"I view myself as the prime minister of each and every citizen of Israel, without any prejudice based on religion, ethnicity or gender." — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, apologizing to Israel's Arab citizens for remarks he made during last week's parliament election that offended members of the community.
"We regret anyone ever commits the heinous crime of aggravated murder to merit the death penalty, and we prefer to use our primary method of lethal injection when such a sentence is issued." — Gov. Gary Herbert spokesman Marty Carpenter on a law making Utah the only state to allow firing squads for executions when no lethal injection drugs are available.
"I believe in you. I believe in the power of millions of courageous conservatives rising up to reignite the promise of America. And that is that is why, today, I am announcing that I am running for president of the United States of America."— Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.