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Oh the irony

Hollie Newton • Jul 29, 2014 at 7:40 AM

50 years ago, 1964: Sir Winston Churchill, puffing his ever-present cigar, rode to Parliament in London for what was expected to be his last appearance in the corner seat on the front bench of the House of Commons. He was not seeking re-election. He had been in Parliament 64 years.

25 years ago, 1989: A congressional panel cut the $11 million sought for a sweeping survey of American sexual behavior, questioning the propriety of using public funds for such a controversial study.

10 years ago, 2004: John Edwards, the upbeat Southern populist on John Kerry's ticket, accused Republicans of trying to "take this campaign for the highest office in the land down the lowest possible road." The North Carolina senator asked American's to reject the tired, old, hateful, politics of the past and embrace a Democratic team full of promise.

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