Quotations in the News

Associated Press

"I think it is to his advantage and the country's advantage to have Congress buy into that." — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on whether President Barack Obama should seek approval from lawmakers on a broader military and political effort to combat militants in Syria and Iraq.

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"You've lost your authority to govern this community. You're going to have to step aside peacefully if this community is going to heal." — St. Louis activist John Chasnoff, who attended a Ferguson City Council public meeting, the first since an unarmed black 18-year-old was fatally shot by a white police officer.

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"We assumed that there was a video. We asked for video. But we were never granted that opportunity." — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in an interview with CBS about the video that showed former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City casino elevator.

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