The White House is dismissing these town hall fireworks as AstroTurf movements which means it`s the opposite of a true grass roots movement.— Chuck Todd
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There are potential policy consequences to a president who doesn`t believe in our election system and believes that there`s rampant voter fraud.
South Carolina put George H.W. Bush into the White House. But George W. Bush into the White House and sent Jeb Bush back to Miami.
Democrats will say the money they give to Planned Parenthood does not go to abortions. That the money they give to Planned Parenthood only goes to other women's health issues, including mammograms and things like that.
Some day, the public might actually revolt against the undemocratic system of seniority that allows Congress to keep the old ways of Washington ingrained into the culture of Congress.
Donald Trump does not stick to Republican orthodoxy, which, you know, and this is always supposed to have been his downfall. Maybe it's his strength.
The more there is scandal and corruption in Washington, the better it is for McCain, so he`s at a high point right now.
There's no worse crime in journalism these days than simply deciding something's a story because Drudge links to it.
In the end, Ted Kennedy was a politician, plain and simple.
Yet he embodied how politics and public service can be successfully intertwined. You cant be a good public servant without being a good politician. Kennedy was both.
America has a love-hate relationship with celebrity.
We love to follow celebrities, but we also love to mock them. And secretly, we believe were better than they are.
Media bias is one thing. Rejection of reality is another
[Donald] Trump seems to be begging for a fight or is it begging for a distraction?
Senator majority leader, Mitch McConnell, slammed [Donald] Trump`s comments about burning the American flag which is protected under the first amendment should lead to jail time.
From the Medicare prescription drug plan to the creation of the Department of Homeland Security and the passage of No Child Left Behind, President Bush presided over a major expansion of the reach of government.
I'm wishing every Saturday had primaries, because welcome to an amazing Sunday, where everything seems a tad bit clearer this morning.
If you`re in a Republican district that is leery of President [Donald] Trump,then, you might feel a little bit more exposed.Of course, if you`re in a swing district, then this town hall tension has to worry you which is why we haven`t seen many Republicans from swing districts actually hold these kinds of town halls.
The Democratic lawmakers are still trying to figure out how to capitalize on this new wave of leftist anger, if you want to call it that.
Every president since George Washington has respected this clause in the Constitution. We want to avoid that Constitutional potential crisis. And the way to do it is for Donald Trump - it`s not about him.
There isn`t but this is, in some ways, perhaps, a useful distraction from other things, giving [Donald Trump] more space to make his decisions as unusual the process is because he`s making them in public.
The problem is sitting in the birthplace of Islam, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, where this interpretation of Islam has gone out into the world over the last four decades, creating militancy groups from Indonesia, to now, San Bernardino, California, vicious attack. We have to take back the faith. And we have to take it back with the principles of peace, social justice, and human rights, women's rights, and secularize governance.
The democrats are a coastal party.
Folks, some of these town halls are clearly organized.
But, regardless, there are potential warning signs that Republicans perhaps shouldn`t ignore.We heard Democrats dismiss this anger at their town halls back it 2009 as, oh, that`s right, AstroTurf movements. And then, they lost the House in a big way.
McCain needs Hillary to run because that's what keeps the Republican coalition together. She helps unite the Republican base.
With Rudy [ Giuliani], [Donald Trump] will - the minute they push him too far and start manipulating, he will - he will lash out.
T.V. style pageant of people parading through Rudy Giuliani, now on the phone, if he doesn`t come in person today to get his two cents in.
The president-elect [Donald Trump] himself in the interview with "The New York Times" says there is no law that governs conflict of interest in - with the president.
In the 1990s, there was [Bill] Clinton derangement syndrome.
Then, we had [George W.] Bush and [Barack] Obama derangement syndromes, back in the first 16 years of this century.And now, we might be seeing [Donald]Trump derangement syndrome? By that, we mean this. The feeling that no matter what the president does, the left or right or whoever is out of power, is alarmed, outraged and distraught and they`re going to let you know no matter what.
[Donald] Trump`s hunt for a cheap enemy right now comes as journalists and members of Congress are looking at potentially serious conflicts of interest at Trump`s sprawling multinational business empire.
The establishment? Well, guess what? Donald Trump now is the establishment.
His primary opponents, many of them are interviewing for White House gigs.
I mean, [tweeting] just - it makes you wonder about whatever else Donald trump is doing. It undermines much more than just a single tweet.
Presidential money is almost like the housing bubble.
It's growing at such an astronomical rate, you think it can't get any bigger.
We`ve seen Senator Corker who had indicated to me,that he didn`t think he was still in the running but might now be a fallback position if this Mitt Romney versus Rudy Giuliani dispute is that serious.
We know broadly from research is that religiosity does not correlate with sympathy for terrorism. It's actually quite the opposite. The more religious someone is, the more often they go to the mosque, the more likely they are to actually reject attacks on civilians.
[Donald Trump] has got his own controversies to deal with.
The business conflicts are a big one. But he`s creating new ones. There`s no precedent for it.
If you`re in a safe Republican district, say Congressman [ Gus] Bilirakis,you probably don`t have much to worry about which is why you can get away with talking about death panels.
Essentially, how do you go after [Donald] Trump to have a real shot of taking back control of Congress in 2018? Democrats will need to energize not only their base, but also pick up actual swing voters who could be turned off from President Trump.
Donald Trump is a president in crisis.
His governing agenda is going nowhere, his credibility shattered with many, his public approval is mired in the thirties and low forties, and an escalating Russia crisis is threatening to undermine the president's ability to persuade even Republicans that he can bounce back.
We're all living under the threat of violence and terror these days.
Nobody likes to feel like they're on the losing side of anything.
Hillary Clinton met with a lot of the mothers in Chicago, she has the endorsement of some of the moms. Bernie Sanders I think has one or two of the family members too. I'm a little uncomfortable with using the families of these dead children this way.
A Democratic strategy firm is trying to help them out.
They did a new poll from - it`s a global strategy group. And they did a poll of both base Democrats and swing voting Democrats, trying to determine how to best harness this energy [ of leftist anger]. And maybe more importantly, how to message it.
Trump's inability to control his own emotions is standing between himself and the presidency.
The question I have heard from some Democrats saying that "You know what? Push for gun control, but not now."
[Muhammad] Ali had [Jo] Frazier , that man had the joker, Coke had Pepsi and [Donald] Trump had [Barack] Obama, or 16 primary opponents or the entire political establishment.
I think that we may lose the argument, but I think we have to talk about gun control.
[Donald] Trump still thinks he`s in a campaign.
[Donald] Trump`s pension for distractions is starting to frustrate members of his own party.
Not only can [business conflicts] not be ignored, it needs to be dealt with really front and center before he can conduct [Donald's Trump] presidency.
[Donald] Trump continues to dismiss those concerns though, even as some Republicans, like Lindsay Graham, are making the case that Trump`s business ties deserve the scrutiny.
At the moment, the extremists have significant financial popular and theological backing in the Middle East. And that is an enduring phenomenon. And it's one that is going to require a long, ideological war to win.