STEPHANIE CUTTER- State of the Union
Governor Martin O’Malley & Governor Bob McDonnell- MTP
Gov. Martin O’Malley, President Obama’s go-to surrogate during the summer election season, slammed Republican candidate Mitt Romney Sunday morning on Medicare and taxes during an appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press.
O’Malley, chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, labeled Romney’s choice for vice president, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, as “the leader of the Tea Party Republican Congress” and said the party tickets present a clear choice for the American people.
But OMalley wouldn’t let up, saying voters know Romney has engaged in various “tax avoidance schemes” and has been putting his money in offshore accounts and ‘betting against the future of the United States.”
On Medicare, O’Malley said, “the differences really go to the heart of the country we want to become.” He charged that the Medicare changes called for in Ryan’s proposed budget would force seniors to pay more for coverage under a voucher-based system.
Ed Gillepsie on Medicare trust fund -FOX
Durbin, Giuliani debate “Chains,” taxes & Medicare
August 19, 2012 9:05 AM- Face the Nation
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Rudy Giuliani, R-N.Y., go back-and-forth on some of the headlines that dominated the week on the campaign trail.
Georgia Mayor Kasim Reed, Peggy Noonan, E.J. Dione,Ted Cruz - MTP Roundtable
Senator Dick Durbin- Face the Nation
Romney should “put up or shut up” on taxes, says Durbin
Robert Gibbs with Chris Wallace-FOX