"They had one message for the president, which is they need certainty. Please get this deal done as soon as possible. They very much want consumers out there knowing that they're going to have money in their pockets to spend. That's why it's so important to pass the extension of the tax cuts for 98 percent of consumers, 97 percent of all small businesses." — Small Business Administration head Karen Mills on what business owners told President Obama Tuesday.
"We are significantly troubled by many of the answers that we got and some that we didn't get concerning evidence that was leading up to the attack on the consulate." — Sen. John McCain after he and Sens. Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte interviewed U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice about the deadly Sept. 11 raid in Libya as the three senators weighed her possible nomination to be secretary of state.
"Blessed with an air of power that masks an unmistakable cute, cuddly side, Kim made this newspaper's editorial board swoon with his impeccable fashion sense, chic short hairstyle, and, of course, that famous smile," — The People's Daily in China quotes from a spoof in The Onion naming North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as the "Sexiest Man Alive" without realizing the article was satire.