This week, Herman Cain defended himself against sexual harassment allegations, Eric Cantor called for a Steve Jobs plan, and Marco Rubio used strong language in response to a newspaper name change. Here's the week that was, in quotes and pictures.
“Excuse me. Excuse me! EXCUSE ME!”
--GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain, to a scrum of reporters, Nov. 2(Cliff Owen/AP)
"Our campaign didn't have anything to do with it."
--GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry, on the Cain allegations, Nov. 3(Mary Ann Chastain/AP)
"Where's the Anita Hill? This is an Anita Hill issue, and from what I see, without substance, this shouldn't have been a story."
--Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, on the Cain allegations, Nov. 3(Charlie Neibergall/AP)
"America needs more than a jobs plan. America needs a Steve Jobs plan."
--House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., to University of Michigan students, Oct. 31(David Goldman/AP)
"Are you kidding me?"
--House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on whether Americans are better off now than they were four years ago, Nov. 2(Chet Susslin)
"I'm worried you're going to fail – fail the country."
--Former Deficit Reduction Commission co-Chair Erskine Bowles, to the super committee, Nov. 1(Carolyn Kaster/AP)
"I think it sucks."
--Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., on the St. Petersburg Times changing its name to the Tampa Bay Times, Nov. 2(AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
"Democrats are more interested in building a campaign message than in rebuilding roads and bridges."
--Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Nov. 3(J. Scott Applewhite/AP)