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In politics, stupid is as stupid does

For years my nomination for the "Dumbest Politician" award was a Georgia state senator who decided the illegal-drug business was the way to riches. The senator, a rotund man who nearly always had a big cigar in his mouth except when he was eating (think Boss Hogg in "The Dukes of Hazard"), arranged to meet two undercover cops he thought were South American drug kingpins.
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Bill Clinton’s phony black friends

Presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton should be leery of ever trusting the word of another black person, especially the word of elected officials, celebrities and other elites. She most certainly should never again trust the word of black preachers. Too many blacks have betrayed Clinton. They have been disloyal. They have lied to her, many to her face.
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Florida dumps plans for do-over primary

Cementing its reputation as a political spoiler, Florida Monday scrapped plans for a "do-over" primary, leaving the decision of what to do with a primary that didn't count up to the national party and the upcoming Democratic convention in Denver.
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McCain shows up in Iraq for surprise visit

Sen. John McCain, the Republican Party's presumptive nominee for president who has linked his political future to U.S. success in Iraq, was in Baghdad on Sunday for meetings with Iraqi and U.S. diplomatic and military officials, a U.S. government official said. Details of McCain's visit were not being released for security reasons, the U.S. embassy said.
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Obama picks up more delegates, expands lead

Democrat Barack Obama expanded his fragile lead in delegates over rival Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday, picking up nine delegates as Iowa activists took the next step in picking delegates to the national convention. More than half the 14 delegates allocated to John Edwards on the basis of caucus night projections switched Saturday to Obama.
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Obama changes his story on Rezko

Presidential candidate Barack Obama said Friday that he got more political money from indicted Chicago businessman Antoin "Tony" Rezko than he has previously acknowledged. Rezko helped raise up to $250,000 for his various political races, Obama's campaign said. The campaign had previously put the figure at $150,000 but now says that amount was only for his 2004 Senate race.
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