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13 February 2008


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Clinton, Huckabee Lose Three More -- Dubbed by some marketing moron the “Potomac Primary,” the states of Virginia and Maryland along with the District of Columbia voted in presidential primaries yesterday. Again, Senator Barack Obama swept Senator Hillary Clinton on the Democratic side, while Senator John McCain beat Governor Mike Huckabee thrice on the Republican side. Now, it’s on to Hawaii, Wisconsin and for the GOP Washington State and the territory of Guam for more of the same.

US Seeks Death Sentences for Guantanamo Six -- The US has decided at long last to try six of the men it is holding at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The prosecutors have said they are after the death penalty in all six cases. The men will be tried under the military tribunal laws Congress passed after the attacks of September 11, 2001, meaning the death sentence is probable. In a uniquely American fashion, though, these show trials will be held in secret, which sort of undermines the whole idea.

Writers Win Strike, Go Back to Work -- For about 100 days, the Writers’ Guild of America refused to put pencil to paper to help create TV shows and films. Their beef with the studios centered on residual payments for DVDs and new media as well as some jurisdiction issues. The studios were certain that they could outlast the scribblers, but in the end, some smart politics and some unity brought the 10,500-member union a win. The WGA isn’t the UAW or the Teamsters, but it proved it was a union capable of winning one for its members.

Uno the Beagle Wins the Westminster Dog Show -- Until now, the most famous beagle in the world was Snoopy from the Charles Shultz comic strip “Peanuts.” That may change after a 15-inch beagle named Uno won best in show at the 132nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden last night. He was the first beagle to win the Hound Group since 1939 and the first ever to win best in show at Westminster. And he’s a charmer.

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