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Coburn (AP/Photo by J. Scott Applewhite)


Issue: "Trouble in Egypt," June 2, 2012

"We've actually lived the last 30 years in this country off the next 30, and the bill's due."

U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and author of The Debt Bomb, on the national debt.

"Hate to say it but I don't believe polls showing majority support for gay marriage nationally. Any time there's a vote it doesn't back it up."

Tom Jensen of the left-leaning polling firm Public Policy Polling in a tweet after an amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman passed on May 8 in North Carolina by a 22-point margin. The margin was larger than polls from Public Policy Polling and other groups had predicted.

"I'm told that her tribal name is Tells Tall Tales."

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Commentator and columnist Charles Krauthammer on U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, who for years claimed minority status as a law school professor on the basis of unproven "family lore" about a great-great-great grandmother who was Cherokee Indian. Warren is challenging U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass.

"The fact that a false, misleading smear campaign can destroy a company's reputation overnight should disturb us all."

Gov. Terry Branstad, R-Iowa, on an announcement by Beef Products Inc. that it will close processing plants in Waterloo, Iowa; Garden City, Kan.; and Amarillo, Texas, on May 25 after controversy erupted over its beef product called "pink slime" by critics.

"$86.9 million"

The selling price for Mark Rothko's 1961 painting "Orange, Red, Yellow" during a May 8 auction at Christie's in New York. The price was a record for a work of contemporary art.


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