On today’s Sunday shows: Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling went on offense against Mitt Romney, criticizing his statements and defending President Obama’s record. Also, Obama went on Spanish-language television to make a commitment on immigration reform, the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan said early withdrawal would “set the stage for another 9/11” and the speculation over Romney’s running mate continued.
Geithner, Sperling Go On Offense
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling, the Obama administration’s two top economic officials, went on the offensive against Mitt Romney and the Republicans on Sunday.
Obama Promises Immigration Reform in Second Term
President Obama promised in an interview with Spanish-language television on Sunday that he would pursue immigration reform in the first year of his second term—if he wins reelection.
U.S. Ambassador: Early Afghanistan Withdrawal Would ‘Set the Stage for Another 9/11’
U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker said that Sunday's attacks on Western embassies in Afghanistan are evidence that the U.S. should continue its mission there and not withdraw early.
Gillespie: Not Running Search for Romney’s Running Mate
Veteran Republican strategist Ed Gillespie, who recently joined Mitt Romney’s campaign as a senior advisor, shot down reports that he will run Romney’s search for a running mate.
Huckabee: No Veep Call Yet – and Doubts It’s Coming
Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor who ran unsuccessfully for the GOP presidential nomination in 2008, said he is not likely to wind up as a Republican running mate this year.
Sperling Attacks GOP Over Jobs
Gene Sperling, President Obama’s chief economic advisor, criticized Republicans on Sunday for blocking key portions of the administration’s jobs proposal last fall, saying that unemployment would be lower if it had passed.
Bachmann ‘Very Seriously Looking Into’ Romney Endorsement
Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann stopped just short of endorsing Mitt Romney on Sunday, saying she was “very seriously looking into an endorsement.”
RNC’s Priebus: Buffett Rule is a ‘Shiny Object’
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus called the Obama administration's "Buffett rule" proposal “a shiny object” that the president is using to distract the country.
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