"We are open to re-evaluating this program in ways that can perhaps provide greater confidence and public trust that this is in fact a program that achieves both privacy protections and national security." — Robert Litt, counsel to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in comments to skeptical members of the Senate Judiciary Committee as President Barack Obama's national security team acknowledged for the first time that, when investigating one suspected terrorist, it can read and store the phone records of millions of Americans.
"The police state is getting ready to commit more massacres against the innocent, unarmed civilians holding sit-ins for the sake of legitimacy." — Ahmed Sobaie, spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood's political arm in a statement after Egypt's military-backed government ordered police to break up sit-ins, saying they pose an "unacceptable threat" to national security.
"It is unfortunate that he would come to Florida to insult Floridians and divide our state at a time when we are striving for unity and healing." — Florida Gov. Rick Scott demanding an apology from longtime civil rights activist Jesse Jackson for comparing the state's struggle with the Trayvon Martin case to the civil rights clashes with police during the 1960s in Selma, Ala.