The Kensington Review

28 January 2008

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Obama Doubles Clintonís South Carolina Votes -- The Democrats held their South Carolina primary on Saturday. Senator Barrack Obama of Illinois had led Senator Hillary Clinton of New York by about 8% in the polls about 38% to 30%, with former Senator John Edwards of North Carolina trailing at around 20%. When the ballots were counted, Senator Obama more than doubled Mrs. Clintonís score, winning 55% to her 27% and Mr. Edwards' 18%.

Prodiís Resignation Shreds Italyís United Left -- Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi managed to stay in office 20 months. His center-left alliance of 9 political parties (ranging from Catholics to Communists) collapsed in a heap last week. If there are new elections, the former governing coalition will be trounced by the right led by Silvio Berlusconi. Itís been a long time since a political grouping committed electoral suicide with such deliberate foolishness.

IMF Head Says Low Rates Arenít Enough -- The International Monetary Fundís managing director, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, stunned a great many people over the week-end when he said, ďI donít think we would get rid of the crisis with just monetary tools; a new fiscal policy is probably today an accurate way to answer the crisis.Ē Not only does he support the US governmentís plan to rebate taxes to some people, heís urging other countries to do the same.

Screen Actorsí Guild Honors Charles Durning -- The Screen Actorsí Guild held its awards ceremony last night in Hollywood. Since SAG has backed the Writersí Guild in its strike, the writers gave their blessing to the SAG awards. So the glamour starved public got to see the red carpet, the limousines, the trillion-dollar dresses, and the rest of it. Also, the public got to see a true actor honored by his profession Ė Charles Durning received a lifetime achievement award.

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