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17 October 2008


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Irish Bookie Paying on Obama Bets Now -- After the last debate between John McCain and Barack Obama, the leftwing punditocracy gave the judgment that Mr. McCain hadn't done enough to make a comeback. The rightists claimed he won, and was looking better than he had. Enter Irish bookie, Paddy Power. The Dublin-based bookmaker started paying on bets that Mr. Obama will win the election as of yesterday”

French Soccer Fans Boo La Marseilles -- Wednesday, the Stade de France was the scene of a friendly soccer match between France and its former colony Tunisia. The game almost didn't happen. A few hundred fans booed during the singing of the French national anthem. Every politician from President Nicolas Sarkozy on down was enraged.

Swiss Government to Bail Out UBS -- The image of Switzerland includes rock solid banks and numbered accounts socked full of loot. That image took a bodyblow this week. The Swiss government says it will be bailing out UBS AG. The bank will get 6 billion Swiss francs in exchange for mandatory convertible notes to the government, with a coupon of 12.5 percent.

McCain and Obama Joke at Al Smith Dinner -- The Al Smith Dinner is a great charity event held by the Catholic Church in New York City. A white-tie affair, the dinner brings together the political elites of both parties for an evening of dining and humorous speeches. The headline act at last night's dinner was John McCain followed by Barack Obama.

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