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" It seems to me that before we give federal funds to police departments, we ought to mandate that they have body cams. "
" Frankly, earmarking is not the problem. It is a symptom of the problem. "
" Obviously, I have been a pro-choice candidate for my entire political career, and obviously there is controversy always surrounding this issue. "
" I have been very independent from day I arrived in Washington. "
" I never need to go far if I need a reminder of how important Medicare and Social Security are to Missouri's seniors. My mom, Betty Anne, is one of millions for whom these services provide a reliable safety net. Across the country, these protections are an integral part of sustaining millions of seniors' health and dignity. "
" I was in the room with, you know, more than a dozen Republicans trying to negotiate the stimulus. Most of them decided the politics of the situation meant they should walk away, even if it wasn't responsible in terms of what our country needed right then. "
" I've got a really hard election. If you had a really hard election and it was after Labor Day would you go to North Carolina to a bunch of parties and glad-handing or would you stay home and work as hard as you know how to convince Missourians they should rehire you? "
" I think there are certain folks in Missouri that don't trust government. And they haven't trusted government for a long time. "
" There's nothing that irritates Americans more than the fact that some members of Congress think they are entitled to their own set of rules. And it's true - too many people in Washington live in an alternate reality. "
" As a member of the Aging Committee, I'm no stranger to fighting for America's seniors. "
" There are three legs of the stool; spending, entitlements and making the tax code fair and equitable. That's the three legs of the stool. If we do all of those in a responsible, bipartisan way, I think the American people would all be very, very happy. "
" I am a small-town girl. "
" Being a new mother was a joyful and sometimes overwhelming experience - and as the first Missouri female state legislator to have a baby while in office, having heath care for myself and my son gave me some needed peace of mind. "
" Corporate governance is a huge issue too. We don't have women on these corporate boards. More than half of the students in law school are women, more than half of the women, I think, in medical school now are women. "
" I'm the only United States Senator in the country that I'm aware of that's had the far left up on TV and the far right up on TV against me at the same time. "
" Many countries struggle and never get to the point where people have faith that laws are executed fairly. "
" All the movies where I play nice guys don't seem to do very well. "
" The political system loves the extremes, it doesn't so much show a lot love for the moderates. "
" The NRA grades senators and representatives based on their votes on gun issues - and even on issues that have little-to-nothing to do with guns. "
" You never know what'll happen in politics. "
" We have a lot of things we give away to people who are very, very wealthy in this country. And I'm not sure that our federal government can afford that. "
" I think, first of all, you know, Washington has a bad habit of a very short attention span. "
" The Missourians I hear from just don't buy the idea that the only way to tackle the national debt is to drastically alter Medicare and Social Security. "
" You know, we've got to be responsible about our debt. We don't want the United States to ever be a dead beat, and not be able to pay its bills, either to our soldiers who are fighting or to Social Security recipients. "
" Somehow in the public sector, if you start in the mailroom and spend your life getting promoted, it's unseemly. "
" Respecting the Second Amendment does not mean abandoning common sense. The right to own guns in this country must remain, while we also must strengthen our laws to prevent mass shootings. "
" If you look through history, all of the great work we've done in Congress has been around a table of compromise, when it comes to the most difficult problems. "
" The U.S. military is the best-trained, most effective fighting force the world has ever known. And the conduct of the vast majority of our service members makes Americans rightfully proud. "
" Clearly, a large number of African-Americans don't have faith that the laws are being executed fairly in Ferguson, and that's a problem... We need to ensure Africans-Americans feel confident in the rule of law. "
" Many civil rights came about, not when they were passed into law, but because the federal government did what it should and saw them enforced. "
" We shouldn't deny the right of the minority to filibuster, but we need to do a much better job of making them own it. That way, the American people could figure out who is being obstructionist and who is willing to compromise. "