That Was '3 Years' Ago: WH Press Sec. Earnest Refuses To Condemn Harry Reid Comments About Romney Paying Taxes (VIDEO)

Josh Earnest is pressed: President Obama says we must not let ideology get in the way of respect, right?

So, what about Harry Reid's recent comments about Mitt Romney in the CNN interview?

You want to take this opportunity to condemn it?

Earnest: Harry Reid speaks for himself...That was 3 years ago...Next question

Watch--This is today:


WaPo Poll: 50% Disapprove Way Obama Is Handling U.S. Relations With Israel

Only 38% approve

By a nearly 2 to 1 margin, Americans support the notion of striking a deal with Iran that restricts the nation’s nuclear program in exchange for loosening sanctions, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds.

ut the survey — released hours before Tuesday’s negotiating deadline — also finds few Americans are hopeful that such an agreement will be effective. Nearly 6 in 10 say they are not confident that a deal will prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, unchanged from 15 months ago, when the United States, France, Britain, Germany, China and Russia reached an interim agreement with Iran aimed at sealing a long-term deal.

Overall, the poll finds 59 percent support an agreement in which the United States and its negotiating partners lift major economic sanctions in exchange for restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program. Thirty-one percent oppose a deal.

Down to question #4
38% approve of O's handling of Israel, 50% disapprove

Why the 50% disapprove (above) is probably a lot higher:

They only polled 22% of Republicans in this Wapo/ABC News survey

Iran: Nuclear Deal Must Guarantee End of Sanctions

Any agreement limiting Iran's nuclear program must guarantee that all sanctions against that country are lifted, Iran's top nuclear negotiator told reporters Wednesday.

Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi also said Iran insists on being allowed to continue research and development of advanced centrifuges used to enrich uranium — an issue that casts doubt on whether the country's nuclear program is peaceful.

Those two issues appeared to be the remaining sticking points in ongoing talks between Iran and the P5+1 group — the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China — on a deal aimed at ensuring Iran does not try to develop a nuclear weapon.

"It is not possible to have a deal without lifting sanctions, all sanctions must be removed," Araghchi said. "Until we have solutions to all problems we cannot have a comprehensive agreement."

Another Iranian negotiator, Hamid Baeidinejad, said Tuesday that the P5+1 had agreed to lift sanctions on Iran's oil, gas and banking sectors as soon as a deal is implemented, though details had not been worked out.


Obama Commutes Sentences for 22 Convicted of Federal Drug Crimes

(Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 22 drug offenders serving time in federal prison, accelerating the administration’s efforts to reduce penalties for many of those convicted of such crimes.

Obama’s decision, announced on Tuesday, more than doubles the number of commutations he has issued, and is the latest sign that the White House is taking aim at a drug war the president has characterized as counterproductive.

After all we know by now that selling drugs is really a victimless crime. It’s not like illegal drug use hurts society or costs the taxpayers any money. Like, say, childhood obesity does.

Many of those freed by the commutations, including eight inmates who received life sentences, would have already served their time under today’s drug laws and sentencing policies, according to White House counsel Neil Eggleston

via sweetness-light


Howard Dean: U.S. Should Walk Away from Iran Negotiations

Dean agrees with Scarborough

In a move that stunned the hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, liberal former Vermont governor Howard Dean agreed that the U.S. should now walk away from the nuclear negotiation table with Iran.

Talks in Lausanne, Switzerland over the Islamic theocracy’s nuclear program extended past Tuesday night’s deadline, with negotiators stuck on what to do with the uranium already enriched and the time it would take for Iran to convert an approved nuclear energy program into one capable of producing weapons. While these details remain unresolved, Iranian negotiators are still demanding an immediate end to international sanctions on their country


Tom Cotton: Obama Extending Deadline 'Sends a Signal of Weakness to the Iranians'

"O negotiating from a position of weakness"..."We are on the verge of a very bad deal"

Sen. Tom Cotton was on Fox News' The Kelly File. He believes we should walk away from the negotiating table now and resume sanctions against Iran immediately


Lou Dobbs Nails it (VIDEO)

Quote of the day:

Lou Dobbs points out that previous investigations into Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the IRS and Secret Service went absolutely nowhere. He asks, why should we expect Hillary #ServerGate to be any different?

A very good question.

Dobbs says Trey Gowdy is a good prosecutor, but he's working uphill.  Recent scandals end up being a distant memory with time and he wouldn't be surprised (me either) if this one goes nowhere also.

"The investigation into Hillary will go on, Gowdy and his colleagues will make a good faith effort. But to actually bring Hillary Clinton to account in the email scandal or Benghazi, there's every reason to doubt"

Excellent commentary by Lou Dobbs on Fox Business tonight


Caught on Video: Out of Control Cop Goes Ballistic on Uber Driver in NYC

Out-of-control cop might be an understatement...

A video allegedly showing a plainclothes officer trying to humiliate an immigrant Uber driver about speaking English has prompted the New York Police Department to conduct an investigation, the New York Daily News reported on Tuesday.

In the video, the officer who pulled over the Uber driver allegedly hurled insults at him, including about the way he spoke.

"Stop it with your mouth!" the man could be heard shouting at the driver. "Stop it with your 'For what, sir? For what, sir?' Stop it with that bullsh*t and realize the three vehicle traffic law violations you committed! Okay?! Do you understand me?! I don't know what f***ing planet you think you're on right now!"

The passengers who recorded the incident commiserated with the driver and could be heard telling the driver it wasn't his fault and talking about how out of control the officer was being. According to the conversation, the incident was sparked by the driver honking at the officer who was attempting to park along the street but didn't have a blinker on.

Here is the raw video that does contain some language
The cab driver is just berated here for no reason


WATCH-- Defender of Indiana Religious Freedom Law Gets Mic Cut on MSNBC (VIDEO)

Ryan Anderson, who is an editor at the Heritage Foundation goes head-to-head with Sgt. Schultz over the Indiana Religious Freedom law and whether or not it opens the door to discrimination against gays.

At the end of this testy exchange on The Ed Show, Schultz cuts his mic


Flashback Video- Democrat Pat Leahy Blasts Bush Adm For Missing Emails: "It's Like The Famous 18 Minute Gap in the Nixon WH Tapes"

"We will subpoena them if necessary"

This is in 2007

Pat Leahy is angry: "YOU CAN'T ERASE EMAILS"...."That's like saying the dog ate my homework"


Elizabeth Warren: ‘I’m Not Running’ for President, Give Hillary a Chance

Warren: I've got this really great job already (as a senator)

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Sen. Elizabeth Warren  is deferring to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic primary, stressing to the Today show this morning that she’s not throwing her name into the ring.

“No. I’m not running and I’m not going to run,” Warren said. “I’m in Washington. I’ve got this really great job and a chance to try and make a difference on things that really matter. Pressed on 2016 again, she repeated, “I’m not running. I’m not running.”

Warren said she never even entertained the idea of running. “Look, what I’m working on are the issues the people of Massachusetts sent me to work on.” On whether Clinton is the right candidate for a liberal platform?

“Well, I think we need to give her a chance to decide if she’s going to run and to declare and to lay out what she wants to run on. I think that’s her opportunity to do that,” Warren said.