MSNBC Reveres Hillary Clinton’s ‘Amazing’ 1969 Commencement Speech

June 6th, 2016 6:37 PM
On her 12 p.m. ET hour show on Monday, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell gifted viewers with a trip down memory lane to Hillary Clinton’s “amazing” college days. A mere twenty-one years old at the time of the speech, Clinton represented her classmates at the 1969 Commencement of Wellesley College. The way Andrea Mitchell and The Wall Street Journal's Jeanne Cummings fawned over the speech was akin to…

MSNBC Accuses Iran Deal Opponents of ‘Making it Partisan’

September 8th, 2015 4:35 PM
Despite the bipartisan opposition to the Iran nuclear deal, on Tuesday, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell and Wall Street Journal political editor Jeanne Cummings accused critics of the plan of being “partisan.” Mitchell began by touting a video of former Vice President Dick Cheney being shouted down by a left-wing protester: “Dick Cheney today speaking about Iran with a very tough attack on the…

Hardball Panel Briefly Kicks Around Secret Service Conspiracy Theory

September 30th, 2014 9:18 PM
During a panel discussion on the September 30 program, MSNBC Hardball panelists briefly discussed how some folks may feel that recent lapses in Secret Service security are not accidental but in some way intentional, borne out of a dislike or hatred for the president within the agency's ranks. 

Bloomberg’s Jeanne Cummings Claims GOP Wants To Take Away Birth Cont

August 28th, 2014 1:57 PM
Appearing on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports on Thursday afternoon, Jeanne Cummings, Deputy Managing Editor for Bloomberg News, decided to attack the GOP over their supposed problem with female voters. The Bloomberg reporter argued that the GOP has “moved the abortion debate into birth control. This is a huge step where women -- that's a threshold issue for women. That’s about birth control,…

Bloomberg Reporter Sees No Political Damage for Democrats After Bergda

June 5th, 2014 3:57 PM
Appearing on Thursday's MSNBC Andrea Mitchell Reports, Bloomberg News reporter Jeanne Cummings asserted that the highly controversial Bowe Bergdahl prisoner exchange – which an overwhelming majority of Americans feel has endangered the lives of U.S. soldiers – would have no negative political impact on Democrats in November's midterm elections. [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the…

Journalists' Frown Table: NPR Panel Wants 'Fast and Furious' Inquiry D

June 23rd, 2012 3:21 PM
All three journalists invited to the journalists' roundtable on the Diane Rehm Show on NPR Friday played down the Fast and Furious scandal as a loser for Republicans. Jeanne Cummings of Politico wanted Congress to drop it like a hot potato: "to create this big constitutional clash with the White House makes Congress, once again, look like it's just got its eye off the ball. This isn't what…

National Debt Increases More Under Three Years of Obama Than Eight of

March 21st, 2012 4:33 PM
CBS's Mark Knoller reported Monday evening at that "The National Debt has now increased more during President Obama's three years and two months in office than it did during 8 years of the George W. Bush presidency." "The Debt rose $4.899 trillion during the two terms of the Bush presidency. It has now gone up $4.939 trillion since President Obama took office," the veteran White…

Charles Krauthammer Schools Jeanne Cummings: Gingrich Won in SC Becaus

January 28th, 2012 10:51 AM
Bloomberg's Jeanne Cummings got a much-needed lesson Friday about money not being everything in politics. After she claimed on PBS's Inside Washington that Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich's revival in the race was all due to multimillion dollar donations from casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer correctly replied that the former Speaker's…

Chris Matthews Browbeats Guest Who Doesn't Think Newt Gingrich Is Raci

May 13th, 2011 9:45 AM
MSNBC's Chris Matthews is clearly not going to tolerate anyone on his program saying Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich isn't racist. Politico's Jeanne Cummings had the nerve to do exactly that on Thursday's "Hardball," and for her sins Matthews relentlessly browbeat her until she finally gave up (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Andrea Snarks Sarah's Foreign Trip: 'Where Do You Start

March 21st, 2011 4:23 PM
Could Andrea Mitchell possibly be more snide and condescending toward Sarah Palin?  On her MSNBC show today, here's how Mitchell introduced her interview with Jeanne Cummings of Politico concerning Palin's current trip to India and Israel: "Well.  Heh-heh.  Where do you start?" Dismissive as was the language, only the video does justice to the derision in Mitchell's tone. View clip after…

Worried Whitman Might Win, Colorado’s Bennet ‘Deserves To,’ Chaf

October 30th, 2010 10:25 AM
This weekend’s Inside Washington put on full display the liberal sensibilities of the Washington press corps as Newsweek veteran Evan Thomas yearned for a win in Colorado for incumbent Democratic Senator Michael Bennet, “a good guy,” wishing “sometimes justice does triumph,” and former Wall Street Journal reporter Jeanne Cummings, now with Politico, was upset Republican Meg Whitman might win…

On Hardball: It's the Year of the Woman But It's Not the 'Compassionat

August 30th, 2010 7:00 PM
The news that it could be a good year for women electorally did not cheer up the likes of MSNBC's Chris Matthews, Bloomberg's Margaret Carlson and the Politico's Jeanne Cummings, because it turns out it's only going to be a good year for women on the Republican side like Nikki Haley, Meg Whitman, and Carly Fiorina or as Carlson put it: "It's not a compassionate women year." [audio available here…

Matthews Looks Down His Nose At Delusional, Daffy Palin

November 17th, 2009 6:47 PM
Chris Matthews got together with the Politico's Jeanne Cummings and the Chicago Tribune's Clarence Page to look down their collective noses at the concept of Sarah Palin as a writer on Tuesday's Hardball, with Matthews even questioning the former vice presidential candidate's mental state as he pondered: "Is this delusion here?" After playing a clip of Barbara Walters' interview with Palin, in…

Matthews Joins Barbara Boxer in Dismissing 'Brooks Brothers' Protestor

August 4th, 2009 6:35 PM
Chris Matthews, on Tuesday's "Hardball," invited on California Senator Barbara Boxer to dismiss the increasing number of townhall protestors opposed to Obama's liberal agenda as the "angry, and "noisy," "well-dressed middle-class people in pinks and limes...Brooks Brothers Brigade." After playing brief clips from the townhall protests Matthews devoted the first half of his show to knocking down…