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June 2008

Bush’s China Policy Will Outlive Presidency

June 27, 2008 // Financial Times - U.K. - English

The Bushes are heading for Beijing. By the busload. Visiting the Chinese capital last week, I was told that President Hu Jintao hopes to greet three generations of America’s first family at the opening ceremony for the Olympics. That must be some kind of record – and a nightmare for the secret service. [Read more]

Santa Monica Beach–No Smoking Laws and Other Harassment

June 27, 2008 // Bild - Germany - German

Summer’s here. And how! Over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in Los Angeles. Hardly bearable. It’s only good if you-–like Pierce Brosnan, Julia Roberts, or Matthew McConaughey-–own a little beach house in Malibu or Santa Monica. From there it’s just a hop into the cool Pacific. But, beware! The police patrol [Read more]

McCain and Obama Denounce Each Other as 'Flip-floppers'

June 27, 2008 // Le Monde - France - French

The two presidential candidates spent last week calling each other “flip-flopper”, introducing a term into the 2008 campaign that had made Democrat John Kerry lose in 2004. While until recently John McCain denounced off-shore oil drilling, on Tuesday, June 17, he announced that he supported it, arguing that “the [Read more]

Enormous Fight for Latino Vote

June 27, 2008 // El Diario Exterior - Spain - Spanish

Obama, who has never visited Latin America ... plans to travel to Mexico before the November elections. That’s great. But he’ll have to do much more than that.
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