Briefing

'Saved by a TV commercial. Literally.'

1. ROSIE O'DONNELL, who had a heart attack after helping an "enormous woman" out of a car; she credits taking a Bayer aspirin after suffering symptoms with saving her life

'It's kind of like a truckful of watermelons spilling over on the expressway. Everything's going to come to a halt.'

2. TIM RUBACKY, spokesman for the Mississippi River--based American Queen Steamboat Co.; low waters caused by drought closed 11 miles (18 km) of the crucial commercial waterway

'Rape is rape.'

3. PRESIDENT OBAMA, after Missouri Republican Senate nominee Todd Akin questioned whether women can get...

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