"Our big cities, even New York, could comfortably hold quite a few more families than they do. The reason they don't is that rules and regulations block construction."
—liberal economist Paul Krugman, in a column for The New York Times, April 4
"Good people don't smoke marijuana."
—Sen. Jeff Sessions (R–Ala.), at a Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control hearing, April 5
"It remains a priority for the government to ensure that law enforcement can obtain crucial digital information to protect national security and public safety, either with cooperation from relevant parties, or through the court system when cooperation fails."
—Justice Department spokeswoman Melanie Newman to Ars Technica, reported March 29
"I'm a Democrat, so if you're a Republican you're going to disagree, but we need to take the Senate back, because we need to confirm a Supreme Court justice, because that fifth vote on the Supreme Court can overturn Citizens United and get this obscene, ridiculous amount of money out [of politics]."
—George Clooney on Meet the Press one day after hosting a $33,000-a-plate fundraiser for Hillary Clinton, April 17