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Best Quotes From the Weekend Shows 12.20 – 12.23

ABC’s “This Week” - “George, he has contacted a foreign country and said, I will sell you classified information for something of value.  That’s what we call a traitor in this country.”  - Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) on Edward Snowden’s letter to Brazil.

CBS’s “Face the Nation” - ”A whistle blower doesn’t run.  A whistle blower does not disclose information that has nothing to do with what he says his cause is, which is the privacy and civil liberties of Americans.”  - Former CIA Director Michael Morell on Snowden.

“Fox News Sunday” – “Well, he said it in a way that would be a little more probably appropriate for the duck woods than it would be for the pages of a major news magazine.”  - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” – “I don’t think about the presidency. I think about the job that I’m doing at the moment.” –  IMF managing Director Christine Lagarde on running for President in France.

CNN’s “State of the Union” -”They said hey Joe, we’re OK with the bill. We like the bill. The bill is not bad at all. We can live with that. But we just don’t trust government stopping and doing what we say we’re going to do.” – Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) on the failure of his background check bill.

PBS’s Washington Week – “There may be a strong feeling, not a unanimous one, that they should concede the phone program; let the phone companies keep that in the name of preserving other parts of the intelligence community’s efforts, especially the ability to look at overseas Internet communications, which they frankly think are more important.” – NBC’s Pete Williams on the intelligence community’s attitude towards reforming the NSA.

BTV’s  ”Political Capital” – “These incredibly important programs -Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security -are not sustainable in their current form. We’ve got to get at those. The only times we’ve done it over the last three decades, Al, has been a debt limit discussion.”  - Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) on what conditions he would put on a debt limit increase.

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