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Independent Surge Troubles Politicians

The number of independent voters has grown steadily in recent years, particularly in the Southwest.  Politicians have had a difficult time appealing to the less predictable group, which includes everyone from ex-libertarians to young people who think of political parties as irrelevant. 
Update: A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows independents favor Democrats by 2 to 1.

Posted on Oct 24, 2006 READ MORE


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FCC Mulls Rule Changes

The FCC is considering rule changes that would enable further media consolidation, but several new studies submitted to the regulatory body say limited media ownership has resulted in bland content and a power structure that favors white men.

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Cutting and Running From ‘Stay the Course’

The Washington Post delivers a blistering analysis of Bush & Co.‘s attempts to erase from the nation’s memory a phrase now synonymous with head-in-the-sand stupidity.

  • Earlier: Watch Bush try to pull the wool over Stephanopoulos’ eyes

  • Posted on Oct 23, 2006 READ MORE


    Immigrant Children Trapped in Limbo

    The Washington Post examines the plight of child immigrants, caught between conflicting government agencies that seek to reunite families while at the same time working to deport them.

    Posted on Oct 23, 2006 READ MORE


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    Skilling Gets 24 Years

    Still maintaining his innocence, former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling was sentenced Monday to 24 years for his role in the collapse of the energy giant.  Skilling’s remaining assets will be liquidated, with about $45 million going to a victims’ fund.

    Posted on Oct 23, 2006 READ MORE


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    Fantasy Football, Meet Fantasy Congress

    Four Southern California college students have created an online game dedicated to trafficking in the legislative agendas of members of Congress.

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    Posted on Oct 23, 2006 READ MORE


    Iraqi Officials ‘Stole Millions’

    From the BBC: “A former Iraqi minister has said that officials in the former interim government stole about $800 million meant for buying military equipment.” Apparently there’s $7 billion worth of corruption being investigated.

    Posted on Oct 23, 2006 READ MORE


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    U.N.‘s Ban Is Heading to China

    For his first outing as the United Nations’ newly elected secretary-general, South Korea’s Foreign Minister Ban Ki-Moon will visit China to discuss the situation in North Korea.

    Posted on Oct 23, 2006 READ MORE


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    Google Maps the Election

    Google will release an election tool for its popular 3-D mapping software “Google Earth,” enabling users to view congressional districts and related campaign information.

    Posted on Oct 23, 2006 READ MORE


    Power Exec Struggles With Industry

    James Rogers may head the power industry’s main trade association, but he disagrees with the group’s opposition to emissions caps.  The forward-thinking CEO wants energy providers and the Bush administration to accept the reality of global warming and embrace the future: “The science says we need to act.”

    Posted on Oct 22, 2006 READ MORE


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