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“I’m on the counter, and 10 seconds, the tornado come and everything is gone, everything [is] destroyed.”

Charlie Patel who survived a tornado ripping through his gas station in Alabama. The death toll Monday morning stood at 23, with dozens injured. More tornado deaths happened in Lee County Alabama Sunday than nationwide last year. Severe, violent weather afflicted the U.S. south this weekend.
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“I’m running for president because we need dreamers in Washington, but we also need to get things done.”

Fmr. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper announcing his candidacy for President. His path to politics includes running a brewpub in Denver in the early 1990s, rising to become the city's mayor & later Colorado's governor as a Democrat, at times receiving Republican support in a "purple state" that doesn't always vote along single party lines. He refers to himself as an "extreme moderate."
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“Impeachment is a long way down the road. We don’t have the facts yet. But we’re going to initiate proper investigations,”

House Judiciary Committee Chair Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) speaking about the consequences of the testimony of Pres. Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen. Nadler said on Monday the cmte will ask for documents from 60 people & entities with the purpose of investigating the President for obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power.
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“You know, I’m totally off script right now. And this is how I got elected, by being off script. True. And if we don’t go off script, our country is in big trouble, folks. ’Cause we have to get it back.”

Pres. Trump speaking at the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) in a 2 hour plus speech covering all sorts of topics from 2020 presidential politics, North Korea, Democrat platforms such as the Green New Deal and used an expletive to describe the Special Counsel investigation.
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“We may want more money for border security, but Congress didn’t authorize it. If we take away those checks and balances, it’s a dangerous thing.”

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who is a key vote on an expected Senate resolution against Pres. Trump's emergency declaration for the U.S. Southern Border. The House of Representatives already voted for such a resolution; if the Senate does as well, Congress can challenge the President's declaration. Although the President can veto it.
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“Americans are now more likely to name Russia than any other country as the nation they think is the United States’ greatest enemy.”

Polling firm, Gallup, announcing results of a question they have asked 12 times since 2001. China & North Korea round out the top 3 this year. Russia toped the list in 2015 as well.
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“We look forward to being in our classrooms again after having to strike to bring our Oakland students some of the resources and supports they should have had in the first place.”

Oakland teachers union president Keith Brown as the teachers return to classes Monday morning in the California Bay Area district. The latest in a string of teachers strike nationwide, Oakland teachers wanted higher pay & more resources, and ultimately received them despite the district running a deficit.
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