January 20, 2013 Archives

January 20, 2013 Archives

Rand Paul: GOP Must "Evolve And Adapt" Or Be A Permanent Minority

AARON KLEIN, WABC-AM HOST: There has been speculation, in the past, different politicians who visit Israel are, among many other things, have presidential ambitions. So I have to ask you about 2016, any big plans to run as of now? SEN. RAND PAUL (R-KY): We have decided. We will continue to pursue and try to make that decision over the next two y

George Will: Obama's Powers Of Persusion A "Myth"

“Well, are they?” George Will said, questioning the likelihood that Obama’s proposals are viable in Congress. “A durable myth of the Obama presidency, to which Mr. Obama subscribes, is that he’s tremendously persuasive. I don’t think his advocacy of Obamacare and the health care bill supports that. It did pass with chicanery and reconci

"This Week" Roundtable: Obama's Gun Control Plan

George Will, Cokie Roberts, Matthew Dowd, Jennifer Granholm and Rick Santorum.



"Meet The Press" Panel: What To Expect From Obama's Second Term

A Meet the Press panel discusses the challenges facing President Obama in his second term.

"Face The Nation" Panel: Battles Ahead At Home And Abroad

Bob Woodward deems the President's first term "not bad," and Dee Dee Myers, Peggy Noonan and former Sec. Condoleezza Rice weigh in on his first term and the battles ahead abroad and at home.

Scarborough: Gerrymandering Delivered The House To The Republicans

JOE SCARBOROUGH: The-- the vision that-- that Republicans have to speak to the middle class concerns. And it’s not just about the debt, even though that’s the issue that personally matters the most to me. This party has been getting smaller and smaller and smaller. William F. Buckley in the 1960s at some point had to start defining the boundari



Sens. Cruz, Schumer Discuss Gun Violence, Debt On "Meet The Press"

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) weigh in on the ongoing fiscal debates and gun control measures being discussed on Capitol Hill. SEN. CRUZ: What I don’t think is constructive is what the president is doing right now, which is in-- within minutes of that horrible tragedy in Newtown, the president began trying to

FNC's Political Insiders On Obama's Second Term; If GOP "Is A Party That Lost Its Way"

Doug Schoen and former Rep. John LeBoutillier (R-NY) discuss President Obama's second term during the weekly FOX News Political Insiders segment on the cable news network. Patrick Caddell is out sick this week. DOUG SCHOEN: They lost on taxes. They're folding on the debt ceiling. They're hoping the timing will be better to deal with

Plouffe: "We Are Going To Require Some More Revenues"

STEPHANOPOULOS: So the president likely to accept this, if they do, indeed, pass it. He has said he doesn't want to negotiate over the debt limit, but if they pass this, there's a breathing space. So will he start negotiations right now on the big budget issues after they pass this? PLOUFFE: Yeah, and, listen, we've been pretty clear. As you kno



Brokaw: GOP "Getting Smaller And Narrower"

TOM BROKAW: The president gets up with a robust electoral victory, a robust popular vote victory and starts his day with a nutritious breakfast. I mean, this is really going well for him at the dawn of the second term. You know, the debate within the Republican Party, which is underway right now, we just saw that over the weekend, in which they pul

Schumer: "Democrats Have Always Intended To Do A Budget This Year"

"We Democrats have always intended to do a budget this year, for two reasons. First, it is not true that we haven't had budget control in effect the last several years. The Budget Control act of 2011 put in rigid spending cuts, that were in effect last year. It was a trillion dollars, we didn't like it. It was a much more Republican type of proposa

Sen. Blunt: Obama Needs To Legislate "Realistically" In Second Term

CHRIS WALLACE, "FOX NEWS SUNDAY" MODERATOR: What about the White House argument, Senator, that you, congressional Republicans, have done everything you can to block his agenda? SEN. ROY BLUNT (R-MISSOURI): I just -- I think the greater historic argument would be that he has not really done much to advance a specific agenda. He speaks in general



"Saturday Night Live" Spoofs Piers Morgan, Lance Armstrong & Manti Te'o

NBC: Piers Morgan welcomes disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong fresh off his doping confession to Oprah, Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o, who sheds light on the scandal revolving his fake girlfriend, and Jodie Foster, who elaborates on her Golden Globes speech.

Axelrod: "Larger Priority" Of Second Term Is Rebuilding The Economy

GREGORY: To David Axelrod, Tom’s point, the perils of a second term, you all have certainly thought about this and talked to the president about it. How does he map out these next four years? MR. DAVID AXELROD (Senior Adviser, Obama 2012 Re-Election Campaign): Well, first of all, I want to say I-- I-- I appreciate the priorities that Tom laid

Newt Gingrich, CNN's "State Of The Union" Panel On Obama's Second Term

CNN: Former Democratic Senator Russ Feingold, Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, USA Today’s Susan Page and CNN Senior Political Analyst Ron Brownstein give a preview to President Obama's next four years.

Gergen: Country Would Be "Comfortable" With Biden As President

"I thought that was a sweet moment," CNN contributor and presidential adviser David Gergen said this morning about the swearing in of Vice President Biden. "There was something about that, just seemed to work very well for everybody. And to go back to Candy's (Crowley) point, he is very comfortable with himself and increasingly, I think the country

Plouffe: Obama Will Do "Better" Working With GOP Congress In 2nd Term

"Yes, we have some political divisions in this country," David Plouffe acknowledged, but added, "there's vast support out there for balanced deficit reaction, investments in education and manufacturing, immigration reform, gun safety. So on the issues the president intends to really push and focus on, there's massive support in the country, even am

Sen. Barrasso: Gun Control Proposals Won't Pass, Reid Won't Bring To The Floor

CANDY CROWLEY, CNN'S "STATE OF THE UNION" MODERATOR: Sure, I agree with you, but as you know, you deal with a lot of things up there and at the White House, people and their families deal with a lot of things, and one of the things out there are is gun control of some sort, something that addresses Newtown, whether it's gun control or better access

Santorum: Obama A "Sore Winner"

Rick Santorum, who refused to endorse Mitt Romney right after he dropped out of the Republican primary in 2012, calls President Obama a "sore winner."


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