Quotations in the News


“Vote your conscience.” — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who withheld his endorsement from Donald Trump as he addressed the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

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“This measure is in no way against democracy, the law and freedoms.” — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after declaring a three-month state of emergency following a botched coup attempt last weekend.

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“It’s a great day for civil rights across America, and it’s a critically important achievement for voters throughout Texas who have as of late been routinely mistreated by state leaders.” — Houston attorney Chad Dunn after a federal appeals court ruled that Texas’ strict voter ID law discriminates against minorities and the poor and must be weakened before the November elections.