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Quotes of the Week

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  "Six years after Katrina, New Orleans looks like a renewed city, fresh with life, teeming with music and back in business. And Jazz Fest, instead of being a lifeline to a slowly steadying culture and economy, is back to being the best damn time on the face of the earth." Joel Selvin of the San Francisco Chronicle, raving about the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

  "Politics is weird. And creepy. And now, I know, lacks the loosest attachment to anything like reality." — Fox News anchor Shepard Smith, immediately after reading a statement from presumptive GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney saluting former candidate Newt Gingrich's "eloquence and fearlessness." Gingrich left the race May 2 with $4.3 million in debt — long after the race left his campaign.

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