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Russ Feingold
russfeingold.org

Not Born to Run

While some of us are still recovering from our post-midterm hangovers, politicians already have their sights set on the 2008 presidential election.  Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) countered expectations today by announcing he would not seek his party’s nomination for president, choosing instead to focus on his work in the Senate.

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Bush
softvote.com

Bush Plumbs New Depths

According to the latest Newsweek poll, President Bush’s approval rating has sunk so low he’s in Dick Cheney territory at 31 percent, a record for the president.  The same data confirms the suggestion that Bush’s unpopularity did more to win Congress for the Democrats than did their own candidates.

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Elton John
fjkastl.de

Rocketman Tackles Religion

Sir Elton John said in a recent interview that all organized religions should be banned for sowing bigotry toward gays and turning people into “hateful lemmings.”

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smog
howstuffworks.com

Pollution-Eating Cement

An Italian cement company has developed a treatment for building materials that transforms pollutants into less harmful substances, such as water and carbon dioxide.  Experts suggest that covering 15 percent of a smog-choked industrial city like Milan could reduce pollution by 50 percent. (h/t: Engadget)

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Lieberman and Dean
usatoday.com

Lieberman Wants Back In

A spokesman for Joe Lieberman says the senator intends to serve in the next Congress as a full-blown Democrat, not an independent who merely caucuses with Democrats.

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John McCain
interet-general.info

McCain Gears Up to Run

Though he hasn’t made any official announcement, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) plans to launch a presidential exploratory committee—the first step toward running for the highest office in the land.

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Harry Reid
mnpublius.com

Democrats’ Iraq Pledge

Now that they’re in the majority, Democratic leaders have promised to step up oversight of the war in Iraq and demand a timetable for troop withdrawal.

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ENTER_ALT_TEXT
news.bbc.co.uk

The Dean Machine

It seems like just yesterday that Karl Rove was touted as a campaign genius.  Now Britain’s Labour Party is tapping Howard Dean for his election wisdom.

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James L. Davis
Joao Silva for The New York Times

Marine’s Reaction to the News: ‘Who’s Rumsfeld?’

Informed of Defense Secretary Rumsfeld’s resignation, a Marine lance corporal (above), in his second tour of duty in Iraq, replied that he had no idea who Rumsfeld was.

Posted on Nov 10, 2006 READ MORE


Israelis Hold Gay Pride Rally

From the BBC: “A controversial gay pride rally has taken place in Jerusalem despite calls from religious leaders to ban it.” Ultra-Orthodox Jews had opposed the event, saying homosexuality is an abomination in God’s eyes.

  • We still don’t get the Bible-derived anti-gay logic: God is powerful enough to create the universe, but then gets squeamish about the way in which two consenting adults choose to relate to one another?

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