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States of Emergency: The Object of American Studies

States of Emergency: The Object of American Studies

By Russ Castronovo (Editor), Susan Gillman (Editor)

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Stuart Bowen
interet-general.info

Billions Wasted in Iraq

Stuart Bowen of the Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction says billions of dollars of Iraq’s national income are lost annually to corruption, with public funds often ending up in the hands of insurgents.  Bowen’s oversight office is set to close due to legislation passed by the Republican Congress.

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Jon Tester
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Meet Sen. Jon Tester

Curious about the little-known new senator from Montana? He’s a crewcut-sporting farmer and former music teacher whom Time’s Joe Klein called the epitome of the Democratic Party’s populist wing.
(More after the jump…)

Posted on Nov 8, 2006 READ MORE


Webb wins
AP / Evan Vucci

Webb Wins and Dems Take Control of Congress, Two News Agencies Report

The Associated Press and MSNBC have both called the Va. Senate race for Jim Webb, which would give Democrats control of the House and Senate for the first time since 1994.

  • A source in the George Allen camp said the senator was “disinclined” to ask for a formal recount, but would probably not concede any earlier than Thursday.
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    Ragin' Recount

    Get Ready for Ragin’ Recount 2006!

    If James Webb prevails in the Senate race recount in Virginia, Dems will control both houses of Congress. If Allen wins, the GOP retains the reins in the Senate. So prepare yourself for a recount battle second in ferocity only to the 2000 Bush-Gore saga—one replete with legal maneuvering, public posturing and, of course, dirty tricks.
    Update: We may be wrong about the above. (mea culpa after the jump…)

    Posted on Nov 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Jon Tester

    Montana Democrat Tester Wins, Tying Senate

    From the N.Y. Times: The Democratic challenger in Montana, Jon Tester, won the race for the United States Senate today, leaving only Virginia to face an uncertain outcome in a tight midterm election race that is not expected to be decided for days or weeks.

    Posted on Nov 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Rumsfeld and Gates
    From mindfully.org

    Rumsfeld Resigns, Former CIA Director Gates Will Step In

    President Bush announced that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has resigned, and former CIA Director Robert Gates (above, right) will step in at the Pentagon in prosecuting the Iraq war.

  • Hold off on the champagne just yet. Bush said during his press conference today that he and Gates share a common vision for the war in Iraq….

  • Posted on Nov 8, 2006 READ MORE


    Democrats
    AP / J. Scott Applewhite

    Dems Win the House, Senate Up for Grabs

    Democrats won control of the House last night, but the Senate is hanging on the outcome of two races:

  • Virginia, where the Democrat Webb leads the GOP incumbent Allen 1,170,564 to 1,162,717 (50% to 49%), with 99% of precincts reporting.
  • Montana, where the Democrat Tester leads the GOP incumbent Burns 174,045 to 172,302 (49% to 48%), with 91% of precincts reporting.
  • (All numbers current as of 7:20 a.m. EST Nov. 8.)

  • Posted on Nov 7, 2006 READ MORE


    ENTER_ALT_TEXT
    Illustration by Karen Spector

    Election 2006: the Bad

    ENTER_ALT_TEXT Not everybody was celebrating last night.  Here are some of the disappointing results from the elections:

  • Ford loses to Corker
  • California backs big oil
  • More setbacks for gay marriage
  • More after the jump….

  • Posted on Nov 7, 2006 READ MORE


    Good News
    Illustration: Karen Spector / Truthdig

    Election 2006: the Good

    Election 2006 In case you missed it, here are some of the exciting developments from Tuesday’s elections:

  • Dems take the House
  • Pelosi to be first woman House speaker
  • Big win for workers
  • More after the jump…

  • Posted on Nov 7, 2006 READ MORE


    Bernie Sanders
    From hillnews.com

    Bernie Sanders Wins Vermont Senate Race

    election 2006The U.S. House’s sole Independent and only socialist will become the junior senator from Vermont.

  • Read the Truthdig interview with Sanders

  • Posted on Nov 7, 2006 READ MORE


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