April 15, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- Entertainer Bill Cosby defended President Obama on Sunday, saying that his critics do not acknowledge the obstacles he has faced in office. “I'm disappointed at people who don't look at the woes and the trouble given to this man,” Cosby told CNN's Candy Crowley, referring to allies on the left who have complained about the administration. “People blatantly speaking out against his color, wasting time, starting up new stories about whether or not he was born here, saying things that they can't prove.” The actor and comedian said he feels sometimes that opponents want to make Obama's job like “the one that Sisyphus had.” "When you see that he made promises and said things and the people who were supposed to be working with him didn't.
April 4, 2012 |
Bill-signing ceremonies are pretty rare events in these times of gridlock and congressional backlog; so are moments of bipartisan backslapping and handshaking. But both happened briefly today when President Obama, surrounded by a few actual Republicans, signed and praised legislation passed by Congress. The measure was the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act, better known was the STOCK Act. A long-lingering piece of legislation, it shot to the top of the priority list after a "60 Minutes" investigation highlighted instances of what the program called congressional "insider trading" -- lawmakers using information gleaned on the job, "non-public information," for personal profit.
March 26, 2012 |
Republican presidential candidates on Monday jumped on a comment President Obama made to Russia's president, arguing that the president's remarks that he has more flexibility to deal with the nation after the fall election suggested he had troubling plans that he was keeping from the American people. "Russia is not a friendly character on the world stage. And for this president to be looking for greater flexibility, where he doesn't have to answer to the American people in his relations with Russia, is very, very troubling, very alarming," Romney said on CNN's "The Situation Room.
March 18, 2012 |
After serving pancakes from a metal bin, Mitt Romney told supporters at an American Legion hall that President Obama was "an economic lightweight" and it was time to replace him with "an economic heavyweight. " "I am," he said, "and I'll get that job done. " Romney, standing on a riser before a "Believe In America" banner, derided the president, a former law professor, as a politician with no actual experience in the economy. "You see, the president learned about the economy by reading about it, not by living it," said the front-runner in the Republican presidential contests.
February 26, 2012 |
Creeping up in the polls, Mitt Romney said he is expecting to notch a win over rival Rick Santorum in his home state of Michigan on Tuesday. During an interview with "Fox News Sunday," the former Massachusetts governor said momentum is moving in his direction and pushed back against criticism of his remarks Friday about his family's collection of cars. Romney, who taped the interview Saturday before flying to Florida for the Daytona 500 NASCAR race, spoke to Fox's Chris Wallace at the end of a rocky week for his campaign.
February 2, 2012 |
A day after uttering a line that made him seem unsympathetic to the impoverished, Mitt Romney received the endorsement of perhaps the world's most self-satisfied rich man, Donald Trump. The meeting between the pair, one of whom said recently he likes to have the ability to fire people if necessary, the other of whom has coined the reality-show slogan "You're fired!" took place Wednesday in a curtained-off area off the marble-and-chandeliered lobby of Trump International, Trump's posh hotel off the Las Vegas Strip.
February 1, 2012 |
The Republican presidential contest shifted to the West and Midwest on Wednesday as an exultant Mitt Romney dueled with the man he hopes to meet in November, President Obama, but found himself sidetracked when an infelicitous remark was seized upon by his opponents. Romney's comment came as he sought, following his landslide win Tuesday in Florida, to cast himself as the inevitable nominee, a posture that had eluded him since his Jan. 21 collapse in South Carolina. "I'm in this race because I care about Americans.
February 1, 2012 |
Newt Gingrich, coming off a bad loss to Mitt Romney in the Florida primary, pummeled his rival for the GOP nomination Wednesday for saying earlier in the day that he was focused on the middle class and was not “concerned about the very poor” because they have a safety net. “I am fed up with politicians in either party dividing Americans against each other,” Gingrich said, speaking to hundreds of supporters packed into the Great Basin Brewing...
January 22, 2012 |
Newt Gingrich surged to victory in the South Carolina presidential primary, batting back questions about his personal life and riding a pair of strong debate performances to overtake Mitt Romney and slow his seeming march to the GOP nomination. Romney finished more than 10 percentage points behind the former House speaker Saturday, with Rick Santorum and Ron Paul a distant third and fourth, respectively. Gingrich, flashing just an occasional smile, marked his victory with a sober address to supporters in Columbia, praising each of his opponents and returning to a favorite tack -- bashing the media and "the elites in Washington and New York [who]
January 18, 2012 |
The Obama administration has denied a permit for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, asserting that it did not "have sufficient time to obtain the information necessary to assess whether the project, in its current state, is in the national interest," the State Department announced. The decision is sure to prolong a bitter political fight that has raged for months over the pipeline's fate. For Republicans, the oil industry and the Chamber of Commerce, Keystone has become a one-word campaign slogan: synonymous with many of the themes of government regulatory overreach they have tried over the course of the year to pin on President Obama.