"If, in fact, IRS personnel engaged in the kind of practices that had been reported on and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that's outrageous and there's no place for it." — President Barack Obama.
"What it boils down to is this: If you electrocute an eagle, that is bad, but if you chop it to pieces, that is OK." — Tim Eicher, a former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service enforcement agent, after an AP investigation determined the Obama administration doesn't prosecute wind-energy companies for the federal crime of killing protected species.
"I do not feel any less of a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity." — Angelina Jolie, writing about her decision to have a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it likely she would get breast cancer.