Obama: GOP 'Has Trouble Saying Yes'
President Obama would like more agreement from Republicans.
Obama: Nothing Disqualifies Chuck Hagel
President Obama expressed his continued support for Chuck Hagel on Meet the Press this morning. When he was asked if any of the recent revelations regarding Hagel will disqualify him, the president responded, “Not that I see. I served with ...
Krauthammer: McConnell Will Get a Deal
On Special Report tonight, Charles Krauthammer expressed his belief in Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s ability to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff: “It seems to me right now that we are in a position that McConnell negotiating ...
Krauthammer: 'How Can You Send Somebody Into Benghazi and Completely Misread the Situation?'
On Special Report, Charles Krauthammer discussed the need to question Secretary of State Clinton:
Flashback: Democrats Tout Support for Gun Rights
Senior Democrats are now in favor of strict gun control. Senator Dianne Feinstein is vowing to enact gun bans. Vice President Biden has announced that “we have to take action” on guns as he leads the president’s new commission. ...
Feinstein: Concealed Carry for Me, But Not For You
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D., CA) is leading the push for new gun control in Congress. Let’s recap her own testimony from 1994: “I carried a concealed weapon. I made the determination that if somebody was going to try to take ...
Obama Upset with Tapper's Question: Not the First Incident of Gun Violence, Where Have You Been?
President Obama took umbrage with Jake Tapper’s question this afternoon: “This is not the first issue, the first incident of horrific gun violence of your four years, where have you been?”
Still Wondering If Chuck Hagel Is the Wrong Choice for Secretary of Defense?
Wonder no more, as JStreet has endorsed the former senator:
J Street believes former US Senator Chuck Hagel would be a fine choice as Secretary of Defense and is appalled by efforts surfacing in recent days to question his commitment ...
MSNBC: Second Amendment Not About Gun Rights
MSNBC contributor Ana Marie Cox had this insight on the Second Amendment this afternoon: “The way that we talk about this, when even people use the term, ‘gun rights’ as though that is something that exists is a problem. The ...
Krauthammer: I Would Start With The Psychology of the Killer
Dr. Charles Krauthammer explains his views on today’s terrible tragedy: “People are going to divide into three camps, there are three elements here, the psychology of the shooter, you’ve got the weapon, and you’ve got the cultural ...
Susan Rice Withdraws Own Name from Consideration for Secretary of State
From NBC News:
Embattled U.N. envoy Susan Rice is dropping out of the running to be the next secretary of state after months of criticism over her Benghazi comments, she told NBC News on Thursday.
“If nominated, I am ...
Boehner: 'Ifs, Ands, and Buts Are Like Candy and Nuts, Every Day Would Be Christmas'
I think Speaker Boehner is tired of hypothetical questions about the fiscal cliff.
Christie's Media Honeymoon Ends
Barbara Walters revealed part of her interview with Chris Christie on Good Morning America today. The media’s infatuation with New Jersey’s governor is over: “Governor, I feel very uncomfortable asking you this question when I’m sitting opposite ...
Krauthammer: Republicans 'in a Military Rout'
Charles Krauthammer had harsh words for the House Republicans on Special Report tonight:
What you see among Republicans now is a military rout. Once if the Republicans had been able to hold the line and had unity in the House — ...
Charlie Crist the Democrat's Debut on MSNBC
For those with a high tolerance for uncomfortable television, here is Charlie Crist undergoing a test of his conversion by Chris Matthews on Hardball tonight. In his inquisition, Matthews offers Crist easy opportunities to prove his loyalty, and Crist promises ...
Does the President Wear Prada?
The White House still seems to be leaning towards selecting Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour for an ambassadorship. National Review presents a quick insight into the administration’s thought process:
Jamie Foxx Jokes on SNL About Obama Being 'Extra Black' In His Second Term
In his opening monologue last night on Saturday Night Live, host Jamie Foxx joked that President Obama would be “extra black” in his second term. He went on to tell the audience that “I get to kill white people” in ...
Bowles: 'Darn Well Better Cut Spending'
Erskine Bowles, Clinton’s former chief of staff and co-chair of the Bowles-Simpson Commission, said on CBS’s Face the Nation this morning:
If we’re going to raise revenue, if we’re going to raise it in any form, ...
Krauthammer: Obama's Demand for Tax Hikes 'Has Nothing to Do With Economics'
Charles Krauthammer on Special Report tonight explained why Obama is insisting on tax rate hikes: “One thing to understand, when we hear the president say, ‘Rates have to go up. There is no other way to make this work.’ This ...
Pelosi: GOP Engaging in 'Hostage-Taking' on Fiscal Cliff
Dramatic language from Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on the floor of the House today about Republicans and the fiscal cliff: “The Republicans are saying that rather than passing that, they want to hold it hostage to give an additional tax ...
MSNBC's Ball on Gun Control: 'Let's Leave the Constitution Out of This'
If only there wasn’t that pesky Second Amendment: “I think the NRA, the gun owners of America go too far in opposing any kind of restriction on gun rights, you know, they think you should be able to own ...
Michelle Obama for President or Supreme Court Justice
Newsweek had various figures weigh in on Michelle Obama’s possible career options once her stint as first lady is over. Samuel L. Jackson predicted grand accomplishments for Mrs. Obama (don’t ask why Samuel L. Jackson’s opinion was ...
Hillary: Israelis 'Lack Empathy' for 'Oppressed' Palestinians
At the 2012 Saban Forum on Friday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton denounced the lack of Israeli understanding for the Palestinians in negotiations: “I’m not making excuses for the missed opportunities of the Israelis, or the lack of generosity, the ...
Boehner: 'No Substantive Progress' on Fiscal Cliff
Speaker of the House Boehner announced this morning that there has been “no substantive progress” in fiscal cliff negotiations and that “there’s a real danger of [the United States] going off the fiscal cliff.” Boehner also said that he ...
Senator Collins: 'Troubled' by Rice's 'Political Role' at Height of Election
Senator Susan Collins said that, “I still have many questions that remain unanswered,” following her meeting with Ambassador Rice today. She added that, “I continue to be troubled by the fact that the U.N. Ambassador decided to play what ...
Krauthammer's Take: 'We're Talking About the Murder of a U.S. Ambassador'
Krauthammer on Special Report tonight explained why Americans care about Benghazi:
We are talking about the murder of a U.S. ambassador — first time in three decades. We are talking about the death of four Americans on foreign soil who ...
Graham: 'I'm More Disturbed Now' After Rice's Testimony on Benghazi
Here’s the video of Senator Lindsey Graham’s response to Susan Rice’s testimony today:
Bottom line, I’m more disturbed now than I was before the 16th September explanation about how four Americans died in Benghazi, Libya, by ...
College Professor Claims Stalin Murdered No One, 'It's Baloney!'
Dr. Grover Furr, the author of Krushchev Lied, claimed at Montclair State University recently that, “Soviet history is falsified the most. I have spent many years researching this and similar questions that I have yet to find one crime — yet ...
MSNBC Sees Racist GOP 'Witch Hunt'
MSNBC’s Richard Wolffe accused Senator McCain and other Republicans last night of racial animus in their attacks on Susan Rice:
Frankly, it’s outrageous that there is this witch hunt going on on the right about these people of ...
AP's Lee Eviscerates State Department
Associated Press reporter Matthew Lee had a spirited argument with the State Department’s Victoria Nuland today over the administration’s refusal to condemn Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan’s labeling of Israel a “terrorist state.”
This isn’t the first ...
IDF Eliminates Hamas Communications
The Israeli Defense Forces knocked out Hamas’s communication infrastructure with a strike in Gaza City this weekend. Hamas had placed its equipment atop a building housing foreign press, but Israel managed to surgically eliminate only Hamas’s apparatus.
Israel's 'Iron Dome' Intercepts Hamas Rockets
Chilling video from a wedding in Beersheba of Israel’s “Iron Dome” intercepting Hamas’s rockets.
Krauthammer: Was Petraeus's Benghazi Testimony Influenced by His Scandal?
Charles Krauthammer questions the testimony of James Clapper and David Petraeus:
That doesn’t make what he said true or plausible. Clearly when the Tripoli station chief says it’s a terror attack that contradicts what Clapper said. I don’...
Reporter Fawns Over Obama
Today’s presidential press conference provided another shining example of our unbiased, hard-hitting press corps. Reporter Christi Parsons congratulated President Obama on his victory and giggled when she told him, “I’ve never seen you lose — I wasn’t looking ...
Silver Lining: Major Gains in the Jewish Vote
While last night’s results were disappointing, there was some good news in one demographic that always stumps the GOP.
According to exit polling from the Republican Jewish Coalition, Republicans increased their share of the Jewish vote by almost 50 percent. ...
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Last night on Piers Morgan, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani laid out the case against the president over Benghazi. This, however, proved too much for Obama’s surrogate, Wesley Clark, who insisted on being allowed back onto the ...
Krauthammer: Sandy Won't Affect Election
Charles Krauthammer explained on Special Report tonight why Sandy won’t affect the election:
In the end, it’s probably a wash. It’s true that President Obama acts presidential but that is what people expect in a disaster. He ...
Earlier today, the Obama campaign released its most cringeworthy ad yet featuring Girls’s Lena Dunham. If only Lena would realize that many young voters are in the same place as her character Hannah — they are unable to find a ...
Obama's Former National Security Adviser: No Progress in the Middle East
Even General James L. Jones, Obama’s former national security adviser, admits that the president has made zero progress in the Middle East. On Charlie Rose last night, he offered this explanation for Obama’s failure:
As we know, in ...
Debbie Wasserman Schultz's Alternate Reality
DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz seems to reside in a different reality than the rest of us. After the debate last night she said:
What I was surprised about Greta, during the entire section of the debate on the Middle ...
Obama conflates himself with the United States: “This nation. Me. My administration.”
Trump: Obama 'Didn't Get Bin Laden'
Donald Trump weighs in on President Obama’s foreign policy and who deserves credit for getting Osama bin Laden.
Obama: 'If Four Americans Get Killed, It's Not Optimal'
On The Daily Show tonight, President Obama described the deaths of the four Americans in Benghazi as “not optimal.”
Biden's Abortion Dog Whistle
On Wednesday, Joe Biden told supporters at a rally:
Maybe where Romney is most sketchy is on women’s rights. I got a daughter and lost a daughter. I’ve got four granddaughters and Barack has two daughters. And this ...
Remember that Town Hall Debate?
The presidential town hall debate only came into existence twenty years ago. But, in case you’ve forgotten some of the important moments over the years (George H.W. Bush and his watch, Al Gore’s failed intimidation, etc.), we’...
Slideshow Contest: Creepiest Obama Yard Sign
An eagle-eyed reader has sent this picture in:
He thinks he’s found the creepiest Obama yard sign (next to Woodrow Wilson Elementary, no less), but we’ll see. If you’d like to accept the challenge, send us pictures ...
National Review Online presents “Deflecting Blame: The White House’s Many Narratives on Benghazi.” Watch Biden, Axelrod, Gibbs, and Carney blame the State Department and the intelligence community for the failures that led to the attack and the conflicting storyline ...
Back in 2008, Obama said that, “if you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from. You make a big election about small things.” Now that the election has entered ...
Mitt Romney laid out his foreign policy vision at the Virginia Military Institute this morning.
Romney explains American Exceptionalism:
“Hope is not a strategy”:
Romney describes a longing for American leadership in the world:
Obama 2008 Flashback: 'I Am Not Going to Take Away Your Guns'
In light of the president’s remarks this morning, here’s a reminder of his campaign promises in 2008.
Obama: I Will 'Get [Gun Control] In The First Year'
Today on Meet the Press, President Obama promised to “move [gun control] through Congress; I’d like to get it done in the first year.”
Krauthammer: 'We Know As Much About [Hillary's] Concussion As We Know About Hugo Chavez'
Charles Krauthammer discussed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s continued disappearance on Special Report tonight and the need for a further investigation into Benghazi.
MSNBC's Touré: NRA Wants Mass Shootings
Welcome to the world of Touré:
The NRA doesn’t really represent gun owners, they represent gun and ammunition manufacturers. . . . These moments appear bad for the NRA and they sort of run and hide as if they know that these ...
Krauthammer: Plan B is 'Not a Deal,' It's 'a Parachute'
Charles Krauthammer explained on Special Report tonight what’s behind Boehner’s actions: “So Boehner has nothing on spending. I think this is not a deal he’s working out with the Plan B, it’s a parachute. It’s ...
Boehner: President Can Either Call on Senate to Pass Plan B 'Or Be Responsible for the Largest Tax Increase in American History'
Speaker Boehner held a very short press conference this afternoon to respond to Obama’s remarks from today: “The president’s offer. . . fails to meet the test the president promised the American people. . . . Tomorrow, the House will pass legislation to ...
Boehner: Time for 'Plan B'
Speaker of the House Boehner said it’s time for an alternative plan this morning as the talks with the president have stalled:
So at the same time that we’re going to continue to talk to the president, we’...
MSNBC's Alter: 'Assault' NRA for 'Lack of Patriotism'
On MSNBC this afternoon, Jonathan Alter suggested that the president should publicly shame the leaders of the NRA: “You need Wayne LaPierre or one of those guys to come to the White House meeting, and if they won’t come, ...
Backlash Against the NRA Begins
In the aftermath of Friday’s terrible tragedy, there has been an outbreak of heated rhetoric directed against the National Rifle Association’s leaders and rank-and-file members.
Twitter has filled with death threats. (h/t Gateway Pundit)
How about just ...
Krauthammer: 'President's Vanity Yielded to Necessity' on Susan Rice
Charles Krauthammer weighed in on Susan Rice on Special Report tonight: “I think this is one instance where the president’s vanity yielded to necessity. That defense of Susan Rice that we saw, probably the worst defense since ‘Brutus was ...
Putin: 'So Nobody Dies in Their Prisons, Right?'
Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president and preeminent expert on human rights from his years in the KGB, does not approve of the Magnitsky bill passed recently by Congress, which prohibits Russians involved in human-rights abuses from entering America and using ...
Krauthammer: Daily Update on Fiscal Cliff 'Like Covering Every Day a Tortoise 10K'
Charles Krauthammer may be getting tired of covering the fiscal cliff negotiations:
Asking us every day for a daily update on the cliff is like covering every day a tortoise 10K. You know, Tortoise A has advanced a neck length ...
Boehner: President's Plan 'Will Frankly Make It Worse'
Speaker of the House Boehner took to the floor of the House this afternoon to update the country on the current state of the fiscal cliff negotiations:
We’re still waiting for the White House to identify what spending cuts ...
Goldberg: GOP Undergoing 'Bowel-Stewing Panic'
National Review’s Jonah Goldberg colorfully described the state of the Republican Party over the fiscal cliff negotiations on Special Report tonight:
Boehner has a weak hand, and the fact that he has a weak hand is causing something close ...
Krugman Gets the Smackdown He Deserves
Yesterday on ABC’s This Week, George Will and Mary Matalin took Paul Krugman to task for his mendacious statements:
Obama: Right to Work Laws are 'Right to Work for Less Money'
President Obama attacked Michigan’s new right to work laws during a visit to Detroit today:
And by the way, what we shouldn’t do, I just got to say this, what we shouldn’t be doing is trying to ...
Garrett: Admin Sees Itself in Cold War with GOP
According to CBS’s Major Garrett, the White House sees itself locked in a Cold War with House Republicans:
Is anything going on, is anyone of importance talking to anyone else on Capitol Hill of importance? And I was given ...
Coburn: 'Will I Accept a Tax Increase? Yes.'
On ABC’s This Week, Senator Tom Coburn explained he was willing to compromise to avoid the fiscal cliff:
We’re not going to raise taxes to borrow money and get out of it. So will I accept tax increases ...
Carney: GOP Fiscal Cliff Proposal is 'Magic Beans and Fairy Dust'
Jay Carney derided the Republican’s proposal on the fiscal cliff this afternoon:
He put a couple of sentences on — that’s not a plan to say we’re going to magically reduce or increase revenues through loophole closures and ...
Dean: 'This is the Best Deal'
Howard Dean thinks Democrats should work with Boehner’s counteroffer.
Cole: Only Nixon Can Go to China, Only Obama Can Fix Entitlements
On ABC’s This Week, Representative Cole compared entitlement reform to Nixon’s opening of relations with Communist China: “Look if only Nixon can go to China, then only Obama can fix entitlements. The president has to lead, and has ...
Rahm: 'Chicago Is the Most American of American Cities'
Last week, Rahm Emanuel told students at Northwestern University that “Chicago is the most American of American cities. It’s not just any city. If you want to come and see America, you come to its heartland. And what is ...
Senator Collins Thinks Rice Is Hiding Something
Last night on On the Record, Senator Collins said that she did not believe Susan Rice was divulging the complete truth.
Senator Conrad: 'Back Off' Susan Rice
Senator Kent Conrad had sharp words for Republican critics of Susan Rice this morning: “To go after Susan Rice is totally and completely unfair. And those who are doing it repeatedly, ought to back off. They ought to back off. ...
Cantor: 'Not Seen Any Good Faith Effort' from Administration on Fiscal Cliff
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said this morning: “We have done our part. We have put revenues on the table, something that we didn’t do two years ago during the debt ceiling negotiations. . . . But we have not seen any ...
Rand Paul on Possible Presidential Bid: I'm a "New Type" of Republican
Rand Paul explained on CNN this afternoon why he wants to be in the national discussion for 2016:
I want to be part of the national debate. I think my party, the Republican p arty is shrinking. We’re in danger ...
Goldberg: Fiscal Cliff Negotiations 'Kinda Ludicrous'
On Special Report tonight, Jonah Goldberg weighed in on the current state of the fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington:
Some of this is kinda ludicrous. There is an enormous amount of public negotiating by people who aren’t privy to ...
Krauthammer: 'World Media are on the Palestinian Side'
Charles Krauthammer explained on Special Report tonight that the majority of the world’s media is aligned against Israel, in part because Hamas excels at “the pornography of grief,” and that Egypt should not be counted on to help Israel.
Krauthammer: Hamas Demands 'Slow Suicide' of Israel
Charles Krauthammer explained the situation in the Middle East on Special Report tonight:
It’s one of the reasons that Hamas started this all in the first place. And they did with a barrage of 150 rockets, over several days before ...
President Obama had some pronunciation difficulties on his recent trip to Burma.While meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Prize winner and tireless democracy advocate, the president mispronounced her name repeatedly.
Ever gracious, Suu Kyi did not correct ...
Questioning Susan Rice Is Racist and Sexist
Several Democratic members of Congress held a press conference today in defense of Susan Rice. Representative Marcia Fudge (D., OH), the new leader of the Congressional Black Caucus, said Republicans could not question Rice’s qualifications for Secretary of State ...
Hamas fired two rockets at Jerusalem earlier today:
Two rockets landed outside of Jerusalem Friday evening as sirens rang out, causing no injuries or damage. Police reported that there was “no indication” that rockets landed in the city, stating that “...
McCain: 'That is the Dumbest Question I've Ever Heard'
Senator McCain didn’t mince words today when a reporter asked if the Petraeus affair posed “a potentially greater national security threat” than the administration’s failures in Benghazi.
Debt Crisis Leads to Health Crisis in Greece
In case you were wondering what could go wrong if the United States’ government began to collapse under the weight of its debt, Greece is currently providing a depressing case study. One result of its economic woes is the reemergence ...
Don't Give Up on Florida Yet
Romney may be down by more than 40,000 votes in Florida according to CNN right now, but Santa Rosa County in the Panhandle still has yet to report. In 2008, it went to McCain by almost 74 percent, 55,972 to 19,470 votes. So there’s ...
Howard Dean Already Alleging Voter Suppression
Congratulations Howard Dean for being one of the first to claim today that Republicans are stealing the election. Well done, sir.
Christie: 'I Speak the Truth'
Chris Christie agrees with Dan’s assessment. Although Christie has thanked the president for his help following Hurricane Sandy, it’s not about politics: “There will be some folks that criticize me for complimenting him. Well, you know what, I ...
Obama: Second Term Mandate to Raise Taxes
In case you were still wondering what the reelection of President Obama would mean, he had an answer for you on Morning Joe. Reelection would be a mandate to raise taxes:
If I’ve won, I believe that’s a ...
Krauthammer: 'You're Telling a Falsehood'
Charles Krauthammer took the administration to task over Benghazi on Special Report tonight:
When you say there’s no evidence, you’re telling a falsehood. If you had just said the weight of the evidence, or we think “x”, and ...
Horses Actually Are Still Important
Last night, President Obama petulantly tried to explain to Mitt Romney why the Navy should have less ships: “You mention the Navy, for example, that we have fewer ships than we had in 1916. Well, governor, we still have fewer horses ...
Charles Krauthammer declared Mitt Romney the winner of tonight’s debate: Romney looked presidential, while Obama looked like he was “running for city council.”
Benghazi Not a 'Foreign Policy Failure'
Are you ready for tonight’s foreign policy debate? Just remember, the official Obama campaign line from Stephanie Cutter, the deputy managing director: The attack in Benghazi was “not a foreign policy failure.”
Axelrod: 'There's Been No Inconsistency' on Libya
David Axelrod claimed on Meet the Press this morning that the administration has been consistent in its reports on the attack in Benghazi. In this new narrative from the White House, any mention of a certain video causing riots has ...
Bill Clinton Agrees with Romney
Bill Clinton concurs with Mitt Romney’s assessment:
Governor Romney’s argument is, “we’re not fixed, so fire him and put me in.” It is true; we’re not fixed. When President Obama looked into the eyes of that ...
Across the media spectrum, everyone agrees that the president has not laid out a plan for his second term:
Obama Silent on Whether Hillary to Blame for Benghazi
President Obama answered called out questions from the White House press corps today until he was asked about Benghazi:
Reporter: How are you feeling about tonight?
Obama: I feel fabulous. Look at this beautiful day. Hope you enjoy the weather.
Sequestration Threatens 9/11 Health Benefits
It’s not just the military that is facing drastic cuts under sequestration — the funds established to provide health benefits for 9/11 first responders and survivors will also lose millions under the automatic cuts.
A preliminary report by OMB shows that ...
Report: DNC Staffer Assists Double Voting for Obama
Here is James O’Keefe’s latest venture featuring an Obama campaign staffer helping an undercover voter prepare to vote twice in the presidential election:
Ryan vs. Dumb Local Reporter
This interview has been spun as Paul Ryan getting “testy” and “frustrated” with a local Michigan reporter’s questions on gun control. In reality, Ryan deftly explains the conservative position regarding the efficacy of gun control and easily deflects the ...
Why didn’t Obama win last night’s debate? Let’s ask the experts: