Quotations of the day

“There are many actions that the United States can take to increase our humanitarian assistance to refugee populations and opposition groups short of injecting more weapons into the conflict.” — Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., expressing concerns about the Obama administration’s plan to arm Syrian rebels in that country’s civil war.

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“The bad guys are now changing their methods of operation. His disclosures are ultimately going to lead to us being less safe in America because bad guys will be able to figure out a way around some of the methods we use, and it’s likely to cost lives down the road.” — Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., after disclosures by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden of two secret NSA surveillance programs.

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“I never in my wildest dreams imagined we’d be dealing a year later with a very similar circumstance.” — El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa as the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history burns for a third day.

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