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.
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.
January 9, 2012 |
Reporting from Nashua, N.H. -- The difficult truth about political ads is that context often doesn't matter -- and on Monday, Romney uttered a line that he will likely come to regret by November if he wins the Republican nomination for president. At a time when Romney is facing an onslaught from independent groups attacking his experience at the private equity firm Bain Capital, the normally cautious candidate slipped up in Nashua on Monday morning...