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Nasrallah

Did Hezbollah Win?

Link TV’s Mosaic Intelligence Report is back with an in-depth look at the recent prisoner swap between Lebanon and Israel, comparing and contrasting how the leaders and people of both nations viewed the exchange and investigating what it might mean for Hezbollah and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in particular.

Posted on Jul 19, 2008 READ MORE


U.S. Is No. 1 in Arms Sales to Developing Nations

Of all the ways to stand out on the world stage, this news about America’s global leadership surely does not represent the best possible distinction it could have earned: According to a congressional study released Monday, the U.S. beat out Russia and Britain to become the top seller of weapons to developing nations such as India and Pakistan in 2006.

Posted on Oct 1, 2007 READ MORE


Feingold
russfeingold.org

2006 MVPs: Most Valuable Progressives

The Nation’s John Nichols singles out those progressives he feels deserve special recognition for their work in 2006, including Russ Feingold (above) and members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Posted on Dec 31, 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


    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


    Google Earth
    C|net News

    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


    capital
    mit.edu

    Democrats Within Striking Distance of Senate Control

    When Harry Reid said it would take a miracle for Democrats to regain control of the Senate, party operatives focused their hopes on the House. But recent events have Democratic challengers surging in polls.

    Posted on Oct 22, 2006 READ MORE


    Schwarzenegger
    geektimes.com

    Schwarzenegger Pumps Up Campaign

    Despite a consistent lead in the polls and a war chest twice the size of his opponent’s, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger just gave his campaign $3.5 million of his own money, leaving some strategists scratching their heads.

    Posted on Oct 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Campaign 2006: The Issues, the Stakes, the Prospects

    The choices are stark, the consequences are momentous, writes a public policy professor at UC Berkeley, who argues that the November elections will be the most significant in a generation.

    Posted on Sep 24, 2006 READ MORE


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    iwight.com

    Election Protection

    What good is a democracy without fair and clean elections?  In this piece for Tom Paine, Art Levine looks ahead to the November vote, and explains ways concerned Americans can protect it.

    Posted on Jul 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Mr. Fish's Guantanamo 2006
    Mr. Fish

    U.S. Disavows Guantanamo Suicide Comment

    The Bush administration distanced itself from a remark by a senior State Department official who called the suicide of three detainees at the Cuba detention center a public relations move.

    Posted on Jun 12, 2006 READ MORE


    Mr. Fish - Guantanamo 2006

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