Transcript: Sens. Durbin and Kyl

And she has the potential -- because she wants it so badly, she is an engaged judge. She cares about these things -- becoming a playmaker on the court and having an impact beyond just one vote.

STEPHANOPOULOS: So watch her relationship with Justice Kennedy?

WILL: Yes.

(LAUGHTER)

One assumes that, until a conservative retires and is replaced by a liberal, Justice Kennedy will remain what he is today, the center and master of the universe.

DONALDSON: And wanting something is not something that's a bad thing.

BRAZILE: No, no.

DONALDSON: I mean, I think, to get some place, you have to want it desperately.

WILL: But this isn't going to be nearly as much fun because Joe Biden has been elevated off the committee...

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... to the glory of the vice presidency. Because when he -- his first question to Sam Alito -- the question was 8 1/2 minutes long.

STEPHANOPOULOS: That record will not be broken tomorrow.

(LAUGHTER)

We'll all be watching. We'll also going to come back in just a minute and talk about health care, the economy, and those new investigations. We'll be right back.

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OBAMA: An excellent opportunity to put U.S.-Russian relations on a much stronger footing.

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OBAMA: Sasha was walking down one of the halls of the Kremlin yesterday. She had her trench coat on, had her pockets in her trench coat. We called her Agent 99.

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OBAMA: The United States has sometimes fallen short of meeting our responsibilities.

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OBAMA: I'll never forget the image of my two young daughters, the descendants of Africans and African-Americans, walking through those doors of no return.

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STEPHANOPOULOS: President Obama overseas. You heard Senator Durbin say he's glad President Obama is back home.

Let me bring our roundtable back in, George Will, Donna Brazile, Bob Woodward, Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts.

And, George, while the -- the president was overseas, there was so much talk here about the economy, sparked in part by what Vice President Biden said on this program last week about how they misread the economy.

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VICE PRESIDENT JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.: We and everyone else misread the economy.

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OBAMA: What Vice President Biden was referring to is simply the fact that, when we passed the stimulus, we hadn't gotten the full report of first quarter contractions in the economy. So there's nothing that we would have done differently.

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STEPHANOPOULOS: Nothing they would have done differently, George Will, but the president is starting to face some calls now, as he comes back, that he should be doing something different, that he should scale back.

He writes in The Washington Post this morning. "No way. I'm going forward."

WILL: And that he should have what they're calling a second stimulus, which proves that those in charge of our money cannot count to three.

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Because we had a stimulus 17 months ago, the George W. Bush/Nancy Pelosi $168 billion, was it?

STEPHANOPOULOS: Tax cut.

WILL: Tax cut and all that stuff, spur to the economy; unemployment then was 4.8 percent. Then six months ago, we had a stimulus. Now they want another one, proving the wisdom of Mitch McConnell's favorite saying, that there is no education in the second kick of a mule.

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