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December 23, 2009

...merged bill may b unrecognizable from what assumed was a done deal:R death panels back in?what's punishment 4not purchasing mandated HC?" -- Sarah Palin flippantly revives her death panel claim on her Twitter account. The Hill...

By washingtonpost.com editors | December 23, 2009; 07:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 22, 2009

This is a bad bill. It's bad law. It's bad for America. It is bad certainly for individuals and enough is enough. I am tired of the Congress thumbing their nose and flipping a bird to the American people." --...

By washingtonpost.com editors | December 22, 2009; 07:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 21, 2009

What the American people should pray is that somebody can't make the vote." -- Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) saying the only way to stop health-care reform in the Senate is if someone doesn't make a vote, prompting condemnation from Democrats....

By washingtonpost.com editors | December 21, 2009; 07:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 18, 2009

The time for talk is over." -- President Obama, addressing the climate change conference in Copenhagen Associated Press...

By Ben Pershing | December 18, 2009; 08:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 17, 2009

If you don't love America," it read on the front, "then why don't you get the hell out," it advised on the back. -- Sarah Palin's vacation t-shirt. New York Daily News...

By washingtonpost.com editors | December 17, 2009; 07:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 16, 2009

I look forward to seeing hordes of violent Jihadists lay down their AK-47s in response to the news that our terrorist prison is moving from the Caribbean to America's heartland, but I'm not holding my breath." -- House Minority Leader...

By washingtonpost.com editors | December 16, 2009; 07:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 15, 2009

Obama: "Could I see your invitation?" Michaele Salahi: "If I can see your birth certificate!" -- The North Dakota Republican Party's joke of the day. TPMDC...

By washingtonpost.com editors | December 15, 2009; 07:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 14, 2009

We know (the bill) is never going to go to a vote.... It's dead. It's gone. I'm not going to allow them to think America is going to do something it's not." -- Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) on his upcoming...

By washingtonpost.com editors | December 14, 2009; 07:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 11, 2009

I liked what he said." -- Sarah Palin on President Obama's Nobel acceptance speech. USA Today...

By Ben Pershing | December 11, 2009; 08:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 10, 2009

Perhaps the greatest measure of Obama's declining support is that just 50 percent of voters now say they prefer having him as president to George W. Bush, with 44 percent saying they'd rather have his predecessor." -- From a Gallup...

By washingtonpost.com editors | December 10, 2009; 07:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 9, 2009

With the publication of damaging e-mails from a climate research center in Britain, the radical environmental movement appears to face a tipping point." -- Sarah Palin calls global warming science "radical." Washington Post...

By washingtonpost.com editors | December 9, 2009; 07:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 8, 2009

It's always about North Dakota and it's never about any other part of the country. And I thought that, you know, that's what we were trying to do, we were trying to do the best thing for the country." --...

By washingtonpost.com editors | December 8, 2009; 08:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 7, 2009

I am entertained every time I see these people attack her and attack her and attack her. She's irrelevant, but they continue to attack her. I am so proud of her and the work that she is doing." -- Sen....

By washingtonpost.com editors | December 7, 2009; 07:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 4, 2009

I think the public rightfully is still making it an issue." -- Sarah Palin, on whether President Obama's birth certificate is a legitimate topic of discussion. Huffington Post...

By Ben Pershing | December 4, 2009; 08:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 3, 2009

Sarah Palin is a great friend to the bowling industry and we're so proud and honored to welcome her as our keynote speaker at International Bowl Expo 2010." -- The Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) announced Sarah Palin as...

By washingtonpost.com editors | December 3, 2009; 07:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 2, 2009

I have a message for you: You’re going to die sooner." -- Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) speaking of seniors and Medicare pertaining to the Senate's health-care reform bill . AP...

By washingtonpost.com editors | December 2, 2009; 07:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

December 1, 2009

I basically don't." -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney when asked if he thinks the Bush administration bears any responsibility for Afghanistan's current status due to diverted resources to Iraq. Politico...

By washingtonpost.com editors | December 1, 2009; 07:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 30, 2009

Well, that's 5 generals out of 4,000 retired generals that say that. There are a lot of generals who don't like to be out of the limelight. They'd like to get back in." -- Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) on military...

By washingtonpost.com editors | November 30, 2009; 07:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 20, 2009

I agree with almost nothing in what you said, and I think that almost nothing in what you said represents a fair and accurate perception of where this economy is today." -- Tim Geithner, responding to criticism by Rep. Kevin...

By Ben Pershing | November 20, 2009; 08:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 19, 2009

We may have to sacrifice just two more jobs to get millions back for Americans." -- Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) on his dissatisfaction with Treasury Sec. Tim Geithner and economic adviser to the president Larry Summers. The Hill...

By washingtonpost.com editors | November 19, 2009; 07:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 18, 2009

I think I'm angrier than Bob Gates about it," Mr. Obama replied. "We have deliberations in the situation room for a reason; we're making life and death decisions that affect how our troops are able to operate in a theater...

By washingtonpost.com editors | November 18, 2009; 07:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 17, 2009

God help us if they get off on a technicality because of the way the evidence was gathered ... I would tell you not only is the Obama administration finished, I think the Democratic Party is finished." -- Republican Mike...

By washingtonpost.com editors | November 17, 2009; 07:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 16, 2009

If we are stuck with this terrible Obama Administration decision, I, like most Americans, hope that Mohammed and his co-conspirators are convicted. Hang 'em high." -- Sarah Palin on the Obama administration decision to try suspected terrorists in New York...

By washingtonpost.com editors | November 16, 2009; 07:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 13, 2009

I am absolutely convinced that Khalid Sheik Mohammed will be subject to the most exacting demands of justice." -- President Obama, on the decision to try Mohammed and other 9/11 plotters in New York. Washington Post...

By Ben Pershing | November 13, 2009; 08:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 12, 2009

I know Lindsey. He is cagey and crafty. People forget that he grew up in the back of a pool hall and that his daddy sold liquor. People forget that." -- Katon Dawson, former South Carolina Republican state party chair,...

By washingtonpost.com editors | November 12, 2009; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 11, 2009

I don't feel like wiggling." -- Sen. Joe Lieberman when asked if he saw any "wiggle room" on his pledge to filibuster a public option. TPMDC...

By washingtonpost.com editors | November 11, 2009; 07:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 10, 2009

You're absolutely right. I mean I've been in the room and they've been scared of me. I'm like, 'I'm on your side.'" -- Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele on interactions with white Republicans. Huffington Post...

By washingtonpost.com editors | November 10, 2009; 07:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 9, 2009

I know that voting against the health care bill will probably be the death of my political career" -- Republican Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao of New Orleans on why he was the only Republican to vote for the House healt-care...

By washingtonpost.com editors | November 9, 2009; 08:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 6, 2009

Could it be he has had 20 years of subconscious programming by Reverend Wright to damn America?" -- Actor Jon Voight, criticizing President Obama at Thursday's health-care "press conference" at the Capitol Washington Post...

By Ben Pershing | November 6, 2009; 08:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 5, 2009

It really is disgraceful that a lot of people in the Democratic Party stayed home or kept their checkbooks closed." -- New York State Senator Eric T. Schneiderman of Manhattan on the level of national Democratic support given to William...

By washingtonpost.com editors | November 5, 2009; 07:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 4, 2009

We're not going to be bound by any timelines." -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on deadlines for health-care reform. Washington Times...

By washingtonpost.com editors | November 4, 2009; 08:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 3, 2009

Foxx said that she believe "we have more to fear from the potential of that bill passing than we do from any terrorist right now in any country." -- Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) comparing health-care reform to terrorism. USA Today...

By washingtonpost.com editors | November 3, 2009; 07:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

November 2, 2009

It was a photo op precisely because he's having big-time trouble on this whole Afghanistan dithering situation." -- Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh on President Obama's visit to Dover Air Force Base to honor deceased soldiers upon their return...

By washingtonpost.com editors | November 2, 2009; 07:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 30, 2009

I'm not big on showing weakness." -- Nancy Pelosi, on passing the House health-care bill. Politico...

By Ben Pershing | October 30, 2009; 08:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 29, 2009

If somebody tells me they want me to pay an appearance fee, it tells me they're not very serious about running for president." -- Ed Failor, Jr., president of Iowans for Tax Relief and an influential GOP insider, on Sarah...

By washingtonpost.com editors | October 29, 2009; 08:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 28, 2009

Asked Tuesday what (Sen. Harry) Reid would have to change in his bill to get her vote, Snowe said: "the whole thing." -- Moderate Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe (Maine) on health-care legislation. Politico...

By washingtonpost.com editors | October 28, 2009; 07:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 27, 2009

He is just a normal guy! He wasn't the best speaker. But I was happy to see him!" -- "GET MOTIVATED!" seminar attendee Patrick Kruger on former President George W. Bush, a speaker at the seminar. Washington Post...

By washingtonpost.com editors | October 27, 2009; 07:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 26, 2009

Well, also, a bit of dithering might have been in order before we went into Iraq in pursuit of non-existent weapons of mass destruction. So for a representative of the Bush administration to accuse someone of taking too much time...

By washingtonpost.com editors | October 26, 2009; 07:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 23, 2009

I find it interesting that he is blaming us for something he didn't see fit to do over, best I can tell, seven years of war in Afghanistan." -- Robert Gibbs, responding to criticism from former Vice President Dick Cheney...

By Ben Pershing | October 23, 2009; 08:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 22, 2009

If the president and his top aides treat people with different views as enemies instead of listening to what they have to say, they're likely to end up with a narrow view and a feeling that the whole world is...

By washingtonpost.com editors | October 22, 2009; 07:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 21, 2009

The Baucus health care bill "could be used to ban guns in home self-defense" -- A claim by the Gun Owners of America, which Politifact rates as false. Politifact...

By washingtonpost.com editors | October 21, 2009; 07:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 20, 2009

There is a saying that the Jews who are wealthy got that way not by watching dollars, but instead by taking care of the pennies and the dollars taking care of themselves. By not using earmarks to fund projects for...

By washingtonpost.com editors | October 20, 2009; 08:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 19, 2009

"... A lot of their news programming, it's really not news. It's pushing a point of view. And the bigger thing is that other news organizations, like yours (ABC), ought not to treat them that way, and we're not going...

By washingtonpost.com editors | October 19, 2009; 07:46 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 16, 2009

Why do people hate you?" -- A fourth-grader, speaking to President Obama in New Orleans. Huffington Post...

By Ben Pershing | October 16, 2009; 09:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 15, 2009

Four House Republicans are charging that the Council on American Islamic Relations is infiltrating Capitol Hill with undercover interns, and they're basing the charge on a WND-published book that itself is based on the work of a man who posed...

By washingtonpost.com editors | October 15, 2009; 07:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 14, 2009

What melts snow? Rock salt." -- Conservative blogger Erick Erickson of RedState wants to send Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) rock salt for her vote on health-care legislation. RedState...

By washingtonpost.com editors | October 14, 2009; 07:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 13, 2009

We're not going to be the party of angry white guys." -- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to conservatives at a town hall meeting. The constituents were upset that Graham has shown signs of compromise on climate change legislation and in...

By washingtonpost.com editors | October 13, 2009; 08:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 12, 2009

If you were a Fox News viewer in the fall election, what you would have seen would have been that the biggest story, the biggest threats facing America were a guy named Bill Ayers and something called Acorn, when the...

By washingtonpost.com editors | October 12, 2009; 07:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 9, 2009

Wow" -- Robert Gibbs' initial reaction to learning that President Obama had won the Nobel Peace Prize. The Twitter feed of CBS News' Mark Knoller...

By Ben Pershing | October 9, 2009; 08:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 8, 2009

I leave that situation up to him ... I get a sense that the public is less judgmental than perhaps they have been in the past" -- Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) on whether Sen. John Ensign (R-Nevada) should resign over...

By washingtonpost.com editors | October 8, 2009; 08:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 7, 2009

In a town where everyone can only tell lies, he just invented the truth!" -- From a fundraising e-mail for Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.). Politico...

By washingtonpost.com editors | October 7, 2009; 07:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 6, 2009

I have been surprised because I think his job is to be frank and honest, but in his chain of command up to the commander in chief," Mr. Scowcroft said. "If his goal is to box his commander in chief...

By washingtonpost.com editors | October 6, 2009; 07:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 5, 2009

It is other people who are looking at his popularity and saying that he would be a good presidential candidate, and I think rightly that makes the administration a little suspicious of him." -- Gen. David Petraeus's former executive officer...

By washingtonpost.com editors | October 5, 2009; 07:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 2, 2009

This is about as unpopular as a garlic milkshake." -- House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) on a a possible public option in health-care reform. Politico...

By washingtonpost.com editors | October 2, 2009; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

October 1, 2009

He is still a Democrat and I do think that if you see somebody as distinguished as Senator Nelson, maybe we can learn something from him (sneak attack) maybe it's a lesson (stab him in the back) and there are...

By washingtonpost.com editors | October 1, 2009; 07:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 30, 2009

Health care mandate will require imprisonment and fines for Americans who can't afford to purchase insurance or pay hefty government penalties." -- Politifact rates this as Barely True, saying no form of punishment is specifically required under the Baucus health-care...

By washingtonpost.com editors | September 30, 2009; 07:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 29, 2009

Yes, absolutely. ... By this vacillation and lack of commitment to a victory and talking too much about casualties [it] shows weakness in the resolve." -- Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf when asked if America's delayed decision on troop levels...

By washingtonpost.com editors | September 29, 2009; 07:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 28, 2009

What's his name? Some tanned guy. Ah, Barack Obama!" -- Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, speaking at a rally in Milan. Associated Press...

By Ben Pershing | September 28, 2009; 08:13 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 25, 2009

If it fails, I'm dead." -- Vice President Biden joking about the prospects of the economic stimulus. The Hill...

By washingtonpost.com editors | September 25, 2009; 08:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 24, 2009

He's working on other issues such as health care and he's putting off the decision on Afghanistan which I think puts our troops at risk. So he needs to focus on priorities right now and not try to ram so...

By washingtonpost.com editors | September 24, 2009; 07:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 23, 2009

A foreign delegation got confused and were trying to enter the president's departure tent and didn't understand the verbal instructions being given. They had to be physically restrained," said Ed Donovan, a spokesman for the Secret Service. -- A dicey...

By washingtonpost.com editors | September 23, 2009; 08:09 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 22, 2009

I think John McCain would've been worse for the country than Barack Obama." -- Glenn Beck, of Fox News, on 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain. CBS...

By washingtonpost.com editors | September 22, 2009; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 21, 2009

Late at night, (Bill) Clinton told Branch, Secret Service agents found Yeltsin clad only in his underwear, standing alone on Pennsylvania Avenue and trying to hail a cab. He wanted a pizza, he told them, his words slurring. -- Details...

By washingtonpost.com editors | September 21, 2009; 07:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 18, 2009

Insurers delayed an Illinois man's treatment, "and he died because of it." -- Politifact says President Obama falsely relayed the circumstances of an Illinois man's death. Politifact...

By washingtonpost.com editors | September 18, 2009; 07:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 17, 2009

He has enormous tolerance for honest criticism. I think he can take it raw, as long as he doesn’t detect that it’s done for malice. I was trying to show him the way he really is, and I think he...

By washingtonpost.com editors | September 17, 2009; 07:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 16, 2009

This is a dangerous world," he said for no apparent reason, "and this cat isn't remotely qualified to handle it. This guy has no clue, I promise you." -- Then-President Bush on then-presidential candidate Barack Obama. GQ...

By washingtonpost.com editors | September 16, 2009; 07:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 15, 2009

Well, I wouldn't dignify you by peeing on your leg. It wouldn't be worth wasting the urine." -- Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.), at a health-care town hall meeting, to a constituent that said "Mr. Congressman, don't pee on my leg...

By washingtonpost.com editors | September 15, 2009; 07:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 14, 2009

Mark my word - I'm the chairman - it's going to have a strong public option." -- Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), new chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, on health-care reform. The Iowa Independent...

By washingtonpost.com editors | September 14, 2009; 07:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 11, 2009

If we can come up with a concept of a cooperative that does just that, that is it makes more competition and makes insurance companies honest, yes, I think that would fill the bill." -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid...

By washingtonpost.com editors | September 11, 2009; 07:43 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 10, 2009

It's a plan that incorporates ideas from many of the people in this room tonight - Democrats and Republicans." -- President Obama on health-care reform legislation last night. Politifact rates the quote as 'Barely True'. Politifact...

By washingtonpost.com editors | September 10, 2009; 07:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 9, 2009

Given such statements, is it any wonder that many of the sick and elderly are concerned that the Democrats' proposals will ultimately lead to rationing of their health care by-dare I say it-death panels? Establishment voices dismissed that phrase, but...

By washingtonpost.com editors | September 9, 2009; 07:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 8, 2009

He's now the president of the United States, like Zeus in Greek mythology, on top of Mount Olympus.... I'm Icarus, who flew too close to the sun. And I crashed to the ground." -- Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on...

By washingtonpost.com editors | September 8, 2009; 07:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 4, 2009

I don't think God's talking to her anymore. I think she's hearing other voices." -- Rep. Jim Oberstar (D-Minn.) on Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and her calls to stop health-care reform through prayer and fasting. Minnesota Independent...

By washingtonpost.com editors | September 4, 2009; 07:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 3, 2009

I don't know why President Obama is obsessed with turning terrorists loose in America." -- Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) on President Obama's national security policies. Tulsa World...

By washingtonpost.com editors | September 3, 2009; 08:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 2, 2009

The speaker probably made a strategic mistake by not jamming a [health care] bill through before they went home for break." -- Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R) on current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and health-care reform. Kansas City Star...

By washingtonpost.com editors | September 2, 2009; 07:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

September 1, 2009

This cannot pass. What we have to do today is make a covenant, to slit our wrists, be blood brothers on this thing. This will not pass. We will do whatever it takes to make sure this doesn't pass." --...

By washingtonpost.com editors | September 1, 2009; 07:33 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 31, 2009

It's almost unanimous for resignation.... At this point, I don't see a rational man who's thinking clearly and is capable of leading this state." -- S.C. Rep. Mike Pitts (R-Laurens) on constituents' opinions of whether Gov. Mark Sanford should resign....

By washingtonpost.com editors | August 31, 2009; 07:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 28, 2009

Do you have anybody in the Secret Service that you can get to?" Nixon asked his aide John Ehrlichman ... "Yeah, yeah," Ehrlichman replied. "Plant one," Nixon said. "Plant two guys on him. This could be very useful." -- President...

By washingtonpost.com editors | August 28, 2009; 07:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 27, 2009

I’m not going to be railroaded out of this office,” Sanford said. “A lot of what’s going on is pure politics." -- South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford amid calls for his resignation. The State...

By washingtonpost.com editors | August 27, 2009; 07:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 26, 2009

For me, a few hours ago, this campaign came to an end. For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die." -- An...

By washingtonpost.com editors | August 26, 2009; 08:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 25, 2009

I agree with you. And when stuff gets in the crapper, you gotta clean it out." -- RNC Chair Michael Steele on a radio program talking about Senate candidate Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.). Politico...

By washingtonpost.com editors | August 25, 2009; 07:28 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 24, 2009

He wondered why they couldn't develop something like Operation Wrath of God," Israel's revenge for the murder of its athletes by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics. -- A former intelligence committee official on then-Rep. Duke Cunningham's (R) interest...

By washingtonpost.com editors | August 24, 2009; 07:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 21, 2009

I wondered, ‘Is this about security or politics?’" -- Tom Ridge, recalling a 2004 debate over raising the terror threat level, from his forthcoming book. New York Times...

By Ben Pershing | August 21, 2009; 08:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 20, 2009

The White House has been in a defensive flight forward fit ever since Lyndon LaRouche and LaRouchePAC exposed his Nazi health reform." -- the LaRouchePAC on its role in health-care reform protests. Washington Independent...

By Ben Pershing | August 20, 2009; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 19, 2009

In September or October there will be a hyped up outbreak of the swine flu which they’ll say is as bad as the bubonic plague to scare the bed-wetters to vote for healthcare reform.... That is the only way they...

By washingtonpost.com editors | August 19, 2009; 07:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 18, 2009

I think my husband has got some issues that he needs to work on, about happiness and what happiness means.... I think when a lot of men get to this midpoint in life, they start asking questions that they probably...

By washingtonpost.com editors | August 18, 2009; 07:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 17, 2009

I know that a lot of members of my party in the House don't want to hear this," said Ross, but "my guess is about 90 percent [of the final bill presented to the White House] will be reflected from...

By washingtonpost.com editors | August 17, 2009; 07:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 14, 2009

We were there. And as members of the team, we know the difference between rumor, reality, fact, and fiction. This is our chance to stand up, speak up, and set the record straight." -- From the "Setting the Record Straight"-section...

By washingtonpost.com editors | August 14, 2009; 07:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 13, 2009

When the president made decisions that I didn't agree with, I still supported him and didn't go out and undercut him.... Now we're talking about after we've left office. I have strong feelings about what happened.... And I don't have...

By washingtonpost.com editors | August 13, 2009; 07:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 12, 2009

It was clear to me that he felt like he has a serious problem and that he wanted something done about it.... He was just upset. I remember his being upset." -- Former Bush aide Harriet Miers recalling a call...

By washingtonpost.com editors | August 12, 2009; 06:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 11, 2009

You want me to tell you what my husband thinks? If you want my opinion, I will tell you my opinion.... I am not going to be channeling my husband." -- Sec. of State Hillary Clinton responding to a questioner...

By washingtonpost.com editors | August 11, 2009; 06:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 10, 2009

You do have to wonder, though, whether the stimulus has had any impact at all. Only 16 percent of it has been spent. We've run up an enormous debt.... I don't think the actions of the administration have had a...

By washingtonpost.com editors | August 10, 2009; 06:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 7, 2009

I just think, as I've said before, it's not often that you try to blow yourself up, but that's obviously what they're trying to do with all this vexatious stuff they're doing with these (town hall) meetings, the birthers. It's...

By washingtonpost.com editors | August 7, 2009; 07:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 6, 2009

We were assured: 'We need somebody to come in first. If you come in first, you will have a rock-solid deal.' ... Who is ever going to go into a deal with the White House again if they don't keep...

By washingtonpost.com editors | August 6, 2009; 07:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 5, 2009

I know I never intentionally misled anyone," Sawyer, 32, said. "I was disappointed like everybody else. I think forgiveness is important. I forgive him. Like a lot of people I'm ready to move on." -- Upon his last day on...

By washingtonpost.com editors | August 5, 2009; 07:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 4, 2009

The brief says only that the state secrets privilege, along with other governmental privileges, has a constitutional basis," Mr. Miller (a Justice Department spokesman) said, "which is a position that has been taken by the Department of Justice for many...

By washingtonpost.com editors | August 4, 2009; 07:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

August 3, 2009

You care far too much what is written and said about you. You don't relish combat when it becomes personal and nasty. When the largely irrelevant Alan Keyes attacked you, you flinched." -- Obama adviser David Axelrod in a memo...

By washingtonpost.com editors | August 3, 2009; 07:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 31, 2009

As the old saying goes, 'Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days,' " Colonel Reese wrote. "Since the signing of the 2009 Security Agreement, we are guests in Iraq, and after six years in Iraq, we now smell...

By washingtonpost.com editors | July 31, 2009; 07:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 30, 2009

With rare exception, the Republicans in the United States Senate do not represent mainstream Republicans in this country." -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid referring to the scant Republican support of Sonia Sotomayor. Politico...

By washingtonpost.com editors | July 30, 2009; 07:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 29, 2009

It's a bad program. I don't think it's what he feels in his heart is necessary. I think it's what he feels politically is the best way." -- Obama's longtime doctor in Chicago, David Scheiner, on health-care reform. Los Angeles...

By washingtonpost.com editors | July 29, 2009; 07:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 28, 2009

We're not going to let them empower Republicans to control the committee." -- House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman on Blue Dogs in the House. Politico...

By washingtonpost.com editors | July 28, 2009; 07:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 27, 2009

I cannot express enough there is no plan after July 26. There is absolutely no plan." -- Sarah Palin spokeswoman Meg Stapleton on Palin's future plans. Associated Press...

By washingtonpost.com editors | July 27, 2009; 07:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 24, 2009

Cheney really got in the President's face," says a longtime Bush-family source. "He just wouldn't give it up." -- Then-Vice President Dick Cheney reacting to news that President Bush would not pardon Scooter Libby. Time...

By washingtonpost.com editors | July 24, 2009; 07:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 23, 2009

I don't know who's doing her vote counting, but she doesn't have the votes." -- Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) on Speaker Pelosi's claim that Democrats have the votes to pass health-care legislation. The Hill...

By washingtonpost.com editors | July 23, 2009; 07:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 22, 2009

Where is your wedding ring?" one man shouted. "Why aren't you wearing it?" -- Someone questions South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford at a public appearance yesterday. The governor didn't answer. The State...

By washingtonpost.com editors | July 22, 2009; 07:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 21, 2009

Throw the kitchen sink at the legislation now on the table, drive a stake through its heart (I apologize for the mixed metaphors), and kill it." -- Pundit Bill Kristol advocating Republicans killing health-care reform. The Weekly Standard...

By washingtonpost.com editors | July 21, 2009; 08:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 20, 2009

... while none of us has the chance to attend our own funeral, in many ways I feel like I was at my own in the past weeks, and surprisingly I am thankful for the perspective it has afforded."...

By washingtonpost.com editors | July 20, 2009; 07:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 17, 2009

Our globe-trotting president needs to stop and take a break and quit gallivanting all around. I think (chief of staff) Rahm Emanuel ought to get some Gorilla Glue and put it in that chair in the Oval Office and say...

By washingtonpost.com editors | July 17, 2009; 07:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 16, 2009

I didn't ask about it because so many other people asked about it and how many times can you beat a dead horse to death." -- Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on 'wise Latina' questions during Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearings. ABC...

By washingtonpost.com editors | July 16, 2009; 07:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 15, 2009

I think Senator Ensign will have to speak to those issues himself. And you can ask him about it." -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell when asked about GOP senator John Ensign's 2010 re-election chances. Las Vegas Sun...

By washingtonpost.com editors | July 15, 2009; 07:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 14, 2009

Does anybody remember when Lindsey Graham wasn't a worm?" -- Talk show host Glenn Beck reacting to Graham's comment that Sotomayor will likely be confirmed. Huffington Post...

By washingtonpost.com editors | July 14, 2009; 07:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 13, 2009

Oh, I don't think she quit. I think she changed her priorities." -- Former presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on his 2008 running mate Sarah Palin's resignation as governor of Alaska. "Meet the Press" -- MSNBC...

By washingtonpost.com editors | July 13, 2009; 07:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 10, 2009

You've got a lot of people [at the agency] who, after September 11, were thinking of creative ways of doing things," said one former senior CIA official. "That doesn't mean you have to run up and tell Congress about it."...

By washingtonpost.com editors | July 10, 2009; 07:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 9, 2009

This committee has been misled, has not been provided full and complete notifications, and [in at least one case] was affirmatively lied to." -- House Intelligence Chair Silvestre Reyes alleging misdeeds by the CIA in a letter sent to House...

By washingtonpost.com editors | July 9, 2009; 07:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 8, 2009

On what basis does the Administration demand Zelaya's reinstatement?" DeMint asked. "His removal from office was no more a coup than was Gerald Ford's ascendance to the Oval Office, or our newest colleague Al Franken's election to the Senate." --...

By washingtonpost.com editors | July 8, 2009; 07:35 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 7, 2009

I am not a quitter. I am a fighter." -- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin yesterday, days after announcing her resignation. CNN...

By washingtonpost.com editors | July 7, 2009; 07:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 6, 2009

I think Sarah Palin is on the verge of becoming the Miami Vice of American politics: Something a lot of people once thought was cool and then 20 years later look back, shake their heads and just kind of laugh."...

By washingtonpost.com editors | July 6, 2009; 08:11 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 2, 2009

That's a troubled man.... You can see it in his eyes and his body language. I'm concerned about his mental well-being." -- S.C. State Sen. Harvey Peeler, a longtime ally of Gov. Mark Sanford, worries about Sanford's mental state. The...

By washingtonpost.com editors | July 2, 2009; 07:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

July 1, 2009

There were a handful of instances wherein I crossed the lines I shouldn't have crossed as a married man, but never crossed the ultimate line." -- South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford disclosing further affairs from his past. Associated Press...

By washingtonpost.com editors | July 1, 2009; 08:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 30, 2009

I'm scared to drink a beer in public. Somebody will take a picture and they'll say, 'Bauer's an alcoholic. He's a drunk.' People expect elected leaders to be something they are not. They make mistakes. What you want out of...

By washingtonpost.com editors | June 30, 2009; 07:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 29, 2009

Hey, people deserve to know what's in this pile of s--t." -- House Minorty Leader John Boehner on Friday's energy bill. The Hill...

By washingtonpost.com editors | June 29, 2009; 07:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 26, 2009

You know, it's like the guy who, you know, is in the water and you know, he wants to get saved from the sharks, but then - from the sharks - but then he gets picked up by a bunch...

By washingtonpost.com editors | June 26, 2009; 07:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 25, 2009

And the biggest self of self is, indeed, self." -- Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina yesterday admitting an extramarital affair. Washington Post...

By washingtonpost.com editors | June 25, 2009; 07:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 24, 2009

There are times when abortions are necessary -- I know that.... Suppose you have a black and a white, or a rape." -- Former president Richard Nixon in 1973, on Roe v. Wade. Los Angeles Times...

By washingtonpost.com editors | June 24, 2009; 07:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 23, 2009

If you're Palin, once you've flown first class, you don't go back to coach. She's been to the show and certainly seemed to like it there." -- Former Alaskan legislator Andrew Halcro (R) on Gov. Sarah Palin's political ambitions. Politico...

By washingtonpost.com editors | June 23, 2009; 07:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 22, 2009

If it's an access question, people don't have access to health care, then figure out who they are, and give them access! Hello?! Am I missing something here?" -- RNC Chairman Michael Steele on health-care reform. Think Progress...

By washingtonpost.com editors | June 22, 2009; 07:27 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 19, 2009

Could you say 'senator' instead of 'ma'am'? It's just a thing. I worked so hard to get that title." -- Sen. Barbara Boxer correcting a military general who called her ma'am several times during a hearing. Los Angeles Times...

By washingtonpost.com editors | June 19, 2009; 07:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 18, 2009

Well I think that Mr. Obama, if he continues to have these types of attitudes, we're going to see things get very bad, very quickly. Already the North Koreans have challenged him and realized that he's a cream puff, if...

By washingtonpost.com editors | June 18, 2009; 07:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 17, 2009

I came home to Nevada to come forward and explain to the citizens of our state something that I was involved in about a year ago. Last year I had an affair. I violated the vows of my marriage. It...

By washingtonpost.com editors | June 17, 2009; 07:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 16, 2009

Where is he? I don't know," Mohammed said. "Then he torture me. Then I said yes, he is in this area." -- Khalid Sheik Mohammed describing his interrogation statements to the CIA when asked about Osama bin Laden. Washington Post...

By washingtonpost.com editors | June 16, 2009; 08:05 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 15, 2009

Before we were asking, 'Why are the Americans doing this to us?' ... We have ended up in such a beautiful place. We don't want to look back, and we don't have any hard feelings toward the United States." --...

By washingtonpost.com editors | June 15, 2009; 07:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 12, 2009

We're digging ourselves out of a deep hole ... We took it in the shorts with Bush-Cheney, the Iraq War, and by sacrificing fiscal responsibility to hold power." -- Rep. John Boehner (D-Ohio) speaking on the GOP's comeback. ABC News...

By washingtonpost.com editors | June 12, 2009; 07:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 11, 2009

It turned into Biden vs. Hillary, and she crushed him." -- Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) on Obama siding more with Hillary Clinton than Joe Biden on sending more troops to Afghanistan. USA Today...

By washingtonpost.com editors | June 11, 2009; 07:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 10, 2009

God help you if you're a white male," said Steele. "If you're seeking justice, this may not be the bench you want to go before." -- RNC Chairman Michael Steele on Judge Sonia Sotomayor. Huffington Post...

By washingtonpost.com editors | June 10, 2009; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 9, 2009

We must strengthen our unique American civilization," Gingrich said. "Let me be clear: I am not a citizen of the world." -- Newt Gingrich at a GOP fundraiser criticizing President Obama for calling himself a citizen of the world. Congressional...

By washingtonpost.com editors | June 9, 2009; 07:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 8, 2009

Pres Obama you got nerve while u sightseeing in Paris to tell us 'time to deliver' on health care. We still on skedul/even workinWKEND." -- Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) objects to President Obama's comments on health care legislation in a...

By washingtonpost.com editors | June 8, 2009; 07:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 5, 2009

If the Democrats go ahead with a purely partisan bill ... you saw what happened on Hillarycare, and this will be just as bad." -- Sen. Orrin Hatch on President Obama's advocation of a health plan with near-universal coverage. New...

By washingtonpost.com editors | June 5, 2009; 07:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 4, 2009

He used a standard that would make it impossible for a person of the opposite party to confirm a nominee of the other party. If I used the Senator Obama standard, there is no way she would get my vote."...

By washingtonpost.com editors | June 4, 2009; 07:35 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 3, 2009

I think he has to realize that flying to New York is self-indulgent. Go down to the corner bar and have a drink, a shot and a beer." -- Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum giving President Obama dating advice. Think...

By washingtonpost.com editors | June 3, 2009; 07:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 2, 2009

The president also claimed on Arabic TV that America has dictated to other nations.... No, America has sacrificed to free nations from dictators." -- Mitt Romney on President Obama yesterday during a speech on national security and foreign policy. MSNBC...

By washingtonpost.com editors | June 2, 2009; 07:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

June 1, 2009

I'm not begging her to take this job," Obama told his senior aides. "If she wants it, I could help. But I'm not willing to go out in these difficult economic times to do a flashy fundraiser in California." --...

By washingtonpost.com editors | June 1, 2009; 07:46 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 29, 2009

I think it's terrible. This is not the kind of tone that any of us want to set when it comes to performing our constitutional responsibilities of advice and consent." -- Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) bemoaning Republicans calling Sonia Sotomayor...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 29, 2009; 07:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 28, 2009

I did not intend to hold a fundraiser [for Blagojevich] ... I was seeking to placate the governor's brother because it was my intention not to alienate the governor's brother. That's all." -- Sen. Roland Burris trying to explain his...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 28, 2009; 07:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 27, 2009

My grandmother would have been shocked and appalled to see someone who makes so much save so little." -- Greg Mankiw, professor of economics at Harvard, on Sotomayor's financial records. Greg Mankiw's Blog...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 27, 2009; 07:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 26, 2009

Liberal senators come to a battle over judicial nominations armed with submachine guns ... and conservatives come with pen knives." -- Heritage Foundation's Michael Franc on how conservatives view the divide between parties over a Supreme Court pick. Politico...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 26, 2009; 07:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 22, 2009

These inmates that are in there now are some of the most dangerous inmates in the nation. I don't know how you move them out just to move inmates from Guantanamo in. Alternatives have got to be explored." -- Bryan...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 22, 2009; 07:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 21, 2009

The CIA has a very bad record when it comes to — I was about to say ‘candid’; that’s too mild — to honesty." -- Former Senate Intelligence chairman Arlen Specter defending Nancy Pelosi regarding her remarks on the CIA....

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 21, 2009; 07:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 20, 2009

We lost our own way on spending, and we owned up to that ... The era of apologizing for Republicans' mistakes of the past is now officially over.... We have turned the corner on regret, recrimination, self-pity and self-doubt." --...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 20, 2009; 07:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 19, 2009

If they start to use these issues as political clubs to beat each other up with, that’s when we not only pay a price but this country pays a price." -- CIA Director Leon Panetta on agency relations with Congress....

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 19, 2009; 07:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 18, 2009

Open the gates so the righteous nation may enter, the nation that keeps faith." -- A quote from the Bible (Isaiah 26:2) on the cover of a Pentagon report to the president, on Iraq, from April of 2003. GQ...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 18, 2009; 07:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 15, 2009

I was attempting to explain that unlike Sen. Schumer, I believe in traditional values, like we used to see on 'The Andy Griffith Show' ... I made the mistake of referring to Sen. Schumer as 'that Jew' and I should...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 15, 2009; 06:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 14, 2009

One of the reasons these techniques have been used for about 500 years is that they work." -- Sen. Lindsey Graham asserting that techniques like waterboarding are tried and true methods of intelligence gathering. New York Times...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 14, 2009; 07:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 13, 2009

My point of view on this is fairly straightforward ... This is now a historical problem. Our country quit doing this some time ago. I think that a lot of people agree with me in judging that this program was...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 13, 2009; 06:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 12, 2009

I would speculate that he was missing because he was such an embarrassment to the Bush administration ... He was Exhibit A in the narrative that tortured confessions contributed to the massive intelligence failure that preceded the Iraq war." --...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 12, 2009; 08:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 11, 2009

If I had to choose in terms of being a Republican, I'd go with Rush Limbaugh. My take on it was Colin had already left the party. I didn't know he was still a Republican." -- Dick Cheney on Colin...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 11, 2009; 06:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 8, 2009

No I don't. I think it would be a mistake for us to moderate." -- Dick Cheney when asked if he thinks the Republican party needs to move to the center. The Hill...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 8, 2009; 07:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 7, 2009

Right now ... it's hard for me to remember what happened in 2005, what happened in 2006. I get them confused. So I've got to work through that." -- Condoleezza Rice on the timeline of decisions the Bush administration made....

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 7, 2009; 07:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 6, 2009

In the swirl of moving from one caucus to another, I have to get used to my new teammates," he said. "I'm ordinarily pretty correct in what I say. I've made a career of being precise. I conclusively misspoke." --...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 6, 2009; 07:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 5, 2009

But mine will be in the non-fiction section," Plouffe interjected, prompting Rove to take a shot of his own: "His will be the one with lots of pictures in it and it comes with a little box of crayons so...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 5, 2009; 07:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 4, 2009

What did Rice think about the things President Obama's administration was saying about the methods the Bush administration had used to get information from detainees?" -- Questions asked of former Sec. of State Condoleezza Rice by a fourth grade student....

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 4, 2009; 07:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

May 1, 2009

One thing led to another and it spiraled out of control... These are the Jews and the Palestinians here." -- A Republican National Committee member on organizational infighting between Michael Steele and other members of the RNC. Politico...

By washingtonpost.com editors | May 1, 2009; 07:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 30, 2009

I believe that waterboarding was torture. And I think that the -- whatever legal rationales were used, it was a mistake." -- President Obama on waterboarding at last night's press conference. Reuters...

By washingtonpost.com editors | April 30, 2009; 08:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 29, 2009

If somebody wants to change parties, they can do that ... But that kind of instability is not good for governance of the country and the Senate." -- Sen. Arlen Specter in 2001, when fellow senator Jim Jeffords left the...

By washingtonpost.com editors | April 29, 2009; 07:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 28, 2009

... it's clear that the mission created confusion and disruption. I apologize and take responsibility for any distress that flight caused." -- Louis Caldera, director of the White House military office, on his approval of a military photo-op that caused...

By washingtonpost.com editors | April 28, 2009; 07:53 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 27, 2009

On every major decision, the president has actually sought my advice." -- Vice President Joe Biden explains his relationship with the president on "60 Minutes." CBS News...

By washingtonpost.com editors | April 27, 2009; 07:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 24, 2009

They released these memos outlining torture techniques, that was clearly a political decision, and ignored the advice of their director of national intelligence and their CIA director." -- Minority Leader John Boehner says "torture" during a press conference yesterday. YouTube/MSNBC...

By washingtonpost.com editors | April 24, 2009; 07:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 23, 2009

It won't surprise you that I don't consider him a particularly reliable source of information." -- Hillary Clinton on Dick Cheney during a House committee hearing. Washington Post...

By washingtonpost.com editors | April 23, 2009; 07:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 22, 2009

oh, gee whiz, isn't that great? Barack Obama and his administration are no longer going to ask our guys tough questions when they are captured. Now, maybe we won't behead their people when they capture them." -- Dick Cheney mock-voicing...

By washingtonpost.com editors | April 22, 2009; 07:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 21, 2009

Don't be discouraged that we have to acknowledge potentially we've made some mistakes. That's how we learn. But the fact that we are willing to acknowledge them and then move forward, that is precisely why I am proud to be...

By washingtonpost.com editors | April 21, 2009; 07:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 20, 2009

It was a nice gesture to give me a book. I'm a reader." -- President Obama on Sunday, after Hugo Chavez made a point of giving him a copy of "Open Veins of Latin America." Los Angeles Times...

By Ben Pershing | April 20, 2009; 06:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 17, 2009

A detainee may be walled one time (one impact with the wall) to make a point, or twenty to thirty times consecutively when the interrogator requires a more significant response to a question." -- From a 2005 Justice Department memo,...

By Ben Pershing | April 17, 2009; 08:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 16, 2009

And in one previously undisclosed episode, the N.S.A. tried to wiretap a member of Congress without a warrant, an intelligence official with direct knowledge of the matter said." -- The New York Times reports that the National Security Agency's surveillance...

By washingtonpost.com editors | April 16, 2009; 07:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 15, 2009

Representatives from the campaign are raising concerns on those ballots that may have been improperly cast, regardless of who they may belong to." -- A spokesman for congressional candidate James Tedisco on the validity of Sen. Gillibrand's absentee ballot. Politico...

By washingtonpost.com editors | April 15, 2009; 07:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 14, 2009

The overwhelming weight of the evidence indicates that the Nov. 4, 2008, election was conducted fairly, impartially and accurately." -- A panel rejects Norm Coleman's attempt to reverse Al Franken's lead in the U.S. Senate election. Minneapolis Star-Tribune...

By washingtonpost.com editors | April 14, 2009; 07:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 13, 2009

Although the focus and attention of the media and others has been on an honorary degree, we never felt that was the only - or even the best - means of honoring his tremendous service to our country." -- Arizona...

By washingtonpost.com editors | April 13, 2009; 07:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 10, 2009

Asked to clarify his comments after the breakfast speech at the Trussville Civic Center, Bachus said 17 members of the U.S. House are socialists." -- Birmingham News reporting Rep. Bachus saying there are 17 socialists in Congress to a crowd...

By washingtonpost.com editors | April 10, 2009; 08:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

April 9, 2009

He's the smartest man in American politics today" ... "But he occasionally gets bad advice and makes mistakes. This is one of those instances." -- Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) on President Obama's war funding plans, which don't please some Democrats....

By washingtonpost.com editors | April 9, 2009; 08:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

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