"I try to follow the Senate rules. Sometimes they are obnoxious."

-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), NBC News, September 23

"Now, Mr. President, one of my favorite things I really like to do in Nevada, and here in Washington, is go grocery shopping. It's such a diversion for me. I love going grocery shopping to look around, buy the things."

-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), speaking on the Senate floor about the U.S. food stamp program, C-SPAN2, September 19

"[The Transportation Security Administration] has been subjected to criticism by far-right homophobes, among others, who have alleged that TSA agents engaging in hand searches are really sexually groping travelers."

-Mark Potok, senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center, HateWatch, November 2