Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) appeared on the Monday night edition of FOX News' "Hannity." Rep. Ryan goes through several charts that project our debt, shows spending in FY 2010 and what he will propose in the budget for the next fiscal year. Rep. Ryan made it clear he is not interested in shutting down the government, however he says he will not
ED SCHULTZ, MSNBC: "And why should we get more money out of rich people? Because the country needs it."
"Every state has different demographics, every state has different problems. It's good to allow them to work out their own problems rather than a one-size-fits-all federal government stupid, dumbass program," Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said at Utah State University.
"My prediction is at the end of the day, the Republicans will blink because two-thirds of the public doesn't want us to walk away from education, from health care, from the things that make this country go," Rep. Robert Andrews (D-NJ) told MSNBC. "Our side will win the argument," Rep. Andrews told MSNBC's Cenk Uygur.
"I'm going to get so killed for saying this ... I'm going to get killed for saying this. I don't understand. It seems -- I'm going to get so killed for this. I don't understand. I hate to say this, but the concept of telling people that they cannot come together to negotiate, with a government -- it just kind of seems un-American to me," Joe Scarbo
"There's nobody in there with any panache, excitement, pizzazz, charisma, anything like charisma, anything like it," MSNBC's Chris Matthews said on Monday evening's edition of "Hardball." "There's nobody on that list that is going to knock the socks off of this president," Matthews added.
"It is now time for them to come home. If they choose not too: Let me be clear, this is not a threat, this is not a strategy, this is not a negotiation, the bottom line is if they do not come home there are dire consequences," Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) said in a speech on Monday.
"You can be sure that he has been incredibly active in dealing with this -- as have all the principle members of the national security team," White House press secretary Jay Carney said of President Obama's involvement with the crisis in Libya. Carney says that the administration is "keeping all options on the table" and would not rule out "mili
"As the Recovery Act funds that saw through many states over the last two years are phasing out and it is undeniable that the Recovery Act helped every single state represented in this room manage your budgets, whether you admit it or not," President Obama told Governors on Monday morning.
"If the house republicans had matched their words with deeds, we would be on a path to get the debt under control," Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) told NBC's Andrea Mitchell. Conrad also said that "we're going to have to reform entitlements."
"If it came down to it and it was between that and not getting the budget headed in the right direction, that’s an option I think Republicans have to consider," Former Gov. and potential 2012 candidate Tim Pawlenty (R-Minn.) said when asked if he would support a government shutdown. (source: ThinkProgress on February 26, 2011)
"I think that is something the Democrats and Republicans should be able to agree on," President Obama said of his statement on the wealthy. Obama says "the concept of shared sacrifice should prevail."
Speaker John Boehner: “The goal here again is to cut spending and keep the government open. I met with a lot of religious leaders earlier today to talk about the strategy and I think it’s important that we understand that what we want to do here is win the war not just win a battle and there will be an opportunity sometime in order to win the b
"We do need to work together and people need to make these compromises," Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) said about public employees in an union.
Karl Rove: "Those are the biggest issues that we're dealing with domestically right now in front of the Congress, and they're going to dominate a bunch of the year if not the entire 2011-2012 election cycle, and the president is way upside down on those numbers."
State Sen. Jim Holperin (D-Wis.): "I've been recalled once before and survived the recall election, so it's not a new process to me. No one likes to have an extra election. It's something that I'm willing to do so long as workers' rights aren't being eliminated. I'm not in favor of that and I'm willing to stand for recall and accept the judgment of
"I don't think it does anybody any good when public employees are denigrated or vilified or their rights are infringed upon," President Obama said.
ABC News' Christiane Amanpour speaks with Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi in an exclusive interview. "My people love me. They would die for me," Gaddafi told ABC News.
Politico's Mike Allen says Republicans are telling him that President Obama "doesn't look nearly as beatable as he does (sic) just a couple months ago."
"In the Senate, everything's on the table," Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) said this morning on CNN's American Morning. "Not only me, but my colleagues, we're ready to sit down and hammer it out so we can keep the country funded and tackle the other issues we have."
"We must do whatever is necessary to maintain our credibility in the international markets and I don't think that anybody is going to fail to do that. So, the debt ceiling is always a problem. It's something we've got to work through while we get things under control. We know that the debt is a big problem and we want to reduce the debt, get rid of
"As we move forward on these fronts, we will continue to explore all possible options for action. As we have said, nothing is off the table so long as the Libyan government continues to threaten and kill Libyans. Ultimately, the people of Libya themselves will be the ones to chart their own destiny and shape their own new government," Secretary of