December 30, 2012 Archives

December 30, 2012 Archives

Peter Morici: Obama Has "Put A Pistol To The Head Of The Middle Class"

"The president, by being so persistent that it's my way or the highway, no spending cuts, taxes on folks over $250,000 or nothing, has basically put a pistol to the head of the middle class. It's threatened them with financial extortion if he doesn't get his way to satisfy the populist wing of the Democratic Party," economist Peter Morici said abou

Graham On Fiscal Cliff, Tax Hikes: "Hats Off To The President, He Won"

CHRIS WALLACE, FOX NEWS SUNDAY: Senator Graham, a couple of days ago you said you thought we were going to go over the fiscal cliff. Now, we are in the midst of a lot of last-ditch bargaining between the Senate leaders, Reid and McConnell, what are the chances for a small deal in the next, less than 48 hours to avoid the cliff? SEN. LINDSEY GRAH

Hillary Clinton Hospitalized With A Blood Clot Following Concussion

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was admitted to a New York hospital Sunday after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained earlier this month. Clinton's doctors discovered the clot Sunday while performing a follow-up exam, her spokesman, Philippe Reines, said. He would not elaborate on

Coburn: If We Raise Taxes, We're Just Going To Use It To Grow Government

SEN. TOM COBURN (R-OKLAHOMA): The characterization is no matter where we raise taxes, what's going to happen wit the money? We're going to grow the government with it. We're not going to reduce the deficit, because we refused to solve the bigger problems like saving Medicare, insuring Social Security Disability (SSI). We're not going to use that mo

David Brooks On Fiscal Cliff: "Most Of The Blame" Still Goes To GOP

DAVID BROOKS: First, let's just say that what's happening in Washington right now is pathetic. When you think about what the Revolutionary generation did, what the Civil War generation did, what the World War II generation did -- we're asking not to bankrupt our children, and we’ve got a shambolic, dysfunctional process. Now I think most of t

President Obama's Full "Meet The Press" Interview

President Obama speaks with NBC's David Gregory about the ongoing "fiscal cliff" negotiations and his plans for the next four years.

Feinstein On Benghazi: "Great Deal Of Intelligence That Would Indicate Something Well Could Happen"

CHRIS WALLACE, "FOX NEWS SUNDAY" MODERATOR: Do you agree with that, Senator Feinstein, that she needs to testify first, as an -- and have you been assured she will testify, though it has been 3 1/2 months since Benghazi and she still has never really answered questions, about Benghazi, her role before, during, after the attack? Do you have reason t

Sen. Reid To GOP: "At This Stage We're Not Able To Make A Counteroffer"

SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KENTUCKY): My office submitted our latest offer to the Majority Leader last night at 7:10 p.m. and offered to work through the night to find common ground. The Majority Leader's staff informed us they would be getting back to us this morning at 10:00 a.m., despite the obvious time crunch we all have. It's now 2:00 p.m., and

"This Week" Roundtable On Fiscal Cliff Countdown, Divided Politics

Howard Dean, Tim Pawlenty, Maggie Haberman and Todd Purdum discuss.

"Meet The Press" Panel Reacts To Obama Interview

A panel of journalists discusses David Gregory's interview with Barack Obama.

"State Of The Union" Panel Of Representatives And Senators On Fiscal Cliff

CNN's Candy Crowley talks to a panel of congressional leaders from both chambers about the latest in fiscal cliff negotiations. On the panel: Chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California), Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan), and Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-Maryland).

"Face The Nation" Panel: 2013 Predictions And The Fiscal Cliff

The Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan, Vanity Fair's Dee Dee Myers, and TIME Magazine's Michael Duffy and Joe Klein offer their take on the fiscal cliff situation. Plus, updates from CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett and CBS News Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes.

"Fox News Sunday" Panel On 2016

The Fox News Sunday panel discusses the embryonic stage of the 2016 presidential election.

"Reliable Sources" Panel: Guns And The Media

CNN: Erik Wemple, Lynn Sweet and Howard Kurtz discuss the media's recent involvement in the gun control debate.

Obama On Gun Control: "Absolutely There Will Be Resistance"

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: I am not going to prejudge the recommendations that are given to me. I am skeptical that the only answer is putting more guns in schools. And I think the vast majority of the American people are skeptical that that somehow is going to solve our problem. And, look, here's the bottom line. We're not going to get this done unle

Obama: Benghazi Attack Due To "Just Some Sloppiness, Not Intentional"

DAVID GREGORY: Let me ask you about a couple of foreign policy notes. After the attack in Benghazi is there a need for more accountability so that this doesn't happen again? And do you know who was behind the attack at this point? PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Two points. Number one, I think that Tom Pickering and Mike Mullen who headed up the review

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