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2008-11-04 06:00:00

By Jill Lawrence Democrat Barack Obama said months ago that he intended to compete hard in states that Democratic presidential nominees haven't won in decades. He's done so well at expanding the battleground that a dozen states could claim bragging rights as most dramatic or decisive in the race between Obama and Republican John McCain. Some states, such as Ohio, Florida and Missouri, are perpetually under the microscope on election nights because neither party can count on winning...

2008-11-04 09:10:00

The first Election Day ballots of the 2009 U.S. presidential election have been cast with Democratic nominee Barack Obama the beneficiary, officials said. In Dixville Notch, N.H., the vote was 15-6 in favor of the Illinois senator over Republican John McCain, the senator from Arizona, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported Tuesday. In Hart's Location, another early-voting New Hampshire burg, Obama got 17 votes to 10 for McCain and two write-in votes for U.S. Ron Paul, R-Texas. The last...

2008-11-03 15:00:00

DALLAS, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- With Election Day less than 24 hours away, experts, pundits and election insiders are tirelessly analyzing reams of data to determine who holds the latest edge in the 2008 United States Presidential Race. Determined to "weigh in" on a potentially neglected campaign issue, national fitness leader Gold's Gym conducted a nationwide poll of more than 3,000 gym-goers to determine which of the two candidates would make the better workout partner. If the Gold's Gym...

2008-11-03 12:00:16

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of the 2008 presidential election, Jewelry Television(R) (JTV) is offering Commemorative Presidential Birthstone Sets exclusively on Tuesday, November 4th (Election Day). Each set includes an oval cut gemstone of the nominee's birthstone and a carved onyx donkey or elephant celebrating the respective political parties. These limited edition sets are $19.99 and will be available on JTV's television broadcasts and http://www.jtv.com/. "It's a...

2008-11-03 06:00:14

By Donna Freydkin As Election Day looms, late-night comedy shows are wrapping up their campaign coverage in high style. Though Republican candidate John McCain's turn last weekend on NBC's Saturday Night Live doesn't look to surpass running mate Sarah Palin's 15 million audience two weeks ago, it's the second-highest-rated episode in 11 years in preliminary Nielsen figures. (Final numbers are due Thursday.) But McCain, unlike Palin, was fully involved in the comedy. He hawked QVC...

2008-11-02 15:00:00

Republican presidential candidate John McCain told supporters in Pennsylvania Sunday morning he senses a victory over Democratic rival Barack Obama. Speaking to an enthusiastic crowd of about 2,000 in Wallingford, Pa., the Arizona senator said he's been in many campaigns and knows "when the momentum is there," CBS News reported. "This enthusiasm, this kind of welcome, we're going to win Pennsylvania, we're going to win this election," McCain said. "I sense it and I feel it and I know it."...

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2008-11-02 11:37:48

With just two days before the presidential election, gossip, lies, insinuation and attacks are being posted on the Internet in hopes that these fallacies will influence voters before they head to the polls on November 4th. "It's a lot of mud being slung, it's understandable, but I think it's still kind of sad," said Nick DiFonzo, a psychologist and rumor expert at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. Candidates and their campaigns are passing along unconstructive tidbits in public...

2008-11-02 06:00:10

Although many comedians support Barack Obama's bid for the U.S. presidency, they will eventually poke fun of him if he's elected, comedy industry insiders say. Many comedians and late-night talk shows have mined the campaign of Republican Sen. John McCain and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for laughs, going much easier on Obama, who is popular in Hollywood circles. However, Carol Kolb, head writer of the Onion News Network, said if Obama is elected, the Democrat won't be exempt from teasing....

2008-11-02 03:00:13

Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden accused Republican John McCain Saturday of taking "the low road to the highest office in the land." Speaking to supporters at a rally in Evansville, Ind., Biden predicted that the tone of the campaign would fall even more before Tuesday's election, CNN reported. "In my view, over the last few weeks, John McCain's campaign has gone way over the top," Biden said. "They are trying to take the low road to the highest office in the land. It's not...

2008-11-02 03:00:02

Republican U.S. presidential nominee John McCain spoofed his own campaign in a "Saturday Night Live" sketch featuring Tina Fey as Sarah Palin. The show opened with McCain and Fey, as running mate Palin, giving their answer to Democratic nominee Barack Obama's 30-minute infomercial -- a segment on the home shopping channel QVC. "This has been an historic campaign, so why not remember it with our line of collectible products," McCain said in the sketch. "Such as Ten Commemorative plates that...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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