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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Cheney’s WVa joke crashes & burns

Vice President Dick Cheney threw a verbal insult at West Virginians on Monday, but quickly apologized.

Talking about his family roots and how he’s distantly related to Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, the vice president noted that he had Cheneys on both sides of his family.

“And we don’t even live in West Virginia,” Cheney quipped.

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Kennedy recovering from brain surgery

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was recovering Tuesday at Duke University Medical Center, a day after undergoing risky surgery that experts said was designed to reduce his brain tumor and give chemotherapy and radiation treatments a chance to work.

The 76-year-old senator was expected to stay at the North Carolina facility for about a week before returning home to Massachusetts for further treatment.

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Is the end finally in sight?

Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton heaved toward the finish line in their exhaustive Democratic presidential odyssey with Obama poised to claim victory and Clinton facing the prospects of having to abandon a quest that once seemed a sure shot but became one of long odds.

And although Tuesday’s primary-season ending contests in South Dakota and Montana won’t decide the Democratic nomination, the closing of the polls could open the floodgates to dozens of superdelegates — members of Congress and other party leaders — long anxious to throw their support to Obama.

That could decide the nomination in a matter of days.

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So many pardons, so little time

President Bush has not been shy about exercising the powers of the presidency, even claiming some that don’t exist, but there is one presidential prerogative of which he has been unusually chary — the power to pardon.

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