"For the president to make a campaign issue and then to travel to three battleground states and go to three large college campuses on taxpayers money to try to make this some political issue is pathetic. And his campaign ought to be reimbursing the Treasury for the cost of this trip." _ House Speaker John Boehner as Republicans and Democrats exchange charges over how to pay for a bill keeping student loan interest rates low.
"It sort of defies logic. The idea that this is the first and only time, it doesn't make sense. For something to get this out of control it has to be a ... cultural blueprint." _ Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., after the Secret Service acknowledged investigating reports of agents hiring strippers and prostitutes on another trip, this one to El Salvador.
"You don't really replace a guy like that. You can't. You just try to do the best you can. Obviously, he was my hero growing up." _ Andrew Luck, on Peyton Manning, after the Indianapolis Colts selected the Stanford quarterback with the top overall pick in the NFL draft.