“The second kick of the mule”
Plus: Three times the cost?
“There’s going to be a fight in our party.”
“We fought the good fight. We just didn’t win.”
Take it or leave it.
“People felt like they were in prison.”
“The long and short of it is, there is going to be a negotiation here.”
Time to release the Kracken?
“Hold a vote. Call a vote right now. Let’s see what happens.”
“The American people don’t want their government shut down and neither do I.”
“In divided government, he will say to them, what can we really achieve?”
“I know we don’t want to be here, but we’re going to win this, I think.”
“Why would we want to do that?”
“The emotional toll it would take would be incalculable. The financial toll it would take would be incalculable.””
“He really has nowhere to go.”
Durbin: Medical-device tax on the table?
Time to let it burn?
“Whose bidding are you doing?”
T-minus 9 hours, 19 minutes.
Not quite the same as the old bill
Plus a repeal of the medical-device tax.
$7.4 million for a federal “middleman.”
“I just don’t happen to think filibustering a bill that defunds Obamacare is the best route to defunding Obamacare.”
“Congressional Republicans have created the distraction that Obama so much needs.”
T-minus 25 years until a 100 percent debt-to-GDP ratio = best-case scenario.
“Time is short. We need to address these challenges.”
Coming around to our side
“It’s a possible all-time low for ‘Today.’”
“I harbor a fear of expressing views that will offend other progressives…”