* “It’s urgent to pacify the nation and unify the country. It’s urgent for us to form a government of national salvation to pull this country out of the serious crisis in which we find ourselves.”–Acting Brazilian President Michel Temer, in the wake of the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff.
* “By insulting our partners throughout the hemisphere, by tarring all immigrants with a xenophobic brush, some leaders are actively undermining our security and our prosperity. Make no mistake: Our future right here is in this hemisphere.”–Vice President Joe Biden in his address to local business leaders at the University of Tampa.
* “There’s no doubt that Hillary Clinton’s more muscular brand of American foreign policy is better matched to 2016 than it was to 2008.”–Jake Sullivan, former top policy adviser to Secretary of State Clinton.
* “The president has made some tough decisions. But it’s been a mixed record, and the concern is, the president defining what America’s role in the world is in the 21st century hasn’t happened. Hopefully he’ll do it. Certainly (Hillary Clinton) would.”–Leon Panetta, former defense secretary and C.I.A. director in the Obama Administration.
* “Trump is actively campaigning as a Caesarist, making his contempt for constitutional norms and political niceties a selling point. And given his mix of proud ignorance and immense self-regard, there is no reason to believe that any of this is just an act.”–Ross Douthat, New York Times.
* “Trump leveraged a perfect storm. A combo of social media (big following), brand (celebrity figure), creativity (pithy tweets), speed/timeliness (dominating news cycles).”–Steve Case, the founder of AOL.
* “(Trump) has worried many economists, on the right and the left, who warn that breaking laws and commitments could undermine America’s credibility with trading partners, raise its borrowing costs and potentially spark global financial panic.”–Jim Tankersley, Washington Post.
* “You can get away with a lot in primaries by getting more attention than the next guy. He’s going to need infrastructure.”–Josh Holmes, former chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, on Trump-campaign context.
* “Not since 1964–when Barry M. Goldwater lost the electoral vote 486-52–has a Republican nominee run without the support of the heart of his political party.”–John Kraushaar, political editor of the National Review.
* “Vichy Republicans.” Term applied to Republicans whose self-interest aligns with embracing Trump.
* “Everything is subject to negotiation, but I can’t and won’t be changing much, because the voters support me because of what I’m saying and how I’m saying it.”–Donald Trump.
* “Every word a president speaks matters. It has economic, social and diplomatic consequences. If any candidate is sloppy with facts or language, the voters need to weigh the consequences.”–Larry Sabato, University of Virginia political scientist.
* “The only candidates able to break through the donor-class stranglehold on the political system tend to be those who do not need to raise money that way because they are movement icons like Bernie Sanders, self-financed billionaires like Ross Perot or Michael Bloomberg or celebrities like Arnold Schwarzenegger or Jesse Ventura. Donald Trump is two out of three.”–Michael Lind, author of “Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States.”
* “We will have policy disputes. There is no two ways about that. The question is, can we unify on the common core principles that make our party? And I’m very encouraged that the answer to that question is yes.”–House Speaker Paul Ryan, after a personal meeting with Donald Trump.
* “No matter what happens in this election, Sanders’ idealism has sent a clear message to traditional economists on the left: They are taking too long to develop answers to the problems of inequality and the corrosive effects of concentrated wealth.”–Adam Davidson, New York Times.
* “I sent a letter to the governor of each state, asking them to allow citizens returning from federal prisons to exchange their federal Bureau of Prisons inmate ID card–and their authenticated release documentation–for a state-issued ID, because in order to truly rejoin society, every individual needs to be the one to tell society who they are.”–U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
* “If Congress does not act, then we will need a bailout. And it will be very expensive for U.S. taxpayers.”–Puerto Rican Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla.
* “This is going to be a rough summer; there is no doubt about it.”–Gary Rasicot, TSA chief of operations, on anticipated longer airport security lines and waiting times this summer.
* “Budweiser announced that this summer they will rename their beer ‘America.’ So starting in June, you’re not an alcoholic–you’re a patriot.”–Conan O’Brien.
* “There’s a lot of excitement about the Florida market.”–Chris Walsh, editorial director of Marijuana Business Daily, on the possibilities that could open up as a result of medical cannabis.
* “As long as the County Commission has any say in this at all I am not optimistic. I’ve ceased to try to figure out what they’re thinking or why they’re thinking it.”–Mayor Bob Buckhorn, on the commission’s role in addressing Hillsborough’s transportation needs.
* “Tampa is a city that I always liked because it has an economic sector that is diversified. It’s not a tourist city like Orlando, but it has a lot of tourism and a lot of industry.”–Developer Jorge Perez, CEO and chairman of the Miami-based Related Group that bought the Tampa Tribune’s riverfront headquarters last year.
* “My mission remains the same. The fight continues. And my voice will continue to be among those who speak out.”–Doretha Edgecomb, who will be leaving the Hillsborough County School Board when her third term ends in November.
* “Even as our popularity with visitors grows, our supply of hotel rooms remains largely static. … To put it bluntly, we need new hotels and we need them soon. Fortunately, we have several on the drawing board.”–Santiago Corrada, president and CEO of Visit Tampa Bay.
* “I wasn’t particularly happy with how we performed at RiverFest. … Moving forward, we have to do better.”–Mayor Bob Buckhorn, on the recent Saturday night that resulted in downtown gridlock.