Verbatim: May 16, 2005

"I think this guy is a loser."

HARRY REID, Senate minority leader, referring to President George W. Bush in a civics discussion with high school students in Las Vegas; he called the White House soon afterward to apologize

"Humility is something I work on every day."

TOM DELAY, embattled House majority leader, speaking at a National Day of Prayer service on Capitol Hill

"The lack of deliberate action doesn't rule out blame attributable to negligence, imprudence or even simple incompetence."

SILVIO BERLUSCONI, Italian Prime Minister, in response to a U.S. military investigation exonerating American soldiers in the March shooting death of Italian intelligence agent Nicola...

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