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CBS host grills Cornyn: It’s like shutting down government and demanding a ‘cure for cancer’

CBS News host Bob Schieffer on Sunday told Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) that his party’s strategy of trying to defund President Barack Obama’s health care reform law was like shutting down the government and demanding a “cure for cancer.” “This all started because Ted Cruz, your colleague from Texas in…

CBS host embarrasses Rand Paul over simplistic view of Congress: ‘It’s more complicated’

CBS host Bob Schieffer on Sunday was forced to explain to Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) that his plan to keep the government from shutting down in the next 48 hours would not work because he had a simplistic view about the way Congress functioned. With a government shutdown looming, Schieffer…

CBS host schools GOP rep. on defunding Obamacare: ‘This is the land of what’s real’

CBS host Bob Schieffer on Sunday encouraged Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) to come back to the “land of what’s real” and realize that President Barack Obama was never going to sign bill that defunded his signature health care reform law. “We just had a conservative Democrat and a Republican both…

Biden: Reconsider gun laws after Trayvon Martin killing

Vice President Joe Biden says that he expects a fresh debate over Florida’s “State Your Ground” law, which is being used to defend neighborhood watchmen George Zimmerman after he killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. “I think the governor of Florida was correct and the president was correct in saying we should…

Santorum: Prenatal testing is to ‘encourage abortions’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Sunday suggested that “Obamacare” required free prenatal testing coverage because President Barack Obama wanted to see more disabled babies aborted. The former Pennsylvania senators had told supporters on Saturday that the Affordable Care Act just created the requirement “because free prenatal testing ends up…

Santorum: Obama ‘a Christian,’ but theology not ‘based on the Bible’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Sunday denied that he was not questioning President Barack Obama’s faith in Christianity when he said the president’s theology was not “based on the Bible.” At a tea party rally in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, the candidate had said Obama’s agenda was “about some…

McConnell: Any employer should be able to deny birth control

In the wake of a controversy over a requirement that religious institutions provide contraceptive coverage, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) now supports a bill that gives any employer the right to exclude any type health service that they find objectionable. Speaking to CBS host Bob Schieffer on Sunday, McConnell…

Bachmann: Tea party ‘has been only a force for good’

Former Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann on Sunday defended the tea party movement, saying that it had “been only a force for good.” “The [Republican] Party has changed so much for the better,” Bachmann told CBS host Bob Schieffer. “The tea party has infused the energy and excitement. And really,…

Gingrich: 9 million immigrants will ‘go home’ voluntarily

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich explained on Sunday that his policies would require up to 9 million undocumented immigrants to return to their home nations — and he predicted that they would do it voluntarily. “What I’ve proposed is very standard things,” the former House speaker told CBS host Bob…

Gingrich: I’ll send a ‘U.S. Marshall’ to arrest any judge

Continuing his crusade on the judicial system, GOP presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich said Sunday morning that he wouldn’t mind arresting any judge who he disagreed with. When asked by CBS’ Face The Nation host Bob Schieffer him if he would “send capital police down” to make any arrest, Gingrich specified…

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