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Harry Reid
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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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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.

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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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    Detainees to Seek Charges Against Rumsfeld

    A dozen men who were held at Abu Ghraib intend to file charges with Germany’s top prosecutor to seek a criminal investigation and prosecution of the outgoing defense secretary, along with various other top Bush administration officials, over the detainees’ alleged mistreatment.

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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.

    Posted on Nov 10, 2006 READ MORE


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    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.

    Posted on Nov 9, 2006 READ MORE


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