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S. Africa Parliament OKs Gay Marriage

South Africa’s National Assembly approved new legislation recognizing gay marriages. So now America is lagging behind the former apartheid state in civil rights.

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Terrorists Allegedly Bribed on Behalf of Fox News

Conservative website WorldNetDaily claims someone paid Palestinian terrorist organizations $2 million for the release of two Fox News reporters.  The payment was then allegedly used to buy weapons, meaning—if the claim is accurate—that someone financed terrorists on behalf of Fox News. (h/t: Americablog)

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Fox News Memo Toes Party Line

The Huffington Post has obtained an internal memo from Fox News outlining the network’s strategy following the U.S. midterm election: “And let’s be on the lookout for any statements from the Iraqi insurgents, who must be thrilled at the prospect of a Dem-controlled congress.”

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Vatican Condemns Border Policy

Days after California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger expressed concerns over the proposed (but unfunded) 700-mile fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, a high-ranking representative of the pope called the measure part of an “inhuman program.”

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thegully.com

Catholic Church Still Out of Touch

The U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has voted overwhelmingly to back the Vatican’s stand against gay sex, marriage and adoption.  The group also renewed its opposition to contraception, though only 4 percent of Catholic Americans abide by the ban.

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wndu.com

Snake in the Grass

On Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” Joe Lieberman acknowledged that he might switch parties if the going gets tough with the Democrats.  While characterizing the election as a win for moderates, Lieberman also thanked the 70 percent of Republicans who voted for him for their support.

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Hey, Iran, What’s All the Plutonium For?

International inspectors have found unexplained plutonium and highly enriched uranium traces in an Iranian nuclear waste facility and have asked Tehran for an explanation.

  • We’re guessing that Ahmadinejad isn’t trying to power a time machine, like the one from “Back to the Future” (above).

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    New RNC Chair’s Lawyer Penned Schiavo Memo

    The White House just tapped Sen. Mel Martinez (R.-Fla.) to replace Ken Mehlman as the new RNC chair. In 2005, Martinez’s general counsel admitted that he wrote the memo outlining the political advantage to Republicans from the Terry Schiavo case. (Martinez fired the lawyer after his authorship became public.)

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    Bush: I Can Hold Immigrants Forever, Without Trial

    From the AP: “Immigrants arrested in the United States may be held indefinitely on suspicion of terrorism and may not challenge their imprisonment in civilian courts,” Bush & Co. officials said Nov. 13.
    Maybe it’s time to stop singing that Lee Greenwood song “God Bless the U.S.A” ? (And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free…) Those lyrics don’t quite resonate anymore…

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    Rahm Emanuel
    Pete Souza / Chicago Tribune

    The House that Rahm Built

    Ruthless, savvy and profane, DCCC chair Rahm Emanuel played perhaps the largest single role in orchestrating 28 House victories for the Democrats last week. The Chicago Tribune used unprecedented backstage access over the course of the campaign to craft this gripping portrait of a master in action.

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