July 25, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- In the nation's capital, fighting about leaking information to the media is a bit like fighting about talking on cellphones in public. Everybody says they don't like it, but everybody does it. Tuesday's volley over alleged leaks of classified information from the Obama administration was a classic example. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney used a major foreign policy speech to suggest that the White House leaked classified information about covert operations for political gain.
June 10, 2012 |
President Obama's comment Friday that the “private sector is doing fine” continued to dominate television political debates Sunday, with surrogates trying to minimize the impact of his remarks, and opponents seeking to take maximum advantage, despite Obama's retraction of the comment Friday afternoon. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, a rumored vice presidential possibility for Republican candidate Mitt Romney, questioned Obama's ability to comprehend how employment works. “He does not understand where wealth and jobs come from.
June 8, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 10 - 16 in PDF format TV listings for the week of June 10 - 16 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Piers Morgan Tonight 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. CNN McLaughlin Group (N) 6:30 p.m. KCET Today Customer service; talking to doctors; summer travel. (N) 4 a.m. KNBC SUNDAY Good Morning America (N)
May 6, 2012 |
Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday morning that American national security wouldn't be as strong if Republican Mitt Romney were president, based on his recent assertion that Russia is the country's “No. 1 geopolitical foe.” “If that's his prism through which he views our national security interests, I would say it would not be as strong,” Biden told David Gregory on “Meet the Press.” The vice president also questioned whether Romney would have authorized the killing of Osama bin Laden -- not because Romney wouldn't have acted the same way on the intelligence about the terrorist's location, he said, but because he wouldn't have gotten the intelligence in the first place.
April 15, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- President Obama's senior advisor David Axelrod has provided another sound bite for Mitt Romney's campaign by giving the impression that the current administration isn't pushing the country's economy in the right direction. Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Axelrod told host Chris Wallace that “the choice in this election is between an economy that produces a growing middle class and that gives people a chance to get ahead and their kids a chance to get ahead, and an economy that continues down the road we are on, where a fewer and fewer number of people do very well, and everybody else is running faster and faster just to keep pace.” Romney's team spared no time in putting the clip onto YouTube, titling the video “Obama adviser David Axelrod makes the case for Mitt Romney for President,” which you can see below.
April 5, 2012 |
In a prediction of underhanded campaign tactics to come, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) told GOP delegates Tuesday that he foresees that President Obama's campaign will try to use Mitt Romney's Mormon faith against him. “You watch, they're going to throw the Mormon church at him like you can't believe it,” Hatch said. He later reiterated his point on Wednesday in Draper, Utah. “For them to say they aren't going to smear Mitt Romney is bologna. It's way out of bounds, but that's what is going to happen.” Hatch, also a Mormon, and seeking reelection in a state with more than 60% of the population following the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, specifically pointed his finger toward Obama's campaign adviser David Axelrod and White House aide David Plouffe.
October 17, 2011 |
President Obama's strategist-in-chief, David Axelrod, doesn't sound too worried about the prospect of his candidate taking on Republican insurgent Herman Cain next fall. Appearing on MSNBC's “Morning Joe,” Axelrod called Cain “an intriguing personality” but made it clear that the president's reelection campaign has its sights trained on Mitt Romney. “When you look at the resources,” he said, “[Rick] Perry and Romney are likely to be duking it out at some point here.
September 27, 2011 |
President Obama faces a “titanic struggle” to win reelection, his top campaign strategist, David Axelrod, said Tuesday, given high unemployment and the poisonous partisan atmosphere in Washington. "In 2008, we had the wind at our backs," Axelrod said, according to MSNBC. "Now, we don't have the wind at our back. We have the wind in our faces, because the American people have the wind in their faces. " Speaking at forum at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., Axelrod had harsh words for Republicans, who, he said, had blocked the president from achieving major policy goals.
September 22, 2011 |
With Republicans holding their third presidential debate of the month Thursday night, in Florida, President Obama's top campaign advisor said the GOP contenders appear to be in a "race to the right" to appease tea party conservatives. David Axelrod, an Obama strategist and former White House advisor, contended the Republicans are all embracing an economic strategy of less regulation and business incentives similar to what he said helped lead to the recession. "In terms of economics, the thing that's been sort of stunning is how thoroughly they've embraced the same economic policies that got us into the mess in the first place - tax cuts for the very wealthy, corporate tax loopholes for, like, the oil industry, rolling back Wall Street reforms and letting Wall Street write its own rules again," Axelrod said.
September 21, 2011 |
No book about the Obama presidency appears to have unnerved the White House quite so much as "Confidence Men" by Ron Suskind, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has developed a niche in the specialized art of parting the curtain on presidential dealings. The book gives a tough assessment of Obama's leadership style. Brainy but untested, Obama proved unable to exert control over a dysfunctional economic team that was dubious about his orders, the book concludes. Through Tweets and interviews, White House officials have sought to discredit the book, questioning its basic accuracy.