Quotations of the day

“You’re going to shut down the government if you can’t prevent millions of Americans from getting affordable care,” — Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., in comments after congressional Republicans vowed to keep using an otherwise routine federal funding bill to try to attack the president’s health care law as the government teeters on the brink of partial shutdown.

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“Telling the truth today is vital for the security and peace of the world and, of course, it is vital for the security of the state of Israel.” — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in an attempt to persuade the U.S. to maintain tough economic sanctions and not allow the Islamic republic to develop a bomb or even move closer to becoming a nuclear threshold state.

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“The worst part is the helplessness. You want to take that pain away. You want to be able to take those nightmares away, but you can’t.” — Hugo Rojas, whose son also witnessed the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that left 20 children dead, commenting as hundreds of children that survived the shooting find the horrors have been especially difficult to overcome.

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