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  • Biden would have run if he thought he could have won

    10/25/2015 5:34:33 PM PDT · by maggief · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 25, 2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Vice President Joe Biden says in a new interview that he would have run for president if he thought he could have won. ďIíll be very blunt. If I thought we couldíve put together the campaign that Ė that our supporters deserve and our contributors deserve, Iíll Ė I would have gone ahead and done it,Ē Biden said on ď60 MinutesĒ late Sunday. The interview is the first the vice president has given since announcing his decision not to run for the Democratic presidential nomination last week. Biden had been mulling whether to enter the White House race for several...
  • Vice President Biden

    10/25/2015 6:59:41 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 25, 2015 | Norah O'Donnell
    On Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden stepped back from the 2016 presidential campaign. Standing in the White House Rose Garden, flanked by his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, and President Obama, the vice president seemed reluctant, even regretful, as he passed up a third try for the presidency.
  • Investigation into Hillary's email server focuses on Espionage Act [Facing 10 Years - Trunc]

    10/16/2015 8:27:13 AM PDT · by amorphous · 86 replies
    Daily Mail - uk ^ | 16 Oct 2015 | By David Martosko
    Hillary Clinton could be prosecuted in federal court for failing to tell President Barack Obama about her private email server at the time she was running it, according to a veteran FBI agent. Obama said flatly during a '60 Minutes' interview on Sunday that 'No,' he did not know Clinton sidestepped security protocols with her a home-brew email setup while she was his secretary of state. The FBI agent who spoke with DailyMail.com has had a 20-year career in federal law enforcement and serves in a supervisory capacity in a domestic FBI field office. He said on Friday that failing...
  • Obamaís Comments on Clinton Emails Collide With F.B.I. Inquiry (Agents angry with Obama)

    10/16/2015 3:55:08 AM PDT · by kristinn · 55 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Friday, October 16, 2015 | Matt Apuzzo and Michael S. Scmidt
    Federal agents were still cataloging the classified information from Hillary Rodham Clintonís personal email server last week when President Obama went on television and played down the matter. ďI donít think it posed a national security problem,Ē Mr. Obama said Sunday on CBSís ď60 Minutes.Ē He said it was a mistake for Mrs. Clinton to use a private email account when she was secretary of state, but his conclusion was unmistakable: ďThis is not a situation in which Americaís national security was endangered.Ē Those statements angered F.B.I. agents who have been working for months to determine whether Ms. Clintonís email...
  • Best Commentator on 60 Minutes Barack Obama Appearance

    10/15/2015 11:43:12 PM PDT · by Calpublican · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/11/15 | thetruthdamit
    Discovered an amazing political commentator while YouTubing. Language Warning for the sensitive.
  • Rather's Lawsuit Shows Role of G.O.P. in Inquiry

    11/16/2008 7:46:40 PM PST · by steve-b · 29 replies · 1,753+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11/16/08 | Jacques Steinberg
    When Dan Rather filed suit against CBS 14 months ago -- claiming, among other things, that his former employer had commissioned a politically biased investigation into his work on a "60 Minutes" segment about President Bush's National Guard service -- the network predicted the quick and favorable dismissal of the case, which it derided as "old news." So far, Mr. Rather has spent more than $2 million of his own money on the suit. And according to documents filed recently in court, he may be getting something for his money. Using tools unavailable to him as a reporter ó including...
  • Mary Mapes knew Bush volunteered for Vietnam: CBS report

    08/27/2009 8:59:04 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 88 replies · 2,622+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 26, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY
    This story by Bernard Goldberg certainly takes me back to the early days of my blogging career. Shortly after the 2004 Republican convention, Mary Mapes produced a segment for 60 Minutes II that alleged that George W. Bush had manipulated his enlistment in the Texas Air National Guard to avoid serving in combat in Vietnam. The documents used by CBS, Mapes, and Dan Rather turned out to be clumsy hoaxes, which the blogosphere exposed through careful review of their substance and their form (the latter of which I played a small part in refuting, with my expertise in printing and...
  • Obama says Clinton didnít harm national security with private email server

    10/12/2015 2:43:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    washington times ^ | 10/12/15 | Dave Boyer
    On the eve of the first Democratic presidential debate, President Obama is downplaying Hillary Rodham Clintonís use of a private email server to conduct government business, saying she made a ďmistakeĒ but didnít endanger national security. ďI think sheíd be the first to acknowledge that maybe she could have handled the original decision better and the disclosures more quickly,Ē Mr. Obama said in an interview on CBSí ď60 MinutesĒ broadcast Sunday night. ďI donít think it posed a national security problem. It was a mistake that she has acknowledged.Ē When interviewer Steve Kroft pointed out that the administration has prosecuted...
  • Trump says people will turn off tomorrow's Democratic primary debate Ė because he's not in it!

    10/12/2015 9:34:24 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 63 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 12, 2015 | David Martosko
    Trump says people will turn off tomorrow's Democratic primary debate Ė because he's not in it! 'I think people are going to turn it on for a couple of minutes and then fall asleep,' Trump told a Fox News audience Claimed 'a person at CNN' said that 'we have to put Donald Trump in this debate. We're going to die with it' First two GOP debates drew 24 million and 23 million viewers, largely on the strength of Trump's participation Hammered Obama for '60 Minutes' appearance: 'I watched his performance last night and I thought it was terrible' Tuesday's first...
  • Donald Trump Full Interview With Fox & Friends 10/12/2015

    10/12/2015 7:59:00 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 13 replies
    You Tube via Donald Trump TV ^ | 10-12-2015 | Fox News
    Donald Trump Full Interview With Fox & Friends 10/12/2015 - FULL EVERYONE ‚Ėļ‚ĖļPLEASE SHARE THIS VIDEO WITH FRIENDS!! We won't let them do this! -- We will let the people know the truth!!
  • Dan Rather: Donald Trump Could Be Our Next President (watch out for exploding heads)

    10/12/2015 9:02:03 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 51 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | Bill Hoffmann
    Veteran newsman Dan Rather says Donald Trump could be headed to the White House. "I don't think it's outside the realm of possibility he gets elected," Rather, former "60 Minutes" correspondent and "CBS Evening News" anchor, told The Hollywood Reporter. "I said in the beginning he's not going to go away quickly. He isn't going to be the shooting star that goes away. "Because whatever else you think of Donald Trump, he is smart, he's very television smart. Donald Trump certainly has a good shot at the nomination. But Rather believes Trump must provide many more details on his ambitious...
  • Obama: ĎIíve Been Skeptical From the Get-Goí About Training the Syrian Opposition

    10/12/2015 8:29:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 12, 2015 | 8:04 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    President Obama now says he never believed in the $500-million program to train and equip the moderate Syrian opposition. The administration last week halted the failed program, which ended up ďtrainingĒ fewer than 100 Syrians, all but four or five of whom deserted or died after the Americans tried to turn them into anti-ISIS fighters. ďSteve, this is why Iíve been skeptical from the get-go about the notion that we were going to effectively create this proxy army inside Syria,Ē Obama told CBSí Steve Kroft during an interview for ď60 Minutes.Ē Ö
  • 60 Minutes Thread

    10/11/2015 4:13:01 PM PDT · by fhayek · 34 replies
    Do we dare watch '60 Minutes', or are we being suckered into watching it. I cannot believe that they would be anything other than obsequious.
  • Obama Gets ĎFeistyí as Reporter Grills Him on Putin: ĎHeís Challenging Your Leadership

    10/10/2015 5:30:13 PM PDT · by McGruff · 66 replies
    THE BLAZE ^ | Oct. 9, 2015 | Jon Street
    President Barack Obama got ďfeistyĒ during an interview about Russian President Vladimir Putin, as one CBS News anchor put it. In the interview, set to air Sunday on ď60 Minutes,Ē Obama immediately pushed back from reporter Steve Kroftís line of questioning about Americaís leadership around the world, particularly in the Middle East. ďA year ago, when we did this interview, there was some saber-rattling between the United States and Russia on the Ukrainian border,Ē Kroft said. ďNow itís also going on in Syria. You said a year ago that the United States, America leads, that we are the indispensable nation....
  • Trump: I support Putin 'bombing the hell' out of ISIS

    10/04/2015 5:54:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 169 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/4/15 | Al Weaver
    Donald Trump does not trust Russian President Vladimir Putin, but he is supportive of one thing Putin is doing on the world stage. During an interview with "Meet The Press" Sunday, Trump told moderator Chuck Todd that he supports Putin going out and "bombing the hell" out of the Islamic State in Syria, despite that they are doing so to support Syrian President Bashir al-Assad. "I like that Putin is bombing the hell out of ISIS, and it's going to be ISIS. I'll tell you why ó Putin has to get rid of ISIS because Putin doesn't want ISIS coming...
  • Patrick Kennedy reveals familyís struggles with alcohol in new book

    10/03/2015 5:32:49 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 51 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/3/15 | Christopher Rowland and Matt Viser
    Kennedy, in a book scheduled to be released Monday, provides an intimate picture of a dysfunctional family and some of its well-publicized struggles with alcoholism and mental health issues ó and what he describes as a blanket of secrecy that papered over their problems...The book, which Kennedy will discuss on CBSís ď60 MinutesĒ Sunday night, is bound to rile other members of the famous family. ďI know how some of them are going to react,Ē Kennedy says in a brief excerpt from the show released by CBS. ďTheyíre angry.Ē He describes a drunken sailing trip in 2000 that turned out...
  • The Trump Factor: 60 Minutes Ratings Soar

    09/28/2015 6:47:43 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Sep 2015 | Kipp Jones
    Sunday nightís ratings are in, and while football is still king, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump helped CBS to take second place. Trumpís Sunday evening interview with 60 Minutes, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin was also interviewed by Charlie Rose, brought in big ratings for CBS, which finished only behind NBCís Sunday Night Football. ... Scott Pelleyís sit-down with GOP frontrunner Donald Trump brought in 15 million viewers, for second place with a 2.9/9 rating among the key demo. Trump candidly criticized the media, teased his tax plan and advocated for the middle class during the interview. ... Fox came...
  • Trump Pushes Single Payer Healthcare, Tax Increase On Wealthy

    09/28/2015 11:40:17 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 217 replies
    Copyright © 2015 Breitbart ^ | 28 Sep 2015 | John Nolte
    During his ď60 MinutesĒ interview Sunday, Republican presidential front-runner appeared to come out in favor of a form of single payer health insurance for the uninsured ... and openly called for raising taxes on the wealthy.
  • Trump Proposes Replacing Obamacare with Government-Funded Universal Healthcare

    09/28/2015 11:27:58 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 91 replies
    TruthInMedia.com ^ | 09/28/2015 | Barry Donegan
    YoutTube Video: Donald Trump Endorses Universal Health Care - "The Government's Gonna Pay For It." On Sunday‚Äôs episode of 60 Minutes on CBS, Donald Trump said that ‚ÄúObamacare is a disaster‚ÄĚ and that he plans to repeal it and replace it with a government-funded universal healthcare plan.During the lengthy interview, CBS correspondent Scott Pelley asked billionaire real estate mogul and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump his position on healthcare reform. ‚ÄúObamacare‚Äôs going to be repealed and replaced. Obamacare is a disaster if you look at what‚Äôs going on with premiums where they‚Äôre up 40, 50, 55 percent,‚ÄĚ replied Trump.Pelley...
  • Jindal Slams ĎTrumpcareí Ė Government Dependence for All

    09/28/2015 11:26:55 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 69 replies
    Bobby Jindal for President ^ | 9-28-15 | Team Jindal
    BATON ROUGE ¬Ė On 60 Minutes Sunday, Donald Trump made one thing perfectly clear ¬Ė he supports a new federal entitlement program to give free government funded health care to every American. This is how the Donald described ¬ĎTrumpcare¬í on 60 Minutes:Scott Pelley: Universal health care.Donald Trump: I am going to take care of everybody. I don‚Äôt care if it costs me votes or not. Everybody‚Äôs going to be taken care of much better than they‚Äôre taken care of now.Scott Pelley: The uninsured person is going to be taken care of. How? How?Donald Trump: They‚Äôre going to be taken care...
  • Donald Trump on healthcare: if you like your plan, you can keep it

    09/28/2015 7:45:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 115 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/28/2015 | Gabriel Malor
    Last night, Donald Trump sat down with Scott Pelley on ’60 Minutes’ and made a gloriously confused barrage of promises and wishcasting about taxes, Social Security, ISIL, trade, and immigration. There’s a lot in there, but for my money his most laughable comments were about repealing Obamacare. Here’s the key section: Scott Pelley: What’s your plan for Obamacare?Donald Trump: Obamacare’s going to be repealed and replaced. Obamacare is a disaster if you look at what’s going on with premiums where they’re up 40, 50, 55 percent.Scott Pelley: How do you fix it?Donald Trump: There’s many different ways, by the...
  • 60 Minutes Didn't Ask Putin about homosexuality (West Coast on now 7pm)

    09/27/2015 5:56:16 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    9/27/15 | sff
    Anyone watch Charlie Rose didn't get in Vlad's face about homosexuality in tonight's interview. For YEARS now, the American media has screamed bloody murder about Russia not celebrating homosexuality. Laws to protect children were passed....but the media called it oppression. Charlie Rose must not have thought such questions worthy of asking Vlad during their televised interview.
  • [Vanity] Trump manhandles SeeBS and Scott Pelley [On now West Coast 7pm]

    09/27/2015 5:22:06 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 232 replies
    CBS 60 Minutes ^ | 9/27/2015 | Video at link
    Donald Trump is firing salvo after salvo tonight on 60 Minutes. He's winning the arguments in a hostile, communist environment. The unhinged far-left interviewer, Scott Pelley, may have been born in Texas but he's not a true Texan because he rejected the Conservative Christian (and Jewish) values of the Lone Star state. Since Pelley (like Dan Rather, Walter KKKronkite and Egbert R. Murrow) is a limp-wristed metrosexual who hates America, it's great to see him getting TRUMPED! Go Trump go! Attack! Attack! Attack!
  • Trump is truly fascinating: What's Logic got to do with it?

    09/24/2015 4:55:45 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 19 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 9/24/15 | Steve Berman
    Itís remarkable watching Donald Trump eviscerate the mainstream media. If this was ďThe MatrixĒ heís Neo.† If this was ďStar Trek,Ē Iíd be like Spock studying a new intelligent life in the universe that feeds off its own popularity: the more energy put into killing it, the stronger it gets. Trump is the hate eater; he digests abhorrence and excretes devotion. ďFascinating,Ē the Spock in me says, watching Trump effortlessly turn ď60 MinutesĒ host Scott Pelley into Jell-O, then deliver his own sound bite right on cue.† It wasnít even challenging for the master of manipulation, like Bruce Lee playing...
  • Another low for 60 Minutes (Video)

    09/22/2015 1:04:30 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    Powerline ^ | September 21, 2015
    60 Minutes traveled to Tehran for an interview with Iranís President Hassan Rouhani last week (whole thing and a little more here). Steve Kroft conducted the interview. Among other things, Kroft joined President Obama in defaming the American opponents of the deal with Iran. This is part and parcel of the operation of CBS News as an arm of the Democratic Party (see, e.g., Sharyl Attkissonís invaluable memoir Stonewalled). David Rhodes is the president of CBS News and the brother of Obama national security adviser Ben Rhodes. But it is worse than that. There is a long and dishonorable tradition...
  • Rouhani talks Iran nuclear deal in "60 Minutes" interview (CBS sucks up to the enemy)

    09/20/2015 8:56:30 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 18, 2015, 9:00 AM
    STEVE KROFT: I'm sure you realized the difficulty for many Americans to get past the fact that President Obama has signed an agreement with a country that says: "Death to America, death to Israel." What are they to make of it? Is this for internal Iranian political consumption? What are Americans to make of the language? PRESIDENT ROUHANI: The Iranian people are not looking for war with any country. "There has been much ferocious, negative comments about the deal in Iran as there have been in the United States," Kroft told "CBS This Morning" Friday about the long-awaited nuclear agreement....
  • Rouhani: Donít Take ĎDeath to Americaí Chants Personally

    09/20/2015 2:59:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    INN ^ | 9/20/2015, 6:40 AM | Ben Ariel
    When Iranian crowds chant ďDeath to AmericaĒ during rallies in Tehran, Americans shouldnít take it personally, according to Iran's president Hassan Rouhani. Speaking in an interview with 60 Minutes due to be broadcast on Sunday, Rouhani explained that the famous Friday ritual is a reaction to previous Washington policy decisions that hurt Iran. [Ö] ďThis slogan that is chanted is not a slogan against the American people. Our people respect the American people,Ē he insisted, according to AFP. ďThe Iranian people are not looking for war with any country,Ē continued Rouhani. [Ö] Rouhani, despite his comments, has personally presided over...
  • 60 Minutes Australia: Special Investigation Spies Lords and Predators(UK powerful pedophiles)

    07/20/2015 3:26:40 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    Australia's 60Mins Special Investigation exposing the dark secrets of Britain's most powerful (pedophiles) men.
  • Steve Kroft Upset Over Getting 60 Minutes Treatment

    04/11/2015 5:07:32 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 11, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    "How do you live with yourself?" Probably about as well as those many 60 Minutes reporters over the years who conducted numerous†ambush interviews. What 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft didn't like was that he was on the receiving end of an interview on the fly by a New York Post reporter. Call it karmatic kickback but it all started back in January when it was revealed that Steve Kroft had been having an affair with a mistress notable for the way he slurped champagne. For some background let us first review some of the New York Post highlights (or lowlights)...

    03/24/2015 10:51:15 AM PDT · by Bratch · 55 replies
    Breibart's Big Journalism ^ | March 23, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    CBS News 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan is back in the hospital in Washington, D.C., due to years-long complications stemming from the brutal sexual assault she endured in Egypt while covering the Arab Spring in early 2011, several sources close to heróincluding one family friend who went on the recordóconfirmed to Breitbart News on Monday evening. A†60 Minutes†spokesman also confirmed to Breitbart News late Monday that Logan was in fact hospitalized.ďVery few people know how stoic and incredibly tough this lady is. In spite of everything sheís had to face in the last two years, people have no idea the...
  • How to Build a $400 Billion F-35 That Doesnít Fly

    03/16/2015 5:27:41 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 36 replies
    The Fiscal Times via Yahoo! Finance ^ | March 15, 2015 6:30 AM | Brianna Ehley
    The Pentagonís embattled F-35 Joint Strike Fighter continues to be plagued with so many problems that it canít even pass the most basic requirements needed to fly in combat, despite soaring roughly $170 billion over budget. As the most expensive weapons program in the Pentagonís history, the $400 billion and counting F-35 is supposed to be unlike any other fighter jetówith high-tech computer capabilities that can identify a combatant plane at warp speed. However, major design flaws and test failures have placed the program under serious scrutiny for yearsówith auditors constantly questioning whether the jet will ever actually get off...
  • Lumber Liquidators shares are crashing after a damning '60 Minutes' report

    03/02/2015 9:34:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/02/2015 | Myles Udland
    Lumber Liquidators shares are getting smoked after a report aired on "60 Minutes" Sunday night that showed major issues at some of the company's factories in China. Near 11:15 a.m. ET on Monday, shares of the company were down more than 22%. In premarket trade Monday, shares of Lumber Liquidators ó North America's largest specialty retailer of hardwood floor ó were down as much as 24%. At the opening bell on Monday, shares of the company were halted, news pending. Just after 11:00 a.m. ET, the company released a statement regarding the "60 Minutes" report, saying the newsmagazine used an...
  • Bob Simon (60 Minutes) Dead Following Car Crash

    02/11/2015 6:47:33 PM PST · by cincinnati65 · 71 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2-11-5 | Yahoo News
    60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon died Wednesday evening in a car accident in New York. The CBS newsman was riding in a livery cab that struck another car and then crashed into a median on the West Side Highway, his network confirmed. Simon, the recipient of 24 Emmy awards, began regularly contributing to the Sunday-night newsmagazine in 1996. He also was a correspondent for 60 Minutes II; when that series wrapped in 2005, he worked full-time on 60 Minutes.
  • CBS News correspondent Bob Simon, 1941-2015

    02/11/2015 6:46:49 PM PST · by bryan999 · 93 replies
    NEW YORK -- Bob Simon, the longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent and legendary CBS News foreign reporter died suddenly tonight in a car accident in New York City. The award-winning newsman was 73. Simon's career spanned five decades, from covering the war in Vietnam to a piece on "60 Minutes" this past weekend on the Academy Award-nominated film "Selma." This is a developing story.
  • ĎDonít dress like Beyoncť': The sexts of Steve Kroft (to his black mistress)

    02/01/2015 10:17:17 AM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 31, 2015 | Leonard Greene and Laura Italiano
    The Manhattan mistress of married ď60 Minutesíí newsman Steve Kroft sent him sexy lingerie photos during their affair, but he insisted she dress low-key ó like ďLaura BushĒ ó with him in public to keep things hush-hush, according to newly revealed texts. A source close to Kroftís lover told The Post that the TV hotshot was ďreally paranoid about right-wing zealotsĒ finding out about their affair and using the tawdry details to try to destroy his career and CBS. [Snip] Kroft was proud to boast to Goines about his closeness to the leader of the free world ó and let...
  • Racist ď60 MinutesĒ Crank Refused to Be Seen Publicly With Black Mistress: Donít Dress Like Beyonce

    02/01/2015 12:02:30 PM PST · by george76 · 46 replies
    Gateway ^ | January 31, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Racist ď60 MinutesĒ host Steve Kroft told his sexy black mistress to dress like Laura Bush, not Beyonce. Kroft refused to bee seen with her in public. ... Steve Kroft confirmed a three-year affair with married black lawyer Lisan Goines.
  • Steve Kroft and ď60 MinutesĒ refuse to cover murder of PFC Lavena Johnson

    01/13/2015 8:49:57 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/13/15 | Glenn MacDonald
    STEVE KROFT, THE OLD FOOL OF 60 MINUTES WHO BOASTED HE IS BARACK OBAMAíS ďGO TO MANĒ AT THE CBS SHOW, PREFERS HIS BLACK WOMEN IN BED WHILE CHEATING ON HIS SOCIETY WIFE. THE VICIOUS, UNSOLVED SLAYIING OF A BLACK FEMALE WAS IGNORED WHILE KROFT AND CBS PILE UP BROWNIE POINTS WITH THE PENTAGON PRESS OFFICE. Copyright 2015 MilitaryCorruption.com Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes is more than an old fool with a fecal fetish (more about that later in this story). Heís a phony hypocrite as well. A Vietnam veteran and former enlisted man, like Chuck Hagel, he forgot where...
  • What '60 Minutes' Didn't Tell You: Hospitals Will Charge You More Under Obamacare

    01/12/2015 11:27:20 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 43 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 12, 2015 | By Avik Roy
    On Sunday evening, CBSí 60 Minutes did a feature story on Steven Brillís new book, Americaís Bitter Pill, in which Brill complains that Obamacare didnít do enough to tackle the exorbitantly high price of U.S. hospital care. ďObamacare does zero to change any of that,Ē says Brill. Thatís not exactly right. What Brillóand CBSódonít tell youóis that Obamacare is driving hospitals to charge you more than they already do. Steven Brill, founder of The American Lawyer and Court TV took a starring role in the health care debate when he published the Time article ďBitter Pill,Ē describing how hospitals charge...
  • Tonight on CBS, a Peek Inside the Vatican Library

    12/28/2014 1:18:50 PM PST · by marshmallow · 41 replies
    Patheos ^ | 10/28/14 | Kathy Schiffer
    Tonight on CBS, viewers will be treated to a special hour of ď60 Minutes Presents: Inside the Vatican.Ē Scott Pelley will profile Pope Francis, who is surprising the world by spurning tradition; and Morley Safer will lead viewers on a tour of the Vatican Library. The program will air at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time and Pacific Time. To whet your appetite for what is certain to be a fascinating disclosure of rarely seen documents, let me tell you a little about the things Iíve seen in that hallowed space. Center> * * * * It was my great privilege to...
  • Congress Can't Break Highway Gridlock

    11/28/2014 11:04:21 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 26, 2014 | Michael Needham
    ďI donít want to say theyíre unsafe, but theyíre dangerous.Ē That was how President Obamaís former transportation secretary Ray LaHood described Americaís roads and bridges in a pre-Thanksgiving interview on CBSís 60 Minutes. The high-profile story left viewers with the distinct impression that Americaís roads and bridges are crumbling, and politicians were to blame. First, letís dispense with the notion that travel in America is a life-jeopardizing experience. According to the Federal Highway Administrationís own 2013 report, the number of structurally deficient and functionally obsolete bridges has decreased every year since 2000. This same report also shows that fatalities and...
  • Dan Ratherís Revenge and the Battle for Free Speech

    10/17/2014 11:13:09 AM PDT · by Interesting Times · 99 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 17, 2014 | Scott Swett
    NEW YORK Ė Robert Redford will play Dan Rather in a film about the former CBS anchorís disputed report about President George W. Bushís National Guard service. The film, titled Truth, will be adapted from the memoir Truth And Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power by former CBS producer Mary Mapes, said the production company, Mythology Entertainment. Cate Blanchett is signed on to play Mapes. If you followed the 2004 presidential campaign, you probably recall the ďdisputedĒ 60 Minutes report claiming that George W. Bush shirked his duties and failed to follow orders as a young...
  • Unamed Pentagon Official: The President is lying to America

    10/01/2014 5:27:03 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-1-14 | "Joseph Miller"
    Joseph Miller is the pen name for a ranking Department of Defense official with a background in U.S. special operations and combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has worked in strategic planning. President Barack Obama has taken a lot of flack since his Sunday night ď60 MinutesĒ interview, in which he blamed the intelligence community for his failure to tackle the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. And that is right and proper. Because not only was his excuse of blaming us a lie, but when questioned on his lie, White House press secretary Josh...
  • You can love Palin without wanting her to be president (Journolist Alert)

    08/30/2010 9:55:57 AM PDT · by pissant · 235 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/30/10 | Journolist Liberal Ben Smith, pissant's latest hero
    A new 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair poll offers what is, I think, a somewhat misleading way to look at Sarah Palin. The poll finds that 59% of Americans and 40% of Republicans don't think she'd make an "effective president" -- numbers that come very close to disqualifying her even in the primary, if she chooses to run. This trouble imagining President Palin is constant across the polling since soon after she was chosen as John McCain's running mate, and it reflects both her own lack of experience and the higher bar set for a woman -- Hillary Clinton did years of...
  • Snitchgate -- Sharpton Is Still Lying

    04/17/2014 5:26:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Larry Elder
    <p>If the Rev. Al Sharpton, the bigoted, anti-Semitic, non-tax paying race-hustling poverty pimp, had any credibility left, it just vanished.</p> <p>The beneficiary of a lifetime of passes from our race-conscious mainscream media, Sharpton ran into an outlet not afraid of him -- The Smoking Gun. They obtained material that exposed Sharpton as an FBI "informant." Sharpton, of course, denies that this constitutes "snitching." No, he says he "volunteered" to "cooperate" with the FBI -- and for the most honorable of motives.</p>
  • Time for a public hearing about the stock market?

    04/02/2014 11:36:55 AM PDT · by shove_it · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | 31 Mar 2014 | Bob Pisani
    It's time for a public hearing about what's going on with our stock market. I've said Michael Lewis' claim that the stock market is "rigged" is a gross exaggeration, but we can thank him for one thing: the megaphone he has with "60 Minutes" has helped revive a sleepy debate on what is rightóand wrongówith our market structure. And now, it is time to strike while the iron is hot: It's time for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to convene a series of public hearings on the stock market. Read More Michael Lewis, 'Flash Boys,' and '60 Minutes' Bring...
  • DOD Is Stuck with a Flawed $1.5 Trillion Fighter Jet

    04/02/2014 9:21:58 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 81 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 2/18/2014 | David Francis
    On CBSís ď60 MinutesĒ on Sunday night, national security correspondent David Martin chronicled the seemingly never-ending list of problems with the Pentagonís next-generation F-35 fight jet, from cost overruns of $160 billion to technical problems that have plagued the planeís development. When asked if the F-35 program, which is expected to cost some $1.5 trillion over the four-decade life of the program, is now under control, the Pentagonís acquisition chief, Frank Kendall, said, "Yes, it is." But that commitment came with a warning. ďLong gone is the time when we're going to pay for mistake after mistake after mistake," said...
  • Jay Leno was 'blindsided' by replacement, but thinks Fallon on 'Tonight' makes 'perfect sense'

    01/25/2014 6:31:40 AM PST · by gooblah · 18 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | Jan 24, 2014 | Hillary Busis
    How did Jay Leno really feel in 2009, when NBC revealed its master plan to hand The Tonight Show over to Conan OíBrien? The comedian doesnít mince words in an upcoming interview with 60 Minutes, telling Steve Kroft that the decision took him completely by surprise. ďI was blindsided,Ē he says, according to CBS News.
  • Annoying Greenie on Defense

    01/12/2014 5:59:13 AM PST · by rktman · 3 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1/12/2014 | Marita Noon
    After decades of controlling Americaís energy narrative, on January 5, CBSís 60 Minutes fired a shot that has put the green lobby on the defensive. The next day, two very different media outlets lobbed blows that could represent a new trend; a change of tone in Washington. The 60 Minutes piece, featuring correspondent Lesley Stahl, aired, perhaps intentionally, at a time when it may have had the lowest possible viewership, as it aired opposite the NFL playoff game between the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers. You may have missed it. But environmental/renewable-energy believers took the hitóand they...
  • Alex Rodriguez suspended for 162 games

    01/11/2014 7:46:51 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 34 replies
    SI.com ^ | Saturday, January 11, 2014 | Jay Jaffe
    ... The ruling, issued by arbitrator Frederic Horowitz, is a reduction from the 211-game suspension Rodriguez was handed by MLB commissioner Bud Selig back in August, but itís still the longest drug-related suspension in MLB history. For the 38-year-old Rodriguez, it means the loss of an entire season and $25 million in salary. The Yankees will gain $27.5 million worth of salary relief for luxury tax purposes, since the average annual value of his deal is what counts there. That will aid the teamís attempt to get below the $189 million threshold to reset their luxury tax rate, but it...
  • 60 Minutes confirms Benghazi is a real scandal, and youíve been lied to

    10/27/2013 5:24:01 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 85 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 10-27-2013 | William A. Jacobson
    60 Minutes had an absolutely devastating report on the Obama administrationís failure to protect Ambassador Chris Stevens and other Americans in Benghazi. Iíll post the video when available (update Ė available and added), but the heart of the report is that there were clear and unequivocal warnings which were ignored, and the Obama administration lied about these warnings after the attack. Hillary and Obama blamed a video and stood by the caskets perpetuating that lie. And remember how almost all of the media obsessed with Mitt Romneyís statement over Benghazi, and colluded to ask Romney gotcha questions while downplaying and...