"Thank you for the tireless work, you guys organized the single largest midterm election effort in the history of our party," President Obama says in a recorded message to supporters. "I know I can count on you. You guys know how to turn yes we can into yes we did," he added.
SEAN HANNITY, HOST: "Did they touch your body parts?" GLORIA ALLRED: "Yeah, they did and it was a first time anybody touched them in a long time and frankly, I liked it." Allred is an attorney who was recently in the news for representing Meg Whitman's former housekeeper.
"The fundamental problem we have in this country is the rich have all the money and they're not spending it," outgoing Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) said.
Rep. David Dreier (R-CA): "We have said all along that we want to make sure that provisions there that are in fact beneficial in ensuring that people have access, without a huge expansion of government, we don’t want to repeal." (source: NPR)
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) talks about a closed door meeting the Democratic caucus held where Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) reportedly trashed President Obama.
"I guarantee you that if we can speed up this recovery from 25 miles per hour to 55 miles per hour and we keep going in the private sector as we have been going, we will have the wind at our backs two years from now," Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) told CSPAN. "These people knew that they would pay a price," Clyburn adde
Rep. Mike Pence at the Federalist Society Convention in Washington, D.C.: "Our nation finds itself too often of late in the position of a dog whose duty is not to ask why, because the why is too elevated for its nature. Just simply obey. But, America is not a dog. It does not require a 'because I said so' jurisprudence, to which is then commanded t
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) calls for an extension of unemployment benefits.
Etheridge gained notoriety after being filmed assaulting a young man in Washington, D.C.
President Bush and Jay Leno mock the new TSA screening policy.
Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Joe Miller (Alaska) is challenging the results of the race in court. Note: FOX News host Neil Cavuto says Lisa Murkowski canceled an appearance on his show.
Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey slams Eric Holder for holding a civilian court trial for Ahmed Ghailani, a terror suspect who has been detained at Guantanamo Bay. Mukasey responds to the accusation made by the Obama Justice Department that the "previous administration" mistreated Ghailani.
"Joe Miller was -- was clearly appealing to that more conservative element. But, in our state, we have got -- we have got over 54 percent of the electorate that chooses not to align themselves with any party at all, not Republican, not Democrat, not Green, not anything," Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) told PBS.
MSNBC: Former White House chief of staff Erskine Bowles and former Republican Senator Alan Simpson, co-chairmen of the deficit reduction commission, share their takes on cutting the national budget, as well as the possibility that their plan will make its way to Congress.
"Here's the deal - the president and I - there was never any serious talk ever that anyone ever heard about me not being on the ticket with him or her not staying at State," Biden told CNN's Larry King in an interview Thursday.
Former President Bush pokes fun of himself on the "Tonight Show."
Karl Rove says Sarah Palin needs to grow thicker skin if she wants to be President. (via Right Scoop)
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.): Extend cuts because it's irresponsible to raise taxes on anyone during a recession
MSNBC: Keith Olbermann and Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi talks about the GOP leadership’s plans to kill or weaken the Office of Congressional Ethics.
Former press secretary under President Bush, Ari Fleischer, says Democrats may challenge President Obama in the 2012 presidential primary.
MSNBC has suspended anchor Joe Scarborough for two days without pay due to eight contributions he made to political candidates between 2004 and 2008, according to MSNBC president Phil Griffin. Earlier this month, liberal host Keith Olbermann was suspended for two days for making contributions to three Democrats in the 2010 election cycle.
MSNBC: Since his election, the landscape has changed for President Barack Obama. Billionaire Democratic donor George Soros even says it might be time for progressives to “look elsewhere.” The Huffington Post’s Roy Sekoff discusses.
Whether we like it or not, the federal government has obligations and we have obligations on our part," Grover Norquist tells Politico.