Day: June 30, 2012

Politico’s: Week in one-liners: Palin, Rahm, McCaskill

Sarah Palin, Rahm Emanuel and Claire McCaskill are shown. | AP Photos

Politico

The top quotes in politics …

“Obama lies; freedom dies.” — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin tweeting about the Supreme Court’s health care decision.

“Sweetie, we won!” —  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi breaking the news to her husband.

“It’s constitutional. Bitches.” —  Patrick Gaspard, executive director of the Democratic National Committee, rejoicing.

“Thank God for the country, he didn’t listen to me.” —  Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel  commending President Obama.

“He’s going to have to change the color of his ‘sox.'” — President Barack Obama joking about the White Sox’s acquisition of Kevin Youkilis

“They were saying ‘Yoooook and not booo’ for God’s sake.” — White House press secretaryJay Carney defending Obama.

“It’s just stupid.” —  Sen. Claire McCaskill on buzz about her skipping the Democratic National Convention.

“I never say never.” — Former White House hopeful Herman Cain not ruling out a 2016 presidential run.

West Wing Week: 06/29/12 or “The Right Thing To Do”

The White House

This week, the President spoke at the annual NALEO conference, hosted the Congressional Picnic and addressed the nation on the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act, while his administration announced grants for cities hiring veterans as police officers, and spoke with students about college affordability.

The Week In 100 Seconds: June 25-29

The Week In 100 Seconds: June 25-29

TPM2012

A busy week in news or the busiest?

On Monday the Supreme Court grabbed its first headlines of the week, issuing a a ruling on Arizona’s immigration law that left supporters confusedly claiming victory and opponents happy to still have something they could use against Mitt Romney.

Tuesday and Wednesday saw their share of Presidential campaign stories, but the Supreme Court really grabbed headlines on Thursday when the highest court in the land surprised everyone (well, maybe not everyone) when it ruled the mandate central to President Obama’s health care law constitutional as a tax.

Republicans did get a consolation prize when the House voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. Finally, on Friday President Obama visited Colorado, which has been fighting a devastating outbreak of wildfires.