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Condoleezza Rice Says "No Way" To VP For Romney

In an interview with "CBS This Morning," former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said, "There is no way that I will do this," when asked if she would accept a position as the No. 2 on this year's Republican presidential ticket. "I didn't run for student council president. I don't see myself in any way in elected office. I love policy. I'm not particularly fond of politics," she told host Charlie Rose, adding that she thinks Romney has "terrific judgment." Send to a Friend |

Pelosi Defends ObamaCare: GOP Doesn't "Believe In A Government Role"

"I think we are ironclad on the constitutionality of the bill. We believe in the Constitution. We believe in judicial review," she said Friday in an interview on "CBS This Morning." "I think it's also important for the public to know that obstruction is the agenda of the Republican party. If they win, that will be their agenda. They don't believe in a government role, clean air, clean water. You name it," she said. Send to a Friend |

Krugman: Cutbacks In Public Sector Are What's Hurting The Recovery

“The real story about this economy is that the cutbacks at the public sector are what’s hurting the recovery," Paul Krugman said in his defense of President Obama declaring the private second to be just fine. “By this point in Obama’s presidency, if we had normal public sector job growth, we would have around 800,000 more people. Firefighters, schoolteachers, police officers. Instead, we’ve got 600,000 fewer. So right there, it’s like 1.4 million jobs that we should have had in the public sector. And, of course, those would have translated into more private sector jobs too. So that’s what he was trying to get at, and of course, he screwed up the line," Krugman said on CBS's "This Morning." Send to a Friend |

Axelrod: Voters "Are Going To Judge What The President Has Done"

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"This is the kind of thing that we do in campaigns. Your community and my community. We get all excited about it. The question is what it means. Is there transcendent meaning to it in November? Will people be making judgments on this? No, they are going to judge what the president has done," David Axelrod told host Charlie Rose on CBS's "This Morning." Axelrod was responding to criticism from Obama's line about the private sector doing "fine." Send to a Friend |

Rendell: Hillary Would Have Had "A Lot More Executive Experience"

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Former Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA), and former chair of the DNC, touted Hillary Clinton's executive experience on CBS' "This Morning," something he noted Obama did not have during the 2008 election. "I think she would have come in with a lot more executive experience. I think the president was hurt by being a legislator only," Mr. Rendell told CBS News on Thursday morning. Mr. Rendell was a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton during the hotly contested Democratic presidential primary in 2008. Transcript below. Charlie Rose, CBS News: "You supported Hillary Clinton, strongly. Do you think we would have been in a different place if she were elected?" Fmr. Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA):" I think she would have come in with a lot more executive experience. I think the president was hurt by being a legislator only. For example, healthcare and the stimulus, two bills that I think did good things for the American people -- too much of it was left up to the Congress. He sort of said, 'here is my concept, you guys flush it out.' I think Hillary Clinton would have sent them a bill and said, 'here's what I want.'" Send to a Friend |

Jeb Bush: 2012 Was "Probably My Time"

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CHARLIE ROSE, CO-HOST CBS "THIS MORNING": Have you made the decision that you do not want to be president? FMR. GOV. JEB BUSH (R-FL): I've not made that decision, although I think there's a window of opportunity in life for all sorts of reasons, and this was probably my time. Although I don't know, given kind of what I believe and how I believe it, I'm not sure I would've been successful as a candidate, either. These are different times than just six years ago when I last ran -- or even longer than that. Send to a Friend |

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