Quotations of the day

“My back hurts. I don’t have a lot of words left. It shows the determination and spirit of Texas women.” — Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, who spent most of the day staging a filibuster before state Republicans passed sweeping new abortion restrictions.

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“They’re saying, in effect, that history cannot repeat itself. But I say come and walk in my shoes.” — Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., after the Supreme Court voted to throw out a provision of the Voting Rights Act that freed states with histories of racial discrimination from federal oversight.

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“Mr. Snowden is a free man, and the sooner he chooses his final destination the better it is for us and for him.” — Russian President Vladimir Putin on the whereabouts of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

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