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Issue: "Iraq: Unity in adversity," Feb. 12, 2005

"I think it's a scream."

Former GOP chairman Richard Bond on news that Howard Dean had all but cinched the chairmanship of the Democratic Party.

"I can play hardball as well as anybody. That's what I did, cut people's hearts out. On the other hand, I do it to cure them, to heal them, to make them better."

Senate Majority Leader and transplant surgeon Bill Frist on his leadership style.

"Both respect for a woman's right to choose abortion and a commitment to treating fetuses with respect."

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Catholics for a Free Choice president Frances Kissling on the group's "principles in regard to abortion." The group supports a bill that would require abortionists to inform women who are 20 weeks pregnant of the evidence that a fetus feels pain.

"He said, 'I'm on page 211.'"

Natan Sharansky, Israeli cabinet member and former Soviet dissident, describing an hour-long Oval Office conversation with President Bush, who summoned Mr. Sharansky to discuss his latest book, The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror. Mr. Bush said the book is his current favorite but apologized for not finishing.


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