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Issue: "2010 Election: The Governors," Oct. 23, 2010

"All I can say is 'wow'-this is a game changer."

Robert Lanza, stem-cell researcher at Advanced Cell Technology in Worcester, Mass., on a new way to reprogram skin cells to appear and act like embryonic stem cells. The process, developed by Harvard researchers, does not involve the destruction of embryos.

"All of you know who I am."

President Barack Obama, after the presidential seal at his podium fell off and rolled across the dais during a speech at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit in Washington on Oct. 5.

"Look, we know we screwed up when we were in the majority. We fell in love with power. We spent way too much money-especially on earmarks. There was too much corruption when we ran this place. We were guilty. And that's why we lost."

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U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., and the House Minority Whip, on Republicans when they controlled Congress from 1995 to 2007.

"I respect the friendship component of this, but our country is much more important than our friendships here."

U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., on his disappointment that his GOP colleagues allowed Sen. Lisa Murkowski to retain her ranking status on a committee even as she mounts a write-in campaign against the party's nominee for Senate in Alaska.

"My Marine never came home. I have a place for a Marine."

Deb Dunham, mother of 22-year-old Cpl. Jason Dunham, who was killed in Iraq in 2004 and received a Medal of Honor for his heroism. Dunham and her husband recently adopted a bomb-sniffing dog from the Marines named Gunner who was sent home from Afghanistan after being diagnosed with canine post-traumatic stress disorder.


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