"Not every woman makes a good soldier, but not every man makes a good soldier. So women will compete." — Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., after the Pentagon lifted its ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs.
"Was it because of a protest? Or was it because of guys out for a walk one night decided they would go kill some Americans? What difference, at this point, does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, Senator." — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, delivering fiery rejoinders to Republican critics of the Obama administration's handling of the deadly attack on a U.S. mission in Benghazi.
"It's a massive failure in prevention." — Dr. Michael Thun, one study leader of new research that shows U.S. women who smoke today have a much greater risk of dying from lung cancer than they did decades ago.