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Ron Paul: ‘Pretty sad’ that Limbaugh is GOP leader

Rep. Ron Paul told CNN’s John Roberts that Democrats would like to frame Rush Limbaugh as the leader of the Republican Party. “He is a leader,” said Paul. “But I think it’s also a little bit polarizing and confrontational and I think that’s why the Democrats are bragging that Limbaugh…

Alleged McCain mistress denies affair

Lobbyist Vicki Iseman spoke with CBS’ Maggie Rodriguez to set the record straight about her alleged affair with Sen. John McCain that was alluded to during the 2008 presidential campaign. This video is from CBS’ The Early Show, broadcast Mar. 2, 2009. Download video via RawReplay.com…

Supreme Court considers prisoners’ right to DNA evidence

CNN’s Kate Bolduan reported that the Supreme Court is considering whether inmates have a right to DNA evidence that could exonerate them. 44 states and the District of Columbia allow prisoners access to DNA evidence. Six states do not allow it. This video is from CNN.com, broadcast Mar. 1, 2009.…

Rove: Bush administration ‘fulfilled’ it’s Katrina responsibilities

Karl Rove blamed Louisiana’s former Democratic Governor for failures during Katrina and absolved the Bush Administration. “The government official who was responsible for managing Katrina under the Stafford Act was the governor of Louisiana and she lost office in large measure due to the poor quality of her performance,” Rove…

DL Hughley: GOP convention ‘looked like Nazi Germany’

CNN’s D.L. Hughley talked to Chuck D and RNC Chairman Michael Steele about the Republican Party’s attempts to gain popularity in the black community. Steele tried to establish his credibility with Chuck D by referencing the neighborhood where he grew up. “And what struck me about hip-hop as a genre,…

Gates: Obama ‘more analytical’ than Bush

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates told NBC’s David Gregory that that are difference between President Obama and President Bush. Partial transcript GATES: I think that probably President Obama is somewhat more analytical, and he makes sure he hears from everybody in the room on an issue. And if they don’t…

Emanuel: Limbaugh is the voice of the GOP

Rahm Emanuel told Bob Schieffer that Rush Limbaugh has become the voice of the Republican party. “He is the voice and the intellectual force and energy behind the Republican party. He has been up front about what he views and hasn’t stepped back from that which is he hopes for…

Katrina vanden Heuvel smacks down Karl Rove on fiscal policy

Karl Rove criticized President Obama’s proposed budget this morning on ABC’s This Week. “He’s now going to add more debt in the first 20 months and 11 days than was incurred in 2 wars, 9/11 and the previous administration,” argued Rove. Not intimidated by Rove, Katrina vanden Heuvel shot back,…

Cantor: GOP should be more inclusive on gay rights

Rep. Eric Cantor told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that the Republican Party needed to be more inclusive when it came to issues like gay rights. Partial transcript STEPHANOPOULOS: But Governor Huntsman says that you’re not going to be reaching out to broaden the base of the party, reaching out to young…

GOP Rep.: ‘Very difficult’ to block Obama budget

Rep. Paul Ryan told Fox’s Chris Wallace that Republicans in the House and Senate would have a hard time blocking President Obama’s budget. “You can’t stop this in the House. It is a complete majority rule. It will be very difficult to stop this in the Senate,” he said. Republicans…

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