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  • Matt is correct, of course, in that Obama needs to arm-twist some Republicans, but what exactly can he do to them?

    Matthew Yglesias » Concrete Pressure

  • But with Members of Parliament rebelling against the President over the oil debate, I am not sure how much President Museveni can continue to arm-twist Parliament to serve his political interests.

    Matt Bieber: Religion And Reckless Courage: Activist Val Kalende On The Fight For LGBT Rights In Uganda

  • Of course, the delays may have been to allow the Roberts side of the court to arm-twist the vote they needed to prevail.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: January 20, 2010

  • Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi tried to arm-twist the managers of Chinese foreign exchange reserves to buy the country's bonds, prompting Premier Wen Jiabao to call for Europe to put its house in order before asking China for a bailout.

    Europe Doesn't Need China's Money

  • "There have been instances where if you had a few more connections and are willing to arm-twist, you get ahead of the curve," says Akil Hirani , managing director of Majmudar & Co., a Mumbai law firm.

    India's Tata Finds Home Hostile

  • They are constrained by the separation of powers and forced to ride the tiger of public opinion; they must persuade, cajole, and arm-twist to get their way.

    America, Inc.

  • The talks, which lasted 20 days, would not have taken place had he not spent three months shuttling among the principal Serbian, Croatian and Muslim leaders to cajole, arm-twist and threaten, while also employing the bone-jarring power of U.S.-led NATO airstrikes.

    Richard Holbrooke dies: Veteran U.S. diplomat brokered Dayton peace accords

  • Which did explain how she knew that very painful arm-twist lock.

    Spa©e headz

  • If this sounds like your garden variety squabble between government budget keepers and a professional sport team trying to woo, wheedle, cajole and otherwise arm-twist for financing, that's a reasonable reaction.

    Rainy Seattle washes out as NBA city

  • Washington is trying to arm-twist Pakistan into being more obedient and widening the war against its own fiercely independent Pashtun tribes - wrongly called ` Taliban. '

    Eric Margolis: Lies Drive the Afghan War

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