"I fail to understand how I could be charged with murder, let alone premeditated murder, as I had no intention to kill my girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp."—Oscar Pistorius in a sworn affidavit as the double-amputee Olympian face charges of premeditated murder in the shooting death of Steenkamp, a 29-year-old model and reality TV star.
"People will lose their jobs. The unemployment rate might tick up again. So far at least, the ideas that the Republicans have proposed ask nothing of the wealthiest Americans or the biggest corporations. So the burden is all on the first responders, or seniors or middle class families."—President Barack Obama lashing out against Republicans, saying they are unwilling to raise taxes to reduce deficits.