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  • Kamala Harris, facing enormous pressure to go along with the settlement she remains opposed at this point, now must contend with being the main big-state holdout AND having a family member co-chairing the investigation panel!

    HUFFPOST HILL - Newt Going Home: Proposes Moon Base

  • But so is Wisconsin, especially because it's playing big-state Florida State.

    CBS controls when they play, who can watch

  • Financiers were offered deregulation and the abolition of limits on their behavior that had been in place since the Great Depression, in return for suspending their traditional opposition to left-of-center, big-state parties.

    Predators Reawakened in Return to Healthy Hostility

  • They also might note that "inaccessible" Senator Boxer operates six local offices around the state (compared that to the four operated by Dianne Feinstein, who will most surely land the paper's endorsement), and that her constituent services information is far more accessible than that of most big-state senators.

    Larry Womack: Chronicle's Boxer 'Endorsement' Reasserts Its Irrelevance

  • The injection of 9.6 trillion yuan ($1.4 trillion) worth of new loans from January to December 2009 has created asset bubbles in property markets and built up nonperforming loans at big-state owned banks and smaller peers.

    No More Silver Bullets for Beijing

  • Blair is the tax-and-spend, big-state, soundbite spouter who at three general elections hypnotized British voters into giving him the benefit of the doubt.

    Boycott Blair's Book!

  • Whatever the jury's decision, the trial laid bare the inner workings of one of the most successful fundraising operations in state history, as well as the preoccupations of a big-state governor who aspired to be president and wealthy, not necessarily in that order.

    Prosecutors take aim at Blagojevich in closing arguments

  • He's leading but she's racking up them big-state victories.

    Poll shows dead heat in Indiana

  • So let's call the "big-state" argument what it really is – a big load of B.S. Keshia from Florida

    Why West Virginians turned out for Clinton

  • Republicans mostly act like she doesn't exist -- an unusual turn of events considering her run of big-state victories and the fact that not so long ago Republican campaign plans were predicated on the idea of Clinton as the Democratic nominee.

    Hillary Who? - Real Clear Politics – TIME.com

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