Monthly Archives: May 2008

Senator Ted Kennedy Diagnosed With Brain Tumor

This is truly distressing news: U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has a malignant brain tumor, doctors treating him at Massachusetts General Hospital said Tuesday. Kennedy, 76, was hospitalized Saturday morning after suffering a seizure at his family’s compound at Hyannisport, … Continue reading

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Predicting Kentucky And Oregon

Update 11:00PM: As polls close in Oregon, NBC News calls the race for Barack Obama. We wait for the mail-in primary ballots to be counted to find out what the margin will be. Update 10:10PM: Hillary Clinton has thumped Barack … Continue reading

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I didn’t want this to pass without noting that Barack Obama drew an incredible 75,000 people at a rally in Portland, Oregon yesterday. These are unprecedented numbers in a political rally in the United States. (Note to the Clinton campaign: that’s … Continue reading

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“F*** yeah”: Worse Than Abu Ghraib

They scrawled the words "Fuck yeah" on the pages of the Holy Koran and then they shot it full of holes. Last week a few American soldiers in Iraq thought it would be cool to use the Koran for target … Continue reading

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Senator Edward Kennedy Hospitalized

Senator Edward Kennedy, the Liberal Lion of the Senate,  was rushed to the hospital this morning with a suspected stroke. CNN is now reporting that it may have been a siezure rather than a stroke. Everyone is cautiously optimistic. As … Continue reading

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