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Clinton, Giuliani top picks for costumes Clinton tops closest contender by 23 percentage points Once again, Hillary Rodham Clinton leads in a poll. This time, she was top choice when people were asked which major 2008 presidential candidate would make the scariest Halloween...
Edwards plans big for presidency Candidate: Sacrifice must be priority, too By LAUREN R. DORGAN Monitor staff John Edwards says if he's elected president, he'll institute a New Deal-like suite of programs to fight poverty and stem growing wealth disparity. To do it, he said, he'...
By ADAM NAGOURNEY and JEFF ZELENY Published: October 28, 2007 COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 27 — Senator Barack Obama said he would start confronting Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton more directly and forcefully, saying Friday that she had not been candid in describing her views on...
N.Y. Will Offer Secure Driver's Licenses to Citizens Illegal Immigrants Will Be Allowed to Get a Version, a Move Homeland Security Secretary Criticizes Associated Press Sunday, October 28, 2007; Page A02 The Bush administration and New York announced an agreement yesterday to...
With New Device, Police Shake, Rattle and Roll D.C.'s High-Tech 'Rumbler' Siren Emits a Low-Frequency Vibe You Can Feel By Allison Klein Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, October 29, 2007; Page B01 With his lights and sirens blaring, D.C. police officer Lou Schneider raced to...
Texas may demand deeper thinking in its public schools Web Posted: 10/26/2007 12:28 AM CDT Melissa Ludwig Express-News Writing research papers with citations, explaining plate tectonics and probing why historians have competing versions of the past. Such high level skills could...
Seeking Savings, Employers Help Smokers Quit By MILT FREUDENHEIM Published: October 26, 2007 Corporate America has made big strides toward the smoke-free workplace. Its next goal: the smoke-free worker. Many businesses are seeking to reduce their medical bills by paying for...
Mexicans Miss Money From Relatives Up North By ELISABETH MALKIN Published: October 26, 2007 EL RODEO, Mexico — For years, millions of Mexican migrants working in the United States have sent money back home to villages like this one, money that allows families to pay medical...
Four kids ingested cocaine, police say Parents jailed; tots, 4 siblings are removed by CPS By LINDSAY WISE Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle A mother and father are now in a Harris County jail after four of their eight young children tested positive for cocaine, Houston police...