Quotations in the News

"I finally said, 'This has got to stop.'" — Oregon state Senate President Peter Courtney, who urged Gov. John Kitzhaber to resign, which he did in light of a deepening influence-peddling scandal.

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"Right now there are people trying to hack into all our companies, and one of those idiots might succeed. That's the fearful part." — MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga as President Barack Obama implored tech industry titans to do more to stop cyberattacks aimed at the U.S.

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"Had they been able to carry out their intentions the possibility for a large loss of life was definitely there." — Brian Brennan, commanding officer for the Nova Scotia Royal Canadian Mounted Police, after authorities foiled a plot by two suspects who were planning on going to a mall in Halifax and killing as many people as they could on Valentine's Day.