Verbatim: Feb. 12, 2007

"If Maria Bartiromo could interview Maria Bartiromo, she would nail her on this thing."

CHARLES PAYNE, a financial analyst, about the CNBC business journalist who came under fire for her cozy relationships with sources after the resignation of a Citigroup executive was tied to his lavish spending, including trips with Bartiromo on the company jet

"I went on Amazon and ordered a copy of Kafka's The Trial because I needed a refresher course in bizarre legal procedures."

JON B. EISENBERG, Oregon lawyer who filed a suit challenging the National Security Administration's domestic surveillance program, after Justice Department lawyers used tactics like...

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