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We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which John McCain is associated, including Vladimir Putins and Russians. Most recently, John McCain has been quoted saying: “Nor have I met any American that has. I'm sure the Russians have been able to hack in and gotten most of it.” in the article Spicer says 'I don't know that' Trump has seen draft of Obamacare replacement bill; McConnell hopes for vote next week.
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John McCain quotes

Jun 09 2017

I'd like to know what 'that thing' is.feedback

Jun 08 2017

I was saying that in the case of the investigation of former Secretary Clinton's involvement, he examined it, said it was over and it was done. In the case of President Trump's involvement, there's more shoes to drop, there's more investigations. What's the difference? It's over the same issue.feedback

Jun 08 2017 - Twitter

I get the sense from Twitter that my line of questioning today went over people's heads. Maybe going forward I shouldn't stay up late watching the Diamondbacks night games.feedback

Jun 08 2017 - Fake news

You're gonna have to help me out here. We're complete – the investigation of anything former secretary Clinton had to do in the campaign is over, and we don't have to worry it any more?feedback

Jun 08 2017

It's hard to reconcile: In one case you reach a complete conclusion, and the other side you have not. She's one of the candidates, but in her case you say there will be no charges, and in the case of President Trump, the investigation continues.feedback

Jun 08 2017 - Twitter

I get the sense from Twitter that my line of questioning today went over people's heads. While I missed an opportunity in today's hearing, I still believe this question is important, and I intend to submit it in writing to Mr. Comey for the record.feedback

Jun 08 2017

I don't quite understand how you could be done with that, but not done with the whole investigation of their attempt to affect the outcome of our election.feedback

Jun 08 2017 - Trump Presidency

What I was trying to get at was whether Mr. Comey believes that any of his interactions with the president rise to the level of obstruction of justice.feedback

Jun 07 2017

I mean, it's detailed, as you know from reading the story, when you met, what you discussed, et cetera, et cetera. And yet, here in a public hearing before the American people, we can't talk about what was described in detail in this morning's Washington Post.feedback

May 30 2017 - Sanctions

So we need to have increased sanctions and hopefully when we come back from our recess, the Senate will move forward with sanctions on Russia and enact other penalties for Russian behavior.feedback

May 30 2017

Our foreign friends always tend to focus on the person in the White House. But America is far bigger than that. America is our courts of justice. America is our state and local governments. America is our Congress.feedback

May 30 2017 - Watergate

We are going through a rough period. We really are, and for me to tell you that we aren't, politically, is not fair. But we've gone through other troubled times. I can remember Watergate scandal and how it brought down a president. I'm not suggesting that's going to happen to this president, but we are in a scandal, and every few drops another shoe drops from this centipede, and we've got to get through that.feedback

May 30 2017 - Sanctions

I think he (Putin) is the premier and most important threat, more so than ISIS. I view the Russians as the far greatest challenge that we have. So we need to have increased sanctions and hopefully when we come back from our recess, the Senate will move forward with sanctions on Russia and enact other penalties for Russian behaviour. I do believe that most of the time that he accepts their advice and counsel. Can I tell you that he does all the time? No. And yes, does it bothers me? Yes, it bothers me.feedback

May 29 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

I view the Russians as the far greatest challenge that we have.feedback

May 29 2017 - Obamacare

How do you pack all that in?feedback

May 29 2017 - Chemical weapons

I think he is the premier and most important threat, more so than Isis. I do believe most of the time that he accepts their advice and counsel. I believe if you're looking at the standard of what actually happens versus what is said, then I'll be glad to compare Donald Trump to Barack Obama – including the latest when chemical weapons were used, and we saw these dead children – at least we saw cruise missile strikes in retaliation.feedback

May 29 2017 - Sanctions

Can I tell you that he does [that] all the time? No. Does it bother me? Yes, it bothers me.feedback

May 29 2017 - China

I don't think it's acceptable to have an intercontinental ballistic missile – or a missile aimed at Australia – with a nuclear weapon on it, and depend on our ability to counter it with an anti-missile capability.feedback

May 25 2017 - Obamacare

Here's the reality: We've got eleven weeks between now and the end of September. We've got the repeal of Obamacare, we're talking about tax reform, we're talking about a defense bill, we're talking about … there's about three other things – a looming debt limit. How do you pack all that in? And so far, I've seen no strategy for doing so. I'm seeing no plan for doing so.feedback

May 22 2017 - Turkey

We should throw the Turkish ambassador out of the country, we should identify those people that performed these unlawful acts of beating people up and they should be charged.feedback

May 22 2017 - Watergate

I think it's reaching the point where it's of Watergate size and scale and a couple other scandals that you and I have seen. It's the centipede [where] the shoe continues to drop.feedback

May 21 2017

I don't know how to read it except that, I'm almost speechless because I don't know why someone would say something like that.feedback

May 19 2017 - Trump Presidency

Joe Lieberman has more experience than all of my Democratic colleagues combined. So screw them. And you can quote me.feedback

May 18 2017 - Kurds

This isn't Turkey. This isn't a third-world country.feedback

May 18 2017 - Iran

I think it's reaching the point where it's of Watergate size and scale.feedback

May 17 2017 - Watergate

I think it's reaching the point where it's of Watergate size and scale, and a couple of other scandals we've seen.feedback

May 17 2017 - Watergate

It's just another scandal that unfortunately continues every – it's now accelerating. Watergate took months. This thing seems to be taking hours.feedback

May 17 2017

This has been a very public continuing failure for the Department of Defense, in large part due to the failure of senior management to make this a priority for the department and invest the necessary time and will to get it done. This must end with you.feedback

May 16 2017 - Watergate

The shoes continue to drop, and every couple days there's a new aspect.feedback

May 16 2017 - Republican Party

Reports that this information was provided by a U.S. ally and shared without its knowledge sends a troubling signal to America's allies and partners around the world and may impair their willingness to share intelligence with us in the future.feedback

May 15 2017 - Republican Party

I think that Cornyn would be great, but I also think it might be nice to have Fran Townsend, the first woman in history to be the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. She's never been political.feedback

May 15 2017

We certainly don't want any president to leak classified information, but the president does have the right to do that.feedback

May 15 2017

It has driven some of the good staff off because of the expense involved.feedback

May 14 2017 - NAFTA

If you cancel Nafta, you harm the economy of my state.feedback

May 13 2017 - Trump Presidency

This scandal is going to go on. This is a centipede. I guarantee you there will be more shoes to drop.feedback

May 13 2017 - Russia

Isn't that the ugliest thing on earth? It's an assault on the senses.feedback

May 12 2017 - Trump Presidency

We do not need more assessments, reports and reviews. The threat is growing. Yet we remain stuck in a defensive crouch forced to handle every event on a case-by-case basis and woefully unprepared to address these threats.feedback

May 11 2017 - NAFTA

Unfortunately, your confirmation process has failed to reassure us that you understand the North American Free Trade Agreement's (NAFTA) positive economic benefits to our respective States and the nation as a whole.feedback

May 10 2017 - Methane

While I am concerned that the BLM rule may be onerous, passage of the resolution would have prevented the federal government, under any administration, from issuing a rule that is 'similar,' according to the plain reading of the Congressional Review Act.feedback

May 10 2017 - Russia

I have long called for a special congressional committee to investigate Russia's interference in the 2016 election. The president's decision to remove the FBI Director only confirms the need and the urgency of such a committee.feedback

May 09 2017 - Russia

I have long called for a special congressional committee to investigate Russia's interference in the 2016 election. The president's decision to remove the F.B.I. director only confirms the need and the urgency of such a committee.feedback

May 08 2017 - Taliban

If the present status quo prevails, then there's no end to it.feedback

May 05 2017 - Homosexuality

There's a lot of controversy concerning his nomination. We are getting some questions from both Republicans and Democrats on the Armed Services Committee. I think there are some issues that clearly need to be cleared up.feedback

May 04 2017 - Trump Presidency

Is there any member of the United States Senate that has read this? And many of us are going to be compelled to vote for it because we don't want to shut the government down.feedback

May 03 2017

Valor like his is hard to keep secret from men who have need of it.feedback

May 02 2017

There is more [defense] spending than just war funds. I'm upset about a lot of provisions.feedback

May 02 2017 - Republican Party

We also have to keep in mind that at no time in history has one party always remained in the majority. That's democracy.feedback

May 02 2017 - Human Rights

I don't understand it. You can't praise that kind of behavior and not raise concerns around the world. It's disturbing because we are proud Republicans and we stand for human rights. The statements, and the comments, obviously fly in the face of everything that I've stood for and believed in all my life.feedback

May 02 2017 - Nuclear weapons

The only time he should meet with him is to get the details of how North Korea will abandon their nuclear weapons program.feedback

May 02 2017 - Syria conflict

Now is not the time to send a signal to Russia that all is forgotten or forgiven.feedback

May 01 2017 - China

[Trump is] surrounding himself with an outstanding national security team. I can't guarantee to world leaders that he will always listen to them, but he has so far.feedback

Apr 30 2017

But to say you absolutely rule out that option of course would be foolish. But it has to be the ultimate last option.feedback

Apr 30 2017

I can't guarantee to world leaders that he will always listen to [that team] but he has so far. Sometimes it's important to watch what the president does rather than what he says.feedback

Apr 29 2017

I'm sure there is, I just haven't detected it.feedback

Apr 27 2017

Problems are building up in southeast Europe. The U.S. urgently needs to start paying attention again.feedback

Apr 26 2017 - China

China is the key to this.feedback

Apr 26 2017 - Republican Party

In my view you've got to have an interpretation of a, quote, wall as a barrier to illegal drugs, illegal people, these gangs that are coming from the Central American countries, and that means using every bit of technology that you have. I believe that he is at least considering that definition.feedback

Apr 26 2017 - Republican Party

That was the No. 1 issue in my campaign. And when I don't get it replaced, if it's not replaced, then it reflects on my campaign.feedback

Apr 26 2017 - NAFTA

Withdrawing from #NAFTA would be a disaster for #Arizona jobs & economy – @POTUS shouldn't abandon this vital trade agreement.feedback

Apr 25 2017

We are probably in one of the most challenging situations since the Cuban missile crisis. Would be the last one.feedback

Apr 21 2017 - South Korea

There are artillery on the border between North and South Korea that can reach Seoul, and we can't take them all out before [they launch an attack].feedback

Apr 16 2017

Of those 400,000 men, women and children who were slaughtered [in the Syrian war], they weren't slaughtered by ISIS. They were slaughtered by Bashar Assad.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - South Korea

This could be the first test, real test, of the Trump presidency. They can stop this if they want to because of their control over the North Korean economy. There are artillery on the border between North and South Korea that can reach Seoul and we can't take them all out before – I mean, this is a very serious. This may be the first test of this presidency. But China can shut them down. Whether they are currency manipulators or not, we should expect them to act to prevent what could be a cataclysmic event.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - Syria conflict

This guy [leader Kim Jong Un] in North Korea is not rational. His father and his grandfather were much more rational than he is. We've got to develop a strategy. There is still not an overall strategy that he can come to Congress and his advisers and say, okay, this is how we are going to handle Syria. Here's how we are going to handle post-Mosul Iraq. We've got to have a strategy and I'll give them some more time but so far that strategy is not apparent.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - North Korea

I don't think so, but I wouldn't rule it out.feedback

Apr 13 2017 - NATO

My message to you is the same as the one I delivered to Serbian Prime Minister Vucic earlier this week. Advancing the EU-facilitated, US-supported dialogue is in the interest of Kosovars and Serbs alike.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - NATO

There is also evidence that Russians are trying to undermine the democratic process in other parts of the world. I believe the Russian behavior requires our solidarity and our strength, in order to preserve principles and fundamentals of democracy. The behavior on the part of the Russians throughout the region and the world is not acceptable in these times.feedback

Apr 10 2017 - Nigeria

We've really got to try to do what we can to contain them.feedback

Apr 09 2017 - SCOTUS

Actually, the process that we went through, which was purely partisan, is not the way, generally speaking, to get things done. I think he deserves some credit for getting this done.feedback

Apr 08 2017

I think it's a very sad day for the Senate. We have now destroyed that 200 years of tradition requiring 60 votes. Next it will be the legislative 60-votes.feedback

Apr 07 2017 - SCOTUS

I am very concerned about the future, which will then, with only a 51-vote majority required, lead to polarization of the nominees as far as their philosophies are concerned, when the majority does not have to consider the concerns and the votes of the minority.feedback

Apr 07 2017

The signal I think that was sent last night ... was a very, very important one.feedback

Apr 07 2017 - Syria conflict

Unlike the previous administration, President Trump confronted a pivotal moment in Syria and took action. For that, he deserves the support of the American people.feedback

Apr 07 2017 - Syria conflict

I would love to see the tweeting stop. But I'd also like to see pigs fly. ... I just think it's in his DNA. But perhaps there will be more restraint.feedback

Apr 07 2017 - Syria conflict

Building on tonight's credible first step, we must finally learn the lessons of history and ensure that tactical success leads to strategic progress. That means following through with a new, comprehensive strategy in coordination with our allies and partners to end the conflict in Syria.feedback

Apr 07 2017

Obviously he listened to that team, and that's what's most encouraging to me, is that he respects Mattis, he respects McMaster, he respects Kelly.feedback

Apr 06 2017 - Russian probe

The biggest mistake was not consulting with the Democrats.feedback

Apr 06 2017

Now that we're entering into an era where a simple majority decides all judicial nominations, we will see more and more nominees from the extremes of both left and right. I do not see how that will ensure a fair and impartial judiciary.feedback

Apr 06 2017

We'll all live to regret it. I think to a significant degree it's the end of the unique role that the Senate plays, that Benjamin Franklin talked about: the saucer that cools the coffee. That is now disappearing.feedback

Apr 06 2017

I know that he was deeply moved, as we all were, at the spectacle of this slaughter.feedback

Apr 06 2017

What are about to do at the end of this week will have tremendous consequences, and I fear that some day we will regret what we're about to do. In fact, I'm confident we will.feedback

Apr 06 2017 - Republican Party

This is a test of the new administration, but also for our entire country. Assad is trying to see what he can get away with.feedback

Apr 06 2017

Their actions came back to haunt them. I believe ours will as well.feedback

Apr 06 2017 - SCOTUS

I could count, sure. But I had hoped that we could do what we had done in the past, and that was reach some agreement. And we haven't, so it's permanent damage to the body.feedback

Apr 06 2017

I fear that someday we will regret what we are about to do. In fact, I am confident we will.feedback

Apr 05 2017

Idiot, whoever says that is a stupid idiot, who has not been here and seen what I've been through and how we were able to avoid that on several occasions. And they are stupid and they've deceived their voters because they are so stupid.feedback

Apr 05 2017

I'm sure they are encouraged to know the United States is withdrawing and seeking a new arrangement with the Russians. It is another disgraceful chapter in American history, and it was predictable.feedback

Apr 04 2017

I want to hear him say we're going to arm the Free Syrian Army, we're going to dedicate ourselves to the removal of Bashar Assad.feedback

Apr 04 2017 - Hezbollah

We will not sit by and watch chemical weapons being used to slaughter innocent women and children.feedback

Apr 04 2017

This is a severe body blow to the Senate as an institution.feedback

Apr 04 2017

The recent statements by US officials suggesting otherwise only serve to legitimise the actions of this war criminal in Damascus.feedback

Apr 03 2017 - SCOTUS

It's over, it's over, there was plenty of talk – conversations that I had – they didn't come to fruition and they have enough declared (to support a filibuster) now that it's over.feedback

Apr 02 2017 - Russian probe

The fact is that we know for a fact the Russians tried to change the outcome of our election, attacking the very fundamentals of democracy. We need to know how, we need to know why, and most of all we need to know what to do to prevent this kind of activity, which they continue to carry on in free nations around the world.feedback

Apr 02 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

They're succeeding in continuing their dismemberment of Ukraine, they're succeeding in exerting enormous influence in the Middle East, which they never had before.feedback

Apr 02 2017 - North Korea

China is the only one that can control Kim Jong-un, this crazy fat kid that's running North Korea. They could stop North Korea's economy in a week.feedback

Mar 30 2017 - Republican Party

Our first priority is the men and women in uniform and I'm not going to put them at greater risk even if I have to shut down the government.feedback

Mar 30 2017

China is the one, the only one, that can control Kim Jong Un, this crazy fat kid that's running North Korea. What, did they want me to call him a crazy skinny kid?feedback

Mar 29 2017

We've got a lot of work to do. And one of the things we need to do – and it's going to be harder now because we just failed – is there's got to be bipartisanship.feedback

Mar 29 2017

We just have a different environment around here. People don't sit down and talk the way they used to.feedback

Mar 28 2017

There needs to be a lot of explaining to do. I've been around for quite a while and I never heard of any such thing.feedback

Mar 28 2017 - NATO

It is a nation in this contest that we are now engaged in with Vladimir Putin, who has committed to extending the reach and influence of the Russian government … to the point where he attempted a coup to overthrow the freely elected government of Montenegro. If we turn down Montenegro it will not remain the democracy that it is today.feedback

Mar 24 2017

This is a most serious issue. The question is how significant were those ties.feedback

Mar 23 2017

I have long ago given up on trying to interpret the remarks of the president of the United States.feedback

Mar 23 2017 - Trump Tower

I have not seen anything like it. It is very disturbing. I think the president can obviously express his views and emotions, but nothing has changed since the director of the FBI said there was no evidence that Trump Tower had been 'wiretapped.feedback

Mar 23 2017

No longer does the Congress have credibility to handle this alone, and I don't say that lightly.feedback

Mar 23 2017 - Republican Party

There's always additional information that comes out before it's concluded.feedback

Mar 22 2017

Other shoes will drop.feedback

Mar 19 2017

All of us know that leaks happen in this town, and we all don't like it – but the fact is that you now have a much larger issue to address.feedback

Mar 16 2017 - Mexico

My focus is on defense spending. Not 'the fence' – defense.feedback

Mar 15 2017 - Deportation

We simply cannot win this war without the assistance of the Afghan people who put their lives on the line to help American troops and diplomats serving in harm's way.feedback

Mar 15 2017

This legislation would ensure the continuation of this vital Special Immigrant Visa program, and send a clear message that America will not turn its back on those – who at great personal risk – stand with us in the fight against terror.feedback

Mar 14 2017

I think that after what they have done.feedback

Mar 13 2017 - Wiretapping

The president has one of two choices – either retract or provide the information that the American people deserve.feedback

Mar 13 2017

I think the president has one of two choices: either retract or to provide the information that the American people deserve. If his predecessor violated the law, President Obama violated the law, we have got a serious issue here, to say the least.feedback

Mar 13 2017 - Afghanistan

The U.S. objective is the same as in 2001: to prevent terrorists from using that country’s territory to attack our homeland.feedback

Mar 12 2017 - Wiretapping

I think the president has one of two choices: either retract or to provide the information that the American people deserve, because, if his predecessor violated the law, President Obama violated the law, we have got a serious issue here, to say the least. I do believe on issues such as this, accusing a former president of the United States of something which is not only illegal, but just unheard of, that requires corroboration. I'll let the American people be the judge, but this is serious stuff.feedback

Mar 12 2017 - Trump Tower

I do believe on issues such as this, accusing a former president of the United States of something which is not only illegal, but just unheard of, that requires corroboration. I'll let the American people be the judge, but this is serious stuff.feedback

Mar 10 2017

This legislation would address CBP's chronic staffing shortage by streamlining background tests for qualified veterans, military service members, and law enforcement officers in good standing.feedback

Mar 07 2017 - Wikileaks

I'd like to see a greater emphasis, to tell you the truth. I really would. I'd like to see a greater emphasis.feedback

Mar 07 2017

Have no doubt: If we let this program lapse, more than a million veterans will lose their ability to visit a community provider, the VA system will once again become overwhelmed, and veterans will go back to the pre-scandal days of unending wait-times for much-needed care.feedback

Mar 07 2017 - Wiretapping

I think that the first thing has to happen, is the president should tell the American people where he got the information that the previous president of the United States was violating the law.feedback

Mar 06 2017 - Wiretapping

The dimensions of this are huge. It's accusing a former president of the United States of violating the law. That's never happened before.feedback

Mar 04 2017

In other words, President Trump intends to submit a defense budget that is a mere 3 percent above President Obama's defense budget, which has left our military underfunded, undersized, and unready to confront threats to our national security.feedback

Mar 03 2017

Many of our peoples, including in my own country, are giving up on the West.feedback

Mar 02 2017

We simply cannot afford to pay $12.9 billion for a single ship.feedback

Mar 01 2017 - Immigration

I hope that it opens the door for comprehensive immigration reform, which we obviously feel is vital.feedback

Feb 27 2017

With a world on fire, America cannot secure peace through strength with just 3 percent more than President Obama's budget.feedback

Feb 20 2017

He is a man of genuine intellect, character, and ability. He knows how to succeed. I give President Trump great credit for this decision, as well as his national security Cabinet choices.feedback

Feb 19 2017

When you look at history, the first thing that dictators do is shut down the press. And I'm not saying that President Trump is trying to be a dictator. I'm just saying we need to learn the lessons of history.feedback

Feb 19 2017 - Immigration

I worry about the president's understanding of some of these issues and his contradictory articulations. And I think the rollout of the, quote, immigration reform was an example of a need for an orderly decision making process in the White House.feedback

Feb 19 2017

I think we should give the president the benefit of the doubt. But at the same time, we have our responsibilities of advise and consent.feedback

Feb 19 2017

If you want to preserve – I'm very serious now – if you want to preserve democracy as we know it, you have to have a free and many times adversarial press. And without it, I am afraid that we would lose so much of our individual liberties over time. That's how dictators get started.feedback

Feb 19 2017 - O'Reilly Factor

They have a lot of trust in these individuals. We've just got to have a consistent message to these people who are seriously threatened, particularly our friends in the Baltics. I guess it was Bill O'Reilly who said, But Putin is a killer.' And he basically said, So are we. That moral equivalency is a contradiction of everything the United States has ever stood for in the 20th and 21st century.feedback

Feb 18 2017

What would von Kleist's generation say if they saw our world today? I fear much about it would be all too familiar for them and they would be alarmed by it. They would be alarmed by an increasing turn away from universal values and toward old ties of blood and race and sectarianism. These are dangerous times, but you should not count America out, and we should not count each other out.feedback

Feb 17 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

I think that the Flynn issue obviously is something that shows that in many respects this administration is in disarray and they've got a lot of work to do. The president I think makes statements (and) on other occasions contradicts himself. So we've learned to watch what the president does as opposed to what he says.feedback

Feb 16 2017

Mulvaney has spent his last six years in the House of Representatives pitting the national debt against our military.feedback

Feb 15 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

Something like this always sucks the oxygen out of the room. The president's national security adviser did not tell the vice president of the United States the truth and had to be fired. It brings up a lot of questions and those questions need to be answered. Right now, without a national security adviser and everything else that's going on in the White House, it is dysfunctional on national security.feedback

Feb 14 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

It's dysfunctional as far as national security is concerned. Who is in charge? I don't know of anyone outside of the White House who knows.feedback

Feb 14 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

We need to look at the whole issue … our relationship with Russia and how certain things happened the way they did.feedback

Feb 14 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

General Flynn's resignation also raises further questions about the Trump administration's intentions toward Vladimir Putin's Russia, including statements by the president suggesting moral equivalence between the United States and Russia despite its invasion of Ukraine, annexation of Crimea, threats to our NATO allies, and attempted interference in American elections.feedback

Feb 08 2017 - Al-Qaeda

My understanding of the parameters of the raid were, they wanted to capture individuals. The objective was to kill the bad guys but also capture some of them.feedback

Feb 08 2017

Any connection between success or failure and the heroism of men and women who serve, there is none.feedback

Feb 08 2017 - Al-Qaeda

When you lose a $75 million airplane and, more importantly, an American life is lost … I don't believe you can call it a success. My understanding of the parameters of the raid were they wanted to capture individuals and obviously they didn't want to kill children or women and obviously it was not the intention to lose a $75 million airplane as well as the loss of a life. So I believe those were the parameters with which they embarked on the mission. Obviously that didn't happen.feedback

Feb 02 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

Vladimir Putin's violent campaign to destabilize and dismember the sovereign nation of Ukraine will not stop unless and until he meets a strong and determined response.feedback

Feb 02 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

That this surge of attacks began the day after he talked with you by phone is a clear indication that Vladimir Putin is moving quickly to test you as commander in chief. America's response will have lasting consequences.feedback

Feb 02 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

In light of the latest Russian attacks and the prospect of future aggression against Ukraine, I urge you to exercise the authority given to you by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 to provide defensive lethal assistance to Ukraine to defend its territory against further violations by Russia and its separatist proxies.feedback

Feb 02 2017 - Terrorism

Failing to do so now not only risks Ukraine's sovereignty, but the further erosion of American credibility. This deepening cooperation is a reminder that from maintaining security and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region to combatting radical Islamist terrorism, the U.S-Australia relationship is more important than ever.feedback

Feb 02 2017

We are united by ties of family and friendship, mutual interests and common values, and shared sacrifice in wartime.feedback

Feb 02 2017

In that spirit, I called Australia's Ambassador to the United States this morning to express my unwavering support for the U.S.-Australia alliance. I asked Ambassador Hockey to convey to the people of Australia that their American brothers and sisters value our historic alliance, honor the sacrifice of the Australians who have served and are serving by our side, and remain committed to the safer, freer, and better world that Australia does far more than its fair share to protect and promote.feedback

Feb 02 2017 - US Marine Corps

This, in my view, was an unnecessary and frankly harmful open dispute over an issue which is not nearly as important as United States-Australian cooperation in working together, including training of our marines in Australia and other areas of military cooperation and intelligence.feedback

Feb 01 2017

Listen, this wasn't an easy call, but I believe when there's doubt, the incoming president gets the benefit of the doubt.feedback

Jan 31 2017 - Russia

Each of our last three presidents had high hopes for building a partnership with the Russian government. Each attempt failed, not for lack of good faith and effort on the U.S. side, but because Putin wants to be our enemy. He needs us as his enemy.feedback

Jan 31 2017

Right now, those Iraqis can't come to Arizona to train to be F-16 pilots to defend Americans. That's wrong.feedback

Jan 31 2017 - Iraq

There's no comparison. There's thousands of Americans fighting in Iraq as we speak. And what if the Iraqis decided, OK, we're not going to let all these contractors (working with U.S. forces) ... have visas to come into our country? Let's see what they do.feedback

Jan 31 2017

General Kelly today made some very significant changes to what was initially publicized. So let's see what they do.feedback

Jan 30 2017 - Department of Homeland Security

We fear this executive order will become a self-inflicted wound in the fight against terrorism.feedback

Jan 28 2017 - Trump-Putin

For our commander in chief to think otherwise would be naive and dangerous.feedback

Jan 28 2017 - Trump-Putin

I hope President Trump will put an end to this speculation and reject such a reckless course. If he does not, I will work with my colleagues to codify sanctions against Russia into law.feedback

Jan 27 2017

When he brings up this issue of torture again, I have to speak up. I have to speak up. I have to. I have no choice on that.feedback

Jan 26 2017 - Afghanistan

I'm interested in what our military needs and whether they're receiving it. It's clear from your record that you've been an impediment to that for years. You've spent your entire congressional career pitting the debt against the military, and each time, at least for you, our military was less important.feedback

Jan 26 2017

We are not bringing back torture in the United States of America.feedback

Jan 26 2017

I'm not inclined to support it. History shows you can tunnel under them, you can breach them.feedback

Jan 25 2017

There's no evidence of that. And I think that those who allege that have to come up with some substantiation of the claim.feedback

Jan 24 2017

Maybe you don't take it with the seriousness it deserves.feedback

Jan 23 2017 - Russia

Though we still have concerns about his past dealings with the Russian government and President Vladimir Putin, we believe that Mr. Tillerson can be an effective advocate for U.S. interests.feedback

Jan 22 2017

Listen, this wasn't an easy call. But I also believe that, when there's doubt, the president, the incoming president, gets the benefit of the doubt.feedback

Jan 13 2017

Pompeo's very popular, Mattis, Kelly – these are popular selections.feedback

Jan 12 2017

He is without a doubt one of the finest military officers of his generation and an extraordinary leader who inspires a rare and special admiration of his troops.feedback

Jan 11 2017

We'll wait and see what the budget is, but my first priority is defending the nation, and the cuts that we enacted have put the security of the nation in danger.feedback

Jan 11 2017

That has been the extent of my contact with the FBI or any other government agency regarding this issue.feedback

Jan 11 2017

Every president should have the benefit of the doubt as to their nominees. So there has to be a compelling reason not to. I still have some concerns and I have got some more questions for Mr. Tillerson.feedback

Jan 08 2017

We need to come to grips with it and get to the bottom of it and overall come up with a strategy in this new form of warfare that can basically harm our economy, harm our elections, harm our national security.feedback

Jan 06 2017

Do you think there's any credibility we should attach to this individual.feedback

Jan 05 2017

Every American should be alarmed by Russia's attacks on our nation. There is no national security interest more vital to the United States of America than the ability to hold free and fair elections without foreign interference. That is why Congress must set partisanship aside, follow the facts, and work together to devise comprehensive solutions to deter, defend against, and, when necessary, respond to foreign cyberattacks.feedback

Jan 01 2017 - Sanctions

We will strongly urge our colleagues toward more meaningful and stronger sanctions against Russia because of their attack on the United States of America. I believe that we must continue to improve our relations and to understand that Vladimir Putin - unless we stand up to him - will continue his aggression and we must stand up to Vladimir Putin.feedback

Jan 01 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

In 2017 we will defeat the invaders and send them back where they came from. To Vladimir Putin – you will never defeat the Ukrainian people and deprive them of their independence and freedom.feedback

Dec 30 2016 - Sanctions

We intend to lead the effort in the new Congress to impose stronger sanctions on Russia.feedback

Dec 29 2016 - Trump-Putin

I agree with president elect that we need to get on of our lives - without having elections being affected by any outside influence, especially Vladimir Putin, who is a thug and a murderer.feedback

Dec 29 2016 - Russia

I and several of my colleagues have concerns about Mr Tillerson, and some of his past activities, specifically his relationship with Vladimir Putin. I have concerns but at the same time I'm certain we will give Mr Tillerson an opportunity to make his case about why he is qualified to be Secretary of State.feedback

Dec 27 2016 - NATO

But I am convinced and certain that our relationship and [...] the American relationship with NATO, will remain the same. I think the presence of the American troops here in Estonia is a signal that we believe in what Ronald Reagan believed, and that is peace through strength.feedback

Dec 23 2016 - Israel

The abstention of the United States has made us complicit in this outrageous attack, and marks a troubling departure from our nation's long, bipartisan history of defending our ally Israel in the United Nations. This resolution will serve as yet another roadblock to peace between Israelis and Palestinians, and embolden the enemies of Israel.feedback

Dec 20 2016

There's no doubt they were interfering and no doubt that it was cyberattacks. The question now is how much and what damage and what should the United States of America do? And so far, we have been totally paralyzed.feedback

Dec 19 2016

We need a select committee. We need to get to the bottom of this. We need to find out exactly what was done and what the implications of the attacks were, especially if they had an effect on our election. There's no doubt they were interfering and no doubt that it was cyberattacks. The question now is how much and what damage and what should the United States of America do? And so far, we have been totally paralyzed.feedback

Dec 18 2016

Everybody is taking advantage of it, and hopefully that will change soon.feedback

Dec 13 2016 - Russia

It's very well-known that he has a very close relationship with Vladimir Putin.feedback

Dec 13 2016 - CIA

Actually, because Mr. Priebus said that doesn't mean it's true. We need a thorough investigation of it, whether both (Democratic and Republican organizations) were hacked into, what the Russian intentions were. We cannot draw a conclusion yet. That's why we need a thorough investigation.feedback

Dec 13 2016 - CIA

It's obvious that the Russians hacked into our campaigns.feedback

Dec 13 2016

I think history will judge that these are unintended results that are going to cause great challenges to the United States for years to come.feedback

Dec 12 2016 - Taiwan

I do not respond to every comment by the president-elect because it may be reversed the next day.feedback

Dec 12 2016

The question is, of course, what was the intention and that's why we need an investigation.feedback

Dec 12 2016 - Russia

It's a matter of concern to me that he has such a close personal relationship with Vladimir Putin. And obviously they've done enormous deals together.feedback

Dec 12 2016

We'll give him a fair hearing. But is it a matter of concern? Certainly it should be a matter of concern.feedback

Dec 07 2016

I joked recently that I've resented it ever since. Neither of us is the shy and retiring type. We've both been known to hold a strong opinion or two, and, when circumstances warrant, we would rather make our points emphatically than elliptically.feedback

Dec 01 2016

I think the first priority is Obamacare and that's going to take most of the oxygen out of the room.feedback

Nov 22 2016 - CIA

I don't give a damn what the president of the United States wants to do or anybody else wants to do. We will not waterboard. We will not do it.feedback

Nov 08 2016

It's fair to say, then, that tonight is very meaningful to me.feedback

Sep 09 2016

There are no excuses for Donald Trump offensive behaviour, Cindy and I will not vote for him.feedback

Aug 31 2016

My opponent, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, is a good person. But if Hillary Clinton is elected president, Arizona will need a senator who will act as a check – not a rubber stamp.feedback

Aug 31 2016

There is a lot at stake in this election, no matter who wins the presidency. Most of all, it's important that Republicans can fight for the resources our military needs to allow the men and women of our armed forces to continue doing what they do best: keeping us safe from all enemies, defending our interest wherever they are threatened, and exemplifying the values we believe all humanity is entitled to.feedback

Aug 29 2016

Huma represents what is best about America: the daughter of immigrants, who has risen to the highest levels of our government on the basis of her substantial personal merit and her abiding commitment to the American ideals that she embodies so fully.feedback

Aug 26 2016 - Afghanistan

The strategic imperative for improved relations between the U.S. and Pakistan is clear - for the safety of American troops and the success of their mission in Afghanistan, for the stability of the region and for the national security of both Pakistan and the U.S.feedback

Aug 05 2016

Residents "know my record, and they know what I have done and what I can do for the state,". And they will make the decision on that basis. I am totally confident.feedback

Aug 01 2016

I am not prejudging, OK, but it is well known that in the searches for Bergdahl, after - we know now - he deserted, there are allegations that some American soldiers were killed or wounded, or at the very least put their lives in danger, searching for what is clearly a deserter.feedback

Aug 01 2016 - Republican Party

I cannot emphasize enough how deeply I disagree with Mr. Trump's statements. I hope Americans understand that the remarks do not represent the views of our Republican Party, its officers or candidates. While our party has bestowed upon him the nomination, it is not accompanied by unfettered license to defame those who are the best among us.feedback

Jun 22 2016

We aren't asking for content, we're asking for usage.feedback

Jun 14 2016

By not allowing them to come to this country, they're going to die.feedback

May 05 2016

I will do what I can to influence the campaign in the areas of national security that I think are most needed to be addressed.feedback

Feb 25 2016

If someone wants to build an engine for an airplane that requires congressional authorization, then it must be known who's making it and under what circumstances.feedback

Feb 14 2016 - Aleppo

Let's be clear about what this agreement does. It allows Russia's assault on Aleppo to continue for another week. Mr Putin is not interested in being our partner. He wants to shore up the Assad regime, he wants to establish Russia as a major power in the Middle East, he wants to use Syria as a live fire exercise for Russia's modernizing military.feedback

May 25 2015 - Palmyra

There is no strategy. And anybody that says that there is, I'd like to hear what it is, because it certainly isn't apparent now and…. right now we are seeing these horrible, reports are now in Palmyra, they're executing people and leaving their bodies in the streets. Meanwhile, the President of the United States is saying the biggest enemy we have is climate change.feedback

Dec 05 2014

I hope that Dr. Carter fully understands that as previous Secretaries of Defense have strongly attested he will likely have limited influence over the tight circle around the president who apparently control the entire strategic decision-making process.feedback

Aug 01 2014

We could not go out for a month or five weeks and not act to help the Israelis replenish their supply of Iron Dome missiles.feedback

Jan 28 2014

He doesn't say a word about Syria. We just documented that 11,000 people were killed, murdered and tortured. There is no leadership. It's a shameful chapter in American history.feedback

Aug 06 2013 - Egypt

We also urge the release of political prisoners. We also urge strongly a national dialogue, national dialogue that is inclusive of parties, including the Muslim Brotherhood. And at the same time, we expect the Muslim Brotherhood to refrain from violence.feedback

Jun 28 2013

These are people who wanted to come to this country, not because they wanted to do anything but realise the American dream. That's what they want. That's what they risk their lives and in fact gave their lives for and, yes, they did so illegally – and they're willing to pay a penalty for crossing our border illegally.feedback

May 21 2013

Apple claims to be the largest US corporate taxpayer, but by sheer size and scale, it is also among America's largest tax avoiders.feedback

Aug 30 2012

Clearly, this election is going to be about jobs and the economy, and Mitt Romney has got to improve his favourability, but also needs to present a clear blueprint of getting our economy back on track.feedback

Aug 25 2010 - Unemployment

Staggering unemployment, a devastated housing market which shows little signs of improvement, a river of red ink that threatens your prosperity and the prosperity of future generations of Americans.feedback

Jan 07 2010 - CIA

Clearly the involvement of al-Qaeda or other elements seems to be apparent here. But we continue to be grateful for the work that the CIA continues to do here and their employees, and these brave young people who put their lives on the line, every single day.feedback

Oct 07 2009

I'm very convinced that General McChrystal's analysis is not only correct but should be employed as quickly as possible.feedback

Jun 22 2009

I'm not for sending arms, I'm not for fomenting violence. Nothing, except to say that America's position in the world is one of moral leadership. And that's what America's all about.feedback

Nov 12 2008

I'm sleeping like a baby. I sleep two hours, wake up and cry ….feedback

Nov 05 2008

This is an historic election. We fought as hard as we could. And though we fell short, the failure is mine, not yours.feedback

Nov 04 2008

The President is a lonely man in a dark room, when the casualty reports comes in. I am not afraid of that burden. I know both the blessing and the price of freedom.feedback

Nov 04 2008

My friends, we need to win New Mexico tomorrow…with your help we will win. get your neighbours to the poll… I need your vote, I need to bring real change to Washington.feedback

Nov 03 2008

We are not going to spend 750 billion dollars of your money just bailing out the Wall St bankers and brokers who got us into this mess. Senator Obama will. I am going to make sure we take care of the working people who are devastated by the excesses of Wall St and Washington.feedback

Nov 03 2008

I have served my country all my life and I have always put my country first. (…) I come to the people of New Hampshire – Republicans, Independents, Democrats, libertarians, vegetarians – all of them, and ask again to let me go on one more mission.feedback

Nov 01 2008

If I am elected president, I will not spend nearly a trillion dollars more of your money. Senator Obama will. And he cannot do that without raising your taxes or digging us further into debt. I am going to make government live on a budget, just like you do.feedback

Nov 01 2008

We need a new direction and we have to fight for it. I have travelled all over this great state of Ohio and I can tell you I know a winning campaign when I see one. I know the momentum, I know the enthusiasm. My friends, again Ohio will lead America and select the next president of the United States.feedback

Oct 31 2008

Joe is with us today. Joe, where are you? Where is Joe? Is Joe here with us today? Joe, I thought you were here today. Alright, you are all Joe the plumbers. So all of you stand up and say….feedback

Oct 31 2008

I've been in a lot of campaigns and I've seen momentum and I can feel momentum in this room tonight and we're gonna win, we're gonna win Ohio. I can feel it, I can feel it.feedback

Oct 29 2008

He said that even though lower taxes on investment help our economy, he favours higher taxes on investment for quote 'fairness'. There is nothing fair about driving our economy into the ground. We all suffer when that happens and that is the problem with Senator Obama's approach to our economy. He is more interested in controlling wealth than creating it, in redistributing money instead of spreading opportunity.feedback

Oct 29 2008 - Iraq

My opponent is working out the details with Speaker (Nancy) Pelosi and Senator (Harry) Reid of their plans to raise your taxes, increase spending and concede defeat in Iraq.feedback

Oct 28 2008

Do you want to keep it invested in your future or do you want to have it taken by the most liberal person ever to run for the presidency? And the Democratic leaders, most liberal, who have been running Congress for the past two years, (House speaker) Nancy Pelosi and (Senate majority leader) Harry Reid. You know my friends, this is a dangerous threesome.feedback

Oct 27 2008

I'm aware it's been many, many, many years since a presidential candidate was able to win the presidency without Ohio, I don't intend to take that risk. We will win Ohio, we will win, we will win.feedback

Oct 26 2008

I'm and American and I chose to fight. Fight for a new direction for our country. Fight for what is right for America. Fight to clean up thmess of corruption, in fighting and selfishness in Washington.feedback

Oct 25 2008

The answer to a slowing economy is not higher taxes, but that is exactly what is going to happen when the Democrats have total control of Washington. We can't let that happen.feedback

Oct 24 2008

Just yesterday we've received news that jobless claims have increased by 15.000, and yet just this week Senator Obama announced that his plan will have a work requirement meaning that those who are unemployed will receive no help under the Obama plan – but Obama's tax increases will put even more people out of work.feedback

Oct 24 2008

After months of campaign trail eloquence, we finally learned what Senator Obama's economic goal is, as he told Joe the plumber in Ohio he wants to, quote, spread the wealth around.feedback

Oct 22 2008

What's more troubling is that Senator Obama told their campaign donors that when the crisis hits they would have to stand with him because it wouldn't be apparent that Senator Obama would have the right response. Forget apparent, we know Senator Obama wouldn't have the right response.feedback

Oct 21 2008

America is a great country but we are in a moment of national crisis that will determine our future.feedback

Oct 20 2008

Well, I have always admired and respected General Powell. We are longtime friends. This doesn't come as a surprise. But I am also very pleased to have the endorsement of four former secretaries of state, Secretaries Kissinger, Baker, Eagleburger and Haig.feedback

Oct 19 2008

Barack Obama's plan to raise taxes on some in order to ive cheques to others, it isn't a tax cut, it's just another government giveaway.feedback

Oct 17 2008

I can't shake that feeling that some people here are pulling for me. I'm delighted to see you here tonight, Hillary.feedback

Oct 16 2008

Why would you want to increase everybody's taxes right now? Why would you want to do that? Anyone, anyone in America when we have such a tough time, when these small business people like Joe the plumber are going to create jobs, unless you take that money away from him and spread the wealth around.feedback

Oct 16 2008

Joe, I want to tell you, I will help you buy that business that you have worked your whole life for and I will keep your taxes low and I will provide affordable and available healthcare for you and your employees.feedback

Oct 15 2008 - Unemployment

And we will reduce the federal business tax rate from 35 per cent, the second highest in the world, to 25 per cent. I am also proposing today that for those who are between jobs, we eliminate all taxes on unemployment benefits.feedback

Oct 12 2008 - Democratic Party

It's people who are trying to stay in their homes, keep their jobs and afford health care, is what they want for us to yell at each other? No. What they want is for us to sit down, together Republican and Democrat to work together in this terrible time of crisis, this largest financial crisis in our history.feedback

Oct 08 2008

Senator Obama says that it has to be safe or disposable or something like that.feedback

Oct 08 2008

Obama does not understand out national security challenges – we don't have time for on the job training.feedback

Oct 04 2008

The action Congress took today is a tourniquet, it is not a permanent solution, our economy is still hurting, hurting badly, further action is needed and it shouldn't take a crisis to get this country to act and this Congress to act in a bipartisan fashion.feedback

Oct 01 2008

Inaction is not an option. Businesses all over the country cannot borrow to finance their own operations and pay their bills. If we do nothing many will fail.feedback

Oct 01 2008

I know that many of the solutions to this problem may be unpopular, but the dire consequences of inaction will be far more damaging to the economic security of American families and the fault will all be ours.feedback

Sep 30 2008

Now it's time for all members of Congress to go back to the drawing board. I call on Congress to get back obviously immediately to address this crisis. Our leaders are expected to leave partisanship at the door and come to the table to solve our problems.feedback

Sep 27 2008 - Iraq

The next president of the United States is not going to have to address the issue as to why we went into Iraq or not. The next president of the United States is going to have to decide how we leave, when we leave, and what we leave behind. That's the decision of the next president of the United States.feedback

Sep 27 2008

The point is we've finally seen Republicans and Democrats sitting down and negotiating together and coming up with a package.feedback

Sep 23 2008

I'm greatly concerned about the plan that gives a single individual the unprecedented power to spend one trillion dollars, one trillion dollars, without any meaningful accountability … When we're talking about a trillion dollars of taxpayer money, trust me' just isn't good enough.feedback

Sep 22 2008

I proposed a plan for comprehensive reform with the broken institutions that allowed this crisis to become a grave threat to our economy. Senator Obama has declined to put forth a plan of his own. In a time of crisis when leadership is needed, Senator Obama has simply not provided it.feedback

Sep 18 2008 - Wall Street

I am here to send a message to Washington and Wall Street. We are not going to leave the workers here in Michigan hung out to dry while we give billions of taxpayers' dollars to Wall Street. We are going to take care of the workers. They're the ones who deserve our help.feedback

Sep 18 2008

While employees, shareholders, and other victims are left with nothing but trouble and debt, the people that helped cause the collapse make off with tens of millions in severance packages. Disgraceful.feedback

Sep 10 2008 - Feminism

We can win this election.feedback

Aug 17 2008 - Al-Qaeda

We have to not only bring about ceasefire, but we have to have honour. One of the most fundamental rights of any nation is territorial integrity. the Russians must respect the entire territorial integrity of Georgia.feedback

Jul 26 2008 - Afghanistan

He was one of only 14 senators to vote against the emergency funding in May 2007 that supported our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. He would choose to lose in Iraq in hopes of winning in Afghanistan. But had his position been adopted, we would have lost both wars.feedback

Jul 25 2008

But I would much prefer to do it as President of the United States rather than as a candidate for the office of presidency.feedback

Feb 08 2008

Many of you have disagreed strongly with some positions I have taken in recent years. I understand that. I might not agree with it, but I respect it for the principled position it is. And that is my sincere hope – that even if you believe I have occasionally erred in my reasoning as a fellow conservative, you will still allow that I have, in many ways, maintained the record of a conservative.feedback

Jan 30 2008

Our victory may not have reached landslide proportions, but it is sweet nonetheless. My friends, in one week, we will have as close to a national primary as we have ever had in our country. I intend to win and be the nominee of our party.feedback

Jan 09 2008

I talked to the people of New Hampshire. I reasoned with you. I listened to you. I answered you. Sometimes I argued with you, but I always told you the truth as best I can see the truth … and you did me the great honor of listening. Thank you, New Hampshire.feedback

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