Quotations of the day

“There’s very little trust in the government, and that’s for good reason. We’re our own worst enemy.” — Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., as some lawmakers say they will take a new look at ways to keep the U.S. safe from terror attacks without giving up privacy protections.

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“It was his choice to publicly unveil himself. He recognized that even if he hadn’t publicly unveiled himself, it was only a matter of time before the U.S. government discovered that it was he who had been responsible for these disclosures, and he made peace with that.” — Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald on Edward Snowden, the NSA contract worker who says he leaked secrets on American surveillance programs.

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“I don’t know that you’re taking this whole thing seriously. I just saw you slap your attorney on the backside. Is there something funny about this?” — Broward County (Fla.) Circuit Judge Kathleen McHugh to former NFL star Chad Johnson, after he playfully slapped his attorney on the backside in court.

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