In an interview that was released this morning with former Clinton aide George Stephanopoulos on ABC, President Obama talked a little about his view of the debt.
“[W]e don’t have an immediate crisis in terms of debt,” Obama said. “In fact, for the next ten years, it’s gonna be in a sustainable place.”
Obama continued, “The question is, can we do it smarter, can we do it better? And– you know, what [...]
Violent video games and a “culture of violence” found in the media could be contributing factors to mass shootings, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Sunday.
“There might well be some direct connection between people who have some mental instability and when they go over the edge – they transport themselves, they become part of one of those video games,” Hickenlooper said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “Perhaps that’s why all [...]
Ann Romney will make her TV debut by hosting Good Morning America, it was announced today.
Mrs Romney, 63, wife of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and hopeful future First Lady, will stand in for presenter Robin Roberts on the breakfast show on Wednesday.
Her booking comes hot on the heels of Mitt Romney’s dominant performance in the first presidential debate last night.
Filling in for Robin: Ann Romney will host GMA on [...]
Leading into tomorrow’s presidential debate, journalists are busy setting expectations for the candidates. On Sunday’s Good Morning America, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos argued that Mitt Romney is under “huge, huge” pressure: “He is behind right now. He is behind nationally, he’s behind in all of the battleground states. This is the last big audience that Mitt Romney is going to have with about four and a half weeks left to go.”
But more [...]
June 30, 2012
By now, we all know the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate portion of Obamacare by declaring it a “tax.” This is, in essence, a declaration that the federal government now has unlimited power to force consumers to spend some (or even all) of their take-home pay on various products, services or even intellectual property that they have no interest in buying in the first [...]
From $94 billion to $1.6 trillion…
President Obama has repeatedly asserted that the new health care law’s individual mandate requiring everyone to have qualified health insurance coverage or pay a penalty is not a tax.
In a testy exchange with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos–who, ironically, also pushed for sweeping health care reform legislation when he worked for then-President Bill Clinton–Stephanopoulos pointed out that ObamaCare critics call the mandate a tax.
Obama rejected the claim and [...]
By Jennifer Rubin
Yesterday I speculated on some of the reasons Rick Santorum has problems with women voters. This interview from a few year back sure isn’t going to help
For starters, does he realize that married women (men too!) use birth control? The impression that Santorum finds the prevalent practice of birth control “harmful to women” is, frankly, mind-numbing. If he meant to focus on teen sexual promiscuity, he surely could have, and thereby might have sounded less [...]
We are at war with China. Most Americans don’t realize it, and high level government officials will not admit it publicly… But the Chinese are actively monitoring and compromising critical components of our nation’s infrastructure, including water and electric utilities, military assets, and commerce.
While bullets and missiles may not be flying over conventional battlefields just yet, soldiers on the digital battlefield are no doubt engaged in conflict. ABC’s George [...]
Where: Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa.
When: 9 p.m. EST, 6 p.m. PST, Saturday, December 10, 2011. Debate scheduled to last two hours.
Broadcast on: ABC Televsion.
Moderators: Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos.
Candidates: Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum.
ABC News say its livestream will start at 8:30 PM EST, so I guess it’s promotional stuff for a 1/2 hour before the debate:
And here’s the direct link [...]
ONCE THE OBAMA administration’s paragon of a clean-energy future, Solyndra has gone bankrupt, taking a $527 million Energy Department-guaranteed loan with it. President Obama, however, has no regrets. “Hindsight is always 20-20,” he told George Stephanopoulos of ABC News. “It went through the regular review process. And people felt like this was a good bet.” Solyndra didn’t pan out, Mr. Obama conceded, but that’s [...]
By Gary Langer Oct 3, 2011 2:30pm Majority Expects Obama to Lose Re-election
A majority of Americans expect Barack Obama to be a one-term president, an assessment on which, in past elections, the public more often has been right than wrong.
Just 37 percent in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll say they expect Obama to win re-election in November 2012; 55 percent instead expect the eventual [...]
George Stephanopoulos, ABC News: “And a lot of anger out there. There’s so many people who simply don’t think they’re better off than they were four years ago. How do you convince them that they are?”
President Obama: “Well, I don’t think they’re better off than they were four years ago. They’re not better off than they were before Lehman’s collapse, before the financial crisis, before [...]
by Mark Provost of The Economic Populist
Corporate Profits Soaring Thanks to Record Unemployment
In a January 2009 ABC interview with George Stephanopoulos, then President-elect Barack Obama said fixing the economy required shared sacrifice, “Everybodyâ€™s going to have to give. Everybodyâ€™s going to have to have some skin in the game.” (1)
For the past two years, American workers submitted to the Presidentâ€™s appealâ€”taking steep pay cuts despite hectic [...]