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03.29.09

Top 6 Moments from Sunday Talk

McCain throws Palin under the Straight Talk Express, Paul Krugman remains a thorn in Obama’s side, and Robert Gates is nonplussed by North Korea. Watch the best moments from Sunday’s talk shows.

McCain isn't so sure about Palin in 2012, Paul Krugman remains a thorn in Obama’s side, and Robert Gates is nonplussed by North Korea. Watch the best moments from Sunday’s talk shows.

McCain Throws Palin Under the Straight Talk Express

How times change. Not long ago, Senator McCain wanted Sarah Palin to be a heartbeat away from the presidency. But when asked on Meet the Press if he’d like to see Palin as president in 2012, he tells David Gregory he’d like to see her “compete” for it.

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Krugman Continues War Against Geithner

On This Week With George Stephanopoulos, Paul Krugman takes some more shots at Timothy Geithner for doing too little to save the economy. In so doing, Krugman provides the answer to the question, which New York Times op-ed columnist irks the Obama administration more than Maureen Dowd?

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Cheney Says We’re Less Safe? Gen. Petraeus Begs to Differ

He tiptoes a bit around a blanket condemnation, but appearing on State of the Union, General David Petraeus tells John King that he disagrees with Dick Cheney’s assertion that Obama’s policies have made us less safe.

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Obama to CEOs: ‘Show Some Restraint’

The president showed some restraint himself when met with the CEOs of major banks March 27. Speaking to Bob Schieffer, he says he told the group to “help me help you.” We get the feeling the average citizen may have put things a bit differently.

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Lula Decisively Wins Ongoing ‘Humble Origins’ Competition

It’s all the rage these days for politicians to tout their modest upbringings. But who among the G-20 leaders can outdo President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva of Brazil’s tales of rats, floods, and hunger? None of them, Lula tells CNN’s Fareed Zakaria.

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Gates: North Korea Is Firing an ICBM? Not Much We Can Do

Donald Rumsfeld he isn’t. Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Defense Secretary Robert Gates admits that North Korea is test firing what may one day become an intercontinental ballistic missile—but we’re not going to do anything about it.

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