Briefing

THE WEEK

ALL EYES WERE ON SYRIA

'This is a whole effort by the Administration, across the board, to squelch their opponents.'

MITCH MCCONNELL, Senate minority leader, criticizing the White House amid allegations that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups

'TODAY LOVE WINS.'

TONY LOUREY, Minnesota state senator, after his state became the 12th in the U.S. to legalize same-sex marriage on May 13

$6 billion

Amount collected by U.S. airlines in baggage and reservation-change fees in 2012, the largest total amassed since the fees were introduced

42%

Percentage of Americans who have an unfavorable opinion of hipsters, according to...

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