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Political Editors / January 14, 2020

Tuesday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from William Barr, Eugene Scalia, Dan Bongino, and more.

Insight: “Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law.” —Ayn Rand (1905-1982)

For the record: “On December 6, Second Lt. Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, a member of the Royal Saudi Air Force, entered a building on the grounds of Pensacola Naval Air Station and killed three U.S. sailors and severely wounded eight other Americans. He was killed during the attack. This was an act of terrorism. The evidence shows that the shooter was motivated by jihadist ideology.” —Attorney General William Barr

Upright: “During the Obama administration, the faster wage gains were among the top 10% of earners. We’ve flipped that now. The fastest wage gains are among the bottom 10%. And when you look at number of different measures of how the economy is doing, it’s some people who had less opportunity historically who are some of the really big beneficiaries right now.” —Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia

The bottom line: “The imminent threat was Soleimani having a pulse.” —Dan Bongino

Game, set, match: “I’m glad [House Speaker Nancy Pelosi] finally realized she never had any leverage in the first place to dictate Senate procedure to senators and is giving in to bipartisan pressure to move forward.” —Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Pelosi’s delay with articles of impeachment

Non compos mentis: “There is no better candidate than Cory Booker. There is no better man than Cory Booker. He will continue to do great things. He just doesn’t know any other way. He leads with love. He leads by service. I am always inspired by him.” —Alyssa Milano

Grand delusions: “People are afraid of not just what he can do, but what he’s doing to people, what he’s bringing out in people, the kind of people he’s surfacing in the United States. You have swatting happening and Nazis walking around. It is a scary time. And you look at the polling on what Donald Trump has just done, and rather than make people feel more confident, it’s made people more anxious.” —MSNBC’s Joy Reid

And last… “Bernie Sanders once called for a 100% tax on anyone earning ‘more money than they can spend in a lifetime.’ He defined that as $1,000,000. Despite never working a real job in his life, Bernie Sanders’ net worth today: Over $2,000,000. I wonder if he still supports that tax.” —Charlie Kirk

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