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IMMIGRATION REFORM

"I will say this for the Republicans. They seem to have had a change of heart on immigration. And, by "change of heart," I mean, they want to win an election someday." -Bill Maher

"I would urge the Republicans who are still not behind this to consider the alternative: picking your own damn strawberries." -Bill Maher

PROBLEMS IN THE PRIESTHOOD

"There are documents going back to the 4th century that talk about pedophile priests and the problem it was causing.  But, as more and more of these documents are being disgorged by civil actions, like the one with Mahony, the more we're seeing how vast the conspiracy was." -Alex Gibney

"I think the problem is actually power. That's the problem. And, the fact is that when you become a priest, you have a tremendous amount of power over the spiritual life of people." -Alex Gibney

"There's a rub between this urgent need for safety and security, and the urgent need to protect, in fact to -- to front -- to push forward people's rights."

STOP-AND-FRISK

"If you cast a large net, the numbers go up, and it's "working," because, proportionately, you're going to get some criminals doing that. But, the problem is you racial profile." -Eva Longoria

"We absolutely have a problem, if you talk to young black men, like me when I was a young guy. I felt I was disproportionately stopped compared to my white friends. And it was humiliating to be stopped and accused of stealing my car, of having drugs." -Cory Booker

"There's a rub between this urgent need for safety and security, and the urgent need to protect, in fact to -- to front -- to push forward people's rights. And that's the rub in America: will we trade security -- more security -- for our rights." -Cory Booker

GUNS

"The gun ownership looks completely crazy from England and Australia and Japan. So, the -- they look at us and say that is...you have already conceded too much to -- to the barbarians." -Sam Harris

"When we had the assault weapon bans, those guns were not showing up to the degree that they are now. As soon as the assault weapons ban was lifted, suddenly, you have a flow of these illegal weapons." -Cory Booker

"Since there are 300 million guns in this country and they are never going anywhere, and there are 11 million illegal immigrants, they're not going anywhere, how about a 'things that are not going anywhere' grand bargain?" -Bill Maher

Episode 270

February 1, 2013