Memorable January quotes

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Memorable January quotes

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The fallout continued from the tragic Newtown school shooting. Two big Hollywood actors went public with their sexuality. A former popular mayor could see jail time. See if you can guess who had something memorable to say about January’s big events.


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Joe Biden/Barack Obama

On enacting new gun laws:


This is our first task as a society, keeping our children safe. This is how we will be judged. And their voices should compel us to change.


Do you think Joe Biden or Barack Obama said it?





Newtown school shooting

Federal gun laws

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Manti Te’o/Lance Armstrong

On his highly publicized scandal: 


"Listen, all the fault and all the blame here falls on me. But behind that picture and behind that story is momentum. Whether it's fans or whether it's the media or whether it's -- it just gets going. And I lost myself in all of that. I'm sure there would be other people that couldn't handle it, but I certainly couldn't handle it, and I was used to controlling everything in my life. I controlled every outcome in my life."


Do you think Manti Te’o or Lance Armstrong said it?





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Victor Garber/Jodie Foster

On being gay: 


“I already did my coming-out speech about a thousand years ago back in the Stone Age."


Do you think Victor Garber or Jodie Foster said it?





Other celebrities who've come out

Presidential support

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David Cameron/Leon Panetta

On the Algerian hostage crisis: 


"Let me be clear: There is no justification for taking innocent life in this way. Our determination is stronger than ever to work with allies ... around the world to root out and defeat this terrorist scourge and those who encourage it."


Do you think David Cameron or Leon Panetta said it?





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Albert Pujols/Ozzie Smith

On the death of 92-year-old Stan Musial:


“Stan Musial always has been and always will be Cardinal Baseball. A wonderful, kind humanitarian and a blessed life.”


Do you think Albert Pujols or Ozzie Smith said it?





More on Musial

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John Boehner/Mitch McConnell

On the congressional budget progress:


“The Democratic-controlled Senate has failed to pass a budget for four years. That is a shameful run that needs to end, this year.”


Do you think John Boehner or Mitch McConnell said it?





Latest budget news

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Christina Aguilera/Lady Gaga

On Kelly Osbourne's show :


"Your show breeds negativity, and over the years has even become comedic in nature. It glorifies you and Joan Rivers pointing in the camera, laughing, and making jokes about artists and celebrities as if we are zoo animals."


Do you think Christina Aguilera or Lady Gaga said it?





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Sharon Osbourne’s response

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Mitch Landrieu/Bobby Jindal

On former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin’s indictment:


“Public corruption cannot and will not be tolerated.”


Do you think Mitch Landrieu or Bobby Jindal said it?





Latest news on the case

History of corruption

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Quentin Tarantino/Jamie Foxx

On reaction to his latest movie:


"The question for me is: Where's Spike Lee coming from? He didn't like Whoopi Goldberg, he doesn't like Tyler Perry, he doesn't like anybody, I think he's sort of run his course. I mean, I respect Spike, he's a fantastic director. But he gets a little shady when he's taking shots at his colleagues without looking at the work. To me, that's irresponsible."


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What did Lee say?

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Bradley Cooper/Chris Tucker

On rumors of a romance with co-star Jennifer Lawrence:


“No, no, no, no, no. Not even close. First of all, I could be her father. No, I'm kidding. But no, not even close."


Do you think Bradley Cooper or Chris Tucker said it?





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Lawrence’s red-carpet photos

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Cory Doctorow/Pete Seeger

On the death of Internet activist Aaron Swartz:


"These modern times are filled with such contradictions that experts are not agreed on what the future of the human race will be. But we can agree today that it was a tragedy for this brilliant young man to be so threatened that he hanged himself."


Do you think Cory Doctorow or Pete Seeger said it?





Swartz’s death

Facing jail time?  

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Khloe Kardashian/Kourtney Kardashian

On Kim Kardashian’s marriage to Kris Humphries:


“I think if she was going to do it for publicity, she’d pick someone that people knew.”


Do you think Khloe Kardashian or Kourtney Kardashian said it?





The latest on Kim's divorce

When is her baby due?

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Bill O’Reilly/John Mackey

On the Affordable Care Act:


“Technically speaking, it’s more like fascism. Socialism is where the government owns the means of production. In fascism, the government doesn’t own the means of production, but they do control it, and that’s what’s happening with our health care programs and these reforms.”


Do you think Bill O’Reilly or John Mackey said it?





Latest news on the law

Supreme Court decision

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Angelina Jolie/Megan Fox

On fame:


“What people don't realize is that fame, whatever your worst experience in high school, when you were being bullied by those ten kids in high school, fame is that, but on a global scale, where you're being bullied by millions of people constantly.”


Do you think Angelina Jolie or Megan Fox said it?





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Tina Fey/Amy Poehler

On former President Bill Clinton’s surprise appearance:


“What an exciting special guest. That was Hillary Clinton's husband!”


Do you think Tina Fey or Amy Poehler said it?





Why was the president there?

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Brent Musburger/Kirk Herbstreit

On Katherine Webb, girlfriend of Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron:


"You quarterbacks, you get all the good-looking women. What a beautiful woman. … "If you're a youngster in Alabama, start getting the football out and throw it around the backyard with pop."


Do you think Brent Musburger or Kirk Herbstreit said it?





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Webb's new gig

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Andrew Cuomo/Chris Christie

On federal disaster aid packages:


“If they want to make new rules about disasters, well, they picked the wrong state to make the new rules with.”


Do you think Andrew Cuomo or Chris Christie said it?





Latest on Hurricane Sandy

Largest U.S. national disasters

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Carmelo Anthony/Amar’e Stoudemire

On his eating habits:


“I haven’t had a good meal in about two-and-a-half weeks. No meats, no carbs, anything like that. So I don’t know how I was out there competing at high level.  … But I surrender, I’m done. I’m going to get some food right now. I’m going to get me the biggest steak I can possibly get.”


Do you think Carmelo Anthony or Amar’e Stoudemire said it?





NBA diets

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David Keene/Wayne LaPierre


On the NRA’s controversial anti-Obama ad:


“We believe that every parent ought to be able to be comfortable, knowing that their children are safe, and if that requires armed security, it’s as good for the working man as it is for the president.”


Do you think David Keene or Wayne LaPierre said it?





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