Quotations of the day
"If you want a president who will make things better in the African-American community, you are looking at him." — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney addressing a skeptical NAACP crowd at the group's annual convention.
"The intent of the president's health care law was to lower costs and to help create jobs. ... Instead, it is making our economy worse, driving up costs and making it harder for small businesses to hire." — House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio in a statement after Republicans pushed yet another bill through the House to repeal the nation's two-year-old health care law.
"Where is the honor in killing your countrymen? Where is the national allegiance? The nation is all the people, not one person in particular. The allegiance is to the people, not to a dictator who kills his people." — Nawaf Fares, the Syrian ambassador to Iraq denouncing President Bashar Assad in a TV statement, becoming the most senior diplomat to abandon the regime during a bloody 16-month uprising.