The senator from Louisiana said "it shouldn't be the president advocating" for the vaccine, but rather the healthcare workers in the state.
"The question is are we able to maintain a process in which we listen to other voices?" Obama said on Friday.
I long for people to be curious again, to admit what they don't know, to ask questions, to engage in dialogue with people possessing opposing views, and to accept the intricacy of very complex situations.
"Is there a different standard? I guess one could conclude that," the Michigan governor told Politico on Thursday.
The tendency to judge people on their politics rather than their personal behavior can distort how one responds even to acts of extraordinary graciousness.
For both Biden and Trump, the inability to rein in their administrations from pursuing partisan goals over the will of a majority of Americans is the recipe that has allowed for much of the chaos now afflicting our political system.
Only 7 percent of U.S. adults said that they believed the American system of government was "basically sound" and required no changes in a poll released Monday.
How to assemble a national jigsaw puzzle that seems like a jumble of pieces from two different boxes, one red and one blue? I suggest an agreement on a national touchstone.
"It's time for our better angels to prevail. At our best, America is a beacon for the globe, we will lead not only by the example of our power, but by the power of our example," Biden said.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisted that there does not need to be a "person-to-person between the speaker and the president" for government to function, one year after she and President Donald Trump spoke for the last time in person during a contentious White House meeting.
A free society depends upon the ability of its citizens to think freely.
For the first time in my life I'm wondering if our country can stay together.
America, where have all your leaders gone? Where are the people who don't just stand up for themselves, but stand up for the people who aren't even supporting them?
Americans now appear to feel more threatened by each other than outsiders. The remedy is federalism.
Like our men and women in the military and veterans, we should all be able to put country over party.
Even during the fiercely contested 2016 election, sizeable portions of Democrats and Republicans expressed "neutral" opinions toward one another.
The partisan divide faithfully reflects the stark political choices facing Americans—and that's probably for the best.
Jewish members of the Democratic Party weren't invited to the White House Hanukkah party.
Swing state's tough procedures to restore former inmates' voting rights seen as a boon to Republicans.