Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

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Byline: Quotation sources: Reuters, "Oprah," San Diego Union-Tribune, CNN, The Washington Post, New York Times, Daily Mirror, The Washington Post, Associated Press

"You can't have one foot in terror and the other in politics."

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, on future U.S. relations with Hamas, which won political control of the Palestinian territories in last week's elections

"This hasn't been a great day for me."

James Frey, author of the best-selling memoir "A Million Little Pieces," after Oprah Winfrey apologized to her audience for supporting his book. It was discovered that parts of it were completely fabricated.

"That is a tremendous volume of material. It's not something you stuff in your pants legs and drop when you're gardening."

Richard Hanlin, a San Francisco contractor, on the dirt that resulted from digging the 2,400-foot-long drug-smuggling tunnel between Mexico and California discovered by U.S. agents last week

"I think it was a historic day yesterday. It was the first-ever call for a filibuster from the slopes of Davos, Switzerland."

White House spokesman Scott McClellan, on Sen. John Kerry's call for Democrats to filibuster Samuel Alito's Supreme Court nomination. Kerry was abroad at the World Economic Forum.

"Having my picture taken with someone doesn't mean that I'm a friend with him or know him very well."

President George W. Bush, on a handful of photos taken with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff that the White House is declining to make public

"Let's just wrap ourselves in Jesus. …

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