"We can do a lot of really good policing. ... We can reduce crime, like we're doing, but we're not going to have success occur as long as these guns keep flowing into our community." Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy at a news conference following a shooting that injured 13 people, including a 3-year-old boy, and reignited outrage over ongoing gun violence in the city.
"The American people don't want the government shut down, and they don't want Obamacare." -- Speaker John Boehner at a rally following a vote by the Republican-controlled House that would wipe out the health care law while preventing a partial government shutdown.
"I'm a huge fan of Lou Gehrig, everything he's done, going back to his college days in New York. He's kind of the gold standard for a Yankee. Special moment. I'll think about it someday." -- Yankee slugger Alex Rodriquez on hitting his record-breaking 24th career grand slam, passing the one set by Gehrig.