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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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  • December 20, 2014

    “I behaved badly, and I will have to live with that, but my own inexcusable arrogance is not a flaw in the Affordable Care Act.”

    -Jonathan Gruber, on his now-infamous Affordable Care Act comments referring to voters as “stupid.” Testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, December 9, 2014

  • December 19, 2014

    “Must every story about campus rape panic begin with the standard caveat, ‘sexual assault on campus is a serious problem’?”

    -Scott Greenfield, Criminal defense lawyer and blogger at Simple Justice. Twitter, December 8, 2014

  • December 18, 2014

    “I think we may need to call something in the future different, but it is working…Obamacare, no question, has a very bad brand that has been driven intentionally by a lot of misinformation and a lot of paid advertising.”

    -Kathleen Sebelius, former Secretary of Health and Human Services who resigned after the botched Healthcare.gov rollout. POLITICO’s “Lessons from Leaders” event, December 10, 2014

  • December 17, 2014

    “I hear a lot of people say, ‘Hey, it’s been two years, things should be getting better. But experts tell us from a recovery standpoint, in its infancy.”

    -Melissa Glaser, Community Outreach Liaison for Newtown’s Recovery and Resiliency Team. The Newtown Bee, December 14, 2014

  • December 16, 2014

    “My son was 12 years old, just a baby, a baby, my baby, the youngest out of four…I want to thank the nation for supporting us. That’s the only way I’m standing today – that I’m standing right now.”

    -Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir Rice – whose 12-year-old son was killed by police while he was holding a fake gun. Justice for All March in Washington, DC, December 13, 2014

  • December 15, 2014

    “Whatever your views are on EITs (Enhanced Interrogation Techniques), our nation and in particular this agency did a lot of things right during this difficult time to keep this country strong and secure.”

    -John Brennan, CIA Director, addressing the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture. Press conference, December 11, 2014

  • December 14, 2014

    “You know, maybe there was a little hanky-panky . There was like maybe a kiss on the roof.”

    -Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of former president George W. Bush, after being asked if she had ever “fooled around” in the White House. Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live!” December 4, 2014

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