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Edwards: Jesus Would Be 'Appalled'

NEW YORK (AP) _ New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg had a slightly different answer on Monday for that same old question he's dismissed over and over: Are you going to run for president?

"I don't think so _ and if I was going to do it, I don't think I'd announce it right here," he said during a brief appearance Monday morning on Fox News.

The host noted that the billionaire businessman had a similar answer when asked, years ago, if he planned to run for mayor.

"And then fast forward, here you are," she said.

"You never know," he said.

For the record, just days ago Bloomberg told an audience at Harvard University that he was not, in fact, a presidential candidate.

Ever since the Democrat-turned-Republican won re-election in 2005, there has been some talk of a Bloomberg presidential bid. Most of the talk has been fueled by one of his aides, Kevin Sheekey, who has publicly acknowledged his efforts to cajole his boss into the race.

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) _ Democratic presidential contender John Edwards is mailing Iowa caucus voters some 70,000 DVDs that argue he is the only candidate with a health care plan for all Americans.

The Edwards campaign hoped to reach a significant number of Iowa's Democratic caucus voters with the DVD. Slightly more than 100,000 participated in the 2004 caucus.

"What America really wants in their next president is to be able to trust their president," Edwards says in the six-minute video. "In order for that to be true, they want to feel like ... the president is a good and decent and honest human being who's trying to do what's right."

The video and pamphlet specifically address health care problems and statistics in Iowa, where the state's leadoff caucuses will begin the nomination process.


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