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19 December 2007


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Senator Clinton, Mayor Giuliani Top “Anti” Poll -- In a new Fox 5-The Washington Times-Rasmussen Reports survey, coming at the top of the poll was not what a candidate wanted. The survey simply asked, “Sometimes people vote for a candidate mainly because they're voting against someone else. Which of the leading presidential candidates would you most want to prevent from becoming president?” Mrs. Clinton got the unsupport of 40%, and Mr. Giuliani was a distant second with about 17%.

Pakistan Bans Sharif from Ballot -- The rigging of next month’s presidential election in Pakistan took a big step forward yesterday when the Electoral Commission banned former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from running along with his brother Shahbaz. The ban stems from previous corruption charges that the former PM claims are politically motivated. The fact that he’s the man against whom President Musharraf mounted his coup also has a lot to do with it.

Federal Deficit Under-Reported Says White House -- The federal budget deficit was $162.8 billion when it was reported two months ago. However, the Bush administration says that the total for the fiscal year, which ended September 30, 2007, would have been $275.5 billion if Uncle Sam had to do his accounts the same way private companies do.

Belgians Boo Beauty Queen Who Can’t Speak Flemish -- Belgium has a bit of a problem. The French-speaking part of the country, 4.5 million souls, and the Flemish-speaking part, 6 million, aren’t getting along. In fact, the language issue has prevented a government from forming after the last elections, and they were in June. Saturday night, some of the audience at the Miss Belgium beauty pageant booed the winner when they discovered she doesn’t speak Flemish, the local version of Dutch.

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