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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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  • July 13, 2016

    “We live off this image as an open and tolerant place. Homophobic violence has hit crisis levels, and it’s getting worse.”

    Jandira Queiroz, the mobilization coordinator at Amnesty International Brazil. New York Times, July 5

  • July 12, 2016

    “The entire city of Dallas feels this to its core. We are grieving with them. I ask you say a prayer for the officers and their families. Keep them in your thoughts.”

    Barack Obama, on the shooting in Dallas, CNN, July 8

  • July 11, 2016

    “I’m here to tell you that the truth is nobody fully understands the challenges of the job of president until you’ve actually sat at that desk.”

    President Barack Obama, campaigning for Hillary Clinton. Politico, July 5th

  • July 10, 2016

    “And I said this when I testified for 11 hours that no one has thought more about or lost more sleep over the lives that we lost, the four Americans, which was devastating. And we owe to those brave Americans that we make sure we learn the right lessons from this tragedy.”

    Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton, remarking on the completion of the Benghazi investigations, in which she was found to have no wrongdoing. Politico, June 28th

  • July 9, 2016

    “Religious freedom is for all of us or it’s for none of us. If we want to pick and choose, what’s the standard? And if it’s only that might makes right, then that means it’s a political struggle and whoever is the ruling class at any particular time, they’re the ones that have their say.”

    Matt Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Council. NPR, June 29th

  • July 8, 2016

    “Isn’t it funny, you know when I came here 17 years ago and I said that I wanted to lead a campaign to get Britain to leave the European Union, you all laughed at me – well I have to say – you’re not laughing now are you?”

    UKIP Leader Nigel Farage speaking to the European Union parliament, after England voted in a referendum to leave the EU. NPR, June 28th

  • July 7, 2016

    “We’re talking about the direction of our country, our children’s future, the direction of the Supreme Court, all of this hinging on the next election. And at such a time as this, you cannot be lukewarm. We’re going to take our country back, and you are either with us or against us.”

    Former presidential candidate and Alaska governor Sarah Palin, lambasting the Never Trump movement in the Republican Party. Politico, July 1

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