May 22, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- The fallout from Newark Mayor Cory Booker's criticism of the Obama campaign's use of Bain Capital against Mitt Romney continues, with Booker objecting to "being used by the GOP" to help the Romney campaign. Booker, who said that frequent Obama campaign attacks on Romney were “nauseating” during a Sunday appearance on NBC's “Meet the Press,” has been trying to refine and refute his remarks. In an interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on Monday, he expressed dismay over becoming the center of a Republican National Committee "I Stand With Cory Booker" petition.
August 20, 2009 |
Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) lashed out at protester who held a poster depicting President Obama with a Hitler-style mustache during a heated town hall meeting on the healthcare overhaul. "On what planet do you spend most of your time?" Frank asked the woman, who had stepped up to a microphone at a senior center to ask why Frank supported what she called a Nazi policy. "As you stand there with a picture of the president defaced to look like Hitler and compare the effort to increase healthcare to the Nazis . . . it is a tribute to the 1st Amendment that this kind of vile, contemptible nonsense is so freely propagated," Frank said.
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April 5, 2013 |
President Obama's comments about California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris' good looks continue to generate controversy. “You have to be careful to, first of all, say she is brilliant and she is dedicated and she is tough, and she is exactly what you'd want in anybody who is administering the law, and making sure that everybody is getting a fair shake,” said Obama during a California fundraiser on Thursday. “She also happens to be by...
June 16, 2011 |
Debbie Wasserman Schultz and other Democrats were quick to pounce on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s remark in Tampa on Thursday that he can relate to the jobless because “I’m also unemployed.” “I’m networking,” Romney reportedly told a small gathering of job seekers. “I have my sight on a particular job.” Romney was speaking light-heartedly, but Democrats called it a clueless and insensitive reference in a state with a double-digit unemployment rate.
February 16, 2012 |
A wealthy backer of GOP presidential contender Rick Santorum left his interviewer scratching her head Thursday when he suggested that in the olden days, birth control was less expensive because women just squeezed an aspirin between their knees to prevent them from having sex. Foster Friess, the retired mutual fund executive from Wyoming who has been basking in the spotlight recently thanks to his six-figure donations to a 'super PAC' backing Santorum,...
June 30, 2011 |
MSNBC suspended political analyst Mark Halperin on Thursday morning after he used an anatomical epithet to describe President Obama on the “Morning Joe” show. Halperin, an editor at Time magazine, was discussing Obama’s barbed comments aimed at Republicans made at Wednesday’s press conference and said that he thought the president was a being “kind of a .... " “Mark Halperin's comments [Thursday] morning were completely inappropriate and unacceptable,” MSNBC said in a statement.