Briefing

'This is not class warfare. It's math.'

1. PRESIDENT OBAMA, announcing a $3 trillion debt-reduction plan that, among other things, includes higher taxes on wealthy Americans

'There was so much fire, it sounded like static over the top of your head ... I was just waiting for one of those rounds to hit me in the face.'

2. DAKOTA MEYER, U.S. Marine sergeant, who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for charging into an ambush five times in Afghanistan, saving 36 Marines and soldiers

'I think it was a moral failing.'

3. DOMINIQUE STRAUSS-KAHN, former head of the IMF, in...