Verbatim: Jun. 26, 2006

"When America gives a commitment, America will keep its commitment." GEORGE W. BUSH, on a surprise trip to Baghdad, assuring Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki that the U.S. will stand by Iraq's new government as it works to achieve stability

"Stay the course? I don't think so, Mr. President." NANCY PELOSI, House minority leader, urging her colleagues to set a timetable for U.S. troops to leave Iraq. The proposal was rejected

"It is important for the human race to spread out into space for the survival of the species." STEPHEN HAWKING, astrophysicist, warning that life on Earth could soon be wiped...

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