More than a month after the election, things continue to get worse for the GOP brand. The lead Republican spokesperson during the fiscal cliff negotiations, House Speaker John Boehner, has a 34 percent approval rating. President Obama has a 54 percent approval rating.
Chris debates President Obama’s decision to institute a commission to examine and propose solutions to gun violence, discusses John Boehner’s “Plan B” to avert the fiscal cliff, and asks if you will cheer Andy Reid at the end of his Eagle’s tenure. He talks to Comedian Andrew Dice Clay about his New Year’s Eve Showtime special and Matt Ritter, the creator of the new show, Chained to My Ex on MSNBC.
Chris reviews Speaker of the House John Boehner’s “Plan B” to avert the fiscal cliff crisis, the continued media coverage of the Newtown school shooting, and the efforts to use the shooting to implement stricter gun control. He also talks to Author Clayton Cramer about the difficulties of institutionalizing the mentally ill.
In this new CBS News poll, only 50 percent think a budget-cutting, tax-stabilizing deal can be accomplished by Republicans and Democrats by New Year’s Day.
Chris discusses the latest on the negotiations to avert the fiscal cliff, the controversy now surrounding South Korean Rapper, Psy, and his time Friday Night at the Philly Pops. He talks to CSN Philly’s Ray Didinger about yesterday’s last-second Eagles win in Tampa and to Jeff Roe and Michael Bronstein about Corey Booker running for Governor of New Jersey on the Monday Morning Matchup.
With one month to go before we reach the fiscal cliff, Republicans are going to have to figure out how to do something serious for a change instead of grandstanding and avoiding specifics.
Chris recounts the available details of Mitt Romney’s lunch with President Obama yesterday and previews the President’s event today at a toy factory in Hatfield. He talks to Steve Cordasco about the impending fiscal cliff on Finance Friday, New Jersey State Senator Michael Doherty, CBS 3’s Beasley Reece, and Comedian Hal Sparks.
Speaker John Boehner believes he holds a strong hand in fiscal cliff and debt limit talks. He is, once again, taking the global economy hostage and playing politics with the U.S. debt limit.
Grover is the ultimate in single interest constituencies in Washington. He is not accountable to anybody. He does not disclose who funds him, who pays him to do what he does or how much he is paid to blackmail GOP Members of Congress to sign his pledge not to raise taxes.
She will remain the one woman in a leadership position in the room when important issues effecting women are negotiated over the next year and a strong reminder that Democrats stand with women and promote them to positions of power.
The day after the voters spoke in our democracy, Republicans sought to set aside the results and focus on winning next time. It is not just a losing proposition for Republicans, it is a losing proposition for America.
We had an election and absolutely nothing that matters has changed. Nothing!
Even the most liberal of Democrats must agree that Obama’s inability to get foes to work with him is severely impeding any progress this country.
For all the billions spent by the Obama and Romney campaigns, Republican and Democratic parties, and countless outside groups, we may wake up November 7th to a Washington that is virtually unchanged.
Chris talks to Ed Turzanski from the Foreign Policy Research Institute about the killing of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya in a rocket attack this morning. He also discusses the Phillies surge back to .500, the Today Show’s decision to interview Kris Jenner instead observing a moment of silence on 9/11 and talks to Sam Rohrer of the Pennsylvania Pastors Network and Tom McGrath from the Philly post.