7 Best Moments from Sunday Talk
Liz Cheney battles Katrina vanden Heuvel, Howard Kurtz slams his own network, and George Stephanopoulos backs Sen. Jim Webb into a corner. Those moments and more in our weekly roundup of Sunday’s best.
Boehner Defends His Orange Glow
House Minority Leader John Boehner responded on State of the Union to Obama's jibe at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner that he's a “person of color.” Boehner's response? He'd rather be heckled than ignored.
Stephanopoulos Corners Webb on Gitmo Closing
On This Week, Sen. Jim Webb back-pedals from his statements a few months ago supporting President Obama’s timetable for closing the Guantánamo prison camp, telling George Stephanopoulos that no detainees should be relocated to Virginia, or anywhere in the U.S. for that matter.
Kurtz Slams Oprah, Matt Lauer, and Larry King
Kudos to CNN’s Howard Kurtz. On Reliable Sources, the media critic took to task Oprah Winfrey, NBC, and even his network for agreeing to Elizabeth Edwards’ precondition that she will grant interviews only if Rielle Hunter name isn’t mentioned.
Liz Cheney Goes Toe-to-Toe with Katrina vanden Heuvel
The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel and Liz Cheney agree to disagree on This Week in a feisty war of words, acknowledging that they are clearly both from “opposite planets” on the issue of investigations into the Bush administration’s controversial interrogation techniques.
Crowley Rejoices as ‘Left Is Going Bananas'
There hasn’t been much good news for the GOP lately, but Monica Crowley, appearing on The McLaughlin Group, takes some delight in what she sees as President Obama supporting the anti-terrorism initiatives of George W. Bush.
RNC Chairman: We Want Everyone… Including DNC Chairman
Who’s better, Rush Limbaugh or Dick Cheney? RNC Chairman Michael Steele played it safe on Meet the Press when asked that question. Now he says the GOP wants everybody, and he’d even take the DNC chairman sitting next to him, Gov. Tim Kaine.
King: Who’s ‘Tearing Down America?’ The ACLU
Rep. Peter King attacks the ACLU on Face the Nation, saying that its opposition to military tribunals in Guantánamo is damaging to the country. ACLU executive director Anthony Romero says Obama is being “ill-informed.”
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