November 21, 2013 Archives

November 21, 2013 Archives

George Will: New Filibuster Rules Could Lead To Repeal Of Obamacare

GEORGE WILL: There's no limiting principle in the principle that they're invoking, that is majorities should rule all the time. What this means is if in the spring of 2017 there is a Republican president, which there could be, the Republicans still hold the House and they have 51 Senators, they can repeal Obamacare with 51 votes. And I'm not sure t

Krauthammer On Filibuster Change: "Democrats Will Absolutely Rue The Day"

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I'm always amused by the nuclear option debate because it is without a doubt the most spectacular display of Congressional hypocrisy, which is saying a lot. Because whenever the minority party is arguing, it says that this is a very important, indeed a majestic part of our constitution. And as soon as the minority become the ma

Halperin On Obamacare: "No Doubt That The Press Failed To Scrutinize This Program"

LAURA INGRAHAM: The president always seems to see things in terms of political solutions or political responses. So the response here is, 'We have got to rebrand. We have got to sell it differently. We have to have a new ad. We have to have the website have more colors, whatever it is.' But isn't this more than a branding problem? This is a technic

Chuck Todd vs. WH's Earnest On Transparency, Compares White House To Putin

JOSH EARNEST, WHITE HOUSE: We are very committed that principle, about the important work that you and your colleagues do around here because it's good for our democracy. You've heard the president speak about this more eloquently than I can from here. CHUCK TODD: I understand that. But when you guys put out photos, that are Pete Souza only (Whi

Juan Williams On Obama Meeting: White House In "Full Fight Mode"

JON SCOTT: You were at the White House. You want to tell us about that? JUAN WILLIAMS: What happened was the White House invited a small group of journalists over to talk with the president. I can't tell you what the president said, that is off the record. But I met with other senior officials at the White House and I can tell you they are in f

Carville On "Awful" Obamacare Rollout: Obama "Has Himself To Blame"

JAMES CARVILLE: The truth of that is he could have said it a lot more elegantly than he did. I look at these polls, and I think it’s all self-inflicted. This rollout, which they’ve got to get right. It was a disaster. A joke. And there was a way to talk about how many people should get to keep their health insurance in a way that wouldn’t hav

Rand Paul: Harry Reid Is "The Dictator Of The Senate"

WOLF BLITZER: Senate Democrats have now pulled the trigger on what's called the nuclear option in a dramatic and historic move just moments ago. The Senate voted to change the rules of the United States Senate making it easier to end filibusters. The Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, say his took the action because of republicans blocking Preside

McConnell Hits Reid: "If You Like The Rules Of The Senate, You Can Keep Them"

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) slams Democrats for threatening to use the "nuclear option" to change filibuster rules. "Millions of Americans are hurting because of a law Washington Democrats forced upon them, and what do they do about it? They cook up some fake fight over judges," McConnell said.

Lanny Davis: We Should "Hit The Reset Button" On Obamacare

LANNY DAVIS: Well first of all, I hate the idea that we're blaming Barack Obama when people like myself, who have been members of Congress for years, supported this national healthcare idea. I think we all let the American people down by not thinking through how complicated trying to revolutionize the healthcare system would be. And I do think that

Judge Napolitano: Obamacare "Based Upon A Reliance On Obama's Deception"

JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO: This is the problem, when government attempts to manage something that is constitutionally and institutionally incapable of managing. We learned in the past two weeks that lawyers for the Justice Department a year ago had said in briefs submitted to federal courts, people are going to lose their coverage once Obamacare beco

Flashback: Reid Calls Filibuster "Part Of The Fabric" Of The Senate In 2005

"The filibuster is not a scheme, and it certainly isn’t new," Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) said on the Senate floor in 2005. "The filibuster is far from a procedural gimmick. It’s part of the fabric of this institution we call the Senate."

GOP Sen. Alexander: Nuclear Option "Should Be Called Obamacare II"

SEN. LAMAR ALEXANDER (R-TN): I think what makes Americans angry about Obamacare is it is taking us in the wrong direction, it is the 3,000-page bill, but as much as anything else it is the raw exercise of political power in the middle of the night during a snowstorm to pass a bill by a partisan vote, without any bipartisan support.

Fournier: As Soon As A President Loses Credibility With The Public, "They Are Toast"

MEGYN KELLY: Ron Fournier is a national correspondent for National Journal and is my guest now. Ron, good to see you. So, boy, people did not like that comparison, particularly people on the left saying you have to be crazy. People died after Hurricane Katrina. They died, of course, in the Iraq war. How could you compare the failed rollout o

Obama Supports Nuclear Option: "Today's Pattern Of Obstruction Just Isn't Normal"

PRESIDENT OBAMA: It's no secret that the American people have probably never been more frustrated with Washington, and one of the reasons why that is is that over the past five years, we've seen an unprecedented pattern of obstruction in Congress that's prevented too much of the American people's business from getting done. All too often we've s

RCP's Caitlin Huey-Burns Explains The Nuclear Option

RCP's Caitlin Huey-Burns and CBS News' Steve Chaggaris discuss the consequences of the passage of a rules change in the Senate some call the “nuclear option.” 

"Special Report" Panel Debates: Is Healthcare A Right Or A Privilege?

Andrew Napolitano, Tucker Carlson, and Juan Williams debate.

Maddow: Why Democrats Want Liz Warren To Run

Senator Elizabeth Warren talks with Rachel Maddow about her advocacy for expanding Social Security and how she thinks she can reignite the Democrats’ economic populism.

Hayes: The Trey Radel Story: More Than Just Cocaine

Trey Radel pled guilty Wednesday for attempting to buy cocaine from an undercover officer in Dupont Circle -- but there’s even more hypocrisy to the story of the now-infamous “hip hop conservative” than meets the eye.

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