Briefing

'We were never sent here to be perfect. We were sent here to make what difference we can.'

1. PRESIDENT OBAMA, during the State of the Union address, urging Congress to take up measures dealing with such issues as gun control, climate change and investments in infrastructure

'It is almost a false argument to say we have a spending problem.'

2. NANCY PELOSI, House minority leader, arguing that stimulating growth is more important to ending the country's fiscal woes than reducing spending

'I'm basically the healthiest fat guy you've ever seen.'

3. CHRIS CHRISTIE, joking about his weight while eating a...

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