On today’s Sunday shows, the Obama campaign says it will not apologize for Vice President Joe Biden’s controversial remarks this week; Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani continued his attacks on Biden, calling him “a joke”; and Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley of Maryland explains why he never wants to play pickup basketball with Mitt Romney.
Obama Camp: No Apology for Biden Comments
An Obama campaign official said that the campaign would not apologize for Vice President Joe Biden’s “back in chains” comment, despite a call in a Boston Globe editorial to do so.
Giuliani Refuses to Back Down on Biden Criticism
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani refused to back down on his scathing criticism of Biden’s “back in chains” remark, calling it a “blatant appeal to racism” that he regards as “disgusting” and something that appears to be “vicious pandering.”
O’Malley: Don’t Play Basketball With Romney
Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley of Maryland hit Mitt Romney on his campaign’s attack strategy. “Governor Romney’s the sort of guy ... that you’d never want to play pickup basketball with,” he said. “He’s always fouling and he’s always crying foul.”
Fehrnstrom: Romney’s Taxes ‘Not an Issue’
Senior Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom said “taxes are not an issue”—Romney’s taxes, that is. Fehrnstrom said Romney has no obligation to release more federal income tax information.
Ted Cruz on Presidential Race: GOP Wins on Economy, Loses on Personality
Ted Cruz, the GOP candidate for Senate in Texas, said the Republican Party needs to focus on economic issues in order to win the presidential race. “If it’s a battle of personalities, Republicans will lose,” he said.
Obama Camp Points to Palin to Defend Biden
To defend Biden, some Republicans are reaching back to the nomination of Sarah Palin in 2008, noting that some who challenge Biden’s credentials supported Palin back then.
Santorum Attacks Biden’s Comments
Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum added his name to the growing number of Republicans attacking Biden, saying, "I saw the vice president play the race card in Virginia."
McDonnell, O’Malley Spar Over Medicare
Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia and Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley of Maryland sparred over the future of Medicare, an issue that has dominated the last week of the presidential race.
Gibbs Defends Obama’s Medicare Policy
Obama senior campaign adviser Robert Gibbs defended the president's plan for Medicare, taking on host Chris Wallace over the $716 billion in cuts to the program that Republicans allege are contained in President Obama's health care overhaul.
Fareed Zakaria Reinstated at CNN, Time
Fareed Zakaria, a Time magazine editor-at-large and host of a well-known Sunday talk show on CNN, has been reinstated at both news organizations following a leave of absence this month in connection with a plagiarism incident.
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