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  • adjective Alternative spelling of hot button.


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  • In all our analyses, views on premarital sex rather than on abortion or homosexuality are the most robustly associated with evangelicalism, suggesting that what sparked the growth of evangelicalism was less hot-button politics than deeply personal moral concerns.

    American Grace

  • Going on to invoke nearly every hot-button issue of the day including abortion, immigration, and “xenophobia,” Rabbi Knobel leaves his congregants with the injunction to “consider how this great superpower will use its resources to help bring about a safer, more just and compassionate world.”

    American Grace

  • DETROIT—Ford Motor Co. paid Chief Executive Alan Mulally more than $26.5 million in salary and stock compensation last year, an amount likely to become a hot-button union issue during labor negotiations later this year.

    Ford's Mulally Paid $26.5 Million in 2010

  • But forces outside her control - namely the future ideological makeup of the court and the unforeseen hot-button issues that will confront her - will ultimately shape the legacy she will leave.

    Analysis: What impact will Sotomayor have on the high court?

  • After all, the plot is essentially about a man exiled overseas by a hot-button political issue of his own making.

    Movie Review: The Ghost Writer » Scene-Stealers

  • Credit Suisse shareholders are granted a consultative vote on banker pay, which is a hot-button issue, particularly among retail shareholders in Switzerland.

    Credit Suisse Pushes Pay Overhaul

  • As a presumed member of the progressive faction, Sotomayor could find herself on the losing end of many a fight over hot-button issues in the near future, relegating her to writing dissents.

    Analysis: What impact will Sotomayor have on the high court?

  • - Jonathan O'Connell and myself report on what promises to be a hot-button issue for a city government struggling to close a huge budget hole: William C. Smith & Co. is ready to bring a Whole Foods Market to the Nationals Park area, just across the Southeast Freeway from Capitol Hill.

    DeMorning DeBonis: Feb. 15, 2011

  • The attack comes just days after Giffords, a Democrat, was sworn in for a third term, after narrowly defeating Republican Jesse Kelly in a fierce re-election battle that focused on hot-button issues such as health care and immigration.

    Obama, Boehner, others from both parties condemn Tucson shooting

  • "Republicans should not be using the budget process to deal with hot-button social issues," Van Hollen added, referring to recent Republican amendments such as one that would block federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

    Chris Christie: Collective bargaining rights 'didn't come down from tablets on top of the mountain' (Sunday talk shows)


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