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Some elections are contests between voters who are happy and voters who are not. This fall's elections are of a different sort: Since almost all the voters are unhappy with politics, the battle will be over which party gets the blame for dysfunction, inaction and disillusionment.

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Sen Joseph Lieberman says he will never let any form of public option -- opt-out, trigger or otherwise -- through the Senate, citing budget concerns This -- despite CBO estimates showing the health reform bill reducing the deficit over 10 years -- from a senator who has thrown billions at boondoggles (continued).

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President Bush has finally been forced to capitulate when it comes to the judiciary, after igniting a firestorm by announcing he would stand by the nominations of three conservative judges that had been blocked by Democrats. Bush conceded on Tuesday, announcing that all three nominees had withdrawn from the process.

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