On today’s Sunday shows: President Obama’s chief counter-terrorism adviser said, “we’re on the path to al-Qaida’s destruction”; House Speaker John Boehner said he tries to avoid personal attacks on President Obama—and then attacked him; and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman accused Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke of having been "assimilated by the Borg."
Brennan: ‘We’re on the Path to al-Qaida’s Destruction’
President Obama’s chief counter-terrorism adviser, John Brennan, took to the airwaves on Sunday to assure the American people that they are safe from terrorist attacks. “We’re on the path to al-Qaida’s destruction,” he said on CNN’s State of the Union.
Boehner Attacks Obama—and Denies It
House Speaker John Boehner said he tries to avoid personal attacks on President Obama—and then proceeded to attack the president, saying that, “He’s diminishing the presidency by picking fake fights, going after straw men every day.”
Boehner on Earmarks: ‘I’ve Got No Grease’
Asked if he has been a successful leader, Boehner pointed to the elimination of earmarks as a key accomplishment. “It’s made my job a lot more difficult in terms of how to pass important legislation because there’s no grease. I've got no grease.”
Krugman: Bernanke Has Been ‘Assimilated by the Borg’
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman accused Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke of having been "assimilated by the Borg" on ABC's This Week.
Postmaster General Says Congress Must Act
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe warned on Sunday that Postal Service finances are so dire that Congress should act in the next few weeks. “We would love to be in a situation where we had meaningful legislation by the end of May,” he said on C-SPAN’s Newsmakers.
Campaigns Spar Over Controversial Obama Ad
Mitt Romney's campaign fought back on Sunday against a recent ad by the Obama campaign highlighting the president's approval of the mission that killed Osama bin Laden, with Romney adviser Ed Gillespie calling it "divisive."
Clinton, Obama Discuss Moments During bin Laden Killing
Referring to a now-famous photo depicting Obama and his advisers watching the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said: "That's the way I usually look when my husband drags me to an action movie."
Scowcroft Predicts GOP Will Moderate
“I've been called a RINO, a Republican in Name Only,” said former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft, who advised Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush. “I don’t think I've changed at all. I think the party has moved.”
Hilary Rosen Apologizes Again for Ann Romney Comments
Hilary Rosen, who gained instant fame for her assertion that Ann Romney has "actually never worked a day in her life" weeks ago, apologized for her words on Sunday and declined to offer further advice to Mitt Romney on women's issues.
Boehner Irons His Own Shirts
He’s a snappy dresser, infamous as one of the few Republican men who proudly wears pink. So how did House Speaker John Boehner cultivate his look? “I take great pride that I wash and iron my own shirts,” he said.
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