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Jul 1, 3:11 AM EDT

Quotations in the News


"Our mission is to defend this country, and we don't want barriers unrelated to a person's qualification to serve preventing us from recruiting or retaining the soldier, sailor, airman, or Marine who can best accomplish the mission." - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, upon announcing that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military.

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"How dare I promote it when its credibility is down the toilet?" - Veteran journalist and author Gay Talese, responding to questions about the credibility of the main source in his forthcoming book, "The Voyeur's Motel."

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"This was us getting over the hill. There's a lot more work to be done, but we're feeling pretty confident." - Attorney Justin Brown, referring to a judge's decision to grant a new trial for his client, Adnan Syed, after the podcast "Serial" uncovered inconsistencies in the murder case against Syed.

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