* “We will decide whether to defend our
Christian European culture or yield the terrain to
multiculturalism.”–Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, in calling for migration to be controlled by national
governments, not the European Union.
* “Today, mainstream European and North
American politicians, even presidents, premiers and prime ministers, don’t
hesitate to flirt with or embrace overtly anti-Semitic messages and
memes.”–David Nirenberg, dean
of the Divinity School at the University of Chicago.
* “We have to be frank. Questions are being
asked on both sides of the Atlantic about the strength of our partnership. And,
yes, there, are differences.”–NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, in the first address to Congress by a NATO head.
* “We will never find a better pool of allies
in the world than the Europeans, and this address underscores the importance of
the trans-Atlantic bridge.”–Retired Navy Admiral James Stavridis, who was
NATO commander from 2009 to 2013.
* “It’s not just competition against our
adversaries. We’re also racing against our worst enemy:
complacency.”–Vice President Mike
Pence, in announcing that the Administrations was directing NASA to land
humans on the moon again within five years.
* “In my office, I keep a Bible open on my desk
to remind me of God and his rod, and the truth.”–Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
* “Can’t take you anymore. … Our country is
full. … I’m sorry. … So turn around. That’s the way it is.”–President
Donald Trump’s message to migrants
arriving at the southern border.
* “This committee requires the full (Mueller)
report and the underlying materials because it is our job, not the attorney
general’s, to determine whether or not President Trump has abused his
office.”–House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler.
* “A truly outstanding individual. I’ve told my
folks that’s the man.”–Donald
Trump, in announcing that he planned to nominate Herman Cain for a seat on
the Federal Reserve Board.
* “The labor market remains healthy, and last
month is just an outlier.”–Brad
McMillan, chief investment officer at Commonwealth Financial Network, on
Labor Department statistics showing that the U.S. economy added 196,000 jobs
last month–a rebound from the 33,000 jobs added in February.
* “The Republicans are developing a really
great HealthCare Plan with far lower premiums and deductibles than ObamaCare.
Vote will be taken right after the election when Republicans hold the Senate
and win back the House.”–Donald
* “Until such time as I’m not under audit, I
would not be inclined to do it.”–Donald
Trump’s response to efforts by the House Ways and Means Committee to secure
his tax returns.
* “Trump’s capacity for beating the Democrats
is limited, but the same cannot be said of the Democrats’ capacity for beating
themselves.”–Charles Lane, Washington Post.
* “Timing is everything, not least in leaving
the stage. Joe Biden, honorable patriot, should side with restraint.”–Roger Cohen, New York Times.
* “I’m sorry I didn’t understand more. I’m not
sorry for any of my intentions.”–Joe
* “Don’t pretend to be having an elevated
discussion of public policy when you’re conducting character assassination. You
have come to bury Uncle Joe, not review his record. Own up to it.”–Judith Shulevitz, Politico.
* “Whoever is president next just can’t make
incremental change. We just have to be bold, and we have to take
chances–people are hurting. We need to move forward in a big way.”–Karine Jean-Pierre, MoveOn.org senior
* “The ‘incremental reform’ that I support is
phasing in ‘Medicare for all.'”–Sen. Bernie
* “As is the case with all hurricane seasons,
coastal residents are reminded that it only takes one hurricane making landfall
to make it an active season for them.”–Colorado State University Department of Atmospheric Science report
that predicts a below-average Atlantic hurricane season this year.
* “Safety is our responsibility, and we own
it.”–Boeing Chief Executive Dennis
A. Mullenburg, in announcing that Boeing was slowing production (from 52 to
42 per month) of its 737 Max jet and establishing a new internal safety
* “I don’t see that as viable.”–Mayor Bob Buckhorn, on a development
partnership’s plan for a new baseball park on 18 acres that City Hall owns near
the Hillsborough River just south of Columbus Drive in the West River area.
* “I don’t know what else we can do to tell
people there’s an election going on.”–Hillsborough Elections Supervisor Craig Latimer.
* “The city gains and benefits with the
economic impact a viable park will have, a viable entertainment venue will have
over the years, and this is our opportunity.”–Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos, after city council
gave unanimous support for consultants to design a waterfront-park concert
pavilion with a fixed canopy over 4,000 seats.