Verbatim: Aug. 8, 2005

"I didn't say nuke anything. I just said, 'Take out their holy sites.'"

TOM TANCREDO, G.O.P. Congressman from Colorado, clarifying his comments on how the U.S. should respond to a nuclear attack by Islamic terrorists

"It isn't just a matter of faith. It's a matter of science."

BILL FRIST, Senate majority leader and an anti-choice physician, supporting federal funding for stem-cell research on frozen embryos left over at fertility clinics, in a bill opposed by President George W. Bush and religious conservatives

"I think it tends to be a little bit voyeuristic."

RICK SANTORUM, Republican Senator from Pennsylvania, on why...

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