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'The era of apologizing for Republican mistakes of the past is now officially over. It is done.' MICHAEL STEELE, Republican National Committee chairman, during a speech to fellow GOP leaders about the party's future

'The taste of victory is the burden of responsibility.' DALIA GRYBAUSKAITE, outgoing European Union budget commissioner, on being the first woman elected President of Lithuania

'This has the makings of a really bad movie.' TERESITA SCHAFFER, an analyst at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies, on the prospect of Zalmay Khalilzad, George W. Bush's former ambassador to Afghanistan, being awarded a key post in the...

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