"The man has very strong control over a country. It's a very different system and I don't happen to like the system, but certainly, in that system, he's been a leader, far more than our president has been a leader." — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in a televised national security forum, where he renewed his praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"You get that sort of feeling that it's like gaming the system. It's a shock. It becomes normal, but it's like, 'How is this even legal? How is this possible?' ... They are like floating prisons." — Forest O'Neill, a federal contractor who coordinates boat observers in Honolulu, as an AP investigation found foreign fishermen are confined to U.S. boats in Hawaii without labor protection for years at a time.
"We're not the KGB. We're not the Gestapo. We're the guys with the white hats on." — Robert Benzon, who led the National Transportation Safety Board's investigation into U.S. Airways Flight 1549, aka "The Miracle on the Hudson," on how government accident investigators were portrayed in "Sully."