On today's Sunday shows, GOP Rep. Darrell Issa of California defended his investigation into the Fast and Furious scandal; GOP Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said he was against using tax-reform revenue to lessen the deficit; members of both campaigns agreed on something for once; and Rick Perry called Obama's use of executive privilege to protect documents from Issa's investigation "Nixonian."
Issa on Investigation: ‘We’re Not Fishing’
Just days after the House Oversight Committee voted to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, the chairman of that panel defended his pursuit of further information concerning the botched gun sting operation known as Fast and Furious and slammed President Obama for invoking executive privilege to withhold documents from the investigation.
Republicans Slam Obama on Immigration
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and Mitt Romney’s advisers on Sunday slammed Obama’s recent executive order on immigration as a “short-term solution” that “plays with Hispanics."
Rubio Supports Arizona Law, Attacks Obama on Immigration
Sen. Rubio on Sunday criticized Obama’s immigration plan, the Dream Act, as “a short-term fix for a long-term problem” and said the president’s efforts on immigration have politicized the issue.
Rubio: No New Tax Revenue for Deficit Reduction
Sen. Rubio, the Florida Republican who is widely discussed as a potential Romney running mate, said on Sunday that he would not support using new revenue from tax reform to pay down the federal deficit.
Gillespie: Romney Will Review Obama’s Executive Orders, Repeal Some
Mitt Romney will review every executive order that Obama has signed, and potentially repeal some, a top Romney adviser said on Sunday.
Pawlenty Admits Romney Tax Plan Lacks Specifics
Critics and supporters alike are increasingly calling for Romney’s policy specifics, and on Sunday another voice joined the chorus: Former Minnesota Gov. and potential running mate Tim Pawlenty.
Campaigns Agree: Twitter Isn’t Shaping the Race
For all the feuds and Q&As and hash-tag attacks on Twitter, top advisers to Romney and Obama say that social media isn’t by itself shaping this year's election.
Bloomberg: All Bush Era tax Cuts Should Expire
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Sunday criticized the push to end Bush-era tax cuts on the wealthy, saying that the effort amounts to pandering to populist sentiment.
T. Boone Pickens Likely to Back Romney
Billionaire T. Boone Pickens, who has spent millions supporting Republicans in past presidential elections, said he is likely to support Mitt Romney this time around.
Romney Adviser Says Obama Has ‘Played With Hispanics’
A top Romney adviser on Sunday accused Obama of "playing" with Hispanics through his immigration policies.
Perry Calls Obama’s Use of Executive Privilege ‘Nixonian’
Texas Gov. and former GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry accused Obama of engaging in a “Nixonian” cover-up in connection with the botched gun sting operation known as Fast and Furious.