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Deal or no deal? The effort to protect the safety of a blind Chinese lawyer who escaped house arrest to the U.S. embassy seems to be unraveling.

Rich Wall Streeters still don’t like Barack Obama, but at least it’s because they are totally clueless: one of them recently had the idea that the president should defend the 1% by giving a big, healing speech asking Americans to stop criticizing the rich.

Revelations from a new biography: In 1984, when Barack Obama was barely out of college and living in New York City, he 1) was depressed 2) wrote pretentious love letters where he cited T.S. Eliot and 3) displayed “sexual warmth,” at least according to a journal kept by an ex-girlfriend when they were dating.

Georgia just banned most late-term abortions.

A GOP official in Nevada is worried that a gang of wild Ron Paul delegates will disrupt the national convention in August.

The S.E.C. is now going after the one ratings agency without a blatant conflict-of-interest.

 

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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