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"The CIA needs to get out of the news ... "

CIA Director nominee Gen. Michael Hayden, at his Senate intelligence committee confirmation hearing. He said the CIA must regain public trust.

"Do you think you are dealing with a 4-year-old child to whom you can give some walnuts and chocolates and get gold from him?" Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, on reports of a European plan that would offer Iran a light-water reactor and other incentives if it discontinues uranium enrichment

"They even bought a DVD of the first season of 'Three's Company.' That suggests they were just grabbing things indiscriminately from the shelves."

Capt. George Bonnett, on two Louisiana caregivers who went on a $70,000 spending spree with their patient's debit card

"He won't admit to it, but we did both watch it, especially the 'American Pop Idol'."

Prince Harry, on whether he and his brother, Prince William, watch "American Idol." They said they also enjoy "Friends." "It makes sense to use fencing along the border in key locations in order to do our job."

President George W. Bush, at the Yuma, Ariz., Border Patrol station. He said he did not support fencing the entire border. …