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Issue: "Don't run, Newt," April 14, 2007

"Nobody wants to play chicken with our troops on the ground."

U.S. Sen. and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on his view that Congress would provide money for the Iraq War without a withdrawal timetable if Bush vetoes the Iraq War spending bill. Liberal bloggers have criticized Obama for the comment.

"This marriage made in heaven turned out to be a complete failure."

DaimlerChrysler investor Hans-Richard Schmitz on the ballyhooed 1998 merger of German automaker Daimler-Benz and U.S. automaker Chrysler. CEO Dieter Zetsche last week confirmed that the company is seeking to sell the Chrysler unit, which lost $1.5 billion last year.

"My Sweet Lord"

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The name of a 200-pound chocolate sculpture of what artist Cosimo Cavallaro says is a naked Jesus in a crucifixion pose. The Lab Gallery in New York shut down the exhibit after a public outcry.

"I saw them down at the school, but it never occurred to me that's what they were there for."

Missouri City, Mo., alderman candidate Joe Selle on poll workers at the school where he was registered to vote on April 3. Selle ran unopposed for alderman in the small town but forgot to vote, as did everyone else in his ward. Officials last week tried to determine whether the seat would remain vacant because no one received any votes.


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