"Don't let anybody tell you that it's corporations and businesses that create jobs."

-Hillary Clinton, speaking at a campaign event for Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley, USA Today, October 25

"If I can put my fingers in the holes, everyone can feel comfortable about putting their fingers in the holes."

-Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, at the New York bowling alley where an Ebola-infected doctor spent the evening, New York Post, October 25

"The copycat clowns out in California-these are people finding some sick satisfaction in creeping people out. These are not clowns. These are people that dress up as horror characters…These horror clowns creep me out, and I'm a clown."

-World Clown Association President-elect Randy Christensen, responding to an outbreak of harassment by roving scary clowns, New York Magazine, October 24

"I would enjoy having some Kentucky bourbon with Mitch McConnell. I don't know what his preferred drink is, but you know, my interactions with Mitch McConnell, he-you know, he has always been very straightforward with me."

-President Barack Obama, the day after the midterm election handed Republicans control of the Senate, The Washington Post, November 5