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PunditWire’s daily quotes are furnished by American University School of Communication’s Simpson Fellow, Rachel Coyle, who is continuing the mission of Rev. James Simpson on contemporaryquotations.org.

To learn more about Reverend James B. Simpson and his collection of quotations, please visit his page at American University.

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  • January 29, 2015

    “The most important thing to know as a staffer: please let the secret service know before you shoot off the confetti cannons.”

    -Mary Cheney, openly gay political activist and daughter of Dick Cheney – former Vice President of the United States. Speaking to students at American University, January 21, 2015

  • January 28, 2015

    “I can’t not march. I march for women who have made that wrong decision and suffered greatly; most of all I march for the unborn.”

    -Jeanne Monahan-Mancini, March for Life president, on the annual March For Life in Washington, DC. Interview with Catholic News Service, January 22, 2015

  • January 27, 2015

    “We were raised to live simply, not to waste. It was a lesson my mother taught me every rainy morning. You see, growing up, I had only one good pair of shoes. So on rainy school days, my mom would slip plastic bread bags over them to keep them dry. But I was never embarrassed. Because the school bus would be filled with rows and rows of young Iowans with bread bags slipped over their feet.”

    -Joni Ernst, US Senator (Republican – Iowa), GOP Response to the State of The Union address, January 20, 2015

  • January 26, 2015

    “If we’re going to have arguments, let’s have arguments – but let’s make them debates worthy of this body and worthy of this country.”

    -Barack Obama, President of The United States, 2015 State of the Union address, January 20, 2015

  • January 25, 2015

    “ told the officer he was Jesus Christ and he was going to kill Boehner, because Boehner was mean to him at the country club, and because Boehner is responsible for Ebola.”

    -Christopher M. Desrosiers, United States Capitol Police (USCP) Special Agent, after it was discovered that House Speaker Boehner’s country club bartender attempted to poison and/or shoot him. Speaking to reporters, January 13, 2015

  • January 24, 2015

    “ could not reach him. Her arms could not cradle his body and plead for him to hang on. Her hands could not stroke his cheek, and she could not whisper hopefully, ‘It’s going to be O.K.’ Her eyes could not gaze into his and say what sisters are able to say without saying anything: ‘I love you.’”

    -Charles McRay Blow, Visual Op-ed Columnist for The New York Times, after video emerged depicting the shooting death of 12 year-old Tamir Rice by Cleveland police officers. The New York Times, January 11, 2015

  • January 23, 2015

    “What if Christians were held accountable for their words and acts in the United States? What if every time Pat Robertson uttered another nonsensical comment about gays causing hurricanes the National Council of Churches, the National Association of Evangelicals and the U.S. Conference of Roman Catholic Bishops were forced to parade in front of the cameras and issue apologetic statements because a Christian pastor had once again dehumanized children of God, who are still victims of hate crimes in this nation?”

    -Rev. Chuck Currie, Director of the Center for Peace & Spirituality and University Chaplain at Pacific University, on the public treatment of Muslims after recent attacks by radical Islamic terrorists. Huffington Post, January 11, 2015

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