"Try reading a novel with 15 percent of the words blacked out-it can't be done properly. Redactions are supposed to remove names or anything that could compromise sources and methods, not to undermine the source material so that it is impossible to understand."

—Senate Intelligence Committee member Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) in response to heavy redaction in a CIA torture report, The Hill, August 4

"She comes to the race with no voting record of any kind, which is a real boon."

—University of Kentucky Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues Director Al Cross on Sen. Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) Democratic challenger, Alison Grimes, National Review Online, August 4

"You don't have a right to know everything in a separation-of-powers government, my friend. That is the difference between a parliamentary government and a separation-of-powers government."

—District of Columbia congressional delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, during a hearing on whether the White House is immune to congressional subpoena, Washington Examiner, July 25