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  • n  an angry dispute

  • Their Hollywood dustup showed Hillary's reputation for campaign hardball.
  • Cheney's dustup with the normally non-controversial National Archives and Records Administration is the latest reminder that Cheney believes he can play by .
  • Reacts to Cochran recalling a dustup during an '87 Nicaragua meeting, saying it's "simply untrue.
News & Articles

  • How Obama Learned to Deal with the Taliban
    One thing is clear: the United States fumbled the rollout of peace talks with the Taliban, leading to the latest dustup with Hamid Karzai, the mercurial president of Afghanistan. But all that flying dust—harsh words, conciliatory phone calls late into the night—has obscured a more important development: The Taliban may well be weakening and worried about their future.
    June 21, 2013 - National Journal via Yahoo! News
  • What's Really Behind the Boxer-Lautenberg Feud
    Forget about the unseemliness of questioning a dead man's ability to sign off on a piece of legislation. The real issue at hand in the dustup between Sen. Barbara Boxer and supporters of the late Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg's chemical safety bill is Senate protocol.
    June 21, 2013 - CQ Politics
Quotes

  • Bob Beauprez in San Francisco Chronicle
    Hezbollah went through the dustup with the Israelis in '06. They've been completely resupplied by the Iranians, oftentimes providing materials through the Syrians and then flying materials into Damascus and then taking them by road into... Vice President Dick Cheney http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Cheney&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHymxtqqubcIN48tX54GpOGavPMUg Seattle Times http://www.google.com/url?q=http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politics/2004291932_apcheney.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGfDYf6bbyTr6zZa3g5oNfcNEhy6A Mar 20, 2008 31006 39871 dustup The whole issue of that dustup is behind us," Beauprez said.
  • Barack Obama in New York Times
    Mr. Obama at first joked that he wanted to respond to "a little foreign policy dustup yesterday."

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