Quantcast
Home » Archives » Video » Politics (Page 520)

Lieberman: Hold Obama ‘accountable’ for Secret Service scandal

Independent Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman on Sunday insisted that President Barack Obama and the White House should be held accountable for a sex scandal within the Secret Service and for lavish spending at the General Services Administration (GSA). “It would be unfair to hold President Obama responsible for this outrageous…

RNC chair holds back on Romney endorsement ‘out of respect’

Current Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus appeared on CNN’s “John King USA” on Friday night, but withheld his endorsement of presumptive Republican 2012 nominee Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA). CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin asked Priebus whether he shouldn’t, as party chair, endorse the obvious front-runner and stave…

Iowa Republican: ‘Buffett rule’ proof Obama doesn’t ‘love this country’

And now, Gentle Readers, it’s time for another edition of Tea Party Republicans Say the Darnedest Things. On Thursday, April 19 at a Tea Party rally in Lamoni, Iowa, Think Progress reports that Republican Congressional candidate Dan Dolan declared that President Obama’s support of the so-called “Buffett Rule” is proof…

Writer Eric Alterman tells Moyers liberals need to regain ‘fighting spirit’

Writer and historian Eric Alterman appeared on the April 20 edition of “Moyers and Company” to discuss his new book The Cause: The Fight for American Liberalism from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama. In a wide-ranging and thoughtful discussion, Alterman makes the case to Bill Moyers that while social liberalism…

Bashir: Book of Mormon promises ‘eternal damnation’ for Romney’s lies

MSNBC host Martin Bashir on Thursday read from the Book of Mormon to make the point that presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney might win the White House by lying but he would be condemned to “eternal damnation.” “Mr. Romney seems to be having some trouble telling the truth,” Bashir…

Colbert accuses Tavis Smiley and Cornel West of class warfare

Thursday night’s edition of “The Colbert Report” featured guests Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, who were promoting their book, The Rich and the Rest of Us. Conservative firebrand Colbert took exception right away with the title of the book, accusing the authors of stoking the fires of class warfare. West…

Coulter: ‘Negroes’ need more guns because of ‘Democratic KKK’

Ann Coulter says that gun control laws are inherently racist and that the solution to incidents like the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin is more “negroes with guns.” On Tuesday, Coulter used Martin’s shooting to argue against gun control laws and said that every African American should arm themselves against…

Business executive decries ‘out of control’ CEO compensation

Leo Hindery, a managing partner at InterMedia Partners, said Thursday on Fox Business that executive pay had become too high in the United States and was not longer based on performance. He noted that previously it was considered appropriate for business executives to make 15 to 20 times more money…

Former Congresswoman: Not too late to hold Bush and Cheney accountable

Former Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman (D-NY) told MSNBC’s Martin Bashir on Thursday that former President George W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney could still be held accountable for violating federal criminal statues. “As a former prosecutor and a former member of the House Judiciary Committee during Watergate, I spent…

Romney: Obama ‘intent on punishing people,’ not creating jobs

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Thursday blasted President Barack Obama for being “more intent on punishing people” than creating jobs. Speaking at a closed factory in Lorain, Ohio, Romney told supporters that the empty building was proof that the president’s economic plan wasn’t working. “If you want to…

Google+