Quotations of the day
"Every time that Hamas fires there will be a more and more severe response. I really recommend all the Hamas leadership in Gaza not to try us again. ... Nobody is immune there, not Haniyeh and not anybody else." — Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman to Channel 2 TV, warning that if rocket fire doesn't stop, options include the possible assassination of Hamas' prime minister, Ismail Haniyeh, and other top leaders.
"The general was adamant there was no politicization of the process, no White House interference or political agenda. He completely debunked that idea." — Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., characterizing former CIA Director David Petraeus' discussions with congressional intelligence committees on the September attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which left four Americans dead.
"How do these just disappear from your life? That's just not right, man. I'm loyal. I love these things, and I'm diabetic." — Charles Selke, 42, of Indianapolis, after word spread that Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of Twinkies and other snack cakes, was going out of business.