After getting hammered by Republicans for criticizing Paul Ryan's Medicare-reform plan, presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says the controversy shows he's a Washington outsider.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, at a Monitor breakfast on April 26, discussed budget cuts, the 'birther' issue, and his reasons for running for the RNC's top post.
Tea Party Express's Amy Kremer, at a Monitor breakfast on April 5, discussed the wisdom of endorsing candidates and whether to target House Speaker John Boehner for defeat in 2012.
US Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue sat down at an April 8 Monitor breakfast to discuss President Obama, the chamber's role in the 2012 election, and how he sees the US surviving as a major economic power.
Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), says that the full slate of GOP presidential candidates could include some that 'we're not talking about' yet.
At a Monitor breakfast, Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), said that President Obama was born in the US, and that the issue doesn't move voters.
Obama's decision to seek a multinational response to Qaddafi's attacks means 'the Libyan people are paying a very heavy price in blood,' Sen. John McCain said April 6 at a Monitor breakfast.
US Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue said he appreciates 'some of the things that the president has done to change his song.'
A government shutdown wouldn't affect economic growth that much, said Thomas Donohue, president of the US Chamber of Commerce, at a Monitor breakfast Friday.
In his 2012 budget, Rep. Paul Ryan (R) spared the Pentagon from huge budget cuts in the years ahead. Sen. John McCain says he mostly agrees with that decision.
In talking about the increasingly important role of social media, Sen. John McCain recounted his call for Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak to step down.
US Energy Secretary Steven Chu discussed Japan's nuclear crisis, the clean-energy transition, and the future of nuclear power in the US at the Monitor breakfast April 1.
Some who are aligned with the tea party are calling for a partial government shutdown rather than agree to Democrats' proposed cuts. But Amy Kremer, a tea party leader, cautions about a shutdown.
The tea party movement is not yet on the same page over whether House Speaker John Boehner and majority leader Eric Cantor should be targeted in 2012 for not pushing harder on budget cuts.
At a Monitor breakfast Friday, Energy Secretary Steven Chu was asked if the 'bleed and feed' process being used in Japan's nuclear emergency was the equivalent of a meltdown.
Energy Secretary Steven Chu called on Congress not to cut his department’s research-and-development budget. It's 'vital for our future prosperity,' he said Friday.
US Trade Representative Ron Kirk discussed the importance of trade in today's economy, reports that he will be named Commerce Secretary, and whether growth of China's trade with Latin America is a threat at a March 10 Monitor lunch.
The third-ranking House Republican, Kevin McCarthy, discussed the need for another short-term bill to fund the federal government, the political risks of the Republicans' push for spending cuts, and the Obama administration's handling of the upheaval in Libya at a March 8 Monitor breakfast.
US Trade Representative Ron Kirk says the country is on track to double exports over a five-year period – a target laid out by President Obama.
There's some talk about US Trade Representative Ron Kirk becoming the next Commerce secretary. But he calls his post 'fun' and says the only job he'd rather have is NBA commissioner.