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November 06, 2006

What if the Dem's win - Environment

Link: NEWS FEATURES: CongressDaily Special Report: What If? (11/06/06).

Democrats are likely to turn up the heat on lawmakers to address global warming if they win control of Congress in next Tuesday's elections. While current Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Inhofe has criticized concerns about global warming as alarmist, the likely chairwoman in a Democratic chamber, Sen. Barbara Boxer of California, has supported tough mandatory curbs of industrial carbon dioxide emissions. As the new chairman of the panel's Clean Air Subcommittee, Sen. Thomas Carper, D-Del., would be in position to push for a less-stringent approach than Boxer's.

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The Stakeholder:: DCCC on Robocalls

Link: The Stakeholder:: DCCC on Robocalls.

Dirty Tricks 2006: GOP Spends $600k on Late Night Attack Phone Calls

Republicans Caught Making Calls to Democratic Voters in the Dead of Night to Anger and Turn Them Off to Voting and Dampen Turnout

NRCC Has Spent $2.1 Million on Calls, Nearly $600,000 on Attack Calls in the Last Week Alone.

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U.S./IRAQ: A Convenient Verdict?

And in the No Shit Department...

Link: U.S./IRAQ: A Convenient Verdict?.

Saddam Hussein doesn't have many friends here, but the death sentence handed down Sunday against the former Iraqi president has invited accusations that the announcement was timed to influence the U.S. congressional elections set for Tuesday, only two days after the verdict.

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November 04, 2006

Techdirt: California E-Voting Machines Let You Vote Early And Often

Link: Techdirt: California E-Voting Machines Let You Vote Early And Often.

At what point do we wake up from this e-voting story nightmare and have someone reassure us it was only a dream? Every day, there's yet another story about how badly screwed up these machines are. Today, we've got a treat, as it's not actually about Diebold, but their competitor, Sequoia Voting Systems. It turns out that on the back of some of their machines used in California, there's a little yellow button. If you push it, you can vote multiple times by switching the machine to "manual" mode.

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