Quotes of Today: ‘There’s nothing that we would have done differently’

By Sadie Bass

Jul 8, 2009 10:53am

"There's nothing that we would have done differently." — President Barack Obama to ABC News, defending the stimulus package put together several months ago

"Give us a jobs report, a sliding Dow, a vice-presidential admission, and a presidential certainty that everything was handled right, and we’ve got a fresh dose of the issue that’s always been here — and that’s closer than ever to belonging to the Democrats alone." — Rick Klein, ABC News

“The jobs report last week opened a long gash beneath the waterline of President Obama's legislative agenda. Few realize it, but a scramble for lifeboats is about to begin. By the time the health-care debate begins in earnest, these [fiscal] challenges at the federal level will be unavoidable…Or maybe the captain could wake the passengers, end their dreams and announce the obvious: Because the economy has not improved, ambitious health reform must wait.” — Michael Gerson, Washington Post

"It is going crazy here. It's like a small stadium cheering for their team on rooftops…it is very very loud, and there is a lot of emotion. 'Death to the dictator, ahmadi is a liar, the government of coup d'état…should resign.'" — protestor in the Iranian capital Tehran, e-mailing on the new phenomenon of residents taking their campaign to the city's rooftops

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