"The United States economy is now out of the emergency room and appears to be on a slow path to recovery."
- WARREN BUFFETT,Nebraska billionaire investor, writing in a New York Times guest op-ed that while mistakes were made in the recovery effort, an economic meltdown was prevented by a "gusher of federal money"
"Do you remember Willy Wonka and Veruca Salt? Well, she's now the Speaker."
- REPRESENTATIVE LEE TERRY,of Nebraska, on a defunct defense-bill item that would've provided private jets for members of Congress; he compared House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the spoiled and greedy character in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory for supporting it
"To me, he was a man."
- KELSEY PETERSON,26, a former Nebraska math teacher, on having sex with a 13-year-old student of hers and fleeing with him to Mexico. Peterson was sentenced to six years in federal prison
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