Future 2012 GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich turned up on FNC's Hannity tonight to argue against BP having to set up an escrow account for the Gulf oil spill victims, because holding BP accountable has turned the United States into a "Venezuela style country." Gringrich feels sympathy not for the residents of the Gulf, but for poor BP.
The Des Moines Register released their new 2012 GOP poll for the state of Iowa today, and as expected the three most well known names, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Sarah Palin lead the pack. What is a surprise isn't the overwhelming favorability of Romney, but the high unfavorabilily rating for Palin, who is not favored by 39% of the state's Republicans.
On the House floor Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) spoke out about the House's decision to tie an extension in unemployment benefits to $130 billion in additional war funding, "What a cruel choice Congress is forcing on people out of work. Put your sons and daughters on the firing line and we will pay you for being in the unemployment line."
Rep. Dennis Kucinich, who was the only Democrat to vote against the House healthcare reform bill, was on MSNBC's The Ed Show tonight discussing why he voted against the bill. Kucinich said, "I voted against it because it is a giveaway to the insurance companies. They'll get $70 billion in new business. They'll have 21 million captive customers."
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) confronted AIG CEO Edward Liddy during his House testimony today about a lawsuit involving many Ohio public employees' pension fund, which lost $96 million to AIG fraud. The lawsuit has been dragging on since 2004, and Kucinich demanded answers.
While campaigning in New Mexico this afternoon, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama continued to pummel John McCain on the economy, and as a new twist, mocked McCain's new found love for regulation.