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8:53 AM, Jan 2, 2009 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
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"At war today in Gaza, one combatant is committed to causing the most civilian pain and suffering on both sides. The other combatant is committed to saving as many lives as possible -- also on both sides."

Hamas vows revenge on Israel, as soon as it can escape from under the barrage of precision-targeted bombing taking out its leaders.

The many charms of Roland Burris.

Ouch: Illinois Dems deserve Burris, who is "at least six parts ego to one part performance, a charmless, presumptuous irritant on the stump and at the debate lectern."

Ouch: "Caroline is here, in case you all were wondering," Paterson said loudly. "She's 7 and she's ready to go to the Senate."

AP and MSNBC still obsessing over Palin's family members and their significant others, like gossip rags.

Top bidders contenders for Rahm Emanuel's seat rise from the pristine waters of Illinois politics.

Obama transition connects high-minded, educational essay contest for inauguration tickets to its neverending fund-raising efforts.

Happy coincidence: Convention of leather fetishists and Obama inauguration coincide in D.C.

North Carolina governor says it's newspaper's job to be nice to him.