Sports and politics collided on Hotsheet Live on Friday as CBS News political director John Dickerson was joined by Politico's Jonathan Martin, PBS NewsHour's Christina Bellantoni and Scott Conroy of CBS News and RealClearPolitics to preview Saturday's Nevada caucuses.
"Gingrich is like Tim Tebow," Conroy told the roundtable, referring to the Denver Broncos quarterback famous for making last minute comebacks.
"He just does all this crazy stuff that you don't think it's ever going to work, and somehow he ends up winning these games late in the fourth quarter," Conroy said.Continue »
Hundreds of Occupy D.C. protesters stood in solidarity at Washington's McPherson Square Monday as U.S. Park Police began enforcement of its no-camping regulation.
The National Park Service released a statement Friday announcing that the U.S. Park Police would begin enforcement "on or about noon," stating that "[a]ny temporary structure used for camping will be subject to seizure."
When police arrived and were met by the hundreds of protesters and more than 100 media and spectators, however, they declined to take immediate action.
As a symbol of their message, occupiers placed a blue tarp over the statue of General McPherson emblazoned with the words "Tent of Dreams." They chanted, "Banks got bailed out, we got sold out."Continue »
CBS News' Christine Delargy was joined Friday on Hotsheet Live by CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller, National Journal editor Matt Cooper and Loop21.com's Keli Goff to recap President Obama's State of the Union address and Thursday's Republican debate.
Knoller said Mr. Obama used Tuesday's State of the Union address to lay out, not only his presidential policy agenda, but also his political agenda - a strategy designed specifically to help him win re-election.
Cooper said he was surprised by Mitt Romney's aggressiveness in Thursday's debate, which he credited to from the former governor's "anger boiling"-- stemming from Monday's debate in Tampa.Continue »
In a speech at the University of Michigan Friday, President Obama called on Congress, universities and states to take action to curb the never-ending rise of higher education costs.
The speech marked the launch of Mr. Obama's "Race to the Top" campaign for college affordability, which offers states additional federal support if they successfully lessen the debt load for college graduates.
"An economy built to last demands that we keep doing everything we can to bring down the cost of college," Mr. Obama said. "There is no greater predictor of individual success than a good education."
Mr. Obama challenged Congress to stop increases in student loan interest rates, extend tuition tax credits and double the number of available work study jobs in the next five years.Continue »
Backers of Mitch Daniels are hoping to use his high-profile response to President Obama's State of the Union address to spur interest in their campaign to draft the Indiana governor to make a late bid for the presidency.
Matt McKillip and Kate Havard are spearheading the "Run Mitch Run" campaign, which officially began Saturday after it became clear that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich had won the South Carolina primary. The online petition has gathered more than 14,000 signatures as of noon Wednesday.
McKillip and Havard, a pair of twenty-somethings who ran the Students for Daniels movement in early 2011, said they revitalized their efforts convince the governor to run. After months of speculation he might enter the race, Daniels announced in May that he would not run.
"Mitch Daniels is the perfect foil to President Obama," McKillip said, "if we don't get Mitch on the ticket, we're probably going to lose the election, which has serious implications on our future."Continue »
Mitt Romney's presidential campaign released a new ad Monday, slamming Newt Gingrich on his alleged multi-million dollar payout from Freddie Mac, casting a shadow over the run up to next Tuesday's primary in the Sunshine State.
"While Florida families lost everything in the housing crisis, Newt Gingrich cashed in," a narrator says in ad, which charges that the former House speaker was paid more than $1.6 million in a contract with the housing lender. Up to this point, the pro-Romney super PAC Restore Our Future has taken the lead attacking Gingrich, but this ad was sponsored directly by the Romney campaign.
The Romney campaign has called on Gingrich to release details of a contract between his company, The Center for Health Transformation, and Freddie Mac. Gingrich said Monday on ABC's Good Morning America that he was "very comfortable" with the records being released and defended the work he did for Freddie Mac.
"I did no lobbying - period," Gingrich said. "[Romney] keeps using the word 'lobbyist,' because I'm sure his consultants tell him it scores well [with the public]. It's not true. He knows it's not true. He deliberately is saying things he knows are false."Continue »
CBS Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer paid a visit to "Hotsheet Live" on Friday to break down the key moments from Thursday night's Republican debate on the heels of the South Carolina primary.
Schieffer said there was "no question" Newt Gingrich won the debate, spinning a negative interview with his ex-wife into an attack on the media, which was resoundingly applauded by the debate audience.
"Gingrich stepped up there and turns it totally to his advantage," Schieffer said of accusations made by the former speaker's ex-wife that he wanted an "open marriage."
Schieffer said South Carolina's primary is "anyone's game."Continue »
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