January 20, 2015 Archives

January 20, 2015 Archives

Whoopi Rips Rogen & Moore's Criticism of American Sniper: "Opinions Are Like Buttholes, Everyone's Got One"

On Tuesday's broadcast of ABC's The View, co-host Whoopi Goldberg chastised both Seth Rogen and Michael Moore for their criticism of the film American Sniper. Co-host Nicolle Wallace read out tweets from Rogen and Moore where they slammed the movie. Rogen wrote i

Republicans Applaud Obama Saying "I Have No More Campaigns To Run;" Obama: "I Know, Because I Won"

Obama received applause from the Republican side of the aisle after he said, "I have no more campaigns to run." Obama shot back: "I know, because I won both of them."

Frank Luntz Focus Group Reacts To Obama's 2015 State Of The Union Address

A Frank Luntz focus group reacts to the 2015 State of the Union on tonight's broadcast of FOX News' Kelly File.

Chris Matthews: There Were A Lot Of People Who Shared Obama's Hope, "Our Network Especially"

"I think he made a mistake tonight about cable television. I there are a lot of people -- our network especially -- who have hoped and in fact shared his hope with regard to the end of racial division and the need for the continuing hope, for that aspiration and not it all all benefited from it," MSNBC's Chris Matthews said in reaction to President

Sen. Joni Ernst Delivers Republican Response To Obama's 2015 State Of The Union Address

SEN. JONI ERNST (R-IOWA): I’m Joni Ernst. As a mother, a soldier, and a newly elected senator from the great State of Iowa, I am proud to speak with you tonight. A few moments ago, we heard the President lay out his vision for the year to come. Even if we may not always agree, it’s important to hear different points of view in this great co

George Will on Joni Ernst: "A Semi-Star Was Born Tonight," "Refreshing"

GEORGE WILL, FNC: I was in my annual rant about the staleness of the state of the union spectacle, which is in a way degrading to all participants. I think tonight a semi-star was born, I think Senator Ernst from Iowa helped put a fresh face on the Republican Party. I think the president gave a curious speech saying we're all going to get along an

Obama: I Will Veto Any Bill "Taking Away Health Insurance," Or Reversing "Past Battles on Immigration"

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: At every step, we were told our goals were misguided or too ambitious; that we would crush jobs and explode deficits. Instead, we’ve seen the fastest economic growth in over a decade, our deficits cut by two-thirds, a stock market that has doubled, and health care inflation at its lowest rate in fifty years. So the verd

Earnest: "World Is Not At War With Islam;" We're At War With Those Who Carry Out Attacks In The Name Of Islam

On FOX News this morning, White House press secretary said "individuals who in the name of Islam try to carry out acts of violence" are "one" of the "chief threats" the U.S. faces. "There is no question that one of the chief threats we face if not the chief threat that we face right now is from extremists across the globe who in the name of Isl

Obama: "The Shadow Of Crisis Has Passed, And The State Of The Union Is Strong"

PRESIDENT OBAMA, STATE OF THE UNION: America, for all that we’ve endured; for all the grit and hard work required to come back; for all the tasks that lie ahead, know this: The shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong. At this moment — with a growing economy, shrinking deficits, bustling industry, and booming

Donna Brazile: How To Compromise In Washington

Brazile talks about working with Newt Gingrich and other Republicans.

Wasserman Schultz: "Very Likely" Senate Dems Will Use Filibuster As Aggressively As Republicans Did

JOY REID, MSNBC: Congresswoman, you know the president obviously now has higher approval ratings. He goes into this State of the Union in better shape than he has been in previous [years]. But there's also this poll that shows Republicans taking the brunt of the public's criticism as being too stubborn in dealing with the president but also 45% of

Full Video: President Obama Delivers 2015 State Of The Union Address

President Barack Obama delivers his sixth State of the Union address, at the United States Capitol, January 20, 2015.

Obama on Guantanamo: "I Will Not Relent In My Determination To Shut It Down"

PRESIDENT OBAMA, STATE OF THE UNION: As Americans, we have a profound commitment to justice — so it makes no sense to spend three million dollars per prisoner to keep open a prison that the world condemns and terrorists use to recruit. Since I’ve been President, we’ve worked responsibly to cut the population of Gitmo in half. Now it’s t

Harvey Weinstein: "Michael Moore May Have Gotten Misquoted" On American Sniper Comment

Movie producer Harvey Weinstein tells CBS This Morning that Michael Moore may have been "misquoted" when he called snipers cowardly. Weinstein says Moore's family looks at snipers a "certain way." In a Facebook post over the weekend, Moore said his uncle was killed by

Obama: "Climate Change Poses Immediate Risks To Our National Security"

PRESIDENT OBAMA, STATE OF THE UNION: No challenge — no challenge — poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change. 2014 was the planet’s warmest year on record. Now, one year doesn’t make a trend, but this does — 14 of the 15 warmest years on record have all fallen in the first 15 years of this century.

Bobby Jindal Doubles Down On "No-Go Zone" Comments

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal defends comments he made about "no-go zones" in Europe, where nations allegedly cede authority to Muslim immigrants. LOUISIANA GOVERNOR BOBBJY JINDAL: Radical Islamists hate our values. They threaten our way of life. They don't appreciate, they don't condone freedom of expression and self determination

Ed Schultz on American Sniper: "I Was Disturbed By The Movie"

ED SCHULTZ, MSNBC: At face value, American Sniper serves to highlight some of the most disturbing consequences of this war. It humanizes the struggle of soldiers returning from combat with post-traumatic stress disorder. It also serves as a harsh reminder that Americans were sent to war under false pretense. That's how I took it. The movie's succes

"The Nightly Show" With Larry Wilmore: Cory Booker Joins Panel On Black Protests

LARRY WILMORE, THE NIGHTLY SHOW: I was reading, you actually wrote an article after the Rodeny King riots? SEN. CORY BOOKER (D-New Jersey): Yes. LARRY WILMORE: Where you said I'm 6 foot 3 inches, 230 pounds -- I don't know how much you weigh, I made it up. So, 23 years later, does someone like you still scare people? CORY BOOKER: Well, I

Bill O'Reilly: Obama's State of the Union Address Is "An Evening Of Propaganda"

BILL O'REILLY: As you may know, the President gives his annual State of the Union address tomorrow evening and is expected to ask for higher taxes on businesses and the affluent. He may also ask Republicans and some Democrats to back off on Iran, which is evolving into a very dangerous situation. A new poll by ABC News says the President's job a

Chuck Todd vs. David Axelrod: Is The President "Setting The Table" For 2016?

CHUCK TODD, MSNBC: It is amazing how this state of the union and the debate surrounding it really is so campaign message oriented, and you know, Josh says, hey, the president, you know, he's run his last campaign. Factually correct, right? The president can't run again. But this whole thing feels as if it's being -- this agenda is about setting the

Earnest: We Should Close "Trust Fund Loophole" To Benefit Middle Class Families

JOSH EARNEST, WH PRESS SECRETARY: I think what you can look for tonight from the president is a focus on middle class economics. That's similar to what the president has been talking about throughout his tenure here in office. The difference is that now we have the economy on solid enough footing and a little momentum behind this that we can start

CNN Reporter in Yemen: Sana'a "Has Fallen" To Shi'ite Militia: "A Coup, President Has No Control"

Yemen's presidential palace has been completely taken over by Shi'ite Houthi rebels, CNN reported on Tuesday amid reports of renewed clashes in the capital Sana'a. NICK PATON WALSH, CNN: The Houthis, that is the rebel movement, are essentially a tribal militia who swept across the capital in the past few months. They are increasingl

"Special Report" Panel: The Obama Approach to Terrorism

Charles Krauthammer, Ron Fournier and Tucker Carlson join Bret Baier to discuss the threat of terrorism after key administration officials said that is was only a "matter of time" until an attack hits home.

McDonough: Paris Snub "Rests On Me," Media "Melee That Ensued" "Obfuscated" Progress With Allies

DENIS McDONOUGH, WH CHIEF OF STAFF: You know, Matt we said we regretted not sending anyone more senior than our ambassador. That rests on me, that's my job. I regretted it in particular because of the melee that assumed after that has covered up and obfuscated some very good progress that our intelligence agencies, our law enforcement and FBI and D

Donna Brazile: The Roots Of Martin Luther King Day

Donna Brazile and Carl Cannon recall the compromises which led to the holiday.

China Okasi: Boko Haram Will Be A Problem For Hillary Clinton

LAWRENCE O'DONNELL: I'm not sure exactly when I heard about Boko Harum, but it might have been when they kidnapped the girls. That is when the world started paying attention. CHINA OKASI, DEMOCRATIC STRATEGIST: Well. This is going to be a problem for Hilary Clinton because Boko Harum has been around for quite a while, it became a stronger hold

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