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Administration Quotes by James Balog, Marcia Fudge, John Mica, David Letterman, Newt Gingrich, Howard Dean and many others.

I personally spend the majority of my time by far on outreach and education and fundraising and administration.
James Balog
As members of Congress, we may disagree with the administration’s position on foreign policy matters, but the fact remains: the Executive Branch is tasked with handling diplomatic matters.
Marcia Fudge
Under the Obama administration, TSA has been operating without an administrator for a year and a half. After the president’s first two choices failed to meet expectations, a new administrator, John Pistole, was finally approved on Friday. Unfortunately, it will be the fifth administrator in eight years.
John Mica
Barack Obama is putting his team together to take over the Administration. So far, he’s got his mother-in-law, who is going to be living with him, and they are talking about Hillary for Secretary of State. You have your mother-in-law and Hillary Clinton. Sounds like smooth sailing to me.
David Letterman
If the Obama administration is this afraid of Glenn Beck, how do they deal with the Iranians?
Newt Gingrich
I think the recovery hasn’t been stronger because the hole that was dug for President Obama by the Bush administration was far worse than anybody could imagine, first of all.
Howard Dean
An administration without a police executive is powerless and there were many proofs of this.
Hans Frank
You need the House, you need the Senate and you need the administration. And absent one of them, you’re not going to get a heck of a lot done.
John Chafee
Without just cause of reason, without legal or moral justification, and without a thread of proof that Iraq directly threatens the security of the United States, the Bush administration has headed to war.
Zack de la Rocha
It’s gonna be one of the great achievements of this administration.
Joe Biden
The Obama administration came into Utah and said, ‘We’re not going to listen to what the U.S. Supreme Court said. ‘We, the federal government, are going to recognize marriages in the state of Utah and Utah state law explicitly does not recognize as marriage,’ and that was really, in my view, an abuse of power.
Ted Cruz
The [Donald] Trump administration is making it very clear that they intend to destroy our only drinking water resource on the Standing Rock Nation and the tens – the 10 million people who live south of the proposed pipeline. Drilling can begin any minute.
Chase Iron Eyes
What happened to the Bush Administration regarding terrorism is that they regarded it as a secondary issue, and associated with Clinton. One of those Clinton issues.
Sidney Blumenthal
At college my three main interests were – in descending order of importance – a steady supply of recreational drugs, a 2-S draft deferment, and overthrowing the Nixon administration.
Garry Trudeau
This administration in Washington that’s in power now clearly believes that government is not only the answer to every need, but it’s the most qualified to make the most central decisions for every American in every area.
Rick Perry
I think we are all disgusted by the way George W. Bush’s administration has allowed honesty and candor to seep into the genteel world of international affairs.
David Brooks
When the British came to Ibo land, for instance, at the beginning of the 20th century, and defeated the men in pitched battles in different places, and set up their administrations, the men surrendered. And it was the women who led the first revolt.
Chinua Achebe
It may pass for a maxim in State, that the administration cannot be placed in too few hands, nor the legislature in too many.
Jonathan Swift
The vast amount of waste and sheer stupidity in government – from the Pentagon to the Food and Drug Administration – could fill committee agendas for years.
Tom Coburn
A people can prosper under a very bad government and suffer under a very good one, if in the first case the local administration is effective and in the second it is inefficient.
Annie Besant
Supporting iconic, growth-oriented industries, combined with tax policies that encourage small business growth and investment, represents a potent combination and is the basis of our entire administration.
Larry Hogan
Yes, more than 100 Democrats voted to authorize Bush to take the nation to war. Most of them did so in the belief that the president and his administration were truthful in their statements that Saddam Hussein was a gathering menace.
Bob Graham
And I believe in having an administration that has clearly defined goals, objectives and time lines such that it and its people can be held accountable.
Erskine Bowles
For eight years, you had the Bush administration with a very interventionist policy, driving into world affairs, driving primarily into the Islamic world, army first or fist first.
Richard Engel
You get into theological education and you’re busy marking papers and getting into administration in raising funds and doing all the things that are part of life, but here we were talking about important theological, historical, gospel related, biblically centered things hour after hour after hour.
D. A. Carson
I very much regret that our administration has pushed the whole issue of Kosovo to the back burner.
Eliot Engel
Famines occur under a colonial administration, like the British Raj in India or for that matter in Ireland, or under military dictators in one country after another, like Somalia and Ethiopia, or in one-party states like the Soviet Union and China.
Amartya Sen
It’s part of the reason I decided to speak out now. This was the tipping point for me. If it’s O.K. for [David Petraeus ] to campaign for a job in the administration, then I’m going to campaign to get back out there, too.
Paula Broadwell
If there is a leak out of my administration, I want to know who it is. If the person has violated law, the person will be taken care of.
George W. Bush
If I am communicating to my readers exactly what the White House believes on any certain issue, that’s reporting to them an unvarnished, unfiltered version of what they – the Administration – believe.
Jeff Gannon
The Nixon administration really put a lot of pressure on CBS not to run the second broadcast.
Ben Bradlee
The [George W.] Bush administration would go into court on any kind of a case that they thought might embarrass them and would argue that it was a state secret and the case should not be continued.[Barack] Obama is doing the same thing, even though he promised not to.
Nat Hentoff
My capital budget maintains my commitment to the education of children, health of the Chesapeake Bay, and safety of all Maryland citizens. We will continue to focus on the five pillars of my Administration as we build today and look forward to the projects of the future.
Bob Ehrlich
One of the most widespread myths about the deal is that the Administration is outsourcing the security of our ports to a company from the United Arab Emirates.
Kit Bond
We are talking about institutionalizing a program on solar development that will outlast the Obama administration.
Ken Salazar
There needs to be a planned series of speeches, interviews, etc., over the next two or three months by administration officials and other public figures talking about President Ford, what he is trying to do and what he has accomplished.
Robert Teeter
There were between 46 and 52 drone strikes under the [George W.] Bush administration. And now there are over 400 – that’s not counting Afghanistan. So this has been tremendously increased under the [Barack] Obama administration.
Medea Benjamin
What citizens of a free country would listen to any offers of good and skillful administration in return for the abdication of freedom?
John Stuart Mill
Bob Gates has unusual standing in the debate about the Obama administration’s foreign policy: He was defense secretary for both a hawkish President George W. Bush and a wary President Obama. He understood Bush’s desire to project power and Obama’s skepticism.
David Ignatius
There is no requirement whatsoever for a security clearance for a candidate. The mere fact that a candidate is anointed by its party at a convention – that is all that is required. And it’s not up to me or the administration to determine candidate suitability for these briefings.
James Clapper
For months, Obama administration officials attacked Snowden’s motives and said the work of the NSA was distorted by selective leaks and misinterpretations.
Barton Gellman
Our military and the strength of our military and the strengthening of our military is a number one priority for the Trump administration.
Donald Trump
The US is not a superpower. The US is a financially dependent country that foreign lenders can close down at will. Washington still hasn’t learned this. American hubris can lead the administration and Congress into a bailout solution that the rest of the world, which has to finance it, might not accept.
Paul Craig Roberts
Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity.
John Dalberg-Acton
We are starting to see what may be signs of continuing [Russian] influence in our country. Not just during the campaign but during the [Donald Trump] administration, basically signs of what could be a continuing operation. And those two things together are worth paying attention to.
Rachel Maddow
An efficient and a successful administration manifests itself equally in small as in great matters.
Winston Churchill
The committee discloses that even after the U.S. government learned of the diversion of U.S. designs for nuclear warheads in late 1995, the Clinton Administration failed to take steps immediately to improve security.
Charles Bass
I think Congress can pass a bill when the American people start regaining trust in the administration to actually do their job and enforce the laws that are already on the books.
Jeff Duncan
I rise to oppose the Central American Free Trade Agreement, known as CAFTA, the latest expression of the disastrous trade policies of this administration which are, unfortunately, a continuation of the disastrous trade policies of previous administrations.
Russ Feingold
This administration will have no tolerance for the type of brazen disregard that Planned Parenthood has shown for both the safety of women and the rule of law.
Matt Bevin
There is a resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe. The policies of the Bush administration and the Sharon administration contribute to that. It’s not specifically anti-Semitism, but it does manifest itself in anti-Semitism as well.
George Soros
It is equally demonstrable that so far as Texas is concerned, there have been equal confusion, insecurity and injustice in the administration of the State governments.
William H. Wharton
All of these people who are organized with these oil-and-gas interests, that’s in the administration and friends of the President of the United States [Donald Trump], these back channeling that you see. These are a bunch of scumbags. That’s what they are.
Maxine Waters
[Barack] Obama administration looking at taking a more aggressive stance and some of the Arab countries coming together.
Juan Williams
One of the priorities of a Trump administration will be to immediately start narrowing the legal space that activists have to mobilize.
Allan Nairn
Action for which I become responsible, or for which my administration becomes responsible, shall be within the law.
William Howard Taft
I also think now that Islamic terrorism is going to be front and center, there is going to be a new focus on whether this administration, the administration of Hillary Clinton at State, was permeated at the highest levels by Saudi intelligence and others who are not loyal Americans.
Roger Stone
After 9/11, most Americans were in no mood to talk with our enemies in the Middle East, whatever those enemies’ ideology, and the Bush administration’s policies of invasion and pre-emption reflected that sentiment.
Noah Feldman
[Dan Fried] served six presidents over a 40-year career dating back to the [Jimmy] Carter administration.
Rachel Maddow
It’s like doctors can’t save all their patients, but, on balance, Bain under Gov. Romney created well over 100,000 jobs, which is certainly more than has been created in the Obama administration because we’re down over 500,000 over the last three-and-a-half years.
Jim Talent
It is far easier for the proverbial camel to pass through the needle’s eye, hump and all, than for an erstwhile colonial administration to give sound and honest counsel of a political nature to its liberated territory.
Kwame Nkrumah
In this administration, a place can be found for every bad man.
John Philpot Curran
Our fumbling government’s response since Beirut – during both Republican and Democratic administrations – has been to cut and run, or to flat ignore this growing threat, apparently hoping it would go away.
David Hackworth
The administration of government lies in getting proper men. Such men are to be got by means of the ruler’s own character. That character is to be cultivated by his treading in the ways of duty. And the treading those ways of duty is to be cultivated by the cherishing of benevolence.
I think there’s always a role for Congress under every instance in every administration to conduct oversight of the executive branch.
Paul Ryan
To declare that in the administration of criminal law the end justifies the means to declare that the Government may commit crimes in order to secure conviction of a private criminal would bring terrible retribution.
Louis D. Brandeis
Throughout [Barack] Obama’s career, he promised to limit the state secrets doctrine which the Bush-Cheney administration had abused enormously.
Nat Hentoff
Ms. Clinton, like the Obama administration more broadly, believes that appeasing Islamists… promotes peace and stability.
Louie Gohmert
When Daniel Gorenstein was chair, he did mathematics from 5am to 12noon, spending the second half of his working day on administration. When I was chair, I also spent half of my time on research: every other minute.
Richard A. Falk
ADMINISTRATION, n. An ingenious abstraction in politics, designed to receive the kicks and cuffs due to the premier or president. A man of straw, proof against bad-egging and dead-catting.
Ambrose Bierce
The Obama administration has revealed the size of America’s nuclear arsenal. We have 1,000 warheads aimed at China, 1,000 aimed at Russia, and the rest aimed at Fox News.
Jay Leno
The Bush administration did stop filling the reserve in 2002 when it helped the oil industry. Now they should do it to help the consumer.
Ron Wyden
Any administration foolish enough to call ketchup a vegetable cannot be expected to cut the mustard.
John Glenn
The Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations all fell victim to chronically relying on Beijing’s empty promises with the distant hope that China would finally use its influence to reign in Pyongyang’s provocative behavior, to no avail.
Ted Yoho
I am confident that President Trump’s administration is capable of making the Pentagon run at maximum efficiency and enacting procurement reforms that will get weapons and assets to our warfighters more quickly and efficiently.
Luther Strange
We must have a timetable for withdrawal of U.S. forces – or at the very least a plan for it – something the administration has incredulously failed to do for over two years.
Sherrod Brown
Why would you pass another law when the administration fails to enforce the current laws that are on the books. Why pass another one that’s not going to be enforced either?
Jeff Duncan
I am on my way to Ghana tomorrow morning and you just need to know that this Administration is very focused on doing all we can to promote economic development in this part of the world, in Africa, throughout Africa, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.
Donald Evans
This administration is going to be cussed and discussed for years to come.
Harry S. Truman
Donald Trump has a pre-modern monarchic family structure. His business is a monarchy with family members all around. His administration is a monarchy with family members all around.
David Brooks
Regardless of the administration or who’s in Congress, when you look at the outcomes of what what’s been happening, there are opportunities for us to invest in infrastructure, to create more equity, to invest in new technologies, to create future – jobs focused on the future not industries from the past.
Doug McMillon
Administration officials, in fact, have repeatedly condemned ISIS for its treatment of religious minorities, including Christians. But a bipartisan resolution now moving through Congress calls on the administration to go further and say ISIS is guilty of genocide.
Tom Gjelten
I think the accurate description for the George W. Bush administration is a military plutocracy. Having lived and worked in the United States, I must add that I don’t want to make too much of the distinction between the Bush regime and its predecessors. I don’t see a great deal of difference.
John Pilger
President Obama has adopted a practice of picking and choosing which laws he wants to enforce. In most cases, his laws of choice conveniently coincide with his administration’s political agenda.
Tom Rice
America has made it very clear in several administrations that if there is an attack by China on Taiwan, the United States is very likely to resist.
Henry A. Kissinger
Clinton appears to be the sole holdout in the Obama administration in understanding the catastrophe caused by its foreign policy in Libya.
Pete Hoekstra
The more you participate in our common endeavors, the more successful your work in the factory, mine, wharf or village, in an economic institute or in the arts, in commerce or administration, the sooner we will be where we all want to be.
Walter Ulbricht
I have to say, early on, to be fair, in the [Barack] Obama administration, the Obama White House said that Fox News was not a true news organization.
Donald Trump
I ask the American administration not to participate in any resolution that will double the suffering of the Palestinian people. I am convinced that the American people would not want to see the Palestinians suffer the way they do.
Ismail Haniyeh
This administration here and now declares unconditional war on poverty.
Lyndon B. Johnson
The Obama administration has framed its defense of the controversial bulk collection of all American phone records as necessary to prevent a future 9/11.
Peter Bergen
When enacted into law, the ‘Protect America First Act’ will end the flood of illegal border crossings unleashed during the first 50 days of the Biden administration.
Marjorie Taylor Greene
In public administration good sense would seem to require that public expectation be kept at the lowest possible level in order to minimize eventual disappointment.
John Kenneth Galbraith
In 2004, I wrote ‘What We’ve Lost,’ a book about the Bush administration. It sold only reasonably well, in part, I think, because the book was a horrific downer, an unrelenting account of the administration’s actions, bungles, deceptions, half-truths, untruths, and downright corruptions.
Graydon Carter
But I believe that the DPKO at this time was very much involved with American administration and was acting, taking on consideration the demand or the recommendation of the American administration. American administration was very powerful.
Boutros Boutros-Ghali
One of the big goals of my administration will be to reposition Mexico again as an emerging power.
Enrique Pena Nieto
To me, providing a new economic way forward is of utmost urgency and will be of foremost importance for the new DPP administration if I am elected.
Tsai Ing-wen
I have a lot of trouble understanding all the detail of finance and administration – but if you combine intellectual and professional capacity with a social conscience, you can change things: countries, structures, economic models, colonial states.
Evo Morales
For many, the recent disclosure of massive warrantless surveillance programs of all citizens by the Obama administration has brought back memories of George Orwell’s ‘1984.’ Another Orwell book seems more apt as the White House and its allies try to contain the scandal: ‘Animal Farm.’
Jonathan Turley
It’s difficult when you’re an appointee of any administration to publicly come out and say before a crisis occurs to say that we need to do X, Y and Z to avoid a crisis, because you probably wouldn’t be around very long if you did that.
Henry Bonilla
It is a modern tragedy that one of the Soviet Union’s most intelligent and realistic leaders has served and died during the administration of the most ill-informed and dangerous man ever to occupy the White House.
George McGovern
The [George W.] Bush administration marked a very serious and profoundly negative turning point – not just for the nation, but for the international order, because we started to govern on the idea of “might makes right.” And that’s a very old, toxic and infectious idea.
Edward Snowden
The Knesset is in Israel, and the Western Wall is in Israel, and the sooner the Obama administration realizes this, the closer it will be to a Middle East policy worthy of our country and its long alliance with our ally in Jerusalem – which is, actually, the capital of the state of Israel.
Elliott Abrams
The worst kind of management seeks a single optimum, a one-scale index of efficiency, like the mindless scales of 1 to 10 for grading a woman’s beauty or one to four stars for a movie’s appeal.
James Fallows
I think Winston Churchill is an appallingly bad politician, and always has been, that he hung onto power long after he should have done, and that his post-war administration was a disaster.
Malcolm Muggeridge
The Bush administration is a paragon of wisdom.
George Saunders
You could remove the powerful preaching from our church and it would still continue. You could remove the administration of pastoral care through the cell group system and the church would still continue. But if you remove the prayer life of our church it would collapse.
David Yonggi Cho
An administration, like a machine, does not create. It carries on.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
I want to be very clear – whenever it is possible to capture a suspected terrorist, it is the unqualified preference of the Administration to take custody of that individual so we can obtain information that is vital to the safety and security of the American people.
John O. Brennan
The Obama administration does not hate unauthorized leaks of classified information. They are more responsible for such leaks than anyone. What they hate are leaks that embarrass them or expose their wrongdoing. Those are the only kinds of leaks that are prosecuted.
Glenn Greenwald
I had unknowingly passed along false information. And five of the highest-ranking officials in the administration were involved in my doing so: Rove, Libby, the vice president, the president’s chief of staff and the president himself.
Scott McClellan
These people [Bush Administration] are for the most part rip-off artists. Notice that they’re all gas and oil men from Cheney, to the two Bushes; I think Rumsfeld also.
Gore Vidal
Barack Obama’s decision to come out in favour of gay marriage may be a historic occasion, but it is not an isolated one. His administration has been making pro-gay noises for some time; his demographic in the upcoming election is young and educated, precisely the group that favours equality for the LGBT community.
Edmund White
As has been emphasized vigorously by foreign allies and by responsible leaders of former administrations and incumbent officeholders, there is no current danger to the United States from Baghdad.
Jimmy Carter
If the Bush Administration cannot ensure Americans that they will be safe from the flu, how will they protect our country against a possible bio-terror or chemical attack? The American people deserve better.
Jon Corzine
The third factor is the natural predisposition of bureaucracies, both governmental and private, to exploit secrecy to whatever degree they are licensed to do so, and in this administration they’re given virtually carte blanche.
Ted Gup
The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected. Sometimes, that requires us to take actions that generate controversy. I’m not at all sure that that’s what the Obama administration believes.
Dick Cheney
I’m a damned sight smarter than Grant; I know more about organization, supply and administration and about everything else than he does; but I’ll tell you where he beats me and where he beats the world. He don’t care a damn for what the enemy does out of his sight but it scares me like hell.
William Tecumseh Sherman
It was his [Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s] relationship with the administration In Washington which became poisoned by his egomania. Link upon link the bond between events on the battlefield and his own ruin was forged, and, as is essential in genuine tragedy, the gods used the victim himself to forge the links.
William Manchester
When an administration embarks on a war justified by little or no intelligence, speaking the truth can be regarded as treachery. The country could use more of that kind of “treachery”.
Ray McGovern
Sources say the Obama administration is in the ‘final stages’ of planning the closing of Guantanamo Bay. The way it’s gonna work is, they’re going to put a Radio Shack sign out front and let nature take its course.
Jimmy Fallon
Measured against the scale and momentum of the Soviet empire’s challenge, the Reagan administration has failed, is failing, and without a dramatic change in strategy will continue to fail.
Newt Gingrich
This administration is going to be cussed and discussed for years to come.
Harry S Truman
Mistakes were made is something we heard back in ’92, and that has sort of been the Clinton administration’s mantra. I can’t imagine that Al Gore is going to pick up that statement and carry it through the next election.
Barbara Olson
Work needs to be the single biggest requirements. No more waivers as this administration has done. There should be real work eligibility.
Jeb Bush
I thought Iraq was the wrong war at the wrong time and have been fighting to get the Administration to stop its failed policy and bring our troops home.
Jim McGovern
We have a chance to wind down and expedite the removal of 96 percent of the world’s nuclear weapons. What an achievement it would be, if at the end of the next administration, we could say that the nuclear arsenals of both Russia and the United States had been reduced to the barest minimums.
Dianne Feinstein
No administration in recent times has been able to tackle the needs of our veterans. On that, I do want to see Donald Trump successful. But in terms of his travel ban and immigration policy, I don’t want to see him successful.
Nina Turner
When I served as prime minister last time, I failed to prioritize my agenda. I was eager to complete everything at once, and ended my administration in failure. After resigning, for six years I traveled across the nation simply to listen.
Shinzo Abe
As far as the Yanukovych administration is concerned, you will see, if you do any fact-checking, that I was the person that negotiated the framework which is based upon which Ukraine is now a part of Europe. That was my role. That’s what I did. And when it was completed, I left.
Paul Manafort
The [Barack Obama] administration is sharing its knowledge, its expertise with the incoming administration. And this, to us, is a sign of encouragement, to continue the good cooperation that we have built between the United States of America and the Federal Republic of Germany that is in our mutual interest.
Angela Merkel
However, this President sees no problem eliminating funding for Perkins Loans in his budget, even though the cost of tuition is rising and will continue to rise as the administration’s policies force inflation.
Tim Bishop
The United States and the Obama administration have consistently opposed the delegitimation of Israel. We’ve also consistently pushed for legitimation of Israel across the U.N. system. We uniformly oppose one-sided actions designed to punish Israel, and we will continue to do so.
Samantha Power
What teachers and the administration in that era never seemed to see was that the mental work of what they called daydreaming often required more effort and concentration than it would have taken simply to listen in class. Laziness is not the issue. It is just not the work dictated by the administration.
David Foster Wallace
From the outset, the Obama administration has recognized that building a robust skills infrastructure means building strong partnerships with community colleges.
Tom Perez
The banks don’t have anything – no rights whatsoever. The banks are shareholders of SLEC, and SLEC has no rights. I am the CEO of Formula One Management and Formula One Administration, which runs the business in F1. From this point of view, I own F1.
Bernie Ecclestone
What is Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton done to this country? That the most basic responsibility of an administration is to protect the safety and security of the American people.
Chris Christie
The bonds of trust between the United States and Israel have been frayed, but even the hostility and disrespect the Obama administration has shown has not severed those bonds.
Adam Hasner
The embassy in Cairo put out a statement after their grounds had been breached. … An apology for America’s values is never the right course. … The statement that came from the administration was – was a statement which is akin to apology and I think was a – a severe miscalculation.
Mitt Romney
President Obama’s 100-day plan is pretty impressive. I think it’s a Wow 100-plus days. The administration is not operating from fear, it is trying to drive change for the future, and that’s a good thing.
Andrea Jung
My administration will not answer to donors or lobbyists or special interests, but we will serve the citizens of the United States of America, believe me.
Donald Trump
My administration will put new American metal into the spine of this nation.
Donald Trump
You cannot cover the 50 million new people Obama seeks to cover without more doctors and nurses. But the administration and even the Blue Dogs in the House have proposed nothing to add to the supply of medical services even as they plan vastly to increase the demand by covering new people.
Dick Morris
In the Reagan administration, a great speech was just the first step in a long process. In the Obama administration, it’s the only step.
Kathleen Troia McFarland
Most of the doctors in the Tunisian administration, especially those in country districts, contracted typhus and approximately one third of them died of it
Jules Henry
Russia, China, Japan, Mexico, all countries will respect America far more when I’m leading it, far more than they do under past administrations.
Donald Trump
Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end. It is not for the sake of a good public administration that it is required, but for the security in the pursuit of the highest objects of civil society, and of private life.
Lord Acton
I don’t give a darn about coal or about oil. I do give a darn about oil jobs. I do give a darn about the jobs that coal can bring… I am against the Obama administration demonizing certain forms of energy and glorying others. I say, bring it all in.
Niger Innis
The Obama administration has been weak and inconsistent in enforcing immigration laws.
Jack Kingston
At the beginning of his administration, Obama homed right in on Medicare, which he wanted to fix by reducing the overall cost of health care in this country. He risked everything – some would claim he lost everything – by being so single-minded.
Gail Collins
Debt is such a powerful tool, it is such a useful tool, it’s much better than colonialism ever was because you can keep control without having an army, without having a whole administration.
Susan George
I was fortunate, I guess, to be part of some good fiscal discipline in the Bush administration. The budget I put forward was a balanced budget.
Rob Portman
While I was pleasantly surprised by the relatively high number of jobs created in April, the fact is that job creation during this recovery period has significantly lagged both historical experience in recovery, and the projections of the Bush Administration.
Barney Frank
The administration has a disturbing pattern of behavior when it comes to budgeting not only for the ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan but also for military requirements not directly related to these conflicts.
Russ Feingold
Usually, those persons closest to the incoming President will be the main leaders of the Transition effort. They are most familiar with his policies and practices, and are able to interpret his wishes regarding the structure and staffing of the new Administration.
Richard V. Allen
Gov. Romney’s policies would be a clear departure from the dubious tactics of the Obama administration.
Jeff Duncan
The Bush administration got a lot of things horribly wrong in its disaster response to the New Orleans flood, and it deserves almost all of the bitter recriminations hurled its way.
Timothy Noah
The Bush administration will go down in history as the Torture Team.
Alex Gibney
During Ronald Reagan’s administration, ’60 Minutes’ ran a segment about the difference between Reagan’s rhetoric and Reagan’s actions. The show thought it had produced a hard-hitting piece; Reagan’s team called up ’60 Minutes’ to thank them for the 15-minute commercial.
David Shields
Any plan of administration which contemplates a concentrating of responsibility is open to the dangers which follow the creation of a bureaucracy.
Arthur Capper
I believe the Obama administration, from the president on down, has taken a very weak position regarding granting Palestine statehood at the United Nations.
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
I worked at the White House in the early Reagan administration at a time when the deficit rocket really started to take off.
Christopher Buckley
Oddly enough, government policy helped get the fast food outlets into the city. Very well-intentioned small business administration loans to encourage minority business ownership. The easiest business to get into is opening a fast-food franchise in the inner city.
Michael Pollan
Why did the Clinton Administration wait from 1995 to 1998 to tighten security and bolster counterintelligence at U.S. weapons labs?
Charles Bass
Most of the evil of the world comes about not out of evil motives, but somebody saying ‘get with the program, be a team player;’ this is what we saw at Enron, this is what we saw in the Nixon administration with their scandal.
Philip Zimbardo
The most important thing will be building a bench of powerhouse progressives in elected office and in the next administration. [Bernie] Sanders has an enormous spotlight that he can shine on champions that are following the Sanders path of really building from the left.
Ben Wikler
REVOLUTION, n. In politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment. . . . the substitution of the rule of an Administration for that of a Ministry, whereby the welfare and happiness of the people were advanced a full half-inch.
Ambrose Bierce
[Not achieving a nuclear test ban] would have to be classed as the greatest disappointment of any administration of any decade, of any time and of any party.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Those who serve upon our juries have maintained a standard of fairness and excellence and demonstrated a vision toward the administration of justice that is a wellspring of inspiration.
Earl Warren
As for meetings, I think the President-elect [Donald Trump] should be given an opportunity to first form his administration and assume office. Meetings will come next.
Vladimir Putin
For ‘The Grace of Kings,’ I read Han Dynasty historical records in Classical Chinese, which allowed me to get a sense of the complexity of the politics and the ‘surprisingly modern’ reactions of the historical figures to recurrent problems of state administration.
Ken Liu
I will not negotiate the demise of the ACA with the Trump administration, but I would certainly be willing to work with responsible Republicans to fix some of the problems, particularly by strengthening the individual purchasers market to bring younger and healthier people into the risk pool.
Jimmy Gomez
It shouldn’t take an emergency for this Administration to deal with the health care needs of our nation’s heroes. Funding the VA and our bringing our troops home safely should never be treated as an afterthought.
John Salazar
Unless things change radically, President Bush will be the first President since Herbert Hoover to have presided over a net loss of jobs during his administration.
Tim Johnson
The administration has taken its inexcusable apathy a step further, declaring that even abiding by the few token sanctions in place isn’t truly necessary, as evidenced by the now 20 countries to which the Obama administration has granted waivers to continue doing business with Iran.
Trent Franks
The true history of my administration will be written 50 years from now, and you and I will not be around to see it.
George W. Bush
There are some legitimate security issues, but I believe many of the objections the administration is making are not for security reasons, but to disguise mistakes that were made prior to Sept. 11.
Bob Graham
Most of the provisions designed to fix what ails our health system don’t kick in until 2014, which, one wishes administration officials had noticed, is two years after he has to win an election.
Eric Alterman
Torture is illegal, both in the U.S. and abroad. So – and that is true for the Bush administration and for any other administration.
Jane Mayer
I see no magic in tax dollars which are sent to Washington and then returned. I abhor the waste and incompetence of large-scale federal bureaucracies in this administration as well as in others. I do not favor state compulsion when voluntary individual effort can do the job and do it well.
John F. Kennedy
My father never felt the need to wrap himself in anybody’s mantle. He never felt the need to pretend to be anybody else. This is their administration. This is their war. If they can’t stand on their own two feet, well, they’re no Ronald Reagans, that’s for sure.
Ron Reagan
But I do think it’s unwise, and it – to build a mosque at the site where 3,000 Americans lost their lives as a result of a terrorist attack. And I think to me it demonstrates that the – that Washington, the White House, the administration, the President himself seems to be disconnected from the mainstream of America.
John Cornyn
The problem is neutrality ends in poverty, neutrality ends in choices that hurt people’s lives. This administration is deliberately telling organizations that are there to help young girls make good choices, not to tell them what the good choice is. That is absolutely unconscionable.
Rick Santorum
I think there’s even a chance that [R&D and innovation budgets] might be increased [during Donald Trump Administration] and we should go and make that case to the executive branch, to the Congress.
Bill Gates
This country must be governed, and can be governed, simply on questions of policy and administration and the French Canadians who have had any part in this movement have never had any other intention but to organise upon those party distinctions and upon no other.
Wilfrid Laurier
Through strategic diplomacy, private-public sector partnerships, and innovative new ideas, the Trump administration has advanced policies that will benefit millions of working families here in the United States and abroad.
Kayleigh McEnany
Reducing the budget for Amtrak makes no sense unless the Administration is prepared to implement a reform strategy which can be supported by the budget request.
Christopher Bond
You should spend more time with your families; write that novel you’ve always wanted to write. You know, the one about the fearless reporter who stands up to the administration. You know – fiction.
Stephen Colbert
Every President I think I’ve ever known, except Truman, has thought they didn’t quite get done what they wanted done. And toward the end of their Administrations, they were disappointed and wished they had done some things differently.
Billy Graham
I am here before you tonight to dedicate this administration to bringing a new renaissance of neighborhood life and community spirit, a renewal of confidence in the future of our city and a revival of opportunity for all Chicago.
Jane Byrne
There is a kind of thinking in the Church that wants to reduce the priest to a mere functionary, a managing director, where administration rather than doctrine and worship are to determine the form of the Church.
Arthur Middleton
I have made education a top priority of this Administration because when we get it right, when every child learns, America will be a more hopeful place.
George W. Bush
A complete investment in the Obama administration required that any real opposition had to be demonized. The investment in Barack Obama had to be protected.
Bob Ehrlich
One of the goals of the Trump administration is to reclaim all of the supply chain and manufacturing capability that would otherwise exist if the playing field were level.
Peter Navarro
In political administration, no problem is ever simple. It can never be reduced to the question whether a certain measure is good or not.
Napoleon Bonaparte
I’ve left specific instructions that I do not want to be brought back during a Republican administration.
Timothy Leary
I don’t know what would happen in a Trump administration, as far as how he would behave.
Rashid Khalidi
I don’t believe that the Bush Administration had something to do with September 11th. I do believe that there were a lot of warning signals, but I don’t think they were ignored on purpose – Bush just wanted to go to the ranch for a month.
Michael Moore
We have struggled with terrorism for a long time. In the Reagan administration, I was a hawk on the subject. I said terrorism is a big problem, a different problem, and we have to take forceful action against it. Fortunately, Ronald Reagan agreed with me, but not many others did.
George P. Shultz
FDR, JFK, LBJ [all Democratic presidents ] we have a pretty long list of presidents who maybe were not entirely forthcoming with intelligence information before they went to war, so I’d be cautious against making legal cases against the administration.
Barack Obama
I really felt Mitt Romney was a – not my candidate. I didn’t exactly like his policies, but I thought he was an honest guy. I didn’t think that he would engage in corruption. He wasn’t involved in some of the things that the administration, I felt, was involved with.
Glenn Beck
The Bush administration works closely with a network of rapid response digital brownshirts who work to pressure reporters and their editors for ‘undermining support for our troops.’
Al Gore
While all Republicans acknowledge that there were mistakes made during the Bush Administration, again the continuous pointing a finger at President Bush has gotten tiresome.
Marsha Blackburn
Unfortunately, the administration’s plan is an ounce of cure for a pound of problems.
Charles Schumer
Under this [Bush] Administration, America’s middle class has been abandoned — its dreams denied, its Main Street interests ignored and its mainstream values scorned by a White House that puts privilege first.
John F. Kerry
Some are arguing that the Democrats should resist at every turn [to Donald’s Trump administration], and some Democrats are saying that’s the strategy that Democrats should now employ.
Maxine Waters
I have no idea why she quieted down on the subject. Maybe she was told to. I can imagine that it wasn’t a very popular position in the Administration, with her own husband having ordered by executive order the internment. Maybe she was just told: “Look, we’re in a war now. Turn off your social conscience.”
William A. Rusher
Peace in the Middle East has been on the Obama administration’s mind from the beginning. Two days after his inauguration, the president traveled to the State Department to announce the appointment of George Mitchell as his Middle East peace negotiator.
Elliott Abrams
President [Barack] Obama, it took him a number of days to do [appointments to Administration] and it took former President Bill Clinton even longer.
Kristen Welker
We’re not like the American administration, we’re not social media administration or government. We are a government that deals with reality. When we have evidence, we’ll announce it.
Bashar al-Assad
New Yorkers should know that no one in the Administration, at the Department of Defense, or at the Selective Service System is advocating the reinstatement of the mandatory draft in any form.
Jim Walsh
If you wish to fault the administration, it is that we didn’t have a clear picture and we probably didn’t do as clear a job explaining that we did not have a clear picture until days later.
Hillary Clinton
I felt very strongly the whole social impact of that depression, you know, and I felt very strongly about the efforts that this Resettlement Administration was trying to accomplish; resettling people, helping them, and so on.
Ben Shahn
The dome of the U.S. Capitol has fallen into severe disrepair… As the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, which oversees matters of the Capitol’s physical plant, I have serious concerns about the consequences of omitting this funding from the stopgap spending measure.
Chuck Schumer
We are ready to meet [with Donald Trump] at any time, this is no problem for us, but I believe we should be patient and wait for the complicated process of forming the new administration to be complete.
Vladimir Putin
Expanding access to robotics programs for students has been a significant focus of my administration.
Chris Sununu
It is Basic Management 101 that if you reward failure you are going to get more failure, and if you want success you should reward success. But if you look at the way this administration has approached national security, they have kind of got that principle backwards.
Chris Van Hollen
Caring for our veterans is the duty of a grateful nation. Unfortunately, the Bush administration and congressional Republicans have not lived up to this duty.
Patty Murray
The issue of what my role in the – in persuading the Bush administration to go to war has been greatly exaggerated.
Ahmed Chalabi
The Obama administration is an affront to every freedom-loving American,and a threat to every private sector job in this country.
Rick Perry
It is because the administration is hostile to silver; and thus it is surrendering this country to the Shylocks of the Old World who have made war upon it.
Richard Parks Bland
The message is for everybody who wears the uniform: get ready. The United States will do what it takes to win this war… And this is an administration that is going to dedicate ourselves to winning that war.
George W. Bush
Excessive administration secrecy… feeds conspiracy theories and reduces the public’s confidence in government.
John McCain
The most basic obligation we have to our veterans is that we keep the promises that were made to them. That is what makes the recent failures of the Veterans Administration so shameful.
Doc Hastings
Beginning with the Clinton Administration and rapidly accelerating with the George W. Bush and Obama regimes and Tony Blair in England, the U.S. and U.K. governments have run roughshod over their accountability to law.
Paul Craig Roberts
The Clinton administration cared a lot about the middle class and the poor. But it also cared a lot – too much, in retrospect – about the rich.
Timothy Noah
Our two party platforms were emphatic about Jerusalem being the capital of Israel. For the Obama administration to remove this language from the Democratic Party platform drives a wedge into one of the few issues that our two parties agreed on.
Paul Ryan
Wikileaks didn’t help confidence with American administrations because of conversations made public so easily.
Abdullah II of Jordan
And this is an administration – we’re not into nation-building, we’re focused on justice. And we’re going to get justice. It’s going to take a while, probably. But I’m a patient man. Nothing will diminish my will and my determination – nothing.
George W. Bush
George Bush and John Ashcroft were religious in a scary way, but the rational among us could always take heart that, deep down, the Bush administration was more cynical than messianic.
Matt Taibbi
Nation editor Katrina van den Heuvel told me that the failure to adequately cover the Downing Street Memo epitomizes the timidity, the cowardice of a media that has been manipulated, intimidated, bullied by an administration that has taken it to a high level. . lapdog news media.
Frank Rich
Poor people and working people have not been the focus of the Obama administration. That for me is not just a disappointment but a kind of betrayal.
Cornel West
It’s hard to know what you can do just on your own as a new administration.
Jonathan Gruber
Bill Clinton persuaded some people that he was really a civilized character and his Administration had the best interests of humanity at heart. These days we don’t have to put up with that nonsense. It’s very clear that the George W. Bush Administration is out of control. It contains some truly dangerous people.
John Pilger
Tomorrow, I’m going to a soup kitchen in Mobile. I think that will symbolize the insensitivity of this administration to human needs.
Walter F. Mondale
We are Americans, We have the right to participate and debate any administration.
Hillary Clinton
We want to create more jobs. We want to qualify more lenders and expand lending markets. But also, I want a very different SBA – it’s not your father’s SBA. I want to modernize it and reposition it so when people think about jobs, they think about how the Small Business Administration would really be helpful.
Linda McMahon
Most of the doctors in the Tunisian administration, especially those in country districts, contracted typhus and approximately one third of them died of it.
Charles Jules Henry Nicole
Everything that the administration has done has been counterproductive.
Bill McKibben
I said the first concern of the administration of justice must, of course, be the individual. The second concern is the truth.
Elliot Richardson
I hope to develop our relationship with the Trump administration and with the United States. It’s a very sound relationship that’s based on the basic strategic congruence of views about the world, about the region.
Lee Hsien Loong
My administration will stop the drugs from pouring into America and poisoning our youth. We get the drugs, they get the money. We get the problems, they get the cash. No good, no good. Going to stop.
Donald Trump
The bottom line is that I have a job to do to help get the new administration ready. If there’s some role for me that I want to do and the president-elect wants me to do – we’ve known each other 14 years. We’ll talk about it.
Chris Christie
As a veteran, I believe we have a responsibility to take care of all our men and women who have served – and I will fight to fix the crisis at the Veterans Administration caused by negligent leadership in Washington.
Joni Ernst
It does not help when an administration, in response to American attacks on American soil and American individuals, the administration ends up asking Americans to give up their First Amendment rights for which our service members are fighting.
Louie Gohmert
I urge the Bush Administration to rethink its priorities. We can’t talk about community values without being prepared to invest in those very same communities.
Joe Lieberman
I have seen periods of progress followed by reaction. I have seen the hopes and aspirations of Negroes rise during World War II, only to be smashed during the Eisenhower years. I am seeing the victories of the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations destroyed by Richard Nixon.
Bayard Rustin
The [Barack] Obama administration has pressured Mexico to keep them away from the Mexican border, so that they don’t succeed in reaching the United States. Pretty much the same thing Europeans have done to Turks and Syrians.
Noam Chomsky
The one thing that I don’t think the Obama administration gets anywhere near enough credit for is the high level of administrators. They meet all the time so they can synergize the federal investments. That’s the way any corporation would do it.
John Hickenlooper
One of the reforms to be carried out during the incoming administration is a change in our monetary and banking laws, so as to secure greater elasticity in the forms of currency available for trade and to prevent the limitations of law from operating to increase the embarrassment of a financial panic.
William Howard Taft
The debt and the deficit is just getting out of control, and the administration is still pumping through billions upon trillions of new spending. That does not grow the economy.
Paul Ryan
Revolt is not reform, and one revolutionary administration is not good government.
Lincoln Steffens
I don’t think it’s going to be related to social or economic policies; it’s going to be the fact that [Barack Obama] said let’s go forward, not backward, in regard to the violations of law that occurred under the Bush administration.
Edward Snowden
[N]o American should retreat an inch on the right of jurors to acquit if they perceive the law or its administration to be unjust.
Charley Reese
I don’t believe anyone that I know in the administration ever said that Iraq had nuclear weapons.
Donald Rumsfeld
The Administration’s policy on women is often hard to see because it is written in the font size of pharmaceutical ads.
Kate Clinton
This administration affects the everyday life of the common person.
Al Jourgensen
I promised to run the most open and transparent administration in Britain. That is why, with this brutally honest and unprecedented progress report, I am determined to level with Londoners.
Boris Johnson
Nevertheless, amid the greatest difficulties of my Administration, when I could not see any other resort, I would place my whole reliance on God, knowing that all would go well, and that He would decide for the right.
Abraham Lincoln
Do not resist the evil-doer and take no part in doing so, either in the violent deeds of the administration, in the law courts, the collection of taxes, or above all in soldiering, and no one in the world will be able to enslave you.
Leo Tolstoy
The Obama administration is not helping small businesses create jobs. In fact, it is responsible for the regulatory uncertainty nearly 50 percent of small-business owners cite as responsible for their lack of hiring.
Sher Valenzuela
The most extremist power any political leader can assert is the power to target his own citizens for execution without any charges or due process, far from any battlefield. The Obama administration has not only asserted exactly that power in theory, but has exercised it in practice.
Glenn Greenwald
It was the Obama administration that cut a faux deal with the Iranians that will not disarm Iran of its nuclear capabilities, and will in fact accelerate their nuclear development.
Ben Shapiro
The Tsarnaev brothers, the elder brother made a public call to jihad and the [Barack] Obama administration didn’t target it.
Ted Cruz
The media’s trying to attack my administration because they know we are following through on pledges that we made and they’re not happy about it for whatever reason.
Donald Trump
My administration has been calling upon all the leaders in the – in the Middle East to do everything they can to stop the violence, to tell the different parties involved that peace will never happen.
George W. Bush
Energy is under siege by the Obama administration.
Donald Trump
Drones can be a highly effective way of dealing with high-priority targets, but they should not become the drug of choice for an administration that is afraid to use successful, legal and safe tactics of the past.
Jose Rodriguez
I know the American administration is trying to refurbish its image after Irangate, especially in the Middle East and among their friends in this area. No doubt about it. We are following it.
Yasser Arafat
For me as an American, the most painful aspect of this is that I believe that that administration has taken the events of 9/11 and has manipulated the grief of the country and I think that’s reprehensible.
Dustin Hoffman
It’s rare in an administration for a secretary of state and a secretary of defense to get along really well.
David Brooks
It is clear that whatever language of democracy [Barack] Obama and his administration use is very tactically deployed, and has as its main aim the extension of US power and interests.
Judith Butler
There are people in this administration who say they don’t care if the UN sinks under the East river, and other crude things.
Hans Blix
There’s also some element of coming of age during the Reagan administration, which everybody has painted as some glorious time in America, but I remember as being a very, very dark time. There was apocalypse in the air; the punk rock movement made sense.
John Cusack
My administration is committed to a leadership role on the issue of climate change.
George W. Bush
I dont remember a big fight between the Republicans and Democrats in the Nixon administration or President Gerald Ford and so on.
Stewart Udall
Officials in the George W. Bush administration later criticized the cruise missile strikes that were ordered by President Bill Clinton in Afghanistan in 1998 as only ‘pounding sand.’
Peter Bergen
Consul – in American politics, a person who having failed to secure an office from the people is given one by the Administration on condition that he leave the country.
Ambrose Bierce
I got to get the right people in the right job. Because a lot of costs can be taken out in the context of your administration without the legislature. For example, using technology to do more with less. Using technology to fight fraud. Reorganizing and streamlining can be done within the context of the administration.
Meg Whitman
[Peter] Drucker says that modern government can do only two things well: wage war and inflate the currency. Its the aim of my administration to prove Mr Drucker wrong.
Richard M. Nixon
Reducing the budget for Amtrak makes no sense unless the Administration is prepared to implement a reform strategy which can be supported by the budget request.
Kit Bond
Because the Bush Administration will set no timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, both chambers of Congress acted to make sure our troops will not be left in Iraq indefinitely.
Jan Schakowsky
The extremist agenda of the Obama administration is forcing unwarranted higher energy costs upon Americans and further threatening an already sluggish economic recovery.
Luther Strange
I told the President, I told Rahm Emanuel and others in the administration that I thought the policy they took to try to bring about negotiations is counter-productive, because when you give the Palestinians hope that the United States will do its negotiating for them, they are not going to sit down and talk.
Chuck Schumer
The Bush administration also was not straightforward about the intelligence it had, releasing tenuous information that fit its goal of attacking Iraq. I feel deceived.
Ken Lucas
There is no reason why EPA’s role should ebb and flow based on a particular administration or a particular administrator.
Scott Pruitt
The fact is … that when totalitarian nations like China and Saudi Arabia play ball with U.S. business interests, we like them just fine. But when Venezuela’s freely elected president threatens powerful corporate interests, the Bush administration treats him as an enemy.
Robert Scheer
[The spirit of party] serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another.
George Washington
In 2002 and 2003, the Bush administration decided against bombing Zarqawi’s camp in northern Iraq because it might derail plans to depose Saddam Hussein. By focusing on Zarqawi in his speech at the United Nations, Secretary of State Colin Powell inadvertently spread his fame throughout the Arab world.
Joby Warrick
Put simply, the Bush administration policy in the Middle East is continuing to fail.
Jerome Corsi
I might say that when the settlement was made the Nixon administration issued what they called a second inflation alert in which the General Motors settlement was branded as being inflationary and bad for the country.
Leonard Woodcock
At the same time, the Reagan Administration assured that the main elements of policymaking were in the hands of competent loyalists, thus assuring a successful launch and a highly successful first year.
Richard V. Allen
The Obama administration deserves credit for quickly ending the housing free fall. In particular, Obama empowered the Federal Housing Administration to ensure that households could find mortgages at low interest rates even during the worst phase of the financial panic.
Mark Zandi
The Obama administration believes in experts and blue-ribbon panels. They believe in creating new agencies and boards. They believe in all that, but they just don’t trust the entrepreneur’s ability to grow her own business and to create jobs.
Sher Valenzuela
I would say that every pope has had people within his administration who have had difficulties one way or another with his administration.
Blase J. Cupich
Is the leadership of the worldwide church in the hands of men and women who know how to lead others one by one to Jesus Christ? We are so concerned with planning and administration that there is a danger lest we allow these things to serve as an excuse for not doing the one thing on which all else depends.
Stephen Neill
Visit with your predecessors from previous Administrations. They know the ropes and can help you see around some corners. Try to make original mistakes, rather than needlessly repeating theirs.
Donald Rumsfeld
The Obama administration demonstrated time and again a disturbing willingness to bypass the separation of powers and disregard Congress as a Constitutional watchdog.
Luther Strange
I am always available to share my experiences. I am happy to talk to people in Indian sports administration, maybe teach them a few things, and eventually help out an athlete. That would make me happiest.
Abhinav Bindra
The Veteran’s Administration is a disaster, the V.A., it’s a disaster.
Donald Trump
Later the Administration wanted me to actually sell all remaining surplus by running the War Assets Corporation. I said I couldn’t do it without some shoe leather.
Stuart Symington
The government’s Small Business Administration reports that small businesses represent 99% of all employers in the U.S. and are responsible for generating well over half of new jobs created.
Ellen Tauscher
I’ve decided to study the MBA, as it’s crucial to have comprehensive knowledge of business administration and management in running science technology institutes as well as making science-related policies.
Yi So-Yeon
I think I could have worked for the Clinton administration.
Judd Gregg
Say what you will about Americans, but one thing they are not is passive. The Bush administration may have pushed through the Patriot Act weeks after 11 September, but, as the American public got to grips with how the law was affecting their individual rights, their protests grew loud and angry.
Heather Brooke
I first came on the scene during the Johnson years and that crowd was out all the time enjoying themselves. Nixon wasn’t particularly social but a lot of the people in his administration were.
Sally Quinn
Let me tell you what is interesting about the administration. We had Central American miners that were placed in Ohio, and we never knew a thing about it. We didn’t know where they were. And, in fact, we know now that some of them, there is a case going on where some of them may have been human-trafficked.
John Kasich
This week the Obama administration warned China to remove its secret agents from the U.S. Then in the middle of Obama’s announcement a plant behind him got up and walked away.
Jimmy Fallon
Beginning on day one, our administration went to work to tackle challenges.
Donald Trump
The Erdogan government’s first major step outside of the U.S. alliance was during the Bush Administration, when it wouldn’t let Washington use Turkey as a launching ground for U.S. troops entering Iraq in 2003.
Elliott Abrams
I think the Obama Administration has done a lousy job marketing and selling and explaining this entire thing. And, as a result, all of these right-wing front organizations financed by the Koch brothers, are blanketing the airwaves with lies about Obamacare. And people are scared.
Robert Reich
It’s no surprise that the Bush administration’s bullying swagger and blithe ignorance have caused much of the Muslim world to hold the U.S. in rock-bottom regard.
Graydon Carter
What if Americans were all judged by the actions of the Bush administration and people did not know the truth? That America is full of people who are, at present, poorly represented and poorly catered to by the media.
Henry Rollins
According to Washington insiders, White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan could be the next official to leave the Bush administration. McClellan says he’d like to spend more time lying for his family
Amy Poehler
You may have the administration of angels, you may see many miracles; . . . but I claim that the gift of the Holy Ghost is the greatest gift that can be bestowed upon man.
Wilford Woodruff
The American administration is trying to achieve any gain in the shadow of the embarrassment hitting it because of its failures in Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine after the failure of Israel’s war on Lebanon and the retreat of America’s project in the region.
Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah
Candidates run for election on campaign promises, but once they’re elected they renege on those promises, which happened with President [Barack] Obama on GuantГЎnamo, the surveillance programs and investigating the crimes of the Bush administration. These were very serious campaign promises that were not fulfilled.
Edward Snowden
Mr. Truman studiously avoided giving power to his White House staff that has been characteristic of recent administrations. Staff people in the White House, with no responsibility but incredible authority is one of the reasons we’re now in so much trouble.
Stuart Symington
European-style interventions to which the Obama administration is inclined will not make America more competitive in the world-wide economy. Such policies will not increase growth, will not decrease unemployment, and will not increase wages for workers.
Elaine Chao
Obama has proved to be particularly adept at using the media to disseminate his administration’s messages, but he is a masterful orator. Bill Clinton, too.
Rebecca Traister
No matter which administration is in power, and no matter which President is delivering the State of the Union, I will continue to pursue smart and pragmatic policies that put the people of Central Virginia first.
Abigail Spanberger
I’m a writer. That’s who I am, at my core. I’m a writer, and then I learned production and administration, along the way. I feel like most people can learn it because production and the administration part is all about logic, and it’s all about learning rules and budgets.
Ronald D. Moore
The Obama administration and the Democratic Congress have taken the biggest lurch to the left in policy in American history. There’ve been no – no Congress, no administration that has run this far to the left in such a small period of time. And there is a reaction to that.
Haley Barbour
You could argue that Barack Obama faced in ’08 a situation as bad as any president since the Great Depression. What Obama inherited from the Bush administration, we all remember, was just an absolute global catastrophe.
Tony Kushner
I can’t remember exactly, but the White House is not keen on people going on Fox News. It’s my view that while people in the administration feel that Fox News doesn’t give them a fair shake, the fact of the matter is there are a lot of people who watch Fox News.
Austan Goolsbee
I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi. It’s disgraceful that the Obama Administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.
Mitt Romney
And now, since I’ve been governor since last January, I have written numerous letters to the administration in regards to securing our borders with absolutely no response. So we have been facing this crisis, and it’s devastating the people of Arizona. And I feel as governor I have a responsibility to protect the citizens.
Jan Brewer
In truth, every American administration since that of Franklin D. Roosevelt has maintained close ties with the Saudi rulers, and for a single, simple reason: oil.
Michael Mandelbaum
You’ll think I’m off my trolley when I say this, but the Bush administration is the most radical – in a positive sense – in its approach to Africa since Kennedy.
Bob Geldof
If we had decided on January 5, in the new House of Representatives, to make no new spending bills, the debt ceiling would’ve still been hit, because, those are bills that are coming in as a result of purchases and commitments made by the administration and the previous Congress.
Bill Johnson
The Bush administration does not desire to see Islam practiced in its pristine purity.
Louis Farrakhan
Everyone in our administration is going to cooperate.
David Plouffe
The America that has flourished for more than two centuries is being quietly but steadily dismantled by the Obama administration.
Thomas Sowell
I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started. … And an enormous debt to boot!
Henry Morgenthau, Jr.
The president and the administration had a duty to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, but powerful constituencies of the president did not want the president to defend it. And unfortunately, politics trumped duty.
Trent Franks
One of the best things that came out of the Carter administration was the energy policy. The best things in it were renewable energy.
Stewart Udall
I actually think if the American people understood what was going on instead of just being told tidbits by this administration, they would actually be a lot more supportive of the boots on the ground.
John McCain
The fact is that a lot of the spending increases came during the Bush administration. Two unpaid for wars we got ourselves engaged in. A prescription drug plan that added enormous amounts to our spending, and the tax cuts at the high end that did not create jobs and create revenue coming.
Nancy Pelosi
Al-Qaeda’s resurgence brings out the worst in the Bush Administration’s math and logic.
Jon Stewart
My administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government.
Barack Obama
In a two-year period, all my dreams came true: the birth of a son… publishing a best-selling book… launching a successful organization… joining the [Barack] Obama Administration… And then all my nightmares came true.
Van Jones
Many conservatives were openly angry with the Bush administration over enormous government spending and the chaos in Iraq. I don’t see as much independent thinking on the left, where President Obama is rarely criticized by his acolytes.
Bill O’Reilly
The Trump administration is shaping up to be one of the most corrupt since the Gilded Age.
David Brock
Under President Barack Obama, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus has been invited into the White House and given a seat at the table. Hispanics are serving in unprecedented numbers at the highest levels of this administration, including in the Cabinet.
Charlie Gonzalez
My administration doesn’t have any secrets, and from now on, neither will you.
Barack Obama
In the long run, the government can’t bring revival; only the Church can do that. But government can keep us safe and protect our freedoms. I believe that the Trump administration will do that.
Robert Jeffress
As nearly two dozen Secret Service agents and members of the military were punished or fired following a 2012 prostitution scandal in Colombia, Obama administration officials repeatedly denied that anyone from the White House was involved.
Carol D. Leonnig
Move over to Egypt. Once again, the [Barack] Obama administration, encouraged by Republicans, toppled [Hosni] Mubarak who had been a reliable ally of the United States, of Israel, and in its place, [Mohamed] Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood came in, a terrorist organization.
Ted Cruz
Europe has united, China is growing speedily and Russia possesses immense power in terms of fuel resources. The US administration cannot do anything about it.
Vladimir Zhirinovsky
People in the White House work hard, whatever administration. They get rewarded in psychic income, a sense that they are involved in something bigger than themselves, that it’s important.
Mark Shields
Under President Trump’s leadership, illegal immigration was the lowest it had been in 17 years. The Trump administration achieved this success because they understood the actual problems and addressed them.
Lauren Boebert
The Obama administration would say that if you are a Catholic institution, you can only limit your conscience waivers or exclusions to people of the Catholic Church. That would mean that Catholic institutions couldn’t treat people of other religions, and that makes no sense.
John Fleming
Throughout the early and mid-1990s, the Clinton administration debated the merits of paying for AIDS testing and counseling of vulnerable populations overseas.
Barton Gellman
There have been errors in the administration of the most enlightened men.
Edward Law, 1st Earl of Ellenborough
Socialism and Communism both demand a degree of joint effort and administration which would beget more regulation than is wholly consistent with ideal Anarchism; Individualism and Mutualism, resting upon property, involve a development of the private policeman not at all compatible with my notion of freedom.
Voltairine de Cleyre
That reminds me to remark, in passing, that the very first official thing I did, in my administration-and it was on the first day of it, too-was to start a patent office; for I knew that a country without a patent office and good patent laws was just a crab, and couldn’t travel any way but sideways or backways.
Mark Twain
If, in [Federal Housing Administration] application, black folks were excluded from it, then you have to override that by going after those discriminatory practices.
Barack Obama
Moreover, as the leadership of the House confirmed last year, the Administration remains opposed to a congressional resolution on the Armenian Genocide due to Turkish objections. This approach sends absolutely the wrong signal to Turkey and to the rest of the world.
Patrick J. Kennedy
The Bush administration is the most diverse in history because the president fills jobs on the basis of a person’s capabilities and qualifications, not on the color of his or her skin.
Alphonso Jackson
President Franklin D. Roosevelt had to find a way to help the American people. In 1933, he created a relief program known as the New Deal. Two years later, he expanded the New Deal by adding the Works Progress Administration, which was renamed the Work Projects Administration in 1939.
Kathi Appelt
It is absolutely true that I have served in two Democratic administrations. You can tell something from me and my political views from that.
Elena Kagan
I haven’t heard anything from anyone in the administration.
Timothy Bottoms
The administration is out lying through its teeth about all these people signing up and how great Obamacare is now. Meanwhile, Obama continues to break the law each and every day with executive actions – not even executive orders, executive actions – and proclamations.
Rush Limbaugh
I believe if Mr. Obama is reelected, and Israel somehow is unable to interdict the Iranian nation from gaining nuclear weapons themselves, this administration unfortunately, I’m afraid, will allow Iran to gain a nuclear weapon and then pursue what they believe would be the traditional policy of containment.
Trent Franks
Politics, to a degree, is about legislation, administration. You can’t be there in the trenches.
Diane Paulus
To try to be authentic these days, to ask questions of the people in power – it’s difficult. This administration has evolved new techniques to handle people like me. Their strategy, in a word, is simple: ignore them.
Ron Suskind
In a Trump administration all immigration laws will be enforced, will be enforced. As with any law enforcement activity, we will set priorities.
Donald Trump
I have not met [Donald] Trump and discussed any issues with him. There have been Republican administrations like the [George] Bush administration who initiated this AIDS generosity. So it’s not purely a right-left thing.
Bill Gates
The Obama administration has refused to back down on the insurance mandate that needlessly pits health care against the rights of the religious… This administration simply doesn’t get it.
Rob Portman
In Iraq, [American administration] said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction endangering mankind. With this pretext, the U.S. intervened militarily, and all they did is take control over oil fields, and oil wells.
Evo Morales
We have to be vigilant about how the Trump administration may try to divide us from each other.
George Takei
My administration will put our coal miners and our steel workers back to work.
Donald Trump
We should know that the American administration is very much involved with the Egyptian army. And when you talk about the Egyptian army, we don’t only talk about, you know, political power, we talk about economic power.
Tariq Ramadan
The usual practice is that the people in their jobs keep their jobs until their successors are named. Now, that`s the way the [George] Bush administration treated the [Bill] Clinton people. And that`s the way the [Barack] Obama administration treated the [George W.] Bush people.
Daniel Fried
During my administration, our desire has been to strengthen the civilian spirit of our people. Thus, we have eliminated military ranks and salutes from our civil guard.
Г“scar Arias
Increased funding for the Weatherization Assistance Program is a priority for the Bush Administration, and I am pleased that many families in North Carolina will benefit from this increase.
Richard Burr
I would say that the key doctrine of the Sanders administration would be no, we cannot continue to do it alone; we need to work in coalition.
Bernie Sanders
Raising the minimum wage is very efficient. Everybody’s on the same playing field, it’s a very simple rule, it doesn’t require a lot of administration, you don’t have to negotiate anything. It just is what it is.
Nick Hanauer
President Obama and members of his administration constantly express rage and anger over events totally within their control. It’s an odd and unsettling fact of American life that so many Americans seem to think that such expressions of frustration should substitute for actual competence.
Ben Shapiro
Given how we know Russia feels about the State Department, seeing what`s happening to the State Department under this current [Donald Trump] administration is worrying and raises all sorts of questions about the connections between this current administration and Russia.
Rachel Maddow
In rhetoric and action, the Trump administration has aggrandized ‘radical Islamic terror,’ thus making what Madison called a ‘favorable emergency’ more likely.
Timothy D. Snyder
I really haven’t seen this many people in one place since they took group photographs of all the criminals and lawbreakers in the Ronald Reagan administration.
George Carlin
There was promulgation of false propaganda by the administration about the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. There was promulgation of false propaganda about Iraq as a base for Al Qaeda.
Jimmy Carter
What’s missing is leadership in the White House. And the story that Barack Obama does tell, forever shifting blame to the last administration, is getting old. The man assumed office almost four years ago – isn’t it about time he assumed responsibility?
Paul Ryan
The Constitution was framed fundamentally as a bulwark against governmental power, and preventing the arbitrary administration of punishment is a basic ideal of any society that purports to be governed by the rule of law.
William J. Brennan
All the issues that have come up under the Obama administration would be continued under Hillary Clinton.
Bill Flores
George W. Bush and his administration embarked on a full-scale assault on civil liberties, human rights and the rule of law, walking away from his international obligations, tearing up international treaties, protocols and UN conventions.
Bianca Jagger
The Obama administration seems to have lost the will to win. The terrorists have not.
John Barrasso
When we criticize in Iran the actions of the government, the fundamentalists say that we and the Bush Administration are in the same camp. The funny thing is that human rights activists and Mr. Bush can never be situated in the same group.
Shirin Ebadi
Historically, when a previous US administration enters into an agreement, it carries forward into the future administration.
Barack Obama
Under a Trump administration, Florida and America will lead the way into the stars.
Donald Trump
Community begins in mystery and ends in administration. Leaders move away from people and into paper.
Jean Vanier
The Nixon administration kept a nasty eye on our show… Cops would come by – often just in time to see the act they wanted to see.
Dick Cavett
There’s going to have to be investigations, and an independent investigation, into the Trump campaign and the Trump administration’s relationship to Russia.
Al Franken
Pressed by the Obama administration and consumers, Kraft, Nestle, Pepsi, Campbell and General Mills, among others, have begun to trim the loads of salt, sugar and fat in many products.
Michael Moss
I was director of governmental affairs at the Cleveland school district. I served in the administration of Mayor Michael R. White.
Nina Turner
We did not find it difficult to deal with Bush and his administration, because it is similar to regimes in our countries – both types include many who are full of arrogance and greed.
Osama bin Laden
Whether in commerce, administration, or on the battlefield, leaders who win understand the Secret of Victory: Act first to finish first.
Toyotomi Hideyoshi
I hope you will respond to the crisis of confidence that Watergate has created by opening up your administration and reaching out to people in a more magnanimous spirit.
Elliot Richardson
The diplomacy of the present administration has sought to respond to the modern idea of commercial intercourse. This policy has been characterized as substituting dollars for bullets.
William Howard Taft
In public administration there is no connection between revenue and expenditure.
Ludwig von Mises
The Obama administration announced a deal with Iran that would prevent the Iranians from making a nuclear weapon. In exchange, we’re giving the Iranians Netflix.
Conan O’Brien
The Obama administration has vastly expanded the use of armed drones and concentrated a great deal of diplomatic effort on building and maintaining alliances that share information about terrorists, provide access to get near them, and then strike against them.
Elliott Abrams
This is the worst administration since Caligula.
John Dingell
Obviously the administration intends to publicize all the weapons of mass destruction U.S. forces find – and there will be plenty.
Robert Kagan
The Obama administration has admitted that under Obamacare, you might not be able to keep your doctor. At first the president guaranteed you’d be able to keep your doctor, and now they’re saying you ‘might’ be able to. Today Obama changed his slogan from ‘Yes we can’ to ‘Perhaps we could try. Can’t promise anything.’
Jay Leno
I do not espouse the unitarian position. President Clinton’s assertion of directive authority over administration, more than President Reagan’s assertion of a general supervisory authority, raises serious constitutional questions.
Elena Kagan
The ur-conservatives of the 1950s – William F. Buckley Jr., Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan and all the rest – were revolting not against a liberal administration but against the moderate conservatism of Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Max Boot
The economic success of the Reagan Administration was largely dependent upon the pyramiding of massive debt and the siphoning of capital from the rest of the world.
Robert Gilpin
Today any successful and competent businessman will employ the latest and best-tested methods in production, distribution, and administration. Many are discovering that one of the greatest of all efficiency methods is prayer power.
Norman Vincent Peale
There are two powers only which are sufficient to control men, and secure the rights of individuals and a peaceable administration; these are the combined force of religion and law, and the force or fear of the bayonet.
Noah Webster
Kellyanne is a tireless and tenacious advocate of the president-elect’s agenda and has amazing insights on how to effectively communicate the administration’s message as part of the senior team in the West Wing.
Sean Spicer
Every administration has this idea to talk tough to Israel and make nice to the Arabs and the Palestinians, and that’s the way to bring about peace. It’s counter-productive – it’s actually the opposite.
Chuck Schumer
My administration will be the most transparent in history
Barack Obama
We have seen the big loan servicers drag their feet in the Obama administration’s well-intentioned mortgage modification program.
Sheldon Whitehouse
[I think there are a lot of Americans who are very scared ] that Donald Trump and his campaign, or his future administration, is just in denial. They just want to say, no, no, no, [Vladimir] Putin couldn’t possibly have done this.
E. J. Dionne
We think the administration can give us a lot of regulatory flexibility which will bring more insurers in the marketplace, which means more competition, more choice which drives down costs, so that discretion can work in a good way or it could work in a bad way.
Paul Ryan
None of us have to settle for the best this administration offers – a dull, adventureless journey from one entitlement to the next, a government-planned life, a country where everything is free but us.
Paul Ryan
The tax code is not the only area where the administration is helping the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. It has spent $155 billion for an unnecessary war driven by fear.
Dennis Kucinich
Laws, however divine in origin and institution, would be found of little coercion among men, were the administration of them not committed to mortals.
Norm MacDonald
Jean Kirkpatrick [is] the chief sadist-in-residence of the Reagan Administration.
Noam Chomsky
I want you to know that this administration is motivated by a political philosophy that sees the greatness of America in you, her people, and in your families, churches, neighborhoods, communities – the institutions that foster and nourish values like concern for others and respect for the rule of law under God.
Ronald Reagan
It seems clear to me that the Obama Administration has no human rights policy. That is, while in some inchoate sense they would like respect for human rights to grow around the world, as all Americans would, they have no actual policy to achieve that goal – and they subordinate it to all their other policy goals.
Elliott Abrams
At a time when our moral standing in the world has been weakened by a rubber stamp Justice Department that placed the Bush Administration above the law, we now need someone who is objective and independent. And, make no mistake, Eric Holder is independent.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
The overtime rule was frankly diluted in 2004 by a regulation put in place by the Bush administration.
Tom Perez
We will keep a close eye on what is happening and wait for the election results and after that we will be ready to work with any Administration given that it wants to work with us.
Vladimir Putin
After several trillion dollars of stimulation by the Obama Administration and the Fed, one might think the economy would be chugging along at a pretty good clip. But, it just isn’t so, and the light at the end of the tunnel is pretty dim. Just ask a small business owner.
Bob Beauprez
Know that the immediate staff and others in the Administration will assume that your manner, tone and tempo reflect the President’s.
Donald Rumsfeld
The [Donald] Trump administration got rid of the number one and number two most senior people ahead of [Dan fried] in the foreign service, so that did make him the most senior person still standing – but now he`s out, too.
Rachel Maddow
Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and the war on terrorism have reduced the pace of military transformation and have revealed our lack of preparation for defensive and stability operations. This Administration has overextended our military.
Barack Obama
If you want to serve in a Trump administration, you’re going to serve this country, not yourself.
Sean Spicer
The most used phrase in my administration if I were to be President would be ‘What the hell you mean we’re out of missiles?’
Glenn Beck
A lot of people abroad know Lula’s campaigns against poverty and hunger, but he had a tremendous legacy in education too. He invested 2 percent of GDP, more than other administration, putting the PT’s education programs in motion.
Fernando Haddad
I have noticed, with much distress, the excessive wartime activity of the investigating bureaus of Congress and the administration, with their impertinent and indecent searching out of the private lives and the past political beliefs of individuals.
Wendell Willkie
The Obama administration has been curtailing press freedom – but that hasn’t ended the press’ drool-cup worship for their beloved president.
Ben Shapiro
I think there’s no question but what the tail end of the Bush administration, Bush-Cheney administration, that we took steps specifically geared to try and free up the financial sector.
Dick Cheney
His administration apparently means to define itself as a television program instead of a government…I don’t know if it can please both its sponsors and its intended audience.
Lewis H. Lapham
And people talk about the stimulus package and the jobs that it was supposed to create, it certainly didn’t have the intended effects that everybody was hoping for or that the president and administration certainly was hoping for. So I think it’s time to lay some new solutions on the table, some new ideas.
Kristi Noem
I think isolationism is a mistake, no matter what party you see it in. We have to remember that there are two threats to our freedom: there’s a threat that comes from the federal government, from the Obama Administration policies… but there’s also a huge and significant threat from al-Qaeda.
Liz Cheney
I know Rudy Giuliani. I like Rudy Giuliani. I worked with him during his administration. But we’re completely different people.
Joe Lhota
President Trump’s made it clear that his administration is going to put the safety and security of the American people first.
Mike Pence
U.S. analysts estimate that Russian military expenditures have tripled during the Bush-Putin years, in large measure a predicted reaction to the Bush administration’s militancy and aggressiveness.
Noam Chomsky
My administration is going to work with everybody in the African-American community in the inner cities, and what a big difference that is going to make. It’s one of the things I most look forward to doing.
Donald Trump
I think the Bush Administration was bound and determined on regime change, and we will be paying the price of that for some time to come.
Valerie Plame
Liberals were intimidated by the Reagan administration and did not want to appear naive by talking about programs that called for government support. I just said, ‘The hell with that. I’m out there.’
William Julius Wilson
We all know Reagan’s legacy, from the Iran-Contra affair to the funding of the Nicaraguan military in which over 200,000 people died. The groundwork for the move steadily to the right happened with the Reagan administration. People want to elevate him to some mythic level; they have their own reason for doing that.
Danny Glover
My administration will end the sanctuary cities that have resulted in so many needless deaths. Cities that refuse to cooperate with federal authorities will not receive taxpayer dollars, and we will work with Congress to pass legislation to protect those jurisdictions that do assist federal authorities.
Donald Trump
Look at it this way: this administration is taking unprecedented steps to make sure that the government’s secrets remain private while simultaneously invading the privacy of its citizens… Many innocents must be violated so that a few guilty people can be stopped. It’s a digital stop-and-frisk.
Charles M. Blow
Unfortunately, after Sept. 11, there was an outburst in America of intense suffering and patriotism, and the Bush administration was very shrewd and effective in painting anyone who disagreed with the policies as unpatriotic or even traitorous.
Jimmy Carter
This administration is running like a fine-tuned machine, despite the fact that I can’t get my cabinet approved, and they’re outstanding people.
Donald Trump
Temporary teams of trusted people are generally sent to all Departments and to major agencies of government to assist in planning and to acquaint the incoming administration with the civil servants and bureaucracy that will remain in place in the new Administration.
Richard V. Allen
I have my disagreements with President Obama, but President Obama has run an amazingly scandal-free administration, not only he himself, but the people around him. He’s chosen people who have been pretty scandal-free.
Mark Shields
Whoever imposes severe punishment becomes repulsive to the people; while he who awards mild punishment becomes contemptible. But whoever imposes punishment as deserved becomes respectable.
Those who govern must see how the people react to administration. Ultimately, the people are the final arbiters.
Lal Bahadur Shastri
Like a snail crossing a sidewalk, the Clinton Administration leaves a lengthening trail of slime, this time on America’s national honor.
George Will
For Texas, a wise and prudent administration in the commencement of her national existence will be universally expected, imposing upon me the difficult and delicate task of setting in complete and successful operation a political body based upon principles so hazardously asserted and so gloriously maintained.
Sam Houston
Most museums – with all their burdens to pay for exhibitions, administration, and security – really don’t have any money really to acquire art, with few exceptions.
Eli Broad
There is an institutional cynicism that causes reporters to question everything the President says, and the motives of everything the President and his Administration try to accomplish.
Dee Dee Myers
A key flaw of the Obama administration’s approach to Afghanistan has been constantly announcing proposed withdrawal dates for U.S. forces, which has enabled the Taliban to believe they can simply wait out the clock.
Peter Bergen
I wish it were simply a nightmare, but I think that any reasonable person watching American politics would come to the conclusion that a second Bush administration would in fact incorporate a more radicalized version of what we’ve seen in the first administration.
Robert Reich
No one talked about the fact that in this year under the Obama administration you’ve seen the highest casualties in Afghanistan. And the fact that it took him almost 90 days to figure out what his strategy is going to be was absolutely appalling.
Allen West
It is only reasonable to allow the administration of affairs to mothers before their children reach the age prescribed by law at which they themselves can be responsible. But that father would have reared them ill who could not hope that in their maturity they would have more wisdom and competence than his wife.
Michel de Montaigne
We do need to get to the bottom of what Russia did and their interference in the election. And we need to also figure out how the Obama administration failed so miserably to allow Russia to have this type of impact in our country.
Ronna McDaniel
It is the policies of the Obama Administration that has led to a stagnated economy as well as high unemployment, as well as many of the other issues that we face.
Herman Cain
We were also going to develop relations with the current administration [of Barack Obama], but somehow they did not work out well in key areas and, I believe, not through our fault. I will not list all the problems that emerged in the past few years.
Vladimir Putin
According to the Social Security Administration, in 1945, 41.9 workers supported each individual retiree, while today only 3.3 workers support each retiree. This system cannot continue.
Larry Elder
The Obama administration’s large and sustained increases in debt raise the specter of another financial crisis and large future tax increases, further chilling business investment and job creation.
Glenn Hubbard
Listen, I have a great affection and respect for Joe Biden. I think he’s been a great vice president. He’s taken on a lot of tough assignments for our administration.
David Axelrod
The new administration seems to be paying no attention to the problem of terrorism. What they will do is stagger along until there’s a major incident and then suddenly say, `Oh, my God, shouldn’t we be organized to deal with this?’
Paul Bremer
Ensuring that the US continues to lead the world in science and technology will be a central priority for my administration.
Barack Obama
The true test of whether Mr. Obama has improved on the Bush era lies in how his administration justifies its decisions on the 241 remaining Guantanamo detainees, whose cases will now be evaluated internally and reviewed by the courts.
Noah Feldman
There is no human-resources training for how to respond when you work for an unpredictable president. It’s perhaps fitting that when you visit the website of the White House Office of Administration it says, ‘Check back soon for more information.’
John Dickerson
In the current [Carter] administration, who can use the White House swimming pool and tennis courts is decided at the very highest level. President Ford did not bother himself with such minor details. He let me swim in the pool. He only got upset when I tried to walk across the water.
Henry A. Kissinger
I’ll have to look into [Washington] D.C. a bit more. I know it’s given over to the administration and the bureaucracy connected to it. It’s a super-organism of the American state. But there’s also a parallel city in there where normal people live.
Dylan Moran
The Obama administration’s EPA ruling to cut carbon emissions at power plants is a direct affront to workers in states like Alabama, which not only rely upon coal-fired plants to generate most of their electricity but are also home to thousands of coal industry jobs.
Luther Strange
Whether wisely or not, one of the first priorities of the incoming Obama administration was to present a package of healthcare benefits, which, to no one’s surprise, produced an uproar in Congress and an assortment of polls declaring that the majority of Americans were opposed to it.
Sherwin B. Nuland
Creating these messes that go from administration to administration and then you swoop in and clean them up – with that heroic Delta force – people not realizing that they were always there but doing different things than what we see them doing at the moment.
Edwidge Danticat
The Administration of the United States is such dread I almost feel paralyzed.
Toni Morrison
The nuclear deal with Iran’s radical clerics and their military junta is the most dangerous and potentially deadly action that the Obama administration has yet taken.
Mike Pompeo
I don’t mind bad stories when it’s true, but we have an administration where the Democrats are making it very difficult. I think we’re setting a record or close to a record in the time of approval of a cabinet. The numbers are crazy when I’m looking.
Donald Trump
For example, I was privileged to be working at the White House under the Clinton administration and had not finished my Ph.D., and I thought I was the cat’s meow.
Peter Orszag
Once the fire from the retaliatory strike dies down, the American people are going to find out that it is the Clinton Administration’s wrongheaded policies that resulted in the creation of this terrorist haven in Afghanistan in the first place.
Dana Rohrabacher
My administration is focused on continuing to grow our economic foundation while ensuring emerging industries have the infrastructure and workforce they need to succeed in the global economy.
Steve Bullock
The United States’ administrations… must recognize that Iran is a big power. Having said that, we consider ourselves to be a human force and a cultural power and hence a friend of other nations. We have never sought to dominate others or to violate the rights of any other country.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Certainly, the Bush Administration will rely in the first instance on its friends, since it would be both illogical and counterproductive to reward its adversaries.
Richard V. Allen
As usual, the people who are poorest – the blacks, Hispanics and disabled people – are going to suffer more than anyone else under the [Barack] Obama administration.
Nat Hentoff
We owe our troops more than rhetoric; we owe them a real plan. The Administration has yet to put forward a strategy for achieving stability in Iraq, ending the conflict, and handing over sovereignty to the people of Iraq and the new Iraqi government.
Dennis Cardoza
This year I hope to introduce legislation that would require Power Administrations to list direct and indirect costs associated with ESA compliance as a line item on customer’s power bills.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers
I started out with comedy in college, but had my major in Recreation Administration – which meant I wasn’t going to get a real job – so I started doing a little standup.
Carlos Alazraqui
There is no “but” in it. The way to be an administration Senator is to vote with the Administration.
William Howard Taft
I don’t like war. I particularly don’t like the celebration of war, which I think the administration is a little bit guilty of.
Neil Young
Assad is always a priority. That is not an issue. He is a war crime. He has done terrible things to his own people. He has used chemical weapons on his own people. He continues to be a hindrance to peace in Syria. And that is something the Trump administration strongly believes.
Nikki Haley
Lacey said if he wanted to read a daily or regular critiques of the Bush administration, he would read the New York Times, and that’s not what he wanted in the Village Voice.
Sydney Schanberg
Secretly, the Bush administration is pursuing a policy to expand NAFTA politically, setting the stage for a North American Union designed to encompass the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. What the Bush administration truly wants is the free, unimpeded movement of people across open borders with Mexico and Canada.
Jerome Corsi
While the people retain their virtue and vigilance, no administration, by any extreme of wickedness or folly, can very seriously injure the government in the short space of four years.
Abraham Lincoln
I never thought I’d live to see the day that an American administration would denounce the state of Israel for rebuilding Jerusalem.
Mike Pence
During the Reagan Administration, so much attention was devoted to fighting Marxism in Nicaragua and El Salvador that Washington lost sight of longer-term challenges in other countries.
Stephen Kinzer
The administration needs to speak honestly with the American people. Exaggerating our progress in defeating the insurgency or in creating an Iraqi army paints a dangerous picture.
Sherrod Brown
A significant number of pages and sentences that the administration wants to keep in a classified status have already been released publicly, some of it by public statements of the leadership of the CIA and the FBI.
Bob Graham
Kim Jong-Un is a dangerous leader, without a doubt. And both Republican and Democrat administrations have been completely ineffective in dealing with him. So we must continue to isolate him. We will need China as part of that strategy.
Carly Fiorina
I don’t remember a big fight between the Republicans and Democrats in the Nixon administration or President Gerald Ford and so on.
Stewart Udall
Today’s endorsement by President Barack Obama of the creation of a Hamas-led Palestinian state based on the pre-1967 borders, signals the most egregious foreign policy decision his administration has made to date…
Allen West
The Bush Administration and the Congress have to stop ignoring this crisis in international trade. The longer we ignore it, the more American jobs will move overseas. It’s just that simple.
Byron Dorgan
My entire family were Democrats all our lives. But because how furious I was about the previous administration, I turned in my card to become a Republican. I did not want to be known as a Democrat under that person’s regime.
Danny Aiello
Obama had reached out to the business community, they just haven’t liked all of his decisions and some of his rhetoric. But generally, I think the administration is quite open and accessible.
David Rubenstein
It has been surprising to me that so few conservatives have voiced concern over the precedence that are being set in favor of suppression by this so-called conservative administration.
James Bovard
The president is exempt from the conflict of interest rules that all other administrations must – administration officials must abide by.
George Stephanopoulos
Every government, from the Obama administration right through to Angela Merkel, the Eurozone and the IMF, promise to save the banks, not the economy.
Michael Hudson
President Trump and his administration are right to be concerned about national security, but it’s unacceptable when even legal permanent residents are being detained or turned away at airports and ports of entry.
Jeff Flake
I am concerned that the vague guidelines and policies used by the NSA for intelligence collection and sharing, in conjunction with elusive direction from the Administration, have led to intelligence being collected on sitting members of Congress for political purposes.
Ron DeSantis
I find it greatly disturbing that the Bush administration has used political and religious ideologies to influence national policy on science and medicine.
Tammy Baldwin
The ethics of editorial judgement, however, began to go though a sea change during the late 1970s and 80s when the Carter and Reagan Administrations de-regulated the television industry.
Roger Mudd
But the technology was accessible, which suggests incompetence on the part of our counterintelligence community and the Clinton Administration, and may in fact rise to the level of treason.
Charles Bass
The revival of the U.S. financial system after the crash of 2008 is arguably the Obama administration’s biggest domestic policy success.
David Ignatius
Solyndra will be remembered in the history books as a sad hallmark of a newly installed administration that felt it was above the rules, lusting for positive headlines rather than focused on delivering results.
Fred Upton
It is our happiness to live under the government of a PRINCE who is satisfied with ruling according to law; as every other good prince will – We enjoy under his administration all the liberty that is proper and expedient for us
Jonathan Mayhew
My administration is going to enforce all trade violations against any country that cheats.
Donald Trump
The last thing a Trump administration plans is a trade war. The issue simply is getting a decent trade deal with each of the major trading partners.
Peter Navarro
The Masonic fraternity tramples upon our rights, defeats the administration of justice, and bids defiance to every government which it cannot control.
Millard Fillmore
Since the start of the Abe administration, we resumed peace treaty negotiations with Russia, which had lapsed during the three years of the Democratic Party of Japan administration.
Shinzo Abe
Do the people of the South really entertain fears that a Republican administration would, directly, or indirectly, interfere with their slaves, or with them, about their slaves? If they do, I wish to assure you, as once a friend, and still, I hope, not an enemy, that there is no cause for such fears.
Abraham Lincoln
I don’t know what it’s going to take for people to really wake up and understand that they [the Bush administration] are liars and they are murderers.
Joy Behar
have a lot of respect for the responsibility that journalists have to ask tough questions, to hold the administration accountable and to be advocates for the citizens of the United States.
Josh Earnest
Later in that administration, I was asked to take a job which I had to turn down as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs because we were just then putting together the merger of two small law firms that became this law firm. I couldn’t leave them at that point.
Lloyd Cutler
There the Bush Administration has offered only a merry-go-round policy. They got up on their high horse, whooped and hollered, rode around in circles and ended right back where they’d started.
John F. Kerry
Oh, I don’t think Tom Sowell would tell anybody to join the administration. That’s not his style. But I think his attitude has always been if it had to be done he’d prefer me to do it than somebody else.
Clarence Thomas
I long ago lost track of the number of times the Obama administration has assured everyone that its vacuum-cleaner approach to electronic surveillance does not threaten the privacy or the rights of Americans.
Andrew Rosenthal
Colleges accept the highest sub-scores from different administrations. So if a student takes the SAT many times instead of once, she has a larger pool of scores from which to pick out the highest math, critical reading, and writing.
Eliot Schrefer
Impressed with a conviction that the due administration of justice is the firmest pillar of good Government, I have considered the first arrangement of the Judicial department as essential to the happiness of our Country, and to the stability of its political system.
George Washington
Our enforcement priorities will include removing criminals, gang members, security threats, visa overstays, public charges. That is those relying on public welfare or straining the safety net along with millions of recent illegal arrivals and overstays who’ve come here under this current corrupt administration.
Donald Trump
I believe the war on terror is the vital discussion of this decade and of our generation, probably. To win the war on terror, you need a good offense and a good defense. On defense, I regret to say, basically, this administration has not come close to doing what is necessary.
Chuck Schumer
For example, I was privileged to be working at the White House under the Clinton administration and had not finished my Ph.D., and I thought I was the cat’s meow.
Peter R. Orszag
I also focus on Bush and his administration – who do a lot of lying – and how a right-wing media has allowed them to get away with a lot of stuff that, in a different media environment, they probably wouldn’t be able to get away with.
Al Franken
In Europe itself it is not probable that war will ever absolutely cease until science discovers some destroying force so simple in its administration, so horrible in its effects, that all art, all gallantry, will be at an end, and battles will be massacres which the feelings of mankind will be unable to endure.
William Winwood Reade
It is essential to the pure and peaceful administration of justice that all its officers keep carefully within the boundaries of their constitutional powers. Auxiliary to this, but not secondary in importance, is a due knowledge of the leading subjects for their inquiry and decision.
Levi Woodbury
Honestly, if they were Christian refugees coming in, I think the Obama administration would vet them a little more toughly.
Jesse Watters
Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity.
Lord Acton
It was in the first Abe administration that we started the mutually beneficial relationship based on common strategic interests between Japan and China.
Shinzo Abe
This Administration has led us into an area without vision. Bush has no clear understanding of what is being asked of the citizens, and the military is under his direction.
Martin Sheen
My Administration will not authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens. Indeed, I believe that doing so would break with our most important traditions and values as a Nation.
Barack Obama
I’m entirely free of any suspicions or complaints about the Obama administration. I think the Obama administration is very friendly to Israel. I know a lot of the people in the administration, and they are committed to Israel.
Ehud Olmert
We don’t differ with the government on the demands [on Iran], but we totally reject how Bibi is handling it. Bibi sacrificed good relations with the U.S. to keep the status quo on the Palestinians. He poked the [Obama] Administration in the eye on settlements just to appease right-wingers
John F. Kerry
I think the end of last year when we were aware of that transition was for everyone in their own way kind of bittersweet, but it’s also what the show’s about, one administration ends and another begins.
Stockard Channing
Unlike the Reagan and Bush Administrations, with but one exception, the Clinton administration failed to reach out to Republicans in creating a new team, and eventually paid a political price.
Richard V. Allen
The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be exerted on different occasions.
I think the press, which arguably was cowed by the (Bush) administration in the run-up to the war with Iraq, was certainly not cowed in covering the aftermath of Katrina.
Ken Auletta
The big story of 2013, a very distressing year, is that Americans continue not to be able to find the full-time jobs they need, and that’s something which the president has to recognize as the first priority of his administration.
Mitt Romney
We knew that al-Qaida was a threat to our country. We knew that the Clinton administration understood this and was working against al-Qaida We did not ignore al-Qaida. We spent a lot of our time thinking about terrorism, what should we do about it.
Colin Powell
There are times where I’ve made mistakes or our administration hasn’t always aligned ourselves with the values we need to align ourselves with. It’s a work of constant improvement.
Barack Obama
In 1995, the Clinton Administration reached an agreement with Cuban government that any refugee caught at sea would be sent back to Cuba while any refugee who reaches the United States shores would be allowed to begin the process to citizenship after one year.
Fabrizio Moreira
But I do think its unwise, and it – to build a mosque at the site where 3,000 Americans lost their lives as a result of a terrorist attack. And I think to me it demonstrates that the – that Washington, the White House, the administration, the President himself seems to be disconnected from the mainstream of America.
John Cornyn
It never gets old, being told you are a traitor and in league with the terrorists because you disagree with current administration policy.
John Cole
C’mon kids! Wake up and smell the CO2! Take over your administration building, occupy your university president’s office, or storm in on the next meeting of your college’s board of trustees until they agree to make your school carbon neutral.
Thomas Friedman
If my acceptance of the office of Governor would serve my country, though my administration would be attended with the loss of personal credit and reputation, I would cheerfully undertake it.
Christopher Gadsden
One of the things I will do very early in my administration is to get rid of the Johnson Amendment so that our great pastors and ministers and rabbis and – and everybody – and priests and everybody can go and tell and can participate in the process.
Donald Trump
‘The End of America’ details the 10 steps that would-be dictators always take in seeking to close an open society; it argued that the Bush administration had been advancing each one.
Naomi Wolf
We’re aligning ourselves with Kerry. Our allegiance will be for peace, against war, no more deaths for oil, and for a dialogue between the government of Spain and the new Kerry administration.
Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
One ironic legacy of the Clinton administration is the rearming of the American citizenry. Each time Clinton and his friends in Congress threaten another round of anti-gun regulations, the American people respond by stocking up.
Llewellyn Rockwell
Brainy folks were also present in Lyndon Johnson’s administration, especially in the Pentagon, where Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara’s brilliant ‘whiz kids’ tried to micro-manage the Vietnam war, with disastrous results.
Thomas Sowell
Despite the Obama administration’s proclaimed commitment to global Internet freedom, the executive branch is not transparent about the types and capabilities of surveillance technologies it is sourcing and purchasing – or about what other governments are purchasing the same technology.
Rebecca MacKinnon
The only plan the Administration seems to have for winning the war is that there is no plan and no schedule for our troops to come home and get out of harm’s way.
Eliot Engel
I can conceive of no reason for all this administration of the higher to the lower, unless it be for the purpose of advancing our Father’s children along the lines of eternal progression.
B. H. Roberts
I had very good support from Democrats and Republicans all throughout my administration. I had a very high batting average. We added more jobs per year in my four years than any other president since the Second World War.
Jimmy Carter
My father, Ronald Reagan, held the presidency in such honor and reverence that he was never in the Oval Office without a coat and tie. Bill Clinton has such disrespect for the presidency that he was often in the Oval Office without his pants. Behold the leader of ‘the most ethical administration in history’.
Michael Reagan
There is one transcendant advantage belonging to the province of the State governments . . . -I mean the ordinary administration of criminal and civil justice.
Alexander Hamilton
The [Carter] administration doesn’t know the difference between a diplomat and a doormat.
Ronald Reagan
On Friday I was in Washington for a meeting with Administration officials. In the course of that meeting, they requested that I “step aside” as CEO of GM, and so I have.
G. Richard Wagoner, Jr.
The Obama administration, seemingly without any concern or worry, funneled money around U.S. law through foreign central banks to provide a state sponsor of terrorism with $400 million in blood money for American hostages.
Jeff Duncan
I think that you will see some significant changes in the [Donald] Trump administration.
Peter R. Mansoor
Our history shows that the death penalty has been unjustly imposed, innocents have been killed by the state, effective rehabilitation has been impaired, judicial administration has suffered. It is the poor, the sick, the ignorant, the powerless, and the hated who are executed.
Ramsey Clark
The administration must act promptly to ensure that the central premise of the Affordable Care Act is executable and, rather than dismissing criticism, should examine it in good faith and work to serve the needs of the people. President Obama must approach this problem like a CEO confronting a very bad product launch.
John Delaney
Secretary Powell and I agree on every single issue that has ever been before this administration except for those instances where Colin’s still learning.
Donald Rumsfeld
I have worked in every – every Democratic administration since the Kennedy administration, and I know dysfunctionality when I see it.
Richard Holbrooke
I love the people. I really like this administration [of Enrique PeГ±a Nieto]. I think he’s a good man. We get along very well. But they have problems controlling aspects of their country. There’s no question about it, and I would say the drugs and the drug cartels, No. 1.
Donald Trump
He [Charles II] was utterly without ambition. He detested business, and would sooner have abdicated his crown than have undergone the trouble of really directing the administration.
Thomas B. Macaulay
It now becomes clear why the Bush Administration has been vigorously opposing congressional hearings. The Bush Administration has been engaged in a conspiracy of silence.
Cynthia McKinney
I think in the immediate days after 9/11, the administration acted very, very well. I liked the decisiveness of it.
Ann Richards
I’ll change the posture of our federal government from being one of the most anti-science administrations in American history to one that embraces science and technology.
Barack Obama
The government understands – every government, every administration, both parties, understands – that that power, they just don’t have.
Floyd Abrams
With a Trump administration we don’t know enough yet to make predictions, but if past behavior is any indication, I am not encouraged.
Mariana Mazzucato
The most ethical administration in the history of the Republic.
William J. Clinton
President Obama has announced a task force to review the tax codes. He’s concerned there are too many loopholes and too many people manipulating the system to avoid paying taxes. And that’s just in his administration.
Jay Leno
The irony here is this administration is spending more money on climate change research and development than any administration in all the rest of the industrialized world combined.
Christine Todd Whitman
I know from my conversations with people in the administration that every world leader that Obama met in Berlin, in Peru, in Athens was extremely alarmed by Trump’s election. That very much includes Angela Merkel.
David Remnick
Let me just say, I think there’s a reasonable criticism to be made of the Obama administration on the way that it left Iraq.
Dexter Filkins
In our administration, we’re going to follow the law, and any policy that we move forward will fall well within the law and the Arizona Constitution.
Doug Ducey
I actually think that Republican administrations are better for music. The Reagan era was such a great era for punk and indie rock.
Carrie Brownstein
On the contrary, it might even be a projection of what the truth is of the Bush Administration’s complacency and ineptitude on the terrorism in its first 9 months in office.
Sidney Blumenthal
I think [Iranian deal] was the worst deal I’ve ever seen negotiated. The deal that was made by the [Barack] Obama administration. I think it’s a shame that we’ve had a deal like that and that we had to sign a deal like that and there was no reason to do it and if you’re going to do it, have a good deal.
Donald Trump
I believe the American people spoke loud and clear to the Bush Administration in yesterdays election that they disapprove of the current direction in the war in Iraq. As a result, the President wasted no time in dumping Secretary Rumsfeld.
Jim Clyburn
The things we saw happen in the last four years of the Obama administration would all, or many of them, go away under a President Gingrich. It would be a huge setback.
Candace Gingrich-Jones
Maybe a vague president and an incompetent and somewhat corrupt administration is what the nation needs.
P. J. O’Rourke
Up until the end of the Bush Administration, there was indifference to the North Korean suffering under Kim Jong-Il.
Ed Royce
The priority of the Trump administration is to secure the border and deport criminal aliens; people who are not just here illegally but who are violent criminals. That’s the goal.
Paul Ryan
I think back a little bit when President Bush was elected President and what kind of economy he inherited from the Clinton administration. The economy was going down. It was not doing well.
Wayne Allard
I think we need to significantly reduce the regulatory burden on the private sector. The Obama administration is doing the opposite. They’re loading on more and more regulation on the private respect to how the economy functions.
Dick Cheney
For much of this decade, both Congressional and administration budget projections showed a decline in science and technology accounts of between 20 and 30 percent in real dollars. The real impact to date has been far less severe.
Charles M. Vest
I, interestingly, had dated a woman in the Eisenhower Administration briefly, and it was ironic to me ’cause I was trying to do toher what Eisenhower has been doing to the country for the last eight years.
Woody Allen
I do think what the Tea Party also had was Obamacare and the unpopularity of that, at least at the time. And so whether there is something that is equally unpopular and equally galvanizing that is almost self-destructive from the administration, that’s another factor that we will wait and see.
Mark Shields
The Obama administration has issued numerous orders essentially suspending deportations, prompting a major spike in illegal crossings.
Aaron Klein
Since the beginning of the Bush administration when we were attacked, September 11th, we’ve not had any major terrorist attack in this country. We’ve had individual crazy people, of normally, they look more like me than they look like Middle Easterners.
Sherrod Brown
In May 2007, congressional Democrats and the Bush administration agreed to a plan to include environmental and international labor standards in upcoming trade agreements.
Nina Easton
The Bush administration doesn’t particularly like public participation. It makes them look bad.
Ted Hughes
The inattention of the Bush administration to the threat from al Qaeda had results. Shortly before 9/11, Bush’s attorney general, John Ashcroft, turned down FBI requests for some 400 additional counterterrorism personnel.
Peter Bergen
We commend President Obama and his administration for taking this strong action against Iceland and its barbaric whaling industry… and we urge the President to take similar action against Japan and Norway as well!
Hayden Panettiere
To open up new markets and create American jobs, we need to make global bilateral free trade agreements a priority as they were under the Clinton administration.
Mark McKinnon
It would be the irony of fate if my administration had to deal chiefly with foreign affairs.
Woodrow Wilson
Imprisoned by its war on terror framework, the Bush administration supported Israel in a disastrous war against Hezbollah in Lebanon in the summer of 2006.
Peter Bergen
The Bush administration’s approach to the war on terror collided badly with another of its doctrines, spreading democracy in the Middle East as a panacea to reduce radicalism.
Peter Bergen
I know that historically our foundation has had great relations with all the administrations.[Bill] Clinton administration did a lot of outreach. The greatest rise in U.S. foreign aid was under the [George] Bush administration, that’s where we got the AIDS initiative, which is called PEPFAR.
Bill Gates
The Bush-Cheney administration had betrayed some basic American values. So there was hunger for change.
Al Gore
Cuba seems to have the same effect on US administrations as the full moon has on werewolves.
Wayne Smith
I began using the #smallacts hashtag on Twitter shortly after the 2016 election as a way to resist. To resist the intolerance growing in our nation, to resist an upcoming administration that I believe threatens to pull us backward and strip rights from those already marginalized.
Celeste Ng
[A]n Obama presidency would be an amusing approximation of the Carter administration, complete with vaporous moralizing and foreign policy bungling.
Emmett Tyrrell
For those of you in the administration, who are coming after me … remember, you’ve broken three [of the 10 Commandments], let’s not make it four; thou shalt not kill.
Glenn Beck
I am firmly of the view we should keep the police out of politics in Britain, or we risk going the way of American politics, where the Whitewater investigation lasted virtually the whole of the two terms of the Clinton administration but turned up nothing.
Jonathan Powell
Concentration camps were entirely a matter for the police and had nothing to do with the administration.
Hans Frank
According to the Small Business Administration, more than 70 percent of all family businesses do not survive through the second generation, and 8 percent do not make it to a third.
Christopher Bond
I have directed all of my cabinet to work to prepare a transition plan for the incoming administration.
Scott McCallum
At the insistence of the Bush administration, Congress in 2006 passed legislation that required the Postal Service to prefund, over a 10-year period, 75 years of future retiree health benefits.
Bernie Sanders
This administration is doing everything we can to end the stalemate in an efficient way. We’re making the right decisions to bring the solution to an end.
George W. Bush
I work in the ’60s more than I’ve done anything else. I did a movie, called ‘Down with Love’, in the ’60s. I did a movie for HBO about the Johnson administration in the ’60s.
Sarah Paulson
The Obama administration kind of shows how you can use diplomacy to bring the most important countries together and get the whole world on board.
Chris Mooney
I think there was a pretty smooth hand-off from the administration of President Clinton to the administration of President Bush, particularly in the counterterrorism area. The reason I say that is because there was, for transitions, I think a stunning continuity.
Richard Armitage
I became a Republican in the summer of 1972. I was involved in running President Nixon’s re-election campaign in California and became part of his administration at the start of his second term.
Ed Rollins
I think we would find, if you study the conduct of guerilla-type wars, that the Obama Administration has hit more targets on a broader scale than the Nixon Administration ever did.
Henry Kissinger
If the intelligence we send forward support the views that the administration has, it is welcome and we are told what a great job it is. And if the intelligence that gos forward don’t support the views of the policymakers, it is instantly condemned.
Bobby Ray Inman
The data is going to indicate sadly that when the Obama administration is over, black people will have lost ground in every single leading economic indicator category.
Tavis Smiley
When you consider that a steelworker who’s making $40,000 a year has virtually the same tax burden as someone who’s making $400,000 a year, you see that there are inequities. This administration has used the tax code to accelerate wealth to the top. Most of the tax breaks have gone to people in the top bracket.
Dennis Kucinich
If we had continued making progress at the rate we were during the Carter administration, we would be free of oil imports from Saudi Arabia today.
Jay Inslee
We cannot suffer a person by his affidavit to arraign the whole justice of the country and its administration.
Tony Abbott
The College Board is both in the business of test administration and test prep. If this feels inherently unfair, it should – it’s like a doctor whacking your knee with a sledgehammer and then offering to patch you up.
Eliot Schrefer
The legacy of the Bush administration is a lack of positive action on energy and the environment and profligate and irresponsible spending with no commensurate action to deal with looming liabilities.
Lawrence Wilkerson
I believe that the American administration of Iraq has been arrogant, has pursued policies that are illegal in international law and has been ignorant and incompetent. I said this very forthrightly to the senators.
Juan Cole
A Trump administration will take on this fight and send a clear message to the Islamist terrorists: you may have fired the first shot, but rest assured, America will fire the last.
Michael McCaul
If the Obama administration responds with an even harsher hand against me, they can be assured that they’ll soon find themselves facing an equally harsh public response.
Edward Snowden
The Republicans have put together serious detailed counter-proposals when we have objected to this administration’s agenda. And so, I want to tell the President and remind him again, we’re not voting no for political expediency. We’ve got our principles, and we’re going to stand up and defend those.
Eric Cantor
My reaction to a lot of the current situation that we’re in is based in part on a serious concern that the present administration’s course ignores reality.
Vinton Cerf
As first lady, Hillary Clinton spent the early months of her husband’s administration drafting healthcare-reform legislation, only to see it put on the back burner by the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Greg Grandin
The answer is I am not committed to doing anything in a new administration or not.
Chris Christie
The modern presidency, as expressed in the policies of the administration of George W. Bush, provides the strongest piece of evidence that we are governed by a fundamentally different Constitution from that of the framers.
Noah Feldman
The Obama administration has an undeniable pattern of using regulatory overreach and intimidation to further its political aims.
Ron Johnson
Over the last five years, the Administration and the majority in Congress have appropriated less than $900 million for port security grants – despite the Coast Guard’s determination that $5.4 billion is needed over 10 years.
Solomon Ortiz
I’ve seen such a turnaround with this new administration, with President Trump, that when we came to a conclusion, the answer was yes – yes, we can make a difference.
Markwayne Mullin
As for multimillionaires [in Donald Trump’s Administration], a lot of us hope to be a multimillionaire some day. Again, spotty records, but it seems to be not without the range.
David Brooks
I’ve already composed and written a letter to the House administration telling them to withhold my paycheck in the event of a lapse of appropriations.
Blake Farenthold
According to the Small Business Administration, more than 70 percent of all family businesses do not survive through the second generation, and 8 percent do not make it to a third.
Kit Bond
The [Barack] Obama administration has both their hands in your pocket. They’re trying to take every hard dollar you make to give it out in handouts to buy votes.
Ted Cruz
I watched the Bush administration overreact to the Clinton administration, who believed they did too much nation building, sustaining other countries, and that’s why we never put the commitment on Afghanistan and Iraq that should have been in there under their policy leadership.
Jack Keane
Another study described by NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which they will be putting out in print soon, they have only described it verbally, calling it an “Oh my God” study, suggesting that we could see nine feet of sea level rise as soon as 2050.
Jill Stein