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  • Todd to Hillary: This IG report contradicts your previous statements, doesnt it?

    05/27/2016 8:07:43 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 59 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 27, 2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Hillary Clinton spent yesterday doing damage control after the release of the Inspector General report on her use of a secret e-mail server exposed her continuous stream of lies over the last 15 months on the topic. As part of that effort, Hillary called into Meet the Press Daily, where Chuck Todd took a skeptical view of the spin coming from Team Hillary, as Leah Barkoukis notes at Townhall. Todd zeroed in on one statement from the IG report in which Hillary refused to use an official State Department e-mail. Until yesterday, Hillary claimed she wanted one system for convenience,...
  • MSNBC's Chuck Todd grills Hillary Clinton over brutal State Department report

    05/26/2016 6:57:08 PM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 73 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5/26/16 | Natasha Bertrand
    MSNBC's Chuck Todd grilled Hillary Clinton over the scathing inspector general's report released on Wednesday that determined she "did not comply" with State Department rules in using a personal email address to conduct government business. The report "seemed to contradict many of the things you've said about the emails," Todd said, before asking Clinton if she accepts everything the report said as fact. Clinton argued that the report made clear that personal email use was allowed under State Department rules, though she acknowledged she realized people have "concerns." Snip... The existence of at least three previously undisclosed email correspondences between...
  • What Hillary Clinton thinks about Mark Cubans interest in talking about the vice presidency

    05/22/2016 4:55:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | May 22, 2016 | Abby Phillip
    Hillary Clinton says she welcomes businessman and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's interest in potentially becoming her vice presidential running mate. In an interview that aired Sunday, Clinton opened the door wide open to Cuban and other business leaders, who could serve to counter the likely Republican nominee, real estate mogul Donald Trump. "I think we should look widely and broadly. It's not just people in elected office. It is successful businesspeople," Clinton told NBC News's Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press." "I am very interested in that." "And I appreciate his openness to it," she added of Cuban's comments....
  • Trey Gowdy: Benghazi report will be out before conventions

    05/20/2016 4:54:45 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 70 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 20 May 2016 | Matthew Kitchen
    Its been nearly four years since a September 11, 2012, raid on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, left four U.S. citizens dead, including an ambassador, and more than two years since the House of Representatives formed a special committee to investigate the attack. The Houses report on the events is coming soon very soon. It just might not be the whole report. In an interview with Chuck Todd on MTP Daily Friday, committee chair Rep. Trey Gowdy, a Republican from South Carolina, said he plans to release the much sought-after draft in June. Were going to get...
  • Cruz: I stand by every word I said when I called Mitch McConnell a liar on the Senate floor

    04/14/2016 4:38:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 14, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Ah, I remember that speech well. It was high-five material on conservative blogs for days, back when Cruz was still a populist hero to Trump fans rather than “Lyin’ Ted.” He delivered it last July, a month after Trump declared his candidacy, with the Trump/Cruz bromance still in full flower. Cruz was eager to impress Trump’s supporters in the belief that they’d soon stampede towards him as Trump inevitably collapsed in the polls. Fast-forward eight months and here we are: Sixty-three percent of Trump’s supporters say that if he earns more delegates than the other candidates but does not become...
  • Cruz: Mitch McConnell Is Still A Liar [VIDEO]

    04/14/2016 2:46:34 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/14/2016 | STEVE GUEST
    Ted Cruz stands by his claim that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is a liar arguing, “Every word I said there was true and accurate.” In a town hall on MSNBC hosted by the moderator of “Meet the Press” Chuck Todd on Thursday, Todd asked Cruz, “You called Senate Majority Leader a liar on the Senate floor. That has not sat well with your colleagues. Do you regret calling him a ‘liar’ on the Senate floor?” “You know, Washington is an amazing place,” Cruz said. “When somebody stands up and lies to you, and someone else points out that they...
  • Hillary Surrogate: Bernie Sanders a 'Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of the NRA'

    04/13/2016 4:53:52 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Bernie Sanders is a subsidiary of the NRA, they really should spin him off. . . On today's MTP Daily, Hillary surrogate Hakeem Jeffries, a NYC congressman and Hillary surrogate, claimed that "Senator Bernie Sanders has effectively functioned as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Rifle association for the entirety of his career." Really? Let's go to the scorecard. Sanders current NRA rating is a subterranean D-. Since 1992, he has racked up four Fs. His highest score was a C-. Kudos to Chuck Todd for reacting with incredulity: "can you really refer to him as a wholly-owned subsidiary...
  • NBC's Todd on National Enquirer Story: More Evidence Against Trump Than Cruz

    03/28/2016 4:11:45 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 177 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/28/2016 | Mike Ciandella
    NBC anchor Chuck Todd isnt buying the National Enquirer hit piece on Ted Cruz. On the March 27 edition of Meet the Press, Todd commented that theres more evidence that ties Trump to planting the story, than there is to the story itself tying anything to Cruz. Todd also accused Trump of taking a page out of the LBJ playbook. Discussing the story with NBC chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell, Todd retorted that Trump is almost trying to borrow a page from the LBJ playbook, when he put out a statement on the National Enquirer let me put...
  • Chuck Todd Says Trump Can No Longer Call Into 'Meet The Press'

    03/21/2016 8:24:04 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 71 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | March 21, 2016 | Caitlin Cruz
    Donald Trump will no longer be allowed to call into NBC's signature Sunday news show "Meet The Press," according to a Sunday report in The New York Times. "Meet The Press" moderator Chuck Todd told the Times on Friday that the frontrunner will have to appear in-person. From the Times: On Friday, Chuck Todd, the moderator of Meet the Press, told me he had only grudgingly allowed Mr. Trump to call in to his show earlier in the campaign, determining that he would rather have Mr. Trump take questions via phone than not at all. Now, Mr. Todd said, he...
  • Trump admits he may pay legal fees for 78-year-old supporter who sucker-punched black protester

    03/13/2016 10:47:31 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 92 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 13 March 2016 | NIKKI SCHWAB
    Donald Trump said Sunday on Meet the Press that he's looking into paying the legal fees of the 78-year-old supporter who sucker-punched a black protester at a rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina on Wednesday. 'I've actually instructed my people to look into it, yes,' Trump told NBC's Chuck Todd. The Republican frontrunner did a tour of the Sunday shows this morning and was asked questions about the bouts of violence at his campaign events in recent days.
  • Nazi Card: David Brooks Suggests Trump Staging 'Nuremberg Rallies'

    03/06/2016 9:01:18 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 133 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Whatever you think of Donald Trump, is it fair to play the full Nazi card against him? David Brooks--the fellow who was so impressed by the crease in Obama's pants--apparently thinks so. On today's Meet the Press, commenting on images of Trump supporters at a rally responding to his request to raise their right hands to pledge to vote for him, Brooks said "if we're going to get Trump, we might as well get the Nuremberg rallies to go with it." Have a look at the photos below and compare the Trump rally to a real Nuremberg rally. Really, Chuck...
  • Chuck Todd: 'No Impact' If Hillary Charged with Email Misdemeanor

    02/27/2016 6:03:22 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 80 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, fellow Americans: Vice-President Elizabeth Warren will be delivering the Inaugural Address here today, because President Hillary Clinton has been, uh, unavoidably detained . . ." On MSNBC's coverage of the South Carolina primary this evening, Chuck Todd actually said that if Hillary Clinton is charged with a misdemeanor concerning her emails, it will have "no impact" on her presidential prospects. View the video here.
  • Ted Cruz on Whether He Can Beat Trump in Texas: “I Hope So”

    02/22/2016 2:07:28 PM PST · by xzins · 159 replies
    PPD ^ | February 22, 2016 | PPD Elections Staff
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz didn’t offer a confident response Sunday when asked if he was going to defeat Donald Trump in his own home state of Texas. When asked on Meet The Press by host Chuck Todd whether he was going to win Texas, Cruz responded with “I hope so.” Worth noting, an internal campaign poll leaked to PPD last week showed Cruz trailing the national frontrunner in The Lone Star State by single digits. The interview comes after Cruz finished a disappointing third place in South Carolina. He did his best to put a spin on the fact he...
  • Chuck Todd Perpetuates Myth Planned Parenthood Performs Mammograms

    02/21/2016 8:44:07 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 45 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On today's Meet the Press, Chuck Todd helped perpetuate the myth that Planned Parenthood provides mammograms. Interviewing Donald Trump, Todd said "Democrats will say the money they give to Planned Parenthood does not go to abortions. That the money they give to Planned Parenthood only goes to other women's health issues including mammograms and things like that." Let's make this absolutely clear: Planned Parenthood does not perform mammograms. Its own FAQ on the matter makes that clear. Even the Washington Post says "the myth that Planned Parenthood actually offers mammogram X-rays to patients has been long debunked, and needs to...
  • Rudy Giuliani: Trump 'Absolutely Wrong' About 9/11 and George W. Bush [VIDEO] [Trump lies again]

    02/17/2016 7:34:08 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 153 replies
    Polistick ^ | February 17, 2016 | Matthew K. Burke
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who was mayor during the horrific 9/11 Islamic terrorist attacks that brought down the World Trade Center — the twin towers — and resulted in the tragic death of over 3,000 Americans, says that Donald Trump calling George W. Bush a liar over the matter is “absolutely wrong.”Giuliani, appearing on FOX & Friends Wednesday morning, said that while he may turn out to be a supporter of Trump’s, perhaps even during the primary and even considers him a friend, his blame of President Bush for 9/11 is way out of bounds.“What he said...
  • Antonin Scalia’s death should strengthen Ted Cruz’s case for the GOP nomination

    02/14/2016 2:28:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | February 14, 2016 | Chris Cillizza
    The stunning death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia -- announced just hours before the six remaining Republican presidential candidates gathered Saturday in South Carolina for a debate -- immediately ups the ante in the GOP primary and could well cement the base's commitment to nominating a "true" conservative along the lines of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. "We ought to make the 2016 election a referendum on the Supreme Court," Cruz told NBC's Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press" Sunday. "I cannot wait to stand on that debate stage with Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders and talk about what the...
  • Morning Joe: Bill Clinton's 'Hatchet' Job on Bernie 'Painful,' Cringe-worthy

    02/08/2016 6:38:14 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Bill Clinton has lost his fastball. That's an emerging theme from this campaign season, and it was on glaring display on today's Morning Joe. Introducing a clip of Clinton [dressed like a lumberjack] attacking Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire, Mika Brzezinski said the ex-prez had picked up the "hatchet"--not a good image for a would-be statesman. After the clip aired, Joe Scarborough called it "painful." Mike Barnicle said it was a "cringe" moment, with Chuck Todd seconding the assessment. View the video here.
  • Hillary misleading about email probe during debate, former FBI agents say

    02/05/2016 5:23:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 5, 2016 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne
    Hillary Clinton used misleading language in Thursday night's Democratic debate to describe the ongoing FBI investigation into her use of a private email server to conduct official government business while she was secretary of state, according to former senior FBI agents. In the New Hampshire debate with Senator Bernie Sanders, which aired on MSNBC, Clinton told moderator Chuck Todd that nothing would come of the FBI probe, "I am 100 percent confident. This is a security review that was requested. It is being carried out." Not true says Steve Pomerantz, who spent 28 years at the FBI, and rose from...
  • Chuck Todd: Trump Event Had ‘Rock Concert Atmosphere’ Versus ‘Low Energy’ GOP Debate

    01/28/2016 9:53:43 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 104 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | January 28
    While Thursday night's GOP debate was still on-going, NBC's Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd appeared on MSNBC's The Last Word and hyped that Donald Trump events like the one he held instead of attending the debate have a "sort of like this rock concert feel" while the latest Republican presidential debate felt like it was "low energy" instead. After joking that Rick Santorum was desperately trying to not stand directly behind the Trump campaign podium at the so-called event for veterans, Todd mentioned that he was there for awhile before coming back to the debate site and noticed that...
  • Chuck Todd's Softball to Hillary on E-Mails: 'Are You Concerned?'

    01/24/2016 4:54:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 24, 2016 | Tim Graham
    NBC Meet the Press host Chuck Todd conducted a pretty soft interview with Hillary Clinton on Sunday, especially the way he let Mrs. Clinton get away with suggesting there is no e-mail scandal and “I cannot control what the Republicans leak,” as if the Inspector General of the intelligence community is some kind of Republican plant. Chuck Todd's Softball to Hillary on E-Mails: 'Are You Concerned?'Todd left it for the end of the interview, and only asked her if she was “concerned” – the softest possible way of putting it, not the Tim Russert way. Last week you were asked...
  • Morning Joe Food-fight as Chuck Todd Claims Petraeus' Email Abuse 'Worse' Than Hillary's

    01/21/2016 5:24:33 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 35 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Hillary Clinton's defense lawyers made a stunning appearance on today's Morning Joe, asserting that David Petraeus' mishandling of his emails was "worse" than what Hillary did, and arguing that she should not be charged. Oh, wait: those weren't Hillary's lawyers: they were NBC's Chuck Todd, and politician-turned-professor Harold Ford, Jr. Can anyone recall this level of naked partisan advocacy by an MTP host? And when Ford would not stop telling Joe Scarborough that he "had" to agree with Todd, Scarborough eventually snapped at Ford "you're a gd lawyer." View the video here.
  • GOP Strategist Alex Castellanos: "No Takers" For My Anti-Trump Campaign; "Too Late" To Stop Trump

    01/10/2016 11:16:22 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 73 replies
    GOP Strategist Alex Castellanos: "No Takers" For My Anti-Trump Campaign; "Too Late" To Stop Trump Posted on January 10, 2016 Veteran Republican consultant Alex Castellanos tells Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd he has been unable to convince major Republican donors to fund an anti-Trump campaign ad blitz. Castellanos said there were several factors but the possibility of Cruz being elevated by Trump's demise was something the establishment did not want to risk. "No takers," Castellanos said about his anti-Trump campaign. *snip* "Is it too late," Chuck Todd asked? "It's too late," Castellanos conceded.
  • Best Bet to Beat Hillary? Mika Says It's Trump

    12/18/2015 5:23:46 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The polls might currently be showing something else, but Mika Brzezinski's view on which Republican has the best shot at beating Hillary Clinton might surprise you. On today's Morning Joe, Mika said "If you want someone to beat Hillary Clinton, it would be Donald Trump. Because he will do things that none of those candidates will do . . . The Democratic party has a problem if Trump wins the nomination." Mika's comments came after Chuck Todd suggested that for now, Republican voters are looking for "bold colors" [i.e. Trump], but later might become more pragmatic and turn to someone...
  • Kerry: 'For The Most Part' We Know Who's Coming Into Our Country

    12/13/2015 10:42:58 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 84 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ain't that reassuring? . . . On today's Meet the Press, John Kerry told Chuck Todd that "for the most part" we know who's entering our country. Kerry's statement came after he boasted about the Obama admin's "huge process" for vetting visa applicants. Not huge enough to catch Tafsheen Malik. Knowing for "the most part" who is entering the US is dangerously insufficient, given the hundreds of thousands of "refugees" and other immigrants from Muslim lands that President Obama wants to admit. Also troubling was Kerry's response to Todd's question, whether, given that Malik had posted her radical views online...
  • Sen. Flake Speaks at Scottsdale Mosque Service

    12/12/2015 1:06:16 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 28 replies
    12news.com ^ | December 11, 2015
    Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake told worshipers at a north Scottsdale mosque Friday that the rhetoric on display in the GOP presidential campaign this week does not fit American ideals. "This was a difficult week in Washington," the Mesa Republican told more than 200 worshipers at the Islamic Center of the North East Valley. "We are a better country than has been on display this week." "My hope and prayer today is that isolated voices calling for division are overwhelmed by the chorus of voices in this room today calling for acceptance, tolerance and inclusion."
  • GOP senator: Why politicians secretly oppose Trump

    12/11/2015 6:02:57 PM PST · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/11/15 | Anna Giaritelli
    Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake shocked MSNBC's Chuck Todd Thursday evening with his candid response that Republican lawmakers won't publicly admit they oppose Donald Trump as the GOP presidential nominee because they fear the front-runner would launch a third-party run. "Those who don't want a Republican in the White House want Republicans to say this because the most likely scenario if there's not a Republican in the White House will be because Donald Trump runs as a third-party candidate and if Republicans say now we will not support the ultimate nominee, that gives Donald Trump license to run as a third-party...
  • Gather around campers, Uncle Chuck is going to explain why he knows better about Islam

    12/10/2015 9:35:27 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/10/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    There is no chance that the Leftist media will “get it” any time soon. They all believe they can be Uncle Walter Cronkite and just feed us lies. Now that we are beginning to wake to the dangers of Islam, the media is worried and upset at our “lack of knowledge.” They could have been telling us the truth about Muslims for years but chose not to; so have lost their grip on public opinion. To change this, Chuck Todd is trying his hand at being Uncle Walter. Out of pure panic, Uncle Chuck had to call an emergency campfire...
  • VANITY about an article from November 20, 2015 Time Magazine: CNN Announces Criteria for Next Republ

    Chuck Todd On The Latest Terrorism News HH: Yeah, because Chris Christie said last hour on this program I wonder if the President is going to mock me as a tough guy now for worrying about widows, because this was a black widow. That is where my observation is taking me. And Christie just hammered the President. (Excuse us, Christie does not hammer Obama more than Trump. Christie is only trying to become a mini Trump) What do you think happens now inside the White House on their reluctance to use the term Islamist terror, on the jayvee stuff coming...
  • Chuck Todd Shudders at Coming ‘Islamophobia’ – ‘It’s Going to Get Ugly’

    12/03/2015 5:08:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 3, 2015 | Michael McKinney
    MSNBC Live with Tamron Hall had Chuck Todd on for two segments related to the terrorist attack in San Bernardino on Wednesday. When confronted with the idea that this could be terrorism, as many labeled the Colorado Springs shooting, Todd hesitantly said, “I don't know if we want to go down that road, Tamron, just yet. I think, I think let's let all this play out. But I have, I have very, I have some fears of where this conversation goes, if this turns into being an American Muslim, an American citizen, and the investigation comes out that this is...
  • Huckabee Blows Up Chuck Todd's Claim US Better at Assimilation

    11/17/2015 4:37:09 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mike Huckabee might be down in the polls, but he's still up to throwing a good political punch. On this evening's MTP Daily, Chuck Todd suggested, by way of advocating the admission of Syrian refugees, that the US is better than Europe at "assimilation." Retorted Huckabee, speaking of one of the Boston bombers, "he really assimilated, until he blew up the Boston Marathon with a pressure cooker." Ouch! View the video here.
  • Ben Rhodes: Obama Not Worried About Taking Syrian Refugees

    11/15/2015 11:25:36 AM PST · by Rockitz · 51 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 15 Nov 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” the deputy national security adviser for strategic communication for President Barack Obama Ben Rhodes said the president is not worried about America taking Syrian refugees despite reports that at least one man linked to the Paris attacks registered as refugee in Greece. Host Chuck Todd said, “If anything, ISIS looks like they’re more ambitious than ever.” Rhodes replied, “Well clearly, Chuck, they’ll have to be an intensification of our efforts, to look at what has worked in the application of the strategy and what hasn’t. What we see works, getting equipment arms directly to...
  • Ryan on MTP: No immigration reform while Obama’s in office

    11/02/2015 9:00:40 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/02/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Speaks slowly so Chuck Todd can understand It’s not easy making a worthwhile point when you go on Meet the Press, because you have to answer questions from Chuck Todd, who never asks you about anything worthwhile. But Speaker Paul Ryan did a pretty good job regardless in his appearance yesterday. Conservatives opposed to Ryan because immigration is their number one issue and they think Ryan is a pro-amnesty sellout will be pleased to know - I think, you never know with them - that Ryan vowed there will be no comprehensive immigration reform taken up by the House as...
  • Chuck Todd Calls out Cummings and Benghazi Democrats: Why Did You Shield Hillary Clinton...

    10/25/2015 6:16:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10/25/15 | David Rutz
    Meet The Press host Chuck Todd called out ranking Benghazi Select Committee member Elijah Cummings (D., Md.) and other Democrats Sunday for using so much of their time this week with Hillary Clinton to shield her rather than ask real questions about Clintons handling of the terrorist attack.Less than 25 percent of the Democrats questions, according to the NBC shows calculations, were actually challenging, Todd said. The hearing was referred to as partisan by many mainstream media outlets, but they chose to give it that label because of the Republicans tough questioning of Clinton, not Democrats consistently bashing the proceedings...
  • Carson: No Abortion In Cases Of Rape Or Incest

    10/25/2015 6:09:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/25/15 | Steve Guest
    Ben Carson says, I have plenty of energy, but, you know, I am soft-spoken.In an interview airing Sunday on NBCs Meet the Press with Chuck Todd, Carson responded to Donald Trumps recent critique of him being super low energy explaining, I do have a tendency to be relaxed. Todd asked Carson about Trumps joke regarding Carson overtaking him in a couple of Iowa polls, where Trump said that when Carson was told about the poll numbers, he was sleeping.Carson explained, You know, everybody has their own personality. And if hed like to do that, thats fine. Thats not who I...
  • Ted Cruz Said Republican Leadership Are 'Effective' Democrats (Meet the Press with Video)

    10/18/2015 8:20:35 AM PDT · by Isara · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | Oct 18 2015 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    Watch the video at the link.Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, R-Texas, unloaded on Republican leadership in the House and Senate and vowed to follow through on his promises should he be elected president. In an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," Cruz said Republican leaders, especially in the Senate, are "making it easier for Barack Obama and [Senate Minority Leader] Harry Reid to add trillions in debt." "The truth of the matter is Republican leadership are the most effective Democrat leaders we've ever seen. They've passed more Democratic priorities than Harry Reid ever could," Cruz said. But even after House...
  • Cruz: No More Nation Building [VIDEO]

    10/18/2015 8:47:25 AM PDT · by Isara · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/18/2015 | Steve Guest
    Ted Cruz says that in Afghanistan, “I don’t believe we should be engaged in nation building.”Cruz, appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday, blasted Barack Obama’s Afghanistan decision, insisting, “It’s a recognition that what the President has been saying for years, that Al Qaeda is decimated was never true. That it was political spin.” “The reality is we live in an incredibly dangerous world and sadly the failures of the Obama/Clinton foreign policy have made the dangers greater,” Cruz claimed.Todd later asked Cruz, “If you become President though, you’re gonna keep this policy in place of keeping those troops there...
  • Why Donald Trump May Well Become Our Next President

    10/14/2015 1:08:02 PM PDT · by Signalman · 36 replies
    NewEnglishReview ^ | 10/4/2015 | Rebecca Bynum
    I attended a Donald Trump rally yesterday, October 3, in Franklin Tennessee. Ive never seen attendance like it. I arrived an hour early and the line snaked around the building then back on itself around the building again and the people kept coming and coming. They were mostly average working people, I estimate about a third were under 30. All were heartened by the crowd itself. Everyone I spoke to expressed renewed hope for America in this candidate. Eventually, the organizers stopped letting people in and we were all stranded out in the rain. The couple behind me had...
  • Why Bernie Sanders isnt going to be president, in five words

    10/12/2015 1:42:41 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 40 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/12/2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Here's an exchange from Bernie Sanders's appearance on "Meet the Press" on Sunday: CHUCK TODD: Are you a capitalist? @BernieSanders: No. I'm a Democratic Socialist. And, in those five words, Sanders showed why no matter how much energy there is for him on the liberal left he isn't getting elected president. Why? Because Democrat or Republican (or independent), capitalism remains a pretty popular concept especially when compared to socialism. A 2011 Pew Research Center survey showed that 50 percent of people had a favorable view of capitalism, while 40 percent had an unfavorable one. Of socialism, just...
  • CHUCK TODD: THE TED CRUZ MOMENT IS COMING

    10/12/2015 9:34:39 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 86 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 10/12/2015 | RightScoop
    A great video from Meet the Press yesterday where Chuck Todd and the Panel agree that Ted Cruz has positioned himself better than anyone else with a great organization and as an articulate voice that can tap into the so-called outsiders:
  • Sanders Cant Bring Himself To Say He Hates Obamacare: I Want To Move From It

    10/11/2015 11:12:05 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 11, 2015 | Steve Guest
    Bernie Sanders said, I want to move from Obamacare Sunday on Meet the Press. Sanders told host Chuck Todd, I want to build on the Obamacare But I do believe that when 29 million people still have zero health insurance, and when many more are underinsured with large deductibles and copayments, and when we pay much more per capita, and when we pay the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs, you know what, Chuck? I think we can do a little better. Todd then pressed Sanders, So its fair to say, yeah, you want to replace Obamacare? Sanders...
  • From Donald Trump, Hints of a Campaign Exit Strategy

    10/09/2015 12:30:21 PM PDT · by VinL · 88 replies
    NYTIMES ^ | 10/9/15 | Maggie Hagerman
    In unmistakable ways over the last two weeks, whether he has intended to or not, Donald J. Trump has started to articulate a way out of the presidential race: a verbal parachute that makes clear he has contemplated the factors that would cause him to end his bid. It is a prospect that many in the political establishment have privately predicted as the actual voting grows closer. In three separate television interviews, Mr. Trump, who has made his standing in the polls a central facet of his campaign message, spoke about what would prompt him to quit a race in...
  • 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 Putin has to get rid of ISIS because Putin doesn't want ISIS coming...
  • Donald trump Meet The Press FULL Interview 10/4/2015

    10/04/2015 9:03:17 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 56 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10-4-2015 | Meet The Press
    Published on Oct 4, 2015 In the full "Meet the Press" interview Donald Trump talks Syria, Russia and when he would consider getting out of the race. Trump's tells chuck todd his view on if Gadhafi and Hussein were still in power and if Assad were stronger, the Middle East would be more stable. Donald Trump: 'Guns or No Guns, It Doesn't Matter' Donald Trump responds to President Obama's comments about the mass shooting in Oregon and points the finger at the problem of mental health. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, when asked if he believes the Middle East would...
  • Hillary: I'll 'Impose Much Harsher Restrictions' Under Dodd-Frank

    09/28/2015 4:04:21 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Wait a second: wasn't it just this month that Hillary's handlers announced they were going to have her show a warm 'n fuzzy side, with more "heart?" So who was the genius who coached Clinton to announce that as president she would "impose much harsher restrictions" on financial institutions under Dodd-Frank? She'll "impose much harsher restrictions?" Brr! Isn't that the Stone Cold Hillary Clinton whose image was being re-engineered? Clinton made her "much harsher" comment in remarks aired on today's debut episode of MTP Daily in response to Chuck Todd's question as to where she differs from President Obama. View...
  • Hillary Supporters All Have Suspiciously Identical Feelings About Meet the Press Interview

    09/28/2015 11:11:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/28/15 | Alex Griswold
    In a massive coincidence, every single Hillary Clinton staffer and surrogate who watched the Democratic presidential candidates Meet the Press interview had the exact same thoughts, sometimes using identical language.... Now at first, it may appear that these responses were all coordinated in some fashion. However, it would be against the law for campaign officials to coordinate with a pro-Clinton Super PAC director like Brad Woodhouse. So clearly its a coincidence that his tweet was identical to Clinton staffer Karen Finneys.
  • Colin Powell: Iran pact a 'pretty good deal'

    09/06/2015 12:21:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/06/2015 | Scott Wong
    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell came out in support of President Obamas agreement to curb Irans nuclear program, calling it a pretty good deal. Powell, a retired general who led the State Department under GOP President George W. Bush, said he had vigorously studied the deal and listened to arguments from both supporters and opponents. My judgment after balancing those two sets of information is that its a pretty good deal, Powell declared on NBCs Meet the Press. The great concern from the opposition is that were leaving open a lane for Iran to create a nuclear weapon in...
  • Colin Powell Backs Iran Deal as Israel Lobby Crumbles

    09/06/2015 12:12:28 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/06/2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    Former Secretary of State and Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell backed the Iran deal on Sunday. The retired statesman, who played a key role in the push for war in Iraq, later supported Barack Obama for president. Powell made his announcements on NBC NewsMeet the Press on Sunday. My judgmentis that its a pretty good deal. Powell said that while Iran could continue working towarda nuclear weapon when the deal expires, the agreement would at least slow that down. We have stopped this highway race that they were going down. Powell added that they get nothing...
  • MSNBC: Hillary wont reassure Dems email scandal is over - because more is coming.

    09/28/2015 11:20:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/28/15 | Robert Laurie
    Crisis Managed is not Crisis Ended If you tuned in Sunday morning to see the inevitable candidates Meet The Press interview with Chuck Todd, you likely noticed the moment of the big fail. Yes, the whole segment was another in a long line of Hillary Clintons poor performances, but one question really stood out as problematic. Check Todd acknowledged that Democrats are nervous over Hillarys seemingly endless scandals, and he offered her the chance to reassure them that there was nothing more to the email story:
  • Chuck ToddHillary Signalling More Email 'Stuff' Will Come Out

    09/28/2015 6:11:57 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Don't put that popcorn-popper away just yet . . . On today's Morning Joe, Chuck Todd said he felt that in his Meet the Press interview of Hillary Clinton yesterday, she was signalling to her Dem supporters that there could be more damaging revelations to come on the email scandal. Todd was alluding to the moment in the interview in which Hillary agreed with his characterization of a "drip, drip, drip" aspect to the scandal. When Todd asked whether she could "reassure Democrats that there's nothing else here," Hillary's answer was a very un-reassuring "there's only so much I can...
  • Carly Fiorina, Chuck Todd clash over Planned Parenthood claims

    09/27/2015 9:14:14 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/27/2015 | Jonathan Easley
    Carly Fiorina on Sunday defended her assertion that an undercover sting video shows Planned Parenthood officials keeping a fully formed fetus alive to harvest its brain. At the second Republican presidential debate earlier this month, one of Fiorinas strongest moments came when she described a gruesome scene from one of the controversial undercover videos. "A fully-formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says, 'We have to keep it alive to harvest its brain, Fiorina said at the time. Fiorinas description of the scene, and her supporting super-PACs subsequent use of it in an campaign...