Quotes of the Week

You learn that in kindergarten: You learn to work well together and play by the rules. Another thing you learn in kindergarten is to respect one another.

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., critical of colleague Ted Cruz for accusing Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of telling a "flat-out lie" to the members

It’s kind of like what our moms all told us: Sometimes it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it. And I think that’s very clear. I think that most people understand that.

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, saying that "tone matters" in answering a question on whether Donald Trump's rhetoric is damaging the party

Let's get a pull-up bar out here and see who can do the most pull-ups.

Rick Perry, after being asked Wednesday by reporters about the insults sent his way by GOP presidential rival Donald Trump

This is no different than what happened in Nazi Germany. No different than doing the experiments on the old men and old women and now doing them on the babies.

State Rep. Jodie Laubenberg, R-Parker, speaking a day ahead of Wednesday's legislative hearing on Planned Parenthood practices

I can’t speak to the motive of the current commissioner for apparently endeavoring to drop his predecessor in the grease, but I would suggest he put more focus on doing his job and less on covering his derrière.

Former Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, reacting to a state auditor's report identifying "significant weaknesses" in contracts made under his tenure