ANDREA MITCHELL: Joining me now is Wisconsin Republican Congressman Sean Duffy, member of the House Committee on the Budget. Congressman, I'm not ascribing blame any place other than to the entire system here. How do you respond to the mother of Corporal Collins? REP. SEAN DUFFY (R-WI): First off, my heart and prayers go out to the families who
HUGH HEWITT, RADIO TALK SHOW HOST: As temperatures rise, America, attention remains focused in a way that I just have never seen on domestic politics outside of an election season. Joining me now, Jake Tapper, host of CNN’s The Lead every single afternoon, and tonight, hosting a CNN special at 11pm eastern, 8pm on the Pacific, specifically on the
RUSH LIMBAUGH: I watched a little bit more of President Obama. Here’s guy who is trying to make it sound like he’ll negotiate, and yet he’s accusing the Republicans of ransoms and hostage taking and all of this. But it really is egregious. He is continuing to tell these whoppers about the debt limit not leading to more debt and about defau
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I think that the dynamic here is clear. He wins on the shutdown of the government, he loses on the debt ceiling, and he is really afraid of that debt ceiling. He says he won't bend on this. Of course, he'll have to at the 11th hour. He can't afford to be remembered as the first president who defaulted or allowed, you know, a co
PRESIDENT OBAMA: I also told [Speaker Boehner] that having such a conversation, talks, negotiations, shouldn't require hanging the threats of a government shutdown or economic chaos over the heads of the American people. Think about it this way, the American people do not get to demand a ransom for doing their jobs. You don't get a chance to call y
S.E. CUPP: This was the president's attempt to look open and fair minded and negotiable. "I’m here, I’m willing, I’m ready, come to me." But apparently, reportedly he called Speaker Boehner’s office earlier just to tell him I’m in the going to negotiate on this. The president's position on the debt ceiling is the extreme position. The de
ALEXIS SIMENDINGER, REALCLEARPOLITICS: Mr. President, you talked about the political dynamic that leaves House Republicans feeling that they don't want to negotiate with you, they don't want to come together. I wanted to ask you two things about that. Looking back at the 2011 default discussions and the budget drama, is there anything that you wish
HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER: Good afternoon, everyone. As you all know, I had a phone call with the president of the United States this morning. I will say it was a pleasant conversation, although I have to say I was disappointed that the president refuses to negotiate. When it comes to the issue of funding of our government, the House has pas
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Sam Stein. SAM STEIN, HUFFINGTON POST: Thank you, Mr. President. With Speaker Boehner so far unwilling to hold a vote on a clean C.R., what assurances can you give to those affected by the shutdown? Are you concerned about an even longer impasse? And how worried are you personally that your preferred solution to this is a clear
BARACK OBAMA: We are exploring all contingencies. I know Secretary Lew, Secretary of the Treasury, will be appearing before Congress on Thursday. He can address some of the additional details about this. But let me be clear. No option is good in that scenario. There’s no silver bullet. There’s no magic wand that allows us to wish away the chao
PRESIDENT OBAMA: The only thing that our democracy can't afford is a situation where one side says, 'Unless I get my way and only my way, unless I get concessions before we even start having a serious give and take, I will threaten to shut down the government or I will threaten to not pay America's bills.' So, I will not eliminate any topic of conv
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Everybody should say one of the most valuable things we have is America's credit worthiness. This is not something we should even come close to fooling around with. So when I read people saying, no, this wouldn't be a big deal, we should test it out. Let's take default out for a spin and see how it rides. I say, imagine in your
PRESIDENT OBAMA: You know, I think the American people understand, you know, I may -- not I may, I have flaws. Michelle will tell you. One of them is not that I'm unwilling to compromise. I've been willing to compromise my entire political career. I don't believe that I have the answers to everything and it's my way or the highway. But I'm not goin
Daily Show's Jon Stewart quizzed Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius about the disastrous rollout of Obamacare and how many people actually got health insurance. Sebelius would not tell him how many people made a purchase, but did say there will be monthly totals made available.
AP: President Barack Obama delivered a statement Tuesday afternoon, stressing again that he's willing to negotiate with Republicans, but not under "threats of a government shutdown or economic chaos." A full transcript is available
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Because it's called raising the debt ceiling, I think a lot of Americans think it's raising our debt. It is not raising our debt. This does not add a dime to our debt. It simply says you pay for what Congress has already authorized America to purchase, whether that's the greatest military in the world or veterans' benefits or Socia
PRESIDENT OBAMA: So, I’ve shown myself willing to go more than halfway in these conversations. And if reasonable Republicans want to talk about these things again, I’m ready to head up to the Hill and try. I’ll even spring for dinner again. But I’m not going to do it until the more extreme parts of the Republican Party stop forcing John Boe
O'REILLY: I was talking this weekend to some health insurance people, big guys. And they're happy, they like Obamacare. You know why? Because deductibles and co-pays are going up big time. That means more profit for the health insurance companies and less money for you.
The "Special Report" panel discusses the two recent military raids in Somalia and Libya.
The shutdown is exposing the fatal flaws in our system of government.
Chuck Todd and Eugene Robinson join Chris Matthews to discuss the dangerous road the U.S. is on approaching the debt ceiling. They also discuss how much control House Speaker John Boehner has over his own party and the fight for the soul of the GOP.