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July 29, 2014

"These things that beat in our hearts when we hear the National Anthem and when we say the Pledge of Allegiance doesn't beat the same for him."

– Rep. Steve King on President Obama

July 28, 2014

"I'm familiar with your country; I love your country. And I understand the complications of so many languages, and so many cultures, and so many histories all rolled up in one. So just as your capital is welcome here to produce good paying jobs in the U.S., I like our capital to be welcome there, and there to be freedom of capital, so that both sides are on the same territory. And I ask cooperation and commitment and priority from your government in so doing. Can I have that?"

– Rep. Curt Clawson (R-Fl.) to two Indian-American U.S. officials, at a hearing

July 24, 2014

"The only thing that the media has speculated on is that it's going to be various men that are running. They haven't speculated, for instance, that I'm going to run. What if I decide to run? And there's a chance I could run...Practice makes perfect."

– Michele Bachmann

July 23, 2014

"As I turned, I was this close to him," Biden continued, indicating [he and Putin] were face-to-face. "I said, 'Mr. Prime Minister, I'm looking into your eyes, and I don't think you have a soul.'"

– from a recent Joe Biden profile in The New Yorker

July 22, 2014

"I'm shocked at the countless millions of dollars that have been spent over the years in the desperate and fruitless search for extraterrestrial life... I do believe there can't be other intelligent beings in outer space because of the meaning of the gospel... Jesus did not become the 'GodKlingon' or the "GodMartian'! Only descendants of Adam can be saved."

– Answers in Genesis founder Kan Ham, marking the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing

July 21, 2014

"If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge?"-- Pope Francis"I think we would be totally in the right to do it...Ignoring as a nation that things are worthy of death is very remiss."-- Oklahoma state congressional Tea Party candidate Scott Esk, on stoning-to-death for homosexuals"

July 17, 2014

"Men do tend to talk about things on a much higher level. Many of my male colleagues, when they go to the House floor they've got some pie chart or graph behind them and they're talking about trillions of dollars and how the debt is awful and we all agree with that...We need our male colleagues to understand that if you can bring it down to a woman's level and what everything that she is balancing in her life -- that's the way to go."

– Rep. Renee Ellmers, on the GOP appealing to women voters

July 16, 2014

"The demonization of carbon dioxide is just like the demonization of the poor Jews under Hitler. Carbon dioxide is actually a benefit to the world, and so were the Jews."

– George C. Marshall Institute chairman and climate change denier William Happer, on CNBC

July 15, 2014

"When I say [gay people are] born that way, the tendency is there. [But] my point is that Boy Scout leaders, YMCA leaders, and others bring them in that direction, and teachers. And if you look over the history of societies, you will find, of course, that some of the highly intelligent people... Oscar Wilde, Aristotle, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera, were all homosexuals... But the point is, look at that, once a society moves in that direction, the vitality goes out of that society. Now, isn't that right, Henry?"

– from newly-released Nixon tape, 4-28-71

July 14, 2014

"When did birth control pills become so important to the human condition that the federal government requires every insurance policy to cover them?...Pregnancy is something that you have to do to cause. It doesn't just happen to you while you're walking down the street except in the case of sexual abuse...Yet we treat it as a great imposition that women need to be protected from...Yet they wouldn't have the problem if they didn't do a certain thing. It's that simple."

– Rush Limbaugh