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At least two of the presidential candidates decided to have a laugh this April Fools' Day. Hillary Clinton challenged Barack Obama to a winner-take-all bowling tournament, while John McCain stopped by CBS to take revenge on David Letterman for all of those old-man jokes.

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Rep. Dennis Kucinich flexes his comic muscle by responding to Stephen Colbert's challenge to empty his pockets on the air. It's a shame he didn't get to dive into the issues, but it's nice to see a candidate who can take a joke.

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Maybe not. Although Jonathan Tasini would like to be the next maverick primary candidate to beat an entrenched pro-war Democrat?Hillary Clinton, in this case?he's failed to garner anything near the support Ned Lamont managed against Joe Lieberman.

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In signing a bill intended to ban almost all abortions in the state, Gov Mike Rounds is directly challenging the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v Wade ruling, hoping that a more conservative court will revisit the issue (The South Dakota bill is particularly draconian: It makes no exceptions for rape or incest)

  • The NY Times reports that parental-notification laws do little to discourage abortions or pregnancies
  • Watch a related report on PBS Online NewsHour or read the transcript
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