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Issue: "California's new governor," Oct. 4, 2003

Our whole world is turned upside down.

Rev. Cletus Connors to parishioners after a 15-year-old boy allegedly shot two students, killing one, at a Cold Spring, Minn., high school last week.

If people are embarrassed, they shouldn't drink and drive.

Florida insurance adjuster Doug Meyers, answering critics of Escambia County Judge William White, who orders motorists convicted of drunk driving to place "How's my driving?" bumper stickers on their cars.

I listen with my tongue, but I listen.

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MSNBC talk-show host CHRIS MATTHEWS on his reputation for being loud and interruptive.

We should probably call the bill 'This Time We Really Mean It Act.'

U.S. Rep. Billy Tauzin (R-La.) after the House voted 412-8 last week to ensure that a national "do-not-call" list-aimed at telemarketers-goes into effect this month after a federal judge ruled that the FTC didn't have authority to operate such a registry.

An Islamic country by faith, just as we are a Judeo-Christian ...

U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, on The Charlie Rose Show, comparing Iraq's Islamic culture to America's Judeo-Christian culture. He quickly amended the statement: "Well, it's hard to tell any more, but we are a country of many faiths now."


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