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Franken wins, Coleman concedes, and Dems get supermajority

June 30, 2009

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The long ordeal of Minnesota’s Senate race came to a close today when the Minnesota Supreme Court rejected Republican Norm Coleman’s legal challenges, ending the state legal battle. Rather than bringing the fight to federal court, Coleman conceded, and with the end of litigation, Democrat Al Franken, former comedian, talk show host and SNL writer, […]

Obama taking wrong stance on Honduras

June 29, 2009

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Honduras President Zelaya with his pal Chavez. President Obama, at first “deeply concerned” about the ouster of Honduras President Manuel Zelaya, has now said the “coup was not legal” and sets a terrible precedent of transition by military force. Despite Obama’s comments, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the administration hadn’t formally designated the ouster as […]

SCOTUS rules in favor of Ricci and New Haven firefighters

June 29, 2009

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In the last day of its current session, and the last day of Justice David Souter, the Supreme Court today handed down a 5-4 ruling that stated that Frank Ricci and several other firefighters from New Haven, CT, were discriminated against when the city threw out the results of their promotion exam when very few […]

Honduras’ army ousts President over disputed referendum

June 28, 2009

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Ousted Honduras President Manuel Zelaya. Trouble is brewing in the Central American nation of Honduras as it now appears that the Honduran army has arrested President Manuel Zelaya and kicked him out of the country. Zelaya has called it a coup and has urged other governments to not recognize any other government but his. Many […]

Cap and trade passes House with 8 GOP defections

June 26, 2009

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The woefully ill-advised cap and trade bill, also known as the Waxman-Markey bill, narrowly passed in the House of Representatives with a finaly tally of 219-212. The article calls it a “triumph” for the President, but I don’t know how proud the Democrats should feel over such a close vote when 44 of their own […]

Cap and trade, with public option health care, will harm our economy

June 25, 2009

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In line with the continuing mad dash to enact every piece of a strongly liberal agenda before the public begins to sour, a key vote on the environmental cap and trade bill looms for tomorrow. There are conflicting reports about the status of the House vote on Friday (that of course Al Gore is involved in), as […]

Michael Jackson has died

June 25, 2009

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Just a short time ago, the LA Times and the Associated Press reported that, after being rushing by paramedics to the UCLA Medical Center in cardiac arrest, Michael Jackson has died. It’s a sad end to the strange story of the man dubbed the “King of Pop” and thought by many to be the most […]