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  • n. Plural form of obstacle.


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  • The speaker of the parliament, Dr. Ayad al Samarrai, said at a news conference that the parliament had resolved 90 percent of what he called obstacles -- including allowing Iraqis to vote directly for individual candidates, not just party lists -- but that lawmakers remained deadlocked over how January's scheduled parliamentary elections should be conducted in oil-rich northern Kirkuk province.

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  • How the characters react to the crisis, how they solve the puzzle despite obstacles, is what interests me.


  • One of the main obstacles to a 60 vote Democratic majority allowing 51 Senators to pass legislation is Joe Lieberman, who lost his Democratic primary, and then won re-election anyway with largely Republican and independent voters.

    Matthew Yglesias » Ungovernable America

  • That moral claim is being turned on its head as more Americans come to understand that teachers unions and the public bureaucracy are the main obstacles to reform.

    Hating 'Superman'

  • SFS: As a publisher yourself of Robert J. Sawyer Books, what do you see as the main obstacles to getting fiction in front of readers and how can those obstacles be overcome?

    SF Signal Interviews Robert J. Sawyer

  • One of the main obstacles in the path of further devolution has been the unwillingness of Welsh Labour MPs to accept any such culling of their numbers as a consequence of the Assembly gaining full (er) legislative powers.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • The Australian share market lost momentum after rising 10% over the past three weeks, with the rapid appreciation of the Australian dollar and oil prices offering short-term obstacles.

    Asia Mixed; Samsung Weighs on Seoul

  • Power outages are a daily reality across the Dominican Republic, and is often said to be one of the main obstacles in its development plans.

    Global Voices in English » Dominican Republic: Solving the Issue of Power Outages

  • He has been handed more diasters than any president, yet gets nothing but obstacles from the party of NO.

    King: Busy week for the president

  • One of the main obstacles Deutsche Bahn faces is the way the train is powered.

    Deutsche Bahn Rail Company Introduces High-Speed Train To Take On Eurostar (VIDEO)


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