The FTC's concerns about Internet privacy and the Microsoft case have made Washington more visible. The Microsoft case was a real awakening for people that the government does have an impact on your company.
These are people who want to see change in the way Washington works.
What passes for real debate in Washington often seems more like an echo chamber, with politicians talking at politicians.
cleanup drive in Washington, to break the grip of the permanent corporate government that makes good people in the Congress not fulfill their own potential.
The debate in Washington will focus on ideology, ... will be no less important.
One congressman is not going to go to Washington and change the economic history of a district. What a congressman does is change the economic circumstances.
We can be energy independent, have affordable health care and a strong economy. All it takes is a commitment in Washington to put progress, not politics, first.
It's a stall tactic coming out of hostile politics in Washington.
At election time, we see politicians posturing as if they were in the center, because the center really determines the outcome of American elections, ... Washington Unwrapped.
This is a step in the right direction because a number of us have been urging Washington for years to distribute funds on a risk and threat basis, and not on a pork barrel basis. At the same time, I'm always concerned when Washington wants us to create new bureaucracies to cope with the paperwork.
He's not oblivious to the fact that people in Washington will take note when he says something, especially something outlandish, but his primary audience is his listeners.
Unanimously, the budget groups in Washington have been calling for offsets, ... But only a few members of Congress seem willing to do it.
We want to have our time at bat, and we don't want to be blindsided by something that happens in Washington.
Washington is an endless series of mock palaces clearly built for clerks.
It's business as usual in Washington. The feeding frenzy for reform right now is mostly a war of words.
George Washington, as a boy, was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie.
I think investors were looking for an excuse to take some profits after a blisteringly good pace in November. Higher energy prices near term, and the continuing battle in Washington over the course of the Iraq war have provided sufficient reason for investors to take a little profit.
Frankly, the experience is you can't trust a politician. They drink the water in Washington, and the disease sets in.
Illegal immigration has become a dominant issue in this race. It's another example of where people see a lack of leadership in Washington.
It was good having him, because I knew nothing about Washington and he knew a lot. It was good to have someone around who understood the district.
We have good service, but everyone always wants better, ... Within the business community with the state and federal government centers here, Washington service is one that comes up frequently.
In order to change the problems in Washington, in order to have real reform, do you want someone who has spent ... most of their adult lives in politics, because there are a lot of people on this stage who represent that.
God has heard our prayers and the doors have been opening in Washington for the government of the United States to listen to all our concerns and suggestions about the wet foot-dry foot policy.
I learned in my four decades in Washington that one person can make a difference.
In his years in Washington, Senator Kerry has been one vote of a hundred in the United States Senate - and fortunately on matters of national security he was very often in the minority.