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NEW YORK, N.Y., July 12...Anarcho-Feminist presidential candidate Leah Schildkraut posed a provocative challenge to John McCain and Barrack Obama today. "Give us your position on a woman's right to orgasm." She was referring to an amendment to the Ecuadoran Constitution proposed by...
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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, June 29...They're speeding, kvetching and sporting lacy teddies under their abayas. Welcome to the new Saudi Arabia. The desert theocracy, long under the iron control of Wahabist fundamentalists, is experiencing a massive social upheaval that will change it forever,...
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LAS VEGAS, Nevada, June 27...The Electoral College is obsolete, the popular vote can be fraudulently manipulated. The only thing you can depend on in this country is hard cash. That's what people are saying all over the US. Or at least in front of Stash's Kielbassa in the Greenpoint section of...
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MOGADISHU, Somalia, June 25...There was no joy in Mogadishu recently when the war-torn nation of Somalia edged out Zimbabwe and the Sudan to take first place on the Failed States Index. The Index, put together by Foreign Policy Magazine and the Fund for Peace focuses on " twelve indicators...
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AUSTIN, Texas, June 22...Anarcho-Feminist presidential candidate Leah Schildkraut lost the support of several major Texas fundraisers last night when she vowed to change the Lone Star state's "culture of exploitation, intimidation and deceit." "We spoke the truth to money...
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NEW YORK, N.Y. June 20...The hottest souvenir at the Republican Convention in Minneapolis-St. Paul this summer won't be McCain buttons--it will be Obama flip flops and matching shorts. So says Efraim Durg, president of Shmatte Statements, a design firm that specializes in politically-themed...
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LOS ANGELES, Calif, June 18... The fault is not in ourselves, but in our stars, says Efraim Durg. Reeling from a huge loss, Durg, the founder of Durgometrics, a hedge fund that specializes in sports betting, blamed "bad celebrity vibes" for the L.A. Lakers humiliating loss in the...
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WASHINGTON, D.C., June 16...Tim Russert's sudden death has inspired urgent medical questions, intense soul-searching and even some self-congratulation. The 58 year old host of MEET THE PRESS died of a massive heart attack last week while recording voice overs for his Sunday show. An autopsy was...
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