Prime Minister Gordon Brown appears confident of securing a global deal at the G20 summit as he began a final round of diplomatic arm-twisting
But many were puzzled by the White House arm-twisting
on behalf of Watson's replacement: Indian environmentalist R.K.
has no voting members in Congress, the arm-twisting
has fallen to a group of D.C.
In the United Kingdom, the Timeshare Consumers Association (TCA) claims the industry systematically cheats consumers; it's pushing for legislation to end the arm-twisting
Last week's sale ends a period of intense arm-twisting
between Boston Properties, the Hadar family and several of their partners.
* Arlington, Va.: In perhaps the most over-the-top example of clerical arm-twisting
, a priest in suburban Washington, D.C., threatened a parishioner with denial of communion for displaying Democratic bumper stickers on her car.
But accumulating all that cash for the primaries must have kept volunteer fund-raisers hard at it arm-twisting
business partners, knocking on back room doors, and generally making the deals everyone swears they're not making.
As if he were writing about La Tour's Brawl, Stephen Koch describes Vinyl in Stargazer: The Life, World, and Films of Andy Warhol: "For all its fistfights, arm-twisting
, groveling, whining, sneering, for all its he-men pilloried and tortured, Vinyl is silly with a look of farcical cornball amateurism."
After prolonged debate, intensive arm-twisting
and down-to-the-wire compromises, Congress approved landmark legislation in late 1999 to overhaul the financial-services industry.
To pick one example from many: After campaigning on a refreshingly open and inclusive attitude toward gays and lesbians, Clinton later - and with minimal arm-twisting
- signed into law the Defense of Marriage Act, the most blatantly homophobic piece of legislation passed in recent years.
But last minute arm-twisting
by Speaker Newt Gingrich eroded enough moderate Republican support to doom the agency in the House.
By working with the Writers Guild, the producers and the broadcasters, we were able to do some gentle arm-twisting
to ensure that Albertans were afforded opportunities.