British Home Secretary Jack Straw praises it as something that will "protect the weak." Conservative Shadow Home Secretary Ann Widdecombe denounces it as "a mechanism for all sorts of nonsense." Today the English got something that we Americans have enjoyed for more than 200 years. What?
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Friday's Question (No. 484)—"Science Is Golden":
Responding to a reporter during a photo op before Thursday's Cabinet meeting, President Clinton answered, "Well, first of all, this administration treated that issue as purely one of science and medicine." What was the question?
"Is oral sex a viable treatment for glaucoma?"—Larry Amoros
"Is this going to keep itching?—Charles Star
"Does Tom Clancy write his own books?"—Matt Sullivan
"They've cloned Janet Reno! Head for the hills!"—Greg Diamond
"How did you keep Joe Lockhart's coat looking so shiny and healthy all these years?"—T.G. Gibbon
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