"I didn't go out and say, 'What do you want? What do you want?' I didn't do that all. I just said, 'OK, here's the Medicare bill. What can we put into it that includes good policy that this country needs.'"
Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont. Read full story.
"The problems [in Myanmar] are not entirely disappeared but certainly containable for the moment. But we want to make sure they stay that way."
UN humanitarian chief John Holmes. Read the full story.
"If an ad campaign is built around a weak idea -- or as is so often the case, no idea at all -- I don't give a damn how good the execution is, it's going to fail."
Morris Hite, member, Advertising Hall of Fame
UN DISPATCH: "Security Council diplomats in New York say that enough time has past since Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar two months ago, leaving 138,000 dead or missing, and that it is time to ratchet up the pressure on the junta to comply with council demands that it improve the state of human rights and democracy."
"Disclaimers notwithstanding, the precondition that Iran must suspend before the U.S. will talk about the nuclear issue will by every standard have been dropped.""
Clifford Kupchan of the Eurasia Group. Read the full story.
"Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don't let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months."
Clifford Stoll,computer expert and author
Herman Melville,American author