"As one of the three slobbers on the set, let me say I find it interesting that only the ruling class wants a president who is smart, articulate or oratorical in delivering funeral oration," Charles Krauthammer said on FOX News.
Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA) talks about a ban against large-capacity clips on weapons. A similar ban passed the House on several types of assault weapons in the 1990s, which contributed to Democrats losing many seats in the sweeping 1994 midterm election. Harman has an F-minus rating from the NRA.
"We love soldiers, we don't love veterans," Jesse Jackson said in his opening salvo. "We are the most violent purveyor," Jesse Jackson said of the United States.
"I challenge Chris Matthews, I'll put $100,000 on the table, to find any example where Sarah Palin has promoted the murder of anybody," radio host Mark Levin said on his nationally syndicated show. (view more at American Spectator) Levin says he will sue if any
Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) has been an outspoken critic of the use of so-called violent or vitriol
FOX News: Amid calls for less partisanship, one U.S. Senator wants congressional members to come together through the seating arrangement for the State of the Union Address later this month. Traditionally, Democrats and Republicans sit
GOP leaders oppose his gun control plan. Rep. Peter King (R-NY) responds.
CBS' Mark Knoller asks why there was a "pep rally" tone at the memorial last night. It was about "celebrating the lives" that were impacted, Gibbs said.
"I praise your ... your persistence but, if you continue it, I think, you know, it's going to be just like what happened, unfortunately, to an Arizona Congressman. You're going to have an upheaval here that I don't want to see happen," Amsterdam Common Council Alderman William Wills told a recycling company owner.
Herman Cain announced his intention to run for president yesterday. Today, he appears on ABC's "Top Line" to discuss his candidacy. "I'm running to win, not for a consolation prize," Cain tells ABC's Rick Klein. Cain is a radio talk show host, businessman and the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza.
"Gun control is too simple a phrase to define all the complications and nuances of it, frankly. In Arizona they have a wide open system. I would be nervous about going into a bar or restaurant in Arizona on a Saturday night where people can carry concealed without permits," Tom Brokaw said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." (via
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL): "The only way that I could describe the feeling that we had, that I had, was other than the birth of my kids, this was the most incredible feeling."
Rep. Peter King (R-NY) on what the reaction from the media would be if the shooter were a Muslim: "It would be terrible if Americans tried to even look at Islam as being responsible for this. It would have been a total defense of Islam." (source Laura Ingraham show, 1/13)
White House press secretary reflects on President Obama's speech at the Arizona shooting memorial. Gibbs compares the speech to Obama's 2004 speech at the Democratic National Convention. "He spent a great deal of time going through his thoughts on this and spent a lot of time working on what he wanted to say, including making edits even after
NBC's Chuck Todd, referring to President Obama speaking about Rep. Giffords opening her eyes: "Hearing it again, I got chills. I can't imagine how folks inside that arena felt."
"I don't think anybody really believes that Governor Palin was trying to make someone get hurt or bring violence on. And I think she just should have said that and left it at that," Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) told ABC News.
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says civil discourse "will certainly play a role in this year's State of the Union."
"This is part of the playbook of Rahm Emanuel where they say any crisis should be used to their advantage to further their agenda," Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told FOX Business.
"It's safe to say there was a collective sigh of brown relief when the Tucson killer turned out to be a gringo," NPR correspondent Daisy Hernandez said in a report on Wednesday's "All Things Considered." "In short, the only reason the nation is taking a few days to reflect on the animosity in politics today is precisely that the shooter was not
NBC: Accompanied by his lawyer, a defiant former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay reiterated Wednesday that he was sentenced to three years in prison for political reasons and that he had done nothing wrong. "I was tried in the most liberal county in the state of Texas, and indeed in the United States," DeLay told the TODAY Show's Matt Lauer
Ed Schultz: "Instead of showing any leadership or taking any responsibility for her ugly rhetoric or talking about the real victims, Palin used this opportunity this time to play the victim."
Brit Hume discusses the removal of the n-word from "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and the outrage over Sarah Palin's use of the term "blood libel."
Richard Wolffe says President Obama's speech at the Tucson shooting memorial service was "transformational both for this president as an individual and for the nation and for Tucson."
The "Morning Joe" crew discusses if President Obama has turned into a moderate faster than Bill Clinton did. Some claim it only two Obama two weeks after the midterm election, where as it took Clinton nearly six months.
Charles Krauthammer on Illinois' decision to increase taxes.