Quotations in the News

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Posted: Mar 29, 2016 3:01 AM

"I felt like I was in a movie. It didn't feel real at all." — Cathryn Leff, a California-based lobbyist, after a man pulled a weapon at a U.S. Capitol checkpoint in Washington.

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"I would be less than honest with you if I said people are not mentioning a Ryan candidacy from time to time. Clearly there are many in Congress who see Paul Ryan as a consensus candidate." — Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., indicating that some in the GOP hope the House speaker could emerge as the nominee in a convention fight this summer if neither Donald Trump nor Ted Cruz clinch the nomination by then.

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"On the scale of one to 10 it is 10. The only other thing that causes that much damage to a city is probably some earthquake that struck at some time. It was pretty devastating." — Amr al-Azm, a former Syrian antiquities official who is now a professor at Shawnee State University in Ohio, on how bad damage caused by Islamic State extremists is in the ancient city of Palmyra.