NBC: Open Lautenberg Seat a 'Political Hot Potato' for Christie, Sugge

June 4th, 2013 12:16 PM
Following the death of New Jersey Democratic Senator Frank Lautenberg on Monday, Tuesday's NBC Today immediately began speculating on his replacement and the potential fallout for Chris Christie, with co-host Matt Lauer announcing it to be a "dilemma" and "political hot potato" for the Republican governor. The headline on screen read: "Lautenberg Seat Poses Political Problem." [Watch the video…

How the Late Sen. Lautenberg Made Fortune Off of a Complex Tax Code

June 3rd, 2013 4:52 PM
Ira Stoll of FutureofCapitalism.com has a great piece over at TIME magazine's website which makes an interesting observation about the late U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), who died from complications from viral pneumonia this morning. In his 30 years prior to first entering the Senate, Lautenberg made a fortune with a company that is now called Automatic Data Processing, Inc. or ADP.…

Chuck Todd Eulogizes Frank Lautenberg: A Liberal Before Being Liberal

June 3rd, 2013 3:17 PM
Apparently being a liberal is cool nowadays, at least in Chuck Todd's view. On Monday NBC's chief White House correspondent and host of MSNBC's The Daily Rundown eulogized longtime Democratic New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg as a groundbreaker who advanced liberal ideas like gun control long before it was "cool" to be for them.

Maddow Asks: Why Are Senate Democrats 'Fleeing Like Rats From a Sinkin

April 25th, 2013 3:20 PM
Yesterday, Sen. Max Baucus announced that he is retiring in 2014, making the six-term Montana Democrat the sixth senator of his party to step down two years from now instead of running for re-election. That statistic alarmed Rachel Maddow, the liberal host of a weeknight program on MSNBC, who asked anxiously on Tuesday: “Tell us if something is wrong there. What is the secret about this place…

In 2011, Lautenberg Said Pro-Life Protesters 'Don’t Deserve the Free

February 14th, 2013 10:47 PM
New Jersey Democratic Senator Frank Lautenberg, 89, announced today that he will retire in two years at the end of his term. President Obama predictably praised him as a "steadfast champion of the people of New Jersey." Well, not all of the people of New Jersey. In March 2011, Lautenberg spoke at a pro-Planned Parenthood rally in Englewood. In a statement the establishment press steadfastly…

Establishment Press Virtually Ignores Lautenberg's 'These People Don't

March 28th, 2011 1:39 PM
On Friday, Steven Ertelt at Life News, with video backup provided by prolife protesters who were on hand, relayed something New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg said at a pro-Planned Parenthood rally in Englewood, New Jersey in response to the protesters: They want other people not to be able to have their own opinions. These people (referring to the pro-life advocates) don’t deserve the…

CNN Leans Towards Gun Control and Its Supporters

January 12th, 2011 7:10 PM
CNN indicated its sympathy for gun control on Tuesday with two segments on The Situation Room where sound bites from gun control supporters outnumbered gun rights supporters by a three-to-one margin. During the first report, correspondent Dana Bash stated that Senator Patrick Leahy "supports gun rights," even though the Democrat actually has the opposite record on the issue. The previous…

Age Card: Lautenberg Not Laughing Now

May 22nd, 2008 10:58 PM
In a political season in which Barack Obama has delighted in playing the age card—see "lost his bearings," "wander around," and multiple mentions of McCain's "half-century of service," Democrats are now demonstrating that they're even willing to use an opponent's superannuation on each other.There I was in my upstate NY home this evening, innocently watching the Yankee game, when this ad by Dem…