Quotations of the day
"Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours." — David Petraeus, who resigned as director of the CIA Friday after admitting to an extramarital affair.
"I am not going to ask students and seniors and middle class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me, making over $250,000, aren't asked to pay a dime more in taxes. I'm not going to do that." — President Barack Obama, insisting his re-election gave him a mandate to raise taxes on wealthier Americans as the White House and Congress seek middle ground on the "fiscal cliff" facing Washington on Jan. 1.
"When the lights went off in Baghdad and the lights went off in Kabul, it was the Army Corps of Engineers that went into Baghdad and Kabul to turn the lights back on. We don't need to turn the lights back on in Kabul and Baghdad. We need to turn the lights back on in Plainview and Great Neck and the south shore." — Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., on the slow pace to restore electricity to hundreds of thousands of homes on Long Island.