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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.

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  • April 24, 2015

    “We have a serious problem with incarceration in this country. It’s destroying families, it’s destroying communities, and we’re the most incarcerated country in the world.”

    -John Legend, Grammy-winning singer and songwriter, on launching his new campaign to end mass incarceration. Interview – as reported by the Associated Press, April 13, 2015

  • April 23, 2015

    “Well, ma’am, I never met a presidential candidate with pink nail polish on.”

    -Paul Bedard, reporter for the Washington Examiner, speaking to Carly Fiorina – former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate. Breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, April 16, 2015

  • April 22, 2015

    “My father stood behind a small portable bar in the back of a room…so that tonight I could stand behind this podium in front of this room.”

    -Marco Rubio, US Senator (Republican – Florida), announcing his run for president in 2016. Announcement speech, April 13, 2015

  • April 21, 2015

    “I have come to the conclusion that there is only one answer….The NRA does not really speak for or represent American gun owners. Instead, they speak for, represent and – most importantly – receive funding from gun manufacturers. And if you make guns, it is in your financial interest to sell as many guns as you can, to whomever you can, whenever you can and wherever you can.”

    -Tim Kaine, US Senator (Democrat, Virginia), on the eighth anniversary of the Virginia Tech shooting. Senate Floor Speech, April 16, 2015

  • April 20, 2015

    “Exactly 365 days have passed since the girls were snatched from…Chibok, NE Nigeria. They are still missing. For this we should all feel shame…Shame that when such horrendous acts occur, our collective attention span is so fleeting.”

    -Isha Sesay, anchor and correspondent for CNN International, on the anniversary of Boko Haram’s abduction of 276 Chibok schoolgirls in Nigeria – 219 remain missing. Op-ed on CNN.com, April 14, 2015

  • April 19, 2015

    “Should have put $10,000 on my bracket. Congrats, Coach K and Duke University.”

    -Mitt Romney, former Republican nominee for president, after the team he picked to win the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship – Duke University – defeated the University of Wisconsin in the championship game. Twitter, April 6, 2015

  • April 18, 2015

    “My commitment to serving this country runs deep. I have been a team and squad leader, a crew chief, and a machine gun section chief. I have been on over 400 combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, and fought side-by-side in foxholes and remote operating bases. As I fight for my country in foreign lands, all I want it is to be able to serve openly while keeping the job that I love.”

    -Shane Ortega, Army helicopter crew chief and Sgt. In the US Army. After a Washington Post story about him was published on April 9 2015, Ortega became one of the first (possibly the first) openly transgender individuals in the US Army. As reported in the Washington blade, April 10, 2015

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