I think one of the most important things we did as a party this cycle is we didn’t nominate any cavemen. It’s very hard to climb out from under that…anytime somebody said something boneheaded on our side of the aisle, we’d pounce on that and say, ‘You don’t speak for Republicans; that’s not our position.’
Nov 19, 2014
The science of climate change is unforgiving, no matter what the deniers may say. Sea levels are rising, ice caps are melting, storms, droughts and wildfires are wreaking havoc.
Dec 01, 2014
Whatever your views are on EITs (Enhanced Interrogation Techniques), our nation and in particular this agency did a lot of things right during this difficult time to keep this country strong and secure.
Dec 11, 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
There’s a prevailing idea that there’s something ethically wrong with being poor, and that America’s run according to Christian values. But when people are practicing genuine Christian values, they themselves are directly prosecuted…Let’s bear in mind that America just had midterm elections where $4 billion was spent on campaigning — [campaigning] is just telling you that something’s good. But feeding the homeless? That’s illegal.
Nov 07, 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