IRELAND'S biggest bookmaker, Paddy Power, will pay out more than 1 million euros ($1.35 million) on bets that Barack Obama will be the next US president, three weeks ahead of the election.
the real star of the third and final presidential debate was neither John McCain nor Barack Obama, but a small-town plumber called Joe.
Judging by the opinion polls this week, the Alaskan Governor, Sarah Palin, probably will not get to be the US vice-president. But in her brief starring role on the global stage she has been a powerful psychic enema, flushing out the poison at the heart of establishment feminism for all to see.
DECADES from now as historians assess the early 21st century, the US's strategic response to the September 11, 2001 terror attacks and the 2008 financial meltdown will dominate the discussion.