* “It is not up to any single country to terminate (the Iranian nuclear deal). We have a collective responsibility to protect a nuke deal that’s working.”–Federica Mogherini, the EU’s foreign policy chief.
* “The U.S. is more lonely than ever about the deal.”–Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
* “Ultimately, the best hope this is realistic may be a variant of what’s called a ‘freeze for a freeze,’ with North Korea halting its nuclear and missile tests in exchange for a reduction in sanctions and the U.S.-South Korean military exercises–as an interim step, preserving the long-term goal of denuclearization. Unfortunately, both sides resist this approach.”–Nicholas Kristof, New York Times.
* “The people have determined that Catalonia should become an independent state in the form of a republic.”–Carles Puigdemont, Catalonia’s regional president.
* “They are hoping to hold on, and that the international community will get used to them as they did with Zimbabwe, Cuba and other countries.”–David Smilde, analyst at the Washington Office on Latin America, referencing the government of Venezuela.
* “Having an ongoing, constructive relationship between the president and the prime minister is really important.”–Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
* “I don’t believe in undercutting people.”–President Donald Trump.
* “The war on coal is over.”–Scott Pruitt, head of the EPA.
* “To stall the progress that Democrats and Republicans have been fostering in giving permanent relief to more than 800,000 DREAMers is sabotage.”–U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz.
* “Any decision the president makes one day is likely to be completely reversed another, depending on which extremist adviser he is listening to.”–U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.
* “It’s easier to impeach than invoke the 25th Amendment.”–Jeffrey Rosen, president of the National Constitution Center.
* “These kinds of decisions have real-life consequences. It is not fair for our leaders to play games with people’s health and their health care.”–Stacey E. Stewart, president of the March of Dimes, in response to Donald Trump’s move to cut off federal payments to insurers.
* “I’ve got to stay, to take care of the Affordable Care Act, and that’s my fight, that’s my mission.”–U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the 77-year-old House Minority Leader.
* “(Steve) Bannon is wrong to think the problem with today’s GOP senators is that they’ve been unwilling to climb aboard the Trump train. Rather, it’s that there’s no train to climb aboard.”–Reihan Salam, Slate.
* “I am certainly a better senator today than I was five years ago simply because I’m more familiar with the process. … I’m at 58 in seniority. I came in at 99. … It also doesn’t hurt to have your party in the White House with a lot of people over there that I know.”–Sen. Marco Rubio.
* “The single biggest change I would make is gerrymandering. There’s only one election that matters. You’ve got to win a primary. You’ve got to go to the far left or the far right.”–Patrick Murphy, former Democratic congressman from Jupiter.
* “Gerrymandering used to be an art, but advanced computation has made it a science.”–Jordan Ellenberg, professor of mathematics at the University of Wisconsin.
* “I have never understood the conservative fetish for the Second Amendment. From a law-and-order standpoint, more guns means more murder.”–Bret Stephens, New York Times.
* “You can’t expect to program the car for everything you’re possibly going to see.”–Ron Medford, safety director of Waymo, formerly Google’s self-driving car project.
* “If Google and Facebook can’t operate with basic editorial standards, they shouldn’t be determining what is and what isn’t news. In the pursuit of profits, Silicon Valley has entered the business of journalism–and taken upon itself a social responsibility it seems unable to meet.”–Theodore Kupfer, National Review.
* “It’s bad taste to talk about ex-husbands and ex-wives.”–Jane Wyman, the first wife of former President Ronald Reagan.
* “The division’s ability to respond to disasters may be impaired.”–Report conclusion of Florida’s Division of Emergency Management auditors.
* “We are very balkanized in Florida. Whether or not we think we’re a region, the Feds think we are, Amazon thinks we are, potentially the Rays think we are. It’s time to put on the big people outfit … and act like a region.”–HART CEO Katherine Eagan.
* “I put stadiums where they have the greatest economic impact. So when you build a stadium away from an urban core, that’s a mistake. … You all have something that’s really wonderful that we all wish we had in places like L.A. It’s called water.”–Tim Leiweke, co-founder of Oak View Group, a stadium consultant and investment company. Leiweke was part of a panel put on by the USF Vinik Sport and Entertainment Management Program.
* “The right person at the right time for the partnership. I think the world of her.”–Mayor Bob Buckhorn, on the upcoming retirement of Christine Burdick as president and CEO of the Tampa Downtown Partnership.