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Issue: "At the wire," Nov. 6, 2010

"The whole world knows that the Zionists are going to disappear."

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, during a state visit to Lebanon's border with Israel, an area controlled by Hezbollah, in which he received a hero's welcome. "The lesson we should learn from Ahmadinejad's visit," said Israeli official Uzi Landau, "is that Iran is on the northern border of Israel."

"This government is going to have to be smaller. There is no option."

U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., on the debt problems facing the United States. Conrad, who chairs the Senate Budget Committee and sits on the 18-member debt commission appointed this year by President Obama, said most of the cuts would have to come in military and entitlement spending.

"Dear God, please allow the IRS to attack my church, so I can take them all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court."

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Prayer regularly recited by Cary K. Gordon, pastor of Cornerstone World Outreach in Sioux City, Iowa, as he campaigns against the retention of three state Supreme Court justices who voted to force Iowa to recognize same-sex marriage. Gordon says he will urge his congregation to vote against the justices.

"Not bad for a fat kid that everyone makes fun of when he runs."

Bengie Molina of the Texas Rangers on his three-run homer that helped the Rangers beat the New York Yankees in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series.

"Relatives should also be allowed to have a prescription for suicide drugs even when they are not terminally ill."

Ludwig Minelli, founder of a Swiss assisted-suicide clinic, calling for euthanasia to be available for family members of terminally ill patients.


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