‘60 Minutes’: U.S. Must Raise Taxes by ‘Hundreds of Billions’

November 24th, 2014 4:56 PM
The Obama administration has already wasted nearly $1 trillion of stimulus money that was supposed to go toward “shovel ready” construction projects and create millions of jobs. Now special interest says it needs “hundreds of billions of dollars” more to prevent an infrastructure catastrophe. CBS’s “60 Minutes” claimed in a segment on Nov. 23…

Ronan Farrow, MSNBC's 'Boy Wonder,' 'Sort of Stinks on TV' and Has Poo

March 31st, 2014 8:19 PM
When the “Lean Forward” network hired Ronan Farrow last October to host his own weekday news/interview show, the 20-something son of actress Mia Farrow was hailed as “an original thinker” who could bring his 250,000 Twitter followers to watch him on MSNBC. However, only a month after Ronan Farrow Daily debuted in mid-February, an anonymous source inside the channel…

Obama Official Married to NBC News Senior Political Editor

June 1st, 2013 5:18 PM
Last month, media commentator Richard Grenell broke the story about ABC and CBS News directors having siblings in the White House. On Saturday's Fox News Watch, Grenell revealed that NBC News senior political editor Mark Murray is married to an Obama official (video follows with transcript and commentary):

IBD Editorial Debunks LaHood's 'Flight Delays' Lament About Sequestrat

February 26th, 2013 7:15 AM
Doing the kind of reporting the establishment press would be doing if it were something other than the collection of presidential supplicants it has become, an Investor's Business Daily editorial Monday evening completely refuted outgoing Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's claim that a $600 million "cut" (really "a reduction in projected spending") would hurt the…

Crowley Busts LaHood: Post-Sequester FAA Budget $500 Million More Than

February 24th, 2013 10:34 AM
When the Washington Post's Bob Woodward broke ranks with the Obama-loving media to correctly point out Friday that it was indeed the White House that originally proposed sequestration back in 2011, it was going to be interesting to see how many of his colleagues would follow suit. On Sunday, CNN's Candy Crowley appeared to do so as she pressured Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood…

Departing LaHood Moans That 'America Is One Big Pothole'; Wasn't the S

February 7th, 2013 10:44 AM
A Wednesday report by Keith Laing at the Hill failed to point out a quite obvious contradiction during departing Transportation Secretary LaHood's appearance on NPR's Diane Rehm show. From all appearances, based on the video available at her site, Rehm, once LaHood launched into a predictable rant about how our transportation infrastructure is in serious disrepair, didn't ask --…

NBC's 'Today' Helps Sell Government Gimmick to Show Obama 'Gets It' On

May 26th, 2011 5:52 PM
On Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer invited on Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to tout federally mandated stickers that detail the fuel efficiency of new cars: "Another way to save money is to buy a fuel efficient car and today the federal government is unveiling new fuel economy labels that you soon will be seeing on all new cars." Lauer asked LaHood, "$3.81…

NBC: Republican Efforts to Reduce Deficit Are Endangering Public Safet

April 15th, 2011 11:16 AM
In an interview with Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood on Friday's NBC Today, co-host Meredith Vieira exploited recent instances of air traffic controllers falling asleep on the job to bash Republican efforts to curb government spending: "...the House signed a bill – passed a bill, I'm sorry – that would cut $4 billion from your budget. Are you worried about that?…

Blue Over Green Energy Promises

March 18th, 2011 12:10 PM
The promises of pie-in-the-sky liberal environmentalists that we can convert to "clean" energy sources and stimulate our economy are based on dubious environmental and economic assumptions, fantastic notions about alternative energy, and a disturbing acceptance of the tyrannies inherent in command-control economies. It would be bad enough if President Obama and his Democratic allies…

Time's Grunwald: Florida Gov. Scott Slaughtered Federal 'Gift Horse' o

February 16th, 2011 4:34 PM
"It's one thing to look a gift horse in the mouth. It's quite another thing to slaughter a gift horse and send its disemboweled corpse back to Washington." That's how Time magazine senior correspondent Michael Grunwald characterized Republican Florida Governor Rick Scott's decision to spurn a federal Department of Transportation high-speed rail grant for the Sunshine…

Ray LaHood: Obama's Power-Mad Cell Phone Czar

November 22nd, 2010 12:34 PM
America is in debt past its eyeballs. Unemployment remains stuck near double digits. Small and large businesses, unions and insurers are clamoring for Obamacare waivers in droves. Jihadists are making a mockery of homeland security. And border chaos reigns. So, what's one of the Obama administration's top domestic policy agenda items this month? Combating distracted drivers. What? You…

'Small-Government Conservative' Scarborough Favors Federal Interventio

November 17th, 2010 7:21 PM
The co-hosts of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" pleaded with the Secretary of Transportation Tuesday for federally mandated devices in cars that would scramble cell phone reception, as well as for raising the driving age nationwide to 18. Calling himself a "small-government conservative," Scarborough said that he nevertheless supports a device in cars that would scramble…

Hipster LaHood Tells Us Not to Text

February 27th, 2010 9:31 PM
Spare us the Obama nanny-state PSAs . . . There I was, harmlesly Olympics-watching something called the "men's snowboard parallel giant slalom"—quite a cool event, actually—when we were suddenly subjected to a commercial telling us not to phone or text while driving.  And of all people, it was terminally un-cool Obama Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood inflicting the message and…

Essay: The 'Real' Toyota Hearing Transcript

February 25th, 2010 9:52 AM
Special C-SPIN Coverage of the Toyota Recall Hearings [Satire]House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and InvestigationsFebruary 23 Begin transcript: REP. WALDEN (R-OR.): Secretary LaHood, are Toyotas safe to drive? SEC. LAHOOD: We believe that the Toyotas listed on our Web site are not safe to drive - unlike the sporty, affordable Chevy Cobalt. REP. SUTTON…