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21 January 2008


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Media Miss Obama's Nevada Win -- The Democratic Caucus in Nevada on Saturday was a victory for Senator Barack Obama of Illinois. Quite why the media is claiming a victory for Hillary Clinton is unclear, but what is clear is that they are wrong. The nominee will be the candidate who marches most of the national convention delegates through the division lobby. By that measure, Mrs. Clinton lost in Nevada as Senator Obama took one delegate more than she did.

McCain Wins South Carolina, Trails Romney 2 to 1 -- Senator John McCain won the South Carolina primary on Saturday, and picked up 19 convention delegates in the process. The American media are treating this as a major break-though and have decided he is the front-runner going into Florida a week from tomorrow. The troublesome fact, though, is that he has about half the convention delegates as Governor Mitt Romney.

Markets Say Bush Stimulus Plan is Weak -- US stock markets are closed today for the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday The rest of the world, though, has rendered its verdict on the Bush White House's plan to stimulate the American economy. From Australia to England, the markets have plummeted.

Chess Great Bobby Fischer Dies at 64 -- Former world chess champion Bobby Fischer died on Friday in Iceland at the age of 64. He was US Junior Chess champ at 13. At the age of 15, he was a grand master. At 29, he defeated Boris Spassky, and by extension the entire Soviet chess program, for the title of world’s greatest player. Russian chess great and would-be politician Garry Kasparov said Mr. Fischer was, “the pioneer, some would say the founder, of professional chess.” Let the world remember him for that, and not for his repugnant rantings.

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