First they can't get a straight answer out of him and he calls the reporter from CNN a "jackass"
He decided to call a CNN reporter Ted Barrett a "jackass" to his face because Weiner felt that he "interrupted" him. The reporter wasn't even speaking when Weiner called him a jackass.Then he feels remorse (or his re-election) slipping away and he apologizes. But now he can't say with "certitude" whether the photo of the crotch is him or not.
Rep. Anthony Weiner said Wednesday that he “can’t say with certitude” whether a lewd picture posted on Twitter over the weekend was not him, a comment likely to add fuel to the controversy surrounding the New York Democrat. “My system was hacked,” said Weiner in an interview with NBC’s Luke Russert. “Pictures can be manipulated. Pictures can be dropped in and inserted."
(AUDIO) Then we have some in the media wanting to give him a total pass on this.
(AUDIO) Chris Matthews has a stroke right on the air, actually defended Breitbart against Salon Editor Joan Walsh who continues to tow the liberal lying line that Brietbart deceptively edited the Shirley Sherrod video. That is totally false by the way.........
New York City is close to ending a homeless program, that, after some research, they find may have caused people to leave their homes so they could take advantage of the program. How nice. And they say that unemployment doesn't encourage more unemployment. Really.
The program, called Advantage,started in 2007 and offers subsidies for up to two years to help people in shelters afford their own apartments, provided they work or take part in job training. But several months ago, the administration warned that if the state followed through with its plan to stop its financial support, the city could not afford to maintain the program and would cut off aid even to those already participating.He inherited the auto bailout too, but that's all good and he'll take all the credit for that. In what is being hailed as "political courage" the White House is singing the praises of President Obama for spending $60 billion to bail out the
After those warnings, the number of applicants to enter shelters dropped by 17 percent, evidence, the city said, that the program might have enticed some people to leave their homes for the promise of the subsidy.
Bloom noted that of the $80 billion that both the Bush and Obama administrations injected into the automakers, about $40 billion has been repaid. Bloom did not dispute figures from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimating that more than $14 billion will not be repaid. Bloom refused to say when the government might recoup the rest of its debts from the automakers, saying only that the administration is looking to do so as early as is practical. Bloom said that there is “no joy” in someday announcing that the federal government took a loss from investing in U.S. automakers. But, Bloom said, “as we record what was lost, we need to also record what was saved.” “So while we are obviously extremely conscious of our obligation to get every penny we can for the taxpayer, we're also not going to apologize for the fact that there are literally hundreds and hundreds of thousands of Americans who are working today because of what happened,” Bloom said.