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'Pakistan and Afghanistan are like twins conjoined.' HAMID KARZAI, President of Afghanistan, speaking at the inauguration of Pakistan's new President, Asif Ali Zardari, about the enduring troubles of the neighboring nations

'My name is the butt of a joke, the source of a laugh and the title of a scandal.' JACK ABRAMOFF, former Republican lobbyist, before being sentenced to four years in prison for corruption and tax evasion

'I think our third child is this campaign.' MICHELLE OBAMA, wife of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, on the possibility of expanding their family

'That's a lot of money we can be using...

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