"There's a stalemate. Let's not kid ourselves. Right now we're almost nowhere." — House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on where negotiations stand with the White House over the looming deadline to avert a "fiscal cliff" of taxes increases and spending cuts.
"We will still be going down to the corner cafe for breakfast or fish day. I can guarantee you. You know it's just us. We're just normal human beings. We're as common as anybody. We just have a little bit more money." — Cindy Hill of Dearborn, Mo., who along with her husband Mark, accepted their half share of the record $588 million Powerball lottery.
" ... They cheated — all of them. And this Hall of Fame is not just about numbers. Three of the six criteria for election to Cooperstown are sportsmanship, integrity and character. Bonds, Sosa and Clemens fail on all three counts." — Thom Loverro, a columnist for The Washington Examiner, explaining his decision for not voting for Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens or Sammy Sosa for baseball's Hall of Fame.