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Issue: "Abortion: All the rage," May 8, 2004

"A little bit over the top."

Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, on NBC's Meet the Press, describing his 1971 Senate testimony that U.S. war crimes in Vietnam were "not isolated incidents, but crimes committed on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command." Sen. Kerry now says his over-the-top words were nonetheless "honest" and he has not apologized for them.

"I think it is more American than most places in the country."

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on San Francisco. Rep. Pelosi represents the city in the House.

"That would take a lot of time away from my children, and I would not do that."

Former women's tennis star Steffi Graf, dismissing the idea of a return to professional tennis. She and her husband, tennis star Andre Agassi, have a 2-year-old son, Jaden, and 6-month-old daughter, Jaz. Mr. Agassi remains on the men's tour.

"I enjoyed it."

President George W. Bush on testifying for three hours before the commission investigating U.S. policy before the 9/11 attacks. Mr. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney answered commissioners' questions on April 29 in the Oval Office.


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