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Obama Tells Medvedev Let’s Talk After ‘My Election’ & More Open-Mic Gaffes

Obama told Medvedev they could talk more ‘after my election.’ Read about other open-mic blunders.

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George Allen: Macaca

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Rumors of George Allen’s not-so-racially-enlightened past percolated through the 2006 campaign for Virginia’s U.S. Senate seat. (Well, not exactly rumors: he kept a noose hanging from a ficus tree in his office as part of his “memorabilia” collection.) But the meme didn’t take hold until Allen was caught on tape at a campaign rally calling the cameraman—an opposition staffer named S. R. Sidarth—“macaca,” a racial slur common in Allen’s mother’s native Tunisia.

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