Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Majority Whip) on CNN’s State of the Union:
“Boehner has been very clear that there are no votes for a tax increase. And you look at the jobs data, it was only 18,000 jobs, Canada has fewer people than live in California, created more jobs than America. You would not increase taxes on the small business, which is what the president wants to do. All that Boehner said was, you've had a negotiation with Cantor, with Kyl, with Biden. They've gotten $2.4 trillion in cuts. So what he's saying is, let's go there, there's no taxes, there are cuts right there, but why don't you also get a balanced budget?”
"STATE OF UNION" HIGHLIGHTS
Donald Trump, Chairman of Trump Organization, on CNN’s “State of the Union”
on a potential presidential run:
“I wish I didn't have to do it. I would prefer not doing it. But I love this country. And if you ask me, what are the odds, I'll let you know some time prior to June. But I will tell you, I am giving it serious, serious thought. And I'm honored by the polls, because people agree with what I'm saying. I am honored by the polls.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) South Carolina, on CBS "Face the Nation"
“We're gonna have a stalemate if we don't change our strategy. The strategy should be to help the rebels help themselves, provide arms when it makes sense.”
(CNN) - From unrest in Egypt to the 100th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan's birth, here's what you might have missed on the Sunday talk shows:
On what's next for Egypt:
"My own personal opinion is the Mubarak era is over. And the question is how to have a process that really works properly, that allows these various voices to come together and not disagree on some of the tactical aspects." - Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, CNN's "State of the Union"
(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"
(CNN) - Here are some of the most notable sound bites from the Sunday morning shows:
On President Obama's State of the Union message:
"The American people are expecting him to say something about what he's going to do to fix the economy even more than it has been fixed already, keep it moving forward, and to get the unemployment rate down. That's what they are looking forward to hearing about." - Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, CNN's "State of the Union"
On blaming political discourse for violent behavior:
"This is something we have to pay attention to. Look, as we're trying to piece together what happened in Arizona, unfortunately, people are going at the low-hanging fruit and they're blaming political discourse, which may have some role in the underlying aspects here, but we also need to look at there will be other things that come out - the music, the video games, the social ways that people handle anger." - Republican Rep. Tim Murphy, CNN's "State of the Union"
On the START treaty:
"I've decided I cannot support the treaty. I think the verification provisions are inadequate. And I do worry about the missile defense implications of it. ... I think if they'd taken more time with this - rushing it right before Christmas, it strikes me as trying to jam us." - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, CNN's "State of the Union"
(CNN) - Is that the sound of movement we hear? Across the talk shows Republicans and Democrats softened their positions on extending tax cuts, inching it seems towards compromise.
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) Minority Leader, on NBC’s “Meet the Press”
“I think it’s pretty clear now taxes are not going up on anybody in the middle of this recession. We’re discussing how long we should maintain current tax rates.