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No Such Thing As Luck

Nancy Pelosi, set to become the first woman, Californian and Italian-American speaker of the House, defied the odds to drive her party to victory.  According to a San Francisco Chronicle profile, Pelosi’s determination and cold calculation had as much to do with the Democrats’ success as President Bush’s unpopularity.

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Bolton
iflipflop.com

Bye-Bye Bolton

U.N. envoy John Bolton’s recess appointment is unlikely to stand now that the Democrats have taken over Congress.  Although Bush has asked the outgoing Senate to rush through a confirmation, good news is doubtful for the controversial and cantankerous diplomat.

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Lincoln Chafee
projo.com

Chafee May Leave GOP

Rhode Island’s Sen. Lincoln Chafee says he may leave the Republican Party after losing in Tuesday’s election despite voting against the war in Iraq.

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Jesus Camp Shuts Down

The camp depicted in the documentary “Jesus Camp” is set to close due to the backlash generated by scenes depicting, among other things, prayers for President Bush and young children encouraged to speak in tongues.

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mex protest
globalgayz.com

Mexico City Backs Gay Unions

In the face of heated opposition, Mexico City’s Assembly passed legislation allowing gays the rights and privileges of civil unions.  Mayor Alejandro Encinas is expected to endorse the law, which will also offer protection to heterosexual couples.

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Jim Webb
New York Times

It’s Official.  Finally.

George Allen, the man who some say could’ve been president,  has finally conceded to challenger Jim Webb, at long last putting an end to speculation and granting the Democrats total control of both houses of Congress.

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Bush and Pelosi
From CNN

Watch Out for the Voodoo, Nancy

Using body language suggestive of Gloria Steinem squaring off with Larry Flynt, presumed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took her first post-election meeting with President Bush—engaging in what may have been the least comfortable handshake in modern American political history.

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Iraqi Death Toll

Iraq, by the Numbers

That’s the stunning new count of Iraqis killed in the war, according to that country’s health minister—a figure three times higher than previous Iraqi estimates.

  • The minister based his tally on an estimate of 100 bodies arriving at Iraq’s morgues and hospitals every day. He dismissed as inaccurate the widely touted claim of 655,000 Iraqi dead, made by a British medical journal.

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    Ken Mehlman
    From NBC

    Mehlman to Quit RNC

    CNN reported that Ken Mehlman is going to leave as chair of the RNC. According to CNN’s John King, “He’s been on the gerbil wheel, as one of his close friends put it, for well in excess of six years now, and he’s tired.”

  • Yeah, that, and he just got the biggest spanking of his political life…

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    Maliki & co
    epic-usa.org

    Iraqi Pols Respond to Elections

    Americans weren’t the only ones watching election returns late into the night.  Iraqi politicians, dependent on America for money, power and protection, held a meeting to debate the impact of a Democratic Congress.

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