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Saying Times implied McCain affair, lobbyist sues for $27m

A handful of pro-Palestinian activists protested yesterday near the Hawaii vacation home of President-elect Barack Obama, urging a new approach to the Middle East. Obama did not acknowledge the protesters as he went by in his motorcade. A handful of pro-Palestinian activists protested yesterday near the Hawaii vacation home of President-elect Barack Obama, urging a new approach to the Middle East. Obama did not acknowledge the protesters as he went by in his motorcade. (Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images)
December 31, 2008

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RICHMOND, Va. - A Washington lobbyist sued The New York Times for $27 million yesterday, asserting that an article defamed her by giving the false impression she had an affair with Senator John McCain in 1999. The newspaper stood by the story, saying in a statement that it believes the article was "true and accurate" and that it "raised questions ... (Full article: 845 words)

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