* “As we face the challenges of the 21st century, the anniversary of D-Day reminds us of all that our countries have achieved together.”–Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.

“What we learned from D-Day and the Second World War is that we need allies.”–Nicholas Burns, former U.S. ambassador to NATO.

* “Lies written in ink cannot disguise facts written in blood.”–Chinese writer Lu Xun, a quote often applied to the Chinese government’s efforts to scrub the Tiananmen Square massacre from history.

* “There is a clear limit to what we can negotiate, and the limit is Mexican dignity.”–Martha Barcena, Mexico’s ambassador to the United States.

* “The Saudis and Emiratis have become so intertwined with the Trump Administration that I don’t think the president is capable of distinguishing America’s national interests from theirs.”–Rep. Tom Malinowski, a New Jersey Democrat who sits on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

* “The European Union treats us, I would say, worse than China. They’re just smaller.”–Donald Trump.

* When tigers fight in the valley, the smart monkey sits aside and waits to see who wins.”–Russian President Vladimir Putin’s (Chinese-proverb) response when asked if he would take sides in the trade war between the U.S. and China.

* “Tantrums are no way to negotiate.”–House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

* “Trump is taking his contempt of Congress to new levels now by refusing to acknowledge any legitimate congressional oversight role.”–Fred Hiatt, Washington Post.

* “It is Congress’ responsibility to investigate the president’s actions and hold him accountable. … If the Administration fails to comply, creating a constitutional crisis, all measures to respond should be on the table.”–U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg.

* “When the future of the planet is at stake, there is no ‘middle ground.'”–Sen. Bernie Sanders.

* “Everyone agrees a president can be indicted once he is out of office. That (in addition to impeachment) is a reason to gather the evidence now while docs are available and memories fresh.”–Walter Dellinger, acting solicitor general in the Clinton Administration.

* “Robert Mueller is as elliptical as William Barr is diabolical.”–Maureen Dowd, New York Times.

* “I don’t like what (Trump) says about John McCain. But when we play golf, it’s fun. And I think he’s seen my ability to help him, that I can actually help put deals together.”–Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

* “As infuriating and frightening as the Trump presidency is, the 2018 midterm elections demonstrated that the electorate does self-correct from time to time.”–Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post.

* “To put it bluntly, both of these cases have major implications for the future of the Republican Party.”–Elizabeth Wydra, president of the Constitutional Accountability Center, in reference to two key cases–involving partisan gerrymandering and a citizenship question on the 2020 census–coming soon before the Supreme Court.

* “Went from monopoly to franchise to competitive to … toast.”–Warren Buffet, referring to the newspaper business.

* “If we’re even marginally successful in this effort … that can be pivotal to what happens to Florida’s 29 electoral votes.”–Andrew Gillum, who has pledged to engage 1 million new voters by 2020 with the $3 million he has left over from his gubernatorial campaign.  

* “You can encourage people to do the right thing, but I have to be able to say we’re doing the right thing first.”–Mayor Jane Castor.

* “Visit Tampa Bay is thrilled to see tourism receive such strong support from our industry partners and from the community as a whole.”–Santiago Corrada, Visit Tampa Bay president and CEO, in response to Hillsborough County commissioners voting to raise the county’s tax on overnight stays to 6 percent. The increase from 5 percent is expected to net the county an extra $6.4 million annually.

* “Downtown Tampa has a new level of excitement and vibrancy that people across the country are noticing.”–Jay Tallman, president of Ascentia Development Group, that’s planning the 34-story, 80-unit Arris condominium at the corner of Ashley Drive and Twiggs Street.

* “Bold, innovative works that reflect Tampa Bay’s rich heritage and natural resources, and celebrate our history as the birthplace of commercial aviation.”–Chris Minner, TIA’s executive vice president of marketing and communications, on the expanding airport’s budget of $3.1 million for more public art.

* “There is a bit more of a sense of urgency, not just in Tampa or Florida. It’s affordable housing nationwide.”–Thomas Snelling, Tampa’s director of planning and development.  

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