Briefing

'A storybook marriage? No, not at all. What Mitt Romney and I have is a real marriage.'

1. ANN ROMNEY, at the Republican National Convention, appearing to address critics who say her husband doesn't understand the average American

'You never know what bad is. We didn't think Katrina was going to be bad either.'

2. JACKIE GROSCH, who stayed in New Orleans during Hurricane Isaac; although most levees in the area held, the storm claimed at least 24 lives in Haiti

'Rape is rape. Period. End of story.'

3. PAUL RYAN, Republican vice-presidential nominee, echoing President Obama's reaction to Republican Senate...

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