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They were not free to leave; so sure, they were prisoners.

Ex-Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes, admitting he detained witnesses.

Read ProPublica’s story about questions of prosecutorial misconduct in Hynes’ office.

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I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.
Former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg, reflecting on his life’s work. Read his interview in the New York Times about his new gun control initiatives.
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That sentence – that motivation for the report – may show deep, emotional feeling on the part of the senator, but I don’t think it leads you to an objective report.
Former CIA and NSA director MIchael Hayden, on Sen. Diane Feinstein’s motivations behind the CIA interrogation report: to “ensure that an un-American, brutal program of detention and interrogation will never again be considered or permitted.”
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What can we suggest to our American colleagues? To spend more time outdoors, practice yoga, separate their food groups and perhaps watch comedies on television.
Russia’s deputy foreign minister Sergey Ryabkov on the U.S. government’s reaction to the annexation of Crimea.
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Dumb, dumb, dumb.
Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., reacting to news that USAID created a social network to try to undermine the Cuban government.
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Are we besties for the rest of our lives? No.
–Sen. Claire McCaskill, describing her “fine” relationship with Hillary Clinton.  
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I guess this means my spring break in Siberia is off, my Gazprom stock is lost, and my secret bank account in Moscow is frozen.
Sen. John McCain on being targeted for sanctions by Russia
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The South Carolina senator, speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

The South Carolina senator, speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

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We’re glad to hear the report is encouraging a debate on the performance record of federal anti-poverty programs.
Paul Ryan’s spokesperson in response to criticism that studies cited in his latest budget report are misrepresented. 
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In reality we — you and I — are both regulators.
Rick Metsger (a government regulator) addressing an annual trade meeting of the Credit Union National Association. The Center for Public Integrity details Metsger’s industry ties.
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It’s cold. Al Gore told me this wouldn’t happen.
Ted Cruz, speaking about energy policy during an event on Monday at the Conservative Policy Summit. 
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Everybody has a different definition of ‘safe.’
West Virginia public health official on whether the state’s tap water is safe to drink after last month’s chemical spill.
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I have full access to the recliner.
Kansas Senator Pat Roberts, on his “residence" in his home state, a donor’s house that he pays $300 a month to occasionally stay at overnight. Roberts actually lives in Virginia.