"If Hillary gave him [Obama] one of her balls, they'd both have two," Democratic strategist James Carville told the Christian Science Monitor at a breakfast on Thursday morning.
James Carville says he views the joke he made at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast as "mild." "If Hillary gave him [Obama] one of her balls, they'd both have two," Democratic strategist James Carville told the Chr
Instead of fully extending the Bush tax cuts, outgoing Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) says Congress should spend $100 billion on "needy parents who need the money in order to pay the mortgage, pay the rent, pay their car payments, their credit card payments." Grayson says the rich, if the tax cuts were extended, could buy a Mercedes or 20,000 bott
Pataki Challenges Assertion Terrorist's Civilian Trial Was A "Success" Former Gov. George Pataki (R-NY) argues with GWU law professor Jonathan Turley about the civilian trial of convicted terrorist Ahmed Ghailani. Pataki, who was governor of New York on September 11, 2001, is fully against civilian trials for suspected terrorists. "You don't
Rep. Clyburn (D-SC) on criticism of staying "with the same team": "I certainly understand that. A lot of criticism may be ordered. It should be received by all of us."
"It is our generation's rendezvous with destiny," Newt Gingrich said after he laid out his suggestions to fix the economy. Gingrich was in San Diego Thursday to address the GOP governors' conference.
Gov.-elect John Kasich (R-OH): "You can not raise taxes on dividends, you can't raise taxes on capital gains or raise taxes on anybody because you're going to hurt the economy."
"Harry Reid has this primed up and ready to go in the Senate. Speaker Pelosi, we're working, I've got a whip list here that we're working on today. It's going incredibly well. There are a lot of votes to get this part of a comprehensive immigration reform," Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) said on MSNBC. "We can not waste this opportunity," he said.
ABC News: “People are always saying, ‘should it be spending or social issues?’ How about both?” Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) said to ABC News. “How about, let's deny all feder
Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) says Republicans blocked measures he believed would grow employment caused voters to blame Democrats and vote for the GOP in the midterm. On the subject of making Nancy Pelosi the face of the Democrats in Congress, Rep. Frank says the "average person" doesn't care who the leader of the party is.
"I look at myself every morning, Mr. Bonner, and I have never blamed staff, my family, or anyone for my irresponsible behavior as it relates to a violation of the House rules," Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) said to the House Ethics Committee that is judging his fate.
Outgoing Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-Michigan) makes the case that President Obama helped rebuild GM. Granholm says the taxpayers will eventually be paid back in full, however not after the first initial public offering (IPO). "That's so crazy," Granholm said, laughing off the idea that Obama would want to control the auto industry. "They simpl
"Mr. Rangel can blame no one other than himself for the position he finds himself in…he should only look in the mirror for who to blame," Rep. Jo Bonner (R-Alabama) said. (via Three Fingers of Politics)
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) says giving suspected terrorists a civilian trial is something of a "liberal" point of view.
"I must state upfront that I don't know the facts in this case," Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia) said in his opening statement.
Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis: "It's going to take awhile, but it looks a lot better than it did last year. Last year in October the unemployment rate was 10.1 percent. For the last few months it's been 9.6 percent. That isn't good enough, but it tells you that we are on the move, we're on the right path here."
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) says the Senate should not vote on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and the DREAM Act in the lame duck session. "I think we need to keep our focus on the tax cuts that are expiring," Murkowski said.
Dr. Charles Krauthammer says this verdict demonstrates that we should never put suspected terrorists on trial and treat them like ordinary Americans who have constitutional rights.
MSNBC: George Soros told progressive donors at the Democracy Alliance that if President Barack Obama can’t draw the line after losing the midterms they need to “start looking somewhere else.” The Huffington Post’s Sam Stein discusses what Soros was suggesting.
Bill O'Reilly analyzes potential Republican presidential candidates.
"It's embarrassing, it's really embarrassing," Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) said on Morning Joe today.
MSNBC: Rachel Maddow talks with Josh Rogin, writer for Foreign Policy's The Cable column, about the sudden Republican obstruction of the New START treaty with Russia to reduce nuclear arsenals, undermining not just America's safety but also America's global standing.
Kristi Noem chosen by peers for seat on House Republican leadership team.