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Dispatches Quotables


Andrew Cuomo (Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for UNICEF)

‘I’ll change my name to Amazon Cuomo if that’s what it takes.’

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on the race among cities to be the site of Amazon’s new “HQ2.” Amazon chose to split its new headquarters between New York and the Washington, D.C., suburbs. New York promised Amazon $1.7 billion in incentives.



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Brian Rothenberg (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/AP)

‘The UAW believed those bids were too high for the cabin construction.’

United Auto Workers spokesman Brian Rothenberg on the UAW declining to use union labor to build a house for the UAW’s retired president, Dennis Williams.

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Eric Swalwell (Paul Sancya/AP)

‘And it would be a short war my friend. The government has nukes.’

U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., in a Twitter response to a tweet arguing that a Swalwell proposal—which would have the government buy back assault weapons and prosecute anyone who didn’t go along—would lead to “war.”



Teylor Whittler (NBC)

‘There were multiple men that got on their knees and pretty much blocked all of us … ready to take a bullet for any single one of us.’

Teylor Whittler, a woman who was in the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif., on Nov. 7 when a gunman opened fire.


‘It’s a miracle that there’s not been a tragedy here in nearly 80 years.’

Russian TV correspondent Roman Ishmukhametov on a World War II minefield found by historians in a wooded area near St. Petersburg. The minefield was reportedly created in 1941 to stop invading German tanks.