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01. The human rights organization Amnesty International works on behalf of people whom it considers to be [political] prisoners in jails throughout the world.
02. The governor is fighting for his [political] life as a result of the recent scandal.
03. [Political] murders in the country are common, and there is very little effective opposition left alive.
04. He is involved in a [political] club at the university, and hopes to run for office in the near future.
05. Mao Zedong once suggested that [political] power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
06. Will Rogers once said, "The short memories of American voters is what keeps our [politicians] in office."
07. Throughout the centuries, the [political] structure of ancient China varied with cycles of civil war and conquest.
08. Napoleon once remarked that in [politics], stupidity is not a handicap.
09. Machiavelli once observed that [politics] have no relation to morals.
10. Nikita Khrushchev once said that [politicians] are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers.
11. Buttons were used for the first time in [political] campaigns in the American election of 1896.
12. According to a poll, only 29 percent of married couples agree on most [political] issues.
13. If you ask me, [politics] is a dirty business that often seems to attract people that are simply hungry for power.
14. She has been involved [politically] with the Green Party for about 5 years.
15. Haiti has been the victim of [political] violence for most of its history.
16. The island of Malta is divided [politically] over the question of joining the European Union.

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