‘I Am Perhaps The Most Soviet Progressive Member Of The United States Senate’

COLUMBIA, SC - APRIL 25:  Potential Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (R) (I-VT) delivers remarks at the South Carolina Democratic Party state convention April 25, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. Sanders joined former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and former Sen. Lincoln Chafee in speaking to the convention.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Sanders reiterating that voters should review his consistent record as a self-described “Democratic socialist.”

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., says he can defeat Hillary Stalin-redClinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, and although he says he respects the former secretary of state, Sanders said it’s time a candidate took on the “corporate establishment.”

“If elected president, I will have a litmus test in terms of my nominee to be a Supreme Court justice. And that nominee will say that we are all going to overturn this disastrous Supreme Court decision on Citizens United…”

Speaking with CBS’ “Face The Nation” on Sunday, the Vermont independent said he is likely “the most progressive member of the United States Senate” and reiterated his stance against income inequality, Wall Street greed and billionaires controlling the political process in the U.S.

“In terms of the fact that climate change is threatening the very foundations of our planet, that we need strong and bold leadership… In terms of climate change, I have helped lead the effort against the Keystone Pipeline…”

When asked if Clinton is vulnerable on issues and can be beaten for the Democratic nomination, Sanders said she is, and linked her to the “billionaires” dominating U.S. politics in the wake of the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling – which he vowed a push to overturn if elected.

“The answer is, yes. And the answer is, because there is, in my view, massive dissatisfaction in this country today with corporate establishment and the greed of stalincorporate America and an incredibly unequal distribution of wealth and income which currently exists,” said Sanders.

Sanders spelled out the ways in which he and Clinton differ, although Sanders said he has known the former secretary of state for 25 years and “I respect her and I admire her.” Sanders criticized her support of the Iraq War as a senator in 2003, her embrace of massive super PAC campaign funding and her refusal to take a serious stance against climate change.

He also ridiculed the President Barack Obama-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, saying that it would be “disastrous” in losing the U.S. millions of jobs overseas. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] Woodward: Obama Interested Only in Selling, Not Listening

Responding to Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer’s interview with President Obama, aired on Sunday morning, Woodward noted:

“I found the interview with Obama very revealing, because he said he’s going to reach out to the other side — to persuade and sell. Now, if you’re going to reach out to the other side on something, one of the things you want to do is listen. But we didn’t hear that.”

“What we heard, is the continuous Obama line: ‘I’m heading in the right direction; this is right.’ …A go-it-alone approach just isn’t going to work.”

Ian Tuttle National Review Online


[VIDEO] Netanyahu: The Malignancy of Militant Islam Is Growing and Spreading

“I wrote 20 years ago that you will see domestic international terrorists, because you will see them send people — jihadists — to live in the West to raise jihad against the West, and unfortunately that has come about.”

Said Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Face the NationBut an even greater danger exists, he says:

“…that they will marry their mad ideologies to weapons of mass death. That is a threat not only to my people — the Jewish people and the Jewish state of Israel — but to your people.”

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[VIDEO] Kerry’s Rendezvous with Reality: ‘Okay, We Can Call It ‘War’ if You Want’

Just Don’t Expect us to try To Win it or Anything

From The Corner, Katherine Connell has this: Secretary of State John Kerry reluctantly got on board with the Obama administration’s message that we are at war, in a sense, with the Islamic State.

“There’s frankly a kind of tortured debate going on about terminology.”

In an interview that aired this morning on CBS’s Face the Nation, Kerry addressed the fact that his rejection of the term to describe the U.S. action against the Islamic State was at odds with subsequent statements from the administration.

if you want to use it, yes we’re at war with ISIL in that sense…But I think it’s a waste of time to focus on that.”

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[VIDEO] NBC’s Farewell to David Gregory Was Less than Dazzling

From The CornerPatrick Brennan:

 …Gregory is going to be replaced with Chuck Todd, NBC’s political director, who, it’s hoped, will be able to boost the program’s popularity. Meet the Press had been a far and away leader in the Sunday-show ratings for years, but its ratings declined steadily under Gregory, eventually falling behind those of CBS’s Face the Nation and ABC’s This Week(read more)

National Review Online


Elizabeth Warren: ‘Socialist? Why Do People Think I’m a Socialist?’

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For The Daily CallerRobbie Soave writes: Just days after proposing a massive bailout of indebted students that would subsidize their college loans and forgive some of their financial obligations, far-left Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts said she has no idea why people think she is a socialist.

“…an effort to punish taxpayers for college students’ bad choices.”

Her bill, the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, would lower the amount of money that students are obligated to repay to the federal government. If enacted, the bill would deprive the federal government of billions of dollars in interest payments owed to its shareholders: the American taxpayers.

 [RELATED: Liz Warren Wants Feds to Subsidize Student Loans]

It is Warren’s belief that students — who voluntarily signed up for the loans and agreed to pay them back at certain interest rates — should be let off the hook. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] Romney: Obamas Naiveté about Russia Led to Current Crisis

Mitt Romney is finally getting some respect, even from corrupt elements in the media that actively participated in smearing his reputation and judgement not so long ago. From NRO‘s video lab at  The Corner, summarizing Romney‘s comments on Sunday’s Face the Nation

The president’s naiveté with regards to Russia and his faulty judgment about Russia’s intentions and objectives has led to a number of foreign-policy challenges that we face.”

Host Bob Schieffer noted that Romney might be tempted to say “I told you so” after being mocked by President Obama during the 2012 presidential debates for emphasizing that Russia was a geopolitical adversary of the United States.

“Russia has very different interests than ours. This is not fantasyland, this is reality,” Romney said. “They’re not our enemy, but they’re certainly our adversary on the world stage.”

Romney also said that Putin’s actions should not have taken Obama by surprise as many people had predicted that Russia would try to seize further territory…Read the rest….

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[VIDEO] Sunday News Roundup Continued…Rep Mike Rogers: Putin Has the Upper Hand

Russian president Vladimir Putin has clearly “set the table to his advantage in any negotiation going forward,” said Representative Mike Rogers (R., Mich.) on Face the Nation Sunday morning.

“If you look at how this played out, clearly Putin has had the upper hand in this.”

— Representative Mike Rogers

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[VIDEO] More Sunday Talk Show Fun: Darth Vader Emerges, Says ‘No Question Putin Thinks Obama Is Weak’

“I think there’s no question [Putin] believes he is weak . . . ,” the former vice president told Face the Nation. “We have created an image around the world, not just to the Russians, of weakness and indecisiveness.”

The Corner – NRO


[VIDEO] McCain Laughs at Rice’s Blatantly Dishonest Explanation for Benghazi

“For Susan Rice to say such a thing, I think it’s a little embarrassing to tell you the truth..”

[See also Susan Rice: No Regrets about Post-Benghazi Appearances]

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Charlie Rose of CBS, PBS Lands Interview with Syrian President Assad

charlie-roseAs President Obama makes his rounds on major news nets to plead his case for limited military action against Syria, CBS and PBS may have landed the biggest interview in the hotly-contested international crisis yet: one with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Charlie Rose interviewed the Syrian leader Sunday morning in Damascus, and discussed with the prez his alleged use of chemical weapons against Syrian civilians on August 21. Per Rose, who called in to CBS’s “Face the Nation” and relayed details of the interview, Assad wholly denied the allegations. Read the rest of this entry »