Quotations of the day

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Associated Press

Posted on February 21, 2013 at 3:02 AM

"I have to make sure that I'm not interjecting myself too much into this process, particularly when we're not a party to the case." — President Obama, as the administration is quietly considering urging the Supreme Court to overturn California's ban on gay marriage.

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"In perfect candor, your honor, I have no interest in wasting the taxpayers' time or money." — Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., before pleading guilty in federal court to criminal charges that he engaged in a scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items.

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"In essence, the military will not allow national stability or its own institutional privileges to come under threat from a breakdown in Egypt's social fabric or a broad-based civil strife." — Michael W. Hanna, an Egypt expert from the New York-based Century Foundation, as Egypt's powerful military is showing signs of growing impatience with the country's Islamist leaders.

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