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With abundant displays of general dysfunction and specific allegations of sexual assault and harassment becoming pervasive in Washington, it is worth remembering that there are good examples of decency and leadership that we can point to. Republicans need to look no further than Vice President Pence.feedback
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Nov 17 2017
Ed Rogers has been quoted in 51 different articles. Most recently, Ed Rogers has been quoted saying, “The Post reported Monday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering the appointment of a second special counsel to investigate “a host of Republican concerns.” As a Republican, I hope Sessions doesn’t have to do this. I say have to, because he won’t do it unless there is a compelling case. I want nothing to come of this. Some Republicans may think a special prosecutor investigating all things Hillary Clinton is the mother-load, but it is just fool’s gold. The criminalization of our politics needs to stop - not just because it further erodes America’s political fabric, but because it is bad politics for Republicans.” in an article called A Clinton special counsel won’t help Republicans in 2018. This is only one of 73 quotes from Ed Rogers. To see more examples Ed Rogers’s views and opinions, check out the section below. You can filter Ed Rogers's quotes by date and by topic to see, for example, what Ed Rogers said about energy recently and in the past.
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Oct 13 2017

John Kelly’s news conference from the White House briefing room yesterday was great.feedback

Oct 10 2017 - Russia

With all the noise coming from the president last week (and the week before that, and so far this week…), a bit of good news for this embattled White House may be emerging. And if the American body politic doesn’t experience a complete meltdown this week, perhaps others will notice.feedback

Oct 06 2017 - Supreme Court

Last week, the Supreme Court announced that it would hear what is sure to be a landmark case with multiple constitutional issues in play. According to the Heritage Foundation’s Elizabeth Slattery, Janus v. AFSCME “will be one of the biggest cases of the term and could have huge implications for unions across the country.” Mark Janus, an employee at the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, is fighting what he believes to be a violation of his First Amendment rights. In the last case challenging government unions’ unconstitutional practices, Supreme Court justices deadlocked by a 4-4 vote. But now, I am hopeful that Trump appointee Justice Neil Gorsuch will come to the rescue and stand over the public-sector unions’ casket with a mallet and a wooden stake.feedback

Sep 13 2017 - Republican Party

Donald Trump is a political independent who got elected as a Republican. He has embraced plenty of Republican positions, but he has never asserted himself as party leader. To state the obvious, Trump’s presidency is creating fissures, not unity, within the Republican Party. It’s even fair to ask whether he wants to lead the Republican Party - or any party at all.feedback

Sep 04 2017 - Trump Presidency

With no clear front-runner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, several prospective candidates are beginning to stir. The process of touching donors and activists has begun, and a Democratic Party message that is beyond simply being anti-Trump is becoming increasingly clear.feedback

Aug 30 2017 - Russia

In case you haven’t noticed, there has been no shortage of stories concerning President Trump’s Russia connections. They are still on the front page, and they have the air of some urgency. But they seem to contain nothing about the Trump campaign colluding with Russia. Ever. The fact is, as Willis L. Krumholz expertly chronicled in his thorough timeline and analysis published in the Federalist on Tuesday, “We still have zero evidence that Trump colluded with Russia.”.feedback

Aug 28 2017 - Trump Presidency

As the magnitude of damage done by Hurricane Harvey becomes clear, the commentariat class is already weighing in on President Trump’s response. And so far, so good.feedback

Aug 16 2017 - Trump Presidency

President Trump had a news conference on Tuesday because he had something to say. Unfortunately, what he wanted to say and what the staff had prepared for him to say were two wildly different things. If you haven’t seen the news conference, watch it here.feedback

Jul 14 2017 - Obamacare

It is all the rage among Democrats and their allies in the media to talk about Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian attorney last year, but in the meantime, congressional Republicans are on the brink of doing something really important, specifically - having a vote that has been seven years in the making to bring an end to the era of Obamacare. The upcoming Senate vote is existential for the Republican Party and keeping our congressional majorities in 2018.feedback

Jul 06 2017 - Russia

July could be a pivotal month for Donald Trump’s presidency and Rex Tillerson’s tenure as secretary of state, to say nothing of American history. Between this week’s Group of 20 meeting, President Trump’s highly anticipated encounter with Russian President Vladimir Putin and a new level of threat coming from North Korea, sure-footed, knowledgeable diplomacy is in high demand and more important now than any time since last year’s election.feedback

Jun 22 2017

In the wake of last week’s attack ahead of the 2017 Congressional Baseball Game, pundits and politicians came out of the woodwork, issuing calls for solidarity. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) had been rushed to the hospital with bullet wounds, and four other people - including two Capitol Police officers - were injured. Whenever events such as this happen, some are left wondering whether the political climate on Capitol Hill will be impacted and produce a brief era of bipartisan cooperation. Call me a cynic, but the simple answer is: No, last week’s shooting will not change a thing - principally for three reasons.feedback

May 23 2017

Thousands of students throughout the country will soon receive their college and university diplomas, but not before first receiving the words of a few wise commencement speakers. As was the case last year and the year before that, Harvard University and every other institution of higher education again selected someone other than me as their 2017 commencement speaker. But what does this year’s Harvard commencement speaker, Mark Zuckerberg, have that I don’t have? Well, according to Forbes, Zuckerberg’s net worth is $61.8 billion. I will concede that is not inconsequential. Moving on, here are a few tips for recent graduates who are interested in getting their start in Washington.feedback

May 08 2017 - Republican Party

The Democrats and their allies in the media want you to believe two conflicting “certainties” about the recently passed House Republican health-care bill. First, they want you to think that this bill doesn’t amount to anything - that it’s not a victory for Trump, will never become law, and has been completely disregarded by the Senate. Second, they want you to think that Republicans’ repeal-and-replace bill is a catastrophic development for the GOP and the nation - that it will cost Republicans their majority, is certainly political suicide for the party as a whole, and is already adversely affecting the health of many Americans. But the health-care bill simply cannot amount to nothing on the one hand and deal a fatal blow to the entire Republican Party and be a plague on the population on the other.feedback

Apr 27 2017 - Republican Party

The Trump administration’s tax plan has sparked a national conversation with the predictable groaning about tax cuts increasing deficits and adding to the national debt. Even if you don’t believe that growth will compensate for lost revenue, it’s possible to think that the greater good is being served by trying to produce a spike in growth and lifting the economy from eight years of Obama-era stagnation, missed opportunities and fading dreams. Whereas rising debt is like a time bomb set to detonate sometime in the future, low economic growth is a cancer here today, eating away at our nation’s vitality.feedback

Apr 19 2017 - American politics

It is hard to defend in today's world not releasing your tax returns, and it's hard to defend playing golf at a seven-star resort when it's a busy time and people are anxious about problems being addressed.feedback

Apr 19 2017

The results from Georgia’s 6th are in, let the overanalyzing begin.feedback

Apr 13 2017 - Syria conflict

Something akin to the “education of Donald Trump” may be taking place. And with it, a better organized and reality-based White House. To his detractors, the president is flip-flopping. But, as Politico noted earlier today, “Trump is embracing policy and people that are much more mainstream.” In recent weeks, the president has confirmed that NATO is a “great alliance, ” he has confronted Russia in Syria, he has engaged in detente with China and brought attention to the threat from North Korea, and he has continued working with Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare. Perhaps when President Trump told Stephen K. Bannon, Reince Priebus, Jared Kushner and others to “work this out, ” he was instructing them to figure out their roles and responsibilities and how they could work together to serve him best. And if they couldn’t figure out who was doing what, he would make it clear, at someone’s expense.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - American politics

I wrote last week that President Trump might be on a roll - and maybe he is. But politics is never static: Things change and often they change quickly. Even without a sudden, game-changing event, a look at the political horizon offers some difficult, perhaps bleak times ahead for the president and the Republican leadership in Congress. Without having to look too closely, here is the first cut of some of the difficulties that lie ahead.feedback

Apr 08 2017 - Syria conflict

I don’t want to jinx anything, but President Trump may be experiencing the best sequence of events since he became president. Just this week, he received bipartisan support for his military strike in Syria, secured Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Senate confirmation to the Supreme Court, had impressive meetings with both King Abdullah II of Jordan and President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi of Egypt, caught a break with the Susan Rice scandal, and it appears he has walked away from a successful encounter with Chinese President Xi Jinping - all without knocking it off the rails with a wayward tweet. And it’s not just me saying that, no less than Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass wrote that this was “arguably [the] best of Donald Trump’s still young presidency, from [a] successful strike in Syria to confirmation of his Supreme Court nominee.” Imagine that, decisive and poised presidential action from the president himself.feedback

Apr 05 2017 - Blackwater

There is a competitive, aggressive appetite among reporters and news outlets to move the Trump-Russia story - no matter how remote or inconsistent the nexus might be. The media is straining to draw inferences any time they can make “Trump” and “Russia” appear in the same paragraph. Just yesterday, the media tried to turn stories about Carter Page and Erik Prince into two more logs on the supposed fire of the Trump-Russia non-scandal. But, in fact, these reports have no connection to or evidence of wrongdoing by the president, his staff, or his campaign.feedback

Apr 04 2017 - Wiretapping

It is said that Watergate wasn’t about the crime, but about the coverup. Well, at least in the Watergate scandal, there was a proper crime - specifically, the break-in and wiretapping. The media hasn’t even settled on what to call its quest for a potentially nefarious Russia-Trump link. The whole pursuit is vaguely referred to as looking at President Trump’s “links, ” “ties, ” “associations” or “contacts” with Russia. Since this is Washington, let’s give it an acronym: L-TACs. With no end in sight, the manic pursuit of L-TACs has produced a basket of denials, lies, half-baked plots, evasions, one-off non sequiturs, side tracks, conspiracies and suspicions between the Trump administration, Democrats and the media. The frenzy has created a scandal without perpetrators or a crime. There is a sense that Washington is on the brink, but no one can say on the brink of what.feedback

Apr 03 2017

He was a diligent worker with no fixed 'r and r', no fixed exercise schedule, even though he was active.feedback

Apr 03 2017

Bush was energetic and didn't long for more idle time.feedback

Mar 31 2017 - Starbucks

The Post’s John Wagner, Mike DeBonis and Robert Costa had a story yesterday entitled, “Trump threatens hard-liners as part of escalating Republican civil war.” It made me wonder: Why has the president himself had to take the point in the fight against inter-party opposition? Not that anyone can control the president’s tweets, but where has the Republican National Committee’s new chair, Ronna Romney McDaniel, been? I was often critical of former Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, but President Barack Obama knew he could rely on support from the DNC when times got tough. Even if Wasserman Schultz’s support was counterproductive at times, at least it was there. I give the now-exiled DNC chair her due. So where is the RNC?feedback

Mar 30 2017 - Nordstrom vs. Trump

A lot of people are hyperventilating over Ivanka Trump going to work in the White House with a proper job title. But, as I wrote last week, Trump possesses much-needed poise, maturity, discretion and deft judgement that could be put to good use in this administration. She should be working out of her father’s private study so that she can rush in to the Oval Office at the first sound of a disturbance or a misguided tweet. Liberals, however, are saying that she isn’t qualified for the job, that her position is nepotism at its worst. Well, I’m not going to even mention Bobby Kennedy here, because the person I think is most analogous is Valerie Jarrett from the Obama White House. She was an intimate adviser to both the first lady and the president. Her relationship to them as a soulmate was the only reason she was in the White House, and her portfolio was borderless.feedback

Mar 29 2017 - Sanctuary cities

Democrats are weeping and gnashing their teeth about Attorney General Sessions’s commitment to enforcing the nation’s immigration laws. During Monday’s White House press briefing, he put so-called sanctuary cities on notice, arguing that if they continue to harbor criminals and ignore the law, there will be severe consequences. The Justice Department, he announced, is prepared to “claw back any funds awarded to a jurisdiction” that violates federal statute. By holding $4.1 billion in grants over the heads of state and local officials, Attorney General Sessions is taking a step in the right direction to protect everyday Americans and keep them safe. God bless Jeff Sessions.feedback

Mar 28 2017 - Democratic Party

The Democrats are giddy about Republicans’ failed attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare. They and their allies in the media hope to fake Republicans into believing that they can recruit the party’s less radical members to support a few key pieces of legislation. But the new-Left’s objective is not to reward Democrats for working with Republicans. Their goal is to resist. And the quickest way for a Democrat to be challenged in a primary is if they are labeled a Trump Democrat - a collaborator. The new-Left’s unyielding resistance will not quit and nothing is going to get easier for Republicans.feedback

Mar 24 2017 - Congressional Black Caucus

When President Trump met with leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus this week, I was reminded of a fantasy I had during the 2016 campaign that involved then-candidate Trump shaking up the status quo and starting a different conversation with a new generation of African Americans. I imagined Trump, microphone in hand, standing in the streets of some of the poorest, most crime-ridden inner-city neighborhoods, asking young African Americans, “Who do you think wants you to have a shot at getting rich: me or Hillary Clinton?” The answer would have been obvious. The media would have hated it and gone berserk. But I bet a few young African Americans would have thought they were hearing something new and intriguing from an American political leader.feedback

Mar 23 2017 - Nordstrom vs. Trump

There has been some hand-wringing in the media lately over the revelation that Ivanka Trump has a second-floor West Wing office. I’ll admit this is an unusual development, so I’m not surprised by the raised eyebrows and faux concern. But in this case, the move should be welcomed by anyone who wants the president to succeed. The problem with this White House isn’t that there is too much poise, maturity, discretion and deft judgement surrounding the president. There is too little. And by all accounts, Ivanka Trump possesses much-needed poise, maturity, discretion and deft judgement that could be put to good use. She is a reassuring presence in an unpredictable White House.feedback

Mar 22 2017 - SCOTUS

Democrats in Congress are digging themselves a ditch that keeps getting deeper. There’s no good fight to be had on Judge Neil Gorsuch, they’re getting steamrolled on repealing and replacing Obamacare, and their base has lurched to the far left, fully outside their grasp. The result? An out-of-touch leadership that can’t stop babbling. And for all the Trump administration’s miscues, Democrats haven’t laid a glove on the president. They couldn’t appear any weaker.feedback

Mar 20 2017 - Supreme Court

Some matters are urgent, others are important. The president’s allegation of wiretapping has certainly risen to an urgent level in Washington, but it distracts from important developments such as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s shaking up the status quo on North Korea and the beginning of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s hearings. Time and again, coverage of the Trump administration’s substantive governing priorities has been disrupted by the president’s own unforced errors. Earlier today, FBI Director James B. Comey testified before the House Intelligence Committee that he has “no information” to support the president’s claims. Even though nothing new was revealed, “no information” will be today’s main story - not Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court or follow-up analysis from Tillerson’s trip to Asia.feedback

Mar 16 2017 - Republican Party

Why is it taking the Trump administration so long to fill key posts? If we are worried about the deep state’s influence, shouldn’t the president’s appointees be working around the clock to weed out and ride herd over biased Democrats and White House opponents who are trying to sabotage the GOP agenda? Thus far, I give the Trump cabinet an A+, but they only represent the tip of the iceberg. Without deputies and supporting departmental staff, a cabinet secretary’s office is insufficiently resourced to monitor, much less prevent the shenanigans we’ve seen from arising. More aggressive management is needed.feedback

Mar 15 2017

The next budget battle is underway and it’s taking on a familiar look. On the one hand, the president wants to make serious cuts and is not afraid to act boldly. On the other, Republicans in Congress know they will have to answer for rolling back programs and provisions that are popular back home. Members of the president’s own party may see the futility of supporting substantial cuts. His budget could be declared D.O.A. Washington has been down this road before, but never with a president like President Trump who consistently disproves conventional wisdom.feedback

Mar 14 2017 - Democratic Party

With hearings starting next Monday, the House Intelligence Committee will begin its inquiry into allegations of Russia’s meddling into the 2016 election. Democrats, including Rep. Adam B. Schiff (California) - the committee’s ranking member - as well as Reps. Jim Himes (Connecticut) and Jackie Speier (California) have predictably threatened to “walk away” from the table altogether if Republicans stonewall “legitimate lines of investigation.” But by their definition, the investigation can only be “legitimate” if it perpetuates innuendo, promotes baseless accusations and supports the disclosure of leaks to the liberal media. Otherwise, Democrats will declare a cover-up without having to present any real facts or credible evidence of wrongdoing. Never mind that Republicans in Congress, much of the media, and even the Obama administration for a while did everything in their collective power to fully investigate the claims of Russia’s interference in the election. Democrats just can’t seem to accept that the evidence does not point to a crime or even hint at someone doing anything but what they were supposed to. Their witch hunt is clearly a joke. So far, the only comical part is a retelling of the incident in which the FBI contacted the gang that couldn’t shoot at the Democratic National Committee to inform them that they’d been hacked, only to be transferred to the general help desk. Yet, the geniuses at the DNC who did nothing at the time are some of the same people insisting there was malfeasance with the Russians and the Trump campaign. I hope the committee calls the DNC officials to testify about why this was considered trivial at the time but is momentous now. The reason is that President Trump beat them and they can’t get over it. They have shrill leaders and no real plans, so they whine and gin up faux outrage that just turns voters off.feedback

Mar 10 2017 - Republican Party

All eyes are on Vice President Pence and Rick Dearborn, White House deputy chief of staff for legislative, intergovernmental affairs and implementation. They are the able hands that will guide the White House through the process of passing the American Health Care Act. The effort to repeal and replace Obamacare is central to the very being of the Republican Party. Its significance cannot be overstated. And so far, I think things are proceeding according to plan. The era of Obamacare may soon be over.feedback

Mar 07 2017

In politics, it is always important to start one’s work from an honest place. Well, it’s the first full week of March, and neither Republicans nor Democrats are off to a good start.feedback

Mar 02 2017 - American politics

Attorney General Jeff Sessions should have given me a call before he held a news conference Thursday to formally recuse himself from any would-be inquiries regarding the unsubstantiated claims that members of President Trump’s campaign staff were colluding with Russian officials. I’d have told him, sir, you are making a big mistake - don’t do it. It won’t buy you any peace, they will only come at you harder. In situations such as these where baseless allegations are coming at you in every direction, it’s best to hunker down and let the howling mob exhaust themselves. Even prior to his recusal, the so-called resistance issued calls for the attorney general’s resignation. But the whole idea is a joke. Exactly who is being accused? And of what? The Democrats are fishing here, and no Republican should cooperate.feedback

Mar 02 2017

Was President Trump’s speech to Congress a turning point or a head fake? The fact is, no one knows for sure. Less than 48 hours after the speech, a quick Google search for “Trump pivot” brings up 631, 000 entries and counting of pure and absolute conjecture. What we know for certain is that Tuesday’s performance truly shone a spotlight on Trump’s dynamic range as a politician. It also proved that the White House staff, as currently constituted, can deliver big when it matters. Just knowing that to be true has been a major source of relief among Republicans everywhere, particularly those in Congress. And for voters who thought the president couldn’t possibly ditch his rally talk in favor of a sincere, polished address, well, that bar has been cleared.feedback

Oct 12 2016

This is a change election. And Hillary Clinton is not the change candidate.feedback

Oct 12 2016

Instead we have Trump. We have the opposite of discipline. We have the opposite of somebody with a clear ... conservative point of view.feedback

Oct 12 2016

[Pence] is the Republican on the ticket.feedback

Jul 20 2016

There's a lot of other images, messages, words, phrases coming out of this convention that aren't all about positive energy.feedback

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