"Listening to the nightly news, this appears to be just the latest example of a culture of cover-ups and political intimidation in this administration. It seems like the truth is hidden from the American people just long enough to make it through an election." _ Republican Dave Camp, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, speaking about the IRS scandal and two other issues plaguing the White House.
"If this hearing becomes essentially a bootstrap to continue the campaign of 2012 and to prepare for 2014, we will be making a very, very serious mistake." Democratic Rep. Sander Levin speaking during the Ways and Means Committee hearing on the IRS scandal..
"Everybody seemed pretty calm. Everybody was thankful they didn't get seriously hurt. They were anxious to get home to their families."_ Bridgeport Police Chief Joseph Gaudett after two commuter trains serving New York City collided in Connecticut during rush hour, sending 60 people to the hospital.