'When you've worked hard and done well and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you.'

1. MICHELLE OBAMA, at the Democratic National Convention

'I don't want to be complicit if they choose to do it.'

2. MARTIN DEMPSEY, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, saying an Israeli attack on Iran would delay but likely not stop its nuclear program

'This was not a Katrina for everyone. But it was a Katrina for some.'

3. MARY LANDRIEU, Democratic Senator from Louisiana, on the low-lying areas outside the state's levee system that flooded during Hurricane...

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