Talking Points: Did You See What They Said?

"I think many of us have gotten to the point where we say forget the obstacles, we just got to get this done. There's just too much at stake." -- Veronica Escobar, D-El Paso, who could one of two Latina women elected to Congress from Texas for the first time. (Wednesday, Texas Tribune)"As we renegotiate NAFTA there are going to be some uncomfortable things, but we realize at the end of this, we are so much stronger together than we are divided." -- Energy Secretary Rick Perry. (Wednesday, CNBC)"Look around, ladies and gentlemen, because we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed. Don't talk to us about it at the parties tonight." -- Frances McDormand after imploring all female Oscar nominees to stand up when she accepted the award for Best Actress. (Monday, The New Yorker)"The attitude was 'Tough it out.' You had no choice. I was 22 years old and from Charleston, South Carolina. I didn't have any money, and there wasn't anywhere to turn." -- Sallie Krawcheck, co-founder of Ellevest describing her early days on Wall Street and the open culture of sexual harassment. (Monday, Vanity Fair)"It's a pilot program. You know, if it didn't work, well, we can go onto something else. And it's a fraction of spending $50 million a mile for light rail." -- Arlington Mayor Jeff Willams on the city scrapping public buses in favor of ride-hailing service, Via. (Monday, CBS)"I won't rule out direct talks with Kim Jong Un. I just won't. As far as the risk of dealing with a madman is concerned, that's his problem, not mine. It's his problem." -- President Donald Trump at the annual Gridiron Club Dinner. (Sunday, CNN)"If the president goes through with this, it will kill American jobs, there will be retaliation and specific American families and producers and workers are going to lose." -- Senator Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, the morning before Trump imposed tariffs of 25 percent on imported steel and 10 percent on imported aluminum. (Thursday, CBS)"Last night Trump's top economic adviser, Gary Cohn, announced he's resigning. At this point, so many staffers have quit that when you call the White House, Trump answers the phone himself." -- Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon (Wednesday, Newsmax)What's your view?Got an opinion about this issue? Send a letter to the editor, and you just might get published.  Continue reading...

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