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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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  • November 28, 2014

    “I think one of the most important things we did as a party this cycle is we didn’t nominate any cavemen. It’s very hard to climb out from under that…anytime somebody said something boneheaded on our side of the aisle, we’d pounce on that and say, ‘You don’t speak for Republicans; that’s not our position.’”

    -Katie Packer Gage, Mitt Romney’s deputy campaign manager and co-founder of Burning Glass Consulting – a Republican firm run by women that helps candidates speak to women voters. New York Magazine, November 19, 2014

  • November 27, 2014

    “Throughout my childhood, I watched my parents try to become legal but to no avail. They lost their money to people they believed to be attorneys, but who ultimately never helped. That meant my childhood was haunted by the fear that they would be deported. If I didn’t see anyone when I walked in the door after school, I panicked. And then one day, my fears were realized.”

    -Diane Guerrero, Orange Is The New Black actress and spokesperson for the Immigrant Legal Resource Center. LA Times, November 15, 2014

  • November 26, 2014

    “Every time someone mentions how many jobs Keystone XL would create, it somehow gets bigger. A bazillion jobs!”

    -Kate Sheppard, Environment Editor at the Huffington Post, Twitter, November 17, 2014

  • November 25, 2014

    “Let`s face it, the city is really in a panic at this point in anticipation of this family, I reiterate for the umpteenth time – and they wanted me to make it crystal clear – they do not advocate any violence, any looting, any rioting. They are totally against that.”

    -Anthony Gray, attorney for the family of Michael Brown – Brown was killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, MO. Preparing for the grand jury decision in the case against the officer who killed Brown. Press conference, November 21, 2014

  • November 24, 2014

    “To those Members of Congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better, or question the wisdom of me acting where Congress has failed, I have one answer: Pass a bill.”

    -Barack Obama, President of The United States, announcing his intent to use executive action to reform the immigration system. Televised speech to the nation, November 21, 2014

  • November 23, 2014

    “…Something I am going to work very hard on changing – and I hope it changes before I die – is to make it illegal to buy, post, or shop a photo that’s been obtained illegally. I have photographers that jump my fence … if somebody jumps my fence and takes a picture through my window of me naked, that’s illegal, but the photos can still be everywhere (online) the next day…that makes no sense!”

    -Jennifer Lawrence, American actress – recently the target of a hacker who shared nude photos of her online, Associated Press, November 15, 2014

  • November 22, 2014

    “The thing about Scandal and House of Cards that makes when I was in office. You know, think of all of the opportunities I missed. So little time, so many people that have it coming.”

    -Bill Clinton, Former President of The United States, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, November 11, 2014

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