They say that nothing is going to be accomplished here; the division is wider than ever, so gridlock will be even greater. No, this won’t be done in a tidy way. The battle of ideas never ends, and, frankly, never should.
Jan 06, 2015
If we’re going to have arguments, let’s have arguments -- but let’s make them debates worthy of this body and worthy of this country.
Jan 20, 2015
Almost impossible to believe that Tom Coburn's last sentient act in the Senate is blocking a bipartisan veterans suicide bill. Sleep Well, Senator.
Dec 12, 2014
The…problem in acknowledging good news - not just for the press but for the public - is that it has come to feel partisan, like an endorsement of whoever occupies the White House.
Dec 24, 2014
If the ways that we’re approaching the Republicans in Congress [aren’t] working, I’m going to try different things -- whether it’s having a drink with Mitch McConnell or letting John Boehner beat me again at golf, or weekly press conferences - I don’t know if that would be effective…Whatever I think might make a difference in this, I’m going to be trying out up until my last day in office.
Nov 05, 2014
To those Members of Congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better, or question the wisdom of me acting where Congress has failed, I have one answer: Pass a bill.
Nov 21, 2014