"It's focused attention, I think, for the first time in a long time in the Muslim world about the need to completely distance from and ultimately stomp out this particular brand of Islamic extremism that really has no place in the 21st century. " — President Barack Obama, commenting on the worldwide campaign to destroy the Islamic State group and suggesting the ongoing crisis in the Middle East, while terrible, has a silver lining.
"Today's actions demonstrate our determination to increase the costs on Russia as long as it continues to violate Ukraine's territorial integrity and sovereignty." — David Cohen, Treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, on new sanctions the United States and the European Union levied against major Russian banks and defense companies.
"Adrian is a loving father who used his judgment as a parent to discipline his son. He used the same kind of discipline with his child that he experienced as a child growing up in East Texas." — Star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's attorney, Rusty Hardin, defending his client who faces charges of child abuse for using a branch to spank his son.