January 23, 2009 C-SPAN
In his first weekly address since being sworn in as the 44th president of the United States, President Barack Obama discussed how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan will jump-start the economy.
Can anyone imagine this being done under W.? Recovery.gov I didn't think so.
January 23, 2009 MSNBC Keith Olbermann
From The Cafferty File:
President Obama’s hopes for broad bipartisan support for his $825-billion emergency stimulus package have been dashed.
The President wants the emergency bill on his desk by President’s Day. But there’s an obstacle in the way: Opposition from Republicans that seems to be growing by the day. Now they are complaining they’ve been shut out of the process of writing the bill. They are pointing a finger at the Democrats for ignoring the President’s call for bipartisanship.
We’re in the middle of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Voters made it clear they’re sick and tired of partisan warfare in Washington. Is anybody listening?
Today President Obama met with GOP leaders to hear their concerns. House Republican leader John Boehner said he and his colleagues feel the package is too expensive and too slow. Republicans want tax relief in the hands of Americans right away.
The President said he would take the Republican concerns under consideration. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said President Obama will go to Capitol Hill next week to meet with lawmakers and try to get this thing done.
My question to you is: Are Republicans making a mistake by opposing President Obama’s stimulus plan?
Here’s my question to you: Are Republicans making a mistake by opposing President Obama’s stimulus plan?
Kit Bond making one of the most convoluted arguments I've ever heard about why Gitmo should stay open and what defines torture. He resorts to the latest GOP talking point that if we allow the prisoners at Gitmo to be brought to US prisons we should all be very afraid that they're going to escape and kill us all. Way to keep that fear mongering up Sen. Bond. He also claims that anyone wanting to prosecute the Bush administration for war crimes is suffering from the "ultimate in Bush derangement syndrome".
This man makes me really, really ashamed to have to have him representing my state and really, really grateful he's not running for reelection.
Rudy Giuliani stopped by the set of Morning Joe. Bob Cesca has more on this:
(Giuliani): It's very, very strange that on the day the president announced this, they discovered a guy that was released, who was killing people. (laughter) I follow this situation pretty closely and just talked to someone who's been to Guantanamo and looked at the conditions there. This is not an unusual occurrence. There have been arguably 30 or 40 situations like that where people are released from Guantanamo have killed innocent people -- have killed American soldiers.
What the hell?! First, laughing and smiling after saying the words "who was killing people" is very simply insane. But also, who released those detainees? Not President Obama who was sworn in on, you know, Tuesday. No-one's talking about shutting down Guantanamo and then letting everyone go. We're shutting down Guantanamo and moving the inmates to other prisons.
As an addendum to Patrick's post, the following are just a handful of other convicted terrorists currently held in Florence, Colorado
Zacarias Moussaoui, Conspirator in the September 11, 2001 attacks
Omar Abdel-Rahman, "The Blind Sheik"; involved in 1993 WTC bombing
Richard Colvin Reid, Islamic terrorist, nicknamed the "Shoe Bomber"
Wadih el-Hage, Conspirator in the 1998 US embassy bombings
Mahmud Abouhalima, Islamic Mujahideen leader, 1993 WTC bombing
Jose Padilla, Convicted of aiding terroristsMohammed A. Salameh, 1993 WTC bombing
But that's not going to stop Rudy from throwing out a big heaping helping of good old Republican fear mongering bright and early in the morning. Oh no, say it ain't so Joe. The savior of 9-11 says be afraid, be very afraid. I thought you were supposed to be some tough guy Rudy?
From The Young Turks. MSNBC wants to add a third prime time show and Cenk would like to fill the slot. I like the idea as long as he has John Amato as a regular guest. I've got a long list of others I could suggest as well.
January 22, 2009 C-SPAN
January 22, 2009 MSNBC Rachel Maddow Show