Category Archives: C-Span

Obama Takes On the GOP Retreat

He came, He spoke, He conquered…President Obama attended today’s Congressional GOP Retreat outside of Baltimore and by all accounts kicked-ass!

The entire ass-whopping was broadcast live on all of the major cable news networks and C-Span. Evidently the beating Obama was placing on the GOP was so brutal that Fox News broke away early from so that they could show a non-news interview with NY Congressman Peter King, while other networks stayed till the end of the 1.5 hour confrontation.

It will be hard for the GOP to get up off the canvass after this one, score this a big knock-out by the President.
Here’s a little bit of what Politico had to say about it:

BALTIMORE — President Barack Obama on Friday accused Republicans of portraying health care reform as a “Bolshevik plot” and telling their constituents that he’s “doing all kinds of crazy stuff that’s going to destroy America.”


Speaking to House Republicans at their annual policy retreat here, Obama said that over-the-top GOP attacks on him and his agenda have made it virtually impossible for Republicans to address the nation’s problems in a bipartisan way.

“What happens is that you guys don’t have a lot of room to negotiate with me,” Obama said. “The fact of the matter is, many of you, if you voted with the administration on something, are politically vulnerable with your own base, with your own party because what you’ve been telling your constituents is, ‘This guy’s doing all kinds of crazy stuff that’s going to destroy America.’ ”

Obama’s comments came in the midst of an extraordinary back-and-forth with Republican House members — a scene straight out of the House of Commons that played out live on cable TV.

Republicans invited Obama to appear at their annual conference; the president accepted — and then surprised them by asking that cameras and reporters be allowed into the room.
Republicans immediately agreed to the request, but they may be regretting it now.
Again and again, Obama turned the Republicans questions against them — accusing them of obstructing legislation for political purposes and offering solutions that won’t work….

You can read the rest >>>Here

You can watch the whole confrontation below from C-Span if you wish.

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Dick Cheney on Same-Sex Marriage: Does He or Doesn’t He Support it?

Former Vice President Dick Cheney told the National Press Club he thinks “people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish.” Cheney said the decision to legalize gay marriage should be up to the states and not the federal government.

CHENEY: As many of you know, one of my daughters is gay and it is something we have lived with for a long time in our family. I think people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish. Any kind of arrangement they wish. The question of whether or not there ought to be a federal statute to protect this, I don’t support. I do believe that the historically the way marriage has been regulated is at the state level. It has always been a state issue and I think that is the way it ought to be handled, on a state-by-state basis. But I don’t have any problem with that. People ought to get a shot at that. RealClearPolitics

So does he or doesn’t he support same sex marriage? If he does, then he is even more of a hypocrite than anyone could have imagined  and that takes some doing.
After spendingthe better part of 8 years trying to pass a constitutional amendment against same sex marriage in order to to appease the religious right, he know says that it is up to the States to decide? What an ASS !!

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President Obama Makes Surprise Appearance, Interrupts White House Press Briefing

President Obama interrupted the daily White House briefing to officially announce the resignation of Supreme Court Justice David Souter. He joked that when a job needs to be done, “you gotta do it yourself,” as he took the podium from Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.

The President detailed what character traits he would look for in the next Supreme Court Justice.

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Pres. Obama Congratulates C-SPAN StudentCam Contest Winner

President Obama recorded a video message congratulating C-SPAN StudentCam contest winner Sawyer Bowman on his video “Cancer, It’s Personal.” The President was moved deeply by Sawyer’s message.

The President mentioned how he was personal touched by cancer, when his mother was diagnosed with the disease at the age of 53. The president said that the fight against cancer is one of the top priorities of his administration, as part of this years budget, $6 billion dollars has been allocated toward cancer research.

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"Cancer: Its Personal" – C-SPAN StudentCam 2009 Grand Prize Winner

The following video was created by Woodland School sophomore Sawyer Bowman, Davidson NC. – Grand Prize winner in the 2009 C-SPAN StudentCam documentary contest. The video explores the issue of cancer research and issues a message to newly elected President Obama.

As the Grand Prize winner, Sawyer received $5,000 and his school was given $1,000 to spend on digital video equipment for his school.

After watching this powerful and moving video it’s easy to see why it was chosen as the winner. The video is a heartfelt tribute to his grandparents, who each died of cancer.

To view the entire list of winners and learn more about the competition, visit: http://www.studentcam.org/

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How The World Almost Came To An End At 2PM On September 18

Very Interesting – So how closed did the nation’s banking system come from a total meltdown on September 18th of last year? Extremely close, within hours as a matter of fact.

On C-Span, Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-PA) explained how the Federal Reserve told members of Congress about an electronic run on the banks “to the tune of $550 billion dollars” within “an hour or two” last fall.

According to Kanjorski, on September 18, 2008 the Fed tried to “stem the tide” by pumping money into the financial system but it didn’t work and decided instead to announce an immediate increase in deposit insurance to $250,000 per account to stop the panic.

Said Kanjorski: “If they had not done that, their estimation is that by 2 p.m. that afternoon, $5.5 trillion would have been drawn out of the money market system of the U.S., would have collapsed the entire economy of the U.S., and within 24 hours the world economy would have collapsed. It would have been the end of our economic system and our political system as we know it.” –Political Wire

Watch and listen to what Rep. Kanjroski had to say about this on C-Span yesterday morning. Its kind of scary if you really think about it and to find out that our banking system is not much better off today then it was it was 4 months ago makes you want to scratch your head. 
After hearing this, I now understand why Treasury Secretary Geithner feel that the new financial bailout plan needs to be so bold and large in scope.

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How The World Almost Came To An End At 2PM On September 18

Very Interesting – So how closed did the nation’s banking system come from a total meltdown on September 18th of last year? Extremely close, within hours as a matter of fact.

On C-Span, Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-PA) explained how the Federal Reserve told members of Congress about an electronic run on the banks “to the tune of $550 billion dollars” within “an hour or two” last fall.

According to Kanjorski, on September 18, 2008 the Fed tried to “stem the tide” by pumping money into the financial system but it didn’t work and decided instead to announce an immediate increase in deposit insurance to $250,000 per account to stop the panic.

Said Kanjorski: “If they had not done that, their estimation is that by 2 p.m. that afternoon, $5.5 trillion would have been drawn out of the money market system of the U.S., would have collapsed the entire economy of the U.S., and within 24 hours the world economy would have collapsed. It would have been the end of our economic system and our political system as we know it.” –Political Wire

Watch and listen to what Rep. Kanjroski had to say about this on C-Span yesterday morning. Its kind of scary if you really think about it and to find out that our banking system is not much better off today then it was it was 4 months ago makes you want to scratch your head. 
After hearing this, I now understand why Treasury Secretary Geithner feel that the new financial bailout plan needs to be so bold and large in scope.

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