Carter Page couldn’t guarantee he did not discuss the easing of sanctions with his Russian contacts and told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, “Let’s see what the FISA transcripts say.”
Donald Trump is a danger to national security because he actually encouraged Russia to hack Clinton’s emails, Kaine explained patiently on ABC’s “This Week,” as the media focused on the FBI report “raising new questions” about Hillary Clinton’s emails.
Will’s most egregious sin may have been his “attacking and dismissing rape victims” but climate denialism and ethical lapses also dogged him
During an appearance on ABC’s This Week, National Review writer Rich Lowry tried to assert that “attempted forced kissing” by men on young women didn’t count as sexual assault.
In what is being tagged #pointergate on Twitter, a Minnesota news station ran an absolutely irresponsible and overtly racist story claiming Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges flashed gang signs with a black man who also happened to be a convicted felon
Lately, Republicans and members of the news media have pounced on comments made by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton regarding her family’s financial situation after her husband, ex-President Bill Clinton, left the White House. It isn’t working.
During Sunday’s broadcast of ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Bill Kristol was absolutely destroyed over his opinion that the United States needs to deploy thousands of troops to Iraq and re-engage in a combat mission.
On Tuesday, former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter, Liz, appeared on The Rush Limbaugh Show to discuss Iraq and basically trash the President. All three people claimed that Obama is hurting America on purpose.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney was on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos Sunday to discuss the recent violence in Iraq, as well as his infamous op-ed in the Wall Street Journal where he claimed that President Obama is directly responsible for the chaos in Iraq and the Middle East.
On this week’s five Sunday news shows (CNN’s State of the Union, ABC’s This Week, NBC’s Meet the Press, CBS’ Face the Nation and Fox News Sunday) almost all of the guests that were brought on for interviews were white Republican males.
This Sunday on ABC’s This Week, host Martha Raddatz had a panel discussion about the recent reemergence of Monica Lewinsky. Raddatz brought up Lewinsky’s article in Vanity Fair. She cornered Bill Kristol on his recent conspiracy theory and responded with Benghazi.
Jonathan Karl said, ‘Ted Cruz is so hated among the republicans. More so than the shutdown, the Tuesday lunch they have, he’s going to need a food taster.’
Kirsten Gillibrand told Katie Couric, “This reform is not a Democratic idea, it’s not a Republican idea, it’s just the right thing to do.”
Republicans are in the habit of planting stories in the press, and your “free press” falls for it over and over again. However, tt’s really not that hard to spot a planted story. They have tells.
President Obama’s senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer was on ABC’s ‘This Week’ Sunday, taking aim at the Republicans’ attempt to force their rejected budget onto the people.
While discussing immigration reform, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) said, ‘We are losing dramatically the Hispanic vote, which we think should be ours, for a variety of reasons.’
On ABC’s This Week, Senator Bob Corker, (R-TN), concern trolled about the ‘temperament’ of Republican former Senator Chuck Hagel, whom Obama has nominated as Secretary of Defense.
Today, a relentless assault on Romney’s auto lies dominated on the Sunday shows, from Fox News to David Gregory.
Newt Gingrich was on ABC this morning telling women to ‘get over it’; it being their outrage over Mourdock’s comments about pregnancy from rape being a gift from God.
Mrs. Romney said on The View today that Mitt ended up in the hospital in France because she was back in America dating other boys.
While on The View, Ann Romney said their family finds different ways of serving, with their sons having served their mission instead of in the military.
Mitt Romney shocked no one by suddenly announcing that he will not go on the high risk TV show ‘The View’ this Thursday, but Ann will go on for him.
On ‘This Week’, Jake Tapper called out Mitt Romney’s claim that he would get tough on China when he is still invested in Chinese companies.
Joe Biden debates Paul Ryan in the only Vice Presidential nominee debate. Biden is expert in Foreign Affairs and very learned domestically.
In order for Romney to determine that he needed to fire Big Bird, surely he did some math. Why won’t he tell us about his secret tax plans?
Mitt Romney celebrated the college football season with lies about the economy and job creation and Obama told Ohioans to punt his plan away
Cheney based his assessment of Palin not being ready based on her short time as Governor, ignoring that Romney basically quit on Massachusetts after two years.
Dr. James Dobson is an Obama-basher of long standing, and his behavior demonstrates why this country can never compromise the separation of church and state.
Mitt Romney prefers right wing casino dollars to voters, and Donald Trump’s bad haired birtherism to gay haired high school kids.
In his ABC interview with Diane Sawyer, Mitt Romney took the opportunity to side step her questions about his refusal to release his tax returns and blamed President Obama for his decision.
The hope for a post racial America has been crushed as racism is front and center in the recent news cycle.
Mr. Rick Santorum was on ABC’s This Week today during which he announced that he doesn’t believe in the absolute separation of church and state.
Mitt Romney thinks America would be stronger if gay people didn’t raise kids, and four other reasons to be glad you didn’t watch the ABC News New Hampshire GOP debate.
During Ms Palin’s interview with GMA co-anchor Robin Roberts, Ms Palin responded to criticisms regarding her rather dismal current poll numbers were she to run against President Obama in 2012. Ms Palin’s response put to bed notions that she isn’t running as she extolled the virtues of “debating ideas” in competitive primaries.
This morning on Good Morning America, Ms Palin responded to criticisms regarding her rather dismal current poll numbers were she to run against President Obama in 2012. Anyone who is in doubt about Ms Palin running for President had best grab the smelling salts. She is and it’s uncertain if the GOP can stop her without alienating her Tea Party evangelical base.
In an attempt to show her dashing ability to thwart off DDOS attacks, Sarah Palin told ABC news she had been the victim of a DDoS attack from Operation Payback but that she had been prepared for the “backlash” and hence warded it off. All of the above turned out to be… untrue.
Christine O’Donnell showed up this morning on Good Morning America to talk about how weak our President has been on the current Wikileaks cable dump. She managed to be a good puppet Grizzly for her Mama Bear, suggesting that President Obama was incompetent and that she would vote for Hillary Clinton in 2012 primaries because “anybody is better than Obama.”
yesterday, after weeks of ginning up hate, we had the RNC talking point denial of stoking violence memo via Sarah Palin’s Facebook Page and Boehner tried it on ABC News’ Good Morning America –a mistake- he was obviously more concerned with his tan than any sort of real leadership on this issue and he sounded like a spoiled frat boy. The one thing we heard in all of their CYA talking points puppetry was a rather petty and obvious comparison of burning books to building a community center. Today is the day when we are supposed to forget how we got here.
The criticism of leaving Iraq comes from all sides. For the Left the troops can’t get out fast enough, and to the Right the troops should never leave at all. The Iraq War is a moral dilemma that has divided America for seven plus years. As it winds down, it’s time to start healing.
Today on ABC’s This Week BP Chairman and President Lamar McKay put to rest all of the right wing conspiracy theories that the Gulf Oil spill was an act of terrorism carried out by left wing environmentalists, or a foreign government. Instead McKay said the probable cause less sinister and more mundane, “I believe we’ve got a failed piece of equipment.”
First, the fact that he couldn’t take losing to Ned Lamont in the Democratic Primary for his Senate seat in his last election (2006), so HE started HIS OWN PARTY, Connecticut for Lieberman then he campaigned for John McCain, and now his criticism has helped derail the public option, because at the end of the day it is all about Joe Lieberman.
2008 Obama presidential campaign manager David Plouffe was on Meet The Press today, and he provided some insight into the campaign’s reaction to the selection of Sarah Palin as John McCain’s running mate. He said, “Well, I think we should thank John McCain for picking her, in terms of how it helped us win in 2008…”
Last night RNC Chairman Michael Steele was on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show and everything was going fine until Steele misunderstood a question about Democratic voters flooding the 2012 GOP primaries, which he answered by accusing the Democrats of hijacking elections at their whim. It is rather ironic that the Republicans are complaining after their activities in the presidential elections of 2000 and 2004.
After the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled that Al Franken should be certified the winner of the 2008 US Senate race in Minnesota, Republican Norm Coleman released a statement conceding the race, and congratulating Franken. Coleman said, “The Supreme Court of Minnesota has spoken and I respect its decision and will abide by the result.”
Rush Limbaugh reacted to the news the news that Al Franken has been certified the winner of the Minnesota Senate race by the state Supreme Court by comparing the Minnesota recount to the recount in the Iranian presidential election. He claims this election was stolen from Coleman. I believe that Limbaugh loves the GOP more than he loves America.
Yesterday on his Fox News Show Glenn Beck got into a fiery confrontation with one of his guests ACORN spokesperson Scott Levinson. During the commercial break Beck told Levinson that his organization is bad for America. Levinson replied that Beck is afraid of black people. This caused Beck to kick him out of the studio.
A new Gallup analysis of their 2008 polling data has found that not only has the electoral map sh
In her latest blame the media interview, Sarah Palin lashed out at bloggers and journalists for telling lies about her in the March edition of Esquire magazine. Palin said she is annoyed by bored, anonymous, pathetic bloggers who lie about her. She also defended her comment about being able to see Russia from Alaska.
The Republican National Committee and the Coleman campaign released statements today calling Democrat Al Franken’s attempt to certify his Senate victory outrageous and underhanded. The RNC statement also claimed that Franken’s lead is artificial.
In an interview with conservative filmmaker John Ziegler, Sarah Palin continued to blame the media, specifically Katie Couric, and comedian Tina Fey for her loss in the November election. She said that exploitation of her was the reason Fey was named entertainer of the year, and Couric’s ratings have increased.
Here is the video:
During his statement to the new Congress, Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) waded into the disputed Minnesota Senate race by referring to Republican Norm Coleman as a former senator, and he called on him to concede, but Coleman said he will be filing suit to contest the certification of Al Franken as the winner.
After the Minnesota Supreme Court rejected a request to count an additional 650 absentee ballots, the attorneys for Sen. Norm Coleman vowed to fight on despite the fact that Democrat Al Franken is likely to be certified the winner of the Senate election.
There are at least 11 books coming out about Barack Obama in January. Most of these books are scheduled for release in time to take advantage of the next wave of Obamamania expected to strike around the time of his inauguration. Here are five titles that interested me.
So, on the eve of New Year’s Eve 2008, I put my baby down to sleep and turned off the TV for the night. And here I sit, with a goblet of aged, Spanish sherry…okay, it’s 30 year Scotch…okay, you got me, it’s really just a Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon, but it’s 2001, a good year…oh, alright, it’s actually Franzia from a box…
It’s all I can afford on a teacher’s salary, sadly…
The bitterness between Democratic challenger Al Franken and incumbent Norm Coleman has continued beyond their race for a Minnesota US Senate seat. The Franken campaign claims to have taken the lead in the recount, while the Coleman people say that the Franken camp is lying.
On Fox News this morning Sen. Saxby Chambliss went out of his way to credit Sarah Palin for helping to put him over the top in his runoff against Jim Martin. We can now count Chambliss and in the bag for Palin and her Overhyped Express bid for president in 2012.
After it was formally announced that Sen. Hillary Clinton was President Elect Obama’s choice for Secretary of State, the Republican National Committee put out a statement which highlighted the differences between Clinton and Obama on foreign policy. It seems that the RNC is already trying to stir up trouble in the new administration.
In an interview with Katie Couric on the CBS Evening News Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman said that he feels closer to the Democrats now than he has since the 2006 election. He also backed off of the Obama is a Marxist line, and defended his speech at the Republican convention.
Here is the video:
Mark Begich’s victory over Republican Ted Stevens has brought the Democrats closer to the magic number of 60 Senate seats, but his win also points out that there are some major policy differences in the Democratic caucus. In Begich’s case, the disagreement involves energy and ANWR, but those looking looking for liberal legislation might be disappointed by Obama and this Congress.
After Democratic Senate Caucus voted 42-13 not to strip Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman of his Homeland Security chairmanship, Lieberman admitted both that he owes Obama, and that he regrets some of the remarks he made about the president elect during the presidential campaign.
It is being reported tonight that Senate Democrats will vote tomorrow not to strip Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) of his powerful chairmanship of the Homeland Security Committee. Lieberman will lose his subcommittee chairmanship,and has Barack Obama to thank for his light punishment.
As John McCain prepares to stump for Sen. Saxby Chambliss today, ahead of the US Senate runoff in Georgia, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee released an ad that uses McCain’s past criticism of Chambliss against him.
The infamous ad that Chambliss ran against then Sen. Max Cleland in 2002, question the triple amputee, Vietnam War hero’s patriotism by linking him to Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden.
Here is the original ad:
With the news that Howard Dean will stepping down from his post as chairman of the DNC once his term ends in January, I wonder if Howard Dean helped or hurt the Democratic Party. The answer depends on whether we are talking Dean the spokesperson, or the man in charge of the DNC.
While America is basking in the glow of the historic election of Barack Obama, one historic shift should not be overlooked. With his election, perhaps the era of red state/blue state 50/50 political division has been broken.
As I predicted John McCain wasted his time and money in Pennsylvania, as it was called for Obama about a minute after the polls closed, but the big flip was Ohio, which Obama is projected to win. This means that with only the West Coast, Barack Obama will be the next president of the United States.
The McCain campaign has put out a memo complaining about what they call voting irregularities in Pennsylvania, Florida, New Hampshire, and Virginia. The party that brought you Florida 2000, and Ohio 2004 is claiming that the Democrats are trying to steal this election.
In a rare moment for California, it is cold and raining this morning. But as I pulled up to my voting place, I noticed many people braving the rain (ok, in CA it’s more like a dirzzle), and the cold (it was a “freezing” 65 degrees!), many of them eager–almost too eager–to cast their vote.
Sometimes, as Americans, you do not realise how big your choice is.
Back in New Zealand, if I vote, I have a fairly clear idea of just how much my vote has an impact. The area of influence stops at somewhere around New Zealand maritime border. I know, with fair certainty, that the biggest impact my vote has internationally is on Japanese whalers and the occasional stray nuclear submarine.
Just witness the 2nd Iraq war, where New Zealand refused to join the US attack on Iraq. Impact this decision had on the International course of events? Absolutely none.
Two anti-abortion groups, Missouri Right to Life, and the Family Research Council Action have launched ads on election eve which claim that Barack Obama supports infanticide, and he wants to overturn the ban on partial birth abortion.
The Missouri Right to Life ad is an excerpt from a longer video, which makes the claim that Obama supports infanticide.
Here is the video:
John McCain has pinned his hopes of winning the presidency on Ohio and Pennsylvania, but the final Quinnipiac University battle ground state poll shows Obama leading McCain, 50%-43% in Ohio, and 52%-42% in Pennsylvania.
Many newspapers (and other news sources), including the Associated Press, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Denver Post reported last night that the Obama campaign has reached out to Illinois representative, and a veteran of Bill Clinton’s White House, Rahm Emanuel to feel out interest about becoming Obama’s Chief of Staff.
The presidential campaign of Barack Obama announced today that they are expanding their television advertising into Georgia, North Dakota, and John McCain’s home state of Arizona. This strategy is designed to put as many red states as possible into play, and force McCain to defend them.
The campaign said that they will be running the optimistic, “Something” ad in Arizona:
Hijack: (v) to steal, to rob, to seize by force or threat of force.
Americans, especially since 9/11, have become all too familiar with the word and the notion of hijacking. This is so true that if we were ever on a plane and someone stood up and shouted “We’re hijacking the plane!”, many passengers would rush the man and give him a thorough beating.
Two new Marist polls of Virginia and Colorado were released today, and each poll shows Barack Obama leading John McCain. In Colorado, Obama leads McCain 52%-43% with registered voters and 51%-45% with likely voters. In Virginia, Obama leads 49%-43% with registered voters and 51%-47% with likely voters.
Both John McCain and Barack Obama put out statements after it was announced today that the nation’s GDP dropped for the first time in seven years, and that consumer spending has fallen to a 28 year low. Obama used the data to highlight the need for change, while the McCain camp pointed to it as a reason not to elect Obama.
In an interview that will air on CNN’s Larry King Live tonight, John McCain admitted that he doesn’t believe that Barack Obama is a socialist, but he does think that Obama is far left. Once again, McCain undercuts his own campaign’s message.
King asked McCain if he believes that Obama is a socialist. McCain answered, “No. But, I do believe — I do believe that he’s been in the far left of Americans politics. He has stated time after time that
Trailing in the polls with six days to go, the presidential campaign of John McCain has decided to revive the Obama associates with terrorists line, by criticizing the LA Times for not releasing a videotape of Obama at a 2003 farewell dinner for Rashid Khalidi. I guess this is their version of an October Surprise.
According to a new Quinnipiac University swing state poll, John McCain has been able to make up little ground on Barack Obama in Ohio and Pennsylvania. In Ohio, McCain has made up five points, but Obama still leads 51%-42%. In Pennsylvania, McCain has made up one point. Obama leads 53%-41%.
Two new LA Times/ Bloomberg polls released today of Ohio and Florida show Barack Obama leading John McCain, 49%-40% in Ohio, and 50%-43% in Florida, but the most telling statistic might be that 7% of those asked thought that Obama was a Muslim.
The latest example of the fracture within the McCain /Palin campaign came this morning when an unnamed McCain advisor called Palin, “a whack job.” This comes after another member of the McCain campaign labeled her a diva who is only looking out for herself. It seems as if Sarah is no longer McCain’s favorite gimmick.
With only a week to go before the general election, the downward trend for John McCain continues. The new survey from the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press shows Barack Obama leading McCain, 53%-38%. Interestingly, Obama also leads 53%-34% with early voters.
After Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska was found guilty on seven counts of corruption charges today, Alaska governor, and McCain running mate, Sarah Palin put out a statement distancing her from Stevens. The problem is that Palin headed up an organization dedicated to raising corporate money for Ted Stevens.
In Canton, OH today Barack Obama will lay out his closing argument to the voters about why they should support him. He will focus on the economy and change. Obama will ask Americans, “Will this country be better off four years from now?”
The news just came in. Obama served on an institution that not only included war criminals, but aided, abetted and protected war criminals.
We’re talking an institution more responsible for undermining democracy that ACORN, responsible for more bombings than 1000 incarnations of the Weathermen and with dozens of members more corrupt than Rezko ever was.
In Tampa, FL Sarah Palin launched into in attack on the media and Barack Obama. She claims that the media and Obama are acting like the race is over.
Probably the last thing John McCain wanted to do on NBC’s Meet the Press was defend the $150,000 spent on Sarah Palin’s clothing, but Tom Brokaw asked about it and after some fumbling McCain called Palin a role model to millions and said that the American people don’t care about her clothes.