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  • 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...
  • Jeb Bush says he never saw Rubio memo

    11/01/2015 7:10:40 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/1/15 | JENNIFER SHUTT
    Jeb Bush says he didn't see the 112-page memo from his presidential campaign detailing why rival Marco Rubio is a "risky bet" for the Republican Party before it leaked. "I didn't see it," Bush said in an interview aired Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." "Well, I read about it when it was leaked for sure. I didn't know about the PowerPoint." The former Republican governor from Florida said that detailing his differences with other candidates is part of a campaign, but stressed he wants his staff to focus on winning the early presidential caucus and primary states and bringing...
  • 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 Speaks with Meet The Press's Chuck Todd

    10/19/2015 5:34:40 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 11 replies
    TED CRUZ. ORG ^ | 10/18/2015 | Ted Cruz
    Ted Cruz Meet the Press interview by Chuck Todd on Oct. 18, 2015. Discusses GOP Leadership, Paul Ryan, 2016 and more.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...

    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:
  • Watch:Reps.Charlie Dent,Dave Brat Have Heated Exchange Over The Next Speaker

    10/11/2015 10:29:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 11, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBCs Meet the Press, Reps. Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) and Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) battled over the divide between the moderates and Freedom Caucus conservatives in Congress deciding who will be the next Speaker of the House.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Colin Powell: Iran Deal is 'Pretty Good Deal'

    09/08/2015 9:34:37 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 09/08/15 | Bradford Thomas
    CHUCK TODD: ...let's start right with Iran. Is this a good deal? COLIN POWELL: I think it is a good deal. I studied very carefully the outline of the deal and what's in that deal. And I've also carefully looked at the opposition to the deal. And my judgment, after balancing those two sets of information is that it's a pretty good deal. Now, I know that there are objections to it, but here's why I think it's a good deal. One of the great concerns that the opposition has, that we're leaving open a lane for the Iranians to...
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • Donald Trump: Some Muslims A 'Very Severe Problem' (Meet the Press)

    09/20/2015 6:51:03 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 92 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Alexandra Jaffe
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Sunday that there is a "very severe problem" with some Muslims, and declined to say whether he'd support a Muslim president of the United States. In an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," Trump said that he feels "strongly that Muslims are excellent. I know so many Muslims that are such fabulous people. But he continued,"We can be politically correct and say there is no problem whatsoever, but the fact is, there is a problem with some and it's a very severe problem and it's a problem that's taking place all over the world.
  • 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...
  • Dept. of Homeland Security: State Dept. never told us about Hillary Clintons secret server either

    08/24/2015 1:53:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/24/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Readers may be tempted to respond Join the club, but this is — in the words of the Obama administration’s most eloquent figure, a big effin’ deal. The White House has demanded more authority and jurisdiction over private networks as part of its push to improve cybersecurity in the US, even while it has botched its own network security at OPM, the Pentagon, and even the State Department under both Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. The Department of Homeland Security is tasked with auditing the security of federal government networks, but no one at State ever told DHS about...
  • Donald Trump Gives 'Meet the Press' a Ratings Best for Chuck Todd

    08/20/2015 6:03:40 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 8 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 8/20/2015 | Michael O'Connell
    The latest news show to benefit from Donald Trump is Meet the Press. Capping off a stretch of several strong weeks for the NBC show, Chuck Todd's interviews with the Republican presidential candidate (his only appearance on the Sunday shows) and Sen. Bernie Sanders drove ratings to its biggest audience since February 2014. That easily makes it the most-watched since Todd took over from David Gregory last August. Meet the Press averaged 3.612 million viewers on Sunday, averaging 739,000 more than ABC's This Week and 775,000 more than Face the Nation. Compared to last year when the struggling Meet the...
  • Donald Trump just had one of his most combative interviews yet (with Chuck Todd on NBC)

    08/16/2015 7:10:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 121 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 16, 2015 | Maxwell Tani
    Donald Trump went back and forth with NBC host Chuck Todd on Sunday in one of his most combative interviews since announcing his presidential candidacy earlier this summer. In a 37-minute conversation on "Meet The Press," Todd pushed Trump on a wide range of issues with which the real-estate magnate would presumably be confronted if he won the presidency in 2016. It forced Trump to be on the defensive on everything from his college record, to outsourcing, to the US role in NATO.
  • Donald Trump On Megyn Kelly, Gop Debate & Personal Attacks (Meet The Press)

    08/09/2015 2:43:37 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    Donald Trump joins meet the press to recap gop debate, trump pressed by chuck todd on megyn kelly blood wherever comment he made to don lemon on cnn.
  • Will be doing Meet the Press, This Week and Face the Nation Sunday morning. Enjoy!

    08/08/2015 10:18:21 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 81 replies
    twitter ^ | 8-8-2015 | The Donald
    Will be doing Meet the Press, This Week and Face the Nation Sunday morning. Enjoy!
  • Chris Matthews: Little Guy Rooting for Donald Trump Because Hes Taking On Elites

    08/03/2015 6:57:39 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Tony Lee
    On Sunday, Chris Matthews said Donald Trump is resonating with the little guy because he is taking on the elites who have betrayed working Americans on issues like trade and immigration. On Meet The Press, Matthews said there is a sense of betrayal because the best and the brightest have given the country away on the border, on debt, on jobs. They feel theyve been betrayed by the elite and Donald Trump ironically is fighting the elite here and the little guy is rooting for him, Matthews said. Host Chuck Todd also conceded that the the more we in the...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz on the Court, Immigration and His Cockiness (Video on Meet the Press - July 5, 2015)

    07/05/2015 11:04:40 AM PDT · by Isara · 22 replies
    Meet the Press ^ | July 5, 2015
    Full Video of the Interview
  • Chuck Todd Refuses To Apologize For Racist All Black Shooters Video On Meet The Press

    06/21/2015 2:39:34 PM PDT · by windcliff · 13 replies
    Politicususa.com ^ | 6-21-2015 | Jason Easley
    Chuck Todd aired a racist video featuring all black shooters on Meet The Press, and in the face of a mounting public backlash refused to apologize. Before the video aired, Todd tried to deflect away the obvious problem with what he was about to air, The circumstances you are about to see are very different from the racist violence in Charleston. In this case, the inmates are African American that youre going to hear from. But their lessons remain important. We simply ask you to look at this be a colorblind issue, as about just simply gun violence. If the...
  • Clyburn: Charleston Shooting A Result Of America's "Right-Wing Drift"

    06/21/2015 9:41:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 65 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 21, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBCs Meet the Press, Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) discussed the fatal shooting of nine parishioners inside Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC and blamed the shooting on a right-wing drift in the country that has gone too far.
  • SASSY Carly Fiorina Has A Unique Way Of Dealing With Chuck Todd

    05/10/2015 1:41:27 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/10/15 | BETSY ROTHSTEIN
    SASSY Carly Fiorina Has a Unique Way of Dealing with Chuck Todd. The link takes you to the DC home page where the piece is proceeded by the super title "SASSY" while the article itself doesn't include that reference. I just find it interesting choice of words. Sassy? Has Ted Cruz been Sassy? I bet bitchy and hysterical will be used too at some point. I know it was meant lovingly but others might not see that way.
  • Chuck Todd just got jacked up': Carly Fiorina is throwing domaingate right back at the media

    05/10/2015 10:49:01 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 64 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | May 10, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Carly Fiorina is clearly not worried about the mocking from the media over fake web domains. After she appeared on NBCs Meet the Press this morning, she let Chuck Todd know he has a domain of his own out there.
  • U.S. presidential candidate Fiorina spins web around interviewer

    05/10/2015 12:36:10 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    Reuters.com ^ | May 10, 2015 | Reuters
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina apparently has learned something about registering website domain names. Shortly after the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive announced her campaign last week, she found out that a cybersquatter had bought the rights to carlyfiorina.org and was using it to criticize her record. Chuck Todd of NBC News brought up the issue while interviewing Fiorina on "Meet the Press" and showed the website, which features row after row of frowny-face emoticons representing 30,000 people laid off during her Hewlett-Packard tenure from 1999 to 2005.
  • I Certainly Used The Wrong Phrase': Baltimore Mayor Regrets Space To Destroy Comment [VIDEO]

    05/03/2015 7:49:56 AM PDT · by don-o · 72 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 3, 2015 | Al Weaver
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake offered up regrets on Meet The Press Sunday for saying space was given to protesters in Baltimore who wished to destroy. Rawlings-Blake told host Chuck Todd that she certainly used the wrong phrase, of which she received roundabout criticism as the riots escalated Monday.
  • Meet the Press race baiting (vanity)

    04/12/2015 7:36:00 AM PDT · by mykroar · 2 replies
    Meet the Depressed | 4/12/2015 | mykroar
    Caught about 2 min of Meet the Press when dropping out of another show and they had produced a hypothetical news story about the recent officer shooting if there hadn't been a video. I know that the media hasn't pretended to be neutral in years, but created a fake story that never aired anywhere is IMO, beyond the pale. Don't know if anyone else caught that, but it was ridiculous.
  • Todd: Jeb Seems Like Hes Trying to Have It Both Ways on RFRA

    04/03/2015 1:51:44 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 04/03/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    NBCs Meet the Press host Chuck Todd stated that Jeb Bush seemed like he was trying to have both sides of this debate over Indianas RFRA law on Fridays Hugh Hewitt Show.After hearing a clip of Jebdefending Indianas law as the right thing on Monday, Todd responded, thats what he told you on Monday. What do you make of what he told the Silicon Valley guys a couple of days later when he seemed to, he seemed to he came across as sort of, he was trying to have both sides of this debate?
  • Score a Victory for Cruz over Brown In Most Recent Climate Change Scuffle

    03/25/2015 3:26:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Moral Liberal ^ | March 25, 2015 | Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger, Cato Institute
    On Sunday, in anticipation of Sen. Ted Cruzs (R-TX) announcement that he intends to run for president, California governor Jerry Brown (D), declared to NBCs Meet the Press Cruz was absolutely unfit to be running for office. Why? Because of Cruzs stance on climate changesome of which Cruz laid out on late night TV last week. But comparing Cruzs comments on Late Night with Seth Meyers and Browns remarks on Meet the Press, it is pretty clear that it is Gov. Brown who needs to spend more time familiarizing himself with the scientific literature on climate change and especially its...
  • Democrats delighted by Ted Cruzs statements on climate change

    03/23/2015 2:06:11 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 60 replies
    sfgate ^ | March 23, 2015 | By Carla Marinucci
    The war of words over climate change is getting blisteringly hot between Gov. Jerry Brown and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, with the Republican presidential candidate blithely dismissing the Democratic governor as one of those global warming alarmists who relies on ridicule and insult. A Brown campaign strategist shot back Monday that the factually irrational Cruz is apparently now determined to stand out from a pack of troglodytes in the GOP race for the White House. The public slap down and the dis of Brown came as Cruz formally announced his run for the White House at Liberty University...
  • NBC's Chuck Todd wonders if Netanyahu 'defeated himself' with planned speech (2 days away)

    03/01/2015 10:07:13 AM PST · by Dave346 · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 1, 2015 | 11:33 am | Eddie Scarry
    On NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday, host Chuck Todd suggested it's possible Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's controversial speech to Congress has backfired, though it doesn't take place until Tuesday. "You know, I'm wondering if Prime Minister Netanyahu defeated himself here a little bit," Todd said. "Because the more he attacks the [Obama] administration on the deal, the more the administration wants to dig in." Netanyahu's speech, made via an invitation by Republican House Speaker John Boehner without consulting the White House, is expected to be a criticism of White House negotiations with Iran over Tehran's nuclear development program. Netanyahu...
  • Brian Williams Tall Tale (his chopper whopper) Raises New Challenge For NBC News

    02/05/2015 1:27:44 PM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    Variety ^ | February 5, 2015 | Brian Steinberg
    The waters have been choppy for NBC News in recent years, with its Today franchise having ceded ground to ABCs Good Morning America and its Sunday-morning mainstay Meet the Press struggling to find a new identity after the death of longtime host Tim Russert. Amidst that chaos, Brian Williams was supposed to be the anchor in both senses of the word. Now Williams, whose NBC Nightly News is the most watched evening newscast in the United States, has added to the challenges facing the NBCUniversal news division. [Snip] What makes Williams admission worse, according to one person familiar with...
  • Documents: Cops wanted to hit 'Meet the Press' then-host David Gregory with gun charge

    01/22/2015 4:23:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | January 22, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Police wanted to arrest former NBC Meet the Press host David Gregory for showing an illegal high-capacity gun magazine in a TV showdown with NRA chief Wayne LaPierre, according to newly uncovered documents. A Washington Metropolitan Police Department detective said in the documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by Judicial Watch and Legalinsurrection.com said there was ample evidence to charge the host, since fired and replaced by Chuck Todd. In an affidavit, the investigator wrote that there is probable cause that the offense of possessing a high-capacity magazine was committed in the District of Columbia. Therefore your...
  • France Declares War on Radical Islam, Eric Holder Refuses

    01/11/2015 6:52:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    After radical jihadists murdered their way through Paris in a three-day rampage that left 17 dead, France has declared its own war on terror. Appearing on Saturday in Evry, a town just south of Paris, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said the country is at war against radical Islam. “We are at war — not a war against a religion, not a war against a civilization, but to defend our values, which are universal,” he proclaimed. “It is a war against terrorism, against jihadism, against radical Islam, against everything that is aimed at breaking fraternity, freedom, solidarity,” Valls continued. “We...
  • DC Mayor Says City "Exploring" Suing Congress Over Marijuana Legalization

    01/05/2015 12:56:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    This morning on Meet the Press, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said that the city will "explore every option" in regards to getting Initiative 71 enforced in the city. Initiative 71, which would have permitted the legal use of marijuana for recreational purposes, was passed with overwhelming support on Election Day, yet was blocked by Congress. Bowser had previously been against legalized marijuana, but has since changed her position to align with the will of the voters of the District of Columbia. Bowser also said that she intends on "forging a path" for increased autonomy in the District of Columbia. Mayor...
  • New D.C. Mayor: We 'Deserve Full Democracy and Statehood'

    01/04/2015 12:46:23 PM PST · by Steelfish · 115 replies
    NBC New York ^ | January 04, 2015
    New D.C. Mayor: We 'Deserve Full Democracy and Statehood' The issue of statehood for the nation's capital re-entered the public debate Sunday morning, with the mayor of Washington, D.C. declaring the need for a "new path" for the district. "The residents of Washington, D.C. deserve full democracy and statehood," newly elected Mayor Muriel Bowser said in an appearance on Meet the Press. When pressed by host Chuck Todd on whether she would accept being part of Maryland, Bowser was firm, "We are Washington, D.C., Chuck, and the residents of the District of Columbia really want to forge a new path...
  • GOP lawmaker: O-Care repeal top priority (Barrasso)

    01/04/2015 11:23:41 AM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/04/15 | Megan R. Wilson
    The repeal of ObamaCare is the priority of the Republican party, Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said on Sunday. There will be a vote on repeal. The president, in the White House, will veto that, he said of the symbolic gesture offered by GOP lawmakers still unsatisfied with the healthcare legislation. However, Barrasso told NBCs Chuck Todd on Meet the Press that there would also be other bills that strike at other parts of the Affordable Care Act some of which have gained bipartisan support including a repeal of the medical device tax and the employer mandate. There is...
  • Herzog: Shut Down Government's Settlement Division

    01/03/2015 2:59:26 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/1/15 | Hezki Ezra & Tova Dvorin
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    12/26/2014 1:50:50 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Mickey Kaus
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