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Issue: "Iraq: The WMD debate," Feb. 21, 2004

"I had no conflict of interest because I wasn't interested in money."

Joe Trippi, former campaign manager for Howard Dean, on the $7.2 million that the Dean campaign paid to his consulting firm last year.

"Osama! Osama! Osama!"

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A chant by thousands of Mexican soccer fans during last week's Olympic qualifying game between Mexico and the United States in Guadalajara. "The world's a political place," said U.S. coach Glenn "Mooch" Myernick.

"Even as full-tilt as I am, there are just some things I can't quite get comfortable with."

Country singer Terri Clark on rejecting an offer to appear in Playboy magazine.

"That's not chump change."

Fred Grant, senior tax analyst at Intuit Inc., on the $2.5 billion in tax refunds that remain unclaimed by nearly 2 million taxpayers. April 15 is the deadline for claiming refunds for taxes paid in 2000.

"The traditional, historic nature and meaning of civil marriage in Massachusetts is as a wholly secular and dynamic legal institution."

Massachusetts's Supreme Judicial Court, ruling that the state constitution requires homosexual marriage.


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