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From NPR News, this is Weekend Edition. I'm Liane Hansen. And these were some of the voices in the news this past week.
Mr. BILL FORD (Chairman and CEO, Ford Motor Company): Today we declare the resurgence of the Ford Motor Company. We call our plan The Way Forward. It builds on the innovation-driven vision that we talked about last September. It's a strategy that calls for sacrifices at all levels of the company.
Ms. Cheryl Frager (Ford Motor Company employee): But, we all knew it was coming. They told us back in 2001 that we would close earlier than this. So, we saw the writing on the wall. It is hard, it's very hard.
Senator BARBARA BOXER (Democrat, California): It is my belief that this nominee's legal philosophy and views will essentially swing the court far out of the mainstream, toward the legal philosophy and views that do not reflect the majority views of this country.
Senator CHUCK GRASSLEY (Republican, Iowa): Judge Alito will be a great justice, not a politician on the bench. He won't impose his personal views or be a judicial activist, but will make decisions as they should be decided in an impartial manner with the appropriate restraint in accordance with the laws and the constitution.
(Soundbite of Hamas celebration in the streets of Gaza)
Mr. AMRE MOUSSA (Secretary General, Arab League): The president of the (unintelligible), Abu Mazen, is from Fatah. The government will be from Hamas. Then this is cohabitation. So it is interesting that will activate the political life in Palestine.
President GEORGE W. BUSH: Well I've made it very clear that the United States does not support political parties that want to destroy our ally, Israel, and that people must renounce that part of their platform.
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