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“Unflippingbelievable.” — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin slamming an ad from MSNBC.

“They’re starting to grow out, getting a little irritating.” — First lady Michelle Obama talkingabout her bangs.

“We’re saying that no one is above the law, even if you are the diva Beyoncé.”— Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen demanding info about the star’s Cuba trip.

“He reminds me of the clowns at the circus.” —  Connecticut Gov. Daniel Malloy describingWayne LaPierre.

“I know I didn’t do it.”— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on leaked tapes of conversations about Ashley Judd.

“We’re in deep doo doo.” — Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaking frankly about North Korea.

“I wasn’t really thinking.” — Former Rep. Anthony Weiner opening up about his Internet scandal.

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“He’s got a little swag, you know, that’s okay.” — First lady Michelle Obama when askedabout her husband as a sex symbol.

“She also happens to be by far the best-looking attorney general in the country.” — PresidentBarack Obama praising California Attorney General Kamala Harris.

“It looks like you’re expecting somebody else.” — Kid President Robby Novak taking over the White House briefing room.

“He couldn’t make one, I had to help him out.” — 10-year-old Kahron Campbell on shooting hoops with Obama.

“We’re trying to finish it this week.” — Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on binge-watching “Downton Abbey.”

“…at the end of the day he’s not on the ticket.” — Former Gov. Mark Sanford reminding everyone that Stephen Colbert’s sister is the one running.


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“Busted.” — President Barack Obama describing his March Madness bracket.

“Regretfully, I am currently unable to consider a campaign for the Senate.” — Actress Ashley Judd bowing out.

“It’s good to live a normal life again.” — Former White House hopeful Mitt Romney appreciating post-campaign life.

“I think email just sucks up time.” — Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano expressing some thoughts on technology.

“Believe me, nobody’s going to get naked if I’m spending the entire day with Prince Harry.” — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie making a promise.

“This is inevitable.” — Radio host Rush Limbaugh on same-sex marriage.

“If you like it you should be able to put a ring on it.” — Beyonce weighing in on the debate.


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“I would have worn different shoes.” — Sen. Rand Paul reflecting on his 13-hour filibuster.

“You need strong convictions but also a strong bladder. — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid commending Paul’s effort.

“It kills me not to be there” —  Former Gov. Mitt Romney on not making it to the White House.

“He’s just a great guy.” — Dennis Rodman praising his friend Kim Jong Un.

“I’m going to invite him over to my house.” — Journalist Bob Woodward making amends with Gene Sperling.

“I like him. But he’s dumb as an ashtray.” — Fox News chief Roger Ailes knocking Vice President Joe Biden.

“It’s just silly.” —House Speaker John Boehner criticizing the White House for canceling tours.


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“Dealing with a different set of nuts.” — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on returning to his family’s walnut farm.

“I considered rescinding my offer to appoint him.” — President Barack Obama joking about Jack Lew’s loopy signature.

“I need this job like I need a hole in the head.” — House Speaker John Boehner being blunt.

“Sadly, Harry Reid has again revealed himself to be an idiot.”  — Sen. David Vitter zinging the Senate majority leader.

“Yeah, it’s not kind.” — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie grumbling about his Time magazine cover photo.

“Let me just say, as a fellow chick, her hair looked fabulous this morning.” — State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland guessing why Clinton didn’t try on a new helmet.

“I completely agree!!!” — Chelsea Clinton noting her dad’s “Father of the Year” award.

“It was painful to watch.” — White House press secretary Jay Carney on Redskins’ quarterback Robert Griffin III’s injury.


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“I’m looking for pies.” —Vice President Joe Biden at Costco.

“He said he wouldn’t play me but I could play on his team.” — Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III on challenging Obama to a basketball game.

“Last week The Onion said I was going to become a male stripper.”  — Education Secretary Arne Duncan responding to questions about his future.

“It’s a cultural icon! Or something.” — Former White House hopeful Herman Cain on his 9-9-9 tax plan.

“I screwed up royally.”— Ex-CIA director David Petraeus in a letter about his affair.

“The only good thing about Grover Norquist is he’s named after a character from ‘Sesame Street.'”  — Former Pres. George W. Bush adviser Matthew Dowd going after the anti-tax activist.

“The notion that you can solve all problems over a cocktail I think is a little overrated.” — WH press secretary Jay Carney on the importance of socialization with lawmakers.

“I got beer!” — Small business owner Deborah Carey discovering bottles of White House home brew in her swag bag.


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“We’ve defeated the massive left wing conspiracy!” — Sen. John McCain on Nats mascot Teddy Roosevelt finally winning a race.

“I think … he’d vote for Chavez.” — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez predicting who Obama would support if he were Venezuelan.

“It’s a facial expression I do when I’m excited.” — A Chipotle manager explaining what he’s doing in this picture.

“I like Big Bird.” — GOP White House hopeful Mitt Romney on his plan to cut PBS funding.

“I had five seconds before you interrupted me.” — President Barack Obama disagreeing with debate moderator Jim Lehrer.

“I can’t believe i’m saying this, but Obama looks like he DOES need a teleprompter.” — Comedian Bill Maher reacting to the debate.

“Michelle wanted to go home with Mitt.” — Ann Coulter knocking Obama’s performance.

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“I have no earthly idea what she’ll decide to do.” — Former President Bill Clinton on whether his wife will run in 2016.

“And by good day, I mean F— Off.” — State Department spokesman Philippe Reines getting frustrated with a reporter.

“I told folks I’m just supposed to be eye candy here for you guys.” — President Barack Obamachatting with the women of “The View.”

“He’s gotten to be a better dancer.” — Ann Romney naming one way her husband has changed since high school.

“It’s a great day for America.” — White House press secretary Jay Carney noting the deal reached between the NFL and its referees union.

“She had a confidence and was much more ladylike.” — Rep. Todd Akin on what Sen. Claire McCaskill was like in 2006.

“This is somebody who kind of makes Michele Bachmann look like a hippie.” — Missouri Sen.Claire McCaskill  responding to Akin.

“I did have a brownie once. It made me sleepy.” — Rep. Barney Frank on his experience with marijuana.

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“Of course it’s easier if you hold an Olympic Games in the middle of nowhere.” — British Prime Minister David Cameron tweaking Mitt Romnney.

“I love the fact that the guy is rich.” — Former White House hopeful Herman Cain defending  Romney.

“I wish my kids would become wealthy.”  Vice President Joe Biden on making money.

“They were asking me to do the Dougie, there just wasn’t the beat.” — First lady Michelle Obama on getting asked to dance.

“My, my, my how carefully they read that bill.” — House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer ridiculing  Republicans for a typo.

“The inspiration for that is definitely Elle Woods.” — New York state Senate candidate Mindy Meyer linking her pink campaign site to “Legally Blonde.”

“They’re not watching ‘Real Housewives.’ I’m just saying.'” — President Barack Obama telling  young Americans about their global competition.

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“I give him his own advice.  ‘Stop whining.'”  — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on what Mitt Romney needs to do.

“He and his campaign team leadership need to put their big boy and big girl pants on and defend his record.” — Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz  giving Romney more advice.

“Do you think that it is accidental that the name of the really vicious fire-breathing, four-eyed whatever-it-is villain in this movie is named Bane?” — Rush Limbaugh linking a Batman villain to Romney.

“If you goad me into it, I’ll show you my tats.” — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty  insisting that he’s not boring.

“Eight years was awesome and I was famous and I was powerful.” — Former President George W. Bush reflecting on his time in the White House.

“That’s a stupid question.” — Sen. John McCain getting annoyed when asked why he didn’t pick Romney as his ’08 running mate.

“It’s a clown story, bro.” — Former Rep. Anthony Weiner knocking down reports that he’s planning a political comeback.