Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

Magazine article Newsweek

Perspectives

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Byline: Quotation sources: CNN, Christian Science Monitor, New York Times (2), Los Angeles Times, AP (2), New York Times, Sports Illustrated, AP

"I didn't go down shooting like a Rambo GI Jane."

Former soldier Jessica Lynch, to a House panel investigating inaccurate reports about both her 2003 capture in Iraq and the death of Pat Tillman

"I'm not going to get into a name-calling match with somebody who had a 9 percent approval rating."

Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, responding to criticism from Vice President Dick Cheney that Reid's comment calling the war "lost" represents "defeatism"

"Make no mistake about it, the Democrats want to put us back on defense."

Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani, who said his rivals would weaken U.S. military presence abroad

"My partner and I look forward to taking full advantage of the new law."

Episcopal Bishop V. Gene Robinson, of New Hampshire, on his state's legalization of civil unions

"I am a transsexual sportswriter."

Mike Penner, of the Los Angeles Times, who announced his plans to return from a vacation as "Christine Daniels" in a column for the newspaper. Penner did not say whether he will undergo gender-reassignment surgery.

"He was doing gold-medalist gymnastics in zero G."

Zero Gravity Corp. CEO Peter Diamandis, on astrophysicist Stephen Hawking's ride on a modified plane that simulates weightlessness with steep dives. Hawking was the first person with a disability to perform the feat. …

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