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  • Beckel blows a gasket on ‘The Five’ over Obamacare death panels

    11/27/2013 6:29:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | November 27, 2013 | Joe Saunders
    A prominent liberal columnist’s admission that the “death panels” Sarah Palin warned about really are and always have been a part of Obamacare caused a blowup Tuesday on Fox’s “The Five,” when host Eric Bolling said “liberal royalty” owes Palin an apology. Bolling was referring to a statement by Time magazine columnist and passionate Obama fan Mark Halperin, who told Newsmax TV on Monday that health-care rationing was an inseparable part of Obamacare’s takeover of the U.S. health system. Halperin himself didn’t use the term “death panels,” but the point was clear enough from the clip. It wasn’t clear enough...
  • Mark Halperin's Sudden Claim That Obamacare Death Panels Exist Calls Into Question

    11/26/2013 4:22:17 PM PST · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    forbes ^ | november 26, 2013 | rick ungar
    “The Affordable Care Act contains provisions for “death panels,” which decide which critically ill patients receive care and which don’t. It’s built into the plan. It’s not like a guess or like a judgment. That’s going to be part of how costs are controlled.” Really, Mark? That is quite a pronouncement without so much as bothering to provide thinking Americans with a reference to where they can find this deeply upsetting language in the Affordable Care Act. I, for one, would have been most appreciative to be provided with such a citation given that I’ve read the entire law seven times and...
  • Mark Halperin: Obamacare Contains "Death Panels" (The truth is finally getting out)

    11/26/2013 2:25:59 PM PST · by tobyhill · 27 replies
    real clear politics ^ | 11/26/2013 | staff
    The Affordable Care Act contains provisions for "death panels," which decide which critically-ill patients receive care and which won't, according to Mark Halperin, senior political analyst for Time magazine. "It's built into the plan.
  • Two Time Magazines In One! [Death Panel Admission---Sarah Palin Vindicated]

    11/26/2013 11:36:27 AM PST · by thouworm · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Nov 25, 2015 | Ed Driscoll
    What a difference a couple of months make: As has been explained here, here, here, here, here and here, the new health care law contains no death panels. The Independent Payment Advisory Board, a government panel that may determine some Medicare payments rates, is expressly banned from rationing care. End-of-life counseling, a provision in an early version of a health reform bill that would pay doctors to talk to Medicare patients about living wills, was stripped from the final version. — “Sarah Palin Won’t Let ‘Death Panels’ Die,” Time magazine, September 10, 2013.Flash-forward to today — and flash-forward to the eight...
  • Halperin: Team Obama jumps the binder

    10/18/2012 7:42:11 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 33 replies
    HotAir ^ | 10/18/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    In my column today at The Fiscal Times, I gave Mark Halperin of Time Magazine a lot of credit for being one of the very few journalists that spoke out about Barack Obama’s lack of a second-term agenda or much substance at all after the debate on Tuesday night. We’ll get back to the column in a moment, but first Halperin extends his analysis today after a 36-hour cycle of Bindergate. Halperin can’t believe that we’re less than three weeks out from the election, and all that seems to concern the Leader of the Free World and his brain trust...
  • More on Akin (Went AWOL)

    08/21/2012 7:46:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 69 replies
    Time ^ | August 21, 2012 | Mark Halperin
    HALPERIN: “The national Republicans are feeling a little frustrated. not only do they not have any persuasive arguments that have worked so far but they’re having trouble finding him or reaching him. They’re not in dialogue with him as they might be with a normal party nominee.
  • Time's Mark Halperin: Ryan Protesters In Iowa Were Democrats 'On Duty'

    08/13/2012 7:29:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/13/12 | Noel Shepphard
    Presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan was heckled Monday by protesters at a campaign event in Iowa. Time senior political analyst Mark Halperin told MSNBC's Chris Matthews these were Democrats "on duty" (video follows with transcript and commentary, photo courtesy Des Moines Register): CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: Anyway, Paul Ryan was met by a loud group of protesters today who joined his supporters at the same state fair event in Iowa. They booed and yelled throughout his ten minutes, but he handled it pretty well. Let's watch. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) PAUL RYAN: My guess is - [Interrupted by protesters] -...
  • Back Stab: Sarah Palin As Portrayed By Her Disloyal Staff

    03/10/2012 9:40:07 PM PST · by Steelfish · 52 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 10, 2012 | JOHN PODHORETZ
    Back Stab Sarah Palin As Portrayed By Her Disloyal Staff. MAR 19, 2012, VOL. 17, NO. 26 • BY JOHN PODHORETZ Nicolle Wallace was the onetime consultant to CBS News and media aide to George W. Bush who was assigned to work with Sarah Palin after the Alaska governor was chosen as John McCain’s running mate. It was Wallace who assured the McCain campaign that her dear friend Katie Couric, a committed liberal with a history of interviewing Republicans and conservatives in a quietly nasty way, was the right journalist to conduct a major early interview with the extremely conservative...
  • Moment Of Truth… Just Who Is Behind Those Palin Rumors? Palin 4 America

    Well, it is both but it started with Team Romney. They started the attacks as early as the convention. It wasn’t until later on that Team Rove saw it as an avenue to also clear the path for Jeb. Team Romney? or is it Team Rove/Bush? With the primary season in full swing and the HBO movie coming out, we have gotten a very clear view of how each candidate conducts their campaigns. There is only ONE candidate who has a clear MO of nasty, dishonest attacks and rumors using a tactic that overwhelms their opponents to not just have...
  • Obama Campaign On Newt: 'The Higher A Monkey Climbs On The Pole The More You Can See His Butt'

    12/13/2011 10:13:51 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 81 replies
    BI ^ | 12-13-11 | Zeke Miller
    President Barack Obama's campaign doesn't seem too troubled by Newt Gingrich's ascendancy to the top of the Republican primary polls. Time's Mark Halperin reports that at a briefing for reporters today in Washington, Obama adviser David Axelrod said of Gingrich: "The higher a monkey climbs on the pole the more you can see his butt.
  • TIME visionary Mark Halperin sees racism in Palin remarks about "blank" check

    09/12/2011 3:33:44 PM PDT · by toma29 · 17 replies
    Useful Info Nation ^ | 9/12/2011 | Thomas Bryan
    He is so sure Sarah Palin is a racist that he "corrects" her quotes to show what she really was thinking when she said it. Via TIME: Palin: AJA Not a Plan "At All" On Fri. Fox appearance, Alaskan says Obama “very bold” to ask for “another black check” and bipartisan characterization of bill was "disingenuous." Funny thing is Halperin can't even copy and paste from the story originally run in The Hill, which states: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin strongly condemned President Obama's jobs plan Friday afternoon, saying that the president "plays us all for fools." "I thought the...
  • Holder Launches Witch Hunt Against Biased Banks

    07/09/2011 7:11:24 AM PDT · by TimSkalaBim · 69 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 7/8/2011 | Paul Sperry
    In what could be a repeat of the easy-lending cycle that led to the housing crisis, the Justice Department has asked several banks to relax their mortgage underwriting standards and approve loans for minorities with poor credit as part of a new crackdown on alleged discrimination, according to court documents reviewed by IBD. [snip] Another Reno protege, Perez has compared bankers to Klansmen. Only difference is, he said, bankers discriminate "with a smile" and "fine print." He said this kind of racism, though more subtle, is "every bit as destructive as the cross burned in a neighborhood." Perez has put...
  • White House: Analyst comment 'inappropriate' (but true)

    07/01/2011 4:26:19 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 20 replies
    ap ^ | 6/30/2011 | ap
    The White House says an off-color remark about President Barack Obama by MSNBC analyst Mark Halperin was inappropriate. Halperin said during an appearance Thursday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that he thought Obama "was a dick yesterday." The Time magazine editor at large was talking about Obama's performance at a White House news conference on Wednesday. White House spokesman Jay Carney said the comment was an inappropriate thing to say about any president.
  • Obama Mocked Special Olympics Kids & Kanye West, Yet The WH Calls Halperin's Words Inappropriate

    06/30/2011 7:07:29 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 18 replies
    6/30/2011 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Obama is apparently thin skinned, given the response from the White House that MSNBC's Mark Halperin's words concerning Obama were "inappropriate" yet he can call Kanye West a jackass, and make fun of Special Olympics kids carte blanche. Otoh, there seems to be something in the water at MSNBC: first Ed [Sergeant] Schultz gets suspended for popping off at the mouth (par for the course for him) and now Halperin is suspended, and both in almost rapid fire succession. Who's next at MSNBC? What was missed in all of the hubbub is that Halperin correctly pointed out that Obama has...
  • Rush: MSNBC’s Response Would Have Been Different If Halperin Had Defamed Bush

    06/30/2011 6:45:12 PM PDT · by Justaham · 32 replies
    Breaitbart,tv ^ | 6-30-11
    Now let me ask you a question, "If Mark Halperin had said this about G.W. Bush, would they (MSNBC) falling all over themselves to apologize?
  • MSNBC Hosts Called Bush Fascist, Murderous and War Criminal, Never Faced Suspensions

    On MSNBC you can call a sitting president a "murderous" "fascist" even muse about putting the President on trial for war crimes, so long as that president is a Republican. But if you dare call a Democratic president a "d–ck," as MSNBC analyst Mark Halperin did this morning it's grounds for indefinite suspension. The following is a collection of quotes from MSNBC employees past (Keith Olbermann) and present (Chris Matthews, Ron Reagan Jr.) who had some particularly distasteful things to say about a then sitting President George W. Bush:
  • DFU SONG: Mark Halperin sings "YMCA"

    06/30/2011 1:48:53 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 1 replies · 1+ views
    scroll down and find "YMCA" about halfway down the pageHalperin, you created a mess Yes, Mark Halperin, we are really impressed No display of an Obama love fest You had called it as you saw it Halperin, you stood out from your crowd Yes, Mark Halperin, finally said it out loud We know, Halperin, all the viewers were wowed You had called it as you saw it Barack Obama’s a D-#-#-K You went and called him a D-#-#-K Everyone, everywhere, we all know it is true How refreshing on MSNBC it came from you D-#-#-K You went and called...
  • White House called MSNBC to complain about remark

    06/30/2011 11:44:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 117 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/30/11 | Sam Youngman
    White House press secretary Jay Carney said that he called officials at MSNBC to convey to the cable station the administration's anger toward a remark made by an analyst Thursday morning. Washington was abuzz Thursday after longtime Washington journalist Mark Halperin used a profane term to describe President Obama's tone during Wednesday's press conference.
  • Suspended? Really? (Mark Halperin)

    06/30/2011 10:46:03 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    Hugh Hewitt.com ^ | June 30, 2011 | Hugh Hewitt
    Mark Halperin is a star of the Beltway-Manhattan media elite, a lefty and transparently so. But he is also a terrific though deeply biased political reporter and his slip into street-talk on air today needed and got an apology, but a suspension? I have been in broadcast studios, both television and radio, for two decades and the pejorative Halperin used is as common as it is low on the scale of insults towards political figures. So what is MSNBC saying with this absurd display of "standards?" That none of its hosts talk this way, or that they don't talk this...
  • Mark Halperin suspended over Obama remark on Morning Joe (video)

    06/30/2011 8:30:49 AM PDT · by mmanager · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/30/11 | Politico
    MSNBC senior political analyst Mark Halperin was suspended on Thursday by the cable network after he called President Obama “a dick” on a popular morning show and then quickly apologized. “I thought he was a dick yesterday,” Halperin, who also is an editor-at large for Time, said on Morning Joe, referring to the President’s conduct during his press conference. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/58098.html#ixzz1QlyB21p0
  • Mark Halperin Suspended From MSNBC After Slamming President Barack Obama on Air (Called Ø a d**k)

    06/30/2011 8:14:39 AM PDT · by Yossarian · 60 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 6/30/11 | Lindsay Powers
    Time magazine's Mark Halperin has been suspended as an MSNBC analyst after he called President Barack OBama a "dick" on Morning Joe Thursday morning. "Mark Halperin's comments this morning were completely inappropriate and unacceptable. We apologize to the President, The White House and all of our viewers. We strive for a high level of discourse and comments like these have no place on our air. Therefore, Mark will be suspended indefinitely from his role as an analyst," said the network in a statement. Said Halperin in a statement: "I completely agree with everything in MSNBC’s statement about my remark. I...
  • Morning Joe Hearts Huntsman

    05/23/2011 8:32:55 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 84 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "He's a Morning Joe candidate." That could be the kiss of death among Republican primary voters, but Mark Halperin meant it as a compliment. Today's Morning Joe panel was unanimous in its praise for Huntsman's performance in New Hampshire over the weekend. More from Mark Halperin: "As impressive as any couple I've seen . . . I was pretty blown away by how effective he was . . . more [comfortable in his skin] than Barack Obama and George Bush, and they for me in my career have been the gold standard . . . One of the liberal trackers...
  • Say What? Liberals & The Bonehead Things They Say

    02/09/2011 2:25:42 PM PST · by Starman417 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-09-11 | Gary Kukis
    Liberals:President Obama: “To the people of Egypt, particularly the young people of Egypt, I want to be clear: We hear your voices.” President Obama from less than a year ago about much larger demonstrations all over America: "So I've been a little amused over the last couple of days where people have been having these rallies about taxes. You would think they would be saying thank you." and "Those of you who are watching certain news channels on which I'm not very popular, and you see folks waving tea bags around...” President Obama at the Prayer Breakfast: “Now, sometimes...
  • Time's Halperin Raves: Obama HasLevel of 'Sophistication and Skill' That Not One Republican Can

    02/03/2011 8:31:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 2/3/11 | Geoffrey Dickens
    It's rare when Chris Matthews is outdone in his praise of Barack Obama but Time's Mark Halperin, on Thursday's Hardball, managed to top the MSNBC host as he delivered a rave review of Barack Obama's performance at the National Prayer Breakfast. After playing a clip of the speech, Matthews merely offered a "That's pretty good" but the Game Change co-author did him one better, going as far to warn any GOP candidate considering a presidential run in 2012 to study the address because it had "a level of sophistication and skill that not one Republican on the field right now...
  • (Time) Mark Halperin: Conservatives should turn the other cheek when scapegoated for murder

    01/11/2011 8:06:24 AM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/11/2011 | Mary Katherine Ham
    During a discussion on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Tuesday, the panel conceded that conservatives and Tea Party activists were unfairly scapegoated in the wake of Jared Lee Loughner’s shooting spree in Tucson, Ariz., which killed six and left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords fighting for her life after a gunshot wound to the head. Mark Halperin of Time just thinks conservatives shouldn’t bother defending themselves, so as to avoid further political escalation. “Obviously, the initial reaction was so offensive to conservatives it has united everybody from Rush Limbaugh to David Brooks this morning, who wrote a very, very compelling piece that the scapegoating...
  • 'Politically Engaged Elites' Agree With Governor Palin: Obama in Over His Head

    10/11/2010 1:29:47 PM PDT · by DB9 · 16 replies
    C4P ^ | October 11, 2010 | Doug Brady
    It only took two years for our self-anointed betters in the media and political elite to conclude the obvious, but better late than never I suppose. Via Mark Halperin: "With the exception of core Obama Administration loyalists, most politically engaged elites have reached the same conclusions: the White House is in over its head, isolated, insular, arrogant and clueless about how to get along with or persuade members of Congress, the media, the business community or working-class voters. This view is held by Fox News pundits, executives and anchors at the major old-media outlets, reporters who cover the White House,...
  • Halperin: Why Obama Is Losing the Political War

    10/11/2010 11:56:15 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | 10/11/10 | Mark Halperin
    Barack Obama is being politically crushed in a vise. From above, by elite opinion about his competence. From below, by mass anger and anxiety over unemployment. And it is too late for him to do anything about this predicament until after November's elections. With the exception of core Obama Administration loyalists, most politically engaged elites have reached the same conclusions: the White House is in over its head, isolated, insular, arrogant and clueless about how to get along with or persuade members of Congress, the media, the business community or working-class voters. This view is held by Fox News pundits,...
  • Attn. Media and Politicians: It's All About Palin

    09/20/2010 8:24:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | September 20, 2010 | Mark Halperin
    FROM: Mark Halperin TO: Coastal Elites, the Media and Establishment Politicians of Both Parties RE: Sarah Heath Palin Don't underestimate Sarah Palin. Yes, she is hyper-polarizing: she sends her fans into rapture and drives her detractors stark raving mad. But she can dominate the news cycle with a single tweet and generate three days of coverage with a single speech (as she did this past Friday in Iowa). Her name recognition is universal. You are right to complain that she is not offering specific policy proposals and that her inaccessibility to media outlets other than the one that pays her...
  • Mark Halperin Says GOP Could Gain as Many as 60 Seats in Midterm “Tidal Wave” – Video

    09/01/2010 10:01:05 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 1, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Time’s Mark Halperin talking to MSNBC’s Chris Matthews about his prediction that the GOP could pick up as many as “60 seats” in this Fall’s Midterm Elections. Halperin said: “It’s not a foregone conclusion, but the Democrats are running out of time and options to keep, what is a tidal wave right now, from washing over them.”
  • Time's Mark Halperin: 9/11 Families Need to Be Led Through a Discussion About the Ground Zero

    08/23/2010 2:35:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 8/23/10 | Matt Hadro
    Time magazine's Mark Halperin engaged in the ultimate condescension Monday morning, arguing that families of 9/11 victims need to be guided by others into the Ground Zero mosque debate."For the families of the victims of 9/11, whatever emotions they want to have, I respect and I honor. But somebody needs to lead them through a discussion," Time's senior political analyst lectured on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." He mentioned a meeting that reportedly took place between the mosque's planners and the 9/11 families, which he insisted "needs to happen."
  • Obama's Islamic-Center Stance: Why the GOP Shouldn't Run Against It (BS! The GOP should and will!)

    08/16/2010 3:49:50 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 152 replies
    Time ^ | 8/16/2010 | Mark Halperin
    Dear Republican Party: Your moment is now. This weekend, President Obama defended the right of Muslims to build a community center and mosque two short blocks from Ground Zero, despite cries of insensitivity from some New Yorkers and accusations of mischief from some pundits. This finally gives you an opportunity to add a powerful national-security cudgel to the message of economic woe you have been pushing as the midterm election approaches. The political potency of the issue is obvious. Polls overwhelmingly show the President has put himself on the wrong side of public opinion. Opposition to the new facility arouses...
  • “Time’s” Mark Halperin Pleads with GOP Not to Use Obama’s Support of Ground Zero Mosque Against Dems

    08/16/2010 12:44:57 PM PDT · by Justaham · 72 replies
    Time Magazine’s Mark Halperin is pleading with Republicans not to use President Obama’s endorsement of the Ground Zero Mosque against Democrats in the Midterm Elections: Time: . . . . Yes, Republicans, you can take advantage of this heated circumstance, backed by the families of the 9/11 victims, in their most emotional return to the public stage since 2001. But please don’t do it. There are a handful of good reasons to oppose allowing the Islamic center to be built so close to Ground Zero, particularly the family opposition and the availability of other, less raw locations. But what is...
  • Obama's Islamic-Center Stance: Why the GOP Shouldn't Run Against It (barf)

    08/16/2010 5:13:20 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 16 replies
    al-Times ^ | August 16, 2010 | Mark Halperin
    This weekend, President Obama defended the right of Muslims to build a community center and mosque two short blocks from Ground Zero, despite cries of insensitivity from some New Yorkers and accusations of mischief from some pundits. This finally gives you an opportunity to add a powerful national-security cudgel to the message of economic woe you have been pushing as the midterm election approaches. Read more: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,2010923,00.html#ixzz0wmHSXIjd
  • Bill O’Reilly: “Obama Goes Street”, About Matt Drudge’s Headline Report

    06/10/2010 5:04:30 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies · 539+ views
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | June 10, 2010 | annem040359
    Does not Bill O’Reilly KNOW that Matt Drudge puts his finger on the pulse of the USA? In this interview of Mark Halperin by Mr. O’Reilly last night about the issue of race, President Barak Obama and the horrible Gulf of Mexico BP/Deepwater Horizon rig explosion, sinking, and oil spill with the issue of race. This interview was based on a headline report by Matt Drudge at Drudgereport yesterday and with the theme, “Obama Goes Street”. From the interview, Mr. Halperin, and the interview by Mr. O’Reilly, had thought the Mr. Drudge was playing on the race issue in light...
  • Taking On Obama in '12 — Tougher Than You Think (Say what???)

    04/05/2010 1:11:15 PM PDT · by Justaham · 42 replies · 1,198+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | 4-5-10 | Mark Halperin
    Here are the facts of Election 2012, as it stands now: Two major Republican candidates are engaged in the serious travel, staff hiring, contact building and general planning that are required to make a credible run for President. That pair is Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who ran in 2008 and is — and will be for the foreseeable future — the party's front runner, and Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, who was considered for the 2008 veep slot by John McCain. Romney has the stronger hand but some real problems. He retains almost all the strengths he brought to...
  • Mark Halperin: "Thin-Skinned" Obama Increasingly Says "the Press is Against Me" - Video 1/25/10

    01/26/2010 2:22:30 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 24 replies · 987+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 26, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Mark Halperin on The Charlie Rose Show yesterday where he actually said that a "thin-skinned" President Barack Obama "increasingly says that "the Press is against me."" I kid you not! Halperin told Rose that Obama is the first modern President to get to the Oval Office never to have really experienced the scrutiny of the media. Rose asked him why that was so, and Halperin would not say the obvious - that the media determined to support and assist in the election of Barack Obama. Instead, he said Obama had "not been in public life very...
  • Bam's flaws come home to roost: Obama's 2008 campaign weaknesses foreshadowed a tough first year

    01/24/2010 2:38:35 AM PST · by maggief · 35 replies · 1,310+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | January 24, 2010 | Mark Halperin
    In early January 2007, Barack Obama dropped by the Chicago office of his chief strategist David Axelrod for a chat. Clad in jeans and his White Sox cap, Obama was fresh off a family vacation where he had tramped along Waikiki Beach, grappling with some final doubts about making the race for President. Obama acknowledged to Axelrod that, unlike so many politicians of the modern era - thorny amalgams of hubris, egocentricity and glaring need - he didn't require the presidency to achieve self-worth.
  • Time’s Mark Halperin: Dem Loss in Mass. = Win For ObamaCare (Bizarre Twist of Logic)

    01/18/2010 7:22:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies · 1,128+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 01/18/2010 | Kyle Drennen
    In a bizarre twist of logic, on Monday’s Morning Joe program on MSNBC, Time magazine’s Mark Halperin argued that if Democrat Martha Coakley lost the race for the Massachusetts Senate, it would improve chances of health care reform passing: “I actually think they may get health care more easily than if they win.” While Halperin acknowledged that losing the Senate seat that once belonged to the late Ted Kennedy would be a “disaster” for Democrats, he explained the supposed upside: “...if she wins, if they hold the seat, they’re still going to have to come up with a deal and...
  • Halperin Explains "Silver Lining" for Obama to a Possible Democrat Loss in MA Senate Race - Video

    01/17/2010 3:58:06 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 18 replies · 1,054+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 17, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Mark Halperin today on Meet the Press explaining the "silver lining" to a possible loss by Democrats of the Massachusetts Senate Race on Tuesday. Halperin said the significance of this race "cannot be overstated," and that the White House feels it "may be slipping away." He says the "silver lining" is that Obama can then go to the House of Representatives and tell them they must pass the Senate Health Care Bill. That way, they would not have to re-vote in the Senate. Halperin said the White House actually prefers the Senate Bill anyway. . ....
  • Sean Hannity Interviews "Game Change" Authors John Heilemann & Mark Halperin - 01/11/10

    01/13/2010 11:09:05 AM PST · by STARWISE · 5 replies · 475+ views
    FNC/You Tube ^ | 1-11-10 | Halperin/Heilemann
    Sean Hannity interviews "Game Change" authors, Halperin and Heilemann.Videos Part 1 Part 2
  • Game over: The Clintons stand alone

    01/11/2010 4:24:04 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 68 replies · 3,004+ views
    Game over: The Clintons stand alone By: Ben Smith January 11, 2010 06:05 PM EST A new book is out with a highly critical but unsourced portrait of Hillary Clinton. This familiar occurrence — it’s happened too many times to count over the years — has usually been greeted with an equally familiar response: A fast and furious counterattack from the Clinton inner circle. What’s notable about the highly publicized release of “Game Change,” however, is the virtual silence from the Clinton camp. The lack of public outrage seems to mark the sputtering end of what was once known as...
  • The ABC's of Media Bias (Communist Moles Run the MSM)

    10/19/2009 7:15:18 PM PDT · by DaveTesla · 29 replies · 2,088+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | Thursday, October 14, 2004 | Lowell Ponte
    The ABC's of Media Bias By: Lowell Ponte FrontPageMagazine.com | Thursday, October 14, 2004 IS THE ESTABLISHMENT MEDIA BIASED against conservatives? Dan Rather remains in the anchor chair at the CBS Evening News despite his involvement in recent news stories based on dishonest reporting, fabricated documents and even Internet gossip falsely alleging that President George W. Bush secretly intends to begin the military conscription of students. These stories were obviously designed to damage Mr. Bush in the final weeks before a national election. And now ABC News has left in place its Political Director Mark Halperin. ABC has done this...
  • NY Libs Vulgar, Sexist and Racist in Coulter-Maher Debate

    03/10/2009 11:25:01 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 101 replies · 7,216+ views
    Human Events ^ | March 10, 2008 | S. E. Cupp
    In an event billed as a “distinguished speaker series” event, Ann Coulter faced off against Bill Maher last night at Radio City Music Hall in New York. In front of 6,000 hissing New York City liberals -- alternately absorbing and answering vulgar, sexist and racist insults from “comedian” Bill Maher -- Coulter battled back against audience shriekers, an unfunny Maher and “moderator” Mark Halperin of Time Magazine in a “debate” that would have been more accurately billed as a cage match and shown on Pay-per-View tv. The tone was set at the very start. The audience was asked whether they...
  • Mistake That Is Fake

    06/24/2008 10:48:22 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 7 replies · 337+ views
    Campus Report ^ | Cliff Kincaid
    Mistake That is Fake by: Cliff Kincaid, June 24, 2008 If Barack Obama wanted to dispel doubts about his national security credentials, he hasn’t done so with the announcement of a new “Senior Working Group on National Security” that includes Dr. Tony Lake, a former national security adviser to Bill Clinton. Lake became a laughingstock for expressing doubts as to whether Alger Hiss, the founder of the United Nations and a top State Department official, was a communist spy. Lake’s doubts led to a controversy that caused him to withdraw his nomination as Clinton’s CIA director. Interestingly, Lake had expressed...
  • 'Disgusting' Bias for Obama, Time Writer Admits

    11/23/2008 3:56:05 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 83 replies · 2,645+ views
    Newsmax ^ | November 23, 2008 | Newsmax
    The mainstream media's support for Barack Obama's presidential campaign was so biased that even major insiders are now admitting they were shocked by its depth and depravity. Last week, Time magazine's Mark Halperin called the media's performance during the campaign simply "disgusting." Halperin told a panel of media analysts at the Politico/USC conference on the 2008 election, "It's the most disgusting failure of people in our business since the Iraq war." He added, "It was extreme bias, extreme pro-Obama coverage."
  • Electoral Math: For McCain, the Numbers Aren't Adding Up

    11/03/2008 5:25:21 AM PST · by conservativeinbflo. · 52 replies · 2,214+ views
    Yahoo!/Time ^ | November 3, 2008 | MARK HALPERIN
    Barring an extraordinary shock, Barack Obama will win more than 270 electoral votes on Tuesday, giving him the White House. Hours before voting starts, John McCain has no clear path to reaching that same goal. In fact, based on interviews with political strategists in both parties, election analysts and advisers to both presidential campaigns - including a detailed look at public and private polling data - an Obama victory with well over 300 electoral votes is a more likely outcome than a McCain victory. Under the Electoral College system, a candidate wins all of a state's electoral votes as long...
  • Final Grades Are In: McCain WON!

    10/16/2008 3:12:41 PM PDT · by Pagan Power · 13 replies · 676+ views
    Pagan Power ^ | October 16, 2008 | Pagan Power
    As he is wont to do, Mark Halperin graded the performances of each candidate in the debate. His conclusion? McCain got an A- while Messiah Obarky got a B. He based his grading based upon four categories: Substance, Style, Offense and Defense. And McCain won in every category. Let's start with Substance because that is what the American people are really looking for in their next leader. ObamaGrading the Final Presidential Debate Though he conveyed a general sense of his agenda, he did so without bothering to fight ardently for his case. Grade: B I noticed that Obama was flat...
  • Willie Brown: "Democrats are in trouble"

    09/07/2008 11:06:36 AM PDT · by Kleebo151 · 70 replies · 363+ views
    The Page-Time Magazine ^ | Sept. 6, 2008 | Mike Halperin
    The longtime San Francisco mayor and Democratic genius sounds the alarm over Gov. Palin in a San Francisco Chronicle op-ed: “Sarah Palin has totally changed the dynamics of this campaign… The Republicans are now on offense and Democrats are on defense. And we don’t do well on defense.”
  • Dead Heat (New CNN Poll)

    08/31/2008 5:51:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies · 158+ views
    time.com ^ | August 31, 2008 | Mark Halperin
    From CNN/Opinion Research Center: Obama 49, McCain 48 Gov. Palin’s approval: 38%, with 21% unfavorable and 41% never heard of her or have no opinion.
  • Two GOP sources say it’s Romney

    08/21/2008 8:39:37 PM PDT · by camerakid400 · 920 replies · 1,634+ views
    Time Magazine-The Page ^ | Aug 21 08 | Mark Halperin
    Two Republicans who know say McCain has settled on Mitt Romney as his running mate. Developing...