Kasich Would Be Good VP Pick for Hillary, Matthews Again Insists

February 23rd, 2016 8:54 PM
On Tuesday's Hardball, Chris Matthews reiterated his view that Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) would be a good crossing-the-aisle pick to be Hillary's vice presidential running mate. "Hey, I've talked about him being on the ticket with Hillary. So I do like Kasich. I'm not sure how the hell he fits into your party anymore. I wonder if your party has room for a moderate like Kasich anymore. I just…

On NBC’s Today, Former DHS Chief Tom Ridge Blasts Obama

November 18th, 2015 10:32 AM
Appearing on Wednesday’s NBC Today, former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge repeatedly ripped President Obama’s failing foreign policy against ISIS as co-hosts Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer sat back without comment.

Philly Journalist Mullane: Pro-Choice Pa. Gov. Tom Ridge (R) Was Gosne

May 14th, 2013 5:00 PM
Former Gov. Tom Ridge (Pa.), a pro-choice Republican, was the key reason the horrors of Kermit Gosnell's Philadelphia abortion clinic went on undetected for so long, argued reporter J.D. Mullane in an interview with National Review's Kathryn Jean Lopez published Tuesday morning at the magazine's website. Mullane, you may recall, is the Bucks County (Pa.) Courier Times news writer/columnist who…

Matthews Slams 'Chickenhawks' & 'Crazy Neocons' Who 'Want to Go to Wa

January 11th, 2012 8:33 AM
During Tuesday's live coverage of the New Hampshire Primary on MSNBC, at about 6:53 p.m., Chris Matthews asked guest Tom Ridge why it is that "crazy neocons" and Republican "chickenhawks" always want to "go to war with other people's children." As he began the interview, Matthews listed several Republicans who have not served in the military and whose children have not served, and then posed…

AP Philly Abortion Clinic Story Gives Rendell a Pass, Misses Serious E

January 22nd, 2011 11:09 PM
In an Associated Press report by Patrick Walters yesterday afternoon, the following two reasons were offered as to why the Philadelphia abortion "clinic" operated by Dr. Kermit Gosnell, who was arrested and charged earlier this week "with murdering seven babies and one woman who went to him for an abortion," had not been inspected since 1993: Democratic former Governor Ed Rendell, who left…

AP Enjoys Moderates Saying 'Turn Down the Volume -- Especially on Rush

May 25th, 2009 8:04 AM

Wolf Rides to Ridge's Defense

August 19th, 2008 5:30 PM
Wolf Blitzer for one apparently doesn't think Tom Ridge's pro-choice position should disqualify him as John McCain's VP pick.  The former Pennsylvania congressman and governor was a guest on this afternoon's Situation Room, and Blitzer began by playing a clip of Rush Limbaugh urging McCain not to pick a pro-choice running mate, saying it would "obliterate all the progress that he experienced" at…

Matthews Defends 'Thrill Going Up My Leg,' Insists He's Fair

July 26th, 2008 7:24 PM
Appearing on the Monday, July 21, Tonight Show, MSNBC host Chris Matthews defended his declaration from last February that a Barack Obama speech caused him to feel a "thrill going up my leg," and suggested he really is not biased in the presidential race as he contended that "I’m a freaking American" and "who I’m rooting for" is "us." Referring to Obama having "seen on both sides of that San…

Would Pro-Life Republicans Revolt Over Ridge

July 9th, 2008 9:25 PM
If there's one person in the NBC news stable who combines solid analytical skills with a commitment to fairness, it could be political director Chuck Todd.  Evidence thereof comes from no less a certified conservative source than Tom DeLay. Appearing on this evening's Hardball just after Todd had offered his breakdown of the electoral map, DeLay allowed that he "can't dispute" any of Todd's…

Veepstakes: Blankley Blah on Crist, Jindal & Romney

May 21st, 2008 8:26 PM
Charlie Crist, Bobby Jindal and Mitt Romney better hope John McCain isn't banking on Tony Blankley for guidance on his Veep pick. Newt's former press secretary is blah—at best—on all three.Blankley, also the former editorial page editor of the Washington Times and who continues to write a column there, made his remarks on MSNBC's "Race for the White House" this evening as part of a panel…