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  • The president suggested that he was open to a more modest deal that at least makes some effort-a "down payment," he termed it-to attack the deficit.

    News - latimes.com

  • The charge is simple: We're calling on people from all types of organizations-businesses, public institutions, agencies, non-profits, foundations, you name it-to visit our website and share with us the big ideas they have to make their places of work more innovative, more effective and more competitive.

    Forbes.com: News

  • In the four years I've owned mine, I've bounced it off reservoir riprap, stuck it in the mud, and generally heaped abuse on it-to no discernible effect.

    Cheap Shots

  • But the secrets he uncovers among the enigmatic Force mystics of the distant world Dorin may bring his quest-and life as he knows it-to a sudden end.

    Tour: Aaron Allston - Suvudu - Science Fiction and Fantasy Books, Movies, and Games

  • Also I think what th Prof is trying to say is that Obma is like a black hole and is just trying to get one of her more crass commenters to say it-to avert the label of well-you know..

    Biden's "I think I probably have a much higher IQ than you do" rant ends with by a plea for a Democratic leader with oratorical powers.

  • After the publication of the bomb-shell meta-analysis in the NEJM we witnessed a battle of words,data manipulation or analysis-depending on how you look at it-to determine who would control the narrative.

    The Avandia scrum and the art of war and narrative control

  • I point out these facts not-as Republican talking points would have it-to stir up class envy.

    The Audacity of Hope

  • I had had enough to do with young males-well, any age, really; they all did it-to realize the complete futility of reproach in such situations, and since he had broken neither the eggs nor his legs, I merely took the nest and held it while he gulped for air and my heart resumed beating at its normal speed.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • Phaedre moved to shut it-to sleep with a window open was considered most unhealthy, and likely was, given the various mosquito-borne diseases in this swampish atmosphere.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • It seemed natural-though plainly Cameron had intended it-to walk about together for a bit then, the cool air of the evening a respite from the smoke inside the house, and speak of things of common interest-John Stuart, for one, and the ways and means of the Southern Department.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

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