On today’s Sunday shows: Republicans attacked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid over his allegations that Mitt Romney has paid no taxes in the last decade; Texas Senate candidate Ted Cruz says the tea party wave will grow this year; and Bill Keller of The New York Times says a Wikileaks hoax using his byline was both silly and annoying.
Republicans Attack Reid Over Tax Allegations
Republicans attacked Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, accusing him of lying about how much Mitt Romney has paid in taxes. But the offensive did little to change the conversation, as the issue of Romney’s tax disclosures continued to take center stage.
Cruz: Tea Party Wave Will Grow in 2012
Ted Cruz, the Texas tea party favorite who last week became the latest conservative candidate to win an upset in a U.S. Senate primary, argued that the wave that propelled tea party hopefuls in 2010 will only grow bigger until career members of both parties cut government spending.
NYT’s Keller Says Wikileaks Hoax was ‘Silly’ and ‘Annoying’
Former New York Times executive editor Bill Keller showed little outrage over the fake op-ed in defense of Wikileaks that was published under his name on a phony New York Times-esque website, saying that while it was annoying it also offered him a learning opportunity.
Graham Says Reid is ‘Lying’ About Romney’s Taxes
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham called Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid a liar for comments Reid has made about Romney's taxes.
Priebus Calls Reid a ‘Dirty Liar’
Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus echoed the new Republican attack on Reid, accusing him of being a "dirty liar."
Rollins: Romney Should Release More Tax Returns
Ed Rollins, a GOP strategist and the manager of President Ronald Reagan’s 1984 campaign, said Romney should release the last five years of his tax returns, in order to quell questions about his personal finances.
Gibbs Offers Romney Nickels to Copy Tax Returns
The Obama campaign won't ask Reid to discontinue his accusations about Romney's taxes, but it continues to call for Romney to increase his disclosures.
Axelrod Won’t Support Reid’s Claim About Romney’s Taxes
David Axelrod, a senior adviser to the Obama campaign, reiterated calls for Romney to release more tax returns but declined to support Reid’s assertion that Romney didn't pay taxes at the last 10 years.
Romney: No More Federal Stimulus
Romney said he does not believe the Federal Reserve should engage in further rounds of stimulus, arguing that it is unlikely to improve the economy.
O’Connor Not Surprised at Roberts’s Decision
Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor said she wasn't surprised at Chief Justice John Roberts’s decision to uphold the federal health care law.
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Meet the Press Preempted
Meet the Press did not air on Sunday due to NBC’s coverage of the Olympics.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this report contained a headline that mischaracterized Sen. Lindsey Graham's comments. He said it was Majority Leader Harry Reid who "lying."