"These actions have gone from boneheaded to a downright irresponsible use of U.S. taxpayer money." — Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., a longtime critic of the USAID's programs in Cuba.
"We were not prepared. We had little experience housing detainees, and precious few of our officers were trained interrogators." — CIA Director John Brennan on new authorities handed to the spy agency to thwart the next terror attack after Sept. 11, 2001.
"The multi-employer pension system is a ticking time bomb." — Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., on a provision of the $1.1 trillion bill in government spending that the House approved and would allow cuts for current retirees.