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2009-01-20 14:00:14

Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts had only 35 words to utter but the placement of one word tripped him up Tuesday. Roberts misplaced the word faithfully while administering the oath of office to Barack Obama when he was sworn in as the 44th president. And after a split second of hesitation, Obama followed his lead. The wording is: I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of president of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect...

2006-04-13 19:00:52

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - A newly elected councilman in a tiny Florida village has refused to take an oath of office pledging support for the U.S. government because he adamantly opposes the war in Iraq. Councilman-elect Basil Dalack, 76, a Korean War veteran, won an uncontested election to fill a vacancy on the five-person council of the southeast Florida town of Tequesta. But he is refusing to take the oath of office -- due to be administered on Thursday -- because the oath...

2006-04-13 18:57:33

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - A newly elected councilman in a tiny Florida village has refused to take an oath of office pledging support for the U.S. government because he adamantly opposes the war in Iraq. Councilman-elect Basil Dalack, 76, a Korean War veteran, won an uncontested election to fill a vacancy on the five-person council of the southeast Florida town of Tequesta. But he is refusing to take the oath of office -- due to be administered on Thursday -- because the oath...


Word of the Day
jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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