It was sad to learn of the death of three American soldiers in Pakistan. Sad news, but also curious. What are American troops doing on the ground in Pakistan? Congress has never voted to send troops to Pakistan. We, the American people have never been told about troops in Pakistan. In fact, when President Obama sent more troops to Afghanistan, we were told there were no troops being sent to … [Read more...] about What are American Troops Doing in Pakistan?
By Bill Press Tribune Media Services “What would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was exactly the same, and nothing that you did mattered,” asks Bill Murray, playing weatherman Phil Connors in “Groundhog Day,” one of the funniest films of all time. That’s exactly what it feels like today. Not in Punxsutawney, Pa., but in Washington, D.C., where every day is Groundhog Day and … [Read more...] about Obama: Soft on Terror?
Today's Hot Topics Tea Party Convention: Sarah Palin, Keynote speaker. How much influence will this actually have? Toyota: Headed for broke? The Haiti kidnappers: Bill says throw 'em in jail! Guests ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper previews This Week, which he's hosting Sunday Huffington Post Political Reporter Sam Stein will discuss the latest on the health care … [Read more...] about Friday, February 5, 2010
Bill reports from the White House - Listen Here! … [Read more...] about Thursday, February 4, 2010
Forget politics for a moment. Forget about whether you’re a liberal or conservative, and consider this. When the Wall Street collapse began, one of the first companies to get in trouble was the giant insurance firm, AIG. At the time - remember? - we were told AIG was “too big to fail.” So we taxpayers shelled out $180 billion to rescue the company and keep it afloat. In effect, we bought a … [Read more...] about If it is “too big to fail,” let it fail
Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton filled in for Robert Gibbs today. Bill reports from the White House - listen here! … [Read more...] about Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Hot Topics Rahm Emanuel's "retarded" remark: Should he apologize? The latest on the "Underwear Bomber" - he's talking, giving actionable intelligence President Obama and many members of Congress make the mistake of attending the National Prayer Breakfast today The latest on the Toyota recall Guests Governor Brian Schweitzer (D-MT) will be in studio for an hour. He met with other governors … [Read more...] about Thursday, February 4, 2010
History was made at the Capitol yesterday. History was made when the nation’s top uniformed officer, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen, said that gays and lesbians deserve to serve openly in the U.S. military. We must get rid of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, said Mullen, because it’s simply “the right thing to do.” Well, it’s about time. My only question is: What took them so long … [Read more...] about End Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
Hot Topics 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' might be repealed in one year - why wait? The fight against terror: Should we be giving suspects rights? IL primary yesterday Guests Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), chair of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee, will discuss getting rid of the fillibuster, the latest on health care reform, and his work to combat childhood obesity. International … [Read more...] about Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Bill reports from the White House - listen here! … [Read more...] about Tuesday, February 2, 2010