We owe the American people the right to know what happened. They have the right to know whether or not the American government was undermined by the Chinese.
the heart of the tax package that we ran in in 1994 is going to be signed into law by President Clinton.
a heavy heart but a surprisingly happy spirit.
When I visit Tibet next August I hope he and the Dalai Lama will be there to greet me,
Most of the offices were surprised to learn about it when it was announced at the White House,
This is the most anti-openness group in the House ... they even have a problem getting together with their own caucus,
The key was to do it in a legal and ethical way that everybody can look at and say, 'Yes, this sets the right standard for the U.S. House of Representatives and this is the way people should act in a responsible manner,
I'm not at all sure you can get to that this year and I'm not at all sure that it's a smart idea to try to get to that this year,
It is a bill which clearly is going to be decisive in helping us move towards stopping illegal immigration,
It's impossible to defend something like this happening in America,
we have the same instinct.
Sooner or later, I think that the public's right to know is more important than whether or not these people go to jail,
Sometimes I think if they offered more real leadership and less rhetoric, we'd get a lot more done,
I think one of the great problems we have in the Republican Party is that we don't encourage you to be nasty. We encourage you to be neat, obedient, loyal and faithful and all those Boy Scout words, which would be great around a campfire but are lousy in politics.
It's going to be a bummer if Mars turns out to be like us.
In every election in American history both parties have their cliches. The party that has the cliches that ring true wins.
If the Soviet empire still existed, I'd be terrified. The fact is, we can afford a fairly ignorant presidency now.
I love the environment, but I'm cheap on the environment.
Politics and war are remarkably similar situations.
I thought there would be 20 more no votes,
The heart of the tape is a convicted felon saying he is going to roll over one more time and a federal employee saying to her husband, 'I'm being squeezed by the White House.' That's the heart of these tapes,
a long time coming.
I think they are showing a greater willingness to look for new suggestions, new ideas, new approaches than at any time in the presidency. I think they realize the larger system has failed They are not where they want to be on Iraq the first week after Katrina was an absolute failure.
Today and tomorrow we are at a historic moment,
He can come down firmly on the side of bold dramatic change, in which case he will be in the Teddy Roosevelt tradition, or he can tolerate bureaucratic inadequacies and defend the indefensible, in which case the Democrats will win in 2006 and 2008.