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Groundhog predicts early spring

The handlers of Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, say the furry rodent has failed to see his shadow, meaning means he’s “predicted” an early spring. Members of the top hat-wearing Inner Circle announced the “forecast” at sunrise, just before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. A German legend has it that if a furry rodent sees his shadow on Feb. 2, winter will last another six weeks. If not, spring comes early. In reality, Phil’s prediction is decided ahead of time by the group on Gobbler’s Knob. The tiny hill is located just outside the town for which he’s named about 65
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Never-ending Presidential election carnival

With the much-ballyhooed Monday’s Iowa caucus finally underway, the voters — we are told — are starting to speak. Perhaps, but does whatever they say really mean anything in a Presidential election? Rick Santorum won a close victory over Mitt Romney in the Republican GOP caucus in Iowa in 2012.  Rich who?  He was gone before the primary season was over. Eventual GOP nominee John McCain finished with just 13 percent of the caucus vote in 2008.  Mike Huckabee, Romney and Fred Thompson finished ahead of the Arizona senator who went down to defeat to Barack Obama in the general
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