For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Hondurans unhappy with Obama.
Via Hot Air's Ed Morrissey:
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: meet the eight Republicans that voted for what will likely be the largest tax increase in American history --
Mary Bono Mack (Calif.), Mike Castle (Del.), Mark Steven Kirk (Ill.), Leonard Lance (NJ), Frank LoBiondo (NJ), John McHugh (NY), Dave Reichert (Washington), Chris Smith (NJ).
With a final vote of 219 to 212, Republicans could have killed this disgusting cap and trade bill. After all, 44 Democrats voted NO! If the GOP held together, this nightmare would have been over.
"Wearing his gym clothes and talking a little smack, press secretary Robert Gibbs was sent into the dunk tank at the White House luau ...by members of the press corps," reports Politico.com.
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: cap and trade would be the biggest tax hike in American history!
Topics in today's show: Obama's health care plan, Obama's own doctor comes out against his health care plan, Scientists create petition against cap and trade, and Joy Behar gets her own CNN Headline News talk show.
"ABC News has more than earned the title of the All Barack Channel, they have recklessly fought to achieve it," Media Research Center President Brent Bozell stated in a press release today.
The network had promised to deliver a health care presentation that would "not be ‘slanted' in any way - much less a ‘day-long infomercial' or ‘in-kind free advertising'," but not a single expert was offered to counter President Obama's plan to nationalize the nation's health care industry.
Instead, ABC News "balanced" itself this morning by having Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on today's "Good Morning America" to discuss his health care ideas - for a 3 minute 5 second segment. Ryan got less than 2 minutes (1 minute, 47 seconds) to respond to questions. Obama received 25 times that much time last night.
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Cap and trade in jeopardy -- Gore to the rescue!
Former Vice President Al Gore will meet with House Democrats Thursday to appeal to reluctant lawmakers to approve the controversial climate change bill on Friday, FOX News has learned. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is rolling the dice with her plan to lug the bill to the House floor without the full confidence that the legislation will pass.
On Capitol Hill today, the Media Research Center along with Americans for Tax Reform and the Health Care Freedom Coalition sponsored an event showcasing Sen. Jim DeMint, Rep. Tom Price and key health care experts who discussed the alternatives to and the pitfalls of President Obama's health care proposal.
Sen. DeMint explained what he would have said if he had been invited by ABC to participate in this evening's health care special:
While network news anchors such as CBS's Harry Smith are still gooey in love with President Obama, the White House correspondents for the networks are a little tougher on the chief executive, MRC's Tim Graham told Fox News's Bill O'Reilly on his June 23 program. [audio available here]
TIM GRAHAM: I think there's always been a difference between the guys in the White House press room who are trying to nail down the inconsistencies in what Obama is saying, trying to nail down his campaign promises, and the Harry Smiths and the Brian Williamses and the Diane Saywers.
There's really a disconnect, really, between the White House reporters who, for the most part are a little tougher on a daily basis and then the anchors who have been just yeah, beyond the, just [having] that dreamy look.
BILL O'REILLY: I agree with that. The anchors are obviously pro-Obama almost across the board.
For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Liz Cheney discusses Obama's position on Iran.
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For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: state budgets in crisis!
With state revenues in a free fall and the economy choked by the worst recession in 60 years, governors and legislatures are approving program cuts, layoffs and, to a smaller degree, tax increases that were previously unthinkable. All but four states must have new budgets in place less than two weeks from now — by July 1, the start of their fiscal year. But most are already predicting shortfalls as tax collections shrink, unemployment rises and the stock market remains in turmoil. “These are some of the worst numbers we have ever seen,” said Scott D. Pattison, executive director of the National Association of State Budget Officers.
Is the government tax and overspend Ponzi scheme unraveling? What's the solution if any? Maybe more importantly, in keeping with the media meme of the decade, how do we blame all these states' problems on George W. Bush?