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'We're basically on the path to a banana-republic type of financial situation.'

JUDD GREGG, Republican Senator from New Hampshire, on the Federal Government's projected $1.42 trillion deficit for 2009

'He must either shape up or ship out.'

ARTHUR MUTAMBARA, Zimbabwe's Deputy Prime Minister, castigating President Robert Mugabe after Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai announced on Oct. 16 that he would boycott the country's unity government

'Don't expect me to do this for free.'

STEWART NOZETTE, a former NASA and Department of Energy scientist who was arrested on Oct. 19 for allegedly telling an undercover FBI agent that he would divulge classified information...

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