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Foreign Policy magazine has identified the 10 worst predictions of the year William Kristol, who seems to get it wrong more often than right, tops the list with this doozy: "If [Hillary Clinton] gets a race against John Edwards and Barack Obama, she’s going to be the nominee Barack Obama is not going to beat Hillary Clinton in a single Democratic primary I’ll predict that right now".

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My computer will allow a letter to be displayed at a maximum 500 percent of its normal size. That isn't big enough for a capital "H" that conveys the towering hypocrisies of the Sarah Palin political wardrobe malfunction.

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Opinion surveys, voter registration totals and cable television ratings indicate that Americans have been engrossed by the marathon presidential campaign. In a week and a half, it'll be over. What will we do to fill the void in our lives?

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Former Sen. John Edwards was supposed to speak in Denver at the Democratic National Convention, but he had an affair. Will the Democrats now forget about his signature issue?

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Maybe Slippery John somehow convinced Earnest John that this moment would never come. In fact, it was inevitable -- and if Edwards had somehow won the Democratic nomination, the party would be in the midst of a historic meltdown.

What's Sex Got to Do With It?
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If I had to choose between George W. Bush, naked and neighing on all fours while being ridden around the Oval Office by a spurred cowgirl Condoleezza Rice, or enduring his shredding of domestic and international law to wage an illegal war and bilking of the country on behalf of his corporate backers, I could learn to stomach a wide array of sexual escapades.

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Barack Obama's vice presidential vetting committee has been meeting with lawmakers in Washington, so naturally a few names have started to filter out. Most were to be expected (Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Jim Webb and so on), but among them is someone you may not have heard of: retired Gen. James Jones, a veteran of the Vietnam War and former supreme allied commander of NATO. Of course it's far too soon to place bets.

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More than halfway through a political season in which public concern about America's porous, confusing and costly health insurance system has consistently emerged as one of the chief worries of a squeezed electorate, this is what we can expect when the new president takes office next year: not so much.

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