Quantcast
Home » Archives » Video » Politics (Page 307)

Maddow on GOP blocking Hagel: ‘This is a fresh hell in American politics’

Thursday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow turned her sights on the unprecedented move by the Republicans to block the nomination of Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) as Secretary of Defense. The level of obstructionism as most recently signified by the act of blocking every move that President…

Hannity: Unprecedented filibuster of Hagel is ‘a big win’ for Republicans

Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday congratulated Republicans for successfully using a filibuster to temporarily block a president’s nominee for secretary of defense — former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) — for the first time in the history of the U.S. Senate. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Wednesday said…

Rice tells Stewart: GOP wasting time probing origin of Benghazi talking points

On his show Thursday night, The Daily Show host Jon Stewart interviewed Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., about the controversy surrounding the Benghazi attack. Rice noted that Congress had already received ten hearings on the deadly attacks, along with thousands of documents. She told Stewart that Republicans…

Elizabeth Warren presses financial regulators: Why no trials for Wall Street?

At a Senate Banking Committee hearing on Thursday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) asked the nation’s top financial regulators why Wall Street firms who broke the law were not taken to trial. “We face some very special issues with big financial institutions,” she said. “If they can break the law and…

Professor: Libertarian icon Friedrich Hayek would support the individual mandate

Erik Angner, a philosophy professor at George Mason University, told Reason TV on Thursday that libertarian icon Friedrich Hayek would have supported the so-called individual mandate. The controversial provision of Obama’s health care reform law requires uninsured Americans to purchase insurance or pay a penalty. Though Hayek famously condemned top-down…

NRA’s Wayne LaPierre responds to Obama’s State of the Union

Wayne LaPierre, the CEO of the National Rifle Association, responded to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Thursday. Watch video, courtesy of the NRA, below:…

NC lawmaker: Women should ‘duct tape’ nipples to stay out of jail

North Carolina Republican state Rep. Tim Moore says that women can protect themselves from a new law that makes baring female breasts illegal by simply applying duct tape to their nipples. On Wednesday, the state House Judiciary Committee C approved House Bill 34, which makes it a Class H felony…

Canadian lawmaker gives Parliament rousing speech about the ‘zombie apocalypse’

A Canadian member of Parliament on Wednesday gave a animated speech to Parliament about the dangers of a zombie invasion from the United States turning into a “zombie apocalypse.” “I rise today to salute the Center for Disease Control and the Providence of Quebec for putting in place emergency measures…

Beck: It’s ‘plausible’ that John Brennan is a secret Muslim

Conservative radio host Glenn Beck says that it’s “reasonable” to investigate whether President Barack Obama’s nominee for CIA director converted to Islam because the theory is “plausible.” Last week, former FBI agent John Guandolo, who resigned after engaging in a sexual relationship with a witness, told radio host Tom Trento…

Maddow: Rubio’s SOTU rebuttal was written for the wrong Obama speech

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow gleefully took apart Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R)’s purported rebuttal to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech. She noted that Rubio’s speech must have been written ahead of time because Rubio was rebutting a number of…

Google+