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  1. Rob Ford Loses Powers and Temper, Keeps Supporters

    What possible move can Toronto’s embattled mayor do next to further drop the jaws of global onlookers? This week saw the city council strip Ford of enough power to leave him as mayor in title only — an act he equated with Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait. It’s hard to keep up with the steady stream of antics that are keeping late-night talk shows waist-deep in jokes. Even former President George W. Bush is laughing. But die-hard Ford supporters are staying strong. The latest? Ford’s fitness coach has been identified as a convicted steroid trafficker. Perhaps the beleaguered leader should look south to Florida Rep. Trey Radel for advice on how to act gracefully when you’ve hit rock bottom.

    Sources: National Post, USA TodayThe Guardian, New York Times

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