Quotations in the News

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Posted: Jul 10, 2015 3:05 AM

"Such incompetence is inexcusable." — Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, about Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta and her top aides after the U.S. government disclosed that highly sensitive data was hacked from more than 21 million people.

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"I have heard enough about heritage. I am a descendant of Jefferson Davis, OK? But that does not matter. It's not about Jenny Horne. It's about the people of South Carolina who have demanded that this symbol of hate come off of the Statehouse grounds." — Rep. Jenny Horne, a 42-year-old white Republican lawyer, whose impassioned plea to South Carolina State House colleagues swung momentum to remove the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds.

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"I humbly ask forgiveness, not only for the offenses of the church herself, but also for crimes committed against the native peoples during the so-called conquest of America." — Pope Francis in Bolivia apologizing for the sins, offenses and crimes committed by the Catholic Church against indigenous peoples during the colonial-era conquest of the Americas.