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March 10, 2015

"The press is waiting breathlessly...for Republicans to blow it. An intemperate remark from Congressman Jackass would fit the bill perfectly. Don't be the squirrel. Don't give them a shiny object. Don't give them an excuse to turn this into 'Krazee Republicans Sure Hate Hillary Because She's a Woman.'...She's blowing this; let's help...Don't make this all about Benghazi...I encourage you to use the smarmy D.C. construction of 'I just want to work in a bipartisan way for good, transparent government and to protect national security secrets from the Chinese, Russians, and other threats."

– GOP message and media strategist Rick Wilson, offering advice re Clinton email story

March 09, 2015

"You can have every email i've ever sent. I've never sent one."

– Sen. Lindsay Graham

March 06, 2015

"God is still up there, and He promised to maintain the seasons and that cold and heat would never cease as long as the earth remains...The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous."

– Sen. Jim Inhofe, chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee

March 05, 2015

"A lot of people go into prison straight, and when they come out, they're gay."

– GOP presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson

March 04, 2015

"Did you see Nancy Pelosi on the floor [during Netanyahu's speech]? Complete disgust. If you can get through all the surgeries, there's disgust."

– Sen. Lindsay Graham

March 03, 2015

"I would like to think that these guys could pay with their lives, hanging from a noose in front of the U.S. Capitol building. Because what they are doing is they are putting their own interests above that of America. And to me, that is criminal...And guess what? Most of those members who are opting out of attending the speech are members of the Congressional Black Caucus."

– Tea Party radio host Andrea Shea King, on those planning to boycott Benjamin Netanyahu's speech

March 02, 2015

"If I can take on a hundred thousand protesters, I can do the same across the world."

– Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, on ISIS

February 26, 2015

"Because we keep hearing that 2014 has been the warmest year on record, I ask the chair, 'You know what this is?'"-- Sen. Jim Inhofe, author of The Greatest Hoax, throwing a snowball on the floor of the Senate"This was the sixth warmest December-January period on record and the warmest since 2012...Most of the contiguous U.S. was warmer than average for the two-month period...No state had December-January temperatures that were below the 20th century average."-- National Climatic Data Center"

February 25, 2015

"Idaho state Rep. Vito Barbieri and physician Julie Madsen, during House State Affairs Committee discussion of a bill concerning video conferencing and abortions:Barbieri: "You mention the risk of colonoscopy. Can that be done by drugs?"Madsen: "It cannot be done by drugs. It can, however, be done remotely, where you swallow a pill, and this pill has a little camera and it makes its way through your intestines, and those images are uploaded to a doctor who's often thousands of miles away, who then interprets that."Barbieri: "Can this same procedure be done in a pregnancy -- swallowing a camera and helping the doctor determine what the situation is with the child?"Madsen: "It cannot...because when you swallow a pill it would not end up in the vagina."Barbieri: "Fascinating..."

February 24, 2015

"President Obama didn't live through September 11 -- I did."

– Rudy Giuliani