The Poodle Makes It Official

Brian Zick

David Stringer for AP reports: TRIMDON, England - Tony Blair said Thursday he would step down as prime minister on June 27, closing a decade of power in which he fostered peace in Northern Ireland and followed the United States to a war in Iraq that cost him much of his popularity.In a somber farewell, Blair made way for Treasury chief Gordon Brown to take the top post.

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