Verbatim: Jul. 10, 2006

"The audacity of the schemes, the scale of the waste--it is just breathtaking."

SUSAN COLLINS, Republican Senator from Maine, on reports estimating that up to $2 billion in post-Katrina aid was misused

"I don't think it'll look as dramatic as New Orleans, but when it's your house ..."

DON MAURER, New York State emergency management office spokesman, on massive flooding on the East Coast last week that forced more than 200,000 to evacuate and caused at least 16 deaths

"Berkeley has always had a foreign policy, the national one notwithstanding."

ALBERT SUKOFF, resident of Berkeley, Calif., after the city council...

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