Marc H. Morial, former mayor of New Orleans, is president and CEO of the National Urban League.
“For the first time in history, Republicans have routinely used the filibuster to prevent President Obama from appointing his executive team or confirming judges … The change we propose today would ensure executive and judicial nominees get an up or down vote on confirmation – yes or no.” – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
“Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or discomfort. Bullying can take the form of physical contact, words or more subtle actions.” – American Psychological Association
“HBCUs have always been in a situation where a lot of them have had to struggle. A lot of that has to do with inequitable funding.” – Marybeth Gasman, University of Pennsylvania
“Extremes to the right and to the left of any political dispute are always wrong.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
“In the event that a debt limit impasse were to lead to a default, it could have a catastrophic effect on not just financial markets but also on job creation, consumer spending and economic growth – with many private-sector analysts believing that it would lead to events of the magnitude of late 2008 or worse, and the result then was a recession more severe than any seen since the Great Depression.” – U.S. Treasury
“At a moment when President Obama and Republican leaders remain deeply divided, this week saw them come to a bipartisan agreement on one thing: It is time for Washington’s NFL team to stop using a racial slur and to finally change its name.” – Oneida Indian Nation radio ad
“Nearly 6 in 10 uninsured Americans will be able to get coverage for $100 or less.” – President Barack Obama
“The NFL is entering the golden age of Black quarterbacks.” – Jason McIntyre, writing in The Big Lead
“Everything you are and everything you have is because of that butler.” – Gloria Gaines, wife of Cecil Gaines as played by Oprah Winfrey in The Butler.
“The Federal Reserve chairman is not only one of the most important economic policymakers in America, he or she is one of the most important policymakers in the world.” – President Barack Obama