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It was clearly exercising the type of decision-making that can get things done, because we're now going to take care of keeping the government open, the debt ceiling and taking care of the initial funds for the hurricane. So it was a good result. With President Trump, you never know. You don't see much consistency. What he does is the unexpected ... I don't give a great deal of hope that this is a new chapter.feedback
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Sep 08 2017 Trump Presidency
Ben Cardin has been quoted 66 times. The one recent article where Ben Cardin has been quoted is Democrats say Confederate monuments are now white-supremacist rallying points. Most recently, Ben Cardin was quoted as having said, “You don't need a monument offensive to certain parts of our history being glorified in order to appreciate history.”.
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Jul 22 2017 - Trump-Putin

A nearly united Congress is poised to send President Putin a clear message on behalf of the American people and our allies, and we need President Trump to help us deliver that message.feedback

Jul 11 2017

President Trump always finds ways to control the news cycle, so I'm sure he'll have a way of dealing with this in an unpredictable manner – he's done that in the past.feedback

Jul 11 2017

Absolutely. There's no question that the United States needs to respond, Congress needs to respond. I have contacted House members and urged them to take up and pass this bill quickly.feedback

Jul 11 2017

The reasons [given] for the cancellation just aren't true.feedback

Jun 29 2017 - Sanctions

There's no substantive changes at all.feedback

Jun 28 2017 - American politics

Democrats and Republicans need to work together.feedback

Jun 26 2017 - Iran

I share Senator Corker's concern that the current G.C.C. dispute distracts from our shared, most pressing security challenges – defeating ISIS and pushing back on Iran.feedback

Jun 26 2017 - Russia

That cannot go unchallenged. We have to protect ourselves and take action when we have been attacked.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - Syria conflict

It's difficult for us to carry out our responsibility unless we know what the commander in chief needs.feedback

Jun 16 2017 - Human Rights

Just last month, the president's budget proposed zeroing out funding for programs that support human rights and democracy in Cuba.feedback

Jun 13 2017 - Russia

I haven't heard much from Mr. Tillerson, and what I've heard from him hasn't satisfied my concerns.feedback

Jun 13 2017 - Trump administration

We need to send a message to both the Trump Administration and the Saudis to work much harder to avoid civilian casualties, expedite humanitarian relief, and push for a peaceful end to the war through a negotiated political settlement.feedback

Jun 13 2017 - Sanctions

I'd be very, very surprised if the president vetoes this bill.feedback

May 25 2017 - Terrorism

This bill is surgical. Just because they entered into a nuclear agreement, we're not going to permit them to continue to support terrorism.feedback

May 25 2017 - Iran

We have seen a change in Russia behavior. It's all been bad.feedback

May 16 2017 - American politics

Every day there's more questions that need to be answered, including this week, and it really cries out for an independent commission to report to Congress and the American people.feedback

May 03 2017

She's a great communicator, and she knows how to raise money.feedback

May 02 2017 - Human Rights

This is a man who has boasted publicly about killing his own citizens. Ignoring human rights will not advance U.S. interests in the Philippines or any place else. Just the opposite.feedback

Apr 11 2017

Someone get @PressSec a refresher history course on Hitler stat #Icantbelievehereallysaidthat.feedback

Apr 10 2017 - Nigeria

Ultimately we hope that the sale goes forward. But there is progress that needs to be made in protecting the civilian population.feedback

Apr 07 2017

We don't know what he's requesting.feedback

Apr 05 2017 - SCOTUS

There has been an abuse of the 60-vote rule. I thought it when Reid did it, but there is a question of who struck first. What Republicans did with the D.C. Circuit was wrong, that was an abuse, but there is blame on both sides.feedback

Mar 28 2017 - SCOTUS

I am greatly troubled by Judge Gorsuch's record. His extensive legal record is peppered with examples of putting corporate interests before working Americans, showing hostility to agency decisions that protect our environment, disregard for women's health, marginalizing students with disabilities and many more troubling decisions.feedback

Mar 28 2017 - SCOTUS

Despite his protestations, his record points to a jurist who has not separated his political views from his legal views. I do not believe that he would serve as an independent check on this president, who has tested the limits of the Constitution and the separation of powers in a way that no other modern president has done.feedback

Mar 11 2017

When we get the notifications of arms sales, it will be interesting to see if he has something to say on the issues we talked about. Having a subcabinet to back up your views, gives you the confidence to be more direct.feedback

Mar 09 2017 - Israel

The problem that I have is that certain stakeholders who must be part of the peace process will look to his writings and will have a hard time looking at him as a facilitator for a level playing field negotiation for a two-state solution. I am confident that the overwhelming majority of the members of Congress are very supportive of Israel-U.S. relations.feedback

Mar 09 2017

This is an astonishing development ... It's clear to me that officials in Beijing have come to appreciate the potential return on investments for China in having a positive, personal business relationship with the President of the United States.feedback

Mar 08 2017

This is an astonishing development ... It's clear to me that officials in Beijing have come to appreciate the potential return on investments for China in having a positive, personal business relationship with the President of the United States, who has not taken appropriate and transparent steps to completely sever his relationship from the corporation that bears his name.feedback

Mar 08 2017

They're trying to curry favor with the president.feedback

Mar 08 2017

It's clear to me that officials in Beijing have come to appreciate the potential return on investments for China in having a positive, personal business relationship with the President of the United States, who has not taken appropriate and transparent steps to completely sever his relationship from the corporation that bears his name.feedback

Feb 22 2017

We know that damage has been done to the bilateral relationship in the last few months.feedback

Feb 17 2017

The American people deserve a nonpartisan, transparent, public investigation into this insidious attack on our democratic institutions.feedback

Feb 17 2017 - EPA

He has not been at all committed to the United States' programs on dealing with climate change let alone our international responsibilities to lead other countries to do what they need to do.feedback

Feb 15 2017 - Slavery

Could they have come in under that ban? When we say we are going to protect these victims, we must look for every possible way to accomplish this goal.feedback

Feb 08 2017 - Sanctions

The president will have to engage us. And we hope that in engaging us, there will be much more support for the president's policies and it won't just be done by tweet or by spur of the moment comment.feedback

Feb 04 2017

He is undermining the entire system of government, not only the decisions with which he disagrees.feedback

Jan 23 2017

I believe Mr. Tillerson's demonstrated business orientation and his responses to questions during the confirmation hearing could compromise his ability as secretary of state to forcefully promote the values and ideals that have defined our country.feedback

Jan 23 2017 - Democratic Party

The power of the Secretary of State to call out wrong, to name and shame, and to fight each day on behalf of the American people and freedom-seeking people the world over is an enduring symbol.feedback

Jan 11 2017

To those who suggest that anyone who can run a successful business can of course run a government agency do a profound disservice to both.feedback

Jan 11 2017 - Exxon Mobil

There's going to be a great deal of interest as to whether Mr. Tillerson understands that he is no longer going to be CEO of Exxon Mobil but that he's going to be secretary of state.feedback

Jan 10 2017

Mr. Tillerson has demonstrated he knows the corporate world and can put his shareholders' interests first, but can he be a respected Secretary of State that puts the national security interests of the American people first? It remains to be seen.feedback

Jan 09 2017 - US, Russia relations

There is no question that Russia attacked us.feedback

Jan 04 2017

We're just at the beginning of the process. That was encouraging to me. He stressed for me his background in science and that he is a believer in science.feedback

Jan 04 2017

We need to personalize this.feedback

Dec 22 2016

I think it is an important part of vetting this candidate because he has never made public disclosures of this type, as he has worked at ExxonMobil for his entire career and has never been in public service.feedback

Nov 30 2016

It would lead to uncertainty on how it would be treated internationally. And that's bad for business.feedback

Sep 30 2016 - Holocaust

It is reprehensible and frankly disgusting that a democratically-elected leader is talking about the mass murder of his own people, with Hitler's Holocaust as his inspiration no less.feedback

Jul 03 2016 - Holocaust

Psychopath' - it's too nice a word for him.feedback

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