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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 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

  • November 21, 2014

    “Boko Haram particularly targets schools because they are soft targets. And they represent everything the group is against – Western education, lifestyle and civilization.”

    -Ahmed Idris, Al Jazeera reporter, after at least 47 people – mostly students – were killed when a suicide bomber attacked a school in northeast Nigeria. Reporting for Al Jazeera from Lagos in Nigeria, November 10, 2014

  • November 20, 2014

    “I don’t get it. No disrespect to Kim but… people are offended by my breastfeeding selfies and are fine with her – amazing – booty cover?”

    -Alyssa Milano, American actress, producer, and musician who recently began a campaign to end stigma associated with public breastfeeding. Twitter, November 12, 2014

  • November 19, 2014

    “This means that in the next 15 years, China will have to build the energy equivalent of another China, but one that is entirely based on non-fossil fuels. This sends a signal that China has begun to say goodbye to coal.”

    -Li Shuo, Greenpeace climate and energy campaigner, discussing a groundbreaking climate change deal between the US and China to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. China plans to – among other things – “get 25% of its energy from nuclear, solar, wind, hydropower, and other non-fossil fuels by 2030.” NPR, November 14, 2014

  • November 18, 2014

    “’Net Neutrality’ is Obamacare for the Internet; the Internet should not operate at the speed of government.”

    -Ted Cruz, US Senator (Republican, Texas), Twitter, November 10, 2014

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