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Issue: "De-coding Morsi," July 28, 2012

'We have a lot of houses for sale.'

Traci Riechman, who was part of a lunchtime crowd at Kozy Corners Restaurant in Oak Harbor, Ohio, visited by President Obama on July 5, on her doubts that the president will carry the area in the November election.

'We did not have answers. We have a dead border guard. We have a program that didn't work. We have guns that are still missing. And we need answers.'

U.S. Rep. Larry Kissell, D-N.C., on his vote to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. Kissell has declined to endorse President Obama's reelection campaign.

'That's like saying, "Now that I've cut your head off let's bury the hatchet."'

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U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Ga., on a comment by Democratic Rep. David Scott that Republicans and Democrats should put Obamacare behind them and work together on healthcare issues in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling that the law is constitutional.

'Oh my gosh. I pushed green.'

North Carolina state Rep. Becky Carney, a Democrat, overheard on her microphone as she accidentally voted in favor of making fracking legal in the state. Carney's vote was the deciding one in overriding Gov. Beverly Perdue's veto of the fracking bill and could not be changed.

'This is really over.'

45-year-old swimmer Dara Torres, after she failed to qualify for the Olympics, finishing fourth in the 50-meter freestyle. Torres, who has won 12 Olympic medals, is the only American swimmer to compete in five Olympic games (1984, 1988, 1992, 2000, and 2008).

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