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  • s  characterized by disorderly action and disregard for rules

  • Videos of these brutal, bare-knuckled bouts (there goes Kimbo left-hooking some guy in the face, there's a Kimbo victim lying dazed and bloodied on the ground) drew over 10 million .
  • That Bush would have an adviser as bare-knuckled as Frances Fragos Townsend, 44, isn't unusual, particularly for a portfolio as vital as counterterrorism.
  • Harnessing his intimate knowledge of the Capitol's back alleys, Cheney emerged as the bare-knuckled architect or, in the eyes of some, the shadowy puppetmaster behind .

  • Paul Krugman in Online Journal
    In December 2002, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman reported that House Majority Leader Tom Delay, one of Washington's "most feared and bare-knuckled partisans," had openly admitted he was "on a mission from God to promote a 'biblical...
  • Richard Land in New York Times
    But after the backlash from distrustful conservatives, Mr. Land said, "I will be shocked if the president doesn't nominate a strong, known conservative, and that will provoke a knock-down, drag-out, bare-knuckled brawl."
  • Bob Kerrey in USA Today
    He was more determined. He's a bare-knuckled fighter,says Kerrey, who supports fellow Democrat Barack Obama but admires both men.

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