Representative Michael McCaul of Texas, a Republican and chairman of the House homeland security committe, told CBS’s Face the Nation this morning that he wonders whether Americans can trust their government.
As NewsBusters reported two weeks ago, CBS’s Bob Schieffer is fed up with the White House’s talking points concerning what happened at our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, last September.
His impatience continued on Sunday’s Face the Nation when Obama senior advisor Dan Pfeiffer gave stock answers to questions about the three crises facing the President leading Schieffer to first accuse his guest of taking “exactly the approach that the Nixon administration took” and finally scolding [...]
In perhaps the most pessimistic view of the status quo of fiscal cliff negotiations, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday on CBS’ “Face The Nation” that “we’re going over the cliff.”
“I think we’re going over the cliff. It’s pretty clear to me they made a political calculation,” Graham said of President Barack Obama’s opening offer, which includes $1.6 trillion in tax hikes and $400 billion in entitlement cuts.
“The president’s plan does nothing but [...]
WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Sen. John McCain claims the Obama administration might be conducting a “massive cover-up” with the deadly terror attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
On CBS News’ “Face the Nation” Sunday, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee said President Obama has been incompetent with the way he has been handling the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attack.
I thought of my fellow Californian Energy Secretary Steven Chu last week, when I paid $4.89 a gallon in Gilroy for regular gas — and had to wait in line to get it. The customers were in near revolt, but I wondered against what and whom. I mentioned to one exasperated motorist that there are estimated to be over 20 billion barrels of oil a few miles away, in newly [...]
If Mitt Romney campaign’s is worried about measuring debate expectations for Wednesday night, Chris Christie hasn’t gotten the message.
“This whole race is going to be turned upside down come Thursday morning,” the Republican governor from New Jersey told CBS “Face The Nation” host Bob Schieffer Sunday. Christie pointed to the Republican presidential nominee’s performance in the primary debates, saying the debates will be an opportunity to speak with out being “filtered” or “spun” by Romney’s [...]
In the days following the killing of the U.S. ambassador and two ex-Navy SEALs, President Obama and top State Department officials portrayed the attack as a spontaneous reaction to an Internet video depicting the Muslim prophet Mohammad as a lascivious brute. The protests, White House spokesman Jay Carney said last week, were “in response to a video—a film—that we have judged to be reprehensible and disgusting.”
Now there is mounting evidence [...]
September 17, 2012
Former US Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk predicts that the United States will go to war with Iran as early as 2013. “I’m afraid that 2013 is going to be a year in which we’re going to have a military confrontation with Iran,” he said in an interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
During the interview, Indyk pointed out that the time has not come, yet, for the [...]
Libya President Mohamed Yousef El-Magariaf said Sunday that 50 arrests have been made in connection with last week’s “preplanned” attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead.
“The way these perpetrators acted and moved — I think we, and they’re choosing the specific date for this so-called demonstration, I think we have no, this leaves us with no doubt that this was pre-planned, [...]
Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley of Maryland, who is considered a possible contender for president in 2016, bucked other Obama surrogates on Sunday, saying that the country was not better off now than it was four years ago.
On CBS’s Face the Nation, host Bob Schieffer asked: “Can you honestly say that people are better off today than they were four years ago?”
Check the video inside the link. The body language of Aurora police chief looks awkward. He can’t look at the camera, he turns his head and looks somewhere else the each minute. It looks like he’s totally jumpy about something or somebody monitoring what he’s saying.
(CBS News) Aurora police chief Daniel Oates rejected media reports that a second person of interest is associated with Friday’s massacre in Colorado. He said [...]
It is being reported that after oral arguments were finished back in March, Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts was planning to join with the other conservative justices in ruling that the individual mandate in Obamacare was unconstitutional. But something changed. According to Jan Crawford of CBS News, two sources with “specific knowledge” of the deliberations at the Supreme Court told her that at some point Roberts switched his position [...]
The United States will not bail out European countries if theeurozone economy falls apart under a spiraling debt crisis,Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney said Sunday.
“We’re not going to send checks to Europe. We’re not going to bail out the European banks. We’re going to be poised here to support our economy,” Romney told CBS television’s “Face the Nation” program.
He expressed hope that “regardless of what happens in Europe, that our banking [...]
They are and they are traitors for it. If Americans elect Romney then they deserve to have their children die on the battlefield for the Owl Demon Moloch of Bohemian Grove.
WASHINGTON — Republicans are hoping the economy continues to struggle so they can win the White House in November and should put those political concerns aside and take steps to boost job creation, top Obama campaign officials said Sunday.
“They need [...]
CBS’s Bob Schieffer certainly wasn’t in an Obama-loving mood Sunday.
CBS’s Bob Schieffer certainly wasn’t in an Obama-loving mood Sunday.
Having asked the President’s senior campaign adviser “Whatever happened to hope and change” early in the program, the Face the Nation host in a subsequent segment laughed out loud after playing a clip of Obama bragging about his accomplishments on 60 Minutes last year (video follows with transcript and commentary):
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BOB SCHIEFFER, HOST: I want to [...]
Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Adviser to President Jimmy Carter, graded Obama’s foreign policy performance “somewhere between B-plus and A-minus,” lauding his achievements with Chinese and Russian relations but criticizing his failure to move forward on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
“It would be higher if he had moved more decisively on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, because he had a chance to do so. But admittedly, he was overwhelmed by domestic problems,” [...]
(CBS News) Suspicion is spreading in the Secret Service scandal beyond the agents in just one Colombian hotel.
CBS News correspondent Whit Johnson reports that a law enforcement official told CBS News that the latest agent under investigation brought a woman back to the Hilton Hotel in Cartagena, Columbia, just five days before the president would be staying there.
Until now, the Hotel Caribe had been the focus of the scandal, where [...]
CARTAGENA, Colombia—An alleged prostitution scandal involving Secret Service agents has sparked what could be a wide-ranging series of probes, with Republican House lawmakers and the agency itself promising investigations.
President Barack Obama, speaking after the conclusion of the Summit of the Americas here, said he would be angry if the allegations proved true and that he expected a “thorough” and “rigorous” investigation.
In Washington, Rep. Darrell Issa (R., Calif.), chairman of [...]
Republicans “trying to out-militarize” Obama
April 2, 2012
GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul said on CBS’ Face The Nation Sunday that he is determined to continue his campaign in an effort to “save the Republican Party from themselves”.
The Congressman declared that there was no way he would quit because he is the only candidate who wants to restore the Republican party to its founding principles of limited government.
“I am talking to [...]
Presidential candidate Ron Paul says he’s not only still in the race to clinch the Republican nomination but is fighting ‘to save the Republican party.’
Appearing on CBS’s Face the Nation Sunday, the lagging contender was critical of his party’s beliefs after saying he’s ‘trying to save the Republican Party from themselves.’
‘The truth is, I’m trying to save the Republican Party from themselves because they want perpetual wars, they don’t care [...]
Rick Santorum has shown he is a tireless campaigner and is the number one choice of evangelical voters. Now the former Pennsylvania senator is saying he is open to the idea of filling the nation’s number two slot if his fellow GOP front-runner secures the party’s nomination. In a Monday interview with CBN’s David Brody, when Santorum was asked if he would consider running alongside Mitt Romney as the vice [...]
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Preibus, today on Face the Nation:
Republicans have been in favor of this Keystone pipeline. 20,000 jobs. If there ever was such thing as shovel ready project, here’s one of them. Plus it would get us a step closer to energy independence. It wouldn’t be the whole deal, but its a step closer. And this President has shut down everything when it comes to energy independence in [...]
Congressman says he can win in three states on Super Tuesday, slams Rush Limbaugh
March 5, 2012
A new poll out of Ohio shows that the GOP candidate most competitive in a head to head match up with president Obama is Ron Paul.
The poll, conducted by Marist, is the latest in a string of surveys to show that of all the GOP candidates, Ron Paul does the best in a head to head match [...]
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he is so confident that Democrats will not support President Obama’s budget, he plans to introduce the bill himself.
With Obama set to release his 2013 budget Monday, the Kentucky Republican said he will do the same thing he did last year when the Senate was trying to pass a budget.
“I offered President Obama’s budget, since the Democrats didn’t seem to want to develop their own budget [...]
January 11, 2012
Officially, America is now bankrupt: financially, economically, politically – and morally. Its criminal aggression towards Iran is just one of many parts of a jigsaw that add up to a clear and grotesque picture of what the United States of America now represents in the 21st Century world.
The numbers and pictures for these constituent parts of this odious jigsaw puzzle are well known. But what has [...]
Iran Has Ability to Block Strait of Hormuz, U.S. General Dempsey Tells CBS
Iran has the ability to block the Strait of Hormuz “for a period of time,” and the U.S. would take action to reopen it, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman General Martin Dempsey said.
“They’ve invested in capabilities that could, in fact, for a period of time block the Strait of Hormuz,” Dempsey said in an interview airing today on [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) – Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says Iran is laying the groundwork for making nuclear weapons someday, but is not yet building a bomb and called for continued diplomatic and economic pressure to persuade Tehran not to take that step.
As he has previously, Panetta cautioned against a unilateral strike by Israel against Iran’s nuclear facilities, saying the action could trigger Iranian retaliation against U.S. forces in the region.
“We have common cause here” with [...]
December 20, 2011
It seems the political games of old aren’t working as well as they used to. Real events are stripping the old left vs right dual-power paradigm of its shiny veneer. As a result, establishment candidates Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are looking increasingly desperate in their efforts to remain relevant in an ever-changing America. Not so with surprise GOP front-runner Ron Paul.
This past week, Gingrich and Romney [...]
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
All of Ron Paul’s answers during last night’s CNN Debate.
From Economic Policy Journal:
Whoa! Check this out. Under hostile questioning from Washington D.C’s Bob Schieffer of Face the Nation, Ron Paul gives better than he gets.
After getting bashed for 10 straight minutes, Schieffer ended the interview. Lew Rockwell reports that “Schieffer promised Ron 20 minutes.”
Also, for you deep conspiracy theorists, consider the possibility that…
Republican and Democratic lawmakers on the deficit-cutting supercommittee said they’re still aiming for a last-ditch agreement even as one of the panel’s leaders voiced doubts about an accord by a Nov. 23 deadline.
The supercommittee faces a “daunting challenge” as its 12 members seek to bridge gulfs over taxes and spending, Representative Jeb Hensarling of Texas, the Republican co- chairman, said today. Time is running out for a plan to carve at [...]
Chicago, August 11, 2011 – This week U.S. Senator Dick Durbin held a press conference with members of the mainstream media to talk about the downgrade crisis. But the Senator’s scripted storyline veered off-course when a conservative reporter – me – showed up to ask an embarrassing question. Namely, “Senator, you’ve blamed the tea party…but do you bear any responsibility for this downgrade crisis?”
What, you [...]
Rep. Ron Paul, R-Tex., and his son, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., both blasted Tea Party critics on Monday for suggesting that the conservative movement with which they’re both linked may have had something to do with America’s recent credit downgrade by the ratings agency Standard & Poor’s.
The elder Paul, a longtime lawmaker, staunch libertarian, and presidential candidate, decried the allegations as an “attempt to [...]