"We received very disturbing news today. I think that we are going to have a course of new action and that will be vigorously pursued in the next several weeks." — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, after officials said six underground tanks at Hanford nuclear reservation are leaking.
"We are relieved at the fact that Oscar got bail today, but at the same time we are in mourning for the death of Reeva, with her family. As a family, we know Oscar's version of what happened on that tragic night and we know that that is the truth and that will prevail in the coming court case." — Arnold Pistorius, after his nephew Oscar Pistorius was freed on bail ahead of his murder trial.
"I feel very confident that we are going to get a number of nations to make that contribution for the enduring presence." — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, after the U.S. and its NATO allies revealed they may keep as many as 12,000 troops in Afghanistan after the combat mission ends next year.