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UTube.com vs. YouTube.com

In what may be the most brazenly frivolous lawsuit of all time, an Ohio pipe company whose website, utube.com, has been crippled by Web surfers looking for YouTube.com, is suing for damages, and is demanding that YouTube cede its domain name to the pipe company. (more…)

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Pastor Ted Says…

Proving again that there’s no hypocrisy immune to T-shirt satirization, CafePress.com is selling Ted Haggard garb with aphorisms like the one above. (h/t: Chris from Hollywood Ghetto)

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Keyboard Kommandos
From The Poorman

Keyboard Kommandos Strike Again!

Don’t miss this hilarious, topical comic strip, which sends up everything from John Kerry’s non-gaffe to Tom DeLay’s Bible-bumping.

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Diebold
From AP

BradBlog Surfaces ‘Pentagon Papers’ of E-Voting

Our co-Truthdigger of the week, Brad Friedman, has obtained a copy of the “Risk Assessment Report” of Diebold’s e-voting machine, which was commissioned by the state of Maryland but never released in full, and which details a huge number of security flaws in the voting system. (Kudos to Bradlog freelancer Rebecca Abrahams for surfacing the report.)

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Bill O'Reilly
From cbsnews.com

Abortion Doctor Wants O’Reilly Probe

A Kansas abortion doctor wants a special prosecutor to probe the means by which records about his patients ended up as fodder on the Bill O’Reilly show.

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Dems’ Edge in Polls Has Shrunk

According to the latest USA Today/Gallup Poll, the Democrats’ advantage among likely voters has shriveled from last month’s high of 23 points to 7.  Still, the numbers bear a close similarity to results heading into the 1994 election that gave Republicans control of Congress. (h/t: Slate)

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theonion.com

Cheney Will Be Armed on Election Day

The vice president this Tuesday will be on a hunting trip, his first since he shot friend Harry Whittington in the face.

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Haggard
rockymountainnews.com

In Letter to Congregation, Haggard Admits ‘Immorality’

In a letter read on Sunday to his former congregation, Ted Haggard admitted to sexual immorality and deception.  Though Haggard initially denied having sex with a former male escort, the oversight board charged with investigating the matter decided that allowing a gay man to massage him was reason enough for the pastor’s dismissal. (h/t: Huffington Post)

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rainbownetwork.com

Israel OKs Gay March

The Israeli attorney general has approved a gay pride march in Jerusalem despite concern from police and condemnation from religious extremists.  During last year’s march, an ultra-Orthodox Jew stabbed three people.

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Saddam Hussein
AP / Scott Nelson

Saddam Hussein Sentenced to Death

Saddam Hussein has been sentenced to death for crimes against humanity.  Reactions to the verdict illustrate the sectarian divisions that have become so familiar in Iraq, with celebrations erupting in Shiite and Kurdish areas while some Sunni neighborhoods turned to violent protest.

  • Truthdig classic: Juan Cole on Saddam’s trial

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