February 27, 2014 Archives

February 27, 2014 Archives

Don Lemon: "You Weigh How Much You Should Criticize The President Because He's Black"

DON LEMON: But, Jake, he is the African-American president. He's an African-American president. He's a president of all people but, again, he has a responsibility as president to help everyone but he is a black man. And as I said, he understands the issues that we as African-Americans face more than any other president that we have had. You kno

Turley: "We Are Now At A Constitutional Tipping Point In Our System"

George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley testifies before the House Judiciary Committee. "I testified at the earlier hearing about the separation of powers, its history and its function and also my view that the president has in fact exceeded his authority in a way that is creating a destabilizing influence in a tripartite or t

Boehner Declines To Endorse Dave Camp's Tax Reform

Speaker John Boehner declines to endorse Ways & Means Committee chairman Dave Camp's plan for a rewrite of the country's tax code. Boehner said that it is only a "discussion draft" that will begin a "conversation" about the issues.

Greenwald: Intelligence Services Using "False Flag Operations" To Discredit Opponents

GLENN GREENWALD: These documents were some of the ones that I found most disturbing pretty early on, because they talk about how the British Government, and this is a presentation made to the NSA and three other allies about how the British government and its intelligen

Ted Cruz: You Don't Win Elections By Rolling Over

TED CRUZ: We've got to win elections. You know what, you don't win elections by rolling over. You win elections by drawing a line in the sand and giving people a reason to show up and vote. Look at the last four election cycles, in 2008, 2012, we followed the leadership strategy of keep your head down and don't rock the boat, and Republicans got

Sen. Corker Compares Harry Reid To Vladimir Putin

"I think it's very, very unfortunate that Sen. Reid has taken the action he's taken, and that's actually had the impact of now us having these empty posts because, obviously, understand McConnell's position. If you allow people just to, again, run roughshod over you -- just like we're seeing right now with Putin in Russia, right? He's getting no pu

Sen. Reid: The Koch Brothers Are "Un-American"

SEN. HARRY REID: What is going on with these two brothers who made billions of dollars last year in an attempt to buy our democracy is dishonest, deceptive, false and unfair. Just because you have huge amounts of money, you should not be able to run these false, misleading ads by the hundreds of millions of dollars. They hide behind all kinds of en

Mike Allen: Joe Biden Taking "A Shot At Hillary Clinton" For 2016

MIKE ALLEN: [Biden] thinks he is "the most qualified" for '16, a shot at Hillary Clinton there. He says he's seen her up close and believes he can go toe-to-toe with her. Will he? The vice president's plan is travel around the country as much as he can, helping out candidates running in the midterm. Talking about infrastructure around the country.

Jon Stewart: Fox News Inflames Tension Over Made Up "War On Religion"

Jon Stewart connects the dots between the right-wing media's "War on Christianity" fear-mongering and irrational overreactions like the "anti-gay" bill passed by the Arizona legislature.

Matthews: Tea Party Cruz "Missile" Headed "Directly For The U.S. Capitol"

CHRIS MATTHEWS: American democracy has rested on the people's changing loyalties between two major political parties, like two teams taking their turns at bat. For a century and a half we have chosen either a Democrat or Republican to be our president. Democrats or Republicans have controlled each of the two houses of Congress. But, what if one of

Spike Lee Rants Against Gentrification Of New York City

Spike Lee goes on a passionate rant about the harm he sees gentrification ("Christopher Columbus Syndrome") inflicting upon black neighborhoods in New York. "You can't discover this! We been here. You just can't come and bogart," he told an audience Tuesday at the Pratt Institute in Fort Greene, Brooklyn (where he grew up). "I don't see a lot of g

ESPN's Tony Kornheiser On Arizona: Are Gays Supposed To Wear A "Yellow Star"?

“How are [homosexuals] supposed to be identified? Should they wear a yellow star? My people went through that at one point,” Kornheiser speculated Wednesday, a few hours prior to Governor Jan Brewer’s veto of the bill later in the evening.

Yanukovich Says He's Still President, Asks Russia For Protection

Russia Today (RT) reports that ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich still considers himself the legitimate leader of Ukraine and has asked Russia to ensure his safety against the actions of "extremists" that took power in Kiev.

CBS News Poll: 59 Percent "Disappointed" By Barack Obama

SCOTT PELLEY, CBS NEWS: There is news tonight about the presidency, both the man who holds the office, and the folks who might want to succeed him. A CBS News/ New York Times poll out tonight find only 40% of Americans are satisfied with the presid

Seth Rogen: We Must Educate People About Alzheimer's Disease

Actor Seth Rogen joins Chris Matthews to discuss his testimony on Capitol Hill at a Senate subcommittee hearing about the future of Alzheimer’s research.

Cenk Uygur: Video Of Police Abuse Is "Maddening" And "Soul-Crushing"

In the video, a man is confronted by a pair of officers as he exits a New York City bus. After following their instructions, the man attempts to stand up when the two officers grab him and push him to the ground. The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break down what abuses like this mean for the future of American freedom.

"Special Report" Panel: What If "Designer Babies" Become A Reality?

Steve Hayes, George Will, and Mara Liasson join Bret Baier to discuss the morality and practicality of genetic engineering in humans.

Goodlatte: Congress Must Act To Halt Executive Overreach

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), the chairman of the House Judiciary committee tells Megyn Kelly that the time has come for Congress to halt the acquisition of power by the executive branch and that although "it didn't start with Obama," now is the time to act.

Maddow: U.S. Should Cut Foreign Aid To Uganda Over Anti-Gay Law

Rachel Maddow explains the situation surrounding a horrifying new law in Uganda which punishes homosexuality with life in prison. 

Bill O'Reilly: Are You Your Brother's Keeper?

BILL O'REILLY: Now, the government is somewhat limited in what it can do. But it certainly can make it an issue. Having children out of wedlock is not good. Bringing children into the world when you can't support them is stupid and cruel. This message should be drummed into every American. It should be done in school, public school, private school

Catholic League President: Marriage Is Not About Love

Catholic League President Bill Donohue debates the merits of gay marriage with CNN's Chris Cuomo. 

Charles Krauthammer Responds To Climate Change Group Trying To Silence Him

Charles Krauthammer reacts to those who call climate change "settled science" and circulated a petition to block a recent column of his from appearing in the Washington Post.  

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