— California Governor Jerry Brown putting lawmakers on notice yesterday that he had no desire to ratchet up spending in his new budget, despite a multibillion-dollar windfall of tax receipts in recent months, according to the Los Angeles Times.
— Vice President Biden on China President Xi Jinping in his University of Pennsylvania commencement speech.
— President Barack Obama, speaking at a news conference Monday on reports that the IRS improperly targeted conservative groups for additional scrutiny. "I've got no patience with it," Obama said. "I will not tolerate it."
— President Barack Obama, arguing that the controversy over the Benghazi attack has been politically motivated. The "political circus" surrounding the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks, Obama added, has "dishonor[ed]" the victims
— Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis, responding to a question at a House hearing today about whether the FBI shares enough information with local police, particularly when there's a potential terrorist threat
— President Barack Obama discussing a 35 percent increase in military sexual assaults in a press conference with South Korean Prime Minister Park Geun-hye on Tuesday.
— Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, predicting Barack Obama will be ousted because of the Benghazi embassy attack, which Huckabee called a bigger scandal than Watergate.
— President Obama in his press conference today, explaining that there will be no US intervention in Syria despite the use of chemical weapons in their war.
— Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch to former Republican Gov. Mark Sanford in their debate for the seat of the first district of South Carolina last night.
— Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) in an article for Lew Rockwell's website.
— Bill Clinton to George W. Bush at the dedication to his presidential library and museum in Dallas, Texas.
— President Obama in his statement at the White House following the defeat of the Toomey-Manchin Senate gun control amendment.