Verbatim: Jun. 25, 2007

'Who dumped this catfish in my lap?' LUIZ INACIO LULA DA SILVA, President of Brazil, expressing annoyance upon learning that the nation's environmental agency rejected a proposed $11 billion hydroelectric project on the Amazon River

'If it was up to me, I would close Guantánamo not tomorrow but this afternoon.' COLIN POWELL, former U.S. Secretary of State, calling for the immediate closure of the controversial military prison

'I responded to his comment with my right hand.' CHARLES BISHOP, Alabama state senator, after punching senator Lowell Barron in the head during an argument in the legislative chamber

'What we're asking is where...

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