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Issue: "Kerry praying for votes," Oct. 9, 2004

"We've already got enough crooks."

Washington, D.C., barber Sunni Ham on why he opposes naming the city's new Major League baseball team the "Senators." Commissioner Bud Selig announced last week that the Montreal Expos will move next year to Washington, which has not had a team since 1971.

"You can almost see the hand underneath the shirt today moving the lips."

Senior Kerry adviser Joe Lockhart, calling Interim Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi a U.S. "puppet" and giving ammunition to terrorists plotting to assassinate him.

"You have to push the limits of the tolerable."

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Johns Hopkins Middle East expert Fouad Ajami on the motivations of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and his followers in beheading hostages.

"Maybe we need to send a second notice."

Cloquet, Minn., city manager Brian Fritsinger on not receiving payment for a $3,000 bill that the city sent to the Kerry campaign to cover security costs for a recent campaign visit by John Kerry. Officials in several cities are asking both campaigns to reimburse them for increasingly expensive campaign visits. The campaigns say they are not responsible for such costs.

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