January 28, 2015 Archives

January 28, 2015 Archives

Krauthammer on WH's Taliban Remarks: "This Is Embarrassing," "You Can't Parody This Administration"

Charles Krauthammer reacts to White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz refusing to call the Taliban a terrorist group and instead an "armed insurgency." CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: It slits thro

Boehner: "I Was In The Tea Party Before There Was A Tea Party"

JOHN BOEHNER, SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: Listen, I was the Tea Party before there was a Tea Party. I understand their concerns. I understand their frustrations. But we have a "Constitution" that we abide by and we're going to live by. And that means we've got separate and equal branches of the government. And whether people like it or not, Barack Ob

White House: Taliban An "Armed Insurgency," Not A "Terrorist Group" Like ISIL

At Wednesday's White House press briefing, deputy press secretary Eric Schultz wouldn't call the Taliban a terrorist group, instead referring to it as "an armed insurgency." "The Taliban is still conducting terrorist attacks. You can't really say the war has ended as far as they are concerned," ABC's Jonathan Karl said at the briefing. "Well,

Cruz To Loretta Lynch: "Would You Trust John Mitchell To Investigate Richard Nixon?"

SEN. TED CRUZ (R-TX): Let me ask a more general question. Would you trust John Mitchell (Attorney General under Nixon) to investigate Richard Nixon? LORETTA LYNCH, NOMINEE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL: You're referring to former Attorney General Mitchell? CRUZ: Yes. LYNCH: Again, Senator, again, based on that hypothetical, I'd have to know what

Krauthammer: Boehner Inviting Netanyahu To Address Congress "A Mistake"

BRET BAIER: The speaker defended his invite to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. He said there is antipathy in this administration towards Netanyahu and "they don't try to hide it." CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I think that's right and I think it was good that he was honest enough and candid enough to say anybody who has watched the administration who h

Boehner On Obama Admin's "Antipathy" Toward Netanyahu: "They Don't Even Try To Hide It"

Speaker of the House John Boehner discusses his invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress in an interview with Special Report host Bret Baier. BRET BAIER, SPECIAL REPORT: Are you surprised by the pushback about your invite of the Israeli prime minister to speak to Congress? SPEAKER JOHN BO

Andrea Mitchell: I Don't Know What Obama Meant When He Said There's Been Progress In Syria

ANDREA MITCHELL, NBC NEWS: What the president proposed in the state of the union to have an authorization of the use of force will be taken up and especially with John McCain now as chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee will probably come together on the ground rules, but what is very striking... is that in the president's state of the union

Obama: I'm Declining to Meet With Netanyahu Because It's Too Close To Election, "Inappropriate"

FAREED ZAKARIA, CNN HOST: Last week, it was announced that the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is going to come to Washington and do a joint session of Congress at the invitation of the Republican speaker of the House. Many people are saying this is rebuttal of your arguments of negotiations with Iran, or a possible deal with Iran. Do you

Lynch on Illegals: "Right To Work Is Shared By Everyone In This Country Regardless Of Status"

SEN. JEFF SESSIONS (R-AL): The president's action would give people who came here unlawfully the right to work, participate in social security and medicare, when Congress has not done that, allows them to stay for at least a period lawfully. Let me ask you, in the workplace of America today when we have a high number of unemployed, we have had decl

Lynch: "AG Has A Unique Responsibility To Provide Independent And Objective Advice To The President"

SEN. JEFF SESSIONS (R-AL): I think I just passed my time in the Senate longer than I spent in the Department of Justice. It was a great honor to serve that and I have high ideals for this department. And we understand that the Attorney General is America's premier law enforcement officer, senior law enforcement officer in America. He or she sets th

Tom Bevan On The Confirmation Hearings Of Loretta Lynch

Co-founder of RCP Tom Bevan appeared on Fox News Wednesday morning, saying that president Obama's Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch will try to distance herself from Eric Holder and stay out of the headlines. Also, the latest on Obamacare and the deficit.

McCain on Michael Moore's American Sniper Comments: Does He Want Us To Go Back To Hand-To-Hand Fighting?

SEN. JOHN McCAIN (R-AZ): Sometimes when I hear an idiotic statement like that from someone like Michael Moore I don't want to dignify it with a response because it's so outrageous... That's like saying we should not use airplanes, we should not use tanks, we should not use any other weapon. What does he want us to do, go back to hand-to-hand fig

"The Nightly Show" Panel: A Debate on Vaccinating Children

Holly Phillips, Judy Gold, Zoey O'Toole and Mike Yard debate vaccinating your infant and the effect it may have in childhood development. Host Larry Wilmore moderates.

Jon Stewart Mocks TV Coverage Of Snow Storm, Savages CNN & MSNBC For Mobile Coverage

Daily Show: When Winter Storm Juno hits New York City more mildly than originally predicted, the media decides to carry on with their extensive coverage of the storm anyway.

O'Reilly: 2016 Is Already Interesting; And Jeb, Mitt & Rand Didn't Even Show Up

BILL O'REILLY: In Iowa last weekend Nine Republicans showed up to present themselves to potential voters. Romney, Jeb Bush, Rand Paul were not there but the gathering got a bunch of attention signaling the start of a very intense election cycle which is liable to be exhausting before it is all over. Early polling really doesn't matter because so

Pentagon Spokesman: Pentagon Being Pressured To Delay Bergdahl Charges Is "Ludicrous"

Pentagon spokesperson Rear Adm. John Kirby says it's "ludicrous" that the White House is pressuring the Pentagon to delay charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl "Oh, my goodness, no," Kirby said about the claim. "That is the most ludicrous claim I’ve heard in the last few days. He has whatever authority to take whatever recommendation he wants. No

Joe Scarborough: "In This Moment You See Just How Important Saudi Arabia Is To America's Leaders"

MIKA BRZEZINSKI, MSNBC: As many as 30 top officials will join President Obama in a U.S.-led delegation to meet Saudi Arabia's new monarch and pay respects to his late predecessor King Abdullah. Reuters calls it a "hastily organized trip" which underscores the importance of the American relationship with the Arab power. Among those visiting, Sen. Jo

"Special Report" Panel: Does Obama Know How To Handle Terror Or Iran?

Bret Baier hosts Mara Liasson, Charles Krauthammer, and Yochi Dreazen a columnist at Foreign Policy.

Joan Walsh: Steve King "Has Said Some Of The Worst Things I Have Heard About Immigrants"

Republican strategist John Brabender and Salon’s Joan Walsh join Chris Matthews for a look at the influence of controversial Iowa Rep. Steve King on the Republican presidential nomination process for 2016. JOAN WALSH: It is an incredible development that you have top-line contenders going to kiss the ring of Steve King -- it is no

MSNBC Panel: Does It Matter If "American Sniper" Is Fiction?

On The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell: What does "American Sniper" teach us about war? Alyssa Rosenberg and Courtney Duckworth join Lawrence. COURTNEY DUCKWORTH, FREELANCE JOURNALIST: More than any specific detail, what isn't true is the character of Chris Kyle, and that climactic moment where he kills the Iraqi sniper, those mom

Jon Stewart: Drone That Crashed on WH Law Posed No Threat Because "Drones Love Obama"

Jon Stewart makes fun of the drone that crashed on part of the White House property, saying it was probably trying to give President Obama a job application.

MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Declares Fox News & Rupert Murdoch Hate Romney, "Love Jeb"

Joe Scarborough & Mika Brzezinski report that Rupert Murdoch "appears to be impressed" with Jeb Bush, especially his immigration policy.

Chris Matthews Predicts: Obama's Approval Rating Will Continue To Climb To Mid-50s

On his MSNBC program Tuesday night, Hardball host Chris Matthews predicted President Obama's approval rating, currently at 50% according to Gallup, will rise to the "mid-50s." "What do you make

Brian Billick: People Are Skeptical Because Of Past History Of New England Patriots

SEAN HANNITY, FOX NEWS: When the Patriots taped an opposing team, I think it was 2007, it became Spygate. So now the Patriots are in Deflategate. Do you think some of this is warranted? Or is this just part of the gamesmanship? In other words, are they really cheating to get an advantage like a player that might use steroids, or is this minor stuff

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