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Christiane Amanpour fooled by fake tea party Twitter account: ‘Seriously?’

Reporter Christiane Amanpour responded to a parody Twitter account for a “Tea Party patriot” posing as a congressional representative. The ABC “Global Affairs” anchor and host of CNN International’s global affairs program posted a tweet promoting her interview with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on reports that the U.S. had…

Amanpour on Iraq: Where were the journalists?

On Monday, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour asked how so many journalists could have been misled in the run-up to the Iraq War. She interviewed two reporters for Knight-Ridder newspapers, Jonathan Landay and Warren Strobel, both of whom have been vindicated as being consistently right on Iraq. Amanpour began by recapping some…

George Will on Herman Cain: ‘There are 4 women, there may be 24′

Conservative columnist George Will believes that Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s sexual harassment scandal is a “test” for Republicans. “A rule is when there are four women, there may be 24,” Will told ABC’s Christiane Amanpour Sunday. “There’s a pattern here. He’s says there’s no pattern because all four are…

Perry: Reinstate military gay ban because ‘it worked very well’

If elected president, Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) says he would reinstate the U.S. military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy because it was so effective. “I think it worked very well,” Perry told ABC’s Christiane Amanpour Tuesday. “I think the idea that the president of the United States wanted to…

Bachmann: My ‘flat tax’ would have ‘not one but several rates’

Another day, another peculiar statement from Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN). When asked by ABC’s This Week host Christiane Amanpour about what her tax plan would be, the congresswoman said that she would implement a flat tax. But while discussing her plan, Bachmann seemed to not understand what exactly a “flat…

Axelrod: GOP doesn’t understand Occupy Wall Street

President Obama’s top political adviser said Sunday that Republican presidential candidates who want to “roll back Wall Street reforms” obviously don’t understand the Occupy Wall Street movement. “I don’t think any American is impressed when they see Gov. Romney and all Republican candidates say the first thing they’ll do is…

Pelosi: Scott Brown’s ‘clueless’ comments on Warren ‘disrespectful to women’

One person not pleased with Sen. Scott Brown’s comments on Elizabeth Warren’s appearance is Nancy Pelosi. In an interview with Christiane Amanpour on ABC’s This Week, the House Minority Leader addressed several issues, from supporting President Barack Obama’s jobs bill to slamming Eric Cantor for his comments criticizing the Occupy…

Yahoo! in online news partnership with ABC

Yahoo! is teaming up with ABC News in a bid to create a digital news powerhouse. Yahoo! and ABC News said their “strategic online news alliance,” which was unveiled at the ABC News studios in Manhattan’s Times Square on Monday, will reach more than 100 million US users each month.…

Lindsey Graham: 2014 is real date for Afghanistan withdrawal

It’s looking less and less likely that a serious troop withdrawal from Afghanistan will happen in 2011. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Sunday that 2014 was the more realistic date for a drawdown. “I think in summer of 2011 we can bring some troops home but we’re going to need…

Reagan budget chief slams GOP on taxes

David Stockman says Wall Street ‘doesn’t deserve’ extension of tax cuts; US becoming ‘banana republic of finance’ A former Reagan administration budget director who was behind the largest tax cut in US history now says the US can’t afford any more tax cuts, and both major parties are participating in…

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