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That will be the question I have for each one of you. What office are you running for?feedback
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NEW Apr 30 2017
In this page you'll find all points of view published about American politics. You'll find 1140 quotes on this page. You can filter them by date and by a person’s name. You can also see the other popular topics. The 3 people who have been quoted more about American politics are: Donald J. Trump, Paul Ryan and Chuck Schumer. Donald J. Trump specifically said: “I know Putin and I'll tell you what, we get along with Putin.”.
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Steven Hall

Is it possible that these are just well meaning people who are reaching out to Americans with shared interests? It is possible. Is it likely? I don't think it's likely at all. . . . My assessment is that it's definitely part of something bigger.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I know Putin and I'll tell you what, we get along with Putin.feedback

Maria Butina

No government official has EVER approached me about 'fostering ties' with any Americans.feedback

Tim Farron

But I'm somebody who believes that Britain is better off in the European Union and what the South West is famous for is wanting to be able to be self-governing, to be independent, to be different from those in Westminster who tell them what to do. And the worst thing for the West Country is to be a blanket of blue where the Tories just take you for granted. And that's the thing I think people around the country are beginning to realise. That a Conservative majority is now not in question, but a Conservative landslide means they will take you for granted wherever you live.feedback

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

There was no epiphany. There was no moment, nothing that has happened that I've said, I've got to move on.feedback

Joey Gibson

These people who are throwing the parade have never been threatened before, so they were kind of worried, and were concerned about property damage too, I guess.feedback

Riz Ashraf

I guess we don't have enough safety force in our city. I feel bad for the kids. To not give them a chance to speak gives them the upper hand. We're fueling their fires. The anarchist thing pisses me off. But I guess the definition of anarchy is chaos.feedback

James Buchal

It probably would have been nothing more than 30 to 40 punks wearing masks who could easily be kept at bay. It would have been very easy for the police to have marched along side of us or do whatever they needed to do so the community wouldn't have to lose the whole thing.feedback

Steny Hoyer

Look, you've had experience for 100 days. Your party is a divided party – you found that out. Some things you thought you were going to be able to do you haven't been able to do, not because of Democratic opposition but Republican division.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Don't forget, this is called the Republican Party. It's not called the Conservative Party.feedback

Chuck Schumer

The Republican plan is just steeped in hypocrisy. For the last eight years, all we heard from our Republican colleagues was that Obama was raising the deficit, and we need to cut programs that benefit the poor and middle class. All of a sudden, now, with a Republican president and a proposed tax cut for the wealthy, we're hearing from the other side of the aisle, Deficits don't matter.feedback

Chuck Schumer

It was out of touch with reality. If there's a shutdown, it falls on their shoulders, I think they know that. Our position has been clear, and it's nothing news. No poison-pill riders. It is good that once again the president seems to be backing off his threat to hold health care and government funding hostage. Like the withdrawal of money for the wall, this decision brings us closer to a bipartisan agreement to fund the government and is good news for the American people.feedback

Andrew Gurman

This is not the kind of thing you can put off for a while. They're going to need urgent surgery, radiation. They are not going to be able to work. If they lose coverage for more than 60 days, how are they going to afford huge insurance premiums? That scenario is all too common, unfortunately.feedback

Andrew Gurman

All they are doing is moving the venue where people are going to be discriminated against. It would simply give them an escape clause for 50 states.feedback

Kevin McCarthy

We are not voting on health-care tomorrow. We're still educating members. We've been making great progress. As soon as we have the votes, we'll vote on it.feedback

Scott Pruitt

What happened was the folks that invited me sent out an invitation, post that approval, that didn't comply with federal law and federal ethics law, so we're not going to be able to attend because of the invitation.feedback

Chuck Schumer

We hope that Republicans don't pass it. But if it does, American politics will take its effect. It was out of touch with reality, that tweet.feedback

Ed Rogers

The Trump administration’s tax plan has sparked a national conversation with the predictable groaning about tax cuts increasing deficits and adding to the national debt. Even if you don’t believe that growth will compensate for lost revenue, it’s possible to think that the greater good is being served by trying to produce a spike in growth and lifting the economy from eight years of Obama-era stagnation, missed opportunities and fading dreams. Whereas rising debt is like a time bomb set to detonate sometime in the future, low economic growth is a cancer here today, eating away at our nation’s vitality.feedback

Mark Hamrick

As we know, the failure of the president and the Republican-led Congress to make good on his promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act was a dramatic swing and miss. The challenge in pushing through a tax reform package of substance might well be even tougher. When discussing health care, we're talking about a segment of the U.S. economy. When discussing individual and corporate tax reform, we're basically talking about the entire economy. The split within the GOP over taxes might well be just as difficult to overcome.feedback

Walter Shapiro

When Americans cast their 2016 presidential ballots, the collective emotion could be summarized as: “How did we get this dismal choice? Not since 1956 had there been such profound dissatisfaction with how candidates were nominated for president. The problem was not only the unpopularity of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, but also widespread accusations of [].feedback

Thomas E. Perez

If you demand fealty on every single issue, then it's a challenge. Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman's right to make her own choices about her body and her health.feedback

Sheldon Whitehouse

Scott Pruitt has a long record of dark money fundraising and cozy relationships with big, fossil-fuel political donors. The American people need to know whether he is using his position at EPA to promote the political actors who support him.feedback

J.P. Freire

We worked closely with our ethics counsel to ensure compliance, and when we received the invitation, we understood immediately that it did not conform to our rules and acted accordingly.feedback

Dave Brat

I just think if [senators] have eyes to see how tight this thing is, if they change more than a iota – they know what they are doing, they are rational, they see what it was like to get to the sweet spot here. Any big changes, I don't think it will go over too well.feedback

Paul Ryan

It gets at the heart of what we want. We'll vote when we get the votes.feedback

Tom Cole

They certainly haven't been particularly helpful in the process and a number of them have been busy rolling hand grenades across the Rotunda for about three months.feedback

Pete Olson

Yucca Mountain is a 20-year story of raw politics, state versus state, Republican versus Republican, Democrat versus Democrat.feedback

Charlie Dent

My sense is that the members of our group who were opposed to the bill before remain opposed. Nothing's changed. That's my sense.feedback

David McIntosh

There's still more work to be done on this bill in the Senate and on further health care reforms, but any GOP moderates who stand in the way at this point are proving that they simply don't want to keep their campaign promises to get rid of Obamacare.feedback

Paul Ryan

We think the MacArthur amendment is a great way to lower premiums [and] give states more flexibility while protecting people with pre-existing conditions. Those are the three things we want to achieve. I think it helps us get to consensus.feedback

Reince Priebus - Republican National Committee

This week, next week, we don't know. Progress is being made and we're feeling good about that process as of now.feedback

Chuck Schumer

We're pleased he's backing off. We're not opposed to border security. We are opposed to the wall. And we're not going to allow any dollars in any kind of border security appropriation to be used for a wall. Period.feedback

Caitlyn Jenner

My loyalties are not with Donald Trump. I will come after him and come after Republicans if they come after my community. I've got a voice and they better listen, OK? I will come after them. Here's the deal: yes, I have always had views that lean more towards the Republican party when it comes to politics (as in) less government, believing in the Constitution and all that kind of stuff. But my loyalties and my fights are not going to be with the Republican party. My loyalties are with my community and fighting for my community.feedback

Grover Norquist

This is a thing of beauty, a thing of wonder. Growth, growth, growth!feedback

Maya MacGuineas

But there is no golden goose at the top of the tax-cut beanstalk, just mountains of debt.feedback

Scott Greenberg

It's very important to recognize that the fiscal situation today is not what it was in 2001. Instead of facing a large projected surplus, the country faces a large projected deficit.feedback

Alan Krueger - Council of Economic Advisers

I'm not the first to observe that a Republican Congress only cares about the deficit when a Democrat is in the White House. It may be that Dick Cheney is right and that deficits don't matter to the public, but they do matter to the economy.feedback

Steve Bell

This is fool's gold that you'll cut taxes, everybody will work harder, more money will come and you'll erase the fiscal impact. It never happens.feedback

Bill Cassidy

I think a better approach is to stabilize the insurance pool.feedback

Alyssa Farah

Over the past couple of months, House conservatives have worked tirelessly to improve the American Health Care Act to make it better for the American people. The House Freedom Caucus has taken an official position in support of the current proposal.feedback

Nancy Pelosi

Many would lose access to affordable health coverage entirely, on top of the 24 million hard-working Americans who would already lose insurance under the original TrumpCare language. The monstrous immorality of TrumpCare is perfectly encapsulated in House Republicans' plan to exempt their own health coverage from the damage it will do to everyone else. If House Republicans are afraid of TrumpCare for themselves, they have no right to force it on hard-working American families.feedback

John McCain

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

John Whitbeck

There's not a single Democrat candidate no matter how much money they spend who can beat Barbara Comstock. It's not going to happen.feedback

Jonathan Chait

One day, Obama will play the same role in the Republican imagination that Clinton does today.feedback

Ben Bernanke - Federal Reserve System

I think the Republican perspective, which I assume Gary Cohn is thinking about, although I don't know, is to go back to the old world before the crisis, where you had free-standing investment banks and importantly, from the perspective of the free-standing investment banks, they weren't controlled. They weren't regulated by the Fed. They didn't have any of the bank regulation.feedback

Chris Collins

The key to getting this across the finish line doesn't rest with the Tuesday Group, it rests with the Freedom Caucus.feedback

Chris Coons

I think the main reason they're really struggling to pass the FY17 appropriations is not because of vigorous opposition from Democrats, it's because of internal disagreements. The reality is a Republican president and a Republican-controlled Congress ought to be able to get the government funded and moving forward.feedback

Sam Stovall - Standard & Poor's

It's a pretty interesting pattern, markets get euphoric when Republicans get elected. We think there's going to be a lot of fiscal conservation and pro-economic legislation. What they find is Congress remains Congress and tends not to get anything done, . My feeling is that using a limited observation set, and knowing we've gone 14, 15 months without even a pull back, chances are good we end up seeing at least some stock market softness or a challenge in this May through October period.feedback

Sam Stovall - Standard & Poor's

It's sort of a consequence of history that we find many Democrats have come into power after there has been a financial or economic downturn, so they usually end up coming in just as the economy is about to recover, and they go along for a ride. That's why Obama had huge gains, Clinton had huge gains and Kennedy did too.feedback

Manny Garcia

When it comes down to voting, and the pattern of what he actually does, he falls right in line with the rest of the Republican Party.feedback

Fred Yang

I'm not sure any of these results make it great to be anything. But I think it's great right now not to be a Republican.feedback

Alex Maldgen

It was at the last minute that I had a look at their programmes and Fillon's corresponded more to the structure of what I was hoping for, but Macron's doesn't bother me, he is more a social-democrat and that works for me.feedback

James Brokenshire

I am sickened by this incident with dissident republican terrorists placing a bomb close to a primary school in north Belfast. This shows their wanton disregard for human life, potentially putting children in danger. The consequences could have been utterly devastating and it shows them for what they really are. I am grateful to the emergency services for their work in keeping people safe.feedback

Chuck Schumer

I want to come up with an agreement. Our Republican colleagues know that since they control, you know, the House, the Senate and the White House, that a shutdown would fall on their shoulders, and they don't want it.feedback

Joël Gombin

She's clearly done better than in 2012. But at the same time, the result is below what the Front was hoping for, and what the polls were saying. The Front was unable to get voters on the right. And it does seem as though the dynamic of the Republican Front will prevail. For the moment, I can't say there will be any cracks in it.feedback

Paul S. Sarbanes

You can't have a burning passion as a Republican candidate in Maryland. Every time you run, it's like putting your head on the chopping block.feedback

Larry Hogan Jr.

The evidence convinces me that my president has lied repeatedly, deceiving public officials and the American people. I assumed that in coming out for impeachment I would lose the nomination, which I did. It had absolutely nothing to do with politics. I still resent people saying that now.feedback

Larry Hogan Jr.

While the travesties of Watergate were perpetrated outside the regular channels of Republican Party organizations, they were all committed by Republicans for the benefit of a Republican president. Do we want to be the party loyalists who in ringing rhetoric condemn the wrongdoings and scandals of the Democratic Party and excuse them when they are done by Republicans?feedback

Alex Bozmoski

Earth Day isn't our thing -- it's a good day for people watching and calibrating just how far the Environmental Left has departed from climate priorities. Good things are happening.feedback

Ed Gillespie

Corey's the only one who thinks they're great comments. I want to make sure we try to respect all Americans, and I found those comments to be offensive.feedback

Corey Stewart

I know controversy, and I know a lot of weak-kneed Republicans don't like it. That's tough.feedback

Frank Wagner

That's the kind of deceptions I've heard over and over in this campaign – baiting voters with things that aren't true.feedback

Corey Stewart

In the wake of the Access Hollywood scandal, Ed was among the first Republicans in the country to kick him when he was down. . . . You refused to be anywhere near Donald Trump and refused to be on his leadership committee. Weak-chinned, weak-jawed establishment Republicans. . . . He lost.feedback

Frank Wagner

Ed, be honest with the public. Maybe your average families do in Washington, D.C.feedback

Ed Gillespie

I did take exception to the comments he made in the Access Hollywood tape.feedback

Donald J. Trump

It's gonna be great. It'll happen. No particular rush, but we'll see what happens. But health care is coming along well. Government is coming along really well. Lot of good things are happening. Doesn't matter if it's next week. Next week doesn't matter.feedback

Grover Norquist

It is probably going to look a lot like what Trump talked about in the campaign merged with the Republican House proposal, which was co-authored by the Trump people. So, we know Trump in the campaign talked about taking the 35 percent corporate rate down to 15 percent. That will go at least to 20, maybe to 15 – that could be the surprise next week. But at least to 20. It will also include something that both the House Republicans and Trump made a commitment on, and that is the business income.feedback

Mick Mulvaney

This president should be allowed to have his highest priorities funded even though the Democrats rightly have a seat at the table because of the Senate rules. But you cannot expect a president who just won [an] election to give up very easily on his highest priority. We want wall funding. We want [immigration] agents. Those are our priorities.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We're doing very well on health care. We'll see what happens, but this is a great bill. This is a great plan. And this will be great health care.feedback

Charlie Dent

It doesn't do anything to change the problems with the underlying bill.feedback

Tony Dwyer - Canaccord Genuity

Sentiment at the corporate level has dramatically improved following the Democrat loss. Period.feedback

Kim Monk - Capital Alpha Partners

Coming up next week they're going to have to deal with government funding – either have to extend the continuing resolution or kick the can for a couple of weeks. More immediately on health care, they'll have to deal with the Obamacare subsidies, CSRs. I would say they will in the background continue to spend some time on repeal and replace because the stakes are very high.feedback

Caitlyn Jenner

My loyalties lie with my community and not with the Republican party, and not with Donald Trump.feedback

Caitlyn Jenner

I have a message for President Trump, from one Republican to another. This is a disaster. And you can still fix it. You made a promise to protect the LGBTQ community. Call me.feedback

Wolfgang Schäuble

It is no secret that we will not be cheering madly should Sunday's result produce a second round between Le Pen and Melenchon. Political movements also belong to geo-political risks. I have big confidence in the republican rationality of the French.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I wanna get both. Are you shocked to hear that? We're doing very well on health care. We'll see what happens. But this is a great bill, there's a great plan and this will be great health care. It's evolving. This has really been two months, and this is a continuation. And the plan gets better and better and better, and it's gotten really, really good. And a lot of people are liking it a lot. We have a good chance of getting it soon. I'd like to say next week, but it will be – I believe we will get it, and whether it's next week or shortly thereafter.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I want to get both, are you shocked to hear that. We're doing very well on healthcare. We will see what happens, but this is a great bill. There's a great plan, and this will be great healthcare. It is evolving. You know, there was never a give-up. The press sort of reported there was like a give-up. There's no give-up. Remember, it took Obamacare 17 months. I have been negotiating this two months, maybe less than that because we had a 30-day period where we did other things the first 30 days, but this has been two months and it is a continuation.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The plan gets better and better and better, and it's gotten really good and a lot of people are liking it a lot. We have a good chance of getting it soon. I'd like to say next week, but we will get it. I think we want to keep the government open, don't you agree? So I think we'll get both.feedback

Chuck Schumer

If the President doesn't interfere and insist on poison pill amendments to be shoved down the throat of the Congress, we can come up with an agreement. I want to come up with an agreement, I think my colleagues want to come up with an agreement. Our Republican colleagues know, since they control the House and the Senate and the White House, that a shutdown would fall on their shoulders and they don't want it. We want to make sure it's good budget that meets our principles. But so far, so good.feedback

Matt House

Everything had been moving smoothly until the administration moved in with a heavy hand. Not only are Democrats opposed to the wall, there is significant Republican opposition as well.feedback

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Ethan Rome

The MacArthur amendment makes a bad bill even worse. The only people this amendment will help are the members of Congress scrambling to pass any repeal bill for partisan political reasons, no matter how bad it is for their constituents. Millions will still lose their health insurance. States can still avoid critical consumer protections. Insurers can still refuse to provide basic coverage, institute annual and lifetime caps on the care they cover, and charge people with preexisting conditions more just because they need care, effectively pricing people out of the market.feedback

Thomas E. Perez

If we have a one-size-fits-all requirement for every Democrat who seeks office, that's a formula for a filibuster-proof majorities in the Senate; that's a formula for failure in many areas of this country.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

Republicans, under heavy pressure from the White House, are inching closer to passing a bill to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act, but possible revisions released Thursday may not clinch a deal. . .feedback

Tom Toles

Some of the norms that are rapidly vanishing from government were ones that we never really thought about.feedback

Bernie Sanders

If this fellow wins in Nebraska, that would be a shot across the board, that in a state like Nebraska a progressive Democrat can win, that will give hope to folks in other conservative states that perhaps they can win as well.feedback

Paul Ryan

So our charge from the electorate – the House of Representatives, we won the popular vote and we ran on an Obamacare repeal and replace plan. This is big stuff, I mean it's two basically entitlements – this is the kind of entitlement we've never done before. The welfare reform that we did in 1996, that program cost $16.5 billion a year – we're talking about hundreds of billion dollars of dollars a year here, so it's difficult to do. We're very close, and it's basically, make good on the promises that were made. It's just going to take us a little time to make good on that.feedback

Jennifer Wexton

The grassroots energy is so inspiring. I'm seeing all these people who are resisting and persisting and doing what they can to hold their representatives accountable. And this is something I can do. I can help by helping to hold Barbara Comstock accountable. Closely controlled, scripted town halls don't count. This year people are actually paying attention. People can see when she's paying lip service to issues but how she's really voting when it counts.feedback

Paul Ryan

Now that Article 50 has been invoked, the UK and the EU will determine the best path forward over the course of these negotiations. We want the parties to come together and strike a lasting agreement, a strong UK-EU relationship is in all of our best interests. In that same vein, the United States will work closely with our EU friends and chart a path forward on TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) negotiations. At the same time we are committed to working with President Trump and your Government to achieve a bilateral trade agreement between the United States and Britain.feedback

Alice Stewart

Anyone who thought Trump would ever release his taxes is mistaken. It's not going to happen – no way, no how. Everybody has to get used to that idea.feedback

Ed Rogers

It is hard to defend in today's world not releasing your tax returns, and it's hard to defend playing golf at a seven-star resort when it's a busy time and people are anxious about problems being addressed.feedback

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

The president has been pretty clear about where he is on releasing his tax returns. People knew that before they voted in November, and he still won overwhelmingly. The American people are a lot more concerned about their own taxes than President Trump's, and that's what he's focused on.feedback

Mike Quigley

All I can say is, it's very important to understand how the Russians launder money. Just look at the public reports – the key Russian and American figures all played in Cyprus.feedback

Jason Chaffetz

I am grateful for all of you in the current and previous 3rd Congressional District. I acknowledge the outstanding work of my dedicated staff. Together we have been a strong advocate for Utahns. By announcing now, I hope to give prospective candidates time to lay the groundwork for a successful run. I have no doubt the 3rd Congressional District will be represented by a Republican. I trust you to find the best person to serve.feedback

Steve Stivers

Jason Chaffetz has been a valuable member of the Republican team, and we wish him the best as he begins this new chapter in his life. I'm proud to call him a friend. Republicans have a deep bench of talented candidates in Utah who are more than up to this challenge. The NRCC is very confident in our ability to keep this seat red in November 2018.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

A liberal Democratic friend expressed amazement today that, in light of the Russia scandal and President Trump’s general ineptness, more Republicans haven’t washed their hands of him. There’s no one reason for their reluctance to break free - increasing tribal loyalty, unrealistic hope he could still help them get tax or health-care reform and just plain spinelessness (including fear of the talk-radio mob) all play a part.feedback

Josh Kraushaar - National Journal

Republicans were able to use their traditional playbook (to force a runoff), painting Ossoff as a down-the-line liberal to stunt his momentum. If that strategy works in the midterms, they'll be well-positioned to hold their House majority. Democrats need to win these types of diverse, affluent Republican districts to regain control of the lower chamber. … All told, it doesn't look as if many typical Republican voters -- even those who don't care for Trump -- were inclined to vote for a Democrat to send a message….feedback

Sarah Posner

Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said today that the Committee’s investigation of Russian election interference and possible Trump campaign collusion with it is “back on track” after its controversial chairman, California Republican Devin Nunes, recused himself from the probe. Schiff’s remarks are a hopeful sign that the Committee will finally be able to constructively take on its oversight role.feedback

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

A win is a win. I come from a football background. It doesn't matter if you win 1-0 or 5-0. The ultimate goal is to win the game. I am a mortal really, I could die at any time.feedback

Selin Sayek Böke

We don't recognise the referendum result. There should be no doubt that we will exercise all our democratic rights against it. Those steps include both withdrawing from Parliament and continuing to work.feedback

Brian Schoeneman

This election result should force every Republican running for election or reelection in Virginia to sit up and take notice. President Trump's low approval ratings and the motivation his election has created among liberal and progressive activists has manifested itself in grass roots organizing at a level we haven't seen in Virginia from Democrats in a long, long time.feedback

Bob Holsworth

It highlights the challenge that Republican nominees are going to face in having to overcome the antipathy that Trump faces in northern Virginia. The fact Democrats seem to be more enthusiastic and more energized in this race and were able to defeat a well-known, popular Republican is a trend Democrats hope endures.feedback