which is he is exce

Boehner To Obama: Pass Plan B Or "Be Responsible For Largest Tax Increase In American History"

"Tomorrow, the House will pass legislation to make permanent tax relief for nearly every American," House Speaker John Boehner said at a press conference on Wednesday. "Then the president will have a decision to make. He can call on the Senate Democrats to pass that bill or he can be responsible for the largest tax increase in American history."

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: "Maybe You Want To Turn In Your Guns"

"I would personally just say to those who are listening, maybe you want to turn in your guns. Oh no, I'm not going to take your guns. But look at what Dick's Sporting Goods did. In the moment they wanted to be part of the solution and a part of America. Let us mourn with action. God bless those who have lost their lives," Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D

Biden 2008: If Obama "Tries To Fool With My Beretta, He's Got A Problem"

“I guarantee you Barack Obama ain’t taking my shotguns, so don’t buy that malarkey,” then-Senator Joe Biden said at a campaign event in Virginia on September 20, 2008. “Don’t buy that malarkey. They’re going to start peddling that to you.” “If he tries to fool with my Beretta, he’s got a problem,” Biden added.

Tapper To Obama: "Where Have You Been" On Gun Violence?

JAKE TAPPER, ABC NEWS: It seems to a lot of observers that you made the political calculation in 2008 in your first term and in 2012 not to talk about gun violence. You had your position on renewing the ban on semiautomatic rifles that then-Senator Biden put into place, but you didn’t do much about it. This is not the first issue -- the first i

John Lewis: "British Are Not Coming; We Don't Need All These Guns"

REP. JOHN LEWIS (D-GEORGIA): "It’s not all gun. We must bring the issue of mental illness out into the sunlight, out of the shadow, out of the closet, deal with it, treat people, have centers where people can get the necessary help. But we can start by dealing with the issues of guns. There’s too many guns. The British are not coming. The Russi

Obama: School Massacre Should Give "Some Perspective" On Fiscal Cliff

"Goodness, if this past week has done anything, it should just give us some perspective. I mean, if there's one thing we should have after this week, it should be a sense of perspective about what's important," President Obama said about the fiscal cliff at a press conference today.

Harry Reid in 2010: "I Carried a Gun Every Place I Went"

HARRY REID IN 2010: "I had a lot of bad people after me and I carried a gun every place I went. . . But for me, guns are more than that. In fact, the most important part of guns as far as I’m concerned in my personal life is the recreational aspect of guns." (via

President Obama Announces Gun Policies Task Force

President Obama announced in a press briefing today that Vice President Biden will spearhead an inter-agency process to formulate gun policies in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., tragedy. Obama also took questions from the press on various topics including the fiscal cliff negotiations.

Obama Named TIME's "Person Of The Year" For 2012

TIME Magazine's Richard Stengel joins Morning Joe to explain why the president was chosen at their person of the year. Stengel said Obama is changing the country, and he should be recognized for it. "He is the first president since [Franklin D. Roosevelt] to win with the majority vote in consecutive terms. He did that against an unemployment rat

Family Pleads For Ex-Marine Son To Be Released From Mexican Jail

FOX News reports: Every day that former Marine Jon Hammar spends in a notorious Mexican prison can only worsen the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder he suffers from after serving his country in multiple combat tours in Ira

Dershowitz: "Our Schools Should Be As Safe As Our Congress"

Alan Dershowitz, one of America's leading law professors and attorneys, appeared on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" to push for more school security rather than more gun control. (h/t Jeff Poor/Daily Caller)

Bret Baier: How Much Of The National Debt Do You Owe?

"Special Report" anchor Bret Baier calculates the staggering amount each family would owe to pay off the U.S. federal debt. Baier also takes a look at how much the government spends and how it spends it. Baier also explains the difference between the debt and the deficit and well as the history of our government's spending habits.

O'Reilly: "We Need Smart Solutions" Not Rash Reactions To Newtown

O'Reilly says America must do something to prevent mass shootings, but must consider all the facts first.

Maddow: Inouye Commanded "Unparalled, Outsized Respect" From Senators

Rachel Maddow remembers Hawaii Senator Daniel Inouye and discusses how Hawaii will repalce him the in the Senate.

Schultz: Social Security Changes "Could Cost Some Seniors Dearly"

Ed Schultz discusses a proposal to change how Social Security payments are calculated.

O'Donnell: "No Words Can Wash The Blood From The NRA's Hands"

MSNBC: In the wake of the horrible massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, the NRA has been silent, until today. The pro-gun group says it will hold a press conference on Friday. But MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell argues "there are no words that can wash the blood from the NRA's hands."

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