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June 7, 2008

"Because of you, tonight I can stand here and say that I will be the Democratic nominee for president of the United States."-- BARACK OBAMA, speaking to supporters in St. Paul Tuesday night after he won enough delegates to win the Democratic Party's nomination

"I don't care if it created more enemies."-- PRESIDENT BUSH on the war in Iraq, explaining his need to act after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks

"So I had Cheneys on both sides of the family and we don't even live in West Virginia."-- Vice President DICK CHENEY, making an incest joke Monday at the National Press Club

"We may owe the vice president a debt of gratitude for yet another great West Virginia slogan: 'Dick Cheney is not from here.' "-- Representative NICK RAHALL of West Virginia, reacting to the joke

"The hardest ones are the old ladies."-- ALBERT FERNANDEZ, a police officer, on enforcing evictions in Dade County, Fla.

"Air travel will be less democratic from here on out."-- TIM WINSHIP, editor of SmarterTravel.com, as high fuel prices forced airlines to create new fees, raise fares, and ground more than 200 flights since March

"That is what I wish. I wish to be martyred."--KHALID SHEIKH MOHAMMED, mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks, requesting the death penalty during testimony Thursday

"We do not need magic to change the world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: We have the power to imagine better."-- J.K. ROWLING, author of the Harry Potter book series, addressing more than 7,000 Harvard University graduates Thursday

"This was to women what Indiana Jones and 'Star Wars,' let's say, are to men."-- PAUL DERGARABEDIAN, president of box office tracker Media By Numbers, on the $55.7 million earned by "Sex and the City"

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