Quotations of the day

August 17, 2012 - 3:35 AM

"I did go back and look at my taxes and over the past 10 years I never paid less than 13 percent. I think the most recent year is 13.6 or something like that. So I paid taxes every single year." — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, offering new detail on his taxes while still decrying a "small-minded" fascination over returns he will not release.

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"We're at something of an impasse. It's not a question of law anymore. It's a question of politics and diplomacy." — Lawyer Rebecca Niblock, saying Ecuador's granting of asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange does little to help him avoid extradition to Sweden on sexual assault allegations.

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"They would not even let him weigh in on the scales like every single boy out there. He might be the size of a grown man but he's 12 years old and he has feelings, too." — Cindy Earnheart, mother of Elijah Earnheart, who has been ruled ineligible to play peewee football because of his size. The 6-foot-1-inch boy weighs 297 pounds, exceeding the 135-pound limit for seventh-graders.