"It's just plain wrong that millions of middle-class Americans pay a higher share of their income in taxes than some millionaires and billionaires." _ President Barack Obama after Senate Republicans derailed a Democratic "Buffett rule" bill Monday forcing the nation's top earners to pay at least 30 percent of their income in taxes.
I think it's way too early to begin narrowing down who the potential vice presidential nominees might be. But we're beginning that process, we'll talk about a lot of folks, and then go through the kind of vetting and review process that you have to go through to make sure whoever you select will pass the evaluation that's required by the American people." _ Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on the process of selecting a running mate.
"We kept reporting things that no one in the city of New York knew about. That's what I'm most proud of." _ Associated Press Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll on revealing the New York Police Department's widespread spying on Muslims, a series of stories that won the news agency a Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism Monday.