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Best Quotes From the Sunday Shows, 1.26.14

ABC’s “This Week” – “I cannot give them 100 percent guarantee.  The fact is that these are going to be very much threatened Olympics.” — Rep. Peter King (R-NY) on whether American athletes will be safe in Sochi.

CBS’s “Face the Nation” -”If you didn’t threaten to shut down the government, who was it that did?” — Bob Schieffer to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)

“Fox News Sunday” – “This president, it seems to me, after the 2010 election when the American public issued a — shall we say — restraining order, the president has sort of hung out on the left and tried to get what he wants through the bureaucracy as opposed to moving to the political center.” – Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

NBC’s “Meet the Press” – “You know, I think that legitimate questions have been raised. Now, I don’t know what the facts will show. But if you look at his behavior, the fact that he systematically went and collected information about a wide range of programs, techniques that are used to penetrate for intelligence collection, and then he goes to Russia of all places, it certainly raises legitimate questions.” – Frmr. Sec. of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff on whether Edward Snowden is a Russian spy.

CNN’s “State of the Union” – “It’s kind of tricky to say exactly what I did say. I didn’t come up with a policy prescription. I would say I mused about what are we going to do and does government have a role in it. And I mostly concluded by saying it’s a community, it’s a religious, it’s a personal problem, but it is a problem and I mused about how you’d have a government policy but I actually came down saying it would be very difficult to have a government policy.” –Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on what he meant when he suggested the federal government ought to halt poverty aid to single women who keep having children.

Univision’s “Al Punto”- “I think there is reason to believe that the prospects for passing comprehensive immigration reform through Congress so that it reaches the President’s desk are better in 2014 than they have ever been.” – Press Sec. Jay Carney.

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