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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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  • April 20, 2017

    “If Republicans are serious about lowering costs while expanding coverage to those who need it, and if they’re prepared to work with Democrats and objective evaluators in finding solutions that accomplish those goals – that’s something we all should welcome. But we should start from the baseline that any changes will make our health care system better, not worse for hardworking Americans. That should always be our priority.”

    Barack Obama, Press Release on the 7th anniversary of the ACA, 3/23/17

  • April 13, 2017

    “The attack will not undermine the resolve and true will of the Egyptian people to counter the forces of evil, but will only harden their determination to move forward on their trajectory to realize security, stability and comprehensive development.”

    Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of Egypt, in a statement about the Palm Sunday terrorist attack in Egypt. CNN, April 9, 2017

  • April 19, 2017

    “I’ve been in this job eight years, and I’m wracking my brain to think of one thing our party has done that’s been something positive, that’s been something other than stopping something else from happening. We need to start having victories as a party. And if we can’t, then it’s hard to justify why we should be back here.”

    Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL), quoted in The Atlantic, 3/24/17

  • April 18, 2017

    “We’re going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future.”

    Paul Ryan, press conference 3/24/17

  • April 17, 2017

    “Conservatives have a crucial role to play in shaping the future American health-care system to enhance and support enterprise, innovation, individual responsibility—to resist open-ended spending, state planning, and the risk that social insurance will penalize effort and success. It’s past time to accept reality, quit promising the impossible, and do the work that a democracy that seeks both equity and efficiency should expect from its more conservative-minded thinkers and politicians.”

    David Frum, The Atlantic, 3/24/17

  • April 16, 2017

    “Hopefully there will be more. The more people, the better. It’s democracy.”

    Congressman Ryan Costello, U.S. Representative (R-PA), discussing the protests that he face as he returns to his district for the April recess. CNN, April 8, 2017

  • April 15, 2017

    “We aren’t concerned about voters favoring Spears over the party. The two main concerns are security and traffic.”

    Liron Zach, spokesman for the Labor Party in Israel, releasing a statement about moving an election date due to a Britney Spears concert. CNN, April 6, 2017

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