Quotations of the day

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2/15/2013 3:02:13 AM - AP News

"There seems to not be much interest to hold this president accountable for a national security breakdown that led to the first ambassador being killed in the line of duty in over 30 years." — Sen. Lindsey Graham, after Republicans blocked the nomination of former GOP senator Chuck Hagel as the nation's next defense secretary.

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"I appreciate the patience of our guests and their ability to cope with the situation. And I'd like to reiterate the apology I made earlier. I know the conditions on board were every poor. We pride ourselves on providing our guests with a great vacation experience, and clearly we failed in this particular case." — Carnival CEO Gerry Cahill, after a cruise ship disabled for five nightmarish days in the Gulf limped under tow into a port in Mobile, Ala.

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"What Al Capone was to beer and whiskey during Prohibition, Guzman is to narcotics. Of the two, Guzman is by far the greater threat. ... And he has more power and financial capability than Capone ever dreamed of." — Art Bilek, executive vice president of Chicago Crime Commission, after the group named Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, a drug kingpin in Mexico, the city's new Public Enemy No. 1.