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"The president got his tax hikes on Jan. 1." -- House Speaker John Boehner, after President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders refused to budge in their budget standoff.
"We don't want food and drink, and we don't want bandages. When we're wounded, we want to die. The only thing we want is weapons." -- Gen. Salim Idris, chief of staff of the opposition's Supreme Military Council, saying the supplies the U.S. plans to give his fighters won't bring them any closer to defeating President Bashar Assad's forces in Syria's civil war.
"The floor was still giving in and the dirt was still going down, but I didn't care. I wanted to save my brother." -- Jeremy Bush, after the earth opened under Jeff Bush's Florida bedroom and swallowed him up like something out of a horror movie.
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