1) "The discussion was on a national NSA program that has been much discussed, yes."
- ROBERT MUELLER, director of the FBI, contradicting the Attorney General, Alberto Gonzales's previously sworn testimony that there had been no disagreements over the NSA program inside the White House, prompting some to utter the "perjury" word.
2)(a) "I don't want a continuation of Bush-Cheney. I don't want Bush-Cheney Lite, I want a fundamental change."
- Democratic Presidential candidate BARACK OBAMA, comparing his foreign policy approach to rival Sen. Hillary Clinton's in a campaign speech in Concord, N.H. yesterday. Obama and Clinton have been sparring over the issue since the Democratic debate Monday.
2) (b) "The notion that somehow not talking to countries is punishment to them ... is ridiculous."
- Illinois Senator BARACK OBAMA, declaring that he would meet with the leaders of pariah states — including Iran and North Korea — if elected President, during a televised debate that featured Democratic presidential candidates answering questions posted on YouTube.
3) "That's not the 'Right Stuff' as far as I'm concerned."
- BART GORDON, U.S. Representative and chairman of the House Science and Technology Committee, on a recent report revealing that NASA astronauts were allowed to fly while dangerously drunk.
4) "I'm tired of having my rights violated and being treated as a second-class citizen."
- ROY DEN HOLLANDER, a New York City attorney, who is among two dozen men suing bars that host "Ladies' Nights".
5) "Our losses will preclude us from continuing to do individual memorial ceremonies."
- U.S. Brig. Gen. WILLIAM TROY, explaining why commanders at Fort Lewis Military Base will now hold monthly, collective services to honor soldiers killed in Iraq.
6) "I don't trust you."
- SEN. PATRICK LEAHY, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales during his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. Republican Sen. stated that Gonzales had a credibility problem at the same hearing, just before Gonzales denied that as White House counsel he pressured then-Attorney General John Ashcroft to recertify President Bush's intelligence-gathering program -- a statement that has now being discredited by the FBI Director.
7) "I'm cool with it."
- BOB BARKER, on being replaced by comedian Drew Carey, after Rosie O'Donnell was snubbed, to host The Price Is Right. Earlier, Carey told reporters that "as long as Bob Barker is cool with it, the fans will be cool with it."
8) "I would not want a U.S. citizen to go through the process. But it is not torture, and there would be no permanent damage to that citizen."
- U.S. Spy Chief MIKE McCONNELL, when asked about President Bush's new order outlining permissible interrogation techniques, adding he would not get "too specific".
9) "We've accomplished our goal."
- Speaker Jody Richards, commenting on the meeting with Peabody regarding "his goal to justify the cost [of a special session] to taxpayers" by garnering "assurances from Peabody that there is a real commitment to investing in Kentucky, and that these commitments are contingent upon receiving the incentives prior to the 2008 regular session."
10) "I'm sure we can get something done if we lay politics aside."
- Gov. Ernie Fletcher, on the prospects of the Peabody meeting and a special session.
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