December 27, 2012 Archives

December 27, 2012 Archives

Krauthammer: We Know As Much About Hillary's Concussion As We Know About Chavez

“We haven’t heard anything. We know as much about her concussion as we know about (Venezuelan president) Hugo Chavez. This is an open society, she is the secretary of state, she has disappeared,” said Krauthammer, who called the media’s handling of the Benghazi story since Sept. 11 “astonishing.” “Everything that you hear about the

Krauthammer: Going Off "Milk Cliff" Would "Actually Be A Good Idea"

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: "I do think if we went over the milk cliff it would actually be a good idea. [If] people actually saw the milk price double, it would be less abstract than watching a debt clock. They would finally understand that we have the insane laws, that acquire barnacles over the decades. And the farm laws are the worst. They are all kin

Hoyer: GOP Tactics On Debt Limit "Like Taking Your Child Hostage"

"It's somewhat like taking your child hostage and saying to somebody else, 'I'm going to shoot my child if you don't do what I want done.' You don't want to shoot your child. There's no Republican leader that wants to default on our debt, that I've talked to," House Minority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said at a Capitol Hill press conference on

Milk Cliff? Prices Could Soar In 2013 If Nothing Is Done

If Congress doesn’t pass a new farm bill, the price of milk could go as high as $8 because the government would be forced to dairy products at inflated prices based on production costs during the Truman era. NBC’s Stephanie Gosk reports.

Krauthammer: Crisis Could Be Averted If "Obama Is Somewhat Generous And Not Quite As Arrogant"

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: There are two events that are going to happen January 1. One is the fiscal cliff, which I still think is likely -- it's likely we're going to go over, I think maybe a 60% chance. There could be a last minute proposal if Obama is somewhat generous and not quite as arrogant, and offers something that a small number of Republicans

Santelli Goes On Mega Rant: "The Fed Doesn't Have A Clue"

SANTELLI: "The Fed doesn't have a clue, neither does the president, neither does Congress. Neither does Tim Geithner, who gives a speech about hitting the debt ceiling. I'd like to see if he could count to a million much less 16.4 trillion." (from CNBC's Squawk Box, via

NRA President: David Gregory Should Not Be Prosecuted

CAROL COSTELLO, CNN: I'd like to get this question out of the way. David Gregory, of NBC News, held up a 30-round magazine as a prop during his interview with the NRA's Wayne LaPierre. A 30-round magazine is illegal in the city of Washington, D.C. Should Mr. Gregory be prosecuted? DAVID KEENE, NRA: No, I don't think so. I mean, basically -- th

MSNBC's Krystal Ball: Publishing Gun Permit Owners Makes Them Look Like Sex Offenders

Krystal Ball, one of the three liberal co-hosts of MSNBC's "The Cycle," scolded a local New York paper for publishing the addresses of those who hold a permit to own a firearm on today's broadcast of her show. Ball, a Virginia native, is pro-gun and battled it out with her two fellow liberal co-hosts Toure and Steve Kornacki while S.E. Cupp, the

Michelle Obama: "I Think I've Done Pretty Well" At Biting My Tongue

In a joint interview with Barbara Walters that aired on the Wednesday broadcast of ABC News' "Nightline," President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama discussed their patience for the political process. Michelle Obama says the ability to keep her opinions private didn't "happen right away," which led the president to say she has a "bigger diffi

Obama In 2008: "I Am Not Going To Take Your Guns Away"

"I believe in the Second Amendment. I believe in people's lawful right to bear arms. I will not take your shotgun away. I will not take your rifle away. I won't take your handgun away," President Obama said at a campaign event in Lebanon, Virginia in fall of 2008.

McConnell: GOP Went "Way Out Of Our Comfort Zone" On Fiscal Cliff

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the need for swift, bipartisan action to prevent the country from going over the Fiscal Cliff: “You’ll excuse me if I’m a little frustrated at the situation we find ourselves in. But last night, President Obama called Co

Sen. Reid: Boehner Operating The House Like A "Dictatorship"

"The American people I don't think understand, the House of Representatives is operating without the House of Representatives. It's being operated with a dictatorship of the Speaker, not allowing the vast majority of the House of Representatives to get what they want," Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said on the Senate floor this morning.

Todd: Any Compromise GOP Makes With Obama Is A Problem For Them

"Any compromise they make with this president is a political problem for them in their own bases," NBC News' Chuck Todd says of the GOP and how they're handling the fiscal cliff talks.

Vice President Biden Swears In Brian Schatz As Senator from Hawaii

Vice President Joe Biden swears in Brian Schatz as Senator from Hawaii, replacing Daniel Inouye. Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie (D) appointed Lt. Gov. Schatz the day before.

"Special Report" Panel Discusses Increase Of Regulations

Charles Krauthammer, A.B. Stoddard and Bill Kristol discuss.

Klein: Problem With Fiscal Cliff Is Too Much Deficit Reduction Too Quickly

Ezra Klein explains the five biggest misconceptions about the consequences of a failure to negotiate a budget agreement.

Reich: We Will Find Out If Republican Leadership Is An Oxymoron

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell discusses fiscal cliff negotiations with former Labor Secretary Robert Reich and CNBC's John Harwood.

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