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Berlusconi: Let's Rename Our Party 'Go Pussy!'

It was a joke, but he really does want to rename party

(Newser) - Silvio Berlusconi thinks he has a branding problem. He wants to rename his People of Freedom party “because people no longer carry it in their hearts,” he told lawmakers from his coalition according to the AFP . He said they’d consider “any suggestions,” but then as... More »

Berlusconi Cracks Wise About Hitler

Critics say it's time Italian leader saw a shrink

(Newser) - Silvio Berlusconi's critics are demanding an apology after the Italian leader hit a new low with wisecracks about Hitler and his own sexual prowess at a youth rally over the weekend. "A little after Hitler died his supporters discovered he was in fact still alive," Berlusconi told cheering... More »

Fearing Election Losses, Berlusconi Calls Rival Ugly

Italian PM lashes out as polls put his party at disadvantage

(Newser) - Silvio Berlusconi is getting nasty over the prospect of his party losing seats in this weekend's regional elections, and he's aiming his fury at the media, judges, and…the governor of the Piemonte region? “You know why Bresso is always in a bad mood?” said Berlusconi about the 65-year-old... More »

EU Election Pounds Left

Low turnout across 27 nations leads to extremist gains

(Newser) - The center-right won a clear victory in this weekend's European parliament elections, while a record low turnout helped far-right and extremist groups make gains across the 27-nation bloc, the BBC reports. The ruling conservative parties in France, Germany and Italy performed well, while in Britain Labor came in a dismal... More »

Berlusconi Calls Rival an Obama Copycat

He ridicules the self-drawn comparisons

(Newser) - Silvio Berlusconi is calling his election opponent a Barack Obama copycat–and not in a good way. To keep his 7-point lead in the polls, Italy's former leader has distributed a package to his People of Freedom (PDL) candidates on how to bash Rome Mayor Walter Veltroni in the media.... More »

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