"But I will go on record today and tell you this, Mika: I never hit my mother with a hammer and I never stabbed anybody."
—former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, taking a dig at fellow Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson, on MSNBC's Morning Joe, November 9
"Nobody wants to say this and nobody wants to shut down religious institutions or anything, but…there's absolutely no choice."
—Republican frontrunner Donald Trump on whether he would close American mosques in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris, on Fox News' Hannity, November 17
"Actually, as explained in an amicus curiae brief filed by the Cato Institute, Reason Foundation, and DKT Liberty Project…there are no reliable statistics on which Sheriff Dart could base a judgment that sex trafficking has been increasing in the United States."
—excerpt from an injunction by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit prohibiting the Cook County, Illinois, sheriff from threatening credit card companies who do business with Backpage.com, November 30