"The question now is simple. Do we have the resolve as a people, as a country, as a government to finally put this issue behind us? I believe that we do." — President Obama, outlining broad proposals for putting millions of illegal immigrants on a clear path to citizenship while cracking down on businesses that employ people illegally.
"The flare lit was for outdoor use only, and the people who lit them know that." — Marcelo Arigony, the police inspector leading the investigation into the deadly nightclub blaze in southern Brazil.
"They're very respected and capable, and their climate coverage has been outstanding, in-depth, extensive, far more so than any network currently on the air in the U.S." — Al Gore, who defended the sale of his television channel to Al-Jazeera.