The Bishop and the Butterfly: Murder, Politics, and the End of the Jazz Age
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    North Korea to Make Important Announcement Monday. Endorsement?

    North Korea is set to make an "important announcement" on Monday amid speculation over the health of its leader Kim Jong-Il, a Japanese newspaper has reported. The Sankei newspaper said there was speculation within Japan that the announcement could be about Kim's death or a change in government brought about by a coup. The 66-year-old Kim disappeared from public view in mid-August and failed appear on two important national holidays, leading to speculation that he was seriously ill.
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    Exclusive Interview: Joe the Plumber

    G: Hello readers. I have a very special guest today: Joe the Plumber, who has exploded from obscurity to celebrity faster than a photogenic moose-hunting governor. Joe, thanks for coming to my blog post.

    J: My pleasure, Genghis. I've always dreamed of being interviewed by a blog with a readership of 10 or 11 people.

    G: Think big, Joe. We're going for 17 today. I'm honored that you accepted the invitation. I'm sure that you're in high demand since you became the cause célèbre of the presidential debate.

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    How The American Dream helped create this American nightmare ....

    You hear a lot of conservatives nowadays wanting to place blame for the country's current economic crisis on the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977, which encouraged commercial banks to lend money to borrowers in low-income areas.

    The implication is that the CRA, enacted and significantly expanded under two different Democratic administrations, led to the creation and proliferation of the risky subprime mortgages that have brought the U.S. banking system to the brink of collapse.

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    DO IT FOR SARAH!!!!!!!!!

    HI EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!! so i'm gonna write something now that maybe u won't like Undecided but its REALLY IMPORTANT like the MOST IMPORTANT THING EVER except for prom AND for pursuing your dream of being a supermodel-political-commenter like tyra Kiss except not black unless u are black but i'm white!!

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    Remember, Remember the Fourth of November

    About a month ago, I wrote about the importance of remembering the motivation behind the firing of U.S. Attorneys, which has come to be known as the U.S. Attorney scandal.  At the time I found the relative quiet about the scandal in the run-up to the election a little disturbing.  Thankfully, a few things have changed since then.

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    Try googling "McCain Advisers"

    At the top of the results, you'll see a paid ad for Obama:

    Who Advises John McCain?
    Over 177 Lobbyists Run His Campaign Watch Obama TV Ads and Donate Today

    Those guys are smart.

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    Breaking: McCain Brainstorming Notes Leaked

    John McCain's campaign may be facing an uphill battle, but he and his staff still have plenty of ideas according to notes from a campaign brainstorming session. The notes were leaked to major media outlets from a source close to John McCain who asked not to be identified for unidentified reasons:


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