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" As bad as the Obama administration is at trying to legislate without legislators, all too often, Congress is responsible for handing them the 'pen and phone.' "
" There is a responsibility as president to choose your words carefully, especially on foreign policy, and to speak as clearly as possible. "
" I like to overcome great challenges. "
" As the son of a small business owner, I know how regulatory overreach can stifle our economy and cost Americans jobs. "
" In the absence of specific solutions or evidence that we have people in Washington, D.C., who can make a significant difference... people will cling to those who at least speak to their frustrations. "
" Intelligence work in the Marine Corps proved to me the strategic value in establishing a Central Command to act as a clearinghouse for disparate bits and floating bytes of information. "
" Modern media has a real tendency to focus on the divisions rather than the commonalities. "
" Most Hoosiers intend to support the Republican nominees. Most Hoosiers believe leaders like myself should speak out when we disagree. "
" It is both wrong and short-sighted to believe that we can better protect our national security interests by ignoring or sidelining human rights. "
" My wife Jenny and I have four young children of our own. "
" Safety-net programs must make efficient use of taxpayer resources and harness the capabilities of recipients by helping them move back into the workforce. "
" This is an appropriate role for the federal government - to invest in basic research. "
" The American people deserve an honest assessment of the state of our foreign affairs. "
" Freedom requires us to view people as wanting the opportunity to earn their success. "
" A rising tide lifts most boats. But some boats require patching. "
" The Humvee is an American military icon and will continue to be for decades. It is an essential part of U.S. military operations. "
" One of the things I learned at the Naval Academy and the Marine Corps is we have to make tough decisions. "
" The Senate, as opposed to the House, has been less successful in advancing some of the legislation that I think are important to Hoosiers. "
" Our message of ensuring every Hoosier has access to a quality education that turns into a good paying job, that ultimately leads to a meaningful career with access to affordable health care, is resonating. "
" We should not just talk about conservative principles, but we should actually advance them. "
" Typically, discussions of the safety net boil down to one side wanting to spend more in the name of compassion, and the other side wanting to spend less in the name of fiscal restraint. In both cases, money serves as a proxy for moral responsibility. "
" It sounds outright bland, but people here in Indiana want conscientious public servants who have deep convictions but are prepared to work across the aisle when possible. "
" The vast majority of my job is, and should be done, in the state of Indiana. "
" I think it's essential that we do more than talk about austerity measures and cutting. "
" I actually understand what a Marine on the ground goes through. I've seen generals and admirals struggle with different situations. "
" I think I've demonstrated... that I'm a good fundraiser. "
" Not everything can be solved by government. "
" It typically takes bipartisan work to build enough consensus to get things through our legislative process. "
" It's not often that a United States Senate seat comes open. "
" When countries with the worst possible human rights records sit on the UNHRC, seek to deflect attention from their own egregious human rights abuses and attempt to pass judgment on Israel - a country with a vibrant liberal democracy - the credibility of the UNHRC is further undermined, and the United States must not be silent. "
" In the Marine Corps, we're taught to put America above ourselves. "