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The Democrats fell short in their quest for 60 U.S. Senate seats, but the race isn't quite over. After a fierce battle in the politically fascinating state of Oregon, Democratic usurper Jeff Merkley has been projected by The Oregonian to defeat Sen. Gordon Smith. That leaves Minnesota and Georgia. Update

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Sen Gordon Smith (R-Ore) on "This Week" elaborated on remarks he made earlier on the Senate floor, where he called the Iraq war "absurd" and possibly even "criminal" Asked what had brought about his change of heart, Smith replied: "Waking up the other morning and turning on the news and hearing that yet another 10 of our soldiers died the same way that several thousand have and I went from steamed to boiled" Watch it.

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