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'In short, you are the definition of a moral hazard.'

JIM BUNNING, Republican Senator from Kentucky, to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke during a Dec. 3 Senate Banking Committee hearing on Bernanke's nomination for a second term. Bunning criticized Bernanke for deeming some companies "too big to fail"

'Don't hold your breath.'

VLADIMIR PUTIN, Russian Prime Minister, when asked if he had any plans to retire soon. Putin said he is considering another bid for the presidency in 2012

'Rock on. That was too easy.'

DEBI HEISS, on Ohio's execution of 51-year-old Kenneth Biros, who was convicted of murdering Heiss's sister...

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