“Why does Benghazi go on? No one was ever fired? So, people made tragic errors. No one’s accepting responsibility and no one was fired.” — Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), on CNN’s “State of the Union,” May 19, 2013 Read full article >>
On the May 19 broadcast of CNN's State of the Union, host Candy Crowley said that Obama was late in identifying the attacks in Benghazi as terrorism quite contrary to what she said during the Presidential debates late last year. As Crowley...Show More Summary
Republican Senators Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell and Rob Portman continued Sunday to press the Obama administration on the Internal Revenue Service scandal that's engulfed the White House. On CNN's "State of the Union," Paul told Candy Crowley he heard about a "written policy" that encouraged IRS officials to target "those who are critical of the [...]
From the May 19 edition of CNN's State of the Union: Previously: Fox And Issa Claim There's A Difference Between An "Act Of Terror" And A Terrorist Attack Major Newspapers Whitewash Obama's "Act Of Terror" Assertion
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) went on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday to use the IRS scandal to attack the Obama administraiton, but flubbed a key part of his case: he couldn’t defend the claim that IRS was targeting conservative groups as part of a political strategy to help the White House. Paul, like [...]
On CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday morning, two female Iraq War veterans currently serving their first terms in Congress sharply criticized the military for its failure to address the increasing number of cases of sexual assault within its ranks. Reps. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) — who continue to serve in [...]
Senate majority whip Dick Durbin is trying to frame the upcoming immigration debate in the context of the Boston bombings. They would be prevented if the attacks happened after the bill is adopted, he argued on CNN's State of the Un...
(CNN) - Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, part of the bipartisan Gang of Eight senators pushing immigration reform, said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he agrees with Republican Sen. Marco Rubio that their bill may need some improvement but argued that they need to “stand by the basic agreement” of the legislation. [...]
As NewsBusters has been reporting, many in the media have done their darnedest to avoid connecting the Boston Marathon bombers to radical Islam. On CNN’s State of the Union Sunday, host Candy Crowley actually apologized for doing so (video follows with transcript and commentary): read more
(CNN) - A foolproof system for staving off terrorist attacks couldn't exist in an open democratic society, two lawmakers said Sunday. Speaking on CNN's "State of the Union," Sen. Dan Coats, R-Indiana, and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, agreed that while more robust intelligence-sharing should have taken place in the lead-up to the Boston Marathon bombings, [...]
On CNN’s State of the Union this morning, DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz appeared to mangle the name of one of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing, saying “they were — Tamarind was investigated, and when he was investigated,...Show More Summary
The people of Boston are no longer being terrorized by the Marathon bombers, but amnesty supporters sure are. On CNN’s “State of the Union” last weekend, Sen. Lindsey Graham’s response to the Boston Marathon bombers being worthless immigrants...Show More Summary
Click here to view this media Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Sunday declared that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was at fault for failing to prevent last week's bombing in Boston. In an interview on CNN's State of the Union,...Show More Summary
On Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) joined Candy Crowley on CNN’s State of the Union and described why he thought that Dzokhar Tsarnaev, the alleged Boston bomber taken into custody on Friday night, should be treated as an enemy combatant in the war on terror. Show More Summary
This past Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union program, Senator Rubio complained to Candy Crowley that “everyone’s focused on passing these laws that have proven ineffective and will prove ineffective in the future.” Keep reading this post...
West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin says his compromise bill, worked out with Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, will appeal to gun owners. “We expect the vote this week,” Toomey said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” adding Wednesday is probably the likeliest day. “It’s an open question on whether or not we have the [...]
West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin and Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey tried to sell gun owners on their expanded background check legislation on CNN's State Of The Union this morning. Both said their new law will not impact law abiding citizens and does not infringe on the Second Amendment.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fl.) had some harsh words Sunday for Jay-Z and Beyoncé's recent trip to Cuba. Appearing on CNN's State of the Union, Rubio said, "I think it’s hypocritical of the people who took that trip because they didn't go down there and meet with some of the people that are actually in trouble today" (video follows with transcript and commentary): read more
On Sunday, the two senators at the helm of the push for stronger gun laws appeared together on CNN’s State Of The Union, where they gave an impassioned call for action on gun laws and brushed off the idea that it was a political risk to focus on gun legislation. Sens. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and [...]
Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy had some harsh words for NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre on Sunday, comparing the gun lobby chief to "clowns at the circus." Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" with Candy Crowley, Malloy hit back at LaPierre over his dismissal of Connecticut's strict new gun laws. Show More Summary