Briefing

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‘It is not amnesty. It is an exercise of discretion.’

1. JANET NAPOLITANO, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, explaining the Obama Administration’s decision to stop deporting undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. before age 16

‘The worst decision by the Supreme Court in the 21st century. Uninformed, arrogant, naive.’

2. JOHN MCCAIN, Republican Senator from Arizona, arguing that Citizens United is tainting U.S. elections, after conservative mogul Sheldon Adelson said he was willing to spend $100 million to beat President Obama

‘I do have a stubborn streak in me.’

3. AUNG SAN SUU KYI, Nobel Laureate and Burmese Member of Parliament, during a visit to Britain, where she left her family 24 years ago to campaign against the military dictatorship in her home country

‘We came close to the abyss, and we have taken a step away from it.’

4. MARC CHANDLER, head of currency strategy at investment bank Brown Brothers Harriman, after Greece’s New Democracy party won parliamentary elections, averting (for now) the latest euro crisis

‘I probably prayed more the last three holes than I ever did in my life.’

5. WEBB SIMPSON, 26-year-old golfer who overcame 50-to-1 odds to win the U.S. Open, beating veterans such as Jim Furyk, Graeme McDowell and Tiger Woods

13%

Percentage uptick in recent U.S. sales of bullets for Winchester rifles, largely due to people’s fear that the government will make it harder to buy ammunition

132

Laws passed by the current U.S. Congress in 2011 and 2012; one-fifth of the laws concerned naming of post offices

1 in 4

Ratio of U.S. teens who say they have received a sexually explicit photo on their cell phone and forwarded it to friends

$3 MILLION

Amount U.S. taxpayers shelled out to support the eight-week trial of retired baseball pitcher Roger Clemens–who was found not guilty of lying about not taking steroids

Sources: Politico; NBC; Reuters; New York Times; Washington Post

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