Here is video of Democratic Sen. Diane Feinstein admitting the passage of an “Assault Weapons Ban” will be an “uphill battle,” but still claiming she believes it can get done. There is no indication there will be enough Democratic votes in the Senate to even get to a simple majority, much less the 60-votes needed to bring it up for a vote on the Floor of the Senate.
In contrast to those on the Left who want to say President Obama’s Second Inaugural Address was like unto Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address, here is CBS News’ Bob Schieffer saying Obama’s speech was “unusual” in that “there were no real memorable lines.”
Here is video of National Rifle Association President David Keene stood up for the 2nd Amendment rights of every American in the face of unrelenting criticism by CBS News’ Bob Schieffer on “Face the Nation” today. Schieffer acted totally incredulous that the President of the NRA is not in favor of curtailing 2nd Amendment Rights! Keene countered Schieffer’s assertions again and again, reminding Schieffer that the “right to keep and bear arms” is a “Constitutional Right” of every American. At one point, Schieffer was at least honest when he prefaced what he said with, “Maybe it’s my bias. . .” That’s exactly right.
Here is CBS News’ Bob Schieffer this morning giving his take on the state of the “Fiscal Cliff” Negotiations. In the wake of House Speaker John Boehner’s failure to get the support of his own GOP members for his “Plan B,” Schieffer says “Right now, they are back to ground zero – I mean, I think they are below ground zero” on getting a deal before the end of the year deadline when tax increases take effect for everyone.
Here is video of CBS News’ Bob Schieffer announcing today on “Face the Nation” that National Journal’s Major Garrett is going to take over as CBS News’ Chief White House Correspondent. Garrett filled that role previously with Fox News before leaving for National Journal. He replaces Norah O’Donnell, who has moved to CBS This Morning.
Garrett is a good journalist.
Here is a live video stream of tonight’s third and final Presidential Debate from Boca Raton, Florida, between Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. This debate will focus on Foreign Policy, and will be moderated by longtime CBS News reporter and anchor, Bob Schieffer. It will run from 9:00 – 10:30 PM ET.
Below is a second live video stream:
Here is the “Face the Nation” roundtable today discussing the impact of the first Presidential Debate. The clear consensus is that Mitt Romney won the debate, and Michael Gerson said the significance of it is that “he punctured a sterotype” about himself “in front of 70 million people.” The Democrats had worked for months and spent millions of dollars to build up that stereotype – and Gerson is right – Romney punctured it before the eyes of the nation. Gerson said Romney “stopped losing” with his debate performance, but did not win the election. There is still a lot to do.
NOTE: Notice toward the end of the roundtable that even the reporters agree that David Axelrod’s characterization of Mitt Romney as lying about his tax proposal is simply not true.
Here is video of Obama Senior Adviser David Axelrod doing his best to rehabilitate Barack Obama from his disastrous debate performance against Mitt Romney. Axelrod essentially blamed the loss on pure as the driven-snow Obama being shocked at a “Gantry-esque” performance by Mitt Romney. You would think Barack Obama had never heard of what a debate is, to listen to Axelrod. Mitt Romney did tell the truth about his tax proposal, and Barack Obama engaged in “fiction” by the way he tried, and failed, to characterize it.
Once again, no one hammered Axelrod with the obvious question when he acted concerned about what Mitt Romney’s tax proposal will do to “explode” the debt – Why should anyone take Barack Obama seriously on the deficit and debt? He has more than doubled the annual budget deficit AND has added nearly $6 Trillion to the national debt. He deserves to be literally laughed at when he tries to say anything about deficit and debt! Something tells me that when Barack Obama tries this “Gantry-esque” concern routine about the debt in one of the remaining two debates, Mitt Romney will be ready to pounce.
A haunting question if you are Barack Obama and the Democrats. Maryland Democrat Gov. Martin O’Malley wants to say, “No, but that’s not the question of this election.”
Oh, but it is.
As the 2012 GOP Convention gets underway in earnest today, here is an interesting video of two longtime CBS News reporters – Bob Schieffer and Bill Plante, discussing their memories from Conventions past. For Schieffer, this is the 22nd Convention he has covered, and Plante has covered almost as many.
One thing Schieffer said that stands out is that you can still expect something unexpected to happen at this Convention, even though they are much more scripted than they once were. Schieffer said when you get this many politicians together in one place, where there is “free liquor” available, you can be sure something you are not expecting will happen.
Here is video of Sen. Marco Rubio on “Face the Nation” today where he was asked why Barack Obama is saying Mitt Romney is “extreme.” Rubio said Obama is making such charges because “he really doesn’t have anything else to run on.” By that, Rubio means Obama “can’t say vote for me because things have gotten better.”
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan gave their first interview together as the 2012 GOP Presidential Ticket to CBS News’ Bob Schieffer. The interview aired tonight on “60 Minutes.” Romney and Ryan both did outstanding jobs in the interview, fielding Schieffer’s questions with a great deal of comfort and ease.
Very interestingly, CBS News decided to leave out of the “complete video” of the interview, the moment when Schieffer brought up the “Ryan Budget” and Medicare. Romney quickly took the fight to Barack Obama by saying that “only President” has ever “robbed” Medicare – and that is Barack Obama, to the tune of “$716 Billion” in order to pay for his risky program called “ObamaCare.” Both Romney and Ryan pointed out they propose NO changes to Medicare for anyone already retired or approaching retirement, unlike what the Democrats and their allies in the media are accusing them of. CBS News did post a clip of that question, but cut it out of the larger version of the interview! It’s posted in the second video above.
It’s clear from this interview, and everything else over the first days of Paul Ryan as VP choice, that he is up to this task and is ready to take on all comers. It’s going to be interesting to watch.
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, the 2012 GOP Presidential Ticket, will reportedly be featured on CBS’ “60 Minutes” tonight in an interview taped in North Carolina today with Bob Schieffer:
CBS NEWS: CBS News chief Washington correspondent and anchor of “Face the Nation” Bob Schieffer sat down with Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan on Sunday for their first interview since the Republican presidential nominee announced Ryan as his running mate.
Romney answered critics who say Ryan’s Medicare plan will hurt the ticket’s chances, especially in Florida.
“There’s only one president that I know of in history that robbed Medicare, $716 billion to pay for a new risky program of his own that we call Obamacare,” Romney said.
“What Paul Ryan and I have talked about is saving Medicare, is providing people greater choice in Medicare, making sure it’s there for current seniors. No changes, by the way, for current seniors, or those nearing retirement. But looking for young people down the road and saying, “We’re going to give you a bigger choice.” In America, the nature of this country has been giving people more freedom, more choices. That’s how we make Medicare work down the road.”
Ryan added, “My mom is a Medicare senior in Florida. Our point is we need to preserve their benefits, because government made promises to them that they’ve organized their retirements around. In order to make sure we can do that, you must reform it for those of us who are younger. And we think these reforms are good reforms. That have bipartisan origins. They started from the Clinton commission in the late ’90s.” . . . Read More
Here is video of CBS News’ “Face the Nation” moderator Bob Schieffer saying the attacks on Mitt Romney by Harry Reid and others that he has not paid taxes for 10 years reminds him of “Joe McCarthy” back in the 1950′s, throwing out wild charges with no proof and expecting people to kow-tow to their demands just because they make the charge.
Here is complete video of today’s “Face the Nation” with Bob Schieffer on CBS. Schieffer’s guests included GOP Rep. Paul Ryan, Obama Campaign spokesperson Stephanie Cutter, and from the Romney Campaign, Kevin Madden.
Here is complete video of today’s “Face the Nation” with Bob Schieffer on CBS News. It opens with a fascinating report from Jan Crawford on the state of the U.S. Supreme Court in the aftermath of the ObamaCare Decision. According to Crawford’s sources, there is a real sense of “betrayal” felt by the conservative justices toward Chief Justice John Roberts because he first sided with them against ObamaCare and then changed his vote to join the liberals.