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.
Don’t drop last week’s controversial headlines regarding U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann and four other GOP House members who said that President Barack Obama’s administration has connections to the Muslim Brotherhood so fast.
Harry Reid got – as he often does – in calling Republican donors “angry old white men”. Imagine the reaction if House Speaker John Boehner were to say something such as: support or donations to Obama made by 17 angry black men.
Chris agrees with Governor Chris Christies response to NJEA Executvie Director Vincent Giordano’s defense of they union’s stance against charter schools. He examines the potential cover-up at the Daily News and Inquirer over stories about potential buyers for the papers. He also talks to Jeremy Witkins, who developed a phone app allowing parents to monitor pictures and texts on their kids phones.
Chris reacts to the accusations of child molestation surrounding Daily News Columnist Bill Conlin and President Obama fighting with House Republicans over and extension of the payroll tax cuts.
Chris thinks Republicans should rally around John Boehner’s debt ceiling plan. He examines the cases of a police officer fired for going to a bar while on duty and a teacher reinstated after posting comments about students on her blog. Finally, he talks to Senator Jim Demint about his oppostion to Boehner’s plan.