NEWT GINGRICH: This particular president, President Obama is the most aloof; I think the most cynical and the most distant of any president in my lifetime. The big problem is that President Obama refuses to behave like an American President, he refuses to deal with the Congress as his equal, which it is in the Constitution. This president pu
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Well, Jim Angle is the one who pointed out that you don't have to buy an iPhone under penalty of the IRS coming after you with a fine. The iPhone isn't imposed on you, the iPhone isn't attached with a penalty or whatever. Look, the president is really defensive here. They know this thing is a huge machine with all kinds of movi
MSNBC’s Mara Schiavocampo tries to sign up for Obamacare using the health care exchange website, however runs into technical difficulties. The MSNBCer also tried to call the helpline twice but was put on hold for over 30 minutes. "If I were signing up for myself, this is where my patience would be exhausted," she said.
On Tuesday's broadcast of NBC's Nightly News, correspondent John Yang reported on how the government shutdown is affecting government employees. Yang interviewed an EPA employee being furloughed who said she will apply for unemployment benefits. "Right now, I'm terrified. I'm terrified to the point where okay, what is going to happen?" the EPA e
HUGH HEWITT: Now I have been watching all day to two things unfold, the Republicans in the House getting ready to try a partial funding of the parks and DC, and that will pass the House. Do you expect that will pass the Senate tonight? Or do you expect Harry Reid to continue the blockade? TED CRUZ: Well, I don’t know. What we’ve seen so far
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: As I've said repeatedly, I am prepared to work with Democrats and Republicans to do the things we need to do, to grow the economy and create jobs and get our fiscal house in order over the long run. Although I should add, this shutdown isn't about deficits or spending or budgets. After all, our deficits are falling at the fa
CHRIS MATTHEWS: I think Ted Cruz is brilliant. I think the president has met his match in this guy. He set this thing up months ago with no budget agreement, therefore no appropriations, therefore the government would be completely exposed this morning, at midnight last night, to go to, to completely shut down. So he knows what he's doing. And it's
REP. PETER KING (R-NY): "This is Ted Cruz’s fault. Ted Cruz led us down this path. This was a disaster from the start, I could have predicted this, and this is what the leadership predicted three weeks ago when they said they would never pursue defunding because it was going to work against us and we’d be blamed. It’s his fault, and he wants
ANDREA MITCHELL: How many more people, how many millions of people do you expect will be enrolled in health insurance? What would you consider a successful marker? KATHLEEN SEBELIUS: The congressional budget office, Andrea, projected 7 million newly insured by the end of the first open enrollment period. We’re kind of shooting for that target.
JIM VANDEHEI, POLITICO: The most important thing to remember in the health care debate is that almost every Republican of consequence right now is a child of the health care revolution. They came to power in 2009 because of health care. It was when health care became a big debate that suddenly the president started to lose independents. That's when
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: What are they afraid of? JOE SCARBOROUGH: They're afraid of what I'm afraid of. That when Obamacare becomes law, it's not like people are going magically get insurance. BRZEZINSKI: I never said that. SCARBOROUGH: What they're afraid of is what we've heard from CEOs who run the biggest corporations. And that is, that after
Rachel Maddow traces the Republican enthusiasm for shutting down the federal government since before they seized the majority in the House in the 2010 election. Senator Charles Schumer joins for further discussion.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Now, like every new law, every new product roll-out, there are going to be some glitches in the sign-up process along the way that we will fix. I've been saying this from the start. For example, we found out that there have been times this morning where the site's been running more slowly than it normally will. The reason is becaus
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Consider that just a couple of weeks ago, Apple rolled out a new mobile operating system, and within days, they found a glitch, so they fixed it. I don't remember anybody suggesting Apple should stop selling iPhones or iPads or threatening to shut down the company if they didn't. That's not how we do things in America. We don't act
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is blaming Republicans for the partial Federal government shutdown taking effect on Tuesday. PELOSI: "I think what the speaker is doing is doubling and tripling down a path that was always intended to take us to shutting down government. They have wiggled this way and that to keep -- they’ve been
Valerie Plame warns the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts that the NSA surveillance program should not just worry terrorists, but all of us.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Finally, I know this shutdown occurs against the background of broader changes. The war in Iraq is over. The war in Afghanistan will end next year. After more than a decade of unprecedented operations, we are moving off a war footing. Yes, our military will be leaner, and as a nation we face difficult budget choices going forward.
O'REILLY: The big problem is that ObamaCare is a mess. No one knows how many doctors will participate. No one knows what the level of care will be. Will it take weeks to see a physician or schedule minor surgery?
An expanded "Special Report" panel including Steve Hayes, A.B. Stoddard, Juan Williams, and Charles Krauthammer discusses the situation on Capitol Hill.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney joins Chris Matthews to discuss the looming government shutdown and what has guided President Barack Obama’s actions on the crisis.