Quotations of the day

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Posted: Sep 19, 2012 3:01 AM
Quotations of the day

"My expectation is that if you want to be president, you have to work for everyone, not just for some." — President Barack Obama in response to a secretly taped and newly released video showing Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney describing "47 percent of the people" as Obama supporters who depend on government and believe they are victims.

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"I'm very excited. I miss my students. I'm relieved because I think this contract was better than what they offered. They tried to take everything away." — America Olmedo, who teaches fourth- and fifth-grade bilingual classes in comments after teachers agreed to return to the classroom after more than a week on the picket lines in Chicago, ending a combative stalemate with Mayor Rahm Emanuel over evaluations and job security, two issues at the heart of efforts to reform the nation's public schools.

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"We have never discriminated against Spanish speaking persons in any way, shape or form. The Obama administration has decided to continue to wage war on local law enforcement." — North Carolina Sheriff Terry S. Johnson in a statement after a U.S. Department of Justice report said the Alamance County sheriff and his deputies violated the constitutional rights of U.S. citizens and legal residents by illegally targeting, stopping, detaining and arresting Latinos without probable cause.