"It's important, I think, for this institution to stand up for its rights."
CHRISTOPHER DODD, Democratic Senator from Connecticut, after Senate Democrats succeeded in delaying a vote on the nomination of John Bolton for U.N. ambassador
"It lasted about a day and a half."
MITCH MCCONNELL, Senate Republican whip, referring to the promise of better relations between the parties after a truce that preserved the filibuster but allowed a vote on three of the President's judicial nominees
"They won't get any help from usnone. We busted our hump to get a President who would appoint judges who would be more just....