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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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- February 8, 2016
“Voters are sick of me.”
Mike Huckabee as he withdraws from the Republican presidential race. USA TODAY, February 2, 2016.
- February 7, 2016
“Humans have the power to change the climate on geological timescales.”
Andrey Ganopolski, scientist and author, warning about the severity of human-cause global warming. NBC News, Jan 16.
- February 6, 2016
“I am now declaring that a recent cluster of microcephaly and other neurological abnormalities reported in Latin America following a similar cluster in French Polynesia in 2014 constitute a public health emergency of international concern.”
WHO director general Dr. Margaret Chan told a news conference. NBC News, Jan 31.
- February 5, 2016
“Those who served our country even when it didn’t support them deserve our utmost respect and honor, and we owe it to them to make upgrading their discharge status as easy and efficient as possible.”
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio commenting on an 82-year-old Ohio veteran who has been granted honorable discharge more than six decades after he was “undesirably” discharged from the Army for being gay. MSNBC Jan 29.
- February 4, 2016
“Today I was shown a piece of literature from the Cruz for President campaign that misrepresents the role of my office, and worse, misrepresents Iowa election law.”
Paul Pate, Iowa Secretary of State remarking on a controversial mailer from Ted Cruz before the hotly contested Iowa Caucus. CNN Jan 31.
- February 3, 2016
“January was a schizophrenic month — in the extreme.”
Wall Street Veteran Peter Kenny remarking on plummeting stocks and unstable markets in the month of January. CNN Jan 31.
- February 2, 2016
“First of all they, they don’t know what they’re talking about.”
Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates criticizing the Republicans for their strategies for defeating ISIS. Politico Jan 19.