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This unfortunate accident happened
Joni Ernst, Iowa Senate candidate, in reference to the Santa Barbara shootings
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That’s pretty dumb.
John Kerry, responding to Edward Snowden’s allegations that the State Department stranded him in Russia.
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Rehab is amazing. It reminds me of football camp.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who checked himself into rehab. 
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His vein exploded.
Oklahoma department of corrections director Robert Patton, describing the botched execution of Clayton Lockett.
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Justice Stephen Breyer, admitting he has trouble operating his own phone, during an oral argument about whether cops can search your phone without a warrant.
(Read the full transcript.)

Justice Stephen Breyer, admitting he has trouble operating his own phone, during an oral argument about whether cops can search your phone without a warrant.

(Read the full transcript.)

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There’s nothing inherently burdensome about crossing state lines.
The attorney arguing for closing Mississippi’s last abortion center, when a judge quipped, “It seems you have a steep hill to climb when it’s the only abortion clinic in the state.”
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Justice Antonin Scalia, revealing during Supreme Court oral arguments that he does not understand how HBO works. The lawsuit, filed by television broadcasters, asks the court to shut down Aereo, an internet service that lets users stream broadcast signals online. (via Romenesko)

Justice Antonin Scalia, revealing during Supreme Court oral arguments that he does not understand how HBO works. The lawsuit, filed by television broadcasters, asks the court to shut down Aereo, an internet service that lets users stream broadcast signals online. (via Romenesko)

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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.