Clinton Hits Back at N. Korea

By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 26, 2009 11:36 AM CDT
Clinton Hits Back at N. Korea
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs speaks to reporters, Monday, July 20, 2009, during his daily press briefing in the White House Pressroom at the White House in Washington.   (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

Hillary Clinton minced no words on North Korea today, telling Meet the Press Pyongyang’s days of “acting out” are over, Politico reports. The secretary of State, whom the North called “a primary school girl” because of tough comments she made, said the North’s pursuit of nuclear weapons won’t be rewarded, and praised China for being “extremely positive and productive” in dealing with North Korea.

Health care was topic A on the Sunday talk shows:

  • Nancy Pelosi told State of the Union that the health care bill is a “stimulus package” and that Congress shouldn’t worry about doing another purely economic stimulus package.
  • Republican Sen. Jon Kyl told Fox News Sunday that while he wishes Sarah Palin would have completed her term as Alaska governor, her departure would allow her to “get out of the limelight.”
  • Gibbs and Kyl also agreed that Congress breaking for the August recess before passing a health care bill is a good thing. “It is hard to get Democrats together to agree on a bill, let alone Republicans,” Kyl said.
  • On Fox News Sunday, Robert Gibbs said, “I don’t think the president has come down on one side or another” on whether the arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr. was a matter of racial profiling.
(More Robert Gibbs stories.)

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