"It seems pretty clear that their new strategy is basically just call us liars, to descend down into a mud pit and hopefully, with enough mudslinging back and forth and distortion, people will get demoralized and they can win by default." — Paul Ryan in comments as Mitt Romney's team seeks to paint President Barack Obama's campaign as desperate.
"Syria is aware that Turkey cannot go a step further. The Turkish people don't want a war and there are no vital national interests at stake to warrant a war. Syria sees this." — Ali Tekin, assistant professor of International Relations at Ankara's Bilkent University in a statement as Syria's cross-border attacks on Turkey look increasingly like they could be an intentional escalation meant to send a clear message to Ankara and beyond, that the crisis is simply too explosive to risk foreign military intervention.
"Today, we celebrate Cesar Chavez. Our world is a better place because Cesar Chavez decided to change it." — President Barack Obama at a ceremony to designate the home of Latino labor leader Cesar Chavez as a national monument, calling Chavez a hero who brought hope to millions of poor, disenfranchised farm workers.