Quotations of the day
"We know he's OK physically, but we don't know how he is mentally." — Betty Jean Ransbottom, the grandmother of a 5-year-old boy who was rescued nearly a week after a man boarded a school bus in Alabama, fatally shot the driver and abducted the boy.
"Let's keep on chipping away at this problem together, as Democrats and Republicans, to give our workers and our businesses the support that they need to thrive in the weeks and months ahead." — President Barack Obama after urging Congress to pass targeted short-term spending cuts and higher taxes as a way to put off sweeping, automatic cuts that would slice deeply into military and domestic programs starting March 1.
"It has to be in the agenda of this Congress to reconsider the scope of action of drones and use of deadly force by the United States around the world because the original authorization of use of force, I think, is being strained to its limits." — Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. in a recent interview as a growing number in Congress who are uncomfortable with the Obama administration's use of deadly drones, look to limit America's authority to kill suspected terrorists, even U.S. citizens.