It appears Obama really did learn his lesson.
|By: Jon Walker Monday September 16, 2013 10:30 am|
|By: Jane Hamsher Wednesday July 31, 2013 10:39 am|
President Obama has historically considered the Hill some lower bardo of hell. One of the major complaints of Congressional Democrats has always been that the President does not consult them or include them in shaping his legislative agenda, let alone stop by for a chin wag. So imagine everyone’s surprise when the President suddenly announced he was coming to the Hill today to meet with all the Democrats — the day before the August recess begins.
|By: Jon Walker Monday May 27, 2013 10:20 am|
According to Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), immigration reform doesn’t have 60 votes in the Senate, but the good news is many Republicans are trying to find a compromise they can support instead of simply trying to kill any reform. Last week Orin Hatch (R-UT) backed the bill in committee after getting his fingerprinting amendment added. On This Week yesterday, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said he might be able to support immigration reform if some changes are made.
|By: Jon Walker Monday February 4, 2013 9:30 am|
With the sequestration cuts set to take place in less than a month the attention of Washington is going to turn back to the deficit. To begin laying the groundwork for this next fight top Democrats are demanding that more revenue be part of any new deals.
|By: Jon Walker Monday December 3, 2012 10:10 am|
The idea of Social Security being dealt with in a “separate process” should make defenders of the program very nervous.
|By: Scarecrow Sunday July 8, 2012 9:09 am|
I turned on ABC’s This Week to see if the host could get anything useful out of Governors Jindal of La. and O’Malley of Maryland. I wasn’t expecting much, but it’s usually interesting to see what each party thinks the most helpful spin is. What we got is a confirmation that America is now saddled with the two worst political parties we’ve had in my lifetime. Both men were awful, but host Terry Moran was even worse.
|By: Scarecrow Sunday March 4, 2012 12:15 pm|
Why is it that ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN thought that the politician America needed to hear from this week was Newt Gingrich, a candidate who’s been thoroughly rejected by all by the most delusional and extreme Republican voters and has no chance of becoming President? Even if it hadn’t been a ghastly week, with Republican icons insulting women and degrading the national discourse while the GOP leadership and Presidential candidates hid, the idea of giving the man who has spent 20 years contributing to our declining politics yet another national platform would be inexcusable for any supposedly news entity.
Every viewer knows that any interview of Newt Gingrich usually results in an uninterrupted commercial for himself, his lies, and his fantasies. With a weak interviewer like ABC’s George Stephanopoulus, that means we get 10 minutes of misrepresentations, misdirection and evasions with little or no pushback, leaving the audience either frustrated or more misinformed than they were before.
|By: Scarecrow Sunday May 29, 2011 8:08 am|
A week ago, George Will advised Tim Pawlenty that now was the moment for him to make his move. On ABC’s This Week, Pawlenty did so. He got in the “let’s play chicken with the debt limit” car and headed it straight towards the cliff, joining the growing list of Tea-GOP presidential wannabes who should never be given a license to drive.
|By: Scarecrow Sunday April 24, 2011 1:00 pm|
One can only wonder what an intelligent, worldly woman like Christiane Amanpour must have thought as she interviewed the Rev. Franklin Graham. Whether it was cynicism or cluelessness about Christianity that convinced ABC’s This Week to feature Graham, I cannot say. What I will say is that Franklin Graham came across as one of the phoniest, stupidest “religious” hucksters I’ve ever listened to. Happy Easter to you too, ABC.
|By: Scarecrow Sunday February 20, 2011 12:15 pm|
ABC’s This Week didn’t even make a pretense of being fair and balanced, let alone honest, in covering the historic labor protests in Wisconsin. The elite don’t want you to know that asking the working class to pay for the elite’s excesses is profoundly wrong.