(CNN) – The new House speaker's tear ducts have been a national topic of conversation recently, but on Sunday John Boehner said it's a sign he's open with his emotions.
"We have big challenges in America, and I feel very strongly about addressing them. So, I get emotional," Boehner said on "Fox News Sunday." But he added, "I'm not going to apologize for being emotionally attached to the things I feel most strongly about in this town."
(CNN) - New White House Chief of Staff William Daley said President Barack Obama is willing to tweak parts of the health care law.
"The president has said he's open to changes to this," Daley said Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation." "But he's not in favor of refighting this fight."
(CNN) - Basically here's what we've learned from Hillary Clinton. She's really, really good at staying on message, number one. Number two: she's a really, really good diplomat. My favorite question to her was, "Are we with President Mubarak in Egypt or are we with protesters?" She said, well there's a third answer: "We're with the people of Egypt." So there you go.
Washington (CNN) - Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle recognize the importance of fixing the country's fiscal house, but deep divides remain over the two major economic issues currently before Congress, a new budget and the debt ceiling.
Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York, said Republicans are "playing with fire" by threatening to shut down the government and warned of dangerous consequences if Congress allows the spending bill that is currently funding the government to expire.
(CNN) - From the political unrest in Egypt to why House Majority Leader John Boehner cries, here are some of the best sound bites from the Sunday morning talk shows:
On Egypt and President Hosni Mubarak's future:
"This is going to be up to the Egyptian people. But let's look at what we have. We have a calendar that already has elections for the next president scheduled, so there is an action-enforcing event that is already on the calendar." - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, CNN's "State of the Union"
Washington (CNN) - Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain said Sunday that Egypt has an opening for democratic leadership amid the chaos of the ongoing protests.
"All of these rights that individuals have are not confined to the United States of the America and our allies," McCain said on CNN's "State of the Union." "I still think that we have a real opportunity to see a democratic transition."
Washington (CNN) - The "complex, very difficult" situation in Egypt requires careful progress toward a peaceful transition to democracy, rather than any sudden or violent change that could undermine the aspirations of the Egyptian people, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday.
In separate interviews with five Sunday talk shows, Clinton made clear the United States believes that stability in the region is the top immediate priority.
(CNN)–It's early, and State of the Union is bringing you the best of the morning headlines to go with your cup of coffee.
On our radar: As the uprising in Egypt continues, we'll look closely at what the conflict means to the U.S. with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. And then we'll shift to domestic politics with Sens. John McCain and Chuck Schumer.
Check out what we're reading and watch the show today at 9a/12p ET.