Verbatim: Jul. 14, 2003

"I don't understand why the United States government would insist that I be absent before its soldiers arrive." CHARLES TAYLOR, president of Liberia, claiming he won't leave his country until peacekeepers intervene to prevent violence between warring factions; President Bush has asserted that Taylor's departure would be a prerequisite for U.S. troop deployment

"I very much feel that marriage is a sacrament and that sacrament should that legal entity of a union between what traditionally in our Western values has been defined as between a man and a woman." BILL FRIST, Senate majority leader, endorsing a proposed constitutional ban...

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