Quotes Of The Morning

"We're surrounded." - Last message received from three Americans detained after straying into Iranian territory

“Tell your congressmen and senators when they're home for the summer recess that it's too soon to address this issue. We've only been debating it for 97 years, since Theodore Roosevelt put national health insurance in the Bull Moose Party platform of 1912. We've only had 745 congressional hearings on the subject (I made that number up, but it's got to be close). That's not enough! Let's study this problem more before we do anything about it.” - Jonathan Alter, Newsweek

“In typical fashion, the self-proclaimed experts piecing together this Democratic health-care legislation are focusing on only one leg -- access -- of a three-legged stool that also includes cost and quality.” - Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, in a Washington Post op-ed

"The official ceremony was held and Supreme Leader (Ayatollah Ali Khamenei) approved Mr. Ahmadinejad's presidency." - Iranian State Television, making it official

“You know, that the economics team has a lot of strong personalities. I'm actually one of them. I'm right up there with the boys.” - Christina Romer, Chair, White House Council of Economic Advisers, to CNN

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