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July 11, 2012

"We would bring the prisoner and...start beating him. He would scream 'for God's sake,' and we would say OK, bring the 'for God's sake' stick. He would scream 'for my mother, please' or 'for [the prophet] Mohammed.' And we would bring the 'my mother' stick and the "for Mohammed' stick. Every stick had a name."

– former Syrian officer, on torturing prisoners in a Damascus detention facility

July 10, 2012

"Mitt Romney has to win for the sake of the very idea of America. Mitt Romney has to win for liberty and freedom."

– RNC chairman Reince Priebus

July 08, 2012

"This is what global warming looks like at the regional or personal level. The extra heat increases the odds of worse heat waves, droughts, storms and wildfire. This is certainly what I and many other climate scientists have been warning about."-- Jonathan Overpeck, UAz professor of geoscience and atmospheric science"We're having some hot weather. Get over it."-- George Will"

July 06, 2012

"The U.S. and the Zionist regime are the prime sources of tyranny and gloom in the current age."

– Ali Larijani, speaker of the Iranian parliament

July 05, 2012

"People now don't die from prostate cancer, breast cancer and some of the other things."

– NY GOP congressional candidate Chris Collins, in explaining why the ACA should be repealed

July 03, 2012

"[President Obama] does not want you to have the self-esteem of getting up and earning, and having that title of American. He'd rather you be his slave."

– Rep. Allen West

July 02, 2012

"Look, there are insurance companies who don't want to be put out of business. We've talked to them on the program. I've talked to them privately. They are establishing health care clinics with quality doctors in places like Costa Rica... If I have to get thrown into this massive government health care insurance business and end up going to the driver's license office every day when I need to go to the doctor, yeah, I'll go to Costa Rica for treatment."

– Rush Limbaugh on ACA

June 30, 2012

"It's well known that Roberts, unfortunately for him, has suffered from epileptic seizures. Therefore he has been on medication. Neurologists will tell you that medication used for seizure disorders, such as epilepsy, can introduce mental slowing, forgetfulness and other cognitive problems. And if you look at Roberts' writings you can see the cognitive disassociation in what he is saying."

– radio host Michael Savage

June 28, 2012

"Just because a couple of people on the Supreme Court declare something to be 'constitutional' does not make it so."

– Rand Paul

June 28, 2012

"We have breaking news...The individual mandate has been ruled unconstitutional."-- Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer"The justices have just gutted...the centerpiece provision of the health care law."-- CNN anchor John King"