January 6, 2013 Archives

January 6, 2013 Archives

George Will: Consensus Is We Want A Welfare State Without Paying For It

STEPHANOPOULOS: And those House Republicans who are worried about Speaker Boehner do -- did not vote for the deal, are doing exactly what they -- they believe their constituents elected them to do. WILL: They are dissenting from the great American consensus. I, again, think the journalistic narrative about Washington today is 180 degrees wrong.

Kristol: Obama's Preoccupation With Causing Split In GOP Is "Pathetic"

BILL KRISTOL: They have honest differences on some policies and I respect those differences. And it's amazing, we're having this discussion here and everyone is taking it for granted, the president of the United States, reelected, in his second term, no electoral pressure is on him now and his main preoccupation is what? Causing trivial splits, inc

FNC's Political Insiders Discuss Fiscal Cliff Deal: "Raping Of The Ordinary American"

Doug Schoen, Pat Caddell and fmr. Rep. John LeBoutillier (R-NY) weigh in on the fiscal cliff deal, spending cuts, Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense and the how Congress will deal with the sequestration. (via Johnny Dollar) DOUG SCHOEN: This is a huge victory for the Demo

Harry Reid: Hurricane Katrina "Nothing In Comparison" To Sandy

Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) criticizes Congress for not hastily appropriating federal money for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in New York and New Jersey while praising a more prompt response to Hurricane Katrina. REID: It's too bad that it's taking so long. When we had that devastating [Hurricane] Katrina, we were there within days tak

Sen. Ted Cruz: "I'm A Conservative Because Conservative Policies Work"

SEN. TED CRUZ (R-TEXAS): The reason why I'm a conservative is because conservative policies work and they improve opportunities. They are the avenue for climbing the economic dream. And what I have been talking about for many years is opportunity conservatism, that every policy should focus like a laser on easing the means of ascent up the economic

Hume: Obama Believes Hagel Will Be A Counterforce To The Pentagon And Not An Advocate

BRIT HUME: The only thing I can think of is that he believes that Hagel is a kind of maverick, would not drink the kool-aid as the White House may see it on Pentagon, military spending and so on. That he would be a counterforce over there and not an advocate for the armed forces in a way that even Leon Panetta has become. You know, the warnings

Van Hollen: Opposition To More Taxes Paired With Spending Cuts "Recipe For More Gridlock"

JOHN ROBERTS, FOX NEWS: We were talking before the program started. Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader, said just a few minutes ago on another Sunday morning program, the revenue piece of this is done. No more taxes. The president wants more taxes. He wants to close some loopholes and limit deductions. Chris Van Hollen, how is this figh

Nancy Pelosi: Taxing Top Earners Even More "Not Off The Table"

BOB SCHIEFFER, CBS NEWS: People who are listening to you this morning are going to say, 'She's talking about more taxes, she's talking about bringing in more in one way or another by increasing taxes.' REP. NANCY PELOSI (D-CALI.): One thing I'm not talking about is bringing in more at the expense of the middle class -- at the expense of the midd

Sen. Mitch McConnell: "The Tax Issue Is Finished, Over, Completed"

STEPHANOPOULOS: And the question is, how will you follow through on your strategy? And, you know, there are -- a lot of your allies are worried about the -- about that prospect. The Wall Street Journal editorial page said the political result will be far worse if Republicans start this fight only to cave in the end. You can't take a hostage you are

"Meet The Press" Panel On Fiscal Cliff Fallout And The Debt Ceiling

Newt Gingrich, E.J. Dionne, Xavier Becerra, Carly Fiorina and Angus King discuss.

"This Week" Roundtable On Debt Ceiling Fight, Boehner, Hagel, Hillary & More

George Will, Greta Van Susteren, Gwen Ifill, Robert Reich and Jonathan Karl debate.

Ifill vs. Van Susteren On Gun Violence: Rappers Not Responsible For Deaths

VAN SUSTEREN: You know what -- really, we should take a look a little bit more at ourselves, from top to bottom. I mean, we have so much violence surrounding us that we think is OK. When we go to the movies, we see it, it's OK. Obviously, you can't legislate against things like that. Even the president of the United States sends rappers to the Whit

"Fox News Sunday" Panel On Gun Control

The Fox News Sunday panel continues their discussion on gun control.

Newt Gingrich: GOP Should Consider A Government Shutdown, It Works

NEWT GINGRICH: Let me ask you this. And I appreciate E.J.'s support here. But I want to make a point that probably he may not be as enthusiastic about. They have two vehicles. They have a continuing resolution, which is at the end of March, and they have the sequester bill. Now, these are legitimate government spending bills. The debt ceiling is d

"Reliable Sources" Analyzes Al Gore Sale Of Current To Al Jazeera

Former Al Jazeera English anchor Dave Marash talks to Howard Kurtz about his old employer's takeover of Current TV.

McConnell: No Medicare for Millionaires And Billionaires

SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): I have said repeatedly publicly and other members have that until you adjust the eligibility for entitlements, do things like raising the age for Medicare for future beneficiaries, not for those currently receiving or those about to receive, have serious means testing for high income people. You know, Warren Buffett is

CNN's Candy Crowley On Problems With Chuck Hagel's Record

"State of the Union" examines some of the issues with Pres. Obama nominating Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense.

Bob Schieffer: Washington, Once Home To Bipartisan Giants

BOB SCHIEFFER: Watching the blundering ineptitude and the vulgar partisanship of last week made me think of other days our modern politicians may have forgotten-an era when Washington actually worked. When Lyndon Johnson was thrust into the presidency after the assassination of John Kennedy one of the first people he called for help was former R

"Face The Nation" Panel On Upcoming Battles In Congress

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Penn., Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn., and Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., preview what to expect from the 113th Congress. And David Sanger and Rana Foroohar discuss what they think it will take Congress to solve the upcoming budget battle.

Durbin: Tax Reform Should Be Looked At In Next Budget Negotiation

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) on whether the President is willing to negotiate with Congress on the debt ceiling debate.

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