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Verbatim: May 8, 2006

"We have concluded that FEMA is in shambles and beyond repair."

SUSAN COLLINS, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which recommended last week that the troubled disaster agency be abolished

"The Iranian nation won't give a damn about such useless resolutions."

MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD, President of Iran, which defied the United Nations Security Council's deadline last week to end its nuclear program or face punitive resolutions

"You've got to recognize there are limits to how much corn can be used for ethanol. I mean, after all, we got to eat some."

PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH, hedging...

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