Obama's Bad Health Care Promise Is 2013 Top Quote

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President Barack Obama's acknowledgement that his promise that Americans could keep their health insurance plan turned out to be inaccurate has been named the year's best quote.

Other notable quotes including Pope Francis' urging that the Catholic Church reduce emphasizing hot-button issues like abortion, a Republican governor insisting on changes in his party and a Pakistani teenager who was shot by the Taliban calling for a campaign against illiteracy, poverty and terrorism.

Yale University librarian Fred Shapiro released his eighth-annual list of the top quotes of 2013 and says they reflect a theme of change.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford became the first Canadian to make the list with his admission he smoked crack cocaine.

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