PBS’s Ifill Fails to Ask Geithner About Admission That WH Asked Him

May 23rd, 2014 12:10 PM
On Thursday evening, former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner appeared on the PBS NewsHour to discuss his new memoir. Not only did the taxpayer-subsidized anchor Gwen Ifill gently press Geithner from the left on policy matters, she failed to ask him about one of his most startling admissions – that Obama administration officials wanted him to lie during appearances on the Sunday morning…

Tim Geithner Admits White House Told Him to Lie to Media, Charlie Rose

May 13th, 2014 1:33 PM
Charlie Rose invited on Timothy Geithner for the entire hour on his PBS show to plug his new memoir but never once asked him about the juiciest nugget in the book - that the White House told Geithner to lie to the media. On Monday’s edition of PBS’s Charlie Rose show, the CBS This Morning co-host never got around to asking the former Treasury Secretary about his revelation that…

Bob Woodward: Republicans ‘Using Extortion and Blackmail’ To Defun

September 15th, 2013 4:59 PM
Have you witnessed Republicans “using extortion and blackmail?” The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward apparently has, and claimed on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday that some House GOPers are using such methods to defund ObamaCare (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Left Swoons for Loony ‘Magic Coin’ Plan

January 10th, 2013 10:38 AM
The left must think Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is a magician, since they think funds to evade the debt ceiling can be conjured up in the form of a platinum coin. The left-wing blogosphere has been promoting a loony idea to prevent the GOP from being able to cut spending in debt ceiling negotiations. The idea has gained traction with a Bloomberg News contributor and well-known liberal…

Krauthammer on White House Budget Proposal: 'Robert E. Lee Was Offered

November 29th, 2012 7:15 PM
"It's not just a bad deal. This is really an insulting deal. What Geithner offered, what you showed on the screen, Robert E. Lee was offered easier terms at Appomattox and he lost the Civil War." So said syndicated Charles Krauthammer on Fox News's Special Report about the budget proposal Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner put on the table Thursday to avoid the looming…

Rick Perry: 'Even Timothy Geithner Could Get His Taxes In On Time' Und

January 16th, 2012 10:36 PM
Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry took a shot at President Obama's Treasury Secretary during Monday's debate in South Carolina. Discussing his income tax plan, the Texas governor said, "Even Timothy Geithner could get his taxes in on time with that type of a system” (video follows with transcript):

Gingrich: Media Blaming Business Community for Financial Crisis Should

October 11th, 2011 9:39 PM
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich during Tuesday's Republican presidential debate once again went after one of his favorite targets - the media. In response to a question about the Occupy Wall Street protests, Gingrich said, "Everybody in the media who wants to go after the business community ought to start by going after the politicians who have been at the heart of the sickness…

Former Obama Economic Adviser on Downgrade: We're 'Pretty Darn F--ked

August 6th, 2011 12:01 AM
Christina Romer, the former chair of Obama's Council of Economic Advisers on Friday offered a rather strong opinion concerning the announcement by Standard & Poor's that the credit rating agency downgraded America's debt to AA+. Appearing on HBO's "Real Time," Romer said we're "pretty darn f--ked" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Chris Matthews Nominates Bill Clinton as Treasury Secretary: 'It's a L

July 25th, 2011 7:17 PM
Barack Obama might give Chris Matthews a thrill up his leg, but the bromance MSNBC's "Hardball" host has with former President Bill Clinton knows no bounds. On Monday's program, Matthews finished by nominating Clinton as Secretary of the Treasury, "Because in many ways it’s a life saver" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

The Crucial Question David Gregory and Bob Schieffer Didn't Ask Timoth

July 10th, 2011 11:41 PM
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was the featured guest on both CBS's "Face the Nation" and NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday. For some reason, hosts Bob Schieffer and David Gregory didn't ask the most important question every person in the world currently following the debt ceiling is dying to know the answer to:

Chuck Todd: Limbaugh Couldn't Win GOP Nomination - Doubtful Palin Coul

July 10th, 2011 6:24 PM
David Gregory decided to have a very fair and balanced roundtable discussion at the conclusion of Sunday's "Meet the Press" exclusively with the perilously liberal Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and the equally left-leaning Chuck Todd of NBC News. With the subject being Newsweek's new cover story about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, Todd mysteriously made the…

Reuters Ignores Projected August Debt Payments in 'Exclusive' About Pr

July 7th, 2011 10:21 AM
Reuters on Thursday issued what it called an "exclusive" report about the Treasury department "secretly" weighing options to avert a default if the debt ceiling isn't raised by August 2nd. In the piece, the authors shared with readers the amount of tax revenue Treasury projects it will collect in August as well as projected Social Security payments, but conspicuously…

When It Comes to Oil, Where's the Beef

June 29th, 2011 6:31 PM
It is said that there are no atheists in foxholes. In that context, the recent rise in oil prices seems to have turned the Obama administration into true believers (at least rhetorically) when it comes to the best method to keep gas prices down and the American economy growing. With oil at more than $100 a barrel, the White House announced last week that it was going to increase oil supply by…

Only One Party Can Solve Debt Problem, But It's Running Out of Time

June 3rd, 2011 12:52 PM
Do you think it's conceivable that yet another round of dismal economic news might cause President Obama to finally dig deeply enough in his id to find some hidden humility and consider reversing course? Let's be serious. Why should he do that when it's much easier — and more profitable politically — to just demonize Republicans?