Briefing

'They should ... help themselves collectively. By all paying their tax.'

1. CHRISTINE LAGARDE, head of the IMF, accusing Greece of enabling tax dodgers; she later apologized via Facebook, saying she was "very sympathetic to the Greek people and the challenges they are facing"

'Show me a guy who won't compromise and I'll show you a guy with rock for brains.'

2. ALAN SIMPSON, co-chairman of the U.S. National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, arguing that Congress must find common ground to avoid another debt-default calamity

'With any of these big media groups, you fall out with them, you watch...

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