Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

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Byline: Quotation sources: New York Times, AP, New York Times, CSTV.COM, AP (2), The Washington Post (2), Usa Today, Chicago Tribune

"I accept ... in the spirit of partnership, not partisanship."

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, on being elected the first woman Speaker of the House in U.S. history as the 110th Congress opened

"I don't think he thought it was real."

Julio Gustavo, on his 10-year-old nephew Sergio, who died after apparently mimicking the execution of Saddam Hussein by hanging himself from a bunk bed in Webster, Texas. Two other deadly copycat hangings--by a 15-year-old girl in eastern India and a 9-year-old boy in Pakistan--have been reported.

"She's been here for six years. It's hard duty."

White House spokesman Tony Snow, on why former Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers resigned as White House counsel. Miers withdrew as a candidate for the high court in 2005 amid protests from Republicans that she lacked credentials and was not a proven conservative.

"He's one hell of a quarterback ... He can throw the ball in ways that are unheard of."

LSU receiver Early Doucet, on teammate JaMarcus Russell's MVP performance at the Sugar Bowl. Russell passed for 332 yards, including two touchdowns, against Notre Dame.

"That nonveto hamstrings Congress."

American Bar Association president Michael Greco, on President Bush's signing statement--attached to a recent law--asserting the power to conduct mail searches in "exigent circumstances" without warrants. …

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