December 5, 2013 Archives

December 5, 2013 Archives

Obama On Republicans: "They've Got To Be Embarrassed"

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, I think that there's so much focus on the politics of the base, and Republicans being worried about getting challenged during the primary season that that inhibits a lot of cooperation that is there. And I actually think there's a bunch of Republicans who want to get stuff done. They've got to be embarrassed. The truth of the

Obama: "When We Do Things Right, They Don't Get A Lot Of Attention"

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Back in 1964, we looked it up, a Pew study, 76% of the American people believed that most of the time, almost always, the federal government did the right thing. Now it's down to less than 20%. The trust question. The commitments you made before the rollout with health care. What is it? What is it? It's a serial decline, Mr. Preside

Obama: Ongoing Obamacare Problems Don't Reflect On My Personal Management Style

CHRIS MATTHEWS: When Secretary Sebelius appeared in that hearing and she was asked by [Congresswoman] Marsha Blackburn, who's in charge, it took awhile for her to answer. And she finally got to the Chief Operating Officer of CMS, the Center for Medicaid and Medicare, and it didn't seem like there was a strong top-down authority system from you. Did

Chris Matthews Elated By Obama: "He Came To Us Today, He Came Amongst Us"

DAVID CORN: I saw a president who remains frustrated with the political-media culture that he has to work within, and that he's looking to rally people, students here, and supporters, and people within the media. CHRIS MATTHEWS: But David Corn, you skeptic. He came to us today. He came amongst us. CORN: He's trying to rally people behind this

Krauthammer On Dems Defending Obamacare: "I Can't Believe It's A Coordinated Campaign, It's Too Insane"

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Look, as for Harry Reid, I can't believe it's a coordinated campaign. It's too insane. I think it's Harry Reid wearing, trying on a tin hat. And I would just say, Harry, give it up. You can argue all you want but the sunrises in the west, it's not going to work. And you get this sort of speaking against the wind on things that,

GOP Rep. Gowdy: If Obama Can Ignore Laws, What Prevents Him From Ignoring Election Laws?

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) Questions about the President's use of prosecutorial discretion at the House Judiciary Committee Hearing on the President's constitutional duty to faithfully execute the laws. "If the president can fail to enforce immigration laws, can the president likewise fail to enforce election laws?" Gowdy asked.

George Will: Young People Will Sign Up For Obamacare Due To Altruism Or Ignorance

GEORGE WILL: Well, Senator Reid should not try to be clever, it's very unbecoming. Because what he was doing was saying the president didn't say what the president has in his way, apologized for saying. The problem is they are now going into full-court press of millennials, who are also called invincibles because they don't realize they are going

Jeremy Scahill: Obama White House Doesn't Want Journalists, It Wants "State Media"

JEREMY SCAHILL: I was—I actually was just in London meeting with Alan and, you know, the other editors at The Guardian. And, you know, there is a war on journalism right now. And in some countries, like Mexico, it comes in the form of journalists being assassinated on an almost weekly basis by narco-cartels or people that have links to the Mexica

Obama: Media Trying To "Divide And Splinter" Us

PRESIDENT OBAMA: I think, you know, the interesting thing about now having been president for five years is it makes you humbler as opposed to cockier about what you as an individual can do. You recognize that you're just part of a sweep of history. And your job really is to push the boulder up the hill just a little bit before somebody else pushes

Sarah Palin On Martin Bashir's Resignation: Let's "Move On"

Sarah Palin joins Fox & Friends to discuss MSNBC host Martin Bashir's resignation over comments he made about her. PALIN: My role is to accept his apology and be humble enough to accept it move on. But I just hope that unprovoked attacks like this don't result in people being hesitant to jump in the arena anyway. To get out there and serve the p

CNN Reporter To Carney: Despite His Speech, Income Inequality Has Increased Under Obama

JIM ACOSTA, CNN: A big part of his speech yesterday was about income inequality. I mean, he said this is one of the driving motivations of the remainder of his presidency. But that disparity has been exacerbated by... JAY CARNEY: To the contrary. You were here, you saw that for the first time in decades because of the president we reduced unfair

Dem Sen. Mary Landrieu: I Would Vote For Obamacare Again

"The Affordable Care Act, as I said, the bill itself has very good concepts, and yes, I would support it again. But that doesn’t excuse the poor rollout of what should have happened. There should not have been a glitch in the software," Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana) told WAFB-TV, a local CBS affiliate in Baton Rouge.

Obama: Mandela Now "Belongs To The Ages"

White House: President Obama says that Nelson Mandela's journey from a prisoner to President embodied the promise that human beings, and countries, can change for the better, and asks that we pause and give thanks for the fact that Mandela lived -- a man who took history in his hands, and bent the arc of the moral universe toward justice.

Priebus: RNC Has Begun "Focusing" On Hillary Clinton

REINCE PRIEBUS, RNC CHAIR: I think that there's a lot of rough stuff coming out on Hillary. But I think you're right, I think that we have to be very aggressive on what she's done and what she hasn't done, and the things that she is famous for, like a botched health care roll out in the '90s and Benghazi and the things that she is involved with tha

"Special Report" Panel: Can Site Upgrade Fix Obamacare?

Bret Baier hosts a discussion about the latest Obamacare fix.

Chris Hayes: The Life Cycle Of An Obamacare Lie

Chris Hayes talks with Eric Boehner and Rep. Keith Ellison about the relaunch and the latest attacks on the law.

Matthews: The Right Wing's Impeachment Hearing

The Republican-led House Judiciary Committee held a hearing yesterday called: "The President’s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Executive The Laws." Chris Matthews has more with Jonathan Capehart and Dana Milbank.

Dennis Miller On Americans Not Trusting Each Other, Air Travel, Amazon Drones

Dennis Miller joins Bill in studio to weigh in with his take on a recent Associated Press poll claiming that Americans are very suspicious of each other.

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