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Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

‘I can say that my two newest colleagues are very decent and very smart individuals.’

Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.



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Mario Lopez (Harmony Gerber/Getty Images)

‘If you’re 3 years old ... I just think it’s dangerous as a parent to make this determination then.’

Actor Mario Lopez, in an interview for The Candice Owens Show, on the decision of actress Charlize Theron to allow her son to begin identifying as a girl when he was a toddler. His statement received strong opposition on social media.



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Mariano Rivera (Kathy Kmonicek/AP)

‘The Lord gave me the best pitch in baseball: the cut fastball.’

Former New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera upon his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.




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Rep. Mark Walker (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

‘Republicans can’t keep continuing to talk about monitoring our spending and still continuing to vote for every spending bill that comes down the pipe.’

U.S. Rep. Mark Walker R-N.C., on the two-year budget deal the White House and congressional leaders reached on July 22. The agreement increases spending by $320 billion, lifts the federal debt limit, and permanently rolls back the budget cuts known as “sequestration,” which both parties agreed to in the 2011 Budget Control Act.


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Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)

‘“Deliver, unite, and defeat” was not the perfect acronym for an election campaign, since unfortunately it spells “Dud,” but they forgot the final “E,” my friends: E for “energize.” ... Dude, we are going to energize the country.’

New U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his campaign to deliver Brexit, unite Britain, defeat the Labor Party, and energize the country.