• Jon Stewart: Now, take that story [about rape on college campuses]. You were in Congress and you introduced a bill about sexual assault in the military; to change the culture. And this is within the United States Senate and that gets filibustered.
  • Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: Correct.
  • Jon Stewart: And that can't get through. So the idea that they're doing it- how do you change that? What message does that send when our government can't even protect the women who are in our own military?
When we come back, I want to talk to you about the institutional challenges that are put in women’s way. Because it couldn’t be more apropo. You’re seeing it in this Ray Rice case. You’re seeing it in the harassment that you detail in the book that occurred for you. You’re seeing it in the President not backing your bill on sexual assault in the military. So, I want to talk about the institutional challenges.
Jon Stewart, talking with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on the Daily Show, September 9th. (via iwriteaboutfeminism)
  • Stephen Colbert: And I'm mad! I'm mad that Obama is delaying immigration reform because he stole that idea from the Republicans. They've had the idea of putting off doing something about immigration reform for over a decade!
  • 2013 John McCain: The point is that what we need to do- move forward with immigration reform.
  • 2012 John Boehner: We've got to do a comprehensive immigration reform plan.
  • 2011 Eric Canter: We've got some plans to unveil some changes to the legal immigration system in this country.
  • 2010 Leslie Graham: We're gonna release a document soon about our way forward on immigration.
  • 2009 Mitch McConnell: We're open to looking at immigration reform.
  • 2008 John McCain: Immigration reform will be my top priority because we have the obligation to address a federal issue from a federal standpoint.
  • 2007 President Bush: Let us have a serious, civil, and conclusive debate so that you can pass and I can sign comprehensive immigration reform into law.
  • 2006 President Bush: The debate over immigration reform has reached a time of decision.
  • 2005 President Bush: We must pass comprehensive immigration reform.
  • 2004 President Bush: Immigration reform is a very important agenda item.