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  • July 30, 2014

    “Speaker Boehner, by going down the path of this lawsuit, has opened the door to Republicans possibly considering impeachment at some point in the future. I think that if the President enacted immigration reform, that would certainly up the likelihood that would contemplate impeachment.”

    -Dan Pfeiffer, longtime aide and senior adviser to President Barack Obama, talking to reporters, July 25, 2014

  • July 29, 2014

    “A Palestinian has built this home with his money. Are Israelis expecting him to leave just like that?”

    -Khaled Meshaal, Hamas leader, discussing the current Israel/Palestine conflict, BBC interview, July 24, 2014

  • July 28, 2014

    “Israel is now an instrument in the hands of Hamas, not the opposite. Hamas doesn’t care if its population suffers under the attacks or not, because the population is suffering anyway. Hamas doesn’t really care about their own casualties either. They want to achieve something that will change the situation in Gaza.”

    -Yuval Diskin, former Director of Israel’s internal security service Shin Bet, discussing the current Israel/Palestine conflict. Interview with SPIEGEL, July 24, 2014

  • July 27, 2014

    “Just the fact that no woman has done it, it makes it feel unreachable to some women. You know, like, ‘oh, no woman’s ever done it, so obviously I can’t do it.’ Instead of thinking, ‘no woman’s ever done it, I want to be the one to do it,’ which is the attitude that I took.”

    -Kacy Catanzaro, the first woman to qualify for the ‘American Ninja Warrior’ final, Vulture interview, July 16, 2014

  • July 26, 2014

    “I would love to play Nefertiti or Cleopatra or the Queen of Sheba. We preserve more male history than we do female. We have to preserve . No more complaining. We have to do it.”

    -Zoe Saldana, American actress, Marie Claire interview, July 19, 2014

  • July 25, 2014

    “They didn’t promise a per diem or payment. Only free food, clothing, weapons, and a guarantee that they would transport our bodies to Rostov-on-Don and give them to our relatives. If, of course, they found them.”

    -Artur Gasparyan, 24-year-old native of Spitak, Armenia – on being recruited as a Russian Separatist and sent to annex Crimea in Ukraine. Interview with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Russian Service, July 13, 2014

  • July 24, 2014

    “…I was really tested, but afterwards I was euphoric, because I thought, ‘wow, I just had to fly by the seat of my pants, interview the president of The United States. I didn’t ask him about his favorite color or his favorite meal at the White House – I actually talked to him about real things, and I survived. Phew!’”

    -Katie Couric, American TV journalist and talk-show host, recalling the surprise 1992 interview with President George Bush – he walked into the middle of an interview she was conducting with Barbara Bush – that became a pivotal moment in her career. Today Show, July 18, 2014

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