February 23, 2010 MSNBC The ED Show
From The Hill -- Lawmaker wants retirement age lowered to 60 for six months:
Congress could temporarily lower the age at which Americans can claim Social Security benefits as a jobs bill, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) said Sunday.
Kucinich, a liberal Democrat from the Cleveland area, said a $15 billion proposal he's floating would create 1 million jobs for the U.S. economy.
The two-time presidential candidate's proposal calls for a six-month period during which people could retire at the age of 60. The program would be funded by $10 billion in bailout funds, and $5 billion in stimulus funds.
February 15, 2010 FOX News
Heather: Looks like torture-lover Liz Cheney's got her talking points from Marc Thiessen warmed up and ready to go for ClusterFox. Our national security is at risk because we're not torturing enough suspected terrorists. Of course she and her ilk don't think it's torture. I want to know when Liz is going to get waterboarded right next to Sean Hannity so they can both tell us what they think of it after it's actually done to them, not someone else. They can bring Limbaugh, Coulter and any of the rest of these right wing yappers that keep telling the public it's not torture as well.
February 13, 2010 FOX News
Heather: It looks like Geraldo Rivera didn't get the memo at ClusterFox on global warming.
Fox News buries Gore under avalanche of global warming misinformation. Fox News' website The Fox Nation and Fox News personalities Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Gretchen Carlson, Steve Doocy, Stuart Varney, and Eric Bolling all used the DC snow storm to attack Gore or the science supporting global warming. Indeed, on the February 10 edition of Fox News' Your World, Bolling showed an image of Gore's book, An Inconvenient Truth, being buried in snow.
February 11, 2010 FOX News
In an appearance on Fox today, Dana Perino continued the attack on the Obama Administration's handling of the attempted Christmas bombing, dismissing comparisons to the Richard Reid shoe-bombing case as "apples and oranges."
Despite the similarities between the two cases, and despite the fact that President Bush had OKed the use of military tribunals in November 2001, a month before the shoe bombing attempt, Perino argued that the context in which the two cases unfolded were significantly different. Read on...
I suppose it was only a matter of time before far-right voices started criticizing President Obama for having too much success killing terrorists. Here's former Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen, writing, "Dead Terrorists Tell No Tales."
I see. The conservative line for the better part of a year is that President Obama isn't doing enough to go after terrorists. Reality shows the exact opposite is true, but for the right, this is an inconvenient detail best ignored.
If Thiessen's piece is any indication, however, the argument is now shifting. President Obama is doing too much to go after terrorists, and is taking out too many bad guys before they can be captured and tortured.
I can see the campaign slogans now: "Vote GOP: Obama kills too many terrorists." Read on...
Transcript via Nexis Lexis.
O'REILLY: "Impact" segment tonight, a former speechwriter for President Bush, Mark Thiessen says that President Obama's use of drone missiles to terrorize and kill al Qaeda may be counterproductive in some areas. Mr. Thiessen is the author of the bestselling book, "Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama is Inviting the Next Attack."
He joins us now from Washington.
All right, now look, I've been a big supporter of President's Obama's drone missile. And the CIA is obviously executing this very, very well. Wiped out a lot of al Qaeda, a lot of Taliban in Pakistan. We've dropped a few in other places in the world. And you are saying not so fast. So explain it?
MARK THIESSEN, FORMER CHIEF SPEECHWRITER FOR PRES. GEORGE W. BUSH: Well, predators are an important tool on the war on terror, but the problem is that Obama is escalating the predator attacks, at the same time that he has eliminated one of the most important intelligence capabilities we have, the CIA's program to detain, capture and detain and interrogate terrorist leaders. Dead terrorists cannot tell you their plans for new attacks. So if you vaporize a terrorist with a predator strike you're vaporizing all the intelligence in his head that we could be getting by interrogating him.