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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Bush Ally Howard Faces Uphill Re-Election Battle

Lagging in opinion polls behind a resurgent center-left opposition,conservative Australian Prime Minister John Howard has opened a six-week election campaign by announcing tax cuts and stressing to voters that he is a known quantity.

"Love me or loathe me, people know where I stand on all the major issues of importance," he told a press conference in Canberra as he announced that a federal election would be held on Nov. 24.

Howard, 68, was first elected in 1996 and is seeking .......

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