Top 10 Political Scandals of 2009

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6. Obama's Beer Summit

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The arrest of Obama pal and Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates by a white Cambridge, Mass., cop, prompting the president to hold a race-laced beer summit outside the Oval Office. Since the summit, tensions in the case have eased.

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