Ahmadinejad Sidesteps Stoning Query
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sat down with Christiane Amanpour on This Week for a candid interview. Amanpour didn’t shy away from asking Ahmadinejad some tough questions, including his view on the case of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the mother of two who was sentenced to death by stoning in Iran earlier this year. But Ahmadinejad certainly shied away from giving a straight answer, turning his answer into a condemnation of the way the United States “manages the world.”
Karl Rove on Christine “Witchy Woman” O’Donnell
Christine O’Donnell was supposed to be the big name on the Sunday talk shows this week, but alas, she canceled, much to the anchors’ chagrin. But her presence was still felt, thanks to Karl Rove, who appeared on Fox News Sunday to weigh in on the recently-unearthed footage of the controversial candidate talking about her witchy past.
Murkowski Defends Write-In Candidacy
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who came under fire from Sen. Jim DeMint after announcing she would pursue a write-in campaign following her primary defeat in the Alaskan senate race, went on State of the Union to defend her decision. “The question is, do I represent the values of the people of the state that I represent?” she said.
Hillary Clinton Weighs in on Israel and Palestine
When it comes to striving for peace in the Middle East, Christiane Amanpour asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, “Who do you think is making the biggest psychological leap,” Israel or Palestine? “I think both are,” Clinton said. “You know, Israel today is under tremendous security pressure and they can look over the horizon and see even more when you've got a country like Iran standing by saying, ‘We want to wipe you from the face of the Earth and annihilate you.’ I mean that does concentrate your mind.”
Clinton: Helping At Home and Abroad
Clinton also appeared on Meet the Press, where he discussed his Global Initiative, saying that in addition to helping end poverty worldwide, this year the foundation would also “try to spend more time on the domestic needs.” See full interview below.
How Obama Got His Groove Back
On Face the Nation, President Bill Clinton defended host Bob Schieffer's assertion that President Barack Obama has lost his groove by saying that Obama was "shocked" and "disoriented" by the intensity of the Republican opposition. Giving the Republicans their fair share of credit for blocking Obama's legislation, Clinton prescribed a means for Obama to regain his mojo: combating the Republicans. "We only get hired when the country's in a mess," he said about the Democrats.
Powell: Attack Obama on Policy, Not Nonsense
Speaking to Meet the Press, former Secretary of State Colin Powell would like to clarify some of the information (or nonsense) coming across the blogs and the airwaves about President Obama: He was born in the U.S., he is a Christian and not a Muslim, and Dinesh D'Souza and Newt Gingrich are espousing plain old-fashioned fallacies. Finally, Powell said that while Sarah Palin and the Tea Party movement are completely justified in making political noise, no one should take their views as an accurate representative of the entire nation.
ESPN Reporter Not Asking For It!
Reliable Sources took on the Ines Sainz imbroglio, specifically the idea floated by some of the media that she was asking to be harassed due to the way she dresses. USA Today sports columnist Christine Brennan defended Sainz, saying that, by granting her a press pass, the NFL was obligated to treat her like a member of the press.