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Issue: "Dating and courtship confusion," June 4, 2011

"When you have a conservative fighting for real change, the last thing we need is a presidential candidate cutting him off at the knees."

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on Newt Gingrich, who called House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan's plan for reforming Medicare "right-wing social engineering." Gingrich later apologized to Ryan and said he was responding to "a hypothetical baloney question."

"We felt that we were superior to the Americans and the British by upholding the principle of protecting private life."

Pierre Haski, leading French political commentator on media coverage of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and once a leading candidate in upcoming French presidential elections. Strauss-Kahn was jailed on Rikers Island in New York on charges of trying to rape a hotel maid and had a known history of attempted sexual assaults. He resigned May 18. "We haven't done our job properly on Strauss-Kahn," said Haski about the French press.

"In my opinion, the only controversial thing about this video is I'm wearing Christian Lacroix and Chanel in the same frame."

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Lady Gaga, on her latest controversial video, "Judas," which uses the story of Judas' betrayal of Jesus to mime romantic betrayal and redemption.

"$42.4 million."

Cost of combined security effort to protect Queen Elizabeth and President Barack Obama during May visits to Ireland. The queen's trip was the first by a reigning British monarch to the Irish Republic since its founding in 1922, and both visits required shutting down Dublin streets for days ahead of scheduled appearances.

"Whenever you're in a tough moment, you look at that bat and realize it's not about the moment, it's about God."

Adrian Gonzalez, Boston Red Sox first baseman, whose bats feature the inscription PS 27:1. (Psalm 27:1 reads, "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?")


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