Quotations in the News

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Associated Press

Posted on June 12, 2014 at 2:04 AM

"We agree that all Iraqi leaders, including Prime Minister Maliki, can do more to address unresolved issues there, to better meet the needs of the Iraqi people." — U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki on the Obama administration's plan to give Iraq new assistance to combat the rising insurgency.

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"Levels of alarm about the direction of the nation, and about the 'threat' the other party poses to the country, are substantially higher on the right than on the left right now, and at least in part this reflects the fact that Barack Obama is in the White House." — Pew Research Center Vice President Michael Dimock on a new survey which suggests political polarization is broader than ever before.

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"Anybody at his age level on a brain scan would probably show some impairment. But that doesn't mean you forget where your car keys are and you're incompetent. There isn't the slightest evidence he's incapable of managing his affairs." — Attorney Maxwell Blecher, defending Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's mental competence to determine the team's future.

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